Saturday, 03 July 2010 12:58

DICE on Competitive BC2

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It's been well known for some time now that Bad Company 2 came out of the box with a number of problems client-side and server-side, and after some investigation it was quickly realised that the game is not suitable for competitive gameplay. Many standardized features such as demo recording and spectator mode have been removed from the feature-set which appeared in previous Battlefield titles, as well as other gameplay related issues which made balanced competitive gameplay impossible.

However, with a number of patches released over the last few months, many competitive BC2 player felt it was high time they knew whether it was worth supporting and playing the game any longer in the hope for competitive support. Partly through a sense of urgency, I went looking for answers.

Friday, 25 June 2010 05:00

DICE CM brings hope for BC2

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Bad Company 2 developers DICE have appointed a new Battlefield Community Manager, who has already made an immediate impact on competitive players by confirming his intention to investigate and understand the needs for competitive support in the game.

The Battlefield franchise has always had a dedicated 'Community Manager' who has a responsibility, amongst other things, to collate feedback from the Battlefield community and pass it on to developers DICE to help with feature requests, patches and other game related fixes.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 23:16

ESL Rejects BC2 for EMS

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More bad news for the dispirited Battlefield community was delivered today, as ESL confirmed they have rejected Bad Company 2 for ESL Major Series 7 next season.

it has been known for some time that ESL was looking to give Bad Company 2 the chance to develop alongside other EMS titles such as Call Of Duty 4, however after careful consideration, it's been decided that the games lack of competitive support from DICE has made it impossible for ESL to help the community.

Monday, 21 June 2010 08:06

235 Free Indie Games

fpnewsFree Games !! Free Games !! 235 Free Indie Games.

Our friends over at Pixel Prospector have compiled a video of 235 Free Indie Games,

Some of which look kinda cool, if you hover your mouse over the bottom of the player you will see the name of the game and a link to more footage,

There are some very intresting remakes of classic games in there and some new stuff thats totally insane, And they are all free, highlights for me so far have been, Crystal Cubes a very nice tetris clone and a very psychedelic remix of TrailBlazer called Igneous,

I am sure there are  many more gems in the pack so please post a comment if you find anything really special. So check out the video and enjoy the 8bit music to..

Monday, 14 June 2010 13:08

Medal Of Honor beta and MP Video

fpnewsAccording to a listing from UK retailer Play.com, it appears that a multiplayer beta for the upcoming Medal of Honor will be kicking off on July 5.

The offer states that players who pre-order a copy of the game, will receive access to the long-awaited beta through a code that will be sent on the day it begins. The retailer also mentions that the testing period will end on July 17.

The full listing, which has since been removed, reads as follows:

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:53

E3 2010 Preview: Shooters

fpnewsE3 Starts today, I found a nice post over at Kotaku's site, Shooters dominate the modern video game landscape, as evidenced by the sheer number of them being shown off at this year's E3. Here are console and PC shooters we think are going to be the biggest ones on show.

They may be fresh in our minds, they may have been first unveiled at last year's show, it doesn't matter, if they're going to make an E3 appearance - hopefully in playable form - then we'll go take a look at them. This includes some of the biggest games of the year, like Halo: Reach and Black Ops, and some of the biggest games of next year, like Gears of War 3 and Portal 2.

Without further ado, then, here are the shooters that we expect to be making the most noise comes June 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre..

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