Xbox One April Update Preview: Second Wave rolling out now, adds voice messaging and more

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced the release of the second wave of updates for the Xbox One April System Update Preview, following last week’s first wave of updates.

Added this week is the much-requested ability to send/receive voice messages. Voice messages can be recorded or played back using the Messages app in snap mode, and can be exchanged with Xbox 360 users as well as Xbox One users.

This week’s update also enables the use of dedicated chat relay servers for people having P2P connection problems with Party Chat, plus expands the preview of the What’s On tab to users in the UK and Canada.

Codemasters’ F1 2015 coming to Xbox One in June

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Codemasters and BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe announced today that F1 2015, the official game of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, will be released this June for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC.

F1 2015 has been built using a new version of Codemasters’ EGO engine, enabling F1 2015 to feature “spectacular visual fidelity” and offer “a significant step forward in the physics-based handling model of the game”.

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White Night review

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In a market where games are released every day, games need something to make themselves instantly identifiable. White Night’s monochrome palette was one of the most distinctive games in the original ID@Xbox promotional trailers at E3. You need more than pretty graphics though and that’s where OSome Studio fails to capitalise on its potential.

Taking inspiration from the original Alone in the Dark and Alfred Hitchcock, White Night is a stylish noir-themed horror game set during the Great Depression. Driving home one night, the player swerves off the road to avoid hitting what seems like a woman and crashes his car into a tree. Injured and confused, he stumbles to an old mansion with no sign of life. From there, you explore a supernatural murder mystery to find out what’s happened in this creepy house.

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Expansion Pack 168

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:

TV shows!
Geometry Wars 3
Overdog
Conker in Project Spark

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Danger Moss
It's on i tunes! :D I shall listen at work tomorrow.
Born2beSlicker
Thank fuck it's working this time. No idea what happened last time but glad you can get it without fuss.
hallben
Only 40 minutes of wrestling talk!
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April’s Games with Gold games announced

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Step right up, time to check out what free games you will receive in the month of April! To celebrate the anniversary of the promotion, Microsoft is offering double the games making a total of six games being given away.

On Xbox One throughout April: Pool Nation and Child of Light will replace #IDARB and Rayman Legends.

On Xbox 360: Gears of War: Judgement and Terraria are free between April 1st-15th. Then replaced by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel between April 16th-30th.

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Born2beSlicker
April's games announced. Two on Xbox One, Four on Xbox 360.
Lostcauz
I don't think it'll be long before we see a free play weekend.
Danger Moss
It's pretty insulting to be honest, as it only takes off the ridiculous mark up. Apparently the player base on Evolve is shockingly low as well. Like 500-1000 players worldwide each night. I doubt this "reduction" will help matters. Also 3s on ios is amazing. On Xbox One? Errr no.
Tezcatlipoca
Not a great one, though. 20% off the digital download makes it £44, whereas you can buy the disc version from Amazon for less than £30.
Lostcauz
Didn't take long for evolve to get a reduction.
Born2beSlicker
I love Three's on the phone but on XBO it's questionable. Makes a fun game as you can play in snap mode, so snap with Netflix and you're good to go.
Mr C
Threes is a couple of quid this week. It's a mobile game really but pretty charming and we'll worth it for less than the price of a pint
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including GTA V for Xbox One and Xbox 360 The 360 discount is good, the Xbox One discount is not.
patrick_bateman
Dragon Age is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
Lords of the Fallen is half price on Xbox One right now in a flash sale. Act now….if that’s your thing!
Born2beSlicker
£17.99 for the Day One achievement which does nothing?! :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
33% off AC Unity takes it down to £36.84 this week, whereas I bought the digital download from CDKeys.com for less than £20... and the current price at CDKeys.com is £9.99! £9.99 FFS!
Born2beSlicker
How many times has that Rockstar sale happened on 360? How many times does NBA 2K stuff go on sale on Xbox One? Why is Amazing Spider-man 2 still so expensive in contrast to its quality? I hope the double games for gold next month also inspires some decent sales.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Well, yeah, there is that :lol:
Danger Moss
I just finished Sniper elite 3. That was a great deal. Although you could argue that wasn't dwg.
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit of a lame week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Confirmed. http://majornelson.com/2015/02/25/xbox- ... arch-2015/ http://news.xbox.com/2015/02/xbox-march-games-with-gold
Born2beSlicker
BXB: March GWG games leak early. Glad I didn't get Rayman for £15 pre-owned, as this benefits the developer. Will make a great co-op game with my partner.
sono
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:18ilwfrp]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:18ilwfrp] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
Perfect. Cheers.
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:2ewpakr1]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:2ewpakr1] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
sono
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
I looked at getting for ages, I didn't so It would be a welcome addition to the backlog. :mrgreen: also I have never used a games with gold deal do they expire the next month or once downloaded do they stick to your system permanently?
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
Danger Moss
If they ever fix it. Then yes it's a great price.
Born2beSlicker
So did everybody else. They seem to have changed the discount rate since that leak. It's now 40% instead of 60%. Still great value for what you're getting but I can understand some people are a bit annoyed at this sudden change.
Danger Moss
I thought it was supposed to be £18? I picked up sniper elite 3. Nearly done with V2 so really looking forward to giving it a go. From what I can gather a lot of previous games problems have been ironed out.
Born2beSlicker
Halo is on sale now for £26.99.
Mr C
Oh and a little tip I read elsewhere. State of Decay is £3 odd in the 360 sale. Owners of the 360 version will receive a 33% discount on the Xbox One version. I don't know what price the Xbox One version will be but it's likely that any saving you make will be more than the current cost of the 360 version. Worth it if you haven't bought the game yet.
Mr C
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
Ditto, going to finish v2 then play Sniper Elite 3.
patrick_bateman
Played the start of Sniper Elite 3. Loving the open aspect of the levels, reminds me of takeovers in Far Cry.
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
sono
Alien Isolation $24. I think I'm going to bite.
patrick_bateman
I wonder if the final line up has been finalised. Limbo is on offer but not shown, PES2015 was just recently added, the awesome LOTF deal has disappeared. Edit - Theres 50% off of Dead or Alive 5 and 10% off The Escapists (although this 10% has been like this since last week, buy this game!) Another Edit! - Guacamelee is £2.80 right now! Sherlock Holmes - £18, down from £45 (heard this is rather great) What the fuck is going on? :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
The page for the Ultimate Sale has changed during the day. When I looked at it at lunchtime it also had the weekend deals, but they've vanished. Anyway... Britxbox - Xbox Store Ultimate Game Sale plus this week’s Deals with Gold the usual weekly deals aren't great, but the Ultimate Game Sale has some fucking awesome discounts (including 50% off the Telltale collection again, like late last year).
patrick_bateman
Harry
I did look at those prices and think either Microsoft are doing another 'experiment' or they got something wrong. I bet that £7 on lords of the fallen is meant to have a 1 or 2 in front of it.
It could be one of the weekend/daily deals and they put it up by mistake. Thats my guess.
Pug
That'd be great, cheers B2bS.
Born2beSlicker
Pug
When is Halo MCC cheap? Still says £44, not paying that.
It's meant to be going to £18 at the weekend.
Pug
When is Halo MCC cheap? Still says £44, not paying that.
Harry
I did look at those prices and think either Microsoft are doing another 'experiment' or they got something wrong. I bet that £7 on lords of the fallen is meant to have a 1 or 2 in front of it.
Leecpfc
Very weird. I almost bought it earlier when it was £7.50 :?
patrick_bateman
It seems LOTF has been taken down. Glad i picked it up when i did. I wonder why this is.
patrick_bateman
I have picked up Sniper Elite 3 and LOTF so far. Prob pick up Costume Quest 2, Styx and Trials Fusion as well. Wouldnt mind trying the co-op in Sniper Elite with someone (competitive multiplayer looks fun as well from what i watched on youtube), you can co-op the entire campaign.
Mr C
Got sniper elite, Lords of the fallen, Temple of osiris and kinect sports for approx £30. Bargain :D
patrick_bateman
Supposedly Halo is going to be £18 so will need to pick that up. Im going away for the weekend and every penny i have will be getting spent on drink and food. Why do these sales come at the most inopportune time for me. :lol:
patrick_bateman
Some of the games are reduced right now even though the sale is not supposed to start until the 18th. Sniper Elite 3 - £10 (bought, loved the previous games and multiplayer looks fun) Lords of the Fallen - £7.50 (will be buying in next few days) Costume Quest 2 - £3.96 NBA Live 15 - £8.25 How to Survive - £6.40 Styx - £6 Trials Fusion - £6.40 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season pass - £8 More to come...
Harry
Maybe don't put it in your pocket then? :mrgreen:
patrick_bateman
Born2beSlicker
Maybe don't buy games you don't really want?
Yeah i know, when i have some excess cash it burns a hole in my pocket as they say. :D
Born2beSlicker
Maybe don't buy games you don't really want?
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Battlefield Hardline Review

