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.
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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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May release dates announced for UK and European launch of Project CARS

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Bandai Namco has announced via Twitter that Slightly Mad Studios’ much-delayed racing game Project CARS will finally be released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 7 May in Europe and on 8 May in the UK.

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Project Cars has been delayed again, now due in April
patrick_bateman
Good!
Harry
Yeah good. This has potential. It was originally coming out in a week that would have buried it.
Tezcatlipoca
Maybe one day I'll post something in this thread that isn't along the lines of "Project CARS has been delayed AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN"... but not today :lol: Britxbox - Project CARS has been delayed again, now due in mid-May
Born2beSlicker
I refuse to believe this game exists. I get emails about it and all they ever tell me is that the game won't be out yet.
NighteyesUK
That's it. Mid-may? That's when Witcher 3 is out. I know which game I'll be playing. I'm going to cancel my pre-order. I hope they get this right and that's it not fucked, but this third delay means I'm not taking that chance. I'll wait until it's been released and played by others.
Born2beSlicker
If anything the delays should make potential buyers more confident, as it's getting the time to be finished rather than smashed out the door hoping for a big patch post launch.
NighteyesUK
These continued delays mean I've lost confidence them to produce the goods even with the extra time. So no, I'm not going to blindly buy it.
patrick_bateman
Really excited for this. Im not a big fan of "sim" racers (F1 being the exception) but the amount of cars on track, the amount of tracks and the variety in car types in this means its one of my most anticipated games.
NighteyesUK
Heh, I never did cancel my preorder in the end. I'm still looking forward to this.
Manic Street Preacher
I wish it would come out already, it looks great.
drakau_mk2
The track list has piqued my curiosity, nice to see some TOCA classics
MartyMcFly88
drakau_mk2
The track list has piqued my curiosity, nice to see some TOCA classics
I'd love a new TOCA game. They were awesome back on the PS1.
patrick_bateman
MartyMcFly88
drakau_mk2
The track list has piqued my curiosity, nice to see some TOCA classics
I'd love a new TOCA game. They were awesome back on the PS1.
This will satisfy your appetite then! :D
Tezcatlipoca
Past my cut-off, so no article. http://www.projectcarsgame.com/home/ann ... hypersport Free car each month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport. https://www.flickr.com//photos/projectc ... 5342/show/ The Lykan Hypersport in Furious 7:
Lostcauz
1080p on PS4 and 900p on XBO. Some new PS4 footage, it looks great. I can't decide if I should wait for E3 to see how Forza looks this year.
Craigimt
This might actually be a game I get on PS4... Looks beautiful.
drakau_mk2
Will we ever see the day where internal and external bodywork is shown in the side and rear view mirrors? :(
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - May release dates announced for UK and European launch of Project CARS No US date yet, other than the "mid-May" given in the third delay announcement in March. Wii U and Steam OS "later in 2015".
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This week’s Deals with Gold – including Metro Redux for Xbox One

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which include 40% off both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux for Xbox One, along with 50% off the Metro Redux Bundle that contains both remastered games together.

This week’s other discounts for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One are 50% off NHL 15, 50% off The Evil Within, and 75% off Defense Grid 2.

Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 can also get 50% off NHL 15 and The Evil Within this week, and 50% off the original Xbox 360 versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light.

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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:
Tezcatlipoca
The page for the Ultimate Sale has changed during the day. When I looked at it at lunchtime it also had the weekend deals, but they've vanished. Anyway... Britxbox - Xbox Store Ultimate Game Sale plus this week’s Deals with Gold the usual weekly deals aren't great, but the Ultimate Game Sale has some fucking awesome discounts (including 50% off the Telltale collection again, like late last year).
patrick_bateman
Harry
I did look at those prices and think either Microsoft are doing another 'experiment' or they got something wrong. I bet that £7 on lords of the fallen is meant to have a 1 or 2 in front of it.
It could be one of the weekend/daily deals and they put it up by mistake. Thats my guess.
Pug
That'd be great, cheers B2bS.
Born2beSlicker
Pug
When is Halo MCC cheap? Still says £44, not paying that.
It's meant to be going to £18 at the weekend.
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Guitar Hero Live rocks out in 2015

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After the revival of Rock Band, Activision is getting in on the plastic instrument scene again with the newly announced Guitar Hero Live from the developers of DJ Hero, FreeStyleGames.

Coming this year for $99 (no UK price yet), Guitar Hero Live comes with a brand new guitar controller which abandons the traditional five rainbow button display for a new scheme which comes closer to replicating the actual guitar experience. Sporting three buttons on two rows, it tries to position your fingers like three frets on two strings.

