Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

PSP, DS / Action / Release: Nov 3, 2009 / ESRB: T

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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Tales of Monkey Island, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, More

As part of the Perils of Summer sale on Steam, a new set of deals has been unleashed for the day. For the next 24 hours of so, gamers can snag some digital game goodness at low, low prices.

Notable standouts include the Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack from Telltale Games for $11.90 and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising for $4.50.

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Patch 1.02 Lands Packing Free 'Overwatch' DLC

A new Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising patch has parachuted onto PC to deploy scores of fixes and free DLC, available in a 245MB download over on FileShack.

The patch for Codemasters' shooter bundles the 'Overwatch' downloadable content pack free of charge--which cost $5 when it hit Xbox 360 in December--to add two new multiplayer games, a pair of multiplayer modes and two Fireteam Engagements. Read more »

"Thanks for the free DLC, I love it when companies do this. Too bad your game is absolute shit ..."
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising 'Overwatch' DLC Hits Xbox 360, Due Elsewhere 'Soon'

The second downloadable add-on for Codemasters' tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is now available on Xbox 360, with PC and PlayStation 3 versions coming "soon," according to the company.

"Overwatch," as the download is called, brings two "game-changing" multiplayer modes: Supremacy and Blindside. In Blindside, "the PLA must complete objectives in the shortest time possible while the USMC defends," while Supremacy sees players trying to "occupy strategically vital positions." Read more »

"This DLC should be free. I feel like the 60 dollars I dropped on this title should cover any DLC ..."
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Demo Lands

The first mission of Codemasters' tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising can now be sampled and assessed on PC with a 1.39GB demo from FileShack.

Charging players with entering enemy territory to pave the way for a larger force by disabling a radar station and missile sites, the mission 'Dragon Rising' can be played in either singleplayer or co-op. You can also experience "turning it right up to 11" with Hardcore mode, where the HUD is turned off to leave you at the mercy of your senses. Read more »

"Just finished playing this demo - took me a couple of hours to complete all the secondary ..."
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Patch Hits PC, Delivers Free DLC

The first patch for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has arrived on PC with free downloadable content in tow, now available in a 243MB download on FileShack.

The included 'Skirmish' DLC adds four new multiplayer maps and two Fire Team Engagement missions, and is slated to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $5 (400 Microsoft Points) and $4 respectively following the release of a separate title update. Read more »

"Any word on a Steam compatible version, or when it will be updated via Steam?"
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising 'Skirmish' DLC Announced, Coming Free to PC Tomorrow

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising developer Codemasters has announced a downloadable content pack titled 'Skirmish' will hit its tactical battlefield shooter soon.

Bringing two new Fire Team Engagement missions plus four new multiplayer maps, the Skirmish pack will come to the PC edition tomorrow bundled with a patch for free.

Skirmish will hit consoles following a title update, due tomorrow on Xbox 360 and "shortly" for PlayStation 3. Skirmish will cost $4 on PS3 but 400 MS Points ($5) on 360. Read more »

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Patch, DLC Coming This Month

Codemasters is plunking away on a patch to Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and are planning a simultaneous spoonful of DLC sugar to help the medicine go down.

"Our intention is to align [the patch] with the first DLC pack that's coming out as well, which is due around the end of October," said Codemasters producer Sion Lenton to Eurogamer. "Hopefully we'll do the whole thing in one." Read more »

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Launch Trailer Offers a Different Brand of Modern Warfare

Codemasters' Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising launches today, and as such we've got new screenshots and a launch trailer to share.

The military shooter is currently making its way to stores on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As for digital distribution, the PC version can be found on Steam as of today. Read more »

"Seeing as this title is having a rough start (forums ablaze everywhere). They better consider ..."
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Trailer Talks Keeping It Real

Authenticity is the subject of a new Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising developer diary, with the Codemasters gang detailing their quest for realism in everything from the tactical shooter's vehicle handling and paint jobs to motion capture and seeping blood.

Dragon Rising is released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 6.

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Media Celebrates Going Gold

Codemasters has today announced that its military sim Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has gone gold, hitting shelves on October 6 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

New screenshots and a trailer released in celebration of the golden news show its mission 'Eagle Offense,' with the objective to seize an enemy-controlled airfield.

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Trailer Talks Tech

The Codemasters gang return in another developer diary for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, this time praising the battlefield simulator's engine and all it enables.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising hits PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 6, waging singleplayer, co-op and multiplayer war across the vast open island of Skira. Read more »

"Modern Warfare bah give me this wow. True fully immserive worlds. I remember the first ..."
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Star Wars: Battlefront Elite Squadron Trailer Touts Handheld Spaceflight

If the idea of playing Star Wars: Battlefront on a handheld is still enticing, Elite Squadron could be worth your while. As with its predecessor, Renegade Squadron, the PSP version of Elite Squadron supports up to 16 players in multiplayer--and now all of them can fly around in spaceships, too.

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Operation Flashpoint Media Tackles Multiplayer

Having covered a variety of other topics in past media blasts, such as sound and the co-op campaign, developer Codemasters now turns our attention to the competitive multiplayer of Operation Flashoint: Dragon Rising with a new trailer and screens.

The PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 military sim shooter sequel, which is being crafted without the involvement of original Operation Flashpoint developer Bohemia, arrives on October 6. As for that latest trailer, you can find it embedded just below: Read more »

"Looks great! Man I wasted^h^h^h^h^h^hspent so many hours on OFP multiplayer I'm pretty sure I ..."
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Takes a Second Look at Co-op

A new trailer for Codemasters' Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising shows the battlefield sim's four-player campaign co-op mode, filled with all the tactical hi-jinks you and your chums can get up to when it hits PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 6.

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"hmmm this could very well fill the void for another Ghost Recon for a while if it doesn't suck."
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Operation Flashpoint Trailer: Dragon Rising Sound

Codemasters says that its military shooter sequel Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising "stunning realistic audio." To illustrate that claim, it sent over a new developer diary.

In development for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Dragon Rising is due October 6.

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