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Electronic Arts

EA wants you to trust it, PC gamers


'We are on a journey'
Jan 29
// Vikki Blake
EA is on a mission. "We are on a journey to regain the trust of the PC gamer,” said Peter O’Reilly, senior marketing director for Origin.  “Over the last couple of years we have focused on ensuring a gr...
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EA

The new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games will be released by March 2017


Announcing... Mass Titanfield!
Jan 29
// Joe Parlock
Looks like EA is in for a busy year, because we’re getting the new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games sooner than you might’ve thought. According to EA’s Q3 financial report, the company is planni...
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Hardline Getaway DLC

Battlefield Hardline gets Getaway DLC, if anyone's playing


Don't ax me no questions
Jan 07
// Steven Hansen
Sure, everyone's busying themselves on Battlefield: Star Wars, who wants to mess with a year-old, Visceral-developed Battlefield Hardline? Some people, maybe, as EA's Night at the Roxbury is still getting support. The Getawa...
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Battlefield

Battlefield 4 The Legacy Operations DLC out today


EA rolls out new patch
Dec 15
// Vikki Blake
The latest Battlefield 4 patch rolls out today. Consequently, the multiplayer servers will be offline for up to an hour on each platform. The PC version rolls out at 08.00 UTC, PlayStation 4 09.00 UTC, Xbox One 10.00 UTC, Pla...

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Battlefield

DICE reveals what game it's working on next


Some team members remain on Battlefront
Dec 14
// Vikki Blake
Development director Dan Vanderlind has confirmed that DICE is working on an all-new Battlefield game. Though he didn't go into the details of what the new project entails, he did confirm that though some team members are staying on to continue working on Star Wars Battlefront, he has moved onto the next Battlefield instalment.  What are you hoping to see in the next Battlefield?
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Deals

Origin Black Friday arrives early: $15 Inquisition, $12 Hardline


Even some Steam key deals too!
Nov 24
// Dealzon
Black Friday for PC Gamers has begun with Origin launching the first salvo of discounts. Now through November 30 (Cyber Monday), get up to 75% off hundreds of titles and DLC packs. For the most part, Origin has discounts on E...
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Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is getting some new free DLC at the end of this year


Dragon Valley from Battlefield 2 returns
Nov 13
// Joe Parlock
EA announced a new bit of free DLC for 2013’s Battlefield 4, called Legacy Operations. The DLC was shaped by a community vote that took place almost a year ago, where Battlefield 4 fans were asked which map they’...
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Deals

$20 Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition in Origin Halloween sale


But Fallout 4 is coming out soon...
Oct 28
// Dealzon
Well, if you have all the time in the world to play large RPGs this winter, Dragon Age: Inquisition is now at a new low price on Origin (the PC physical DVD version was $20 a few months ago). That is, if a certain other ...
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Reading is a Battlefield

Battlefield 4 updated with 30 pages of patch notes in tow


Audiobook version uncomfirmed
Oct 27
// Jed Whitaker
Remember Battlefield 4? You know, the militaristic shooter with the disastrous launch over two years ago? DICE has been busy updating the game and adding new maps, but this is the first time the patch notes have only been rel...
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Deals

60% off Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield 4, and Hardline in Origin "Action Sale"


Last hurrah and all that
Sep 09
// Dealzon
Origin is clearing out digital inventory (because it takes up so many 1s and 0s) and taking 60% off Dragon Age: Inquisition along with Battlefield 4 Premium Edition. If you don't have either of these games, they're both ...
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Deals

Clearance Sale makes $5 Battlefield 4 at Best Buy


Yep physical DVDs from late 90s
Aug 17
// Dealzon
A new crop of PC clearance games is up for grabs this week at Best Buy at some impressive prices. A total of 22 games showed up with decent discounts, including $6 SimCity and $5 Battlefield 4, both tying their lowest pr...
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Bestsellers

Mortal Kombat X is the best-selling game of 2015 so far


We're half way through 2015 already
Jul 27
// Joe Parlock
We’re now half-way through 2015. As time marches ever onward, quicker and quicker towards the screaming oblivion that is our graves, we shall hear that bell will soon ring and we will be taken into the void by the reape...