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F2
When I heard both where coming back I though oh fuck off Activision you heard Rockbands coming back and you want to flood the market but to hear it is being made by the DJ Hero guys actually means I'll no doubt give this a look, the button layout looks more beginner friendly too which is good as I always struggled on the higher difficulties. The no backwards compatibility is a tad shit though.
Born2beSlicker
FreeStyleGames has stated since the reveal that Guitar Hero isn't going to be annualised like last time. Maybe they're both going to stick to the digital shop mentality.
Danger Moss
F2
The no backwards compatibility is a tad shit though.
It requires new instruments? I'm out if so.
Born2beSlicker
Yes. It's a brand new configuration. It's explained in my news post.
Danger Moss
Yeah just read it. Sounds super lame. I'll be getting RB 4.
Danger Moss
Yeah just read it. Sounds super lame. I'll be getting RB 4.
patrick_bateman
3 buttons? :wtf:
Born2beSlicker
Did nobody click the link? There are six...
patrick_bateman
Oh right. I only see 3 and 3 being shown in the game. :D
Born2beSlicker
Read the story. It's two rows of three. Three black and three white buttons. It's to replicate two strings and three frets.
hallben
Oh boy that live shit is awkward, especially the crowd. Playing over music videos however sounds like a great idea.
Harry
Well i don't think i like the potential file sizes of all the download content if they do videos to go with it. I'll see what Rock Band has to offer but I think Rocksmith is the one for me. It's really bloody good.
Born2beSlicker
Harry
Well i don't think i like the potential file sizes of all the download content if they do videos to go with it.
I was totally thinking that. What helped the games in the past was that all the animations and events were procedurally generated by rotating a bunch of stock sets of animations and blending it together, so it always fit for the most part. Did they film two versions of a concert for every single song? Are there stock sections that blend together? Either way, that's a lot of FMV which would lead to a much bigger file size than the tab/Mp3 files of the older games.
Manic Street Preacher
I know some people who work at Freestyle Games, and apparently the button layout makes it feel more authentic on harder difficulty as you actually have to have your hands in chord like formations. They are guitar players. I don't want to play a song with just a music video in the background for the DLC stuff, I'd rather have my band up there which I've customised! The crowds reacting to if you are doing well or badly, I read somewhere (maybe Eurogamer) that they are using some CGI technique used in films so it will be the same video but it can changes the faces and other things. So it isn't two seperate videos. Main thing for me is, no old music, new instrument :lolno:
patrick_bateman
Any word on the price structure? How can they milk it is what i mean. No way is it gonna be a "Buy the full game, 50 tracks, then buy extra songs" as in...a game. More like "Digital title £30 for 15 songs £1 each other song, bonus track packs for pre-orders, Season pass includes 20 songs from shit bands from the late 90s" I just want Rock Band SRV Version. I would die a very happy man. :D
Harry
Well the guitar is Bluetooth and will be compatible with iOS for example. Sounds like activist in are going to be creating MTV for gamers. It's sounds like you just watch this streaming channel and start playing along. Real time scoreboards with current users.
hallben
Hm, this is a distant second for me, no band element is a massive CBA from the wife.
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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves – release date and prologue video

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Activision and Bungie have announced that Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves will be released on 19 May.

House of Wolves is set in The Reef, where its story missions will see players “join the allies of the Queen to destroy the traitorous Fallen from the House of Wolves”.

