F1 2015 Review

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F1 fans only need apply.

Formula 1 is one hell of a sport. I used to follow it when I was a kid and fell off it until recently. I would catch the odd race, marvel at another death defying crash and move on. This year however I have done things differently. Due to my brother being a massive fanatic for F1, I decided to give this season a real go, and thus far I have yet to miss a race. I now know all the drivers names, I have favourites (Verstappen – a 17 year old protege) and racers I despise (Maldonado – the ugliest man in F1 who also happens to be the most reckless). I know the tracks and I actually enjoy watching the practice and qualifying sessions. I could even tell you what DRS is and why Mercedes are currently dominating the season. Continue reading

Expansion Pack 175

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:

Hulk Hogan
Ant-Man
Inside Out
Windows 10
Destiny 2.0 nerf
EVO 2015

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Danger Moss
Finally! :D
Born2beSlicker
And our iTunes tool worked! Yeah!
Lostcauz
This links in what Ben was saying about the Fall and no one else playing it, as more and more indie games drop they seem to be getting lost within the store, we aren't at a busy time of the gaming year yet no one seems to be playing a lot of these games which is a shame. I've only played the trial of No time to explain and thoroughly enjoyed it with the price point being the only issue for me, a game that has a trial yet 5 people on my friends list have played it. I don't know whether its the shit lay out of the store or just general lack of interest but I remember people bitching about the lack of demo's. Onto Summer spotlight, does anyone know what Xbox is doing to put these indies in the spotlight, doesn't seem any different to normal releases at the moment.
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Big expansion announced for Dying Light

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Techland has announced that its open-world zombie game Dying Light will be getting a full-on expansion pack called The Following.

The Following will feature a new map that is bigger than the main game itself, along with drivable buggies and “much, much, more”.

Dying Light: The Following will be free for owners of the Dying Light season pass, and will be available as a separate purchase for those without it.

Sources: Dying Light on Facebook and Twitter.

