It's been a long time in the making, but it's finally here. The first iteration of Mantle is now available to the general public and the promise of console-style GPU optimizations for PC is now upon us.
Starting today Battlefield 4 players can start collecting freebies. This is the first day of Player Appreciation Month for the multiplayer shooter.
DICE made another "excuse our mess" blog post about Battlefield 4 today. They've promised once again to stabilize the shooter. In the meantime, they've got a month's worth of goodies to throw your way.
A few days removed from the very controversial and legally questionable acts that followed paid-endorsements for Microsoft and Electronic Arts products, has reaped some very interesting results.
Electronic Arts sent out a response regarding the scandal involving their media program called Ronku, which works with established content creators on YouTube to promote EA's products.
New information has been leaked by partners of an MCN that wish to remain anonymous and the info contains screenshots of one EA's assignment to partners of the Ronku network for positive coverage of Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals.
For now, China's cultural ministry has already made it known that they won't allow any game that they feel is “hostile” towards their government or the portrayal of the country within the game.
DICE is still knee-deep in bug territory when it comes to Battlefield 4. The game has been pelted in the media lately (mostly by gamers) for having lots of game-breaking bugs. Well, those bugs finally caught up with DICE and not just in the legal department, but with Mantle's API support as well.
According to Market Watch, a third law firm has joined in on the lawsuit fray called Brower Piver, based out of Stevenson, Maryland. They've filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of those who purchased EA's common stock between July 24th and December 2nd of this year.
EA executives cashed out a total of $13.2 million in stock ahead of the release of Battlefield 4, using the game's hype and marketing momentum from artificially inflated stock prices to make a quick buck before the buggy release of the game came crashing down around their ears.
Hype. We love hype. Gamers... we live on hype. While we claim that hype needs to go away, and that it ruins a game, we still love it. It's what fueled the success of DayZ, it's what continues to fuel the success of Call of Duty and it's also what helped fuel EA's own success with their stock price thanks to Battlefield 4.
The mudslinging is starting and you can expect a lot of fireworks to spawn from this scenario. By now everyone knows that Battlefield 4 is quite broken, and one of the former team members of DICE has come to the aid of the highly praised developers to note that it wasn't DICE's fault that Battlefield 4 shipped broken.
Battlefield 4 developer DICE has turned its complete attention toward squashing the game's bugs. The studio is putting development of future DLC on hold until they can stabilize the troubled shooter.
Today the first expansion pack for Battlefield 4, China Rising, will be launching on all platforms. China Rising provides four new maps for multiplayer warfare.
Tomorrow DICE is turning off the "Golden Gun" cheat for Battlefield 4 on PS4 and PC. Once the latest patch is applied, players will no longer experience a bug that was causing mysterious one-hit kills.