Thursday, 27 August 2015

Gears Of War Ultimate Edition Review

The Gears Of War franchise has come so far in it's milestone since November the 7th ''2006'' yes it's been that long! I'm sure we can all remember when we first fired up that lancer, & the frilling rush that awaited us on our jouney' the guy's over at Epic Games had created for us.

So where does it all begin i find you asking yourself?  well for those old & new followers to the gears franchise. it follows protagonist Marcus Fenix, on planet sera, a soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments tasked to lead a last-ditch effort to destroy the Locust Horde and save humanity.

With the much improved picture quality sound movement & graphics, the best game of the gears series in my opinion' has just got taken to another level of awesomeness! with this said, many of us remember the struggles we had finding them dog tags' in the campaign mode for achievements ( ggggrrrrrrhhh ). but now along with your collectible cog tags' that earn you comic pages, to be read out through the campaign to give you more insight into the story's after the ones of the Delta squad.

immerse yourself into the bonding & the very tradages that Delta squad had to over come between games within the comics.

with added detail to our courageous comrades'  back stories through the comics, while also briefly introducing us to new people. we all remember the first time we heard that blood curdling scream of the ''Bezerkers'' running up behind you' or sneaking around every corner lol. well if like me your getting on a bit in the age department, & the eye's aren't quiet what they where back in the early years, fear not because this updated  & re-mastered gears of war title has it all!  

thanks to the guys over at Epic Games we have even better! smooth running engines! a great looking multi-player that is totally out of this world! trust me on that one :). you will find yourself losing many hours & days fighting the cause lol.

With added chapters (3) to be precise you will have to go along way to find a damn good reason not to purchase this re-mastered  gears title! whether your old or new to the gears franchise you couldn't ask for a better game to get your passion for gaming up and running.

So there you have it. we haven't gone into to much detail with regards to the game it's self, as we here at Gamesbooth hate to spoil it for our fellow gamers out there. with this said you can check out the fact sheet below. for those that wish to know a wee bit more before they tackle the legends that is Gears Or War!!

Enjoy fellow comrade's!

Gamesbooth Rating 10/10   

Gears of War Ultimate Edition
Formats: X360, XO
Out: TBA
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Epic Games

Gears Of War Fact Sheet

Experience the iconic adventure that launched one of the most celebrated sagas in gaming with “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.” The shooter that defined the first generation of HD gaming has been painstakingly remastered in 1080P and modernized for Xbox One with all-new content, including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox and heart-pounding 60 frames-per-second multiplayer action.

“Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the depths of the planet. Players step into the boots of Marcus Fenix, a disgraced former war hero who seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

 The First at its Best: The original “Gears of War” has been completely rebuilt from the ground up in full 1080P. Every aspect of the game, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes have been beautifully recreated. The game includes five exhilarating campaign missions never available before on console. These missions follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station and face off against a terrifying Brumak. Improved checkpoint placement, an additional difficulty level (Casual), and a modernized co-op experience that lets you join and quit seamlessly as well as set your individual difficulty level make this the definitive “Gears of War” campaign experience.

Fans can also go deeper into “Gears” fiction with five “Gears of War” comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game.

 Genre-Defining Multiplayer: The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running at a blistering 60 FPS. It includes all original DLC maps and three new multiplayer maps from the original “Gears of War” PC version for an incredible 19 multiplayer maps. In addition, “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” features newly added multiplayer modes, including Team Death Match, King of the Kill and a special 2v2 mode designed by the “Gears of War” community. 

Returning modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex. The game also features 17 unlockable “Gears of War 3” characters in multiplayer.

 Multiplayer Your Way – Dedicated Multiplayer Servers and LAN Support: Play “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” cooperatively with a friend over Xbox Live or battle head-to-head with others in competitive multiplayer, powered by Xbox Live’s dedicated servers. The game also features all-new Xbox Live Achievements with 1,250 Gamerscore to be earned and has LAN support.

