Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Lord of the Hunt DLC detailed

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions have released new details about Lord of the Hunt, the first DLC expansion pack for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Lord of the Hunt sees player-character Talion join forces with Torvin the Dwarven Hunter, to go up against “lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs” that have been sent to Mordor by Sauron.

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November’s Games with Gold, including the debut of Volgarr the Viking for Xbox One

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Xbox Wire and MajorNelson.com have revealed November’s free Games with Gold, Microsoft’s ongoing promotion for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

From 1 – 30 November, Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold will be able to download Volgarr the Viking for free. Volgarr the Viking, described as an “old-school, hack-and-slash platformer”, is the latest ID@Xbox indie title to debut on Xbox One via Games with Gold. It replaces Chariot, October’s free game for Xbox One.

For Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008, standard price £11.99, Metascore of 82) will be available as a free download from 1 – 15 November, while Red Faction: Guerrilla (2009, standard price £14.99, Metascore of 85) will be available as a free download from 16 – 30 November.

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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 Matt “Tezcatlipoca” Dodd. This week we discuss:

WWE: Hell in a Cell (Sorry!)
Marvel Phase 3 movies
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Shadow of Mordor
The Evil Within

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Born2beSlicker
Should be on iTunes now.
Tezcatlipoca
My first full-length podcast, following on from the EGX specials :o
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Details and release date revealed for The Dark Below, Destiny’s first Expansion due in December

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Bungie has announced that Destiny’s first Expansion, The Dark Below, will be released on 9 December, plus has provided more detail on what it adds to the game.

The Dark Below will be available on its own for £19.99, or can be obtained via the £34.99 Destiny Expansion Pass (which also grants access to next year’s House of Wolves, the second Expansion for Destiny).

