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Battlefield 3
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 am
  • So, I'm in the early beta right now for Battlefield 3. Ars Technica just posted a blurb on it, here:

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... s-work.ars

    It's very accurate. Combat in BF3 is not quite like combat in any other first-person shooter you've played. It's very visceral, and while you can easily hide all over the place, any shooting you do telegraphs your location quite effectively; even as a sniper. If you are using a laser sight, you can literally blind the holy HELL out of a sniper with it by shining it at their scope. It's crazy, they can't do anything for a moment; I wish I had a screenshot of what it looked like. You can also blind people with the flashlight attachment pretty effectively, too; though it doesn't really have a lingering effect the way the laser sight does.

    This is going to set a new standard for first-person shooter online gaming. There are a lot of minor changes that, when added together, make for a whole new level of gaming. It's hard to describe, but the Ars article does a fairly good job. If you haven't pre-ordered it, do so now. Also, for the PC gamers, the game looks incredible if you have the hardware to really crank the quality settings. I do mean incredible, in the very literal sense of the word. It almost feels like friggin' real life sometimes; makes Black Ops and Bad Company 2 look like old Nintendo games, by comparison.

    I can't wait. This will tide me over beautifully until SWTOR comes out.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:54 am
  • I heard the PS3 version isn't gonna look as good as the PC version:

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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:18 am
  • Yeah, a friend linked me that the other day. *snicker*
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:35 pm
  • Just finished downloading the beta on origin (which took me forever!). Can't wait to start playing, BF2 was one of my favorite first person shooters ever, and I hope this lives up to how awesome the other Battlefield titles have been.

    However, it does have one drawback. Namely Origin, EA's retarded failed attempt to copy Steam.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:03 pm
  • Battlefield 2 was amazing.

    Battlefield 3 is better.

    (I don't disagree about Origin, but oh well; also, you don't even have to be signed into Origin for this to work, it looks like. It uses some weird browser-based system.)

    It does RAPE video cards, though.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:27 pm
  • Yeah I cant wait! I LOVE 1942 and love 2 the wife is already expecting to see me a little less :) Maybe Ill build her a computer and she can play along side me :)
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:51 pm
  • I'm downloading it right now, i'm sure i'm gonna get the floor mopped with my head because i can't play these types of shooters to save my life, the thinking part isnt my strong point.

    i'm more of a mindlessly run around and shoot at people Call Of Duty player.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:56 pm
  • i love it so far, first game was a little rough like 5-34 then i came back strong once i got a hang of it with a to my standards solid 31-19
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:09 pm
  • Played the Beta, pre-ordered it last week for the PC. Thinking of renting a 16-player server, only around $16/month. Since EA/Dice didn't include offline Bots like they did in BF2, I think $16 is worth it to get some practice time in flying the jets and helos. If anyone wants the server and password, PM me. Will probably order the server next week, once the game launches.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:34 pm
  • Just got done downloading the game, got it for 49.99 of Amazon. I hate that its not on Steam but oh well
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Re: Battlefield 3
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:53 am
  • Steam needs to get with the times. You STILL can't install games on a different hard drive than where Steam is installed to; ****ing ridiculous. Also, how so many Steam games automatically force your microphone to be on even if you have it muted in Steam is very annoying.

    I love Steam the idea/concept, I've slowly started disliking Steam the "actual existing product", though. This is coming from someone who has used it since the beginning, and has spent a LOT of money on games on there.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:17 pm
  • Wait, you downloaded it on Steam? I didnt think the game was going to be released on Steam I had to install Origin EA's Steam like program
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Re: Battlefield 3
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:54 am
  • No, I didn't get it on Steam. You can't. I was just bashing Steam a bit, there. :)
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Re: Battlefield 3
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:35 pm
  • Just got my hard copy in the mail, gonna finish my homework as soon I can so I can start playing!
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:35 am
  • Anyone have a review (Spounge for PS3 or PC?)? I think I will be grabbing it today or tomorrow.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:49 am
  • Don't bother, Snohomie. Just grab that shit. Seriously.

