Call of Duty: Black Ops III revealed – details, release date, and trailer

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Activision and Treyarch have officially revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and have announced that the game will be released on Friday 6 November for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be set in a “dark, gritty future, where cybernetics and biotechnology have given rise to a new breed of soldier”. The game will feature a four-player co-op campaign, a “completely redefined multiplayer experience”, and (of course) Zombies.

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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil coming to Xbox One in 2015

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Codemasters announced today that a new Overlord game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil will be released for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC in 2015.

Rather than playing as a true Overlord as in past games, players of the upcoming action RPG will control one of four “Netherghūls”, the “undead servants of the dark arts” that make up the titular Fellowship of Evil. Local and online co-op with up to four players will be supported, and the game will also feature the return of master Gnarl (again voiced by Marc Silk) and his Minions.

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Expansion Pack 169

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:

Daredevil
Wrestlemania 31
Halo 5 release date
Quantum Break delayed
The Witcher 3 expansion pass

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection – April update out now, Relic map and ODST Campaign due in May

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343 Industries has released a new content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the game’s first since the major update that was released in early March.

The “4.21.15″ content update has made improvements to ranking, and has added new quit and betrayal penalties to matchmaking. It has also resolved a variety of title-specific issues, plus has dealt with certain issues related to parties, achievements, UI, and stability.

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Xbox One May Update Preview: Miracast and more

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has detailed the features coming in the Xbox One May System Update Preview, one of which is the much-requested ability to use the Xbox One SmartGlass app to turn the console on and off. As the feature is in preview, only beta versions of SmartGlass for Windows, Windows Phone, and Android support it for now.

Another popular feature that has been added in the May Preview is support for Miracast wireless mirroring from compatible Windows PCs and other devices.

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Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can play NBA 2K15 for free this coming weekend

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To celebrate the NBA Playoffs, Xbox Wire has announced that Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One will be able to play NBA 2K15 for free from 8pm BST on Friday 24 April through to 8.01am BST on Monday 27 April.

Game progress, Gamerscore, and Achievements will carry over should anyone who enjoyed the free weekend wish to purchase NBA 2K15 afterwards and continue from where they left off.

This weekend only, there will also be a special discount of 40% off the NBA 2K15 Promo Bundle (which includes 15,000 in-game Virtual Currency), along with 33% off all NBA 2K15 Virtual Currency packs.

