Starting today, the hilarious shooter Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfareheads to the Wild West in Zomboss Down, the brand-new free* downloadable game pack. The new pack will feature even weirder shooter fun with the new Cactus Canyon Gardens and Graveyards Map, eight new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap from 20 to 30 for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system.
The time has come for gamers to Hunt Bigger Game. Wizards of the Coast today announced Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers, the latest installment for the popular Duels of the Planeswalkersfranchise and the first version to release on the new next-generation gaming console, Xbox One. Starting this summer, Magic 2015 will put players at the centre of the action as the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse, Garruk Wildspeaker, shifts his hunter’s instinct away from beasts of the wild to the ultimate quarry—you!
By Matt Taylor
Today, Microsoft launched ‘The One Campaign’, inviting UK gamers to take part in a series of challenges designed to put their skills to the test. Five of Britain’s biggest YouTube stars have designed the challenges based on their favourite Xbox One games, and have laid down the gauntlet for gamers to submit their best clips via Upload.
The One at Sniping
Gamers have until 11.59PM, Friday 2nd May 2014, to submit their Upload clips, with more challenges and YouTube stars to be announced soon.
“The Father of Mixed Martial Arts” is Playable as an Unlockable Fighter or Fans can Pre-order* Today to Get Instant Day-One Access
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon®in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 20, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. To see Bruce Lee realized in game, watch the EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Bruce Lee Reveal (Below), the first cinematic trailer from EA SPORTS UFC that was released today. For more information on the Bruce Lee pre-order offer, please visit http://ea.vg/1hSOrEi.
After quite a bit of miscommunication it appears the incoming behemoth that is Tiatnfall will have paid DLC. While this was expected its odd to note that the games developers keep contradicting themselves.
The price at least on the PC is £19.99 which for three content drops is not too bad.
follow this link for further details.
By Steph Dumont
Less than two weeks until Respawn's Titanfall drops! Weeks after the beta and with the all the chat across Facebook and Twitter, I for one am super excited for the full package deal now.
All that slow-mo and EXPLOSIONS! GIMME!
Trailer following at 1080p 60fps (but we're not having that discussion anymore).
Enable FULLSCREEN and VOLUME UP!
UK’s Best Call of Duty® Players Head to Los Angeles for the Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox
The best Call of Duty® players from across Europe descended on London this past weekend to battle it out in the Call of Duty® European Championships. 26 teams from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the rest of Europe went head-to-head for a chance to represent their country at the Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox being held 28th-30th March 2014 in Los Angeles for a share of the tournament’s $1 million total prize purse.
The full list of teams to qualify from Europe are:
It seems that the zany weapons and madcap characters allow for a younger point of entry to the world of shooter games and actually seems like a clever way to grab a whole new audience who may be less inclined to the RTS style of playing. Popcap have a well known background in terms of producing accessible titles, but with deeper, addictive gameplay. Add to that the trademark humour Popcap are famed for and we could see a refreshing combination of fun and great visuals that could be a tonic for all Titanfall junkies.
With game features that are taking full advantage of the Frostbite 3 engine you will be able play 24 player multiplayer matches, take on the zombie horde with three online friends and, just for extra kicks, take to the Kinect, SmartGlass or even your controller in the all new Boss Mode. Customisation tools help you personalise your plants and zombies, and allow for you to add your own wacky slant to in-game characters.
All in all Garden Warfare could have the potential to go up against the big boys in the race to dominate the Xbox One titles.
This post has been sponsored by EA Games, but all thoughts are our own.
The best broadcasting and spectating experience on any console is on its way when the new Twitch app launches on Xbox One on 11 March.
Twitch, the world’s largest video platform and community for gamers, with 45 million visitors per month and Xbox One, the only all-in-one games and entertainment system, are joining forces to bring the Twitch experience into the new generation.
Both Twitch and Xbox One are seeing blazing growth, with Twitch’s traffic skyrocketing and Xbox One off to the fastest launch in Xbox history. On the heels of the acclaimed “Titanfall” beta, which peaked at No. 1 on Twitch across all platforms with more than 65,000 concurrent views on 13 February, it’s time to give the world its first taste of next-generation multiplayer action. On 14 March when “Titanfall” launches, Twitch and Xbox One come together for the first truly next-gen Twitch experience, one that can't be matched by any other console.
Only with Twitch on Xbox One, can you broadcast and watch your favourite games live by simply saying “Xbox, Broadcast”. Once you’re done broadcasting, you can use Twitch to watch the games you love, chat with the players you follow, or even join a broadcaster’s game. Xbox One is the only next-gen console that allows you to archive your Twitch broadcasts and view live Twitch streams regardless of their original source.
“Only Xbox One offers the most complete Twitch experience, with access to any live broadcast and the full Twitch catalogue,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Marketing, Xbox. “We’ve designed Xbox One to be the best place to play with features and unparalleled partnerships that deliver epic moments for gamers.”