    However, since you asked, here:

    8.5, and it's only that "low" because the single player campaign is weak: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/battl ... ead-review

    9.0, again losing points because of single player: http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1210387p1.html

    Just take my word for it, the multiplayer is amazing and evolutionary. There is not one single "huge new thing" in it, but they've made a ton of adjustments/iterative updates that, when it's all combined, make for a breathtaking, awe-inspiring new multiplayer experience. Plus, the graphics are ridiculously sweet.

    IGN BF3 Review wrote:While DICE may not deliver a memorable story here, it doesn't need to when Battlefield 3's online warfare raises every bar imaginable,


    Gamespot BF3 Review wrote:Battlefield 3 may not offer much beyond the multiplayer, but there are so many ways to contribute and feel like a powerful soldier that after hours and hours of playing, all you'll want to do is play more.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:52 am
  • There are plenty of reviews for the PC version, but they don't really add anything new from their reviews of the Beta.

    Personally, I'm loving the game. Haven't played SP yet, but the MP maps are pretty big, very similar in size to BF2. The graphics are freakin' amazing. I've played with full on 64-players, and Monday night, I was on a server with just two other guys. Played for a while 2-vs-1, with me being on both sides of the token. We were playing on the large 64-player map, and I must say, that was actually a blast. Whether we were "hunting" the one guy, or I was the one being hunted, it was pretty cool.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:27 am
  • Gonna pick up my copy tomorrow, anyone else playing this on the 360?
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:29 am
  • I haven't played it yet because Comcast screwed me when I moved last weekend. They're coming this afternoon to fix my internet, (one day before I get 35 megabit up/down Fios internet, haha) so I'll start playing tonight; but I played the beta, and while it was buggy, it was hella fun.

    @Throwdown: No. This is a PC game. Go away.

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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:56 am
  • I can't pull up reviews at the moment, so thanks for the quotes Roland and the review Taz.

    I am torn. I have only enjoyed one PC-FPS (Tribes II) and I had given up on the genre until my roommate got me to play MW2 and BC2 on PS3, so I really prefer the feel of playing PS3... but I think 64-person battles could be awesome. I'll probably get PS3 now, but man I wish it could handle huge battles.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:16 am
  • NOOOOOOO DON'T DO IT!!!!! Use a PS3 controller (just need to have a Bluetooth module on your computer) if you need it that much. Though, you won't get the console auto-aim if you do that, lol; meaning, you'd probably get smoked against PC players with a mouse and not enjoy it as much.

    64-player battles feel more like war.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:19 am
  • Yeah, using a controller on a PC would be dumb.

    Maybe I just need console auto-aim. I did well in BC2 and MW2 on PS3, but I was atrocious at PC games like CS, MoH, Battlefield 1942, etc. I don't know if I improved because I am older and smarter, or because I moved to PS3. *shrug* Independent of my lack of PC skillz, I just feel more immersed on PS3, maybe it's the vibrating controller or something.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:21 am
  • *Off-topic*

    @Roland you ever run into Comcast's bandwidth cap?
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:53 am
  • Yes. I hate it. Dude, I had to download the SWTOR client twice in one month last month. 27GB twice, and that's over a quarter of my monthly allotment. Screw Comcast. Tonight I'll be using Comcast, but then tomorrow, I'll be on unlimited data transfer 35/35 Fios. :3: :3: :3: :3: :3:


    Frankly, it depends on what I'm doing. A couple months ago, I watched the first 4 seasons of 24 in one month on Netflix. Their max quality setting uses 2.7 gigabytes per hour. Multiply that times a few seasons of 24.....lol. 43 minutes per episode, so that's like 17 hours of viewing per season. 46GB per season, boom the vast majority of my cap's gone and I haven't even gone to a website.

    Netflix also wants to increase their streaming quality, too. I despise Comcast and their stupid anti-competitive data transfer cap, and crappier service. I had 20 megabits down, 6 megabits up through Comcast for $42/month with no data cap four years ago. The service I've had to have through them the past 18 months is 16 megabits down, 2 megabits up (up to 4 'burst') with a 250GB monthly data cap for $46/month.

