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Lorkin Desal
April 11 2011, 04:38:13 PM
http://cache.www.gametracker.com/server_info/216.155.140.42:25200/b_560_95_1.png (http://www.gametracker.com/server_info/216.155.140.42:25200/)

there's the info~

also, teamspeak faggots:

megalolz.zapto.org
9987

/trox

Spooney
April 11 2011, 04:43:43 PM
Fault Line 3:
[youtube:3ni1bttw]DnMyhAdwjkw[/youtube:3ni1bttw]

orcane
April 11 2011, 08:10:14 PM
Devs were moved from Mirror's Edge 2 to this according to EA, do not want for that reason alone.

Aurora148
April 12 2011, 04:21:47 PM
twitter.com/Battlefield: "MISSION: Recruit 1 Million "Likes" on our Facebook page to unlock the full trailer & producer's commentary early http://on.fb.me/gSmhVu"


DO IT FAGGOTS

Lorkin Desal
April 12 2011, 05:38:27 PM
Done

CrzyLgs
April 12 2011, 05:48:22 PM
This game will deliver!

Fachiri
April 12 2011, 05:56:29 PM
Done

Fallout
April 16 2011, 06:05:20 PM
12 Minute fault line trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw9z6RWk ... r_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw9z6RWkCng&feature=player_embedded)

Looks like jets are confirmed now

RazoR
April 17 2011, 05:39:11 AM
Jets? In a console-friendly game?

Do not have any hopes. Still wanking at Project Reality for BF2.

Da8
April 17 2011, 08:38:51 AM
Jets? In a console-friendly game?

Do not have any hopes. Still wanking at Project Reality for BF2.


well dont forget that Battlefield 2 also came out on consoles (admittedly with jets cut out)

Fallout
April 17 2011, 10:35:25 AM
Jets? In a console-friendly game?

Do not have any hopes. Still wanking at Project Reality for BF2.

DICE did say they were putting more work into the PC version though. Console MP is 24 players, PC goes up to 64

Lorkin Desal
April 17 2011, 11:46:46 AM
[youtube:m34laexo]Kw9z6RWkCng[/youtube:m34laexo]

All I can say is wow.

Badboy K
April 17 2011, 12:46:07 PM
All I can say is wow.

Wow indeed. Wow, as in "wow that looks just as boring as CoD", "wow I can't even open a fucking door on my own", "wow they have a glowing 'Follow' sign over the leader and they tell me exactly what to do every 30 seconds". As in "wow I can't believe anyone enjoys this kind of game".

Call of Duty can fuck off. It's Activision doing the only thing they know, poisoning the whole games business.

Look at this game, it looks incredible, and they're wasting it on a moronic game design. All those man hours to create an almost non-interactive experience. It's such a waste.
:monocledowns:


looks great tbh

RazoR
April 17 2011, 12:52:37 PM
[quote="Lorkin Desal":74heuky8]All I can say is wow.

Wow indeed. Wow, as in "wow that looks just as boring as CoD", "wow I can't even open a fucking door on my own", "wow they have a glowing 'Follow' sign over the leader and they tell me exactly what to do every 30 seconds". As in "wow I can't believe anyone enjoys this kind of game".

Call of Duty can fuck off. It's Activision doing the only thing they know, poisoning the whole games business.

Look at this game, it looks incredible, and they're wasting it on a moronic game design. All those man hours to create an almost non-interactive experience. It's such a waste.
:monocledowns:


looks great tbh[/quote:74heuky8]Crysis, too, looked great. Look how that turned out.

bittervet_hi5.jpg to equak

Frools
April 17 2011, 02:18:41 PM
Crysis, too, looked great. Look how that turned out.
great?

Liare
April 18 2011, 01:43:25 AM
Crysis, too, looked great. Look how that turned out.
great?average.

it looks alright, but how does it play i wonder ? its a pity with all these CoD4:MW clones, but then i suppose that's to be expected here, somebody manages to create a game that get's a very nice reception and then suddenly there's half a gazillion wannabes of varying quality.

i wish more games poached crysis's semi auto/attachment system though.

Frools
April 18 2011, 01:52:21 AM
Crysis, too, looked great. Look how that turned out.
great?average.

you dont appear to know what this word means vOv

Liare
April 18 2011, 02:00:22 AM
Crysis, too, looked great. Look how that turned out.
great?average.

you dont appear to know what this word means vOvno, it's just average.

the first crysis was more or less a tech demo sold as a game (and not a terrible game at that) and the second is just that, a average near future shooter with the nano suit as the gimmick, the story is "meh" the visuals are not really that much better than everything else. there's no ground breaking features to speak of...

so yea, good effort but still a average console castrated FPS like so many others.

Al Simmons
April 18 2011, 02:25:37 AM
I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:

Jalif
April 18 2011, 08:27:06 AM
Nice. Can't wait to play a battlefield game again. Was big fan of BF2 (and PR)...

Jindo Minian
April 18 2011, 08:36:48 AM
I still enjoyed 1942 and Desert Combat the most. BF2 was good but there was something missing.
Bad Company 2 is ok, but the maps are kind of crap and the netcode is infuriating. However destroying the map is awesome.

Frools
April 18 2011, 10:53:29 AM
I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:
probably cos bf never had a sp campaign that wasnt just mp with bots?

i, for one, thoroughly enjoy blasting through SP campaigns in FPS and am looking forward to the sp in bf3 almost as much as the mp (almost)
its a completely different experience, you cant compare imo

Al Simmons
April 19 2011, 02:09:56 AM
I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:
probably cos bf never had a sp campaign that wasnt just mp with bots?

i, for one, thoroughly enjoy blasting through SP campaigns in FPS and am looking forward to the sp in bf3 almost as much as the mp (almost)
its a completely different experience, you cant compare imo

The singleplayer is taking resources away from making the multiplayer better though. All the promo videos are about this stupid COD clone singleplayer campaign, which I do not give a fuck about. If I wanted COD, i'd buy COD.

Jindo Minian
April 19 2011, 09:06:39 AM
[quote="Al Simmons":3rc95h58]I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:
probably cos bf never had a sp campaign that wasnt just mp with bots?

i, for one, thoroughly enjoy blasting through SP campaigns in FPS and am looking forward to the sp in bf3 almost as much as the mp (almost)
its a completely different experience, you cant compare imo

The singleplayer is taking resources away from making the multiplayer better though. [/quote:3rc95h58]

I hate these kind of statements.
DIFFERENT FUCKING PEOPLE. The people involved in the single player aspect have nothing to do with the multiplayer aspect, nor would they have anything to do with it.

Frools
April 19 2011, 09:34:15 AM
[quote="Al Simmons":2zi8zjzv]I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:
probably cos bf never had a sp campaign that wasnt just mp with bots?

i, for one, thoroughly enjoy blasting through SP campaigns in FPS and am looking forward to the sp in bf3 almost as much as the mp (almost)
its a completely different experience, you cant compare imo

The singleplayer is taking resources away from making the multiplayer better though. All the promo videos are about this stupid COD clone singleplayer campaign, which I do not give a fuck about. If I wanted COD, i'd buy COD.[/quote:2zi8zjzv]
lol ur dum

RazoR
April 19 2011, 02:15:42 PM
[quote="Al Simmons":31zkv0ml]I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:
probably cos bf never had a sp campaign that wasnt just mp with bots?

i, for one, thoroughly enjoy blasting through SP campaigns in FPS and am looking forward to the sp in bf3 almost as much as the mp (almost)
its a completely different experience, you cant compare imo

The singleplayer is taking resources away from making the multiplayer better though. All the promo videos are about this stupid COD clone singleplayer campaign, which I do not give a fuck about. If I wanted COD, i'd buy COD.
lol ur dum[/quote:31zkv0ml]
Maybe, but SP takes up space.
Crysis warhead was split in half so people could actually install only the MP and slap MWLL on it. Crytek being awesome. For once.

DaveW
April 22 2011, 04:23:04 PM
Protip: 50% off BF3 in the EA store until the 27th due to easter if you check out with coupon# I4250 (capital i)

Inb4 ''first post, blatant asian bot and/or scam''

Alisanos
April 22 2011, 04:24:05 PM
Looking at this screams i need a new motherboard/CPU combo and a new video card

CrzyLgs
April 22 2011, 07:28:45 PM
Protip: 50% off BF3 in the EA store until the 27th due to easter if you check out with coupon# I4250 (capital i)

Inb4 ''first post, blatant asian bot and/or scam''

Some1 else at iLAN?

Think they've taken this offer down before i could use it :(

ilmonstre
April 27 2011, 05:55:57 PM
http://gamebuyers.com.es/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=battlefield&category_id=0&product_id=131

only costs 19 € and its been reliable in the past for purchases.

Namoo
April 27 2011, 06:03:31 PM
I don't play Battlefields for single player, EA. :psyduck:

This, where are all the multiplayer videos at?

