If you’re a big fan of the Just Dance series then you might be excited to hear that Ubisoft have just released a free demo of “Sorry”, from Justin Bieber, for the latest instalment of the game, Just Dance 2017. This demo allows players to get up and dance with friends before the games official release on October 28th.
What’s more players can turn their iOS and Android smartphones into controllers by downloading the Just Dance Controller App. This App works with current-gen platforms and uses phone scoring technology to allow players to dance without additional accessories like cameras. So what are you waiting for, download the free demo now.
Just Dance 2017 will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and for the first time in the history of the game, Windows PC, when it launches on October 28th. Offering more than 40 new songs, six new game modes, and access to over 200 more through Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand streaming service, the game continues to expand on one of the best-selling music game franchise of all time. For more information about the game, check out the official website here.
Developer and publisher Telltale Games and developer Mojang have released the next episode in their Minecraft: Story Mode adventure. Episode 8: A Journey’s End continues the story and Jesse and the crew finally have a chance to return home after Harper led them to the world of Old Builders. However it wont be easy, and the stakes are high. You’ll need to take on opponents in a series of gladiatorial games to win your freedom, save your friends, and maybe, just maybe, make it back to your own world!
The already all-star cast gets two more new additions for this episode, with Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck) as Hadrian, the leader of the Old Builders; and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, The Fairly OddParents) as Mevia, the Enforcer.
This episode may be purchased digitally as part of the Adventure Pass for £14.99, which includes access to Episodes 6, 7, and 8. This episode is also available individually for £5.19. Players need to own at least Episode 1 in the series, or the season pass, in order to purchase Episodes 6, 7, and 8.
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – ‘A Journey’s End?’ is now available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
The first of the numbered Call of Duty games to release on console, Call of Duty 2, is now available on Xbox One backwards compatibility.
Call of Duty 2 was one of the launch titles for the Xbox 360 back in late 2005. The single player campaign provided a compelling story through the battlefields of World War II from the perspective of four different soldiers: two from the British forces, one from the American and one from the Russian. Not to mention its terrific multiplayer.
Now you can relive that Xbox 360 nostalgia, although without the threat of the Red Ring of Death.
So the Black Market Vendor has been quiet for a little while but not any more, as one of the biggest Black Market content updates has just arrived. Featuring Epic Taunts, personalization items, and weapons, including a double barrel sniper rifle, what more could you ask for. A quick break down of the new update is as follows;
3 BADASS GUNS – Peacekeeper MK2 assualt rifle, R70 Ajax 3D ammo-printing LMG and the DBSR-50 double barrel sniper rifle.
2 NEW MELEE WEAPONS – Enforcer Shock Baton and Nunchucks
9 NEW EPIC TAUNTS – More unique ways to taunt and celebrate your victories.
This content is now live and for a more definitive list check out the official site here, but if you fancy a little taster check out the awesome video below.
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have revealed details around the new expansion packs coming to LEGODimensions. Coming on November 18th the new packs broaden the already wide and extensive play sets in the highly customisable mix and match world of LEGO Dimensions. Details of the packs and their contents can be seen below.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack – Provides a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six action-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) atop the LEGO Toy Pad. Players can build the Newt Scamander LEGO minifigure and help him find his escaped magical creatures in New York City and use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos. The pack will also come with a 3-in-1 Niffler which can be rebuilt into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Gremlins Team Pack – This pack includes popular rivals Gizmo and Stripe LEGO minifigures. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations and Stripe uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Players can rebuild the 3-in-1 R.C. Racer vehicle into the Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion and the 3-in-1 Flash ‘n’ Finish into a Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne.
The Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack – This pack includes a complete level of Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay where players can race as the Blue Blur at lightning speeds through some of his most iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more. Players can build the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO minifigure and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape. The pack also includes a 3-in-1 Sonic Speedster which can be rebuilt into Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and a 3-in-1 The Tornado which can be rebuilt into Crabmeat and Eggcatcher.
The E.T.™ The Extra-Terrestrial Fun Pack – Help your E.T. LEGO minifigure with Illumination and Fix-It abilities, as well as special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make his way around the LEGO multiverse. Players can build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.