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Controversy when spun effectively can be just as much of a help as a hindrance when it comes to getting eyes on your game. Battlefield Hardline courted such controversy regarding its subject matter and tone in the wake of recent police related tragedies in the United States. What is so astonishing looking back at EA’s and Visceral’s decision to produce a Battlefield game with a militarised police force taking centre stage, is not the story or action in multiplayer but how Hardline sidesteps any real shocks by being so bland, predictable and inoffensive to the point of dullness.

Battlefield Hardline will live or die by the quality of its multiplayer experience. While I shall talk about the experimental nature of its single player in this review, everyone knows that you come to a Battlefield game for the mayhem of video game war writ large. However this time due to the setting of Hardline, the war feels a little odd at times. The conflicts between an unknown heavily militarised police force and an equally well equipped criminal element are ridiculous in scope and grandeur. With towns, city blocks and much more besides often being raised to the ground for the most nebulous of reasons. Nothing about the setting or tone sits well with me. Continue reading

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hallben
My review. Meh.
patrick_bateman
Blood Money mode in this is fantastic and would love to see it in all future BF games.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Unless I'm on GTA I'd be up for a few games this weekend. Either tonight or Sunday.
Cool, just give me a shout if you see me online.
patrick_bateman
NighteyesUK
Hate to be the one to point this out Paddy. But if you've only got £60 to last until 1st May, how/why have you bought this?
As i said before on the thread i had a credit note. Only paid 2 quid for this. :D
Danger Moss
Unless I'm on GTA I'd be up for a few games this weekend. Either tonight or Sunday.
NighteyesUK
Hate to be the one to point this out Paddy. But if you've only got £60 to last until 1st May, how/why have you bought this?
patrick_bateman
Picked this up this morning its fun but the standard of other players is of such a low quality it really frustrates me. On all previous BF games i would only play with friends who were of good skill. I played about 15 games of this and won about 3. I came in the top 3 nearly every game. But other players are fucking useless, In hotwire my team were not even going for the points but instead looking for kills and not going near the points (even though this gamemode gives you the most XP/cash by capturing) In heist i was on my own actually trying to get the packages. while the rest sniped and did fuck all. Also shit chopper pilots crashing instanly, people not using repair tool etc etc. Same old shit really Will be much better once all the casuals and COD players fuck off
patrick_bateman
MartyMcFly88
Craigimt
Although Titanfall is the exception. I love that online. I think its cause there are less kids on it.
How do you know? No one speaks online anymore :lol:
MartyMcFly88
Craigimt
I'll be getting it. I actually still have about 8 hours left on my trial so I'm in no rush right now though. It's worth noting that no one buys BF for the SP. I still haven't finished 4 and I owned it on 2 consoles.
I do, mostly cos I totally suck online so single player games are where I live. Although Titanfall is the exception. I love that online. I think its cause there are less kids on it.
Craigimt
I just didn't like the way the story was implemented.
Born2beSlicker
Yet TitanFall gets shit for not bothering to include one. The BF3 and 4 campaigns were some of the worst FPS campaigns I've experienced in a generation. Genuinely enjoyed Medal of Honour's two games more than BF's campaigns. Hearing that this one's is better is still a shockingly low bar.
Craigimt
I'll be getting it. I actually still have about 8 hours left on my trial so I'm in no rush right now though. It's worth noting that no one buys BF for the SP. I still haven't finished 4 and I owned it on 2 consoles.
patrick_bateman
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
It is Friday, Ben has a review code ;) :)
Cool. Thanks. :D
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
It is Friday, Ben has a review code ;) :)
patrick_bateman
Will probably just get it, reading some awesome reports about about the multiplayer and some of the videos i have seen from actual players make it look like so much fun. Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
hallben
I'll be on from tomorrow night as my download won't be done tonight (I'm reviewing it).
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I won't buy it yet but I think I probably will buy it soon.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Nope. I already have better MP games in my collection and what I played of the SP was horrible.
I have a credit note but im in 2 minds. Im not interested in single player, i enjoyed multi in the beta but dont want to be playing it on my own. I could always pick up MCC or Dragon Age instead.
Danger Moss
Nope. I already have better MP games in my collection and what I played of the SP was horrible.
patrick_bateman
Who is picking this up on friday?
MartyMcFly88
I played it and enjoyed it
hallben
So I played the SP demo. It's dull. clunky and ugly. I immediately deleted the game.
Mr C
Played the single player part of the trial. Didn't think it was particularly offensive. There was one or two good ideas but it was mostly clichéd and dull. The graphics were a real mixed bag veering between looking really quite good and really atrocious. I'm going to assume this has been made by the visceral B team. Think it'll be a game I skip to be honest.
Harry
Watching the giantbomb quick look, this single player looks poor. I actually really like the concept and the tone to an extent I just think this game is technically woeful by today's standards. Having played the multiplayer beta it's night and day, GTA puts this to absolute shame...
Born2beSlicker
Nah man, just do it vertical sentences: Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum Possibly even PLANET EARTH!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
To be be fair, I don't think the Xbox provides the kind of space such a statement demands. If it was the size of a Phillips CDI we might be cookin' with gas!
Born2beSlicker
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Although it isn't. Clearly. Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum, possibly even PLANET EARTH, and it breezed past him.
Can I get that engraved on my Xbox?
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Although it isn't. Clearly. Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum, possibly even PLANET EARTH, and it breezed past him. The whole thing is Ferguson is a clusterfuck of sociopolitical issues. And those are unlikely to be resolved in a Battlefield game. Not that a Battlefield game shouldn't be able to revel in cop show clichés, at the risk of upsetting some delicate individuals. The West has been decimating the Middle East, literally and digitally, for years. The West still is. But GOD FORBID that DICE puts a gun in the hand of a black man and calls him a criminal.
