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Battlefield 4 to support Kinect functionality

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has confirmed that it is building Kinect functionality into the Xbox One version of the game, but the studio is making sure that whatever features are built in add "value" for the player.

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Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC to have four fan-favorite BF3 maps

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT

DICE has revealed that four fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3 will be remade with the Frostbite 3 engine for Battlefield 4. These maps will be part of the Second Assault DLC, which will be coming first to Xbox One sometime after the new console launches.

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"So we'll get dragon valley and the awesome port map from bf2?? With the nuke plant? Loved both ..."

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Frostbite 3's 'seamless reality' highlighted in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

The secret sauce behind Battlefield 4's good looks is the Frostbite 3 engine that powers it. A new video showcases some of the new things that "the next evolution" of DICE's engine can do.

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"It was in the previous versions too. I just hope it works now."

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AMD: Frostbite 3 partnership won't 'prevent our competition from optimizing' pre-release

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT

EA and AMD have both issued statements regarding their partnership for Battlefield 4 optimization.

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"This seemed obvious from the beginning, Electroly was bang on, this just means they'll double ..."

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Battlefield 4 spectator mode detailed

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 11:30am PDT

A new video gives a lengthy look at the Battlefield 4 spectator mode.

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"They've been dodging the battle recorder question for a while now, likely because its low ..."

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Report: Frostbite 3 games to be 'optimized exclusively' for AMD cards

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 18, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Starting with Battlefield 4, all games using Frostbite 3 will be "optimized exclusively" for AMD cards, a new report states.

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"How is this good for the publisher/developer when it will only cause launch issues. Unless they ..."

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Battlefield 4 won't include mod support

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 11:15am PDT

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson has confirmed that Battlefield 4 won't include mod support, though he noted that it's a subject DICE is actively considering for future games.

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"Anything that's made for a primarily console audience won't have mod support really. At least ..."

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Star Wars: Battlefront is 'DICE's interpretation of what Battlefront should be'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 14, 2013 6:00am PDT

EA's announcement of a new Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 was, well, it was nothing. EA has since dribbled out a few more details, saying "DICE wants to put its own flavour" on the classic Battlefront formula. As Battlefront was essentially Battlefield with Star Wars, well, yo...

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"The Star Wars mod for BF1942 was hilarious because the planting items bug carried over from ..."

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New Mirror's Edge to be open-world action-adventure

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT

EA is assuring fans that the reboot of Mirror's Edge will not be turned into a shooter, but will be more action-adventure.

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"But it's so cool to grab a gun off a guard and shoot them with it. I really did think the way ..."

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Battlefield 4 multiplayer preview: Commander Mode and 'Levolution'

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 13, 2013 9:30am PDT

Commander Mode and "Levolution" add interesting new possibilities to Battlefield's multiplayer.

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"I think its important to mention that commander mode is not just an addition, but a re-addition ..."

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Star Wars: Battlefront announced by EA

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 1:36pm PDT

Oh how much gnashing of teeth there was after LucasArts cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront 3, from fans and makers alike. But the boldly-going Battlefield-style shooter will live long and hopefully prosper after EA picked up the Star Wars license, as the publisher today announ...

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"Your ton ton will freeze to death before you reach the first marker..."

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Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC coming first to Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 10, 2013 11:39am PDT

Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC will be available first on Xbox One.

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"I'd play it if I could collapse the entirety of the tunnels and then end the map."

- jimmy_legs see all 8 comments

Battlefield 4 pre-orders include BF3 bonuses

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2013 9:15am PDT

Another Battlefield 4 pre-order bonus includes unlocks for Battlefield 3.

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"Exclusive to gamestop, requires power up membership, requires Origin, if Steam is detected game ..."

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Battlefield 4 producer says single-player should feel 'autonomous'

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Battlefield 4 producer Patrick Bach says that DICE is designing the single-player campaign to make the player feel "autonomous" rather than "locking the player in situations where things go boom."

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"I mean it's also perfectly acceptable to not play a game because of issues with the platform ..."

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Battlefield 4 launching October 29; confirmed for Xbox One and PS4

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 12:50pm PDT

With the next generation of consoles now revealed, EA has announced that Battlefield 4 will, surprise surprise, hit both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It also confirmed a release date for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 of October 29 but, as neither new system has a launch date yet, mere...

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