Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

Even space isn’t safe in Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay launch trailer

In anticipation of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ release early next month, Activision has released a new gameplay launch trailer. (Note: there’s a surprising amount of Eminem.) In Ghosts, players follow a squad of soldiers who are on the front lines in a war against an ascending superpower as America struggles to recover from recent attacks.

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Metro: Last Light – Chronicles Pack launches for consoles, PC

Metro Last Light (360 PC PS3) Chronicles Pack DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 7

The final downloadable pack for Metro: Last Light, Chronicles Pack, has launched today for 360, PC, and PS3. The single-player pack includes three new missions that run parallel to Last Light’s story and feature characters that Artyom encountered along the way. Players will be able to see how Polis sniper Anna attempted to save Artyom from Reich forces, how Pavel broke free from the Bandit Lair under Venice, and how Khan and Ulman made it through the tunnels of Polyanka.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer details cross-platform Clans, Clan Wars

Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts revealing Clans and Clan Wars. Clans is a feature for multiplayer that allows players to group together to battle through unique playlists for special unlocks and is tied to an app to alter info and set up games. It will also be cross-platform compatible, with the exception of Nintendo’s systems, a first for the series. Clan Wars is a downloadable game that pits clans against one another to secure battlefield locations to unlock bonus items and gain additional experience.

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New corporate offices and more added in Dust 514: Uprising 1.5

Dust 514 (PS3) Uprising 1.5 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Massively multiplayer first-person shooter Dust 514 received a new update today, Uprising 1.5. CCP’s latest patch features revised tutorials, which are now designed around a reward- and task-given structure; a new Squad Finder that lists all available squads awaiting players, a brief description, and a latency indicator; new War Points; and new Corporation Roles, allowing CEOs and directors to assign additional offices to other corporation members (Accountant, Personnel Director, Terrestrial Combat Officer, and Terrestrial Logistics Officer). For more information on all of the tweaks, as well as what each new corporate position entails, check out the official blog and patch notes.

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PlayStation 3 News

Squads introduced in new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer

Activision has released a new trailer showcasing squads, teammate AI that will allow players to take part in new modes with customized squadmates. Players will be able to engage in other players and their squads competitively or team up to battle alongside one another against computer-controlled squads. Squads gain experience and level up, unlocking more options for greater customization, while the player’s experience counts towards multiplayer progress.

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First round of Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta now live for consoles, PC

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta has officially launched for 360, PC, and PS3 gamers who pre-ordered the Battlefield 3 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, are registered owners of either Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, or who are Battlefield 3 Premium members. The beta features the Siege of Shanghai map and support for two game modes, Conquest and Domination. This will also be the first time that gamers get to experience Levolution, a new feature that involves levels reacting dynamically to the ongoing action to ensure that each session is different, and earn Battlepacks, random combinations of camos, dog tags, and items.

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Destiny trailer and screens released, pre-order beta access detailed

As mentioned yesterday, Activision has released a new trailer, along with a new batch of screenshots, from Bungie’s Destiny. The trailer, titled The Moon, showcases one of the game’s locations as well as one of the four enemy races, the Hive. It was also revealed that gamers who pre-order at a participating retailer will be able to take part in an upcoming beta before the general public. The beta is scheduled to begin early next year for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One and will feature “a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game.”

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Official box art revealed for Bungie’s Destiny

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Official Box Art Announcement - Header

Activision has released the official box art for Bungie’s upcoming single- and multiplayer hybrid shooter Destiny. A new trailer is scheduled to launch tomorrow, so check back to see more in-game action.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse now available for PC, PS3

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) 360 Launch Vengeance Announcement - Screenshot 5

It’s that time, PC and PS3 Call of Duty fans: the Black Ops II Season Pass has come to an end. The last drop, Apocalypse, has launched on PSN and Steam. The finale includes four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

“… a unique take on the series that gambles heavily on replayability over a prolonged story …”

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