Monthly Archive: January 2016

Really that title tells you all you need to know boys and girls but for those of you out there who are sticklers for the minor details they are something like this. Ubisoft seem to have been surprised, pleasantly so, at the overwhelming demand there has been for access to the BETA of their latest big project. As such the good people over at Ubisoft have decided to extend the BETA as confirmed in the quote below posted to their official forums by community manager Natchai Stappers. Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for … Read More »

Will he be as awesome as he hope? With a recent video released showing off the new character ‘Kim Wu’, Killer Instinct fans became ecstatic for two reasons. One is obvious – Kim Wu looks like a real force to be reckoned with. The second is a teaser video right at the end, are we going to see the Arbiter from Halo as a playable character? Let’s take a look at the two videos and see what we can pick out from them. This first video is the full version showing off Kim Wu, she looks like someone you don’t … Read More »

The results sound quite impressive Stuart Whyte, the studio director at Lionhead, has proudly announced that the immersive ‘Fable Legends’ is taking advantage of the DX12 technology and the results are a real step forward. In a recent interview with ‘BidnessETC‘, Stuart explained further by quoting: Fable Legends is using a number of features on Xbox One, including asynchronous compute and efficient multi-threaded rendering. This has led to improvements in rendering efficiency, which means that the developer can push the visual bar higher than would otherwise be possible. This also means that the Xbox One now has better graphical and computing … Read More »

It’s been the on again, off again romance of the century. First we thought that The Witness, the well received PS4 puzzle game from the creator of Xbox 360 classic Braid, was a Sony exclusive. When we learned that the game had gone through the ESRB ratings board for PC and Xbox One as well as PS4, we were happy little puzzle-game-loving bunnies, until none other than the game’s creator Jonathan Blow took the wind from our sails on Twitter. to get the game re-rated. (Provided the content is the same, which it would be). — Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January … Read More »

Konami have announced that they will be releasing a new piece of DLC for Metal Gear Online. The new piece of DLC will contain 3 new maps and a new “unique character” mode. The new DLC is arriving March 2016, we’ll have more details on Monday including a recap of the new DLC info and more — Metal Gear Online (@MetalGearOnline) January 30, 2016 Players will have the ability to select the “unique character” as a mission setting before starting a game. This will mean that one randomly chosen player will spawn in as a special character, either Snake, … Read More »

Fans of the board game genre should rejoice. British developer RadiationBurn have released there fantastic take on the genre, The Living Dungeon. And it looks fantastic. The Living Dungeon is a tactical board game that will test your skill and ability as you battle through randomly generated dungeons in four different game types. You will have to pit yourself against biased dungeon masters and work as a team with your fellow players if you are to make it through. With the multiplayer side of the game you can drop in and out of the game meaning that longer games can … Read More »

In recent days Aaron Greenberg, the head of Marketing at Xbox, has been talking about about what 2016 has in store for Xbox. He also talked about the boss, Phil Spencer and what he’s like, both as a person and also what he’s like to work for. “I think with Xbox One, where we are right now, I’m really proud of what we achieved in the last couple of years in particular. The team has made an incredible product, I think we have an industry leading games line-up. I think that if we look at this next year we’re gonna … Read More »

Just a reminder that today – 31 January – is your last chance to pick up a couple of free Games with Gold titles: Killer Instinct (Xbox One) available until 31 January Deus Ex Human Revolution (Xbox 360) available until 31 January You still have at least a couple of weeks to pick up the remaining January Games with Gold title – Zheros (Xbox One) available until 15 February 2015. You can get hold of these games through the Xbox 360 / Xbox One dash (depending on each game’s platform), or hit up Remember, too, that Deus Ex (and all future Xbox 360 Games with … Read More »

Pretty much everyone recognises that Xbox got it wrong at the 2013 Xbox One reveal, and misjudged their audience terribly. A failure to talk about games, an always connected console, and a complex digital game share feature that no-one could understand (least of all the execs trying to present the idea) left people confused and bemused. Suddenly the last-gen winner was on the back foot and Sony was guaranteed a head start this time around, as long as they didn’t fall over their own feet. Phil Spencer and his team have largely restored gamers’ faith in Xbox – 19 million units sold (more … Read More »

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