Thursday, February 23rd 2012

EA Kills Battlefield 3: Aftershock

After pulling off a largely successful AAA launch with Battlefield 3, which also served as a potent launch-pad for its Origin content-distribution platform, EA got carried away, and decided it could milk the name "Battlefield 3", only this time, the "battlefield" isn't on a PC or Console, but Apple's tech-toy, the iPad. EA launched Battlefield 3: Aftershock for the iPad, as the franchise's first entry to portable devices. Only the game was so offensively bad in every way, that EA decided to pull the plug on it.

To be fair, there are some pretty decent games out there for the iPad, which won on counts of good gameplay mechanics, and graphics engines that make decent use of what little hardware resources they have, even if its graphics-rendering capabilities aren't anywhere close to game-consoles, or even portable consoles such PS Vita.
Reviewer GameZebo stated:

"Whatever you do, don't play Battlefield 3: Aftershock. Don't look at it. Don't even acknowledge its existence. I cannot stress this enough. The game is beyond awful. Not only does it not include a bunch of features and content shown during previews, it's utterly unplayable and broken. This is the sort of game that comes along once in a blue moon: It's so bad that it digs a new bottom of the barrel to measure games against."
It's that bad.Source: Tech'n'Gaming
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22 Comments on EA Kills Battlefield 3: Aftershock

#1
Delta6326
Never even heard of this. Sounds bad.
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#2
MarcusTaz
Hey I got an idea for EA and Dice.... FIX THE DAMN PC version first before wasting resources like this. :laugh: VOIP anyone????? :banghead:
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#3
TRIPTEX_CAN
The Ipad fucking sucks. If EA wants to release quality games for the tablet platform dont use an outdated and overrated POS like the Ipad. Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.

Tablet gaming will become more popular but not at the pace Apple is fucking its customers.

Go Android or Don't bother.
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#4
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I wonder how much money they paid the developers for this.
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#5
Depth
Only thing I liked about BF3 was the graphics. Take away that and play it on a touch screen? :laugh:
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: MarcusTaz
Hey I got an idea for EA and Dice.... FIX THE DAMN PC version first before wasting resources like this.
Seconded.
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#7
MarcusTaz
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
The Ipad fucking sucks. If EA wants to release quality games for the tablet platform dont use an outdated and overrated POS like the Ipad. Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.

Tablet gaming will become more popular but not at the pace Apple is fucking its customers.

Go Android or Don't bother.
Lmao for sure apple and its overpriced slave labor garbage.... feedum rice to build and rip off the people that made ya rich. Apple truly sucks!! Is that off topic? Lol
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I've never seen a review that bad for anything. A full-on train wreck of a review and quite entertaining lol.

Seriously, the reviewer was ranting so much, I'm sure he needed a lie down and de-stress after that!

Indeed what a steaming pile of... oh, what's the word, I've forgotten now. :p
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#9
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
The Ipad fucking sucks. If EA wants to release quality games for the tablet platform dont use an outdated and overrated POS like the Ipad. Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.

Tablet gaming will become more popular but not at the pace Apple is fucking its customers.

Go Android or Don't bother.
You are right. The ipad only runs a dual core and then the GPU gets smacked around by the Tegra 3 thats in the Transformer Prime. I, however, don't see tablet gaming becoming popular with games like BF3 and such.
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#10
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: MarcusTaz
Lmao for sure apple and its overpriced slave labor garbage.... feedum rice to build and rip off the people that made ya rich. Apple truly sucks!! Is that off topic? Lol
Gee last time I checked Foxconn made stuff for all kinds of OEMs.
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#11
kalstrand
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.
Yeah because excluding 99% of the devices on the market is a good way to launch a title.
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#12
phanbuey
by: Wrigleyvillain
Gee last time I checked Foxconn made stuff for all kinds of OEMs.
I would be willing to bet that they make the transformer :roll:
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#13
MarcusTaz
by: Wrigleyvillain
Gee last time I checked Foxconn made stuff for all kinds of OEMs.
You are correct. But as we all know it is a slave labor camp... And Apple overcharges for everything...
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
The Ipad fucking sucks. If EA wants to release quality games for the tablet platform dont use an outdated and overrated POS like the Ipad. Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.

Tablet gaming will become more popular but not at the pace Apple is fucking its customers.

