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Titanfall 2 won't appear at E3 2015


Respawn bringing no games to E3
Jun 01
// Laura Kate Dale
A few months back, we learned that Titanfall 2 exists thanks to a throwaway line said during an interview someone working at Respawn Entertainment. Since this news, many people have been predicting a reveal for the game at E3...
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Titanfall

PSA: Best Buy gives you an excuse to get Titanfall


Xbox One version currently $8
Apr 24
// Robert Summa
For those rare Xbox One owners that still haven't experienced Titanfall, Best Buy is running a sale that certainly limits your excuses for not owning the game. As of now, the game is available for only $7.99. Seems like a good value to me, but I suppose if you hate fun, then it isn't. Titanfall [Best Buy]

What can save Titanfall 2?

Mar 14 // Nic Rowen
Fine, just go ahead and make a single player campaign As someone who almost never bothers with the single player campaign in a shooter, I applauded Respawn's decision to axe any kind of bloated, roller-coaster ride of narrative mode like I was a 18th century French peasant cheering at the guillotine. I looked at all the stats and figures showing how most CoD players never touch the SP game and thought of my own history of aggressively ignoring most shooter stories since Quake 3 and thought it was a savvy move. A good way to cut down the cost of development while making sure the full focus of the project was placed on the most important part of the game, the multiplayer. And I was wrong. Well sort of. Personally, stubbornly, I STILL think it was a good idea. I was fine with the window dressing of the “campaign multiplayer” mode which added a few lines of story-based radio chatter over the usual MP action, leaving the player to draw in the details. But given the massive popular backlash against the decision, it's clear that the absence of a SP campaign hurt the reputation and perception of Titanfall more than whatever dollars they saved in the process could have. It may be silly, but so many people were offended by the lack of a SP campaign (that they were statistically unlikely to have played) that it killed a lot of enthusiasm for the title. It made Titanfall feel like half a game sold at the price of a full title. Even as just an optics thing, the trade-off wasn't worth it. As much as I hate to admit it, Titanfall 2 should have an SP campaign. Whether it's fair or not, it is something that is seen as part of the complete package for a first-person shooter. They gave it a shot without one and it didn't work, to stick to that stance on principle would be foolish. Besides, I don't know about anyone else, but I could probably stand to learn a little bit more about the history behind the development of the Titans and the lives of the colonists living on those monster-infested planets. Ironically, Titanfall's world is probably one of the only FPS settings that actually could get me to sit through a five-to-eight hour campaign! For God's sake, give us more robots Surprising nobody, the biggest draw about Titanfall was the mechs. I thought they looked cool, had a satisfying weight in the world compared to the pixie-like pilots, and had an intimidating presence on the battlefield. They were powerful and desirable without making the average pilot on foot feel useless. I just wish there were more of them. Three Titans aren't enough. Not by a long shot. I get why, from a gameplay perspective, Respawn might have wanted to keep it simple and stick with “the fast one, the Ryu, and the big one” so players could clearly see the trade-offs of each and easily size up the opposition while wall-running down a four story building trying to aim a rapid-fire rocket launcher. Maybe that was the right call for the first game, but this is the sequel. It's time to add some more wrinkles, some more complexity, some more crunch. I want to see weirder, more specialized Titans. Robots with particular abilities and roles, or weapons that can only be equipped on specific chassis rather than one-size-fits-all solutions. Maybe mechs that can use larger cannons or launchers by deploying in a static position, making themselves an easy target temporarily while they break out the big guns. Or maybe a Titan that has less offensive power but a sophisticated sensor system to compensate, creating a more tactically minded option for coordinated teams. I don't want to get bogged down in imagineering up robots (that's a rabbit hole I could waste an entire day in), but you get the idea. The Titans are supposed to be what sets the game apart against all of the other “hold left-trigger, squeeze right-trigger” shooters out there, they should be front and center and there should be plenty of them. Robot bling  While emblems and custom AI voice options for your Titans were eventually added into Titanfall with a patch almost half a year after release, it was a classic case of too little, too late. It's mind boggling to me that those options weren't in the game from the start and that Respawn was so timid with them when they finally added them in. I mean, one little patch on the shoulder of your three story tall robot? Nuts to that. I want to be able to paint my Titan hazard yellow with orange and gold trim, people should recognize me when I come stomping. I want to be able to select between a few different types of leg joints and shoulder pads, give my robot just the right swagger. I want to be able to adjust the look of my individual pilot characters by class and type, deck out my own imaginary crew of jetpack-wearing badasses. This is a futuristic sci-fi setting, why not have some fun with it? Adding in a ton of unlockable cosmetic gear isn't just fun for players, it also solves another problem Titanfall had -- content and progression goals. While I personally liked that there were only so many guns and attachments in the game and they were all relatively quick to unlock, a lot of players complained that it felt like there was nothing to “do” in Titanfall, that they were never working towards a goal (like you need more incentive to climb into the cockpit of a missile spewing robot? I don't understand people). Cosmetic gear could be used to give progression minded players something to shoot for without messing up the pace of weapon unlocks or stuffing the game full of useless sights and foregrips just for the sake of having them. If Respawn sticks to its admirable “no micro-transaction” policy, fancy helmets and mech bling could be a nice long-term carrot for players that who don't hold robot brawling as a self-justifying reward. What do you think? As I said before, I loved Titanfall, so while I have plenty of suggestions on how to improve the game, maybe I'm not seeing what turned everyone else off. So what do you think? Is there anything Titanfall 2 could do to make you interested in a jet-pack/robot deathmatch, or is Respawn doomed to repeat history a second time out?
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I've got a few ideas
I absolutely adored Titanfall, but going by the comments and blogs I've read over the past year, it seems like I'm the only person on Earth who did. Every article, news post, or blog written about the game invariably becomes ...