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Born2beSlicker
What a joke this game is.
Lostcauz
No new raid included, oh my. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves – release date and prologue video
Born2beSlicker
I love the comparison between Destiny and Animal Crossing. Along with the analogy that the Guardian's are essentially the knock off action figures you find at a newsagent's toy stand. Though he's way more positive on Destiny than I expected in the end.
hallben
Should an 11 year old even be playing Destiny?
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I laughed when I read it this morning.
:hi5: The fact it was broadcast live on Twitch as well. :facepalm: Even though he's only 11 you'd think that he'd be slightly more savy having put what must be 500+ hours into the game. Morale of the story. Don't play Destiny. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I laughed when I read it this morning.
Danger Moss
Is it wrong that I find that hilarious?
Tezcatlipoca
Eurogamer - Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters
hancocaj
600 hours and no ghorn!? Ouch!
NighteyesUK
Likewise with Hawkmoon.
Mantrid
Nice, the Vex is still a good weapon. I've still not got the Gjallarhorn after 600 hours.
Jerec
Finally have the Vex Mythoclast and Gjallarhorn! Although at the time, most of the players wouldn't if said I'd deserved it! :lol: Fingers crossed Hawkmoon this Nightfall!
Tezcatlipoca
Eurogamer - Man's basic invention levels Destiny character while he sleeps
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Born2beSlicker
CORTANAAAA! I feel you, bro. Chief just needs a cuddle.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
How did I miss this?
:lol:
Mr C
Got a crappy hand cannon. Decided to try it out anyway, realised how boring the game is and went back to DA:I
hallben
As my first legendary rocket launcher I am pretty happy. You need to play some other games mate.
NighteyesUK
Eeehh, I had that early on. But I dismantled it, there's just no better rocket launcher than Gjallarhorn.
hallben
I got the 'One Way Trip 000'. Pretty sweet.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Bungie delivers free Legendary items to Destiny players as a “token of gratitude”
Tezcatlipoca
I got the "Harm's Way" machine gun. Although even if I still actually played this, it'd be a while before I could use it as my Hunter is only level 13.
NighteyesUK
It's the best legendary scout rifle in the game. It's also what I just got, and I already have one with better perks. :lol:
Mantrid
I got a Badger CCL which is a scout rifle.
NighteyesUK
Ah, if you're lvl 25 then it'll be the best thing ever ever ever. :lol:
Craigimt
I'm level 25 atm and it was better than the one I had equipped which had 242 damage.
NighteyesUK
It's a random legendary. I'm not home yet. I just know it'll be something crap, just like you got. That pistol is rubbish.
Craigimt
So Bungie has given everyone a gift today and I got The Devil You Don't. Not sure if everyone got the same thing or not.
Lostcauz
Meant to put this together 3 months ago but oh well, here's some of my best snipes for anyone interested.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Destiny fans might be happy to learn that the rest of the game is likely going to be released... Not so happy that it'll cost money. www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comment ... x_forge_of
NighteyesUK
Heh, interesting! No need for it now though, many players are level 32, and can bring him down in no time.
Born2beSlicker
Beat the hardest boss in the game by pulling out your cable. http://kotaku.com/destinys-latest-explo ... Socialflow Ha ha ha ha!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
The site says I've played for 37 hours, the app says 21. Anyway... I'm level 25 and... Man. Even I'm willing to admit that whilst the game is fun, yeah it's fun, it's also... Just not what it should be. Bungie have not got the grind down AT ALL. There is simply not enough here to warrant the investment. The end game is ridiculous. That they expect you to repeat so little so often for virtually nothing is amazing. Diablo 3. That is how you do an end game. This is so light. It's soooooo light!
NighteyesUK
Jerec
Its so weird, and I bet Nighteyes can agree with me, even though we've played the same levels, over and over and over again, because we play with a wide range of players, and the chat is a first for Playstation, (ie we actually talk!) its just so much fun to keep playing,
:hi5:
Jerec
Its so weird, and I bet Nighteyes can agree with me, even though we've played the same levels, over and over and over again, because we play with a wide range of players, and the chat is a first for Playstation, (ie we actually talk!) its just so much fun to keep playing,
Mr C
Jerec
Check out the amount of seconds/minutes/hours/days you've spent playing Destiny: http://destinystatus.com/psn/Jerec
That's pretty cool, you have played this game a lot! I've played about 30hrs so regardless of what I think of the rip off expansion I've had what I'd consider pretty good value out of the original game
hallben
Jerec
Check out the amount of seconds/minutes/hours/days you've spent playing Destiny: http://destinystatus.com/psn/Jerec
Thanks for that link I love stat tracking like that, here is me: http://destinystatus.com/xbl/hallben
Brocktas
Deacon Brown
Brocktas
I'll be on it once I got an Xbox One – currently on the Xbox 360 (soul destroying not having anyone to play with haha).
My son does not have a one yet, that why I kept my 360. We lay togeather all the time, add my T so you know when Im online
Will do mate.
Jerec
Check out the amount of seconds/minutes/hours/days you've spent playing Destiny: http://destinystatus.com/psn/Jerec
hancocaj
I got the digital package deal so I'm in one way or their other... I have put way more time into this than any game ever so I've got my moneys worth...I've generally enjoyed most of it too!
Deacon Brown
Brocktas
I'll be on it once I got an Xbox One – currently on the Xbox 360 (soul destroying not having anyone to play with haha).
My son does not have a one yet, that why I kept my 360. We lay togeather all the time, add my T so you know when Im online
Brocktas
I'll be on it once I got an Xbox One – currently on the Xbox 360 (soul destroying not having anyone to play with haha).
Jerec
Mr C
I'm surprised some of you guys are actually buying this 'expansion'. Bungie really are taking the piss with the amount of content vs price, and even more so with Xbox one owners of the game who are being charged the same for less content. Essentially anyone buying this is being charged £20 to be able to grind some more
I found Amazon selling the Collectors Edition inc Expansion for £49, got Flubit to price it to £44, bought that and then sold my free PS4 Vangard edition for £22 on Ebay.
Floyd
Mantrid
Looks like people without the expansion will be losing content [url:2nsu8jxu]http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-destiny-alert-this-weeks-nightfall-and-heroic-strikes-locked-behind-the-dark-below
wow, that's a kick in the balls for the people who didn't get the DLC. Let's be honest though, the DLC looks pretty mandatory for those who wish to continue playing as they're used to. Could Bungie have done things better?
Floyd
Mr C
I'm surprised some of you guys are actually buying this 'expansion'. Bungie really are taking the piss with the amount of content vs price, and even more so with Xbox one owners of the game who are being charged the same for less content. Essentially anyone buying this is being charged £20 to be able to grind some more
