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  • Titanfall 2 Will Have Six New Titans

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    Titanfall was perhaps the most unique first person shooter to be released over the last few years, but the trouble with the first game was that it was quite lacking in content. Fortunately the Respawn Entertainment team have had much more space the second time round to add lots of additional gameplay content.

    We don't know much about the gameplay content available in Titanfall 2, but more details are starting to pour in. Recently it was revealed that Titanfall 2 will have 6 different titan types, all of which will have their own unique abilities.

    First up we have Northstar, an agile titan with weapons that can snipe other titans and soldiers from a distance. Next we have Legion, a support class titan that can use it's variety of ballistics to help defend areas and keep other enemies at bay.

    The third Titan is called Ronin - as the name suggests, this titan is useful up close and personal and holds a samurai-like vibe. Ronin has a phase shift ability that will help him to phase in and out of battle.

    The fourth is called Tone - a titan that can take down individual opponents quickly and efficiently. Ion is the fifth titan and will use a number of energy weapons to take down enemies. Finally, Scorch is the sixth titan. Scorch comes equipped with a number of offensive and defensive fire based abilities.

    By the sounds of it, a lot of thought has gone into each of the new titans and it might just be that the titans will now play a more tactical role on the battlefield.

  • September PlayStation Plus Lineup Revealed

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    The next free games for the September PlayStation Plus lineup have been revealed by Sony. There's a lot to get excited about this month.

    First up on the PlayStation 4 is Lords of the Fallen, which is a game that has been heavily inspired by the Dark Souls franchise. If you'd like a brutally challenging melee combat system then Lords of the Fallen is worth picking up for free this month.

    The next game available on PlayStation 4 is Journey. Many of you may know Journey to be one of those timeless classics that absolutely everybody should play. Journey is an indie game with an impressive set of 2D graphics and a beautifully displayed story. Journey can also be picked up for free on the PlayStation 3 this month.

    The next game for the PlayStation 3 is Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. There was a time where the Prince of Persia action games were a big deal, so if you're looking for some classic 3D platformer action, then The Forgotten Sands is where it's at.

    Datura is a first person adventure game with an eerily mysterious backstory and it has also made it's way to the September PlayStation Plus lineup on the PS3.

    Badland is an award winning platformer game that originally got released on mobile, but has since moved to plenty of other platforms. Badland can be picked up on PS Vita, PS4 and PS3 this month.

    Finally, Amnesia: Memories is available on the PS Vita this month.

  • Black Ops 3 Salvation DLC Detailed

    Black Ops 3 Salvation DLC

    We've finally received details about the final DLC release for Call of Duty Black Ops 3. The final DLC is named Salvation and it will be coming to PlayStation 4 on September 6. The Xbox One release should hit shortly after the PlayStation 4 release.

    The Salvation DLC will include four new maps for multiplayer, other new content and a huge finale for the Zombies storyline that started in previous Black Ops games. The new zombies content for the Salvation DLC will reportedly tie up a cliffhanger from Zombies in Black Ops 2 as well.

    The four new maps also sound quite interesting. Below we have some excerpts about the maps from Activision.

    Citadel - Once home to a powerful medieval army, this ancient castle now sits broken and abandoned. Tight corners force close-quarters engagements, while the moat and drawbridge allows for unique player movement opportunities in this mid-sized map. The last trespassers didn't make it out alive - maybe you'll have a better shot.

    Micro - What's better than a BBQ on a hot summer day? A miniaturised war zone that takes place on a well-stocked family picnic table, that's what! Navigate this bite-size battlefield for a larger-than-life experience.

    Outlaw - Gear up for a showdown in Outlaw; a western-style re-imagining of the fan favourite map Standoff from Black Ops II. This rough-and-tough medium-sized map brings classic engagements, flanking routes and strategic positions for long and medium ranged combat.

