Xbox has a great way to reward players who have a Gold membership. Each month they release two Xbox 360 titles and if you own an Xbox One you can access these titles through the backward compatible program as well as two titles for the Xbox One itself. I love to see what gaming goodies we're going to get and Xbox have just announced there 4 free titles for the month of July.
With games like Player Unknown: Battle Grounds being confirmed for Xbox,The Culling as part of the Xbox Preview Program and Friday the 13th having been released recently it looks as though sandbox survival horror games have really taken off lately. With such great games being released you could be forgiven if you missed Dead by Daylight: Special Edition coming to Xbox on the 20th June.
For those of you who love handheld gaming such as myself, you may well have heard of Lock's Quest. It was a real time, strategy, tower defence game and the perfect blend of action, building and story, released back in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. But how does it stack up now?
Firstly, this remaster is beautifully done with enhanced graphics, character portraits and soundtrack that make for a stunning feel. Each battle begins with a build phase in which you can spend the points you earn in the last battle called Source. Each wall, turret, trap and other defences cost this currency and it carries over, so the more you save, the more you have to spend but of course the less you have to defend yourself and your objective. After you have built your defences it is time to battle.
On the Sunday just passed I attended a fairly local event in Scotland, Play Expo Glasgow. Scotland has always been a hub for game developers, with deep roots in game development history. Such as the original, and continued, development of Grand Theft Auto. Last year, I attended Resonate Insomnia and its great to see more gaming events popping up!
The good folks at Loot Crate have finally shown us the first peak at Season 2 of the Halo Legendary Crate.
Titled "THE AWAKENING" It reads: "An ancient evil has awakened on the Forerunner shield world and only Cortana and the Master Chief can stop it! Return to the events of Halo 4 with THE AWAKENING Halo Legendary Crate, featuring the first EXCLUSIVE Halo Icons Figure in series 2, a T-Shirt that really leaves its mark and more!" The closing date to order this crate is the 15th of August. This crate is based off the events at the start of Halo 4, in which Master Chief awakens to help Cortana. Don't forget to use the promo code "XBLG" for 10% off.