Telltale presents Minecraft: Story mode game

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After the success of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among us and the recently released Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale is taking a stab at another game crossover. 

Minecraft: Story Mode is a TellTale adventure game based on the world of Minecraft. Though Mojang and TellTale have said that it won’t be an origin story for Steve or explain the world of Minecraft in a canonical sense. It is just a cool narrative game with the Minecraft world used as a set.

Episode One is set to be released at some point in 2015 on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, along with other platforms that you can find TellTale games on.

Check out Mojang’s blog and TellTale’s blog on the game for more information.

Doctor Who skin pack volume 2 coming on 18 December for Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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Xbox Wire has announced that the second Doctor Who skin pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on 18 December.

Doctor Who Skins Volume II will cost $2.99/€2.99/£2.39, and will contain more than 50 new skins – including the Tenth, Eighth, Seventh, Fifth, Third, and Second Doctors, along with Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Captain Jack Harkness, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the Cybermen, and many more. The full list is available at Xbox Wire.

The Crew review

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Ubisoft’s The Crew is the most ambitious take on the driving game in a long time. Set as an always-online open world MMO-racer that spans the entire continent of America, you and three friends can take on races and challenges to become the best Crew on the streets. It’s a shame that it’s resulted in such a car-wreck.

Exploring the United States can at times be a blissful experience. Driving coast to coast through five condensed states displays what The Crew wants to be remembered for. Finding hidden collectables and data towers helped me see some breathtaking scenery that allowed somebody who’s never been to the USA to appreciate the variety in its landscape.

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Craigimt
Closed beta for this starts on Thursday and I've been accepted into it. Looks like we'll be getting codes on Thursday.
Tezcatlipoca
I got an email too, but don't actually care at all about it :lol: I'll probably give my key away here, unless it's linked to Uplay or something...
Lostcauz
Deleted this after 15 mins, damn it's terrible.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh dear :lol:
Harry
I was watching someone play it on playststion and it looks like a need for speed clone. It's just a free roam driving game really, didn't see anything stand out at all. Don't think it looked bad tough...
Craigimt
The rubber banding is terrible. The map is big but bland. The handling is pretty crap 3 bad points which are very important in a racing game. Anyone else get a 2.5GB update?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Ubisoft’s The Crew will have an open beta on Xbox One and PS4 in late November
Tezcatlipoca
http://blog.ubi.com/the-crew-road-tested/ No pre-release copies for the press, as it's "only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world". Don't worry, though - "There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale" :lol:
hallben
:facepalm:
Tezcatlipoca
Yup. I would have written about it, but couldn't concentrate with my wife and mother-in-law both jibber-jabbering in the background. Only reason I could write the longer Halo article earlier was that they'd both gone out to lunch.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh fuck, and now she's playing the flute and piccolo for her mum :x
Born2beSlicker
Does your wife do/watch/like anything that you enjoy?! You not into the old piccolo?
Craigimt
1) It's cause the game isn't really that good. 2) Use headphones and tell her to get out of your office.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Does your wife do/watch/like anything that you enjoy?! You not into the old piccolo?
:lol: She doesn't like sci-fi or games, but we do share other interests :lol: The piccolo really is not a pleasant instrument to listen to though :x ... She even bought me ear plugs for it :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Craigimt
1) It's cause the game isn't really that good. 2) Use headphones and tell her to get out of your office.
1) Surely not! :o 2) My office = her office = our lounge.
Born2beSlicker
You have other interests? Science stuff?
Born2beSlicker
Playing the beta, this is garbage. The physics and handling are on par with Watch Dogs. When it's an action game, I'll take it. When the game is 100% driving, Forza Horizon 2 laughs at you.
Craigimt
You saw how bad the rubber banding can be?
Tezcatlipoca
You guys have no faith! Once the servers have been populated with "thousands and thousands and thousands of players" all of these issues will magically disappear. Ubisoft obviously has 100% confidence in this game - that's why it feels it doesn't need pre-release reviews! Quick, hit pre-purchase now!
Born2beSlicker
You have other interests? Science stuff?
Well, there's porn, although she doesn't share that interest :lol: But, yes, there are things she loves that I hate and vice versa, but there are also various interests and likes that we share.
Born2beSlicker
Craigimt
You saw how bad the rubber banding can be?
I saw me being utter shit throughout the race and yet managed to win at the last two turns, more than once.
Craigimt
Wait till you have to lose the police on a mission. I experienced terrible rubber banding on them missions.
Born2beSlicker
Both Hallben and I are playing this, as we have review codes. Did anybody pick it up? As we're aiming to form a crew tonight or tomorrow. I can't get over how ambitious this world is, even though right out of the gate it stumbles hard in executing an actual fun game.
patrick_bateman
I played it a bit of it yesterday, its nowhere near as bad as some are making it out to be.
Born2beSlicker
The eta was hot trash. The full game however seems more of a shrug. Not offensively bad but not a patch on Forza Horizon and will be forgotten in a few months. Which sucks as the technical achievement is bewildering.
Craigimt
So it's better than the beta? Playing that put me off getting this.
Born2beSlicker
It is better. I can't say it's "good", though I'm only 3 hours in. The rubber banding is still horrendous and is the biggest offence in this game.
Mr C
The words rubber banding have been used a lot by people describing the game. I love the idea of the game but can't be doing with unfair AI in a racing game
Born2beSlicker
Yeah, the AI is a big fat cheater. They have god-like reflexes. No matter your level, the opposition will always stay with you, so you can't leave them in the dust. If you're far back, you end up having a hyper drive attached and you slingshot back into the race. Some mission races feel scripted, as certain crashes or jumps just feel too coincidental to be authentically cool. The best thing is the PvP as its more authentic but still not 100% genuine.
Born2beSlicker
You can expect my review in the next few days, most likely Wednesday. However, after half dozen hours and about half way through the story, I just rage quit for the first time. Why this game sucks in one video:
I'm still on this mission! It's clear from the start of the game the cheating AI and physics are going to screw you over but this has been the single worst experience I've had in the game. Which is infuriating because the open world driving is actually pretty damn sweet. Exploring the USA for fun is actually a lot of fun. Then your destination is a mission and you're forced to eat a huge shit sandwich for scraps of XP/Bucks.
Born2beSlicker
My review is up. If you were annoyed that my TWA review was tiny, well this is the opposite of that. This is also the first racing game I have ever reviewed, so that's kind of weird as I never expected to do one.
Tezcatlipoca
Good review :) Shame about the game ;) You've actually managed to be harsher than Polygon for a Ubisoft game! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
I actually expected to give it a 5 or a 6 before I started writing, as there's stuff about the game I really enjoy. It's just ruined by so much shit that it's unsalavagable. Thinking about it critically and seeing it all typed out, I realised just how negative it really is. It sucks, as I want to really like it. I can see what Ivory Tower wanted to do but then it's splattered with Ubisoft's spreadsheet design that strangles it.
Tezcatlipoca
Having actually been on a road trip in the US, that aspect of it did interest me, despite me not really being one for driving games... It's just a shame about *everything else*...
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, and speaking of Polygon... I think the last Ubi game they had a proper review copy of was AC Unity, which of course their reviewer slated. After that review, and the subsequent embargo opinion article, Polygon bought its own copy of Far Cry 4 (positive review) and bought its own copy of The Crew (negative review). Made me wonder whether Ubisoft decided "fuck Polygon" after the Unity stuff...
Born2beSlicker
What the hell has YouTube done to my video?! It's drunk! Fixing now. Edit: Fixed.
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, and speaking of Polygon... I think the last Ubi game they had a proper review copy of was AC Unity, which of course their reviewer slated. After that review, and the subsequent embargo opinion article, Polygon bought its own copy of Far Cry 4 (positive review) and bought its own copy of The Crew (negative review). Made me wonder whether Ubisoft decided "fuck Polygon" after the Unity stuff...
A lot of websites didn't get FC4 and nobody got The Crew before launch. I doubt Polygon are blacklisted. For the record, our FC4 and Crew codes aren't from Ubisoft PR. I'd imagine a lot of codes used for reviews aren't directly from Ubisoft.
Mr C
Good review in which you have tried to be fair about the game. The pluses of the game really appeals to me but the dodgy AI would annoy me to much. It 's a game I'd still like to try but will wait for a big price drop first
Born2beSlicker
That's the funny thing about it. I'd like to return to this game if it gets patched some more to be a bit more balanced. There's potential for a somewhat competent driving game, even if it doesn't rival Forza Horizon. In its current state though, anything above £15 is too much.
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Grand Theft Auto Online Heists finally coming “early in 2015″, new trailer released

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Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto Online’s long-awaited Heists will be coming “early in 2015″, and has released a trailer for the new four-player co-op mode.

