Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield Heroes’

EA Studio Showcase Audiostreams

VG247 has a bunch of audio recordings of the presentations from EA’s London studio showcase earlier today. The sound quality is a bit iffy, but the info is good. There’s also a bunch of new screens. Mm, rich, tasty info.

The lovely Ben Cousins on Battlefield Heroes. Both interview and presentation.

The alien sex-fancier Ray “Bioware” Muzyka on Mass Effect PC. Hot.

Talkomatic Paul Barnett on Warhammer Online.

Valve’s Mr Lombardi on Left4Dead. (Prefaced by plenty of presentation blather.)

Phew. Anyone for a beer?

James Salt Battlefield Heroes Interview

[Old Comrade-In-State-(Ask Your Posturing Games Forumite Dad, kids)-Arms Lazarii became a games journalist. And now he’s stopped being a games journalist. Now, as he runs off and does something which will probably earn proper money, he finds that he’s an interview got left which he did with James Salt, Lead Designer of Battlefield Heroes. He lobs it at us. We print it. Win!

In it Salt talks about the inspirations behind the aesthetics change (“The Team Fortress 2 question”), how the look rejuvenates enthusiasm for the period, the work method and whether he prefers it to Battlefield Bad Compa… Waitasec, Lazarii, that’s a bloody console game. You cad.

All starts beneath the cut, after the traditional staring developer eyes.]
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Battlefield Heroes: The First Look

Proper screenshots beyond the jump.
Could this be the future of PC gaming? Battlefield Heroes has the potential to be one of the most important games the PC has ever seen. Free to play, funded by advertising, super-accessible, playable on a low-spec PC, and still attempting to capture some of what makes a classic PC title so entertaining to play: it’s one of the smartest things EA/DICE have ever done. And it’s funny, too.

Past the jump: my impressions from the GDC demo, the trailer, and the some screenshots.
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Battlefield Heroes: It’s Like This

Info-armies from across the globe have been pincer-movementing the internet this past week to paint a clearer picture of what EA/DICE’s upcoming free-to-play, casual team shooter will be like.
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Battlefield Heroes

No screenshots yet, unfortunately

And so the legacy of Team Fortress 2 begins to unfold… EA have announced a free to play Battlefield game with a distinctly cartoonish look: Battlefield Heroes. The only details so far arrive in the form of that content-free website, the press release reproduced after the jump, and this (annoyingly registration-hungry) New York Times article on the unique appeal of the free-to-play games model.

Some thoughts and things after the click.

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