Player Affinity writes: "The true ancestor to Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company, came out in June 2008. So it has been just over three years for this current iteration of Battlefield. The original Counter-Strike came out in June 1999. Not counting the beta phases, it has been around for 12 years. That is right, if Counter-Strike were a child, he would be almost done elementary school. Battlefield has not even entered Kindergarten yet."