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Grand Theft Auto Online Heists finally coming “early in 2015″, new trailer released
Born2beSlicker
NighteyesUK
This game is fucking glorious on PS4. Watch Dogs looks like a last-gen game in comparison.
Harry
It is indeed. I just wish it controlled like a modern game. I also wish the characters were more likeable. The dialogue is extremely abrasive.
NighteyesUK
This game is fucking glorious on PS4. Watch Dogs looks like a last-gen game in comparison. In fact, this game puts to shame many games for various reasons.
Harry
..,and no doubt my iMac will eat this alive at 60fps in 1440p despite it being 'not for games' but you'll never ever capture that X factor feeling consoles have. I can't put my finger on it but it's why people pick consoles rather than get games for next to nothing on Steam, with way better visuals.
kelticdave
Rumor: GTA V Already Runs At 60FPS On The PC, “Max Payne 3″ Team Handling The PC Version I have no doubt that this will be the case Max Payne 3 is by far the best PC port from Rockstar in years Mark (Born2BeSlicker) saw it running on my older hardware and it ran pretty damn well. Looks to me like the PC version is the one to wait for :hi5: Can't wait to return to this game and see it as it was really meant to be seen.
blackwatchEoEB
Harry
Is it anything to do with your parental settings?
Thanks for the tip, but alas it didn't work.
Harry
Is it anything to do with your parental settings?
blackwatchEoEB
Yes I do. Got it with the console. I can still play the game fine. I just show offline while doing so.
Sephiroth360
Never had that problem, only thing could think of is do you have PS Plus? think you need that to be able to play online?
blackwatchEoEB
I know this is an Xbox part of the forum, but I see a lot of you have PS4s. I'm hoping someone can offer some advice. I'm having a strange issue with this game on my New PS4. I purchased the PS4 with GTA 2 weeks ago. Everything seems to have set up as it should, even my character transferred across for my Xbox 360 account with no issues. The issue I'm having is that whenever I go on the GTA Online, my PSN profile shows as being offline with a red circle/cross. It only happens with the online mode, not the single player and no other games. I've filed a ticket with Rockstar and Sony and received the generic responses. I've re-installed the game and latest patch, everything is up to date, I've forwarded ports on my HomeHub3, I've place the PS4 in the DMZ, I've even tried turning off the HomeHub3 Firewall, I've tried to create a new character for online. But I still get the same issue of showing offline. All other features are available, I'm just not showing online until I reset the console. This is an issue with friends inviting me to games etc. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Has anybody else had this with GTAOnline or any other games? Thanks.
Craigimt
Did you record the one of me falling off the plane? I found my perspective of it... http://1drv.ms/1uSAr4D I also uploaded a shorter version of me being your test dummy. http://1drv.ms/1uyq7JW
F2
This game even though its a HD upgrade can be extremely pretty at times, I was pratting about in the Sea Dodo on multiplayer and was about to land when the sunset caught my attention http://gameclipscontent-d3003.xboxlive. ... e06cc419c2 Also practice makes perfect for roadkills in a plane! http://gameclipscontent-d3004.xboxlive. ... 6527ceccee Craigs view (in first person too). http://gameclipscontent-d3002.xboxlive. ... 8d6ca92c50
Craigimt
Agree with you about the FPS mode not having the finesse of other games. It feels like there's too much recoil with the guns.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Review
Also yay, I can make video reviews again!
Born2beSlicker
BXB: GTA is now the best selling game ever in the UK.
Born2beSlicker
Who the hell voices the flight school instructor? I'm torn between Bob Odenkirk vs Lewis Black but the character is uncredited. :x
Born2beSlicker
I absolutely adore Trevor. One of the best characters in games for sure. Los Santos is an amazing achievement and puts Watch Dogs' Chicago to shame.
Harry
I met Trevor last night for the first time. That was quite an introduction! This game looks pretty amazing out in the desert. I have to say, I think this is the best in game world ever created. It's so thick with interesting stuff.mit looks natural yet you know it was hand crafted over many years.
Born2beSlicker
WE'RE TAKING OVER BKTH PLATFORMS, SON! *chomps cigar*
Harry
Oh wow is that still a thing?. Completely forgot. I'm still in the bxb crew :lol:
Born2beSlicker
They really need to patch in the ability to switch off auto-game clips.
F2
The Hatchet and first person mode are my new favourite combination in this game :lol:
Danger Moss
Harry
So I tried to play this online and sat in party chat while I quickly did the tutorial ...."I'll just do this and then we'll meet up online" 90 mins later , can't i fucking skip this tutorial. WTF this is a single player mission. WHY ARE YOU TELLING NE THIS LET ME PLAY THE DAMN GAME. Absolutely infuriating. :x
Due to the issues during the last gen launch I had to play that mission about 5/6 times. So consider yourself lucky.
Harry
So I tried to play this online and sat in party chat while I quickly did the tutorial ...."I'll just do this and then we'll meet up online" 90 mins later , can't i fucking skip this tutorial. WTF this is a single player mission. WHY ARE YOU TELLING NE THIS LET ME PLAY THE DAMN GAME. Absolutely infuriating. :x .....but on my way round I saw some beautiful scenery. This is a stunning world with detail that's unmatched anywhere else in the business.
PreachedMONKEY
First Person mode is funny as fuck when I do my favourite thing in this game and walk down Grove Street greeting everyone and just waiting for trouble to kick off. The punch ups are amazing! :lol:
Bulky
This is how certain parts of the first person are being handled ;) http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/ima ... hla5df.gif
Tezcatlipoca
2013 GTA Online character transfer problem: PS4 patched, Xbox One should be fixed tomorrow. https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en ... GTA-Online
Born2beSlicker
If you haven't played GTAOnline this year but are considering upgrading to PS4/XBO, log in on 360/PS3 first and get up to date. It seems to be having issues with people who are very out of date trying to transfer over.
Harry
I know it's a GTA game but my god does the language just bludgeon you over the head. I'm all for it but it's a little much here. The dog sex thing fell flat with me too, I even rolled my eyes. Is this a sign of my age?
Craigimt
I've changed my controls to the FPS config. It makes left analogue your run button. @Slicker, I didn't get all the achievements straight away.
Born2beSlicker
Craigimt
For anyone that likes achievements: if you transfer your character over from last gen then it'll give you all the online achievements you had. I'm guessing it's the same with trophies.
I got a bunch but didn't get all the ones I earned, including "do the introduction". So I'm level 49 but never did the intro. :facepalm:
Harry
Yeah this is pretty great. The controls are still like playing twister for me. Why can't we have a complete custom map option. I just can't stand having to press X to run. Why not just use the analogue transition between walk and run like every other game!! Shooting while driving is impossible too! This was great fun though...
I plugged my shit into the tv direct which by passes my blu Ray player and I'm probably just making it up but it seems slightly more responsive, either that or I got used to it. EDIT: the motion controls you can turn on work really well for things like the motorbike.
Craigimt
For anyone that likes achievements: if you transfer your character over from last gen then it'll give you all the online achievements you had. I'm guessing it's the same with trophies.
Born2beSlicker
You should get used to it soon enough. Each car has its own handling which can be upgraded at the mod shop to make them more responsive and faster. I'd recommend lightly holding the brake as you come to the corners, as drifting at high speeds makes you swing out at a wide angle.
Harry
Yeah, throws my driving off though. It like playing with a 50ms lag
Born2beSlicker
I wouldn't say movement is laggy, more that it's weighted. Characters and objects have a sense of weight because the physics are so well realised. You can't just snap into place like other games, like other Rockstar games, you need to naturally move into the position you want.
Craigimt
Is there? I was expecting it to be for completing the story in first person.
Harry
The game is impressive and does indeed look nice. Unfortunately I think rockstar have continued their tradition of awful control schemes. They just do not make sense. Also I finding movement and driving slightly laggy? It could just be my setup , I'll have to see tomorrow but there is Definately lag when steering I'm just not sure if it's the animation. It's been a long time since I played GTA. Last time was probably a year or two ago on my android phone.
What's wrong with the controls? I'll admit that aiming seems harder when driving in first person.
Born2beSlicker
There's an achievement to play in first person for 15 hours. WELP! Guess I'm going first person.
Harry
The game is impressive and does indeed look nice. Unfortunately I think rockstar have continued their tradition of awful control schemes. They just do not make sense. Also I finding movement and driving slightly laggy? It could just be my setup , I'll have to see tomorrow but there is Definately lag when steering I'm just not sure if it's the animation. It's been a long time since I played GTA. Last time was probably a year or two ago on my android phone.
Craigimt
Driving in first person is a lot harder than I expected it to be. It does make it more interesting though.
Brocktas
Harry
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
There are some silly deals going around. I saw one Xbox one with 2 games for 300. I saw another with 5 games including gta and cod aw for 399. Ps4 can be got Dr 300. They are throwing these consoles at you right now.
Yeah. Thing is, I've got three or four projects to close before Christmas, then I'm planning on taking two weeks off over Christmas to relax. I know myself too well. If I get a console, I'll spend the best part of those two weeks playing and then wonder where the break went. :lol:
Harry
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
There are some silly deals going around. I saw one Xbox one with 2 games for 300. I saw another with 5 games including gta and cod aw for 399. Ps4 can be got Dr 300. They are throwing these consoles at you right now.
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Harry
Metcritic 96 Best version of the best gta apparently. Some small frame rate issues here and there which I did infact notice from watching some streams. Everyone generally says FPS mode is a valuable addition but if your bored of last years release maybe hold back.
Born2beSlicker
GTAV XBO/PS4 for £36.99 http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/11/14/kota ... -far-cry-4
Tezcatlipoca
Heists will be coming to GTA Online in its first update after the new-gen release. More details "very soon". http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/a ... ory-so-far I'll wait for actual details and an actual date before slapping "HEISTS COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!" on the front page.
Harry
Someone was just streaming it on Playstation but by the time I got there it was banned. :(
patrick_bateman
It is the best GTA game Harry. Its some achievement.
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Storm Island expansion released for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

