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Platform 360, xbox one, Win Publisher Electronic Arts Developer Respawn Entertainment Release Date 2014-03-11

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Titanfall review: my buddy

After changing multiplayer gaming forever with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2007, developer Infinity Ward partially imploded with bad blood enough to go around. The staff that left Infinity Ward in 2010 went on to form Respawn Entertainment. In the ensuing years, multiplayer shooters have become predictable exercises in minor updates and more graphical polish. With Titanfall, Respawn proposes a solution. Taking a page from the playbook it created with Modern Warfare, Respawn has taken elements of action games, the online battle arena genre and more, expertly threading them through a shooter base that stands toe-to-toe with the heaviest hitters around. (Note: This review involved a two-day review event hosted by Microsoft and EA, playing on Xbox One consoles and "retail servers"...

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Titanfall getting in-game currency in update 5, coming July 31 with Frontier's Edge map pack

Titanfall's second expansion, Frontier's Edge, will be released July 31 on Windows PC and Xbox One along with the game's fifth major patch, developer Respawn Entertainment announced yesterday. Frontier's Edge brings three new maps into Titanfall: Haven (screenshot above), Dig Site and Export. It will be available for $9.99 on its own, and it will be free to owners of the game's $24.99 season pass, which also includes a third map pack that is coming later. Titanfall publisher Electronic Arts has not yet announced a release date for Frontier's Edge on Xbox 360. The game's first add-on, Expedition, was released May 15 on PC and Xbox One, and launched June 17 on Xbox 360. The last-generation version of Titanfall is developed by Bluepoint Games, not Respawn. Respawn will also release Game...


Titanfall's new Marked for Death mode arrives on Xbox 360 July 21

Marked for Death, a new multiplayer mode that Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment showed off at E3, will arrive in the Xbox 360 version of the first-person shooter July 21, according to a tweet from the game's official Twitter account. The game's fourth update, which was released late last month for other platforms, will bring the Featured Game Modes playlist. Each multiplayer mode will be available for a limited time, beginning with Marked for Death — a mode where a player on each team gets a death mark — followed by Wingman and Last Titan Standing. The update will also add 14 new burn cards focused on amped Titan weapons and Titan abilities, new titan OS voices and the Titan insignias pictured above. You can learn more about the update — including its bug fixes — on the...

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MLG sponsoring walk-up tournaments at San Diego Comic-Con

Tournaments featuring Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct will be staged during San Diego Comic-Con and will be streamed over Major League Gaming's apps for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, MLG announced on Friday. The tournaments will be open to anyone with a Comic-Con badge, and their performances will be livestreamed via Competitors also will play with or against YouTube personalities like JahovasWitniss, NobodyEpic, LEGIQN and KyrSp33dy. The events will take place in the Xbox Gaming Lounge, held off-site at the Manchester Grand Hyatt during San Diego Comic-Con. Competition runs from 11 to 6 pm July 24, 11 to 8 pm July 25, and 11 to 5 pm July 27.


Here's what Xbox is bringing to San Diego Comic Con 2014, including a Halo first look

Halo fans attending San Diego Comic Con will get a first look at Halo Nightfall, the episodic series from producer Ridley Scott, according to an Xbox Wire post detailing Xbox's 2014 presence at the convention. Xbox-related panels will discuss Halo: The Master Chief Collection July 25 at 10:15 a.m., Sunset Overdrive July 24 at 5 p.m. and the upcoming documentary about Atari's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial landfill July 25 at 3:30 p.m. Microsoft will bring the following games to SDCC, split between its booth and an Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt: The Crew Dance Central Spotlight Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Disney Infinity 2.0 The Evil Within Evolve Fable Legends Fenix Rage Forza Motorsport 5 Forza Horizon 2 IDARB Killer Instinct Kinect Sports...


Titanfall getting three new maps with upcoming Frontier's Edge DLC

The next round of downloadable content for Titanfall, Frontier's Edge, will add three new maps to the game's multiplayer mode, developer Respawn Entertainment announced today. Frontier's Edge introduces the Dig Site isolated mining outpost, the Haven beach resort and mountainside mining site Export. This is the second piece of planned DLC for Titanfall, with a third pack slated to hit later on. Frontier's Edge is included in the $24.99 Titanfall season pass or is available on its own for $9.99. These packs are available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC versions of the game. Titanfall's first DLC pack, Expedition, launched in May for Xbox One and Windows PC and for Xbox 360 last month. Check out our review for more details on the game.


