Check out the Halo 2 Anniversary cinematics

At the San Diego Comic Con, 343 Industries released a trailer showing off the new cinematics of Halo 2: Anniversary from the Halo: Master Chief Collection.

Produced by Blur, the cinematics are going to be both beautiful and most of the budget. Halo: Master Chief Collection releases on November 14th 2014.

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Janus
We can all relive the most expected yet hated cliffhanger in gaming history. "Sir, finishing this fight..." WHERE'S MY LAST LEVEL? Moron.
Born2beSlicker
The Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include the following features and items: 1080p 60 FPS Dedicated Servers 1 bundle, no plans to separate them Original Multiplayer & Campaigns Custom games confirmed Split-screen confirmed LAN play is being worked on, no confirmation yet Universal Map/Game Voting (Can pick from Halo 1-4 in Match-Making) Forge will be back for Halo 2, 3, and 4 100+ Original Halo Maps 4000 Xbox Gamercore Terminals are back $60 Price Tag Halo 5 Beta Key No news on PC version
Keep in mind, footage is from live streams. I'm sure we'll get authentic footage with proper resolution soon.
sono
I'm in.
Mr C
That is one heck of a package. I love the idea of cooping mix and match levels from each of the games.
Born2beSlicker
I have: Halo: Reach Legendary Edition (the statue) Halo: CEA Halo 2 Limited Edition Halo 2 PC Halo 3 Legendary Edition (the helmet) Halo 3: ODST Halo: Wars Limited Edition (the book) Halo 4: Special Edition So my question to you guys....eBay vs CeX? CeX is offering about £86 trade in credit for the lot. Do I go through the hassle of eBay and posting this big stuff for cash or take the easy route for credit?
gooner4life_uk
why are you getting rid?
Born2beSlicker
B-role of Halo 2 Anniversary:
Born2beSlicker
gooner4life_uk
why are you getting rid?
I don't like clutter. I've had these big statues on my desk for years and as cool as they are, I won't be playing the 360 games again once the XBO collection comes out. I may as well sell them for credit/money to put towards that and somebody who will appreciate this Halo stuff more than me can have them. I used to be into the whole "buy ALL THE COLLECTABLES" back in 2007-2010 but I don't really care for the big collectable toys anymore.
hallben
I got rid of the statues but I shall be keeping the games. Especially the day 1 first printing of Halo CE. Thats never going anywhere.
Janus
hallben
I got rid of the statues but I shall be keeping the games. Especially the day 1 first printing of Halo CE. Thats never going anywhere.
Pretty sure I still have my original Halo:CE too.
DragonBugg
So wait, online multiplayer for Halo CE?... And no confirmation of PC version, but the fact that that's even a thought kinda gives me mild hope. Doubtful though. I may have to pick up an XBone for this shit... God damnit, I was hoping to not have to get another console other than maybe a PS4 for exclusives... I can't resist the resurrection of Halo 2 multiplayer though... That is still the most enjoyable arcade multiplayer I have ever played.
PreachedMONKEY
This sums up how I feel.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Community Q&A 343i has published a Q&A as part of the latest Halo Bulletin. - Digital downloads come with the Halo: Nightfall series and the Halo 5 beta, just like the disc version. - 2 player split-screen & online Campaign co-op for Halo 1 & 2, 2 player split-screen and 4 player online Campaign co-op for Halo 3 & 4. - Fresh start with respect to rank, stats, etc. And lots more...
hallben
Online campaign Co-op for 1 and 2! Hell yes.
Born2beSlicker
Online co-op existed in Halo CEA. Having it in 2 is new though!
hallben
Good point. But still, I am very psyched for all this.
Craigimt
Halo CEA had online co-op but you couldn't actually save it mid-level and start again from that checkpoint at a later date though could you? When I went through it with a friend we had to make sure we actually finished a level before we went offline. Watch someone prove me wrong now. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
I dunno. I didn't quit mid-mission because I ain't no punk bitch.
Danger Moss
You've never been able to save mid level during online coop in any halo game.
Craigimt
What I mean is that there was no checkpoints to choose from if you were playing coop so you had to start the level again if you quit half way through.
Lostcauz
One of the changes to Ascension, 3 switches around the map that can activate the bubble shield in the middle of the map. Coagulation will get the make over treatment.
Harry
Their doing it some good justice.
Born2beSlicker
I played this game for years. Being able to play it again is something I didn't think would ever happen. These improvements look/sound cool too.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Terminal Trailer, Coagulation remastered, new Gungoose
Born2beSlicker
Zanzibar getting anniversary treatment!
Also, DEM VISUALS!
hallben
Holy fucking shit balls. That looks GORGEOUS!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
But... Isn't that CGI?
Born2beSlicker
I assume it is. Blur aren't afraid of going balls deep. They did the Halo Wars cutscenes too.
kelticdave
I hate you mark I'm getting all excited for this :lol: going to have to get myself a Xbone now
Born2beSlicker
WHERE'S YOUR PC MASTER RACE NOW?!
kelticdave
Its in my room crying cause I want to play halo
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: :lol:
hallben
Just a thought, but can you make it clearer whats the before and after shot for those, they don't look that different. :D
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Zanzibar becomes pretty in Halo 2 Anniversary

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Zanzibar was the flagship map of Halo 2′s multiplayer back in 2004. 343 Industries has announced that it is the latest to get the full anniversary treatment in the Halo: Master Chief Collection.

How much prettier are we talking? Well, here’s “Camp Froman”.

