Xbox 360 Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 21 Oct 2014

It's now more rare for a game to launch without a Season Pass than with one. Sometimes the post launch content on offer justifies the extra little cash injection, as is the case with Far Cry 4. You're getting single-player, co-op and multiplayer content, as well as a little trip into a Yeti's den. I highly doubt he'll be as cuddly as I hope.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Oct 2014

Yesterday Bungie detailed a new hot fix that would be going live later in the day. It did, bring a host of small tweaks and changes to the game’s weapons and raids. Some players, however, are finding that the patch also manages to destroy their Destiny installation altogether.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Oct 2014

The Evil Within has a lot of promise to live up to. Fans of Shinji Mikami's previous work have high hopes that this new survival horror will rekindle the slower, more dread-filled days of the Resident Evil franchise. Does it succeed in delivering a heart attack inducing experience?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Oct 2014

Despite all of the negative press, Destiny still has a surprisingly large active player base. It might not be as high as Bungie would've hoped, but their continued support could entice some burned players to return. Especially those who loved their scout rifles, because they're finally useful.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Oct 2014

Far Cry 4 is looking like it's going to be pretty explosive. You've got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 10 Oct 2014

A long, long time ago on an Xbox 360 far far away, a younger version of myself downloaded a little arcade title called Geometry Wars. The neon glory experience that followed has remained one of my fondest memories of Microsoft's old console, but next month brings a whole new Geometry Wars era.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 06 Oct 2014

Far Cry 4 is absolutely bonkers - perhaps even  moreso than the previous entry, which featured the most mentally unstable antagonist I’ve ever seen. Far Cry 4 ups the ante with the various different flavours of destruction you can cause with all sorts of weapons and wildlife. Like monkeys, for example. You can cause chaos with monkeys, especially if you pre-order.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Oct 2014

November is the new October. Most of October's biggest games made the short, month long trip down delay lane during this year, but one game that has always kept it’s place is Far Cry 4. Mountains, gliders and weaponised elephants, Far Cry 4 is looking deliciously crazy, and that’s before you even get your hands on the meaty weaponry.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Oct 2014

I have to admit, I'm still enjoying a few minutes of Destiny every now and then when I get the chance. That's probably because I have yet to reach the level cap and be forced to deal with the game's annoying loot drops. Now I won't have to either, with Bungie making Destiny's loot system a little more fair.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Sep 2014

The Evil Within has a lot riding on it. Horror fans around the world are hoping it brings back some of the iconic horror that made the early resident Evil titles so engaging. With tons of ammo to burn through, that's a little tricky, so it's good that The Evil Within is planning to strip that all away.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Sep 2014

One of the weirder announcements at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference this year had to be Screamride. A game that looks extremely similar to Rollercoaster Tycoon, but isn’t. The game didn’t exactly , uh, scream next-gen in any real way, so why was it given the spotlight on Microsoft’s stage? Maybe because it lets you break everything. Literally.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Sep 2014

Games with Gold, proof that gamers can still find something unpleasant about free games. Then again, when you're paying for a service which touts that you'll get games each month, of course we expect something worthwhile. The service is known for giving older, less worthwhile games, with a few notable exceptions. This month's selection has one such exception.