Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

November's Got Game

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

November's Got Game

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Byline: GAME ON With Cheryl Mullin

WHILE most of us have our thinking caps on for Christmas gift ideas, let's not lose sight of the great titles which hit the shelves this month.

There are new adventures with the return of Call of Duty, LA Noire makes a reappearance on the new consoles and as if we weren't excited enough for Star Wars, Battlefront II arrives.

This month also brings Black Friday (Nov 24), when you might be able to bag yourself a real pre-Christmas bargain - if you can wait that long to play, that is.

CALL OF DUTY WWII PS4, XBOX ONE, PC. Release: November 3 THE last Call of Duty, Infinite Warfare, saw the franchise venturing into space with all the sci-fi fun and games you'd expect.

This new release sees the series return to its roots, with a game set in WWII.

Landing in Normandy on D-Day, you have to make your way across Europe with your team, taking part in infamous battles such as the Battle of the Bulge and Battle of Hurtgen Forest.

A word of warning to players buying the game on release. There's a 9GB day-one patch which, while not the biggest patch in the history of gaming, is certainly a whopper when you're eager to get up and running.

Early leaks also suggest there are as little as 10 playable maps available at launch - but all will become clear when the game becomes available on Friday.

XBOX ONE X Release: November 7 PREVIOUSLY known as Project Scorpio, Microsoft's new console was the standout of the company's keynote address at this year's E3 conference.

Unbelievably, it's smaller than the Xbox One S, but far more powerful than any previous console - including Sony's impressive PS4 Pro.

The X features a 6-teraflop graphical processing unit, backed up with 12GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and an AMD CPU running at 2.3GHZ - all kept chilled with a new liquid cooling system.

It boasts a fully-featured 4K player and a multimedia entertainment hub, and is backwards compatible with all previous Xbox One accessories and software. …

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