Need For Speed Rivals Complete Edition to be released in October

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EA and Ghost Games announced today that Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition will be released on 21 October in North America and on 24 October in Europe.

The Complete Edition will include all six of Need for Speed Rivals’ previously released DLC packs: the Ferrari Edition Special Complete Pack, the Simply Jaguar Complete Pack, the Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack, the Koenigsegg Agera One, the Complete Movie Pack, and the Loaded Garage Pack.

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Expansion Pack 157

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:

Destiny
Dance Central: Spotlight
Microsoft buys Mojang
GTA V remastered release date
WWE2k15 delayed

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.

Surprise, D4 launches tomorrow!

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Deadly Premonition’s Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro has confirmed at Tokyo Game Show that cel-shaded Kinect adventure, D4 will launch tomorrow on Xbox One for $14.99. (No UK price yet)

The first two episodes will release tomorrow with a further two released at a later unconfirmed date. Although it’s made to take advantage of Kinect, the whole game will be playable with a controller if you wish for a more traditional approach.

[Source: EuroGamer]

343 Industries is “thinking about” Xbox One versions of Halo: Reach and ODST

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Dan Ayoub, executive producer with 343 Industries, has told VideoGamer.com that the developer is “thinking about” bringing Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST to Xbox One in future – although there are no current plans for either game.

Ayoub said to VideoGamer.com:

“What I can tell you is probably the biggest question we get from people is, what about ODST and Reach. What I can say is it’s certainly not in our development timeline or planning right now [but] we’ve heard that question so much that it has seeped into our collective subconscious. I think enough people have asked about it that we are thinking about it.”

