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Battlefield 4 players who check out the Battlefield Hardline beta will receive a special perk from Visceral Games. All Battlefield players will receive a Hardline Dog Tag specifically for Battlefield 4 after you play with the Beta.

Visceral goes as far to caution players to "watch your back—a lot of foes will want to grab this..."

The dog tag will not pop up right away, but after the next Battlefield 4 patch that will release in March. The Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta starts next week, on February 3rd for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will run until February 8th, and NONE of the progression will carry over into the main game. Ye have been warned.

"Suck a stiff Hardline EA. - mcthornbody"1

Sony has released a new trailer for Bloodborne that explains a bit about the game's optional Chalice Dungeons.

With Chalice Dungeons, players have to use holy chalices to access them beneath Yharnam. The dungeogs are procedurally generated, so each time you play, you'll have a new dungeon to crawl. Players can brave them alone or team up with friends. Check out how tough these dungeons can be with the trailer below.

Bloodborne is set to release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 24, 2015.


Anthony Burch, the man behind most of the humor in Borderlands 2, has announced he is leaving Gearbox. He has accepted a new position as the lead writer for a new comedic series with RocketJump (creators of Video Game High School), Hulu, and Lionsgate.

It's only going to run eight episodes, and will air exclusively on YouTube. The "long-form comedy series" will cover the filmmaking process of RocketJump's short films.

I hope Gearbox is able to replace him with someone as hilarious. It's the comedy that kept me coming back to Borderlands.



How much content is enough? The games we play and the movies we watch have extended the time in which the content is being delivered to us. Is that good or bad? I think that's roughly the question I'm asking here, amongst other questions, of course.

Gaming, which remains my top pastime, has now transformed into the simple goal of getting rewarded for my efforts. The only alternative I’ve found is Reaper of Souls which I’ve been playing for the past year and Destiny which I’ve been playing for the past two months and in both cases there’s only the unquenchable desire for loot – ya know, purple gear, orange legendaries etc.

Humans never seem to change in this instance. There’s nothing more exhilarating than being rewarded for hard work. The false sentiment of achievement and success is closely followed by greed. We want more rewards, thus we want to grind away and work even more. The classic trap of a modern-day consumer-oriented society which we now live in.

Have fun reading: From Unity to Inquisition to Depleted Desire

"well written...since I'm no longer a teenage boy with near infinite amount of time I find it rather... - Dire"12

Life is Strange, DONTNOD's 5-episode drama, releases today for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Published by Square Enix, the game explores the idea of not only choice affecting how the story goes, but also the ability to rewind time.

The first episode releases today, but Square Enix has not announced when the subsequent episodes will release.


We've hit a weird, but most welcome milestone I'd say:

ActionTrip now has 7,777 likes on Facebook

Thank you all who continue supporting us and thank you to new-comers who are probably bewildered at the sight of this site.

On a totally different note, here's an interesting hierarchy of things: God > Man > Horse > Dog > Woman > Rat > Little Cratsuli

"I don't understand morning people... you know the type. They get up at the crack of dawn with a... - Whisky"10

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Hatred, quite possibly one of the most controversial games that doesn't even fully exist yet, is now available for preorder. Developer Destructive Creations has also released a new gameplay trailer, just in case you haven't seen why this game has been so publicly disputed. I watched about 15 seconds before I had to go find videos of sunshine and unicorns to get the awful imagery out.

"So Gonna Play this one.. :'D - uSpam"3

In speaking with, Michiteru Okabe, producer for the episodic Residetn Evil Revelations 2, said that he's sure that the next large-scale Resident Evil game will "blow our minds," even though he knows nothing about what is going on with Resident Evil 7.

"Unfortunately we work on Revelations and that's kind of it," Okabe explained. "We don't really have a window into whatever else is going on. That would be a separate team and whatever that team is doing we're confident that those guys are going to do something that's going to blow our minds.

"We can't wait to basically be there with you guys to find out whatever the heck that is."

To be fair, Okabe never said how the game will blow people's minds. It's very possible the game could just blow.

"I would like a RE game where your character actually has some damn ammo. - Whisky"3

The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will kick off on February 3rd for PC (Origin only), PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The beta will run until February 8th.

