How The Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Are Changing Multiplayer Games

What does being a next-gen game or hardware mean, exactly? While the answer is kind of murky—in some ways, the coming generation doesn't feel like a huge departure from our current generation of hardware —one of the places we can see concrete changes is when it comes to multiplayer games. » 10/21/13 6:00pm 10/21/13 6:00pm

What's So Great About Xbox One's Cloud? Titanfall's Devs Explain.

As amorphous, mercurial and intangible as its atmospheric namesake, the Xbox One's Cloud is a feature that is hard to appreciate without a strong example. Luckily, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has one — dedicated servers. » 6/24/13 4:00pm 6/24/13 4:00pm

Section 8: Prejudice Brings Dedicated Servers To The Xbox 360

TimeGate Studios' downloadable first-person shooter Section 8: Prejudice becomes the first Xbox 360 game to allow players to rent dedicated PC-hosted game servers. Fully configurable ranked and unranked servers for up to 32 players are now available through » 4/25/11 1:50pm 4/25/11 1:50pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Have Just One Dedicated Server Option

Stung by PC gamer outrage over the lack of dedicated server support in Modern Warfare 2, Activision has responded with something they'll appreciate about as little: An exclusive deal making the only dedicated server option for Black Ops. » 9/12/10 1:00pm 9/12/10 1:00pm

Command & Conquer 4: No LAN or Dedicated Servers Either

I suppose at some point this will cease to be news, but the franchises that made LAN gaming great continue to turn their back on it, providing a long slow obituary for the service. Command & Conquer is the latest. » 2/20/10 6:30pm 2/20/10 6:30pm

Dedicated Server for Aliens vs. Predator Coming Soon

Aliens vs. Predator released today, and PC players are stuck with peer-to-peer matchmaking for a little longer while Rebellion gets a dedicated server ready "in the next few days," according to the studio. » 2/16/10 9:30pm 2/16/10 9:30pm

No LAN or Dedicated Servers for BioShock 2 Multiplayer

How dare 2K Games turn its back on the PC multiplayer community that made BioShock ... oh ... uh ... that's right. Well, they confirmed that BioShock 2 won't support LAN gaming or dedicated servers anyway. » 1/27/10 9:30pm 1/27/10 9:30pm

DICE Says It Won't Profit Off Rented Servers for BFBC2

During the Modern Warfare 2 no-dedicated servers controversy, DICE was quick to say they would be supported in PC versions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Well, with one exception: Players would have to rent them, rather than build their own. » 1/16/10 6:30pm 1/16/10 6:30pm

Rebellion Vows Dedicated Servers for Alien vs. Predator

You might recall last month that David Brickley, a Rebellion senior producer, was asked directly, three times, to confirm dedicated server support in Alien vs. Predator, and wouldn't say yes or no. The studio's chief now officially confirms its presence. » 11/21/09 8:00pm 11/21/09 8:00pm

YouTube Yanked This Vid Off Infinity Ward Channel — on Modder's…

The displeasure directed by some in the Modern Warfare 2 PC community toward Infinity Ward isn't limited to petitions. This weekend, YouTube removed a video Infinity posted to its channel, after a modder filed a DMCA takedown notice. » 11/09/09 9:00pm 11/09/09 9:00pm

What To Play While Boycotting Modern Warfare 2

Yes, we understand that you'll be boycotting Modern Warfare 2 because you want dedicated servers or are offended by its viral advertising. What will you be playing instead? Here are several suggestions. » 11/09/09 12:00pm 11/09/09 12:00pm

id: Probably No Dedicated Servers for Rage

id Software's John Carmack is mindful of the anger over Modern Warfare 2 dropping dedicated server support. That's why he's glad Infinity Ward is going first, because he plans to do the same thing with Rage. » 11/05/09 10:00pm 11/05/09 10:00pm

Dedicated Servers Not Likely for Aliens vs. Predator, Either

Modern Warfare 2, of course, done stepped in it with the dedicated-server thing. CVG talked with a producer and got less-than-assuring answers that Alien vs. Predator PC will support dedicated boxes, too. » 10/28/09 5:00am 10/28/09 5:00am

Modern Warfare 2 Server Petition ... Sigh ... at 21,000 Sigs and…

Online petitions ain't worth much to me - just once, I'd like to see someone with a clipboard outside a GameStop doing this in person. But on some topics they're meaningful, like the Infinity Ward/dedicated server fiasco that broke yesterday. » 10/18/09 4:00pm 10/18/09 4:00pm

DICE Makes Hay With Dedicated Server Controversy

Earlier this morning, the executive producer for the Battlefield franchise tweaked Call of Duty over Infinity Ward ending dedicated server support, "confirming" that, yes, dedicated server support is "a given" in Battlefield titles on the PC. » 10/18/09 1:00pm 10/18/09 1:00pm