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Those in the US of A who use EA’s new online distribution service, Origin, may well have been surprised to see that pre-ordering Battlefield 3 now promises the user early access to the beta, which is apparently in the works to be released this September, just before the games’ official release. It’s the latest in a string of exclusive incentives from Origin, including being the only online distribution platform where it is possible to obtain a copy of the highly anticipated MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Eurogamer did some digging and found out that this incentive is not offered in the UK, instead gamers trying to pre-order the title from a UK residence will only be offered the Back to Karkand expansion, Physical Warfare weapon pack and items for Battlefield Play4Free. Of course, this could be subject to change as it’s more than a bit unfair for DICE to focus on just one country, but we’ll have to wait and see whether the incentive will also be offered to UK gamers as well.
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Dead Space 3 Could Use Battlefield Engine, Multiplayer FPS Spin-Off Looking More Likely
I have a double dose of Dead Space rumors for you, regarding the highly anticipated Dead Space 3, and the rumored FPS spin-off idea that EA’s supposedly been tinkering with lately. The first rumor is the third installment in the main series could be using the Frostbite Engine — otherwise known as the reason Battlefield 3 is such a gorgeous game.
Last year EA’s Visceral Games brand was expanded to the newly renamed Visceral Games Montreal, where a job listing recently popped up asking for a senior environmental designer to work on the Dead Space franchise. Head past the break for more info!
We know Visceral Games Montreal is working with the Frostbite Engine, and we also know they’re working on a game in the Dead Space franchise. If Dead Space 3 is using that engine, just try and imagine how stunning the next game will be Try, I dare you. You can’t can you? That’s because your simple mind can’t even fathom how incredible it would look.
As for the FPS, a second job listing has popped up at EA asking for a multiplayer designer who’s an “avid FPS gamer” with “previous experience as a Multiplayer Level Designer on shipped shooter/action titles” to “contribute creatively to an exciting IP”. The position is for Visceral Games, the studio responsibile for the Dead Space franchise.
Now all I need is an official confirmation that the Dead Space flight sim is indeed a real thing and I will be a happy camper.
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I just shit my pants with joy for frostbite.
7:24pm, February 28, 2012
Probably wouldn’t play a Dead Space FPS, but I’m excited they’re utilizing that insane Frostbite engine for the 3rd one!
8:55pm, February 28, 2012
frostbite dead space 3. Holy fuck nuggets dudes the games were already mint in the graphics this is going to boost it up holy fuckin real I hope it doesn’t fail.
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Game Junkie reader Daniel Winkels, a PlayStation 3 console gamer, emailed the other day saying Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3 players in both Australia and New Zealand have been experiencing incredibly laggy online multiplayer servers that are rendering the game unplayable online.
He says there has been a problem since February 1, after server maintenance, and since then all of the official EA servers have gone and the remaining DICE servers show only one out of five bars of ping (of which only about four are joinable out of a total of about 15 for the whole AUS/NZ region, he says).
Daniel says all of the ”local” servers are exceptionally laggy and unstable, essentially rendering the game unplayable online for anyone playing within Australia and New Zealand (i.e. players teleporting all over the place and dropping out of the session).
He says many people have made complaints to EA/DICE yet have received no explanation. ”It appears the actual issue is one thing. However, it wouldn’t be so bad if EA and/or DICE offered up an official explanation and let us know what they are doing to fix the problem,” says Winkels, who mentions there is a 56-plus-page thread with more than 1600 replies at the official Battlefield 3 battlelog website.
”It is very disappointing that a product which was so highly anticipated and sold at a premium price is now unplayable online within the whole Australasian region,” says Daniel.
I don’t have Battlefield 3 on PlayStation 3 so can’t check whether there are indeed problems with the stability of the game for Australian and New Zealand gamers but has anyone else playing the game on PS3 noticed similar problems?
I’ve reached out to EA’s Australian PR office to see if I can get some comment from them about the issue. They said they were aware of the issue and would get a response to me today. I’ve decided to post the blog now but if I get a reply from EA before I head home, I’ll post it as a comment.
