Respawn noted that Content Update 8 is currently available only for the Windows PC and Xbox One versions of Titanfall. The Xbox 360 version will get it later because it is developed by Bluepoint Games, not in-house at Respawn.
The free update, which Respawn announced yesterday in a Twitch livestream, is highlighted by the addition of a four-player co-op mode called Frontier Defense. Content Update 8 also marks the debut of Ranked Play, and includes additional features such as a fullscreen mini-map; a new scoring system with three stars to earn for every mode on every map; and a long list of bug fixes. Two other new modes, Deadly Ground and Marked for Death Pro, will be released Nov. 5 and Nov. 26, respectively.
To celebrate its relaunch, the studio has assembled a 3D Realms Anthology consisting of 32 classic games along with a "re-rockestrated soundtrack". This bundle will ordinarily sell for $39.99, but is half off at $19.99 for the next 48 hours. More on that later.
This new and improved 3D Realms includes original founder Scott Miller along with new additions like CEO Mike Nielsen and vice president Frederik Schreiber, CEO of Interceptor Entertainment.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will be out in just a few weeks, and Ubisoft is showing off more of the Paris its constructed. We’ve talked about the co-op heists, and now we’re getting a look at some more of the activities in which you can engage.
Instead of the point A to point B assassination missions of previous entries, the Unity team has created small narratives around the targets. Players will be able to uncover clues and approach the mark from a variety of angles.
Tis the season for games to get some kind of pumpkin-flavoured update (or to prompt outrage by dealing in precisely zero pumpkins/ghosts/costumes). In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Hallowe’en means Valve will have done something utterly adorable to their map chickens. And by map chickens I don’t mean those losers who mill about accidentally falling victim to [...]
If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "Sure, Dark Souls 2 is tough and all, but what I really want is a way to trick it into believing it's a first-person shooter," then there's a mod just for you.
The Dark Souls 2 first-person mod turns From Software's action role-playing game into … an FPRPG? As demonstrated by YouTube user Benzoin-Gum, it lets players freeze the camera in its zoomed state. There's a list of known issues with the mod, Benzoin-Gum admits, but the YouTuber believes the entire game should be playable.
"simply freeze the camera zoom value, equip a bow/binoculars and zoom in," Benzoin-Gum wrote. "the camera will stay zoomed, allowing you to roam drangleic in first person. triggering a load screen (and possibly cutscene) will reset the camera, simply perform the above steps again. may not work for windows 8 users or those with an outdated copy of the game."
Frozenbyte, developer of co-op platformer Trine, has created one of the most mobile-looking mobile games in Splot. The platformer is available today on the App Store for $3.99 (€3.59 / £2.49) and features a blob that must capture "birdlings" within a time limit. It's the fast-fingers type of game that's better suited for pretending you're watching reality television than on the morning commute.
The game includes 56 levels and over 150 Splots to collect, as well as seven types of worlds to bounce around in. The developer has certainly shown it has chops when it comes to making platformers, as the Trine series has over 7 million sales.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty co-developer Oddworld Inhabitants has updated its blog to inform us of the status of the various ports for its Abe's Oddysee remake. Sadly, no release dates were announced, but here's the skinny on each the version coming along:
The PC, Mac and Linux versions of New 'n' Tasty is largely playable - and has been showcased to the public as such - but it still needs a bit more spit and polish before it goes out the door. "We're not quite finished with ensuring the game is fully optimised for all hardware, and have at least a couple of months left before release," the developer said, but it noted that there will be customisable graphic settings and there may even be a closed beta soon.
Next up are the PS3 and Vita versions, which Oddworld Inhabitants said have "proved to be something of a challenge."
Xbox Music users will no longer be able to stream music for free effective Dec. 1, according to Xbox Support.
Microsoft currently offers ad-supported free streaming music and radio on the web and Windows 8 devices in 15 countries. Once December rolls around, users on those platforms will have to pay for an Xbox Music Pass, which costs $9.99 per month; Microsoft offers a 30-day trial. This has always been the case on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, where customers have been able to access a 15-song trial before being asked to subscribe.
There's no specific explanation as to why Microsoft is discontinuing free streaming; the company said only that "we are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers." The streaming shutdown won't affect any music that customers have purchased. And any playlist, radio stations or collections that users have created will still exist, but will be inaccessible for listening without an Xbox Music Pass.
I'm going to a Dota 2-themed Halloween party this weekend. Yes, that's a little early—and yes, that is the dorkiest thing you've ever heard. Whatever. I'm too busy trying to figure out a Dark Seer costume that isn't going to make me look like Papa Smurf to care. This week I'm going to list some costume ideas that you might want to try out at your own Halloween parties—or, indeed, any other party you attend over the course of the year.
There's more to a good costume than simply what you wear. A good costume comes with an attitude, a persona, a performance. A good costume convinces everybody else in the room that you are the new and exciting image you present. These costumes are geared to immerse you in each hero's distinctive personality and fascinating lore. These are identities for you to adopt, armour to gird you as you march down the midlane of any given social engagement. Enjoy.