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Submitted by Abstract360 1830d ago | news

Buy the Medal of Honor Limited Edition and receive the Battlefield 3 Beta

Abstract360.com Writes: "EA just announced that anyone who buys the Medal of Honor Limited Edition will receive access to the Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta. Currently, there are no details regarding the beta, or even Battlefield 3 itself." (Battlefield 3, EA, Medal of Honor, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Pandamobile  +   1830d ago
Well, there goes any chance of BF3 being a true successor to BF2...

Unless they make two versions of the game like they did with Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.
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dragonelite  +   1830d ago
If only they wont be so anal to put away prone for BF 3.Saying console player cant work with it bullshit MW works to with prone so dice stop being such consoles carebares you guys didn't give a fuck about low res prone when bf 1942 came out on pc. Implement killzone 2 singleplayer fps cover mechanic for the leaning.

Seems like they dont have a lot of fate into MOH to bundle it with BF 3 beta.
So now i have to buy the limited edition just for the beta well played EA unless BC:nam buyers get access too...
captain-obvious  +   1830d ago
well knowing EA and how they do things
im sure we'll see BF3 on consoles

just wait and see
HolyOrangeCows  +   1830d ago
"Well, there goes any chance of BF3 being a true successor to BF2... "

Here come the weepy PC fanboys.
Rot_in_Fail  +   1830d ago
I need BF3 on consoles! As I'm not buying gaming PC anytime soon, probably never and I need to play the game.

Hey DICE PC version can be superior with gadzillions players online, enormous unlimited maps, ultra hd graphics. I don't mind just bring it to playstation.
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evrfighter  +   1830d ago
This subject has been discussed thoroughly in the steAm forums already. It's already being accepted to not have high hopes for bf3 among pc gamers. As someone stated. This is ea we are talking about. They are destined to take the good rep they have earned this past year and flush it down the toilet
Agent-86  +   1830d ago
Keep BF3 A PC Exclusive
NNNOOO! BF3 needs to be a PC exclusive so it doesn't get "dumbed down" for the consoles. Look, I own a PS3, but I still want this to be exclusive for the PC. God, I hope they don't ruin the Battefield franchise.
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geth1gh  +   1830d ago
whats your problem? bc2 was made on the pc and ported to the consoles, so all its glory was shown the best on pc by far.

So your obviously gonna get the best gaming experience on the pc anyways. So just cause its gonna be a little bit less intensive on the consoles, you just don't want it to be released even though your going to be playing it on your pc no matter what?

wtf?
Darkstorn  +   1830d ago
Sounds like Battlefield is going to become a yearly franchise...
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MRHARDON  +   1830d ago
Yup
Call of Duty 2.0 and anyhow Battlefield isnt that good anyway :)
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Pandamobile  +   1830d ago
It's been a yearly franchise since it started. (although some are expansion packs)

2002 - Battlefield 1942
2003 - Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of World War II
2004 - Battlefield: Vietnam
2005 - Battlefield 2; Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
2006 - Battlefield 2142
2007 - Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike
2008 - Battlefield Bad Company
2009 - Battlefield 1943; Battlefield Heroes
2010 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
Persistantthug  +   1830d ago
@Pandamobile....If I remember right it was YOU who said BATTLEFIELD 3 wouldn't be on console.
My memory runs quite long.
*wink*
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Pandamobile  +   1830d ago
Well, now I get to argue that it shouldn't be on consoles. I'm still holding on the the slim chance that there will be platform specific versions like there was for BF2, where DICE can scale the game way back to run well on consoles, and go 100% with the PC version so we can have the same sized maps we had in 2005.
Persistantthug  +   1830d ago
I always find it funny that you pretend console is the absolute worst version every game....
But I have news for you, sir....it's not.

Sure, on high, PC is the best,

But on "low" scale....PC is also the worst, Pandamobile.

Developers also have to program for low end computers too....you seem to totally throw that fact right out of the window.

I guess actual facts aren't always necessary though.......I guess.
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Tehdaza  +   1830d ago
@Persistantthug
It's not just graphics that differentiate PC from console games.

It's easy to scale back the graphics settings on a PC game. It's a matter of turning off some shaders, lowering the LOD settings, lowering the texture resolution, etc. On consoles, they [developers] have extremely small memory budgets to work with. The PS3 only has 256 MB of system RAM, and 256 MB of VRAM for crying out loud. It's issues like this that force developers to drastically alter the game in order to fit it into the console's memory budget.

There's also the gameplay factor. You'll find that PC exclusive games like Crysis and Battlefield 2 are very complex, and their control schemes illustrate that. PS3 and 360 controllers only have about 16 buttons. That doesn't leave a lot of room for controls for issuing squad orders or quickly cycling through weapons, or plotting points on your HUD's map.