That's pretty much why I stopped playing and sold my copy. I knew I wasn't going to be buying the expansion or playing Destiny ongoing. I did get a lot out of the game, it was great those first few weeks but it wasn't a game I thought i'd go back to. I think you really have got to love and still be playing it to get the most out of the expansion. That's what we do isn't it? Buy expansions for games we already love, not to make the game more complete. I
Deacon Brown
I am really pissed off Bought the content for my Xbox one last night. As my son still has a 360, and so do i, got it for him on the 360. Loaded up mine, has all the bounties for the new content and the gear as well as the speeder. Went to do a mission together, says I have to re buy the content for the 360 :shock: Are they really going to take the piss like this, If I had known I would have got it for the 360 instead. Wonder if I contact MS, will they refund me the money so I can re buy it on the 360? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Ok So i contacted MS and well check out the transcript chat I had with them
Chat Transcript info: If your request concerns current problems connecting to Xbox LIVE, please close your chat session for now, as our agents don't have any more information. We are aware of the issue and will provide status updates at http://xbox.com/status. Thank you. Please wait for an agent to respond. The current average wait time is 0minutes. Thank you for your patience. info: Privacy Statement You are now chatting with 'Desiree' Desiree: Thank you for contacting Xbox Customer Support. My name is Desiree. I truly apologize for the long wait. Please give me one moment to review your issue. Desiree: I can see it here that you were having concern of the game for Destiny Expansion that is not transferable to from xbox one to 360, right? Mr A A: yes thats right Desiree: Thanks for confirming. Desiree: Don't worry, we'll get this sorted out now that you have me here on chat. Desiree: For me to check your account, may I have your phone number and gamertag, please? Mr A A: ----------- Mr A A: ----------- Desiree: Thanks! I got the account up now. Desiree: Let us verify this one. Desiree: For verification purposes, please check your email inbox and provide me the "support code" you get from Microsoft Desiree: Please post the code here once you receive it. Mr A A: 44299139 Desiree: Great! Accessing the account now. Desiree: Let me check it for you. Desiree: Just to verify, the Destiny game was downloaded on your xbox one console and you would like to transfer it to your xbox 360, right? Mr A A: yes please Desiree: Thanks for confirming. Hmm as far as I know that all content that was downloaded on xbox one console is non transferable since it has different platform. And the license of the game is already encrypted to where you are downloading it. Desiree: You mat refer to this link for more information. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/rules Desiree: You can only transfer the game from 360 console to different 360 console by doing the license transfer except xbox one console. Desiree: Does it answered to your queries today? Mr A A: This is very poor, You allow for the game to be purchased on the 360 and then up graded to the Xbox one, but if done the other way it can not be. If I has know this before i bought it on the Xbox one, I would not have done so Desiree: I totally understand where you're coming from Mr A. Mr A A: It really should be made clear at the time of purchase. Mr A A: As now I can't play the game with my son anymore Mr A A: because he does not have an xbox one Desiree: I understand that. Let me double check it here just to provide you the right information Mr A. Desiree: Let me exhaust my resources here. Desiree: Would that be fiune? Desiree: *fine Mr A A: Is there a way I can have a refund and then re-purchase it on the 360, as then it can also be played on the xbox one? Desiree: I see. May I know when did you purchase it? Mr A A: I made purchase yesterday evening Mr A A: he time was 22:39 Mr A A: *the Desiree: Alright! I can also see it here that it was purchased on 12/09 Is that the Destiny Expansion Pass? Mr A A: yes Desiree: Okay. That is the best option that we need to do instead. Desiree: I will process the refund for you so you can re-purchase it on your 360 console. Desiree: Fair enough? Mr A A: Thank you so much Mr A A: I will let me little boy know Mr A A: he will be so happy Desiree: You're most welcome Mr A! And I am glad that I was able to clarify things to you about the non transferable content so that you have an idea the next time you purchase it. Desiree: Yes for sure he will be happy at this time. Mr A A: Yes I will make keep that in mind the next time I purchase any digital content Desiree: Yes that is right! I'm very happy that we were able to resolve this confusion from your end. Mr A A: Yes thank you Desiree: Nah! I should be thanking you too for staying on the line helping me sort things out. And I have good news for you! Desiree: I have successfully process the refund for you so can re purchase it again under your xbox 360. Desiree: Refund will be posted back on your account within 24 to 48 hours depending on your bank billing cycle. Desiree: How does that sound to you? Mr A A: Thank you so much for helping me resolve this. Desiree: The pleasure is all mine Mr A. I do understand that you only wanted to make your son happy. Desiree: I feel you because I am mother as well. Desiree: I hope I was able to clarify everything to you to the best of my abilities. Rest assured, all the information I have provided you is accurate. Desiree: As of the moment, will there be any other questions I can answer for you aside from this? Mr A A: Yes as parents we only want our children to be happy. Desiree: Yes of course! And I salute you for that. Desiree: Such a sweet parent :) Mr A A: No i do not have any other questions, thank you for helping me. Desiree: You're welcome! Desiree: Have I addressed all your concerns for today? Mr A A: Yes you have, thank you so much Desiree: I am glad I was able to. With your permission may I close this ticket and tag it as resolved? Mr A A: Yes please do thank you. Desiree: Awesome! And one more thing before you go please, have you seen the close chat button? Mr A A: yes Desiree: Keep safe and happy holiday! Desiree: If that was everything, I'd like to thank you again for contacting Xbox Customer Support. To properly end the chat session, please click on the "Close chat" button on the upper right hand corner of the chat window. Have a wonderful rest of your day! info: Your chat transcript will be sent to --------- at the end of your chat. Desiree: Bye for now Mr. A! Mr A A: bye bye
Who says MS are not helpful?
Mr C
I'm surprised some of you guys are actually buying this 'expansion'. Bungie really are taking the piss with the amount of content vs price, and even more so with Xbox one owners of the game who are being charged the same for less content. Essentially anyone buying this is being charged £20 to be able to grind some more
Mantrid
Looks like people without the expansion will be losing content [url:27ugxw2g]http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-destiny-alert-this-weeks-nightfall-and-heroic-strikes-locked-behind-the-dark-below
Mantrid
hancocaj
Just to be pedantic the gear has 33 light per item which will get you to level 31 if you have a full set. :oops: :)
That's a shame. So I suppose a full set of new raid gear will get to 32.
hallben
I blasted through the 3 new SP missions this morning. Good fun.
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Xbox One without Kinect now £299.99 in the UK