Aurora148
May 27 2011, 01:56:57 PM
[youtube:lszygpu3]PXaFw7aC9GE[/youtube:lszygpu3]

there is some ingame footage from karkand around half way through

Exortius
May 27 2011, 04:53:04 PM
Yeah seriously, who gives a flying fuck about the campaign. I still haven't even gotten halfway through the bfbc2 campaign, because the multiplayer is too much fun. Hell they could ship it without a single player campaign and i'd still buy the fuck out of it. I only played the bfbc2 campaign for about an hour to get the feel of the weapons and whatnot.

Exortius
May 27 2011, 04:55:01 PM
Also, I would do terrible, terrible things to the blonde chick in that vid.

evil edna
May 27 2011, 06:55:50 PM
punch her repeatedly in the face and then force her to watch every episode of will and grace?

teds
May 27 2011, 07:49:36 PM
some pics, so you don't have to watch the vid (watch the vid)

http://static.bf2s.com/files/user/25930/1306503929011.gif

http://static.bf2s.com/files/user/25930/1306503712106.gif

http://www.abload.de/img/bf3-2c8pk.gif

http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/battlefield_5F00_bad_5F00_company/BF3_5F00_B2K_5F00_Sharqi_5F00_Peninsula_5F00_Conce pt.jpg

teds
May 27 2011, 07:50:39 PM
basically

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/jfeddersouth/i-came-ghostbuster.jpg

everywhere

Fachiri
May 27 2011, 07:58:38 PM
There is not enough HNNNNG in the world to describe how great BF3 looks.

Pattern
May 27 2011, 09:32:37 PM
My PC salutes you DICE.

Any decent pre-orders availible for this anywhere?

Al Simmons
May 28 2011, 06:31:33 AM
I'm gonna have to rob a bank or something to get a new pc for this. :lol:

Sandzibar
May 28 2011, 01:02:44 PM
wow.

and that animation blending system looks amazing..

Aurora148
June 4 2011, 04:15:19 PM
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/06/03/bf3-goes-to-e3.aspx


Battlefield 3 Battlelog web destination – featuring powerful social tools, feeds and detailed player stats. Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more. Battlelog will be available for the monthly fee of (drum roll)... zero dollars.

so fucking pro

Frools
June 4 2011, 04:29:18 PM
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/06/03/bf3-goes-to-e3.aspx


Battlefield 3 Battlelog web destination – featuring powerful social tools, feeds and detailed player stats. Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more. Battlelog will be available for the monthly fee of (drum roll)... zero dollars.

so fucking pro


Of course there are things we will not be showing at E3, including the game’s extensive co-op campaign
CO-OP
CAMPAIGN

http://www.frools.net/lolz/jizzed.jpg

Aurora148
June 6 2011, 09:12:35 PM
[youtube:3l9nqp2c]rIJ-Pjwmfa0[/youtube:3l9nqp2c]

http://static.bf2s.com/files/user/28748/RandyMarshJizz.jpghttp://static.bf2s.com/files/user/28748/RandyMarshJizz.jpghttp://static.bf2s.com/files/user/28748/RandyMarshJizz.jpg

LoKiPP
June 6 2011, 09:17:25 PM
Oh shit, do I see guns with a little muzzle action? About fucking time, shooters are way too easy these days.
http://www.lesmeilleursjeuxvideo-fps-strategie.com/images/MP44.jpg

evil edna
June 6 2011, 09:24:54 PM
fuck me that looks immense. if it is actually anything like that then :ohnoes:

Muffinsrevenger
June 6 2011, 09:31:20 PM
JESUS CHRIST I CAME BUCKETS

LoKiPP
June 6 2011, 09:32:27 PM
Was anyone else watching the live E3 stream? They just showed an in game demo. And let me be the first to say,

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Leboe
June 6 2011, 09:33:53 PM
They did more multiplayer during the EA press event, tanks and open fields, looking amazing.

Frools
June 6 2011, 09:36:35 PM
fuck me that looks immense. if it is actually anything like that then :ohnoes:
its all ingame

literally buckets and buckets of jizz

Aurora148
June 6 2011, 09:39:02 PM
[youtube:3cnltt3d]rIJ-Pjwmfa0[/youtube:3cnltt3d]

I just noticed, right above the ammo counter

HEALTH BAR

evil edna
June 6 2011, 09:39:30 PM
hnnnnnnnnnng

is the extra e3 shit up anywhere yet?

Aurora148
June 6 2011, 09:43:13 PM
open beta starts september 11th

http://i.imgur.com/NpFlf.jpg

Sandzibar
June 6 2011, 10:43:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQvdrMVKuRI tanky stuff pt 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdOe-l-h8FU pt 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiegiakaLDk frostbite 2 promo thingy

:shock:

teds
June 6 2011, 10:46:12 PM
this is fucking

hnnnnnnnnnnnng

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

sploooge

Sandzibar
June 6 2011, 10:47:55 PM
fuck arma 3

fuck cod

fuck everything thats isnt bf3

:shock:

vackris
June 6 2011, 11:56:15 PM
Looks awesome :D

Tralna
June 7 2011, 03:07:10 AM
Oh lol the dinosaur at the start of the tank gameplay trailer was a response to this /v/ thread where an activision dev asks why people didn't like MW2:

http://i.imgur.com/SGiEQ.jpg

shaewyn
June 7 2011, 03:49:03 AM
Hnnnnnnnng...

(part 3 of above, btw:
[youtube:fb3pfb5l]hMJgi0JykzQ[/youtube:fb3pfb5l]

Pattern
June 7 2011, 10:37:11 AM
the full tanks footage in 1080p

:popcorn:

[youtube:2uf9tqad]9UwOrl036_A[/youtube:2uf9tqad]

evil edna
June 7 2011, 12:05:42 PM
jesus dog fucking christ that looks immense

Ombey
June 7 2011, 12:10:43 PM
Time for a new PC I guess :lol:

Aurora148
June 7 2011, 04:01:29 PM
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/06/07/battlefield-3-live-ustream-broadcast-today.aspx

Live broadcast from BF3 booth today at 1:15pm local time/9:15 pm UK time

Airow
June 7 2011, 05:09:44 PM
jesus dog fucking christ that looks immense

and


Time for a new PC I guess :lol:

:ohnoes:

Helfix
June 7 2011, 05:55:48 PM
do want naooooooooooooo

Aurora148
June 7 2011, 07:03:03 PM
http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/117/1172554p1.html

*Prone is back
*Medics has assault rifles, but can swap the defib for a grenade launcher
*Assault has LMGs again, can give covering fire which gets you points and makes the people you are shooting around go all disorientated.
*Revive is optional
*Vehicles have a few seconds to bail out before they explode

expect more of these blogs because the embargo on multiplayer previews was lifted earlier

Swamp Donkey
June 7 2011, 09:43:01 PM
Its streaming atm, just showing gameplay trailers we've seen

Sandzibar
June 7 2011, 09:45:21 PM
watching the live stream now @ http://www.ustream.tv/battlefield3

they should have gotten someone with a bit of presenting experience to help these 2 poor ex-forces dudes out. they look confused as fuck.

Fallout
June 7 2011, 09:53:53 PM
Good stream but those 2 guys are really not good at this :p

CastleBravo
June 8 2011, 12:33:55 AM
No mod tools no care. Battlefield games might be ahead of the curve compared to most other shooters but the vanilla battlefield games absolutely pale in comparison to what the modders create.

Aurora148
June 8 2011, 01:04:42 AM
No mod tools no care. Battlefield games might be ahead of the curve compared to most other shooters but the vanilla battlefield games absolutely pale in comparison to what the modders create.

in 2004 maybe, time has moved on bro. It also isn't possible technically http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/1350772-so-how-about-modtools.html That post was for BC2 but the points are the same.

CastleBravo
June 8 2011, 03:07:08 AM
I'm fully aware of how impossible it is to release mod tools for that engine, I'm just saying I really don't give a shit about the game if it won't have mods.

Tralna
June 8 2011, 03:13:42 AM
I'm fully aware of how impossible it is to release mod tools for that engine, I'm just saying I really don't give a shit about the game if it won't have mods.

I don't see why being able to play Project Reality or whatever should take away from the experience of playing BF3 assuming it ends up being a great game.

Has any information come out regarding squads and commanders yet? I kind of hope there is a mix of BF2 only spawning on fixed bases with the PR firebases or 2142 spawn beacons. The ability to make squads and platoons in their social networking thing also sounds really interesting, it should make playing with friends and getting scrims really simple.

