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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta This Week

    star wars battlefront 2 betaStar Wars Battlefront 2 is having an open beta event in anticipation of the game launch next month. The beta is taking place later this week and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

    If you pre-ordered Battlefront 2, you'll be able to jump in on October 4. If you haven't pre-ordered, you'll be able to play the beta starting from October 6. The beta will be live until October 9.

    As well as revealing the beta start dates, EA has explained which maps and modes will be in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

    There will be four game modes available in the beta. This includes Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, Strike, and Arcade.

    In Starfighter Assault, players will be able to play in a 24 player two-sided affair in space. In Galactic Assault, players will play a 10v10 battle mode on Naboo. Players will be able to play as both the separatist droids and the clone troopers from the prequel movies.

    Strike is a smaller class-based mode that focuses on infantry instead of vehicles and heroes. The Strike map for the beta is Takodana.

    Finally, Arcade mode is an offline option that supports split-screen play.

    Are you interested in the new Star Wars Battlefront 2? The game is set to launch on November 17. In other news, the original Star Wars Battlefront II, the one that launched in 2005, recently had its servers restored for PC players.

  • 5 Hours of free Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gameplay Available

    ghost recon wildlands free trialIf you're unsure whether to pick up Ghost Recon: Wildlands or not, you'll be happy to hear that you'll now be able to play up to 5 hours for free in a brand new trial.

    Unfortunately, the trial is only available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for now, but if you own a PS4 or an Xbox One, you'll be able to play the full game for 5 hours without spending a penny.

    To access the trial on the PlayStation 4, follow the steps below:

    - Go to the PS Store
    - Search for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
    - On the game page, start the download by selecting on “Try Free Demo”.

    To access the trial on the Xbox One, follow the steps below:

    - Go to the Xbox Marketplace
    - Search for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
    - On the game page, select "Try For Free" to start the download.

    The trial will include the full game. (without any expansions) When you try the trial, you'll be asked to download the entire game. Once your 5 hours are up, you'll be given the option to purchase the game and after that, your trial version will convert to the full game and you won't have to download any additional files.

    Thankfully, any progress you make on the 5-hour trial will be saved for you if you do decide to purchase the full version. Considering it's free, you may as well give it a go if you've got enough space on your console hard drive.

  • Huge Destiny 2 Beta Preload File Goes Live

    Destiny 2 Beta PreloadPreviously, a small preload file for the Destiny 2 beta was put up online. The preload file was only 400MB in size, however, which lead many people to speculate that a bigger patch was coming closer to the beta start date.

    This has proven to be true today as a brand new patch for the Destiny 2 beta preload client has gone live. The new update is 12.6GB in size, making the total file size for the Destiny 2 beta client 13GB.

    This information is based on the beta client on the PlayStation 4 - file size may vary slightly on other platforms.

    If you've already pre-purchased Destiny 2, you'll now be able to jump into the action. Get the download started because the Destiny 2 beta will continue until July 23rd.

    The beta originally started on the PlayStation 4 on July 18. The Xbox One beta started on July 19.

    The PC beta for Destiny 2 will not go live until August. Currently, the exact Destiny 2 PC beta date hasn't been locked in.

    For those interested in the beta, you'll be happy to know that the first story mission, Homecoming, will be available to all players on Xbox and PS4 until July 23. If you have PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold, you will also get access to a PVE-based Strike mode and the PVP Crucible game mode.

    Destiny 2 will officially launch on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017. The PC version of Destiny 2 will get a launch on the client on October 24, 2017.

  • Watch Dogs in New Xbox Games with Gold Lineup

    watch dogs xbox games goldThe Xbox Games with Gold lineup for June 2017 was revealed earlier this month, but for those unaware, Watch Dogs has now been made available for free to all Xbox Live Gold members.

    The Games with Gold lineup for June 2017 includes a number of incredible triple-A titles, as well as a selection of indie games.

    To begin with, Speedrunners will be available on the Xbox until June 30. Speedrunners is an action-packed running game that puts 4 players against each other. It can be played locally or online. Players must run, jump, and use their environment to either outrun or take down their competition.

