This week’s update is big. If you’re reading this on the forum, you might just have made it past the first challenge of loading. If you’re on the blog, you won’t be having that problem, but you will have to flip pages. This is all thanks to that wonderful gaming conference known as Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. We’re recapping the biggest points from the event in this update that is sure to break your Youtube if you keep refreshing, and I speak from experience.
For easy reference, the first page of the update covers the Microsoft Xbox Conference. The second page covers the Sony PlayStation Conference. The third page covers games covered in neither of the two conferences, the Deals of the Week, and the SIP News.
Bungie / 343 / Halo
|343 Industries revealed new details about the Halo 5: Guardians Beta. The beta will start on December 29th, 2014 and end January 18th, 2015. The beta will feature 4 vs.4 arena-style showdowns and all players in a match start with the same weapon loadout. The beta will also run at 60 frames per second, include dedicated servers, and will have unlockables you can take from the beta to the full game in Fall 2015. A First Look trailer has been released for your viewing pleasure!
343 Industries also revealed that Sanctuary would be returning as a remastered map in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. 343 showed off a quick 2-minute match between Halo pros on the remastered map.
|Bungie and Activision released a new trailer showing off Destiny’s competitive multiplayer modes. The trailer shows off the different modes including some of the Iron Banner gear you could win. The new modes include Skirmish, Control, Salvage, Rumble, Combined Arms, Clash, and Iron Banner.
Activision also announced that the first Destiny expansion pack, The Dark Below, will be available to all players (Xbox and Playstation) in December 2014. Playstation gamers will get exclusive content in the pack that will remain exclusive until Fall 2015.
The official Destiny Mars gameplay trailer was also released recently and features the planet of Mars and it’s invader, the Cabal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkv74QxryUI#ws]Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: Mars
Other Gaming News
|To start things off with the Xbox conference, you can check out the whole conference below to get the full details.
The only thing you should expect to see in that conference is the games, a lot which you can come to expect but with a lot more detail. There were several Indie games featured part of ID@Xbox. You can watch a montage of the trailers for these indie games in this compilation below.
For the highlights of the show, you can watch the trailers below.
|For all of you Football/soccer fans, FiFA 15’s got a new gameplay trailer to showcase it’s newer tech. This trailer is focused on the goalkeepers of the game and the improvements made to them, which will surely affect a large part of the game.
Ultimate Team Legends, which was revealed at Gamescom last year as an Xbox exclusive for FiFA 14 is staying that way with FiFA 15. Exclusive to the Xbox One, you can customize your team with even more players who’ve done more than enough to make a name for themselves. And European gamers can also pre-order a FiFA 15 Xbox One bundle which will become available on September 25th.
|It’s been a long time since Quantum Break was revealed to us, but now we finally get to see our first gameplay from Remedy’s new game. With eight-and-a-half minutes of footage, Quantum Break’s gameplay reveal surely doesn’t disappoint. After a time travel experiment gone terribly wrong, Jack Joyce must stop time from breaking down with newly acquired powers to manipulate time.
More Quantum Break news is to be expected soon.
|Activision and Sledgehammer Games revealed the new Advanced Warfare multiplayer at Gamescom this week. The multiplayer trailer is below.
Activision also revealed the special “Day Zero Edition” of the game. If you get the “Day Zero Edition” of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, you will get access to the game a day early on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 before it’s release on Tuesday. You will also get the Advanced Arsenal pack, 2 custom weapons, and Double XP on Day Zero (Monday). This edition is only available at certain participating retailers.
Microsoft also revealed a new custom Xbox One console to go with Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. The special bundle will include a custom-themed Xbox One console, controller, and sound effects, full-game download of COD Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, and exclusive in-game items. This special bundle will be available on November 3rd, 2014, the day before the game is officially released, and will cost $499.99.
|We have two bits of news about Lara Croft from Gamescom. First, we have a gameplay trailer for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which many of you may be acquainted with from Games With Gold. This trailer features the new 4-player co-op all throughout whilst showcasing the new Egyptian environment.
Also, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to last year’s Tomb Raider, has been confirmed as a timed exclusive for Xbox. The game will launch during the Holidays of 2015. While it isn’t clear how long it will be exclusive, PlayStation gamers won’t be able to play Rise of the Tomb Raider for a long time.
|Cooperative Competitive is getting a big push with all these new games featuring 4v1 gameplay, including Evolve, an Xbox One exclusive. This commentary video will give you all you need to know about the new Distillery map for now as well as some gameplay features.|
|Fable Legends was the first game revealed to show us the 4v1 style of gameplay. This trailer from Gamescom now shows us a whole new four heroes that you can play as, bringing the grand total of playable heroes to eight, or twelve if that clip from the end wasn’t a joke.|
|From the chattering halls to the busy streets to the quiet cathedrals to the vast skyline, the Assassins will visit all in attempts to restore order in Paris during the French revolution.
Following the teaser reveal last week of the current-gen title Ubisoft showed two gameplay trailers during Gamescom. The first showcases the naval warfare and the changes that have been done since Black Flag was released. The second shows Shay infiltrating an enemy camp to kill the leader and burn their flag. This shows the new feature of Assassin’s hunting you during missions as well as the new weapons available to shay for the first time in the series.
|A new developer video from Turn 10 showcases what Forza Horizon 2’s Online multiplayer will be about from what you can do to what will constantly being going on around you. Watch the video to get to know more about what the game will be like.
And some extras goodies for you people wanting to play Forza right now, Forza Motorsport 5 has a new Infiniti Car Pack available now from the Xbox Games Store. And did we mention it’s free!
|At E3 we got a guide to Sunset City from one of your average citizens. This time, we have somebody from a different point of view. Learn about Sunset City in it’s post-apocalyptic state, about how it started, and what came after.|
|Screamride was announced as a new Xbox IP based on Rollercoaster Tycoon games from the past. The biggest difference with this game is that there are way more explosions then you’d expect for a rollercoaster game. Now, your amusement park designs are really worth screaming for.|