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  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Is Exactly Like Titanfall

    Since the reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer a few hours ago, we've been hearing the same chorus sung, refrain after refrain. "Call of Duty is just like Titanfall," is just one variation of something that has been echoing since 2013, when the script was flipped and... More
  • Blog Post: Should Titanfall Have Been Free-To-Play?

    The competitive free-to-play online multiplayer environment plays host to a number of huge titles, from League of Legends and Dota 2 to World of Tanks. With Titanfall’s lack of single-player content and focus on multiplayer, would it have benefitted from a content and monetization model similar... More
  • Blog Post: Should You Play Titanfall’s Expedition DLC?

    Titanfall has been out for a couple of months now, but the Respawn level designers haven’t been idle. The new Expedition map pack is the first of three planned DLC expansions for Titanfall. I took the day to dive into the three new maps through a variety of game modes. The first thing I noticed... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Titanfall Xbox 360

    Today sees the release of the Xbox 360 version of Respawn’s critically acclaimed shooter . Even now, we’re working on preparing an update to that review to reflect our experience with the 360 version. In the meantime, Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, and I sat down to play a couple of matches... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: The Difference Between Story And Fiction

    I’m a big fan of rich fictional backdrops to a video game. Even when those features aren’t necessarily central to the potential of the action or gameplay, I find myself hungering to know more about the world behind the game – the role-playing gamer and fantasy novel-reader in me enjoys... More
  • Blog Post: Confessions of An FPS Rookie: My First Day With Titanfall

    I'll be frank: You're more likely to find an RPG or sports game in my console than a shooter. Don't take that to mean I don't enjoy shooters; the issue is that you have to sink time into any given shooter to master the mechanics - something I don't have enough hours for with my aforementioned... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Microsoft’s UK Price Drop And Titanfall Bundle Reveal The Road Ahead

    It has been three months since the Xbox One was released in North America and 12 other territories. And while its still too early in the console life cycle to declare a winner, it’s relevant that Sony’s less expensive PlayStation 4 is outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One across the board... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Titanfall Is Poised To Set Industry Trends

    The Titanfall beta is still in full swing, and if you’re available to play now, Microsoft is conducting a big stress test. Before you jump into your 20 foot tall robotic shell though, here are some things to look for while you’re playing that will have an impact on the industry. The value... More
  • Blog Post: Five Noteworthy Video Game Betas

    If you’re not playing the Titanfall beta at this very moment, you probably wish you were (I know I do). Respawn is creating a huge amount of excitement by letting players get their hands on its anticipated game early . This isn’t the first time a game with a huge level of excitement in front... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Beta Impressions: A Breath Of Fresh FPS Air

    Last night I had my first taste of Titanfall gameplay. Before we begin, there’s the obvious caveat that this is a beta and not everything is in or working as it may be at release. After spending around five hours with the title unlocking weapons, creating various loadouts, and discovering how to... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Games And Biggest News Of Gamescom 2013

    Gamescom 2013 has shut its doors. With record-breaking attendance and no shortage of news to come from the event, the German gaming convention has solidified its place in the industry. Sony and Microsoft continued their duel on the way to the console launches this fall, games were announced, and fans... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Video Tour Of Gamescom 2013

    With over 340,000 fans in attendance, Gamescom has grown to be the largest gaming convention in the world . Game Informer's Ben Reeves and Tim Turi were at the show this year and we filmed their adventures on the convention floor. With highlights that include Titanfall and Assassin's Creed IV... More
  • Blog Post: Iron Giants: Titanfall's Reinvention Of Mech Combat

    During our visit to Respawn Entertainment's studio, lead artist Joel Emslie confessed his addiction to watching old making-of videos for classic science fiction films. He was studying the techniques of brilliant model-makers like Stan Winston and Ray Harryhausen to help create believable mechanical... More
  • Blog Post: How Titanfall Taps The Power Of The Xbox One

    While Titanfall is also being released for PC and Xbox 360, the developers at Respawn Entertainment are focusing much of their attention on getting the game up and running on the Xbox One. Since the Xbox 360 version of the game is being developed by a separate unnamed developer, the relatively small... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall And Relatable Sci-Fi

    One of the questions we had for Respawn was why the studio wanted to go down the sci-fi route with Titanfall. The reason came down to simple pragmatism. “There’s only so far you can go if you’re portraying [a conventional] military,” says game director Steve Fukuda. “A big... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Up Again: The Birth Of Respawn And Titanfall

    Vince Zampella and Jason West developed the most successful franchise of the generation, then they were fired. The creators of Call of Duty founded a new studio called Respawn Entertainment, signed a publishing deal with Electronic Arts, and were given carte blanche to create a new IP. We visited the... More
  • Blog Post: Why Respawn Made Another Shooter

    In this age of frequent layoffs , disappearing publishers , and the shrinking of the mid-core market , game developers who strike out on their own typically take one of three paths. Many follow the battle cry to the mobile space, where studios like Rovio and Supercell are striking it rich with no publisher... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2013 Awards

    After years of waiting for the next-generation consoles to take center stage, the 2013 edition of E3 finally brought the sense of innovation and newness in games we expect to ride shotgun with such a sea change. Blockbuster games are leveraging the hardware in powerful new ways, indie games have found... More
  • Blog Post: The Gameplay And World Of Respawn's Titanfall

    Gracing our magazine's cover this month is Titanfall , the first game from Respawn Entertainment. As a studio founded by the creators of Call of Duty, the brand new game is a fast-paced first-person shooter that allows players to command giant robots to unleash chaos. The game has shown very well... More
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