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Tezcatlipoca
There've been good discounts off Dragon Age, Metro, and Diablo 3 recently. But it does usually suck.
Born2beSlicker
Tell me last time the sale was good.
Tezcatlipoca
Worst week yet? Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One and Xbox 360
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Metro Redux for Xbox One
Mr C
The load times on the pool game are atrocious. I thought it had crashed first time I loaded it up. It's fine as a free game but would be disappointed had paid for it. I find the menus a bit confusing. Also the physics sometimes seem a bit off as the balls run too slow.
hallben
Mark hit Y.
Harry
Hustle kings is the best pool game this generation.
Born2beSlicker
The developers have said they're working on cutting down the size and speeding up the load times. It's a problem with UE4 that they haven't fixed yet. I'm not a fan of the pool game though. I like top down cameras like Bankshot Billiards so this kind of bugs me.
Lostcauz
I like the free pool game we got this month, it's great for playing a few quick online matches while it's half time during the football but the 12GB size is just insane and the initial load time is a joke. I've had to delete it until I get a bigger hard drive.
Tezcatlipoca
Just noticed a fairly uninspiring Spring Sale, although if you want a few different season passes it's not too bad. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/promotions/sales/springsale (too late to write up)
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One
Colonel Red
Before anyone downloads Child of Light, watch out. They haven't actually made it free yet.
Danger Moss
50% off and it's still over priced. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Diablo III for Xbox One and Xbox 360 Everyone needs Diablo III.
Mr C
Good games though I've played most of them. Happy with pool on Xbox One and I've been meaning to buy terraria for ages so bonus that's free. Oh and anyone that's not play child of light there is no excuse now. It's a brilliant game and deserves to be played by as many people as possible
Born2beSlicker
April's games announced. Two on Xbox One, Four on Xbox 360.
Lostcauz
I don't think it'll be long before we see a free play weekend.
Danger Moss
It's pretty insulting to be honest, as it only takes off the ridiculous mark up. Apparently the player base on Evolve is shockingly low as well. Like 500-1000 players worldwide each night. I doubt this "reduction" will help matters. Also 3s on ios is amazing. On Xbox One? Errr no.
Tezcatlipoca
Not a great one, though. 20% off the digital download makes it £44, whereas you can buy the disc version from Amazon for less than £30.
Lostcauz
Didn't take long for evolve to get a reduction.
Born2beSlicker
I love Three's on the phone but on XBO it's questionable. Makes a fun game as you can play in snap mode, so snap with Netflix and you're good to go.
Mr C
Threes is a couple of quid this week. It's a mobile game really but pretty charming and we'll worth it for less than the price of a pint
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including GTA V for Xbox One and Xbox 360 The 360 discount is good, the Xbox One discount is not.
patrick_bateman
Dragon Age is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
Lords of the Fallen is half price on Xbox One right now in a flash sale. Act now….if that’s your thing!
Born2beSlicker
£17.99 for the Day One achievement which does nothing?! :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
33% off AC Unity takes it down to £36.84 this week, whereas I bought the digital download from CDKeys.com for less than £20... and the current price at CDKeys.com is £9.99! £9.99 FFS!
Born2beSlicker
How many times has that Rockstar sale happened on 360? How many times does NBA 2K stuff go on sale on Xbox One? Why is Amazing Spider-man 2 still so expensive in contrast to its quality? I hope the double games for gold next month also inspires some decent sales.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Well, yeah, there is that :lol:
Danger Moss
I just finished Sniper elite 3. That was a great deal. Although you could argue that wasn't dwg.
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit of a lame week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Confirmed. http://majornelson.com/2015/02/25/xbox- ... arch-2015/ http://news.xbox.com/2015/02/xbox-march-games-with-gold
Born2beSlicker
BXB: March GWG games leak early. Glad I didn't get Rayman for £15 pre-owned, as this benefits the developer. Will make a great co-op game with my partner.
sono
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:18ilwfrp]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:18ilwfrp] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
Perfect. Cheers.
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:2ewpakr1]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:2ewpakr1] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
sono
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
I looked at getting for ages, I didn't so It would be a welcome addition to the backlog. :mrgreen: also I have never used a games with gold deal do they expire the next month or once downloaded do they stick to your system permanently?
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
Danger Moss
If they ever fix it. Then yes it's a great price.
Born2beSlicker
So did everybody else. They seem to have changed the discount rate since that leak. It's now 40% instead of 60%. Still great value for what you're getting but I can understand some people are a bit annoyed at this sudden change.
Danger Moss
I thought it was supposed to be £18? I picked up sniper elite 3. Nearly done with V2 so really looking forward to giving it a go. From what I can gather a lot of previous games problems have been ironed out.
Born2beSlicker
Halo is on sale now for £26.99.
Mr C
Oh and a little tip I read elsewhere. State of Decay is £3 odd in the 360 sale. Owners of the 360 version will receive a 33% discount on the Xbox One version. I don't know what price the Xbox One version will be but it's likely that any saving you make will be more than the current cost of the 360 version. Worth it if you haven't bought the game yet.
Mr C
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
Ditto, going to finish v2 then play Sniper Elite 3.
patrick_bateman
Played the start of Sniper Elite 3. Loving the open aspect of the levels, reminds me of takeovers in Far Cry.
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
sono
Alien Isolation $24. I think I'm going to bite.
patrick_bateman
I wonder if the final line up has been finalised. Limbo is on offer but not shown, PES2015 was just recently added, the awesome LOTF deal has disappeared. Edit - Theres 50% off of Dead or Alive 5 and 10% off The Escapists (although this 10% has been like this since last week, buy this game!) Another Edit! - Guacamelee is £2.80 right now! Sherlock Holmes - £18, down from £45 (heard this is rather great) What the fuck is going on? :lol:
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This week’s Deals with Gold – including Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 27 April and include 40% off Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition for Xbox One.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can also get 40% off Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) and (until 23 April) 10% off We Are Doomed, while Gold and Silver members can get 60% off the standard edition of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

On Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can get 60% off Call of Duty: Ghosts, 66% off Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and 50% off Call of Duty 3.

