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Get a look at DOOM's single-player during developer livestream

Earlier today we got an unofficial look at DOOM's single-player, a mode of the game that hasn't been detailed by Bethesda or id Software. Luckily, the developers at id Software are running a livestream to inform gamers on DOOM's campaign mode.

The livestream shows off a bit of the campaign, along with a couple of tidbits on the game's development and features. 

According to the devs on the livestream, in addition to Easy mode, Nightmare mode and every other mode. There's the "Ultra Nightmare" mode that takes nightmare and forces you to play it without dying. If you die at any point in an Ultra Nightmare playthrough, you start that the beginning of the game.

Check out the gameplay, the weapons, and whatever else id Software decides to reveal in the stream below:

Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv

Star Wars Battlefront, Forza highlight this week;Deals with Gold for Xbox

It's hard to follow-up the last week of February's Deal's with Gold, but Microsoft has been doing their best at it. While this week doesn't include anything on par with BioShock or Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection, it does discount Star Wars Battlefront on the Xbox One.

In addition to that, there's plenty of Forza DLC up for grabs at a discount, as well as Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

Xbox One Deals

CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES
Baseball Riot Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Complete Forza Horizon 2 Add-Ons Collection Add-On 60% DWG
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Electronic Super Joy Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass  Add-On 60% DWG
Forza Motorsport 6 Fast & Furious Car Pack Add-On 50% DWG
Pneuma: Breath of Life Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 25% DWG
The Jackbox Party Pack 2 Xbox One Game 50% DWG
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Xbox One Game 50% DWG

Xbox 360 Deals

CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Games On Demand 70% DWG
Jack Box Party Pack Games On Demand 50% DWG
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Games On Demand 50% DWG

EA unhappy with Mass Effect appearance in Donald Trump advert

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest campaign ad includes “unauthorized use” of the Mass Effect IP, according to publisher EA.

The advert in question, aptly titled the Trump Effect, was retweeted by Trump earlier today, shortly before it was pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by EA. The two-and-a-half-minute fan-made video features Mass Effect music and Mass Effect 2 voice work by Martin Sheen. At the time of writing, it is still viewable via the candidate’s Twitter.

Suffice it to say, EA was not pleased with the parody ad. “We do not support our assets being used in political campaigns,” the publisher told GameInformer.

Some Mass Effect creators are none too pleased, either. Bioware game designer Manveer Heir tweeted some thoughts of his own:

Star Wars Day will grant bonuses to Battlefront, others

Next week, May 4th is Star Wars Day, and EA is planning on celebrating it by launching several bonus events across several of its most popular Star Wars games. Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Told Old Republic, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes are all getting their own unique events (some of which have already begun). They are as follows:

Star Wars: Battlefront

  • A free bundle of 4,444 credits 
  • A new Hutt Contract where if you spend between 3500 and 8000 credits to unlock new bounties, you will gain access to the Bacta Bomb Star Card, giving you a health boost to you and your teammates in a pinch.
  • Free access to Battlefront on PC as a four-hour trial.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Play the Knight of the Fallen Empire expansion for free from now until May 30
  • Log in between now and May 4 to unlock a M4-I6 Zakuulan Astromech Droid mini-pet
  • Play between May 3 through May 10 to get 2X XP, 2X PvP commendations, 2X requisitions in Starfighter, and 2X legacy experience.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

  • 25 percent discount on crystals on May 4. 
  • From April 30 until May 5, a rotating game modes will offer 2X rewards each day, starting with Cantina Battles.

That's a lot of valuable bonuses right there for Star Wars fans. Personally, I'm hoping Disney XD will allow Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels tol be free like it was last year.

Source: [Gamespot]

Google Earth design brings Fallout 4's map to life

Bethesda created a fairly large map for Fallout 4 and some gamers might have experienced difficulties in navigating it, especially after discovering most of the locations the game has to offer.

However now, one gamer has found a rather smart way of making it easier to use. Instead of scrolling your way around a jam-packed 2D map with icons all over the place, why not just make it 3D! 

Reddit user KidaXV posted a few pictures of Fallout 4's map onto the r/fo4 subreddit, taking up a Google Earth-styled design. As you can see in the photo above, the map looks a lot smaller and maybe even easier to use too. 

If you would like to check out a larger version of this 3D map, click here. 

[KidaXV]

Star Wars Battlefront Spring DLC plans teases 'more' offline play, new heroes

Since Star Wars Battlefront's latest bit of DLC brought us two new heroes: Greedo and Nien Nunb, three new maps, a new mode, and Hutt contracts, we haven't heard much about the EA's DLC plans for the game.

In January, the game publisher outlined what we could expect for the game (as far as free content goes) up until March, with extra details on what Season Pass holders could look forward to.

A new rundown on the 'near' future of Battlefront has outlined what support we can expect for the game this Spring. According to the publisher, there will be a bit a of free content heading to Battlefront players in the form of in-game events, Hutt contracts, "surprises" and a special Star Wars Day event on May 4th.

