Welcome to another edition of Beyond Co-Op, the weekly piece where we look at news in the game industry that transcends the co-op only genre. Let's see what' son the table as we quickly approach November.
Here are this week's stories:
- Dishonored Getting DLC
- BioShock Infinite Gets a New Trailer
- Medal of Honor Reviews Aren't so Hot
- Xbox SmartGlass Released for Android
- MechWarrior Online Open Beta Incoming
Dishonored Getting DLC
Dishonored's length may have come into question for some folks, but the incredible single player game is getting some additional content to expand the world. Called "The Trials of Dunwall City," the $4.99 DLC will feature 10 maps of varying difficulty including an arena based survival level. Bethesda also promised additional DLC for the game in 2013, while Trials of Dunwall City will hit in early December.
Bioshock Infinite Has a New Trailer
Medal of Honor Reviews Aren't so Hot
Reviews of the new Medal of Honor game are in, and sadly, they aren't very good. Scores range from a 1 to a 5 with almost nothing higher than a 6. The game's length, lack luster AI, and uneven multiplayer. Sadly it seems if this game was going to go up against Call of Duty, it doesn't stand a fighting chance.
Xbox SmartGlass Released for Android
The Xbox SmartGlass app has been released for Android, giving users another way to control their Xbox. Not only does your Android Phone or Tablet mimick a controller, it provides feedback information on the screen. For instance a movie might show chapter titles and quick tabs to switch between them or a game might provide you with HUD like information while connected. SmartGlass is in its infancy, but there's a lot of potential here for some really cool applications.
Source: Google Play
MechWarrior Online Open Beta Incoming
MechWarrior Online has been in a closed Alpha and Beta state for the better part of 6 months now, but the game is about to open its doors to the public. Things kick off on October 29th.
MONTREAL - October 26, 2012 – Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games announced today that MechWarrior Online is set for Open Beta next week on October 29. MechWarrior Online, one of 2012's most anticipated titles, has been lauded by fans and the games media as the return of true mech combat. Recently the companies jointly announced that the MechWarrior Online Founder's Program achieved more than $5 million dollars in sales since July.
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech™. Command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.
Get your pilot name and more information at www.mwomercs.com.