GAMING: Titanfall 2 BECOME ONE PILOT AND TITAN…

GAMING: Titanfall 2

 

 

BECOME ONE PILOT AND TITAN…

Bigger weapons make better friends in Titanfall 2, the epic follow-up to the genre-redefining Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment gives you the most advanced titan technology in its new, expansive single player campaign and multiplayer experience. Combine and conquer with new titans and pilots, deadlier weapons, and feature-rich customization and progression system that helps you and your titan flow as one unstoppable killing force.

Unite and destroy. Become One.

 

 

Single Player:

An Action Adventure Experience:

As an infantryman trapped behind enemy lines, you must develop your skills under fire to become a full-fledged Pilot, fighting as one with your Titan.

 

  • JACK COOPER

    Due to the radically skewed population and wealth distribution on Earth Jack Cooper’s family relocated to the Frontier in search of a better life when he was an infant. The rural Frontier community they inhabited was subjected to harassment and exploitation by IMC garrisons. As the IMC continued to disrupt the livelihoods of the people in his home system, Cooper volunteered as a Militia Rifleman 3rd Class to free the Frontier from the oppression of the IMC.

  • BT-7274

    BT-7274 is a Vanguard-class Titan, the first to be designed by the Militia. A Vanguard-class Titan must obey three protocols:
    Protocol 1: Link to Pilot
    Protocol 2: Uphold the Mission
    Protocol 3: Protect the Pilot
    While the IMC considers its Titans and Pilots to be interchangeable and disposable, the Militia views each of its new Vanguard Pilot-Titan units as a long-term investment. As a result, an experienced Vanguard Titan-Pilot team is far more flexible and deadlier than any single IMC Titan and Pilot on the Frontier.

  • TAI LASTIMOSA

    Captain Tai Lastimosa grew up on the Frontier planet of Harmony long before it became the headquarters for the Militia. One of the first veteran Pilots to serve in the newly formed elite Militia unit, the Special Recon Squadron (SRS), Lastimosa tested the earliest prototypes of the Vanguard-class Titan. He was neural linked to BT-7274 roughly three years prior to Operation Broadsword.

  • SARAH BRIGGS

    As a child, Commander Sarah Briggs lost several family members to incidents in which the IMC displaced Frontier citizens by force. As a result, she vowed to take revenge on the IMC refusing to rest until the enemy is wiped from the Frontier. Sarah commands one of the Militia’s elite combat unit, the SRS: the Marauder Corps.

  • KUBEN BLISK

    Kuben Blisk is a South African mercenary currently employed by the IMC’s ARES Division. His unit, the Apex Predators, provides “customized security solutions” for the IMC’s operations on Typhon.

  • GENERAL MARDER

    A high ranking officer within the IMC’s military research division, General Marder oversees the operations on Typhon. He sees the Militia as a shortsighted, angry mob blocking humanity’s progress on the Frontier – a nuisance to be eliminated. Employing high quality mercenaries to bolster his allocation of IMC forces, Marder’s ARES Division seeks “emergent technologies” to decisively resolve the Frontier War in favor of the IMC.

 

 

Multiplayer:

Featuring six all new Titans, a host of deadly new technology, and expanded Pilot abilities, Titanfall 2 is an adrenaline-fueled multiplayer experience that continues the Titanfall legacy of elevating the shooter genre.

Towering over anything that stands in their path, Titans are lethal weapons wrapped in armor and designed to take a punch…or a sword…or a rocket.

 

 

GAMING | Battlefield 1: A Word from Senior Producer Aleksander Grøndal

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A Word from Senior Producer Aleksander Grøndal

 

As Battlefield 1 is rolling out worldwide, I’m looking back on a journey that started with a daring pitch from the team here at DICE. Fast forward a few years, and it’s almost surreal to see you getting your hands on the final result, facing the dawn of all-out war with the rest of the community.

With Battlefield 1, we wanted to create a fresh new take on the franchise, keeping that classic and unmistakable flavor that is Battlefield intact. It was a gamble. We knew that. 

But with such a unique game setting like the Great War, many unique gameplay options came with it. Judging from your reactions (not to mention how much fun we’ve had with the game ourselves) I dare say the gamble has paid off.

Nothing fills me more with joy than hearing your stories from the game – how you won that dog fight, found that weapon pickup, or turned that round of Conquest around at the last minute. I look forward to many more stories of that kind.

See you on the battlefield!

 

 

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We’re knee deep in the trenches playing this wonderfully created masterpiece! We love it! From the detailing of every weapon to the way you’re educated on the basic skills and controls of the game. EA brought together the best to create something very special.

Already a classic in the making. Easy 9/10 score.

 

9-stars

 

 

 

Game Review | EA Sports FIFA 17

Game Review | EA Sports FIFA 17

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Following the rise of 17-year-old wonderkid Alex Hunter, it takes you through the first year of a Premier League career, including weekly training and a full slate of fixtures, and is far more enjoyable than it has any right to be. Select Manchester United and you compete with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a first-team spot! Good luck with that! West Ham’s Reece Oxford was involved as a consultant. It offers a real insight into the actual reality of a professional footballer. These details is exactly why so many people love EA Sports games!

