A day late, but we made up for it with quite a bit of news. Battlefront beta now has a set date, Gears gets a bunch of changes, Call of Duty has a surprise announcement for the old systems and we have several trailers to watch. Jump in and get reading.
Other Gaming News
|Big news dropped this week for Call of Duty players on the old consoles. The upcoming Black Ops III will not have the campaign included for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. It will still include the multiplayer and zombie modes, but no story. As a result, the game will be a reduced price of $49.99 and include a digital copy of the first Black Ops.|
|We got another trailer for Rise o the Tomb Raider this week. While I doesn’t offer much in the way of news about the game, it is a nice preview of how it will look from a cinematic perspective.
Major Nelson also got his hands on the Achievement List for Rise of the Tomb Raider and shared them with us. To avoid any spoilers over here, you’ll just have to head over to his blog to read the list for yourself.
|This is the news you are looking for. EA has announced the dates for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront beta, and it’s very soon. Starting October 8th through the 12th you will be able to play three different game modes on three different maps. First will be the massive 40 player Walker Assault mode on the iconic Hoth. Next is Drop Zone, which seems to be a capture and defend objective for 16 players, on Sullust. And finally is a wave defense Survival Mission on Tatooine. Best of all, the beta is open to all so anyone will be able to download and play.|
|IO Interactive has announced that their biggest game to date, HITMAN, will be delayed from its December 2015 launch date to a new launch in March 2016. The reason for the delay is to follow a new launch model and bring in more content to the game at launch, while allowing more frequent updates post-launch. To give a sense of scale when it comes to the amount of content in the game compared to previous installation in the series, IO shared a picture comparison of the Paris Showstopper mission and the Streets of Hope, the largest mission in Absolution to show just how much more detailed the game is going to be.
|After the recent release of the final DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Trespasser, Bioware has announced that the game will be getting a Game of The Year Edition. The RPG that deserves the new edition, after winning over 130 Game of the Year awards last year will release the new Edition complete with each DLC pack. It will release on October 8th so you can watch the trailer in the meantime.|
|The new set of free games available for Gold members in October were announced this week with one game being available on both platforms. Xbox One owners can get Valiant Hearts starting on the first while 360 owners will be getting Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. From the 16th through the end of the month both systems will be getting the complete first season of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead. For more information on these games check out our blog post.|
|A new story trailer dropped this week for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which gives a brief introduction for each of the main villains. You’ll likely end up killing everyone mentioned so don’t watch it if you want to avoid spoilers. It’s mainly some cinematic clips from the game with no new details so you won’t miss a thing by not watching it.|
|Earlier this week, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition’s multiplayer was patched to improve several instances of multiplayer. Gnasher fanatics, which is pretty much everybody, and achievement hunters can rejoice as the improvements help out in these respects. Here’s what the devs did:
General improvements to the consistency of the Gnasher.
As a way to make the best of this patch, there will be Double XP all weekend in ring gamemodes in multiplayer. The playlists that utilize this are “King of the Hill” and “Blitz.” You have until the end of Sunday to utilize the Double XP.
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If you want to get away from Halo or Destiny but still want to join one of our events then you’re in luck! ROK is hosting a community night in SMITE for the Xbox One tonight. The game is free so anyone can get it and participate. All you need to do is register in the thread.
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