Battlefield found a way to infiltrate EA Sports' PGA Tour

Jun 15 // Brett Makedonski
Speaking with a PGA Tour representative, the publisher has plans to tie more EA franchises into the game. Coyly, the spokesperson said that the Battlefield course will be the only one that's available at launch. It's a fair bet that more courses themed after EA series will make their way into PGA Tour via paid DLC. For the time being, Battlefield is the only addition players will initially see. It might not be what we expected, but maybe EA needed to add a bit of irreverence to liven up its leading golf title. And, when you want to get back traditional golf, PGA Tour certainly has that in spades -- it's just sans explosions.  
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Well, that was unexpected
Golf has a reputation for being a stuffy game played by uptight, proper folks. After spending some time with Rory McIlroy's PGA Tour, we can safely say that the majority of it lives up to those expectations. However, there's ...

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Battlefield Spring

Battlefield 4's big spring patch adds weapons and a gun-swapping mode


There's a pdf and everything
May 26
// Jordan Devore
DICE rolled out its spring update for Battlefield 4 today and it's substantial enough to warrant a pdf with highlights. The short of it is five new guns, the return of Battlefield 3's Gun Master mode, and a revamp of the dama...
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Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline's new add-on trailer has shades of Hotline Miami


Our first look at Criminal Activity
May 26
// Brett Makedonski
EA and Visceral would want you to watch this new Battlefield Hardline trailer and take away the broader details of the upcoming Criminal Activity DLC. But, that's near impossible when there are guys with guns weari...
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Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 (not Hardline) is getting an update tomorrow


A new mode
May 25
// Chris Carter
Despite the fact that Battlefield 4 launched back in 2013, it's still being updated. Tomorrow, players will get the spring update on all platforms, which includes the Gun Master mode. After an hour of downtime in the mor...
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Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline is getting a 'Community Test Environment' on PC


Go test things
Apr 29
// Chris Carter
I haven't heard much buzz from people regarding Battlefield Hardline -- I think a lot of people were burned out after how broken Battlefield 4 was (myself included). Overall though I find it to be a serviceable shoo...
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Deals

Battlefield Hardline on PC gets a 40% price cut on Origin


40 days old = 40% Off?
Apr 24
// Dealzon
Welp. Raise your hand if you saw this coming. Battlefield Hardline is now on sale for the PC. For a big o' 40% off. That's actually quite a bit for a game released just a little over a month ago. Until this Friday, you'l...
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Deals

GameStop Spring Sale live with $8 Titanfall Deluxe, $20 BF4 Premium


For those who can't wait for a Steam sale
Apr 20
// Dealzon
April showers are upon us, and so are more of the spring PC gaming sales. Just today GameStop launched its PC Gaming Spring Sale with discounts up to 75% off 136 PC digital titles (yes, we counted). Several titles are hitting...
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Promoted Blog

The six best videogame tanks


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Apr 14
// SpielerDad
[Whether its cruising down a corridor for a shooting gallery or putting your repair tool to one as your buddy fires it on the front lines of Battlefield, everyone loves a good tank. Personally, I like the prohibitively expens...