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hallben
Looks lovely, but damn, so dull.
hallben
Turns out, not so dull. The EGX Preview of Dying Light
Tezcatlipoca
Yup, this has a lot of promise :)
Tezcatlipoca
I was just reading the press-release for the Dying Light dev session at EGX, and noticed it said that Maciej (the lead designer) used to be a professional stuntman!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Last gen versions of Dying Light cancelled – now only coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC
MoBiUGeArSkIn
patrick_bateman
No colour. Im out.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
So this is supposed to pretty good. Story
Coop
Game invasion
Live action dizziness because... Why not?
Harry
I'll keep an eye on this one but fuck me I have no interest is that kind of shitty multiplayer.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Game invasion? You can opt out. I'd rather see something like that than a full mode, to be honest. One thing I'm not clear on... Is it in the game by default or is it part of the damn season pass?
Harry
I just hate small arena low player count multiplayer. You know the kinda stuff they have been just sticking into every single player game since the beginning of the last generation.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Physical release of Dying Light delayed in Europe and elsewhere Hmm. Interesting. If the physical release was delayed *everywhere*, I'd probably assume it was because of some last minute major fixing being needed, that would be too late for the discs to still get released on time... but it's not everywhere, just "everywhere but America".
Harry
ahhhhh so thats how their going to get people to go digital now. Genius! and fucking sad. I expect this to become very common. There's something about the american market that no one will touch. Their games are $60 just like all the 360 titles ever were. We get a price hike from £39.99 normal street price to £50. It's bullshit. .....but conspiracy theories aside, the printing of disks excuse is a lame one but probable I guess.
Tezcatlipoca
It does seem lame excuse. It's being published by WB Games, surely they can manage to produce sufficient discs for distribution outside North America at launch?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Physical release of Dying Light will hit Europe at the end of February, “Be the Zombie” mode free for everyone
Harry
I watched a few people play this on Playstation. It looks so frustrating. All the streamers were just constantly looking around not knowing where to go or what to do. Looks nice but the in game story telling looks really old hat.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
You must have been watching some dozy streamers.
Danger Moss
That's fucking insane. It's ok I'll just buy it digitally. Oh no wait it's wildly over priced. :facepalm:
hallben
I am considering going to the US store to get it, depending on reviews...
patrick_bateman
It looks identical in gameplay to Dead Island. Dont think it has the jump in Co-op though. I can see me picking it up when its below £20.
Mr C
Yeah looks just like Dead Island (which I actually enjoyed). The graphics looks very nice though. Think I may wait for the physical release though before purchasing unless reviews say it's the most amazing game ever (unlikely)
Tezcatlipoca
No reviews at/by release, as it seems WB sent review copies out quite late. GameSpot said it only recently got it, so its review is still in progress. IGN's is also still in progress, as it only got a copy on Monday. With this and the delay of the physical version by an entire month outside America, I'm a little concerned.
hallben
OK I have put about 3 or 4 hours into this today and I am really enjoying this. I think it's loads better than Dead Island and the mix of visceral melee combat and parkour movement reminiscent of Mirrors Edge is loads of fun.
patrick_bateman
Compared to Dead Island isnt the pakour basically you can grab ledges and run faster?
Tezcatlipoca
Polygon - Meet Dying Light's Destiny-styled loot cave
hallben
patrick_bateman
Compared to Dead Island isnt the pakour basically you can grab ledges and run faster?
Nope, think Mirrors Edge.
patrick_bateman
hallben
patrick_bateman
Compared to Dead Island isnt the pakour basically you can grab ledges and run faster?
Nope, think Mirrors Edge.
So you can wall run, rump between ledges upwards and the like?
hallben
Exactly. It's a pretty damn fully fledged traversal mechanic. I just unlocked the ability to sprinting at a zombie and jump on them and use them as a kick off to get extra height. Feels awesome. As does the running slide.
Danger Moss
Watched a few streams of this over the last week. Looks like they've kept most of the aspects I loved about Dead Island and added a cool traversal mechanic. It would be great if I didn't have to pay £55 to play it tomorrow. :(
Tezcatlipoca
Eurogamer - 7/10
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Dying Light season pass detailed, first DLC out now
Danger Moss
DLC before it's released on disc? :facepalm:
patrick_bateman
£16 for that? Fucking hell. I hate this generation.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Dying Light’s first free content update will add Hard Mode and more
Colonel Red
The Dying Light review is up.
Tezcatlipoca
Good review, Richard :)
Colonel Red
Why thank you! Only 450-odd more articles to catch you up. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Want to spend £250,000 on this game? You can do that now! :facepalm:
patrick_bateman
If anybody buys that then i give up on the human race. Well give up more anyway.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Hard Mode Patch and Ultimate Survivor Bundle released for Dying Light
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Dying Light’s next DLC, The Bozak Horde, will be released on 26 May
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Big expansion announced for Dying Light
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Just Cause 3: Dev Diary 1 – Who is Rico?

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Square Enix and Avalanche Studios have released the first in a series of dev diaries for Just Cause 3:

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August’s Games with Gold revealed for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox Wire have revealed August 2015’s free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free throughout the whole of August, with How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition available for free from 16 August to 15 September.

On Xbox 360, Gold subscribers can download Metro 2033 for free from 1 August to 15 August, with Metro: Last Light available for free from 16 August to 31 August.

This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 3 August and include 33% off the Digital Pro Edition, and 35% off the Gold Edition, of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox One.

Other discounts available this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 50% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox 360. There are also deals on various Need for Speed games on Xbox 360, and on add-ons for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Warframe on Xbox One.

This week also features a rather small Spotlight Sale for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, with discounts on add-ons for AirMech Arena on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

For the full list of discounts, see MajorNelson.com and Xbox.com.

Summer Spotlight brings 25 new games to Xbox One

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Remember the awesome Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion? It seems Microsoft is bringing that back for Xbox One with the Summer Spotlight.

From Wednesday 29th July to August 31st, every week will see a new selection of ID@Xbox games coming to the Xbox One store. This starts off with World of Tanks and Kings Quest, whilst the trailer hints at games like Octodad, Blues and Bullets, Magic Duels: Origins and lots more.

[Source: Major Nelson]