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Review: Battlefield 1943

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

4 out of 5

Battlefield 1943 probably would have been reviewed days ago if it were not for the issues with the servers that occurred on release day and beyond.  Since I am a stalwart fan of the original game, I decided to give EA and DICE a chance to get their act together before I buried them with a 1/5 for trying to sell a title screen for $15. Continue reading

My Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of 2009 Part 4

Posted in Editorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

This is it! The moment you have all been waiting for! I know you can’t contain your excitement any longer, so I present to you my top five most anticipated games for the second half of 2009: Continue reading

My Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of 2009 Part 2

Posted in Editorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

I’m back to deliver to you the next five members of my list of my most anticipated games for the rest of two-thousand and fine!  So without further ado, here are games 15-11: Continue reading

My Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of 2009

Posted in Editorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

Somehow we are already halfway through 2009, but the year is only now just starting to heat up for those of us who love games.  The avalanche of Fall releases is about to be upon us and I wanted to point out 20 games that I cannot wait to play over the next six months.  Over the next few days, I’ll be counting down to my number one most anticipated game of the second half of 2009.  Today, I start with games 20-16. Continue reading

EA Confirming Battlefield 1943 Issues & Fix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by exclaiminggamer
Oops...Guess we shouldn't have tried to host the game on our tank server...

Oops...Guess we shouldn't have tried to host the game on our tank server...

As you may recall from the podcast, I was considering picking up Battlefield 1943 this weekend for review.  The main reason I decided to wait was an unsettling volume of people stating that they were unable to connect to EA’s servers.  Apparently, DICE and EA did not have servers ready at launch, so players were unable to connect to a game until someone had left.

Today EA & DICE admitted that these problems exist and promised that they were in the process of expanding their server capacity to meet the higher than expected demand.

As of this post, many players are already reporting a vast improvement in their ability to connect to the servers, so hopefully the issue will be fully resolved soon.

Fight Night Round 4 Updates Confirmed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

On a story related to my most recent review, EA confirmed yesterday that there will be multiple free updates to Fight Night Round 4.  Continue reading

Review: Fight Night Round 4

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by exclaiminggamer

Back when we first entered the current generation of consoles with the release of the XBOX 360, I recall being quite skeptical about the graphical and technical improvements that had been promised. My skepticism quickly vanished when I first saw my boxer landed a punch that sent his opponent’s blood and sweat flying across the ring in Fight Night Round 3. Fight Night Round 4 improves on the Fight Night Round 3 formula, but it doesn’t provide the same ‘wow’ factor. Continue reading