Tuesday, 1 December 2015

These are the baubles you’re looking for!
New Star Wars™ Baubles From Numskull

Numskull are proud to announce the release of their first Star Wars™Baubles, bringing fan favourite characters from the original trilogy to festive branches throughout the Galaxy.

Star Wars fans can help ensure the Force will be strong this Christmas by hanging these iconic characters on their trees to celebrate the holiday season.

Numskull pride themselves not just on their superb designs but also on their superior quality of product. Made from high quality tin, each set features six baubles with four different styles to choose from, including a dedicated imperial pack with a Death Star bauble.

Visit www.numskull.co.uk for more information on stockists.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015



Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Crew® Wild Run, the expansion to the action-driving MMO The Crew®is available worldwide for download from November 17th and will be available in stores on November 19th on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Starting today all players of The Crew will experience a free update including updated graphics, new lighting effects, redesigned areas adapted for all types of vehicles and the all-new weather system.

In The Crew Wild Run, players will hit the road with four new vehicle types created to test their driving skills and push the limits of the road: dragsters, designed to reach incredible top speeds; drift cars that demonstrate impressive control; unstoppable monster trucks that can perform dangerous backflips and insane jumps; and a range of agile motorcycles geared to take on the fastest cars on- and off-road.

The Crew Wild Run will rally players to “The Summit”, the largest challenge in a driving game to date, where they will showcase their talents across the widest range of skillsets and terrains. Each summit will last three days on average and will take place in iconic US locations. Two Summit Qualifiers will pop up every week. After a full month of intense competition, the best participants will get access to the Monthly Summit Finale in order to battle to become king of the road and be rewarded with an exclusive new vehicle. Players will have a chance to challenge their friends in FreeDrive activities, allowing them to create their own race in The Crew’s gigantic open world playground. Speed and skill challenges as well as Stunt competitions will also be on schedule, with brand-new trials created exclusively to fit new vehicles’ specificities.

Moreover, an updated free trial* version of The Crew will be accessible for all players, giving them access to two hours of gameplay on all platforms. They will also be able to complete the game’s prologue; to explore the playground; to start the story campaign playable solo or in co-op; participate in Extreme Spec Trials to get a feel for Drift cars, Dragsters and Monster Trucks; or visit the Saint-Louis Bike Dealer to test-drive motorbikes on offer.

For more information on The Crew Wild Run, please visit thecrewgame.com.


The Crew: Wild Run
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 17/11/2015
Publisher: Ubisoft

Thursday, 5 November 2015

HITMAN - EGX with David Bateson

The Io-Interactive team showcased HITMAN at EGX 2015, the UK biggest games event at the end of September and were joined by a special guest, David Bateson, who has been the voice of Agent 47 for the past 15 years. This video follows the team and gives fans an insight into what was presented and the reactions from fans.

HITMAN is a single player creative stealth action game, featuring the world’s ultimate assassin, Agent 47, in the prime of his career. As an operative of the International Contract Agency, his job is to take out powerful, high-profile targets around the world. Where each location is a living sandbox, where every NPC has a name and every room matters. The game has a pure focus on taking out your target and complete freedom of approach. Where you go, when you strike and who you kill… is all up to you. You have the power and intelligence of Agent 47 at your fingertips and it is your choice whether to use brute force or orchestrate a genuine masterpiece of assassination.

Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 11/03/2016
Publisher: Square Enix

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Fallout 4, we’ve just released a new gameplay trailer!

Fallout 4 is the next generation of open-world gaming where every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home. 

Set to release worldwide next week on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Fallout 4 is the long-awaited follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, and the first title from the award-winning team at Bethesda Game Studios® since the release of their global phenomenon and 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®.

For more information on the game please visit: www.Fallout4.com.

Fallout 4
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 10/11/2015
Publisher: Bethesda


The Masters of Spinjitzu Return in Action-Packed Mobile Adventure

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced today the release of  LEGO ® NINJAGO™: Shadow of Ronin, available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on the popular TV series “LEGO NINJAGO : Masters of Spinjitzu,” the mobile game extends the high kicking fun of the handheld game to mobile devices and introduces an enhanced player experience, including improved touch screen controls and an upgraded hint system.

