Best Weapon in Star Wars Battlefront Is…

I’ve been doing some research online about the best weapon / blaster to use in Star Wars Battlefront and the problem with most articles you come by is that they’re from the beta stages of the game. However, since the game’s full release, a lot has changed when it comes to weapon stats and how good they are and I personally believe that all those articles are outdated. Plus, after several days of in-game time, I think I’ve made up my mind regarding the best weapon in Star Wars Battlefront and I am here to share that with you.

For a long time, I was silly enough to consider that a high damage weapon is everything I need – but high damage weapons are slow and they heat up very quickly so they are pretty much useless (not to mention the fact that enemies moving all the time make everything even more difficult as you only get to shoot once, you miss and you’re toast). Therefore, the best weapon in my opinion is that weapon that first has a good rate of fire, doesn’t heat up very fast and is great for medium range fire, as that’s the range that you’re usually going to fire from in the game.

So what’s that gun? The EE-3!

It is indeed a beautiful gun that can do a lot of damage and increase your kill count like a beast. It’s not the easiest gun to get used with because of the burst fire and the fact that it could overheat quite rapidly if you don’t watch that heating meter, but in most game modes and with the right type of cards, it is a beast. Give it a chance and learn how to use it, I guarantee you will replace the all time favorite DL-44 with it.

Picking the right cards makes it a lot more useful, so the must have is Cluster Shot with the Scout Trait. The first makes the weapon a lot more lethal, while the Scout Trait helps with the cooling problem if you manage to get to level 3. Personal Shield and Bowcaster are also good choices to complete the power of this weapon.

Do things change in tight, short combat areas? Even though you can still do a pretty decent job with the EE-3 in tight areas and low range fire once you learn how to use the weapon, you might have to switch – but just for close combat game modes – to the DL-44 which is indeed a beast when it comes to close-range combat.

But still, in my opinion, the best weapon in Star Wars Battlefront is the EE-3. Let me know what do you think below and especially what loadouts you use to get the most out of your weapon!

Star Wars Battlefront: Not Finding Matches / Long Waiting Times Fix

For a while now, we get e-mails from people saying that they’re having big trouble finding matches in Star Wars Battlefront and they have to way for humongous amounts of time in order to find enough players to start the game – up to 10 minutes of waiting times on popular game modes and even longer on other game modes. I am here to help you fix the long time required to get matches in the game and the fix is extremely easy in most cases.

Apparently, all the people who have to wait these outrageous amounts of time to find a game in Star Wars Battlefront and get enough people to start a match are those who have not downloaded the DLC/update Battle of Jakku.

When you try to start a new game, even if you don’t play the Battle of Jakku, the game still tries to find people that do not have the update as probably there are some other minor changes made by it as well. However, since the Battle of Jakku is a free update, most people playing the game have it installed and the very few who still don’t have it are difficult to find – hence the really long wait times for finding matches.

So all you have to do in order to fix this problem and get lightning fast matches for your games is to install the free DLC, restart the game and enjoy it as it’s supposed to.

Also, I am sure that if future free updates are released, you should do the same: just install them in order to make sure that you get matched faster, because most people will install them ASAP and the game will try to find you matches who don’t have the said updates.

Did this fix solve your problem in Star Wars Battlefront or you still have to wait too long for the game to find matches? Let us know by commenting below!

Six Wonderful Winter Levels

It’s that beautifully chilly time of year where you can’t go anywhere without a jacket. Winter, love it or hate it there are some superb winter themed levels that have been created over the years. These levels are so cold they make you reach for the heating switch and make a cup of cocoa.

Gathered from all generations of consoles here are what I believe to be the best winter levels available today. These can be iconic levels that have stood the test of time or new additions to the winter wonderland catalog that will surely be around for years to come. There may be some cold feet, but I promise there is no need for concern. So without further ado let’s begin.

 

Hoth – Star Wars: Battlefront

Still fresh in our minds. This year EA Dice manged to recreate the universe of Star Wars in glorious HD. Regardless what you think of the actual game itself, it’s impossible to admire how the planet look. None is more mesmerizing than Hoth. The snow drenched world is a marvel to behold throwing in a battle against AT-AT Walkers rockets this encounter to a whole new level.

