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5:30 PM on 11.20.2014

The Phantom Bow makes me want to get back into Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 Premium players have dug into this week's Final Stand DLC and found a number of secrets, including a cool-looking compound bow gated behind a force field in Hanger 21. Last I checked, the community at large was...

Jordan Devore


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7:00 PM on 11.17.2014

Battlefield 4's Final Stand DLC channels Battlefield 2142

This trailer for Battlefield 4's Final Stand DLC, like many Battlefield videos before it, makes me want to play the series. They're packed full of cool moment after cool moment that you could, in theory, encounter yourself i...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 10.28.2014

Star Wars: Battlefront now set for holiday 2015

During an earnings call today, Electronic Arts announced new release windows for a few of its games. Most notably, DICE's Star Wars: Battlefront is now scheduled for holiday 2015. The game will presumably be out for PC, PS4,...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 10.08.2014

DICE: Battlefield 4's bad launch 'absolutely' damaged trust

I think it's nice that we've finally managed to hold EA accountable to something. Can its ripoff sports game releases be next? Well, I guess it's been DICE falling on the sword and profusely apologizing more than EA.&nbs...

Steven Hansen



Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC photo
Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC
by Jordan Devore

EA is back with another Origin Game Time promotion following that one for Titanfall. Those of you on PC can claim a week of free access to Battlefield 4 -- just add the game to your Origin library before August 14. The clock doesn't start until you launch the title, at which point you'll then have one full week (168 hours) to play as much or as little as you'd like.

This offer includes full access to the single-player campaign (don't feel bad about skipping it) and multiplayer, and any progress you make will be retained should you choose to buy Battlefield 4 afterward. Pretty good way to get your fill without committing.

Tempted to log back in after a long absence. Maybe I'll stand a chance now.

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5:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Good, good: Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

Visceral Games is pushing Battlefield Hardline from October 2014 to early 2015 in order to better meet player feedback from the beta it ran this year. After Battlefield 4's troubled launch, I doubt any of us need to be convin...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 06.27.2014

Surprise: There's going to be a second Battlefield Hardline beta

EA's beta for Battlefield Hardline may have ended, but anyone that missed out has another chance to get in on some early cops and robbers action. In a post on Battlefield's website thanking players for participating...

Brett Makedonski



Video: EA sorry about Battlefield 4, releases paid Dragon's Teeth DLC photo
Video: EA sorry about Battlefield 4, releases paid Dragon's Teeth DLC
by Bill Zoeker

EA has garnered quite a reputation for being jerks over the past couple of years, with the rough launch of Battlefield 4 being one of the many reasons people are upset with them. CEO Andrew Wilson offered his apologies, sort of.

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2:45 PM on 06.24.2014

DICE isn't sure why fans like Battlefield: Bad Company so much

DICE knows there's a demand for another Battlefield: Bad Company -- but it doesn't know why that demand exists, exactly. Maybe we can help break it down for the studio. "Some people say they found the multiplayer controls fas...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 06.23.2014

Mirror's Edge 2 to 'refine' first-person combat, probably be ruined

DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson is talking Mirror's Edge 2 and it doesn't help my unearned cautious optimism for a great free running game in the vein of the first.  "What I can say is that if the last ga...

Steven Hansen

4:15 PM on 06.20.2014

EA: Battlefield 4 was a victim of its own ambition

To put it bluntly, Battlefield 4 was broken when it came out. Everyone's accepted that fact, including EA itself. EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently chimed in to candidly say that Battlefield 4's shortcomings had to do with i...

Brett Makedonski





7:30 PM on 06.13.2014

DICE contemplating early access approach for Battlefield

At E3 2014, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told Game Informer that the studio has a desire to further involve its community in the development process, possibly along the lines of what we've seen on Steam Early Ac...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 06.08.2014

EA teases new Mirror's Edge ahead of E3

Electronic Arts revealed a new Mirror's Edge title at E3 last year, but hasn't really talked much about the upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC game since.  Well, that figures to change soon. A lone piece of concept...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 06.03.2014

DICE is improving Battlefield 4's netcode this week

DICE's promised netcode improvements for Battlefield 4 are rolling out this week. An update is available now on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and will hit PS4 and Xbox One later this week. On PC, PS4, and Xbox One, there's a new high...

Jordan Devore



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Battlefield 3 is free to download on Origin
by Jordan Devore

Electronic Arts' On the House program for Origin lets users download free games for a limited time and keep them. It is obviously a way to get the service installed on more computers, and it's EA so some people are going to complain about that, but I'm a fan of the promotion.

Past titles have included Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies. Right now, through June 3, it's Battlefield 3. Go crash some jets, for me. (So I'm not the only one embarrassing himself.)

[Via @Wario64]

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3:00 PM on 05.26.2014

PS Plus members are getting a 20-hour Battlefield 4 trial tomorrow

Tomorrow on PlayStation Network, PS Plus subscribers will be able to download a trial version of Battlefield 4 -- just the base game, not the expansions -- that's good for 20 hours of play time. More than enough for new playe...

Jordan Devore