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EA monetises the Battlefield

EA monetises the Battlefield

Though some market-leading military shooters have experienced a turbulent start to 2010, the success story that is EA’s Battlefield franchise continues to power on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 10:56AM in News
First paid DLC for Bad Company 2

First paid DLC for Bad Company 2

The first paid-for DLC for EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been revealed – and it’s called the Kit Upgrade DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 1:29PM in News
Battlefield ‘potential Modern Warfare killer’

Battlefield ‘potential Modern Warfare killer’

It’s still riding high in the upper echelons of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, and now one analyst has predicted that EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company franchise could ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2010 at 5:48PM in News
DICE: We won’t charge for maps

DICE: We won’t charge for maps

The studio behind the successful Battlefield franchise has said that it never wants to charge gamers for post-release map DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 12:21PM in News

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Bad Company stays on target

Bad Company stays on target

Right from the off, EA hasn’t been afraid to be honest about its lofty ambitions for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and four weeks on from its release DICE’s shooter ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 10:53AM in News
Bad Company 2 sells 2.3m

Bad Company 2 sells 2.3m

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has already sold 2.3m units having been on the market for just two weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 1:47PM in News
EA ditches SecuROM on BFBC2

EA ditches SecuROM on BFBC2

In its latest update for PC shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 publisher EA has, amongst other tweaks to the game, removed the controversial and unpopular SecuROM DRM from the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 9:41AM in News
BFBC2 and MW2 go to (DLC) war

BFBC2 and MW2 go to (DLC) war

It’s war! Well, obviously it’s war when discussing war shooters Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But EA’s announcement that DICE’s shooter will receive its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2010 at 5:23PM in News

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RETAIL BIZ: New releases storm PC chart

RETAIL BIZ: New releases storm PC chart

Publishers proved there is still life in the hardcore PC gaming market this week as no less than four new releases storm the format’s Top 10.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2010 at 10:20AM in News
BFBC2 fastest seller of 2010

BFBC2 fastest seller of 2010

Not content with storming to the top of the UK Charts and becoming the seventh number one of the year, EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has also become the fastest ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 11:45AM in News
UK CHARTS: Bad Company 2 on target

UK CHARTS: Bad Company 2 on target

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has become the seventh UK number one of the year having shot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track UK All Formats Top 40 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 9:42AM in News

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Bad Company 2 wows critics

Bad Company 2 wows critics

We were already expecting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to become the seventh UK no.1 when the charts are released next week – and the critical reception being won by EA’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 4:07PM in News
Battlefield 3 in production for three years

Battlefield 3 in production for three years

Battlefield 3 has been in production for three years, according to ex-DICE Canada’s studio manager Fredrik Liliegren.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 2:04PM in News
3.5m downloads for BFBC2 demo

3.5m downloads for BFBC2 demo

The Xbox 360 and PS3 multiplayer demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been downloaded over 3.5m times since it was released by EA last month, the publisher has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 4:54PM in News
Nintendo won’t rule out pre-owned move

Nintendo won’t rule out pre-owned move

With Sony and EA recently unveiling bold new moves to counter what publishers see as the threat posed by the pre-owned market, Nintendo has refused to rule out taking similar ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:36PM in News

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EA continues pre-owned assault

EA continues pre-owned assault

Following the model laid down by Mass Effect 2’s Cerberus Network, EA has confirmed that the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will also penalise those who buy it second ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:31AM in News
"BC2 is about to make serious noise"

"BC2 is about to make serious noise"

“Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is about to make some serious noise” – that's the claim of the game's executive producer Karl Magnus Troedsson, speaking to MCV in an interview ahead ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 5:12PM in News
Pre-orders soar for Battlefield BC2

Pre-orders soar for Battlefield BC2

Hype for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has reached an all-time high, with EA reporting huge pre-orders for the shooter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 4:14PM in News
XBLA revenues hit $100m in ‘09

XBLA revenues hit $100m in ‘09

An annual report from Forecasting and Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE) claims that Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade download service generated revenues in excess of $100m in 2009 – a new record ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2010 at 12:38PM in News
EA: DICE can topple Call of Duty

EA: DICE can topple Call of Duty

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Europe’s senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has stated that Swedish studio DICE is one of the few developers out there capable of toppling ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2010 at 3:13PM in News
3m play Battlefield Heroes

3m play Battlefield Heroes

Publisher EA and Swedish developer DICE have announced that over 3m players have no signed up to the online free-to-play Battlefield Heroes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 2:36PM in News
EA alters Battlefield Heroes pricing

EA alters Battlefield Heroes pricing

Changes to the cost of in-game items in EA’s online-only free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes have been met poorly by the title’s community, with claims that it is now almost impossible ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 1:54PM in News
War crimes in games are ‘astonishing’

War crimes in games are ‘astonishing’

Human rights groups are calling upon developers and publisher to address the way war crimes are portrayed in video games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 23rd 2009 at 4:52PM in News