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Microsoft has reduced the price of the standard Xbox One console without Kinect to £299.99, a saving of £30 over the previous price. The company has classed the cut as a “UK-only retail promotion” and not an official price drop.

Amazon and other third party retailers have updated their own listings to reflect the current price of the standard console.

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Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
I noticed it last month but I'm not sure when it started. Either way, it's busted for a number of people.
I've started a thread in the current Preview forums: Xbox.com Preview Forums - Upload Studio keeps failing to share to Upload, but sharing to OneDrive works fine
Harry
patrick_bateman
I have hardly touched my xbox in 2 weeks (prob had about an hour on it) and i have nothing but problems. The controller icon is showing the battery as nearly dead and keeps popping up with a "battery is low" notification even though its fully charged. Also some games just wont load first time. The game screen pops up and then it goes back to the main dash. It takes roughly 5 attempts to load a game. Also the new Titanfall update is stuck at 100% and i cant do anything. The new pool game and poker also just wont load at all. Any help?
That load , crash then dump back to dash loop thing was a problem when I had an Xbox One. that was a year ago!
Mr C
patrick_bateman
I have hardly touched my xbox in 2 weeks (prob had about an hour on it) and i have nothing but problems. The controller icon is showing the battery as nearly dead and keeps popping up with a "battery is low" notification even though its fully charged. Also some games just wont load first time. The game screen pops up and then it goes back to the main dash. It takes roughly 5 attempts to load a game. Also the new Titanfall update is stuck at 100% and i cant do anything. The new pool game and poker also just wont load at all. Any help?
You've probably already done it but if not do a system reboot. That has pretty much fixed any issues I've had
patrick_bateman
I have hardly touched my xbox in 2 weeks (prob had about an hour on it) and i have nothing but problems. The controller icon is showing the battery as nearly dead and keeps popping up with a "battery is low" notification even though its fully charged. Also some games just wont load first time. The game screen pops up and then it goes back to the main dash. It takes roughly 5 attempts to load a game. Also the new Titanfall update is stuck at 100% and i cant do anything. The new pool game and poker also just wont load at all. Any help?
Born2beSlicker
I noticed it last month but I'm not sure when it started. Either way, it's busted for a number of people.
Tezcatlipoca
I'm not alone! :) Did the problem start for you before or after the major Upload Studio update in Feb? It's fucking annoying :( At least with OneDrive sharing working you can still get clips out to YouTube or elsewhere (albeit in a longwinded way), but it's pretty shit that you can't share to XBL itself :roll:
Born2beSlicker
It hasn't worked for me in a bit either. OneDrive worked for the White Night review but Upload did not. It's bugged. The stuff XboxSupport is saying to you is what they say to me to get my frozen achievements to unlock and its complete shite.
Tezcatlipoca
Has anyone else had (or is having) problems sharing clips to Upload using Upload Studio? I've been trying to share a Sunset Overdrive clip to Upload without any luck at all. Upload Studio happily shared the clip to OneDrive, but every time it tried to share to Upload it failed with something along the lines of "Something went wrong". I've tried again several times and it's failed each time to share to Upload. It'll get partway (a varying %age each time) and then just fail. Nothing wrong with my broadband (80/20 Sky Fibre), and the console has a wired connection with good stats in the network bit within Settings. @XboxSupport on Twitter have gone through the usual scripted stuff of power cycling (fail), remove account - power cycle - add account - try again (fail), etc. etc. The last time I successfully shared a clip from Upload Studio was in mid-Feb, shortly *before* the Upload Studio app received its major update. This clip is the first time since then that I've tried to share anything.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - April System Update for Xbox One rolling out
Tezcatlipoca
Don't think it needs its own thread. Britxbox - Giana Sisters: Dream Runners coming to Xbox One in summer 2015
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Interest-based online matchmaking app Overdog released for Xbox One
Harry
Not sure about interesting but certainly humble. He's the best guy for job clearly , I just think they realised that a few years too late. One thing that is interesting is the possibility of Steam eating Microsofts lunch. Everyone loves Steam but not everyone loves PC gaming. I imagine a weird future where they just turn the Xbox into a steam machine with custom UI.
Tezcatlipoca
Eurogamer - Phil Spencer's new vision for the Xbox One Interesting interview with Spencer, conducted at GDC.
patrick_bateman
Tezcatlipoca
Previously, double tapping Xbox would just open the Snap Centre. Now, as well as doing that, it also takes a screenshot *at the time you double tap*. You then save with Y, or use whatever other Snap Centre function you want.
Thanks, thats good to know!
Harry
They should have had an option to press the guide button to take a screenshot when I game application is loaded and double tap to go back to dash/snap Center or whatever it is... Even steam makes you press guide and start button to take a screenshot which sounds better than what you have currently.
Tezcatlipoca
Previously, double tapping Xbox would just open the Snap Centre. Now, as well as doing that, it also takes a screenshot *at the time you double tap*. You then save with Y, or use whatever other Snap Centre function you want.
patrick_bateman
How the heck are you supposed to use the screenshot function? When you double tap the guide button it automatically pauses your game. I have took a few and im getting random shit thats nothing like what i wanted to take.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - March System Update for Xbox One rolling out – adds screenshot feature and more
Tezcatlipoca
Oh. And there's also an official Halo: TMCC bundle coming out in a week, for £329.99. Standard console, Halo download code, etc. Of course, you could just buy a retailer bundle instead... such as Amazon's Halo bundle, which is currently £309.85 and comes with a disc instead of a code.
Tezcatlipoca
No time to write about this. Kudo Tsunoda (Kinect, HoloLens) will "expand his charter on the Xbox leadership team". While the Halo, Gears, Forza, and Minecraft franchise still report to Phil Spencer, various others will now come under Tsunoda - including Rare and Lionhead. http://news.xbox.com/2015/03/xbox-kudo- ... nouncement
Eurogamer speculates that he may be replacing Phil Harrison. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... -microsoft
Tezcatlipoca
Yup, I got that too. The message said Preview Program.
Craigimt
