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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 Call of Duty from the FPS throne. "In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first …

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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. Battlefield Heroes continues to grow fast with well over 50,000 new players joining us every week,” Battelfield Heroes’ general manager Ben Cousins stated. The full story is over …

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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 to compete with rival players without spending real-world cash on the game. Anyone is able to download the free Battlefield …

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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. Swiss organisations Trial and Projeventute carried out a study to see if conflicts portrayed in games – and the players’ actions in these situations – broke humanitarian laws that define …

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Bad Company 2 LE detailed

EA has released details on the perks including in the Limited Edition version of DICE’s upcoming console shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – but the biggest surprise is that the LE version will retail for the same price as the vanilla SKU of the game. Those lucky enough to get …

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Battlefield 1943 hits 1m downloads

EA’s digital-only Battlefield 1943 has been downloaded over one million times. The announcement occurred during EA’s Gamescom press conference ahead of the reveal for retail release, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Last month it was announced that the DICE-developed game had smashed day one and week on sales records on Xbox …

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Digital distributions biggest week?

It’s time to dispel the notion that the rise to prominence of digital distribution is still several years off – a rare set of concrete sales numbers for EA’s recently released WWII shooter Battlefield 1943 show that digital retail is already here in a very big way.

 DICE’s title, which …

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Battlefield celebrates twin success

EA’s Battlefield brand has notched up two notable achievement overnight marking a notable victory for both free-to-play gaming and digital only releases. First off, online free-to-play cel-shaded PC title Battlefield Heroes has welcomed its one millionth player less than a month after it was first released.

 The team is really …

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Battlefield 1943 arrives on XBL

EA’s Battlefield 1943, the latest high-profile brand to try its hand at cutting boxed retail distribution out of the loop, is out now and ready to buy. Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points (10.20) the game is an online multiplayer-only affair and sees authentic weapons and vehicles take it to one …

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Battlefield 1943 out next week

The next instalment in DICE’s popular multiplayer war series Battlefield 1943 will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 next week, publisher EA has confirmed.

 Xbox 360 owners will get a one-day head start of their PlayStation rivals when the game arrives on Xbox Live on July 8th, priced at …

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