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I have BF3 on Xbox 360 and it is working great. That is all.
Its so bad you cant even play campaign. it boots you and says connection to ea/dice servers was lost. Its stupid that you cant even play singleplayer withought the server connection.
I play Battlefield 3 on PS3 and have not had this laggy problems at all…
I have invested 400 hours (the uni holidays) into Battlefield 3 for PS3. There is absolutely a huge problem with the servers. A graphical glitch with the ping graph compounds the issue – as every single server in the world is 1 bar except two specific servers in the UK. These two servers both give 2 bars of ping, but also give the WORST connection of all.
West coast servers have been playable for the desperate, but I would NEVER have bought it/hired it/borrowed it from a mate if I had known the servers would be so terrible.
Even if it is fixed tomorrow I will continue to seek a full refund for my money.
I have BF3 on PS3 and have played this morning..no problems..Lag hasnt really been an issue I have had the odd crash but for 150 hours + it has run very well and since there are planes/tanks and a landscape that changes during the game play I think it holds up well.
I play in Aussie and most are Americans I seem to play with.
@ innocentD #1
WE ARE THE 1%, HI FIVE BUDDY!!!
PS: ps3 users.. first world problems go for a run outside or something, me and my 360pals will hold down the fort and keep battling MWAHAHA-HA-HA
I have it on PS3 and don’t experience these issues at all but I think I’m in the minority. I play with 2 Americans and a Canadian and we don’t seem to have lag issues at all. Sorry man :/
I have BF3 on Xbox 360 as well and everything is working great. Sorry for Australia though.
yes im having the same problems, lagg, non existant servers, on release the servers were aplenty and the connection to those servers was awesome(full ping bar) but after the latest dlc and maintainence that all changed for the worse, that coupled with the bugs and glitches that are still in the game 4 MONTHS! After release, is just unacceptable, and lets not get started on the controller input lag issue. When you pay over $100 for a game you expect it to be fit for purpose or dare is say even finished. Dice/ea has lost my dollar and support.
I don’t find any probs…. in fact its better than any on-line game I’ve used before.
This is a map breakdown of Grand Bazaar Conquest size small. In the video I go over burn boxes, spawns, backrage areas, a general strategy and several tips on how to play within the confines of this map
From the makers of Battlefield 2 Intro Remake, comes the remake of Battlefield 1942 Intro with the help of Gamers Platoon.
The next Dead Space outing could be developed using DICE’s stunning Battlefield 3 engine, Frostbite 2.0, according to a recent evidence from inside EA.
EA Montreal was recently renamed to Visceral Games Montreal as the Dead Space studio expnaded beyond its base at EA’s Redwood Shores HQ.
“Dead Space Franchise is currently seeking a Senior Environment Artist opportunity in our Montreal studio,” reads a recent job listing, just the latest hint that EA is developing a sequel to 2011′s Dead Space 2.
Meanwhile, DICE rendering architect
It’s okay to bring a knife to a gun fight, but it’s not okay to steal somebody’s kill in Battlefield 3.
Just ask the folks behind Snarky Entertainment, who released this snarky, entertaining Battlefield-themed video last week. It’s packed with blood, slow motion, and hardcore knife-on-knife violence.
BATTLEFIELD 3 n00b’s – “Stole my Kill nOOb” [YouTube, thanks Joe!]
DICE reveals some details about Battlefield 3’s upcoming patch possibly because of events happening in its gaming community. The developer wants players to know that the update will be making changes for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The main game, Battlefield 3, has been launched to both critical acclaim and sales success last year. It was able to sell over ten million copies so far. While DICE has been providing lots of updates and even an awesome Back to Karkand additional content, the community is discontented with the developer’s behavior.
This time around, the studio tries to make up by sharing more info about the first person shooter and its updates such as on its multiplayer mode. DICE says that the update that comes with loads of fixes and enhancements will still be further supplemented later on. At this point then, it is not yet known when the patch will actually be released for the three platforms already above.
Here are some of the expected gameplay fixes:
There are a lot of other improvements and fixes that involve weapons. DICE seems pretty serious about this update.