hallben
If you took that out, your statement would be considerably less assholeish. It just shows how little thought goes into what you type. Perhaps it's not the point you were trying to make, but it was still a point you made.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It's like you're deliberately trying to miss the point. I wonder, if I took the words "shootings and" out, would you still try so hard to miss the point? Probably.
hallben
Not trying to bastardise it, just draw attention to how you being able to have a favourite thing about such an appalling event is fucking revolting. I am downloading the trial and will give it a go tomorrow. I can't wait to try the SP.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
The media circus is a joke, as is your attempt to bastardise my comment. Hippy liberals.
hallben
MoBiUGeArSkIn
My favourite thing about the Ferguson shootings...
YOU. ARE. AN. ASS.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Big number, but how many of those are being investigated for being unjust? America has a gun problem. Who knew. Do you really think Hardline will be as black and white (aha!) as that? I put money on there being crooked cops and police corruption. Because it's clearly that kind of story. I've been watching some streams, the campaign actually looks fun compared to the last few.
Born2beSlicker
They don't get a pass per say, they are easier to disconnect from. The military is universally billed as good vs bad making fictional stories easier to digest. When cops are painted as good guys in a game in the same country where over 200 people have been killed by cops in 2015 so far, it's much harder to stomach.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Funny how the countless military shooters that have us blasting through the middle east, whilst real soldiers blast through the middle east, get a pass. My favourite thing about the Ferguson shootings and fallout was Antonio Martin. The media quickly gave up on that, think it took 72 hours, because it didn't fit the script.
Born2beSlicker
This and the ramifications it has caused over the past year. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ferguson_unrest
MoBiUGeArSkIn
The "current climate"?
Danger Moss
Played several MP games earlier. It's fun and relatively inoffensive in itself. I mean it's just a battlefield game with some new maps and modes. Not a patch on BF4 but decent enough. The SP though. Jesus fucking Christ! Tonally, in the current climate it's all kinds of wrong. Not to mention it's just plain bad. Terrible writing, cringe worthy dialogue and generic deplorable characters. These guys did Dead Space? Really!?
Danger Moss
Anyway. EA Access members can start playing this today for free, but for 10 hours instead of the usual 6. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/02/25/b ... f-gameplay Initially I thought I'd be able to play the SP for free. But your limited to the first chapter during the trial period. :(
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Madness.
Born2beSlicker
That's my first and biggest problem with the game since it was first announced. It's so gross in today's cultural environment, especially in the US.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
I'm a cop. My first response isn't meant to be shooting dudes in the face.
Well, it is set in the US...
Born2beSlicker
It's the fact that it follows that blockbuster approach and seemed to have been shouted at to stick at the formula is what is so shit. How dare the player be put into emotional conflict. I'm a cop. My first response isn't meant to be shooting dudes in the face. If I'm going to, I'd be waaaay more interested if they did something cool with it.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
What am I missing?
NighteyesUK
:lol: Fucking hell, Leigh.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Born2beSlicker
From the start my stance has been "fuck this game" in regards to its subject matter. Then played the beta and was unimpressed. Then there's this article with the thoughts from the writers about the thugs you go against.
Born2beSlicker
Writer Rob Auten told me that one of the difficulties he had with this game was creating thugs who were engaging enough to seem realistic, but not so engaging that the player might feel guilty about shooting them. "I wrote one about this guy getting back together with his ex-girlfriend," Auten explained. "Someone on the team pointed out that 'hey idiot, this is someone you are about to shoot in the head, not deliver flowers to,' so we decided, let's not go down that route. We had to cut out the dialog and make it more informative. We had to make sure the bad guys felt like bad guys so the player isn't as emotionally conflicted about the gameplay." *snip* The cardinal sin of thug design is making the bad guys seem more interesting than the central character. "You don't want anyone cooler than the player showing up. Players don't want to feel like they are on the side of the squares, interrupting this cool party of fun guys."
Now I'm back to "fuck this game". :facepalm:
I have literally no idea why that bothers you. That is blockbuster writing. There are so many examples of that in ALL FORMS of entertainment media that it's not even necessary to list them. Where on earth have you been?
NighteyesUK
It's the engine. DICE's Frosbite engine is pathetically shit. It can indeed look very pretty, as Dragon Age Inquisition proves, but games running on Unreal 3 (not even 4) look better. Look at Arkham Knight, it runs on Unreal 3. Then look at this, look at Battlefield 4, look at Dragon Age Inquisition. It's an entire chasm. And it's all down to the engine. It's why I have zero faith in Bioware producing a good Mass Effect game. Fucking EA.... :facepalm:
Tezcatlipoca
Some here care, some don't, but... PS4 = 900p Xbox One = 720p That seems rather poor (for both), given that this isn't some rushed and unfinished launch title.
hallben
:shock:
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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 review

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Everybody knows what Fruit Ninja is by now. As one of the first major successes in the mobile gaming market, it sold millions and spawned a successful brand that is instantly recognisable today. It even became one of the better Kinect games on the Xbox 360 back in 2011.

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 doesn’t break from the mould. Fruit is still being thrown at a ninja who really doesn’t want to eat healthy so decides to slice them all in an act of dominance against the oppression that is doctor’s approved diets. What it actually means is that you’ll be waving your arms in front of your TV to get high scores by cutting fruit in amassing combos.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC trailer

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Activision has released a trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s second DLC pack, Ascendance, which is coming first to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 31 March.

