Fret Ye Not PS4 And PC Owners, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Will Appear In 2016


Square Enix today announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be available for Windows 10 and Steam in Early 2016. The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation 4 in Holiday 2016. Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.

In the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider, Lara Croft survived a harrowing experience only to be discredited as part of a cover up. Now, after uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider.

Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerrilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will premiere first, exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 10 November 2015.

August Games With Gold Titles Leak?


It is always good to catch up on games you’ve always wanted to play with free titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360 that Xbox’s Games with Gold is offering. Looks like the lineup of Xbox games that Gold members will be receiving in August have apparently leaked. Posts on Reddit and 4chan showcase an image of the leaked games, being Rise: Son of Rome Legendary Edition and Slash Dash on Xbox One, and Catherine and Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360.
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On the Xbox One, Rise: Son of Rome was lauded as a fantastic game that was light on content but fun to play, and Slash Dash came out recently making a free release feel quite strange. Catherine, an anime style puzzle game, has been placed on several ‘best of last generation’ lists, as well as Fallout: New Vegas, which offers hundreds of hours of content in a dystopian and hostile environment for you to explore to your hearts desire.
I’ll let you decide if you think this leak is real or not, but in my opinion it could go either way: PlayStation Plus regularly has fantastic games release for free, even on launch in the case of smaller, indie titles, but it is rarely the ‘Legendary Edition’ that is handed to consumers.
What do you think? Let us know on twitter at @OXCGN, or comment below.

My Heart Is Unraveling Like Yarn Because I Want To Play More Of Unravel


In between the announcements of the yearly updates of EA Sports titles and big titles like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Star Wars Battlefront, came an announcement on the partnership of a small Swedish game studio, Coldwood and Electronic Arts on the development of a new puzzle platformer game titled, Unravel. I had my hopes high for Unravel since seeing the trailer for it and EA has ticked all the boxes for publishing a great game. It’s nice to see while EA is concentrating on big titles with new story lines with Mass Effect: Andromeda, in the meantime they would be publishing little budget games like Unravel.

Unravel introduces Yarny, a tiny, new character made from a single thread of yarn that slowly unravels as you move, who embarks on a seemingly larger than life journey through the breath-taking, lush environments of Northern Scandinavia. Using Yarny’s small thread and big heart, players will traverse nature’s obstacles in this unique physics-based puzzle platformer.

Before the hands on demo there was a presentation with Jakob Marklund, Chief Technology Officer at Coldwood, explaining the concept behind the game and game mechanic were explained after putting Yarny in different situations from environments in Northern Sweden, and snapping pictures, figuring out fun things you could do with that yarn.

The hands on demo starts off with Yarny trying to mend a broken bond, trying to help a lonely old woman reconnect with all that she has lost. The yarn unravels as you move, and if you run out of yarn you can’t go on. You will need to find yarn balls to replenish his body to progress in the game. Your goal is to try to make that yarn reach all the way through the game, from start to finish. This allows the player to retrace their steps just in case if you get stuck on how to move forward or fall in a hole. The yarn is quite literally the red thread that ties everything together and unravels more of the story the further away it gets from the things that it loves.

There are a few different gameplays available throughout the various puzzles. You have the ability to shoot your yarn like a grappling hook, or hold onto the string behind you to have the option of pulling yourself up or descending on it. You can also use the yarn to grab and drag objects, and tie off the yarn to fixed points for either the purpose of using it as a bridge or to use it as a trampoline to throw yourself to higher heights.

Unravel is a game all about overcoming obstacles, both big and small. Some challenges are simple, like using Yarny’s thread to swing across a gap, or rappel down a tree. Sometimes things get more complex, like making a bridge with some apples to walk on so Yarny doesn’t get wet and die, and players will need to use Yarny’s thread in clever and creative ways to find the path forward. If you die, there are yarn balls placed around the map that serves as checkpoints. Along the way, you will witness him unlock a heartfelt story about love and longing, and the ties that bind. The tale is told completely without words and clues about the game’s storyline like a baby in a photograph, a laughing boy with his father, and the father being dragged away by police are discovered in the background throughout the way immersing the player in the game rather than having cut scenes.

Having not played for that long, Unravel pulls you into the game with its realistic scenes (gardens, forests, streams, gravel roads), wistful music and the different emotions that Yarny expresses taking into account the lack of facial features Yarny has and makes you want to keep playing it to make sure that Yarny is safe. I cannot wait to get my hands on this when it comes out as I would love to find out what happens while I enjoy the different puzzles available in this beautiful world that they have created.

Embark with Yarny on a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family when Unravel releases in 2016 for digital download for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a physical release of this game with Yarny included in there as well, but only time can tell with the interest it picks up.