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Xbox Wire and the Forza Motosport website have announced the release of the Storm Island expansion for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One.

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Mr C
Downloaded the storm island expansion today. Was a little pricey at £15.99 but there does seem to be a lot of content. Played for a short while earlier and it looks absolutely stunning, they really do have the weather effects nailed down in this. It's very much an offroad/rally experience so if you enjoy that I'd say it's highly recommended.
Tezcatlipoca
This DLC? ;) :) Britxbox - Storm Island expansion released for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One
samikaz
The new DLC looks awesome :shock:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - NAPA Chassis Car Pack now available for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One
Lostcauz
The third bucket list is available now.
Forza fans, your Bucket List in Forza Horizon 2 just got longer. Today’s content update for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One adds 15 new Bucket List Challenges added to the game for free. Bucket List Challenges have proven to be an enormously popular addition to the Forza Horizon series – the most popular event type in the game after career races, in fact! – and today’s update brings more of these automotive adventures to your Xbox One. Some of these new Bucket List challenges feature DLC cars, including cars from the Falken Car Pack like the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Lamborghini Jalpa. Here's something you might not know: You don't need to own the DLC packs or the DLC cars themselves in order to do these challenges! Even if you don't own any Forza Horizon 2 DLC, you can hop right in any Bucket List Challenge right away and take that car for a spin in the event as many times as you like.
http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/f ... challenges
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Falken Car Pack now available for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One Also a free car - 1990 Subaru Legacy RS
Danger Moss
HACKY D
Will give online a bash later this week, would welcome a few on the friends list who play this so please send me an invite.
Herbalzier
Joined the BXB club last night, would be good to meet up for a road trip soon
Have added you both. :)
HACKY D
Joined the club yesterday. Not a massive fan of racing games normally but this is superb. I love the open world nature and side quests, was happy to see I had missed an xp board and had a 20km drive to go back for it. You know you're onto a winner when that doesn't feel like a grind. One gripe would GE the lack of songs per station, listening to Horizon XS and gone through each song numerous times. Will give online a bash later this week, would welcome a few on the friends list who play this so please send me an invite.
Craigimt
I'd say this is a Forza game in name only. I love both versions, although I prefer Horizon. I prefer open world racers.
Phlashman
I don't think it's that much of a good representation of the mainline forza games, largely those have bored me. Horizon though has all the fun that Forza Motorsport lacks most of the time. But then for me Horizon is almost the perfect racer.
Herbalzier
this is my first taste of a Forza game and I'm very impressed. I got the xbone on friday and i've not really touched anything since Forza 2 since I got it. Joined the BXB club last night, would be good to meet up for a road trip soon
Lostcauz
Today we released the most recent content update for Forza Horizon 2. In addition to numerous stability fixes, today’s update contains a number of improvements to the game and addresses some known issues with the game. The improvements made in today’s CU include: · The Wheelspin feature now includes a “Collect” option to allow players the option to collect the current prize and not spin again when multiple prizes are queued up · In photo mode, players can choose which corner a Forza Horizon 2 watermark is placed on their screenshots. · Players now have the option to remove all HUD elements when driving · Audio issue with the Skyline GT-R R32 has been fixed · Numerous exploits on circuit events have been fixed · Crash when controller disconnected while using a headset is fixed
http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_10_24_14
hal9001
Has anyone noticed any differences since the large update yesterday? Oh and this video show's me being cruel to A.I lol
Craigimt
I've never noticed. I'll have to have a look.
Lostcauz
Craigimt
You mean online and offline?
Nope, offline. 15 on list one and 15 on list two with a third tab saying coming soon. It's in progress > bucket list.
Craigimt
You mean online and offline?
samikaz
yes it's not very indicated and the second is a bit more hard to be honest.
Lostcauz
Just realised that there's 2 bucket lists and you have to switch between the two.
Danger Moss
Got this today. It's pretty awesome. Just joined the BXB club. 155 members! :shock: Anyway I'll be on all evening if anyone's around for some races.
Herbalzier
Phlashman
Well, finally got it today. And yeah. It's pretty much the perfect racer. There have been a few moments in the built up areas where I've got a really strong PGR feeling. They've really nailed that Sim/arcade sweet spot, again and refined the already great original. Really addictive "oh just one more" becomes "might as well play another", to "I'll just get the boards around this area" then "just this feature race". Seems like they've got load of content in there too.
Not a racing face, but some of the photos i've seen on rllmuk are beautiful. looks a lot better than Driveclub
Phlashman
Well, finally got it today. And yeah. It's pretty much the perfect racer. There have been a few moments in the built up areas where I've got a really strong PGR feeling. They've really nailed that Sim/arcade sweet spot, again and refined the already great original. Really addictive "oh just one more" becomes "might as well play another", to "I'll just get the boards around this area" then "just this feature race". Seems like they've got load of content in there too.
samikaz
when you finished the first Horizon Race. It feels you do the same championship again :( Also, when you have your skill, the xp that you do is useless then :(
plisk
why do people who play freeroam never enter races? its the only thing spoiling it for me. why go online and then just piss about doing your own thing? online road trips are the only way to get decent numbers but then you have to play the silly non race games that im not a fan of :cry: we should have a bxb night
hal9001
Lostcauz
hal9001
Lostcauz
Has anyone made a BXB vinyl yet?
Yes search for britxbox
No results apparently..
Ooops I deleted it by accident. It is up again this time you can search with bxb or britxbox. I have also made made front and rear number plates so you can add your own number to them.
Mr C
Pug
I'm having probs with steering the blipping' things. What settings should I have? I'm always correcting over steer and it's spoiling it a bit for me. I'm a force-feedback wheel racer and find it hard with sticks.
Different cars have very different handling. I have my favourites where the handling is just perfect. All of the cars can be tuned though to correct over steer. It may seem complicated but it's fairly easy to do. If you can't be bothered to tune you can download others tuning set ups. Have a look in the descriptions about what type of tune it is (ie. Speed, handling etc) before downloading
Lostcauz
Pug
I'm having probs with steering the blipping' things. What settings should I have? I'm always correcting over steer and it's spoiling it a bit for me. I'm a force-feedback wheel racer and find it hard with sticks.
Try downloading and applying someone else's tune up, see if that helps.
Lostcauz
hal9001
Lostcauz
Has anyone made a BXB vinyl yet?
Yes search for britxbox
No results apparently..
hal9001
Lostcauz
hal9001
If you are having problems searching for vinyls here is how. 1. Press the menu button 2. Select Community 3. Select Vinyl Groups 4. Press the view button 5. select the criteria you want e.g. type in britxbox into the description box 6. Click on the vinyl you want to download.
Has anyone made a BXB vinyl yet?
Yes search for britxbox
Lostcauz
hal9001
If you are having problems searching for vinyls here is how. 1. Press the menu button 2. Select Community 3. Select Vinyl Groups 4. Press the view button 5. select the criteria you want e.g. type in britxbox into the description box 6. Click on the vinyl you want to download.
Has anyone made a BXB vinyl yet?
Pug
I'm having probs with steering the blipping' things. What settings should I have? I'm always correcting over steer and it's spoiling it a bit for me. I'm a force-feedback wheel racer and find it hard with sticks.
hal9001
If you are having problems searching for vinyls here is how. 1. Press the menu button 2. Select Community 3. Select Vinyl Groups 4. Press the view button 5. select the criteria you want e.g. type in britxbox into the description box 6. Click on the vinyl you want to download.
Mr C
So yeah if anyone is on the fence, just buy it!
gooner4life_uk
I'd have to echo that, infact I'd go as far as to say I think it's the best racing game ever, all formats, it just nails the sweet spot for me, great visuals, great handling, great environment, great cars, great online, it's just amazing.
Born2beSlicker
Finally sitting down with the demo. Wow, I'm very impressed. I appreciate the hell out of Forza's technical ability but track racing gets boring fast for me. This is arcadey enough to be fun as well as respect Forza. It's also fucking beautiful. This is a racing game I can get into over Xmas. Playground/Turn10 did an amazing job finding that sweet spot between simulation and fun.
hallben
Now do that in cockpit or GTFO.
drakau_mk2
THE COMBO COUNTER IS FLIPPING OUT!!
Lostcauz
Mr C
This is pretty much a perfect racing game. It's like they have taken best bits of so many good racers and perfected it. I have a constant grin on my face while playing. It's challenging but huge amounts of fun.
I've been in awe at some of the lighting/visuals, in particular sunset/sunrise. The game is incredible and smashing through fields is bloody brilliant.
Mr C
This is pretty much a perfect racing game. It's like they have taken best bits of so many good racers and perfected it. I have a constant grin on my face while playing. It's challenging but huge amounts of fun.
hal9001
F2
Craigimt
I've not experienced that yet.
You're one of them thats why :lol:
I have no problem with Craig's driving. There is a big difference between using someone else's car as a help to get around a corner and indiscriminate ramming that some do.
Craigimt
F2
Craigimt
I've not experienced that yet.
You're one of them thats why :lol:
I'm an awesome driver! Just in my own way. I would never ram cars off the road.
F2
Craigimt
I've not experienced that yet.
You're one of them thats why :lol:
Leecpfc
The car club has SO many members - hopefully some of them will sign up to the forum! :)
Pug
Wish they'd implement custom soundtracks in games like on the 360, only like listening to my own selection in games. Always turn off any in game music tracks.
Mr C
I think to be honest it's the case with most online racers that dicks try and spoil it. Still playing the single player so haven't tried online yet though. I have to make a special mention about the soundtrack which has to be one of the best in any game ever. There are so many good stations which are perfect for different moods. Loving XS and Pulse at the moment but also enjoying the classical station when the mood takes me :)
Craigimt
I've not experienced that yet.
hal9001
Is it just me or is the online really rubbish? It appears to be have a majority of idiots who want to just ram you off the road all the time.
Tezcatlipoca
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hal9001
Craigimt
So far that has been my favourite Showdown. It's also the only one which made it feel like I was going to lose.
I find the train one quite easy, the close one for me was the race against the military transport. See below.
hal9001
Craigimt
Anyone up for some games tomorrow?
I will be around, add me.
Craigimt
Anyone up for some games tomorrow?
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Lord of the Hunt DLC released for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions today announced the release of Lord of the Hunt, the first DLC expansion pack for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Lord of the Hunt sees player-character Talion join forces with Torvin the Dwarven Hunter, to go up against “lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs” that have been sent to Mordor by Sauron.