So I just got a code for something called Overdog which is an interest based matchmaking thing so that you can play with people who have the same interests as you. http://www.overdog.com/ Anyone else been invited to it? I think it's a Preview Progam thing.
Harry
gooner4life_uk
My Xbox One has totally stopped responding to "Xbox On" it was always quite poor at response to Voice commands, but it's like my Kinect has gone deaf.
Wouldn't it be hilarious if at E3 this year they unveiled a Kinect hearing aid peripheral.
hancocaj
Surprised there isn't a bit more hype here for this - seems like the best/easiest way to bolster the xbox brand and keep on top of the iOS/Android juggernauts.
Tezcatlipoca
Xbox Wire - Phil Spencer Announces Developer Tools to Bring Games to Billions Lots of PC stuff, but some of it's tied to Xbox One - e.g. ID@Xbox is coming to Windows 10, Universal Apps will make it easy to bring stuff to Xbox One *and* PC etc. Major Nelson - Phil Spencer’s GDC 2015 address, “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem”
hallben
BritXbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – Including Sleeping Dogs on Xbox One and Xbox 360 I got Sleeping Dogs at that price.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Major update for Upload Studio on Xbox One
patrick_bateman
The demo for Screamride should be available at midnight. HEard good things about it and look forward to trying it out.
NighteyesUK
;) Voice control is wank anyway.
gooner4life_uk
My Xbox One has totally stopped responding to "Xbox On" it was always quite poor at response to Voice commands, but it's like my Kinect has gone deaf.
Danger Moss
:? Your kidding right?
hallben
One thing I am looking forward to is that every time you die in the Xbox One version of State of Decay it will automatically record a video. That should be pretty awesome.
Danger Moss
Great. Now my upload will be full of auto screen shots. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One screenshot feature teased by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/563817935014088704
Tezcatlipoca
February System Update for Xbox One rolling out – controller improvements, tile transparency, and more
Craigimt
So it looks like something might be broke in the Preview Program cause whenever I go to sign in it tells me there's an update and it won't install.
Tezcatlipoca
The controller disconnect issue has been going for ages. I think I first had it when Titanfall came out. I think that Kinect has been flaky for a while. I wonder if it's to do with the change to the system last summer to enable the resources reserved for Kinect to be used by games instead. Mine turns off every now and then. I don't mean just the camera during a game because the game is taking the reservation for itself - I mean the whole thing. I Googled the issue recently, and found a thread somewhere (may have been Reddit) where it was suggested that it was a software issue, as various people had had their sensor replaced only to still have the same issue.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
I had a problem where every now and again the controller would desync for a few seconds then come back, pausing the game or when online making me vulnerable to attack. Hopefully this update will fix that. My Kinect is once again not always active when booting up, meaning I only have voice commands sometimes. :x
Yup I've had that problem since day one. Weirdly it seems to happen more frequently when I have a headset connected. I can confirm that this firmware update has not corrected this. :( My Kinect is definitely not responding as it should.
hallben
That controller problem is as old as the sun! My Kinect has also started doing that as well.
Born2beSlicker
I had a problem where every now and again the controller would desync for a few seconds then come back, pausing the game or when online making me vulnerable to attack. Hopefully this update will fix that. My Kinect is once again not always active when booting up, meaning I only have voice commands sometimes. :x
MartyMcFly88
If anyone hasn't noticed there is a controller firmware update for those in the beta access program. http://majornelson.com/2015/01/26/xbox- ... re-update/ Fixes are
•Quick Connect – previous controller connections to an Xbox One took 4-5 seconds when powering on a controller, now they should occur in ~2 seconds •Stability improvements – the firmware also provides a number of fixes that address issues submitted by customers and preview participants
Must say the quick connect is mighty impressive.
Colonel Red
Hopefully I can convince the wife to let me try it (she barely uses the PC anyway). Let us know how it works out if you take the plunge.
drakau_mk2
i have a windows 7 pc i've not really used since the birth of my daughter so i'm pretty tempted to give w10 a go on it
Colonel Red
Has anyone tried the new Xbox app on Windows 10 yet? The wife isn't convinced that she should let me install on her laptop yet. :lol:
Harry
I don't play the victim at all, silly comment. Who's making 'fun' of anyone? Just like always, I remember things and spin them around at opportunistic moments to try and make the other person understand from a new perspective. The problem comes when the other person forgets completely their past actions and responses. Cheers Richard.
Colonel Red
Fishing for negative responses to make fun of someone isn't cool, Harry. In fact, talking of hypocrisy, it's almost akin to bullying (which is something you've wept about in the past). You confuse me. You play the victim, act like you don't care ("it's only the internet"), yet also look for conflict. You can't credibly play all those characters. I have used the remote play function on Vita. While it's a great feature, the control compromise is something that does put me off. Games with simple controls (i.e. no back touch) are fine though. I'm more likely to use Windows 10 for remote play, because it answers the control problem by letting me use an actual Xbox One controller. Besides that, there are far more games that I play on Xbox, and I use my Surface much more than my Vita (often at the same time as my Xbox). The cross over between those two devices seems more natural because of that.
hallben
Harry, I never said I would use it, just more likely because its implementation is more versatile. Also it using my name in a post and getting a response hardly makes you a psychological genius. Richard, just out of interest as another PS4 owner and Vita owner do you remote play on that system and do you think you are more likely to use it regarding the Xbox One/Windows 10 implementation?
Harry
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really interest me whatever device it's on.
That was Hallben's stance before he heard microsoft were doing it. I don't know what he's 'bickering about' but i'm just pointing out that yet again he is a hypocryte. The fishing picture was because I planted Hallben's name in a previous post waiting for him to bite. So predictable.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really intrest me whatever device it's on.
Same. If i want to play my xbox in another room then i will take my xbox in to another room.
Danger Moss
Remote play is something that doesn't really intrest me whatever device it's on.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Official Gameplay Trailer

