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Gamescom Presentations: Microsoft

August 4th, 2015 by Legendgerry Comments

Microsoft logo.

Given that Sony have decided not to attend Gamescom in favour of Paris Games week, Xbox had to capitalise on this opportunity to shine. They took the ball and ran with it, we got a beautiful looking tech demo of the graphical possibilities of Direct X 12 and Windows 10.

They also revealed the next stages of xbox TV which will allow you not only to use your XBone as a DVR  and stream the shows you record to any connected device. This is a free service so if you’re paying for a service like that with with your cable provider you might want to do the maths on this.

Backwards compatibility will be expanded to 100’s of titles and from now on all the Games with Gold giveaways will be backwards compatible meaning XBone live users will be getting 4 free games a month!

Any way on to the games covered.

Quantum Break

Shawn Ashmore, Dominic Monaghan and  Aidan Gillen are among the stars in Remedy Entertainments Quantum Break. a shooting game with a bullet time effect, sort of Serious Sam meets Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Release date April 5th 2016

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SCALEBOUND

Scalebound is an RPG, you faff about a huge sci-fi/fantasy world on the back of a dragon, wrecking the bad guys days. Nice!

Shades of Monster Hunter about it too. This is not a bad thing :) I think Scalebound is going on the 2016 Xmas shopping list!

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Crackdown 3

Reagent Games claim to have created the perfect Sandbox game in Crackdown 3. With 100% destructible environments.

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Killer Instinct Season 3

Season 3 has been announced and finally the mystery of why a microsoft guy was wearing a Battletoads T-Shirt at E3 has been solved.  Rash From Battletoads has been released for Killer instinct.

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Bloodstained:Ritual of the Night

Is a side scrolling adventure game with RPG elements that is the result of a Kickstarter that raised over 5.5 million  We got a look at a new, but as yet unfinished Bloodstained:Ritual of the Night character.

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WORMS! NEW WORMS GAME!

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Thimble Weed Park.

We got a look at new point and click game from some Monkey Island guy

Ark

Ark really looks like Turok.

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We Happy Few

Looks like a great game for the kids……… ;).


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Cobalt

From Minecraft developer Mojang, Cobalt, a multiplayer game that looks like it is aimed squarely at the Smash Bros fans
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Dark Souls 3!

A gameplay trailer for Dark souls 3 was revealed! Looks far to easy
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Homefront:The Revolution
Trailer looks good but so did the last one! A different company is developing this sequel so we can hope it will be a longer game than the previous effort.
Multiplayer co-op will allow players to form their own “revolutionary cell”. Paging Homeland Security!
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FIFA 16: Ultimate Teams Legends
The leading sportsball franchise was mainly being used to promote EA Access with 10% off if you subscribe to it, a dlc character for 3 days and other I wouldn’t but Sportsball/EA just not my thing There was also some horse excrement about player chemistry
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Halo 5
They revealed another multiplayer trailer which will have two different modes and a bunch of new abilities. Frankly it looks like a frantic freaking mess, jet packs all over the shop. which is a pet hate of mine.
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Just Cause 3.
A new trailer for Just Cause debuted.release date, December 1st
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Forza 6.
The Forza 6 presentation was so much better than the E3 one, weekly leagues, ranking, full damage, customisation and 128 unique surfaces to start with.
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Rainbow Six Siege.
New trailer for the New Rainbow 6 game. It’s okay

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
They showed a new gameplay Video for the new Tomb Raider, it looks to play nearly exactly like the last one, which is not a bad thing However it was definitely more aggressive looking, with Lara dispatching what I hope were bad guys in pretty brutal fashion which has caused some consternation among fans of the previous title.
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Halo Wars 2 Announced!

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An Irish Actor, Tai Chi practitioner, Gamer (both video and Tabletop) and writer, does other things too. Prone to doing crazy things for charity. You can follow his misadventures on twitter @legendgerry.

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