Rise of the Tomb Raider will be console exclusive to Xbox for one year

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Square Enix announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be console exclusive to Xbox for an entire year, with a PS4 version not due until Holiday 2016. The game will also be released for Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016.

Although it was already known that Crystal Dynamics’ sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot was a timed exclusive for Xbox, today’s announcement is the first time there has been any information as to just how long that exclusivity period was going to last for.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on 10 November 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the gameplay footage from last month’s E3.

Launch trailer for next week’s release of Life is Strange: Episode 4 – Dark Room

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Square Enix has announced that Life is Strange: Episode 4 – Dark Room will be released on Tuesday 28 July, and has released the launch trailer for the penultimate chapter of Dontnod Entertainment‘s episodic adventure (watch out for spoilers if you haven’t played the previous episodes).

The trailer’s description on YouTube said the following:

“Max realizes that changing the past can lead to painful consequences and that time is not a great healer. Her investigation into the disappearance of Rachel Amber begins to reach a thrilling conclusion as she finds the Dark Room. Will the answers lie within? Or will there just be trouble?”

Square Enix also announced today that Life is Strange recently passed one million sales.

Life is Strange: Episode 4 – Dark Room will be released on Tuesday 28 July for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and Steam.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta starts on 26 August for Xbox One

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Activision has announced that the five-day Multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III will begin on Wednesday 26 August for Xbox One and PC – that’s one week after it hits PS4, thanks to Activision’s recent deal with Sony.

The beta will be available to anyone who pre-orders the digital download of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, along with those who pre-order the physical release from a participating retailer. More information can be found at CallofDuty.com/beta.

Activision said that Treyarch will reveal more details about the beta in the weeks ahead.

This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 27 July and include 35% off the Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle for Xbox One.

Other discounts available this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 10% off TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for Xbox One, and 75% off both Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360.

This week also features a Spotlight Sale that contains a selection of discounts for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, including 25% off Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One and various amounts off Dark Souls II for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

For the full list of discounts, see MajorNelson.com and Xbox.com.

New Xbox Features on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Ahead of the 29 July launch of Windows 10, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that Game Streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 has now left preview and will be available to anyone with an Xbox One and a Windows 10 PC or tablet.

Hryb also detailed a variety of new and updated features coming in the July release of the Xbox App on Windows 10, including Party Chat between Xbox One and Windows 10, sharing local gameclips and screenshots to Xbox Live, and more.

For more details, see MajorNelson.com and Xbox Wire.

Destiny 2.0 is nerfing everything you ever loved

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As you work on your perfect Ice Breaker tactics to take on Crota in hopes to get the mythical Gjallarhorn and dread facing an endless amount of Thorn in crucible, Bungie has announced that your world is about to be changed and they’re nerfing everything you ever aspired for in Destiny.

Destiny: The Taken King will come with the Destiny 2.0 overhaul which looks to fix, change and add to every aspect of the Destiny experience. This week’s blog post on Bungie.net has revealed information on the biggest issue plaguing the game; weapon balance.

From auto-rifles getting buffed to exotics being nerfed, no stone is being left unturned as the developers hope to clean up the mess that was left with the previous 1.1.1 update. For the complete list of changes, check out the link above. For the big changes you’ll care about, keep reading.

