Battlefield 3 was marketed well but EA are back to what they do best. Ruin the experience. This is about the whole "Exclusive DLC" promotion and why gamers are angry at EA and DICE.
Let's be honest, Battlefield 3 is one of our anticipated games this year. EA and DICE have done well to market the game and almost diminish the popularity of the new COD franchise. Battlefield 3 won the crowd at E3 with their playable demo last week, but it seems like the first real mistake from EA on BF3 has emerged and possible can hurt them badly.
Last week EA, in an attempt to encourage people in UK to pre-order the game included the "Physical Warfare Pack" as an exclusive pre-order bonus. It includes an exclusive LMG, a flash suppressor attachment and flechette ammo. Fans aren't happy about EA forcing people to buy the game before the release by offering exclusive items from 'specific' retail shops. They are basically force to get access to the full equipment arsenal. This angered the fans and the 'Boycott BF3' movement was formed by redditors. Last couple of days /r/gaming has been busy with both angry and funny posts on the whole DLC fiasco.
Even @notch, the developer of minecraft reacted to this via twitter.
"When I make a movie, it will have different exclusive scenes added to it depending on what cinema you go to. #subtle" [email protected] notch
EA responded to official "Battlefield 3" blog after the reddit thread started picking up steam. EA representative defended his position on Launch DLC for BF3 by saying that "Owning these items will give you a more varied arsenal, but it will not give you a significant advantage on the battlefield." Here's the point. Most people buy the damn game to play multiplayer. When they don't get the full package they get angry and that's understandable. EA is persistant with their stand and say "they were chosen not to be overpowered or imbalance or break the game in anyway" If EA wants to encourage people to buy it why not provide everyone the equal arsenal. As always EA doesn't change their mind unless someone proves them they are wrong and embarrass them in public forums like the old BFBC days.
Yes! EA attempted the same DLC practice with "Battlefield: Bad Company" but ended up pulling back after a boycott on SarcasticGamer.com complained about the balance issues associated with exclusive weapons and equipment in a multiplayer shooter. Both @EA and @Battliefield twitter handles have been receiving much hate every hour. Most of them saying they have cancelled the pre-order. Let's hope EA pulls back this crap too like the BFBC bs.
EA has issued a Challenge to the world. Free DLC if a certain Hot Pursuit Video reaches 1 million views by Dec 12th. Check out the story and the video here.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is the newest and quite possibly one of the BEST Need for Speed games yet. featuring fast cars and even faster police cars!
EA is offering up a challenge where if this video reaches 1 million views by Dec 12th gamers will be treated to 3 exclusive cars at no charge! The 3 convertible supercars - the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition.
All you have to do is watch the trailer below! Tell yours friends, and their friends, and Grandma's friends to check out the trailer!
Here is what the description for the trailer says:
We're thrilled to see that a lot of you are loving Hot Pursuit as much as we are. We all knew that Autolog was something special, but you guys are proving that it's going to change racing games forever. We actually feel sort of guilty for ruining so many friendships over the last week -- with over 3 million challenges exchanged already, it's clear that all is fair when it comes to the Speedwall. So now we have a challenge for all of you! The dev team has put together a pack of 3 supercar convertibles -- the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster , and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition. If we can get the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launch trailer to 1 million views by December 12th, these three amazing rides will be our little holiday gift to all of you playing Hot Pursuit. The race is on!
For more on Need for Speed check out The exclusive Gouki.com Stories:
If you haven't bought it yet get it here for $35!
Don't be a Jimmy!
By: goukijones Feb 4, 2011 | 9 Comments
Battlefield 3 is now available for pre-order through Amazon. Also check out the new teaser trailer.
Amazon just unlocked the Pre-order for Battlefield 3. Battlefield is my preferred earth shooter. You can expect Team Gouki to be all over this when it is release sometime in the future.
That box art is probably unofficial. There is no confirmed release date. Amazon just appears to just have a filler date. Battlefield could come out this year. If there is no COD, it would be good for Battlefield to compete with Gears this holiday season.
Check out the teaser trailer.
Battlefield 3 - Teaser Trailer - Holy Shit!
By: BatRastered Jun 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
6 minutes of mp gameplay shown at E3. Cops v Robbers.
This looks exciting. A new take on the Battlefield universe with a touch of payday mixed in. Cops & Robbers with Battlefield's trademark destructable environments.
Cops need backup and criminals need a crew. Either way teamwork is going to be essential if you're going to pull off that perfect heist or score the big time bust.
This should be awesome. I hope my GPU is ready!Read full story...
According to ME3's Facebook page, don't expect ME3 until the first quarter of 2012
We're still a month from E3, but already we've got our first major release date "adjustment" of the season. I fully expect to see a few more of these "TBA 2011" games slip into next year. This is a little dissapointing, but the last Mass Effect slipped into January too, so not entirely unexpected.
Insomniac's new trailer for Fuse delayed, name changed from Overstrike, Ted Price apologizes to fans
By: BatRastered Sep 12, 2012 | 1 Comments
At PAX, Ted Price of Insomniac games announced that Overstrike would be known as Fuse and a new trailer was coming...
It turns out we won't be getting that trailer today due to what Ted Price has called a "legal rights issue".
"During my keynote speech at PAX, I revealed the first screenshot from Fuse, our new game, with a link to this website. If you visited the site, you found a countdown clock that was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 12th."
"We had an awesome trailer planned and finished. Unfortunately a last-minute legal-rights issue has prevented us from releasing the trailer as planned. EA is trying to obtain the necessary approvals and we hope to bring the trailer to you soon."
Here's what we do know about the game formerly known as Overstrike. From the Fuse website:
When a volatile alien energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in co-op play as you deploy lethal teamwork and Fuse-powered weapons to take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft.
