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Punkbuster wrongly bans Battlefield 3 players, EA working on solution

Alongside legions of actual cheaters, EA's third-party anti-cheating technology, Punkbuster, has apparently been booting innocents from Battlefield 3, a problem the publisher is currently looking into. "We are investigating an issue of Punkbuster bans that were incorrectly applied to some of our...

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Battlefield: Hardline does not point to annualized franchise, EA says

Last October, EA and DICE released Battlefield 4. This October, EA and Visceral Games are bringing the cops-and-robbers action of Battlefield Hardline. It's a move that brings to mind the way Activision handles its annual Call of Duty games, shifting developers year-to-year. So does that mean the...

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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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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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You can now buy Battlefield 4 item packs with real money

Battlefield 4 developer DICE is now opening up the option for players to purchase in-game content using real money. Starting today, the game's three types of battlepacks can be picked up; $1 for Bronze packs, $2 for Silver ones and $3 for Gold packs. Battlepack tiers vary in the number and rarity...

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Fans spy Battlefield Hardline assets, revealing police-themed shooter

The next entry in EA's Battlefield franchise abandons the series' traditional military setting in favor of the urban battlegrounds patrolled by civilian police officers, according to a handful of assets leaked by the publisher alongside its latest Battlelog update. Unlike past entries in the...

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EA working to shift older Battlefield games from GameSpy to Origin

Following word that the GameSpy online matchmaking service will cease to be after May 31, EA has revealed plans to move its GameSpy games to the publisher's own online service, Origin. When asked specifically about the fate of online shooters Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield: Bad...

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Battlefield 4 enlists platoon support on February 27

The chaotic, virtual warfare of Battlefield 4 is about to grow more organized with tomorrow's addition of platoons. Despite the thematically-appropriate name, these platoons are best thought of as the Battlefield 4 equivalent of officially supported online clans. Up to 100 soldiers can join a...

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Battlefield 4 connectivity issues continue across 'various platforms'

DICE posted an alert on its support forums for Battlefield 4 to warn players of ongoing connectivity issues across multiple platforms. This is the latest update in a string of problems the game has faced since its launch in late October, which has seen multiple patches go live in the past few...

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