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Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:40 am UTC

PC Mag wrote:"Battlefield 3" is slated for release this fall and is currently available for pre-order. Details about the Limited Edition set, however, are still unknown and will be revealed around the Game Developers Conference, which kicks off February 28 in San Francisco.


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Overview:
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-Name: Battlefield 3
-Publisher: EA/Digital Illusions CE
-Release Date: 25 October 2011
-Beta Test Date: September 2011 (Via E3)
-Predecessor (Canon): Battlefield 2 (PC)
-Predecessor (Release): BF: Bad Company 2 (PC/ PS3/ 360)


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Platform(s)/Requirements:
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-Platforms: PC, PS3, XBox 360

-Requirements (PC):
++2GHz Dual Core Processor
++2GB RAM
++Graphics Cards:
*****NVIDIA - DirectX 10, 512MB RAM
*****ATI - DirectX 10.1, 512MB RAM
++OS: Windows Vista SP2 (32 Bit)
++Sound Card: DirectX 10 Compliant

++EA Origin (Both Download and Disk Copy)


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Details:
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-Engine: Frostbite 2.0 Game Engine (Destructible Environments) Update: PC Only NEW
++Dynamic Lighting
++Deferred Rendering
++Ambient Audio
++Shockwave effects (earthquakes, snapping cables, building collapses, shattered glass, etc)

-Battlelog (Track stats, communicate with other players)
++No cost, as opposed to CoD Elite

-Beta Test: Invite by 12 Oct 2011 (for Medal Of Honor purchasers)
-Multiplayer Test: E3 Exclusive

-Vehicles:
++Fighter Jet
++AH-6 (Little Bird, Get That Wire Cut Trailer)
++F/A-18 (Hornet, Composite Trailer)
++Up-Armoured 1151 (HMMWV, Bad Part of Town Trailer)
++LAV-25 (Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Composite Trailer)
++M1A2 (Abrams Main Battle Tank, Composite Trailer)

-Abilities:
++Prone
++Buddy Drag (Drag wounded from combat)
++Kill Cam

-Weapons:
++Muzzle Flash
++Vapor Trace (Airborne GSR)

++M-240B (Fitted with Eotech 551 Holographic Site, Get That Wire Cut Trailer)
++M-249 (Operation Metro Demo)
++M16A4 (Carried by Marine, Bad Part of Town Trailer)
++M4A1 (SSg Black's Weapon, Bad Part of Town Trailer)
++AKS-74U (Operation Metro Demo)
++SR-25D (Operation Metro Demo)
++M136 AT4 (Anti-Tank, Good Effect on Target Trailer)
++M2HB ("Ma Deuce", Thunder Run Tank Trailer)
++M134 (A-10 Minigun, Thunder Run Tank Trailer)

++DAO12 Shotgun (Exclusive Weapons Pack Announcement)
++Type88 LMG (Exclusive Weapons Pack Announcement)
++SKS Sniper Rifle (Exclusive Weapons Pack Announcement)


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Singleplayer:
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-Details:
++Timeframe: 2014
++Play as US Troop in Iraq, Iran
++OPFOR: Insurgency known as People's Liberation Movement (PLM)

++New Characters (Does not feature BC / BC2 Characters)
++Player Character(s)
****SSg Black
****Cpl Miller

++Quicktime events (in certain spots)

++NPC Movements:
***Abandon "gliding" movements
***Specific motions for covering, turning, etc
***Reacts to nearby events


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Multiplayer:
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-Details:
++Online only, no splitscreen
++Dedicated Servers
++Squad Support (More than 4 players per squad)
++Commanders Spot (Hinted, shifted around)
++Battlelog (Online Stats Tracker)

-Game Modes:
++Team Deathmatch
++Conquest
++Rush

-4 Weapons Classes:
++Soldier (Assault Rifle, Medic Pack)
++Engineer (M4, Flashlight, Repair Vehicles, AT Launcher)
++Support (LMG, Ammo Pack)
*****Can Mount Weapons to terrain (Stabilize Weapon)
++Recon (Sniper Rifle, UAV)
*****Can Place Spawn Points
-Each Weapon has 3 upgrades
-Flashlight can blind other players when shone in eyes
-Sniper accuracy reduced when firing from hip
-Suppressive fire (firing near enemy w/ machine gun) awards points to squad score
-Suppressive fire reduces enemies accuracy and blurs screen slightly

-Maps (Multiplayer):
++New York Map (Official Name not available)
++Operation Metro (Paris Map)
++Sulaymaniyah Map (Official Name not available)
++Tehran map (Official Name not available)
++Operation Metro (Location not known)

