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Downloadable Content. DLC. Three letters that are likely to strike dread or anger (or both) into the heart of cost-conscious gamers everywhere. At this point in the history of gaming, DLC is ubiquitous. DLC season passes are often sold as part of pre-order bundles, and successful triple-A games that don’t have lengthy DLC pipelines announced at the same time as the main announcement are few and far between. The Season Pass is a marketing tool, incentive, and sometimes a cautionary tale. The early days of DLC were probably the darkest and most cynical. The earliest example of DLC that many ... Read More »
When Phil Spencer announced that Xbox 360 games would be made backward compatible on the Xbox One at E3 in 2015, Xbox fans everywhere rejoiced. The desire to replay some of the older Call of Duty and Gears of War games had been voiced loudly and seemingly everywhere - from the internet to the canteen of my office. Microsoft had listened, and made it possible. From the start, the backwards compatible status of some games was all but assured - games that were still having sequels produced were obvious choices for the programme, as were those published by companies that ... Read More »
As Destiny winds down following the long metamorphosis into its final form ahead of the release of Destiny 2 in September, playing it has put me into a reflective mood. It feels like I’m saying goodbye to an old friend, one with whom I’ve had profound conversations and suffered crippling hangovers – one with whom I’ve debated and argued and occasionally fallen out, but one with whom I’ve always reconciled in the end. Now that friend is going away, and I’m going to miss it. I remember watching the E3 reveal and seeing the name Bungie attached to it and ... Read More »
Black and White Bushido is a 4 player 2-D platforming “stealth ‘em up”, according to the developers Good Catch, which is the most accurate description for B&WB. Other suggestions from us include “4 player dash ‘n’ slash”, and “one screen of monochrome mutilation”... Perhaps “stealth ‘em up” is better. You control a warrior of light or shadow, hiding in specific sections of the map waiting to strike. These sections will change every so often to ensure no players camp in the same spot for the whole game. The game itself is a single screen 2-D platformer with wall jumps, double ... Read More »
With the Xbox being a solid brand name in gaming for over fifteen years now, there’s been a vast library of games to satisfy our gaming needs over the three generations of console. Some of these games became one hit wonders. Some spawned franchises and many sequels. And some we just resigned to the recycle bin never to mention again. After the release of the zany Xbox platformer Voodoo Vince last week on Xbox One, we got thinking here at Xbox One UK. What other titles from the original Xbox would we like to see have a remaster on Xbox ... Read More »
A few months back we wrote about what we felt could be further expanded when a true sequel for Destiny would be announced. Now that we know Destiny 2 exists and the premise behind it, which we was something we predicted, we thought we could dive into the latest grimore cards to further speculate what’s on the horizon in Destiny 2. First, all the clues leading to the Cabal making a push to compensate for their defeats at the hands of the Guardians and Oryx is obviously the main story for Destiny 2. Lead by their commander Ghaul (while resisting ... Read More »
Since Titanfall 2 released last year, I’ve spent a good amount of hours both tearing apart the IMC in the campaign, and more so through multiplayer. Being an avid Titanfall lover, it’s the one title I was looking forward to most in 2016. But the past few months, I’ve also found myself returning to the original. You see, as excited as I was, and don’t get me wrong, the sequel is still a stellar release in its own right. It just fails to capture the magic, for me. Whilst we are bouncing around some excellent new maps in our shiny ... Read More »
Ghost Recon: Wildlands was available to a select few gamer's that had the opportunity to put the game through its paces in a closed beta environment. As with any beta offering, you can expect a mix of both subtle and drastic changes to the final product based on the feedback received. That said, the closed beta should still give us enough insight to understand enough to get a fix on what we can expect when the final game is released. One of our Twitch team, Chris Nis, recently broadcast his time playing the game for the first time. We caught ... Read More »
It’s easy to forget sometimes, games we all loved in the past. The industry is awash with endless sequels. Guaranteed releases year in year out (we’re looking at you Call of Duty and endless sports games). Last year saw the cult Mirrors Edge receive a prequel, eight years after the original was released on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. And that got me thinking. What would I like to see return? There’s many a game series, or one hit wonder I’ve enjoyed in my 25+ year gaming life. And as I thought of my own ‘wish list’, I thought ... Read More »

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