Train2Game News Final Fantasy XV IGN Premiere

Take a trip to Eos on 22nd November  as IGN and Square Enix Ltd., team up to offer fans a chance to attend an exclusive immersive event where the world of FINAL FANTASY® XV will be brought to life. 
Hosted in London, the FINAL FANTASY XV IGN Premiere will allow guests to experience some of the many locations that appear in the game first-hand, as well as play the epic open-world adventure a week before its release. 

“IGN Premiere is all about celebrating the most storied franchises in gaming with an immersive theatre experience that is then streamed out to the world. FINAL FANTASY XV has an incredibly rich universe, story and characters which makes it the perfect fit for the IGN Premiere concept that we look forward with sharing with our viewers across the globe” said Alex Simmons, UK Editor-in-Chief, IGN.

Tickets will be limited and you will need to register your interest by signing up for a chance to win before midday on 9th November at premiere.ign.com where the terms and conditions can also be found . Ticket winners will be notified the next day and have until 23:59 GMT on 13th November to confirm attendance. The event is only open to UK residents aged 18 or over and you will need to bring photo ID.

If you’re not able to attend, tune in to the one-hour live stream on IGN starting at 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET on November 22nd for never-before-seen content, interviews with the team behind FINAL FANTASY XV and many more surprises! To join in the discussion, use #IGNPremiereFFXV to tag your tweets.

FINAL FANTASY XV will be available on the 29th November for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. For more information on FINAL FANTASY XV, visit: http://www.finalfantasyxv.com . To watch the recently released CG cinematic trailer, “Omen”, visit: https://youtu.be/8ivTFP7Qa-Y

Train2Game News: Mid-week round up – 10.5.12

The OnLive console is not dead according to CEO Charles Jablonski and UK general manager Bruce Grove. The new plan is all about forming partnerships to provide OnLive’s service, instead of relying on PCs and its own console.

The Volus race has come to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer with the new DLC, The Retaliation Pack. The comic relief character has been put in to the online game play to show the ever expanding war according to BioWare’s Chris Schanche. The new pack also sees the return of The Collectors to battle against.

Earlier this week it was announced that Windows 8 will primarily use real world currency over Microsoft points. This had the games world speculating that the Xbox Live Arcade was going to start phasing out MS points. Microsoft have announced this is not the case. XBLA will still use the previous points system.

Rovio and LucasArts have teamed up in an interesting combination to create Angry Birds Star Wars. The game will see the birds dressed as the main Star Wars protagonists and the pigs are going to be dressed as Storm Troopers and Darth Vader. The levels will be famous Star Wars locations such as Hoth and Tattooine. The game is being released November 8 for iOS.

IGN have brought their application to Xbox in the UK. The app is already available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the USA. The app offers content, shows and access to its pro-gaming league.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook has now surpassed one billion users. Since Facebook’s formation in 2004, it has seen more than 140 billion friend connections made, 219 billion photos uploaded, and 1.13 trillion likes. Facebook’s director of developer products said around a quarter of its active user base, about 230 million people, play games on the site in a month. He also noted that Facebook has more than 130 apps.

A one-man company, Cryptic Sea, has created a game called A New Zero. The game has no animation and only uses physics for any movement in the first person shooter. In addition, visuals are also procedurally generated, chopping Zero’s total size below a single megabyte. You can download the game from Cryptic Sea’s website.