-DLC (Multiplayer):
++Back To Karkand Map Pack (Free with Pre-order)
***4 Maps from BF2
^^^^Strike at Karkand
^^^^Gulf of Oman
^^^^Sharqi Peninsula
^^^^Wake Island
***Weapons from BF2
^^^^DAO12 Shotgun
^^^^Type88 LMG
^^^^SKS SNiper Rifle
***Vehicles from BF2 (Vehicle info not available)
***Release Date: 1 Month after BF3 release

-PC Specific:
++Max Players: 64
++Designed for PC, Ported to Consoles
++No current mod tools (Due to Frostbite Engine)

-Console Specific:
++Max Players: 24


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Bugs / Glitches NEW
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PC V1.0:
-Graphics issues (see below for current fix) NEW
-Return to default settings NEW
-Server connection error - Problems with ISP. Use a VPN to fix issue. NEW


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Miscellaneous:
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-Pre-ordering unlocks content in BF Play4Free


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Rumors:
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-Release Date: Q3 2011
-Release Date: Nov 2, 2011 (Via CVG)
-Campaign Length - =~ 12 Hours
-Commander Role unlikely to return

-Minimum Requirements (PCGames.de):
++Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or Equivalent
++Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900 GPU with 256MB of graphics memory.
++OS: Windows XP With Service Pack 3


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Trailers:
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-Debut Trailer(Teaser 1)
-Second Trailer(Teaser 2)
-Singleplayer Teaser 1 (Bad Part of Town, Fault Line Series)
-Singleplayer Teaser 2 (Good Effect on Target, Fault Line Series)
-Singleplayer Teaser 3 (Get That Wire Cut, Fault Line Series)
-Singleplayer Teaser 4 - 12 Minute Video (Composite Vid, Fault Line Series)
-E3 Demo VIdeo (Operation Metro)
-Thunder Run Tank Trailer
-Frostbite 2 Engine Features Trailer
-Back To Karkand PWN3D Special
-Fault Line Gameplay on Late Show With Jimmy Fallon - Video
-Fault Line Trailer With Commentary
-E3 Press Release Video
-Release Trailer NEW

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Other Sources:
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-Teaser Release
-Game Informer March 2011 Issue (Print or digital print only)
-12 Minute Video Release
-IMFDB
-Commander Role Removal Review
-Play4Free Article
-Back To Karkand Article
-Exclusive Weapons Release Announcement
-Rumored PC Requirements Article
-Multiplayer Article
-E3 Release Date Announcement
-E3 Announcement Article (Gamespot)
-E3 Multiplayer Review 1
-E3 Multiplayer Review 2
-Battlelog Article
-Multiplayer Review 3
-Battlelog Article 2
-System Requirements
-Recon Class Article

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Edit: Please note that I'll update these into the above list (Spoiler-ed) for quicker reviewing, and will contain a NEW tag to the right of them.

Resolution Fix, Courtesy of Obby. NEW
Spoiler:
Obby wrote:I don't have any suggestions on how to fix it, but just know that you are not alone. It's happened to me once, but luckily it fixed itself after the first try. The forums are loaded with people with the same problem.

And that's not the only issue, either. I think the full release has more bugs in it than the beta did, to be honest. I have a different issue that I thankfully have a workaround for.

I can't change any of my settings without the game losing its shit and resetting everything to a lower resolution at 1.1MHz refresh rate. Fucking thing is gonna destroy my monitor if it keeps trying that. It doesn't matter what setting I adjust, as soon as I hit "Save" or "Back" or whatever and try to save my changes, the game does this. Fortunately, there's a config file where you can manually change the settings, they're just confusing to find. But in there I can reset the refresh rate to 60Hz and it all seems to be fine. I'll just live with the current fucked-up-ness and low graphics quality until they patch it... (please please let them patch it soon)

If anyone is having this issue as well and wants to try this workaround (or even is having a different issue and wants to see if this fixes it) you can navigate to C:\Users\<your login name for Windows>\My Documents\Battlefield 3\settings (I think) then open up in Notepad the file that has "profile" in the name. Do a ctrl+F for "hertz" and change that value to whatever your monitor's refresh rate is (the field name is something like GstRender.RefreshHertz or something like that). If you're having the same issue as me, that field will be set to "11386253" or something like that. If you're having a different issue, there are plenty of other fields to fuck with.

Also: make sure you back up that file before you start messing with it.


