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Quick quotes: DICE “always” looking to grow Battlefield franchise “in different ways”

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

“We are trying to grow the franchise in different ways, always, and to do something new for us, whether it’s a feature like the destruction that was added in Bad Company or the single player that was also added in Bad Company. Since then, it’s grown and grown as a franchise. Single player has become a core pillar now, and we’re adding coop for the first time. We’ll see what happens with that; if people like it, if it’s fun, it will probably grow into a core pillar, as well,” producer Patrick Liu, speaking to Gamasutra on advancing the series’ core pillars.

Battlefield 3 releases at the end of the month for PS3, 360 and PC.

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26 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    I’ve not even going to comment on this!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    Do you really need to troll every BF3 news ?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moxifool

    “I’ve not even going to comment on this!”

    Yet here you are.

    Idiot.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Anyone who buys Battlefield for the single player is doing it wrong.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. noherczeg

    #4

    And after he/she finishes it goes back to the retailer and sells it back / changes it in for something else :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    DICE do something else

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Fin

    Maybe DICE should stop talking about BF and fix the bugs in the beta!

    Har har har.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    Fin, you’re fast becoming my new least favourite poster. Congratulations.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Fin

    @8

    Hmm, why would you say congratulations after something like that? Doesn’t sound like something that’s good.

    I was joking anyway (hence the “har har har”). I don’t actually believe that the bugs in the beta will carry over, or that PR takes time away from developers.
    Y’ve to see the nuances.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    @9, it’s not an isolated incident.

    You’re a hostile little shit and 9 times out of 10 I feel poorer for having read your “thoughts”.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Fin

    @10

    Hostile, sometimes. Cynical, yes.

    Not my problem if you can’t take a joke bro!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Moxifool

    @11

    “Hostile, sometimes. Cynical, yes.

    Not my problem if you can’t take a joke bro!”

    Seems to me that you’re pissing on the wrong tree there, ‘bro’.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Talkar

    @2
    I think he hates every game. He flames games he doesn’t know anything about all the time, just look at any SWToR news on this site. I wish there was an ignore feature on this site x)

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    “We are trying to grow the franchise in different ways” = make more money more money and even more money. Even if that means putting out a bug filled “beta”/demo with gameplay that more closly mimics our rival CoD, then what our fans have come to expect from a Battlefield game.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    @13 which kind of proves you dont know anything. I HAVE played SWTWoW at various hands on events and I dont mean Eurogamer/public events but at press events.

    But its amazing that how not being a total ‘fanboy’ classes you as a troll. The bottom line is, that the truth hurts. Or perhaps I just higher standards and dont fall for the PR crap that springs from these triple A titles.

    And yes and ignore button would be great, this way I wouldnt have to put up with people like you butt kissing EA.

    @14 I dont know if it was the bugs so much(for some) but it was the choice of map that imo did a lot of damage. It simply WASNT Battlefield and more like BC3.

    And the PR offensive at kind of proven that they are(and should be) worried because the Battlefield brand simply wont shift CoD from its number spot – unfortunately

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    “And the PR offensive at kind of proven that they are(and should be) worried because the Battlefield brand simply wont shift CoD from its number spot – unfortunately”

    EA never said they wanted to take away COD’s spot however they did want to take away their marketshare. Obviously you don’t know what that means. Instead of 30 million of COD sold, EA wants COD to get 24 million sold, that is their goal.

    “The bottom line is, that the truth hurts. Or perhaps I just higher standards and dont fall for the PR crap that springs from these triple A titles.”

    Yes because every person that like Battlefield or TOR is just falling for the “PR crap”, nice logic there. I have played the beta and watched videos of beta players playing not touched by Bioware and I know what SWTOR is about and I can’t wait for it. You are a troll, you go to every EA related topic and trash talk. Its to the level Erth or Loki.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. GrimRita

    back to my point about the truth hurting….Yes, having an opinion that doesnt fit with the ‘norm’ might offend but life is tough. When I comment, its constructive and not simple comments like ‘this game is crap’ – because that IS trolling.

    Taking away marketshare is the same thing. If marketshare falls to its rival, and its rival marketshare picks up, it means that it will take the top spot. Maybe not today but longer term.

    EA are investing too much into this title to come second. Its not in their nature. They want to be #1 in every genre and are not because they had their eye off the ball when Activision and Blizzard merged.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    The truth is if EA thought they could knock CoD off the top spot, by changing BF into a carbon copy, they would… Hell I imagine the next MoH will better looking twin of MW3…

    Which would be gr8 :)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    It hasn’t just grown though, it’s certainly also shrunk, in some pretty disappointing ways.

    I’d trade all the gimmicks of destruction and beautiful graphics for a more advanced coop system.

    I mean, fair enough if people actually believe that BC2 and BF3 are like “THE ULTIMATE COOP EXPERIENCE”, but to me it’s nothing of the sort. They should’ve expanded on the scenario structure of the old games, and tried to force people even further into cooperation, expanding on the brilliant ideas they had for squad and platoon based communications in the old one.