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Jerec
Mr C
Lostcauz
First DLC coming Dec 9th. For £20 you get... New armour, weapons and gear New set of story content 1 strike (or 2 for PS4 because exclusive DLC :facepalm: ) 3 MP maps 1 raid Pretty shit, especially when XBO owners have to pay the same as PS4 owners for less content. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... t-revealed
That is really poor though I guess it depends on the amount of content they give for single player. I enjoyed the game for what it was but me and plenty of others are unlikely to spend 20 quid unless there's a lot of content.
But even more will be likely to spend £20 on it, or bite the bullet and get the pass for £35. I will bide my time and wait for the pass to appear on Ebay for £25 (with my haggling) and then I'll commit. Bit disappointed its only 3 extra Light levels, thats telling me there won't be ton's of extra gear, MP maps are always good, if the Raid is as good as VoG then the bundle will probably pay for itself with just that. I am very excited, and I assume there will be some Free content coming at some point too.
Mr C
Lostcauz
First DLC coming Dec 9th. For £20 you get... New armour, weapons and gear New set of story content 1 strike (or 2 for PS4 because exclusive DLC :facepalm: ) 3 MP maps 1 raid Pretty shit, especially when XBO owners have to pay the same as PS4 owners for less content. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... t-revealed
That is really poor though I guess it depends on the amount of content they give for single player. I enjoyed the game for what it was but me and plenty of others are unlikely to spend 20 quid unless there's a lot of content.
Jerec
This is good:
Elsewhere, Bungie will increase the number of bounty slots available to characters to 10 from the current five.
Lostcauz
First DLC coming Dec 9th. For £20 you get... New armour, weapons and gear New set of story content 1 strike (or 2 for PS4 because exclusive DLC :facepalm: ) 3 MP maps 1 raid Pretty shit, especially when XBO owners have to pay the same as PS4 owners for less content. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... t-revealed
NighteyesUK
I haven't purchased anything yet. Going to wait and see what offers there are. I have £10 of credit on my account anyway, so I'm definitely getting it.
Jerec
It murders the Fallen Captains in one hit. Did you get the expansion?
NighteyesUK
Nice! You'll want that for the moon raid. It'll rinse the shields on the Knights.
Jerec
Got this from a Purple Special Weapon Engram last night: Very pleased!
Jerec
I had three different disconnects last night. I'm on Virgin Media, 100mb fibre and I'm wired to the router.
plisk
yes of course ive reset the router its the first thing i did its not a multiple box issue either as it does it when only one is trying to play ive had a little look round on the web and it seems to only affect certain wireless routers
Brocktas
plisk
quick question for xbox one players got this my kids (15+17) at launch and they have only just mentioned that they cant play more than 10 mins without getting disconnected. they have only just mentioned it coz they didnt want to seem ungreatfull the silly sods. they are wireless connection to a virgin media superhub2 VMDG485 its set up properly and its the only game to have issues is this a common issue and is there a workaround? thanks
I had a disconnect the first time I played it, but not since. Have you tried resetting the router?
Jerec
Floyd
That's where the "new loot cave" was, you know
Boo! Still, I have another, more lucrative farming zone, at the Steppes.
NighteyesUK
I think there is an issue with machines on the same network. Bungie had/has serous issues with university networks.
plisk
quick question for xbox one players got this my kids (15+17) at launch and they have only just mentioned that they cant play more than 10 mins without getting disconnected. they have only just mentioned it coz they didnt want to seem ungreatfull the silly sods. they are wireless connection to a virgin media superhub2 VMDG485 its set up properly and its the only game to have issues is this a common issue and is there a workaround? thanks
Floyd
That's where the "new loot cave" was, you know
Jerec
Another Hotfix: http://www.bungie.net/7_Hotfix---101420 ... ?aid=12283
Summary The most recent hotfix (1.0.2.2) for Destiny goes live on October 14th. This hotfix includes a number of changes to weapon balance across archetypes (e.g., lowering Auto Rifle effectiveness and increasing Scout Rifle damage output), specific weapons (Vex Mythoclast and Pocket Infinity) and includes a number of fixes to issues with the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass. We're still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance. General Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance Classes Titan Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended Warlock Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne Weapons General Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping Auto Rifles Base Damage decreased by 2% Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus) Stability decreased by 4% - 17% (driven by stat value) Hand Cannons In-air accuracy now increased Scout Rifles Base damage increased by 6% Damage vs. alien combatants increased by 6% - 25% (based on tier) Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning. Shotguns Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20% Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive Exotic Weapons Vex Mythoclast Base Damage decreased by 34% Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus) Pocket Infinity Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk Perks Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed Activities Strikes Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary Raid - Vault of Glass Templar Encounter Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area Destinations The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan
Wheres the Rocket Yard?
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Bungie leaves easter egg in loot cave
Pretty cool.
Jerec
So when we hitting the VoG again?
Jerec
Sorry the vid was uploading, fixed now.
NighteyesUK
And here's last night's victory from the shield bearer's (my) perspective.
We got lucky, and hit Mars every time we teleported. The Minotaur on Venus can prove problematic at times. But we did it, and this morning I took a moment for silent reflection.
NighteyesUK
Ah I see, yeah that would work. Still, WE DID IT! :hi5: Right, it's 2am, I need to sleep. :lol:
David C
NighteyesUK
Atheon teleports the three players that are furtheest away from him, staying in the bubble on that platform means we'd be the closest to Atheon, which means the other team would get teleported and be all "I DUNNO LOL!" :lol:
Noooooo. It has to be coupled with the other strategy I had about being in a formation; You, Jezza and I to be a backline of three, with the others in front. Therefore we would be the furthest back. Either way it was over-thinking it a bit and collectively all our ideas came good in the end.
NighteyesUK
David C