Xbox sale offers daily and weekly deals on Titanfall, Fallout 3, Dishonored and more

Microsoft's Ultimate Games Sale will cut prices on beloved Xbox 360 games such as Fallout 3 (screenshot above) and Dishonored, along with a couple of Xbox One titles, over the course of the next week, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced today. Some deals will run from July 8-14. That includes two discounts on Xbox One games: 33 percent off Titanfall (regularly $59.99) and 40 percent off the season pass for Call of Duty: Ghosts (reg. $49.99). A bevy of Xbox 360 titles are also on sale during the week, such as Dishonored (67 percent off, reg. $19.99), Fallout 3 (67 percent off, reg. $14.99), Gears of War 3 (75 percent off, reg. $19.99) and EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (60 percent off, reg. $59.99). Microsoft will also rotate out a new set of deals every day for the next week....


Titanfall gets 12 new achievements to boost your Gamerscore

Titanfall's fourth update brings with it 12 new achievements to help fatten up your Gamerscore. Developer Respawn Entertainment released the update alongside its latest mode Marked for Death, mech decals and Titan Burn Cards.The new achievements, which offers players a total of 200 additional Gamerpoints, can be viewed below. Polygon got a hands-on of the update's new mode during E3 which you can check out right here. At the time, Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella told us that an Xbox 360 vernon of this update will release shortly after its launch on Xbox One and Windows PC, adding that updates for the 360 port will generally be delayed due to Bluepoint Games' efforts to integrate the patches. Blood Water: Kill 200 enemies on Runoff - 30G Runoff Connoisseur: Play...


Titanfall's next game update adds featured game modes, Titan Burn Cards and more

The next update slated for Titanfall is bringing with it a handful of new Burn Cards and accompanying features, as well as a new game mode and Featured Games Mode playlist, according to a post on the game's official website. The update will be applied to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC versions of the game. The Featured Game Modes playlist will be added to the playlist rotation and will cycle through modes regularly. The first playlist will feature the new mode Marked For Death, in which a player on each team will be marked as the target. Players must kill all opponents while protecting their marked teammate. Players will also gain access to 14 new Burn Cards adding new "amped" Titan weapons and abilities. These cards won't be lost when Pilots die, but rather when you die as a...


Why Itagaki brought his hyper-violent THQ shooter to Wii U as an exclusive

The shooter's creator, Tomonobu Itagaki, is a man best known for games that titillate with skimpy clothing, or lopped limbs. He's a to-the-point game maker, not shy with his criticism. So it's not surprising that in bringing the game to Nintendo, there were some arguments. What might be surprising, though, is the idea that this developer — a man who is rarely seen without his dark sunglasses and worn leather jacket; a developer seemingly so different from Nintendo's famed creators — discovered within the Japanese game company not just strong allies, but what he describes as a fundamental design lesson. "There are also cultural differences between the way that I've worked and the way Nintendo works, which is when it comes down to the basic grammar of games, the method of...


Titanfall activity plunges when a big World Cup game is on

The United States and Portugal kick off in the World Cup in about 90 minutes, and if this chart is any guide, online multiplayer games are going to be a lot quieter — at least until halftime. Respawn sent out this graph, a look at player count on Titanfall's European servers during the World Cup matches on Thursday. As you can see, players mostly held steady through Colombia and Ivory Coast. Then activity surges in the break between matches, and plunges once England and Uruguay get going. You can see the number of Titanfall players shoot up right around the time Uruguay scores (at the 39th minute) before the first half. Then a sharp drop off in the second half, followed by a final, heartbreaking surge around the 85th minute when Luis Suarez pounded home the game-winner and effectively...

Titanfall Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-04-08
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Respawn Entertainment
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2014-03-11
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Respawn Entertainment
    • Score 9.0
  • Windows
    • Released 2014-03-11
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Respawn Entertainment
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