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hallben
Such good news.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Destiny is nerfing everything you ever loved. Your precious exotics are being toned down. Yes, even Gjallarhorn.
hallben
Imagine if Ghost had been funny? Wow, that would have been so much better, or far far worse.
Tezcatlipoca
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... aiting-for I really should try and get back into Destiny and see how it's changed since release, as it sounds like The Taken King will be an improvement.
Born2beSlicker
And a "life". What's that about?
Craigimt
We already tried to get games going with you but apparently you have a "job". :lol:
hallben
:o :? :x :mrgreen:
Born2beSlicker
We had the people for once. You know we'll be running it a bunch of times.
hallben
You didnt wait for me, even though I was busy playing a game for review. Frankly I am hurt and feel betrayed.
Born2beSlicker
Good run tonight with Craig and Andy (and his son). First PoE32 and Nightfall and they went really well. Wednesday, we're going all in. Nightfall, VOG, PoE Crota. Whatever we don't get done, I'm free until Friday. So if you want to raid or run PoE with us, Wednesday is the day you want to be on.
Colonel Red
Reaper Uk
Colonel Red
Great session tonight with Halliben and Slicker. Now where can I find a decent deal on DLC?
Was good fun worth it for the halliben comment alone! Let me know if you guys want to run it again this week or want to give crota a try!
I totally forgot to name drop you, sorry dude! Was good company all round!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition digital content will be sold separately
Born2beSlicker
I won't be on tonight but I'll be up for stuff over the weekend.
hancocaj
Ah - I saw a couple of you online last night - I saw Born2beSlicker is now a saintly 32!? I *might* get on tonight - I'm trying to do 3 32's and will have a titan needing to do a 34 as well. Also happy to jump into a raid at any time if you need one more (I am generally "support guy muddling through" rather than "Star sword bearer").
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Destiny’s PlayStation timed-exclusive content will be refreshed when it hits Xbox this autumn
Craigimt
Well I'm off work today so I'm up for some Destiny.
Born2beSlicker
The more the better. Always looking for people to PoE or Raid or Crucible with.
Craigimt
I've still got Destiny but I haven't touched any of the House of Wolves content yet.
Born2beSlicker
I'm up for PoE tonight or anytime this week.
Reaper Uk
Im up for that, need to do this weeks on all three characters so just give me a shout on twitter and will come on if free.
hallben
:x I know me and Marc would like to do some POE at 32 or above.
Reaper Uk
Colonel Red
Great session tonight with Halliben and Slicker. Now where can I find a decent deal on DLC?
Was good fun worth it for the halliben comment alone! Let me know if you guys want to run it again this week or want to give crota a try!
Mr C
40 quid for an expansion! That means that someone who has bought the game day one would have to spend 80 quid extra to have access to all the content. Bungie truly have sold their soul to the devil.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Bungie responds to Taken King's pricing crticism. Veteran players who can't get the new emotes and gear that are exclusive to the Taken King Legendary bundle (buying everything again) are to expect "something better" as a reward. More details on Thursday.
Born2beSlicker
At 2:35:38 Giant Bomb talks to Bungie about Destiny. There's Taken King talk in there but the most interesting is Jeff talking about his experience at launch and how the game has serious problems, only for the developer talk about how the studio feels the same and they have been changing so much since launch. Then they say how there is more stuff that needs to change for the better. It really highlights my own experience with the game. At launch, the game was shite. The potential is there but the promise of what was meant to be was not even close to what was released. However, now it's actually a pretty enjoyable experience that seems to be getting better with each update. Bungie has always been good at addressing feedback but it's nice to see them be so hands on with fixing what sucks. It makes me hopeful that Destiny year 2 and Destiny 2 will continue to be stronger experiences.
hallben
BAD IDEA!
Craigimt
Can you not use someone elses account to get the DLC?
Born2beSlicker
It was a good night. Though there's zero deals on the DLC and the bundles include the base game. If you bought it digitally at launch, you got boned and that sucks.
Colonel Red
Great session tonight with Halliben and Slicker. Now where can I find a decent deal on DLC?
Born2beSlicker
I'll be on tonight around 7pm. Come join if you want to raid.
Born2beSlicker
VOG. Tomorrow. Who's in?
Tezcatlipoca