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Tezcatlipoca
Finished at last! :D ~70%, I think. All main story missions, all outcast rescue missions, most of the dagger missions, some of the sword and bow missions. Most of the abilities unlocked (except death threat and dispatch), health fully upgraded, 4/5 rune slots, almost max. elf shot, all three special powers unlocked. The Black Captains got progressively easier, strangely. I found the Hammer to be a bastard (although he'd have been easy if I'd unlocked more stuff at the time) because of the associated mob, but the Tower was a cakewalk, and the Black Hand was just a QTE... The three special powers made the two final battles ridiculously easy :lol: All that time I spend branding every captain on the map, so as to have the biggest force for the battle, and I didn't even need the fucking warchiefs to help. "Oh look, it's my main nemesis!" But then I activated my bow power, and filled him with fire arrows... "Oh no! *Five* badass warchiefs!" But then I activated my bow power, and killed the first with fire arrows. The stealth power took care of three more, and the sword execution power finished the last. Fucking awesome game, though :D
Tezcatlipoca
The last gen. version is finally out. Curious as to how it works without the full Nemesis System.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Power of Defiance free DLC released for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tezcatlipoca
Got the Stealth and Melee super-abilities. Worked my way through all of Torvin's missions. Branded every Captain on map two... save for some I accidentally killed, plus the one that Marwen's next story mission has as a target (I'm assuming I'll have to brand him and then use him to replace the story Warchief on map two).
Tezcatlipoca
Guess I need to save up then!
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
Anyone bother with any of the three special abilities? The really expensive ones.
Yes they're awesome. The sword and dagger ones are particularly good. Let's you do unlimited executions/stealth kills for a short period.
Tezcatlipoca
Back on this tonight now I've finished COD. Only done the first two main missions on map two so far, with the second being the brand unlock. Claudia Black! :) Branded a captain I came across while doing a slave rescue mission, only to then accidentally knock him off a cliff edge to his death :x :lol: Anyone bother with any of the three special abilities? The really expensive ones.
Manic Street Preacher
The maps are 50% each, 10 story missions in both areas out of the entire 20.
Tezcatlipoca
I love it, but I've put so much time into Map 1 already I feel like I need a break from it. But, on the other hand, I really want to get it finished.
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
Tempted to take a break from Mordor to run through CoD: AW. Q for those who've completed it: How big/long is Map 2 compared to Map 1?
No! Don't do it! Your pretty much 50% done in terms of story. I spent way more time in the 2nd map messing around with Orc hierarchy.
Tezcatlipoca
Finished Map 1 last night. RIP Ratbag : - ( I found the Hammer a bit of a pain, not because of himself but because of the endless stream of other Uruks around him. Did manage to get him in my first attempt, but only as he stood next to some grog so I took a big chunk of his health with an explosion and so didn't need to do too many execution moves on him. Stopped for the night after starting Map 2. Queen Marwen appears to have a nasty case of "Saruman Possession"... Tempted to take a break from Mordor to run through CoD: AW. Q for those who've completed it: How big/long is Map 2 compared to Map 1?
Manic Street Preacher
I complete this last night, the ending was a bit of an anti-climax and far too easy.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, I've got the execution move, and have also since unlocked the skill that drops the count from x8 to x5. I've been trying to do as much side stuff as I can, to get XP and money for skills and upgrades.
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
I'm still on map one. Killed my first Warchief at the weekend (the story one - Mogg the Other Twin). I got mobbed trying to use my sword, so ran away to a platform and used the bow instead, along with some exploding grog or something.
My second Warchief had a Caragor weakness, so once I had killed his defender guys with the shields and drawn him out I jumped on a Caragor and went to ride him down... only for some random Captain passing by to go and join in the fight! I hit the wrong button and accidentally dismounted the Caragor, which then put me right next to the random Captain, triggering the forced sword-clash intro. Started fighting him, only to see a message pop up saying that the Warchief had died... I think the Caragor must have finished off the Warchief while I was fighting the Captain. Still need to kill two more Warchiefs to trigger whatever the next Outcast mission is (the "Monument", I think). Done all the Ratbag and Gollum ones. Question: Do Captains still get promoted over time if you do not die or manually advance time? I've seen new ones gradually appear in the first row to replace low-level dead ones, but am not sure if any get promoted, too.
Yeah, the game becomes even better once you unlock the 2nd map. It has a brand new set of warchiefs and captains and you unlock the ability to brain wash captains and warchiefs to fight for you, which is a whole load of fun. :twisted: Having watched your video, you really need to unlock the skill that stuns enemies when you jump over them. Also the one that allows you to perform an execution after an x8 multiplier if you haven't already. Oh and stop letting the eniemies hit you so much. :lol: Are you doing many side missions? I'd recommend doing a few of the weapon ones. As they give you loads of points to pump into health and open up extra rune slots. I think captains do get promoted eventually but it happens a lot quicker if you die. Biggest tip I'd give, especially early on is just run away if the going gets tough. As dying loads early doors can make killing the first lot of warchiefs a lot harder.
Tezcatlipoca
I'm still on map one. Killed my first Warchief at the weekend (the story one - Mogg the Other Twin). I got mobbed trying to use my sword, so ran away to a platform and used the bow instead, along with some exploding grog or something.
My second Warchief had a Caragor weakness, so once I had killed his defender guys with the shields and drawn him out I jumped on a Caragor and went to ride him down... only for some random Captain passing by to go and join in the fight! I hit the wrong button and accidentally dismounted the Caragor, which then put me right next to the random Captain, triggering the forced sword-clash intro. Started fighting him, only to see a message pop up saying that the Warchief had died... I think the Caragor must have finished off the Warchief while I was fighting the Captain. Still need to kill two more Warchiefs to trigger whatever the next Outcast mission is (the "Monument", I think). Done all the Ratbag and Gollum ones. Question: Do Captains still get promoted over time if you do not die or manually advance time? I've seen new ones gradually appear in the first row to replace low-level dead ones, but am not sure if any get promoted, too.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Lord of the Hunt DLC detailed
hallben
:shock:
Harry
NighteyesUK
It held my interest for a while, but in the end it bored me.
I hate Assasins Creed so it serves me right for buying an Assasins Creed clone. I really liked Batman but gave up just an hour into playing the second game. The mechanics of those games are like the best pizza ever, once you've eaten though you just don't want anymore no matter what topping you on top of the topping that was already there. I love pizza but I hate dominos and papa johns equally.
hallben
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Harry is insane. This game is, mechanically, awesome.
This, but we already knew that.
Tezcatlipoca
Tried to avenge Mobi again... Ooh, bonus if I kill the Captain in under 5 minutes? Ah! There he is! Charged bow shot to the head, job done 8) Oh... fuck, he was just some other Captain in the same area! :x
NighteyesUK
It held my interest for a while, but in the end it bored me.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Harry is insane. This game is, mechanically, awesome.
Tezcatlipoca
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I've gotten myself into unwinnable scraps a few times now. I swear, the last Chief I went after had six bodyguards with him. He was invulnerable to ranged, stealth and has health regen. I tried anyway... Didn't end well. He's stronger now :lol:
Oh dear :lol:
Harry
For me it hold no wonder. It's just an open landscape with random spawns of enemies and the tired open world gameplay of zone clearing. The combat just feels horrible, nothing happens when you press a button. It's really sluggish. I was going to buy the evil within and kinda wish I did because that looks more like a game than a sandbox kill fest. Just goes to show my instincts are right and maybe I shouldn't listen to other peoples gush. Also Lord of The Rings has really lost my love these days. Thinking about it almost most makes me puke.
Sluggish? WTF? The combat's great. Fast, fluid, smooth.
Harry
