Soundcloud is coming to Xbox One, Win 10 beta starts today

SoundCloud is heading to the Xbox One with a brand new app on Xbox One.

Gaming-fans can visit the Xbox App Store, download the app, log-in to and easily begin listening to millions of songs or podcasts. The app is optimised to seamlessly integrate your SoundCloud music collection on Xbox One.

Features include:

  • Access to the features you love on SoundCloud including your favorite tracks and newest releases

  • Play and skip tracks with the sound of your voice using Cortana

  • Pin your favourite playlists to easily find the soundtrack for your next gaming experience

The Beta app for Windows 10 PCs and tablets will also be available beginning today. Users can visit the Windows Store to access the app and share their feedback here.

Twitch announce E3 schedule

With E3 2017 only days away, Twitch have revealed their schedule. It will start with EA Play. Of course Xbox fans will be keeping a close eye on June 11 for the Xbox show. We’ll be covering as much as we can on the day, there will be podcasts and livestreams to keep you all amused.

Twitch E3 2017 Streaming Schedule

June 10

  • EA Play – 12pm PDT 4pm EDT, 8pm BST, 9pm CEST

June 11

  • Xbox Preview Live – 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 9pm BEST, 10pm CEST
  • Xbox E3 Briefing – 2pm PDT, 5pm EDT, 10pm BST, 11pm CEST
  • Xbox Reactions – 3pm PDT, 6pm EDT, 11pm BST, 12am CEST
  • Exclusive reveals from: Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, 505 Games, Nicalis, and more – ????pm PDT
  • Bethesda E3 Showcase – 7pm PDT, 10pm EDT, 3am BST, 4am CEST
  • Pre-Pre-Show – 10pm -9am PDT

June 12

  • Intel Press Conference – 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm BST, 6pm CEST
  • PC Gaming Show – 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 7pm BST, 8pm CEST
  • Ubisoft Press Conference – 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 9pm BST, 10pm CEST
  • Ubisoft Reactions – 2.30pm PDT, 5.30pm EDT, 10.30pm BST, 11.30pm CEST
  • PlayStation E3 Media Showcase – 6pm PDT, 9pm EDT, 2am BST, 3am CEST
  • PlayStation Reactions and Post-Show – 7.30pm PDT, 10.30pm EDT, 3.30am BST, 4.30am CEST

June 13

  • Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 Video Presentation – 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm BST, 6pm CEST
  • Show Intro with Aaron Greenberg – 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 6pm BST, 7 CEST
  • Stage Show featuring: EA, Nintendo, Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and more – 10.30am – 6pm PDT

June 14

  • Stage Show featuring: Double Fine Productions, Bethesda Softworks, Sony, Aspyr Media, and more – 10.30am – 6pm PDT

June 15

  • Stage Show featuring: Deep Silver, Nintendo, Xbox, Annapurna Interactive, Amazon Games, and more – 10.30am – 6pm PDT

10tons announce “JYDGE” for Xbox One

10tons, the Finland based independent developer of roguelike “Neon Chrome” have today announced their new game, called JYDGE, which will be coming to Xbox later in 2017.

JYDGE is a top-down shooter where the player gets to build a cybernetic JYDGE and fight crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. The customisation of the character, the Gavel rifle and the selection of companion drones greatly alters how the game is played, for example using drones more than your rifle will give a stealth game experience.

In addition to extensive customization, JYDGE features a large amount of missions and secondary challenges. For example, a level’s primary mission might be to deal with a gang of bank robbers. Secondary challenges might include rescuing all hostages, completing the level in less than 30 seconds, and completing the primary mission without being seen. Completing missions and secondary challenges awards medals, which in turn unlock new cybernetic enhancements, weapon modifications, special weapons, missions, and more.

