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  • Friday shorts, part 1: Fruit Ninja acquiring "next big thing" status, John Romero's still hardcore, much more

    If we tried to write up all the little stories, all we’d do is write all day. What?

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  • Battlefield: Heroes hosting a Double XP weekend

    A Double XP weekend is going on for Battlefield: Heroes, but in order to partake, you have to enter a code. Luckily, we have that for you.

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  • Battlefield Heroes getting double XP weekend

    DICE is taking a leaf from Call of Duty’s book this weekend: by throwing open a double XP weekend for Battlefield Heroes, beginning later today.

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  • Werewolves and Vampires event added to Battlefield Heroes

    Battlefield Heroes players may notice some strange looking humanoids walking around in-game, now that werewolves and vampires have been added to the mix. However, these humanly-challenged characters will only be around for one month.

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  • Dr Pepper teams up with EA to hand out gaming codes

    EA and Dr Pepper are teaming up to offer people gaming codes for chugging the popular soft drink.

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  • Battlefield Heroes hits 3 million registered users

    Battlefield Heroes now has 3 million registered players, EA said today. The publisher’s released a new map for the free-to-play shooter, titled Sunset Showdown, in celebration. Amazing scenes. Hit the link for the full PR.

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  • DICE changes Battlefield Heroes' pricing around a bit

    DICE has changed the item pricing for Battlefield Heroes, which has reduced the cost of real money on items, but has upped the cost to rent or buy in-game currency. All non-cosmetic items, like improved weapons, can still be purchased with BattleFunds (real money) which has been reduced in cost, but Valor Point (earned) have […]

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  • Heroes of the Fall content for Battlefield Heroes is live

    Heroes of the Fall, the newest update for Battlefield Heroes, is now live. The free update includes the Riverside Rush map, game menu changes, loads of bug fixes, and improved social networking. Release notes are rather extensive, and can be found through here.

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  • Battlefield Heroes hits 2 million registered players, new content planned

    EA has announced that Battlefield Heroes has hit the 2 million registered players mark. To celebrate, the Heroes of the Fall update and a new map are on the way September 30. “Along with this new map, ‘Heroes of the Fall’ includes a slew of changes including upgrades of the Gunner class and improvements to […]

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  • Upcoming changes to the Gunner in Battlefield Heroes detailed a bit

    Dice has released some information regarding upcoming changes to the Gunner in Battlefield Heroes. Looks like shields will be shareable with teammates, the explosive keg will also slow enemies down, and frenzy fire will also heal the Gunner. Loads more information is through here, as well as instructions on how to try these changes out […]

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  • Battlefield Heroes' 1.5 million players have spent "$20 each" [Update]

    Update: Someone done a booboo. As pointed out in this BH tweet, “We were misquoted in the @IGNcom report yesterday. The average Heroes BUYER spends $20, not the average PLAYER. Not all players spend money.” Thanks, f1r3storm. Original article: According to this IGN piece, Battlefield Heroes now has more than 1.5 million players. Great stuff. […]

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  • Battlefield Heroes recruits one million players

    EA has announced that DICE’s free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes has one million players signed up globally to play. “The team is really proud to have hit one million registrations at this early stage,” said Ben Cousins, general manager, Battlefield Heroes Team. “Creating a character and gameplay experience that is totally yours is what sets this […]

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  • DICE says Battlefield franchise isn't going "kiddy"

    Patrick Liu, lead producer for Battlefield 1943, has said that the franchise is not going “kiddy” as some assumed with Battlefield Heroes, and will instead swing more towards the “core” crowd with upcoming titles. “I wouldn’t say it’s a certain future, to go broad – maybe it’ll be the other way around actually, to focus […]

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  • Battlefield Heroes cashes in on Jackson death

    Battlefield Heroes is giving players the chance to buy Michael Jackson-esque costumes for their character, which may or may not be in really bad taste. There’s a white suit for the goodies and a Bad outfit for the, um, baddies. The game’s now live. Unlike Michael Jackson. Thanks, Kotaku.

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  • Battlefield Heroes finally launches

    Battlefield Heroes, EA’s free-to-play WWII shooter, has finally launched. The game was supposed to happen at the end of last year, but sort of didn’t. The extensive beta’s over, however, so get involved. Go kill something.

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  • Rumour: Battlefield Heroes heading to high def consoles [Update]

    Update: Looks like time told quicker than we thought: EA has put up a post on the official Battlefield Heroes website saying the information is incorrect and the company has “no plans to release Battlefield Heroes on either PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.” And that’s that. Original story: Joystiq is running a rumour which states […]

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  • Images for Battlefield Heroes give first look at Coastal Clash map

    New images for the fourth Battlefield Heroes map have popped up over on BigDownload. Called Coastal Clash, it seems to go with the other three maps included in the game which also have “beachy” names. No word on when the game will be released this summer, but DICE and Digital Illusions are still handing out […]

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  • CVG giving away 100,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    Battlefield Heroes’ beta phase looks to be entering a far wider phase today, with CVG now offering 100,000 keys. We just got one. Took about five minutes to go through all the rigmarole of getting logged in on the game site itself, but it’s all done now. The free-to-play shooter’s out this summer. Go play […]

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  • EA hands out 75,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    EA’s announced that 75,000 beta keys have been sent out this morning for Battlefield Heroes. The keys “are waiting in email inboxes all over the world,” according to the shooter’s Twitter. This is in addition to the 50,000 keys sent out April 2. Via Cinemablend.

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  • DICE hands out 4,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    DICE handed out 4,000 beta keys for Battlefield Heroes yesterday, all to those registered through QA Boss. More keys are to be handed out over the next few weeks. Once all the QA Boss sign-ups have gone out, gamers who signed up on the official site may get a present in the mail. You can […]

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Battlefield Heroes Latest

  • Battlefield Heroes’ 1.5 million players have spent “$20 each” [Update]

    Update: Someone done a booboo. As pointed out in this BH tweet, “We were misquoted in the @IGNcom report yesterday. The average Heroes BUYER spends $20, not the average PLAYER. Not all players spend money.” Thanks, f1r3storm. Original article: According to this IGN piece, Battlefield Heroes now has more than 1.5 million players. Great stuff. […]

  • Battlefield Heroes recruits one million players

    EA has announced that DICE’s free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes has one million players signed up globally to play. “The team is really proud to have hit one million registrations at this early stage,” said Ben Cousins, general manager, Battlefield Heroes Team. “Creating a character and gameplay experience that is totally yours is what sets this […]

  • DICE says Battlefield franchise isn’t going “kiddy”

    Patrick Liu, lead producer for Battlefield 1943, has said that the franchise is not going “kiddy” as some assumed with Battlefield Heroes, and will instead swing more towards the “core” crowd with upcoming titles. “I wouldn’t say it’s a certain future, to go broad – maybe it’ll be the other way around actually, to focus […]

  • Battlefield Heroes cashes in on Jackson death

    Battlefield Heroes is giving players the chance to buy Michael Jackson-esque costumes for their character, which may or may not be in really bad taste. There’s a white suit for the goodies and a Bad outfit for the, um, baddies. The game’s now live. Unlike Michael Jackson. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Battlefield Heroes finally launches

    Battlefield Heroes, EA’s free-to-play WWII shooter, has finally launched. The game was supposed to happen at the end of last year, but sort of didn’t. The extensive beta’s over, however, so get involved. Go kill something.

  • Rumour: Battlefield Heroes heading to high def consoles [Update]

    Update: Looks like time told quicker than we thought: EA has put up a post on the official Battlefield Heroes website saying the information is incorrect and the company has “no plans to release Battlefield Heroes on either PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.” And that’s that. Original story: Joystiq is running a rumour which states […]

  • Images for Battlefield Heroes give first look at Coastal Clash map

    New images for the fourth Battlefield Heroes map have popped up over on BigDownload. Called Coastal Clash, it seems to go with the other three maps included in the game which also have “beachy” names. No word on when the game will be released this summer, but DICE and Digital Illusions are still handing out […]

  • CVG giving away 100,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    Battlefield Heroes’ beta phase looks to be entering a far wider phase today, with CVG now offering 100,000 keys. We just got one. Took about five minutes to go through all the rigmarole of getting logged in on the game site itself, but it’s all done now. The free-to-play shooter’s out this summer. Go play […]

  • EA hands out 75,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    EA’s announced that 75,000 beta keys have been sent out this morning for Battlefield Heroes. The keys “are waiting in email inboxes all over the world,” according to the shooter’s Twitter. This is in addition to the 50,000 keys sent out April 2. Via Cinemablend.

  • DICE hands out 4,000 Battlefield Heroes beta keys

    DICE handed out 4,000 beta keys for Battlefield Heroes yesterday, all to those registered through QA Boss. More keys are to be handed out over the next few weeks. Once all the QA Boss sign-ups have gone out, gamers who signed up on the official site may get a present in the mail. You can […]

  • Battlefield Heroes beta re-starts tomorrow

    The Battlefield Heroes beta re-starts tomorrow, as you can see on the official site. The test’s closed, but you can still sign-up and chance your luck. The free-to-play DICE shooter’s supposedly releasing this quarter.

