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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider new trailer “The End of the Beginning”

We have a brand-spanking new trailer for the forthcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider for our enjoyment, and once again it looks like Lara Croft will be busy saving the world, this time from a Mayan Apocalypse.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is being developed by Eidos Montreal and will be available on September 14, 2018 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There will be three versions of the game available and all can be pre-ordered and pre-loaded on the Xbox One.

As well as the standard edition which is the game only, there is also the Digital Deluxe Edition which includes the game + 48 hour early access, Xbox Live Avatar outfit, additional Skills Booster Pack, additional weapon/outfit and Digital OST.

The Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Croft Edition is the bundle for all you die-hard fans out there and this bundle includes the game + 48 hour early access, Xbox Live Avatar outfit, additional Skills Booster Pack, 3 additional weapons/outfits, season pass and Digital OST.

Marvel and Crystal Dynamics reassemble for Avengers

A new team is forming. Marvel are joining forces with Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal for a new Avengers project under the hashtag of #Reassemble.

The announcement came with the following teaser, which shows a lot of destruction and rubble – have the Avengers been torn apart, destroyed even – followed with the reassemble hashtag, it would certainly seem so.

The multi-year, multi-game partnership should be enough to get you all in a muddle and excited about the prospect of these studios coming together, but hold on… more details on the project and other planned games in the partnership won’t be announced until 2018… that’s quite the wait!

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided season pass content revealed

With the official launch of the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided imminent, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced the content of the games Season Pass. As like any other game the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass not only comes with content to help you explore and further your understanding of the Deus Ex Universe but also contains access to two expansions that will be released later this year and next. Further detail of the Season Pass content can be seen below:

In Game Items:

  • Assault Pack:  Prepare to advance and assault the enemy with a custom skinned Battle Rifle, the Chaff Augmentation, one pack of regular Battle Rifle ammo, one pack of armor piercing Battle Rifle ammo, 2 Frag Grenades, and 2 EMP Grenades.
  • Tactical Pack: Using distance to your advantage, eliminate your targets silently with a custom skinned Tranquilizer Rifle, the Micro Assembler Augmentation, one pack of tranquilizer ammo, 3 Smoke Grenades, and 2 Gas Grenades.
  • 4 Praxis Kits – These additional Praxis Kits will allow you to further develop the augmentations of your choosing, moving you one step closer to unlocking Adam’s full potential.
  • 5000 Credits – Bolster your wallet with additional credits, providing you with extra spending money to purchase Praxis Kits, ammo, weapons, or anything else you may find at the shops in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
  • 1000 Crafting Parts – Use crafting parts to craft upgrades, such as increased damage and accuracy, for any weapon in your inventory
  • 5 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Booster Packs – Open your booster packs to unlock new weapons and items, Praxis points, premium ammo, and more, helping to augment and enhance your avatar in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach.
  • 20 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Chipsets – Use your chipsets to acquire exclusive items in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, such as premium Booster Packs and custom weapons.

Future Story Expansions:

  • System Rift – Available this fall.
  • A Criminal Past – Available Early 2017

We will post further details about the Story Expansions (DLC’s) as soon as information becomes available.

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition and can also be secured on Xbox Live and online stores for £24.99. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd for the Xbox One and Windows PC.

Get your augment on with Deus Ex controller designs

Grab your pencils, paints and dust off those Photoshop skills because Xbox UK, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are offering to augment your controller.

Open to UK residents, entries must be submitted by August 17 and all you need to do to enter is download their controller template and augment it by producing a Deus Ex Mankind Divided inspired design using your favourite graphics package or by doing things the traditional way and breaking out the pen and ink.

Once you’ve created your masterpiece, you must upload the design to either twitter or Facebook with #AugmentedController. Eight finalists will then be chosen by Eidos Montreal and put up for public voting on August 22.

The wining design will win its owner a Deus Ex Mankind Divided Augmented Edition and four Xbox One S Controllers customised in the winning design – that’s one heck of a prize!

Jump over to the official page to grab your template and to accept the terms and conditions.

Here’s what I came up with:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release live action trailer

As with all major games to date, at some point a live action trailer is released. Today was the turn of Square-Enix and Eidos-Montréal as they revealed their Live Action Trailer for the much-anticipated Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. This trailer takes us into the world of Deus Ex, providing us with an insight into how things have changed since the original events in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. How the human race shifted from the golden era of augmentation to the Mechanical Apartheid.

