Saturday, 02 April 2011 10:26

Battlefield 3 Teases Us Some More

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Our friends over at Drift Apex have done it again by releasing another great article about the recent Battlefield 3 bearings saying that "DICE will have you drooling over the game with the release of their new trailer."

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As if the anticipation of waiting for Battlefield 3 wasn't hard enough to handle, DICE decided to release episode 3 of their Fault Line series titled Get That Wire Cut. Just like the last two episodes, this episode revealed enough to get mouths watering again. With so many things to get excited about in just 2 minutes and 34 seconds, it's hard to take it all in.

Absolutely everywhere you look in the trailer there are stunning visuals. It's clear that DICE took their sweet time with this one. The textures are crisp, the animations are flawless, and the ambient noises are enough to immerse anyone into the action. Frostbite 2, the newest version of Bad Company 2's destruction engine, shows off some more of it's feisty side. Bullets now seem to realistically chip away at anything in the environment, including any enemy unfortunate enough to catch one. Oh, and DICE promises a full 12 minute reveal on April 17th.

DICE has really stepped up to the plate since Battlefield 2. The single player experience promises to be one to remember. Throw in the visual experience and the Frostbite 2 engine, and there will undoubtedly be thousands calling in sick for work.

Henry. "Battlefield 3 Teases Us Some More." Drift Apex. 2 Apr. 2011. Web.

Thursday, 17 March 2011 13:41

Homefront is coming

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With the recent flurry of anecdotal information regarding the battlefield series successor. Many games may have been pushed out of the limelight before they even had a chance to shine.

One of these games could be Homefront. Homefront could possibly be breaking into the multi-player competitive gaming scene in the absence of a battlefield teamwork orientated game suitable for competition.

There is a general consensus throughout professional gaming about some of the necessary features required within a game to make it competition worthy. Some of these features in the gamers checklist are rather simple such as demo recording, dedicated servers or even something as basic as a console. However the majority of recent "triple AAA" standard games have been mediocre at best from a competitive standpoint.

Hopefully Homefront can change this, and from all the information we have available at the minute, its definitely a possibility. It seems ESL also has alot of hope in Homefront becoming a great competitive FPS game by accepting it into the ESL Amateur Series before its official public release.

[utube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gelm2XY1hvk[/utube]

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 22:39

Battlefield 3 Fault Line Episode 2

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Follow our squad of U.S. Marines as they move to the rooftops to eliminate an enemy sniper in an abandoned hotel. This in-game footage from Battlefield 3 shows off the ANT animation technology from EA Tech in all its glory, with a climactic ending that speaks volumes of how the Frostbite 2 engine handles destruction. [utube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-x1tw_sRDY[/utube]
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 08:54

Battlefield 3 Fault Line Series Episode I

fpbattlefield3-bannerDICE posted a new Battlefield 3 single player gameplay trailer on the  official Battlefield site. The trailer shows a lot of the scenes we have  seen from the screenshots seen in various gaming magazines. Also we have 3 new images relesed from GDC showcasing the US' middle eastern occupation and the new drag to cover mechanic, The trailer reveals much of what we've already seen in magazines, but  seeing the drag mechanic in action, we learn it's controlled by the WASD  keys and that therefore this is PC footage. The story premise for the  single player mode is also revealed.

[utube]http://rush-zone.com/images/bf3/Battlefield3_ FaultLineEpisode1.mp4[/utube]

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 06:08

New Battlefield 3 Screen-shots

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Well here we go some more scans of whats to be this years biggest game Battlefield 3. Thanks to our friends over at bf-games.net, German editor Fabian Siegismund also played the demo level but describes it in another way and gives more detail to the destruction. Here is an example: when the huge building collapses during the earthquake it buries and destroys a Blackhawk helicopter. Patrick Bach says that debris can hurt characters. Important here: we are talking about the singleplayer. Not tested or confirmed for the multiplayer.

Talking about the multiplayer the text contains a short summary about the multiplayer aspects editor Siegismund was able to see. I’ll give you that aspects in form of a list. Most important fact but most likely a typo or mistake: 32 players for the console.

  • At a screen there were four classes with five slots for equipment. No further word about the details of the equipment is given
  • Siegismund says that he has seen a F-16 and a Su-27 Jet. Important here: there is a render / picture at the article that shows a F-18 Super Hornet and not a F-16. Don’t know if this means the existence of both jets or a typo.
  • Siegesmund talks about a “Replay-Function which was also included in Battlefield 2”. In our opinion he is talking about the Battlerecorder (as a function to replay whole games). His statement concerning this function: “DICE is playing around with a feasible version for BF3”. The function is not confirmed.
  • Sound: DICE is working with a revised system for the sound that enables players to detect from where a vehicle or enemy soldier is coming. Every object (aka tank, helicopter) has up to 80 soundchannels with different sounds from different angles.
  • Singleplayer: there will be Quicktime-Events where you have to push the mouse buttons to win a fight. The example here: an enemy tries to stab you with a knife and you have to defend you (knock him down / kill him).
Thursday, 10 February 2011 11:10

THQ: Going down the drain

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Well THQ and relic games have posted that they will be scrapping a few of the p4f games this year.

One of them is Company of heroes online(COHO).

Just been reading up on it and the question that was asked by the thousands of COHO beta testers (including myself) was "Why".

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