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Battlefield 4

7 years ago

Classy Action: Lawsuit Alleges EA Misled Over BF4 Bugs

It seems you're not the only ones who don't love EA. Law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP are pursuing action against the company for claims that Electronic Arts withheld information about the state of Battlefield 4 in order to artificially increase their share price. Now that the game is out, buggy and struggling commercially, Electronic Arts' share price has dipped. That makes investors…

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Plants Vs Zombies: GW Goes Battlefield In New Mode

I sure do love the fact that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is suffering an arbitrary delay on PC. Makes savoring each promotional morsel all the sweeter, yes indeed. Who needs dumb anchors like a release date and payoff when you can praise the heavens for every little crumb that tumbles your way instead? Wait, no, the other thing: ugggggggggggggggggggghhhhh.Oh but Garden Warfare's Battlefield-inspired Gardens…

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DICE Halting Future Projects Until Battlefield 4 Is Stable

Like Battlefield 3 before it, Battlefield 4's launch hasn't exactly been graceful. If our baseline metric for grace is a lithe, ethereally beautiful swan, then BF4 thus far has been said swan getting squashed into a writhing mass of meaty chunks by a thousand levolutions. Bugs, glitches, crashes - you name it, BF4 has grappled with it on PC and consoles. DICE, unsurprisingly, is aware…

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Battlefield 4 Patch Will ‘Fix’ The Elevator Catapult

I remember back in the early '90s, when RPS came with two disks taped to the front and a sheet of stickers inside. Back then, when internet connections were slow, those disks were the best way to get the enormous patches that developers would release for games, and that made those updates a kind of curse. Why couldn't developers just get it right the first…

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Battlefield 4 Might Have A Game Mode For Everyone

I tend to just glom onto one mode in multiplayer games, which means when I'm playing other modes and maps*, and people are shouting at me to do the thing with the thing, all I hear is "Blah blah Craig is handsome and best blah". I just stick to what I know, because I don't need affirmation. Anyway, other people like variety in their games,…

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Betafield: BF4 Open Beta In October

I'm more of a far-off admirer of Battlefield than someone with an active interest in it. I have my binoculars trained on it and I can tell it's beautiful, it's big, and it looks like a lot of fun. But I have Arma 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (I've been casually playing CS:GO with some friends for the past few evenings), and there's no more…

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Island Hopping: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Footage

Watching this video of Battlefield 4's multiplayer, as an EA producer views a huge battle for control of an island chain, reminded me of how I used to play Battlefield 2: I'd stay after work at PC Gamer, along with Tom Francis and the quietly brilliant Steve Williams. We'd load up a 64-man map on the LAN and mess about for a couple of hours.…

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Heh, They Really Called It “Battlelog”

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…

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Shock: Battlefield 4’s Campaign Will Be About Things

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…

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Emotions & Explosions: Frostbite 3 Engine Trailer

I've figured out why developers and publishers make game engine trailers. Like the Wizard Of Oz, the game engine is responsible for what's going on behind the scenes. It is the giant, floating head that demands tribute. In this case, the tribute is four minutes of people talking about Frostbite 3 using terms like "Seamless Reality". It skips extolling how these grown men spend their…

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Battlefield: What Is It Good Four?

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…

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8 years ago

Weapons Free: EA Cutting Gun Licenses, Keeping Guns

I don't think it's a stretch to say Battlefield would be a very different game if it didn't have any guns. Perhaps you would instead aggressively point and yell at angry men until they realized you were even angrier, hurriedly stepping aside and saying, "Phew, I don't want to mess with that guy." Or maybe the series would simply be renamed "Field," and you'd be…

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

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…

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Teased: Battlefield 4 Will Have Boats, Awful Slogan

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…

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Battlefield Battle: BF3 To Be Supported After BF4’s Launch

EA's policy with sequelized franchises tends to mirror that of an over-excited puppy or me when I'm talking to anyone and an over-excited puppy prances into view: out of sight, out of mind. Servers quietly disappear, DLC dries up entirely, and empires (mostly of the sporting variety) crumble. DICE, however, swears the same fate won't befall Battlefield 3. It's going strong right now with Armored…

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Battlefield 4 Is Really Real, Beta Next Year

Just in case you thought I was pulling your leg/was a gullible tool when we posted about the apparent leak of Battlefield 4, EA have stopped pretending it didn't happen and officially 'fessed up. They've confirmed that, yes, people who pre-order Medal of Honor: Man Who Fights Wars will get priority access to the beta of the next Battlefield, and that's scheduled for 'Fall 2013.'…

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