In the year 2027, mechanically augmented people all over the world suffered from extreme psychotic delusions, lost control of themselves, and started attacking people. Millions died and hundreds of thousands were injured and maimed. Society became divided by hatred, prejudice, and fear, with many countries enacting harsh laws. The most notable of these laws was the highly controversial “Human Restoration Act”, aimed at isolating “Augs” and keeping them away from “Naturals”.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd 2016 for Xbox One.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 101 Trailer

Square-Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal have released a brand new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. In this official 101 trailer Adam Jensen, who we all know from previous games, takes us on a short investigation allowing us to gain insight into the storyline behind the game. We get to learn about Jensen’s improved augmentations and see brand new footage of his apartment and new locations in Europe and Prague.

Jensen must choose who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy and whether going rogue or by the book, choices never come without consequences.

Along with the latest trailer comes information about the various editions that will be available to buy.

BOXED EDITIONS (Xbox One)

Day One Edition – £54.99 / €69.99
o    Extra in-game mission
o    Covert agent packs: this pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice
o    Digital OST Sampler
o    Digital Books (Mini Artbook + Novella + Comic book)

Collector’s Edition – £109.99 / €129.99
o    All Day-One Edition content
o    Exclusive Black and Gold Prism box
o    9” Adam Jensen Figurine
o    48-Page Artbook
o    Steelbook

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collectors Edition
DIGITAL EDITION (Xbox One)

Digital Standard Edition – £49.99 / €69.99
o    Extra in-game mission
o    Covert agent packs: This pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice

Digital Deluxe Edition – £74.99 / €99.99
o    All Digital Standard Edition content
o    Season Pass

Deux Ex: Mankind Divided can now be pre-ordered on the Xbox Live online store. Anyone who secures these Digital Editions will receive the Digital OST Sampler, Digital Novella, Digital Mini Artbook, and a Digital Comic Book.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd 2016 for Xbox One and the Season Pass will also be available to buy on the same day.

Thief – Launch Trailer

To celebrate that Garrett, The Master Thief is almost ready to step from the shadows, releasing next, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have released the launch Trailer for the game. So take a sneaky peek at the launch trailer containing new sections of gameplay and glimpses at some key encounters that lie in wait for Garrett.

THIEF launches on February 28th for Xbox 360 and Xbox One

 

Eidos Montreal Has a New 3rd-person Action-Adventure In Development for Xbox One

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Eidos Montreal is said to be at work on a new (as yet unannounced) third-person action-adventure game that will also be released on Xbox One. This is according to the LinkedIn profiles of various employees who have been slaving away at the development since November 2013 following the completion of THIEF.

So far two different members of the development team at the Eidos Montreal studio have updated their LinkedIn profiles to include mentions of this unannounced game. Both the senior game designer and level artist started work on the title since November 2013 as confirmed by those two dev’s. For the record, Eidos Montreal are currently developing a next-gen Deus Ex title and will release THIEF next month, but the new development is unrelated – nothing “official” has yet been announced.

We’ll keep you updated in due course and keeping everything including our balls crossed this is not Kane & Lynch goes next-gen!

Thanks VideoGamer

THIEF: Stories From The City – The Queen of the Beggars Sees All

Today the second story in ‘Stories From The City’ is released. Each trailer tells the story from the perspective of a different character from the game’s story, describing life in the city. This time players are introduced to the mysterious sickness known as ‘The Gloom’.

“Let me tell you about the City. We both know a thing or two about survival. We have grown old together.

Time and again it has been brought down, only to rise from its own ashes.
But this time is different. The balance has shifted;

There will be blood. Seeping, oozing; bleeding from every artery in this city.
But still… there is one who may yet be the key.

One who fears the light inside him as much as the darkness.
Yes… He will do nicely”

Nobody knows how old the Queen of the Beggars actually is; rumor has it she’s as old as The City itself. Some say that although she is blind – she sees through the eyes of the rats that riddle the city streets. Despite being on the lowest layer of society, the Queen of the Beggars operates the beggar’s court with more respect, diplomacy and wisdom, than many of the people with real positions of power in the City. She is a wise, some say all knowing character whose words, beliefs and judgements should be revered.

THIEF is released for Xbox One February 2014

 

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut Review

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Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix, Deus Ex Human Revolution was released on Xbox 360 back in 2011. For me and many others, it was a strong contender for game of the year and was a refreshing return to the classic style of allowing the player to control how they chose to play the game by not limiting the choices in gameplay style and giving the level of freedom of movement in order to explore the world presented in the game. This Director’s Cut is a release of the original game with its DLC ‘The Missing Link’ now incorporated into the story instead of being a separate add on and the issues found with the original game in terms of boss battles now tweaked and improved on.

Human Revolution is set in the year 2027, 25 years before the events of the original Deus Ex game released back in 2000. Multinational Companies have grown powerful, even stronger then World Governments. Advances in science have allowed human cybernetic augmentations with Sarif Industries the leading Biotechnology Corporation in the World. In fear of the potential threat of protests against the use of augmentation by political movement Humanity Front, Sarif Industries hire ex swat member Adam Jensen as Head of Security.

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The opening to the game leads the player into the role of Adam Jensen who escorts Megan Reed, (Head of Research for Sarif Industries) through the research labs giving the player a look into the biotechnology being looked into including a military project Typhoon system, on route to a meeting with David Sarif (founder and leader of the corporation). Terrorist’s attack and Adam finds himself battling through the facility never coming in direct contact, but able to see the attackers who are all all augmented soldiers. As Adam makes it to Megan’s office he is brutally sideswiped and literally hit through a wall leading to multiple injuries and the prologue ends with a gunshot to the head finally putting Adam down. The story then picks up six months later with Adam having undergone major augmentation surgery in order to save his life and called back from recovery early in order to deal with a hostage situation at a Sarif Industries plant.

The opening serves as both an introduction to the world of Deus Ex but also a tutorial for the movement and combat in the game. It shows off a cyberpunk world very much in the tone of Sci Fi greats like Blade Runner and very much in the familiar style of the Deus Ex series.

The beauty of Deus Ex Human Revolution is its open choice world. The player can upgrade and add new levels of skills via the augmentation that can be catered to suit whichever play style the player has in mind. The game has four key areas for augmentation. Combat, Stealth, hacking and Social. There are augments available in each category that can be enhanced during the game for stronger abilities that will aid in any situation the game throws at you. It is the theme of ‘choice’ that runs through everything in Human Revolution. As the player you choose which and how you upgrade your augmentations, you choose the style of play using more stealth or guns blazing combat or a blend of the two.  It is rewarding which ever style you pick up but for me, going for stealth and a non lethal style of combat gave the game more of an edge.

The freedom to choose goes beyond more than just character development and combat. The environment itself also provides multiple choices for the player. If a mission calls for you to enter a building surrounded by enemies you can choose to try and infiltrate the building using stealth by discovering different entry points such as roof access or discovering a ventilation system access that will avoid encountering the enemy. Or you can take out the enemy and hack your way into a building. The hacking mini game is made easier with augment levelling up in the right areas or with tools collected alone the way such as viruses you can use in the mini game to hamper the security program or to speed up your hacking. Doors, computers and security systems can be hacked and it is an integral part of the game’s style. I found it quite tedious at times especially when it came to hacking computers, hoping to find some secret to add to the experience but often only to find mundane emails which added nothing to the actual story but had me using up various programmes collected.

Interacting with characters can open conversation chains that will help uncover information which can be used later in the game. Choosing the right reply is key to gaining such information, and it is something that some of the side missions you can undertake in the game rely on. Sometimes you will be asked to get information from characters but choosing the incorrect response can lead to that character refusing to help you any further. Reading the character right is paramount to gauging which responses will be the most successful although in some circumstances, even failing the conversation will not mean failure in the side mission as the game can offer other ways to obtain the information such as discovering the character’s apartment, gaining entry and then hacking their personal computer station and reading emails that will reveal the information needed.

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Human Revolution has lost none of its greatness in the two years since its original release. The story and freedom of player choice still stand out as best examples of their use in an RPG of this generation of gaming and returning to it after two years for me as a player still felt fresh. The Directors Cut did improve upon the boss battles as far as the enemy AI has been fine tuned to give a better fight for the player then just throwing grenades but sadly the Typhoon system the player can augment their Adman Jensen with still makes the battles a quick affair. Visually the game is one of the best on the Xbox 360 and one of the most poignant musical scores in a game.

Sadly not all the new additions to Human Revolution work well though. The game now comes on two discs instead of one, and there is no option to install them to the console hard drive (either from the disc or even from the dashboard) which means you have to put up with the noise of the disc spinning in the drive during play unless you use a gaming headset.  With the game being on two discs means some disc swapping and rather annoying load times for game sequences. Smartglass was also added to the game, so that the hacking parts, entering codes and reading emails could all be viewed on a Smartglass device, but sadly I never managed to get the ‘Dual Play’ mode to work! The Smartglass on my Windows Phone just would not trigger the features and the game sadly lacked an option to just turn it on.

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Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Director’s Cut is a must have for any Xbox 360 collection, the original version certainly was and despite the new two disc format and lack of working Smartglass feature, with the DLC now incorporated into the main story, this is the most complete version of one of the best RPG’s on Xbox 360 this generation. The story is rich and dark, plenty of choices which leads to replay value to see how other choices would affect the game and with up to 20 hours of gameplay in a playthrough, this version is definite value for money for RPG fans.

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