 “We’re excited that players can now enjoy the latest LEGO NINJAGO adventure on their mobile devices, which allows gamers to experience this hugely successfully series in a whole new way,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “With enhanced touch screens controls and upgraded game mechanics,  iOS is a perfect platform for fans and newcomers to journey through the expansive world of NINJAGO, on the go, anytime, anywhere.”

 In  LEGO NINJAGO : Shadow of Ronin, players must battle a new threat who goes by the name of Ronin. With the help of his army of dark samurai, Ronin is on a mission to steal the Ninjas’ memories using an ancient and powerful weapon called the Obsidian Glaive. Players must drive, fly, stomp and slide their way through iconic locations from the “LEGO NINJAGO : Masters of Spinjitzu,” TV series, while helping the Ninjas reclaim their powers before Ronin completes his plan and releases an even greater evil on NINJAGO.  Using their Spinjitzu abilities, fans can also unleash each Ninja’s unique power to smash through enemies, solve puzzles and  even team up to create the fabled multi-elemental Tornado of Creation.

 Developed by TT Games,  LEGO NINJAGO:  Shadow of Ronin  is now available for £3.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/lego-ninjago-shadow-of-ronin/id1039141908?mt=8. Coming soon to Google Play.

 For more information, please visit:  http://www.lego.com/ninjago.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

"Halo 5: Guardians" smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history

Latest entry drove more than $400 million in global sales of "Halo 5: Guardians" games and hardware during first week and pushes franchise over the $5 billion mark.

One week after launching worldwide, "Halo 5: Guardians" has made history as the biggest Halo launch and fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to date, with more than $400 million in global sales of "Halo 5: Guardians" games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime. With the highest week one attach rate for a Microsoft first-party title on Xbox One, the game was the most played of any game on Xbox One, as well as the most played on Xbox Live.  

Fans have logged more than 21 million hours of total gameplay, including 12 million hours in campaign mode alone. The widely praised multiplayer modes have also led to 9 million total hours played with nearly 7 million multiplayer matches played across Arena and the all-new Warzone mode. In addition, Halo fans are taking to the new Requisition System in a big way, with over 45 million REQ Packs acquired, totaling more than 568 million REQ Cards.

Last week's "Halo 5: Live" earned a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most watched video game launch broadcast, setting a precedent with more than 330,000 unique streams on the evening of the broadcast. In addition, content from the broadcast generated 5.5 million total views throughout the week. This resulted in a spike in digital sales of "Halo 5: Guardians," leading to it becoming the best-selling digital game ever in the Xbox Store for an opening week.

"The success of 'Halo 5: Guardians' is a testament to the innovative work from the entire team at 343 Industries to bring this installment to Xbox One and the incredible community of fans who have come to love the story, characters and gameplay central to the franchise," said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. "The game represents all the possibilities of Xbox One and has earned its place as the anchor title in the greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history."

Fans around the world have discovered the pure entertainment of what  The Verge calls "an absolute masterclass in how to craft a first-person shooter" and currently the highest rated Xbox One exclusive, first-person shooter game of 2015, according to Metacritic. A custom Twitter emoji of the Master Chief — the first ever for a video game franchise — is the result of Twitter's hunt for partnerships with iconic, global brands. The buzz also extended to Twitch, where "Halo 5: Guardians" was the most streamed Xbox One exclusive game, with more than 3 million hours watched in the first week.

Just as fans are diving into "Halo 5: Guardians," professional players as young as 13 years old are also getting ready for the Halo World Championship that begins later this year. The competition will run December through March and be divided into five regions, with the best players from the U.S. 

and Canada, Europe, along with the Middle East and Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, as well asAustralia and New Zealand coming together to battle for dominance. Due to the crowd funding enabled through the "Halo 5: Guardians" REQ System, the overall prize pool has reached $1.5 million and continues to grow daily. Additional information can be found by visiting halo.gg.

