Console games http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/news en-GB Lego Jurassic World and Marvel’s Avengers games will turn blockbusters into block-busters http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next wave of colorful, family-friendly video game adaptations announced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" alt="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lego-marvel-super-heroes.jpg?1422550086" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve tired of the Lego formula of charming-but-repetitive cooperative action, well too bad: Warner Bros. and TT Games are turning two more of the biggest film franchises into brick-based bash-fests.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re sure it&rsquo;ll closely resemble the template of <em>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</em> (pictured up top and in the trailer), which stands as one of the best Lego adaptations in recent years, so there&rsquo;s reason to be optimistic. Sadly, there&rsquo;s no footage of either game at present, but if you&rsquo;ve seen one <em>Lego</em> game, you can imagine how the others will go.</p> <p>As usual, both games are set to make a very wide landing across numerous platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-jcvds-epic-split-lego-marvel-super-heroes-assemble-kids-get-their-own-samsung-">Lego Marvel Super Heroes assemble</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c-nb2IZlIS4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news#comments Console games Gaming Lego Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:48:08 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458823 at http://www.stuff.tv Resident Evil: Revelations 2 http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A return to when Resident Evil meant scarce ammo and not-so-scarce scares? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Resident Evil: Revelations 2" alt="Resident Evil: Revelations 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/resident-evil-revelations-main_0.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tristan-donovan" title="View user profile.">Tristan Donovan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fright-seeking gamers have had a great few months. There&rsquo;s been the looping nightmare of <em>P.T.</em>, the twisted <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/evil-within-first-play/review"><em>The Evil Within</em></a> and the &lsquo;I want my mommy&rsquo; scary <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review"><em>Alien: Isolation</em></a>.</p> <p>And now there&rsquo;s <em>Resident Evil: Revelations 2</em> on the way to keep the playable chills keep multiplying.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More of everything </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first <em>Revelations</em> was a pocket-sized terror-inducer but its sequel is coming out on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and PS Vita. All of which means Capcom&rsquo;s developers have had many more computing horsepowers to play with this time around.</p> <p>The result is a better looking and far better sounding experience, packed with creepy sonics and suitably grimy environments. But that&rsquo;s not all.</p> <p>While the 3DS incarnation of <em>Revelations</em> was meant to be played in short bursts on the bus or train, <em>Revelations 2</em> is promising to pack in hours of play into each of its four episodes and boasts not one, but two separate but interrelated campaigns to savour.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review">Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revelations 2 is shaping up to be a great-looking, great-sounding game" alt="Revelations 2 is shaping up to be a great-looking, great-sounding game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-monster.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The campaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Set on a mysterious island, <em>Revelations 2</em>&rsquo;s main campaign is divided into two parallel stories.</p> <p>The first story stars <em>Resident Evil</em> fan favourite Claire Redfield and her friend Moira Burton. The duo have been abducted and now find themselves trapped in a run-down prison as guinea pigs in some sadistic experiment. The second strand of the campaign follows Moira&rsquo;s father Barry who has set out to rescue them with help from Natalia, a strange girl who he meets along the way.</p> <p>In both campaigns players get to switch between the two characters in each story. While Claire and Barry&rsquo;s abilities are geared towards dispatching zombies, Natalia and Moira have less combative but no less crucial role to play. Natalia, for example, can sense where enemies are allowing you to pinpoint where trouble lurks.</p> <p>After that it&rsquo;s <em>Resident Evil</em> gameplay - unsettling environments, a few puzzles, some herb-gathering, plenty of gore and many panicked encounters with ghoulish beings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revelations 2&#039;s action takes place on a spooky, mystery-shrouded island" alt="Revelations 2&#039;s action takes place on a spooky, mystery-shrouded island" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-island.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sick monsters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Revelations 2</em> doesn&rsquo;t scrimp on the monster count either thanks to new additions to the series like the Afflicted. They aren&rsquo;t zombies but the violently insane and gruesome result of extreme torture. And since they aren&rsquo;t brain dead, they are more than capable of chasing you up ladders and arming themselves with blunt weaponry. Yikes.</p> <p>Then there are the Revenants (pictured above). Stitched together from spare limbs and full of extra pus, they make you worried about what goes on in the minds of <em>Resident Evil </em>developers. And that&rsquo;s before we even get onto the Rube Goldberg-esque torture contraptions to be found in the game.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2/uncharted-4-thiefs-end/review">Uncharted 4: A Thief&#39;s End preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revenants are stitched together from spare limbs, which is nice" alt="Revenants are stitched together from spare limbs, which is nice" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-revenant.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Episodes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inspired by TV hits like <em>Breaking Bad</em>, <em>Revelations 2</em> is being released in four weekly instalments starting on 25th February. Capcom hopes the approach will give <em>Resident Evil </em>fans plenty of water cooler (or angry internet forum) moments where they can dissect each episode and debate what might come next like grisly Whovians.</p> <p>Each episode will also add new maps and content to multiplayer Raid Mode. The only downside is that Raid Mode won&rsquo;t go online until the boxed version containing all four episodes arrives on 20th March, although you&rsquo;ll still be able to play it offline while you wait.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="There&#039;ll be four weekly episodes of the game" alt="There&#039;ll be four weekly episodes of the game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-barry-natalie.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raid mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Raid Mode was the surprise highlight of <em>Revelations</em> on the 3DS and it&rsquo;s not been neglected this time round either. <em>Revelations 2</em> offers a revamped version that, in stark contrast to the main campaign, delivers plenty of action-packed zombie blasting and loot grabbing.</p> <p>The bullet-ridden action and thumping soundtrack give it a very different feel to the campaign but it&rsquo;s huge fun and the kind of experience that will have you coming back time and time again as you seek to become an elite zombie hunter.</p> <p>You also get to choose to play as one of 15 well-known <em>Resident Evil </em>characters once you&rsquo;ve unlocked them all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Raid mode provides an action-centric alternative to the main campaign" alt="Raid mode provides an action-centric alternative to the main campaign" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-raid-mode-1.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Co-op </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Playing with pals features big in <em>Revelations 2</em>. As well as being able to enjoy the thrills of Raid Mode online, you can also play with a friend in split-screen mode.</p> <p>The couch co-op option extends to the main campaign too so that you can share the scares. In this mode one player takes charge of the combat-ready Claire Redfield or Barry Burton while the other player gets to play as Natalia or Moira and help out by cracking puzzles, scanning for enemies and finishing off monsters with brick blows to the noggin.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best console games available now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Split-screen co-op is all too rare these days, so we&#039;re glad to see it here" alt="Split-screen co-op is all too rare these days, so we&#039;re glad to see it here" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-co-op.jpg?1422582602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review#comments Console games Gaming Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:32:52 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1458805 at http://www.stuff.tv Living with... Destiny http://www.stuff.tv/living-destiny/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bungie claim their shared-world shooter is a “10-year game” – so how does it fare five months after launch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Five months on, Destiny remains annoyingly compelling to play" alt="Five months on, Destiny remains annoyingly compelling to play" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/destiny-dark-below.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Will we still be playing <em>Destiny</em> in a decade?</p> <p>When the developer was talking up its new game prior to launch, Bungie said it had a &ldquo;10-year plan&rdquo; for <em>Destiny</em>. <em>Destiny</em> wasn&rsquo;t going to be a conventional first-person shooter like <em>Call of Duty</em> or Bungie&rsquo;s own <em>Halo</em> games; <em>Destiny</em> was going to be the <em>World of Warcraft</em> (now, yes, over 10 years old) of shoot &lsquo;em ups.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s still beautiful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First things first: <em>Destiny</em>&rsquo;s presentation remains as first-class as it was when our very own Tom Parsons reviewed it back in September 2014. Despite frequent patches, updates and a major slice of DLC (more on that below), 90 percent of the time the game looks fantastic (we&rsquo;ve rarely seen such huge levels with this level of polish and lack of rough edges, no matter where you walk), sounds incredible (seriously, don&rsquo;t use your TV&rsquo;s tinny speakers when playing <em>Destiny</em> if you can help it &ndash; you&rsquo;ll be missing out on so much) and runs slicker than a stallion in skates.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m talking about the PS4 version here, and it&rsquo;s quite incredible how good this game looks considering it was made to run on previous generation consoles as well. I have a feeling the next big <em>Destiny</em> release, which looks likely to happen in the autumn on 2016, will be PS4 and Xbox One only &ndash; and that it&rsquo;ll be much bigger and far better looking as a result. But that&rsquo;s just a hunch.</p> <p>There are occasional technical issues that I should mention. Because <em>Destiny</em> requires your console to be connected to the Internet at all times, an instance where the PSN or Xbox Live goes down for an extended period of time means no <em>Destiny</em> at all &ndash; and that&rsquo;s frustrating.</p> <p>There are also occasional instances in the player-versus-player Crucible where lag occurs, kills are traded and other small annoyances happen. It&rsquo;s not a huge deal, and Crucible remains a lot of fun, but I get a sense from what other players have told me that games like <em>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</em> and <em>Battlefield 4</em> have better net code; I can&rsquo;t speak to that from my own experience because I don&rsquo;t play either.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/call-duty-advanced-warfare/review">Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Hello, the Traveller. I still don&#039;t know what you actually are, but you look lovely" alt="Hello, the Traveller. I still don&#039;t know what you actually are, but you look lov" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/destiny-traveller-daytime.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does the story make sense yet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wait... <em>Destiny</em> has a story?</p> <p>Just joshing ya, Bungie &ndash; I appreciate that you at least <em>attempted</em> to cram a plot into the sort of game where having a plot doesn&rsquo;t really work.