• Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gets Space Battle Trailer

    star wars battlefront 2 space battleOne of the first complaints that players had with the first DICE Battlefront game was that the game didn't have any space battles.

    This was a feature in the original Battlefront franchise that a lot of fans appreciated. Thankfully, Battlefront 2 will be getting space battles and the gameplay has been showcased in a brand new trailer from EA.

    A brand new game mode is coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 called Starfighter Assault - this is the mode that will incorporate most of the new space gameplay. In Starfighter Assault, one team must work together to destroy a starfighter, while the other team must try to keep it alive.

    Players will have the opportunity to fly through space in a number of popular Star Wars spaceships, including TIE Fighters and A-Wings.

    Besides the space combat, everything else about the new Starfighter Assault mode will remain the same. This means players will be able to use various pickups spread around the arena.

    Players will also get the chance to fly different spaceships that belong to the heroes in Battlefront 2. As an example, Darth Vader's unique TIE Fighter is available as a hero power-up.

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to launch on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Starfighter Assault game mode will be available at launch, alongside a number of other game modes.

    Some game modes will be making a return, while a number of new game modes will be brought to the Battlefront franchise for the first time. Some games, such as the Starfighter Assault mode, will be based on game modes from the first two Battlefront games.

  • Battlefront 2 is Coming 2017

    battlefront 2 2017It's almost been two years since the first DICE Battlefront game, and now another one is on the horizon.

    The first DICE-EA Battlefront tile may not have been accepted well by the community, but DICE has had chance to learn from their mistakes and they're hoping Battlefront 2 will be appreciated by FPS and Star Wars fans alike.

    First things first, the new Battlefront 2 game is slated for a Holiday 2017 release, which means it'll most likely arrive around the same time of the year the first Battlefront title did in 2015. DICE will also be getting help this time round from another studio. The studio which has been hired to help out is none other than Criterion, the same guys behind the explosive Burnout video game series.

    Another newly formed development team named Motive Studios will also be helping out. So far we're not sure how much of a part either of the other two developers will play in the development process, but DICE will be the main team, with Criterion and Motive offering additional support.

    Battlefront 2 will feature a number of changes when compared to the original. Firstly, Battlefront 2 will have a single player campaign, which is an area that the original received a lot of complaints for. Battlefront 2 will also feature gameplay from all Star Wars eras, so this could include the original trilogy, episode 1, 2, 3 and all of the newer movies.

  • Titanfall 2 to Get Free Trial

    titanfall-2-freeRespawn Entertainment is going to great lengths to get new players into the world of Titanfall 2.

    Alongside EA's help, Respawn has now released a free trial for Titanfall 2 that will allow players to try out the game before purchasing it.

    The trial has launched as a freebie for those with EA Access or Origin Access. Alternatively, those without EA/Origin Access can pay $4.99 for the first month, cancel their subscription and then use their first month to play the Titanfall 2 trial. The best option though, is for players to wait till December 2nd and pick up the trial for free - at this point, even those without Origin Access will have the ability to play the trial on PS4, Xbox One or PC.

    The Titanfall 2 trial will end on December 4 - after the trial ends, players will be able to purchase the game if they'd like to continue with the stats they left with. The trial will be limited to multiplayer, but there will be no content restrictions and the trial can be played without any time limits.

    Players will essentially be given the full Titanfall 2 multiplayer experience for free until December 4. To make it sweeter, a brand new content drop will hit on December 3rd, and all trial players will be able to experience the new content and new multiplayer map.

    Will you be trying out Titanfall 2 during the free trial period? It's the perfect time to do it.

  • Battlefield 1 Digital Buyers Can Get Disc-Free Collector's Edition

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    If you are planning to purchase the digital version of Battlefield 1, or have already made a digital pre-order, you may be happy to hear that Amazon is offering a version of the Collector's Edition without the disc. This means that owners of the digital version of Battlefield 1 are given the opportunity to buy the extra in-game content and physical bonuses without having to fork out for the copy of the game for a second time.

