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MAY 2015 NEWS

May 16, 2015

    PS4 News
    Due out in a couple of days is the expansion to Destiny called "House of Wolves". We must say the game has been well supported post-release and this looks set to be another cracking expansion. Check out the trailer below.

May 15, 2015

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege will be released on October 13, 2015. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is inspired by real world counter-terrorist organisations, and puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Below is the Release Date Announcement Trailer.

    In an pretty unsurprising move WB Games has set the release date for Lego Jurassic World to June 17, 2015. The game covers the three previous films in the franchise, as well as the upcoming Jurassic World which hits cinemas in June as well.

    Namco Bandai and CD Projeckt Red have released the cinematic launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and it's quite phenomenal. Just enjoy...

May 14, 2015

    PS4 News
    Actvision have unveiled the first tracks for their upcoming Guitar Hero Live which is due at the end of the year. It's an interesting list, but unless we've been out of the music industry, there seems to be quite a few little known bands and songs, as well as a couple that have appeared on previous games (I'm looking at The Rolling Stones "Paint it Black"). Anyway here's the list...

      Judas Priest "Breaking the Law"
      Pantera "Cowboys From Hell"
      Alter Bridge "Cry of Achilles"
      Rage Against the Machine "Guerrilla Radio"
      Red Hot Chili Peppers "Higher Ground"
      Sleigh Bells "Bitter Rivals"
      System of a Down "Chop Suey!"
      Black Veil Brides "In The End "
      The Pretty Reckless "Going to Hell"
      Broken Bells "Leave It Alone"
      Alt-J "Left Hand Free"
      The Rolling Stones "Paint it Black"
      My Chemical Romance "Na Na Na"
      Fall Out Boy "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
      Green Day "Nuclear Family"
      Pierce the Veil "King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)"
      Blitz Kids "Sometimes"
      The Black Keys - "Gold on the Ceiling"
      The Killers “When You Were Young"
      Gary Clark Jr. "Don't Owe You a Thang"
      The War on Drugs "Under the Pressure"
      The Lumineers "Ho Hey"
      Ed Sheeran "Sing"
      Skrillex "Bangarang"

May 13, 2015

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have officially announced that Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will be released on PS4 and XBox One on October 23, 2015 with a PC version coming out at a later date. The game, as had been rumoured in recent months, is set in Victorian Londonin 1868. As the press release states:

      " Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time, the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs -- and adapting to life in the underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and ultimately wrestle back control of London."

    It certainly sounds impressive and you can check out the gorgeous Announcement Trailer below...

    Ubisoft has confirmed that The Division will be released in Q'1 2016. The game which is a online RPG/Shooter has been at the top of many most wanted lists since its unveiling a year ago, but gamers will now have a little longer to wait as the game was expected during 2015.

    Another tidbit from Ubisoft today with the company confirming they will no longer release games on last-gen consoles (PS3, XBox 360) starting this fiscal year. So franchises and games like Assassin's Creed, The Division, Rainbow Six will only appear on the PS4/XBox One going forward with the only exception being Just Dance which will still see last-gen ports.

    Capcom has finally confirmed a release date for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. The game will be released on June 23 and will come with 1080p visuals at 60fps as well as other bonus content such as new playable characters.

May 9, 2015

    PS4 News
    There's under two weeks to go now until The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets a release and today we have a new, phenomenal trailer called "Rage & Steel". Can this game look any better? Check it out for yourself...

    PS4 Preview
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a phenomenal looking game, and it was about time we did up our preview with all new info, the latest screenshots and video. This looks like an essential purchase in a couple of weeks, so check out what to expect in our preview.

May 8, 2015

    PS4 News
    Activision have announced that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is currently in development for consoles at Robomodo and Disruptive Games with a late 2015 release planned. When it comes to the game, as the press release states:

      "Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 rekindles the signature style of classic Pro Skater games in a brand-new set of levels with the same infamous focus on daring objectives, fine-tuned controls and high-score tricks – including manuals and reverts – for endless shredding. New items like power-ups and projectiles change up the core skating experience in a variety of fresh and entertaining ways. Tear up the pavement as one of today’s top pros, including Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ishod Wair, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds, and Lizzie Armanto – or customise your own character."

May 6, 2015

    PS4 News
    In somewhat unsurprising news Disney Interactive have announced that Star Wars will be joining Disney Infinity 3.0 which has been announced for release in late 2015. As well as Star Wars the Avalanche Software developed game will include characters from Pixar's upcoming animated film Inside Out among others.

    Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry 4: Complete Edition will be released on June 18. The release includes the full Far Cry 4 game as well as the Season Pass content which is composed of 5 DLC packs including:

      The Syringe DLC: Players must find a rare and potent recipe before Pagan Min’s forces use it against the rebels.
      Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC: Without anything to defend themselves with, players will have to complete a series of challenges to reach an extraction point.
      The Hurk Deluxe Pack: Contains five missions and an arsenal of five new weapons including “The Impaler”, Hurk’s harpoon gun.
      Overrun DLC: This allows players to team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path to swarm conflict zones, and overrun their opponents in maps based on Kyrat’s countryside.
      Valley of the Yetis DLC: After crashing in the Himalayas, players must explore a new frozen landscape and discover the secrets behind a mysterious cult.

