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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst isn’t going to force gun gameplay on you this time

The original Mirror’s Edge game was a masterpiece of parkour and immersive first-person action sequences. It would have been perfect, except that EA and DICE decided that just because the enemies had guns, it meant you should be able to wield them too. As you can probably see, given that Mirror’s Edge was a parkour-first game, the tacked on gun gameplay felt out of place, and in its next chapter, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (announced at E3 2015 yesterday), EA has clarified that gun gameplay, at least for protagonist Faith, has been removed from the game. In an interview with Polygon today, senior producer Sara Jansson gave a few reasons for this: “In Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you won’t be using any guns at all. We’ve completely removed that aspect of the game. You can’t even pick them up.” “Faith will fight, but she doesn’t kill. Now the fighting is more of an extension of ...

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Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details

The Force is strong in this one: Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details have finally been dropped

We’re a bit slow on this one, but we’re no less excited. The Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details have finally dropped during the Star Wars Experience convention, outlining parts of the game and giving us our first look at what the game is going to look like. And hopefully we’re not letting our enthusiasm blind us, but it looks fantastic so far – check out the trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet: Like the previous Battlefront entries, this reboot of Battlefront will involve large scale battles, including up to 40 players, and see the use of all manner of vehicles and machinery in the Rebels-v-Empire battles, including space battles between TIE. Also, as in Battlefront 2, players will be able to play as heroes of either side, such as Darth Vader, to try and turn the tide of the battle. The planets revealed so far which will host ...

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage

Star Wars Battlefront is being shown off behind closed doors to retailers; enter E3

Star Wars Battlefront. Those three words have sent shivers down my spine (the good kind) ever since I laid eyes on the teaser trailer that was shown at EA‘s E3 2013 press conference. We’ve seen previous little about the DICE developed game, and while we have little doubt that the game is probably going to live up to its namesake, we can’t help but want to see more. EA executive, Peter Moore, isn’t exactly helping: A GREAT show with my friends/partners @GameStop. Superb ovation for latest game play footage on @starwars Battlefront pic.twitter.com/mrGAHcT7VK — Peter Moore (@petermooreEA) March 3, 2015 From what we can tell, Moore has just spend the day showing off Star Wars Battlefront to retailers like Gamestop presumably to get them excited for the game’s release. Whether the public is going to get a glimpse of this footage is anyone’s guess, but we’re sure to see more at this ...

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Battlefield Hardline open beta on the horizon for all platforms

Battlefield Hardline has been a hit and miss topic of discussion among fans and haters of the Battlefield franchise. Plenty called out EA and Dice for attempting to make a whole new title to raise profits when it should just be a DLC for Battlefield 4. While I can understand some of the arguments, they really are negated by the fact that the title isn’t a war game and has a totally different story mode that isn’t even being handled by either, but by Visceral games. All of that can easily go into a whole new article, now the important bit of information is that there is an open beta close at hand that will cover all gaming platforms that the title will release for when it officially comes out March 17th. I had a rather fun time on the first PC beta. Even though the modes and maps were ...

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It’s Game Time: Origin’s new free round of PC gaming is up with Battlefield 4 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Time to game everyone. Origin’s has just released the new set of freebie trial games that they hope will entice you enough to get hooked so you open up that wallet and buy. The last Origin’s Game Time release was for Titanfall, needless to say, I played the crap out of it and recently bought it about a week ago. Today you have two games to choose from. Battlefield 4 is the hottest titles of the two. If you haven’t picked it up yet, now is your chance to find out for yourself if it is worth having in your collection or not. EA and Dice have had a lot of negative press surrounding the game since it launched, but a lot of things have improved a lot since the start-up of the CTE (community test environment) with plenty more fixes on the way. Being a casual gamer I find ...

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Battlefield Hardline is delayed

Visceral Games and DICE announces that Battlefield Hardline is delayed to 2015

Visceral Games and DICE have today announced that their latest game, Battlefield Hardline, will be delayed till 2015. In a blog post on the Battlefield site, DICE VP, Karl Magnus Troedsson, elaborated on the exact reasons that they have decided to delay Hardline till 2015, not least of all because of the feedback from the recent beta. We’ve been poring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you. This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we ...

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