Why this has Piqued our interest
Destiny has been the bane of sleep for Jon and Phil since its release (as well as countless others). There has however been an issue and that is the content beginning to feel been there done that.
But fear not Bungie is coming to the rescue with its first expansion and the trailer below shows just what we are going to get. So open your eyeholes and enjoy.
Why this has piqued our interest
Shadow of Mordor will be in many people's Game of the Year list come years end we have no doubt. Our review of the game (Which you can read here) will give you more reasons why I feel comfortable making this statement.
Now though players on the last gen systems will get the opportunity to dive into the game and its revolutionary nemesis system.
Gamers Can Play as Favourite Heroes from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Titles and Call of Duty: Black Ops II in All-New, Free to Play Call of Duty Mobile Game
In Call of Duty: Heroes players take command of a small outpost to build and upgrade it into an impenetrable base, utilising a number of weapons and equipment options, including sentry guns, SAM turrets, mines and more than 30 upgradeable structures. Gamers can direct and level up five legendary Call of Duty heroes such as Capt. John Price and Sgt. John "Soap" MacTavish from the Modern Warfare series and Call of Duty: Black Ops II's JSOC operative Mike Harper and more. Take them into battle while also unleashing epic killstreaks, including the UAV, care packages, drone strikes and chopper gunner as well as tactical expertise unique to each. Gamers even have access to a broad range of hailed Call of Duty infantry and drones, including Juggernauts, Dragonfires and CLAWs. Players can also team up with friends to form alliances, donate troops and take down opponents while earning in-game rewards.
"Call of Duty: Heroes brings back these iconic characters from across the Call of Duty franchise to play once again in an all-new experience created for mobile players," said Jeremiah Maza, executive producer, Activision Publishing, Inc. "And it's all focused on the fun. There's nothing like calling in heavyweights like Capt. Price or Mike Harper and rolling into a new mission right from your phone or tablet."
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and developed by China-based Faceroll, Call of Duty: Heroes is available for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch* or at www.AppStore.com/CODHeroes. Call of Duty: Heroes is also available on the Windows 8 Tablet and will be coming soon to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
Visit www.callofduty.com/heroes, www.facebook.com/CallofDuty, or follow on Twitter @CallofDuty for more information. For free registration of a Call of Duty account, go to www.callofduty.com/.
Turtle Beach Elite 800 Fully Wireless Gaming Headset for the PlayStation®4 is Now in Stores
A completely reimagined preset system allows DTS surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music using presets developed by Turtle Beach. Presets can be customised and managed using a new companion app. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look.
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As we gear up to usher an entire new population into Los Santos and Blaine County with the release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PS4 and Xbox One next week – we just wanted to say thank you to the awesome and dedicated players that have made GTA Online such a nonstop thrill over the past year on PS3 and Xbox 360 so far. We may have provided the world and the tools, but it’s really you players who have made the Online world as amazing as it has become. We’ve dug up a few bits of Online census info as you can see below that help illustrate that point.
It took 11 bit studios two years to develop This War of Mine. During that time, they didn't work only on graphics, coding and writing. They also tried to grasp the real face of war. They have done a lot of research to find memoirs and stories of the people who saw war with their own eyes. They wanted to learn and find out what hell on earth looks like. Today, the creators of This War of Mine, they would like to thank to all the people for their support and for sharing their stories with them. One of these people is Emir Cerimovic who you'll meet in today's video
The season will feature Troy Baker as Rhys, Laura Bailey as Fiona, Chris Hardwick as Vaughn, Erin Yvette as Sasha,Patrick Warburton as Vasquez, and Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack. Additional casting details from the season are yet to be announced.
“Halo has always been synonymous with Xbox,” said Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, who attended the UK launch party at Shoreditch Studios. “‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ allows us to thank our fans and celebrate with an amazing package that will introduce a new generation to the epic Halo universe.”
In early reviews, press have echoed the fan excitement in seeing Master Chief finally welcomed to the next gen. The Xbox One exclusive title has already been hailed by Metro as “everything a Halo fan could wish for”, and currently holds an 89 Metacritic score.
To celebrate the Master Chief’s long-awaited return, fans, media and YouTubers attended the UK launch in East London where they witnessed the UK premiere of the first two episodes of Halo: Nightfall, before four teams battled it out on Halo 2 in a Halo: The Master Chief Collection Anniversary Tournament – all streamed live on Twitch. The competition was closely fought, before Ali-A and his team narrowly secured victory in a finale on the Halo 2: Anniversary map, Lockdown.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available worldwide today exclusively on Xbox One for £49.99. Halo: The Master Chief Collection also includes Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, as well as access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, launching Dec. 29.
