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Battlefield 3: Aftermath Vid Flies Over Talah Market
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Here’s a new vid for Battlefield 3’s Aftermath add-on, focusing on the Talah Market map.

“Whilst all four maps in Aftermath are themed around the same concept of a post-earthquake environment, they all play differently,” says DICE.

“Team play is always at the forefront when designing maps at the DICE studio, and Talah Market -- internally nicknamed simply "Marketplace" -- is no exception.

“A lot of the designers at the studio are big fans of classic competitive shooters like Counter-Strike, and for Aftermath, they wanted to bring some of that old-school shooter tradition into the mix with a fiercely competitive map where it's kill or get killed as you can see in this specially created flythrough.

“We look at the challenges the team at DICE faced when designing the Talah market map to encourage different play styles, such as sniping, big standoffs, mid-range encounters as well as fast paced close quarters action.

“Talah Market plays more like an ‘arena’ than your typical Rush mode from A to B to C. This is the map where, more than any other, you play to show off your skills both as an individual and as a tightly knit team.”

Aftermath will be available to Battlefield Premium subscribers on December 4th, non subs can grab it separately on December 18th.




 
 

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Comment #1 by tripleb2k
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:18:19 AM
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Crossbow - the weapon no one asked for in a Battlefield 3 game.


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Comment #2 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:19:34 AM
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Awesome!!! Can't wait to play these maps!!!


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Comment #3 by daardu
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:36:06 AM
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Damn, same day as Far Cry 3. What to do, what to do.


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Comment #4 by BBDrew84
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:44:06 AM
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Going to love raking in the medals with the new patch tonight.

@#1 No one may have asked for it but I am going to enjoy the hell out of using it. And it is an Xbow by the way


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Comment #5 by Rapturous Rich
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:09:54 AM
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What the hell warranted a thumbs down for #4? Jesus the people on this site are a joke.
WAHHHH, SOMEONE DISAGREED WITH ME.


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Comment #6 by xCRIMINALMINDSx
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:29:46 AM
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@3 far cry comes out on 30th nov


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Comment #7 by BBDrew84
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:36:39 AM
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@#5 Because #4 is a scrub ;)



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Comment #8 by tripleb2k
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:39:45 AM
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@5 I really don't care about thumbs down/up so if you're accusing me of it, you're wrong. and crying about who gave who a thumbs down is just as bad buddy.


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Comment #9 by WickedD365
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:47:47 AM
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Holy shit YES!!!!


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Comment #10 by Ghosty McGoo
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:57:47 AM
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Oh lord, a crossbow. I'm assuming there's also going to be a DLC set in 2025.


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Comment #11 by StarlessRelic
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:24:09 PM
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Strange enough, It says on Battlelog that I had access to Aftermath last week and it came up on my feed. I feel that Battlelog trolled me... Dang!


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Comment #12 by Opiate42
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:29:34 PM
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@ 4 & 5

Scrubs. All ah youz!! ;P

Now lets go xbow someone. A few someones. Many someones.


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Comment #13 by gravelandx88
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:51:00 PM
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A crossbow huh? Looks like DICE/EA ran out of ideas and started pulling one from Treyarch. :/


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Comment #14 by LordBunnyHunter
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:29:19 PM
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Hopefully it'll be a one-shot-kill weapon, unlike all sniper rifles (which was a really stupid idea).


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Comment #15 by DROoOPPY360
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:28:07 PM
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@14 Why not play hardcore, the way Battlefield should be played. I think I've only played 1 core match I really like Hardcore, feels way more realistic.


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Comment #16 by WalterWhite
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 05:54:44 PM
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Can anyone tell the difference between any of the rubble town in the desert maps in any of these games anymore?


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Comment #17 by BKNaB
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 06:28:27 PM
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What's with all the hate on the crossbow?


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Comment #18 by Roose91
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 06:32:16 PM
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@4 *facepalm* Yes and what word is the letter X commonly used instead of. That's right "cross", making it a Crossbow. Please before you try big timing it/correcting people again, engage brain.


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Comment #19 by BBDrew84
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 08:44:50 PM
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@18 Thanks for the lesson Captain Obvious! Was not correcting anyone, I was just referring to it as what the Dev's of the game call it, a XBOW.


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Comment #20 by Tai_MT
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:49:44 AM
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"Oh noes! They are putting in a Crossbow! But I wanted a reskinned Sniper Rifle instead! I wanted another OP Machine Gun instead! Why can't they listen to us and give us one-hit-kill guns with endless clips?!"

Seriously people. If you don't like it, get the achievement for it and never use it again. It's a crossbow, who cares? I don't even care if they got the idea from somewhere else. Like... Oh... Say... PERFECT DARK? That's right, Perfect Dark used it before Treyarch.

If we're going to play the "stole the idea" game like a bunch of morons, let's figure out which game the crossbow ORIGINALLY showed up in and then cry foul that it was stolen from back in 1989.

I will never understand all the incessant whining people who play shooters do. As well as all the inflated egos of said people when they're using the most powerful guns in the game that kill in one hit and then claim they have "skill". Um, no. Use the worst weapons in the game and go 57 and 0. Then we'll talk about skill.

While I enjoy Battlefield 3 more than Modern Warfare 3... I enjoy Black Ops 2 as much as Battlefield 3. If they have similar weapons, who cares? I certainly don't. If they allowed me to throw rocks as a weapon, I'd throw rocks and level them up for fun.

Or does nobody remember that video games are meant to be FOR FUN? Wonder what ever happend to those days...


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Comment #21 by Purified N Fire
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:19:49 AM
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@20

What happened to those days, was a little thing called achievements. Granted, I am a completionist, but I'm been playing games for fun since-insert old school game here-

For those of you struggling to come up with an old school game, here are a few of the lesser known but better titles... Rygar, Battletoads and Double Dragon, The Original Ghostbusters, PaperBoy, James Pond...that's right it's Bond with a frog...

And if those do not work for you simply put in Mike Tyson's Punch Out and all is well. Piston Honda, Soda Popinski, Mr. Sandman... enough said.


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Comment #22 by Purified N Fire
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:21:10 AM
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@20

What happened to those days, was a little thing called achievements. Granted, I am a completionist, but I've been playing games for fun since-insert old school game here-

For those of you struggling to come up with an old school game, here are a few of the lesser known but better titles... Rygar, Battletoads and Double Dragon, The Original Ghostbusters, PaperBoy, James Pond...that's right it's Bond with a frog...

And if those do not work for you simply put in Mike Tyson's Punch Out and all is well. Piston Honda, Soda Popinski, Mr. Sandman... enough said.


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Comment #23 by Tai_MT
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:31:28 PM
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Hey, you're forgetting the original Zelda games in which you HAD to create your own map or risk getting lost and never knowing what you were doing. As well as a lot of the early Metroid titles. Don't forget Contra or Final Fantasy. The original Sonic the Hedgehog or Bubsy. What about Lemmings?

I don't think "Achievements" is what happened to playing games for fun. I think "playing online" is what happened. I remember playing 4 player splitscreen games of shooters and just having a blast. Or playing Mario Party with all my friends. Then came the invention of the internet and everyone started yelling "stop having fun, guys!" and things got so much more competative and whiny.

Cheats were something you used to enhance your own gameplay and not to get a leg up on the competition. Glitches were the same. The invention of online play has kind of wrecked that, I think.


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