Summary: In Battlefield 3 , players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.
Excerpt: With its open beta running across all three platforms--PC, PS3, and Xbox 360-- got everyone talking about the upcoming game's multiplayer modes. Not all of that buzz was positive, either, but the series' track record as the standard for large scale online multiplayer combat affords the game some leeway. Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach acknowledged this, and told a group of assembled media, "the core of any Battlefield is multiplayer.
Battlefield 3 (BF3) System Build Guide - What you need to succeed
3 October 2011
Excerpt: If you have been visiting PC Perspective at all over the last week there is no doubt you have seen a lot of discussion about the currently running Battlefield 3 beta. We posted an article looking at performance of several different GPUs in the game and then followed it up with a look at older cards like the GeForce 9800 GT . We did a live stream of some PC Perspective staff playing BF3 with readers and fans, showed off and tested the locked Caspian Border map and even...
Excerpt: We got hold of the PC version and downloaded it digitally from Origin, the EA store. A common things used in literature and movies and game story telling is the flashbacks and flash-forwards. It is used with good results in Battlefield 3 The game rockets the player into action right from the start and then jumps around time to tell the rest of the story, sometimes from the view of other key players in the battles that take place, often with exciting results.
Battlefield 3 Beta GPU and CPU Performance Benchmarks
Hi Tech Legion
30 September 2011
Summary: The maximum settings used here are actually not the same as the ULTRA preset. The maximum settings used in these benchmarks have the Anti-Aliasing Post and Anti-Aliasing Deferred options maxed out. The new Frostbite 2 engine does require a considerable amount of horsepower, with even the mighty GeForce GTX 580 barely averaging beyond 57 fps indoors and only hitting ~45 fps outdoors.
Conclusion: I've got quite a few small gripes about Battlefield 3 that I don't have the time or space to get into, but any way you slice it, this game has shaped up to be the best multiplayer military shooter of the year. Battlefield 3 is a combined arms experience that is never short on action, and it delivers graphics and destruction that other titles will find hard to match.
Excerpt: In late 2011, the clash of two major FPS (First Person Shooter) franchises shook up the shooter market. The intense competition for the best FPS title was culminated by the publisher of the Battlefield (BF) franchise, as Electronic Arts (EA) had increased the stakes at which it would attempt to overcome the competing Call of Duty series and its popular Modern Warfare (MW) shooters.
Excerpt: Did you forget about Battlefield? No one would blame you if you did - since the last piece of BF3 premium content landed, there's been $1bn worth of Call Of Duty, a record-smashing return of Master Chief and, er, Medal of Honor Warfighter. Creeping around the back and sneaking up on the flag, though, is DICE's most complete and enjoyable map-pack yet, Aftermath. An apt title, given the triple-A melee that's dominated the past few months.