</p> <p>The fact that <em>Destiny</em>&rsquo;s endgame forces players to repeat missions over and over, often totally out of order, and kill the same bosses again and again means that &ldquo;ludonarrative dissonance&rdquo; &ndash; the effect where the mechanics of a game simply don&rsquo;t jibe with the telling of an effective, convincing story &ndash; quickly sets in, and sets in hard.</p> <p>Bungie hasn&rsquo;t helped matters by confining almost all of the game&rsquo;s background lore (and it&rsquo;s actually very well-written background lore, as <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/2j9tkj/gorgons_ignore_you_if_you_look_at_the_ground_and/cl9y0l4" target="_blank">this Reddit post</a> demonstrates) to the Grimoire, a set of cards that can only be read on the Bungie website or via the Destiny Companion, an iOS and Android app. And it&rsquo;s even awkward to read them there, thanks to the app&rsquo;s counter-intuitive interface. So I, and I venture the majority of other players, have barely delved into them.</p> <p>So even now, after well over one hundred hours of play, I&rsquo;m not entirely sure precisely what Peter Dinklage is on about when he talks about &ldquo;the Light&rdquo; or &ldquo;the Darkness&rdquo; (and nor was he, judging by the delivery of his lines), what year it&rsquo;s supposed to be, what the Fallen/Vex/Cabal/Hive want, what a Warmind actually does, what the difference between the Awoken of the Reef and the Awoken of the Earth is, or why it&rsquo;s such a big deal that I destroyed that weird floating mechanical heart in the game&rsquo;s final mission. Everyone seemed reasonably happy that I did, but I don&rsquo;t understand why.</p> <p><em>Destiny</em>... your storytelling sucks.</p> <p>And you know what? While it would be nice to have some semblance of a discernible plot, some characters to care about and a sense of the state of the world we&rsquo;re playing in, it doesn&rsquo;t really matter. Because...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Grimoire is packed with lore... but can&#039;t be read in-game" alt="The Grimoire is packed with lore... but can&#039;t be read in-game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/destiny-grimoire-card-on-phone.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The daily grind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bungie has engineered <em>Destiny</em> so well that it can essentially function without a story at all.</p> <p>Unlike, say, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dragon-age-inquisition/review"><em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em></a>, it doesn&rsquo;t need a story to pull players into the game: the near flawless shooting and movement mechanics make playing it fun on one level, while the meta-game mechanics that really kick in once you hit level 20 &ndash; the Random Number Generator-powered loot drops, the grinding up of weapons and armour, the fulfilling of daily bounties and special missions to rank up reputation &ndash; is some serious psychological witchcraft that digs into your brain with <a href="http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2014/10/the-psychology-of-destinys-loot-systems/" target="_blank">feedback loops</a> that keep you playing. And it can be hard to stop.</p> <p>Chatting to other <em>Destiny</em> players online about what they&rsquo;ve been doing <em>Destiny</em>-wise that day, it has struck me more than once that they have described it in terms that most people would use for their job or school homework: &ldquo;Yeah man, it only took me a couple of hours of farming Spinmetal in the Cosmodrome to get enough to fully level up my Icebreaker.&rdquo; When one Redditor posted images to show he&#39;d reached rank 100 with the Dead Orbit faction, other posters worked out that in order to do so he&#39;d have to have been putting in an average of nine hours a day into the game since launch day. For some, it can become seriously unhealthy.</p> <p>It isn&rsquo;t an entirely joyless process &ndash; the game&rsquo;s shooting and movement mechanics are enjoyable in a traditional video game-y way &ndash; but on one level it feels like something you just <em>have</em> to do. You&rsquo;re psychologically compelled, essentially, to put in hours of grinding to improve the effectiveness of weapons and armour, or to increase your rank with a particular faction. It doesn&rsquo;t sound like &ldquo;fun&rdquo; in the traditional sense of the word, but I &ndash; and many thousands of others, apparently &ndash; have found it hopelessly addictive. You feel like there&rsquo;s always something &ldquo;constructive&rdquo; you can be doing and that feels... well, it feels good. It feels fun.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="All this gear needs levelling so let me spend 100 hours shooting aliens" alt="All this gear needs levelling so let me spend 100 hours shooting aliens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/destiny-hunter-character.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raiders of the loot ark </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Then there are the Raids, the game&rsquo;s toughest challenges. Yet to be unlocked when Stuff published its original <em>Destiny</em> review, The Vault of Glass is the first. Intended for characters that have reached at least level 26, it requires a fireteam of six players, strategy, tactics and coordination. It&rsquo;s really bloody hard, takes hours and it&rsquo;s probably the best bit of design in <em>Destiny</em>.</p> <p>I haven&rsquo;t hit the level cap of 32 yet &ndash; a point at which you might logically assume the fun starts to dry up somewhat &ndash; but by the time I do it&rsquo;ll probably almost be time for <em>House of Wolves</em>, the game&rsquo;s second set of DLC, to arrive and raise the cap, just as the first set <em>The Dark Below</em> did (it was originally 30).</p> <p>I should say that, unlike certain other members of the Stuff team, I did manage to curb my <em>Destiny</em> addiction for a few weeks, due to having to play other games for work. But once those games were filed under &ldquo;DONE&rdquo;, <em>The Dark Below</em> DLC was available and the promise of new things to do and new loot to grab sucked me back into my shameful <em>Destiny</em> hole. So let&rsquo;s talk about that DLC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4nkpGCoCg94" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="A dance to celebrate completing Crota&#039;s End" alt="A dance to celebrate completing Crota&#039;s End" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dancing-raid-end.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="675" title="The Glowhoo shader is available only to hard mode Raid completers" alt="The Glowhoo shader is available only to hard mode Raid completers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/warlock-with-glowhoo.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dark Below </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Costing US$19.99 Stateside and a not-at-all-a-direct-currency-conversion &pound;19.99 in the UK, <em>The Dark Below</em> arrived in early December 2014, bringing with it four new story missions, a new Strike (two for PlayStation gamers) and a new Raid called Crota&rsquo;s End. In addition to that, there are three new Crucible PvP maps, a new Sparrow speeder bike to ride and a truckload of fresh weapons, armour, shaders (for changing the colour of said armour), ships, emblems and new daily bounties, which are obtained from speaking to a character called Eris Morn in the game&rsquo;s Tower social hub.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a seasoned <em>Destiny</em> player you&rsquo;ll blaze through the new story content (which re-uses a lot of maps from the original game) in a few hours, but I feel like the new Raid, new gear and the raising of the level cap are probably enough to convince any <em>Destiny</em> addict to part with &pound;20 &ndash; and if you don&rsquo;t cough up and download it, you&rsquo;ll definitely feel left out. Bungie has made it so a lot of weekly activities require you to own the DLC, so your Destiny experience will feel diminished if you lack it. Is that cheeky of the developer? Probably.</p> <p>The DLC also allows players to upgrade their exotic items, but has done so in a really, really annoying way: you have to purchase an upgrade material from tentacle-faced weekend vendor Xür at the Tower (which alone is fine, albeit pricy at 7,000 glimmer), then re-level the weapon from scratch. That takes a lot of grinding, making it seem almost pointless if you&rsquo;ve already got a fully-levelled exotic.</p> <p><em>House of Wolves</em>, the second DLC expansion, seems destined for a March release at the same price as <em>The Dark Below</em>. Bungie&rsquo;s Luke Smith <a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=148984121#post148984121" target="_blank">told Neogaf</a> that &ldquo;mistakes we made with the [<em>Dark Below</em>] reward economy will not be repeated&rdquo;, specifically referring to the way in which exotics are levelled. Other than that, I&rsquo;m expecting a similar supply of new material and content, and the level cap to rise by another two or three levels.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eris Morn, the wellspring for much of The Dark Below&#039;s new content" alt="Eris Morn, the wellspring for much of The Dark Below&#039;s new content" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eris-morn.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the things I&rsquo;ve appreciated most about <em>Destiny</em> is its social aspect. As an always-online shared-world shooter you often come across other human-controlled Guardians doing their own stuff, and you may even join them for while to help finish a Public Event or a do a spot of light material farming. You probably won&rsquo;t speak, but you may exchange a wave afterwards before jetting off on your sparrow.</p> <p>Needing to find players to complete a Raid with has forced me and thousands of other community members to flock to Reddit, which has set up subreddits specifically for locating other players. Some of these people have been annoying, some potentially sociopathic, but the majority I&rsquo;ve found it a pleasure to play with. <em>Destiny</em> seems to have engendered, on the whole, a much friendlier, more mature and all-around &ldquo;nicer&rdquo; community than other FPS games.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s not to say the community is perfect, and visiting the <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/destinythegame" target="_blank">Destiny subreddit</a> I&rsquo;m often dismayed by the sheer amount of complaining, whining and overall negativity about the game design, Bungie&rsquo;s professionalism and the future of the series.</p> <p>The game isn&rsquo;t flawless by any stretch of the imagination &ndash; but people who&rsquo;ve spent &pound;50 and got hundreds of hours of play out of it will claim, with straight faces, that it&rsquo;s been a waste of money (mate... just go and do something less boring instead), that everyone that works at Bungie should be ashamed of themselves and that they won&rsquo;t be spending a single penny on future expansions until [insert perceived problem here] is fixed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not perfect, and yet... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But I reckon most will still be playing <em>Destiny</em> in two years, because currently there&rsquo;s nothing else like it out there. Nothing offers the blend of AAA gunplay, visuals, audio with the compulsive, dopamine-releasing loot drops and grinding that sounds like a chore when you describe it to others but feels intensely, bizarrely enjoyable while you&rsquo;re actually doing it.</p> <p>Bungie does have some problems to fix. In my opinion, the weekly Nightfall Strikes (and many of the weekly Heroic Strikes) are far too difficult to beat without &ldquo;cheesing&rdquo; (i.e. exploiting the level design, A.I. or game mechanics rather than just playing the game &ldquo;as it was meant to be played&rdquo;); both Raids are too glitchy and buggy compared to the rest of the content; the infamous heavy ammo bug needs fixing yesterday; the recent time-limited Iron Banner PvP event &ndash; which should be an event to look forward to &ndash; became a slog far too quickly thanks to a truly shocking lack of variety in its map rotation and bounties.</p> <p>I could pick out more complaints but honestly, they all fade away once the end of the day rolls around and I&rsquo;m free to hop on my PS4 and shoot some aliens in the face (I haven&#39;t even mentioned until now how good it still feels to shoot these particular aliens in their faces and sometimes their stomachs &ndash; that&#39;s one thing Bungie has absolutely nailed). Even writing this now, I&rsquo;m itching to go and play <em>Destiny</em>. See you in the Crucible.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best console games in the world right now</a></strong><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="There&#039;s nothing else out there quite like Destiny" alt="There&#039;s nothing else out there quite like Destiny" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/destiny-traveller-sunset.