When Battlefield Heroes opens to the public early next year, it might make action figures obsolete. Playing it, you’re reminded of all that time you spent lining up squads of G.I. Joes on your living room coffee table to do battle; but with Heroes, you’ll never have to worry about picking your toys up before dinner or losing any plastic accessories between the couch cushions. Oh, and it’s free.
Were not sure if its just the freedom of artistic license or some sort of a grave premonition of a barrage of new and imaginative weapons that North Korea will soon be able to use to blow us all into tiny, dust mite-sized pieces... but between GRAW 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company, it seems to be de rigeur to set your war games in the near future. Although theres few solid details on the weapons to be featured in Bad Company, from the little weve seen its clear that as in GRAW, future technology
The newest Battlefield game doesn't seem like a Battlefield game at all. Luckily, that's exactly what its creators had in mind - something different.
To begin with, this entry in the acclaimed multiplayer-focused series is much more interested in single player. Everyone knows Battlefield can handle intense online competition, which is why the makers of Bad Company are eager to prove that it can also excel at storytelling and characters.
Soldiers at your control aren't generic avatars anymore.
While we generally lavished praise on the last Battlefield, Modern Combat, we had to admit to being slightly disappointed that the single-player game amounted to nothing more than an aperitif for the very, very tasty multiplayer main course. This has always been Battlefield’s intention though. Bad Company, on the other hand, has been built from scratch with DICE’s brand new Frostbite engine, which not only significantly ups the
With Battlefield: Bad Company, the big question is whether or not the series’ trademark multiplayer action can be translated into a single player campaign. At EA’s Spring Showcase, we got the chance to play Battlefield: Bad Company’s final single-player mission, Ghost Town and see for ourselves.
This mission is the Company’s final run at the elusive mercenary gold they’ve been chasing. As the
After publisher Electronic Arts wowed us with their military tank ice sculpture at their GDC 2009 event last week, we were given a sneak peek of exclusive single-player footage from developer DICE’s upcoming sequel, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Building on the first game, Bad Company 2 promises more intense combat, more destruction, and more serious gameplay.
All war is hell, but Vietnam strikes a nerve as particularly hellish. There are glimpses of hell in Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s upcoming multiplayer expansion, but mostly Vietnam comes across as a gorgeous, lush playground in which to shoot fellow players in the noggins. The setting, when compared to most shooters these days, is a nice relief from deserts and cities, with greener-than-green vegetation everywhere and stair steps of rice paddies etching geometric shapes into hillsides...
If you’re reading this, then you’ve managed to find a spare few minutes to drag yourself away from Modern Warfare 2. Yes, we know, it’s difficult – you’ve just got the Ninja perk and launched your first Tactical Nuke. But you also have the intelligence to appreciate that Modern Warfare 2 isn’t the absolute and final word in war-based online multiplayer.
February 10, 1967
Excerpt from the journal of Private First Class ~p4nDa4sSaSiN84~, 5th Infantry Division:
It’s starting to get to me, all of this. The heat, the jungle, the death, the respawning. I can’t sleep at night anymore, all I can think of is Charlie waiting in the trees, waiting for me to close my eyes so he can make his move. My commanding officer keeps making me change classes every 5 minutes, one minute I'm a sniper, and the next minute he wants me to perform field surgery on a guy who just got ran over by a tank. The weird part about it was that all I had to do was stab him with a syringe and he came back to life.
BattleForge is real-time strategy stirred into a collectable card game with fantasy creatures of all shapes and sizes for ice cubes. How does this delicious blend of fantasy RTS and nerdy card game work? Instead of gathering resources and researching a tech tree, you’ll forge and tinker with your deck before taking it into battle.