Melichor
June 8 2011, 03:58:31 AM
I have serious wood right now...I did tell the wifey that we can get her a laptop first, but I really may need to reneg on this

Jeats
June 8 2011, 07:06:09 AM
I did tell the wifey that we can get her a laptop first, but I really may need to reneg on this
Will lack of sex make up for this game?
:monocledowns:

JForce
June 8 2011, 07:43:56 AM
the full tanks footage in 1080p

:popcorn:

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhtxbgwsod1qf4vdro1_500.jpg

Nicholai Pestot
June 8 2011, 09:53:36 AM
I was supposed to be buying the wife a new car this year. She heard me talking about how I’m going to need a new expensive PC to run this game and after dropping some stuff off at my parents came back and said

“I had a chat with your mum and she’s giving me her old car. It’s only two years old so that will do me fine. Guess you can buy that new PC now”.


The women in my life = best women.

Now, how to spend the 4 grand……

Ombey
June 8 2011, 10:04:57 AM
“I had a chat with your mum and she’s giving me her old car. It’s only two years old so that will do me fine. Guess you can buy that new PC now”.


The women in my life = best women.


:o No shit.

Sandzibar
June 8 2011, 10:12:46 AM
lol nich.

git.

Brisi
June 8 2011, 11:27:57 AM
I was supposed to be buying the wife a new car this year. She heard me talking about how I’m going to need a new expensive PC to run this game and after dropping some stuff off at my parents came back and said

“I had a chat with your mum and she’s giving me her old car. It’s only two years old so that will do me fine. Guess you can buy that new PC now”.


The women in my life = best women.

Now, how to spend the 4 grand……

ITS A TRAP!

On topic, I can't believe how good this game looks. Shame my wallet is empty :(

Sandzibar
June 8 2011, 11:31:24 AM
On topic, I can't believe how good this game looks. Shame my wallet is empty :(

Find a way brisi.. we're all just going to have to find a way dammit.

Pattern
June 8 2011, 12:00:03 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... tlefield-3 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/08/e3-2011-battlefield-3)

:ohnoes:

Pattern
June 8 2011, 06:47:19 PM
[youtube:3t4cuu02]q9dkknLNfqI[/youtube:3t4cuu02]

Any one know where the best place to preorder this is? EA? Wait for it on steam (would rather have it on steam personaly) or would Amazon be better?

evil edna
June 8 2011, 06:58:03 PM
i hope its going to be on steam, id much rather pre order it on there than fuck about with any extra bullshit ea software

Kilabi
June 8 2011, 07:02:12 PM
And i do not have to wait for some stupid CD or some crap on steam. Every time i pre-ordered somewhere else i had to wait 1-2 days till code/CD/shit arrives.

Sandzibar
June 8 2011, 07:27:39 PM
bleh hope its not going to be distributed solely online via this new Origin thing EA are trying to push out.

teds
June 8 2011, 07:30:53 PM
bleh hope its not going to be distributed solely online via this new Origin thing EA are trying to push out.

i cant see EA missing the chance to ram it down our throats

i sorta wanna buy it on steam because im literally the werst at losing dics, but i sorta wanna buy it on disc because discs are nice :(

Frools
June 8 2011, 08:50:57 PM
bleh hope its not going to be distributed solely online via this new Origin thing EA are trying to push out.
its definitely going to be available retail, you can pre-order on amazon and have been able to for a while now
this origin shite might mean it doesnt come to steam tho, which would be a shame

evil edna
June 8 2011, 08:53:45 PM
i wont be impressed if i have to use a dvd to play it, drives are so fucking noisy and annoying

Brisi
June 8 2011, 09:10:24 PM
bleh hope its not going to be distributed solely online via this new Origin thing EA are trying to push out.
its definitely going to be available retail, you can pre-order on amazon and have been able to for a while now
this origin shite might mean it doesnt come to steam tho, which would be a shame

You'll probably get some Origin cd-key you have to use to play it though. Sounds like the kinda thing EA would do.

Frools
June 8 2011, 09:57:47 PM
i wont be impressed if i have to use a dvd to play it, drives are so fucking noisy and annoying
you wont need the disc in to play, you never do for mp games

Tralna
June 8 2011, 10:05:40 PM
So long as you just have to use origin to download and activate it I won't care that much. If you have to launch the game through it or log into it to play like GFWL then I will be slightly pissed.

Darkening
June 8 2011, 10:24:15 PM
i wont be impressed if i have to use a dvd to play it, drives are so fucking noisy and annoying

Don't need the Disk to play BFBC2 single player or online.
So BF3 should be the same.

Aurora148
June 8 2011, 10:45:23 PM
i wont be impressed if i have to use a dvd to play it, drives are so fucking noisy and annoying

is your dvd drive from 1998 or something?

disk drives have been basically silent for a long time

elmicker
June 8 2011, 10:53:00 PM
The one that came in my just 2 year old dell studio 15 can make my fucking desk shake. Fucking hate drives.

evil edna
June 8 2011, 11:02:07 PM
its old and loud as fuck but as i essentially never use it it generally isnt an issue

Fallout
June 9 2011, 12:04:32 AM
How much does it cost developers to get their game on steam? Must be a reason for them all to start making their own digital download services or are they just being greedy?

Sandzibar
June 9 2011, 12:05:38 AM
How much does it cost developers to get their game on steam? Must be a reason for them all to start making their own digital download services or are they just being greedy?

its EA ....

Aurora148
June 9 2011, 12:20:23 AM
How much does it cost developers to get their game on steam? Must be a reason for them all to start making their own digital download services or are they just being greedy?

EA is the publisher so basically has complete control over the distribution of the game, DICE would have very little say.

It doesn't cost games companies anything to get their game onto Steam, but Steam takes a set percentage of any revenues generated through sales by them.

CastleBravo
June 9 2011, 12:50:33 AM
I remember installing a 52x cd-rom drive way back. First time I heard it spool up I wished I was wearing goggles and a hard hat.

teds
June 9 2011, 02:13:05 AM
How much does it cost developers to get their game on steam? Must be a reason for them all to start making their own digital download services or are they just being greedy?

EA have been trying to push digital distribution through themselves only for ageeeeeeeeeeeeeeees it's just always beyond terrible

Mona
June 9 2011, 07:52:07 AM
bleh hope its not going to be distributed solely online via
this origin shite might mean it doesnt come to steam tho, which would be a shame

Never trust EA. They always come to steam. Eventually.

Spang
June 9 2011, 08:30:56 AM
How much does it cost developers to get their game on steam? Must be a reason for them all to start making their own digital download services or are they just being greedy?

Between 30% and 40%. So yeah expensive but when you factor in disc pressing costs, box costs, distribution costs and retail's cut you'd probably save money. Retail piss me off they take a big chomp of the money and they will get more per copy sold than the developers will. So down with retail! Long live the digital download era!

Muffinsrevenger
June 9 2011, 09:02:04 AM
The people selling the games (as in, EA/Activision etc) won't price games lower then stores in order to avoid causing to much competition with the physical ones

Melichor
June 9 2011, 05:30:29 PM
Well it could go to GOG right?

Fachiri
June 9 2011, 07:24:44 PM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/30 ... eneral-RSS (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/306431/news/bobby-kotick-wanted-to-play-battlefield-3-at-e3-ea-said-no/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-General-RSS)

:lol:

Lancehot
June 9 2011, 07:39:07 PM
Honestly, I'd have given EA more props if they'd said yes, so long as John Riccitiello could play on the MW3 demo. Or, better yet, they played against each other.

edit: damn, watching that vid a couple times has made me finally order BF:BC2 off Amazon . I miss bombing stuff in a jet, only to leap out & parachute into a tank.

Jindo Minian
June 9 2011, 08:49:05 PM
I've bought this already from EA.
I remember buying Warhammer the same way i think it was.
It's fail but meh, i want the game.

Aurora148
June 11 2011, 03:46:50 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Evofo.png

Rans
June 11 2011, 03:56:06 PM
paging razor

Frools
June 11 2011, 04:21:47 PM
edit: damn, watching that vid a couple times has made me finally order BF:BC2 off Amazon . I miss bombing stuff in a jet, only to leap out & parachute into a tank.
you know theres no jets in bc2 right?

Lancehot
June 11 2011, 08:07:04 PM
edit: damn, watching that vid a couple times has made me finally order BF:BC2 off Amazon . I miss bombing stuff in a jet, only to leap out & parachute into a tank.
you know theres no jets in bc2 right?

I do now :cut:

Helfix
June 11 2011, 08:39:33 PM
edit: damn, watching that vid a couple times has made me finally order BF:BC2 off Amazon . I miss bombing stuff in a jet, only to leap out & parachute into a tank.
you know theres no jets in bc2 right?

I do now :cut:

I lol'd

Leboe
June 12 2011, 05:46:24 AM
edit: damn, watching that vid a couple times has made me finally order BF:BC2 off Amazon . I miss bombing stuff in a jet, only to leap out & parachute into a tank.
you know theres no jets in bc2 right?

I do now :cut:

I lol'd

I almost feel bad. BC2 is good though.

