Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release
No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to finish up in ninth on this week's best-selling..
FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week
Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..
We've already voted on our game of the year, and we picked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards. The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th. Uncharted 3 will be in strong company, with Portal..
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running
With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..
FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
An eagle-eyed Battlefield 3 player has spotted what looks like a hint at developer DICE's next game
An Easter egg hidden deep within Wake Island — which ships as part of the the game's Back To Karkand expansion pack — shows the number 2143 scrawled on a wall. Alone it means nothing, but fansite BF3Blog points out that DICE has a habit of revealing future sequels in existing games. Way back in..
It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition
The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..
Thought you were good at Battlefield 3? You haven't seen anything yet
Embedded after the jump is one of the greatest kills we've ever witnessed in a multiplayer game. No exaggeration. If you do nothing else today, make sure you watch this clip.
The debut Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Back To Karkand, is available now from the PlayStation Store
If you purchased a specially marked limited edition copy of EA and DICE's destructive shooter, then the DLC is yours to download for free. Everyone else will need to stump up a reasonable £11.99 / $14.99. In order to celebrate the DLC's release, EA has released a brand new trailer showing off the..
Are you ready to head 'Back To Karkand'? No time to think soldier, you're going anyway
Publisher EA has confirmed that Battlefield 3's debut expansion pack will launch on PlayStation 3 as soon as December 6th. That's a week earlier than on other platforms, as promised by the publisher at launch. The pack's comprised of four maps from previous Battlefield games, all remastered in Battlefield 3's..
It might be struggling to topple Activision's latest Call Of Duty title, but EA's Battlefield 3 is certainly no slouch
Chatting at the Baird Technology Conference yesterday, EA financial gaffer Eric Brown revealed that Battlefield 3 has sold a ridiculous eight million copies. According to Brown, the publisher has shipped 12 million copies of the game to stores. Expect it to sell through much of..
The official Battlefield 3 Twitter account has announced plans to launch the latest edition of its client update on PlayStation 3 tomorrow
PC players received the same update last week, which improves a variety of issues with the game across single-player and multiplayer. We've listed the full extent of the fixes after the jump. Feel free to moan in the comments if your favourite exploit has been..
EA has deployed a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming Back To Karkand DLC pack
The footage focuses on the Gulf Of Oman map, and puts a big emphasis on vehicular combat. Boom, boom, boom. The DLC's set to launch next month. Hit the jump to check the map in action. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3s8RjZ6KY
After a messy month or so culminating in a class-action lawsuit, EA has announced that it will give Battlefield 3 players on the PS3 a free copy of Battlefield 1943 as originally promised
The bonus was announced earlier in the year at E3, but was mysteriously absent from retail copies of the game. EA said that it was offering PlayStation 3 players a window of exclusivity on all Battlefield 3's DLC..
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
Sometimes things go to far. And this is an example of that. Law firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action lawsuit against EA regarding the removal of Battlefield 1943 from PS3 copies of Battlefield 3. Those with strong memories will remember the additional incentive was promised during Sony's E3 press conference back in June. But only recently we found out that the added extra was not..
EA's released a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming Back To Karkand DLC pack
The trailer focuses on the Strike At Karkand map, but finds time to show off some of the DLC's additional weapons too. The content's due out next month for £11.99 / $14.99.
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
If you're one of the "hundreds of offending" Battlefield 3 cheaters then don't expect to hop online for a quick game this evening. Chances are your account has been blocked and all your statistics with it. EA has said it has "zero tolerance" for those exploiting the game, and is "determined to punish the players who play without integrity". Unfortunately,..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
Water is wet
Fire is hot. And EA has confirmed Battlefield 4. After the staggering early sales reports for Battlefield 3, it was never in doubt that there would be another entry in the DICE developed first-person shooter. And that's exactly what EA's Frank Gibeau has announced upon the unexpected back-drop of a college campus. "There is going to be a Battlefield 4," the suit splurted,..
When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them
Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..
