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GIVEAWAY: Leeta Tactical Bridge Officer for Star Trek Online – Victory is Life

Thanks to our friends at Perfect World Entertainment we have 50 codes to giveway to unlock the Leeta Tactical Bridge Officer.

Bring some extra help on your away missions in Star Trek Online with the photonic Leeta tactical Bridge Officer. Choose from Dabo outfit Leeta or Mirror Admiral uniform Leeta. The Holo Leeta bridge officer can be commissioned by Starfleet or Klingon captains – and can be commissioned by Romulan captains after they choose an ally faction at level 10. For this particular Bridge Officer, no additional customisation options are enabled.

Star Trek Online’s fourth major expansion, Victory is Life is now available on PC, Xbox One and PS4! The update takes Captains on a journey to the Gamma Quadrant, where they will team up with crew members from Deep Space Nine to battle the Hur’q. This includes Quark (Armin Shimerman), Odo (René Auberjonois), Kira (Nana Visitor) and nine other characters voiced by the actors who originated the roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The expansion also introduces a brand new Jem’Hadar playable faction, increased level cap, seven new episodes, new queue, added progression system and all-new Sector Battlezone.

The codes are below, go wild! But please follow the redemption instructions below!

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To Redeem Your Code on Xbox One:

  1. Install Star Trek Online from the Xbox One marketplace.
  2. Upon launching Star Trek Online, you’ll have the option to link your gamertag with an Arc account. This will open the Internet browser on your Xbox One and you can complete the account linking process there. If you skip it now, you’ll have another opportunity later.
  3. Once you’re in Star Trek Online, select the Arc option.
  4. Install Arc. (You can also search for Arc in the Xbox One Marketplace)
  5. Launch Arc and hit the X button.
  6. Enter your code in the field and select “Redeem.”
  7. Visit the C-Store in-game. The Leeta Tactical Bridge Officer can be found on the “Promotions” tab.
  8. A notification will pop up, letting you know that you have five minutes to claim the item. At this time, please choose between Dabo Leeta and Mirror Leeta.
  9. Please note that you will only be able to utilize one Leeta Tactical Bridge Officer at a time. If you wish to deploy a different Leeta Bridge Officer, you must delete this Leeta from your inventory to commission a new one.

* Players must log into Star Trek Online with a Federation or Klingon character that has completed the tutorial and claim the Leeta Tactical Bridge Officer.

Please note that this code is only eligible for the Xbox One version of Star Trek Online and can only be redeemed by one character on a single account.

Codes expire December 31, 2020.

E3 2018: Sony Briefing roundup

Did you miss the PlayStation Briefing last night? Greg didn’t, he covered the whole show. Check out the roundup below to find out what went on.

Ellie kissed a girl and she liked it. New The Last of Us Part II footage

To kick off Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II was shown, with a new cinematic furthering Ellie’s characterisation into the r…[Read More]

Classic Black Ops maps coming to Black Ops III and 4

The four classic maps Jungle, Summit, Slums, and Firing Range are being remastered for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and, surprisingly, also Black Ops III . Further …[Read More]

Ghost of Tsushima debut gameplay footage

New footage was revealed of Sucker Punch’s Samurai adventure game Ghost of Tsushima. A beautiful field full of flora and fauna, followed by a dark forest and so…[Read More]

Resident Evil 2 remake re-revealed

Finally, after years of waiting we got to see something of the Resident Evil 2 remake. Pretty visuals, shots of Sherry, Ada, and Leon, zombies and a licker, I’m…[Read More]

Trover Saves the Universe from Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland revealed

Rick and Morty creator, Justin Roiland, brings us a new comedy sci-fi game for PSVR and PS4, Trover Saves the Universe, developed by Squanch Games, we see what …[Read More]

Death Stranding gameplay footage debut

Sony have delivered on the gameplay footage we’ve all been waiting for, footage for Kojima Production’s Death Stranding. It looks gorgeous, eerie and confusing,…[Read More]

New Spider-Man gameplay footage

The Sony E3 2018 press conference delivered some more Spider-Man footage, revealing several classic villains will be involved in the adventure. And with the tit…[Read More]

Control revealed

A third-person action game with physics manipulation, possibly also some time manipulation, was shown off at the E3 2018 Sony press conference. A new title call…[Read More]

Nioh 2 revealed

Nioh 2 got a quick reveal teaser in the Sony E3 2018 press conference. A really quick teaser. I’m sure it’ll pop up online shortly, but as of yet no…[Read More]

E3 2018: Ubisoft roundup

Another Ubisoft conference passes by, but what did you miss? find out below.

Just Dance 2019 has been announced (Surprise!)

