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I’ve still not picked up a ”next-gen” console yet, and I’m still holding off strong until 2022, even though I’ve had a couple of opportunities to buy both. Since I’ve been playing a load of Forza the last couple of weeks again, I thought I’d do a post on Xbox’s gamepass service – which I think is amazing value for money.

If you are new to gamepass, its essentially a subscription service where they add games to an already vast catalogue of games and you can download them to your console and play them.

I managed to do the £1 upgrade from Xbox live Gold (3 year sub) to a Gamepass ultimate sub of the same 3 year length (includes Xbox on PC games also), some time back and I’ve been loving it ever since.

October and November is going to be an extra special month though, we have Back 4 Blood dropping in October, Visage (if your a horror fan like me, is a must play), and Forza Horizon 5 coming later in November as well. I’m particularly looking forward to Visage, as I’ve been eyeing it up on steam for ages now and I’ll finally be able to play it on gamepass tomorrow.

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One of my fondest Sega Mega Drive memories from my childhood – Streets of Rage. The second Streets of Rage was easily my favourite; the characters, levels, and my god THE MUSIC !!!. 26 years I’ve been waiting to play a new SOR game and its finally here guys !.

Thats right !, Streets of Rage 4 now has an official release date, it’ll be dropping next week on; PC, Xbox1, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, April 30th. The UK price will be £24.99 on Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. If your an Xbox Gamepass subscriber, then lucky you ! You’ll be able to play Streets of Rage 4 via gamepass for free* on day 1.

*- Free when subscribed to Xbox Gamepass subscription. 

Those of you looking into buying physical copies of the game, good news again, Limited Run Games have Streets of Rage 4  pre-orders up for the Switch and PS4 physical versions of the game.

The digital / retail game will come with some nice extras too, like the original music, original characters. Theres x5 new characters to play as, as well as x12 from the first two games. Soundtracks from the first two games are included too, so youll be able to switch between your favourite music and characters from the new and old versions of the game, which I think is a really nice touch !

I’ll be playing SOR4 on gamepass first and foremost and will either pick it up for Switch or PS4 (for playing on the go) at a later date.

What platform will you buying this on ? Is it a Day 1 purchase for you? Let us know in the comments or over on our social media channels.

Well, who would have thought 2020 would have been infectious in the most tragic way possible?!?!, I certainly didn’t, you probably didn’t either – unless you were one of the psychic authors who predicted this in books 10 years ago, or Bill Gates !

Anyway….first of all, I hope everyone is doing well and massive apologies for the lack of updates on the site. I’ve been super busy working and renovating the cinema room in the house – pics coming soon. I’ve also been learning Unity (for app / game development) and also trying out a little mini project with a spare raspberry Pi and a CRT monitor – more on that in the next couple of weeks.

Alongside all this ive been trying to get into a schedule with all all this ”Stay at home” stuff we are doing. In fairness, I’ve been lucky that my job allows me to work from home for 90% of it, so no issues there. Ive also been able to get through some games I’ve had queuing up so its a bonus.

Which brings me nicely onto APRIL AS A GAMER – I mean seriously….what. the. hell !!! Gamers have been spoiled rotten: Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing on the Switch, Resident Evil 3 remake today,  Final Fantasy VII: Remake in a week, and Trials of Mana at the end of April. An immense time to be stuck at home if your a gamer in all seriousness !.

I passed on Doom but will pick it up once I’ve finished the 2016 version, and I’m waiting for Resident Evil 3 to drop sub £30. Animal Crossing, I’ve not played since the GameCube and was going to pass, but I couldn’t resist the ridiculously priced, digital only, pricing error from GAME at £31.99 so I just had to pick it up.

And last but not least, I can feel some hate coming….

 

That’s right, I was one of the many lucky ones to get my hands on my copy of FFVII remake, which I only pre-ordered on the 30th March btw ! I’m on Chapter 3 right now and its absolutely superb visually and gameplay wise. No spoilers, and all I can say is, everyone who plays this is going to be blown away. Like tape over your scalp with some strong tape as your mind is going to explode. I’m still in awe at the visuals, they are absolutely stunning in every-way possible.

I’ve also got Trials of Mana pre-ordered for the Switch and the PS4 (because?….why not?). Thats about it for now, I’ll be posting in the next few days, come follow me on my social media channels, I’m active on Twitter and on Instagram and will be doing more streams on Twitch too, which ill be announcing via Twitter, so don’t be shy and come chill out with me. Remember…

Stay safe and stay at home ! 

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With all the madness happening in the world right now, with viruses and so on, whats going on with all these game demo’s dropping ? Not a bad thing by any means, yesterday on PC, PS4 and Switch the Trials of Mana demo dropped before its April release. You can play up to character level 7 in that demo and, just like Dragon Quest, your progress carries over to the full game.

Today, we’re blessed with another demo, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 demo, which is now live to download via Xbox Live. It’ll be available on PS4 and PC later on today so keep your eyes peeled. What better way to spend some quality time in isolation playing a zombie virus outbreak game !

Update: The Demo is now live on all platforms (Xbox 1, PS4, PC).

 

I’m a big sucker for horror movies and horror games, so it was no surprise when I found out Blair Witch Project was coming out on various platforms, it was instantly on my radar.

A first person psychological thriller / horror game with no weapons, just pure immersion in the environment and all hell breaking loose around you, I had to check it out. So was it any good ? Lets find out….

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