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XBox Game Pass Titles Announced For August!
XBox Game Pass is Microsoft’s subscription based service. For a monthly fee of $10.95 per month (or discounted fees the more months you pay for outright) XBox users get access to a constantly updated library of games – here’s what’s dropped for August.
Hitman Season 1
Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world’s best assassin.
As an agent of the International Contract Agency (ICA), you are tasked with taking out hard-to-reach, high-profile targets in exotic locations all around the world. You’ll need to use your wits and creativity to find ways in eliminating your targets in densely detailed and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike, what to use, and how to kill is all up to you.
It‘s the brutal world of 2091. Ruiner immerses you in a cyberpunk dystopia, where you take on the role of a wired sociopath out to uncover the truth about the corrupt system and to retrieve his kidnapped brother. This brutal action shooter immerses you in Rengkok City, from its shady back-alleys to its towering corporate titans. Get ready to experience a game carved from the mold of the best cyberpunk anime.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Ave! Join the legions of ancient Rome as Marius Titus, a centurion on the rise. Sword-and-sandals meets action combat as you battle with the unique flow system, allowing you to seamlessly weave your battle between enemies. Prepare to immerse yourself in this alternate history, where the battles you fight will determine the fate of an empire.
Dead Rising 2
The sequel to the smash hit features Chuck Greene, a motorcycle stuntman truly racing against time as he fights through hordes of zombies to keep his daughter alive. With loads of customised and constructible weapons, 2-player co-op, 4-player gladiator battles, and all DLC costumes included, players can rip through the undead horde in gory-ous 1080p at 60fps.
Dandara is an exciting evolution to the metroidvania platformer genre. Take control of the mystical heroine Dandara as she leaps from the floor to walls to the ceiling, unhindered by gravity. Discover allies and mysteries hidden throughout as she fights to free the land of Salt from the oppression of the Eldarian Army.
The Escapists: The Walking Dead
8-bit pixels meet biting zombies in The Escapists: The Walking Dead. The pixel art style familiar to fans of The Escapists brings the world of “The Walking Dead” to glorious un-life as you take on the role of Rick Grimes as he fights an endless horde of walkers let loose upon the world. Lead characters to safety while avoiding (and destroying) the undead.
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
This Xbox 360 title, newly remastered for the Xbox One, now features controller support as well as support for the Kinect Sensor. Create your avatar and jump between the worlds of Pixar films like “Up,” “Cars,” “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story,” and “The Incredibles.” The remastered version features an all-new level based on “Finding Dory.” Unlock secret areas, new characters, and more as you master more than 15 fully-voice-acted levels!
Playstation Plus Titles Announced For August!
Playstation Plus is Sony’s subscription based service. For a monthly fee of $10.95 per month (or discounted fees the more months you pay for outright) Playstation users get access to a constantly updated library of games – here’s what’s dropped for August!
After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible.
Dead by Daylight Special Edition
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.
On top of the standard PS Plus Monthly Games, starting in August PlayStation Australia will also be re-introducing two bonus games: PS VR compatible title Here They Lie, (available between 7th August – 2nd October) and PlayLink title Knowledge is Power (available in PS Plus between 7th August – 6th November.)
PlayStation Plus members will also have access to PS3 titles; Bound By Flames and Serious Sam 3: BF3 and PS Vita titles; Draw Slasher and Spacehulk.
Tesla Is Adding Classic Atari Games To It’s Cars!
Imagine you’re shopping for your next car and you’re sitting in your soon to be new Tesla as the salesman takes you through the “air-conditioning, this is your stereo system, your airbags are here, and this is where you play Atari while you’re waiting for your burger at the macca’s drive-thru”.. sorry what? Yeah, Atari is coming to Tesla.
Earlier today Elon Musk announced that the latest version (9.0) of Tesla’s Infotainment system would be patched with classic Atari games!
The games would become playable whenever the car was stationary, and the steering wheel could function as a controller.
Some of best classic @Atari games coming as Easter eggs in Tesla V9.0 release in about 4 weeks. Thanks @Atari!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2018
In follow up tweets we’ve learnt that the first three titles we could see coming to Tesla’s Atari patch could be Missile Command, Tempest, and Pole Position!
Hoping to include last three in this release, with pole position linked to actual car steering wheel (while stationary tbc haha)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2018
Version 9.0 is set to launch early September.