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.....

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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 »
There are changes aplenty coming to the Xbox Experience and the Xbox App in the next round of preview programme updates and most, if not all, of them sound like more than welcome additions a few of which can be seen in the preview clip below. The full list of details are as follows: – Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One: Fans have spent more than 30 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One and so it’s natural that being able to purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One ranks as one of your top ... Read More »
Konami has announced today that the ‘Cloaked in Silence’ DLC campaign for METAL GEAR ONLINE, the dedicated, squad-based multi-player component of the best-selling METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be available on March 15th. The ‘Cloaked in Silence’ Expansion Pack includes three new maps (Coral Complex, Rust Palace, Azure Mountain) as well as new character, Quiet. The official press release for this content can be seen below: METAL GEAR ONLINE will also feature a new mode known as SURVIVAL, which will arrive on April 7th. In SURVIVAL, teams of players compete for the highest win streak to achieve greater ... Read More »
In the wee hours of yesterday morning (24th February) Rod Ferguson, Studio Head of The Coalition (the studio responsible for developing Gears of War 4), confirmed that he would be showing Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) new "Gears 4 stuff". What this "stuff" included altogether is anyone's guess at the moment, but it would be a fair assumption that graphic and gameplay aspects of a Gears 4 tech demo were shown off. Phil Spencer responded much later in the day with the Tweet below: @GearsViking Stunning progress by @CoalitionGears. I remember seeing "Warfare" for the first time, same feeling today ... Read More »

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