Press Association It is understood officers will patrol areas with a bid to cutting out graffiti – messages have previously been painted about the Munich air disaster and the death of ex-City midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe – while specially trained dogs will hunt for flares carried by supporters. Officers will also be given protective eyewear, although only to those on the segregation lines, while hand-held cameras will be used in the wake of key incidents such as goals. The police are also expected to increase public warnings in the days building up to the game. Greater Manchester Police is to increase security for next weekend’s Manchester derby, Press Association Sport understands. Trouble marred last December’s meeting between City and United at the Etihad Stadium, with visiting defender Rio Ferdinand hit by a coin before being confronted by a fan who managed to get on the pitch. The two sides meet at the same venue on Sunday, September 22 and safety measures will be ramped up in order to prevent any flare-ups.
Arguable the most anticipated game so far this year, Titanfall is a mere hours away for some. With a digital version available for every platform the game is going to exist on at launch, there’s a good chance you could be stuck waiting for your game to download instead of playing when the servers go live. Unless of course, you preload your game.If you’re not planning to wait in line at your local game store at midnight to pick up the small person-sized Collector’s Edition box for PC, digital folks will be seated comfortably at home when Titanfall launches for the US. Whether you’ve purchased the game directly from the Origin store or are waiting for it to become available for purchase on Xbox Live, we’re only a few hours away from the launch.PC owners will have the ability to preload Titanfall, meaning if you purchase the game now you can have everything ready to go the second it goes live in your timezone. According to Respawn, the launch of Titanfall will be staggered like this:United States: 3/11/14 – 12:00 AM PDTCanada: 3/11/14 – 12:00 AM PDTMexico: 3/11/14 – 12:00 AM PSTBrazil: 3/11/14 – 4:00 AM BRTAustria: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM CETFrance: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM CETGermany: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM CETIreland: 3/14/14 – 12:00 AM GMTItaly: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM CETSpain: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM CETUnited Kingdom: 3/14/14 – 12:00 AM GMTAustralia: 3/13/14 – 12:00 AM AEDTNew Zealand: 3/14/14 – 12:00 AM NZDTPreloading the game is easy. If you’ve already purchased Titanfall for your PC, you’ll see a preload option available to you in the Origin app on your computer. If you haven’t made the purchase yet, you’ll see the preload option appear as soon as the transaction is complete and Titanfall has been added to your Library. If you pre-ordered the game at a retail outlet, you’ll be provided with a code that will add the game to your Library, which means you can’t preload without that code.If you’re planning to purchase the game digitally on the Xbox One, you’ll need to wait until it is available on Xbox Live to do so. The game will then need to download and install, and neither Microsoft nor Respawn has announced a preload function for the console version yet.There will be no “Day One” update for Titanfall on the Xbox One to address the resolution of the game, which was suggested when the Beta rolled out last month. Just like the Beta, Titanfall on the Xbox One will run at 792p. There may be an update later on that addresses this (and gets it nearer to 900p), but at launch the game will likely look almost exactly like the Beta. read more