The Xbox news has started flowing once again with the last seven days being filled to the brim with new stories to promote and reviews to publicise. But which of the numerous articles hitting TheXboxHub’s pages in the last week were the most important…which shouldn’t you be missing out on?
We love the start of a new month on Xbox, mostly because free games are good!
The Xbox Games With Gold scheme continues to give a number of titles away to both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners and September is going to be no different. With a bit of a dodgy start on both formats, the month really kicks on with the price removals on both Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Crysis 3, seeing them both going free for a few weeks.
The free games may have been a higher quality in previous months, but you’d be a fool to miss out on the two mentioned above!
Strangely coinciding with the announcement that the original Tomb Raider reboot will go free with the Xbox Games With Gold scheme (how do they do these magical things!), Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have released details of the Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition.
Whilst it may not appeal to all gamers, those with an addiction to all things limited will surely be on the lookout for the ‘Rise of’ collectors version. With a 12 inch tall statue of Lara Croft, a replica of Lara’s in game journal, Ms Croft’s jade necklace and the now standard collectible steel case, it is all looking a bit good to say the least.
We may not be professional esport players, but that doesn’t mean we will happily settle for second best. Thankfully, the latest additions to the ASTRO Gaming lineup are looking like being top notch products…although we wouldn’t expect anything less to be honest!
The A40 TR Headset and Mixamp Pro TR look to be the latest go-to equipment for budding streamers and wannabee pro gamers. With mod-kits available to change the look and feel at a whim, they may be a little pricey for the casual gamer, but if you’re serious about what you do, then you should be serious about what ASTRO are bringing to the market.
Testing the online servers is a near-on must these days and with the arrival of Call of Duty Black Ops III in a couple of months, Treyarch and Activision have felt the need to throw a multiplayer beta out there, ensuring that the servers will be able to cope during the release day onslaught. It also gives us the chance to get a sneaky little look at one of the year’s biggest titles.
With a number of Specialists on the table, and some fancy new moves, weapons and maps all in place, online shooting fans should be making their way to the Xbox One multiplayer beta as a matter of urgency.
Ever those who don’t like shooters will still be impressed!
After a reasonable couple of Toy Soldiers efforts over the years on Xbox 360, we didn’t get too excited about the addition of War Chest to the Xbox One library. After playing it though, it was a completely different story. In fact, we’ve been amazed at how good Toy Soldiers War Chest is.
With the arrival of some of the most iconic toys and characters of recent decades, including the inclusion of Ezio and his Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood alongside He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, Ubisoft have near on nailed the toy-box/tower-defense genre.
If you fancy getting involved in the battle, why not enter our latest competition. You could possibly win a code for Toy Soldiers War Chest Hall of Fame Edition on Xbox One.
That’s about it for this week, be sure to let us know which were your favourites in the comments section below.