Excerpt: In all the hubbub about Premium subscriptions, week-long exclusivities and internet-fuelled EA bashing, it's easy to forget there's an actual expansion pack out for Battlefield 3. And with over 15 million players having shot-and-spot their way through the game last October, that's a hell of a lot of people who care far more about these new maps and modes than any other bluster. What exactly do you get in exchange for the first chunk of your Premium payment?
Excerpt: I remember the first time I saw Pain; it was at E3 in Santa Monica in July 2007. My first thought was “what a great idea, launching a game character through the air into a destructible environment with no negative consequences in sight”. Yep, my inner devil was speaking and I have admit I didn’t feel single pang of guilt in the fact that this game encourages you to throw a human being into various obstacles (e.g.
Summary: While Battlefield has long been touted as one of the best online multiplayer experiences out there – thanks in part to furious vehicle and environmental carnage – Battlefield 3 is the first in the series to truly set its sights on Call of Duty’s ironclad single player formula that has captivated the world of gamers and casual players alike. Unfortunately, it misses its mark.
Excerpt: PC Requirements Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3 Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3 Review System Specifications Battlefield 3 is one of the most anticipated shooters of the year. Powered by Dice’s new Frostbite2 engine, Battlefield 3 looks to be one of the most graphically advanced PC games to date. This is the first true sequel to Battlefield 2, with the last two releases in the Battlefield franchise being in the Bad Company storyline.
Conclusion: Tank Superiority and Rush Just as Close Quarters added the quick-fix Gun Master mode, Armored Kill has also introduced a mode that is good for a quick bout of death and destruction when you’ve only got 20 minutes to kill. Tank Superiority sees both sides fighting over a single flag in the middle of the map, with the inclusion of more armour to get the party started.
Pros: Finally we get to play on massive maps that make Caspian Border look tiny, and the emphasis on mass mechanised mayhem is a refreshing change of pace, Each of the four maps are totally unique, covering icy mountains, open deserts, night scrubland and richly detailed rural landscapes, Despite the massive size, performance on our machine was perfect, The new vehicles complement the existing set nicely, and the AC130 is our new favourite
Cons: Latency/warping is a bit of an issue on certain servers running Bandar Desert and Alborz Mountains, The flag in Tank Superiority needs to move around to stop stalemates, Armored Kill can bring out the worst in players, who still don’t realise driving off in a five seat vehicle is not a smart move
Excerpt: So this is a big one. EA’s fastest-selling game ever. A lot of hype in the lead-up to the launch, too. You know how that goes. The launch, of course, was a disaster. Activation problems, connection problems, lag problems, major stability issues, patchy performance… Battlefield veterans expected this; we were prepared to deal with it. Many were not. Even those of us familiar with DICE/EA launches perhaps got a little frustrated, though. Or a lot frustrated, as the...