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Iron Banner yields some great-looking rewards – but felt too much like work" alt="The Iron Banner yields some great-looking rewards – but felt too much like work" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iron-banner-armour.jpg?1422479430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Living with... Destiny </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What we&#039;ve learnt from three months of shooting aliens in the face </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/living-destiny/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/living-destiny/feature#comments Console games Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:57:43 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1458612 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Three wants to eat O2, Office 2016 desktop out this year, and Ubisoft's Grow Home sounds crazy http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-o2-and-three-about-share-owner-office-2016-desktop-out-year-and-and-ubisoft- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cap off a busy week for tech with our latest morning news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="O2" alt="O2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/o2-carrier.jpg?1422011604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> O2 reportedly will be acquired </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>O2, the #2 wireless carrier in Britain, is about to be acquired by Hong Kong company Hutchinson Whampoa, with the news being announced as early as later today. That&rsquo;s the report coming out of the Wall Street Journal, which says the acquisition is nearly complete.</p> <p>Why is a changing-of-the-hands important? Because Hutchinson Whampoa also owns Three, the #4 carrier in the land, and the combination of the two companies would make for the top wireless provider in the UK by subscriber count. It&rsquo;s unknown whether the companies would be properly merged or if they might aim to serve different customer bases, but consolidation of some sort seems likely.</p> <p>On that note: also reportedly near is a deal for BT to purchase EE, the current top wireless carrier, which means the mobile market is about to see one serious shake-up. Hopefully all for the better - as far as consumers are concerned, at least.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/hutchison-whampoa-nearing-deal-to-buy-u-k-s-o2-1421964135">Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/william-s-iam-puls-smartwatch-priced-us399-launching-soon-handpicked-applicants/news">Will.i.am&rsquo;s i.am+ Puls smart watch priced at US$399, launching soon to hand-picked applicants</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Office 2016 hits PC late this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At Wednesday&rsquo;s big Windows 10 blowout, Microsoft spent a lot of time going over the new Office universal apps optimized for touch and mobile devices (above). But if you were wondering if the company would have a big update in store for mouse-and-keyboard users, take heart.</p> <p>In an update on the Office Blog yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that a brand new Office 2016 desktop suite is in the works, and it&rsquo;ll launch in the second half of this year. No other details are available at this point, other than that it will &ldquo;remain the comprehensive Office experience.&rdquo; Stay tuned, then.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/01/22/next-chapter-office-windows/">Office Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-10-8-stellar-new-enhancements-coming-pc-and-tablets/feature">Windows 10: the 8 biggest new features coming to PCs and tablets</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="706" title="Microsoft Word universal app for Windows 10" alt="Microsoft Word universal app for Windows 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-word-win10.png?1422011604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ubisoft reveals Grow Home for PC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you think of Ubisoft, you think of massive blockbusters built by a thousand people and destinated to be played by millions more, right? <em>Assassin&rsquo;s Creed</em>, <em>Far Cry</em>, etc. That&rsquo;s certainly true, but the publisher has made an effort over the last couple of years to allow its developers to pursue smaller, more experimental titles, like the great <em>Valiant Hearts</em> and <em>Child of Light</em>.</p> <p><em>Grow Home</em> looks to be the next of those, but it&rsquo;s not done in a 2D, hand-drawn style like those games. It&rsquo;s a 3D affair with a chunky aesthetic, and it stars a robot seeking to retrieve new plantlife to oxygenate his planet - yes, the <em>Wall-E</em> comparison has already been noted by developer Ubisoft Reflections (<em>Driver: San Francisco</em>). You&rsquo;ll control his individual limbs as you climb your way up the growing plant.</p> <p>Sounds a little atypical for Ubisoft, right? Exactly. But it won&rsquo;t be long before we&rsquo;ll all get to try it: this PC exclusive is launching on Steam in just a couple short weeks, on 4 February.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.ubi.com/grow-home-announce/">Ubisoft</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/child-light/child-light/review">Child of Light review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZQceiWyRWgM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones game ep. 2 out in February </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of games on the immediate horizon: Telltale Games just confirmed that the second entry in its episodic <em>Game of Thrones</em> adaptation will release the same week as <em>Grow Home</em>. Episode two, titled &ldquo;The Lost Lords,&rdquo; will hit PlayStation 4, PS3, PC, and Mac on 3 February, Xbox One and 360 on 4 February, and iOS and Android on 5 February. Check out the fresh trailer above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.telltalegames.com/blog/90266/game-of-thrones-a-telltale-games-series-ep-2-is-coming">Telltale Games</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/boY5jktW2Zk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-o2-and-three-about-share-owner-office-2016-desktop-out-year-and-and-ubisoft-#comments Console games Gaming Microsoft O2 Ubisoft Windows 10 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458294 at http://www.stuff.tv Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox One on 9 June http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holding off entering Bethesda&#039;s online fantasy world? Then this could easily tempt you to jump in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox One on 9 June" alt="Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox O" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/elder-scrolls.jpg?1421855676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just when you think you&#39;ve finally gotten over your crippling Destiny addiction, Bethesda has revealed that Elder Scrolls online will be ditching its monthly subscription, opting for a Guild Wars-like one-off payment for the game itself.</p> <p>Not only that, but PS4 and Xbox One fans finally have a date to mark on their calanders - 9 June.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription will still be required, and PC gamers will be able to jump in a little earlier when Tamriel Unlimited springs to life on 17 March.</p> <p>If you value your free time and are planning to be productive for the next year, then ignore everything we&#39;ve just said, turn off your PC, and walk outside. Trust us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 console games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/418HiZzy0ig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:45:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458157 at http://www.stuff.tv Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Handsome Collection bundles both with split-screen play and save transfer, out this spring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" alt="Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/borderlands-handsome.jpg?1421767106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attention, Vault Hunters! Moved on to a new-gen console and sad that your favorite zany co-op shooter series didn&rsquo;t with its last release? Well, fret no more, because <em>Borderlands</em> is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Borderlands 2</em> is rather well-known, of course, seeing as it&rsquo;s 2K&rsquo;s best-selling game ever (and it got <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/borderlands-2/review">five stars from us</a>). The cel-shaded, four-player shooter will be remastered - alongside <em>The Pre-Sequel</em> - to look crisper than ever on new consoles, plus you can transfer over saves from both games between Xbox 360-to-One and PlayStation 3-to-4 (also Vita-to-PS4 with <em>Borderlands 2</em>) to continue past adventures.</p> <p>And there&rsquo;s one more perk: both games have been outfitted with split-screen multiplayer for the first time, allowing four players to battle together for loot on the same screen. <em>Borderlands: The Handsome Collection</em> is priced at US$60 (about &pound;40), so expect the set to be priced the same as an average new-gen game in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ot9-o9RA3ds" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Die-hard fans might want to consider the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, however. Priced the same as a new console (US$400, which is about &pound;260), the bundle adds a remote-controlled, one-wheeled Claptrap robot inspired by the game character, letting you use a smartphone app to guide him around.</p> <p>He can apparently livestream video via his eye camera, as well as spout familiar catchphrases. It&rsquo;ll be limited to just 5,000 units, but for serious aficionados, it sounds like one heck of a bonus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/borderlands-2/review">Borderlands 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Claptrap RC robot" alt="Claptrap RC robot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/borderlands-rc-claptrap.jpg?1421767106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Xbox One Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:18:28 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458090 at http://www.stuff.tv Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another intense step forward for the stealth-action favourite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-main.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few series in gaming have the kind of classic, unassailable glow of <em>Metal Gear</em>, so even as the games become weirder and more ambitious &ndash; and at times, more ambitiously weird &ndash; the release of a new core entry is easily one of the biggest events of any year. </p> <p>And <em>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</em> certainly looks worthy of event status. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Solid Story? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In amusingly typical series fashion, <em>Metal Gear Solid V</em> isn&#39;t a sequel to <em>Metal Gear Solid 4</em>, just like <em>3</em> wasn&#39;t a follow-up to <em>2</em>.</p> <p>The series ping-pongs between eras so much that only the die-hards really understand how all the pieces fit together at this point. Which, strangely enough, hasn&#39;t hurt the franchise too much to this point.</p> <p>Truth be told, <em>The Phantom Pain</em> is set in 1984, putting it almost a decade past the events of <em>Ground Zeroes</em>, but also about a decade before the classic <em>Metal Gear</em> from the 8-bit days.</p> <p>You&#39;ll take the role of the original Snake, AKA Naked Snake, AKA Big Boss, and now AKA Venom Snake (we guess), who starred in <em>Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater</em> and <em>Peace Walker</em>. Still with us?&nbsp;</p> <p>Snake wakes up from a lengthy coma down one arm and nine years of quality time and, once fitted with a robotic prosthetic, he sets out into the deserts of Afghanistan to avenge the demise of his mercenary group allies.</p> <p>In typical <em>Metal Gear</em> fashion, expect enemies and scenarios with a bit of a fantastical, supernatural twist, and some heady, controversial topics (such as child soldiers). Frustratingly, the game also has some awkward, potentially sexist overtones: female character Quiet wears only a bikini and shredded stockings on the battlefield, plus you can place an image of a half-naked woman on the cardboard box you&#39;re hiding in to lure enemy guards.</p> <p>Creator Hideo Kojima likes to push the envelope, but it could be a bit off-putting here from what we&#39;ve seen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-pPXuFNGEr8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A New Voice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As introduced in the prequel, <em>Metal Gear Solid V</em> is the first entry to ditch Snake&#39;s original voice actor, David Hayter &ndash; who has been replaced with none other than <em>24</em> star Keifer Sutherland. It&#39;s strange to not hear Hayter in the role, but Sutherland does a good job of lending gravitas to a gruff, damaged man back for another fight. And when it comes to presentation, parts of <em>The Phantom Pain</em> look downright stunning. </p> <p>It&#39;s not necessarily what you&#39;d expect, either. Sure, the character models and environments are impressively detailed, but it&#39;s the fantastic motion capture work that really stands out, with subtle and superbly nuanced animations. It elevates the cinematics to an incredible degree, based on what we&#39;ve seen so far.