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Go time: Battlefield 3 beta opens on 360, PS3 and PC

Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

This is it, soldier. No more deals, promos and pre-buys. The Battlefield 3 multiplayer beta has gone completely open on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The Battlefield 3 multiplayer beta has now gone live on all platforms: it’s available to download and play on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

PC players will need to download the client through Origin, but the EA service has apparently been crippled by demand: the store is having difficulty loading, and we’re finding it impossible to download the client.

EA has confirmed the test is live globally and has handed out tips for success on Métro.

A closed version of the beta has been running since Tuesday for those that pre-ordered the PC version through Origin or bought into a Medal of Honor promotion last year.

What to expect? You’ll get one map, Paris Métro, and one game mode in Rush. DICE also put the much-wanted Caspian Border level live in the closed PC beta last night, but access was extremely limited: don’t bank on getting a proper look-in on this before the full-game ships.

We’ve been following the beta all week. On Tuesday, Johnny put up some first impressions of Métro alongside some initial defending footage and screens, and we followed that yesterday with a more in-depth look at attacking and defending play.

Here’s some new footage of attacking play for you, a longer version of the edits we put live yesterday.

And here are all the other movies we’ve shot so far.

Battlefield 3 launches on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

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63 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Anyone know what time it will become available?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Tech-N9ne

    Downloading for the 360 right now……. Gonna be a long day. :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Just tried downloading the 360 version and it asked me to pay 4.3 billion Microsoft points.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hell-Raiser-85

    Its live on EU PSN store. Downloading now its 1173mb.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    It’s live on 360 now.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta

    According to this, still gotta wait for PC :/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Fin

    Left my Xbox on at home so I could queue it up, but it doesn’t seem to be on the marketplace. Hrrmmm!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. GrimRita

    Yeah PC players have to wait. EA cant blame Steam or anyone else on this!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Microsoft’s just said the 360 beta won’t go live until this afternoon. It may not be playable when you get it down.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Fin

    Heh, I’ve just noticed the 4.3 billion. 2^32!
    Luv binary.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. bakum4tsu

    In 360, the beta is in the demo section. Just Look for B and it’s there. I’m getting it right now.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. KAP

    Yea its live on PSN, you’ll have to search for it though, damn SCEE

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    Just played a round on 360. It’s open.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    You’re running too much. It opens you to attacks and takes up too much time to get your ready. Also, you never seem to look back.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll stop running. From what I can see, it’s largely about “hiding”.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon there’s going to be a lot of people playing the 360 version later on. My GT’s patlike, if anyone fancies shooting me in the face. Matt from GamesIndustry’s going to get involved from about 8-ish pm UK time.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Fin

    @16

    I might hit you up for that – Matt M or Matt H?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. kool_g_rap

    Yo, this is Matt from GI.biz. My gamertag’s “mm spitz” if you want to fly a plane into my cock, or whatever.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. viralshag

    A chance to game with Pat? That’ll be good, good for getting a leg up on my K/D ration anyway. ;)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Matt from GI, ladies and gents. *applause*

    I up for all the shooting later. Add me up.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. GrimRita

    Beta for PC gamers is now *finally* on Origin to download

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Where is it? Do you search for it?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. GrimRita

    Yeah its on the free games section.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    Found it. Can’t download it, though. Looks as though it’s properly slammed.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. GrimRita

    LOL probably. Its only just gone live (1pm GMT). So everyone will be after it. Im getting just over 1.2 meg a second which isnt bad for talktalk broadband lol

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    Downloaded mine about an hour ago, worked fine. Had in it about 15 minutes.

    Game’s already live and running.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Looks as though Origin’s having a bit of a fanny. Can’t even get it to load the store now.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. thesamy

    i cant load the store too origin is the only way to download the beta?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. GrimRita

    Probably due to traffic and yes, its the only place to get it from. Consumer 0-4 Shafted by Origin

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Maximum Payne

    Yea that is because origin have 4-5 visitors for day and now well its 4-5 thousand in hour :P

    #30 4 years ago
  31. viralshag

    I’m just going to weigh in with my usual naysayer commentary, it’s not unuasual for STEAM to tell me a game is “currently unavailable for download at this time” with certain big releases. It’s happened a few time.

    So there. :P

    #31 4 years ago
  32. El_MUERkO

    Can anyone who manages to load the origin store please C&P a download link?

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Maximum Payne

    @32 haha when I start origin it says:Servers are down you are going to be in offline mode :D

    #33 4 years ago
  34. El_MUERkO

    Used a VPN to connect to the US, EA Store works fine, I guess they have different download servers for different geographical regions and don’t load balance.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Patrick Garratt

    Added in a bit about Origin “struggling”.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. GrimRita

    The Metro maps arent popular at all but the Caspian ones are all full. SOme of the issues that were in Alpha are still here and the controls are still a pain in the fucking arse.

