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Tom Clancy's 'The Division' is shaping up beautifully as an open-world MMO next-gen title

This is something that has just popped up onto my radar and has instantly gone right into the 'top 10 games that I want to play' list for next-gen consoles. Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft are joining forces with Tom Clancy for The Division, which will be released on both the Xbox One and PS4.

 

 

The Division is set in New York, three weeks after a global pandemic begins on Black Friday. Players within the game take on a role of 'The Division', which is a group of "self-supported tactical agents". The gameplay video, above, should have you convinced enough that this is something to look forward to. The Division comes out in 2014.

 

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Let's dissect the trailer, shall we? I'm loving the assistance from the drones, the realism (as he moves past the police car, he shuts the door to get past it while continuing to be within cover, the ultra detail within the game world itself, the team work seems great, but the one thing I'm not loving is the frame rate. This is some early work here, as it's coming out next year, but I'm hoping for 1080p at 60 FPS locked on these next-gen titles.

TweakTown Live Blog - Sony's E3 Press Conference (starting soon)

We have yet another live blog for you today! This time we will be covering Sony's press event at E3. 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.

 

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What are you expecting from Sony at E3? Let us know what excites you or what you expect to see! Personally I am hoping to see some images, demos, or something of the actual PS4 hardware.

Mirror's Edge to return via next-gen consoles and Electronic Arts

Millions of gamers all over the world today, got the news they have long been hoping for. The cult classic Mirror's Edge is getting reboot thanks to game developer DICE. When first released in 2008 Mirror's edge took off like a wild fire and the game's heroine "Faith" instantly became a videogame icon.

 

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The new Mirror's Edge refreshes the series for the next generation with advanced visuals and an all-new origin story for Faith. Powered by DICE's proprietary Frostbiteā„¢ technology, the game will be heading to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4, and PC.

 

 

"We introduced Mirror's Edge and Faith to gamers five years ago, and we've waited for the right moment to reunite them," said Sara Jansson, Senior Producer, DICE. "Thanks to the Frostbite engine and a new generation of platforms, we are now able to deliver a richer world that players will be able to explore with a new level of freedom in both movement and action."

EA and Victory Games says a new Command & Conquer is on the way

E3 2013 - A new Command & Conquer game was announced today at EA's E3 press conference. The new game titled simply Command and Conquer, the new game is raising the bar for Real-Time Strategy games across the gaming world by delivering intensive immersion and stunning visuals. Victory Games is dedicated to letting players control more - more Generals, more strategy and more direct feedback in the game. Command & Conquer will launch in 2013 as a free, live service.

 

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"The community has always been and will continue to be paramount to the success of Command & Conquer," said Jon Van Caneghem, General Manager of Victory Games, EA. "Being a live platform, we have the freedom to be responsive and to deliver content that our players care about at launch and beyond. As developers, this sort of direct and evolving relationship with our audience is incredibly exciting and we can't wait to hear what players think about this new Command & Conquer experience."

 

 

The new Command & Conquer will mark a return to the core game play that put the series on the map. In addition to strategic, fast-paced, high action, Command & Conquer also introduces a large variety of Generals, which gives each commander the freedom to conquer on their own terms. Players will be in full command of the battlefield as they take control of dozens of unique Generals across three varied factio

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EA Sports shows off new UFC game powered by EA IGNITE technology

E3 2013 - Today EA Sports General Manager, Dean Richards, took the stage alongside UFC President, Dana White, to unveil the long anticipated EA Sports UFC for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Like most of the other sports games announced today, EA's IGNITE engine ensures the game will pack one hell of a punch.

 

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"We are very excited to deliver the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved," said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. "With a talented and experienced team at the helm, and powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE, we've created a gameplay feature set for EA SPORTS UFC where every fighter, every strike, every takedown and submission will bring you inside the Octagon like no game ever has before."

 

 

"I couldn't be more excited about the work that the team at EA SPORTS has done on the upcoming UFC game," said Dana White, President, UFC. "It's been a great partnership and even though it is still early in development, the game looks amazing. It will be groundbreaking! Fans of all combat sports will love it and have a lot to look forward to in the spring of 2014."

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EA and Dreamworks team up to create Need for Speed the Movie

E3 2013 - During today's EA press conference actor Aaron Paul took the stage to announce a movie created around the popular Need for Speed gaming series. The movie is the brainchild of a partnership between Electronic Arts and DreamWorks Studios and has been dubbed Need for Speed the Movie which will hit theaters next spring.

 

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The movie unveil was part of a larger announcement in which EA showed off Need for Speed Rivals, a game which glorifies the heat of competition in the legendary rivalry of cops and racers. Gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences.

 

 

This time, the stakes are at their highest as racers put their Speed Points on the line and risk losing them all if busted. Developed on the advanced Frostbiteā„¢ 3 engine, Need for Speed Rivals also introduces the revolutionary All Drive system that erases the line between single player and multiplayer, automatically connecting gamers to their friend's racing world. Paths will cross on the open road, creating a world where no two moments will ever be the same.

FIFA 14 brings stadium and players to life on Xbox One and Playstation 4

E3 2013 - Possibly the hottest sports gaming franchise in the world right now is FIFA, and EA did not disappoint with its FIFA announcement at this afternoon's press conference at the E3 Expo. The company says that FIFA 14 will feel alive with players who think, moved and behave like world-class athletes.

 

 

 

This is all made possible through EA's IGNITE engine which is able to blend the best rendering, runtime physics, animation, intelligent, locomotion, and online systems into one powerful ecosystem to fuel the next generation of sports games.

 

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EA says that for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of the living Stadium, and experience the majesty of the world's greatest soccer theaters. Players now have four times the decision-making ability in the current generation of players in the current FIFA, which enables each player to have "Pro Instincts" which EA defines as humanlike reactions, anticipation, and instincts.

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EA announces Madden 25 at E3 press conference

E3 2013 - Electronic Arts has just announced that Madden NFL 25 will be coming to the next-generation consoles Xbox one, and PlayStation four. Madden NFL 25 is powered by EA Sports' new IGNITE engine and ushers in the next generation of sports games by delivering the smartest, most realistic, and detailed version of the game in its franchises history.

 

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"We've never been more ready for a console transition than we are right now," said Cam Weber, General Manager of American Football for EA SPORTS. "The development team is crafting the most impressive Madden NFL game we've ever made, and I'm extremely excited for fans to get their hands on it for themselves when the Xbox One and PS4 launch."

 

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Coupled with this announcement is the introduction of Adrian Peterson as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 25 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back, is a five-time Pro Bowler and the reigning NFL MVP. Last season Peterson came within 9 yards of breaking the NFL single-season rushing record set by Eric Dickerson.

 

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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.

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