Thursday, 19 October 2017

EPISODE 2 ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’ AVAILABLE NOW ON XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4 AND PC

4K Support Added for PlayStation Pro

Today marks the release of Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 - Brave New World, now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) and PlayStation Pro owners can now enjoy the game in 4k!

“Although PC players have been able to enjoy the game in 4K resolution since the release of Episode 1, we are happy to announce that PlayStation Pro owners can now play all episodes in 4K by offering a 'high resolution' mode.” Said Jeff Litchford, Vice President – Deck Nine Games. “Alongside PS4 Pro support, Xbox One X users will also see 4K support later this year.”

Episode 2: Brave New World showcases some new characters and environments alongside others that are making a return from the first game. As Chloe and Rachel’s family life continues to crumble, their friendship blossoms and the two girls discuss running away together. However, before they can go Chloe gets involved with an errand for Frank Bowers, which puts her in a dangerous situation and exposes an uglier side to Arcadia Bay… 


LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

 Noise Bomb – Need for Speed Street Leagues

The street leagues of Fortune Valley stand between Tyler’s crew and the Outlaw’s Rush. Crush the races and events to get one step closer to victory.

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Go toe-to-toe with Noise Bomb, a street league from Tokyo most famous for breaking the best drift scores. Led by the ‘Drift King’, Noise Bomb are ready to beat local records with little input into Silver Rock’s politics set by The House.
Find out more here.






Transform Races is now available for free download in the dynamic world of GTA Online.

The next evolution of Stunt Racing in GTA Online, Transform Races enable players to instantly morph between land, sea and air vehicles mid-race, creating radical new track designs and race types. Switch between a wide array of vehicles across various classes - from nimble planes like the Besra and Molotok to speedy Super cars like the Vagner and Zentorno, and even versatile Special Vehicles like the Ruiner 2000 and Rocket Voltic. Courses include 15 new Rockstar Created Races, with more to be added later this fall, as well as the ability to concoct your own brand of madness with the Race Creator. 


To celebrate, Transform Races will be delivering double GTA$ & RP now until Monday, October 26th. Also live this week are massive discounts on Smuggler’s Run aircraft and much more.

See below for full information on each released track, alongside the details for this week’s discounts & bonuses, as well as the Premium Race & Time Trial schedule. 

Gauntlet II - There’s the surgically precise fighter pilot, and there’s the maniac with his foot on the floor of a Phantom Wedge. You'll need to be both here. Featuring the Molotok, Motorcycles, the Phantom Wedge and the Oppressor.

Get Wrecked - Get creative above the Los Santos Docklands on this destructive lap Transform Race. Featuring the Seashark, Shotaro, Super cars, the Mallard, and Havok.


Home Run - You haven’t thrown a real San Andreas no-hitter until you’ve taken five vehicles through the land, sea and airspace of Blaine County. Featuring Super cars, the Vortex, Mallard, Seashark and Havok.

Junk Yard - When the apocalypse finally gets underway in San Andreas, and the world lies in ruins, you can bet there will be some interesting racing opportunities in amongst the wreckage. Get practicing for the big day. Featuring Motorcycles, the Seashark and Mallard.

McKenzie - If you want all the highs and lows of Blaine County with none of the itches and nosebleeds, this point to point Transform Race that starts on Motorcycles is for you. Also featuring the Besra, Blazer Aqua, Zentorno and Trophy Truck.


Mixed-Up - Watch as the docklands, airport, business district and Legion Square all bleed into a single migraine-inducing blur in this Lap Transform Race. Featuring Super cars, the Besra, Ramp Buggy and Rocket Voltic.

Neon Mountain - Ever wondered what it would be like to drop a few tabs and race through the title sequence of some vintage 80s sci-fi? Featuring Motorcycles, the Besra and Seashark.

Plummet III - Make short work of the stratosphere in a really expensive sports car – with a twist or four. Featuring Sports cars, the Besra, Blazer Aqua, Havok and Akuma.


Separation – Start off strapped into the lovechild of a supercar and a space shuttle. Throw in a tightly-wound stunt plane and a herd of pocket-sized helicopters, and your multitasking better be up to scratch. Featuring the Rocket Voltic, the Mallard, Havok and Motorcycles.

