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The Simpsons come to Minecraft

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Minecraft players now can recreate their favorite adventures in Springfield with the release of The Simpsons Skin Pack. Available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 the Simpsons skin pack brings the entire Simpsons family as well as 19 of their friends from Springfield Elementary School.

The full character list is as follows;

Homer Simpson Marge Simpson Bart Simpson Lisa Simpson Maggie Simpson Principal Seymour Skinner Mrs. Edna Krabappel Groundskeeper Willie Otto Mann Milhouse Van Houten Nelson Muntz Jimbo Jones Ralph Wiggum Martin Prince Kearney Dolph Wendell Database Üter Janey Powell Superintendent Gary Chalmers Mr. Dewey Largo Sherri Terri

With the likes of Mr Burns, Mo and Chief Wiggum missing further skin packs might be on the cards in the future. In the meantime grab your copy now as this is exclusive to Xbox at the moment.

The Simpsons Skin Pack is available from the Xbox Store priced at £2.39

Destiny – The House of Wolves screenshots leaked

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Recent information has appeared on Reddit supposedly showing leaked screenshots of the new Destiny House of Wolves expansion. The source, Megamanexe4, has a good reputation of posting information and in the past has supplied news on new weaponry and missions within the game before it’s officially announced.

As we can see from the screenshot it clearly shows The Reef as a new social space within the game.  There was rumors when the game was in development back in 2013 that such an area would exist giving guardians an alternative to the Tower but when nothing appeared in the final release most people thought it had fallen through the cracks. Even though we don’t know what and how this area will be used, it’s good to see The Reef being used for something apart from a one-off cut scene.

The moon seems to be popular again for quests and we can see  a level 30 Nightcrawler quest and a level 28 Belly of the Beast Strike, giving opportunity for guardians to get back into the thick of it again. The Belly of the Beast Strike apparently occurs when “A Fallen Wolfship holding an infamous Walker has touched down in the Ocean of Storms. Breach the Ketch and see to this Walker’s end.” Sounds promising.

As always though this is all speculation and we’re still awaiting Bungies announcement of when The House of Wolves expansion will be officially released. The word on the street at the moment seems to show mid May, but as we know things can change very quickly in a game.

Play Battlefield Hardline early with EA Access

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If you happen to be an EA Access member then you are in for a treat as the Battlefield Hardline trial is arriving on March 12th.

Members will be able to jump into the game for a full 10 hours, playing both single-player and multiplayer before the games official release date on March 17th. The trial will let you play the prologue and first chapter of the single player and all the multiplayer maps and game modes, allowing you to experience content never seen before. However unlike the beta, all progress you make will carry over when the live release hits.

EA Access is the exclusive subscription service where you receive discounts on EA games, but also have access to the vault, a selection of the best EA games that are free to play and download.

Battlefield Hardline is available now to buy and pre-download, and will be officially released on March 17th.

Omerta expansion: The Japanese Incentive out now

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Return to Atlantic City and expand your criminal empire in an original story with new weapons and characters

Irish mobsters, villainous Ku-Klux-Klan members, a mysterious business man from the far-east and a beautiful Japanese woman – it’s time for another episode in the life of The Boss! Our friends over at Kalypso Media today announced that The Japanese Incentive, the expansion for the gangster themed strategy game Omerta – City of Gangsters, is out now to download for the Xbox 360 for £7.99/€9.99/$9.99.

The Japanese Incentive includes the following new features:

    All new! – Play an exciting new campaign with unique characters, storylines and cut scenes Explore and dominate – Discover districts of Atlantic City and its outskirts not yet seen in Omerta Kill it with fire – new weapons include the katana,  flamethrower and  machine gun The gang’s all here – Hire additional characters whose special new traits will help make quick work of your foes Outsmart a new challenger – Battle for the city against an updated enemy gang AI Pick a wheelman –  Plan fantastic heists, then use lavish new cars and armoured vehicles for getaways It’s all business – Take over new buildings like the security agency and the auto shop and put them to criminal use Watch the world burn – Set the battlefield ablaze with a unique new “fire” feature, which makes the most of the new flamethrower weapon

Screenshots included below for your viewing pleasure.

Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun cancelled video footage

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Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun was the successor to Soul Reaver and was unfortunately cancelled in 2012 by Square Enix after three years in development due to poor sales projections. A lot of mystery has shrouded the game about its contents but Mama Robotnik has spent years tracking down sources who worked on the game and piecing together any information they could find as to what this game had in store for us.

This relentless search has uncovered the below never seen footage of the game in its pre-alpha state.

For more in-depth information and amazing screenshots check out Mama Robotnik’s forum page on NeoGAF.

The future of Battlefield 4

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At the end of last year Dice recapped on what an exciting year 2014 had been for Battlefield 4 and how 2015 would again hold some surprises. Two months into the year and Dice have now revealed what they meant.

