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MotoGP 17 Managerial Career Mode Announced

The Italian racing game developer Milestone has today announced and unveiled one of the most exciting developments in the MotoGP in years. The specialist racing game developer is pleased to announce the new Managerial Career game mode.

Having competed throughout the 2017 MotoGP championship as a rider, MotoGP 17 players will now be able to compete for the title as a Team Manager. The decisions made here will determine not just you as a rider’s success, but the whole team.

The choices a Team Manager make are critical to the effectiveness of the team on track and it’s the Team Manager’s job to direct the people behind the pit wall. To start, the Team Manager will have to allocate resources in order to find the winning formula for the team. Each win under your guidance in MotoGP 17 will bring you additional credits and reputation points while enhancing rider performance all the while.

Every aspect of the team will be under the watchful eye and the responsibility of the Team Manager including:

  • Sponsors – as reputations grow with each additional victory, increase your team’s visibility in MotoGP 17 with offers from the Championship’s official sponsors. Keep the sponsors happy and watch the credits roll in.
  • Bikes – being successful and competitive is down to the machinery the riders have. As Team Manager, you will decide on what bikes the riders will take to the track. Unlock new bikes as you make your rise to the top of the Championship table.
  • Riders – recruiting riders will be a big aspect of your debut season as Team Manager. Further to your own custom rider, you will need to hire 5 additional AI riders to compete through the various racing categories.
  • Team Departments – as  a Team Manager, part of the role is to oversee the general running of the team and manage each of the team’s departments. With careful of management of the 10 different departments, including the likes of Nutritionists, Athletic Preparation Team and Sports Management, players can win the World Championship in 3 different classes.
  • R&D Department – key to long term success is a strong package and it will be the Team Manager’s job to invest in the Research & Development of not only bikes but components to ensure race win after race win in MotoGP 17.

 

Managerial Career mode gives players the opportunity to experience the thrill of the MotoGP championship in a whole new light. Available from June 15 2017, MotoGP 17 will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

 

 

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Call of Duty: WWII Announcement & Release Details

CoD: Word War 2 Revealed

April 26 saw Activision reveal to the world what Sledgehammer Games have been working on for the last two and a half years. The latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise takes us back to the era of World War 2 for the first time in 9 years. The dramatic return to the largest military conflict in history marks a return to the franchise’s roots and offer rest bite from the ever more futuristic Call of Duty’s we’ve come to know over the past few years. Call of Duty: WWII immerses players in gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity of epic proportions.

No longer are we to see wall jumping and jet packs dominating multiplayer because CoD:WWII is all about boots-on-the-ground combat. The multiplayer promises to offer a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across the iconic Western Front of Word War 2. The return of the Zombies game mode is met with an all-new cooperative mode that is touted to unleash a new adrenaline filled story line and experience. Call of Duty: WWII is here to redefine the World War II gaming experience for a new gaming generation.

 

Single Player

The single player campaign story tells of heroism on a global scale, through the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty, intense campaign through the harrowing battlegrounds of war, facing overwhelming odds and hostile terrain across Europe, in a gripping experience that honours the history of World War II.

 

Blockbuster Action

Call of Duty: WWII takes the new generation of consoles even further with truly mammoth, cinematic moments and intensity that only Call of Duty can deliver. All this, while set against the largest global conflict in history.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said, “More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion. The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honours both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known.  This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”

“Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.  And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games.

Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, added that, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before.  It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”

 

Camaraderie

Call of Duty: World War II continues the trend of featuring Hollywood actors to cast the character from around the world. Players take the persona of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young US Army private thrown with his squad into the action. Make the harrowing trek through the European theatre of war with the legendary US 1st Infantry Division. Join up with Allied forces from the UK and French Resistance across the beaches of Normandy before heading to liberate Paris and ultimately, Germany. Ronald “Red” Daniels’ squad must fight alongside a global and diverse cas of characters to achieve ultimate victory.

The single player campaign delivers the gritty authenticity and cinematic intensity of WWII combat, honouring the unforgettable heroism of the Fighting First.

 

 

 

An Immersive Gameplay Experience

Call of Duty: WWII brings to life some of the most iconic moments of World War II, including the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, with incredible visuals and awe-inspiring sound that puts players in the middle of the action

 

Multiplayer

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer brings Call of Duty back to its roots with heart-pumping, iconic boots on the ground gameplay, bringing new levels of immersion and excitement to the Multiplayer experience. Players will face grounded, chaotic combat featuring an arsenal of classic weapons across many of World War II’s most iconic locations, bringing the harsh brutality of the war to life, while immersing the player in the intensity and emotion of the greatest conflict in history. Call of Duty: WWII offers players bold new experiences, exciting new ways to play, and innovative new opportunities to socialise and showcase their accomplishments with friends and the Call of Duty community.

