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Curve Digital’s indie platformer Thomas Was Alone, is making its way to Xbox One and other platforms during November 2014 for the very reasonable price of £6.99. Created by Mike Bithell, with a BAFTA-award winning voice over performance by Danny Wallace and with a rousing score by David Housden, Thomas Was Alone is a study in simplicity. A 2D platform-puzzle game that quickly engages and engrosses the player with its charming storyline and art style.
To celebrate the announcement, Curve has created ‘documentary’ video of the experience of porting the game to Console, which you can view below. Originally released on Steam in July 2012, Thomas has since enjoyed releases on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and iPad, developed by Curve Studios and Bossa Studios. The game has sold over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling indie titles ever.
Curve Studios, the original developer of the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions, will be developing the new versions of Thomas Was Alone, which will be available on the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014.
Eurogamer 2014 at Earls Court (EGX), London on Saturday 27th September was one of the busiest days of the event – and with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare taking a prime central spot on the show floor it looked like it was getting a great deal of the much deserved attention from the fans. For the hardcore and those interested in the art direction of the new franchise addition, Studio Head, Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield, gave a great presentation on the matter which is viewable above.
Having previously played the EGX build at Gamescom ’14 in Cologne, Germany, the new Exoskeleton suit is a major positive highlight! Playing multiplayer has now completely changed within Call of Duty and for the better since you can literally be killed by anyone in any direction – it’s the biggest and most needed change in the history of Call of Duty. With the Exoskeleton suit new strategies have to be thought through since enemies can climb buildings, jump higher, acquire tactical playing abilities such as shields, and it all seems to distance the age-old tradition of sitting in corners with Sniper Rifles – finally “Camping” might have been wiped out in Advanced Warfare!
Following the art direction presentation from Glen Schofield, I, along with many others in attendance was granted permission to go to a different room to give further questions and take photographs with the man himself. As thisisxbox.com has a long running piece of history with Modern Warfare 4 rumours since sitting on the plane with the voice actor of Captain Price, I asked the burning question, “Was Modern Warfare 4 considered or ever an option?” Schofield replied “it was considered and discussed, but never taken forward.” before generalising on » Continue Reading.
Learn the basics of surviving as Detective Sebastian Castellanos in the new video from Bethesda, Every Last Bullet.
If you haven’t yet done so, previously a new pre-order incentive – The Fighting Chance Pack has been unveiled as detailed below. With launch imending, now is no better time to pre-order The Evil Within from your favourite retailers…
The Fighting Chance Pack provides players with a handful of additional items that may help them stave off death for a moment longer and includes:
Medical Kit – A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on. Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes. Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies. An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks. A Poison Agony Bolt – Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
The Evil Within releases in North America and Europe on Tuesday, October 14th. The game will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, sits down with Executive Producer Jorg Neumann to discuss how Frontier Developments is bringing action, thrills, and yes, screams to the roller coaster genre.
During this Summer’s gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing, ScreamRide’s reveal stood out, even though it wasn’t exactly clear what kind of game we were looking at. Is it a simulation? An action title? Recently, I met up with Executive Producer Jorg Neumann, who shared much more on ScreamRide, including a look at the tools used to construct roller coasters that defy reality and what happens when your friends start riding them.
“Unprecedented levels of destruction?” OK, ScreamRide, now you have my attention. The screaming begins this Spring on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Power changes everything in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, from the Private Military Corporation-driven storyline in the single-player Campaign to the innovative exoskeleton movements in Multiplayer. Take a look at what makes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the total gaming package, including the world premiere of the four-player co-op mode: Exo Survival.
Watch the trailer above and prepare to get a little excited!
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches worldwide from November 4th 2014.
Frima Studio today announced that couch co-op platformer Chariot will arrive on Xbox One on October 1st, 2014. In Chariot, a princess and her fiancé descend through the royal catacombs in order to find a burial place worthy of His Majesty. By using carefully selected power-ups and relying on their wits, players must learn how to solve each challenge ahead in order to proceed on the journey of an afterlife. An all-new Chariot trailer is now available for viewing below, which features new environments and characters.