The launch for Battlefield 3 has been a rocky one
Servers have been up and down like a jack-in-the-box, with players left wondering if there is a fault at EA's end or elsewhere. In order to alleviate issues, the publisher has now set up a Battlefield 3 server status page — an online destination which alerts players whether the servers are officially running or not. As trouble shooting goes, it's..
It was always going to be a tough ask for the single-format Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to topple the massively hyped multiplatform Battlefield 3 -- but the Naughty Dog developed exclusive hasn't quite managed the monumental task, winding up in second on this week's UK sales charts
It's not all bad news though, Uncharted 3 saw a 37 percent increase in sales over its predecessor, which is a great..
As gamers we're constantly drawn towards fresh and shiny things
We're sure a lot of Battlefield 3 owners are looking wistfully at that currently unattainable copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lingering on the horizon. But EA doesn't want you to leave its game — at least not yet. So it's hedging its bets that this 'Back To Karkand' DLC trailer will keep you hooked on Battlefield 3. At least..
EA's signed a cross-marketing partnership with Dr
Pepper to release some exclusive DLC for Battlefield 3 this week. Those that purchase a specially marked bottle of Dr. Pepper will score a redeemable code for a variety of in-game Battlefield 3 goodies. This includes PlayStation Home avatars, multiplayer skins and special edition dog-tags. We're pretty keen on the Rebecca Black themed dog-tag..
This is actually somewhat staggering
EA has announced that according to internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold more than five million copies since its launch last week. The most amazing thing is that it's the biggest launch in the publisher's history. Like, ever. So far players have executed 73 million saviour kills, 48 million revives, and destroyed 67 million vehicles. Who else loves..
Given the ten million copies EA shipped, it would have been more surprising if Battlefield 3 didn't take the top-spot of this week's UK sales charts
The heavily anticipated DICE developed shooter has toppled last week's winner, Batman: Arkham City, to claim the number one spot in a largely familiar top-ten. Activision's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure continued its assault up the chart, jumping from..
Battlefield 3 is now available in the UK, after launching earlier in the week in North America
In order to celebrate the game's release, EA figured it was appropriate to drum up some publicity. So it sent some tanks and an APC into the centre of London. We hope you're not missing the connection. (Just in case: Battlefield 3 is a military game and tanks are military vehi--oh you do get it? Why..
Well, it's not Call Of Duty numbers
But bloody nora, Battlefield 3's early sales figures are still mightily impressive all the same. EA has announced at the company's Q2 sales briefing that it has shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 (which launched this week in North America and Europe). The company as a whole was bolstered by strong sales in its sports sector — with the likes of FIFA and..
Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years
The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..
"You're on crack," Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz responded to a fans' criticism of changes made to the game's control system since the beta
"There's been no controls changes since the beta." Joking or not, tempers are clearly fraught at developer DICE as the studio was clearly pushed to meet the game's pre-Call Of Duty release window.
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99/69.99) inFamous: Festival Of Blood (£7.99/9.99) Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean The Videogame (£31.99/39.99) Pixeljunk Sidescroller (£6.29/7.99) Ra-One (£10.99/13.99)</ul><strong>Demos</strong> Grease Dance Demo Ratchet & Clank All 4 One Multiplayer Demo Minis Open Emotion...
Despite being announced at E3 earlier in the year, PlayStation 3 copies of Battlefield 3 will not include a free copy of downloadable title, Battlefield 1943
Instead, PS3 owners will get each of Battlefield 3's expansion packs a week early. For most Battlefield fans, that will probably be a fair trade — after all, we've already played 1943 to death. Someone should have probably mentioned..
We know. You're sick of hearing about Battlefield 3. You're bored of first-person shooters. You hate modern military combat. And you just wished your favourite gaming websites (!?) would write about something, anything, other than Battlefield flippin' 3. Right? Right. But one last thing before we properly stop posting about Battlefield 3 for good for 12 hours. EA's released the full..
