Monthly Archives: May 2016

News: Resident Evil 5 listed for June 28 on Xbox One outs new-gen release date.

If it’s accurate you should probably expect the PlayStation 4 version to arrive on the same day. We’ve checked in with Capcom for confirmation.<br /><br />The new-gen port includes the full videogame plus all previously released DLC and is expected to run at 1080p/60fps. Both PlayStation 4 and XBox One versions are due to cost £15.99 and will only be available onlinely across Europe.<br /><br />A current-gen port of Resident Evil 6 launched back in March, with Resident Evil 4 due to follow this autumn. A more precise date for that has yet to be announced.<br /><br />Source:…

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News: Pre-order WWE 2K17 to get playable Goldberg

Spear and Jackhammer the opposition.

The WWE 2K17 pre-order bonus includes:<br /><br />Playable WCW Goldberg with black tightsPlayable WWE Goldberg with black and white shortsTwo playable arenas: WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc<br /><br />Goldberg recorded an unprecedented 173-0 win streak in WCW from 1997 to 1998, spawning the catchphrase, "Who’s Next?". His final appearance in a WWE ring was against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX more than 12 years ago.<br /><br />WWE 2K17 will release in October for PlayStation 4, XBox One, PS3 and XBox 360, promising "stunning graphics,…

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News: Payday 3 confirmed as Starbreeze secures full rights to the franchise

505 Games still set to make millions from the third videogame.

Starbreeze will own the full rights to the Payday franchise for any future developments or commercialization, including Payday 2 and Payday for mobiles. Starbreeze will retain full net revenue from Payday 2 on Steam, dating back to May 1, 2016.<br /><br />Revenue generated by Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will continue to be division between the companies as before, and 505 Games will continue to publish the title.<br /><br />505 also looks set to gain from the future sales of Payday 3, with the agreement earning the publisher as much as $40 million, but only after…

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News: UK Video Game Chart: Overwatch is No.1

Blizzard’s fastest-selling title on consoles.

Blizzard’s shooter becomes the developer’s fastest-selling title on consoles, with 47 per cent of retail sales coming on PlayStation 4, 36 per cent on XBox One and an impressive 18 per cent on PC – remember that the majority of PC sales will come onlinely.<br /><br />Uncharted 4 drops 37 per cent at second, followed by Doom 4 – down 41 per cent – in third. Homefront: The Revolution is also down 41 per cent and slips into fourth spot.<br /><br />Elsewhere Ratchet & Clank sees sales more than double as it shoots up from 12th to No.6. Promos for FIFA 16 see the videogame…

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Feature: Plays, 28th May, 2016

The one where Tom talks about Doom graphics, Burns has a secret (again), and Alice is doing top SEO work with Overwatch and the Warcraft movie.

Aside from playing far more Dead Island than I ever thought I would, I’ve been putting some time into Doom. It really is excellent, isn’t it? There’s something about the movement, not only of you as the player, but of the enemies, that feels new. It’s so smooth it resembles a CG video made to showcase what the videogame devs were aiming for, yet it’s actually playable. It’s a bit rough around the edges at times, but it’s one of the few current-gen videogames that has really impressed me visually.<br /><br />Steve Burns, Deputy Editor – Umbrella Corps, PlayStation 4<br /><br />Remember…

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News: Total War: Warhammer sets new franchise sales record

Sold more than half a million units in the first few days.

"Total War: Warhammer has already proven itself as a runaway commercial success and more importantly we kcurrently our players are really enjoying the videogame," said Studio Director, Tim Heaton. "We have been regularly topping 100k concurrent players."<br /><br />He added: "The team paid particular attention to stability and performance throughout the videogame’s development and thoroughly enjoyed creating new ways to play Total War within Games Workshop’s stunning Warhammer Fantasy world. We’re very proud of it, and it’s wonderful to see the videogame receiving…

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News: Major Nelson shows off Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One

Bethesda to host a livestream tonight.

The video also features info on a competition in which you can win a custom Fallout 4 Boston XBox One.<br /><br /><br /><br />Fallout 4 Boston fans could also want to wait up for tonight’s Bethesda Twitch stream, which will take an extended look at mods for the console. The stream begins at midnight.<br /><br />Want to see #Fallout4Mods running on #XBox One. We will be streaming on @Twitch tomorrow at 4pm ET— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) May 26, 2016
<br /><br />Fallout 4 Boston mod closed beta keys are going out to some users currently,…

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Feature: Overwatch Guide: Best Tactics and Heroes for Escort Games

How to win playing attack or defense on Escort videogames of Overwatch, and which heroes to play as.

Tactics for playing attack on Escort in Overwatch<br /><br />The early stage of the match is much easier if you’re attacking, because the enemy team’s respawn point is much further away than your own. You just need to keep pushing, and keep the enemy team off the payload as much as possible. The speed of the payload reaches its maximum when three members of your team are pushing, so there’s no need for any more of you to be doing that at one time; the other half of the team can concentrate more on taking out the enemy.<br /><br />Once you get to the late stage of the…

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News: The Crew celebrates reaching 5 million players

Free stuff for everyone.

It’s not clear how many units have been sold.<br /><br />"On December 2nd 2014 we embarked on a new journey, and 16 months later 5 million players have joined us!" reads a post on the videogame’s blog.<br /><br />"Our vision for the videogame has always been to create a long-lasting adventure, and today we’d like to celebrate this amazing milestone with the community!"<br /><br />The reward is 50,000 Crew Credits to all players who log into the videogame (The Crew or Wild Run) on May 28. PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC players are eligible for the bonus,…

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