Xbox News: Games with Gold for September Announced

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Xbox have today revealed the September line up of FREE games for active Xbox LIVE Gold Members are:

September’s Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Earthlock: Festival of Magic and Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles China. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), September kicks off with Forza Horizon, followed by Mirror’s Edge.

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VideoGame News: Worms W.M.D. Out Now!

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Award-winning veteran games developer and international games label Team17 is excited to announce that Worms W.M.D, the exciting new entry in it’s hit turned-based strategy series Worms, is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels, 20 training missions and 10 challenge missions of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With over 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is  Worms  at its chaotic best!

Worms W.M.D features:
·         Extensive single player campaign including 20 training missions, 30 campaign missions and 10 challenges to complete and compete against your friends on the leaderboards with!
·         Local and online multiplayer for up to six players with up to eight worms each!
·         NEW Vehicles: Worm warfare gets serious with the introduction of vehicles for the first time in the series. Dominate the landscape in warfare-ready tanks, take to the skies to unleash hell from above in helicopters and navigate the landscape in the mech.
·         NEW Buildings: Buildings are a fantastic new addition which offer a great tactical advantage to the classic  Worms gameplay. Players can now enter buildings amongst the landscape and fire off shots from inside, but when the turn passes, their worm will be hidden inside.
·         NEW Crafting: Weapons and utilities can be crafted during the player’s turn or even in between turns during online play, as the opposing teams take their turns. Crafting really expands the weapon set and adds in many brand new fun weapons including the Party Balloon, Luzi, Electric Sheep, Sticky Grenade and Concrete Angry Donkey to name but a few. Players will start the game with a specific amount of crafting ingredients, depending on which game scheme is chosen. Or none at all if they choose the Classic scheme! Further ingredients can then be collected from crafting crates or scavenged by dismantling existing weapons. Can’t reach the enemy worm and you’ve only got a Baseball Bat? Dismantle it and craft a grenade!
·         New and classic weapons: Over 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, including many returning classics and a slew of new additions such as the Dodgy Phone Battery, the Unwanted Present and the OMG Strike.
·         Mounted Guns: As if over 80 weapons and utilities wasn’t already enough! A range of different gun types are placed around the landscape, allowing your warmongering worms to do even MORE damage!
·         Classic Worms physics and gameplay: Our brand new engine recreates the feel of the fan-favourite entrants in the series; and sees the reintroduction of the much loved Classic Ninja Rope!
·         Wonderfully 2D: The best implementation of the Worms formula yet, now with a brand new worm, and gorgeous digitally-painted 2D artwork.
·         Customisation! Customise your worm names, team names and look with a multitude of different fanfares, gravestones, hats, speechbanks and victory dances to choose from!
·         Leaderboards and achievements/trophies

Worms W.M.D is out now for Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and for PC, Mac and Linux viaSteam* and PC and Mac via GOG.

[*] Steam version will unlock and release around 6pm BST UK time today.

For more updates on   Worms W.M.D  please visit   www.team17.com  , like us on Facebook and follow us on   Twitter.

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VideoGame News: Deus Ex Mankind Divided has Now Launched

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Today, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal announced that   Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the latest instalment in the Deus Ex Franchise, is now available on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and Windows PC.

With more than 100 awards and nominations before launch, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action-RPG based gameplay, to create a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.
“Deus Ex is one of the most beloved franchises in the game industry, and working on it for nearly 10 years has been a huge responsibility and a tremendous privilege.” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal. “With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we aimed to bring the franchise to another level, with the goal of giving the fans the gaming experience they have all been waiting for”

The game also includes Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a new and innovative game mode. This new take on the game offers, for the very first time, an arcade approach on the gameplay of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, providing players with a unique puzzle shooter experience. The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items, is now available for purchase on theXbox Live, PlayStation®Network and online stores for £24.99.

In conjunction with the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PlayStation 4, the Xbox One  and Windows PC today, the Deus Ex Universe will also be expanding the lore of the series with the release of Deus Ex GO™, Deus Ex: Black Light, and Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade. The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Strategy Guide by Prima , The Art of Deus Ex Universeby Titan Publishing, and the Deus Ex Universe peripherals by Razer andDeus Ex Universe – Couture by Musterbrand are also available today for those who want to further immerse themselves into the Deus Ex Universe.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is now available on PlayStation®4, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

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Xbox News: HALO Championship Pro League 2016 to Kick off 14/09/2016

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A few weeks ago, we saw the top Halo teams in the world battle in the Halo Championship Series: Pro League Summer Season Finals where European frontrunners Fab Esports and defending world champions Counter Logic Gaming came out on top. 343 Industries and ESL are happy to announce more details about the upcoming Fall Season, which will once again follow the top teams across Europe and North America, culminating in the Fall 2016 Season Finals to be held later in the year.

The initial rosters will be locked in on Sunday, August 21 for EU and Friday, August 26 for NA. The official rule set for both regions, including new maps and gametypes, will be published on Tuesday, September 6. Just like Summer Season, the top teams will be battling for a share of the US$100,000 European prize pool and $225,000 North American purse, along with the Fall 2016 Season regional championship titles.

