Review Category : game

We already know that Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary maps of Halo 2 will be re-imagined  and will be part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Microsoft yesterday revealed that Lockout is the fifth map that will be part of the collection. Set in an old Forerunner research laboratory in the frigid mountains of Delta Halo, Lockout features fast-paced, close quarters combat with its narrow corridors and vertical level design. With three levels to navigate, adept players can deftly traverse around the map by mastering specific jumping points, enabling them to secure power weapons faster and set up ambushes for unsuspecting opponents. The re-imagined version of Lockout also includes a few new features that will surprise even the most hardened Halo 2 veterans. “Lockout was hands-down the most popular small arena-style map in Halo 2,” said Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of the original lead designers of Halo 2. ...

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  State of Decay game was released for Xbox 360 on Xbox Live last June, and it was known for breaking number of genre gameplay conventions like allowing characters die permanently, story progression without any predefined script, and the world continues to change even when players are offline. Today, Microsoft revealed that State of Decay with the Year-One Survival Edition will be coming to Xbox One in Spring 2015. The State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will include the original State of Decay, now running in glorious 1080p, previously released Add-on packs Breakdown and Lifeline, as well as some entirely new content. Undead Labs will reveal more on the new content closer to release, and you’ll read about it here when they do. Source: Xbox ...

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In addition to the massive single-player campaign, BioWare has announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will also include a cooperative dungeon crawling multiplayer mode. In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer mode, four players will team up across a range of multiplayer quests and objectives, exploring intricate dungeons and vanquishing all who oppose them. While dungeon-crawling, players will collect loot, salvage items, craft new weapons and armor, and unlock new characters. “For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition’s party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager, BioWare. “It was early in the game’s development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to give Dragon ...

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As part of the Summer sale, Disney is offering six games for free in Windows Store. Each of these games are worth several dollars, so grab it before the offer ends. Disney Solitaire Disney Checkout Challenge Lost Light JellyCar 3 Toy Story: Smash It! “Where’s My Water?” Featuring About these games, “Disney Solitaire” places the classic card game in familiar storybook environments, with classic movie songs and film clips from “Peter Pan,” “The Lion King” and more. “Toy Story: Smash It!” brings together Buzz, Woody and friends to break blocks and have some physics-based fun in 3D. With “JellyCar 3” you squish your ride through a world of tight squeezes as you try to reach the exit, and in “Disney Checkout Challenge,” you can hone your grocery-scanning skills. “Lost Light” takes you through an enchanted forest, and finally, in “Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY,” tag along with the cartoon character ...

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Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members for the month of September.  Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero (so grab it now if you haven’t already). Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as a free download for Xbox One. On Xbox 360, starting Monday, September 1st, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then, on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Halo: Reach (normally US $24.99) for free through September 30th. Source: Major Nelson ...

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Destiny game is now available for pre-order from Xbox Store. Like the latest Xbox One titles, this game is pre-loading enabled. So, you can download the game and install it on your Xbox One even before the release and start playing the game on the day it releases. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. Upgrade to the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition to receive a digital download copy of Destiny, and access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Casing, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and a reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. ...

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This week’s Red Stripe Deals is now live in Windows Store. This week’s deals include  ‘Frederic: Ressurection of Music’,  KVADPhoto+ PRO and many other apps/games. Find the list below along with store links. With “Frederic: Resurrection of Music,” Frederic Chopin is brought back to life with remixes of his greatest classics, which you aspire to perfect in nine locations around the world. You can also duel opponents in musical duets. But, as you can probably tell from the screenshot above, a game about classical music doesn’t have to be serious – this one has some tongue-in-cheek humor that also pokes fun at today’s radio hits. It’s now only 99 cents in both the Windows Store (a savings of 83 percent) Toca Hair Salon 2 ($1.49 in the Windows Store), KVADPhoto+ PRO ($1.99) “Big Buck Hunter” ($1.99), Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer (99 cents), MeteoEarth ($1.99). via: Microsoft ...

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue brings an entirely new kind of naval gameplay to the Assassin’s Creed universe. it is also the darkest chapter yet in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Amid the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin Brotherhood, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the colonies. In the North Atlantic seas sheets of ice offer new areas for exploration, but also new threats and challenges to your sailing abilities. And as if the ice and seas themselves didn’t offer enough danger you’ll be faced with cunning enemies using new tactics to send you to a frozen grave. Experience the Assassin’s Creed universe from the perspective of a Templar. Play as Shay, who, in addition to the skills of a Master Assassin, also possesses new abilities, like enhanced eagle vision, and weapons, such as the ...

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Ubisoft has released Assassin’s Creed Pirates game for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin’s Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets! Play as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain, a pirate eager to take on the fiercest of enemies… Break all the rules, challenge empires and make your own fortune! ENGAGE IN BRUTAL NAVAL COMBATS Fight in real-time naval battles all over the Caribbean Sea. Choose from a wide range of weapons to destroy your enemies and become a true pirate legend! BUILD UP YOUR CREW AND YOUR SHIP Acquire the most iconic boats of the Golden Age of Piracy; ranging from the smallest gunboat to the Man O’War floating fortress Upgrade your vessel using the massive bounty plundered from your encounters Recruit the finest crew members and learn more than 50 new pirating techniques ...