Mopping up: Britxbox - E3 2015: 15 September release date confirmed for Destiny: The Taken King
Born2beSlicker
Well, my copy of Destiny didn’t sell! Looks like I’m stuck with it, lol. Noticed the Vanguard edition is on sale for £42. If I sold my copy for what I paid for it (£15), I'd spend less money on the Vanguard edition which comes with the DLC than buying the DLC on its own.
Jerec
Born2beSlicker
That's not how I felt at all, actually. It's quite the opposite, hence why I'm out as hard as I am. You're fine with a bullshit system. I didn't think the game would pull such a shitty trick that I was floored it had the balls to do it and people defend it. Like I said, I might be back with a GOTY edition but I'd rather not risk wasting my time in an endless loop that might not pay out unless I pay up.
Its annoying yes, but its the risk/reward system that's in place and like any gamble it may not work out for you. I wanted the new Purifiers Robe for my Warlock, so I buy one, get a Hunter chest, second was a Titan chest, the third (after buy 2 at once to save the walk) was the Purifier Robe (win!) the 4th was the same Hunter chest I got the first time. So it cost me a load of Motes, but these days they come thick and fast so its not difficult to amass them through the week. As Hallben said, it states quiet clearly that this is a Random Class item, no trick. It sounds to me, that as much as you may want to like this game, you won't be able to.
Born2beSlicker
That's not how I felt at all, actually. It's quite the opposite, hence why I'm out as hard as I am. You're fine with a bullshit system. I didn't think the game would pull such a shitty trick that I was floored it had the balls to do it and people defend it. Like I said, I might be back with a GOTY edition but I'd rather not risk wasting my time in an endless loop that might not pay out unless I pay up.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
I know it says it. That doesn't mean it's not bullshit.
That's crazy dude. If you're warned and you knew how can you be pissed? Strange coins are what you should have been accumulating for Xur. The mote engram is always just a bit of fun lucky dip as motes have always been a BS currency with little actual use. Sounds like you were in the fence and looking for an excuse to drop the game. That's fair as it's a far from perfect experience for many. Xur tipped you over the edge.
Born2beSlicker
I know it says it. That doesn't mean it's not bullshit. Also, I barely had enough to buy that after 30 hours. It will take less because I'm in the end game now but it's still hours to grind for a dice roll. It seems a fair bit easier with DLC but again, £35 get more grind on, that's a hard sell, especially when it's threatening to fuck you. Ain't got time for that.
hallben
When you go to purchase it it tells you the engram can be for any class though! It's also still worth it for the components you get from scraping it as they are key elements to levelling other exotics. Motes of light are also relatively easy to come bye. But oh well. You're clearly pissed at the game now.
Born2beSlicker
I checked. It was an engram. Nothing about class specific. The game's RNG is able to fuck you after hours of grinding. I'm not facing that risk again. You should not be able to pay for junk, all it does is say that you need to roll a new character to redeem it. That's even more time down the toilet. It's disrespectful and highly cynical of Bungie.
hallben
Dude?! You're crazy. I can testify to the fact you were having fun. You made a mistake and wasted a certain currency on a bad purchase. A purchase of an item that can be for any class (if it was the chest piece, or you just strait up bought the wrong class specific item). I can't believe this has burnt you the way it has! Oh well, I'm glad you gave it a shot.
Born2beSlicker
Yeah, no. I think Xur has burst my bubble and I've fallen back on "why am I here"? I'm just not prepared to run the risk of having my time disrespected more than once. With E3 which will keep me busy, the stack of games I need to finish and the stack of games coming this year, I'm putting it on eBay and cutting my loses. Not that I won't ever be back. Maybe Taken King or some kind of GOTY edition will work on me. Really glad I didn't buy the expansions as I've lost all enthusiasm for it. Still, 35-40 hours, level 26, can't say I didn't get my £15's worth.
hancocaj
Ok - dont play crucible if you don't like it. - i mean that as in dont make yourself miserable over it :-) You've got a bit stuck and unfortunately the mis-sold (did you use motes or coins?) exotic has stopped you jumping up into the 30's and in touching distance of everything else. :cry: Do VoG with 6 people you kind of know (LFG could be really bad or really good) - either you'll think "meh!" and not bother again or you'll like it and maybe get stuck in again. IMHO the two main points of the game are to try VoG and play with mates/acquaintances you've picked up along the way... You may or may not know already but the destiny reddit is pretty good. This thread always goes up each week:- https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame ... _20150612/ and someone always posts something like this:- https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame ... 12/cs44792 So you can get a feel for what's worth buying.
