Tag Archives: Battlefield: Bad Company
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 08:40 BST
Battlefield 4 is taking precedent at DICE right now, but that doesn’t mean that Bad Company 3 has been ruled out entirely, according to executive producer Patrick Bach. They’re just quite busy right now.
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 | 12:07 BST
Battlefield 4 is the main focus of developer DICE at present, and the studio has confirmed that the nBad Company strain of shooters is not in active development.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 16:35 BST
Sony has provided a content preview for PS Plus members, showing some of the goodies you’ll be getting during the month of May. Full game trials include: Battlefield: Bad Company , Saints Row: The Third, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations , Batman: Arkham City, Rayman Origins and much more. Hit up the break for the list.
Sat, Nov 05, 2011 | 15:19 GMT
Why are the Bad Company boys wearing swimming trunks? Patrick Garratt gets the answer, and more, in an extensive interview with DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 | 03:08 BST
EA came, saw, kicked butt and then made us fit, what a show.
Catch the round up after the break.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 15:02 BST
Sony just confirmed six new titles for the Greatest Hits range for PS3, including GT5 Prologue and MGS4. A hint? Very possibly.
- Army of Two, Electronic Arts
- Battlefield: Bad Company, Electronic Arts
- Devil May Cry 4, Capcom
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Sony Computer Entertainment America
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Sony Computer Entertainment America
As of June 16, this lot will cost $30.
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 | 14:40 GMT
UK retailer GameStation has announced a slew of Christmas reductions, including Samba De Amigo for £17.49, Battlefield: Bad Company for £19.99 and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise for £17.49.
That is literally cheap.
Press release after the link.
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 | 14:54 BST
The Major brings word that Battlefield: Bad Company’s Conquest mode has been released on Live as a free patch. Blurb:
An old friend returns! The Conquest game mode was hugely popular in previous Battlefield games and now sees its addition to DICE’s latest blockbuster. Download the Conquest Pack for Battlefield: Bad Company for free and battle it out on four modified maps from the core game. In Conquest mode, the aim is to reduce the opposing team’s tickets to zero. Killing an enemy soldier depletes one ticket per kill, whilst capturing control points on the map causes enemy tickets to count down. See you on the Battlefield soldier!’
Get it. This is looking more buyable buy the day, really.
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 | 17:39 BST
Several people are complaining on EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company forums that all their stats and weapon unlocks have been deleted.
However the plucky Eurogamer forumites have found a solution:
You simply use this link – http://badcompany.ea.com/myprofile/xbox/****/ – replacing the ‘****’ with your Gamertag or if you’re a PS3 owner, replace the words ‘xbox’ with ‘ps3′ and the ‘****’ with your PSN ID and your stats should magically reappear.
No official word from EA at this point.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 20:59 BST
Speaking at GDC Paris this morning, EA DICE’s Ben Cousens told the crowd that the developer currently has five Battlefield games in the works.
“Since the start of this year I’ve been working as executive producer for the entire Battlefield franchise – we’ve got five titles in development at the moment, which is probably more than you expect,” he said.
Battlefield: Heroes and Battlefield: Bad Company are known, obviously, but apparently the three other games include a traditional core title aimed at consoles and a new collaboration with Neowiz specifically for the Korean market.
Tue, May 13, 2008 | 15:25 BST
EA’s just put a press release listing all its upcoming summer releases, including details for Battlefield: Bad Company, Burnout Paradise updates, Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Mass Effect for PC, Rock Band Wii (US-only, we assume), Spore Creature Creator, Spore and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.
The release points out that the likes of Battlefield Heroes, Battleforge, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, Dead Space, Mirror’s Edge, Skate It, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and more are on the way from the label towards the end of the year, so it’s all looking pretty rosy on the EA Games front, truth be told.
Here’s all our coverage from the recent EA Games press day in London. Press release after the link.
Fri, May 09, 2008 | 14:09 BST
Thu, May 01, 2008 | 07:26 BST
Speaking to videogaming247, DICE producer Jamie Keen has said that the EA developer was taken aback by the fierce reaction to plans to charge for weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company, but that listening to the community is paramount for those working on the franchise.