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Cool Cool Mountain – Super Mario 64

Ice slides, Penguin racing and red coin collecting. What’s not to like? It’s rare to find a level that excesses so much fun. Cool Cool Mountain was one of the top stand-out levels from Mario’s first 3D outing. Nearly twenty years later the level still shines just as much.

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Mountaineering – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted is known for it’s Hollywood-esque show pieces, yet Nathan Drake’s scouring of an icy mountain in Nepal is magnificent to say the least. Fondly remembered by fans of the series this “mountaineering” expedition brought something new to the series changing what the word exploration means. Horror elements were all of a sudden critical to this stage as tension rises the more you climb. The arctic chill is a new presence never fully being realised until now.  This all leading up to the impact of a moving shadow and the reveal of an ancient beast ready to tear Drake limb from limb…Tenzin the Sherpa is pretty awesome too.

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Freezeflame Galaxy – Super Mario Galaxy 

So yes this could be considered slightly cheating, but you cannot deny how beautifully tranquil this galaxy is. The combination of ice and fire creates something that had not been seen before. Skating round the molten core, Leaping through the air lets Mario twirl acrobatically showing his graceful side. One of the most stunning galaxies in the game and one of the most unexpected.

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Freezeaky Peak – Banjo-Kazooie

Christmas trees with singing lights, A fifty foot snowman, present greedy cubs and an absent father all make up this one of a kind level. Rare delivered a 3D outing still fondly remembered today, so there is no shock that Freezeaky Peak makes this list and there should be no doubt that it will continue to appear on lists like this for decades to come.

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Mario Kart: Double Dash – Sherbet Land 

What can I say, Nintendo do Winter best. Straight out of Mario Kart: Double Dash we have the the fantastically frozen Sherbet Land. Encountering Shy Guys skating on a frozen lake peppered with potholes before driving down an igloo tunnel makes this course one of the most re-playable. Oh and how could I forget the catchy soundtrack that mimics exactly what the track represents. No wonder it was revitalized for the Wii version.

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So there you have six wonderful winter levels to get your teeth into over the holiday season. What winter levels do you think are great? Leave us a comment below to tell us why. Anyway you better get inside before you catch a chill.

Happy Holidays from Vgamerz.com

 

8 Great Gaming Gifts this Christmas

Seven more sleeps until Christmas day is upon us once again. This wonderful day brings so much joy around the world. What it also brings is a lot of disappointment when gamers wake up to realise they have been gifted Devil’s Third or even the unthinkable Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5.

So, if you are still struggling to find a present for that lovable gamer in your life, then maybe these eight items will help keep them sufficed. All products below were found from myself scouting the internet combined with some personal items I have or wish to own one day. Hope this helps with your shopping woes.

Amiibo 

Any collectors or fans of Nintendo’s many IP’s would be delighted to receive a figure of their favorite character. Whether it’s Mario, Link, Pikachu, Samus, Fox or Marth, it’s very likely they’ll have a figure. Scan them into your Wii U for added content or just display them to make your friends jealous. With over 50 in the Super Smash Bros line, you may end up regretting the first one.

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Hyrule Historia

Zelda fans rejoiced once Nintendo agreed to shed some light on the infamous timeline. With Hyrule Historia, there was finally confirmation of when The Legend of Zelda games actually took place and, most importantly, in what order. For a detailed analysis on this, as well as how some of the greatest entries came about, this is a must for followers of the series.

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Milk Chocolate Games Controller 

A great stocking filler. A game controller completely made out of milk chocolate is sure to bring a smile to any sweet-tooth lovers. Slightly expensive for chocolate at around £3.99, but terrific for the presentation. Remember to brush your teeth afterwards.

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Pac-Man Ghost Light

Are you afraid of the dark? Well, fear no more as this Pac-Man ghost light will brighten up any room. With the feature to change into six different colors, this retro gift is a winner.

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Subscription to Loot Crate

The gift that keeps on giving. To keep any gamer happy all year round, how about giving them a subscription to Loot Crate? Every month, subscribers will receive a crate full of gaming goodies ranging from T-shirts to toys and every month is different. A bonus is that usually these products are exclusive to the company.