 Modernized Controls, Co-Op and UI: “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” features modernized controls that have been re-tuned for Xbox One, including improved input acceleration, aim assist and haptic feedback for the Xbox One controller. In addition, a number of improvements and additions have been made to the co-operative experience, controls and UI based on “Gears of War 3,” including:

o Ability to revive teammates while in cover
o Ability to toggle weapon while roadie running/evading
o Improved sensitivity customization
o Alternate controls and new tournament controls
o Improved situational awareness in multiplayer through enemy spotting and tac-com features in “Gears of War 3”
o Letter boxed split screen (horizontal letter box)
o Seamless joining and quitting from co-op Campaign
o Individual difficulty settings for splitscreen co-op
 Early Access to the “Gears of War 4” Multiplayer Beta: As an added bonus, “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” offers early access to the “Gears of War 4” multiplayer beta in 2016.
 19 Classic Maps, Remastered for Xbox One: The complete list of remastered multiplayer maps featured in “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” includes: War Machine, Mausoleum, Escalation, Clock Tower, Fuel Depot, Rooftops, Canals, Gridlock, Mansion, Tyro Station, Old Bones, Raven Down, Garden, Subway, Bullet Marsh, Process, Courtyard, Sanctuary and Gold Rush. “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” also includes one brand new map meant for the next 2v2 game mode, Boxes.

Published by Microsoft Studios, the award-winning “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 23 million copies worldwide and redefined the third-person shooter genre. Launched to critical acclaim in 2006, the franchise has inspired a full line of toys and collectibles, apparel, graphic novels and a book series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss. Helmed by The Coalition, the “Gears of War” series is exclusive to Xbox and its riveting multiplayer action makes it one of the most popular titles on Xbox LIVE. More information can be found at

Just Cause 3 Destruction dev diary available now

Avalanche & Havok combine at PAX Prime Panel - August 28th

The second entry in the JUST CAUSE 3 Dev Diary series takes a close look at the destruction that sits at the heart of the game. In the video, the Avalanche team discuss the dynamic nature of the technology and the unique scenarios that this gives birth to:

We’ve been focused purely on the new generation of high-end technology from the very beginning of development” said Game Director Roland Lesterlin “this huge amount of extra horsepower allows us to do things that simply weren’t possible until now”.

Watch the ‘Episode 2 – Destruction’ dev diary here 

Anybody attending PAX Prime should head over to the Sphinx theatre at 15:00 Pacific on August 28th to join Avalanche Studio's Fred Hooper (Lead VFX artist) and Niklas Norin (Lead AI Designer) alongside Havok's Cormac O'Brien as they reveal how their technology and expertise combines to create the incredible destruction and chaos that lies at the heart of Just Cause 3.

The JUST CAUSE 3 – A BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUND OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION panel – hosted by Greg Miller – will explore how the game’s 400 square-mile sandbox combines Destruction, Physics and AI to create the explosive emergent gameplay that the Just Cause series has set new standards for. 

Get ready to ‘Set the World on Fire’ on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end Windows PC on December 1st 2015.

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        New GAME store to open in The Mall shopping centre
         Store opening will bring fifteen new jobs to Walthamstow
     One million Reward points up for grabs with in-store purchases between 4th – 7th September

GAME, the UK’s leading video games retailer, is today announcing the launch of a new store in Walthamstow, at the The Mall Shopping Centre, to open on 28th of August at 9am.
Opening ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, the first GAME store in the area will bring new jobs to Walthamstow, with 15 new staff being recruited to join the GAME team. 
To mark the big opening, gamers in the local area are encouraged to come down and take part in a host of exciting activities happening in and outside store from launch day. This will culminate in an exciting one million Reward points giveaway; as any customer who makes a purchase in store between 4th-7th September, will be entered into a prize draw.
Dave Howard, Operations Director for GAME says: “GAME is continuing to build its presence in East London; we already have our flagship store in Westfield Stratford and now we’re really looking forward to becoming a part of the gaming community in Walthamstow.
We’ve got some amazing deals on the biggest and best new releases and I have a great team who are eager to get out there and have fun with the gaming community in our new home. Make sure to keep an eye on @GAMEWalthamstow for all the latest information.”

Hi All,

Start your World Cup preparations with the official videogame: Rugby World Cup 2015.  Published by Bigben Interactive, the game will be released two weeks before the start of the tournament,  on the 4th of September and will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC. 

Players will be able to take control of some of their favourite teams in order to win the much coveted Web Ellis Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2015
Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, PSV, X360, XO
Out: Sept 2015
Publisher: Bigben


Kick Off Or Play FUT Draft In The FIFA 16 Demo

The FIFA 16 Demo is scheduled to launch from September 8th to 10th* on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. For many, this will be your first opportunity to experience the new ways to play, gameplay innovations, and sights and sounds of FIFA 16 before the game hits shelves on September 24 in the UK and Ireland.

Here is what you can expect in the FIFA 16 Demo.

Game Options

  • Kick-Off: jump onto the pitch and play a match. When starting the FIFA 16 Demo for the first time on PC, Xbox One, or PS4, you will begin at El Clasico, Real Madrid C.F. at home to FC Barcelona.

  • FIFA Ultimate Team Draft: experience a brand new way to play - FUT Draft. Make careful decisions as you build a squad, then take them onto the pitch in an offline match.

  • FIFA Trainer: everyone can Compete at a Higher Level in FIFA 16. Check out the FIFA Trainer, a new contextual training system, to pick up some new tips while playing Kick Off or FUT Draft. 

  • New Skill Games: while matches are loading you'll have a chance to try out six new skill games.

  • Bundesliga Broadcast Presentation: experience authentic broadcast graphics on PC, Xbox One, 
  • and PS4 when Borussia Dortmund visits Borussia Mönchengladbach at BORUSSIA-PARK.

Pick From Top Teams

Included in the demo are 10 top Club Teams and two Women’s Teams*, including the World Cup Champion, U.S. Women's National Team.


  • FC Barcelona
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Chelsea FC
  • Inter Milan
  • Manchester City
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid C.F.
  • River Plate
  • Seattle Sounders
Women’s National Teams:
  • Germany**
  • United States**

Stadium Options

The FIFA 16 Demo will include your first chance to play in BORUSSIA-PARK and CenturyLink Field. Real Madrid’s Santiago

Pre-order your copy today to get up to 40 Premium FUT Packs.  Restrictions apply. Click here for details
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Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XO
Out: 24/09/2015
Publisher: EA

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Today, the Bungie team will continue to roll out all-new information for the upcoming Destiny: The Taken King

On Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00am Pacific, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with James Tsai (Design Lead) and community guest Mr. Fruit. They’ll be infiltrating the Dreadnaught, fighting the Taken and debuting an all-new Strike against a rival Cabal invasion force deep within The Taken King’s stronghold.

The livestream will be viewable here: In advance of the stream, please feel free towatch the trailer here:

Destiny: The Taken King, will be available on Tuesday, September 15th

Talk with the developers at and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, visit and follow the official Destiny social channels and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter. 

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

Play FIFA 16, Homefront: The Revolution, Battleborn and Rock band 4 first at Insomnia55

The best games first, the biggest Youtubers and the UK’s biggest line-up of eSports tournaments; final line-up announced for Insomnia55, 28th-31st August

Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest and rapidly growing gaming festival Insomnia, is delighted to unveil the final line-up for Insomnia55. Featuring the UK’s biggest line-up of eSports tournaments, live shows from Youtube’s biggest stars and the most anticipated games of 2015, Insomnia55 will be the biggest and best Insomnia festival to date at the Ricoh Arena from August 28th-31st.

