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GUITAR HERO: Def Leppard – Premium Show – 27th Jan

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Dead Island 2 – Comes with pre-order bonus

Dead Island 2 - Comes with pre-order bonus

Order Dead Island 2 at Video Game Box & receive the ‘Golden State Weapon Pack’.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition announced…

Ubisoft will release Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition, which includes seven downloadable content packs, in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) territories March 27 and the U.K. March 28, the company announced this week.

In addition to the full game, the Jackdaw Edition will include the Death Vessel Pack, Kraken Ship Pack, Crusader and Florentine Pack, Illustrious Pirates Pack, Multiplayer #1: Blackbeard’s Wrath Pack, Multiplayer #2: Guild of Rogues Pack and Freedom Cry — a nine-mission, story-driven DLC. In addition to being released as DLC for Black Flaglast year, Freedom Cry launched as a standalone game.

The game is available to Xbox One, PS4 and PC owners. We’ll be offering the physical and digital copy of the PC version. Order here to secure early-bird pricing.

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Elder Scrolls online – Pre Order Now Bonus

The Elder Scrolls Online (released 4th April) is set roughly 1,000 years before the events in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the coming of the Dragonborn, and just before the rise of Tiber Septim, the first Emperor of Tamriel. Three Alliances have emerged across the continent, each struggling for supremacy over the land. As these great powers battle one another for control of the Imperial City – and with it all of Tamriel – darker forces are moving to destroy the world.

The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game’s combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the UI. Use any weapon or armor at any time and customize your abilities to play the way you want as you uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own terms. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond. The choices you make, from the alliance you join to the battles you fight, will shape your destiny and the world of Tamriel.

Order below on PC, Xbox One + PS4 & receive Head Start & Explorer Pack pre-order bonuses!

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Call of Duty: Ghosts generates $1 billion on first day on sale

Activision has announced that the company sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one.

“Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “More people have played Call of Duty this year than ever before, logging four billion hours of gameplay. And in the last 12 months, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, including its digital content, generated more revenues than any other console game ever has in a single year. Although it is too early to assess sell-through for Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s launching at a time when the franchise has never been more popular.”

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing describes the game as Activision’s best multiplayer title yet, despite some reviewers disagreeing in that respect.

 
“This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to certain retailers, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title.”
 
Have you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Ghosts for your next generation console? Do you expect it to be number one come Xmas?

Latest COD: Ghosts trailer

Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts in which it talks about Squads.

With Squads, you’ll be able to play in a variety of new game modes with your customized squad-mates in multiplayer against another player and their squad, or cooperatively with friends, competing versus an AI-controlled squad. The XP earned in Squads is also connected to your multiplayer progress.

Call of Duty: Ghosts releases on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on November 5 with the Xbox One and PS4 versions following before the launch of the consoles.

Yoshida: Microsoft are very smart

Now this is what we like to hear. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has praised Microsoft’s willingness to change Xbox One DRM and always online policies, after the negative response it got from consumers.

 
That man, Shehui Yoshida told GamesIndustry in a recent interview that Sony know Microsoft “are very smart people.” 
 
“It’s great that they were able to quickly realise that some of the things they were doing were not popular, and were able to make really quick decisions to change some of those things – even things that their engineering group must have spent a lot of time preparing before the launch.

“It must have been a very tough time for them. That shows how smart they are, and it shows their dedication to making Xbox One successful.”

While Sony has on occasion took advantage of the fact that Microsoft made a mistake, Yoshida said that at no point has Sony dismissed its rival as a threat.

“We never took them lightly, especially in the States, we are the challenger – we’re trying to compete with them. Some of the messaging that they stumbled on just gave us more chances to compete with them in the States.

“Other markets are very different – in Europe, we have a larger market share and in Japan, we have a much longer history of being here. Being consistent and persistent helps; the legacy and people’s associations with the brand, their memories of having a great time before.”

During the interview Yoshida was also asked to distinguish the difference between the two consoles, which he was quite happy to do.

 
 “PS4 is really designed for consumers and focused on how people want to play games. At the same time, we’ve really made sure that it’s hardware which game developers will enjoy making games on.
“The ease of use, the performance… It’s very powerful hardware. We believe this is the most powerful console ever made. The content, the games available, the usage of PS4 surrounding games… That’s the message we’ve been communicating, and we’ll continue to do that.”

The PS4 release date is November 29 in Europe. The console will also release on November 15 in the US making it the first next generation console to arrive. PS4 will be available in 32 countries at launch.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer

Ubisoft has released a new video detailed the visual additions that will feature in the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

During the video the developer discusses rain effects, which see lighting applied to each individual raindrop, along with word on the oceans, which have been painstakingly animated to the very finest detail.

Check out the video above.

E3 News

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Sony

Since their PS4 reveal went so well, all eyes were on Sony to deliver to the utmost of their ability with their E3 conference. And, to the vast majority of fans, they did. Sony focused on every aspect of PlayStation that they could offer their fans, from existing PS3 owners, to PS Vita owners, to potential PS4 owners. They even finally revealed what their new console actually looks like.

Sony has worked hard to put together what would make the perfect entertainment bundle, offering original programming and PlayStation Network exclusives for the PS4, along with a wide range of diverse and innovative games both exclusive and non-exclusive to the PS4. Sony is one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, and intends to have all that sit under the one roof with the PlayStation 4.

Xbox One

Since Microsoft’s E3 Conference, it’s become clear that the Xbox One is a console that demands attention. With a wide range of exclusive games, alongside social media elements such as Twitch integration, the Xbox One is an entertainment system through and through. This innovative console is designed to fit around and enhance the fast-paced lives we lead with intelligent, voice-powered activation features, with the combination of next-generation games boasting stunning graphics and immersive gameplay. Boasting three operating systems, the Xbox One can offer a gamer a truly interactive experience 

Metal Gear Solid V – Phantom Pain

Developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the tenth main entry in the iconic Metal Gear Solid series, and is coming soon to both current and next-generation consoles. The first Metal Gear game to employ an open world structure, The Phantom Pain still follows traditional MGS gameplay with its action and adventure style, combined with stealth elements.

Final Fantasy XV

Previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Square Enix announced today at Sony’s E3 conference reveal that the game will be rebranded as Final Fantasy XV. At the moment limited to Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, the title was originally announced seven years ago in 2006, and this is its first mention since then.
Final Fantasy XV features the iconic Final Fantasy action role playing style of gameplay, with the inclusion of a customisable battle system, large roaming environments, and more freedom for players to play how they want to, for a more realistic, believable, and immersive experience

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Ubisoft earlier announced Tom Clancy’s The Division, brought to you by Massive Entertainment, which asks you “What will it take to save what remains?”. This brand new open-world third-person shooter combines RPG elements for unique gameplay, and is coming soon to both Microsoft’s and Sony’s next-generation consoles: the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

Ubisoft

Given the company’s success, everyone always expects big things from Ubisoft. With some amazing franchises under their belt such as the Assassin’s Creed series, along with some much more recent big name acquisitions such as South Park: The Stick of Truth, all eyes were glued to Ubisoft’s E3 conference to see what the company had in store for itself in terms of next-generation gaming.

Microsoft

Whether you’re pro-Xbox One or not, those who watched Microsoft’s E3 conference can’t deny that Microsoft pulled out all the stops to show that they’re serious about games. From honouring their Xbox Live Gold members with free downloadable games each month, to treating their existing Xbox 360 owners to new and exclusive games, and then Xbox One exclusive games to boot, those who are Team Microsoft will not be getting a raw deal. 

EA

EA’s E3 conference stream has brought together a collection of games that everyone can be excited about. Whether you love your sports games, first person shooters, or lesser known diamonds in the rough, EA revealed them all in their hour of E3 prime time. Weathering quite a few highs and lows in the recent months, this renowned company turned it all around with their E3 conference last night.

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