    This also gives an upgrade option for physical Battlefield 1 owners that would like to get the extra content. Without the disc you can pick up the collector's edition for $129.99. On the other hand, the version without the game costs $189.99. The Xbox One version is currently available for $209.99 on Amazon, so the non-disc version is certainly good on your wallet when compared to the other versions. It's great that EA has finally given us the option to be able to purchase the extra content without buying the game again.

    You may be wondering what is included in the collector's edition. You can view the features below or take a closer look at the image provided above.

  • Collector's Edition Statue (14" Tall)
  • Exclusive Steel book
  • Exclusive cloth poster
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive DLC content
  • Exclusive patch and Premium packaging
  • We don't think that the additional content will be at all necessary for the standard Battlefield player, especially considering that most of the content includes physical-based features such as the collector's edition statue.

  • Titanfall Devs Making New Star Wars Games

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    Star Wars is going to blow up. Again. The revitalization of the Star Wars franchise is being charged ahead by plenty of big time companies, including the likes of Disney and EA. On the gameplay front, EA has a huge amount of resources at their disposal to use as they please, one such resource being Respawn Entertainment, the development team that launched Titanfall.

    Whilst Respawn Entertainment are currently working on the development of Titanfall 2, they've also undertaken the task to develop a brand new Star Wars title. We know absolutely nothing about the title yet, other than it will be considered an "all-new third-person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe."

    Don't worry if you're concerned about Respawn juggling too much at once. They might be the biggest development team out there but rumors suggest that Titanfall 2 is nearing completion and it may even be launching later this year, so this leaves a lot of the current development team with little to work on in regards to the first Titanfall sequel.

    Respawn Entertainment isn't the only development team under EA's umbrella that'll be working on a new Star Wars game. In fact, the entire following list of development studios, all of which are now owned or partly owned by EA, will be working on a Star Wars game.
    + Capital Games
    + Visceral Games
    + DICE
    + BioWare
    + Motive
    Too much Star Wars? Well, the Star Wars universe is massive and each of these teams are highly skilled and have their own experience with different video game genres. We think it could go well for EA, although the thought of a new Star Wars title will start to get less and less exciting for existing fans.

  • Star Wars Battlefront Won't Have Episode 7 DLC

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    With the release of Battlefront in November and Star Wars Episode 7 in December, it seems like perfect sense to add some Episode 7 themed DLC into Battlefront in the near future. Unfortunately DICE has revealed that they do not have any plans to release any Episode 7 themed content for the new Battlefront and in fact Battlefront will only include content from the original prequel trilogy.

    DICE definitely has some DLC in plan for Battlefront in 2016 but all of the new maps and content will be themed around episodes 4, 5 and 6.

    You may be wondering why DICE decided to create the Battle of Jakku map if Battlefront will only focus on the first three movies. According to Star Wars lore, Battlefront's Battle of Jakku map takes place 29 years before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so whilst it's still ahead of the first prequel episodes, it still is within the realms of Star Wars Episode 6 as opposed to The Force Awakens.

    The news came via a Twitter post, which read as, "Our team is focusing on the original trilogy for this release of Star Wars Battlefront."

    The way this is worded is quite interesting. Whilst it does mean that Battlefront will not be getting any non-prequel content for the release of the game, EA and DICE may make plans to make content based on Episode 7 in the future. If there are future Battlefront games, these could also include content from different Star Wars eras.

  • There is a Star Wars Battlefront Invincibility Glitch

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    Right now an increasing number of reports from players are coming in that suggests there is a glitch in Star Wars Battlefront that grants players invincibility. So far there doesn't seem to be any clear, reproducible steps to use the invincibility glitch, but it seems to involve a method used to commit suicide in a match.

    One possible method to perform this glitch requires a player to spawn a vehicle under another vehicle - this will push the newly spawned vehicle under the ground. In most cases it seems like players are instantly killed when trying to reproduce the glitch but at times players manage to trick the game into thinking they are dead but they are still alive.

    In this case, players are able to attack enemies but they can't take damage, essentially making them invincible till the end of the match. DICE has not yet released a statement about the cheat but we doubt they will ban players for using it considering that it is a glitch.

    The glitch has been in the game since the launch so hopefully DICE can fix it soon. If you feel like using the glitch yourself, there are plenty of tutorials online, although none of them report an easy-to-reproduce method. It seems like no matter what method you try, you'll have to give it multiple tries before it finally works.