Lancehot
June 12 2011, 12:00:43 PM
No matter. I've been restricted to MW games on Xbox for so long anything different will be worth a tenner. Tired of having to mute everyone in a multiplayer game to enjoy it.

Aurora148
June 12 2011, 12:09:31 PM
http://i.imgur.com/54RQO.jpg

:obama:

Devec
June 12 2011, 12:14:29 PM
I thought this game was for shooting, not wandering through metro stations and admiring the aesthetics.

Mr Marram
June 12 2011, 12:37:41 PM
They are quite major continuity errors though, not the font and the paint job on the subway but the names and maps do need to follow the RL ones, its not difficult to find pictures.

Merk
June 12 2011, 12:57:09 PM
I thought this game was for shooting, not wandering through metro stations and admiring the aesthetics.

Now I could be wrong here, but I think whoever came up with that illustration of BF3 subway errors was making very subtle use of something called sarcasm.

:razor:

Izo Azlion
June 12 2011, 01:06:18 PM
I thought this game was for shooting, not wandering through metro stations and admiring the aesthetics.

Now I could be wrong here, but I think whoever came up with that illustration of BF3 subway errors was making very subtle use of something called sarcasm.

:razor:

Agree!

Also, just watched that video and fuck me it looks sublime. Soooo glad they're focusing on PC

Devec
June 12 2011, 01:12:24 PM
I thought this game was for shooting, not wandering through metro stations and admiring the aesthetics.

Now I could be wrong here, but I think whoever came up with that illustration of BF3 subway errors was making very subtle use of something called sarcasm.

:razor:

No shit sherlock.

Sandzibar
June 12 2011, 03:01:33 PM
Did bf2 have health regen? I honestly cant remember :oops:

Lancehot
June 12 2011, 03:08:29 PM
I remember medics carrying health packs so I dont think so.

KKassandra
June 12 2011, 03:15:48 PM
I remember medics carrying health packs so I dont think so.

They carry health packs in BC2 as well, and that has regenning health (albeit very slowly regenning unless you're standing on top of one of said medkits).

Devec
June 12 2011, 03:19:08 PM
I remember medics carrying health packs so I dont think so.

They carry health packs in BC2 as well, and that has regenning health (albeit very slowly regenning unless you're standing on top of one of said medkits).

BF2 still had health bars. Also in BC2 in hardcore mode the only way to get health back was through medics, which was much better.

Fachiri
June 12 2011, 05:21:17 PM
Did bf2 have health regen? I honestly cant remember :oops:

BF2 had absolutely no health regen whatsoever.

Davd
June 12 2011, 09:26:06 PM
Did bf2 have health regen? I honestly cant remember :oops:

BF2 had absolutely no health regen whatsoever.

That would've made the medic class partially useless.

Devec
June 12 2011, 09:33:45 PM
Did bf2 have health regen? I honestly cant remember :oops:

BF2 had absolutely no health regen whatsoever.

That would've made the medic class partially useless.

Yet vanilla bc2 does have it albeit it a slow one and that has medics, I'd just like it if one game would stop this regen faggotry and go back to the roots without me having to choose hardcore mode just to not having to deal with this.

Frools
June 12 2011, 09:35:10 PM
its really not that big a deal...

KKassandra
June 12 2011, 10:00:03 PM
its really not that big a deal...

Pattern
June 12 2011, 10:48:39 PM
As long as there are no health bars, I'm game.

Fallout
June 12 2011, 10:49:24 PM
Seems to be a small one near the ammo counter in the trailers

Pattern
June 13 2011, 12:35:43 AM
:ohnoes:

CastleBravo
June 13 2011, 04:35:11 AM
I like degenerating health games, where when you get shot you bleed out until a medic patches you up.

Tralna
June 13 2011, 06:25:54 AM
Reddit has gone absolutely pitchfork and torches crazy over something, possibly day one DLC, but i'm not entirely sure.

Is there any news on whether commanders will be back in the game?

Muffinsrevenger
June 13 2011, 06:49:29 AM
Nothing yet, but will see in September when we get the beta

spm1138
June 13 2011, 08:02:09 AM
It's actually not even vaguelly irritating in BC2.

It's slow enough that it doesn't kick in during a fight but quick enough that I can run around on my own deathmatching it up without needing to stick close to retard pubbies. Win / win.

Durzel
June 13 2011, 11:33:46 AM
Reddit has gone absolutely pitchfork and torches crazy over something, possibly day one DLC, but i'm not entirely sure.

Is there any news on whether commanders will be back in the game?
It's worse than that.

Two things have been established:
There will be Day 1 DLC for UK pre-orderers (http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/battlefield-3-limited-edition-physical-warfare-pack-available) (US presumably will get something different)[/*:m:fkfilchw]
The stuff these people get is exclusive to preorders and can not be obtained any other way (http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=164936)[/*:m:fkfilchw]

Silver_Rook: question.... these pre order bonuses? are they available to everyone once they rank up? or are some TRUE exclusive?

Demize99: The Physical Warfare Pack is fully exclusive. There's no other way to get those 4 items.
:(

CrzyLgs
June 13 2011, 11:46:41 AM
Reddit has gone absolutely pitchfork and torches crazy over something, possibly day one DLC, but i'm not entirely sure.

Is there any news on whether commanders will be back in the game?
It's worse than that.

Two things have been established:
There will be Day 1 DLC for UK pre-orderers (http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/battlefield-3-limited-edition-physical-warfare-pack-available) (US presumably will get something different)[/*:m:73hc81qa]
The stuff these people get is exclusive to preorders and can not be obtained any other way (http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=164936)[/*:m:73hc81qa]

Silver_Rook: question.... these pre order bonuses? are they available to everyone once they rank up? or are some TRUE exclusive?

Demize99: The Physical Warfare Pack is fully exclusive. There's no other way to get those 4 items.
:(

When the fuck will fucking EA realise that fucking bullshit like this is fucking r-tarded??? FUCKERS!

I've gone from massively looking forward to this game, to already feeling bitter over this crap.

tl;dr

FUCK ALL THAT IS EA!

Frools
June 13 2011, 12:03:40 PM
Reddit has gone absolutely pitchfork and torches crazy over something, possibly day one DLC, but i'm not entirely sure.

Is there any news on whether commanders will be back in the game?
It's worse than that.

Two things have been established:
There will be Day 1 DLC for UK pre-orderers (http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/battlefield-3-limited-edition-physical-warfare-pack-available) (US presumably will get something different)[/*:m:8uogor36]
The stuff these people get is exclusive to preorders and can not be obtained any other way (http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=164936)[/*:m:8uogor36]

Silver_Rook: question.... these pre order bonuses? are they available to everyone once they rank up? or are some TRUE exclusive?

Demize99: The Physical Warfare Pack is fully exclusive. There's no other way to get those 4 items.
:(
it really depends on if the items are really unique or reskins of some other weapon with the same stats
look at the SPECAT dlc for bc2, you cant get those weapons any other way but they are just reskinned versions of normal weapons so who gives a fuck

it also says the shotgun there is a day1 unlock, which implies you can unlock it another way
i wouldnt be surprised to see another LMG with the exact same stats as the Type 88

edit:
it is pretty retarded to be all "its just a way to say thank you to loyal fans who pre-order!" and then limit it to only 1 shop...
if that truly was your motivation you'd have it for any and all pre-orders not just ones from game.co.uk...

Devec
June 13 2011, 01:18:13 PM
You also get the Karkand pack which contains 4 maps off Battlefield 2 which if you don't purchase the pre-order you will have to purchase separately. It is a simple stunt to get more people to pre-order as they will otherwise miss out, or so they say. I don't see anything wrong with dlc in general if they are not overpriced and/or should have been in the game in the first place (I'm looking at you black ops) but first day dlc just comes across as oh hey we could have included this with the actual game but decided you should pay for extra for it because we don't care about your game experience.

Also in before everyone needs to have Origin running to play it on the pc.

Durzel
June 13 2011, 01:25:39 PM
It's especially galling as Karkand is easily the best map in BF2 imo.

I don't have a problem persay with pre-order bonuses, but bonuses that you can only get from pre-ordering - i.e. stuff you can never get once the game is released - is pretty annoying.

The pre-order sniper flash suppressor for example is "the only sniper rifle flash suppressor in the game", which means if you don't pre-order you'll never have any form of it. I don't know how important this will be in the grand scheme of things, but it could be a significant advantage on some maps.

evil edna
June 13 2011, 01:26:37 PM
i guess i gotta pre order from game.co.uk then as i want karkand. id so much rather just buy it on steam though, fuck you ea

Lancehot
June 13 2011, 01:58:51 PM
Amazon.co.uk limited edition pre-order says it has the multiplayer map pack as well a bunch of BF2 weapons & vehicles. It also says you get the back to Karkand map at no extra charge, as though I should be grateful.

