Monday, November 5, 2012

Battlefield 3: Aftermath Release Date Announced + Free BF1942

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EA just announced the release date for Battlefiled 3's DLC Aftermath. The dates are as 
follows:
Premium members:
  • Playstation 3: 27th November
  • Xbox 360: 4th December
  • PC: 4th December
Non-premium Members
  • Playstation 3: 18th December
  • Xbox 360: 18th December
  • PC: 18th December

Battlefield 3: Aftermath Trailer


EA also announced that in celebration of Battlefield's 10 year anniversary they will be giving away Battlefield 1942 for free on Origin. 

Halo 4 Griftball Mode Walkthrough

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In this video Lead multiplayer designer Kevin Franklin walks us through a Grifball match. For those who don't know Griftball started off as a custom Halo gamemode, where teams of two had to score a goal with the ball in the other end of the opponents field, much like football, but instead of the threat of getting tackled, spartans face the threat of energy swords and gravity hammers.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, "Dragonborn" DLC Announced!


Bethesda just released news on the upcoming "Dragonborn" DLC for Skyrim. The new story takes place in the North-Eastern island, Solthseim which is said to be the origin of the first dragonborn.
A dragon priest as we know them, servants of the first dragons.
"You didn't think that you were the only one. He was the first. Dragonborn."

The first dragonborn, called "The Dragonbeast" was a dragon priest, but unlike the others he didn't serve the dragons, he devoured them.
Approaching Solthseim
When i first saw the landscape of Solthseim, i couldn't help but think of Morrowind, and i'm sure many, Elder Scrolls fans will too, with the brown earthly colour gradient.

The combat system have also got a minor upgrade, as we can see here there is a lot of new armor

And lot of new enemies. Here we see some kind of undead. Perhaps some meatier Draugr.

And here we have the Goblin like creatures. There are a couple of cool things about this picture. Firstly we get a sence of the art style of this DLC. The players weapon and shield, as well as the Goblin armor looks very rough, and utilitarian. Secondly the Goblin on the Hog is the first mounted enemy the game has so far. But thirdly, which is perhaps the coolest upgrade, is spears! It was hinted at from the leaked source code, that spears would make it into the game, and it looks like it!

But the most important update that we have seen so far, is the rideable dragons. Perhaps there are different kinds of dragon mounts to be tamed, since there was another rounder, dark purple dragon in the video that the player climbed unto.

The DLC will be out on Xbox 360 December 4th, no date for PC and PS3 was mentioned.

If you haven't already, check out the video:












Halo 4 SWAT Mode Walkthrough



The Halo gamemode SWAT is a classic dating back to Halo 2, it features two small teams, no vehicles and no shields. Therefore it is much easier to kill (and die). As Lead multiplayer designer Kevin Franklin explains: It takes one shot to the head, or three to the chest, to get a kill.