E3 is well and truly underway, with EA, Bethesda and Microsoft all delivering their conferences so far. And to follow up with our prediction videos we have the first of two round-up videos discussing what’s been announced so far.
Join Greg Giddens and Neal Jarrett as they discuss the many announcements from E3 2016 so far, whilst playing Dead Rising 3’s Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α. Expect some brutal zombie violence and plenty of information and opinions about E3 2016.
Keep an eye on the channel for further E3 discussions over the next few days.
Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome, have all been released alongside the Xbox One itself when it first hit retailers November 2013. For new Xbox Onr gamer’s on the block who might have unfortunately missed the release first time around – new editions of the games are available that include all DLC content as part of the package.
Here’s a re-cap of our scores for reviews of all games when they were first released. Remember that what you get now contains more content than what was originally reviewed and will therefore be better value for money.
Forza Motorsport 5 is another triumph of car mania with superb graphics, stunning vehicles and excellent sound; it’s almost everything we wanted albeit the shortage of tracks did add a little disappointment to the affair. Forza 5 is a beautiful world of engines and tire smoke, a world of convincing motorsport with the introduction of Drivatar and tuned AI. If you are looking for a ‘must have’ game for your new Xbox One, this is it.
There is never a dull moment in Dead Rising 3 and the objectives whilst mostly straight forward are a matter of getting from one location to the next in one piece. It is really quite imaginative with the weapon combo’s, vehicle combo’s and some frantic moments of escaping what appears a never ending mass of zombies. There are zombies EVERYWHERE, and not as in just everywhere, but I mean absolutely totally unmissably everywhere imaginable except the crack of your arse. Next gen capabilities for Dead Rising 3 absolutely allows for bigger environments, more on screen zombies than ever thought possible and the icing on the cake has to be its impressive visual quality.
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.
This third DLC outing features the playable character of biker Hunter Thibodeaux and his motorbike with all those shiny sawblades mounted to its front by all accounts if the image on twitter is to go by!
The final and fourth Untold Stories DLC will be released at a later date. All are/will be available for around £7.99 from the Xbox Game Store on your console.
The second part of the Untold Stories for Capcom’s Dead Rising 3 has been made available on Xbox LIVE; Fallen Angel is another story in its own right with extra content, unique playable character and weapon sets. Xbox Wire posted the following information:
Available for $9.99 USD, the new “Dead Rising 3” downloadable episode features an all-new character fighting to keep her group of survivors safe from a sinister government plot while battling the zombie apocalypse. This side story features a new mission and an all-new collection of over-the-top weapons, a new vehicle, a new clothing outfit, Gamerscore and PP (experience points) – all of which carry back to the main game!
Just hit install if you have the Season Pass, or alternatively download the 22mb update to unlock the story from your HDD. It seems all the DLC was part of the recent 13GB mandatory update and you’re buying small unlock files from Xbox LIVE to access it. For gamers now wanting any of the DLC, this 13GB of forced HDD space must be a right pain in the…neck!
The first chapter of the Dead Rising 3 Untold Stories downloadable content has now been released on the Xbox One Games Marketplace. For just £7.99 the update brings a few nifty extra Achievements, new weapons, a new combo vehicle, a new outfit – and a part of the single player campaign retold through the eyes of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane, who is on a mission to capture the missing President of the United States – can you handle the pressure?
To get the better deal for the Untold Stories of Los Perdidos DLC it is advised to buy the Dead Rising 3 Season Pass available for around £24 which will allow you to download the complete Untold Stories DLC packs (4 all in all) as they become available which will save you 25% in comparison to buying them all separately from the Marketplace. Each chapter will focus on a different character each with their own objectives to complete through-out the open world of Dead Rising 3.
Part One of the Untold Stories, Operation Broken Eagle is about finding the President of the US whilst on a mission to kill as many of his guards as possible. Your main goal is to find him for questioning with extra side missions that involve collecting the Dog Tags from your infected squad mates. There doesn’t seem to be any cross-over story from the main plot, and this first piece of DLC solely focusses on Kane’s reasons for being where he is at that given time in the world of Dead Rising 3. Gameplay is as you would expect to be exactly the same as if you were playing the main story, you’re in control of a character that must kill zombies, take charge of vehicles and be in different places at different times as per the requirements of the objectives. Operation Broken Eagle will last around two to three hours and is a fairly short DLC offering albeit maintaining the fun and thrills of killing a massive horde! It is fairly simple to follow and is jam-packed to the brim with zombies and action packed objectives.
A few differences between the DLC and the main campaign itself are that weapon lockers are no longer present – everything you use in game must be acquired from the section of the city you are in. Weapons lay on the ground and come in huge drop boxes scattered across roads featuring an arsenal of guns, explosives and Kanes trademark weapons of choice, the combat knives. Combat Knives are two knives at one time which slice and dice through the Zombies at a proficient speed with minimal effort. You will also find as part of the DLC story the need to control a new armoured vehicle known as the Armadillo which not only is a beast of a vehicle, but has a gun on top for shooting the Zombies as you squash them under the wheels. This vehicle can also be used in the main game and comes with its own blueprints.
