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Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 – Part One

It’s a double review this week from me, as I take a look at the two shooting heavyweights – Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. I’ll be looking at both the single and multiplayer and seeing just how well they stand up, but first – the Campaign gets my attention before I go for the multiplayer. Let’s dive in.

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Check Out SSX in Motion and New Screens

SSX has dropped the Deadly Descent sub name, as well as the dark vibe from the original debut trailer. In the footage after the jump, it’s mostly development video showing the snowboarder and physics in action. But if you’re not into checkered board mountain ranges,  there is also a few bits of actual gameplay in there as well plus some screens after the jump featuring series veteran Elise.

 

The title is set to come out January 2012, so we’ve still got a bit of a wait.

 

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Battlefield Play4Free Launch Trailer

Do you love the Battlefield series but your wallet is too empty for it to love you back? Don’t worry, Battlefield Play4Free doesn’t discriminate! This new title is a free to play Battlefield with a more standard Battlefield look than the previous Heroes title.

 

It may not look as impressive as Battlefield 3, but, hey, it’s free. Well, to a certain extent. Of course, some profit has to be made. The title features a cash shop where you can purchase in-game goodies. The title features four classes and sixteen vehicles, so it definitely isn’t too much of a bare bones experience, as long as you don’t go in expecting $60 worth of content.

 

You can sign up for the game here.

 

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Battlefield 3 ‘Faultline Episode 2’ Trailer

Did the last Battlefield 3 trailer have you on the edge of your seat? What happens next!? Well, now you sort of know. You go after a sniper who has a fun time harassing you with shots that just happen to barely miss and leave your entire squad intact.

 

It’s a bit interesting that this is the angle that EA wants to present the title. I’m sure the multiplayer will be just fine, it’s just the fact that it is more of a Call of Duty-esque approach. It will be interesting to see if it can differentiate in the single player or if it will just be a linear campaign.

 

You can find the original trailer here.

 

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EA Trying to “Figure Out” How to Continue Mirrors Edge

Fancy yourself some Mirrors Edge? Wish there was a sequel? Well, as of right now it doesn’t seem to be in EA’s agenda. But why exactly?

While Mirrors Edge was somewhat successful, it didn’t really make a hit like Dead Space did. There were quite a few issues in terms of design for Mirrors Edge and it wasn’t as strong as Dead Space in the market. EA said they’re still trying to “figure out how to bring Mirror’s Edge back.

EA doesn’t want to simply toss it out there and appeal only to the previous audience. Instead, they want to be able to expand the franchise, so they are treading cautiously for now.

We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience.

(Source: Joystiq)

Get Ready to Sever Necromorths in Dead Space 2’s DLC

Already dying for some more Dead Space 2 action on your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3? Get ready because on March 1st, two new stand alone single player missions will be available for $6.99 on PSN, or 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.

Severed follows Gabe Weller, who fought through the nightmares of Dead Space: Extraction. This security officer comes outfitted with his own special suit along with an upgraded Pulse Rifle to mow down the Necromorphs. Fans of the original Dead Space are getting a bit of a treat here though. A monsters from the original will be returning: the Twitcher.

You can check out the announcement trailer right after the jump.
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What do Lord of the Rings and Brett Favre have in common?

Well it looks like EA is about to force them both into retirement.

Let’s be honest EA has a lot of online games and with a lot of online games comes a lot of servers.  It seems that EA has finally decided to shut down some of these servers so they can free up valuable time and money that the company believes could be spent keeping up and updating newer more popular online titles.  Although most people know EA for its popular sports franchises such as NFL Madden and NBA Live people forget that at one time they were the soul developer of the popular Lord of the Rings gaming franchise, a franchise which EA was forced to take off their online servers December 31st due to an expiring license. Continue reading What do Lord of the Rings and Brett Favre have in common?

Dead Space 2: Multiplayer Solar Array Trailer

Dead Space 2 is following a trend of shooters now to bring Multiplayer to titles that don’t seem to need it. On the bright side, they are putting more of a focus on a Left 4 Dead style multiplayer rather than a, ‘oh no, we both have guns lets shoot each other’ approach.

After the jump you can check out the latest trailer featuring the miners fending off against the Necromorphs while trying to complete objectives. There are also three new multiplayer screens. Dead Space 2 is set for January 2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC

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EA Registers New SSX Domain Names

The snowboarding genre both boomed and fizzled last generation. Pretty much every snowboarding has franchise died out, leaving Shaun White’s Snowboarding to take the throne via the Wii. Although recent evidence suggests EA may be looking to take a shot back at the genre but reviving their classic snowboarding series, SSX.

EA recently registered two new domain names connected to the SSX name: SSX First Descent and SSX Deadly Descent. Considering how similar the names are, they are probably just covering their ground while trying to figure out what title to go with. Of course, this doesn’t confirm the game, but it makes it seem very likely that one is, at the very least, in the works.

Who knows, maybe EA is just registering domain names for fun.

(Source: Destructoid)

Wut U Talkin Bout? M.U.L.E.

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked intro in a franchise.

Some of you may be thinking “what in the heck is a M.U.L.E.,” while others are probably thinking “Isn’t M.U.L.E. a popular game?” M.U.L.E., released in 1983 for the Atari 400 and Atari 800, was one of the first titles to do four player multiplayer right. It was later ported to the Commodore 64 where it became a hit title on the platform. Unfortunately, most modern gamers never look beyond the NES when it comes to retro gaming. So while M.U.L.E. is recognizable by some, many gamers today know nothing of, or very little about the title.

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