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DICE lists changes coming to Battlefield 3 thanks to beta feedback

Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DICE has listed the changes it’s making to Battlefield 3 thanks to all the hard work done by beta testers.

While a full list has been posted on the Battlelog forums, a shorter list with high profile changes is posted below, courtesy of the Battlefield Blog:

  • Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
  • Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
  • Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
  • Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
  • Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
  • A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
  • Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
  • Tweaked the Rank progression.
  • Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
  • Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
  • Framerate stability fixes.
  • The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
  • Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
  • Non working options in squad menu fixed: “Private” flag and “Switch Teams”.

Up to date news on changed and the beta itself can be found in the news section of Battlelog.

Meanwhile, DICE released a “welcome to the beta” video yesterday, and it can be watched below.

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38 Comments

  1. chriswhaaat

    I thought I was getting killed with one shot far too often. And always while running. now they just need to fix the whole falling through craters to beneath the map business

    #1 3 years ago
  2. HauntaVirus

    I’m not trying to minimize the amount of time and effort that went into this game but I’m horribly underwhelmed by the beta. I’ll give it another shot though.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. M. K.

    They should read the feedback more carefully, it’s only about the half of the problems I’m experiencing with the Xbox 360 version :D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Wheres “Fixed clipping issues making players fall through the map”?

    And i’ve also noticed a bug where players can survive with 0% health, even worst; Someone told me that apparently when that happens, the player is invincible in till their health regenerates past 1%.

    And they really need to balance semi-auto sniper rifles, without a scope or with a x2 scope they’re ridiculously effective at close to medium range, even more so than a shotgun.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Well I think they are focusing on fixing the game itself rather then beta build which was god knows how long.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. GrimRita

    @4 the 0% health thing has been in since Bad Company 2 and its STILL there – so dont hold you’re breath.

    According to the post on battleplop, this is ‘Part 1′ of whats being fixed.

    Personally, by releasing such a poor quality beta has probably done more damage than good especially if they are looking to win customers from CoD.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. turbulence

    For those who want to see Caspian Border + Jets

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVUwecX0wlo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6dZ58yMgQ

    #7 3 years ago
  8. RRODboxnogames

    What about that blue covered screen you randomly get when you respawn ?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    Dont Hate me for what im about to say but for what i did played in the demo, i do like Bad company 2 better, i dont know what it is i cannot put the finger on it, but sometimes i wish battlefield 3 is and evolution from BC2, but in my eyes is not i hope the whole game is better, either way i gonna buy it on that wish alone.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    @9 I think its the map, Metro. Its VERY BC2 and I have already said after playing alpha that Bf3 is nothing more than BC3. I havent played the 64 player map, which might change my mind but right now, it certainly isnt a day 1 purchase any more.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Sadismek

    @10 Yeah, I completely changed my mind after playing Metro. Battlefield 3 isn’t a day 1 purchase for me either.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    @4, in BC2 health was rounded to the nearest whole number, so if their health was <0.5% when they kill someone it shows as 0%, I assume the same is true of BF3.

    The "invincible" thing is bullshit.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I absolutely am loving the beta more and more, but the list of bugs is just crazy. I have several things that i don’t see on that list. Just now, the sound of footsteps was gone, or incredibly low volume. EA Connection errors in the middle of the game. Loading screens that keep loading, crashes and so on.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DonnerKebab

    You only have to watch the Caspian Border footage to know BF3 will be good – this is essentially a cracking game… but why is Metro a BF3 map at all??? BF without vehicles on a small map is… MoH

    The glitches will be ironed out I hope, but when will EA update their creaking servers.

    Also apparent: the MASSIVE compromise on graphics that DICE have had to make for the outdated consoles (I have consoles but if ever there was a game that said dump them in the bin and get a PC, this is it).

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DonnerKebab

    Oh yes – Grenades sticking to leaves…. er….

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    I thought i was gonna hate the map but i love it. Ok i admit, the beginning is kinda meh, but i LOVE the metro. It makes for different kind of gameplay but still feels like Battlefield, awesome battles in the subway, love it!!!

    But goddamn…this has to be the buggiest beta ever for me. More to add to the list: Ridiculous animations of soldiers, completely wrong, when shooting someone, sometimes he flies all over the map, and so on.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    “by releasing such a poor quality beta”

    Someone still doesn’t understand what beta means.

    “But goddamn…this has to be the buggiest beta ever for me.”

    Then you clearly haven’t played many betas.

    Most “betas” that come out nowadays are just glorified demos – the finished product, used to generate hype. You never hear updates about improvements or fixes during these.

    Seeing how Dice is clearly monitoring feedback and implementing a steady stream of fixes within very short spans of time (this is what? Day four? And they’ve already fixed a tonne of stuff?), this is clearly not one of those glorified demos.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    you know what I might pick this game up I was sitting on the side lines thinking that I have to many games already. I mean I have a mmo in th wings right now kight of the old republic. Not only that kind sick of shooters and console ports.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Stardog

    Are they still trying to pretend BF3 is PC-focused?

    The beta is a joke, and until they remove Origin and browser-based launching, which reduces the game to a pop-up app, I won’t be buying.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    not even the fucking beta testers needed to test this

    #20 3 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s BDH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Antisuperman

    Yeah, to people complaining about the beta being buggy, I read somewhere that DICE said the beta build of the game is NOT the same that’s being released. A large scale beta is a much more effective way of finding bugs than any form of testing they can do in house.