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Fibbage party game is now available for download from Xbox One Store. Game description: Fibbage is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win multiplayer trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Play with 2-8 players! Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth. And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller! “The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a _____.” Baby? Rabbit? Ham sandwich? It’s up to you! Fool your opponents into thinking your bluff is true and you’ll rack up the points! But be careful, if you pick an opponent’s bluff, they’ll be doing a Fibbage fancy dance. Hosted by YOU DON’T KNOW JACK’s very own, and very lonely, Cookie Masterson! Key Features: • Players use only their phone, tablet, or even laptop as a controller. No additional controllers needed. • Play with up to 8 players in one room. ...

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Recently, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition was released on Xbox One and it brings with it a host of new features for Blizzard’s isometric action-role-playing game. Back at E3, Blizzard said that Diablo III would run at 900p/60fps on Xbox One for better performance. Microsoft came to know about it and worked directly with Blizzard to boost the resolution to 1080p on Xbox One. In fact, Microsoft released a patch for Xbox One to enable this. 1080p has become a new marketing gimmick for game developers as they highlight it whenever possible to project it as a next generation console. Microsoft didn’t want consumers to experience lower resolution than PS4 for Diablo on Xbox One, so they went directly to the developer to fix this issue. “We did have 1080p, but we were finding it challenging to keep our frame-rate. Because Diablo’s so much of an action game, we wanted to have ...

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  A new program on Xbox Fitness now features Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. This is available exclusively on Xbox One today and you can work out with Russell Wilson for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership. With this program, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson will get you ready for any game. With this high intensity interval training program, you’ll work on Power, Agility, Strength, and Speed. The program features 40- and 20-second-long energetic bursts of drill-styled exercises to give you maximum results in minimum time. Russell and his team will motivate you to be your best and reach your peak. Russell has two unique workouts with his team, expert coaching, and crowd-rocking, whistle-blowing music. You can choose to do the workouts in any order, which have been designed to stay challenging by progressing with you as you get fitter! Microsoft is planning to add more fitness content from some of the world’s best ...

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Lionel Raynaud, VP of creative at Ubisoft said that Ubisoft isn’t abandoning the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 anytime soon few months back. But now, Ubisoft Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot has revealed that Ubisoft will stop developing games for Xbox 360 and PS3 after 2015. “What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360. But next year because they are selling very quickly, we’ll move to the new hardware. After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems,” Guillemot explains. I think it is too early to dismiss the market value of last generation consoles that includes Xbox 360 and PS3. With a huge install base of over 150 million units, developing games for these platforms should be profitable enough. Also, Ubisoft is planning to capitalize only on the next generation gaming platforms Xbox One and PS4 which ...

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At gamescom 2014, 2K Games announced that Evolve’s Xbox One exclusive beta will become available in January 2015, and the game will be on sale on February 10. Also, Turtle Rock Studios gave a sneak peak into Evolve’s unique 4v1 hunt gameplay on a brand new map: Distillery. This new environment features the eponymous metallic structure set in a familiar-yet-alien forest teeming with wildlife. A river runs through it, complete with a towering waterfall and plenty of opportunities for platforming on the islands in current. As one might expect at a distillery, our team of hunters quickly found some hops – though these weren’t of the brewers’ variety. After one of my teammates finished off some of the aggressive local fauna, those of us who happened by the creature’s remains were awarded with a significant perk: 400% greater jump height. This bonus was helpful in keeping up with our flying kraken quarry, as we ...

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  Back in March, Microsoft officially announced DirectX 12 gaming platform at GDC. DirectX 12 will feature the next version of Direct3D, that is faster and more efficient than ever before. Direct3D 12 works across all the Microsoft devices, from phones and tablets, to laptops and desktops, and, Xbox One. Microsoft worked closely with all the leading GPU vendors like AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Intel. One of the main design decisions on Dx12 is to make it more power efficient. To demonstrate it, Intel created a SIGGRAPH 2014 demo to demonstrate the performance and power benefits of DirectX 12 on the Surface Pro 3 with Intel HD4400 graphics. In the demo, an asteroid field with 50,000 unique asteroids are rendered, which equates to 50,000 draws per frame. To demonstrate the power gains of DirectX 12, Intel locked the framerate of the demo, rendered with DirectX 11 for a period of time and then toggled to DirectX 12 rendering the ...

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As Zen Studios announced last month, Pinball FX2 game is now available for download from Xbox Store. Game description: All of your favorite pinball tables are now available on Xbox One! Download the free Pinball FX2 platform and access to the best pinball library available, featuring tables based on the biggest names in pop-culture. The fantasy themed Sorcerer’s Lair table is available for free play for all players! Table library includes Star Wars™ Pinball, Marvel Pinball, Plants vs. Zombies™ Pinball and a great collection of original designs from the pinball wizards at Zen Studios. New tables are added all the time! Pinball FX2 on Xbox One Features: • 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second • Split-screen multiplayer • Hotseat multiplayer • Compete against other players on all tables to achieve the highest Super Score • Team up with your friends to increase your Wizard Score • Table ...

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