Could you survive Mars?

Could you survive Mars? Well not you can find out thanks to announcement of Surviving Mars. Developed by Haemimont Games and published by Paradox Interactive.

In Surviving Mars, you try in earnest to answer the question: What would be required for humanity to establish a livable colony on Mars, laying the foundation for a civilisation away from Earth? You will need to find ways to overcome the extreme environmental challenges of Mars all while exploring new mysteries and experiencing their own unique sci-fi stories.

You can find out more about the game over on Xbox Wire and we’ll no doubt see more info about the game at E3.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment have announced that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be released on November 17th this year.

Players will go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic battle across Chronopolis, from Ancient Egypt and The Old West to Sakaar and New York City in 2099. Along the way, you will be able to take control of a host of iconic characters, from Cowboy Captain America from the past to Spider-Man 2099 from the future along with Thor, Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains.

You can see a teaser trailer below, with a full trailer being released on May 23.

 

Backwards Compatibility Sale Starting 16th May

Xbox have announced that there is to be a Backwards Compatibility “Super Sale” starting May 16th 2017, with up to 75% off BC titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Black Ops 2, GTA4 and Skate 3.

I will be checking this out to add some of those classic 360 games to my digital collection!  Keep tuned to This Is Xbox for a full list of games and discounts.

Tom Brady named Madden 18 cover star

New England Patriots quarterback and five-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady will grace the cover of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 when it launches worldwide on Friday, August 25.

“The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honour for me,” said Brady. “Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!”

EA also announced pre-order offers for two distinct editions of Madden NFL 18. Fans who pre-order the standard edition will receive choice of an Elite player from their favourite NFL team for use in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, as well as five Squad Packs, redeemable at launch. In celebration of the Greatest of All-Time, those looking for even more can opt for the G.O.A.T. Edition, which gets them not only what’s in the standard edition, but also one of five G.O.A.T. players of their choice for Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, and more.

WIN! Tal Shiar Adapted Battlecruiser for Star Trek Online

Thanks to our friends at Perfect World Entertainment we have 4 Tal Shiar Adapted Battlecruiser for Star Trek Online on Xbox One to give away!

The Tier 6 Khlinae-class battlecruiser is one of the many ships used to great effect by the Tal Shiar. It utilizes an insidious variant of Borg technology to subvert the weaponry of an enemy vessel – the Enhanced Indoctrination Nanite Dispersal System.

This starship features a Lieutenant Tactical/Intel bridge officer station and a Lieutenant Commander Science/Command bridge officer station.

Ship Details

  • Faction: All
  • Tier: 6
  • Availability: Lobi Store
  • Required Rank: Rear Admiral, Sub Admiral I or Brigadier General (Level 40)
  • Hull Strength: 42,000 at level 40, 48,300 at level 50 and 56,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.3
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 4
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Command, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Commander Universal
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 7 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • Inertia: 30
  • +10 to Shield Power and +10 to Auxiliary Power
  • Console – Universal – Enhanced Indoctrination Nanite Dispersal System
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Cloaking Device
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Battlecruiser)
    • Absorptive Plating (+Physical and Kinetic Damage Resistance)
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks (+Critical Severity)
    • Enhanced Plating (+Energy Damage Resistance)
    • Armored Hull (+Maximum HP)
  • Assimilated Power Conduits (Starship Trait)
  • Cruiser Command Array
    • Command – Strategic Maneuvering
    • Command – Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command – Weapon System Efficiency

Star Trek Online Season 12 giveaway

If you are lucky enough to win you can redeem your code by using the instructions below, good luck!

To Redeem Your Code on Xbox One:

  1. Install Star Trek Online from the Xbox One marketplace.
  2. Upon launching Star Trek Online, you’ll have the option to link your gamertag with an Arc account. This will open the Internet browser on your Xbox One and you can complete the account linking process there. If you skip it now, you’ll have another opportunity later.
  3. Once you’re in Star Trek Online, select the Arc option.
  4. Install Arc. (You can also search for Arc in the Xbox One Marketplace)
  5. Launch Arc and hit the X button.
  6. Enter your code in the field and select “Redeem.”
  7. Visit the C-Store. Rewards can be found on the tab marked “Promotions.”

*Please note that this item can only be redeemed by one character on a single account and is only available for Star Trek Online on Xbox One.

This code expires December 31, 2019.

Get Even developers release Side Story #4: The Party

The fourth video in a series of “side stories” for The Farm 51’s upcoming Get Even has just hit—and it’s just as bizarre and unsettling as you might expect.

Lovely stuff. More uncomfortable videos and cunning conundrums are promised to appear on the game’s official Facebook page each and every week up until the game’s release on May 26th on Xbox One. We’ll see you at the party!

Major Nelson dishes out this weeks Deals with Gold

Major Nelson has revealed what we can expect from this weeks Deals with Gold:

Discounts are valid now through 15 May 2017.

    

Xbox One Deals

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

    

Xbox 360 Deals

The first three agents recruited into MAYHEM are revealed

The first three MAYHEM agents have been revealed.

Hollywood, Fortune and Hardtack make up the first recruited agents of the Franchise Force.

Agents in your squad are able to instantly teleport into and out of combat. This allows on-the-fly swapping of agents in the field, allowing one to heal while another takes their place, or allowing the best agent for a particular fight or task in your squad of three to replace the currently active one.

Agents of Mayhem is due to be released on August 18th.

Gears of War 4 may update brings back Carmine

The May update for Gears of War 4 has dropped and Carmine has be reborn.

Maps

This month brings a brand-new map designed by The Coalition in Dawn, along with the first returning map from Gears of War 2 – Security!

Dawn

Gears 4 - Dawn Map

Set in a stunning Outsider village built around an abandoned mining colony, Dawn is a map defined by two defensive structures – the high ground of the bar, and the entrenched mine on the low side. Prepare for a new kind of fight centered around the vital Dropshot spawn, as it’s surrounded by both high and low flanks and features a risk-it-all one-way vault to secure the weapon.

Security

Gears 4 - Security Map

Fans have been asking for Security since the launch of Gears of War 4. The Coalition has worked extensively to bring this map up to modern graphical and gameplay standards, with improvements that incorporate Gears 4’s close-cover combat, Horde and proper support for respawn-based modes like TDM.

This new reimagined setting for Security takes you to a fight over a glorious decadent COG depository, with stacks of gold bars providing makeshift cover throughout the map. Defensive lasers bar access to key parts of the map, so prepare for a tough fight for the button that disables the lasers to give your team control over the flow of combat.

Multi-GPU Support Arrives on Windows 10

Multi-GPU support arrives with the May Update for our Windows 10 players. The Windows 10 team have been hard at work implementing support for users who use multiple graphics card setups, and now fans can take full advantage of their setup to really push the visuals of Gears of War 4.

Looking Forward

In Gears of War 2, the plucky Benjamin Carmine met his horrible end inside the Riftworm. This month, you’ll be able to find Benjamin Carmine back from the dead in one of the May Gear Packs as Zombie Ben Carmine – complete with his missing lower torso innards.

Gears 4 - Zombie Ben CarmineThere is a a bunch of other content that you can read about on Xbox Wire.