For me it hold no wonder. It's just an open landscape with random spawns of enemies and the tired open world gameplay of zone clearing. The combat just feels horrible, nothing happens when you press a button. It's really sluggish. I was going to buy the evil within and kinda wish I did because that looks more like a game than a sandbox kill fest. Just goes to show my instincts are right and maybe I shouldn't listen to other peoples gush. Also Lord of The Rings has really lost my love these days. Thinking about it almost most makes me puke.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I've gotten myself into unwinnable scraps a few times now. I swear, the last Chief I went after had six bodyguards with him. He was invulnerable to ranged, stealth and has health regen. I tried anyway... Didn't end well. He's stronger now :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Just did Ratbag's first mission, which then unlocked Power Struggles. With the Power Struggles unlocked, I saw a red mission on the map that involved killing a Captain to avenge the death of Mobi. On my way to avenge Mobi, I bumped into a guy who had killed me last night and gotten himself promoted to Captain, so I decided to avenge myself first. Killed my foe, only for one of *his* men to then kill me and get promoted to Captain... :x :lol:
Manic Street Preacher
Harry, I agree with you on the beginning I've said it in previous comments but it is an awesome game and the combat is well put together and satisfying. I'm halfway through the story now, and getting really into it.
Tezcatlipoca
Well, I started playing it last night and I love it so far. Only done a couple of story missions (Slaver 1, Gollum 1), as I keep getting distracted killing Captains and freeing slaves.
Harry
Nah. I think this game is shit... It can go in the same box as Infamous. Open world trash with shit combat. :eh: Payed 36 quid for it last nit, going to lose about 14 quid on it when I trade it in at Amazon tomorrow.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Harry
It tells you all this shit that has no context because it hasn't even let you move the damn character for more than 5 seconds. I need to get a feel for the game and how it moves and controls before being bombarded with every detail about the game mechanics. So I jumped off the thing and stArted hitting square, square , square, sqaure then triangle and square square square and some more triangle.... The combat on screen does not represent anything your doing with the controller. It's like playing guitar hero by watching your own Twitch stream with 3 minutes of delay. Yep I've played it about 15 minutes and think it's dogshit. Of course I'm not done yet. I'll give this game a damn good few hours before making my mind up. My initial impressions are woeful so it'll be fun to read this on Monday when I think the games amazing.....
Are you drunk?
Pug
Finished the story this afternoon, was very easy towards the end due to unlocking the majority of the powers. Very, enjoyable and loved how they tied it in well with the movies.
Harry
It tells you all this shit that has no context because it hasn't even let you move the damn character for more than 5 seconds. I need to get a feel for the game and how it moves and controls before being bombarded with every detail about the game mechanics. So I jumped off the thing and stArted hitting square, square , square, sqaure then triangle and square square square and some more triangle.... The combat on screen does not represent anything your doing with the controller. It's like playing guitar hero by watching your own Twitch stream with 3 minutes of delay. Yep I've played it about 15 minutes and think it's dogshit. Of course I'm not done yet. I'll give this game a damn good few hours before making my mind up. My initial impressions are woeful so it'll be fun to read this on Monday when I think the games amazing.....
MoBiUGeArSkIn
How else are you going to learn? The game is rammed with abilities and options.
Harry
Jesus this game starts badly. Do this do that press this if you do this and hold this you can do that now do this to do that here's a map this is this and that is that do this to do that then hold these to do this and that.... Urgh
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Power of Shadow free DLC released for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tezcatlipoca
I need to hurry up and finish Wolfenstein so I can get onto this.
Danger Moss
This game has consumed me. I'm finding myself playing for hours just fucking about with the Orc hierarchy and bending them to my will and doing all the random power struggles. That and the fact I'm now an Uruk killing machine and the combat just never gets old means I think I could happily play this for another 60+ hours. I can't see anything topping this for GOTY for me.
Manic Street Preacher
Only just started playing it. One of those games that feels a bit overwhelming at first because every 30 seconds it's "Hey you can do this", "hey you can look at stuff here", "Hey you can upgrade abilities here". I have had to go through and look at a lot of things a second or third time to understand them. Besides that, combat is ace and I think I'll get into it.
I'll admit I found it slightly overwhelming at first, early on when you've got fuck all powers I wouldn't recommend taking on large groups and there's no shame in legging it if the going gets tough as dying repeatedly over and over is not good. Level up your max health as soon as possible and concentrate on unlocking the Ranger powers first.
hallben
Holy crap, good game is good. My review.
Good review sir, I agree although I'd have given it a 10.
Manic Street Preacher
Only just started playing it. One of those games that feels a bit overwhelming at first because every 30 seconds it's "Hey you can do this", "hey you can look at stuff here", "Hey you can upgrade abilities here". I have had to go through and look at a lot of things a second or third time to understand them. Besides that, combat is ace and I think I'll get into it.
NighteyesUK
Conversely, I'm bored of the game. Messing with the Orc Heirarchy does nothing for me, and the story has lost its interest.
hallben
Holy crap, good game is good. My review.
hallben
Yeh, quit a few times. I find the game pretty tough in places to be honest. But I am taking my time with it as its so enjoyable.
Danger Moss
Absolutely loving this. This has got some of the best side content of any open world game I've played. The combat is so satisfying and dare I say it, better than the Arkham games. No Idea how far I'm in but I've just polished off the last of the warchiefs. Great stuff. Oh and hallben, you must've died a shit load as it's constantly telling me to avenge your death. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
I'm sure I read something about the last gen versions having the Nemesis system cut right down. Edit Found this, but I'm sure I've seen something more recent. http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2014/02/20 ... d-xbox-one
kelticdave
not sure why it matters if they are on the old consoles. Nemesis system isn't revelatory it just makes going up against enemies that little bit difference since any of them you fight can be promoted with your death. Its interesting in the sense that you can start to hate certain captains. The over all experience is really nice but the ending is the weakest part (just to specify not in a story sense). In a game-play sense it fell flat where the rest of the game kept me playing. For those that have finished the game SPOILER What I'm talking about is not being able to fight The Tower which was really fucking disappointing and the talons where piss easy
Floyd
NighteyesUK
I'm still not sold on the whole nemesis system with its supposed revelatory emergent gameplay*, but the story is really hooking me in now, despite it treading the same paths as the films and books. *Honestly, I've seen nothing the last gen consoles couldn't do, other than the graphics. Okay, Captains can turn up to fights you're already in, and Graugs and Caragors can mix things up. Big fucking whoop. Can someone explain why the 360 and PS3 can't do that? Perhaps the nuances of AI programming are lost on me.
It can can't it? This is coming to last gen soon and I think it's just a graphical downgrade. I honestly think the real "next gen" games are still in development, using new tech, last gen not holding it back. I know the PC is waaay a head already of the Xbone and PS4 but, but the current gen are far Superior to last gen in hardware, almost 10 years a go. Maybe next year will be the year, hopefully fewer cross gen games
NighteyesUK
I'm still not sold on the whole nemesis system with its supposed revelatory emergent gameplay*, but the story is really hooking me in now, despite it treading the same paths as the films and books. *Honestly, I've seen nothing the last gen consoles couldn't do, other than the graphics. Okay, Captains can turn up to fights you're already in, and Graugs and Caragors can mix things up. Big fucking whoop. Can someone explain why the 360 and PS3 can't do that? Perhaps the nuances of AI programming are lost on me.
kelticdave
kelticdave
and that's me done great game amazing combat some fun side missions to keep things interesting and overall just a great experience.
kelticdave
killed all the warchiefs and on to the next part of the game and :D it just gets more and more fun. I'm a full on badass right now love the feeling of taking on a whole stronghold of Uruk :D
hallben
Harry
I often say stuff in the playstation 4 thread trying to get a reaction from Hallben but he doesn't bite as hard on that side of the forum.
:D I try and direct my vitriol to the right parts of the forum!
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This week’s Deals with Gold, plus the Countdown to 2015