“While Neon Chrome has been a great success for us, we quickly learned that procedurally generated levels and roguelike elements are not for everyone. We’ve built JYDGE specifically for people preferring a carefully hand-crafted yet highly customizable top-down shooter. We call this a roguehate game.”

said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

For more details of JYDGE, take a look at the official game website – http://www.jydge.com/

Go For A Ride With The New Agents Of Mayhem Trailer

The Agents of Mayhem are back and they have a brand new trailer showcasing the luxury vehicles you’ll be able to drive around Seoul, it’s a big place after all. When the Agents aren’t using their teleportation abilities, or climbing up the side of the massive buildings, or using the many construction sites that are repairing the damage done on Devil’s Night to get around the city, the best way to move around the streets is by taking one of their fleet of luxury vehicles created by the automotive genius of the ARK, Quartermile.

He takes his love of luxury cars seriously and treats them with the love and respect they deserve.

Check out the latest Deals with Gold: 30 May – 5 June

It’s that time of the week again, where we tempt you with Deals and you empty your wallets, it’s nearly payday after all!

Discounts are valid now through 05 June 2017.

    

Xbox One Deals

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Coming to Xbox: May 29 – June 4

The end of May already? How time flies! At least we can get excited about Xbox at E3 and the exciting Project Scorpio news. In the meantime, why not check out what is being released this week.

Victor Vran Screenshot

Victor Vran – May 30
Become Victor, hunter of demons, and forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Decide how you play at any moment, even in the heat of battle. Modify your demon slaying loadout as you dodge deadly attacks, leap from towering locations, and take on hordes of hideous beasts and cunning boss monsters.

Lock's Quest Screenshot

Lock’s Quest – May 30
Build defenses and battle against the Clockwork horde in the next generation remake of the critically acclaimed handheld game! You play as Lock, a boy who stumbles upon an invasion of his village, which triggers a wider war between Kingdom Force and a revived Clockwork Army, led by the nefarious Lord Agony.

Crossout Screenshot

Crossout – May 30
Join Crossout, the free-to-play post-apocalyptic MMO action game! Craft your unique battle machines from dozens of interchangeable parts, ride them directly into combat, and destroy your enemies in explosive PvP online battles!

Tokyo 42 Screenshot

Tokyo 42 – May 31 (Console Launch Exclusive)
Tokyo 42 is a hyper-stylish isometric open-world shooter. Framed for a murder you didn’t commit, you’ll delve into a world of assassins, deadly corporate intrigue and… tactical cats. A single-player story mode and a host of multiplayer modes await in this unique and critically acclaimed game.

Starballs Screenshot

Star Balls – May 31
Star Balls offers unique sci-fi gameplay and adventure to bring fun to a new dimension. Launch Orbit, Tess La Coil, or Torque through a gigantic spaceship, avoiding black holes, flames, and killer maintenance bots to win your way to freedom.

Thea the Awakening Screenshot

Thea: The Awakening – May 31
This turn-based strategy survival game, steeped in Slavic myth, puts you up against a monstrosity known only as The Darkness that engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last hope.

Dragon Bros Screenshot

Dragon Bros – May 31
Robots are everywhere, destroying the place you used to call home. The only cure for this terrible mess is to wipe out those cranky machines with bullets and big explosions! Play as a young dragon in this 2D retro run ‘n’ gun adventure in co-op or solo.

Speedrunners Screenshot

Speedrunners – June 1 (Games with Gold)
Cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits four players against each other, locally or online. Run, jump, swing around, and use devious weapons and pick-ups to knock opponents off-screen! This may be one of the most competitive games you’ll ever play.

Tekken 7 Screenshot

Tekken 7 – June 2
The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. The franchise rises to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics. Tekken 7 resurrects the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience.

The Culling Screenshot

The Culling – June 2 (Xbox Game Preview / Console Launch Exclusive)
In a remote arena, 16 contestants have 20 minutes to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, build traps, hunt, and kill each other! Face to face. Mano a mano, This is battle royale in its most brutal form. That means only one will be crowned the winner. Do you have the guts to survive?

Perception Hero Image

Perception – June 2
Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.

