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Full time bearded man of Xbox One UK, and also a Senior Editor. Self-appointed Fighting Game Hype Man, because no one else on site appreciates the art of fisticuffs. Catch me on Twitter @donovan_ryder.
Great news for Injustice 2 players who are sick of fighting over-leveled characters when venturing into player matches; some changes are coming. In a post on Warner Bros Games forum, moderator NRS-Lanny posted the complete list of patch notes that are now live. Below are the general gameplay fixes, including changes to matchmaking: General stability and Online stability improvements Move list corrections and improvements to AI logic Online Ranked Match has been replaced with Ranked Set which are first to 3 wins Player Match and Private Match can now be searched with Competitive Mode On From within an Online Lobby ... Read More »
Congratulations are in order for the fine folks over at Turn 10 Studios, as the latest instalment of their popular racing simulator series, Forza Motorsport 7, has just gone gold. That's a lot of sales and pre-orders, and to celebrate, they've announced a demo. Releasing on September 19th, the demo will contain 3 unique races designed to show you what you can look forward to when the game launches. You can drive the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which you can find on the cover of the game, around the new Dubai circuit, or take the Mercedes Benz Tankpool racing truck around ... Read More »
You thought you escaped and got clean. You thought you managed to drag yourself away from the black hole timesink that is Skyrim. You thought wrong. As part of the Free Play Days promotion, players will be able to journey into the enhanced world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for free this weekend. Seems like the promotion is becoming somewhat of a weekly occurrence now, with games like UFC 2, Diablo 3 and Forza Motorsport 6 being featured over the past couple of weeks. As always, players will be given unlimited access to the full Skyrim experience, including the ... Read More »
For those amongst you who are still playing Gears of War 4 and haven't been consumed by the Destiny 2 hype juggernaut, this latest update should be music to your ears. The September Update for Gears of War 4 will be adding a bunch of new features to the game, including some new achievements designed for first time players to ease themselves into the game. Veteran players will unlock any already completed achievements that have been added, so you might be greeted with up to 500G next time you sign in. Players can also enjoy 2 new maps, Mercy and ... Read More »
Sonic Mania is running wild right about now thanks to the release of, well, Sonic Mania, so what better time to reveal some new Sonic Forces information than now? SEGA have revealed that Sonic Forces will be launching in North America and Europe on November 7th. Not only that, but there's a Bonus Edition available for pre-order that's coming with some tasty goodies. The Bonus Edition will include a custom controller skin adorned with Sonic and newcomer villain Infinite, along with some custom skins for your created character, in case you forgot that character creation was the big deal in ... Read More »
For all you masochists and hardcore platforming fans, Team Meat have the great news you've been waiting for: Super Meat Boy is coming back for round 2. Revealed at PAX West's Nindies Showcase, Super Meat Boy Forever will give players more of the gory, challenging and rewarding platforming action we've come to expect. And now you can punch enemies, which is fun. One particular feature that might cause a controversy is that Meat Boy and Bandage Girl always run, but Team Meat were quick to dispel the notion that Super Meat Boy Forever was some kind of infinite runner, stating ... Read More »
EA and DICE have announced the release date for Battlefield 1's latest DLC Pack, In The Name of the Tsar, and Premium Pass holders won't have long to wait. Thanks to their 2 weeks early access, they can have their fun from September 5th. whilst the rest of us can join on September 19th. The new pack, which will ship for £12/$15 US or £40/$50 US as part of the Premium Pass, will include 6 new maps, a new mode and more unlockables such as dog tags and service stars. Premium Pass holders can play the Lupkow Pass map already, ... Read More »
Motorsport fans (and the frugal)! Time to tear yourselves away from F1 2017 and download Forza Motorsport 6, as it's now available as part of the Free Play Days promotion. If you're still unaware of the concept, Microsoft run a Free Play Days event to allow Gold members to trial a game for a whole weekend, usually starting on Thursday and lasting through to midday on Monday. You get unlimited access and all your progress will carry over should you decide to upgrade. Last week saw the turn of Rainbow Six: Siege, but games like Halo 5, For Honor and ... Read More »
Okay, is it just me, or did this episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series drop with little to no fanfare? The only reason I knew this episode was out was due to a random browse of the DLC section, otherwise I'd have had no idea. Consider this review your public service announcement, just in case you're in the same situation. When we last saw our intrepid intergalactic interlopers, they had just found the temple that Peter Quill’s visions had eluded to. The Eternity Forge, and the Guardians themselves have reached the top of the galaxy's most ... Read More »
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