BF3 "M" Rating explained - Nuclear Bomb threatening Paris

Battlefieldo writes:

In a recent Interview with, EA explained why Battlefield 3 received a Mature Rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in North America. This is roughly the equivalent to a rating of 18 years in other Countrys. The reason for this is a singleplayer mission where you have to shoot at the police. EA justifies this by saying that there is a nuclear bomb located in Paris which otherwise threatens to explode.

EA said to Eurogamer:

“If you put the player in front of a choice where they can do good things or bad things, they will do bad things, go dark side – because people think it’s cool to be naughty, they won’t be caught.”

“We have to build our experiences so we don’t put the player in experiences where they can do bad things.”

In response, EA issued Eurogamer the following statement:

“I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation. For God’s sake, there is a nuke in Paris! Millions of lives are at stake!!”

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Mozilla892565d ago

Hmm.. might want either put spoiler in the heading or change the title all together. I didn't really want to know this piece of information till I found out in the game.

Kleptic2565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

well its not like they gave much away...We knew there were at least a mission or two in paris just from trailers...

and a nuke in Paris...French Army no where to be found as they immediately surrendered...Allied forces gladly firing on French police, as they are simply 'in the way'...

thats not a spoiler...thats just reality har har...

jokes aside, as soon as I saw the Eiffel Tower in previews and trailers, i pretty much figured Paris was threatened by terrorism to some degree...

Mozilla892564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

Fair enough, I already knew about Paris but didn't need to know about the nuke. I even avoided playing the beta so it doesn't spoil playing the finished article.

Kleptic2564d ago

I agree with that...considering they've shown next to nothing as far as the single player's story...its surprising DICE even said that...

and the beta would have only shown you what BF3's multiplayer looks like...with zero polish, and a lot of bugs...somehow it was still awesome though...

ApoK2565d ago

^^^ This. Author of this article is a penis.

mrmancs2565d ago

french gonna get blown up? lol... where next pakistan? lmao *fingers crossed* oops i failed at dis level... :P

capcock2565d ago

It's rated M cause it has directx11 support! :D

Pikajew2564d ago

It's a war game with killing, of course it will be rated M