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Battlefield 4 Vs. Call of Duty: Ghosts

The fighters are ready (Battlefield 4 Vs. Call of Duty: Ghosts), The date is set (Fall 2013), The arena is confirmed (Xbox 360, Xbox Next, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC).

The rivalry is re-sparked between EA DICE and Activision as Activision has  confirmed the existence of its latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise. The newest CoD title is confirmed to release on November 5th which is after a little more than a week after EA DICE is releasing Battlefield 4. With EA DICE given the week long head-start be enough to compete with Call of Duty: Ghosts?

Last time EA and Activision dueled it was between EA’s Medal of Honor Warfighter and Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops II. Medal of Honor was literally blown into oblivion, as reported the game was put on hiatus...

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CA Senator: Violent games can serve as “simulators” for would-be killers

FeinsteinOn MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif said violent video games can be enablers for would-be mass murderers.

Feinstein agreed that it was a problem.

“I think the really violent video game becomes a kind of simulator to practice on. And it enables the individual to become much more familiar with that depiction of death and blood,” Feinstein said, referencing the exaggerated way in which some games depict violence and death.
“Of course it’s not the way it is in real life,” she added.

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Battlefield 4 “Least scripted experience of any Battlefield game”

One major complaint about blockbuster AAA video game titles that is commonly heard is the “on-rails experience.” It is a set piece in a video game where the player has zero to no control of the character’s movement other than the option to shoot. Games often use this tactic to create a cinematic experience.

There are 3 major reasons why this method often causes problems. Firstly, it creates for little replay value. Once the cinematic is over the player will never experience that part of the game again. The surprise is forever gone. Secondly, should a player die during the set-piece then there is the tedious process of reloading the level and re-watching the cinematic before even trying again. Lastly, it creates an already linear game to feel even more linear...

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Do or Die For Battlefield 4

EA DICE is touting Battlefield 4 as a different type of war game, ” Battlefield 4 is our most human, dramatic, and believable game yet” – EA DICE. This sounds an awful lot like what they were saying about Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Warfighter was at the center of controversy because of the lengths in went to to achieve realism. Such as when EA partnered with actual weapons manufactures, or when EA hired actual Navy SEALs as consultants which led to the SEALs being punished. The entire tie-in to the movie Zero Dark Thirty seemed like such a shady move with no taste in an attempt to make a buck for EA.

I digress, Medal of Honor’s image of being realistic was not only filled with controversy but also lost all credibility and ultimately was seen as a joke by many by featuring Linkin Park...

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Battlefield 4: Trailer breakdown and review

We recently stumbled across an excellent breakdown and review of EA’s recently released, 17 minute  preview of Battlefield 4′s first act. Have some time to kill? We highly recommend a visit to guardian.co.uk for a read.

Here is an excerpt.

Posted by Keith Stuart over at The Guardian

It begins with Bonnie Tyler. Total Eclipse of the Heart. I don’t think anyone was expecting that. At a rented theatre in downtown Stockholm, EA DICE is showing off the opening sequence from the Battlefield 4 single-player campaign. There are four soldiers in a car that’s sinking slowly into a lake in Azerbaijan; the leader, Dunn, is trapped under a twisted metal seat. “Shoot the windows out and go, or you’ll all die,” he shouts. And all the time, on the car radio it’s ‘Turn around, bright eyes…’...

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New engine for Battlefield 4?

It has been widely assumed that Battlefield 4 will run on an updated version of Frostbite 2, but as the game is currently being revealed to the Swedish press in Stockholm, it seems that isn’t the case.

Some exciting news is coming out of Sweden right now, including the surprise rumour that BF4 will run on Frostbite 3, a completely brand new version of DICE’s Frostbite engine series. Complete with a better lighting system, new animations, a brand new weather system, as well as a much improved destruction feature that allows buildings to be completely destroyed, it appears DICE are not taking a laid-back approach to BF4.

If this story is true, it may shed some light on Battlefield’s future in development...

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History of Battlefield

With the imminent announcement of Battlefield 4, it is only appropriate to take a look at the history of the game and what it has turned into over the years.

Digital Illusions CE provided PC gamers with the first Battlefield known as Battlefield 1942 in 2002. It was a World War 2 shooter that was praised by both gamers and critics. It was not the single player campaign that won over the audience but rather its unique conquest mode and overall multiplayer mode with teams of 32 and different playable classes earned the game various PC game of the year awards.

Rather than porting the game over to other platforms, Digital Illusions CE decided to create additional content for the game in the form of expansion packs...

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How does Battlefield need to be improved?

Two years ago Battlefield 3′s launch campaign was gathering speed, with EA gradually building the hype among keen Battlefield players across all platforms.  What we saw was state-of-the-art graphics, sound, physics and destruction; it seemed this game would set the benchmark for video games in the future.  But were we, as Battlefield fans, satisfied with the game?  It seems safe to say that many of us weren’t.  Why was that, and what needs to be improved in the next instalment?

There were a couple of key flaws with BF3 as far as I could see.  The first was the timing of its release...

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