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First4Figures

For those willing to spend more than average, you could treat someone to a limited-edition figure. These statues are beautifully hand-crafted and completely unique to the industry. Including some some of the biggest franchises in gaming, you have Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Legend of Zelda and Megaman. These hot collectibles tend to not hang around very long, so if you want one you better look for announcements and pre-order dates.

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Question Block Lamp

Ever wanted to punch a lamp? Well, now you can with this Super Mario Bros inspired Question Block lamp from 8BitLit. Just like in the Mario world you punch the bottom of the block to make it light up. Perfect nostalgic fun for any gaming room.

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Latest Video Games

So, this one should be obvious, but with an array of releases like Star Wars: Battlefront, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Super Mario Maker and Fallout 4, there is plenty on offer to keep your console busy for months. Shooter fans pick Star Wars. RPG fans wanting to devote hundreds of hours; Fallout 4 is perfect for you. Love adventure? Tomb Raider is right up your street. Finally, for creators everywhere, Super Mario Maker is waiting.


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So there you have eight gaming Christmas presents. Hopefully this will help with your decision making. What do you think is a great gaming present this Christmas? Leave us a comment below to tell us why.

Merry Christmas from Vgamerz

 

Why it’s Great to be a Gamer Right Now

Christmas may still be a few weeks away, but for gamers everywhere it has certainly arrived early. Assuming you have one of the two leading consoles or PC your blessed this winter with a stunning line up of mainly third-party titles. There is so much on offer currently that it’s hard to find the time to enjoy them all.

Starting off in early September we had the mammoth 200 hour plus Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A solid outing for Snake receiving all around praise from critics and fans of the series. Then at the end of October Xbox owners finally got their hands on Master Chief’s latest adventure with Halo 5: Guardians. This time questioning the hero for his actions giving this exclusive a nice edge. Then on top of the story you have the multiplayer aspect which will merge your days into weeks making you lose track of time altogether.
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Start on November rolled around bringing plenty of presents including Bethesda’s latest entry into the Fallout series which dropped another 200 plus hour campaign into the mix. On the same date the follow up to 2013’s Tomb Raider was released for Xbox One. Two highly anticipated titles leading into the third week in November. Come the nineteenth we had EA’s Star Wars Battlefront. Whatever your opinion no one can doubt that the Star Wars universe has never looked so glorious. Planets like Hoth and Endor now look so immersive that it’s impossible not to appreciate them. With multiple updates coming in the near future, this is something we could all be playing for a crazy amount of time.

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Nintendo’s Wii U on the other hand has a tremendous library of games available for anyone purchasing the console this holiday season, however for those of us that bought the console earlier in its life cycle there is little to shout about. Yes 2016 seem’s to be growing with games but their ending to this year is nothing short of disappointing. At the start of the year we had a Zelda and Star Fox lined up, now we have a Mario Tennis and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival. Saying all this we have the much requested Super Mario Maker which can easily keep owners occupied until the new year. Creating and crafting levels until your heart contents is something that gamers have been dreaming of since the original Super Mario Bros. Now a reality its hard to put it down.

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These are just a handful of the stand out titles this winter so how is anyone suppose to enjoy all these? Normally we are treated to one or two major releases that stand apart from the crown, but this year it’s looking more like half a dozen. Unless your lucky enough to own all platforms and have the time to sink hours upon hours into all of these releases then sadly not every game can be played. This case is never-ending though as there is always another game to play. All these anticipated new games combined with every previously released title begs the question how we manage to say “I have nothing to play”. I’m not condemning others as I myself am guilty of this because when you sit down and think about it there basically an endless amount of video games to fall in love with. This is truly a gift and a curse.

Why a Single Player in Battlefront Would Have Been Spectacular

The new Battlefront is finally out. Every lucky Star Wars fan has grabbed a copy. Never before has the Star Wars universe looked so real. In beautiful high definition we have planets like Hoth, Endor and Tatooine for us to enjoy and explore. Well explore whilst avoiding heavy gun fire from the Empire. As realistic as these planets look there is a part of me that wishes I could recreate famous scenes over and over again. A single player campaign could have lifted this title from dazzling paper weight into a contender for game of the year and here’s why.

