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Star Wars Battlefront Will Have No Server Browser - Skill Based Matchmaking Only

Written by Stuart Thomas on 02 September 2015 at 14:00

The introduction of the Battlelog to Battlefield 3 was bittersweet. Once we’d got over the change, which took some getting used to, it was kind of nice that Battlefield 3 and the Battlefield games since have allowed you do other stuff while browsing or waiting for a server.

The assumption was that Star Wars Battlefront would work along the same lines, using a Battlelog-type external server browser. As it turns out, it doesn’t. In fact Star Wars Battlefront won’t be coming with a server browser at all, instead relying entirely on a skill-based matchmaking system. [More]

PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 3.0 Brings Youtube Streaming And Cloud Storage Boost

Written by Joffy S on 02 September 2015 at 12:45

Sony is rolling out the long-in-the-waiting 3.0 firmware update for PlayStation 4 soon. Members of the PS4 beta program can download the update right now. After which, barring any unforeseen problems, it will begin pushing out to everybody else.

The new update is codenamed Kenshin and it’s designed around adding plenty of additional social media and streaming functionality to the console. Chief among these is the introduction of YouTube Live, allowing users to stream gameplay footage to YouTube. The option’s also there for Twitter uploads, while you can also send friends requests to watch them play. [More]

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Grab Yourself Some Military Gaming History With The Humble Tom Clancy Bundle

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 September 2015 at 11:30

Every so often a Humble Bundle comes along that’s a little bit lovely. A big old pile of classic games you’ll throw a handful of cash at, probably never to play again. After a few duds, the latest is the Humble Tom Clancy Bundle, cramming together a plethora of Tom Clancy titles for just a dollar.

I’m just thinking back to how much I spent buying every single one of these games individually at the time and I shudder, but now you can net yourself 11 Tom Clancy games and counting for practically nothing. This includes the Rainbow Six series, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. As a cheeky bonus, Ubisoft is also throwing in access to next month’s Rainbow Six: Siege multiplayer beta if you stump up the minimum amount of cash. [More]

Assassins Creed Syndicate Trailer Treats You To A Tour Of Londons Sights

Written by Stuart Thomas on 02 September 2015 at 10:15

Victorian London’s wasn’t all dreary skylines, coal-dusted houses and filthy back- streets. In its own way it was quite a nice looking place, or at least that’s what Ubisoft would have you believe with the latest Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer. The London Horizon footage explores the sights, sounds, and dodgy Thames water smells of the nation’s capital.

It looks like the perfect playground for a spot of roof-top hopping assassinations. The trailer doesn’t show off much about how Assassin’s Creed Syndicate plays other than a spot of suicidal swan diving, so much as how it looks. There appears to be both dynamic weather systems and full day / night cycles. We’re also treated to some of the tallest buildings the series has ever seen, including a towering Big Ben. [More]

Star Wars Battlefront Beta Test To Run In October

Written by Joffy S on 01 September 2015 at 16:35

Star Wars Battlefront will be opening its gate to beta testers, EA has announced. Coming in early October, the Star Wars Battlefront beta will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. It’s a technical test featuring the Walker Assault on Hoth map which has been demoed at recent trade shows. The 40 player battles pit Rebels against the Empire in a battle for supremacy.

The beta test will also include the co-operative Survival Mission on Tatooine. Players can be joined by a buddy to help fight off waves of attacks from Imperial Forces on the sandy planet. Lastly, a brand new game mode will be getting introduced for the Star Wars Battlefront beta test, dubbed Drop Zone. [More]

Mad Max Graphics Options And Min-Max Benchmark Video On GTX 980 Ti

Written by Neil Soutter on 01 September 2015 at 15:30

Avalanche Studios has a great track record when it comes to PC gaming, but alarm bells were inevitably set off when it was announced Warner Bros would be publishing its Mad Max game. Following disastrous PC launches for Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X there was rising unrest, and attention turned to Mad Max, which launched today.

Here we’ll be taking a look at just how the PC version has been handled, as well as the first gameplay footage and preliminary benchmark tests from the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. We'll be comparing how Mad Max looks at both minimum and ultra graphics, so you know whether that extra hardware power is a necessity. It’s time to see whether Mad Max is Avalanche’s Magnum Opus, or doomed to roam the wasteland for eternity. [More]

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Out February 23, But Its Got Some Gross Pre-Order Bonuses

Written by Stuart Thomas on 01 September 2015 at 14:00

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced a release date for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, alongside the usual wealth of pre-order details. Adam Jensen’s latest cybernetic jaunt will be arriving globally on February 23rd, 2016, which is a heck of a lot sooner than we thought. It’ll be hitting PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Having already revealed the pre-order bonuses for Uncharted 4 earlier today, Square Enix has decided to totally outdo it and vomit up one of the most complex pre-order plans in gaming history. If you want to guarantee your copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ahead of launch, Square Enix is hosting a campaign to “Augment your pre-order” with all sorts of extras. Depending upon which tier the pre-orders hit, you’ll be able to choose from different bonuses “in the spirit of choice.” It’s like AAA games publishing meets Kickstarter, and it makes for some grim reading. [More]

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Graphics Options And Settings

Written by Joffy S on 01 September 2015 at 12:30

Kept you waiting, huh? After years out in the wilderness, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has finally arrived. In fact for PC gamers, it's arrived two weeks earlier than we'd anticipated. It's Hideo Kojima's final flourish with the long-running,  bona fide crazy stealth-action series and on first impressions it looks like he's going out with a bang. 

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of benchmarking MGS 5, here we're taking a look at all of the graphics options and system settings included in the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5. Thankfully we haven't been lumped with a Dark Souls-esque slapdash PC port, and it seems as if plenty of care and attention has gone into ensuring the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5 is the best one out there.  [More]

AMD And Nvidia Push Out New Drivers In Time For MGS 5 And Mad Max

Written by Joffy S on 01 September 2015 at 11:50

Both AMD and Nvidia have been busy pushing out new drivers in preparation for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max. The tempting pair of big-hitters both launch today on PC, and if you’re after tip-top performance from your rig then you’re going to want to grab your respective drivers.

Nvidia was first out the gate with its GeForce 355.82 graphics card drivers, which come with game-ready optimisations for both Mad Max and MGS V. The latter in particular has seen Konami hop into bed with Nvidia ahead of launch, offering Nvidia GameWorks features and free copies of the game with selected graphics cards. [More]

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