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Budget MP: Brink Review Reviews 6

Reviews 6 A few months ago, a game was released that was met with very mediocre reviews. It was faulted for having too few maps (8 in total excluding DLC) and very few modes (the lack of a standard deathmatch mode is a glaring weakness). However, one thing that almost everyone could agree on was the fact […]

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Gameplay Videos on All 16 Maps News 6

News 6 With Modern Warfare 3 just around the corner, we thought that these 16 Modern Warfare 3 videos would help you get a feel of all the maps available at launch. Of course, there will be monthly DLC drops for elite members that will pack in new maps. If you like small, chaotic maps (e.g. Shipment […]

Battlefield 3 Co-op Weapon Grinding “Getting Nerfed” News 14

News 14 Battlefield 3 is all about the multiplayer; more specifically, the competitive multiplayer. It’s where most of the fun and addicting moments are had. It’s so fun and addicting, in fact, that it’s all too easy to forget about the two other modes BF3 offers: single player and co-op. Personally, I really enjoyed the SP experience, […]

The Life, Death and Rebirth of Competitive Halo News 5

News 5 Halo, one of the most popular and best-selling game franchises, has long had a respectable standing in the competitive gaming world. With balanced gameplay, consistent game mechanics, fluid controls and fast paced killing frenzies, it quickly became one of the most prominently featured titles in one of the largest competitive circuits: Major League Gaming. However, […]

The Complete List of Game Modes in Modern Warfare 3 (Normal and Advanced) News 15

News 15 Here’s the complete list of every game mode in public matchmaking. There are two types of public playlists in Modern Warfare 3, normal and advanced. Under normal, you can find the usual Call of Duty gamemodes with the inclusion of two new ones. “Kill Confirmed” and “Team Defender” are the brand new modes to the series. The […]

MP1st Interview: Autumn Games on Publishing, Farmville, and Motorized Barstools News 1

News 1 In our continuing coverage of independent multiplayer games, we had the honor of interviewing Autumn Games. Developer interviews are always insightful and filled with bits of knowledge to be gleaned about the game-developing world, but it’s not every day you get the chance to listen to a publisher’s tale. Autumn Games publishes downloadable and independent […]

The Greatest Multiplayer Game of 2002: Battlefield 1942 News 3

News 3 Last week, Fahed kicked off our epic 11-part countdown to the best multiplayer game of 2011 with Counter-Strike 1.1, winning 2001’s greatest MP game. This week, it’s my honor to follow it up with my favorite game of all time: Battlefield 1942 Every Battlefield fan knows this intro. From the initial chords (OK, intervals, cleverly referenced in […]

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Guide: Jets, Choppers and SOFLAM Tips News 14

News 14 As many of you know, there is a wide variety of equipment and vehicles to choose from in Battlefield 3 to help you dominate the land, sea and air. We have jets, tanks, boats, helicopters, and equipment like the javelin and SOFLAM. The only problem is some of these vehicles and equipment aren’t very “noob” […]

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Review: A Masterpiece In a Patch or Two Reviews 24

Reviews 24 Patch Notes PC December 6, 2011 November 22, 2011 February 17, 2012 March 29, 2012 (Click here for additional patch notes) June 4, 2012 September 4, 2012 September 20, 2012 October 11, 2012 December 03, 2012 December 04, 2012 March 05, 2013 Xbox 360 December 13, 2011 April 3, 2012 (Click here for additional patch notes) June 4, […]

The 5 Most Iconic Multiplayer Maps News 18

News 18 Map and level design can make or break a multiplayer title, and a great killing field can transcend its game and become the stuff of legend. Modders and amateur mapmakers often reproduce painstakingly accurate maps for games other than the ones it was built for. Why is this? What hold does an iconic map have […]

Ghost Recon Future Soldier: The Next Online Sensation? News 6

News 6 After a decidedly unimpressive showing at E3 2010, Ghost Recon and its developers Ubisoft Paris went into stealth mode for almost an entire year, tweaking and tuning the game in order to please the fans of the series as well as garner interest in new players. After a number of reveals over the past six […]

Battlefield 3 Co-op Review Reviews 5

Reviews 5 It is hard in the beginning, not to compare this Battlefield 3’s co-op to Battlefield Bad Company 2’s Onslaught. In Battlefield Bad Company 2, the co-op mode placed 1-4 players in a simulated battle against bots to capture various points on multiple maps. No story, no unlocks, but fun for a while. Battlefield 3’s two […]

3 Reasons BF Players Would Get Booted From the Real Military News 34

News 34 Listen, online Battlefield players – we know that your skill rank is top-notch, your kill-to-death ratio is 2.0, and your score-per-minute is astronomical. To an extent, these types of statistics prove your prowess at the game, and I love being teamed up with you online. I am greatly appreciative of your ability to read the […]

5 FPS Games Releasing This Fall: Picking the Right One News 11

News 11 As we all know the next few weeks are going to be huge in terms of First Person Shooters. We have: PayDay: The Heist (PSN, PC) on October 18th Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) on October 25th 007: Goldeneye Reloaded (PS3, Xbox 360) on November 1st Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (PC, Xbox […]

Battlefield 3: A New Era for the Battlefield Franchise News 16

News 16 With the release of the franchise’s most highly anticipated game, a mere hours away, many gamers across the world sit with baited breath, ready to help usher in a new era of Battlefield. On Tuesday, October 25th, Battlefield 3 will kick the door off of the hinges as it makes its debut. Bringing with it, […]

The Greatest Multiplayer Game of 2001: Counter-Strike 1.1 News 5

News 5 My fellow MP1st writers and I proudly present an 11-week-long series leading up to MP1st’s 2011 Multiplayer Game of the Year. Over the span of the next 11 weeks, we will be featuring the greatest multiplayer games of this millennium. Every year will feature 1 winner that is selected by the writer who tackles that particular year after […]

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

News 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 […]

8 Upcoming Fighting Games Worth Brawling For News 7

News 7 The past few years have seen an overwhelming resurgence in fighting game interest, and a number of titles have wowed critics and gamers alike. Street fighter IV (which up to this point includes 3 iterations) was a successful return to a classic series, Mortal Kombat was restored to its original bloody 2D glory, and the […]

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

News 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 […]

The 5 Greatest Multiplayer Game Developers News 18

News 18 The amount of fun derived from a multiplayer game is usually directly proportional to the respective game developer’s talent. A game studio has to truly understand what multiplayer elements gamers want, and how to implement those components efficiently and effectively. Unfortunately, many development teams struggle with one or more of the multiplayer design aspects. Too […]

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