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC trailer
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is coming first to Xbox on 31 March
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, Spacey was awesome in it.
Minnimo
Tezcatlipoca
If it was in the base game I'd give it a go, as it would be different enough from the normal MP, but I don't think I'd play enough to justify buying the DLC or season pass. Loved the campaign, though. So much better than the one in Ghosts...
I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign mode. I enjoyed the story. I think it was much more straightforward to follow than a few previous versions. And it was helped by the presence of Mr Spacey. :D
Tezcatlipoca
If it was in the base game I'd give it a go, as it would be different enough from the normal MP, but I don't think I'd play enough to justify buying the DLC or season pass. Loved the campaign, though. So much better than the one in Ghosts...
Minnimo
Tezcatlipoca
I still haven't even tried the normal MP, let alone the zombie mode. DLC only, isn't it?
Yip DLC only. When I went to buy the game in Game, on day of release, they informed me that to play Zombies would need this. They didn't advise that it wouldn't be until January that I would be able to play it! Smart guys. Got the money for the game plus season pass that I could have went and got elsewhere at a later date! :roll: That will teach me to do my research a bit better so as not caught unawares again!
Tezcatlipoca
I still haven't even tried the normal MP, let alone the zombie mode. DLC only, isn't it?
Minnimo
God you know you've been using Facebook too much when you have nothing relevant to say but search for the 'like' button instead!!! :oops: So many posts in this thread I could do that with! -------------- Is anyone else playing the Zombie mode of this game? How are you finding it? What's the highest level you've reached? I have been playing at weekends, and even on the day of release, when I was playing with randoms, they looked like pros! And I kept going down!!! :? It's true what they say, as you get older your reactions are definitely diminished!!!! (Well that's not technically true, I'm just crap and always have been but can get away with it when playing with my very good friends on list!! :D )
hallben
I know I don't have MOD powers. It's for the best.
Tezcatlipoca
Isn't it only green 'cos I'm Staff? - both groups use the same colour :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Those rules haven't been updated in a long time, they were pre-social media days. As long as you don't bump ancient threads with garbage, don't worry about it. Bumping threads that have relevance with something justifiable is totally cool. Also, Tez, you are a mod. That's why your name is green...
Tezcatlipoca
There are rules? :? :lol: I'm not a mod, so Slicker may well strike me down, but... I don't think the "don't resurrect threads older than 4 weeks" rule is that strict... If it is, I think I've broken it quite often! I would have thought that if you have something to say, you say it, and that if there is an existing thread that is relevant then it would be better to use that than to just start another one covering the same topic, even if the existing one is "old", and certainly better than not posting anything at all. But that's just my thinking...
Minnimo
Born2beSlicker
Welcome to BXB! New members need their posts approved so spam bots don't show up where I'm not looking. :)
Thank you lol. Tez just explained it to me. Gave me time to read the rules so wasn't all bad. I just didn't see that point and thought account was broke lol. Good thing I read the rules as I spotted posts I was interested in but were inactive for more than 4 weeks, so I know now not to reply lol!! Thanks again for welcome both.
Tezcatlipoca
Welcome, Minnimo :)
Born2beSlicker
Welcome to BXB! New members need their posts approved so spam bots don't show up where I'm not looking. :)
Minnimo
Zombies!!!! I bought this game and it's blooming season pass, then waited until now to get access to this! And its here! Yay!!! :clap:
NighteyesUK
Malcovich, Malcovich ... Malcovich.
Tezcatlipoca
Don't forget Paxton!
NighteyesUK
Malcovich.
Tezcatlipoca
SaMuRaI cGs
Does anyone have issues finding games in certain playlists? I can only get games in Moshpit or maybe Domination, never CTF or S&D. I have also never been able to find a ranked game. Just wondering if this is down to the time/region (asia pacific) I play in or are they not popular? I can't believe one of the biggest online games has no matches in ranked or CTF :| If this is the case then why wouldn't I just get matched against Americans or Australians like I did in the halo 5 beta or is there a minimum ping to get matches in this game?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Havoc DLC coming first to Xbox in January – adds Exo Zombies and new maps
sono
Just finished 'Induction' what a load of shit so far.
patrick_bateman
So started and finished this today. Thought it was a bit pish. Totally forgettable. Glad i didnt buy it. Not even bothering with multiplayer.
Tezcatlipoca
I really enjoyed the SP, and would happily run through it again at some point. Never tried the MP, though. Never interested me. I'd rather play Titanfall.
NighteyesUK
Snap. Didn't bother finishing it, and traded it for more than I paid for it. Edit: Traded, not taxed. Fucking phone! :lol:
Mr C
I didn't even bother to finish this. Not a terrible game but it's same old same old. The exo suits make the multiplayer a bit more interesting but ultimately Titan fall is a much better multiplayer game.
Tezcatlipoca
[Hit my cut-off point and need to sort dinner, so no article] Latest patch for Xbox One and PS4 makes a fuck-load of changes. https://community.callofduty.com/thread/200912705
kelticdave
Craigimt
If it's the part I'm thinking of then you weren't too far from the end. And not seeing your legs is a big no for you? I prefer being able to see the legs but I wouldn't ignore a game because you couldn't.
