Call of Duty going back to its roots?

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I have been a fan of the Call of Duty series for around a decade; Call of Duty 2 holds a special place in my heart. Personally, that was the first console game that really struck a chord with me as a first person online multiplayer shooter, especially since I was never a huge Halo fan.  I remember sitting in GameStop playing the demo on the XBox 360 thinking how could video games get much better than this? 10 years later COD is still the alpha first person shooter. Although, Dice is making serious moves to conquer that title with the Battlefield series and after playing the latest beta for Battlefield Hardline I am certain Call of Duty needs to change up the formula. Continue reading

Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions

The first beta that released for Hardline was such a deviation from what I knew to be Battlefield that it was not fun to play.  Gone was the squad-based, strategic shooter that I loved and what replaced it was some frenetic, fast paced and action-moment oriented game in what seemed like an attempt to cater to players of other shooters like Call of Duty.  It didn’t work.  At times it felt as if the guns were shooting airsoft pellets and other times like miniature comets; everything about the gameplay was there to service the car jumps, chases, wrecks and explosions.  I didn’t want to play.  I was dead set against buying it and was going to stubbornly continue playing Battlefield 4.  So, what about the latest beta? Continue reading

Battlefield Hardline Beta Gameplay

This is some gameplay footage of the latest Battlefield Hardline BETA that ran from February 3-8, 2015.

The first track is produced by CitizenJape and the second track is, “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” from Run the Jewels 2, which featured in the beta. Enjoy.