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 22 December and include 50% off The Evil Within for Xbox One.

As well as various games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 being discounted as normal this week, for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, Hryb also listed a selection of games that are being discounted as part of the Countdown to 2015 – including 50% off Battlefield 4 Premium Edition for Xbox One.

Hryb also said that the Countdown to 2015 will feature daily deals in addition to the weekly deals, with a new deal every day for the rest of the year – check MajorNelson.com and Xbox.com each day for more info.

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Harry
I don't like that genre of game at all but outlast is Definately enjoyable. I think it's very well made and has all the intentions of a AAA release from ten years ago, complete with cool ending. Worth it I'd say...
Danger Moss
Today's daily deal is 60% off Outlast. Which brings it down to £6.40. I was about to buy it and then I remembered I was a pussy and I'll probably never finish it.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, plus the Countdown to 2015
Mr C
Pug
Pug
£18.85 in Shopto and you'll get at least a tenner back trading in once done. Just bought it for the PS4 for £16 redeeming a few points.
Wow, forgot how shit the first was. The sound is terrible. Have to face the talking characters as when I look around the volume drops almost inaudible when not coming from the centre speaker. ( Not my system or setup prob as everything else is fine). Before I get rid, is the 2nd any better? Not bothering with the first, too annoying.
The second is a bit more action orientated but in all honesty if you don't like the first game it's highly unlikely you will like the second game
Pug
Pug
£18.85 in Shopto and you'll get at least a tenner back trading in once done. Just bought it for the PS4 for £16 redeeming a few points.
Wow, forgot how shit the first was. The sound is terrible. Have to face the talking characters as when I look around the volume drops almost inaudible when not coming from the centre speaker. ( Not my system or setup prob as everything else is fine). Before I get rid, is the 2nd any better? Not bothering with the first, too annoying.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Pug
£18.85 in Shopto and you'll get at least a tenner back trading in once done. Just bought it for the PS4 for £16 redeeming a few points.
patrick_bateman
Cheers. Tempted but already played them on 360.
Danger Moss
patrick_bateman
How much is it? Whenever i log onto my account prices are in $. And im not near my X1.
£21.17 for both. £10.71 each.
patrick_bateman
How much is it? Whenever i log onto my account prices are in $. And im not near my X1.
hallben
That is a MUST BUY!
Tezcatlipoca
Already a bargain before, it's pretty hard to ignore at 33% off.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Metro Redux for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
You can also play games whilst others install, if they're not on a disc.
Craigimt
If you go to Queue in My Games & Apps you can pause and cancel them by clicking pause on the game.
Deacon Brown
Ok So I have not even played a single game on my new xbox since I got it at midday. Its Been DL and installing titan fall delux and still has destiny, fifa 15 and battle field 4. Is there anyway I can change the order of the queue or even cancel some of the dls so they can run over night?
drakau_mk2
Could not resist titanfall at that price!!
Deacon Brown
Oh dear, I already bought them :shock:
Craigimt
I recommend getting EA Access. You'll get discount on Fifa and BF4 for free.
Deacon Brown
So i bit the bullet and got me an Xbox one, £350 included assassin creed (both games) and I added fifa 15 and battlefield 4. Got home and I'm setting it all up, got to the market place and see Titan Fall deluxe for £10, so i buy it. Also happen to see that both fifa and BF4 are cheaper than the hard copy i just bought, so luck I did not open the packet. Am taking them back to game tomorrow.
Danger Moss
Fuck. I got excited for a second there. :(
Craigimt
Ah, I got that on Steam.
Danger Moss
Played a few games of Titanfall this morning. They really have added a fuck load of free content. Frontier Defense is awesome. If they'd included all this content at launch they might have a far larger player base.
Craigimt
So far I've bought: Hotline Miami
On the Xbox One? :?
patrick_bateman
Im poor so only picked up Titanfall. I do have SO and some indie games though. Enough to keep me going even though there are many games i want.
Craigimt
So far I've bought: Hotline Miami The Walking Dead Season 2 Shadow of Mordor I nearly bought a pair of Turtle Beach XO One for £40 but Currys will only accept it on click and collect, which I can't do cause closest store with it in is 8 miles away.
patrick_bateman
Halo MCCfor £25! http://www.xtra-vision.co.uk/Halo-The-M ... /pd/105027 Use code CSFIVEP18
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Ah sweet. The deluxe edition of TitanFall is £10. That's the game and all the dlc. :D The bog standard edition with no dlc is also £10 and the season pass is £5. So if your after both make sure you get the deluxe!
That must be a mistake on MS end btw
Danger Moss
Ah sweet. The deluxe edition of TitanFall is £10. That's the game and all the dlc. :D The bog standard edition with no dlc is also £10 and the season pass is £5. So if your after both make sure you get the deluxe!
Deacon Brown
Ok im sold Ordering mine at 00:05 tomorrow!! Woooooooohooooooo
hancocaj
Can you buy these in dollars for even more savings?
Danger Moss
Deacon Brown
Am I able to have my gamer tag on both machines? I thought once i upgrade my account to One I cant go back?
Yes. You can be signed in to both consoles if you want.
Craigimt
Deacon Brown
Danger Moss
You could just keep your 360.
I was thinking that, I was going to trade in both ps3 and 360 and get £120 credit. Am I able to have my gamer tag on both machines? I thought once i upgrade my account to One I cant go back?
You can keep your tag on both. I've had mine used on both at once.
Mr C
I kept my 360 purely because of all the games on my hard drive. Have sold all the accessories that I had bought for it though. Still play every now and then and also download the free games with gold. It's definitely worthwhile upgrading to the Xbox One to use as your main console though
Deacon Brown
Danger Moss
You could just keep your 360.
I was thinking that, I was going to trade in both ps3 and 360 and get £120 credit. Am I able to have my gamer tag on both machines? I thought once i upgrade my account to One I cant go back?
Danger Moss
You could just keep your 360.
Deacon Brown
thanks Tez This has really put me off getting an One. I have a shit load of time invested in some games that I have not fully completed yet. Now I need to see what Im going to do.
Tezcatlipoca
Arcade games are still 360 games. There is no backwards compatibility.
Deacon Brown
Ok what about arcade games? Also I got a wireless joystick will that work on the One or not?
Tezcatlipoca
Everything you've downloaded is tied to your account. But... as there is no backwards compatibility, you won't be able to download 360 games on an Xbox One. The only previously purchased 360 games you could download on an Xbox One would be those few that have some sort of cross-gen upgrade, such as where you buy the digital download of COD AW or Destiny for 360, and also get the Xbox One version.
Deacon Brown
Guy this may seem like a silly question, but I am looking to get an Xbox one at midnight in the black Friday deals. On my 360 I have a tone of games i had purchased through the market place (Arcade and digital download). Will I be able to DL them again or are they lost for ever?
patrick_bateman
Cheers, will be getting it.
Tezcatlipoca
Titanfall is 19.29GB.
patrick_bateman
Mr C
Tempted by TEW. Anyone that doesn't already own Titan fall absolutely must buy it at that price
How big is the download?
Mr C
Tempted by TEW. Anyone that doesn't already own Titan fall absolutely must buy it at that price
hallben
Sure, but I have £28 of credit on my Xbox that MS gave me.
patrick_bateman
The Evil Within is coming up on Amazon at 8:30 tonight. Im guessing it will be £25 (PES 15 was this price earlier) at least if its shit you can trade it in.
hallben
Walking Dead bundle and Evil Within are both tempting.
patrick_bateman
It would be rude of me not to download Titanfall at that price.
Danger Moss
I've meaning to re buy Titan Fall for ages now. Looks like I can get the game and all the dlc tomorrow for £15. Yes please. :D
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Black Friday Deals with Gold – batch two
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Another week, another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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343 Industries has released another Content Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which makes additional improvements to the game’s online matchmaking, roster, parties, custom games, stability, and more.

Specific fixes this week include improvements to the reliability of matchmaking parties, improvements to party joining and management, and a reduction in how long it takes to update the roster.

The full patch notes can be found at Halo Waypoint, along with the regularly updated support FAQ.

