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DICE Debuts Battlefield 3: Aftermath Digital Expansion Pack

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced that Battlefield 3: Aftermath, the fourth digital expansion pack for Battlefield 3, is now available for all Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

    Battlefield 3: Aftermath provides a new brand of carnage to urban combat delivering four new maps in a vertical and horizontal setting, depicting a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst Iran's post-earthquake devastation. G4TV even said, "DICE continues to play with Battlefield 3's multiplayer action in creative ways with its downloadable content releases. Aftermath is shaping up to be the most unique of the bunch by far."

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    In Battlefield 3: Aftermath players can weave through the shattered districts, streets and cities in three new vehicles including heavily modified troop transports and a civilian vehicle adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy. Battlefield 3: Aftermath also sees the debut of Scavenger mode – an objective based conquest where players must brave the environment armed with only one sidearm, as they try to find more powerful weapons in an attempt to survive with their squad. In addition to this, Battlefield 3: Aftermath delivers a new deadly and versatile crossbow for more silent kills, ten new assignments, dog tags, trophies, achievements and more.

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    Battlefield 3 has quickly become the fastest selling title in EA's 20+ year history selling 17 million units since release and has been lauded by game critics worldwide for its compelling single player campaign, intense co-op missions and its world class multiplayer. Since its debut in June of this year, Battlefield 3 Premium has surpassed 2 million members worldwide, delivering five massive, themed digital expansion packs - Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill, Battlefield 3: Aftermath and Battlefield 3: End Game hitting March 2013 - all for $49.99 on the PlayStation Network, PC at Origin.com or 4000 MS points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Current Battlefield 3 players who have yet to upgrade to Battlefield 3 Premium can do so now and automatically receive all the great content listed above when it becomes available.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    EA: Add a crossbow and sell it for $50
     
  3. TheLostSwede

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    Except it's not, but go on, hate on EA, but the game is made by Dice, not EA...
    Sure EA is distributing it which sucks, but even so, the add-on is not $50 and I presume you're one of the ones that refuses to play it because of Origin?
     
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    Hey EA, why don't you put BF3 Premium on sale and maybe I will pick it up. :eek:

    Aftermath looks meh, similar to the campaign/ co-op.
     
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    I despise origin, and never pay full price for any of the addons for bf3, but sadly i enjoy the game so i have to use origin. I just wait for the price to come down to what i view is an acceptable standard for what is included in the expansion, or i wait until i can buy a cdkey on numerous distributing sites that often have it for half the Origin Store's price.
     
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    Didn't you get premium? It includes all these expansions..no further purchase required.;)
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Premium was 50% off all weekend......

    What I don't get is WHY does PS3 get the expansions super early?
     
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    yeah, it was. bf3: premium edition (game and all dlc) was 30$.
     
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    I guess Sony paid for the privilege?
     
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    Because originally Playstation 3 owners were supposed to get Battlefield 1943 included with their purchase of Battlefield 3 as announced by Jack Tretton but when that didn't happen they opted to give them early access to the DLC instead. Though in the end EA was taken to court and PS3 owners still get a free copy of Battlefield 1943.
     
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    Nice, looking forward to the game. I love how they are handling DLCs, one price for all of them. Even at $50, it's worth it if you play the game frequently.

    OFF Topic: can anyone tell me where I can play BF3 competitively? Like there's ESEA for CS, is there anything for BF3? I see pro vids in youtube but I don't know where I can play as well :|
     
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    Yeah he did. Dunno WTF hes going on about. :laugh:
     
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    WTF is a playstation, i don't see this update for my PC!!!! DMDMGAKGAJFGAOJD!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Reason why no one noticed is because it was on Origin. Only people who use Origin already own BF3. Even then the sale was pitiful. They were wanting $10+ for titles that were under $5 on Steam or other services. I can't imagine Origin is bringing in any big numbers for EA.

    Ultimately all of these packs are mostly maps from the single player campaign finally converted into multiplayer variants. All of which, should have been in game at launch.
     
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    I tried to buy Premium last night, but Premium itself not on sale it was the Premium Edition of the game, which I couldn't buy because I already owned BF3. The red letters haunted my dreams last night.
     
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    Yeah i got premium when i bought the cd key, at the equivalent of the sale cost. But for newcomers or people who buy the dlc when it comes out, it just seems a little BS about the content vs price. I just dont like the inflated prices for origin when you compare all the same games cheaper elsewhere.

    EDIT: I feel i should elaborate on this. Give me any game on origin, and i can guarantee i can find it cheaper elsewhere, and there is simply no excuse for it...
    Take for example, your average Pot Noodle, which here costs somewhere around £1 for a single pot. However, if you go DIRECT to one of the many factories they are made, you can get a bag of 25 for £1.50, and you can buy as many bags as you like. You go direct, you save ample money without going to a middle man. In this case, you go direct to the FREAKING PUBLISHER, and you pay a percentage more than most other places, for a digital download, which they merely have to upload to you with a little of their enormous network speed. Pisses me off.
     
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    WTH is a pot noodle? :confused: :laugh: :ohwell:
     
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    I saw today at work that you can preorder Battlefield 4 i guess that means they are going for quantity over quality.
     
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    a pot of noodles you boil, tasty but little to zero nutrients, not missing out on much xD it was just to make a point
     
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    THIS !!

    I love playing BF3 and Dice did a great job, but EA and its Origin delivery/sales system blows huge chunks.
     
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    Origin = Absolutely no chance of me ever buying.
     
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    oh come on give it a rest!

    origin isnt the only place selling bf3, premium, or the dlcs, & neither is it the only place that had a sale this weekend or months earlier like gamefly

    http://www.g2play.net/store/price_history_chart.php?product_id=17524
    http://www.g2play.net/store/price_history_chart.php?product_id=17467

    riiiight, half price cdkeys... not really for north america, rarely is like that unless you get your own person to buy from east asia (i've seen the ea.com prices with a thailand proxy, $25 launch titles so key sites are inflated, especially when something is popular)

    same old bandwagon of useless hate, & fix that vinyl record, it keeps looping

    so what is acceptable? the whole game + all expansions (premium edition) is $60 regular price & has been for months... aka the cost of a regular full game, or more like those GOTY editions

    this isnt new, this isnt just EA, it's entertainment & entertainment has regional pricing that many companies+types of entertainment adhere to, so either import or wait for a sale, why is that so hard...
     
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    ^ This.

    Steam was hated at its introduction as well, and has gone a long way since. Though I do believe EA isn't putting in the effort to effectively compete with Steam. There are plenty of area's in which Origin could use improvement, mainly the store and community/social features.

    On the matter of digital downloads being more expensive than retailers, I suppose that is because of contracts. They cannot undercut their own retail channels. Imagine if Nvidia and AMD start selling their own graphics cards for a price below the price of their AIB partners. I remember Nvidia selling their own graphics cards for a price equal the most expensive AIB based graphics cards some time back, probably to clear some backlog.
     
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    EA ask u to pay $50 for premium
     
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    Noooooooo I got to wait for Dec 4!!!!
     

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