    Not long to go now until The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hits shelves - two weeks in fact - and today we have a new, stunning video called "Monsters" where the developers talk about the foes you will encounter in the game. Get pumped, and check out the trailer:

    PS4 Preview
    Godzilla has been a part of Japanese culture for decades but also has a massive following around the globe too. Now we have a brand new game which will let you smash up cities, and Godzilla's enemies.

May 5, 2015

    PS4 News
    So the other day we told you about the insanely overpriced $59.95 Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight which will offer 6 months of post-release DLC. After an ourcry from gamers WB Games have now provided a list of what to expect.

      Batgirl: A Matter of Family - An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series - check out the first render of Batgirl.
      The Season of Infamy - Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.
      Gotham City Stories - Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.
      Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks - Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.
      Crimefighter Challenge Maps - Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.
      Character Skins - A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.

    Yep, still a complete rip-off it seems (of course there could be 50 hours of content here, but that remains to be seen), but there are a lot of people on forums now cancelling their pre-orders for the title and vowing to wait until WB Games do a GOTY Edition which will likely include all the content, albeit perhaps a year away still - but not dissimilar to the announcement of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor a couple of days ago.

May 4, 2015

    PS4 Preview
    Star Wars: Battlefront is one of those games that brings back memories. The earlier titles in the franchise were some of the best shooters for years, and this reboot promises a lot. With the Star Wars property being sold to Disney and a slew of new films incoming, the game rights were sold to Electronic Arts with DICE working on this all-new Battlefront game.

May 2, 2015

    PS4 News
    505 Games have announced they will publish Overkill's The Walking Dead which is a co-op First Person Shooter. The game doesn't have a release date as yet, but 2016 seems to be the target.

April 30, 2015

    PS4 News
    Without a doubt one of the most exciting games due out this year is Just Cause 3. Now we have the first trailer for the game, and while it's pretty short, there is no doubt the excitement levels look to be justified. Check it out...

    WB Games have announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition will be released on Playstation 4 on May 13 for $AU89.95 in stores. The release includes the main game and all currently available downloadable content (DLC) packs, allowing fans to experience hours of added gameplay and content including:

    • Story Packs: The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright Lord
    • Skins: The Dark Ranger, Captain of the Watch, Lord of the Hunt, The Bright Lord, Power of Shadow and Lithariel Skins
    • Runes: Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor, Rising Storm, Orc Slayer, Defiant to the End, Elven Grace, Ascendant, One with Nature
    • Missions: Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks and The Skull Crushers Warband Missions
    • Challenge Modes: Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom, Endless Challenge, Test of the Wild, Test of the Ring, Test of Defiance Challenge Modes
    • Additional Features: Photo Mode

April 28, 2015

    PS4 News
    Warner Brothers have today released details about the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and for fans of the game it's going to be a pretty big offering, and one that will empty your wallet. In fact, the Season Pass, will come with a whopping $AU59.95 price tag. That's right, the extra content will cost almost a much as an entirely new game. As the press release states "The Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass will deliver regular new content for six months post-launch including new story missions, additional super-villains invading Gotham City, legendary Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.".

    What is even more amusing is a Premium Edition of the game which carries a $159.90 price point - basically you're just buying the game and paying for the Season Pass up front - with no incentive to do so. Now don't get me wrong, there's probably a lot of content in the DLC but, for us, the price of post-release DLC is getting crazy, but even worse, we're now being asked to plonk down almost double the cost of the game (especially when it will likley be discounted at retailers in launch week), in the hope that the added content is going to be great value. This is becoming the big con folks, be wary and remember you can buy the DLC when it launches - after you see the reviews.

April 27, 2015

    PS4 News
    Over the last day or so word came through that Konami were about to remove P.T. Demo from the Playstation Store, but the reasons have been question with rumours abounding that Silent Hills, the game which was announced with the surprise demo as a collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Guellermo Del Toro, was cancelled. The director of Hellboy and Pacific Rim stated that "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart." What a shame...

    Like night follows day Acitivision have unveiled their new Call of Duty game for this year, the strongly rumoured Black Ops 3 from developers Treyarch. It's looking pretty awesome, so rather then prattle on, here's the trailer...

    PS4 Review
    Borderlands: Handsome Collection is a compilation release of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as well as all the DLC released for the titles. Of course the PS4 version also sees a bump in the visuals. This is yet another cracker release and essential purcase for PS4 owners.

April 24, 2015

    PS4 Review
    Ride is the latest racing game from Italian developers Milestone. No longer shackled to a restrictive license (such as their MotoGP or WRC titles), this game includes multiple bike manufacturers, as well as customisation, rider gaear and track. It's a solid release, but really one for racing fans only.

April 20, 2015

    PS4 News
    Square-Enix have released a trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD which is coming to PS4 next month on May 14th with improved visuals, both original and rearranged music and cross-save compatability between PS4 and PSVita. Called "Return to Spira" it's pretty impressive so check it out...

    If you picked up Final Fantasy Type-0 on PS4 recently (and we will be doing or review very soon, we promise) then you would have also likely checked out the impressive demo for Final Fantasy XV. Square-Enix have just released a trailer called "Top 15 Moments from the FINAL FANTASY XV Demo" and yep, it's pretty good stuff.


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