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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Ambition Isn't The Problem With Battlefield 4, It's The Execution

    At E3 last week, we spoke with DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson about the problems that faced Battlefield 4 for six months following its October 2013 launch. We expected to hear about server problems (of which there certainly have been some), but according to him and EA CEO Andrew Wilson, that’s... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Impressions – Shore Lunch

    Five months after launch, DICE and EA are still struggling to get Battlefield 4 running smoothly , but that hasn't stopped them from releasing a steady stream of new maps. The latest expansion, Naval Strike, focuses explicitly on amphibious assaults featuring air, land, and sea vehicles. Three of... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Opening BF4 Balancing To Player Voting Could Backfire

    Given Battlefield 4's rough launch, DICE has spent the majority of its time since Oct 29 scrambling to stabilize its servers across five platforms. The urgency of this workload required an all hands on deck approach, which meant the typical post-release balancing that inevitably happens for every... More
  • Blog Post: 2013 Shooter Of The Year Awards

    For the vocal base of first-person shooter fans who have criticized publishers for pushing out short single-player campaigns in favor of focusing on multiplayer, 2013 offered a respite. With longer campaigns in BioShock Infinite, Metro: Light, and Dead Space 3, players had several options to explore... More
  • Blog Post: Back On The Frontlines

    Like many gamers, I'm susceptible to the occasional bout of shooter fatigue. Thanks in large part to the indie scene, there is an ever-expanding scope of different gameplay experiences to try – always interacting with a virtual world via bullets can get old. This year, however, the next-gen... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's Competitive Jabs Of 2013

    Ever since the days of "Sega does what Nintendon't" a degree of (usually) healthy competition has existed between various consoles and publishers. The gaming landscape is generally more polite in modern times, but the occasional jab still manages to make its way through. Here are three... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Enough With The Blind-Buy Microtransactions In Full-Priced Games

    In the beginning, you bought a game. You brought that cartridge home. And then you played it until you had to blow on it to make it work. Those days weren’t perfect, but they were pretty darn good. Then, we evolved. We connected to the Internet. We bought DLC. And sure, not all of it was worth... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – PlayStation 4

    Starting at 2 PM CT and running until we are out of games to play, the Game Informer staff will walk you through PlayStation 4's launch lineup, discuss each game intricately with the review staff, and answer as many of your questions as possible. We're going to kick this stream off with a look... More
  • Blog Post: The Next-Gen Launch Lineups: Strengths And Weaknesses

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are nearly here, and their respective software launch lineups are finalized. Do both systems offer something for everyone? We break down the software lineups by genre to see how the early offerings compare. First-Person Shooters First-person shooters are immensely popular... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Dos and Don'ts

    Many consider the Battlefield series to be the more civilized of first-person shooters. Mere twitch skills may fuel your success in the barbaric team deathmatches of other games, but your well-developed muscle memory must be buttressed with a healthy sense of camaraderie and a keen understanding of tactics... More
  • Blog Post: Head-To-Head Gaming Showdowns Worth Watching

    Though we're currently trudging through the dry season of sporadic game releases and tempered excitement, if you turn the calendar forward a couple months, things start to get interesting. In the middle of the fall game blitz and next-generation transition, we found several competitive matchups in... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List: Battlefield 4

    How can DICE and Electronic Arts build off the success of Battlefield 3? We have a few suggestions. Quit Chasing Call of Duty We already get an explosive, over-the-top, linear Call of Duty campaign every year courtesy of Activision, so we don’t need another one from Electronic Arts. Instead of... More
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