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Rocket League Championship

The sign up for our new season is now open. It's a 2v2 format, play with an AI or Human team mate
PC gamers are welcome to take part as well

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Featuring all three Forza Horizon games and their DLC - take part in the time trialling competition
PC gamers are welcome to take part in the Forza Horizon 3 events
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  • The XBSGA Tour with The Golf Club 1 and 2 will start 23rd July
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    Games with Gold: August 2017

    4 new games available on Xbox One and XBox 360.
    Slime Rancher (Aug 1-31)
    For Beatrix LeBeau, being a rancher can be tough. Especially when she moves a thousand light years away for her job! Add to that, she’s not wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling slimes. A lot of slimes! But there’s money to be made in slime science. Careful though, it’s a risky business when vacpacs and jetpacks are your tools.
    Trials Fusion (Aug 16 - September 15)
    Powered by a top-notch physics system, Trials Fusion is packed with a wide variety of challenging levels encouraging you to pull off countless tricks and stunts. Prepare to show off in ways you never imagined with Trials‘ intuitive and addictive gameplay.
    Bayonetta (Aug 1 - 15)
    Stylish over-the-top finishing moves and epic set pieces push the limits of the action genre in Bayonetta. As a witch with magical powers and deadly weapons, you’ll flow gracefully in battle from one angelic enemy to the next in this critically acclaimed game.
    Red Faction: Armageddon (Aug 16 - 31)
    Save Mars from an ancient evil in Red Faction: Armageddon. After a half-century of peace on Mars, the Red Faction resistance is called upon to save Mars from destruction. Survive hordes of enemies with friends in co-op or battle across the red planet in an epic solo campaign.
     

    New Telltale sequels

    Telltale is to release a new season of its Batman series, another season of The Walking Dead, and a follow up to The Wolf Among Us.
    Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series, and is a direct sequel to the first season. The new big bad in town is The Riddler, who will be wreaking havoc in Gotham alongside the game's pre-Joker, John Doe.
    Expect the first episodes in August this year.
    Next up is season 4 of The Walking Dead, which has the working title of "The Final Season". Telltale will be wrapping up Clementine's story, and will arrive in 2018.
    And lastly, Telltale delivered a third announcement that players have been crying out for since 2014. The Wolf Among Us Season 2 will debut next year also.

    The Division: Global Events

    Tom Clancy’s The Division Global Events have arrived. Global Events will offer players new modifiers to change the difficulty, and include classified gear sets.
    The first Global Event is called Outbreak, and it is now live on the Public Test Server.
    The Outbreak event will include three classified gear sets, three different weapon skins, and one set of vanity gear. Also it will include some modifiers to increase the challenge for players and their potential rewards. When you take part in Outbreak you will face off against factions infected with the virus, making them extremely contagious but susceptible to damage from headshots. 
    According to Ubisoft, the classified gear sets available in Outbreak will include more bonuses than typical gear sets, giving you the ability to enhance your abilities more than normal and since classified gear sets start with stats higher than the highest levels of past gear its also a guarantee that they are better than old equipment players have. 

    Games with Gold:July 2017

    A new batch of free games are out this month:
    Grow Up
    While out exploring the galaxy with MOM, BUD’s parental spaceship, she goes to pieces. Literally – MOM’s all over the place.  Now her ship parts are scattered far and wide across an entire alien planet so it’s up to BUD to collect all her parts and get them back to the moon. 
    Join this adorable wobbly robot on his fantastical acroBUDic adventure, collect MOM’s ship parts with the help of new friend POD, explore an entire alien planet filled with excitement and wonder. 
    Kane & Lynch 2
    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is third person shooter designed to take players on a story driven experience, following two of gaming's most disturbed criminals through the gritty Shanghai underworld.
    In this sequel, Lynch is now living out his days in Shanghai working with a British criminal called Glazer. Accepting a deal to ship an assortment of munitions to Africa from China with a little help from his old friend Kane, Ultimately things turn sour quickly and a bloodbath ensues. 
    Runbow
    Runbow is a multiplayer-focused platformer in which players aim to be the first to reach a trophy at the end of each level. Players can perform a double jump as well as perform attacks to defeat enemies or gain extra reach whilst jumping. The background of each level constantly shifts between a cycle of colors, causing obstacles of the same color as the background, such as blockades and spikes, to disappear. 
    LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean
    An action adventure game that brings to life the Pirates of the Caribbean world and all its colorful characters in LEGO brick form.  Players will experience all the memorable scenes from the first three films, as well as those in the fourth film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” in the humorous and quirky LEGO video games style.

