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Peaky Blinders video game FREE on Xbox One: The Season 6 hype begins here

Xbox Gold subscribers can download a couple of video games for free this weekend, as Peaky Blinders Mastermind and Hunting Simulator 2 join the Free Play Days promotion.

The latest batch of Xbox Gold free games can be downloaded and played from now until the morning of May 10.

The only drawback is that the Xbox One games are only available to Gold subscribers, and just for a limited time. Think of it like a modern day rental – only for free.

If you want to continue playing after the free period comes to an end, you can purchase both games at a discounted price.

Peaky Blinders Mastermind, for example, is reduced to to just £6.59. That’s a saving of 67% on the original asking price. It’s a great way to get hyped for series 6 later this year.

Elsewhere, Hunting Simulator 2 is available for half of its original price, costing £24.99 instead of £49.99.

And don’t worry about having to start all over again or missing out on in-game Achievements, because all progress carries over to the paid release.

You can download both games by visiting the Free Play Days section on the Xbox website, or by visiting the storefront via the Xbox dashboard.

As a reminder, Xbox One games are also playable on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S via backwards compatibility.

In case you didn’t know about the Peaky Blinders video game, the aim is to pull off the perfect crime.

“Just like Tommy Shelby, become the Peaky Blinders’ Mastermind by pulling off increasingly complex and perfectly synchronized plans,” reads the official description.

“Whether you’re a fan of the multi-award winning BBC and Netflix TV show, or just a fan of puzzle-adventure games, don’t miss your chance to take control of key members of the Shelby family and become the Mastermind as you freely reset and rewind each character’s path and tune their actions for perfect coordination.

“Each mission is an increasingly complex puzzle to be solved undetected and on time. To achieve the highest mission rating, you will need to choose and coordinate the right characters and abilities to execute the optimum Peaky Blinders plan.”

Hunting Simulator 2, on the other hand, is a shooter in which players explore beautiful countryside while hunting animals.

“Set off with your hunting dog and explore vast, open worlds from the plains of Colorado to the forests of Europe,” reads the official description.

“With official gear from the best hunting brands, track down animals in their natural environment, approach them carefully by studying their behaviour, and bring your trophies home.”

The Xbox Free Play Days promotion runs most weeks, so check back next weekend for the latest news on the free games.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

GBSB contestants prove their worth in Peaky Blinders challenge

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This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV

A baker boy cap, popularised by the drama Peaky Blinders, set the standard for week three of The Great British Sewing Bee.

All the talented contestants, including East Yorkshire’s very own Cathryn Tosler-Waudby and Andrew Aspland, impressed the judges last night.

Hull maths teacher Andrew was the least fazed by the fiddly pattern challenge, being the only sewer to have made hats before.

But when his soft tailored cap – dubbed “the hoodie of the 19th century” by host Joe Lycett – came under scrutiny, judge Esme Young attacked the hand-covered button that topped off the design.

“I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley on a night,” said Andrew. “Not only did she destroy the button, she pulled it off the hat as well.”

At the opening of the BBC One show, Andrew had said Gent’s Classic Week suited his style but he hoped pride would not come before a fall and, as the stitchers all began to struggle with their hats, he admitted: “I’ve left myself short of time.”

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Cathryn Tosler-Waudby sets to work in the transformation challenge
Cathryn Tosler-Waudby sets to work in the transformation challenge

After the three hours given to create the hats from 19 pattern pieces, judge Patrick Grant said: “There are one or two that look half-baked.”

Patrick liked Andrew’s choice of colours and “very good” alignment of the cloth pieces but felt it was and untidy sew that earned Andrew only seventh place.

Former dinner lady Cathryn, from East Yorkshire, was placed fourth for her “good-looking hat”, according to Patrick.

Andrew Aspland realises his made-to-measure utility jacket is going to be too snug
Andrew Aspland realises his made-to-measure utility jacket is going to be too snug

The next test of their sewing skills saw the stitchers transforming second-hand men’s suit jackets and blazers into a woman’s garment, with Cathryn saying: “Repurpose, recycle, I am very up for that. I love the idea that something can be something else.”

In the 90 available minutes, Cathryn fashioned a little tunic dress out of her old jackets, but Patrick thought there was “too much going on” with it and Esme said: “It doesn’t look very thought-out to me.”

The creation gave Catherine ninth place and Andrew fared only a little better in eighth spot with his skirt made from four sleeves, laced together with contrasting cord.

It was looking like only three of the contestants were safe, not including Andrew or Cathryn, as the stitchers went into the final made-to-measure round, fashioning a casual utility jacket with at least three pockets for a real male model.

Andrew’s metal worker-inspired jacket in orange and blue twill jacket had no fewer than eight pockets, while Cathryn’s design, with a fun contrast fabric under the collar, was inspired by her son Shaun, who was an air cadet.

Appraising the emerging creations, the judges said Andrew’s jacket looked “far too small”, while Cathryn was hammering in fasteners, saying: “I am not an aggressive person, honestly.”

Of Cathryn’s design, Esme said: “I really like this fabric and I love that you have made the under-collar vibrant and bright.” Patrick said the garment was “neatly sewn”.

Great British Sewing Bee judge Esme Young appraises Cathryn's made-to-measure jacket
Great British Sewing Bee judge Esme Young appraises Cathryn’s made-to-measure jacket

Patrick said of Andrew’s creation: “You had a great big issue with the size of this jacket but you recovered it and pretty well.”

Esme thought Andrew’s jacket was “great”.

Both East Yorkshire stitchers now go forward to week four – International Week – of the ten-week contest to find the UK’s best amateur sewer.

The Great British Sewing Bee airs on BBC One on Wednesdays at 9pm.

Helen McCrory's on-screen son from Peaky Blinders, Finn Cole, pays tribute 'Thank you mum'

The London-born actor went on to reveal that his late co-star was behind some of the success he’d gained in his acting career.

Finn continued: “She was also someone that I also thank for a lot of the success in my career, the lessons she taught me onscreen and off screen, she pulled a performance out of me that I didn’t even think I was capable of and that’s credit to what a talent she was.”

“She was witty, classy and just really f*****g cool, far too young and beautiful to play my mother.”

The star went on to state that he would miss his on-screen mum “greatly.”

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

Sam Neill ‘devastated’ at death of 'brilliant' Peaky Blinders co-star Helen McCrory

The actor, known for her roles in Harry Potter films and TV series Peaky Blinders, died aged 52 after a “heroic battle” with cancer. Ms McCrory’s husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced the sad news on Twitter.
He tweeted: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from family and friends.

“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives.”

Fellow actor Mr Neill, who starred alongside Ms McCrory in Peaky Blinders, posted a moving tribute on Twitter.

He wrote: “Goodbye. Devastated my friend #HelenMcCrory died today.

“That brilliant woman- the greatest of actors. I so loved our time on #PeakyBlinders.

“She was witty, kind, skilled. Riotously funny.. and so damn cool. So young. Heartbroken for Damien +her family.”

Mr Neill played the sinister Northern Irish detective, Major Chester Campbell, in Peaky Blinders.

He is well-known for his role as Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park.

READ MORE: Helen McCrory ‘raised millions working tirelessly for others’

“She elevated and made humane every scene, every character she played.

“It was a privilege to have worked with this brilliant woman, to have shared so many laughs over the years.

“I will dearly miss my pal. My love and thoughts are with Damian and her family.”

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed