Medal of Honor: Airborne

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MOH Airborne patched on PC

MOH Airborne patched on PC

Fresh maps, mode, weapons.

Electronic Arts has popped out a fresh update for Medal of Honor Airborne on PC.

It makes the war a bit more interesting by offering Hunt Classic and Heraklion maps in multiplayer, the option to swap rifles for other weapons on dedicated servers, and a new Objective Mode.

Personally we are much more excited about being able to broadcast announcements to everyone on the server. Yes you do have to be an administrator, but a little bit of this and that and here and there and Bob's your uncle.

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X360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round Seven

Digital FoundryX360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round Seven

One man, 12 games, many arguments.

After a joyous yuletide spent playing Naughty Dog's supreme Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, it's back to the frontlines of the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 console war for this reporter, with the latest battery of cross-platform confrontations. You know the score by now: impartial criticism on each multi-format release is the name of the game, the aim being to supplement the original Eurogamer reviews with additional commentary relevant to each version of the game, with gameplay the primary concern.

As is the norm with our face-off comparison features, each game feature is supplemented with a range of ultra-clean screengrabs losslessly extracted from the HDMI ports of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Elite. A Digital Foundry HD capture station is used to acquire every last pixel output by the consoles at full 24-bit precision, with the unit calibrated to full-range RGB and both systems set up likewise. As 1080p performance is so variable on PlayStation 3, we've included screenshots of this video mode in action where applicable and how the results compare to the Xbox 360's in-built GPU scaler on the same titles.

So... the games then. A colossal array of wares to get through in what is the biggest face-off feature yet; 12 titles that between them rate a 'not bad at all' 7.5/10 when their Eurogamer review scores are taken as an average.

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Eurogamer TV Show - Episode 21

Video Games Live! War! 2007 again!

This Christmas, spare a thought for our war veterans. Still on active duty, and deserted by their commanding officer, these brave men and women fight on in the face of intense media cynicism, wanting nothing more this yuletide than something to send to the kids back home.

EA sits on UK charts throne

Big debuts can't shift it.

EA has remained at the top of the UK all-formats charts this week, where Medal of Honor: Airbone soared above big-name competition from Midway, Nintendo and Sony.

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Up in the sky.

Today is a good day. Today is a day we don't have to begin a Medal of Honor review with a tired reflection on how there are too many World War II games, on how many Germans we've shot over the years, or on how the series went downhill as soon as the ranks that make up Infinity Ward jumped original developer 2015's ship. No. Today, we'll just get on with telling you how much we really enjoyed Airborne. We're as surprised as anyone.

Presumably it's down to critical violence. That is, if you verbally beat EA around the face and neck often enough, they actually pay attention to the feedback people give them. That's certainly the impression you get from playing Medal of Honor: Airborne, because it systematically addresses so many of the niggly flaws that we've all harboured for years. However hardened your cynicism might be for the series - and WWII games in general - Airborne is refreshingly engaging from start to finish.

You play Boyd Travers - Private First Class of the US 82nd Airborne Division - or, in other words, a random young chump who's booted out of aircraft for a living and tasked with parachuting into the heart of enemy strongholds to kill men with different hats. You, as Boyd, fight six distinct real-life battles during the latter stages of the war, from Operation Husky in the Sicilian village of Adanti, through mainland Italy along the Amalfi coast, through to a 'D-Day in reverse' mission on the approach to Utah Beach. From there the game takes in other famous battles, including Operation Market Garden in Nijmegen, the epic Operation Varsity in the heart of a war factory, through to the hugely memorable climax in the concrete behemoth of Der Flakturm (the flak tower) - without doubt one of the most intense World War II missions you'll ever play.

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Skate, MOH demos soon

EA reckons next week.

EA has told Eurogamer that Live Marketplace demos for Skate and Medal of Honor: Airborne are likely to go up next week.

Medal of Honor Airborne

Happy landings.

They say that E3 is always a crap place to get a good look at a game, but my time with Medal of Honor Airborne takes this to a new extreme: I can't actually pick the enemies out from the scenery. Such is the depth of rubble, and the density of similar colours on the textures that wrap the fallen tiles, halves of bricks and half-buried window frames, that I have to put on my glasses to spot the German movements further up the street. It's absolute chaos. A few seconds later I'm dead. And then it's back in the aeroplane for another attempt.

Giacchino scoring Medal of Honor

Airborne gets fancy send-off.

Michael Giacchino's keeping himself busy - having signed on to score Codemasters' upcoming "alternative" World War II shooter Turning Point, now we find out that he's written the music for EA's Medal of Honor: Airborne.

EGTV: Exclusive MoH trailer

EGTV: Exclusive MoH trailer

Airborne's all about choice.

Today's matinee movie on Eurogamer TV is an exclusive look at Medal of Honor: Airborne.

It shows us how EA's next-gen war effort is planning to take the genre one step further, by using the element of choice. You see, you don't have to start a mission or encounter in one particular area. Instead you can parachute down to any location you please.

You might want to land away from the action and sneak around to perform a flanking manoeuvre, or perhaps securing the top of a building for better vantage point would be your best choice. But then there's always the option of occupying a flare site for a more constant stream of supplies, or taking control of an artillery position to support your troops. The choice is yours.

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EA signs Jeep for MOH Airborne

Fast cars, slow news.

EA's put paid to any suggestion that the weeks following E3 are completely dead by announcing that it's signed a deal to use the Willys-Overland Jeep in Medal of Honor: Airborne.

Superman, MOH delayed

To make better games.

EA's decided to delay Superman Returns and Medal of Honor: Airborne in order to deliver a higher quality of game, according to veepee Frank Gibeau.

MOH Airborne: seven levels!

Should be big though. With co-op.

EA's latest World War II FPS Medal of Honour: Airborne will consist of seven levels, but will have a co-operative mode, according to print previews sneaking out to magazine subscribers this week.

Medal of Honor for PS3, X360

And PC/PS2/Xbox. You parachute into Europe and roam free, says EA.

Electronic Arts has finally confirmed reports that EA LA is working on Medal of Honour Airborne for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with PC, PS2 and Xbox versions also in development.