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Posted: by .
Tezcatlipoca
There've been good discounts off Dragon Age, Metro, and Diablo 3 recently. But it does usually suck.
Born2beSlicker
Tell me last time the sale was good.
Tezcatlipoca
Worst week yet? Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One and Xbox 360
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Metro Redux for Xbox One
Mr C
The load times on the pool game are atrocious. I thought it had crashed first time I loaded it up. It's fine as a free game but would be disappointed had paid for it. I find the menus a bit confusing. Also the physics sometimes seem a bit off as the balls run too slow.
hallben
Mark hit Y.
Harry
Hustle kings is the best pool game this generation.
Born2beSlicker
The developers have said they're working on cutting down the size and speeding up the load times. It's a problem with UE4 that they haven't fixed yet. I'm not a fan of the pool game though. I like top down cameras like Bankshot Billiards so this kind of bugs me.
Lostcauz
I like the free pool game we got this month, it's great for playing a few quick online matches while it's half time during the football but the 12GB size is just insane and the initial load time is a joke. I've had to delete it until I get a bigger hard drive.
Tezcatlipoca
Just noticed a fairly uninspiring Spring Sale, although if you want a few different season passes it's not too bad. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/promotions/sales/springsale (too late to write up)
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One
Colonel Red
Before anyone downloads Child of Light, watch out. They haven't actually made it free yet.
Danger Moss
50% off and it's still over priced. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Diablo III for Xbox One and Xbox 360 Everyone needs Diablo III.
Mr C
Good games though I've played most of them. Happy with pool on Xbox One and I've been meaning to buy terraria for ages so bonus that's free. Oh and anyone that's not play child of light there is no excuse now. It's a brilliant game and deserves to be played by as many people as possible
Born2beSlicker
April's games announced. Two on Xbox One, Four on Xbox 360.
Lostcauz
I don't think it'll be long before we see a free play weekend.
Danger Moss
It's pretty insulting to be honest, as it only takes off the ridiculous mark up. Apparently the player base on Evolve is shockingly low as well. Like 500-1000 players worldwide each night. I doubt this "reduction" will help matters. Also 3s on ios is amazing. On Xbox One? Errr no.
Tezcatlipoca
Not a great one, though. 20% off the digital download makes it £44, whereas you can buy the disc version from Amazon for less than £30.
Lostcauz
Didn't take long for evolve to get a reduction.
Born2beSlicker
I love Three's on the phone but on XBO it's questionable. Makes a fun game as you can play in snap mode, so snap with Netflix and you're good to go.
Mr C
Threes is a couple of quid this week. It's a mobile game really but pretty charming and we'll worth it for less than the price of a pint
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including GTA V for Xbox One and Xbox 360 The 360 discount is good, the Xbox One discount is not.
patrick_bateman
Dragon Age is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
Lords of the Fallen is half price on Xbox One right now in a flash sale. Act now….if that’s your thing!
Born2beSlicker
£17.99 for the Day One achievement which does nothing?! :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
33% off AC Unity takes it down to £36.84 this week, whereas I bought the digital download from CDKeys.com for less than £20... and the current price at CDKeys.com is £9.99! £9.99 FFS!
Born2beSlicker
How many times has that Rockstar sale happened on 360? How many times does NBA 2K stuff go on sale on Xbox One? Why is Amazing Spider-man 2 still so expensive in contrast to its quality? I hope the double games for gold next month also inspires some decent sales.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Well, yeah, there is that :lol:
Danger Moss
I just finished Sniper elite 3. That was a great deal. Although you could argue that wasn't dwg.
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit of a lame week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Confirmed. http://majornelson.com/2015/02/25/xbox- ... arch-2015/ http://news.xbox.com/2015/02/xbox-march-games-with-gold
Born2beSlicker
BXB: March GWG games leak early. Glad I didn't get Rayman for £15 pre-owned, as this benefits the developer. Will make a great co-op game with my partner.
sono
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:18ilwfrp]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:18ilwfrp] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
Perfect. Cheers.
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:2ewpakr1]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:2ewpakr1] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
sono
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
I looked at getting for ages, I didn't so It would be a welcome addition to the backlog. :mrgreen: also I have never used a games with gold deal do they expire the next month or once downloaded do they stick to your system permanently?
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
Danger Moss
If they ever fix it. Then yes it's a great price.
Born2beSlicker
So did everybody else. They seem to have changed the discount rate since that leak. It's now 40% instead of 60%. Still great value for what you're getting but I can understand some people are a bit annoyed at this sudden change.
Danger Moss
I thought it was supposed to be £18? I picked up sniper elite 3. Nearly done with V2 so really looking forward to giving it a go. From what I can gather a lot of previous games problems have been ironed out.
Born2beSlicker
Halo is on sale now for £26.99.
Mr C
Oh and a little tip I read elsewhere. State of Decay is £3 odd in the 360 sale. Owners of the 360 version will receive a 33% discount on the Xbox One version. I don't know what price the Xbox One version will be but it's likely that any saving you make will be more than the current cost of the 360 version. Worth it if you haven't bought the game yet.
Mr C
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
Ditto, going to finish v2 then play Sniper Elite 3.
patrick_bateman
Played the start of Sniper Elite 3. Loving the open aspect of the levels, reminds me of takeovers in Far Cry.
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
sono
Alien Isolation $24. I think I'm going to bite.
patrick_bateman
I wonder if the final line up has been finalised. Limbo is on offer but not shown, PES2015 was just recently added, the awesome LOTF deal has disappeared. Edit - Theres 50% off of Dead or Alive 5 and 10% off The Escapists (although this 10% has been like this since last week, buy this game!) Another Edit! - Guacamelee is £2.80 right now! Sherlock Holmes - £18, down from £45 (heard this is rather great) What the fuck is going on? :lol:
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For some reason I keep playing WWE 2K15

