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Nintendo Download: Mario Sports Superstars, Has-Been Heroes, New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers, more
It Came From 200X: Spider-Man
New Retail Releases: MLB The Show 17, RBI Baseball 2017, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5, More
Mass Effect: Andromeda, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Freedom Planet, more added to PlayStation Store
Disorganization Leads to Criticism At Halo World Championship 2017 Finals
Atlus Japan unveils new trailers for a Radiant Historia remake, SMT: Deep Strange Journey, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2
JoyMasher channels Contra and Metal Slug in the upcoming Blazing Chrome
StarCraft Remastered will launch this Summer; Blizzard will release original StarCraft for free later this week
Weekly Warp-Up: Some Game Publishers Are Already Thinking About E3 2017…
All Articles: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
The end is near for the SimCity launch debacle as Electronic Arts has finally worked their way through the five stages of grief:
- First came denial… “There’s nothing wrong with our game, it’s just too popular!”
- Then the anger… “No, you can’t have a refund.”
- This was followed by the bargaining… “What if we add more servers?”
- Then wallowing in depression… “It’s supposed to be an MMO!”
- Finally, acceptance and the promise of a free game for all of our troubles.
If you’ve purchased SimCity or plan to activate it by March 25 (that’s right, this offer is good even if you haven’t bought the game yet), you’ll also be given the opportunity to select one of eight games as a free download from EA’s Origin service. Your selection must by made by March 30 and the selection page will open by March 22. The eight games are:
- Battlefield 3
- Bejeweled 3
- Dead Space 3
- Mass Effect 3
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Need For Speed: Most Wanted
- Plants vs. Zombies
- SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition
If you’re on the fence about SimCity, perhaps a free game to go with it could sweeten the deal. But I guess that means EA has slipped back to the bargaining stage.
The NPD Group has released their report on the bestselling games of October 2012 and NBA 2K13 has come out on top. The basketball sim’s lack of competition from the now-canceled NBA Live 13 surely pushed it to greater heights and enabled it to hold off other October releases like Resident Evil 6 (#2), Pokemon Black 2 (#3), Dishonored (#4), and Pokemon White 2 (#5).
New releases performed very well in October as Medal of Honor: Warfighter (#8) and Skylanders Giants (#10) also cracked the top ten even though game sales dropped 25% from October 2011. Of course, things like that happen when you’re competing with the one-two punch of Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City.
The full top ten for October 2012 can be found after the break. (more…)
Another strong week of PlayStation Store additions is upon us.
This week, the PS3 Full Games section is now home to EA’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter and 2K’s The Darkness II.
On the PSN side of things, there’s the artistic surrealism of The Unfinished Swan and the gray and brown post-apocalypticism of Killzone HD.
Vita gamers will get a chance to try out several new games this week, but Street Fighter X Tekken leads the pack.
And finally, the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale beta is now open for all. It’ll be accessible for PS3 and Vita players until Tuesday, October 30 at midnight (Pacific Time).
As always, more information on all of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. The PlayStation Blog also has a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons, demos, and videos. (more…)
This week offers a slight break in the non-stop avalanche that is the Fall game rush, but there’s still a few interesting new releases including…
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the sequel to EA’s controversial modern warfare game. The initial print run also includes access to the Battlefield 4 beta (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
- Forza Horizon, an arcade racing take on the popular Forza franchise (Xbox 360).
- The crossover fighter Street Fighter X Tekken is available on the Vita for the first time this week.
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz, the monkeys in balls also go portable on the Vita.
- And finally, Nintendo will release Style Savvy: Trendsetters, their fashion mogul sim, on the 3DS this Monday, the 22nd.
Hit the jump for even more new releases, including this year’s slate of Cabela’s games. (more…)
Day 1 Digital PSN promotion announced by Sony
Sony is proud to announce that eight PS3 games will be added to the PlayStation Store in October day-and-date with their retail launch. Most of the games will also be available for pre-order, and PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy early will receive at least a 10% discount on those select titles.
The full Day 1 Digital lineup includes:
Resident Evil 6 ($59.99)
NBA 2K13 ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Dishonored ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Doom 3: BFG Edition ($39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
007 Legends ($59.99)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter ($59.99)
Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Players will be able to play as soldiers from ten different nations, including the British SAS, German KSK, Korean UDT, Russian Spetsnaz Alfa Group, and U.S. Navy Seals. It will be running on the Frostbite 2 game engine. Fans of 2010’s Medal of Honor reboot will be eager to see the changes here.
The beta will include a new multiplayer mode called HotSpot. Played on the Sarajevo Stadium map in Bosnia, this mode allows players to attack or defend locations that are randomly selected. This mode is inspired by actual operations, and players are paired through the new Fireteam system.
Depending on how many people download the beta, EA will unlock the “Castle of Glass” music video by Linkin Park. If three million people download it, the video – which is a collaboration between Linkin Park and Danger Close Games – will be released. I really don’t think this will be a driving force for anyone to download the beta… no offense, LP.
Medal of Honor Warfighter will be out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 23.
The Battlefield 4 beta is real. After last week’s Origin leak, EA has confirmed that beta access to Battlefield 4 will be included with every PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 copy of the Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition.
The Battlefield 4 beta will be available in Fall 2013. A release date for the full game wasn’t announced, but Battlefield 3 launched a month after its beta. So expect a similar schedule for Battlefield 4.
“Though Battlefield and Medal of Honor Warfighter each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base – Frostbite. These are two of the hottest shooters, coming together to deliver a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment,” said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be available in stores on October 23.
I know what you’re thinking… “EA hasn’t even announced Battlefield 4 yet, how can they be talking about a beta?” And it’s true, the game hasn’t been officially announced. But yet, the advertisement shown above appeared on their Origin download service late last night before disappearing earlier this morning.
While the publisher still plans to support Battlefield 3 with additional DLC packs throughout the rest of 2012 and into 2013, the idea of a sequel isn’t that far-fetched. Battlefield 3 sold tremendously well after it’s release last Fall and was still present in the NPD’s top ten for June 2012. EA and developer DICE would be crazy not to make a sequel.
While no other details about Battlefield 4 were leaked (including the important detail of when a beta would place and for what platforms other than the PC), we know that DICE is hard at work on a next-gen game. Could it be Battlefield 4? Maybe.