Tuesday 12 January 2016

UFC 2 Release Date: Here’s How To Play The Game Ahead Of The Rest

UFC 2 is set for release on March 15, according to Electronic Arts Inc. EA SPORTS UFC 2 will be launched first in North America, then on March 17, 2016 worldwide. Hardcore fans, however, would be happy to learn that they can play the game beforehand and if you continue reading, you’ll learn how.
UFC 2 Release Date: Here’s How To Play The Game Ahead Of The Rest 

EA Sports has revealed that fans with “EA Access” subscription could play the UFC 2 a week earlier before its official release date. According to iDigital Times, the early access period for EA Sports UFC 2 will begin March 10; exactly one week before the upcoming MMA game is scheduled to hit North American retailers and digital distribution services.
EA also released the first gameplay trailer for UFC 2 which features some of UFC’s biggest stars including Robbie Lawler, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Conor McGregor, Andrei Arlovski, Jon Jones and numerous others. EA SPORTS UFC 2 is headlined by five new game modes including KO mode and UFC Ultimate Team, a revamped Career mode that lets fans create female fighters for the first time in a UFC game, and Grapple Assist, an integrated visual tool to help players learn and perfect takedowns, ground game transitions and submissions.
But the bad news is that EA Access is only limited to Xbox One gaming consoles. Also, there’s currently no word on how much of the game will be accessible to EA Access subscribers.
According to Game Rant, the previous “pre-release” of Star Wars Battlefront incorporated a timed play period mechanic that limited subscribers to 6-10 hours with the game. So it remains to be seen if EA would include such a limit mechanism or allow full access.
However, Ubergizmo says that subscribers will get access five days before the games are due to be released but only for a limited time of 10 hours of gameplay for each title. The service for which you pay $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year is a good value deal, which allows you access to a collection of EA titles without having to pay for them individually.
EA has also set two other games for advance release dates for its “EA Access” subscribers. While Unravel will be hitting the service on February 4th (full release February 9th), Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will drop on February 18th (full release February 24th).
EA Access for now features a paltry 14 free games for subscribers to play, but it’s likely that the publisher will be expanding its library with big name releases in the hopes of enticing more subscribers.
So let us know if you will play the UFC 2 beforehand, or wait for the game to hit the market.

Homefront: The Revolution Gets Release Date and Closed Beta

Deep Silver reveals a North American release date of May 17 for Homefront: The Revolution, alongside the news of an Xbox One-only closed beta in February.

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In spite of its incredibly troubled development cycle, Deep Silver has persisted with work on Homefront: The Revolution. Now, the publisher has been able to share some exciting news with the gaming community. Deep Silver has confirmed the release date for Homefront: The Revolution, with the title expected to launch in May of this year.
To be specific, the follow-up to 2011’s original will be released on May 17 for North American audiences, and on May 20 in all other territories. Homefront: The Revolution is expected to be released for PS4, PC, and Xbox One, although there’s also something special in store for those looking to play the game on Microsoft’s console. Xbox One owners will be able to sign up for a closed beta of the game from February, and therefore get a first glimpse at the game in action.
There is, however, a catch. Places for entry are limited, and the beta will only be open to players who acquire an Xbox One Beta Token. Those interested in taking part in the beta will need to keep an eye out for a number of promotions that both Deep Silver and Xbox will be running over the next few weeks, so fans of the franchise should stay sharp.
Alongside the news of the release date and beta, Deep Silver also showcased a brand new trailer for the title. The footage gives gamers a glance at the Yellow Zones of the game: the residential zones of the city, which fall under the rule of the vicious KPA. Those interested in checking out the trailer can find it above.
The second instalment of the Homefront franchise moves the game from the west coast of the United States to Philadelphia, where the KPA are exercising their military might over the oppressed people of the city. However, the player is thrust into the resistance movement, and will attempt to overthrow the occupiers, taking down the KPA piece by piece.
News of the game’s release date will no doubt be of a relief for fans of the franchise, particularly when many suspected that it would never see the light of day. The Homefront name was one of the casualties of the closure of THQ, before the rights to the series were purchased first by Crytek and then Deep Silver. Although Homefront: The Revolution has been confirmed for a long time, many were concerned that the game would never hit store shelves. After many delays, it seems as though the game is finally here. Let’s hope that it was worth it.
Homefront: The Revolution will be released in North America on May 17, 2016, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and in all other regions on May 20, 2016.

It's Party time for Xbox One's February update

It's Party time for Xbox One's February update 


Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has been teasing a new feature likely coming in the Xbox One February update - the ability to see who's in a Party before joining it.
Now that might seem like a pretty minor update, but it's a pretty important one from a social point of view and something that gamers have been requesting for a good while now.
It's good to see Microsoft is still listening to its fans.
And if there's one thing that can ruin a perfectly good match in Halo 5, it's other people. You can't trust them. And we're not just talking about random, anonymous tweens verbally abusing you online because you just laid waste with a SPNKr rocket.
No, even people you know can be a royal pain in the posterior.
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There's always one...

There's always one person in the group you play online with that you're hoping won't be there when you next log in. They're the one's who make you wait in the lobby for ages while they use the bathroom between every match, always have their mic turned up too loud, or are perpetually - and loudly - snacking for the entirety of a gaming sesh.
In short, they're always doing something annoying.
Up to now there was no way to find out who was actually playing within an Xbox Party, but with the new update a third option will appear when you click on a friend's profile to join them in-game.
As well as 'Join Party' and 'Join Game' there will now also be an option to 'See who's in the party'.
And if you don't think there's anyone annoying in your gaming group who no-one wants to play with then, chances are, it might be you...


'No Man's Sky' news: Game to release in June, may have Xbox One version


"No Man's Sky" will be available on PC and PS4, based on the announcement made at the Paris Games late last year but Xbox gamers could get their own version of the game if talks between the developers and Microsoft pan out.
In an interview with the Inner Circle Xbox Director Chris Charla cited by the Australian News Network said that he would love to have the game on Xbox One. He said that they are open to negotiating with Hello Games on how to bring the game to their platform.
"When we talk to developers, we try to be really transparent," Charla said in the interview.

The game was originally set for release By October last year but met some unexpected delays due to technical glitches found on the PC version.
The game is originally packaged as a a timed exclusive with Sony's PS4.
According to game creator Sean Murray, the studio wants to really show how the game is different from other offerings in the market.
Speculations are rife that the game could be made available on Playstation's VR headset/ Project Morpheus gear, especially since there are also reports that the delay in the game release is intended to launch it together with the VR headset.
Murray hinted as much in an interview with Games Radar, he said, "I don't know what I'm allowed to say. It's something we're thinking about. Morpheus, Oculus... There's nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe. I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let's put it that way."
According to its description, "No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy."
Players are challenged to explore an infinite number of worlds and interact with creatures both friendly and antagonistic.