  • HEADQUARTERS

Offering a robust social space dedicated to engagement off the frontlines, Headquarters paves the way for all-new avenues of Multiplayer interaction, recognition and awards unlike anything experienced in the franchise to date.

  • DIVISIONS

A new way to engage in a player’s Multiplayer career – Divisions immerse players in the heroic journey of enlisting in the world’s most historic war. Choose from a variety of Divisions, including Infantry and Armored Divisions.

  • WAR MODE

A new Multiplayer experience that immerses players in iconic World War II battles, where Allied and Axis clash in team-driven gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives.

  • BOOTS ON THE GROUND GAMEPLAY

Multiplayer marks a return to iconic boots on the ground Call of Duty gameplay that fans know and love, featuring an arsenal of World War II-era weapons, and fast-paced, heart-pumping, intense run-and-gun action.

 

All New Co-Operative Mode

There aren’t many details on this new mode at the moment, with more promised soon. However, what we do know for now is the Call of Duty: World War II’s co-operative mode promises to unleash a new and original story that’s packed full of surprises and moments to get the blood pumping. The new standalone game experience is said to take gaming to the next-level, we shall see!

 

Release Details

Call of Duty: World War II is set for release on November 3 2017. At release, 4 versions of the game will be available. These are:

  • Base Edition
  • Digital Base Edition
  • Digital Deluxe Edition with Season Pass content
  • Pro Edition which includes Season Pass content, a collectable Steelbook and more.

PlayStation 4 owners who pre-order can take part in Private Multiplayer BETA but it is unclear if Xbox One and PC will get a BETA as well. It may be that it is only available to PS4.

What is clear is that PlayStation 4 will get content before other platforms.

 

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The Golf Club 2

New Course Editor Trailer

Publisher Maximum Games, responsible for the likes of Troll and I, have today released a new trailer showcasing the Course Editor features of The Golf Club 2 – successor to the successful and popular The Golf Club.  Today’s trailer focuses on the state-of-the-art course editing features so you can build the course of your dreams. Those who have spent many an hour playing The Golf Club, can look forward to an extensively upgraded and expanded course editor. New features include tournament dressings, crowds and TV towers to name a few. The only limit on the course you create is your imagination.

Check out the trailer below to get a peak of what’s in store.

 

More About The Golf Club 2

The Golf Club 2 aims to build upon the success of The Golf Club. Developers HB Studios have added a plethora of new features such as a progressive career mode and the inclusion of dynamic Societies. Perfect your skills in Career Mode before showing them off with online Societies, competing in single games and fully-fledged tournaments.

Pre-ordering The Golf Club 2 now will unlock a tonne of bonus material. The Day One Edition unlocks the following Aristocrat in-game content:

  • Moneybags – Save time and get rich quick with an instant payout that will boost your career and give you serious purchasing power.
  • Elite Club – make your competitors jealous and stand out from the crowd with an exclusive 24 carat solid gold driver.
  • Premier Clubhouse – Gain access to an exclusive high society clubhouse for you and your friends.
  • Heirloom Apparel – Play in style with a throwback outfit from the golden age of golf.
  • Elite Emblem – Add class to your Society logo with a signature badge

 

To find out more about The Golf Club 2 and to pre-order your copy now, head on over to www.thegolfclub2.com. The Golf Club 2 is currently in development from HB Studios and will be published by Maximum Games. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and digital download on PC June 27, 2017.

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Activision’s E3 Expo Lineup

With just over 24 hours till the official opening of this year’s E3 Expo, Activision have revealed what they’ll be wetting our appetites with at the show. Activision will be showcasing what they’re dubbing as “a new era” for the Call of Duty franchise with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the latest in the innovative Skylanders series and the hugely anticipated Destiny will be playable on the show floor, as will Skylander Trap Team.

“This year’s E3 has been years in the making for us,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Each game we are showcasing is the result of our commitment to quality and innovation: our first 3-year development and our first new lead developer on the  Call of Duty franchise in a decade with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Our biggest innovation since we invented the Toys-to-Life category with  Skylanders Trap Team. And the result of over four years of passion, partnership and investment to bring Bungie’s vision for Destiny to life. I think this is the best slate in Activision’s history and I can’t wait for gamers to get a closer look.”