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - 343 Industries is “thinking about” Xbox One versions of Halo: Reach and ODST
hallben
Now that map I remember VERY well. Awesome.
Born2beSlicker
Tezcatlipoca
The fifth (of six) remastered maps will be Lockout: http://www3.britxbox.co.uk/blog/2014/08 ... ollection/
DragonBugg
That's... Just so good to hear.
kelticdave
its all the games multiplayer in one the hopper will just switch between all versions just the same as it switches between the maps during a vote.
Born2beSlicker
Yes, it's a thing. It's not 4 seperate games like most collections. The one game loads all 4 engines and are interchangeable. If you get a Halo CE map, you're playing HCE online. If you get Halo 4 map, you'll play Halo 4. The mechanics will change per map/game. However there will be a master control scheme that ports to all 4, along with a master profile for your Spartan creation.
DragonBugg
So, I've yet to actually hear someone say that Halo CE will have ONLINE multiplayer... Is that a thing?
Born2beSlicker
If anybody wants to remember how to play Halo before MCC. I'll be on Halo 4 tonight and semi-regularly until launch.
Born2beSlicker
28mims of HD multiplayer footage of H2A!
Born2beSlicker
patrick_bateman
Only found put that just 6 of the 100 maps will be remastered. The rest will be the same as you remember.
Yeah, the Anniversary maps will be solely from Halo 2 and will run on an updated Xbox One engine which is made to be as close to Halo 2 as possible. The rest are their own authentic engines upgraded to 1080/60 but (I suspect) won't be nearly as pretty as what we're seeing so far.
Janus
patrick_bateman
Only found put that just 6 of the 100 maps will be remastered. The rest will be the same as you remember.
Good job I remember them all as AWESOME!!! :D
patrick_bateman
Only found put that just 6 of the 100 maps will be remastered. The rest will be the same as you remember.
Born2beSlicker
Danger Moss
It's a fairer system in terms of being matched with players of similar skill. Does your rank carry through 1-4? Or will you have a separate rank for each game? How does the MP even work? Can I play Halo 4 MP on Halo 2 maps for instance?
For the record, TrueSkill was in every Halo game. It's just that Halo 2 depended on it exclusively and they made it visible for you to see. There will be one rank which spans all 4 games. So if your skill is 15, you're 15 on all games. The way the multiplayer works is that there will be the typical matchmaking hoppers as always, so for example lets say Team Objective. Team Objective will have a selection of maps specific for 4 vs 4/ 6 vs 6 matches and the maps will be across all 4 games. However, when you're in Battle Creek - you're playing Halo CE rules, when you're in Beaver Creek, you're playing in Halo 2 rules. Game mechanics are specific to the map the game originated from. There will be mixed up hoppers like my example above but if you just want to play Halo 2 anniversary or Halo 4, you will have custom settings for local games as well as dedicated hoppers that just feature that game's maps and mechanics. The way to stop fragmentation from too many playlists is that they will rotate the hoppers every week/fortnight. So one week there will be an action sack playlist which goes across all 4 games, then the week after it might be Halo: CE dedicated, then go to a remake hopper so you get maps and their remakes from the games (Zanzibar/Last Resort/Zanzibar Anniversary). This game isn't four separate games that are divided by specific boot sequences. All the Halo engines are loaded in the initial boot up and you can switch between the engines depending on the map/game you want to play whilst still having grand access to everything in one unified master menu.
Mr C
I prefer that system. In theory it leads to better match making. The only problem is that people go to ridiculous length to exploit it like creating new gamertags. That means they can obliterate people at lower ranks
Danger Moss
It's a fairer system in terms of being matched with players of similar skill. Does your rank carry through 1-4? Or will you have a separate rank for each game? How does the MP even work? Can I play Halo 4 MP on Halo 2 maps for instance?
Born2beSlicker
Interesting thing of note: This will be the first multiplayer game in a really long time to not have an XP/level up mechanic for players to grind. The Halo:MCC will bring back that 1-50 true skill rank of Halo 2 and adopt it for all 4 games in multiplayer. That means the Halo 4 style XP system is gone and there's no numerical/visual sign of progression for individual participation. The idea being that you will eventually plateau to what your skill actually is (in H2, mine was 34 I think). Will people feel the desire to stick around, knowing that they're not getting points and rewards for every single thing they do? We haven't seen that since 2007 (Halo 3) for almost any game now and the CoD prestige system has proven to be an effective tool to keep players hooked. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. The hardcore Halo fans have been screaming for the true skill system ever since Reach and now we're getting it. They've also shaped Halo 5 because they are removing unique weapon load outs and armour abilities to bring back that arena combat feel of H3.
hallben
Why has Waypoint just been forgotten? Surely thats what this is with a new look and name. Cool though.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: the Halo Channel.
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
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: :lol:
kelticdave
Its in my room crying cause I want to play halo
Born2beSlicker
WHERE'S YOUR PC MASTER RACE NOW?!
kelticdave
I hate you mark I'm getting all excited for this :lol: going to have to get myself a Xbone now
Born2beSlicker
I assume it is. Blur aren't afraid of going balls deep. They did the Halo Wars cutscenes too.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
But... Isn't that CGI?
hallben
Holy fucking shit balls. That looks GORGEOUS!
Born2beSlicker
Zanzibar getting anniversary treatment!
Also, DEM VISUALS!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Terminal Trailer, Coagulation remastered, new Gungoose
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.
Harry
Their doing it some good justice.
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.
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.
Danger Moss
You've never been able to save mid level during online coop in any halo game.
Born2beSlicker
I dunno. I didn't quit mid-mission because I ain't no punk bitch.
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:
hallben
Good point. But still, I am very psyched for all this.
Born2beSlicker
Online co-op existed in Halo CEA. Having it in 2 is new though!
hallben
Online campaign Co-op for 1 and 2! Hell yes.
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...
PreachedMONKEY
This sums up how I feel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born2beSlicker
B-role of Halo 2 Anniversary:
gooner4life_uk
why are you getting rid?
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?
Mr C
That is one heck of a package. I love the idea of cooping mix and match levels from each of the games.
sono
I'm in.
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Alien: Isolation – Survivor Mode DLC and Season Pass announced

SEGA has announced that Alien: Isolation will come with a “demo” of Survivor Mode at release, containing one playable map titled “Basement”, and that additional maps and other content will be made available after release via five separate DLC packs.

