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EA Servers Taken Down by DDOS Attack

1sTop4Gaming Keeps It Raw As Always And Reports As Moments ago EA’s servers were taken offline by a DDoS attack presumably by a group under the alias, Lizard Squad. As of reports filing in at DownDetector.com, Origin has received over 2000 reports on issues with its service today.

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Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Suburbination Trailer [HD]

The Suburbination Trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is presented below in high definition.

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PC Version Of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Gets Dev Diary w/ Gameplay

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a game that has taken many by storm on the Xbox ONE next-generation console, and up until recently, was exclusive to that system. EA Games and PopCap will now bring the title to PlayStation 4, PC, and eventually a number of other platforms.

As part of their campaign to raise awareness for those on other platforms who might not have heard about this fantastic new spin on multiplayer gaming yet – the following developer diary has been released and even features Gameplay Footage of the PC Version which will be made available on EA’s Origin marketplace / service for Windows PC on this coming Tuesday (June 24, 2014).

Since EA owns Origin, there will be some timed-exclusive content for the PC version of the game that can’t be found elsewhere as of next week including new features which haven’t been announced yet, new boss battles, exclusive class abilities, and a new map called Jewel Junction. Jewel Junction is featured in the video above released officially by EA Games and PopCap on the Plants Vs. Zombies channel and seen below. This title is available for pre-order and can be downloaded (pre-loaded) right now for those who buy on Origin.

The PlayStation version of the game will be released on August 19, 2014 for PS4 and PS3 and can be pre-ordered digitally through the PlayStation Network at this time. Special Hat Packs will be included in these versions of the game for those who pre-order with PlayStation brand themes including those in the following image seen below. The Boss Mode of the game which was made popular on the Xbox ONE version of the game will also be featured on the PS4 version.

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Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare – PC Trailer [HD]

Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to the PC on June 24 2014. We reviewed PVZGW here on RGN and the game has since been released on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 but it will be interesting to see the changes or additions that may come to the PC version of the game. Check out the trailer below and if you have played the XO or Xbox 360 versions of Plants VS Zombies leaves a comment telling us what you think about the game below.

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Giveaway: Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC (PC Version) RealGamerNewz Origin Contest

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Note: RGN Giveaway Team will email the winner a code for Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC (PC Version) for use on Origin. Winner will be announced in the update for this post some time during April 2014. Use your real email account and reply within 24 hours to remain eligible.

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Titanfall (Xbox ONE / PC / Xbox 360) – Power of the Cloud Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Power of the Cloud Trailer for Titanfall (the Xbox ONE / PC online first person shooter, with Xbox 360 Version Coming Soon: April 8, 2014) from development studio Respawn Entertainment who originally created the Call of Duty series and classic Medal of Honor series before the modern gaming era. If you haven’t had the chance yet, take a look at our RGN Titanfall Review. For more info / videos of the game, visit our dedicated Titanfall Section.

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Dead Space PC Version Listed 100% Off (Free) Until May 8 On Origin

Check it out gamers, EA Games is hooking you up with the original Dead Space title for free (for a limited time) on their digital distribution platform Origin. Get on there and grab it up before it’s too late since this is likely to not happen again for a long time. Simply open Origin, Click Store, then Search ‘Dead Space’ and scroll down to see the original entry into the franchise from Visceral that many have come to love. Alternatively, gamers can check out the web link of Dead Space on Origin here. According to the listing, this deal lasts until May 8, 2014 though some trusted publications have suggested that the promo could be pulled sooner than that.

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How To Cheat In Titanfall – Infinite Burn Cards Glitch (*Warning: May Result In Ban)

RealGamerNewz does not condone the act of cheating, glitching, or causing exploits – however, the only way to get these types of flaws ironed out in a game is for them to be discovered and brought to the attention of developers. Respawn Entertainment has already announced that they will be banning accounts guilty of these acts. A new glitch allowing Infinite Burn Cards has been revealed by the community recently and is the latest issue facing multiplayer gamers in Titanfall today.

Here are the instructions to performing this glitch as well as visual instructions below that, which were created by TeamBeyond.

Step #1. Get 1 Titan Burn Card.

