Battlefield 3
Patrick Bach Talks Battlefield 3, the Console Version & What You Can Expect This Fall
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I think it’s safe to say that not only did Battlefield 3’s debut showing at GDC wow the attending press – us included, of course – but after DICE and EA released the videos to the general public, the anticipation for the game was fever pitch.

“But it was on the PC!” many will shout, and so when we caught up with Patrick Bach, Battlefield 3’s Executive Producer, recently, we asked those burning questions that’s on everyone’s minds... So just how good is the console version? What are the differences between the PC and console versions? What have DICE done with the latest iteration of the Frostbite engine? And much, much more. It’s an interview you can’t afford to miss!

Battlefield 3 is scheduled for a fall 2011 release.


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Comment #1 by DeafSunchaser
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:40:28 PM
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Sweet.... Just so looking forward to this game! bf2 was awesome on the pc! :)

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Comment #2 by H0p3sfalL
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:40:31 PM
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Day 1 purchase hands down !

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Comment #3 by asilent boom
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:50:28 PM
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Can't wait until they start showing some MP videos. Any word on when they plan to do the beta?

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Comment #4 by The Robxp
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:52:13 PM
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@2 Same, game looks great!
(inb4 blue protoss comes and starts calling people fanboys, debating the difference between fact and opinion, turning this comments section into a flame war, ect.)

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Comment #5 by Len lfc
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:52:46 PM
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Already Pre-Ordered!

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Comment #6 by tripleb2k
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:15:27 PM
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I have faith the console versions will be excellent! Looking forward to this.

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Comment #7 by thml7
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:19:09 PM
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I'm with #3.

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Comment #8 by The Betrayer142
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:42:10 PM
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Being a true DICE fanboy I will buy any game made by them and I also love my sexbox with it's oh-so-fun-to-get achievements, but as soon as I saw that PC would have 64 players and jets I knew I had to get the PC version. I would love to get the console version for comparison to see if they really are the same and, of course, for achievements.

Now I have to get ahold of enough money to get all these great games! Roll on Fall 2011!!!

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Comment #9 by The Betrayer142
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:43:10 PM
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* but I might wait and rent the console version at a later date.

sorry for double post :/

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Comment #10 by qpRELENTLESSqp
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:00:48 AM
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this game is designed and meant to be played on PC, for once a game will be ported to the console instead of the other way

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Comment #11 by dark quasar
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 01:12:17 AM
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COOP,can't wait

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Comment #12 by MasterKingz
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 01:28:16 AM
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I like how at the end he say that PC and Consoles will have the same features.
64 player multiplayer then pwease

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Comment #13 by sneh
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 02:09:04 AM
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some new footage would have been nice..

Already pre-ordered it for the 360, thinking about also getting it for PC, but it might have to wait until I can see some real comparisions between the two.

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Comment #14 by asilent boom
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 02:35:26 AM
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@12 I know I'd like that too, I read an article on BF3 awhile ago that said the 24 players on console wasn't set in stone, I doubt the that the player count will raise but I guess there is a small chance from what one of the game designers said on twitter.

"we'll support as many as we can +maybe extra provided it maintains the integrity of the play experience."

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Comment #15 by HorsemanOfWar16
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 02:42:06 AM
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Awesome interview.- Battlefield 3 is gonna be soo good. Cant wait - Im my top 5 games for 2011!

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Comment #16 by Tragik T
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:17:25 AM
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Sounds like he took a lil stab at Crysis He said "we don't need to make the explosions bigger or have *earthquakes* for it to look cool." I thought it was funny, cuz BF3 is gonna kick sooooooooooo much ass.

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Comment #17 by Tcaps8
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:35:37 AM
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Comment #18 by pinkfluff1
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:47:43 AM
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One advantage of a console will be not having to have a ridiculously expensive high spec PC to play the game so it looks this good :) cannot wait

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Comment #19 by SG1 Warsquatch
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:51:36 AM
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This level is called faultline so im pretty sure they do need earthquakes, as we all have seen it happening in the demos. Gears and BF 3 and Skyrim, Deus Ex. Rent may be a lil late for month this fall.

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Comment #20 by Spud81
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:52:27 AM
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Excellent Vid guys...will be getting this on all platforms just like Bad Company 2!!

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Comment #21 by Muffin Man XX
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:17:13 AM
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only problem i see with this is the way they reload weapons, just doesnt look right to me, other than that its awesome :D

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Comment #22 by Lord_Statn
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:39:48 AM
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Makes me proud to be a Swede!

