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The times…they are a-changin’…

OK folks, I get it. I totally understand. One month. ONE WHOLE MONTH.

Don’t understand? Scroll down.

Find it? June 10th since my last article. So….sorry. However…now I’M BACK!!

So what’s my excuse? Well, I guess I don’t have one. I will say, the good news is I’ve had time to reflect all music-video-style on my life, and I’ve come to the conclusion that…it’s crap. Well, at least it seems it should be. I just quit my job, I don’t really have a replacement, blah, blah, blah. On the other end, I have been doing this freelance thing (which, by the way, you should check out) that involves video game writing, news videos, and hopefully soon podcasts. I finally got my car fixed, and it was WAY cheaper than it should have been, (shout-out to Slodrive racing) and I’ve been able to play The Last of Us, which has been just fan-freaking-tastic, and a review should be on the way soon for it.

Now, to the main point of this post. Since I’ve been doing the freelance thing, a few executive decisions have been made for this website.

  • First off, don’t be concerned, the site isn’t going away.
  • Secondly, I am still going to keep up with news. As much as I can. In fact, It wont just be gaming and tech now. I’m going to cover as much as I can. Sports, Tech, Gaming, News, etc.
  • I’m also going to add little quips here, there, and everywhere. Opinion pieces, short news, even funny tweets, etc.

I know there are an extremely few amount of people (as of now) that follow this blog, so it’s not a huge deal, but I figured I’d give a run-down anyhow. Plus I needed an excuse for a new post…so yeah…

By the way…VIDEO OF THE WEEK IS BAAAAAACK!!!

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Next Gen Cops and Robbers! Err…Cops and Racers

EA is at it again. No, not like that, it’s actually for something good this time, I swear! At least it is for racing fans…

Ghost Games is EA’s newest studio venture geared towards the PS4 and Xbox One. The Swedish studio is showing some swagger pretty swiftly when it comes to getting big names to help with their first game – Need For Speed: Rivals.

EA Has confirmed that on November 19th, we’ll see the latest installment of the hit racing game for the next gen. EA made sure the game’s development was in good hands, too. Marcus Nilsson, longtime DICE Studios man, is the Executive Producer on the project. For those worried about a new studio and a new Producer taking on the storied history of Need For Speed, he put a pretty encouraging post up on the game’s blog.

My crew comes from all over the world – some great guys with phenomenal experience making games at Bizarre and Turn 10 but also just generally kickass teams at Rockstar, DICE and Capcom. We’re all passionate about Need for Speed. They’re the driving games we grew up on, and that’ll show in what we are making. – Marcus Nilsson

If you want to read the entire post, head here.

Ghost Games is promising the game will be a departure from some of the more realism based titles released of late (although with new consoles, it’s sure to still be realistic) as only a true NFS game could be. It will be taking advantage of the processing prowess of the new consoles, especially with fluid switching between online and offline racing modes. Of course, the core of the game will be a battle between the fuzz and Ferraris (yes the red monsters have been confirmed to come back for Rivals, among others) adding experience for the player regardless of which side of the law they choose.

Excited? Here’s the trailer. EA and Ghost Games will be having a full reveal come E3, so stick around for more info. By the way, it’s also your video of the week, so enjoy.

Hover…golf…?

All of the sudden I want to go golfing…

Battlefield 4 trailer…a fitting start to Video Of The Week

Let’s start this blog off with some gaming info eh? Time for the first official Video Of The Week!! A new 60 second TV ad of DICE’s continuation to the acclaimed Battlefield series has my eyes crying tears of joy and perfection…as it will have yours after watching, go ahead, try it.

Not enough? Well, here’s the 17 minute Battlefield 4 gameplay reveal – very reminiscent of DICE and EA’s 2011 “Hey, you won’t forget to buy after watching this!” Battlefield 3 reveal.

Amid the March 18th announcement that EA CEO John Riccitiello would be officially stepping down as of this Saturday, and throughout the tough save-face turnaround EA must now do after an appalling release to the new Sim City, EA and DICE are pushing out mind melting teaser videos of Battlefield 4 gameplay that would make any FPS fan’s heartbeat rise to alarming levels.

Using the Frostbite 3 engine, BF4 promises to live up to expectations created by the success of past titles, and even has been speculated to be released with a version for the so-called ‘Xbox 720’ when appropriate.

Sticking to true DICE fashion, not just one teaser was released. DICE is also showing fighting on Air, Sea and Land (not necessarily in that order, of course) which lends itself very obviously to the past appeals of other Battlefield games, but also promises to deliver with unique vehicles to each combat arena.

“The US is said to have the M1 Abrams Tank, whereas rumored Chinese vehicles include the Xian Y-20 Transport Jet, Chengdu J-20 Stealth Fighter, Chengdu Xianglong unmanned UAV, and the Type-99 Tank.” (Luke Caulfield – gamenguide.com)

Then there are the maps that hold it all together.

“In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4™ features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad’s struggle to find its way home.” – (Battlefield.com) Rumors are that most of the maps will be representative of Asia and the many theaters of battle that continent contains, playing yet again so brilliantly to Battlefield’s past strength of open, multi-surfaced, shoot-your-buddies-face-off, insane multiplayer gameplay.

Although the reveal was two days ago at GDC in San Francisco, there is still much to speculate about, and of course plenty of video to drool over until the release date. Speaking of which, if you know you’ll be wanting…no, needing this game come release time, you can head here to pre-order, or wait to see what un-lockables are offered by other companies to pre-ordering customers. Might as well take advantage of the ever-growing trend, right?

Links –

Gamenguide.com article
Official Battlefield site
John Riccitiello story
SimCity release nightmare

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