GS News - Xbox One gets Verizon app + New Battlefield 4 PC patch
Battlefield 4 gets a PC patch which fixes some things and breaks other things, Xbox One gets a Verizon app in case you need to watch more than one video at a time, and there’s a new Star Wars game on the horizon.
by Jess McDonell on
This is not the Star Wars game we are looking for. Free to play games tend to suck, full price, full game, then we'll talk.
well if you mean i want star wars battlefront then yes. but heck i loved the crap out of rouge squadron any way so i think ill play it
I've already decided I won't be touching another EA game for a very long time.
The Verion thing, I can't even work out why I would want to watch TV and game at the same time, let alone watch two separate things at the same time.
Gaming time is gaming time, TV time is TV time, not to be overlapped.
BF4 patches aren't exactly news since there's been a patch basically every day since it launched and it still breaks most of the time lol.
I picked up BF4 on black friday for 25 bucks. I'd have been crazy not too. At that price point the game has been well worth the money. Sure it crashes all the time, but there are few games that reward coordinating with teammates so well. Oh and knifing campers has never been better.
I've held off on BF4 for the time being. Battlefield games are really fun when they are working; unfortunately, I didn't stick with BF3 long enough to see that happen. But BFBC2, however, was a blast.
You keep saying "let me know" too often. Unless you are that much interested about our opinions and you really want to know! lol
Bring on the a la carte cable options.
BF4 should be playable when Titanfall comes out. Perfect timing.
I still don't believe in BF4. It's just a waste of time and money. I don't wanna play rushed, glitchy, prob-full games like that.
STAR WARS! That's all, thank you! And hopefully, may the force be with the future game, may it be a reality.
Hi Jess! Long time, no comment! And I would like to stick around again.
Happy holidays everyone! ;D
Latest patch screwed up performance for me. I had it running at a solid 100fps but now it won't even use 100% of gpu or cpu and fps jumps from 100 to 70 at random times. Netcode still a problem as well. I really want this game to work! Can you imagine how amazing it would be if Dice separated from EA?
Well, lets see BF4 bugs. Weapon attachment fails, work as specified one time and the next it makes the weapon function worse, ie reduce side way recoil and then make it twice as worse. Hit detection drop offs and instant death from lag. Netcode, always an issue in Battlefield, is worse with each patch. Exploitable ping differences, another issue with DICE games. Too much visual glitching, players and vehicles disappearing until right in front of you or seeing crouched players splinting as if they were standing or seeing a dead body float across the ground and still being able to shoot and play as normal, happened to me once against another player. Frame rate drop off at random, worse during combat times, even with an I7 processor and a gtx650 and recently with the gtx 660. That about summarizes my issues.
Hey Jess! Sorry to bother you with an off-topic question, but Danny mentioned a charity stream on Random Encounter. Could you please share some details about it? The Extra Life megastream was one of the most memorable experiences for me this year, so if GameSpot is planning another stream like that, I would really like to know more about it :)
Betafield 4ever crashing ain't too bad nowadays still needs some polish, should have released early next year imo.
Free to play Rogue Squadron style game with customization options? Yes I'm looking for that now that you mentioned it!
And if EA could bring us a next gen RS game with the next iteration of the Frostbite engine, that'd be swell!
I love BF4 but I have to say the most annoying thing is the jitteriness I experience sometimes, and man, is it annoying while dogfighting or flying period. I'm playing on PS4. All in all BF4 bugginess is actually quite bad, but not enough to not want to play the game. I have confidence that DICE and EA will get this game buttery smooth on next gen and PC. As for previous gen I don't have any high hopes what so ever. To be honest it is quite lacking when it comes to previous gen and I'm not just talking shaders. The game is missing level decor on a grand level. Things that provide cover to next gen and pc version players are completely absent on previous gen consoles. I believe that it is something that will never be addressed due to hardware restrictions. I think that BF4 bombed on previous gen. This tittle is definitely a next gen game with no room for old hardware iterations.
I say to DICE and EA "Keep the good work up on next gen, it plays better with every patch."
@tempertress Did not give me a Bday shoutout. :(
About that Verizon app, I suspect that it Verizon wanting in on a piece of the XBox Live pie and Microsoft saying, "we'll take your money; good luck".
And yes, I got the Star Wars reference :). I don't think it's lost on anyone under 25. And no, it is not the game I'm looking for. I might give it a try, but I was looking for a Rogue Squadron game with bigger production values and a big epic campaign. And maybe, you known, delving into the Thrawn saga.
Fun fact: when I type "grand admiral" into the google search bar, "grand admiral thrawn" is the top hit.
well after BF3 i refuse to buy or play ANYTHING to do with EA.
BF4 'pc' and the new need for speed 'ps4' was given to me for free...what did i do, I SOLD them.
More useless crap taking up more space on the xbox one's HDD wonder if we will ever be able to uninstall all that unwanted crap...
More not needed xbox one crap to fill the already 1/3 full HDD this is becoming more and more not a gaming machine =/
@Dannystaples14 I often put on a movie or a tv-show on my second pc screen while playing games like gta or a beat 'em up button masher. While trying to find collectables or things like that, that doesn't really give anything story-whise and doesn't require my fully attention. It's actually pretty nice. But only if I've already seen the movie before of course.
@LightEffect 100fps? really? I thought the game was developed to only run at 60? (what's that smell?)
@broly180 Wow, you're a clever one.
@franeupraxophy And you are incredibly sad
@mamey2001 I play BF4 on the PS4 as well, and I haven't had any issues. Only once when lag was really bad for about 3 mins. One of the few ones without issues I guess.
@s2i2p2i2o I can multi-task when it is things like physical activities. No problem you know preparing several things for cooking and timing them all or something similar.
But when it comes to brain stuff I can't do it. I can't listen to music and study for example, I either find the music distracts me or I'm so engaged I don't hear the music.
Same goes for playing games and doing anything else. Just doesn't happen.
I sometimes think when people are like on a laptop or phone and "watching" TV at the same time they can't be engaged in the TV other than the odd glance.
But that is presuming they are like me. I mean I may just be mentally subnormal who knows.
@Leefx I almost had it running at solid 120fps for awhile. Windows 8 really improved performance, with the downside of having to use Windows 8.
60fps is so last gen.
@tempertress Went to your FB to read about the charity and ended up watching your vid where you sang "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone". You have a great voice!
@Sidburn19 Sid just made me extra famous! Double Yea!
@Dannystaples14 We're all different. That's one thing we all have in common :)