Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield-3’

DICE Details Hundreds of Battlefield 3 Fixes

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Doug Scott No Comments

We’d be lying if we told you we weren’t fans of the Battlefied series. While last year’s Battlefield 3 is still a staff favorite (it made it into our top ten list), we can’t say that it is a perfect experience. Needless to say, there are a lot of problems in the game. DICE has heard the complaints, and they are rushing to fix everything possible. Everything. DICE has released a list of over a hundred problems that they plan on addressing as soon as possible. While hundreds of problems seems astronomical, these are mainly balance tweaks of weapons and respawn times. To see the full list, check out the update on the Battlelog.

Source: Battlelog

Via: Joystiq

Battlefield 3 Goes Back To Karkland First on Playstation 3

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by Doug Scott No Comments

Here’s a bit of a twist. Microsoft normally lands the timed exclusives for DLC. The upcoming Modern Warfare 3 will be getting DLC map packs a month early on Xbox 360. To retaliate, Sony has secured the timed exclusive for the upcoming mega release of Battlefield 3. Starting with the “Back to Karkland” expansion, four maps from Battlefield 2 rebuilt in the Frostbite 2.0 engine, the Playstation 3 will be getting a week long head start. This may cause some of the more rabid fans to reconsider which platform they’ll be playing on, or if they’re like us they’ll try to buy it on all three platforms.

Source: US Playstation Blog

DICE Announces Battlefield 3 Open Beta

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by John Parie No Comments

DICE announced, via its Battlefield Twitter account, that the highly anticipated Battlefield 3 beta will launch Sept. 29 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The beta will be open to everyone through Oct. 10, but people who purchased the Medal of Honor Limited Edition or pre-ordered a digital copy of Battlefield 3 through EA’s Origin platform will gain access to the beta 48 hours early.

The beta will include access to Operation Métro map and the new integrated Battlelog social platform.

The beta will be open to residents of North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Full details are available on the Battlefield 3 site.

Battlefield 3 Rumored to Have 2 Discs on Xbox 360

Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by Doug Scott 1 Comment



Gematsu.com has received an interesting photo that caused a double take. A Japanese poster for Battlefield 3 supposedly reports that the Xbox 360 version of the game will have two DVDs. We can’t know for sure since none of us can read/speak/write Japanese so we’re putting this in the rumor department. But 2 DVDs isn’t unheard of. Our speculations are that BF3 is so awesome that it cannot be contained by standard forms of storage. Most likely the gold disc copies will be stored in Hanger 51, but that’s only this writer’s theory. (more…)

Battlefield 3 Caspian Border Video Extended

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Doug Scott No Comments

Remember just a few weeks ago at GamesCom when EA released that BF3 trailer that we all got excited about? Here’s an extended edition of that video featuring an interview between DICE’s Battlefield brand manager Kevin O’Leary and the fellas at TwitchTv.

 

Battlefield 3’s Spotting System Gets Glasses

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 by Doug Scott No Comments

How often in Bad Company 2 did you feel like you were being watched and every enemy knew where you were? The correct answer is 95% of the time. Recent Battlefield games, most notably Bad Company 2, had a spotting system that was…well it was spotty. You were able to detect people hiding in bushes and even through walls. This will all change in the upcoming Battlefield 3. The devs at DICE explain that from now on to spot an infantry unit you must have direct sight to them. If said spotted unit takes cover and evades your line of sight the marker will disappear. This new spotting system prevents the “wall hack” equivalent of Bad Company 2 where players could hide in bushes and shoot through thick foliage without ever actually laying eyes on their enemy. While you may be able to hide yourself from a sniper on foot vehicles are a different matter. It will be considerably more difficult to hide a tank.

Battlefield 3 Gamescom Coverage: Better Take Cover

Posted on: August 20th, 2011 by Doug Scott 2 Comments

By: Doug Scott

With only a month until the beta, Battlefield 3 news is heating up. Dice has revealed a weapon and vehicle list, some screenshots and the first trailer that Battlefield 3 deserves. With two months wait until the October 25th release we here at ThriftyNerd are scrambling to build new PCs to handle this bad boy. Some of us are even selling unused possessions for extra RAM. So if anyone out there is interested in a kidney please send your request and offer to doug@thriftynerd.com

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