RYSE: Son of Rome: The Review

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On the 22nd of November was the release of the much awaited Xbox One. Like every other gamer that got their lucky hands on one of these, I ordered a handful of games – one of them being RYSE: Son of Rome. This game had me hooked when I first saw it at E3. It looked like something I had rarely (if ever) seen before, so of course I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it myself. On the 22nd of November, I finally did. Could this game be the warrior that it promised, or was it just going to be another soldier that died in battle?

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Crytek gave RYSE a lot of hype during E3

So, with this game being my most anticipated game on the Xbox One, I did not want to be disappointed. I wanted to play a game that was refreshing, and new. I just wanted something different from the usual FPS game that has been driven down our throats every year since 2006/2007. With RYSE, we have something different, we have something fresh and it is great. I’m not going to say that this is the best video game as of now! That wouldn’t be true. This doesn’t have to be the best game though, that’s the thing. It just has to be new, and refreshing. I keep linking those two words a lot, and that’s because the gaming industry needs to take note. We need games like RYSE to keep gamers interested, to keep them (dare I say) entertained. With RYSE, I got what I expected. I had a good time, and that’s what matters. Video games are a form of entertainment, and a lot of people forget that.

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Are you not entertained?!

RYSE brings us an adventure that is different from other titles. It brings us a hack and slash story that plays quite well. One of the main aspects that caught my attention, was how the game felt like you was watching a movie. This has been tried and tested in the past and has never really taken off. Crytek has turned that around and made this game as enjoyable as they possibly could. Yes, the gameplay is quite repetitive at times, but what would you expect from a hack and slash set in Roman times? You are not going to see the protagonist doing any major moves, or I should hope you don’t see that anyway! That would be very unrealistic and Crytek would have a lot to answer for if they did that. With that being said, you will see the protagonist blocking, attacking and executing enemies in a very gory fashion. It’s what any gore-lover would want!
RYSE is also a beautiful game to look at. The graphics are extraordinary to a point that makes you question if this is a movie, or just another video game. Well, it feels like both, as I stated earlier, and that’s not a bad thing. Crytek have always had an outstanding engine, as we all know and they use it’s full potential in RYSE. 

One of the many executions in Ryse

One of the many executions in Ryse

The campaign is good. It’s not amazing, but it is good. You will see tons of action as you wade through each of the chapters. In RYSE you will see our protagonist (Marius Titus) join the Roman Army in Britannia after he witnesses the murder of his family. Marius seeks revenge on the Barbarians, and he must overcome the odds as he slashes his way through the enemy. You will come up against tough enemies throughout each chapter, and as the story progresses you will come up against a handful of bosses.
The campaign isn’t too long, which isn’t usually popular amongst gamers, but the story it tells is wonderful. Crytek have done an amazing job of making you want more from RYSE, and with it being a first attempt on the new console, I can only say that they have done a great job.

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Marius doing what he does best

Along with the single player campaign, Crytek gave us a Co-op multiplayer game mode known as Gladiator. In this game mode, you and you friends can team up against waves of enemies inside of a Colosseum. Each wave is different, meaning that you will have to work well as a team to take down the different enemies that this game mode presents.
You can “Be Your Own Hero” in this game mode. With the gold you earned in combat you can purchase different types of equipment. RYSE multiplayer offers a wide range of equipment, such as: armor, shields, weapons and consumables to customise your own gladiator.
This game mode is fun, and it offers a lot to the gamer. They could have added a few more game modes on release, but I’m sure they will bring in more in the future. Nonetheless, this is a lot of fun with your friends and I would recommend it to anybody who is a fan of the hack and slash genre.

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It’s time to entertain

So after playing this game for a while, I must say that I wasn’t left disappointed. It was everything that I expected. A lot of critics have been saying bad things about this game, but I can’t see why. It’s everything you would expect from this type of game. You’re not going to see spectacular movie moments and you’re not going to see tons of explosions. You are going to see swords swinging, archers shooting and a lot of people dying. This game is a lot of fun and if you were lucky enough to get an Xbox One, I would suggest you try this out. Crytek could improve on this game and have themselves a nice little franchise going for them, and I don’t see why they won’t do that. This game is fun. Go and buy it if you haven’t already!

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F1 2013: The Review

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Formula One: it’s not for everyone, but the loyal fanbase that this sport has managed to obtain is incredible. I remember when I was a young child and I would watch the likes of Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Damon Hill and many many other great drivers. Back then, the cars didn’t use none of the computer technology that the present cars use. This led to (dare I say) more entertaining races. Although, it was pretty much the same story. We had Schumacher dominating the racing scene – year in, year out, and today we have Vettel doing the same. Whereas the F1 scene has been pretty predictable over the last few years with Vettel winning it, the video game hasn’t. You will see the expected drivers getting the podium finish, but it’s not always Vettel. Now, I know that isn’t enough to persuade you that this game is different than the actual sport itself. So, let me tell you what is good about the game this year.

The 4th time winner.

Sebastian Vettel: the 4th time winner.

F1 2012 was good, there’s no doubt about that, but it still had flaws (just like most games). The biggest flaw I can think of, was the penalty system. That was a joke on 2012. You could literally not do anything and you would get a drive-thru penalty. It was completely shocking. F1 2013 seems to have improved on this system quite a lot. I have yet to come across a time where I have been given a penalty for doing nothing wrong. When I have received a penalty, it has been very deserving.
F1 2013 feels very real. They have somehow improved on the amazing job they did with F1 2012 by making the races feel more alive. You will see collisions (not in every race), you will see tyre wear come into the mix and you will see the difference with each car this time around. On F1 2012 I was racing for Caterham and I would win almost every Grand Prix, which was very unrealistic. This time around, I started at Caterham, yet again, and I never got a victory. I never even got close, and that’s how it should be. This is a major step for Codemasters.
Tyre management comes into play this year. If you are a fan of F1, you will have noticed that the tyres have been one of the main talking points during the season. It is no different in the game. Tyres will wear down very quickly if you’re not careful. I was struggling when I first started playing, but after some practice, I was able to manage my tyres so they would last long enough for me to complete the race.

