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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy Seven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy Seven

Up to no good

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 which writer's gaming...

News: Stealthy Styx Sequel Slated for 2016 Xbox One Launch

Stealthy Styx Sequel Slated for 2016 Xbox One Launch

Alliteration rocks. We're just not good at it.

A sequel to last year's stealth action title Styx: Master of Shadows is currently in development with Cyanide Studios, the company has confirmed today. Entitled Styx: Shards of Darkness, the game will be coming to Xbox One in 2016 and will feature a "nimble and more refined Styx" as one of the benefits...

News: Friday The 13th Steps Out of the Woods and on to Kickstarter - Aiming for Xbox One

Friday The 13th Steps Out of the Woods and on to Kickstarter - Aiming for Xbox One

Escape from Crystal Lake

Jason Voorhees doesn't exactly have the greatest pedigree in videogames. The NES game based on the original movie is routinely listed in top 10s of the worst games ever and since that stand-alone entry, the franchise (we aren't counting Jason's DLC stint in Mortal Kombat X) has remained dormant at the bottom of a lake ever...

Feature: Red and Des Share Their Thoughts on the Biggest Xbox Games at EGX - Part One

Red and Des Share Their Thoughts on the Biggest Xbox Games at EGX - Part One

Talkin' Halo, Tomb Raider, The Division and more!

While attending EGX just a couple weeks back, two of our beloved community ambassadors, Red and Des, were fortunate enough to get hands-on time with many of the biggest Xbox One games set to release in the not-so-distant future. One might assume that engaging with such high-caliber video games is an...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Campaign Will Be Playable In Any Order

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Campaign Will Be Playable In Any Order

Pulp Fiction Ops!

It appears that the entire Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 single-player campaign will be unlocked from the very start of the game. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Black Ops 3 campaign director, Jason Blundell, discussed that Treyarch have gone in a new direction when it comes to mission structure, giving players more choice and...

News: Capcom Reveal Resident Evil Team Are "Focusing on VR"

Capcom Reveal Resident Evil Team Are "Focusing on VR"

Real World Scares En Route..?

Video game giants Capcom have released their annual "Integrated Report" this week, revealing that its Development Division 1 - the team responsible for the Resident Evil franchise which is headed up by Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi - are working on a new engine designed for virtual reality. The summary states:...

News: German Ratings Board Rates A Boy and His Blob for Xbox One

German Ratings Board Rates A Boy and His Blob for Xbox One

But which version?

German age raters USK have rated A Boy and His Blob for Xbox One this week, with the game set to be published by Majesco Entertainment. However, there are absolutely no details other than that. It could be that the company has ported Imagineering's original NES platform-puzzler A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, but it...

News: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass Announced and "Detailed"

Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass Announced and "Detailed"

Stay far, far away

Just as fans are currently getting their fill of the beta, EA and DICE have confirmed the existence of a Season Pass for the anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront. It will be released alongside the game on November 17th and will cost a staggering $50! That's nearly the same cost as the retail release. For our Canadian readers, the...

News: MDK's Spiritual Successor First Wonder Will Come to Xbox One via GRIP Digital

MDK's Spiritual Successor First Wonder Will Come to Xbox One via GRIP Digital

Well, potentially...

A lot of noise was made about the PC version of Nick Bruty and Richard Sun's First Wonder, which kicked off a Kickstarter campaign recently and blazed a trail through Steam's Greenlight system in just two weeks. Bruty and Sun have formed Rogue Rocket Games and have an impressive portfolio, having worked on the likes of Giants:...

News: UK Xbox One Digital Game Prices Unexpectedly Rise

UK Xbox One Digital Game Prices Unexpectedly Rise

That's all we needed

It appears that the prices of some digital Xbox One games have taken a bit of a leap up over the weekend, without any sort of explanation as to why. Titles that were available for preorder on Friday for £44.99 - Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider most noticeably - are now at the £49.99 mark. In a world where the...

News: People Just Suck: Some Folks Are Trying to Ruin the Halo 5 Ending For As Many People As Possible

People Just Suck: Some Folks Are Trying to Ruin the Halo 5 Ending For As Many People As Possible

Just...why?

Well, if our post about a disabled Brazilian gamer getting to go to the Brasil Game Show earlier filled you with inspiration and happiness, we can sort that right out for you. It turns out that some US stores decided that when they - inexplicably - got their stock of Halo 5: Guardians in some two weeks early, that they'd decide selling...

News: Inspiring: Brazilian Polio Victim Lives Through Games, Visits Brasil Game Show

Inspiring: Brazilian Polio Victim Lives Through Games, Visits Brasil Game Show

Uplifting

Brazilian gamer Paulo Henrique Machado was struck down by polio when he was just 2 years old. Since then, he's been living in an ICU and has limited movement. He's bed-ridden and only able to move his hands and his head. Now 49, Machado has been gaming for over four decades, starting out with the Telejogo (a Binatone-style system) and...

News: Crimsonland Set to Gun Its Way to Xbox One This Week

Crimsonland Set to Gun Its Way to Xbox One This Week

From outta nowhere

Once again, it's time to report on a game that will pretty much launch on the Xbox Store before anyone knew it was even coming to the platform. This time around, 10tons' top-down shooter Crimsonland is in focus, and it'll apparently launch on Wednesday, October 14th. The game was previously released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation...

News: Layers of Fear and The Solus Project Set for Xbox Game Preview

Layers of Fear and The Solus Project Set for Xbox Game Preview

One out, two in

As Elite: Dangerous exits the Xbox Game Preview program and hits final launch mode, Microsoft have announced that two titles will be added to the service. This month, Bloober Team's psychedelic horror adventure Layers of Fear will hit the service. The game features a mad painter who is on a mission to create his life's masterpiece...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy Six

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy Six

This beta be good

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 which writer's gaming...

News: Free-to-Play Battle Islands Launches on Xbox One

Free-to-Play Battle Islands Launches on Xbox One

Free as in...

We reported last month that the free-to-play strategy title Battle Islands was set to come to Xbox One. Did we lie? Did we? No, we didn't! The game is available right freakin' now for you to download and play. And there was much rejoicing around the land. Well, maybe that's pushing things a bit far. Battle Island players are tasked...

News: Shovel Knight Retail Version Has Been Cancelled Indefinitely on Xbox One

Shovel Knight Retail Version Has Been Cancelled Indefinitely on Xbox One

Expressing platform publishing policies as the reason

The excellent 2D retro platformer, Shovel Knight, will not be receiving a planned boxed version on Xbox One anymore due to "publishing policies," Yacht Club Games announced on its website. Without going into finer detail, Yacht Club Games explains the reason for the cancellation in a...

News: Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass Details Revealed

Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass Details Revealed

Lara's latest now up for digital pre-order

Rise of the Tomb Raider is just over a month away from release, and details of its Season Pass content is now trickling out. On a post over at Xbox Wire, Crystal Dynamics' creative director Noah Hughes talks about what players can expect when they fork over the extra dough for the season pass. A new mode...