Hitman Season Finale takes you to Hokkaido, Japan

The time has come to put everything you have learnt from both the story and the game to the test, in the Season Finale of Hitman, available today. Take Agent 47 to Hokkaido, Japan, where this time he has to locate two targets in the grounds of the hyper-exclusive GAMA private hospital and resort.

The Season Finale marks the end of a journey that began with a Prologue and Paris in Episode 1, continued with Episode 2 in Sapienza, Episode 3 took us to  Marrakesh, Episode 4 saw Agent 47 in Bangkok before heading over to Colorado for Epsiode 5 and finally now Hokkaido, Japan for the Season Finale.

When asked about Hitman, Hannes Seifert, Studio Head of Io-Interactive said;

It was a brave decision to go fully digital episodic with Hitman, fundamentally changing how we make the game, and for us it has been a major success. I want to say a big thank you to all the players for making this possible! Together we’ve built and run the biggest and most replayable locations of any Hitman game and added new live content every single week since launch. And although we’re now completing season one, this is only the beginning for our ever expanding World of Assassination.

So the future looks good for Hitman, but let us know what you’d want to see in the next Season? For further information about this or anything else to do with the Hitman game, check out the Official Hitman Website.

Little Acre given release date and trailer

Developers Pewter Games have given their retro style adventure game a release date and brand new trailer. Little Acre looks like a fun adventure game set in a cartoon styled gameplay.

Pewter describe Little Acre as “This adventure, set in 1950s Ireland, follows the story of Aidan and his young daughter, Lily. While investigating the sudden disappearance of his father, Aidan finds himself transported to a strange new world populated by bizarre creatures. However, things are made slightly more difficult when young Lily decides that she is going to ‘help’ and encounters her own perils along the way.” This is Pewter’s first release and looks to be promising.

Little Acre has been set for release on the 22nd of November, details of any updates or pre-orders can be found on Pewter’s Facebook page HERE

New Gears of War 4 maps arriving November 1

Xbox have announced the first Gears of War 4 DLC is arriving on November 1.

Two of the most popular Gears of War Legacy Maps will make their debut in Gears of War 4 with the addition of Checkout and Drydock for Versus Multiplayer and Horde. Available November 1 for Season Pass holders as part of the early access Developer Playlist, Checkout and Dry Dock will also be introduced into free public playlists on November 8.

If you own the Season pass, you can look forward to anohter 22 maps over the next year.

Checkout

Revisit the iconic supermarket in Cole’s hometown of Hanover 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3 in this Legacy Map. Much like the rest of Sera, nature is reclaiming whatever it can following the Locust Wars, but that hasn’t slowed the fast, furious and frenetic combat that takes place between the checkout lanes and the electronics department.

Drydock

Transported from a COG ship building facility to a ship breaking scrapyard on a Seran mudflat, this fan favorite returns with a vengeance to Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer and Horde modes.

Dames of Destiny host special Twitch event

The Dames of Destiny are hosting a special three-day event from October 28 to October 30, to raise money and awareness to breast cancer.

They will be live throughout the weekend at www.twitch.tv/dames_of_destiny, with a host of special guests, including big names in the Destiny streaming world such as:

  • Guardian Outpost
  • Guardian Radio
  • Lady Desiree
  • TripleWreck
  • And many more…

The Dames of Destiny, and their affiliate clan the Safegamers, will open up the event on Friday, with the featured streamers taking their turn on Saturday and Sunday.

dames-schedule

Keep an eye on the Dames of Destiny Twitter account for up to date information regarding the stream, and to find out how you can help.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live action trailer released

Activision have released a live action trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which can be viewed below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6370S37UNik

The trailer, titled ‘Screw it, let’s go to space’ is directed by Peter Berg and it follows a crew of gamers – including Michael Phelps and Danny McBride – as they escape the frustrations of Earth and launch into intense dogfights, zero-G combat and classic boots-on-the-ground action across the solar system in the new installment of the Call of Duty franchise.

 

You won’t be seeing any pre-release day reviews for Bethesda titles for a while

If you’re intending to check out reviews for Bethesda’s upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition or Dishonored 2 before committing your hard earned cash, then you’ll be disappointed to learn that there’ll be very few, if any, reviews of either title before release day. This is due to Bethesda’s review code policy, which means review copies won’t be sent to reviewers until the day before release.