    The browser system is still crap as well. Search isnt working properly and you cant join games when the map is changing, which can take as long as as downloading the beta can.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Patrick Garratt

    http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/29/welcome-all-to-the-battlefield-3-open-beta.aspx##

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Len

    Played Caspian Border loads yesterday, ’tis incredible and was actually relatively easy to get on regularly.

    Proper bf and quite overwhelmingly (in a good sense). What a game… :)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. CyberMarco

    Finally I’m downloading it NOW! XD

    #39 4 years ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    Guys would you tell me how long did it take you downloading this beta?, right now iam doing it and already has pass half and hour and only show a 2%, at this rate it will take the entire day T_T

    #40 4 years ago
  41. GrimRita

    It took me around 40 minutes. But bare in mind that the demand has increased now. Cant believe with a month to go, its still shabby. And I hate how you cant change the options unless you’re deployed IN battle.

    Nice work DICE

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Fin

    @41

    Yeah, it’s fairly ridiculous not being able to change loadouts and such from a menu (though maybe that’ll be the greyed-out “My Soldier” on the main menu?).
    The auto-join of new games does my head in too. I need to start a new game so I can quit? Fuck off.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. GrimRita

    No thought has gone into the design of this in terms of menus and how you access them. A truely DREADFUL experience. Everytime you leave a game, you have to quit. Then it opens a new Battlelog when you want to start up again, because you have to

    Why on earth its too difficult for them to allow us to open an option menu without the need to be DEPLOYED and taking fire is beyond me. But the muppets at Eurogamer will probably give this a 10/10 and I wonder why….

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    @43 You don’t have to play it.

    I am surprised that they still don’t allow you to quit out unless you’re in a match though. There’s one design choice I’ve never understood.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m downloading this on PS3.

    Right now.

    It’s taking ages.

    Based on almost all of the feedback so far (apart from Pat’s swooning over a falling tree), I’m not expecting much…

    #45 4 years ago
  46. GrimRita

    @44 what you mean is – I dont have to BUY it and I wont be. If this is the future of EA gaming with this browser based functionality, they can stick it where the sun dont shine because right now, its a mess.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Fin

    @44

    Woah woah woah, did you just complain about someone complaining?

    Pot, kettle, black, etc.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. GrimRita

    Spawning and lens flare is another issue. My god. What are DICE trying to do? If someone spawns on you, it can push you out into the line of fire if you are behind something and I had no idea that the sun shines in ALL directions so recons lens glare in the sunlight..please! LOL

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Virginityrocks

    People said the same thing about Steam…you know… Now look… Everyone loves it.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. HeavyD-Love

    So far a bit underwhelmed by the 360 version. Almost wanna say Crysis 2 looked and played better…..but i know it’s just a beta..

    Downloading PC version now. Waiting for PSN to come back up, i’m assuming it’ll be live at that point.

    (day off work today……playing Gears 3, RE4, and B3 beta :))

    #50 4 years ago
  51. viralshag

    @47, Someone is trying to steal your title as best complainer about complaints :P

    Only messing. :)

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Fin

    8)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Ireland Michael

    Anyone spotted any bullet proof leaves in any of these maps yet?

    I figured it’s an important thing to look out. It could ruin the whole game!

    #53 4 years ago
  54. GrimRita

    @51 excuse me. that will be my award this year so Fin, please keep your thoughts to just two posts a week :-p

    No bullet proof leaves for a change but still some issues surrounding the rocks. Despite my boots looking like a size 7, they must have an invisible 5 inches or so because trying to get close to some rocks is still impossible.

    For a game that has a month until release, shall we place our bets on the size of the first day patch? I’m going to start by saying 1.5Gb

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Shonak

    Beta is disappointing on a technical level, but gameplay is kinda nice – although far from perfect. Well, whatsoever. Pre-Order cancelled, I guess I wait a couple of months before I buy it. EA/DICE didn’t do themselves a favor with this beta, that’s for sure, a true bugmonster that BF3.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. manamana

    So far, so good. I find it a little fast paced, though. And definitely a lot of lonewolfs out there, got to play it with friends. A little bit underwhelmed about animations and textures of players, I must admit but its still beta.
    Going prone is great and they changed the charge settings/defusing to the better imo.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. manamana

    Oh and I definitely hit multiple guys with 870 in the face, got killed and health on them: 100% ….

    #57 4 years ago
  58. manamana

    @54 well then: don’t buy it?

    #58 4 years ago
  59. GrimRita

    @58 I am not.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. viralshag

    @59, I bet you do.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Uncontested

    Doesn’t feel like Battlefield 3, Feels like Battlefield: Bad Company 2.5

    #61 4 years ago
  62. DarkElfa

    Wow, it’s becoming hackville on day one in there.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. HauntaVirus

    Canceled pre-order.

    #63 4 years ago

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    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]