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Homefront Ultimate Edition Announced

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Homefront Ultimate Edition Announced

It's Homefront, But More Ultimate-ley

Homefront might not have been the CoD-conqueror publisher THQ was hoping for - it's unlikely Call of Duty will ever be beaten until Activision themselves slip up - but its claimed itself an audience large enough to convince the brass to greenlight a sequel, although sadly at the cost of the original team, who've since been terminated.

However, fans of the original Homefront can look forward to a bombastic 'Ultimate Edition', set to hit shelves by the end of the current financial year. That's March 31st, so it's due in the next few months. However, THQ has yet to reveal just what this 'Ultimate Edition' entails, although it's not hard to imagine a bundled offering of the original game plus all the DLC and some tired collectable. How about a figurine of a solider, dramatically posing? That's original. [Eurogamer]

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DivideByZero  Jan. 10, 2012 at 14:18

"it's unlikely Call of Duty will ever be beaten until Activision themselves slip up "

Ah hahahahahahah.

lukekey  Jan. 10, 2012 at 14:56

"it's unlikely Call of Duty will ever be beaten until Activision themselves slip up "

Ah hahahahahahah.


true though!! there are 3 cod games at the mo that you will always get a game on,and more peole are playing battlefield3 but cod is still far and away the best seller.

DivideByZero  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:52

Yeah well, snub your players enough times and people will walk.

I don't know anyone who is remotely interested in the next CoD any more. All my mates and people I chat to at work have all had enough of CoD and have said they wont buy more games / map packs etc.

Tsung  Jan. 10, 2012 at 16:30

To be fair, when the next COD is announced them players will change their minds.. They always do.. :/

I enjoyed Homefront when I played it, it was like COD but not like COD, the ability to earn Battle Points for Kill Streak rewards was much better than a straight Kill for Kill Streak reward COD Style.

I still cannot understand the fuss over BF3; however, I've had bad games and good games of it. When in a bad game, being locked down by endless RPG fire makes the game feel worse that any Noob Tuber in COD. It's one of the issues I have with BF3, another is when partying with friends, we join a server only to be split up by auto balance (COD doesn't do this).

Seriously, BF3 is BF2 in a shiny new coat. It's the same game, same issues, no thought put into people joining a server to play together. No thought put into penalising players who use the RPG + ammo resupply as a cheap infantry killing machine. No thought put into being killed by a team member only to be rezzed, to be killed by them again, rinse, repeat. No thought into logically kicking and banning hackers, people getting stupidly impossible scores in minutes of playing the game. :/

Late  Jan. 10, 2012 at 16:50

(A little off topic, but meh - let me rant...)
In the space of only a few months I've gone from being a massive fan of FPS games to being rather indifferent toward the whole genre. Was looking forward to both BF3 and MW3, and found both fairly enjoyable - but neither stayed in the machine for more than a few days (most CODs having spent the best part of a year in my 360).
I believe there's a map pack or two out for BF, not sure about COD - but I don't anticipate playing either again. Never would've believed you if you'd told me a few months ago that that'd be my attitude going into 2012.

Every time you play MP on these games you get a different game - but after years and years of the same stuff being rehashed it does all get very samey. Lots of people said the same and I shook my head in bewilderment in the past, but I guess I've reached a breaking point others reached before me.

Ordinarily I'm loving the current COD and eagerly looking forward to the next, at this point. This year, though, I'm just not interested. Looks like I need to take a break from the genre for a couple of years. Hopefully things will be different by then. Can't at the moment say what I'd like them to do differently, though, and I certainly won't hold my breath on the genre becoming fresh...

MattGardner  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:35

@Late: there's a op piece on the FPS genre in general coming soon. But I rather agree with you. 2012 looks like it could provide some relatively fresh material with Syndicate and Prey 2 on the horizon, but I'm with you...I won't be holding my breath.

JonLester  Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:55

My love for the genre continues unabated, but only because I've been playing more imaginative games like E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy and uproarious murder playgrounds like Serious am 3 rather than any of the annualised AAA lot.

MattGardner  Jan. 11, 2012 at 14:49

My love for the genre continues unabated, but only because I've been playing more imaginative games like E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy and uproarious murder playgrounds like Serious am 3 rather than any of the annualised AAA lot.


E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy had some cracking ideas, but needed money to throw at it really. Creatively satisfying but riddled with issues. In rather general terms, I felt much the same way about E.Y.E. as I did about Deadly Premonition.

SS3 is probably the most fun I've had with an FPS in a while...well...since Singularity (but for different reasons).

And then of course there's Deus Ex: HR.

But the big FPS and TPS games this year delivered waves of personal apathy. BF3, MW3, Gears 3, Killzone 3....none of them lasted very long.

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