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  • PC version of Battlefield 1943 shot down over Q1 2010

    EA’s confirmed to G4’s The Feed that Battlefield 1943 for PC will not be coming until next year. Producer Gordan Van Dyke said of the news: “We haven’t released a Frostbite [DICE’s game engine] built game on PC, so going into this project we lacked a starting foundation we had on Console.  There are also […]

  • Irish Battlefield 1943 players upset over exclusion of Ireland

    Battlefield 1943 players living in Ireland are a bit perturbed that the game fails to display the country’s flag on their profile pages and instead only flies the UK flag. Apparently, if you live in Northern Ireland or Ireland, “EA won’t allow you to identify yourself as “Irish” despite the 1998 Belfast agreement saying otherwise”, […]

  • BF1943 breaks Live and PSN speed-sell records

    EA said today that Battlefield 1943 is the fastest-selling day one and week one Live title of all time. Bonzer. The game is also the quickest-selling day one and week one PSN game in North America. Between the two versions, the DICE shooter’s moved over 600,000 units since its launch on July 8. PR here.

  • Battlefield 1943 weapons can be used in Bad Company 2

    The official Battlefield 1943 twitter page has updated to reveal that you can use the semi-auto rifle, sniper rifle, or SMG from Battlefield 1943 in the forthcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2. If you don’t believe us, check here. It says: “Think you’re a Bad Ass with BF1943 weapons? What if I said you’ll be able […]

  • PS3 players unlock Air Superiority in Battlefield 1943

    The Battlefield 1943 Twitter account updated over the weekend to reveal that PS3 owners now have access to the Coral Sea Air Superiority map. The map opened up after players collectively recorded 43 million kills in the game. Xbox Live members reached that target last week. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Battlefield 1943: Coral Sea opens up on Xbox Live

    Looks like Xbox Live players were the first to open the Coral Sea Map Pack for Battlefield 1943 by reaching 43 million kills. The Air Superiority game mode was also unlocked. So far, PS3 users have clocked in at 22,868,004 kills. Looks like it didn’t take as long as we thought it would, folks. Grats.

  • Xbox Live activity for week of July 6 - Battlefield 1943 tops Arcade

    Looks like Halo 3 is still the top dog over on Xbox Live. Call of Duty: World at War is not doing too shabby though, as it’s still number two. Battlefield 1943 is the winner over on the Arcade side, as everyone knew it would be. Currently, the kill status to open the Coral Sea […]

  • 5 million killed in BF1943's first day

    EA’s confirmed that more than 5 million kills occurred in Battlefield 1943’s first day, despite the fact the company had to rush a huge amount of servers online to cope with demand. This is just on 360. Also, there were 29.45 years of gameplay completed on Live in the game’s first live day. You lot […]

  • Battlefield 1943 ranks reset to zero, kills still count towards Coral Sea

    Players logging into Battlefield 1943 will notice that their rank has been reset to zero. This is so DICE can perform maintenance on the soldier profiles. All kills will still contribute to the Coral Sea challenge, but no word yet on whether they will count towards your rank. After maintenance is finished, ranks will be […]

  • Coral Sea map for Battlefield 1943 to be unlocked soon

    DICE’s community challenge to unlock the Coral Sea map for Battlefield 1943 appears to be going well, for those who can get in the game. In case you don’t recall, the goal is for communities on PSN and Xbox Live to log 43 million kills. As of this post,  Xbox has 1,127,225 and PS3 739,612 […]

  • 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 1943 played by over 80,000 people on Live

    Gamerbytes is reporting that Battlefield 1943’s leaderboards now have more than 80,000 names on them, which is propbably why the game’s been groaning under the strain. This is just for the XBLA version. If you’ve been following the EA feeds on Twitter, you’ll know how hard the publisher’s been working to meet demand. EA and […]

  • Euro PSN update, July 9 - Ghostbusters and Fuel demos, Battlefield 1943

    Holy hell, the European PlayStation Store update this week is not bad in the least. Somewhere, down below, Satan is contemplating a new winter coat. Battlefield 1943 arrived, along with excellent demos for Fuel and Ghostbusters. MotorStrom: Pacific Rift and Skate 2 got add-ons, and PSP has some Little Britain mini-games for you. Excellent. Full […]

  • Xbox Live lists Battlefield 1943 for 90,000 MS Points

    Got $1,124.55 just sitting in your wallet? Sure ya do, and the best way to spend it is to purchase Battlefield 1943 on Xbox Live for 90000 MS Points. Granted this is some sort of snafu on Microsoft’s part, it will actually run you 1200 MS Points ($14.99). Still it’s rather funny, and we just […]

  • Battlefield 1943 gets hammered, double the amount of servers

    DICE had a fun day yesterday, launching the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 1943 only to watch the game turn into from lag-fest into a game where it was impossible to connect to anything as the hours drew on. Server capacity has now been increased to almost double the launch amount, so hopefully you’ll find […]

  • Battlefield 1943 now on Live

    Battlefield 1943 is now up on Live, priced 1,200MSP. There’s a free trial, if you want to try before you buy. Remember – it’s multiplayer-only. Go fetch!

  • Battlefield 1943 gets launch trailer, has bombs, is awesome

    EA’s put out a launch trailer for Battlefield 1943, having now announced the game for release next week. Is shows the game’s Guadalcanal island, and has to be the best argument for digital distribution we’ve ever seen. It looks fantastic. If you like shooting and bombing things, this has to be a no-brainer: Battlefield 1943 […]

  • Battlefield 1943 to release next week

    EA’s confirmed that Battlefield 1943 will release on July 8 for 360 and the day after for PS3. The shooter – rated at 9/10 in the latest Edge – will set you back £10/1200MSP. Which is probably great news. PR after the break.

  • Battlefield 1943 to get "trial version"

    Battlefield 1943 won’t have a beta, EA DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke has said in a live interview on Eurogamer, but there’ll be a demo to make up for it. Said the developer: “No beta, but we have a trial version that lets you confirm what you already thought – that this game is the […]

  • Unlock a bonus map with Battlefield 1943 community challenge

    Battlefield 1943 players can get a bonus map for the game via EA’s community challenge, which will unlock when the muliplayer community reaches 43 million kills on PSN and Xbox Live. The WWII Coral Sea map will be included along with three other maps, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and Wake Island for 1200 MS Points ($14.99) […]

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