The very realistic F1 2013 has done a great job this year

The very realistic F1 2013 has done a great job this year

Everything you know from F1 2012 returns in this game. You will have Career, Season Challenge, Time Attacks and every other feature that you love about the franchise. There are also new features that have been introduced by Codemasters. The F1 classics were brought in for everybody to try, and it is perfect. You get cars from the 80’s and 90’s, along with three classic tracks. This is something that people have always wanted. The cars handle exactly how they should and it does take a couple of races to get used to them, but that’s the whole point. It’s something new, and fresh.

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Take the fantastic Ferrari 312 T2 around the classic, or modern tracks

 

Multiplayer is pretty much the same as last year, apart from the change of cars. You jump into a session with people from around the world and you have a great time, racing. What more could you want from a racing game? The best thing about multiplayer is the new and improved penalty system (like I said before). A few times on F1 2012 I would get a penalty for somebody taking my car on a little detour into the tyre wall. Now, this has changed. If you purposely take out the opposition, you will be punished. If it’s an accident, you will be warned. This is a fantastic way of doing things, as it lets the races flow a lot more.
Co-Op season is back, just like you would expect. You and a friend can take on the greatest F1 drivers of the present and see who can top the table at the end of the season. I’ve always enjoyed this mode, as it brings something exciting to the normal career mode. You obviously work as a team and try to finish in the best possible place you can, so your team can claim the ultimate constructors championship, yet you are competing against your team-mate (and everyone else) for the drivers championship.

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What most online lobbies look like after a couple of corners

So, F1 2013 is a fantastic game. It looks beautiful, it feels smoother than ever and it is a must buy for any F1 fan. I can’t recommend it enough, and it seems to be getting better each year. An amazing job from Codemasters, once again. So, get this game. You will love it, I promise.

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What To Play?!: Halloween Edition

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It’s that time of year again, where people dress up as their favourite TV characters, demons and whatever else they can think of. It’s that time of year where people go out, get drunk and then come home and wonder what the hell happened. Well never fear, I have a few options for all of you. I have options for the people like me, who don’t drink. I have options for the people who go out, drink and then come home not knowing what to do. I have something for everybody! In this new edition to my blog, I shall give you five games that I think you will enjoy. In this edition you will see: fun, gore and scary titles to see you through the night. Some of these games will make you sleep with the lights on!

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To start you off tonight, why not play some Dead Rising 2? Everybody loves seeing zombies, right? Everybody loves to kill zombies, right? Well if you do, this is a game that bleeds fun! You play as Chuck Greene and he is kinda cool, I guess. The game opens up with Chuck participating in the Terror is Reality game show. Chuck participates in these events to win cash, so he can buy Zombrex for his daughter. The Zombrex aspect of the game can be quite annoying but other than that, you should be playing this tonight! A lot of zombies, a lot of weapons and a lot of blood! What more could you ask for?

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Zombie slaying time!

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What would Halloween be without Resident Evil? Resident Evil was one of the first games to bring the horror genre into the big leagues. We’ve all played this game (and if you haven’t, why the hell not?!) and at one point or another, we have been scared. Don’t try to deny it, we’ve all been there, you’re not alone. This a must play game for any horror fan on Halloween.

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Leon and the gang

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Fear 3 does something that gets overlooked by most people. Fear 3 is horrifying at times but that’s not what makes this game so good. The way this game affects you psychologically is amazing. This game will have you thinking, it will have you jumping and it will make you feel scared. There are many jump spots in the game where Alma will appear and you won’t be expecting her. This game is brilliant and you should be playing it tonight!

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Imagine these guys showing up to your house on Halloween

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Silent Hill has always been successful. The franchise has never let the die hard community down. Konami have always remained fresh with this franchise, and they have always had a few scares up their sleeves! Silent Hill: HD Collection brings you both Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. Both games are amazing and they will scare you.

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What a friendly bunny

Dead Space

The Dead Space series has been an amazing ride so far. Isaac Clarke has been through an emotional ride (as have we, the gamers) through all three instalments. This game is guaranteed to scare the socks off you! As you walk through the dark world that is Dead Space, you will come across something known as Necromorphs. These creatures are enough to give you nightmares. One minute you will be minding your own business and the next you will hear terrifying music that usually means there is something going to happen.

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You get to wear this cool suit!

Well I hope you all enjoy this new edition to the TwiiSteD Blog. I have been thinking up new things over the last few months. I really enjoy reviewing games, but I want to do so much more. Hopefully I can improve on this in the future. This is technically just a test to see if I can actually do other things. Well I hope you enjoy this. Thank you for the support. You guys are amazing. Stay amazing.

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GTA V: The Review + Multiplayer Guide!

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“All we had to do, was follow the damn train, CJ!” will be what most of you remember from the previous visit to San Andreas. With all the hype of GTA: V, I think most of us lost our minds. As the release date grew closer, we would become agitated and excited at the same time. We had seen the trailers, we had heard what Rockstar had to offer this time around and it promised to be something special. I remember writing about GTA: V a few months ago and I was as excited as a kid on Christmas day. You can only imagine what I was like during the week before release! So, when GTA: V was released, everybody went crazy, and who could blame them? I mean, it has been 5 years since the last GTA instalment, so it was quite obvious that the community would be going absolutely mental.

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Welcome Back to San Andreas

GTA: V opens up in 2004 with Michael, Trevor, Brad and an unknown accomplice robbing a bank in Ludendorff, North Yankton. Whilst escaping, the foursome run into the police (who saw that coming?) and from there on, it’s not quite the smooth ride that they thought it would be. Whilst escaping, you will have to shoot officers, drive the getaway vehicle and then some how get away from the whole situation. After this amazing prologue, you will take control of Franklin. Franklin and his best friend (Lamar) work as repo men for Simeon (car dealer of Armenian heritage). Franklin and Lamar must repossess vehicles from unfortunate customers. Doing these first two missions gives you a little bit of information about the main characters. As the game progresses, you unlock Michael and then Trevor later on in the story. After you have played with the 3 protagonists for a while, you will become attached to them. You will love them all for different reasons, I know I did.
Without any spoilers, I will say that the story is fantastic. It hooks you and reels you in, just like I hoped it would. Rockstar always have a way of bringing the emotion out of a gamer, which is one of the reasons I love their work. In this absolutely fantastic instalment, you will feel happy, anger and pretty much every emotion your mind has to offer. This isn’t ever a bad thing. This is great storytelling from one of the best game developers in the world and we couldn’t ask for much more.

