One of the titles I was most looking forward to getting hands on with was the latest in the series from BioWare Edmonton; Dragon Age Inquisition. Unfortunately attendees were not able to play for themselves, but BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn walked gamers, trade and press alike through an extended demo on stage.
Flynn immediately went into detail on the nine companions available and explained that the character creation system allows for millions of combinations. With nine class specializations, 21 combat trees and 200 spells and abilities, it was demonstrated that your character will play the way you want to play. There are 200 different weapon and upgrade schematics, 150 different types of armour, and 80 materials, each with their own properties. Holy crap that makes for some serious customization!
As Flynn begins the walkthrough we spot he is playing as a female Warrior. Flynn begins in Fallow Mire, a dark swamp which is full of decaying structures and wildlife. A perfect setting for the hordes of the undead wandering around. Rain and fog make for a nice atmosphere, but don’t hamper the view as you can still see your main objective. Flynn explained that the goal of this quest is to rescue some Inquisition soldiers who have gone missing. It doesn’t take him long to learn that a ruined castle called Hargrave Keep is spot where the soldiers are being kept by hostile Avvar barbarians.
Immediately we noticed that the combat system has been vastly improved and looks to flow a lot better especially when switching between companions on the fly to use whatever abilities are needed to help turn the tide of battle. Probably the biggest difference everyone will be keen to try is the addition of a tactical camera view. » Continue Reading.
Metro Redux, due for release on the 26th August in the US, and the 29th August in Europe, has a new trailer.
Discover how 4A Games have made Metro Redux one of the most complete and ambitious ‘remasters’ of modern times. Improved graphics, new game modes and additional content and features make Metro Redux a compelling package for newcomers and Metro fans alike.
The boxed copy of Metro Redux contains remastered versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, with all previously released add-on content. Both campaigns can be tackled in ‘Spartan’ or ‘Survival’ play styles, and the legendary Ranger Mode is also included in both games.
Beginning in October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, providing Xbox One users in those markets with an over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through the USB single tuner, an alternative to accessing TV content from a cable or satellite set-top box connected through the HDMI-In port. The new digital TV tuner will also support free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards. Here’s a list of the capabilities enabled by the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner:
Watch HD TV on Xbox One: With the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you can watch free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television channels without changing TV inputs. You can receive game invitations and notifications while watching TV and even watch TV while you wait for a multiplayer match to start. TV Viewing in Snap Mode: You can watch TV using the Snap mode, watching TV on the side and leaving the main screen for games, Skype, or other applications. Pause Live TV: Pause your favorite show when you get up to take a break. TV Listings in the OneGuide: TV listings will be available in the OneGuide. From anywhere, say “Xbox show guide, what’s on BBC One?” to quickly navigate directly to that channel’s listings*. Favorite Channels in the OneGuide: Create your own personal Favorites in the OneGuide so you can easily choose what you want to watch. Channel Tuning by Voice: The OneGuide allows you to call out your favorite TV channel by name and start watching it instantly*. The OneGuide on Xbox SmartGlass: Now you have access to the full OneGuide on the new Xbox SmartGlass app with the ability to tune channels on your TV. TV On Demand: TV listings in the OneGuide will indicate which shows are available on demand from video apps.
Capcom are set to bring back the highly demanded and fan favourite classic 1996 (later 2002) Resident Evil title in a definitive re-visit on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One (amongst other platforms).
That’s right Barry, what is this news?
Today Capcom did indeed announce that in early 2015 we’ll be able to digitally purchase this new remastered version for both of our beloved Xbox consoles and PC. At present we don’t have any footage or screenshots to share (a potential for GamesCom maybe?) but we do have a collection of artwork and the full press release below. Oh and of course the announcement video from Producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Tatsuya Kitabayashi.
If like me and many of our generation (late 20′s – early 30′s(ish)) you remember staying up late playing this on the Playstation or Sega Saturn, being scared witless by the vicious dogs jumping through corridor windows, and then not being able to sleep for the rest of the night, then this will truly be a great walk down memory lane.
Enjoy the details below. And keep your eyes on ThisisXbox.com for more news and updates as we get them.
Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. » Continue Reading.
Respawn have announced that the second DLC Pack for Titanfall, will release on Xbox One and PC on July 31st. Xbox 360 player can expect it a month later as with all new updates and content for the game.
It will come with three new maps; Dig Site, Haven and Export. It will be priced at $9.99/£7.99 as a standalone Pack or free as part of the season pass which will give you access to all three planned map packs for Titanfall at $24.99/ £19.99
Are you a superfan of Xbox, gaming, Call of Duty, Shooters, RPG’s, or even anything non-gaming related? Victory Television, a Sony company, are in production with a brand new gameshow called The Fanatic. The series has been described as “a fun new game show which celebrates the most passionate, most knowledgeable and most devoted fans in Britain, and gives them a chance to show off what they know!”
A poster was sent to thisisxbox, and if you’re reading this right now we would love you to apply!
If you do happen to get involved or apply by emailing Victoria Television, let thisisxbox know your progress if you consider yourself a Super Fan – you might win an amazing prize??
Players Can Now Enter The Octagon® with TJ Dillashaw, Takeya Mizugaki, and Tyron Woodley in yesterdays free EA Sports UFC content update!
The free update which can be downloaded right now from your Xbox One consoles features three new UFC fighters including bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight contender Takeya Mizugaki and welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. In addition to the roster expansion, the content update also contains key gameplay additions and improvements including, but not limited to: the addition of sprawls when defending power takedowns, updated fight finish that allow players to land extra shots as a fighter gets knocked out and new touch glove animations at the start of the round.
Check out the below trailer to see all these new updates brought to life:
We are very excited about the passion our community has for the game. From the forums to our social channels, we have been monitoring and listening to feedback from our fans. This content update is our first step in an ongoing commitment to delivering a constantly evolving and improving EA SPORTS UFC.
- Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA SPORTS UFC
Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. The game is available now Xbox One.
Creative Director Alex Amancio presents you the technological leap which will allow you to live a unique experience in Assassin’s Creed Unity. With a redesigned game engine, refined fighting skills and combat system, but also a breathtaking atmosphere: welcome to the true new-gen experience!