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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  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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    “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….

    One thing I adressed to DICE: its unfair that a jet can ram a helicopter down without taking a scratch. Thats crap.

    #33 3 years ago

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    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]