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You Can Play A Trial Of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst On EA Access Right Now

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is just around the corner now. The game is launching very soon, bringing the parkour of Faith back to the gaming landscape.

If you can’t wait though, you can get stuck in right now if you a member of EA Access. For £3.99 a month, you get access to games early and a vault of EA games, and if you subscribed you can play up to 10 missions in the game on a six hour timer. This is only available on Xbox One.

If you really want to hop in right now, this is your best bet, so have at it.

You Can Play A Trial Of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst On EA Access Right Now

Overwatch Competitive Play Has Been Delayed A Month

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If you are like me, you have been playing a boat load of Overwatch. I’m completely enamoured with the title.

One thing that it could use is a Competitive Mode though, just to rack up the stakes and that is coming. However, it would seem it’s coming just a little later than first thought. Blizzard have taken to Twitter to announce that the game will be missing the first projected June date, and will instead be hitting in July. In a Tweet to a fan, they said:

This is a little disappointing, as since I have most of my favorite Skins now, an overarching progression isn’t as important for me without competitive play. Still, I’m sure I will be popping in quite frequently between now and this release, so I can’t complain too much.

Overwatch Competitive Play Has Been Delayed A Month

Xbox One Gets A Price Cut Ahead Of Expected New Model

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The Xbox One has been selling alright, with an expect number of around 20 million-ish (Microsoft don’t release numbers) in the wild. It seems that if you were holding off to get one though, the time might be now.

The console has just seen a price drop to $299, and that goes for bundles too like Quantum Break, Gears of War: Ultimate EditionForza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Rare Replay. Microsoft are saying this is a limited time offer, but it would seem some retailers have already pushed the price down.

What’s expected to make this stick is that a Slim version of the console is expected to be announced (and possibly launch) during E3. This is pretty common practice before a new console variant, so read that as you will.

Thanks Ars Technica.

Xbox One Gets A Price Cut Ahead Of Expected New Model

Doom Has Hidden Satanic Imagery In Its Soundtrack

I’m a big lover of game soundtracks and I have a weird fascination with spectographs and creators who hide images in audio. So this story has me very excited.

In the new Doom soundtrack, it seems composer Mick Gordon got a little playful. As spotted on Reddit, it’s been noticed in the track CyberDemon, when put through a spectograph, you can see Satanic imagery in the form of 666s and Pentagrams. For a pretty thumping soundtrack that accompanies you on a trip to Hell to stomp demons, that seems pretty fitting. Take a look:

Man, I love stuff like this.

Doom Has Hidden Satanic Imagery In Its Soundtrack

Sony’s E3 Conference Is Coming To Cinemas Near You Again

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Last year, Sony ran a pretty popular event at a saelect run of cinemas that allowed gamers to go watch Sony’s E3 PlayStation Press Conference.

It seems to have gone over well, as it has been announced that the event is coming back this year. You can of course watch it on a stream at home, but if you really want a big screen experience, head over here to get a you a spot at a place near you. It starts at June 15, 6:00PM PT.

I expect a few big things this year at Sony’s conference, so I expect it to be a pretty big show. I’ll be there in person, bringing you the news as it happens, so stick around.

Sony’s E3 Conference Is Coming To Cinemas Near You Again

PlayStation Plus For June Features NBA 2K16 And Gone Home

It’s the eve of a new month (E3 month!) which means free games are incoming.

And it looks like PlayStation have a pretty good line up. On PlayStation 4, to go with the ongoing Playoffs, NBA 2K16 (a Spike Lee joint) is coming but so is the wonderful Gone Home. I know many who never wanted to pay for Gone Home since it was an FPX, but you really should try it. What will it hurt? It is for free.

Here is the rest of your lot for those still rocking a PlayStation 3 and a Vita.

Echochrome – PS3
Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1-12) – PS3
God of War: Chains of Olympus – Vita
Little Deviants – Vita

All in all a pretty good month if you ask me. Get stuck in.

PlayStation Plus For June Features NBA 2K16 And Gone Home

Just Cause 3 Is Getting Mech Suit DLC Very Soon

Just Cause 3 has its pulse on the outlandish and the explosive. It’s what makes the series pretty unique, bringing its own brand of destruction to the world of games.

And that destruction is about to diversify. The last DLC saw you get a super powered Jet Pack, but the next one is going to ramp it up entirely. It is called Mech Land Assault, and it will give you your very own Mech. It’s set on a brand new island, and will be with us very soon. It comes June 3rd for those who opted in to a Season Pass, and out June 10th for everyone else.

Here are a couple of photos for you to gawk at:

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Just Cause 3 Is Getting Mech Suit DLC Very Soon

Resident Evil 5 Is Coming To The Current Generation Next Month

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Capcom are currently going through the process of bringing some of their newer Resident Evil games to the current generation. Resident Evil 6 just slid out, and 5 and 4 are slated for release too.

As it turns out, Resident Evil 5 isn’t far away at all now. Capcom have now said (thanks to a slip on the Xbox One store) that the game will be coming June 28th. This version will feature 1080p graphics, and will run at a better frame rate than it’s last generation counter parts.

Resident Evil 6 only came out last month, so that means that the most anticipated of the three, Resident Evil 4 can’t be too far away now. Not that 5 doesn’t have its moments.

Resident Evil 5 Is Coming To The Current Generation Next Month

Hitman Episode 3 Launch Trailer Takes Us To Marrakesh

Hitman is chugging along now, and the third episode for the game is hitting today. Taking us to Marrakesh, we will be taking on a bad guy who has seemingly manipulated the system to gain power.

You can see his justification for his actions in this launch trailer that is heralding the new busy map. You’ll be tasked with breaking into the Swedish consulate and taking out two targets, and it looks really quite interesting.

Take a look at the trailer here. I can’t wait to get stuck in here:

Hitman Episode 3 Launch Trailer Takes Us To Marrakesh

Dead Island 2 Could Be Dead As It Disappears From Steam Store

Dead Island 2 has had one of the most torrid development cycles of a AAA game that I can remember in a long time. The game was stripped from talented developer Yager not too long ago after years of work,  and it was then announced that Sumo Digital would be taking the reigns.

However, that handover might not have actually worked in the game’s favour either. NeoGAF user DeathSparks, has spotted that the game is no longer listed on Steam. You can see it being unlisted in this image.

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This of course isn’t a confirmation. It could have been taken down to then be re-announce, possibly with a new title. Or Deep Silver could also just be quietly closing the game down after an awful production cycle. I assume we will find out soon, as if the game is absent from E3, it’s probably safe to assume something is very wrong.

Dead Island 2 Could Be Dead As It Disappears From Steam Store