Titanfall was hugely successful back when it released in 2014, currently holding a Metacritic score of 86. Not only was it one of the first big exclusives to be released on the Xbox One, but it was also just a generally entertaining game. However, what you may also notice about that Metacritic score is how the user score has tanked over the years. Outside of the folks giving it a zero just simply for existing, many of the reviews sing a similar tune — Titanfall is multiplayer only. The developers at Respawn Entertainment have sought to alleviate that problem, officially announcing that Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign.

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Bethesda's reboot of the primordial shooter franchise DOOM was finally given a release date the other day and a new "Campaign Trailer" to go along with it. The game will be releasing on May 13th — Friday the 13th, as seems only fitting — and boasts a return to the adrenaline-pumping shooters of yore, with no cover or automatic health-regeneration.

However, there was one potentially more frightening little tidbit in the release date press release. The preorder bonus "Demon Multiplayer Pack," advertised to include things like extra skins, weapon logos, and hack modules, had people worried that Bethesda's new DOOM would be falling into a modern trope far more hated than chest-high walls: microtransactions. Thankfully, Bethesda's Pete Hines squashed that rumor outright. Twitter user Spyro2060 came to Hines, worried, with the question: "um... Is Doom going to have micro-transactions?" Bethesda's man replied with a swift, unequivocal answer: "no".

And for that, Bethesda, we thank you.

Eight of the world's top Halo 5: Guardians teams competed in the Aspen International last weekend for $30,000 in prize money, marking the first time the game franchise has been broadcast on ESPN. The head of Halo Interactive Entertainment at developer 343 Industries, Kiki Wolfkill, feels that "TV is a gateway to mainstream acceptance and ESPN's embrace of esports will go a long way to legitimizing competitive gaming as an athletic endeavor."

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TT Games has been developing the LEGO Star Wars franchise for over a decade. And just by looking at the new screenshots for the latest entry in the series, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's clear how far they have come. These screenshots feature characters from the film, including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, and Finn. Besides the content of the seventh film, this new game will canonically expand the story of The Force Awakens and will also feature some bonus levels from the original trilogy, which you can see in the new screenshots. The game will be released for current and last gen systems on June 28th.

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"I once knew a young woman who would defy anyone and anything in order to do what she thought was right, but you're clearly not her. You're broken," begins the incredibly dramatic and cinematic new story trailer, "I Am Faith," for Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the sequel to last generation's experimental parkour game. It's impressive, it's stylized, it's beautiful, it's heavy, it's purple, and — as far as I can tell — it's everything a Mirror's Edge fan could be hoping for in anticipation of the May 24th release date.

Hell, they even announced a beta. Mirror's Edge Catalyst's is a closed beta, it's across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can register for it beyond this link, though — and this may be a deal breaker for some — you'll need an EA account to do so.

I sincerely suggest you head inside and check out the epic story trailer.

Last week, we reported that Insomniac Games, known for Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet and Clank, was developing a new game called Song of the Deep. It was also revealed that Song of the Deep's physical copies would be published by the billion dollar retailer GameStop. Following the announcement, many people assumed that GameStop would be entering the publishing business, but GameStop's vice president of strategic initiatives, Mark Stanley, has assured people that is not the case.

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It has been almost two years since Firewatch was first announced back in 2014. Perhaps it's the awesome talent behind the game, or maybe it's just the mysterious vibe that surrounds what little has actually been revealed so far, but Firewatch has piqued the interest of many gamers despite being an indie title. Regardless of why you are excited to play it, we will soon be able to once it releases next week on February 9th. However, PlayStation 4 and PC players may not be the only ones who will get to enjoy the upcoming thriller.

In a recent interview with Red Bull, Sean Vanaman revealed that depending on how well the launch goes, and whether or not players are interested, Firewatch may find its way into the Xbox Live Marketplace. Read on to find out more!

Last year, fans of Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming first-person shooter Overwatch were able to participate in a closed beta. If you didn't get to participate then, you still have a chance, as Blizzard is bringing back an updated version of the beta on February 9th. The updated beta will include a new progression system, two new maps, a new game mode, and more. For those who participated in the first round, you have guaranteed access this time around. If you didn't, but want to, Blizzard is currently accepting sign-ups, so head on over to Battle.net and opt-in through your account settings.

Late night funnyman Conan O'Brien has returned with another episode of Clueless Gamer — the show where he puts his lack of video game prowess on display for all the world to laugh at. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, O'Brien held a special Super Bowl Edition of the show with NFL superstars as guests, including cornerback Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers, linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, and running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks. Conan teamed up with these all-star athletes to try out the upcoming DOOM reboot from id Software. You can check it out by clicking below!

LEGO is taking a big risk on an unknown property later this year. The independent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a LEGO game in June despite its measly reputation as only the third highest grossing film of all time. It's great to see LEGO tackle a project as iffy as this one. What's more, the upcoming game will feature six missions that serve as canonical backstory to The Force Awakens, including the mysterious mystery of how C-3P0 got his red arm.

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Why should you buy an Xbox One? Microsoft's new "Just the Beginning" commercial boasts "Xbox One is the only system with every top ten best-selling console game and the biggest blockbusters of 2015." With big games from last year like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5: Guardians, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, as well as exciting upcoming games like Quantum Break, ReCore, and Scalebound, Microsoft is proud to call the current crop of games the greatest lineup in Xbox history. You can check out the commercial and get pumped for all the games by clicking below!

Today, Bethesda announced that Id Software's highly anticipated (and insanely metal) reboot of Doom will release on May 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A trailer has been released along with the announcement that showcases various weapons and enemies in a heart-pounding combat montage through Union Aerospace Corporation's facility on Mars and Hell itself.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the latest Dragon Quest spin-off is a huge hit! Minecraft-esque 3DS title Dragon Quest Builders easily debuted at number one on PlayStation Vita, but it also took second place on PlayStation 4 and fourth place on PlayStation 3. In total, it sold over 372,000 copies at launch.

This strong launch (coupled with a few other new releases) gave Sony a nice boost in the region. PlayStation Vita sales skyrocketed from just under 15,000 sales to over 45,000. PlayStation 4 sales also got a boost, jumping from 24,000 to 32,000. 3DS and Wii U sales declined week over week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The current generation of gaming has not seen a World War II shooter in the style of early Medal of Honor or Call of Duty games in a good while. British developer Bulkhead Interactive hopes to change that with their new game Battalion 1944. The developer hopes to make the WWII shooter of this generation and aims to make a multiplayer experience as great as those early online shooters.

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Nothing gets the hype up more for a game than a good beta, and Ubisoft plans to use the steam from Tom Clancy's The Division's recent beta to keep the hype train rolling. The company has recently revealed that The Division will be receiving three paid expansions, which will be covered by the season pass, as well as an unknown number of smaller free updates, which will include new multiplayer modes and more. What little information we have for the expansions seems appropriate for a desolate apocalypse landscape, but hopefully we will learn more by the time the game launches in early March.

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