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I think I might have a problem. I can’t stop playing WWE 2K15. This wasn’t a game I reviewed for BXB and if I remember correctly due to no review copy being forthcoming no one did a review of this. Mark has traditionally been the WWE reviews guy as until recently I hadn’t fallen back down the Professional wrestling slope, the slippiest of all slopes.

It’s been about eighteen months since I rediscovered my love for the over the top soap opera drama of the WWE, saying that as a kid I was never the biggest fan as we didn’t have Sky in my house so it was tough to find a way to watch it. I came back to professional wrestling when a friend turned me onto TNA on Challenge and that got me curious about the WWE again. So I aquired some PPV’s (the big monthly events such as the Royal Rumble, Summerslam and of course Wrestlemania) and immersed myself back into the universe. Now on average I watch four or five hours of WWE a week, this can increase if a PPV is on or a new documentary on the WWE Network launches. Continue reading

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Floyd
I saw a gameplay video. Awesome graphics, still rigid as fuck animations. I'm sure they're still building these games on 5-6 year old tech.
hallben
I can't get over how awesome this looks!
Tezcatlipoca
3/10 from Eurogamer :lol: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... k15-review
Born2beSlicker
Yup. It seems like they completely bollocked this up.
hallben
I shall be talking about this tomorrow when we record the podcast.
Floyd
I knew it! Looks nice and shiny, same old shit, just worse. They need to scrap it all, and start again...spend 2 years developing a whole new game. I bet you the contract with WWE means they have to release a game every year. Gamers lose.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben for Britxbox - For some reason I keep playing WWE 2K15
... If you listen to the BXB podcast (if you don’t you really should), you know Mark and I often talk wrestling though we try and control it as thats not what the podcast is meant to be about. Because of that, the launch of the WWE Network (an on demand service that offers all the PPV’s and loads of classic content) in the UK and Wrestlemania we were able to convince Richard to join us in our oily man filled sports entertainment obsession. If you are keeping count that means that three quarters of the editorial staff of BXB are now WWE fans. Sorry about that. I don’t think its Matt’s cup of tea but give it time! ...
Sorry guys, but no, you won't be converting me to a wrestling fan like you did Richard :lol:
Born2beSlicker
They all say that at first. Then they go missing for a few weeks and all of a sudden another fan is discovered.
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Mortal Kombat X review

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Mortal Kombat has had one of the most turbulent histories in the fighting game genre. Conflicted between chasing Street Fighter (its biggest rival) and becoming self conscious that its core gameplay wasn’t enough to justify its price tag by burying it in gimmicks, MK needed a much needed reboot back in 2011 with MK 9. Now with a new found confidence and new hardware, Mortal Kombat X is set to cement its legacy.

