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EA CEO deems Battlefield 4 launch 'unacceptable'

In an unexpected display of candid honesty, EA CEO Andrew Wilson has opted to own up to the failures of Battlefield 4, drawing a connection to the game's online scope. Though our review of the game was positive, once Battlefield 4 launched players were faced with months of ongoing connectivity...

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EA tacks an extra week onto Battlefield Hardline beta

Good news for those who haven't yet had their fill of EA's take on cops and robbers: The Battlefield Hardline beta test has been extended by a full week. "It is with excitement that we announce the Battlefield Hardline beta will continue for an additional week, ending on Thursday, June 26th at...

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Battlefield Hardline's PC beta now available 'instantly'

PC owners are now able to gain "instant access" to the beta version of Battlefield Hardline just by signing up on the game's official site. The beta phase arrived earlier this month on PC and PS4, but sign-ups were previously on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those that were previously on the...

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Report: Battlefield Hardline to spawn novel beta for Xbox One

The cops versus robbers multiplayer beta test of Battlefield Hardline is currently exclusive to the PC and PlayStation 4, but Xbox One owners can expect a beta of their own at some point prior to the game's retail launch. "We will have a beta on on all platforms before release," DICE general...

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Video preview: Crossing the thin blue line in Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline pulls players out of the military's theatre of war and puts them in the role as cops and robbers, vying for the biggest stack of cash. In Joystiq's latest video preview, Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann battles for both sides: As an officer in the world's most brutal...

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EA / Ubisoft E3 2014 conference round-up: Prototypes and push-ups

The big three console manufacturers aren't the only ones having all the fun at E3; Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are known to get in on the party as well. These two publishers can do many things, but one thing they can't do is take you back in time in the event that you missed their press...

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Battlefield Hardline beta launches today on PC and PS4

EA announced today that players can get an early look at its team-based FPS Battlefield Hardline via a public beta launching today on the PlayStation 4 and PC. Players who own the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 can download the beta via the PlayStation Store, and PC signups are available at...

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Watch EA's E3 2014 press conference right here [Update: It's over!]

Find out what new games are coming from EA with us on our liveblog and in video form on this page. The action begins at 12:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. ET). The publisher's E3 2014 press conference in Los Angeles will feature games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline, spotlight the...

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Amazon pre-orders list Battlefield Hardline platforms

Amazon has launched pre-orders for Battlefield Hardline, listing Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC as future locales for the cops-n-robbers-style shooter. Amazon's pre-order page prices Hardline at $59.99 and mirrors the October 21 date shown in a recent trailer. The listing describes...

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Joystiq Weekly: GOG's Galaxy, Murdered: Soul Suspect review, Homefront's combat and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. E3 doesn't technically start until June 10, but with all...

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