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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow

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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow

A new four-player co-op mode is coming to Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment has announced.

Frontier Defense is a wave survival-style affair, and will be playable on all 24 of the game's maps.

Players will battle new enemies, and current enemies will be given new behaviours.

“You and your team will face down familiar foes as well as the IMC's newest combat units: hordes of Grunts and Spectres, stealthy Sniper Spectres and Cloak Drones, explosive Suicide Spectres and Nuclear Titans, ranged Mortar Titans, and even melee-resistant Arc Titans!” said Respawn.

Stationary turrets can be deployed around the battlefield, and new Loadout Crates will allow players to switch loadouts at will, while refilling ammo and ordnance.

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Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails

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Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails

A class action lawsuit accusing EA of misleading investors over Battlefield 4 has been dismissed by a federal judge in the US.

Last December, San Francisco law firm Robbins, Geller, Rudman, and Dowd filed a complaint against EA on behalf of anyone who bought EA stock between July 24 and December 4.

The suit claimed EA executives withheld information about pre-launch issues with Battlefield 4 from shareholders.

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First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

The first downloadable add-on for Alien: Isolation will add a three new maps to Survival Mode and a new playable character.

Called Corporate Lockdown, the DLC pack will be available on October 28.

The new character is Seegson executive Ransome. He has been abandoned by his paymasters and must escape by navigating three new maps: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.

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The GTA V beta is a lie

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The GTA V beta is a lie

Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are fake.

The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.

"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."

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Dragon Age producer: 30 fps is suitable for some games

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Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games

Dragon Age: Inquisition producer Aaryn Flynn believes that 30 frames per second can be better in some situations than the generally-accepted holy grail of 60.

Inquisition’s frame rate has not yet been announced, although earlier this week it was revealed that it will run at 900p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4.

“For me, to move to 60 fps, very crudely, you’re halving the amount of time you have to render anything,” Flynn told VentureBeat,

“Something has to be given up to achieve 60. For the right game that may be the thing you have to do.”

Beyond aiming for the best frame rate for the type of game you’re making, a steady frame rate is the most important thing, said Flynn.

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

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Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.

Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is coming out a week earlier than expected, and to celebrate, Deep Silver has detailed the game’s ‘Seven Deadly Weapons’.

“Can the Devil and his demonic allegiance withstand the persuasiveness of Johnny's unrighteous arsenal?” the publisher asked.

“Have a look at this new video featuring the seven deadly weapons and check out a description of the weapons below (don't be shy, curiosity is not a sin).”

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access

EA has added PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to EA Access.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is available now, and EA Access subscribers will get full access to the game, plus all downloadable content packs and customisation options.

The tongue-in-cheek shooter focuses on online play with two 12 versus 12 competitive modes, Garden & Graveyards and Team Vanquish, and one four-player cooperative mode.

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EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market

EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market

Soccer may not be our national sport, but when it comes to sporting videogames it appears that EA's FIFA series suffers no rivals.

Not only did FIFA 15 debut at number one on NPD Group's New Zealand retail charts, but EA has today announced that sales in Australia and New Zealand are up 62.75 percent over last year's FIFA 14.

An EA spokesperson told MCVPacific that the game's success was due to the series' "player-first approach".

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There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare

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There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer Games' Michael Condrey has said there will be no quick-scoping in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Speaking with 3 News, Condrey said Sledgehammer had worked to reduce the aim assist that some Call of Duty snipers exploited by quick-scoping in competitive multiplayer.

"Let me put it this way, sniper classes are not going to be overpowered relative to their peers," Condrey said. "The ability to master a sniper rifle and be great at it will be equal to the ability to master any other class.

"We’ve done some things to make sure snipers are not able to take advantage of their properties – for example, there are attachments based on weapon classes that are specific. The ability to quick-draw with an assault rifle is important, but you don’t want to have the ability to quick-draw with a sniper rifle because that lends itself to being a faster, quick-scope model.

"We spent a lot of time trying to focus on it so I think sniper class players will find that it’s a really rewarding experience, but it won’t be over-powered relative to their peers."

News Index


Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
NEWS EA was optimistic rather than deceitful.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
3
A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
NEWS Part of biggest update yet.
PC, 360, XO
4
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
NEWS Called Corporate Lockdown.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
The GTA V beta is a lie
The GTA V beta is a lie
NEWS You can ignore those emails.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
NEWS A modern classic returns.
PC, 360, XO, Vita
1
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
NEWS Timestream randomised.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
NEWS Also needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
NEWS Six games now available on the program.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
NEWS What players want also important.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
NEWS Game coming a week early.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
NEWS Up 62% on last year.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
NEWS Warner plays up story elements.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS On class balancing.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
29
Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
NEWS In early 2015.
360, PS3
Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats
Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats
NEWS 3.2 million play every day
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
NEWS Letterboxing also for gameplay purposes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
8
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
NEWS Back to the bikini model.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
10
Dragon Age: Inquisition console resolutions, PC specs detailed
Dragon Age: Inquisition console resolutions, PC specs detailed
NEWS A trailers and gameplay too.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Bungie calls for feedback on Destiny's Iron Banner event
Bungie calls for feedback on Destiny's Iron Banner event
NEWS Not working as advertised, say players.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Capcom requires two million sales before a sequel is considered – Ono
Capcom requires two million sales before a sequel is considered – Ono
NEWS No more Darkstalkers.
360, PS3
6
Minecraft hits Vita next week
Minecraft hits Vita next week
NEWS Minecraft mini.
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
It's free to upgrade to a new-gen version of COD: Advanced Warfare
It's free to upgrade to a new-gen version of COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS Within console family, includes DLC.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Dragon Age: Origins is currently free on PC
Dragon Age: Origins is currently free on PC
NEWS Growing the audience for Inquisition.
PC, 360, PS3
Re-Release
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Destiny's Iron Banner event removes PvP balancing
Destiny's Iron Banner event removes PvP balancing
NEWS Let your gear do the talking.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Bungie discusses matchmaking for Destiny raids
Bungie discusses matchmaking for Destiny raids
NEWS "You've been heard."
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
6
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
NEWS One does not simply discuss bugs.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
13
Former COD director to US govt: brainwash people with marketing
Former COD director to US govt: brainwash people with marketing
NEWS The war for your mind.
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
12
State of Decay sells two million copies without advertising
State of Decay sells two million copies without advertising
NEWS Zombie popularity unwavering.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
2
The Walking Dead: Season Two out this month on new-gen consoles
The Walking Dead: Season Two out this month on new-gen consoles
NEWS Last-gen hits retail too.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, Mac, iOS
Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare
Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare
NEWS Battle for the taco.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person