Scuf Gaming Launches Accessories and Controller Customisation for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

SCUF Gaming, well know for their customised controllers have announced they will be releasing a whole host of Accessories and customisation options for the greatest controller in the world, the Xbox One Elite controller.

Through their partnership with Microsoft, SCUF is offering their crossover paddle control system and directional bias D-pad positioned for optimal ergonomic performance, military grade grip handles contoured to fit your hand and an increased range of precision thumbsticks. The SCUF ELITE customisation program also offers a full range of unique designs and colour treatments, including faceplate, buttons, trim and SCUF accessories. SCUF ELITE accessory kits may be purchased separately on scufgaming.com for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

The Paddle Control System & Directional Bias D-pad kit sells for $39.95 while the Pro Grips & Precision Thumbstick kit is $29.95 and available in five colour options.

For more information, head over to https://scufgaming.com/s/scuf-elite/

Games with Gold for January 2017 announced

We’re not far away from the New Year so Xbox have announced what games Gold members will be getting with the Games with Gold for January 2017

For Xbox One it’s the ID@Xbox tower defense action-RPG hybrid, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap followed by fighting game, Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition. On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility) it’s a pair of critically-acclaimed adventures with The Cave and then Rayman Origins.

Not a bad lineup!

The 12 days of TiXmas – Sports Game of the year.

Not only is it nearly Christmas, but it it’s Game of the Year season too!

For the next twelve days, or as we know it, The 12 days of TiXmas we’ll be revealing what we feel are the best games across a whole host of categories before announcing our Game of the Year.

Sports Game of the year should come as no surprise, great fun, full of action and so well supported by the developers, we give you…. Rocket League.

Have a watch of our video to see why we enjoyed it so much.

 

 

Xbox Live biggest ever sale starts 22 December

Xbox Live is getting its biggest ever sale, starting this week.

The sale offers 19 days of deals on hundreds of games, movies & TV shows, music and apps, including daily and weekly offers.

Countdown includes deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, with titles up to 60 percent off, including discounts on some of this year’s most popular games, like Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2 and many more! If that’s not enough choose from over 40 backward compatible titles on sale!

As soon as we get more details on the deals we’ll get them posted on here as soon as possible.

Demon hunter Victor Vran coming to Xbox

Victor Vran

Victor Vran is one of those games that seems inspired by so many other things that it’s original in itself. The current Steam hit, by Haemimont Games, mixes action and RPG in a frenzy of demon-killing and destruction, garnering much praise from critics and community alike. The developer has teamed up with publisher, Wired Productions, to announce that they intend on bringing Victor Vran to Xbox One in 2017.

Set in a beautiful but dark gothic world, Victor Vran is an intense ride of demons, ghosts and spells. With a stunning soundtrack as a backdrop, experience frantic combat as the titular demon bounty hunter, laden with past-life troubles that weigh heavily on his shoulders.

Forge your own hero as you quest to rid the city of Zagoravia from demonic monsters and malevolent creatures. Use your skills to dodge deadly attacks from demons, leap from towering locations and crush the skulls of your foes with brutal efficiency.

The developers have rebuilt Victor Vran from the ground up for console, using Haemimont’s own proprietary game engine. This will deliver 60fps whilst keeping the esthetic feel of the game’s dark atmosphere. The isometric action RPG will also feature local 2-player co-op and online 4 player co-op action, to keep the whole family interested, with daily and weekly maps to slash through.

Haemimont Games’ CEO Gabriel Dobrev;

We’re excited to be working with Wired Productions to bring Victor Vran to millions of players around the world. Our original vision was to shake up the RPG genre by delivering the first all-action role playing game, and the response from the press and fans alike has been incredible. This partnership with Wired Productions will allow us to grow that fan base, and to engage with more players than ever before.

It is expected that Victor Vran will bring his demon slaying madness to Xbox One both digitally and physically in early 2017.

Yes, there’s a trailer. Cue the gravelly-voiceover.

 

MX Vs. ATV Official Track Edition release date announced

MX Vs. ATV Supercross Encore was released on next gen earlier this year and it was received with mixed reviews. It seems however that THQ Nordic aren’t letting negativity get to them and they’re releasing MX Vs. ATV Official Track Edition on January the 4th 2017 to coincide with the Supercross season starting on the 7th.

If you already own MX Vs. ATV Supercross Encore then you can download the Track Edition at a discounted price as DLC for around £20, however the boxed version of the Official Track Edition will be full price but will include the original game too.

If you have never played an Mx Vs. ATV title then check out the TiX review HERE.

Bigben heads into the sunset with Test Drive

The open world of Test Drive captured the hearts of many racing fans, but if it was so popular then why hasn’t it revved its engines onto Xbox One? Well maybe because it needed a new developer/publisher to nurture it onto current platforms – and that time is now.

Bigben Interactive have acquired the Test Drive brand.

“We are more than confident with respect to the quality of this franchise, which is loved by so many players,” stated Alain Falc, CEO of Bigben Interactive. “Our teams are very enthusiastic at the idea of being able to work on this license, which has already proven its worth – the game Test Drive Unlimited 2 sold 1.8 million units,” he concluded.

Bigben are renowned for producing racing titles, but can it do the Test Drive brand justice? Only time will tell!

For Honor is ‘ringing in the New Year’ with a closed beta

For Honor is kicking 2017 off with a closed beta that looks to answer the question who would reign supreme if Vikings, Samurai and Knights clashed on the battlefield. Dubbed “War of Factions”, this limited time event will track all activity during the beta and reward participating warriors and the winning faction.

Once the game launches in February, Faction War will become a regular cross-platform conflict – cross-platform? – with each season lasting 10 weeks, resuming once awards are dished out and an off-season period has passed.

Sign up now for a taste of what For Honor offers – which faction will you be siding with?

SpecialEffect launch Gameblast 17

Are you free between February 26-28 2017?

Do you like playing games? Fancy raising some money for SpecialEffect?

Let us introduce to Gameblast 17.

SpecialEffect are trying to raise £100k and you can help by doing something you love. By organising your own gaming marathon or challenge event. You’ll be levelling the playing field for everyone!

You can find out more by visiting the GameBlast17 website, let us know what plans you make for that weekend!