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BF3blog offers some insight and clarification in the recent Battlefield 3 boycott

BF3blog: "The boycott of Battlefield 3 by gamers is partly due to EA's DLC policy, but the biggest reason is EA's lack of clarity on the whole DLC/Pre-order/Limited Edition offering"

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Shackdaddy8362350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Honestly the stuff offered as exclusives really isn't that great. LMG sucks in every BF game, flechette ammo is only good if you know the guy is behind a wall and you're right next to the wall with a shotgun (something that would happen once in like 25 games), flash suppressor hides your flash (ya, like that's really important). I doubt anyone will ever use this stuff...

Actually, this makes me a little excited because if they are willing to give out region exclusives then that must mean they have a ton of unlockable stuff.

Rearden2350d ago

But it's still kinda frustrating to know that you can only have a certain gun by pre-order at a certain store. You can't buy them later on as DLC or unlock them by playing.

ZBlacktt2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Go do some research to find out just how many Dev's have done this with their own games. It's nothing new at all. Heck, recall RDR gave out 3 different types of preorder bonues items depending on where you bought the game from. People are making such a big deal over this. All for nothing more then feeding the drama. Anybody can go preorder this for $5. Otherwise people are just crying for nothing.

Rearden2350d ago

@ZBlacktt: True, but just because everyone is doing it, it doesn't make it less frustrating for gamers.

BISHOP-BRASIL2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Not everyone is in a region where the store who holds the pre-order bonus is present and usually they don't make the content readily available to those markets, which means all those people are unable to have the full game.

Also there's a lot of people who prefer to buy their games digitally (in case of PC gamers), don't have the said store in their neighborhood or city (should someone be forced to drive to another city to buy the complete game they could buy in their city? And we know a lot of people don't trust online retailers) or simply prefer to buy on another store where they have credit for discounts.

I agree that usually the pre-order bonus aren't major stuff by any means, you can totally skip those without ever missing them. But don't change the fact that this policy only helps retailers, not gamers.

ZBlacktt2350d ago

When gamer's want something. They know how to get it. Even making Euro and JPN PSN accounts.

Or like every other game ever put out like this. Watch, ebay, Craigslist and so on. They will all be popping up within the coming weeks after it's release.

BISHOP-BRASIL2349d ago

@ZBlacktt

Yes, you can do that, deal with expensive importation mailing and taxes as well as the online seller on e-bay or craiglist feels like profiting and a 60 dollars pre-order become... What? An up to 200 thousand dollars game for those "who want it". Isn't that cool?

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consolez_FTW2350d ago

I don't see what the big deal is. If you want the exclusive dlc that much just order it from the store that offers it. It's not like having that exclusive dlc will make you a better player.

topekomsi2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Sometimes the "store that offers it" isn't right down the block, road or highway. They should atleast release it "to buy" online.

Rearden2350d ago

Agree. Or the "exclusive" items could be items that can be unlocked later one, but if you pre-order at that store, you get the items earlier on.

MARKUS_MAX1MUS2350d ago

What if that store happens to be in another country?

ambientFLIER2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

K...so now that BF3 fans are boycotting the game, is it ok to like MW3 again or do we hate them both??? Someone tell me so I can fit in and bash what I'm supposed to bash!

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