Bethesda has announced a Prey Trial for all Platforms Available Today

Bethesda has announced that the Prey Demo on consoles will be replaced into a Trial on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles and PC via Steam.

Players who play the Trial can keep the progress made if they decide to get the full game anytime.

In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, an immense space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032, you find yourself as the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever, but things go terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. You must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities to defeat the Typhon alien.

You can watch the launch trailer of Prey’s Trail below:

 

In case you missed our Prey review you can read it here.

 

F1 2017 Pre-Launch Trailer has been released

Codemasters has released today the Pre-Launch Trailer for F1 2017 showcasing more gameplay of F1 2017 and F1 Classic cars in action.

Lee Mather, Creative Director of F1 games, said:

We cannot wait for fans to play F1 2017. This is the biggest F1 game we have ever created. Not only do we have the addition of classic cars and a greatly expanded career mode but we have made a number of improvements to the online experience, including introducing spectator spots which should be great for league play.

We also think that Championships is going to be a real hit with fans as it offers new ways to play the game with different rule sets and structures compared to the normal World Championship. It really adds to the variety in the game.

The Key features of the F1 2017 game:

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Massively Expanded Career:
Players can make history as they hone their skills and develop their car over multiple seasons in the Career. First, they create their driver by selecting from a range of avatars, including female drivers for the first time, helmet design (including community created versions), race number and then the team they want to begin their career with. The Research & Development system is heavily expanded, with 115 upgrades now available, while the player also has to manage their engine and gearbox. Earn resource points by taking part in new Practice Programmes including ‘Fuel Management’ and ‘Race Pace’. The classic cars also take center stage in the enhanced career mode as players are invited to race them in the new Invitational events.

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New Championships Mode and Gameplay Types:
Championship mode allows players to experience unique race events following different rules and structures from the official Championship in both modern and classic cars. For example, the Classic Street Series sees you race the iconic cars around the six streets circuits on the calendar.

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New Classic F1 Cars:
Get behind the wheel of 12* iconic F1 cars from the history of the sport. The classic cars are also integrated into the career mode and can be raced in both Single Class and Multi Class Races. Players can race the following cars:

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4*
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1992 Williams FW14B
  • 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
  • 1996 Williams FW18
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2006 Renault R26
  • 2007 Ferrari F2007
  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23
  • 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6

*If you pre-order or purchase Day One copies of F1 2017 you will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the F1 2017 Special Edition, though the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased individually at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

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Alternative Track Layouts:
As well as the 20 official 2017 circuits, there are four additional shortened track layouts in the game for the first time: Britain, Bahrain, USA, and Japan. Players can also race the stunning Monaco circuit at night.

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Enhanced Multiplayer:
Race either the modern or classic cars online with a full grid of 20 players in both public and private sessions. The game now offers two dedicated “spectator” spots as well as improved multiplayer matchmaking, new online stats and leveling system, and all multiplayer session types.

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

 

 

F1 2017 Official Gameplay in Singapore track

Codemasters has released a new gameplay video for F1 2017 yesterday. Senior Car Handling Designer David Greco has taken Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Honda F1 car for a drive on a 25% race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore.

You can watch the video below:

 

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

 

Call of Duty WWII Private Multiplayer Beta Trailer and Details

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have released all of the details and features that players will be able to play and test on Call of Duty WWII Private Multiplayer Beta.

Here’s an overview of what you should expect in the Multiplayer Beta:

  • Maps – At least three Multiplayer maps, including Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar.
  • War Mode – Operation Breakout
  • Modes – Fan-favorite modes, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint.
  • Divisions – Enlist in the Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, or Mountain Division. You are not limited to any one Division.
  • Progression – Players will begin at Soldier Rank 1 and rank up through a limited progression to unlock weapons, scorestreaks, equipment, and Basic Training Skills.

