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#7361 Randomman96

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Details about the open Beta for EA's Battlefront 2 are out.

 

The beta starts on October 4th, closed for Pre-Purchasers.  The beta will then open up to all on the 6th, and will run until the 9th.  There will be two modes available, each for a different type of player.  Galactic Assault on Theed, the map and mode revealed at EA Play.  The other mode will be a Starfighter Assault, although details are currently scarce on that.  More details will be revealed at Gamescom.  Likely it will be similar to how they ran the open beta for Battlefield 1, where the map shown off at Gamescom will be the Beta's map as well.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:05 AM

Finally got round to watching the gameplay of Anthem and I have to say I'm a bit frustrated. Why does everything have to be some kind of social MMO experience these days?

 

I just want another singleplayer RPG from Bioware, it's what they're really good at. 


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:17 AM

There's a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3, with a Toy Story world this time. They say it's releasing in 2018:

 

 

Japanese Donald Duck is completely unintelligible :P



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:58 AM

This will probably just be a blast from the past for most people, but Jagex have announced that Runescape will be available on mobile in 2018. Full cross platform play and everything.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:05 PM

Remember when Reggie told us the Switch's online voice chat implementation would be elegant and not involve any bulky gamer headsets? Fast-forward to today, when the Switch online smartphone app rolls out alongside Splatoon 2:

 

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You plug the headphones into the Nyko adapter (sold separately). You plug your phone into the Nyko adapter. You attach your phone to your controller with the Nyko grip (sold separately). The Switch app apparently doesn't feature landscape mode. You plug the Nyko adapter into your Switch. You play a game. Everything is terrible:

 

As Nintendo points out in the app's official FAQ, voice chat cannot run in the background while using your phone for other purposes such as "texts, social media, etc.":
 
"The voice chat will disconnect while you're talking on the phone or using another application, but your voice chat will restart in the same room once you open the Nintendo Switch Online application again as long as the game session is still ongoing."
 
What's more, early testing confirms that the app won't work if your phone goes into power-saving "sleep mode," with the screen inactive. And don't bother trying to use the app to chat with your Switch friends while away from the system, either: you can only join chat rooms with people when you're actively playing a specific, supported game with them.

 

According to GameXplain, you can't even pull down the notifications menu on your phone without the app disconnecting. Nintendo, everyone. Come for the games, stay for the staggering incompetence at everything other than games.





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