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-indie-games-conquered-world/feature">How indie games conquered the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-new-voice.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So Many Choices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Voice acting aside, it&#39;s the gameplay experience that should bring about the biggest shift away from previous <em>Metal Gear</em> games. Yes, you&#39;re still controlling a highly skilled soldier on battlefields and putting a premium on unseen movements and quiet interactions. It&#39;s a stealth-action game, after all. But everything is taken to a whole new level, starting with the scale of the experience. </p> <p><em>The Phantom Pain</em> promises to be 200 times the size of <em>Ground Zeroes</em>, delivering open environments marked by dynamic weather and a day/night cycle. On one hand, that means now there&#39;s no set path for Snake to pursue: no perfectly-designed corridor to be led through, and we&#39;d guess very few ventilation shafts to crawl into, seeing as most of the game seems to take place outside. </p> <p>On the other hand, that means incredible freedom to tackle missions however you see fit. Some of the old rules apply: you can dive into hiding spots, use a cardboard box to sneak around, and knock on walls to draw guards near. And you can stick up guards rather than kill indiscriminately. But you can also now slide over to the side of a moving horse to remain unseen near enemies, or use giant balloons to lift unconscious guards, animals, and even vehicles out of the battlefield (this debuted in PSP entry <em>Peace Walker</em>). </p> <p>You can even call in items from Mother Base, as needed, which are dropped into the world via plane. Place the landing zone correctly and you can knock out a foe with a dropped box!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5s_MfPxow84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Allied Forces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of Mother Base: it&#39;s a facility that you can customise and explore to your liking, letting you interact with allies that you recruited from the missions, as well as train alongside them. And you should maintain the base well, as online players will be able to try and infiltrate it, although you can do the same right back to theirs. </p> <p>But that&#39;s not the only multiplayer element in <em>The Phantom Pain</em>. Metal Gear Online returns in its third incarnation here, with team-based combat that draws from the myriad enhancements seem in the solo game. We&#39;ve seen stealth camouflage that helps you sneak around, the ability to paint targets on the battlefield for allies, and even mech walkers that you can command by knifing the pilot and taking his spot. </p> <p>The new Metal Gear Online is being developed by a separate team out of Los Angeles (rather than Japan), but the early results look like a lot of fun.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rY1XP5YNrQI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid Details to Come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</em> is due out sometime in 2015, and although no official release date has been confirmed as of this writing, series creator Hideo Kojima has hinted at a June debut via a T-shirt worn at a recent event.&nbsp;Given his history, it could either be a clue or a deliberate ruse. We&#39;ll find out at some point. </p> <p>While the amazing footage we&#39;ve seen is typically credited to the PlayStation 4 version, the game should run similarly on Xbox One and a well-equipped PC. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are also coming; no doubt, there will be some degradation in visual quality, but hopefully the experience remains otherwise intact on last-gen consoles.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 30 most anticipated games of 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Coming to a console near you this summer. Hopefully" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-screen.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review#comments Console games Gaming PC PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:44:11 +0000 Marc McLaren 1457822 at http://www.stuff.tv Forza Motorsport 6 announced for Xbox One with new Ford GT leading the charge http://www.stuff.tv/ford/forza-motorsport-6-announced-xbox-one-new-ford-gt-leading-charge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ford’s stunning ride will front the racing series’ next major release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Forza Motorsport 6" alt="Forza Motorsport 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/forza-motorsport-6.jpg?1421319916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan has already brought head-turners like the Ford GT and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chevrolet-unveils-bolt-ev-200-mile-range-30000-hatchback/news">Chevrolet Bolt EV</a>, but it has another big reveal in store: a video game.</p> <p class="p1">That&rsquo;s because Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios just used the occasion to announce <em>Forza Motorsport 6</em>, the next main entry in the beloved racing series for Xbox One. It&rsquo;s the 10th anniversary of the <em>Forza</em> series this year, and they promise big things.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">&ldquo;Just as Ford has pushed the boundaries of car technology in GT, <em>Forza Motorsport 6</em> will embrace that spirit of innovation as our most technically advanced racing simulation to date, offering a fun and realistic automotive experience for both car lovers and gamers,&rdquo; said Dan Greenawalt, Turn 10&rsquo;s creative director.</p> <p class="p1">No word yet on a release date, but considering the anniversary and the gameplay reveal in June - not to mention the series&rsquo; recent history - bet on this one being a big year-end holiday release for Microsoft.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://news.xbox.com/2015/01/games-forza-motorsport-6-unveiled">Xbox Wire</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/xbox-360/forza-horizon-2/review">Forza Horizon 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/o1djJDaPsno" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ford/forza-motorsport-6-announced-xbox-one-new-ford-gt-leading-charge/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ford/forza-motorsport-6-announced-xbox-one-new-ford-gt-leading-charge/news#comments Console games Ford Gaming Microsoft Xbox One Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:19:21 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457437 at http://www.stuff.tv Rock Band releasing first new downloadable songs in nearly two years http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Might this signal Harmonix revving up the franchise engines for a new-gen revival? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rock Band 3" alt="Rock Band 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rockband3-cinematic.jpg?1421131364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Back in early 2013, Harmonix revealed that weekly downloadable add-on songs for the <em>Rock Band</em> series would cease releasing, and that remained the case for 21 months. Well, until tomorrow.</p> <p class="p1">Out of the blue, the music game studio has announced that it will launch three new songs on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the songs will work in the original <em>Rock Band</em>, sequel <em>Rock Band 2</em>, and series-capper <em>Rock Band 3</em>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:32:37 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457408 at http://www.stuff.tv Mortal Kombat X http://www.stuff.tv/mortal-kombat-x/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After its triumphant rebirth, the legendary fighting series goes even bigger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mortal Kombat X" alt="Mortal Kombat X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mkx-opener.jpg?1421647938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nearly two decades after the series debuted, 2011&#39;s <em>Mortal Kombat</em> turned out the best entry to date, with a return to the amazingly brutal, over-the-top aesthetic that lost its edge in previous games. More importantly, the game finally included richer fighting gameplay, adding nuance and depth beyond the familiar shock value.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kombat Tweaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Mortal Kombat X</em> &ndash; you pronounce the &quot;X&quot; like the letter, although it&#39;s also the 10th core entry &ndash; does largely stick to the template seen in the previous title. As ever, we&#39;ve got horrifying/hilarious Fatality moves, but also the graphic, bone-crunching X-Ray moves from the last game, which add some visual pop before the gory finale.</p> <p>But the latest <em>Mortal Kombat</em> also takes cues from <em>Injustice</em>, in that you can interact with the environments to gain an upper hand in battle. That might mean grabbing a bystander or item from a backdrop and using it as a weapon, or perhaps swinging from a branch to get out of a tight corner. They&#39;re strategic additions that you&#39;d do well to keep an eye out for and incorporate into your tactics.</p> <p>Yet the game has a massive addition of its own: the ability to pick one of three different fighting styles for each and every character. You&#39;ll do so before the match, and while basic moves are shared between variations, advanced attacks and even the look of each fighter changes based on your selection. It not only expands the amount of available tactics, but also gives you more options when it comes to picking a combatant best suited to defeat certain opponents.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ipJuYtowVBA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The New Krew </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Mortal Kombat X</em> picks up where its predecessor left off in terms of narrative, but then continues on 25 years into the future. That means that some familiar fighters return in much older forms, while others are totally new &ndash; and at least one is a direct descendent of familiar characters. Much of the cast has yet to be revealed, but in terms of iconic fighters, the game features the likes of Sub-Zero and Scorpion (of course), as well as Raiden, Kano, Kung Lao, and Quan Chi. And Goro will be playable, although he&#39;s only available as a pre-order bonus upfront.</p> <p>But <em>Mortal Kombat X</em> is clearly focused on establishing the next generation of series heroes, starting with Cassie Cage, the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. Joining her are other newcomers like D&#39;Vorah (a half-human, half-insect fighter) and Kotal Kahn (an Aztec warrior and Outworld&#39;s new emperor). Another, the duo of Ferra and Torr, fight together as one: a large, hulking man and a scrappy, small girl that he throws and swings around in battle.</p> <p>Expect a lot more familiar faces to be revealed as the release draws near, and don&#39;t be surprised if your favorite omitted characters are added after the fact as premium downloadable content. That aspect of the experience has already been confirmed, so don&#39;t be surprised if you&#39;re tempted to shell out for added content later this year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/street-fighter-v-coming-playstation-4-and-pc-leaked-trailer/news">Street Fighter V coming to PlayStation 4 and PC, per leaked trailer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Old faces are mixed in with newer characters" alt="Old faces are mixed in with newer characters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mkx-characters.jpg?1421647938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Killer Kontent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Mortal Kombat X</em> is designed specifically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and high-end Windows PCs, and it looks downright gorgeous so far. The environments are easily the biggest visual perk, with crashing waves when fighting on a dock, or moody ambience when brawling in a dark forest. It&#39;s the most impressive-looking fighting game we&#39;ve seen to date.</p> <p>Continuing its very welcome trend, <em>Mortal Kombat X</em> will have another story mode with cut-scenes and loads of battles &ndash; and as hinted earlier, the events will span some 25 years following the last game. <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/13/gamescom-2014-ed-boon-talks-mortal-kombat-x-story-mode-characters-and-guests" target="_blank">Co-creator Ed Boon told IGN</a> that the story will actually bounce around throughout that span, so they&#39;ll certainly have plenty of material to work with.</p> <p>And early word on the multiplayer side of things sounds intriguing, as the game will introduce online factions that let you throw your lot in with one of several factions. Your accumulated play time &ndash; both online and off &ndash; helps influence which faction rules the worldwide community at any given time, which we imagine yields some interesting results for the current party in power.