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From the forum (33 posts)
Posted: by .
Janus
We can all relive the most expected yet hated cliffhanger in gaming history. "Sir, finishing this fight..." WHERE'S MY LAST LEVEL? Moron.
Born2beSlicker
The Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include the following features and items: 1080p 60 FPS Dedicated Servers 1 bundle, no plans to separate them Original Multiplayer & Campaigns Custom games confirmed Split-screen confirmed LAN play is being worked on, no confirmation yet Universal Map/Game Voting (Can pick from Halo 1-4 in Match-Making) Forge will be back for Halo 2, 3, and 4 100+ Original Halo Maps 4000 Xbox Gamercore Terminals are back $60 Price Tag Halo 5 Beta Key No news on PC version
Keep in mind, footage is from live streams. I'm sure we'll get authentic footage with proper resolution soon.
sono
I'm in.
Mr C
That is one heck of a package. I love the idea of cooping mix and match levels from each of the games.
Born2beSlicker
I have: Halo: Reach Legendary Edition (the statue) Halo: CEA Halo 2 Limited Edition Halo 2 PC Halo 3 Legendary Edition (the helmet) Halo 3: ODST Halo: Wars Limited Edition (the book) Halo 4: Special Edition So my question to you guys....eBay vs CeX? CeX is offering about £86 trade in credit for the lot. Do I go through the hassle of eBay and posting this big stuff for cash or take the easy route for credit?
gooner4life_uk
why are you getting rid?
Born2beSlicker
B-role of Halo 2 Anniversary:
Born2beSlicker
gooner4life_uk
why are you getting rid?
I don't like clutter. I've had these big statues on my desk for years and as cool as they are, I won't be playing the 360 games again once the XBO collection comes out. I may as well sell them for credit/money to put towards that and somebody who will appreciate this Halo stuff more than me can have them. I used to be into the whole "buy ALL THE COLLECTABLES" back in 2007-2010 but I don't really care for the big collectable toys anymore.
hallben
I got rid of the statues but I shall be keeping the games. Especially the day 1 first printing of Halo CE. Thats never going anywhere.
Janus
hallben
I got rid of the statues but I shall be keeping the games. Especially the day 1 first printing of Halo CE. Thats never going anywhere.
Pretty sure I still have my original Halo:CE too.
DragonBugg
So wait, online multiplayer for Halo CE?... And no confirmation of PC version, but the fact that that's even a thought kinda gives me mild hope. Doubtful though. I may have to pick up an XBone for this shit... God damnit, I was hoping to not have to get another console other than maybe a PS4 for exclusives... I can't resist the resurrection of Halo 2 multiplayer though... That is still the most enjoyable arcade multiplayer I have ever played.
PreachedMONKEY
This sums up how I feel.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Community Q&A 343i has published a Q&A as part of the latest Halo Bulletin. - Digital downloads come with the Halo: Nightfall series and the Halo 5 beta, just like the disc version. - 2 player split-screen & online Campaign co-op for Halo 1 & 2, 2 player split-screen and 4 player online Campaign co-op for Halo 3 & 4. - Fresh start with respect to rank, stats, etc. And lots more...
hallben
Online campaign Co-op for 1 and 2! Hell yes.
Born2beSlicker
Online co-op existed in Halo CEA. Having it in 2 is new though!
hallben
Good point. But still, I am very psyched for all this.
Craigimt
Halo CEA had online co-op but you couldn't actually save it mid-level and start again from that checkpoint at a later date though could you? When I went through it with a friend we had to make sure we actually finished a level before we went offline. Watch someone prove me wrong now. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
I dunno. I didn't quit mid-mission because I ain't no punk bitch.
Danger Moss
You've never been able to save mid level during online coop in any halo game.
Craigimt
What I mean is that there was no checkpoints to choose from if you were playing coop so you had to start the level again if you quit half way through.
Lostcauz
One of the changes to Ascension, 3 switches around the map that can activate the bubble shield in the middle of the map. Coagulation will get the make over treatment.
Harry
Their doing it some good justice.
Born2beSlicker
I played this game for years. Being able to play it again is something I didn't think would ever happen. These improvements look/sound cool too.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Terminal Trailer, Coagulation remastered, new Gungoose
Born2beSlicker
Zanzibar getting anniversary treatment!
Also, DEM VISUALS!
hallben
Holy fucking shit balls. That looks GORGEOUS!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
But... Isn't that CGI?
Born2beSlicker
I assume it is. Blur aren't afraid of going balls deep. They did the Halo Wars cutscenes too.
kelticdave
I hate you mark I'm getting all excited for this :lol: going to have to get myself a Xbone now
Born2beSlicker
WHERE'S YOUR PC MASTER RACE NOW?!
kelticdave
Its in my room crying cause I want to play halo
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: :lol:
hallben
Just a thought, but can you make it clearer whats the before and after shot for those, they don't look that different. :D
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s release date has been brought forward

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Monolith’s action RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will now be released in the UK on 3 October, rather than on 7 October as originally announced.

The new date for the UK covers all platforms – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and PC.

[via Joystiq]

From the forum (14 posts)
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hallben
I have always wanted a good LOTR game, always. They always seem to fall short. Then again, I still aint seen the Hobbit.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Has potential, this. Reports suggest it's a bit like the Batman Arkham games, but in Middle Earth. [u:3h4wgr6q]Info Hub[/u:3h4wgr6q]
NighteyesUK
Yeah, I read earlier that the gameplay style is inspired by the Arkham games.
Danger Moss
BUMP!
Oh! Ok. That looks amazing. The Nemesis thing sounds like an awesome mechanic.
Harry
Thought it looks pretty good! ....then I realised it's just assassins creed.
hallben
Thought it was a well thought out post! .... Then I realised it was just Harry.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Looks cool!
Craigimt
hallben
Thought it was a well thought out post! .... Then I realised it was just Harry.
You say that but one of the devs of AC2 says that code from AC2 has been used in this game. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/01/23/s ... in+twitter
Harry
hallben
Thought it was a well thought out post! .... Then I realised it was just Harry.
Still disappointed, after all these years? Oh well..... :wave:
MoBiUGeArSkIn
That AC2 code thing is completely ridiculous. I'm genuinely amazed IGN'S staff even thought it was newsworthy.
Harry
It looks next gen, I'll give it that but given that it looks SO much like a resinkined assassins Creed does it not warrant a news story that someone who spent 2 years building Assassins Creed 2 says he actually thinks they are stealing code? I guess if your a member of the legal team twiddling your thumbs you might to start looking in to this. Too Human :lol:
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Unless the guy lives in the Matrix, what he can actually see is a development team lifting ideas from another popular franchise.
Danger Moss
Bump! New story trailer and a release date of 7th of October.
Tezcatlipoca
Slight change in release date: now the 3rd of October instead of the 7th (and the US now gets it on 30th September). Britxbox - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s release date has been brought forward
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BioWare Teasing a New Game

A video sent to fans of BioWare (including myself) appeared today which seems to be teasing a new IP (or intellectual property or game to those who don’t understand video gamer double talk).

