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Posts tagged “Battlefield 3”

Battlefield 3 And Plants Vs Zombies Free On Origin

Battlefield: Hardline is mere weeks away from being shown off for the first time, and Battlefield 4 just got microtransactions. What's an already overwhelmed Battlefield neophyte to do? Why, dive into a different Battlefield altogether, of course. I mean, I guess that's rationale behind EA's decision to make BF3 100 percent free as part of Origin's On The House program, and - while things haven't…

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Feature: The Art Of Fancy Screenshots

New Adventures In Hi-Fi: Some Screenshots

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. Games move pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss them. The pretties this week come courtesy not of a particular game, nor indeed me, but of the Dead End Thrills Flickr group,…

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Dicey: Unofficial Battlefield 3 Custom Server/Mod Tool

Battlefield 3 is finally getting a proper PC version, with custom server rules, a spectator mode and lots of other features unlocked or revealed for the first time. The Venice Unleashed project is an excavation of the shooter's code and is the work of NoFaTe, who previously performed similar work on Bad Company 2. Beta signups are open now, as testing takes place, and NoFaTe…

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Do You Have A Flag? Battlefield 3’s End Game

I do hope you hold an opinion about Battlefield 3. It'd be awful to found without one. If you're lacking, can I suggest: "I really think they made it fall too graphicy since Battlefield 2," or, "While the tanks may roll more impressively, it's hard to forgive the angle of the helicopter blades." Those should get you by. Or you could see if there's something…

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Christmas Cracker: Battlefield 3: Aftermath On Dec 18th

Battlefield 3's next DLC (and possibly final DLC? It's at least the last announced one I am aware of - Oh, no, there's also End Game, which has motorcycles, apparently) will arrive just in time for Christmas. The new maps, set in an earthquake-ruined middle-eastern city, look pretty fancy, and they provide a playground for new weapons and a host of modified vehicles. All this…

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DINOSAUR ALERT: Battlefield 3 Aftermath’s ‘Epicenter’

Well, this is a bit unexpected. Not the fact that more Battlefield 3 maps are on the way. Those will apparently be hewn from the Earth and flung at the microtransaction-loving masses until the end of time. But this new look at BF3: Aftermath's earthquake-pancaked Epicenter map is oddly serene. Usually, these things are all about the shooty shooty bang bang and Inception BRRRRRRRRRZTs, but…

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The Forever War: Battlefield 1942 Is Free

I've got bad news for a certain, uh, vocal portion of our readership: you might have a reason to not completely hate Origin. I'm kidding myself - obviously you'll hate Origin no matter what forever and ever. I know you, young man. But you'll still go and get your free copy of Battlefield 1942, blessed with the fine price of no-pennies in honour of its…

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Battlefield 3’s Aftermath Will Appear December 18th

But December 4th for premium subscribers! Yeah, those who pay will get to play just that little bit earlier. But what will they be playing with? Well, the Aftermath DLC contains four new maps, each of which is situated in earthquake-devastated Iran. There's also a new game mode, which sounds awesome. It's called Scavenger, and sees players start with just a knife and pistol. They…

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Battlefield 3’s Armoured Kill Looks Like Quite The Thing

Our news-pumped chums at VG247 recently talked to Patrick Bach from DICE about the upcoming Armoured Kill DLC for Battlefield 3: huge maps on which tanks and other vehicles do endless full-metal biff to each other. There's a bunch of new footage of the maps and modes in the video, which you can see below, albeit largely filmed from a screen. This DLC is actually…

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A Thrilling Minute Of BF3: Armo(u)red Kill

I'm just going to pretend that this is a full trailer for Battlefield 3's Armo(u)red Kill, and not a video showing how you can buy into their crummy Premium service. So why don't you, me, and that guy over there all agree that the first 38 seconds of the trailer's 1.53 runtime is just white noise, or Joe Pasquale telling a joke - it doesn't…

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Battlefield Battle: BF3 To Be Supported After BF4’s Launch

EA's policy with sequelized franchises tends to mirror that of an over-excited puppy or me when I'm talking to anyone and an over-excited puppy prances into view: out of sight, out of mind. Servers quietly disappear, DLC dries up entirely, and empires (mostly of the sporting variety) crumble. DICE, however, swears the same fate won't befall Battlefield 3. It's going strong right now with Armored…

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Killing’s In The Name Of: Battlefield 3 Armored Kill

I have, I must admit, spent a worrisome number of hours pondering the exact nature of the phrase "Armored Kill." Is it a kill you score while wearing armor - perhaps in the fashion of a medieval knight who'd rather die than admit that, yeah, that's a tank? Or is the kill itself - the very act of forcibly removing another man from his mortal…

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Battlefield 4 Is Really Real, Beta Next Year

Just in case you thought I was pulling your leg/was a gullible tool when we posted about the apparent leak of Battlefield 4, EA have stopped pretending it didn't happen and officially 'fessed up. They've confirmed that, yes, people who pre-order Medal of Honor: Man Who Fights Wars will get priority access to the beta of the next Battlefield, and that's scheduled for 'Fall 2013.'…

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Revenge Of The Subscription Game

While knee-jerk analysts (the same ones who incorrectly declared Facebook gaming was a gold rush for all and sundry) at micro-conferences attended only by a minute echo chamber fragment of the games industry ritually declare that free to play is the only possible future of videogames, any number of other business models arrive, persist and grow. Free to play will expand, of that I have…

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Battlefield 3 Premium, Then…

So yes, Battlefield 3 Premium is a thing. It costs $50, and for that you get early access to all five expansion packs - Armoured Kill, Aftermath, and End Game are appearing between now and March 2013 - as well as "exclusive in-game items", exclusive events, and a lot of other stuff - double XP events and "tactics? And does all that add up to…

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Tagged: Battlefield 3’s Premium Service Confirmed

EA have confirmed that Battlefield 3 is to get a "Premium" service, apparently allowing people who purchase it early and immediate access to future DLC, as well as a greater range of items and customisation options. BFBlog appears to have the details, although this is unconfirmed by EA, who say the details are to be announced on June 4th. The "leaked" details include the price:…

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Feature: Money grows on the tree of persistence

All Together Now: EA’s “Online Universes”

Eurogamer bring the news that Keith Ramsdale, EA's Northern European boss, has declared that the company wants all of its brands to become "online universes". That doesn't mean everything will be massively multiplayer, but rather that each player will never have an excuse to stop playing EA games. Play Battlefield, for example, on a console in the evening, a PC in the midnight hours, a…

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Battlefield 3 Patch Contains Tweaks, Adds Shortcuts

The Battlefield 3 patch rolls out today, bringing some excellent tweaks as well as adding "shortcut items" that allow players to buy items rather than putting in the hours to unlock them - "If you’re new to the game, this is the perfect way to gain some ground on the veterans online." Or maybe you're just a lazy man-/vehicle-shooter with money to burn? If so,…

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BAFTAs 2012: Portal 2 Takes The Prize

The British Academy Video Game Awards took place on Friday night and Portal 2 was awarded highest honours, taking home little gold faces not only for Best Game, but also for Story and Design. Congratulations to Valve, who by this point must be making plans to put up some new shelves of award-bearing load strength. The popular vote went to Battlefield 3, which also won…

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