Not sold on Battlefield 3 yet, despite its impressive sales numbers? No problemo
We've got the game's opening mission running on PlayStation 3 hardware embedded after the jump. It's suitably bombastic. (And pretty.) Catch it after the jump, and decide if you're going to join those three million other gamers who have pledged day-one support to the modern military first-person shooter. [Thanks CVG]
Toss out that "two million" pre-order figure we posted previously
To celebrate the game's release in North America today, EA's announced that the game's final pre-order figures were in the three million tally — though it's unclear whether this sum applies to just the US or worldwide. Presumably the latter. Either way, you should probably assume that the game's going to do absolute gangbusters..
Hundreds of GAME and GameStation stores across the UK will open their doors on Thursday evening to run midnight launches for Battlefield 3
EA's hotly anticipated first-person shooters is destined to be one of the biggest games of the year, and the retailer group is seemingly well prepared. You can peruse the full list of participating stores through here and here. Hint: there'
Seasoned video games analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball for the months ahead, predicting that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many copies as its rival Battlefield 3 during the fourth quarter of 2011
Chatting with Forbes, Pachter predicted that Modern Warfare 3 will sell about 16 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Battlefield scooping up a..
We know Danger Close has been working on a sequel to Medal Of Honor for a good year now
It seems that EA's strategy to conquer Call Of Duty is to release iterations of Medal Of Honor and Battlefield on alternate years, and true to our prediction EA has teased the latest version of Medal Of Honor inside US copies of Battlefield 3. There's really not much to say about teaser. It essentially shows a..
Much has been said about Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-release
But now it's time for the games to deliver. It's DICE's turn first, and to get you in the mood the EA owned developer has released a trailer from the game's single-player campaign. We know it's running on a technical juggernaut but... Good grief. The game's out next week on PS3.
Not entirely sold on the third-entry in Bioware's space opera series Mass Effect 3 yet? No, we're kind of not either
But if you're planning on picking up Battlefield 3 — you know, because Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield are totally comparable series — then you'll get early access to Mass Effect's hotly anticipated multiplayer mode some time in January. Thankfully the demo will not just include..
Battlefield 3's proved just how fickle gamers can be
The game that could do no wrong at this year's E3 has been hit by a huge backlash after a "disappointing" beta. But regardless of the upswings and troughs, DICE has come out all guns blazing with a breath-taking multiplayer trailer that shows off each of the game's multiplayer maps. This is some seriously breath-taking stuff. Watch it..
Battlefield 3 pre-orders are at about "a couple of million", EA's product manager Kevin O' Leary has revealed on US television
Chatting with FOX Business, O' Leary commented that the game is tracking "very, very well". "[We've got] a couple of million out there. We already announced some great numbers so far. [There's] a couple more weeks to go, and were very excited. You can..
DICE has revealed the final five mutliplayer maps for Battlefield 3 on its Battleblog website, bringing the game's total roster to nine
According to product manager Tommy Rydling, the final selection represents "the best of the best, the maps that shone the brightest in our playtests, and the ones that combined bring out everything we want both veteran and new Battlefield players to..
If you're worried that invisible floors and missing textures might make it into the final version of Battlefield 3, don't
DICE has said its aware of the bugs present in the Battlefield 3 beta and that they will be resolved in time for the game's full release later in the month. It wasnt like when things surfaced in the beta we were caught by surprise and started fixing the main game,"..
Blimey, oh riley
Talk about clipping. The latest Battlefield 3 commercial includes nothing but noise. We suppose that'll grab the attention of unexpected TV viewers. But really, our ear-drums are actually hurting.
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday. EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions..
Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has told The Guardian that the game's current beta test is lacking vehicles because it is
.. well, a beta — the insinuation being that it's a real test rather than a glorified demo. "We ran the alpha tests with a Rush map and we wanted to have some sort of reference so we could compare results so we needed to have more-or-less the same map," he..
