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How Counter-Strike Might Unify the Fractured Gaming Community Editorials 25

Editorials 25 Despite being developed by a relatively obscure team (Hidden Path’s only other game is the PC/XBLA title Defense Grid: The Awakening), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has the potential to break down one of gaming’s oldest and most unyielding barriers. Staunch PC gamers have generally abhorred the far less accurate and precise gamepad, and been wary (justifiably […]

Battlefield 3 PS3 Patch Notes for November 30th News 34

News 34 Daniel Matros has posted the patch notes for the upcoming Battlefield 3 patch for the PS3. The patch will deploy tomorrow, Nov 30th, at 09:00 CET, midnight PST. The update will coincide with a scheduled maintenance that will affect all three platforms. The maintenance will last for three hours from 9:00 CET. Here are the patch notes: BATTLEFIELD 3 PLAYSTATION 3 CLIENT […]

Team Deathmatch: Which Game Does it Best? Editorials 16

Editorials 16 Multiplayer gamers have a plethora of game modes and types to choose from when it comes to online shooters; Call of Duty’s Search and Destroy, Battlefield’s Conquest, and Halo’s Headhunter are just a small sampling of the myriad choices. While the new, unique, and esoteric gametypes help keep a game fresh and a community dedicated, […]

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 […]

Reminder: Last Day of the Battlefield 3 Beta News 5

News 5 Update: DICE has clarified that the beta will go down “at 4 am in PST”, which is 7:00 am EST. For a couple of weeks now, we’ve had the pleasure and frustration to play the Battlefield 3 Beta, which contrary to popular belief was a beta in the traditional sense of the word. DICE has tested […]

DICE: BF3 on “PS3… A Focus From The Start” and Caspian Border on Console Beta a Possibility News 23

News 23 In the opinion of many gamers, many recent multiplatform games seem slightly, but noticeably under-developed on the ported platforms when produced with a lead platform in mind. One example we could look at is Call of Duty: Black Ops, who’s lead platform was the Xbox 360. On release, the game ran smoothly on the 360 […]

Battlefield 3 – 15 Tips to Improve Your Game News 27

News 27 Before reading on, make sure to check out one of our earlier articles; Battlefield – Three Ways to Improve Your Game, where we cover some rudimentary elements to help make you a stronger player. From here, we’re going to get a little more picky, and gear our tips more towards how to shine in the […]

BF3 – DICE To Add In-Game Squad Support News 3

News 3 Five days are left until the Battlefield 3 Beta ends. By this time, both fans and devs are busy finding bugs and glitches in the game engine and ironing them out. We’ve previously mentioned some of the best places to report problems you find within the Beta. Make sure to check them out. One of […]

Battlefield 3 – Beta Not Receiving Any More Updates, Mirror’s Edge Easter Egg and DICE Taking Feedback News 4

News 4 DICE seems to have opened up another channel for communicating with Battlefield fans about bugs and glitches in the Battlefield 3 Beta. Since last night, DICE’s Twitter account, Battlefield, has been taking concerns and responding to many, if not almost all. It has been reported earlier that the Battlefield 3 Beta does not graphically represent […]

BF3 Beta – DICE on Recent Hacks, Why Caspian Border Isn’t Public, and More on Sound Design News 27

News 27 The Battlefield 3 Beta has been under attack recently with the many hackers that plague the Battlefield community. Among aimbots and server hacks, we’ve also reported on a 3D wall hack that has recently surfaced. However, the latest FAQ that can be found on the Battlelog has shown that DICE is indeed looking into these issues. “Patch […]

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