Arcade: Battlefield 1943

 

boxbattlefield1943[1] Content: Battlefield 1943
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India or Korea
Battlefield 1943 is a multiplayer-only game that lets you enjoy the thrills of Pacific WW2 battles! Pick your path – be it as a rifleman, a steel fisted tank commander, or ace fighter pilot dog fighting to protect the skies. Play as a lone wolf or with your friends, coordinating to turn the tide of battle. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive for storage. There are no refunds for this item. Multiplayer only. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts. REGISTRATION AND GOLD SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED. EA ONLINE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES ARE FOUND AT http://www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. EA MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN INCREMENTAL CONTENT AND/OR UPDATES FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE. EA MAY RETIRE THIS GAME AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com.

 

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  • Thiago123

    Did anyone notice that the trailer for Wake Island on the 1943 page (accessed via the Spotlight channel) has a big giant PS3 logo/ad scrolling across the screen at the beginning?? Oops indeed. (Also says Iwo Jima on the EA logo). Nice.

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  • LV54Spacemonkey

    @CheekyLeeth Cheers, good idea. I’ll have to do that.

    That packet loss issue is no doubt the same issue they had with BF:BC in it’s early days. I can’t go into the details of what caused it (I worked at EA at the time) but it was fixed fairly quickly.

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  • Lynch182

    does anybody keep getting their console frozen during the game??? its laggy and frozen my console 3 games out of 4 now!! something isn’t right and i never ever ever get kicked from any online games before people question my connection. its laggy and i fear it’ll end up breaking my xbox.

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  • JaggedCrane

    Minimum of 16 people to play a private match, Inability to join game matches due to “Connection Problems” possibly caused by starting the game by accepting an invite and when a match is joined incredible lag.

    The demo is incredibly misleading, waste of $20.

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  • oO MG81 Oo

    Judging by some of the comments posted so far I think I’ll give this one a miss.

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  • CatchableCloud

    Well im very dissapointed so far, EA and ms are quick to take moneys from consumers, but i have not even been able to play 3 mins of this game online due to terrible lag, and im on a 50 mbit connection.

    You should be ashamed of yourselves EA

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  • Digitalspirit

    Can MS ever get anything right? Honestly the 360 is a great games console but the way they handle their business is deplorable and what exactly is this “retire in 30 days” crap? It’s not the best way to get users to spend 1200 points with these issues already hanging over the game. It’s about time somemone in command at MS is given a rocket to sort your ship out, this is bad form. Your’re losing customers for this game fast with this sort of advert for your service. No wonder Vista was such a falure. Will MS ever learn? Probably not, they will just create a patch thus creating even more problems … :S

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  • CatchableCloud

    Have they took the servers down? i got timed out 5 times, and now it just says searching for games, please stand by, what a cluster F

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  • Biff Tanner

    Digitalspirit

    MS cant help it if EA have some of the most stupid terms and conditions of all games companies, they either have to abide by them like everyone else or the game doesn’t get released, simple as.

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  • davidkenobi

    Lots of troubles here in France. As EA says : Please check here for live updates from GvD on the BF1943 servers at the jump http://tr.im/roKy (Major gives already gives the link to their twitter http://twitter.com/OfficialBF1943)

    But we can not join any party…pretty sad the day a new game is launched. Everyone working with xbox would be aware of this problem since xbox live has million members… !

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  • CheekyLeeth

    @Biff Tanner
    If I recall correctly, EA’s insistence on being able to use their own servers so as to be able close servers for older games when they wanted to was the main reason they weren’t on Live to begin with. Which brings up an interesting point, if you ask me. Since we are paying MS for the Live subscription, and since it is clear that EA are the ones handling the servers for this and other EA games, surely this means that Silver users should be able to play EA games over Live?

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  • Shadow0810

    Here’s the official status update, they know about the issues and are working on them. It seems its mainly due to more people ALREADY buying the game than they expected!
    “Good News, the game is incredibly successful beyond even my expectations. We have reached server capacity, but the bad news about this now some people can’t join unless someone leaves. But don’t worry, we are adding more servers ASAP to Xbox and in preparation PS3 that should start going up ASAP with priority on Xbox 360.

    We have also isolated the issue and improving until we have close to 0 packet loss.

    Please keep an eye here for updates.

    GvD going on 34 hours of being awake working on this with only 3 hours of sleep from the night before!”

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  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I was really looking forward to this one, but it looks like I will save my points to purchase something another day. Just like with NHL 3v3, I simply can’t see gambling on EA not shutting the servers down, especially on an ONLINE ONLY game…if they don’t get the sales they want, and shut it down, what do you do with a game with no single player? Too much risk, with too many early problems, for me to drop $15 on it.

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  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    …and Cheeky has a very good point. Why can’t Silver members play EA games over Live, when it dies not use the MS servers…and why are they even allowed to do this? I could understand if EA had “superior” servers and didn’t want to use the MS one’s, but EA’s servers, and their online service/ support, have been terrible in just about every game. I know I am not the only person who has been in the middle of the game and had it drop due to “servers unavailable”, and they have random, unannounced, server maintenance…I really hate EA, and only buy their games pre-owned, if I don’t just rent them.

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  • Shadow0810

    @Killer Scuzzy J

    EA posts that because they want people to realize that if 200 people are playing the game, they will have no choice but to shut them down. Now that people are overloading the servers to the point where they are adding more? They most likely won’t shut it down for years.

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  • tsaweeos

    Why is EVERY multiplayer xbox live arcade game laggy as shit?!

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  • Blue Thunder28

    Interesting, it’s no where to be found on the marketplace… I have been anticipating this game for a long time😦

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  • Tirkon

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while, but then I got Battlestations Pacific. Maybe I’ll just stick to that, and avoid BF1943.

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  • EldonTLH

    @CatchableCloud: “EA and ms are quick to take moneys from consumers” is it? Isn’t it the other way around? Just the same, thank you – someone has to be there to tell if something is worth it and sounds like this one needs a little bit of fixing to begin with.

    No worries, though, it’ll most likely get better within the next day or two.

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  • Shonk

    God i just got it and cant get on any server
    it also needs to list servers
    not just quickmatch
    so i can choose a uk server

    @KP ScuzzyBunny
    Microsoft dont use servers its all p2p
    battlefield games use dedicated servers

    the day they retire this im phoning microsoft for a refund of my 1200 points

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  • II W4RLORD II

    Judging by the comments here, I believe I will pass on this one.

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  • Atheist Primate

    Why are people passing on a title just because it has server problems in the start? What if they fix the problems in a day or two, will you still refuse to buy a potentially great game? If Modern Warfare 2 has server problems the first day, would you also not buy that game? C’mon. Be patient. They will fix it, but it should’ve been fine from day one. Too many EA games have problems online because they use their own servers. If only EA let Microsoft handle the online servers, we wouldn’t even have this discussion, and (almost) everyone would be happy.

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  • MuckRak3r

    dude, no way i’m buying this. 1,200 points for a lag fest, server issue riddled, can be cancelled at any time arcade game? don’t think so buddy, don’t think so….

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  • II W4RLORD II

    @KristofferLygre I’ll tell you why i’m passing on it because i’m not getting ripped off today . I’d rather use my money for gas ,go to the lake, and drink cold beer rather than sit around for a lagfest, no thanks pal.

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  • Spitz pass auf

    Even Private Matches are not working. We just got 16 People in the Private Game Lobby and could not start the Match. EA i want my MS Points back.

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