    Rupture - The Call of Duty: World at War classic Outskirts is re-imagined as a high-tech facility, designed by a futuristic society desperate to repair the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Division DLC Gets Delayed

    Division DLC Gets Delayed

    Bad news for Division fans - the previously planned DLC content for the Division has now been pushed back to a later date. The reasons for this have been explained in the article below.

    The Division has been an interesting experience for the Ubisoft development team. Whilst The Division received a huge amount of hype leading up to it's release, the interest for the game died out quickly after the majority of it's previous fanbase released the huge amount of problems with the overall game experience.

    The developer has now put their priority on improving the core gameplay experience and this will mean that all of the resources Ubisoft has available for The Division will be used on improving the main gameplay experience, and future DLC content has been delayed as a result of this.

    The Ubisoft team recently mentioned that delaying the DLC will enable them to "strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates as well."

    The next DLC release was planned for update 1.4 in October, but it has now been pushed back to a later date in 2016. As a result, the final DLC, 'Last Stand,' will get a release in early 2017. Update 1.4 will now be dedicated entirely on "bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements."

    Will you be willing to give The Division another chance after Ubisoft makes some much needed improvements to the core gameplay experience?

  • Titanfall 2 Beta is Live

    Titanfall 2 Beta is Live

    The second beta for Titanfall 2 has now gone live for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and you can still get the chance to play it right now. The main goal for this beta from Respawn Entertainment's perspective is to stress test the servers, so it's very easy to get into the beta on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. You can download the Titanfall 2 multiplayer stress test from both the Xbox Games Store and the PlayStation Store from your consoles.

    If you miss the beta this time, don't fret, we'd expect there to be at least another multiplayer stress test before the game gets a final release. Speaking of which, Titanfall 2 is now scheduled for release on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

    Available gameplay content in the beta is understandably quite limited, but this new beta test did see a small addition of new content added. A number of game fixes and tweaks have been made during the beta test, too, so it's clear that Respawn Entertainment still have quite a lot of work to do when it comes to multiplayer balancing.

    Fortunately the beta tests will do wonders for the Titanfall 2 development team. With more beta tests Respawn Entertainment will be able to lock down stable server performance, iron out any obviously overpowered or underpowered content and ensure that the game launch goes as smooth as possible in October.

  • PS4 Slim May Come With New Controller

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    As you may know already, Sony is slowly gearing up to release the PS4 Slim as a new alternative to their current game console. As the name of the console suggests, the PS4 Slim will be a smaller, more lightweight version of the original PlayStation 4. This is a move that Sony has made plenty of times in the past with all of their consoles. In fact, Sony even released a PlayStation One slim, and have been doing so with their main game consoles ever since.

    Because of this, it's no surprise that a PlayStation 4 Slim is on it's way. However, the surprising part is that a newly reworked DualShock 4 controller may be released alongside the PS4 Slim.

    According to rumors, the new controller will have a change to the lightbar. The lightbar is used to signify each player for split-screen games. Each player is given a different color. Players can also change their own color for their profile so that players know that they are signed into their own account when playing on their own.

    On the current variant of the DualShock 4 controller, the lightbar appears on the front of the controller, facing towards the TV when games are being played. In new footage, it appears that the lightbar will appear on top of the touchpad as well. It seems as if the light will 'bleed' through the touchpad, allowing players to see the controller's lightbar color without having to twist the controller towards them.

  • Battlefield 4 Update on PS4 & Xbox One

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    Whilst Battlefield 1 is just around the corner, DICE is still pushing out small updates to Battlefield 4. If you're playing Battlefield 4 still, you may be quite excited to know that a brand new user interface is coming to the game. The new update doesn't include any new content, but it does add a new centralized multiplayer interface for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    The main feature added to the new interface is to allow players to switch between Battlefield games easily. The interface will allow Battlefield 4 players to switch to Battlefield 1 once it has been released, as long as they own Battlefield 1 and have downloaded it to their system. The idea for the interface is quite unique, and it's not something we often see from game franchises that often.

    For now, the interface does not add much more functionality to Battlefield 4, although the interface is a lot tidier now and it is certainly easier to navigate, even if you only ever plan to use it for Battlefield 4.

