Anyone excited for the new Star Wars Battlefront?

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  1. Minuteman

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    See subject, I know I'm excited! Open beta next week!
     
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    Very!

    Hopefully it will be a smooth launch and less buggy than BF4.
     
  3. LeHah

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    Whoa whoa whoa, when is the Beta starting? I honestly thought that it was plugged for the end of this month.
     
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    The graphics look amazing but if they're using the Frostbite engine, I'm leery. BF4 was a hot mess. :)
     
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    The beta starts Thursday.

    BF3 and BF4 were both buggy disasters at launch, but they were very well designed and lots of fun. We spent a lot (way too much) time fighting through the glitches because the games themselves were so good. So if Battlefront can just get its issues fixed before launch (and we should get a sense of this during the beta), then I would bet the game itself will be a winner.

    My biggest problem is how congested this time of year gets. What the heck came out worth playing in the first eight months of this year? Now everything is dropping all at once, as it always does.
     
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    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    I'm very excited for Battlefront! And would be happy to play with any WingNuts doing the Xbox One version.
     
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    you're on. :)
     
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    Battlefront hasn't interested me that much... I'm curious but I'm not running out and getting it at launch. If the reports are great and you guys are all playing I might have to pick it up though (not that I'm ever online when everyone else is).

    I'm definitely interested in getting Fallout 4 though for PC.
     
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    I think the real benefit to getting it at launch is the Jakku DLC, which supposedly sets us up for the first act of Force Awakens. (Similarly, all roads seem to lead to Jakku in the new canon... the Journey to TFA stuff seems to be leaving us off right before the battle begins.)
     
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    It's on my to buy list!
    I just need to wait for pay day.
     
  13. LeHah

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    I see what you did there. :|
     
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    Not totally germane to this discussion but: Anyone else tried out the Xbox One streaming feature in Win10? I've been playing around with it and I really like it. I've noticed that unless you're using a 5ghz wifi network all the way around it tends to die horribly, but I ended up keeping my Xbox on the 5ghz and wiring my PC to the router and it works like a champ. (My PC is a ginormous desktop so it's not a problem to use a physical cable, and I have an older 2.4 ghz WiFi card in it), plus the app interface is nice, and the ability to remotely power on the Xbox (which would seem like an obvious feature but strangely gets overlooked sometimes) shows some thought.

    Once MS gets the reverse PC->Xbox streaming feature complete, I should be able to play WCP/SO on a giant-arse screen. It will help facilitate the next generation of wingnuts in my house (mu hu hahahahaha)!
     
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    I haven't tried that, but a solution I have used that works well is AirPlay from a Mac to the Apple TV. This would work for DOS WC games in DOSBox and Prophecy/Secret Ops in Wine. And I do happen to have my AppleTV plugged into my XBox One so it all links back together. :)
     
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    NVidia's Shield could probably do the same since it's a dedicated PC streaming system. I think they have a Wi-Fi -> HDMI adapter as well.
     
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    For you PC gamers out there, here's a nice benchmark: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_page...ta_vga_graphics_performance_benchmarks,5.html

    Runs excellent on most GPUs and the comments about graphics from other reviewers seem all about authenticity of the Star Wars look and feel. They used phototelemetry to capture all the old production sets and tools, everything has a sci-fi retro/modern but worn out look.

    I can't wait, my PC at least should be able to handle it very well. :)
     
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    Not at all. No space combat and no single player campaign equals an utterly uninterested RogueBanshee though I could forgive the lack of space combat if the franchise had some space combat games coming soon. Why and how did the game designers ge the idea that the franchise was named Ground Wars, or Planet Wars locked in their heads? This madness seemed to take over almost all of the non-MMO Star Wars game designers at the dawn of the PS3/Wii/Xbox 360 era and is still on going from all signs. And even the MMO space combat isn't the best IMO.
     
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    @RogueBanshee
    They do have an aerial combat level, it looks really cool as each side take turn to be the "Escort that Big Fat Target" fighters.

    Space battle will probably come later in a DLC, knowing EA/DICE... -_-
     
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    well, as SC trial atm
    the beta ran fine and fast here in my humble
    -i3 4130 3.3
    -8gb ram
    -GTX 660 Synergy ED
    all on med-high, and without stuttering or slowdowns

    it looks more like a arcadey Battlefield, which is good, but i hated the ship controls
     

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