BF3 Close Quarters Preview

BF3 Close Quarters

Due out in June, Close Quarters is the first of the upcoming DLC for Battlefield 3 and will focus on infantry in tight close-combat maps.

Partrick Bach Executive Producer at DICE said that with this batch of DLC they want the player to feel the world crashing down around you, putting the player into intimate settings where the destructive power of the Frostbite 2 engine can really be shown off. This means loads of explosions and building destruction – sweet! It will be much more fast-paced and frantic than the larger maps.

Here’s a short preview video

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Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online

Yesterday there was some pretty big stir on the internet about some news of an upcoming MMO based on the world of Skyrim.

Players will discover an entirely new chapter of Elder Scrolls history in this ambitious world, set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.”

Sounds awesome right? We won’t make any quick judgements before we see gameplay footage or get to play the game for ourselves, but it does sound like a good idea. Rumor is that it’ll be hot-key based and in third-person as opposed to Skyrim’s first-person (and that rumor is supported by the screenshots). We’ll of course wait to see which of these rumors are true before we decide if that’s a good thing or not. One thing is for sure though, it will be based on the same game engine as Star Wars The Old Republic.

Here are a few screenshots that came from FZ.se

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Update:

First trailer has been released… a whole lot of nothing, really and of course it’s Bethesda we’re talking about so they’re going to have some EPIC CGI trailers to which gameplay won’t live up to… still they’re entertaining at the least.

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Tera Online Open Beta This Weekend

Tera Online

Not a fan of Diablo and want an unproductive weekend like all these other beta-testing guys? Fear not! Tera Online is also having their open beta this weekend. Tera is hosting an open beta event this weekend, April 20-23, 2012, in anticipation for its launch on May 1. Head over the the official Tera website to get started!

During the beta, you’ll be able to jump in to Tera for free and get an early taste of the game’s prologue and a chance to figure out just what the “true action combat” is all about. Beta testers will be able to progress their characters all the way up to level 32, and if you pre-order the game you’ll get to keep your character once the game officially launches.

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