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Battlefield and Call of Duty: A Detailed Analysis of Both Franchises Pt. 2 Editorials 25

Editorials 25 Before reading, make sure to catch up with part 1 of our analysis! The Graphics Engine: DICE and the community have been putting a lot of emphasis on the importance of a games graphics engine. Call of Duty, in particular, has garnered a lot of criticism for making incremental updates to the engine used in Call […]

Battlefield and Call of Duty: A Detailed Analysis of Each Franchise Pt. 1 Editorials 9

Editorials 9 Introduction: The proxy-battle between EA and Activision started long before Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but ever since, the flame-war between Battlefield and Call of Duty fans has gotten so heated, it sneaks its way into almost every discussion between military FPS fans. But the question remains: can these franchises be compared at all? So I […]

3 Reasons Gears Trumps the Competition Editorials 15

Editorials 15 It’s a great time to be an action game fan. The market is filled (some would say saturated) with top-tier shooters, and developers and publishers have incentivized every aspect of their respective games in order to gain a foothold in the lucrative market. Currently, gamers are being inundated with a wide variety of choices when […]

MP1st is Undergoing Maintenance and We Want Your Feedback Editorials 15

Editorials 15 Over the last 10 days, we at MP1st have been hard at work redesigning the website to ease your browsing experience. You might have been experiencing some problems with the categories tabs on the second navigation bar, so in the meantime, you’ll have to find all links to the articles on the much improved hompage. (Yes, we […]

Why you shouldn’t care about Modern Warfare 3 Vs Battlefield 3 Editorials 15

Editorials 15 Both Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are shaping up to be stellar games, and are both releasing later this year (with Battlefield 3 releasing October 25th and Modern Warfare 3 on November 11th). Both of these games have gained a huge following and have gained massive amounts of hype in these past months as their […]

Battlefield – Forget Your K/D and Play The Objective Editorials 42

Editorials 42 PTFO – Play The F***ing Objective. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really excited to see this trend catching on more and more in my gaming sessions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and maybe even more importantly, in the YouTube community. I say this is perhaps more important in the YouTube community because […]

The Day-One DLC Dilemma Editorials 9

Editorials 9 134 dollars. That’s how much you could possibly spend if you purchased all available day-one DLC for Gears of War 3. Between a slew of new weapon skins and animations, and a “season pass” for all DLC released over the next year, Epic has offered gamers an unprecedented opportunity to split with their cash. Day-one […]

Current Multiplayer Reviews are Broken – Introducing Dynamic Reviews Editorials 15

Editorials 15 Tomorrow, MP1st turns one month old, and this is my first feature to celebrate this occasion. To all of you loyal MP1st readers, I can’t thank you enough for making MP1st a success.   Post Launch Support, Glitches, and Balancing We live in a time and age where post launch support is crucial to any game’s success, […]

Three Ways Gears of War 3 is the New Lois Lane Editorials 8

Editorials 8 Remember in the 1978 Superman movie, when Superman fails to save Lois Lane from her grisly earthquake/car crash demise? He rectifies this by flying so fast around Earth, it spins backwards and resets time. He then has ample opportunity to save her from death. In the same way that Superman raped the fabric of time […]

Community in Crysis – What Crysis 2 Could Have Been Editorials 9

Editorials 9 “Achieved with CryEngine 3.” This is the slogan Crytek adopted since the birth of their latest gaming engine, the CryEngine 3. Their goal in mind was to set a new standard for multi-platform games on the current generation of consoles, and they aimed to do this with their latest title in the Crysis franchise, Crysis […]

Killzone 3: Best Underplayed Shooter in 2011 Editorials 12

Editorials 12 Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years then you know that Call of Duty and Battlefield are the supreme leaders within the first person shooter market, and with both Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 coming out later this year, the hype for both of these titles has […]

Killcams in Battlefield 3 – An Unwelcome Feature? Editorials 53

Editorials 53 In a recent Q&A session with DICE representatives at GameCon 2011, it was confirmed that a killcam feature would indeed be included in Battlefield 3. This has been a hot topic among gamers recently and I can see why. But first, a killcam in a first-person-shooter, for those who don’t know, is a quick replay […]

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