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Nexon and EA partner up to bring Titanfall Online to Asia


Titanfall-flavoured free-to-play PC action
Jul 29
// Vikki Blake
Electronic Arts has teamed up with Nexon to bring a free-to-play version of Titanfall to Asia. Details are scant, but we do know it'll be available on PC and called, unsurprisingly, Titanfall Online. Talking to IGN, Nexon pre...
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Microsoft

EA Access adding Titanfall and Dragon Age: Inquisition to the Vault


Good choices!
Jun 15
// Zack Furniss
Electronic Art's EA Access subscription-based service ($4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually) is adding Titanfall this week. Not sure how thriving the community is but I never gave it a shot, so now I might! In similarly cool news, Dragon Age: Inquisition will be out for the service sometime this summer. Not a bad deal!
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Titanfall 2

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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Need speed

New Need for Speed coming 2015, Titanfall and Plants vs Zombies 2016


Who needs to be surprised this E3?
May 05
// Steven Hansen
Electronic Arts is adding to its holiday lineup (sports, Battlefront) with a new Need for Speed, according to EA financials. The company decided to chill on yearly Need for Speeds after going from developers Black Box to Crit...

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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]
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Deals

GameStop Spring Sale live with $8 Titanfall Deluxe, $20 BF4 Premium


For those who can't wait for a Steam sale
Apr 20
// Dealzon
April showers are upon us, and so are more of the spring PC gaming sales. Just today GameStop launched its PC Gaming Spring Sale with discounts up to 75% off 136 PC digital titles (yes, we counted). Several titles are hitting...

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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EA Xbox One sale

Xbox One sale: $10 Titanfall and Garden Warfare, $36 Dragon Age: Inquisition


I'm tempted
Jan 26
// Jordan Devore
It's much easier to stomach Electronic Arts when you're only paying a fraction of the original price, as is the case with these Xbox One deals via Live. Come on, latecomers. This one's for you: Battlefield 4 - $13.20 Battlef...
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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 horde mode

Good thing Titanfall is getting a horde mode because there's no one else to play with


Stompy stompy with friends
Oct 22
// Nic Rowen
In a live Twitch Stream today, Respawn announced and demonstrated a new horde-style game mode for Titanfall, yay! Why am I the only one excited? Well, for anyone else who's still playing Titanfall, we can expect a fairly stan...
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Titanfall

Titanfall's third, and presumably final DLC comes out tomorrow


IMC Rising
Sep 24
// Chris Carter
Titanfall is set to drop its third DLC pack IMC Rising tomorrow on Xbox One and PC. It'll cost $9.99 (or part of your Season Pass), and will wrap up Respawn's planned DLC offering with three more maps -- though more cou...
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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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Titanfall final DLC

Titanfall's third and final DLC pack drops this autumn


'IMC Rising'
Aug 13
// Chris Carter
Today at gamescom EA, announced the last map pack for Titanfall -- IMC Rising. The three maps will be titled Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap, and as always, it'll run you $10 or $25 for the Season Pass. The Xbox One an...
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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.