We like a bit of online multiplayer from time to time, but we're primarily single-player people
We enjoy spending time with a great narrative and being involved in a story. So while we think Battlefield 3's multiplayer actually looks pretty cool, it's certainly not the highlight for us. That accolade belongs to the campaign. And when the campaign is as visually stimulating as Battlefield 3, we..
Sony's announced that it will be holding the first round of the FIFA Interactive World Cup at a PlayStation Access event in Manchester this week
Players will get the opportunity to compete from Thursday through Saturday in addition to getting their hands on a bunch of other unreleased PS3 games. Games outside of FIFA 12 include Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed:..
In an effort to prove Battlefield 3 is a much bigger deal than Bad Company 2, DICE has revealed that the threequel's current open beta has six times the number of simultaneous players than its previous release
The news should stop there really, but Videogamer decided to do a bit of digging. The website reports that Battlefield: Bad Company 2's beta had about 230,000 simultaneous players. By..
We really like the Battlefield 3 beta, and to be honest we haven't had that many issues with it
But the whole point of these kind of multiplayer stress-tests is to isolate issues that might not have occurred during standard QA testing. And so naturally DICE has sifted through feedback from across the web to prepare a list of fixes that will be readied in time for the full release of Battlefield 3..
Strike one to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Nielsen's published its "top twenty" Chistmas video games wishlist, with Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted by 5,000 active North American gamers. Modern Warfare 3 was on the list of 27% of participants, while Battlefield 3 was on the list of just 12%. PlayStation 3 exclusives Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 both charted, but the..
The Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 'war' has been getting on our nerves
We feel like gamers have been acting needlessly contrary, probably in response to the popularity of Call Of Duty and the lingering assumption that the series needs to evolve. Competition certainly can't hurt, but its irritating watching fans praise a laborious Battlefield...
The Battlefield 3 beta is now available to everybody via the PlayStation Store
Just head to Sony's online digital market place and you'll find the client in the 'What's New' section. No need for activation keys, the beta will download immediately. It's just over a gigabyte in size. The Battlefield 3 beta includes access to the Operation Metro map and one game-type, Rush. It's set to run through to..
EA's pretty serious about this whole Battlefield 3 lark
So much so it's offering console competitors $1.6 million worth of cash prizes in a Worldwide Conquest Tournament in conjunction with Virgin Gaming. The tournament — which is set to open in early 2012 — excludes PC gamers and is subsequently the biggest prize pool in console gaming history. The Battlefield series has always been a very..
What are you doing sitting here? The Battlefield 3 beta has gone live on the PlayStation Network, significantly earlier than expected
All you need to do is search 'Battlefield 3' on the PlayStation Store, and you'll find the relevant download. Remember, you'll need to have registered a PS3 copy of Medal Of Honor in order to download it. The download's 1173MB on PS3. It opens up access to one map..
Just a reminder in case you'd forgotten (as if
) — the Battlefield 3 beta kicks-off today for those who purchased Medal Of Honor: Limited Edition on PlayStation 3. EA has said that keys will be sent out from lunch-time, but obviously there's a lot to get through so don't expect it bang on noon. "Please don't ask about 'when do I get my email' etc," gameplay designer Gustav Halling said..
This is brilliant. EA's released the full, final commercial for Battlefield 3. It still features Jay-Z, but it's much better cut than the teaser we posted late last week. But the real kicker is the tag-line: "Above And Beyond The Call". They don't even need to finish that phrase do they? Brilliant. The first-person shooter war kicks off proper next month.
There was a time not too long ago when Pro Evolution Soccer ruled the digital football roost
Not anymore. FIFA is an absolute monster in almost all of the territories it is released, with PES struggling to maintain market-share. EA believes its upcoming Battlefield 3 has the potential to claw back market share from competing shooters in the same way. One of my favourite sayings is Rome wasnt..
