Xbox Game Pass Adds ‘Age Of Empires 3,’ ‘Tales Of Vesperia’ And More

KEY POINTS

  • “Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition,” “Tales of Vesperia” and “Heave Ho” are Xbox Game Pass-bound
  • “ScourgeBringer,” “Cricket 19” and “Supraland” will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass on Oct. 21 and 22
  • DLC updates for titles such as “Black Desert,” “Destiny 2” and “Doom Eternal” will be added throughout the month

The October lineup for Xbox Game Pass is getting a remastered strategy game, a classic role-playing game, a body-climbing title, a curious platformer and several other titles this week.

The online video game streaming service continues to add games for subscribers, which have risen to over 15 million. Thanks to high-quality games joining their ranks, it has become easier for gamers to make the choice of getting a Game Pass subscription.

According to the official Xbox website, Oct. 15 will see the arrival of “Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition,” “Heave Ho,” “Katana Zero,” “Tales of

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Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a “dramatic rate” in the region.

Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute’s Polarstern ship docks.

But the information gathered by researchers as the ship drifted through the ocean trapped in ice will be vital to helping scientists understand the effects of climate change.

In the summer, the researchers saw for themselves the dramatic effects of global warming on ice in the region, considered “the epicentre of climate change”, according to mission leader Markus Rex.

“We could see broad stretches of open water reaching nearly to the Pole, surrounded by ice that was riddled with holes produced by massive melting,” Rex said.

His sobering conclusion: “The Arctic ice is disappearing at

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