Born2beSlicker
Since getting to the point where I was enjoying the grind loop in this game, this is the first time the game has pissed me off back to the "fuck, I could be playing a better game" feeling. Lots of good will and tolerance for its sloppy execution was diluted in two seconds. I've went from "do I get the expansions"? To "do I sell the game now and move on" in such a short space in time, it's embarrassing that a game can fuck a player over like that. Never mind that it still wants me to play Cruicible to grind a rank for better gear when I just don't enjoy it at all.
Danger Moss
Yeah it was shit like that happening that ended my time with Destiny.
Born2beSlicker
I don't find that as acceptable. Especially when grinding what he wants is more difficult without the expansions. It being a dice roll on whether it's good or not, fine. A dice roll on whether you can even use it, fuck that.
hallben
Ok what you did there was either buy the wrong thing (he has three pieces of armour one for each class and a gun) with coins or the random chest piece with motes of light. If it was the chest piece it's the risk you take. I just bought it and it's the first time in ages it was for my class.
Born2beSlicker
I'm level enough for VOG. Kinda getting sick of this game's shit though. Just spent a bunch of strange coins to get my first exotic...not for my class. THANKS! So to get better stuff apart from a drop I need to grind Cruicible for better rep rank but I really don't like it because it's all super moves and shotguns. That's just not fun. Really put me in a sour mood. Fucking Xur.
hancocaj
Blue gear - those were the days :-) Drop rates are better these days so you should hopefully get some purple armour soon. There are two main flavours now - "standard" legendary will get you up to level 32 and "fancy" legendary (from completing PoE at 32/34 and ToO) will get you to 34. Usually people get to 32 via random drops and buying gear...plus getting an exotic or two from Xur. Just taken a quick look at your profile - you've got enough crucible marks to buy almost two pieces of armour - you "just" need to get your crucible rep up to level 2 (best way is via bounties from the bounty bot) and by then you'll have 150 marks for two pieces (excluding a helmet). The other way is to do the weekly mission and nightfall which give very good drops when you're early game. The weekly gives you strange coins which let you buy exotics, and the nightfall will give you a guaranteed legendary or exotic drops. I might get on over the weekend and if I do I'm happy to try and get you through one or both - I'll hopefully have someone else on in my friends list who can help as i tend to die too much for a nightfall!! first time through you'll be a bit of a passenger/medic and it might not be much fun but then you'll get some decent gear and stat boosts and then you can participate :-) In terms of VoG - you probably will miss a bit of the wonder but other people that have gone through for the first time (especially if they had done Crota a few times) with experienced players have still loved it.
Born2beSlicker
Sorry, I was out last night unexpectedly so I missed out on this until now.
Jerec
To date it would be 2 Story expansions (10 levels), 3 Strikes, 1 Raid: Crota's End, 8 Crucible maps, The Prison of Elders Arena (Horde type) and Trials of Osiris (3v3 Elimination over 9 games) and a few odds and sods like new Sparrow and Emblems etc. I know its a hard pill to swallow, £35 seems a lot of money, especially when the 'Full' game at launch wasn't massive to start with, but I think when you weigh up the hours you play compared to another £50 game, the cost is nothing really.
I can understand the logic. It's just that the only thing that seems to actually be locked out is the story missions, strikes and raids. When it comes to loot and crucible maps, they're available to me. With the story content not being that great (though I've read this stuff is better than the main game), is it worth that? Like you said, if it's providing hundreds of hours of content, it makes complete sense. I guess I just don't know if I'll be one of those people putting in hundreds of hours. I'll have games to review and of course, Halo 5 will be the game I keep coming back to, much like you with Destiny.
hancocaj
OK - read it - I think you have hit quite a lot of nails on quite a lot of heads.
Thanks! I appreciate you reading it and I'm glad you liked it.
hancocaj
