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EA: Battlefield 4 survey real but "not indicative" of final features

Posted: 13.05.2013 by Technet2k

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A survey going around for DICE's Battlefield 4 has been confirmed as legitimate by EA, but what it contains shouldn't be taken as gospel for what's coming, like when it mentioned "dramatic water-based combat."

Piloting attack boats, inflatable boats, and jet skis on "swelling seas and stormy oceans" might not happen. The survey also talks about blowing dams open to flood combat zones.

EA snaps up domains Battlefield13.com through to Battlefield20.com

Posted: 08.05.2013 by Technet2k

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If you thought you'd be retiring on that big fat cheque from EA because you domain parked yourself at Battlefield16.com, then think again. EA has been on the war path and annexed a few more slithers of the internet.

The publisher already held ownership of domains all the way up to Battlefield9.com, but their legal department decided to snatch some more just in case. Pure numeracy is cool, who needs subtitles?

EA to stop licensing with weapons manufacturers, will keep using branded guns

Posted: 08.05.2013 by Technet2k

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EA has had some questionable marketing links with weapons manufacturers in the past, which by the way they vow never to do again, but now they're going one step further; they won't license guns anymore.

No more royalty cheques from EA for using real-world weapons, but that doesn't mean they won't stop using them. They intend to wield the 'fair use' argument in court, if necessary.

Battlefield 3 outages result of 'activity aimed at overwhelming servers'

Posted: 08.05.2013 by Technet2k

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EA and DICE's Battlefield 3 and Battlelog servers have come under attack by an external group, knocking out the online services that power the soon-to-be-replaced shooter. They confirmed the outages via twitter.

As of now the attack seems to have been thwarted with all platform servers back up and running. EA recently revealed 3.5 million have subscribed to Battlefield Premium.

EA: No Star Wars, Tiger Woods or UFC games in fiscal 2014

Posted: 08.05.2013 by JonahFalcon

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While Electronic Arts acquired some major licenses in the past few months, two of which are the lucractive Star Wars and mixed-martial arts UFC licenses, players shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a game based on them or Tiger Woods.