All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dice’

Megalodon Shark Found in Battlefield 4 DLC

Before the launch of Battlefield 4 DICE and EA coined the term “Levolution.” The made-up word encompassed all of the interactive map elements that promised to make Battlefield 4 a dynamic and realistic multiplayer combat experience. Of course, many of the promises made about Battlefield 4, and Levolution in particular, were a wreck when the game launched last fall. Most …

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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Has Weaponized Hovercraft

Hovercraft are inherently silly. It’s a boat that’s trying to be a land vehicle. They aren’t intimidating at all, but you can try to make them fearsome in the latest DLC for Battlefield 4. EA and DICE announced today that the latest DLC to hit Battlefield 4 is called Naval Strike. As its name implies, it will feature large scale …

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DICE Is Dedicated To Fixing Battlefield 4, Won’t Work On DLC Until It Does

Were you one of the people who bought Battlefield 4 at launch only to find the game wasn’t exactly up to snuff? There have been countless complaints about the game since launch from players all over the world, yet EA is already releasing DLC for it. That’s gotta sting, right? Well, EA wants you to know that it’s not taking …

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Battlefield 4: China Rising Gets A Launch Trailer

Battlefield 4 fans who decided to fork over an extra $50 for a year’s worth of downloadable content are finally being rewarded today with the release of the first DLC pack for DICE’s new shooter. The pack – China Rising – includes four new maps that take place in – you guessed it – China. For those getting China Rising …

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‘Battlefield 4’ Out Today, Launch Trailer Previews Multiplayer

After months of previews and pushing the oddly-named “Levolution” feature, EA and DICE have finally released Battlefield 4. The game is out today on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Though the Battlefield franchise has historically been focused on massive multiplayer battles, EA strongly pushed the single-player campaign during the run-up to launch. Battlefield 4‘s campaign will have an in-depth …

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Single Player Story For Battlefield 4 Gets A Trailer, Too

Believe it or not, modern combat-based first-person shooters still have single player stories and gameplay options available. Well, at least these developer houses play lip service to the option, with varying results. In fact, one of the bigger criticisms about Battlefield 3 focuses on the solo offering. Basically, the online play was great, the single player option a little less …

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Battlefield 4 Gets A Minute-Long TV Spot

Video game TV spots are rarely over 30 seconds long. Air time is super expensive after all. That doesn’t matter to EA though as it wants its latest shooter, Battlefield 4, to finally beat Call of Duty this holiday season. EA revealed its Battlefield 4 TV spot today, and it’s a little different. Unlike Activision’s hilarious colonoscopy ad for Call …

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Check Out Some Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Footage From The Beta

The long wait is over Battlefield 4 fans – the closed beta for those who preordered the title began yesterday. Those who can navigate through the driver and connectivity issues are finding themselves in Battlefield bliss as they push their rigs to the limit on one of the game’s 10 launch maps. For the rest of us, we have to …

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Watch Some Battlefield 4 “Levolution” In Action

One of the more impressive aspects of Battlefield 4’s multiplayer is a new feature called “levolution.” It allows players to drastically change the map by destroying a landmark that then opens up new areas of play while restricting others. To give players a glimpse of how this feature works, EA recently interviewed DICE’s Thomas Andersson to get a behind the …

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Battlefield 4 Open Beta Is Now Available For Preloading

The holiday shopping season is a time to shine for the video game industry, especially 2013. Because of the overwhelming hubbub generated by such things as releases as GTA V and the impending launch of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s important to stand out as much as possible, even if you have a well known commodity. Generating any …

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Battlefield 4 Will Have 10 Multiplayer Maps At Launch

Map variety is perhaps one of the most important aspects of any multiplayer shooter. Sure, gameplay still reigns supreme, but a limited selection of maps would ensure that things get boring very fast. That’s why it’s reassuring to learn that DICE is launching Battlefield 4 with plenty of maps. On Friday, DICE announced that Battlefield 4 will have 10 multiplayer …

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Battlefield 4 Might Support Kinect on Xbox One

On the Xbox 360, Microsoft encouraged developers to integrate Kinect into traditional games where it made little sense. Sure, the voice commands in Mass Effect 3 might have seemed cool, but the motion controls in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter were just unnecessary. Now it appears that unnecessary Kinect support may be popping up on the Xbox One as well. In …

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Check Out Battlefield 4’s Multiplayer In New Trailer

Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts will go head-to-head later this year on next-gen consoles. At this point, I think we can all agree that Battlefield 4 will take the visuals crown, but gameplay is king no matter how you slice it. It’s with that in mind that both EA and Activision are starting to sell their respective shooter’s …

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Celebrating Mirror’s Edge 2 With POV Parkour

So this is pretty awesome. What we have is a short film shot with a point-of-view camera, with the actor doing some pretty slick Parkour around the city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. While Parkour and POV cameras go together like peas and carrots, when you add the some themes from the game Mirror’s Edge, the result is something …

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Frostbite 3 Engine Brings Beautiful Destruction to Battlefield 4

At the recent Gamescom 2013, the folks at VG247.com had a chance to sit down with the creative director for DICE, Lars Gustavsson to discuss some of the concept of Levolution in the upcoming Battlefield 4. During the interview, Gustavsson could hardly contain his excitement while discussing how the Frostbite 3 engine will impact players, thanks to dynamic environments that …

