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Titanfall

Titanfall review

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6 years ago

CTF WTF: Titanfall Cuts Game Modes From PC Version

When Titanfall came out back in March, I recommended it mostly on the strength of its Capture the Flag mode. I now retract that recommendation. Developers Respawn Entertainment have removed the ability to play both Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter modes on PC, except through the Variety option (which picks your mode at random) or Private Match beta (which pretty much requires that you…

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Into The Woods: Titanfall’s ‘Expedition’ DLC Video-ed

Titanfall is getting content of a most downloadable sort, and we've already shown you still images of Expedition, as it's known, in hyper-peaceful quadrotantric un-action. What happens, though, when images spring to life, unaided by the hand of man or puppet strings or even sorcery? What then? Well, that's how trailers are born, and there's one below. It's all about maps, which I was shocked…

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Bomb Voyage: Titanfall Expedition DLC Due This Month

Three contentious subjects: EA-published first-person shooters; DLC packs for multiplayer games; and news stories about little more than screenshots. But in this instance I'm willing to look deeper than my own initial feelings about all three of those. This is like when you take three foods that don't taste that great but maybe cover each of them with cheese, to trick yourself into eating them.…

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Lotta Bots: All Titanfall Updates Except Maps To Be Free

Are the best things in life free? Are they really? I don't know, but I do know that giant-robot-related things are pretty darn cool, and those are going to be free from now until the end of time. Well, Titanfall time. Respawn's laid out its update roadmap, promising more information, regular tweaks and additions, new modes, and free everything - except for map packs. That's a…

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Titan Was Alone: Titanfall Finally Adds Private Matches

"Privacy? Privacy is dead!" say the cynicism-sick portions of the peanut gallery referring to the modern state of surveillance and not really shooty shooty bang bang games about giant robots at all. But if, for the sake of argument, they were upset about the multiplayer-only Titanfall's bizarre lack of multiplayer options, they'd now have one less thing to complain about. Titanfall's latest patch adds in…

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Finally: Respawn Is Improving Titanfall’s Matchmaking

I like Titanfall, Alec likes Titanfall, Graham likes Titanfall, and everyone else at RPS does too because Graham is our managing editor and he manages everything, including our opinions. But there is one thing that none of us particularly like, and that is the matchmaking. It's breezy yet haphazard, selecting teams based on startlingly few skill commonalities and providing almost nothing in the way of…

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Cheat In Titanfall? Then You Will Only Play With Cheaters

I do so enjoy it when game developers get creative with their anti-cheat solutions. Related: I would not recommend that you try cheating in shiny new stomp-o-blaster Titanfall. On one truck-sized, pilot-snatching hand, you'll still be able to play the game, but you'll find yourself surrounded by some rather... unsavory company. Namely, fellow cheaters. Sounds like a recipe for infuriation, frustration, and humiliation if I've ever…

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Future Imperfect: New Titanfall Game Modes Will Be Free

Despite appearances, Titanfall is rare: a multiplayer shooter you can pop in and instantly have fun with, even if it's been a while since you last played a multiplayer game. The DLC remains a concern, however. Often the launch of paid-for modes and map packs for multiplayer shooters serves mainly to divide a community, as the majority rush towards what's new, leaving those late-comers and…

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Feature: Pistol > Robot

The Way Back: Why Titanfall’s Got Me Multiplayin’ Again

One of the more unexpected side-effects of the difficult last couple of years I've had was that I stopped playing multiplayer games. Completely, totally stopped, to the point that I was almost phobic about them, even making excuses in order to avoid them both personally and professionally. Why? Well, "it's complicated", but I suspect it's as simple (and pathetic) as not wanting to feel humiliated…

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Titanfall review

Update: In light of recent changes to the game, which have made Capture the Flag mode playable only via a randomised "Variety" mode and in Private Matches, I retract much of what caused me to recommend the game below. See more here. Titanfall is a first-person shooter with a story but no singleplayer mode. That means that if you play its nine campaign maps through,…