Battlefield 3 looks absolutely staggering on PC
The game looks decent on the PlayStation 3. But in a recent interview with EDGE magazine, producer Patrick Liu insisted that console owners are not drawing the short straw, with Battlefield 3 every inch comparable to its PC counter-part on PS3. "[Console owners are] definitely not getting less of a game," Liu said. "It has the same..
EA's trying to steal market share from Call Of Duty with Battlefield 3, so it's no surprise to see the publisher go with a socially acceptable artist like Jay-Z for the game's first TV commercial
It doesn't matter that the song '99 Problems' adds absolutely no context to the footage at all. It's all about selling units at this point. The game's out next month.
Could this war get any hotter? With video game forums awash with discussion over the relative advantages and disadvantages of Battlefield 3 versus Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3; Sony's stepped in and snapped up timed exclusivity for each of Battlefield 3's DLC packs
The move's interesting because Microsoft has traditionally heavily associated...
EA's finally announced that the heavily, heavily anticipated Battlefield 3 beta will kick off on September 29th for everybody
Those that picked up Medal Of Honor will, as promised, get access a couple of days earlier on September 27th. Participants will be able to play on the Operation Metro map set in Paris. The map will be locked to Battlefield's...
In real life if you prang your car your in for an expensive bill
But in Battlefield 3, if your tank gets hit by a rocket launcher, it's not much of a big deal. See, vehicles in Battlefield 3 are set to support replenishing armour. The armour will only replenish if the vehicle is kept out of the line of fire however. If it passes a specific damage threshold, it will be disabled, left to smoke and..
Call it a coincidence if you like, but it's not a coincidence
Just hours before Activision's expected to spill the beans on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer campaign, EA's decided to release a brand new Battlefield 3 trailer. Boom.
Battlefield 3 developer DICE has expressed some interesting opinion relating to Battlefield 3's single-player campaign length, and how the not so friendly rivalry with Call of Duty fares
"I would say its a pretty decent length. Its not Skyrim, but its not three hours, or anything like that," said lead designer David Goldfarb. Inquiring as to Battlefield 3's campaign length as..
Demonstrated for the first time during GamesCom this week, Battlefield 3's co-operative component will offer players six unique campaigns to play through separate from the main campaign
Unfortunately, those expecting to play the co-op objectives in split-screen multiplayer will be disappointed, as "you'll have to be online" to play the mode according to DICE's Karl Magnus Troedsson..
DICE decided to use EA's GamesCom press conference to demonstrate Battlefield 3's co-operative campaign running on the PlayStation 3
While the footage was tense and exciting, it was quickly blown away by the multiplayer trailer that concluded EA's press conference. Clearly running on a souped-up PC, the footage showed jet gameplay on a 64-player multiplayer map called Caspian Border. It's..
Following Sony's decision to stream its GamesCom press conference to every corner of the Internet, EA has decided to follow suit
The mega publisher has announced plans to stream its press conference live on its website tomorrow. The company's briefing kicks off at 15:00PM BST, and will be streamed through here. Expect some Syndicate, a lot of Battlefield 3, and presumably a couple of nods towards..
It will take players "years" to unlock Battlefield 3's array of unlocks according to the latest Battleblog
Developer DICE is promising ten-times the number of unlocks than Battlefield: Bad Company 2, with enormous unlock trees for vehicles, weapons and weapon attachments. The game's big marketing line is "play it your way", which is always nice so long as the game doesn't overwhelm you..
EA's announced Battlefield 3's variety of retailer exclusive pre-order bonuses
There's no official word on participating retailers in the US or UK just yet, but expect the usual outlets: Amazon, GAME, GameStop, etc. The goods themselves come in addition to the Back To Karkand expansion pack, which is included with all Limited Editions of the game. If you've pre-ordered Battlefield 3 then you're..
Battlefield's series producer, Patrick Bach, has reiterated that the developer has no plans to annualise the Battlefield franchise, citing that treating it like Activision's Call Of Duty would effectively kill the series
The business goals for us are not to release a game every year, Bach revealed in a chat with Gamerzines. If we were to release another big Battlefield title next year, that..
