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Homefront, better than you thought it was..

Homefront, better than you thought it was..

When we were suggesting games for our list of Most anticipated Games of 2015 I threw Homefront 2 into the mix. Two days later, when the laughter had died down and they finally realised I wasn’t trolling, they wanted to know why. ‘It’s simple’, I told them. ‘Because the original Homefront is one of the best FPSs I’ve ever played!’ (But with a hell of a lot of caveats!). Now before I go on, I’m not talking about the single player campaign, which was the worst kind of linear shit imaginable. The protagonist can fly a helicopter and operate any number of guns and explosives, but can’t open a [...]

March 6, 2015 Dig Bick Impressions, Varia 0

Gaming News – December 8-10th

Gaming News – December 8-10th

Alien Isolation has just received a new patch which adds two hefty features. Fresh fans of sci-horror can now play on Novice difficulty, while die-hard fans of the genre are now able to put their nerves to the test on Nightmare difficulty. Happy screaming! *** Easily news of the week! On January 29th, Ubisoft will release a refreshed, modern-resolution-ready version of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic III. HoMM III HD will be out for PC, iOS and Android tablets, and (Ubi say) will offer the following: A new HD experience: re-live Heroes® III in HD, with true craftsmanship that offers players updated graphics with wide screen compatibility. [...]

December 11, 2014 Neoheresy News 0

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series (Part 2)

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series (Part 2)

We’re on a mission, people, a mission to discover how one mod changed the entire face of a AAA gaming franchise. If you missed last week’s briefing, get yourself up to speed here, then lock and load for Part 2 below… In a nutshell, one Swedish development team, Refraction Games, made the legendary online WWII shooter, Codename Eagle (1999). Refraction were then acquired by another Swedish outfit, Digital Illusions CE (DICE), and together they would give the world Battlefield 1942, back in 2002. BF 1942 proved itself both highly popular and highly moddable, and it’s as the Battlefield modding craze [...]

December 10, 2014 Neurotic Retro Gaming, Varia 0

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: Star Wars Battlefront

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: Star Wars Battlefront

WHAT SIDE WILL YOU CHOOSE? Star Wars: Battlefront is an upcoming title currently under development by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE)  and to be published by Electronic Arts. It is scheduled for release in late-2015 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the third main entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront series. In May 2013, publisher/developer Electronic Arts obtained exclusive rights to develop the Star Wars games for gaming consoles, and its subsidiaries DICE, Visceral Games, and BioWare started work on various Star Wars games. DICE first acknowledged the game at Electronic Arts’ E3 2013 press conference, along with a teaser [...]

December 9, 2014 J.J. Costello CAN'T F*CKIN' WAIT, News 1

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series

Saying that modding is one of the great advantages of PC gaming is an understatement. Mod(ification)s take many forms, from ‘unofficial’ patches that fix problems developers can’t or won’t deal with, to adding in totally new content or modifying existing content. Sometimes though, they go a step further and radically change the way a game looks, plays and feels, like the Super Skyrim Brothers mod for Skyrim, which exchanges the grim barbarians and frozen tundra of the latest Elder Scrolls for bouncy, colourful Mario cuteness. Sometimes, mods make the base game inarguably better than the ‘vanilla’ version of the game. [...]

December 3, 2014 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1

BF3: Aftermath Out Now

BF3: Aftermath Out Now

The new Battlefield 3 expansion pack is available today for PS3 Premium members at the following times: Europe: Nov 27 4-8 PM GMT US: Nov 27 4-8 PM PST Japan/Asia: Nov 28 10 AM-2 PM JST Rise from the ashes and fight for survival! In Battlefield 3: Aftermath, players fight for supremacy amongst shattered streets and buildings across four earthquake ravaged maps. This launch trailer features footage from all four maps and features the new crossbow, vehicles, and the new Scavenger game mode where players armed only with a pistol must search the environment for more powerful weapons.   [...]

November 27, 2012 J.J. Costello Varia 0

Alborz Mountains Sneak Peek

Alborz Mountains Sneak Peek

Make sure to change the Quality to 720p, or click-through to YouTube to watch it in its maximum resolution. Here’s a glimpse of one of the new Battlefield 3: Armored Kill maps called Alborz Mountains slated for release this month!  We spoke about this last week, and you can check out the exact dates that apply to your platform here. You can also check out the official Battlefield DICE blog where Andrew Hamilton, Senior Environment Artist talks about this map.     [...]

September 3, 2012 J.J. Costello XP4T Exclusives 0