Batgirl: A Matter of Family will enable players to control Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise. It is set before Batman: Arkham Asylum, at a time when Barbara Gordon is still Batgirl, before the tragic event that caused her to hang up her cape and later become Oracle.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer The Coalition (previously Black Tusk Studios) has revealed some of the fixes and improvements that will be coming to next month’s Xbox One exclusive thanks to its recent multiplayer beta.
The Coalition also provided some stats from the eight-day beta, which saw 786,415 unique users take part and featured 41.2 million kills – including 1,645,782 chainsaw kills and 145,580 frag tag deaths.
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The Xbox on Windows 10 app has received updates related to My Games, Game Hubs, Avatars, Xbox accounts, and sharing clips and Achievements with friends.
On Xbox One, the Xbox 360 backward compatibility announced at E3 continues in Preview, along with Game Streaming to Windows 10. The Miracast functionality in the Wireless Display app is also still in Preview, following its introduction in the May Update Preview.
MajorNelson.com and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 6 July and include 50% off Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One and 67% off the Xbox 360 version.
Some of you may be aware that a large part of my life is being immersed in comic books. Like many comic book fans when I first started to dabble seriously in the medium I was all but forced to choose an allegiance between the two big publishers, I chose Marvel. But even with a deep rooted and long standing love for Marvel I have always been aware of and appreciated the Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight has always had something special about him, his mixture of tortured soul, realistically fallible characteristics and unbelievably badassness make him compelling in ways many superheroes fail to grasp.
While I loved Arkham Asylum, Arkham City left me cold and I found myself drifting away from that game before getting more than a few hours into the experience. I never tried Arkham Origins and considering that wasn’t even developed by Rocksteady I figured it wasn’t worth my time after how disappointed I was with City. When a review became available for Arkham Knight I was intrigued, curious to see what the formula established in Asylum had evolved into. Everyone always gets excited about a new Batman game, but that usually has a lot to do with being the Batman and less to do with the quality of the game.
There’s something inherently cool about defying the odds with your friends and getting away with the rewards of taking risks. Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is all about working together with three buddies and pulling off big scores, even when it inevitably goes wrong and the bullets start flying.
Following the now veteran antics of Chains, Wolf, Dallas and Hoxton, you’re tasked with planning and executing a string of crimes that range from bank heists, jewellery store robberies and meth cooking. All the planning in the world can’t guarantee that things will go without a hitch. Sometimes a pesky civilian will spot you acting shifty, sometimes the game will decide to crash. Much like real crime, Payday 2 comes with its own unaccountable factors.
The move follows recent criticism of the pricing of The Taken King, and the fact that fans who already owned Destiny’s base game and first two expansions would previously have had to purchase the expensive Collector’s Edition if they wanted its new emotes and other digital content.