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I decided to preorder today. Made the purchase through Origin although it was more expensive than of D2D. Did this for those 2+ beta days and anyway you'll have to have Origin installed although it seems that it's still in its infancy. Hope they don't screw up (download times, lost key-codes and the worse of all, hacked accounts).
 

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Dear lord I cannot wait for this game. The anticipation is huge!

I heard someone say the beta might come out today and I pre-ordered off Origin super fast.
Hells ya, i can't wait to jump in on the Beta!!!!:)

And i believe the Beta isn't coming till around the end of this month sadly:mad: If it was today i wouldn't even be browsing the web right now lol.
 
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I can't wait either. Anybody know how to get BF3 to show up in Origin as pre-ordered or something similar? My origin still shows the alpha under my games tab, but can't do anything with it. I pre-ordered mine thru D2D if it matters.

Hey FreedomEclipse, when do you usually play? I'd love to see you fly, sounds like you have a lot of experience. I never got good with the joystick as flying with the KB+M cause i only got to use a joystick when at my brothers. It takes getting used to!
 

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Play BF2?? I havent played that for a while now, but i might need to brush up on my bomb run skills so you never know! i might be playing online one night (GMT time zone)
 
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Battlefield 3 at TGS, GAMEFest & Eurogamer Expo this month

Sunday, 11 September, 2011 at 19:09 PST | ^Scott^ | Print News

It's a busy month for Battlefield 3 with the game being shown at 3 different gaming conventions.

Update: 2 more events added below.

First up is the Tokyo Game Show from September 15th through the 18th. Battlefield Global Community Manager, Daniel 'zh1nt0' Matros has said he is flying out Tuesday to the event.


GAMEFest in the UK will also be showing Battlefield 3 and is being held roughly the same dates as The Tokyo Game Show, September 16th - 18th.


In Bratislava, Slovakia from September 16th through the 18th is IstroCON where Battlefield 3 will be on display.


Also in the UK is the Eurogamer Expo being held September 22nd through the 25th. Battlefield 3 will be playable.


In the Netherlands, Battlefield 3 will be at the Firstlook Expo being held October 1st through 2nd.

Any of these shows would be prime targets for a beta announcement. We are hearing September 27th as the start of the Battlefield 3 beta, which BF-Games.net is reporting as well. Since the Eurogamer Expo starts the week before September 27th, this could be a likely time for the beta to be announced. Keep in mind this is just speculation.
 

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so much for starting the beta in september. might as well release the game on that day too
 
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Yeah WTF. Two weeks before release date?
 

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Yeah WTF. Two weeks before release date?
I know right? :laugh::laugh:

it seems they want to get as far into ironing out all the bugs and other shizzle by themselves before they allow people to play the beta so we get to find the bugs and problems that they didnt manage to find
 

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Am I missing something? I still see people saying beta is set most likely for the 27th, and I see nothing in Gullys post that dates 2 weeks before the 25th, only 3 weeks?
 
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Spoiler alert. Don't watch if you are saving yourself for the SP game.

Battlefield 3 Xbox360 Leaked Gameplay
 
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The Beta is rumored to be out the door by September 27th (preorders are supposed to get in 48 hours early though) which is more then two week before release on October 25th(over 3 weeks of Beta fun before the game is out).

I do hate the fact that the beta comes out at the end of this month, i was so hoping for an early beta release this month.
 

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I got my money on the beta going down about a week before it releases, thats what BC2 did. So I'm betting 2.5 - 3 weeks of beta at max. I too was hoping the beta would come sooner, but maybe best I wait, I put 120 hours into the BC2 PS3 beta, then another 80 into the PC beta, good thing that didn't burn me out though.
 

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I got my money on the beta going down about a week before it releases.
That would suck, then what would be the point in the Beta?, might as well just get the actual game out the door.
 

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That would suck, then what would be the point in the Beta?, might as well just get the actual game out the door.
Probably just stress testing to be honest. Beta testing isn't the same as it was in the past. In the past if you were a PC gamer you were hardcore, you dealt with bugs, you crushed them yourself. Now days, PC gaming has grown (as has all gaming), people don't get into beta tests to test, so much as to demo. These people get mad at bugs, they judge the final product (that isn't even out yet) based on an issue they have in an alpha or a beta test. So developers are much more careful about what they put out there for testing, a lot more is done internally, they don't want some noob raging over some bug that they can fix, then spreading the news. Think of the physical warfare pack, they only had announced it for Europe, but hadn't finalized US pre-order bonuses and people just went insane over it, there was a thread that I think was over 100 pages long on their forums in no time.