Unsung Heroes: Bad Company

Mar 25 // Stephen Turner
[embed]289529:57907:0[/embed] Much like Kelly’s Heroes, Bad Company is a heist story first, war story second. What Marlowe and his squad try to achieve is pure robbery, plain and simple, and usually that can only lead to two things in a video game: Karmic retribution or a bittersweet resolution. The lead writer decides you have to grow a conscience and fight for the bigger picture. But B-Company doesn’t fit into the usual criminal mould, and for that they avoid the usual trappings. They’re portrayed as blue collar workers in a shit paying job, tired of each other and of the country they’re stuck in. But it’s those clashes of personalities (and yes, dreams of owning a Truckosaurus Rex) that makes them endearing to us. They’re you and me. Only they just so happen to be soldiers, too. As the new guy, Preston Marlowe is as good an avatar as any. He’s eager to get into the action and take orders, but he also delivers a sly narration worthy of 70’s Elliott Gould. We’re supposed to feel the same way as him, taking part in crazy set-pieces while making note of certain extremities, like flying a golden helicopter into enemy territory. But flying a golden helicopter is nothing in the grand scheme of things. These are desperate men, willing to die for something tangible and not for the detached whims of others. The beauty of Preston’s cohorts – Haggard, Sweetwater, and Sgt. Redford – stems from their disillusionment of being a soldier. That gold bullion is merely a character defining McGuffin. Sweetwater might be the panicky voice of reason, but all that reason goes out the window because of his infatuation with Mike-One Juliet, their sympathetic radio liaison. Haggard is in his element, revelling in his Gold Rush roots; his one man invasion poking fun at the invincibility of video game troops. And then there’s Sgt. Redford, who at first seems to be your typical Sgt. Apone knock-off, but ends up being quite the antithesis of that. He’s more Danny Glover than Al Matthews; Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon) and Harrigan (Predator 2) rolled into one. [embed]289529:57908:0[/embed] There’s a real litmus test for these characters about two thirds of the way through. At one point, Marlowe has to rescue the others on his own. As the action intensifies around a small hamlet, with all these exploding walls and deafening gunshots breaking the speakers, you come to realise something’s missing. There’s no dumb banter, no reassurances, no panic, nothing. Bad Company’s world is suddenly more lifeless without your “friends.” It’s also a reminder that, yes, the stakes are genuinely high, layering your resolve in the process. The odds are stacked against you, but these guys deserve that reward more than ever. That’s a sign of a good script, where characters and plot work together, pushing and pulling in each other’s favour. The comedic clashes might be come from an obvious place, especially with Sweetwater and Haggard, but it’s also the heist that defines B-Company. That’s why, personally, Bad Company works better than its sequel. Bad Company 2 feels more like The A-Team, and without anything truly personal at stake, B-Company drifted away from our original impressions, al a Ghostbusters to Ghostbusters 2. Marlowe and co. were still goofy, but now they were instilled with heroism and selflessness (especially at the end), and no amount of snide remarks to Modern Warfare 2 would hide that shift in characterisation. There’s little doubt that there was some focus testing going on, and we all know what EA thought of the original by now. Humour meant low sales! That was the problem, yeah! So we ended up with the no-nonsense Battlefield 3. And you remember the memorable cast of Battlefield 3, right? No? How about anyone from Battlefield 4 that wasn’t Michael K. Williams? Ah… When you look at Battlefield: Hardline’s campaign, there’s some sense that they’re trying to recapture that Bad Company magic. It’s got heart, but never in the right place; starting off like The Shield and Miami Vice, before turning into Burn Notice, and eventually into any number of 90’s action movies. You’re either one thing or your not, and in these PR disaster days for America’s police forces, you may as well just embrace Bad Boys and Lethal Weapon and give it a Last Action Hero spin. You see, in Bad Company, nobody cares about the war as much as you do with that controller in your hands. It’s a backdrop that colours in this cast of misfits and gives you an excuse to make detours through abandoned houses. So the games were deemed lower-than-expected with their sales. So what? That’s okay. In fact, that totally fits in with Bad Company’s theme. Marlowe, Sweetwater, Haggard and Sgt. Redford were never going to change the world, but they were always going to be your underdogs.  
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"Just tell me your favourite colour, baby!"
Way back in 2009, Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe had this cutting observation about the po-faced nature of military shooters. During a particularly grim scene in Call of Duty: World at War, Brooker flambés several s...

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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 23
// Darren Nakamura
Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTub...
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Beard View BF Hardline

Beard View: Battlefield Hardline


'Don't go in there, there's fire you stupids'
Mar 17
// Jed Whitaker
Bang bang cops and robbers,bang bang robbers and cops, bang bang, rob that bank, put 'em in jail, put 'em in jail The new cops and robbers game is out, and you have to rob them banks or catch them thieves by any means necess...