That's why you'll hear a lot of PC gamers complain about our games being dumbed down for consoles, because they actually have to remove gameplay features in order to work with controllers.
Persistantthug  +   1830d ago
@Tehdaza......Actually quite a bit of what you said isn't quite the way you make it seem
First of all,
Scaling isn't as easy as you say, especially when as a developer you have to program your game(s) for literally thousands of different types of computer parts.

That's always been PC's strength, as well as one of its glaring weakness's....especially when said game doesn't work. That's a well known and common problem that you've experienced yourself, I'm sure....I have too.

Secondly,
All of those game features you mentioned can and do transpire in console games...In fact there are games that employ them right now.

The key word for the day regarding that: OPTION SCREENS.

And that's just one solution of dozens. Trust me...its not really rocket science.
BattleAxe  +   1830d ago
Dice is churning out so many games now, its no wonder the quality has gone down the tubes.
bobcostus  +   1830d ago
Way to jump on the bandwaggon. BC2 is a great game, you are just trolling.
RememberThe357  +   1830d ago
shovelface88
Have you played the Metal of Honor beta? It's a borefest.
BattleAxe  +   1830d ago
I earned 100% of the trophies on BC2 before the VIP DLC came out. I was bored of BC2 after the first month and a half. 8 maps and 4 game mode playable on certain maps isn't good enough.
gtamike  +   1830d ago
Battlefield 2 (PC) is the best Battlefield game, buy it if you have not played it!!!! :D
chak_  +   1830d ago
what panda said

that was my most anticipated title by far. I don't care anymore.

DICE ruined the battlefield franchise alone, hats off
muddy9494  +   1830d ago
As long as Battlefield 3 has planes on the console version, I am sold.
Darkstorn  +   1830d ago
Battlefield 1943 says 'Hi.'
SpaceFox  +   1830d ago
By planes, I'm assuming he means JETS. As in, supersonic fucking speed jets, with HUGE wide open maps to fly them in.
Kamikaze8  +   1830d ago
I hate these stupid exclusive betas that require you to buy a game. Seems to happen more often, started with Crackdown, then Splinter Cell, now this. Ugh.
muddy9494  +   1830d ago
Then again, they giveaway thousands of codes, so dont bother pre-ordering, just wait for codes.
xino  +   1830d ago
the fact is people who are paying for Gold and PSN+ are the ones to get into the Betas but they can't.

guess they are getting ripped off.
n00bs:P

I'll buy this game and still get into the tasty @ss beta, no need to pay extra for online.
HarryMonogenis  +   1830d ago
Whaaa?
Are they talking about Battlefield: Bad Company 3?
Nasseh  +   1830d ago
Sounds like they're talking about Battlefield 3, as in the sequel to PC exclusive Battlefield 2.
Crazyglues  +   1830d ago
@Nasseh NO! they are talking about Battlefield:Bad Company 3....
The beta will be for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360 and will take place within 12 months of Medal of Honor’s release date.

If you go to the site,- http://www.ea.com/1/beta it says for the beta that you Must be 18+. Xbox GOLD membership required for Xbox users. -So clearly this will also be on consoles...

So yes they are talking about B3 the third in the bad company series and it will be on all platforms... -sorry to burst the bubble, I know a lot of PC fans love that PC only Battlefield 2

But in this new generation it's hard to make the kind of money these studios need to re-coup if the game is just on one platform.. So you won't see that happening anymore... these days your game has to be on everything for it to do really well..

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hassi94  +   1830d ago
@Crazyglues
"they are talking about Battlefield:Bad Company 3."
"they are talking about B3 the third in the bad company series"

You're just completely wrong in every way.. They are talking about Battlefield 3. NOT Bad Company 3, this has nothing to do with the Bad Company series. Battlefield 3 was announced a bit over a month ago I believe but in no way has Battlefield: Bad Company 3 been announced.
Crazyglues  +   1829d ago
Oh really my bad...
@hassi94 I thought since it was coming to consoles.. they meant bad company 3...

oh then I'm lost, why is it coming out on consoles then???
muddy9494  +   1830d ago
No, Battlefield 3.
mrmcygan  +   1830d ago
Well this will boost sales for Medal of Honor
HarryMonogenis  +   1830d ago
They must of realised all the negativity regarding the Medal of Honor beta and pulled off this stunt..
Prcko  +   1830d ago
hmm i can't afford limited atm,but i hope i gonna get key on some another place!!!
N4BmpS  +   1830d ago
Ooooh so that's why they retraced their steps and made the Limited Edition for the 360.... I understand. Smart. They are the ones that did that right? Took back the Limited Edition exclusivity to the PS3?
Bigpappy  +   1830d ago
NO!
Ice Tea told me is sucks.
Microshock  +   1830d ago
NOOO. BF3 NEEDED TO BE A PC EXCLUSIVE. Ugh.
RememberThe357  +   1830d ago
I know!
Now it's coming to consoles and that's not going to affect the gaming experience at all, but it gives me a reason to complain about something. Totally sucks...