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The amazing developers

Another brilliant thing about every GTA game are the activities away from the main story. You can pretty much do anything in the world of GTA to fulfil your happiness. There things such as: Tennis, Golf, Darts, Car races, Off-road races, Bike races, Sea races and a hell of a lot more. You will never be short for anything to do in this game. It is just so much fun roaming around the city, finding different things to do. I don’t know many other developers who put so much effort in to one single game at this present time. IF that isn’t enough to wet your appetite, you can always just do your own thing. Go to the airport, steal a plane and go crazy, have a shoot-out with the police and try to evade that 5-star wanted level, or just simply have a nice drive around the wonderful city of Los Santos. In my personal opinion, the single player alone should win this title the ‘Game of The Year’ award.

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Two of the three amazing protagonists in GTA: V

Regular readers know that I don’t say anything about graphics in a game, but in this case, it has to be mentioned. GTA: V looks absolutely fantastic. Rockstar have gone into so much detail to bring us not only a game that plays brilliantly, but also a game that looks amazing. Everything from the beautiful weather to the amazing countryside of Blaine County looks perfect. I don’t think I have ever seen GTA look so good. It’s the small things that make this game look so good. How the water moves, how the fog looks absolutely brilliant and just how everything moves in such a fluid motion.
So overall, you should buy this game if you haven’t already. You are missing out on one of the best games in the past ten years! It is seriously that good and I can’t recommend it enough. Go and buy it now if you haven’t already. I don’t care what time it is, I don’t care what day it is and I don’t care how much it is! Go and get this game. It is that good.

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GTA: Online did have teething problems on the first week of it’s release, and this annoyed most of the gaming community, but what else could you expect with 8 million people trying to get on the servers constantly for an entire week? Although, the servers were not entirely to blame. Some of the blame could be placed on Rockstar themselves. They held back the Online option for two weeks post launch. This was so they could add the finishing touches to the multiplayer. I think this angered most people. I was slightly annoyed at this, yet I just didn’t complain. I played single player, like it was intended. The problem with getting online was getting through the tutorial. This was meant to teach you how GTA: Online worked, yet it was a hard task. It would show you the city, your character would arrive to Los Santos by plane and Lamar would come to welcome you. After this, he would give you a lecture on how small you are and how you can earn money. So he takes you to your first race, and this is where the problems start. The race would never start. It took me 4 days to actually get past this. A lot of people complained, and so they should. It was their right to complain. I was not part of the angry mob. I was part of the patient bunch who waited for a fix. When it finally came, the troubles seemed to go away, until people’s characters seemed to be disappearing like cake at a child’s party. I never saw any issues, until it happened to me, of course. I was a level 19 who didn’t have a lot of things. I had a car and that was it. I didn’t mind this. I waited for the next patch and then made a new character. Of course the game would have problems. Even now, it has problems. Nothing as major as the start, but it still has them.

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Hey look, it’s that race we never saw

Anyway, when Rockstar finally fixed most of the problems, the online was brilliant and it still is. A lot of the online features are still to be released and even without them, the game is fantastic. You can do pretty much anything that you can do in singleplayer and much more. There are jobs which are scattered around the map for anyone to join. You can race, play survival, team deathmatch, last team standing or even do missions where you have to collect something for somebody. There is so much to do in GTA: Online. Go on there and you will be hooked for a while!
A great feature in this game is the customisation. You can pretty much customise anything you want from: character appearance to the wheels on your car. You can make your character look the way you want him. Want to be a cowboy? Go ahead. Want to be a rockstar? Do that too. The possibilities are endless in this game. It’s quite something to think that a game on this generation can have so much to offer. The best part is that we haven’t even seen it all yet. We still haven’t seen the creation tools where you can create your own games. We haven’t been introduced to heists as of yet. I have some news about the heists. It could be speculation but this was posted on a forum a few days ago.
According to an unknown poster, the heists will be introduced some time this month. He called Rockstar to complain about his character loss. Whilst talking to Rockstar, he asked about heists and other things which haven’t been released yet. From what he says, you will need to buy an apartment so you can plan the heists. Do not take this as gospel, as it could be a rumour. Just keep in mind that this could be happening sooner than you think.

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Since the game is working, here is my garage. Also, ignore the ‘Heavy Metal Farmer’ character you see in front of the vehicles

So, some tips to help you get started:

  • When you make a character in GTA and you get past the tutorial, you will be asked to find a vehicle. This will be for free. Find the best vehicle that it will let you track (I got a low-end sports car) and when you take it to Los Santos Customs, make sure you have a good look through every customisable option. This is your first car, there are a lot of free things that come with it. Put all of the free things on your car. You won’t get this opportunity again.
  • When you get a garage, go to the LuxuryMotors website on your in-game phone and order the Elegy sports car. This is a free car and you will not be charged for it. Do this if you haven’t got a tracked car, or if you have a garage. It’s the easiest way to get another free car.
  • Make an account on the Rockstar: Social Club website to access the Sawn-Off Shotgun for free. This will help you when you are a lower rank than a lot of the other players in the lobby.
  • Sell cars to Los Santos customs for easy money.
  • If Simeon wants a vehicle, you get him that vehicle. He will pay you a handsome some for these vehicles.
  • Play a lot of Survival when you unlock it at level 15. This will earn you £20,000 if you survive 10 waves.

Using these methods should earn you quite a lot of money in no time. Even doing the standard Team Deathmatches or Races will earn you quite a lot if you place in the top 3.

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Want a car like this? Do the methods I have told you!

Now some more useful tips to get your stats maxed out the fastest way possible. They are quite self explanatory, but I shall tell you anyway:

  • Shooting: go to a shooting range to increase your gun skill, or do Survival. I found Survival gets this stat up the most.
  • Driving: drive around Los Santos for a while, or enter race after race like I did, and win. This helps a lot.
  • Flying: do plane races to get this stat maxed out, or fly around Los Santos for a few hours.
  • Stamina: grab a cycle and peddle like you have never peddled before! This will increase your stamina dramatically.
  • Strength: simply play golf for a few hours. This increases your strength in no time.
  • Stealth:  this skill is increased by 1% for every 45 meters (49 yards) walked in stealth mode.
  • Lung Capacity: this stat is increased by 1% for every minute spent underwater.
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Cycle around as much as you can!

I hope that this guide will help you get through the multiplayer without any trouble. Other things to watch out for, are other players. Try to stay away from them if you can as they always seem to shoot on sight. If you’re confident enough to know you will win a gun fight, go straight in. Always make sure you deposit you’re money into a bank account. You don’t want to lose it if you get shot by another player. When robbing a shop, always make sure you keep your gun aimed at the shop assistant, even when leaving the shop. This gives him no time to pull out a gun of his own and shoot you.
Follow this guide and you should be earning money in no time. You should be able to afford the high end sports cars within days. You should definitely get this game if you haven’t already. It will be the best game you have ever played.

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Tomb Raider: The Review (By TwiiSteD EmBeR)

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With Tomb Raider being around for well over ten years, why not have a review about the latest instalment? We never actually had a chance to find out how Lara became the woman we know and love, so this game was a great way to find out.

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Put on a coat, Lara! It’s getting cold out!

Tomb Raider has always been the game/film that all of us has watched/played and we have seen this college teen become the born survivor that has passed throughout her family. The reboot of Tomb Raider: Survivor is born (2013) (produced by Square Enix) is a game around the legacy that is Lara Croft, but in recent games that I remember myself, such as on PlayStation 1, we already grasp that she has grown up and has learnt to become the rough killer that she is. But with this game, you come to learn that how she becomes the survivor and how she handles events on this island with a crew as they go “Tomb Raiding” as it would be.

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The original Lara Croft

The game also delves into the lives of the other the “crew” members as you also find out the backing stories behind them and you can work to find notes which they read out as a monologue when Lara picks them up.

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Lara is looking good in this day and age

At first look at the Multiplayer, it is similar to most Third-Person shooters. It has a lot of features in the maps that the players can use to climb up and zip line across and set traps to leave the other team vulnerable as they try and get themselves out of the trap and try to gain an advantage over the other team. With this there is also power weapons placed on the map, weapons like: the Mini Gun which the players can use to also gain an advantage on the other team. These power weapons do not disappear, but if chosen to use, it leaves the player exposed. Another main feature of the map is that when a certain team is winning, the map will react, with one of the maps having a feature where part of the map caves in; making it harder for the two teams to concentrate. Players are able to use points gained from kills in order to unlock character, weapons and to attachments for the weapons that they use.

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TR’s Multiplayer wasn’t the best, but it had it’s moments

The game has many features and helpful things that can help the experience of the game and the story that it follows. The user is able to sit at camp-fires also known as “base camp” in which Lara is able to spend points that are gained from things such as: killing enemies stealthy, headshots and finding items in boxes ETC. These points can be spent on upgrading weapons and skills that Lara has to offer throughout the game. Throughout the single player there are also tombs, relics and notes to find, but there is something called “survival instinct” which allows you to see what’s around you and where to go to next. Throughout the game you find Lara growing in confidence as she witnesses these events and the survival on the island, with the non-stop action, twist, turns and overall beautiful visuals. It is an all-round great game, a good experience and is a game worth buying.

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No time to hang about, Lara

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What Can We Expect From Fifa 14: Career Mode Edition

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You’re probably wondering “how will he do this? How does he know what we can expect?”. Well, it’s simple. EA invited me to try the Fifa 14 Career Mode Beta, so I know quite a lot about the feature. In this post I will be telling you what to expect, how the scouting system works and much more. I will even tell you what improvements have been made with the gameplay. Has Fifa 14 got what it takes to be a title contender? Or will it be fighting to stay in the league? Lets find out.

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Just showing some proof

So, to start off, you will see the typical Career Mode menu where you select if you want to be a manager, or a player and once all that is sorted out, you are good to go. Now this is where things get a little different. The Career Mode HUD has changed dramatically. You will be taken to the ‘Office’ menu, where you will read the Emails your chairman, Scouts ETC have sent you. You will receive the normal “Here are your objectives” Emails along with a couple of new Emails explaining how to use the scouts. Setting up the scouting system is a must in Fifa 14, so I shall explain how to use it effectively during the Transfer Window.

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The new and improved scouting network in Fifa 14

So you have chosen your team and now you want to sign new talent during the transfer period but unlike Fifa 13, you can’t just search for a player and put in a whopping 50 million for someone. Well you could but you could be losing out dramatically. EA have introduced a very complicated, yet amazing system this year. As you start your career as a manager you will be assigned between 2 – 6 scouts. Like last year, you will assign them to scout a certain country for some talent. Only this time, it’s not for a youth system, it’s for everything from first team players to up-and-coming talent. So, how do we get the players we are after? Well if you would like a Left Winger, you would assign your scout to take a trip to a certain country. Now this is where the new system comes into action. You now need to set your scout some instructions so he knows what exactly he is looking for. Your scout instructions are based on:

  • Position
  • Age
  • Contract
  • attributes

You would obviously tell him to bring in a Left Winger who was between *insert age* and *insert age*. For the best value you would tell him to find a player who only has 0 – 2 years left on his contract. Now, for the attributes. You have a list of 15 attributes (in the beta) and they are the most important part of this system. For a left winger you would want something like:

  • Attack Minded
  • Dribbler
  • First Team Quality
  • Pacey
  • Playmaker

When you have done all of this, your scout will go out to the country you have chosen and come back from time to time with players who he thinks can fit that role. If you like any of the players he brings back, you can ask him to scout them further. This isn’t the end of the scouting. You still can try to sign this player but you won’t know his price or his overall. The scout will need between 8 and 20+ days to scout this player fully depending on how good your scout is. This does take up most of the time in the transfer window, so make sure you have more than one scout on duty. Especially if you want to sign more than one player.

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Fifa 14 scouting system

So with the new feature out of the way, we have the familiar feel back with the rest of Career Mode. You can do pretty much the same things as you could do on Fifa 13. So, not much of a change from EA this year in Career Mode. One of the biggest changes  is the gameplay. This has changed dramatically since Fifa 13. Fifa 13 was a very fast paced, easy to score football game, whereas Fifa 14 is still quite pacey, it feels like you have to do more to score. For example: on Fifa 13 you could hold LB/L1 whilst passing, meaning the player who passed the ball would sprint through. This led to easy goalscoring.
On Fifa 14 you can try the same thing but more players will close you down and a man will always follow the runner. It sometimes works but it is more difficult to pull off this time around.
On Fifa 14 you have to build up to scoring, just like in a real football match. I think that this is a brilliant new style of play that EA have introduced in Fifa 14.

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El Shaarawy could have better days, but with hair like that, who cares?

Other differences in this years title is how the players move and position themselves. Your defenders will actually have back if they are under pressure, unlike last year where they would stop on the halfway line whilst watching the ball float over their tiny heads wondering what was going on. This is one of the improvements that everyone had been hoping for this year. So, another good deed done. The attacking has been altered as well as the defending. Players will now make runs off the ball, regardless if you tell them to or not. This can be very effective whilst attacking the opposition.

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Messi: “My hand… it’s beautiful”

The last thing I’m going to be talking about is how EA have introduced the new ball physics. We’re all very used to the ball flying straight over the bar when we drive a shot from 40 yards out on Fifa, but this has now changed. With the new physics anything can happen in Fifa 14. Remember when you took that wonder strike with Cristiano Ronaldo only to see the ball float aimlessly into Row Z? Well, on Fifa 14 you won’t have that problem (most of the time). For example: I was Southampton and I had brought in James McCarthy from Wigan. I was open and I was around 35-40 yards from goal. I hit the ball, it went quite high and with me being used to Fifa, I thought it would just continue to rise. Oh how I was wrong. The ball dipped and curled straight over the keepers head, which made a wonderful moment. I was sat down, wide eyed with my mouth open. This shocked me to a point that I thought it couldn’t be real.  You could score amazing goals in the past and it would feel good. This time, it feels amazing.

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And what you can’t see is Samir Nasri hiding behind Gareth Barry

So all in all, Fifa 14 (Career Mode) is looking very promising this year. Yes, it hasn’t improved dramatically since Fifa 13 but what stands out here is the gameplay.  The way the game feels is very good. Well, we haven’t got long until the game is released, so I hope to see you all on the pitch at some point. Get practising those CR7/Bale free kicks and you will be feeling like a pro in no time!

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Payday 2: The Review

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“BULLDOZER GUY…BIG JUGGERNAUT GUY” is what you will hear me shouting, whilst running away frantically during any ‘Overkill’ heist. After playing Payday 2 for just over a week, I feel that I have pretty much seen everything there is to see within the game. I’ve been through bank heists, nightclub robberies and many botched jobs that were never my fault, of course. Payday 2 is a fantastic, fun game, but how long can that last? Is Payday a successful job, or just another botched attempt?

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From left to right: Hoxton, Dallas, Wolf and Chains.

Sadly, the Xbox community never got to play Payday: The Heist, but never fear! Overkill announced that they would be bringing the much anticipated title to Xbox: 360 with Payday 2. To the surprise of Overkill, a large majority of the community couldn’t wait to get their hands on their product. This lead to the disc copies to be sold out within hours, in every store. The only way to get this game would be to download it straight from the Xbox marketplace itself. With the game being so cheap, you could hardly turn down that offer.

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Brilliant developers.

So, lets get the bad points out the way first. One of the only bad points I can say about this brilliant title is the single player. This game was never meant for single player, so if you don’t have an Xbox live gold account (or any friends), I would suggest that you don’t get this game at all as you will be bored within a few hours. Payday 2 was always meant to be a co-op game. Playing this game with friends, or even with random people online is one of the best things about Payday 2. The game can be quite glitchy at times, for example: You’ll be taking cover in a room when out of nowhere a full assault team runs through the wall to attack you. I’m sure Overkill will patch up these glitches in future updates.

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“LET’S GO” Just wait one minute! I need to saw through this last deposit box.

Payday 2 is a different game to say the least. This is not a bad thing, no. This is very refreshing. How many times do we see all these FPS games trying to do the same thing and failing? Quite a lot. Even the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield are the same these days. I’m not bad mouthing them, so don’t think I am. They are successful for a reason. I’m just saying that we did need something like this, we needed something new.
Playing Payday with friends has to be the best thing about the game. You party up, choose a job and off you go. Starting off you will be choosing low difficulty jobs such as a “Four Store” heist which aren’t that exciting. As you progress through the ranks (100 in total) you will be unlocking higher paying jobs, which means higher difficulty. These are the best kind of jobs you can get. Anything from Hard – Overkill will have you fighting waves of heavy armoured FBI officers as well as trying to do the job at hand. There are about 10 jobs on Payday 2 as of now, but I expect Overkill to add more with the 5 packs of DLC that they plan to bring out in the future. Whilst this is a problem for some people, it isn’t for me. The jobs play out the same way in the end but different patterns emerge each time you play them. For example: Day 2 of the ‘Rats’ job you have to take the drugs to the gang to gain some info. Either you can get through this without having to shoot anyone, you can get the info and attempt to take the drugs as well to gain more money, the gang can suspect that you’re going to do them out of the deal and start shooting you or the police can turn up, meaning you have to take out the gang and the police simultaneously whilst trying to get the info required. So even though there isn’t much variation with the jobs, there is a lot to do in Payday 2. It is definitely a game that anyone would enjoy.

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Come on Heisenberg, cook the meth!

Payday 2 offers 26 weapons varying from assault rifles, sub machine guns, shotguns, hand guns and even a portable saw. You can unlock mods for each weapon through the “Payday” card regime. After each successful job, you will be able to pick from 3 cards. What you receive will be absolutely random each time. You can get your hands on:

  • Weapon Mods
  • Masks
  • Mask patterns
  • Mask materials
  • Mask colours
  • Money

This is a really fun aspect that Overkill have introduced into the game. You can wanting a mod for a certain weapon, meaning you keep completing jobs in order to try and get it.

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Some of the masks you can earn in Payday 2.

Last, but not least is the Skill Tree. Just before you start being a criminal, you must choose a role. You have four options:

  • Mastermind: a manipulative leader who excels in situational control. (Has control of med kits)
  • Enforcer: The Violent one. Employed by crime syndicates to execute jobs that no one else can (Has control of ammo bags)
  • Technician: An expert in the practical application of criminal science. Enjoying anything that goes BOOM! (Has control of Trip mines, C4 and a sentry gun)
  • Ghost: The stealth artist, capable of grand theft without force or violence.

You earn skill points by ranking up. These skill points can be put into one tree, or spread out across all four, meaning you can do practically anything. There are a total of six tiers in each tree. Tier 1 – 3 cost 1 point each to buy the skill (plus money) and to ace that skill, you will need 3 more points. From tier 4 – 6, each skill will require 4 points to purchase and 8 points to ace.

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What the Skill Tree looks like.

So, Payday 2 is definitely worth your money. It is a fun, fantastic game that anybody can enjoy. Even though the jobs get quite repetitive, it still brings a lot to the table. Overkill can give them selves a round of applause for bringing something new for the gaming community to try. With 5 DLC packs announced for the future, I can only think that Payday 2 is going to get better and better. Do you have what it takes to become the Worlds best criminal? Find out, in Payday 2.

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World of Tanks (Xbox 360 Beta): The Review + Guide!

LogoOn the 22nd of August I received a Beta code from the Xbox 360 World of Tanks team. I had been waiting to play this game since they announced the Beta a couple of months ago. I’ve heard many good things about World of Tanks from the PC community so I couldn’t wait to actually get into one of the many intense tank battles I had seen. World of Tanks promised to bring the same game to consoles that we have seen on PC over the last few years. Some people thought they couldn’t do it, some people thought the game would be dumbed down and some just thought it wouldn’t work. Will World of Tanks shine on Xbox, or will it be left stranded in a minefield?

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So, I put in my Beta code, loaded up the game and the first thing I saw was the “Garage” screen. It has all these options and you’re not really sure how they work. This can be quite confusing for any first time player. Well, I’m here to help! In the top right of your screen you will see three icons. These icons are “Gold coins” which can be purchased through the store to buy camouflages, premium and other different items.  Next to the Gold coins are “Silver coins” which are used to purchase tanks, consumables and even camouflage (only for a limited amount of time). The final thing which you see are the “Bronze stars” which is seen as free XP. I will mention more about the free XP later on in the post. On the bottom of your screen will be all of the vehicles you have purchased throughout the game (which you can upgrade using XP). You start off with two Tier 1 Tanks and 4 additional vehicle slots with an option to purchase even more through the in-game store.
The in-game store is not currently available on the Beta but I’m sure it will be used to purchase new tanks, camo, consumables ETC. This is a good way to get an advantage in the field if you don’t feel like grinding out the XP needed to unlock the next tank. If you don’t have the money to do that, you can easily play through the game like any other person would and earn your prize that way. There isn’t really a pay-to-win feature in World of Tanks, and that’s why I think this game is absolutely brilliant. A lot of these free-to-play titles have a pay-to-win theme to them, but not World of Tanks. This game is for everybody and it is so much fun.

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The Garage Screen

One of the most important (and confusing) options in World of Tanks is the Tech Tree. This is where you go to unlock different tanks. In the Xbox 360 Beta you can choose between America and Germany. Each country provides a number of tanks for you to choose from. As you enter the Tech Tree, you will be a little confused by the amount of things you see on the screen. You will see a lot of tanks, a lot of symbols and a jumble of things.
First off, I will tell you how the XP works in this game. After playing a match, you will see that you have earned silver stars (XP) for that tank. In the Tech Tree, your tank will have silver stars and this is what allows you to research the next tank in the next tier. Once researched, you can buy the tank with the silver coins you earn during matches. The free XP can also be helpful, for example: you have 900 XP on your Tier One tank but you need a 1000 XP to unlock the tank in the next Tier along. If you have enough free XP, you can put that towards the XP you have already earned on your Tier One tank. This was very confusing to me at first, so I thought I would explain the best way possible. I hope this helps!
Now for the Tier system. You will see one Tank on the left hand side – this is your first tank. This is a Tier one tank. You go into battle with that tank, earning XP for the next Tier. Altogether, there are 8 tiers (in the Beta) with 5 different categories, which include:

  • Light Tank – More nimble than the average tank and very good for scouting.
  • Medium Tank – Great for supporting other tanks on the field. Also good for scouting.
  • Heavy Tank – Does this even need an explanation. Great for turning the battle in your favour.
  • Tank Destroyer – Does what it says on the tin. Sit back and lay into the enemy with this vehicle.
  • Artillery – Not so good at close quarters but can deal a lot of damage from distance.

I suggest that you start off with the German Tech tree as their tanks are a lot stronger than the American ones. The only weakness I can see thus far with the German tanks is the speed. They are a lot slower than the American tanks but the power they posses compensates for the loss of speed. I find that using a German Tank Destroyer favours me in many ways. I seem to be the type of player who gets straight into the fight; I don’t hold back. The thing I like to see when I’m in a game is the amount of support I get from my allies. I will be rolling into the battle with a Tank Destroyer and I will see 4 – 8 team mates on each side of me, protecting me and that is what a game should be about. It should be about teamwork, not just about one person. The Tank Destroyers (except some of the American vehicles) don’t have a turret and this can be very, very troublesome in any battle. You have to re-position the Tank to aim at a target, whereas with another tank, you could stay stationary and just re-position the turret. This is why you should go into battle but always make sure you’re just behind the other units on the field. A Tank Destroyer can be flanked very easily if you’re not aware of your surroundings, so make sure you have team mates who can protect you.

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The Beast. One of the many Tank Destroyers in World of Tanks.

If you want to take a more full on approach and you like to get at the enemy face on, you should choose the light, medium or heavy tanks. These are great for going head to head with the enemy (if you have support that is). There is a big risk that you could get taken out by an enemy Destroyer, or even artillery but before that happens, you can always roll in with the big boys and take out some of the enemy opposition. When in a head-to-head battle with an enemy tank, make sure you face your enemy. If you take damage in the front, it won’t be that effective. If the enemy manages to get round the side/back of your tank, you will be in a lot of trouble! These are the weak spots on any tank, so always make sure you are facing your enemy.

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The Heavy Tank can change the game in an instant.

Are you a person who doesn’t enjoy getting their hands dirty in the gruesome nightmare known as war? Are you the type of person who would rather not be on the frontline getting blown to pieces? Well, there is something for you! Artillery is the way to go for you. While not being useful in head-to-head combat, the artillery is the best thing for long range. Being able to find a spot and shoot artillery shells across the map without being spotted is something that nothing else can do on the battlefield. Using Artillery can be fun, but can also be seen as a cheap way to get a kill in World of Tanks. With a birds-eye view of the battlefield, nothing can really go wrong with Artillery unless you’re the last unit left alive and 12 battle tanks are powering towards you. If that doesn’t happen, you’re technically unstoppable!

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The view you see when controlling Artillery.

So World of Tanks has finally arrived on Xbox 360 (the beta anyway) and people seem to be having fun with this game. The gameplay is excellent and fast paced. I wouldn’t expect anything else for the team behind World of Tanks. If you didn’t manage to get a code, don’t worry because the full, free version of the game will be arriving later in the year. I would suggest that you pick up this game when it is eventually released as it is so much fun and you will love just playing about with the many tanks from World War 2 that this game has to offer. The maps on the Beta are really good maps and I expect to see a lot more when the game is eventually released. World of Tanks promises to offer so much more when it is released. At the moment we don’t have a “Crew” system like PC but this is expected, considering it’s only a beta. So for now, you will have to play alone or search for a game at the same time as your friends and hope you get put into the same lobby.
So overall, World of Tanks is a fantastic game and I can’t wait until it is publicly released. Until then, keep rolling into the battlefield and I hope to see you out there!

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Halo 4: The Review (by TwiiSteD EmBeR)

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It has been a year since 343 industries released Halo 4 and I still remember myself being overwhelmed with excitement about finally getting my hands on the game. Being a big Halo fan, remembering the feeling of immersion when playing the past Halo games and almost being a passenger with the Master Chief in every game. Halo 4 is the 7th installment in the Halo franchise, the first in the “Reclaimer” trilogy and with new developers 343 having a clean slate to work with, they were able make a game they could call their own. But there is always one tag that halo 4 and 343 have carried with them. Could they do the same job that predecessors Bungie did?

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The newcomers and their predecessors

The campaign, although when at first glance only has 8 Missions, a Prologue, an Epilogue and starts 4 years after the events of Halo 3 with Chief being awakened by Cortana and the Master Chief discovering the main shield world called “Requiem” where you will spend most of the campaign finding information out about the evil that you awaken and the secrets that it holds. During this time you will discover new enemies such as Prometheans, Crawlers and Watchers. You will discover a ton of new weapons and a variety of vehicles on your journey also! Even though the campaign, only being quite short, it is able to get you thinking about the challenges that John-117 and Cortana are facing with the UNSC Infinity crew and whether they are going to overcome them or not. Considering that this is their Halo debut , I feel that 343i have done a really good job in maintaining the standard of the Halo games that we have come to know and love.

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The Chief returns once again

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The new enemies in Halo are enough to give you nightmares

 

Multiplayer is one of the most memorable things about the past Halo Franchise, and Halo 4 I feel is right up there with them. It has still kept the competitive side of gaming. This allows new gamers to pick up Halo 4 and jump straight in and get to know the multiplayer feel of the game.  343i have taken aspects from previous Halo games such as Armour abilities and have made them tolerable for in game combat. Thinking back to Halo: Reach and how the main annoyance was Armour Lock, 343i have fixed that annoyance. The maps in halo 4 are solely built for competitive gaming and are not taken from the campaign, which shows what direction that 343i wanted the multiplayer to go in. Halo 4 gives choices to the user by using loadouts found in many FPS (First-Person Shooters) and allows them to choose what gun, Armour ability and specializations they have chosen, which was a big move that 343 put in place for the multiplayer and I feel that they have made it work. Ordinance being another new feature added into multiplayer. When the user has built up enough points for ordinance they can use it and it will offer them 3 things they can choose from. Mostly being power weapons (Incineration Cannon etc.). Also with the added addition of the user being able to get into the fight faster without having to wait for a respawn time, I feel that 343 have done a good job with the multiplayer even though there are some glitches in the game that need to be worked on, they have made a strong base to build on for the future, with new weapons and a new feel for users to experience. They can only but evolve to make it better.

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Bringing the Halo multiplayer back to it’s roots

If you are new to the Halo franchise and have jumped in at Halo 4 and don’t understand the story very much, I recommend playing the past trilogy and understand how the Master Chief and Cortana have found themselves facing this challenge. (Rating 8/10 With only a short campaign which it makes up with the stunning cinematics, the way the campaign leaves you on a cliffhanger and makes you wanting more, along with the multiplayer. For a debut game that 343i have produced, I feel they can be proud but can only improve).

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TwiiSteD Round Up

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I know it has been a long time since I last posted and I’m sorry about that. The time I had away from writing actually gave me this (hopefully) great idea for the blog. The idea is that I see what is happening in the World of Xbox Live and I tell you guys about it. It doesn’t seem like a bad idea, but we shall see how it is received by people. Even if the people don’t like it, I will still post. I don’t care about the views or the reception my things get. As long as one person is happy, that makes me want to write more and more. Enough of the chit-chat, let’s get on with this week’s news!

Black Ops 2 Vengeance

On the 2nd of July there will be a new Map Pack out for all the Call of Duty fans around the World. Activision and Treyarch announced their third DLC (Vengeance) towards the end of last month. Like always there will be four multiplayer maps and one Zombie map. The four multiplayer maps are as follows:

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Cove is set on a small, forgotten island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The players will be able to battle it out amongst the wreckage of a jet which crash-landed during a smuggling operation. The layout o the map itself looks a little bit like Crisis from the first Black Ops title. It seems like it will be a wide open map with little-to- no cover. The only thing which you will be able to hide behind is the tall rocks which are scattered about around the map and the crashed jet. This looks like a map which would be good for Search and Destroy and maybe Domination. Well I can show you a video of this map. This is brought to you by the wonderful people at Charlieintel.com who managed to get their hands on this map pack before release. (Cove Gameplay).

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Detour takes place on a destroyed suspension bridge above the East Coast. Players will be able to fight amongst the scattered vehicles, exposed iron and the collapsed pavement. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic look of this map. It may look like just a bridge but it has so much more surrounding all the debris. You can actually get just underneath the bridge, where a walkway will take you to each side of the falling bridge. This allows you to flank the enemy without them even noticing you. On the outside of the bridge are a couple of pipelines which you will be able to walk across; but watch out for the lengthy drop if anything goes wrong. This map looks like it would be great for any game mode. The only thing is that you will see many spawn changes and the enemy team will probably try and sit on the edge of your spawn point. Hopefully Treyarch will patch these bad spawn points over the coming months. More gameplay from Charlie intel: (Detour Gameplay).

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Rush is set on a paintball course in Georgia, USA. This map will need you to keep your eyes open at all times with it’s fast paced, close quarters action. If you lose concentration for a second you could end up lying face down in a pool of paint. Players will notice straight away that this map isn’t the biggest map on the game. I could only compare this map to a wider version of Nuketown. Whereas Nuketown is like a rectangle; this is more squared. Just think of Rust from MW2 and you will understand what I mean. This map has many run paths on both sides of the map, and it also has enough buildings for anybody to get into. You can’t let your guard down for a second with all the vantage points on this map. If you want to see more of this map, here is another great video by the lovely people at Charlie Intel: (Rush Gameplay)

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Uplink takes place high up in the Myanmar mountains, above a hi-tech facility. We already know a lot about this map, considering it is a re-imagined adaption of the (apparent) fan-favourite of the Call of Duty: Black Ops map Summit. Summit was a winter based map in the first Black Ops multiplayer as we know. This time Uplink is a jungle based map during a downpour. Another video by the guys at Charlie Intel: (Uplink Gameplay)

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Players will be challenged to face their deepest fears, trapped inside a long-forgotten subterranean Old West mining town infested with swarms of the undead. Each time Treyarch announce a new map pack, they always have something special in store for us. Out of all of the maps, this is the one I always look forward to the most. The team behind the story always gives us something to go after in these maps. We can either survive until we can’t go anymore, or we can solve the mystery of the map. This is one of the amazing things that Treyarch do. There will be a new perk, a new grenade and a few new weapons. One of the aspects I like about this map is that you have to acquire the chalk for the weapons. I assume you draw the weapons on any of the question marks on the wall. Here is some gameplay: (Buried Gameplay).

The Vengeance map pack will also bring 10 achievements to the game. Here they are:

  • Mined Games: In Buried, be their pawn. (75G)
  • Ectoplasmic Residue: In Buried, acquire a perk for free. (15G)
  • I’m Your Huckleberry: In Buried, access all areas with the help of your new friend in one game. (25G)
  • Death From Below: In Buried, drop the beat on 10 zombies in one game. (10G)
  • Candygram: In Buried, make a candy delivery. (10G)
  • Awaken The Gazebo: In Buried, Pack-a-Punch a weapon during round 1 with no one using the bank or Weapon Locker. (30G)
  • Revisionist Historian: In Buried, rewrite history. (10G)
  • Mazed and Confused: In Buried, survive an entire round within the maze on round 20 or higher. (35G)
  • FSIRT Against The Wall: In Buried, purchase the LSAT off the wall and Pack-a-Punch it. (20G)
  • When The Revolution Comes: In Buried, return to processing. (20G)

FREE GAMES

Microsoft announced at E3 2013 that they would be giving away 2 free games each month. This is to contend with what Sony do with PSN+. The first game will be coming out on the 1st of each month, whereas the 2nd game will be released on the 16th of each month. Microsoft revealed (without mentioning when) that we would be receiving Halo 3 and Assassins Creed 2 for free during this promotion. However, Microsoft gave us Fable 3 as June’s first free game. If you haven’t picked it up, go and do it now. It is a fantastic game and for free, it’s pretty much like robbery (on our part) for such a well developed game. The first game this month we are getting for free is a little arcade game known as Defense Grid: The Awakening. I have seen a lot of people complain about this. People say things like: “It’s a slap in the face to the gamers”. Well, I for one will never turn down a free game. It is not a slap in the face, it is a gift. Would you rather pay 800msp for a game like this or have it for free? I think we will all go with the latter. Yes, I have never heard about this game until now but since finding out about it, I have heard great things. It’s one of those tower defense games which is like a drug. You become addicted and before you know it, it’s weekend and you have been up for 5 days (not literally). So don’t complain about free stuff. Just take it as it comes. I know Sony give away amazing games but they have been doing this for a while now, whereas Microsoft have only just started. Give them time and I guarantee we will see some Double A title games in the marketplace up for grabs.  

Game Releases

Through July 1st – July 8th we don’t have many game releases on Xbox, but we do have a few! On Wednesday (3rd) we have a game called Scourge: Outbreak being released Worldwide. A lot of game companies nowadays are jumping on the Zombie bandwagon, but I’m not going to be the one to complain about this. Zombies are freakin’ awesome! Scourge: Outbreak has been developed by a company known as Tragnarion Studios and published by Bitbox Games. Here is what the website has to say about the game:
“Set in the near future, Scourge: Outbreak throws you into the boots of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired by The Tarn Initiative to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation. Your mission: First, to locate and rescue Dr Reisbeck, Tarn’s double-agent inside Nogari; Second, to recover a piece of the meteorite fragment that Nogari has used to develop Ambrosia, the powerful new synthetic energy source with which they now control the world.”
Here are some of the features which are included in this game:

  • Up to 4-Player Co-op Campaign with 6+ hours of gameplay
  • 4 Playable Characters, each with different weapon handling stats and a distinct combination of Special Abilities
  • Unique Flashbacks per playable character, showing you critical past events that shed a new light on your predicament…
  • XP system to track your experience and unlock powerful gameplay rewards in Campaign AND Multiplayer
  • Squad AI for groups with less than 4 Players
  • Quick-Order-System (QOS) for rapid deployment of Squad-members
  • 9 Weapons, plus multiple variants of each to suit your playing style
  • Up to 8 Players in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture-The-Flag multiplayer Versus modes in 5 action-packed maps!
  • Leaderboards for competing with friends and other Players around the world!
  • Challenging Achievements and Trophies to unlock on all platforms

All-in-all this game looks like a ton of fun. It will only be 800MSP and it will be released on the 3rd of July on the Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and Steam. If you are into these types of games, I would suggest taking a look at it. Download the trial and make your mind up through your own experience.

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On Friday (5th) we have a game being released in Europe known as Dark. This has been described as a stealth action game with RPG elements. This game allows you to play as one of the evil, bloodthirsty creatures you could ever imagine – a vampire! This game allows you to have all the abilities that a vampire inherits, which means that you can stalk your enemies before taking them down and then dispatching their bodies like nothing even happened. The story immerses you in a World full of blood and darkness in which the hunter can become the hunted at any time. Over time you will be able to improve your character by developing powerful skills to aid you during the thrilling story.
Dark has been developed by a company known as Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media. For more information about Dark, visit the website here: (Dark)

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The cover of Dark

That is it for this week for the World of Xbox! I thought I would try something new this week and I hope you all enjoy what I have done. I will always keep you up to date with the latest news in the Xbox World. I will be posting again next week about the wonderful World of gaming.

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