It may not have the dogs of war, but at least Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has had plenty of post-release support. For a price of course. Season pass holders have already checked out two DLC packs since the launch of the game, leaving two more expansions on the horizon. Well, make it one more, as the third pack has a name and a date. Prepare yourself to die hard with some Vengeance!
I’m not big on backwards compatibility, if I have a large Xbox 360 library it’s quite obvious that I also have an existing Xbox 360 so I can simply use that. Granted extra features are always nice but lack of backwards compatibility is not a system killer for me.
One of the big surprise reveals from Microsoft’s Xbox One conference was the fact that Rare Ltd’s Killer Instinct – once a fan-favourite fighting game series – was being brought back from the dead, exclusively available on the Xbox One. I got to give the game a bash at E3 this week,and could this be the bad news C-C-C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER the Xbox one needs?
The big added feature in this years Call of Duty is the dog companion, Riley. From what I’ve seen on the Internet and from chatting to people the dog is going down quite well with the fans but I have to admit I’m not totally sold on the idea.
Microsoft is doing away with its stupid banana dollar Microsoft Points system, opting instead to utilise real world cash values. that change will happen at some point this year (likely to co-incide with the Xbox One launch). What happens then, to the dormant Microsoft Points you currently have attached to your Xbox Live account?
As you probably already know by now, Microsoft’s Xbox One will not be available in South Africa when it launches in much of the rest of the world in November this year. It’s home to some really great games (like Dead Rising 3, which is one of my top games from E3) – which has some planning to import the console before its local launch. Unfortunately, that might not be a good plan.
When we first heard about Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare from EA and Popcap, I thought it was yet another instance of EA cashing in on its popular franchises. Which it may well be, but Garden Warfare does it with charm and style – and the irreverent silliness you’ve come to expect from PvZ.
One of the best announcements made at the Microsoft conference at E3 was that starting soon, still no timeline, families will be allowed to share the Xbox Gold access across members.
Sony unanimously won the last generation of the console war – with the PlayStation 2 becoming one of the best selling gaming systems of all time. That victory in hand, they kicked off the current generation with a terrible sense of arrogance – so wonderfully encapsulated by Ken Kutaragi’s bold statement that everybody should get a second job to buy a PlayStation 3.
Here’s something that Sony slipped in at their conference, hoping nobody would really notice. While Microsoft seems to be making its Xbox Live gold service a little more like PlayStation plus, Sony seems to be making its own service a little more like Xbox Live gold – and you’ll now need to pay money to play online multiplayer.
Although the Xbox 360 is set to fade away with the dawn of a new generation of consoles, Microsoft show off three new games for the 360
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E3 starts this week. Publisher Square Enix will be showing off a ton of stuff this year, including the likes of Deus Ex: The Fall, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Deus EX: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, but if there’s just one game of theirs that I’m aching to see more of, it’s the new sequel to Thief. And here’s that game’s E3 trailer, released just a little earlier than it was supposed to have been.
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by Nick Reay (Aka Rincethis)
It was with great trepidation that I loaded Resident Evil: Revelations onto my console; trepidation caused by a variety factors. Firstly the shock of Resident Evil 6 was still there, right in the front of my mind, an after image seared into the fleshy bits that will still take a few years to heal.