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  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

    Mirror’s Edge made a lasting impression on fans in 2008, with its innovative blend of exhilarating first-person parkour and guns-optional gameplay. At E3 2013, DICE announced that it was developing a sequel to the game. Since then, we haven’t heard much more. That changed recently, with the... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Battlefront

    After spending a week at Star Wars Celebration , and getting my first look at DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront revival, I didn't want the Star Wars fun to end. I assembled a new Star Wars Lego set for my work desk, spent the majority of my week working on Star Wars stories for our next... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Celebration News Round-Up

    Star Wars Celebration is still ongoing, and plenty of news about the new film and Star Wars: Battlefront have already resulted from the show. We've gathered up all the new details here in one place. Star Wars: Battlefront The biggest news out of the show for gamers were all the new details about... More
  • Blog Post: 17 Things We Learned From The Star Wars: Battlefront Trailer

    The Star Wars Celebration festival is happening right now and with it comes tons of new Star Wars details. Not only did we see the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens , but today brought a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront as well. We watched it over and over to pull out all the little... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition Is Weak Force

    As you might expect from the Star Wars Battlefront blowout coverage today, the game is up for pre-order right now. I came across something interesting today courtesy of a friend: EA is offering a “deluxe” digital edition of its upcoming multiplayer title. Included in the “deluxe”... More
  • Blog Post: Which Battlefield Game Is Best? We Rank Them All

    Since its debut back in 2002, the Battlefield series has delivered an impressive lineup of successful games that any game publisher would be proud to support. But with such a varied history that includes World War II games, modern combat, future warfare, and even the cops vs. robbers motif introduced... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Buy Battlefield Hardline For The Single-Player Campaign

    The Battlefield Hardline review embargo lifted tonight, but we won't be posting our review until we've spent extensive time with the multiplayer on live servers. I have, however, already completed the single-player campaign and can confidently say that you won't be missing much if you skip... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Battlefield Developers Form New Studio In Hopes Of Kicking The Crunch Habit

    A half-year after he announced his plans to " abandon AAA " game development, former Battlefield and Payday 2 designer David Goldfarb has revealed his next move. Teaming up with fellow DICE alumni Ben Cousins, Goldfarb has founded a new studio, dubbed The Outsiders. For Goldfarb, the transition... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Mirror's Edge

    A successful intellectual property usually lands a sequel within one to three years. Games that fall outside this window are usually one and done, or destined to come back in a much different way years removed from the initial offering. I thought Mirror's Edge would fall into the category of "loved... More
  • Blog Post: What We Talk About When We Talk About Battlefield: Bad Company

    Earlier today, Eurogamer published an interview with DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson in which he expressed some sense of wonderment regarding why fans hold the Bad Company games in such prestige. “Some people say this: the Bad Company 2 multiplayer is the best you've ever done,”... More
  • 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: Video Recap - EA's 2014 E3 Press Conference

    The second press conference to hit E3 2014 was from EA. Last year we had the tease of Battlefront from DICE and this year we had a continuation of that tease. EA has an impressive line-up, but not much to show at this point as far as gameplay goes. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Ben Reeves... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Toward The Horizon

    For publishers and developers, it used to be so much simpler. You selected your target platforms, created the games, and released them to brick and mortar retail stores. But in today’s landscape, where new platforms are constantly emerging, digital distribution has opened up new revenue models... 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: 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
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