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Battlefield Hardline: Hotwire Multiplayer Gameplay


Whether you’re the cops or the criminals, the goal in Battlefield Hardline’s Hotwire mode is to get to the marked cars and drive fast. This is high speed chases like you’ve never seen before on the streets of Battlefield.

Driving a marked car causes you to begin to bleed the enemy team’s tickets – so make sure you hang onto the ride and continue to drive. You’re not going to score points or bleed tickets if you’re not driving. Drive fast to fill the capture bar – now you’re helping!

Each Hotwire map has a couple of key locations that you need to learn and stake out if you want to bring down your enemies. Park your squad car across the lanes, maybe rig it with breaching charges or trip mines – and funnel the enemies into your line of fire! That will teach ‘em to come onto your turf!

Check out the trailer above for gameplay

Watch The Prologue Of Hellraid

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Earlier this week on September 16th, a live stream of the upcoming hack’n’slash title Hellraid was broadcast by Techland. Everyone who tuned in to Techland’s Twitch channel had a chance to see the game for the first time after its transition to Chrome Engine 6 – a proprietary next-gen engine known for fuelling Techland’s much anticipated Dying Light. The stream has been recorded and can now be watched above if you hit the play button!

In April, Techland announced that Hellraid would come to next-gen platforms and was now undergoing a transition to Chrome Engine 6, the latest version of Techland’s technology designed to take full advantage of the new hardware generation. In August, the effect of this profound change was presented to invited journalists at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Now everyone can see how these months of hard work have changed Hellraid.

Hellraid is coming to PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One in 2015. A Steam Early Access for PC is planned for fall 2014.

Madden 15 Review

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It’s great being a Seattle Seahawks fan at the moment, we’re Super Bowl champions, we got off to great start in our first game (though we lost our second) and generally things are pretty good, so it was great joy that Madden 15 fell my way complete with the Legion of Boom gracing the home screen.

After really enjoying Madden 25, I was looking forward to seeing the updated rosters and how the new gameplay features would improve upon the last game. The biggest change you’ll notice if you have played the previous games is that the defence had has some great change made to it. Being able to swap the camera round so you have the defence in front of you is great because you can get a much better of view of what’s going on with your team. For those with quick reaction there is a mini game that involves pressing the right trigger when the play is made and you feel the vibration, which can help give you that extra time to go for the QB, if you get blocked you’ll have one more opportunity to get past the offense by pressing the corresponding prompt that comes up on screen.

I didn’t notice any real change in terms of the offence, but there is a subtle new feature that can prove quite useful, Tempo changes allow you to alter the how quickly your team responds to the play clock, trying to wind down time to protect a win? Then you can ‘Chew the Clock’ to hold breaking your huddle until as late as possible, the opposite gives you the option to have no huddle and get through your plays as quickly as possible. The playcalling as had some interesting changes made to it to, especially » Continue Reading.

Team17’s LA Cops – 70’s Themed Shooter Coming Soon


Team17 have announced their partnership this morning with developers’ Modern Dream. Together they are taking 70s cop themed top down shooter, LA Cops, to the max with a release on console and PC.

LA Cops is a rad action game with a tactical aspect that sees you cleaning up the mean streets of 70s LA one action packed shootout at a time! Can you dig it? LA Cops is currently available in Steam Early Access for just £8.99 and will be coming soon to console and PC as a full release.

The video below is PC early access footage and will resemble the console version (probably) in many ways. 3d cell shaded graphics ahoy, but since the footage below the developers have added in permanence to the vanishing blood and bodies – they’re now here to stay!

If we managed to grab a review code – we’ll keep you posted.

Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode Six Month DLC Support

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SEGA have announced Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode, complete with a supporting series of five challenging add-on packs that will be available to purchase from October 28th 2014, individually or through the Alien: Isolation Season Pass.

Survivor Mode is said to challenge players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the universe’s deadliest killer, deep within the bowels of Sevastopol Station. With limited resources on each map and a hunter on the loose, players will need to take advantage of every item they find to help them complete a unique set of objectives which will ultimately lead to their escape.

Alien: Isolation will ship with a Survivor Mode demo featuring one playable map, ‘Basement’. On October 28th, the first of the five Survivor Mode add-on packs will be available for purchase featuring three new maps, each with their own set objective and challenges, a new playable character and a variety of enemy types between you and your escape. Over the following months, four more add-on packs will release, each featuring a new playable character, and a mix of new maps and game modes to challenge even the most proficient player.

Also available to purchase from launch will be the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode add-on packs, at up to a 25% discount. All add-on content packs are scheduled to be released by March 2015.

Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7th, 2014 and all this content just sounds like a money making load of old bullshit. So, we’ll forgive you for not getting over excited at a game mode on a game you’re yet to play!

First Assassin’s Creed Unity Coop Gameplay Trailer


Check out the first Assassin’s Creed Unity Coop Gameplay trailer. Assassins fight side by side against terror and chaos. Even when the enemies are strong and you feel outnumbered, your brothers will always have your back.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11th in the US and on November 13th in Europe. The two extra weeks delay on the release was to help ensure that the quality of the game meets fans’ – and the team’s – lofty expectations.

Look out for our review in the coming weeks.

Madden NFL 15 Bone Crunching Screenshots

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Sales must be slow for new screenshots to be released nearly a month after the release of EA’s Madden NFL 15. However they’ve today released the following showcasing not just the new graphics, but “bone crunching” tackles also. Enjoy the below and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled on ThisisXbox for our review of Madden NFL 15 coming soon from our very own Dave Moran.

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition Review


Diablo III is the third in a series of iconic PC cooperative dungeon crawler RPG’s. The franchise is well known and respected in PC gaming circles; it ranks high up there with other RPG’s and dungeon crawlers like Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate.  It is quite literally one of the industry’s most popular franchises, a battle between Good and Evil, Heaven and Hell, and now Blizzard have released Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion and a bunch of other features in the all new Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One (amongst  other systems).

To date Over 13 million players have battled the demonic hordes of Diablo III. That’s an outstanding achievement considering a third are console players. The Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set together in one definitive volume with some tweaks and patches added in for good measure. The main storyline is still intact with an expansion that includes a fifth act based in Westmarch, but now additionally added is an open world Adventure Mode in which players will revisit locations from the story and hunt bounties on the elder evils that lurk throughout the mortal realms. Players can also complete boss battles and enter Rifts to fight for rare loot and heaps of gold. Adventure Mode is only available to players who complete the main story; whether solo or with other players in CO-OP Mode.

Like its predecessors, this iteration is a diabolically (like what I did there?) hellish, cooperative dungeon crawler that isn’t afraid to ratchet up its toughness from time to time. Diablo III, while featured completely in 3D with a 3D environment, follows closely in Diablo II’s track by using the classic isometric view, fast gameplay, and randomized content for high » Continue Reading.

Grand Theft Auto V Dated For Xbox One


Rockstar Games has finally announced that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the Xbox One (and other platforms) from November 18th, 2014 which was already rumoured thanks to various retailers. The PC version will follow on January 27th 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever compared to Xbox 360. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:

    New activities New weapons New vehicles Additional wildlife Denser traffic New foliage system Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more.

Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One will also feature enhanced radio selections, with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.

All players who pre-order the game will receive $1,000,000 in-game cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the Xbox 360 version including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities, including wildlife photography; and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available with much more to come. Existing players on Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their current Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression.