Tuesday, 31 May 2016

JUST CAUSE 3: MECH LAND ASSAULT due June 3rd

Includes 2 pilotable mechs, new missions, challenges & more

JUST CAUSE 3: MECH LAND ASSAULT, the second content pack from the Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass will be on sale June 3rd for Expansion Pass Holders, with a wider release to follow on June 10th.

MECH LAND ASSAULT takes Rico Rodriguez to the new island of Lacrima, home to an abandoned eDen research base and a prison camp run by the mysterious Black Hand. Defended by huge powerful Mechs, Rico will need the new Bavarium Power Core rifle to disable their shields and hijack them. Once inside, Rico can use their powerful cannons and the GRIP Gravity Guns to hurl and smash the enemy into pieces.


Features- Pilot two types of powerful Mech and drive them anywhere in Medici.
- Unleash the Mech’s Gravitational Remote Influence Projector or “GRIP” to attract and hurl objects at your enemies.

- Jump and smash helicopters from the sky or ground pound tanks with the GRIPS’s “Force Pulse” attack.

- Prove your skills and earn upgrades in Mech arena challenges.
- Call in a Rebel Mech buddy for extra firepower when the going gets tough.
- Includes a powerful new energy weapon, the Bavarium Power Core rifle.


The Bavarium Wingsuit from the Sky Fortress DLC fundamentally changed how Rico could traverse Medici. This time, we wanted to shake up how Rico interacts with his environment in a similar way,” explained Tobias Andersson, Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios. “The new Mechs allow Rico to throw enemies, vehicles and chaos objects around like tennis balls – increasing the scope for physics-based fun. Whether you’re juggling a small car or punching helicopters out of the sky, the Mechs give you the opportunity to mess with your surroundings in creative, explosive ways.”


The MECH LAND ASSAULT pack is priced at $11.99 / €11.99 / £9.49 whilst the AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass is available for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99. The final content pack –BAVARIUM SEA HEIST – will be released by the end of summer 2016, released one week early to Expansion Pass holders.
 





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Dead Island Definitive Collection Launches Today!
The fan favourites are back and looking bloody beautiful!

Deep Silver and Techland today release the ultimate Dead Islandexperience, with Dead Island Definitive Collection!
The wait is over! Now players can appreciate every drop of blood in full remastered goriness as it splatters across the screen.

Comprised of the original Dead Island and its undead successor Dead Island: Riptide(including all previously released DLC), Dead Island Definitive Collection brings the two legendary zombie games together for the first time, completely remastered to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC!

Within the collections, and making its debut in the mix of flesh-rending zombie chaos is a new gem just waiting to be discovered! A classic side-scrolling/endless runner action game,Dead Island Retro Revenge!

The rebuilding of both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide on Techland‘s next gen engine brings with it a significant visual & performance overhaul, introducing many cutting edge current-generation graphical effects:

·        Higher Quality Textures 
Game textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board

·        Photorealistic new lighting system 
The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look to the beautiful sunny tropical setting

·        Physically based shading 
The introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions

·        Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasing 
The addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience
Dead Island without unsightly “jaggies“ – meaning a much cleaner look throughout

·        Improved-quality game models and geometry assetsAll major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase



·        HBAO and motion blur effectsThe introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion  adds a extra layer of depth and realism to the world

Through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience.
·        Updated game UI

Providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide. Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience.

·        The Current-gen Console ExperienceThe Dead Island Definitive Collection will also of course take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS Vita Remote-Play (PS4), Share-Play (PS4), streaming and recording

·        Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode)
And last but not least, The fan favourite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with craziest power-up ever!
Dead Island Retro Revenge

Features at a glance:
·        Retro look meets melee-based combat
·        Featuring leaderboards, achievements and plenty of depth
·        Game mechanics include power-ups, super attacks and a combo system
Dead Island Definitive Collection is a compilation containing Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and also includes for free Dead Island Retro Revenge!. It will be available at retail and digital for a suggested price of $39.99/€39.99/£29.99Available at the same time, Dead Island Definitive Edition, and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition will each be available separately and as a digital download for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC at suggested a price of $19.99/€19.99/£14.99
All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and Windows PC.

Friday, 27 May 2016



Today we are happy to announce Head To Head Week in GTA Online. Running today through June 2 players can enjoy deep discounts across real estate, transportation, weapons, and various services. Special deals include 50% off all stilt houses, the Benfactor Dubsta 6x6, and Armed Insurgents. Additionally, this weekend only players can take advantage of double RP and GTA$ in ALL Races and Sumo Mode. 


Reap GTA$ bonuses and huge discounts as part of Head to Head Week in GTA Online, live now through next week Thursday June 2nd. All GTA Online Races including all player-created variations are paying out big over this weekend - a great way to stack some funds to help take advantage of massive savings on a variety of discounted luxury items, from coveted Stilt Houses to the 6-wheeled Benefactor Dubsta and so much more.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP BONUSES
Buckle up for Double GTA$ & RP in ALL Races across the board through the end of day this Sunday May 29, including both Rockstar-created and all player-created Races. And from Monday through Thursday next week, players can still earn Double RP playing Races in the featured Playlist, accessible from the GTAV boot screens.

Additionally, the fan-favorite SUMO Adversary Mode is also paying out the same bonuses this week. Players can earn Double GTA$ & RP when playing it today through Sunday, and Double RP when playing it in the featured Playlist Monday through Thursday.

50% OFF ALL STILT HOUSES
Dynasty 8 is taking half off all Stilt Houses now through next Thursday. From Vinewood to Rockwood, enjoy beautiful, million dollar views from the Hills for just a fraction of the price.

50% OFF THE BENEFACTOR DUBSTA 6X6
Marry elegance and supreme ruggedness with the purchase of the Benefactor Dubsta 6X6, at half cost all week. When cruising the city streets or tearing through the rough terrain of Blaine County, the Dubsta 6X6 is up to the task – players must be rank 100 or better to unlock this fearsome 6-wheeled beast.

25% OFF BENNY'S UPGRADES
Upgrade from stock cars to supreme rides. Fill the garage of your new Stilt House properly with upgraded Sultan RS’, Banshee 900RS and many more upgraded Benny's vehicles all at 25% off.

DISCOUNTS ON INSURGENTS
Warstock Cache and Carry, in conjunction with manufacturer HVY Industries, is giving substantial discounts on both Insurgent variants. This week only, purchase the standard Insurgent for 25% off and the Armed Insurgent for 50% off the original price.

75% OFF LESTER SERVICES
Through next week Thursday, Lester Crest has been kind enough to slash 75% off all his services. Whether placing a bounty on an enemy, locating a vehicle or having the 5-0 turn a blind eye to your mischievousness, Lester is definitely a contact you want to have. Just find him in your iFruit directory and put him to work.

25% OFF SELECT AMMU-NATION MERCHANDISE
Ammu-Nation is getting in on the savings with a bang, selling the Shrewsbury RPG, Hawk & Little Homing Launcher and corresponding ammo at 25% off.  

 

The second HITMAN Elusive Target is live now

The second Elusive Target, The Congressman is now live in Sapienza across all platforms. A briefing video is available online and in-game to help players determine the approximate location of the target. Players will need to own HITMAN Episode 2: Sapienza in order to access this content.

Elusive Targets are part of the live content being published for HITMAN in-between episodes and represent a new game mode debuting for players. They are not going to be easy but if you can prove yourself, you’ll earn in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target contracts. You will receive the first reward, the signature suit from Hitman: Absolution for successfully completing 5 Elusive Target contracts. Complete 10 Elusive Target contracts to receive the signature suit from Blood Money. Future rewards will include versions of those suits with gloves.

The Elusive Targets are specially crafted, unique targets, which come with particular rules:
·         An Elusive Target is a once in a lifetime experience
·         They are available for a limited time only in game – this first Elusive Target will last 48 hours
·         Intel on the target will be limited
·         They will not appear in instinct mode, or the mini map and their locations will not be revealed to you – you’ll have to go and find them
·         Plan accordingly before you engage your target
·         Your target can only die once
·         If you die during the mission, that’s it
·         When the time runs out, they are gone for good
·         If you fail, there are no second chances
Don’t miss out.

Start time: Friday May 27 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT
End time:  Sunday May 29 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT 

HITMAN is available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
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F1 2016 TO FEATURE IMMERSIVE TEN YEAR CAREER MODE

SAFETY CAR, VIRTUAL SAFETY CAR AND NEW BAKU CIRCUIT ALSO ANNOUNCED
 

Codemasters® and Koch Media today announced that F12016, the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will include the most immersive career mode ever featured in the franchise. F1 2016 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) this summer. 

F1 2016s new career mode will take gamers deeper into the worlds most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport, both on and off the track. The life-like recreation of the sport will be further enhanced by the addition of the sports iconic Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car, as well as the introduction of the challenging new street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE. 

F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise, said Lee Mather, Principal Games Designer at Codemasters. The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons. Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life. 


Mather continued: The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise. 

In the new career mode players select an avatar to represent them within the game world as well as choosing a number to take with them through their career. They are then free to choose from any of the FORMULA ONE teams, all with different goals and expectations. It may be more challenging to start further down the grid, but it will also be easier to exceed team expectations. Players can earn contracts and move from team to team, or choose to develop their favourite team into a championship contender. 


