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Battlefield 3's DLC Plans Detailed [GDC 2012]

During last night’s EA/Frostbyte showcase, new information was provided regarding the future of Battlefield 3. Surprising no one, EA will be providing a series of DLC packs to expand on the game. The interesting part of the reveal was that the DLC that was announced (three packs in total) are themed. The first of the series is titled “Close Quarters” and will focus around infantry, the second “Armored Kill” (as you may be able to guess) features vehicle combat and larger maps.

Battlefield 3 [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Battlefield has always been a series focused on co-operative team play, massive battles encompassing land, sea, and air as well as a showcase of a variety of different military vehicles. The 'third' instalment of the series doesn't diverge from the tried and true formula, but does make some much-needed tweaks to the over-all gameplay to advance the series into the modern generation of FPS titles and beyond.

The Pros: 

+Team-focused combat sees a return, and gets some balance tweaks.

+Impressive graphical upgrades over the series predacessors. 

+A more compelling single-player campaign then previous ventures.

+Bigger better battles that let you take the fight on virtually every front.

The Cons: 

-The main story feels like it cribs a little to heavily from Call of Duty.

-A couple of bad-apples can ruin the experience real quick, as you are reliant on your teammates.

-The flashlight/laser sight system can be abused for annoyance VERY easily.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

Outside of the Bad Company sub-series, Battlefield has never been a series that's been held up by its deep or interesting story. What story was offered in the games previous was little more than an introduction to the mechanics of the game; an extended tutorial if you would. That's probably the reason why Battlefield 3's story-mode isn't getting a whole lot of focus from reviewers. Reviewers and gamers alike will be jumping into the game with one focus in mind, and everything else as a secondary.

Battlefield 3's Caspian Border Trailer Showcase Air Combat

One of the biggest advantages that Battlefield has always had over its competitors was the addition of military vehicles into the gameplay, and especially into the multiplayer. While Call of Duty and its ilk may have locked down the mechanics of gun play, or hand-to-hand combat, Battlefield has always reigned supreme when it came to enveloping the entirety of the… well battlefield.

Battlefield 3 Is Receiving A Spin-Off Novel

The video game biz is no longer restricted to the world of consoles and as we have all seen over the years is instead a multi-media empire with some franchises being on par with mainstream faves like Star Wars.  Most video games are better suited for comic book, anime, or film adaptations than others and some shouldn’t even be thought of making the leap when it comes to being adapted into a novel.

EA Folds to Threats of Boycott

It hasn’t even been a week since threats from gamers put Electronic Arts in very familiar situation.

Since the threats of boycott came to fruition this past weekend. EA announced today on the official Battlefield 3 website that the additional arsenal in the Physical Warfare Pack would be free to download for all gamers.

A boycott was threatened in 2008 when EA tried something similar with Batllefield: Bad Company. This was led by Sarcastic Gamer, who thinks the threats this time around are “stupid.”

EA And Gamers Draw The Battle Lines

In 2008, Battlefield: Bad Company was released with heated criticism and threats of boycotting. Fast forward to 2011 and not much has changed with the forthcoming release of Battlefield 3.

Electronic Arts announced last week that Battlefield 3 would be available with a limited edition Physical Warfare Pack. This pack will include the Type 88 LMG, DAO-12 Shotgun, flash suppressor and Flechette Rounds. Alongside the added arsenal, the pre-order bonus includes the downloadable map pack Strike at Kirkand.

Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3 Is On [E3 2011]

The day has come for all first person shooter fans to witness the raise of a competitor for Activision’s Call of Duty franchise.

Kicking off E3 was gameplay from the forthcoming Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 3. Based in New York we watch a Navy Seal team invade a submarine. Almost mimicking their strategy from last year, CoD showcased new features in their single-player campaign with scuba diving. The only thing missing from this was Scuba Steve, am I right? Stylistically, MW3 was pretty, using dark tones to portray the onslaught in the heart of Americana.

Battlefield 3 Impressions [Pax East 2011]

DICE is here at PAX to show off Battlefield 3, and I must say, I am seriously impressed. A demo was shown for the people in the room, starting off at a point seen at GDC, in a vehicle. What was shown here however was a good 30 minutes of gameplay, showing off not just the single player campaign but also the Frostbite 2 engine; used exclusively for this game.

Battlefield 3 Panel Live Blog

Anothery early morning for us here at GDC 2011 in California's beatutiful city by the bay, San Francisco; and that means there are a whole bunch of panels and keynotes for us to attend again. But out of all the ones that are being presented to us today the one we are most excited for (as gamers) has got to be the Battlefield 3 panel presetned to us by EA and DICE. With DICE being there we can expect some kind of mutiplayer news and maybe some gameplay information since DICE are the ones of charge of multiplayer development for BF3.

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