"Bridging physical and virtual worlds together since 2011, with the blockbuster and revolutionary Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, a new video game genre called toys-to-life was created by Activision. Since then, the Skylanders franchise has went on to generate more than $3 billion in worldwide sales."

This coming week, Destiny will be welcoming back merchant extraordinaire Tess Everis, and it’ll also be introducing her new business model: micro-transactions.
As of Tuesday, October 13th, Ms. Everis will be setting up shop in The Tower once again complete with an all-new look, storefront, and eighteen new emotes via the Eververse Trading Company. This time, her wares will cost you a certain amount of “Silver,” a new in-game currency which you can purchase for some real-life money through Xb...

As much as we hate and despise our virtual enemies, something at the core of our gaming being makes us love our opposition as well – every Tom needs his Jerry, every Road Runner needs his Coyote and every Scooby needs his masked janitor. MenStuff took a closer-look at some of the best and most interesting video game villains we just love to hate.

Jason Redmond writes- Any sort of world sporting event drums up great excitement that makes the regular Joe or Jolene Soap want to put on the virtual sporting gear and become one of the greats. Right now, that’s in the manly, bone-crunching game of rugby, but something is amiss: The game associated with it is awful, just awful.

A first look, sneak peek of the upcoming Battlefield 4 Community Operations DLC from DICE playtest sessions. Battlefield 4™ Community Operations includes Operation Outbreak, a map developed alongside the community as Battlefield 4 players provided feedback, suggestions, and voted in polls to shape its final form. The result is a dense infantry focused jungle map called Operation Outbreak.

"It was a delight to hear at this year’s E3, during Sony’s press conference, the announcement of the next chapter in the epic Destiny saga, The Taken King. With Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition, perfect for new and experienced Guardians alike, you get the complete Destiny experience all in one amazing package. Included is the original game, both DLC expansion packs, and the all-new, keep you on the edge of your seat expansion―The Taken King."

The football season is well underway around the world and there’s no better time than this to release a new game into the genre. First up to the plate was Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, getting a launch ahead of its main rival, FIFA; can it make the head-start count for something and convince gamers this is the go-to football series this year?

This week John, Robert and Nathanael talk about Xbox One bundles, Destiny, Black Ops 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Mario Maker, Amiibo, Game delays, PS4 3.0 Software, Metal Gear, Minecraft and more!

Destiny's year two has begun with a massive patch that should give Destiny an overhaul in certain parts of the game to prepare it for the latest expansion – The Taken King. TheXboxHub give it a full review.

"Each week EA Sports creates a FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) based on players in the real world that are in form for that week. Take a look at the team that will be available for one week from 30th September at 6pm."

"LEGO Dimensions will allow players to expand their imagination with the variety of possibilities that the 14 iconic brands and franchises involved will bring to this toys-to-life adventure. There are many expansion packs already available to add to this exciting concept and these will provide vehicles and mini-figures to build for use on the LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad."

Here’s an extensive compilation of fun things that you can do to lift the mood while taking down the enemy forces in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

TheXboxHub take a look at the latest Rocksmith 2014 dlc, available right now all of which can be picked up as an individual £2.39 purchase or as part of the Brand New Song Pack for £6.39.

"While the extremely busy gaming schedule has already haunted our wallets, October brings even more giant game releases that are set to deliver some unique and exciting experiences for gamers."

You can now preorder NBA 2K16, just check our the annual Momentous trailer. The game looks great and with very detailed graphics and you you afto to see the facial expressions for your self.

Mighty Number 9 has a new release date. Deep Silver announced today that the fan-funded game, which raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter, will be out on February 9, 2016 across last-gen and next-gen consoles as well as PC, Mac and Linux.

You’ve probably heard the claims that wrestling isn’t real, but in WWE 2K16, the grudges sure are. Just over a month ahead of its release, 2K’s given us a glimpse at just what kind of drama we should expect from the arena, and it isn’t pretty.

"Due to the limitations of the Xbox 360 and PS3’s hardware, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will not feature a campaign mode on the Xbox 360 or PS3. The four-player cooperative story mode will be exclusive to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In other words, old-gen gamers are finally being left in the dust."

Jonny Naylor writes- I was excited about The Phantom Pain. It filled the void until Fallout 4’s release. Perhaps I’m about to put my foot in my mouth by saying that I’m not a die-hard Metal Gear fan. I played the first Metal Gear Solid, but that was at least ten years ago, and I know the story well enough to know that to trust an ally is folly, but I’m not well versed in the gameplay and style of Kojima’s masterpiece, and maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy The Phantom Pain, but I don’t think so.

"Apparently a lot of gamers have trouble defeating Oryx the Taken King from Destiny’s latest expansion pack The Taken King for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Oryx is the final boss in the King’s Fall raid. You can’t just shoot him to kill him, you have to exercise a lot of team tactics to take him down and there is a very specific process needed to kill him."

TellTale Games has announced the release date for the upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode. The episodic series will debut on October 13, 2015 with the first episode in a five part series.

"Each week EA Sports creates a FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) based on players in the real world that are in form for that week. Take a look at the team that will be available for one week from 23rd September at 6pm."

With the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 just a matter of weeks away, Activision have today dropped a new behind-the-scenes videos which captures the feel of the sport and shows off its top pros.

TheXboxHub reviews digital only download title, Extreme Exorcism. The game is available for purchase now on numerous formats including Xbox One and Playstation 4.

"Over the decades, I’ve played a lot of video games. A lot of video games. Strangely though, I hadn’t played a Metal Gear title since way back at the end of the 1990s. I was however prepared for something pretty special with The Phantom Pain. I knew that Hideo Kojima would draw me in, but I just wasn’t prepared for how much."