Monthly Archive: February 2017

If you're old enough to remember Maniac Mansion or even the Monkey Island games (considering it's been re-released on Xbox 360 and recently released as Games with Gold titles), then you may remember the wit that came along with those titles created by Ron Gilbert (but now owned by Disney due to George Lucas selling LucasArts to them). Gilbert's studio Terrible Toybox has announced an official release date for Thimbleweed Park, which tells the tale of a dead body that nobody is interested in. More to the point: There's a mystery going down with bizarre occurrences and 5 strangers who ... Read More »
Xbox's Phil Spencer has just dropped some big news. Microsoft will be introducing an Xbox One Game Pass in Spring 2017. For a monthly subscription, currently slated as $9.99 for the US, you will be able to choose from over 100 games to download. Whilst similar in nature to the Playstation NOW service, Xbox Game Pass has one major difference. With NOW you pay your subscription and stream games. With the Xbox Game Pass, you will be able to download them directly to your Xbox. Spencer said; "that means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or ... Read More »
It's Destiny reset day and also signals the return of Iron Banner.  Here is what is going on in the Tower as well as the Iron Temple this week: Nightfall: Fallen S.A.B.E.R. Old Russia, Earth Rush to the aid of the AI Warmind Rasputin as he broadcasts a plea for help across the system. Modifiers Epic - Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers. Brawler - Guardian melee damage is greatly increased. Grounded - Players take more damage while airborne. Chaff - Player radar is disabled. Fresh Troops - Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional ... Read More »
Have you been thinking about picking up Halo Wars 2? Has the recent financial recovery from Christmas, Valentine's day and Gameblast put a spanner in the works? Or are you simply unsure if it's for you? Well good news! The fine folks at Xbox have now made a Halo Wars 2 demo available free of charge. This means that you can try before you buy to see if the Halo Wars sequel with its unusual RTS approach towards Halo's expansive universe is for you. The news was confirmed on Twitter yesterday by none other than Major Nelson himself, so you ... Read More »
Agents... the big 1.6 patch for Tom Clancy's The Division is set for launch at 11 am in the UK today, 28 February 2017.  This update brings the Last Stand game mode, a bigger Dark Zone, as well as a ton of new weapons with new balancing.  Here are the official notes from Massive: Last Stand game mode SHD tech data relays loaded with operational information were left behind in the Dark Zone when the JTF was forced to withdraw. Rogues have targeted these data relays and are attempting to access what is inside. Engage in 8 versus 8 PvP ... Read More »
Today is your last chance to pick up two free games with February's Games with Gold. Leaving the line up early tomorrow is Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for Xbox One and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Xbox 360. Tomorrow will see two new games joining the roster for March. On Xbox One we have Layers of Fear whilst Borderlands 2, which became backwards compatible last week, is your free Xbox 360 game until March 15th. You still have two weeks to get Project Cars before we see it replaced by Evolve on March 16th. Grab them while you ... Read More »
Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 6th March 2017. Xbox One Deals CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES #KILLALLZOMBIES* Xbox One Game 50% DWG ABZU* Xbox One Game 20% DWG Battlefield 1 Xbox One Game 50% Pub Sale Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 50% Pub Sale Battlefield 1 Shortcut Kit: Ultimate Bundle Add-On 25% Pub Sale Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 40% Pub Sale Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle Xbox One Game 67% Pub Sale Battlefield 4 Xbox One Game 75% Pub ... Read More »
A little while ago, Overwatch posted an interesting picture on their twitter page, which has made Overwatch fans lose their head. https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/836320029222150144 Many are speculating that this is indeed a tease for a new upcoming character, with most suggesting it is a character called Lucio. Some twitter users even poke fun at the tweet: https://twitter.com/ItsGertt/status/836320950312288256 I suspect it won't be long before we hear an actual confirmation from them themselves regarding the tease, but be sure once they do, we will let you know! What do you think this tease means for Overwatch? We would be happy to hear your ... Read More »
In a recent interview with Polygon, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata shared some more info about what to expect when it comes to multiplayer and how it will take place within the game's main story. "There are a lot of things I can't really say about the multiplayer future just yet, but it will tie into the game, the main game, at some point in the story. And for the multiplayer feature, we are less focused on playing as the four main characters but rather as an avatar that the user creates themselves. So rather than having you and ... Read More »

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