Staying in the bubble was a brilliant idea... Just not so brilliant that I was the only one following it! Haha.
Atheon teleports the three players that are furtheest away from him, staying in the bubble on that platform means we'd be the closest to Atheon, which means the other team would get teleported and be all "I DUNNO LOL!" :lol: Great vids though fellas. Dave your dying at the end actually made for a great finish, as it showed the rest of the team pummeling him ... and me shielding. :D
David C
Just noticed that Jezza's vid has no voices, must be because I have chat coming through the speakers... I'll get mine up pronto. It starts with Marmite saying "I've got to go to bed after this..." EDIT - Here you go... (And before you all start, I know I'm shit)
David C
Staying in the bubble was a brilliant idea... Just not so brilliant that I was the only one following it! Haha. Still, great fun and we got it in the end. Next up - We try it on hard, just us 3... :o
NighteyesUK
I recorded it as well. Will be cool to watch from my viewpoint as I was the shield handler. That vid is probably large and will take a while to process before it's available to watch. Dave, no worries on the marshalling, your advice about standing further from the pillar was sound; your idea about the staying in the titan bubble, not so so sound. ;) But yeah, was great to get it done. No game has ever given me such a feeling of satisfaction.
David C
Amazing fun guys. Us oldies showed that we still got it, kinda, Best bit gaming I' ve had since Rainbow Six. Sorry about my 'Marshall'ing, but it was needed. Uploading one on Youtube now that doesn't have my horrible voice in it.
Tezcatlipoca
Good works guys :) But... "This video is unavailable" :(
NighteyesUK
Yep!! Fucking amazing!! :hi5:
Jerec
So after 2 nights and just over 8 hours of gaming, we beat the Vault.
Great game all and much fun had, and what jubilation when the Atheon went down, it was the last go that we were prepared to do as well! :hi5:
Lostcauz
Jerec
Well, that was fun! :D VoG is briliant, really really well put together events and prettty well balanced for the level its aiming at. We did 4 and a half hours but couldnt beat the Atheon, so will pick it up tonight.
It's the best thing on Destiny, the game needed more of them.
NighteyesUK
Then that is what we shall do!!
Jerec
Well, that was fun! :D VoG is briliant, really really well put together events and prettty well balanced for the level its aiming at. We did 4 and a half hours but couldnt beat the Atheon, so will pick it up tonight. Guys, found this interesting from the guide:
When all Oracles have been dealt with, the portal team immediately exits the room and returns to the present, where they collapse on the center platform along with the Supplicant team and open fire on Atheon. While the rest of the raid burns Atheon from the vulnerable center platform, it’s critical that the Relic carrier use the Relic’s Cleanse ability to prevent the raid from taking damage from the boss and the Supplicants. It’s technically possible to only use the Cleanse ability to negate incoming damage and use the Relic’s Super ability to damage Atheon, but this is risky and can easily result in a wipe. Since Time’s Vengeance reduces all cooldowns so extravagantly, it’s far easier for the Relic carrier to simply hold down the Cleanse button during the burn phase and let the remaining five Guardians attack Atheon with impunity .
We should of done that!
Mantrid
Rare fusion rifles are on sale now if anyone needs them
Reaper Uk
Craigimt
So I've started playing this today. Anyone wanna play through some tonight? I may only be level 2 but I'll be playing it on Hard. Oh and it's on the X1.
Feel free to send me an invite of I'm on but might depend on what I am doing.
Mantrid
I'm up for VoG, I'll be playing from around 8pm tonight till late and I'm level 26.
David C
By the way, a lad on Reddit put together a nicely detailed guide on assisting Guardians with the Vault of Glass. http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/ ... the_vault/ Makes for a really good read and gives a lot of information on tackling this bastard. Be worth giving the chap some Reddit Gold and/or Upvoting if you frequent the site.
David C
Mate that would be like sending a lamb to the slaughterhouse... We're level 27/28's and even we will find it hard as nails.
MintSauc3
I am lv 23 at the moment. I will be out this Saturday night but I will be around Sunday night. I would be up for some raid though as I haven't bothered with that yet. Just been on the crucible.
Jerec
Craigimt
So I've started playing this today. Anyone wanna play through some tonight? I may only be level 2 but I'll be playing it on Hard. Oh and it's on the X1.
Sure I'll play just....oh...X1...shame.
Craigimt
So I've started playing this today. Anyone wanna play through some tonight? I may only be level 2 but I'll be playing it on Hard. Oh and it's on the X1.
Brocktas
David C
Yeah I should be fine. Think Moo got me sick as I'm full of man flu now so bunked off work! :sick: Was gonna have a couple lads round to play some Alien, Outlast and FIFA but I think it's getting pushed to tomorrow, if I'm well enough of course. As for the Mrs... I'm sure there's some ironing or something awaiting her. :mrgreen:
Is that her Destiny? :lol:
Jerec
Been hitting some Crucible Iron Banner last couple of nights, good fun. Big fan of Control anyway so I'm happy to play it all night, and I've not been doing too badly, and I've not noticed any unfairness when it comes to level nor equipment, bar the usual Hunter OP knive attack or Golden Gun, and I'm getting Blues every other game and theres a nice Machine Gun to get from the vendor.
David C
Yeah I should be fine. Think Moo got me sick as I'm full of man flu now so bunked off work! :sick: Was gonna have a couple lads round to play some Alien, Outlast and FIFA but I think it's getting pushed to tomorrow, if I'm well enough of course. As for the Mrs... I'm sure there's some ironing or something awaiting her. :mrgreen:
Jerec
I'll speak to Boss, I'm sure if I maybe keep off it for a bit, I'll build up some points. My only adversary is X-Factor.
NighteyesUK
Jerec
Hi Mint, I think I have you on my list, I'll kep my eyes peeled for you. Mark - Saturday, I doubt I'll be able to get on before 9pm (unless its via the Vita), is that still ok for you?
Actually 9pm may be a struggle, as the raid is going to take a long time to get through (I'm not expecting us to finish it to be honest). Can you make it for 8pm? What about you Dave? Mint?
NighteyesUK
Should be, I think Dave will want a late one as well. Mint, what level are you? I've got two guys over on rllmuk who can make it saturday evening. If you're lvl 26 or above, what do you say to getting your raid on?
Jerec
Hi Mint, I think I have you on my list, I'll kep my eyes peeled for you. Mark - Saturday, I doubt I'll be able to get on before 9pm (unless its via the Vita), is that still ok for you?
MintSauc3
I think I have some of you on the friend list. Ps4 ID is mintauc313. Send me an invite if you see me online.
Jerec
Fuck yeah!
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Last gen versions of Dying Light cancelled – now only coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