Ubisoft have announced, wait for it, Just Dance 2019! We all know its my favourite game, which is why Ubi started off with a dancing complication with a cheerle…[Read More]

Beyond Good and Evil 2 new cinematic trailer and details

Ubisoft showed off a highly polished live action trailer of Beyond Good and Evil 2, featuring a very young – and good looking Jade – while CGI, it looks every b…[Read More]

Ubisoft announce new Trials game called Trials Rising

After the disappointment of Trials of the Blood Dragon, Ubisoft and RedLynx have announced a return to the original format of the series with Trials Rising. It …[Read More]

The Division 2 is getting raids

A new trailer has been released for The Division 2. As We already know the virus from Black Friday has spread to Washington and a new trailer shows that life ou…[Read More]

Ubisoft show first Gameplay of Skull and Bones

Piracy is Dead. Well, Ubisoft better hope it isn’t as their new Pirate game, Skull and Bones, has been given a brand new trailer for E3. Created by Ubisof…[Read More]

Transference coming to VR and ‘traditional’ platforms

Transference offers a unique world with a dark narrative. Played in first person, you must explore the minds of your family members and solve puzzles in attempt…[Read More]

Starlink: Battle for Atlas launches on October 16th

Ubisoft Toronto got in on the action tonight as they shower off a brand new trailer for Starlink. The open world  game will release on October 16th. A surprise …[Read More]

For Honor Marching Fire releasing on 16th October

In honour of the success of For Honour, Ubisoft are giving the PC version of the game away for free on PC through Uplay from June 11th to 17th. Ubisoft have als…[Read More]

First look at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Our first look at the new Assassins Creed and it looks full of colour with a vast world to explore. With a distinct feel of ‘300’, I’m fully anticipating Archim…[Read More]

E3 2018: Bethesda roundup

Did you choose sleep over watching Bethesda last night? I did, but Ady stayed up and here I am giving you a round of Bethesda’s offerings.

Rage 2 new trailer revealed at E3 and gets a Spring 2019 release window

Rage 2 by Avalanche Studios (Just Cause 3, Mad Max) is set in a dystopian future where society has fallen, and you play as Walker, the last ranger of the Wasteland. A lovely new trailer has been launched detailing the gameplay, which is as manic as that opening Rock act! It sees you breaking into the Eden Space Centre to initiate the return of a satellite.Rage 2 will release in Spring 2019.

Elder Scrolls Legends coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Elder Scrolls Legends is getting a visual facelift and will also make its debut on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch later in 2018.

Bethesda announce Doom Eternal at E3

Doom Eternal is the sequel to the 2016 remake of Doom, and the gameplay will be revealed at QuakeCon this coming August.

Prey gets a big update – adds new Mooncrash mode

It’s been a year since Prey was unleashed on the world and is about to get a huge update in the addition of Moon Crash, a new roguelike mode which changes everytime you play. It’s available now.

https://youtu.be/ySVBHI2OeAg

Wolfenstein Youngblood announced by Bethesda

Wolfenstein Youngblood was announce where you play as BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters in a mission to save the world from those pesky Nazi’s. Youngblood is a single player or co-op game and is set in Paris in the 1980’s.

Bethesda working on Elder Scrolls VI and new IP Starfield

Todd Howard ended his section of the E3 conference by teasing Elder Scrolls VI and a new IP called Starfield.

Fallout 76 detailed at the Bethesda E3 show – launches on November 14th 2018

Fallout 76 is an online game only and every character you meet in the world is another human player. However it can be played solo with the playe able to take on quests much like any other Fallout game.

Bethesda announces new mobile game – Elder Scrolls Blades

Bethesda have revealed a new game called Elder Scrolls Blades, a mobile game set in the Elder Scrolls universe.

However, Bethesda also plan to release on PC, VR, Consoles and will allow crossplay between all the versions so you can be playing on your phone at work against another player who may be at home on VR.

That’s it, you are all caught up, anything there that gets you excited?

E3 2018: Xbox briefing roundup

Now the dust has settled on the Xbox Briefing at E3 lets try and catch you up on what went down.

Halo

That’s right, the show kicked off with announcement for Halo Infinite.

Battlefield V

As promised at EA Play, a cinematic story trailer was released for Battlefield V War Stories.

Fallout 76 & Xbox Games Pass

We found out a little bit more about Fallout 76 and that the game takes place before the events of the previous Fallout games, and sees the protagonist leaving Vault 76 and being charged to rebuild. Fallout 4 was also released on Xbox Games Pass.