EA has positioned The Journey as an experience never before offered in football games, and correctly so; it’s one that football fans both casual and committed should find satisfying and unexpectedly insightful.

 

 

If The Journey has been EA’s off-pitch focus, on the field of play it’s the Frostbite engine that the publisher has trumpeted loudest. Surprisingly, however, incorporating the tech which underpins Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront only changes Fifa from a visual standpoint.

 

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15 of the 20 Premier League bosses have been scanned and included here, the accurately modelled is scarily accurate!

For better or worse, there’s also been some tinkering under the hood. Passing feels quicker, although not necessarily sharper, and this year’s batch of digital maestros seem more prone to fumbling the ball under pressure.

It’s clear EA has gone the extra mile to immerse players in the world of football – the studio even gets real-world stars like Marco Reus and Harry Kane to voice their digital input – but in doing so they’ve ensured that The Journey is the start of something special. I can’t wait to see where it goes next year.

With some annoying flaws such as the new penalty kick issues, FIFA17 seems to have taken on a new journey and The Journey of Alex Hunter is exactly what new and old FIFA fans are looking for.

Excitment is already brewing as to what lies in store for the next gen. of the EA Sports FIFA football game!

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Our Rating: 8/10 (A slightly new direction by EA, enhanced by The Journey storyline. Very solid game.)

8-stars

 

 

 

Game Review | EA Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Game Review | EA Mirror’s Edge Catalyst 

 

 

Following the recent launch of Mirror’s EdgeCatalyst we decided to give it a go! Available as a digital download on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC,  and PlayStation 4 and all good/bad gaming retail stores!

Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released: June, 2016
£$€: €59.99

The game invites you to step into the shoes of Faith – a self-assured Runner thrown into a struggle against the oppressive Conglomerate in the city of Glass. Explore Glass from the beautifully lit rooftops to the dark and gritty tunnels below. Run free in the city districts with Faith at the centre of it all. Through the first-person perspective, use your fluid movement and combat skills to master the environment and become the catalyst of change. Sounds complex, right?!

 

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Faith has been away for nearly eight years in the development, and while this continuation doesn’t feel as fresh or innovative as the original, there’s still a lot to love about this futuristic adventure.  Despite her run-in with the law, once she’s back on the streets she’s ready to run again and links up with some old friends and develops an instant friendly rivalry of sorts with a young up-and-comer. Of course, a job goes awry, and Faith finds herself embroiled in a fight against the city’s powerful conglomerate and sees her past come back to haunt her.

 

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst producer, Amo Mostofi

“We are excited to see players explore the city of Glass and experience the thrilling adventure we’ve crafted for the last few years,

Players will also get a competitive experience through the Social Play features and the online challenges coming from our team and from the community. They’ll also be able to keep an eye on the city and their friends’ performances through The Beat, available on Mirrorsedge.com or as a companion app on mobile devices.”

 

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is now offered in as an open world platform. Rather than being dropped at a starting point and tasked with getting to point A,B or C, players have more freedom in how they approach the game. There’s a large city to explore. Fortunately, Catalyst’s massive open-world has enough distractions to make you overlook many of the game’s faults. However, this quickly wears a little thin when your mind focuses back on the actual game and not free running around roof tops!

Travelling between districts feels pretty cool, thanks to the way DICE create player movement through visual effects and sound design. Bolting through the city at an unbroken full speed!

Along with the main story, there are several side stories/quests to achieve, as well as tower climbing challenges! Which look and feel quite similar to another climbing block-buster game!!

 

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In conclusion; Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a step up and definitely going open world was the most natural step in the right direction. However, it does become a tad bit boring after continued play and with all it’s impressive visual effects, it’s not enough to continue…

Rating: 6.5/10 (exciting at first; but ran out of steam far too quickly!)stars

 

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 | The Journey


EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 | 
The Journey

 

When EA Sports joined forces with Frostbite everyone knew things were about to become very different in the world of sports gaming!

 

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“Frostbite unlocks a whole new world of possibilities for the FIFA franchise and its fans,” said David Rutter, VP and Executive Producer. “We have never been as excited as we are today about the future of football and the experiences we are going to deliver in FIFA 17.”

 

One of the said “unlocks” is The Journey!

For the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play on any club in the Premier league, for authentic managers and alongside some of the best players on the planet. Experience brand new worlds in FIFA 17, all while navigating your way through the emotional highs and lows of The Journey.

 

INTRODUCING ALEX HUNTER

 

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A touted prospect, Alex Hunter is on a journey to make his mark in the Premier League. Emerging as one of the best young prospects in the academy, the expectations are high and the opportunity is there for Alex to perform on the world’s biggest stage. Will you deliver?

 

 

YOUR PERFORMANCE. YOUR DECISIONS. YOUR UNIQUE STORY.

In The Journey, Alex Hunter’s Premier League career is impacted by your performance on the pitch, and the decisions you make off of it. Make critical decisions throughout the game that will change what happens next and how other characters react to you. Will you put your team first before your own success? The choice is yours.

 

 

The Journey will pull you through a true-to-life experience in the Premier League. It’s a cinematic world informed and influenced by real players, personalities, locations, and events that take you places you’ve never been and bring you experiences only available in FIFA 17.

 

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FIFA competitiors will not be happy! The game has changed and EA Sports are running the show!

 

… more to follow!

 

Gaming: EA ANNOUNCES BATTLEFIELD 1

EA ANNOUNCES BATTLEFIELD 1

 

 

Experience the Dawn of All-Out War, with 64 Player Multiplayer, Across the Globe, Only in Battlefield 1.

 

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DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, have announced Battlefield™ 1. Only in Battlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.  Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

 

Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.

 

In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.

 

“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefield moments,“  said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”

 

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1 takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.

 

Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

 

 

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Conan O’Brien vs Conor McGregor in UFC 2! What could go wrong!

 Conan O’Brien vs Conor McGregor in UFC 2! What could go wrong!

 

 

We’re huge fans of Team McGregor here at BootAdvisor and being Irish, we’ve a lot of love for Mr. Conan O’Brien! Perfect match? Put them in the virtual cage and see what happens!

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 is due for release on St. Patrick’s Day! (17th March for all non-Irish loving followers!)

 

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 innovates with stunning character likeness and animation, adds an all new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features, and invites all fighters to step back into the Octagon™ to experience the thrill of finishing the fight. From the walkout to the knockout, EA SPORTS UFC 2 delivers a deep, authentic, and exciting experience.

 

 

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For more information head on over to EA SPORTS UFC 2

Star Wars Battlefront™ – Battle of Jakku: Live from London

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ – Battle of Jakku: Live from London is taking place today, and will include the world premiere of The Battle of Jakku gameplay live streamed on Twitch.

 

 

 

Among the 40 player set up at Star Wars Battefront – Battle of Jakku: Live from London will be Ali-A, Vikkstar123 and JackFrags who will do battle on two maps set on Jakku as well as the debut of a new mode, Turning Point, a vast Star Wars Battlefront game mode for 40 players

 

The Battle of Jakku was created through a collaboration between DICE and Lucasfilm and takes place 29 years before Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor – the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet.

 

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EA SPORTS FIFA 16 NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS THE WORLD

REJOICE!  IT’S  FINALLY  ARRIVED!

 

EA Sports have been teasing the entire FIFA family with months of teaser! But the day of reckoning has arrived!

 

The postman can finally relax after all the pressure!

   

“It has been incredible to see the number of fans already engaging in and enjoying FIFA 16 through EA Access and our preseason demo,” Nick Channon – Senior Producer of EA SPORTS FIFA

 

EA today announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16, winner of the E3 2015 Game Critics Best Sports Game award, is now available in retail stores and as a digital download worldwide! A record 6.4 million fans have downloaded the FIFA 16 demo in the ten days since it became available. Fans playing the full version of FIFA 16 through the Play First Trials on EA Access! Big excitement surrounded the newly added feature: Women’s National Teams, with the United States Women’s National Team ranking in the top ten most selected clubs or national teams. FIFA Ultimate Team™ Draft, a brand new way to play the franchise’s most popular mode, has also been a fan favourite, with more than 13 million matches played throughout the demo and EA Access combined.  

Who’s excited?!

 

Alex Morgan is pretty excited!!

ITS FINALLY OUT!!!!!! #fifa16 @easportsfifa A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on

 

FIFA 16 delivers a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets fans play their way, and compete at a higher level. With innovative gameplay features, FIFA 16 brings Confidence in Defending, Control in the Midfield, and gives players the tools to create more Moments of Magic than ever before. FIFA Ultimate Team, the game’s most popular mode, introduces FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, a brand new way for fans to test their team building skills and compete with some of the best football players in the world. And this season, Career Mode adds two features most requested by fans: Pre-season Tournaments and Player Training that ensure an even deeper and more authentic career whether fans play as a manager or a pro. Many a month will be thrashed out on the virtual playing field! Keep up!

 

THANK YOU EA SPORTS!

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PLAYMAKERS UNITE FOR THE RETURN OF MADDEN SEASON

PLAYMAKERS UNITE FOR THE RETURN OF MADDEN SEASON

Dave Franco, Rob Gronkowski, Rex Ryan and More Take on a New Rival in Madden: The Movie

 

EA Sports is calling on a new team of playmakers to thwart a rival and usher in the return of Madden Season. Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse must assemble a heroic squad of playmakers including Antonio Brown (Sticky Bun), Rob Gronkowski (Half Top), Julio Jones (Trick Montalban), as well as Coach Rex Ryan (Little Pepper) and introducing Colin Kaepernick in a very special role. It’s a story so epic, it can only be Madden Season.

 

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Madden: The Movie celebrates the return of Madden Season with an over-the-top action movie trailer that is sure to get fans fired up for the launch of Madden NFL 16. This year’s game is all about being a playmaker both on and off the field, with new features in the passing game as well as the brand-new Draft Champions mode. Madden Season serves as the unofficial kickoff to the NFL season, and a time when friends become frenemies, rivalries are in full swing and football is back.

 

Madden NFL 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft,  PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system on August 27, 2015.