Archive for August, 2011

Weekly news 8/11/2011

Welcome to another week of news! With just 74 days until Battlefield 3 launching more details emerge including a new online pass system for consoles. A pass system is where consumers will have to fork up another $5 or $10 to be able to play online and to get the features of playing online. A good example is Xbox Live vs. PSN. Before Playstation Plus, PSN was completely free (unless your downloading DLCs) but now it seems that any thing online not just PSN or Xbox will be leaning towards having to pay for online services. Companies will be doing this because they lose so much on used game sales. The company that makes any game will not make any profit from a used game sale. In my opinion, Online, on the next generation of consoles whether it be Playstation 4, The next Xbox Console, the Wii-U or even mobile gaming will not be free.

Map Sizes for Battlefield 3:

Maps on Console will be 70-80% the size of PC maps and console maps will be around the same sized from Bad Company 2. The reason that Dice will be making the maps smaller on console is because there are only max 24 players on console compared to 64 players on PC. So the big question is, if a map is small how will jets be able to fly in such a small space?

“The biggest difference between the PC and console version of Battlefield 3 is that we have 64 players on PC and 24 players maximum on console. The rest is more or less the same: we use the same engine, the same technology, the same animation system, the same lighting system. Our aim is to give the player the exact same experience and not try to dumb down the console version.”

Call of Duty news:

If you haven’t seen it already, the survival mode trailer is out for Modern Warfare 3. I won’t go into much detail but I will just say it, it looks the same as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2. It’s just a map pack in my opinion that costs 60 dollars. Here is the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.

And the new Black Ops zombie map pack trailer

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PTFO and Somalian hunger relief effort

If you are not already aware of FPS (First person saviors) it is a charity event that is introduced by Don’t Revive me Bro, Quantic media, Daniel Matros and Battlefieldo. All money made from the event will be donated to GamersOutreach, a legit organization (so your money doesn’t go to something BS) that will provide food for the starving citizens of Somalia. In Somalia almost 1/3 of the country is starving and they need your help. For a full 24 hours, i3d.net (A premier world wide server provider) will be hosting Bad Company 2 servers for PC from Saturday August 6th at 9am GMT to Sunday August 7th at 9am GMT for us to play on with some of the best Bad Company 2 players (like gamers from DCRU). With your help we can help the people in Somalia by donating just a small amount to this event. If you have Bad Company 2 on PC you will be able to play on the servers and maybe if you can, donate money to help end hunger in Somalia.

If you didn’t read it…

Here are details for pre-ordering Battlefield 3. Enjoy!

Read it here

BREAKDOWN OF ALL PRE-ORDER ITEMS FOR BATTLEFIELD 3
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
What it is: An entire themed expansion pack the size of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
Where to get: You will be eligible to download this expansion pack (once it is released) if you pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition at Origin or at any retailer all over the world.
Available: The release date of Back to Karkand is not yet announced. This expansion pack is not on the disc and is not available on the launch date of the base game. Everyone (pre-orderers and those who buy it separately) will be able to start playing Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at the same date.
Cost: At no extra charge with every pre-order of Battlefield 3: Limited Edition. You will be able to buy it separately for $14,99 if you don’t pre-order (release date not yet announced).
More info: In this blog post.

Physical Warfare Pack
What it is: A set of three time-based exclusive items and one early weapon unlock for Battlefield 3.
Where to get: By pre-ordering Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin (digital download PC only) or at select retailers all over the world.
Available: Day 1 if you pre-order. You will get access to this content at no extra charge at a later date if you don’t pre-order (date to be announced)
Cost: At no extra charge with your pre-order at Origin and select retailers.
More info: In this blog post.

SPECACT Kit Upgrade
What it is: A set of 8 multiplayer skins, one for each class and side in Battlefield 3.
Where to get: At select retailers all over the world when you pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition.
Available: Day 1.
Cost: At no extra charge with your pre-order at select retailers.

Dog Tag Pack
What it is: A set of 10 unique in-game dog tags to choose from. Dog tags in Battlefield 3 serve as your in-game signature, displayed on screen every time you defeat an enemy. You can also claim the dog tag of your enemies via skillful stealth knife takedowns. This pre-order exclusive pack gives you 10 unique dog tag designs to complement the standard range in the game.
Where to get: At select retailers all over the world when you pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition.
Available: Day 1.
Cost: At no extra charge with your pre-order at select retailers.
More info: In this blog post.

Avatar Battlefield 3 Gear
What it is: Battlefield 3 gear for your console avatar.
Where to get: At select retailers all over the world when you pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition.
Available: Day 1.
Cost: At no extra charge with your pre-order at select retailers.

Shotgun and Beret for Battlefield Play4Free
What it is: An 870S shotgun and a beret for in-game use in our play-for-free title Battlefield Play4Free.
Where to get: By pre-ordering Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin.
Available: Day 1.
Cost: At no extra charge with your pre-order on Origin.
More info: In this blog post.

48 Hour Early Access to the Open Beta
What it is: A 2 day (48 hours) early access to the Battlefield 3 Open Beta starting in September 2011.
Where to get: By pre-ordering the digital download PC version of Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin or by being a first-hand Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Medal of Honor: Tier 1 Edition player.
Available: 48 hours before the Open Beta goes public for everyone.

Bad Company 2 gameplay now on my channel

If you’re interested in seeing some Bad Company 2 gameplay, subscribe to my channel (link in the side bar). I will be posting many different games but mostly Bad Company 2 and Halo: Reach until the release of Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Halo 4.

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