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1:00 AM on 02.26.2014

Here's the lowdown on Wasteland 2's big beta update

Typical, just when you mention how inXile was taking its time updating Wasteland 2, the studio releases a big update to its game. There's a lot of additions and changes in this update -- way too many to list here -- but they...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 02.19.2014

What do you think of the Titanfall beta?

Today is the last day to get your hands on Titanfall before the full release on March 11 for the Xbox One and PC. The beta ends at 6PM PST tonight, and I know many of you have thoughts on what you've played. Whether you like ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Why Titanfall won't be my next big gaming obsession photo
Why Titanfall won't be my next big gaming obsession
by Brett Makedonski

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Titanfall is the talk of the gaming world right now. With the game in the middle of an open beta on both Xbox One and PC in preparation for its March 11 release, everyone's checking out what Microsoft views to be a system-seller for its new console. Titanfall is being received generally positively by most that have played it. Our own Hamza Aziz even said that it'll be his next big gaming obsession. I know for a fact that it won't be mine.

After playing the beta for maybe five hours and hitting the level cap, I can't see myself ever going back to it. I have no problem giving credit where it's due. Titanfall does a lot of things right to breathe some life back into the first-person shooter formula. Particularly, adding substantial gameplay across the y-axis through its use of verticality goes a long way toward making it feel like a different game than we've already played.

There were even a fair number of occasions that had me temporarily thrilled. The first time I used the mech successfully to take down several opponents was supremely rewarding. The same goes for the lives where I would rodeo to destroy many titans and rack up big points. However, these moments were fleeting. 

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6:00 PM on 02.17.2014

No Australian-based servers at launch for Titanfall

Dtoid reader Dont Taze Me Bro reached out to me recently to bring to attention the current situation regarding Titanfall's performance for users trying to play in Australia. As it turns out, those that have been playing in th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Titanfall's modes, weapons, and map details revealed

NeoGAF user RazorUK has data mined the Titanfall beta to discover a ton of new details on what we can potentially expect out of the full release of Respawn's new shooter. A total of 15 maps were discovered, what they're calle...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 02.15.2014

Good news: Titanfall beta opening up to all players

Yesterday Titanfall experienced some down time during the closed beta period. That, coupled with a lot of codes that were apparently never delivered by EA has triggered Respawn's Vince Zampella to turn this closed beta into a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 02.15.2014

Chill with Phil! Titanfall anyone?

Alright everyone, we all know I haven't been doing my weekly playthrough show for a while now, but like a mighty phoenix I have risen from the smoldering ashes of my previously fried video card and am now ready to jump back i...

Phil

8:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Titanfall beta tips will have you playing like a pro

Titanfall's highly anticipated beta formally kicks off today, and if you're lucky enough to have an invite, there's a lot to learn in a short amount of time. The game has its own set of quirks, and once mechs get introduced ...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 02.13.2014

Square Enix details Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta

As we already know, the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch on April 14, 2014. Phase 1 of the beta will start on February 22nd, and will run until March 3rd (characters will be wiped in this phase). A...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 02.12.2014

New and improved Broforce looks like a real good time

That logo. That trailer. That ... everything. Rather embarrassingly, I'm only now coming to the realization that I should have bothered to pay more attention to Broforce long ago. Finally, a game where I can (essentially) pl...

Jordan Devore



Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update) photo
Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update)
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: The Titanfall beta kicks off on February 14 for the Xbox One and PC as revealed by this new trailer. There will be two maps available, and three modes which are Attrition (team deathmatch), Hardpoint Domination, and a Last Titan Standing gametype where everyone starts in a Titan in a round-based mode that ends when one team has lost all of their Titans as there is no respawning or replacement Titans.]

Want in on the Titanfall closed beta? Then just go to this website, pick your platform of choice, fill out your info, and you're good to go. Well, I mean you'll be entered to maybe get into the closed beta. So there's a chance.

You will be emailed by EA no later than 11:59PM PST on February 17 if you've been selected to enter. You also have until February 14 at 4PM PST to register for the beta period. Good luck!

For those of you that don't make it in you can expect some coverage of Titanfall's beta to appear this week on Destructoid, and we'll be doing some live gameplay of Titanfall on our Twitch channel too.

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1:15 PM on 02.07.2014

Dead Island: Epidemic accepting closed beta sign-ups now

Deep Silver has announced that they are now accepting sign-ups for the closed beta of Dead Island: Extinction, the multiplayer online battle arena spin-off of the tropical zombie franchise. The actual start date has not been ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 02.07.2014

You can expect a Destiny beta this summer

Activision hasn't exactly downplayed what its expectations for Bungie's Destiny are. Just yesterday during an earnings call, CEO Bobby Kotick proclaimed that he expects it to be "the best selling videogame in history." A...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Pre-order not required to get into the Titanfall beta

Respawn's gearing up for its big February 14 beta for Titanfall, but no one really knows yet how to get into it. In the past, many high-profile games have handed out their beta invites to people that pre-ordered. That won't b...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 01.27.2014

We finally know who's developing Titanfall for Xbox 360

Titanfall is being developed by Respawn Games on the Xbox One and PC. What we didn't know until today was who was developing Titanfall on the Xbox 360. Well now we know and it's Bluepoint Games! ... Who? Their previous work i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 01.27.2014

Rumored Titanfall beta set for February 14 (Update)

[Update: Vince Zampella has just confirmed on Twitter that Titanfall will indeed see a beta on the PC and Xbox One. More details will be revealed in the coming days. Xboxygen is reporting that Titanfall will see a beta on the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz