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Titanfall Xbox One Beta Giveaway [CLOSED]

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UPDATE: DUE TO EA & MICROSOFT OPENING THE BETA FOR ALL ON THE MARKETPLACE “XBOX BING TITANFALL” THIS COMP HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED. NO POINT WINNING A CODE WHEN YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE BETA RIGHT NOW!!

By now many of you have noticed and seen posts about the thousands of people currently enjoying the Beta for the Xbox One’s upcoming console-shifter, Titanfall. But what of you who weren’t lucky enough to receive an early access code? Well you’ve got a second chance at life right here.

We have one delicious Titanfall Beta key to give away to one lucky winner among you. All you have to do is tell us what you’re favourite upcoming ‘non-Titanfall’ game is for 2014. Regardless of whether it’s on Xbox One or…that other thing. Winners will be selected at 5PM GMT tomorrow (February 16th).

Comment down below for your chance to win. For now, check out our preview video of what you’re missing.

Happy hunting.

Introducing the Nokia Lumia 925

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Nokia has today introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.

The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram.

The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.

Leading Nokia services, such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists, add to the great proposition offered by Nokia’s latest smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is being introduced into Europe with Vodafone, along with other operator and retail partners. Patrick Chomet, group director of Terminals at Vodafone said: “The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging. We look forward to offering the Nokia Lumia 925 across our markets on Vodafone Red, as well as other tariffs, enabling customers to make the most of their new smartphone on Vodafone’s fast and reliable network. Vodafone customers will also have exclusive access to a 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 925, giving them even more capacity to store all their content for personal and business use.”

Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division, added: “Together with Nokia, we continue to change the way people think about smartphone cameras. The work Nokia has done with the Lumia 925 further enhances the imaging capabilities of the Lumia smartphones.”

In addition to Europe, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the US by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom. Sales are expected to start in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally.

Nokia Lumia 925

Operating system
Windows Phone 8

HERE location and mapping services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store

Display
4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage

Battery
2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover

Processor
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon

Main camera
PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.

Front facing camera
1.2 MP wide angle

Memory
1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Official Facebook Page Now Open

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“The Ghosts are real” – Activision sort-of confirms all the prior retailer leaks by creating an official Call of Duty: Ghosts facebook page. With a ghostly image set as a cover and more than 10,000 Likes already – all that’s lacking now is a nifty ghostly trailer and screenshots to boot!

Tesco UK was the first to out the latest instalment which shortly followed with a Gamestop poster leak outing the release date as November 5th 2013 – which falls on the first Tuesday of the month. This is expected to be a worldwide release date. Although not detailed by Activision in full, Call of Duty: Ghosts is in development from Infinity ward and built on a next-gen engine with a new set, new cast and…

…we just don’t know yet if this is a current-gen only title with a separate game for next-gen platforms. When the Xbox 360 was first released Treyarch developed a Call of Duty for the original Xbox whilst Infinity Ward delivered an-at-that-time next-gen Call of Duty 2.

We’ll update you more when we know the score. If you are on Facebook – check out our own page too at facebook.com/thisisxboxnews

Dark Souls II – Competition & Screenshots

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We all love a good competition and today Namco Bandai Games Europe announced that a DARK SOULS™ II shield design contest began today on the game’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksouls.

Channel your inner medieval craftsman and create the best shield design; showing off your skills as a warrior artist. Then, submit your works of art, and watch the votes tally up from every corner of the globe from fellow Dark Souls II fans.

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The submission and voting period for shield designs will begin on April 15thand run through May 13th. Beginning May 14th no further submissions will be taken and the contest enters into a “voting only” phase until May 20th. On May 20th the shield designs that receive the most fan votes will be submitted for a final round of judging by the Dark Souls II development team at FromSoftware in Japan. The FromSoftware development team will select the final six winning shield designs to be included within the final Dark Souls II game. The winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con taking place from July 18th through the 21st.

(Oh and by the way – I will be at Comic Con (again) this year so will see the announcement live. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!)

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The six lucky winners will be able to engage in battle with their friends online while proudly bearing the shield of their own design. Other players will also be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.

How to enter the Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest:

●      Become a fan on the official Dark Souls II Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/darksouls
●      Check out the Shield Design Facebook application
●      Download the blank shield template
●      Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design
●      Submit your finished designs via Facebook before May 20, 2013

If you need some help designing your shield, check out some of the new screenshots also released today below.

Win Early Access To The Mass Effect 3 Demo

If you’ve read our hands-on preview of the Mass Effect 3 Demo and fancy winning yourself early access – head on over to the official Mass Effect 3 Facebook App page where codes are being given away right now… yes Naoooowwww…. Continue reading Win Early Access To The Mass Effect 3 Demo