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..
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.
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.
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,..
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..
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.
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..
We think it's pretty much set in stone how much fans want another Mirror's Edge game (we're right there with you
), but with DICE heavily involved in this year's first-person shooter showdown with Battlefield 3, you could be forgiven for thinking the series is off-limits for the time being. Realistically you'd probably be right, but that's not stopped DICE's Patrick Liu from making some noise about..
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..
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..
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...