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  • Console Players Will be Able to Rent BF4 Servers Soon

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    Whilst matchmaking systems can get players into games quickly, it can effectively ruin the potential that custom game lobbies have, and when it comes to games like Battlefield 4, which have dozens of variables to take into consideration, the overall game experience can get a little diminished. So far, custom game lobbies haven't been made available in Battlefield 4 for console gamers, however, just like with Battlefield 3, EA have plans to introduce a system that will allow players to rent out servers.

    Once a server is rented out, the server renter will be able to choose between plenty of variables, set up map rotation, and choose between various other multiplayer lobby options.

    Once a server has been rented, there are certain rules that need to be stuck to in order to keep your server from being removed from the "official server pool." Servers the official pool are very similar to official EA servers, and if a player chooses to quick join, there is a chance official pool servers will be picked, even if that server isn't an official EA server.

    However, if a server renter tweaks too many settings, the server will be removed from the official pool. This is a system that has been put into place to avoid unsuspecting players ending up in servers that could be controlled by potentially abusive server renters.

    So far, no details on pricing or availability for BF4 server renting, but it's likely to be made available fairly soon.

  • First Screenshot of Naval Strike DLC for BF4 Released

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    Just as the player appreciation month for Battlefield's players comes to an end, DICE has released a brand new screenshot to show off the upcoming Battlefield 4 DLC pack, which has been named Naval Strike.

    The new DLC pack has been scheduled to launch later this month, although Battlefield Premium players will be able to access the content two weeks before any other players. As the name Naval Strike suggests, the DLC will be filled with content focused on a water-filled theme.

    This DLC pack will include four new maps set in the South China Sea. All four levels will have some element of water based combat, however, it's unclear what these maps will actually consist of.

    On top of the four new maps, the Naval Strike DLC pack will also come with five new weapons, a new amphibious hovercraft vehicle that has been shown in the released Naval Strike screenshot, and a new mode called Carrier Assault. This game has been rumored to be similar to Titan mode in Battlefield 2142, where players have the sole objective to destroy the other players airship.

    Considering that the Naval Strike DLC is water-based, it's likely the airships will be replaced with airship carriers or other large ships.

    Naval Strike is the first DLC planned for this year, and DICE plan to release four more by the end of Summer 2014 - players can save money and access the content earlier by purchasing the $50 Battlefield Premium pack.

  • A Look Into How Publishers are Breaking the Gaming Industry

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    An article keeps popping up on Computerandvideogames, and in fact, at the time of writing, it was the most popular post on the entire website, despite it being written around 4 years ago. The article reveals a story about DICE, and their overall succumb to publisher pressure, and the article, four years later, is filled with irony and unfortunately, not of the funny kind.

    The article depicts an interview with DICE's senior producer at the time with Xbox World 360 Magazine asking all of the questions. One question that made the title of the article was about paid-for content, maps and DLC.

    At the time a DLC pack for Modern Warfare 2 was released for 1200 Microsoft Points, however, it was met with quite a lot of frowns on that day. The reason for this was because DICE had released a free DLC pack on the exact same day for their game at the time, Battlefield Bad Company 2.

    When asked about all of this, Patrick Bach, DICE's senior producer at the time, stated that "We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together."

    The unfortunate truth about this is that 4 years later, DICE have broken their promise, and I really do not doubt them. It's down to publishers like EA that are putting too much pressure on developers who just want to make good games, and whilst the gaming industry is still flourishing to this day, all of these business decisions being made by publishers in the form of DLC, micro-transactions and the like are causing the average game to become nothing more than a consumer and a customer, with a wallet filled with cash.

    Patrick Bach's last sentence in the article was "We're owned by EA but we're still very much DICE," and I think those first few words wrap it all up really.

  • Master Mod Now Available for Xbox One

    MODDED XBOX ONE CONTROLLERS NOW AVAILABLE
    FROM THE LEADERS OF THE MODDED CONTROLLERS INDUSTRY

    Evil Controllers releases their infamous Master Mod for the Xbox One!

    Tempe, AZ. (January 2014) - Evil Controllers has brought advanced gameplay features to the newest generation of hardware, aimed at enhancing a player's gameplay experience.  On Monday, January 27th, Evil Controllers released their world famous Master Mod for the Xbox One. Hardcore gamers can now purchase modded Xbox One controllers, featuring the most sought after mods: Rapid Fire, Drop Shot, Auto Spot and many more! The Xbox One Master Mod is only available at www.evilcontrollers.com and features 9 mods for Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4.

    "In the last generation of consoles,  we really learned a lot about our fans favorite mods and gameplay enhancements, and we're excited to put what we learned into this new generation of hardware," said CEO and mastermind, Adam Coe.

    The Xbox One Master Mod features 10 pre-set rapid fire speeds that that allow the user to jump into the action immediately with rapid fire for either Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 or future titles. In addition, for users that would like to fine tune their rate of fire for enhanced accuracy or extreme speed, they will be able to do so with an additional setting that allows them to adjust their rate of fire for their favorite weapons. The Xbox One Master Mod includes 10 additional slots that a user can use to pre-set their custom firing rates for easy pick up and play usability.

