Deep Silver Announces Gamescom 2014 line-up

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World-exclusive first hands-on for Dead Island 2 spearheads Deep Silver’s line-up in the Gamescom Entertainment Area – other playable titles include Metro Redux, Risen 3, Sacred 3 and Dead Island: Epidemic

Deep Silver officially announces its Gamescom 2014 line-up for its public booth in Hall 9.1. B011/C010 including a world premiere for visitors: Dead Island 2, the successor to the multi-million seller from 2011, will be playable for the first time – also marking the first time a Dead Island game will be playable on German soil! In total, more than 150 gaming stations for PC and consoles await the players.

The complete Xbox associated Deep Silver line-up that will be playable in Hall 9.1., B011/C010:

Dead Island 2 (Open World Action-RPG, www.deadisland.com)
The zombie apocalypse has hit the iconic, sunny realms of California. Building on the strengths of the multi-million best-selling hit Dead Island, Dead Island 2 delivers a shared survival, open-world zombie experience set in a clash of natural beauty and bloody horror and violence: paradise meets hell once again! Developed by award-winning studio YAGER, it combines the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing with crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters.

Metro Redux (First-Person-Shooter, www.enterthemetro.com)
Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC. For the first time, console owners can expect smooth 60FPS gameplay and state of the art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware.

Risen 3 : Titan Lords (RPG, http://risen.deepsilver.com)
Risen 3: Titan Lords is the newest opus by iconic German developers Piranha Bytes, the inventors of the cult Gothic series. The key element of the Gothic series as well as the Risen series is the vivid world and the freedom to explore it. The world of Risen 3: Titan Lords will be diverse, authentic and full of life – providing the player with an authentic, classic RPG experience.

Sacred 3 (Arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash, www.sacred-world.com)
Sacred 3 features classic arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash action centered around drop-in, drop-out cooperative multiplayer for both offline (2 players) and online (4 players) play. The game brings back fan-favourite characters such as the Seraphim, or the Safiri. Each character class features its own unique skills and weapons which can be upgraded to match the player’s very own combat style. As they master the art of war, players will fight their way through enemy hordes and try to outshine their fellow companions on their way to become the greatest hero of all.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector’s Editions

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced (like you never saw it coming) a few collector’s edition’s of their upcoming title – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first next-gen Call of Duty game that thisisxbox hope refreshes the franchise and becomes as popular as the Modern Warfare series.

Available from November 4th, you can grab an Atlas Limited Edition, Digital Pro Edition, and Atlas Pro Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, priced at $79.99, $99.99, and $119.99, respectively.

Each version comes with the Atlas Digital Content Pack, which features two new weapons — the Bal-27 AE Assault Rifle and Atlas 45 AE Pistol — as well as a unique Atlas exoskeleton, helmet, player card, and five bonus supply drops that unlock new in-game gear. Players will also be able to upgrade their exoskeleton in the campaign early with new powers and abilities via an extra upgrade token.

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The collector’s edition’s will also include Atlas Gorge; a bonus multiplayer map that reimagines Pipeline, a fan favorite map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. So, the recycling of maps still continues, but it’s great to see old places revived all over again…isn’t it?

The Digital Pro Edition and Atlas Pro Edition will also come with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, which unlocks access to all four upcoming DLC multiplayer map packs.

The Atlas Edition’s feature a unique steelbook case, the game’s official soundtrack, and the Atlas: Advanced Soldier manual — a collection of original concept art and historical and tactical information.

The multiplayer reveal for this years Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is happening on August 11th 2014 10amPDT. ThisisXbox will be on our way to Gamescom in Germany to get a taste of some hands-on action. Look out for views in the coming weeks.

Via OneofSwords

Pinball FX2 on Xbox One Will Have Free Xbox 360 Table Transfers

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Zen Studio’s have issued the following press release today:

Microsoft and Zen Studios have taken your feedback to heart, and seeing that many of you were very upset with the news that table transfers between Xbox 360 and Xbox One would not be happening, we have some good news for you! We will be able to implement table transfers on Xbox One starting from Pinball FX2’s launch. Any available table on Xbox One that was previously purchased for Xbox 360 can be imported to the new version free of charge.

However, as this process will take a bit more development time for the game, Pinball FX2 version of Xbox One will see a slight delay from its original release date this week to next month. We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature.

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support through this process, as well as Microsoft’s, who took your feedback very seriously and worked with us to implement this feature. And again, we do apologize for the delay while we create the Pinball FX2 experience that our fans both want and deserve. We’re excited to bring Pinball FX2 to Xbox One owners, to have their previous purchases honored and transferred, and we can’t wait to share with you what we’ve got coming in the future.

GTA V – Money Glitcher’s Getting Banned

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Although I have long left the days of Xbox 360 and GTA V behind until I will get my ass in gear and devote a decent playthrough on the upcoming Xbox One version – it has been reported that Rockstar Games are cracking down on money launderers in-game, otherwise known as those who have found exploits to cheat a few million dollars!

According to LatinTimes, several prominent GTA 5 YouTubers over the weekend have faced bans by showing various methods to obtain unlimited money in videos. As YouTube videos are often the viral source for money leaks and cheats, Rockstar Games has allegedly banned well-known GTA 5 YouTubers: LispyJimmy, Dynasty, Sernando, Sir Weed, and Glitch Master, for sharing the exploits.

Another popular Youtuber, DomisLive claims that Rockstar Games have undercover agents moderating the lobbies to catch cheaters in the act, but are not only banning IP addresses – your Xbox Live Account too!

Cheating and exploiting on Xbox Live is against the Xbox Code of Conduct and Terms of Use. If you have recently been looting your GTA wallet with mass amounts of cash… play safe and don’t be alarmed if you suddenly become unable to connect to Xbox LIVE!

Games with Gold for August Titles

Major Nelson has announced the titles free this August as part of the Games with Gold sort-of-promo-thing. There are two new free games on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 – Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero will become free downloads on August 1st for Xbox One.

    

On Xbox 360, starting Friday, August 1st, Motocross Madness (normally US $9.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dishonored (normally US $19.99) for free through August 31st.

    

Thanks Major Nelson