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Daytona USA and two more games added to Xbox One backwards compatibility

22 Mar

Daytona USA is now backwards compatible on Xbox One.

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Microsoft has added three new games to the list of Xbox 360 games backwards compatible on Xbox One. Major Nelson revealed them to be Daytona USA, Stacking, and Tower Bloxx Deluxe.

As always, if you already own these games on Xbox 360, they will show up in the Ready-to-Install section of your library. If not, you can purchase them from either your console or the Xbox Store website.

Daytona USA is priced $10, Stacking will run you $15, and Tower Bloxx Deluxe is $10.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Has this Japanese job listing confirmed the existence of The Evil Within 2?

20 Mar

A sequel to 2014’s underrated The Evil Within hasn’t been officially confirmed, but this job ad may have just spilled the beans.

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If you cast your mind back a couple of years, you’ll recall Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, a horror game that threw a big helping of action into the mix, and that got some pretty good reviews at the time.

Last year, Bethedsa said that the game sold well enough to warrant a sequel, and it looks like that may just be what we’re getting.

A job listing for Psycho Break 2 – the Japanese title for the game – was spotted and posted over on NeoGAF, calling for a translator and Q&A bug reporter.

The position runs from April 10 to October 31, suggesting that we could see a release at the end of the year.

If that is the case, keep your eyes on E3, as if this is legitimate, the sequel will most likely be announced this summer.

Are there any fans of the original game out there, waiting for another installment? Let us know what changes or improvements you’d like to see in a sequel in the comments below.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater documentary wants $75,000 of your money

16 Mar

Pretending I’m A Superman movie needs funding; supported by Hawk, Mullen and ex-Neversoft employees.

Pretending I’m A Superman – The Tony Hawk Game Story is a new documentary hoping to go into production revealing the history of the iconic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise.

It will include insight from Hawk, Rodney Mullen and a lot of the original team at Neversoft, and it’s being put together by Ralph D’Amato, who worked on the first eight Tony Hawk games.

D’Amato has also worked for Hawk as his new media guru, so he should know his stuff. He’s asking for $75,000 in funding for the movie, and there’s a bunch of rewards and such if you get involved over on indiegogo.

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Last we heard from Hawk he was prototyping a new skating game although it sounds like it’s in very early stages.

Xbox Live deals: Far Cry Primal, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Bioshock: The Collection, and more

14 Mar

This week’s Deals with Gold is heavy on Ubisoft titles.

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Major Nelson has revealed this week’s list of Deals with Gold titles, and it’s even bigger than usual thanks to the Ubisoft publisher Sale.

Some big Ubisoft titles are enjoying up to a 60% discount this week, including Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal, Rainbox Six Siege, and a bunch of Assassin’s Creed games.

The full list of Deals with Gold is below, and those marked with an asterisk are available only to Gold members. You can find more details and this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles on Major Nelson’s blog.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • BioShock: The Collection* – 35% off
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection* – 67% off
  • Farming Simulator 15 – JCB* – 33% off
  • Farming Simulator 15 – Official Expansion (Gold)* – 33% off
  • Farming Simulator 15* – 67% off
  • Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition* – 40% off
  • Gears of War 4* Xbox One Game – 50% off
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – Day One Version* – 50% off
  • HITMAN Intro Pack* – 50% off
  • HITMAN – The Complete First Season* – 50% off
  • I, Zombie* – 33% off
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition* – 40% off
  • Kingdom: New Lands* – 50% off
  • Knee Deep* – 50% off
  • OlliOlli2: XL Edition* – 75% off
  • Quantum Break* – 60% off
  • ReCore* – 50% off
  • The Assembly* – 40% off
  • The Living Dungeon* – 50% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Ubisoft Publishers Sale

(Xbox Live Gold not required)