    Nintendo New Console

    So I have just learnt the Nintendo are releasing a Mini SuperNintendo Console, which is one of the console that got me into gaming. The UK release date for the mini is the 29th September 2017, it will have about 30 games available which will include ones like Super Mario Kart and many others.
    The Price for this classic will be £79, which is not too bad for playing something from the 90s and it comes pre-loaded with 21 games:
    Contra III The Alien WarsOriginally released in Europe as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels Donkey Kong Country EarthBound FINAL FANTASY® IIIOriginally released in Japan as FINAL FANTASY® VI F-ZERO™ Kirby Super StarOriginally released in Europe as Kirby's Fun Pak Kirby’s Dream Course The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Mega Man™ X SECRET of MANA® Star FoxOriginally released in Europe as Starwing Star Fox 2 (never released Before) Street Fighter™ II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Super Castlevania IV Super Ghouls’n Ghosts™ Super Mario Kart Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super Mario World Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Super Metroid Super Punch-Out!!

    Things to do in gaming but not in reality

    Gaming is now big business, perhaps more so than films these days. Their influence, for some people, seems to know no bounds whatsoever. Any character in any video game can apparently do anything and get away with it. This is especially true in RPGs or action/adventure game. Just because the likes of Lara Croft can do it, doesn’t mean that anyone should. So what mind-bending things ought to left to gaming characters alone?
     
    Favours
    What’s that? You want me to post that letter? I can do that; it will cost you 100 pieces of gold though. Demanding cash is one thing, but some NPCs actually offer cash and will not take no for an answer. I wish some of my neighbours were that accommodating. You want to pay me 50 gold or credits to deliver it? I’ll do it for 75. It’s a hell of a long way to the pillar box from here. There’s a main road to cross for starters.
     
    Driving
    We’ve all seen a ramp in GTA V and thought “YES!” The chasm is only a 3000 foot drop. A child can make that jump. Nothing will ruin these tyres. The car will still be able to drive normally any way even if it would need a lick of paint afterwards. All traffic lights ever do is change colour periodically. If I go past them at 835mph, nothing bad will happen. I wonder if it’s possible to drive up that vertical cliff face? It worked ok on the way down.
     
    Eating
    The boss wants me to do all of these tasks by the end of the day. That means I will have to go here, there and everywhere. How am I going to manage to get a bite to eat? I know, there’s a cave next door to the first location. It’s bound to have an apple or a bowl of soup that’s been patiently sitting there for about 14 years or so. What could possibly be wrong with that? At the very least, there ought to be the ingredients to make a whole loaf of bread which can be eaten in one go without ever taking a single bite. Try eating that things sideways.
     
    Talking
    Heya. I hope you don’t mind if I circle around you constantly while talking. It’s just my way of getting through the day. The Samaritans were engaged. It’s also useful in keeping fit. Either that or converse with everyone at gunpoint. So you’ve found all these fantastic firearms and you simply have to tell a friend about it. Unfortunately, they’re too busy to talk right now. They suddenly remembered that they had that urgent thing that they had to do elsewhere and break the five second mile in order to go and do it.
     
    Moving
    Traditionally speaking, any and all characters within a virtual environment move so bloody slow. It seems as though every moment of every day is just one more leisurely Sunday afternoon. Real people are probably not so different, but you don’t see gamers zigzagging their way past them, dodging and weaving like it’s going out of fashion. What is it with open doorways that people just have to stand beneath? Isn’t the whole point of a doorway to get from one side of it to the other? Let them know that they are complete and utter assholes for doing it and they get upset for some reason.
     
