Pilot vs. Titan vs. Grunt — On Titanfall’s radical balancing act
Another preview detailing the relationship between the player’s pilot character, the titan he or she can use and the enemy AI. You might’ve read this information already, or it might scratch that itch until you can play the beta.
Three reasons why Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is not like your typical shooter
Interested in a shooter with no XP that’s only multiplayer? You might like this game. However, there’s still the possibility of microtransactions.
Killer Instinct to put rage quitters in ‘jail’
Double Helix has broken down its plans for players whose disconnect percentage rises above 15 percent in ranked matches will subsequently be put in a jail where you’ll feel shame.
'Verified insider' issues massive Xbox One leak
NeoGAF forum user, ‘ntkrnl’, revealed a whole bunch of Xbox One details for 2014 and beyond, many of which are written in easy-to-read bullet points through the link.
Titanfall needs an open beta
While there’s a small closed beta happening this weekend, Respawn’s community manager, Abbie Heppe, says there’s a possibility for an open beta before launch.
Via Gaming Blend
Microsoft’s Xbox head isn’t worried about Steam Machines and Oculus Rift; he’s excited
"This is literally the most golden of golden ages that I’ve ever seen around gaming," said Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten.
Syrian Electronic Army hacks Microsoft’s official Xbox Support Twitter account
An SEA rep told Mashable that it targeted Microsoft because they believe the corporation “is monitoring email accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other corporations.”
Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller
According to Joel Emslie, lead artist at Respawn Entertainment, the goal was “to create a controller that feels as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall into the player’s hands.”
Via Major Nelson
Rekoil hits PC on Jan. 28, XBLA on Jan. 29 as Rekoil: Liberator
The only difference between the PC version and the Xbox version for this class-based FPS shooter is that Xbox doesn’t support mod tools and eSports the way PC does.
We don’t want you to buy Titanfall just “for technical reasons,” says Respawn
One of the more interesting parts of this article is how Microsoft’s cloud servers are calculating AI that can be used against your opponent with something called a data knife.
Via Xbox: The Official Magazine