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Trilogy – 60% off
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Season Pass – 60% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 60% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Jack the Ripper – 50% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Season Pass – 67% off
  • Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection – 40% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate – 67% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity – 60% off
  • Far Cry 4 – 60% off
  • Far Cry 4 + Far Cry Primal Bundle – 50% off
  • Far Cry 4 Gold Edition – 60% off
  • Far Cry 4 Season pass – 60% off
  • Far Cry Primal – 60% off
  • Far Cry Primal – Apex Edition – 50% off
  • Just Dance 2017 – 50% off
  • Just Dance 2017 Gold Edition – 40% off
  • Just Dance Unlimited – 1 month pass – 10% off
  • Just Dance Unlimited – 24 hours pass – 20% off
  • Monopoly Family Fun Pack – 60% off
  • Rayman Legends – 60% off
  • STEEP – 50% off
  • STEEP GOLD EDITION – 40% off
  • The Crew Calling All Units – 30% off
  • The Crew Season Pass – 60% off
  • The Crew Ultimate Edition – 40% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 50% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege + The Division Bundle – 40% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition – 40% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Gold Edition – 40% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: GEMSTONES BUNDLE – 50% off
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – 60% off
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division Gold Edition – 60% off
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division Season Pass – 30% off
  • Trackmania Turbo – 60% off
  • Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition – 60% off
  • Trials of The Blood Dragon – 50% off
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon + Trials Fusion Awesome Max Edition – 60% off
  • Watch Dogs 2 – 45% off
  • Watch Dogs 2 – Gold Edition – 40% off
  • Watch_Dogs – 60% off
  • Watch_Dogs Complete Edition – 60% off
  • Watch_Dogs Season Pass – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Axiom Verge – 50% off
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion – 50% off
  • Gears of War 4 – Run The Jewels Airdrop – 50% off
  • Hasbro Family Fun Pack – Super Edition – 50% off
  • Her Majesty’s SPIFFING – 25% off
  • I Am Bread – 25% off
  • Knight Squad – 50% off
  • Level 22 – 50% off
  • Manual Samuel – 50% off
  • Party Hard – 50% off
  • Reagan Gorbachev – 50% off
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – 25% off
  • Sky Force Anniversary – 25% off
  • Slain: Back from Hell – 50% off
  • The Final Station – 50% off
  • Westerado: Double Barreled – 50% off
  • Xenoraid – 33% off

Resident Evil Revelations is getting a digital and retail release on PS4 and Xbox One later this year

13 Mar

You can snap up Resident Evil Revelations this autumn.

Resident Evil Revelations was initially released back in 2012, and Capcom has just announced that it’ll be getting a PS4 and Xbox One release later this year.

Capcom posted the news on Twitter, saying that the game would be getting both a digital and physical release in Europe and North America this autumn.

Further details are scarce at the moment, but we’ll update you when we hear more.

Did you get a chance to play Resident Evil Revelations the first time around? Will you pick it up for the PS4 or Xbox One? Chime in below.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has you play as Star-Lord, no Hollywood cast onboard – new screens

10 Mar

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series gets new screens and details ahead of PAX East this weekend.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series has players in the role of Star-Lord, Telltale confirmed in a press release today.

The original story takes us “from Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond”, and is “set to the beat of awesome music”. Along the way, the Guardians of the Galaxy crew discover “an artifact of unspeakable power”.

“Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands,” Telltale said.

The cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty A-list for video game voice acting, although sadly none of the actors from the movie make appearances. That would cost so, so much, and for a dialogue-driven game, be very difficult to fit in with their schedules Here’s the list:

  • Star-Lord: Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series
  • Gamora: Emily O’Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor)
  • Rocket: Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars, 47% of all video games)
  • Drax: Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs)
  • Groot: Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends)
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will release during northern spring. Platform details are not yet available but you can count on all the usual suspects, and a disc-and-season-pass dealio will be available from the get-go. We expect Guardians of the Galaxy to kick off in April thanks to a bit of a leak.

Expect Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series news this weekend, as there’ll be a panel at PAX East. It will also be one show at SXSW the week after, with a live Crowd Play session.

Xbox Live deals: The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, Ark: Survival Evolved, Unravel, more

7 Mar

This week’s Xbox One Deals with Gold are live and you can save up to 80% on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.

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Along with The Witcher 3 Complete Edition and Unravel, the EA Publisher’s Sale is still going strong, so there are plenty of offerings from the company.