    Imagine feeling like an actual fireteam in an online shooter, four guys operating within their own little Left 4 Dead group, with the leader being the only one able to contact the guy above him, trying to order airstrikes and support. Maybe it is too complex to do in an online shooter, but I wouldn’t know, since DICE chose to throw it away.

    For me personally it’s just as much of a clusterfuck today as anything else, just on a larger scale. You have a choice to follow the green guys around you, but there’s really no difference between following the green guys, to following the blue guys, with the only exception being that you’re able to spawn on the green ones. And you’re still just watching everybody split up, jump into a vehicle and race off, without any consideration for what they’re doing. Half the time, you can’t even get a lift with the guy who picks up the last jeep. Nobody’s even trying to coordinate.

    Somehow pronouncing that the ultimate coop experience is more than a stretch to me.

    @18 I think they’ve gone out of their way to add CoD to the BF formula this time around. It’s fast, you die a lot quicker, and the weapons are a lot more reasonable, if still a little dodgy in places.

    I also think they took some of the parts of the MoH multiplayer and added it for BF3. It had fewer and more restricted maps than BC2, but the gameplay feels far sharper to me. Less is more.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    @DSB, less is more… I’d agree. I want smaller more infantry focused maps, no vehicles except for automated killstreaks & 60fps… ;)

    Joking aside, maybe Dice/Ea have over simplified the team strategy side, purely to attract the more lone gunman, casual player… But I don’t think they’ll strip It out completly, they’ll probably keep experimenting till they find the magic mix that appeals to the majority.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I see what you did there!

    It’s not that I can’t appreciate the big and beautiful maps that DICE make, but they ultimately don’t have a lot of purpose built into them.

    Looking at Caspian Border, I can get sniped from 500 yards away by some guy with a machinegun hiding behind a rock that I have no chance of spotting. If camping in corners is a bad thing, then how bad is being able to camp from across the map? Ditto, the last chokepoints in Metro give a lot of slanted advantage to people on the lesser team when defending. I don’t mind a challenge, but I do mind losing to people who ultimately have to do far less to win.

    Of course the size of the maps in MoH didn’t allow for massive vehicular combat, but why not cut 30%, and use the time you save to actually improving the quality of the maps themselves, rather than just piling on for scale?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    Tbh I can’t stand those big open maps -_- I much prefer a smaller, dense map… but if you want vehicles, well people want space to run free & stuff…

    Sometimes it feels like they just ain’t enough tanks/jeeps & I end up running across wide open spaces, looking for a bush or something to hide in :(

    #22 3 years ago
  23. GrimRita

    Oasis in BC2 kind of reminded me of a map in Counter Strike. But with destruction!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    “nd you’re still just watching everybody split up, jump into a vehicle and race off, without any consideration for what they’re doing. Half the time, you can’t even get a lift with the guy who picks up the last jeep. Nobody’s even trying to coordinate.”

    Because you need to play with clans. Just because it’s a clusterfuck situation it’s not a bad design. Because it is how the game works. It’s freedom and you still have your objective to complete and while every team is different you still complete it and it’s cool.

    Just because you like more personal stuff, does not mean that DICE don’t know how to do it. It’s exactly where they do it right with Bad Company series where it feels more personal and team like.

    In Call Of duty or any other multiplayer FPS|TPS is the same clusterfuck. Everyone is doing hat they want and play how they want.
    but in games like Call Of duty kills are important and no matter how you play with team it’s going to be the same experience “kill for killstreaks” and you win.

    “I can get sniped from 500 yards away by some guy with a machinegun hiding behind a rock that I have no chance of spotting.”

    learn to play damn it. Seriously. This stuff is old. Since first Battlefield or any other FPS with giant maps and vehicles.

    If you don’t like that scale it’s your only problem that you don’t like that type of FPS games. Thats how it goes. It’s a war… not an arcade thing with magical powers to summon helicopter or giant plane in the center of small map.

    Seriously, this discussion is old. It’s the same thing if someone starts to say that ELDER Scrolls is a REAL RPG, while Witcher 2, DAO, Deus Ex:HR are not because there are more story and there is not much freedom compared to Elder Scrolls game.

    It’s a different design and it works in Battlefield. Worked and works today.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 If you need players to accomodate your game, rather than making a game that accomodates players, then that’s the very definition of bad design.

    It’s certainly true that the weapons and maps were ridiculous in BC2 as well, but I don’t see how it suddenly becomes great because they do the same thing twice.

    Maybe I just don’t get it, because BF3 somehow creates its own logic, but you’re really not ever supposed to be sniped from 500 yards by a machinegun. It’s just poor balancing, and sloppy level design.

    It wasn’t a common thing in BF2 either. The maps were smaller and far better designed, and the weapons were balanced with far more care.

    Sorry I hurt your baby, but it’s flawed.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GrimRita

    @25
    BC2 was more about being shot from hundreds of metres away by a shotgun! But when you create a world with so many stupid and pointless unlocks, the game quickly can become unbalanced.

    In BF3 there’s simply far too many – hell, it wouldnt surprise me if you could unlock a toothbrush holder!

    #26 3 years ago

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  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]