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8:30 PM on 10.02.2013

What happens when you're in BF4's collapsing buildings

Remember that crazy Battlefield 4 E3 demo where the skyscraper came tumbling down and "leveloution" became a word? Yeah, that was great -- the collapsing building, not the buzzwords. But have you wondered what it looks like ...

Abel Girmay

12:00 PM on 08.29.2013

Slow your DICE roll: Battlefield not being annualized

After EA decided to pull Medal of Honor from its stables, there was fear that Battlefied would be annualized to continue to try and contend with the Call of Duty juggernaut. Speaking to Videogamer, Battlefield 4 executive pro...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 08.20.2013

Battlefield 4 beta coming in early October

In today's press conference at gamescom, EA announced that the Battlefield 4 beta would roll out in early October, with the final game shipping for current generation consoles on October 29th in North America and October 31s...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Battlefield 4's second-screen feature is next-gen only

The second-screen feature of the new Battlelog service for Battlefield 4 will only be available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox 360, DICE has confirmed to Engadget. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players won't be able to use ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 06.19.2013

DICE to 'innovate,' 'try new things' with Battlefront

As we reported, Electronic Arts recently swooped up the Star Wars license, announcing several upcoming projects in the process, including a new Battlefront helmed by Battlefield developer DICE. Speaking to IGN, EA Labels pres...

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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1:44 PM on 06.09.2013

Ugly photos from Battlefield 4's Alpha leak new features

A massive 58 image gallery of an early, half-textured alpha build of Battlefield 4 was making the rounds last night, presumably leaked from a private multiplayer test on the Xbox 360 ("Xenon" Build).  They're pretty...

Niero Gonzalez

1:00 PM on 05.23.2013

Mirror's Edge 2 posting shows up on Amazon

A listing showed up on Amazon.de for Mirror's Edge 2, and while it doesn't have any details about the game, it is a good indication that the rumors are true -- that EA might actually be making a sequel. I know we al...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 04.26.2013

'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'

It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!  The otherwis...

Jim Sterling



Can Battlefield 4's narrative be relevant after Spec Ops? photo
Can Battlefield 4's narrative be relevant after Spec Ops?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In lieu of partying or whatever it is college kids are supposed to be doing, I decided that my number one priority this spring break would be to to replay Spec Ops: The Line. I joined the Spec Ops party a bit late, but the narrative really struck me in a way that few videogame stories have, and I have been slightly obsessed with it ever since.

So, with Brendan Keogh's 50,000 word analysis Killing is Harmless by my side, I went through it again. And it's even more interesting the second time, with its critique of the player, videogames, and military shooters in particular. If you haven't done that, I highly recommend it.

Ever since I first played Spec Ops, I've wondered whether or not it would influence future games and how it would do so. But since Spec Ops's release, there really haven't been any notable modern military games (Warfighter doesn't count). It turns out that Battlefield 4 will be the first. When I first saw that gameplay had been revealed, I was intrigued. When I read that DICE wanted "players to have a very emotional connection with the story and setting they're presenting," I was ecstatic. In my mind, this meant that the team had played Spec Ops, analyzed Spec Ops, and learned from Spec Ops. The game wouldn't be as soul-crushingly pessimistic (not a bad thing), but it would be a step ahead of the general military game narrative. So I went into the 17-minute long demo of Battlefield 4 excited, with Spec Ops's lessons fresh in my mind. 

Meh.

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8:00 AM on 03.27.2013

Battlefield 4 not coming to Wii U because it's too risky

Despite the Wii U finally giving Nintendo a console that compares to the PS3 and Xbox 360, quite a few studios have decided to pass on bringing their games to the system. EA DICE is the latest, creative director Lars Gus...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 02.12.2013

Watch people cry during Walking Dead's finale [Spoilers]

In the above video, you will see the season one finale of TellTale's The Walking Dead. You'll also see video of YouTubers OfflimitsPC, Morfar, and PewDiePie bawling their eyes and shouting out as something really bad happens...

Allistair Pinsof

2:00 AM on 02.12.2013

Come on, montage! Drunk man crashes D.I.C.E. Awards

Of everything to come out of the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit last week, this undoubtedly brought me the most joy. Specifically, the moment I'm referring to happens at 2:07:30, when an intoxicated man jumped up on stage and wanted t...

Jordan Devore



David Cage is wrong: Violence is essential photo
David Cage is wrong: Violence is essential
by Allistair Pinsof

How is it that a walk around the golf course outside my house, with its scummy pond, ugly ducklings, boring grass, and the dull sky above is so much more immersive than exploring the psychedelic world of Proteus or mystical lands of Journey?

Our perception of reality is guided by our senses. The pavement impacts my feet, the grass crunches as I walk upon it, the sky surrounds my area of vision, and the bayou across the way brings about a strong scent of human feces. I couldn't be anywhere else, even if I wanted.

If I were to put a gun in my hand and fire aimlessly at the houses, would I become even more immersed in my environment -- that is, would I become even more aware and emotionally invested in the current moment? Yes, I would. And so it is with videogames.

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2:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Journey dev hints at next game, wants 'financial success'

At the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen spoke at length about creating Journey, revealing that the studio ran out of money after significant delays which ultimately resulted in the game many of us ...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 02.11.2013

Schell: Game demos can cut game sales in half

Did you watch Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's D.I.C.E. presentation last week. Very interesting stuff, right? The most interesting bit comes about 10 minutes into it, where he points out some interesting data on game dem...

Dale North