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Goat Simulator review

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Goat Simulator may only be a physic playground, but it’s not as aimless as it first seems. There are dozens of optional objectives to complete that run the gamut from running up the sides of buildings, to staying in the air for a certain amount of time. And as you go about completing them, exploring the two areas – Goatville and Goat City Bay – for opportunities to conquer the objectives and hunting that precious 1,000 Gamerscore, you’ll also discover secret areas, odd occurrences, millions of glitches and bugs, and plenty of referential humour, these will distract you, and before you know it hours will have passed, and you’ve experienced nothing but hilarious, tear inducing fun.

Indeed ‘playground’ is certainly the appropriate word for describing Goat Simulator. Each area is full of equipment, buildings, people, and vehicles to distract you and have fun with, whether that’s ramming and kicking people metres into the air for sport, trying to ride skateboards and bikes, or defying gravity by running up walls and sailing through the air. Add a few glitches to your activities and the fun multiplies, but there’s so much more than just a few glitches.

Water transubstantiates between liquid, solid and gas, resulting in peculiar physics as you frequently jump off the surface or trot unabated on the ocean floor. Meanwhile, you tongue can latch onto almost anything and stretch seemingly infinitely, and on occasion the rest of your head will follow suit. Furthermore, random glitches can occur, such as you embedding yourself in a structure. It’s fantastically absurd. Wonderfully, the developers, Coffee Stain Studios, won’t be fixing any of these bugs either, just the game breaking ones, instead they label them as features, and features they certainly are, ones that make an amusing title downright hilarious.

If you » Continue Reading.

Xbox 360 Preview Program brings 2TB external drive support

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With all the hype around the Xbox One people might have thought that the trusty Xbox 360 has been forgotten.  Fear not though as the Xbox 360 Preview Program has just rolled out a nice little update to its preview members to help compete with its bigger brother.

Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 Preview Program members can now support 2TB hard drives on their consoles and whats more it will also support two external drives at a time.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson stated on hos blog that this is one of the most requested features from the Xbox 360 community.

“In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” Microsoft said. “If you are using 16GB of hard drive space for games – we will only take 16GB of space. And just like today – you will be able to use two external drives at a time.”

As of yet there is no information on when the update will be available for the public, but it’s confirmed later in the year is most likely.

However Major Nelson also stated that some drives may give performance issues or be incompatible and if you already had space allocated to Xbox 360 data then you would need to clear this first before you could use the drive.

Good news for Xbox 360 owners then, as for one I always found I was running out of space.  So what do you think and what else would you like the 360 preview program to deliver?

Green light as Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious races onto Xbox

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Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious, the standalone expansion we announced back in February launched today. The game, developed to promote the up and coming movie Fast and Furious 7 is completely standalone, meaning it introduces you into the beautiful world of Forza Horizon 2  but with a huge injection of Fast and Furious, without the need to own the original game.

The goal of the game is to acquire specific cars by taking part in a series of automotive challenges inspired by the Fast & Furious films. From the 900-hp 1970 Dodge Charger to an armored 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and more, each of the cars in the Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious standalone expansion is both stunningly accurate and amazingly fun to drive.

Whats more you have until April 10th to grab it for free, and there after you will have to pay £7.99 for the pleasure.

So grab the download now, start your engines and lets settle this over a quarter-mile.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved update incoming

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Great news for all owners of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions. Sierra have announced that an update to the game in the form of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved will be released at the end of the month and if you own Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, your game updates for free.

The contents of the update includes 40 additional adventure mode stages, including boss battles, grid shapes and gameplay types. New super abilities in the form of the Sweeper drone and the Detonator. The level system has also been revised to make progression in the game easier, but if you thought it was to easy in the first place a Hardcore mode has been included, challenging players to complete 20 levels without using a super ability.

For existing owners the game will update to the new version on March 31st, both on Xbox One and Xbox 360. However if you haven’t already bought the game then you can buy the fully updated version from the online store from the 31st.

Check out the trailer below showing the full Dimensions Evolved update in action.

New trailer for up and coming Call of Duty: Advance Warfare DLC

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For all you Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fans the wait is nearly over. At the end of the month the newest DLC Ascendance will be available to download but our friends at Activision have kindly released a new trailer to give us a little taste of what’s to come.

Ascendance is the second of four DLC’s planned for the game and this trailer shows us brand new gameplay, an insight into the 4 new playable maps, the new Exo Zombies episode and the OHM Directed Energy Weapon. The maps, Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop each bring a new dynamic hazard into the game, from toxic pools to apartment complex’s with moving modules. This can create an ever evolving map, add to this the new Exo Grappling ability and players will now be able to get to new vantage points meaning you will need to adapt your gameplay to compete and survive.

The new Exo Zombies episode, Infection, follows the fours survivors as they venture outside the walls of the Atlas Corporation facility. The survivors face new mutations and they head to a nearby town and take refuge. However new weapons are at hand to aid in the fight for survival.

Ascendance launches on Tuesday, March 31 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Raptr walks away from consoles

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Raptr the well-known and loved achievement and progress tracking website has announced that it’s no longer focusing support on consoles and will direct all of its attention to PC’s.