Starting off we’ll go with the obvious. Simply working off the original trilogy the whole story could have had a fresh lick of paint bringing the much loved trilogy into the twenty-first century. These new visuals could fully immerse players in the Star Wars experience. Starting off with Luke as a young lad on Tatooine you could progress through the many trials him and co go through to bring peace to the galaxy. There is not one fan who wasn’t disappointed to learn there would be no single player. An absence of this size is sadly becoming more common with developers opting for multiplayer only games, but for a timeless saga like this something magical could be made that would live on in fans hearts for years to come just as the films did in the cinematic world and will continue to do so.

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The hard work is done; This is the depressing truth. The groundwork for the premise of a single player mode is all laid out and ready to go, yet all this work was merely for an online shooter. Maybe that’s a bit harsh as the gameplay is exciting especially when you throw in X-wings and AT-AT Walkers. I just feel there was so much potential that was untouched. Some minor updates could enhance the package even more. An exploration feature where instead of having to be in a match to view the planets you could examine at your on leisure. The incredible amount of detail is so easy to miss and could be appreciated more so with this easy to add feature. Adding this at the least would give the player a little single player playtime as well as boosting up the amount of content on the game which would be welcomed all around.

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There are no fans more devoted than Star Wars. There allegiance to the films is second to none. Being one of them I know that the abillity to jump into the Millennium Falcon and go head to head with the Empire is something dreams are made of. Now that we have a version of this, it doesn’t feel as grand when you have a ten year old shouting profanities at you every second. I would much prefer a single player game with no multiplayer at all then the latter however I can appreciate what EA have made. In my mind they just could have done something different that would be that Star Wars game we have always wanted.

There is no doubt that the Star Wars universe has never looked greater. The developers at EA Dice have done a stupendous job creating this labor of love however for the credentials of this video game to reach true height a single player aspect is a must. You want it, I want it but for the time being this is nothing but a pipe dream. At least the Battle of Hoth is pretty cool.

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What do you think of Star Wars: Battlefront? Does the game need a single player campaign? Leave us a comment below to tell us why

 

Best New Games Coming Out in November 2015

Call of duty: Black Ops III

November 2015 is really going to be a hot month for the video game industry. There aren’t that many new games being released but the grand majority of the ones coming out are almost all part of big popular series. Check out the best new games coming out this month.

 

Best Games - Anno 22056. Anno 2205 (PC)

The sixth game of the Anno series is here with the Anno 2205, a futuristic city-building game with real-time strategy and economical simulation elements. The gameplay is quite similar to SimCity and as obvious, the whole objective is to build as much as possible but in a wise way. Besides building houses, players must produce goods and other utility buildings too in order to maintain an economical stability. Buildings can also be upgraded to improve their efficiency. On the other hand, citizens play a key-role – if they are satisfied, they will produce more goods; if they’re unhappy, they will produce less or even abandon your city.

Initial Release Date: November 3, 2015     Genres: City-Building, Real-Time Strategy

Developer: Ubisoft Blue Byte Mainz     Publisher: Ubisoft

 

Best Games - StarCraft Legacy of the Void5. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC, MAC)

The third expansion of StarCraft II is coming by the name of Legacy of the Void, which will mainly focus on Artanis and the Protoss race. The new campaign will contain elements of diplomacy since players will have to work with different Protoss tribes and automatically making other tribes enemies and hostile. In the end, the objective is to acquire enough cohesion and unity to ensure the Protoss’ survival. As the previous stories, where Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan were the protagonists in both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm respectively, now it’s time to unveil Artanis’ faith. This expansion will conclude the StarCraft II trilogy.

Initial Release Date: November 10, 2015     Genre: Real-Time Strategy

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment     Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

 

Best Games - Rise of the Tomb Raider4. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Lara Croft is back for another extraordinary adventure on the Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second Square Enix remake of the series that started in 2013. In this new storyline, Lara will fight her way through Siberia in order to find the ancient city of Kitezh, an archaic symbol of immortality. The gameplay will be very similar to the one found in the previous game but with a more interactive environment, such as circumstantial day-night events, swimming abilities and tree climbing. There will also be an extensive crafting system that will allow players to create items by scavenging materials from plants and animals.

