Posts Tagged ‘Dice’

I Say Thee Neigh: Battlefield 1 Post-Beta Balance Tweak

Battlefield 1 [official site] developers DICE have announced a few tweaks and changes they’re making to their World War 1 FPS following its open beta test earlier this month. Sorry, jockeys – the news isn’t good. Along with stripping horses of their adamantium plating, they’re changing scoring in Conquest mode and fiddling with more. Oh and hey, if you didn’t get to play in the open beta to discover how it runs on your PC, hey, DICE have finalised the system requirements now.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star Expansion Gets An Explode-y New Trailer, Release Date

X-Wings activate! Or whatever it is X-Wings do! It’s time to blow up the Death Star… again! But this time it’s in a video game—Star Wars Battlefront‘s [official site] Death Star add-on to be exact. If there’s one thing Star Wars’ bad guys love, it’s creating a massive planet-sized weapon and watching it get blown up by their enemies. When will they ever learn?

The Death Star expansion is out next Tuesday to Season Pass holders, so EA has treated us to a gameplay trailer. It looks as though you’ll be able to take the battle into outer space, or light up some Storm Troopers in frantic gun fights within the Death Star itself, re-enacting the classic battle.

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Cease Fire: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Ends On Thursday

When DICE launched the free Battlefield 1 [official site] open beta test last week, they didn’t say how long it would run for. Now we know. If you want to check out DICE’s arcade-y FPS take on World War 1, you’ve only got until Thursday. Or heck, if you’re happy living vicariously, you can read what happened when we sent Brendan trotting into the beta on his pony.

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Impressions: Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Beta

The Battlefield 1 [official site] beta has launched and despite some troubles it is now recruiting strapping young men and women to come and fight. We gave Brendan a shovel and volunteered him for the front lines.

As daft naming conventions go, many thought Microsoft had set the bar after slapping a big ‘One’ on the end of their newest Xbox. That is, until Battlefield 1 was announced, prompting the gaming intelligentsia (journalists on Twitter) to reflect on the silliness of it all. If there were 358 missing Xbox consoles between the ‘zero’ and the ‘360’, then there must also be some dimension containing all 2140 unannounced Battlefield games. In this dimension, nobody eats or sleeps. There are no movie theatres or public parks. There is only churning war, snipers and grenade spam. There is only Battlefield.

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Charge! Battlefield 1 Open Beta Is Live

How does Battlefield 1 [official site] tie into Battlefield 1942? Will this prequel’s story be impossible to follow without playing the other 1941 games first – or at least reading the extended universe novels? How many confusing audiologs will be awkward in-jokes? Is it even the same timeline? Finally we can discover the answers to these questions and more, as Electronic Arts today launched a free open beta test for the World War 1 multiplayer first-person shooter. Head over to Origin to download and play.

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Over The Plop: Battlefield 1 DLC Season Pass Detailed

Battlefield 1 [official site] is launching an open beta test next week but nah, you don’t want to hear about that. The full game’s out in two months but nope, you don’t want to know more about that either. I know you. The question on your lips is: “Can I buy DLC?”

Electronic Arts today announced the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, saying that “for only $50” – only $50 extra! only! the cheek! – players can get four expansions, including new maps, new weapons, new vehicles, and French and Russian armies. You can even pre-order the DLC to go with your pre-ordered game.

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Sound The Bugle: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Starts On 31st

“War!” sang Edwin Starr. “Huh!” he added, “Yeah”. He continued to pose a question: “What is it good for?” Well, if you sufficiently abstract and gameify war and don’t think hard about it, it’s a fun setting for a video game, yeah? The thrills, chills, and mustard gas spills of The Great War are coming in Battlefield 1 [official site] on October 21st and developers DICE will let people have a go early in an open beta. They’ve now announced that will begin on August 31st. But first, a new trailer out of Gamescom:

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