Posts Tagged 'Battlefield'

"Unlocks" and the gamification of gaming

  “LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD INSTANTLY!” I blinked. I had just launched Battlefield 3, and for some reason there a pop-up promising me…fairness? “Tired of fighting an uphill battle against Battlefield veterans?” it continued.  “The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle unlocks 119

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"Unlocks" and the gamification of gaming

  “LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD INSTANTLY!” I blinked. I had just launched Battlefield 3, and for some reason there a pop-up promising me…fairness? “Tired of fighting an uphill battle against Battlefield veterans?” it continued.  “The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle unlocks 119

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While some fight real wars the rest of us play fake ones

The drums of war are beating but many people are too far removed to hear them. Many of us would rather play another round of Modern Warfare or Battlefield than pay attention to foreign affairs.  We attend to these fictionalized

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While some fight real wars the rest of us play fake ones

The drums of war are beating but many people are too far removed to hear them. Many of us would rather play another round of Modern Warfare or Battlefield than pay attention to foreign affairs.  We attend to these fictionalized

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My Kingdom for a Horse Armor Pack: What Was Lost With the Rise of DLC

Note: Minor spoilers for Deus Ex: Human Revolution follow. On April 3, 2006, Bethesda released the first piece of new content for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The “Horse Armor Pack” allowed the player to acquire barding for their horses

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My Kingdom for a Horse Armor Pack: What Was Lost With the Rise of DLC

Note: Minor spoilers for Deus Ex: Human Revolution follow. On April 3, 2006, Bethesda released the first piece of new content for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The “Horse Armor Pack” allowed the player to acquire barding for their horses

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When War Was Fun: A Battlefield 1942 Retrospective

It’s 2002, and I’m gazing in rapt attention at my monitor, a friend looking over my shoulder. It’s 1943, and I’m piloting a fully-loaded landing craft towards the Japanese air base on Wake Island. I wince as a Japanese fighter

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When War Was Fun: A Battlefield 1942 Retrospective

It’s 2002, and I’m gazing in rapt attention at my monitor, a friend looking over my shoulder. It’s 1943, and I’m piloting a fully-loaded landing craft towards the Japanese air base on Wake Island. I wince as a Japanese fighter

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DRM removed from Bad Company 2

Better late than never, right? Today Bad Company 2 received a patch that removes the game’s annoying SecuROM DRM, and provides some minor performance upgrades and bug-fixes. However, DICE seems to have decided to include ALL previous patches in this

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DRM removed from Bad Company 2

Better late than never, right? Today Bad Company 2 received a patch that removes the game’s annoying SecuROM DRM, and provides some minor performance upgrades and bug-fixes. However, DICE seems to have decided to include ALL previous patches in this

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Firefall: A Q&A With Red 5 Studios

Firefall! It’s the upcoming free-to-play team-based shooter currently being developed by Red 5 Studios. Nightmare Mode recently had the opportunity to ask the developers extensive questions about the game–from their influences, to the game lore, to the thinking behind the

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Firefall: A Q&A With Red 5 Studios

Firefall! It’s the upcoming free-to-play team-based shooter currently being developed by Red 5 Studios. Nightmare Mode recently had the opportunity to ask the developers extensive questions about the game–from their influences, to the game lore, to the thinking behind the

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The Golden Age of Trailers

The Dead Island Trailer has some company for best trailer released this year. Seriously, I don’t love Magicka. In fact, I don’t think I even liked it very much. And when a company can put together a trailer for an

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The Golden Age of Trailers

The Dead Island Trailer has some company for best trailer released this year. Seriously, I don’t love Magicka. In fact, I don’t think I even liked it very much. And when a company can put together a trailer for an

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Bad Co 2: Vietnam's Achievement List

The Battlefield blog has released a list detailing most of the achievements, reproduced below, which are contained in the upcoming expansion to Bad Company 2. Of particular note are ‘would you kindly STFU’ and ‘balls of fire,’ definitely. Note that

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Bad Co 2: Vietnam's Achievement List

The Battlefield blog has released a list detailing most of the achievements, reproduced below, which are contained in the upcoming expansion to Bad Company 2. Of particular note are ‘would you kindly STFU’ and ‘balls of fire,’ definitely. Note that

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Why Are There No New Maps Or Content For The BFBC2 VIP Program?

Though the buy-new incentive ‘Project Ten Dollar’ was implemented for Bad Co 2, Battlefield fans everywhere claim that the VIP program has presented little value for their money. Instead of getting any new content, the program has taken to re-releasing

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Why Are There No New Maps Or Content For The BFBC2 VIP Program?

Though the buy-new incentive ‘Project Ten Dollar’ was implemented for Bad Co 2, Battlefield fans everywhere claim that the VIP program has presented little value for their money. Instead of getting any new content, the program has taken to re-releasing

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Medal of Honor Limited Edition Comes with Battlefield 3 Beta

Praise the lord, the fabled Battlefield 3 exists! IGN is reporting that the Limited Edition of the Medal of Honor will come bundled with the Battlefield 3 beta–in addition to the extra game (for the PS3), weapons, and camo which

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Medal of Honor Limited Edition Comes with Battlefield 3 Beta

Praise the lord, the fabled Battlefield 3 exists! IGN is reporting that the Limited Edition of the Medal of Honor will come bundled with the Battlefield 3 beta–in addition to the extra game (for the PS3), weapons, and camo which

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