Ark: Scorched Earth, which in Game Preview on Xbox One, is 25% off and the base Ark game is 50% off. Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition is 35% off and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is 50% off.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Deals marked with asterisks are available only to Gold members.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition* – 35% off
  • Dead Rising 4 Season Pass* – Add-On -40% off
  • Dead Rising 4* – 35% off
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli* – 50% off
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection* – 60% off
  • Prototype Biohazard Bundle* – 60% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass* – Add-On -75% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider* – 50% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration* – 50% off
  • Strider* – 75% off
  • The Bug Butcher* – 33% off
  • The Escapists* – 67% off
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – The Complete Edition* – 50% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion Pass* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone* – Add-On – 40% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Pit People(Game Preview) – 15% off
  • ARK: Scorched Earth (Game Preview) – Add-On – 25% off
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • ASTRONEER (Game Preview) – 20% off
  • Rivals of Aether (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • Slime Rancher (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • Subnautica (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • The Long Dark (Game Preview) – 30% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – EA Publishers Sale

(Xbox Live Gold not required)

  • Battlefield 1 – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Shortcut Kit: Ultimate Bundle- Add-On – 25% off
  • Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – 40% off
  • Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – 67% off
  • Battlefield 4 – 75% off
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – 75% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 30% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Mirrors Edge Catalyst – 60% off
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Bundle – 70% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – 80% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition – 80% off
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif – Add-On – 35% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass – Add-On – 50% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition – 50% off
  • Titanfall 2 – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2: Angel City’s Most Wanted Bundle – Add-On – 25% off
  • Unravel – 75% off

Discounts are valid now through March 13.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands – here’s what’s included in the Season Pass, free PvP mode and Challenges coming

2 Mar

Details on the Season Pass and other post-launch content plans have been provided for Ghost Recon: Wildlands – both free and paid.

A price for the Season Pass wasn’t provided as of press time, but it’s known that certain retail and digital editions of Ghost Recon: Wildlands will include the pass along with all post-launch content.

The Season Pass will come with two major expansions, one special mission, boosts, equipment packs, and an exclusive vehicle. Both expansions will include one week of early access before being released to the public.

Those who do not own the Season Pass will need to fork over some cash for each of the expansions. A price was not provided.

All players, though, will be handed a free PvP update for after release. It’s a tactical, class-based 4v4 team combat mode with details to be made available at a later date.

Ubisoft also provided information on Challenges. The first Season of Challenges will start a few weeks after launch with each Season featuring a specific theme, creating a short story to follow.

For a month and a half, players will be handed weekly objectives, some of which need to be accomplished solo, with the Task Force and through the entire community. If the different Challenges are completed, various rewards will be unlocked for all participants. More information on Challenges will be announced at a later date.

Information on what’s included in the Season Pass is below.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Season Pass

One week early access to two major expansions

  • Narco Road: Players will infiltrate a gang of smugglers and take part in crazy races and challenges to earn their infamous leader’s trust and destroy them from the inside. Gamers will be able to meet new bosses and travel the wildlands in new vehicles.
  • Fallen Ghosts: During an evacuation mission, the Ghosts’ chopper is shot down and the squad will need to adapt as they’re tracked down by an elite group of ruthless mercenaries. Players will fight a new powerful enemy, learn new skills and unlock weapons to complete their mission.

Missions

  • The Unidad Conspiracy missions: Players will work to break down and destabilize the alliance between Santa Blanca and Unidad in the Media Luna province.
  • The Peruvian Connection pack: Players will be able to play through the Peruvian Connection mission as well as receive seven gear patches.

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Faction themed equipment packs

  • Rebellion Ghost Pack: Players can don an outfit inspired by the brave Katari 26 rebels. They will also unlock a unique AK-47 equipped with a bigger magazine and customised with unique engraving work.
  • Unidad Ghost Pack: Players dominate enemies with an Unidad outfit so they can attack Unidad camps while in disguise. They will also unlock a unique Unidad LMG weapon, customised with the colours of Unidad, and equipped with a red dot scope and a larger magazine.
  • Santa Blanca Ghost Pack: With a Santa Blanca-inspired outfit, players can mimic their style without joining their ranks. This pack also unlocks the Santa Blanca golden M1911, customised with engravings and the mark of the cartel, for players to unleash chaos on the cartel.
  • Exclusive vehicle: Bolivian Minibus

Digital content boosts

  • Permanent +5% XP booster for the player
  • Single-use short XP booster: +50% XP for the player and +25% XP for other players in the session, expires two hours from time of use.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands releases on March 7 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s Vietnam expansion is currently free on Xbox Live

1 Mar

The one and only expansion for the much-loved Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is currently available for free on Xbox.