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    E3 2017

    June is just a matter of days away and already the hype has begun. E3 is coming. “Oh, you didn’t know? Your ass better call somebodyyyyyyyy”
    As usual with the conference, some things are as certain as the next FIFA being crap, rigged and scripted. This year, the Microsoft conference will heavily feature the Scorpio that’s due out in time for Christmas. Phil Thingy from Microsoft will attend and probably bore everyone to tears about technical this, jargon that, about the Scorpio itself. Most of the target audience for the Xbox and Playstation often want to know one or two things. 1) Can I blow shit up like Michael Bay does? 2) Can I still shoot that bloke’s head off from a distance of 20 miles while camping out where no-one will ever find me? Not a lot has been confirmed, games wise, but that is one of the best things about E3 – guessing what will be showcased. So let’s speculate.
    Rise of the Risen Tomb Raider
    Or Tomb Raider 3. For those that haven’t played or finished the second title of the reboot, there is an obvious sequel baiting conclusion. And if anyone hasn’t completed the game, why the hell not? It’s been out for almost two years now. Anyhoo, the reboot movie to the reboot game is out sometime next year and it wouldn’t be too surprising to learn that the new game will accompany it. A trailer may or may not make a debut, but here is a 200 000% prediction for the plot – whenever it is released. Lara travels to a UNESCO World Heritage site masquerading as a lost city somewhere east of Europe to plunder tombs, fend off bears and tackle immortal enemies that don’t last five minutes while looking for the secret of ever-lasting life.
    The Elder Scrolls 6
    Bethesda are bound to release the latest chapter in the ongoing epic franchise. So why not soon? Any arrow in the knee would have healed years ago so that cannot be used as an excuse anymore. Perhaps the delay is due to an over indulgence of sweet rolls. As we all know, they’re highly addictive and worse than tubes of Pringles. At E3 this year, it’s common knowledge that they will not only be there, but have demanded an entire session all to themselves. As well as Quake and something else, Bethesda have admitted that they will also unveil two new games that nobody knows anything about. With a bit of luck, one could be the brand new reveal of EOS 6. It had better be, otherwise gamers should rise up, face the Bethesda Board and say “Fus, Ro, Dah” at them until they submit. That would really be an Unrelenting shout.

    Dragon Age 4/Dylan
    Dylan is the new IP from Bioware. Said to be a hybrid of The Division and Destiny. Neither of which are Bioware games. The name used is a working title that’s probably a symptom of Subterranean Homesick Blues. See what I did there? [Sigh] I’ll let myself out. Dylan has been in development for a few years now and is a sci-fi game at its core with some tacked on MMO. Remind you of anything? Something that took five years to appear and is a sci-fi game with tacked on RPG. [cough]Mass Effect: Andromeda[/cough] Dragon Age 4 will be at E3 this year. That comes hot off the press. Try to remember this: the latest gossip or rumour says that The Forgotten Ones will feature heavily in DA4. 
    A.N. Others
    Microsoft, along with Nintendo and Sony, will keep some cards close to their chest, likely inside their shirts and ties. Like the 360 backwards compatibility announcement from a few years ago. So what surprises can be expected this year? On the games front at least, chances are that a slew of games with numbers at the end will be announced officially. Halo 6, Gears 5 and perhaps even Recore 2. Anything that doesn’t have a number tag will be announced during this year’s conference, before being cancelled at the end of the year or the beginning of the next.
    Watch this space.