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Dying Light developer Techland has announced that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of its free-running open-world zombie game have been cancelled, with it now only due to be released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Techland explained that the decision came after “thorough internal testing”, from which it had concluded that the last gen consoles would not be able to “stay true to the core vision” of Dying Light – that of a “truly next-gen experience”.

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Halo 2: Anniversary – Cinematic Launch Trailer released

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Microsoft has released the official cinematic launch trailer for 343 Industries’ Halo 2: Anniversary, which showcases some of the new cutscenes made for the game by Blur Studios.

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Tezcatlipoca
Good stuff :)
Born2beSlicker
Here's the archive of me showing everything I'm allowed to show. http://www.twitch.tv/born2beslicker/b/583188070 Apparently I almost broke 200 viewers at one time, so most of my talking is with the chat.
Born2beSlicker
Yeah! That was a lot of fun. I'm confident the view count was purely because of the fact the game isn't out yet and not because I'm so entertaining. Hopefully when the embargo shifts a bit, I can stream some more.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
I'm going to stream right now. If anybody is interested. http://www.Twitch.TV/Born2beSlicker
Cheers for streaming Slicker. I had to go do some work. You've convinced me to get this at launch. :) Oh and nearly 200 viewers at one point! :o
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo 2: Anniversary – Cinematic Launch Trailer released
Born2beSlicker
I'm going to stream right now. If anybody is interested. www.Twitch.TV/Born2beSlicker
Lobiwan
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
Born2beSlicker
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
Show me something!!! :o
Born2beSlicker
Lobiwan
I wanted to hear about the menu system too, I love slick menus
Born2beSlicker
Not allowed today. I can tomorrow and onwards but only those 4 missions.
Lobiwan
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
Born2beSlicker
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
Twitch...? Haha
Danger Moss
Hmmmm... that's lame. I'll just wait for your review then.
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
hallben
I might well be down for that.
Lostcauz
Count me in.
Craigimt
I'm bad enough at Halo, probably too bad.
Born2beSlicker
Are you a bad enough dude for Halo 1/2/3/4 Legendary co-op with me? I'll be needing the baddest of dudes to get to 4000GP over the Xmas period.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Remaking The Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary documentary will be released from 31 October
Lobiwan
Yea that blood gulch looks insane!
Tezcatlipoca
This is going to be awesome! :D
Born2beSlicker
Mega video post time! Halo: CE campaign/multiplayer 1080p/60FPS
Halo 2 Anniversary and Classic campaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 3 cmpaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 4 campaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 2 Anniversary Stonetown (Zanzibar) 1-flag CTF at 1080p/60fps
Halo 2 Anniversary Bloodline (Coagulation) CTF Classic at 1080p/60FPS
This is pretty much everything being displayed on what will be on the Halo:MCC. If this looks cool to you, then buy it. If it's not a big enough draw to replay 4 old Halo games, then wait for Halo 5.
Phlashman
Looks awesome, I'm really hyped for MCC, going to play it through with my lady over xmas, she's not played Halo before but I think she'll like it.
samikaz
that video just give me more reason to be impatient :clap:
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Shout out to bad links.
hallben
More importantly, this is looking really good. Fuck YouTube, thanks Tez.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
You need Xbox Live to activate the console when you buy it. There's no 100% offline XBO as every single one of them needs to be exposed to the Internet at least once. So if you bought the console, it's established you have Internet in some capacity, hence why this theory doesn't make sense. Buying digital or on disc, you need to hook up to the Internet to get the 20GB for free. There's no benefit to buying it online.
You are talking in hard logic and facts. I am talking about marketing and perception. People are still clinging on to the old notions, this is another nudge into a future some wanted postponed.
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
I know, but I still *need* all the content! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
You're not going to play multiplayer first. Some might, you won't. Nobody here will except for MintSauce and maybe Lostcauz.
Tezcatlipoca
The benefit is that you get the 20GB before release, rather than having to wait for it to download after you have first waited for the disc to install. Some of us are impatient! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
You need Xbox Live to activate the console when you buy it. There's no 100% offline XBO as every single one of them needs to be exposed to the Internet at least once. So if you bought the console, it's established you have Internet in some capacity, hence why this theory doesn't make sense. Buying digital or on disc, you need to hook up to the Internet to get the 20GB for free. There's no benefit to buying it online.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
How does this push to go digital? You're getting the 20GB either way.
Your not if you aint connected to the internet. Which is the entire point, it harkens back to the initial vision of the console. Which means, why bother buying the disk physically in the first place. Its something that would have been a second disk, but MS don't want it to be like that, because they want you buying the product directly from there store. I would say that if this was ANY other publisher it would have been a 2nd disk. Not that I mind as I don't get any physical media from retail any-more.
Tezcatlipoca
You can play the Campaign while the update downloads and installs, as the bulk of the update is for the MP.
Craigimt
Didn't they say you could play while the update downloads? So it wouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.
Tezcatlipoca
... but if you pre-order the digital download you get the 20GB before release and are ready to go at launch, whereas if you get the disc you have to wait until you've installed the 45GB disc on/after release before you can then even start downloading the 20GB. Even if I hadn't already made the decision to "go digital" this gen (on Xbox), this update and the ability to preload would certainly push me towards the download rather than the disc.
Born2beSlicker
How does this push to go digital? You're getting the 20GB either way.
hallben
Is it not more likely that MS wants to push consumers into digital? We already know that makes more business sense for them and it's something they always wanted for the new Xbox One ecosystem.
Tezcatlipoca
While BDs still cost more than DVDs, they're not the kind of awful prices they used to be, plus the cost per disc to MS would probably be fuck all compared to what consumers have to pay, given the scale involved.
Born2beSlicker
I'd think shipping 2 Blu-Rays would be a lot more expensive than 2 DVDs?
Tezcatlipoca
No time to knock my own version up... Eurogamer - Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection Sourced from posts by Frank O'Connor on NeoGAF: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... tcount=223 http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... count=1491 Speculation as to why they didn't just stick the MP on a second disc: 1) Unlike the Xbox 360, the Xbox One cannot link two disc installs together as one game, so the extra 20GB has to come as a download and not a disc installation? Even though the end result of a disc installation is the same as a download - the game is on the HDD - maybe it just can't tie a second disc to the first as a single unified game? Unfortunate if true, but I suppose it could be the case. 2) It's not ready yet! While the game has gone gold, that's obviously just the Campaign given that the 20GB update (bulk of which is the MP) isn't available yet for those who have pre-loaded the digital download. You can't stick something on a disc if it's not actually ready... (this isn't BF4!). I don't care, as buying the download means it'll be downloaded, installed, and updated in time for launch. Still sucks for people buying the disc, though, especially if they have slow / capped broadband.
Born2beSlicker
There's one scene I assume Blur didn't remake from Halo 2. Remember the crashed ship you drive past in Old Mombassa and the ODST squad Cortana contacts to establish the situation on the ground?
Most people who played Halo 2 have never seen this scene, as its on the multiplayer map pack disc.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
OK, well pre-bought mine, because, um Halo? :D
Lobiwan
Oh yea I'm well anal about all this stuff, even tho I have faith in the fact it will download, I just like to know when it will be happening so I can make sure it's happening.... Because I have faith.... :lol:
Born2beSlicker
The Xbox One's instant on mode, pre-loading games, automatic downloads/installs and preview updates have really revealed just how anal people are about their devices. They make features to be simple and automatic so that you don't need to think about it. "Oh there's a new update? Cool, my Xbox will get round to it". When really it's: "There's a new update?! I tried turning my console on a few times and it still doesn't see it! I can't use it now when it's OLD"!
hallben
Lobiwan
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
Yes...
No it doesn't.... :D
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: All that matters is that it downloads the 20GB "content update" before launch, which Ayoub said it will do :) Mine's all installed and ready for the update :)
Lobiwan
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
Yes...
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
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This week’s Deals with Gold – including Titanfall and the Titanfall Season Pass on Xbox One

