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Halo Wars 2 and Seven more coming to Game Pass in February

Another eight titles are being added to the Game Pass library from 1st February 2018 including Halo Wars 2, which was reviewed highly by our very own Dave Moran. You can read his Halo Wars 2 review right here!

The seven other games arriving are NBA 2K17, WWE 2K17, Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition, Rime, Fable Anniversary, Riptide Renegade GP and Letter Quest: Grimms Journey.

NBA 2K17 – Well, consider the ante upped this February as the critically acclaimed NBA 2K17 enters the Xbox Game Pass catalog and brings everything you loved about NBA 2K16, plus so much more. NBA 2K17 once again delivers all 30 NBA-licensed franchises and arenas, as well as an even deeper roster of international and classic teams and players. And as fans of the franchise have come to expect, NBA 2K17 delivers perhaps the best single-player career experience in MyCAREER. If you’re into developing dynasties and managing front offices, NBA 2K17’s stellar MyGM mode might be right up your alley. The next level leaps are most evident in MyTeam, a deep and diverse game mode that offers you the opportunity to build your very own NBA dream team, complete a multitude of mini-games and challenges, and take on the computer or players online in competitive matchmaking.

WWE 2K17 – With WWE 2K17’s addition to Xbox Game Pass on February 1, members can dive into a new round of more than 130 WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, classic matches, fan-favorite creation options, and even more available via DLC, your favorite WWE-centric content is almost certain to be found in WWE 2K17. Have you dreamed of entering the ring? If so, WWE 2K17’s MyCareer mode will help you launch your own path to digital stardom. You can also create your own WWE rivalries, interviews, and pay-per-view events in WWE Universe mode. And, of course, there is online multiplayer available if you want to test your skills and compete with other gamers over Xbox Live. WWE 2K17 even lets you take the action outside the ring, in the crowd, and into backstage areas! There’s so much to do in WWE 2K17, you may lose track of time! Just don’t lose track of your opponent or you might be introduced to a steel chair!

Halo Wars 2 – Microsoft’s own 343 Industries is getting in on the Xbox Game Pass action in February, bringing you Halo Wars 2, the beautiful and challenging RTS sequel to Halo Wars. Build out your bases, gather and manage critical resources, and defeat enemy factions with your superior military strategy and combat. Solo or co-op, Halo Wars 2 is among the very best strategy games on Xbox, and we are excited to have it join the fray on Xbox Game Pass. And for those of you who have an Xbox One X, you’ll be pleased to know that Halo Wars 2 is Xbox One X Enhanced, with 4K HDR support, as well as super-sampled anti-aliasing for 1080P tv sets (it’s as impressive as it sounds).

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition – Our parade of stellar sequels continues with THQ Nordic’s action RPG Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition. Many of our Xbox Game Pass members jumped into Darksiders Warmastered Edition so now’s a great opportunity to continue exploring the tale of The Four Horsemen — this time as Death. Discover his story through epic quests and challenging side missions while battling enemies, toppling bosses, and solving puzzles along the way. Defeat Corruption and prepare yourself for the next chapter in the story: Darksiders III, coming soon to Xbox One!

Fable Anniversary – With the addition of the gorgeous and engaging remaster of the original Fable game, Xbox Game Pass members can now play through the entire Fable trilogy. Each game in the series offers a tremendous story and RPG experience. And with Xbox Game Pass, getting Fable is easy. The hard part will be putting the controller down once you’ve become engrossed in Fable’s incredible world of action and adventure!

Rime – If you enjoy immersive single-player puzzle-adventure games then indie gem Rime is for you. In Rime, you control a young boy isolated on a seemingly deserted island and must help him solve puzzles on his journey to escape the island. With a unique and beautiful aesthetic and a story inspired by the five stages of grief, Rime is an experience a bit unlike anything else in Xbox Game Pass. We’re hopeful you love its charm and ingenuity every bit as much as we do!