Halo 5: Guardians
Format: XO
Out: 27/10/2015
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: 343 Industries


Live concert footage from Black Veil Brides and music videos from Blink-182, George Ezra and more playable this week
Activision celebrates new content with GHTV All Access Weekend

Following the launch of Guitar Hero Live, players have rocked out to over 200 songs in GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network. Today, Activision and FreeStyleGames kick off a regular series of GHTV content additions that will be accessible free of charge to players who purchased the game, growing the already extensive library with new music on a regular basis. By the end of the year, over 70 new songs will be added to the platform and accessible by all players.

In celebration of the new content, Activision is giving all Guitar Hero Live players free on-demand access to the entire GHTV catalogue throughout the whole weekend, starting at 12pm this Friday, 6th November.

This week in GHTV, Guitar Hero Live introduces the following:

·   Black Veil Brides Premium Show, which includes playable footage from the band’s live concert DVD “Alive and Burning,”will be live on Friday. The DVD chronicles the band’s first ever recorded live performance during their successful Black Mass Tour in November 2014 at the legendary Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Three of the songs from the DVD will be playable in GHTV, including “Heart of Fire (Live)”“Fallen Angels (Live)” and “In the End (Live).

·    Legendary Headliners Premium Show, including “Monster” by Paramore, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy and“First Date” by Blink-182 is live now.

·  Pop Goes GHTV Premium Show, featuring “Chocolate” by The 1975, “Believer” by American Authors and “Budapest” by George Ezra is live now.
In the coming weeks, fans can look forward to even more music, including playable concert footage and music videos from Judas PriestIggy Pop, Bully, Leon Bridges, Biffy Clyro, Weezer, Rival Sons, St. Vincent, Alice in Chains, System of a DownBring Me the Horizon and many more.

In general, new playable music will arrive in GHTV first as Premium Shows. To access most Premium Shows, players can complete the in-game challenge of achieving at least three stars on three different tracks in the GHTV channels or in the catalogue. And, by playing a Premium Show, players have the chance to earn in-game prizes such as status and coin boosts, unique player cards or note highways to show off their rockstar status online. Generally, after a Premium Show ends, the songs will be added to the on-demand catalogue, and then they will enter the regular channel rotation. 

Guitar Hero Live is available now on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U™ console as well as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Download Fallout C.H.A.T - the official Vault-Tec Communications Hub And Transmitter -for all of your Vault-Tec communication needs. Jazz up your messages with a custom keyboard, over 60 Fallout emojis, and animated Vault Boy GIFs.    

Fallout C.H.A.T is available worldwide for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  Visit the App Store or Google Play to start chatting today.

Happy texting!

Fallout 4
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 10/11/2015
Publisher: Bethesda

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Join the Movement Committed to Changing the Face of Men's Health

Start growing your Mo, Tenno! Digital Extremes, creator of the AAA Free-to-Play hit, Warframe® is breaking out the virtual staches once again and proudly participating in Movember, the annual month-long celebration of the moustache to help raise awareness of men's health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. With more than $650 million dollars raised globally, the charity aims to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives by addressing both physical and mental health issues.

Starting today, players logging into Warframe on PC, Xbox One or PS4™ will get to sport in-game, The Dastard -- the first of up to five free virtual moustaches equipable on their favorite space ninja in missions throughout the Solar System. To gain access to the additional moustache styles players are encouraged to visit the Warframe Movember website -- www.warframe.com/Movember -- where they can donate to the cause and help reach multiple fundraising goals to unlock the additional free, all-new for Movember 2015 in-game moustaches to class up their Waframes throughout the month of November.

Warframe holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Wearing False Mustaches in a Videogame set during Movember 2014 with over 10,000 Tenno across PC, PS4™ and Xbox One donning their favorite mouth brow in-game.. Alongside the Guinness World Record, the Warframe Community raised thousands of dollars for the charity throughout the month-long event.

Digital Extremes is continuing to raise awareness this year and encouraging its 19 million+ players to donate and make a difference as they run Movember-related events, Community contests, livestreams and more throughout the month. Be sure to follow the WarframeCommunity activities on Warframe.com as well as on the Warframe Facebook and Twitterchannels with #Moframe.