Up until the release of the Xbox One, Raptr was one of the main tools to track progress and achievements on the Xbox 360 and is used by a wide number of both PC and console players including myself. On the release of the Xbox One the ability to track progress on the new console stopped with frustrated users being told this was down to the changes that Xbox were implementing, constantly breaking their system, and the only option was to track progress manually.

Well today it seems that it’s finally all over as an email sent from Team Raptr clearly states PC’s are the way for them to go.

When Raptr started out, we offered Steam and XBL achievements and PSN trophy tracking, PC/Xbox 360 gameplay tracking, plus unified buddy lists and chat. As Raptr grew, we realized there was a big demand for features that improved the PC gaming experience, such as game optimizations, easy Twitch streaming, and lightweight video capture. But on the console side, you may have noticed some features stopped updating, as changes to Xbox Live and PSN would repeatedly break our system. We believe our mission is to make PC gaming fun and effortless, and therefore we’ve decided to focus our resources on PC gaming exclusively. We will retire all remaining console support in the near future. We’d like to thank console gamers for using Raptr, and we hope you’ll check out our PC gaming features and stick around!

However on a closing note they did mention that console owners could move to another service called Playfire » Continue Reading.

TiX crowdfunding spotlight issue #3

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Greetings and welcome to Issue #3 of our crowdfunding spotlight. As with last week, we’ll be kicking off with an update on last week’s spotlighted projects before taking an in-depth look at a new crowdfunding system announced earlier this week; Gamer’s Edition, set up to create awesome collectors editions for games that previously couldn’t deliver them.

Catch-up:

It’s always good to start with great news, right? Last week we featured Slain! by Wolf Brew Games, who were aiming to raise $12,000 towards development. They’ve done it and with time to spare. As of the 12th of this month these guys have raised $13,059 with 15 days still to go. Congratulations guys, we cannot wait to see this gore soaked Hack n’ Slash title reach Xbox One.

In Issue #2 we also looked at Albert & Otto and although it didn’t list an Xbox One release in the description, it did mysteriously include Xbox One custom controller skins as a tiered reward. Surely that could only point towards an Xbox One release? Regardless, it doesn’t look good for Albert & Otto having only raised $1,230 of its base goal of $15,000. There is still 10 days to go (at time of publishing) for things to turn around for them. Fingers crossed.

Our third title was Hot Armor: Brothers war from ARGAMEDON Studios. Unsurprisingly it doesn’t look like this game will be funded via Kickstarter having not even broken past the £100 mark of the required £3,000 to develop. I won’t lie, I am rather relieved we won’t be seeing this any time soon.

And finally last week we took a look at Hera and Sooky, which according to the description, is being developed for every platform other than Xbox One… well it did have a footnote about other platforms » Continue Reading.

Goat Simulator comes charging on to Xbox

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Microsoft have announced that the already popular Goat Simulator is finally being released on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 next month.

Goat Simulator, created by Coffee Stain Studios, has been around for sometime now on the PC but the time has finally come to make the shift to console. For those who don’t know Goat Simulator puts you in the life of a goat, who runs around a city causing carnage and chaos, very weird but strangely appealing to the masses.

Check out the official launch trailer below.

Mortal Kombat X Cage family trailer

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Mortal Kombat X, developed by NetherRealm Studios, is due to be released on 14th April 2015 for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. As to be expected, with just over a month until this happens, the hype train is in full swing. Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer for their upcoming title, introducing the Cage family.

Sonya Blade, her ex-husband Johnny Cage and their daughter Cassie Cage are all featured in the brand new video that encapsulates their turbulent yet entertaining relationship and diverse fighting styles.

Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be picking this up on release date.

TiX crowdfunding spotlight issue #2

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Issue #2 of our latest feature highlighting crowdfunding campaigns is here. As well as four new projects, we’ll first take a look at the progress of last week’s Tix Crowdfunding Spotlight #1 projects to see how they are faring in our catch-up section.

Catch –up:

In Issue #1 we started by looking at Strength of the Sword Ultimate from Ivent Games. Originally a PS3 title, the developers are now looking to bring the latest title in the franchise to as many consoles as possible. At the time of writing, the project; found here, has 64 hours left to go and has smashed the original target  of $14,000 and now sits at $68,212 and guess what?! They’ve announced an Xbox One version set for release in December this year! As a famous supermarket chain would say, ‘Every little helps’, and we hope our coverage helped even in the slightest way to bring this game to Xbox One in the future.

Unfortunately another project we featured; Crystal Quest Classic, doesn’t seem to be doing so well. With 13 hours left to go they still have a long way to go towards their $30,000 target having only managed to raise $4,456. Why not give them a helping hand and retweet the following?

With less than 14 hours to go, Crystal Quest™ Classic by @GameMechanicsUS could use your help on @Kickstarter http://t.co/2WxuOvVL6o

— Kristian W-Bennett (@KrisWB) March 8, 2015

We mentioned Gamer for Life: KKG Fan Art Tribute book last week, a project featured on IndieGoGo raising money towards the fight against Cancer. We are thrilled to announce that with 11 days still to go, the amazing team at Gamers for Good have already achieved 106% of their funding » Continue Reading.