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  1. TheLaughingMan

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    If he is not going to be playing BF3, why is he hanging out in the clubhouse and like the 9th person on the clubhoue list?
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    because originally it was going to be on Steam, and thus i would have bought the game there wise ass
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    So no steam? ghey
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    It is simply not confirmed. Steam and EA apparently have to do some contract renegotiation about sales and exclusive marketing items. While I can't confirm that for sure as the EA Origin market rep still have not replied to me, it would seem to be the case as several games by EA were removed but some have been put back on Steam. Notably Alice: Madness Returns and Shank were both removed around the same time as Crysis 2. Both of the former are now available again and participated in the Steam Summer sale, yet Crysis 2 has not.

    So Battlefield 3 being available through Steam may still be possible, but simply may not happen until the final month, shortening the pre-order time and possibly without any marketing bonuses.

    Honestly I think EA is waiting to see how well Star Wars: The Old Republic will do when it comes to building a customer base for Origin. If that does well, Steam can share BF3. If it does poorly, EA may hold BF3 hostage to build Origin use in its place. This seems most likely to me.
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    That sounds pretty plausible.
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    It'll be on Steam they won't miss out on this one.
    Hell they already sell all the other Battlefield games.
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    I need a new pair of underwear again :banghead::rockout:.

    Would you guys recommend having a flight joystick or something similar next to the keyboard for vehicles ... or would it not provide much difference to keyboard controls hmm..
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    Its not Steam's choice. EA has final say in how and where their license is available. If they say no Steam, there is nothing Valve can do about it.
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    oh it definitely makes a difference. I just used my 360 controller with bc2, but rhino i think
    used a flight stick and both of us preferred it over the kb/m, for flight only of course.
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    I became alarmed when I noticed that certain Mass Effect 2 DLC elements were not made available on Steam. The Crysis 2 shenanigans confirmed that something was indeed amiss. Steam isn't perfect but I have learned to live with it: it isn't limited to a single publisher and it keeps all my games neatly together.

    Sales will number millions, even if it is exclusive to Origins, but I'll probably stay away if it doesn't come to Steam. After all, tomorrow it will be Activision or Ubisoft who are at the same shit with a similar "must have" title and we'll end up with 6 DRM/digital distribution platforms installed on our machines to ensure a nice fat startup: they will latch on to our kernels, festering and intermingling whilst spawning untold filth.

    We wil also have 6 online accounts with our bank details, to afford thieving account hackers more of a sporting chance. In short, the end is nigh.

    Well, either that or in my case it's simply another instance of an old dog, new tricks and over reliance on the devil you know.
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    If I remember correctly, BC2 pre-order wasn't availible on Steam till about 1.5 - 2 months before it released. I remember people here pre-ordering it through EA because it hadn't shown up on Steam yet. I think the samething will happen this time around, despite EA/Steam issues.
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    Yep and I was one of them and that was another reason it leads to believe it'll be out on Steam.
    Even if it is EA's call they aren't gonna pass up the Marketing Power of Steam. Ain't gonna happen.
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    Exactly, even when BC2 did show up on Steam, it was almost without warning. There was no word if it would be there, heck I was about to go through EA myself, they were just using the time and uncertainty to rake in as much through their own site as they could. But with Steam being the 2nd largest videogame distributor (and largest PC one) they can't really pass it up (at least I hope). If they do and they are claiming this game is for the PC masses, I would be a bit sad, as Steam has almost single handedly revitalized PC gaming.
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    So tired of this meme but this one's funny cause it's TRUE!

    [​IMG]
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    LOL yay I got 6 thanks even though I put that in the wrong clubhouse! :D
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    Battlefield: BC2 is Battlefield. It doesn't matter which version you're talking about, it still applies.
    I still play BF1942 as well as BF:V, not as much, but I still have them installed.
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    Scroll-down and see MW3's pre-order bonus. :roll:
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    Wow, thats a nice bonus, MoH for free.
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    Yeah that is kind of funny because I get a BF3 beta key because I bought it.
    It really isn't a bad game. I like it. It isn't BF , but it isn't COD either. I think
    it is exactly what they wanted it to be a mixture of both.
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    Plant Battlefield - Battlefield 3 Motion Capture Images with Andy McNab & Battlefield 3 book.

