Nothing bad could come of chugging a bottle of oddly glowing green liquid labeled "Miracle Tonic of the Ancients," right? I mean, according to this Battlefield Heroes trailer, it's capable of curing everything from rocket-induced toothaches to male pattern baldness! So this stuff can't be half bad. I'm sure it won't turn anybody into a mutant zombie at all.
Ever seen Santa roasting the chestnuts off a soldier while fighting for territory around a giant Christmas tree? In the darkest of cheese dreams, maybe. Well, this is a scene that will become boringly routine this year, as EA have created all kinds of festive-themed swag for Battlefield Heroes. And they’re releasing new stuff in store every day.
In what's sure to go down as a victory in the campaign to eradicate pointless numbers from the names of things, Play4Free - EA's unnecessarily styled moniker for what everyone else calls free to play - is being renamed. Games like Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed World, Battlefield Play4Free and *shudder* Command & Conquer: Tibererium Alliances all now live under the label "Origin Free to Play".
Battlefield Heroes isn't super serious and it isn't super competitive, but I still have fun bouncing around inside there from time to time, sneaking around cartoon European towns and backstabbing Nazi knock-offs. (Or seeing how high I can jump on its absurd moon map.)
But two of those goofy vehicles in BFH just made the leap into the super serious, super competitive world of EA's racing MMO, Need For Speed World. We've got codes to unlock these high-end racers, along with some starter packs of cash shop coin and beginner cars.
The free-to-play, third person, Battlefield Heroes has just got a heap of space-themed content, and a map set on the moon. I guess EA aren't going for the ARMA crowd. Click up there to see the new items in use. Beware though: the Battlefield Heroes theme is infectious and extremely easy to whistle. You'll probably end up a more annoying person after watching.
Have you ever been playing Call of Duty when... OK, yeah, stupid question. Start again. DID you ever play Call of Duty once and think "Man, I really wish I wasn't shooting middle-eastern terrorists. I just want to shoot demonic freaks from Hell!"? Well your wish can come true if you head over to the severs of Doom II (yes, they're still there) where a mod is currently playing that adjusts sounds and gun models from the old 1990's originals to something with a bit more of a Modern Warfare flavour. Real Guns Advanced 2 can be found on Skulltag 220.127.116.11:10672.
This morning, I’ve been tinkering around on Wicked Wake, Battlefield: Heroes' take on Wake Island, via a private server. Wicked Wake is going to be added to Battlefield: Heroes tomorrow - in the meantime, we’ve got a screenshots and a few first impressions below.
After almost two months of cyber-attacks on dozens of targets, hacker collective Lulzsec declare that they have disbanded. The group have claimed responsibility for the data theft and denial of service attacks on a number of gaming websites, including Minecraft, Eve Online, Codemasters, Bethesda, Sony and Nintendo, and even claim to have targeted government sites like Senate.gov.
In a final statement, Lulzsec declared that the 50th day marked the end of their attacks, and leaked a final salvo of illegally obtained information, including details of hundreds of thousands of Battlefield Heroes accounts.
Every month, we present you with a roundup of the best free PC games that have been recently released. What we haven’t done before is sit down and think about all the best free PC games knocking around the internet at the moment, eventually formatting them into a big old list feature. We think it’s about time we sorted that out.
At today's GDC talk, Senior Producer of Battlefield Heroes Ben Cousins revealed that 17% of the game's players want to buy items that would provide them an edge.
In attempts to make Battlefield Heroes more profitable, Cousins and his team conducted a survey of the players to find out just what kind of offers would convince them to pay for items. The response was a demand for items that gave players an advantage in-game. "What really surprised us was how far up this one was: ”If I could by items that give me an advantage" Stuff like health boost, speed boost, etc. This wasn't even on our list of things to do, but 17% of responders wanted it," explained Cousins.
Would you be willing to pay money for an in-game stat boost? Let us know in the comments.
Senior Producer of Battlefield Heroes Ben Cousins has revealed in his conference at GDC the trials his team went through with Battlefield Heroes, and that the game's players are "crash test dummies" for Battlefield Play4Free, which he hopes will become the "biggest Western free-to-play title in the world." Read on for the details.
EA's general manager of free-to-play gaming has said that in-game advertising is in decline and microtransactions are proving to be much more lucrative. Ben Cousins was talking of Battlefield4Free when he suggested the days of advertising billboards in games may be over.