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TiX Podcast: A Little Nostalgic

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 24 A Little Nostalgic. In this episode the duo discuss the recent news about a unified windows experience across console and PC, as well as the games Prison Architect, Dungeon of the Endless, GTA 5 and Fable Legends (before the recent news about its cancellation), amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.

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The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

New Rhino Hunt: Adversary mode comes to GTA Online

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This weekend you can jump straight into the action and gain double GTA Online money and RP whilst playing the Rhino Hunt mode, this mode is all about Sticky Bomb wielding hunters in small vehicles like dune buggies taking on one or two Rhino tanks. Rhino drivers will have to use the firepower and armor capacity of their tank to destroy oncoming threats and survive the massive amount of Sticky Bombs that will be thrown at them, the new Adversary mode can also be played in three different locations.

To celebrate the event there are more discounts and other services running throughout the week;

  • Warstock Cache & Carry – 25% off
  • Merryweather Services – 25% off
  • All Automatic Rifle ammo – 50% off
  • Select Weapon Attachments – 50% off
  • All Tactical Gear from Heists – 50% off (includes Utility Vests, Rebreathers, Night Vision Goggles and Earpieces)you can also score some double RP for quick rank up in both the recently released Till Death Do Us Part Adversary Mode as well as in all Freemode Events all week.

The Rhino Hunt: Adversary mode and all special discounts and services run until March 3rd 2016.

GTA V Now Available to Pre-Order and Pre-Download

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The next generation edition of Grand Theft Auto V is now available to pre-order and pre-download on the Xbox One store and online.

The digital pre-order edition of GTA V will set you back $59.99/£54.99 and comes with the added bonus of granting your character an extra $1,000,000 of in-game cash to play with.

It’s rumoured that the total size for this edition of the game roughly 42GB, so you better start downloading the game now if you want to be ready to play it when it launches next week.

Are you picking up GTA V on the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below!

GTA V Independence Day Event Weekend LIVE

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Thursday July 3rd through Sunday July 6th. San Andreas will be celebrating the birthplace of freedom with big RP & GTA$ bonuses, patriotic discounts at Ammu-Nation, giveaways and lots more – all as part of the Grand Theft Auto Online Independence Day Event Weekend.

The all-new “Independence Day Special Event” Playlist will be a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP.

Rockstar Games will be giving away five exclusive prize packs of suitably patriotic and rare GTA gear in the Independence Day Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes. Each pack will include a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten runners-up will each get GTAV tee and stickers.

You can enter to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Confirmed for Xbox One This Autumn

Rockstar Games has confirmed the worst kept secret in gaming history this year – The critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V comes to a new generation this fall. That’s right folk’s – the Xbox One will receive its own version of the top selling game later this year. If you traded in your Xbox 360 and never quite finished the intense and violent stories of the three main characters – then you’re next shout is only a mere few months away!

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will take full advantage of the power of new generation systems to deliver the ultimate open-world experience. Previously leaked (or assumed) by many European retailers, we’ll keep you updated on the release date as soon as we hear of anything.

10 New Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs

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Recently, Rockstar challenged the GTA Online community to show them their best Races and Deathmatches during the Social Club #CreatorWeekend for a chance to win GTA$1M and an exclusive GTA Online license plate. Below you’ll find some Creator Weekend selections, along with five more community-created Jobs that will join the ranks of Rockstar Verified content as part of the continued evolution of GTA Online. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available during Freemode sessions for players across both Xbox 360 and PS3. (Maybe one day soon on Xbox One too? Not that I am adding fuel to the fire! – Kris)

ROCKSTAR VERIFIED
Twists and Twirls
A complex but beautifully constructed point-to-point through some of Blaine County’s iconic countryside. Follow the winding roads of Vinewood Hills as you race from Galileo Observatory through to Tongva Valley. Car selection from the Sports class is key here – steer clear of the Comet’s twitchy back end or risk a fishtail festival. Tight turns and unforgiving cliff edges require deft use of the brake pedal, but don’t be afraid to go for broke when the opportunity arises.

Stars In Your Eyes
As the description so eloquently explains, this is “a tribute to the legendary track ‘Stars in Your Eyes’ in GTA IV”. Pick the fastest car in the garage for the long straightaways on one of the busiest highways in Los Santos. Although Creator blueeyedbarbi advises that “you might want to turn traffic off if your reactions aren’t quick enough”, we think it’s better to leave them on for a hair-raising drive into oncoming traffic that could leave the asphalt stained red.

