Physical release of Dying Light will hit Europe at the end of February, “Be the Zombie” mode free for everyone

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Following the initial announcement of a delay earlier this week, the official Facebook page for Techland’s Dying Light has announced that the physical version of the open-world zombie game will not be released in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia until 27 February – one month after the worldwide digital release and the American physical release.

Today’s announcement also said that as “a way to say sorry for the delay to those that pre-ordered our physical game”, physical pre-orders will come with the “Cuisine & Cargo” and “Ultimate Survivor Bundle” DLC for free.

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Resident Evil Remaster review

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Survival Horror is a genre that’s endured much debate on what constitutes “survival horror” and what’s an action game with a horror aesthetic. The original Resident Evil is regarded as the blueprint that all horror games should follow. Being a remaster of a 2002 remake of a 1996 game is enough warning that this won’t bend to modern conventions and that’s for the best.

Resident Evil begins with the “S.T.A.R.S.” team investigating a string of suspicious murders in the Raccoon City forest where victims were found eaten. Choosing between Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, you’re chased into the creepy Spencer mansion and separated from your team.  Alone and desperate for help, surviving the night in gaming’s most iconic spooky house is no small feat.

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Deep Silver is helping to bring APB: Reloaded to Xbox One, release expected in “late Q2 2015″

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Deep Silver announced today that it is working with Reloaded Games and The Workshop Entertainment to bring the free-to-play MMO shooter APB: Reloaded from PC to Xbox One and PS4, with release expected in “late Q2 2015″. Development of the console versions was first announced last September by Bjorn Book-Larsson, Reloaded Games’ CEO.

APB: Reloaded will be free-to-play and freely downloadable for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One, and for all PS4 owners (there was no mention of PS Plus in the press release, just XBL Gold).

Deep Silver has not yet released any media showing the console versions of the game, but screenshots of APB: Reloaded on PC (along with more info on the game itself) can be found at that version’s official site at GamersFirst.

Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode Two: The Lost Lords

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Telltale Games has announced via Twitter and YouTube that “The Lost Lords”, Episode Two of Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series, will be released next week from Tuesday 3 February.

The episode will be released for PC, Mac, PS3, and PS4 on 3 February; Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 4 February; and iOS and Android on 5 February.

Check out the new trailer embedded below or via the YouTube link above, but watch out for spoilers if you’ve not played episode one.

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Next Content Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have its own beta test

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343 Industries has announced that the next Content Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have its own beta test, in addition to the usual internal testing, because of the “scale of the update” and the changes that it will be making to areas such as the matchmaking and party systems.

The Content Update beta test will be limited to “select members of the Xbox One Preview program” in North America only, and is expected to take place during the evenings of Friday 23 January through to Monday 26 January.

More details, including an FAQ, are available at Halo Waypoint, while regular support updates regarding Halo: The Master Chief Collection can be found in the official support thread.

Expansion Pack 164

Welcome to the Expansion Pack, the Britxbox podcast. Released every second Thursday, we banter on Xbox news, what’s hot within the BXB community, and the games we’ve been playing: from the latest releases, demos and XBLA games, to bargain bin oldies. With Mark “Born2beSlicker” Lawson, Ben “Hallben” Hall and Richard “Colonel Red” Worrall. This week we discuss:

The holiday break
Tales from the Borderlands
The Crew
Forxza Horizon 2: Storm Island
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Far Cry 4/Xbox One DRM trouble

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be released for Xbox One in June, no ESO subscription needed

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Bethesda Softworks announced today that The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) will finally be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on 9 June – and also revealed that no monthly ESO subscription will be required.

