Items tagged with Battlefield

Battlefield 4 may be 18-months-old at this point, but DICE has made it clear that it has no intention of halting the production of new content. On its way in the near-future are two night maps, a community map, some new weapons, and even a new game mode called Gunmaster. The question that's been on many BF4 player's minds has been, "But is it free?", and BF4Central confirms that it is indeed free. For a game like BF4 which has as much paid add-on content as it does, this is great to see. The upcoming night maps feature will introduce night versions of Siege of Shanghai, Zavod 311, and Golmud Railway,... Read more...
One of the ongoing questions around AMD's Mantle API is how much support it would garner in actual shipping titles. True, EA had committed to adding support to the Frostbite engine, but that's the kind of announcement that can be quietly swept under the rug or might be integrated into the engine but with a minimal number of titles actually using it. So far this year, only Thief and BF4 have shipped with Mantle support -- the former is a minimally regarded game, while the latter has been dogged by play issues that have nothing to do with AMD's API but have distracted from its quality. Three other... Read more...
We've known for several days that EA would unveil a new chapter in the Battlefield universe at E3 2014, but the company has done more than that -- it also launched a surprise beta test for the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. The new game will be an urban cops-and-robbers shootout that drops players into the boots of either side in a more limited form of combat that's likely to focus on closer quarters and tighter objectives than the BF4 maps, some of which are sprawling affairs. The big surprise of E3 was that EA is launching a new closed beta program for PS4 and PC players that you can register... Read more...
No, your PC can't run Crysis online, not after June 30, 2014, anyway. It doesn't matter how big and burly your setup is, playing Crysis online will no longer be an option after next month, as it's one of about a trillion and a half titles (small exaggeration) getting booted offline this summer and beyond. The list of games starts with Lord of Ultima, the only title scheduled to be shut down today. On October 1, 2014, Electronic Arts will kick World Series of YAHTZEE (free for iOS) offline. Sandwiched in between those two titles are a whole bunch of popular games, all scheduled to go dark on June... Read more...
It's not uncommon for some governments to censor a video game before its release in their respective countries, but it's a bit rarer to see a title banned outright. Germany tends to come to many minds first when it comes to video game bannings, as it most notably outlaws the Wolfenstein series. But even countries like Australia have banned a good-sized collection of titles, including recent ones like Saints Row IV and The Witcher 2. The latest title to suffer this fate is Battlefield 4, and given much of the game's content, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that it's China behind this one. In the... Read more...
Battlefield fans, rejoice: EA has just announced a couple of dates worth paying attention to. On October 1, the company will launch the game's open beta, affecting the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. By all appearances, no pre-order is required to gain access. As previously planned, the game will launch on October 29. Along with this news, EA has also revealed the street dates for this game and others (FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25) for next-gen consoles: November 19th for Xbox One (21st for Europe), and November 12th for PlayStation 4 (29th for Europe). As we covered last month, Battlefield 4 is one... Read more...
If you're interested in how your computer might fare with the still-in-development Battlefield 2142, AMD Zone has a preview of the game's performance with the latest beta build of the game. When looking at the scores, keep in mind "beta build". "For our testing we ran Fraps for the same length of gameplay, recreating the same gameplay. There was no way to make a demo unless you have a server, and you can not currently make one with 2142. This means there could be some error in these results, but looking at them we feel they... Read more...
We've got the HH Battlefield 2 server back on line, if you'd like to mix it up with fellow members of the HotHardware Elite. We're also running a BF2 Tournament with Sapphire next week and you could win some sweet Graphics gear. So bone up on those snipe skillz....  ... Read more...
Corsair Announces Corsair BattleField 2 Infantry Cup Online Tournament - Dashing to the New Year, sixty-four top BattleField2 teams from around the world will meet online to battle for the first place title and over $5,000 worth of prizes - Fremont, CA (December 22, 2005) – Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today announced that it has furthered its commitment to the gaming community by hosting the first Corsair BattleField 2 (BF2) Infantry Cup online tournament. In association with Team Dignitas, one... Read more...
Tonight I pray for those of you without air conditioning... IT'S HOT! I've got mine cranked to the max, and yet it's still not enough :( Anyway, here's your dose of news, and remember kids, stay away from them violent games! And after you read the article, make sure to check out the other related articles on the right hand side, including the one titled "Computer games boost brains". Battlefield 2 Performance: Athlon 64 3800+ and Sapphire Radeon X800XL 512mb @ AMD Zone "This latest Battlefield also pushes things much further graphically than either Vietnam or Battlefield: 1942 and... Read more...
Evening all, Dave checking in here with ya for a little late-night eye candy and benchmark reference update.  I've been spending sometime in "the lab" playing around with the new Battlefield 2 demo and it's safe to say the game looks dialed.  The game engine graphics are stunning and the game-play difficult but fun.  Here are some screenies to whet your appetite if you haven't downloaded the demo and I've tossed in a FRAPS FPS counter log so you can see how things run on a high-end P4 rig with an ATi X850 XT PCIe card.      The engine is a bit taxing... Read more...