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Mortal Kombat X will feature a story mode" alt="Mortal Kombat X will feature a story mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mkx-modes.jpg?1421647938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Koming Soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Mortal Kombat X</em> looks to be one of 2015&#39;s early standouts, as it&#39;s set to debut on 14 April. NetherRealm is developing the Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions in-house, while an unnamed studio is tackling PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports to release on the same date.</p> <p>We haven&#39;t seen those last-gen versions, and there&#39;s a good chance that we won&#39;t before they&#39;re in stores. The same thing happened with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/middle-earth-shadow-mordor/review"><em>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</em></a>, also published by Warner Bros, and the last-gen versions were roundly criticized for poor performance and lacking features. That said, both <em>Mortal Kombat</em> and <em>Injustice</em> were plenty excellent on those consoles, so we imagine there&#39;s a better chance of <em>Mortal Kombat X</em> playing just fine with less graphical sheen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best console games on sale right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ci6lMQNLKZU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mortal-kombat-x/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mortal-kombat-x/review#comments Console games Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:32:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457157 at http://www.stuff.tv Uncharted 4: A Thief's End http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2/uncharted-4-thiefs-end/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything we know about Nathan Drake&#039;s upcoming PlayStation 4 debut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Uncharted 4: A Thief&#039;s End" alt="Uncharted 4: A Thief&#039;s End" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uncharted4-opener.jpg?1421666321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Naughty Dog&#39;s <em>Uncharted</em> series redefined the rollicking action game experience on PlayStation 3, delivering a cinematic thrill ride like no other &ndash; and one of the absolute best modern PlayStation exclusives. Remember all of those times you yelled at the screen in <em>Uncharted 2: Among Thieves</em> because you simply couldn&#39;t believe how amazingly tense the moment was? We definitely do.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drake&#039;s return </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the time of writing, we have only a vague synopsis of the plot, but we can piece some things together between that and some aspects of the teasers and trailers. First and foremost, <em>Uncharted 4: A Thief&#39;s End</em> does appear to be a proper follow-up to the earlier trilogy, taking place several years after <em>Uncharted 3: Drake&#39;s Deception</em>.</p> <p>Drake seemingly left behind his tomb-raiding routine, but finds himself right back in the thick of it. Why? We&#39;d guess it has something to do with his newly revealed older brother, Sam, who looks even more weathered and beaten down by the adventuring life than Nathan himself, who wakes up face down on the ground in the teaser clip.</p> <p>Beyond that, <em>Uncharted 4</em> brings back Drake&#39;s elder compatriot Sully, who agrees to one last job, and the plot will focus on a &quot;historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure.&quot; Sony says it&#39;ll be a globetrotting affair, while the first teaser hinted at Madagascar as a primary locale. Wherever it ends up, expect plenty of lush jungle terrain to explore and fight within.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="650" title="Nathan Drake&#039;s brother Sam will appear in Uncharted 4" alt="Nathan Drake&#039;s brother Sam will appear in Uncharted 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uncharted4-story.jpg?1421666321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explosive action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From the first full gameplay trailer &ndash; which delivers 15 impressive minutes of pure in-game footage, albeit from an early build &ndash; it&#39;s clear that Drake has a few more options out in the world when it comes to getting around and staying alive.</p> <p>Part of that is due to the world design, which appears more open and natural than before and allows more variety in the way you approach enemies and take them down. Just watch the way Drake uses the tall plant life to hide from view, or quickly scurries around ledges to get out of view and even sneak behind a pursuer. We can surely thank the PlayStation 4 tech for these more believable, useful settings.</p> <p>But his toolset is also wider. At one point, Drake grabs a metal spike from a wall and then uses it to scale cliffs that don&#39;t have obvious grips above. And he also now has a grappling hook that he can use at will to cover large gaps and use even more of the environment around him. The combination of all of these things makes the combat look a lot more fluid and exciting, and we can&#39;t wait to see more.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/sony-playstation-4-5-best-games-2013/feature">The 10 best Sony PlayStation 4 games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ow2cL-pp6p8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Thief&#039;s Fresh Start </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>A Thief&#39;s End</em> will be the first entry to debut on PlayStation 4, and it definitely looks the part of a new-gen adventure, with amazingly detailed scenery and backdrops plus even-more-lifelike-than-ever character interactions. And Drake&#39;s had a bit of a facelift: he not only looks a bit older and more rugged, but there&#39;s more subtlety and nuance to his face. In other words, he looks more human.</p> <p>And the game also sees some new creative blood on the development team. Head writer and creative director Amy Hennig departed Naughty Dog early last year after starting work on <em>Uncharted 4</em>, plus director Justin Richmond (who also directed the prior entry) departed at the same time.</p> <p>In their place comes Bruce Straley as game director and Neil Druckmann as creative director &ndash; both were key leads on <em>Uncharted 2</em>, and you might recognize their names from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/last-us/review"><em>The Last of Us</em></a>. You know, Naughty Dog&#39;s other big title that we chose as the all-time greatest PlayStation game. So while the shake-up was significant, no doubt <em>Uncharted 4</em> remains in very good hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y1Rx-Bbht5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chart a Course </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As of this writing, <em>Uncharted 4: A Thief&#39;s End</em> has a vague 2015 release target on PlayStation 4, and based on the series&#39; history, we expect that it will hit stores in the last quarter of the year. It&#39;s pegged as Sony&#39;s biggest exclusive for the year, and a lot of questions remain unanswered, but we&#39;re sure to hear plenty more as its release draws near.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best console games on sale right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="650" title="Sony will likely release Uncharted 4 towards the end of 2015" alt="Sony will likely release Uncharted 4 towards the end of 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uncharted4-release_0.jpg?1421666321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2/uncharted-4-thiefs-end/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2/uncharted-4-thiefs-end/review#comments Console games PlayStation 4 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:06:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457042 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Now launching subscription plan for all-you-can-play streaming PS3 games http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monthly plan debuts next week on PlayStation 4 before hitting other platforms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Now" alt="PlayStation Now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playstation-now-subscription.jpg?1420508824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">The biggest knock against Sony&rsquo;s cloud-powered PlayStation Now service thus far hasn&rsquo;t been the performance, but rather the prices. Thankfully, a more reasonable option is right around the corner.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The subscription plan will launch initially only on PlayStation 4, and that will happen next week, on 13 January. Other platforms that run PlayStation Now will get the subscription option sometime thereafter, and Sony says it&rsquo;s still planning on bringing older PlayStation console games to the Now platform at some point.</p> <p class="p1">Between amazing, well-known modern classics like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/last-us/review"><em>The Last of Us</em></a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review"><em>BioShock Infinite</em></a>, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/walking-dead-episode-one/review"><em>The Walking Dead</em></a> and wonderful under-the-radar gems like <em>Shatter</em> and <em>Papo &amp; Yo</em>, the current list looks fantastic, and it&rsquo;s only going to grow. You&rsquo;ll be able to check out a seven-day trial for free when the subscription option starts up next week.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/05/playstation-now-subscription-program-all-the-details/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/playstation-20-whats-next-playstation/feature">PlayStation at 20: What&rsquo;s next for PlayStation?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QmXfKa22PZg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Sony Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:37:33 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1456735 at http://www.stuff.tv The 30 most anticipated games of 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next year should be a scorcher for hot games – here&#039;s the early slate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Legend of Zelda" alt="Legend of Zelda" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/legend-of-zelda.jpg?1422356366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being an early adopter with a new gaming console is always a fun, if pricey endeavor, but the first year is typically slow on essential games (aside from the odd exclusive launch classic) as developers learn the hardware and work on enhancing their very best franchises.</p> <p>Which means right about now is the best time to jump on, because 2015 looks to be absolutely stocked with must-play experiences for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and PC players will reap most of the rewards as well. (And Wii U owners, we&#39;ve got a game or two in the mix here for you too.)</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Uncharted 4: A Thief&#039;s End </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PlayStation 4 </strong></p> <p>Following the stunning PlayStation 3 adventure trilogy &ndash; with the middle chapter serving not only as the series&#39; best, but also one of the most thrilling action games of all time &ndash; we cannot wait to see what Naughty Dog has in store on PlayStation 4. Uncharted 4 takes place years later, and is being positioned as a &quot;one last quest&quot; sort of story for its heroes. Will this be the end of Nathan Drake? We can&#39;t wait to find out.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y1Rx-Bbht5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. No Man&#039;s Sky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC </strong></p> <p>Who knew that a game made by a tiny indie team would be one of the headline games of the year? That&#39;s the case with No Man&#39;s Sky, a jaw-dropping space simulation that gives you your very own procedurally generated planet to explore, full of odd creatures and distinctive sights. And at any time, you can fly your ship into the stars and drop in on other users&#39; planets as well. It looks amazing, but can it really live up to the surprising hype?</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nLtmEjqzg7M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. The Legend of Zelda </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Wii U </strong></p> <p>When Nintendo showed the new Zelda during E3 week last summer, we couldn&#39;t help but think we&#39;d just seen the Wii U&#39;s saviour &ndash; but will it come soon enough with a nebulous sometime-in-2015 release? Whatever the case, we&#39;re thrilled to have a brand new console Zelda adventure coming, with fabulous-looking design and a promise to shake up the established formula by presenting an open world without broken-off dungeons.