Step #2. Equip that and two other Burn Cards (these two will be lost in the process).

Step #3. Join Match.

Step #4. When dead, pick Titan Burn Card (hover over it).

Step #5. Press Y.

Step #6. When Titan drops into the match, Press A on a different Burn Card.

Step #7. Respawn Entertainment and EA Games bans you, just kidding (but seriously, this may result in a ban).

[Some Info Sourced: Team Beyond]

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Titanfall Review

From the team that created the Medal of Honor franchise as well as the Call of Duty series comes an Xbox 360, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC multiplayer online first person shooter set to change the game. There may be those who wonder what makes Titanfall so special. From the beginning this title has been extremely hyped by the media and press and subsequently anybody who got their hands on it during the Alpha and Beta testing. I’m here to tell you why no matter what you think about the game, throw away your pre-conceived notions of what it might be and listen to the analysis of a shooting game fan who has been around since the invention of the genre. I’m here to provide just such an analysis for you in this Review.

Players take the role of Marcus Graves working with ‘Spyglass’ and the IMC. There’s also a Militia campaign giving players the other side of the coin in terms of the game’s major events. Throughout the game’s campaign players earn the ability to unlock new Titan class mechs to do combat in.

Let’s be honest, the Titanfall Campaign as it currently exists is essentially a collection of multiplayer matches made to feel like missions and given backstory featuring egos, grudges to be settled, and mettle to be tested thanks to a fairly detailed writing of the Titanfall universe’s main characters and events. Each map is introduced to the player in a cinematic manner thanks to this mode. Many players will blow through this campaign without even really learning anything about the story, but it’s nice that Respawn Entertainment does actually have one behind all of the action. This 6v6 player story mode is very similar to how Unreal Tournament presented its story mode back in the golden age of PC Gaming. Playing the Campaign also unlocks all of the Titanfall loadouts that are possible to pilot.

Although it may not have been presented the way most single player gamers may have wanted, the Titanfall IP does contain a universe capable of telling compelling stories. In this multiplayer-only entry to kick off the franchise, it’s more like bits and pieces are noticed by gamers in between Campaign mode matches which can eventually be factored into an entire story (though the game’s cutscene is pretty epic). We’d love to see this aspect of the franchise expanded, potentially in a separate standalone release that doesn’t try to re-invent the wheel and instead is single player only content.

In the only other games that have tried this multiplayer meets co-op meets narrative formula the large enemies being attacked have been controlled by the artificial intelligence. In this game the foot soldiers are controlled by players that sometimes blend in with the crowd with the artificial intelligence grunts and specters. However, the main enemies doing battle side by side as on a different playing field are essentially player controlled bosses.

The non-playable foot soldiers and human ones are easy to tell apart once you’ve been playing long enough to get into the groove and / or unlock the improved radar tech. And all of that is just a quick rush for points to go on a streak as fast as you can to unlock the Titan which is where matches are won and lost. This design takes a page out of something like League of Legends for example which sees ‘mobs’ being slain for leveling up into a greater focused PvP battle.

In this sense, Titanfall has three layers, PvP Titans vs Titans, PvE Players vs Grunt / Spectre, and a cross between Unreal Tournament, BioShock 2 Multiplayer, Quake III Arena, Call of Duty, and other classic shooters when it comes to great hit detection, virtually no lag to speak of, and most importantly – Balanced Warfare. But while it’s like these games in key ways that vets of the genre will notice, it’s also something else that shouldn’t be directly compared as a replacement for any existing game. Titanfall in many ways is a new experience and a very fine tuned one at that.

As expected, Cloud data to store your character which syncs with Origin client and EA’s Titanfall servers. This game’s action feels like a huge battle with so much going on at once. Speaking for the two platforms it’s currently available on, we can confirm Titanfall at launch has a great community of active players no matter which platform you choose. Last Titan Standing Mode is my personal favorite, but I find that CTF and Hardpoint get the most points per round for me. Attrition is fun when I just want to slow things down and take every single unit down that comes across my path. Using Auto Titan feature as a strategy also produces many fun, alternative gameplay moments and help add to the satisfying feeling of upgrading your Titan loadouts with better, more customized builds.

