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On July 16th, 2011 in News, Rumor

Battlefield 3 book
While we’re all waiting and wondering what new Battlefield 3 details DICE will release next, we get sidetracked with something completely unexpected. Like a new listing on Amazon and other online retailers for a Battlefield 3 book.

Naturally, there’s a chance that this could be a simple error on Amazon’s side, perhaps someone confused the book with the game. However, the game is already listed on Amazon and available for pre-order. Other online retailers such as Barnes & Noble have the Battlefield 3 book listed as well.

According to Amazon’s details on the book, it spans 400 pages and is written by DICE member Patrick Bach, alongside Andy McNab, who is a published author and former SAS operative. It’s easy to speculate about the contents of the book, as it could be a simple “behind the scenes” or “making of” book. However, with Andy McNab as the co-author, this could very well be the book version of Battlefield 3′s singleplayer storyline.

The book will be published by Grand Central Publishing and will be released on October 25, according to Amazon.



80 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. olle
    July 16th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    hehe, so now we need to reed books about video games?

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    • Doctalen
      July 16th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Some books based off video games are quite good. Republic commando and Gears of war for example. (Both written by Karen Traviss)

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      • Excision
        July 16th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        All the Halo books too! I bet this will be another awesome book at add to my collection though.

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 1:59 am

        this is probably gonna be one of the best video game books

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    • Doctalen
      July 17th, 2011 at 5:13 am

      I highly doubt it will be the best. BF3 is really not about the story. I doubt this will be a novel now that I think about it. The story as far as I know is cliche. Russians attack and blah blah blah.

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      • bacix
        July 17th, 2011 at 7:31 am

        yeah. multiplayer is the thing XD

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

        i thought it was a ‘making of’ book, unless the story is amazing, itll probably be a ‘making of’ book. compared to others of these kind, it’ll be one of the best

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      • maxbox99
        July 17th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

        BF3′s storyline isnt about russians at all. Its about an organized revolution group in the middle-east.

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    • Elitemane
      July 17th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      its probably a collector’s edition prequel to the story with concept art,they do this all the time, like with fallout, also for fallout fans old world blues comes on tuesday the 19th

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    • shabba
      September 11th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Ollie, you certainly need to ”read” more, not ”reed” you fool

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  2. Nylan
    July 16th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Book will probably contain special limited edition content code or exclusive DLC. x)

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  3. Doctalen
    July 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I would like a novel or a making of book.

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  4. Elitemane
    July 16th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    you don’t belong here,anyone with two brain cells to rub together will know bf3 is better tha cod4 you guys been playing the same game for over 5 years just paying $60 for an expansion pack. your dumb retardation is annoying and you obviously have nothing else to do but annoy others and rag on how cod is better, go back to nambla your father is missing you

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    • Q3id
      July 16th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      You sure you’re posting on the right website?

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    • bryan
      July 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      im lost…..?

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    • Excision
      July 16th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      ^ THIS! hahahaha NAMBLA

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      • Excision
        July 16th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        Ok, i replied to Elitemane, but It made a new comment.

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        • Excision
          July 16th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

          DID IT AGAIN!

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    • joongoon
      July 17th, 2011 at 1:52 am

      WHY!? your the retarded, you are adding gas to the fire. because of people like you COD players think of us as immature. so stop posting on all the MW3 trailers “haha that game is going to suck, BF3 all the way” because in our minds the game will suck but the people who play COD will love it. so stop complaining about COD 8 year olds because you are acting a lot like them. so grow a pair and come back to this site when you want to start acting like a BF player.

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      • Elitemane
        July 17th, 2011 at 2:11 am

        “WHY!? your the retarded, you are adding gas to the fire”
        excuse me but it is you that is adding gas to the fire, i didn’t ask you to reply,DID I?? Its not going to stick pal so mind your own business and be a good boy now, before you even try, make sure your comment makes sense because i don’t understand gibberish and the flabbergastering noises you.8 year old!! if i’m 8 then you must be 3 because you already accused me of going to cod videos and spaming why don’t you keep a lid on your mouth and don’t forget your pacifier.

        v This

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        • joongoon
          July 17th, 2011 at 3:01 am

          did i not make myself clear, you need to stop bashing cod players. its stupid, you act like they are all mentally retarded for playing cod and they arent, so stop talking shit and be a real man for the love of god. i like BF but that doesnt mean i get to bash someone because they like a different game because in the end it all comes down to what you like. so lets change this image COD players have for BF players (which is we are retards that like a game better even though neither are out yet). because every BF3 video or MW3 video i see its all these BF players bashing cod players so lets leave the COD players alone they have every right to like COD more than BF

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        • Elitemane
          July 17th, 2011 at 3:54 am

          I never did bash anyone that like cod, i bash those that spam bf3 and spam this forum about how MW3 will be better, it wasn’t about opinion its about fact, and fact 1 is that you’re don’t even know what you’re talking about and probably don’t even know who you’re talking to.

          “so stop talking shit and be a real man for the love of god”

          you’re the one thats talking shit let alone you probably look like shit in real like, and i am man, i have a job and is currently go to be in the air force in 2 months when the bus comes, so i might be on A REAL BATTLEFIELD , while you’re still living in your parent’s basement and i guess you would look like jack black or Zach Galifianakis from the hangover, so do us a favor and roll off a cliff.

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        • Sheppy
          July 17th, 2011 at 5:39 am

          mane calm down bud, lets all just let bygones be bygones and discuss what we think of the book?. perhaps we can bring up what one user said and talk about how the story may be very good this time around. after all 400 pages is a pretty good size.

          my point being lets try to keep the comment section a positive experience. we are all diehard fans and like the BF series :) ,

          The German Sheppeh

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        • joongoon
          July 17th, 2011 at 6:03 am

          thx sheppy for resolving these, elitemane i am sorry for starting this but i just get mad when people bash other people. best to you and please be safe if your are going to the middle east.

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        • Freeman
          July 17th, 2011 at 8:21 am

          Agreed. People have to stay on topic and stay civil.

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        • Colt_Gun
          July 17th, 2011 at 9:53 am

          trollolololololololololol

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        • plumokin
          July 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

          we bash the players because they brag about how awesome they are at a game that takes only reflexes into account or how well u can camp.

          we bash the game cuz there havent been any real improvements in years

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        • Colt_Gun
          July 17th, 2011 at 3:13 am

          everything elitemane just said is wrong.

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        • Excision
          July 17th, 2011 at 3:30 am

          Remember, he needs a diaper for his mouth too! xD

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
  5. WollSmoth
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Does anyone know why we are going to be fighting Russians in BF3?

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    • Freeman
      July 16th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      So far we’ve only heard about USMC and Russians in BF3 — pretty much like in BC2. Hopefully we’ll at least have one more faction, MEC or PLA.

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      • CoolyFrost
        July 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

        Correction PLR not PLA :P

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      • WollSmoth
        July 16th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        Are we fighting Russians in Singleplayer?

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      • Jack
        July 17th, 2011 at 4:37 am

        No, the PLA, as in China, who were in BF2

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      • maxbox99
        July 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        When did you learn that the russians are in BF3? I want a soure cause Ive never heard of that. All I know is that the PLR will be there…

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    • Elitemane
      July 17th, 2011 at 2:56 am

      of course were fighting russians its like the only enemy that most fps have if its a millitary shooter-fear half life-sci fi so don’t get confused

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      • Doctalen
        July 17th, 2011 at 5:14 am

        It’s PLR. In thunder run they clearly say “Plr tanks ahead”.

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    • PrivatePimmel
      July 17th, 2011 at 8:39 am

      Always these evil peace hating russians :D They should really bring something new…

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      • Doctalen
        July 17th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

        yea what about Canada invading or the US being the bad guys?

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  6. Asgaro
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    We all just experienced the very first prototype of a cod bash spam bot.

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  7. Jrsz24
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Why cant you like both COD and BF3? I cannot understand the stupidity in this forum, and now I’m part of it

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    • plumokin
      July 17th, 2011 at 2:03 am

      lol this forum is the place to not care what people think and get ur anger out about cod. anywhere else ill be respectable but no one here cares if u bash it, thats another reason i love this site XD

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    • plumokin
      July 17th, 2011 at 2:04 am

      lol this forum is the place to not care what people think and get ur anger out about cod. anywhere else ill be respectable but no one here cares if u bash it, thats another reason i love this site lol XD

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 2:04 am

        sry double post

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  8. Sheppy
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    boy I’m afraid to say that I liked COD4 without getting bashed. I’ve played and currently own every single BF. but I must say this elitism stuff is only giving us a bad name. a few good jokes here and there aren’t bad. in fact I encourage rivalry. but after seeing what happens when someone says they had a slight interest in any of the COD series….

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    • Excision
      July 16th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      v This.

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 2:04 am

        i agree w/ excision v

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  9. Henneberg
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    While this is definitely a new step for Battlefield, I really can’t tell what to think. Either EA is publishing a book to earn a few bucks, which would really work against them and BF, which they are very careful about… Or, their singleplayer campaign is so solid that it requires a full book to dó it justice.

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    • Excision
      July 16th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Anything that has 400+ pages is obviously well written. Take a look at the Harry Potter books for instance. Before they publish books and print millions of copies, they have to get it certified as a book at people would read. You can’t just type a bunch of nonsense and expect to have it published you know?

