Battlefield 1 Official Reveal

EA officially revealed the next Battlefield game and its to be titled:  Battlefield 1! Being marketed as the "Dawn of all-out-war!" Battlefield will be set during World War 1 and featuring all the weapon/vehicles that dominated the land air and sea!  Check out the official reveal trailer down below!

 
Battlefield 1 was just announced and already you can pre-order the base or collectors editions from both GameStop or Amazon.  The collectors edition looks awesome and will include the following:
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Base Game
  • Collector’s Edition Statue (14" Tall)
  • Exclusive Steel book
  • Exclusive cloth poster
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive** DLC content
  • Exclusive patch
  • Premium packaging
The only downside that I can see so far is the Exclusive Collector's Edition is only available for the PS4 and Xbox One, leaving the PC fans with only the Standard version.  The game will be available worldwide on October 21st!
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Let us know what you think of Battlefield taking a step back in time and bringing us a WWI game?  Also let us know what you think about the collector's edition items down in the comment section below! 

Fallout: New Vegas - Choose Your Own Apocalypse?

Let's take a step back to the late 80's early 90's when books were still popular with the kids those days.  The Choose your own Adventure series as published by Bantam Books was a very popular type as it gave the reader option to essentially run the story off the specific queues and prompts it presented during your reading.  

I remember really enjoying these types of books because it would be like the story never ended, unless you found all the possible combinations of the story, even then it was more than a pick up the book and read it once story.  

Well a YouTuber channel by the name of Many A True Nerd has taken this Choose your own Adventure concept and applied it to YouTube in a video series where you choose your own Apocalypse in the Fallout New Vegas game.  A very neat idea and I am not sure why someone didn't think of it sooner.  I actually enjoyed the updated take on the concept and I wanted to share it with everyone who may have enjoyed the books back in the day or who really enjoyed playing Fallout New Vegas.  Check out the video below and enjoy!!

 

Let us know if you were successful in your first round or if it took you more than one try to complete the video mission, down in the comment section below!
 

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: Closed Beta/PC Specifications/Delays

The Mirrors Edge Catalyst Closed Beta started on April 22nd to those selected who signed up to participate. Among those, I was fortunate to be selected for the Closed Beta, and I can honestly say that Catalyst is just as fun or even more so than the original game was.

Graphics set to High/Ultra settings makes the game look surreal. I only wish that I had a VR headset to go along with the game to make it just that much more realistic. I bet anyone who is able to run a VR headset with the game will be impressed and scared out of their minds (if your afraid of heights).

EA also announced the PC specifications to run Catalyst, of which they recommended the following:

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror's Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 270x or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller


RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Hard drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller

Originally the release date for Mirror's Edge Catalyst was late in May 2016. An announcement by EA the the ME team a few days ago updated everyone with a delayed release date of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). Erik Odeladahi, Design Director, stated "That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game..."

With many games these days feeling like they were rushed and released too early, I do appreciate EA taking the time to make sure their game is a bit more polished and ready for the fans to enjoy without any issues. Event though this cannot always be guaranteed. What do you guys think about Mirror's Edge Catalyst? Will you be picking up a copy? What are your thought on the delay? Let us know in the comment section below!

Paragon: New Hero - Iggy & Scorch

Epic Games is on a roll with their new third person MOBA; Paragon! Currently it is in the Early Access stages, which you can join in by purchasing a Founder's Pack, which you can read about here!

Epic Games just released a new hero into their line up, called Iggy & Scorch. A caster / area control combo character who dominates the lane control with fire and oil!  These two are an inseparable pair that are ready to take on any hero that crosses their path.  

The folks behind Paragon, have already assured everyone that All Heroes characters will be free, even the new one that will be released in future patches. Currently the only restriction is placed on 3 characters, for which your account must reach level 7 in order to unlock them and use them.

Check out the Iggy & Scorch overview video below showing off the awesome fire skills and devastating moves!

Paragon is scheduled to release Summer 2016, but if you can get you hands on an Beta code or purchase a Founder's Pack, I would definitely encourage you to do so and check out the game. You will not be disappointed. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
 

Mafia III Release Date Announced!

2K Games is at it again with their award winning style of action/adventure single player game.  This time is the next game in the Mafia series, Mafia III.

Mafia III take place in the fictional city of New Bordeaux 1968.  You are Lincoln Clay a combat veteran of Vietnam who takes on the Italian Mafia after they wiped out his surrogate family, the Black Mob.

The stunning graphics and storyline that we see from the announcement trailer below is a clear indication of what we can expect of this game. 

Set to release on October 7th, 2016, it would be a good idea to add this game title to your Steam wishlist!  Let us know what you think about the announcement trailer and the next installment of the Mafia game, in the comment section below!
 

World of Warcraft: Legion Release Date Announced!

Blizzard has announced the official release date of Legion the upcoming expansion from World of Warcraft.  

A new Hero Class:  Demon Hunter an elven outcast shunned for daring to wield the terrible powers of the Legion.  Build your Tank or DPS spec to defeat the evils that lie in the Legion expansion.  

A chance to wield new weapons of legend and fight against the Burning Legion.  These weapons will level up as you do to increase their power!

 You will also get a chance to explore the heart of the demon invasion, called the Broken Isles.  Along with new heroes and villains to defeat! 

Official release date August 30th, 2016! Make sure are prepared for Legion and the adventures ahead against the Burning Legion!
 

Overwatch Final Beta Test Weekend!

The Overwatch Final Beta Test Weekend is upon us!  It appears that not everyone was able to be invited.  For the last 3 or so Beta weekends, I myself was not invited.  But, I was one of the final few who received an email from Blizzard inviting me to be part of this final beta test weekend!

The invitations was as follows:  

You’re invited to take part in our final Overwatch Beta Test Weekend, taking place this Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m. PT through Saturday, April 16 at 9 p.m. PT. Help us stress-test our hardware...and make a few plays of the game in the process!

To prepare for battle now, just log in to the Battle.net desktop app, click the Overwatch tab, select your region from the drop-down menu, and click “Install”. You’ll be ready for action when the servers come online on Friday.

Hopefully there are many more of you who were able to join in this weekend and who may be picking up the game when it finally releases on May 24th, 2016! Be sure to check out our Live Streams this weekend on the TEAMEVGA Twitch channel!