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Comment #23 by El Mago de Oz
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:43:38 AM
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@21 You want really crap reload anymations? Play Homefront.

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Comment #24 by Eythan
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:49:17 AM
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god damn i need t oget money to pre-order this sometime haha

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Comment #25 by Barad
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:56:39 AM
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Cannot wait for this..

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Comment #26 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:21:00 AM
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Already preordered this to secure the limited edition version about a month ago.

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Comment #27 by Jellybean468
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:29:25 AM
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WOO! Co-op!

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Comment #28 by General Boredom
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:32:16 AM
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I just want to know when the damn beta is going to start; only reason I've held onto my copy of Medal of Honor.

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Comment #29 by KH308
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 07:03:06 AM
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I bet I am going to start playing black ops and halo reach less. Or maybe even stop playing them when this game comes out. lol

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Comment #30 by Nitewalkar
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:36:33 AM
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remember that time, that I pre-ordered and paid for Medal of Honor, so that I could get beta access to this. Ya, that was a crock.

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Comment #31 by arete
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:37:20 AM
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My most anticipated game of the year essentially...I guess it's back to BC2

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Comment #32 by Bill IV
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 09:01:54 AM
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Did i just hear him say some co-op modes? YESS!

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Comment #33 by Chuppernicus
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 09:09:10 AM
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You would think the Beta would be landing in our laps pretty soon. Maybe they want to wait until the Gears 3 beta is over?

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Comment #34 by guillermo316
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 10:11:09 AM
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the thing that annoys me is that black ops has that sound everytime a round ends or starts, and they have the same beat. I'm talking about when the trailer plays, They say they want to separate themselves from the competition because they lose vision but then they play the same sound. lol

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Comment #35 by big stu122
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 10:34:45 AM
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cant wait

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Comment #36 by Clode101
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:54:01 PM
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Already preordered, still ISO Beta acess via Medal Of Honor, though lol.

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Comment #37 by GaryYEAH
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 01:33:34 PM
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I didn't really get on with *Battlefield: Bad Company 2* (though I might give it another go), but I'm really looking forward to this!


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Comment #38 by leeroy1975
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 02:56:13 PM
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The game will be awesome!!

I found out yesterday that the new Need for Speed called The Run, will be running in the frostbite 2 engine

It looks like the Cannonball run, coast to coast of the US.

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Comment #39 by Mister Chief105
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:14:42 PM
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This game is going to destroy the next CoD game

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Comment #40 by Gobitron
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:16:59 PM
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My most anticipated game of the year by far!

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Comment #41 by fat cat
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:20:05 PM
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This shit is off the hook

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Comment #42 by Frankyg88
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:30:51 PM
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This game cant come soon enough but I need to see multiplayer!! Especially jets!

Why hasn't blueprincess 'commented' to tell us how we don't know anything about FPS's and how this is a cod clone yet?

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Comment #43 by Night45Fox
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:35:58 PM
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LAN Support! /hopefully

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Comment #44 by DanielH
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:28:42 PM
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fall 2011 release, yea right! show me proof of when the Official Street Date is, and i'll pre-order Battlefield 3

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Comment #45 by GhostFaceKillah
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:41:41 PM
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this game looks so awesome cant wait till it comes out

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Comment #46 by StillTIPPIN187
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 10:02:49 PM
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I bet this game gets moved back to a early 2012 release.

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Comment #47 by xxsnakeyez
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 03:43:02 AM
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i think its getting released around 3rd to 6th of november ,looks good but dont like the recoil

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Comment #48 by qpRELENTLESSqp
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 07:41:51 AM
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it would be sweet if it came out on Nov 10th. Marine Corps Birthday!

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Comment #49 by cheevo360
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:36:21 PM
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Awesome cannot wait for this!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you Battlefield :D

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Comment #50 by WePunchEmoKids
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:43:05 PM
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FPS of the year for sure

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Comment #51 by MediumMelanin
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:58:06 PM
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Ah, looks like I will miss the interview, damn it! I have no internet at home right now, and videos are blocked at my school...-_-

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Comment #52 by phantom gangsta
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 06:19:10 PM
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as gamers we do have a hand on how a game end up to be.just look at cole infamous 2 look before fan voicef there outrage snd after

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Comment #53 by BC SG9er
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 06:39:17 PM
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Day one for sure! can't wait for this one.

