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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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If like me, you were around a Sega MegaDrive (Genesis in the US) growing up in the 90’s, you’d probably be one of the ones hyped for the 4th instalment of the Streets of Rage franchise last week. Streets of Rage first launched back in 1992 on the MegaDrive and was a 16-bit, 2D, side scrolling, beat-em up game, it was fantastic.

Fast forward a whole 26 years, yes 26 years after the 3rd game was released, and Streets of Rage 4 drops on all major platforms. Is the game worth picking up? Was it a cheap nostalgia cash in ?

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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.

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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E3 2019 is a wrap so let’s take a look of some of the awesome games we’ll be seeing real soon…

Microsoft

Microsoft had a decent enough E3 this year in fairness. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for next gen consoles right now, I am, but at the same time I still think this gen has still so much more to offer, especially after this years E3. Where does the time go. Anyway, Microsoft announced the next gen Xbox console, project scarlett capable of 8K gaming and playing some games at 120 fps. Let’s touch on some of Microsoft’s biggest E3 announcements.

Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date – April 2020 

Cyberpunk will eventually be available on PC, PS4 and XBOX but Microsoft really showed how awesome this game is going to be. NVIDIA is onboard with RTX for the game, so all you RTX GFX card owners will certainly be in for a treat.

The biggest surprise here was when Keanu Reeves rocked up onto the stage and we were all told Keanu, Mr John Wick himself, will be a character in the game called Johnny Silverhand. Cyberpunk 2077 is available to pre-order now and is set for release in April 2020.

Blair Witch Project

If you know me, you know I’m a horror game and horror movie junkie, I absolutely love scary stuff – especially games. PT on the PS4 (that was eventually pulled from the PS store), RESIDENT EVIL VR, Silent Hill, Outlast are some of my favourite horror games – so it’s no surprise saying I’m really looking forward to playing this new first person horror game, Blair Witch Project. Check out some of the development gameplay footage below:

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 – finally coming to the West and FTP ! 

This was massive for me…

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