Survivor Mode, first revealed at E3 earlier this year, will challenge players to complete a set of objectives, and ultimately escape the Alien, in the fastest time possible – all on a map that features limited resources.

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Britxbox - Alien: Isolation – Survivor Mode DLC and Season Pass announced
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I am pumped! This and Mordor within a week of each other. Game on!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Gold! October 7th
Tezcatlipoca
I really hope that this doesn't suck. I'm intending for this to be one of my October games, along with Sunset.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Oh hell yeah!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Alien: Isolation’s pre-order DLC featuring the Alien cast will be available separately “at a later date” Also: All retailers get the Nostromo Edition, with Crew Expendable. GAME has exclusivity for the Ripley Edition, with Crew Expendable and Last Survivor.
hallben
They have come out and confirmed it will be available to all. The only reason we have that confirmation the day after the announcement is because the internet got pissed. It does work.
patrick_bateman
Anyone that defends this DLC exclusive shit is a twat.
TrendyNinja
I think the real issue people have (me included) is that when buying a game, nowadays you never really feel as though you're getting the complete package. That you've actually only bought 50-70% of the game because inevitably there will be an imminent release of DLC (sometimes on the same day the game is released). This feeling of not owning the full game from it's initial purchase is frustrating to say the least as you know that further purchases are on the horizon if you want own the game in it's entirety.
kelticdave
Mobi one day you will learn just because something is popular doesn't mean it is good. You even call them the unwashed masses :lol: that in itself says it all people blindly without thought give money over to these people without ever thinking the damage they are doing to the way we game. Its part the consumers fault but also the fault of the gaming industry. They pushed and we jumped at no point has there been any resistance and sadly that is the problem.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I don't think the people moaning about this stuff are the people that support it by buying in. The unwashed masses spend their money whilst a comparable minority shriek about it online. What feels like a metric ton of people ripped in Watch Dogs on the road to release, for every reason under the sun. Yet Ubisoft saw the highest opening success for a new IP and has shipped 8 million copies to retail. Polygon ran a piece about why nobody should pre order this game (or any game)... Yet the site (perhaps even the same author) has been telling us how fantastic it will be. It took many of the E3 awards.
kelticdave
It doesn't matter Mobi if its not the biggest problem its still part of the problem. Handing over money for pre-order bonuses, buying into season passes and actually supporting all these business models from price hicking to marketing ploys it all comes down to the fact the gaming industry nowadays is anti-consumer. The most annoying thing about all this is if you speak up against map pack dlc, season passes for maps, and generally all this bullshit you're called entitled or a troll by the very gamers that support this shit. I don't get why anyone would feel entitled for wanting a business model that was providing us the consumer/gamer with entertainment without nickle and diming the fuck out of us.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Fact is, nobody knows what the content is. So all this belly aching that has erupted online is for nought. Why does everything game related these days feel like a storm in a tea cup? Biggest problem REALLY affecting console gaming right now? Insane pricing for disks and even more insane pricing for digital. Pre Order bonuses are nothing compared to that.
kelticdave
Its content that regardless of it effecting the main game if you went back a few years would be in the damn game. You are supporting a marketing ploy by handing them money. If gamers took a stand and supported consumer friendly business models instead of what happens things wouldn't of gotten so bad.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
This is different to the majority of other DLC or season passes... How? And why does it bother people that they will miss out, potentially, on something that is unrelated to the main game itself?
Colonel Red
hallben
Sorry dude. But I think people really need to make a stand on this pre-order shit. It only helps the publisher. It does nothing for the consumer. So yeh, I'm sticking with my Fuck em.
Totally. It's less a case of rewarding early adopters than it is punishing people who won't pay blindly, by cutting content out.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
People always moan about DLC. At least it's free. Not that its part of the main experience. I don't see how it'll be missed. I might pre order... When they announce editions. With something cool in the box. Like a replica motion tracker. Or that bobble head bird thing. Or a pint of milk.
hallben
