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TiX Podcast: E3 Round-up 2015 Part 2

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Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. This is the second part of the round-up show, where the foursome discuss the remaining conferences from Ubisoft, Square Enix and EA, as well as touching on the news from the Nintendo, Sony and PC conferences.

If you want to send us a question or topic for the Email Q&A section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @BaronVonPleb

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

United Kingdom becomes partner country of Gamescom 2015

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The United Kingdom has today become the official partner country of gamescom 2015.  As such, under the direction of the United Kingdom trade body, Ukie, one of the highest turnover markets of the computer and video game industry and one of the biggest locations for the development of video games in Europe will take centre stage at gamescom.

Aiming to support, expand and promote the whole of the United Kingdom’s games and interactive entertainment industry, Ukie with over 260 members supports developers and publishers of computer and video games from promising start-up companies through to the big studios, platform holders and multinational publishers.

gamescom and Ukie have enjoyed a constructive and very stable partnership for many years. In 2015, with the United Kingdom as the partner country we are setting a further milestone in the cooperation and are reinforcing gamescom as the leading European business location of the computer and video games industry. We are delighted to have won over the United Kingdom under the direction of Ukie as the official partner of gamescom.

explained Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.

 

We’re delighted to be partnering with BIU to make the UK the official country partner for this year’s gamescom and to once again run the official UK stand at this year’s gamescom. gamescom is Europe’s premier stage for UK companies to meet business partners and investors from around the world. With record numbers of UK businesses attending and the UK being confirmed as official country partner thanks to support from UKTI we’re making a real statement about the UK being one of the best places in the world to make and sell games.

Ukie CEO, Dr. Jo Twist, said.

 

With 81 exhibitors, Great Britain had the highest number of exhibitors at gamescom » Continue Reading.

TiX Podcast: E3 Round-up 2015 Part 1

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Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. In this first of two parts the foursome discuss games they’ve been playing, such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Another World and Elite Dangerous, before discussing the conferences and their reveals from E3 2015. Plenty of the usual lively banter and jokes see the foursome through 3 hours of E3 talk, with plenty more still to discuss, so look out for part 2 in the coming days.

If you want to send us a question or topic for the Email Q&A section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @BaronVonPleb

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

The backwards compatibility test video mentioned in the show:

E3 Need for Speed in game video footage

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For those who’ve already forgotten about E3, here’s just a little reminder of the in-game customisation and gameplay that awaits us in the up and coming  rebooted Need for Speed franchise.

Need for Speed is due for release on the 3rd November.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Dawn Engine tech demo

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This is the official Dawn Engine Tech Demo, displaying the graphical prowess that is now possible for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Showcased during the E3 2015 PC Gaming Show, we get a sneak peak at what to expect when Deus Ex: Mankind is released in 2016.

 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided E3 2015 full gameplay walkthrough

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Watch a full 25 minutes of pure gameplay from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, with commentary from Square Enix Executive Audio Director, Steve Szczepkowski. The gameplay footage shown at E3 was captured from an Alpha build and does not represent the final quality of the game. For the purpose of the demo, Square Enix had activated full life, energy and ammo throughout.

Spoiler Alert: From 18.25 through to 20.20 there is a scene that will spoil some of the story line. You’ve been pre-warned.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set for release sometime in 2016 on PC and Xbox One.

Top 10 wanted backwards compatible games

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You were there with us I am sure, the moment we learnt for sure that backwards compatibility was coming to Xbox One this fall (unless you are a Preview member of course!). The excitement was un-measurable but when the dust settled and I had time to think, I suddenly realised I needed to get voting on which titles I wanted bringing across to Xbox One. I’ve cast my votes, have you? If you haven’t make sure you do.

So far the top 10 requested Xbox 360 games to be brought across to Xbox One via backwards compatibility are (in reverse order):

10. Mass Effect 3 with 20,043 votes

9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with 20,642 votes

8. Fallout 3 with 21,978 votes

7. Call of Duty: Black Ops with 22,488 votes

6. Gears of War 3 with 23,063 votes

5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with 27,710 votes

4. Halo: Reach with 28,287 votes

3. Skyrim with 32,560 votes

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II with 32,792 votes

Out in the front with over 4000 votes more than CoD: Black Ops II is of course the one and only Red Dead Redemption with over 36,000 votes.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was a title many were hoping was to be announced at E3. It looks like we may need to wait until either Gamescom later in the summer or a separate studio/publisher announcement later in the year.

Let us know which Xbox 360 title you are most excited to play on Xbox One.

E3 Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots

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So if you are still mourning over the cancellation of the Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile edition from GAME, then we may be able to help with these stunning screenshots released during this years E3 in LA. Enjoy…

 

E3 brings new Mad Max screenshots

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E3 was good for Mad Max, due to be released on 4th September this year on Xbox One and PC. The Eye of the Storm Story trailer depicts the merciless Wasteland tyrant Scrotus, who Max must overcome as he attempts to build the ultimate war vehicle and leave the madness of The Wasteland behind.

In addition to the trailer Warner Bros. released a batch of new stunning screenshots as seen below.

Evolve – Hunting Season 2

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A new season of characters is coming to Evolve. Hunting Season 2 includes 4 new Hunters, 1 new monster, and 5 exclusive skins. Get the first Hunter, Lennox the melee female Assault, on 24.06.2015.

Additional details on Lennox: Suited up in her self-made mech armor, Lennox is a melee Hunter armed with a combo dealing Plasma Lance. At range, she lays heavy fire with her Autocannon and can close the gap with a blast from her Thunder Strike.