Initial Release Date: November 10, 2015     Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Crystal Dynamics     Publisher: Square Enix

 

Best Games - Fallout 43. Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Talking about extraordinary adventures, the Fallout series is also back with a non-linear open world and a whole new story set 200 years after the nuclear war. Fallout 4 will present a very similar gameplay to Fallout 3 but with a much more dynamic system. For example, there will be over one hundred dialogue lines and 12 companions that can be romanced. The game will also contain a layered armor and advanced crafting systems, which will offer players several hundreds of modifications and upgrades. One of the new main features of Fallout 4 is the ability to establish settlements inhabited by non-playable characters.

Initial Release Date: November 10, 2015     Genres: Action, Role Playing Game

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios     Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

 

Best Games - StarWars Battlefront2. Star Wars Battlefront (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

The eternal battle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance will be back in the new Star Wars Battlefront. With truly next-gen graphics and slightly revolutionary systems, this new remake promises the ultimate FPS experience in the multiplayer world of Star Wars. The main point of the game is to capture reinforcement tickets or command points but to do so, players must perform a variety of conquering tasks, such as taking down mobile targets, capturing posts or simply killing everyone. The general world will be interactive and it will try to balance out factions when one is losing. Also, it can acquire certain points turning them into neutral posts.

Initial Release Date: November 17, 2015     Genres: Action, Shooter

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE     Publisher: Electronic Arts

 

Best Games - Cod Black Ops 3 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is bringing forward a new promising story with loads of science, technology, robotics and apparently, tons of zombies too. While the main campaign will try to be more challenging by presenting wider level designs, the multiplayer system will introduce several new features, such as the momentum-based movement system, that allows players to perform move actions like wall running and sliding while shooting their gun. A new character system called Specialists and a more advanced customization system are also coming up to bring endless personalized print combinations to in-game weapons, including specific portions of a gun.

Initial Release Date: November 6, 2015     Genres: First-Person Shooter

Developer: Treyarch     Publisher: Activision

Star Wars Battlefront Beta – First Impressions

Yesterday (08/11/15), we heard echoing, hysterical squeals as a countless number of Star Wars fans finally finished installing the Star Wars Battlefront Beta onto their gaming systems. As it’s not due for release for another month, this was just another fantastic teaser for this highly anticipated installment to the Star Wars Battlefront game series, developed by EA (EA Digital Illusions).

The open-beta let us indulge in several aspects of Star Wars Battlefront which isn’t considerably far from it’s release date. The beta taunts fans with only two available mulitplayer maps to play, both of which assigned to a different game mode. In Drop Zone, players navigate the dusty, mountainous map, Sullust, whereas in game mode Walker Assault, players are almost able to live the events in The Empire Strikes Back as they traverse the snowy, barren landscape of Hoth. Other game modes that will become available with the full game upon release are: Supremacy, Fighter Squadron, Blast, Cargo and Droid Run. The maps that will be incorporated into these game modes, however, are not yet known. The beta also allows the player to test themselves and become familiar with game dynamics in Survival mode, available under the missions section of the main menu. As the title states the player must simply survive against the waves of enemies. The only Survival open to play with the Star Wars Battlefront Beta is Survival Tatooine however, we can see that when we are finally able to get our hands on a copy of the game we will also be able to play survival on Sullust, Endor and Hoth.

Here is some of my own gameplay on the Star Wars Battlefront Beta including some survival gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSMqKW8TKIg

”I Find Your Lack Of Faith Disturbing”

Generally speaking, going by the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, I have high hopes for the game upon its release. The multiplayer dynamics are relatively typical of EA. Furthermore, the servers run incredibly smooth and there is little trouble joining games and lobbies in which your friends are in. The character customization is simple and easy to come to terms with within a game or two. You merely earn credits after playing a game, the amount varying and dependent on how well you perform in game. Using these credits the player purchases weapons and Star Cards which then can simply be equipped to the players Hand. In addition to all of this, power-ups are littered throughout each game mode. By picking these up, the player is entitled to do any of the following dependent on what is picked up: Gain use of powerful artillery and weaponry, pilot a ship or AT (varying on your alliance) or even play as a Jedi/ Sith master. The power-ups are simply great for allowing the player to explore the different aspects of Star Wars alongside the tactical advantage it brings.