Sorry dude. But I think people really need to make a stand on this pre-order shit. It only helps the publisher. It does nothing for the consumer. So yeh, I'm sticking with my Fuck em.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
What does it matter? The game is a sequel to Alien. That's what the meat of the game is. The bonus missions will probably be 10 minutes long. And they are probably no different to the bonus missions already on the disk. You heard about those? Mini challenges with leaderboards. Also, when you "fuck em" by not buying this, consider the decision is Sega's. Not the developer's.
Floyd
hallben
Nothing you described there was actually bad.
I mean that's the way it should be, it's the good way!
hallben
Nothing you described there was actually bad.
Floyd
DLC has been misused for awhile now. Release the game, make the DLC, release 5 -10 months after the games original release. You know, real expansion packs that extend the life of the original complete game.
Harry
Those character models look lifeless and a bit average.
hallben
What they have done here has actually put me off the game. Fuck 'um.
Colonel Red
This is fucking ludicrous. I might even just not buy this, while I wait for the preorder content to drop as a digital download. It's bound to happen if they've bothered to pay up for the original cast to appear.
Tezcatlipoca
I love the idea of the missions, and *really* want to experience them... ... but I fucking *hate* pre-order DLC, retailer exclusive DLC, etc. etc. And it's all the more annoying given that I've been trying to "go digital" this gen, which means I cannot get any kind of pre-order bonus missions or beta codes or anything else unless I get the disc version of a game.
kelticdave
:facepalm: and so it starts
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Alien: Isolation pre-order bonus DLC features Sigourney Weaver and other members of the original cast of Alien
MoBiUGeArSkIn
YEAH!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
This looks genuinely unnerving.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - E3 2014 – Alien: Isolation gameplay trailer
MoBiUGeArSkIn
This game looks great, and it so perfectly captures the atmosphere of the first film in the footage shown thus far. Got chills when that music cue hit in the video above. Read a number of interviews in print and the developers are promising unscripted encounters with the alien. Obviously there will be unavoidable set piece moments but the environments are apparently designed so that you have options. You can't directly fight the alien but you will be able to employ different tactics to escape. You'll even be able to avoid encounters entirely. The alien is supposed to have some pretty advanced AI and is given a great deal of mobility/manoeuvrability within the play space. If they can maintain the quality on display in these glimpses for a solid campaign length... It'll be a bit special.
StealthySteveo
Great vid, looks sweet :)
Lostcauz
The ign staff play the game in the dark.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Alien: Isolation – “Lo-fi Sci-fi” Developer Diary
I have cautiously high hopes for this...Fingers crossed it's not like Colonial Marines...
NighteyesUK
A week before Arkham Knight (which is gonna be GOTY). Hmm, I hope this is good though. :)
MoBiUGeArSkIn
In time for Halloween. Perfect.
Tezcatlipoca
Release date! BXB - Alien: Isolation release date revealed
kelticdave
well I'm in will get it for my pc :D
MoBiUGeArSkIn
[u:2twcy82y]Chatter[/u:2twcy82y] Release date announcement incoming. I'm hotly anticipating this game!
humblecolumbus
Hoping for the best but the last few games have been a huge disappointment.
DragonBugg
Just saw this, mind blown... I hope you can pick things up around the environment like in Amnesia and a bunch of these kinds of games. I love complete immersion with environment. Anyway, this is looking to be good, I just hope they have the alien do more than lumber around like a person the whole time.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Fuck yeah!
Lostcauz
Gameplay
MoBiUGeArSkIn
You forget the DS game. Which was absolutely the best Aliens game ever!
Born2beSlicker
You mean trilogy? That was good but was very similar to AvP Jaguar.
Geordie
Born2beSlicker
The only good one.
You forget Alien 3 on the original Playstation and Saturn
patrick_bateman
DragonBugg
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though.
What do you mean? You don't like the idea of a single alien stalking you as a plot for a horror game? Or do you mean visually/demo-wise? Because it wasn't very revealing, I'll give you that.
I just meant the actual video.
DragonBugg
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though.
What do you mean? You don't like the idea of a single alien stalking you as a plot for a horror game? Or do you mean visually/demo-wise? Because it wasn't very revealing, I'll give you that.
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though. Also the side scrolling AVP was awesome. Currently playing it on android.
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Forza Horizon 2 – eight free DLC cars at launch, Xbox One demo and digital preorder now available

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Xbox Wire and the Forza Motorsport website have announced that a Launch Bonus Car Pack will be available for free to all Forza Horizon 2 players at launch, adding eight additional cars to the game at no extra cost.

