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Titanfall’s ‘Expedition’ DLC will be released later this week, Electronic Arts has announced. The DLC will add ‘War Games’, ‘Swampland’ and ‘Runoff’ maps, Titanfall’s first expansion pack debuts on Xbox One and PC tomorrow the 15th May.

‘Expedition’ is expected to make its Xbox 360 debut in June.

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The map pack can be downloaded for $9.99 individually (UK prices to be confirmed), or as part of the Titanfall season pass.

It launches alongside a new update, which introduces deeper loadout customisation, match summary details and additional settings for private matches.

Starting this Friday (28th February) Xbox One in the UK , will get a new UK estimated retail price (ERP) of Xbox One will be £399.99/€499.99, and only after 90 plus days from launch. Xbox One including Titanfall will also be available for pre-order from today at the same price of £399.99/€499.99.

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Harvey Eagle, Marketing Director, Xbox UK said: “At Xbox, we believe there’s never been a better time to join the new console generation. To help our fans do just that, Xbox One will be available at the new UK estimated retail price (ERP) of £399.99 from this Friday 28th February. And while supplies last, fans will also get Titanfall – the most anticipated game of the year – included in the box.”

The Titanfall offer comes with special edition Titanfall packaging and includes an Xbox One console, Kinect sensor, standard Xbox One wireless controller, standard Xbox One Chat Headset, one month of Xbox Live Gold membership and a digital copy of Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts.

Customers can pre-order the Xbox One Titanfall offer from today via http://www.xbox.com/titanfallbundle

At the moment the price is only for the UK but who knows what may happen in the future from Microsoft.

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EA today announced  that Titanfall, the debut game from acclaimed independent videogame developer Respawn Entertainment, will be landing on store shelves beginning 11th March, 2014 in North America and 14th March in the UK exclusively for Xbox One,, Xbox 360 and the PC. Titanfall is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armoured, 24-foot titans.

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Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall delivers a brand-new online experience that combines fluid, fast-paced multiplayer action with heroic, set-piece moments found in traditional campaign modes.

“Since we revealed the game in June we’ve been absolutely blown away by the reaction to Titanfall,” said Vince Zampella, a Co-Creator of Call of Duty and Co-Founder of Respawn Entertainment. “The feedback we’re getting from fans around the world is fueling our team as we head towards March and motivating us to deliver an experience that lives up to the hype.”

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In addition to the standard edition of the game, the Titanfall: Collector’s Edition (SRP £249.99) which is exclusive to Game in the UK, will include an exclusive collectible 18” hand-crafted Atlas titan statue with diorama and battery-powered LED lighting, a full-size art book featuring more than 190 pages of rare concept art, and an exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan. Gamers who pre-order either the standard or collector’s edition of Titanfall will receive a limited edition poster at participating retailers.

Set in the near future on a distant frontier torn apart by war, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. The action is rapid and varied – featuring parkour-style wall running, massive double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.

Titanfall and the Titanfall: Collector’s Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on 11th March, 2014 in North America, and 14th March, 2014 in the UK.

Titanfall will have a large presence on the show floor at this year’s Eurogamer Expo, it will be playable for the first time in the UK.

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Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, Titanfall brings players together in epic multiplayer team battles contested by a mixture of free-running Pilots and agile mech-style walkers called Titans.

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Visitors to the Eurogamer Expo will be able to take part in six-versus-six multiplayer games on a number of stations on the floor, marking the game’s first playable showing anywhere in the UK.

Eurogamer Expo 2013 (#EGX) takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September. Tickets have now completely sold out, with over 70,000 gamers expected.

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Titanfall joins the biggest ever line-up of playable games on the EGX show floor, with games playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and every other major system. Visitors will also be able to sample future tech like Oculus Rift.

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Microsoft have announced that if you are fans of Season Passes and are looking forward to the new Xbox One with the New Season Pass Guarantee program. with this program, you can purchase a Season Pass for a Xbox 360  game title and would be automatically receive access to get the equivalent Xbox One Season pass for that game.

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With some of the biggest publishers, including Activision, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, are all lining up for the Season Pass Guarantee program, and are offering season pass content you can’t find anywhere else for blockbuster titles in 2013 and 2014.