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SECWlFInyFM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Dying Light </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC</strong></p> <p>What began life as a Dead Island sequel instead transformed into Dying Light &ndash; and sure, while it&#39;s still a first-person zombie-slaying affair, there&#39;s enough here to make us think that it&#39;ll be more lively than the series that sort-of birthed it. Dying Light is another undead survival affair, but the big hook here is a day-night cycle that affects how the zombies act and attack (i.e. they&#39;re totally crazy when the sun sets). Use your parkour skills to stay clear of them!</p> <p><strong>Due: 30 January</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KalIE_Otylo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Evolve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC</strong></p> <p>Originally expected to launch during the crowded holiday season, Evolve wisely took the opportunity to take on early spring instead &ndash; and good thing, too, since this isn&#39;t one you&#39;ll want to miss. From the makers of Left 4 Dead comes a new kind of co-op experience, wherein four players work together to take down massive, powerful beasts. But here&#39;s the twist: another player controls the monster in each raucous online showdown.</p> <p><strong>Due: 10 February</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wu6W0v6wNf4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Batman: Arkham Knight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC </strong></p> <p>Another 2014 release casualty, Batman: Arkham Knight instead intends to be a big summer blockbuster, bringing the Caped Crusader&#39;s amazing open-world series to new-gen hardware for the first time. Gotham City will be about five times larger than in the last main game, and you&#39;ll have a badass new Batmobile to use to get around and blast enemies to bits thanks to its new Battle Mode transformation.</p> <p><strong>Due: 2 June</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review" target="_blank">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pO2_iUkojCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Rise of the Tomb Raider </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360 </strong></p> <p>Lara Croft experienced some rather unsettling things in last year&#39;s excellent series reboot, and it&#39;s all changed her as a person. But while she might dabble in therapy (see the teaser above), it&#39;s clear that her thirst for adventure isn&#39;t nearly sated. Despite the hokey title, we can&#39;t help but await seeing how Rise of the Tomb Raider evolves the formula &ndash; although note that it&#39;s an Xbox exclusive in 2015, at least.</p> <p><strong>Due: Holiday 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xV9XyNu6AFU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Mortal Kombat X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 </strong></p> <p>Mortal Kombat is another long-running franchise that had lost a step, but 2011&#39;s reboot really brought the fighting series back to life thanks to overhauled action and a seriously solid story mode. With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios returns to the series once more, this time with each character offering three distinct fighting styles to choose from, plus environmental interactions and buckets and buckets of gore.</p> <p><strong>Due: 14 April</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ci6lMQNLKZU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. The Order: 1886 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platform: PlayStation 4 </strong></p> <p>Truly interesting game premises are tough to come by, but this one gabbed us: Sony&#39;s The Order: 1886 takes place in an alternate reality, steampunk-inspired London, wherein an order of knights protects citizens from hybrid monster-men. The cover-based action game looks absolutely gorgeous, with a very cool aesthetic and plenty of PS4-powered flash, and even a tiny demo left us wanting much more.</p> <p><strong>Due: 20 February</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-8MYYvA-EIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Mighty No. 9 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platform: Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Vita</strong></p> <p>It looks like Mega Man, plays like Mega Man, and comes from the creator of Mega Man, but Mighty No. 9 isn&#39;t Mega Man &ndash; simply by virtue of the fact that the action-platformer comes from a different studio. Capcom has abandoned the Blue Bomber, so the creator jumped ship and Kickstarted this spiritual successor, which looks like a modern reimagining of the formula. It&#39;s not the most original game on the list, but we crave the old-school action.</p> <p><strong>Due: April</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/sunset-overdrive/review" target="_blank">Sunset Overdrive review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oBGNzaCu9LE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Halo 5: Guardians </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platform: Xbox One </strong></p> <p>Microsoft has Halo: The Master Chief Collection to tide over series fans with HD updates to the existing core entries, but next year is when the first-person sensation makes its true new-gen leap. Few details have been confirmed as of yet, but 343 Industries says Halo 5 will run on a brand new engine at 60fps and offer dedicated servers, plus Collection buyers can get in on the multiplayer beta at the end of this December.</p> <p><strong>Due: Q4 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZipoIbBDf-c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12. Battlefield: Hardline </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360</strong></p> <p>Forget soldiers and military tech: the next Battlefield, primarily developed by Visceral Games rather than series creator DICE, focuses on the always-entertaining skirmishes between cops and robbers, which should provide some amazing online heists and frantic shootouts. Battlefield campaigns are usually so-so, but Hardline is purportedly making it a priority here, with dramatic storytelling and notable voice actors lending their talents.</p> <p><strong>Due: 17 March</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ex1GlZS-t7c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13. Tom Clancy&#039;s The Division </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC </strong></p> <p>Even with the author himself deceased, the Tom Clancy&#39;s gaming brand continues to explore new avenues &ndash; and The Division could well be its most exciting incarnation to date. Set in New York City after a pandemic sends the U.S. into chaos, it follows a team of sleeper agents attempting to restore order in the destroyed setting. The Division merges solo campaign and massively multiplayer online action for what should be a powerful concoction.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/65Om9DUSukY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14. Inside </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 </strong></p> <p>Inside hails from the studio behind 2010&#39;s marvelous indie side-scroller, Limbo, which is enough to get us interested. Need more than that? Just check out the mysterious teaser trailer above, which oozes with style and utter dread. And&hellip; well, what&#39;s inside that vat at the end? We imagine the answer will drive this side-scrolling adventure, and if Limbo is any indication, it should be an amazing, memorable journey.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/op4G1--kb-g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360</strong></p> <p>Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes proved an underwhelming start to the next big MGS rollout &ndash; a very expensive extended demo, if you will &ndash; but what we&#39;ve seen of the full game looks downright jaw dropping. No surprise, considering the seminal stealth-action series&#39; pedigree, but still, the footage of free-roaming exploration and combat, along with wild new tactics and typically peculiar storytelling, has us thrilled for its debut.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review" target="_blank">Alien: Isolation review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5s_MfPxow84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16. Star Wars Battlefront </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC </strong></p> <p>LucasArts tried and failed to revive its popular online combat series on last-gen consoles, but under EA, Star Wars Battlefront is all set to return late next year. And who better to reboot the franchise but Battlefield creator, DICE? We can&#39;t wait to see the many iconic locales of the film franchise brought to life in Rebels-vs.-Empire shootouts on new-gen hardware, and considering the release timing, it&#39;s sure to be linked to Episode VII as well.</p> <p><strong>Due: Holiday 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2yKv45X_OIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17. Quantum Break </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One</strong></p> <p>From Max Payne and Alan Wake developer Remedy comes one of the seemingly most innovative experiences of the year. Quantum Break features protagonists involved in a botched time travel experiment that grants them time-manipulation powers, which they&#39;ll use in combat to evade capture. And the game is tied into an ongoing TV series, with the two pieces said to blend together to provide the complete narrative. Consider us intrigued.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lrZ8HWNVi7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18. Tom Clancy&#039;s Rainbow Six Siege </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC </strong></p> <p>Ubisoft&#39;s long-in-development Rainbow Six Patriots was canned, and in its wake comes Rainbow Six Siege with a new focus on destructible environments and even more multiplayer action than usual. Asymmetrical 5-on-5 matches put you on offense and defense in tense skirmishes, with a Hostage Rescue mode putting teams in charge of protecting a character that can think for himself/herself. Now that&#39;s a scary prospect.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6wlvYh0h63k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19. Project CARS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC </strong></p> <p>Losing their steady gig with EA after developing the two excellent Need for Speed: Shift games, Slightly Mad Studios crowdfunded millions in development funds and decided to create its own racing simulation. Project CARS is the result, and it looks every bit as impressive as the studio&#39;s previous entries, with realistic circuits from around the world, some of the Earth&#39;s top supercars, and plenty of new-gen polish.</p> <p><strong>Due: 17 March</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e6IYfOyR9tw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC </strong></p> <p>The Elder Scrolls gets all the attention, but PC die-hards know that The Witcher is every bit as strong a robust role-playing affair &ndash; and the last entry also hit consoles, earning a five-star review from us in the process. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes full advantage of new hardware to deliver a huge, enticing world to explore, plus you can expect another strong, mature narrative and plenty of brutal combat in the fantasy universe.</p> <p><strong>Due: 19 May</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/far-cry-4/review" target="_blank">Far Cry 4 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xx8kQ4s5hCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21. Mirror&#039;s Edge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC </strong></p> <p>One of the most underrated games of the last generation is set to make its return on new hardware, this time with a prequel and an open-world setting. As before, the starkly rendered experience finds you in the role of Faith, a rogue courier in a futuristic setting who must use all manner of parkour maneuvers to navigate the world from a first-person view. If it&#39;s anywhere as stylish and intense as the original, we&#39;re in.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TYtlSqIPO7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22. Final Fantasy XV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One </strong></p> <p>Once the default example of an amazing role-playing experience, Final Fantasy has stumbled in recent years with the sleepy XIII and the initially botched MMO entry that was XIV. We don&#39;t fully understand the storyline behind Final Fantasy XV quite yet, but we&#39;re so relieved to see that it just looks fun. A group of powered-up chaps on a monster-killing road trip sounds miles more exciting than what this series has pumped out otherwise in the past several years.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wT3dyanB3pk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23. Bloodborne </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PlayStation 4 </strong></p> <p>Take note, Dark Souls and Demon&#39;s Souls fans: your new nightmare is just around the corner &ndash; and we mean that in a good way, of course. Bloodborne for PS4 carries on the tradition of its spiritual predecessors, delivering a surely punishing action-role-playing experience, albeit with a Victorian-influenced aesthetic and a slightly faster and more aggressive flow to the combat. Will it be worthy of a Souls-like obsession?