The eight cars featured in the Launch Bonus Car Pack are the 2003 Ford Focus RS, the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, the 1993 Clio Williams, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the 1987 Buick Regal GNX, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, the 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse, and the 1956 Ford F-100.

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hallben
Finally got around to the demo. Very nice indeed! Love the presentation and the music.
The presentation and the music are what's putting me off getting it. :lol: Does look and play beautifully mind you. I may still purchase.
hallben
Finally got around to the demo. Very nice indeed! Love the presentation and the music.
Craigimt
That explains that then. I quit the game earlier instead of leaving it run in the background.
Lostcauz
Craigimt
Question. Did anyone else have to start the demo again when trying to go back on it?
Yep, you can't save your progress/skip the intro.
Craigimt
Question. Did anyone else have to start the demo again when trying to go back on it?
F2
Day one buy for me without a doubt, the game is just fantastic!
Mr C
Loved the first Horizon game but the demo for this is seriously impressive. Lovely graphics and sublime handling. I think this is going to be the arcade racer I've been waiting for on next gen consoles
gooner4life_uk
This game is quite glorious, I love the scenery, I love the fact there are no hidden boundaries, it feels great, has a good sense of speed, I'm buying. For info - the Hong Kong store has the ultimate edition for pre-order for 513HKD which equates to about 50odd quid or the price of the standard day 1 on the UK marketplace, and is perfectly valid on Xbox One as long as you have a HKD Voucher which can be bought online.
Craigimt
This seems like it's a lot more forgiving than Forza 5. Horizon was the same against 4. Anyways, I just drove down every road, did the events I could and also got a very nice 154k in style points. :D
Tezcatlipoca
After having a go of the demo, I won't be buying *any* version :lol: I had thought maybe I'd enjoy this more than Forza 5, but it's really not for me. I need a driving game that is more forgiving of my... "driving style" :lol: The intro and the dance music also put me off from the start, however the woman doing the counting... that was one sexy voice. Was it Yvonne Strahovski? She sounded really familiar.
Lostcauz
Craigimt
Dunno which version to buy... So tempted to get the Day One Ultimate Edition.
I won't use most of the cars so I couldn't justify paying for the deluxe or ultimate version.
Craigimt
Dunno which version to buy... So tempted to get the Day One Ultimate Edition.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 – eight free DLC cars at launch, Xbox One demo and digital preorder now available You also get a free car for the full game if you complete at least one event in the demo before 31 October.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 – Earn gift-cars via Forza Rewards, launch trailer also released
Craigimt
Now that is an excellent game. I'm looking forward to this game more than most games cause I love driving games. Chances are I'll play this more than I played Forza 5. I prefer open world games. Now I just need a decent wheel. Any cheapish ones yet?
Lostcauz
So good :)
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week eight – final reveal includes the 1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HF
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week seven – includes the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
Craigimt
As someone who has played most Forza games, those achievements look pretty easy. I'm guessing the hard ones will come with DLC. All I need now is a steering wheel and pedals that don't cost hundreds.
Phlashman
That's awesome that they've got a demo ready to go pre-release. I bet it's probably the build they've had playable at the last few shows. Looking forward to it.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 – Xbox One demo due in September, Achievements also announced
Lostcauz
Demo out on September 16th http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh2_demo_announce
Tezcatlipoca
Herbie the Love Bug... Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week six – includes the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week five – includes the 1993 McLaren F1
Lostcauz
