Monthly Archive: August 2016

How do you summarise Slime Rancher for someone that has never heard of the game? There are a couple of ways you could go about this. ‘Beautifully animated’ is one way. Or how about, ‘A fun pick up and play title that isn’t too mentally tasking?’ Those are definitely ways you could describe Slime Rancher, the Monomi Park developed title that’s just entered the Xbox Game Preview programme However, you could also explain it to friends and family a lot like this: “Well there are slimes and… There are these little coloured blob things that… So you go around collecting carrots, chicken and other stuff to … Read More »

With Titanfall 2 set to be released on October 28th, and the recent tech test seemingly have gone quite well, it’s time for the Titans to finally appear. The full list of has been revealed and boy are they a menacing bunch. If you happened to play the recent tech tests you will have already seen Scorch and Ion in all their metal glory, chances are you were at the receiving end of a few punches during that time as well. And although not playable during the test, a third titan called Ronin was previously revealed at E3. Now, though, we … Read More »

Major Nelson has announced that Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live will be released to preview members from today and will be followed on the Xbox app soon. Clubs The clubs will be player created and managed and will be possible to create or join a club for whatever you like. There intention is for gamers to meet and game with people who have the same interests, create a club for your friends to create gamenights of your favourite titles etc. When you are in a club you will be able to chat, set up parties, play games … Read More »

Would you kindly return to Rapture? It’s not long until the release of Bioshock: The Collection and alongside improved graphics fit for current-gen consoles (that’s 1080p/60fps on all platforms), we’ve now learnt that there’s a whole behind-the-scenes documentary hidden within the games. The Bioshock trilogy is one of the best-loved shooters of all time, thanks in part to its stunning visuals, creepy settings and absolute mind-messing stories that cover everything from neuro-linguistic programming to the multiverse. So as you’d expect from the game, developed by the now defunct Irrational Games, there’s quite a story to tell here. And gamers will … Read More »

Howard Philpott, creative producer at Bulkhead Interactive (creator of Pneuma: Breath of Life) has announced today that their new game The Turing Test is now available on Xbox One.  The Turing Test is a puzzle game focuses on human instincts.  Philpott had this to say about the design of The Turing Test: Solving the puzzles of The Turing Test is all about trusting your instincts as a player, especially as the puzzles are designed in a way that only a human could solve them. Following the success of Pneuma: Breath of Life, Bulkhead made it a point to deliver an … Read More »

It’s time to go to war as the Battlefield 1 Beta has officially started today. The Beta will let players explore and dominant the Sinai Desert map.  Players will experience infantry battles in the narrow streets to dogfights above the mountain cliffs.  Be careful to avoid the deadly armored train that charges through the desert sands. There will be two modes to experience – the first being Conquest.  This will be no surprise to many Battlefield veterans.  Conquest will allow up to 64 players to fight for control of key objectives spread across the map.  Holding these objectives allow for … Read More »

Not every game appearing here is going to be a top class triple AAA title, No doubt most will be smaller indie games or maybe even add-on packs. Well, each week we will be dissecting the Deals With Gold Games and choosing what we feel are the best out of the bunch. So what do we feel are this week’s Deal With Gold Best Buys? This week’s Top Two are: Ark: Survival Evolved (save 40%)   Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the … Read More »

This is a curious one, open to interpretation. Just the way we like it… Announced on Twitter today by Major Nelson, it was revealed that the popular Disney title Castle of Illusion will be made backwards compatible alongside Forza Horizon, one of September’s Games with Gold. Forza Horizon (SEP #GamesWithGold) & Castle of Illusion are coming to Xbox Back Compat today — \\ Larry Hryb \\ (@majornelson) August 30, 2016 All is well so far, until it was revealed by a representative of Sega, the game’s publisher, that the game will be delisted on September 2nd and will … Read More »

We’ve had a strange love for Artifex Mundi’s series of hidden object games, noting how each release on Xbox One has been an improvement on the last. And the pulpy horror tale, Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call continues that trend. Hit the links for our reviews of Artifex Mundi’s Enigmatis and Grim Legends.  The Siren’s Call is the sequel to Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (These games have extremely long, B-movie style titles), but don’t worry if you haven’t played the original – sure, there are some references, but you won’t be missing out on anything game-changing. Once more you take … Read More »

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