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Bad Company 2, an Xbox 360/PS3/PC title which is now part of EA Access and is backwards compatible on Xbox One, only ever received the one expansion pack. Now, you can pick it up for free if you’re on Xbox. What’s more, if you’re not a member of EA Access, the full game is currently discounted down to $10.

The game is also discounted on PS3 and PC, but the DLC isn’t free on either.

I’m not sure how active the multiplayer is for the Xbox version of Bad Company 2, but if you’ve got EA Access now would be a great time to try it out. Now, how about Bad Company 3, DICE?

Xbox 360 titles Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, The King of Fighters 2002 now playable on Xbox One

23 Feb

More games have been added to the list of Xbox 360 backwards compatible games for Xbox One.

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As noted in the headline, three of these are Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Borderlands 2 and The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match.

If you don’t already own Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 and you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can play the game for free on your 360 or Xbox One console from March 1-15 via Games With Gold.

Those who already have the disc, can start playing it today for Xbox One.

Other titles added this week were Gyromancer, Moon Diver and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

Xbox 360 titles Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, The King of Fighters 2002 now playable on Xbox One

23 Feb

More games have been added to the list of Xbox 360 backwards compatible games for Xbox One.

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As noted in the headline, three of these are Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Borderlands 2 and The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match.

If you don’t already own Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 and you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can play the game for free on your 360 or Xbox One console from March 1-15 via Games With Gold.

Those who already have the disc, can start playing it today for Xbox One.

Other titles added this week were Gyromancer, Moon Diver and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

Microsoft Announces Xbox March Games With Gold Titles

22 Feb

March is just one week away and Microsoft has finally announced Xboxs March Games With Gold titles. Layers of Fear – March 1st to 31st (Xbox One) Evolve Ultimate Edition – March 16th to April 15th (Xbox One) Borderlands 2 – March 1st to 31st (Xbox One and Xbox 360) Heavy Weapon – March 16th to […]

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Borderlands 2, Evolve are two of your Xbox Games with Gold for March

22 Feb

Microsoft has announced the four freebies Xbox Live Gold members can download during March.

On Xbox One, Gold members can download Layers of Fear for free during the entire month of March. Evolve Ultimate Edition, will be available as a free download March 16-April 15.

Xbox 360 users can download Borderlands 2 starting March 1. It will be free until Heavy Weapon takes its place on March 16.

More information is available on Xbox Wire.

As usual, all four games are available for Xbox One users thanks due to backwards compatibility.

GTA 5: The Cold & The Dead is our new favourite Rockstar Editor movie

21 Feb

See Los Santos re-imagined as a brutal wasteland.

The Cold & The Dead is a new machinima project from AbsolutePab, the guy behind some of our favourite Rockstar Editor movies to date; Los Santos Vice and The Discriminating Visitor of Los Santos.

Episode 1, Aftermath, is a longer take than previous flicks, using GTA 5 on PC, the Rockstar Editor and numerous mods to create a brooding and brutal post-apocalyptic story – the opposite of Los Santos’ often sickly dayglo pop-culture overdose.

“The Cold & The Dead gives me the opportunity to work with an apocalyptic environment but also the freedom to move back and forth through time,” says Pab.

“I always thought an alternative to the consumerism of GTAV would have made an interesting DLC for story mode.”

Check out the full movie above and it goes without saying you should subscribe to Pabs’ channel on YouTube for future updates.

We’ve grabbed a few screenshots below to highlight some of the cinematography in The Cold & The Dead.

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If you feel like flexing your own Rockstar Editor skills, we’ve got a guide to get you started right here.

If you make something cool, please share in the comments section below.

Metal Gear Solid movie may go the “Deadpool or Logan route,” says Kong: Skull Island director

21 Feb

Jordan Vogt-Roberts aims to make the type of movie “a Metal Gear megafan would be proud of.”

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Fans worried a Metal Gear Solid movie may be as poor as other games-to-film adaptations should take comfort in the words and passion of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Vogt-Roberts, who’s finishing up work on Kong: Skull Island, reckons he’s going to fight to make a real Metal Gear Solid movie.

