About: Bryan O'Shea

I was going to update this to say that I had recovered from my Destiny addiction. Unfortunately Rise of Iron has since happened so yeah.....

Posts by: Bryan O'Shea

The time is almost upon us fellow Gears fans, we can almost get our hands on the BETA build of developer, The Coalition's, Gears of War 4. I won't ramble on here as I'm sure you're as excited as me to read the details direct from the developer themselves.     Gears fans, the wait is almost over. We know you’ve been eager to see what’s in store for the future of Gears multiplayer, and next month we’re excited to give you the first taste and an opportunity to help shape the multiplayer experience in Gears of War 4 with ... Read More »
Now if you're anything like me that title makes you cringe just reading it, the idea of taking the number of people able to simultaneously be in a party to those heights is horrifying. Hearing 63 other people all yelling at one person as well as figuring out why you can't hear anyone only to realise you're "Disconnected" but still in the party are the kind of things nightmares are made off. But what could be seen as a nightmare by a select few (and a God send by others) could soon become a reality if Xbox's Head of Programming, Mike ... Read More »
As well as offering you up the latest and most breaking news as best as we possibly can, we at Xbox One UK also like to put our opinions and thoughts out there occasionally. Whether this come in the form of a game review, our monthly "What are we up to outside Xbox One UK?" article or indeed just a general opinion piece to air our praises or grievances towards a particular Xbox One specific issue. With that in mind we thought it would be a neat idea if, every now and again, we tried to get down to the nitty ... Read More »
The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a very, very brief period of down time in Destiny yesterday around 6pm, this was to deploy hot fix 2.1.1.3. This hot fix is Crucible specific and addresses match making and damage issues as detailed below: 2.1.1.3 - The one about new matchmaking settings. As forecast on the Bungie Blog (scroll down to "Download Incoming!"), we're deploying new settings for how we introduce players to their opponents and teammates in the Crucible. Matchmaking now operates with connection quality as the top priority. General Updated all of the matchmade Crucible playlists to make ... Read More »
This might seem a reasonable question, but surely it's one that can't yet be answered by anyone other than the developer themselves? Well that's not the case, because Reddit user nikulasu has reached the magic level 30 in a meager 15 hours. That may seem like an incredibly short time frame for a game that has received as much pre-release hype as Tom Clancy's The Division, however, don't be disheartened as nikulasu isn't negative about their experience, in fact they're quite positive in their original post: So before I say anything else, there is no spoilers here. I just wanted ... Read More »
This month sees the return of the annual Spring Sale on Xbox. The sale will see Xbox Gamers able to save up to 60% on premium Xbox Store games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. You can save a further 10% by "Going Gold" on Xbox, and don't forget if you're not already Gold there are a whole host of other benefits to be had from upgrading such as the ever popular "Games with Gold" programme. The official Microsoft announcement for the sale looks a little something like this: So is there anything you're hoping to see discounted heavily in the sale ... Read More »
Today has seen the developers of The Divison, Ubisoft, release a whole host of information regarding their plans for Year One of their much anticipated title. The video below shows glimpses of what we can expect to see from the season pass as well as from some free (that's right, free) content updates.     The official press release which accompanied the above video looks something like the below: Following launch, players will be able to take on new tasks and challenges within the main storyline and end-game through daily and weekly missions as well as Dark Zone events. In addition ... Read More »
The latest update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is now live on Xbox One. The full patch notes can be seen below: Multiplayer General Addressed issue where earned Dark Matter camos were not appearing on Black Market weapons. Resolved bug where Players were unable to unlock Gold/Diamond camos on the Marshal16 and MX Garand if they earned Weapon Class Mastery before TU5. Resolved issue where the wrong image would appear when a Player received the Reaper Geist Specialist theme in a Supply Drop. Addressed bug where the NX ShadowClaw’s Bayonet would display the wrong image if banned or ... Read More »
1818The critically acclaimed Prison Architect has finally found it's way to Xbox One and launches today in the game preview programme, with both trial (free) and full (£19.99) versions available. To learn more about the game see the official description below: Take control of the building and running of a maximum security prison as the critically acclaimed lock-em-up arrives on Xbox One! Your Design, Their Fate. Will you build and manage a prison to create social order where it’s failed in the past, offering rehabilitation and peaceful coexistence amongst inmates? Will your prison disregard human rights, impose intentional harshness and ... Read More »

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