In a thank you blog post to fans who picked up The Master Chief Collection, Bonnie Ross has revealed that if you played the game between November 11 and December 19 you will receive the following tokens of gratitude:
1 Month of Xbox Live Gold Exclusive In-Game Nameplate Exclusive In-Game Avatar
More interestingly, Bonnie has revealed that fans have voiced a certain love for Halo 3: ODST and as a further thanks for the support, 343 Industries will bring ODST’s campaign to The Master Chief Collection for free to fans who played the game in the same period as detailed above.
The campaign will be lovingly updated to 1080p running at 60fps and for those of us yet to buy the collection, I’m sure ODST will be made available to purchase through the Xbox Store. 343 will also remaster the classic Halo 2 map Relic, which will be made available as a free update.
I realise The Master Chief Collection has had its fair share of problems but surely this should go some way to appease those angered by its problems!
Ah the GTA Heist, one of my favourite pastimes from the single player campaign of GTAV – why then was it absent from GTA Online? Well the good news is that it won’t be absent for much longer. Heists are coming in “early 2015′ and will allow you and three mates to plan, prepare and rob the rich folk of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Check out the trailer below and prepare yourselves for one great big payday!
Storm Island, now that’s a name that immediately casts some expectations on the latest piece of DLC for Forza Horizon 2. Available now for £15.99 (or £7.99 for VIP members) take on the elements as you embark on a road trip to a new location – Island Storm. Promising the “most severe weather conditions ever seen in a Forza game”, you’ll get to race against tropical storms and make your way through thick fog as you battle your fella racers to the podium.
The DLC may be on the pricey side but there’s a whole host of content packed into Island Storm that certainly gives you value for money. Firstly, there’s a whopping 90 events to play through that include five new modes. Multiplayer also gets a look in with four new Playground arenas, 20 race routes, six Gauntlet events, three Showdowns and five online Championships. There’s even five new cars to play with and a bonus hidden car located somewhere on Storm Island in a barn!
For the achievement junkies out there, there’s 500 points to be had totalling for 23 new achievements For the wannabe mechanics out there Storm Island brings with it the ability to add off-road suspension, tire, and transmission upgrades that can also be used on any of Forza’s car collection. For the legendary cars in the game there’s now the option to add rally body kits for that ultimate off-road race look.
There’s new elemental effects including swaying trees and lighting, new items, roads, bonus boards, a new Car Meet, Bucket List challenges, speed traps and speed zones plus additional Rivals events… Now that’s a whole lot of content!
Capcom has finally revealed that the HD remake of the original PSone classic Resident Evil will be releasing this January for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as a dozen other platforms.
Resident Evil HD will be available in full 1080p for the next-gen platforms and 720p on previous generation, glorious new 5.1 surround sound support, the ability to switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio and a ‘very easy mode’ if you find the game a tad tough.
As well as these new additions, it contains a revamped control scheme which lets the player walk in the direction the stick is pointing or the classic, painfully frustrating controls, if you fancy a 1996 real challenge.
It has a planned release date of 20th January 2015 and will set you back $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Excited? Let us know!
343 Industries has released yet another patch to Xbox One users to try and fix the unbelievable number of ongoing problems that Master Chief Collection players have been suffering with since it launched early last month.
This new patch is now live on Xbox One and you should be prompted to download the update the next time you boot up the game and it’s focused on the matchmaking issues specifically. Another update is aimed at being released early next week which will hopefully address the unbalanced team issues.
Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times. Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts. Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process. Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press “B” after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles. Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion. Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player’s lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen.
Have you downloaded the update? Is it making finding a game easier? Please let us know in the comments!
Sega have detailed and released the next in the series of DLC available for the terror-inducing Alien: Isolation.
Called Trauma, this features 3 brand new maps for Survivor Mode and a new character, Chief Medical Officer Lingard, to encourage to soil themselves as you get to crawl through the vents of Sevastopol Station.
Hide from, confront or distract a range of enemies in this new content, set in the Medical Bay of the Station, in an effort to save the survivors and destroy any trace of your alien research. Along the way, get faster access to Medikits and all manner of diversionary IEDs. You might have a little wait on your hands to get hold of this, priced at £5.59 on Xbox One and Xbox 360, however. It’s a whopping 1.7GB on the One, 535MB on 360.