Crackdown 3

We got another Crackdown 3 trailer last night, and a release date for the game. February 22 2019. Lets hope that’s the last of the delays.

https://youtu.be/YC4oty9jnMU

Forza Horizon 4

Turn 10 showed up to show off Forza Horizon 4, with Dynamic Weather, a 60fps mode and this time its set in Britain.

https://youtu.be/VmQNo8xtcAg

Microsoft buys the Internet, sort of

Microsoft have blown us all away with the announcement of five new studios to the fold of Microsoft Studios. The Initiative is the new studio formed in Santa Monica, California. Playground Games is the UK studio responsible for the Forza Horizon series of racers, including the new UK based Forza Horizon 4. Undead Labs are the brains behind the recent zombie survival game State Of Decay 2.

Probably the biggest coup is the purchase of Ninja Theory, who were the masterminds behind the recent Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, one of the best games of the last few years.

Gears is back

That’s right, Gears 5 was announced and is set to be released at some point next year.

Cyberpunk 2077 gets shown off

We have been waiting for this trailer for a long time, and the Xbox E3 show ended with our first look at Cyberpunk 2077. And, shock horror it looked amazing! Check it out below!

Some quick links

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice coming to Xbox in 2019

New trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps drops

Sea of Thieves Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores updates revealed

Frozen headed to Kingdom Hearts 3

Bandai Namco reveal Jump Force at the Xbox E3 show

MMORPG Black Desert heads to Xbox One – beta in Fall 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases September 14

Sea of Thieves Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores updates revealed

The awesome adventures of Captain Spirit – New Life is Strange title revealed

The Division 2 to be set in Washington, releases March 15

Creature Studios release new trailer for Skateboarding game ‘Session’

We Happy Few gets a promising new trailer

Dying Light 2 announced

Action adventure Tunic announced

Battletoads returning to Xbox in 2019

 

That pretty much covers the show, it was a shame there was no announcement regarding a new Elite controller, but you can see that things are heading in the right direction at Xbox, what did you like most about the show?

E3 2018: EA Play roundup

If you missed EA Play yesterday, why not carry on reading for a round of what went on below.

Battlefield V

The show started with Battlefield V, where we got a brief look at the multiplayer. It was also announced that there would be a Battle Royale mode, more on the single player will be revealed at the Xbox show tonight.

New Star Wars game?

Vince Zampella was in the crowd watching EA Play revealed some news about the Star Wars game Respawn were working on, it’s going to be called Jedi Fallen Order and has you play as a Jedi during the dark times when the Jedis were being hunted. In terms of the films, this of course places the game between III and IV.

Sea of Solitude is the next EA Originals title

The next EA Original title is to be called Sea of Solitude, produced by a small indie games studio, Jo-Mei Games from Berlin.

Releasing in early 2019, you play as a young women called Kay who is trapped in her turmoil of loneliness. Stuck in her spiral of madness, Kay turns into a monster – can she become human again?

FIFA 19 wants to be champion

It’s np great surprise that FIFA 19 will be heading our way on September, but it was confirmed that the game had secured the Champions League License.

FIFA 19 will feature the usual refinements we’d expect from the annual sports title, but this year EA have made a point of mentioning that they have taken feedback from the community and FIFA pros to create a better, more fluid, responsive and intuitive experience.

If you want to get your hands on FIFA 18 for a while, there is a free trial version available.

Unravel 2 revealed with immediate release

That’s right, the charming EA Originals title form last year got a sequel and is already available.

You can check out the first hour of the game in our video below.

More sports

Both NBA Live 19 and Madden 19 have been revealed, no surprises there either.

Anthem gets a release date

Anthem, EA’s answer to Destiny, will release on February 22 2019. To celebrate, a 4 minute video shows off so co-op exploration. Looks stunning.

E3 2018 – Where to watch the all the Xbox announcements

With E3 2018 just around the corner, it’s a good idea to update your calendar with all the best events to get the latest Xbox News.

Of course, we’ll cover as much news as we can so the first place you should visit is us! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates from the site.

Xbox Briefing

The big event for Xbox fans is the  Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 10 at 9pm BST. During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from in-depth looks at previously-announced games to trailers for unannounced titles coming in 2018 and beyond. You can watch the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing live beginning June 10 on the official Xbox Channel on Mixer, or on the Mixer app for Xbox One and mobile. Viewers logged into Mixer will be eligible for a special MixPot full of digital content, details on that haven’t been announced yet.

EA Play

EA Play will show off all of their latest titles including FIFA 19, Madden 19 and of course Battlefield V.

You can watch the show on EA’s YouTube and Twitch channels from 7pm on Saturday, June 9th.

Ubisoft

Ubi will have plenty to show us this year, including Assassins Creed Odyssey, The Division 2 and we’ll also get to see plans for Rainbow Six Siege.

You can watch the show on Monday, June 11 at 9pm on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel.

Bethesda

Bethesda are due to have an action packed show, with Fallout 76 to show off, as well as RAGE 2 and plenty more.

