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  • 21 Years of the Battlefield Franchise, Pour Them Another


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 42:00

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    Originally recorded June 2023

    Show Notes

    In the US the current legal drinking age, or the age when you are allowed to “legally” consume alcohol. Is 21.  This age is often associated with drunk college kids doing stupid stuff and a cop out for why things went bad. 

    For instance:

    • Poor writing in a movie script, “I was drunk”
    • Extremely high golf score, “I’ve been drinking since the second hole”
    • Why is this game so bad?!?, “The development studio has an open bar to promote long working hours” (my personal favorite)

    In this episode the duo takes the way back machine and revisit the game that started everything, Battlefield 1942.  This game was set in WWII and would run on computers of the day with a 500Mhz processor and DirectX 8.1 video card.

    What is interesting about the Battlefield franchise is that throughout the lifecycle they would often reuse the existing game engine and radically change the settings.  For instance, Battlefield Vietnam is using the same game engine from 1942 with upgraded graphics (sort of) and a similar game mechanic.  Later editions of the series would use the Frostbite engine which brought a fluid gaming landscape that has become a cornerstone in what makes games good today.

    The real questions are.  Why is Battlefield 2042 considered bad? and how is DICE going to run it around with the next installment??

    Related Links
    20 Years of Battlefield: Here’s Every Battlefield Game Released
    Battlefield (video game series)
    Frontlines: Fuel of War
    Trauma Studios

    Episode 148 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)