Mortal Kombat X takes what worked in the last game and refines it while adding new elements along the way. With a roster of almost 30 fighters, a third which are new to the series, NetherRealm has fleshed out the roster by creating three style variants for each character making mastery a much greater task than ever. Fan favourite Scorpion can choose to wield swords for fast combos, use magic to throw fireballs and teleport for zone control or cast demons for ranged attacks. Every character has styles that contrast with each other’s as well as their own variants in a way that’s simply impressive from a balance perspective.

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Harry
Awesome. I think the trailer shows how it's expected to look. It's on par with my expectations in terms of quality. I always think the camera needs to be tighter on the action in MK.
David C
MoBiUGeArSkIn
oh shiiiiiiiiiiit
MoBiUGeArSkIn
oooohohohoho... Nice
Harry
After buying Injustice i'm going to keep an eye on this one.
patrick_bateman
Looks good but i just cant justify a purchase. The only fighting game im good at and hold my own against anyone is SF2 and X-Men Children of the Atom. I have bought countless fighting games since but just get my ass handed to me online and its not fun. I just dont have the patience and time to learn all the nuances of a good fighting game. Had SF4 Arcade Edition for years and maybe put in about 10 games. Its brilliant but i suck online
MoBiUGeArSkIn
More violence, this time from IGN.
Love the idea of character variations. Though I wonder how it'll affect balance. Seems quite complicated. Looks like the full roster will consist of 24 characters (with 3 variations). Ed Boon has said that this instalment will bring with it the largest set of new characters. So plenty more reveals to come.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
RAIDEN!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Mortal Kombat X will be released in April 2015, Goro announced as a pre-order bonus character
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Fuck yeeeeeeeah!!! This looks brilliant. Can't wait.
Tezcatlipoca
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Oh my Gawwwwwd Yesssssss!!!
Tezcatlipoca
FINISH HIM!
Born2beSlicker
Excited! MK9 was fantastic. Shame it's also doing exclusive pre-order DLC but at least it's not 4-6 different versions with different things in it, unlike Evolve.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
MoBiUGeArSkIn
So far, an expected roster of 24 consists of... Veteran - Scorpion - Sub Zero - Raiden - Kung Lao - Quan Chi - Kitana - Ermac - Reptile New - Kotal Khan - Ferra / Torr - D'Vorah - Cassie Cage It's supposed to end up being half new, half old.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Oh FUUUUCK YEEEEEAH!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
So this is what a Brutality looks like...
And this is what Story looks like...
MoBiUGeArSkIn
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Shinock and Kenshi are in. As is... Jason Vorhees. Think he's DLC though.
Tezcatlipoca
QUITALITY Polygon - Mortal Kombat X will punish online quitters by making their heads explode
Harry
Yeah that's a pretty cool way of making fun of them. It's so demoralising and infuriating playing people who are proper good at fighting games.
Tezcatlipoca
The Kombat Pack also comes with the PREDATOR as well as Friday 13th's Jason.
Anytime...
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Born2beSlicker
Pretty damn hype for this. I've done almost everything in DOA5LR so will trade that in for this. MK has always been my favourite 2D fighter. It's not the most technical but damn is it fun.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It's going to be mega. Impressed by how disgusting the violence has gotten :lol:
Born2beSlicker
This is the first time I've actually had some sort of reaction other than laughing when it comes to the fatalities and xray moves. It's really grotesque!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
In an interview recently, Ed Boon said they always have to leave stuff out because they inevitably cross the line at the concept stage... WTF. I'd say they crossed line. I'm cool with it but damn.
Born2beSlicker
I assume the staff meetings are like: "Guys, next generation MK. We need to come up with new fatalities to show off our sweet engine. Go"! "What if we have a guy blow a hole in their chest, snap the spine and rip the body in half from within the hole"? "I like it. Next"? "Well this guy is psychic. What if he levitates a guy into the air, open his mouth and rip out his intestines through the mouth then toss them on the floor like a wet slop"? "Awesome! Who's next"? "How about we... &£?!*%#?$€¥+&£@?!@%#~+*\>#%#" " :| Dude! This is a place of business! We're creating art, you sick fuck"!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It probably is a lot like that. With added cold showers and P45s
