We Interrupt This Broadcast...
Sorry, sorry, this isn't about a Valve game. But it's pretty big news if it's true. And, realistically speaking, it probably is true. A supposedly leaked document brings news of (the inevitable) Battlefield 3, and what it may contain.
Standing out from the neatly bullet-pointed and occasionally tedious list at the link above is a claim that matches will now feature teams of up to 40 each. That's 80 men all told. 80! Death will be bloody and regular. Also mentioned are customisable, MMO-style avatars, a fairly logical evolution from the rank system of BF2/2142. It'd certainly be quite a thing to know that the man who just shot you in the head actually chose the face he's now sneering at your dismembered carcass with, rather than simply bearing the same image the game hands out to every player. Gives murder a more personal touch, doesn't it? It's reportedly set in a similar time-frame (i.e. modernish day) to Battlefield 2, and it's coming next Summer.
EA have given only a resounding 'no comment' so far. Understandable, really. Of course, the tinfoil hat-wearing part of me can't help but wonder if it could be a stealth announcement to take advantage of Team Fortress 2 and Quake Wars causing teamplay mania at the moment. But that's only because I'm a crazy, paranoid loon who likes making up stories.
I don't have any pictures of it I'm afraid, so here's one of Sega Bass Fishing instead.