    Fallen Ghosts expansion released

    The latest DLC for Ghost Recon: Wildlands has dropped and I've got to say I'm a little disappointed.
    The title and information bites that were released suggested that Wildlands was getting its own version of the superb Survival DLC we saw for The Division.   Sadly this is not anything like that. 
    Whilst it starts in similar fashion, your helicopter being shot down the similarity seems to end there as we are exposed to more of the same mission types and format we experienced in the main game.  
    15 new missions and four new bosses await single player or co-op fun, but despite the "survival" element touted, ammo is still in plentiful supply, you have your three team mates with you as well, so overall it seems a bit disappointing.
    Okay the enemies are much tougher now, amongst other things supporting active camouflage, this predator type appearance making them near impossible to spot with your drone etc..
    Overall, the season pass is proving very disappointing
     
     

    Xbox Games Pass launches 1st June

    After trialling on the preview program, the games pass is finally here, launching on 1st June and will cost you £7.99 a month.   Currently there are over 100 games to download which will be swapped about throughout the membership.
    To tempt you to sign up to it, there is a 14 day free trial available now.
    Here is the current list of Xbox Game Pass Games.
    Xbox One
    Blood Bowl 2
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    D4: Darks Dreams Don’t Die
    Defense Grid 2
    Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
    Electronic Super Joy
    Farming Simulator 15
    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
    The Golf Club
    Halo 5: Guardians
    Halo: Spartan Assault
    IDARB
    JumpJet Rex
    Knight Squad
    Kyub
    Layers of Fear
    Lumo
    Mad Max
    Massive Chalice
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
    Mega Coin Squad
    Mega Man Legacy Collection
    NBA 2K16
    OlliOlli
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
    Pumped BMX+
    Resident Evil 0
    Roundabout
    Saints Row IV: Re-elected
    ScreamRide
    Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
    Steredenn
    Strider
    Sunset Overdrive
    Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
    Super Time Force
    The Swapper
    Terraria
    WWE 2K16
    Xbox 360 
    A Kingdom for Keflings
    A World of Keflings
    Age of Booty
    Alex Kidd & Co. (Sega Vintage Collection)
    Banjo-Kazooie
    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
    Banjo-Tooie
    Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2
    BioShock
    BioShock 2
    BioShock Infinite
    Borderlands
    Bound by Flame
    Braid
    Capcom Arcade Cabinet
    CastleStorm
    Comic Jumper
    Comix Zone
    Dark Void
    De Blob 2
    Defense Grid
    Dig Dug
    Double Dragon Neon
    Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
    Fable III
    Final Fight: Double Impact
    Flock
    Galaga Legions DX
    Gears of War
    Gears of War 2
    Gears of War 3
    Gears of War: Judgment
    Golden Axe (Sega Vintage Collection)
    Grid 2
    Hexic 2
    IDARB
    Iron Brigade
    Jetpac Refuelled
    Joe Danger: Special Edition
    Joe Danger 2: The Movie
    Joy Ride Turbo
    Kameo
    King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match
    Lego Batman: The Video Game
    The Maw
    Metal Slug 3
    Monday Night Combat
    Ms. Splosion Man
    MX vs. ATV Reflex
    N+
    Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
    Pac-Man CE DX+
    Pac-Man Museum
    Perfect Dark Zero
    Sacred 3
    Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
    Sam & Max: Save The World
    Samurai Shodown II
    SoulCalibur
    SoulCalibur II HD
    Spelunky
    Splosion Man
    Stacking
    Streets of Rage (Sega Vintage Collection)
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    Toy Soldiers
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War
    Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
    Viva Pinata
    Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
    XCOM: Enemy Within
     

    FIFA and PES Leagues announced

    After a prolonged absense, we have today relaunched our popular FIFA leagues but have also added Pro Evo to the fold.   Both games will support two formats - one using international teams, one using club sides.
    Initially average quality teams will be randomly assigned, but through end of season transfer windows, promotion and relegation you will be able to change your teams.
    Worried that you won't be getting the next version of these games and won't be able to take part for very long?  Well dont' worry.  We will be supporting each game for two years of its life, so we will continue using FIFA17 until FIFA19 comes out and the same for PES.  Of course, if everyone upgrades then there is no point.
    So in the mean time, get your name down for as many of these leagues as you like. 
    The FIFA league sign ups can be found here, with the Pro Evo Soccer sign ups being found here
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