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Major Nelson’s blog has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 3 November and include 50% off Titanfall and 67% off the Titanfall Season Pass – both for Xbox One.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 can enjoy a selection of discounts this week, including 50% off Grand Theft Auto V, and 75% off each of Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

There are also various discounts for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, including 75% off Mass Effect on Xbox 360 (through to 31 October) and 75% off GTA San Andreas – Remastered Edition (through to 10 November).

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Danger Moss
What!? No Crimson Dragon? The Fuck!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - November’s Games with Gold, including the debut of Volgarr the Viking for Xbox One
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Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Titanfall and the Titanfall Season Pass on Xbox One
F2
Zombie drivers a heap of shit, bought it and played it once, never played it again. To summarise it plays like a PS2 game.
Born2beSlicker
You can try the demo on 360 and see how you feel. It's the same game.
Mr C
Zombie Driver is tempting at £6. It's probably trash though.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition and the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Rayman Legends, Outlast, and Worms Battlegrounds for Xbox One I still haven't played Rayman since I bought it the last time it was part of Deals with Gold :oops:
hallben
Kinda tempted by Metal Gear.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for Xbox One and Xbox 360
Harry
Born2beSlicker
ShadowRun was free but they fixed it.
There's an alternate universe where people actually pay money for shadowrun 7 years after release??
F2
Sniper Elite is a great game, been playing it all week it has a few bugs but they just make it funnier, also here is a shot I totally ment!
Oh yeah it's gory as hell!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Sniper Elite 3 for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
ShadowRun was free but they fixed it.
patrick_bateman
Just played my first games for years.... It's still incredible. Felt like home. I never played with randoms back in the day but the games Ihave had today iI have won and came top each time . JUST LIKE OLD DAYS. (also, Shadowrun is free also)
Born2beSlicker
Bad Company 2 and Chariot are now free. So...anybody going to play BC2 or Vietnam?
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
patrick_bateman
Oh man. I would love to get the old crew together for some BC2 action. Time to head over to GTM to spread the word.
I'd be up for that.
Yay! Spread the word in case the old mob don't see this thread
Danger Moss
patrick_bateman
Oh man. I would love to get the old crew together for some BC2 action. Time to head over to GTM to spread the word.
I'd be up for that.
Biscuithead0
Nice if we had something other than arcade games for a change on xbox one
patrick_bateman
Oh man. I would love to get the old crew together for some BC2 action. Time to head over to GTM to spread the word.
Born2beSlicker
Fixed it. Major had BC1 art but it's actually Bad Company 2 that's free.
Lostcauz
Chariot looks interesting
gooner4life_uk
Wait... so Crimson Dragon, the WORST game I've EVER played is staying on as a free game for a THIRD Month?
Born2beSlicker
October games announced.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Contrast for Xbox One
Lostcauz
Flockers is out today, been reduced (or a saving for gold members) from £20 to £15. From the creators of worms, looks a lot like lemmings.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Valiant Hearts for Xbox One and Xbox 360
patrick_bateman
Is Tales of Vesparia worth picking up? Still expensive for disk copies and less than a fiver seems good.
Born2beSlicker
By the way, Halo: Reach is now free on XBL. I just had a few matches to see how it feels today as it's been quite a while and it's still a lot of fun online. There's about 30,000+ people still playing and the slow/heavy nature of it now feels rather unique compared to all the BF/CoD/TitanFall games we've had over the past four years. I'd still say Halo 4 online is the better game but for free, it's worth checking this out if you want a different type of multiplayer experience.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Watch Dogs and Worms Battlegrounds for Xbox One
Lostcauz
Worms battlegrounds is down from £20 to £12. Very tempted but no doubt it will end up on GWG in a few months. Watchdogs is also reduced at some ridiculous price.
Lostcauz
Forza 5 is free for the weekend (4 days, Thursday to Sunday). 40GB download though. http://news.xbox.com/2014/09/games-forz ... um=twitter
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Child of Light and LocoCycle for Xbox One
Harry
Well when you make a game you project it's sales and I'm guessing those sales projections last at least a year. It might be that the retail titles make enough money. It might be sony doesn't pay enough money. It might be the publisher or developer doesn't want them to be free. It might be a timed decision to go along with some dlc. Sony had their plus games mapped out from E3 2013. I think it's bloody expensive personally and publishers only do it when it suits them,but I think it'll happen in the final month or so of this year. It might just be first party stuff to begin with.
Born2beSlicker
It is pretty shitty. At a guess, I think the reason why it is happening is because the amount of games on Xbox One is quite low. Making two deals a month with publishers/developers to make their game go free for a month when it's less than a year old is probably a hard sell, hence why so far they focus on the "XBLA" sort of games. It also explains why PS+ also hasn't really looked at big retail games on PS4 yet either.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
They seem to have one game overlap for a second month.
It's bullshit. When GWG was announced for Xbox One they gave the impression we where getting 2 games a month. When in reality we're getting 3 every 2 months.
Born2beSlicker
They seem to have one game overlap for a second month.
Danger Moss
Wait. Crimson dragon was one of last months games. :? I bought STF when it came out and don't regret it. It's a superb little game.
Harry
I bought a couple of games that eventually went on to ps plus. Fez and trine, I was just happy for the people who overlooked those games to give it a try. I really don't care that I spent money on them, I don't feel chested in the slightest. I might be bummed if I already had both games but sony are doing well by adding new releases not currently available. What slicker said is so true , I have friends that download these games and delete them even before they know anything about them. It's sad because it's narrow minded. I like to get into the developer head and take inspiration from these games.
Born2beSlicker
I think the PS+/GwG/Steam Sale/Steam Weekends/Origin Game Time/App Store sale programs that are now common place are a very fascinating thing in the current games market. I'd love to see broader reaching research on how it directly impacts sales/revenue as it's a complex situation with many variables. There's absolutely a "I'll wait until it goes on sale/PS+/GwG" mentality among knowledgeable consumers now. However, does that mean if it didn't exist that they would have paid full price previously? It's possible but I never agreed with the old notion that piracy = a lost sale. Like discounts, free games and piracy - sometimes people just won't make the jump on your product when it's full price. I wasn't ever going to buy Super Time Force because I didn't dig the XBLA demo. Getting it for free means I have more incentive to check it out properly and the developer gets compensated, money they would never have gotten from me otherwise. Another thing I would love to see is how PS+/XBL Gold discounts are agreed upon and how that specific discount impacts sales revenue. It's very possible that these promotions do directly harm some companies while benefiting other companies. The great thing is that the monetisation of games is no longer a static proposition. We've seen games go from full RRP to cut-rate to F2P and back again and they all have different versions of success and complete destruction.
hallben
Sure, but who's to say if that equates to the loss of revenue created by the mentality of lets wait for Games for Gold or +. I would think that the developers probably jump at the nominal payment considering the title may have under sold due to the mere existence of the program. Of course I am not saying you should buy bad games such as Strike Suit Zero, but Super Time Force is an excellent game and deserves to be purchased at full price!
Born2beSlicker
You don't think Microsoft/Sony compensate the developers when their game goes on promotion? My problem isn't with people buying games, I buy games all the time. My call out is when people impulse buy games and then don't invest the time in that product. There's nothing wrong with it, its your money, it just seems like a waste to me.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
New games announced. Xbox One: Super Time Force & Crimson Dragon Xbox 360: Monaco: Whats Yours is Mine & Halo: Reach Suck it Red and Ben! Practically every game you guys impulse bought is becoming free for me. :lol:
I stand by this one especially. I prefer to support devs that deserve it. The culture of waiting for games to go super cheap or become free will only hurt the industry in the long run.
Colonel Red
Born2beSlicker
New games announced. Xbox One: Super Time Force & Crimson Dragon Xbox 360: Monaco: Whats Yours is Mine & Halo: Reach Suck it Red and Ben! Practically every game you guys impulse bought is becoming free for me. :lol:
No beef, I'm just glad everyone gets the chance to enjoy STF. It's a stellar platform-shooter.
Born2beSlicker
This is why people need to listen to me!
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: I think the only one I bought was Strike Suit Zero.
Born2beSlicker
New games announced. Xbox One: Super Time Force & Crimson Dragon Xbox 360: Monaco: Whats Yours is Mine & Halo: Reach Suck it Red and Ben! Practically every game you guys impulse bought is becoming free for me. :lol:
Lostcauz
Need for speed has been added to DWG at 50% off (£27.50), not sure why it wasn't reduced to begin with alongside the DLC.
F2
If the rumours are true the reason all the Need for Speed add ons are on sale is that the game will be getting added to the EA vault very soon
Tezcatlipoca
Shitty week, unless you only have a 360 and want Guacamelee. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including 50% off Guacamelee! STCE for Xbox 360 There's also some sort of Binge Watch and Play sale, but I don't think we get it. None of the games linked have a marked discount, and the link for the video sale doesn't work.
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Battlefield Hardline will be released in March 2015

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EA has used its Q2 FY15 Financial Results and the Battlefield Blog to announce that Battlefield Hardline will be released on 17 March 2015 in North America, and beginning on 19 March 2015 in Europe.

The “cops and criminals” shooter from Visceral Games and EA DICE was originally due to launch in October 2014, until it was announced in July that it had been put back until “early 2015″.

