Monthly Archives: September 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s character creation suite in video

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s character creation suite in video

It’s not a real BioWare experience until you’ve spent an hour in character creation, sliding your face beautiful, or ghastly. And Dragon Age: Inquisition will be no exception.

In a new video, a range of races are customised, showcasing the options available. Those options go as deep as selecting the colour of your inner iris and the size of your Adam’s Apple.

The options depend on the race you’ve chosen – qunari have horns, dwarves can have bigger beards and stronger tattoos – but there’s breadth and depth for all.

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Battlefield Hardline launches with nine maps and seven modes

Battlefield Hardline launches with nine maps and seven modes

EA has confirmed that first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline will launch with nine maps and seven videogame modes.

Steve Papoutsis, boss of developer Visceral, told YouTuber JackFrags that five of the videogame modes were never-before-seen in the Battlefield franchise.

MP1st points out that the confirmed videogame modes so far are Hotwire, Rescue, Blood Money, Heist, Conquest and Team Deathmatch, so there’s one left to go.

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Battlefield 4’s most important patch rolls out today

Battlefield 4’s most important patch rolls out today

It’s been nearly a year since EA released first-person shooter Battlefield 4. The videogame launched in a terrible state that left many unable to play, and since then developer DICE has fought to improve matters with a raft of patches. But none are as important as the one due out today.

The hotly-anticipated Battlefield 4 “fall patch” contains a huge list of fixes, videogameplay improvements and balance tweaks that were inspired by feedback to the Community Test Environment.

citing to some players, the patch will do for Battlefield 4 what the Reaper of Souls expansion did for Diablo 3, in that we’ll finally get the videogame Battlefield 4 should have been at launch.

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The inevitable Destiny loot cave simulator

The inevitable Destiny loot cave simulator

Bungie has killed Destiny‘s magical loot farming cave, but it lives on – sort of.

The Interactive Cave Shooting Simulator, from developer Daniel Rosas, lets you shoot into a cave forever and ever (thanks, Kotaku).

Green, blue and, occasionally, purple blobs pop out, reflecting the engrams Destiny players spent hours farming. There’s even a levelling system.

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FIFA 15 scores number one in UK chart

FIFA 15 scores number one in UK chart

FIFA 15 is top of the UK chart.

Official figures from Chart-Track show EA’s annual behemoth sold around as many copies as FIFA 14 did during its launch week in 2013.

Unlike FIFA 14, FIFA 15 launched on PlayStation 4 and XBox One at the same time as previous generation platforms, so to create a direct comparison Chart-Track has added in the launch figures for FIFA 14 on PlayStation 4 and XBox One to the figures for its first launch on next gen consoles (FIFA 14 on PlayStation 4 and XBox One launched alongside the consoles last November).

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FIFA 15 Ultimate Team: time for a shake-up?

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team: time for a shake-up?

If you’re a football fan, then you probably spent last summer reading about Gareth Bale, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Would they move? How much for? It’s all part of the fun of the sport. Me though, I was busy getting excited about another transfer entirely. Because at the start of July 2013, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended his two-year spell at Saint-Etienne and signed for every football hipster’s second club, Borussia Dortmund.

Aubameyang was a legend in Ultimate Team, and news that he was moving from French Ligue 1 to the German Bundesliga was significant. Thanks to Ultimate Team’s chemistry system, which uses nationality to help determine the quality of interplay between squad members, it had always been difficult to integrate the young Gabonese striker into a team of real class. Now he was off to Germany, where he could be surrounded by superstars.

This elevation of a relatively obscure player to stardom is not unusual in Ultimate Team, and it’s down to a mixture of economics and videogameplay balance. Aubameyang is in the sweet spot for both: he plays for a less glamorous club than Bale, Messi and Ronaldo, so he finds himself less in demand and his transfer price is more reasonable, while his lightning pace is serially useful in FIFA videogames, where matches often play out in a hyperactive frenzy of end-to-end-football. It could not make the bulletins on Sky Sports News when he moves in real life, but it’s a big deal in Ultimate Team.

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Fall Meditation: A Very Fond Welcome Back To All PSXE Readers

Fall Meditation: A Very Fond Welcome Back To All PSXE Readers
Summer fades and the gaming season begins. PSXE fondly welcomes all readers past and present back to the best video videogame community on the web with a message for those who matter: you.

PSXE Poll Update: Non-PS4 Owners Have Their Reasons

PSXE Poll Update: Non-PlayStation 4 Owners Have Their Reasons
Those who don't yet own a PlayStation 4 cite a lack of money and videogames they really want as reasons. Now, are you snagging Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor?