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Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded review

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So hands up who hasn’t played Minecraft, I’m guessing it’s not many and there is a good reason for that as the endless opportunities and variations that can be setup in the game really caters for anyone and everyone’s tastes. So with such a successful platform there is no wonder many have tried to adapt Mojang’s (developer of Minecraft) ideas and reap some of the rewards for themselves. Now I have to say, a lot have failed and haven’t brought anything new to the table, so when I was asked to review Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded by Exato Game Studios I was a little hesitant about what new angle they could bring that hasn’t been done before.

I could imagine Exato Studios sitting round in a room one day and talking about what they should play, the room is divided, some want Minecraft, others COD or Battlefield and then suddenly Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded was created. In very simple terms it’s Minecraft but with guns, but not only guns, tanks, helicopters you name it, it’s a full on customisable and destructive combat zone.

From the word go I was smiling, the game itself doesn’t take hours to download and you’re up and running very quickly and it’s got so many features you won’t know where to start. The menus are easy to understand, if the writing is a tad small, but then again I was using an old TV as my Xbox 360 has been relocated to my spare room to make way for my Xbox One, but you can still read it. So where to start, the Tutorial.

The Tutorial offers you a great and detailed introduction into the game, taking you though basic movement and shooting, to driving vehicles, building and the » Continue Reading.

Bungie Day: Destiny Year One video

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To continue the celebrations of Bungie Day and to mark this epic anniversary a video has been released dedicated to the games awesome community.

On the games Community News site Bungie said;

While Bungie Day has been a thing for a several years now, today marks the inaugural community celebration in the Destiny era. In fact, it was just about this time last year that many of us were being revived from the rusted wastelands of Old Russia for the very first time. Many more would soon follow, with tales of adventure all their own. As always, it’s those stories that mean the most, so let’s relive a small slice of Destiny’s first year through your eyes.

The video is a true tribute to the games community and has everything you would expect from cosplay to Let’s Play videos. However bungie followed on to say that the video was just a brief glimpse into the year and that:

No one video can capture an entire year of space magic. That is why we’d love for you to share your own favorite moment with us, and with the community.

Fans will get to decide their favourite things about the first year of Destiny and submit it to Bungie in the “Destiny Year One Art Contest“.

All submissions must be in by July 23rd 2015 and will be judged in part by the community itself. To aid with this a new space will be created on the Bungie.net site to allow the community to showcase their creations. The top fifty creations that rise to the top will earn a Blacksmith Shader for their Guardian and the seven entries that earn the most love will each receive a Collector’s Edition of Destiny: The Taken King. You only have two » Continue Reading.

Bungie Day: Interview with Will Wheaton

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It’s that day of the year that all Destiny fans wait for and it looks like Bungie yet again will reward its community with special treats as a little thank you.

The first thing to hit Bungie’s twitter page today was a post saying;

Let us begin Bungie Day with a converstaion with the creators of Destiny.

This posting has a video of Will Wheaton talking with the creators of Destiny, Bungie Co-Founder Jason Jones, Design Director Luke Smith, Senior Environment Artist Jason Sussman and Technical Art Director Ryan Ellis about the Destiny universe and beyond.

Shortly after another post hit twitter stating;

Stay tuned for more. is entering a state of metamorphosis.

So check out the video below and stay tuned as we will bring you all the information on Bungie Day as soon as it unfolds.

 

E3 Need for Speed in game video footage

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For those who’ve already forgotten about E3, here’s just a little reminder of the in-game customisation and gameplay that awaits us in the up and coming  rebooted Need for Speed franchise.

Need for Speed is due for release on the 3rd November.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III co-op video

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Activision released the following video showcasing both the co-op campaign and Cyber Core tutorial.

Take a deep dive into the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 cooperative campaign with the Cyber Core tutorial and an extended cut from “Ramses Station”. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military technology that define the future of combat.

Designed for four-player online co-op or solo play, players will encounter epic cinematic moments and open-area gameplay, allowing players to approach the game with a different strategy each time they play. And now your campaign character is completely customisable: from weapons and loadouts, to abilities and outfits, all with full progression systems and a personalised armoury to show off accomplishments.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is released on Friday November 6th for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Test

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We predicted it in our latest podcast and Microsoft revealed it in their E3 2015 press conference: backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

Initially the following games are supported, but more will follow:

A Kingdom for Keflings A World of Keflings Alien Hominid HD Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Tooie BattleBlock Theater Defense Grid Geometry Wars Evolved Hexic HD Jetpac Refuelled Kameo Mass Effect N+ Perfect Dark Perfect Dark Zero Super Meat Boy Toy Soldiers Toy Soldiers: Cold War Viva Piñata Viva Piñata: TIP Zuma

But how well does it work? Well, we take a look at it by loading up the original Mass Effect, with footage of the process including any problems we meet.

Update:

We’ve found the Backward Compatible digital titles. Rather than appearing in your download queue, these titles can be found in Games and Apps, Games, scroll all the way to the end to see what you can re-download, and boom there they all are – if you’ve previously downloaded them on the Xbox 360 of course.

Titanfall coming to EA Access

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We all like a nice bit of speculation and gossip and the latest rumour going around is that Titanfall will be joining the already extensive list of free to play games in the EA Access vault.

Well I can confirm that this indeed does look like the case, as even though it’s not appearing in the Vault if you search for it via the game store you can download and play it for free. Also you are no longer required to have the disc in your console if you wish to play, again confirming that the license key is now part of the free games in the vault.

This is great news for EA Access owners that don’t yet have this game as with the season pass becoming free to celebrate the games anniversary all the DLC for this great game is also yours to have for nothing.

EA are yet to comment but it looks like one of the announcements EA was going to make at E3 is already out of the bag.

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. Membership will also grant you early access to upcoming titles, such as the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront.

Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity DLC ready to drop

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The wait is over as today it was confirmed that the latest Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity DLC will deploy across all platforms tomorrow, Tuesday June 16th for Premium members.

The new DLC will contain 4 new maps and the new game mode Bounty Hunter. You’ll also experience 5 new weapons (including a NAIL GUN), 6 awesome masks, 2 sweet rides, and more. If that wasn’t enough the new update will also feature weapon and gameplay improvements as well as new music and “netcode” fixes.

Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity will be available to Premium members starting June 16th and will become available to all non-Premium users to buy on June 30th.

Check out below for the deployment times for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360.

    Xbox One: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 09:00 BST / 08.00 UTC / 1.00 AM PDT Xbox 360: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 12:00 BST / 11.00 UTC / 4.00 AM PDT

TiX Podcast: E3 Predictions Special 2015

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Welcome to the official This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in a special two hour episode of predictions for E3 2015. The foursome discuss games they’ve been playing, such as ODST, The Witcher 3 and Massive Chalice, before discussing recent E3 related leaks and reveals and, of course, plenty of wild speculation. You can expect the usual lively banter and jokes, as well as the opportunity to nab yourself a Smite Beta code.

If you want to send us a question or topic for the Email Q&A section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @BaronVonPleb

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

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

The animated sketch mentioned in the show: