Xbox One News: GAME Holding ‘Lock Ins’ For Xbox One Top Titles

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GAME is kicking off a series of exciting lock-in events to give gamers across the UK the chance to get their hands on the biggest and the best releases for Xbox this year as 40 stores across the UK are to hold exclusive Xbox lock-ins for Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ on 5th October.

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Those taking part in the exclusive lock-in series will be able to pre-order Only at GAME editions of Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, featuring heaps of extra in-game content and the limited edition steel Master Chief case. Meanwhile fans of Forza will receive an in-game 008 Ferrari California if they pre-order and collect from store on the week of launch*.

And that’s not all, each store will also be giving away two VIP tickets so gamers can enjoy the ultimate lock-in experience, complete with pizzas, drinks and an exclusive Xbox goodie bag packed full of merchandise from all three titles.

Gamers can sign up, providing they are 16 or over, by visiting their local participating store and registering for a ticket. Participating stores and times are below:

Kingston Unit 2 & 3, 103 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1QY Start Time: 5:30pm
Bullring Unit SU312, Bullring, Birmingham, , B5 4BU Start Time: 5:30pm

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Bromley Unit 6, The Glades Centre, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DD Start Time: 6:30pm
Milton Keynes 15 Crown Walk, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3AH Start Time: 8:30pm

07/10/2014

Solihull 17 Mill Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3AR Start Time: 6:30pm
Croydon 80 North End, Croydon, CR0 1UJ Start Time: 7:00pm

08/10/2014

Northfield 9 Church Road, Northfield , B31 2JX Start Time: 6:00pm
Brighton Unit 94, Churchill Square, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2TF Start Time: 6:30pm

12/10/2014

Bluewater Unit U023, Upper Rose Gallery, Bluewater, Kent, DA9 9SP Start Time: 5:30pm
Stratford Unit SU0030, Westfield, Stratford City, E15 2EN Start Time: 6:30pm

13/10/2014

Guildford 22-23 North Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4TA Start Time: 6:30pm
Leicester, The Shires 9 High Cross, Leicester, LE1 4FQ Start Time: 8:30pm

15/10/2014

Derby Unit SU128, Westfield Centre, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2PQ Start Time: 6:30pm
Reading (Oracle) Unit 18, Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AQ Start Time: 8:30pm

16/10/2014

Nottingham (Victoria) Unit 308A, Victoria Centre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3QN Start Time: 6:00pm
Basingstoke Unit 15, Festival Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7BE Start Time: 8:30pm

19/10/2014

Southampton Unit SU8, West Quay Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1QD Start Time: 5:30pm
Sheffield Unit 15 The Gallery, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, S9 1ER Start Time: 5:30pm

20/10/2014

Wakefield Unit G45, Trinity Walk, Wakefield, WF1 1QS Start Time: 6:00pm
Bournemouth Unit 21, Castle Point Shopping Centre, Bournemouth, BH8 9UZ Start Time: 8:30pm

21/10/2014

Poole 171-173 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AU Start Time: 6:00pm
Leeds Headrow Centre Unit 13 Headrow Centre, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 6JB Start Time: 6:30pm

22/10/2014

Hull Prospect Centre 59-60 Prospect Centre, Hull, HU2 8PW Start Time: 6:30pm
Portsmouth 226 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1HG Start Time: 6:30pm

26/10/2014

Colchester 87 Culver Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LF Start Time: 4:30pm
Manchester Trafford 35 Peel Avenue, Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8DF Start Time: 6:30pm

27/10/2014

Chelmsford 16 Exchange Way, High Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XR Start Time: 6:00pm
Liverpool Lord Street 72 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TL Start Time: 7:30pm

28/10/2014

Southend 120 High Street, Southend, Essex, SS1 1JT Start Time: 6:00pm
Bolton 2-4 Newport Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1NB Start Time: 6:00pm

29/10/2014

Romford Unit 15, Liberty 2 Centre, Romford, Essex, RM1 3EE Start Time: 6:00pm
Stockport 67-69 Princes Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1RW Start Time: 6:30pm

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Middlesbrough 71-73 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Teeside, TS1 5BU Start Time: 6:00pm
Swindon 7 Regent Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1JQ Start Time: 6:00pm

07/11/2014

Cardiff 5 Grand Arcade, St Davids 2 Centre, Cardiff, CF10 2ER Start Time: 8:30pm
Newcastle 3 Chevy Chase, Eldon Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7XP Start Time: 8:30pm

08/11/2014

Edinburgh Unit RU4, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Scotland, EH6 6JJ Start Time: 7:30pm
Bristol Unit LR53, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, Avon, BS34 5GG Start Time: 8:30pm

09/11/2014

Cheltenham 195 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1DE Start Time: 5:00pm
Glasgow 43 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB Start Time: 5:30pm

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Doctor Who: Christmas Special Begins Filming with Nick Frost Starring

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Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!”

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), it will be shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

Source – BBC Media Centre

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Playstation 4 News: Ubicollectibles Announce ‘Far Cry 4 PAGAN MIN: KING OF KYRAT’ Figurine

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UBICollectibles is proud to present “Pagan Min: King of Kyrat”, a new collector’s piece inspired by the next chapter of the Ubisoft franchise: Far Cry® 4. This figurine represents the self-proclaimed ruler Pagan Min, leaning confidently against an old brick wall with a tiger graffiti painted on it. Gun in hand, he’s ready to demonstrate his dominion over the oppressed Kyrat people. The figurine features a high level of realism with discernible textures and materials, and with signature weapons of the game. It also includes a reproduction of street artist C215’s art from the game’s original scenery. The figurine is available for preorders on Uplay Shop on the following link:http://shop.ubi.com/PaganMinFigurine.

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The figurine characteristics are the following:

·         Material: PVC

·         Height: 23.5 cm

·         Length: 15.5 cm

·         Depth: 14 cm

·         Release Date: 18 Nov. 2014

·         Pre-orders: 19 Sept. 2014

With Far Cry 4 players will experience the most expansive and immersive Far Cry ever, in an entirely new, massive open-world. Players will find themselves in Kyrat, a breath-taking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.

Developed by Ubisoft Montréal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, Far Cry 4 will be available worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

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Playstation 4 News: Flockers Launches Today on PS4, 25% Discount for PS Plus Members

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Veteran independent developer and publisher Team17 is proud to announce that its brand new game Flockers is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac!

New from the creators of Worms™, Flockers is a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure. Set hoof into this sinister, steampunk inspired world as you navigate the hapless sheep through 60 dark, heinous puzzles and 6 further secret levels in an attempt to save them from their impending doom!

There are plenty of customisation rewards for your sheep, including 17 crazy sheep skins; will you pick the Zombie Sheep, 8-Bit sheep, Pirate sheep or Punk Rocker? There are even six different types of coloured blood to apply to your flock!

Flockers is now available to download for:

  • Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store for just £19.99/24,99 €/$24.99 with a 25% launch discount available for Xbox Live Gold members
  • PS4 (EU) from the PlayStation®Store for just £19.99/24,99 € with a 25% launch discount available for PlayStation®Plus members
  • PC and Mac from Steam for just £14.99/17,99 €/$19.99

Flockers is also available at retail as a boxed copy. You can read my review of the Playstation 4 version for Sticktwiddlers here 

US PlayStation fans will be able to get their hands on Flockers as a digital download from the PlayStation®Store on the 23rd September for just $24.99.

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MARVEL News: Deadpool Movie to get 2016 Release

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Following SDCC and it was perhaps a test to see fans reactions, a “leaked” trailer of test footage for a Deadpool film was put on the internet and the reaction (unlike me who can’t stand Ryan Reynolds providing the voice) was highly positive.

Well a tweet just now from 20th Century Fox has confirmed that after some moving around of dates, mostly the removal of the Assassin’s Creed film from 2015, that the Deadpool Movie is going to be released in winter 2016:

Very interesting to see how the film proceeds, the test footage suggested a possible CGI version unless it was just true pre-vis preparation, but Deadpool could be the spin off film MARVEL can use to really break away from the clean cut image of the more popular Avengers and newly released Guardians of the Galaxy film.

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Playstation 4 News: Watch the Prologue to ‘Hellraid’

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On September 16th, a live stream of an upcoming FPP hack’n’slash titleHellraid was broadcast by Techland . Everyone who tuned in to Techland’s Twitch channel had a chance to see the game for the first time after its transition to Chrome Engine 6 – a proprietary next-gen engine known for fuelling Techland’s much anticipated Dying Light. The stream has been recorded and can now be watched on YouTube:

In April, Techland announced that Hellraid would come to next-gen platforms and was now undergoing a transition to Chrome Engine 6, the latest version of Techland’s technology designed to take full advantage of the new hardware generation. In August, the effect of this profound change was presented to invited journalists at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Now everyone can see how these months of hard work have changed Hellraid.

Hellraid is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2015. A Steam Early Access for PC is planned for fall 2014.

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Playstation 4 News: Destiny Becomes Most Watched Game on Twitch in 2014

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In its first week since launch, Destiny has garnered more viewership on Twitch than any other console game launch in 2014.

“To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing, Twitch. “Our passionate community of broadcasters attracted more than 5 million unique viewers in the first week.”

Destiny content was viewed nearly 20 million times in the first week with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay.

“Our community has always blown us away with their desire to share, entertain, and inspire,” said David Dague, Community Manager at Bungie. “Watching them broadcast their Destiny experiences on Twitch – from the Tower to the Crucible to the Vault of Glass Raid – has been nothing short of amazing. We’re humbled by the enthusiasm and we hope our community knows we’re watching and laughing and applauding back home at the studio.”

The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net,www.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, they can visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter.

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