EA and DICE announced earlier today, that beta for Battlefield 4 opened up. You can test it out on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 through the instructions found on the Beta information/announcement page.
Once inside the beta you have a chance to try out some of the features, of course you can jump right into some multiplayer action. The game allows you to test out the Siege of Shanghai battle map, where you can see skyscrapers fall, roads crumble, retractable bollards (great for stopping enemy vehicles) and many other fun and exciting options. The Beta also does allow you some customization, although not much at the time.
If you have time to try out the Battlefield 4 Beta for a little while, it is worth checking out, some of the new features makes it fun, and it's only a taste of what can happen.
Activision and Infinity Ward released a new trailer showing off the all new Squads multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Ghosts. This new gameplay will introduce players into being able to create their own soldiers, and customize the body, head, gear, and even sex of yourself and your squad and plunge them into battle.
The all new squads mode will allow you to have at least four new multiplayer features:
- Wargame: You to team up with 5 friends against an opposing squad of bots.
- Squad v Squad: You face head to head with your squad against another player and their squad.
- Squad Assault: You and 5 friends head up against an opposing player's AI-controlled squad.
- Safeguard: You and four soldiers team up against waves of enemy combatants. Safeguard has three different settings
- Safeguard Standard: Play up to 20 waves
- Safeguard Extended: Play up to 40 waves
- Safeguard Infinite: Play in unlimited waves
Overall the addition of Squads seems like it could be a very welcome change to current the Call of Duty multiplayer features We are excited to see what other information will be released about squads, such as how you control your squad and additional features/perks of the squad system are unveiled.
The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) looks like it is going to be a promising game bringing the standard game play of the Elder Scrolls series with a MMO twist. Players will be able to choose a class for their character, but level up the weapons and armor of their choice, unlike most MMO models. TESO also seems to be adding some more changes that have never been done before in MMOs, or have been tried and failed, or cost extra money to do in any game.
TESO starts you right in the middle of a three way alliance war, fighting for control of Tamriel during the Second Era, before any previous Elder Scroll installments. The plains of Oblivion (planes of the Daedra) have exploded onto Nirn (the Mortal plane) with the help of Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement. His powers have caused the two plains to practically collide together, almost making them one plane.
In the midst of his chaos the Empire falls apart, and three factions form and begin to fight to push back Molag Bal, and to control the Empire themselves. If an alliance controls Cyrodill, their top player becomes Emperor of Tamriel. This grants the player and his alliance special abilities and perks that they can use throughout the land.
As the beta continues, more information is coming around, though the ESO website doesn't seem to provide anymore information other than the back story of the game, and alliance profiles and the alliance structure.
ESO is slated to come out on PC, MAC, PS4, and Xbox ONE
The newest minecraft update, TU12 could be coming very soon according to some recent twitters by 4J Studios. TU12 has been dubbed the "Castle Update" by many and will include a lot of new features for Minecraft fanatics.
Within the last few days 4J Studios twitter feed has had a lot of information in regards to TU12 coming soon. Bug updates are being worked on, and they are waiting on the Microsoft Certification test. Skin pack 5 will also be coming along with the TU12 update!
Anticipated updates for TU12:
- Texture pack support
- Build height changed from 128 blocks to 256 blocks
- New jungle biome
- Jungle trees
- Cocoa pods to grow on jungle trees
- Jungle trees
- New blocks
- Jungle wood
- Jungle planks
- Jungle stairs
- Chiseled stone brick
- Redstone lamps
- Slabs and stairs can be placed upside down
- Items can be placed on upside down blocks
- Corner stairs change shape
- Wither Skeleton mob head (creative only, no actual mob)
- New mobs
- Ocelot (Cat)
- Iron Golems
- Dropped Items now render in 3D
- Update to Tutorial World
Overall the update seems to add some promising features to the Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft. 4J also promises to continue the support of this edition even after the Xbox One debuts.
As of at least 2 days ago End of Nations recently changed from an MMORTSMMORTSDefinition: Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy...
to an MOBAMOBADefinition: Multiplayer online battle arena...
game. This has also thrusted the game back from Closed Beta into Alpha until further notice. This change will lose a lot of customers but will also bring some new ones in.
Alpha for the game is stated to start sometime next week supporting English only.
Feel free to visit EoN's official website or their facebook for more information.