Posts Tagged ‘Dice’

Star Wars Battlefront Launches Offline/Co-op Skirmish

The dream is to boldly go where no one has gone before but what if you arrive in a galaxy far, far away to find Rando Calrissian, Han Rando, and co. are already there all boisterous-like? Mate, that’s not on. Good news: Star Wars Battlefront [official site] has added Skirmish mode to let folks enjoy big starbattles on their lonesome in Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron levels. It brings AI bots to fill out teams so you can play by yourself offline or together with a pal in online co-op. Make it so.

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Star Wars Battlefront Shows Off Death Star Expansion

“May July the 16th be with you,” as Star Wars fans say. This weekend saw Trekkies from across the world gather in London to celebrate the Star Wars Summer Holiday Special festival, which brought announcements aplenty. For starters, you’ll be able to swing a glowtube in cyberspace with Trials On Tatooine coming free on Vive today. Then there’s Star Wars Battlefront [official site] news. Electronic Arts showed off the Death Star expansion’s space-battling, trench-running, and Chewbacca-hgrngnnrnging action in a wee trailer, which you can see below. They also said a tiny bit about the final add-on, which draws from the upcoming spin-off movie Star Wars: Rogue One.

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Battlefield 1’s New Medic Class Will Revive & Retaliate

Battlefield 1‘s [official site] dramatic 64-player E3 outing last month looked fantastic, but, like most of the big budget games showcased at these kinds of events, at times felt a bit staged. Loads of slightly more reliable closed-alpha footage surfaced through the week, though – the most interesting of which focuses on the returning Medic class. Gone are defibrillators this time round (the popular external device used today wasn’t invented until 1930, see), and in their place are vials, drugs and syringes; while the medicine men patrolling the Great War’s battlegrounds can also repair vehicles. Which seems a bit odd.

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Supplémentaire: France Heading To Battlefield 1 As DLC

Battlefield 1 [official site] may have wowed us mid-week with its 64-player Conquest mode, but its multiplayer is still missing two key WWI players: France and Russia. As it stands, the game’s multiplayer includes the British, Germans, Austro-Hungarians, Italians, Ottomans, and Americans, however, given that France were part of the First World War from the outset, it seems a bit odd for them to miss out.

DLC? DICE’s Julien Wera appears to have confirmed so in an interview.

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Battlefield 1 Shows Off 64-Player Gameplay

Battlefield 1 [official site] was one of only two games EA had much of to show during their E3 annouce-o-rama, the other being Titanfall 2. Along with your traditional sound-and-fury E3 trailer (which was pretty swish, to be fair), they also showed a heck of a lot of actual gameplay. Two celebrity-studded teams squared off in 32v32 Conquest mode action, and it’s preserved online for your war-watching wonder.

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Wot I Think: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

The original Mirror’s Edge landed in 2008 like a breath of fresh air. Gears of War had released two years prior and all the games in the world seemed suddenly to be brown third-person shooters about crouching. By comparison Mirror’s Edge, about a secret postwoman in an anti-utopia, had blue skies, interior decorating that favored orange and lime green, and a focus on leaping over walls rather than hiding behind or firing bullets around them. It had many flaws, but for me its aesthetic and the satisfaction of its free-running movement made it worth championing.

Eight years later and now we have not a sequel but a reboot in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. You are still secret postwoman Faith Connors bounding across rooftops in a dystopic city called Glass; your parents were still killed in protests when you were young; you still had a sister and still have an older, male mentor who trains you in running. Your moveset is mostly an unchanged combination of leaps, slides, wallruns, walljumps and swings. Sadly, many of the same old problems remain too, which we’ll get to.

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Battlefield 1 Devs Talk Weapon Changes

Abandoning modern warfare for the brutality of World War I was a bold move for Battlefield 1 [official site], and now developers DICE have revealed more details on how that change in setting will affect what Battlefield does best: shooting. Along with a small teaser trailer earlier this week, DICE have posted a Q&A with weapon designer Julian Schimeck hinting at some of the more nuanced changes.

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