Slalom - Whether you’re weaving through obstacles on two wheels, four wheels or two wings, the fundamental skills are the same: balance, precision, and dodging the flaming wrecks of your former competitors. Featuring Motorcycles, the Mallard and XA-21.

Slam Dunk - Line your shot up perfectly, let the pressure slide right off you, and hit nothing but net. Then watch the guy behind you screw it up by a few feet and see his flying muscle car explode on the rim. Featuring Motorcycles, the Ruiner 2000, Besra, Blazer, Hauler and Whippet.


Split Personality - You’ve only got a few seconds of hurtling down Mount Chiliad on a BMX to make that age-old decision. Left or right? With the pack or on your own? Jet-powered super car or flying motorbike? Featuring BMXes, the FMJ, Rocket Voltic, Besra, Oppressor and Parachutes.

The Dragon - What could be more appropriate for a diverse and cosmopolitan city like Los Santos than a race track in honor of the Chinese year of the Giant-Dragon-with-a-Fighter-Jet-in-its-Mouth? Featuring Compacts, the Faggio Sport, Molotok and Vagner.

Vinewood Thrills – Cruise under the Vinewood sign and ride an antique sailboat off the coast - inside a five minute lap with an executive chopper and a supercar joining the dots. Featuring Motorcycles, the Swift, Marquis, Seabreeze and Vagner.

Warped – You’re in a freefalling supercar above the business district. You blink, and you’re piloting a jet fighter. Blink again, and you’re not quite sure if this is a rocket-powered Super or a flimsy ultralight. Featuring Super cars, the Molotok, Rocket Voltic, Ultralight and parachutes.

MASSIVE SMUGGLER'S RUN SALE AND MORE IN THIS WEEK’S BONUSES

Solidifying the benefit of having friends in low places, keep an eye on your iFruit for Lamar's Contact Missions, now paying out Double GTA$ & RPthrough October 26th. Plus, make the most of your illicit earnings with big discounts on the following Smuggler's Run aircraft, now through October 26th:

  • LF-22 Starling – 25% off (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)
  • V-65 Molotok – 25% off (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)
  • Buckingham Alpha-Z1 – 25% off (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)

Legendary Motorsport is also getting in on the action this week, discounting a pair of popular Super cars:

  • Grotti Visione – 25% off
  • Ocelot XA-21 – 25% off

And if you're looking to make a few tweaks to your new set of wings or wheels, be sure to take advantage of the following discounts:

  • Engine Upgrades – 25% off
  • Turbo Upgrades – 25% off
  • Suspension Upgrades – 25% off
  • Handling Upgrades – 25% off

PREMIUM RACE & TIME TRIAL SCHEDULE

October 17th – 23rd

  • Premium Stunt Race - "45°" (Locked to Motorcycles)
  • Time Trial - "Down Chiliad"

October 24th – 30th

  • Premium Stunt Race - "Green Machine" (Locked to Super)
  • Time Trial - "Del Perro Pier"

Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place. To take a shot at the Time Trial, set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP payouts.


UBISOFT ANNOUNCES ULTRA CHALLENGE PACK FOR MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE 

WHAT:   Ubisoft® reveals more details on Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle’s second DLC. With the Ultra Challenge Pack, players will be able to test their strategic skills with:

·    8 new Ultra Hard Challenges inside each world’s Secret chapter.
·    A new co-op campaign composed of 5 exclusive co-op maps, featuring Chain Chomps, Tornados, Boos and Pyroclasts. 



The Ultra Challenge Pack is now available on Nintendo Switch™. This downloadable content is also part of the Season Pass, already available on the Nintendo eShop: Click Here


To celebrate the upcoming launch of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, we are happy to present the official launch trailer. Watch it, or answer to Frau Engel!
  
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. As BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz, prepare for an adrenaline-fueled romp with a rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal: kicking Nazis out of America! Featuring larger-than-life set pieces and an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and ├╝ber soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.



Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version to release in 2018. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more information about Wolfenstein II, visit www.wolfenstein.com.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017



Project Cars  2 - It's more Va Va Voom than you know!

