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Category Archives: Xbox 360 News

Assassin’s Creed Unity Delayed

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Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be released on November 11th in the US and on November 13th across Europe. Claiming that the two extra weeks will help ensure the quality of the game meets fans’ expectations by release.

Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft:

As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.

The US release date for Assassin’s Creed Rogue remains unchanged as November 11th, but in EMEA territories, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will now release November 13th, alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Madden 15 Preload Feature Available On Xbox One

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The Xbox One now supports preloading of Digital titles and has kicked things off with Madden NFL 15, if you head over to the Xbox Store you can purchase the game and it will start to download but won’t be available until 12:01am on Friday morning.

Payment will be taken straight away so you will need to contact Xbox Support to cancel the pre-order. If you are signed up to EA Access you can play 6 hours worth of the game now. Just head over to the EA Sports hub and the 14gig download will be waiting for you.

Eden Hazard On The Cover Of FIFA 15

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EA SPORTS has today announced that last season’s PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Team of the Year, Eden Hazard, will make his debut on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA 15.

The 23 year old Belgian had an outstanding season for Chelsea in the 2013/14 campaign with 14 goals, seven assists and 92 chances created from his 35 appearances. The midfielder had a pin-point 83% passing accuracy, including 1,055 passes in the opposition half – one of just ten players to top 1,000 in the Barclays Premier League last season. Hazard also completed more successful dribbles than any other player in the division with 132. In comparison, the second ranked player completed just 93, making Hazard the Barclays Premier League’s most dangerous player with the ball at his feet.

On seeing the FIFA 15 pack, Eden said: “I have played FIFA all of my life and it’s a huge honour to be asked to be on the cover of FIFA 15. Now I have played the game I can say it’s the most realistic football game I have seen, so I cannot wait to challenge my friends and team-mates with FIFA 15 and show off the new moves.”

Eden Hazard Stats:

International debut: 2008 International appearances: 50 International goals: 6 Barclays Premier League appearances: 70 Barclays Premier League Goals: 23 Barclays Premier League Assists: 18

The deal coincides with EA SPORTS long term partnership with Chelsea Football Club as the Official Video Gaming Partner, which will bring exciting digital and social content for the fans, alongside experiential activation at Stamford Bridge throughout the upcoming seasons.

EA SPORTS FIFA 15 is due out September 25th in Europe and September 26th in the UK and Ireland.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Castilian Spanish Support Missing

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Greetings from Spain! I’m a fellow Halo fan and a die hard fan of the multiplayer matches. You may not know me, but we’ve sure met in battle. I’m writing this calling every gamer, every Halo fan out there, hoping that you can understand what we’re living here with the upcoming release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

I would like to start with a little recap. In 2004, Microsoft had the “brilliant” idea of dubbing Halo 2 with what they called “neutral Spanish” (some kind of made-up language that mixes several Spanish dialects and accents), and they decided to dub it in LA with a bunch of non-professional actors. The result was a total disaster, an embarrasing voice work that has generated thousands of memes and jokes during the past decade. It didn’t please the fans from Spain, nor the fans from America. A couple of awful examples (with terrible voice acting):

However, Microsoft stated, back in the day: “Halo 2 is so good, our spanish-speaking friends will soon forget about the voice acting”. Amazing. Yet Microsoft decided to let it go, and did nothing to fix that back in the day.

Now, in 2014, Microsoft announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with Halo 2 Anniversary included within it. We fans thought that this was a GOLDEN opportunity to ammend such a terrible mistake, but (quite unsurprisingly), Microsoft again decided to do nothing, but they’ve screwed the language even further: they’ve removed the original dub and, instead of re-dubbing it (Halo CEA had Captain Keyes re-dubbed, since the original audios from Bungie were missing), they’re releasing the game in full English. This is absurd due to one main reason: Halo – The Master Chief Collection has » Continue Reading.

Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: Venus

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Venus was once the site of a great discovery – a paradise. Now, it is a monument to all that we have lost. Defeat our enemies.

Bungie, previously confirmed that millions of people played the Destiny Beta that included a sampling of major activities featured in the full game. The beta gathered exactly 4,638,937 unique players participating.

Destiny will launch on multi-platforms from September 9th 2014

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Live Stream On ThisisXbox

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Whilst we are currently on our travels to Gamescom in Cologne, you can watch the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal on thisisxbox.com above. Bookmark the page, share it on Facebook, twitter – plug in some ear phones and enjoy the show.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Games and Activision looks set to really raise the bar and deliver the action packed intense thrills that Call of Duty is bets known for.

We should have a hands-on multiplayer write up from Gamescom very soon.

Ryse: Son Of Rome Legendary Edition

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Gamemania.be have listed Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition on there website here.