Battlefield Hardline will be released for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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patrick_bateman
Obviously I'm very interested. Can't wait to see some gameplay(hopefully) at e3.
Tezcatlipoca
Official: www.ea.com/news/battlefield-hardline-coming-this-fall
Born2beSlicker
Normally I'd be into this. However the track record makes me think it's just going to be glorification for the war on drugs. That's just gross, if true. Hopefully it won't be such a blowjob to cops in the same way military games blow the US army.
Born2beSlicker
7 minute multiplayer video leaked. LAWL! Somebody is so getting fired for this. Edit: The video has been taken down. When somebody reuploads it, I will update the post.
patrick_bateman
I have seen the footage (on eurogamer 10 mins ago) and im impressed. If they can handle the hiests correctly and make it fun (like in the wonderful Payday 2) then they could have a belter here. Excited! Also its the best first showing of a game i have seen in about 15 years. As its just pure gameplay (i understand it maybe wasnt supposed to be shown as this though) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WHMCa1FbWE
Born2beSlicker
Fixed the video link in the article.
Mr C
I think the Battlefield brand has been so badly damaged they should have released it as a standalone title rather than a spin off. Does look good but can we really trust EA to release a stable experience at launch?
Born2beSlicker
I can't deny, the multiplayer looks like a lot of fun. Totally something I'm into. Single player could go either way. Everybody is going to be thinking about the pathetic 6 months of Battlefield 4 though. Then add on the first month of BF1943 and BF3...
NighteyesUK
Yeah, I'm interested, but fuck buying this at launch. I'll wait until the inevitable patches, just in time for a price drop.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, fuck buying another BF game at launch :lol:
Lostcauz
I'll probably buy at launch, someone has to. I can't see anyway that BF will get a easy ride in reviews after the BF4 launch so I'll see what comes out of them. It looks great and no doubt, EA will want to get a head start on Cod so potentially another October release.
Born2beSlicker
Lostcauz
I'll probably buy at launch, someone has to. .
No, nobody has to. That's the point. EA would hope people like you exist, rather than make sure their game works before asking for money.
Tezcatlipoca
It'd be nice if they went for Azure this time instead of their own awful servers again... Although I guess that won't ever happen with this or any other cross-platform game :(
Danger Moss
Mr C
I think the Battlefield brand has been so badly damaged they should have released it as a standalone title rather than a spin off. Does look good but can we really trust EA to release a stable experience at launch?
I'm not so sure. It's well established and has a dedicated following (particularly on PC) who will buy and play the games regardless. Despite the cluster fuck that was the BF4 launch there's still shit loads of people playing it. Myself included. It's still the best online FPS experience bar none in my book. Anyway this looks great. I hope the SP isn't just generic trash.
Lostcauz
Footage from the beta. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=877408245607667
Harry
Thats fake right? Thats a mod for Battlefield 4 right? Tell me thats not an entirely new game!
Lostcauz
Out October 21st http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... lease-date
Tezcatlipoca
WTF are so many games out in October?
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Battlefield Hardline – October release date revealed by first official trailer
Born2beSlicker
Fuuuuuck this game. God damn, how fucking tone deaf to your subject matter can you be?
NighteyesUK
Opinion piece from Polygon. http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/24/583772 ... ice-broken It basically says what I said. Fuck buying this at launch!
kelticdave
should it not be stop buying into games that are just cash cows full bullshit tiers of content.
Born2beSlicker
It was amazing that the EA CEO apologised for Battlefield 4, calling the launch unacceptable. Then in the same talk detailed DLC they're asking money for. EA was making an effort to improve themselves between 2007-2010. Now though, they're really pathetic.
F2
Good article that, it means if no fucker buys it it'll work fine for those of us who will be :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Great article. I love how it points out how BF now contradicts previous statements by DICE, such as regarding charging or maps or annualising the franchise :lol: :(
DragonBugg
I've systematically bought every BF game because they've all been good. BF4 was a bit of a let-down, but for me I never really got anything game breaking out of it. It was enjoyable, even if it was a little too fast-paced for BF. THIS game, however, I will not buy. As much as I enjoy the gametypes and concept, I really don't like how little this game actually changed. It feels... soulless. Like CoD... This franchise has gone downhill since BC2, though BF3 was still a really good game.
Harry
Did anyone here get on the beta? Is it as appalling as it looks (looks like a fan made mod)
Lostcauz
delayed until early 2015. http://blogs.battlefield.com/2014/07/bf ... 6060297497
NighteyesUK
They can delay it for a whole year, I'm still not buying it at launch.
Tezcatlipoca
NighteyesUK
They can delay it for a whole year, I'm still not buying it at launch.
It's good that they're delaying it, rather than rushing it out unfinished, but I still don't really care. Britxbox - Battlefield Hardline has been delayed from October 2014 until “early 2015″
Tezcatlipoca
Dated. Britxbox - Battlefield Hardline will be released in March 2015
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Exclusive content detailed for Grand Theft Auto V players returning to the game on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

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Rockstar has detailed the exclusive content it has created to “reward loyal GTAV fans” who plan on returning to the game via the updated Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions - including new events and rewards, new weapons, new challenges, new races, and a “Murder Mystery”.

New Events and Rewards - Players will have new events to encounter around the game world, with challenges that unlock rewards such as the Imponte Duke O’Death car and the Dodo seaplane.

