By this time next week, you’ll be rubbing your thumbs after the first of many intense nights’ racing with Need for Speed: Most Wanted. EA’s launch trailer is making the wait for Criterion’s open-world racer all the more unbearable.
Matt recently had a chinwag with Matt Webster, the game’s executive producer and you can read that interview here. Jon has an E3 preview for you too. Click through for the launch trailer and check-in again soon for our review.
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Developer: Danger Close Games
Medal Of Honor: Warfighter is a lot of fun in multiplayer.
It's not particularly innovative by any stretch of the imagination, nor consistent in terms of quality. Despite a massive
ly embarrassing day zero patch, weapon damage feels inconsistent to a fault, clipping is rife, some of the Killstreaks feel notably unbalanced and the customisation menus become a nightmarish labyrinth designed to perplex and frustrate the player at every turn. Though the PC version might look rather pretty (we literally have no idea since we only received an Xbox 360 review copy - look out for a separate review or graphical comparison soon), consoles bring Frostbite 2.0 down to a decent-yet-uninspiring new low. Lacking the epic scale of Battlefield 3 and the hectic insanity of Call Of Duty, it's easy to suggest that Warfighter's multiplayer occupies an awkward and unnecessary middle ground.
However, thanks to the new focus on cooperative Fire Teams, Danger Close have managed to make the middle ground a bona fide playground for power couples.
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Quick update for you all. A press release from EA has revealed that the next iteration of SimCity will be releasing on March 8th in Europe. The news was also confirmed via the game’s official Twitter account, meaning that although the game has slipped from the originally planned February release date, we now know that we have just over 5 months to go before the city building series returns to PC.
In his recent hands-on preview, Matt stated that Maxis have “stepped things up with this reboot,” describing the overall package as “ambitious and attractive.” You can read his impressions on SimCity by hitting the link here.
Perhaps in an effort to distract us from the massive number of multiplayer issues highlighted by the day zero patch, Danger Close has released a singleplayer launch trailer for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter. Within, you'll see some tough guys doing totally manly things, to the extreme. Such as driving away from big explosions and smacking tangos to death with their epic Tier One Operator beards [that last one might be a lie - Ed].Click here to read more...
Somehow, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter has passed both Sony and Microsoft certification with a huge number of bugs and glitches. To combat this, EA will be releasing a Day One patch (already available in the States, while reviews still haven't been published... danger?) that fixes what can only be described as an truly embarrassing shedload of issues.
So, basically, be sure to download it. We've got the hefty changelog below.Click here to read more...
The PC version of The Run falls to the lowest we’ve seen, with GAME being the retailer this time around. Its current deal puts it £3 cheaper than the next best offer from Blockbuster.
If we’re honest, this wasn’t the high octane experience Black Box were wishing it to be. Although the journey from New York to San Francisco is a visually pleasing one, a short campaign and a lack of engaging plot means The Run is a forgettable drive to the finish line. There have been better racers released in the last year, but it’s by no means a bad game and the current price is certainly tempting.
Insomniac Games president Ted Price talks us through over eighteen minutes of gameplay footage in this whopping progress update for Fuse. The cooperative shooter once known as Overstrike 9 is looking more promising every time we see it, with this video shedding new light on the characters, weapons, mechanics, storyline and the mysterious Fuse substance itself.
Stay tuned for "fuse-powered wrecking balls."
BioWare dropped some details about Dragon Age III during the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, including massive levels that are "as big as all of the levels" from previous games, castles to build and follower customisation. You'll be able to get a feel of this promised scale in a selection of concept artworks after the break.
Backgrounds will also make a return in a non-playable fashion, though for reasons we can't fathom, players can only create human characters.Click here to read more...
Medal Of Honor: Warfighter will be breaching and clearing its way onto PC and consoles next week, boasting a suite of multiplayer modes that encourage teamwork and buddying up. Players can choose from a wide range of real-world special forces troopers (including the Polish GROM, American OSA and of course the SAS), each of which packs different weapons, equipment and combat roles.
To celebrate, have a launch trailer. Danger Close's latest effort certainly looks shiny and plays well in previews, but we'll have a full review for you soon.
This new trailer for Battlefield 3 expansion Aftermath gives us a closer look at some of the earthquake-strewn environments we'll be fighting over when it releases on November 27th.
If you're a PS3-owning Battlefield 3 premium member, that is. Expansion will be rolling out over the course of a fortnight depending on which platform you own - we've got the details after the break.Click here to read more...
EA have released three new screenshots for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, which demonstrate the power of the Frostbite 2.0 engine in action. The accompanying blog post goes as far to state that "the best FPS engine out there," promising "an extreme level of detail" and "fleshed out scenery." You can be the judge of that after the break.
If our latest hands-on preview is anything to go by, Danger Close's FPS effort definitely is looking sensational - and playing rather nicely too.
MoH: Warfighter is out on October 26th in the UK.Click here to read more...
Building a successful metropolis in SimCity isn't going to be easy. Not only will you have to contend with power concerns, zoning and infrastructure management, but you'll also need to respond to the very real threat of massive earthquakes, tornadoes and alien abductions.
Just one of many reasons why Maxis' upcoming city sandbox is fast becoming our most anticipated games of 2013. Behold our latest SimCity hands-on preview for more details, and check out the disastrous new screens after the break.Click here to read more...
Just in case you're still looking for more Battlefield: Bad Company 2 action (and why wouldn't you be?), GamersGate has a sub-£5 price for the Vietnam expansion pack. You'll need the base game in order to play, so bear that in mind.
Mass Effect 3's recently-announced Omega DLC pack will be hitting on 27th November, costing you $15 or 1200 Microsoft Points. CVG reports that players will assume control of crime boss Aria T'Loak to kick Cerberus off the eponymous asteroid, providing a story "double the size" of any previous Mass Effect expansion.
"New enemies" such as the Cerberus Dragoon will also be added, along with a female Turian NPC (a first for the series) and the return of the villainous General Petrovsky from the Mass Effect: Invasion comic series.
Visceral Games are definitely living up to their name when it comes to Dead Space III - as evidenced by these six new screenshots. Expect brutality and anti-gravity insantity alongside some more traditional scares. We'll find out how they manage to balance it next Spring.
News from Tinsel Town: Battlefield Bad Company will be headed to the small screen. Deadline Hollywood reports that Fox has greenlit a comedy action series based on the misadventures of the perpetually-unlucky squad, written and produced by John Eisendrath of Alias fame.
"It follows four renegade soldiers as they exit military life and enter the private sector," Deadline Hollywood elaborates. "But trouble is never far behind as they realize their commanding officer had used them to further the ends of a shadow unit within the government and now wants them dead to cover his tracks."
Understandable knee-jerk reactions aside, perhaps this would be a good fit for a lighthearted TV show? We'd still prefer another series entry, though...
This is more like it, a trailer that shows continuous uninterrupted gameplay as opposed to flashily edited footage using multiple angles. This is how the game will look when you’re playing it. Frankly, it’s made us want it even more as this really could fill that Burnout sized hole we’ve had in our hearts since 2008.
There seems to be a lot of information on screen at once, which could prove to be a distraction, especially the options we glimpsed showing how you can adjust impact protection settings and the like. The event we see looks intense enough as it is. While trying to track down an opponent we’re flying through the huge environment trying to lose the cops by beating speed traps and slamming through barricades too. So far, this may be the most appropriately titled game in the series.Click to watch the trailer.
Xbox 360 Gold Members will be able to freely download an open beta for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter today, featuring the brand new Hotshots mode, Sarajevo map, Battlelog support and twelve nationalities/classes to choose from. We'll update this story with a link when it goes live, but in the meantime, why not watch the trailer and investigate our recent hands-on preview for more details?
BioWare has unveiled their biggest Mass Effect 3 multiplayer expansion to date: Retaliation. Not only will this meaty content offering contain six new maps, characters, weapons and objectives, but it's also going to herald the return of the Collectors.
Oh, and did I mention that Retaliation is going to be completely free when it releases next week? Now I've got your attention...Click here to read more...
SimCity promises to give us the freedom to design our own metropoli and work with others to affect a growing connected world. In this nine-minute video, producer Stone Librande talks us through some of the basic tools and strategies that the Glassbox engine puts at our disposal.
Despite the 'always-connected' philosophy raising a few eyebrows, SimCity is set to be an absolute stunner if our early impressions are anything to go by. Just in case nine minutes of footage aren't enough to slake your curiosity, our multiplayer and hands-on previews are on hand with more info.Click here to read more...