To complement the on-track experience, and to expand the realism of the Career mode, F1 2016 includes stunning hospitality areas for each team that act as the players game hub. In this area they will work with their Research and Development Engineer and Player Agent to develop their progress both on and off the track. To further enhance the immersion, players will also be able to spot other key figures from the paddock within the hospitality areas. 

In what is already a very exciting season, the 2016 season sees Azerbaijan become the latest addition to the FORMULA ONE calendar, with capital city Baku playing host to what could very well be the fastest street circuit of the season. Early screenshots show off the new time of day editor which allows players to dramatically customise the visuals of the race experience. The brand-new Haas F1 Team makes their debut in the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and in the process become the first all-American-led F1 team in three decades. 










Follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for future updates. Further details will be released on the upcoming game soon. 



GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Coming June 7th

In Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, become a proper boss – and climb to the top of the GTA Online criminal hierarchy with your own Organization HQ. 

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce Further Adventures in Finance and Felony is coming to GTA Online, June 7th.Further Adventures in Finance and Felony continues a player’s mission to become the ultimate criminal kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County in one of GTA Online’s biggest and deepest updates yet.  

A giant leap up the corporate ladder following the VIP experience of Executives and Other Criminals, the Finance and Felony update gives players the opportunity to expand their organization and become CEO of their own Criminal Enterprise.


The Pegassi Reaper, one of the new vehicles befitting your elite status.

Players can acquire a high-rise office and special warehouse properties to begin buying and selling a range of contraband across the city, all the while fighting the LSPD and the rest of the southern San Andreas criminal underworld for access to the rarest items and the biggest profits.

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony combines all new gameplay with a host of special new vehicles, exciting new features and much more. 


Associates recover Special Cargo in Buy missions arranged by the CEO.
  

The Mechanical Apartheid

“How did we get here?” - Find out in the Live Action Trailer

Today, Square-Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal unveiled their Live Action Trailer for the much anticipated Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™. This short immerses you in the world of Deus Ex®, providing you with insight as to how things have changed since the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, outlining the shift from the golden era of augmentation to the Mechanical Apartheid.



In 2027, mechanically-augmented people all over the world suffered from extreme psychotic delusions, lost control of themselves, and started attacking people. Millions died. Hundreds of thousands more were injured and maimed. In the wake of this global catastrophe, society has become divided by hatred, prejudice, and fear, with many countries now enacting harsh laws. The most notable of these laws is the highly controversial “Human Restoration Act”, aimed at isolating “Augs” and keeping them away from “Naturals”.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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BIGBEN AND KYLOTONN RACING GAMES ANNOUNCE WRC 6, THE OFFICIAL 2016 VIDEO GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP.

WRC 6 is the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. It includes the 14 WRC events, all the official WRC drivers and teams, as well as a wide selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers.
The game is scheduled for Autumn 2016 and will be released on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC Steam.
Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games are proud to announce the release of WRC 6, the official 2016 video game of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The game is set to be released this autumn and will be available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.

After the success and the experience gained by Kylotonn Racing Games with WRC 5, the studio collected all the feedback from the community to improve the 2016 version of the game, and raise the WRC experience on consoles to a new level of realism and excitement. As its first rally game, WRC 5 was a big challenge for Kylotonn and its team of passionate developers which is now working on this new edition, with the help of an active community of racing gamers and WRC fans.

“We spent the last 8 months, since the release of WRC 5, collecting and studying all the feedback from the community to improve the experience and take it to a new level” says Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn. “The experience gained from WRC 5 helped the team to completely understand the expectations of racing fans when it comes to rallying. Roads were too wide in WRC 5? They will be narrower and more bumpy in WRC 6. Stages were sometimes too short? We created new longer stages and reworked everything to make them longer and more challenging. These are just a few examples of the massive improvements we are bringing to WRC 6 and we already know that players will definitely appreciate these changes”, concludes Alain Jarniou.