I would emphasise the sense of community - playing Destiny has been like being on Xbox Live back when it was new. You connect up with players either via forums, or LFG sites, and for the most part they are semi-reasonable human beings who can actively communicate and help get stuff done. It will probably have a different feel now, but it's hard to describe the excitement of managing to find 5 other willing Guardians (easier if you have lots of gamer friends!) early on in the games life and plunging down into the vault of glass. Having 6 players, working really hard to beat game mechanics and shoot monsters as a team, is just a great feeling.
Jerec
I consider myself a veteran Destiny player, and there are still new Destiny players coming into the fray and it is pure joy to guide these guys through the game, whether its the Vault of Glass, teaming up for Iron Banner or even just a story mission thats holding them back. Its this compassion that we (long time Destiny players) all share and strive to give. Like for example since I was level 30 and able to run the Vault, I've missed out on Fatebringer (arguably the best Hand Cannon in the game) and so we all banded together to grind it out, week after week after week, and each game we played, someone that didn't have it, got it, but they would still join in the next week and the week after, and finally I got it (well 2 in fact in the same drop! :roll: ) and we all celebrated and T-Shirts were printed (I was there when....) and that was great. And I believe there are others that need the same assistance and thats what I do, this weekend I'm grinding out the Vault again to hopefully get one of my PS buddies a Fatebringer, and for me fingers crossed for Hawkmoon!
That's something I've heard a lot. The perception seems to be that the Destiny community is chill and helpful. I just don't have a dedicated fire team, most of my friend's list who plays already has their group and have been grinding for months already. Ben has been a big help but it's not enough for raids or being an effective team in crucible. I can imagine having a team that plays every (or other) night provides a much better experience. If you do see me on Destiny, I'm up for forming a team. Though I wonder if I will have a different/lesser experience because you guys know all the secrets to the VOG and I don't, so the sense of discovery is gone and a sense of order is installed.
hancocaj
I forgot about trials - I think you're a Halo online MP fan? - Trials is a really intense PvP mode where you HAVE to co-ordinate as a team of 3. and it's an elimination mode so once you've lost 3 games your progress is "fixed". The more wins you can get before you accrue 3 losses the better the loot - up to 9 wins. If you like loot drops etc and are sucked in to Destiny then it has a really big pay-off if you manage to go 9-0. Regular players have been going nuts about it :-)
I am a Halo guy, yeah. Halo is my go to multiplayer experience when it comes to PvP, so as you can expect, Halo 5 is my big thing this year which is the biggest threat to Destiny's shelve life for the future. The ToO sounds like a lot of fun (and is much like Breakdown in H5). I'm not nearly good enough or have good enough gear to be competitive though. I can only imagine those hardcore in the Trials are level 32-34 and dedicated as fuck.
hancocaj
If you're getting a VoG run together then PM me - if I can make it I'd love to jump in
On that note, I'm actually not levelled up enough for VOG yet. I'm a 25, so will be trying to up my stats as best I can. Even if I don't commit to the DLC and the hundreds of hours like you guys, I'd at very least love to do the raid and finish all the game's content available to me before selling my disc. There's also very much the possibility that the VOG is what pushes me to buy the expansions as well. Who knows.
hancocaj
Had my 5th Gjallarhorn drop last night, did not need! :lolno:
Ha, I've seen videos of people freaking the fuck out when they get it and you're just like URGH SO USELESS! :D I've just had my first Legendary drop and it was a Titan Mark, was so annoyed. Thankfully when I first logged in, Bungie (I don't know why) had put a Legendary sniper from House of Wolves into my post box, so that has been a sweet back up in PvE. Everything else I have though is blue gear.
hancocaj
I'd love to do more of that - I know all the theory of what to do on all the raids etc but I'm only average at actually shooting things so I don't feel I can say too much when going through the levels. I still don't have Fatebringer, Blackhammer or the Ghorn...but I'm lacking the will or determination at the moment to grind it out for them. I've done two big grinds recently - getting two alts to max a sub-class for an achievement - and IB to get Etheric light...I think that's enough...for now...
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Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode Five – A Nest of Vipers

