The Preview for the PlayStation Store Update EU later today confirmed the rumored Battlefield 3 Premium Service. Price and date also confirmed.
Ghost recon 3 + Max payne > battlefreeze 3........feels so good playing fun games without input lag^^
Gotta' love it in BF3 when your having so much fun spawn-killing the enemy's team base with a AH-1 Super Cobra or Mi-28 chopper & the game freezes on your ass. :D Serves me right for spawn-killing the enemy base, I guess.. but still not a nice way to end anyone's fun though. I've noticed it freezes whenever something epic is about to happen.. ffs.. xD
This is just stupid. All they are going to do is divide the community. Battlefield does not have the pulling factor like Call of duty. So stop trying to be like it. Atleast make the DLC £7.99 not freakin £11.99! I want this DLC but i'm not going to be paying that much. And to compete with COD's Elite service, why make it more expensive! seriously, why not make it cheaper! it should be £25 for premium and £7.99 each DLC. EA/DICE are a-holes
They should really fix the input lag before trying to sell more crap to the PS3 public.
Is anyone surprised really? This is EA after all
EA > Activsision This may be shitty but this is still less of a rip off than cod
Not that I favour either, but Cheaper Subscription > More Expensive Subscription + Online Pass
they are both bad, they just have different methods.
EA does worse things than Activision. They both sell yearly "roster updates" (Madden, CoD), but EA screws you more. A couple $15 map packs pale in comparison to the DLC barrage and online pass schemes EA jams into their games. Not to mention the fact that while Acti fully embraces Steam on PC, EA forces Origin or jams 3rd-party DRM into their games.
Thing I hate about Battlefield is the fact DLC owners get to use the DLC guns against non DLC owners. Also, with all the servers that don't suit my own needs it feels I literally HAVE to buy DLC to enjoy the experience. I hate to bring Call of Duty into this, but I can play CoD and not purchase any of the Map packs or subscribe to Elite etc and not feel like I'm missing out on something or be discouraged that someone is using a weapon you can only obtain by purchasing it. I look at Battlefield now and just see it as a big money raker and a slap in the face to anyone who wants to play that is not die hard. Heck, it's probably a slap in the face for die hard fans too. I will stick to CoD for my FPS fix and just spend money for the basic game and nothing more.
Well, I paid $60 at launch and have everything including the dlc maps and guns. You should have bought it new.
I did get it new, but it wasn't near release so I didn't get the maps and guns. A lot of people was running round with the Famas (pre-patch) and the only way I could use that gun in my kit was to spend additional money which isn't fair.
But now, all the guns are more or less balanced. None of the DLC weapons are "better" than the normals. I personally only use normal weapons. DLC weapons aren't that good.
Didn't BF3 learn anything last year? People aren't going too switch to bf because its LIKE cod, they would rather just play cod. Start appealing to your core fans Dice! They were the ones defending your douchebagery last year!!! Show them your love Dice and listen!
Unfortunately all developers are doing the cod bandwagon crap. Zipper done it with socom, Insomniac with resistance 3, naughty dog with uncharted 3, now bf3. When will these guys learn if we want to play the other game we will buy it, we chose their games for a specific reason not to play cod. This generation the only game I have seen make advances from earlier entries of the series with a similar game already out like it has been saints row 3. They have changed a few things people have. I plainer about but didn't totally ruin the game for its core fanbase. I am just about done purchasing any multiplayer games, they are starting to try to cater to every damn genre when the core audience won't touch it that should tell these developers something. This is my last battlefield game of any kind that I will buy,
Whoa whoa whoa... How DARE you group Insomniac in with those tools! Resistance 3 was fantastic! Both the campaign and the multi-player were some of the best things in gaming last year. R3 wasn't like Call of Duty. Everyone just says that because they scaled back the number of players.
1 was excellent, 2 was fun but not as addictive as the first three added in too many bs "perks" and cod things turned into resistance items. For instance....Leapers=martyrdom All it was missing was nuke to kill everyone on the map after a certain amount of kills. Wait they added that too Like I said before I loved the first game and played the hell out of it. I still will give insomniac a chance because of their community interaction. But like it or not, even insom tried to cater to the cod crowd in order to get a few more buys even though the community was vocal against some of the ideas presented and chose not to support yet another diet cod/cod lite
people cry to damn much. games entertaining and it gives plenty of enjoyment to many. if you dont like the map packs stfu and dont buy it. if you plan on playing this game clear into 2013 and want all the maps then pre order the map pack bundle. nuff said'
I moved on after the last major patch that made the game crappy. I loved it before now they killed it.
the game did not become broken after the last patch. You're just angry that you can't destroy with your usas anymore huh? If anything the game is begging from another patch, the M26 is getting to be stupid.