You’ll be able access exclusive season pass content on anticipated titles like “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Battlefield 4” on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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EA REVEALS BATTLEFIELD 4 MULTIPLAYER — THE NEXT GENERATION OF ONLINE WARFARE
Celebrated DICE Studio Delivers a New Era of Battlefield with World-Class Multiplayer Gameplay Featuring Levolution, Commander Mode and Epic 64-Player Battles for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
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Today Dice demonstrated the next generation of Battlefield 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. DICE showcased “Angry Sea,” a stunning single-player demo at the Microsoft media briefing, “Xbox: A New Generation of Games Revealed.” DICE also debuted “Siege of Shanghai,” a spectacular 64-person multiplayer match at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” press conference. Both software demos were running at a silky smooth 60-frames per second, even while rendering massive maps, vehicles and infantry, environmental effects and dynamic destruction. Gamers can tune into a live stream of Battlefield 4 multiplayer direct from the EA E3 show floor at: http://www.battlefield.com/uk

DICE also revealed two notable innovations in multiplayer: a game-changer called Levolution, and the return of the fan-favourite Commander Mode. Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield. With Levolution, the environment reacts to the player’s every move and ensures no two games will ever be the same. Commander Mode places two opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It’s a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad or Android tablet.
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DICE also announced today in celebration of the unveiling of Battlefield 4 multiplayer and to thank the millions of fans that have logged over one billion gameplay hours in Battlefield 3, DICE is giving away Battlefield 3: Close Quarters digital expansion pack to all Battlefield 3 players for free*. For more details on how to download the pack, please visit: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway Battlefield 4 will be available November 1 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and PC. Battlefield 4 will also be available for Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4.
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In a few weeks time EA will be releasing Crysis 3 and we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Crytek and talk to them.

Powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

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Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet’s quest for retribution.

Over to the interview:

Crysis 3 will be released on February 22nd in the UK and February 19th in the US for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Are you suiting up? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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With Crysis 3 very close to launch, EA and Crytek have released a beta of the multiplayer version of the game that anyone can play.

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Powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

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Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet’s quest for retribution.

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The Crysis 3 Multiplayer Open Beta will be released on Jan 29th, available to everyone on the PC, XBOX 360 and PS3 platforms!

The beta is designed to give you just a taste of the full Crysis 3 multiplayer experience, and help the development team collect your valuable feedback.

In the Crysis 3 Beta, you’ll be able to suit up, team up with your friends, level up to rank 10, and customize your Nanosuit with different weapons, attachments and suit modules.

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Have you tried the beta? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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EA will be releasing Medal of Honor: Warfighter at the end of October and they have worked closely with former Tier 1 Special Forces Operators to ensure the game is as realistic as possible. We recently got a chance to talk to a former SAS solider about the game and his life in the regiment.

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Medal of Honor Warfighter tells the personal story of U.S. Tier 1 Operator “Preacher,” as he returns home only to find his family torn apart from years of combat deployment. Trying to pick up the pieces and salvage what remains of his marriage, Preacher is reminded of what he’s fighting for – family. But when a deadly explosive known as PETN penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent in to do what they do best – solve the problem.

Daniel McKean was in the SAS so he is more than qualified to comment on the realism in the game.

Andrew Edney: Hi Daniel, tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Daniel McKean: Sure, my name’s Daniel McKean and I spent 22 years in the British Army with over half of that time in the SAS. I travelled all around the world, met lots of good people and not so many nice people as well in my time. I served in places from the jungle to arid desert environments, the arctic and all over the world, including the Middle East. Different environments posed different challenges, the jungle for example is a hard place to soldier in, and if you can soldier in the jungle you can soldier anywhere around the world, its very very solitary and hard environment to survive in. It degrades your body, everything wants to bite, sting or scratch you and everything rusts. Your weapons and you kit rots, and you’ve got to keep on top of your personal hygiene.

As I said, I’ve served all over the world, the jungle, the desert, Bosnia, the Middle East and I’ve been involved in lots of operations.

AE: So how did you end up in the SAS?

DM: From an early age, from being a child things influence you in life and it may sound a little bit cheesy but I always knew I would serve in the Regiment. I had it in my mind that I would always do it, and that it was something I wanted to do and I just wasn’t prepared to fail. I passed selection first time and got through it all. Believe it or not I watched the film Who Dares Wins when I was a kid as well and it really stuck in my mind. The film isn’t a true representation of the SAS but it whets your appetite and so when the time came I just did it, passed first time and just never looked back.

