Create, Ride, Destroy, Scream - Here's What to Expect from ScreamRide
During this Summer's gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing, ScreamRide's reveal stood out, even though it wasn't exactly clear what kind of game we were looking at. Is it a simulation? An action title? Recently, I met up with Executive Producer Jorg Neumann, who shared much more on ScreamRide, including a look at the tools used to construct roller coasters that defy reality and what happens when your friends start riding them. "Unprecedented levels of destruction?" OK, ScreamRide, now you have my attention. The screaming begins this Spring on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Red Bull Brings Live Adrenaline Rush to Xbox 360 with Fierce Biking Competition
On Sunday, Sept. 28, expect the unexpected to unfold live with Red Bull Rampage on Xbox 360 in the U.S. Available through the Red Bull TV app, Red Bull Rampage draws mountain bikers to Virgin, Utah to compete and test all around bike skills in a fierce competition. Red Bull Rampage began in 2001 as a challenge to mountain bikers to prove who had the best freeride skills across natural terrain. In 2008, Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution brought the event to a new location and took athletes and the sport to new heights, generating not just champions, but moments that became legend.
Two Classics Back Up Chariot in October’s Games with Gold
For October, Xbox One-owning Gold subscribers get a very special, completely free release of the all-new Chariot, an indie platformer with a colorful, spirited theme. Xbox 360 Gold subscribers, in turn, get the classic Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a first-person shooter chock-full of personality. To top it all off, Xbox 360’s Games with Gold offering also includes Darksiders II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Darksiders action-role-playing game. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program – so jump in! Chariot ($14.99 ERP): Available from October 1-31 on Xbox One; Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available from October 1-15 on Xbox 360; Darksiders II ($39.99 ERP): Available from October 16-31 on Xbox 360.
8 Awesomely Retro Gadgets in Alien: Isolation
One of the most impressive things about Alien: Isolation is its set design. Since the game takes place shortly after the events of the first Alien film, the designers opted to populate the game with technology more in-line with the 1979 classic than its sequels from 1986 and beyond. The result: a wonderfully retro-futuristic period piece loaded with CRT monitors, beige plastic, and beveled edges. So many beveled edges! Here are eight of our favorite retro designs. Motion Tracker: If you've seen Aliens – and if you haven't, what's wrong with you? – you’ll remember the pulse-pounding feeling of the motion tracker’s ping! That film takes place years after the events of Alien: Isolation, though, and technology moves fast. So Isolation's developers reverse-engineered the motion tracker into a form better-suited to the game's setting: chunky, monochrome, and so big that Ripley can't ready a weapon while it's equipped. That ping is every bit as terrifying, though.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Game You Never Knew Existed
Faithful “Guardians of the Galaxy” fans, disappointed that their favorite summer blockbuster didn’t get a dedicated tie-in console game, will want to take a closer look at the upcoming Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). In addition to launching with Avengers- and Spider-Man-themed Play Sets, the toys-to-life follow-up also support a standalone “Guardians of the Galaxy” adventure on day one. Bundled with sweet-looking Star-Lord and Gamora sculpts, the six-to-eight hour, story-driven campaign can be tackled with the capable pair of cosmic antiheroes or their sold-separately pals Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax the Destroyer. The film’s setting, storyline, and secondary characters figure prominently into the Play Set (Cosmo the dog is a freaking mission-giver!), but our recent demo – featuring all five characters – was squarely focused on showcasing the Sakaaran-slaying quintet’s superpowers and special abilities.