20 min video they are showing to the press http://www.twitch.tv/xbox/b/557719966 The town areas look a little rough but the countryside looks spectacular and multiplayer really is seamless and looks like a lot of fun. One of the games I'm most looking forward to this year.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week four – includes the 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, they removed it for some reason - even dead on the Xbox Wire article. New one has been upped, though.
hallben
Dead video.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2’s social features
Lostcauz
Demo at some point https://twitter.com/ralphmfulton/status ... 0366011392
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week three – includes the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2′s next 16 new cars revealed – include 2002 Ferrari Enzo and 1988 Lamborghini Countach
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 – First 100 cars revealed
Phlashman
For me it's looking a lot more like an upgraded Horizon Engine than the Forza 5 one. Graphically I'm not mega impressed, but I'm still mega hyped for the game.
Lostcauz
More new footage here (can't see on my iPad so I don't know what it is) http://news.xbox.com/api/mediacart/down ... c08098b499 YouTube version of above
:shock:
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - E3 2014 – Forza Horizon 2 out for Xbox One in September
Lostcauz
hancocaj
I don't understand - given the games to date how the f**k are they making the game do all that stuff!? Reynard physics for lighting the sky, weather and handling...funky lights with chromatic abberration etc. and 1080p@30... It certainly reads like a next gen game...can they deliver it!? I assume that spilling their details so much they will have to!? :facepalm:
Lostcauz
gooner4life_uk
I don't like the way they say display at 1080p, every game displays at 1080p on Xbox One, as they did on Xbox 360 if you had your Xbox 360 set to 1080p output, it's native res that matters.
Surely this tells you it's native.
gooner4life_uk
“1080p was an absolute must for us; it’s the benchmark for next-gen."
gooner4life_uk
I don't like the way they say display at 1080p, every game displays at 1080p on Xbox One, as they did on Xbox 360 if you had your Xbox 360 set to 1080p output, it's native res that matters.
Lostcauz
Day 2 of horizon news. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/06/04/f ... rst?page=1 Music
“We want a soundtrack you can explore in the same way you can explore our world. To that end we’ve doubled the number of radio stations in the game. We’ve doubled the amount of music that we’re going to be shipping with the game on disc. Playground Games has once again enlisted the aid of BBC radio DJ Rob da Bank, founder of two major UK music festivals and a well-known proponent of new music. “He’s curating the three main radio stations within the game,” explains Fulton. “There’s a cool dance electronic station, there’s a station which is much more indie rock, or alt rock depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from, and then there’s a station which is all about really just living up to the world and the summer vibes that you have in Horizon; it’s all summery, dance-y pop which was really popular in the original Horizon.”
Res and frame rate
The discourse around resolution and framerate continues to make headlines as developers optimise their games as they see fit. Fulton and the team at Playground are firmly of the belief the next-generation is about light rather than resolution, but he did confirm Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One would display at 1080p and, like the original Forza Horizon, a locked 30 frames-per-second. Dropped or torn frames have traditionally been a common bugbear with many console games that target approximately 30 frames-per-second. However, with the original Forza Horizon Playground found it was able to avert these issues entirely. The team adopted a zero-tolerance approach to frame drops (regardless of what level of rendering was required on screen the frame rate was never permitted to dip) and as such the game was rigidly locked at 30 frames-per-second. Most importantly, the locked frame rate (as opposed to a fluctuating one) resulted in a smooth and consistent racing experience. Playground has approached Horizon 2 similarly.
Showcase events
