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Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom comes to Xbox

Big Ant Studios, one of the largest game developers in Australia has announced that Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom is coming to Xbox. Available for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, the game puts you in the shoes of Jaxx, a blue-skinned, hammer-weilding jester in search of the most powerful pair of balls in the world.

Packed with silly humor, colorful worlds and ridiculous characters, Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom is a third-person brawler that features brightly animated cut scenes and artwork to bring its lighthearted comic energy to life. Chain together awesome fighting combo’s, throws, smashes and counters to overcome enemy players and bosses as you explore the realm and fight of the Evil Clown Army.

The game is due for release imminently on Xbox One (price TBC) and Xbox 360 (£7.99) through the Xbox Games Store, so keep you eyes peeled. For further information and some great trailers check out the official site here.

Rugby League Live 3 kicks off

Rugby League Live 3

Rugby League 3 is set to launch in Australia on 10th September, a whole week before the Brits. The game is set to launch in UK the following week on September 17th and is currently available to pre-order, coming packed with over 100 teams from rugby competitions from around the world including NRL, Super League and Holden Cup.

In the latest edition, take on the world in career mode as a current star, rookie or even as yourself in the create a player mode. A new mode called “Be A Pro” has been added, it gives you the option to take a forward or a back through the ladder of an Under 20’s team and turn them into a professional squad where you can attempt to hold your own at the top – sounds a bit FIFA then!

Rugby League Live 3 official trailer

wakefield_v_castleford_01The next  Rugby League instalment from Tru Blue Games and Big Ant Studios, will be available from 17th September in the UK courtesy of Alternative Software.

We are delighted and very excited to be releasing another quality Rugby League game in the UK

said Roger Hulley Managing Director Alternative Software Ltd,

Plus this time it is of even more interest to Rugby League fans, as it will be the first time their favourite sport has appeared on New Gen

Rugby League Live 3 includes an improved Career mode and “Be A Pro”, where players can take a Forward or a Back through the ranks of an U20 team into a full professional squad. Players can view and get right into the action through a vastly improved Instant Replay System including super slow-mo and user defined camera placement.

Enhancements of online play include filtering by locality and Online Tournaments have been implemented. As well as dynamic time of day lighting with full sun movement and weather system giving dusk to night progress and mid game rain – resulting in a more realistic Rugby match day experience.

Rugby League Live 3 has all the latest rosters, team uniforms and rule changes, which are all updated from the 2014/2015 season. Players have a wide variety of teams to choose from, with over 100 teams from Rugby League competitions around the world, including the NRL, Super League, Holden Cup, and many more.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 Xbox One release date confirmed


While it’s winter here and you might think some cricketers are lazily whiling away the winter, you may be surprised to learn that there is a whole host of players out in the sunnier climate of Australia playing in the Big Bash League. Indeed, it would seem that the final of that very competition is today.

Back in April of last year HES Interactive released a cricket game associated with Aussie cricketing legend, Don Bradman.

This year, it’s getting the next-gen treatment, with a near-identical port of the same game, Don Bradman’s Cricket 14.

The game will feature a full career mode, 360 shot batting and bowling controls, realistic player and ball physics, practice nets, weather, appeals and anything else you could think of in a cricket match except hordes of pigeons invading the pitch. OK, maybe those too.

Developer Big Ant Studios are bringing you this leather on willow goodness both digitally and on a physical disc on the 13th of February, just in time for the Feb 14th launch of the Cricket World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand.

Don Bradman Cricket 14: The legend continues…


Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) and Big Ant Studios today announced that “Don Bradman Cricket 14” for Microsoft Xbox 360 will  be released later this year.

It is indeed an honour to be able to bring the greatest player to a technology savvy generation of fans in what promises to be the greatest cricket game of all time. Big Ant Studios have been working hard on this title for four years and we at HES are really excited with what they have been able to achieve. It is far superior to any cricket game in the market.

said Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 includes:

  • Career Mode, allowing you to take control of an aspiring young cricketer and take him through the ranks to International glory.
  • Unique Batting and Bowling Controls, giving full 360 Shot control and Line and Length delivery without pitch markers.
  • A fully featured fielding system that allows you to run down the ball and slide to prevent a Four, catch a high ball on the boundary rope, or knock down the stumps to take a vital run out. You are always involved in the play at every stage of the game!
  • Ball Physics giving realistic Edges, bat pad catches and movement off the pitch.
  • A complete player physics system with individual attributes including weight and height – imagine running in a 2 metre bowler to delivery that perfect bouncer!
  • Appeal and Electronic Review system allowing for the first time challenges of the umpires decision.
  • Practice Nets, Hone your skills to perfection before taking to the field.
  • Dynamic time of day, Weather System and Pitch Degradation that are based on real world data with effects occurring in real-time throughout a days’ play.
  • The Cricket Academy, allowing for unparalleled customisation of your Cricket experience, creating Teams, players, Tours, Competitions, Match Types and even Umpires.
  • More than 4000 Community created Players and teams ready to download and use in game.
  • An online Save system that lets you continue your match whenever you want with online opponents.