/s
bjornbear  +   1830d ago
lol
elitist prick.

"NOOO A GAME HAS TO BE ON PC BECAUSE IF ITS MADE FOR OTHER CONSOLES IT WILL SUCK"

HAH...fool, as if thats true =P blame the devs for making PC versions of games crap, not consoles =P
magicwalnuts  +   1829d ago
Elitist my ass
64 players, huge maps, jets, commander mode, tk voting, prone, and a quick command menu says this game will be totally gimped by it being on consoles. Get yourself educated and play some fucking video games BF2 is probably the greatest multiplayer shooter ever made and you can stil play it today and have a great time; 10 bucks on Steam, its that simple, and there's no way a game like that would work on the consoles. Precedence says though that Dice may make a console version of BF3 to address the limitations of the console and us PC users will get the sweet unadulterated Battlefield game we've been waiting so many years for.
bjornbear  +   1829d ago
sure
and all that can remain the same

I kno BF2 is amazing I've played it, but what the hell does that have to do with it coming out on consoles?

why can't it ? what on earth would that have to do with the PC version?

BF3 could easily be as amazing or more amazing than BF2 on PC and STILL make it to consoles.

thats where the elitism comes from, its stupid to assume just because it will come out on consoles that it suddenly sucks.

you people are so linear. a PC game can still be amazing, and yet make it to consoles (Dragon Age Origins)
the reason why this doesn't always happen is because dev's put PC as a back seat project (incorrectly), but thats the developers fault, not the console.

thats like blaming gun crimes on the guns =P its THE PEOPLE INVOLVED, just like with development of a multi-platform game.

if you can't grasp that concept, then you are simply now allowing yourself to, thus being elitist.

i wasn't saying elitist because of the quality. Hell I want BF3 to take as much out of PC as it can because I respect PC gamers as much as console gamers.

the hilarity of it all is that PC gamers sh!t all over consoles and console gamers FOR NO REASON (aside from the occasional stupid troll but even I sh!t on them)

why can't you people just admit it would be great if BF3 came out on PC, PS3 and 360 and be the best it can be ON ALL PLATFORMS? too hard? not for me, thats what I wish for,

but OOH i wish for it to be on PS3 and 360 I must be an idiot not a gamer /s
wwm0nkey  +   1830d ago
Sadly I will buy MoH for this also the single player for MoH could be good but I wont touch the MP until a few things are fixed.

Battlefield 3 is going to kick ass!
crematory  +   1830d ago
mmmmmmmm
this may be turn me to buy medal of honor
UNLOADEAD  +   1830d ago
Day1 Buy For Me Even Before They announced this
BubbleSystemSuck  +   1830d ago
PRE-ORDERED from AMAZON.
10U$D of Credit
Brklynty1  +   1830d ago
oh no..im not falling for this again
last time i pre ordered all i got was a crappy BS beta dont give me that "but its a beta BS" BC2 beta was miles better
S_C  +   1830d ago
This is not gonna to make buy MOH and cost me £40, ill jst preorder BF3 which i bet will have a beta code pre order bonus and then see what its like and will have cost me nothing
StarScream4Ever  +   1830d ago
wah....
But I thought.... it should be PC ex. But this... I don't know what is right now!
XactGamer  +   1830d ago
That's the problem EA you're asking people to actually buy Medal of Honor. You can package BF3, Crysis 2 or 3 and Madden 2010 through 2025 beta and I still wouldn't buy this game.
Prcko  +   1830d ago
Microshock
only blizzard doing pc exclusives,but that will change 2 very soon!
it's over with pc gaming,console is leading the market!
BX81  +   1830d ago
Hmm
Is this why BFBC2 can't get new maps because they r working on BF3?
RememberThe357  +   1830d ago
Because they're releasing Vietnam.
SSKILLZ  +   1830d ago
Day Freaking 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
il-mouzer  +   1830d ago
No more 64 player games, no more jets, nothing.

Read this on the official site.

"Beta offer is contingent on Beta availability within 12 months of Medal of Honor release"

^ IE: You will only get into the beta IF the beta becomes available within 12 months of MoH releasing. So if it's after sorry the offer is void.
lynch  +   1829d ago
??
i thought the limited edition was only on ps3
what happened there??
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chak_  +   1829d ago
FUCK YOU EA/DICE !

just that, fuck you, BF's dead
ultramoot  +   1829d ago
"BF3 is gonna be on consoles as well."

Well, at least now I know which game I'm NOT gonna buy.

R.I.P. - Battlefield
lugia 4000  +   1829d ago
Good one EA
Your beta sucks, and you putted an excuse to buy the game. Still, not doing it.

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