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But enough of the technical stuff. The beta has allowed us insight into how thoroughly awesome Battlefront is going to be when released. Everything about the graphics, gameplay and game content really harnesses that true Star Wars ”Feel”. As mentioned breifly before, it is almost as if you are living out the events from the films. Trudging through the snow on Hoth through blaster rifle crossfire, the accurate sound effects and typically triumphant Star Wars music, even the ships battling relentlessly above your head as you fight below, every little detail contributes to making the game feel so real and it is so well executed by EA.

On another note, the graphics are simply…WOW. The planets are incredibly accurate to those in the movies. Every bit of graphical content is perfectly designed to create the perfect atmosphere to the game. The crashed Star Destroyers and X- Wing Fighters really create the perfect battle scene. The maps are vibrant and really bring the game to life.

 

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”I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This”

During my time playing the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, the only noticeable faults I found were to do with teaming up on survival which you have the option to do locally or online. I found that, despite all means of trying, I could not team up with my friends online to play survival. Whether or not it is because you are intentionally restricted from doing so in the beta is beyond me, but regardless, it was a flaw I noticed. The other possible flaw I noticed was perhaps that the power-ups were a little over-powered. I understand that this is subjective, but I found that a relatively common pick-up on Hoth was the AT-Walker power-up. 45 seconds on each of the occasions I picked it up was enough to secure myself at least 20 kills. It makes the Walker Assault on Hoth incredibly difficult when playing as the rebels especially.

”May The Force Be With You”

All in all, I found the Star Wars Battlefront Beta a lovely insight into how fantastically popular Star Wars Battlefront is going to be when released next month. EA has cleverly incorporated every aspect of Star Wars and combined with its commendable multiplayer, Star Wars Battlefront does the series justice, satisfying ongoing Star Wars fans, fans of the game series and also possessing potential to earn itself a mass of new fans. The game dynamics are simple and easy to come to terms with and collectively I think it will be giving the Black Ops 3 multiplayer a run for its money upon release. I just hope that the majority of the Star Wars fanbase doesn’t keel over in depression when the Beta is over.

 

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6 Games To Get Excited For This Autumn/Winter

You may be thinking 2015 is coming to an end so we should start looking to the future. 2016 is edging closer and there seems to be promising possibilities with a New Zelda, Uncharted & Dark Souls on the horizon, nevertheless there is nothing to fear as the remainder of 2015 has some fantastic titles lined up; Possibly the strongest for years.  So what should I play? Yes there are far too many games with far little time to explore every single one. True even one of these games could last you longer than the chilly season but really in our hearts all us gamers are greedy.

So to make things slightly easier I’ve created a list of 6 games to excited for this Autumn/Winter. Yes traditionally 5 games would have been chosen though this time I found it impossible not to include these enormous franchises. So lets get this list rolling:

Star Wars: Battlefront (Playstation 4, Xbox One & PC)

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Many feel the golden days of Star Wars Video Games are long gone. Rogue Squadron and Knights of the Old Republic are titles of a time now extinct. Then Star Wars: Battlefront was beamed out to the world. Could EA create the perfect game that every fan has long awaited for? Will my 10 year old self finally get to be amerced in an authentic Star Wars Universe? Early gameplay sure does look encouraging however I’ve had my hopes dashed before. So I’m trying to stay grounded, even with the mouth-watering premise of storming across the planet Hoth. All I know is that this galaxy has never looked so beautiful. Stunning set pieces seem to be preparing us for an experience like no other. It’s just a shame about the absence of single player…

 

Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)

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Microsoft’s flagship franchise is already onto its fifth entry (Not including spin-offs). Master Chief is nowhere to be seen and as Spartan Locke you are given the responsibility of finding the soldier whilst also stopping a plot to destroy the entire galaxy. No pressure. Throwing Locke into the protagonist’s role gives the Halo series a fresh approach which it has been needing for a years. Being released as a beta in “The Master Chief Collection” players have had sometime to adapt to the new mechanics and therefore we can hope 343 Industries have had enough time to eradicate any bugs. The last thing anyone wants is a broken launch. Deja vu anyone?