Titanfall's Frontier's Edge DLC is another okay, yet underwhelming map pack

Jul 31 // Chris Carter
Titanfall: Frontier's Edge (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One [reviewed])Developer: Respawn EntertainmentPublisher: Electronic ArtsRelease: July 31, 2014 (PC, Xbox One) / TBA (Xbox 360)MSRP: $9.99 ($25 Season Pass) Once again, Frontier's Edge brings three maps along with it, one of which is Dig Site. This is the strongest map in the group, and both the aesthetic design and layout are reminiscent of the Halo series, which is a good thing. The rock-lined walls definitely give it character, as does the giant saw spinning on the battlefield. There are also a few cool hollowed-out tunnels that remind me of some of the desolate maps from Killzone, but with Respawn's own personal spin on it. The only major disappointment is that some of the higher-up areas are considered "out of bounds," forcing the player to retreat to lower ground or risk instant death -- it makes you wonder why those portions are even there, since most zones don't have that problem. The good news though is that you'll actually remember this map when it cycles in. Haven is another decent addition to the complete pack of maps, even if it doesn't help justify the cost of the DLC. It's similar to Angel City both visually and layout-wise, as it contains tons of buildings with vantage points and windows. It's bright and open for the most part, which is a stark contrast to many of the brown-hued stages that take up half the game. It reminds me of a good Call of Duty map, but with the game's signature future-flair injected into it. It's a nice way to keep the map grounded yet memorable within the confines of the Titanfall universe. Having said that, Haven is so by-the-books that it feels weird once you realized you paid money for it. Export, like Runoff before it, is the clear-cut worthless part of the trio. It's a boring industrial map that's as underwhelming to play as it looks. With a diverse color palette of browns on top of browns (and some muted indoor shrubbery for good measure), Export feels like a disjointed map that doesn't have a cohesive theme or layout. There's lots of nooks and crannies with elevated ramps that make for decent Titan skirmishes, but overall it has that "been there done that" feeling that you really can't have with a pack that only has three maps. At one point I didn't even realize that I was playing a paid DLC map. The Black Market update itself (which again, everyone gets for free) is actually a nice, non-intrusive little addition. Now when you go to browse your Burn Cards, you can simply press the back triggers to sell them, earning credits to invest in new cards or emblems. Now, you can buy packs of cards that suit your needs, all of which are fairly priced, and can be bought by earning credits through normal play. It probably won't reignite the community, but it's a great way for veterans to get back in the action and work towards something when they become bored of prestiging. It's safe from micro-transactions, for now. At the present time however, I cannot recommend the Titanfall Season Pass, even if it discounts the overall package by $5. The first two DLCs simply aren't strong enough to warrant a full purchase, so hang in there for an inevitable Season Pass discount before you go all in. If you can't help yourself and want just one pack though, Frontier's Edge slightly edges out Expedition -- even if it continues the trend of one good, one decent, and one poor map.
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Wait for a Season Pass discount
Titanfall was a good game for what it was -- a fun, but not revolutionary shooter. It didn't change gaming (or even the genre) forever, and some players abandoned it weeks after launch, turning many playlists into desola...

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Titanfall

Titanfall gets an in-game currency system, but microtransactions are out


Also, the next DLC is out on July 31
Jul 24
// Chris Carter
Titanfall is getting a currency system in the form of the "Black Market," which allows you to buy and sell burn cards and insignia. The system is very simple -- if you don't like your burn cards and participate in normal...
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Titanfall

Respawn shows off Titanfall's upcoming Dig Site DLC map


It looks...meh
Jul 16
// Chris Carter
Over at the official Titanfall site, developer Respawn Entertainment has given us a look at Dig Site -- one of the three maps in the upcoming Frontier's Edge DLC pack. It's a mining site over "subtle" elevated terrain, w...
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Titanfall DLC 2

Edge! Titanfall's second DLC, Frontier's Edge, doesn't have a release date


Three maps and no release date
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
Seriously, why announce a $10 DLC pack that's just three maps, and we can't even get a release date? Lame. "Today, we would like to announce Frontier’s Edge, the second DLC pack for Titanfall. Pushing the battle to the ...
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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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Origin

Origin is doing Steam's 'free-to-play' weekend program now


Starting with Titanfall on PC
Jun 20
// Chris Carter
You know how Steam has been running its "free weekend" program for ages, where you could play a (typically) big release over the course of a few days without paying? Well EA's Origin platform is adopting the same program, sta...
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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

Titanfall's 'Expedition' DLC is fun, but not entirely worth the cash


Only three maps, and one is a waste
May 15
// Chris Carter
Titanfall came, and it hasn't gone just yet. Although I didn't find it to be the be-all, end-all of FPS games as we know it, it's a fun experience that I still play from time to time alongside Call of Duty: Ghosts. The t...
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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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