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Star Wars Battlefront Released

The official website for Star Wars Battlefront reminds us that today is the release date for the Force-powered action game, saying it is now available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A week-long Twitch stream is underway to celebrate the news, and the Windows edition can be picked up now on Origin Games. Here's the game's official description:
Feel the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Zip through the lush forests of Endor on an Imperial speeder bike while dodging incoming blaster fire. Engage in intense dogfights as squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters fill the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars™ battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars™ Battlefront™.
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72. Re: Old Jedi games... Nov 22, 2015, 22:25 Quinn
 
Ant wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 17:30:
siapnar wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 15:57:
edaciousx wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:40:
clearly you never played jedi knight online.
Jedi Knight Academy?

Yeah you're probably right. I heard it was fantastic. I played Outcast only, for some reason
Yes, outdated but fun. I still have this game installed even though I haven't touched it for years!

Jedi Outcast wss epic. Those FFA online sessions. There was an unwritten rule that if your saber was off, you were left alone. Sometimes someone didn't follow those rules, and then that someone was hunted down by everyone.
There were also the kicking duels. Those were great too.
God, those were good times.
 
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71. Old Jedi games... Nov 22, 2015, 17:30 Ant
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 15:57:
edaciousx wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:40:
clearly you never played jedi knight online.
Jedi Knight Academy?

Yeah you're probably right. I heard it was fantastic. I played Outcast only, for some reason
Yes, outdated but fun. I still have this game installed even though I haven't touched it for years!
 
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70. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 21, 2015, 19:30 Undocumented Alien
 
Retired wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 21:48:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 21:39:
Retired wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 20:59:
I don't see ANYONE playing.....worst game release of the year?

You're not checking the Steam friends list are you?

Nope, my list at Origin, just 1 joined after I posted that. Be interesting to see some numbers.

My son and I have been on full servers all the time, pretty much any time of day when we sporadically play (keeping him from zombie'ing out on gaming). BF3 has been a blast to play for both of us. While I know I'm exposing my 9 y/o to some mild violence (no blood at least), I wish there was a profanity filter I could check on his PC to turn naughty words into ****, the Mom's not thrilled with some of the F-Bombs that we see on there at times.

Fun game, gorgeous maps, and good game type variety. Will be playing this for a while.
 
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69. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 21:48 Retired
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 21:39:
Retired wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 20:59:
I don't see ANYONE playing.....worst game release of the year?

You're not checking the Steam friends list are you?

Nope, my list at Origin, just 1 joined after I posted that. Be interesting to see some numbers.
 
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68. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 21:39 Sepharo
 
Retired wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 20:59:
I don't see ANYONE playing.....worst game release of the year?

You're not checking the Steam friends list are you?
 
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67. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 21:00 Retired
 
nin wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 11:31:
scratz wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 11:12:
Blues has become an awful forum. I gotta stop reading this site.

Bye!


+1
 
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66. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 20:59 Retired
 
I don't see ANYONE playing.....worst game release of the year?  
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65. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 04:33 Slick
 
<Electric-Spock> wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 19:57:
Slick wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 16:50:
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 12:31:
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 09:43:
Reviews are being pretty brutal about the lack of content and I found the beta entertaining but only in small doses. Pass.

Yeah I'm not paying $60 for that. I mean it looks great, but so few maps...

there's 10 maps (8 now, 2 more in 2 weeks) which is exactly what DICE have been putting out for more than a decade.

the only difference is that not all maps have all modes.

there's pros and cons for this, basically it halves the number of maps per mode, which yes, sucks. But at the same time, the close-quarters maps are actually built for that game mode, and that game mode alone.

I'm sure we've all been in a battlefield TDM server which is just a bunch of shipping containers in a yard in an otherwise gigantic map because they had to tack on every game mode to every map. I can handle maps made for modes. I really can.

These are by far the most gorgeous, and best designed maps I've ever seen from DICE.

One day, when you remove the EA goggles, you will unlearn what you have learned...

Gorgeous? Sure. Best designed maps ever? Probably need more evaluation time for that, no? I played the beta and didn't find either of those maps exactly mind blowing. That map for the pod secure mode or whatever, was definitely nothing to get that excited about.

yeah, the beta maps weren't anything special, I mean they were nice, but I'm talking about the endor big maps, and the ice caves small map in particular. the full game has some brilliant maps. And each mode seems to have a different time-of-day applied to it, giving each incarnation a distinct tone. some of them are breathtaking. both beta maps were pure day maps. Coming out of a hangar on sullust at dusk, tatooine at dawn, or endor at night... it really is ridiculous. I'm really glad that this content wasn't spoiled for me before actually playing it. It really caught me off guard.

and yes, it's fun. how long that lasts is up to how much you enjoy the mechanics. for me, this is an ideal marriage of arena combat mechanics with more traditional military fps pedigree. like i said, people are still somehow playing counterstrike. If you didn't like the beta, you won't like the full game.

also, I don't wear goggles. I really don't care one way or another about publishers, unless they're crooked. I'm a DICE fanboi for life though, been playing their games for well over a decade. And this is a new level for them. I knew once they finally ditched the last gen consoles, that they could let their engine finally sing, and jesus, it's a big fat diva.

