|Platform 360, xbox one, Win||Publisher Electronic Arts||Developer Respawn Entertainment||Release Date 2014-03-11|
By Arthur Gies on Mar 10, 2014 03.10.14
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 less addictive than previous/similar games?
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Titanfall 360 coverage?
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Who's playing on PC?
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Prepare for Titanfall (Xbox One)
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Is Titanfall fun on PC?
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By Michael McWhertor on Aug 28, 2014 08.28.14
The next update for Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall will introduce a new game mode that's surprisingly basic: no Titans, no AI infantry, just 16 human pilots going at each other in team-based deathmatch. Titanfall's sixth major game update will add Pilot Skirmish to the list of featured game modes. The mode is an 8-versus-8 battle between pilots and, due to the difference in player count, Respawn says, won't be among the modes playable in Titanfall's Variety Pack playlist. The update also makes Marked for Death — the mode introduced earlier this year in which one player from each team is targeted for assassination — a permanent game mode. Respawn says the "enduring popularity of the mode" convinced them to bring it on full-time and add a Marked for Death playlist and custom Marked...
By Owen S. Good on Aug 25, 2014 08.25.14
We've seen other games created in Minecraft, now someone's gone and created Minecraft in Trials Fusion, of all games. Here's "TrialsCraft," an adaptation by PneumaticBog484 running on Xbox One. It's not a large-scale map — 17 blocks on a 10 x 10 x 10 creation grid, but the fundamentals of Minecraft gameplay are there. See for yourself in this video above. PneumaticBog says the skill challenge has since been shared cross-platform, so users can find it on any platform, PC included. Want to see something else neat, by the same guy? It's "FPS Target Range II," whose wall-running evokes Titanfall. It features 10 custom weapons — with reload animations — and 30 hidden targets on the course.
By Samit Sarkar on Aug 13, 2014 08.13.14
The latest episode of Titanfall: Free the Frontier, the live-action short film based on Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall, was released today during Gamescom 2014, and it's just as frenetic as the game itself. Respawn originally announced Free the Frontier shortly before Titanfall's release in March, and put out a brief teaser at the time; a longer segment of footage was released during E3. The studio collaborated with Toronto-based visual effects house Playfight and director William Chang to produce Free the Frontier, and you can see a behind-the-scenes breakdown of the process of making the E3 video here. Today's video continues past the spot the E3 clip ended. This time, our hero jumps into a Titan of his own, and carnage ensues. For more on Titanfall, check out our full review. ...
By Emily Gera on Aug 13, 2014 08.13.14
Titanfall fans can expect a third map pack to arrive this fall, community manager Abbie Heppe confirmed during today's EA press conference attended by Polygon. The new DLC pack, IMC Rising, features three new maps that explore new areas of the Titanfall universe. "We've only just begun to explore [this] universe," Heppe said during the presentation. This follows the release of the Frontier's Edge and Expedition map packs. Frontier's Edge introduced the Dig Site isolated mining outpost, the Haven beach resort and mountainside mining site Export. Titanfall's first DLC pack, Expedition, launched in May for Xbox One and Windows PC and for Xbox 360 earlier this year. That DLC's story takes place after the multiplayer campaign. One of its maps, called "Swampland," is set among the ruins...
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 24, 2014 07.24.14
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...
By Dave Tach on Jul 18, 2014 07.18.14
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...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 12, 2014 07.12.14
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 MLG.tv. 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.
By Dave Tach on Jul 11, 2014 07.11.14
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...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 08, 2014 07.08.14
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.
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 07, 2014 07.07.14
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....