Category Archives: gamescom

DOOM VFR and Skyrim VR gets a release date

Two rather exciting titles have straddled the top of the PSVR store for a while now with nothing but a ‘pre-order’ place holder and a price – DOOM VFR and Skyrim VR – priced at £19.99 and £49.99 respectively. At Gamescom, Bethesda has confirmed a release date for two of the most anticipated VR games.

The Elder Scrolls will launch first on November 17, 2017 followed by DOOM VFR December 1, 2017.

Skyrim VR features the same gameplay as the standard edition, including all DLC content, whereas DOOM is a standalone game built specifically for virtual reality

“I really encourage anybody who wants a fast-paced combat experience to look at DOOM VFR,” adds Game Director Marty Stratton. “It’s going to be different than a lot of the stuff they play in VR. Everybody at id is just thrilled to be bringing DOOM to VR.”

Fear Effect returns to console

After a successful Kickstarter, Fear Effect finally headed back into the world of computer games, but instead of a real-time action game, what I really wanted was a reimagining (or even a sequel/prequel) to the outstanding original game. Well now Gamescom has delivered.

Well colour me damn excited – certainly the best news to come out of Gamescom so far.

Project Scorpio Edition Xbox One X announced

It was leaked earlier on in the day and finally confirmed on the Xbox@Gamescom show, the Xbox One X is going to have an Project Scorpio Edition.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside the console’s Project Scorpio codename on the controller and console.

The packaging pays homage to the Original Xbox and part from that’s pretty much it, it doesn’t cost anymore thankfully and is available for £450/$499.

Have you/Will you be pre-ordering? Let us know.

 

 

Xbox@Gamescom: Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition

Minecraft is a big deal for Microsoft, the community creates some truly astounding creations and to celebrate their creativity, Xbox have announced a Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition.

As you would expect, the console is dressed in the blocks that make up the landscape of Minecraft’s world. Underneath, the console boasts red stone circuitry that lights up when you turn the console on. The bundle also includes a copy of the game and a badass looking creeper styled controller.

Xbox@Gamescom: ReCore Definitive Edition announced

We’ve been teased all week about a ReCore announcement. Well don’t get too excited, the main announcement was for a definitive edition – why? – because definitive editions are the new remastered editions, plus you’ll be wanting all those extra textures for rendering the game on Xbox One X, right?…right!

There is some light at the end of tunnel, there is a new expansion that will be free to all that own the game. Whether vanilla or definitive edition, we can all look forward to playing the Eye of Obsidian quest and meeting a new T8-NK robot.

ReCore is also coming to Xbox Game Pass so you can grab all of the above as part of your membership.

We reviewed ReCore when the game first launched and you can read it right here.

https://youtu.be/wd7482WHdNM

Xbox@Gamescom: Jurassic World Evolution announced

Jurassic World Evolution has just been announced on the Xbox@Gamescom show.

It’s due to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in summer 2018. Which looks like it will coincide with the next film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is due out in June.

Jurassic World Evolution will let you create and manage your own dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar and its surrounding islands.

https://youtu.be/NWagBjDMwTU

Xbox One X Pre-order announcement at Gamescom!

Gamescom is only days away, with an Xbox briefing happening at 8pm UK time on Sunday 20th August, and today we received official news from Xbox that details of the Xbox One X pre-order will be given at the event.

I would have already been glued to Mixer on the Xbox One to watch the briefing, but this news makes it doubly exciting!

Get stuck into Battlefield 1 with August’s featured events

Battlefield 1 is now free in the EA Access vault so there is no excuse for downloading and getting stuck into this awesome game. EA have announced the following in-game events where you can gain yourself some awesome rewards!

Road to Battlefield 1 Mission in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline Aug 7 – 14
That’s right! If you didn’t get it before launch, here’s your chance to get “The Incarcerator” skin for the M1911, a handgun featured in almost every single Battlefield game. The M1911 is a legendary pistol and if you get 25 kills with it in BF4 or BFH, you’ll unlock the skin for the M1911 in Battlefield 1 AND you’ll get a Road to Battlefield 1 Dog Tag for Battlefield 1.

Battlefield 1 Zodiac Mission: Leo Aug 8 – 13
Another zodiac mission, this time it’s Leo (the lion). Get 25 headshots and you can claim the Leo Zodiac Dog Tag for your very own.

Battlefield 1 Medic Class Mission Aug 10 – 14
Be the healer on the Battlefield, or at least be a beast with the rifle grenade. Syringe, medic crate/pouch, rifle grenade, guns, grenades – whatever you can use when you’re a medic will up your Medic score. Score 50,000 Medic Score to get the Medic Class Battlepack.
Oh, did I mention there’s a Medic Class Battlepack? Yeah. We’re giving those out as well.

And Also:
Login and get scraps this weekend – Aug 12-13.
BF1 Battlepack giveaway – Aug 12-13.
The Next Frontier – Aug 12 -20 Play and Win 3 games on Frontlines game mode. Reward: Squad XP Boost and The Next Frontier Dog Tag.
2XP – Aug 12-13. Next week is a Scout mission and more 2XP.

EA have also announce they are getting ready to blow the lid off Gamescom with some content reveals, COMPETITIVE BATTLEFIELD, and much, much more.