“That is a property that I will fight tooth and nail to make sure is done properly because it’s so easy to screw it up and so easy for a studio to try and make it into G.I. Joe or try and make it into Mission: Impossible or try and make it into something that it’s not,” said Vogt-Roberts, to Collider.

“Unlike a comic book that’s had 40 writers or 100 writers over the course of a decade or two decades or whatever, for decades now Metal Gear Solid has essentially had one voice”

Highlighting the Metal Gear franchises’ ability to both play it straight and comedic, and swing from violence to cuddling dogs within minutes, Vogt-Roberts said he could work with any budget, indie or blockbuster, and that it might be a stripped back affair similar to recent acclaimed superhero movies.

“I want to make the version of the movie that is most true to what it needs to be, so if that is a Deadpool or Logan route where you go with a smaller budget and you’re able to make it R, great. If you need to blow it out more and really get that bigger budget and go PG-13, I think it could exist in both avenues.”

“There are hyper-violent parts to Metal Gear but I would not necessarily call the hyper-violent part the core element of it versus like the tone and the voice and the philosophies that the characters exhibit,” he added.

“Those characters sort of are these walking philosophies, so I think nailing that part is far more important necessarily than thinking about the rating at this point, because right now we’re just trying to get the best version of it.”

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Vogt-Roberts has met with Kojima, and understands the Metal Gear series is ultimately based on the work of one man rather than a franchise that has grown with the input of multiple creatives.

“It is such a genius, idiosyncratic work and being able to spend time with [Hideo] Kojima recently has been like a dream,” he said.

“Unlike a comic book that’s had 40 writers or 100 writers over the course of a decade or two decades or whatever, for decades now Metal Gear Solid has essentially had one voice,” he said.

At this stage the Metal Gear Solid movie isn’t deep in development, with Vogt-Roberts only joining in 2014. The director is currently working with producers to get the feel of the game right so it doesn’t alienate fans, and he doesn’t seem bothered by the long history of ropey video game movies, either.

“It’s not even about being a video game movie, Metal Gear is an important story, an important set of characters. So it just needs to be approached right now from how we nail that.

“Right now I’m just working with incredible producers and trying to make a version that you or a Metal Gear megafan would be proud of and where people would be comfortable with that version to say, ‘I know this is different, I know this is not exactly the way a normal movie might go, but this is very Metal Gear’ and that is what will make random Joe Schmoe in Nebraska who has no idea what Metal Gear is, that is what will make them fall in love with this franchise and with Solid Snake and these people.”

Watch the full video above and breathe a sigh of relief that at this stage your beloved Metal Gear seems to be in pretty good hands.

Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies since its release in 2011

18 Feb

Since its release in May 2011, Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies, according to developer Re-Logic.

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The milestone was reached by the end of 2016, meaning over 4.1 million copies of Terraria have been sold each year for the past five years. 8.3 million units were sold within the last 18 months on PC since update 1.3 launched in June 2015.

Along with unit sales figure, (thanks, PCgamesN) the studio also shared more stats on the 2D sandbox adventure since launch day:

Launch (May 2011)

  • PC only
  • Over 250 Items
  • Six NPCs (seven counting the old man)
  • 20 Enemies
  • Three Bosses
  • Ten Biomes
  • Game “ended” with the Dungeon, explorable upon defeating the final boss of the game at the time.

Present

  • Available on: PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita, PS4, 3DS, Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon mobile.
  • Over 3,800 Items
  • 25 NPCs (26 if, again, you count the old man)
  • Over 350 Enemies
  • 16 Bosses (plus nine mini-bosses)
  • 27 Biomes (Plus a number of “mini-biomes” such as Pyramids or Living Trees)
  • Optional “Events” (The Moons, Invasions, etc)
  • Game “ends” with Moonlord, though optional content remains
  • Expert Mode
  • Numerous Quality of Life Improvements
  • More planned

The developers also promised there are more “tidbits” they aren’t quite ready to share yet, including and update on the status of Otherworld.

Also, update 1.3 for consoles is “just around the corner,” according to the studio with the mobile version releasing afterward.