Mr C
I've never understood the love for mortal combat games. There are numerous fighting games that are better and don't need gimmicks to shift copies at retail.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I'd agree, up until MK9, which was plenty technical. Netherealm are currently leaders when it comes to two things - story, presentation and wealth of content. They're on a roll.
Born2beSlicker
Mr C
I've never understood the love for mortal combat games. There are numerous fighting games that are better and don't need gimmicks to shift copies at retail.
There's a bunch of shite MK games when Midway went crazy on it. But the good games although aren't as technical are so much more interesting than Street Fighter which was obviously the biggest competitor. How everybody has a similar framework for basics then they each have their own styles you learn as you develop makes most characters worthy contenders. While an EVO tournament for SF typically sees about 4-8 characters used in a roster of 16-30. The gold standard of fighting games has been Virtua Fighter 5 for years, nothing has come close to being as perfectly crafted as that but it's not penetratable to most of the market. MK finds a nice balance between fun and tech where most skill levels and people watching are having a good time. Personally, I'm a combo guy. I like fast speed, combos and counter. So MK, KI, VF and DOA are the fighting games I care for. SF just does nothing for me.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Born2beSlicker
Mortal Kombat X just hit the App Store. Provides unlocks for the console game too.
Born2beSlicker
The reviews are coming out great. http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/13/836492 ... 4-Xbox-One http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mortal ... 0-6426594/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/13/ ... t-x-review Playing it now, the microtransactions for "easy fatalities" is fucking gross, everything else is pretty great so far. There's so much content here. The only weird thing I've noticed is that the speed is a bit slower to MK9 which is odd as I love speed in my fighters. Looking forward to diving into it proper.
Born2beSlicker
Pretty sure I almost strained my arm trying to get the titanium symbol in the Test your Might game on the Daily Tower today. It's almost impossible! Finally went online, have gotten comfortable with the new pace and back in form with my main Mileena. Went 5-1 without too much hassle, which is nice to see. Ready to take you guys online in some KOTH if you're down for that.
Born2beSlicker
My review.
plisk
Best fighter on xbox? No it's not even close, I bought this heap of shit and hate it. :( It's not for me at all, it's getting given to my son
Born2beSlicker
Ouch! What's your beef with it? It is still very much MK to be fair. If that's not your thing, this probably wouldn't convert people.
plisk
I just don't like how it plays and I hate block being on a button. I did like the characters and art style though and realy wanted to get into it, it's just not for me I got it because you said you liked KI and DoA and I like them too
Mr C
I've never got on with MK and I don't know why. My favourite fighters of recent years are DOA, SF and KI. I tried the last MK and hated it, I don't know whether it's the pace or the way combos build up but just didn't feel right. I will try this at some point though to see if it's one I can get into
Born2beSlicker
plisk
I just don't like how it plays and I hate block being on a button. I did like the characters and art style though and realy wanted to get into it, it's just not for me I got it because you said you liked KI and DoA and I like them too
Sorry dude, that sucks. I've always preferred combo-driven games and speedy characters so I get on very well with MK, DOA, KI. The only exception is VF which is a totally different beast to everybody else. If it goes for anything, I've never enjoyed (but appreciated) SF except for SF3 and never liked or appreciated Tekken apart from Tekken 3. They're to me what MK is to you. Everybody has that style of play that just doesn't click. This MK is just like the last MK game but a bit slower. If that just didn't do it for you, I can't see this converting anybody.
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Star Wars Battlefront is coming to Xbox One this November

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EA DICE and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Origin) from 17 November 2015.

