There are 35 total perks available in Call of Duty: Ghosts, reveals Infinity Ward. These enable soldiers and weapons to be customised with each attributed a weight in points which players must choose carefully.
The chosen loadout will affect how many points are in their pool to spend on these perks. Reaching levels or spending squad points will unlock these perks from 7 categories.
PlayStation 4 owners who were hoping that Titanfall would be a limited time exclusive, available for the console a year or so after release may have to stop holding their breath - Electronic Arts in an investor call stated in no uncertain terms that the game was a PC and Microsoft console exclusive.
Zombies have had their time in the spotlight as Infinity Ward brings an end to their undisputed reign in Call of Duty, as they introduce a full blown alien invasion in Call of Duty: Ghosts with Extinction mode.
It's a one-to-four player co-op campaign with base defence, resource scavenging and class levels. An official trailer has been aired by Activision. Call of Duty returns next week.
The pre-order DLC China Rising for Battlefield 4 will be out early December for Premium users, reveals DICE. It's a multiplayer expansion adding four new maps as well as new weapons and vehicles.
The date was discovered in the Premium content menu within the game. China Rising is one of five total expansions for Battlefield 4 which released today. Second Assault is due November 22nd.
At Milan Games Week, Electronic Arts decided to give away a Limited Edition copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts (worth $200 USD) at their booth to the first 500 gamers - first come, first serve.
According to a photo of the Xbox 360 box art for Call of Duty: Ghosts it will require a 3GB install on Xbox 360. The shocking part is that it states online multiplayer is 1-12 players, down from Blacklist 2's 1-16.
Xbox One and PS4 versions permit up to 18 players. This'll be quite a knock for current-gen Call of Duty fans, and will force out Ground War mode presumably. PC requires a 40GB install.
If there's one crime we can all agree needs capital punishment it's our beloved pre-orders arriving a day late. To avoid the hangman's noose, UK retailers are putting contingency plans into action.
A Royal Mail strike prevents Call of Duty: Ghosts getting into the hands of Mountain Dew addicts. While industrial action "isn't a foregone conclusion," they're ready.
It's not all about online chums, chumming around in tanks and knocking down Chinese skyscrapers. DICE has now released the trailer for the "intense and dramatic" single player portion of Battlefield 4.
What starts out as an evac of American VIPs soon spirals into sinking aircraft carriers, dog punching and our squad looking to get home. DICE promise less linearity.
According to sources, the recently unearthed Alien: Isolation is with Total War developer Creative Assembly and it's a first-person shooter combing stealth and horror elements featuring Amanda Ripley.
That would be the daughter of Ellen 'get away from her you b*tch' Ripley. Apparently Dishonored and Bioshock have influenced Alien: Isolation, with SEGA mindful of Colonial Marines.
DICE counter-strikes Activision's fancy launch trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts with their own Anthem TV trailer for Battlefield 4, using a live action human and stuff to pump up our interest in the run up to release.
It's a montage of gameplay with guns firing, walls breaking, water sploshing, jets flying, skyscrapers tipping, ...a lot is going on. Next week Battlefield 4 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is being released on the 5th November 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the next generation versions coming out at their respective system's launch.
What fate ultimately lay before Captain Titus from Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine? Director Raphael van Lierop reveals what "big plans" he had for Titus had THQ not dissolved into bankruptcy.
A second game would have seen a very different Titus, effectively 'going rogue' as he becomes exiled. The third and final instalment would have been redemption of sorts.
Ribbons, medals, insignias, ranks... all these have become intrinsically tied to the Battlefield franchise as the 'online career' gets pushed and expanded further and further with each new release. What's changed?
DICE has a lengthy blog in their 'The Road to Battlefield 4' series, with the studio explaining they wanted to make sure players had "goals to aspire to at the end game".
Battlefield 4? Pfft. DICE's Patrick Bach has confirmed that 'Battlefield 5' will be rolling out even "more destruction" than this month's old timey Battlefield 4, and it'll being do so in "just a few years" time.
It should arrive once Battlefield 4's 12 months of Premium content has dried up. Bach remarked that "every new game needs to be the next big thing," and 5 is so bigger than 4, and math agrees.
Battlefield's DICE has been giving serious thought to female characters in the series, but it's "quite complicated" and not just about creating new character models, explains executive producer Patrick Bach.
They'd need to duplicate "hundreds of thousands of lines" in voiceover work, and even now they're "cheating quite a lot" with random males. DICE unsure if it's worth the cost.
2K Games has confirmed that 2K Marin was suffered significant layoffs. The developer worked on The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and assisted Irrational Games with BioShock Infinite.
Battlefield 4 changes are in the works thanks to feedback from beta users, and DICE has outlined some of them. They include tackling low framerates and stuttering, but also 'catapulting elevators'.
People getting stuck on loading screens has been addressed, as well as CPU usage skyrocketing. Controller layouts have increased, and there's plenty of game rebalancing.
505 Games has announced that developer Overkill has released the Lootbag DLC for Payday 2. The content, which was originally bundled with pre-orders, runs $4.99.
Thief's lead level designer Daniel Windfeld Schmidt has announced in the fifth Community Q&A with game director Nic Cantin, "I am happy to announce we no longer have an XP system in Thief." The game mechanic had been panned by fans of the series since the XP pop up appeared in the E3 demo.
It seems no one at the British tabloid The Sun has ever played video games, at least in their tech department, because the paper has listed Sarif Industries, the fictional cybernetics company in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as a real one.