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Titanfall

A Titanfall sequel is coming and surprise, it will be multiplatform


Bro, have you seen Titanfall?
Mar 12
// Robert Summa
At last, it looks like PlayStation 4 owners will finally be able to see Titanfall. That initial sting of denial will be wiped away with a second installment as IGN confirmed the same information we already knew -- even if it ...

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Titanfall DLC

Titanfall turns one year old, gives away all DLC for free


Tough to argue with free
Mar 11
// Brett Makedonski
Titanfall celebrates the first anniversary of its launch today. There might not be a grand showcase dedicated to everything that's happened to the game over the year, but EA and Respawn haven't forgotten about it altoget...
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Respawn

Respawn working on 'non Titanfall' project


Also some stuff about Titanfall on Steam
Dec 20
// Laura Kate Dale
Earlier this year Respawn Entertainment graced the world with the arrival of Titanfall, a flawed but impressive first-person shooter full of high speed vertical traversal and super cool giant robot suits. Today brings the new...
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Titanfall

Titanfall drops an all-inclusive Deluxe edition from the sky


Titanfall's not quite ready to retreat to the dropship
Nov 19
// Brett Makedonski
Surely there will soon be some new pilots in the Titanfall arena looking to rodeo ride some massive mechs. Today, Respawn announced the Deluxe edition of its innovative shooter, which is functionally similar to "game of...
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Titanfall

How does Titanfall on Xbox 360 for $5 sound?


That's, like, really cheap
Nov 17
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: They're already out-of-stock, so go on back to not getting Titanfall for really, really cheap.] Sure, the Xbox One or PC versions got the most love. Yeah, the lobbies probably aren't jumpin' jumpin' anymore...
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Titanfall horde mode

Frontier Defense: Titanfall live work shopping its sequel


And boy does it need it
Nov 07
// Nic Rowen
Titanfall's new horde mode, Frontier Defense, isn't going to win any awards for originality. Frontier Defense tasks a team of four players with the protection a generic space fuel pump called the Harvester, and dumps escalati...
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Titanfall

Play Titanfall again for free on Origin


Part of the 'Game Time' promotion
Aug 22
// Chris Carter
If you missed the initial free offering for Titanfall on EA's Origin service, you have another chance to try it out. As part of Origin's "Game Time" promotion, you can add Titanfall to your library and give it a cha...
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Titanfalling in love

Titanfall Newsflash: xXxNoScopeXxX kills 420bro69


Your round-the-clock coverage continues
Jul 31
// Kyle MacGregor
Stay tuned for this story and more breaking news at 11.
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Titanfall update adding new game modes, Titan Burn Cards


Plus bug fixes and other updates
Jun 24
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The next Titanfall update will include a a Featured Game Mode that will see new game modes added for a limited time only. The first of which is called Marked For Death, where a player on each team is marked for death. Players...
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Titanfall on PS4

Titanfall sequel is reportedly coming to PlayStation 4


Not so exclusive
Jun 09
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft's biggest third-party console exclusive won't stay that way for long, if reports are to be believed. Rumor has it that the follow-up to Titanfall will land on PlayStation 4 whenever it's set to release. Accordi...
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Titanfall

This is the most impressive Titanfall pilot ejection I've seen yet


Ejection perfection
May 30
// Brett Makedonski
I've gone on record in the past to say that I'm not all that enamored by Titanfall. But, one aspect of it that I can appreciate is the way that its mechanics and use of verticality can lead to some pretty nifty feats. Here's one of them, even if it's maybe one part skill and about a million parts luck.
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Titanfall

Titanfall at E3 will unveil a new mode and features


Today, on Destructoid's continued Titanfall coverage
May 28
// Abel Girmay
Still playing Titanfall? Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment will be unveiling a new mode and a handful of upcoming features for their flagship shooter at the EA booth. If you don't have a E3 badge but will be in the do...
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Titanfall

