July 24, 2014

COD Advanced Warfare fan site

I have talked about it before: I gave up on Call of Duty some time ago. I felt as though the series was running in place, and found that I enjoyed the gameplay of the Battlefield series much more. That is not to say that a person can play both, and I certainly would if I had felt inclined to play COD.

That may just happen for me this year. I have a renewed interest in Call of Duty, thanks to what I have seen of Advanced Warfare and the past work of the guys at Sledgehammer Games. Sledgehammer is really putting forth some effort to research the possibilities of future technology to make the game believable, interesting, and hopefully they also make it fun to play.

Because I am watching this closely and it offers such great promise, I have teamed up as co-editor for AdWarCentral.com, a COD Advanced Warfare fan site. As fans of FPS games and gaming in general, we are looking to share our interest and our curiosity about this new COD by sharing news, rumors, and even opinions on the game.

I am really hopeful Advanced Warfare can bring the Call of Duty series to a new level and make me want to play again, so please come join us as we eagerly anticipate Sledgehammer's effort to invigorate the franchise!

-- Heplinger, co-editor of AdWarCentral, a COD: Advanced Warfare fan site.

Battlefield Hardline Fan Site

I have really enjoyed writing for BF4Blog.com, so the editor and I got together and created HardlineCentral.com, a Battlefield Hardline fan site. As fans of the Battlefield series, we are excited for the potential Battlefield Hardline has, and we are keeping a close eye on it. On this site, we share news about the game, opinions about what the game should include, change, etc., and other topics. We are even looking for other Battlefield Hardline fans to join us on the blog as writers.

As two guys with families and day jobs, we may not be the first to break the news, but we will share it ASAP, as we did with the news of the delay. As a Battlefield Hardline fan site, we also hope to bring our own personal spin on the news and such information by either throwing in a little opinion, or writing up a separate article later to analyze the information.

So, please come join us as we eagerly await the next installment in our favorite FPS series, hoping for a title that brings the series to a new level of quality and fun!

-- Heplinger, co-editor of HardlineCentral, a Battlefield Hardline fan site.

First Impressions from the Battlefield Hardline beta.

I got the chance to play the Battlefield Hardline beta and enjoyed it a bit. Overall, the game is fun, but still feels enough like BF4 that it doesn't seem to stand out on its own just yet. I guess that is part of why Visceral Games decided to delay the release of Battlefield Hardline until 2015: to really make it stand out as a cops vs. criminals game and not just feel like a reskinned Battlefield 4.

I managed to record some of my gameplay and put together a commentary discussing both my positive and negative thoughts on Battlefield Hardline as it was in the beta.