EA and Visceral Games announced today that the multiplayer open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be available to players worldwide between February 3 and February 8 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC via Origin.
Developed by Visceral Games, Battlefield Hardline is a fresh new take on Battlefield, built on strategy, speed and story in single player and multiplayer, delivering a complete first person shooter experience. In the multiplayer open beta you’ll hunt criminals, raid vaults, and save hostages in new cop and criminal inspired modes.
Three Different Maps and Modes
The open beta will let you try out three different multiplayer maps and modes. First off, Hotwire mode brings high-speed chases to the Battlefield, as the criminals attempt to steal a list of marked cars while the cops try to repossess them. Available on two maps in the beta, Downtown and Dust Bowl, success in Hotwire will require excellent teamwork and precision driving.
The desert town of Dust Bowl known for its drug trafficking problems will also be playable on Conquest, the fan favorite Battlefield mode, which takes the battle up to 64 players. Finally, there's the Bank Job map where you'll get to try out Heist mode. The criminals are trying to break into a bank vault, but the cops are doing their best to stop them. Which side of the law will you ride with?
Introducing Hacker Mode
On top of all this, one player on each side can help out their team through Hacker mode. Similar to Commander in Battlefield 4, Hacker mode takes surveillance to the next level as the Hackers can take control over security cameras, spot enemies and specify areas on the Battlefield for their team to attack or defend. Hacker mode will be playable on all modes in the beta.
Exclusive Battlefield 4 Dog Tag
Battlefield 4 players hitting the Hardline beta will receive an extra perk for joining the chaotic urban warfare: the Hardline Dog Tag. If you have a Battlefield 4 account and try out the Battlefield Hardline beta the dog tag will be unlocked in the next patch for Battlefield 4 for you to proudly wear in-game. Watch your back - a lot of foes will want to grab this...
Battlefield Hardline will be available on March 17 in North America and March 20 in Europe and Australasia.. Players can pre-order Battlefield Hardline now by visiting the official Battlefield website.
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Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced today that "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" and "Sniper Elite V2" will be available to download for free this February on Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members. Xbox One owners get #IDARB!
On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, February 1st, Starbreeze Studios Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (normally $14.99 USD) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th.
Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Rebellion Games' Sniper Elite V2 (normally $29.99 USD) for free through February 28th.
The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members free games to keep each month. Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.
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Havoc, the first downloadable expansion pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that features four new multiplayer maps: Core, Urban, Sideshow and Drift, is now available to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Havoc is the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and features four new multiplayer maps made to unleash your exoskeleton’s power. Core, Urban, Sideshow and Drift take players from the Gobi Desert to the Rocky Mountains. The DLC also includes Exo Zombies, a new co-op experience where four unprepared survivors must face the most vicious mutations ever unleashed. Bonus Weapons: Get access to the AE4 directed energy assault rifle.
Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Havoc DLC Pack bonus weapons. The AE4 directed energy assault rifle and its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker, combine a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling.
The Xbox One version weighs in at 6.73 GB and the Xbox 360 version weighs in at 1.13 GB. Both Expansion packs are priced at $14.99 USD / £11.59 GBP or free if you have the season pass.
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The remastered HD version of Resident Evil is now available to download via the Xbox Live Marketplace on Xbox 360 and via the Xbox Games Store on Xbox One.
The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive.
The Xbox One and Xbox 360 version of the game are priced at $19.99 USD / $26.95 AUD / £15.99 GBP. The Xbox One version weighs in at 14.68 GB and the Xbox 360 edition weighs in at 5.41 GB.
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Size: 5.41 GB Price: $19.99 USD / $26.95 AUD / £15.99 GBP Xbox Live Marketplace: here Xbox 360 Games: Resident Evil (Xbox 360) Xbox Games Store: here Xbox One Games: Resident Evil (Xbox One)
505 Games and Rebellion today announced the upcoming release of The Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ including the award-winning tactical shooter plus additional DLC content in one explosive package.
This expanded experience is designed to give players everything they need to traverse the unforgiving terrain of North Africa as they embroil themselves in a savage conflict against Nazi Germany’s elite Afrika Korps and infamous SS Special Forces. The Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ will be available March 10, 2015 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Sharpshooters can test their mettle playing the third installment in the popular Sniper Elite series along with nine additional bonus DLC. Since launch the game has also been expanded with six additional multiplayer maps and three all
new gameplay modes.
Minecraft players can soon bring the characters of Springfield to life in fully-textured, cubic glory when Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Xbox launch THE SIMPSONS content packs for Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions this February.
Scheduled for release in late February 2015, the downloadable pack will include the entire Simpsons family—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie— plus 19 of Springfield Elementary School’s beloved characters from the Emmy Award-winning animated show and the longest-running scripted show in television history.
“We have an active community of more than 17 million die-hard Minecrafters on Xbox Live enjoying the wide range of downloadable content on Xbox, and they have been clamoring for us to bring Simpsons characters to the game,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We are thrilled to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films to bring THE SIMPSONS to life on Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. I can’t wait to see what the community creates.”
“Like THE SIMPSONS, Minecraft is a true cultural phenomenon embraced by people of all ages, from every corner of the globe,” said Roz Nowicki, executive vice president of global sales and retail for Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “We know fans of the show will have a ton of fun bringing the colorful characters of Springfield into the intricate worlds they’ve been building in Minecraft.”
Minecraft’s THE SIMPSONS downloadable content pack for Xbox will release in late February for $1.99 USD on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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"Escape from Durgesh Prison", the first downloadable expansion pack (DLC) for Far Cry 4, is now available to download via Xbox Live on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
With terrain spanning from lush forests to the snow-capped Himalayas, the entire world is alive…and deadly. Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You and a fellow captive have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Escape from the prison and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat. Discover the most diverse Far Cry world ever created.
