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DICE lists changes coming to Battlefield 3 thanks to beta feedback

Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DICE has listed the changes it’s making to Battlefield 3 thanks to all the hard work done by beta testers.

While a full list has been posted on the Battlelog forums, a shorter list with high profile changes is posted below, courtesy of the Battlefield Blog:

  • Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
  • Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
  • Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
  • Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
  • Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
  • A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
  • Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
  • Tweaked the Rank progression.
  • Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
  • Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
  • Framerate stability fixes.
  • The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
  • Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
  • Non working options in squad menu fixed: “Private” flag and “Switch Teams”.

Up to date news on changed and the beta itself can be found in the news section of Battlelog.

Meanwhile, DICE released a “welcome to the beta” video yesterday, and it can be watched below.

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38 Comments

  1. chriswhaaat

    I thought I was getting killed with one shot far too often. And always while running. now they just need to fix the whole falling through craters to beneath the map business

    #1 4 years ago
  2. HauntaVirus

    I’m not trying to minimize the amount of time and effort that went into this game but I’m horribly underwhelmed by the beta. I’ll give it another shot though.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. M. K.

    They should read the feedback more carefully, it’s only about the half of the problems I’m experiencing with the Xbox 360 version :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Wheres “Fixed clipping issues making players fall through the map”?

    And i’ve also noticed a bug where players can survive with 0% health, even worst; Someone told me that apparently when that happens, the player is invincible in till their health regenerates past 1%.

    And they really need to balance semi-auto sniper rifles, without a scope or with a x2 scope they’re ridiculously effective at close to medium range, even more so than a shotgun.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Well I think they are focusing on fixing the game itself rather then beta build which was god knows how long.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. GrimRita

    @4 the 0% health thing has been in since Bad Company 2 and its STILL there – so dont hold you’re breath.

    According to the post on battleplop, this is ‘Part 1′ of whats being fixed.

    Personally, by releasing such a poor quality beta has probably done more damage than good especially if they are looking to win customers from CoD.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. turbulence

    For those who want to see Caspian Border + Jets

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVUwecX0wlo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6dZ58yMgQ

    #7 4 years ago
  8. RRODboxnogames

    What about that blue covered screen you randomly get when you respawn ?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    Dont Hate me for what im about to say but for what i did played in the demo, i do like Bad company 2 better, i dont know what it is i cannot put the finger on it, but sometimes i wish battlefield 3 is and evolution from BC2, but in my eyes is not i hope the whole game is better, either way i gonna buy it on that wish alone.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    @9 I think its the map, Metro. Its VERY BC2 and I have already said after playing alpha that Bf3 is nothing more than BC3. I havent played the 64 player map, which might change my mind but right now, it certainly isnt a day 1 purchase any more.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Sadismek

    @10 Yeah, I completely changed my mind after playing Metro. Battlefield 3 isn’t a day 1 purchase for me either.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    @4, in BC2 health was rounded to the nearest whole number, so if their health was <0.5% when they kill someone it shows as 0%, I assume the same is true of BF3.

    The "invincible" thing is bullshit.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I absolutely am loving the beta more and more, but the list of bugs is just crazy. I have several things that i don’t see on that list. Just now, the sound of footsteps was gone, or incredibly low volume. EA Connection errors in the middle of the game. Loading screens that keep loading, crashes and so on.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DonnerKebab

    You only have to watch the Caspian Border footage to know BF3 will be good – this is essentially a cracking game… but why is Metro a BF3 map at all??? BF without vehicles on a small map is… MoH

    The glitches will be ironed out I hope, but when will EA update their creaking servers.

    Also apparent: the MASSIVE compromise on graphics that DICE have had to make for the outdated consoles (I have consoles but if ever there was a game that said dump them in the bin and get a PC, this is it).

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DonnerKebab

    Oh yes – Grenades sticking to leaves…. er….

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    I thought i was gonna hate the map but i love it. Ok i admit, the beginning is kinda meh, but i LOVE the metro. It makes for different kind of gameplay but still feels like Battlefield, awesome battles in the subway, love it!!!

    But goddamn…this has to be the buggiest beta ever for me. More to add to the list: Ridiculous animations of soldiers, completely wrong, when shooting someone, sometimes he flies all over the map, and so on.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    “by releasing such a poor quality beta”

    Someone still doesn’t understand what beta means.

    “But goddamn…this has to be the buggiest beta ever for me.”

    Then you clearly haven’t played many betas.

    Most “betas” that come out nowadays are just glorified demos – the finished product, used to generate hype. You never hear updates about improvements or fixes during these.

    Seeing how Dice is clearly monitoring feedback and implementing a steady stream of fixes within very short spans of time (this is what? Day four? And they’ve already fixed a tonne of stuff?), this is clearly not one of those glorified demos.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    you know what I might pick this game up I was sitting on the side lines thinking that I have to many games already. I mean I have a mmo in th wings right now kight of the old republic. Not only that kind sick of shooters and console ports.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Stardog

    Are they still trying to pretend BF3 is PC-focused?

    The beta is a joke, and until they remove Origin and browser-based launching, which reduces the game to a pop-up app, I won’t be buying.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    not even the fucking beta testers needed to test this

    #20 4 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s BDH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Antisuperman

    Yeah, to people complaining about the beta being buggy, I read somewhere that DICE said the beta build of the game is NOT the same that’s being released. A large scale beta is a much more effective way of finding bugs than any form of testing they can do in house.