    Experienced modders will be familiar with the Master Mod for the Xbox One as it incorporates all of the most popular mods in a single controller. These Mods include: Rapid Fire, Drop Shot, Auto Run, Auto Spot, Akimbo Rapid Fire, Left Trigger Rapid Fire, Fast Reload and Auto Scope. The Master Mod v3 is compatible with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, including an adjustable Rapid Fire setting to ensure compatibility with future titles in the FPS and third-person shooter genres.

    Evil Controllers is known throughout the gaming industry as the mecca of custom gaming controllers. Evil prides itself on its advance modifications that fit the needs of the core gaming audience, through both internal and external personalization options for gamers at every level.

    "We hope to excite our fans and help increase their gaming experience! We plan to take modifications a step further with the latest console, and we cannot wait to show our fans what we have in the works, but for now our latest offering gives them everything they need to take their experience further in the newest Battlefield and Call of Duty."

    Xbox One modded controllers are available at www.EvilControllers.com. The available Xbox One mods can be seen in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM9iurS8XD0

    For now, PlayStation 4 fans can continue to create one-of-a-kind custom controllers via Evil's Controller Creator. Evil Controllers will continue to support the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 platform with custom and modded controllers.

    About Evil Controllers:

    Evil Controllers is a controller modification company based out of Tempe, Arizona. Evil Controllers is one of the first companies to offer professional Rapid Fire and Fast Reload controller mods. Our controller mods are created to support the most popular franchises in the industry, covering a variety of genres. Evil Controllers is also popular for their cooperation with The AbleGamers Foundation. We create custom controllers for disabled gamers with button modification and relocation customization. Evil Controllers works hard to ensure that every gamer can have fun doing what they love, playing games.

  • Battlefield 4 "One Hit Kill" Bug Fixed with New Patch

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    Since it's release, Battlefield 4 has been a fairly successful title that has brought in gamers from the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and now the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but despite being out for over a month now, players are still reporting problems and issues with the game. However, DICE have been working on it since launch and are spending a lot of time into pushing out patches to fix the bugs.

    A new patch has been released by DICE to fix various bugs and glitches, including the "one hit kill" bug that allowed players to kill enemies with one hit to the head, even when using assault rifles that don't do 100% damage even when the 2x headshot multiplier is added.

    A few other bug fixes were applied in this week's patch as well, including a few audio issues, some graphics effects, and worked on some crashes, freezes and network issues. Whilst the main platform for this patch was for PC, it also applies to the Xbox One which will also have fixes for stability and performance.

    You can see the full PC patch notes below:

    +Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks.

    +Fixed the audio bug where audio sometimes randomly dropped out while playing on certain multiplayer maps (typically Golmud Railway and Hainan Resort)

    +Fixed the "one-hit kill bug" where occasionally damage from a single bullet was applied multiple times.

    +Fixed a common crash that would occur when exiting from the Single Player Campaign to Main Menu.

    +Tweaked the network and computer performance screen to show proper values. Players can now test their computer and network connection and get recommendations if they need to adjust something to improve their gameplay experience.

  • Battlefield 4 Double EXP Week Planned

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    To say sorry for all of the problems since the launch of the game on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3, DICE manager Karl Magnus Troedssen has announced that all players will be offered double EXP for a whole week for all of the games they play within the double EXP week period.

    The week will start on November 28th and will end on December 5th, and although it hasn't been confirmed yet, we assume this will apply to all consoles, including the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

    On top of the double EXP, players who play the game on December 5th will receive an exclusive weapon. Karl Magnus Troedssen said "On December 5 we will give all players that log in to Battlefield 4 multiplayer a M1911 pistol scope," said Troedsson. "This special sidearm scope, previously reserved for our DICE developers, has a 3X zoom and is available for all classes in Battlefield 4." To receive the gun, players will only have to log in to Battlefield 4 multiplayer with their EA account or console gamer profile.

    Whilst a lot of players have complained about terrible server latency, EXP loss, corrupted save data, among other issues, DICE have announced that they are working around the clock to smooth out as many issues as possible, and Karl has confirmed that everyone working at DICE is currently working together to fix all of the current launch problems.

    A hotfix patch was released last Friday to resolve some server problems, and a patch was released on Monday 25th,  so things are slowly getting worked through.

  • New Obliteration Mode Added to Battlefield 4 Beta

    Despite only launching with two different gameplay modes, Conquest and Domination, DICE have just rolled out an update to the Battlefield 4 BETA to add another multiplayer game mode.

    The new game mode is named Obliteration and should be available to play on all platforms that currently support the Beta. (PS3/Xbox 360/PC)

    In Obliteration, a bomb will spawn in a randomly selected location on the map, and two teams will fight to pick up the bomb and then plant it in one of the three team's objective points.