Titanfall on PC gets Capture the Flag mode back


After it was removed entirely
May 26
// Chris Carter
Amdist the launch of Titanfall's new DLC maps, there's a new matchmaking update afoot for the PC and Xbox One versions. Evidently "less than 1%" of players were using the Capture the Flag gametype on PC, so Respawn took it ou...
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Titanfall's first DLC out May 15 for Xbox One and PC


Story #204 in our round the clock coverage of Titanfall $$$$$$$
May 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Titanfall's Expedition downloadable content pack will be out on May 15 for the Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version will be out down the line. Expedition includes three maps -- Runoff, Swampland, and War games -- and will co...
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Titanfall

Titanfall Xbox 360 updates still on the horizon


The Titans, they are a-fallin'
May 12
// Brittany Vincent
Titanfall fans still rolling on the Xbox 360 version can rest assured that updates will still be coming out on a regular basis, thanks to an announcement made a few days ago on the official Titanfall blog. Bluepoint has been...
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Titanfall

Titanfall: Expedition's Swampland map sure is swampy


Swampy, like your underwear gets in the dead of summer
May 09
// Brittany Vincent
Had enough Titanfall yet? You're about to get another dose with Swampland, the final map to be revealed in the Titanfall: Expedition DLC package, the first set of content available for Titanfall. Swampland is exactly what th...
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Titanfall

Prepare for more Titanfall: EA 'continuing partnership with Respawn'


Who could've ever predicted this?
May 06
// Brett Makedonski
Hold onto your hats, folks. If you're not wearing a hat, go put one on just so you can hold onto it. EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed today that the publisher's going to keep working with Respawn Entertainment. According to a me...
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A better look at Threezero's Titanfall figures


Shots from the Thailand Toy Expo
May 03
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Threezero teased their upcoming Titanfall figure line, and now they've released actual images. The shots come from Thailand Toy Expo, and we get to see a clear image of the Atlas Titan along with a Pilot. The Atlas comes in a...
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Titanfall

These Titanfall figures are nearly as cool as the real thing


I mean, I guess if you like action figures over IRL mechs
Apr 28
// Brittany Vincent
Threezero's Titanfall figures are large and in charge. They're also super-detailed and, even for a game that isn't making everyone sing its praises, pretty cool from an action figure standpoint if nothing else. The figures ar...
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Titanfall

Titanfall's DLC map War Games is exactly what it sounds like


A training mission sim level with an emphasis on parkour
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
One of the three new Titanfall maps slated to arrive with the Expedition DLC ($9.99, or included in the $24.99 Season Pass) is called War Games. It plays up the virtual world/training simulator theme we've seen time and time ...
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Here's a cheap way to instantly destroy a dropship in Titanfall


On the Overlook map at least
Apr 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Defend the House is doing some mythbusters videos on Titanfall, and in the first two episodes alone I've already picked up a couple of new tactics to adopt. The first is how you can instantly destroy the dropship on the Over...
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Like Titanfall? Check out longform app 'Final Hours of Titanfall'


The future of journalism?
Apr 21
// Dale North
I've just got into The Final Hours of Titanfall and I'm already impressed. This making-of digital book by Geoff Keighley covers the four-year development process of the hottest game out. It follows the team at Respawn Enterta...
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Titanfall

Titanfall game director Steve Fukuda outlines upcoming updates, adjustments


Convenience and infrastructural features pending
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
With Titanfall having been out on store shelves for a month now, it's become apparent that it could almost certainly use some tweaks and updates. In the interest of supporting the game through every step of its life cycle, ga...
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Future of Titanfall

Titanfall's first DLC is Expedition, comes out in May


Three new maps, new game modes
Apr 12
// Steven Hansen
During Respawn's PAX East panel on the development of Titanfall the team announced its first new DLC, Expedition, which takes place after the story (it had one) of Titanfall. Shown off in the above screen is Swampland, where ...
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Titanfall

It's now possible to create private matches in Titanfall


Silly that it wasn't already an option
Apr 10
// Jordan Devore
Respawn Entertainment is rolling out its next major patch for Titanfall across all platforms today and, most notably, it grants players the ability to create their own private matches. These matches can hold between 2 to 12 p...
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Titanfall

Titanfall on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly acceptable


See for yourself
Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall is out as of today and here's a better look at how it stacks up to its newer-gen counterpart courtesy of Digital Foundry. The fact that we only recently got to see much of anything about thi...
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Titanfall

Titanfall on Xbox 360 sure looks like a videogame


This either makes us so happy, or so mad, or we're so indifferent
Apr 07
// Brett Makedonski
We're approaching the tail-end of Microsoft and Respawn's staggered release of Titanfall, as the Xbox 360 version is set to release tomorrow. So, what does it look like? Take a gander at the first video of it out in the wild...

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