In this day and age that should not be happening at all :lol: like honestly ? I couldn't be assed with the SP I played it for a bit but its honestly just a borefest :lol: MP is great though a quicker more twitchy COD.
Born2beSlicker
I see that GAME are offering £21 trade whilst CEX is offering £35-38 for it. So if you're not sticking around for multiplayer for more than the launch window, get shot of it now and make almost your complete investment back. Although the characters are very light in CoD, I've always felt the dimensions of the character model thanks to MW2's third person mode. It helped me figure out the visuals for my mind to process when I'm back in first person. The game that was worst for floating gun syndrome would be Crysis, there's zero weight to that game.
Tezcatlipoca
I enjoyed this a hell of a lot more than the bore-fest that is Destiny.
Craigimt
If it's the part I'm thinking of then you weren't too far from the end. And not seeing your legs is a big no for you? I prefer being able to see the legs but I wouldn't ignore a game because you couldn't.
NighteyesUK
I lost interest at the bridge level, was getting hit and seeing hit markers, but not seeing any enemies on my screen. Total bullshit, typical shit COD gameplay. Plus, after playing Destiny, I can't go back to FPS games that don't render the character you're playing, in Cod you're just a floating gun, sometims with arms. Considering how well everything else is done in terms of graphics, that omission is really jarring. I sold it today for 15p more than I paid for it. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 8/10 Great graphics, great action, great multiplayer, decent but weak plot, Spacey was awesome, even if Irons wasn't.
Tezcatlipoca
I think it's great, and it's a game I'd be willing to re-play even though it's not some deep story-driven game with multiple choices. Badass balls out awesome action.
Born2beSlicker
Patches incoming to address online issues. I've played a few hours of multiplayer and a couple of missions and I like this game a lot. Ghosts wasn't offensively terrible to me but it absolutely wasn't good. Sledgehammer has done a fantastic job in updating the formula and given us something new to learn/master for the first time in years. Really looking forward into getting in this more this coming week.
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, and Spacey's speech between 10 & 11 was fucking awesome :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCVtXBNEdtg SPOILERS, obviously.
Tezcatlipoca
10 chapter done, out of 15 (?). *Really* enjoying this. Looks and plays better than Ghosts, and although the story is utter batshit nonsense it's still better than the one in Ghosts. End of chapter 6: Hades' dying words: "Kevin Spacey...is...the...real...villain...<ugh>". Well, duh :lol: Oh, and Spacey's speech between 10 & 11 was fucking awesome :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Taken a break from Shadow of Mordor (starring Troy Baker) to have some nice dumb shooting fun with the CoD: AW campaign (starring Troy Baker). On mission 5 at the moment. Enjoying it at lot more than Ghosts... which isn't hard, because I fucking hated Ghosts.
HACKY D
Pug
Getting proper focked off with not improving! Played over ten hours now and I've just got worse! Don't understand if. Love the game so it's starting to really get to me how I am so bad. I think I have learnt too many bad aiming habits that it will simply never 'click'. Any tips?
In the same boat fella, seems like my bullets are turning to rubber and every time I get someone in my sights are get taken out from behind.
gooner4life_uk
Probably over thinking about the best tactical way to play, it's a twitch shooter, turn brain off, run around shoot when something moves, I was getting worse as I got to know the maps because I was thinking too much ''oh that's usually a route people take I'll check that as I go round" then got shot from the other side
Pug
Oh, I don't think it's my age as my friend is a month older than me and is shit hot at CoD games.
Pug
Getting proper focked off with not improving! Played over ten hours now and I've just got worse! Don't understand if. Love the game so it's starting to really get to me how I am so bad. I think I have learnt too many bad aiming habits that it will simply never 'click'. Any tips?
NighteyesUK
Destiny has weight when you move, I feel like I'm looking through the eyes of an actual person when playing, I feel like I have a physical presence in the game world. In CoD, I feel like I'm a super-agile camera with a gun. Will say though, after playing a bit more I have come to enjoy the spectacle of it, though the facial animation in-game is a decade old. The models are very good (apart from the game's star, who looks like a lump of walking plastic). Also, that opening mission was almost as bad as Wolfenstien's, really woeful.
Craigimt
I'm sick of CoD games and even I disagree with him. In fact what he said about CoD is more or less what I think of Destiny which is a game I wanted to like.
Tezcatlipoca
Good review :) This will be my next game after Mordor, before I dive into Halo.
hallben
Oddly enough I dont agree. My review.
NighteyesUK
Fuck me, what a load of shite. The controls are all floaty, and the gunplay is bland as fuck. It looks stunning at times, but then others it looks like arse. That opening mission was woeful. Kevin Spacey should be called Kevin Plastic in this game. I'm putting destiny back on. Bungie >>>>>> Sledgehammer. And I'm not even one of those Halo fanboys.
Craigimt
So is any one up for some MP? Also is any one else getting this error?
Error setting persistent data: Given int value is too large to fit in a byte; see console
Jerec
Do what I did, Flubit Destiny Limited Edition for £44 (includes Pass and dlc bits) and just sold my Destiny Vangard for £23 inc P+P.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon story DLC out now for Xbox One and PC

