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  • Watch Dogs 2 Now Available

    watch-dogs-2-releaseWatch Dogs 2 is now available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in most regions across the world.

    The sequel to Ubisoft's open world third person hacker/shooter title has impressed critics across the globe, and a lot of players are finding it to be a huge improvement to the original game. Watch Dogs 2 is selling well, too, and in some regions, it falls short next to Infinite Warfare in terms of units sold.

    This time around, the character you'll be playing as is named Marcus Holloway - in the first Watch Dogs game players found themselves in the shoes of Aiden Pierce. Marcus has a number of different traits that make him stand out when compared to Pierce, namely his agility and physical flexibility.

    Marcus Holloway has a better grip with hand to hand combat and his parkour skills are on another level, which makes traversing practically any object in Watch Dogs 2 a lot of fun. Holloway's agility also helps him to remain quieter when needed and stealth is a part of gameplay that players can opt for over violence in some situations.

    Watch Dogs 2 includes all of the hacks from the original game and a large selection of new hacks. Players can also jump into their friend's session and help them complete missions alongside their friend. New vehicles, new weapons and equipment have been added, and a variety of new multiplayer game modes have been crafted by Ubisoft to help flesh Watch Dogs 2 out with more content outside of the story campaign.

  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has Almost $100 Worth of DLC

    dead or alive 5 last roundWhether or not you're okay with the dozens of dollars worth of DLC content in Evolve generally comes down to how you feel about the whole practice of selling you content after the game has been completed, but it's not just Evolve that features staggering amounts of paid-for content.

    In fact, Team Ninja have recently released details on what new downloadable content will be available in their latest remaster for new gen consoles. I'm of course talking about Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, the game that is a remake of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, which is coincidentally a remake of Dead or Alive 5.

    I'm sure you can see what I'm getting at here. Even though Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is not going for full retail on either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, the game does include just under $93 worth of DLC.

    Fortunately, practically all of the DLC available is only cosmetic skins and costumes for characters, similarly to a lot of the content players can pay for in Evolve. The $93 price tag for DOA 5: LR is actually for the season pass. If you purchase every piece of DLC in Last Round separately, however, you'll possibly be looking at spending a considerable amount more.

    So, before you get mad at Evolve for trying to milk us of our hard earned cash, just remember, there are games out there that offer 79 character costumes for a crazy $93. Honestly, it's all a bit crazy, but let's just be glad that most of it, both in Evolve and Dead or Alive, is all cosmetic and has no impact on the game whatsoever.

  • Dead Rising 3 Chaos Rising DLC Releasing this Tuesday

    DR3 Chaos Rising

    Microsoft has now confirmed that the next DLC pack for Dead Rising 3, the third in a series of single player related add-on content, will be available for purchase on Tuesday, February 25th.

    The upcoming Dead Rising 3 DLC will be the penultimate add-on, and has been named the 'Chaos Rising expansion pack.' So far, Operation Broken Eagle and Fallen Angel have been released, making Chaos Rising the third DLC pack for Dead Rising 3 released in the last two months.

    So far, details for Chaos Rising have not been confirmed, which is quite surprising, considering that the release date is just tomorrow.  However, like the last two packs, it's likely that Chaos Rising will include a new chunk of story content, and it may also focus on a new protagonist, and most likely will add a bunch of new weapons and a few new vehicles to Dead Rising 3.

    Chaos Rising and the other two released DLC packs have been confirmed to all be part of the 'Untold Stories of Los Perdidos' series, and after Chaos Rising, there will be one more DLC release before the four part DLC is wrapped up and finished.

    Like many other DLC offerings for the Xbox One, there is a season pass available that will allow players to get access to all four DLC packs as they are released at an overall discounted price tag.

    No details have been given on whether there will be another set of DLC after the Untold Stories of Los Perdidos series, but if there is, it's safe to assume that there will be a separate season pass for any more additional content.

  • Xbox One Issues Summary- Green Screen of Death, Broken Xbox One, DOA, Blu-ray Drive

    Xbox One Broken DOA

    It looks as if both Sony and Microsoft have run into problems, and an increasing amount of reports are coming in about broken Xbox Ones and issues with the console.

    Once again, it's unlikely there is a large volume of consoles with any issues at all, but the minority that are having problems are likely to shout about it, and that's why all of the current issues have been made aware of.

    If you're having any issues with your Xbox One, use the summary to find out about how to deal with your problem.

    Xbox One Blu-ray Disk Drive Problems

    Microsoft has acknowledged the problem with Blu-ray disk drives not functioning properly and has offered to replace any consoles that have this problem. "The issue is affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers", Microsoft said in the statement. "We're working directly with those affected to get a replacement console to them as soon as possible through our advance exchange program."

    Obviously, at this time it’s hard to say just how long it will take to get a replacement console.

    Green Screen of Death

    This is a freezing problem that occurs on the Xbox One dashboard UI, but unfortunately a statement by Microsoft hasn't been made about this problem. If you still have the box and the receipt, you could try your luck at the retail store you purchased it from and try to get a new console. If your local area is out of consoles, you'll have to wait for an official reply.

    Xbox One Dead-On-Arrival

    This seems to be a very rare issue, but it is happening nonetheless. If you're unfortunate enough to have this problem, take it back to the store or try to contact the online e-commerce website you purchased your console from. Microsoft will probably offer a replacement console via the included warranty, but you'll have to directly contact them through their help lines.

    With such a huge global launch, hardware and software issues are bound to arise- it's likely most of you are enjoying your new console without any issues, but if you're unlucky enough to have problems, you'll have to go through one of the above routes to get it fixed.

  • Xbox One Sells 1 Million in 24 Hours

    1 Million Xbox One Sales

    Just like with the PlayStation 4's North American launch, Microsoft's new Xbox One console has managed to sell a total of 1 million units within the first 24 hours of launch.

