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Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:46 am

http://www.battlefield-heroes.com/video. Interesting cross of TF2 and DOD, released by EA (and the Battlefield 2/1942 team), for free.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Furious Gorge » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:42 am

Wow! Looks like fun! Can't wait to try it out!
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby shipwreck » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:30 am

Plagiarism!!

At least they're releasing it for free.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby St0nkingByte » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:06 pm

OK I did not know that 'Cartoon Shooter' was officially a genre now, but that's cool, I can dig it.

Next that looks like wicked fun and I laughed out loud when I saw the guys sitting on the wings of the planes. :lol:
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:22 pm

St0nkingByte wrote:I laughed out loud when I saw the guys sitting on the wings of the planes. :lol:

Indeed.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Nikon » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:57 am

its free, and it doesnt look 16 bit.... wow.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Niteowl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:16 am

Why are they releasing it for free?
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:19 am

In game advertisements for Brawndo?
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Furious Gorge » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:59 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/techn ... ref=slogin

In a major departure from its traditional business model, E.A. plans to announce Monday that it is developing a new installment in its hit Battlefield series that will be distributed on the Internet as a free download. Rather than being sold at retail, the game is meant to generate revenue through advertising and small in-game transactions that allow players to spend a few dollars on new outfits, weapons and other virtual gear.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby shipwreck » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:20 am

Niteowl wrote:Why are they releasing it for free?


Because you can't make people pay for the same thing twice and most everyone has bought TF2.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Niteowl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:35 am

shipwreck wrote:
Niteowl wrote:Why are they releasing it for free?


Because you can't make people pay for the same thing twice and most everyone has bought TF2.

Apparently you haven't followed the whole UT2k3, 2k4, 2kx phenomenon, or like, any sports game ever.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Florp Incarnate » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:45 am

The part in the trailer about the 15 year old was sooo true. Funny stuff!
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby BigDXLT » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:45 pm

Players can pay not only for decorative items like shoes and jerseys but also for boosts in their players’ speed, agility and accuracy. Mr. Florin said that while most users do not buy anything, a sizable minority ends up spending $15 to $20 a month.


“The existing Battlefield games are fairly deep; you have to be pretty good or you’ll die pretty quick,” Mr. Florin said Friday in a telephone interview from Geneva.


Hmm... need to fix that second quote.

“The new Battlefield game is fairly shallow; you have to be constantly give us money or you’ll die pretty quick,” Mr. Florin said Friday in a telephone interview from Geneva.


OMG MONEY HAX!!!!111

Nonetheless, I found this quote interesting:
“I’ve always envied the movie industry when they put a film out in the cinema, then they go to retail with a different business model and then to pay television and then free TV,” he said. “They have the same content reaching different audiences with different models, and we could never figure out a way to do that. Now with higher broadband penetration, we can use the technology to reach a broader audience.”


I think it's easier than they think. Valve is doing this with Counterstrike and it's in-game advertising. I'm fine with that because the game was free to me in the first place. What EA did with BF 2042 or whatever with the in game ads, well, that game wasn't free. To use the above analogy, it was like blatant product placements in a movie, just plain cheezy.

On a side note, Beetle Adventure Racing for the N64 was a great game. ("Fun" EA games and product placement just reminded me of that.)
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby JDawg » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:21 pm

St0nkingByte wrote:Next that looks like wicked fun and I laughed out loud when I saw the guys sitting on the wings of the planes. :lol:

The funny thing is you could do that in the original BF1942 by going prone on a plane's wing. I'd do it just for the thrill of sky diving in the game. When you hit terminal velocity your character would start screaming. Good times.

Oh and somehow everyone magically had parachutes even though you couldn't see them on the models. You could just go bridge jumping or if you survived a tank blast you could deploy your parachute. This is getting me excited for BF Heroes.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Fade Dunaway » Sat May 10, 2008 1:50 pm

Looks like fun. More power-over-time in it (grrrr) but the way the industry's going, I doubt we'll see a new FPS without it again =/
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