On a day where we have found ourselves questioning the presence of remasters and their position in our gaming lives, Microsoft have hit back (not directly at us) with the incentive of all remastering incentives. Today they have announced that anybody who should purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One and plays between 25th August and 31st December 2015 will also unlock the entire back catalogue of Gears titles via Xbox Backward Compatibility.
"Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad - and sometimes worse - than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012's Game of the Year."
It's a definite saving on the currently listed £20.00 that Amazon have the game priced for and is also included in the Clubcard Boost, a nice £6 game if you can cover it.
It's an inconvenience we all have to suffer is the lack of storage capacity on the Xbox One. With the every growing catalogue of digital games we are offered on a monthly basis through Games with Gold we increasingly find we are having to remove games to play the ones we want at any given time. Well gamers we must take a stand. Granted it's a financial stand but I don't think we can begrudge a £53.99 price tag for 2tb of glorious storage space.
This purchase does require the use of code 'BIGTHANKS' which will be valid until midnight tonight.
Alien: Isolation is pant wettingly (is that even a word?) awesome, it really is. Off the back of the mixed received Alien: Colonial Marines, Creative Assembly have really hit the immersive feel of what soiling your pants on the Nostromo really must have felt like.
It really is a brilliant game and most definitely one of my best played titles this year. If you have the option to do so, I highly recommend you close the curtains and crank that volume up.
I haven't played an NBA title since way back when I played Jordan Vs Bird and NBA Jam on the Sega Mega Drive back in the 90s. He's on fire!
For all of its charm and personality on-court improvements, NBA 2K14 hides a fair amount of dust under the hood. It's an outstanding package, certainly, and oozes style and substance, but the modes that have been begging for improvement for the last couple of years are still left relatively untouched, and series veterans might come away a little disappointed in spite of the on-court improvements. - NBA 2K14 Review | Still On The Path To Greatness
My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.Click here to read more...
Another gaming experience that demands to be played all in one sitting, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ends up being a triumph in storytelling through unconventional means. Conveying characters without words, co-operation without multiplayer, and daring to construct mechanically polarising game in the name of an emotional climax, Brothersshouldn't really work. But its final act stuns and satisfies and proves something to savour. - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review | My Brothers' Keeper
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons releases for both Xbox One and Playstation 4 on the 4th September 2015. Be warned, it's made the hardest of gamers soft.
We reported back in June rumours of a possible appearance for ZombiU on Xbox One, PS4 and PC which were spotted at the time on the Australian ratings board. The good news is, the rumours were true. Zombi (without the U, obviously) is coming to all three platforms on August 18th.Click here to read more...
Halo 5 is set for release on October 27th of this year, and with its Limited Edition sitting at around £79.99 and upwards we are a little shocked to see this listing strumming its stuff like the big I am at only £54.99 with the voucher code below.
Lock and load with the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition which includes the Warzone REQ Bundle - 14 Premium Requisition packs to enhance Spartan combat.
The Limited Edition also contains:
The line up for next month's Games with Gold additions have just been announced, and they're looking pretty damn good.
If you're currently in need of an Xbox Live subscription or cheap Xbox top-up cards, make sure to check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards
Xbox Live Gold members can download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free during the month of August.
How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.
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I've owned an Xbox One for just over a year and still haven't managed to find a use for the Kinect I have for it. But, that said I also haven't found a use for the Playstation Camera either. Both were impulse purchases just because I wanted them.
Still, whether you find a use for it or not, £34.96 is a brilliant price. I've also heard you can substitute players with your voice on FIFA using it.
The latest and final batch of the 16 free DLC pieces from CD Projekt Red has been announced today via Twitter and could well be a new lease of life to the title for those with a full completion under their belts. "New Game+" is to be added to The Witcher 3 according to a statement posted on Twitter today. Unfortunately the DLC isn't quite ready just yet, with the studio having stated that it currently needs a bit more time.
