Commenter Seivewright has completely fucking had it with online multiplayer games, and he isn't going to take it anymore. Find out why in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
EA promised PS3 owners a free copy of Battlefield 1943 when they picked up Battlefield 3. When they didn't come through, they upset a lot of gamers, both for the bait-and-yank and for the shoddy manner with which it was announced.
A while ago, EA announced that people buying the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would get a nice little bonus: a free copy of Battlefield 1943.
If you were somehow still holding out hope that the long delayed Battlefield 1943 for the PC would ever become more than a promise, give up now. Developer DICE has finally officially canceled that game (and another Battlefield project).
I didn't put much time into the console versions of Battlefield 1943 because I was waiting for the PC edition. Thing is, nearly a year-and-a-half later, I'm still waiting. What's up with that?
Companies rarely, if ever, release sales figures for digital game sales. Makes compiling charts, and applauding records, difficult! We do know one thing, however: EA's Battlefield 1943 is apparently the most popular console downloadable title ever made.
Electronic Arts today boasted that Battlefield 1943 sold a million copies over Xbox Live, the fastest game ever to do so. But for those wondering when this game will release for PC, there's still no info more specific than "soon."
Electronic Arts plans to grow its digital game business to become one-third of their total revenue over the next few years and that includes starting to charge for what one analyst described as very long game demos.
If you every wonder why some Japanese players have a bad impression of Western gamers, read this post.
Not all video games last year were released on tangible discs. There were also games released via digital means, and some of those games were without a doubt among the strongest titles to hit in 2009.
There comes a time in the week to reflect on what got into my reporter's notebook but didn't turn into Kotaku blog posts. Shall we?
Maybe not better — the game's already great — but better. "Yakety Sax", too.
Hey, PC users. Sorry if you thought Battlefield 1943 would be out on PC sometime in 2009. Really sorry. Because it won't be.
DICE revealed today that Battlefield Bad Company 2 will support Battlefield 1943 weaponry, when BC2 drops in early 2010.
With the number of gamers playing online, why don't more video games tap into that millions-person collective to achieve something interesting, socially grand or just fun?