Fallout
June 13 2011, 02:49:31 PM
The flash suppressor thing is supposed to be for close range sniping, so it cant make that much of a difference to gameplay.

edit: pretty confused now, that website says the extra weapons are only avalible on game and game station but amazon lists that it comes with weapons aswell, derp

Jeeves
June 13 2011, 05:14:48 PM
dlc is dlc, everything pre order exclusive is gonna be available to buy 6 months later anyway.

Muffinsrevenger
June 13 2011, 06:13:58 PM
The flash suppressor thing is supposed to be for close range sniping, so it cant make that much of a difference to gameplay.

Let me guess, you never experienced the glory that came with being creative with the VSS? :D

Fallout
June 13 2011, 06:47:36 PM
VSS was awesome until you ran out of ammo

Aurora148
June 13 2011, 06:49:57 PM
does anyone know if play.com takes money out when you preorder or on the release date ?

Lancehot
June 13 2011, 09:12:01 PM
Woot got BFBC2, & was happy to learn it forces me to use punkbuster, because it's clearly still 2002. Have yet to be able to play because regardless of what I do "communication error pnkbstrA.exe" pops up. All my excitement for BF3 has gone up in smoke.

edit: fixed. Turned out mcafee (which I thought I'd uninstalled) was blocking it. Alas, playing is just reminding me how shit at fps' I am, further sapping my interest in bf3.

Muffinsrevenger
June 13 2011, 09:18:59 PM
VSS was awesome until you ran out of ammo

Kill assault, drop his ammokit, re-grab your recon kit

When I was playing properly was literary actively chasing down medics and assaults in order to refill health/ammo

Tralna
June 13 2011, 11:18:09 PM
Woot got BFBC2, & was happy to learn it forces me to use punkbuster, because it's clearly still 2002. Have yet to be able to play because regardless of what I do "communication error pnkbstrA.exe" pops up. All my excitement for BF3 has gone up in smoke.

edit: fixed. Turned out mcafee (which I thought I'd uninstalled) was blocking it. Alas, playing is just reminding me how shit at fps' I am, further sapping my interest in bf3.

Play engineer, unlock the carl gustav and I am sure you will have fun since you don't have to aim to blow shit up, also the rage you get is incredible.

Mr Marram
June 13 2011, 11:56:10 PM
Woot got BFBC2, & was happy to learn it forces me to use punkbuster, because it's clearly still 2002. Have yet to be able to play because regardless of what I do "communication error pnkbstrA.exe" pops up. All my excitement for BF3 has gone up in smoke.

edit: fixed. Turned out mcafee (which I thought I'd uninstalled) was blocking it. Alas, playing is just reminding me how shit at fps' I am, further sapping my interest in bf3.

Play engineer, unlock the carl gustav and I am sure you will have fun since you don't have to aim to blow shit up, also the rage you get is incredible.

I found a few servers than restricted the CG because of that .... also recons, so no wookie shotgun madness :facepalm:

chadsexington
June 14 2011, 05:34:30 AM
VSS was awesome until you ran out of ammo

Generally about two seconds after you started firing and one second before the guy could die.

tbh I liked the vss, just couldn't kill anyone in softcore that handn't already taken a grenade to the face.

Oh, and BF3: gonna be terrible with all the DLC and completely unbalanced weapons. Also proning snipers. Maybe a 30x zoom for them for $5 extra. Hell, let them play from the next map and shoot you in spawn.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:23:17 AM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

spm1138
June 14 2011, 08:36:28 AM
VSS is awesome for getting kills with. It's got decent damage and a very high ROF. Even with the 20rnd mag it produces kills very reliably.

What sight are you using with it?

Devec
June 14 2011, 10:27:03 AM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Mona
June 14 2011, 10:33:32 AM
it really depends on if the items are really unique or reskins of some other weapon with the same stats
look at the SPECAT dlc for bc2, you cant get those weapons any other way but they are just reskinned versions of normal weapons so who gives a fuck


http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06 ... order-dlc/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/14/bf3-preorder-dlc/)

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 11:10:47 AM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Oh god so much, tbh I'd buy it again if they patched the bugs.

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 12:34:14 PM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Oh god so much, tbh I'd buy it again if they patched the bugs.

2142 was literally vomit.

Anyway, not gonna pre-order this shit, Karkand is fucking gay, and the DAO-12 was shit anyway. Gonna wait till it's on steam, screw fucking around with manual patches in this day and age.

Durzel
June 14 2011, 01:38:48 PM
Karkand is fucking gay
A plague on your house!

Pattern
June 14 2011, 02:06:05 PM
http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/6/14/ea-res ... omplaints/ (http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/6/14/ea-responds-battlefield-3-pre-order-complaints/)

Aurora148
June 14 2011, 02:25:41 PM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Oh god so much, tbh I'd buy it again if they patched the bugs.

2142 was literally vomit.

Anyway, not gonna pre-order this shit, Karkand is fucking gay, and the DAO-12 was shit anyway. Gonna wait till it's on steam, screw fucking around with manual patches in this day and age.

can we get a filter which converts Al Simmons rant posts into ponies

then all we would ever get is ponies

chadsexington
June 14 2011, 03:05:37 PM
VSS is awesome for getting kills with. It's got decent damage and a very high ROF. Even with the 20rnd mag it produces kills very reliably.

What sight are you using with it?

Red dot at point blank, so it suffered the same problem every other auto gun has at point blank - shit reg, requiring more bullets than in the clip to get enough successful hits to kill a guy.

Frools
June 14 2011, 03:12:27 PM
bullshit

even with 20rnd mag the vss is rapemobile, you have to position slightly differently with it than AR but its fucking ridiculous
you just suck

also this is the bf3 thread not the bc2 thread (which has died cos nobody plays that anymore)

Aurora148
June 14 2011, 03:17:15 PM
rambo VSS worked just fine with standard scope and ammo upgrade, from super closerange noscoping is easymode because it basically fires like a lasergun wherever the centre of the screen is pointing.

RazoR
June 14 2011, 03:32:35 PM
VSS is literally the best gun this world has ever saw.

[youtube:3s4ainqp]YiPBGp3D4AY[/youtube:3s4ainqp]

inb4 that's a VAL

Sandzibar
June 14 2011, 05:38:15 PM
VSS is literally the best gun this world has ever saw.

inb4 that's a VAL

Yeah you faggots do make some good guns.

Its a fav for me in Arma2/Stalker too.

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 05:51:55 PM
If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Oh god so much, tbh I'd buy it again if they patched the bugs.

2142 was literally vomit.

Anyway, not gonna pre-order this shit, Karkand is fucking gay, and the DAO-12 was shit anyway. Gonna wait till it's on steam, screw fucking around with manual patches in this day and age.

can we get a filter which converts Al Simmons rant posts into ponies

then all we would ever get is ponies

Pimp cane was way better than DAO for shotgun faggotry if you knew what you were doing. Also Karkand had faggots like this on it all day long, no thanks:

[youtube:1zhjoiea]KTdB2CzuCoo[/youtube:1zhjoiea]

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 05:56:32 PM
[quote=XenosisReaper]If I remember from BF2142 which had pretty big maps + proning 3xZoom snipers, most of the maps are built up enough that you rarely got sniped, wearing heavy armour meant to you could take 2 hits from the best sniper, which was more than enough to run and hide.

That said BF2142 was an amazing game only hampered by a truely hilarious ream of bugs and exploits.

I would totally buy if DICE decided to make a BF 2143 or another sci-fi related battlefield.

Oh god so much, tbh I'd buy it again if they patched the bugs.

2142 was literally vomit.

Anyway, not gonna pre-order this shit, Karkand is fucking gay, and the DAO-12 was shit anyway. Gonna wait till it's on steam, screw fucking around with manual patches in this day and age.

can we get a filter which converts Al Simmons rant posts into ponies

then all we would ever get is ponies

Pimp cane was way better than DAO for shotgun faggotry if you knew what you were doing. Also Karkand had faggots like this on it all day long, no thanks:

[youtube:1c7mhhdq]KTdB2CzuCoo[/youtube:1c7mhhdq][/quote:1c7mhhdq]

This is why you join a clan and don't play with pubbies. Or just don't be shit, but that's obviously too hard for you.

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 06:01:03 PM
Man, really? I just prefered vehicles generally, though I didn't mind a bit of squad work, but not on Karkand. Karkand was a trash map.

Fachiri
June 14 2011, 06:20:03 PM
I guess Sharqi Pen, Wake Island, and Gulf of Oman were all trash maps too, then...

Tordin Varglund
June 14 2011, 07:43:38 PM
hahahahah holy fuck complaining about people pressing space and switching weapons. Seriously? The only people who complain about it are people who were born with hands not working properly, or want their everyone to play an arcade game like its MAxiMUm ReAliZm.

arma is that way ->

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:01:22 PM
hahahahah holy fuck complaining about people pressing space and switching weapons. Seriously? The only people who complain about it are people who were born with hands not working properly, or want their everyone to play an arcade game like its MAxiMUm ReAliZm.

arma is that way ->

Battlefield is the middle ground between LOLOLOLOL Call of Duty and SUPERSRS ARMA, I think he's justified in being a little annoyed.

