Posts Tagged ‘Dice’

Heh, They Really Called It “Battlelog”

By Jim Rossignol on July 26th, 2013.


I suppose I should have got over finding that funny by now, but I really haven’t. Anyway, the folks from EA/DICE are keen to talk about how the web-based game launcher system will be enabling your game functionality in the online infospace matrix we call The Big Hook Up for Battlefield 4. This next Battlefield game is, of course, out on October 29th, and I am looking forward to my inevitable descent into assault rifle sports for the following month.

But yes, Battlelog explained, below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

93 Comments »

Shock: Battlefield 4′s Campaign Will Be About Things

By Nathan Grayson on July 19th, 2013.

STAND BACK, I AM GOING TO EMOTION

Battlefield 4 is a game about stuff. Mainly – as with every Battlefield – multiplayer’s the main event, but you wouldn’t know it based on EA’s marketing efforts. Campaign this, “real human story” that, the profound subtlety of giant explosions blah blah blah. There may not be any dogs (wait for the Canine Kill DLC, releasing exclusively on everything this fall), but it’s hard not to see Battlefield’s single-player as the little tin soldier that marches behind Call of Duty with saucer-eyes of admiration. This time, though? Well, at least some of Battlefield’s setpieces look bigger. But the story? Er, if you put it in a room with synopses of every other military shooter, I probably couldn’t tell the difference.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

135 Comments »

Hoth, The DICE Planet: Star Wars – Battlefront

By Adam Smith on June 17th, 2013.

We know very little about Star Wars: Battlefront but it is in development and perhaps that in itself deserves mention? When EA took exclusive control of the well-tilled license, some observers no doubt feared/expected a procession of games in which Jar-Jar Binks must match three ewok faces in order to unlock new catchphrases. Fear not. DICE are taking a Frostbite of the Battlefront cherry, presumably bringing their distinctive brand of Things Blowing Up to Hoth and other such hotspots. As EA Games Label boss Patrick Söderlund told Eurogamer, “There are absolutely things in the previous Battlefront games that you’ll recognise and remember, but DICE wants to put its own flavour on it…but again, it’s going to be very Star Wars and very cool.” I have placed a thirty second trailer below, but is it cool? Is it Star Wars?

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

72 Comments »

Battlefield: What Is It Good Four?

By Jim Rossignol on June 11th, 2013.


Absolutely destructible scenery. And also a top-down commander mode. WUH OH. No, it’s probably fine, it might work, in the way so proven by numerous other RTSFPS hybrids. And yes, E3 actually coughed up the multiplayer part of Battlefield, instead of waving scriptilinear doodads in our faces once again. The videoed offerings showed a blistering street-battle in Shanghai, with the commander mode being used to apply convenient artillery.

Dudes get shot! (Below.)
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

124 Comments »

Mirror’s Edge 2, The Teaser Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on June 10th, 2013.


Mirror’s Edge wasn’t actually that good. Discuss.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

271 Comments »

DICE To Open Star Wars Focused Studio In LA

By Craig Pearson on May 15th, 2013.

DICE, the developers of Battlefield, and EA, who now own the rights to make Star Wars games, have bowed to the inevitable. According to a report in Gamasutra: “Electronic Arts has opened a new DICE studio in Los Angeles, with a key focus around creating new video games in the Star Wars franchise.”
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

79 Comments »

EA Registers Battlefield 13 – 20 Domains. But Who Got 21?

By John Walker on May 8th, 2013.

EA are a company that thinks ahead. The Battlefield series may only be working on its 4th pure edition right now, but the publisher has just registered domains for www.battlefield13.com to www.battlefield20.com, ensuring that they’re secure for at least the next few Christmasses.

But Rock, Paper, Shotgun is a company that thinks further ahead. RPS is a business that doesn’t rely on such medium-to-long-term thinking. And so it is that we will be the first place for all your www.battlefield21.com news.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

134 Comments »

Dun-Dun-Dun-Dun-Duh-Duh: EA Gets Star Wars Exclusivity

By Nathan Grayson on May 7th, 2013.

I was actually John Madden all along.

The more disenfranchised portions of the peanut gallery have spent years calling EA an evil empire and claiming that it’s done every horrific act short of blowing up Alderaan with a Death Star, so this feels oddly fitting. It’s probably not the headline you were looking for, but it does not lie: EA has officially snapped up rights for all things Star Wars and videogame-y. DICE, Visceral, and BioWare will be doing development honors on various offshoots, apparently. So then, Battlefield: Star Wars – Old Knights Dying In Space (On Ice!) in 3… 2… 1…

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

229 Comments »

Dicey: Unofficial Battlefield 3 Custom Server/Mod Tool

By Adam Smith on April 25th, 2013.

Battlefield 3 is finally getting a proper PC version, with custom server rules, a spectator mode and lots of other features unlocked or revealed for the first time. The Venice Unleashed project is an excavation of the shooter’s code and is the work of NoFaTe, who previously performed similar work on Bad Company 2. Beta signups are open now, as testing takes place, and NoFaTe reckons this could give the game a bright future: “Using our powerful Extension System, which exposes lots of engine/game functions and abilities, you can now create your own unique mods and gamemodes, without the need of performing complicated and game-breaking file modifications.”

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

54 Comments »

Battlefield 4 Prattle Feed For All The New News

By John Walker on March 27th, 2013.

Look, you can see the big dipper!

Tonight EA lured us in to a darkened cinema, on the promise of news about the only-just-announced-even-though-everyone-knew-about-it-for-ages Battlefield 4. But while we knew it existed, we didn’t know what it might contain. Um. Yeah, about that…

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

225 Comments »

Teased: Battlefield 4 Will Have Boats, Awful Slogan

By Nathan Grayson on March 22nd, 2013.

And/or rusty desk fans that have been thrown into the sea for some reason, which is another thing I've always felt was missing from Battlefield.

On principle, I despise blink-and-you’ll-miss-it brief, nearly information-free teasers. Unfortunately, they’re also almost exclusively the chosen language of triple-A publishers these days – at least until they open the floodgates on enough footage to spoil the entire game a month before it comes out. I would, however, be remiss if I didn’t mention that a) Battlefield 4 very clearly exists and b) year of the boat (the previously discussed year of the bow successor) sails ever onward, major franchises crashing against its monolithic hull like brittle kiddie pool waves. Watch both of the thus-far released (ugh, argh, grr, bleh) teasers after the break and pluck delicious, delicious proof from the pudding.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

128 Comments »