‘Xbox One Elite Console’ appears on Walmart’s Listings


Walmart’s website recently listed (now removed) a new Xbox One console, only titled ‘Xbox One Elite Console’, priced at $499.00USD.

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No other details are known, although it is more than likely that this is a placeholder for a new Xbox One console bundle, most likely including the Xbox One Elite controller, with the possibility of having a 1TB HDD.

SOURCE: Reddit

 

More Details Revealed On Fallout 4 And Fallout Shelter Announced


Bethesda’s E3 Showcase was promising that we would see more on Fallout 4 and they did not fail to deliver. They showed that you can do whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. From a Power Armored soldier to the charismatic smooth talker, you can choose from hundreds of Perks and develop your own playstyle with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character system.

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With the all-new next generation graphics and lighting engine, the world of Fallout has been brought to life like never before. From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail.

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At the same time you have a choice of first or third person combat which can also be slowed down with the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) that lets you choose your attacks and enjoy cinematic carnage. You can collect, upgrade, and build thousands of items in the most advanced crafting system ever. Weapons, armor, chemicals, and food are just the beginning, you can even build and manage entire settlements.

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Fallout 4 will be hitting our shelves this year on November 10th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. As much as we all knew there was the standard edition of the game, Bethesda talked about the history of the Pip-Boy which lead to revealing the Pip-Boy Collectors Edition which includes a wearable Pip-Boy which will feature a compartment for your smartphone which can be used to interface with the game via an app that will be released on launch.

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is exclusive to EB Games Australia in Australia and is priced at AU$189.95 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

They have also announced the iOS release of Fallout Shelter, the first mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout universe from Bethesda. Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

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Fallout Shelter is available now for FREE for iPhone and iPad. To download Fallout Shelter and begin building your Vault today visit the App Store.

Now sit back and enjoy the lengthy gameplay video they have shown for Fallout 4.

Dishonored 2 And Dishonored Definitive Edition Officially Announced


Arkane Studios has officially announced a sequel to Dishonored with a cinematic trailer at Bethesda’s E3 2015 conference earlier today. Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca, a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.

You can explore the world with either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, both powerful assassins with their own unique set of supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets. Define your own playstyle by blending immersive first-person action, assassination, stealth, mobility and the game’s brutal combat system. Combine the tools at your disposal to creatively eliminate your enemies whether you choose to pursue them unseen or ruthlessly attack head on with weapons drawn. More than ever the choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission, and ultimately the game.

Dishonored 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2016.

At the same time Arkane Studios’ 2012 Game of the Year, Dishonored, and all of its additional content (Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker’s Arsenal) was confirmed that it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the Dishonored Definitive Edition. You can experience Dishonored plus all of its additional content on the new console systems for the first time, complete with enhanced graphics that take full advantage of the powerful hardware of this generation.

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Dishonored Definitive Edition is set to release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on 28 August 2015 with a pricing of US$39.99

DOOM Gameplay Is Incredibly Gory


The latest game in the DOOM franchise was presented at Bethesda’s E3 2015 conference with two videos showcasing gameplay footage including a killer shotgun, threatening demons and blood spurting everywhere.

The first video presented some gory combat with the player switching between a variety of guns, ripping faces off of demons and destroying everything. There also was a chainsaw – a dangerous, bloody chainsaw – carving up anything in sight. The second video was located in Hell with more of the same footage.

Developed by iD Software, DOOM will have you exploring a research facility on Mars where you have been ordered to do one thing; kill demons.

iD Software’s presenter said that DOOM will be all about “badass demons, big effing guns and moving really, really fast.”

Doom will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2016.

Want to Stream Selected Xbox One Games to Your Oculus Rift? You’ll Need A Powerful PC


Over on Twitter Alan Walsh, a Writer/Editor for XboxMAD tweeted this little bit on info regarding if you want to stream your Xbox One games from your Windows 10 devices to your Oculus Rift, you’ll be able to do so. What it fails to mention is that you’ll need a pretty powerful PC to do this, as well as explaining that every single Xbox One game means those ONLY able to stream to your Windows 10 devices.

When we did a little bit of digging we found a website that elaborated on the information . Game-Debate states:

Firstly, as we know the Xbox One controller is going to bundled in with consumer version of the Oculus Rift. So far, so good. The second part however, is integration with Windows 10, streaming Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift, ready to be viewed in a virtual reality environment.

For this to work, you’re going to need a pretty hefty PC to get the Oculus Rift up and running of course, as well as the Rift itself, and an Xbox One. With selected games you’ll then be able to stream from the Xbox One straight to your Windows 10-equipped PC, before it then beams it over to your Oculus Rift headset.

As of this moment no real specs have been revealed nor released resulting in how beefy your PC will need to be to do this. When that type of information IS released however, we will definitely be updating this story.