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Tactics gameplay trailer for Enemy Front released, out June 10th

Posted: 27.03.2014 by Technet2k

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CI Games has released a tactics gameplay trailer for WWII shooter Enemy Front. It highlights the various options open to us as we infiltrate Nazi-occupied territory. We can shoot, snipe or sneak to victory.

We team up with resistance forces opposing the occupation but it's up to us how we cross the battlefield. Levels are open-ended and built using Crytek's CryEngine 3. It's due out June 13th.

3D Realms "denies all allegations" by Gearbox, "retains the right" to Duke Nukem

Posted: 27.03.2014 by Technet2k

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The legal scuffle between Gearbox Software and 3D Realms has just escalated as the Duke Nukem creator "denies all allegations" made by the Borderlands developer, and make their own accusations instead.

3DR "retains the right to develop" Duke Nukem Survivor, and that the trademark for Duke Nukem was "never assigned to Gearbox," but remains with 3D Realms.

Rumour: Ubisoft has 'restarted' Rainbow Six: Patriots three times

Posted: 27.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has offered 'no comment' on the rumour that Rainbow Six Patriots has been "redesigned from the ground up three times," according to Superannuation. Ubisoft's Laurent Detoc has said before it "wasn't working".

He said at the time a "very influential" editorial group within the publisher decides if something goes forward or not, and that they're "not going to bring it to you" if it doesn't.

Bethesda's Panzerhund Edition for Wolfenstein "does not include" the game

Posted: 26.03.2014 by Technet2k

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As Wolfenstein: The New Order occupies a parallel universe, why shouldn't its collector's edition? The Bethesda Store exclusive Panzerhund Edition comes with loads of goodies - just not the game itself.

Bethesda provides an interesting reason for this: "you're not stuck waiting for your game to come along with an oversized, expensively shipped box." It sounds like it makes sense...

DICE delay Battlefield 4's Naval Strike for PC, quality "our number one priority"

Posted: 25.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Battlefield 4 Premium members can start sinking aircraft carriers today on console, but DICE has announced the PC version has been delayed after they "detected an issue" with the Naval Strike add-on.

The studio provides no new date for PC gamers, only to keep watch on official channels for news. Naval Strike adds four new maps and introduces the new Carrier Assault mode.

Turtle Rock discusses Evolve's co-op, lessons learned from Left 4 Dead

Posted: 24.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Developer Turtle Rock set the zombie genre ablaze when they introduced Left 4 Dead, a game that is unforgiving at its co-operative core. With their new sci-fi co-op Evolve they want to take it a step further.

Going off on your own in L4D meant certain doom, but there wasn't any real 'role' for the characters, explains Turtle. With Evolve they've made sure they're unique and not totally helpless.

Naval Strike trailer for Battlefield 4 features assault on aircraft carrier

Posted: 21.03.2014 by Technet2k

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The very promising Naval Strike add-on for Battlefield 4 showcases its best feature in this new 2 minute 10 second trailer, as we see a tense assault on an aircraft carrier. It's modelled after 2142's Titan mode.

The new Carrier Assault mode pitches two aircraft carriers against one another as each side leads a strike against the other. Premium users get two weeks early access.

People Can Fly's Bulletstorm delisted from Steam

Posted: 21.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Epic Games' and People Can Fly's sci-fi shooter Bulletstorm has disappeared from Steam, leaving nothing but an eerie silence in the wake of all that gunfire and potty-mouth.

The likely suspect is that the PC version has been murdered most foul by Games for Windows Live, which nears its last toxic-breath as the service prepares to shut down.

Rumour: Far Cry 4 due out in early 2015, set around the Himalayas

Posted: 21.03.2014 by Technet2k

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According to sources, Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 takes a radical departure from the tropical island setting and instead goes mountain climbing around the Himalayas. It'll have a diverse sandbox to play in.

One new feature apparently includes riding elephants, and the first glimpse of Far Cry 4 is scheduled at Ubisoft's E3 conference this June. Still has outposts to liberate.

Bethesda tease new Wolfenstein gameplay, interviews narrative designer

Posted: 20.03.2014 by Technet2k

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A new gameplay sequence of Wolfenstein: The New Order has been teased by Bethesda. It's not got much in the way of action but it does show off the visuals and characters, like crazy Nazi lady.

On a Train to Berlin is the name of the trailer, but also accompanying that is another video interviewing narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Bjork, the man responsible for the train sequence.

