In practice, writing a “review” of a beta is not the wisest thing to do. With that said, try not to think of this as a “review” of the Destiny beta but merely my thoughts on it as a Guardian within The Last City. For those that are unsure what Destiny is, it is Bungie’s sort of shooter/MMO hybrid with the setting of various different planets in our solar system. Yes, you can actually go to the moon.
What could possibly be the longest name for a piece of DLC is out now. Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha lets you team up with three other players to take out a ton of zombies all while dressing up as your favorite characters from past Capcom games. You can grab the DLC from the Xbox Marketplace starting now for $9.99 on the Xbox One. A copy of Dead Rising 3 is required.
One of the many announcements that came from Microsoft’s E3 media briefing on Monday was Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This bundle will arrive on November 11th, 2014 in honor of Halo 2 releasing ten years ago to date. Continue Reading
The legendary Road America makes its return to the Forza franchise with todays add-on update for Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox One. The Road America track add-on will not only feature the main, four mile circuit, but will also include four alternate ribbons that will put your driving skills to the test. Plus the track has also been worked into both the main Career events, as well as Career bonus events. Both Rivals mode and multiplayer lobbies will have access to Road America themed events.
Releasing alongside the track is the Road America booster pack, which contains five cars for you to collect in Forza 5.
These five cars are:
- 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8
- 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
- 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
- 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
This pack will be available to Car Pass owners at no extra charge in addition to the six monthly car packs you will be receiving.
Fans of the Worms franchise that have moved onto next generation systems will be happy to know that one of their favorite titles will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
Team17 is very excited to make its debut on next gen consoles with Worms Battlegrounds, which will be one of the first titles to be published under the new self-publishing program for the Xbox One called ID@Xbox. Battlegrounds is expected to release later this year on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As of this time, no more information is known about the game.
As of yesterday you can now pick up the Blackbeard’s Wrath multiplayer DLC for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This pack adds three new characters for you to choose from in the multiplayer portion of the game.
The first character up shares the name of “The Jaguar”.
Cuali (a name which means “good” in Nahuatl) is an Aztec warrior from Mexico, who took to the sea, joining any mission that would allow him to combat the Spanish conquest of central America. A fighter, he survived the destruction of his community and went on to join forces with a growing contingency of native Templars who sought renewed peace and order.
Halo: Spartan Assault
The much awaited release date for Halo Spartan Assault on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 has finally arrived and it’s not just one but 2 dates.
For Xbox One owners, they can grab themselves n early Christmas present with the release hitting on December 24th, where as 360 owners need to wait a little longer with a more vague “January 2014” being given.
The price has been given as $14.99 (which is estimated to be about £10~ in the UK) is not a bad deal. Even better for the fans who have bought the game on either Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 as they can pick up the title for a measly $4.99!
From Xbox Wire:
When it released on Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, “Halo: Spartan Assault” was greeted by Halo fans with open arms. The twin stick shooter was lauded by critics and players alike for presenting a game that looked and sounded just as great as the Halo games of old while providing a top-down experience that had never been seen in the series. In fact, the only thing that was missing was the ability to play the game on your console.
That all changes on December 24 when a new and improved “Halo: Spartan Assault” comes to Xbox One via a digital download priced at $14.99. Not only will the game look gorgeous on the Xbox One thanks to its native 1080p resolution and smooth 60 fps frame rate, it will also feature a brand-new cooperative mode, new weapons, and the inclusion of the “Operation Hydra” add-on.
Best of all, fans that have purchased “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows 8 devices or Windows Phone 8 to date or purchase prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99. And don’t worry, Xbox 360 owners: “Halo: Spartan Assault” will be available on your console in January 2014.
After many months of what has been called “the darkness”, Bungie has been letting the information on their new IP Destiny trickle out to fans at a slow rate. The last large amount of information we knew about was the announcement of a beta that will be arriving in 2014; today we received a definitive date as to when we get our hands on this new title.
September 9th, 2014 the world will finally get its hands on the first installment of this new journey. Also unveiled is that the beta will arrive in the Summer of 2014 instead of the Spring of next year as earlier reported. The PlayStation 3 and 4 will still receive access to the beta earlier than the Xbox One and 360. At this point it is still unknown how early it will be available and when it will launch on the Xbox systems.
Word is floating around that the Freedom Cry DLC for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will land on December 17th. At this point it is unknown if any system will receive Freedom Cry first. It will release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Freedom Cry lets you take on the role of the Jackdaw’s quartermaster, Adewale as he continues his mission to bring freedom to the slaves of the 17th century Caribbean. As of now, no price is known but it is included for free as part of the season pass for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Made by You
Xbox fans in the US are being offered the opportunity to design a gamerpic to be placed on the Xbox ONE service for all to see. 100 winning pictures will be chosen and each winner will receive a commemorative controller as a thanks as well as seeing their picture on the service for all to use.
Design an Xbox One Gamerpic and be a part of Xbox history! Gamerpics play an important role in Xbox One – they make a statement, they represent a person, define a player and their style. Design your own Gamerpics for a chance to be part of the Xbox One Gamerpic Gallery.
100 winners will be selected by the Xbox team and Xbox Community and will have their art featured in the Gamerpic Gallery of Xbox One for players worldwide to select as their Xbox One Gamerpic. Winning designers will receive an Xbox One controller to commemorate their win.
If you want to join in, you can visit the competition site here and good luck!