AE: Tell us some of the things you can talk about from your time in the Regiment.

DM: I’ve clearly got to be careful what I say, like I said, I’ve served all around the world in many operations, including Iraq and been in countless ambushes, involved in hostage rescue scenarios and other various situations. People have asked me in the past what’s it like doing a job like that, and do you get scared, and yeah, of course you get scared and it keeps you on edge – you are a little bit nervous, a little bit worried and it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and it keeps you alert and alive.

AE: Have you seen much of Medal of Honor Warfighter?

DM: Yes, I’ve played the single player game of Medal of Honor Warfighter, and I really enjoyed it, it was a really good experience, a pleasurable experience and a very lifelike one as well.

AE: So you felt that it was quite realistic?

DM: I did, and I thought it was a fantastic game. What I liked about is the fact that the developers have taken time with the weapons systems. They have recorded the different calibres of weapons – 9 mil, 556, 7.62, 50 cal and so on. When I hear those sounds on that game it really takes me back to my time in the Regiment – that’s how lifelike it is. They really have taken a lot of time to record the sounds and the atmospherics and make the towns look good – they have clearly visited these places. They’ve looked at the style of buildings and picked up on the atmospherics and have then put that into the game which is a great representation – its really good.

AE: Do you play a lot of First Person Shooter games?

DM: It’s a bit of a generation thing, I have started playing them. and a lot of young military guys play these games. It’s almost a big social event just sitting around and playing the games. You go into an accommodation block and every room will probably have a gaming system in with guys sitting around playing the games, its just a good way of socialising.

AE: You’ve said that the sounds and visuals are very realistic – during the various demo’s of the game I have seen this year I’ve spoken to a few Tier 1 Operators who are working on the game. So did it feel to you that they have spent a lot of time making the game as realistic as possible and what was your first reaction when you played it?

DM: Well my first reaction when I played it and saw it was wow, they have really spent a lot of time researching these weapon systems and villages, and just the detail of the equipment and weapon systems is amazing. The way the characters move are really realistic. There is currently a line between gaming a real war and this game is as real as it gets, it really is.

AE: So what have you been doing since leaving the Regiment?

DM: I’ve been doing a lot of security work for different clients both at home and abroad but its a strange transition leaving any military organisation and becoming a civilian, you get institutionalised. I find it hard, I will be honest, I found the first six months after leaving incredibly hard. I will never mirror what I did in the Regiment in any civilian walk of life, that’s a fact, and that’s something I have got to accept, but I’m enjoying it now, it’s nice and settled, so I am ok.

AE: Thank you very much for your time Daniel.

DM: No problems at all, nice talking to you.

So there you have it – a former member of the SAS says that Medal of Honor Warfighter “is as real as it gets”.

Will you be playing when it’s released next week? Let us know by leaving a comment below, and watch out for our review shortly.

     

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Aston Villa footballer, Darren Bent, fronts a trick-shot awareness test with the hottest freestyle talent – and it’s all to do with Medal of Honor Warfighter so take a look.

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Can you count the number of touches from the team in orange? Watch to test your ability…

How did you do? Let us know!

Do you want to play Medal of Honor Warfighter now? If so, download the demo and fight alongside the most elite Special Forces units in the world in the Open Beta. Create a two man squad of death, your FIRETEAM, and fight together for rewards. Take to the battle in one of the unique, real world terrorist hotspots in the only authentic modern military shooter this holiday. Plow through shrapnel, debris, fire, and more as the Frostbite 2 powered multiplayer frenetically connects you to the battle.

The demo is free to download as long as your are an Xbox Live Gold member.

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Back in April we showed you a preview of Medal of Honor Warfighter. Now there is a demo you can download now.

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We recently got to spend a few hours playing Medal of Honor Warfighter (but more on that soon).

Would you like to play it before it comes out at the end of month?

If so, download the demo and fight alongside the most elite Special Forces units in the world in the Open Beta. Create a two man squad of death, your FIRETEAM, and fight together for rewards. Take to the battle in one of the unique, real world terrorist hotspots in the only authentic modern military shooter this holiday. Plow through shrapnel, debris, fire, and more as the Frostbite 2 powered multiplayer frenetically connects you to the battle.

The demo is free to download as long as your are an Xbox Live Gold member.

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