    Starting from June 16, Watch Dogs will be available for free for all Xbox Live Gold members. Watch Dogs will be available until July 15.

    Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's open world third person shooter title that features a futuristic Chicago, Illinois. Players must use the gray hat hacking techniques of the protagonist, Aiden Pierce, to get themselves out of a variety of dangerous situations.

    Dragon Age: Origins has also been made available for free - this game was made free on June 16 as part of the June Xbox Games with Gold lineup. Dragon Age: Origins, will remain free until June 30.

    Finally, a DLC pack for Phantom Dust has been thrown into the June 2017 Games with Gold lineup. This DLC pack will be available for free until June 30.

    Earlier in the month, Assassin's Creed III was also available for free, but this was removed on June 15 and replaced with Watch Dogs

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Live

    ghost recon wildlands betaThe Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta has started - players can already sign into Uplay, Steam, Xbox Live or PSN to install the open beta.

    The beta should now be live for all users in regions across the world. Currently, the beta is live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Currently, the beta download size is sitting at roughly 24GB for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, if you installed the previous PC beta you'll only need to download 19GB worth of data.

    Either way, you may want to start downloading now - this will be your last chance to give Ghost Recon Wildlands a try for free before the game is officially released. The open beta will remain open until Monday the 27th, so you've still got lots of time to get the game download and get playing.

    This time round, the open beta for Wildlands will have a total of two regions for exploring, as opposed to the full game's 21 different regions. The first region is Itacua, which was first seen in the previous beta period. The second region is called Montuyoc and it hasn't yet been seen by the public.

    To encourage players to try out the open beta, Ubisoft is also offering any players that play the beta now with an additional mission in the full game. Players will need to play the beta during this week and also purchase Ghost Recon: Wildlands before March 31 to get access to the mission, however.

  • Games with Gold January 2017 Lineup Announced

    games-with-gold-january-2017-lineupThe Games with Gold lineup for January 2017 has been announced.

    If you're already lining up to get your hands on some new freebies, you'll be happy to hear that the January 2017 Games with Gold lineup is pretty impressive.

    The first game available for the January 2017 lineup is World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. This game is for the Xbox One and will be available throughout the entirety of the month, starting on January 1st.

    Van Helsing: Deathtrap is a tower defense and action-RPG hybrid that comes with a versus mode, a cooperative campaign, and an extensive single-player campaign that tasks you with defending the world against the horrors of the void.

    Also on the Xbox One is Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition, and this will be made available from January 16 and will remain available until February 15.

    With Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition in your hands, you'll be able to unlock new combatants, more stages and Killer Instinct 2 Classic, the port of the iconic arcade fighting game. This legendary fighting franchise is a must-own for fighting game fans, with unique characters, fluid gameplay, and an open-ended combo system. You can battle friends and challenging AI at home, or unleash your skills online against players around the world and in monthly ranked leagues.

    Finally for Xbox 360, The Cave will be available from January 1st and will remain available until January 15th. The Cave is described as a whimsical adventure platformer and is available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    On January 16th The Cave will be taken down from the Games Store and replaced with Rayman Origins, which will remain in the store until January 31.

  • Super Mario Run Gameplay Showcased

    super-mario-runHeads up everyone, Super Mario is gearing up to be a front-runner for 2016 mobile game character of the year.

    While Super Mario has never left the comfort of Nintendo's consoles in the past, Mario's maker has finally wised up and have now prepared a Super Mario mobile game. The game is called Super Mario Run and we've known about it for a while now. However, today Nintendo finally revealed gameplay for Super Mario Run and we're actually quite impressed.

    As long as Nintendo sticks to their previous words, Super Mario Run will be free to download, with extra content and levels which can be unlocked with a one-time purchase. Nintendo won't be using any of the terrible in-app purchase practices seen in other popular mobile games such as Clash of Clans or Clash Royale.

