Thursday, 30 April 2015



Join Bungie and special community guest tripleWRECK on Twitch for the reveal of a challenging new Crucible event to be included in the House of Wolves called Trials of Osiris. It’s a 3v3 elimination event where power levels matter. The more wins your team accumulates, the greater your rewards, which include Orsiris-themed, endgame gear. The livestream will be exclusively viewable here: http://www.twitch.tv/bungie.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves expands your Destiny adventure with a wealth of new weapons, armour and gear to earn in new story missions and quests, three new competitive multiplayer maps and a new co-op Strike.

Additionally, House of Wolves introduces a brand new competitive multiplayer event in the Crucible called Trials of Osiris, and a brand new co-op arena activity called the Prison of Elders.

The Guardians have grown strong, and now the Queen of the Awoken has called upon them to hunt down the House of Wolves, Fallen subjects once loyal to the Queen before their violent rebellion. Meet with the Queen’s emissaries at the Reef. Hunt down their Fallen betrayers. Earn your rewards. Become Legend.
                               
KEY FEATURES:

  • New Co-op Arena Activity – Set in the Prison of Elders, teams of three players can take on waves of increasingly difficult enemies to earn high-level legendary and exotic rewards. You can match-make with other players anytime, or form your own Fireteam to take on higher difficulty challenges with even greater rewards.

  • New Competitive Multiplayer Event – The Trials of Osiris is a brand new, weekly 3v3 elimination event where power levels matter. Entrance is obtained through a Trials Passage, a scorecard that tracks your team’s wins and losses. The more wins your team accumulates in each Passage, the greater your rewards, which include Osiris-themed, endgame gear.

  • New Loot and Customizations – Earn new weapons, armor, and gear, including Legendary, Exotic, Faction and Fallen-themed items. Personalise your Guardian even more with House of Wolves themed emblems, armour shaders and player ships.

 
  • Level Increase – Raise your Light Level to 34, including the introduction of gear ascension to increase the maximum level of previously earned Legendary and Exotic weapons and armor.

  • New Story Missions and Quests – Take on new adventures through new missions and quests featuring Petra Venj of the Queensguard and Variks, a Fallen loyal to the Queen.

  • New Social Space – Visit a brand new space in The Reef – set within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter – with new vendors offering unique rewards, new bounties and more.

  • New Strike: The Shadow Thief – Board the House of Wolves Ketch on the Moon and hunt down a notoriously cutthroat Fallen mercenary named Taniks.

 
  • New Competitive Multiplayer Maps: 

    • Black Shield – a decommissioned Firebase is believed to have been a key defensive position used by the Cabal when they established their warbase on Mars

    • Thieves’ Den – a Fallen hideout located in the calderas of Venus with precarious drops that offer alternate routes for those willing to risk the fall

    • Widow’s Court – an asymmetrical map with both long sightlines and tight interiors, set in the European Dead Zone on Earth

  • PlayStation® Exclusive Content* – PlayStation® gamers will also get access to a fourth competitive multiplayer map,Timekeeper, which is set within a mysterious clockwork-like structure on Mars built by the Vex 

 Bungie.net HOW page which is updated for each reveal: https://www.bungie.net/en/event/houseofwolves#new-arenas_ 

Bungie Twitchhttp://www.twitch.tv/bungie 

Last Night’s Teaser (Trials of Osiris):











Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves, will be available on Tuesday 19th May. 

The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.netwww.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels atwww.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter. 

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Destiny
Formats: PS3, PS4, X360
Out: 9/9/2014
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New screens, Live action stills & reveal trailer for Halo Gaurdians 5


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PRODUCT INFORMATION  
Halo 5: Guardians
Format: XO
Out: 2015
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: 343 Industries









Round 1: Fight! Capcom Pro Tour Returns to EGX 2015

EGX Fight Zone ranking event features largest ever prize pot

Gamer Network, the world’s leading network of independent video games websites and producer of the UK’s premiere video games events, prominent fighting video games publisher Capcom and veteran fighting tournament organisers Unequalled Media, today announced the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) will return to EGX this September with the EGX Fight Zone Pro Tour Ranking Event.

The Capcom Pro Tour is the world’s largest competitive fighting game championship, featuring the most popular fighting game on the planet: Ultra Street Fighter™ IV. Players from across the globe battle through a yearlong tournament circuit in order to claim one of the 32 qualification spots for the year-end Capcom Cup. Fifteen contestants will qualify from the ranking point leaderboards, with EGX being a crucial event in the calendar.

The EGX Fight Zone ranking event - operated by Unequalled Media - will be one of the most exciting CPT tournament events on the circuit. Seventy-two players from all over the country face-off in Ultra Street Fighter™ IV on the main EGX stage, Sunday 27th September. Not only do the top 16 winners receive Capcom Pro Tour ranking points, for the first time this year there will be a £2000 prize pot for the top 3.

