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DICE and EA working “around the clock” on BF3 support

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 00:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Both developer and publisher are dedicated to ironing out the wrinkles which have reportedly marred Battlefield 3′s launch this week.

“The DICE team, as well as the many EA groups that support this historic launch, have all been working around the clock,” DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson wrote on the Battlefield Blog, reiterating yesterday’s spokesperson comment to the effect that fixes are rolling out.

“We’ve deployed a number of server-side updates in our first week that have solved a number of the primary connectivity challenges, and have accelerated our rollout of the number of Hardcore servers.”

Troedsson said “millions of people” are enjoying the game, with only “some” having problems. He highlighted five key issues which DICE is treating as priorities: quick matches, squad joining, anti-cheat measures, sever maintenance, and Origin authentication.

This last has been a serious sticking point for some vocal PC gamers who feel imposed upon by EA’s platform, and although DICE believes the issue has been resolved, it’s taken measures to ensure any problems are resolved more easily than on launch day.

“While the authentication issues have been fixed, we have increased our customer support services exponentially to ensure a smooth experience going forward,” Troedsson wrote.

“We have dedicated support staff for you.”

Follow the link above for details on how to contact battlefield 3 support if you experience any issues while playing.

Thanks, Shack.

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33 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Anyone else having issues with co-op? It seems to just cancel on me :/

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    A lot of posts say to disable Avast antivirus. If you’re hosting, it will not show the invite.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Charlie Sheen

    DICE Your a dirty, stuck up, sadistic, shit eating, cock sucking, butt fucking, penis smelling, crotch grabbing, ball licking, semen drinking, dog raping, nazi loving, child touching, cow humping, perverted, spineless, heartless, mindless, dickless, testicle choking, urine gargling, jerk offing, horse faced, toilet kissing, self centered, feces puking, crap gathering, big nosed, monkey slapping, fart knocking, bear blowing, head swallowing, bitch snatching, donkey caressing, mucus spewing ASSHOLE!!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    Best selling unfinished game, ever!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    It is pretty ridiculous that it isn’t better at launch.

    I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with jumping the gun before CoD-hour, and I can see why that would be the goal, but even though it’s not as bad, it still reminds me of Black Ops around launch.

    There’s a fundamental disconnect between talking your game up as the holy grail of PC gaming and then jumping the gun, when you’re probably full aware that the networking is flawed.

    What makes it pitiful is the fact that neither DICE nor EA seem to want to own up to it. It’s not like you can shut up the internet, the people who bought the game know full well what’s going on, and they’re telling their friends.

    Just fess up and fix it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @5
    Black Ops had way more problems than BF3. I got BSoD when getting to high a score (i know, sounds ridiculous). I have problems with BF3, yes, but that is only a lag problem that persist for a few secs. I’ll take that over a BSoD anytime!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. JimFear-666

    i really doubt they really work 24/24 for this… I already worked for a studio who once said this and i can tell you that befor 9pm the office is already empty.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. GrimRita

    Im so glad I didnt waste my money on this.

    But hang on, didnt DICE claim that Beta was a ‘stress test’ and things are still not right?

    EA’s spyware failed to cope with the demand for Beta and clearly still cant cope.

    And, if you KNOW that you are shipping 10 millions units(across all formats), you will get a rough idea of the backend required to cope with so called high sales. Yet ANOTHER fail.

    This clearly demonstrates that BF3 was rushed out the door to hit the streets before CoD no matter what condition it was in.

    People saying that CoD had problems but doesnt it outsell BF like 10-1? So its kind of expected although not acceptable. Its about time publishers stopped taking consumers for a ride or maybe we should bring in our OWN T&Cs prior to the launch of yet another unfinished/tested waste of money.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    ITT: People with short attentions and no understanding of basic server infrastructure.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Sturmhardt

    Well they SHOULD be working hard because the game is still suffering from many bugs, including crshes and server joining problems – both happen a lot.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. M. K.

