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Category Archives: Xbox 360 News

Five Million Xbox One Consoles Sold Around The Globe

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Sony has recently announced that the total sales of Playstation 4′s around the globe is a staggering and impressive 7 Million Units globally. Microsoft has come forward and announced that they have sold more than 5 Million Units around the globe – this puts the Playstation 4 at a 2 Million lead!

Whilst both consoles have done amazingly well already, it is worth realising that the Playstation 4 is available in over 48 markets compared to the Xbox One’s 13 markets. The Xbox One will be available in an extra 26 markets from September 2014 as previously announced on the Wire.

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Whilst first impressions give the PS4 a more successful launch, a true like for like comparison will not really be available until after Fall 2014 when both consoles are on sale in the same territories. Not that we want to give Micorsoft any sales advice, but maybe try price matching the Playstation 4 when launching in all those other territories later this year?

We’ll keep you posted on the outcome.

Risen 3: Titan Lords Teaser

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Ready for a glimpse into the world of Risen 3: Titan Lords? What you see will be dark and comes straight out of a very black place. But don’t be afraid just yet. You will face a lot of bigger and more evil threats in this latest instalment of Risen, from Gothic creators Piranha Bytes, who are going back to their roots with Risen 3: Titan Lords. Better gear up at the new website and learn why you might well escape your foes swimming.

Risen 3: Titan Lords pulls the player in to a hand-crafted role-playing world full of rugged charm where every decision changes the course of the story.

Magic has returned, and with it even more devastating ways to take out the factions and strange beasts that populate the world.

Customise your characters armour, weapons and attributes as you progress through the game.

Risen 3 is made for players looking for a more classic experience, that hearkens back to the day when games refused to hold your hand and left your path and destiny up to you.

Wolfenstein: The New Order – Nowhere To Run

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Hitting shelves on May 20th for Xbox 360 and Xbox One is Wolfenstein: The New Order, in development by MachineGames & published by Bethesda. Wolfenstein A new trailer has surfaced to 1) show us a little more of what to expect and 2) add to the hype machine in preparation for launch. Of course, we enjoy adding to said machine so enjoy the below and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts below.

The Evil Within: PAX Trailer

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Over the pond at PAX 2014 a new trailer for The Evil Within from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks, has been unleashed. This survival horror game is going to be released on August 26 for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This is the UK version of the trailer.

Shadow Of Mordor Looks To Bring Innovation To Lord Of The Rings

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The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in history. Between the three films in the original trilogy and the first two movies based on The Hobbit Peter Jackson and company have grossed more than $1.5 billion while sparking increased interest in the source material.

Understandably, there have been attempts to capitalize on the success of the cinematic adventures in the the form of video games. Lord of the Rings games have come in every shape and size since the release of the first film, spanning every multiple console generations, handheld devices, smartphones, computer operating systems, and Gambling.com even has a review of a slot machine based on the series.

The first attempt at a LotR game on the newest console generation comes in the form of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The game was announced way back in November, but an October 7 release date was just announced earlier this month.

Developed by Monolith Productions, the company behind F.E.A.R., the game is an entirely original story set between the events of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In addition to an original story, players will be privy to some truly unique gameplay elements that the developers are hoping will set the game apart.

First and foremost is what the game makers are calling the “Nemesis system.” In an attempt to bring a different element to how users approach the title, a system wherein players can shape the very nature of their opponents was created. Instead of being forced to kill everything in sight like these games normally demand, players can encounter various enemies and choose to let them live or die. There are advantages to both approaches, as allowing them to live can supply » Continue Reading.

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – FREE New ‘Zomboss Down’ DLC Out Now

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Out Today for Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions,  the hilarious shooter Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare heads to the Wild West in Zomboss Down, the brand-new free* downloadable game pack. The new pack will feature even weirder shooter fun with the new Cactus Canyon Gardens and Graveyards Map, eight new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap from 20 to 30 for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish.

In Zomboss Down the plants have blasted down Dr. Zomboss’s blimp and unleashed packs of zombies, who are now roaming the desert and battling their way through the wreckage to reach the local golf course. This golf course doubles as a super-secret facility housing a Cactus army on the unbelievable new Gardens and Graveyards Map, Cactus Canyon. Players will also enjoy increased character levels and eight fun new characters like the Archeologist Zombie, the Wrestling Star Zombie, the Law Pea and the Sun Pharaoh. In addition, players will discover weapon upgrades and skins for new characters, new accessories, tattoos and facial hair, and even more.

Xbox 360 – Deal Of The Week – Batman Games On Sale

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This week’s Xbox Store Deal of the Week has a Batman theme to it with discounts on DLC and Games on Demand prices for the Arkham Series titles, Gotham City Imposters and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

Although Arkham: Origins is the only game not to be discounted for the Arkham Series, its Season Pass has been reduced to just £6.74. With the release of the ‘Cold,Cold Heart’ DLC on April 22nd next week, it is the cheapest way to get hold of all the DLC for this game as Cold,Cold Heart is included in the Season Pass. This price will no doubt be cheaper then the stand alone cost of the DLC next Week.

Arkham: Origins – Cold, Cold Heart DLC First 30 Minutes

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Above is a 30 minute vid for the new DLC set to arrive on Arkham Origins from April 22nd. The DLC is centered around Mr. Freeze, and includes a whole new environment to explore. Cold, Cold Heart takes place a week after the events of Origins and Bruce Wayne is hosting an event at his Manor, which Mr. Freeze gate-crashes.

As we previously reported – Batman will get a new ‘Batsuit’ to allow him to take on the cryogenic weapons used by Mr Freeze and his goons, a suit which will also bring new combat options.

Cold, Cold Heart goes live on 22nd April for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Bound By Flame – Combat Trailer

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Find out everything there is to know about the combat system in Bound by Flame! Dubbed by as “The most ambitious RPG to date from developers Spiders studios” is set for release on May 9th, 2014 on Xbox 360 and other platforms.

The spectacular and highly tactical battles in Bound by Flame present a real challenge to players. so rashly plunging headlong into the melee is the shortest way to the load saved game menu!

The video above comprises numerous gameplay sequences and a detailed commentary describes the combat system and game mechanics that work in synergy: from the various options available to the player in the skill trees (Warrior, Ranger and Pyromancer) to choosing your companions, the variety in the impressive bestiary, the crafting system that enables you to customize your equipment and the player’s human/demon duality, which will have a strong influence on your combat strategy.

Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood Dev’s Announce Project Totem

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Danish based dev team Press Play, creators of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, have announced a brand new title, currently called Project Totem, coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this year.

Project Totem is a playful yet precise platforming game where players control two totem pole pieces with one controller. The initial idea came from brothers Asger Strandby (Game Director) and Bo Strandby (Lead Designer) who wanted to put a distinctive spin on the platform genre. On top of the single player campaign, the game offers a local couch multiplayer mode where players must work closely together to succeed – just the way the two brothers played games in their childhood.

“It is one of those games, where the basic premise is hard to describe, but once you have the controller in your hand, it is so obviously fun that you immediately get it.” says Rune Dittmer, Studio Director at Press Play. “So when Asger and Bo showed us the prototype at a party, it was a no-brainer to give them some time to elaborate on the core concept. And now a year later we are proud to announce Press Play’s second game for Xbox One.”

Project Totem is set for release this fall and might not be every bit the “Brothers A Tale of Two Sons” inspiration it is currently portraying itself as?