The heat of the battle intensifies today as DICE, and Electronic Arts Inc. studio announces two editions of Battlefield 3 and the unique pre-order items available at participating retailers in North America.
No new info here.
So, will there be 2 different editions at launch? Standard and Limited, limited being for those that didn't preorder.
I doubt it, have you ever seen another BC2 besides the Limited Edition, besides the Ultimate Edition? I would be shocked.
This special edition has been "unveiled" since the Back to Karkand pack was announced. Really old news.
How about EA unveils some Xbox 360 gameplay? Call me crazy but the Xbox 360 crowd is leading the pre orders on this game and we've yet to see a damn single screen shot or any footage. I give EA credit for suckering so many people with PC footage though, not many companies would be vile enough to try and trick the public. Get everyone all excited for the game by showing it on supped up, high end PC's that nobody actually owns. We've seen 1:27 worth of PS3 footage and some off camera blurry screen shots that looked less then impressive..... Get with the program. I'd definitely be more then worried if I pre ordered this game on a console and it's two months from launch and we've seen no footage.....yall are suckers.. Not even the beta PC footage has matched what EA showed early on.
You obviously didn't pre-order this game so why are you worried about it?
FUCK EA. They are pissing me off now. So the Back to Karkand map pack is going to be 15 dollars if you don't preorder or get the limited edition? How much is the limited edition if you don't preorder? A map pack for 15, sounds just like Activision now. I FUCKING WISH gaming never got so popular. This generation of xbox and playstation is a fucking joke. 60 dollar games, online fees/subscriptions, map packs for 10 and 15 fucking dollars, horse armor, servers shutting down and stopping MP from working. Greed is fucking ruining gaming man. I'm so tired of this.
-Servers shutting down is new this gen? -PSN is a completely free online service. -Why don't you just pre-order the game and get the map pack for free? I agree with your complaint of the $15 price point though. I fail to see how greed is "ruining gaming".
Yes, servers are being shut down which causes EVERYONE to be unable to play MP. I am talking about credential servers, not dedicated. Last gen had hardly any games (if any) that were dependent on more than just XBL. What I mean by that is like the recent shutdown of many EA games. The game needs BOTH XBL/PSN working AND EA credential servers running or you get no MP. One of the great things about software is it doesn't degrade, yet companies put in artificial mechanics so your game can't work the way it used to. And it is being done for money's sake. I didn't say PSN. But they still have PSN+ which blocks you from some things which have been free in the past. XBL is even worse. Why do I have to pre-order? Why can't I want till reviews? Oh yea, so they get their money. No shit I can pre-order, it is made worse I can't even preorder from the place I want (steam). Now we have companies pulling anti-competitive moves (EA being both a content owner and content provider [Origin] and then BLOCKING "competition" by not letting the consumer get the game from their platform of choice) trying to make even more money artificially. If you can't see how it is ruining gaming, you have little clue of gaming from 80's and 90's and early 2000. Or you just plain don't mind paying for things that were once free or over paying for things.
I guess the only thing new is they are confirming the Physical Warfare pack is what GameStop is offering. Everything else is old news.
if console gamers actually think that battlefield 3 will look as good as the pc counterpart then they are horribly misguided.
And what does that have to do with Pre-order bonusses/rip-offs? Go stick your d*ck in a USB port if you love your PC so much, but don't go here and troll. I know I actually shouldn't react to comments like yours, but I couldn't help myself. This PC vs Console war stuff is getting annoying! OT: So I won't be able to get the special Dogtags? (or maybe even the SpecAct, since this newspost doesn't comment on it, but does on the Karkand pack and PW pack). What BS. Not that Dogtags are so important, but why not just give it to everyone? Or at least to all pre-orders? You're getting my money EA, why should it matter were I buy the game?
Sorry, he wasn't trolling, but seriously reacting to someone. My bad. (for some reason I can't edit my post so i'll do it this way)
I just received an email from EA thanking me for participating in the Alpha and offering me a special package if I purchase through Origin (thru 07 August): Buying BF3 for $59.99 includes the following: - Free game: Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 or MOH - Open Beta access for September - Pre-load capabilities - Physical Warfare package - Back to Karkand - Battlefield Play4Free Items (870 Combat Shotgun, Beret) Looks like Origin will be getting my money after all. (although I do prefer Steam) Anybody else receive this?
Just purchased and to all who care, my free game (Dead Space 2) was immediately available for download. Total purchase including tax = $63.95 (will be charged on 25 October).
my comment was directed at raven,anyways pc is better than consoles in my opinion but consoles do have the better games but you didn't have to be a butthole about it yeah i only play on pc but i can see the worth that consoles have.
I that case, I apologise. It was not clear to who you were replying, so it just looked like you were trolling. Sorry. Maybe next time reply to the person you're responding to, or put @-username- at the beginning of your message. :)
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