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Farming Simulator 2017 shows of it’s train system

Farming simulator is set for release on the 25th of October 2016. This latest gameplay video shows players the fastest way to deliver large quantities wood and grain around the massive farming environment. With drivable trains included this will offer every player the chance to fulfill a childhood dream. No skills are required meaning there are no chances of derailing or losing your cargo on the way to a big sale. The train lines form a convenient part of the map meaning it’s easy to transport your produce to different areas. Other bonuses in the game will include:

  • Harvest your field and enjoy tons of possibilities for developing your farm with a large variety of crops.
  • Diversify your agricultural activities with woodcutting or even animal husbandry!
  • Evolve your farm in huge environments with immersive visual effects.
  • Use and drive faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools, including AGCO’s most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Valtra, and Massey Ferguson
  • Invite friends to help you progress and expand your farm, in multiplayer games!

I challenge anyone not to be excited by this. You can pre-order Farming Simulator 2017 HERE from the Xbox store

 

 

 

Farming Simulator 15

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Farming Simulator 15, the new generation of the franchise phenomenon Farming Simulator, is getting ready to enter a new era: a new graphics and physics engine, a new interface, a richer fleet of vehicles… but also – and this is one of the biggest new features – Farming Simulator 15 breaks down the barriers of its environments, offering players to leave the fields and enter woods!

The game proposes a mountain of new activities linked to forest exploitation, with a range of new vehicles, tools and other machines entirely dedicated to these new adventures: from woodcutting to transport, and from processing of the logs to replanting, Farming Simulator 15 offers to players a whole lot of new opportunities to develop their farm. This is exactly what we discover today with this gameplay video!

This video is the 3rd of a series of gameplay trailers. While the previous two videos, dealing with two fundamentals of Farming Simulator – growing and harvesting crops – have already reached several hundreds of thousands views, today’s video lets us discover in action some of the vehicles dedicated to woodcutting, such as the impressive machines from manufacturer PONSSE, one of the 20 new brands to appear in the game.

From cutting down trees with the imposing ScorpionKing – or up-close and personal with a handheld chainsaw – to different ways of processing the logs (transformation into wood chips, transporting the logs to the sawmill, etc), this video covers some of the different activities linked to managing forests. This is also a good opportunity to appreciate the new graphics and physics engine, as vehicles’ suspensions, cranes and logs react realistically as they are being moved around.

Farming Simulator 15 will be available on PC in stores and for download on October 30 and available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 early 2015.

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ThisisXbox HUGE Christmas Giveaway [Winner Announced]

HUGE Congratulations to Paul Jones! You have won the full prize bundle as detailed below. Please contact me; kris[at]thisisxbox.com with your preferred UK delivery address.

To everyone who entered and shared the competition, thank you. Please stay with us into 2014 as we continue to bring you Xbox One news, reviews, features and competitions. Thanks again – The ThisisXbox Team. 🙂

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Here at TiX we are lucky enough to have fantastic readers as well as writers, we have great relationships with publishers and developers alike. To celebrate a fantastic year in Xbox gaming, we have a massive giveaway for you to get involved. We have one big grand prize valued over £300 for you to win to help make your Christmas and New Year that much better. So, what’s up for grabs I hear you cry? Well take a look at this…

Xbox LIVE Arcade Titles:

  • Final Exam
  • Charlie Murder
  • Flashback
  • TMNT
  • Brothers
  • Blood Knight

Xbox 360 Games: 

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Saints Row IV
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • GRID 2
  • Killer is Dead
  • Farming Simulator
  • Star Trek

We’ll also be throwing in the following PC Games to the prize pot:

  • Recovery Search & Destroy
  • Chemical Spillage
  • Police Force 2
  • Disaster Response Unit
  • Football Director

And the following items gathered during 2013 from events and launch packs:

  • A Storm of Swords (Game of Thrones Paperback book from San Diego ComicCon 2013)
  • Farm Collection 4D puzzle
  • 007 Limited Edition Cocktail Shaker

Fancy all of this in time for Christmas? Well it’s really simple, we want to know what game our readers enjoyed the most over the past 12 months so reply below with your ‘Xbox Game of the Year 2013‘. This can be either an Xbox 360 or Xbox One title.

For a second entry you’ll need to tweet the following message and include your Twitter name in your post below.

 

For a third and final entry, make sure you like ThisisXbox on Facebook.

Terms & Conditions:

  • A UK Winner will be chosen at random by ThisisXbox Staff Writer: KrisWB.
  • No cash alternative is offered.
  • For your second entry tweet to be valid you need to be following @thisisxbox when the winner is picked on Monday 16th December.
  • For your third entry to be valid we’ll be checking names of comments against those on our Facebook page for matches.
  • The winner will be asked to email kris@thisisxbox.com with their preferred delivery address.

 

Farming Simulator Review

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13 Years ago I was just 15 years old, but even with that in mind my new fond obsession with Harvest Moon: Back to Nature on the PlayStation 1 was inexcusable. I mean, really, I should have been outside drinking with the other teenagers. Running from the local police and generally causing trouble – you know, the kind of things you do growing up in a small town. Well eventually I did do all those things, but not until my Farming obsession was fully engaged. Fast forward to present day and I am a grown up, or at least pretend to be, so need a grown up equivalent of my past farming addiction and this is where the unlikely YouTube sensation, Faming Simulator 2013 steps in. Released originally for PC, FS has become famous in its own right have commands a massive fan base. Keen to capitalise on its popularity, the team behind FS has ported the game to consoles, introducing new controls, vehicles, tools and a sizable second area to explore. Unfortunately for us console players, while it does have a sort of rural charm, FS is too repetitive and rough-around-the-edges to recommend.