"Acts of honor are fundamental traits of the Tenno in Warframe and we are honored to contribute to such a meaningful, worthy cause," said Meridith Braun, VP of Publishing at Digital Extremes. "With all the activities we have planned throughout the month, I know our Tenno will rise to the occasion with donations to help fund Movember's programs to improve men's health worldwide."

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health. Once signed up on Movember.com, men, also known as Mo Bros, grow a moustache for the 30 days of November, raising awareness and funds for men's health programs as friends and family donate to their efforts. This year the foundation is introducing MOVE, its 30-day fitness challenge inviting participants to be more active while raising funds and awareness for men's health.

Warframe is available for free download on PC, PS4™ and Xbox One. To find out more about Warframe, please visit www.warframe.com.

LEGO® Dimensions™ Gets Even Bigger with Release of Five Expansion Packs Based on Doctor Who, LEGO Ninjago, The Simpsons and The LEGO Movie! New “Hire-a-Hero” Feature Lets Players Sample Characters

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the Friday 6th November UK release of five, highly collectible LEGO® Dimensions™ expansion packs based on Doctor Who, LEGO®   Ninjago™The Simpsons™, and The LEGO® Movie™. Players can customise their gameplay experience with the purchase of these Wave 2 Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs which provide an additional level, buildable characters, vehicles, and gadgets with special in-game abilities.  Plus, any expansion pack character can unlock the corresponding Adventure World of the same brand to provide players with additional open-world gameplay content based on that entertainment property.

Additionally, new to LEGO Dimensions is the “Hire-a-Hero” feature update that allows players to sample a selection of Wave 1 expansion pack characters using studs collected in the game. Players can select the hologram minifigure near certain hint stones to unlock characters for a limited time to try out their special abilities to solve problems and complete puzzles. Characters from subsequent waves of expansion packs will be added in the future.  

Fans who want more of the Whoniverse beyond the Doctor Who level in the LEGODimensions Starter Pack can purchase the Doctor Who Level Pack which includes “The Dalek Extermination of Earth,” an additional mission-based Doctor Who level, along with a 12thDoctor LEGO minifigure, TARDIS and K-9 – all playable in the game. The Doctor must prevent the Daleks from taking over London by travelling through time and space and even to the furthest extents of the galaxy. Equipped with his TARDIS, he is able to navigate the passageways of time and space to solve mysteries and avert hostile alien invasions.  Players can activate the Doctor’s special Hacking, 

Technology, Fix-it and Doctor Regenerate option to help him solve in-game puzzles and defeat menacing enemies.  The TARDIS and K-9 models can each be physically built and then rebuilt twice to do entirely different things in the digital game for massive variety. 

The LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole LEGO minifigures lets players use their golden Ninja weapons, unleash their Spinjitzu skills and activate other special abilities to overpower any enemy who stands in their way.  Players can also rebuild Cole’s Builder Bomber into a Boulder Blaster and Cyclone Jet and Kai’s Blade Bike into a Flying a Fire Bike and Blades of Fire vehicle.

Players can add a touch of mischief to their LEGO Dimensions gameplay with their choice ofThe Simpsons Fun Packs featuring Bart Simpson and Krusty the Clown.  In The SimpsonsFun Pack with Bart Simpson LEGO minifigure, players can activate Bart’s Target and Mini Access abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also get on the move in Bart's awesome Gravity Sprinter that rebuilds into a Street Shredder and Sky Clobberer for extra in-game powers.  In The Simpsons Fun Pack with Krusty the Clown LEGO minifigure, players can activate his special Growth and Hazard Cleaner abilities. When Springfield’s favourite entertainer needs a ride, players can use his Clown Bike and rebuild it into a Cannon Bike and Anti-Gravity Rocket Bike to upgrade its powers in the game.

Players wanting to bring a hop, skip and a dance to the crazy mash-up multiverse of LEGODimensions can add The LEGO Movie Fun Pack with the Unikitty LEGO minifigure. Players can activate her special Rainbow LEGO, Master Build, and Big Transform abilities to solve puzzles and defeat destructive enemies. Her Cloud Cuckoo Car can be rebuilt it into the X-Stream Soaker and Rainbow Cannon for upgraded in-game powers.

LEGO Dimensions is now available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo´s Wii U™ system.

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