Go Android or Don't bother.
Except Apple consistently gives us better screens. Android tablet makers desperately need to catch up in this arena. Finally, we start getting good screens on the Android side (like the 1280x800 in the prime), only to hear the that iPad 3 will likely be getting a 2048x1536 display. Rumor has it that it will also be quad core and have good graphics hardware.

Yeah, Android tablets may be ahead in horsepower, but they are consistently one step behind in what most tablet users notice first, the screen and interface.

As the type of user I am, I'd rather have the Transformer Prime, but I do have to give Apple credit where it is due.
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#15
phanbuey
by: MarcusTaz
You are correct. But as we all know it is a slave labor camp... And Apple overcharges for everything...
So does ferrari and bmw... do you hate them too?
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#16
Yo_Wattup
by: phanbuey
So does ferrari and bmw... do you hate them too?
Ferrari isnt a slave labor camp at all! Have you seen their manufacturing plant?!

BMW I'm not sure of, as I haven't done much research on the topic before. (Like yourself obviously) ;) :roll:
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#17
eidairaman1
by: Wile E
Except Apple consistently gives us better screens. Android tablet makers desperately need to catch up in this arena. Finally, we start getting good screens on the Android side (like the 1280x800 in the prime), only to hear the that iPad 3 will likely be getting a 2048x1536 display. Rumor has it that it will also be quad core and have good graphics hardware.

Yeah, Android tablets may be ahead in horsepower, but they are consistently one step behind in what most tablet users notice first, the screen and interface.

As the type of user I am, I'd rather have the Transformer Prime, but I do have to give Apple credit where it is due.
Ya the phone side of the Droid is killer, just i guess it was too pricey for the tablet side. but honestly I prefer a Laptop over a Tablet
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#18
TRIPTEX_CAN
by: Wile E
Except Apple consistently gives us better screens. Android tablet makers desperately need to catch up in this arena. Finally, we start getting good screens on the Android side (like the 1280x800 in the prime), only to hear the that iPad 3 will likely be getting a 2048x1536 display. Rumor has it that it will also be quad core and have good graphics hardware.

Yeah, Android tablets may be ahead in horsepower, but they are consistently one step behind in what most tablet users notice first, the screen and interface.

As the type of user I am, I'd rather have the Transformer Prime, but I do have to give Apple credit where it is due.
Samsung is rumored to be releasing a 2500x1600 res tablet sometime in 2012 as well. (rumor link) If anyone really wants to compete with Apple in the screen department I think Samsung has the best chance.

Android OS could also stand to benefit from more dedicated professional devs to write higher quality app as poor quality apps reflect so strongly on a platform (to those who cant separate app from OS).
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#19
MarcusTaz
Tablets are just plain awkward to hold, and there have been new studies to show they are not healthy... I would take a good netbook or light weight notebook any day over one. I have 2 tablets and they both for the most part collect dust... I leave them for my 2 kids to play around with...
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#20
Deadlyraver
Touch-screen gaming is an imbalanced gaming platform for gamers, there is little reason to why we would game on them, except for Angry Birds and Sudoku. Therefore, KEEP IT AT ANGRY BIRDS AND SUDOKU.
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#21
Wile E
Power User
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
Samsung is rumored to be releasing a 2500x1600 res tablet sometime in 2012 as well. (rumor link) If anyone really wants to compete with Apple in the screen department I think Samsung has the best chance.

Android OS could also stand to benefit from more dedicated professional devs to write higher quality app as poor quality apps reflect so strongly on a platform (to those who cant separate app from OS).
I agree with this post.
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#22
theoneandonlymrk
by: TRIPTEX_CAN
The Ipad fucking sucks. If EA wants to release quality games for the tablet platform dont use an outdated and overrated POS like the Ipad. Use the industry leading penta-core Transformer Prime as a starting point and let other hardware catch up.

Tablet gaming will become more popular but not at the pace Apple is fucking its customers.

Go Android or Don't bother.
+1
damn now ive nowt to say:D


ohhh i do

i appreciate apples marketing prowess too and their design ofice both are brilliant, i cant believ a company can sell so little each time for so much and no mem card slots in 2012 on phones or pads finish blows apple for me , thats just wrong, people need these faclities


sos so off t

on topic i would have at least tried it had i known ,but most shooters on pads and phones are pretty poor they havent the snot for it
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