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Dokuro free on PS Plus, Max Payne 3 discounted

PlayStation Vita exclusive Dokuro joined the PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection today, which means those with PlayStation Plus memberships can now download the game for free. In addition, PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD, which launches this week and is also a PS Vita-exclusive, is being discounted for PS Plus members. The regular price is $14.99 — PS Plus members will be able to pick it up for $11.99. On the home console side, Max Payne 3 for PlayStation 3 is being heavily discounted from $39.99 to $9.99 — PS Plus members get an additional discount, bringing the price down to $7.99. On August 6, Battlefield 3 will leave the Instant Game Collection, and discounts on Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin's Fight and Ibb and Obb Preorder will end.

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Battlefield 3 easter egg referring to former designer discovered after two years

Almost two years after the game's launch, another easter egg has been unearthed in Battlefield 3, this time referring to former DICE developer and Battlefield lead designer David Goldfarb. The easter egg, dug up by YouTube user "Jackfrags," is related to audio messages played when spotting anti-aircraft. Under very specific conditions, players can listen to a special message recorded by Thomas Danke, who does voiceover work for the series. "We have spotted a hostile Goldfarb in your area," the message says. "I repeat, hostile Goldfarb in your area. Proceed with extreme caution." Goldfarb left DICE last June. He is currently serving as creative director at Overkill Software on Payday 2. "Jackfrags" seems to be the first player to record the message, which he found in a rip of the...

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Stepping out with the Stinky Footboard, a PC gaming controller for your feet

In an era when accessory manufacturers are releasing computer mice with ever-increasing numbers of buttons, the creators of the Stinky Footboard decided to go in a different direction. They wanted to fill a niche that hasn't really existed until now, and give players of PC games not just another input device, but a better one. Secondary buttons on mice and keyboards allow players to increase their all-important actions per minute (APM) number, but they often require you to take your fingers — and attention — away from a game's vital actions, even if only for a moment. Two and a half years ago, Montreal-based Stelulu Technologies began working on a device that would allow players to offload secondary actions to a foot, letting them keep their fingers focused on the game. According to...

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DICE offers a retrospective look into Battlefield 3's creation in new dev diary

Battlefield 4 is scheduled to be revealed today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and EA has released a Battlefield 3 retrospective to commemorate the most recent chapter in the franchise before moving on. In the video produced by EA's "Pwned" show, staff at Battlefield studio EA DICE talk about their experiences creating the game, from its inception to its first reveal to how it felt when the game faced the guns of the critics upon release. "If [the critics] pick up on thing that I know of, it feels better that I wasn't 100% pleased with [it]," says creative director Lars Gustavsson, "but if they find new stuff, that worries me." Polygon is on the floor at GDC and will be bringing you the Battlefield 4 announcement later today.

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Battlefield 3: End Game trailer shows war by land, air and dirt bike

The bombastic launch trailer for Battlefield 3's latest piece of DLC, End Game, features aerial dogfights and dirt bike chases, two of the focal points of the expansion. The End Game DLC adds new modes, maps and vehicles to the already expanded multiplayer component of EA's shooter, all of which are previewed in the trailer above. The biggest addition is the dirt bike, a recon vehicle that can be maneuvered all over the map while a passenger shoots down foes in pursuit. The bike is especially useful in Capture the Flag, one of the long overdue modes that makes its debut in End Game. End Game launches for Battlefield Premium members on PS3 today, and for 360 and PC Premium members March 12. Standard PS3 players can grab the DLC March 19, while 360 and PC players without memberships...

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Battlefield 3 End Game's staggered March release dates revealed

End Game, the final Battlefield 3 add-on, will be released on four dates throughout March, according to a post on the official Battlefield blog. PlayStation 3 owners with Battlefield Premium accounts will get the DLC next Tuesday, March 5. Xbox 360 and PC Battlefield Premium members will get End Game the following Tuesday, March 12. Those without Premium memberships on PlayStation 3 can download it on March 19, while Xbox 360 and Windows PC owners can download it on March 26. You can check out a video above to see lead designer Niklas Fegraeus discuss the four new maps, which will arrive with End Game alongside the new dirt bike vehicle and Air Superiority mode.

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Battlefield 3 End Game trailer flies over new maps and frozen dirtbikes

A trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming End Game expansion takes viewers on a flyby tour of the DLC's four new maps. You can ride along with the camera in the trailer above as it swoops past the mountainous terrain in Operation Riverside, the sparse desert in the Nebandan Flats, the tracks in Kaisar Railroad and the snowy tundra in Sabalan Pipeline. You'll also catch a glimpse of the new dirtbikes coming with End Game, which will be available this March.

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Battlefield 3: End Game video highlights the return of classic Capture the Flag

The latest video released for Battlefield 3's End Game expansion features gameplay footage of Capture the Flag, showing two teams locked in a heated contest and less-than-friendly fire. The video above also includes more footage of the brand-new dirtbike, which proves a difficult target for gunners to hit. Dirtbikes will support two riders, with the passenger firing away at enemies while the driver stays on course. End Game will also include a new drop ship, which will bring new vehicles onto the battlefield, as well as four new maps and the Air Superiority multiplayer mode from Battlefield 1943. End Game, the fifth add-on pack for Battlefield 3, is scheduled to be released in March this year.

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Battlefield 3: End Game teaser trailer features dirt-bike-on-helicopter combat

Battlefield 3's fifth and final downloadable expansion, End Game, will bring dirt bikes and a capture the flag mode into the 2011 first-person shooter, as seen in a teaser trailer for the DLC released by publisher Electronic Arts today. EA debuted the trailer this morning exclusively for Battlefield Premium members, at least one of whom, it appears, downloaded the video and posted it on YouTube for public viewing. End Game's dirt bikes can carry two riders, with the passenger able to fire his weapon from his seat. Not seen in the teaser trailer is the new dropship, which will allow teams to transport vehicles into the field. The expansion includes four new maps and a capture the flag mode, which previously appeared only in two other Battlefield games: the original, Battlefield 1942,...

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    • Released 10/25/2011
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer EA Digital Illusions CE
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    • Released 10/25/2011
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer EA Digital Illusions CE
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    • Released 10/25/2011
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer EA Digital Illusions CE
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