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    Battlefieldo - PunkBuster officially confirmed

    Looks like the Russian Battlefield Websites battlefieldbc.ru and bf3.com.ua had the opportunity to hold a podcast with the Russian Battlefield Community Manager Eugene “Joe” Olenev.

    “So we`ve did that podcast. It was mainly dedicated to different aspects of Battlefield in Ukraine and Russia. We don`t have lots of events in russian-speaking community yet. ”

    They were kind enough to compile and translate a list with the BF3 Facts that came up in the Podcast Interview. However, like everywhere these days, not much new Information came up.
    But it looks like good ol’ PunkBuster has been confirmed to be included as Anti-cheating Measure.

    - Hitboxes are much improved in comparison with BFBC2.
    - Recoil is really hard and needs to get used to.
    - The closed betatest for MoH owners will be held but no word on date yet.
    - There will be ingame VOIP.
    - The anticheat system is PunkBuster.
    - There are three slots for weapon customization.
    - Character customization will be up but no word on details.
    - BF3 will be greatly optimized. DICE is willing to optimize it for all platforms and hardware.
    - System specs won`t be “fantastic”. They will be reasonable.
    - The feeling of BF3 is truly different. It`s not BF2 and not BFBC2.
    - BF3 will be highly cybersports-oriented.
    - There`s no final decision about commo-rose at DICE.
    - There`s closed area at DICE office where people work on unannounced project .
    - Battlelog is a web-application for BF3.

    The Podcast can be found here.
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    Idaho we've been thru this a bunch you technically have to have the "Limited Edition" of MOH which was, afaik, just pre-order. Steam support told me this in like March after taking a month to get an answer so I did not buy MOH. However, I said technically as who knows what they will actually do re. beta access once it finally drops. Hasn't there already been rumblings about it being "open" now with no further detail about what that really means?
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    OffDutyGamers - Breakdown – Battlefield 3 Character Models

    by: Rigger82, Lunch Meat, Checkmate11b, MM11c, Edwards, EODTech, and FalconPara
    Posted: July 12, 2011

    If you’ve spent any time around our site, you’ll know we take a serious look at military games. The more serious the team of developers and artists are about talking details, the more we’re going to test them and keep them to that standard. So far, our Swedish friends from DICE have been doing a great job.

    The other day we were presented with an image of the 4 primary classes for this upcoming title and after the initial look at all the little details, we decided this one needed us to call an inspection and review the troops.

    [​IMG]

    What we found, well, let’s just say we feel like this a bit of a soup sandwich.

    GROUP ATTENTION, STANDBY FOR INSPECTION

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    Support Class

    To be honest, most of us look at this image and worry when this poor bastard is going to get jumped by some Gunnery Sergeant for the Mr. T starter kit of ammunition. Metal draped over your neck isn’t comfortable or practical, put it in a damn box there, devil dog. The other thing we note is that the ‘oorah deadlift of the M249 SAW is cool but based on his arms, someone needs to get comfortable with a case of MREs and bulk up.

    The Gig List
    Nice SAW, you wouldn’t have to carry it like that if you had a sling.
    Yellow gloves, great for the garden center at Home Depot.
    Get those extra rounds into that case!
    Is that a Med kit front and center? It most likely would have a red strap to signify medical gear for easy identification.
    Still wondering about those boots but they look non standard.

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    Engineer Class

    We’re to believe that these are Marine MARSOC troops and if there is one thing that the Marines do well, that’s maintain a good ‘squared-away’ appearance. That beard might be fine when he’s auditioning for the next Medal of Honor cover shot, but the face fur’s gotta go.