    As you can imagine, the bomb spawn point will be incredibly hectic, and once the bomb has gone off at an objective point, both teams will then have to fight for a new randomly placed bomb on the map.

    Once a team has destroyed all three of their objectives, they will win the game. Alternatively, the game will end after the timer runs down.

    In the full version of Battlefield 4, there will be a total of seven different multiplayer modes and ten different maps, however Obliteration is only the third available game mode on the BF4 Beta, and there is only one map available to play on.

    No news has been given on whether any more game modes or maps will be available in the Beta.

  • Battlefield 4 Game Modes Revealed

    Battlefield 4 is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated next gen FPS games so far. And from all the trailers, gameplay reveals, and multiplayer gameplay videos we've watched, we can tell you that it's looking incredible.

    The only problem is, and as unfortunate as this sounds, there is a point in time where the good graphics, awesome weapon customization, great destructible environment and every other cool aspect of Battlefield 4 gets boring, and to make the game life last longer, DICE are going to have to make sure there is more to do on multiplayer.

    To accomplish this goal, DICE have made a bunch of new game modes for the BF4 multiplayer, and they have revealed them all this week. In total there are seven different game modes.

    Conquest

    Conquest best explains what Battlefield is best known for- awesome ground, air and sea combat, fused in with on-foot battles for total conquest.

    Domination

    Domination is a fast paced game type for those that don't have the time to invest in a lengthy game of Conquest. All vehicles are removed, and instead it's all down to on-foot infantry combat. Maps are considerably smaller, and things usually get down a whole lot faster.

    Obliteration

    In Obliteration, each team must rush to the randomly placed bomb on the map and use it to detonate a certain area on the map. The bomb area is always going to be a hotspot for combat, and both bomb plant points will need to be watched carefully to stop any bomb carriers achieving their goal.

    Defuse

    If you've ever played Search & Destroy on Call of Duty, you'll recognize this game type. Players are given only one life per round, and one team must attempt to plant a bomb, whilst the other team must defuse it. If all players of one team are eliminated, the other team wins.

    Team Deathmatch

    The classic. Instant team vs. team action.

    Rush

    In Rush, one team must destroy two points, whilst the defending team must protect it. Each team has a limited amount of respawns, so teams will have to be careful with the way they use their lives.

    Squad Deathmatch

    If you prefer to work in a smaller tight-knit group, Squad Deathmatch is the game for you. In Squad Deathmatch, 4 teams of 5 fight it off in a simple deathmatch game type.

  • Battlefield 4 Tiered Loading and Weapon Customization Shown in Video

    One of the new additions to Battlefield 4's multiplayer is of course the new weapon customization. Unlike in Battlefield 3, players will be able to add customizations straight onto existing weapons instead of having to unlock each variation of the weapon separately.

    When compared to Battlefield 3's weapon customization, the new customization in BF4 shown in this video is much better by a long shot.

    The video goes onto showing the easy ways to quickly customize weapons, and the large variety of different stocks, grips and other weapon accessories that can make a big impact on a player's play style.

    The video also shows dozens of different unlockable camos that can be applied to primary and secondary weapons as well as any drivable vehicle in the game.

    The video then ends with a developer showing the new tiered loading mechanic - a feature that should have been in first person shooters a long time ago.

    The mechanic allows you to unload a clip, switch to a primary weapon, and then switch back and continue loading from where you left off.

    In every other shooter, if you switch weapons, you will have to start the reloading animation again, even if you unload a clip beforehand.

    Battlefield 4 will be out on October 29 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and will release on the launch date for both Xbox One and PS4 - which is November 12 and November 29 for the PS4, and November 19 and November 22 for the Xbox One.

  • Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal - Actual Gameplay

    So this time round we got an actual reveal instead of just a reveal of a reveal, and not only have we seen a gameplay trailer, but tons of Youtubers and MLG players have had the chance to go out and test out the game's multiplayer.

    That's great for us because it means we can get a look at what the game really feels and looks like. First of all, it's Call of Duty so we're not really expecting much difference from the previous games, but there are some key differences. Firstly squads will play an interesting parts, with separate playable characters all capable of prestiging, and there are a few new kill streak rewards and game modes.

    Weapons work pretty similarly to the current games we've been playing and although there's been a few new changes that make you go 'oh, that's pretty cool' there really isn't enough to make it feel like a new FPS game.

    I've noticed a lot of people seem to be gravitating towards Battlefield 4 this time a round, so it'll be interesting to see whether Battlefield 4 will be able to absorb more of the Call of Duty fan base or if Ghosts with it's next gen iteration will out shine the Battlefield franchise for another year.

    In the offices were are looking forward to both Call of Duty Ghosts and Battlefield 4 with our modded controllers ready! Be sure to use our Controller Creator to make yourself one with our Master Mod and get all of the mods you need to cause your enemies some serious havoc.

    What game are you looking forward to most?

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