Adventure Time Fun Pack – Armed with your Marceline the Vampire Queen LEGO minifigure, players can activate her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and then rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster for extra in-game powers. The pack will release in the UK first at Argos.
LEGO minifigures included in all of the wave 6-9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. Each Battle Arena has four gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.
So keep your eyes peeled and we’ll update you with more information about these exciting packs as and when we get it.
Loot Crate the company that makes every month feel like Christmas, has teamed up with The Coalition to bring us a very special Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition. Packed with exclusive collectibles, apparel and more, this special mystery crate is a must for any Gears of War fan. Plus for the first time ever you can also add a Gears of War 4 digital download code to your crate so you can be one of the first to play on October 11th, however these supplies are limited so you must hurry.
So what’s exactly in the box?
Rev up an epic COG weapon replica
Find cover (even if you’re an Outsider) with a cool hoodie
Swap out your canteen for high quality glassware & more
Add the Gears of War 4 digital download to your bundle so you can play on Xbox One & Windows 10 on Launch Day!
BONUS: Vintage Del Pack and Xbox 360 Gears of War collection included with digital game pre-orders
But everything comes at a price,
The Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition + Digital Game Code will set you back $180 with shipping and handling.
The Gears of War 4: Loot Crate Edition minus Digital Content will cost you $120 with shipping and handling.
Also if you get your order in before the 15th July 9pm PT (yep only 1 day left) you’ll receive an Early Bird Bonus of a 2″ Golden Lancer Pin. So if you’re truly a Gears of War 4 fan then this is a must for you. Further information about this awesome Loot Crate and other offers can be found at the official Loot Crate website.
Following authority from the UK Government, the UK have established the British eSports Association. The sole purpose of this organisation is to represent competitive video gaming at all levels under a nonprofit organsation. This is great news as eSports is finally being recognised in the UK as a serious competitive market.
Located at Pinewood Studios, British eSports, acting as the National Governing Body for eSports in the United Kingdom, will work in conjunction with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to help and represent players at all levels; develop a grassroots competitive video game scene that will nurture future talent; support existing professionals and provide the infrastructure to create future British global champions. The activities for British eSports will be easily accessible at www.BritisheSports.org, a portal providing the latest news on events, teams and leagues, alongside impartial advice for both players and parents.
Before you all think this is just another scheme for raising money then think again as the British eSports is a nonprofit organisation and will be chaired by Andy Payne OBE, with Chester King in the role of acting CEO. The next three months will see a consultation period, during which British eSports will be gathering feedback from the UK eSports sector to ensure it fully represents the interests of individuals, teams, game publishers and broadcasters alike. This is great news for eSports in the UK and finally we have recognition in the growing competitive market of eSports gaming throughout the world.
When asked about his involvement in the esports Association Andy Payne, chair of British eSports, added, “I am an admirer of the work of other sports associations such as British Cycling, and I am very confident that if we welcome and embrace all parties in the UK eSports scene, we can deliver a range of benefits to all players, from professional to amateur in the UK over time. These are exciting times in eSports and the time is right to build this organisation from the grassroots up.”
At the moment we are early doors in this process but the eSports Association is open to ideas and opinions so don’t hold back and let them know your thoughts and ideas at the following address – firstname.lastname@example.org
So hands up if you took part in the Halo Wars 2 Beta? Well if you did then keep an eye on your Xbox Inbox as all players that took part are being rewarded with free Halo Wars 2 Avatar T-shirts. If you were one of the lucky ones that took part you will receive two codes, one male and one female. So if dressing up is your thing then keep you eyes open.
Halo Wars 2 will be available February 21, 2017 for Xbox One and Windows 10 and will feature as one of the Play Anywhere titles.
The Banner Saga 2, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Tumblestone and Tron evolution are the free games in July as part of Games with Gold.
Xbox Live Gold members can download The Banner Saga 2 ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of July. Tumblestone ($19.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from July 16th to August 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting Friday, 01 July, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through July 15th. Then on July 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download TRON: Evolution ($14.99 ERP) for free through July 31st.