Here’s what you should not expect in the Private Multiplayer Beta:

  • Headquarters – The developer will test the match-making of this all-new social experience, but access to this space will not be active during the Multiplayer Beta.
  • Supply Drops and Loot – These customization features that add depth and personality to your soldier will not be included in the Multiplayer Beta.
  • Esports – Ranked Play, Game Battles, and competitive features will be accessible on launch in November.
  • Additional content not in the Private Multiplayer Beta includes full progression, remaining maps and modes, additional War Mode maps, and the full armory of weapons, scorestreaks, Basic Training, and equipment.

You can also watch the Call of Duty WWII Private Multiplayer Beta Trailer below:

You can get access to the Beta by pre-ordering the game. The Beta begins first on PlayStation 4 on August 25th until August 28th. On September 1st until September 4th the Beta will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

 

F1 2017 Official Gameplay in Belgium track

Codemasters has released new footage for F1 2017 last week. Senior Car Handling Designer David Greco has taken Esteban Ocon’s Force India F1 car for a drive in a 50% race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

You can watch the new video below:

 

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

 

Tekken 7 Game Review

Tekken is a legendary franchise to the fighting game genre. The first Tekken game has been released 20 years ago and now throughout the years, we have reached to the seventh title of the installment – Tekken 7. Players have waited 5 years for a new game to the franchise since Tekken: Tag Tournament 2. You are about to find out if the long wait was worth it. The game is developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Tekken franchise follows the vendetta story of the Mishima family. Tekken 7 will put an end to this story. The story of Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, and Jin Kazama is the main part of the game.

An unknown narrator recounts the major events of the story and then a transition is happening to the cutscenes and you will find out more about it. You will also have to take part in fights that will happen to it. Tekken 7’s main story consists of the narration, the cutscenes and the fighting gameplay which all play alternatively.

The story of Tekken 7 may be all about the Mishima’s family, but there are also classic characters of the franchise that make an appearance to it such as Nina Williams, Lars Alexandersson, Lee Chaolan. There is also Akuma from the Street Fighter franchise who makes a surprise appearance into it. However, the main story of the game is less interactive than its predecessors. The focus went mainly to the narrative and cutscene portion of it which compromises some parts of the franchise that made it popular to millions of people.

Tekken 7 features Character Episodes which may remind you the old Arcade Battle mode design from previous games. You will be able to read information and objectives about a fighter you will play and take part in a battle and when you win the battle, a cutscene plays which reveals the character’s story. The Character Episodes offers more gameplay and cutscenes, but it doesn’t add anything interesting to the game’s story.

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If you have finished Tekken 7’s story and Character Episodes there are plenty modes for you to play.

The Arcade Battle mode is making a comeback in Tekken 7 and it lets you choose whoever character you want and you should defeat as many opponents as possible until the special character in the end. The prize for winning the battle is coins which you will find out what you can do with them below.

Tekken 7 also features new modes such as Treasure Battle. Treasure Battle is similar to Arcade Battle with a twist – after each battle, you will earn treasure chests as a prize which includes customization items and abilities for your character. In addition, the mode includes special matches which offer more treasure chests as a prize. The opponents to this mode are randomly customized.

The final but not least offline mode is the classic VS Battle which lets you give a second controller to a friend or a relative and invite them to battles and choose whoever character both of you want.

Tekken 7 also features Online modes which you can play with friends and random people online. There is also a Ranked Match mode which you can battle for a place in the game’s leaderboards and ranks. The game also includes Player Match which is similar to Ranked Match, but there are no leaderboards and ranks. Finally, Tekken 7 introduces a new Online mode called Tournament. In Tournament mode, you can create and host your own tournament or join a tournament. The prizes after a tournament are shared between you and the other players depending on the place of the scoreboard. Tournament mode is very fun and interactive thanks to the text-chat option in the lobby screen.

The game includes a very rich customization. You can change the look of the characters using different clothing and items that you will unlock most of them by progressing in the game naturally. You can buy or win panel styles and emblems for your player card. In Gallery, you can purchase art and videos from all Tekken games. It’s an exhilarating offer for players that haven’t had the chance to play any of the previous titles of the franchise. All customization and Gallery items can be purchased by using the coins you earn as a prize on the offline and online matches.