Can I just say that in my humble opinion and as not a natural driving game enthusiast, I actually really enjoyed this game. I am sceptical of a new title coming in a heavily saturated genre, where you have heavy hitters such as Gran Turismo, Forza and other games that seem to call themselves a simulator.
I don't for a minute think that Project Cars 2 is a polished article such as the aforementioned above "Simulators" it is however a hoot. I could lose a lot of hours in the career mode. It has so many paths and variations to complete it doesn't get boring at all.  The selection of cars is vast, even in the short time of having it I haven't even scratched the surface of this game. One thing I can say is that, it's not one for a family man game who has 80% occupied with work and children (20% sleep). It is a commitment to the hard core gamer. Like having a classic car, the career mode needs a lot of love and attention.

Speaking of the career mode. The Pit team element is great, it has simple mode which I love, where it asks multiple questions and then fixes the car, but for the Bernie Ecclestone's out there, you can deep dive in to detail and as I don't have an engineering degree, I dare not go there! The other great thing is unlike others where you tailor the car and nothing actually happens, with this one, when you change something such as the suspension or the handling it makes a difference. which then makes you invest more into the game. I think I spent more time in the pit than on the track, not leaving until I was happy with my amendments. 


Once on the track (of which there are so many it's incredible), the cold tyres and environment settings can drive you to despair but once you get your eye in and go for it, it is thrilling. The AI is great on the other cars such a mix of super good to aggressive, also some who are worse than you, all can be edited.

I have tried to dip my toe into all the areas, the Rally races are awesome as I do love a rally game growing up with Colin McCrae, but I feel the career mode is the best feature of this game, taking nothing away from the spontaneous racing you can do, for the pick up and play dads out there.
But what about the cars... 

So many to play with, all feel and act differently, the super cars such as the Aston Martin Vulcan are as bonkers to handle and drive on the game as I would believe they would be in real life.  I am currently driving a Ford Capri at the moment in my career so a long way to go before I upscale to the heavy weights but the wait will be worth it adding to my investment in the game further.


The graphics of the game and the cars are beautiful all the detail from the skins on the paint work to the tread on the tyres its wonderful. All the tracks are amazing also the level of detail on the ground to the surrounding scenery is lovely, a lot of time and love went into this game to try and make it stand out in a saturated market space.

Game play -
Once you get your eye in its a delight the breaking/handling and acceleration is 100% accurate and enjoyable.
The Frustration-
The only frustration is the time it takes to get to a comfort zone to enjoy the game. like I said this is an investment not a quick and dirty game play, saying that, now I am in a place where it just rocks I will  persevere to be the best.

Online -
Loads to do I am lead to believe but I am so happy with the non online at the moment I don't think I will be on there for a while. But that's for another review!

Over all loved it 4/5 is a solid score but I feel it may lose its way in the saturated market space. I am sure it has a solid fan base of which I am now one, but I have a feeling this will be the argument football fans have with Pro-EVO against FiFA but with cars.
PRE-ORDER THE GAME AND OBTAIN 
THE LEGENDARY 2017 LIONS TEAM

Bigben and Eko Software release the pre-order bonus of RUGBY 18 will be released on the 3rd of November on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. 

Players who pre-order RUGBY 18 now at participating retailers will get a very exclusive in-game bonus: the 2017 British & Irish Lions team! The Lions is a legendary team uniting every 4 years the best players from England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland for a spectacular tour in the Southern hemisphere. For rugby fans throughout the world, this event is a unique occasion to gather and celebrate the values of rugby and some of the best talents in the world. This is one of RUGBY 18’s best teams, and will be playable in Quick Match Offline and Online.

RUGBY 18 will be available 3 November on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.
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F1 2017  SEASON UPDATE AVAILABLE NOW

NEW UPDATE INTRODUCES STUNNING PHOTO MODE FOR CONSOLES AND ENHANCES SPECTATOR FUNCTIONALITY

Codemasters has today announced that F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, now features updated car liveries as well as several new features and improvements.

Patch 1.9 for F1™ 2017 is available now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC and includes the much requested updated car liveries. Codemasters have released some brand new screenshots that show off the car liveries in all their glory.