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 2:05 am

        count have sed it better myself

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 2:05 am

        couldnt*

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      • Henneberg
        July 17th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

        That’s basically what I said. EA would be stupid for multiple reasons if they just published a bad book to earn money. It would go against the image of seriousness and class that they’re trying to convey about BF3. So I doubt it will be complete shit. But the number of pages isn’t a testament to the quality within. Quite a few long books and movies are shit. “Days of our lives” is probably the best example! Long running, but terrible.

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      • Turbo7
        July 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

        plumokin, stop riding Excision’s dick.

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

        lol turbo, if u had been here long enough to read my comments a while back, u wud kno that most things i wanted to say are also said by excision (formerly known as dubstep…). wen i find said comments, i make it clear that it is wat i also would have sed. If i disagree w/ excision or anyone, i make it clear. It just so happens that i seem to agree w/ excision, A LOT lol

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        and adding to the comment, if henneberg had sed it first, i would have posted a similar comment. i didnt think it was necessary to post another comment saying “i also agree with henneberg” cuz thats implied

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      • Henneberg
        July 17th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        You don’t have to state your agreement with everything, this is a website not a political vote :p
        It adds more to a discussion (which this website really is all about) if you post additions to what people say or give more nuanced answers of your own. You can’t agree with Excision everywhere completely, sometimes you must at least think “He’s right, but…” or something along those lines. I encourage you to post your own answers, but if they’re already posted in entirety and with no remarks that you disagree with, then there’s really no need for you to say it again.

        And also, for the record, Excision said basically the same thing I did this time around. So it’s not like agreeing settles some form of election :D But keep on postin’

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      • plumokin
        July 17th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        true, ok nxt time ill post something substantial if i agree w/ excision or anyone else lol

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  10. CoolyFrost
    July 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I’m getting it :P

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  11. DrunkenMonkey247
    July 16th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Me to? Where am I? Duck hunt baby!

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  12. fapoo
    July 16th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I’m very tempted to get it because…well…because it’s Battlefield 3.

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    • plumokin
      July 17th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      even if its good or bad (i highly doubt it wud be bad) most sales would be mostly from people going “oooh battlefield 3″ lol

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  13. Elitemane
    July 17th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    the bastard hacked me!!!my email was cluttered with gay porn,bestially,Gregs list promos,kill my self emails and a picture of a retarded monkey.I’m probably using a new email .anyway old world blues is coming on the 19th i not worrying about bf3 until august probably because in September thats when the beta comes out and October and big premiere thats when i go crashing into the game stop to give them my money which i been saving since 2010 in july and now i have over $4000 just stocked for the game and never felt more relieved just over bf3 i never knew how much money i just tossed in the trash and i still have another 12000 to pay the bills

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  14. joongoon
    July 17th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    sorry but my comment was to elitemane

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  15. joongoon
    July 17th, 2011 at 3:30 am

    thx colt, i hope u are with me on this

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  16. joongoon
    July 17th, 2011 at 4:01 am

    “you don’t belong here,anyone with two brain cells to rub together will know bf3 is better tha cod4 you guys been playing the same game for over 5 years just paying $60 for an expansion pack. your dumb retardation is annoying and you obviously have nothing else to do but annoy others and rag on how cod is better, go back to nambla your father is missing you”

    look at this, what the hell is this. a bash to the COD fanbase. thank you for servering our country, i am really thinkking about being pilot myself maybe the air force but understand that i want this bullshit gone. i hate this crap now stop bashing COD. all of us on this site think the better game will be BF lets leave it at that

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    • plumokin
      July 17th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      lol almos every person here bashes cod

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  17. joongoon
    July 17th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    why is this thing putting my comments up at the top instead of the bottom

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  18. DrunkenMonkey247
    July 17th, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Duck hunt?….. Anyone?……..screw it. Modernborefare3 will be king of all that is wrong with the world now america is f’d and old people are gonna stop getting ssi thanks alot cod! I need bf3 noow! Damn you time machine! Why dont you work! Im drunk so F it! Im gonna go bang and play bc2 sweeeeeet. Yes my comment is meaningless but I dont give a cods ass I just check on new bf3 news every now and again and ramble when im drunk. Where the hell am I?

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  19. Balrog
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    This makes no sense. Reading material 400+ pages can really only mean a novel, its unlikely the “Making of” would be that long.

    BUT WHY??
    This would mean that BF3′s story is beyond most video games, how the fuck can US vs Russians (and possibly other factions) make a decent novel??

    Don’t get me wrong I’m dying for BF3 but the possibility of a good singleplayer story is slim. either that or the book listing is fake…

    Lets hope im wrong…

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  20. battletroll22
    July 17th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    instead of spending time on creating commander feature in BF3, they wasting their effort on this stupid book.
    come on get on with get game already.

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  21. plumokin
    July 17th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    i just realized this post is about the book lol

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  22. CoolyFrost
    July 17th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Man almost every post becomes a nasty flame war really i took like 50 posts to resolve this mess xD

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  23. Dude
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    BF3 book?! No, thanks.

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