    Seems like a lot of you are playin on PC. Any problems with PS3/360 versions?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. viralshag

    I’m so glad that I’m one of the many people that aren’t having any major issues. 28 glorious hours in game and counting.

    Love this game.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    I’ve had a few crashes and freezes here and there, one blue screen. The most annoying bug however is the one pertaining to using the Origin overlay between rounds that sucks your most cursor in the top left hand corner of the screen until you spawn into the next round

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: “… one of the few people that aren’t having any major issues.”

    Fixed that for ya. ;)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. viralshag

    Many, few, whatever. Game works perfectly fine for me and it’s a great game. One pre-purchase I don’t regret buying (unlike Rage). :D

    #15 3 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    Huh, before release i remember moaning that the console versions will never look as good as the pc versions…. Well at least the console versions has fewer problems :)

    Either that or we console gamers are more stoical about minor server issues.

    (anyone who tells you that i cried after losing connection towards the end of a high scoring round of CQ is LYING!!)

    #16 3 years ago
  17. viralshag

    @Orbit, In my experience of being a console gamer that has moved more to PC gaming, it seems that most PC people disdain consoles “quick matching” because server searching is supposedly far more superior but when it doesn’t work to the highest degree of perfection (which it rarely does), boy, they can cry an entire ocean’s worth of tears about it.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @Viral, Yeah i’ve noticed the PC crowds obsession with servers… Still what they gonna do? Buy MW3? :)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @Orbit, I am… on PS3 :D

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OwnedWhenStoned

    I think I say this in every BF3 thread, but those of us who were around for the launch of BF2, 2142 and pretty much every patch of the previous will be used to this.

    Eventually they sort it out, and it is wonderful.

    DISCLAIMER: I have had no problems at all with multiplayer, (PC version) other than most servers being full.

    @Viralshag – got to agree about Rage. I go back to it now and again, but it just doesn’t grab my attention. I have had no technical issues with that game either, it just isn’t very good.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. GrimRita

    @17
    That has nothing to do with it. Battlefield has a strong community of clans who run their own servers for various game modes. ‘Quick Match’ does nothing to build communities but serves those who want just a quick round or two. It has nothing to do with ‘being superior’.

    Once DICE decided to force PC users to Alt/Tab from Origin/Battlelog/Game, it was ALWAYS going to end in tears because Windows hates Alt/tab especially when a game like Battlefield is resource intensive on the PC.

    Either way, this game clearly is unfinished and despite ‘stress testing’ has still limped out the door in typical unfinished DICE fashion just so they can get a weeks head start before CoD arrives, which PC gamers dont buy simply because its a shoddy port.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    So what your saying Grim, is that DICE should have kept back the PC version a month, to polish it up….

    That would have gone down well ;)

    Oh AND release it on STEAM… Heaven forbid you have to use ANOTHER online retailer…

    #22 3 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @21, What stopping you from having a community on a console? Last time I checked, that’s what friends lists and having the ability to join their games was all about. I don’t quite see how that is any different to a clan having their own server that will most likely be filled with complete randoms if the ping is low enough. And that’s the fact of the matter.

    There is no more community in the majority of players low-ping server hopping on the PC than random match making on the console. To try and glorify it any other way is absurd. Friends and clans will have a way to easily play together regardless of the platform.

    And seriously, this whole alt/tab argument thing, for the most part when people find a decent server, they’re in there for quite a few matches. What need is there to alt/tab so frequently is what I would like to know? I see the same people in the same server for about an hour or two.

    I also don’t see how this could be considered as a step down as during the end of matches in BC2, you can’t check anything other than what you have scored during your last round.

    To try and say this is a “shoddy port” is down to the fact you don’t own and haven’t played the full game. The game is fantastic. As I have said many time, it runs like a dream for me. Honestly, since moving to be a primarily PC gamer, never have I heard so much complaining as in the PC communities.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DSB

    The idea that serverbrowser = community is ridiculous. I can see how it provides a feature for those who already have a community, but that’s hardly down to the networking used to setup the match, and all down to the way you let people customize the hosting.