Review: Battlefield Hardline

Mar 16 // Steven Hansen
Battlefield Hardline (PC [reviewed], Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3)Developer: Visceral GamesPublisher: Electronic ArtsReleased: March 17, 2015MSRP: $59.99 (Standard), $69.99 (Deluxe) Hardline stars a young, honest detective named Nick Mendoza, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in a lower income area in Miami. Nick is drug police in a present day revival of '80s Miami; that is, a sudden influx of drugs, namely cheap liquid cocaine called Hot Shot, and subsequent drug violence. Nick's initial partner directly references the show Miami Vice and it feels like an excusatory retreat into nostalgia to hand wave away the shallow narrative. It feels unnecessary and irresponsible to dredge up '80s Miami so Hardline can bang on about the War on Drugs in an almost-non-present temporality, skirting contemporary issues. The structure of the game makes similar sleights of hand. Save for the first episode, which has Nick and his new partner Khai walking through colorful-character-filled projects, overhearing quaint bits of urban dialogue, there are few civilians in the game and you can't interact with the one or two you come across. That designation, "civilian" is an important one, though. When the trip through the projects turns into a stealth mission, suddenly the tutorial prompt is happy to tell you to, "toss a shell casing to separate a group of criminals." Those "criminals" are a couple of people talking in front of their house. What makes them criminals? Being in the projects while Spanish music is playing? And why are police sneaking around clubbing people in the back of the head to do silent takedowns? [embed]289147:57817:0[/embed] The characters acknowledge through dialogue that sneaking across private property isn't legal, but they're silent on the whole knocking civilians out bit. A bit later you make a rough arrest, which opens up a central mechanic: flashing your badge to freeze up to three criminals. From that point, you can go up and arrest enemies, shoving them to the ground with infinite handcuffs where they will stay with little sleeping "zzz's" overhead despite staring at you with wide open eyes. It's nice that, despite being awake, they stay completely silent after being cuffed because Hardline is easiest played as a stealth game wherein you isolate targets, flash your badge, and make arrests without being seen. Especially because playing on Visceral-recommended Veteran difficulty (the highest available at the onset), combat has a higher chance of killing you with a shotgun blast while you're reloading. Much better to wait in a corner, toss shell casings, and lure seven guards over one at a time. Of course, this renders the detailed and specific weapon and weapon modification system moot, save for painting my guns with garish orange and blue camouflages out of amusement. You're almost encouraged to make arrests rather than kill because arrests get you more points, but I also maxed out the progression tree less than halfway through. And all it yields is more gun and gun mod unlocks, which you don't need if you're not killing everyone. The whole system is a sort of confused attempt to facilitate the story, which is ripped straight from network television, the kind of one-season crime drama no one will ever remember. In fact, there's a glib, Netflix-style overlay between the game's "episodes," down to the "Next episode will start in..." countdown pane. Plus, much of the voice and directing talent is actually pulled from US network television shows, yielding quality voice work that says nothing. That's why Hardline is so good at skirting specificity and modernity. It comes from people working to make the most accessible, non-alienating kind of bombastic fiction possible. This is why an obviously telegraphed triple cross turns it from boilerplate cop drama halfway through to something you'd see on FOX: prison breaks, revenge heisting, a trip to Hollywood, a racist redneck cult compound. At one point, it is so telegraphed that you're going to be attacked by an alligator that I laughed so hard when it happened I failed the QTE. While Hardline is tone deaf at times, mostly it is just deafening. Explosions and bombast are used not to distract from a troubling narrative as much as a stale one perfunctorily paced and reminiscent of network television emptiness. [This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher. Destructoid did not attend the two day Hardline review event. Multiplayer was tested on Xbox One servers populated with EA Access members. Unlike the last Battlefield, it appears stable, albeit on one platform, prior to full launch.]
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Standard operating procedure
Following a year characterized by increased public awareness of rampant police violence against citizens and the militarization of local law enforcement, a gun fetishist's game riding a "cops versus criminals" tagline feels s...

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Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline sneak preview stream


It's going to be bonkers
Mar 16
// Jed Whitaker
I know the rules, I just don't care, much like a certain lizardetective. I do what needs to be done to get my job done, to get the bad guy and put him behind bars with the other scum. EA gave me the gun and badge. I have earl...
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Deals

Last-minute Battlefield Hardline pre-order deals


Gift cards and discounts
Mar 16
// Dealzon
Battlefield Hardline releases tomorrow, March 17. If you're looking to get into the action on the latest installment in the FPS franchise, here are all the deals available as of writing. PC gamers have two options. Just today...
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Battlefield

There is a couch in Battlefield Hardline and you can drive it


No, seriously, there is
Mar 13
// Robert Summa
First-person shooters can feel pretty generic most of the time. You're handed your gun and objective and then proceed to shoot people that get in your way. You die, and start all over again. The ones that really stand out, h...
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Battlefield: Hardline

Try to count the bullets in Battlefield Hardline's launch trailer


Bad cop, worse cop
Mar 09
// Brett Makedonski
Watch out, citizens of Los Angeles. There's a war on drugs in your city, and you just might end up as collateral damage. In Battlefield Hardline's take on the City of Angels, the forecast always calls for a fair chance of ra...
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Battlefield: Hardline

Prepare to pay full price twice to unlock all of Battlefield Hardline's exclusive features


Surprisingly its not releasing on iOS
Mar 03
// Jason Faulkner
"Own More and Be More" is EA's dystopian-toned tagline for its unveiling of Battlefield Hardline Premium. In addition to the £44.00/$59.99 price for the base game (£59.99/$69.99 for the "deluxe" version), you can slap down an additional £44.00/$59.99 to unlock exclusive things that should have been included anyway.
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Battlefield Hardline

Kill cops (or robbers) early with EA Access and Battlefield Hardline


Get a head start on the masses
Feb 25
// Robert Summa
If you were planning on getting or trying out Battlefield Hardline and happen to have an Xbox One and EA Access, then your monthly payments are about to pay off. Well, kind of. EA announced that EA Access members will be abl...

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