As per EA's description:

  • New In-Game Events – more double score weekends, community missions and Special Login Events are coming for players to earn more experience, credits and items.
  • New Hutt Contracts – Unlock powerful Star Cards like the Berserker Trait, Bacta Bomb and Ion Neutralizer.
  • More New Content – We also have a couple of surprises in store that we know our fans have been looking for, especially those who have been clamoring for ways to have more options to enjoy Star WarsBattlefront offline. More to come soon.
  • Specific for May the 4th – In celebration of Star Wars Day we have cool activities planned that we’ll announce soon.

In addition to that, EA has confirmed that there will be a total of eight heroes made available through the Season Pass, including Nien Nunb and Greedo (which leaves us six heroes to look forward to). From here on out, two new hereos will be made available per paid DLC.

In June, Battlefront players can look forward to the Bespin DLC that will bring four new maps for the "most popular" game modes, detailing that "You’ll see AT-ATs in Cloud City, take to the skies in Fighter Squadron, and even spend time in a carbonite chamber." The Bespin DLC will also include more blasters, Star Cards, a new game mode and two new heroes: Lando Calrissian and Dengar.

Each Final Fantasy 7 Remake episode will be as large as one Final Fantasy 13 game

More details about the upcoming episodic Final Fantasy 7 Remake were revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer. We've known for a while now that each episode will be as large as a full scale game, but we now have a bit more clarity on how Square Enix is going about that. According to the game's Producer, Yoshinori Kitase, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will use the Final Fantasy XIII series as a blueprint for how the company will release each installment.

Said Kitase:

It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.

 

Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn't really make sense if that isn't encompassed in a multi-part series… So if we're just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.

There's still no word on how many episodes we will see, but given that the company is leaning on the Final Fantasy XIII formula, it stands to reason that this could very well be a trilogy. After all trilogies aren't exactly unheard of these days.

 

It's also reasonable that we aren't likely to get the first episode anytime soon, as all that's really confirmed is that the first scenario of the the first episode is complete and that the game will either be an explorable sand box or open world.

 

In any event, 2016 is going to be the year of Final Fantasy XV, the latest main entry in the series and a "theme park" attraction as described by Game Director, Hajime Tabata.

 

 

Darkest Dungeon delayed on PS4 and Vita

Darkest Dungeon, one of the most popular and successful Early Access titles there has ever been, will be delaying its console version for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The PlayStation ports will now release in late July/Early August. Developer Red Hook Studios announced the news in a post on their official forum today. 

We have previously announced Late Spring/Early Summer as a target for PS4 and Vita release. With the adjustment of schedules and matching up with potential future events we are now targeting late July or August. We want to make sure that all of the Town Event contents we are working on now are solid for inclusion into the console release, as well as making sure it runs like butter and plays well with a controller. Adjusting controls, in particular, is not a quick process.  We have a level of quality that we want to ensure in all of our releases and we would rather take some extra time to make it right, rather than rush it out the door. The awesome and talented Sickhead Games has been helping us with the porting.

 

We remain incredibly excited to bring the game to PS4 and Vita, and we have seen such enthusiasm from the community, as well. Sony has been a fantastic partner to work with, and we can’t wait to make a big Summer splash with the game!

Darkest Dungeon officially left Early Access at the beginning of 2016 and was one of our favorite games from the month of January. 

 

Darkest Dungeon is not a game for the faint of heart as you will get your butt thoroughly kicked time and time again. Fortunately, there is an immense amount of satisfaction that comes from successful dungeon runs so there is a certain sadistic addictiveness that comes with playing the game.

 

Source: [Darkest Dungeon Official Website]

The Division’s Incursion trailer shows new activities and gear

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12, The Division’s first major update will roll out, bringing with it a smattering of new equipment, crafting changes and missions, along with Falcon Lost, the game’s first four-man incursion.

To celebrate the release of update 1.1, Ubisoft today released a new trailer showcasing the strategic demands of incursions and some of the equipment coming in the update.

Falcon Lost is set in an underground water treatment facility caught in a tug-of-war between survivors and anarchists. Completing Falcon Lost on hard or challenge mode will yield unique and powerful equipment, on top of a weekly reward package.

Incursions are The Division’s answer to raids and represent the pinnacle of the game’s PvE challenges. It seems each new incursion will introduce unique gear sets and exotic weapons which can only be obtained therein.

Source: Ubisoft

New Homefront: The Revolution Trailer Shows A Scary Alternate American Timeline

Homefront: The Revolution is almost here and Deep Silver has officially released the opening cinematic for the game. The live action opening walks you through the dark, alternate American history in the Homefront universe and sets the tone for the game. The United States has fallen into chaos and it's up to you and the rest of the resistance fighters to take back the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Deep Silver is looking to reboot the entire franchise with Homefront: The Revolution and feature a brand new backstory on an alternate history in which Korea won the technological arms race thanks to the rise of the sinister APEX corporation.

Homefront: The Revolution releases May 17th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.