Unsurprisingly, Showcase Events are back with a vengeance in Forza Horizon 2. “We had a list this long,” smiles Fulton, stretching one arm towards the floor. “That’s a great brainstorm to be in at the start of a project.” “For us, making them and then playing them, that was one of the most fun parts of Horizon. We’ve really plussed them up. We’ve just taken what was really fun about racing a plane and said, ‘What if it was five planes, spewing colours out the back, like an aerial stunt team?’ Another example will have you racing a steam train across the countryside. “You’ll be in a classic rally car for that one,” says Fulton. “That’s just coming together right now, actually.”
:D
hallben
Horizon is probably my fave arcade racer on 360, this is gonna be awesome! Can't wait.
gooner4life_uk
I love Horizon, Driveclub is going to have to be seriously special to make me pay for the full version if it's out around the time this is.
patrick_bateman
I loved Horizon. Although its no where near the best arcade racer on 360. This would have to be something really special for me to go and buy an XB1. Could always pick it up on 360 mind you
Lostcauz
4 page article up on IGN, The amount of detail the lighting system will have sounds incredible. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/06/03/a ... er=&page=1 Gameplay teaser this Friday (with I guess the proper reveal Monday). This is going to be amazing.
“We’ve taken the view that, if there isn’t a barrier in the real-world, if there isn’t a wall, there shouldn’t be one in our game,” says Fulton. “We want the player to be able to drive wherever he can in the real world.” “So that means that not only is the world of Forza Horizon 2 bigger than the one in Horizon, it also has three times more driveable area; a three-times bigger play space. Which means that you’re no longer constrained to the road. You can take the road, or you can hoon off it, through a fence. Through a vineyard. Through a deep forest or up a hill. Suddenly we’re really realising that sense of freedom that people feel is so important to Horizon.”
“We have far more content than we’ve ever had before,” says Fulton. “More than 700 events across the world, contributing to, I think a conservative 100 percent completion time of well over 100 hours. We have absolutely packed this game with racing, with non-racing, with discovery, and the ability to just point your car in any direction and just explore. So that’s freedom.”
“One of the few things they could do was plot a group GPS route to the other side of the world and they would start racing each other to that point. Rather than sticking to the road they would try to drive it as the crow flies, barrelling across fields and through the forest. “I lost count of the number of people who came running to my desk over the next few days saying, ‘You’ve gotta include this in the game.’ And that’s how the cross country event was born.”
The other change to the second-to-second racing is the Skills system. It was a fun yet ultimately quite peripheral part of the original Forza Horizon, and Fulton agrees. But that’s changing with a little help from PGR. “I think no game since the PGR series has put style on the same pedestal as winning,” says Fulton. “It’s as important with Forza Horizon 2 to drive with style as it is to win and we’ve put the Skills system front-and-centre in everything you do.”
Lostcauz
I assume rally is back, hopefully it won't be DLC this time. A few more images here. http://www.gamepur.com/news/14898-first ... eased.html
Mr C
A decent arcade racer is so badly needed on the xbox after Need for Speed Rivals turned out so poor. My prayers are definitely answered with this announcement
Lostcauz
UPDATE: To clarify, the Playground Games is developing solely for the Xbox One version, using Forza Motorsport 5's graphics engine as a baseline. The Xbox 360 version is being handled separately by Sumo Digital.
Colonel Red
Another one loses out on an E3 reveal. Surely they can't have enough left, can they?
Lostcauz
I think Rare have a hand in this somewhere, they recruited a ton of racer developers a while back so they could be doing the port or helping with next gen. From Ryan again.
We were only shown FH2 on XB1. Didn't see single 360 devkit at Playground. It's plenty "next-gen," I assure you. More in tmw's big preview
Preview tomorrow :shock:
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This week’s Deals with Gold, including Valiant Hearts for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 22 September and include 33% off the Xbox One version of Valiant Hearts: The Great War and 50% off the Xbox 360 version.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can also get 50% off the Killer Instinct: Season 1 Retro Costume Pack, while those on Xbox 360 can get various discounts including 67% off Metro: Last Light and 75% off Metro 2033.