Plutobi Screenshot

Plutobi: The Dwarf Planet Tales – June 2
As you may know, Plutobi (Pluto) was kicked out of the planet list back in 2006. So now he’s decided to show off his power to the other planets by absorbing asteroids, planets, and other space objects to become stronger like never before!

The Culling comes to Xbox Game Preview

The Culling has been announced as coming to Xbox Game Preview on June 2nd 2017.  The game, by developer Xaviant, is part Running Man and part Hunger Games, with a nice “R Rated” sprinkling of Battle Royale thrown in.

In The Culling you’re dropped into a twisted game show inspired by the previously mentioned films. You and your fellow contestants have 25 minutes to scavenge, hunt, trap, and kill each other. There is a huge arsenal of tools at your disposal, from sledgehammers to sub-machine guns, from poison gas grenades to dynamite and chainsaws.

Unlike some competitive online games, you only get one shot at victory. There are no respawns. The Culling also offers a duo’s mode where you can team up with a friend to take down the enemies together.

The Culling contains customisable characters, items, player perks, personal airdrops, game show-themed match events, a robust crafting system, multiple maps, and much more. There are even modes for training and single player survivor!  With so many tools at your disposal, there are a million ways to play and no match is the same.

The Culling is a Game Preview title, which means the developer will be closely monitoring your feedback and improving the game as it nears the official release date.

Ubisoft announce Far Cry 5 release date

Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry 5 will be released on February 27 2018. Far Cry 5 is set in America for the first time, in Montana. You will have total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world on your own or in two-player co-op. Development for Far Cry 5 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal.

Here is a bit of Blurb about the game:

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

While you are here, why not check out the trailer…

 

New trailer hits for Micro Machines World Series

Micro Machines

Codemasters and Koch Media have today released the next gameplay trailer for the evergreen and anticipated Micro Machines Word Series. Racing has always been at the heart of Micro Machines and Codemasters are the arguable kings of the racing genre.

Micro Machines World Series sees the action focus firmly on the cars and racing, with hundreds of customisations available. You can race in style and make sure you stand out on the starting line.

Chief game designer, Gavin Cooper:

For the first time in a Micro Machines game, every car has its own entirely distinct personality, and arsenal! Each gives players a different way to play and enjoy the game, meaning fans of the series will have plenty to sink their teeth into. Players will quickly gain an affinity with a particular vehicle and find it suits their style of play. You can master one vehicle by collecting all the 25+ customisations, but then have a whole host of variety choosing and mastering all the other vehicles in the game.

So, each car will have a slightly different feel, sound and even handling in Micro Machines World Series. Choose from 12 very individual vehicles, from the twitchy but agile rear wheel drive drift-prone hotrod of El Incendio to the scarily good all-rounder of Hank N. Stein’s monster truck. That’s not all the game will offer though.

Micro Machines World Series will boast a mix of classic and all-new tracks and arenas. New locations, like the workshop will sit snugly alongside the classics, like the games room and classroom.

Players will also get the opportunity to pick up Hasbro-branded NERF blasters and NERF power-ups. These can be deployed in and around Hasbro-branded locations which include a Ouija Board and a Hungry Hungry Hippos battle.

All of this is commented on by the voice talents of Prince Vultan himself. Yes, Brian Blessed shouts majestically at you from the comfort of your armchair as you battle to win each race. What more could you ask for?

Micro Machines World Series is scheduled ot hit the Xbox One on the 23rd of June.

Xbox Game Pass to launch on June 1

Microsoft have revealed that the Xbox Game Pass will launch on June 1.

In case you don’t already know, the Xbox Game Pass, is a new gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 per month.

If you are someone who doesn’t many of the games already, then clearly this will be perfect for you, how useful it will be for the more hardcore gamer is debatable.

Will this be something you’ll be taking advantage off? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Xbox Game Pass is coming.

Want more galaxies? More mayhem? More victories? More adventure? More games?

Posted by Xbox on Tuesday, 23 May 2017