Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield Heroes’

Battlefield Heroes’ Cartoon Lunacy

By Adam Smith on April 19th, 2012.

It's To The Moon's sequel

I thought Battlefield Heroes already had maps set on the moon. It seems like the kind of zany adventure the warring cartoons would be keen to partake in but it turns out this is their first time off-planet. There have been robots, festive firefights, halloween horrors and plenty of other additions deserving of the descriptors ‘oddball’ and ‘wacky’. And now it’s the turn of the moon to have colourful men bunny hopping all over its face. All is explained in the videofilm below.

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Battlefield Heroes Does The Robot

By John Walker on March 15th, 2012.

Or don't.
Battlefield Heroes has always felt like the poor man’s TF2. But it keeps on fighting on, and today has just added the option to play as a robot. Accompanying this comes a new video, explaining the story behind this. Dr. Doktor (wacky!) is determined to beat the Royals by bringing in a robotic army, after winning the gold medal for cycling at the Olympics… Huh?

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Battlefield Heroes Is All About The Giving

By Jim Rossignol on December 2nd, 2011.


Battlefield Heroes players must have been good boys and girls this year, because they are apparently all going to get presents from EA this month. The gifts come in the form of free stuff on their rewards page, and there are two things already in there. Having logged in I can confirmed that the first two days are Santa outfit the Royals and a “St Nikolas” outfit for the Nationals. More festive-themed gifts seem inevitable. We’re hoping for five gold rings at some point, but that seems like too much to ask.

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Flagging Behind: Battlefield Heroes

By Adam Smith on November 21st, 2011.

Capture the cup, seize the saucer, take the tea

It’s not a real war unless there are flags involved. How else would we keep score, or fully understand who is in charge? Thankfully, Battlefield Heroes now has a capture the flag mode. Admittedly, I did have to check the date on this several times to make sure capture the flag wasn’t actually added in 1842, but it really was added just now. No doubt to compete with another cartoony free-to-play team-based FPS that may be thinking of adding just such a mode in the future. Or that may indeed have had such a mode since its original incarnation in 1996. To jolly things up, there’s a trailer to announce the news and it has a rather spiffy voiceover, reminiscent of a rigid lip.

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Battlefield Heroes’ Summer Super Stuff

By Jim Rossignol on June 28th, 2011.


Picking itself up and dusting itself off from a rude, if mild, hacking, Battlefield Heroes reveals its intentions to make summer a little snazzier for its players with new stuff. NEW STUFF! God, I hate old stuff. It’s so rubbish. Heroes’ new stuff includes pirate and wizard outfits for you to prance about in as you kill World War Analogy enemies in EA’s artfully cartoon environments, but also superhero outfits which grant you special superhero powers. There’s even a pair of trailers out to show off the kit in action, and you can check those out below!

Yeah, yeah, I can see you peeking. A few thoughts on this and attending F2P stuff below.
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LulzSec Over, Release Battlefield Heroes Data

By John Walker on June 26th, 2011.

So hopefully this is the last lot.

LulzSec, the hacker group who have claimed responsibility for many of the high profile attacks on gaming companies, publishers, and even the CIA, have declared their work is done, their time is up, and they’re off. Apparently it was always intended to be a 50 day voyage aboard their Lulzboat, and it has come to an end. They believe they have revitalised the Antisec Movement, and entertained themselves along the way. Which they claim, albeit in hindsight, was always their goal. But whatever their reasons, their goodbye comes with perhaps their biggest release of data yet. It’s going to be messy. This one contains 550,000 Battlefield Heroes Beta users’ details, and the details of 50,000 users from “random gaming forums”.

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Ben Cousins Talks Battlefield Play4Free

By Jim Rossignol on March 22nd, 2011.


Electronic Arts are making some serious progress into the sphere of free-to-play games, and it’s interesting to watch this established and old school mainstream publisher gear up to explore that fresh frontier. One of EA’s pioneers heading off into that great unknown is Ben Cousins, who is the general manager of EA’s free-to-play branch, Easy Studios. I talked to him about Battlefield Play4Free. Battleforge, and more.

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EA’s Cousins: $60 Games “Exploitative”

By Jim Rossignol on March 22nd, 2011.


Later today we’ll publish an interview with Ben Cousins, who is the general manager of EA’s free-to-play branch, Easy Studios. In it he has some interesting and provocative things to say about current game models, as well as talking about the imminent launch of Battlefield Play4Free. When discussing the controversies surrounding various free-to-play payment models, he made this observation about the traditional full-priced game market:

“I can’t think of anything more exploitative than gating all of your content behind having to pay someone $60. That’s a really harsh business model if you think about it objectively. What we do is enable everyone to play the game, and figure out if they like it. If they don’t like it they can walk away and they don’t lose anything.”

The future of gaming, said Cousins, is “platform agnostic” and based in “free games with deep multiplayer experiences.”

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Bangin’: Battlefield Heroes Hit 7 Million Users

By Quintin Smith on March 8th, 2011.

Just out of frame is a plane flying with a soldier sitting on each wing. No, really.

News bugle VG24/7 reports that Battlefield Heroes, EA’s free to play spin-off of the Battlefield franchise has just hit 7 million registered users. With the game coming out 19 months ago, that’s an average of 368,421 new users each month, which is even more than Kieron’s mum. Of course, free-to-play games always achieve ludicrous user numbers, but even so this is noteworthy. Read Jim’s aging Eurogamer review of BFH here, or read about the in-game 7 million user celebrations and watch an old yet steadfastly impressive trailer-cum-theme-song below.
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Battlefield Heroes V2 Mode

By Jim Rossignol on April 20th, 2010.


There’s a new game mode arrived for free-to-play cartoon shooter, Battlefield Heroes. It’s live on a new night-time map. EA says:

In this fast paced game mode you and your allies must capture and hold the rocket and keep it from enemy hands. Jump in with gusto or rocket fuel and make sure your enemies do not get the upper hand and claim the rocket for themselves.

You can see a bit more about it in the trailer, which I stuck down there in clickland. (Grumbling about the cost of micropayments continues, it seems – anyone familiar with current state of play?) Also: JETPACKS!
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Vampires Vs Werewolves in BFH

By Jim Rossignol on January 30th, 2010.


So here’s a thing: Werewolves and Vampires are being added to free FPS Battlefield Heroes. It’s some kind of micro-payment event, lasting a month, where you can pay to be able to rise again in the night maps of the game. “Once-dead Nationals can be transformed into blood-sucking vampires and Royals into teeth bearing werewolves.” Okay then. A trailer, below, explains a bit more.
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