Trauma is also available as part of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, so you’d be frankly daft if you bought it separately, again, with the Pass being £19.99 for both console formats.
Ubisoft’s real guitar game, Rocksmith 2014 hits the DLC trail in a Blaze of Glory with the release of the Bon Jovi DLC pack.
This features 4 of the bands’ best known tracks, mainly from the ’80s hit album, Slippery When Wet. Each track allows you play as guitar or bass, depending on your instrument of choice, and each comes with a Authentic Tone to add to your collection.
There is a track pack available priced at £9.59 which includes the following individual tracks, which are also available separately for £2.39 each.
Livin’ on a Prayer Blaze of Glory You Give Love a Bad Name It’s My Life
Here’s a taste of the action, so get your wig on and get ready for some head-banging.
Have you picked up your free copy of Worms Battleground from Games with Gold yet? Awesome, well Team 17 have just announced a new expansion that is available now!
The Alien Invasion pack is available to download now for Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store for just £3.99 / $4.99 / 4,99 € with a 20% discount available for Xbox Live Gold members.
The Worms Battlegrounds Alien Invasion DLC features an all new Bodycount game mode in which you pick your two favourite classes of worm and play as FIB agents fighting off wave after wave of Alien, there are also 10 new Deathmatch missions where you’ll take control of the Alien Invaders and fight against those pesky invertebrate FIB agents who are hunting you down and trying to destroy your UFO.
Extra treats include
5 Alien themed hats 5 Alien themed gravestones 2 Alien themed speechbanks & 5 re-imagined weapons to use in the Alien Invasions modes. Battle with the Plasma Blaster, Energy Orb, Ray Gun, Brightsaber and Precision Droid. Plus watch as all strike weapons are now dropped by a UFO. Achievement hunters can also work to grab the extra 5 achievements available.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has two new DLC packs set for release in early 2015. Starting with the Bizarro World Pack, players will gain access to new LEGO DC Comics characters and locations, additional story-driven content, cool new items and more if you have a Season Pass. Additionally, a second and “FREE” Heroines & Villainesses Pack will also be available in the coming year!
Bizarro World Pack (Season Pass) or £2.50 Save Bizarro’s planet from evil and join the Bizarro League, clones of the Justice League, including characters such as Bizzaro and Bizarra!
Heroines & Villainesses Pack (Free to download) Celebrate the fearless females of DC Comics with this collection of super heroines and villainesses, which allows players to wreak havoc as Raven and tear-up the ground as Terra. The pack also includes fan-favourites, such as alien princess Starfire and animal-mimic Vixen but they’ll need to be on the guard against the explosive Plastique and cold and calculating Killer Frost!
Arrow Pack (Season Pass) or £2.50 Become the Green Arrow, voiced by Stephen Amell, from the hit TV show Arrow on The CW. Explore Starling City and interact with new characters, including Slade Wilson, Roy Harper, Malcolm Merlyn and more.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Scored 70% in our latest review:
LEGO Batman 3 is a fun game but it’s my least favourite LEGO game for a while, it’s packed full of content and fans of DC Comics will no doubt be pleased with the efforts, despite it being called LEGO Batman 3 it’s definitely more LEGO Justice League as they literally save the game from being a pretty average LEGO title.
Destiny fans will be pleased to hear that the 1.0.3 patch is now live on the Xbox One and contains a mountain of content that the community has craved for since day one.
The most notable addition? Voice chat! Yes, you read that right. The majority of public, match-made lobbies such as strikes and crucible modes will now support this feature, letting players talk to each other without having to be in a premade fireteam.
That’s not all though, the bounty slots which were teased earlier in the month have now been increased from five to ten, which means carrying exotic weapon bounties won’t be as big of a nuisance anymore.
Iron Banner has also finally made its return after its accidental release the other week. IB reputation levels from the previous event will carry over however the required level to purchase gear has been increased to five, as well as other extremely needed changes.
Added a new social feature that enables users to access a channel for Team Chat Matchmade teammates will now be able to talk to each other in Strikes and team-based Crucible matches To learn more about how to toggle between chat channels, click here
Fixed an issue in which two players who performed a melee lunge simultaneously would teleport through each other Fixed an issue in which Blink Strike damage would be caused by colliding with the Blink Strike, rather than melee impact Fixed an issue in which Warlock Bonds dismantled into Titan materials
Reduced camera shake when being hit with explosive rounds