Video Game News: Pre-Order Bonuses for ‘Transformers: Devastation’ Revealed

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Today Activision Publishing, Inc. revealed new in-game DLC it is offering for those who pre-orderTRANSFORMERS: Devastation, its upcoming third-person brawler from acclaimed action developer PlatinumGames Inc. All retail and digital pre-orders of TRANSFORMERS: Devastation will receive the following three character skins: NEMESIS PRIME, RED ALERT and GOLDFIRE.

Players will also receive three powerful weapons with their pre-order:

·    The Dark Star Sabre, a fearsome sword which radiates waves of dark energy with every swing.

·         The Photon Disruptor cannon for huge damage at short range.

·         The twin Golden Hunter blaster pistols, which causes enemies to drop credits when attacked.

Activision also released a new behind-the-scenes video with the legendary voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, Peter Cullen. TRANSFORMERS: Devastation bringsa new energy to Hasbro’s iconic Generations characters, but for Cullen, honouring the qualities that have made OPTIMUS PRIME a hero for audiences for over 30 years is still at the core of this new experience.

TRANSFORMERS: Devastation combines PlatinumGames’ magnetic brand of fast-paced gameplay with beautiful 3D cel-shading for one gripping adventure. Five playable AUTOBOT heroes – OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK – will battle MEGATRON and the vile DECEPTICONS in an original story from veteran TRANSFORMERS comic book writer Andy Schmidt.

TRANSFORMERS: Devastation is scheduled to launch on 9th October on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC via Steam. Pre-orders for the game are already available at many major retailers and on the PlayStation® Store; Xbox Games Store pre-orders are expected to open in early September.

For more information, please visit www.TransformersGame.com  and www.facebook.com/TransformersGame.

Video Game News: Multiplay’s Insomnia Event Moving To Birmingham NEC

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 GAME Digital plc (“GAME Digital”) is delighted to announce that Multiplay, its Esports and Events business and the organiser of Insomnia, the UK’s largest gaming festival, has signed a multi-year deal with the National Exhibition Centre (“NEC”), beginning with Insomnia56, which will take place on 11th – 14thDecember 2015.

Having reached capacity at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for Insomnia55, which witnessed record visitor numbers of over 36,000 during the four day event, the 3-year agreement with the NEC will provide Multiplay with a significantly enlarged venue from which to support the event’s future growth. Offering over 180,000 square metres of indoor space, up to 20 interconnecting halls and the 15,643 capacity LG Arena on site, the NEC provides around ten times the space of the Ricoh Arena.

Commenting on the deal, Craig Fletcher, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Multiplay, said:

“The Insomnia Gaming Festival has enjoyed an incredible journey in recent years. Ticket sales have soared in the last three years and we are expecting to welcome a total of over 100,000 visitors through our doors in 2015. The event has continued to broaden its offering and appeal over that time and has experienced a rapidly growing presence from both global YouTube stars and international publishers.”

“The move to the NEC, the UK’s largest exhibition venue, is another exciting step forward for Insomnia, providing us with the room we need to further expand its unique brand. The move opens up a number of opportunities to engage both existing and new fans on an even greater scale – allowing us to continue our growth trajectory and remain an increasingly popular destination for every type of gamer across the UK and beyond.”

Martyn Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer of GAME Digital, added: “For over 16 years the team at Multiplay has overseen the growth of Insomnia from a small, local gaming event into the UK’s largest gaming festival. They have never lost sight of the fact that Insomnia is there to not only entertain gaming fans but to bring together communities of gamers. I am excited by the potential for Insomnia and the move to the NEC marks an important next step in its growth, as we look to expand the brand in the UK and internationally.”

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Playstation News: Zombie Vikings Out Now for Playstation 4

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Today, September 1, Zombie Vikings is being released digitally on PlayStation 4 in both Europe, Australia and the Americas. In a few days it will also be available in Japan and selected parts of Asia. Zombie Vikings is available at $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99, but all PS+ users will have a 30% launch discount all the way through September 15th. Make sure you grab the game before the discount ends!

Available at launch are two DLC characters – Ray from our previous game Stick it to The Man! and Frostbjörn, a mysterious dude we found chilling in a block of ice. We also got a few cool things coming up the following weeks. How does Zombie Vikings – Ragnarök Editiönsound? A physical edition of Zombie Vikings coming to your PS4! We’re also working extremely hard to finish the Steam version. Both the Ragnarök Editiön and the Steam version will be available in a couple of weeks.