Titan vs Titan as a main gameplay mechanic just works and gives a level playing field for team-based combat to take place with interesting scenarios surfacing from it.

Times of power-ups earned from doing lots of damage just how a titan is earned in other modes from points brings full circle the mechanics Respawn Entertainment selected for this multiplayer experience. The various game modes begin to paint the picture of what Titanfall’s core values are as a shooting game. Balanced, fast and accuracy input processing, fun, and competitive gameplay that gets the adrenaline going make up Titanfall’s secret sauce that had many gamers raving as soon as they got their hands on it.

This is also thanks to great map design. Matches feel fair and yet still possessing an ability to be mastered. Players using a Titan can crouch , boost to the side, front, or rear of itself, and uses very heavy weaponry – but can’t jump or navigate through certain areas. Soldiers can get into buildings, up to rooftops, jump up ledges almost liquidly, and run on walls.

Titanfall is the first shooter game to use the Xbox ONE Controller’s Impulse Triggers which were designed in response to Respawn Entertainment directly providing feedback to Microsoft Studios. Mechanical Keyboard + Opitcal Laser Mouse are also a great fit for this title on PC. For those looking to plug controllers into the PC the Xbox 360 Controller / DualShock 4 Controller work great (tested using ControllerMAX peripheral). Other controllers will also be compatible with the game including Xbox ONE support coming in unofficial form as well as official driver format directly from Microsoft in the near future.

As far as which control option is “better” it really comes down to preference and experience. Some players will be very experienced in both, and so it may simply matter on which type of mood they are in. Whereas other gamers prefer to remain on Keyboard / Mouse or have spent more time on console controllers and would like to use them for that reason. We are happy to report that the game feels tight playing with either input method.

Burn cards are essentially power-ups that can be awarded when a player has unlocked enough in their deck and equipped some for a particular battle. These are then used once available in-game by selecting one per spawn duration. Real world conditions of server feel in full release at launch: our experience: 1 hour of playtime from 12AM to 1AM (approx.) / getting set up (NVIDIA also put out a brand new graphics driver to coincide with the Titanfall launch). During this time the crew that we were riding with were able to play matches without a problem as seen in the Open Beta for the game. This was followed by 1 hour of downtime which most assumed was due to heavy server load caused by popularity of the multiplayer-only game upon launch. However, EA simply stated they were looking into it – then about 45 minutes later I was back in the game ranking up and having great matches without issue.

Titanfall’s maps do feel like a good overall mix of vertical action, outdoors, indoors, and did go lengths to get creative with Titans and Soldiers both having great battle points yet the Titan’s don’t feel out of place even when things narrow down. Players can get across the map very quickly whether on foot as a Pilot or in the Titan. And although these maps are decent sized, they are not “too big” and allow for lots of fast paced action with minimal traveling to the fight. The fight is brought to you. Sound effects and Music are noteworthy and do their part to fill in the game’s atmosphere while the voice-acting sometimes leaves a little more to be desired.

GAME MODES LIST:

  • Campaign
  • Training

MULTIPLAYER MODES:

  • Attrition
  • Hardpoint
  • Last Titan Standing
  • Capture The Flag
  • Pilot Hunter
  • Variety Pack

AI might not be the smartest. Spawning is appropriate for them to be cannon fodder used as a way to win certain game modes like Attrition. These enemies spawn at key moments in the battle for example if the opposing team has not been successful re-capturing a base then Specters (or Grunts) will be spawned as enforcements.

Graphics (on PC depends on the parts you have. We were playing on a mid-range machine with 1080P @ 60 frames per second no problem. The game’s settings menu also lists that resolution as “native”. Other players are able to play in higher resolutions if they have a 4K display to go along with their machine.

There’s been an issue of people not playing multiplayer FPS “the right way” lately in the industry and Titanfall manages to bring back that community feel of working while hanging out and getting in the zone among peers. The community of players embracing Titanfall is mostly made up of hardcore fans who desire mature gaming sessions with tactical adult battles simulating fun and advanced war conditions. This is satisfied in full by this game and is likely the main reason it’s pulling a large draw right now. If you’re sick of the way COD / BF teammates / opponents play as if they are a lone wolf on their own team – You might be a Titan.