The video depicts several surreal images and ends with the tag line “What really happens when we sleep?”, colour me intrigued.

The video is saved under the name “ShadowRealms_Teaser_Video” which could be hinting at the games title because BioWare filed a trademark for Shadow Realms earlier this year.

The Destiny beta is now open to everyone, no code required

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Bungie announced last night that the Destiny beta no longer requires a code for access, and that it is now open to everyone with a valid subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus.

The beta initially launched on 17 July for PS3 and PS4, and on 22 July for Xbox 360 and Xbox One (with a brief bit of downtime for maintenance in between), and is due to run through to the end of 27 July (PDT).

The final game itself will be released on 9 September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.

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hallben
Nope, not closed yet though the Moon and Iron Banner stuff has been turned off again. They haven't said about carry over but I would assume that no, it won't. Things like that very rarely do.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Is it closed now? Do we know if any of this stuff carries over?
Pug
Once I got up to level 8 I left it. Didn't even go on for the moon shizzazzles last night, can't wait for the release now.
drakau_mk2
Not sure if you could actually do the 2nd and 3rd moon missions or not (i was only lvl 6 last night) but that last fight in the first one was great :) had to solo it, but luckily i had my heavy machine gun primed for the SOB at the end :)))
Tezcatlipoca
Did the Moon mission. Pretty good. I then tried the Strike, and got teamed up with a couple of random players. It was good fun, although some parts were a fucking slog - the two yellow-bar boss things, plus the waves in the cave while Ghost was unlocking the mesh. Good stuff, though. Only have one character, a level 8 Warlock. After feeling a bit meh at first, this has gone back up in my estimation and may well be a day 1 for me.
Born2beSlicker
I just found it weird that people bought that game, especially at the price it launched at. We all knew how tiny the game was but people still bought into the brand name, which justified Konami allowing it to go to retail. So, I was wondering if how you felt about people defending the game also applies to those who bought it anyway.
NighteyesUK
Your point being?
Born2beSlicker
What about those parts that gave Konami money by buying it?
NighteyesUK
Loved the moon! I'm day one for this. I love the co-op gameplay aspect, I love how you can explore the planets... It's fucking wicked. It's also a visual masterpiece; those skies... :shock: The PVP stuff is, for me personally, dire. It's Halo online all over again, and I fucking hated that. But the rest, the actual meat is fucking fantastic. And this was just a beta! Also, someone mentioned this over on rllmuk - there's far more game here, in this beta, than there is in the entirety of MGS Ground Zeroes, FOR FREE no less. I called Ground Zeroes out as an outrageously overpriced demo from the moment I finished it, anyone defending that game now is a fucking prat.
Born2beSlicker
MoBiUGeArSkIn
What happened? The whole thing went crazy. I got through the Moon mission. The music on that section at the temple was fantastic!
It took a knock at Xbox Live. It seems both XBL and PSN got unstable from the flash mob. They seem to have fixed it now, though.
Reaper Uk
hallben
Reaper Uk
Think I got everything I could from the beta, 25ish hours between ps4 and Xbox one, have maxed all classes on Xbox one, but only had a warlock on Ps4. Cant wait for this now. Seems far to long away. Love the strike mission but only if you have a good team, can be a bit of a grind if someone quits or you get two low level characters who shouldn't be doing it. Get a good team and its really fun. Love the look of the moon and quite fun exploring it while you are in the mission you can do. And there is an event that happens while you are there.
You sir shall be my ringer. If I am stuck or need help with this your gonna be my first port of call!
Hopefully will be on it a fair bit when the full game is released so if you ever see me on feel free to invite me.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
What happened? The whole thing went crazy. I got through the Moon mission. The music on that section at the temple was fantastic!
hallben
Reaper Uk
Think I got everything I could from the beta, 25ish hours between ps4 and Xbox one, have maxed all classes on Xbox one, but only had a warlock on Ps4. Cant wait for this now. Seems far to long away. Love the strike mission but only if you have a good team, can be a bit of a grind if someone quits or you get two low level characters who shouldn't be doing it. Get a good team and its really fun. Love the look of the moon and quite fun exploring it while you are in the mission you can do. And there is an event that happens while you are there.
You sir shall be my ringer. If I am stuck or need help with this your gonna be my first port of call!
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
If Solo play wasn't acceptable, it wouldn't be an option. I like the idea of co-op, but it's no use if none of your Friends are online when you are, or if they are online but aren't at the same point in the story or are playing a different game entirely.
That's why they have the tower to form fire teams, as well as have a low level cap, as they want you to focus on gun upgrades rather than have a level 20 with level 65 friends.
Reaper Uk
Think I got everything I could from the beta, 25ish hours between ps4 and Xbox one, have maxed all classes on Xbox one, but only had a warlock on Ps4. Cant wait for this now. Seems far to long away. Love the strike mission but only if you have a good team, can be a bit of a grind if someone quits or you get two low level characters who shouldn't be doing it. Get a good team and its really fun. Love the look of the moon and quite fun exploring it while you are in the mission you can do. And there is an event that happens while you are there.
hallben
The same point in the story? :D :D This is like an MMO, story is pretty much irrelevant. But anyway, I was able to do the Moon in a fireteam just before the Beta crapped out and seemed to take XBL with it.
Tezcatlipoca
If Solo play wasn't acceptable, it wouldn't be an option. I like the idea of co-op, but it's no use if none of your Friends are online when you are, or if they are online but aren't at the same point in the story or are playing a different game entirely.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
MOOOOOON!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Feels fine in either capacity to me. I solo'd the story stuff but have done everything else in the company of randoms. All seamless. I think this game is fucking excellent. I wasn't sure at first, wasn't excited. But playing it has completely turned me into a believer. Can't wait for the full release.
hallben
While I enjoy the challenge of Solo, I do find the co-op more rewarding. Unlike Halo the game is meant to be played with others.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
You can solo if you want, the game adapts. If you solo, its Halo.
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
I *think* I've done all available story missions... Although the map doesn't make it obvious. Not tried the Strike, yet, but I had a couple of goes on the Crucible... Although tbh I'd rather play Titanfall Hardpoint or BF4 Domination/Conquest. I do like the story stuff, though. Not too keen on Darkness Zones. Some seem a bit too long, given the waves and boss at the end. I'd prefer more checkpoints if unable to respawn. Special event thing is 10pm BST Saturday.
Wait. You're playing a co-op game solo?
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Ding. Level 8
hallben
Tezcatlipoca
I *think* I've done all available story missions... Although the map doesn't make it obvious. Not tried the Strike, yet, but I had a couple of goes on the Crucible... Although tbh I'd rather play Titanfall Hardpoint or BF4 Domination/Conquest. I do like the story stuff, though. Not too keen on Darkness Zones. Some seem a bit too long, given the waves and boss at the end. I'd prefer more checkpoints if unable to respawn. Special event thing is 10pm BST Saturday.
This game is meant to be played co-op dude. Try and get a game with me or someone else on here! Join the clan as well. The strike is loads of fun! I shall be on tonight for the stress test and the Moon.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Think I'm level 6 now. I mega love it
Tezcatlipoca
The 10pm special event (2 hour slot) will allow people to play the currently-locked Moon mission.
Mr C
Tried this last night and loved it. Was surprised at how nice it looks, it really does look rather good. It seems to me a natural progression of an fps. So far impressed and hopeful the final product will be everything we are expecting
Tezcatlipoca