Actually i never use the USAS i just don't like the constant lagging, floaty controls, crappy match making since the patch, shorting of some clips etc. Why are you attacking me because I don't find it entertaining or worth the effort to learn the game all over again? Whats it to you seriously? I pre-ordered and played the game religiously im probably still ranked higher than you even though i haven't played in probably a month. Omg! Kids these days.
1. This is not official information 2. You don't have to buy it 3. It doesn't affect you if you don't buy it because all it does is give you a discount on all the DLC, early access to expansions, and exclusive camo.
As well as weapons, it also gives you more weapons than the people who don't buy it.
of course. you have to pay for the expansions in order to get the weapons. If a person that doesn't buy the premium, buys all of the expansions, they will still have the same amount of guns. Premium DOES NOT give you extra guns, only the ones in the expansions.
Finally the haters are gonna leave BF3 and we can get back to playing the best MP game in the world.
Sorry to burst your bubble but that's not COD, maybe the most popular and easy to play game in the world but not the best lol. To me COD is nothing but Angry Birds with guns.
@ gamerZ i wont even dignify that ignorance w a response
Lol I realized my comment can be interpreted in two ways. I meant to say finally the rest of us can go back to playing the best MP game in the world which is BF3.
I agree with u all the way!! Let them complain so we can enjoy our game.
when are battlefield fans gonna learn that call of duty always wins? they had a massive PR campaign last year: "above and beyond the call?" remember that? lol they laughed at us when elite came out and now bf3 is trying the same thing w this ripoff. any game u buy from EA, be prepared to spend even more as ur playing it
I'm not buying anything. Don't know what you're talking about. All I know is that Elite splits the community into four parts and alienates the non-Elite PS3 crowd and shoves it into a corner. I still believe it's "above-and-beyond-the-cal l". Call of Duty is dead to me.
r u serious bro? there is a free version of elite that all cheapskates can get and u can play in tournaments and everything. idk everything about the free version cuz i paid for mine (glad i did), but elite aint split no community into nothing. its just like the older games, if someone in your party didnt have a map pack, either their asses got kicked from the game, or the rest of the party couldnt play on the new maps. Dont me mad at the people who spent some extra bucks, we deserve a few perks. Any hustler or businessman (same thing lol) will tell u that money talks, bullshit walks. Dont believe me? Ask people playing battlefield who dont have thier new premium service, who are getting shitted on by people w shiny new guns they paid for, that you can only get by paying for it! Dont like that? Then buy it yourself so you can get those weapons and other perks too. Dont wanna pay? Then keep getting owned by people who knew what the deal was lol. It might be a money making scheme but this is the USA people, everything about us is a money making scheme lol. Moral of the day:$$ Money talk, bullshit walk $$
I have the BF3 DLC and I like using the normal guns. the DLC guns aren't even that good.
I'm surprised these people can make game when they don't even learn from their mistakes...
Shows that the majority of the people on the site are PS3 users. I obviously feel for you because of the input lag, but the others who just hate on the game for no real reason other because they can't be "bosses" anymore, grow up. As for this premium b.s i'll have to go on youtube and see the maps. I'm not about to put 11 quid for a maps equivalent to the enjoyment of Tehran highway, which if you don't know is the WORST map ever.
If BF3 was gonna do something like cod they should of added support for offline.
squeeze as much money as u can from this game eyyy. Bad company 1 was best imo. I remember playing beta on oasis it was so fun
Hmmm shellin out 40 quid in one go might be cheaper but thats alot of doe. Ill buy 1 at a time thanks. Still 12 quid for new maps is way expensive. Can get the game new for prittt much that price if ya shop around.
The only thing I don't like about this feature set is the server queue priority thing. That's a kick to the face of non premium players.
im getting it.
I might get it. It's a ONE TIME FEE, And $49. so, if you buy the DLC alone, it's $74.95. it's a ton chaper buying the one time purchase, than separately. but, it's your own preference.
People ripped on IW and Activision before this game came out and yet PRAISED Dice and EA. Foolish kids, this a business....you really didn't think that once BF3 started getting huge they'd start stealing your money also?
BF Premium £34.99, all the DLC packs add up to £59.95, to me that sounds like it's saving me money, I'm up for that.
This sounds fantastic to me. But then BF3 is the best online experience I've ever played. COD was awesome, but now I can't touch it without laughing at how ridiculously lame it is. Sure, there are some things that need to be addressed in a future patch, but it'll happen. The last patch was massive, of course it made the game radically different, and after a few hours of frustration I can see it's for the better. Balancing is key, and it's near perfection.
Mod tools would've kept the game more alive. I like Frostbite, but I'd ditch it in a heartbeat to get that mod community back. I'm bitter about DICE. They are, at heart, very hollow.
You are basically going to split the game into 2 sides. The have and have nots. First the rentaservers while silently removing your servers... now this?
Isn't BF3 Premium going to be a one time pay? =/
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