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Sorethumbed
There is an upside to this (kind of). If you register a PC or Mac version by June then when the xbone version comes out you can transfer your characters, get an xbone digital download and a free month for 12.99. As you can get a fairly cheap PC download if you shop around then that makes your game a lot cheaper. I'm currently playing this on PC and apart from the lack of "friends" visible, enjoying the experience.
kelticdave
Well I've played it and its really not a good mmo I would honestly wait as I can see this easily changing to F2P or B2P rather than a Sub based system.
NighteyesUK
GOD-FUCKING-DAMN-IT!! I saw on the frontpgae "PS4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls..." "...Online" I thought Next-gen versions of Skyrim were announced!!
Tezcatlipoca
Sorethumbed
There is an upside to this (kind of). If you register a PC or Mac version by June then when the Xbox One version comes out you can transfer your characters, get an Xbox One digital download and a free month for 12.99.
Yup, all in the article :)
NighteyesUK
GOD-FUCKING-DAMN-IT!! I saw on the frontpgae "PS4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls..." "...Online" I thought Next-gen versions of Skyrim were announced!!
:lol:
Floyd
Read all bad things about this game. Just wondering who is going to pay a monthly sub on top of what they're already playing to play online on a console...?
Tezcatlipoca
So, it seems that a delay of "about six months" became a whole year ;) Britxbox - The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be released for Xbox One in June, no ESO subscription needed No surprise about dropping the sub! (Also: PC/Mac lose the sub and get updated to "Tamriel Unlimited" in March)
patrick_bateman
Never really played an MMO but if they improve on the PC version i can see me having a go of this.
Floyd
It's a shame...This has fallen into irrelevance already,
hallben
Yeh, but free is free so I shall give it a shot. I disliked the beta for the PC game so never actually went for it. But I hear it's changed a great deal.
kelticdave
kelticdave
Well I've played it and its really not a good mmo I would honestly wait as I can see this easily changing to F2P or B2P rather than a Sub based system.
:lol: :lol: HIGHFIVE FOR PREDICTING THE OBVIOUS 9 Months :lol:
NighteyesUK
I could not be less interested in this. It's not a proper Elder Scrolls title.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
Yeh, but free is free so I shall give it a shot. I disliked the beta for the PC game so never actually went for it. But I hear it's changed a great deal.
It's not that free... You still need to buy the game.
hallben
Oh yeh, I kinda forgot the obvious there.... Fuck that then. If this was truly F2P I would be interested.
Danger Moss
When this came out on PC I watched a few streams of it and it looked like it had potential. The PvP stuff looked kinda cool as well. I just can't be bothered putting in the inevitable time sink this game will require.
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Microsoft talks Windows 10 and Universal app support

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Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has used today’s Windows 10 briefing to reveal that Microsoft’s upcoming OS will let users stream Xbox One games from their console to any Windows 10 PC or tablet.

Spencer demoed the feature using Forza Horizon 2 and a Surface Pro 3 tablet, with the game streamed from an Xbox One to the tablet, and controlled using an Xbox One controller.