The BC2 PS3 beta (which was 5 months before the game even released) was bug free, I don't think I ran into a single issue. And the PC beta was as well, might have seen a bit of flickering textures, but nothing to cause any real drama. I don't expect any drama with the BF3 beta either. This is mostly going to be (my guess) a test of Battlelog. They have tested 64 player servers by now, they have maybe tested a few hundred on them. But a few thousand, or tens of thousands is going to be the real test.
 
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GTTV presents GameStop Inside Access -- THURSDAY @ 12a EST/11 Central

GameStop and SPIKE TV present an unprecedented behind the scenes look at four of the hottest fall blockbuster video games. UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception (tm), Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, and Batman Arkham City. Get exclusive looks at the bonus gameplay you can only get when you pre-order at Gamestop.com. Never before seen Joker Carnival Challenge gameplay, first looks at UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer maps, unprecedented access inside DICE Studios for Battlefield 3 and the developers at Ubisoft Montreal share the blueprint for the Assassin's framework.
 
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Hmmm why are there PC Beta movies around youtube ? Any1 check their Origin ?

EDIT: Most likely fake vids.
 
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Hmmm why are there PC Beta movies around youtube ? Any1 check their Origin ?

EDIT: Most likely fake vids.
Yeah I just have the unreleased version. No beta !
 
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DICE on why the PC is the lead platform for BF3

DICE on Battlefield 3 PC as lead platform: “people don’t understand that the PC is more powerful”

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DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson has been talking to Eurogamer about why the PC is the lead platform for Battlefield 3. Console players have been concerned about the fact that the footage and screenshots of Battlefield 3 have mostly come from the PC version so far.

“I have to say that this discussion is a bit over the top because people don’t understand that the PC is more powerful than a console – they haven’t looked under the hood and in detail,” says Troedsson.

“We always want to show a platform that we have chosen to be our lead platform. In this case we did choose PC as the lead platform; it’s the one that has been, mostly, driving development forward. That is the reason why we have spearheaded a lot of the key assets with this as well.”

Troedsson tells Eurogamer that DICE uses PC as the lead platform in order to create the “unique” features that are only possible with the extra power of the PC, 64 player maps being the main one. Troedsson says that large scale battles are “not possible” on consoles because of demanding requirements “like destruction, like scale, vehicles and this kind of thing.”

You can get a sense of one of those 64 player battles from the Battlefield 3 Caspian Border trailer, filmed on a PC of course.

DICE Responds to Battlefield 3 (XBox) leak

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13/09/2011 @ 17:21
Over the weekend, developer build footage of Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 was splashed onto the internet. EA subsequently yanked it down.

DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told Eurogamer this afternoon that this wasn't how he wanted people to experience Battlefield 3.

"As people have probably noticed, when we show our games - we are very proud of what we're doing - we always want to show it in the best light. We want to show the product as good as possible.

"Watching the game in crappy 320x200 resolution on YouTube is not the way that we want people to experience the game.

"We'd rather have them wait for us to show it in its real HD glory," he said. "There are a lot of hard hours that have gone into this from the team, and naturally we're disappointed. But, yeah, things happen.

The leak raised questions about why DICE hasn't yet released proper video fotoage or screenshots of Battlefield 3 on console - besides the off-screeen footage seen on US chat show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and on-stage at the EA Gamescom press conference.

"I understand you mostly see PC footage. It's all part of what kind of strategy we use for what we want to show and when, and what the lead platform is," explained Troedsson.

"People shouldn't worry. We play the 360 and the PS3 version every day in the office. I don't expect people to be disappointed by this."

"We always want to show a platform that we have chosen to be our lead platform. In this case we did choose PC as the lead platform; it's the one that has been, mostly, driving development forward. That is the reason why we have spearheaded a lot of the key assets with this as well.

"We'll show this on console as well," he added, "and when the beta goes live people will be able to play it on console and they can make up their minds for themselves if they believe we've been hiding something."