    This is some pretty interesting news, and despite all of the criticism Microsoft have received, and the fact that the Xbox One is more expensive than the PlayStation 4, this shows that there is still a strong audience out there for the Xbox One.

    Microsoft made a statement to state that the Xbox One is now sold out in most retailers, despite other reports stating otherwise, however, the 1 million sales are most likely true at this point.

    To match the demand, Microsoft hope to mass produce more consoles before Christmas. Xbox's corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Yusuf Mehdi, has an offered a statement saying, "We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season."

    Like mentioned above, we've heard a few reports about a large amount of Xbox One's still being available, so although the console has sold incredibly well, it looks like Microsoft's next gen console may not be dealing with as many production issues as the PlayStation 4 is.

    Most reviews for the Xbox One from customers and critics seem to be quite positive, and many are hailing it as the console of choice for those who are more likely to use their console for more entertainment mediums such as TV, internet browsing, listening to music or watching movies.

  • Price Drop on Xbox One Titles At Amazon

    Xbox One Discount Exclusive Games

    If you're hoping to bag yourself a deal without having to deal with competition with other shoppers on Black Friday, you may want to hop over to Amazon because they have just temporarily reduced the price of some of the current available Xbox One games.

    All three blockbuster Xbox One exclusive launch titles have been reduced in price; this includes Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome.

    All three games will be reduced in price by $10, taking their $59.99 price tag to just under $50 bucks.

    On top of this, these copies of the game are Day One editions, which means you'll be able to bag yourself exclusive content that will not be available to anyone other than early purchasers or pre-ordered copies.

    For Ryse: Son of Rome this includes an exclusive box art and new unlockable gladiator items. The Dead Rising 3 Day One edition comes bundled with an exclusive box art as well, along with the exclusive tribute pack which pays homage to Frank West, the protagonist of the first two games by including extra features such as a Classic Frank West costume, Frank's Zombie Slugger weapon, exclusive special attacks, a custom skill move and perks for added melee damage and health.

    Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition comes packed with the Day One Edition car pack exclusive to the early purchasers which includes the 2010 Audio TT RS Coupe, the 2013 Ford Focus ST and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggara.

  • Titanfall Release Date Revealed

    Respawn has now announced that Titanfall, the futuristic next gen first person shooter, will be available on the Xbox One, the Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014 in North America, and March 13 in Europe and Australia.

    Respawn have also given details on their super expensive Titanfall collector's edition that includes a bunch of goodies for a grand total of $249.99. The collector's edition comes with a collectible 18 inch hand crafted titan statue and diorama with a battery-powered LED lighting system on the titan, as well as a full size art book with over 190 pages of the game's concept art, as well as a schematic of the Atlas Titan in the form of a poster.

    The collector's edition also includes a copy of the game, however details on whether this will be Xbox One exclusive have not been given yet.

    Titanfall has been hailed by critics as a breath of fresh air in the FPS franchise, by including all new forms of combat, such as a smooth mech combat system and the 3D and almost parkour-like foot soldier jetpack combat.

    Previous reports have suggested that Titanfall will be a timed exclusive, despite reports from Microsoft stating otherwise. Many believe that Titanfall will eventually make it to the PlayStation 4, so although this game looks great, it may be worth waiting instead of splashing out a load of cash on the Xbox One just for the game.

  • Destiny Pre-Orders May Give Beta Access

    If you've already pre-ordered Destiny, congratulations, you may be rewarded with a small gift that wasn't mentioned on the pre-order page.

    The open world co-op RPG shooter Destiny has been confirmed to be releasing sometime in the second half of 2014, but if you want to be able to play it earlier than that, you may actually have the chance to if you pre-ordered it.

    Thanks to the power of Reddit, a line of text was found on the Destiny website stating "Pre-order Destiny at select retailers and receive admission to the Destiny Beta. Play it first. Become Legend."

    After it was exposed, Bungie strangely removed it from their website, and neither Bungie or Activision have said anything about it since the exposure. To put that text on the website makes us think that Bungie and Activision do have a Beta planned for the game, and it looks like pre-purchases of the title will warrant the access of the Beta.

    The text was only shown on the UK and Canadian versions of the website though, so perhaps this offer will be regional based.

    Destiny is looking to be an even more ambitious title than the Halo franchise, and so far Bungie has shown some impressive gameplay of an open world style online drop in drop out co-op system, with dynamic events that anyone playing in the area at the time can become involved in.

  • No Loading Scenes and Dynamic Zombies on Dead Rising 3

    One of the true wonders of the next generation is the inclusion of games with absolutely no loading screens at all. The current generation of consoles suffered from long waiting times and boring pauses in game whilst we waited for new content to be loaded on-screen.

    Dead Rising 3 will be one of the first games to truly show the awesomeness of having no loading times by having a huge open world zombie game, filled with various of items, vehicles and interactive scenery, and hundreds of zombies along with it.

    No matter where you go in the world there will be absolutely no pauses in-game for loading screens, and you'll have a hard time looking for any freezes whilst the game tries to load new things such as when you enter a building filled with zombies.

    Another thing that is cool is that the Dead Rising 3 art developers have worked hard to ensure you'll "never see the same building twice." Every texture in the game has been hand crafted, and there is no reuse of assets across the world, so you're not going to come across the exact same 24/7 garage 100 meters down the road.

    Zombies are obviously a core component to Dead Rising 3 the Xbox One Exclusive. To mix things up, each and every zombie will be randomly generated and will randomly pick prebuilt hair styles, clothing, gorey areas and other features from a big pool of zombie parts.

    This should make the zombies feel like individuals, and hopefully you won't come across zombie twins all that often.

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