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drakau_mk2
i have a windows 7 pc i've not really used since the birth of my daughter so i'm pretty tempted to give w10 a go on it
Colonel Red
Has anyone tried the new Xbox app on Windows 10 yet? The wife isn't convinced that she should let me install on her laptop yet. :lol:
Harry
I don't play the victim at all, silly comment. Who's making 'fun' of anyone? Just like always, I remember things and spin them around at opportunistic moments to try and make the other person understand from a new perspective. The problem comes when the other person forgets completely their past actions and responses. Cheers Richard.
Colonel Red
Fishing for negative responses to make fun of someone isn't cool, Harry. In fact, talking of hypocrisy, it's almost akin to bullying (which is something you've wept about in the past). You confuse me. You play the victim, act like you don't care ("it's only the internet"), yet also look for conflict. You can't credibly play all those characters. I have used the remote play function on Vita. While it's a great feature, the control compromise is something that does put me off. Games with simple controls (i.e. no back touch) are fine though. I'm more likely to use Windows 10 for remote play, because it answers the control problem by letting me use an actual Xbox One controller. Besides that, there are far more games that I play on Xbox, and I use my Surface much more than my Vita (often at the same time as my Xbox). The cross over between those two devices seems more natural because of that.
hallben
Harry, I never said I would use it, just more likely because its implementation is more versatile. Also it using my name in a post and getting a response hardly makes you a psychological genius. Richard, just out of interest as another PS4 owner and Vita owner do you remote play on that system and do you think you are more likely to use it regarding the Xbox One/Windows 10 implementation?
Harry
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really interest me whatever device it's on.
That was Hallben's stance before he heard microsoft were doing it. I don't know what he's 'bickering about' but i'm just pointing out that yet again he is a hypocryte. The fishing picture was because I planted Hallben's name in a previous post waiting for him to bite. So predictable.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really intrest me whatever device it's on.
Same. If i want to play my xbox in another room then i will take my xbox in to another room.
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really intrest me whatever device it's on.
hallben
I don't know any more, all I know is I am sad for not thinking remote play between a PS4/Vita is a worthwhile endeavour (even though I own both). I also have no idea what the picture is meant to represent.
patrick_bateman
What the fuck are you 2 actually bickering about? :lol:
hallben
Not worse, just less likely to be used in many cases with a far more expensive (Vita) and specific (PlayStation TV) barrier to entry. Compare that to how most people own a PC/Laptop and if they have an Xbox One have the controller required. It's not asking anyone to go out and purchase another piece of hardware.
Harry
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Harry
It's cool if you can find a situation to use it in. People like Hallben hate the idea though.
From the top of the last page you old grouch...
hallben
Remote play in a closed ecosystem (PS4-Vita) makes far less sense compared to the more open system set up that would be Xbox One to any Windows 10 device. That's something I might even use.
Haha! It's just sad that you think it's a good idea now microsoft are doing it. Im baffled why remote playing to a vita with an inbuilt control set and portable size is worse than remote playing to a windows tablet that you would have to carry a full size controller around for. Or remote paying to a Playstation TV is worse than remote playing to a massive energy guzzling PC and monitor.
hallben
Harry
It's cool if you can find a situation to use it in. People like Hallben hate the idea though.
From the top of the last page you old grouch...
hallben
Remote play in a closed ecosystem (PS4-Vita) makes far less sense compared to the more open system set up that would be Xbox One to any Windows 10 device. That's something I might even use.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
I've got a friend finally looking into upgrading to Xbox One. Anybody know of any deals or promotions going on just now? Kinect isn't important but it needs to be under £300.
The console with no Kinect or games is £300 pretty mush everywhere at the moment. Amazon have a few deals with a free game. Including Alien, Dragon Age, Destiny, COD. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-One-Consol ... fm_1704723
Born2beSlicker
I've got a friend finally looking into upgrading to Xbox One. Anybody know of any deals or promotions going on just now? Kinect isn't important but it needs to be under £300.
Tezcatlipoca
Xbox Wire has an article on it now: Xbox Wire - Phil Spencer Unveils New Experiences for Xbox One and Windows 10 Gamers And Phil Spencer's presentation is up on YouTube:
(both added to the BXB article)
Harry
It's cool if you can find a situation to use it in. People like Hallben hate the idea though. I'm almost thinking that Microsoft should just take the SteamBox approach and maybe release a version of Windows that allows you to turn your custom monster rig into a console. It's the next logical step for PC gaming. that would mean games made for Xbox one could be played on the custom console, bought from it's digital store Microsoft wouldn't lose out on the console monetisation. I just can't see what they are offering right now doing anything to help either side of the divide. it's time to unite!
MartyMcFly88
patrick_bateman
So how does this work? Do you have to be in the vicinity of the xbox i take it?
I would say so as the games still run on the console, you will just be streaming it to your windows device on the same home network. Either wired or wireless, or a combination of both.
Tezcatlipoca
Harry
hallben
Take the Apple love to the relevant thread boys. Their is a reason we have a ghetto for you!
Your the digital version of a fucking traffic warden.
hallben
Sounds like they would want the streaming to go both ways. Also, it's really telling that Spencer specifically said home WIFI network, does no-one use a good old fashioned and considerably faster/more reliable wired network any more?
hallben
Take the Apple love to the relevant thread boys. Their is a reason we have a ghetto for you!
Pug
Harry
Pug
Will probably Boot Camp Windows 10 on my mac for the remote play.