    That said, not loving the Metro map. Wish they’d released one of the bigger ones.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Pendragon1769

    the build that they are using if i remember correctly is a month old build i’m sure they have fixed many issues for launch, the falling under the ground has been fixed, it seems to be server based for the issue since most of the servers i have played on the last couple days did not have this problem.

    At first i thought the idea of a browser launch was stupid but the more i used it the more i like the idea, i can get into a game faster than i can actually launching a normal game, for switching games all you have to do is alt tab and find a new one and it loads up the next server.

    I do agree that some of the animations are rediculous and im praying they are fixed, Origin doesnt bother me to much its pretty much just another steam but for EA games eh whatever. I did get a chance to play on caspian border and i will say it was Fing awesome it felt exactly like a battlefield game, i like metro now i didnt at 1st, most BF2 players dont like rush maps and think that the BF series games should be just conquest, hate to break it to ya but that gets boring after a while.

    all in all this will be a day 1 purchase if not just for the “free” maps, i have faith in DICE and they havent let me down yet

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    The falling through the ground thing is almost definitely server based, and not client side. It’s just lag from strain on the server network.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Pendragon1769

    they said the removed the terrain destruction because it was causing issues with the falling through the world, the servers that have it enabled still are the ones with the problem but the lag doesnt help much

    #25 4 years ago
  26. stretch215

    Well, this beta is definitely better than the bad company 2 beta, and that game turned out OK. At least this is playable.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. CyberMarco

    Some extra footage…!

    Battlefield 3 BETA Team Deathmatch – Operation Metro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrj6l0sotA0

    Battlefield 3 BETA Conquest – Operation Metro [Part 1]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdSlZO1YOGg

    Battlefield 3 BETA Conquest – Operation Metro [Part 2]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0-NBBuWeGE

    Enjoy! ;)

    #27 4 years ago
  28. GwynbleiddiuM

    I still see people shooting from below the ground fucking texture since it ignores the environment and serves as a wallhack like experience, the fucking machine guns are OP and imba, I keep getting killed by dudes with scope mounted machine guns from a fucking long range, like from spawn base to spawn base long range, people abusing the flashlight in bright daylight is annoying, ffs in a bright daylight a small flashlight is hardly visible, let alone blinding you, people hide behind covers sometimes being protected by invisible walls that bullets can’t carve through their heads while there’s nothing in front of them. I’m pro prone, but I think it’s being over used a lot, I wouldn’t mind if it was perk or recon only ability even if that’s too silly to even consider it’ll still balances the game better.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Shonak

    @4: Yeah, these sniper rifles without scope are horrible. If I get killed by a shotgun in close combat than that’s fine. But sniper rifle w/o scope, it’s like quickscoping all over again, even worse probably, since they don’t even have to adjust it that much in close combat.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. GrimRita

    @ 29 it could be like bc2 where a shotgun can kill you from the same range as a sniper

    #30 4 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    you know what I am disappoint BF3 only has 64 players on a map when you can have 128 people on a mp!!!!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. manamana

    @Grim stop whining, you plan to not purchase the game already, so get your CoD fix later.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. GrimRita

    grow up manamana. If you’ve noticed me ‘whining’ then you notice that I dont play CoD. So please, get your facts RIGHT.

    Make sure you wipe your brown nose on the EA napkin on the way out.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. manamana

    I dont need to wipe nothing, its you who should get the fuck of Bf3 articles, if you have nothing worthy or at least funny to contribute, arse.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Dizasterous

    I for one am disapointed in bf3. The left out things I loved about bfbc2 and put in things I hated about call of duty. I personely believe that bfbc2 is a better online game then call of duty. So when I heard of about bf3 I was stoked. But now im in awe. They changed so much of the game I loved that I think i’m going to cancel my reserved copy. Bf3 to me plays like a cross between call of duty and homefront. so here is a list of things I hate. 1 I wanna bring buildings to the ground. 2 hitting L3 to hold my breath when sniping (this is battlefield not call of duty) 3 like in bfbc2 they left out laying down because they said it didn’t add any dynamic to the game (well it doesnt in bf3 either) 4 put the ammo box back with the assault class and the med pack back with the LMGs (support, medic) 5 the way the guns jump around when firing is ridiculous compared to bfbc2. 6 the iron sights are to thick looking thin them out 7 throwing grenades is stupid looking and ineffective. I understand people dont have the same views as me on all these issues. But as a big fan of battfield bad conpany 2. I hoped for something similar with a couple new tweeks and new maps. I didnt expect a whole new multiplayer experience. One that in my opinion doesnt live up to bfbc2 standards. Maybe in the near future they can make a new bad company game with a more simular experience as bfbc2. Until then i’ll keep playing bfbc2 or maybe skyrim

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Dralen

    For a start, this is Battlefield 3 not Bad Company 3, it’s the sequel to Battlefield 2. Second, this is a beta not a multiplayer demo; so it’s going to have a lot of bugs. Third, they are trying to find bugs; they probably thought metro would be the best map to find bugs and that’s why they are using it.

    I understand alot of betas today are glorified demos *Cough* Gears of War 3 *Cough*. But dice aren’t like that.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. GrimRita

    @34 I will post where I want thank you very much. Maybe its just because I have higher standards for this and like many here, have come away unimpressed. Deal with it.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. manamana

    No, if anything I have to get used to some troll stating on nearly every BF3 article, how its not becoming a day1 purchase or no purchase at all. Please take your *higher standards* and just don’t buy this game, you would do us all a favor, thanks.

    #38 4 years ago

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    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

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  • 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

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

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

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  • 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 […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

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  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

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  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

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  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

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  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

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