EA's latest Titanfall video discusses how story and multiplayer combine in the upcoming PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 shooter, courtesy of producer Drew McCoy and the EAVision presenters. Multiplayer matches will follow a campaign storyline, with both sides having their own objectives and epilogue after a winner is decided.
Matt explains more about the ambitious project in our Titanfall hands-on preview, suggesting that it's one of the most exciting next-gen games on the billing. It's out early next year.Click here to read more...
I called Respawn's shooter "thrillingly, beautifully frenetic fun" in my hands-on preview of Titanfall earlier in the month, and at Gamescom we got the chance to sit down with the studio's community manager -- Abbie Heppe -- to chat about Pilots and Titans and parkour and jetpacks and loads of guns, and how all those things combine to create one of the most exciting shooters we've seen in a long time.Click here to read more...
"Prepare for Titanfall," a female voice crackles over the in-game mic as I punch a button on the keyboard. I turn my gaze to the heavens and wait, breathlessly. An aircraft screams by overhead and a shape appears, hurtling towards the ground, barrelling through the clouds. It lands with a thud that kicks up a dusty film, fogging my vision for a few milliseconds. I hammer the 'E' button on my keyboard with impunity just as a smouldering enemy Titan stomps around the corner. Its cannon misses me but the red mist signifies a little collateral damage.
It is of little consequence.
Iron walls envelop me, there is a whirr of mechanical activity, blinders slide back to give me a full view of the smoking, but still standing, enemy ahead. But he is reloading, and I have a cannon that fires four rockets at once. Titan Kill, the screen blinks as I blast the mech and its pilot into oblivion. The grin on my face will not fade until hours later.
I'll be honest, I had my reservations about Titanfall. Despite the obvious talents of the developers involved, many of whom followed Jason West and Vince Zampella after their acrimonious departure from Infinity Ward, this industry hardly needs another Call of Duty. As awesome as mechs are, would they really alter the gameplay significantly? Videos so often promise one thing, only for gameplay to shatter dreams and expectations. I deliberately forced myself not to get my hopes up, instead attempting to engineer some sort of detachment.
I'd wondered too where Titanfall might fit into EA's roster. They already have a massive triple-A first-person shooter franchise; two if you count Medal of Honor. But where the latter has found itself swimming around in recent years bereft of personality and desperately searching for an identity, Titanfall seems a perfect addition to EA's stable. The focus here is on short, sharp bursts of intense action. Matches clocked in at under ten minutes, the action never more than a street or two away. You're constantly involved, constantly on the move, always watching, always fearful. After all, around any corner there could be an armoured leviathan spitting mechanical death at you.Click here to read more...
Mirror's Edge is widely considered to be an experiment, and we reckon that it was a broadly successful one. DICE managed to make an incredibly immersive parkour simulator (to the extent where players experienced genuine vertigo), but sadly added combat where it wasn't really necessary. Impulse has brought it down to £3.74, which will save you a few quid.
If you're looking for something a little bit different from the regular football games on the market then this could be for you, although unfortunately the experience isn't quite as satisfying as you might like. Having said that it's great fun to play through with a friend and if you want to know more then you should definitely check out Matt's review. The Game Collection are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £19.95, which'll make you a saving of almost £5 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games.
Battlefield 3's a great looking game that's packed full of action packed moments to get your blood pumping. Unfortunately the single player's not as good as it could have been, but the multiplayer's amazing particularly when you team up with a couple of friends. The Hut and Zavvi are both parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £22.95, which should make you a saving of just over £2 on the next best offers out there.
I think it's safe to say there's plenty of football going on at the moment, but if you just can't get enough then this might be the deal for you. This one's best enjoyed with a friend and unfortunately if you're playing through by yourself the career mode's not particularly deep. ShopTo are parting with PC copies of the game for £9.85, which should make you a saving of over £5 on the next best offer coming in from Game. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.
Skate 3 might not add much to the series, but then again you probably won't be complaining seeing as the gameplay's thoroughly enjoyable and the soundtrack's awesome too. You'll also be able to zip around the streets with a friend thanks to the co-op mode featured in the game. Play are currently parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £11.99, which should make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offer coming in from The Hut. Thanks to bargain76 @ HUKD.
Despite the fact that everything looks pretty good whilst you're fleeing from gangsters and cops, Need For Speed: The Run's nowhere near as good as it could have been. The campaign's over far too quickly and never really gets your blood pumping although at times it can be fun. Play are currently parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £14.99, which should make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to leeds_united_afc @ HUKD.