The gameplay of Tekken 7 is like you know and love it with fascinating fights neck-to-neck. You can play legacy characters from the Tekken franchise such as Brian Fury, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law and much more. In addition, there are also new characters as well, such as Lucky Chloe, Josie Rizal and much more. Tekken 7 follows the tradition, including amazing combos and breathtaking moves that you can execute. The AI of the game is so improved and refined more than ever and it can be a challenge depending on the difficulty you choose.

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The technical department of Tekken 7 is spectacular. The game features fantastic cutscenes that may remind you of a movie. The graphics are looking beautiful and it offers superb details overall. The developers have nailed the visuals and that’s pretty noticeable.

The audio department is great. The voice-acting for the characters is pretty powerful and intense just like all Tekken games. There are also some music tunes which play while you fight and they are spot-on for a fighting game.

Bandai Namco has followed the tradition and fundamentals of the franchise in Tekken 7, however, the main story is less interactive than its predecessors. This change may be welcomed by people that love great cutscenes and narration in their games.

I give Tekken 7 an 8/10, I strongly recommend it to players that love fighting games and want a challenge and a huge variety of content.

***Reviewer’s Note: The game code was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes to XPlayGR.

 

 

Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition announced and it gets a September release

Bethesda the developer and publisher for Fallout franchise has announced the release of Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game has received more than 200 “Best of” awards including BAFTA and D.I.C.E. Game of the Year.

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The GOTY Edition of Fallout 4 comes with all the latest gameplay updates (including Survival mode), graphical enhancements, ability to play Mods on consoles and PC for free plus all the paid add-ons included.

Bethesda has also announced the release of a limited quantity of Fallout 4 GOTY Pip-Boy Collector Editions, exclusively available in North America at select retailers and it will retail for $99,99 and it will also release on September 26th.

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F1 2017: Lando Norris drives the McLaren F1 cars of the game

The development driver for McLaren’s F1 team Lando Norris has taken for a test-drive the in-game McLaren F1 cars in the all-new short layout of the Japanese track named Suzuka.

You can watch now the video below and see how the McLaren cars feel in the game:

Lando Norris, Development F1 Driver for McLaren F1 team has said:

Getting behind the wheel for the first time was a really great feeling – after my test in the 2017 car in Hungary, I’m happy to confirm that these cars are much faster and more intense to drive, and that really comes across in the new game. I think people are going to have a lot of fun driving the new breed of Grand Prix car in F1 2017.

It was also a really nice experience to get to re-live several chapters of McLaren’s past by driving classic cars from 1988, 1991, ’98 and 2008, each representing a world championship success for the team. The 2008 title-winning car has tons of downforce, and is a lot of fun to throw about. The heritage cars are really the icing on the cake.

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In addition, to all the official teams, cars drivers and circuits from the 2017 season, the F1 2017 game features 12 Classic Cars from McLaren, Ferrari, Renault, Williams and Red Bull Racing. The game also features 4 brand-new shortened track layouts in the USA, Japan, Britain, and Bahrain. There is also the chance to race on the historic Monaco circuit at night.

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

 

 

Prey Game Review

Arkane Studios the developers known for the Dishonored series have released another game this year. Prey is a first person adventure survival horror game and it’s something entirely new from the French developer. The game is developed by Arkane Studios and it’s published by Bethesda Softworks.

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The game takes place on a space station named Talos I in the year 2032. Players are part of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever. However, the things have gone terribly wrong when the space station is being overrun by hostile aliens named Typhon.

You take the role of Morgan Yu (Male or Female character it’s your choice at the start of the game) and you should survive, travel to your own past and your crew members and unveil the dark secrets of Talos I. In your journey, you will be able to use a variety of weapons, gadgets, and abilities which you can unlock.

Prey offers open-world freedom to the players. You can walk around every room and hall of Talos I. You can also fly outside the space station and explore the space. The game also features many different playstyles and it’s players choice how to play the game. You can use stealth to avoid fire-fights with the enemies or you can kill whoever stand your way. Players can also use both of these styles.