The Xbox One version of Escape from Durgesh Prison weighs in at 1.32 GB and it''s priced at $9.99 USD / $13.45 AUD / $£7.99 GBP or FREE if you have the Far Cry 4 Season Pass. Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison is also available for the Xbox 360 but we could not find any information or working links at the time we published this artcile.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, Far Cry 4 is now available worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3and Windows PC. For more information on "Far Cry 4", please browse through all of our Xbox 360 and Xbox One coverage right here on HQ or visit the official Far Cry 4 website.
Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced at the North American International Auto Show that "Forza Motorsport 6", the next edition of the highest-rated racing franchise, is now under development and will be arriving exclusively on Xbox One.
The news came alongside the announcement of the worldwide debut of the
all-new Ford GT, which will serve as the cover car for Forza Motorsport 6. In addition, Ford’s performance vehicle line-up will appear in Forza Motorsport 6. This includes the GT, Shelby GT350 Mustang, and the F-150 Raptor, debuted by Ford earlier today at the auto show. As First in Forza vehicles, Forza fans will have the opportunity to drive these cars when they debut in Forza 6.
Watch the official Forza Motorsport 6 Announcement Video on XONEHQ and then check out the hosted Q&A and overview of the All-new Ford GT with Xbox''s Major
Nelson and teams from Ford Motor Company, and Turn 10 Studios, live from Ford''s booth at North American International Auto Show.
“Just as Ford has pushed the boundaries of car technology in GT, Forza Motorsport 6 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,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios. “We’re excited to unveil gameplay at E3 in June.”
The announcement of Forza Motorsport 6 kicks off 2015 and the ten-year anniversary of the Forza Motorsport series. This year promises to be the busiest and biggest in Forza history and we’ll have much more to say about Forza 6 and more of our exciting plans in the future.
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Turtle Beach announced today that they will be showcasing their newest gaming headsets for Xbox One, including the Elite 800X, XO SEVEN Pro, and XO FOUR Stealth, at this years CES from January 6 to 9.
100% Wireless Gaming Headsets for Xbox One
In November 2014, Turtle Beach introduced the Stealth 500X, the first 100% wireless headset for the Xbox One. The Stealth 500X is also the first and only headset for the Xbox One with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 channel surround sound. These unique features helped make the Stealth 500X the best-selling headset SKU in the $200 price tier for the month of November in the U.S. when measured by both units and dollars, according to sales tracking data reported by The NPD Group, Inc.
Turtle Beach is following up on that first-to-market success with a new wireless headset that will set a new standard of performance for the Xbox One: the Elite 800X. The Elite 800X brings several more firsts to Xbox One gaming, including active noise cancellation and invisible, boom-free microphones. It also packs DTS 7.1 channel surround sound, customisable presets, a magnetic charging stand and swappable speaker plates into the equation - adding up to the most advanced wireless headset ever made for the Xbox console. As an added bonus, the purchase of an Elite 800X comes with the option to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program, which offers a number of benefits and exclusive programming and content. The Elite 800X is
expected to launch at retail in the spring of 2015.
Upgraded Xbox One Gaming Audio Turtle Beach has introduced two upgraded versions of market-leading Xbox One headsets – the XO SEVEN Pro and the XO FOUR Stealth.
The XO SEVEN Pro is the first gaming headset for the Xbox One that is officially licensed by Major League Gaming and features Superhuman HearingTM.
With the touch of a single button, Superhuman Hearing provides a competitive advantage in multiplayer gaming by making soft sounds that are typically hard to hear louder, allowing players to pinpoint quiet audio cues like enemy footsteps and weapon reloads. The XO SEVEN Pro features tournament-grade headset durability, materials like memory foam ear cushions for comfort and noise-isolation, and a removable mic and mobile adapter cable for use with PC and mobile devices. Premium 50mm Neodymium Speakers tuned for Xbox One deliver amazing sound quality. The XO SEVEN Pro can be personalized with swappable speaker plates, which are available in dozens of designs at turtlebeach.com/speakerplates.
The XO SEVEN Pro includes the new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller Plus, which connects the headset to the Xbox One wireless controller for chat and game audio. The Headset Audio Controller Plus introduces variable mic monitoring, which takes the sound of your voice and feeds it back into the headset so your voice sounds normal. Without mic monitoring, gamers tend to yell into the mic because they cannot hear their own voice. The Headset Audio Controller Plus also has selectable game presets to customise your sound (Natural Sound, Bass Booster, Bass & Treble Booster, and Vocal Booster) and environmental mic presets you can set based on room noise levels (Quiet, Normal, and Loud rooms).
The XO FOUR Stealth,
which includes the new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller, is a
comfortable, lightweight gaming headset for Xbox One and mobile devices with high-performance 50mm neodymium speaker drivers, a removable mic, and fold-flat ear cups. The Headset Audio Controller incorporates mic monitoring and puts mic mute, multi-step bass boost, and master volume, game and chat volume mix controls right at your fingertips.
To learn more about the advanced features offered in Turtle Beach gaming headsets please visit the official site.
Activision and Nickelodeon announced today that "SpongeBob HeroPants", a new action platformer based on Nickelodeon's hit-animated TV series, arrives this March on Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV.
SpongeBob HeroPants is an action game with a focus on platforming, exploration and light puzzles and combat. Each of its six playable characters – SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton – can morph into a unique super-powered champion to solve challenges, unlock new areas and defeat SpongeBob's crazy imagination. The full adventure features boss battles, upgradeable skills and a treasure trove of hidden items to unearth. It also includes four-person local drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer on Xbox 360.
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