    That said, not loving the Metro map. Wish they’d released one of the bigger ones.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Pendragon1769

    the build that they are using if i remember correctly is a month old build i’m sure they have fixed many issues for launch, the falling under the ground has been fixed, it seems to be server based for the issue since most of the servers i have played on the last couple days did not have this problem.

    At first i thought the idea of a browser launch was stupid but the more i used it the more i like the idea, i can get into a game faster than i can actually launching a normal game, for switching games all you have to do is alt tab and find a new one and it loads up the next server.

    I do agree that some of the animations are rediculous and im praying they are fixed, Origin doesnt bother me to much its pretty much just another steam but for EA games eh whatever. I did get a chance to play on caspian border and i will say it was Fing awesome it felt exactly like a battlefield game, i like metro now i didnt at 1st, most BF2 players dont like rush maps and think that the BF series games should be just conquest, hate to break it to ya but that gets boring after a while.

    all in all this will be a day 1 purchase if not just for the “free” maps, i have faith in DICE and they havent let me down yet

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    The falling through the ground thing is almost definitely server based, and not client side. It’s just lag from strain on the server network.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Pendragon1769

    they said the removed the terrain destruction because it was causing issues with the falling through the world, the servers that have it enabled still are the ones with the problem but the lag doesnt help much

    #25 3 years ago
  26. stretch215

    Well, this beta is definitely better than the bad company 2 beta, and that game turned out OK. At least this is playable.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. CyberMarco

    Some extra footage…!

    Battlefield 3 BETA Team Deathmatch – Operation Metro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrj6l0sotA0

    Battlefield 3 BETA Conquest – Operation Metro [Part 1]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdSlZO1YOGg

    Battlefield 3 BETA Conquest – Operation Metro [Part 2]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0-NBBuWeGE

    Enjoy! ;)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. GwynbleiddiuM

    I still see people shooting from below the ground fucking texture since it ignores the environment and serves as a wallhack like experience, the fucking machine guns are OP and imba, I keep getting killed by dudes with scope mounted machine guns from a fucking long range, like from spawn base to spawn base long range, people abusing the flashlight in bright daylight is annoying, ffs in a bright daylight a small flashlight is hardly visible, let alone blinding you, people hide behind covers sometimes being protected by invisible walls that bullets can’t carve through their heads while there’s nothing in front of them. I’m pro prone, but I think it’s being over used a lot, I wouldn’t mind if it was perk or recon only ability even if that’s too silly to even consider it’ll still balances the game better.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Shonak

    @4: Yeah, these sniper rifles without scope are horrible. If I get killed by a shotgun in close combat than that’s fine. But sniper rifle w/o scope, it’s like quickscoping all over again, even worse probably, since they don’t even have to adjust it that much in close combat.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. GrimRita

    @ 29 it could be like bc2 where a shotgun can kill you from the same range as a sniper

    #30 3 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    you know what I am disappoint BF3 only has 64 players on a map when you can have 128 people on a mp!!!!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. manamana

    @Grim stop whining, you plan to not purchase the game already, so get your CoD fix later.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. GrimRita

    grow up manamana. If you’ve noticed me ‘whining’ then you notice that I dont play CoD. So please, get your facts RIGHT.

    Make sure you wipe your brown nose on the EA napkin on the way out.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. manamana

    I dont need to wipe nothing, its you who should get the fuck of Bf3 articles, if you have nothing worthy or at least funny to contribute, arse.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Dizasterous

    I for one am disapointed in bf3. The left out things I loved about bfbc2 and put in things I hated about call of duty. I personely believe that bfbc2 is a better online game then call of duty. So when I heard of about bf3 I was stoked. But now im in awe. They changed so much of the game I loved that I think i’m going to cancel my reserved copy. Bf3 to me plays like a cross between call of duty and homefront. so here is a list of things I hate. 1 I wanna bring buildings to the ground. 2 hitting L3 to hold my breath when sniping (this is battlefield not call of duty) 3 like in bfbc2 they left out laying down because they said it didn’t add any dynamic to the game (well it doesnt in bf3 either) 4 put the ammo box back with the assault class and the med pack back with the LMGs (support, medic) 5 the way the guns jump around when firing is ridiculous compared to bfbc2. 6 the iron sights are to thick looking thin them out 7 throwing grenades is stupid looking and ineffective. I understand people dont have the same views as me on all these issues. But as a big fan of battfield bad conpany 2. I hoped for something similar with a couple new tweeks and new maps. I didnt expect a whole new multiplayer experience. One that in my opinion doesnt live up to bfbc2 standards. Maybe in the near future they can make a new bad company game with a more simular experience as bfbc2. Until then i’ll keep playing bfbc2 or maybe skyrim

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Dralen

    For a start, this is Battlefield 3 not Bad Company 3, it’s the sequel to Battlefield 2. Second, this is a beta not a multiplayer demo; so it’s going to have a lot of bugs. Third, they are trying to find bugs; they probably thought metro would be the best map to find bugs and that’s why they are using it.

    I understand alot of betas today are glorified demos *Cough* Gears of War 3 *Cough*. But dice aren’t like that.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. GrimRita

    @34 I will post where I want thank you very much. Maybe its just because I have higher standards for this and like many here, have come away unimpressed. Deal with it.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. manamana

    No, if anything I have to get used to some troll stating on nearly every BF3 article, how its not becoming a day1 purchase or no purchase at all. Please take your *higher standards* and just don’t buy this game, you would do us all a favor, thanks.

    #38 3 years ago

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    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]