Mad Max Is a Literal Sandbox of Destruction
When it comes to games based on licensed properties – be it film, comic, or toy line – Warner Bros. Interactive is leading the way, with some amazing titles in recent years (such as the fantastic Batman: Arkham series and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor). So you know the that all-new Mad Max game is in pretty good hands. And when it comes to open-world, explosive, action packed gameplay, developer Avalanche Studios has proven its merit with the amazingly fun Just Cause 2. With a pedigree like this, it should come as no shock when we say that Mad Max is freakin’ awesome. Set in the universe built by George Miller – but not based on any of the movies – Mad Max sees the titular hero and his shotgun-riding sidekick Chumbucket tearing through the desert wasteland and doing what they do best. Namely, fighting off crazed marauders.
Guerrilla Warfare Showcased in the Third Limited Edition Rise of the Tomb Raider Poster
This week at the GameStop Manager’s Show, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics unveiled the third poster in a limited edition series, showcasing each of the unique and thrilling themes in Rise of the Tomb Raider. The poster will be available in limited quantities exclusively at GameStop to gamers who pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and can be picked up in store when the game releases on November 10th. Following Geof Darrow’s take on “women-vs-wild” at San Diego Comic-Con and La Boca’s interpretation of “tombs” at gamescom, Frank Kozik, CEO of Kid Robot, and the legendary artist responsible for some of the most iconic music posters for Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pearl Jam (to name a few) took on the challenge of designing a poster for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and showcases “guerrilla warfare” in his trademark style.
5 Reasons We’re Loving Madden NFL 16
Madden season is finally here, and we’re already devoting a ton of our free time to the gridiron. Madden NFL 16 brings brings back many of your favorite modes, like Connected Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team, and The Gauntlet. On top of all that, EA Sports brought a lot of new content to the series (including those new PAT rules!). Check out some of the new features that we’re loving in Madden NFL 16. Your options when controlling both the quarterback and receiver have expanded a lot, and it makes for a way more exciting Madden. The new roll-out option for QBs give you a movement advantage, without forcing you into a full run and losing accuracy. Receivers now have three ways to catch the ball, giving you plenty of options to make safer or more spectacular plays. You’ve even got in-game feedback that helps make you a better receiver in Madden.
X-Wing and TIE Fighters Shine in Star Wars Battlefront
Much like how the Star Wars film series has two distinctive elements to it – land-based firefights and massive dogfights in the air and space – great Star Wars video games manage to combine both of these. And Star Wars Battlefront is shaping up to be a great Star Wars game. We recently got our hands on a wave survival mode on Tatooine that acted as a nice counterbalance to the Hoth battle that we checked out back at E3 2015. But the thing that really blew us away this time was the TIE Fighter vs X-Wing battle mode, titled Fighter Squadron. If you’re a fan of previous flight-based Star Wars games, then Star Wars Battlefront’s Fighter Squadron mode will feel familiar. Controlling either a Rebel X-Wing or an Imperial TIE Fighter, players have to shoot down enemy fighters, while occasionally attacking or defending transport ships. It’s clear that there’s a lot of love for the older games built into Star Wars Battlefront.
A Closer Look at the People and Places of Fallout 4
Our recent look at Fallout 4 concluded with a moment tailor-made to please existing fans of the post-apocalyptic role-playing game franchise. Armed with the atomic bomb-slinging Fat Man gun, the player – using the V.A.T.S. targeting system – aimed at a Behemoth mutant’s torso. Before blasting a hubcap-sized hole in a monster’s belly with a mini-nuke, though, the presentation offered some subtler, but no less impressive peeks at what fans can expect from the Boston-set sequel. Shedding more light on the game’s companion system, Game Director Todd Howard introduced us to potential new friends Preston Garvey and Piper. The former is the leader of the Commonwealth Minutemen, while the latter seems to be a wasteland reporter working out of Diamond City, the ruins of Fenway Park.
gamescom 2015: Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom Wednesday Recap
It’s here: gamescom 2015, the largest consumer gaming show in the world, is upon us – and Xbox is sharing news at every turn. Yesterday, we hosted the Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing, where we showcased how we’re making the greatest games lineup in Xbox history even better. Today, we kept the news coming throughout the day with Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom, our live show hosted by Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, Graeme Boyd, Xbox Live’s Acey Bongos, and Julia Hardy. Check out the latest from Scalebound, Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, and Quantum Break. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom broke it all down, straight from gamescom.
Watch the full video-on-demand replay below, or jump to the following segments at these timestamps:
[04:59] Our hosts share their thoughts on all the exciting news from yesterday’s Xbox briefing, [07:23] Halo Wars 2 – Don’t miss the brand-new teaser trailer for Halo Wars 2, [10:15] Quantum Break – Remedy’s Sam Lake and Quantum Break lead actor Shawn Ashmore discuss the studio’s 2016 blockbuster game, [15:47] Mafia 3 – Hangar 14 Games’ Haden Blackman joins the hosts to take a closer look at the recently revealed Mafia 3, [19:56] Crackdown 3 – Dave Jones from Reagent Games stops by the set to discuss how Crackdown 3 on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled destruction, [24:27] Rainbow Six Siege – Check out the latest in-action trailer from Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, [25:18] Killer Instinct: Season 3 – Ken Lobb unveils a never-before-seen character trailer for the newly announced season of Killer Instinct, launching in early 2016 on Xbox One and Windows 10, [30:15] Cobalt – Oxeye Lead Developers Daniel Brynolf and Pontus Hammarberg demo Cobalt, a console exclusive coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, [33:24] Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, talks about the biggest announcements from yesterday’s briefing, and the games he’s most excited about, [39:30] Fable Legends – Check out the exclusive world premiere video documentary for Fable Legends, [44:32] Thimbleweed Park – ID@Xbox showed several innovative new titles at gamescom, and Ron Gilbert stops by to give a closer look at Thimbleweed Park, [48:16] Homefront: The Revolution – Get a glimpse at what’s coming in the brand-new trailer for Homefront: The Revolution, [50:17] Halo 5: Guardians – 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes talks the return of Halo eSports with the Halo World Championship, [53:46] Scalebound – Check out the latest footage from the on-stage demo for the next great action-RPG from critically-acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and renowned game director Hideki Kamiya,
[59:52] Final Fantasy XV – Check out an exclusive trailer reveal for Final Fantasy XV, with a word from game director Hajime Tabata.
gamescom 2015: Xbox Unveils More of Its Greatest Games Lineup in History
Today, Xbox opened gamescom 2015, the world’s biggest interactive games and entertainment expo, with new game reveals for Xbox and Windows 10, extending the company’s greatest lineup in Xbox history into 2016.
The company debuted world-premiere gameplay of anticipated exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound and Killer Instinct Season 3, alongside a new gameplay demo of the heavily anticipated Quantum Break.
Xbox also announced Halo Wars 2 - an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016.
Shawn Ashmore, lead actor for Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, surprised fans as he took the stage with Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake to discuss and showcase the game’s latest time-amplified gameplay features.
By popular fan request, Xbox announced DVR for Over-the-Air TV is coming to Xbox One as a subscription-free service1 in 2016. Once Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, Xbox One owners will be able to record their favorite TV shows, movies and sporting events and store them onto a hard drive, so the amount of recorded content is only limited by the size of the drive.