I *think* I've done all available story missions... Although the map doesn't make it obvious. Not tried the Strike, yet, but I had a couple of goes on the Crucible... Although tbh I'd rather play Titanfall Hardpoint or BF4 Domination/Conquest. I do like the story stuff, though. Not too keen on Darkness Zones. Some seem a bit too long, given the waves and boss at the end. I'd prefer more checkpoints if unable to respawn. Special event thing is 10pm BST Saturday.
hallben
Harry
No point pre ordering then was there...... It's all part of the learning curve.
The beta more than anything is a stress test, this was always gonna happen.
Pug
gooner4life_uk
I've cancelled my pre-order, I like it and I'll get it, but I dont £54.99 like it.
Dunno if it makes any diff, but it's £45 on Amazon, possibly cheaper elsewhere.....haven't looked.
Harry
No point pre ordering then was there...... It's all part of the learning curve.
Tezcatlipoca
The beta is now open to everyone. http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Beta-Al ... ?aid=11962
patrick_bateman
Been playing for a few hours on 360 today. Maxed out my warlock and did every available. Had damn good fun. Game looks brilliant on 360/ Had one game in the crucible and its safe to say I will not be back soon. I was getting killed by one shot by everyone. Might have been a glitch.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I think some of you guys are on fucking drugs. Im in.
hallben
It's a shame people can't get along with the MMO elements. I am not an MMO gamer, I have dabbled but never anything serious. However it seems like an inevitable evolution of gaming and one many predicted going into this generation. Everything is going MP in a constant sense. I for one enjoy the gun play, the look, the music and hell, event the 'story' from what little we have seen. I do believe that many elements have been excised from the release and I hope people can wait and see before casting any final decisions about this title. But I think at the point, if you find the game-play isn't for you, that wont change with the full release. I have set up the BXB clan up. It's for both Xbox and Playstation. Not sure why this is beneficial (possible 'rewards' but its vague), but it's there.
Harry
I think fps games are dead in general :/
Born2beSlicker
Yeah, I think I'm out for good. There is some fun to be had but overall the mechanics are too sloppy and the design is too focused on grinding that replicates MMOs rather than improving on them.
NighteyesUK
:o What? No way! ;) My point is that without that drive to see new stuff and play new scenarios, the gameplay gets boring very quickly. It looks like it may well be too grindy for my liking. :|
hallben
Well, um, its not a full game, it's a beta... With areas cut off and not included. We dont even have access to everything on The Tower.
NighteyesUK
Have to admit, I'm a little bored now that I've run out of SP/Co-op content. :(
hallben
Yeh, but I couldn't be bothered. lol.
Born2beSlicker
Nice one! Though I'm not sure what they could have done to counter that? Are you aware that the YouTube app allows uploading now?
hallben
Triple kill in my first crucible match. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F ... ideo%2cmp4
gooner4life_uk
I've cancelled my pre-order, I like it and I'll get it, but I dont £54.99 like it.
Monkey C
Born2beSlicker
I was afraid when watching the footage that this game would be a dull shooter powered by loot and filling up bars to get higher numbers on your gear and it feels exactly like that. It could be enjoyable co-op as Borderlands was fun with friends when solo was boring as shit. It's clear that Bungie want to make a hybrid co-op/MMOFPS and they seem to have nailed that with the server merging for public events but that just isn't what I find enjoyable with a shooter. It sucks, as it seems like there will be a lot of content in this game to spend years playing. The boss fights highlight exactly why I don't like this style of shooter. I was standing in a corner just constantly spraying at this big Priest dude and a giant robot tank (different missions) until their HP bar emptied. It wasn't exciting nor challenging, it was just pushing through to the next spawn trigger and XP boost. On the plus side, it sure is a pretty game. The skyboxes and character models are all beautiful to see and the UI is absolutely gorgeous.
Yeah, this largely echoes my sentiments. I do like the game, and I will pick it up, but I'm hoping for some more impact come release. Monk
hallben
I aint tried Crucible yet and it doesn't really interest me. Its not really for me. I don't agree with you basic argument really. It's just another tangent/evolution of games and their various styles. From a design perspective it seems like a given, marrying the two most popular genres of games into one; genius. I think you play shooters for the skill, you like to get the feedback that you are doing well or poorly in a measured and immediate way. A headshot is a kill etc. With games skewing more casual and the audience widening shooters are becoming more relaxed and this is a clear example of that. As someone who is married with a limited amount of time and money, a game I can sit down with, enjoy, get some fat loots and boost some levels without feeling like I am failing or being punished is a very enjoyable experience. It's just a million miles away from what you want from a shooter. But you must acknowledge and except that that does NOT make this a bad game in any way shape or form.
Born2beSlicker
I don't think FPS suits an MMO mentality in the way Destiny is doing it. MMO and games like that are about loot and the gear you have, whilst FPS has always been about individual skill and agility. What you're doing feels so disconnected with what's on screen because everything is mathematical calculations based on grinding, rather than out-playing the enemy.
There is a disconnect, but that is not inherently a bad thing. It's just a different way of playing an FPS.
Born2beSlicker
There's a world of difference between fighting a Halo Elite and a Destiny Captain. One feels like a fight. The other feels like a slog. I'm assuming that the people who like this game have enjoyed MMORPGs and that's fine I guess. As a shooter though, coming from somebody who loves shooters both competitive and cooperative, it is boring.
Their is a difference yes, but I don't agree about it feeling like a slog. I guess I have aged away from competitive shooters as I don't find it boring. I find the war you have to wage enjoyable and a real sense of accomplishment can come from a hard fought battle.
Born2beSlicker
The crucible isn't balanced at all. Why they bothered with versus multiplayer is beyond me. If you're going to do that, at least put in load outs to balance the match.
I shall probably just not bother with this. For me Destiny is a mixture of Halo and a mature Borderlands with a hint of Diablo. It's a mish-mash and from what I have played so far, max level Alpha, level 6 PS4 and level 6 Xbox One its on the top of my list of games I want this year.
Born2beSlicker
I don't think FPS suits an MMO mentality in the way Destiny is doing it. MMO and games like that are about loot and the gear you have, whilst FPS has always been about individual skill and agility. What you're doing feels so disconnected with what's on screen because everything is mathematical calculations based on grinding, rather than out-playing the enemy. There's a world of difference between fighting a Halo Elite and a Destiny Captain. One feels like a fight. The other feels like a slog. I'm assuming that the people who like this game have enjoyed MMORPGs and that's fine I guess. As a shooter though, coming from somebody who loves shooters both competitive and cooperative, it is boring. The crucible isn't balanced at all. Why they bothered with versus multiplayer is beyond me. If you're going to do that, at least put in load outs to balance the match.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
Oh....FUCK YOU! (love you)
Ah, sorry dude. I totally disagree and find the game really compelling and fun. It just seems to be fundamentally the wrong kind of game for you.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Presumably you've just run into something that wasn't meant for your level. Like in any MMO.
Craigimt
Loot focused doesn't equal grindfest... Also, if I was playing Diablo or Borderlands I would of found a shit tonne of loot during that that 1:25 but I didn't. Oh and it's broken because it shouldn't take 35 minutes to kill one boss. Look at the amount of damage we were doing over that 5 minute period, the health bar barely moved. That is not fun, so I don't get where this love for the game is coming from. It was shit. Oh and a lot of the missions we did was basically just horde mode.
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Halo: Nightfall – First Look video and more info from San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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343 Industries and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions used a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today to present a first look video for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series coming to Xbox this November.