    The game will feature the same gameplay we've learned to love from the Super Mario world - side scrolling fast paced action, plenty of levels and boss fights with Bowser. However, instead of the traditional control scheme, Super Mario Run will have a simple one-handed 'touch to jump' control system. Mario will continuously run forwards and players must tap to jump over obstacles and collect coins.

    It seems a little odd at first, but Super Mario Run should feel very similar to the traditional Super Mario games on Nintendo's handheld consoles.

    Super Mario Run will be hitting the app stores for free from December 15. However, you may be able to try out the game early by visiting an Apple Store and playing on the iPad and iPhone display units they have available.

  • Titanfall 2 to Get Free Trial

    titanfall-2-freeRespawn Entertainment is going to great lengths to get new players into the world of Titanfall 2.

    Alongside EA's help, Respawn has now released a free trial for Titanfall 2 that will allow players to try out the game before purchasing it.

    The trial has launched as a freebie for those with EA Access or Origin Access. Alternatively, those without EA/Origin Access can pay $4.99 for the first month, cancel their subscription and then use their first month to play the Titanfall 2 trial. The best option though, is for players to wait till December 2nd and pick up the trial for free - at this point, even those without Origin Access will have the ability to play the trial on PS4, Xbox One or PC.

    The Titanfall 2 trial will end on December 4 - after the trial ends, players will be able to purchase the game if they'd like to continue with the stats they left with. The trial will be limited to multiplayer, but there will be no content restrictions and the trial can be played without any time limits.

    Players will essentially be given the full Titanfall 2 multiplayer experience for free until December 4. To make it sweeter, a brand new content drop will hit on December 3rd, and all trial players will be able to experience the new content and new multiplayer map.

    Will you be trying out Titanfall 2 during the free trial period? It's the perfect time to do it.

  • Neverwinter Coming to PS4

    Neverwinter PS4

    A new expansion is coming to Neverwinter later this year, but before that the game will be coming to the PlayStation 4 for the first time. The PS4 version will also include all of the nine previously released expansions that have made their way to PC and the Xbox One.

    On the PS4 listing, Neverwinter has been described as a game 'Set along the Sword Coast, Neverwinter is a free-to-play game with eight playable classes and the controls have been reconfigured to make use of the DualShock 4's touchpad and Party Chat integration.'

    Whilst Neverwinter requires an Xbox Live Gold membership to be playable on the Xbox One, the Neverwinter release for PlayStation 4 will not require a PS Plus membership. This means that all PS4 owners will be able to play Neverwinter for free, so long as they are able to download the game to their hard drive.

    It's been a common trend to see free to play games make their way to consoles and Neverwinter isn't the first. However, Neverwinter is definitely one of the most popular MMOs available on console and with the long time it has been on Xbox One, there's no doubt that the PS4 release will be a lot smoother and more optimized than the version that first made it's way to the Xbox One.

    Neverwinter is still getting love from the publisher too - it's likely that the upcoming tenth expansion will also make it's way to PS4 and Xbox One when it is launched.

  • October Xbox Live Games with Gold Deals Announced

    xbox live games with goldI have started to quietly anticipate the release of the Xbox Live Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus free games each month, and like clockwork, each month new games are announced, and thousands of players bag a bunch of titles for free.

    This month, Microsoft has announced a few new games for the Games with Gold promotion, some of which players may enjoy.

    The first title released as part of the October Xbox Live Games with Gold promotion is Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and whilst this game is now incredibly old, when compared to the lifespan of the Xbox 360, it is still a great title, and if you haven't played it, I'd definitely suggest giving it a try. Many old school Battlefield fans have named Bad Company 2 the last "good" Battlefield game, but you'll have to make your own mind up about that one.

    Bad Company 2 will be available to download for free till October 15th, and a day later, Darksiders 2 will be put up for free. Darksiders 2 is another old title, but it's important to remember both of these titles are AAA games, so I don't think there's worth complaining about it. Both of the aforementioned titles are for Xbox 360.

    As for the Xbox One, Chariot has been put up for free - it is a new arcade game developed by Canadian developers Frima. Chariot will debut on the Xbox One in October, so it's pretty nice to see it being offered for free - the game will be available till the end of October.

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