Bethesda invoked this policy earlier this year for Doom, and yesterday on their official blog, Gary Steinman, Bethesda’s global content lead, confirmed they’ll be sticking with it for upcoming releases. In it Gary Steinman says:

With the upcoming launches of Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2, we will continue our policy of sending media review copies one day before release.

This, of course, means reviewers will only get 24 hours before the game hits shelves, less than that when you take into account sleep. For both titles this means some outlets may rush their reviews, providing potentially inaccurate, and limited accounts of the game’s quality. These are more likely to convey a general feeling about the title rather than analysis. Other outlets, who take their time won’t be providing reviews for several days, if not weeks after release, advertising the game beyond normal timeframes and keeping it fresh in consumers minds.

The blog post goes on to say:

we want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time.

From a business perspective this makes sense. Consumers are more likely to purchase titles that have no criticism to put them off and Bethesda can limit the amount of information that’s out of their control. This is hugely anti-consumer. Through this policy Bethesda are preventing you from learning about the quality of their game until release, by which time they will have earned their money through pre-orders and day one purchases.

Like most things, the best way this can be changed is by voting with your wallet and not pre-ordering or purchasing on day one. Waiting for reviews, videos, forums, and word of mouth to convince you of a game’s quality before purchasing is the best way to show Bethesda that their method of minimising risk is anti-consumer, and to ensure your money is well-spent.

Play as the First Order in latest LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens DLC

Season Pass holders for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be pleased as today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that the First Order Siege of Takondana Level Pack is now available to download.

This latest DLC allows you to play as Kylo Ren and the First Order, as you storm the ancient edifice of Takodana and Maz Kanata’s castle in search of Rey and BB-8. Use all the power of the dark side to fight off adversaries and crush the resistance once and for all.

The First Order Siege of Takondana Level Pack includes the following;

Playable Characters – Kylo Ren, FN-1044 (stormtrooper), Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Stormtrooper Officer, Strono Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo.

Playable Vehicles – Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)

Owners of the games Season Pass can download this and other released DLC’s right now, or click here for further information about the Deluxe Version of the game and the Season Pass content. If you’re still unsure about the game, then why don’t you check out what we thought in our review.

Titanfall 2: Become One Official Launch Trailer

Check out the latest Official Launch Trailer to come from Respawn Entertainment for Titanfall 2. Titled ‘Become One’, both man and machine must work together to survive.

https://youtu.be/EXwdWuSuiYA

Titanfall 2 will be released on October 28th for Xbox One and PC and is available to pre-order now. Those who do pre-order Titanfall 2 will get exclusive access to the Angel City Map 3 days earlier than everyone else.

Hitman – the season countdown has begun

The Season Finale for the first season of Hitman is almost apon us and what better way to build up to the occasion than to take a walk down memory lane. Over the next 7 days (well 6 now) a new video will be posted every day as we approach the dramatic conclusion on the 31st October.

Starting just like the Season did, video 7 is the prologue. After this each video will move through the different locations in the game, before ending up in Hokkaido Japan, for the dramatic finale. For those who just cannot wait, check out the Season Finale Teaser Trailer below.

For further information about this or anything else to do with the Hitman game, check out the Official Hitman Website.

Halo Wars 2 – Blitz Mode, Tactical Combat meets Card Based Strategy.

Check out the latest video to come from 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, as they discuss the multiplayer modes available in the up and coming Halo Wars 2 along with a new style of gameplay called Blitz.

As you can see from the video, Blitz is a mix between real time strategy and a card based game. Players get to create a deck of 12 cards based on their chosen Commander, deploying these cards onto the battlefield in real-time during the match. As like other card based games, every card/unit carries an energy cost, the more powerful the unit the higher the cost to play it. Strategy will play key as in the heat of a battle do you spend your energy points on smaller units to build up your forces or save your energy so you can deploy Wraiths or Warthogs. Only you can make these decisions.

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Mode.

Blitz mode will come in two variations, Firefight and PvP. Firefight will be a PVE mode that can either be played by yourself or with up to two other friends against wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies. PvP will come in its normal fashion of ranked and unranked matches of 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3.

For more information about the up and coming game modes in Halo Wars 2, check out Xbox Wire, or the Official Website. Halo Wars 2 is due for release on February 21st 2017 on Xbox One and Windows PC.