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Born2beSlicker
So I guess they're doing Halo 2: Anniversary. If multiplayer is there, I'll be rock hard.
Phlashman
I still think they're going to pull something big out of the hat for whatever this years game is.
Herbalzier
Next gen milking of the cash cow
Tezcatlipoca
Looking forward to this :) I'll definitely also get Halo 2 Anniversary, assuming it's out this year (which I think is a safe bet!).
Born2beSlicker
Herbalzier
Next gen milking of the cash cow
There's a lot of external milking. Merch, books, this TV stuff and comics. But is it considered milking when the games are high quality and not churned out (apart from Spartan Assault) like other big franchises? I've never considered the Halo games to be milked out.
Tezcatlipoca
Exactly. It's not like COD :lol:
Born2beSlicker
As standard procedure, if the artwork or inevitable trailers confuse you, wait for the ninjas to come out. Halo has always had a rabid fan base that comb over every detail available to decode the imagery hidden within these reveals. R/Halo and the Waypoint forums are going to be analysing the artwork released for any inside scoops on what we can expect from this game.
Danger Moss
Hard to get pumped when its still 18 months away. Maybe we'll see some game play at E3 though. Halo 2? Meh, I wants new Halos.
Phlashman
I think you'll get another CG trailer at E3, the gameplay stuff will be whatever's coming this year. Though I think they might show off something cool that'll be a taste of Halo 5 and say "hey, we've put this is Halo 2 HD for this year!"
Geordie
Not just Halo 2 HD? http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/16/halo ... collection Now that would be cool
Mr Skunk
I hope this is true! I've played every Halo game but would happily do it all over again on Xbox One and it would be a great conduit for Halo virgins to pick up the story.
Deej
I've just been re-playing some Halo 2 and the only thing about re-releasing this game is that the single player had quite a few flaws - The bits with Scarabs, the bits with Brutes, the nonsensical narrative of the later narratives. Also, the lame boss battles.
Janus
Pretty excited. This will make me buy an Xbox One. If Halo 2 anniversary is out this year, I will definitely buy it.
sono
Geordie
Not just Halo 2 HD? http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/16/halo ... collection Now that would be cool
I hope this is true, I've never played Halo 1 used 2 for multiplayer never bought 3 and played 4 for about 2 hours.
Tezcatlipoca
Seems a little early to me for Nightfall to have its own thread (plus surely it would go in Music, Film, and TV?), so I'll stick this here: Britxbox - First look at Halo: Nightfall’s Agent Locke, played by Mike Colter Colter's a good actor, familiar to those who watch The Good Wife or The Following. I would hope that they also use him for Halo 5, unlike where they changed actors for Commander Lasky between Forward Unto Dawn and Halo 4. More info due to come at the Halo: Nightfall panel at the SDCC on Thursday.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: Nightfall – First Look video and more info from San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Locke will be playable in Halo 5! :| ... I hope that Locke is only a playable co-op character in Halo 5 (like the Arbiter in Halo 3), and *not* a playable SP character in Halo 5 (like the Arbiter in Halo 2). I really hate it when games make you play as different characters. It fucks with the immersion. The only game I can think of that pulled it off successfully is GTA V.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Could be a Dead Space 3 scenario, where he is playable with extra stuff in coop?
Colonel Red
Tezcatlipoca
I really hate it when games make you play as different characters. It fucks with the immersion. The only game I can think of that pulled it off successfully is GTA V.
The Last of Us? BioShock Infinite (BaS)? Even Heavy Rain did it quite well. The problem with Halo 2 is that they just didn't set it up very well.
Born2beSlicker
I remember Tez was practically offended at Halo ODST and Arkham City because of the Catwoman DLC.
Tezcatlipoca
Ah, OK, I'll accept BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us too. They worked though as the second character you played was one that was alongside you when playing the primary character, and the game had already made you connect with them and care for them. Playing Catwoman in Arkham City... piss-poor shite, disconnected from the main story, with the immersion broken as you were no longer The Goddamn Batman. It wasn't the multiple characters in ODST that I disliked as such, more the disjointed nature of the game and the shit hub and lame other character. The main Halo games should be about the Master Chief - it's his story. I don't want to play as anyone else in the SP, even if they've been set up in Nightfall. I hope Locke is just for co-op...
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Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge and Game Update 5 to be released on 31 July, update adds in-game currency and Black Market