Albeit a very short campaign, Operation Broken Eagle is a lot of fun and extends the mayhem from Dead Rising 3 alive a little bit longer. Unfortunately the DLC is a solo experience only and you will not be able to co-operatively play the missions with a friend on Xbox LIVE. It is a dark and gruesome story of survival whilst on the hunt for the US President. The plus side is that everything you earn in the DLC will also carry over into the campaign. It is a great addition to Dead Rising 3 with moderate difficulty that will leave you wanting more – and talking of more, Dead Rising 3: Fallen Angel DLC is the next chapter within the Untold Stories and we’ll keep you posted when a release date has been announced.
If you would like to read our review of Dead Rising 3 in full – head on over to this direct link.
Check out the trailer for Operation Broken Eagle DLC below:
If you, like me and thousands of others picked up your Xbox One on Day One, then you would have been entitled some to exclusive Day One content with the games your purchased. If however like many others you purchased your content digitally, then you were left out of this extra thank you from Microsoft, Publisher and Developer alike. Fear not however, WPCentral.com have reported that Xbox users have begun to receive download codes to digitally obtain the Day One content that was left out from games such as Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and Forza Motorsport 5.
All you need to do is keep an eye on your Xbox LIVE account for messages from the official Xbox LIVE gamertag.
So happy days, just as we all began to give up hope, the powers that be come through for us. Keep checking your Xbox Live account messages. And remember, don’t panic if nothing is there yet. It will take a while for the machine to get round to everyone.
If you had cast your eyes over the earlier post today for the mysterious Dead Rising 3 update weighing in at a whopping 13GB, the mystery has been solved.
Capcom Vancouver has released a new title update today in advance of Dead Rising 3’s first DLC episode, ‘Operation Broken Eagle.’ The update introduces a host of improvements to single-player and co-op gameplay, including a variety of performance and stability upgrades, and fixes for issues related to achievements, UI updates, SmartGlass and more. Additionally, it adds a new impulse trigger feature that notifies players when they are running low on ammo.
‘Operation Broken Eagle’ is the first episode in the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos” DLC series. This single-player episode puts you in control of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane on a mission that challenges everything he believes and sets him out to capture the missing President of the United States. ‘Operation Broken Eagle’ will cost £7.99 and features a new mission, five new weapons, one new combo weapon, one new vehicle, a new clothing outfit, plus additional Gamerscore and the ability to carry experience points back to Dead Rising 3.
Dead Rising 3 is now the third best-selling Xbox One title and the fifth best-selling title across next-generation platforms. Players eager to jump straight into the DLC Episode tomorrow are encouraged to download and install the title update today.
Turn on your beautiful Xbox One this morning and fancy some zombie chomping action on Dead Rising 3 – then expect to wait a very long time (internet connection permitting) since the biggest update known to man (and Zombie) has dropped!
Wow, a 13GB DR3 update? Holy… good thing I have 110mbps.
There are currently no details on what the update contains, but an assumption has been made that this is the DLC content which will then require a paid unlock. If developers are going to be throwing large scale mandatory updates in the direction of gamers, then surely the 500GB HDD space will dry up in no time!
If you are yet to experience the action-packed third instalment of the popular Dead Rising series, then why not check out our review here…
Dead Rising 3 may be the hottest Zombie fest on Xbox One right now – possibly because it is THE only game with Zombies available since the console was launched. Whilst Dead Rising 3 for Xbox One was reviewed favourably by thisisxbox.com; what about those last-gen guys (and girls) who are looking for a similar experience?
Capcom are releasing a Dead Rising Collection, a budget priced mix featuring the original Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record (2 Premium DLC packs of Case West and Case Zero). Dead Rising 2 was previously a game available to download FREE from the Xbox LIVE Marktplace a little while back – did you grab it whilst you could? Thought so!
Both Amazon and GAME list the Dead Rising Collection for release on January 24th 2014.
During our HUGE Christmas Give-away we asked you to tell us your Game of the Year 2013. We had an absolutely outstanding response to the competition; the votes are in and counted and in reverse order here are the top 5 games as voted for by you.
Released in November 2013 this is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games and is published by Warner Bros. The game features gameplay similar to other Lego titles, such as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, alternating between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical action-adventure open world video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series, a sequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III’s modern story and a prequel to its historical storyline. It was released worldwide for Xbox 360 on October 29 and on the 22nd November on Xbox One here in the EU.
Although released in late 2012, Black Ops came in second with 12% of the votes. Call of Duty: Black Ops II was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan). It was released on November 13 for Xbox 360.
Absolutely no surprise what-so-ever was GTA 5 taking the top spot with 29% of the votes. Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013. It is the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. Grand Theft Auto V was one of the (if not the) most highly anticipated game of 2013.
And here’s the full breakdown of games voted for and their position in our Readers Choice Game of the Year 2013.