Gamescom 2015 is kicking off within the hour with Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 presentation and you can watch it right here. We’re expecting big things from Microsoft, especially as they were boasting that they couldn’t fit everything into their E3 presser.
Expect/hope for some fresh footage of Quantum Break, Crackdown, Scalebound, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears 4, Forza 6 and maybe even some brand new games. We’ve said it before, but Phil Spencer and co really have an open goal here with Sony not bothering to attend this year. Is that something they’ll regret by this evening?
We’ll have full analysis of the presser shortly after it’s conclusion, but tune in at 3pm UK-time to see for yourself below. Continue reading Watch Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 Presentation here
We’ve been wondering when Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse would be making it’s way to PS4 and Xbox One and now we know the official date. We’ve even discovered a brand new trailer and handily, the new price.
The fifth game in the long-running point and click series will launch September 4th on PS4 and Xbox One, costing £19.99 ($29.99/€29.99). There will be digital and physical releases, with the latter including a printed comic book prelude. £19.99 is only the RRP though and we’ve already found a better deal on both formats, as you can see below: Continue reading Broken Sword 5 dated, priced and trailered for PS4 and XO
Parents, do not let your children see this trailer! There’s no way they’ll not want a piece of Lego Dimensions after seeing this. And how are you going to play it if you have to share with the little blighters?
Today’s trailer gives us the biggest look yet at the story for Lego Dimensions, the new name in the toys-to-life genre that we’re already trading in our Skylanders and Disney Infinity tat for. The mind-boggling mashup of characters and worlds including Batman, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and The Wizard of Oz looks like the sort of toybox-inspired fun that’s going to be a blast to play. It’s not going to be cheap, but we’ve hunted down the best deals for preorders if you want to get involved at launch. You’ll save a small fortune compared to an impulse buy on the high street too. Continue reading Lego Dimensions story trailer makes it hard to resist
New trailer released
Could this be the episode that sees the promising series finally stop treading water? After Episode 3’s ending, we’d certainly expect so. The new trailer looks like the search for Rachel Amber and the foreseen storm are going to feature heavily in the next part of Max’s adventure.
In other news, the series has already reached one million sales. Here’s to hoping Dontnod won’t make us wait another six weeks for the final episode.
You really should dive into Dontnod’s new series, as it’s shaping up nicely so far. Be sure to check out my spoiler-free reviews of Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3. Continue reading Life is Strange Episode 4 – Darkroom coming next week
Bombshell is the game that emerged from the legal minefield between 3D Realms/Interceptor and Duke Nukem’ IP holders (and ruiners), Gearbox. Originally down as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, this top-down action RPG shooter has had a lead character swap and has been renamed Bombshell.
The game will release later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully much later this year, as it’s looking decidedly average at the moment. Think Diablo III meets Smash TV, but with none of the good bits. The proof is in the playing though and if you find yourself at QuakeCon next month you’ll be able to try it for out. You never know, it could turn out to be fun. Continue reading Bombshell gets new gameplay trailer. Looks terrible
It’s time to finally see Star Wars: Battlefront in action! This is brand new debut footage captured on the PS4. We’ll have reactions for you soon in our EA E3 presentation roundtable piece. For now, get stuck into the new trailer. [UPDATE: you can read our impressions here] Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront Walker Assault trailer is here
The new E3 trailer for Battleborn has been released early and it’s looking pretty good. We’ll remain cautious until we’ve got our hands on the new FPS/MOBA hybrid as Gearbox’s output in recent years has varied considerably (Borderlands series – ace. Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem’ Forever – balls.).
It’s undeniably pretty though, reminding me of the colourful aesthetic of WildStar. Unlike WildStar though, Battleborn will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PC. With any luck we’ll find out how the FPS/MOBA model is going to work out as more details emerge during E3. Continue reading E3 Battleborn trailer shows off gameplay
If you still have credit on your Xbox Live account from when the old Microsoft Points (or MSP) were converted into local currency, today is your last chance to spend that money before it’s wiped from your account. So get it spent, now! Continue reading REMINDER: Last chance to spend cash converted from Microsoft Points
The latest trailer for Lego Jurassic World ties in neatly with the new movie as it gives you a tour of the newly opened Jurassic World theme park. We’re sure the opening will run smoothly. No wait, little Lego people are running for their lives and I’m pretty sure I saw a Raptor doing a wheelie on a bike. Clear your backlog people, this game is going to have you glued to your seats until that Platinum Trophy pings. Enjoy the trailer and take a look at our roundup of the best preorder deals for every format below. Continue reading Lego Jurassic World trailer takes you for a tour while we dig up the best prices
Today’s new video for Batman: Arkham Knight shows seven minutes of continuous footage from a segment of the game. This gives us an excellent impression of the different play styles available in the space of a few short minutes. We’re always happy to see gameplay over snappily edited snippets of cutscenes.
Over the course of seven minutes, we’ll see Batman swoop over Gotham’s beautifully lit Chinatown, before he dives through a building’s glass skylight and straight into an indoor brawl with no loading sequence at all. This part of the story sees him rescuing a rather underdressed Poison Ivy (where are your pants, Ivy!) from Scarecrow’s goons. There’s nothing spoilery to look out for though.
After a quick cutscene Batman gives her a lift in the batmobile to Gotham PD, giving Warner and Rocksteady the chance to show off how you can smash through buildings for shortcuts as alternatives to the route-planning line on the HUD. There’s a brief battle against the Arkham Knight’s armoured tanks on the way, which is a good excuse to transform the Batmobile into Battle Mode for some quick strafe and shoot rocket-fuelled fun. Take a look for yourself below and maybe play through Asylum and City to get ready for Batman: Arkham Knight in a month’s time. Continue reading 7 mins of new Batman: Arkham Knight footage
Seen the movie yet? With some solid reviews behind the remake, we’re getting more excited for Avalanche’s game as it slowly edges near its September release. Today’s new trailer gives us some insight on the story for the game. That’s not to say it isn’t packed with explosions and brutal vehicular combat.