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Titanfall’s official Twitter feed has announced that the Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge map pack and Game Update Five will both be released on 31 July for Xbox One and Windows PC.

Frontier’s Edge is the second paid DLC for Titanfall, after Expedition was released in May, and adds three more maps to the game: Dig Site, Export, and Haven.

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Tezcatlipoca
It's late and I'm on my phone, so I won't do an article on this until after work tomorrow, but... Titanfall - The Black Market www.titanfall.com/uk/news/titanfall-the-black-market Buy/sell Burn Cards and Titan Insignias, earn in-game Credits through playing, etc. etc. But, don't worry - NO MICROTRANSACTIONS.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Haven map revealed No release date yet, but there's a live stream on Twitch tomorrow: http://www.twitch.tv/titanfall
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall Game Update Four released for Xbox 360 on 21 July
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Export map revealed
Tezcatlipoca
I'm somewhere over half-way through Gen 4 now. The Regen challenges to hit Gen 5 are a mixed bag. I had expected that the two for the Longbow DMR Sniper would be a pain, as I thought it would be an annoying gun to use due to the game's speed and the size of the maps, but I actually found myself really enjoying it and have had some great kills. I really don't like the Quad Rocket for the Titan, though. That one will be an annoying one... Although not as annoying as the Railgun! Also have to get a certain number of kills with the RE-45 Autopistol, which isn't actually too bad. The other challenge is for the Charge Rifle, which I've not unlocked yet.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Dig Site map revealed
hancocaj
Even more impressive!
Born2beSlicker
Nope, the plane took off. I seem to have killed them before they got in.
hancocaj
They were all in the plane and you blew it up!? Impressive!
Born2beSlicker
I'm on the verge of Gen 4, myself. I had a quick game whilst my dinner was cooking as the matches can be so fast. How did I do that?!
Tezcatlipoca
I finally hit Gen. 4 at the weekend. The Satchel challenge became a lot better once I took Slicker's advice about using them with Dead Man's Trigger on Hardpoint :) Rail Gun was a fucking pain, though!
Born2beSlicker
Two games I love and still play. Weird how people have such different experiences.
sono
This game is the biggest disappointment of the gaming year so far followed closely by Watch Dogs.
Tezcatlipoca
Cool. Should be Aug/Sep release, I think, based on what Respawn has said before about how it's spreading out the DLC.
Born2beSlicker
True that. I like TitanFall's art style. Despite not technically being impressive, it looks pretty.
Harry
cool artwork
Born2beSlicker
New DLC announced. Not a lot of information other than it exists.
hallben
I might also be about Tuesday.
Colonel Red
I'll tentatively raise my hand for Tuesday.
Craigimt
Anyone free Tuesday night or maybe Thursday to have some games? Only nights I'm off next week so I wanna try and get some games of this since I haven't played it in ages.
Tezcatlipoca
I gave Marked for Death a go this evening. I really like it. It makes a nice change from the usual modes.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Here is how I spent my Sunday...
Born2beSlicker
Not only is it one of the best multiplayer games. It's also the best game to advance the CoD style of shooter whilst breaking away from some of it's conventions. I'll always phase into TitanFall when I don't have other games or feel like mindless fragging. The only competition for me this year for FPS multiplayer is Halo MCC.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I've been enjoying Titanfall the past couple of days. Still Gen 1 (lvl 47) but, now that all the bluster has died down... It is actually a very good game. And whilst I don't think it is the revolution that many press outlets made it out to be, it's certainly one of the best multiplayer offerings out there.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, East US was the one I was playing on. No noticeable lag issues.
Born2beSlicker
I'm glad the DLC now has achievements. Gives me more to do on the path to Gen 10. East US seems to be good when EU is dead.
Tezcatlipoca
Back on this last night and the night before. It's nice having a larger Burn Card deck! Matchmaking does seem much improved, although depending upon what time you play there can still be a long wait for an actual game. As I was playing quite late last night, I switched servers to the US as the EU server was taking far too long to find anyone. Once it did, though, the teams were well balanced. Challenge tracking is very handy for regen requirements.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Game Update Four released for Titanfall
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, it can be really fucking annoying. I need to get back into this now I've finished the campaign for Watch_Dogs.
Born2beSlicker
Hopefully this means I can get EU/UK matches without needing to wait for ages. Still enjoying this game a hell of a lot but the matchmaking is so bad.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Titanfall’s Game Update Four detailed Still no date, but more detail than the initial E3 reveal.
Born2beSlicker
Do you play the gaymez on the Pee Ceez?! Origin has a 48 hour free weekend of TitanFall starting today.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Titanfall: Expedition DLC and Game Update Three released on 17 June for Xbox 360
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - E3 2014 – Next Titanfall update to add new game modes, Titan Burn Cards, and more
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Sponsored Video: TitanFall Expedition. That aside. I am genuinely liking the map pack. It's good, interesting environments that bring variety to TitanFall. Hoping we can get more games this week.
I like Expedition. Swampland is great, but can have awful frame rate drops. Wargames is good but I've not played it as much. I didn't like Runoff at first, but I played it more after it kept popping up in the normal playlist and have grown to like it. I took your advice about using satchels on Hardpoint and I'm slowly working my way through the regen challenge :) The railgun is still a pain, but the instant shot mod helps a lot.
Danger Moss
I traded this in for watchdogs. I just don't play it enough and it lacks variety. BF4 despite its problems is still my go to online shooter.
Born2beSlicker
Sponsored Video: TitanFall Expedition. That aside. I am genuinely liking the map pack. It's good, interesting environments that bring variety to TitanFall. Hoping we can get more games this week.
Tezcatlipoca
I've had several awesome moments on foot and in a Titan, but also some awful ones. Depends on the game, depends on the weapons. I definitely think that the enjoyment from the different game modes depends upon whether you're in a proper *team* or not. Attrition doesn't need it, but others really need teamwork and communication.
hancocaj
I initially hated LTS but by sticking with others and being careful about how to engage then I've grown to really like it. I'm definitely better INA titan than on foot. SO many times I get taken out on foot by snipers...and I seem to be the guy that always runs past the corridor with an enemy pointed straight down it and I get taken out instantly. Still get some great moments though...last night I was riding on a mate :dodgy: and a titan started chasing him..so I just dropped my titan on it! Insta kill!
DragonBugg
To me it's LTS > Hard Point > Attrition > CTF > Pilot Hunter. If I'm playing by myself, then LTS can go to the second to worst spot, since it's so team oriented that it's actually annoying to play otherwise. But if I have at least a 4 man team, we can dominate and run that shit like it belongs to us. It's pretty damn fun when your strategies actually work. I feel like no matter how hard I try to be useful in any other game mode, I'm simply not that good on foot... I can run around perfectly, jump around and be fucking Spiderman, but I just can't shoot a damn thing... And the melee system is a nightmare.
Tezcatlipoca
Attrition always seems best suited when playing with randoms, as it doesn't matter as much that no one ever chats or works as a team :lol: When I finally get around to playing with you guys again, rather than only playing at strange hours, I'll be up for Hardpoint or CTF.
Born2beSlicker
Why would you play Attrition? It's not the worst mode but it's exactly in the middle: Hard point > CTF > Attrition > Pilot Hunter > LTS
Tezcatlipoca
The railgun is a bit better now I've unlocked the instant charge (lower damage but faster fire rate), but still a fucking pain. I miss my chain gun :( I should give something other than Attrition a go then with the satchels...
Born2beSlicker
Satchel Charges are great in objective modes, especially when combined with dead trigger, so if you die they all blow up. It's also pointless to use the detonator, as doubling tapping X is faster to blow the charge. Plasma Railgun is so hard to get good with. I'm now Gen 3, so not looking forward to that grind.
Tezcatlipoca
Agh, I fucking hate the plasma railgun and the satchel charge. It's gonna take me ages to hit gen 4! :x
gooner4life_uk
I played a bit of Titanfall on Friday, and it's weird, but I'm pretty fucking awesome at it, I was always in the top 3 players in my team, and I was mvp on several occasions, racking up shit loads of kills even again Gen10 pilots and stuff
Tezcatlipoca
Just finished a session. I found myself playing against Tom Warren of The Verge...His team won :lol:
Geordie
Sorry been busy sorting out grown up house buying stuff today, and I'm away back down to Leuchars tomorrow morning. Should manage to actually turn the consoles on next weekend though.
Born2beSlicker
Absolutely nobody joined. Everybody was watching media of some kind, apart from Lostcauz. I'll be on tomorrow night same time but you guys suck.
Colonel Red
Sorry about not joining, I was just finishing up STF and watching TV with the wife. Will try to get on tomorrow night.
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Expansion Pack 153