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CD PROJEKT RED has released an official gameplay trailer for its upcoming open-world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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patrick_bateman
Tezcatlipoca
Pug
Harry
I'm holding strong on space. Even though I might be hypocritical in saying this. I might just do that 2TB upgrade on the PS4 for £70ish. .
I'm buying all cross platform on the Xbox now. Would prefer to use the PS4 as it defo is the more powerful console, but I hate the fan noise when it ramps up.
I always go for the Xbox One version of things, rather than the PS4 version. Prefer the controller, XBL, and Achievements. For me, they outweigh the resolution difference.
If i owned a PS4 i would be exactly the same. I despise the controller. Resolution means nothing to me personally.
Tezcatlipoca
Pug
Harry
I'm holding strong on space. Even though I might be hypocritical in saying this. I might just do that 2TB upgrade on the PS4 for £70ish. .
I'm buying all cross platform on the Xbox now. Would prefer to use the PS4 as it defo is the more powerful console, but I hate the fan noise when it ramps up.
I always go for the Xbox One version of things, rather than the PS4 version. Prefer the controller, XBL, and Achievements. For me, they outweigh the resolution difference.
MartyMcFly88
That is a great price, as it was my birthday yesterday I have some money and was going to get Mortal Kombat, but think I might just pre order this instead.
Mr C
I much prefer digital but pricing puts me off. This is an exception where the developer has chosen not to be greedy and actually price it sensibly. As such for this I think I'll buy digitally. There's lots of gameplay here for the money and likely to be expansions so it'll be well worth it
Pug
Harry
I'm holding strong on space. Even though I might be hypocritical in saying this. I might just do that 2TB upgrade on the PS4 for £70ish. .
I'm buying all cross platform on the Xbox now. Would prefer to use the PS4 as it defo is the more powerful console, but I hate the fan noise when it ramps up.
patrick_bateman
Pug
Got it preordered with Amazon for £45, but will get at least £20 back when I've finished with it. Like the idea of it there ready to play if I buy it digital, but I'm running out of space!
Im the same, will never buy digital if there is a physical release. I dont keep games. Once i have finished them they are gone. Gaming is an expensive hobby. Especially if you are as poor as me. I have only kept a few classics from the DC and consoles before that, that i play every year.
Harry
I'm holding strong on space. Even though I might be hypocritical in saying this. I might just do that 2TB upgrade on the PS4 for £70ish. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... ps4-to-2tb Things like GTA i'll probably never delete are only going to get bigger and it's nearly 60 gigs now. I have no problem deleting games i'm done with but I've also come to realise i never play disc games so I think the future is digital for me.
Pug
Got it preordered with Amazon for £45, but will get at least £20 back when I've finished with it. Like the idea of it there ready to play if I buy it digital, but I'm running out of space!
Tezcatlipoca
That's a great price. None of this £55-£60 bollocks.
Harry
It was that price to pre order on PS4 for about 2-3 months before they put the price up. Either way £40 is the prefect digital price for an unreleased game.
Lostcauz
I guess it's a preorder incentive but it's £40.49 on XBL, down from £45. We need more of this.
Tezcatlipoca
Officially gone gold.
Harry
Floyd
I played the first one up to a point where the there seemed to be a major difficulty spike and stopped playing in frustration. other than that,I enjoyed it. Witcher 2.... I bought it digitally on the 360 and hardly touched it, I also bought it on steam and hardly touched it. Bad I know....this is why I try not to buy many games. The Witcher 3 looks too good to pass up though.
That's what I'm talking about. It's a game that looks like everything you ever wanted a game to be but the reality of it is that it just never clicks or grabs you as a truely great game should. I bought the second one on 360 and was very quickly bored to death and uninterested. It's one of those PC things. Looks great, has a fan base, but move over into the mainstream and you see how dull everything is. Also, that trailer is obviously the PC version. I imagine the console version will look a fair bit more bland. I hope it's good though because cdproject deserve it.
Floyd
I played the first one up to a point where the there seemed to be a major difficulty spike and stopped playing in frustration. other than that,I enjoyed it. Witcher 2.... I bought it digitally on the 360 and hardly touched it, I also bought it on steam and hardly touched it. Bad I know....this is why I try not to buy many games. The Witcher 3 looks too good to pass up though.
MartyMcFly88
It looks absolutely amazing gameplay and graphically,but not sure I could devote as much time to the game as it needs. Never played a Witcher game before though.
Harry
i just listen to the beyond cliche voice acting and immediately know this game is not for me.
Danger Moss
No more videos. Gimmie!
Floyd
You can go out on boats. Awesome
Tezcatlipoca
200 hours of gameplay, IIRC from one recent article...
hallben
Yep, I am all over this. That map looked big and full!
NighteyesUK
The Witcher 2 was great, i played through it twice and then reviewed fir for BXB, giving it a 9. I've got the week off for this.
Herbalzier
Looks epic. Aside from a brief go on my pc I've never played a Witcher game before.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Official Gameplay Trailer
Floyd
Actually, this game is shaping up. It's giving off signals of awesome the more I delve.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Two major expansions announced, offering 30+ hours of gameplay in total
Harry
There's just something about it that's underwhelming, nothing about it looks overly great.
Danger Moss
Floyd
It is me? or does that not look as good as i thought it might be?
Some of the character models looked a little rough I guess. As long as they nail the combat I'll be happy.
Floyd
It is me? or does that not look as good as i thought it might be?
Tezcatlipoca
Gameplay from PAX East 2015:
Tezcatlipoca
Various sites have posted impressions of the first few hours of gameplay: http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/26/790606 ... ls-changed http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... -wild-hunt http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-wi ... 0-6424859/ http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/01/26/play ... ill-doubts http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/01/26/w ... f811000009 (not sure how that last one is an "IGN First" :? ... )
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, and back to The Witcher 3, a recap video that was posted last week:
Tezcatlipoca
Not sure if this needs its own thread, and it's probably better here than vanishing within the Apple thread: Polygon - The Witcher Battle Arena launches this week on Android, iOS
The Witcher Battle Arena, the multiplayer online battle arena title from Fuero Games and CD Projekt Red, will be released Jan. 22 on Android and iOS, CD Projekt Red announced today. Set in the universe of Andrzej Sapkowski's famed fantasy stories, The Witcher Battle Arena is a free-to-play MOBA co-developed by Fuero Games and CD Projekt Red. Players can control Witcher characters such as Philippa, Saskia and Zoltan. The average match lasts 10 minutes, a time frame that's suited to the mobile space. (snip)
Apparently there's no "pay-to-win", and everything can be unlocked without spending money. http://thewitcher.com/twba
Craigimt
So I could be right about the delay. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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
: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!
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!
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.
Danger Moss
Ah bugger. :( Still, after the current spate of unfinished broken games being released they're honesty is refreshing.
Tezcatlipoca
Yup :( I had a draft written up in TextEdit, only to find you were already editing one directly in WP :lol:
hallben
Sad news... Delayed again.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature more than one playable character, new Elder Blood trailer released
Tezcatlipoca
Yep :)
hallben
Now THATS how you do DLC.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - CD PROJEKT RED to give 16 pieces of free DLC to everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Horse armour included ;)
Danger Moss
Easily my most anticipated game of next year. Can't wait. :D
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt “The Trail” Opening Cinematic
Tezcatlipoca
Cool. Did you see this last week? What happens when The Witcher 3's audio doesn't work? Geralt freestyle
hallben
The Witcher 3 – New Gameplay from Gamescom
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
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III due this year from Treyarch