From the creators of indie smash hit Stick It to The Man! comes a new one to four-player co-op stab-you-in-the-gut-a-thon. Embark on a dead funny adventure with the Zombie Vikings. A putrid posse sent on a mission through the most epic of worlds to retrieve Odin’s lost eye.

Play as the most fearsome Vikings ever raised from Norse soil – Gunborg, Seagurd, Hedgy and Caw-kaa. Hack through the gingerbread swamps of Molgaga! Cruise through the intestines of the Midgaard Serpent! Fight giant poultry!


For more information check out our website and social media
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Playstation News: Destiny ‘The Taken King’ New Trailer and Live Stream Info

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On Wednesday, 2nd September at 18:00 BST, DeeJ (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with Ben Wommack (Designer), community guest Laced Up Lauren and special closing guest Luke Smith. They’ll be venturing deep within the Dreadnaught, Patrolling its dark halls in search of loot, adventure and player instigated public events.

The livestream will be viewable here: http://www.twitch.tv/bungie

Destiny: The Taken King, will be available on Tuesday, 15th September.

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

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Playstation News: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ‘London Horizon’ Trailer

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The London Horizon trailer showcases a living, breathing Victorian London, full of contrast and movement – a priority for our game designers when creating the world of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Bystanders, tradespeople, children on the streets, people enjoying a drink in the pubs or playing cricket in the parks … this video offers a sneak peek at the normal people that make London come alive across the seven different boroughs.

 

 

From the dark and dangerous streets of Whitechapel to the dynamic nightlife of The Strand, and from the iconic landmarks of Westminster to the smog-filled skies over industrial Lambeth, discover Victorian London unlike ever before in a video game. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 23rd October and on PC on 19th November.

 

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Syndicate please visit the UbiBlog, follow us on our UK Twitter account, like our UK Facebook page and subscribe to our UK YouTube account.

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Video Game News: Mad Max Launch Trailer

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Mad Max™ , the open-world, third-person action game developed by Avalanche Studios and set in a post-apocalyptic setting, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. PC is available via digital only in the UK..



The Mad Max video game introduces an original story set within the universe of Mad Max and features deep car customisation that impacts its handling, metal-grinding vehicular action and gives players a vast arsenal of mobile weaponry within The Wasteland.  Players become Max, the lone warrior who must fight to stay alive by engaging in vicious on-ground fighting, as well as physics-based vehicular combat, against savage factions who are fighting for domination and survival in this gritty, dynamic open-world.  

Mad Max is an iconic character, recently re-introduced to the world by the latest film, and now we’re introducing a new way for fans and gamers to experience the adventure-filled Wasteland universe in which he lives,” said Peter Wyse, Vice President, Group General Manager, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment .  “Avalanche Studios has created an expansive, beautiful open world environment that comes to life with a brand new story for Mad Max .”

“Avalanche Studios are big fans of Mad Max and creating an open-world game in such a brutal setting was right up our alley,” said Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche Studios Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer.   “We can’t wait to see how players customise their Max characters, as well as their cars.”   

Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket to build the ultimate survival vehicle, something Chumbucket calls the “Magnum Opus.”  Players design, customise and upgrade their essential vehicle by choosing from different car chassis and a myriad of upgrades including mounted weapons, armour and engines in the hopes of escaping to the Plains of Silence. Gamers must endure the open-world, post-apocalyptic environment that features a huge variety of encounters in a host of different locations throughout The Wasteland, many of them remnants of the world before the apocalypse. Players brave the treacherous landscapes, hostile weather patterns and deadly marauders, while accumulating Max’s equipment and weapons to survive by combining melee combat, gunplay and tactical techniques.

Mad Max is rated PEGI 18. For more information, visit www.madmaxgame.com,Facebook.com/MadMaxGame and Twitter.com/MadMaxGame

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Video Game News: Top 20 UK Sales Charts – Week Ending 29/8/15

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The Summer drought of new game releases ended with a bang as the top spots all taking by the heavy hitters last week. Remastered ‘Gears of War Ultimate Edition’ takes the Number 1 spot for Xbox One as PlayStation 4 exclusive horror title ‘Until Dawn’ takes 2nd. Disney Infinity 3.0 takes…well 3rd place.

Week ending 29 August 2015
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION MICROSOFT
2 UNTIL DAWN SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY
4 MADDEN NFL 16 EA SPORTS
5 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
7 DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
9 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 3
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 5
11 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 4
12 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 6
13 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
14 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 10
15 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
16 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 20
17 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT.
18 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 15
19 F1 2015 CODEMASTERS 16
20 RARE REPLAY MICROSOFT 12