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.
A new month brings a new round of games for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers to pick up for free. From now until May 15th you can download the Arcade title, Dust: An Elysian Tail for free.
From May 16th through the 31st you will be able to download Saints Row: The Third for free.
We are a few days into April, and if you are an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber you can get two new games this month for free! The first title up for grabs is Hitman: Absolution from Io Interactive. You can download this game from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace here now until April 15th. If you’d like to, you may read our review of Absolution located here.
On April 16th through the 30th you can then get Deadlight by Tequila Works for free. Once the 16th approaches you may download it off the Xbox LIVE Marketplace here.
The Games with Gold program rolls on with the arrival of a new month. This time around we will see Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution starting on March 1st through the 15th.
You can pick up Civilization Revolution if you’d like to off the Xbox LIVE Marketplace here.
On the 16th of March you can grab Dungeon Defenders until the 31st.
You can download Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution for free starting on March 1st through March 15th. On March 16th through the 31st you will be able to download Dungeon Defenders for free if you are an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber.
If you are an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber, you have probably been waiting to see what two free games you will receive for the month of January. Starting on Wednesday, January 1st you will be able to download Sleeping Dogs for free until January 15th.
Then on January 16th you will be able to download Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for free.
As part of the continuing Games with Gold program you can now pick up Shoot Many Robots for free if you have an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription. You can take advantage of this offer from now through December 31st.
Grab Shoot Many Robots off the Xbox LIVE Marketplace here.
Fable Anniversary arrives Feb 4-7
Lionhead have finally pulled back the curtain on the release date of Fable Anniversary and the details are as follows:
Those desperate to get their hands on Fable Anniversary as early as possible will be pleased to hear that it will hit the shelves on the 4th February 2014 in North America, the 6th February in Asia and the 7th February in Europe! Check with your local retailer for details.
But that’s not all. Are you looking for yet another reason to grab Fable Anniversary the second it hits the high street? Then look no further – we’re excited to reveal that all first edition copies of Fable Anniversary will include the following additional bonus content which you won’t want to miss!
Contained within each limited-run box you’ll find a 5×5 code for the Launch Day Outfits & Weapons Pack which will all be packaged up in a shiny, slip-on embossed case. Ooooo! We thought to ourselves; what famous Fable characters would our fans like to dress up as on day one? The answer was simple… for the first time ever, your Hero can now dress up as Scythe!
The full pack contains:
- Scythe’s Outfit
- Black Graduate Outfit
- Red Prophet Outfit
- Blue Guard Outfit
- Red Guard Outfit
- Lute Weapon
- Will User’s Sceptre Weapon
And if that’s not enough, we’ve also included a very special Avatar item for all our loyal Lionhead fans which we hope you’ll wear with pride!
If you’ve already pre-ordered, you’re good to go. If not, act fast as supplies for the above are limited to the initial print run of the game and we don’t want any disappointed faces.
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.
Since Halloween, Gearbox Software and 2K Games have been releasing holiday themed “Headhunter” packs. The next Headhunter pack will tell the story of How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day and will release on December 17th. It will be available via Steam for PC and Mac, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Network for PS3. The price is estimated to be $2.99 / £2.39 / 2,99 €.
As a train full of weapons from Marcus goes missing, he asks our lovely Vault Hunters if they will help him retrieve them. Visit the village of Gingerton where the weather isn’t the most frightful, but the snowmen will want to murder you. Once you have taken down the Abominable Mister Tinder Snowflake claim your prize by unlocking the new skin and head customizations for each of the six Vault Hunters.
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.