In Chariot, players navigate stunning, varied environments as they guide the chariot through physics-based mechanics such as pushing, pulling, riding and swinging. With increasingly complex puzzles and baddies lurking in every dark corner, only the bravest and most strategic players will make it through their quest. Alone or with a friend, Chariot offers players of all ages a journey fit for a King.
Ubisoft have announced that Rocksmith 2014 Edition will launch on Xbox One on November 7th, 2014, exclusively available through Amazon in the UK. Nothing was mentioned about reasons for the exclusivity with Amazon, but you’d easily be forgiven if you didn’t want to sign up and get your account spammed with all kinds of advertising shit!
Now back to the benefits of Rocksmith 2014 – Players will be able to use integrated streaming and capture features on Xbox One to record and share their best performances as well as show off their favourite custom tones from Tone Designer. The game is better than ever for next-gen with 1080p HD graphics for greater clarity and visual quality.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition comes with more than 50 tracks; there are currently more than 300 additional songs available for purchase, with new add-on content every week. For players making the jump to the latest consoles, DLC tracks can be imported across systems, from Xbox 360 to Xbox One without having to repurchase content or pay additional licensing costs.
The standard edition includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, a unique 1/4” to USB cable that was developed exclusively for Rocksmith. This revolutionary cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognised and played through video game consoles as well as PC and Mac.
With much anticipation and hype, Destiny from Bungie has finally been released after an agonising wait since the Beta came to an end just a few months ago. As one of the most expensive games ever made (if we are to believe the rumours of $500Million spent on development and marketing) coupled with the title of the most pre-ordered game in history – does it really live up to the hype and exceed expectations formed from the success of the Beta?
Whilst Destiny is a promising first entry into a story that will eventually span a whole decade, it doesn’t feel completely original because the lingering history of Halo still lives on. Maybe it was hard for Bungie to let go since the first similarity between the two titles is the noticeable companion of a Ghost in Destiny that resembles Guilty Spark in Halo. The two are very similar in their technical purpose of how they interact with certain in-game objects with both other comparisons easily made between rifle weapons, pulse weapons, enemies and level design. Halo’s Grunts with their all-in guns blazing approach could easily be identified as the annoying flying robots who scour the nearby areas for your ass! Maybe for other console players Destiny is a whole new experience, but for Xbox fans – it’s a case of having been there and done it all before (cough cough Halo: ODST / REACH) only now it is part MMO-esque.
Destiny comes across as dripping in a Halo Reach firefight skin, but with far larger environments and an online persistent world with seamless drop-in, drop-out PvP multiplayer. Halo from Bungie was a world class master piece with Destiny coming across like that older brother who isn’t quite as popular with the ladies. Destiny is bland in many » Continue Reading.
Zen Studios have recently announced that CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, will be available to download on Xbox One from September 24th 2014. The new version of the tower-defence game brings some great new features not previously on Xbox 360, as well as both DLC packs From Outcast to Savior, and Warrior Queen. In addition to the DLC content, the title has been spruced up to 1080p resolution with improved textures, character models, and voice support if using Kinect.
If you haven’t yet played CastleStorm, then you are in for a real treat! CastleStorm: Definitive Edition serves up a hilarious mix of medieval warfare, 2D physics-based destruction, and tower defense, with some melee brawler action thrown in! It also features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. This version of the game will feature the entire original campaign and expansions, plus a bunch of new content including new battles, modes, spells and features, all running 1080p at 60 frames per second.
CastleStorm: Definitive Edition launches on September 24th for $9.99/€9,99/£7.99 on the Xbox One Marketplace
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LeapTrade are not like other video game retailers and their goal is to save you money so you can play more games. They also offer all kinds of other benefits that you wouldn’t find anywhere else and the ability to trade retro titles from Master System, SNES, PS1, and even the good old SEGA Dreamcast!
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