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Dying Light: Intro Movie

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Techland has today unveiled their opening cinematic for their upcoming open-world action survival game; Dying Light. Last week they released the Story Trailer (embedded at the bottom of this story), but now we have a look into the events that set up the story line. Dying Light is based in the City of Harran, a remote ill fated city caught up in the middle of a mysterious outbreak and political tug-of-war between Harran’s Ministry of Defense and the Global Relief Effort. See more in this opening cinematic:

More about Dying Light: – Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

Dying Light is coming to Xbox One in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe. Keep looking to ThisisXbox for more news and coverage in the build up to release.

Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris: Launch Trailer

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With just a few days left to go, there is a new trailer our show casing some of the games features. Featuring four-player co-op, Lara Croft joins forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell and imprisoned Egyptian gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Players must work together to defeat hordes of enemies, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps, all the while competing for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is released on the 9th December 2015 for Xbox One.

Dying Light: Story Trailer

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As the rules that govern our civilization crumble, a new order of things is bound to emerge. In the latest trailer for Dying Light, Techland for the first time ever give a sneak peek into the storyline of their open-world, action survival game.

Looking for inspirations for Dying Light, we delved into classics of international literature, such as Albert Camus’s The Plague and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. With our game, we wanted to evoke similar emotions and offer players an insight into how people react to the extreme.

Explains Rafał Orkan, a novelist and co-author of Dying Light’s story.

Roaming a city devastated by a mysterious epidemic that turns people into zombies, players will assume the role of Kyle Crane, an undercover operative sent to infiltrate the quarantine zone. Sheer chaos, warring factions and a suspicious mission all tug at Crane’s decisions for what he has been told is “the greater good”. Yet who decides when greater good turns into necessary evil?

Going into Dying Light, I was blown away by the visuals of the game and was surprised by such a mature, intense script. I’m honored Techland let me be a small part of this gritty tale of survival. Can’t wait to see people’s reactions when they find out what’s really going on in the story and I can’t wait to play the game myself!

says Roger Craig Smith.

Dying Light is released for Xbox One in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe.

Halo: Master Chief Collection Update Incoming, More Matchmaking Fixes

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343 Industries has released yet another patch to Xbox One users to try and fix the unbelievable number of ongoing problems that Master Chief Collection players have been suffering with since it launched early last month.

This new patch is now live on Xbox One and you should be prompted to download the update the next time you boot up the game and it’s focused on the matchmaking issues specifically. Another update is aimed at being released early next week which will hopefully address the unbalanced team issues.

Full patch notes can be found below, thanks Halo Waypoint:

    Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times. Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts. Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process. Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press “B” after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles. Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion. Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player’s lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen.

Have you downloaded the update? Is it making finding a game easier? Please let us know in the comments!

Far Cry 4: Battles Of Kyrat (Trailer)

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Find out more about the multiplayer mode in this trailer! Will you take arms with the Golden Path, lock and load with the surety of steel and modern technology? Or will you choose the Rakshasa, ancient warriors that even the greatest soldiers fear as if they were death itself? There are two forces at war for Kyrat and you must choose which one you will fight for…

September Xbox Games With Gold Confirmed

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Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be pleased to hear that the next batch of free games available in the Games with Gold program have been announced… you may not like what games are included in it though.

Xbox One owners will receive one free game this month, Capybara Games’ single player shooter Super Time Force will be available throughout the month of September, replacing Striker Suit Zero. Crimson Dragon will continue to be available to download as well.

Until mid September, Xbox 360 users will be able to download the fantastic Xbox Live Arcade title Monaco: Whats Yours Is Mine which will then be replaced by Bungie’s Halo Reach for the remaining half of the month.

Remember, you only have three more days to download the current Games with Gold titles which are Striker Suit Zero on the One and Dishonored on the 360.

What do you think about the latest batch of Games with Gold titles? Let us know below.

Tropico 5 – Multiplayer Trailer

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El Presidente is back and extremely proud to reveal the second feature trailer for his highly anticipated city-builder; Tropico 5. In Tropico 5 you return to the remote island nation of Tropico and expand your dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century. You will be facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research and FINALLY for the first time in Tropico history — cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to 4 players.

Tropico 5 is released for Xbox 360 later this summer.

 

NHL 15 Official Teaser Trailer

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EA today announced EA Sports, NHL 15, the first title in a new generation of hockey videogames that boldly changes everything you know about the award winning franchise.

Experience the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of the sport as real-world physics are extended to all 12 players on the ice, as well as the puck itself. Look, move, play and think like a real hockey player with all new authentic player modelling and an evolved arsenal of tools, including the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI that allow for an unprecedented level of control and elevated player intelligence. Take in the emotion of every play as you immerse yourself in authentic arenas across the National Hockey League. You’ll play in front of a full house of fans created with 9,000 dynamic and individual crowd models, the most ever in a sports videogame. Finally, witness the most realistic broadcast package to date, as NHL 15 overhauls the look of the game with the new NBC Sports Game Day Presentation featuring the commentary team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Eddie Olczy. TSN analyst Ray Ferraro will also provide insights at ice level.

From the ice, to the fans, to the presentation, NHL 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet like no other game before. NHL 15 will hit stores worldwide this fall for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

 

Xbox Reveal E3 Media Briefing Information – Monday June 9th

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Microsoft have confirmed via Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb’s blog, that this year’s Xbox Briefing at E3 will be held on Monday June 9th at 09:30 AM PDT (17:30 PM GMT). The briefing , being called Xbox: Game On, will be streamed over Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Windows Phone globally.

Xbox have promised some fan centric events for those at E3 and those watching at home with more details being revealed as E3 approaches. Yesterday Phil Spencer, the new head of all things Xbox, promised some reveals for Xbox before E3 itself.

 

GRID Autosport Set For June Release

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Codemasters have today revealed details on GRID Autosport, their most authentic racing title to date with a diverse new world to explore is due to be released on 24th June in North America and 27th June in Europe. The catch is it’s an Xbox 360 title with no mention of the Xbox One. To get you petrol heads excited, here’s the new gameplay trailer:

What follows below is the official press release (unedited) from Codemasters with new screenshots included. Go ahead, take a read and let us know what you think of this new racing title in the comments section below.

*** Press Release starts ***

GRID Autosport will bring alive the experience of becoming a professional racing driver in a new world of contemporary and classic motorsport. Drawing in spirit from classic Codemasters titles such as the TOCA series, developed in conjunction with community feedback and retaining the core GRID focus of ‘being all about the race’, gamers will experience a world of breadth, of depth, of intensity and of course, of the excitement that only racing cars can deliver.

Racing alongside a teammate, players must overcome key rivals and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In GRID Autosport s huge career, gamers will specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, manage tyre wear and race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races.

Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, » Continue Reading.