In case you haven’t been on your console in the last few of days, here is some Xbox news for your eyeballs.
Last week I covered Halo 5: Guardians‘ latest update Infinity’s Armor. The update brought new REQs, two new multiplayer maps (Riptide for Arena and Urban for Warzone Assault), and the return of the Halo 2 Battle Rifle. I only got queued once for Urban, so can’t comment on how good it is, but I’ve played a lot of Riptide which was a surprisingly good remix of Fathom and lots of fun on Swat. If these remixes are anything to go by, I am willing to withdraw some of my earlier pessimism about 343i’s approach to multiplayer [...]
2015’s Game of the Year, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took the world by storm, garnering praise for its beautiful aesthetics, engrossing story, and brilliant gameplay. Its predecessor, CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings is now available for Xbox One through the Backward Compatibility feature. Additionally, it’s free until February 5th; you can grab a copy here (It was announced that Xbox owners in France, Germany, Canada, the US and the UK receive the free download).
@TheKootj @Xbox @witchergame @xboxuk It's free in selected territories.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) January 21, [...]
Today EA announced that Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair, members of the championship-winning American Women’s National Soccer Team and Canadian National team respectively, will grace the cover of FIFA 16 in North America. This will mark the first time in FIFA series history that a woman had appeared on the game’s cover though each of the two will share the cover with male superstar Lionel Messi.
“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA,” said Morgan. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on [...]
June 2nd marked the launch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s third DLC Pack. Titled “Supremacy,” this newest batch of content includes a variety of new maps for players to fight on, with some based on popular maps from the series past. For a more in-depth look at this new round of battlefields, look below for map descriptions straight from Activision:Parliament: Docked on the River Thames, this military cargo ship delivers a view of the London cityscape along with a fast-paced combat experience. Mixed site-lines provide opportunities for all styles of play to dominate this medium-sized map. Players can take control of the map-based score streak to unleash a [...]
According to a posting put out by Capcom today, the HD remake of the first Resident Evil has sold over one million copies since its digital release in January of this year. The game is also notable for holding several other impressive sales records as well, including being the fastest selling digital day one game on the Playstation Network and Capcom’s best selling digital game of all time in both North America and Europe.
Resident Evil HD is an enhanced port of the 2002 Gamecube remake of the game of the same name, which built upon the basis of the 1996 PS1 original by adding massively enhanced graphics and rebalanced gameplay. The new HD version of the game [...]
Developer: Telltale Games Publisher: Telltale Games Platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android Release Date: March 25th Price: $4.99 Played On: Xbox One
The publisher provided a copy of this episode for the purposes of this review.There Are No Winners Here
We continue to roll on in the developing saga of House Forrester. The past two episodes saw us dealing with deaths in the family, a once proud house made to suffer the indignity of occupation and the politicking in King’s Landing taking near fatal turns. The multi-character perspective that the plot takes on has worked well up to this point as it has, as well as Telltale can, [...]
Developer: NetherRealm Studios Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android Release Date: April 7th (iOS/Android), April 16th (PS4, Xbox One, PC) and possibly June 2nd (Xbox 360, PS3) Price: $59.99
Mortal Kombat is a series known for its brutality. The bloody fighter staked its claim in the landscape of video game history by willingly displaying violence at an extreme level that other popular titles like Street Fighter simply weren’t doing. Every subsequent release stacked the deck further with more modes, more gore and more of everything. It was, let’s face it, a bloated mess by the time NetherRealm [...]
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, iOS and Android
I try to avoid spoilers where direct analysis of the story is concerned but, be warned, some names and events mentioned could be considered mildly spoilerish. Tough to not talk about plot points in a story-driven game, folks! A review copy of this episode was provided for the purposes of this article.The Sadness of House Forrester
The decidedly George R.R. Martin twist at the end of Episode 1 showed that TellTale wanted to bring the thunder in regards to emulating the feel of [...]
CD Projeckt announced this afternoon two new expansions for the upcoming sequel to their flagship series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe,” says Marcin Iwiński, CD PROJEKT RED co-founder. “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone [...]
Title: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC Price: $39.99 (Retail), $24.99 (Digital Complete Season Pass), $4.99 per episode (4 Episodes + 2 Bonus Episodes)
A copy was provided by Capcom for the purposes of this review
She awakens inside a dank and poorly lit prison cell. A few moments to collect her wits and she’s up on her feet. It isn’t long before she can hear Moira calling out to her. Barry’s daughter is a good kid even if she desperately needs a filter between her mouth and her brain. If this was the first time she’d be taken against her will and held captive she might [...]