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8:00 AM on 10.17.2013

Death from above in Battlefield 3 - Challenge Scot

This week's challenge is in Battlefield 3 in which I attempt to run over an enemy player whilst piloting an air vehicle. With so many other players ready to blow me out of the sky combined with my lack of piloting skills, this might be just beyond my grasp! If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Jamie McGinn


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




6:15 PM on 10.03.2013

DICE: 'We should be slapped' for Battlefield 3 unlocks

Remember when Battlefield 3 came out and all everyone was doing was impotently running helicopters into the ground? DICE wasn't happy with the its flying learning curve, according to Battlefield 4 creative director Lars Gust...

Steven Hansen



EA makes Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC free during E3 photo
EA makes Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC free during E3
by Brett Makedonski

EA's pretty keen on its Battlefield franchise, and wants to make sure you're as geared-up as possible for Battlefield 4. The best way to do this is probably to ensure that players are still playing lots of Battlefield 3. And presto! Free DLC all up in your business!

For the week of E3 (now, for anyone that's reading this and somehow doesn't know that), Battlefield 3's "Close Quarters"  will be available for free on all platforms. There are a few other perks for Premium subscribers -- a weeklong double XP event and an exclusive dog tag.

This promotion comes as a "celebration" of the announcement of the revamped multiplayer system in Battlefield 4. 64 player multiplayer sounds good for later, but free DLC sounds good now.

Thank you for joining us on the Battlefield [Battlefield Official Blog]

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New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith photo
New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith
by Fraser Brown

Another Monday rolls up, acting like it's the boss of the week, so that can only mean one thing: a week of new releases. I'll be saving my cash this week, not really seeing anything to interest me, but I may grab God of War: Ascension somewhere down the line, if I ever pick up the third one. It is meant to be rather nifty. 

As well as Kratos's return, there's a bunch of other stuff dropping over the next seven days. The second Starcraft II instalment, Heart of the Swarm, launches; brightly colored demonic scrapping returns in Darkstalkers: Resurrection; Dead Space 3 gets some super-early DLCand another one of those shooting people from very far away games show up.

Anything tickling your fancy this week?  

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8:30 AM on 02.28.2013

Battlefield 3 players create 2.3B explosions per day

If you've ever played Battlefield 3, rest assured that EA has tracked everything you've done online and turned you into a statistic -- a pretty cool statistic at that. According to a report from VentureBeat, every day EA coll...

Brett Makedonski



Seven of the toughest games to run on PC photo
Seven of the toughest games to run on PC
by Brett Makedonski

The Crysis series is well-known in the PC community as being the benchmark of sorts for games that require a high-end computer to run. It began in 2007 with the release of the first Crysis. It's undeniable that the game had stunningly beautiful graphics -- that is, if you actually had a machine capable of running it. Few people did. Ever since, Crysis has been more or less synonymous with "you better have a supercomputer if you want this to look right."

To coincide with this week's Crysis 3 launch, let's look back and give homage to some of the games that aren't named Crysis that undoubtedly live up to this standard.

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8:30 PM on 02.15.2013

A closer look at the maps in Battlefield 3: End Game

Building on what we recently saw of the End Game expansion for Battlefield 3, DICE has another batch of screenshots, this time focusing on the four new maps. "Size-wise, they are comparable to Caspian Border and Operation Fi...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 02.08.2013

Three whole Battlefield 3: End Game screenshots

With the latest Battlefield 3 expansion pack dropping next month, DICE has a few screenshots to tide us over in the meantime. End Game, as you'll probably remember, is the one that introduces the Capture the Flag and Air Supe...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 10.18.2012

Battlefield 3: Aftermath trailer will rock your subwoofer

It's 8am, and I'm drinking my morning tea and going through my press releases and work mail like I do every morning when I find a message from EA pointing me to the premiere trailer for the fourth multiplayer expansion pack ...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 09.11.2012

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition out now in North America

With the new Armored Kill downloadable content available today for all Battlefield 3 Premium members, Electronic Arts and DICE are putting out a Battlefield 3 Premium Edition at retail for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It'...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill out for Premium PS3 members

Of the three expansions for Battlefield 3, this impending one, Armored Kill, is finally the one to make me regret not sticking with the core game. Take a look at this launch trailer, which really drives the point home by pri...

Jordan Devore







E3: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill epitomizes the franchise photo
E3: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill epitomizes the franchise
by Patrick Hancock

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is the third in a series of expansions for EA's military first-person shooter, following Back to Karkand and Close Quarters. Armored Kill has a strong focus on vehicles, introducing five new vehicles and a Tank Superiority game mode. There's also Bandar Desert, the biggest map in Battlefield history.

I got some hands-on time with Armored Kill at E3 and the focus on huge areas and vehicle warfare made it feel more like Battlefield than ever. I had played Close Quarters prior, which felt more like "Shootin' Dudes Till They Die: The Game" than anything remotely Battlefield related. Armored Kill was much better crafted, I'm glad to say.

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3:49 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: EA confirm Battlefield 3 Premium subscription

EA have confirmed the existence of their new Battlefield 3 subscription service, entitled simply Battlefield Premium. Confirming the rumors from last month, Battlefield Premium will cost $49.99 and will get you access to fiv...

Alasdair Duncan

10:30 AM on 05.31.2012

EA confirms Battlefield Premium, claims you are excited

Looks like the rather hilarious rumors concerning Battlefield Premium are pretty much true. Although Electronic Arts wouldn't discuss the details, it did confirm that Battlefield Premium was indeed a thing, declaring that the...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 05.14.2012

Rumor: EA looking to a 'premium service' to Battlefield 3

With Call of Duty Elite proving a successful endeavor for Activision, it's hardly surprising to learn that Electronic Arts may be looking to copy the scheme in its own shooter franchise. The latest rumblings asset that a subs...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 05.11.2012

EA kills free Battlefield 3 servers, pushes paid ones

Electronic Arts has yanked a large number of official DICE and EA servers for Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes on PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving mostly privately rented servers in its place. For those wondering, EA's been leasing...

Jim Sterling