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:

Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC
Game trials finally come to Xbox One
August XBO update
XBO digital pre-orders coming
Xbox Entertainment Studios closes
Pinball FX2 comes to Xbox One
The Last of Us: Xbox One Edition*
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Wolf Among Us


As always, feel free to post your comments or questions you have for the crew in the forums, and we’ll maybe read your questions on air. Also don’t forget to rate us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter or @Born2beSlicker.

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Geordie
Tried my usual work arounds to download this but still no joy, not showing up in iTunes regardless of how i try to search for it or navigate to it. Please sort it before 9 tomorrow morning, I have a 500 mile drive back to Elgin and it would be good, if at least a few hours weren't solely reliant on the radio.
Born2beSlicker
Fuck sake. :x I'm useless without Phlash looking at it for me. I've messaged him again, telling him it's not working. This whole iTunes thing is killing my buzz.
Born2beSlicker
Right, so Phlash insists the podcast is in the iTunes feed. The iTunes feed insists it's not there. You can't imagine how much I hate this. It makes doing the show redundant when people can't grab the content that we do. :(
Born2beSlicker
It's up! This week's podcast finally hit iTunes because fuck WordPress.
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This week’s Deals with Gold, including discounts for Killer Instinct Ultra and Powerstar Golf on Xbox One

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Larry Hryb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 28 July and include 25% off Killer Instinct Ultra (Xbox One) and 25% off the full game unlock for Powerstar Golf (Xbox One).

Discounts for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 include 25% off Dark Souls II, and 75% off both Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City.

