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  • 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: 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: Opinion - EA And DICE Have Lost Consumer Trust

    Since the launch of Battlefield 4 in late October, we’ve written many stories highlighting the ongoing problems with the game. Throughout, EA and DICE have been slow to respond to requests for information. When we follow up to understand what’s going on, why discrepancies in information exist... 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: Cult Classics – Mirror's Edge

    Like a lovestruck paramour, I tend to fall in love with some games more than others. Sometimes these games aren't perfect, but I adore, and become infatuated with them, nonetheless. Example: Mirror's Edge. I don't tend to replay many games. I'm usually too busy moving on to the next title... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: End Game Impressions

    Battlefield 3 came out nearly a year and a half ago, and the popular military shooter's multiplayer community is still going strong thanks to its 2.7 million Premium subscribers. Before everyone turns their attention toward the next installment in the series, which EA plans to reveal next week ,... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: Aftermath Impressions

    More than a year into the downloadable content run for Battlefield 3, the expansion packs have been a mixed bag. I loved the updated Battlefield 2 maps in the Back To Karkand pack, but couldn’t tolerate DICE’s blatant mimicking of Call of Duty with the high chaos Close Quarters pack. Though... 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
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Impressions

    For the Battlefield faithful, size matters. When developer DICE released the last Battlefield 3 map pack, Close Quarters, some old-school fans ( including myself ) decried its Call of Duty style battles that diminished class differentiation and abandoned vehicular warfare. Perhaps sensing this discontent... More
  • Blog Post: The Best And Worst Of Gamescom Today

    Three jet-lagged Game Informer editors are crisscrossing Cologne, Germany to bring you the most important news coming from the pre-convention press conferences today. See what looks awesome – and what looks worse than Wonderbook – inside. Adam Biessener The best thing I saw at Gamescom today... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition Announced

    Today at Gamescom, Electronic Arts announced the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. Per the name, it includes the game, a Premium membership, and more. The Premium membership itself gives you access to extra content for the game such as the already released and still forthcoming expansions: Back to Karkand... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Impressions

    It’s no secret that EA wants Battlefield to dethrone Call of Duty as the most popular (and profitable) military shooter game. Before Battlefield 3 launched late last year, EA CEO John Riccitiello even quipped that it was “designed to take that game down.” Though it didn’t come... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

    We take a tour of the biggest Battlefield 3 map ever created and get the details on the new AC-130 gunship. Since the launch of Battlefield 3, it feels like the community has splintered into two separate camps -- the purists who prefer the large, open environments jam-packed with vehicles and the fans... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3 Gets Up Close And Personal

    The announcement of the next batch of Battlefield 3 expansions couldn't have come at a better time for DICE. The natives were so restless over the lack of news and title updates coming from the studio that some particularly outraged fans were in the midst of organizing a 24-hour blackout to demonstrate... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand Impressions

    The first Battlefield 3 map pack has arrived, and it’s magnificent. For those unfamiliar with Back To Karkand, this collection of classic Battlefield maps is free for anyone who pre-ordered or purchased the limited edition of Battlefield 3. The four maps included – Strike At Karkand, Sharqi... More
  • Blog Post: SitRep: Battlefield 3

    Battlefield 3 launched to critical praise from game journalists, but as with most online-based games, once the public jumped into the fray several issues surfaced. EA's servers had trouble accommodating the heavy demand, and many people decried the new web-based Battlelog service. Now that the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Heading Back To Karkand In Battlefield 3

    With the success of Battlefield 1943, the 2009 Xbox Live Arcade title that re-engineered three popular Battlefield 1942 maps with the Frostbite engine, it was only a matter of time before DICE went back to its deep well of multiplayer maps to resurrect some more fan favorites. Back to Karkand reintroduces... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Battlefield 3

    EA has not been shy about how they want Battlefield 3 to compete with Activision's behemoth Call of Duty franchise. Can they hope to pull this off? Reiner and I dive in to DICE's tense shooter to find out. Check out the first half hour of Battlefield 3's single-player campaign as Reiner and... More
  • Blog Post: The Technology Behind Battlefield 3

    Battlefield 3 is not a simple rehash. DICE has spent years building the new technology to ensure that the third entry in the series stands apart from the rest. In these three interviews, we speak with the team to learn how the new technology will affect each player's experience on the battlefield... More
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