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EA announced today that the Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon single-player story DLC has been released for Xbox One and PC (Origin).

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Floyd
Timed DLC rears it's ugly head once again.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon story DLC out now for Xbox One and PC
hallben
The DLC is out now. If I wasn't at work I'd post a story.
Tezcatlipoca
Too late for me to write anything else tonight, so... https://twitter.com/dragonage/status/580067361329385472
A new adventure awaits... http://bit.ly/19LhAl0 #DAIJawsOfHakkon
https://twitter.com/dragonage/status/580105446087913472
CONFIRMED: Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon DLC releases tomorrow on Xbox One & PC. #DAIJawsOfHakkon
First suggests it's the trailer tomorrow, second suggests it's the DLC itself... Confirmation followed a leak of the achievements and some images.
Craigimt
I still have this downloaded for the EA Access free trial so I might give this a go...
hallben
Damn!
patrick_bateman
This is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Latest patch has added a storage chest. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... olling-out
Harry
I just wish video games would do the english accent justice and it wasn't ALWAYS the royal academy of bullshit cliche actor voices. Always camp, always posh, always unnatural sounding.
NighteyesUK
I'm a big fan of Jennifer Hale, but I will defend Sheploo to the death! For me, is Shepard. :lol: But yeah, after playing the game originally with the wonderful Alix Wilton Regan as the main character, trying to play as a guy with that dumb voice was just ... :lolno:
Tezcatlipoca
That serves you right for playing as a male character in a BioWare game! :lol: FemShep > Sheploo English Femquisitor > Male Inquisitor Although I wouldn't choose the American Femquisitor, ugh.
NighteyesUK
No, I'm playing through the prologue, and it's all so ... last-gen. This game doesn't belong on either of the new consoles. Also, voice acting from the male main character is... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
I enjoyed playing as a Mage in DA:I.
NighteyesUK
Ha, a game which I perhaps am guilty of giving a free pass to. :) The difference is I preferred the combat in DA II to Inquisition. But that's because I was playing as a mage in both games. Perhaps I'd have a better time if I played as a warrior or a rogue; playing as a mage in Inquisition had me banging my head against bad design choice after bad design choice. In II it was the opposite, where playing as a mage was amazing while warriors and rogues got boring real quick. I dunno, I'm kind of at a loose end right now with games, maybe I'll stick this back on and give it another run as a warrior.
Harry
NighteyesUK
patrick_bateman
What does that have to do with what i said? :eh:
hallben
He just couldn't resist a dig I suppose. I side with the majority of the mainstream and games press and think this is easily one of the best games from last year!
No. I simply feel it's worth waiting until it's cheaper to get better value for money on a game with a main story that has been told many times before, and better. It's the little stories in between that are the highlight. It's like the gaming equivalent of a Stereophonics concert: the supporting acts are far more memorable than the main event. I still say wait until it's cheaper. The game demands a lot of your time, but personally I felt it didn't deserve my time. I know full well I am in the minority on this game, but I stand by my views. This game is every bit the case of Bioware resting on its laurels, almost to the point of being downright lazy. They've been using the same animation routines since Jade fucking Empire, next to other games this generation its cinematic scenes look downright embarrassing. Bioware appeased fans and critics with varied locales after the 'experiment' with Dragon Age II. But that's it, that's all they've done. The game has gotten a free pass because of Bioware's reputation. While I remain hopeful, I am not even the slightest bit optimistic about the next Mass Effect, as I have zero faith that biowaire, in its current state, has the talent to make good use of the what has already been proven to be a shit game engine: Dice's Frostbite engine. Look at Arkham Knight. It runs on Unreal 3. Not 4. Arkham Knight looks better than anything we have seen from any game running on Frostbite. It's a shit game engine, and Bioware's real talent left the team some time ago. Of course, I've been proven wrong a few times, most notably this weekend when I played The Order 1886 and loved it. So who knows.
I totally agree about the frostbite engine. You only have to play Battlefield Hardline to realise "Holly shit this engine got OLD FAST!!" I also agree about the next Mass Effect game. I think it's doomed if it comes out anything like DAi in any way shape or form. Your confused about why people like DAi though. I just like the FEEL of the combat and the exploration. To me the story is bullshit and meaningless. I found that out very quickly so decided to focus on it's strengths that pulled me in from the very start. I don't think anyone is giving Bioware a free pass at all. Look what happened to Dragon Age II
Floyd
I do agree in some ways that DA:I felt lazy and stunted being multi gen and re-using age old tech and Bioware probably not fully getting to grips with Frostbite...I loved and still love the Unreal 3 Engine, it' awesome. I think DA: I was too big. On the other hand the story was great, the characters were great, the illusion of "power" was there, at times and the combat was solid. It was my game of last year, but really 2014 was a very disappointing year.
NighteyesUK
patrick_bateman
What does that have to do with what i said? :eh:
hallben
He just couldn't resist a dig I suppose. I side with the majority of the mainstream and games press and think this is easily one of the best games from last year!
No. I simply feel it's worth waiting until it's cheaper to get better value for money on a game with a main story that has been told many times before, and better. It's the little stories in between that are the highlight. It's like the gaming equivalent of a Stereophonics concert: the supporting acts are far more memorable than the main event. I still say wait until it's cheaper. The game demands a lot of your time, but personally I felt it didn't deserve my time. I know full well I am in the minority on this game, but I stand by my views. This game is every bit the case of Bioware resting on its laurels, almost to the point of being downright lazy. They've been using the same animation routines since Jade fucking Empire, next to other games this generation its cinematic scenes look downright embarrassing. Bioware appeased fans and critics with varied locales after the 'experiment' with Dragon Age II. But that's it, that's all they've done. The game has gotten a free pass because of Bioware's reputation. While I remain hopeful, I am not even the slightest bit optimistic about the next Mass Effect, as I have zero faith that biowaire, in its current state, has the talent to make good use of the what has already been proven to be a shit game engine: Dice's Frostbite engine. Look at Arkham Knight. It runs on Unreal 3. Not 4. Arkham Knight looks better than anything we have seen from any game running on Frostbite. It's a shit game engine, and Bioware's real talent left the team some time ago. Of course, I've been proven wrong a few times, most notably this weekend when I played The Order 1886 and loved it. So who knows.
hallben
He just couldn't resist a dig I suppose. I side with the majority of the mainstream and games press and think this is easily one of the best games from last year!
patrick_bateman
NighteyesUK
patrick_bateman
I have been looking to buy it for ages but its holding its price really well.
Wait. This game is decent, but it doesn't make my top 10 for 2014, and that includes Elite Dangerous, which I haven't even played.
What does that have to do with what i said? :eh:
kelticdave
I got my flight stick last year in preparations and I now have a computer that can play all this without an issue :D So I can't wait for Star Citizen and a few other space related games.
Harry
kelticdave
Floyd
My laptop does it, just, it's on low settings but still looks good and has a decent frame rate. With it getting constant updates and star citizen coming next year I really want to upgrade this year.
:hi5: Star Citizen is going to be awesome. Have you seen how space travel works yet in it ? Having to map out wormholes in order to make connections to different solar systems :D
I can't wait for the Space game explosion we're going to have this year. It's been so overlooked all these years.
kelticdave
Floyd
My laptop does it, just, it's on low settings but still looks good and has a decent frame rate. With it getting constant updates and star citizen coming next year I really want to upgrade this year.
:hi5: Star Citizen is going to be awesome. Have you seen how space travel works yet in it ? Having to map out wormholes in order to make connections to different solar systems :D
Floyd
My laptop does it, just, it's on low settings but still looks good and has a decent frame rate. With it getting constant updates and star citizen coming next year I really want to upgrade this year.