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Colonel Red
LOL, MS are trolling you, Slicker! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
WHAT?! All I saw was CoD Ghosts Hardened Edition for 60% off!
Lostcauz
Powerstar golf is reduced again. £12
drakau_mk2
Yay Battleblock Theatre looks awesome, was considerung buying after seeing Pewdiepie playing it
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
That's because it's now Battleblock Theatre. The marketplace changes faster than the banner ads.
Well it's not supposed to change till the 16th so that's kinda lame. I'd probably never have played it anyway.
Born2beSlicker
That's because it's now Battleblock Theatre. The marketplace changes faster than the banner ads.
Danger Moss
Yeah Wolfenstien is awesome. Tried to download Gotham City impostors last night. It's still advertised as the current free game yet it asks for £9.99 when I click on it. Weird. :?
Colonel Red
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
I'm in! Glad I waited - just need to find some cheap credit.
Born2beSlicker
Grr. Can they just put Powerstar Golf on sale already so I can buy it. :x £15.99 is just too much for that game.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
Planning on it :) Not bother by Garden Warfare - no time for multiple MP games - but I've been thinking about getting Wolfenstein anyway.
F2
Just bought plants vs zombies been waiting for it to go on sale again
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including 40% off Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox One) 40% off Garden Warfare, 57% off BioShock Infinite. Everyone, Gold and Silver, can also get 33% off Wolfenstein: The New Order from 17-20 July.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit late for an article about it (just got home from post-work curry and beer), but today's daily deals for Xbox Live Silver and Gold members on Xbox 360 include 50% off Halo 4 and 75% off Dragon Age II. http://majornelson.com/2014/07/08/xbox- ... -2-update/
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, plus Xbox 360 also has an “Ultimate Games Sale” for Gold and Silver members
Harry
88 metacritic :)
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: I tried Kinect a few times, then gave up and used the pad. Just grabbed it. No time to play tonight though.
Lostcauz
Craigimt
Kinect really hates the name of this game. It took me quite a few times to get it to search for the right thing. :lol:
Haha, I used text search....
Craigimt
Kinect really hates the name of this game. It took me quite a few times to get it to search for the right thing. :lol:
Lostcauz
Guacamelee is available now, bing it if you can't find it.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including discounts for Thief (Xbox One) and Child of Light (Xbox 360)
Phlashman
Yeah, that's really good. Was on my to buy list anyway.
Tezcatlipoca
Excellent news! :) Also good that Max is staying free for another month. Britxbox - July’s Games with Gold, including Guacamelee! STCE for Xbox One
Danger Moss
That is awesome news. I was definitely going to buy Guacamelee anyway. :D
Mr C
Awesome. Two decent games for the 360 as well. Bottleblock Theatre is an excellent game
Colonel Red
Nice! I got the platinum on the Vita original, but would gladly play it again with the DLC, on a big screen.
Harry
Guacamelee is a very very very good game. That end boss though .....I had to enter the matrix to do that. Pretty incredible.
Born2beSlicker
That's fucking awesome. I was going to buy it regardless so this saves me money.
hallben
That is actually an excellent free game!
Lostcauz
Only one new game coming in free for XBO but it's not a bad game, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. Happy with that :)
Coming up in July, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will debut on Xbox One as a free download, replacing June’s Xbox One Games with Gold title Halo: Spartan Assault (so be sure to grab it now if you haven’t already). Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will remain available for Xbox Live Gold members to download for Xbox One.
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On Xbox 360, starting Tuesday, July 1st, Gotham City Imposters (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through July 15th. Then on July 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download two titles, BattleBlock Theater (normally US $14.99) for free through July 31st.
http://majornelson.com/2014/06/26/xbox- ... july-2014/
patrick_bateman
Deadfall adventures is cheap as well. Might take a punt on it. Its obscure. I like obscure
Born2beSlicker
You're correct, good sir. A bunch of Rockstar games are on sale on 360 too.
Lostcauz
Can't check but apparently strider is £6 and tomb raider is £20
Lostcauz
Peggle 2 £5.19
Danger Moss
I have a BT home hub, it works beautifully and with the exception of Max COB last night the downloads are super quick on Xbox One for me.
gooner4life_uk
it took me about 10 minutes to download the UFC demo, your connection is so not setup optimally for all the devices you use Harry, doesn't help that BT's Homehub is fucking shite.
Tezcatlipoca
For everything else, Fibre is fucking awesome. But when it comes to the Xbox, Microsoft seems to be the bottleneck and not my connection.
Harry
It's not a problem as such, it's just a bit disappointing (and revealing) because the only thing that tipped me over into getting fibre was the Xbox One launch day realisation that shit just got BIG on the internet. I found once I got fibre in general it was no faster to download but you would hit good times and bad times . The average was just very average. Even today downloading 2.5 gigs of the UFC demo probably took around an hour. I'm not sure cause I fell asleep.
Lostcauz
Harry
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
Having both titles to download at the same time is a lot better, I hope they keep this up along with two titles per month. I had no problem downloading SA, it was a bit slow though. The deals/games with gold hub goes live when the June update is out of beta.
I'm still downloading Max. 70Mbps fibre doesn't matter if the Store is slow! :x
That's the first thing I realised when I got fibre.... It doesn't matter how fast your connection is because both PSN and XBOX Live are slow as shit when it counts.
I've never had a problem with downloads on the Xbox One apart from SA tonight.
Harry
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
Having both titles to download at the same time is a lot better, I hope they keep this up along with two titles per month. I had no problem downloading SA, it was a bit slow though. The deals/games with gold hub goes live when the June update is out of beta.
I'm still downloading Max. 70Mbps fibre doesn't matter if the Store is slow! :x
That's the first thing I realised when I got fibre.... It doesn't matter how fast your connection is because both PSN and XBOX Live are slow as shit when it counts.
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
Having both titles to download at the same time is a lot better, I hope they keep this up along with two titles per month. I had no problem downloading SA, it was a bit slow though. The deals/games with gold hub goes live when the June update is out of beta.
I'm still downloading Max. 70Mbps fibre doesn't matter if the Store is slow! :x
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Games with Gold for Xbox One – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault now available
Lostcauz
Having both titles to download at the same time is a lot better, I hope they keep this up along with two titles per month. I had no problem downloading SA, it was a bit slow though. The deals/games with gold hub goes live when the June update is out of beta.
Tezcatlipoca
Official! http://majornelson.com/2014/06/03/xbox- ... -download/
Tezcatlipoca
Went to test via my console, only to find a huge update waiting :x Went to Xbox.com instead, and have just bought Max for £0.00. [Already have Spartan Assault]
Lostcauz
Tezcatlipoca
Is it out for everyone, or just those with the June preview? Anyone not in the preview able to check?
You should be able to do it through the Xbox website apparently so I'm assuming it's for all. I think everyone can start the download but the download only completes for people in the preview. The June update should go live over the next day or two though.
Tezcatlipoca
Is it out for everyone, or just those with the June preview? Anyone not in the preview able to check?
Lostcauz
Crimson dragon is half price as well, I imagine this is the start of the VIP discount thing they are doing.
Lostcauz
Cheers for the heads up, Max is a really good game even though reviews say otherwise.
F2
It seems both of the xbox one games with gold are now active
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to be released in December

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Square Enix has announced that Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available to download for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC on 9 December.

The top-down isometric action-adventure game was first announced at this year’s E3, and is the sequel to 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

In addition to single-player support, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will also feature online and offline co-operative multiplayer for up to four players.

[Via IGN and Eurogamer]