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Gather Your Crew, Board The Enemy, And Prepare For Galaxy Heist

Indie studio, Space Bear Development is currently developing their breakout release Galaxy Heist. They’re promising to deliver a truly unique gaming experience, combining open world space exploration with first person shooter combat.
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Evolve Review – How much should you pay?


Well it finally dropped. That’s right Evolve is available to the masses. Now that we’ve had some time with it here is my opinion on the game.
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Battlefield Hardline: the multiplayer beta

The Battlefield franchise has been one of the most successful FPS game franchises thus far. They’ve captured their share of the market and have gained a faithful following over the years.

Despite the legions of fans that Battlefield has garnered, there has been a dark cloud looming over EA ever since the release of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 was released in 2013 to critical acclaim, widely applauded by critics for it’s advancements in multiplayer gaming. However the game very quickly became known, by the fans, as being one of the most glitched games upon release. Not only have gamers not forgotten the pain that was experienced in the months surrounding its release, but this is also the driving factor behind any concerns surrounding the release of Hardline.

With that being said, I’ve been looking forward to Hardline ever since it was announced. Not because I’m one of those faithful Battlefield fans, but because I love the idea of grounding the franchise in a more tangible/ relatable setting. I may not be able to identify with the soldier taking fire on the battlefield, but I can certainly relate to the cops & robbers point of view. The Hardline multiplayer beta was released on February 3rd and feels very much like Battlefield 4. That isn’t a bad thing by any means, as mentioned this is the feature that garnered so much of the critical acclaim. If you’re a fan of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer, you’ll love this aspect of Hardline without question.

My Opinions
Personally I would love to see the overall size of the maps increase for all modes, allowing for more variability in driving patterns and distance. I would also like to see more alleyways, building/ rooftop access points, and escape options while on foot in downtown to further enhance the options and decision making.

I believe Hotwire should be less focused on the duration in which the specific vehicles are under your control and more focused on getting those cars to drop points. This would increase the need for teamwork, if you intend on having a vehicle after reaching the drop point. But this would also make for more of an interesting gameplay challenge, instead of feeling like a game of tag.

There should also be more depth to the interior of the bank in Heist. It feels like the bank setting is too superficial, there aren’t enough points within the building to provide enough variability in terms of access and escape. In all honesty, I’ve played this mode the least so I may be off base. But that was my impression from the time spent.

As far as Control, I thought this mode was pretty darn close to perfect. Once the control points had been taken, they were a challenge for any lone gunmen to try an take the back. This mode encouraged teamwork and I loved it, even if I died a lot.

Let me know what you think in the comments below…

Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Dates Confirmed

EA has confirmed the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta will debut on Tuesday, February 3rd and will conclude on Sunday, February 8th. This may be a short window of opportunity to get in on the action, but you definitely won’t want to miss out on this unique Battlefield experience. This is the closest we’re going to get to full game, until March 17th when the full game drops.

The open beta will feature 3 distinct multiplayer maps and modes, which I’ve detailed below…

Maps

Downtown: Maneuver your way around this densely populated urban landscape, this map is supported by the hot wire mode.

Dust Bowl: This is a desert town that is known for its massive drug trafficking problem, this will support both the hot wire and conquest modes.

Bank Job: Focuses on a bank under siege, this will be supported by the heist mode.

Modes

Hot wire: This promises to be the fastest Battlefield mode, ever. A crew works together to steal a specific list of marked cars, while the cops attempt to repo them.

Conquest: Up to 64 players can settle the score and battle it out…

Heist: A band of criminals siege the bank in an attempt to crack the vault and get away with the cash, while the cops do whatever it takes to put an end to the siege.

In addition to the modes mentioned above, there will also be the introduction of Hacker mode. This allows one member of each team to tap into the surveillance cameras and run tactical point guiding their team to victory.

The open beta will be available on PC (via origin), PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.