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Battlefield

5 months ago

Battlefield 1 & 4 get another wave of free DLC giveaways

EA are retiring season passes for the Battlefield series starting with Battlefield V, and it seems that they're gradually making that change retroactive, at least in part. Today, owners of Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4 who only have the base games can pick up the Turning Tides and Second Assault expansions respectively for the always-reasonable price of free, although you'll need to grab them via…

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9 months ago

Rumour-o-rama: Battlefield V revisiting WW2 this year

How do war game makers pick which war to fight in their next game? It's a little-known fact that the games industry unites every year to settle this by drawing balls. It's important that games don't all pick the same war, after all, and draws were deemed the best method after several disastrous years of paintball tournaments. Call of Duty got the much-coveted World War…

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10 months ago

Mysterious next Battlefield game out this year from Dice

Electronic Arts quietly notannounced a new Battlefield game during their conference call last night, alongside notdelaying BioWare's Anthem. They said very little about it, because they acknowledge its existence but haven't formally announced it, see. Will it be set in the past, near-past, present, near-future, or future? Battlefield 5? Bad Company 3? Hardline 2? 1944? 2143? Hut hut! It's all a big mystery for now.…

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2 years ago

Battlefield 1 Devs Talk Weapon Changes

Abandoning modern warfare for the brutality of World War I was a bold move for Battlefield 1 [official site], and now developers DICE have revealed more details on how that change in setting will affect what Battlefield does best: shooting. Along with a small teaser trailer earlier this week, DICE have posted a Q&A with weapon designer Julian Schimeck hinting at some of the more…

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3 years ago

Battlefield 1 Announced, Set In World War One

Battlefield 1 [official site] will be this year's new game in EA's FPS series, set in World War One, earlier than ever before. I suppose this means that all the hilarious jokes people have made about "not playing Battlefield 2142 until they've played the previous 2141 games" were actually eerie predictions. All Battlefield games until this have been part of an incredibly ambitious plan to…

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Battleface: New Battlefield Game Teaser-Trailed

At 9PM BTS/4PM ET, we'll find out whether the new Battlefield game is Battlefield 5, Battlefield: More Uncomfortable Police Brutality Allusions, or something else entirely. I'm wondering if it could be something a little science-fictional, in order to go toe-to-toe with what COD is up to. Also, wild speculation funtimes: the seconds-long teaser trailer below suggests that its Big Face Man is looking up at…

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Battlefield 4 Spring Patch Will Add Guns, Guns, Guns

It’s no surprise to see DICE continue to support Battlefield 4[official site]. If you compare its stats with those of the more recently released Battlefield Hardline, it’s clear BF4 is the PC owner’s Battlefield of choice. With the upgrades made in the upcoming Spring Patch, releasing “late May”, those players will probably be sticking around a while longer.  With rebalanced weapons across the board, this…

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4 years ago

Battlefield: Hardline Trailer Launches Rockets, Cars, Game

Whatever to do about a game like Battlefield: Hardline [official site]? I had a lot of hope for it to begin with, slowly chipped away by a disappointing beta and unenthusiastic previews. It was a great opportunity for either some introspection on the nature of law enforcement (unlikely) or a 70s buddy cop style tale about half a city getting blown up to stop some robbers.…

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Feature: Caught by the fuzz

Hands On: Battlefield Hardline

After a mixed reaction to the beta, including from our own Graham, Battlefield Hardline [official site] is looking to prove that it isn’t simply a reskin of Battlefield 4 with policemen instead of soldiermen. In many ways, it looks like it is going to have trouble shaking that assumption. But in one particular way (a single game mode called Hotwire), it is going to come…

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Battlefield Hardline Slips An Awful Lot

Battlefield Hardlines, originally slated for 21st October this year, has now been given a significantly later release date. The Space Year 2015. "Early" 2015. On a slippy day for EA, which also saw the announcement of Dragon Age: Inquisition sliding into November, DICE's cops-n-robbers reinvention of the Battlefield series seems to have taken a much more serious hit. Apparently in response to what maybe wasn't…

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Testy: DICE Considering Early Access For Battlefield

In an interview with Game Informer, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson stated that the beta process for future Battlefield titles may resemble an Early Access release. "We have nothing to announce, but we are having discussions when it comes to [early access]...It comes not from a business perspective, but more from a perspective of if it would help us have a stable launch of…

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6 years ago

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.…

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Listen, Shut Up, DICE Are NOT A Battlefield Factory

As the decidedly not very good Medal Of Honor: WARFACEFIGHTER received its critical pannings, one refrain was repeated again and again: they're the games EA puts out on the year's DICE don't have a new Battlefield ready. That may well be true, but EA are now at pains to point out (not necessarily in reaction, I should say) that DICE are not "a Battlefield factory".…

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Feature: A Thorny Issue

Paradox’s DLC Policy: Don’t Piss Off The Community

It's easy to feel cynical about DLC. John took a stroll through that particular minefield a couple days ago, and while he found plenty of good buried beneath all the righteous fury, worrisome practices still abound. Day-one DLC, season passes, and the like litter the current landscape, and - despite what some might claim - business models do influence game design. It's unavoidable. With some fervent…

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8 years ago

Battlefield Play4Free: Trailer2Watch

Battlefield Play4Free is unacceptable. The title, I mean. It looks like it should be some ramshackle shop that briefly appears on the road that runs behind the high street. The one with offers in the window written in pen, and a guy behind the counter with a recent prison tattoo on his knuckles. "Yeah, I can yet ya Battlefield. Nah, sorry, I only take cash."…

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Watch4Free: Battlefield Play4Free Footage

Who's excited about Battlefield Play4Free? I'm not, but only because as Ben Cousins, Senior Producer of EA Dice says, "It's much more aimed at a traditional First Person Shooter fan." Me? I like contemporary first person shooters. I like to scald myself by taking fat bites from the endless chili pepper of innovation. Battlefield: Even Better Destructible Terrain, that'd be the game for me. Below…

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Shot Shot: Battlefield Play4Free Announced

EA has announced Battlefield Play4Free, which will be released in Spring 2011 and will offer you guys Battlefield... for free! It's from the makers of Battlefield Heroes (which you can also play for free), will feature 32 player action and will combine "the most popular maps from Battlefield 2 with the familiar classes and powerful weapons of Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2." Fighting will "earn in-game…

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New Battlefield To Be Announced This Friday

EG report that Easy, developers of Battlefield Heroes, will be announcing a "completely new" Battlefield title this Friday. Easy's general manager also let it be known that the title won't be (a) Battlefield 3, or (b) Battlefield Assault, which is the name of a domain EA picked up recently. Sometimes I think RPS is two sites. One of them is called Hot Manshoots, and the…

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11 years ago

That’s No Titan

God, Battlefield 2142 takes a really long time to install. It takes an even longer time to patch (a good 20-odd minutes for the most recent one), which makes me shout "so exactly what is it that's so special about you?" at my supposedly super-fruity quad-core CPU. This rather complicated my plan to take a quick look at First Strike, an interesting and just-released Star…

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