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From Barbados. Gamer, prefers third-person. Currently gaming on the PS4. Loves Roti and Pizza. No relation to Micheal Jackson. Contact me on twitter @CitizenJTJ

Tom Clancy’s The Division Trophies Have Been Activated

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With Ubisoft’s highly anticipated third-person open-world RPG finally releasing in a few days, the trophy list has finally been revealed via Exophase. If you plan on taking back NYC and unlocking the platinum trophy you’re going to have to perform a variety of tasks, including fully upgrading your base of operations, successfully extracting a contaminated item from the DZ and even closing a car door (Zing!). You can view the full trophy list below.

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Personally I can’t wait to unlock the ‘I am the LAW!’ trophy, Rogue Agents beware, I’m coming for you!

Tom Clancy’s The Division launches on Tuesday, March 8th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In cased you missed it, here’s the launch trailer.

 

Source: Exophase.com

Need for Speed Strategy Guide Review

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Interested in picking up EA’s Need for Speed reboot but aren’t exactly the best racer around? Prima Games have made it their mission to turn you into street kings and queens with the release of their official strategy guide.

The guide does a very job of covering everything the player needs to know about the game. Every feature and racing event –from drift train to time trial, is included and described in accurate detail. For those who are completely unfamiliar with racing 101, reading this guide will allow you to be able to tell your friends the difference between chicanes (A kind of turn) and double apexes, while also being able to perform them during races.

Drifting has become very popular over the years and the latest NFS game features many events that requires it. If you don’t have a proper understanding on how to drift and find yourself spinning out of control, or even wrecking your ride like I did (Don’t laugh!), then the guide’s coverage of it will help improve your drifting skills and performing it’ll become almost second nature as you race along the streets of Ventura Bay.

Need for Speed launched with 51 cars and every single one them can be customized extensively. Not only will you find each car listed in the guide but every and performance upgrade as well. Every cooling system, air filter and so forth are presented with clear pictures, information on their functions, how much they cost and how to unlock them. You can also tune the handling style of your cars in favor drift or grip and this guide will teach you how to find the right balance between the two so your vehicle can be more efficient on the road.

Unfortunately while the guide does mention visual customization for your rides, it doesn’t feature a list of the different parts you can unlock and when you can unlock them. So if you want to know what kind of spoilers or hoods are available for you Camaro, you’ll have to find out in-game.

Obviously the most important aspect of any racing game are the actual races and NFS features plenty of them — many of which can be very challenging the further you progress. Whether you are having difficulty winning races from the get-go, or you find yourself raging at the events towards the end of each story, the guide offers extremely helpful tips for each and every race, complete with quality screenshots and outlines for each route. You’ll know when exactly you should slow down, whether to drift or power slide at a particular turn.

For the fans of in-game collectibles, the NFS guide gives the reader accurate locations for every vista, donut spots (Not those kind of donuts) and free car parts in the game. Achievement/trophy hunter will be disappointed in the guide’s very basic coverage of the game’s trophies and cheevos, as it basically just lists what they are.

Final Verdict:

The Need for Speed guide is a great choice for those who are new to the series and those who are. Spend some quality time with the guide and you’ll be able to hold your own with the best of them, drifting and power sliding like a racing savant.

Publisher: Prima Games

Authors: Michael Knight

Pages: 159

Covers the game on: PS4 | Xbox One 

Available at: Gamestop | Amazon & other select retailers

Price(s): $12.99 on sale at Amazon for $9.43

Review Copy Info: A physical copy was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review. A code for a free digital copy is included in the guide.

PlatinumGames Confirms New Ninja Turtles Game, Official Reveal Tomorrow

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After months of rumors, the studio behind the likes of Bayonetta and Transformers: Devastation have finally confirmed (Via a cheeky tweet) the existence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.

According to the tweet, fans can expect an “official leak” on Jan 26, 2016.

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Stay tuned.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 PS4 and Xbox One Open Beta Starts Next Week

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The upcoming sequel to 2014’s Plants vs Zombies spin-off title, is getting an open multiplayer beta next week. Players on both Xbox One and PS4 will be able to download it from the Xbox Live Store and PSN starting Jan 14th. The beta is expected to run for 4 days and will include access to Backyard Battleground, 4 new modes, six playable characters and new games mode. More details are below.