The one negative point: Titanfall is tied to EA / Respawn for better or for worse via connecting to Origin login servers and these virtually lag-free Xbox LIVE (MS Azure) Servers. However, if some day Titanfall is to be “sunset” as MMO devs call it or ‘shut down’ as most gamers call it then hypothetically one would hope EA / Respawn make this title freely open for hosting without an issue for those who would still run their own servers for the game. Of course, this is a double edged sword as seen with the Battlefield’s experiments in console server rentals in place of dedicated servers. For now, EA / Respawn have the access they need to at least attempt to deal with any cheating and lag issues that arise during the title’s peak life cycle.

Final Verdict:

Overall, Titanfall is innovative in its own ways without attempting to fix what isn’t broken about online gaming. With a focus on quick action and its fun gameplay based on skills, Titanfall is a finely tuned 6 versus 6 multiplayer experience. Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Servers (now part of Xbox LIVE) host the Windows PC and Xbox ONE versions of the game both and do so with no lag whatsoever as mentioned above in our detailed Review. The bullet collision is great in this game, and that matters since it is highly competitive with more damage being dealt per bullet than in other shooters.

Any gamer strongly versed in the First Person Shooter genre owes it to themselves to get a copy of this game. Designed based around the staple characteristics from titles of the past, but with completely new gameplay experiences Titanfall is a must-have multiplayer game. RealGamerNewz awards Titanfall a 9.5 out of 10 making it an RGN Platinum Game.

Official Trailer:

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: EA Games

Platforms: PC | Xbox ONE | Xbox 360

Available Now On GamersGate

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital deluxe copy and a digital standard copy of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the vendor for the purpose of this Review. Additional copies of Titanfall were also purchased by the RealGamerNewz team for the multiplayer and multiplatform purposes of this Review.

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Titanfall (PC / Xbox ONE / 360) – Life is Better With a Titan Extended Cut [HD 1080P]

The Life is Better With a Titan Extended Cut of Titanfall is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. More Info / Videos at our dedicated Titanfall Section here. Expect the RealGamerNewz Review to arrive some time this week and if you’re playing on the Windows PC don’t forget you can pre-load the game to be ready for 12AM digital release from EA Games / Respawn Entertainment.

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PSA: Respawn Entertainment Is Unwilling To Deny A Season Pass For Titanfall Will Exist

**Update: Some publications are now suggesting that Respawn Entertainment views a Season Pass as “unlikely”, though no further official word has been announced just yet in addition to the original story below:

Some confusion was cleared up today as major video games news and reviews publication Gamespot noticed and reported on this tweet below from Respawn Entertainment (the developers of Titanfall) a couple of days ago:

However, Respawn Entertainment reacted to the article from Gamespot today by retracting the statement made by their social networking account. Here is their final statement on the matter as of today February 28, 2014:

Basically Titanfall won’t charge players for an Online Pass if they purchase a used disc version of the game on Xbox platforms. However, there is probably still going to be a stream of paid DLC content such as maps as well as a Season Pass to effectively pre-order a chunk (or all) of it at once. This is nothing new for the first person shooter genre, but with Titanfall being essentially labelled as a “multiplayer only” game despite claims of merging the co-op, single player narrative, and competitive experiences together some players are re-evaluating their purchase.

If the game debuts for the full $59.99 many players will expect at least some amount of free DLC to release before the stream of paid DLC begins. I believe this is something that EA Games and Respawn Entertainment probably realize by now since they are not offering a single player campaign. So far everybody at the RGN staff who has played the game with their own two hands (those who do and those who do not own Xbox machines) have found the experience very enjoyable.

This situation is another one of those, “fire the intern”  slip-ups where for all intensive purposes the public appearance is being given that whoever sent that original tweet Gamespot picked up was acting without the latest information available on the subject. One other issue with the PR campaign being run for Titanfall is also the fact that a PS4 version is already being talked about for the sequel of a game which hasn’t even come out yet. Regardless of how people feel about the game going multi-plat on consoles or not, this is not the time to talk about part two of a New IP that we haven’t even gotten to play the final build of yet. It seems based on the way that the Xbox deal was revealed for Titanfall that EA Games is forcing a lot of marketing and PR tactics on Respawn Entertainment right now – we hope this developer and publisher get a little more in sync with each other as the future of this franchise moves forward.

