December 2015’s Games with Gold announced


It’s time once again to see what delicious free treats the folks at Microsoft is offering for the month of December with the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will be free from December 1st. Then on December 16th it will be joined by Thief.

On Xbox 360, CastleStorm will be free on December 1st-15th then it is replaced with Sacred 3 from 16th-31st. As a special Christmas gift, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will also be free from 16th-31st of December.

Remember, all future Games with Gold games will be backwards compatible on Xbox One thanks to the November dashboard update.

[Source: Major Nelson]

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday Sale has begun


Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and have revealed this year’s Black Friday Sale for Xbox One and Xbox 360, which runs from 20 – 23 November for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and from 24 – 30 November for everyone.

The Black Friday Sale includes discounts on a long list of games such as Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One and Xbox 360), The Telltale Games Collection (Xbox One), Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One), Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360), and BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360).

New weekend deals – including discounts on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Destiny: The Taken King – will be announced on Black Friday itself, 27 November.

For more info, check out and

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed to August 2016


Eidos-Montréal has announced that the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed by six months, moving from 23 February 2016 to 23 August 2016.

David Anfossi, Eidos-Montréal Head of Studio, said in a news post on

“We’re confident and proud of the game so far. However, as we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations and refinement to meet our high standards.”

Head over to for Anfossi’s full post.

Sources:, @DeusEx on Twitter.

Destiny Update 2.0.2 released


Bungie has released Destiny Update 2.0.2, the second big update to the game since Year Two began in September with the release of Update 2.0.0 and The Taken King.

Changes made by Update 2.0.2 include the addition of Weapon Parts to Gunsmith Banshee-44’s store inventory, the activation of a revamped Iron Banner, various improvements to Crucible Quests and Bounties, and more.

For the full list of changes and fixes contained in Destiny Update 2.0.2, see today’s post at

This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale


Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 23 November and include 40% off Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for Xbox One.

Other discounts this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 50% off OlliOlli for Xbox One and 70% off Resident Evil 4 for Xbox 360.

This week also features a Spotlight Sale for all Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, which includes discounts such as 40% off ScreamRide for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, and 75% off Metro 2033 for Xbox 360.


Fallout 4 Review


In many ways Fallout 4 feels like coming home. While the wasteland in Fallout 4 is a different one to Fallout 3 and New Vegas the world is instantly familiar. The world of Fallout is a hostile, unforgiving, unwelcoming and miserable place. Filled with desperate people, super mutants and killer robots, the future created by a global nuclear war is a bleak one and yet it is one I love spending time within.

While the open world of Fallout 4 may not be the largest it is one of the most densely populated, filled to the brim with interesting places to discover and side quests to uncover. You are never short of things to do and amazingly few of these distractions or diversions feel like a waste of your time. Be it something mundane or Earth shattering, almost everything you do in this world feels like it means something to someone. It’s a testament to Bethesda and the quality of the worlds they create and how they constantly make you want to come back for more. Continue reading

Life is Strange Limited Edition physical release due in January for Xbox One


Square Enix has announced that DONTNOD’s episodic adventure Life is Strange will receive a Limited Edition physical release in January for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The Limited Edition of the previously download-only game will contain all five episodes on one disc, a 32 page artbook, the full soundtrack, Jonathan Morali’s original score, and director’s commentary.

Life is Strange Limited Edition will be released on 22 January 2016. It will cost £29.99 for Xbox One and PS4, and £19.99 for PC.

Sources: Square Enix Blog, Square Enix Store.

First free post-launch content drop due next week for Halo 5: Guardians – adds Big Team Battle and more


343 Industries and Xbox Wire have revealed Battle of Shadow and Light, next week’s first free post-launch content drop for Halo 5: Guardians.

Battle of Shadow and Light will add 8v8 Big Team Battle to Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer, with four maps to start with: Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine, and Recurve.

The update will also add 48 new REQs for use in Warzone, such as the Ultra Rare Shinobi armour and the Legendary Dying Star Light Rifle.

For more information, see Halo Waypoint.

Sources: Halo Waypoint, Xbox Wire, @Halo on Twitter.