Insomnia55 brings attendees closer to the action than ever before, with Microsoft’s stunning Gears of War: Ultimate Edition introducing the original Gears to a whole new audience, while longstanding fans of the 3rd person shooter will relish this remastered classic. Microsoft’s presence doesn’t end there; with Forza Motorsport 6 showcasing the racing enthusiast’s dream of high-octane thrills in some of the world’s most sought after cars.

Nintendo makes its Insomnia Gaming Festivals debut, where Fans of Splatoon can hone their skills in preparation for tournaments taking place throughout the weekend. Gamers with a creative streak can realise their vision with Super Mario Maker and fans excited to take control of Fox McCloud once again will be delighted with the addition of Star Fox Zero to Insomnia55’s exhibition floor.

Complementing Insomnia’s biggest ever games line-up which includes first plays of FIFA 16, HomeFront: The Revolution, Battleborn and Rock Band 4, Insomia55 also features some of the most loved Youtubers. From Yogscast, Lewis, Sjin, Duncan, Sips, Hannah, Martyn, Hat Films and Turps will be sharing some of their unique insight into gaming culture, while stars such as Syndicate and The Diamond Minecraft return after attending previous Insomnia festivals.

First-person shooter enthusiast Ali-A attends for the first time this year and The Sidemen return, featuring KSI, W2S, Vikkstar123, Behzinga, Zerkaa, Miniminter and TBJZL; bringing their unique sense of gaming-focused humour to the event. With Kwebbelkop, Slogoman, The Gaming Lemon and Jelly also attending, Insomnia55 will be the best place to see your favourite stars.

“We’re delighted to bring an amazing line-up of publishers and incredible games, playable for the first time to Insomnia55,” said Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO of Multiplay. He continued, “With our already announced special guests, including the biggest stars of YouTube, and the UK’s biggest line-up of eSports tournaments, Insomnia55 has more content than ever before, offers more choice to our community, and invites new fans to experience the Insomnia Gaming Festivals for the first time.”

Insomnia55, powered by GAME, features more live ‘Lets Play’s’, more exhibition booth gaming, and more interactive gaming content than any Insomnia event to-date. Other regular returning features include the 24hr BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer / Console) LAN areas, the Minecraft zone, Panel Talks, the Indie Zone, the Retro Zone, the Tabletop Gaming Zone, and the burgeoning Retail zone.

The impressive growth of the Insomnia series sees Insomnia55 expand with four external Marquees raised to provide an additional 8000sqm space for the UK’s biggest and fastest growing gaming festival.

Insomnia55 takes place at the Ricoh Arena over Summer Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, August 28th to Monday, August 31st 2015. Tickets are currently on-sale and are available via

For more information, please visit the Insomnia Gaming Festival website or contact

Dishonored Definitive Edition launch trailer!

due out in Europe on the 28th August 

Dishonored Definitive Edition
Formats: PS4, XO
Out: 28/8/2015
Publisher: Bethesda

LEGO® Dimensions™ Main Game Includes 14 Distinct Levels

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today screenshots that showcase some of the many different environments that exist throughout the 14 levels of LEGO® Dimensions™, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay. Players can interact with most of the fan-favourite universes within LEGO Dimensions from the Starter Pack main game, no matter which characters, vehicles and gadgets they choose to play with, and with no additional purchase or expansion pack required.

At the start of the game, the heroes Batman™, Gandalf and Wyldstyle begin their journey on the Yellow Brick Road in the colourful world of Oz. Their quest takes them through the city of Ninjago, plus Metropolis, Middle Earth™, and Hill Valley, just to name a few. Each level offers players a new mission on their path to save the LEGO Multiverse.

For players who want to further customise their gameplay experience, the characters, vehicles and gadgets from any of the LEGO Dimensions Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs can be brought into any of the different level environments with no restrictions. The LEGODimensions Level Packs will provide players with an additional level to play of a given entertainment franchise, in addition to the 14 levels included in the main game.

Launching 29th September 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo´s Wii U™ system.

Follow LEGO Dimensions at:
Twitter: (@LEGODimensions)
Instagram: (@LEGODimensions)