Plants vs Zombies: GW2 Beta Content:

  • Six new playable character classes are available including Rose, Citron, and Kernel Corn on the side of the plants, and Imp, Super Brainz and Captain Deadbeard on the side of the zombies. There will also be select variants including the Grass Effect Z7-Mech for a limited time.
  • Classic and brand new game modes with 24-player multiplayer battles, including Garden and Graveyards, and the new Herbal Assault featuring plants on the offensive.
  • Four new immersive and dynamic maps, including the low gravity Moon Base Z, and the snowy Frosty Creek.
  • Limited access to Backyard Battleground, an all-new dynamic environment that connects you to every map and mode, and brings to life more ways to experience the Plants vs. Zombies universe. As soon as the game starts, players will be immersed in a wild playground full of dynamic events. Take your time exploring, or jump into the action right away with the King of the Hill-inspired mode, Flag of Power. Raise the Flag of Power and do everything you can to prevent the enemy from lowering it; igniting an all-out war where you’ll fight off wave after wave of enemies in a frantic, escalating battle.

Plants vs Zombies: GW2 launches on February 23, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 

Source: PSLifestyle via pvzgw2.com

EA Sports UFC 2 Gets March Release Date, Gameplay Trailer Revealed

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EA Sports has revealed when fans can once again enter the Octagon, with the release of UFC 2’s official gameplay trailer. The follow up to 2014’s UFC will launch on March 15, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. Those who pre-order the game will receive day one access to fighters Bas Rutten, Kazushi Sakuraba, & an additional mystery fighter.

The standard edition will be priced at the usual $59.99, while the Deluxe edition will cost players $69.99 and include up to 30 UFC Ultimate Team Premium Packs ($60 value) that will be delivered over 15 weeks. Check out the brutal gameplay trailer below.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider Releasing January 28 on PC

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Tomb Raider fans who have been waiting patiently for the sequel’s release on PC won’t have to for much longer. Square Enix has revealed via tumblr post that the PC version will launch on January 28.

“The PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the positive momentum from our highly successful partnership and collaboration with Microsoft for the launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Scot Amos co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.”

The PC version will be available digitally and will support 4k resolution and other additional features. The standard edition will cost $59.99, while the Digital Deluxe edition — which includes the season pass and future DLC, will be priced at $89.99.

Source: Tomb Raider Tumblr

Achievements for PlatinumGames’ Unannounced TMNT Game Surface Online

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While Activision still hasn’t confirmed the existence of PlatinumGames’ rumored TMNT title, more evidence has surfaced suggesting validity to these claims. The incredibly reliable Xboxachievements has revealed the achievement list for TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan.

The list which features a total of 50 achievements can be seen below.

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Though the list looks pretty believable, until Acitivision confirms this game please take this all with a grain of salt.

Source: Xboxachievements

Scalebound Delayed into 2017

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Looks like action-rpg fans will have to wait a bit longer to fight alongside Thuban. The Xbox One Exclusive title from PlatinumGames has been delayed until next year, the studio confirmed this morning. In a new blog post, the team states that the game’s development is “going well” and cites wanting it to “live up to expectations” as the reason behind its delay.

“Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together. Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy gameplay, inventive multiplayer, and action-packed battles on an unbelievable scale – all set in a beautiful and evolving world. It’s the game our team has always dreamed of making.

In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017. This will give us the time needed to bring to life all the innovative features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.”

Source: PlatinumGames

Square Enix Confirms a 2016 Release for Final Fantasy XV

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At long last Final Fantasy fans now have an idea of when they’ll get their hands on the 15th numbered entry, in the long-running franchise. FFXV Director Hajime Tabata confirmed a 2016 release for the highly anticipated action-RPG in a new Square Enix blog post. Tabata states that development of the game is in its final phase and the team will focus allof its “effort and willpower” in order to complete it.

“I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure. The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year. I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us. We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.”

No actual release date was given but we’ll be sure to update you once SE reveals it.

 

Source: Square Enix

Get Batman: Arkham Knight’s Season Pass for $20 and More During the December 2015 PSN Flash Sale

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The latest flash sale to hit the PlayStation network has gone live, featuring a plethora of discounted games/add-ons for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. The many deals include the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass at half price, Beyond: Two Souls for $21 and much, much more. Peep the deals below and see if anything tickles your fancy.

PS4 Games

  • Arcania: The Complete Tale – $12.00
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – $40.19
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $58.49
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass – $20.00
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – $25.00
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – $45.00
  • Beyond Eyes – $8.99
  • Beyond: Two Souls – $20.99
  • Blood Bowl 2 – $29.99
  • Capsule Force – $5.10
  • Color Guardians (cross-buy) – $4.50
  • Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition – $22.49
  • Deadpool – $34.49
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.40
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition – $15.20
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – $14.99
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition – $24.00
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $29.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Bundle – $40.00
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • Just Cause 3 – $47.99
  • Just Cause 3 XL Edition – $67.59
  • King’s Quest Season Pass – $23.69
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $12.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $25.00
  • Madden NFL 16 – $24.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition – $32.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition – $40.00
  • Mad Max – $30.00
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $40.19
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition – $23.99
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $17.49
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore – $22.49
  • N++ – $11.99
  • NBA 2K16 – $44.99
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition – $53.59
  • Need for Speed – $24.00
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition – $28.00
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – $47.99
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Onechanbara Z2: Chaos – $20.00
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $46.89
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Digital Exclusive Bundle – $40.19
  • Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship – $14.99
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $44.99
  • Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition – $67.49
  • Risen 3: Enhanced Edition – $20.00
  • Rock Band 4 – $53.99
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $39.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $24.50
  • Star Wars Battlefront – $40.19
  • Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition – $46.89
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – $89.99
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $8.00
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $25.00
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game + Expansion Pass – $48.74
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – $29.40
  • Tour de France 2015 – $15.00
  • Transformers; Devastation – $24.50
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – $9.00
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – $5.00
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99
  • WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition – $60.29
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist – $14.99

PS3 Games

  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $19.60
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – $14.99
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $23.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $25.20
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Bundle – $27.20
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • King’s Quest Season Pass – $23.69
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $3.75
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $20.00
  • Madden NFL 16 – $24.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition – $32.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition – $40.00
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $34.49
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $17.49
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds – $7.50
  • NBA 2K16 – $44.99
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $40.19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Digital Exclusive Bundle – $33.49
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $24.50
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $3.00
  • Tour de France 2015 – $12.00
  • Transformers: Devastation – $24.50
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99
  • WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition – $59.99

PS Vita Games

  • Amnesia: Memories – $7.50
  • Color Guardians (cross-buy) – $4.50
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls – $23.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed – $10.00
  • Hyperdimension Neptuna Re;Birth 3: V Generation – $10.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $10.00
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99

The Flash sale runs from 12/24/15 to 12/28/15.

Source: PlayStation Store via PSLifestyle

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Delayed into April 2016

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Naughty Dog’s upcoming PS4-exclusive sequel has been delayed and will now launch a little over a month later on April 26, 2016. A post up on the PlayStation blog confirms the new release date, with  Creative Director Neil Druckmann, and Game Director Bruce Straley, stating that they need just a bit more time to polish the game.

This is our largest Uncharted game to date, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game’s development in a timely manner. However, as we approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized that several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line. After carefully considering all of our options, we decided to extend our schedule, making sure that we get a few more polish passes before submitting our gold master (the final disc for manufacturing).

The two offered their sincere apologies to the many fans who are eagerly waiting to experience Nathan Drake’s final adventure.

“Pushing the date is not an easy choice, and we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t feel in our hearts it’s the best course of action for the game. To you, our loyal fans, we hope you’ll accept our sincere apology. We know many of you have been waiting patiently for Nathan Drake’s final chapter, and now we humbly ask you to wait a bit longer.”

Source: PSBlog

Jack The Ripper DLC Story Trailer Revealed for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Available Next Week

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Ubisoft has announced the release date for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper campaign DLC. Starting December 15th, PS4 and Xbox One owners (22nd for PC) will take on the role of an older Evie Fyre as she attempts to track down the infamous killer and put an end to his string of grisly murders.

The DLC will be included as part of the $29.99 season pass and available for the individual purchase of $14.99. Check out the story trailer which seems to exclude a certain male twin Assassin. Hmmm.