Xbox Live Gold and Silver members on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 can get 33% off the Battlefield 4 Engineer Shortcut Kit.

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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.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including 33% off Trials Fusion for Xbox One, plus a Rockstar sale for Xbox 360
Lostcauz
Metal gear ground zeroes is £12.40 this week, along with the titanfall expansion, expedition at £5.59.
Born2beSlicker
It is better than RE6. Though so is being accidently golden showered at a sauna by a dude twice the age of you.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
Did not care for Revelations at all. It starts well enough but quickly gets boring and the 3DS restrictive design shines through fast.
I remember liking the demo but was then put off by it's meh reviews and £40 price tag upon release. Can't go wrong at that price though and it cant be any worse than Resi 6 right?
Born2beSlicker
I picked up Remember Me, too. Probably my next game once I'm finished BF4's campaign, which should be done today. Did not care for Revelations at all. It starts well enough but quickly gets boring and the 3DS restrictive design shines through fast.
Danger Moss
Picked up Resi Revelations and Remember Me from the capcom sale for about £5 each. Should help fill the void until Destiny. The opening hour or so of Remember Me is superb.
Born2beSlicker
Don't waste your life on boring games. It's not worth it.
Lostcauz
I saw major nelson post that some MS published titles would be getting a permanent decrease tomorrow but it noted for US/Canada, hopefully we see that here soon.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh... Spartan Assault - I've got that sitting unfinished too, for the same reason :lol: Fuck it. I'll just start Guacamelee! No point wasting time on a tedious game for the sake of it.
Danger Moss
Neither, particularly in the case of download only games I've paid for. I have Spartan Assault and Strider sitting only 50% done and I paid full price for them. A part of me wants to play them. But then I remember how shit they are.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, I know I should. But I don't like leaving games unfinished, although in this case perhaps I should just go "fuck it" and never touch it again.
Danger Moss
Oh fuck no. Play Guacamelee its sublime.
Tezcatlipoca
I feel I should finish it before I play the other "arcade" games I have like Guacamelee!, Rayman, and Max, but... I just can't be fucking bothered :(
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
It's OK in short bursts, but gets repetitive and tedious very quickly.
Yup that also perfectly describes Crimson Dragon as well. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
I've not played Crimson Dragon yet, but my X1-owning workmate thinks it's shit. I bought Strike Suit Zero when it was released...pushed myself into getting about halfway through, but haven't gone back to it since. It's OK in short bursts, but gets repetitive and tedious very quickly.
Danger Moss
More than a bit shit. Talking of shit. Has anybody played Crimson Dragon or Strike Suit Zero? That's a tad unfair perhaps, neither is terrible. Crimson Dragon actually has some pretty neat ideas. They're just not really fun to play.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit shit this week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold plus Capcom sale
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Battlefield 4 DLC (Xbox One and Xbox 360) and FIFA 14 (Xbox 360)
F2
I've been tempted to buy Strikesuitzero, I'm glad that I didn't now!
Mr C
Tezcatlipoca
And me :lol: :x Oh well. At least I didn't waste money on Crimson Dragon.
I bought Crimson Dragon :oops: it was on sale at the time though. It's not that bad to be honest. Haven't played it that much but I imagine leveling up your dragon can become quite addictive
hallben
Born2beSlicker
The XBO games remind me as to why I don't impulsively buy things like Ben and Red do. :lol:
I regret nothing. :D
Harry
I'm glad crimson dragon isn't out on ps4 :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
And me :lol: :x Oh well. At least I didn't waste money on Crimson Dragon.
Born2beSlicker
Games with Gold revealed XBO: Crimson Dragon + Strike Suit Zero 360: Motocross Madness + Dishonoured Happy about Dishonoured as that's on my backlog of things to play. The XBO games remind me as to why I don't impulsively buy things like Ben and Red do. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including discounts for Killer Instinct Ultra and Powerstar Golf on Xbox One
Colonel Red
LOL, MS are trolling you, Slicker! :lol:
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WWE 2K15 for Xbox One and PS4 delayed to November

2K has announced that the new-gen console versions of WWE 2K15 for Xbox One and PS4 have had their release put back to 18 November (North America) / 21 November (internationally).

The last-gen console versions for Xbox 360 and PS3 are still due on 28 October (North America) / 31 October (internationally), as originally announced back in July.

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Floyd
I saw a gameplay video. Awesome graphics, still rigid as fuck animations. I'm sure they're still building these games on 5-6 year old tech.
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