Riptide Renegade GP – Racers and jet ski fans, we’ve got something this month for you as well with Vector Unit’s fast-paced aquatic racer Riptide Renegade GP hitting the catalog in February. Riptide Renegade GP is a futuristic racing game with realistic physics and tight controls, as well multiple modes for you to enjoy. Complete events, enter tournaments, and start collecting victories against friends through local co-op, or online with Xbox Live!

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey – Similar to Rime, indie diamond-in-the-rough Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey offers a unique story-based experience for Xbox Game Pass members. In Letter Quest, your objective is to spell words to unlock attacks on monsters, new items, boosters, and new chapters in the storyline. With a unique style of play, replayable levels with multiple new challenges, and some RPG flair, you may be surprised at how much fun you’ll have in Letter Quest.

WWE 2K17 review

So wrestling games, should be brilliant, but generally tend to let you down. It’s been a really long time since a WWE game has made me want to play it forever, we’re talking back in the Playstation 2 days of Smackdown and Smackdown 2. I stopped playing them for a long time, partly because I lost interest in the WWE but partly because the game just weren’t great.

WWE 2K16 was ok, I enjoyed playing through the Stone Cold Steve Austin memories but the controls were just too fiddly and it was too easy to lose despite being well on top of most matches. I wanted WWE 2K17 to be good,it’s slightly better, but not by much.

One of our big frustrations from last year was the control scheme, the B button was used for too many options and cause no end of problems when playing in matches with more than two people, but thankfully this year things have been moved around and things feel much more intuitive. Apart from the subtle improvements nothing much has changed with the way the wrestlers fight each other, the Right Trigger is the button you’ll be using most as you constantly try to reverse your opponents moves, while combinations of the A button with the right stick dicates your attacks.

Matches are still frustrating unfortunately, despite me laying the smackdown with two Rock Bottom’s and Stunners, my opponent somehow raises their shoulder just before the three count, when all of a sudden I find myself laid out falling to a three count thanks to once finisher. It doesn’t happen every time but when it does it makes you want to dismantle your controller and never play again. Thankfully going into the options and adjusting the AI’s sliders to make things more fair is a good way to go.

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WWE 2K17 seems to want to please wrestling fans by bringing you as much authentic wrestling action to your home as possible and despite boasting a huge range of superstars to play with still lets us down. Yes, you have all the pyrotechnics, entrance moves and musi and great looking stages, but then the commentators come in with the limited script which feels so robotic.

This year, WWE 2K17 features a new MyCareer mode, replacing the showcase mode from previous titles. Your new star begins life as an NXT trainee with the dream of becoming the next big superstar in the WWE. Once you have worked your way around the Creation Centre, customising all manner of things to create a fictional character your journey can begin. You’ll learn some of the basic in terms of fighting before learning about the other side of the WWE, the promos.

During certain shows you’ll get the opportunity to address your fans, or your haters, by choosing one of four options you’ll move between between the heel and the face, it’s completely up to you which way you decide to go. Not only that, but you will alter your relationship with other WWE superstars, eventually giving you the chance to form tag teams or even become part of a stable. It’s a great system but again let down by some very odd choices. My biggest issue is the lack of vocals, not only for your superstar, but for all superstars. Considering how much effort 2K have put into to the NBA series you think the same values would translate across their whole sports series, but it isn’t the case.

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I really enjoyed playing though the WWE Universe mode, where essentially you take complete control of the WWE and run it just how you like, it’s fantastic. You can customise pretty much everything about the WWE from TV Schedules to what matches take place and where you can even produce your own show intros. Eagle eyed WWE fans will quickly notice that the recent changes to split in brand haven’t been incorporated which let’s things down slightly. As well all of that you can play through every match type available, share your creations around the world through the Community section and also play against your pals online which always runs really well.

I had fun with WWE 2K17, it’s got lots of room for improvement, thankfully since release there are a lot less random glitches, it’s just a shame that it doesn’t feel like the game has moved on that much. Is it time for a new developer to take on the reigns? Possibly, what I am certain of is that we’re still crying out for the best wrestling game around.

and that’s the bottom line! (sorry)

Thanks to 2K and Xbox for supporting TiX

Controls-Focused Trailer beats down WWE 2K17

In line with the release of WWE 2K17, 2K have released “The Basics”, the first in a series of trailers focusing on the controls of the game. The Basics guides new and seasoned players through the basic controls of the game as well as highlighting several new additions to the primary gameplay mechanics. Before you say it though, yes the controller demo in the top left is a PS4 controller but we can’t be fussy and you get the idea.