</p> <p><strong>Due: 6 February</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oWId6_Pemck" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24. Crackdown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One</strong></p> <p>Sunset Overdrive just reminded us how much fun an open-world game can be with a healthy dose of hilariously over-the-top agility mixed in, so we&#39;re even more jazzed about the coming rebirth of Crackdown. Microsoft hasn&#39;t actually shown anything or said much beyond the teaser above, but it shows a city that can be utterly demolished in pursuit of justice &ndash; which sounds like a fine twist, if you ask us.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SHHBm7HRo-E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25. Homefront: The Revolution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC </strong></p> <p>Now on its second publisher and developer, Homefront: The Revolution is a survivor. It&#39;s the sequel to a merely solid last-gen shooter that fell short of its potential, but the original premise was strong enough that we&#39;re hopeful that this follow-up can finally deliver on its potential. The shooter again depicts the Korean invasion of America, this time with the action centered on Philadelphia as a citizen uprising builds amidst the occupation.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 10 most exciting games still to come in 2014</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MxWGHGezPD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-25"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 26. Street Fighter V </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, PC</strong></p> <p>No decade-plus wait between numbered entries this time around: Capcom has <em>Street Fighter V</em> up and running (it&#39;s been played live at events) and ready to debut sometime in 2015. It looks a lot like <em>Street Fighter IV</em>, admittedly, but with plenty of new-gen polish, and the character roster is sure to receive a shake-up. Of course, the big surprise this time around is console exclusivity on PlayStation 4 &ndash; plus it&#39;ll have cross-platform multiplayer with PC.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KIOMBc6E_MQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-26"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 27. Minecraft: Story Mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS</strong></p> <p>The ultimate sandbox smash is finally getting narrative content &ndash; only it won&#39;t be an add-on to the existing game, and it&#39;s not even from Mojang. Instead, <em>Minecraft: Story Mode</em> hails from adventure gaming masters Telltale Games (<em>The Walking Dead</em>), and will be released as an episodic series on numerous platforms. We haven&#39;t seen the game quite yet, but so long as it feels like a natural extension of the original, it ought to be something special.</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Minecraft" alt="Minecraft" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-minecraft_0.jpg?1422356366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-27"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 28. Yoshi&#039;s Woolly World </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platform: Wii U</strong></p> <p>If you didn&#39;t play <em>Kirby&#39;s Epic Yarn</em>, you missed out on one of the original Wii&#39;s best games: an absurdly charming platformer that was light on action but huge on heart. <em>Yoshi&#39;s Woolly World</em>, from the same development team, aims to deliver a similar side-scrolling experience on Nintendo&#39;s current console, with worlds and creatures made of virtual fabric &ndash; and it looks to have some things in common with the great&nbsp;<em>Yoshi&#39;s Island</em> series.</p> <p><strong>Due: Early 2015</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6vR8EHatIIE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-28"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 29. Resident Evil Revelations 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita</strong></p> <p>Long and rather dull in spots, <em>Resident Evil 6</em> lost the series&#39; survival horror focus &ndash; but <em>Resident Evil Revelations</em> on 3DS offered a much more compelling quest. Now, <em>Revelations 2</em> is a console-first experience, and not only that, but it&#39;s also an episodic affair with four weekly installments. And you probably don&#39;t need to play the original, what with Claire Redfield and Barry Burton as the new leads. Not that the wider series&nbsp;has the most cohesive plot anyway.</p> <p><strong>Due: 18 February</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bDIxSsPD0OE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-29"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30. Amplitude </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Platforms: PS4, PS3</strong></p> <p>Before <em>Rock Band</em> and <em>Guitar Hero</em> creator Harmonix started rocking plastic instruments, it made some killer controller-based music games. <em>Amplitude</em> for PS2 was one of them, and now it&#39;s coming back in a totally new version for PS3 and PS4 in 2015. Once more, you&#39;ll build the song by constantly switching between and completing instrument tracks, and if it&#39;s anything like the old game, it&#39;ll be an absolute blast (and have a fantastic soundtrack).</p> <p><strong>Due: TBD 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best games in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QR4OXmRXFdQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next year will be a scorcher for hot games – here&#039;s the early slate </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature#comments 3DS Console games Gaming Lists Microsoft Nintendo PC PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Sony Wii U Xbox 360 Xbox One Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:06:16 +0000 Stephen Graves 1451803 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Skype Translator preview begins, Devil May Cry coming to PS4 and Xbox One, and the VR fitness routine http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-skype-translator-preview-begins-devil-may-cry-coming-ps4-and-xbox-one-and-vr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news tidbits you need to begin the day well informed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Skype Translator" alt="Skype Translator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/skype-translator-kids.png?1418780406" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skype Translator preview opens up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skype has already helped the world feel smaller and more connected during its existence, but the Microsoft-owned service looks to take things several steps further with the launch of near real-time translation. And Skype Translator is already rolling out via a preview program that began yesterday.</p> <p>The preview version is only available to Windows 8.1 users at present, whether you&rsquo;re on PC, tablet, or phone, and as of now includes just English and Spanish spoken language conversion - but it has more than 40 written languages that can be converted on the fly during instant messaging.</p> <p>Microsoft showcased the tech by creating the above video - thanks to students at Stafford Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington USA and Peterson School in Mexico City, Mexico - but the potential audience here is obviously much broader than schoolchildren.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.skype.com/en/translator-preview/?intcmp=blogs-_-generic-click-_-skype-translator-preview-an-exciting-journey-to-a-new-chapter-in-communication">Sign up now</a>&nbsp;to give it a shot.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.skype.com/2014/12/15/skype-translator-preview-an-exciting-journey-to-a-new-chapter-in-communication/">Skype Big Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/skype-getting-real-time-translation-technology/news">Skype getting &ldquo;real-time&rdquo; translation technology</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G87pHe6mP0I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DmC: Devil May Cry getting new-gen release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of last year&rsquo;s top action games,&nbsp;<em>DmC: Devil May Cry</em>&nbsp;- the reboot of Capcom&rsquo;s frantic franchise - will be re-released in a remastered version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 17 March 2015. The new&nbsp;<em>Definitive Edition</em>&nbsp;will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second, with a wealth of previous downloadable content bundled onto the disc, such as a bonus campaign, new modes, and various other tweaks.</p> <p>Additionally, Capcom says it will bring predecessor&nbsp;<em>Devil May Cry 4</em>&nbsp;to Xbox One and PS4 sometime next summer, we&rsquo;d hazard a guess that it&#39;ll be a less extravagant downloadable release. However, no real details were mentioned on that front, so we&#39;ll have to loop back after&nbsp;<em>DmC</em>&nbsp;makes its second debut.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2014/12/15/announcing-dmc-definitive-edition-plus-a-very-special-teaser">Capcom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dmc-devil-may-cry/review">DmC: Devil May Cry review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/owAUCZsDvBM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to work out in VR? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virtual reality could be the next great medium for interactive experiences, and developers are busy dreaming up the possibilities. But do you really want to strap on a headset, close off your senses to the world, and start working out to fitness routines inside your home?</p> <p>Fitness app company Runtastic believes so, and has developed an Oculus Rift and Kinect-centric virtual reality fitness experience as a proof of concept, with a virtual trainer and look-based interactions with menus. We could see this being very nauseating, (extra) sweaty, and perhaps even dangerous, but we won&rsquo;t know until someone flails wildly into a lamp, right?</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBPxkPwk8pQ">YouTube</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/15/runtastic-vr-exercise/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/new-oculus-rift-crescent-bay-prototype-headset-revealed-built-audio/news">New Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype headset revealed with built-in audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NBPxkPwk8pQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hearthstone begins rolling out to Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</em>, Blizzard&rsquo;s immensely popular free-to-play collectible card game, has started rolling out to Android tablets after strong debuts on iPad and computers. It&rsquo;s available now in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, but this soft launch window won&rsquo;t last for long: the publisher says a worldwide rollout via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore is happening in the &ldquo;days ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/fully-charged-samsung-galaxy-note-4-suddenly-launching-week-korea-blizzard-cancels-its-next-mmo-">Blizzard cancels its next MMO project</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TQvtgCfvnN4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-skype-translator-preview-begins-devil-may-cry-coming-ps4-and-xbox-one-and-vr#comments Android games Console games Gaming Health and fitness Microsoft Virtual Reality Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1455475 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 great games for Microsoft Xbox One owners http://www.stuff.tv/xbox-one/microsoft-xbox-one-5-best-games-2013/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New console in the family this Christmas? These are the first 12 games you should buy for it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one-games-christmas.jpg?1418400675" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Roughly half of the nation&#39;s households will wake up to a new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a>&nbsp;on Christmas Day (with the other half unwrapping a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/sony-playstation-4-5-best-games-2013/feature">Sony PlayStation 4</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Titanfall (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every console needs an exclusive must-play game to set it apart from its rivals, and for the Xbox One that game is <em>Titanfall</em>.</p> <p>Why? Because you get to stomp around as a giant robot, smashing all that moves into tiny, very dead pieces. Or because you get to bring down the aforementioned megabots while in puny human form. Or because it&#39;s about as good as modern multiplayer gets.</p> <p>No, it&#39;s not exactly subtle, and no, it&#39;s not big on originality or story either - but hey! Giant robots!