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EA shows off Battlefield 4 multiplayer footage at E3, makes CoD Ghost look like old school Counter Strike
E3 2013 - During the Microsoft and EA press conferences today at the E3 Expo, game developer DICE showed off its flagship FPS, Battlefield 4, in both single player and online multiplayer modes. As one of the biggest Battlefield fans in the world I cannot express in words the excitement I am feeling for Battlefield 4.
During the Microsoft event dice showcased "Angry Sea" a stunning display of how the new Sea warfare mode in battlefield for might play out. While during the EA press conference DICE showed off a 64 person online multiplayer demo that was played by 64 actual participants on stage. Dubbed the "Siege of Shanghai" it unveiled several new dynamics to the game. Players are now able to use elevators to reach various levels of buildings, and even level entire skyscrapers for a truly destructive environment.
First EA is bringing back Battlefield Commander Mode, which is similar to the Commander mode featured in Battlefield 2, but is much more dynamic and only gives you the resources available based on your team. Possibly one of the coolest features of Commander Mode is that it can be utilized through your touchscreen mobile device such as a tablet. In my opinion this brings in an entirely new dynamic, and is the new technology needed to take the Battlefield series to the next level.
We have another live blog for you today This time we will be covering Electronic Art's press event. Get ready for all the action brought to you live over at this page. It's due to start soon, get ready for it now.
What are you expecting from EA at E3? Let us know what excites you or what you expect to see! Personally I can not wait to see more Battlefield 4 gameplay action!
Alienware teases upcoming product launches at E3, billed as an Epic Journey - Tune in tonight at 11:30 EST for live blog coverage
E3 2013 - Alienware is said to be preparing a massive product launch at this year's E3 expo and in true form, the company has launched two new teasers on YouTube to get everyone pumped up for the new systems.
The launch event will take place tonight at 11:30PM EST in downtown Los Angeles and the TweakTown crew will be hosting a live blog of the event. Just like last week's Computex Show, TweakTown is bringing you all of the latest and greatest news from the largest gaming expo in the world. Stay tuned for it all!
We have another live blog for you of Microsoft's press event. Get ready for all the action brought to you live over at this page. It's due to start soon, get ready for it now.
What are you expecting from Microsoft at E3? Let us know what excites you or what you expect to see!
We're just hours away from E3 starting but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some leaked trailer goodness now, does it? One of which is the game at the top of my most wanted list, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs.
The trailer isn't in-game footage, but it does set the pace for the game and what it is all about. It has a great feel to it, and I'm pretty sure that everything that is done in the trailer is capable of being done in the game. It truly is a no holds barred trailer, and something you need to watch right now.
While surfing Xbox Live tonight, a friend of mine noticed that Fable III is available for download for the sweet sweet price of $0.00. That's right it's 100 percent free! First released in October 2010, Fable III has sold more than 3 million copies.
For those unfamiliar with the game, the story focuses on the player character's struggle to overthrow the King of Albion by forming alliances and building support for a revolution. After a successful revolt, the player becomes the monarch and is tasked with attempting to defend Albion from a great evil.
Nintendo has decided to skip holding a press conference at E3 this year citing the rise of social media marketing. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie spoke directly to fans in a video posted on Facebook saying that "change can make people nervous."
He went on to add that "people are wondering how we can possibly share information about all our games without all the bells and whistles of an expensive press conference." He said that the company plans to promote itself on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube during E3.
The company will hold a Nintendo Direct Conference on June 11 at 7AM PT, which will be followed by a steady stream of content ranging from developer interviews, game trailers, and wrap-up videos.
The only thing we are left wondering is what is Nintendo thinking? The entire tech media world will be focused on E3, which leaves little coverage room for the slowly sinking company. Maybe that is their plan since Wii U sales are flat-lining and the company has no interesting announcements to share at the Expo.
To say EA faced launch issues with SimCity would be an understatement. In fact, when the PC version of SimCity launched in March, it was nearly unplayable, resulting in mass anger from purchasers. Many blamed the always-on, always-connected DRM and play-style. Things have calmed down in the months since launch, but the Mac version still hasn't launched.
The Mac version was actually slated to launch back in February, but it was delayed to June 11. Now that we approach the delayed launch date, EA and Maxis have again delayed the launch, this time to August. A specific day has not been provided, but they did note that they want to make sure the experience is great:
Today we are announcing that we are moving the release date of the Mac version of SimCity to August. We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet. We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time.
PlayStation 3 gamers will get access to Diablo III on September 3. Blizzard has had pre-orders available for a few weeks now, but the PlayStation blog has provided us with this specific release date. Furthermore, the blog adds that they have been working on tailoring the experience to fit PlayStation.
According to the post, Diablo III will have a playable demo available on the show floor at E3. This means we should be able to go hands-on and get an impression on how well the port was done. E3 takes place next week, so stay tuned to TweakTown for your gaming news!
Are you excited for Diablo III on the PlayStation 3? Let us know in the comments.
In an exciting gaming-related piece of news, Epic Games has announced that their upcoming Unreal Engine 4 will come with support for Oculus VR's upcoming Oculus Rift VR headset. Oculus Rift is seen as a holy grail gaming device and the future of gaming. From personal experience, Oculus Rift is quite epic.
By including Oculus Rift support in Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games is making it easier for game developers to include support for the virtual reality headset. The easier it is to include, the more likely it is that developers will include support. Unreal Engine 4 will also come with support for various other middlewares:
- Audiokinetic - Wwise
- Autodesk - Autodesk Gameware
- Donya Labs - Simplygon
- Geomerics- Enlighten
- IDV - SpeedTree for Games
- Intel - Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB)
- NaturalMotion - morpheme and euphoria
- NVIDIA - PhysX and APEX
- Oculus VR - Oculus Rift
- RAD Game Tools - Bink Video and Telemetry Performance Visualizer
- RealD - RealD Developer Kit (RDK)
- Umbra Software - Umbra 3
- Xoreax - IncrediBuild-XGE