“We were slightly surprised by the strength of the reaction,” he said.
“Charged downloadable content is becoming more prevalent throughout gaming, but it’s important for us to be able to react to people’s wishes and desires. There was a very strong reaction to it.
“For a game like Battlefield, where we’ve had a very strong online presence, and traditionally we’ve had very strong communications with the community, it’s important for us to be able to react to people. And yeah, we have to listen to people.”
Keen added, by way of explanation as to why the idea of charging for certain weapons had been included, that the concept was essentially a test.
“The beta was an opportunity for us to try out a few different bits and pieces and see how people react to it, and that was one of things we wanted to see,” he said. “One of the things that cropped up was the reaction to [charging for weapons].”
Following a turnaround on the issue, Keen said he was pleased at the way the community has reacted to EA’s decision to make all the weapons in Bad Company free.
“I felt that people were pleased that we were reacting in that kind of way, and that’s good,” he said.
“I think it sets a tenor with the kind of relationship we want to strike with people. We don’t want to come across as some sort of ivory tower company that doesn’t listen to people and what they’re after.
“Making sure that the community is being involved in that sort of way and making sure that it’s being listened to and feels as though it’s being listened to is very, very important to us.”
For the full interview with Jamie, hit the play button below.
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 | 09:32 BST
Speaking at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, EA DICE confirmed that Conquest mode will be made available as DLC for the game after it ships in June.
No specific date was given for the mode’s release other than “soon” after the game ships.
You can hear streaming audio of the entire presentation here.
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 | 10:06 BST
EA Games Studio Showcase: Battlefield: Bad Company presentation and one-on-on interview – streaming audio, new shots
Battlefield: Bad Company is out of beta and looking fine. EA showed the shooter off at its spring showcase in London today, giving plenty of reasons why killing people in the virtual face is still a good thing.
For streaming audio of the full presentation, hit the play button below.
For our one-on-one interview with producer Jamie Keen – including a long chat in the cash-for-weapons debacle – hit the play button below.
Screens after the link.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 17:20 BST
We’re not sure is this just applies to the US, but EA’s put out a press release saying Battlefield: Bad Company’s releasing on June 23.
You can read it after the link. We’ll drop EA a mail now and see if it applies to Europe as well.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 18:34 BST
In what will surely be seen as a victory for the common man, EA has confirmed that the micropayments for weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company will be scrapped.
”DICE is built upon the multiplayer community, and we do listen to what people say out there,” said Karl Magnus, the game’s senior producer. When we saw this big uprise about people that really felt it was dissatisfying that some people bought the Gold Edition, those five weapons you couldn’t get or that you had to buy if you had the ordinary version of the game, that we just decided that all weapons will be free in the game, and that’s how it is now.”
A rising backlash against a scheme to allow users to buy five new weapons online was starting to reach more mainstream press yesterday and gamers were already arranging a boycott ahead of the title’s release this summer.
Before today, players with a “gold” version of the game would have all the weapons, but those with the standard version would have to buy some through Live and PSN. Under the revised plan, “gold” owners will still have all the extra guns, and other players will have to level up to obtain them, but at least they’ll be free.
Just goes to show.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 | 08:15 GMT
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 | 19:09 GMT
From Major Nelson:
I just got my hands on 100 codes for the Battlefield Bad Company beta that kicked off this week. I was going to give them away all in one shot, but to make it fair for people that don’t visit the blog every hour of every day here is what I am going to do: I am going to award 10 codes a day for the next 10 days. Since the beta will run until April 25th, that should everyone plenty of time to get in on the action.
How do you win? Simply send me an email (major at Xbox-dot-com) with BFBC Beta in the subject line and include your gamertag in the body of the email. Each day, I’ll choose 10 random emails and reply with a code to get you on the battlefield. No need to send me a new email every day. One entry is enough to be put into the running for the length of the contest. This opportunity is open to everyone who has Xbox LIVE. I’ll start sending out emails with codes tomorrow…Good luck!
P.S.You’ll need to have a gold membership to participate in the beta program.
This is probably a better, albeit slightly less certain, way of getting on the beta than pirating the code. Drop him a line and chance your luck.
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 | 16:14 GMT