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

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

We hang with demos, D4, and that dastardly Dodongo.

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...

News: Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Last-minute bad news

Gamers in China hoping to pick up an Xbox One this month will now have to wait even longer. Microsoft has confirmed that “despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need more a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China.” The console was slated to release on Sept 23rd but is now...

Review: KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

Bass dropped.

If you haven’t heard of Kickbeat before and are looking at the screenshots, you’ll probably get the idea that it’s a fighting game that has something to do with music. On the surface of it, that’s true, but the fighting itself is mere decoration for what is a relatively standard rhythm action title. The game is set around...

News: For Better or Worse, Duck Dynasty is Coming to Both Xbox Platforms

For Better or Worse, Duck Dynasty is Coming to Both Xbox Platforms

Why, oh why?

Most days, when games are announced and the announcing party only confirms release dates for North America, we're a bit miffed. Being generally Europe-based, we want to know when the game is coming out in Europe. Today is not one of those days. Today, we would really like it if we never found out the European release date of the game...

News: Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Build 'em high!

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has laid to rest concerns that Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang will affect people who publish YouTube videos of the game for fun or profit. The concerns quickly came to light once the deal announcement was made, with prominent YouTubers making it clear that they were concerned that...

News: UFC Fight Pass Launching on Xbox One Soon

UFC Fight Pass Launching on Xbox One Soon

Are you ready? Are you ready? FIGHT.

If you're an Xbox One owner who is a fan of octagon-based fighting, then you're in for some good news. UFC Fight Pass is heading to Xbox One soon, with a release planned by the end of the year. That's according to the UFC themselves, who Tweeted the following in response to a question from a user:- If you...

News: Sci-fi Adventure Nova-111 Launching on Xbox One in 2015

Sci-fi Adventure Nova-111 Launching on Xbox One in 2015

Turn-based, real time, and spacey all in one

Publisher Curve Digital has inked an agreement with California-based indie developers Funktronic Labs to bring their sci-fi themed adventure game Nova-111 to Xbox One in 2015. The game will launch simultaenously on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux apparently, Nova-111 is being...

News: Giana Sisters 2 In Development for Xbox One

Giana Sisters 2 In Development for Xbox One

Platform funtimes ahead

Black Forest Games has confirmed in our interview with the studio's Adrian Goersch at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, that the company are bringing a sequel to the impressive Xbox 360 platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Xbox One. They confirm that the game - going by Giana Sisters 2 for now at least - is in the...

News: Destiny: The Vault Of Glass Raid Defeated

Destiny: The Vault Of Glass Raid Defeated

It ain't easy!

The first raid mission offered within Bungie’s Destiny was unlocked this week, and many teams have tried to beat it, and well… died. This isn't a mark of shame though. The Vault Of Glass is the very first “raid” type mission to become available and is located upon the treacherous landscape of Venus. Six players of the highest...

News: Titanfall: IMC Rising - Final Map Sand Trap Detailed

Titanfall: IMC Rising - Final Map Sand Trap Detailed

Don't get caught in the...

The third map from the third, and final Titanfall DLC pack IMC Rising was detailed today by Respawn Entertainment. Entitled "Sand Trap," the plot placement details on this one are sparse, yet we have found quite a lot of design and play-based info to share with you. Respawn Level Designer Chris Dionne said: One of my...

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Xbox One Release Date Confirmed, Final Fantasy XV Demo Included

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Xbox One Release Date Confirmed, Final Fantasy XV Demo Included

Welcome news all round

Square-Enix has confirmed today that they'll be bringing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to the Xbox One on March 17th, 2015 in the US, and March 20th, 2015 in Europe. We knew the HD remaster of the 2011 PSP title was coming out, but we didn't know when. But, not only did Square-Enix announce that news, but they also confirmed that...

News: Techland Releases Hellraid Footage

Techland Releases Hellraid Footage

Hack 'n slash

Techland has released some footage of their upcoming hack 'n slash title Hellraid, which is due to land on Xbox One in 2015. The trailer is a recording of a livestream with the developers, who commentate. In focus is the game's prologue and it has to be said that atmosphere looks to be the order of the day. Running on Chrome Engine 6...

Rumour: Bioshock Infinite Getting Complete Edition in November

Bioshock Infinite Getting Complete Edition in November

Looks like it

Amazon Canada has listed a "Complete Edition" of Bioshock Infinite on their site today, claiming that the package is due for release on November 4th. The price of CDN$39.99 translates to roughly £22 in UK money, and while details are scarce at the moment, it doesn't take a great deal of sleuthing to work out that the game would...

News: FIFA 15 Hits EA Access Today

FIFA 15 Hits EA Access Today

Take to the pitch

EA has confirmed that FIFA 15 will launch as part of EA Access today on Xbox One. The full game will be playable for six hours, and all your achievements, Ultimate Team stuff and general in-game progress will be recorded so that when (or if) you buy the game, you'll be able to pick right back up from where you left off. Note: At...

News: Team 17 Bringing LA Cops to Xbox One

Team 17 Bringing LA Cops to Xbox One

Back to the seventies

Team 17 has announced that they'll be bringing Modern Dream's 70's-themed indie shooter LA Cops to console platforms, including Xbox One. The game is a more tactical take on the shooter genre, with the player being tasked with cleaning up the mean streets of 70s Los Angeles one shootout at a time. It certainly looks like one...

TGS 2014: D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

Surprise announcement

Well this one sort of came out of nowhere. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die — the next game from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro — is coming exclusively to Xbox One this Friday, September 19th as a digital download for $14.99. Microsoft made the announcement at TGS and confirmed the game's episodic...