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Activision has announced that this year’s Call of Duty game will be Call of Duty: Black Ops III, from Black Ops I and II developer Treyarch.

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Born2beSlicker
Black Ops 2 campaign was so bad but the multiplayer was so good. Hope this is more like the first game than the second with its campaign structure.
Mr C
I really enjoyed the campaign in both Black ops games. They are the only COD games I have enjoyed in recent years. Both games tried to do something a little different with the COD formula. Advanced warfare I found to be blander than bland
Born2beSlicker
Damn, you're way into the minority with the AW comments. A lot of people like BlOos though.
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NHL 15 has been added to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One

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EA has added NHL 15 to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One, enabling EA Access members to play the game as much as they want so long as they remain subscribers to EA’s Xbox One exclusive service.

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Lostcauz
NHL now in the vault.
Harry
I only got a few read options right and that was pure luck. I found that when running the ball its best to not use sprint. I seemed to have more success actually getting the RB to run to the gaps rather than straight into the clutches of a tackle.
drakau_mk2
I'm a bit annoyed at the focus on the read option so much in the later tutorials when i still can't run the ball conventionally worth a hoot. maybe it's cos i'm the colts tho
Harry
Agreed, I wasn't a fan and didn't even know the rules but I love it now. Musta have spent between 50 and 100 hours on the game. I sold it to Amazon after the super bowl so I'm hyped for the next one. When your playing at a competent level it was easy to see the game outright cheat, so I hope they sort the AI and balancing out next time.
Mr C
By the way anyone that hasn't tried Madden 15 yet, give it a go. It's comfortably the best Madden game in years and a massive improvement on last year's game.
Tezcatlipoca
Fuck it. Quick one to write: Britxbox - Madden NFL 15 has been added to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One
Danger Moss
Nice. I do loves my Grid Iron.
hallben
OOh, thats awesome.
Mr C
Tezcatlipoca
Madden NFL 15 is now in the Vault. http://www.ea.com/eaaccess/en_GB/news.html
Brilliant been waiting for it and didn't expect it this soon. This madden is supposed to be a lot better than the year before which was quite disappointing
Tezcatlipoca
Madden NFL 15 is now in the Vault. http://www.ea.com/eaaccess/en_GB/news.html
sono
Lostcauz
NBA live 15 is now in the vault.
Nice.
Lostcauz
NBA live 15 is now in the vault.
Tezcatlipoca
Why would anyone want to expand BF4's campaign :P
sono
Man I thought this was an expansion to the campaign.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Battlefield 4′s Second Assault DLC is free for one month via EA Access on Xbox One
MartyMcFly88
patrick_bateman
Gonna get it for a month. I have heard UFC is much better now than when it was first released and i really need to try the real Battlefield experience as opposed to the 360 version im used to. (even though no one is playing it)
I am going to do the same. Gutted though, I hve £10 sat on my account but can't use it to pay for this. Only lets me use a card.
patrick_bateman
F2
patrick_bateman
i really need to try the real Battlefield experience as opposed to the 360 version im used to. (even though no one is playing it)
I've not been off it the past few days, and trust me it shits all over the 360 version from a great height
If im online and you are on just give me a shout. (although i wont have the game until weekend probably due to download speeds)
sono
I also have it but nobody to play it with not that I am great, so if there's any games being played let me know.
Craigimt
I still have it downloaded as well so I'll be up for games.
F2
patrick_bateman
i really need to try the real Battlefield experience as opposed to the 360 version im used to. (even though no one is playing it)
I've not been off it the past few days, and trust me it shits all over the 360 version from a great height
patrick_bateman
Gonna get it for a month. I have heard UFC is much better now than when it was first released and i really need to try the real Battlefield experience as opposed to the 360 version im used to. (even though no one is playing it)
Lostcauz
UFC will be added to the vault a week today. http://www.ea.com/eaaccess/news.html?ut ... 34299801=1
hallben
I am trying to think of it as a demo right now and not letting myself get sucked in. The creator is one of the most in depth I have ever seen. Might mess around and create a few characters and pick one to carry forward. I might also tweak a few things in the Keep.
Lostcauz
Yeah, I've gone through my 6 hour trial already.
hallben
I am all over this!
Floyd
Danger Moss
Sweet, I'll download it. This wasn't on my radar as I didn't like the first one and as a result didn't touch the 2nd. The stellar reviews and that you seemingly don't have to have played the previous 2 games to enjoy this has perked my interest.
There's a A LOT of lore and back story though so might be worth reading up on some of the history. It's all quite interesting anyway. The keep kind of gives you the bullet points of the first 2 games but you may be lost of what the hell people are talking about some of the time. I'll be doing some reading, as it's been 4 or 5 years since I completed the original Dragon Age!
Danger Moss
Sweet, I'll download it. This wasn't on my radar as I didn't like the first one and as a result didn't touch the 2nd. The stellar reviews and that you seemingly don't have to have played the previous 2 games to enjoy this has perked my interest.
Craigimt
I've got the trial downloading so now I just need to use that Dragon Keep thing for my choices.
Tezcatlipoca
Nice. I've bought it anyway, so will just wait 'till it's out / I have time.
Lostcauz
Dragon age trial is up, 40GB.
Lostcauz
The dragon age trial goes up on the 13th and has a 6 hour time limit, was sure this would be 2 hours max :) http://www.ea.com/eaaccess/news.html?ut ... 33296106=1
Lostcauz
NBA LIVE 15 releases on October 28 in North America, and EA Access* members on Xbox ONE can play the game before anyone else, with a six-hour trial starting on October 23. The trial is the real game, and your progress and stats will carry over if you decide to purchase at a later date. All other Xbox ONE gamers will have access to the same six-hour trial beginning on October 28 when the game launches.
Give us timed trials across all games already. PS4 users get a typical sports game demo. http://www.easports.com/nba-live/news/2 ... 3917204919
Phlashman
Well that's me in then! £19.99 for PvZ, NFS:Rivals and Peggle 2? Easy.
Tezcatlipoca
Tomorrow's no good for me, but Friday may be... ----- I've been downloading it for a few hours now and it still hasn't fucking finished... and this is on a Sky Fibre Pro connection, with a 70Mbps download! Xbox Store downloads are normally slow (not as slow as PSN), but this really takes the piss!
Craigimt
So who's up for games tomorrow or Friday?
Tezcatlipoca
Yep, it's finally been added. Looks like someone published the announcement several hours or more before the button was pressed! https://twitter.com/EA/status/522515105070587904
@MJDodd PvZ Garden Warfare is now available in the Vault!
Danger Moss
It's letting me download it for free now.
Born2beSlicker
It's a fucking awesome game. I have no problem paying for it but I just hope it means we can get more games on it together.
Tezcatlipoca
EA may have deleted the announcement, but it can't delete Google's cache ;) http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=uk
Tezcatlipoca
Still no further info, but someone has now *deleted* EA's original announcement :roll:
Tezcatlipoca
https://twitter.com/AskEASupport/status ... 6924305408
@MJDodd I apologize for the confusion. We're looking into that now, so please check back. Thanks for your patience. ^EC
Tezcatlipoca
Well, it seems that someone has fucked up as it isn't actually there :? I've Tweeted EA asking where it is, and have contacted EA's press person for PvZ asking for comment...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare has been added to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Nice! :D
Danger Moss
Sweet. Glad I waited. :D
Lostcauz
PVZ: garden warfare has been added to the vault. I hope we can get a BXB session going. Access is incredible value for money. http://www.ea.com/news/plants-vs-zombie ... -ea-access
Lostcauz
Fifa is up on early access
liamburdett
Are you able to sign into a different account on your xbox, still use EA Access & play another 6 hour trial?
Tezcatlipoca
I enjoyed Rivals much more than Forza 5 - my awful crash-prone driving was more suited to it :lol: Britxbox - Need for Speed Rivals has now been added to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One
Danger Moss
Nice. I probably won't even bother downloading Forza 5 now. :lol:
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