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Caspian Border opens up for BF3 PC owners ahead of closing beta

Friday, 7 October 2011 11:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

DICE has confirmed it’s to re-open servers for Caspian Border for the PC version of the Battlefield 3 beta for this weekend ahead of the trial closing this weekend. The re-opening is so that, according to BF’s US community manager, DICE can be “stress testing our servers.” The 64-player map, which also has jets and vehicles – the whole shebang, previously opened up last week as part of a short trial on it. Caspian reopens later today.

BF3 releases on October 28 in Europe for PS3, 360 and PC.

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43 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    dice are dickheads for not releasing this on console

    #1 4 years ago
  2. BraveLittleCrumpet

    Half expected this from all the bad press the beta has been getting.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    @1 Not really. Chances are that it wasn’t ready when they submitted the beta code to Microsoft or Sony and we know how long they take after something has been submitted..

    #3 4 years ago
  4. BraveLittleCrumpet

    Just to let you know the servers are now open but it’s crazy hard trying to get into a game.

    @3 If the beta code is over a month old as DICE said in a recent statement then surely that was enough time for MS and Sony to approve the code – then all DICE would have to do was flip the switch…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @3 dice can clearly update the beta to add more maps but they clearly cant be arsed

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Colin Gallacher

    @5 Yes…but why would they? It’s a beta test to gather information and to squash bugs. They’re being nice by letting the customers try it before hand. They want you to buy the game, not blast through it all in the beta!

    And when you consider that the code for the beta is already over a month old, it would be more of a hassle than anything.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    @6 its hard to make your mind up about getting the game or not when all you can do is play 1 map which doesnt even feel like battlefield and buy adding 1 more map like caspian border will sure make the beta enjoyble but also show the game as it truely is and you have to face it that DICE are trying so hard to please any gamer who is used to playing run and gun games by releasing metro

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    @4 Well if you look at it from DICE’s point of view. They’ve probably spent a fairly large amount of time getting the beta set up. And it will have all kinds of stats gathering features that the normal code won’t have. So if they were to pull resources off it to include more things in the beta it would risk the final product.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. GrimRita

    @2 I agree. I dont give a shit, I’ve already uninstalled the beta and wont be wasting my bandwith on this turd

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gama_888

    when does the beta close??

    #10 4 years ago
  11. endgame

    on it right now. it’s incredible! :))

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    Is there a password on them again?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Colin Gallacher

    @7 While true, the main point of this beta is to stress test the game, not to try and win people over. That’s what the released trailers are for :P

    @10 It finishes October 10th.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. GrimRita

    I think the headline should be changed to ‘Caspain Border released in damage limitation’

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gama_888

    @11, i just came off it loving it aswell.

    although it has made me late for uni ;)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    @14 I think the headline should be changed to “We don’t give a shit about GrimRita”

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    I just played little bit on CB OMG I forgot that I played BF! Its Like oh yea there is vehicles in battlefield ?!
    Really stupid to include metro in Beta.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Tech-N9ne

    Is it just me or this game just does not feel right. I’m not talking bugs here. Player movement, your movement, the feel of guns, the feel while aiming, the feel while dropping ammo and health kit, reviving players. I just don’t feel it. I play the beta then I play BF:BC2, and BF:BC2 feels so much better, I even tried BC1 again and that too feels so much better than the beta. I dunno why they had to go screw those up, rather than improve on them. This game just feels like COD.

    I really really hope this is not gonna be representative of the final game.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    You’re absolute dicks Dice. You originally put Caspian Border up on a weekend when I have no time to play games, you close it before I get the chance to play, then all week I play uncharted 2 because metro is crap, then AGAIN you put up Caspian during the weekend where I have no time to play games.

    DICKS!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. GrimRita

    This should have been the return of Battlefield, instead it will go down as an epic fail. Too much turmoil and now comes the PR bullshit onslaught to try and limit their fuck ups.

    /too late

    #20 4 years ago
  21. viralshag

    I really think a lot of you guys are focusing too much on the beta. At the end of the day, regardless of when and how they announced it, it’s still a beta. It’s not a demo. It’s certainly not as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be. And from what we’ve heard Caspian Border is far more impressive.

    I think the only thing we have learnt from this process is a lot of people would make terrible game testers.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. thesamy

    i still dont understand why you feel like you cant play the game..
    i played the game 20+hours is now in caspian border i played nonstop for 2-3 hours and its very fun.
    GrimRita lol is not to late, caspian boarder got the a feel of a battlefield try it you wont regrat.
    (you know what i think you writing this word but you are tying the game as we speak but just dont want to admit it and if im worng then you want to play it becuse you comment a lot on the game news..).

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    @21 Er no. This whole Beta was a marketing ploy, end of. Metro was used to convince CoD fanbois, that Dice can do run n gun focused maps. They can’t. Caspian border has been wheeled out to win back the faithful. It might.

    Your right in that Gamers are not games testers & gamers that spend lots of time within 1 particular genre get very picky. So NOT to expect this negative feedback from a buggy beta that you’ve released to everyone shows a lot of stupidity or arrogance.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. endgame

    @bf3haters u know u can just GTFO and play w/e else u idiots play in your free time. which probably r games like farmville, cod etc etc. I’m sick of u whine ass losers complaining about a game that is way too advanced for u to understand. also @Tech-N9ne player movement seems off to u? r u plain retarded!? ah don’t answer! that was retorical btw.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    ^ lol, yes your a prime example of the mature, intellectually superior BF player ;)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. viralshag

    @23, “Caspian border has been wheeled out to win back the faithful.”

    What the hell is this supposed to mean? It’s like people are annoyed they don’t have the full game at their fingertips in this beta. I’m sure the “faithful” are the ones enjoying the fact they got their hands on it early.