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Battlefield 4 Premium Announced, New Multiplayer Trailer Revealed

Last week, Activision revealed the long-anticipated multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Today at Gamescom, EA countered by releasing even more multiplayer gameplay footage from its own annualized shooter franchise. The new Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer shows a massive battle on the shores of an island. The map, titled “Paracel Storm” features naval battles, aerial dogfights, and old-fashioned gunplay …

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New Battlefield 4 Teaser Shows Not All Gamers Are Teenage Boys

With the October 29th release date creeping ever closer, it’s time for EA and Dice to start their marketing push for Battlefield 4, and while the game impressed at E3, competing titles–did someone sayCall of Duty: Ghosts?–to contend with, making your product stand out before it hits is never a bad thing. In their latest teaser, which was created for …

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Battlefield 4 to be Heavily Merchandised With Clothes, a Novel, and More

As publishers struggle with ever-growing budgets for what they hope will be blockbuster next-generation, many of them are looking for new revenue models. Some are turning to mobile, where a growing segment of casual gamers have proven willing to spend money on free-to-play titles and inexpensive, easy-to-develop games. EA, however, has revealed that its plans for Battlefield 4 will take …

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Battlefield 4 Engine Preview Trailer Released

Back during E3, Activision and Infinity Ward were showing off Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ graphics, touting motion-captured dogs and a few new graphical techniques. It was EA and DICE, however, that stole the show with Battlefield 4’s obviously next-gen graphics. A sinking aircraft carrier has never looked so good. Of course, Battlefield 4 isn’t likely to look like that on …

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E3 2013: Star Wars Battlefront Is In Good Hands

It was revealed a few months ago that EA had secured the exclusive license to make Star Wars games on consoles going forward. The publisher said that it would be putting three of its best teams on said Star Wars games. The first of those three games was revealed this week during E3. During its E3 press conference, EA revealed …

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E3 2013: Here’s All The Battlefield 4 Footage You’ll Ever Need

E3 has once again become a showdown of sorts for the big shooters of the year. Battlefield and Call of Duty are vying for attention as usual, but they’ve been joined by two major competitors this year – Destiny and Titanfall. Which one’s the best? Well, EA obviously thinks it’s Battlefield 4 and it has mountains of gameplay footage to …

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E3 2013: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Gameplay Revealed

As seen in Microsoft’s E3 presentation on Monday, Battlefield 4‘s graphics are truly ready to take advantage of next-generation consoles. It’s not the single player experience of running around a sinking aircraft carrier that sells Battlefield games, though. With this in mind, EA this week has also released several multiplayer trailers to try and coax Call of Duty players over …

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EA Signs Exclusivity Deal With Disney To Make Star Wars Games

We reported early last month that Disney shut down LucasArts and canceled all the games that the developer was working on. At the time, it was suggested that Disney would farm out future Star Wars games to outside publishers and developers. As it turns out, those Star Wars games will be going through only one publisher. EA announced today that …

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Battlefield 4 Revealed With 17 Minute Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield, the only franchise that can compete head-to-head with Call of Duty, will be getting a new installment this year. Unsurprisingly, the game will be called Battlefield 4 and feature more of the same excellent multiplayer that fans have come to expected coupled with a singleplayer campaign that promises to be more “human, dramatic and believable” than past entries. That …

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Battlefield 3 End Game DLC Trailer Released

Back in December 2012, Dice and EA teased Battlefield 3 fans with a peek at the upcoming “End Game” DLC. That content still isn’t out, but its March release date is finally close. Today, EA released another trailer showing off all the new maps included in the add-on. The four new maps included in the DLC are “Operation Riverside,” “Nebandan …

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Watch Industry Figures Talk About The Future Of Gaming At D.I.C.E.

D.I.C.E. 2013 is well underway. It’s opening keynote was delivered by none other than Gabe Newell of Valve, but other industry figures are on hand to talk about the future of gaming and interactive entertainment. If you fancy yourself a gamer or game developer, you’ll definitely want to check some of these keynotes out. First up is Ouya CEO Julie …

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Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Future Of Valve

Gabe Newell is pretty busy these days. Just last week, he was at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs talking about the business of video games. Now he’s at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit where he gave two separate talks – one with director J.J. Abrams and one on the future of Valve. Unfortunately, the video of his talk …

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Battlefield 3 “End Game” Preview Released

EA dropped the ball for the shooter genre this year. Instead of a polished competitor to the massively successful Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the publisher released Medal of Honor Warfighter. The game was shipped unfinished, requiring a massive day-one patch. Reviewers criticized it for its of its name, bland gameplay, and over-the-top military bravado/machismo, even for a military …

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Battlefield 1942 Now Free on Origin

In celebration of the game’s tenth anniversary, EA and DICE have made Battlefield 1942 available for free via Origin. The game is available for download now in the demos section of Origin. “When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design,” said …

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EA Looking At Other Games For Premium Subscriptions

We were hoping this wouldn’t happen when EA announced that they were launching a premium service for Battlefield 3. Then the announcement came out that EA/DICE has sold 800,000 subscribers the Battlefield 3 Premium service. Now it look as though EA is looking into other franchises that it currently has to see if the “premium” or subscription based service will …

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