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 08:03:04 PM
I guess Sharqi Pen, Wake Island, and Gulf of Oman were all trash maps too, then...

No cos they had choppers and shit, also alternate routes so they weren't just meatgrinders.


hahahahah holy fuck complaining about people pressing space and switching weapons. Seriously? The only people who complain about it are people who were born with hands not working properly, or want their everyone to play an arcade game like its MAxiMUm ReAliZm.

arma is that way ->

[youtube:3en0bobx]MZRqbED7fQs[/youtube:3en0bobx]

Uhuh. This guy was top of the world leaderboards for a few months, and all he did was play on a Karkand 24/7 server all day doing this shit.

RazoR
June 14 2011, 08:08:27 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:11:12 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.

DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.

RazoR
June 14 2011, 08:13:15 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?

They just dropped a turd (BFBC2) and left like three people patching it up.

PART OF THE PROBLEM
THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

Frools
June 14 2011, 08:14:02 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

KKassandra
June 14 2011, 08:19:19 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?

Frools
June 14 2011, 08:20:30 PM
He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?
you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded

Aurora148
June 14 2011, 08:30:23 PM
[quote="RazoR":393s10fu]He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?
you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded[/quote:393s10fu]

slugs were nerfed once already

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:31:19 PM
[quote="XenosisReaper":17q9uuoj][quote="RazoR":17q9uuoj]He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?
you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded[/quote:17q9uuoj]

slugs were nerfed once already[/quote:17q9uuoj]

I can't remember what slugs were...was this from BF2 or BF2142?

RazoR
June 14 2011, 08:35:46 PM
[quote="Frools":1noaql0r][quote="RazoR":1noaql0r][quote="XenosisReaper":1noaql0r][quote="RazoR":1noaql0r]He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?they never did

dice are awful at patchesWhat was (is) wrong with slugs?you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded[/quote:1noaql0r]slugs were nerfed once already[/quote:1noaql0r]Clearly not enough.[/quote:1noaql0r]I can't remember what slugs were...was this from BF2 or BF2142?[/quote:1noaql0r]BFBC2. An ammo "upgrade" for shotguns.

teds
June 14 2011, 08:36:35 PM
[quote="RazoR":1tvpvo6j][quote="XenosisReaper":1tvpvo6j][quote="RazoR":1tvpvo6j]He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?
you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded[/quote:1tvpvo6j]

slugs were nerfed once already[/quote:1tvpvo6j]

I can't remember what slugs were...was this from BF2 or BF2142?[/quote:1tvpvo6j]

BC2, alternate ammo for shotguns, solid round instead of buckshot

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:37:31 PM
[quote="Frools":1g5aq7hs][quote="RazoR":1g5aq7hs][quote="XenosisReaper":1g5aq7hs][quote="RazoR":1g5aq7hs]He does have a point. Shit like this is possible only because of bad game design.DICE were pretty bad at patching bugs/exploits before BF:BC, they've improved somewhat so I'm hopeful BF3 won't be shite.How long did it take to fix slugs?
they never did

dice are awful at patches

What was (is) wrong with slugs?
you can snipe more effectively with them than with sniper rifles, they are retarded[/quote:1g5aq7hs]

slugs were nerfed once already[/quote:1g5aq7hs]

I can't remember what slugs were...was this from BF2 or BF2142?[/quote:1g5aq7hs]

BC2, alternate ammo for shotguns, solid round instead of buckshot[/quote:1g5aq7hs]

Ohhhhh I remember them... I don't see a problem with them tbh

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 08:48:36 PM
BF2 1.3 was the worst (best) patch ever.

[youtube:3r4vkxpp]zU3sR09g5TU[/youtube:3r4vkxpp]

[youtube:3r4vkxpp]0NF5hK6d_Pc[/youtube:3r4vkxpp]

[youtube:3r4vkxpp]l2BaJ6NRlhY[/youtube:3r4vkxpp]

[youtube:3r4vkxpp]tnrymX18qwQ[/youtube:3r4vkxpp]

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:51:09 PM
BF2 1.3 was the worst (best) patch ever.

[youtube:17wown8l]zU3sR09g5TU[/youtube:17wown8l]

[youtube:17wown8l]0NF5hK6d_Pc[/youtube:17wown8l]

[youtube:17wown8l]l2BaJ6NRlhY[/youtube:17wown8l]

[youtube:17wown8l]tnrymX18qwQ[/youtube:17wown8l]

[youtube:17wown8l]zC0HLtc5AxQ[/youtube:17wown8l]

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 09:01:19 PM
Trololol. Also you could just fly the air transports into the big walker things and they would die in one hit. The transports respawned within a few seconds, but the walkers took like 2 minutes to :lol: :lol:

RazoR
June 14 2011, 09:03:19 PM
Yeah those things are fun if they go on for less than a week but i'd rather have them fixed when they stop being hilarious and become annoying.

Al Simmons
June 14 2011, 09:06:58 PM
Oh yeah, I mean they took months to fix 1.3, it was terrible. I think they fired the studio responsible actually it was so bad. Flying tanks were funny, but not when you wanted to actually play properly and you got disconnected or the server died all the time.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1773/1961/1600/screen545.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1773/1961/1600/screen012da5.png

Aurora148
June 14 2011, 09:12:50 PM
DICE canada was responsible for all the bad patches

Vortex
June 14 2011, 09:19:55 PM
I thought dolphin diving was fixed a long time ago in BF2?

Also, confirming that the vss is win in any game and is my very favorite gun if available.

teds
June 14 2011, 09:37:50 PM
I thought dolphin diving was fixed a long time ago in BF2?

Also, confirming that the vss is win in any game and is my very favorite gun if available.

it basically is. they just messed around with the delay from changing stance to shooting

sarabando
June 14 2011, 09:41:12 PM
just tried playing BC2 again ohgod i hope the net code and hit detection in BF3 is better it really felt like it was popgun vs lasers of doom

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 09:44:55 PM
Reinstalled my old copy of BF2142 and it's pretty sweet actually, found a server with a working admin team who ban haxors, go go Voss raping. 3 5kill pins and a 10 kill pin in one round.

teds
June 14 2011, 09:48:11 PM
Reinstalled my old copy of BF2142 and it's pretty sweet actually, found a server with a working admin team who ban haxors, go go Voss raping. 3 5kill pins and a 10 kill pin in one round.

i can't find my disk nor key :(

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 09:59:06 PM
Reinstalled my old copy of BF2142 and it's pretty sweet actually, found a server with a working admin team who ban haxors, go go Voss raping. 3 5kill pins and a 10 kill pin in one round.

i can't find my disk nor key :(

I broke my disk and lost my key, thankfully I also bought it on EA's online store 4 years ago AND ORIGINS HAD IT!!!! (if you torrent the game and use a fake cd key, you can still login to MP if you use your EA account) AFAIK

teds
June 14 2011, 10:06:16 PM
brb being a dirty pirate

Lancehot
June 14 2011, 10:19:17 PM
Think I still have BF2142 discs kicking around somewhere. Always enjoyed it a lot more than the internet told me I should have.

Devec
June 15 2011, 01:27:58 AM
Reinstalled my old copy of BF2142 and it's pretty sweet actually, found a server with a working admin team who ban haxors, go go Voss raping. 3 5kill pins and a 10 kill pin in one round.

i can't find my disk nor key :(

I broke my disk and lost my key, thankfully I also bought it on EA's online store 4 years ago AND ORIGINS HAD IT!!!! (if you torrent the game and use a fake cd key, you can still login to MP if you use your EA account) AFAIK

It could be worse you could have accidentally broken your cd drive by letting your laptop fall on its side you know :facepalm:

Well origin download didn't work for me because I don't have the digital deluxe edition and it didn't recognize the serial code. So does that server require the expansion or is it vanilla?


Think I still have BF2142 discs kicking around somewhere. Always enjoyed it a lot more than the internet told me I should have.

Yes well its not as bad as the bitter old internet splergers say, sure it has its bugs and the titans that were never fixed but it is good fun nonetheless.

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 02:12:24 PM
Reinstalled my old copy of BF2142 and it's pretty sweet actually, found a server with a working admin team who ban haxors, go go Voss raping. 3 5kill pins and a 10 kill pin in one round.

i can't find my disk nor key :(

I broke my disk and lost my key, thankfully I also bought it on EA's online store 4 years ago AND ORIGINS HAD IT!!!! (if you torrent the game and use a fake cd key, you can still login to MP if you use your EA account) AFAIK

It could be worse you could have accidentally broken your cd drive by letting your laptop fall on its side you know :facepalm:

Well origin download didn't work for me because I don't have the digital deluxe edition and it didn't recognize the serial code. So does that server require the expansion or is it vanilla?