The update also brings the much heralded Photo Mode to consoles for the first time giving players the ability to create, save and share incredible action shots from within the game. A number of enhanced Esports-related features are also included, the most notable of which is a brand new spectator mode which adds “TV-style” broadcast element on the left hand side of the screen. You can now showcase the current running order as well as various other statistics, such as: 

·        Gap to the race leader
·        Gap to the car ahead or behind
·        Positions lost or gained
·        Fastest lap times
·        Current tyre compound
·        In the pits
·        Number of pit stops 


As a spectator, you will now be able to control what information is shown. You can also see live timing for the car you are watching, fastest laps, as well as sector specific yellow flags. If you do not want to see any of this information as a spectator, though, you will be able to disable this as you please.

New Features Summary: 

·        New Spectator UI has been added to game.
·        LAN Mode has been added to PlayStation4 and PC versions.
·        New Grid editor available in custom multiplayer modes.
·        Photo Mode is now available on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
·        Sports Update – updated car and driver liveries.
·        Sports Update – updated car performance levels. 


Please visit the Codemasters F1 Blog for more information on all of the new features and fixes available in the latest update: http://blog.codemasters.com/f1/10/sports-update-patch/ 


UBISOFT ANNOUNCES CREATION OF ASSASSIN’S CREED® ORIGINS LIMITED EDITION YEEZYS

…IN COLLABORATION WITH CARMENO CUSTOM KICKS, WITH ONLY 16 PAIRS AVAILABLE WORLD-WIDE 

Today, Ubisoft has announced the ‘ACO Kicks’ collaboration with sneaker artist Dominic Lowman, of Carmeno Custom Kicks. Together, the video games publisher and Lowman have merged the worlds of Ancient Egypt and the influentialYeezy sneaker to create 16 pairs of bespoke, hand-crafted Assassin’s Creed Origins wearable sneakers, ahead of the global launch of the game on Friday 27th October, 2017.

The sneaker design takes inspiration from the historical setting of the latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise – marrying the modern world of popular culture with Ancient Egypt in a world first. The collaboration saw Lowman researching and exploring the ancient, in-game world created by Ubisoft’s development team in Montreal, before transforming and applying these themes into his bespoke Yeezydesign.

With a focus on Bayek, the lead character in Assassin’s Creed Origins, Lowman has produced a distinctive design available in white, and a black edition to reflect the overall design of the latest instalment in the franchise. 



Lowman, who boasts an Instagram following of over 60,000 ‘sneakerhead’ followers, said of the collaboration: “It’s been so cool to work with Ubisoft on designing the Assassin’s Creed Origin’s sneaks. For me, sneaker culture is a perfect representation of popular culture right now and it’s been amazing to merge this with a gaming franchise to create something that is not only wearable, but rich with history and a back story.”

Tom Goldberger, Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft UK said: “The collaboration with Carmeno Custom Kicks is a fantastic way to showcase the coming together of two unique creative industries. Through the collaboration, Dominic has been able to bring to life the lead protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins and to showcase the beautiful themes of ancient Egypt through his inspiring work.”

The exclusive sneakers will only be available to lucky competition winners. Details will be announced across Ubisoft and partner social media channels shortly, so fans can find out how to put themselves in the running to become one of the lucky few to own a pair of the one-of-a-kind ACO Kicks.
  
Set in Ancient Egypt at the time of Cleopatra, Assassin’s Creed Origins will take players back to the very beginning, as they discover the origins of the Assassin’s Creed itself. With an entire country to explore, from deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, players will be able to uncover the lost secrets of Ancient Egypt, unearthing hidden tombs, exploring the Great Pyramids, and discovering the stories of mummies, the gods and the last pharaohs.  The game is a brand new vision for the franchise, embracing Action-RPG elements, where players level up, loot, and choose their abilities to customise their very own skilled Assassin. They will also experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once, fighting against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore a gigantic and unpredictable land.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available on October 27th, 2017, for the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC, and on Xbox One X at its launch on November 7th, 2017.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Origins, please visit assassinscreed.ubisoft.com.

For the latest about all Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.


Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Details Revealed

Conquer land, air and sea in the amphibious battles of the Great War! In Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, players can deploy into all-out war in a variety of maps and gameplay set across Gallipoli and the North Sea. The third expansion of Battlefield 1 will bring 4 all new maps, 6 new weapons, an Infiltrator Elite Class, L-Class Destroyer, C-Class Airship, a new epic Operation and more. In the new game mode, Conquest Assault, a twist on the signature conquest mode, attackers and defenders fight over key areas, exclusively controlled by the defending team as the match starts.



