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TiX Podcast: Mass Exodus

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Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 23 Mass Exodus. In this episode duo discuss Fallout 4, Lego Dimensions, Mass Effect and Dying Light The Following, amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.

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Review

Dying Light was one of last year’s surprise hits, revitalising the zombie themed action genre with exhilarating parkour traversal and gruesomely satisfying melee combat. Now, a year later, The Following expansion looks to breath new life into the game; calling veteran zombies slayers back to the fray with new challenges and tempting new comers all the same. And thanks to some superb storytelling, and new additions that remarkably don’t feel out of place, The Following is looking like a winner.

The Following introduces you to the rural area outside the city of Harran where the original game took place. This new area is largely made up of large open spaces with scattered locations of interest, all of which are running alive with zombies. You parkour skills, therefore, are less useful here, instead you’ll need the aid of a dune buggy to make your way safely across the fields.

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The huge new area is ideal for the dune buggy, offering an enormous amount of space to drive through as you knock over the undead, smash through fences and launch yourself over ramps. Better still, this new rural map stays intriguing with a generous scattering of interesting locations to visit and explore. Moreover, a great story involving a cult who are immune to the zombie infection drives the experience forwards and is wonderfully expanded on through the side missions on offer.

It’s certainly a good setup with it’s intriguing new tale, locations, and dune buggy shenanigans, however, the story is over with fairly quickly, with the side missions offering up padding. But this is certainly a case of quality of quantity and it’s easy to forgive. And thanks to a great cast of characters, which are exceptionally well voiced, it’s easy enough to while away hours of your time searching for loot and completing side quests.

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In addition to the new area and traversal option, The Following also adds a new skill tree for the dune buggy, encouraging you to complete challenges such as hitting ramps and running over enemies. further challenges are also offered in the form of bounties, which range from simple ‘kill X enemies’ tasks you can complete at your leisure, to timed daily challenges and accumulative goals for the community. It’s a great way to encourage replay and give those looking to play some cooperative sessions more objectives to complete, however, the MMO grind of it all has the potential to turn some people off.

Dying Light The Following is a great expansion to a great game, offering a new experience and story within the same zombie filled world. And with all the other DLCs and patches included in this enhanced version it’s a great package for those yet to try this delightfully gory and intense zombie smasher.

Thanks to Xbox and Techland for their support

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Fancy a copy of Dying Light: The Following, it will only cost you $10,000,000.

Who can recall back to February last year when we wrote about how Dying Light creators Techland had teamed up with Game to create the My Apocalypse edition. If you recall this edition came with some excellent goodies, plus your real own Zombie defense home and all for a mere £250,000. Well just when we thought it could never be beaten the teams have come back and done it again, but this time they have definitely upped the ante. Introducing Dying Light: The Following – The Spotlight Edition.

So what does it contain, well for a start you get 4 copies of the great game that is Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, all signed by the dev team for the platform of your choice. This enhanced edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. introducing the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. As expected this version comes with all the available bonus content, including Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and The Bozak Horde. Finally to top of the game content you can now travel beyond the walls of Harran to discover a vast, dangerous new region in Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies. However as you can imagine it doesn’t stop there and this edition really rolls out the red carpet with the following;

  • Supporting Role in Dying Light: The Movie – Become an integral part of Dying Light’s move to the silver screen! Participate in action scenes and deliver lines with an international cast of actors.
  • Screening Tour – VIP passes, first-class flights and five-star accommodation for every film festival and special screening featuring Dying Light: The Movie.
  • Professional Acting Lessons with Roger Craig Smith – The voice of Dying Light’s Kyle Crane and one of the most talented and prolific video game voice actor will make sure your delivery creates a powerful and lasting impression.
  • Personal Trailer on Set – Enjoy the luxury you deserve. Custom-made, personal trailer to make your time on set as comfortable as humanly possible. Luxury amenities, 3-star chef catering and 24/7 service included.
  • 10 VIP Tickets for Opening Night Share your moment of success with family and friends.
  • Original Copy of the Script – A lasting memento, signed by the cast.
  • Stuntman/Parkour Training – Show everyone your best during action sequences thanks to a professional and extensive course OR leave the taste of danger to a personal stunt double.
  • Off-road Driving Course
    Join the high-octane action of Dying Light: The Movie driving sequences. And you get to keep your favorite car from training!
  • FX Make-up Session – Become the sensation of any party by turning into a gruesome zombie thanks to the help of a professional make-up artist.
  • Become the Voice of Kyle Crane – Relive the outbreak in Harran in a much more personal manner! Kyle Crane will now speak with your voice in a personalized version of Dying Light which you can share with your friends!
  • 4 Copies of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition – Signed by the dev team, for the platform system of your choice.

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However this all comes at a price and yep you got it, this ones a biggy. To experience the red carpet lifestyle and all the extras you can shake a stick at you are going to need to stump up a mere $10,000,000. So if you have a bit of spare change all you have to do is contact a Techland representative who will aid you in the legal steps required to complete the purchase, it’s as easy as that. I think I’ll have two please.

