In case you were worried (nay, panicked… nay, terrified) that Mirror’s Edge 2 wasn’t going to make an appearance at this year’s E3, then worry/panic/be terrified no more. That image above was recently uploaded to the official Mirror’s Edge Facebook page with the tag “E32014″. E3 kicks off in, oh, about 3 hours when the first of the pre-event media briefings start. They’re pretty much being streamed everywhere if the airline ticket to L.A. was too expensive for you.
9 minutes of Dying Light – be scared of the dark
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:30
Written by Miklós Szecsei
Techland, as we know, has this preoccupation with first-person zombie games. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m not over the whole zombie apocalypse thing just yet. Consequently, Dying Light is a rather bright blip on my “Games of 2014″ radar.
Here’s nine minutes of new gameplay, which looks like it’s running on PlayStation 4. The gameplay shows the player character having to prime a selection of traps scattered around an infested neighbourhood. In Dying Light, your greatest weapon is agility and speed, and the result is a first-person zombie game that blends the gory close-combat of Dead Island and the parkour movement of Mirror’s Edge. A big open world and a levelling system with skills to unlock round off the whole package.
Dying Light’s hook, and the reason the game has the name that it does, is that once the sun goes down (there’s a day-night cycle) the zombies become far more powerful and aggressive. You don’t want to be outside a safe zone when the sun disappears. Hit the jump to see why.
How was your weekend? Did you play loads of Battlefield 4 on your super-beefy PC? Perhaps you encountered some online difficulties considering the Battlefield 4 PC servers took a beating? That’s thanks to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that kicked off this last Saturday.
The reason why is officially unclear, but you can bet it’s because of some disgruntled and vocal minority in the Battlefield community; maybe a sniper rifle was nerfed or something? The DDoS attack meant that a lot of people couldn’t log in to play the game, and those who could only encountered issues like their progress being reset, which gave them all entry-level gear.
DICE is obviously aware of the situation, but there’s been no official word since their initial acknowledgement of the attack. We’ll update if we hear more, but as of this Monday morning, things seem to have quietened down. Did you have issues this weekend? Are you still experiencing issues? Let us know in the comments.