have you looked into parallels? I imagine that would be fast enough for this specific thing. I have it and it's a remarkable piece of software. You would of course need a version of windows installed on a partition (i have 128gig set aside for it but perhaps should have gone to 256) The GPU in our macs is pretty fucking amazing so you could always boot into windows properly and play the PC version with the Xbox pad and maybe even on Xbox Live.
Hmmmm.... Yeah, would research a bit before choosing Parallels or straight Boot camp. Might be a risk of lag, which destroys remote play, using a virtual machine. Plus there's the cost of Parallels on top of the OS cost. With Boot camp it'll just be the OS fee.
Colonel Red
patrick_bateman
So how does this work? Do you have to be in the vicinity of the xbox i take it?
From what Phil Spencer said it sounds like you have to be on your home WiFi network. That's not as flexible as PS4/Vita which can link up across different networks, but it's still an awesome feature. Watching the live stream today, that was one of the biggest announcements for me. I will genuinely use that feature on my Surface 3, especially if it turns out to work across networks. Effectively taking my Xbox One library on work trips would be incredible.
patrick_bateman
So how does this work? Do you have to be in the vicinity of the xbox i take it?
Harry
Pug
Will probably Boot Camp Windows 10 on my mac for the remote play.
have you looked into parallels? I imagine that would be fast enough for this specific thing. I have it and it's a remarkable piece of software. You would of course need a version of windows installed on a partition (i have 128gig set aside for it but perhaps should have gone to 256) The GPU in our macs is pretty fucking amazing so you could always boot into windows properly and play the PC version with the Xbox pad and maybe even on Xbox Live.
Pug
Will probably Boot Camp Windows 10 on my mac for the remote play.
Colonel Red
The only solution is to call all articles "everything on the internet".
Tezcatlipoca
MUST.HAVE.ALL.THE.KEYWORDS.
hallben
You have a problem. An amusing problem but I think counselling may be in order. :D
Tezcatlipoca
I wanted to cover it all in one article, and lumped all the likely search keywords I could into the title :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Tez! That's not all needed. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Possibly my longest title yet... :lol: Britxbox - Xbox One and Windows 10: stream games to PCs and tablets, cross-platform play for Fable Legends, universal Windows apps for Xbox One
hallben
Remote play in a closed ecosystem (PS4-Vita) makes far less sense compared to the more open system set up that would be Xbox One to any Windows 10 device. That's something I might even use. All your prattling on about PC games still makes little sense. It doesn't even sound like they are trying to compete with Steam just offer a unique additional service.
patrick_bateman
gooner4life_uk
Ah come on, you aren't confused by what I wrote, FH2 is amazing.
Oh the game is brilliant, im confused as to why you think its the only reason to own a XB1.
Harry
no no no no no. Forget remote play (Hallben hates it anyway :lol: ) I'm talking about the ENTIRE Game For Windows shit. I'm talking about getting PC nerds with monster rigs and huge game libraries they got from Steam for next to nothing onto this platform. Will they have to pay an Xbox subscription? If not then how is that fair for your Xbox owning friends.... Will games like Fable legends only be available on the Windows Xbox store or will they let them be sold on Steam and be subject to Steam sales. I just don't think Microsoft can win this one now. If you look at what steam and the GPU manufacturers are doing between each other I can't imagine any PC gamers getting excited about this. That Hololens thing look cool until you remind yourself what Kinect is like....
gooner4life_uk
patrick_bateman
gooner4life_uk
Harry
What bit don't you understand?
all of it? It's remote play, why would the games have to be certified? why would Forza Horizon 2 (the only reason to own an Xbox One at the moment) be on Steam for £3? the games will still be running on Xbox One, why does it erode the need for an Xbox One if you need one to remote play the games on PC?
What? :eh:
Ah come on, you aren't confused by what I wrote, FH2 is amazing.
patrick_bateman
gooner4life_uk
Harry
What bit don't you understand?
all of it? It's remote play, why would the games have to be certified? why would Forza Horizon 2 (the only reason to own an Xbox One at the moment) be on Steam for £3? the games will still be running on Xbox One, why does it erode the need for an Xbox One if you need one to remote play the games on PC?
What? :eh:
gooner4life_uk
Harry
What bit don't you understand?
all of it? It's remote play, why would the games have to be certified? why would Forza Horizon 2 (the only reason to own an Xbox One at the moment) be on Steam for £3? the games will still be running on Xbox One, why does it erode the need for an Xbox One if you need one to remote play the games on PC?
Harry
What bit don't you understand? So are they going to make PC players pay a subscription? Will the games have to be certified? Does that mean they won't be available on steam for £3? If this happens it'll fail and possibly erode the need for an Xbox One console?
hallben
Harry
think about it...
If you wrote it in a way that made sense then maybe he would...
Harry
think about it... Anyway, this Window holographic thing look like Augmented reality headset. weird.
Lostcauz
Harry
Will the games have to be certified? so will they won't be available on steam for £3? If not then it'll fail and possible erode the need for an Xbox One console? It's a real headache for them.
What
Harry
So they just announced remote play from Xbox One to a PC. Also PC is getting all the Xbox one features like Game DVR. So are they going to make PC players pay a subscription? Will the games have to be certified? so will they won't be available on steam for £3? If not then it'll fail and possible erode the need for an Xbox One console? It's a real headache for them.
MartyMcFly88
Looks great. I have it for android and the graphics are great even on that.
patrick_bateman
Didnt want to make a new thread but Riptide GP 2 is out in a couple days, form the makers of the brilliant Hydro Thunder Hurricane on XBLA. Its priced at $5 so expect it to be £3.99. Heres an X1 vid.
Harry
God windows is fucking horrible.
Lostcauz
Windows 10 event in 30 minutes, Phil Spencer will be speaking and has been teasing about it. Kudo who hasn't tweeted in 5 years says you won't want to miss this. http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Microsoft has clarified its recently updated Game Content Usage Rules
Tezcatlipoca
An interesting read... Digital Foundry - The evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak
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