For more info / videos about Titanfall and our launch coverage March 11, 2014 – follow our dedicated Titanfall Section.

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Titanfall PC / Xbox ONE Beta Totalled Over 2 Million Players

In a new report from Respawn Entertainment, EA Games, and Microsoft it has been announced that the Titanfall Beta on Windows PC and Xbox ONE platforms saw a total number of over 2 million players on the game. This is a pretty noteworthy accomplishment considering the game’s essentially lag-free experience provided with great collision detection and hit point damage.

Respawn Entertainment seems to have things figured out on the network end, especially when compared with other titles in its genre. Call of Duty for example still suffers from glitches plaguing the peer to peer system nearly a decade later while the latest iteration of Battlefield recently launched full of bugs and was virtually unplayable for a month.

Titanfall looks to be capable of providing online matches to a solid player-base upon release.

In addition to this, it appears that Titanfall will be one of the first shooters to fully take advantage of the Xbox Live cloud  dedicated servers on Xbox ONE, unlike COD: Ghosts which promised to do so and backed out at the last minute. EA Games also seems to have provided dedicated servers for the PC version of the game based on its procedures and high level of performance during the Beta.

For more videos/info about Titanfall, check out our dedicated Titanfall Section here.

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Titanfall Beta – Hardpoint Domination on Angel City Gameplay [HD 1080P]

The Hardpoint Domination Gameplay of Titanfall Beta is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

For more Gameplay (including 1440P PC footage) and info about Titanfall check out our dedicated Titanfall Section here.

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Titanfall Beta – Last Titan Standing on Angel City Gameplay [HD 1080P]

The Last Titan Standing Gameplay of Titanfall Beta is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

For more Gameplay (including 1440P PC footage) and info about Titanfall check out our dedicated Titanfall Section here.

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Industry Insider Claims Titanfall PS4 Negotiations Still Open w/ Sony, MS Trying to Block Deal

Respawn Entertainment and EA Games are still rumored to be in open negotiation with Sony about getting Titanfall arriving on the PlayStation 4 in subsequent years or even within the same year as its Xbox ONE release (for the sequel since the original is supposedly locked down as a MS exclusive already for Windows / 360 / XO). An industry insider is spreading the information that goes by the name of Ahsan Rahseed. This industry insider has been known to speak of deals in progress in an effort to provide gamers with a chance to effect decisions before they are finalized. He offers the following comment to those who want the Titanfall title to arrive on the PlayStation 4:

“Honestly of you want TitanFall on PS4 it’s up to you to make noise for it. EA is not going to turn down millions unless it becomes #PS4NODRM”

At the same time as Sony talks to Respawn and EA about getting Titanfall 2 and other games in the series on the PlayStation 4, or even the original released under a new name (i.e. Definitive Edition, etc.), Microsoft is attempting to block the deal with incentives like paying for millions of dollars worth of advertising that EA would otherwise have to cover. In exchange for this MS is expected to have the first installment in the Titanfall series exclusive to the Windows / 360 / XO platforms for some long amount of time, or possibly forever – it is unclear at this time and many are presenting speculation as fact in regard to this deal with MS. Reportedly, Rahseed also states that MS is gunning for a timed exclusive DLC deal and marketing preference for the Xbox brand similar to how Activision releases Call of Duty DLC on the Xbox platforms before the PlayStation platforms.

Right now all of this is up in the air and if Rahseed is right again, then it’s up to gamers to speak out in mass numbers about what they want and are willing to support financially. Titanfall is available on Windows PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox ONE this March though – and with so many platforms to chose from there is a chance that gamers won’t care enough to get vocal about this making EA’s decision to stick with MS for a number of favorable deals an easy thing to settle with.

For more Titanfall videos / info check out our dedicated Titanfall Section here.

[Source: Ahsan Rahseed via Gamepur]

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