All 72 finalists are selected during the EGX Qualification Series, taking place in numerous offline and online qualifiers between now and Sunday 27th September. Unequalled Media have teamed up with tournament organisers in London, Essex, Leicester, Southampton, Manchester, Leeds, Scotland, Brighton and Birmingham to cater to players throughout the UK.

For more information about the EGX Fight Zone ranking event, including how to enter and the full qualification schedule, please visit fz.egx.net.

To find more info about the Capcom Pro Tour please visit www.capcomprotour.com.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveals Batman™: Arkham Knight Season Pass and Premium Edition

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the Season Pass and Premium Edition for Batman™: Arkham Knight, the epic conclusion to the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios.  Both the Batman™: Arkham Knight Season Pass and Batman™: Arkham Knight Premium Edition are now available for pre-order from participating retailers. The Season Pass is priced at £32.99 and the Premium Edition, which includes both the Season Pass and the main game, is priced at £87.98 for console, and £67.98 for PC.  

The Batman™: Arkham Knight Season Pass will deliver regular new content for six months post-launch including new story missions, additional super-villains invading Gotham City, legendary Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks. The Batman™: Arkham Knight Premium Edition includes the main game and the Season Pass.



Batman™: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available on 23rd June, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. 

Batman™: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman™: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.

For more information on Batman™: Arkham Knight, please visitwww.batmanarkhamknight.comhttps://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham orhttps://twitter.com/BatmanArkham.com.


PRODUCT INFORMATION
Batman: Arkham Knight
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 2015
Publisher: Warner Bros.
JUST CAUSE 3 GAMEPLAY REVEAL TRAILER RELEASED
Pre-order today to secure the Weaponised Vehicle Pack 
Square Enix and Avalanche Studios are delighted to debut the world-first gameplay reveal trailer for Just Cause 3. Captured straight from actual gameplay, the trailer shows Rico Rodriguez unleashing his unique brand of chaos and destruction across the Mediterranean island paradise of Medici as he seeks to destroy General Di Ravello’s hold on power by any means necessary.


Pre-order Just Cause 3 now and secure the Weaponised Vehicle Pack, shown at the end of the trailer. The Weaponised Vehicle Pack includes 3 x exclusive luxury vehicles primed for action and fully loaded with the firepower to kick start a revolution.
Just Cause 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in Holiday 2015. 
 Related Links
Official Homepage: justcause.com
Official Facebook® Page: facebook.com/JustCause
Official YouTube Channel: youtube.com/c/JustCauseGame
Follow @JustCause on Twitter®: twitter.com/JustCause



Bungie continue to roll out information for the upcoming Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves.

On Wednesday 29th April at 19:00 BST, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll (Bungie Design Leads), along with community member tripleWRECK. They’ll be playing a brand new, weekly competitive multiplayer event called Trials of OsirisIt’s a 3v3 elimination event where power levels matter. The more wins your team accumulates, the greater your rewards, which include Osiris-themed, endgame gear. The livestream will be exclusively viewable here: http://www.twitch.tv/bungie. 

Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves, will be available on Tuesday 19th May. 


The community can interact with the developers at www.Bungie.netwww.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels atwww.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter. 

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Destiny
Formats: PS3, PS4, X360
Out: 9/9/2014
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie

Monday, 27 April 2015










Cosplay Returns to EGX with Biggest Ever Presence
    European Cosplay Gathering Chooses EGX for UK Competition

Gamer Network, the world’s leading network of independent video games websites and producer of the UK’s premiere video games events, and European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), Europe’s premier cosplay competition, today announced the UK Preliminaries will be held for the first time at this September’s event.
   
With 11 European countries participating, the internationally recognised European Cosplay Gathering is one of the largest cosplay events on the continent. The UK Preliminaries – held on the dedicated EGX cosplay stage – will take place on Sunday 27th September, and are open to UK passport-holders and permanent residents aged 17 and over. Whether passionate about video games, comics or anime, ECG encourages all styles of cosplay and costuming. The overall winning individual and group will be selected to represent the UK in an ‘all expenses’ trip to the finals at Japan Expo - held in Paris in July 2016. Those wishing to enter the European Cosplay Gathering will be able to enter via the EGX website cosplay section (available through www.egx.net/egx/2015 ) from June.
   
Further to the EGC UK Preliminaries, EGX 2015 will see the return of the firmly established EGX Cosplay Championship - in association with cosplay organiser Zonic Productions - on Saturday 26th September. Now in its third year, the EGX Cosplay Championship is the UK gaming community’s largest cosplay contest, attracting scores of entrants. With high profile judges invited from the cosplay community, plus a high value mystery prize, this year’s cosplay contest will be - in keeping with the rest of the show - the largest and most impressive EGX has seen. Cosplayers can register for the competition at the show’s cosplay desk at least two hours prior to the competition. More information on the entry requirements will be available on the EGX website (www.egx.net/egx/2015 ) or by emailingcosplay@egx.net .
   