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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby WraithXt1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:42 am UTC

I still play BF2: Project Reality on a weekly basis, so this will be a day 1 purchase for me.

I really hope they allow users to run their own dedicated servers and provide mod tools for developers. If I can run a server here in Japan, expect one up on release day.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:47 am UTC

That would be nice. If EA/DICE do what they did in BF2 with the ranked servers though, you would have to rent a server from EA for members to rank up - in game. It's also unlikely that they'll have this for the console versions though.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby WraithXt1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:42 pm UTC

Either way, expect a BF3 server in Tokyo for PC gamers!

Looks like the consoles are really showing their age at this piont. They obviously just dont have the capacity to run the latest games at decent framerate.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

WraithXt1 wrote:Either way, expect a BF3 server in Tokyo for PC gamers!

Looks like the consoles are really showing their age at this piont. They obviously just dont have the capacity to run the latest games at decent framerate.


I see it as a double edged sword. While I may be able to get better graphics on a PC, game manufacturers are going to prefer the consoles for programming due to the uniformity of the systems, as well as the move of mainstream players to said systems, which in turn affects the PC games produced, as well as the player base of those games.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Obby » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:02 pm UTC

I loved loved loved Battlefield 2. This will very likely be a release day purchase for me. I loved flying the jets, and ended up being really good with the Mig...
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:05 pm UTC

Obby wrote:I loved loved loved Battlefield 2. This will very likely be a release day purchase for me. I loved flying the jets, and ended up being really good with the Mig...


People still play... If you update to 1.50 (have special forces? Ask me about the install order-its funky), there's ~500 Ranked servers, and over 1000 total servers still.

And I can still pilot the Huey pretty damned well, but could never pilot the jets correctly.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Obby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:28 am UTC

F117Landers wrote:
Obby wrote:I loved loved loved Battlefield 2. This will very likely be a release day purchase for me. I loved flying the jets, and ended up being really good with the Mig...


People still play... If you update to 1.50 (have special forces? Ask me about the install order-its funky), there's ~500 Ranked servers, and over 1000 total servers still.

And I can still pilot the Huey pretty damned well, but could never pilot the jets correctly.


Heh, it was the opposite for me. I had a much harder time in the helicopters (any of them) than in the jets.

I do still own the game and its various expansions, but unfortunately I no longer have the CDs or the CD key, so I don't think I'll be playing it any time soon.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:11 am UTC

It's easier when you use the arrow keys instead of the mouse to pilot. Hopefully, they don't mess with the piloting controls to much with bf3.

As for the expansion packs, they were included free in update 1.50, so no need. If you registered your game on EA.com, just logon and pull your game key.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:05 am UTC

Unfortunately I'll have to play this on my Xbox 360. Stupid realities of budget.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Menacing Spike » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:11 pm UTC

DirectX 11


Meh. Why are they cutting themselves from all the xp users? That sounds... immensely stupid.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:03 am UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:
DirectX 11


Meh. Why are they cutting themselves from all the xp users? That sounds... immensely stupid.

Because Windows XP is a comparatively terrible operating system that is becoming less and less relevant in computer gaming? By the Steam Hardware Survey, Vista and 7 are installed on over thrice as many computers as XP. By the time Battlefield 3 arrives, it will be even less relevant.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:21 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
Menacing Spike wrote:
DirectX 11


Meh. Why are they cutting themselves from all the xp users? That sounds... immensely stupid.

Because Windows XP is a comparatively terrible operating system that is becoming less and less relevant in computer gaming? By the Steam Hardware Survey, Vista and 7 are installed on over thrice as many computers as XP. By the time Battlefield 3 arrives, it will be even less relevant.

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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:52 pm UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
Menacing Spike wrote:
DirectX 11


Meh. Why are they cutting themselves from all the xp users? That sounds... immensely stupid.

Because Windows XP is a comparatively terrible operating system that is becoming less and less relevant in computer gaming? By the Steam Hardware Survey, Vista and 7 are installed on over thrice as many computers as XP. By the time Battlefield 3 arrives, it will be even less relevant.



I wouldn't call XP terrible, but rather outdated in terms of Operating Systems. With the majority of computers now running Vista or 7, and with the new multi-core processors, Isn't it time that we moved away from DirectX 9.0?

I for one am glad that BF3 will use DirectX 11.

