Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/16/2015

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/16/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be tough for a parent to keep track of. Between work, carting the kids to everywhere under the sun, cooking, cleaning, and maybe (just maybe) getting a chance to sleep for a few hours parents just don’t have the time to keep up with everything happening in their child’s hobby.

If the above paragraph describes you, then we have an answer for you. Every Friday morning EFG will be publishing a digest of some of the biggest video game news that your family needs to know. So kick back with your morning coffee and enjoy!

Star Wars: Battlefront Was EA’s Biggest Beta Event Ever

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9 million people played the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta over this past weekend (I was one of them!) making it their biggest beta event ever. The event featured two team based gameplay modes. One featured teams competing to capture escape pods full of supplies. The other took place on Hoth and involved the rebels trying to prevent Imperial AT-AT walkers from reaching their base.

EA “celebrated” this success in a very interesting way. They announced a Season Pass for Star Wars: Battlefront priced at $50 that includes 4 different DLC packs and a few other minor updates, but did not share any hard details. No one is required to purchase a Season Pass, but it is hard to swallow a company posting the highest priced season pass in history without more details.

Rocket League is getting some a “Timely” update on October 21, 2015

Rocket League is one of the surprise hits of 2015. It features multiplayer action where players play a game of large scale soccer using rocket powered cars. On October 21, 2015 it will be getting an addon in the form of the Delorean skin from Back to the Future.

 

HALO 5: Guardians Launch Trailer

Destiny Now has an online store Selling Emotes for Real Money


Activision has opened an in-game store inside Destiny for players to purchase vanity items like emotes and dance using real life money. The new update includes 18 such emotes that range from a “come at me bro” to  “The Carlton.” No. Seriously. Watch the video. It’s the Carlton.

 

PvZ Theme Park Attraction

A Plants vs Zombies themed attraction will be arriving to the Carowinds theme park in North Carolina in the Spring of 2016. They are calling it an Intra-active attraction that pits two teams of 32 players in competition of sorts.

“An intra-active experience means the game allows players to interact with the opposing team’s screen. Guests will step inside the state-of-the-artPlants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena complex decked with 3-D technology, massive screens, surround sound and motion-based seats, to enjoy outrageous and imaginative encounters with their competition. Teams will compete in the Plants vs. Zombies universe during an almost five minute backyard battle, where they’ll shoot screens with blasters and track their scores as they go.”

Source: Carowinds Website

 

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