 


Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 1Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

While Sledgehammer Games had a hand in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, they’re now running the show with the development of their first Call of Duty title in the new tri-annual Call of Duty cycle. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare promises to deliver gamers a truly exceptional experience with an immersive and compelling narrative, stunning visuals and all new gameplay which will redefine how Call of Duty is played. With the power of a mechanical exoskeleton, players become an advanced future soldier empowered by an arsenal of never before seen weaponry, new abilities and gameplay mechanics to match. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the first Call of Duty is the first in the franchise to be developed with the now current-gen Xbox One and PS4 consoles as the primary development focus. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare retains its early November slot, this year releasing on the 4th on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Windows PC.

 

Destiny_31Destiny

From the creators of the infamous Halo, Bungie brings us Destiny. An epic action-packed adventure title set in a mysterious universe that resembles our own. Destiny is trailblazing a whole new way to play first person shooters with a story-driven universe filled with single player, cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected in a vast, persistent universe, creating the world’s first “Shared World Shooter”. Players take the role of Guardians of the last city on Earth, wielding incredible powers and exploring the extremities of our solar system. From September 9th, Destiny will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 

 

 

Skylanders-Trap-Team_Snap-ShotSkylanders Trap Team

After the roaring success of Skylanders, see  our review here, Toys for Bob are hard at work creating Skylanders Trap Team. In the next chapter of the Skylanders journey, kinds will be able to take characters out of the digital world and bring them into the real world. In  Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, taking them out the game by capturing them in Traps. Players can then send the villains back into the game where they become playable characters, fighting for good. Skylanders Trap Team will include the Traptanium Portal, a ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also capture villains using Traps.  Skylanders Trap Team introduces new heroes known as Trap Masters and will be available on October 5th in North America for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U. A completely unique version will be available on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system.

 

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E3 Expo LIVE on UGP

E3 Expo LIVE right here on UGP!

 

E3 Expo 2014 was a fantastic event with some really awesome unveils and news coming out of L.A.

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Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer glitch on “Squads” Mode Reported by Users on CoD Community Forum

The Call of Duty Ghosts Community Forum, over the past forty eight hours, has been abuzz with rumours and murmurings of a ‘squads’ mode Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer glitch. According to several users, glitches – on several platforms including Wii U, Windows PC and Sony PlayStation 4 – have found that their ‘squad’ members would simply disappear. The initial cry came from “VoldermortGamer88”, on the Call of Duty community forum. The irate gamer claimed “my guys are disappearing in front of my eyes” and “I try to switch and plan ahead and my buddies are just plain not even there.”

Call-of-Duty-Ghosts-Squads-Screen - Ultimate Gaming ParadiseFor those who don’t know about ‘Squads’ mode, it’s a new way to experience online multiplayer gaming. The mode lets you play alongside or against teams of AI controlled soldiers. A squad consists of a ‘handful’ of AI controlled squaddies who work together to assault or defend against waves of bot-driven teams. The approach is to help widen the appeal of the multiplayer genre by allowing a collaborative individual challenge to the old single player mode approach.

Call of Duty: Ghosts, for those who are of a hermetical disposition, has been hit hard by patch updates. Launch day saw a huge patch download – even before you where allowed to play the game. Thereafter, there have been variances from 1.06 to 1.09 depending on your platform. There have been a lot of column inches on paper and in cyberspace about the development woes and the lack of BETA testing for such a headline product. That said, Activision have said a new patch will be available by the end of December.

That said, the new Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer glitch has been in a mode that other patches haven’t really addressed. Now the game is nearly a month old, people will be moving in to explore more and more features within the game. Extinction is another game mode that has a few rumours of errors and glitches in gameplay. Therefore, just as Christmas is around the corner you can bet your ass that more gamers will vent some serious spleen over the festive period as they explore more and more content from within the buggy Call of Duty Ghosts title.

Call of Duty Ghosts customise your soldier - Ultimate Gaming ParadiseUGP earlier this week published an article on patch updates and the future threat of mass patch updates on the reputation of these next-gen platforms. This new rumour, which has yet to be highlighted by any of the Call of Duty developers, is another sign that the game was rushed. The development and subsequent release has found errors in every single variant of gameplay from “Extinction” to “Campaign” via multiplayer modes. This is just another embarrassment for Activision and co; they need to get on top of these issues. The next-gen consoles first few months are the most important for their continued development. The rumours and issues with the Wii U made developers stay away. Sony and Microsoft need to make developers publish titles that have higher standards of quality control. Only by adhering to strict standards can gamers start to expect excellent game content. Let’s hope that the developers get all this Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer glitch sorted quickly and the game is soon working. We don’t end up with the eternal patching that we had with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or a game that’s taken 6 months of patches just to work like SimCity.

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