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Category Archives: Trailers

Meet the new Guitar Hero Live controller

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So, we’ve seen the Guitar Hero Live announcement and we’ve had some time to digest the changes in the game and how the new controller works with the changed game mechanics.

Let’s have a little look at the new controller, culminating with a short video presentation from FreeStyle Games’ Jamie Jackson, recorded at the presentation event held in New York.

So, here it is. As a plastic guitar fan, I think it looks very functional. The major change is that gone are the coloured buttons, replaced by a sleek looking set of six near the headstock, stacked for chord playing.  The keen-eyed among you will notice the “Hero Power” button where the bridge is on a real guitar. This can only mean one thing. Gone will be the note-missing instrument shake which was, let’s face it, sketchy at best. There’s also a cool new whammy-bar.

Don’t take my word for it, have a listen to the controller presentation below which explains the reasoning why the change has happened.

So, what do you think, like it, or loathe it? Let us know in the comments below.

Guitar Hero Live is hitting your home stage this autumn.

Star Wars: Battlefront release date announced

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Seems that the eagle-eye’d NEO GAFer that brought the rumored release date for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game was spot-on (strong in this one, the force is) and the games release isn’t that far far away.

Today sees the announcement that EA is to indeed launch the upcoming Star Wars title in North America on the 17th, around parts of Europe on the 19th and then jolly UK on the 20th of November, 2015.

Battlefront see’s a collaboration between Lucas Arts and the award-winning Frost Bite engine which is said to “deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment”. But, we’ll be the judges of that when the title blasts its way into stores later this year. But, If this trailer is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat!

Goat Simulator flocks to Xbox

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Finally; Double Eleven’s Goat Simulator has stumbled on to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 today for the reasonable price of £7.99.

If you ever wanted to know what the life of a goat is like, then you may want to look into picking this up. The game is a 878.25MB download and will let you live out your wildest goat dreams.

Well… what are you waiting for? Go and be a goat and create more mayhem than a Micheal Bay production!

Look out for our review of this game over the next few days.

Will you be a Screencheat?

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I remember (oh, here he goes again…) back in Amiga days, a game called Hired Guns. Many people will carp on about GoldenEye 64 being the first truly multi-player split-screen game in 1997, but Hired Guns was doing it on a home computer, four years earlier.

One of the aspects of the game that annoyed my gaming friends at the time, was that you could keep half an eye on their portion of the screen to gauge an idea as to where they were, sneak up and shoot them. This is a tactic that I’ve employed many times since.

Screencheat, developed by Samurai Punk and published by Surprise Attack Games, is a game based on that very principal. Your opponents are invisible to you in your section of the screen, as are you to them. You have to look at their surroundings in their portion of the screen in order to find and shoot them.

The game will feature 9 weapons to deal your justice with over 8 game modes, including the intriguing “Hillcampers” mode where as soon as you set foot on the base of the hill, everyone will know where you are.

It’ll release on Xbox One in the summer, and it looks a heap of fun.

Guitar Hero Live announced

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So, that thing that Activision was hinting heavily at earlier in the week, guess what? We were right. They have just announced Guitar Hero Live for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 will be available in the Autumn of 2015.

So, let’s have a look at the features that would warrant this long a wait between Guitar Hero titles.

Guitar Hero Live is being completely reimagined for this gen of consoles and places you centre-stage, with live action, first-person gameplay and reactive crowds. There will be two components to the game, GHTV; the world’s first playable music video network where there are hundreds of your favourite songs to play through across a variety of genre, and Guitar Hero Live (GHLive); which plonks you centre-stage as the star of the live show, with the baying rockers and adoring groupies.

GHTV will allow fans to play in a 24-hour Music TV style arena, singly or against players from across the globe, online. FreeStyleGames, who developed the DJ Hero franchise for Activision, have touted Guitar Hero Live as a living, breathing platform that serves as an ever-growing source for new music discovery while further bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room. Sounds impressive.

Now, one thing you’ll notice from the announcement trailer (yes, I’ve got you a trailer. I am good to you lot), is the lack of colour on the game-board. The controller, as leaked earlier today, is being completely redesigned. This will now feature two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play and should ensure fun for people of all abilities. The difficulty is determined with the number of buttons you initially play with, with beginners starting at the bottom row of three buttons, while medium-skilled players can mimic chords without » Continue Reading.

Team 17 take us Beyond Eyes

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Team 17 have been around for a while. I remember playing their own titles back in the days of the Amiga, and cracking titles they still are too. They seem to have a knack for spotting good games and grabbing them accordingly.

To this end, the veteran publishers have teamed up with Tiger and Squid, a talented one-woman developer by the name of Sherida Halitoe, to present Beyond Eyes. The game is the story of Rae, a blind girl who’s cat Nani has wandered off.

You take on the role of Rae as you discover your world through sound, smell and touch in your quest to retrieve Nani from it’s own inquisitiveness.

This modern fairy tale will force Rae to face all of her fears and venture out into the world she cannot see.

Beyond Eyes is an ID@Xbox release, coming sometime this year.

Take shelter from this Naruto Storm 4 trailer

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As our very own Senior Editor, Rich revealed in December last year, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is coming. I had the pleasure of playing Storm 3 on the Xbox 360 and it was , well, odd, to say the least. In my defence, I’m not used to playing or watching these anime cartoons. There’s something about the sight of a giant amphibian throwing fireballs at an equally giant bovine creature that disturbs my sense of reality.

Storm 4, then, is coming out this year, and Bandai Namco Entertainment & CyberConnect2 have produced a brand new video to showcase some of Naruto and his companion’s moves. Team 7 is back and striking hard.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is now scheduled for an autumn release on Xbox One.

Oh, go on then, I’ll treat you to the trailer.

What are Activision teasing in new trailer?

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Activision have released, in the last few days, a teaser video for a new game.

Being a nosey so and so, I’ve had a look and I don’t know about you, but I can’t quite make out what game they might be teasing us with here. Honest.

Given that the publisher is the license holder for many titles that are rumoured to be hitting the comeback trail, more out of hope than any firm evidence in most cases, I’m getting strong hints that this might be for a new Guitar Hero title. Not sure what gives it away, really.

There are many reasons why Guitar Hero should make a comeback on the new-gen consoles, not least for the fact that Harmonix have already announced Rock Band 4. Let’s hope this does better than Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, which sold a paltry 86,000 units on release week.

Have a look at te teaser, posted on Youtube by VG247.com’s Matt Martin, as Activision haven’t as yet.

 

Destiny: House of Wolves

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Finally the long-awaited expansion pack, House Of Wolves, has got an official date of May 19th and a trailer. With this expansion we will be getting access to three new Crucible maps, a new Strike and hundreds of new weapons, armor, and gear to get our mitts on. Looks like we will finally get to explore the reef guardians.

Unfortunately there is no new Raid, although Bungie have promised to release a new one towards the end of the year. In place of a new Raid, there’s a new three-player co-op mode to keep you busy – a battle arena called ‘The Prison of Elders’.

“Hunt down the traitors and your debt to the Queen will be paid.”

Be spellbound with a new Witcher 3 gameplay trailer

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There are a few games that I’m looking forward to this year. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is definitely one of them.

CD Projekt Red and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have conjured up a wonderful new gameplay trailer full of blood, fights and more information than I’ve got the time to write about. This story-driven open-world RPG looks set to give Geralt of Rivia masses of gameplay and blood to wade through while saving a child from an ancient prophecy.

Here it is, enjoy, and it won’t be long until this long-awaited title is released, on the 19th of May.