Ex-SAS operator turned author, Andy McNab, will pen an original Battlefield 3 novel to tie in with the game's release this October
The book, subtitled The Russian, will focus on a character named Dima, one of two characters featured in the game's single-player campaign. McNab's working alongside Peter Grimsdale on the novel. [Thanks VG247]
Battlefield 3 will not be the same experience on PC as on consoles
It's just not technically possible, with PC's packing much more potential horse-power than the PlayStation 3. As such, the console version of Battlefield 3 will be much more refined, limiting player-counts to just 24-players compared to the PC's 64-player cap. The biggest difference between the PC and console version of..
We don't know if you've heard: there's a war on
EA and Activision each want to dominate the first-person shooter pie, and that means Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are preparing for a head-on collision later this year. It's a ballsy move from EA given Call Of Duty's mainstream popularity, but it's a battle that's thus far been fairly evenly matched. Battlefield 3's obviously..
EA's released some new footage for Battlefield 3's hotly anticipated multiplayer component
It looks great. Admittedly we're struggling with the hyperbole some folks are showering this game in. Don't get us wrong, the game looks fantastic. But we can't help but feel that if this trailer concluded with a big Call Of Duty logo, it would be met with complete apathy. On the specifics of the trailer..
Remember when we jokingly reported about ModernWarfare3
com</a>? The popular URL was snapped up by a Battlefield fan, and comically redirected to the official Battlefield website. Naturally Activision's not too happy about this. The publisher has filed a $2600 complaint against the domain to the Nation Arbitration Forum, demanding that the name be transferred to them. To add to the drama,..
Activision's not been keeping on top of its website domains
The URL for ModernWarfare3.com takes you to Battlefield 3's homepage. Given that both titles are currently engaged in a deadly war to the grave, that's pretty funny. The website was registered by an anonymous owner in the US. We suspect it's the work of a long-time Battlefield fan, rather than a sinister EA marketing plan. Hilariously,..
EA's holding its annual Summer Showcase today
Expect new information and details on a number of high-profile titles including Battlefield 3, Need For Speed: The Run and FIFA 12. Also don't rule out some big new announcements. We wouldn't be overly surprised if we saw something new from ex-Call Of Duty developers Respawn Entertainment too. The event kicks off at 1PM PDT — that's 9PM BST. You can..
We counted down our most anticipated PlayStation games of the holiday season this week, touching on what we think are the five most intriguing titles of this year's end
Some of the games were included out of curiosity — Battlefield 3 and Sonic Generations might not be the best games of the year, but they are titles that we can't wait to play...
Our anticipation for DICE's Battlefield 3 is a more a situation of curiosity
There's a venom in the gaming community that's wishing Call Of Duty would fail. The philosophy behind that sentiment is clear: Call Of Duty is a mainstream hit and people really dislike that. Battlefield is a popular alternative — an underdog if you will. Everything we've...
DICE has told PSM3 magazine that Battlefield 3 will boast ten co-op maps when it launches later in the year
The co-operative mode will be playable by up to two-players. No details on what those maps will contain yet, but with ten maps on offer it sounds like Battlefield 3 will boast a seriously robust co-op component.
To the people that thought Battlefield 3 was going to look as good on the PlayStation 3 as on the PC: you're mad
Literally clinically insane. (Probably.) The fracas appears to revolve around two issues: resolution and frame-rate. Battlefield 3 runs at 30 frames-per-second with a resolution of 720p on PlayStation 3. On a high-end PC, the game can push 60FPS at 1080p. People were genuinely asking..
Ouch: take that Activision
After taking a moment to gloat over Call Of Duty: Elite, EA has slapped an October 25th release date on Battlefield 3. That's a couple of weeks ahead of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's November 8th street date. Accompanied by a stunning gameplay demo, EA also revealed that Battlefield 3 will get a multi-platform beta in September. Those that purchased copies of Medal Of..