NighteyesUK
The only reason I haven't played it is that I don't have a PC. My laptop won't do it.
Floyd
Just stated playing Elite Dangerous...it's awesome btw :D
NighteyesUK
patrick_bateman
I have been looking to buy it for ages but its holding its price really well.
Wait. This game is decent, but it doesn't make my top 10 for 2014, and that includes Elite Dangerous, which I haven't even played.
patrick_bateman
I have been looking to buy it for ages but its holding its price really well.
Mr C
One criticism I'd have is that there isn't much higher replayability. A lot of the major decisions don't seem to have much if any effect on the storyline.
Floyd
I haven't had the urge to replay yet. I might trade it in.
Mr C
Just finished this after playing since before Xmas. It's one of the most epic games I have played in ages. I never really got on with Skyrim (still don't know why) but this really clicked with me despite some slightly annoying flaws and a lot of repetition. The gameplay is very addictive and the different areas I the game are suitably varied to make each area I interesting in their own right. The characters and the interaction between them was really great. The storyline was good without being truly great but overall it sucked me right in (considering I didn't really play the previous games). 100hrs + played and I pretty much enjoyed every minute. Definitely good value for money
hallben
NighteyesUK
I've said it before, this appears to be getting a free pass on its many issues due to Bioware's reputation. But they're not the development team they once were. If this was a Ubisoft game...
And much like when you said it before it's still a load of shit. :facepalm:
Tezcatlipoca
Did you hear the American-accented alternative female voice? Cringeworthy :lol:
NighteyesUK
I played as a female mage with the actress who played Specialist Traynor from ME3 doing the voice. She's great, but let down by poorly written dialogue. The Inquisitors lines lack punch, s/he is bland - lacking the charm of Hawke and the gravitas of Shepard. In fact, the writing in this is somewhat below par for Bioware. The personal quests stand out as a highlight, but overall the writing is poor, with the main plot being clichéd fantasy pap. The ending of which comes across as a wet fart hastily expelled from Bioware's bowels. I've said it before, this appears to be getting a free pass on its many issues due to Bioware's reputation. But they're not the development team they once were. If this was a Ubisoft game...
Mr C
Well my rouge archer has grown on me since going down the tempest specialisation route. Damage is very high now and one hit killing a lot of enemies. Still struggle against boss characters though. Still not happy with how twatty my character looks in cut scenes though. Also he is an elf but has a plummy English accent! Definitely will have to play through again with a different character once I'm done.
hallben
Ouch, that was not fun character choice, male Elf Rogue Archer. Damn. Anyway, I finished last night and thoroughly loved pretty much the entire experience. I suspect the ending is an opening for DLC rather than a sequel.
Harry
Mr C
Got loads of new games over xmas but haven't touched them due to constantly playing this. It's a great game and I am very much enjoying though it is a bit rough round the edges in places. Have just arrived at sky hold and released after hammering the game I still have loads to do. At this rate I'll be finished next Xmas! Am disappointed with a couple of my decisions made right at the start. I chose to be a male elf. He fucking annoys me every time I see him in a cut scene. He looks like some skinny emo twat rather than an all powerful inquisitor! Also chose a rouge as my main character. Have realised as time as gone on I am by far the weakest of my party. My arrows literally do no damage. Really wish I'd chosen to be a mage.
that is a common problem with these kinds of games. 100s of hours of RPG goodness and your expected to make a blind choice of what class and character you want to be. I restarted a game because of some silly reason that came up in a cut scene....... I picked the low voice option and could not stand how my skinny elf sounded in the cut scenes.
Mr C
Oh man Wicked eyes and wicked hearts was shit. It's the only major mistep so far though. It was so boring and the constant changing in and out of formal attire really pissed me off. The lack of opportunities to restock items etc was also very annoying. It's a minor complaint overall though in what is a massive game. I cannot bring myself to play anything else as this game is so good.
Tezcatlipoca
Mage Femquisitor for me. If you've only just arrived at Skyhold, you have absolutely fucking *loads* left! :D
Mr C
Got loads of new games over xmas but haven't touched them due to constantly playing this. It's a great game and I am very much enjoying though it is a bit rough round the edges in places. Have just arrived at sky hold and released after hammering the game I still have loads to do. At this rate I'll be finished next Xmas! Am disappointed with a couple of my decisions made right at the start. I chose to be a male elf. He fucking annoys me every time I see him in a cut scene. He looks like some skinny emo twat rather than an all powerful inquisitor! Also chose a rouge as my main character. Have realised as time as gone on I am by far the weakest of my party. My arrows literally do no damage. Really wish I'd chosen to be a mage.
NighteyesUK
Coincidentally, I also finished the game yesterday. The revelation about Flemeth was pretty good in all fairness. Ties everything together nicely. And yes, that little hook for DA4 after the credits has me intrigued. Some characters really surprised me in this - most notably Sera and Solas for defying my initial reactions to them. When I first met Solas I found him to be this boring bald welshman, turns out he's rather intriguing, and adds to a lot of scenes when it comes to anything related to the elves. When Sera came a long I was like, what the fucking fuck is this? Dragon Age Hollyoaks?. But when I came across some doors that needed to be opened by a rogue, I chucked her in because she's better in a fight than Varric. Then she started smacktalking Blackwall and Dorian ... fucking hilarious! :lol: Special mention goes to Vivienne - easily the most despisable party member I have ever come across in any RPG style game I have ever played. She is a fucking cunt. Overall though, I think this game is overrated. It's bloated, it's mired in old or downright bad game design, and the overall story - while having its moments - was poor. And the end fight was rushed. Normally with good RPG games I want to play them over and over - not this. :(
Tezcatlipoca
After over 100 hours, I finally "finished" this last night :) Re. the Well at the end of What Pride Had Wrought: I let Morrigan drink. I didn't want to be slave to some ancient elf god... which turned out to be Morrigan's mother. Inconsistent approval, though... Femquisitor - What does everyone else think? Should I drink or should Morrigan? Cassandra - Let Morrigan drink. It is too risky for you to drink it. <Morrigan drinks> <Cassandra disapproves> Hang on? The end battle of the main story was... easy. I didn't mind the epilogue cards, although they seemed to miss out some things, e.g. I had used the war table for peace talks between Orlais and Ferelden, but that wasn't in the epilogue. The post-credits scene was interesting...
Harry
Always try to leave on a positive note.
Floyd
Well, that's me done for now. I started another character but i've lost the drive to play. I think I'll wait for DLC!
Craigimt
Currently £35.74 on Xbox. Shame I'm skint! :cry:
Harry
jesus iPhone predictive text is bad.
NighteyesUK
Harry
Apparently they did say while demoing this game previously in there year "so imagine this kind of template and what it could mean for mass effect" To make mass effect like dragon age is a mistake. No mans sky , that's the boy mass effect was missing.
Nail. Head. If the next Mass Effect is like Inquisition I will not be happy. Inquisition is a decent game, but we've played this all before. It looks lush, but everything else about the game is either archaic game design, or just plain bad game design.
Harry
Apparently they did say while demoing this game previously in there year "so imagine this kind of template and what it could mean for mass effect" To make mass effect like dragon age is a mistake. No mans sky , that's the boy mass effect was missing.
Floyd
I mean in terms of scale, quality and depth.
Harry
Floyd
Bioware......they're back. Man, what is is the next Mass Effect game going to be like........ :D .
Hopefully, absolutely nothing like this!
Floyd
I finished the main story last night.....I realised it been about a month since it came out and I've played it everyday! What a great game with a great story. I'm not sure if the ending sets up DLC or another full game. What ever it it is, i'm more than happy to spend more time in thedas. I love the world more than ever now it's so deep with so much going on, it can only get better. Bioware......they're back. Man, what is is the next Mass Effect game going to be like........ :D .
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This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 30 March and include 20% off both Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One.

