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Video: Battlefield 3 PS3 Hands-On Report: Opposing Forces

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158w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video and hands-on Opposing Forces report today for Battlefield 3 on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Not long ago, Jeff and I went hands-on with an early, pre-alpha PS3 build of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.

Building on the positive buzz behind the smash hit Battlefield Bad Company 2, developer DICE is crafting a muscular follow-up that leverages new animation and rendering tech, revamped online features, and a rough-and-tumble feel to create a new breed of military shooter.

During the multiplayer battle, Jeff and I found ourselves on opposing sides (my side won, naturally). Following our all-too-brief hands-on session, Jeff and I compared notes on the finer points of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.





Sid Shuman: With Call of Duty's twitchier play style becoming the industry norm for many multiplayer military shooters, I was most curious to see how Battlefield 3′s multiplayer would stake out its own territory.

I was pleased to find a highly accessible game that remains faithful to Battlefield's realistic roots while evolving the look, feel, and tactics. This is a shooter that has learned several important...
 

Video: EA's Battlefield 3 for PlayStation 3 from E3 2011

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163w ago - Electronic Arts Community Coordinator Eduardo Vasconcellos has made available some video footage today from E3 2011 showcasing Battlefield 3 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: DICE's [Register or Login to view links] had an incredible showing at last week's E3, racking up over [Register or Login to view links]. But for many shooter fans, one question remained – "Where's the console version?"

Well, tonight those questions are answered as DICE's own Johan Dohl stops by [Register or Login to view links] to give Jimmy the first hands on with Battlefield 3 for PS3.

Be sure to set those TIVO's, and for more information on Battlefield 3 be sure to watch our interview with Patrick Bach, Executive Producer on Battlefield 3 below.





One more thing! If you missed the news at PlayStation's E3 2011 Press Conference, the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 will include the full version of Battlefield 1943 on the Blu-ray disc – an exclusive bonus just for PS3 owners.
 

Video: EA Releases New Battlefield 3 Fault Line PS3 Trailer

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171w ago - EA Community Lead Paul Keslin has released a new Battlefield 3 Fault Line PS3 trailer today!

To quote: Watch 12 minutes of gameplay from [Register or Login to view links] in our full Fault Line reveal, featuring never before shown footage.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, the next instalment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine.

This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations.





As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.
 

Video: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam The Battle for Hastings

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190w ago - Electronic Arts Community Coordinator Eduardo Vasconcellos has shared a video today spotlighting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam The Battle for Hastings on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: On December 21, [Register or Login to view links] will arrive on the PlayStation 3 with the low, low cost of $14.99, adding some great new gameplay to an already fantastic shooter.

You may already know that this expansion comes with new weapons, new vehicles, and four new maps, but what you may not know is that one of the most popular maps from 2004's Battlefield: Vietnam will also be included in the bundle.





The fifth map, Operation Hastings, will add a new avenue for PlayStation gamers to show their superiority on the Battlefield featuring everything that makes BFBC2 Vietnam amazing: tanks, Jeeps, temples, boats and helicopters all in an environment featuring a distinctive bridge that separates the map into two main areas. Though, it's not as easy as all that. It's entirely up to you to unlock this fifth map.

To unlock Operation Hastings, we've decided to start up a new community challenge for all of our fans dubbed The Battle for Hastings. To unlock Operation Hastings,...
 

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition is Out Now on PS3

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204w ago - Today DICE Jr. Product Manager Tommy Rydling has officially announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition is out for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: You get a ton of stuff in [Register or Login to view links], with Onslaught Mode, Limited Edition Unlocks and the full version of Battlefield 1943 – DICE's PSN WWII shooter from the summer of 2009, now making its first appearance in retail stores.

As you may or may not remember, when Battlefield 1943 first launched, DICE ran the Coral Sea Challenge. As soon as the gamers on PS3 reached 43 million kills collectively, a fourth map would unlock.

For a latecomer to the party, it's still a blast to soar through the skies on the Coral Sea bonus map, even though I missed out on contributing in the challenge.

Back to the beautiful Pacific in Battlefield 1943.

Back then, it took the PS3 gamers only eight days to reach the 43 million kill limit! Which got me wondering: What has happened since then in the Battlefield universe, numbers-wise? So I dove into the official PS3 stats for Bad Company 2 (released only six months ago) and came back with the following impressive figures:

Total body count: 2,551,119,430
 
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