Danger and diversity are at the heart of the World Rally Championship and WRC 6 will be the best way to feel the excitement of being in the boots of a real driver among some of the toughest conditions around the world. WRC 6 will bring a batch of new features to be announced in the coming weeks but it also takes advantage of new development tools which will increase graphics and audio perception for the players. E3 2016 in Los Angeles (June 14th – 16th) will be a first occasion to discover more about WRC 6 thanks to an impressive setup.
WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said WRC 6 would provide an even more realistic challenge for gamers. 
“If you enjoyed WRC 5, then you will love WRC 6,” he said. “The developers have introduced significant improvements to make the playing experience even more exciting and true to life, while remaining faithful to its core aims of being an all-action game which takes in classic rallies and legendary special stages on all types of road surfaces.”
WRC 6 will feature all 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China, all the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category. eSports WRC, the first international online competition of the WRC, which was launched in January 2016 with WRC 5, will continue in WRC 6 with amendments in terms of access, rules, and format which will be unveiled nearer the release of the game.
WRC 6 will be available this autumn for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.
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Thursday, 26 May 2016


TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON® WILDLANDS RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW TRAILER


COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Today, Ubisoft kicked off its E3 festivities with a brand new trailer for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands, the latest in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise, and unveiled the pre-order details on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Developed by Ubisoft Paris, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the first military shooter set in a massive and responsive open-world, entirely playable in single-player or up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Bolivia a few years from now, a country transformed by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state.

Sent behind enemy lines, the Ghosts will have to cripple the Santa Blanca cartel’s operation, breaking alliances between the drug lords and the corrupt government, and saving the Bolivian population from the cruelty of El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader. To do so, players will have total freedom of choice to complete missions how they choose and watch as the world reacts to their actions.

“As part of the Tom Clancy franchise, authenticity is one of the key pillars which will bring the Wildlands to life in our latest instalment in the franchise,” said Eric Couzian, Creative Director on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. “Our goal has been to build the Ghosts as credible Spec Ops, so players have a range of options in facing not only the deadly cartels, but also the roughness of the multifaceted Bolivian landscape. Ghosts are survivors and hunters, they can blend in all sorts of environments, leaving no trace except in the heads of their terrified enemies. We want players to feel this power.”

Furthermore, Ubisoft has also announced that the following premium editions are available for pre-order now, in addition to the standard game: 



·         The Deluxe Edition, available at GAME, contains the Standard Edition and the digital Deluxe Pack, which includes: the Huntsman rifle and motorbike, 3 emblems, 3 weapon camos, 3 character customisation items, and an XP booster. The physical version of The Deluxe Edition will also include 2 extra physical items: an in-game map of Bolivia and the original soundtrack of the game.




·         The Gold Edition, available at Amazon, includes the Season Pass, giving players access to two major expansions, as well as exclusive digital content such as equipment packs, an exclusive vehicle, epic weapons, and the digital Deluxe Pack.


·         The Calavera Collector’s Case, exclusive to the Uplay Shop, includes all the equipment needed to operate as a Ghost deep inside the Bolivian wildlands to take down the vicious Santa Blanca cartel. This includes the Gold Edition alongside the Ghost’s Audio Headset replica, a fully functional headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One* and PC. Last but not least, the Collector’s Case also contains a Santa Blanca Cartel Skull, an in-game map of Bolivia, the original soundtrack of the game, a Bolivian carrying pouch, and 3 postcards of Bolivia.


Additionally, fans who pre-order the game will also receive “The Peruvian Connection”, a bonus mission in which they will embark on a perilous journey through the high mountains of Bolivia to break the alliance between the Santa Blanca and the Peruvian Cartels.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit ghostrecon.com.



MIRROR’S EDGETM CATALYST: WHY WE RUN TRAILER

Watch New Gameplay Footage and Prepare for Launch

The launch of Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst is closing in. And rest assured, we are immensely thrilled to let you start exploring the city of Glass in just a few weeks. With a new trailer dubbed “Why We Run”, you’ll get another taste of Faith’s origin story and the rush of free running among the rooftops. Enjoy. 

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will launch on June 9th, 2016 in the United Kingdom for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Origin for PC. Make sure to pre-order Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

WHY WE RUN TRAILER:



Want to experience the rise of Faith early? With the Play First Trial, members of EA Access* and Origin Access** can try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for a limited time starting June 2nd. (Origin Access is available for players on Origin PC and EA Access is for the Xbox One players.)

Battle Mini Game Coming to Console Edition in June!

Team Minecraft at Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft is excited to share some cool new content for “Minecraft: Console Edition”, as we’ll officially be releasing mini games via a free update this June.

Coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends is already a popular activity among “Minecraft: Console Edition” players – and long may it continue! But with our new mini games, we'll be helping you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rule sets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score.

The first mini game we’ll be rolling out is called Battle, which will include three maps, and will allow you to set up a competitive multiplayer fight for survival, where speed, strategy, and sometimes pure luck will make you the winner. Players in Battle matches use randomly-generated resources found in chests placed in specially-designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free-for-all death match until the final victor is determined. The fun isn’t over after you are defeated though, as fallen players can spectate the match by flying freely around each arena as a bat.

Battle matches can be played with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight players online via Xbox Live. You can also find other community members to join your game via an in-game matchmaking system.

See you in the arena!   
  
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