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Geordie
Well hopefully my internet might be sufficient to actually have a go at the online component of this by Friday. So hopefully I may catch up with a few of you guys on Friday night :D
Craigimt
Probably be about 7ish? But I'll be on long before that.
Danger Moss
Craigimt
Anyone up for co-op on Friday? I'd love to hammer through atleast one of them.
Yeah just say when.
Born2beSlicker
We were working on Halo 3 co-op on Legendary. I'm up for continuing with that.
Craigimt
Anyone up for co-op on Friday? I'd love to hammer through atleast one of them.
Born2beSlicker
I'm pretty confident in saying that for the most part the game is fixed to the point you will have fun with friends. They still need to update the multiplayer builds to the latest version but that's about it. Co-op is a lot more stable, parties stay together now, matches get in quickish, the game doesn't seem to crash, uneven teams are no longer a thing and Halo CE registers hits properly now.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Another week, another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection
samikaz
The problem is deeper that what we thing and I don't think it will be sorted by Christmas. If any of you is up for game, I'm in :oops:
Craigimt
Talk about achievements taking a while to pop. I just had 3 pop from 12/11. Almost a month later and I wasn't even playing it. :lol:
Mr C
I honestly thought the initial problems were just teething problems but it's clearly a much deeper problem than that. If not sorted before Xmas it'll be a complete disaster for Microsoft
samikaz
after one month we might finally being able to play with our friends :o
Born2beSlicker
Another big update to fix multiplayer. It seems to have finally fixed the uneven teams bug as well as get matches loading quicker. BTB has also been bumped to 16 players.
Born2beSlicker
I can get into matches at a decent speed now. They're just not always good matches. Player quitting is frustrating, as no other franchise has this problem.
samikaz
After one Month, the online is still the same :( At least the campaign works :facepalm:
Mr C
Couldn't get any games at all last night. On the plus side it's forcing me to rediscover the joys of Titanfall
plisk
Where the hell are these dedicated servers? It's sure as hell not using them now, it's a complete joke online
Janus
Shall we leave 343 to learn to walk before we expect them to run?
Tezcatlipoca
Another week, another patch... Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – latest Content Update focusses specifically on matchmaking issues
Born2beSlicker
New server side update just hit which is to speed up matchmaking. Don't know if it works or not as I'm not home until Friday. What I'm annoyed about is that playing H2C and H2A, I thought something was off but I couldn't remember what. Thankfully, the hardcore community pointed it out.
There's no bleedthrough in Halo 2 because the game is running on H2 1.0 rather than the final version before it was taken offline. What this means is: In Halo 3, when you bring someone's shields down a little and melee them, the melee would not only take out the shields, but also some if not all of the health. in other words, your hit would "bleed through" the shields, like how markers "bleed through" paper In H2C/A 1.0 and Reach 1.0: there was no bleed through unless you had a sword or hammer. if the enemy had even a nano meter of shields, hitting them wouldnt bleed through; it would only take out the shields and do nothing to the health unless the shield was already out. I knew something wasn't right when I was playing Ranked matches and some kills were just not happening how I thought they would. This needs to be fixed before I can play it competitively. It seems all 4 Halo games have the 1.0 code and not the latest builds loaded into matchmaking.
plisk
The online seems to be fixed AS LONG AS YOUR ON YOUR OWN Party's are still broken to hell Also last night it launched a team slayer game 7 out of 8 players on warlock but then made it a 5v2 :shock: I was on the 2 lol wasn't fun
Craigimt
£27 from GameStop https://www.gamestop.co.uk/Xbox%20One/G ... adedoubler
plisk
Tezcatlipoca
, so don't give a shit personally if the MP is fucked.
:cry: I do though :cry: Hope this works now
Tezcatlipoca
Yep, and the next updates will also address matchmaking... I only bought it for the campaigns, anyway, so don't give a shit personally if the MP is fucked.
Danger Moss
Weren't the last 2 updates supposed to fix matchmaking? Is this even remotely playable yet? Think I'll give it a blast this weekend and trade it for Dragon Age if it's still fucked. Thank fuck I never bought this digitally.
Tezcatlipoca
Another week, another update... Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – latest Content Update now available, addresses Matchmaking and other issues
Born2beSlicker
Play Halo 3 campaign today on Halo MCC to get the “play on the 25th” achievement.
Tezcatlipoca
I wouldn't be surprised. I also wonder if Spartan Ops will be pushed back further. I'm curious as to how 343i will "make this right with our fans" once it finally fixed the problems.
Danger Moss
Just thinking, could the Halo 5 beta release date be affected by the cataclysmic cluster fuck that has been the MCC?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Status Update from 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross
Born2beSlicker
Wee! I love 100%ing Halo games, I'll just...Halo 2 LASO? Oh...
WELP! That's not fucking happening!
Mr C
I've been playing team slayer and it seems to be mostly working fine. There are some proper pros online in this though. The re imagined halo 2 maps look phenomenal. I've been enjoying the game immensely but just got a really annoying game breaking bug which has really peed me off. When trying to kill the prophet of regret he was wouldn't die no matter how many times I meleed him. To top it off the re spawning guards were constantly re spawning over and over. Decided to restart the whole mission so lost loads of game play time :evil:
Born2beSlicker
I'm sick to death of Team Slayer but it's the only playlist that's working properly. Having Halo 2 back on Xbox Live is just phenomenal. No XP, no load outs, no perks, no levels, just your guns and your skill. So damn fun!
Janus
Halo 2 crashed again on High Charity. No image on screen but I could hear myself shooting when I used the triggers. Buggy!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
When it works it is so good!!! Halo 2 Anniversary looks brilliant too.
Janus
I got a game of Single Flag CTF, 3v3, no problems. Enjoyed it. I'm not as bad with a sniper rifle as I remember.
Born2beSlicker
Yeah, the MatchMaking is still a complete shambles, unfortunately. The only playlist that seems to be working 90% the way it was intended is Team Slayer. I got some fun games in there today but the H2A playlist is just pure misery because it's full of spawn camping fuckers that only vote for Team Slayer Pro. :x They're still working on it and have said there will be more updates this coming week. Complete disgrace though.
