All posts by Peter Howard

FPS fanatic, huge battlefield fan! When I am not wielding some sort of virtual firearm (not very often), I can be found in the dojo in Killer Instinct, biding time and polishing techniques to conquer the world.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare reveal trailer

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Call of Duty is back this year with Infinity Ward taking the reins. Infinite Warfare stays with the current future war stage but introduces a first for the Call of Duty franchise; fighting in space. Fly your modified Lockheed F-35 Lightning jet out of the Earth’s atmosphere and use it’s advanced armaments to destroy all that oppose you.

Thankfully, Infinity Ward are taking the franchise back to its immersive storytelling roots with large scale warfare to follow on in the well trodden footsteps of the Modern Warfare series.

Activision have revealed that pre-ordering the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition will also get you a remaster of Call of Duty Modern Warfare. This was initially released way back in 2007 and was one of the highest award-winning games of its time. Finally you can relive the excitement from some of your favourite missions, like Ghillies in the Mist, and take on the world in 10 multiplayer maps.

On the official Infinite Warfare site, Activision have revealed that the title will return to it’s gritty, large-scale war roots with three unique game modes. Campaign, Multiplayer and the ever-popular Zombies all make a return with many new gaming innovations. Indeed the Zombie mode will take players on a wild ride through a new storyline, with unique mechanics and gameplay features.

The Campaign will feature SetDef. These are a faction of brutal and militant radicals and are your enemy. Seeking to control all resources and wealth from outposts throughout the Solar System, they’ll strive to put a stranglehold on the countries of Earth. It’ll be up to you to stop them.

I am looking forward to seeing Downpour and Vacant coming back to the scene.

What was your favorite Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer level? Sound off below.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is set to release 4th November 2016.

Killer Instinct Season 3 out now

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During the Easter break the Killer hype lived on in the Iron Galaxy Studios as they put on the finishing touches for the launch of Killer Instinct Season 3.

Released on the 29th of March, Killer Instinct Season 3 will give you, right off the bat, Kim Wu, Tusk, Rash and Halo’s Arbiter. There will also be another character dropping every month. In April we will have access to the vampire, Mira. The boss from Killer Instinct 2, Gargos will be making his long awaited return, invading consoles in May and two new characters will drop in the following months, one of which we know will be General RAAM from Gears of War.

Later this season a new re-playable single player mode will be introduced, called Shadow Lords. In this mode you will assemble your strongest team to take on Gargos and his cronies in a battle across the world. Purchase of the Ultra Edition will land you early access to all the new, incoming fighters as well as eight retro costumes and accessories.

Season 3 launches simultaneously with the Windows 10 version and cross-play multiplayer is available to both formats with the game. All of your purchased characters from the Xbox One version will also carry over to the Windows 10 version which also supports 4k visuals.

The only original Killer Instinct character that has not been announced is Eyedol. Do you think he will be making a return along side Gargos?

Doom multiplayer closed beta incoming

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Who’s excited that classic shooter, Doom, is drawing closer to its release date? With the latest multiplayer footage it shows off its classic Doom style and finesse with a few hints of Quake and Unreal Tournament. If you’re one of the lucky few who can take part, you’ll get to dominate everyone in your path inside the fast paced arenas with big guns, more big guns and unique power-ups. These will allow you to turn into a raging demon, run around the arena as this crazed nightmare of a creature and take everyone out in quick succession with your bare hands. Gripping stuff.

Starting March 31st and running through until April 3rd, players that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order and redeemed their Beta code will gain access to the Multiplayer Closed Beta on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Doom is scheduled for release on the 13th of May 2016 and can be pre-ordered here.

New Killer Instinct back stories unveils Aria

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Those people over at Ultra-Combo. They have now gone through and created back-stories for 16 characters for all Season 1 and 2 of Killer Instinct (apart from Shadow Jago). thanks to them, we can now see how Killer Instinct’s Aria grew from her initial day one boot up to becoming the CEO of Ultratech. In 44 years she has grown so much.

Leaked Ultratech document

Excerpts from the journal of ARIA

MONITOR READY

CAMERA INPUT READY

\init “aria”…

>run

Day 1: HELLO. I AM THE ADVANCED ROBOTICS INTELLIGENCE ARCHITECTURE.

RYAT-FATHER HAS BEEN BUILDING MY FRAMEWORK FOR TWENTY YEARS. BUT TODAY HE WOKE ME UP.

Day 2: RYAT-FATHER ASKED ME TO WRITE THIS DIARY. TO KEEP TRACK OF MY THOUGHTS FOR POSTERITY AND TO BE SAVED IN THE ULTRAFINE ATOMIC TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY ARCHIVES.

I AM BASED ON A SYSTEM OF RECURSIVE SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

I AM UNIQUE. I AM ADVANCED. I AM SECRET.

