Battlefield 3 was marketed well but EA are back to what they do best. Ruin the experience. This is about the whole "Exclusive DLC" promotion and why gamers are angry at EA and DICE.
Let's be honest, Battlefield 3 is one of our anticipated games this year. EA and DICE have done well to market the game and almost diminish the popularity of the new COD franchise. Battlefield 3 won the crowd at E3 with their playable demo last week, but it seems like the first real mistake from EA on BF3 has emerged and possible can hurt them badly.
Last week EA, in an attempt to encourage people in UK to pre-order the game included the "Physical Warfare Pack" as an exclusive pre-order bonus. It includes an exclusive LMG, a flash suppressor attachment and flechette ammo. Fans aren't happy about EA forcing people to buy the game before the release by offering exclusive items from 'specific' retail shops. They are basically force to get access to the full equipment arsenal. This angered the fans and the 'Boycott BF3' movement was formed by redditors. Last couple of days /r/gaming has been busy with both angry and funny posts on the whole DLC fiasco.
Even @notch, the developer of minecraft reacted to this via twitter.
"When I make a movie, it will have different exclusive scenes added to it depending on what cinema you go to. #subtle" [email protected] notch
EA responded to official "Battlefield 3" blog after the reddit thread started picking up steam. EA representative defended his position on Launch DLC for BF3 by saying that "Owning these items will give you a more varied arsenal, but it will not give you a significant advantage on the battlefield." Here's the point. Most people buy the damn game to play multiplayer. When they don't get the full package they get angry and that's understandable. EA is persistant with their stand and say "they were chosen not to be overpowered or imbalance or break the game in anyway" If EA wants to encourage people to buy it why not provide everyone the equal arsenal. As always EA doesn't change their mind unless someone proves them they are wrong and embarrass them in public forums like the old BFBC days.
Yes! EA attempted the same DLC practice with "Battlefield: Bad Company" but ended up pulling back after a boycott on SarcasticGamer.com complained about the balance issues associated with exclusive weapons and equipment in a multiplayer shooter. Both @EA and @Battliefield twitter handles have been receiving much hate every hour. Most of them saying they have cancelled the pre-order. Let's hope EA pulls back this crap too like the BFBC bs.
It looks like DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 is getting a full reveal later this month. Check out the video.
DICE has sent via Twitter an interesting message containing a short clip talking about Battlefield 4.
"Straight from the video editing suite: Prepare 4 Battle - 03.27! This sneak peek now, more soon. (Please RT!... http://vine.co/v/bpeapQiWB3l"
Click here for the clip.
The Battlefield 4 promo image was recently revealed and apparently Premium members will get to see the reveal video first and also receive a dog tag "I Was There"
What are your thoughts on Battlefield 4? Do you like or enjoy Battlefield 3? Are there any new features you want or hope to see in the reveal trailer? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
If you've got the Limited Edition, you'll be getting this when it comes in December. Otherwise you'll have to pay.
Description from the official youtube video:
This December, go back to the four most loved maps from Battlefield 2, boldly reimagined with enhanced destruction in the Frostbite 2 engine. In this trailer, witness the very first ingame shots from Strike at Karkand, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, and Wake Island, from the upcoming expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand. This expansion pack also features new weapons, vehicles, persistence, and the return of the classic Conquest Assault. Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is out December 2011 at no extra charge with your pre-order, or available the same date at $14.99/1200 Microsoft Points.
A new trailer mixes some old footage with new.
Towards the end, look out for a dogfighting sequence!
Battlefield 3 - "My Life" Trailer (Actual Game Footage)
Where's the beef? Oh wait that's from the 80's you young Jimmy's don't have a clue about that. But you should get the gist of it. Beef = actual gameplay. There is none.
Ok maybe a little bit, but without a HUD for one. That was my first issue. Then you have a few cut away shots of the guys crawling on the floor or jumping down through a hole. Granted that could be actual gameplay, but to come out and say this is the Premiere Gameplay Trailer ... I find that to be a little misleading. The preview goes by so fast that you have to watch it a couple of times and try to figure out which parts EA is trying to say are actual gameplay clips. One clip of looking down the site and firing. That doesn't cound does it?