Four game modes will be included with the beta:

  • Hotwire - criminals try to steal a list of marked cars while cops try to reposess them (Downtown and Dust Bowl maps);
  • Conquest - 64-player battles from traditional Battlefield Conquest mode (Dust Bowl map);
  • Heist - criminals work together to rob a bank while the cops band together to stop them (Bank Job map); and
  • Hacker - one player on each side will have to "hack" into the battlefield using various methods, such as hacking into security cameras. This mode is available on all beta modes.

“There’s nothing more valuable to our team than the relationship we have with our community. Their passion feeds our passion and their feedback has definitely helped make Hardline a better game,” Steve Papoutsis, general manager of Visceral games said in a press release. “We want them to play the hell out of the beta next week and trust that they’ll keep that feedback coming so we can continue to fine tune the game.”

Check out Visceral Games' new trailer for the beta below.

Battlefield Hardline will release on March 17, 2015.

"Eh? How is this whole concept different from a glorified mix of Counter-Strike and Call of Duty?... - Shurj"2

I attended the Firaxis panel at PAX South where Sid Meier himself went over his upcoming RTS game, Sid Meier's Starships. I didn't write about it because it became readily apparent within two sentences that he was only speaking to those who understand Sid Meier games. I have never played a single one, so I was rather confused, and to be honest, bored, as this is definitely not my forte, cup of darjeeling, what have you. So when I saw that Firaxis posted a video of Sid Meier's panel, I immediately thought, who better to tell all of you about Starships than the man himself? Hooray for laziness!

"The only thing that varies in these games is the amount of effort put into giving the game setting... - GallenDugall"2

Nintendo has had a bit of war going on against YouTubers and streamers for showing their content 1) without their permission and 2) making a buck off of it. To help appease the masses in the way that only Nintendo can, they have announced a Nintendo Creators program to help both Nintendo and YouTubers get a cut of the profits from YouTube ad revenue.

As part of this program, Nintendo claims that licensees will receive up to 70% of the ad revenue for channels and 60% for individual videos. They also note that this can "arbitrarily" change. And don't expect prompt payments, as "it will take up to two months" for payments to be sent to Paypal accounts. In other words, you don't get paid until Nintendo gets their check from YouTube first. Don't forget to check out their list of games that are ineligible for YouTube content, including Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta 2, and Hyrule Warriors.

Those interested in signing up can see how to do so on Nintendo's information page.

As some have speculated on Twitter, how long before other publishers and developers take a similar stance on YouTube videos?

"Is Nintendo trying to shoot itself in the foot so they can be sold at a lower price? Naming new... - GrgoljBlaster"5

This game may turn out to be really good. I mean it. But I'm afraid this is one of the videos I have ever watched. The fact that there's people speaking in it, makes it considerably more boring (I wish they'd stop talking, but they don't). Watch the latest boring gameplay video from Evolve:

Sorry, sorry, that was way too harsh. This looks like a cool game, to be fair. Really looking forward to trying it out on PC or Xbox One or PS4. Well, most likely PS4.


TT and Warner Bros. announced today that they will release two new LEGO games this year, LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Avengers. TT Games already released a LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes game that included the Avengers, but apparently they want to revisit the Marvel world and do a "proper" LEGO game on the Avengers film.

As for LEGO Jurassic World, it will cover all four of the Jurassic Park films: Jurassic Park, Lost World, Jurassic Park III, and the upcoming Jurassic World.

LEGO Jurassic World will release this June for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita.

LEGO Avengers will release this fall for the same platforms.

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Evidently now, this is really important news. CD Projekt Red, the Polish development studio behind The Witcher 3, said that the upcoming RPG will run in 1080p/30fps on PlayStation 4 and 900p/30fps on Xbox One.

And now just a quick reminder that the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will require 6 GB of RAM and 40 GB of HDD space - read the full system requirements for The Witcher 3.

Check out the recently release 14-minute gameplay video for the game.


"The PC is not overpriced. It's not even comparable to a console. Consoles are *specialized*... - KraGeRzR"12

Describe the last dream you remember (or as much as you remember it). Here's my latest one:

My daughter's winter cap got struck by lightning while it was on her head and I couldn't do anything about it. I could just watch from a distance and was very annoyed and frustrated how I couldn't help her... or indeed help her cap.

Fucking cap.

Oh yeah, here's one for ya. A few days ago I put 4 brand new winter tires on my car. Man, putting that was hard work, putting on new tires I mean. It was VERY TIRING. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!  

"My dreams are full of a combination of work related bullshit and action movies and video games. ... - Whisky"13

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