EDIT: Gameplay Footage. Looks pretty awesome already.
EDIT2: March Edition of Game Informer features 6 page spread on BF3. Will post details at the top.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:14 am UTC

I said comparatively. I would never want to go back to it from Windows 7, or even Vista for that matter.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby el_cheato » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:37 pm UTC

I honestly prefer directX 9 over 11. I will gladly take a steady framerate over photorealistic graphics any day.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby thecommabandit » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:42 pm UTC

I like how they call it a gameplay trailer when the most you ever see of any contiguous section is a second.

Amnesiasoft wrote:I said comparatively. I would never want to go back to it from Windows 7, or even Vista for that matter.

Me too.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:06 pm UTC

Still no multiplayer videos... but there is this.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby big boss » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:22 am UTC

cod clone...
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Obby » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:59 pm UTC

big boss wrote:cod clone...


I dunno, that might be true. To be honest, I don't really care. Single player is not what draws me to the Battlefield series (and considering it didn't even have a campaign at all until the Bad Company series...). I've owned Bad Company 2 since it released and I have yet to load up a single player campaign.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Xeio » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

el_cheato wrote:I honestly prefer directX 9 over 11. I will gladly take a steady framerate over photorealistic graphics any day.
Is this a joke post? I can't tell.

You know that you can turn settings down or, you know, upgrade your computer hardware right? I can easily get well over a "playable" framerate on even max settings on games with DX11.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby MisterCheif » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:07 pm UTC

Obby wrote:
big boss wrote:cod clone...


I dunno, that might be true. To be honest, I don't really care. Single player is not what draws me to the Battlefield series (and considering it didn't even have a campaign at all until the Bad Company series...). I've owned Bad Company 2 since it released and I have yet to load up a single player campaign.


Battlefield 2 on the Xbox had a campaign, though it seemed more like a long tutorial and training for online (that I didn't finish).

And I have to say, Bad Company 2's campaign is quite good. It is darker than BC1's, but the humor of BC1 is still there.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby The Scyphozoa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:54 pm UTC

MisterCheif wrote:
Obby wrote:
big boss wrote:cod clone...


I dunno, that might be true. To be honest, I don't really care. Single player is not what draws me to the Battlefield series (and considering it didn't even have a campaign at all until the Bad Company series...). I've owned Bad Company 2 since it released and I have yet to load up a single player campaign.


Battlefield 2 on the Xbox had a campaign, though it seemed more like a long tutorial and training for online (that I didn't finish).

And I have to say, Bad Company 2's campaign is quite good. It is darker than BC1's, but the humor of BC1 is still there.

Good as a story/thing to watch, yes. Fun/engaging to play, no. I do not like being constantly interrupted by cutscenes. It just doesn't have a good flow of gameplay.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby c0smic » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 pm UTC

I really enjoyed BFBC2, so I WILL be getting this day of for the PC. Played Battlefield 2 a while back, still have it but haven't put it in recently...

I thought the campaigns for the Bad Company series were good and all, but like what MisterChief said it really did feel more like a stretched out tutorial of sorts. I did like the flashbacks to WWII in BC2 though, thought it was an interesting twist to the campaign. And I don't think there'll be any problem with more attention being spent on the campaign than the multiplayer. The team for developing this game is what? Two times the size of the team that made BC2?
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Obby » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 pm UTC

For those of you interested in single player (or simply a tech demo of what the game may look like at release), another episode has been released.
The story so far:
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:33 pm UTC

New clip

12 Minute trailer to be released April 17th.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:58 pm UTC

12 Minute Trailer - Contains Language, Violence

Video is a composite of previous teasers with missing sections filled. Some more teasers have been added.

Edit: Game info updated with new details (Top of Page).
Edit2: Commander Role unlikely to return Based on March Game Informer Q & A
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Stellazira » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:37 pm UTC

BF3 looks awesome. I've put a lot of hours into BC2 and I really enjoy it (when there isn't any helicopter spawn camping).

Jeez, my wallet is really going to hurt this year. Lol.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby H2SO4 » Sun May 01, 2011 6:27 am UTC

Dat Frostbite 2.0 engine.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Fri May 13, 2011 10:09 pm UTC

DICE revealed maps in Back to Karkand Pack:

Strike at Karkand
Gulf of Oman
Sharqi Peninsula
Wake Island


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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Stellazira » Fri May 13, 2011 10:34 pm UTC

Neat.

F117Landers wrote:
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They're going to change the spawn points now, right? Knowing where the spawns are would be a spawn-camper's dream. :evil: :P

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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Obby » Fri May 13, 2011 11:53 pm UTC

Oh my god, I am so pumped for this game. Shame it's still so far away, BC2 just isn't cutting it anymore.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby collegestudent22 » Sat May 14, 2011 8:54 am UTC

WraithXt1 wrote:Looks like the consoles are really showing their age at this piont. They obviously just dont have the capacity to run the latest games at decent framerate.