Monaco Grand Prix GTA ed.
Another recreation of a famous real-world track, the Monaco Grand Prix GTA ed. contains all the features of Southern Europe’s iconic Grand Prix race track: empty urban streets, a seafront setting, high end cars, a tricky hairpin, and two unforgiving chicanes that will slingshot you into the race lead, or through your own windshield.

Casal Dos Ferros Race
A track for the Online racing purist. No novelty factors, no sneaky tricks, no unwelcome distractions – this is raw and unadulterated driving where timing is everything and winning is decided on milliseconds and inches. Use slipstreams to push yourself into the lead and don’t look back, particularly as you hurtle towards the water on the final straight down Del Perro Pier… and definitely don’t blink.

Classy Construction
Amongst the mansions of Vinewood Hills, a new build is going up bringing downtown construction workers into uptown ‘hoods. Tensions arise between these two tribes, and isolated firefights break out across the elevated terrain. High walls and high end cars allow for a variety of maneuvers in this tricky Deathmatch. We recommend taking the sniper rifle to the top of the mansion turrets or seek out the minigun and own the streets.

Rockstar Verified #Creatorweekend Selections
4 Way Madness
This tight Downtown track is spread over four blocks and built for aerial mayhem. 4 Way Madness forces players to jump cross each others paths through a central airborne death zone, flying through mid-air in four different directions. Creator  gangsterpdp has placed gas tanks beneath the airspace to ensure that any collision results in instant death. Be sure to max out the starting grid, and then wait until the pack thins out for the carnage to begin. So deliciously cruel and marvelously cunning we couldn’t help but select gangsterpdp for the GTA$1M as well as an exclusive CRE8R license plate.

Crastenburg Drifting Race
French-Canadian Creator  WoriedNiko recommends turning the rain on to get the full experience from this tight, twisting race constructed across several parking lots near Los Santos International. Barrels and containers have been carefully positioned to create a series of on-a-dime turns and unforgiving chicanes best navigated via finessed tapping of the handbrake to throw out the back end of your ride into a controlled, smooth drift. For designing a race that brilliantly focuses on a specific racing technique, WoriedNiko gets the TOP CRE8R license plate and GTA$1M.  Trés bien!

Laguna Seca Remake
Previously featured on the  Rockstar Newswire as a Job that caught our eye, we gave GTAVDriver a Rockstar Verified stamp of approval this week so that players on both platforms can enjoy this painstakingly detailed recreation of Southern California’s famous Laguna Seca raceway. Bookmark it now for long straights and tight 270 degree turns that will challenge all your skills as a driver. The aptly named GTAVDriver also lands himself a NO1CRE8R License Plate and GTA$1M to spend on high end cars to throw around the track.

Paradise Ally
unseenchaos26, recipient of a THECRE8R license plate, warns that the law of the urban jungle reigns supreme in his well-crafted Deathmatch amongst the warehouses  high-walled street alley littered with heavy weapons, heavy armor and multiple entry points force you to keep moving, so campers be warned! The audacious play is to snag an ATV from the perimeter, and charge through the burnt out cars and buses into the central corridor to try and spring a surprise attack. When the coast is clear climb the ladder to the top of the warehouse overlooking the old motel and pick off your respawned enemies from above.

Terry’s Hangout
The only #CreatorWeekend selection set outside of Los Santos, eponymous creator  terrynut6969 scoured the Blaine County landscape to find this cluster of buildings set around a small airport hangar.  terrynut6969 has earned his I CRE8 license plate by cleverly splitting the space using wrecked buses that not only fit the derelict environment but create dynamic pathways and cover areas that set up brutal head-to-head showdowns. The added cover allows for surprise attacks using assault shotguns spread throughout the map, while isolated king-of-the-hill skirmishes will decide who owns the coveted positions atop the hangar and the air traffic control tower. Best enjoyed beneath the cold blue desert moonlight.

And some small print from Rockstar: Please note, in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons – we also from time to time will make other small edits to players’ Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job

TiX Game of the Year – Readers Choice

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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.

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Number 5 – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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.

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Number 4 – FIFA 14

FIFA 14 was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronics Arts. It was released in late September 2013 for Xbox 360. It was later given away bundled with Xbox One’s on launch.

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Number 3 – Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

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.

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Number 2 – Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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.

and finally…

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Number 1 – Grand Theft Auto 5

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.

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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.