What does Battlefield 3 look like?

You’ve already seen this video but I had to blog it just because I posted videos of BF2 the other day. It looks amazing doesn’t it? Can’t wait!

Check out this article too which covers the demo shown to people last night at GDC. (Thanks Swordsman75 for tweeting that article!)

PS. don’t forget to read Chris’ comment on Woody’s BF3 video. Classic YT rant on a misinformed video. Click on here and look for ReddDragons for all the hilarious replies!

There’s also a Battlefield 3 subreddit to subscribe to too!

What does Battlefield 2 look like?

Battlefield 3 is coming out in about half a year but many players have never seen or played the previous game. Battlefield 2 came out in 2005 so graphics are nowhere near as sophisticated as in today’s games. What surprised me is just how dated Karkand looks. All simple textures with wide open uniform spaces. The Dalian Plant map looks quite nice however.


Medic montage on Strike at Karkand


More medic gameplay on in Karkand


BF2 – Dalian Plant ownage

While “researching” this post (aka “watching gameplay videos on Youtube”) it struck me how sophisticated the Xbox 360 and PS3 were on release. Even on max settings the graphics in Battlefield 2 are nothing special by today’s standards yet the exact same console hardware is running Bad Company 2!

Strike at Karkand will appear again in Battlefield 3 so get a head start by playing it in BF2 or watching some of the gameplay videos on that map on Youtube!

Bravo 2 Company FTW!

Paul posted the launch video for a new Battlefield clan, Bravo 2 Company, I’ve joined him in the clan and next time I fire up Bad Company 2 I’m changing my clan tag to B2C. Haven’t played an FPS in ages though, I’ve been too engrossed (and exhausted in the evenings) in Minecraft.

Check out the clan homepage where you can register and join up if the want!

Battlefield 3 has extra pre-order content

As seen here, in the Community Press Room, here in various other places this morning.

This was one of the Battlefield 3 images released yesterday but someone modified the filename slightly and got this image which includes the following information:

The Battlefield 3 Limited Edition includes pack Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand at no extra charge*.

This themed expansion pack features four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly reimagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction and visuals.
Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies and more.
For those who don’t pre-order to secure the limited edition, Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand will be available for purchase approximately one month after the game’s release

So, either that was a smart marketing ploy by EA and the modified filename was leaked by someone there or this was a lucky guess. It’s not confirmed yet and there’s plenty of time to pre-order your copy. I should probably ask, “Who isn’t pre-ordering Battlefield 3?” rather than the opposite!

Every report of this “find” says “someone” found it, not naming who so I presume it was an EA leak.

The Battlefield Vietnam Pack

The postman delivered a small package this morning from Sweden. It was the Battlefield Vietnam Pack I won on Monday!

The kit includes a compass marked “ENGINEER DIRECTIONAL COMPASS”, a multi tool, torch and AAA batteries, all in a medal tin. The compass and torch are made of plastic, but the multi tool is nice stainless steel.

Thanks again Daniel for holding the competition, and especially for picking me out of the bag! 🙂

I won the Bad Company 2 Vietnam Pack

Such a nice way to start a Monday morning, especially as I’m going to a funeral shortly I needed something to brighten the day.

I received a DM on Twitter from zh1nt0 this morning with the good news that I had won this little box of goodies! I hardly ever enter those “RT and win” competitions but it’s Battlefield so I had to, and glad I did now. Thanks DICE!

It’ll arrive later this week, and I’ll have an unboxing up here when I get my hands on it!

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Review

The Guardian Technology Games Blog reviewed Battlefield Bad Company 2 a few hours ago. The review is in my feedreader but not on the site. Odd.

Anyway, they gave it the thumbs up with a score of 4/5.

Compared to Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has skulked into the fray well below the radar, but committed fans of military first-person shooters will find it in no way inferior gameplay-wise. If you see yourself as a true, hardcore gamer, you’ll be needing a copy.

Subscribe to their blog through Google Reader and you should be able to see it!