In addition to these two headline events, the EGX 2015 cosplay stage has activity throughout the four days of the show, including panels, mini masquerades, photo shoots and the return of the hilarious timed cosplay show 'Beat The Cosplay Clock’. More information, as well as a full activity schedule, will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.
   
For more information about the European Cosplay Gathering, please visit the following links:
   
ECG website: www.european-cosplay-gathering.com 
   
ECG Facebook:  www.facebook.com/cosplaygathering .
   
ECG Team UK Facebook: www.facebook.com/ecgteamuk 
For more information about the EGX Cosplay Championships and all EGX cosplay activity please visit www.egx.net/egx/2015 or email cosplay@egx.net .

BLACK OPS IS BACK!
TREYARCH & ACTIVISION REVEAL THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III

Sequel to the Most Played Series in Call of Duty History
Arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 system and PC Friday, 6th November

Pre-order Now To Get Access to the Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta

Black Ops III Redefines How Call of Duty is Played Delivering Innovations Across Every Mode – Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies -- in the Deepest Call of Duty Ever


Mark your calendars for the return of the most played series in Call of Duty® history, because Black Ops is back!  Call of Duty®: Black Ops III will arrive Friday, 6th November, to take fans on a journey to the dark, twisted and gritty world of Black Ops with a true next generation experience that redefines Call of Duty.  Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by award-winning developer Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a campaign that can be played as a full single player game or co-op online with up to four players, the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty and, a mind blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

Activision and Treyarch also announced for the first time on Call of Duty next gen – a multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.  Fans who pre-order the game now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC will get access to the Beta*, details for which will be announced at a later date. 


“Nearly 100 million people have played Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, making it the most-played series in Call of Duty history. And those fans are about to get the best Black Ops game we’ve made yet with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision. “This is Treyarch’s first three year development and man, have they made the most of it; with a ton of innovation across all modes of play and of course a mind bending, wild ride of a story, Black Ops style. Our fans will get a taste for themselves with a Beta later this year. But for now, Black Ops is back.”

The Black Ops series is the most played in Call of Duty history with nearly 100 million registered players having played Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Call of Duty®: Black Ops II combined.  For award-winning studio, Treyarch, thismarks the first time with three-years for development, which has been fully leveraged to bring the Black Ops series to next gen with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


Black Ops III is without a doubt, the most ambitious project ever in the history of our studio. Since the launch of Black Ops II, we have been pushing ourselves to develop the best Call of Duty game we can for the millions of fans that continue to play our games, even to this day,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.  “We’ve been taking advantage of the three year development cycle by pushing our game design forward in every way imaginable, crafting all-new experiences, mechanics, systems and characters, all in the deepest Call of Duty that we’ve ever made. This really is like getting three games in one.”

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign deploys players into a future world, where bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  In a world more divided than ever, this elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger and smarter 


The most engaging and rewarding multiplayer offering to date debuts a new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, all while maintaining complete control over their weapon at all times. Treyarch also introduces its new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat.  Multiplayer is rounded out with an all-new weapon customisation system that give players more powerful tools than ever to build and personalise that perfect weapon.  Additional details about multiplayer will be announced at a later date.

No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies, rounding out the offering.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a completely unique Zombies experience and is the most immersive and ambitious Zombies to date, complete with a new XP progression for players, adding unprecedented levels of depth and re-playability.


Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut that continues to reinvent itself year after year with new storylines and exciting features,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising, GameStop. “We’ve been able to get an early look at Call of Duty: Black Ops III and are extremely impressed with what we’ve seen and expect it to be a huge hit yet again.”

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer Beta* will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 system and PC.  Actual platform availability and launch date(s) to be determined.  See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details and redemption instructions.  After redeeming a Beta Access code, stay tuned for more detail on how and when players can access the Beta. Limited time only, while Beta codes last, at participating retailers.  Internet connection is required.

For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated.

*To access multiplayer on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required; on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus (sold separately) required.

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
From: Activision


Major Updates for Dying Light Developer Tools |’Beyond Dying Light’ Contest Announced


In an official teaser video, Techland revealed its plans to further extend the capabilities of the Dying Light Developer Tools. To help players fulfill all their creative ideas for original Dying Light content, Techland will continue to expand the editor with regular updates, including new features as terrain creation & editing, custom models import, and multiplayer support. 
In collaboration with Nvidia, Techland also announced the ‘Beyond Dying Light’ contest.  All users of the Dying Light Developer Tools who upload and submit their openly available maps by May 11, 2015 have a chance to win an ASUS GTX 980 Strix graphics card and exclusive Dying Light merch. Contest details and the submission form can be found at DyingLightGame.com/Devtools-Contest.

At the same time, an additional three episodes of the Developer Tools video tutorials were released. These new videos explain how to use advanced lighting on maps and how to make good use of enemy zombies. A second wave of new videos, focused on quest design, will be published next week. 
The complete ‘Dying Light Developer Tools Guide’ playlist can be found on the game’s official YouTube channel here: 
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Dying Light
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 27/1/2015
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Developer: Techland