Mirror’s Edge Catalyst closed beta registration and new story trailer

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EA today announced a closed beta for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Head over to the beta sign-up page here, though details are scarce. We don’t know how many will get in, what it will cover and what it will contain.

With the beta news we also get a new story trailer which you can watch bellow. The game is currently due to be released on May 24th. You can check out my opinion of Mirrors Edge Catalyst from when I got to play it at last years EGX.

This week’s Deal of the Week & EA Sale

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The Official EU Playstation Blog has revealed this week’s Deal of the Week, which runs through to 10th February and includes substantial reductions on both the regular and XL editions of Just Cause 3

Other discounts this week include many reductions from EA similar to those found on Xbox but with a few games absent from that platforms sale. The deals will run until 17th of February and include games such as: Need for Speed, Star Wars Battlefront and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

In addition a large amount of Helldivers DLC is on sale as the game has just gone free as part of Playstation Plus. A Digital Discount sale is also still in effect for many games including: Rogue Legacy and Three Fourths Home.

Sources: The Official EU Playstation Blog.

Console version of Gone Home finally coming to Europe!

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After a delay that occurred on what was supposed to be its release date Gone Home on consoles will finally launch in Europe on Friday 12th of February!

 

About damn time! I can’t wait to play this again.

Is Pandemic an unofficial Dying Light film?

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We really liked Dying Light when it came out last year. It ended up in our top ten games of 2015 list and we are really looking forward to The Following expansion DLC that is out in the next couple of weeks.

Now I love all things Zombie so I watched the trailer for Pandemic that came out today and was struck by how much it reminded me of Dying Light. Take a look:

The first person perspective, those hazmat suits, even the ‘boss’ zombies are strangely reminiscent of the Volatile creatures from Dying Light. I think Techland should feel flattered that a film has seemingly taken (though in reality probably hasn’t due to how long films take to produce) so many cues from their excellent game! Continue reading

Kholat coming to PS4 on March 8th

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I have always found the Dyatlov Pass Incident and it’s accompanying mystery fascinating. If you don’t know about it I highly recommend doing some reading and finding out about it, it’s a truly chilling event.

Based on and inspired by the infamous incident, Kholat is coming to PS4 on March 8th and it looks moody and terrifying in equal measure! That date has not been chosen by accident it’s also the 57th anniversary of the incident.

This week’s Deals with Gold & EA Sale

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 8th February and include 50% off both the Standard and Deluxe Editions of Star Wars Battlefront, and 33% off the Ultimate Edition (for Gold Members) – all for Xbox One.

Other discounts this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 50% off Ryse: Legendary Edition for Xbox One, 67% off all the Battlefield Hardline SKUs for Xbox One, 80% off the excellent The Swapper on Xbox One and a great deal more EA games on sale on Xbox 360.

Sources: MajorNelson.com.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leaked

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Leaked a little early as the proper announcement was due later today, Xbox.com has put a store page live for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It shows a release date for the 28th June.

The best part of this leak details the following:

“The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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