EA has a new program that will make PC gamers tremble in excitement. With Origin Game Time, gamers will be able to try out a complete, full, non-demo PC game for a 48 hours. And to make sure that the new program starts off with a big bang, the first game that it is making available is none other than the popular mech-bearing multiplayer first-person shooter Titanfall.
This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."
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.
The first DLC for Titanfall has been revealed in full, and today we’re having a peek at gameplay within its three new maps. This game will include a barrage of updates in the coming days and weeks for all players, while this map set will include 3 maps only available to those who purchase the DLC.
It’s nearly time to jump into the jungle. Titanfall’s first big downloadable content pack "Expedition" is nearly out in stores, and today the folks at Respawn Entertainment - the developers of this game - are bringing a live-feed video of the expanded bits and pieces to Twitch. This feed begins at 12PM PST (noon today), and will last for an unknown amount of time - likely over an hour into the afternoon.
This week the folks at Respawn Entertainment have made plain their intent on bringing in customizations for the game Titanfall. This will include colors and costumes, of course, but first - Titan paint. This begins with Titan "Nose Art" Insignias that’ll be appearing sooner than later.
Come April 4th and all of the games at EA's Origin game store will be available as digital downloads only. What this means is that the store has phased out discs, hence shoppers will no longer be able to buy a physical collection. The digital downloads will be available for PC and Macs.
While you may not find the Titanfall Matchmaking System to be perfect, there’s a new "Improved Matchmaking Beta" system out today for Titanfall players of all types. You’ll find this option directly below the rest of the "Classic" modes of gameplay, connected (for now) to Attrition alone. This system is - make sure you remember this - in BETA mode for now, so don’t expect too much magic right off the bat.
If you are a PC gamer, you may be aware that on occasion EA will give away free games via Origin. Sometimes these are really cool games, and other times they are stuff that we might not buy otherwise. If you are a fan of horror-themed shooters, you will appreciate the latest game freebie that EA is offering.
In a move that’s all too rare in our modern profit-by-download world of DLC packs for games, Respawn Entertainment has revealed that they’ll be pushing new game modes to Titanfall for free. Sitting aside from the normal DLC packs - which will cost cash - EA Games and Respawn Entertainment will be sending up downloads for a variety of game modes to add to the Classic Modes list already in order. This news comes not long after the first big patch was made to Titanfall this past weekend.
Players of the war game Battlefield 4 on any of its various platforms will know of the map called Paracel Storm. For those lovers of said map, good news is afoot - lead gameplay designer Gustav Halling has suggested through the BF4 blog that "with this expansion we wanted to give players who love [Paracel Storm] more variations in the naval gameplay." Today the first teaser trailer for Naval Strike has been revealed.