Aug 19 2011

Battlefield 3 vs. MW3 Trash-Talking Hits New Low

Category: Battlefield 3,Modern Warfare 3NightCrawler @ 5:10 PM

EA’s suits can’t stop abusing Activision.

Electronic Arts has been hurling insults at Activision for months, as it seeks to sell copies of forthcoming shooter Battlefield 3 and take share from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The war of words hasn’t all been one-sided. Around E3 time Activision boss Bobby Kotick cast negative comments at Battlefield 3’s console versions. More recently, Bobby’s second-in-command Eric Hirshberg said EA’s verbal assault is “bad for our industry”, specifically slamming EA’s management for stating that Call of Duty should “rot from the core”.

Now, EA has ramped up the pressure. The company’s chief spokesman Jeff Brown used trade site IndustryGamers to toss some abuse at Hirshberg. he said, “Welcome to the big leagues Eric. I know you’re new in the job but someone should have told you this is an competitive industry.

“You’ve got every reason to be nervous. Last year Activision had a 90 share in the shooter category. This year, Battlefield 3 is going to take you down to 60 or 70. At that rate, you’ll be out of the category in 2-3 years. If you don’t believe me, go to the store and try to buy a copy of Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk.”

Source: IGN

Aug 19 2011

Battlefield 3 Themed CO-OP

Category: Battlefield 3NightCrawler @ 5:08 PM

Battleblog #7 has details on the themed co-op campaign DICE is working on for Battlefield 3, their upcoming military shooter sequel. Here’s a bit on how this works:

To survive through the co-op missions, you’ll need to stay close to your buddy. If he goes down, lend a helping hand with the new co-op “Man down!” mechanic, that lets you revive him in the heat of battle. While being down, you can still use your secondary weapon to defend yourself, while slowly crawling to a safer spot where your friend can help you without getting shot. If both of you go down, it’s game over.

You fight together. You die together. And you score together. After having cleared a co-op mission with your friend, your total combined score will be displayed via Battlelog, our suite of free social features that connect all Battlefield 3 players. Missions are designed to be shorter than single player missions, so you can easily do multiple rounds in an evening to try and beat your friends’ high score. The best score of your Friend will be displayed for each mission, so you know what to aim for.

Source: Blue’s News