Their show is on at the most awkward time for UK fans, catch them live at 2:20am on Sunday 10th June, you can catch them on their YouTube and Twitch channels

There are plenty of other shows to watch, but traditionally these are the ones we cover, IGN have a great list to keep you informed of all the other shows including Sony and Nintendo.

Is Metal Gear Survive’s matchmaking broken?

If like us, you’ve become rather addicted to the wave-based defense building multiplayer mode of Salvage, then you may also be as frustrated as us too. It’s pretty clear that there is something wrong with Metal Gear Survive’s matchmaking.

Unless you have a ready-made team of four, then you are at the mercy of sitting in a lobby for up to 5 minutes as the game attempts to pair you with other players. In the beginning this wasn’t too much hassle, because despite the waiting time, we always got a game. Not any more.

After wading through easy and normal mode, Greg and myself needed a new challenge and hard mode not only gives us that challenge, but also rewards with the best loot – trouble is, we can’t beat the levels with just the two of us. The cost in materials and the juggling of enemies eventually overwhelms us, but with matchmaking taking so long and usually coming up blank with pairing us with other players, what is left to do? Surely the community hasn’t given up on the game already?

Thankfully, we have found the solution – Xbox’s Looking for Group feature. Accessed quickly through the blade, I was able to post a message to the board and specify who we were looking for, what we planned to do and a start time, within minutes I had two messages replying to my advert. I read their comments – which were perfect – and easily invited them into our party and the game. Problem solved. Thanks Xbox!

Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Top tips for a great start

Starpoint Gemini is primarily a space simulation, but what makes it different from others of its kind is an elegant mixture of features that can be found in all types of genres. Space battles, economy, fleet management, main story line, conquest, development, are all just a brief summary of versatile content this title has to offer.

Campaign + Freeroam scenarios

The Campaign story is an adventure separated into nineteen episodes filled with both “shoot first” type action, and careful stealth approach, combined with a couple of tutorial missions to help the player get in touch with the interface, controls, and game mechanics.

There is a possibility to opt out of the campaign and its missions, by selecting the Freeroam scenario, but that choice offers no tutorials, so it might prove to be difficult for new players. However if you choose the latter option and get stuck on a certain part or aspect of the game you can access the Geminipedia through the game meni. Geminipedia is a wikipedia of sorts that holds some valuable information regarding the game and its features. Upon finishing the main quest line, the game converts to a Freeroam scenario so whether you’ll play through the story or not is entirely up to you.

Once you finish the story and reach the Freeroam, the game is same as if you choose the freeroam scenario to start with, only difference being that you get to keep all the resources, ships, fleets and such,that you obtained through the campaign. The focal point of your activities in the Gemini will be your headquarters.

Calling home

The HQ is your home and you’ll use it to research new technologies, weapons, ship chassis and such. It’s also the place where you can acquire new ships for both yourself, and your battle fleet. The ships you buy for yourself can be modified with over seventy different weapon types, multiple ship enhancements, and if you want to stand out in the crowd, you can custom paint your ship via the drydock.

The HQ is also the only place where you can store owned ships, and switch between them as you please. Emphasis on storage is made, because you can obtain and customize new ships on almost all sixteen planets and on over a hundred space stations, as long as you either own them, or are friendly with the faction that does.

Diversity

The Gemini universe is a home to over sixty different factions that you can go to war with, or collaborate with in order to get the upper hand on your enemies. Will you’ll approach other factions peacefully or with hostility is entirely up to you, however they are more prone to diplomatic solutions if they notice you have the firepower to eradicate them. To build a successful and feared fleet, you’ll need resources and warmasters. Warmasters are special characters that you can hire in various ways to be a part of your fleet. They bring special skills, greater warfare knowledge, and are able to level up when victorious in combat. Apart from warmasters you need resources. They are gathered through numerous remote operations that can be carried out all across the Gemini. Another way to get resources is by trading with allied factions. All these ingredients work together to aid you in your conquests.

This is just scratching the surface since there is so much more to be written about the features and the sheer amount of content Starpoint Gemini Warlords bring to the table, however the best way to truly absorb everything the title has to offer is to explore the Gemini by yourself, who knows what you might discover.

Starpoint Gemini Warlords is available to buy from today.

Xbox One exclusives will be available on Xbox Games Pass on day of release

If you don’t own many Xbox One titles then then Xbox Games Pass is a pretty awesome deal, £8 a month to access over 100 titles is too good to miss, but for many of us it’s not really worth it, but now it might be.

It’s just been announced that all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios will be available on Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members.

This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as HaloForza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.

It also looks like you will be able to purchase the Games Pass for 6 months as well as monthly.

That, is pretty cool…