Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be set in a “dark, gritty future, where cybernetics and biotechnology have given rise to a new breed of soldier”. The game will feature a four-player co-op campaign, a “completely redefined multiplayer experience”, and (of course) Zombies.
Codemasters announced today that a new Overlord game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil will be released for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC in 2015.
Rather than playing as a true Overlord as in past games, players of the upcoming action RPG will control one of four “Netherghūls”, the “undead servants of the dark arts” that make up the titular Fellowship of Evil. Local and online co-op with up to four players will be supported, and the game will also feature the return of master Gnarl (again voiced by Marc Silk) and his Minions.
Welcome to the Expansion Pack, the Britxbox podcast. Released every second Thursday, we banter on Xbox news, what’s hot within the BXB community, and the games we’ve been playing: from the latest releases, demos and XBLA games, to bargain bin oldies. With Mark “Born2beSlicker” Lawson, Ben “Hallben” Hall and Richard “Colonel Red” Worrall. This week we discuss:
Halo 5 release date
Quantum Break delayed
The Witcher 3 expansion pass
The “4.21.15″ content update has made improvements to ranking, and has added new quit and betrayal penalties to matchmaking. It has also resolved a variety of title-specific issues, plus has dealt with certain issues related to parties, achievements, UI, and stability.
Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has detailed the features coming in the Xbox One May System Update Preview, one of which is the much-requested ability to use the Xbox One SmartGlass app to turn the console on and off. As the feature is in preview, only beta versions of SmartGlass for Windows, Windows Phone, and Android support it for now.
Another popular feature that has been added in the May Preview is support for Miracast wireless mirroring from compatible Windows PCs and other devices.
To celebrate the NBA Playoffs, Xbox Wire has announced that Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One will be able to play NBA 2K15 for free from 8pm BST on Friday 24 April through to 8.01am BST on Monday 27 April.
Game progress, Gamerscore, and Achievements will carry over should anyone who enjoyed the free weekend wish to purchase NBA 2K15 afterwards and continue from where they left off.
This weekend only, there will also be a special discount of 40% off the NBA 2K15 Promo Bundle (which includes 15,000 in-game Virtual Currency), along with 33% off all NBA 2K15 Virtual Currency packs.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can also get 40% off Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) and (until 23 April) 10% off We Are Doomed, while Gold and Silver members can get 60% off the standard edition of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
I think I might have a problem. I can’t stop playing WWE 2K15. This wasn’t a game I reviewed for BXB and if I remember correctly due to no review copy being forthcoming no one did a review of this. Mark has traditionally been the WWE reviews guy as until recently I hadn’t fallen back down the Professional wrestling slope, the slippiest of all slopes.
It’s been about eighteen months since I rediscovered my love for the over the top soap opera drama of the WWE, saying that as a kid I was never the biggest fan as we didn’t have Sky in my house so it was tough to find a way to watch it. I came back to professional wrestling when a friend turned me onto TNA on Challenge and that got me curious about the WWE again. So I aquired some PPV’s (the big monthly events such as the Royal Rumble, Summerslam and of course Wrestlemania) and immersed myself back into the universe. Now on average I watch four or five hours of WWE a week, this can increase if a PPV is on or a new documentary on the WWE Network launches. Continue reading
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.
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.