Battlefield Hardline Single Player Revealed

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Battlefield Hardline Single Player Revealed

At EA's Gamescom press conference, Visceral Games showed single-player gameplay for the very first time. (The image above is from multiplayer. New screens and video are expected soon.)

The scene opens on what looks like some kind of illicit deal. The player character and his friend Marcus are double crossed by a man in a strange hat I believe is named Albert. Your pal's lady friend is behind the setup and she seems upset that he's captured along with you. 

You and Marcus are cuffed and tossed in a cell. He managed to get a lockpick from his girl when she hugged him goodbye and uses it to open the door. You creep through the dark silo hallways still in cuffs until you come across a guard. The demoer sneaks up behind, chokes him out with the cuffs, and takes the key that will free up his hands. Now you've got a handgun.

Two New Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer Modes Revealed

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Two New Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer Modes Revealed

EA closed out its Gamescom 2014 press briefing with two brand new modes for Battlefield Hardline. Hotwire involves high speed car chases, as criminals and cops hang out the windows with weapons blazing, weave in and out of traffic, and crisscross the countryside.

Rescue is a five-on-five, eSports-focused mode that gives each player one life during the round. With the destruction capable in Frostbite 3, it's a shot across Rainbow Six Siege's bow.

Battlefield Hardline is coming in early 2015 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

EA And BioWare Announce Multiplayer-Only Shadow Realms For PC

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EA And BioWare Announce Multiplayer-Only Shadow Realms For PC

BioWare is moving in a slightly different direction with the title it's been teasing for a the past couple of weeks. Shadow Realms is a 4v1, online multiplayer game that pits heroes against a diabolic shadow lord.

The villain can place traps, possess monsters, and work to whittle the heroes down to nothing before a final confrontation. This is a departure for BioWare, which has traditionally focused on single-player, story driven narratives.Bioware Austin, the developer on the project, will be updating the narrative arch periodically, with new story content and variations on the realms players visit. The community will experience these together as time goes on.

EA hasn't yet discussed a monetization model for Shadow Realms, but we'll have some impressions live in just a few minutes.Shadow Realms will be available in late 2015. Closed Alpha access is available for sign up on the official site.

Goalies Revamped For FIFA 15

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Goalies Revamped For FIFA 15

EA detailed some of the new ways goal keepers can react in the latest FIFA entry.

EA did extensive mo-capping to include several new save animations. Goalies are said to have more advanced A.I. that will better read and react to the situation at hand, like advancing aggressively on the ball when appropriate. 

The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Demo Available Now (Killer Cow Plants Later)

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The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Demo Available Now (Killer Cow Plants Later)

The Sims 4 was a highlight of EA's Gamescom 2014 press briefing, with new features. We've seen the push-and-pull customization and the new emotional tailoring. We've also seen the build mode that is easier than ever, but today we got a look at the new gallery.

As players upload their homes and Sims into the gallery, others can easily download them into their worlds. We also got a glimpse of an odd new botany system that allows players to create rare hybrid plants.

Poor EA chief operating officer Peter Moore found himself in the digestive system of a killer cow plant with a tempting cake tongue. Thankfully for Peter, the strange plantimal vomited him out.

Third And Final Titanfall DLC Announced

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Third And Final Titanfall DLC Announced

Respawn Entertainment has named and tentatively dated the final new downloadable maps for Titanfall.

IMC Rising will feature three new maps and will release this fall (not shown in above image). New screens and a video should be available soon.

Dragon Age Inquisition Will Take 150 Hours For A Completionist Playthrough

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During EA's press briefing this morning on this first day of Gamescom, BIoWare's Aaryn Flynn shared some new details about Dragon Age: Inquisition. One of the most common questions in RPG gaming is how long the quest will take you. Well, you might want to set aside some time for this fall's Dragon Age title.

Flynn says that the game includes one million words of dialog that weave a number of different stories that will impact the inquisition's quest to save Thedas. For those looking to explore every parcel of land and uncover every quest, you can expect an experience that will take you approximately 150 hours. Following the critical path will take you less time, of course. We'll have more on Dragon Age: Inquisition very soon.

The EA Press Conference Starts Now, Early Risers!

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It's 4 a.m. on the East Coast, and we're wide awake here in Cologne, Germany. EA's press conference is about to get underway here at the Kolnmesse, where the Gamescom activities will fill the enormous building for the rest of the week.

EA kicks off our Wednesday, and we expect to find out more about Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield Hardline, The Sims 4, and the mysterious game BioWare has been teasing. You can tune in here on Game Informer by clicking here.

Blizzard Honors Robin Williams By Adding Him To World Of Warcraft

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Blizzard Honors Robin Williams By Adding Him To World Of Warcraft

When reports of comedian and actor Robin Williams's death began circulating on the web yesterday, fans and fellow film stars alike took to social media to pay tribute to his life and legacy. Now, thanks to a successful petition on Change.org, the self-professed video game enthusiast will appear in Blizzard's popular MMO World of Warcraft.

Petition organizer Jacob Holgate wrote on the petition page that Blizzard employees have resolved to handle the petition's request to add Williams into the game as a non-playable character tastefully. When questioned about the petition on Twitter (before the goal of 10,000 signatures had been met), World of Warcraft technical game designer Chadd Nervig wrote, "Yes. We're taking care of it."

Blizzard later confirmed that it would be adding Williams to the game via Twitter.

Blizzard Honors Robin Williams By Adding Him To World Of Warcraft

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Blizzard Honors Robin Williams By Adding Him To World Of Warcraft

When reports of comedian and actor Robin Williams's death began circulating on the web yesterday, fans and fellow film stars alike took to social media to pay tribute to his life and legacy. Now, thanks to a successful petition on Change.org, the self-professed video game enthusiast will appear in Blizzard's popular MMO World of Warcraft.

Petition organizer Jacob Holgate wrote on the petition page that Blizzard employees have resolved to handle the petition's request to add Williams into the game as a non-playable character tastefully. When questioned about the petition on Twitter (before the goal of 10,000 signatures had been met), World of Warcraft technical game designer Chadd Nervig wrote, "Yes. We're taking care of it."

Blizzard later confirmed that it would be adding Williams to the game via Twitter.