  
To learn about each of the maps, weapons and more of what players can immerse themselves in with Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, coming this December, head to the Battlefield 1 website here.


ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS – “I AM” LIVE ACTION TRAILER 


Today, Ubisoft reveals the Live Action trailer, “I Am”, for Assassin's Creed Origins, directed by Daniel Wolfe.

To the rhythm of Nicholas Britell‘s The Middle of the World, “I Am” tells the birth of a myth, of an idea transcending men, armies and countries. 



Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available on October 27th, 2017 for the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC, and on Xbox One X at its launch on November 7th, 2017.








On The Charge: Official Call of Duty® Device Chargers Set To Deploy This October

EXG Unveils Two Phone & Controller Holders From Cable Guys


Launching on Thursday 28th October, EXG is excited to unveil two new Call of Duty® Cable Guys device holders complete with 3m long USB cable and adapters inspired by Activision’s iconic, blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise.  The device holder figurines are based on actual Call of Duty characters. Timed to the much-anticipated launch of Call of Duty®: WWII will be EXG’s 8-inch ode to the upcoming game’s lead protagonist, Ronald “Red” Daniels.

Additionally, for fans of previous titles in the famed Call of Duty lore, also launching will be a faithful 8-inch recreation of Call of Duty® veteran Simon “Ghost” Riley, who made his mark in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2. Each figurine will retail for $24.99/£24.99/€24.99 RRP as they pave the way for a line of other licensed Cable Guys to be revealed in the future.

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“There’s nothing else like Call of Duty®,” offered Alan Fenwick, CEO at EXG. “The enthusiasm and excitement surrounding this November’s release ofCall of Duty®: WWII is incredible. We think gamers will find both Red as well as Ghost, for fans of the franchise itself, the perfect partners for the holiday season of gaming.”


Indeed, both characters can be used to hold and charge PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers as well as smartphones of all shapes and sizes.

Both Call of Duty® holders will launch on Thursday 28th October for $24.99/£24.99/€24.99 RRP.

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The pop culture phenomenon Call of Duty from Activision is one of the biggest videogame franchises of all time. Scheduled for release on November 3, Call of Duty: WWII is a return to Call of Duty’s roots in an experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation.

Monday, 16 October 2017


UBISOFT® REVEALS MORE DETAILS ON SOUTH PARK™: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE SEASON PASS
THE SEASON PASS ADDS STICK OF TRUTH COSTUMES, TOWELIE GAME TIPS, NEW COMBAT CHALLENGES, TWO NEW STORY MISSIONS,
INCLUDING NEW COMBAT BUDDIES, NEW SUPERHERO COSTUMES AND PERKS

DLC’s available to Season Pass owners will be as followed:

“Danger Deck”, where players will have to face the ultimate combat challenge in Doctor Timothy’s Danger Deck. They will be able to unlock exclusive costumes and artifacts. “Danger Deck” will be available in December 2017.

“From Dusk till Casa Bonita”, a new story where players will team up with The Coon and Mysterion to defeat a demonic presence at Casa Bonita. This content will be available in 2018.
“Bring the Crunch”, which will introduce a new story, including an all new superhero class. It will be available in 2018.

In addition, the Season Pass will also include free Day One content:
Relics of Zaron” (costume and perks pack), available on October 17th
“Towelie: Your Gaming Bud” (in game buddy giving tips), available on October 24th

The season pass will be available on October 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Season Pass is also part of the Gold Edition, already available for pre-order on http://ubi.li/nqdj5

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an outrageous sequel to 2014’s award-winning title, South Park™: The Stick of Truth™. With crime on the rise in South Park, the streets have never been more dangerous. The town needs new heroes to rise! Continuing in their role as The New Kid, players will become a member of Coon
Friends and fight for fame and their place beside the other kids.




  
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on October 17th, 2017 as a digital download and at retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
More information on South Park is available at: www.southpark.ubisoft.com

PRODUCT INFORMATION
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 17/10/2017
Publisher: Ubisoft