    Would you ever consider using a glitch like this online against other players?

  • New Need for Speed will Have free DLC

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    Despite being published by EA, the new Need for Speed game may be very generous to players when it comes to DLC and other paid for content past the base game price. If you've been paying attention to the video games industry recently you'll have noticed that it's basically become common practice to put DLC or even microtransactions in full AAA games these days so it's always a refreshing change when a developer goes against the norm.

    Craig Sullivan, the creative director for the new Need for Speed game has revealed that the upcoming title will not have any DLC content that is paid for, and on top of that there will be no microtransactions. On top of having no extra paid content, there will be additional content after the launch of Need for Speed that will be given to players for free.

    Craig Sullivan didn't rule out the possibility of paid DLC in the future, but it seems very unlikely - their plans are not to create any extra paid content and it looks like they'd like to stick to that for as long as possible.

    "Everything we're doing is focusing on listening to what the fans are asking for. They're certainly not saying to us, 'Can you build a load of stuff and charge us for it?' They're not saying that, so we're not doing that. I know some people when we do press like this, they say, 'Yeah, but I'm sure it'll all change in a week or two, or six months.' It's not going to. The plan is that there are no transactions in this game. All of the content that we're going to give you - a pretty substantial amount in the future, starting pretty soon - is going to be free. That's what players deserve."

  • Don't Worry, CD Projekt Red is Not Being Bought Out by EA

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    Recently a rumor has spread. The rumor has caused a lot of panic in the gaming community and there is a good reason for it. CD Projekt Red has been praised for being such a community driven development studio, especially since the release of The Witcher 3, but according to a rumor, EA were looking into buying out the entire CD Projekt Red team.

    If this plan were to go ahead, EA would essentially have full control over all of CD Projekt Red's future content, which, as you can imagine, has struck fear in a lot of Witcher fan hearts.

    Fortunately, the rumors have now been dismissed and absolutely 100% denied by CD Project Red. Below, a translated version of CD Projekt's chief executive Adam Kicinski's statement on the rumor has been posted.

    "Usually we don't comment on rumors, but it's time to deny the one about takeover because it spread too far. In the name of the board, I would like to state: No, we are not in any talks about the sale of CD PROJEKT RED or GOG. Also, the document verifying the identity/credentials of the source is not real."

    So, there's two important pieces of information to take from the latest announcement from Kicinski. Firstly, you should always take rumors with a pinch of salt - there is always the chance that a rumor may be completely faked simply to gain some internet attention.

    Secondly, CD Projekt Red is definitely not being purchased by EA so there's nothing to worry about there. We'll be able to enjoy The Witcher 3 and all of Cd Projekt Red's future games without any interruption by other third party publishers.

  • A Look Into How Publishers are Breaking the Gaming Industry

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    An article keeps popping up on Computerandvideogames, and in fact, at the time of writing, it was the most popular post on the entire website, despite it being written around 4 years ago. The article reveals a story about DICE, and their overall succumb to publisher pressure, and the article, four years later, is filled with irony and unfortunately, not of the funny kind.

    The article depicts an interview with DICE's senior producer at the time with Xbox World 360 Magazine asking all of the questions. One question that made the title of the article was about paid-for content, maps and DLC.

    At the time a DLC pack for Modern Warfare 2 was released for 1200 Microsoft Points, however, it was met with quite a lot of frowns on that day. The reason for this was because DICE had released a free DLC pack on the exact same day for their game at the time, Battlefield Bad Company 2.

    When asked about all of this, Patrick Bach, DICE's senior producer at the time, stated that "We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together."

    The unfortunate truth about this is that 4 years later, DICE have broken their promise, and I really do not doubt them. It's down to publishers like EA that are putting too much pressure on developers who just want to make good games, and whilst the gaming industry is still flourishing to this day, all of these business decisions being made by publishers in the form of DLC, micro-transactions and the like are causing the average game to become nothing more than a consumer and a customer, with a wallet filled with cash.

    Patrick Bach's last sentence in the article was "We're owned by EA but we're still very much DICE," and I think those first few words wrap it all up really.

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