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Titan Falls: Titanfall Error 503 Stops Players From Playing

Update: Servers now seem to be functioning again. Original story: If you're wondering why we don't have a review of Titanfall yet - or why, to their credit, so many of the write-ups out there don't yet have scores attached - it's because review events hosted by EA are a poor way of experiencing EA games. It's far more useful to wait for them to…

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Respawn Actually Explains Why Titanfall’s Install Is So Huge

Have you purchased Titanfall? Are you attempting to install it right this very second? Did you read that previous sentence and think, "Pfft, right this very second? More like, 'right this very nine hours'"? Then you are probably aware that Titanfall - much like the lumbering mechanical monstrosities that inhabit it - is GIANT. 49 GB, to be precise. I just assumed it was a…

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Ready For Titanfall: Launch Trailer Has Some Sort Of Plot

I like our medium's rapid growth into more mature subject matter as much as anyone, but that doesn't mean I can't also enjoy man-shoot and robot-biff. In fact, I liked Titanfall quite a bit when I played it during its beta a few weeks back. Now the game is on the verge of being released next Tuesday - sorry, I'm supposed to say it's about…

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Titanfall To Take Up Titanic Amounts Of Hard Drive Space

Man, giant robots are such a hassle. They break everything, have no regard for my pristine white polar bear rug, and - oh yeah - they're really goddamn big. Too big to fit in closets, on airplanes, or, apparently, on hard drives. That's the only explanation I can muster for Titanfall's whopping 48 gigabyte hard drive requirement, given that it's multiplayer-only, not exactly the nexest of…

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Feature: Die, Robot

Hands-on: Titanfall Beta

There are a lot of different ways to make videogame fights meaningful. Singleplayer games do it by couching your shotgun blasts and pistol whips in the context of a story. Multiplayer games do it by emphasising competition via scoreboards, and by layering XP bonuses and equipment progression on top as rewards for each kill. Titanfall aims to do it with a mixture of all of…

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Feature: Because Valentine's Day

You Scream, I Scream, RPS Streams: Titanfall

I am hoping to kick off a more regular streaming schedule (with RPS staffers who are not me sometimes, no less!) soon, but for now, BOOM CRASH WHAM: random Titanfall stream while many of you are, in all likelihood, asleep. It's still Valentine's Day here in the good ol' US of That One Place I Claim To Be From, and both I and Hayden Dingman…

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Respawn On Titanfall’s PC Version, Modding, DLC

Titanfall is great. There is no getting around that, much like there is no getting around a giant robot's titanic rhino-SUV foot cuff when it is stomping on you. But Respawn's largely treated Titanfall like an Xbox game, preferring to let the PC version live in its all-too-proprietary shadow. So far, we know that our titans will unfortunately be tethered to Origin and... yep, that's…

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Video Impressions: Titanfall’s Beta

Titanfall's beta is officially kicking off on February 14th and lasting for, um, not very many days. Seems kind of odd in the year 2014 ADEA (Anno Domini Earlyaei Accessus), but oh well. Promotional beta or not, Titanfall continues to be worthy of a blinding, blip-blip-blipping spot on your radar. I got the chance to go hands-on with a very close to beta version for…

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Feature: Not Exactly What We Wanted To Hear

EA Defends BF 4, SimCity Launch Efforts, Discusses Future

I recently attended the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas (which is not related to game developer DICE, actually), and there I interviewed the entire gaming industry. OK, that's not entirely true, largely because many D.I.C.E. attendees spontaneously break out into hives if anybody so much as mentions the word "indie." But still, I talked to a whole mess of people. I encountered EA chief creative…

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Bigger Isn’t Better: Titanfall Matches Capped At 6v6

Bigger is better, says conventional wisdom. And by wisdom, I mean idiocy. "Size matters" is a phrase I've found to apply largely to jerks in giant trucks and Reese's peanut butter cups (the smaller ones taste better for some reason; it is probably wizardry). Many games, in fact, suffer with more players in the mix. So I've never really gotten the inevitable tidal wave of…

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