    And when people keep using the term “buggy beta” it kinda just says it all really. Previously, I have made some comments about it but to say that all the bugs(?) weigh so heavily that you’re no longer going to buy it, just strikes me as a little on the ridiculous side.

    Some say this will be the biggest flop… I have a feeling when the game releases the only thing we will see is the biggest U-turn in people’s opinions about the game.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Tech-N9ne

    @endgame or *Professor Battlefield

    No I aint retarded and yes player movement seems off, at least on my Xbox it is. I have put in over 400 hours into BF:BC 1 & 2 respectively and over 500 hours in BF2. I have played my share of Battlefield. And this is my opinion.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DSB

    @26 To be fair, people said the exact same thing about BC2. “Oh it’s just the beta, it’ll be fine on release” and when it launched it carried the very same bugs and shortcomings.

    That being said, I haven’t had major problems with the BF3 beta, although developers should really be a lot more careful with what they put out. If anything is clear it’s that people will completely ignore the term beta.

    Hell I’ve even seen that sort of thing in closed betas.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. viralshag

    @28, I agree. I still don’t think it was the best idea to release this to the masses.

    But BC2 still turned out to be a pretty amazing game, in my opinion at least. I just think there has been enough said on “how bad the betemo is” and just wait and see what the end product is like.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. GrimRita

    @26 What it means is that Caspain Border *SHOULD* have been the beta and not Metro. Metro was in alpha testing and if DICE didnt get enough data from that, then hell knows.

    Besides, this is supposed to be Battlefield 3 and for some, using Metro made it feel more like Bad Company 3.

    Theres no doubt that the game will sell, but when CoD is released, just look at all the copies lined up as pre-owned at your nearest games store.

    Personally, the bugs during beta wasnt an issue. The issue was Origin and why the fuck it is needed?! You dont even launch the game from it. You cant join/adjust squads in game(PC version) but instead have to use a clunky shit browser.

    Others have highlighted and its true – a game that uses alot of RAM – the PC wont like ALT/TAB to switch from Battlelog to game and it has to be THE single biggest stupid idea after voting Labour.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. viralshag

    “THE single biggest stupid idea after voting Labour.” Lolz – Anti-Labour FTW!

    Well, I have to say I’m surprised Activision has jumped all over this opportunity like some sort of hungry animal.

    If I was a ruthless big shot marketing man, I would tell them Acti to release a perfectly running demo with the slogan:

    “COME PLAY OUR DEMO, WE’RE PAST BETA TESTING!”

    #31 4 years ago
  32. BraveLilCrumpet

    Just going a little off topic but will VG247 be setting up a “Platoon” for BF3 when it’s released?

    I like the idea of shooting people in the face on behalf of the website

    #32 4 years ago
  33. GrimRita

    I dont think Activision need to. DICE are on a PR exercise today – this place is littered with stories – they have even dragged out Mirrors Edge 2 just to deflect away from their poor offering being released soon.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Sadismek

    Hmpf, I don’t get them. Why didn’t they release this on consoles too? My gaming platform is the PC and will always be (until Uncharted: Drake’s Deception launches :D), but gamers should have the same amount of maps on both consoles and PC. And I still don’t get why they decided to release Metro as their Beta map.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Activision are probably trying hard to come up with a smart arse comment for their trailer later… “This ain’t no beta… This is the real deal!!” Or something…

    Here’s a thought, maybe some of the peeps saying they don’t like the beta, don’t mean the glitches, but the actual gameplay…

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Sadismek

    @35 Yeah, that’s probably it. Although I think they should remove Metro, or improve it in the final game.

    I didn’t have many glitches in Beta, just the usual dead bodies which fly great distances, I’m kinda lucky that I’ve never fell in the map. As for the gameplay, it’s ok for me, but I really felt the lack of vehicles in Metro.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. viralshag

    @35, I don’t find the gameplay that much different to BC2, if anything I find it weightier and more realistic.

    And if that’s the case, people seem pretty caught up on the game if they don’t like it. I’m not a total fan of everything, the menus need some work and I don’t get why they went with the browser thing, but the actual gameplay when I’m in a match feels great to me.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DSB

    If “more realistic” means more finely tuned recoil, lower dispersion and higher damage, then hell yeah. To me that’s just an instance of far sleeker design.

    To me it just feels faster, far more precise and overall less clunky. BC2 was an alright game, but it was slow and to me the controls and the weapon design was too sloppy to keep me interested. This time it seems like they’ve gone back to basics and looked at other competitive shooters to bring their gameplay up to par.

    I still haven’t tried Border, so I don’t know if the vehicles are as paradoxical as they were in BC2, but based on the core gameplay from Metro, I’d definitely buy this game right off the bat, if only EA could sort out their Steam issues.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. viralshag

    Let’s face it. Steam and EA will make up and be friends a week before release and sales will probably go through the roof when added with their pre-purchased Origin numbers.

    If this happened, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. DSB

    I think they’re both really interested in that, so it wouldn’t surprise me either. It would definitely be better for Steam if they did it sooner rather than later though. I’m sure a lot of people would cancel their preorders and jump ship.

    I don’t believe in the conspiracy theories that EA planned it like that though. If that were the case, they wouldn’t have bothered with all the attack press releases.

    I’m hoping!

    #40 4 years ago
  41. NeoSquall

    @32
    I’d like the idea of shooting some people of this site, on behalf of the site itself. In-game, of course.

    @34
    64 slot maps aren’t included in the console version, simple as that.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. turbulence

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

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Fin

    Fuck off with you YT spam!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bP8_Dmfbe0

    #43 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • 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

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • 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

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • 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 […]