First ‘Crysis 3’ Gameplay Trailer Revealed

After the teaser released last week, Crytek and EA have released the full trailer.

The trailer features Prophet kicking some Ceph ass, with a nice brutal melee kill, using the suits different technology to take down his enemies as well as the new Compound Bow. The graphics look great as you can imagine, it is Crysis after all.

Check out the trailer after the break.

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Cool Behind The Scenes Video for Medal of Honor Shows The Games Real World Weapons

The Medal of Honor: Warfighter YouTube Channel has posted up a nice behind the scenes video showcasing their partnership with LaRue Tactical and their Optimized Battle Rifle being used in the game, which you can see in the games boxart.

There isn’t any gameplay footage but some nice footage of the technical side if you are interested in that kind of thing.

Check out the video after the break.

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Crysis 3 HD Screenshots and Special Edition Details

With the announcement of Crysis 3 this morning, EA and Crytek have released the first screenshots and details about the Crysis 3 special edition, entitled ‘Hunter Edition’.

‘The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with early access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Gamers who pre-order now will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags’.

Read on for more details and screenshots.

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Crytek Announce ‘Crysis 3’

Electronic Arts has today officially announced Crysis 3. Set to take place in 2047 in a rainforest created in the ruins of New York City. Titled the “Liberty Dome” the game will be a sandbox shooter that features “seven distinct and treacherous environments.”

Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.”

The game’s story will take place from Prophets point of view, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination.

Well, there you have it, the game will of course look pretty as you can see by the screenshot above, lets hope it plays just as good.

Crysis 3 is set to launch in 2013.

Community Spotlight – Battlefield 3

I have been sending out requests left, right and centre over the past few days, scouring the internet communities for the best tips, strategies and loadouts from the top players around the world and have had a good response, getting some really helpful tips and tricks on how to improve your skills and not get annihilated when you play online.

So if you are a new player who is looking for some ways to improve your skills, or a veteran who wants that one thing to launch them into greatness, take a read of our tips from the community and take in what works on the Battlefield!

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Crysis 3 Revealed on Origin

Oops, that’s embarrassing, EA have accidentally revealed the existence of Crysis 3 via their origin service. The listing has been taken down but you may not have to wait long for details on Crysis 3 as there should be an official reveal via Game Reactor magazine in the coming weeks.

Battlefield 3 Introducing E-Sports Feature?

If you load up your copy of Battlefield 3 on the Playstation 3 today you might see something interesting. Under the multiplayer menu and Matches sub-menu you will get an alert that states you are not scheduled for any E-Sports matches, directing you to visit the Battlelog website or participate in the Battlefield tournament.

This is a very interesting addition to Battlefield 3, it would seem that DICE and EA are trying to get Battlefield in to the E-Sports community, this could be a big boost for the game, made easier with the Rent-A-Server function that was added in the last mega patch for the game last week.

Would you play Battlefield 3 in a tournament? Leave a comment below, or sign up to the forum and discuss it.

Battlefield 3 Patch Live for PS3

A massive patch is now live for Battlefield 3. Clocking in at around 1GB, the patch has a list of fixes and additions. The most interesting feature in the new patch is the rent a server, for a fee players can rent their own private server to completely customize their games. Cost range from $1.49 for a day up to $64.99 for 90 days. The competitive arena in Battlefield 3 just got a bit more interesting.

One thing about the patch is if you have the Back to Karkand expansion pack, you will need to reinstall the expansion after you patch Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 ‘Close Quarters’ DLC Introduced New Mode, Takes out Rush

No Rush!

The upcoming DLC for Battlefield 3, Close Quarters has dropped the Rush game mode from its map option in favour of a new mode called Conquest Domination. The reasons behind the change were confirmed on the Battlefield Blog with Battlefield 3 Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus stating:

“We understood quickly that Rush, being a large and progressive mode that takes you on a journey from M-COM to M-COM, simply wouldn’t fit physically. So instead, we turned our attention to Conquest. How could we tailor this essential Battlefield game mode to fit our new type of environment?”