Telltale Games has announced that the fifth and penultimate episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will be released next week from Tuesday 21 July.

Episode Five – A Nest of Vipers will be released on 21 July for PC/Mac, PS4, and PS3; on 22 July for Xbox One and Xbox 360; and on 23 July for iOS and Android.

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DogEyedBoy
Awesome, I just started watching Game of Thrones from the beginning again this week too.
Jerec
Great stuff. Is the Wolf game they made any good? I will admit, I kinda got a bit bored in some parts of the Walking Dead I & II.
Danger Moss
Awesome. Can't wait.
Jerec
Is the Wolf game they made any good?
Yes it's excellent.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Telltale’s Game of Thrones – some of the TV show’s cast will be in the game, teaser trailer released Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and more! :D
Phlashman
Think I'll get on this, but still have Walking Dead to play through.
Tezcatlipoca
I've still got The Walking Dead *and* The Wolf Among Us to finish :lol: :oops: (just the last ep of each, I think) Definitely getting this, though. Telltale + Game of Thrones? Hell yes!
Craigimt
Next week! http://kotaku.com/the-first-game-in-tel ... Socialflow
patrick_bateman
Is this episodic or a one off? Any details on price?
Craigimt
Episodic and it'll probably be around £20 for all the episodes.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode One will be released from 2 December
Danger Moss
Just played the first episode. Superb stuff. Captures the tone of the show perfectly. Glad they didn't decide to focus on one player character. If your at all a fan of the books and/or TV show this is a must have.
Harry
I'm interested in this because I like the telltale style but their success has only lead them to price themselves out of the market. £25 for a seaon pass or 4.99 for the first episode. It's 3.99 on previous gen consoles which is reasonable. Also I just watched some fucking idiot streaming waving his arms around " yo subscribe to me, come on 70 likes and I give away box sets and stuff subscribe subscribe, come on we're so close!" (yeah one of them) and amongst all of that heinous grotesque noise he said he paid $25 for the season pass. £25 for us is $40. I don't expect it to be £15 but why do we have to pay so much more. Surely £18.99 is a reasonable adjustment. It's just something you can't get away with this time around yet it seems to be getting worse.
Danger Moss
What format you on about? It's £3.99 for episode 1 on Xbox One then £15.99 for the season pass which includes episodes 2-6. Just shy of £20 for everything.
Harry
PSN 24.99 for the season and 4.99 per episode. Walking dead seasons are £20 each but recently on sale for £7.99 each Wolf amoung us is £20 for the season Tales from the borderlands released yesterday on PSN is just £18.99 for the season but still £4.99 for the first episode. I might just get the iOS versions because you get the first episode free... (Wolf amoung us that is)
Tezcatlipoca
Do you watch the TV series, Harry? From what I have read of this, it's not very accessible to people who are not fans of the source, unlike The Walking Dead or The Wolf Among Us.
Harry
No never seen it. Still never seen the walking dead either. I'm just pointing out that I think telltale have something unique and great but are thinking too big too fast.
Danger Moss
They're not charging anymore than they have done in the past. At least not on Xbox one at least.
Tezcatlipoca
From what I have read of this, it's not very accessible to people who are not fans of the source, unlike The Walking Dead or The Wolf Among Us.
Yup totally. If you've not at least watched 3 seasons of the show and/or halfway through the third book you'll be completely lost. It begins during the Red Wedding.
Tezcatlipoca
Really not one for anyone who doesn't watch the series :lol: People have been complaining that the PS4 version costs more than Xbox One: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... n-xbox-one
Floyd
If only there were enough hours in the day..... I might wait for a Vita release. I very much enjoyed the walking dead on Vita.
Harry
Yeah and pay console prices. 19.99 on vita for telltale games. Mobile get the same game for half that.
F2
So anyway the Game The episode felt longer than any of other Telltale games episodes. Actual Spoiler you've been warned! Fuck Ramsey Snow is a cunt! Knife to the neck in the middle of an arguement with him, I was shocked and so pissed off!
Danger Moss
F2
Actual Spoiler you've been warned! Fuck Ramsey Snow is a cunt! Knife to the neck in the middle of an arguement with him, I was shocked and so pissed off!
Yeah. Totally came out the blue as well as it seemed the situation had been resolved. He's a horrible but at the same time brilliant character.
Mr C
Whoa the end of this episode. Talk about being punched in the gut!
hallben
I thought it was horribly predictable and by far the ugliest thing I have played this year.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode Two: The Lost Lords
patrick_bateman
Got the season pass and played and loved the first episode but i think i will wait until they are all released. I like playing the telltale games in 2 or 3 sittings.
Jerec
Picked up the SP with the 10% off code, bargain really and so far its great. Proper hamming up the scummy southern/northern bastard accents though, but I guess thats what the Yanks love.
Danger Moss
Episode 2 is out now! :D
hancocaj
Wow hadn't realised the second episode only came out yesterday. I just completed episodes 1 and 2, and really enjoyed them. As per earlier posts if you have not watched at least 3 series or read several books you won't really know what's going on. I think the story and plot dies an amazing job of pullingbout the themes of GoT. The plotting and scheming, favours upon favours...really good. Only slight snag was episode 2 doesn't seem to remember your choices from episode 1 so the recap is a bit jarring. Anyway well worth getting if you're a GoT fan! (Even better I got the telltale all games bundle for £35!). :)
Tezcatlipoca
No time to write an article about this, but choices from ep 1 are not carrying over to ep 2 for some people playing the Xbox One version, causing some people on Xbox One to be stuck with the default choices. One of many threads: http://www.telltalegames.com/support/di ... n-xbox-one Eurogamer, GameSpot, and others ran with it today, although it seems to have been acknowledged by Telltale soon after release on Wednesday: https://www.telltalegames.com/support/d ... data-issue
patrick_bateman
Yay! Another buggered game! Got the season pass but im waiting until all are released. Hopefully by that time its fixed.
Mr C
I'll wait before playing this episode then. Telltale usually fix issues like this pretty quickly though
Tezcatlipoca
Do they?
the Eurogamer link
Some users suggest the problem is part of a wider issue where the game's first episode fails to record a player's choices upon completion - something Telltale has been aware of since early December but has yet to rectify.
Danger Moss
My choices carried over no problem. With regards the episode itself, not a patch on the first one. The opening instant fail QTE almost made me turn off.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode Three – The Sword in the Darkness
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode Four – Sons of Winter
Danger Moss
I whish they'd churn out the borderlands episodes as often as this.
Mr C
Danger Moss
I whish they'd churn out the borderlands episodes as often as this.
Yep it looks like Borderlands is taking a back seat even though it's better than this.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode Five – A Nest of Vipers
Danger Moss
The Xbox store was saying this was the finale. There's 6 episodes though right? I'll probably play this tonight. The last episode was rather good.
patrick_bateman
Its a great episode. Rather short though.
Mr C
Wow great episode and it had probably the hardest choice to make yet for a TT game. Chose to leave Asher behind. Really didn't want to but thought roderick was best to lead the family. . Pretty brutal at the end. Don't think it's going to end well for the foresters
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EVO 2015 kicks off this weekend