    The Gig List
    No head gear or helmet, but the ball cap is for baseball or Blackwater.
    If he’s EOD then we would likely see some ballistic glasses/goggles.
    You can body sling an AT4 but again no sling on the M16A3/A4. Hope you like carrying it.
    Super-long barrel on the M16, definitely not standard issue.
    Shotgun shells, but no shotgun.
    What’s the deal with the ‘crackle camo’ on the AT4?
    Shopping at Gloves R Us this weekend with the Support class. While dark, we still seem to be flashing a nice yellow bit.
    We’re looking for the Commo gear for the headset, maybe in the bag up on the chest.
    Every one of these guys should have a sidearm.

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    Recon Class

    Ok, this outfit is a bag of hammers, box of rocks and is flat out f’d up like a football bat. Our shooter clearly woke up naked in a Hollywood warehouse and grabbed as much crap off the rack to avoid being recognized on the walk of shame home.

    That IR strobe doesn’t stand a chance in that right shoulder pocket area after a couple hits from that Barrett recoil.
    Lots of 5.56 ammo and magazine but no secondary weapon. I guess he ditched it when he realized that DICE wasn’t issuing slings.
    That green Schemagh (head scarf) would likely be your more standard tan/white. It wouldn’t get worn like he’s trying out for American Ninja competition. Seriously though, you wouldn’t want to look ‘too much’ like the enemy, so wearing it like that might get you some blue on blue fire situations.
    If he’s on the hunt, those goggles are not going to be up there on the head catching the light.
    Snipers like headgear! Breaks up the outline AND affords you some shade in sunny conditions for your shot.
    What is with the glove shopping with this crew? Skeleton gloves really? I guess someone at DICE is channeling a secret disappointment with the GHOST character from Modern Warfare.
    Double ration recruit! You sure aren’t going to be shouldering that weapon on that 130 lb frame, get this boy a sandwich.
    Crackle Camo again on the body of the weapon system, what the hell is that?
    Seem to be missing a bi-pod on the weapon, and the flash suppressor for a weapon that size is usually much larger.
    Shirt layering, if you lose the blouse (shirt) you might have the undershirt on but two undershirts look like he just left ‘The Gap’ at the mall.
    No visible sidearm… don’t leave home without it.

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    Assault Class

    We’re not used to seeing Marines with MICH helmets, so sporting all that on the head looks like he’s signed up for sensory deprivation training. We’ve also deduced that there is good evidence here that he lost to the armorer during poker night. He got stuck with the M16 variant rather than his M4!

    Blue tape on the magazines? Guess these are the ‘blanks’. What is this obsession with color accenting on the classes? Earth tones are used for a reason out there in the field.
    Another example of a Marine that didn’t stand close enough to the razor. The face fur is evident again.
    M16 with unusually long barrel again and what appears to be a flip sight that doesn’t make much sense in this application.
    While not impossible, you likely wouldn’t wrap your weapon’s buttstock with anything that could bunch up against and potentially interfere with the charging handle.
    Magpul are either falling off or those are greater than 30 round magazines based on the length
    Headscarf seems a little much given all the head decor and that green stands out too much with all the washed out brown tones and black.
    Of all the gloves picked up by this unit, these likely ‘Oakley Assaults’ are the best suited and yet are brown!
    Technical note: It looks like his left hand has been swiveled backwards, something about the fingers just seem wrong.
    Addressing the Troops
    Well Marines, you officially look like you stood in front of a surplus store when it was blown up! This is a sorry excuse for the Corps and more than a little disappointing for the team here at Off Duty Gamers. We can just hope that maybe this image is something they were playing with and once they peel off the gun show layer, we’ll see some serious Marines standing tall, ready to take care of business and still represent the professionals of the USMC.

    PS. It’s worth noting that we think we’ve found the model used for the Assault and Engineer facial images.
    [​IMG]
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    So they are pissed about a pre-beta mock up of the classes. Classes who's appearance will change based on the equipment you give them for your individual kits? And grip about a sidearm that could very well be on their belt behind them turned to their dominate hand. Especially the Sniper who expects to be lying down and usually avoids things on his front that are not near flat or have a lot of angles because laying on that will hurt.

    Can we get some more bitching here, this was not enough. No one pointed out that the load outs all suggest these men are going to 4 different locations as then have different dominate color schemes and different camo patterns.

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