Expect to see further Control-Focused trailers appearing over the coming weeks, guiding players through the more in depth moves and mechanics of the game.

WWE 2K17 is available now to buy and for further information about the game check out the Official Website.

29 more stars added to WWE 2K17 roster

2K have announced 29 more stars to be added to the WWE 2K17 roster.

The following Superstars to WWE 2K17’s extensive roster: Alberto Del Rio, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Carmella, Chad Gable, Big Cass, Darren Young, Dash Wilder, Diamond Dallas Page, Earthquake, Enzo Amore, Goldberg, Jason Jordan, JBL, Mark Henry, Paige, Razor Ramon, Ric Flair, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, Sasha Banks, Scott Dawson, Sheamus, The Miz, Titus O’Neil, Typhoon and Zack Ryder.

WWE 2K17 will get a Worldwide release on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11.

To warm up, don’t forget to download WWE 2K16 which is currently free as part of the Games with Gold program.

It’s a new day as more wrestlers added to WWE 2K17 roster

The latest installment of WWE 2K17’s Suplex City Census, 36 WWE have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release on October 11, 2016.

The following Superstars added to WWE 2K17’s extensive roster are: AJ Styles, Alexa Bliss, Alundra Blayze, Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Becky Lynch, Bo Dallas, Bubba Ray Dudley, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Christian, Curtis Axel, Dana Brooke, Dolph Ziggler, D-Von Dudley, Emma, Eva Marie, Fandango, Kofi Kingston, Lita, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, Naomi, Natalya, Neville, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Rikishi, Shawn Michaels, Stardust, Sting, Summer Rae, Tamina, Tatsumi Fujinami, Trish Stratus, Tyler Breeze and Xavier Woods.

You can also check out a brand new entrance video from the game below.

WWE 2K17 celebrates WWE NXT with collectors edition

The developers at 2K have announced their WWE 2K17 special edition in honour of the wrestling off shoot NXT. With the ever expanding rise of the NXT brand it’s only right that it get’s a nod from it’s bigger brother. After the success of the UK NXT tour it’s popularity has grown and seen some of it’s stars rise through the ranks into the WWE main events.

The WWE games franchise has been extremely successful over the years and it is showing no signs of slowing down, from looking at the special edition they’re certainly not scrimping on content either. The NXT enhancement pack comes with 3 NXT stars including Appollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura. The special edition will come as standard with a 8 inch figure of the demon himself Finn Balor and also a trading card. As a novelty pick the special edition will also come with artwork and a piece of the mat actually used in the NXT Live London show.

Sounds kind of cool but I would suggest that there are only a limited amount of special editions to as the mats aren’t that big!

According to 2K there is a release date of 11th of October so plenty of time to save or ask the fat man in the red suit to deliver it at christmas.

Goldberg doubles up in WWE 2K17

2K have announced the comeback of Bill Goldberg to the WWE, virtually at least.

Gamers pre-ordering WWE 2K17 have access to 2 incarnations of Goldberg, one form his WCW days and another from WWE. He’s join by current superstars John Cena and Sasha Banks, as well as Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior, who were also confirmed today.

Goldberg left the WWE in 2004 and hasn’t appeared in a WWE game since WWE 2K14, while it is the 4th year in a row that Warrior has joined the roster.

2K unveiled a massive canvas painted live at E3 by legendary WWE portrait artist Rob Schamberger featuring Cena, Banks and Warrior. Visitors to E3 could check the 2K stand and social media sites to see if their favourites had been add to the substantial roster of current superstars and legends.

Those pre-ordering the game will also be able to wrestle in 2 exclusive arenas, WCW’s Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc. WWE 2K17, developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, is slated for release in October 2016 for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.