    Technology gets better and cheaper, they lower their service more, and increase rates. **** Comcast, right in the ***.

    (I'm a little peeved about them, just in case you didn't pick up on the 62 hints I dropped, luls.)
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:57 am
  • I know you hate government meddling, Roland, but somebody needs to legislate against that. Especially since Comcast is given a monopoly or near monopoly on high-speed internet in many areas.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:14 pm
  • I'm not universally against government meddling, I just think a lot of the meddling they do currently is worthless, and there are many other areas that could use more of it. Fair internet access both with wireless carriers and traditional/regular ISPs would be a GREAT thing for them to get into. Be like most of western Europe....100 megabit up/down fiber, no data xfer cap, for like $50-$70/month? Yes, please.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:04 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:I haven't played it yet because Comcast screwed me when I moved last weekend. They're coming this afternoon to fix my internet, (one day before I get 35 megabit up/down Fios internet, haha) so I'll start playing tonight; but I played the beta, and while it was buggy, it was hella fun.

    @Throwdown: No. This is a PC game. Go away.

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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:31 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:weak sauce, son!


    Go play with your console auto-aim and leave the pros to discuss this technological terror DICE has constructed. :devil:
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:15 pm
  • Oh I will cuz I know I suck without it, its not fun if you suck now is it?
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:05 pm
  • Roland, what is your origin id? Mine is Spounge1984.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:14 am
  • I started playing Monday night at 11pm (PC version, its the only way to play a FPS), and played till 8am when I had to go to work, time went by so fast but it was hella fun! The graphics are amazing! I tried playing a Co-Op, it was fun for the one I did but MP is where its at, so much fun! Someone said a 64 player map feels like an all out war, I cant echo this enough, its massive!
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Re: Battlefield 3
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:45 am
  • I had a blast last night, but good Lord, there needs to be some sort of spawn protection. In BC2, you're invulnerable for like 2 seconds, which allows you to start moving to try and avoid being instantly killed the instant you spawn; but in BF3, no such protection exists. That is rather annoying, lol; at least, for conquest and deathmatch modes.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:59 am
  • Wow. So, this game was performing like ass for me (FPS in the 40s even with everything set to low, and I'm running a Radeon 5870 video card) and I was looking around last night on the web, and found out that there is a "preview 2" 11.10 AMD Catalyst driver available. I was running the regular 11.10 preview (i.e., beta) driver, which most Google search results said was the latest one and "optimized for BF3".

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... verV2.aspx

    Installing that second updated one more than doubled my frame rate in some cases. Incredible difference. If you own an ATI/AMD video card, and you're playing BF3 for PC, install that post-haste.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:00 pm
  • thanks for the update Ill download it tonight :)
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Re: Battlefield 3
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:19 pm
  • Playing it on 360 via my XIM... the wonderful mouse-keyboard, and I don't have to completely build a new comp! liking this game a lot
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Re: Battlefield 3
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:26 am
  • "Back to Karkland" expansion has been released. Have read the maps are insanely awesome.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:33 am
  • Ive only played Wake Island and Karkand, but I had so much fun getting in a tank rolling through the streets of Karkand and putting holes in EVERY building I saw!

    I dont think I found a building I couldnt distroy though I am sure there are some but it was so much fun blowing stuff up :)

    Wake island reminded me of my old BF1942 days and was always a favorite
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Re: Battlefield 3
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:49 am
  • I think BFBC2 is a more enjoyable game. I still have a blast with it. Discovered the awesome twitch play of squad deathmatch. Run around with C4 and a shotgun. Fun stuff.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:57 pm
  • Anyone still play BF3? My desktop finally came in that can handle it so I've been tempted to buy the premium pack since it's only $50. Incredibly bored with MW3 on xbox and I don't know if I will be getting BOPS 2. Haven't played a PC shooter online since Return To Castle Wolfenstein....lol so it'll be an adjustment.
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Re: Battlefield 3
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:03 pm
  • I play it still. Been busy lately so I haven't played it as often as I wanted, but hopefully in a couple of weeks I can start playing regularly again.
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