The PC was picked as lead platform, Troedsson explained, to build "unique" features "we felt we really needed in the game". Things like 64-player multiplayer, which is "not possible" on console when combined with aspects "like destruction, like scale, vehicles and this kind of thing".

"I have to say that this discussion is a bit over the top because people don't understand that the PC is more powerful than a console - they haven't looked under the hood and in detail," Troedsson elaborated.

"What we're really striving to do with Battlefield 3 is make the most out of each and every platform. And that also means between PlayStation 3 and 360, because they're quite different under the hood. So we've been spending a lot of time with all of these.

DICE recently revealed how Battlefield 3 uses near imperceptible black lines to fill the screen and fit a native 720p resolution on console. This allows DICE to save memory and boost performance.

What DICE won't do on console, however, is scrap jets.

"No, that's not true," said Troedsson. "If you play on console you will be able to play with jets as well."
 
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Planet Battlefield - Battlefield 3 PC Beta Ready, Waiting on Microsoft & Sony

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 at 13:51 PST | ^Scott^ | Print News
Speaking at the FNAC meeting in Paris, France, DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson gave a co-op demo of Battlefield 3 and answered questions. According to Planete-Battlefield.fr (unrelated to us), Kusa (French Community Manager) said the PC beta is ready, but now they are working with Microsoft and Sony to "accelerate preparations". From what we have heard, it takes 2-3 weeks for Microsoft and Sony to approve content, running it through tests to make sure it won't brick your console among other things. That said, we have no idea when the build was submitted to them. As far as we know, the the Battlefield 3 beta is still slated for sometime this month. Via EA UK Forums.

Planet Battlefield - GAMEFest: Q&A w/ DICE General Manager, KM Troedsson

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 at 3:10 PST | ^Scott^ | Print News
DICE General Manager, Karl-Magnus Troedsson just finished giving a pre GAMEFest Battlefield 3 presentation and demo in Birmingham, UK. The Gamedigital twitter sat down with Mr. Troedsson behind the scenes to ask some fan submitted questions. Of course the Q&A ended with the infamous beta question, but no solid date was given.

Will the maps on console versions be scaled down to fit the reduced number of players?

KM Troedsson: Yes they will run on smaller versions of the same maps.

Are there any maps where no vehicles are present?

We actually have an ‘Infantry Only’ option for the player who wants to focus on this part of the experience.

Do you believe you have done all you can to max out the power on the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3?

We're definitely pushing the hardware much more than we did before with BFBC2.

Are there any plans to make another downloadable BF game, like you did with BF1942? That game was fantastic!

Glad you liked it! But sorry, can't comment on this.

What is your greatest achievement with Frostbite 2 and what will it mean for Battlefield 3?

It's how the engine enable us to deliver great visuals, stunning animations, awesome soundscape, large scale maps and total destruction. It enables us to build our all out war!

Will we see a return of the Battlefield Commander Role from BF2?

We've decided to push down the responsibility of the commander to the squad leaders who can set orders and strategize. The entire team can use the different communication tools available, spot enemies etc.

What is your favourite Battlefield moment from the whole series?

So much to choose from, but I have to say that the intro movie to BF1942 is something that still sticks with me.

Why have you included the prone position in battlefield 3, and why wasn't it included in earlier versions?

Prone is back because the community wanted it so badly! It's a bit of technical challenge to get right with Prone ...the animations, but more importantly it needs to be balanced with the other second-to-second gameplay.

If you're in a jet, do you have an unfair advantage over people in tanks and on foot in multiplayer?

Of course not. Battlefield has been built around a rock-paper-scissor mentality - there's always something to counter the other. Anything from infantry carried Stingers to mobile AA vehicles will give pilots a challenge.

Have you ever had a real battlefield experience? If so when and where?

Several parts of our team spend time hunting down the right reference material during pre-productions. This means going to military exercises to capture audio or to shooting ranges to evaluate weapons handling.

Will the console games ever have the number of players available to PC gamers?

Consoles are not as powerful as today’s PCs. Running 64 player matches would mean scaling down things like vehicles, destruction etc. These are key pillars of what Battlefield is all about, so this makes it a no for us.

Will there be expansions for #BF3 such as the Special Forces exp for BF2?

Yes, there will be PDLC post launch. We've announced the Back To Karkand pack but there will be more to come.

When will the Beta come out?

Soon, be patient! :) As soon as we can, we'll announce the date.
 
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