Hoo-rah! – EA Officially Announces Battlefield 3, Grants Beta Access to Medal of Honor Limited Edition Buyers

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Prozac

I for one cant wait to check out BF3. Im not buying MOH tho. Ill just wait till it hits the shelves.

BF2 was amazing, if 3 is anything like it then its going to be another 5 year BF legacy.

Its about time EA! Woot Woot!

 

*S*

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Phosphorous

If this is a cross platform game its going to suck.

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SgtBaker

The only Battlefield game I've played since 1942 is BC2.  Can someone explain the difference between the regular Battlefield games and the Bad Company series?  Is it just a matter of size, or is the gameplay a distinguishing factor as well (or is it something else entirely)?

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Phosphorous

Battlefield series had planes, tanks, helo's, jeeps, apcs, jetpacks (1942) and others that you could control. 

The Bad Company series came out for consoles originally.  I guess they figured they could make some more money by changing the name, making the maps smaller, and putting in less vehicles to make the console kiddies happy because they have less buttons to work with.  Hence the no prone and no lean that seems to be prevalent in any war FPS recently.  In my opinion this moved screwed things up for us PC folks because now we are stuck with dumbed down versions of what could be a really good game.

Somehow I have a very bad feeling that Battlefield 3 is going to suffer the same fate.  I hope they prove me wrong.

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fiXXer

Is it just me, or have the graphics for the Battlefield franchise not changed since 1942?  I know the hardware has gotten better by several fold, but did the game engine itself changed from BF1942 to BF2?

I played BF1942, BF2 and its expansions, and BF2142 and I have to say the models and textures and gameplay in general looks VERY similar between all the games thus far.  I hope with all the advances in hardware that DICE has at least revamped the game engine to take advantage.  If they haven't, aside from the shiny new guns and maps and vehicles it's just more of the same.

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samduhman

Cross platform and yet another modern combat (I assume) type gameplay. Between those two facts my interest is 30%. If they include dedicated servers and mod capability it'll increase to 60% and I'll definately buy it. No dedicated server I'm passing. I'm sick of these companies ignoring LAN gamers and giving us lackluster game graphics/gameplay/controller options because of consoles being a factor in the development.

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Pball1224

There is no way that I'll be buying this game after how much I felt ripped off by my purchase of BF2. The two things BF2 did right was mind-blowingly amazing weapon sounds, and great destructible environment. Everything else was total garbage: 1) Enemy spawns were within view, so one moment the visible ground in front of you was clear, the next you were getting shot at from a tower you just checked with a sniper rifle. 2) The vehicles control, physics, and damage, were similar to what you'd expect from video games from 5 years ago. 3) One of the biggest offenses of the game in my opinion was that the graphics rendering was piss poor!!! I'd see shadows pop on and off screen constantly, Humvee doors would be missing for seconds then pop in, etc. 4) The AI team mates were useless, the AI enemies paid little attention to them. 5) The level layouts were juvenile... very limited scope, no opportunity for more than one approach, odd places for "walls" blocking your path to where you'd think you'd be able to go.

This game was just incredibly bad. I played it all the way through, hoping there would be some redeeming aspect in the storyline but that was garbage too.  I sold the game within a week of buying it, loosing $25, feeling totally ripped off at all the good things I had heard about it that were just lies.

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Pball1224

Ha, you guys are right. Major oversight on my part, I got all fired up at the thought of another Bad Company.

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Phosphorous

Your talking about Battlefield Bad Company 2 bro.  Not even close to the game Battlefield 2 was.

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lunchbox73

Are you talking about Bad Company 2? BF2 doesn't have destrucible environments or a storyline to be played "all the way through."

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publicimage

I fear this pre-sale/beta gimmick trend is eventually going to be taking the place of free demos... :/

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mrvander

So a company wants the consumer to pay in order to quality test a game for them? Oh, gee - sign me up. In my world, companies pay me for my time and work I do for them. Wake up people.

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ThunderBolt

multiplatform console port

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graill

To those serving and those that served, thanks for your service.

They should make it mandatory to serve 6 years minimum in the Military service of your choice, in your country, and once completed you get to use your records to access these military game titles.

 As sad as they are in both performance, realism, and the amount of pretend super soldiers they create, only citizens, not civilians should be able to play them. Not that Dice, EA, or anyone else could make a shooter worth a whit that is supposed to resemble "real life" situations in any way. Even Arma is lacking, though it is to complicated for the majority of baby shootists.

 Those of us that know the deal will have to sit back and watch patiently until a decent title comes along worth that open wallet. As bad as BC2 is at least it isnt COD.

Those of you buying medal of honor, your going to be disappointed that your buying a big map pack, sad stuff.

 

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craazziee8

Man I cannnot wait for this to come out. Hope they can do it.

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enigma1978

Finally...I want big big maps...airplane ,helos,boats ships,commander moder......64 players... destructable-ish environ..the kichen sink and then some...LETS make this epic

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lunchbox73

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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perryra1968

Oh...my...Gosh....Oh...my...Gosh....Oh...my...Gosh....Oh...my...Gosh....Oh...my...Gosh....

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gendoikari1

Oh man, oh God, oh man, oh God, oh man, oh God, oh man, oh God, oh man, oh God!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KyBdPeKHg

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aCi11i3s

But I just started playing Battlefield Bad Co 2?!?!?  I need to stop playing WoW so much.  I'm falling behind.

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std error

Boooyah! Can't wait

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williezzy

Why is the word HOTEL, backwards in the picture? Or is the picture completely backwards?

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AntiHero

It's backwards because that's the back of the building. It is read properly from the other side.

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TheTrevon

You obviously never played when they screwed up the game.  And then made you pay to play something that natural comes out with just about every other game in its type.  Sorry be I will probably never again waist money on a Bad Company game.

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AntiHero

And additional correction:

This won't be of the Bad Company series, just plain vanilla Battlefield.

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Vano

If I may, little correction:

"waste money on EA games"...

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