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64. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Nov 18, 2015, 02:01 eRe4s3r
 
Trevellian wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 00:10:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 20:33:
Twitch streams in a nutshell

Horrible Game Balance
Crashes
Server Issues

^^

I've been streaming it since I unlocked it early Monday night using VPN. Haven't experienced any of those things.

Dunno what to tell you.

Probably that I am watching the wrong streams? ^^
 
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63. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 01:58 jdreyer
 
<Electric-Spock> wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:48:
Whiskers wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 09:37:
It's really a shame DICE locks down their engine from modding. Imagine all of the amazing Battlefield 2 mods that could have been made for Battlefield 4.

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

The community would have made it a better game.

Yeah, I'm always saying this.
 
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62. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Nov 18, 2015, 00:10 Trevellian
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 20:33:
Twitch streams in a nutshell

Horrible Game Balance
Crashes
Server Issues

^^

I've been streaming it since I unlocked it early Monday night using VPN. Haven't experienced any of those things.

Dunno what to tell you.
 
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61. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 18, 2015, 00:02 Tom
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 18:34:
Perhaps you missed yesterday's news.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/166892/green-man-gaming-defends-key-sources
Nope, didn't miss it. In fact that's how I knew GMG was authorized to sell EA games. The reddit mods who banned them said so.
 
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60. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 20:33 eRe4s3r
 
Twitch streams in a nutshell

Horrible Game Balance
Crashes
Server Issues

^^
 
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59. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 20:04 xXStellarDadXx
 
fawker wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 16:34:
oh look, more negativity

and least charlie sheen is staying positive

omg...that was just wrong
 



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58. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 19:57 <Electric-Spock>
 
Slick wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 16:50:
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 12:31:
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 09:43:
Reviews are being pretty brutal about the lack of content and I found the beta entertaining but only in small doses. Pass.

Yeah I'm not paying $60 for that. I mean it looks great, but so few maps...

there's 10 maps (8 now, 2 more in 2 weeks) which is exactly what DICE have been putting out for more than a decade.

the only difference is that not all maps have all modes.

there's pros and cons for this, basically it halves the number of maps per mode, which yes, sucks. But at the same time, the close-quarters maps are actually built for that game mode, and that game mode alone.

I'm sure we've all been in a battlefield TDM server which is just a bunch of shipping containers in a yard in an otherwise gigantic map because they had to tack on every game mode to every map. I can handle maps made for modes. I really can.

These are by far the most gorgeous, and best designed maps I've ever seen from DICE.

One day, when you remove the EA goggles, you will unlearn what you have learned...

Gorgeous? Sure. Best designed maps ever? Probably need more evaluation time for that, no? I played the beta and didn't find either of those maps exactly mind blowing. That map for the pod secure mode or whatever, was definitely nothing to get that excited about.
 
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57. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 18:34 Total-Khaos
 
Tom wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 17:51:
I went into the beta with low expectations and found it surprisingly fun. Beautiful graphics and high production values all around. Worth $60? Not sure about that. But a friend wanted to play together, so I pre-ordered it from Green Man Gaming for $45.

OOPS. Despite their insistence that they're an authorized EA reseller, GMG somehow "ran out" of keys. They sent an email yesterday morning saying some folks won't get their keys until after the release. I'm one of those folks.

WTF? If you're an authorized EA reseller don't you get your keys from them? How the !@#$ do you run out? Why can't you just get more, ahead of time, not days after the launch? Is this EA trying to punish gamers for being cheap and ordering through a third party to save $15?

Anyway, lesson learned. Don't pre-order anything from GMG.

Maybe I can watch my friend's stream tonight as he's playing it without me. If the servers even hold up.

Perhaps you missed yesterday's news.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/166892/green-man-gaming-defends-key-sources
 
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56. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 18:18 MacLeod
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 16:55:
Is it horribly imbalanced? (rebel blasters are 2x more accurate than imperials!)

Well, if that's accurate, it is fairly consistent with Star Wars canon. :p
 
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55. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 17:51 Tom
 
I went into the beta with low expectations and found it surprisingly fun. Beautiful graphics and high production values all around. Worth $60? Not sure about that. But a friend wanted to play together, so I pre-ordered it from Green Man Gaming for $45.

OOPS. Despite their insistence that they're an authorized EA reseller, GMG somehow "ran out" of keys. They sent an email yesterday morning saying some folks won't get their keys until after the release. I'm one of those folks.

WTF? If you're an authorized EA reseller don't you get your keys from them? How the !@#$ do you run out? Why can't you just get more, ahead of time, not days after the launch? Is this EA trying to punish gamers for being cheap and ordering through a third party to save $15?

Anyway, lesson learned. Don't pre-order anything from GMG.

Maybe I can watch my friend's stream tonight as he's playing it without me. If the servers even hold up.
 
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54. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 17:46 Julio
 
I can only imagine how bad the reviews would be if the gaming press wasn't bought and paid for. Thanks EA for the beta, it helped me decide this was not worth playing!  
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53. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 17:35 Razumen
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 16:57:
Bluesnews comments section. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Fixed that for you
 
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