    I’ve been a PC gamer all my life, but I think matchmaking is the single biggest leap forward that I can remember seeing in an online FPS for the PC, and I know I’m not alone in that. I don’t want to bother to sift through networks or look at a million stupidly titled servers full of equally stupid clans with stupid admins that make up bullshit rules, abuse the people who play or otherwise interfere with the game. Leave the busywork to the nerds, and just let me play. The game is why I’m there in the first place.

    Case and point would be the whole controversy surrounding MW2 not having a serverbrowser. It’s still the biggest CoD on the PC after 2 years, and that’s after Treyarch came along and bent over backwards for the whiny folks among us.

    To me that just stands to reaffirm the notion that you should always move forward, instead of listening to the people who will not ever want you to.

    In terms of the BF3 troubles, this is already as big a launch as Starcraft 2, with the only real difference being that Starcraft 2 is Blizzard, and BF3 is DICE under pressure from EA. When you release a game this big, I think the mantra should be “Test, test, test, test… Retest… THEN release”. You should get it right.

    It’s not nearly as bad as RAGE, it’s not as bad as Black Ops, it’s an outstanding game, and I do actually like the Battlelog after using it for a while. But it’s a humongous release, with EA spending the bank on it, and yet they still haven’t gotten the networking down. Come on now!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    I don’t want to bother to sift through networks or look at a million stupidly titled servers full of equally stupid clans with stupid admins…

    When I used to play CS, after a search, I once joined a server where they’d managed to get this jingle to play every time someone typed the word ‘idiot’. Needless to say, it was getting played almost constantly.

    I have loads of similar stories to this…

    Partly why I stopped taking the PC seriously as a gaming platform.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Does matchmaking even work past putting you in a match with as little user input as possible?

    Certainly it seems to make no odds on skill level, relative pings or matching groups to other groups.

    Since matchmaking just seems to fire you in with a random bunch anyway, BF3′s quick join function seems to be just as “good”

    #26 3 years ago
  27. stretch215

    I’m assuming those of you saying the black ops launch was bad aren’t on xbox. For me that launch was pretty much bug free. As far as bf3 goes, aside from first day problems and the occasional disconnect, I’ve had little trouble (and a lot of fun). Awesome game!

    #27 3 years ago
  28. DSB

    @26 That’s entirely missing the point. The fact that most developers have yet to properly apply a matchmaker doesn’t do anything to disqualify it as a vastly superior technology.

    You could quite easily build a profile of the people playing the games, featuring everything from relative skill, to latency which is exactly what Battle.nets matchmaker does. That could lead to vastly better balance in online gaming, vastly lower latencies on the whole, and possibly a far better community since people will be on the same level, and likely geographically closer to one another.

    The only thing that’s missing is that sort of implementation.

    And that’s not even mentioning the effect it can have on latency as a whole in online gaming. It could wipe it out. Simply collect the latency information in real time, group people together based on factors like geographical location, and you’re done suffering because an American joins a European server or vice versa. No more rubberbanding.

    (Beyond people downloading porn when they shouldn’t be)

    @27 I think that just adds to the grief. Like DICE, Treyarch had been talking up their PC credentials and promising the most amazing PC game the world had ever known, only to leave people on the PC with what was obviously a broken port.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. GrimRita

    @22
    I dont know about you all, but I am sick to the back teeth of games being released half baked in an attempt to rush to the finish line, no matter what state its in.

    The attitude ‘we can patch it after launch’ is going too far, with patches becoming bigger and bigger in size. BF3 was clearly pushed out to beat the rush for CoD and here we have all these issues bogging it down.

    EA can sit behind the excuse of ‘biggest launch in our history’ bullshit but if you ship 10 million, have a huge marketing push and end up selling (so they claim) 5 million, there simply is NO excuse not to have servers ready for demand.

    Yet again it shows how Origin as a delivery platform simply cant cope even with (and being generous) 1 million sales on the PC.

