New Battlefield 3 Multi Trailer Demonstrates Air Combat, Looks Absolutely Incredible

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MrGeek

Earlier BF's did not have joystick support (read H.O.T.A.S.) on flying machines. If I can't use my Thrustmaster set up, why bother?

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frewster

The amount of bitching about this is insane - especially since most of it is misinformed. For the people who say that BF3 will be dragged down by also being on consoles they couldn't be more wrong. The PC version will have larger maps, better graphics (have you guys even watched the gameplay videos of the PC version?), and 64 player support. The consoles will be stuck with smaller 24 player maps with average graphics. 

For those complaining about it not being on Steam, does that really matter? I love Steam as much as anyone, but I'm not about to boycot a game that has been targetted at PCs and looks to be kickass just because of Origin. It's not a big deal and commenting "NOT ON STEAM! NO MONIES FROM ME!" doesn't do anything to change that.

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Joji

STEAM = resource hog

Origin = resource hog (according to my friend)

I agree with you frewster. I don't mind if BF3 is Origin exclusive and so as Crysis2. Both Steam and Origin are resource hogs, so it really doesn't matter. Most gaming computers can withstand Xfire, Steam, and other things in the background. I don't see what's the problem. Besides, would you rather get MW3 (which will most likely be on Steam) which is basically like MW2 with recoiless weapons, shitty 2007 graphics, and unrealistic Michael Bay action? Or would you rather have BF3 with superb graphics with gameplay that will make you cry, minus your friends from Steam?

Just spam chat your Steam friends if they have BF3 or not, and add them onto your Origin Account! Simple, it's not that hard.

 

By the way, have you guys heard that players will only be able to make one soldier per EA-account?? Bullshit I know. Everyone please spam attack EA to stop this madness!!

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methuselah

What is your source/evidence that Steam is a resource hog?

My own personal experience, I have Steam running 24/7 in the background of my PC and have purchased just about all my games through steam.  I have no adverse effects, memory leaks, memory hogging or CPU spikes becasue of Steam.

 

When I run a game, my proc usage and RAM start to get used but... that's normal!

Are you still running a 486?  Cause, I think then I found your problem!

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Vano

The game looks amazing, it's hard to believe it's not pre-renderred... however, are the parts of the video changing so fast because that's the most players can see before it crashes?

(trolling about DICE and their history of making buggy games but despite that fact in the end we all will buy and pay for this alpha version what they call "final"...)

Anyone care to wage their bet on this?

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US_Ranger

Well, I'm sticking with Steam so I guess I won't be playing it. The game looks amazing though. It's too bad the new Modern Warfare will outsell it considering it will most likely be 99.999999% similar to the one that came before it. 

I wonder if Battlefield 3 will fix the problem where 23/24 people on a server decide to play sniper and not move forward one inch the entire time. 

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michaelsonline

whining: present participle of whine (Verb)
1. Give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
2. Complain in a feeble or petulant way.

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US_Ranger

I thought they were trying to get rid of spammers on this board. I guess you managed to slip through somehow. 

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michaelsonline

I will enjoy playing battlefield 3 while you complain online how its not on steam.

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Trooper_One

@michaelsonline:  Your slam on USRanger is unwarranted and unhelpful in a tech site such as MaxPC.  He has every right to express his opinion without having to be ridiculed by non-sense and absurd arguments such as yours.

BTW, I was on the pre-Alpha testing and it is a great game, can't wait to see it live; just too bad it won't be on Steam (which is okay, I'll still get it retail and register on Origin).

 

 

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Joji

Trooper, US_Ranger is saying non-sense. He's just overexaggerating something that's very minor. That's why Michaelsonline was trolling his ass. Games like Modern Warfare 2 is even worst! There are tons of camping snipers everywhere, nuke boosters, and etc. US_Ranger I don't always play BC2, but even though snipers are annoying, 23/24 players are NOT snipers camping in one spot. Just play in those servers where there aren't that many camping snipers! Easy as that.

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bingojubes

i wonder how many is the MP gonna be? 24v24? i wish for 256v256 someday.

1:33 - funniest moment in the trailer

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kixofmyg0t

Looks pretty good.

 

But MW3 will still outsell it 5 to 1. 

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Archtard

uh what pc gamer is going to care about MW3 out selling BF3? Let the console gamers have their poor graphics and tiny maps.

The only thing I care about is BF3 being a quality product and of course making the game joystick compatable. Bad Company 2 was a slap in the face.

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kixofmyg0t

Don't forget that BF3 is coming to consoles too. So BF3 will have bad graphics and tiny maps yay! 

I'm in no way saying that MW3 is "better" or "worse"....i'm just saying it will be a small blip on the radar compared to MW3 in terms of sales and buzz.

All of my friends know exactly when MW3 comes out....but when I mention BF3 they confuse it with Bad Company and they automatically don't care about it. They don't even know that Battlefield and Battlefield:Bad Company aren't the same game....

 

Theirs tens of MILLIONS of people like that...... So it's gonna be COD COD COD in a few more months.

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frewster

Battlefield 3 has better graphics on the PC and will have larger maps and 64 player support vs 24 on consoles. 

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Bean Bandit

Damn this is looking better and better. Can't wait for the beta to start. The Alpha was too damn short.

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I Jedi

I like how the Apache helicopter, as it was flying over over some trees, that it had no effect on those trees at all. The down force push of wind that the Apache is creating should have moved the tree branches and leafs quite considerably, yet nothing happens to them. That just ruins it for me.

If you want to understand what I'm talking about, forward to 0.56 seconds.

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szore

meh... maybe if it was hovering, but it wasn't hovering.

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michaelsonline

Stop crying about origin, its no different than steam.

whining: present participle of whine (Verb)
1. Give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
2. Complain in a feeble or petulant way.

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XraySierra

OMG, this game looks so awesome.

I'm a hudge MAC fan, but even I'm building a gaming PC for this. PC gaming is NOT DEAD!!! 

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kamikaji

Put that god damn game on Steam already.  NO ONE USES ORIGIN! (And I refuse to.)

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MaximumMike

Now THAT is eye candy.

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EvilHomerGD

drool!!!!

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