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Alien Isolation, Dying Light, Pokemon Y & Battlefield: Hardline Prices Slashed

Alien Isolation, Dying Light, Pokemon Y & Battlefield: Hardline Prices Slashed

As 2015 starts to enter a decent run of releases, a number of games are receiving big discounts.   Last year’s Game of the Year contender, Alien: Isolation, is a utter steal at £16.95 over at The Game Collection. Pokemon Y is a mere £18.79 on Amazon, a bargain for anyone with even a slight interest in Pokemon, with some claiming Y to be one of the best in the franchise. It may not be out for a few weeks, but that hasn’t stopped Xtra-vision from flogging Battlefield: Hardline, on bothPS4 & Xbox One, for a mere £35.99 when using the code PATDAY20 Xtra-Vision’s code offer is also applicable to recently released Dying Light on both PS4 & Xbox One   Last, but not least, Evolve is now £24.99 Pre-owned at Game Centre      ...

Deepsilver’s New Studio Announced, Homefront Sequel Still In The works

Deepsilver’s New Studio Announced, Homefront Sequel Still In The works

Homefront: The Revolution is not dead, development is still under way at Deep Silver’s newest studio, Dambuster Studios.   In a official press release, Deep Silver revealed that their third studio,Dambsuter, is still working on the title. The current date for the game’s release is set for 2016, on PC, Xbox One and PS4.   Speaking on the subject of Homefront, studio lead Hasit Zala gave a little more insight to the game’s development:   “We are excited that Deep Silver’s acquisition of the Homefront IP and assets from Crytek has allowed development of Homefront: The Revolution to continue with minimum disruption,” said Hasit Zala. “The team here believes we are working on something truly special.” “Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Deep Silver. “We are giving the team every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title, and have set a 2016 release date to provide them the time they need to achieve this. You can expect to hear more about the game later this year.”   Deepsilver were one of the main purchasers of fallen THQ franchises, their biggest acquisition coming in the shape of Saints Row creator Volition....

Driveclub PSN Plus Version Still In Development, New DLC Pack On The Way

Driveclub PSN Plus Version Still In Development, New DLC Pack On The Way

It’s fair to say the PSN Plus version of Driveclub is a ‘little’ late. While the retail version is now out in the wild, and all patched up, the PSN Plus version remains missing. The PSN Plus version is far from dead, at least that’s what Evolution Studio’s: ”We continue to work on the servers needed for the PS+ Edition to release it ASAP,” the studio wrote. “While we do, the teams not able to support the online work are adding new cars, tracks, events and improvements for everybody already playing the game.” While the PSN Plus version remains in development, the retail version is about to receive a new Lamborghini expansion pack. The pack will contain three Italian beasts, along with a new tour and five new trophies.    ...

Evolve’s Steam Player Base Nose Dives

Evolve’s Steam Player Base Nose Dives

Evolve has been a controversial game, even before it’s release. The heavy use of pre-launch DLC, and pre-order DLC, enraged a number of people. The large focus on online player meant the game needed a strong, consistent, player base in order to thrive. After all the backlash from the sheer amount of DLC, some of it feeling like pay to win, it seems Evolve is nose diving, at least on steam. The player base for Evolve has been dropping, with recent figures proving to be quite alarming. In the last 30 days, the amount of people playing Evolve has been shrinking, nearly daily.   The shrinking of the player base highlights one of the main issues people have with online only games. Evolve’s PR nightmare is no longer the only negative surrounding the game. With players abandoning in increasing numbers, Evolve may just end up on Steam sales sooner rather than later. Evolve currently sits at number 50 in Steams Top Games (as 09/03/2015) Has the amount of pre-release DLC affected your decision to purchase/not purchase Evolve?  ...