Think I still have BF2142 discs kicking around somewhere. Always enjoyed it a lot more than the internet told me I should have.

Yes well its not as bad as the bitter old internet splergers say, sure it has its bugs and the titans that were never fixed but it is good fun nonetheless.

My brother bought the mac version and when he got a windows machine he torrented it and used a keygen, then signed in using his EA account and played the multiplayer fine, and all the remaining servers run vanilla + patch 1.50,

Just torrent + keygen and sign in using whatever account you used to,

Durzel
June 15 2011, 02:57:30 PM
Oh dear...

EA Removes Recently Released Games from Steam

Word has gotten around today that Electronic Arts has stealthily removed some of its recent releases from the Steam digital distribution platform, including Crysis 2 and Alice: Madness Returns.

Interestingly, while these titles are available on EA’s new Origin service, the games remain available at other popular download stores, such as Amazon and Impulse. Although there has been no official statement from either EA or Valve concerning the matter, it would appear as though EA is preparing to drop the proverbial gauntlet in the battle over digital distribution market share.

This comes in the wake of an E3 announcement that BioWare’s upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, would be released exclusively on Origin. Coupled with the upcoming high-profile launch of Battlefield 3, which is rumored to be headed for Origin exclusivity, EA seems to be poised to make a big push against Steam, which has enjoyed virtually uncontested rights to the digital distribution crown.
http://geek.pikimal.com/2011/06/15/ea-r ... rom-steam/ (http://geek.pikimal.com/2011/06/15/ea-removes-recently-released-games-from-steam/)

These companies don't seem to get that the reason Steam is so popular (other than existing traction) is that it is unobtrusive. GFWL and no doubt Origin will be a bloaty piece of shit that probably bundles all kinds of crap you don't want or need. Just remembering how useless "EA Download Manager" was gives me the shivvers.

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 03:09:09 PM
Oh dear...

EA Removes Recently Released Games from Steam

Word has gotten around today that Electronic Arts has stealthily removed some of its recent releases from the Steam digital distribution platform, including Crysis 2 and Alice: Madness Returns.

Interestingly, while these titles are available on EA’s new Origin service, the games remain available at other popular download stores, such as Amazon and Impulse. Although there has been no official statement from either EA or Valve concerning the matter, it would appear as though EA is preparing to drop the proverbial gauntlet in the battle over digital distribution market share.

This comes in the wake of an E3 announcement that BioWare’s upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, would be released exclusively on Origin. Coupled with the upcoming high-profile launch of Battlefield 3, which is rumored to be headed for Origin exclusivity, EA seems to be poised to make a big push against Steam, which has enjoyed virtually uncontested rights to the digital distribution crown.

EA Origins uses half as much resources as Steam at idle
http://geek.pikimal.com/2011/06/15/ea-r ... rom-steam/ (http://geek.pikimal.com/2011/06/15/ea-removes-recently-released-games-from-steam/)

These companies don't seem to get that the reason Steam is so popular (other than existing traction) is that it is unobtrusive. GFWL and no doubt Origin will be a bloaty piece of shit that probably bundles all kinds of crap you don't want or need. Just remembering how useless "EA Download Manager" was gives me the shivvers.

Fallout
June 15 2011, 03:59:52 PM
So what does this mean if you already own games like Crysis 2 on steam?

Brisi
June 15 2011, 04:30:58 PM
So what does this mean if you already own games like Crysis 2 on steam?

:obama:

Pattern
June 15 2011, 04:54:14 PM
:facepalm:

spm1138
June 15 2011, 06:01:53 PM
Guess I'm not buying this after all :/

Mr Marram
June 15 2011, 06:28:07 PM
So what does this mean if you already own games like Crysis 2 on steam?

It seems Crysis 2 is no longer on the steam store, I have the game on steam and it works and plays fine (well lol 8v8 MP and shitty netcode but it works).

Oddly the original crysis is still on steam, as well as crysis:warhead.

Mighty stupid move to remove these games from the steam store, I doubt I will buy it from "origin" after the pile of crappy bloatware that "ea download manager" was, also as people above have said, fuck EA 'customer support' its nearly as bad as CCPs.

RazoR
June 15 2011, 06:50:32 PM
Good thing i bought BFBC2 and Crysis Warhead from EA in the first place. For 20 and 7 bux respectively~~~

Tralna
June 15 2011, 09:25:15 PM
So what does this mean if you already own games like Crysis 2 on steam?

It seems Crysis 2 is no longer on the steam store, I have the game on steam and it works and plays fine (well lol 8v8 MP and shitty netcode but it works).

Oddly the original crysis is still on steam, as well as crysis:warhead.

Mighty stupid move to remove these games from the steam store, I doubt I will buy it from "origin" after the pile of crappy bloatware that "ea download manager" was, also as people above have said, fuck EA 'customer support' its nearly as bad as CCPs.

Apparently Crysis 2 was removed by Valve for some reason so I think it will be back on the store when EA resolve whatever problem they were having.

I don't understand all the hate that Origin is getting, I have steam and impulse running all the time without ever noticing and don't see why having another console will make a difference. Surely it means that the developers will get more money since steam is no longer taking a cut from the sale.

Pacefalm
June 15 2011, 09:55:28 PM
It's because Steam is owned by Valve, a generally likeable company which cares for customers and produces high quality games of good value, & keep supporting them after release. Also Steam offers great discounts and has the support of many 3rd party developers.

EA on the other hand is a pile of pigs who wouldnt even recognise customer service if it raped them with a shovel. They produce tons of shit games & drop support for them within months, or force you to pay for them as 'dlc' while actually just being patches. They have lost my support many years ago, when I asked their customer service about a game called Nox, and the guys there didn't even know what Westwood was. This was like 2 years after they absorbed the once-great company into their massive viscous blob of shit.

tl;dr :bitter: EA sucks and deserves to die in a fire.

Jolin
June 15 2011, 09:57:41 PM
Surely it means that the EA will get more money since steam is no longer taking a cut from the sale.
FYP

spm1138
June 16 2011, 11:47:25 AM
I don't understand all the hate that Origin is getting, I have steam and impulse running all the time without ever noticing and don't see why having another console will make a difference. Surely it means that the developers will get more money since steam is no longer taking a cut from the sale.

Steam was really, really terrible on release. It's now actually rather good and unobtrusive / convenient. Not interested in waiting for EA to unfuck their own version when I've already got Steam.

EA have a reputation for nickel and diming gamers. I know Bobby Kotick is considered much worse now (it's because he is an ugly irritating twat to be fair - full hucknall and a face you could punch and punch) but EA got there first. I don't trust EA not to "monetise" every fucking thing on there.

Being multi-publisher keeps people honest. If your game is overpriced / shitty people can always see someone else's on the store next to it.

Durzel
June 16 2011, 11:53:06 AM
Origin may well end up being ok, but as a consumer I don't want to have to keep running different clients for the 1-2+ games I've bought simply because the respective publishers want a piece of the "game community" action. It's arbitrary and annoying.

As said already Steam was pretty meh to start with but has grown into something very nice indeed. The fact Valve embraced and allows other developers to reach a larger market via it is both good for Valve, the publishers (more exposure) and consumers (more convenience).

If EA and co. had wanted to compete they should've done it years ago when the market was emerging. As it is they've missed the boat so they should just :dealwithit: and embrace Steam, as consumers have. Trying to bring out Steam alternatives now just looks desperate.

Steam reminds me in a way of a non-shit version of eBay. You (the publisher) pay a cost to get your software on there, but you reach a much wider audience as a result. I have literally zero sympathy for EA in this regard because I'm certain they must make more money from their shit being on Steam than not on it - they just want even more money without any regard for what Steam actually means for consumers - convenience.

orcane
June 16 2011, 12:47:52 PM
Yes, I'm sure EA & Co. are just going :dealwithit: and keep paying Valve, a direct competitor with their B&M sales (ok, not in every country, lol 50€ for digital Portal 2 or 25£ for a physical copy) for the next decade.

I for one expect more publishers to jump the digital distribution train with their own stores/platforms and at least time-limited exclusivity. Just like they eventually started to piss on Lamestop's used games ripoff schemes with DLCs and mandatory activation.

Mona
June 16 2011, 02:19:31 PM
Yes, I'm sure EA & Co. are just going :dealwithit: and keep paying Valve, a direct competitor with their B&M sales (ok, not in every country, lol 50€ for digital Portal 2 or 25£ for a physical copy) for the next decade.

Actually, B&M are more evil than pirates (for publishers). :P

orcane
June 16 2011, 02:29:39 PM
They actually get money from selling in B&M stores (not used games sales ofc) so that can't be worse than retardo-pirates.