“Over the last two years, we have seen the broadcasting and spectating of video games go from a niche activity to a pastime shared by millions,” said Emmett Shear, CEO and Founder, Twitch. “As the experience grows in popularity, it’s important to provide as broad a feature set as possible for the community. Microsoft has done just that by rolling out the most robust console integration of Twitch to date and setting a new bar for others to strive for.”
Twitch on Xbox One
Thanks to Kinect, Xbox One owners that have completed a one-time setup of their Twitch account can begin live streaming their game of choice simply by saying "Xbox, Broadcast" at any point during their time playing it. Kinect also allows you to easily include your picture-in-picture video feed and audio commentary along with the game broadcast, making it the perfect way to connect with your friends and followers. Xbox One's Twitch app is a great way to meet new friends too, as you'll be able to view the gamer card of anyone streaming from Xbox One and begin following them.
Your Twitch activity will appear in the friends app and activity feed of your followers, giving everyone a real-time update on what you're broadcasting or watching. You can even set up notifications for a heads-up when one of your favourites begins broadcasting and earn Media Achievements just by spectating as you normally would or by checking out any of the Xbox One games you haven't seen before.
During the broadcast, broadcasters and viewers will be able to interact (viewers can post comments in the chat stream, while the broadcaster verbally responds or assigns a moderator to keep chat running smoothly while they're busy playing). As an added bonus, broadcasters can invite friends into a private party from the chat stream, allowing them to voice chat outside of the broadcast.
By Steph Dumont
Head ups everybody! Invites are being sent over Xbox Live messages to preview the next Xbox One Update! The official word over on Xbox Wire:
"The team is working hard to deliver some exciting updates in March that will make Xbox One even better. But in order to ensure our customers have the best experience on Xbox One and Xbox Live, we need the help of our passionate community.
Beginning today, Xbox is inviting select Xbox Live members to preview new features coming to Xbox One in a March system update and future system updates as they become available, asking them to provide valuable feedback before the updates are implemented worldwide. Selected participants will receive a message over Xbox Live with a code to register. The next system update will begin rolling out next week to those who will preview the new features. Once registered, participants will be able to test the early features included in the update and provide feedback on a private forum and can opt out of future waves.
Like Marc Whitten announced last week, the updates coming in March will significantly improve the multiplayer and party experiences on Xbox One. We’re counting on our fans to share their input as we’re putting the final touches on the new features that we plan to deliver in early March.
Thanks for helping make Xbox One even better. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the system updates whether you are participating in the preview or not. We love to hear from you."
Woohoo! Updates! Lovely lovely updates! Let us know if you manage to get it and let us know what's going on in the inner workings.
By Steph Dumont
Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One next month.
Originally released on PC platforms last year, the space combat game puts players into a transformable mecha starfighter and allows you to engage in some serious space combat featuring dozens of intersteller units. The Director's Cut boasts updated graphics, a restructured campaign, previously-released DLC and extra ships to pilot.
Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut will be released digitally via the Playstation Network and Xbox Live and is looking to be priced at £14.99 with a PC release for the Director's Cut coming later.
I don't know about you but I haven't engaged in any space combat of this kind since Dark Star One and Project Sylpheed on the Xbox 360 which really didn't do much to sway me back to this genre. With No Man's Sky and Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut in the pipeline, can space combat be making a big comeback on consoles perhaps? I hope so.
Check out the trailer below. Those visuals and that soundtrack! Much wow. You have my complete attention.
By Steph Dumont
Kojima Productions and Konami have released a comparison video for all formats running Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Both next gen versions run at 60fps but at 720p on Xbox One and 1080p on PS4. The PS4 does look a little sharper than the Xbox One but hey! Where are the clouds? Is it the power of a weather change system or cloud gaming? Nevertheless, it still looks pretty good even though previews suggest that the story is only 2hrs long although some might've missed the point about replaying and side missions.
Thankfully I've got a copy on preorder from www.gameseek.co.uk for £24.75 so everyone complaining about the price/length of game, I suggest you look around.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes gears up for release next month on the 21st March.
By Steph Dumont
In the past few weeks Microsoft launched a viral promotion for Titanfall with an updated version of the Xbox One advert which revealed hidden clues to blag some goodies. I checked it out and got stumped (to be fair it was really cleverly done) but some lucky players scored some decent prizes! Check out the video above.
The Titanfall beta continues till the 19th and the game releases Tuesday 11th March in the US and 14th March in the UK.
By Steph Dumont
Thief releases on the 28th February in 900p whilst once again the PS4 comes up masterful thieving the 1080p resolution.
In a recent chat with Eurogamer, Square Enix claimed the difference is not glaring. "You really need good eyes to see the difference," said Thief director Nicolas Cantin, before adding that the Xbox One game "is as good as the PS4 version."
So there we have it. After the recent news that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is going to be 720p on the Xbox One and 1080p on the PS4 AND(!) now that we have seen Titanfall in action at 792p during its beta stage, are we really that bothered about resolution? Can we really tell the difference? Because I don't know about you, but I'm too busy playing these fantastically looking games to care anymore anyway.