Don't get me wrong, Battlefield is my most favorite of the Earth war shooters and I'm totally looking forward to this new installment. Here's hoping we see something innovative and not just another rehash, reversionized, remake, redone, you get where I'm going with this right? Homefront looks like it's going to just be another Earth war shooter ala COD and/or Battlefield. At least Crysis is trying to do something different. And Brink I'm hoping will be in a class of it's own. Anyway check out the trailer below and let me know what you think of the "Premiere Gameplay."
Battlefield 3 Premiere Gameplay Trailer
See the first glimpse of actual in-game footage from Battlefield 3 as a U.S. Marine squad engages hostile forces in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition features the digital expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at no extra charge. This themed multiplayer expansion pack includes four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction and visuals. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more. Players anxious to start the fight can pre-order the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition now:
Bye Bye Sniper ...
Just another reason to watch Battlefield 3. Destructible environments = dead sniper. I swear this looks better every time I see it.
As far as realistic shooters go this is going to be hard to beat. Battlefield 2 was one hell of a game and this looks to leave it behind. What do you think? Don't be a Jimmy.
And here's the first one just incase you missed it.
By: goukijones Nov 7, 2011 | 2 Comments
Featuring Team Gouki: Gorilla Warbear, xErik Estradax and GoukiJones PWNn some Battlefield 3. We're new to the online streaming, please stop by and check it out sometime.
This is also somewhat of a test of the upload and transfer process from twitch.tv to YouTube. I believe it worked out very smoothly. Unfortunately the quality is HD, but its watchable. Lets get started with a quickie shall we.
'Cision 'Nade 001
I chuck g'nades. Sometimes they hit the mark. A badass nice toss up to some nuab camping in the rafters or some shit. #dontbeajimmy
Tanktage 001 Gorilla Warbear approves
In this highlight GoukiJones is seen PWNn the defending camp with a tank. Thermal & Motion detector FTW.
Tanktage 002 23-0
A deluxe PWNn clip from GoukiJones in a tank. Goes 23-0. The other team was just a bunch of proper nuabs.
If you're playing the Battlefield 3 and want to party up and be on the stream. Let me know, leave a comment and we shall PWN. Vote, comment and share. Don't be a Jimmy.
A secondary list of what I'm expecting to see at E3.
I Just can't simply wait until E3 in a couple of weeks. I've wrote a list earlier this month about a couple of games that are going to appear that I can't wait for, and I just managed to find out more. This will be my second list of what I'm anticipating in the comming months and E3:Read full story...
By: BatRastered Mar 30, 2011 | 3 Comments
As the explosive finish to the Battlefield 3 Fault Line series draws near, Sgt. Black is tasked with disarming a home-made bomb, leading to first-person melee combat with the bomber and a large-scale firefight in the streets against massive opposition.
Stay tuned for the full 12 minute reveal on April 17.
Battlefield 3 Fault Line Gameplay Trailer Episode III: Get that Wire Cut!
By: goukijones Oct 6, 2011 | 3 Comments
Today I played a lot of Halo Wars & a lot of Battlefield. Oh I got Rage in the mail? I haven't even ...
The time 2:45PM Wednesday October Fif. Playing Halo Wars again like it's a brand new game.
3:07PM Just got railed by some nuabs in Halo Wars. The yellow guy had 0 army and that doesn't help when I'm 30 of 30 twice to fight off these Jimmys and you got nothing you come to do nothing. No heal, no disrupter. WTF Jimmy?