 

Super Mario Maker (Nintendo Wii U) 

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The last major stop on the 2015 Nintendo train finishes in September with the much hyped Super Mario Maker. After years of wanting to be able to design your own Mario levels, Nintendo have opened the “fludd”gates, finally giving their seal of approval to Modders everywhere. In true Nintendo style they have gone all out, giving us access to four generations of Super Mario which includes Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World (My personal favorite) and New Super Mario Bros. Having the ability to create your own levels is awesome, but to witness what the online community can conjure up is beyond my imagination.

 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3 & Xbox 360)

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Lately Kojima and Konami have not be on the best of terms, so here’s hoping that when Snake’s latest mission drops all can be forgotten and normality will resume; Highly unlikely. Oh well at least we have the newest entry to keep us going. Arriving in early September, The Phantom Pain is set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and throws everyone favorite sleuthing hero into depths of Afghanistan right in the midst of the Soviet-Afghan war. Seeking revenge for his fallen comrades you know there are no limits for how far Snake will go to succeed.  With talented actors like Kiefer Sutherland returning and facial motion capture being installed (A first for the series) it’s no wonder why we all cant wait to jump back into Snake’s shoes.

 

Fallout 4 (Playstation 4, Xbox One & PC)

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Now this is how to announce a blockbuster of a game. After years of pining for a new entry into the Fallout franchise suddenly nonchalantly Bethesda dropped the announcement that not only have they been working on a new iteration but its complete. Want gameplay footage? Here you go. When is it out? This November! Wow talk about knocking us all out of our seats. Bethesda showed companies everywhere that revealing a game a couple of months before release gets you all around public praise. On top of this I have no doubt that business wise it will get you sales too.

Roughly taking place around the same time period as Fallout 3 the newest entry has gone all out including regions resembling Boston, Massachusetts and New England. The game unlike it’s predecessors begins on the day the bomb drops creating this post-apocalyptic world. I think its fair to say Bethesda have something special planned with this game.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One & Xbox 360)

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Remember these are games that are released this Winter. Sorry Playstation users, Microsoft have taken this one for the kill. Planned for release simultaneous with Fallout 4 the timed exclusive that every Xbox owner has been waiting for comes Rise of the Tomb Raider. Following on from the events of 2013’s widely praised “Tomb Raider”, Lara’s continued search of the supernatural leads her to Siberia to try and uncover the truth. Keeping in the same strong style the series adapted, footage was one of the highlights of E3. It’s no wonder why as the glorious world Lara is uncovering only becomes more picturesque at every turn. Can it top the original though?

So there you have it my top 6 games to get excited for this Autumn/Winter. From the planet Hoth to the apocalyptic land of Boston, Winter sure does have vast collection of titles lined up. What will you be playing this season? Leave us a comment below to tell us.

Star Wars Battlefront Vehicle Spawning Mechanic, Flying the Y-Wing and More Revealed

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EA’s DICE highly anticipated Star Wars game, Star Wars Battlefront, had some details that people still wanted to know and EA has answered some of the community questions on their blog especially ones concerning the vehicle spawning mechanic, if the Y-wing will be player controlled or not and if the PC version of the game will feature split-screen.

Also the single player part of Star Wars Battlefront won’t affect your multiplayer progress so no matter how much you play single player, your multiplayer career experience won’t increase but it will grant you credit to buy unlocks.

Q. How do vehicles spawn in Walker Assault?

A: In Walker Assault, vehicles are tied to the power up system. When you find a vehicle power up on the map, you will need to activate it, which immediately spawns you inside the vehicle.

Vehicle power ups specifically must be used within a certain amount of time. This is a design decision to allow more equal distribution of the vehicle power ups amongst all players.

Q. Can I fly the Y-wing?

A: Y-wings are non-player controlled vehicles.  They are a support vehicle that you can call into battle within certain game modes.

Q. Is Split-screen available on PC?

A: Split-screen will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.

Q. Does experience within Missions apply to Multiplayer progression?

A: Playing Missions does not grant you multiplayer career experience, but it does provide you with credit rewards you can spend on buying unlocks.

Being unable to actually fly the Y-wing is an actual bummer but I think it’s still a great feature to call them during the battle and see them come and rain fire on your enemies.

Star Wars Battlefront will launch November 17 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.