    If you attempt to select Battlefield 1 without owning it, you will be given the option to purchase the game. It seems like DICE will be periodically suggesting to Battlefield 4 players to purchase Battlefield 1 on the new interface, so the only downside is that it may feel a bit like a big advertisement for the next game to those that do not own Battlefield 1.

    Overall though, we'd say the new interface changes will be welcomed.

  • Halo 5 Anvil's legacy DLC Detailed

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    343 Industries may be cutting down on the amount of content being released for Halo 5: Guardians, but that doesn't mean new content isn't coming. In fact, a brand new content drop will be hitting in September. The release date for Halo 5's Anvil's Legacy DLC will be September 8 and it will see a number of new features, including new REQs, new weapons for Warzone and more.

    Two brand new maps will also be coming to Halo 5 in Anvil's Legacy. The first of which will be a Warzone exclusive and the second will be a remake of Halo 4's Haven. The new Haven remake is called Mercy and it will be perfect for any close quarters game modes like Rumble Pit or team doubles.

    Like previous updates, Anvil's Legacy will also be getting a number of new REQ items. Firstly, three new rare Warzone weapons have been added, including a powerful tactical magnum. There are a number of new common weapon drops added as well, along with some new armor items, new armor colors and a range of legendary weapon skins.

    September 8 will also mark the date that Forge comes to Windows 10, which makes the name Anvil's Legacy a perfect fit. With Forge on the PC, players will have more control over the maps that they create. We expect that plenty of community maps will be added to the map pool for Arena over the next few months as well.

  • Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel DLC Revealed

    Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel DLC

    Dark Souls 3 will be getting it is first DLC on October 25. The DLC will be coming to the PlayStation 4 first and has been named Ashes of Ariandel.

    As you'd expect from a game as epic as Dark Souls 3, the upcoming DLC isn't going to come without a lot of content to get players excited about. Unfortunately we aren't too sure what the content will be just yet. In fact, the announcement for the DLC was only posted on Twitter briefly before it was removed again.

    The announcement did, however, mention that a trailer for the upcoming DLC was planned and we are expecting to see it make ripples across the internet very soon. Past rumors have suggested that the first DLC expansion for Dark Souls 3 will include a major content drop and could feature new maps, weapons, armor sets and additional bosses and enemies.

    We also know that the Ashes of Ariandel will be the first of two DLC packs for Dark Souls 3 and the second will be available next year. Both packs are available for free for those who own the $25 season pass.

    We're expecting a proper announcement for the Dark Souls 3 DLC, along with the announcement trailer at the end of August.

    Hopefully the trailer will include an insight into what the Ashes of Ariandel DLC will include. We're happy to see any new Dark Souls 3 content at this point and we're sure a lot of Dark Souls 3 fans will agree.

  • Blood Ties DLC for Tomb Raider Revealed

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    A brand new trailer for an upcoming DLC release for Rise of the Tomb Raider has been uploaded to the internet. The trailer showcases that the new DLC will be named Blood Ties and it will have some juicy new story content for players to check out.

    The new DLC will be available as part of the season pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider and both PC and Xbox One players will be able to download it once it has been released.

    The Blood Ties DLC for Rise of the Tomb Raider will focus on Lara's childhood home. Lara will take a visit to her home to uncover some mysteries about her past. Along the way, Lara will find out new secrets about the Croft Manor and it'll inevitably end with a zombie invasion with Lara's dream world.

    We're sure you weren't expecting to see zombies in Lara Croft, we certainly weren't, but we can't deny that we're quite interested to see how the whole thing turns out. Hopefully, the new Blood Ties story content, along with the 'Lara's Nightmare' zombie invasion game will be a whole bunch of fun.

    The new DLC will be available soon for Xbox One and PC. The DLC will also be available as part of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on the PlayStation 4, which will be releasing on October 11.

    What do you think of the Blood Ties DLC so far? Will you be playing it?

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