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Preview - Darwin Project

I've kind of held off doing a post about Darwin Project for the last week or so like I had planned to do after putting a bit of time into the game. Having the game since launch and easily able to put in a few words up about it, I always like to give a game which is massively about an online experience a bit of time to find its feet, more so when a game is in early access. I saw people full on reviewing games such as PUBG when it launched in early access, totally putting to one side that these games can improve with each update that it puts out, making that review outdated and wrong within a week or two if the team behind the game are on the ball and working hard at improving the game. While the title of this post says preview, I'd say this little post is just my feelings on the game so far, not a review, just the feeling I get after spending a few hours with the current state of play the game offers.

There is also another a small issue with Darwin Project that stopped me gett…

Special Offer For Xbox Game Pass From Today + Details Of What New Games To Expect This May

A couple of news bits for Xbox Game Pass came out today that will please those gamers on a budget, as well as those already subbed and enjoying this service.

First up, Xbox Game Pass currently has an offer for both new and also previous subscribers to the service, with one-month access to all that game pass has to offer for just a £1.00/£1.00. My sub for Xbox Game Pass ran out last week, so I've treated myself to another month at that price and you should too I've recently found myself checking out games like LateShift, Hue, and all the old Bioshock games, something you should do for just a pound/dollar. You can sign up for your month by clicking here, or just go to the my membership tab found on your console and sign up that way. Maybe wait it out a while if you want the sub to give you a bit more time with things like State of Decay 2, as the offer will be available for just under 14 days if the store page is to be believed.

On top of this great deal, a bunch of new games c…

Rebellion Give A Release Date Along With A New Story Trailer For Strange Brigade

I've been looking forward to this one since it got revealed a while back, with the game looking to be a great adventure for you and three friends.

Strange brigade is set for launch on August 28th, with players who pre-order the game getting the Secret Service Weapons Pack, which will give players the Wilkers & White P19 pistol, Stoudenmire 960 submachine gun, and the Gehrig-Delgane S1 rifle just for doing so. There is also a deluxe edition available too, with this version giving the stuff mentioned above along with the season pass for the game, with this promising new campaign missions, characters, character skins, weapons, and weapon skins and much more. You can find the basic version here on the Xbox store for £39.99/$49.99, with the deluxe version here for £64.99/$79.99.
There is also a Collector's Edition available too if you like shiny things you can touch with your hands or put it on a shelf., with this one offering the following content.
• Strange Brigade® boxed e…

Review - Bombslinger

Recently seeing this pop up in the store, I had been keeping my eye on it purely because since moving over to the One my daughter hasn't been able to get her Bomberman fix as of yet, with that game series not seeing a release on the One until June 14th. That begged the question, could Bombslinger plug the gap until then, or would it be one of those reviews that end with the old "it isn't so and so" at the end of it?

This will be quite a short review of the game because Bombslinger lacks any real content that requires a lot of words about them, all being pretty obvious what they are just by the title they are given. The game comes with two modes for you to play. One is the single-player adventure mode which sees you play an ex-bandit turned rancher who is on a journey to avenge the brutal murder of his wife from his former posse. With the other mode being battle which is the standard offline MP affair you would come to expect from games like this. No online play is p…

Shenmue I & II Coming To Xbox One

Waking up this morning I did my normal eyes filled with sleep look through YouTube that I do every day, expecting to see the normal boring stuff to pop up. This morning was different. Scrolling down to Sega Europe I saw two words that made my lips just turn into a giant grin, with those words being Shenmue & Xbox.

For whatever reason SEGA decided to wait until the middle of the night to announce that both Shenmue I & Shenmue II were coming to the Xbox One (and other formats of course) in 2018, with you able to pre-order this double package of goodness in digital and retail stores very soon.

This re-release will stay true to the originals but with modernised features including fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, an updated user interface and the option to enjoy either the original Japanese or English voiceovers. No price details as of yet, but will be sure to let you guys know when that information becomes available.

Review - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

I currently find myself in the Easter bubble still, with the kids still having a few days off school before I get my quiet days back again, and new releases only being something I find out about when loading up the store the last few weeks. Far Cry has stolen much of my time recently, but when opening up the store over the last few days I saw a trailer that told me I needed to see what this certain game was all about. I went in knowing nothing about the past this game had. Not knowing it had already seen a release on the PS4, nor that it had seen somewhat mixed reactions when it did release on that console. One thing I did know before going in was the game would be best played while wearing headphones. It's not required that you have to wear a pair to play the game, so don't worry if you don't have a pair for whatever reason. But doing so certainly adds to the experience you get out of the game when playing

You play Senua, with the game opening up to you floating down a r…

Review - Venom Twin Rechargeable Battery Pack

If you thought my last review about a charging dock must have been hard work to make an interesting read, how do you think I feel doing it for a Twin Rechargeable Battery Pack? You have already read (I hope) my thoughts on my previous way of getting all that power to my controller of many worlds, with this one being less shorter than that just because this pack is a lot more basic when it comes to what you get in the box. It's also worth noting that for a few quid more you can hook yourself up with the docking station version of this pack if you wish, so be sure to check out links to both products at the end of this post (neither of which will give me anything if ordering off. Just so you know).

I've dealt with Venom a few times in the past when it comes to reviewing their items. With me being lucky (depending on how you look at it) enough to getting my hands on some of their headsets and reviewing them elsewhere in the past. The one worry I had spending some money on a Venom…

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Play Weekend Coming Later This Week

Another free play weekend is upon us this week, with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands coming to most consoles and Steam from April 12th until April 15th. You can play this game for no money at all, and even with mates who happen to own the game already. Great reason to give it a look and earn those free achievements if you ask me.

Device Review/Rant - GAMEware Xbox One Dual Charging Station

Just before Christmas my well-used charging device for my controllers decided to pack up and die on me, so with the big day nearly here, and both kids getting a new Xbox on the big day, I needed such a device more than ever. Not having a battery charger of some sort for your console these days can mean a lot of money being spent on new batteries, with decent ones costing anywhere between £4.00 to £5.00 these days. While out shopping one day I saw GAME here in the UK had a sale of their own brand of docking charger, offering me two rechargeable batteries, a docking station, and USB cable to connect it all up to the console or any USB port I had handy. Liking the whole idea of a docking station after enjoying using the PDP device I had used for so long I went ahead and parted with my cash.

Being honest, I've never been a fan of GAME branded products in the past, with the two kids breaking things like Xbox 360 headsets way too easily only a week or so after buying them. I had hoped …