British Newspaper Links Attempted Muder With Video Games

British Newspaper Links Attempted Muder With Video Games

The Sun newspaper, famed for it’s lies and lack of credibility, has been up to their usual tricks once more. Even though the publication hosts it’s own video game section, it’s always partial to a pot shot at the culture/industry. From calming ISIS use video games to recruit, to blaming violent video games on youth crime spikes, The Sun knows no bounds. This time around they’re shoehorning in video games into a recent story about a murder. 18 year old Ben Moynixhan was recently sentenced to 21 years in prison. His crime was attempting to stab three women. His motivation is said to stem around frustration that he was still a virgin. The Sun printed those points, but oddly decided to chuck video games into the piece as well. Much like their past reports, The Sun often state random information about a person. This can be found in almost any piece of youth crime. In this case, The Sun randomly mentions Moynixham was a video game fan.’Twisted gamer geek’ is the sub headline they run, along with numerous mentions of his video game hobby. The issue with this is not the point he enjoyed video games, but how utterly irrelevant it is. The Sun seemingly enjoys throwing in random information about the person in question. There’s been a venomous tone behind The Sun’s reporting for decades now, more recent times have included attacks on video games. It’s odd that the industry still supports The Sun and it’s journalists. Review copies, press passes, invitations to coverage are all extend to The Sun. The recent TV spots for The Order 1886 included a quote from The Sun’s review of the game. For a publication that tries it’s hardest to paint the industry, and it’s consumer, as poorly as they can, they get a lot of support from the industry itself. It’s bad enough that video game companies are willing to look past The Sun’s plethora of scandals, including hacking the phones of murdered teenagers, but to constantly support them feels like self harm.    ...

New Wave Of Amiibos To Include Splatoon Characters?

New Wave Of Amiibos To Include Splatoon Characters?

A recent listing by South African online retailer Raru, may have leaked a new wave of unannounced Amiibos.   Jgglypuff, Greninja, Splatoon Boy, Splatoon Girl and Splatoon Squid have all been listed, with a release date of May 29th.   The inclusion of Splatoon Amiibos hints towards to the game supporting Nintendo’s latest money spinner. Splatoon Squid Amiibo is only listed as part of a bundle, at least for now anyway. The listings do not feature any images of the products. This could all be down to a simple mistake on Raru’s side, or perhaps the listings are just place holders. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see if any of the Splatoon Amiibos actually happen....

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition Pre-orders Go Live

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition Pre-orders Go Live

UK retailer GAME have listed Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition for pre-order.   For the cost of £99.99, customers will receive: Exclusive Packaging Steelbook Copy of the game plus behind the scenes Blu-ray Map In-game content (weapon skins, EXP boost, costumes) Half scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm    PS4 Pre-order Xbox One Pre-order *Update – Xbox one Pre-order page is seemingly going up and down, link will be posted when page stabilizes) Given the hype around the game, and the strong Metal Gear fan base, this edition will sell out fast.   GAME are also offering a ‘Day One’ Edition of the game. This edition includes in-game also found in the collector’s edition at a price of £44.99 Day One editions are available on PS4 , Xbox One, PS3 and 360...

The Order 1886, Monster Hunter 4 & Many More Discounted

The Order 1886, Monster Hunter 4 & Many More Discounted

Monster Hunter 4, The Order 1886 and Majora’s Mask are all featured in ShoptTo’s current sale.   ShopTo are currently running a pretty nifty sale. A huge range of games and products are currently available at a reduced price. The 3DS masterpiece Monster Hunter 4 is up for just under £28. The Order 1886 Blackwater edition has been cut from £89.99 to £64.85. The sale covers both current and last generation, with a number of top notch deals. Now is the time to pick up some games you may of missed from last year.   A few picks worth looking at: Jax & Daxter Trilogy (PS Vita) £14.86 Monster Hunter 4 Faceplates £9.65 Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) £24.85 Killer Instinct – Combo Breaker Pack £9.85  ...

Nintendo Reveal Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Bundle & Amiibo Unlocks

Nintendo Reveal Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Bundle & Amiibo Unlocks

Nintendo have revealed a Xenoblade Chronicles 3D bundle.   The bundle includes a new 3DS, a copy of the game, and a set of Xenoblade themed face plates.There’s also a pre-installed theme. In addition to this, Nintendo have also revealed what the Shulk Amiibo will unlock in-game. The bundle is up for pre-order now, along with a bundle containing a copy of the game, as well as the previously mentioned face plates.   Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is set for release on 02/04/2015 in Europe. The Amiibo unlocks include extra tokens, purchasable music tracks or character models. While it’s not a huge amount of extra content, it’s still nifty for anyone who managed to track down Shulk.  ...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS Face Plates Revealed

Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS Face Plates Revealed

Nintendo’s New 3DS/XL has recently been released in a range of colours and themes. From Majora’s Mask to Monster Hunter, and the standard versions face plates, there’s a pretty decent line already. It seems the line is due to further expand with the addition of a set of Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS Face plates. Set for release in Japan during April, the face plates and both bold and beautiful.   Nintendo of Japan’s Twitter account posted a teaser image of the plates. Boasting a sharp crimson colour , with the Xenoblade laid out across both sides, it’s a stunning design.   Hopefully the face plates reach both European and North American (if the smaller 3DS ever hits the US that is) shores in time for the games release. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is set for release (in EU) on 02/04/2015...

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