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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Four

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Four

Runnin' with the devil and flippin' balls

Welcome to What Games Are You Playing This Weekend, also known by the uber-popular acronym WGAYPTW. This is a laid-back feature that allows us to share our upcoming weekend gaming plans with all of you. By providing a little window into our personal lives, you can learn what makes us tick as gamers and learn...

News: StoryBundle Launches Video Game Bundle 4.0

StoryBundle Launches Video Game Bundle 4.0

An absolute doozie

The popular literary bundling service StoryBundle has launched the Video Game Bundle 4.0 this week. As per the Humble Bundle and other "bundle"-type deals, you get a selection of products for a price which you determine. If you pay more, you get more, and can also throw 10% of the price you pay toward our charity of choice,...

News: Say Hello To Far Cry 4's Leading Lady

Say Hello To Far Cry 4's Leading Lady

Yuma-st check it out.

Ubisoft today revealed Yuma, Far Cry 4's female lead with a devil-may-care, neo-punk aesthetic. Outed for the first time by Ubisoft via Twitter, here she is! (Cosplay, begin!) As the Tweet related, Yuma is a "Deadly tactician, General in the Royal Army and Pagan Min's right hand woman". Pagan Min, of course, is the main...

News: Watch Dogs Adds Friend Hacking Abilities

Watch Dogs Adds Friend Hacking Abilities

About time

A title update for Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has gone live, which will enable the ability to hack your friends. Before now, if you were playing Online Tailing or Online Hacking missions, you would be thrown together with a random stranger, but now you'll be able to choose a friend and jump into their game - all without them knowing. Don't...

News: Game Gifting Not On The Cards For Xbox One Users Just Yet

Game Gifting Not On The Cards For Xbox One Users Just Yet

Here you go... no!

Purchasing content within the Xbox Store for others as a gift has been a feature that Xbox users have long wished for, be it a birthday or bar mitzvah, the ability to include a simple code within a card is a convenience we shall, apparently, not see anytime soon. This week, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's games division,...

News: Terraria Digging Into Xbox One Soon

Terraria Digging Into Xbox One Soon

Goin' underground

We're a bit late to the party on this one, but it seems that 505 Games has confirmed that Terraria will be making its way onto Xbox One by the end of 2014. They originally made the announcement back in...ahem...June...but it flew under our radar. Sorry! Anyway, the game is indeed heading to the system complete with all the...

News: Madden NFL 15 Available Now for Pre-Purchase on Xbox One Games Store

Madden NFL 15 Available Now for Pre-Purchase on Xbox One Games Store

Pre-loading also confirmed

Pre-ordering and pre-loading digital games is becoming a bit of a hot topic these days on Xbox One. During the Microsoft Gamescom presser, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer revealed that the feature would make it's debut in September when Forza Horizon 2 is released with FIFA 15 following suit. Well, it seems that Madden NFL 15 has...

News: Phone-Controlled Fibbage Launches On Xbox One in US

Phone-Controlled Fibbage Launches On Xbox One in US

Confusing.

Fibbage, the party game developed by the makers of the You Don't Know Jack! series of quiz games, has been released digitally for Xbox One in the US. The game costs $6.99 and allows up to eight players to compete to avoid the lies that their friends tell, whilst trying to make a believer out of their opponents for their own lies...

News: 5pb. To Release Psycho-Pass For Xbox One in Japan

5pb. To Release Psycho-Pass For Xbox One in Japan

Unlikely to go global

5pb. have confirmed that they'll be releasing a game based on the well-regarded anime Psycho-Pass for Xbox One in Japan. The game - developed by Division 8 - will be shown at next month's Tokyo Game Show, with a special Psycho-Pass talk taking place on the 21st of September which will feature a special guest. An update has...

News: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Multiplayer Officially Revealed

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Multiplayer Officially Revealed

Let's steal some gear!

The first official look at the multiplayer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been revealed. Earlier in the week we reported that footage of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain demo from Gamescom 2014 had leaked online. The footage was quickly pulled from YouTube and Konami announced they would release the demo...

News: Lionhead: Fable Legends A Controller-Focused Experience

Lionhead: Fable Legends A Controller-Focused Experience

Kinect and SmartGlass just a blur

Fable Legends is heading to Xbox One, with a limited access multiplayer beta opening up in October. The final game will then release at some point in 2015. Everybody loves Fable of course, but the reception that this particular game has received at the various expos this year has been lukewarm at best. We're not...

News: Xbox One Titles To Get "Free Play" Days Soon

Xbox One Titles To Get "Free Play" Days Soon

Interesting developments

It appears that Microsoft is testing a new Xbox One feature that allows games to be available for free for a limited time. In the US - although not in the UK, we've checked - some Xbox Preview Dashboard users saw that Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is listed as being part of a promotion called "Free Play Day with Gold." Xbox...

News: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Info Revealed

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Info Revealed

Here are the "precious" details

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced the upcoming action-RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will offer up a season pass for players interested in extending their play time in Tolkien's fantasy world. The details of the season pass are as follows: Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission o...

News: The Behemoth Tease "Game 4" - Playable at PAX Prime

The Behemoth Tease "Game 4" - Playable at PAX Prime

Crashing the expo

The Behemoth have teased their next game - codenamed "Game 4" at the moment - in a short trailer. They've also confirmed on their blog the game will be playable at PAX Prime, which takes place in Seattle from August 29th through to September 1st. The trailer isn't giving much away (or confirming formats) but it does show that the...

Rumour: Codemasters Teasing DiRT 4?

Codemasters Teasing DiRT 4?

MaYBE.

This one can be filed under "rumour" we think, because it seems that Codemasters have taken to Twitter to potentially tease a new title in their horrendously-formatted DiRT racing franchise. The last title was DiRT 3, which was released on Xbox 360 back in 2011. On their official @dirtgame account, the company just Tweeted:- So, what do...