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Titanfall: Expedition DLC drops next month. Free and premium content incoming

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments

Respawn has announced “Expedition” has Titanfall’s first DLC release, and will be made available sometime next month. The announcement was made just yesterday at PAX. The new DLC’s story is reportedly set after the main campaign, and the pack includes new brand new three maps. Swampland is set in alien ruins and...

Harmonix: Rock Band and Dance Central will return this generation

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments

Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix has confirmed that their two trademark franchises will return this console generation, exactly how or when however, was not discussed. “[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds,” CEO Alex Rigopulos said as reported via Gamespot. “And...

GameSpy shutdown will not affect old battlefield games

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

There is good news for fans of the old Battlefield games.  When the GameSpy shutdown was announced, it was feared that all the games that used it would stop working.  That list includes a lot of games, and so far only a few publishers have made official statements about how they’re handling the announcement.  EA said today that...

Reddit compiles list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Apr 8th 2014 - No Comments

As reported last week, online matchmaking client GameSpy will shutdown on May 31, 2014.  The community at Reddit’s /r/Games is compiling a list of games that will be affected.  The list is not official by any means, as most publishers have yet to make official comments about the shutdown, and most games have yet to be confirmed...

Bruce Lee confirmed as playable character in EA Sports UFC

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 7th 2014 - No Comments

EA Sports has confirmed Bruce Lee is a playable character in EA Sports UFC. The legendary fighter can be obtained through a pre-order of the game, or by gunning your way through the season on pro difficulty. Speaking of the reveal, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee said the team at EA have “done a great job capturing the look and feel”...

Ex-Naughty Dog writer Amy Hennig joins Visceral to direct next Star Wars project

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 3rd 2014 - No Comments

Former Naughty Dog and Uncharted lead writer Amy Hennig has joined EA at Dead Space developer Visceral Games as creative director on the studios forthcoming Star War project. The announcement comes via Visceral GM Steve Papoutsis over at EA.com, and firmly establishes Amy as the perfect match for the as yet to be announced project. She...

EA’s Peter Moore apologises after “stupid” Wii U Frostbite joke

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 2nd 2014 - No Comments

EA’s COO Peter Moore has issued a public apology to Nintendo after an April 1st joke from the official twitter account for the Frostbite game engine. The joke, which has since been deleted, clearly took a jab at Nintendo’s struggling console with the team behind Frostbite mocking the Wii U “is the most powerful Gen4...

Titanfall’s “FairFight” algorithm being enforced, constantly tweaked to “catch more cheaters”

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 27th 2014 - No Comments

Respawn Entertainment has revealed more details surrounding their anti-cheat system built into Titanfall. The system, named “FairFight”, detects cheaters, bans them, and places them into a “cheater only” pool. This means you can still play the game, but only against other cheater if you modify the game. Here’s...

Battlefield 4′s platoons now available for every player

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Mar 14th 2014 - No Comments

Last month, DICE launched Battlefield 4′s platoon feature, but restricted the creation of new platoons to Premium members of at least level 10. Now it is available for all players. Platoons let up to 100 people collect in a custom-created group name and tag, offering a rank and stats to let you know how you’re performing against...

SimCity offline mode in “final testing” stage, goes live with update 10.0

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 14th 2014 - No Comments

Maxis has confirmed the offline version of SimCity is in its “final testing” period, and will ship with the become active with the latest update for SimCity. Taking to twitter, the official SimCity account revealed the offline mode, which comes in update 10.0, is in the final stages of testing, and that it will be releasing...

New Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer shows the world, enemies and weather systems

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 7th 2014 - No Comments

BioWare has released a brand new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Labelled as the studio’s “most ambitious game to date”, the new trailer shows off the world of Thedas, rendered using Frostbite 3. There’s not only the world to be seen, there’s also enemies, factions and a dynamic weather system in there too. According...

EA cancels Titanfall release in South Africa due to poor “performance rates”

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 7th 2014 - No Comments

EA has confirmed they have decided to cancel the Titanfall release scheduled for South Africa. The news comes direct from the publisher, via the Electronic Arts South Africa facebook page, and reveals the decision was made after the beta revealed poor “performance rates” across the country: “After conducting recent...

Titanfall’s achievements hit the net

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 3rd 2014 - No Comments

The achievements for Titanfall have appeared online. The list come courtesy of xboxachievements.com and reveal Titanfall will ship with 36 achievements from the start, offering an accumulated gamerscore of 1000 points. As far as the achievements go, there’s nothing too spoilerific to be worried about, so hit link above to read...

Titanfall has officially gone gold

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 27th 2014 - No Comments

Respawn has confirmed Titanfall has gone gold. The official confirmation comes, via twitter, and shows the team celebrating the news, with a copy of the game on Xbox One in the foreground: We’re gold!!!!!! #titanfallhttp://t.co/wnaBNIVBa8 — Respawn (@Respawn) February 27, 2014 A recent beta for the title saw over two million...

GOG.com now offering Dungeon Keeper Gold for free, get the details here

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 14th 2014 - No Comments

EA has teamed up with GOG.com to offer Dungeon Keeper Gold for free to all that have an account with the site. The offer runs from now until Sunday February 16th and allows gamers to add Bullfrog’s Dungeon Keeper Gold to their DRM-free library for free. If that wasn’t interesting enough, a special Valentine’s offer...