Sources: Eurogamer, Joystiq
I think if I hit refresh once more on my Gmail inbox my phone may pack up its charger and leave home. Things have been made worse by the fact Steph has a code for the XboxOne version of Titanfall. I say worse because I'm petty and a bit jealous.
Anyway thankfully he has thrown the non Beta particpants a bone with some gameplay video, So sit back and drool at this clip of Mech related goodness.
For full disclosure this post was created by Paul and yes I am a bitter Muppet and proud of the fact.
When it comes to building relationships what better than Lego? It can easily be crafted in to whatever you desire, changed at will and most of all repaired when broken.
If real love was as good as versatile as Lego then we would all live in a happier world.
Anyway enough with the mushy stuff. Our odd head shaped head friends are back and this time they are bringing a Movie. The simultaneous release of The Lego Movie and its game is a great move by Warner Brothers and if the past is anything to go by this game will be a top hit along with the film.
Below are some pictures along with a full release.
Harness the powers of the master builders to become an extraordinary LEGO gamer in this action-packed, family-friendly adventure
Step into a LEGO® game unlike any other and become a true Master Builder! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO Movie Videogame available in UK retail stores now for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held, and Windows PC.
Not happy with being just another first person shooter, Respawn Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing licensed peripherals, apparel and accessories for their upcoming title, Titanfall.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the EA published and Microsoft exclusive title could be one of 2014’s biggest releases. Respawn look to be hoping to cement the brand into the gaming lexicon with the following officially licensed merchandise:
Turtle Beach Xbox One Headset
MadCatz PC gaming peripherals including Keyboard, Xbox 360 headset, PC/MAC/Smart Device Headset, Mouse and Mouse Pad
Prima Standard and Collector’s Edition Strategy Guides
Titan Publishing Art Book
JINX! Apparel & Accessories
Level Up Wear Apparel and Accessories
Posters by Trends and GB Eye
EP Memory USB Drives and Cases
K’NEX Construction Sets
This will be Respawn Entertainment’s first release since being founded in 2010 by Vince Zampella and Jason West, former co-founders of Infinity Ward, the company behind the billion dollar Call of Duty franchise.
Titanfall will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 11th of March in North America, and the UK getting the game two days later.
Details and Screens for the first DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Onslaught available now on XboxLive
Onslaught is here. The first of four massive, Downloadable Content (DLC) Packs for Call of Duty®: Ghosts, the definitive online experience and #1 most played multiplayer title on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 kicks-off today. Launching first, exclusively on Xbox Live for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, Onslaught features four classically designed, smaller to medium sized Call of Duty® multiplayer maps delivering the fast-paced multiplayer experience fans love, the all-new “Maverick” dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle and “Episode 1: Nightfall,” the first instalment in Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction’s four-part episodic story that follows humankind’s first contact with the Cryptids.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught delivers a variety of new offerings for fans to dig their teeth into, starting with four new multiplayer maps.
“Fog” is a chilling homage to classic horror films, set alongside the banks of a murky lake. Players skilled enough to pick up the map’s unique Field Order can become the embodiment of terror by donning the mask of Michael Myers, one of cinema’s most iconic horror characters of all-time, as the entire soundscape changes to the eerily familiar Halloween theme music.
“Ignition,” is a completely reimagined version of “Scrapyard” – the fan-favourite multiplayer map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, placing players into a deserted space launch facility with frenetic action amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, a massive transport crawler and dynamic map elements that can take players out if they’re not paying close attention.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught also introduces the first instalment in Extinction’s new, four-part episodic narrative with “Episode 1: Nightfall.” As the initial foray into this single, connected story that will be told across each DLC Pack launch throughout the year, “Episode 1: Nightfall” takes fans to a remote research facility hidden deep within the Alaskan wilderness, where a small recon team must infiltrate the facility to find out what happened to the mysterious Nightfall Program. This expanded Extinction storyline introduces new characters, plus two all-new alien species and debuts an exclusive Venom-X weapon that pulverises the Cryptids, as players delve deeper into the story of what happened following mankind’s first contact with the Cryptids in Colorado.
On top of the new maps and first episode of the Extinction narrative, Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught arms players with a new, dual-purpose addition to the multiplayer arsenal with the “Maverick”. Outfitted with a lightweight wood stock, the “Maverick” can be selected in either the Assault or the Sniper Rifle class, depending on players’ play style and preference.
CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ONSLAUGHT DLC PACK NOW AVAILABLE FIRST, EXCLUSIVELY ON XBOX LIVE
This in-game footage gives centre stage to the story with a revealing look into the world of this super hero sequel, as well as an ominous introduction to one of its central characters: Kraven the Hunter (aka Sergei Kravinoff). Marvel’s infamous Russian strongman – equal parts charismatic and dangerous – will play a critical role throughout the game’s narrative, challenging Spider-Man’s code of justice as he traverses the criminal underworld. It also highlights the man beneath the mask, Peter Parker who will play an important part of his own in the journey to come.