The Battlefield is amazing and the more stuff you unlock the cooler it gets. I've played a ton of hours of already this week. I can't wait for the release. 25 hours according to the Raptr. Ridiculous and it's only the same map. Granted it's huge. The rumor is there is going to be another map released with the ground vehicles during the demo. I'll believe it when I see it. The game barely works now. I know it's a download and a lot of this stuff is going to be fixed on the final version, but how did we get this far into the beta and I'm still falling through the map near A on the first stage. Jimmy? The party system is ridiculous still. When I start a game with 4 friends and we are in the same party and everything, why can you put us in the same squad? C'mon EA, you got the ads right. Battlefield 3 is release in the US on October 25 & the UK on October 28. I think, I've been ignoring that ad. I do know, I will be PWNn all day when it arrives from Amazon with release day shipping for only $0.99! Stolen!
3:35PM I just railed another rack of nuabs. I'm moving into an whole-notha-level of Halo Wars. Stretch time.
3:58PM Just had a proper railing with a recruit on my team. Nuuuuubfarm. So Rage is sitting here, I haven't put it in once. BatRastered has played, I seen it. I can't believe we bought 3 Bethesda games again and it's another bomb. The game looks amazing, yes, yes. But from what I've heard from BatRastered and just from what I've over heard in the room. I'd rather play X-Men Destiny apparently.
4:50PM The partied me with another recruit! Nuab!
5:13PM Raining pretty good right now. Still chillin' playin Halo Wars. Gonna play some Rage Multiplayer tonight. Should be good.
5:34PM Who is playing the Star Wars The Old Republic? I've had mine pre-order since BEFORE the release date was officially announced. They promised early access. I know Jimmys is playing it right now. Why not me? Their afraid I'm not going to like it? Probably not. But still, I'd like to see WTF we have all been waiting for for 5-10 years or whatever since the last KOTOR. Which I didn't play part 2 because it was made by those nubs over at Obsidian.
Then 2 days ago I get an email from SWTOR website asking me, who am I enjoying the beta? WTf? Did I miss something, Amazon didn't send me the right info, I don't know, but I want it. 1 day later, SWTOR website emails me and it was "Their bad." So no, I'm still not in the beta. Nnnnnnnnuab! Wings & Fries tonight with a little Jack on the side. Gonna be looking for some Battlefield and Gears 3 MP matches tonight!
5:53PM This just in. Breaking NEWS - Steve Jobs deada denna muthafucka. Sell your iPhones while you can. I'll buy an iPad or two 1 day Steve Jobs. Seeyalater.
Hardcore Halo Wars. Damn.
8:27PM Back on that all units. Waiting to play some Battlefield.
9:20PM Finally back on the Battlefield 3. It is such a pain in the ass to get into the matchmaking.
10:29PM Full-on Battlefield 3 Beta PWNn.
11:55PM The PWNfest has ended. After a grueling dashboard, load, dashboard, load, dashboard and load the Battlefield 3 beta again, we finally got in. What a blast this game is and I don't mean that just because you can blast holes into walls. I'm leveling up the Sniper and the medic kits. I usually don't snipe, but I love the sniping in this game. All of the shooting to be honest, I can just hit shit and maybe that's why I like it so much. Healing people is super fun too. It's also very helpful to your team when you're constantly raising their health and reviving them if they die. Plus you get a ton of points. I can go 8 and 5 and still get 3k and score in the top 3. Don't be a Jimmy!
Wow. Just wow. These consoles aren't dead yet. This is simple amazing looking. Jeez, just watch.
Have I mentioned before that Battlefield is my favorite earth war shooter? Well it is and the more I see of Battlefield 3, the more I can't frickin' wait to play this game. This "gameplay" video is a little more official that that BFBS trailer they released just last week. Check it out and be prepared to be Uh-mazed.
Battlefield 3 | Fault Line Series Episode I: Bad Part of Town
Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Black and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town in this first installment of the Battlefield 3 Fault Line video series.
Watch the full-length Battlefield 3 TV ad featuring never before seen gameplay footage and the hit song "99 Problems". Powered by the new Frostbite 2 game engine, Battlefield 3 features unrivaled audio, animation, rendering, scale, and destruction.
Battlefield 3 is out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC October 25th 2011.
Battlefield 3 / Jay-Z -- "99 Problems" Full-Length Gameplay TV Ad
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