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If you haven’t played FS for PC, which is the boat I was in, then getting to grips with the game can be a little tedious. There is an optional tutorial when starting a new game, but it only covers the very billy basics from tending a field to selling 1 variety of crops. The rest is completely down to you to discover which in some instances is infuriatingly frustrating and comes at a loss in terms of making money down on the farm. When you do start you are handed a couple of tractors, a few fields and a modest amount of capital to see you through your first 2-3 harvests.

As you wander aimlessly around the farm (there isn’t much else to do whilst your crops grow) you’ll find some hints sparsely dotted around. These provide some tips on different aspects of a farmer’s life from dusk till dawn. They are few and far between unfortunately and the path to making money and upgrading your farm is a slow one filled with experimentation. All that said, there are some interesting ways to make money in addition to just the farming and these are discovered naturally as you wander around the farms and visit the local town. You have options to purchase livestock which can provide a steady income or if you decide to invest in additional machinery like lawnmowers and palette trucks you could perform odd jobs around town as the residents require.

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The management side of FS is definitely where the game excels with players forced to make decisions that really matter, especially during the early stages of the game when money is tight. It’s the practical side of things where Farming Simulator falls down, and falls down badly. There’s simply no getting away from the fact that the farming gameplay is slow and tedious. Fields take what seems like an eternity to prep, plant and harvest, which may mirror real life and tick the right boxes for simulation fans, but will bore the pants off everybody else. That said, there is something strangely satisfying about neatly and efficiently sowing seeds and harvesting fields, but the means simply don’t justify the ends.

Twice I lost interest and had to restart the game – both during my first harvest. When 90% of the game revolves around this growing crops business, it doesn’t bode well that I got bored and switched it off.

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Graphically Farming Simulator is incredibly poor. The game is plagued by scrappy visuals, poor draw distances, choppy textures and scenery which just doesn’t load. The physics in the game are just as bad. I was attempting to deliver a harvest of corn to town when a car pulled out on me and my tractor (doing no more than 20 MPH) hit the car in front and proceeded to fly into the air and land about 500 meters from where I originally started. On more than one occasion did I get stuck in-between another vehicle and a wall, curb or building. Poor AI and bad physics meant after 10 minutes of trying to get free I had to restart.

Farming Simulator 2013 is unintentionally entertaining at times, providing retrospective moments of amusement with its dodgy physics and tedious activities. But while it may capture the long, gruelling process of maintaining a farm, it doesn’t do enough to maintain your attention. It’s a poor port of an extremely popular and ultimately much better PC title.

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Farming Simulator 2013 Launch Trailer

Farming Simulator is finally arriving on consoles, with all of its new features, that we let you discover today in the launch trailer!

This video gives us the ultimate preview of all the opportunities offered in Farming Simulator on Xbox 360 and PS3, and a glimpse of its rich, new content. In a huge world, including an entirely new American environment, you will manage and develop your farm: harvesting, sales of fresh products, animal husbandry… New vehicles in Farming Simulator on consoles give you a huge choice of farm vehicles to use and drive. In total, over a hundred of authentic vehicles and machines, all from famous manufacturers, will be available for you to develop your farm.

Out this week on Xbox 360

September Is Harvest Time

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It wasn’t too long ago I was hoping for a ‘Grown up’ version of Harvest Moon to play on my Xbox. Of course there was Farming Simulator happily planting seeds deep within the hearts of PC players worldwide but I was missing out. Fear not fellow Farm Sim fans, Farming Simulator will finally arrive on Xbox 360 on the 4th of September. And I for one am genuinely quite excited about it.

Way more than a simple port, the console versions of Giants Software’s hit title bring its fair share of new content: an exclusive American environment and plenty of new vehicles! Today our friends at Focus Home Interactive are offering you the chance to learn more about this new content through these 5 images showing the new fleet of vehicles as well as the new environments that await your future farm!

And if you (unlike me) are lucky enough to be going to Gamescom ,  Farming Simulator will be playable on consoles for all attendees and a preview will be presented on the A-010 stand, Hall 9.

Enjoy the screenshots and video. As of the 4th September, I am off down the farm.

 

Farming Simulator For Consoles Trailer

The Summer Trailer for Farming Simulator, above has been developed specifically for home consoles and reveals the new features and content set to launch in the first week of September.

This first video of Farming Simulator on console focuses on some new features on Xbox 360 and PS3. An entirely new American backdrop has now been added to the extensive European environment familiar to PC players, which will double the size of the gameplay area in Farming Simulator. Inspired by typical American farms, this new and monumental terrain represents a total change of scene, with new locations, fresh development opportunities for your farm and even bigger fields suitable for the largest agricultural machinery available in the game.

The trailer video presents some of the new vehicles that will expand the huge number of agricultural vehicles and machinery in Farming Simulator. See them in action in the middle of vast fields and at some stunning landmarks in this new American setting! You will also recognize the Case IH Axial-Flow harvester and the Magnum 340. The range of machinery from famous manufacturers, will enable you to carry out your tasks with greater efficiency… particularly on the new game map.

The game is set to launch in the first week of September 2013.

Farming Simulator 2013 Announced For Xbox 360

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A real phenomenon, Farming Simulator surprised the world by becoming, with the 2013 version on PC, a world-wide best-seller. The farming simulation game from Giants Software is now getting ready to release for the first time on consoles in September, with an Xbox 360 version full of exclusive content! Continue reading Farming Simulator 2013 Announced For Xbox 360