London, UK. London-based indie developer Payload Studios is celebrating winning Best New IP (Small Studio) at The TIGA Awards for its physics-based, modular vehicle construction and combat game TerraTech, as well as readying the launch of its open beta via the Humble Store, which will be live from 6pm this evening.
To celebrate the launch of TerraTech's Humble Beta, the standard version will be available for the opening week for just £17.49/$27.99/E22.99 (a discount from the normal price of £19.99/$30.99/E24.99). A deluxe R&D Pack DLC edition, featuring exclusive content and forum access for discussing new features with the developers, will also be available for £26.49/$41.99/E33.99 (reduced from £28.99/$45.99/E36.99).
Vehicles in TerraTech are constructed by combining a huge variety of parts that are crafted or sourced from a number of in-game fictional corporations, each with their own distinct style and functionality. The R&D Pack features experimental vehicle blocks, which will only ever exist in the beta versions of the game and which will provide an exclusive test-bed for the development team and players to experiment with new parts and new ideas, allowing community feedback to directly impact the future of the game.
The TerraTech Humble Beta will be available from the Humble Store from Friday
You can read our interview with TerraTech at EGX here
Champion awarded real shot at racing stardom with Nissan
GT Academy 2014 unfolds on ITV4 from 8pm on Wednesday November 12 in a must-watch five-episode TV series. A revolutionary concept from Nissan and PlayStation(R), GT Academy is a virtual-to-reality competition that tests the skills of elite Gran Turismo(R) video gamers on the real life-track in the bid to uncover Europe's highest car racing potential.
The UK were amongst 12 European countries to participate in the NISMO PlayStation(R) GT Academy 2014, which began in April this year, with hundreds of thousands of gamers competing online through GT(R)6. The GT Academy live events brought the competition to the public, where at the vibrant Goodwood Festival of Speed, avid gamers and curious bystanders alike could try their hand at becoming the next gamer-to-racer champion. Only the very best were then awarded a place in their respective National Final, the first real-life test of race star potential. Finally, six National Finalists from seven regional groups were given a place at GT Academy Race Camp, the final stage of the competition, held at the birthplace of Formula One in Silverstone, UK at the end of July, 2014.
As the decisive test of adaptability from behind the screen to behind the wheel, Race Camp comprises a week of intensive challenges both on and off the race track. Competitors strive daily to build their skills and display their potential to avoid elimination from the competition. In a final seven-man race-off, only the top driver from each group will have a shot at becoming GT Academy champion 2014.
ITV4 now brings you the adrenaline and the emotions of GT Academy Race Camp. Under the wisdom and support of Rob Barff, the UK's six competitors compete amongst Europe's 42 most track-worthy gamers for a once in a lifetime opportunity: a place in the Driver Development Programme, a seat in the Dubai 24 Hours in January 2015, and a chance at an exhilarating career in car racing.
Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours legend Johnny Herbert continued this year as GT Academy Head judge, having long been an advocate of the programme ever since it began in 2008. The ultimate decision of naming GT Academy's overall winner falls once again to Johnny, while the eliminations of the UK's competitors is decided by Rob Barff himself. Meanwhile, an impressive grouping of expert trainers and racing drivers give each competitor the support they need for a fighting chance in this competition.
GT Academy 2014 marks the sixth ever season of this innovative virtual-to-reality competition, which has seen a legacy of success since the very beginning. Lucas Ordonez, the first ever GT Academy winner, continues this legacy today with unquestionable triumphs including pro-am title win in the Blancpain Endurance Series 2013 and race victory in the Japanese Super GT in October this year, to name a few. This success has been joined by Jann Mardenborough, race winner of Formula One feeder series GP3, while Wolfgang Reip, Mark Shulzhitskiy and Miguel Faisca are just a portion of former GT Academy winners who each strive to set new standards in the worldwide arena of car racing.
ITV4 will bring viewers to the front line of GT Academy to see what it really means to be a virtual-to-reality racing driver. An in-depth look at the science of racing along with the intensive journey from the sofa to the race track bring a TV experience like none other, where video gamers and fans alike can have an emotional close-up of the heartache and triumph of who will be leaving Race Camp, and who will be staying, before only one is named champion.
The progress of the new GT Academy European Champion can be followed on www.facebook.com/GTAcademy and www.twitter.com/GTAcademy.
Grand Theft Auto V is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov 18, 2014 and for PC January 27, 2015.
The game will initially launch on PS4 and Vita, with PC and Mac versions hitting the following month.
You can find out more about Mike and the game from this interview with him at EGX.