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Star Wars: Battlefront Review – Old Rope or a New Hope?

Despite the success of the original Star Wars: Battlefront games back in the PS2/Xbox days, we never saw a third game last-gen. But now, with modern gaming technology and DICE’s expertise on full throttle, we have a game that looks almost as good as the movies that inspired them.

Sure, the animations aren’t as fancy as that original trailer set on Endor, (called it!) but the graphical clarity and slick 60 frames-per-second across all platforms makes this one of the best-looking multiplayer shooters ever made. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront Review – Old Rope or a New Hope?

Here’s your cheapest Star Wars: Battlefront PC deal

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Been a bit busy with the likes of Fallout 4 and Black Ops 3 this month? Forgot to nail down a preorder of Star Wars: Battlefront? Or maybe you’ve been waiting to see how the reviews and servers turn out? Whatever your excuse, now’s the time to get involved. This is the cheapest deal we can find, saving a tidy sum over rival sites. Continue reading Here’s your cheapest Star Wars: Battlefront PC deal

COMPETITION: Win one month EA Access and 10 hour Star Wars: Battlefront trial

[UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Check your email/twitter inboxes to see if you’ve won!]

Star Wars: Battlefront is almost here, but how would you like to play it even sooner? We have three codes to give away for a month of EA Access on Xbox One.

The highlight of EA’s program right now being a free ten hour trial for Star Wars: Battlefront. That’s right, you’ll be able to download Battlefront as soon as you get a code and play it for ten hours, unlocking new gear, XP and achievements as you go. Then you’ll have the option of buying the game via download or your save file will work when you pick up the disc version.

Once you’ve blitzed 10 hours on that though, you’ll want to spend the rest of the month’s access downloading a wealth of hot EA content included Dragon Age: Inquisition, Need for Speed Rivals, UFC, Madden 15, FIFA 15 and more.

There are two ways to enter and feel free to try through both (although you’ll only win one code).  Continue reading COMPETITION: Win one month EA Access and 10 hour Star Wars: Battlefront trial

Expect trouble at launch for these remaining 2015 games

It’s that time of year where developers and publishers push themselves to breaking point in order to meet the all-important Christmas shopping release window. Frankly, it’s a pattern that crippled many of last year’s biggest games.

We’d love to think that lessons have been learned, but with another dementedly-packed season lying just ahead, it’s not hard to predict that some of the year’s biggest remaining games are going to have some serious issues at launch. They’re all games we can’t wait to play, but we’d certainly advise waiting for the reviews, or maybe holding out until those unchecked issues have been fixed post-launch. Games are expensive, so preorder wisely. Continue reading Expect trouble at launch for these remaining 2015 games

Shocking price unveiled for the Battlefront Darth Vader PS4

Limited Edition Star Wars Darth Vader PS4 bundles coming in November

When we showed the brand new Darth Vader Star Wars Edition of the PS4 yesterday, we knew it was going to be a bit pricey compared to a standard edition. But, the price that’s just hit the likes of Amazon and Game are opportunistic to say the least, even by Star Wars memorabilia standards. Continue reading Shocking price unveiled for the Battlefront Darth Vader PS4

Limited Edition Star Wars Darth Vader PS4 bundles coming in November

“The Force is strong with this one.” Or is it? I really can’t decide if the new Darth Vader flavoured PS4 console looks great or tacky. The new controller and its effort to incorporate ol smokey’s suit buttons is seriously hard to look at though (see below). There’s more than a paint job though, Star Wars fans. Let’s take a look at what else is bundled with the new PS4. Continue reading Limited Edition Star Wars Darth Vader PS4 bundles coming in November

Star Wars: Battlefront Walker Assault trailer is here

It’s time to finally see Star Wars: Battlefront in action! This is brand new debut footage captured on the PS4. We’ll have reactions for you soon in our EA E3 presentation roundtable piece. For now, get stuck into the new trailer. [UPDATE: you can read our impressions here] Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront Walker Assault trailer is here

Star Wars: Battlefront trailer shows gorgeous ‘in-engine’ footage

It’s been a great day for Star Wars fans as many of us had breakfast while hitting repeat on the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and now we have the first proper trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront. It looks like we’ll get to play the game before the new movie too as EA announced a November 20th release date in the UK and November 17th in US for the game PS4, Xbox one and PC.

If you’ve missed out on earlier details on Star Wars: Battlefront, we’ll catch you up before you watch the trailer below. Up to 40 players will do battle as two teams across famous environments of the original Star Wars trilogy. Players will be able to switch between first and third-person perspectives while on foot or when controlling vehicles. Oh yes, those iconic vehicles like AT-ATs, X-Wings, speeder bikes and more are back and set to be ridiculous amounts of fun. There will also be hero/villain gameplay opportunities where players will get to control legendary characters like Darth Vadar and walk around the Battlefield with almost godlike powers.

Sounds almost perfect, but we’re a little disappointed that there will be no space battles (local atmosphere aerial battles are still a thing). Being able to go from the battlefield to space in one fight would have been great though, and we were kind of expecting it as a next-gen feature to be honest. DICE General Manager Patrick Bach told IGN: “The core of Star Wars battles — the Endors, the Hoths, et cetera — you want to take that to perfection. You want to do it right. Space is hard, right? Not from a [development] perspective, but from a logistical perspective. Is that fun? For us it doesn’t make sense to create a battle above you if you’re fighting other players who are not there to fight. Our focus is to do planetary battles.” We’re not entirely sold on that excuse, but given how poorly DICE’s choppers handle in Battlefield 3 and 4, we might be better off. Anyway, aren’t you the best for reading through all this first? Enjoy the trailer!

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