You might have seen the mind blowing commercials for Destiny, the upcoming sci-fi shooter that will be out for multiple platforms next week. You may have also noticed that all of these commercials are aimed at the Playstation market. This is because Activision and Sony are getting all buddy-buddy on the marketing campaign, with the folks behind Destiny offering all sorts of “exclusive” content for PlayStation owners.
So what was Microsoft’s response? This cheeky series of advertisements, first posted on the Xbox UK Twitterand Facebook accounts, that claims they’re making a Destiny-themed fragrance. Obviously, they’re not. The website ( http://www.destinyfragrance.com), which is linked in UK magazine ads, just takes you to a British pre-order page for the game on Xbox.
But what’s interesting here is that dig at Activision. “Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game. So we didn’t.” Strange, right? Assuming this is true—and why would they write something like that if it wasn’t?—it’s amusing to see a company like Microsoft calling Activision out for partnering with Sony on what’s surely going to be a huge game all around. Its a very rare thing to see companies actually saying whats on there mind and lashing towards each other.
Destiny comes out on Tuesday, and unfortunately The Destiny Fragrance does not.
It’s the third of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade and this weeks Arcade release is Deadlight! We here at Xperience Gaming are giving away copies of the game next week, so make you follow our Twitter account to get all of the latest updates on when that will be happening. Also, if you haven’t already heard, if you purchase any three of the five Summer of Arcade titles, you will get yourself 400 MSP for free!
The world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivors. DEADLIGHT follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth. This visually stunning Cinematic Survival Platformer will challenge you to run, jump, climb, and struggle for your life as you look for answers and the ones you love.
Developed by Tequila Works
Published by Microsoft Studios
Available on the 1st August for 1200 MSP
This week sees the release of the Kinect-only title Wreckateer. You can check out our review of the arcade game here.
Developed by Iron Galaxy Studios
Published by Microsoft Studios
Available on the 25th July for 800 MSP
The classic multiplayer map Terminal is now available for FREE download, and is playable on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The port of the fans favourite map, which takes place in Zakhaev International Airport, can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Enjoy!
Television show X-Play have revealed via Twitter that Epic Games’ Rod Fergusson confirmed with them that Gears of War: Judgment will arrive in March 2013.
Previously thought to be expected early 2013, we now have a specific date for the fourth game in the franchise. After Gears of War 3’s September 2011 release, Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly announced they would be working alongside Epic on the next instalment in the saga. Gears of War: Judgment will focus on soldier Damon Baird (above image, middle) and as revealed recently, the game, as once thought, will not capitalise on Kinect capabilities.
Other games set for this launch window include the new Tomb Raider title and God of War: Ascension.
A preview of the games multiplayer
Gears of War developer Cliffy Bleszinski has revealed that the latest title in the series ‘Gears of War: Judgment’ will not feature Kinect support. After revealing this, the developer gave the Kinect a pity compliment in for the form of this quote: “I like Kinect, I’ve been a fan of it, but I don’t think it has been fully realised as far as the potential of the device. Dance Central 3 looks great and all, but I’m curious how the ‘core’ games will work out.”
This comes after Epic Games revealed that the title ‘Gears of War: Exile’, which would have featured full Kinect support, was scrapped earlier this year. Even though the game was never officially confirmed, the rumour was the game would be an ‘on-rails Kinect shooter’. After this cancellation, many thought that Judgment would incorporate the rumoured title promised, but with this revelation by the games developer, it appears not.
From July 3rd to July 9th you will be able to buy several Call of Duty DLC packs for a discounted price on Xbox Live, Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed this week on his ‘Deal of the Week’ segment. The post reveals that Activision will lower the price of the content, as well as selected Multiplayer games.
In calendar order, the Multiplayer discounts, available from June 26th – July 2nd are:
- Trine 2 (Atlus) 600 (50% off)
- Gotham City Impostors (Warner) 800 (33% off)
- Nexuiz (THQ) 200 (75% off)
- Worms 2 Armageddon (Microsoft) 400 (50% off)
- Shoot Many Robots (Ubisoft) 400 (50% off)
- X-Men Arcade (Konami) 400 (50% off)
The Activison discounts (July 3rd – July 9th) are as follows:
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 1 600 (50% off)
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 2 600 (50% off)
- Call of Duty Black Ops: First Strike 600 (50% off)
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Escalation 600 (50% off)
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Annihilation 600 (50% off)
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Rezurrection 600 (50% off)
Will you be picking up any of this DLC at the discounted prices? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments below!