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/xbox-360/titanfall/review" target="_blank">Titanfall review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-M1REFPELE11135-Titanfall-Xbox/dp/B00D781WO0?tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Titanfall</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6gL5rDwhNvU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Titanfall" alt="Best Xbox One console games - Titanfall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Titanfall_review_16_0.jpg?1418400675" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forza Horizon 2 (£45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Forza Horizon 2</em> might just be the perfect driving game. It gives you a massive, fantastically detailed open-world setting in which to race, offers loads of different missions and objectives and captures the feeling of driving very fast better than any other game. What more could you want?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/xbox-360/forza-horizon-2/review" target="_blank">Forza Horizon 2 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forza-Horizon-2-Xbox-One/dp/B00I9WUZC4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418313932&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=forza+horizon+2&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Forza Horizon 2</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YQFiWpp5Y5w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIFA 15 (£44) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>FIFA</em>&#39;s critics will harp on yet again about how the 2015 version is just another minor update designed to fleece money out of already stretched pockets, but we suggest you ignore them and just enjoy what is comfortably the best football game on the planet.</p> <p>The gameplay&#39;s undergone a substantial revision - it now plays faster and smoother than the sometimes a bit too realistic 2014 variant - while the animations and graphics have never looked better. Dozens of different modes, including the life-destroying Ultimate Team, ensure you&#39;ll keep playing until <em>FIFA 16</em> arrives.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fifa-15/review" target="_blank">FIFA 15 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-M1RESSELE11238-FIFA-Xbox/dp/B00KHJLDRI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418316661&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=fifa+15&amp;tag=stuff09-21">FIFA 15</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q21bznzy_HY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare (£43) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most exciting <em>CoD</em> game in years? You betcha! By jumping some 50 years into the future,&nbsp;<em>Advanced Warfare</em> opens up no end of new possibilities for a series which was beginning to feel a little stale. There&#39;s plenty of exciting new tech, with the <em>Titanfall</em>-style exoskeleton giving you a multitude of new abilities and with a load of futuristic weapons also adding to the feel of a franchise revitalised. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/call-duty-advanced-warfare/review">Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Duty-Advanced-Warfare-Xbox/dp/B00MO6ZG3Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418316613&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=call+of+duty+advanced+warfare&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-14-gadgets-and-gifts-gamers/feature">14 gadget gifts for gamers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6XJy74bxT_s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Far Cry 4 (£44) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The open-world adventure series arrives in the Himalayas for its fourth instalment - and the change of location very much suits it. The scenery is stunning, the flora and fauna typically diverse and the main story thread thoroughly engaging. But <em>Far Cry 4</em>&#39;s biggest strength lies in the huge variety of side missions on offer and the way in which you could play for days (literally) without running out of things to do. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/far-cry-4/review">Far Cry 4 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Far-Cry-4-Xbox-One/dp/B00I9WUXB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317422&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=far+cry+4+xbox+onehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Far-Cry-4-Xbox-One/dp/B00I9WUXB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317422&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=far+cry+4+xbox+one&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Far Cry 4</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/quIL25clEC0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sunset Overdrive (£32) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Xbox One exclusives aren&#39;t exactly thick on the ground, but who cares when the ones we do have are as much fun as <em>Sunset Overdrive</em>? Not us at any rate.</p> <p>A Day-glo blend of <em>Saints Row</em>, <em>Dead Rising</em> and <em>Mirror&#39;s Edge</em>, <em>Sunset Overdrive</em> gives you an array of fantastical weapons with which to shoot an abundance of dangerous crazies, then leaves you alone to get on with it. It&#39;s unhinged, adrenaline-fuelled and above all fantastic entertainment. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/sunset-overdrive/review">Sunset Overdrive review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Sunset-Overdrive-Xbox-One/dp/B00CM1KXTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317541&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=sunset+overdrivehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Sunset-Overdrive-Xbox-One/dp/B00CM1KXTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317541&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=sunset+overdrive&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Sunset Overdrive</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/W5ddpEO1CK4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alien: Isolation (£35) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Terrifying in the way that waking up to discover you&#39;re Piers Morgan would be, <em>Alien: Isolation </em>is a masterpiece of modern gaming horror. You find yourself alone on the Nostromo 15 years after the events of the first film, mercilessly stalked&nbsp;by the mother of all monsters. The feeling of&nbsp;claustrophobia is relentless, weapons are few and far between and it gets to the point where not&nbsp;meeting the xenomorph is almost scarier than meeting it. Almost. One to play with the lights on.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review">Alien: Isolation review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Isolation-Nostromo-Xbox-One/dp/B00KL4PNWA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317672&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=alien+isolationhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Isolation-Nostromo-Xbox-One/dp/B00KL4PNWA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317672&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=alien+isolation&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Alien: Isolation</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Yl754phWuXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Destiny (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huge in scope and massively addictive, <em>Destiny</em> is the FPS/RPG mash-up fans of FPS/RPG mash-ups have been waiting for. The single-player story is engaging enough but the real draw is the legion of multiplayer modes which see you team up with mates (or randoms) to take down ridiculously tough foes and collect ever more valuable loot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/destiny/review">Destiny review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACTIVISION-M1REFPACT12423-Destiny-Xbox-One/dp/B00BM2LQTO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317769&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=destinyhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/ACTIVISION-M1REFPACT12423-Destiny-Xbox-One/dp/B00BM2LQTO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317769&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=destinyhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/ACTIVISION-M1REFPACT12423-Destiny-Xbox-One/dp/B00BM2LQTO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418317769&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=destiny&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Destiny</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/sony-playstation-4-5-best-games-2013/feature" target="_blank">The 12 PlayStation 4 games we&#39;d buy for Christmas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jv7vqCmt6wY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Halo: The Master Chief Collection (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All four <em>Halo</em> games collected together and updated for next-gen consoles. Do you really need to know anything more? Really? Alright then. The first, third and fourth games run in glorious 1080p, all four titles skip along at 60fps and <em>Halo 2: Anniversary Edition</em> has been completely overhauled with new visuals and cut-scenes, plus the ability to switch between the original version and next-gen update at the press of a button. All of the various extras are present and correct, as are all of the original multiplayer maps. Basically, it&#39;s an extravaganza of gaming nostalgia.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/gamescom-2014/halo-2-anniversary-magic-still-there/feature">Halo 2 Anniversary hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Halo-Master-Chief-Collection-Xbox/dp/B00I9WV4OM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418318139&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=halo+master+chief+collection&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Halo: The Master Chief Collection</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aPGPiSpTw4w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor (£28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>JRR Tolkien&#39;s fantasy world hasn&#39;t generally fared too well in gaming terms, but <em>Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor</em> is a fine addition to the canon. The obvious gaming touchstones are the<em> Assassin&#39;s Creed</em> and <em>Batman Arkham</em> titles, but the beautiful surroundings, rich story and clever, complicated Nemisis system together give&nbsp;<em>Shadow Of Mordor </em>enough originality that it&#39;s far more than just a derivative sword-fest.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/middle-earth-shadow-mordor/review">Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Middle-Earth-Shadow-Mordor-Xbox-One/dp/B00JB29YG4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418318286&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=middle+earth+shadow+of+mordor&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uHZGECBJzt8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto V (£43) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, we know, you already played <em>Grand Theft Auto V </em>on Xbox 360. Well don&#39;t let that put you off playing it again. Here are some reasons why you should give it a second twirl. 1) It&#39;s one of the greatest games of all time. 2) It looks even better than before (and it was already pretty damn good). 3) It has a new FPS mode - and it&#39;s genius. 4) It&#39;s one of the greatest games of all time.</p> <p>Thank you for reading.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-v-ps4-and-xbox-one/review">Grand Theft Auto V review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Theft-Auto-Xbox-One/dp/B00KL3W626/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418318370&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=grand+theft+auto+5&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Grand Theft Auto V</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MXsP2vbwOQ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dragon Age: Inquisition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest RPG from specialists Bioware is a classic of the genre featuring elves, dwarfs, demons, hundreds of characters, a lengthy story arc, hours of side-quests and a complicated fighting system. In short, everything you&#39;d hope for and expect from an RPG. It&#39;s also very, very good. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dragon-age-inquisition/review">Dragon Age: Inquisition review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-Xbox-One/dp/B00JXFXL4K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418318695&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=dragon+age+inquisition&amp;tag=stuff09-21" target="_blank">Dragon Age: Inquisition</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-ideas/feature" target="_blank">All our awesome Christmas Gift Guides</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DJB2Y_yYtxQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 10 best Xbox One games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The essential titles for your next-gen console </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Titanfall-1.jpg?1418400675" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/xbox-one/microsoft-xbox-one-5-best-games-2013/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas 2014 Console games Gaming Gift Guides Xbox One Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:01:27 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430364 at http://www.stuff.tv