  • DICE wants to assure fans it’s not “going casual”

    DICE producer Patrick Liu wants to reassure fans that the company is not going casual. The Battlefield and Mirror’s Edge developer plans to “continue to do what we are best at”. Speaking with Videogamer.com, Liu’s comment stems from the fact free-to-play cartoon shooter Battlefield Heroes is aimed at casual PC gamers. “We are definitely still making […]

  • Battlefield Heroes to release before April 2009

    According to financial statements released by EA tonight, free-to-play DICE shooter Battlefield Heroes will release before the end of the company’s financial year in April. The game has bee delayed several times, and recently entered yet another beta phase. The news arrives on the back of Q3 losses to the tune of $641 million. Thanks, […]

  • EA: Battlefield Heroes release date news “soon”

    Electronic Arts has told videogaming247 that news regarding a release date for its free-to-play multiplayer shooter, Battlefield Heroes, will be announced “soon.” “No release date confirmed as yet for Heroes,” said the company. “Should be more news on this soon.” EA re-opened the Battlefield Heroes beta servers a couple of days ago as sign-ups for […]

  • Battlefield Heroes beta re-opened

    Free-to-play DICE shooter Battlefield Heroes is finally showing signs of edging closer to launch, with news today that sign-ups for another closed beta are open. The game’s been delayed more often than a Japanese royal heir, being originally planned for a summer 2008 launch. It was pushed into 2009 in November, with back-end work cited […]

  • Battlefield Heroes delayed into 2009

    Jeepers. EA’s delayed free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes into 2009, a second slip from the Holiday season after the game was originally planned for a summer release. The game, currently in closed beta, will see the current testing period end this Friday. “We expect to re-open the beta early next year,” senior producer James Salt wrote […]

  • EA’s Asian revenue is “nowhere” near desired level, says exec

    EA Asia boss Jon Niermann has admitted that revenue for the publisher in the region is lower than target, but has pointed to a heavy release schedule of online game to boost funds. “It’s nowhere where it needs to be. We need to get that growth significantly higher,” Niermann told the AP. Asian revenues account […]

  • Battlefield Heroes effectively “already out,” says DICE

    Speaking to GI, EA DICE’s Ben Cousins has said that free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes is “already out” and won’t have a “big splash release”. The beta has now been expanded so “every hardcore gamer in the world will probably be able to get a key if they want to,” the dev lead told the site. […]

  • Battlefield Heroes will be “huge hit,” says Perry

    Update: There’s a new interview with the developers on Gamespot. Thanks, Peffy! Acclaims’ David Perry has told GI that he believes Battlefield Heroes will do the business for EA later this year, going so far as to use the word “phenomenon.” “I think Battlefield Heroes is going to be a huge hit, it’s going to […]

  • Battlefield Heroes delayed to late 2008

    In its first quarter earnings call last night, EA pushed free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes back from a summer release to late 2008. “We decided to increase its focus on some of the social networking features,” said boss John Riccitiello, stressing that developer EA DICE hopes to incorporate beta tester feedback and implement new features. “The […]

  • Battlefield Heroes beta security breached

    According to this Aeropause report, QAboss – the firm looking after sign-ups to the Battlefield Heroes beta – has confirmed that email addresses and encrypted passwords from the test have leaked from the site. “QA Boss has been made aware of a security breach which exposes QA Boss forum user names, email addresses and encrypted […]

  • I’d keep Battlefield Heroes running at no profit, says DICE producer

    Speaking to videogaming247, free-to-play PC shooter Battlefield Heroes’ executive producer Ben Cousins has said that the game may be run even if it doesn’t make profit, primarily as it succeeds in bringing new players into the world of Battlefield in general. “That would be down to someone more senior that me,” he said when asked […]

  • Battlefield Heroes beta sign-up open now

    And here it is. The free-to-play EA shooter looked very nice at the publisher’s recent London event, so if you fancy getting involved early, here’s your chance. Not sure if a date’s been put on this quite yet, but it’s definitely this year.

  • Battlefield Heroes beta sign-up begins May 6

    Speaking at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, EA DICE confirmed in a presentation that an invitation-only closed beta sign-up will begin for Battlefield Heroes on May 6. You can hear streaming audio of the entire presentation right here.

  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Battlefield Heroes presentation and one-on-on interview – streaming audio, new shots

    EA showed off free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes today at its spring showcase in London, revealing a ton of stuff about character customisation, close beta dates, micro-transactions and more. You can listen to the full presentation below. For our one-on-one interview will Ben Cousins, the DICE game’s executive producer, hit the play button below. Screens after […]

  • First Battlefield Heroes movie shows plenty fun

    This looks very cool. Free games are the absolute future, although there may be a few developers that would disagree. Check out our impressions of Battlefield Heroes from GDC and watch the movie below.

  • Battlefield Heroes: No ads in-game, just on website

    It’s DICE day. We got to see EA’s Battlefield Heroes at GDC as well as next-gen first-person game Mirror’s Edge, and it’s all sounding promising. Great news arrives in these impressions that there won’t be any in-game ads at all. The shooter will be funded purely from ads on the game’s website, where you create […]

  • Free-to-play Battlefield Heroes details

    Here. The ad-funded EA multiplayer shooter, which will be supported by in-game ads, will “feature fictitious armies” and “two to three maps (which are smaller than typical Battlefield Maps) with more to follow”. There’s also some information on the game’s vehicles, for those that care. Battlefield Heroes will be available to download “this summer”.