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Brocktas
kelticdave
apparently R* removed it but someone over at http://gtaforums.com/topic/738573-gta-v ... confirmed/ had found cached versions. But yeah first person view and animals in GTA Online which can only mean hunting missions :D
That's enough to convince me to buy this again on the Xbox One when I get it.
kelticdave
apparently R* removed it but someone over at http://gtaforums.com/topic/738573-gta-v ... confirmed/ had found cached versions. But yeah first person view and animals in GTA Online which can only mean hunting missions :D
Tezcatlipoca
The Boardwalk Empire intro, using GTA V...
Tezcatlipoca
I'll definitely get this, but I'll probably wait until the new-year-lull. Britxbox - Grand Theft Auto V new-gen release dates and exclusive content announced – coming to Xbox One in November
Craigimt
Who'd like to buy me an early birthday present? :D
Born2beSlicker
Urgh! Too many games coming in November! :x
Floyd
Great news!! No way i'll be picking it up on release but at some point when I fancy some GTA
kelticdave
Tezcatlipoca
I'll knock up an article about this when I'm not working, but anyway... Xbox One & PS4 coming on 18 November. http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/a ... ls09122014
kelticdave
Ok so a few responses. 1. I saw this at the GameStop managers conference in Anehiem. Rockstar gave a 45 minute closed doors presentation. 2. They showed us multiple locals. The city, underwater areas, country side etc. 3. Foliage has been completely reworked. Tree barks been redone, individual grass blades, wild flowers etc. This applies to underwater areas as well. Completely reworked coral reefs and underwater plants. 4. Draw distance now is INSANE. One example they showed us was the main city at night. They showed it on PS3 first amd showed us how all lighting at a distance was pre baked. In the remaster its all pre loaded in real time and is dynamic. You can see lights and traffic flow from massive distances. 5. Water rendering system has been completely redone. Rivers / Ocean / rain are gorgeous 6. No release date given. They simply said soon. 7. Animal texture work has been 100 % re done. 8. Anti Aliasing looked great with little to no jaggies. Looked 1080p to me. It was demoed on PS4. 9. Promised "new" content. One example was new songs / soundtrack / radio stations. 10. Best remaster Ive seen by far. I literally gasped at the differences.
Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... count=3206 So everything is looking up for the remastered version.
Tezcatlipoca
A group of Spanish film-makers called Zapruda have made GTA: Madrid, a shot-for-shot live-action version of the first GTA V trailer: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/gta-5- ... 0-6420826/
Tezcatlipoca
As you said in the article - may as well wait for the Xbox One version! :lol: :x
Born2beSlicker
Argh! How could it take THIS long?!
Tezcatlipoca
Slicker's updated the front page regarding the latest delay for online Heists: BXB - GTA: Online heists delayed, again
Craigimt
I remember doing that! :lol: Best part was that I didn't blow up doing it. I'd get it again just for the MP though because you can spend a shit load of hours on it, especially when you can get a group of people on it.
F2
I enjoyed the chaos of the multiplayer free roam, Craig will agree with me on this as especially taking down idiots in attack choppers using stunt planes :lol:
Lostcauz
Danger Moss
Personally I don't see the draw of a next gen version. I pumped 100+ hours into the 360 version 100% it. If there's no new content then I'm not gonna rush to buy this.
I feel the same. It doesn't have a official release date but this needs to be out now for me to consider it and not in among the stacks of games in October
Danger Moss
Personally I don't see the draw of a next gen version. I pumped 100+ hours into the 360 version 100% it. If there's no new content then I'm not gonna rush to buy this.
Tezcatlipoca
Put this up at lunchtime... BXB - E3 2014 – Grand Theft Auto V coming this autumn to Xbox One, PS4, and PC
NighteyesUK
I did a playthrough very recently (which is one of the reasons I've been highly critical of Watch_Dogs), but I'm well up for this on the PS4.
Brocktas
This is the first game I've seen that would convince me to buy a next gen console. And I've already completed it.
gooner4life_uk
looooookaaaathaaaaaat
Tezcatlipoca
Autumn? I bet it's fucking October, like everything else! :x :lol: Good news, though. I'll definitely get this again.
Born2beSlicker
Ha, for a while I thought this would happen. I just liked getting a rise out of people. :mrgreen: I'm so ready to do this game again.
F2
He must have dozed off :lol: , the thing I'm taking from this announcement is what are we getting in 2015? Got to be Red Dead!
Phlashman
Slicker? :lol:
blackwatchEoEB
Coming to Next Gen and PC in the Autumn! Woot! http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/a ... ion-4-Xbox
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
The train fight scene from Skyfall, recreated in GTA V...
And now... someone else has done the truck chase from T2! http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... de-in-gta5
Floyd
A delorean? Red Dead Time Travel
ESXJedi
Flying cars?
Harry
I know I know I know! Red Dead........with cars!!! :hi5:
Floyd
Hope it's the next red dead!
NighteyesUK
F2
NighteyesUK
I'd like another Red Dead game.
Whilst I would love it more than anything to be this I reckon it'll be GTA for next gen and pc
NighteyesUK
I'd like another Red Dead game.
Born2beSlicker
We finally getting Agent?!
Tezcatlipoca
Bump for Gooner ;) BXB - Rockstar to release a game for Xbox One and PS4 before April 2015 Fingers crossed it's what everyone hopes...
Tezcatlipoca
:lol:
Born2beSlicker
Tez bumped it first!
gooner4life_uk
damn you slicker, everytime this thread gets bumped I expect a next gen version has been announced.
Born2beSlicker
The next one after this should be heists. YES!
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - The High Life Update coming to GTA Online on 13 May
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Spring updates for Grand Theft Auto Online revealed Capture Creator, Highlife Update, and... HEISTS.
sono
Sounds good, reason to keep hold of the Xbox 360 as well as GTA. I already double dipped at launch with a PS3 version also so won't be doing the same if they release it on either of the next gen consoles. I might start the story over but this time on the PS3 before the end of the year.
Born2beSlicker
They have said DLC will happen this year but there's no info. They want to get online heists out first, so I assume story DLC won't be until end of the year.
sono
Is there any news on additional story DLC coming anytime soon? or has the game run it's course. Like somebody mentioned above first game in a long time I completed. Fantastic.
Rodriquo
First game in a long time that I completed, I would double dip for a next gen version. I miss gta online
Ari1888
Fabulous game, shame I can't play it online.
Craigimt
I was on GTA yesterday. I wanna get back into it cause I enjoy the online when with friends.
Born2beSlicker
For having no Machinima tools, they did a better than expected job. Looked like a lot of fun to act out. I wish people I knew would play more GTA. Hopefully an XBO complete edition appears after the single player DLC.
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Remaking The Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary documentary will be released from 31 October

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Xbox Wire has announced that full-length documentary Remaking The Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary will be released from 31 October.