Medal Of Honor tries to serve up a bit of variety along with an action packed campaign, but really it's just a Call Of Duty replica that doesn't require much thought to complete. Also, there are plenty of other faults hidden under the surface of this one that all become far too apparent if you start to actively look for them. Dixons are parting with PS3 copies of the game for £9.97, which'll save you just over £3.50 on the next best offer coming in from Play.
Crysis took my breath away when I first saw it a couple of years ago and it's gameplay was great too, but unfortunately Crysis 2 doesn't really live up to its predecessor. The multiplayer is perfectly good fun in small doses, however the single player campaign managed to bore me to death almost immediately. 365 Games are currently parting with downloadable Xbox 360 copies of the game for £6.99, which should save you almost £8 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD.
Mass Effect 3 contains plenty of breath taking moments as you travel about the galaxy looking for anything no matter how small to help you fight the Reapers. Unfortunately, after an epic journey that's incredibly well scripted you're presented with one of the most disappointing endings in existence. The merchants listed above are currently parting with PC copies of the game for £19.97, which should make you a saving of almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a little bit of a World Of Warcraft clone, but if you don't mind that then you'll probably get hours and hours of enjoyment out of this one as you travel around blasting your enemies from afar or taking the more civilised approach and slicing them up with a lightsaber. Cool Shop UK are parting with copies of the game for £18.95, which'll save you just over £3 on the next best offers coming in from Amazon and Asda Direct.
Mass Effect 3 contains plenty of moments that'll take your breath away and there's plenty of action to be had as you engage in full scale war with the Reapers. Unfortunately your actions in this instalment of the series, and to a larger extent the previous two games, are made largely irrelevant by the ending. ShopTo are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £26.86, which should save you almost £8 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to Jakejakejake @ HUKD.
If you're still drifting across space smuggling goods, acting as a guardian of peace and justice, or causing chaos as a malevolent Sith Lord in The Old Republic then you might be interested in extending your time in the game by picking up a 60 day time card from The Hut for £12.95, which should save you about £4 on the next best offers out there. For more information on the game itself you should definitely think about checking out Carl's series of in-depth reviews. Thanks to danhufc @ HUKD.
Here's a sequel that rarely disappoints, builds on its predecessor, and serves up yet another terrific space adventure to jump into. There's plenty of content packed onto the disc which means that you'll spend many enjoyable hours zipping around the galaxy whilst completing missions and blasting your enemies into little pieces. Play are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £9.99, which should make you a saving of about £4.50 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK. Thanks to [email protected] HUKD.
As was expected during the GDC rush, Electronic Arts have finally revealed the existence of a new entry in the SimCity series, and it will be in the hands of PC gamers next year. We have a teaser trailer, some concept art, and a few bits of information after the jump.Click here to read more...
I shouldn't really have to tell you about Black & White 2, but I'm going to anyway! Once you've picked a creature to represent you, it's time to drum up some people to worship you. Looking after your followers can be rewarding, however playing as an evil deity is definitely more fun. If you're not avoiding Game like the plague at the moment then you can get hold of this one for £4.99, which should save you almost £4 on then next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK. Thanks to ChuckNorris @ HUKD.
One week. That is the amount of time left between us and Mass Effect 3 being in our possession. If you’ve yet to pre-order (or probably looking for somewhere else to get a copy due to this week’s shenanigans) then Asda and their almighty voucher code will sort you out. It takes their listing and make it the cheapest by almost £4.
So we know it will be a grand finale to Commander Shepard’s story and we now know the multiplayer component is actually a lot of fun. Expectations are high, but we here at Dealspwn are fairly optimistic BioWare will be back on top form with this one. Thanks to andy515 @ HUKD!
If you decided to skip on Bulletstorm during its initial release but were always a bit curious as to how it would play, this deal from HMV might let you indulge on the curiosity. The price tag of a fiver isn’t too bad at all, and it is made even better by the fact that the next best offer over at Play is £5 more.
Admittedly, Bulletstorm wasn’t the refreshing change of pace some were hoping, being fairly linear and less varied than some might hope for extended play sessions. Jon even had some choice words on its attempts at breaking current gaming conventions. Still, if you want a brainless shooter to distract you until the next big release, it’s not too shabby for a fiver. Thanks to crimsoneer @ HUKD!