Re-Logic also described Terraria as a franchise with “so much life left in it,” in the post, and said it “cannot wait to share those plans in the months and years to come.”

Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game of January 2017, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, other heavy-hitters play musical chairs

17 Feb

The NPD group has released hardware and software figures for January 2017 and it should come as no surprise that PlayStation 4 and Resident Evil 7 topped the respective sectors.

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January 2017 NPD at a glance

Resident Evil 7 tops software charts

PS4 was best-selling console

PC software spend declined 12% year-over-year

All categories – accessories, hardware, software – down 4% year-over-year

Compare month-on-month: December 2016

Compare year-over-year: January 2016

While hardware sales declined, software was up 14% to $313 million. NPD attributed the increase to Resident Evil 7’s release, especially when comparing the year-over-year (yoy) release slates.

It’s also worth noting Resident Evil 7 was only on the market for five days when the NPD reporting period ended.

“With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game in January,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.”

First-person shooters Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 were still two of the best-selling games for the month, and neither title has fallen off the chart since release in fall 2016.

Overwatch also returned after dropping off the NPD software list in October.

The rise in sales could possibly be attributed to various discount offers or the Overwatch Year of the Rooster event; however, that’s just conjecture on our part as NPD didn’t elaborate on why Overwatch was once again charting. It was, however, one of the best-selling games of 2016 per NPD’s yearly report in January.

Action titles Grand Theft Auto 5 and Watch Dogs 2 also remained on the chart, while sports titles Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 remained popular with US consumers as well.

PC software came in at $16 million, a 12% decline yoy from $18 million.

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NPD Software Top Ten January 2017

You’ll notice not much changed on the chart since December 2016, as the heavy hitters played musical chairs and that’s about it.

The biggest changes were the entry of new releases Resident Evil 7 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – the second best-selling PS4 title for the month.

Pokemon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy 15 fell off the chart, and again, Overwatch reentered it.

The full NPD software chart is below, but keep in mind not all digital stores report sales data. Some publishers who sell through the PlayStation and Xbox Stores report data, but others do not. For example: Microsoft, Sony and Blizzard (Battle.net) do not report first-party sales.

  1. Resident Evil 7 (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  4. Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  5. NBA 2K17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
  7. Madden NFL 17 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  8. Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  9. Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  10. FIFA 17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

This month, NPD also started reporting catalog sales of titles from the first six months of availability – starting with month seven (thanks, MCV). The winning publisher in the category for January 2017 was Take-Two and it was also the top publisher for 2016. NPD attributed this to continued sales of GTA 5.

NPD Hardware January 2017

Last week, the initial NPD report had PS4 topping hardware followed by Xbox One – which according to Microsoft enjoyed year-over-year (yoy) growth compared to January 2016.

PS4 sold the most units, with Xbox One coming in second place, and Nintendo’s Nintendo Classic Mini: NES in third.

“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”

For the month of January 2017, hardware totaled $127 million, a decline of 19% yoy compared to $157 million in 2016.

Accessories declined 17% yoy to $155, with toys-to-life skus (ex: Skylanders, amiibo, Lego Dimensions) showing the biggest decline.

Total spent in the US on accessories, hardware and software for the month January hit $611 million. While that’s indeed as large figure, it’s 4% less compared to $637 million spent in 2016.

NPD said the lower figure was due to a decline in hardware sales and general lack of growth.

Play Rocket League, NBA 2K17 free and get online without an XBL Gold sub all weekend

16 Feb

Microsoft is hosting another free multiplayer weekend, and if that’s not enough for you, Rocket League and NBA 2K17 are also free to download a play for the duration.

The free weekend starts today and runs through Sunday, February 19. Starting today you can also download both NBA 2K17 and play as much as you like until the aforementioned date.

Plus, Rocket League is also on sale this week for 25% off at £12/$15, which is a good incentive to pick it up if you liked it during the free trial. NBA 2K17 is also on sale for $20 off, so it will run you $39.99/£35.74 instead of $59.99/£54.99.

If you are unfamiliar with the free multiplayer weekends, it’s exactly as it sounds. You can play online without an Xbox Live Gold subscription whether you own an Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

So, if you own a game with a multiplayer component, hop online with your friends and shoot things, solve puzzles, kill orcs or what have you all weekend long.