The game is listed at 49.98 Euros (around £39.95) and gives a release date of 5th September 2014. According to the description (once translated) Legendary Edition will include the full original Xbox One launch title along with all 4 pieces of DLC and an exclusive outfit and weapons.

Last week Crytek spoke out about how they were disappointed in the  sales of Ryse: Son of Rome, is this there latest attempt to recoup some lost profit after closing their UK Studio?

Ryse: Son of Rome scored 70% in our review at the beginning of the year…

Ryse: Son of Rome is a well-crafted Roman Empire game that to look at is to die for! Sadly, the campaign is a bit shit and the combat system somewhat repetitive that you might get tired of – but the great news is that multiplayer is its saving grace and you can have endless hours of fun completing the many daring challenges of the Colosseum as you progress your Gladiator into an ultimate fighting machine. Ultimately, Ryse is not as good overall as I had hoped considering the E3 2013 briefing advertising it as something truly special. What was a Kinect exclusive now simply uses a handful of voice commands (thankfully) but it’s a fun game that could have been a lot better if the combat system was improved and it offered more than a six to seven hour run through.

Watch The Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Event On ThisisXbox

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Whilst we will be on our travels to Gamescom in Cologne from Monday 11th August, you can watch the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal on thisisxbox.com above. Bookmark the page, share it on Facebook, twitter – plug in some ear phones and enjoy the show as it happens from 6pm BST. We will be sat on a coach and will only see the Multiplayer hands-on when we arrive in Cologne, Germany.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Games and Activision looks set to really raise the bar and deliver the action packed intense thrills that Call of Duty is best known for. This page will very cleverly re-post itself again 30 minutes before the show starts to prompt you.

We should have a hands-on multiplayer write up from Gamescom 2014 very soon.

Ubisoft Reveal Their Gamescom Line-up

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Ubisoft has today revealed a lineup of games including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Settlers Kingdom of Anteria, Shape Up and more for Gamescom 2014, taking place August 13 – 17 in Cologne, Germany.

Visitors to Ubisoft’s booth (Hall 6, space A021) have more chances than ever before to learn more about their favorite titles first hand at the show. Assassin’s Creed Unity and Tom Clancy’s The Division will be showcased in dedicated 150-person and 85-person theaters, respectively. Attendees also can get hands-on time with a number of Ubisoft’s upcoming games, including Far Cry 4, The Crew and the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on 40 pods, and The Crew will be available on 24, with the popular simulation chair available again for players who want the added thrill of playing from an interactive driver’s seat. Finally , Far Cry 4 will be playable on 90 pods, the biggest demo installation of its kind for Ubisoft.

There also is a packed program of activities scheduled at the booth. Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now and Shape Up will be featured on Ubisoft’s center stage. Assassin’s Creed fans will find cosplayers roaming the area and tattoos will be available for every person who plays Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Meanwhile, Far Cry fans can have their photo taken sitting in Pagan Min’s throne. With additional community activities, prizes and performances planned throughout the event, there is something to keep every fan entertained.

“Ubisoft is making it easier than ever for Gamescom attendees to look at our games and connect with their favorite franchises,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “We’re hopeful that every type of gamer will find » Continue Reading.

Gamescom Award’s 2014: The Nominees Revealed

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The gamescom awards 2014 are entering their final phase: an international jury of experts has now announced the best new games in 13 categories from a total of 140 submissions. They all go forward to the race for the gamescom award 2014 title in their respective categories. In addition to a shot at the coveted award, the nominees can bask in the title ‘nominated for the gamescom 2014 award’, which is prominently labelled at this year’s gamescom, 13-17 August, for trade visitors and games fans from around the world to see. ThisisXbox.com will be in attendance!

The product nominations also signal the start of the race for first place in the new category ‘gamescom most wanted consumer award’, an accolade awarded exclusively by consumers. From 9 August onward those who are so interested can vote for their favourites on the gamescom Facebook page where the nominated games will be published . Kiosks with mobile devices and a voting tool are also to be found at gamescom itself – including in Hall 10.2. Voting for the ‘gamescom most wanted consumer award’ ends on 15 August (midday). On Friday 15 August 2014, starting at 06:00 p.m. on the Let’s play meets gamescom podium in Hall 10.1 it’s then ‘and the winners are…’.

This is also where the winner in the most coveted ‘best of gamescom’ category will be announced. The expert jury will select the ‘best of gamescom’ from among the winners of the gamescom awards in the individual categories.

These are the nominees of the gamescom awards 2014:

Best Console Game Sony Playstation: The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K) Dying Light (Techland sp. z o.o.) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH) Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox: The Evil Within » Continue Reading.