Prey features an exhilarating story campaign and engaging secondary missions which are pretty important to the game because you will discover secrets of the game which you may miss if you focus on the main story. In addition, the game also features multiple ways to end the game’s story so you won’t put the game down for a long time.

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Arkane Studios has managed to make everything look interesting and amazing at the same time in Prey. Every crew member of Talos I whether is dead or alive or transformed to an alien has a story to tell and you will come across them very often. You will be able to collect intel such as key cards which can give you access to locked rooms of Talos I, and you can also find audio recordings which offer valuable information for the place or the characters. Intel and collectibles can be found almost everywhere in the space station such as computers, luggage and offices and much more, so players should explore and be careful.

In order to survive in Talos I, you will be able to upgrade your abilities, such as being able to run faster, the ability to carry heavier objects which can be useful for opening shortcuts and much more abilities. These abilities can be unlocked and upgraded by using Neuromods which are scattered around the space station and you should find them if you want to make things easier.

In Prey, players can also use many different weapons and gadgets to neutralize the enemies, but they are pretty limited and hidden in the space station. The same applies to the ammunition as well. The enemies are many different aliens which have their own abilities. The AI is pretty smart and it’s much harder to eliminate as you progress in the game even in the easier difficulty settings of the game.

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The technical department of Prey is astonishing. Arkane Studios have used the CryEngine for the graphics of the game. CryEngine is known for poor performance on games on all platforms, but Arkane Studios made a brilliant work on Prey and it may be the best running game ever created using CryEngine. There may be some long loading screens, especially on consoles.

The audio department is excellent. The audio recordings and dialogue are pretty well-made, the voice acting sounds great and it makes players feel that they are right there in the space station.

Arkane Studios has developed another beautiful game which players can play for a long time. Prey feels fresh and interesting no matter how many times you play as it offers two different playstyles, lots of ways to end the game’s story, a huge variety of secondary missions which are engaging with Prey’s story and much more.

I give Prey a 9/10, I strongly recommend it to players who want in their games many different interesting missions, different ways to play and exploration. This game is made for you.

***Reviewer’s Note: The game code was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes to XPlayGR.

 

 

 

 

F1 2017 Career Features Trailer has been released

Codemasters has released today a Career trailer of Formula 1 2017 game that showcases the features of the Career mode.

Lee Mather, Creative Director of F1 games, said:

The Career Mode was a big hit last year and we are building on those incredibly strong foundations to create an even deeper, more rounded experience for F1 2017. We have added female driver avatars, new paddock locations and a new character as well as greatly increasing the scope for developing your team and car. All of this, we feel, combined with the addition of the iconic classic cars this year, means that F1 2017 offers gamers the ultimate F1 experience yet.

According to Codies Blog, F1 2017 has a massively expanded Career Mode that introduces invitational events at key points during the regular F1 season, where you will get to drive 12 classic F1 cars in a host of different events including overtake challenges, pursuit events, checkpoint, and time attack challenges. The classic cars are also playable in all other areas of the game and can be raced as both single and multi-class – C1 and C2 – races.

In addition to the invitational events, the Career Mode offers a huge amount of extra depth with 115 possible Research and Development upgrades, new practice programmes to master, as well as increased importance being given to the management and reliability of your car’s engine and gearbox elements.

The Research and Development consists of four different categories that you’ll able to upgrade, Powertrain, Chassis, Aerodynamics, and Durability, though you can go with the ‘Recommended Upgrade’ if this is something that you don’t want to think about too much.

You’ll also need to manage the six key components which each make up a modern F1 power unit, as well as work to develop team skills such as pit stop times, Research and Development speed and new part reliability.

F1 2017 features 20 official circuits from the current season players can also take on four brand new short circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA, Japan, and players can also race on Monaco track at night.

F1 2017 not only allows you to drive the latest cars on the grid but also gives you access to 12* iconic classics which you can take a look here:

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4*
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1992 Williams FW14B
  • 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
  • 1996 Williams FW18
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2006 Renault R26
  • 2007 Ferrari F2007
  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23
  • 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6

*If you pre-order or purchase Day One copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the F1 2017 Special Edition, though the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.