This afternoon the folks at DICE, Visceral Games, and Electronic Arts have released the Battlefield Hardline Beta for all to join in on. This is a closed Beta, which means not everyone in the world is invited in, but is also open in the sense that you’ll be able to stream your gameplay live and upload gameplay videos at will.
There will be ups and there will be downs to this year’s E3, with games that look fantastic and release dates that will make you cry. Most of the AAA titles we’ll see appearing at E3 2014 will be set to release in the year 2015, while - by the looks of it - the whole lot will be well worth the wait. This show begins next week, while we’ll certainly see more action this whole weekend as well.
Amidst recent news that Chromecast's support has extended to RedBox among other services, a tidbit of information appeared on the forums for media player VLC late last month letting users know it will soon join the list. When isn't known, but support for all desktop platforms and iOS is in the pipeline.
This morning Capcom has revealed at least part of their full lineup for E3 2014, including but not limited to Dead Rising 3 for PC, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Nintendo 3DS), and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The game Ultra Street Fighter IV will be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC as well.
Zotac is back with a bunch of new small form factor desktop computers, these ones being in the new C-series nano product lineup. The machines were debuted at Computex 2014, and bring with them both AMD and Intel Core and Celeron processor options.
This week Intel has made clear their intentions to create a wireless PC universe in the year 2016. With their post-Broadwell Intel Core processors, the company will aim for wireless charging in all things. This week the company makes plain their plan to bring systems like magnetic resonance charging to the public.
The next entry in the Homefront line of games is set to be delivered in "The Revolution", a game previewed today by Crytek UK. This game’s first preview (announcement) trailer shows cenematics, but is indicative of what we’ll be seeing for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2015. This game will almost certainly be detailed at length at E3 2014.
This morning Mortal Kombat X was introduced to the world as the premiere 2015 fighting game. This game will almost certainly be released to next-generation platforms like PlayStation 4, possibly Xbox One, and PC, and will be developed by NetherRealm Studios. Today we see the next generation.
The first image of the next Hitman has been delivered, and it’s conceptually driven. While we won’t see real gameplay or anything outside of conceptual work for quite some time, the folks at IO-Interactive have let it be known that they are, indeed, at work. They’re also so far away from a game delivery that they won’t be showing anything off at E3 2014.