Apart from the normal continued support of the game through tweaks, patches and weapon packs there is also talk of two larger content drops. What these might include we are still unsure about, but one of these could be related to the announcement that Dice want to build a playable map with its premium community.

Yes it’s true, Dice have announced that they want to build a playable map from the ground up using the community’s feedback in every aspect of the project phase. This is something that has never been done before by Dice and could be a way of getting all their premium members back together as one big happy family.

Once completed the map will then be available to all users as a free download. Further information can be found here.

There was also news of the coming Winter Patch that is due out in March.  This patch will focus mainly on netcode, soldier collision and a tweak to the very competitive Squad Obliteration mode.

So does this spark your interest, or has Battlefield 4 run its course and you are just twiddling your thumbs before Hardline comes out?

Dragon Age: Inquisition review

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If I was a Bioware writer during the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition I’d have been scared as hell. Mass Effect 3 was the end of one of the biggest RPG franchises in the last 10 years but was met with major criticism because of its ending. Then there was Dragon Age II, which although I thoroughly enjoyed, it was also met with quite the backlash from fans for being too different to the original game. Dragon Age: Inquisition however is a spectacular RPG that will keep players coming back for more, months after they first load it up.

Without giving away any spoilers, the game starts off with the Mages and Templars attempting to find peace with one another, the Chantry are caught in the middle brokering the deal. Something goes horribly wrong and during an explosion delegates from all three parties are killed. The Templars blame the Mages and the Mages want revenge against the Templars, it looks like Thedas is about to fall once again into a bloody war zone. Oh and did I mention the big gaping green hole in sky? That’s a tear in the Fade and through it demons are spilling out across Thedas killing indiscriminately. Members of the Chantry’s delegation pull you (the player) from out of the rubble and through a series of twists and turns you are chosen to help resolve the mess all while being labelled ‘The Herald’. The Inquisition is born from chaos and it is down to you and a chosen few to restore order across the land. As with all RPG’s nowadays, who you recruit and how you choose to play is completely up to you. Keep in mind however that your decisions directly affect the world around you. Not always for the better.

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Ammunition used as Xbox 360 controller buttons

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It was reported that yesterday bomb disposal experts were called to a home in West Belfast as a number of ammunition rounds were found. In an update today on the BBC website it has been revealed that the ammunition in question was actually imitation rounds used as custom Xbox 360 controller buttons.

The property in Sliabh Dubh Lane was cordoned off on Tuesday night as a security operation was launched. Since then the Police have revealed the items have been taken away after being declared not suspicious.

A quick image search online reveals a number of modding sites out there offering this service. To any of you who customise your controllers, we’d advise against using imitation bullets. At least if you don’t want the local police department knocking down your front door and confiscating your beloved controller.

Source: BBC N. Ireland

Microsoft support Plymouth based Total Monkery

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Plymouth based indie developer Total Monkery have today revealed they’ve successfully secured support from both Creative England (celebrating the most innovative UK businesses in the creative industry) and Microsoft via their Greenshoots programme. This support will enable them to develop its action puzzle game ElemenTales (due for release on mobile in June) for both PC and Xbox.

ElemenTales follows the adventures of four brothers who have been cursed to exist in the form of the classic elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The brothers must solve puzzles and collect hidden objects in order to progress through the levels, combining their talents but being careful not to drain each other’s powers.

The Greenshoots support will enable the company, who were highlighted in Creative England’s CE50 report on innovative businesses in January, to continue to develop a solid base of original games.

Total Monkery founder, Richard Weeks, also brings his wealth of industry experience (including time at Psygnosis and LucasArts) to his other role as an Associate Lecturer in programming at Plymouth University, and the company is keen to foster strong links with academia and support the broader development community in the region.

It’s great to see UK studios receiving the support they require and we at TiX cannot wait to see Total Monkery’s future projects released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Good luck from everyone at TiX  – to Richard, Andrea, Will, Frederick, Anya and everyone else involved at Total Monkery.

For more information on Total Monkery please use the links below:

www.totalmonkery.com youtube.com/totalmonkery twitter.com/totalmonkery

The Crew gets new Speed Live update

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Ubisoft have announced details of the new content update and Speed Car Pack DLC that is available for their MMO Racer The Crew.

The new Speed Live update contains an assortment of goodies for us and includes new tuning specs for 6 cars and a bunch of new faction missions. The most exciting part of this update is the new PVP mode they are calling The Eliminator. This new mode will support two to eight players and each player has a number of lives. Each time the timer hits zero the last placed car looses a life forcing players to take risks to stay in first place.

The Speed Car Pack is the second DLC pack to be released for The Crew and brings three new cars, the Alfa Romeo 4C, the Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo and my favorite the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series.

Information on both the update and the Speed Car pack can be seen in official trailer below

You will be pleased to know that the Speed Live update is free for all users, and if you own the season pass you can also get the Speed Car Pack free of charge. Otherwise if you want these three lovely cars then you’ll have to pay for them.