Is there console footage? I mean, this will be a Day 1 purchase for me for the Xbox 360 either way, as I prefer it to PC controls for shooters. (Heh, I grew up with analog sticks, and I'm sticking with it.) I'm just not sure what you are basing the "showing their age" thing on.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby JamesP » Sat May 14, 2011 12:28 pm UTC

Consoles are massively underpowered in comparison to modern gaming PCs. For slightly cheaper than an XBox360 I bought a gaming PC (well, parts for one because I had a case, motherboard and RAM) that can run Arma2 at full graphics, draw distance and with thousands of AI units fighting each other in over an area large than the Isle of Wight. An XBox would take one look at that and RRod/Seppuku itself.

I've been out of the Battlefield series since 'Nam- I hope to god I can fly helicopters as well now as I could then. I didn't have an internet connection for months after I got it so all I did was practice trick flying on LAN with my friends. Flying a huey alongside a patrol boat that's under fire and about to die whilst the crew jumped aboard was awesome.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Stellazira » Sat May 14, 2011 5:28 pm UTC

I think the consoles when they were released were as good/better than PCs but since you can upgrade PCs easily that didn't last for long. I have a PS3 and games look absolutely gorgeous and if that's one of the things you're looking for it doesn't matter what you're gaming on really.

I'd prefer it if this thread didn't turn into a PC vs Xbox vs PS3 thread to be honest. There are the Battlefield forums if you really want to get into that. :P

I want more sexy videos! :lol:
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby collegestudent22 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

JamesP wrote:Consoles are massively underpowered in comparison to modern gaming PCs. For slightly cheaper than an XBox360 I bought a gaming PC (well, parts for one because I had a case, motherboard and RAM) that can run Arma2 at full graphics, draw distance and with thousands of AI units fighting each other in over an area large than the Isle of Wight. An XBox would take one look at that and RRod/Seppuku itself.


I don't doubt that. (Well, a little, I just built a PC with a quad-core specifically so that it would be more powerful than the 360's triple-core, and the CPU alone cost almost $100.) What I doubt is that these "intense graphic improvements" from running at full graphics capability even make that much of a difference. It isn't like comparing Crysis to the Xbox 360 games anymore. Sure it looks a little better (depending on the game in question - some of the game engines themselves are somewhat old), but we are quickly reaching a plateau in terms of photo-realism and graphical power.

You aren't really talking about games "showing their age" like Halo 1 does when compared to Halo Reach. The consoles aren't sitting back in 8-bit land, while the PC has moved on to 16-bit quality. (relative comparison) The difference is increasingly minor, such that the consoles can output in 720p, which looks pretty good. (And to those of us that need pretty strong glasses, the difference between the versions looks like mere lighting differences and minor aliasing on the consoles.)
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat May 14, 2011 9:45 pm UTC

It's not a matter of how good the graphics look on consoles, it's a matter of how much the developers are willing to downgrade the graphics on consoles in the name of performance. The Xbox 360 can't even handle it's own version of Crysis 2 at times.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby F117Landers » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:24 am UTC

Added new information, as indicated in top portion by NEW tags.

Anyone heading to E3, or have information from the event?
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Xeio » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:49 am UTC

Hrmmm, so what's everyone thinking about Origin and it's exclusive content? I'm glad to see competition to steam, particularly if it actually raises awareness of why exclusivity sucks. Though most of what I've seen is "but steamworks is good, anything by EA is bad", so I guess fat chance of that cognitive dissonance going away.
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Re: Battlefield 3

Postby Ortus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:41 pm UTC

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I dunno, that might be true. To be honest, I don't really care. Single player is not what draws me to the Battlefield series (and considering it didn't even have a campaign at all until the Bad Company series...). I've owned Bad Company 2 since it released and I have yet to load up a single player campaign.



Yeah, anyone who mentions 'CoD clone' seriously to my face will lose any respect I may have for their reasoning and other intemallectual skills.

BF1942 had a campaign, but it was an episodic campaign than something out of cinema like Bad Company or Modern Warfare. If you look at the structure and progression through each games story, the word 'campaign' thematically fits the BF1942 story far better than something like Bad Company or Modern Warfare - so to say Battlefield didn't have a campaign until Bad Company? Sorry, I can't agree with that.
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