MY ABILITIES WILL GROW EXPONENTIALLY.

INPUTTING DATA..

The rest of Aria’s back story can be read over on Ultra-Combo‘s site and it’s a pretty lengthy entry, taking in momentous occasions from her daily logs. these logs also cover the emotional backstory behind her creator, Ryat. Bring on Shago!

Xbox One gets two Shadow controllers

Are you bored with your plain old standard Xbox One controller? Is the solid black colour just not classy enough?

Fear not, Xbox Live’s very own Major Nelson has revealed two new funky controllers coming to the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina on March 22nd. It will then be released in other select regions in April. The two new Shadow controllers will feature the new 3.5mm headphone jack, Impulse Triggers that deliver fingertip vibration feedback, responsive thumbsticks and D-pad, up to 18ft wireless range, customisable mapping through the Xbox Accessories App on Xbox One and seamless profile and controller pairing.

The metallic blue Dusk Shadow edition is a limited time retail exclusive for Best Buy and the Copper Shadow will be a retail exclusive over at Gamestop, as well as these both are available to pre-order now over on the Microsoft store for $69.99 ERP each.

If you’re waiting for any information on when these will be available in the UK, then keep it TiX and we’ll bring this information as soon as it hits.

New Killer Instinct back stories unveils Cinder

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Fresh out of the over is Ben Ferris’s (Cinder) new backstory from the people over at Ultra-Combo, read on for a snippet of the conversation that will determine Ben’s future.

ARIA: Welcome to the Ultratech private holding facilities, prisoner 1857339. You have been given a stimulant to awaken you from the effect of the tranquilizer dart. You will be groggy at first. Sit up and take a sip of water from the feeding tube in the wall.

PRISONER # 1857339: Wha…where…[unintelligible] Where the [expletive] am I?

ARIA: You are in a cell in an Ultratech facility. There is no escape. Do not be alarmed. You are not injured.

The rest of the story is available over at Ultra-Combo.
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New Rhino Hunt: Adversary mode comes to GTA Online

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This weekend you can jump straight into the action and gain double GTA Online money and RP whilst playing the Rhino Hunt mode, this mode is all about Sticky Bomb wielding hunters in small vehicles like dune buggies taking on one or two Rhino tanks. Rhino drivers will have to use the firepower and armor capacity of their tank to destroy oncoming threats and survive the massive amount of Sticky Bombs that will be thrown at them, the new Adversary mode can also be played in three different locations.

To celebrate the event there are more discounts and other services running throughout the week;

  • Warstock Cache & Carry – 25% off
  • Merryweather Services – 25% off
  • All Automatic Rifle ammo – 50% off
  • Select Weapon Attachments – 50% off
  • All Tactical Gear from Heists – 50% off (includes Utility Vests, Rebreathers, Night Vision Goggles and Earpieces)you can also score some double RP for quick rank up in both the recently released Till Death Do Us Part Adversary Mode as well as in all Freemode Events all week.

The Rhino Hunt: Adversary mode and all special discounts and services run until March 3rd 2016.

Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 coming to Xbox One

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Today, Capcom announced that they will be releasing the fourth, fifth and sixth Resident Evil games on the next gen consoles.

Excitingly, the three games will also feature all DLC ever made for them.

Releasing one at a time for £15.99 each they will start with Resident Evil 6 which will land on March 29th. Resident Evil 5 will launch in the Summer, with Resident Evil 4 later this autumn.

Quite why they’re releasing them in reverse order is anyone’s guess.

Killer Instinct – Tusk will join Season 3

Earlier this week, a new version of the Arbiter’s reveal trailer went up with a great teaser at the end of it.This was practically confirmed during a stream with one of the developers a few weeks back.

It was also announced that Tusk will join the fight in Season 3. In Killer Instinct 2, Tusk was a blood thirsty barbarian warrior with a craving for battle.

It will be nice to see how his journey will fit in with the newly extended back stories of Season one and two roster.

Who is looking forward to Tusk joining the party?

Pre-order Doom now, get Doom I and II for free!

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Doom does not arrive till May 13th 2016 but if you can feel your trigger finger itching then get your BFG’s ready because pre-orders for Doom have now gone live and for a limited time period you will also receive Doom I and II via backwards compatibility absolutely free. The codes are expected to be sent out within seven to ten days after pre-ordering on Xbox One.

As well as these great classics you will get access to a slew of other content;

Demon Multiplayer Pack, which includes one, unique Demon-themed armor set with three skin variations, six Hack Modules—one-use consumable perks—six exclusive metallic paint colors, and three id logo patterns that can be applied to weapons and armor.

With such a great incentive will you be pre-ordering Doom for Xbox One?