EUROPE 
The European HCS Pro League Fall Season will begin at 19:30 BST on Wednesday, September 14, with broadcasts every Wednesday and non-broadcasted matches every Thursday. Keep in mind that there will be a break for the first week of October. Your Summer Season broadcast team will be returning for the fall, with Richard Simms, Dan Gaskin, and Harry Channon casting and analyzing all the action.

Schedule:
● August 24 EU rosters announced
● September 10 EU Open Circuit starts
● September 14 EU Fall Season starts
● October 15 EU Open Circuit Finals
● December 3 Relegation
● December 4 Finals at the ESL Studio One in Leicester, UK

More details about attending the live European Fall Season Finals will be announced mid-September.

NORTH AMERICA
The North American side of things will feature weekly broadcasts every Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 4:30PM PDT starting on September 14 with a break for the first two weeks of October. Kyle Elam and Tom Taylor will be returning as your North American HCS Pro League casters and hosts.

Schedule:
● August 26 NA rosters announced
● October 7-9 Esports Arena LAN
● November 18-20 Open Circuit Finals hosted by PGL
● December 10 Relegation
● December 11 Finals at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California

Stay tuned for more details about tickets to the NA HCS Pro League Fall Season Finals coming at the end of September.

Images from last season’s Championship can be found here.

Be sure to follow ESL Halo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest #HCS Pro League Fall Season news!

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Xbox News: This Weeks ‘Deals with Gold’ Offers – Ends 29/08/16

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 29 August 2016.

    

Xbox One Deals

These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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Xbox News: Rise of the Tomb Raider – 20 Year Celebration ‘Blood Ties’ Trailer

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Explore Lara’s childhood home and unlock the secrets of Croft Manor in the “”Blood Ties “” story mode, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “”Lara’s Nightmare””.

Players were able to glimpse Lara’s manor during a cinematic in the main campaign, but will now be able to fully explore Lara’s childhood home as part of the new “Blood Ties” DLC, which features over an hour of new story. In it, Lara must reclaim her legacy and prove that she is the rightful heir in the wake of her father’s death. “Blood Ties” also includes “Lara’s Nightmare” mode in which hordes of the undead overrun her childhood home. Test your zombie-killing skills in this replayable mode, featuring a haunted Croft Manor filled with new challenges as you fight to rid the Manor of an evil presence.

This content will be added to the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass on October 11 and players who already own Season Pass receive all of the new content for free. The Season Pass also includes the critically acclaimed single player story expansion, “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch”, as well as “Cold Darkness: Awakened”, where players combat waves of infected predators in the Siberian wilderness.

Get the complete gameplay experience with the Season Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Source – Xbox Wire

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VideoGame News: 2K Reveal Huge MAFIA III Licensed Soundtrack

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2K and Hangar 13 today revealed the complete soundtrack of more than 100 quintessential 1960s tracks for Mafia III, the next installment in the popular organised crime game series launching on October 7, 2016 for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One and Windows PC.

Mafia III will treat players to an incredible soundtrack of more than 100 licensed songs from an iconic era in music,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “I’m confident that the rich canvas of nostalgic artists and songs that defined the 1960s will further connect players to the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux.”

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and an eclectic mix of music from the period.  Players will enjoy over 100 tracks from some of the most memorable years in music, including:

·         The Rolling Stones: “Paint it, Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and more;
·         Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and more;
·         Sam and Dave: “Soul Man” and “Hold on, I’m Comin’”;
·         Steppenwolf: “Born To Be Wild” and ”Desperation”;
·         Aretha Franklin: “Respect” and ”Chain of Fools”;
·         Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit”;
·         Sam Cooke: “Wonderful World,” “Bring it on Home to Me” and more;
·         The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and ”I Wish It Would Rain”;
·         Cream: “White Room”;
·         Johnny Cash: “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues (Live)”;
·         The Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Wouldn’t it be Nice”.

For a complete track listing of the licensed soundtrack for Mafia III, visit https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-more-than-100-songs-in-mafia-iii-licensed-soundtrack-details.

“The 1960s marked some of the best years for artistic expression.  From rhythm and blues to the transformative progression of rock and roll, it is critical for us to represent this era accurately and authentically in Mafia III,” said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13.  “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”

In addition to this highly compelling curated soundtrack, Mafia III also tapped two of the gaming industry’s greatest composers, Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, who composed an original score that will be featured during gunfights, cut scenes and other in-game moments.  The Mafia III Original Game Score features 26 songs from the game, and will be available for digital purchase from participating online retailers soon. For more details, visit: https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-more-than-100-songs-in-mafia-iii-licensed-soundtrack-details.

The limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now and is packed with physical and digital items, providing a window into the sights and sounds of 1968 New Bordeaux, including the official soundtrack and original game score on 180 gram vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints, and more.  For complete details on the limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition, visit: https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-whats-inside-mafia-iii-collectors-edition/.

The standard and limited deluxe editions of Mafia III are also available for pre-order.  Those who pre-order any edition of Mafia III from participating retailers will receive the Family Kick-Back, which includes three exclusive lieutenant-themed vehicle and weapon gifts available to players at launch.

Mafia III will be available October 7, 2016 for PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC.   Mafia III is rated PEGI 18. For more information on Mafia III, subscribe onYouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visit http://MafiaGame.com.

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