plisk
Update made it slightly better but it's still fucked Lost confidence in 343 put me of buying halo 5 :cry:
Phlashman
Worked fine for me, just got my ass handed to me in Halo 2 no problems.
Growl
Don't get your hopes up guys. MP is still fucked. Quicker finding a game but still builds uneven teams. Prone to crashes, kicked from games, and as for the dedicated servers, where the hell are they? Matches can be laggy
Tezcatlipoca
Yay! :D BXB article updated accordingly.
Born2beSlicker
It's out! 1437MB.
Born2beSlicker
Halo 2 skulls are only on Legendary, except for 2 of them.
sono
I gave up on the non existent multiplayer a while ago to concentrate exclusively on the campaign (I've never played any of the campaigns before) and I've just finished Halo: CE level 2 (Halo) and so far it's good fun exactly what you want from an FPS constant waves of attacks from the enemy. I'm going slow firstly because I don't get the time and secondly because I want to find the skulls, terminals ext. Switching between the old version of the game and new version has been good fun too, amazing how they managed to get this in with such ease. So far so good on the campaign front, I won't be finishing the game any time soon mind you, the game represents great value.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Content Update for matchmaking and other issues is due today, 20 November (Pacific Time, so it may be tomorrow UK time depending on how late in the afternoon it is in the US)
Janus
Just finished The Library on Halo 2. Is it me or does the AI suck? Both marines and sanghelli seem to just stand still and not support me at all and they make useless gunners. Also, found some weird graphical glitches on the same level when Sanghelli are firing needlers, the trail behind the round went off at the wrong angle. Also had some magically vanishing Flood when I threw a grenade at them. The finish is very sloppy. However, they finally made the Gravemind scary looking, rather than the plant from The Little Shop of Horrors! I don't remember Halo:CE Anniversary being this buggy.
Tezcatlipoca
If Halo was a Western, its theme would sound like this...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – matchmaking patch delayed from 19 November until “later this week”
Danger Moss
I dunno it's the excat same engine, it would seem its a lot more difficult to get the MP working however.
Janus
I think the biggest achievement from 343 is the ability to switch back to the original mode so easily. I mean, that cannot be easy? Having the original game running in the background and switching between art/sound/effects etc on the fly. I was playing Halo 2 last night and it randomly crashed and I lost a good hour of progress. But I do have this weird memory of the same bug being in the original Halo 2. Dunno if i just made it up, but it crashing where it did was very familiar. (Level: Delta Halo, it crashed just as I ventured onto the very first structure in the section with the light bridges after collecting weapons from the drop).
Bulky
http://bit.ly/11eRtP0 Matchmaking update delayed !!! , doesn't normally bother me but I'm starting to get really pissed off !
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Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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CD PROJEKT RED has revealed via Twitter and IGN that the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be Ciri, the apprentice of the series’ regular protagonist Geralt.

Geralt will still be the main playable character, though, with control switching to Ciri only at certain points in the game.

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NighteyesUK
Yeah I'm looking forward to this. The Witcher 2 was fantastic despite the somewhat floaty feel to its combat. I hope they add some oomph to the combat for this game though.
Harry
I bought the second game on 360 when it came out but I had full blown flu and everytime I think about it I get reminded of feeling like absolute dogshit. Watching the trailer for this though it still looks astonishingly good.
hallben
NighteyesUK
Yeah I'm looking forward to this. The Witcher 2 was fantastic despite the somewhat floaty feel to its combat. I hope they add some oomph to the combat for this game though.
They retroactively updated the combat for 2 (on PC) with the combat mechanics that will be used in 3. It's a big improvement.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – out next February, new trailer released
Craigimt
Ohh, didn't know you could pre-order this from GOG and get it DRM free. Might have to do that cause I intend to have a decent PC by the end of this year... http://www.gog.com/thewitcher3/en
hallben
The Witcher 3 – New Gameplay from Gamescom
Tezcatlipoca
Cool. Did you see this last week? What happens when The Witcher 3's audio doesn't work? Geralt freestyle
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt “The Trail” Opening Cinematic
Danger Moss
Easily my most anticipated game of next year. Can't wait. :D
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - CD PROJEKT RED to give 16 pieces of free DLC to everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Horse armour included ;)
hallben
Now THATS how you do DLC.
Tezcatlipoca
Yep :)
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature more than one playable character, new Elder Blood trailer released
hallben
Sad news... Delayed again.
Tezcatlipoca
Yup :( I had a draft written up in TextEdit, only to find you were already editing one directly in WP :lol:
Danger Moss
Ah bugger. :( Still, after the current spate of unfinished broken games being released they're honesty is refreshing.
Craigimt
Maybe the other playable character is female and they had trouble animating boobs? Either that or they don't want her to walk like a man.
hallben
Tezcatlipoca
Yup :( I had a draft written up in TextEdit, only to find you were already editing one directly in WP :lol:
I actually checked in WP first thinking you were probably doing it, seeing you were not I figured you must have just decided this sad news didn't happen so you weren't gonna post it!
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: Ha, nah. I'd literally just drafted one and switched back to WP and then saw you were editing one there. No worries. What matters is that it went up! :) I don't like writing directly in WP, prefer to write in plaintext first then format in WP. The news sucks, but I'd rather a finished and working game than have something rushed for release. Also gives me more time for the other stuff in my pile!
Tezcatlipoca
2nd playable character is Ciri. You can't switch at will, but instead will take control at certain points. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/12/15/t ... ay-as-ciri
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Craigimt
So I could be right about the delay. :lol:
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