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My Take on the DICE and Bad Company 3 Controversy

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“We take all this into account when we think about the future, and do franchise strategy,” Troedsson said. “But there’s one thing that lingers with Bad Company that we’ve been asking ourselves: what is it that the people really liked about Bad Company?”

Crazy right? Can you ever recall a developer outright saying they don’t know what people like about their game? It’s even more bizarre when you consider that this quote is aimed at a beloved franchise that was critically and commercially successful. The above quote in question comes from Karl-Magnus Troedsson, the head of Digital Illusions CE, better known as DICE in a recent interview with Eurogamer. The conversation sparked up over the fact that we’re getting Battlefield Hardline this year when it seems many people were expecting some sort of Battlefield Bad Company 3 announcement instead.

Well, I agree with him. Continue reading My Take on the DICE and Bad Company 3 Controversy

One Week On- EA Sports UFC

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I’m not quite sure why, but i’m always a sucker for these wrestling type games. I think it goes back to my younger days when i was a big fan of the WWE, but even now, about 10 years on, i still really enjoy the games, whether it be the WWE titles, or in this case, UFC. I didn’t get the last couple UFC games that came out on the Xbox 360, but i did get the original, so i was expecting the game to have moved on quite a lot from then. Continue reading One Week On- EA Sports UFC

Titanfall: A Launch Day Experience

Xbox One Titanfall bundle, released March 11, 2014
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Our expectations late Tuesday afternoon didn’t differ from many who picked up their new Xbox One Titanfall bundles after work. Though there was a sizable a crowd in the Gamestop that afternoon, we got our system without incident. On the way home we discussed its placement and talked about how much we looked forward to finally seeing what the next gen was all about.

We got home around dinner time, and we barely dropped our work bags before heading to the den with the Xbox One. After getting the thing out of the box, placed on the shelf, and plugged in to all the proper outlets, we fired it up. The console itself was eerily silent as we went through the initial setup. Date and time. Sound. A few more calibrations, and we were on our way to setting up our accounts!

Today in Gaming History: 10/13/2013


October 13, 2009: Brütal Legend released
As with any sector of the entertainment industry, the video game community has seen its share of failures. But sometimes failure does not prevent a game for being beloved despite its flaws. Take for instance, Brütal Legend, the property of Double Fine and EA, which was released four years ago today. Here was a game that had everything going for it — plenty of money behind it and advertising in front of it, a cast of actors and musicians to die for, and a unique look that was bound to attract players. On the flip side of that happy coin, however, the game was mired in development and publishing conflicts. Continue reading Today in Gaming History: 10/13/2013