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Comment #54 by Sinister5
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:42:25 PM
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Good stuff, likely try PC and a copy for my 360.

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Comment #55 by sheem
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:29:41 AM
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cant wait for this

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Comment #56 by Jleek1992
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 03:48:12 AM
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WOW this game looks beautiful i will rent or buy this title for definete.

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Comment #57 by Sgt Hartman 87
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 02:03:59 PM
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Lets hope it is releasing on november 3rd. Just happens to be my birthday too!!! Cant think of a better present!!!

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Comment #58 by RaidenRain
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 04:12:49 PM
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Comment #59 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 08:59:16 PM
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cant wait till those battlefield moments release they was always awsome

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Comment #60 by Battletick
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 02:15:12 PM
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We all know buildings don't fall down that way! (3:35-3:41) It makes no difference in how much fun the game is, but it'd be nice. In Crysis 2 building fall over in that same ridiculous way as well.

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Comment #61 by Cruorvulpes
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 01:55:25 AM
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This one is going to be fun

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Comment #62 by Jleek1992
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 05:08:16 AM
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I will rent this title and see what it's like.

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Comment #63 by a fat turkey
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 02:36:07 PM
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@58 Battlefield 3 will not get game of the year. Neither will Gears 3 and neither will the next CoD. These kinds of games never win GOTY, it always goes to an RPG. Don't get me wrong though, it would be great to see this get GOTY, just very unlikely that it will.Also, im really looking forward to this. Battlefield as this years FPS and Gears 3 as this years TPS.

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Comment #64 by Synysterdragon
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 10:55:28 PM
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I can't wait for this. Still can't believe I keep forgetting to pre-order this

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Comment #65 by xKRAIZEEMANx
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 07:45:41 PM
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I, too, cannot wait for the release of this game.

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Comment #66 by Literaryman
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 12:00:46 AM
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Supposed to be just the one earthquake, to set the stage of anarchy and chaos, now go find something else to b*tch about or learn to love this game.

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Comment #67 by Matt Something
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 05:06:52 PM
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I really hope for the 64 players on the console, keep up the good work dice.

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Comment #68 by Crazycatfish11
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 11:51:39 AM
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CO-OP Yessssssssss

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Comment #69 by LastBrownies
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 05:57:02 PM
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anybody know when we get the beta?

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Comment #70 by LOBO325
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 03:45:17 PM
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Can't wait for it! The best of the best series.

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Comment #71 by sniper Elite
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 05:53:59 AM
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best game ever i was a rainbow six gamer for a year a was a cod4 gamer for a year i think i will be a battlefield gamer for a 2nd year

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Comment #72 by KILLING5PR33
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 12:24:15 PM
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wow a must buy for me. need to pick up some overtime at work to pick up gears3,future soldier and now this battlefield 3...

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Comment #73 by ZombieKiller101
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 08:12:15 PM
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Comment #74 by Accused
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:04:48 PM
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Please don't be a Medal of Honor wanna be, I love this series to much for it to flop.

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Comment #75 by Ripfang
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:35:58 PM
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getting both PC and console versions. really hope its like a better version of number 2 because that was freaking awesome!

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Comment #76 by xPureSniper
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 01:39:17 PM
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cant f'ing wait for this game

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Comment #77 by GRIM REAPER 25
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 11:32:58 AM
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360 version is gonna b the best screw the pc any fags still using it dont seem 2 realize its on borrowed time lol XD

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Comment #78 by SweatyPete x
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 09:51:50 AM
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So glad I pre-ordered this from GAME in U.K for the Physical Warfare Pack this game is gonna be awesome

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Comment #79 by KamikazeKat13
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 08:41:54 PM
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Cannot wait!! Going out the first day to get this.

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Comment #80 by Epicsleet
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 10:17:51 AM
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@77 are u kidding PC is on a major rise back up and no console game will be able to pull of what a PC can

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Comment #81 by helterskelter
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 09:26:27 PM
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I read the beta is supposed to come out in September.

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Comment #82 by xKRAIZEEMANx
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 06:50:23 PM
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Already preordered. Cannot wait!!! Also co-op campaign is going to be friggin' sweet.

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Comment #83 by Mccloud x X
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 04:06:15 PM
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Battlefield is like a Battle needs to be! Can't wait! =D

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US October 25, 2011
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