multiplayer Stories June 9, 2016

Rocket League’s soccer-meets-battle cars goes free this weekend on Xbox One

We were stoked when soccer-meets-rocket powered battle cars title, Rocket League, came to Xbox One a few months back. But now the physics-based multiplayer title is going free for a limited time, down from its usual $20 price tag. From now through June 12th, Rocket League is free-to-play for all Xbox Live members.

If that’s not enough rocket car soccer for you, the physical disc recently hit Amazon for pre-order with early discounts for Prime members.

multiplayer Stories August 28, 2015

Gears of War creator reveals the first gameplay footage for his new gravity-defying FPS

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and his new development studio Boss Key Productions recently debuted its very first project: LawBreakers. As many expected Cliffy B is dropping another shooter, but this time it’s in the first person and in a post-catastrophe setting.

LawBreakers is looking to set itself apart from typical futuristic, multiplayer shooters while still pulling inspiration from titles like Titanfall, Overwatch and Battleborn. There looks to be a strong focus on the connection between gameplay, the lore, and in turn, the somewhat unique looking classes. As you can see in the gameplay footage above, from the Assassin’s double jump to the Skirmisher’s jet-pack, and Cronos’ (tank class) rocket-jump, there looks to be a strong focus on traversal as well.

As for the specifics of the setting and story, humans have shattered the moon through failed experiments causing a number of geographical instabilities on earth. As a result, the planet has been rocked by earthquakes and left with a number of low-gravity areas that players can use to their advantage. While humanity has managed to re-build itself, the LawBreakers must be deployed to get a handle on the series of violent gangs that have cropped up in the aftermath. You can get more details in the debut announcement trailer:

As of now, we know this is a free-to-play, multiplayer-driven FPS set for release in 2016. We still have no details on in-game purchases, early beta access or even which platforms it will appear on.

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multiplayer Stories February 13, 2015

Gameloft’s Call of Duty-like military shooter, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, has hit its all-time lowest price ever on the App Store. Usually listed at $3.99 (and regularly as high as $7), you can pick up the game on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for just $1. It has received 4/5 stars from 7,104 ratings and is listed as the “App Store’s Best of 2014 in 28 countries!”

Along with a series of updates over the holidays, Blackout features squad-based multiplayer with 4 customizable classes, chat, leaderboards and “limited time events”. There is also a full single player campaign here with light XP and weapon tier systems that takes you from Tokyo to Venice “to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds.”

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multiplayer Stories April 25, 2013

Firaxis and 2K Games have officially launched the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Mac today. Known as the Elite Edition, the Feral ported Mac version will come with the base game, the Slingshot Pack, the Elite Soldier Pack and the Second Wave update as well as some wallpapers and the soundtrack for $49.99.

The Slingshot and Elite Soldier DLC brings additional character customization as well as extra council missions and the “Shaojie Zhang” soldier. The Second Wave update introduced a host of new game modifiers that add a lot more flexibility to the experience.

Just like the game’s Windows release, the Mac version will also include the LAN and online multiplayer options. Keep your eye out for the re-reveal of the highly anticipated XCOM shooter expected to be detailed in the coming days (and iOS version of Enemy Unknown coming this summer). You can see the minimum system requirements and more details on the Elite Edition below the fold:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition (Mac) $49.99

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multiplayer Stories April 4, 2013

Update: Today only, Amazon has Borderlands 2 & Season Pass for only $25 (PC)

Mac gaming aficionados Aspyr Media is releasing a much anticipated update to its Borderlands 2 Mac App Store title. Starting today, users will be able to install version 1.3.2 to get access to Mac vs Mac co-op multiplayer through Game Center, as well as 5 new downloadable content packs available via in-app purchase that include the 5th playable character– The Mechromancer.

To celebrate the update, Aspyr is currently offering Borderlands 2 for 50% off the Mac App Store, allowing Mac users to grab the game for $29.99 (Regular $59.99) for a limited time.

You can check out our interview with Aspyr execs on the future of Mac gaming here. expand full story

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