Tag Archives: multiplayer

Discounted multiplayer-only COD Black Ops III launches on PC

Activision has taken the interesting decision to release a cut-down multiplayer-focused version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III on Steam. Called the Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Multiplayer Starter Pack, the release ditches the entirety of the single player campaign. Also gone are a handful of other …

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Over 9m people played Star Wars Battlefront beta

EA has revealed that more than 9 million gamers tried the beta for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront. Taking to EA’s Star Wars blog, senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir announced the impressive figures, which represent a record for the single largest beta in EA’s history. The beta was announced in April. …

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Bethesda ‘has concerns’ about the quality of free-to-play shooter Battlecry

It seems that things aren’t going completely as planned for Bethesda’s upcoming free-to-play third-person shooter Battlecry. After a big reveal in May of last year, the multiplayer-focused title has remained primarily out of the spotlight. There were plans for a closed beta (which eventually failed to take place) and a …

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World in Conflict server shut-off postponed

Strategy title World on Conflict has, temporarily at least, been saved from the brink. Sadly, all great things must come to an end and this is true even for World in Conflict. It is with sadness that we now inform you that all online services for World in Conflict will …

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Rockstar calls time for GTA Online on Xbox 360 and PS3, halts further updates

Nearly two years after Grand Theft Auto V’s online multiplayer was launched, the service appears to be reaching its end-of-life on the older generation of consoles. In an announcement of major changes coming to Grand Theft Auto Online on PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 15th, Rockstar said that …

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One indie’s journey to resurrect local multiplayer

In 2012, Geraldo Nascimento left his native Portugal to move to the UK in order to develop games. A life-long gamer, Nascimento started doing software consultancy work during his Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Lisbon, and realised he wanted to make games. But he says going …

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Sofa, so good: How Screencheat flies in the face of modern multiplayer

On paper, the concept for Australian developer Samurai Punk’s new multiplayer title is a simple one. Screencheat is a split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible and you have to screencheat,” explains director and artist Nicholas McDonnell. Yet, for those who didn’t grow up on a diet of Goldeneye, Timesplitters and …

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