“LEAP” between agents during battle and combine their weapons and abilities for devastating results.
Combine the agents’ Fuse-powered weapons to trigger Fusion for greatly increased damage.
Develop agents along deep upgrade paths and discover all the possibilities for lethal teamwork.
That sounds pretty cool, a 4 player co-op, but with the ability to swap between classes if there aren't 4 people playing. An interesting take on the genre that should be great fun for a first play through but may limit replay if you've had the chance to use all the classes in one go.
Check out the main character (Dalton) and his "mag shield" ability:Read full story...
By: DragonKiss83 Apr 29, 2011 | 6 Comments
And here comes another Need for Speed game...
EA has announced they are teaming with Black Box to bring you Need for Speed the Run for November 15 2011on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, 3DS, Wii . This time you will be racing across the country. They are running the Frostbite 2 engine and are looking to have action movie style sequences. With the popularity of movies like Fast and the Furious EA has decided they want in.
Here's the official info. http://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed-the-run
It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York.
No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads.
In Need for Speed The Run, you’ll weave through dense urban centers, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, all the while evading a relentless police force prepared – and willing – to use lethal force to take you down.
In stores November 15th, 2011.
Still no update on when to expect this patch, but it's looking pretty massive right now. Here's a list of confirmed fixes so far, but this isn't even complete yet according to DICE. Let us know what you like and dislike about the changes in the comments!
GENERAL GAMEPLAY FIXES:
-Players should no longer take fall damage from short falls.
-Players now get up from Prone slightly faster, allowing better odds of getting away from a grenade or threat when prone.
-Fixed some situations that would unintentionally make a player unrevivable.
-Reduced the black screen fade in time on spawn. The fade is still necessary for properly streaming in loading content at spawn, but it has been substantially reduced.
-Increased the spawn protection time from 1sec to 2sec. The protection will still be immediately canceled as soon as the player moves or shoots.
-Spawn protection will no longer be canceled by the player looking around.
-Increased the speed at which a player regains accuracy when aiming after moving for a more responsive experience. Firing before fully zoomed will still result inaccurate fire.
-Increased the inaccuracy and recoil added when a player is fully suppressed.
-Shotgun Buck and Flechette rounds now have a less suppressive effect at medium to long range.
-Tweaked the damage levels of Buck and Flechette rounds to balance them with other weapons.
-Improved the suppression of the .44 magnum, .357 magnum, and the 5.8x42mm DAP88 rounds from the Type88 sniper.
-Attempting to Crouch (like Prone) will now properly interrupt Sprint.
-Increased the effectiveness of Suppression Resist Specialization.
-Parachutes now respond to turn and throttle inputs more quickly.
-Switching from primary weapons to sidearms and back now takes less time.
-Increased the effectiveness of explosive resistance.
-Tweaked bipod deploy settings so players can no longer deploy a bipod in places higher than chin level.
-The bipod should now be more reliable when deploying on top of sloped objects like cars and rocks.
-Fixed several issues with vaulting objects, especially for thin railings.
-The Knife now only takes two swipes to kill when attacking from a position where a takedown is not possible.
-CRAM weapons on Carriers now count towards stationary weapon awards.
Check out my impressions of EA's keynote speech inside.
So Microsoft's keynote was pretty disappointing; we all know it's true. Unless you care about watching Kinect, there was very little that was interesting. So then came EA's keynote. Was it better than Microsoft? For the most part, yes.
EA opened up with a new remake of Hot Pursuit. I have to say it: I wasn't that much impressed by the demo. It's from Criterion, and it certainly looked like it; the game really did appear to have a Burnout feel to it. The graphics do look impressive, but I just can't get over the fact that the game looks more like a Burnout game than a Need for Speed game. EA boasted that the game was going back to the Need for Speed roots, but I just didn't see it in the demo.
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Dead Space 2 looks good as usual. I look forward to watching FnJimmy get railed 100 straight times.
Dead Space 2 New Intense Trailer (Launch Trailer)
Who's getting this game January 25th?
By: iorilamia Mar 24, 2011 | 11 Comments
Suda51, I love you.
Shadows of the Damned is a survival horror game coming out this June. I haven't been following it much but I'm glad it got my attention. 2 big names behind this game are No more Heroes Suda 51 and Resident Evil's Shinji Mikami.
I'm not too much of a RE fan but NMH is definately something I will love for a very long time. But knowing how badass Resident games have been and Sudas other wacky projects, this game is sure to be promising. Enjoy the video below and leave a comment.
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/CGRtrailers
Taken from offical website below -
"When evil demonic creatures kidnap Garcia’s girlfriend, it’s up to him to travel to the City of the Damned to get her back. Aided by a former demon with the ability to transform into an array of vicious weapons, Garcia will once again take on the mantel of “demon hunter” and rip apart the horrifying forces of the underworld to protect what he loves most"
Game info here http://www.ea.com/shadows-of-the-damned
By: Cinderkin Apr 9, 2013 | 2 Comments
EA published game Fuse has just received some good news for the gamers out there. Insomniac Games has confirmed there will be no Online Pass for their upcoming Fuse game.
Fuse is a game built from the ground up for and around co-op gameplay, and while developed by Insomniac Games it is being published by none other than EA. Right now EA is not on gamers favorite publishers list, being twice named the worst company of the year.
During a Q&A with their fans, Insomniac Games had some really good things to say about Fuse. When asked if there will be an online pass they responded with "Nope. But, you should still buy it new to support us because there are no microtransactions to make up for it, though. :D"
They also mentioned that Fuse will get a demo closer to it's May 28th release date.
This game is looking really good right now, and I know the Gouki.com crew is excited for this. Tell us what you think in the comments and don't be a Jimmy!
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