Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

Lockout being reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One) Lockout Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has announced that Lockout will join Halo 2 multiplayer maps Ascension, Coagulation, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar in being reimagined for the upcoming compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of Halo 2’s lead designers, described some of the changes to the three-level map: “most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies.” Lockout will also be one of the levels playable at the Xbox Booth (#412, #422, #432) at PAX Prime. 343 Industries will be hosting a number of events at PAX, including a signing, a panel, and a weekend-long tournament, details of which can be found below. Gamers not attending can check out a livestream of the events at the Halo Twitch channel.

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Convention, Xbox One News

Metro Redux brings updated 2033, Last Light to console and PC

Metro Redux (PC, PS4, Xbox One) June Screenshots - Screenshot 3

Metro returns today with the enhanced next-genified re-release Metro Redux. The $49.99 bundle includes Metro 2033, its sequel Metro: Last Light, and all DLC released for both titles for PS4 and Xbox One. Each is also available separately via download for $24.99. Both games have been enhanced with new animations, new voice overs, refined combat mechanics, and improved enemy AI. Ranger Mode is also available in both games as is the option to select two different play styles, the action-heavy Spartan mode and resource-restricted Survival mode.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Battle wages across Venus and Mars in new Destiny videos

A new gameplay trailer, titled Venus, has been released for Destiny. At around a minute and a half, the footage features a trio exploring and battling around the overgrown surface and underground compounds as well as through ruined cities. A similarly themed trailer for Mars has also been posted below, which follows another group making their way around the red planet. And in case you missed it, a multiplayer trailer was released last week.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Destiny gets new trailer, now GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP

Bungie has announced that Destiny has broken GameStop’s record for the most pre-orders of a new property. This follows the previous update that over 4.5 million unique players took part in trying out the game during its recent open-beta phase. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new multiplayer trailer, which is also being used to celebrate the commencement of gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Nemesis launches for 360, Xbox One

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Nemesis Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nemesis, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, is now live for 360 and Xbox One. The $14.99 download includes four multiplayer maps as well as the final entry in the Extinction storyline, Exodus. The maps (Dynasty, Goldrush, Showtime, and Subzero), detailed below, range from small to medium in size and each include their own unique Field Orders. Exodus features different escape paths for a more dynamic last act, plus new weapons to craft and a new Ancestors enemy type.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Ghosts to round out DLC run with Nemesis this August

Activision has announced the final download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Nemesis. The drop will include four multiplayer maps as well as the final entry in the Extinction storyline, Exodus. The maps (Dynasty, Goldrush, Showtime, and Subzero) are each detailed below, but the batch ranges from small to medium in size and include their own unique Field Orders. Exodus opens up the Extinction mode some with different paths to take during the episode’s final escape, plus new weapons to craft and a new enemy type, the Ancestors.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Frontier’s Edge goes live for PC, Xbox One versions of Titanfall

Titanfall (360, PC, Xbox One) Frontiers Edge PC and Xbox One Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Frontier’s Edge, the latest map pack for Titanfall, is now available for PC and Xbox One. The $9.99 download includes three new maps: Dig, Export, and Haven. Dig features a series of narrow paths, surrounded by steep rock walls, that connect a network of processing plants; Export is set on the side of a mountain and focuses on close combat; and Haven centers on a beach resort built on the edge of a large crater lake.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

Destiny beta breaks records, logs over 4.5 million players

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) E3 2013 Media Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has released details about the recent beta for Bungie’s upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The beta period kicked off on July 16 and closed on Sunday, and in the intervening period, the game logged over 4,638,937 unique players. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the program marked “the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date.” Bungie COO Pete Parsons added that they “cannot thank the community enough” and that “the response was humbling.”

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare storyline detailed in new trailer

A new trailer has launched for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The three-minute-long Campaign Story Trailer follows the events that lead up to the game, which revolves around a massive terrorist attack on nuclear facilities across the globe. As nations struggles to rebuild, a private military contractor takes the lead and begins to emerge as the sole superpower. Expect to see a lot of sci-fi-styled armament and fast-paced action. Some new screenshots were also released and have been posted below.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

QuakeCon 2014 sales announced on Steam, Bethesda Store, more

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has announced an ongoing sale as part of the QuakeCon 2014 celebrations. Discounts are available on games, gear, and art across Bethesda’s own online store as well as Amazon, Steam, Xbox Live, and other outlets. The breakdown of who is offering what, including art, hoodies, series packs, and more, is available below.

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