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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 […]

MP1st Interview: Blue Isle Studios Preps RTS Subsistence News 3

News 3 This is our second featured interview in a series focusing on independent developers producing multiplayer games for a variety of downloadable platforms and systems. Blue Isle Studios is a Canadian development team currently producing a full-conversion Starcraft II game entitled Subsistence. Subsistence is an original IP of Blue Isle’s, and features entirely original and unique […]

BF3 – More Destruction in Final Build, Latest Unlock Info Revealed, and New Back to Karkand Details News 27

News 27 A slew of information about Battlefield 3 has become available lately, especially with the brand new multiplayer trailer having just been released. You may have noticed that in this trailer, the destruction was a little more intense that what we’ve seen so far from the Beta version of Battlefield 3. Thankfully, Daniel Matros has confirmed […]

Brand New Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Footage – Includes a Glimpse of Back to Karkand News 7

News 7 In terms of Battlefield 3 footage, DICE released two trailers last week, destruction and vehicles, which featured a lot of footage that we had seen before. However, DICE has put a stop to the dry run, and it has released a new trailer featuring brand new multiplayer gameplay from all 9 maps and glimpses of Back […]

3 Reasons Gears Trumps the Competition News 15

News 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 […]

AAA Games: What They Have in Budget, They Lack in Creativity News 15

News 15 As video game budgets steadily contend with (and many times surpass) the astronomical budgets of Hollywood films, the line-up of stellar, highly-polished titles vying for gamer’s cash expands yearly. With this massive funding, and studios often consisting of hundreds of dedicated artists, programmers, and designers, it’s no shock that a number of slick and well-advertised […]

More Evidence of a Battlefield 3 Day One Patch? News 16

News 16 Battlefield 3 day one patch is everything but confirmed. Earlier this month, in an interview with Strategy Informer, Patrick Liu agreed that Battlefield 3 will “probably” have a day one patch, which “will include feedback from the beta”. Patrick Bach also suggested the possibility of having a patch on release day. He clarified to VG247, “we [DICE] […]

BF3 – Longer to Rank Up in Final, Spawn System Tweaked, and Server Browsing for Consoles News 22

News 22 In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve moved our Battlefield spotlight over to Fredrik Thylander, Senior Designer at DICE. He’s become quite the popular guy with the amount of information that he’s been giving away lately. Recently, he’s been going over some more important changes from the Beta to the final version that not everyone might […]

Battlefield 3 Open Beta Stats Revealed News 1

News 1 The Official Battlefield Blog has shared the stats of BF3’s Open Beta. The longest  headshot, according to Ian Tornay, was recorded in Operation Metro, not Caspain Border. Please click on the image below to view it in full screen.

BF3 – Soldiers “Appear on the Map for a Short Time” When Firing an Unsuppressed Weapon News 10

News 10 Earlier today, it was reported that you do not show up on the mini-map when firing an unsuppressed weapon in the Battlefield 3 multiplayer. However, Ian Torny recently stated, “To clarify – You will appear on the map for a short time, but you will not be flagged/spotted,” referencing Fredrick Thylander’s statement, “It makes you light up on […]

Battlefield 3 – DICE Clarifies PC and Console Graphical Comparisons News 13

News 13 In an earlier article, we covered the different graphical settings that were available in the PC version of Battlefield 3, which you can view here. One very interesting point in the GeForce LAN 6 Keynote was that, apparently, the lowest settings on the PC are equivalent to what the graphics would be like on the […]

MP1st Interview: Gigatross Games Dish on Indie Development, Grand Class Melee News 9

News 9 MP1st will be featuring a series of interviews and spotlights on independent multiplayer game developers throughout the next few weeks. We are thrilled to kick things off with an interview with Gigatross Games, the three-man studio on the cusp of releasing Grand Class Melee, a 2D RPG-inspired brawler for Xbox Live Indie Games. MP1st: When […]

BF3 – PC Graphical Options Revealed News 15

News 15 In the recent GeForce LAN 6 keynote presentation, given by Johan Andersson, Rendering Architect at DICE, he details the different graphical settings found on the PC version of Battlefield 3. The presentation also reveals what type of graphics card are required for each setting. Graphics Options: Low = Lowest Possible Similar visuals to consoles, lots […]

BF3 – Recon Class Awarded More Points In Final Build and Function of SOFLAM Detailed News 28

News 28 Senior Gameplay Designer Frederik Thylander has revealed some new information regarding the point system implemented in Battlefield 3. First, Mr. Thylander recently announced that a total of 12 sets camouflage patterns will be available for your soldier in Battlefield 3. Fans have been curious to know exactly how these camos will be unlocked and what styles are included. […]

BF3 – New Spotting Features in Final Build? Plus, DICE’s Thoughts on Similarities Between Competition News 27

News 27 In the recent build of Battlefield 3 that we’ve been seeing lately, there have been a couple of newly implemented gameplay mechanics not included in the Beta that really stood out to us for a few reasons. The first being that they could drastically change the way some gamers play Battlefield and second, because they […]

MP1st is Undergoing Maintenance and We Want Your Feedback News 15

News 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 […]

The Best Offline Multiplayer Games for 10 Past-Gen Consoles News 16

News 16 Multiplayer games have been at the forefront of home console gaming for decades, and while developers have innovated and redefined multiplayer gaming, these awesome games are just as fun and relevant as the day they debuted. If you want some old-fashioned offline multiplayer fun, pick up one of these consoles and fire up their best […]

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Maps Revealed Pt. 2 News 6

News 6 The final 5 multiplayer maps for Battlefield 3 have been revealed on the Battleblog, making a total of 9 areas for you and your friends to battle it out in total warfare! Make sure to check out the previous 4 maps here. Let us know which ones you are most excited for in the comment section […]

Battlefield 3 Squad Spawn Confusion Settled News 5

News 5 One issue that has confused many Battlefield fans is squad spawning, and how it will work in the final version of Battlefield 3. In the Beta, regardless of whether or not you were a squad leader, you could spawn on any other squad member. In the commentary on the recent new maps’ footage, which we dissected frame […]

New Battlefield 3 Trailer Showcases Vehicles News 6

News 6 Yet another Battlefield 3 trailer has been released, this time focusing on the vehicles of Battlefield. Once again, most of the footage is recycled, but there are a few new shots here and there of both single player and multiplayer. Before watching, make sure to check out our Dissection of the Near Final Build of Battlefield […]

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