Some of the other discounts this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 33% off the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition for Xbox One and 33% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox 360, along with discounts on WWE 2K15 plus add-on content for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions.

This week also features some discounts for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members on both platforms, including 33% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox One.

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Born2beSlicker
April's games announced. Two on Xbox One, Four on Xbox 360.
Lostcauz
I don't think it'll be long before we see a free play weekend.
Danger Moss
It's pretty insulting to be honest, as it only takes off the ridiculous mark up. Apparently the player base on Evolve is shockingly low as well. Like 500-1000 players worldwide each night. I doubt this "reduction" will help matters. Also 3s on ios is amazing. On Xbox One? Errr no.
Tezcatlipoca
Not a great one, though. 20% off the digital download makes it £44, whereas you can buy the disc version from Amazon for less than £30.
Lostcauz
Didn't take long for evolve to get a reduction.
Born2beSlicker
I love Three's on the phone but on XBO it's questionable. Makes a fun game as you can play in snap mode, so snap with Netflix and you're good to go.
Mr C
Threes is a couple of quid this week. It's a mobile game really but pretty charming and we'll worth it for less than the price of a pint
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including GTA V for Xbox One and Xbox 360 The 360 discount is good, the Xbox One discount is not.
patrick_bateman
Dragon Age is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
Lords of the Fallen is half price on Xbox One right now in a flash sale. Act now….if that’s your thing!
Born2beSlicker
£17.99 for the Day One achievement which does nothing?! :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
33% off AC Unity takes it down to £36.84 this week, whereas I bought the digital download from CDKeys.com for less than £20... and the current price at CDKeys.com is £9.99! £9.99 FFS!
Born2beSlicker
How many times has that Rockstar sale happened on 360? How many times does NBA 2K stuff go on sale on Xbox One? Why is Amazing Spider-man 2 still so expensive in contrast to its quality? I hope the double games for gold next month also inspires some decent sales.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Well, yeah, there is that :lol:
Danger Moss
I just finished Sniper elite 3. That was a great deal. Although you could argue that wasn't dwg.
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit of a lame week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Confirmed. http://majornelson.com/2015/02/25/xbox- ... arch-2015/ http://news.xbox.com/2015/02/xbox-march-games-with-gold
Born2beSlicker
BXB: March GWG games leak early. Glad I didn't get Rayman for £15 pre-owned, as this benefits the developer. Will make a great co-op game with my partner.
sono
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:18ilwfrp]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:18ilwfrp] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
Perfect. Cheers.
Tezcatlipoca
Once downloaded they are tied to your account and are yours "forever"... but, on Xbox On, [u:2ewpakr1]only so long as you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold[/u:2ewpakr1] (just like PS+ free games). Oh, and, Rayman Legends? That'll be another GwG free game that I already bought ages ago and still haven't played! :oops: :lol:
sono
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
I looked at getting for ages, I didn't so It would be a welcome addition to the backlog. :mrgreen: also I have never used a games with gold deal do they expire the next month or once downloaded do they stick to your system permanently?
Lostcauz
Not official yet but Rayman legends could be the Xbox One GWG next month (Along with IDARB again). The 360 gets Tomb raider and Bioshock Infinite. Double the free games for the month of April.
Danger Moss
If they ever fix it. Then yes it's a great price.
Born2beSlicker
So did everybody else. They seem to have changed the discount rate since that leak. It's now 40% instead of 60%. Still great value for what you're getting but I can understand some people are a bit annoyed at this sudden change.
Danger Moss
I thought it was supposed to be £18? I picked up sniper elite 3. Nearly done with V2 so really looking forward to giving it a go. From what I can gather a lot of previous games problems have been ironed out.
Born2beSlicker
Halo is on sale now for £26.99.
Mr C
Oh and a little tip I read elsewhere. State of Decay is £3 odd in the 360 sale. Owners of the 360 version will receive a 33% discount on the Xbox One version. I don't know what price the Xbox One version will be but it's likely that any saving you make will be more than the current cost of the 360 version. Worth it if you haven't bought the game yet.
Mr C
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
Ditto, going to finish v2 then play Sniper Elite 3.
patrick_bateman
Played the start of Sniper Elite 3. Loving the open aspect of the levels, reminds me of takeovers in Far Cry.
Danger Moss
I'll definitely buy Sniper Elite 3. I've been playing V2 on 360 and been loving it.
sono
Alien Isolation $24. I think I'm going to bite.
patrick_bateman
I wonder if the final line up has been finalised. Limbo is on offer but not shown, PES2015 was just recently added, the awesome LOTF deal has disappeared. Edit - Theres 50% off of Dead or Alive 5 and 10% off The Escapists (although this 10% has been like this since last week, buy this game!) Another Edit! - Guacamelee is £2.80 right now! Sherlock Holmes - £18, down from £45 (heard this is rather great) What the fuck is going on? :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
The page for the Ultimate Sale has changed during the day. When I looked at it at lunchtime it also had the weekend deals, but they've vanished. Anyway... Britxbox - Xbox Store Ultimate Game Sale plus this week’s Deals with Gold the usual weekly deals aren't great, but the Ultimate Game Sale has some fucking awesome discounts (including 50% off the Telltale collection again, like late last year).
patrick_bateman
Harry
I did look at those prices and think either Microsoft are doing another 'experiment' or they got something wrong. I bet that £7 on lords of the fallen is meant to have a 1 or 2 in front of it.
It could be one of the weekend/daily deals and they put it up by mistake. Thats my guess.
Pug
That'd be great, cheers B2bS.
Born2beSlicker
Pug
When is Halo MCC cheap? Still says £44, not paying that.
It's meant to be going to £18 at the weekend.
Pug
When is Halo MCC cheap? Still says £44, not paying that.
Harry
I did look at those prices and think either Microsoft are doing another 'experiment' or they got something wrong. I bet that £7 on lords of the fallen is meant to have a 1 or 2 in front of it.
Leecpfc
Very weird. I almost bought it earlier when it was £7.50 :?
patrick_bateman
It seems LOTF has been taken down. Glad i picked it up when i did. I wonder why this is.
patrick_bateman
I have picked up Sniper Elite 3 and LOTF so far. Prob pick up Costume Quest 2, Styx and Trials Fusion as well. Wouldnt mind trying the co-op in Sniper Elite with someone (competitive multiplayer looks fun as well from what i watched on youtube), you can co-op the entire campaign.
Mr C
Got sniper elite, Lords of the fallen, Temple of osiris and kinect sports for approx £30. Bargain :D
patrick_bateman
Supposedly Halo is going to be £18 so will need to pick that up. Im going away for the weekend and every penny i have will be getting spent on drink and food. Why do these sales come at the most inopportune time for me. :lol:
patrick_bateman
Some of the games are reduced right now even though the sale is not supposed to start until the 18th. Sniper Elite 3 - £10 (bought, loved the previous games and multiplayer looks fun) Lords of the Fallen - £7.50 (will be buying in next few days) Costume Quest 2 - £3.96 NBA Live 15 - £8.25 How to Survive - £6.40 Styx - £6 Trials Fusion - £6.40 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season pass - £8 More to come...
Harry
Maybe don't put it in your pocket then? :mrgreen:
patrick_bateman
Born2beSlicker
Maybe don't buy games you don't really want?
Yeah i know, when i have some excess cash it burns a hole in my pocket as they say. :D
Born2beSlicker
Maybe don't buy games you don't really want?
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