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Category Archives: Xbox 360 News

Dark Souls II DLC

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As if the regular obstacles, enemies, and bosses presented in Dark Souls II were not enough to cause gamers to cry for their mommies; FromSoftware today unleashes Crown of the Sunken King the first chapter in it’s The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for DARK SOULS II. Each chapter is specifically designed to enhance, challenge, and bring players to their knees as they experience the peril that is awaiting them in the DARK SOULS II The Lost Crowns trilogy.

Stalwart fans of DARK SOULS II will want to immediately head over to the Xbox Live Marketplace to purchase and download this newest chapter in the unyielding Dark Souls franchise. Players that are brave enough to take on this arduous journey will find new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses to conquer as they embark on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic’s King Vendrick once owned. Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the DARK SOULS II universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern and death lays in wait around every corner.DARK SOULS II’s Crown of the Sunken King DLC is available today on the Xbox Live Marketplace. 

Xbox 360 Ultimate Sale: Day 5 Offers – South Park Stick Of Truth

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Day five of the ‘Ultimate Xbox 360 Sale’ has gone with with a new range of one day only discounts on popular game titles:

Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

      

Content Title Content Type Discount % South Park: The Stick of Truth Games on Demand 25% Left for Dead 2 Games on Demand 75% Madden NFL 25 Games on Demand 58% Peggle Arcade 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Behind The Scenes Of Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor

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Watch the first Behind the Scenes interview for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, revealing panelists Troy Baker, who stars as Talion (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) and Christian Cantamessa, lead writer (Red Dead Redemption), discussing their experiences creating the game. Look closely for the first glimpse of a beloved Middle-earth character, and a few new faces.

Xbox 360 Ultimate Sale Day 4 Offers: 50% Off GTA V

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In what Xbox is calling the ‘Ultimate Xbox 360 sale’, today has Day Four offerings available from the Xbox Marketplace with discounts from 50-83% off titles below. They will run until tomorrow’s deals take over:

Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount % Grand Theft Auto V Games on Demand 50% Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 58% Crysis 3 Games on Demand 70% Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 60% Ninja Gaiden 2 Games on Demand 83% Bastion Arcade 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Day Three Offerings In The ‘Utimate Xbox 360 Sale’ Now Live

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This week saw the start of what Xbox is calling the ‘Ultimate Xbox 360 Sale’ and as part of that sale, new daily offerings will be made available with one day only discounts on ‘Games on Demand’ and XBLA titles. Today’s offers are below:

        

Content Title Content Type Discount % Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Games on Demand 33% Call of Duty: Black Ops II Games on Demand 50% Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Games on Demand 75% Red Faction: Armageddon Games on Demand 77% Assassins Creed Liberation Arcade 50%

Alien: Isolation Features Voices And Likenesses Of 1979 Original Cast

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Before you go getting way over excited about the news that the original cast of the 1979 box office hit Alien, has their voices in the game – this is set to feature on two downloadable bonus levels as revealed by a press release today from SEGA and Twentieth Century Fox.

Alien: Isolation, features the vocal talent and likenesses of key cast members of the 1979 Ridley Scott masterpiece, Alien. Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) , Tom Skerritt (Dallas) , Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) , Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) , Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash, likeness and sound-alike) are set to feature in two downloadable bonus missions, which allow you to relive two classic scenes from the movie.

Anyone in the UK who pre-orders the game will get a free upgrade to the Nostromo Edition, which includes the bonus content “Crew Expendable”. Players can choose to play as one of three surviving crewmembers, only moments after Brett’s death at the jaws of the creature. As Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker, players can explore the Nostromo from habitation deck down through engineering, coordinating their efforts with Lambert and Ash to lure the Alien into the ship’s airlock.

In addition, consumers who pre-order at select retailers will also receive “Last Survivor” in which players pick up the story as Ripley tries to escape on the Narcissus. On hearing the screams of Lambert and Parker, players must navigate their way back down through the Nostromo in order to activate the self-destruct sequence, before retracing their steps back to the Narcissus shuttle and their escape.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal » Continue Reading.

GTA V Independence Day Event Weekend LIVE

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Thursday July 3rd through Sunday July 6th. San Andreas will be celebrating the birthplace of freedom with big RP & GTA$ bonuses, patriotic discounts at Ammu-Nation, giveaways and lots more – all as part of the Grand Theft Auto Online Independence Day Event Weekend.

The all-new “Independence Day Special Event” Playlist will be a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP.

Rockstar Games will be giving away five exclusive prize packs of suitably patriotic and rare GTA gear in the Independence Day Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes. Each pack will include a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten runners-up will each get GTAV tee and stickers.

You can enter to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.

ESCAPE Dead Island – New Spin Off For Xbox 360

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Deep Silver has today revealed ESCAPE Dead Island, a third-person single-player survival mystery spin-off that unravels the origins of the zombie outbreak and tells the story between Dead Island and the upcoming Dead Island 2.

ESCAPE Dead Island, follows the story of Cliff Calo, who sets sail to document the unexplained events rumored to have happened on Banoi. Arriving on the island of Narapela, part of the Banoi archipelago, he finds that not everything is as it seems. Haunted by deja-vus, Cliff will have to make sense of it all throughout the entire game – again and again. This story-driven adventure lets players delve into the Dead Island universe and unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak. Escape is only the beginning…

Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – ESCAPE adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2.

Developed by Fatshark Sweden, ESCAPE Dead Island is scheduled for release in autumn 2014 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for a recommended retail price of £39.99 for the console versions and £34.99 for the PC version.

Games With Gold: Gotham City Impostors Available Today

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The first of July’s ‘Games with Gold’ rewards for Xbox LIVE Gold Members on Xbox 360 is available today. Gotham City Imposters is a first person shooter set tin the world of Batman and his beloved city, Gotham. The game has two teams each trying to kill the other,  one with people dressed like Batman and the other with people dressed like his archenemy, The Joker.

This 2012 title will be available to download for free from today for all Xbox GOLD level subscribers and will be available until July 15th.

 

 

Cliff Bleszinski Get’s Back In The Saddle

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Cliff Bleszinski, (aka CliffyB) former Design Director for Epic Games has spread the news via twitter that he is getting back into making games again. It is not yet clear if this announcement is related to the next Gears of War game in development for Xbox One from Black Tusk Studios who are developing the game for Microsoft Studio’s.

I'm officially coming out of retirement to make video games again. Stay tuned here for details in the next 7 days! #DontCallItAComeback

— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) June 30, 2014

Maybe this news is something un-Gears or Xbox One related, but Cliffy B doesn’t seem the “small-fry” kind of guy to us?

We’ll keep you posted if this gets even more interesting!