    Steam has 4 million ACTIVE daily users and growing and supports a variety of different publishers. If EA want to get serious about third party support, they need to so out their back end asap otherwise customers simply wont use their crap.

    And Treyarch can promise all they want about their shitty title on the PC but until they stop being lazy and porting it over, it will always remain a limited, over priced, experience.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. viralshag

    I’m not sure the game has even been patched much. If it has I haven’t noticed yet. It seems to be minor tweaking on the server side of it and the problems seem to be primarily on the PC.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. IL DUCE

    This is my 4th time attempting to post this so let me say the blackberry 9900 is the biggest piece of shit phone ever created and a waste of $300…since it just loads random pages and navigating with the touch pad scroll thing basically clicks things and deletes stuff I’m typing so yeah…

    Anyway…Ill have to keep it short now since I don’t feel like typing everything a fifth time…me and my friends experienced a guy who had permanent invulnerability in a match and went 37-0, “Tbelz14″ for those on the lookout on XBL where we encountered him, so idk if it was a glitch or if it was purposely done but it was crazy and DICE/EA support said there was nothing they could do so good job…

    They also need to put more hardcore servers since they are less than a tenth of the total servers and my friends are getting turned off since they are always full and we always have to play regular in order to play together which they are not the biggest fans of…so keep pissing away your chance at being a “CoD killer” DICE & EA cuz you’re doing a good job of it so far…all that bark but no bite

    #31 3 years ago
  32. srafty

    all i can say is that matchmaking on none dedicated servers will never be a leap forward… not unless these company actually start to take hacking seriously…

    i have played a total of 12 mins of MW2 since its release, its unplayable due to 80% of players hacking, and joy MW3 is starting to head down the same path.. Blops was only fail on release due to hardware issues “new hardware” and of course stupid people.

    BFBC2 seemed okay, and so far BF3 is decent, Blops was good for me 1000hours and counting played, Cod4 was also excellent, unfortunately waw was to little to late for most players, but once it had like 2gb worth of patches it was a good game with no player base….

    anyone seeing the pattern? Dedicated servers! = no hacker = better community.. at this time forced matchmaking on none dedicated servers just ruins the games, not because match making is flawed or better\worse than server browsing, but simply because the company’s involved do nothing about hackers running rampart.. go play 1 match of MW2 and ull see exactly what i mean… dedicated servers are not much better for the trolls or generally cheap players and sometimes someone may be banned for hacking when there not, but hey there is helluva lot more than 1 server out there…

    as for pc players crying, im pretty sure pc players have a louder voice than consoles simply because they can use the web on the pc? ud find alot more children would actually use consoles (consoles being cheaper for parents to buy) also reducing the voice heard from consoles online… at the end of the day pc vs console QQin probably works out even… we just don’t hear as much from the console folk.

    @viralshag
    “quote” To try and say this is a “shoddy port” is down to the fact you don’t own and haven’t played the full game. The game is fantastic. As I have said many time, it runs like a dream for me. Honestly, since moving to be a primarily PC gamer, never have I heard so much complaining as in the PC communities. “quote”

    yea pretty sure he was talking about MW3 get off ur pony, MW3 is a SHODDY console port, a 10yo pc could run it at near max gfx.. i wish they would hurry up and release new consoles so PC gamers wouldn’t be held back by ancient console ports!

    “quote” I’m not sure the game has even been patched much. If it has I haven’t noticed yet. It seems to be minor tweaking on the server side of it and the problems seem to be primarily on the PC. “quote”

    is this you admitting that your also annoyed at how pc players get shafted?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. manamana

    40h in and having a blast. Cant wait for Karkand. First week was a catastrophe on XBL. Doesn’t make me whine, because in all the MP is brutally addictive, with friends that is. Most frustrating thing are not technical issues but teammates who don’t play the objective but only go for kills. Oh well, they maybe wonder why in gods name they are so low on the scoreboard….

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  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]