Although on a much smaller scale than any of the big name gaming conventions, The Gadget Show Live, held this year at the Birmingham NEC (3-7 April 2013) does have some exiting attractions for gamers and techies alike. The show is based around the popular TV programme the Gadget Show and gives you the opportunity to try and buy the very best in cutting edge technology. The Game Zone is where some of the biggest names in the gaming industry will be (Capcom, Nintendo, Epic Games and EA to name a few and you can find the full exhibitor list here), you can try out the latest games including: Remember Me, Resident Evil, Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3, and take part in mass gaming competitions, whether you are a pro gamer or a complete beginner. Igloo will be bringing a unique 360 degree gaming dome and this year’s event sees the set-up of the Battlefield Live arena quoted on the event website as “An authentic combat experience using sophisticated gaming guns, is it the most realistic simulation short of joining the military”. And, what could be better than a bit of ESports action, there will be a CS:GO tournament with a £10,000 cash prize. The tournament will feature top teams from across Europe, not to be missed between the 5-7 April 2013. You want to play yourself, no problem, there will be a 1-day session where anyone can just turn up and play.
If you are in the area or you want to go and check this event out it’s on now 3-7 April 2013 and you can book tickets via the website. Additionally, as a little added extra, Game are giving you a 10% discount off any games bought at the event too.
Ok so I’m sure some of you are getting sick by the total media blitz that has hit every type of video/data stream entering your dwelling but you have to admit this game is going to be Epic to say the least. Now that there is less than 48 hours before launch and some last minute trailers have hit the You Tube! One is a fan made trailer for “Battlefield 4” and totally backed by Dice being that they put it up on their Facebook page and the second is a live action/CG trailer also up on the Battlefield Facebook page daring you to choose whats real and whats memorex!
First is the “Battlefield 4” made by Freddiew hit the link to check out their You Tube page they have some really well made video’s for your viewing pleasure!
Now here’s the live action/CG video that dares you to pick out the live action from the CG to me it’s a little obvious but still looks total kick-AZZ check out the Battlefield You Tube page for all the latest updates and freebies!
To kick off the open Beta for the highly anticipated release (BY ME!) of Battlefield 3, I thought it would be cool to visit the Lineage that the Battlefield series has brought to the gaming community from PC to console this is a strategic thinking man’s shooter! So instead of me rambling on about the past here’s Adam Sessler (one of the only good things G4 TV has to offer). He basically sums up the series through Battlefield 1943 in three minutes:
When Battlefield: Bad Company came along I totally got into the series (sorry PC guys Dice mussed up not putting this one out for you!) The story was a modern day version of Kelly’s Heroes, one of my favorite World War II movies from back in the day, which added comedy and an entertaining campaign to this almost exclusive Multiplayer only series adding to its allure.
When Battlefield: Bad Company 2 released you could tell Dice was listening (as always) and released BC2 on ALL platforms with better controls leading to an even more amazing multiplayer experience!
Oh did I forget….FROSTBITE and DISTRUCTION 2.0 this is the engine that brought us destructible environments!
I know there is so much in the Battlefield series that I didn’t point out, but we’re here for some Battlefield 3! Now I had early access to the beta on the Xbox (if you bought MOH Limited Ed. you should have been there too) and for all its short comings (I’m in total belief that EA gave us the Alpha just to shut us up!) this is going to be a great addition to the franchise. That being said looks like Dice has made up a campaign that might be as good as the multiplayer end…..
Here’s some of the story that you will experience:
Yes there are vehicles!….
I can’t believe this is off the Xbox!…
Now that we’ve seen the campaign, how about some multiplayer being that we all will be losing sleep at the end of October! There will be 24 players on the consoles and 64 for the PC! Ground as well as Air yes there will be jets!!!!!! The combat looks intense as ever so b e ready to drop so time into Battlefield 3!
Pixel Enemy had some exclusive extended footage from the demo above, here it is!
You know if ya got 99 problems……play BF3! See you all on the Battlefield I’ll be the one arming the M-COM!