The post goes into great detail about the upcoming DLC and how the game modes will work on the new maps.

So head over and read the entire post here.

Battlefield 3, Batman Among BAFTA Winners

The BAFTA award winners have just been announced for video games and as you would expect, the biggest games of the year have come out on top with Batman: Arkham City winning Best Game, while Battlefield 3 came out on top, winning Best Online Multiplayer.

Head over to the BAFTA website for the full list of winners.

Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances enters open beta

Tiberium Alliances

EA has today announced its free to play MMO strategy game Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances has moved into open beta. In the game players harvest valuable resources, foster strategic alliances and engage in relentless battles as they strive for world domination. With in-game news and status feeds, players get frequent updates, creating a completely interactive and dynamic gameplay experience that has gamers strategizing, reacting, and adapting on the spot.

You can get into the open beta now at the Tiberium Alliances website and watch the open beta trailer after the break.

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Battlefield 3 – Close Quarters Expansion First Gameplay Trailer

EA and DICE have revealed the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming Close Quarters expansion to Battlefield 3. Entitled ‘Ziba Tower’ the trailer shows some epic Battlefield 3 craziness and looks like the expansion is going to up the destruction to the next level.

The level seems like it will be very confined, with one section showing rooms on either side of a hallway where the walls can be blasted out, that will make for an extremely lethal Killzone, pardon the pun.

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters arrives in June, 1 week earlier for PS3 owners.

Check out the trailer below.

Battlefield 3 ‘Close Quarters’ DLC to feature Bad Company 2 level destruction?

Massive Destruction?

After reading through the announcement of 3 expansion packs coming for Battlefield 3 and seeing the fact that environmental destruction was being added with the ‘Close Quarters’ DLC, I contacted EA/DICE on twitter to see if I could confirm whether or not the level of destruction being added to the game would be on par with what was seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

I received a reply back stating that “This information will be unveiled at a later date. Please stay tuned to our Battlelog news for the latest on this. ^KF.”

Why would this information need to be clarified and released at a later date if DICE weren’t aiming for something close, if not more destructible then Bad Company 2? It’s an interesting, if not, cryptic reply, though so was the decision to leave out that level of destruction from Battlefield 3 in the first place. I suppose only time will tell on this one.

GDC12: Battlefield 3 Expansion Packs Incoming

EA/DICE have today announced the release of 3 themed Battlefield 3 expansion packs to be released over the course of the year. The packs feature tight infantry based combat, vehicle based maps and a third that has yet to be detailed.

From the press release:

Powered by the Frostbite™ 2 engine, the next expansion packs are: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters in June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in Spring, and Battlefield 3: End Game in summer.

  • Battlefield 3: Close Quarters – In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarter salso introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.
  • Battlefield 3: Armored KillFollowing the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefieldhistory.
  • Battlefield 3: End Game – The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.

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Medal of Honor Warfighter story and multiplayer details revealed.

Warfighter Official Logo

Following the release of the trailer, EA has released some story and multiplayer details about Medal of Honor Warfighter.

“Medal of Honor Warfighter tells the personal story of U.S. Tier 1 Operator “Preacher,” as he returns home only to find his family torn apart from years of combat deployment. Trying to pick up the pieces and salvage what remains of his marriage, Preacher is reminded of what he’s fighting for – family. But when a deadly explosive known as PETN penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent in to do what they do best – solve the problem.” Locations in the game are reported to range from the Somali Coast to the Philippines.

The game will also feature Special Forces operatives from all over the world including Australian SASR, British SAS, German KSK and Polish GROM among others. Allowing players to face off while representing these different elite groups.

Warfighter will be running on the Frostbite 2 engine, the same as Battlefield 3 and be released worldwide on October 23.

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