About: Stephen Loftus

I'm a Dad to my daughter and my dog, a gamer since I was born and a TV nut since I could open my eyes! Like my taste in music, I have a wide variety of genres of games that I play. My preference would have to be RPG though. Gamertag: Stevee

Posts by: Stephen Loftus

UK-based indie developer VooFoo Studios has now announced a release date for it’s highly anticipated top-down racing game, Mantis Burn Racing which will be released on Xbox One and other platforms next week. The game was shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Racing Game’ in the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2016. Marketing & PR Manager, Sean Walsh had this to say: The response to the game at recent Gamescom and EGX expos has been nothing short of phenomenal. We’ve been blown away by the feedback from everyone who’s played the game. We’re thrilled that, in just a few days’ time, players will be … Read More »

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft also provided details of a system which will change the way we play games; The Cloud. Alas, we are yet to see it at it’s full potential. Yes, the cloud has been around for quite some time now, and we have already seen it implemented in a number of ways. One, in particular has been with us since part-way through the Xbox 360’s life-cycle, allowing us to store saves in ‘the cloud’ and continue where we left off on another Xbox 360 console half way across the globe, providing you had access to the internet … Read More »

Many people that I have spoken to about this robust controller had nothing bad to say. I can’t fault it; owning one myself, but having said that, I know of others who would. And those that do, the only complaint tends to be the hefty price tag. However, Amazon have recently put a price reduction on the controller saving you a little over £12 from its original price. It’s taken almost a year since release to see some kind of price drop anywhere but now that Amazon has decreased its price, surely others will follow. You can now purchase it for £107.75, … Read More »

A few of us here at Xbox One UK have enjoyed our time with ReCore, although a major gripe of ours is the excruciatingly long loading times – especially if you happen to die a lot! And we weren’t the only ones with this complaint – the Japanese / US dev collaboration of Comcept /Armature studios have been keeping a keen eye on the Internet and listening to their fans. The first patch on the agenda addresses the loading time issues, which you can read more about by visiting the official ReCore website here. “An update will be released this week for Xbox One and … Read More »

Now we know exactly what subscribers of EA Access are getting with the Play Trial finally getting as release date and details have been announced. The games streaming service usually offers players a free trial for upcoming games, and Battlefield 1 is no different. Subscribers will be able to download the game early and enjoy 10-hours of pure historic warfare. The EA Access Play Trial kicks off on 13th October, granting access to both the single-player campaign and four online multiplayer modes that consists of five maps to wreck havoc on. Players will be able to take their progress across over to … Read More »

The critically acclaimed Firewatch was due for a worldwide release on 21st September however, the keen-eyed of you may have noticed it hasn’t yet appeared in the store. That’s because it has been delayed here in the UK, along with a few other regions due to games ratings, developer Campo Santo has explained. You won’t have to wait much longer as it’s due before the month is out. 30th September, in fact. As an added-bonus, we will be treated to a free-roam mode, of which will be a universal release across all platforms The game takes place in Wyoming in the year … Read More »

This week saw the release of Destiny‘s Year 3 DLC ‘Rise of Iron’ crammed full of new content. The new Raid, however, remained shrouded in mystery. Until now. Today Bungie has released a trailer for this highly anticipated new Raid – ‘Wrath of the Machine’. Taking place right after the events of Rise of Iron’s story arc, you and your fireteam must venture “into the depths of the plaguelands and secure your legacy as an Iron Lord”. Guardians, are you ready to take on the challenge? Have you and your fireteam prepared for the latest raid? We would love to hear your thoughts … Read More »

For anyone that’s played The Game of the Year winner, The Witcher 3, will undoubtedly be familiar with the term ‘Gwent’. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it is The Witcher’s answer to Final Fantasy’s Triple Triad from many eons ago. The developers CD Projekt RED announced earlier this year, that they were working on a standalone version of this surprisingly popular card game, but today they have announced a beta start date for Xbox One and PC. The objective of Gwent is to ensure that the total strength of your cards on the board is greater than your opponents cards. Sound … Read More »

The closer the release to PS4 Neo, the more news and rumours about Project Scorpio start creeping up from all corners of the internet. And, to no surprise, one of these rumours was that Project Scorpio will run native 4K visuals on all their games, rather than simply upscaling 1080p. Shannon Loftis, Publishing General Manager for Microsoft has confirmed in a recent interview with USA Today, that Project Scorpio will natively run all first party games in 4K. Any game made by Microsoft Studios that is. “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render … Read More »

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