But they're the world leader in packaged video game publishing or something, and losing part of that to a platform they don't run themselves, I'm sure they really love that. I mean why try to sell those games digitally yourself if you can let Valve do it and keep some of the money for themselves? Why try to be number one in both physical and digital distribution if you can just be on top of the pile that's getting gradually smaller now as times go on. Right? Guys?

Al Simmons
June 16 2011, 03:25:19 PM
They actually get money from selling in B&M stores (not used games sales ofc) so that can't be worse than retardo-pirates.

But they're the world leader in packaged video game publishing or something, and losing part of that to a platform they don't run themselves, I'm sure they really love that. I mean why try to sell those games digitally yourself if you can let Valve do it and keep some of the money for themselves? Why try to be number one in both physical and digital distribution if you can just be on top of the pile that's getting gradually smaller now as times go on. Right? Guys?

Maybe they should have got into digital distribution 7 years ago like Valve did. Of course that would have required some imagination and foresight, which don't come included at EA.

XenosisReaper
June 16 2011, 03:26:26 PM
Thread derailed

orcane
June 16 2011, 03:52:00 PM
More like their previous token efforts weren't good enough. Still, better late than never - from a corporate perspective at least (and without corporations making the games, idiots wouldn't have anything to pirate).

XenosisReaper
June 16 2011, 03:53:01 PM
I made an Origins thread, take it there, this is for BF3 :)

Devec
June 16 2011, 05:20:13 PM
Yes we don't need to bitch/rage about origin in two threads, everybody knows its shit now anyways.

No updates on BF3 at this though.

Also I reinstalled 2142 and am patching it now, who's up for a game?

XenosisReaper
June 16 2011, 05:50:02 PM
Yes we don't need to bitch/rage about origin in two threads, everybody knows its shit now anyways.

No updates on BF3 at this though.

Also I reinstalled 2142 and am patching it now, who's up for a game?

Gimme an hour and a half and CCCCCC

edit, ingame name is XenosisReaper, add me if you want

Devec
June 16 2011, 05:59:14 PM
Yes we don't need to bitch/rage about origin in two threads, everybody knows its shit now anyways.

No updates on BF3 at this though.

Also I reinstalled 2142 and am patching it now, who's up for a game?

Gimme an hour and a half and CCCCCC

edit, ingame name is XenosisReaper, add me if you want

Send you a steam invite, accept bro.

Also I will only have an hour to play or so though.

Leboe
June 17 2011, 07:23:13 AM
http://i.imgur.com/1az6m.jpg



in those few more years, imagine what battlefield 4 will look like


BF4 will just be a draft notice in a box.

Reddit comments <3

Mona
June 17 2011, 10:19:12 AM
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlef ... yers.aspx# (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/06/16/physical-warfare-pack-available-to-all-battlefield-3-players.aspx#)#

Physical pack will be free for all by the end of the year.

Aurora148
June 17 2011, 01:27:29 PM
PS3 gameplay:

[youtube:fxmesbu0]JLCFQyqEoHA[/youtube:fxmesbu0]

the quality difference between the PC and PS3 seems pretty massive

XenosisReaper
June 17 2011, 05:08:27 PM
PS3 gameplay:

[youtube:32epo3x4]JLCFQyqEoHA[/youtube:32epo3x4]

the quality difference between the PC and PS3 seems pretty massive

http://nyarth.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/slowpoke-breaking-news.gif?w=350&h=400

Ishanda
June 17 2011, 05:44:47 PM
Most interesting part of that PS3 footage: They changed the M4 empty reload animation to pressing the bolt release catch rather than pulling on the charging handle.

Aurora148
June 21 2011, 04:40:11 PM
http://i.imgur.com/O5PzI.png

Aurora148
June 30 2011, 08:25:22 PM
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1614/bf35f00operation5f00met.jpg

The Pie
June 30 2011, 10:02:59 PM
http://assets1.indy.com/photos/174542/default.jpg

Davd
July 9 2011, 07:30:24 PM
I bought MoH earlier this week from the steam sale just to get into the BF3 beta. Although the MoH single player campaign was pretty fucking epic and it was alone worth it... didn't bother with multiplayer.

Fitzy
July 11 2011, 05:41:00 AM
I bought MoH earlier this week from the steam sale just to get into the BF3 beta. Although the MoH single player campaign was pretty fucking epic and it was alone worth it... didn't bother with multiplayer.

So not worth it.

Warpath
July 11 2011, 11:21:07 AM
RPS story stating that BF3 may not be releasing on steam

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/07/11/no-steam-release-for-battlefield-3/#more-65617

Rudolf Miller
July 11 2011, 05:44:43 PM
Preparing to murder babies if true

Airow
July 11 2011, 06:06:35 PM
this is kinda dumb because pretty sure it will sooner or later be avaiable on steam simply because it's another channel to sell your stuff to customers... still looking forward to it although I'm not sure if my comp will be able to handle it.

Eidolon
July 11 2011, 06:16:55 PM
RPS story stating that BF3 may not be releasing on steam

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/07/11/no-steam-release-for-battlefield-3/#more-65617

That's pretty retarded. I personally couldn't care less, as I'm going to get the boxed version anyway, but still, they are going to lose so many sales because of this. :psyduck:

orcane
July 11 2011, 06:26:10 PM
Are they though? Console sales are probably going to be much higher than PC sales, and given the availability from most other digital distribution outlets as well as B&M stores, I seriously doubt they're going to hurt for sales if they won't put it on lolsteam.

GeromeDoutrande
July 11 2011, 06:43:14 PM
The thing about "lolsteam" is that it accounts for more of the PC digital distribution market than all other outlets combined even by fairly modest estimates. In addition, EA will be losing out on any awareness they would create about games that they get by simply promoting them via the Steam storefront.

mewninn
July 11 2011, 08:01:57 PM
curious if they will keep the scale of BC2 for some of the maps. rush was surprisingly good for focused squad v. squad action on the maps where you could see.

also 32 on 32 rush with 4 or 5 mcoms would be especially lol/jizzworthy depending on your team.

hoping they don't go overboard with the snowstorms in houses this time

orcane
July 11 2011, 08:20:57 PM
I can see that mattering for niche games or "lesser" games. Not Battle-fucking-field 3 though. Also, PC = niche market. Steam = niche of niche market. If I count on big publishers doing anything right it's considering their actions when it comes to decisions which earn them money.

Eidolon
July 11 2011, 08:33:04 PM
As far as I know (I may be wrong) BFBC2 sold roughly the same on all three platforms, so PC gaming definitely isn't a niche market. According to estimates, Digital Distribution now makes up around 30 to 50% of PC game sales, of which (also estimated) 75 to 90% are made on Steam. Also not really "niche". So if BC3 not coming to Steam is true, it actually is kind of a big deal.

Pattern
July 11 2011, 08:43:34 PM
I have a feeling EA's strategy will probably work if BF3 and a whole bunch of other games are any good. Wasn't steam initially used to deliver HL2 and stuff?

orcane
July 11 2011, 08:56:59 PM
Yeah they basically introduced it by making it mandatory for the highly popular CS and mega-hyped HL2. Can't blame any publisher for trying the same even if it's 7 years after Steam launched.


As far as I know (I may be wrong) BFBC2 sold roughly the same on all three platforms, so PC gaming definitely isn't a niche market. According to estimates, Digital Distribution now makes up around 30 to 50% of PC game sales, of which (also estimated) 75 to 90% are made on Steam. Also not really "niche". So if BC3 not coming to Steam is true, it actually is kind of a big deal.
It's only a big deal if those people are Steam fanbois enough to not buy a box, Origin version or any other digital edition. And considering BF3 isn't exactly some unimportant niche title, I figure most people who want to play it will get over it and buy the game regardless of whether it's on Steam or not.

mjukis
July 11 2011, 09:12:38 PM
The problem EA and the other publishers face in a nutshell is that as the market shifts to digital sales they have an opportunity to cut out the retailer. Valve is rapidly (I would argue they currently are) becoming the gatekeeper that are going to make money off pretty much every pc game sale. Publishers have to do something or they'll be in an identical or worse situation that they are with gamestop/walmart. Think how fast steam has become the de facto standard for selling games on the PC, now imagine the kind of bargaining power Valve will have in 1, 2, or 3 years if no real challenger shows up. Dont want to pay valve 30% of the price in commision? Tough shit.

Frools
July 11 2011, 09:22:19 PM
Origin pricing is a fucking joke
if you thought steam was bad on prices just lol at this bullshit
NFS Shift 2
£35 on Origin
£30 on steam
£13 on amazon

bf3 pre-order
£40 on origin
£30 on amazon

now consider that origin is ENTIRELY EA, there is no publisher dictating a price to them or anything like that to use as an excuse
what the fuck EA, srsly

evil edna
July 11 2011, 09:42:52 PM
all about the benjamins

noobcake
July 11 2011, 10:20:53 PM
http://i.imgur.com/54RQO.jpg

:obama:

Wow..that image. : facepalm:

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