Posts Tagged ‘DICE’
Haters gonna hate. Cheaters gonna ch- Get banned!
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 03:22 Written by JCWaitWat Saturday, 14 January 2012 07:00
There’s always that annoying minority in life that seem bent on ruining everything for the rest of us, and when you’re online that becomes even more annoying. However do not fear gamers because EA is on the hunt to track down those damned cheaters. They released a statement on the Battlefield blog outlining their plan to eliminate cheaters from Battlefield 3:
In our continued effort to minimize cheating in Battlefield 3, we recently banned another batch of several hundred confirmed cheaters based on your reports and our player behavior data.
At DICE, we will never tolerate cheaters. Life on the battlefield can be harsh, especially when you’re up against the fantastic flying duo. But it should never be a case of you losing because someone is outright cheating.
We have always taken cheating seriously. Starting today, we will further intensify our efforts to hunt down and rid Battlefield 3 of cheaters. Stats wiping and banning this disruptive minority is the only way they will understand that they are ruining the game for others. We do this for the millions of dedicated players out there who deserve a fair game, every game.
The announcement also outlined how, if you were a victim of cheating, you could report someone via Battlelogs.
Why Battlefield 3 will have you glued to your seat
Last Updated on Saturday, 5 November 2011 12:57 Written by JCWaitWat Saturday, 5 November 2011 12:54
When the latest instalment of the Battlefield franchise arrived at my doorstep, I can easily say that I was more than just excited. Having played both Battlefield 2 and Bad Company 2, I had great expectations for the shooter, expectations which were duly met.
The first option the game offered was to download the HD texture pack, which, in my hurry to start the campaign, I ignored it. So as I started the campaign I noticed little things, the scenery looking flat and poorly rendered fire. I went back and installed the texture pack. The effect of the pack could not be missed, with sparks, dust and explosions all appearing on my screen in their HD glory.
The campaign itself was at time very tedious. Frequent press-button-now scenes became dull, making for a less than exciting ending. Similarly glitches in the game were far from uncommon. At one point and found myself staring in confusion at my Russian comrades who could materialise through walls and doors, leaving me frustrated and having to restart. Overall though, the campaign is short and sweet. It follows American soldier Henry Blackburn who is thrown head first into a nuclear bomb plot. Unsurprisingly there are Russians and a Middle-Eastern threat involved, which has become the seemingly staple enemy of modern FPS’.
Battlefield 3 launch not as graceful as gamers would have liked.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 12:34 Written by LoganDX Friday, 28 October 2011 01:00
The Battlefield 3 launch definitely needed a better organizing and strategizing session beforehand. The Xbox 360 version had serious server issues forcing many a gamer to *GASP* play by themselves and not online. The Origin side of things fared much worse as people found themselves unable to add friends or even get the game to stop downloading at 100%. Yeah that’s right, the system wanting to keep downloading games beyond that magical all-the-way threshold.
PS3 players might have gotten the worst of it though. Not that they couldn’t play or it set fire to the system, just that the exclusive freebie they were promised by Sony\EA\DICE back at E3 silently disappeared. If gamers chose to get their BF on with the PS3, they would get a free copy of Battlefield 1943 as a way to stick it to the Call of Duty Xbox 360 DLC exclusivity. However, when said purchasers of the game got home, they found no game, not even a code to download it. So what happened? DICE made their own DLC exclusivity deal with Sony but forgot to tell the customers that was in lieu of the free game. They made sure to announce the deal itself just casually didn’t mention the loss of that game inclusion. After the break…