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Killzone: Shadow Fall's Intercept expansion is all about teamwork

Killzone: Shadow Fall's upcoming expansion, Intercept, will place heavy emphasis on players working together to achieve their goals, according to a recent interview with lead designer Arjan Bak on the PlayStation Blog. Intercept will be available as a part of the Killzone: Shadow Fall season pass, as well as a fully compatible stand-alone that won't require the original game to play. In Intercept, players will form squads of four and attempt to retrieve intel from behind enemy lines while fighting them off at the same time. According to Bak, these game modes are designed to promote teamwork and relying on each other to survive and succeed. Intercept also includes four distinct Combat Roles for players to choose from — the Assault, Marksman, Tactician or Medic — as well as four new...

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Killzone: Shadow Fall gets new free map, The Canyon

Killzone: Shadow Fall's latest map, The Canyon, is now available for download, developer Guerrilla Games announced today. Set in the Helghast capital of Pyrrhus City, The Canyon consists of the decaying remnants of the city's palace. The Helghast have adapted the structure for a new purpose: pumping a natural resource, petrusite, to nearby mines. Shadow Fall players will find a new gameplay element on The Canyon, gravity wells, which help combatants quickly float upward. The map offers a mix of close-quarters combat and more open areas. Guerrilla has added The Canyon to an existing map pack, the one that contains The Hangar and The Cruiser. Players who get the add-on will be able to download the newly released Canyon map. The map is free, like all Shadow Fall maps. For more on K...

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Killzone: Shadow Fall's Insurgent Pack launches today

The Insurgent Pack, the first multiplayer expansion for Killzone: Shadow Fall, will be released today on the PlayStation Store, developer Guerrilla Games announced today. Revealed last month, the Insurgent Pack adds a new class to Shadow Fall's multiplayer component. The titular Insurgent can steal weapons from opponents' corpses and hack enemy ground automata. Also included in the DLC are three new abilities, three additional weapons and two new game modes, along with extra in-game challenges and seven new PlayStation Network Trophies. The Insurgent Pack is free to owners of the Shadow Fall season pass, and costs $9.99 for everyone else. You can see a trailer above. For more on Shadow Fall, check out our full review of the PlayStation 4 launch title.

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PS4 'First to Greatness' trailer wants to see your gaming triumphs

A new trailer from Sony outlines its "First to Greatness" challenge in which users are encouraged to share their PlayStation 4 victories with the console's share functionality and show them off to the world. The challenge is outlined in a post on PlayStation Blog; PS4 owners can browse the list of 64 challenges to see which ones fit their fancy.These span a number of games both exclusive and multi-platform: One challenge asks a player to kill seven enemies in multiplayer without dying in Killzone: Shadow Fall, another tasks a player with taking down the La Dama Negra ship in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. The first players to upload their triumphs will earn "some killer bragging rights" and their success will be featured in a remake of the PS4 "Perfect Day" TV commercial. Sony is...

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PS4 test pits HDD against SSD against hybrid drives

The hardware tinkerers at Tested installed three different hard drives in a PlayStation 4 to uncover the benefits of each. In the nine-minute video above, you'll see Tested pit the PS4's standard 500 GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) against a 250 GB Samsung solid state drive (SSD) and a 1 TB Seagate hybrid that combines HDD and SSD technology. Press play above to see videos of each configuration and the speeds at which the system boots and loads launch games like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack and Resogun. Internal differences aside, price is also a factor. The standard HDD costs between $50 and $70, the SSD costs about $175 for half the storage space (500 GB SSDs tend to cost more than $300) and the hybrid costs about $110. Stick around to see how to replace the PS4's hard drive and...

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Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Nov. 14

PlayStation 4: The Review Next-gen has arrived. The PlayStation 4 is Sony's best console to date in terms of its looks, controller and much more, but its focus on gaming, and only gaming, is seriously hindered by its lack of compelling launch titles. Resogun review: major laser Reviewer Chris Plante calls Resogun a "collision of 1980s shooters, 1990s bullet-hells and 2010s aesthetic. It's as simple or difficult as you want it to be. Sure, it borrows great ideas quite liberally. But Resogun's best idea is smashing them all together into a singular, spectacular laser light show." Knack review: piece by piece Knack might be a short title, with strong core concepts, but it's held back by too much tedium. Deputy reviews editor Phil Kollar says that the game's "moments of payoff come too...

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PS4 livestream: Sony's first-party games lineup discussion

Join Russ Frushtick, Arthur Gies and Chris Grant as they discuss Sony's first-party titles in the PlayStation 4 lineup like Resogun, Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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PS4 livestream: Killzone: Shadowfall gameplay video

Watch over an hour of Killzone: Shadowfall gameplay along with commentary from Chris Plante and Arthur Gies.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall video review

Arthur Gies reviews Killzone: Shadow Fall. Read the written review here.

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Racial tensions erupt in this Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailer

The launch trailer for PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall brings a plethora of explosions as an uneasy truce disintegrates. The trailer builds on the scenario established in an earlier trailer: Long-time Killzone baddies the Helghan have settled on the planet Vekta following the destruction of their home world, separated from the native Vektans by a massive wall. Racial tension builds animosity between the two peoples, and as shown in this trailer that animosity comes to a head as the Helghast rebel against their accused oppressors. Killzone: Shadow Fall will be a launch title for the PS4 when it hits stores on Nov. 15 in North America and Nov. 29 in Europe.

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  • PlayStation 4
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Guerrilla Games
    • Score 5.0
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