Respawn not after 'COD Killer' with Titanfall, "not like keeping up with the Joneses!"

Posted: 20.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Abbie Heppe from Respawn Entertainment has talked about their studio culture for the smallish developer, and what the future holds for them and Titanfall. She's also one of the Pilot classes, and a militia commander.

In real-life she's Respawn's community manager. Not all former Infinity Ward vets are leads on Titanfall, she reveals, and they aren't gunning for Call of Duty.

Massive Entertainment provide behind-the-scenes of The Divison's Snowdrop Engine

Posted: 19.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment has just released a behind-the-scenes look at the Snowdrop Engine which powers the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division, their next generation multiplayer shooter.

Snowdrop is Massive's in-house tech engine and "supports the philosophy of the studio to work better, not bigger," and lend content creators the freedom to explore ideas.

Dragon's Teeth introduces two-handed ballistic shield to Battlefield 4

Posted: 18.03.2014 by Technet2k

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DICE is including a new mechanic with the Dragon's Teeth expansion for Battlefield 4. Senior animator Ryan Duffin has revealed a two-handed ballistic shield will stop those mean bullets in their tracks.

Originally it was to be accompanied by a side-arm, but they opted for a full 'moveable cover' angle instead. It fits in with Battlefield 4's team-orientated tactics, believe DICE.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online renamed 'Ghost Recon Phantoms'

Posted: 17.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft wants to mark a "new start to the game" of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online as it leaves open beta and launches April 10th. The free-to-play online shooter is being renamed to Ghost Recon Phantoms.

Ghost Recon Phantoms "brings a narrative layer" to the game which is based around ex-Ghosts known as Phantoms, who left to pursue personal agendas. It's had quite an overhaul.

Battlefield 4 Platoons made available to all players

Posted: 14.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Ten-hut! DICE has introduced their clan/guild-based system Platoons for all soldiers busy soldiering in Battlefield 4. Now you can all huddle under a single banner and emblem in groups capped at 100.

The overall rank of the Platoon is dependent on the individual accomplishments of its members. A new Platoons section has open on the official forums for like-minded chums.

Monsters "definitely a possibility" in future Titanfall updates

Posted: 14.03.2014 by Technet2k

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The sci-fi world of Titanfall is due three major DLCs at least, with other content freely given in between, but will any of it explore the game's more monsterous side? The shooter already features alien life.

The inclusion of hostile wildlife is "definitely a possibility" as Respawn look to add more maps, some of which have been leaked. There are no new Titans on the way, yet.

Respawn already 'rooting out' Titanfall cheaters, AU servers "coming online" Friday

Posted: 13.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Dastardly cheaters are already plying their brand of grief in Titanfall and developer Respawn Entertainment is busy "logging them" to meet the swift justice of the banhammer. This is largely on PC for now.

Eventually the Xbox One version will become a playground for rogues, but right now it's the PC that takes the brunt of the exploits and cheats. Australian servers up this Friday.

Alpha Gun announced for Oculus Rift, provides "independent tracking" for FPS

Posted: 13.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Oculus Rift lets us 'look around' virtual worlds but when it comes to controls things aren't quite mapped out yet. Alpha Gun is looking to provide a peripheral with "independent tracking" for first-person shooters.

Look left but point the gun right and Alpha Gun will let you blind fire, for example. A small video has released showing a 3D printed pre-alpha scripted prototype in action.

Titanfall besieged by Origin connection error, game rendered unplayable [UPDATE]

Posted: 12.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Deja-vu? Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall is titanically failing right now as a connection error through EA's Origin service is keeping the online shooter from playing. PC gamers are besieged by 'Error 503'.

They acknowledge it's "experiencing connection problems," which may prevent the game starting or could drop you from a match. Respawn are working on the issue.

UPDATE: "Our team has resolved the PC connectivity issues and you should now be able to connect to matchmaking servers," tweeted Respawn Entertainment. Titanfall should now be playable.

Pre-loading begins for Titanfall on Origin, 20GB unpacks to 50GB

Posted: 07.03.2014 by Technet2k

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PC gamers ready to bruise the streets in Titanfall can begin pre-loading the Respawn Entertainment sci-fi shooter as Origin opens up the download floodgates. Installation requires 50GB, but it downloads 20GB.

Don't worry you aren't going to need to slurp down a full 50GB as it unpacks into that, just like it did with the beta. Retailers are now receiving their stock ahead of next week's launch.
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