Star Wars Battlefront will enable fans to take part in battles on various iconic Star Wars planets, such as Endor, Hoth, and Tatooine. Playable vehicles will include speeder bikes, snow speeders, AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, and the Millennium Falcon.

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Tezcatlipoca
The release dates are confirmed. 17 November for America, 19 for Europe, 20 for the UK. I'm writing it up now...
Harry
both of you failed to mention the fact that it looks absolutely unbelievable . I mean look at Hardline then look at this. Is this even possible? This will not work on day one. People complaining there's no black people in the trailer :facepalm:
patrick_bateman
Harry
both of you failed to mention the fact that it looks absolutely unbelievable . I mean look at Hardline then look at this. Is this even possible? This will not work on day one. People complaining there's no black people in the trailer :facepalm:
Its not gameplay. It will look nowhere near as good as that.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Star Wars Battlefront is coming to Xbox One this November
NighteyesUK
The game won't look like that. "Game engine footage". Nope, never heard that before. No sirree. :roll:
patrick_bateman
NighteyesUK
The game won't look like that. "Game engine footage". Nope, never heard that before. No sirree. :roll:
Its total bullshots. They have since said this. Basically the statement is "its representative of whats in the game, we are showing off the areas and vehicles" What i pity is fucking idiots who buy into pre-rendered stuff as the actual game. See one such person above :wink:
Manic Street Preacher
It'll look like that on PS4, but no doubt for Xbox One it'll be 900p or whatever! I'll be playing PC anyway. Of course gameplay won't be like that but it certainly gets me excited, can't wait to see some gameplay.
PreachedMONKEY
I agree that it will never look that good. But that is using the Frostbite engine. Pretty incredible render but that's all it will be.
patrick_bateman
Its total bullshots. They have since said this. Basically the statement is "its representative of whats in the game, we are showing off the areas and vehicles" What i pity is fucking idiots who buy into pre-rendered stuff as the actual game. See one such person above :wink:
The developers are claiming on Twitter that it is what the game will look like though. http://wccftech.com/star-wars-battlefro ... -cgi-game/ I won't be convinced until I see some actual gameplay.
Harry
People complaining there's no black people in the trailer :facepalm:
Seriously? What is wrong with these serial complainers? "Waaaaah people aren't being equally represented in a 132 second teaser trailer of a game we know nothing about! I'm so fucking oppressed!" :facepalm:
Harry
The thing that confuses me is we have seen many demos of other games prefix the footage with something like "actual gameplay/in engine footage captured directly from PS4" This just says its in engine. Sure in engine but maybe rendered from the engine using real game assets because the optimisation wouldn't have been done yet and you would have seen a sketchy frame rate . If that's true then it could well be the they would need to optimise and downgrade to hit the performance target. Im guessing the PS4s extra power is why EA seem to have teamed up with Sony on this one. If it does look that good then Mass Effect will be astonishing. Having said that. Look at Battlefiled 4, look at dragon age and then look at Hardline. Sure, all last ten games but have they created an entirely new engine to run on these new consoles now? It's already up for pre order on PS4 and says 16/11/15
MartyMcFly88
It might not be in game, but it was rendered using the in game engine so it will most probably looks as good as that.
Mr C
I can't believe some of you guys are falling for it. There is absolutely no chance the final game will look like that. Don't believe the hype
Harry
They are apparently aiming for 60fps so there is no way It'll look like that. Let's say they hit 60fps. It then becomes something possible for VR. Imagine a VR expansion for this where your flying the tie fighters and x wings. ...man
MartyMcFly88
Well its got months to go so who knows, they may manage it and I ain't gullible but if that is produced with the In game graphics(which I believe as you can tell its not just pre rendered CGI.) Then I think it will be an amazing game. Then again whether the graphics are mega amazing or just average I will still be getting this on day of release.
Tezcatlipoca
I doubt I'll be getting a predominantly online game on day of release - especially one from DICE :lol: You just know it's going to collapse at launch... No pre-order for me, despite being interested. I'll use EA Access to try it out before release, then I'll wait for reviews and reports of what the servers are like...
Harry
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/iocb ... n-gameplay
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