Take a look at the trailer below and we’ve rounded up the cheapest pre-order prices we can find too. Although, we imagine some better prices will come along before September 4th. Continue reading Mad Max Savage Road story trailer
[UPDATE: We’ve just found some exceptionally cheap preorders for Lego Dimensions here.]
Great Scott, indeed! Today’s latest trailer shows Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd discovering the hidden portal delights of Lego Dimensions and we get another look at the mashup of famous characters threatening the space time continuum as multiple genres and licensed universes collide. Batman, Lord of the Rings (was that a Lego Balrog? OMFG!), Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Doctor Who, DC comics, The Simpsons and Jurassic World are all confirmed already.
With toys-to-life raking in some serious cash nowadays, we think this could well print money for Warner and Lego, and going by the success of The Lego Movie and Traveller’s Tales past lego games, this might just explode. Yes, parents, this is your worst nightmare fully realised.
Continue reading Lego Dimensions and Christopher Lloyd threaten to destroy space time continuum
We love a bit of Skyrim, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Witcher III, but they can be such lonely affairs. So we can’t wait to band together with our friends and explore the huge world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Today’s new trailer leans heavily on the multiplayer angle with talks of guilds, factions and exploring with friends.
Don’t forget, Tamriel Unlimited has dropped subscription fees, so you’ll not have to pay a monthly fee to play online. Also, rumours that you won’t be able to play a preowned copy on consoles turned out to be false, so you can always trade it in down the line if it’s not for you. Anyway, enjoy the trailer and we’ve rounded up the cheapest prices on all formats below too for the June 9th console release and PC version, which is out now. Continue reading Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited trailer boasts multiplayer adventuring
Today’s brand new Lego Jurassic World trailer is all sorts of awesome and the release date has finally been confirmed too. In fact, it’s less than a month away, so be sure to take advantage of our roundup of hot preorder deals across every format below if you want to play the game on June 12th. Naturally, you’ll want to take a look at that new trailer too, which features scenes from all four movies, along with footage of the various types of dinosaur you’ll get to play as. Continue reading New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders
That was close, we’d almost forgotten Life is Strange existed as there’s such a gap between episodes. Episode 3 is set to land on May 19th on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
This middle episode could find the season gather some much needed pace, which shouldn’t be hard after the previous episode’s incredible ending, which I can’t talk about at all really. As the picture above shows though, it’ll feature Chloe and Max breaking into the very shifty Principal Wells’ office. Continue reading Life is Strange Episode 3 arrives next week
The headline alone should have you eager to learn more about this new open world, first-person survival title. The brand new trailer shows off some stunning environments to explore online and fight over 60 different types of dinosaur populating the large island world. This could be the cure for the glut of online zombie survival titles we’ve been waiting for.
The online elements will include PvP options, but the trailer shows off the co-op elements more as players teeam up to fend off dino attacks on bases. What really hooks us in though is the ridable dinosaurs. You’ll be able to soar above the island for the perfect view on the back of your carefully tamed pteranodon. Or maybe just take a stroll with your very own stegosaurus. Sorry, Lego Jurassic World, you just got bumped down our dino game wish list.
ARK: Survival Evolved is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the PC version opening up an Early Access version soon. No dates for the consoles yet, but the devs are adding Morpheus support to the PS4 version. Enjoy the trailer, we certainly did. Continue reading ARK: Survival Evolved lets you ride and fight dinosaurs. Sold!
It has emerged that there is a slim chance that gamers’ existing catalogue of Rock Band tracks may work on next-gen consoles, even if they are making a platform holder switch. So Xbox 360 gamers may be able to use their tracks on PS4 and PS3 gamers use them on Xbox One.
Harmonix has already confirmed gamers will be able to use their existing library on the new-gen machines if they stick to the same console family – PS3 to PS4 for example. But for those of you that may have gone from Xbox 360 to PS4, there’s a slight chance your old library could be made compatible too.
When asked about the possibility in an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK (Issue 108), Harmonix’s Product Manager, Daniel Sussman said: Continue reading Rock Band 4 may support cross-platform catalogue compatibility
Rocksteady have kicked off a new series of videos from within their studio as they talk about the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game. Today’s 12 minute video has an extensive breakdown of the ‘All Who follow You’ trailer. After that, you can see staff answer questions fired at them from the Batman fan community for some extra tidbits of information. For example, did you know that there will be no loading screens when moving from exteriors to interiors? Colour us impressed.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released June 23rd and you can find the Arkham Insider video and links to the cheapest deals on PS4, Xbox and PC below. Continue reading Rocksteady release Batman: Arkham Insider #1 video
Batman: Arkham Knight is getting closer and the latest trailer gives us more reasons to be excited by showing some of the terrific voice talent behind the cast of Rocksteady’s Arkham finale. There are plenty of recognisable faces alongside Kevin Conroy (the long-running voice of Batman). We also have memorable cast members from the likes of Breaking Bad and Lord of the Rings in the roles of Commissioner Gordon and Scarecrow.
If you’re still looking to get your preorder down on any format, we’ve got a few options below including some super sweet deals on PC for both UK and US gamers. Continue reading Seen Batman: Arkham Knight’s cast trailer? You’ll want these cheap deals then