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The annual eSports fighting sensation “Evolution Championship series” returns this Friday. Prepare for a weekend of the best in fighting game competition as 2000 participants head to Las Vegas to compete for money and glory.

This year, the games in question are Ultra Street Fighter IVUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Super Smash Bros. MeleeMortal Kombat XGuilty Gear Xrd SIGNKiller InstinctTekken 7Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. If there’s a game you love that’s not called Virtua Fighter, you’ll see it represented here.

To check out all the action, be sure to follow the Twitch channels. The grand finals will all take place on the SRKEVO1 channel. For more information on the players, rules, brackets and schedule for the event, check out the EVO website. Just remember that all times are in PDT, meaning us Brits need to add 8 hours to the schedule for our local times. For the full schedule graphic, click the “continue reading” link and click on the image for full screen goodness.

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Born2beSlicker
What an event. Some amazing contests and drama. Here's the grand finals. Killer Instinct
Tekken 7
Mortal Kombat X
Persona 4: Arena Ultimax
Super Smash Bros Wii U
Guilty Gear Xrd
Super Smash Bros Melee
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Ultra Street Fighter 4 isn't up yet. I will update the post when it goes up. The best moment was when Woshige thought he won and left his chair early, except for the fact that he didn't.
There was also this amazing comeback in Killer Instinct by Sleep NS who survived the fight with a magic pixel of health.
hallben
Me and Mark actually watched the MK X finals together on Twitch and party chat. It was really entertaining.
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Trailer and first details for Imperial City, ESO’s first DLC Game Pack

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Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online have released the first details for Imperial City, the first DLC Game Pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

