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Submitted by Mister_V 363d ago | news

Battlefield 4 Will Let You Use Your Second Monitor or Laptop as a Mini-Map

MP1st - According to DICE, the new and improved Battlelog being introduced in Battlefield 4 won’t only support dual-screen usage on tablets or other hand-held devices, but your second monitor and laptop as well. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

dcj0524  +   363d ago
So much for the wii u gamepad.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   363d ago
Kids say the darnedest things.
MrWonderful  +   363d ago
Or the vita and Xbox smart glass
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jaymart2k  +   363d ago
I'd rather have a 2nd screen with built-in buttons like Wii U.

You don't have to juggle between 2 devices.
MidnytRain  +   363d ago
You don't need to juggle, you just need to move your eyes, lol.
jaymart2k  +   362d ago
wow MidnytRain, your tablets front camera reads your eye positions to navigate the menus.

Where do I get one of those tablets?
Timesplitter14  +   363d ago
...which would be very impractical.

It's much better to have the map on your main screen so you can look at it while playing. Without having to look away
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HammadTheBeast  +   363d ago
I don't know why you got disagrees, who really needs a 20"+ mini map lol? Kind of defeats the purpose of keeping it mini.
The_Infected  +   363d ago
@Timesplitter14

I completely agree with you. I don't wanna look down at my phone or tablet to see the map when it could be on the screen in front of me.
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glennco  +   363d ago
Or both. A large version of the mini map would still be very useful when you have the time.
Mkai28  +   363d ago
Hahaha, you mean when you camp..
tubers  +   363d ago
This would be great for dual/3ple monitor setups but still depends on your peripheral vision.
Nafon  +   363d ago
I feel like PC gamers with two monitors right next to each other will be the only ones who will use this more than once. having a short proximity map in the corner of your screen and a full overview on the screen millimeters away would be very useful. This would never replace the mini-map in the bottom left corner, as it isn't designed to.
FragMnTagM  +   363d ago
I don't understand how that would be impractical...

If you prop it up anywhere next to your monitor, that could give you a huge advantage. Even on my 55" TV it is hard to see the minimap. If I can have a minimap that is 20" next to my 27" PC monitor, that would be friggin awesome.
princejb134  +   363d ago
This is why I'm planning to tape my tablet next to my TV so I won't have any problems viewing the map
Gravity_DoGG  +   363d ago
what about Vita?
ChippyDee  +   363d ago
That could possibly be used for commander mode aswell.
QuanManChu  +   363d ago
SMH.... EA.... tsk tsk. Really now? Really? Just put it on Wii U already, you know you want to.
GreenRanger  +   363d ago
If you take your eyes off the screen while playing multiplayer on a FPS, you're dead!
Mister_V  +   363d ago
What if... you projected the mini map on the wall behind you're monitor. THAT would be pretty fantastic.
Donnieboi  +   363d ago
But...wouldn't the monitor block your view of the map?

Anyway, I think MS showed off something like that with some kind of projector, but they scrapped it (obviously due to costs).
MidnytRain  +   363d ago
Not if your monitor was set low and the map sat above it. I'm pretty sure a hardcore fan'll be able to pull it off nicely.
Axonometri  +   363d ago
You guys realize that when your playing any game even on one screen, you have to focus your eyes on a different area to perceive what a map or other info shows. It's no different than looking quickly unto another device. Or while your driving your car for that matter. Just because you have to look in your mirror or down at your speed real quick-like don't mean your doomed for a crash! Unless, of course, your a bit of a worthless driver.
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sparta76  +   363d ago
This is pointless. Who would use this?
6DEAD6END6  +   363d ago
I would if I could use a vita.
Donnieboi  +   363d ago
I have a vita, and still wouldn't use this option. The time it takes to look away from the screen and back, would not only get me killed, but render the info from that 2nd screen map useless, because the long amount of time it takes to look back-and-forth between the two screens would cause the info that I see on the vita to no longer be aplicable because by the time I look back up on tv, the situation might have changed. It's pointless for a map in a game THIS fast and reflex-based, unless it's commander mode
sovietsoldier  +   363d ago
i would,if i had space and a second monitor.
shibster88  +   363d ago
Wii u and bf4 somehow them two should not be put in the same sentence unless your saying they should be put in the same sentence like me :).
Bf4= awesomeness wii u=s**t
LAWSON72  +   363d ago
Pretty cool news, because I will probably get a second monitor soon not for gaming but nice to know it will have some features.
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KillerPwned  +   363d ago
Awesome more features added to the game with the right setup and if you have the eye coronation this could really benefit someone.
Einhert  +   363d ago
gimmick
kingduqc  +   362d ago
A lot of people here don't seem to get it, to be fair those people also don't have a dual monitor and play on consoles so they are clueless about it.

I love the idea, it take 0.3 sec to look at the minimap and it dosn't change mutch from looking at the corner of your monitor then at the monitor right beside it.
arronax-1  +   362d ago
"A lot of people don't seem to get it..."
You do realize what type of people are on this site, right?

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