You can't fault EA for being ambitious, but releasing Battlefield 3 in the exact same release window as the next Call Of Duty sounds like suicide to us
Still, that's exactly what the publisher intends to do according to retail sources familiar with the matter. MCV reports that EA is intending to drop Battlefield 3 "within days" of the next Call Of Duty release, which is set to be..
It's a bizarre one this really
We still don't know anything about Battlefield 3's core multiplayer experience, but the developer is really keen to talk about the premium DLC that comes free with preorders of the game. Odd. The DLC — entitled Back To Karkand — features several classic maps from Battlefield's heritage, which, according to lead designer Niklas Fegraeus, are some of the "best..
EA's added fuel to the flames of the developing rift between Battlefield 3 and the next Call Of Duty title
Speaking at an investors conference overnight, EA gaffer John Riccitiello said DICE's Battlefield 3 is "superior" to Call Of Duty in every way. Riccitiello added that the publisher aims to take a big chunk of Activision's Call Of Duty market with the modern military shooter. "We..
We're giving away free boxer shorts to anyone that can get through this trailer without needing a change of underwear
Those that fail will just have to go commando for the rest of the day.</em>
Everything we've seen of Battlefield 3 has looked amazing
But everything we've seen of Battlefield 3 has also been running on a computer as big as Buckingham Palace. It doesn't take a genius to understand that the PlayStation 3 version won't look quite as good. Speaking with VideoGamer, DICE executive Patrick Bach revealed that the console port will lack "higher resolution, the higher..
One of the most exciting gaming stories of this year is EA's war with Activision for the first-person shooter crown
In the red corner is EA's Battlefield 3, with the inevitable November Call Of Duty release sitting in the blue corner. Speaking at the Ad Age Conference in New York, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that both publishers will drop "a couple hundred million dollars [worth of]..
EA's released the third in its series of Battlefield 3 gameplay teasers, promising that there will be a full reveal on April 17th
Frankly the game looks phenomenal. We appreciate this footage is probably running on a PC the size of our house, but DICE has always been good about maximising the potential of its PlayStation 3 games. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 looked stunning on PS3. This game is going..
At its core Battlefield 3 might just be yet another military first-person shooter, but good grief does it look amazing
This latest snippet released by DICE is a little swear-heavy, but its emphasis on Frostbite 2's enhanced destruction engine is wildly impressive. Look at those pots smash!
Battlefield 3 does look startlingly impressive
We showed you exactly why earlier this morning. DICE's Frostbite engine is really pushing boundaries this time, with some outrageously speculative lighting and animation. In fact, DICE cites the engine as the reason for the very reason for the game taking so long — the developer refused to make the game until the right tech was in place. Frostbite 2..
You might not like shooters
You might not like video games at all. But you have to admit, this debut Battlefield 3 trailer is pretty darn amazing. The lighting, animation and general image quality is out of this world, even if the trailer probably is captured from a super computer. According to DICE, the game uses technology established in EA's sports titles to create the uncanny animation. "I..
Hot-on-the-heels of this morning's excellent (if shortlived) Battlefield 3 gameplay reveal, EA's confirmed that all Limited Edition (or first run) copies of the game will come with a digital expansion pack entitled "Back To Karkand"
The themed multiplayer expansion will include four maps from Battlefield 2, re-imagined with Frostbite 2's updated physics and destruction engine. Naturally there'll..
If we were Activision, we'd be shaking in our boots right now
If anything stands a chance against the Call Of Duty juggernaut, it's Battlefield 3. While this debut trailer is light as a feather in terms of content, we can't help but feel that this holiday's first-person shooter showdown is going to be bloody. Exciting isn't it?
It's the "will they, won't they" drama that's consuming the 'net now Gran Turismo 5 is actually a shipped product available on store shelves -- will DICE ever confirm the existence of a Mirror's Edge sequel? Last we heard the first-person parkour platformer had been scrapped, but EA's been pretty vocal about the importance of the franchise since then
Now there's perhaps a little more fuel to power..
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