Dying Light Nightmare Mode confirmed

dyingLightTheFollowingTechland published another episode of its ‘Highlights’ video series, in which the developer details the multiple improvements and additional content being added to the upcoming Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. The new video focuses on the Nightmare Mode – a new difficulty level that restricts overpowered Easter Egg weapons, introduces XP penalties for dying, ramps up the difficulty of enemies, and more.

We’ve designed the Nightmare Mode for those seeking a really challenging and immersive experience. Nightmare Mode takes everything that was brutal in our Hard Mode and twists it even more

says producer Tymon Smektała.

We’re trying to bring the Dying Light experience closer and closer to the feeling of a real apocalypse survival experience where every move you make can really determine if you live or die. We’ve added one bit of salvation though. Playing Nightmare Mode in co-op will earn you XP faster and increase your chance of finding gold tier weapons.

Nightmare Mode will be a part of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, which launches February 9, 2016. Players who already have the base version of the game will be able to buy the expansion Dying Light: The Following individually as downloadable content. All the buying options are detailed on the official website.

 

 

Dying Light community maps streaming this weekend

This Saturday, the 23rd of January, members of the Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition development team will be steaming them playing the very best community maps created with Dying Light Dev Tools. The event will be streamed live on Twitch, starting at 1000 PT/1800 GMT.

We said on many different occasions how much we enjoy playing maps created by our fans, but now the time has come to show it.

says Michał Napora, community manager.

There’s so much variety and ingenuity in there, even more so since we added co-op and PvP support. One more thing: we will be making select maps available on consoles, and we will play some of them this Saturday!

Techland will also soon be revealing a comprehensive list and release date for community maps coming to consoles.
You can catch the stream Saturday, January 23rd, at 1000 PT/1800 GMT, on their official channel twitch.tv/techland

New Dying Light: The Following trailer released

When Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition releases on February 9, 2016, expect plenty of new features and additional content, one of which is the new in-game challenges, Bounties.

… these are unique objectives that change every day. So even if you did all the quests, challenges, you always have a reason to jump in, preferably with some friends. – Maciej Binkowski, lead game designer.

Players will be expected to utilise the XP gains from completing the Bounties, all ready for the new Legend Levels which unlocks once they fully upgrade one of the base skill trees.

Gamers who previously purchased the base game will not be disappointed, as they will receive the new Bounties, as well as plenty of other upgrades, as part of a free improvement update released on the same day.

Dying Light – The Following Uncut video

Dying Light The FollowingAfter the release of the heart-pumping reveal trailer for Dying Light: The Following, Techland is giving fans the chance to take a closer look at the upcoming story-based expansion. If you happened to miss my post last week, or even the stream on Saturday, Techland have released a video today with over 15 minutes of uncut gameplay coupled with commentary from some of the Dying Light team – all recorded during last week’s Twitch stream.  In the playthrough, fans are taken down the ‘The Trust Is Out There’ quest chain, which showcases some of the core new features of Dying Light: The Following, including a massive new map, drivable andupgradeable dirt buggies, and new types of ranged weapons.

Dying Light: The Following will take players to a hazardous outback ruled by mysterious and fanatical cultists, whose beliefs have unnerving connections with the Harran zombie outbreak. The expansion will be priced at $14.99, (EUR and UK pricing TBC) while all Season Pass holders will receive it completely free.

The video can be viewed here :

Dying Light : The Following Twitch reveal

Dying-LightTune in to Twitch on Saturday, August 22nd , for a live-stream of Dying Light: The Following, an upcoming expansion pack for Dying Lightfrom Techland.

The stream starts tomorrow at 10AM PDT (6PM CET/DST) and will be hosted by members of the Dying Light team : Maciej Binkowski and Pawel Modlinski. The duo will be showcasing new features and the new map coming in the expansion pack. Viewers will be taken along a quest chain introducing them to the new storyline, featuring Kyle Crane and rumours of a mysterious cult.

During the livestream, a host of new features will be presented in live gameplay – the huge new map, fan-favourite new weapons, as well as drivable and customizable dune buggies. After the live gameplay, the hosts will also answer questions from the community gathered from Twitter and Facebook.

Watch Dying Light: The Following streamed live at:
twitch.tv/techland

Dying Light : The Following details and trailer revealed

Dying Light The FollowingAfter a successful showing at Gamescom 2015, Techland has released the reveal trailer for Dying Light: The Following – a story-based expansion set in a massive new area that’s as big as the original maps from Dying Light combined. Dying Light: The Following will see Kyle Crane travel to a hazardous outback ruled by mysterious and fanatical cultists whose beliefs have unnerving connections with the zombie outbreak.

To get close to the cult and unravel their secrets, players will need to earn the trust of the locals. Through various missions and tasks, players will be able to choose their own path for infiltrating the inner circles of the cultists. In order to succeed in this harsh countryside, players will also gain access to fully customizable and upgradable dirt buggies. With its own unique skill tree, players will be able to traverse the vast expanse of the Harran countryside in what is their deadliest weapon yet.

While a release date is still to be determined, Techland has confirmed that Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $14.99(UK and EURO pricing TBC but we suspect it will be between 12 – 15 €/£), while all Season Pass holders will receive the expansion completely free.