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Sorethumbed
There is an upside to this (kind of). If you register a PC or Mac version by June then when the xbone version comes out you can transfer your characters, get an xbone digital download and a free month for 12.99. As you can get a fairly cheap PC download if you shop around then that makes your game a lot cheaper. I'm currently playing this on PC and apart from the lack of "friends" visible, enjoying the experience.
kelticdave
Well I've played it and its really not a good mmo I would honestly wait as I can see this easily changing to F2P or B2P rather than a Sub based system.
NighteyesUK
GOD-FUCKING-DAMN-IT!! I saw on the frontpgae "PS4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls..." "...Online" I thought Next-gen versions of Skyrim were announced!!
Tezcatlipoca
Sorethumbed
There is an upside to this (kind of). If you register a PC or Mac version by June then when the Xbox One version comes out you can transfer your characters, get an Xbox One digital download and a free month for 12.99.
Yup, all in the article :)
NighteyesUK
GOD-FUCKING-DAMN-IT!! I saw on the frontpgae "PS4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls..." "...Online" I thought Next-gen versions of Skyrim were announced!!
:lol:
Floyd
Read all bad things about this game. Just wondering who is going to pay a monthly sub on top of what they're already playing to play online on a console...?
Tezcatlipoca
So, it seems that a delay of "about six months" became a whole year ;) Britxbox - The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be released for Xbox One in June, no ESO subscription needed No surprise about dropping the sub! (Also: PC/Mac lose the sub and get updated to "Tamriel Unlimited" in March)
patrick_bateman
Never really played an MMO but if they improve on the PC version i can see me having a go of this.
Floyd
It's a shame...This has fallen into irrelevance already,
hallben
Yeh, but free is free so I shall give it a shot. I disliked the beta for the PC game so never actually went for it. But I hear it's changed a great deal.
kelticdave
kelticdave
Well I've played it and its really not a good mmo I would honestly wait as I can see this easily changing to F2P or B2P rather than a Sub based system.
:lol: :lol: HIGHFIVE FOR PREDICTING THE OBVIOUS 9 Months :lol:
NighteyesUK
I could not be less interested in this. It's not a proper Elder Scrolls title.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
Yeh, but free is free so I shall give it a shot. I disliked the beta for the PC game so never actually went for it. But I hear it's changed a great deal.
It's not that free... You still need to buy the game.
hallben
Oh yeh, I kinda forgot the obvious there.... Fuck that then. If this was truly F2P I would be interested.
Danger Moss
When this came out on PC I watched a few streams of it and it looked like it had potential. The PvP stuff looked kinda cool as well. I just can't be bothered putting in the inevitable time sink this game will require.
Minnimo
I absolutely love the various different Elder Scrolls games. And through Oblivion and Skyrim, I always maintained it would be so much better if it were a multiplayer, maybe not better, but enhance the game play further. So when this was announced I was very excited. But I keep hearing bad things about it. And from my experience with Xbox 1 so far, I really don't hold out much hope in the connection remaining stable enough to be a decent gaming experience. Am I being too pessimistic? :roll:
Tezcatlipoca
I loved - but never finished - Oblivion and Skyrim :oops: :lol: This does sort of interest me, but I don't think I'd have the time to dedicate to an MMO. I gave up on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I'd probably give up on this.
Minnimo
Tezcatlipoca
I loved - but never finished - Oblivion and Skyrim :oops: :lol: This does sort of interest me, but I don't think I'd have the time to dedicate to an MMO. I gave up on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I'd probably give up on this.
Yes, that's a valid point. When I go into either oblivion or skyrim I'm aware I need to be ready to dedicate copious amounts of time to it. Very good reason maybe not to get this if it involves having to build up strong characters to play online with.
kelticdave
Tezcatlipoca
I loved - but never finished - Oblivion and Skyrim :oops: :lol: This does sort of interest me, but I don't think I'd have the time to dedicate to an MMO. I gave up on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I'd probably give up on this.
Don't worry you've not missed out on much
Floyd
The other quest lines in both Oblivion and Skyrim were much better than the main story anyway! I think i'm done with MMO's anyway. It takes too much time to and I don't enjoy grinding anymore. There are rules/mechanics in which the games work to incorporate multiple players in the same locations...it works well, but I'm bored of it. Single player all the way!
Minnimo
Floyd
The other quest lines in both Oblivion and Skyrim were much better than the main story anyway! I think i'm done with MMO's anyway. It takes too much time to and I don't enjoy grinding anymore. There are rules/mechanics in which the games work to incorporate multiple players in the same locations...it works well, but I'm bored of it. Single player all the way!
I think I agree with you. I loved the side missions. What I hated was I would lose all sense of time trying to complete them!! :D
hallben
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited a review in progress...
Born2beSlicker
I see a bunch of people are playing this on my friend's list. People can't resist Elder Scrolls.
Floyd
Born2beSlicker
I see a bunch of people are playing this on my friend's list. People can't resist Elder Scrolls.
I can! When they're made like this anyway. Give me a fully fledged single player Elder Scrolls game and i'm golden. I'm so bored with the MMO, the mechanics, the limitations.....
NighteyesUK
Aye, what Floyd said. Fuck this. I want a proper Elder Scrolls game.
DogEyedBoy
I thought the beta was great, but was already playing another subscription MMO at the time. I definitely plan to get this when it comes down in price.
plisk
I think it depends on your starting area on how easily you get into the game. I started in the dominion and was enjoying it, went to Cyrodil as soon as I hit level 10 and LOVED it. Made a new character to play with a friend in ebonhart and I'm finding it very dull. I would of prob give up on it if I went there first. So if you don't like the game I do suggest tring a different alliance first
Born2beSlicker
Ben's review part 2
Deacon Brown
Born2beSlicker
Ben's review part 2
Great video Still can't wait to get the game next week when i get paid!!
hallben
Cheers Deacon!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Trailer and first details for Imperial City, ESO’s first DLC Game Pack
Born2beSlicker
YOU EXCITED, BEN?!
plisk
I'm surprised at the pricing on this to be honest 2,500 crowns is a lot of money to pay for content you may not even see. You need ALL 6 home keeps to even access it. If you lose one of the keeps while your in IC you will be locked in (Taken from patch notes) putting that behind a pay wall seems stupid to me. I'm playing in Asuras Star campaign and DC often has no keeps at all depending on time of day. (glad i'm not DC) So to play this you need to pay 2,500 crowns, queue for over an hour to enter Cyrodil and then HOPE your alliance has ALL 6 home keeps :roll: I like the game but that dosen't seem right
hallben
Fuck that noise. I wonder if the numerous bugs have been fixed yet. When I sort out an external HDD I shall download this again and take another look.
plisk
Most of the bugs got fixed pretty quick, there's only the odd animation glitch now
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Dead Island 2 loses developer

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Dead Island 2 has hit another bump in the road after being delayed to 2016 earlier this year. Deep Silver has confirmed that Yager, the developers of the game, are no longer involved in the project.

With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager,” publisher Deep Silver said in a statement.

We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage.

Yager who made the critically acclaimed Spec-Ops: The Line were originally to take the sequel into the new generation of consoles. Yager boss Timo Ullmann spoke on his company’s split from developing Dead Island 2 and explained that the studio’s vision for the game had begun to differ from that of publisher Deep Silver.

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