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Tezcatlipoca
Good stuff :)
Born2beSlicker
Here's the archive of me showing everything I'm allowed to show. http://www.twitch.tv/born2beslicker/b/583188070 Apparently I almost broke 200 viewers at one time, so most of my talking is with the chat.
Born2beSlicker
Yeah! That was a lot of fun. I'm confident the view count was purely because of the fact the game isn't out yet and not because I'm so entertaining. Hopefully when the embargo shifts a bit, I can stream some more.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
I'm going to stream right now. If anybody is interested. http://www.Twitch.TV/Born2beSlicker
Cheers for streaming Slicker. I had to go do some work. You've convinced me to get this at launch. :) Oh and nearly 200 viewers at one point! :o
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo 2: Anniversary – Cinematic Launch Trailer released
Born2beSlicker
I'm going to stream right now. If anybody is interested. www.Twitch.TV/Born2beSlicker
Lobiwan
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
Born2beSlicker
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
Show me something!!! :o
Born2beSlicker
Lobiwan
I wanted to hear about the menu system too, I love slick menus
Born2beSlicker
Not allowed today. I can tomorrow and onwards but only those 4 missions.
Lobiwan
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
Born2beSlicker
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
Twitch...? Haha
Danger Moss
Hmmmm... that's lame. I'll just wait for your review then.
Born2beSlicker
You'll see it on Xbox Live today. I have a copy. Just in case people have questions and stuff let me just say right now: From tomorrow: I can show/talk about:
“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary:” The Silent Cartographer · “Halo 2: Anniversary:” Gravemind · “Halo 3:” Sierra 117 · “Halo 4:” Infinity
I cannot talk about (or even play myself) any multiplayer what so ever. I also can't talk about the leaderboards, the player profiles or anything associated to customisation.What's in the "extras" section. NOTHING that's not those 4 missions above. I can't even say when the embargo lifts. Basically, I can barely talk about anything but I can make a few videos this week if anybody cares but it's stuff you have played so the scope is limited.
hallben
I might well be down for that.
Lostcauz
Count me in.
Craigimt
I'm bad enough at Halo, probably too bad.
Born2beSlicker
Are you a bad enough dude for Halo 1/2/3/4 Legendary co-op with me? I'll be needing the baddest of dudes to get to 4000GP over the Xmas period.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Remaking The Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary documentary will be released from 31 October
Lobiwan
Yea that blood gulch looks insane!
Tezcatlipoca
This is going to be awesome! :D
Born2beSlicker
Mega video post time! Halo: CE campaign/multiplayer 1080p/60FPS
Halo 2 Anniversary and Classic campaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 3 cmpaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 4 campaign/multiplayer at 1080p/60FPS
Halo 2 Anniversary Stonetown (Zanzibar) 1-flag CTF at 1080p/60fps
Halo 2 Anniversary Bloodline (Coagulation) CTF Classic at 1080p/60FPS
This is pretty much everything being displayed on what will be on the Halo:MCC. If this looks cool to you, then buy it. If it's not a big enough draw to replay 4 old Halo games, then wait for Halo 5.
Phlashman
Looks awesome, I'm really hyped for MCC, going to play it through with my lady over xmas, she's not played Halo before but I think she'll like it.
samikaz
that video just give me more reason to be impatient :clap:
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Shout out to bad links.
hallben
More importantly, this is looking really good. Fuck YouTube, thanks Tez.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
You need Xbox Live to activate the console when you buy it. There's no 100% offline XBO as every single one of them needs to be exposed to the Internet at least once. So if you bought the console, it's established you have Internet in some capacity, hence why this theory doesn't make sense. Buying digital or on disc, you need to hook up to the Internet to get the 20GB for free. There's no benefit to buying it online.
You are talking in hard logic and facts. I am talking about marketing and perception. People are still clinging on to the old notions, this is another nudge into a future some wanted postponed.
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
I know, but I still *need* all the content! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
You're not going to play multiplayer first. Some might, you won't. Nobody here will except for MintSauce and maybe Lostcauz.
Tezcatlipoca
The benefit is that you get the 20GB before release, rather than having to wait for it to download after you have first waited for the disc to install. Some of us are impatient! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
You need Xbox Live to activate the console when you buy it. There's no 100% offline XBO as every single one of them needs to be exposed to the Internet at least once. So if you bought the console, it's established you have Internet in some capacity, hence why this theory doesn't make sense. Buying digital or on disc, you need to hook up to the Internet to get the 20GB for free. There's no benefit to buying it online.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
How does this push to go digital? You're getting the 20GB either way.
Your not if you aint connected to the internet. Which is the entire point, it harkens back to the initial vision of the console. Which means, why bother buying the disk physically in the first place. Its something that would have been a second disk, but MS don't want it to be like that, because they want you buying the product directly from there store. I would say that if this was ANY other publisher it would have been a 2nd disk. Not that I mind as I don't get any physical media from retail any-more.
Tezcatlipoca
You can play the Campaign while the update downloads and installs, as the bulk of the update is for the MP.
Craigimt
Didn't they say you could play while the update downloads? So it wouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.
Tezcatlipoca
... but if you pre-order the digital download you get the 20GB before release and are ready to go at launch, whereas if you get the disc you have to wait until you've installed the 45GB disc on/after release before you can then even start downloading the 20GB. Even if I hadn't already made the decision to "go digital" this gen (on Xbox), this update and the ability to preload would certainly push me towards the download rather than the disc.
Born2beSlicker
How does this push to go digital? You're getting the 20GB either way.
hallben
Is it not more likely that MS wants to push consumers into digital? We already know that makes more business sense for them and it's something they always wanted for the new Xbox One ecosystem.
Tezcatlipoca
While BDs still cost more than DVDs, they're not the kind of awful prices they used to be, plus the cost per disc to MS would probably be fuck all compared to what consumers have to pay, given the scale involved.
Born2beSlicker
I'd think shipping 2 Blu-Rays would be a lot more expensive than 2 DVDs?
Tezcatlipoca
No time to knock my own version up... Eurogamer - Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection Sourced from posts by Frank O'Connor on NeoGAF: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... tcount=223 http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... count=1491 Speculation as to why they didn't just stick the MP on a second disc: 1) Unlike the Xbox 360, the Xbox One cannot link two disc installs together as one game, so the extra 20GB has to come as a download and not a disc installation? Even though the end result of a disc installation is the same as a download - the game is on the HDD - maybe it just can't tie a second disc to the first as a single unified game? Unfortunate if true, but I suppose it could be the case. 2) It's not ready yet! While the game has gone gold, that's obviously just the Campaign given that the 20GB update (bulk of which is the MP) isn't available yet for those who have pre-loaded the digital download. You can't stick something on a disc if it's not actually ready... (this isn't BF4!). I don't care, as buying the download means it'll be downloaded, installed, and updated in time for launch. Still sucks for people buying the disc, though, especially if they have slow / capped broadband.
Born2beSlicker
There's one scene I assume Blur didn't remake from Halo 2. Remember the crashed ship you drive past in Old Mombassa and the ODST squad Cortana contacts to establish the situation on the ground?
Most people who played Halo 2 have never seen this scene, as its on the multiplayer map pack disc.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
OK, well pre-bought mine, because, um Halo? :D
Lobiwan
Oh yea I'm well anal about all this stuff, even tho I have faith in the fact it will download, I just like to know when it will be happening so I can make sure it's happening.... Because I have faith.... :lol:
Born2beSlicker
The Xbox One's instant on mode, pre-loading games, automatic downloads/installs and preview updates have really revealed just how anal people are about their devices. They make features to be simple and automatic so that you don't need to think about it. "Oh there's a new update? Cool, my Xbox will get round to it". When really it's: "There's a new update?! I tried turning my console on a few times and it still doesn't see it! I can't use it now when it's OLD"!
hallben
Lobiwan
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
Yes...
No it doesn't.... :D
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: All that matters is that it downloads the 20GB "content update" before launch, which Ayoub said it will do :) Mine's all installed and ready for the update :)
Lobiwan
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
Yes...
hallben
It will be before the game comes out but probably not by much. Does it really matter?
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