NG+, the final FREE DLC, is on the way! Stay tuned. Won’t happen this week - we need a bit more time to finish it. pic.twitter.com/jheuPi94wc
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 27, 2015
Should you feel slightly unsure of what "New Game+" actually is. You may recall something similar when playing a title such as Borderlands 2 (known as "True Vault Hunter Mode"), where upon completion you are offered a chance to re-start the game again at the same level you completed it, carrying all inventory items, money and proficiencies with you from the your first playthrough.Click here to read more...
I'm not quite sure what of this to be honest. Arnold Schwarzenegger (or more specifically, The Terminator) has been added to the WWE 2K16 line-up as a pre order bonus according to a press release from publisher 2K. Players who pre-order this years entry from any participating retailers will have the option to play one of two available T-800s. The first one is from the original Terminator movie back in 1984, with Terminator 2: Judgement Day being the second option.Click here to read more...
The Ryse Legendary Edition is an absolute bargain at only £13.96 delivered on Xbox One and containing:
The full season pass included in the Legendary Edition contains four Game Add-Ons:
Morituri Pack includes five all new maps, five maps optimized for Solo Mode, and a new Gladiator skin, “Oswald.” Infiltrate an enemy camp to subvert the barbarian invasion on “Beacon,” and fight fire with fire in ancient Egypt on “False Gods.” “Revolution,” challenges you bring light to a dying empire and restore the glory of Rome. Two new Survivor maps, “Sulfur River,” and “Forbidden Forest,” challenge you to kill to survive. Finally, Solo mode is also available for the “Market,” “Garden,” “Beacon,” “Revolution,” and “False Gods” maps.Click here to read more...
Sunset Overdrive brings the fun. Though Insomniac's inexperience with open-world games leads to inconsistent mission design and a few oversights, its infectious energy, breathtaking traversal, silly weapons and violently colourful playground make for a brilliant way to blow off steam. - Sunset Overdrive Review | Xbox Fun
I'm pretty sure this is one of, if not the lowest price we have seen for Sunset Overdrive. It's definitely worth noting that VideoGameBox do state this as the EU version, but it will work fine on your UK console. Use code 'VGBDISCOUNT' to drop the listed price.
We'd almost forgotten about Dragon Age: Inquisition given that all our attention as of late had been distracted by The Witcher 3 and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, but that doesn't stop us appreciating a bargain when we see one. Should you have already conquered TW3 or TESO you should definitely check out Dragon Age: Inquisition, especially at these great prices.
Forget the disappointments of the previous instalment – BioWare are back on top form with Dragon Age: Inquisition. With huge expansive locations to explore, a rich and detailed world to be immersed in, and a branching narrative that has the player make tough choices, it is not only one of the best RPGs of the year, but a strong last-minute contender for game of the year. - Dragon Age: Inquisition Review | BioWare’s Redemption
Two new free DLC packs have been released for Mortal Kombat X on both Playstation 4 & Xbox One.
Both packs feature classic fatality's for your Mortal Kombat characters.The first pack includes four Klassic Fatalities from the original Mortal Kombat which are Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya and Johnny Cage, with the second pack featuring four Klassic Fatalities from Mortal Kombat 2, Including fatalities for Mileena, Kitana, Kung Lao and Jax.
Assuming that up to date NBA rosters aren't a major factor for you, it's pretty hard to sniff at NBA 2K14 for only £7.85 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and let's be honest, nobody has really cared since Michael Jordan left the scene.
It’s not quite Battlefield 4, and let’s face it, I’m not sure anything could top Bad Company 2. Hardline is the latest instalment from EA in the Battlefield franchise, and at only £20 on last gen consoles and £24 for current consoles, four months after it’s release it’s going to be quite difficult to resist.
It's hard for me to praise Bethesda as of late without coming across a little too overly loving towards them. It's just under a month ago that I explained how I appreciated how Bethesda schooled the industry with Fallout 4's reveal, and now, well now they are offering Dishonored: Definitive Edition to both Xbox One and Playstation 4 owners who owned the original on either the Xbox 360 or the Playstation 3 at just half price (£15).
The great news?...Click here to read more...