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Electronic Arts' Massive 2012 $1.6m Battlefield 3 Tournament: Consoles Yes, PC No

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I got both consoles, so don't care. Not like I can play either of them right now, but still...


    Heck, I wanted to check out BF3, had no PC code, fired up my PS3, downloaded the client, and saw what I wanted.


    We got DICE guys telling us you need dual GTX580's to play on Ultra settings, FFS. And peopel STILL think PC is the lead platform?


    :roll:


    You've been had, been had, been H-A-D!!! WTF would you listen to DICE, whose job is to SELL YOU THEIR GAME. Of course they are going to tell PC users it's them they yearn for...

    DICE, 3 months ago:


    :respect::respect::respect: [PC]
    :respect::respect::respect: [][][]



    Today:





    :nutkick:

    I say they cannot hack the PC coding(GTX580 SLi required for Ultra!), so dropped it(PC PLATFORM) like it's HOT.
     
  2. exodusprime1337

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    whatever.. i'm still getting this game.. been waiting a long itme for it
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    They're not worried about PC sales of the game, they're worried about console sales. XD
     
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    well beta users proved there spec sheet wrong dave you can run it on ultra with a single 5850 just the fps is 30 give or take far below what we consider optimal but something like 460 SLI or 5830 xfire should give around 45-55fps and a single 6950 or 6970 570 or 580 should be in around 40-50 on a single gpu so its not that bad really

    from what the Beta shows graphics wise Medium settings in BF3 looks about the same as BC2 does at ultra. still its a slap in the face lol much to my amusement
     
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    This is why Valve and Blizzard are my favorite video game developers.
     
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    Why are we all raging about a tourney being console only and some silly comments by a numbnut paid to say them?

    We all know what is better, we aren't 10yr old MW players. Really don't care what they say as long as they deliver a product that has hardcore mode so I can turn off the MW cheese.
     
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    The geniuses at EA have done it again...:nutkick:
     
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    !@#$ them
     
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    Judging by the contest site itself and the web address of the contest site, Virgin Gaming is the main sponsor of this. I don't think even EA can justify to even coming close to giving that amount away in a contest, but Sir Richard Branson can. Plus Virgin gaming network is an established game "betting" site for console gamers already. That is why they don't have PC in the contest. It's up to the Virgin gaming site to add PC support. As bad as EA is, I'm sure they would include PC gamers if they could


    Edit: Click on the round virgin gaming logo in the upper left corner of the contest webpage to bring you to the main site
     
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    I agree. Another point to add is that consoles are standardized across the board, where as PCs vary from user to user. Sure, it sucks that PCs aren't included, but then again, it is Virgin taking care of the tournament so they can do what they want.
     
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    Thats lame very lame
     
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    glad i didnt buy into the hype. no bf3 for me.
     
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    Given that it is now Activision Blizzard :shadedshu
    Ironically EA and Activision are competing in the Douche Bag publisher cup, and EA is slowly winning the battle.
     
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    I think one needn't read too much into this. Consoles are dominated by Call of Duty franchise, Battlefield really needs inroads into that platform. Hence this sucking up to consoles. They know they have their PC base secure.

    It's not like the PC and Console versions of Battlefield 3 look and feel the same, PC gamers are in for a superior experience. CoD gives you the same DX9+pewpew sound bullcrap you're used to since 2006.
     
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    What about Ubisoft? XD
     
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    makes you wondering what kind of 'standard settings' used in consoles.lol.
     
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    As high as they can go without dropping below 30 fps. That's the "gold standard" for consoles.
     
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    I may still play DICE studio games, but for sure I am gonna paint black all the EA logos in the game! :-/
     
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    Ditto:nutkick:
     
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    just call them EA and leave them alone:respect:
     
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    I like how they call the consoles the "gold standard" especially after they admitted to cutting the game down by a huge margin just to get it to run on the consoles. You'll get half the player count per server, if not less than half. You get weaker visuals, crappy draw distance, lower quality textures, and probably sacrifice much of the destructible environment. It's bad enough that in this "HD" age most console games only run 720p, and a lot dont even run that...they run like 1024x600 since they are under such resource restrictions. Sad day when an ipad/android tablets run games at the same or higher resolution :p

    It seems completely retarded for development houses to take so much money from companies like Intel, AMD, and Nvidia as part of their advertising programs if they go around saying the PC is not the gold standard. These companies want us to buy their big expensive high return products, thats the whole reason they give money to dev teams... If they wanna focus on consoles, let microsoft and sony foot the bill. Don't think ATI and Nvidia are getting much return these days given that everyone and their mother has a console by now if they ever had any intention of buying one :p
     
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