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On July 17th, 2011 in Gallery

Battlefield 3 alpha screenshot
EA and DICE are currently running alpha/beta testing on the new Battlelog service, where a number of third party testers have been given access to the alpha version of Battlefiled 3 in order to test Battlelog. One of the testers sent us these screenshots of Battlefield 3, which is in alpha mode. The map is the same as we’ve seen at E3: Operation Metro. While the screenshots don’t reveal anything we haven’t seen yet, we do, for the first time, get a good glimpse of the Battlefield 3 HUD. There’s also an extra screenshot of Battlelog, showing a server browser.

UPDATE: Just to clarify: BF3blog received these screenshots last night in an email. We watermarked them as we believed we were the only ones who had the screenshots, however, there appears to be plenty of sites out there who have gotten the screenshots as well.

We didn’t post the images right away, as we tried to get in touch with DICE for a comment. DICE didn’t reply, and after seeing other sites going live with the screenshots, BF3blog went and published them as well.



157 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. plumokin
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    awesome pics!

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    • rob
      July 19th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      HEY CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS???!!!! do we need to have a copy of MOH to get access to the bata?? i traded my copy in right after i completed the game so whats the story with that one??

      thanks….

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      • Panjo
        July 19th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

        dw about it, all the MOH will give (most likely) is early access to the beta, eventually, everyone will get the beta, like with Uncharted 3

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  2. plumokin
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    on one of the pics, in the top right corner, someone said “Battlefield 3 is an ugly game” lol XDXD

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  3. Henneberg
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I think the textures look quite bad. Look at the second screenshot, on the yellow building on the other side of the lake: It looks like a flat painting, not a building.

    But luckily, it’s alpha stage! So we can still hope. Other than that, it’s great to know that BF3Blog already has a willing leak! Way to go!

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    • NoFreakinIdea
      July 18th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      im 99,9% sure that its ugly cause theyre running it on low settings.

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      • penis
        July 19th, 2011 at 6:23 am

        Me too. It can bee seen just with a short glimpse that the game is on low settings… But the shitstorm about the graphics being bad is sure brewing already.

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  4. MiKE
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Apparently they were having driver issues when these screen shots were taken which may explain why some of the visuals are below par especially draw distance.

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    • plumokin
      July 17th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      where did u get that info? not saying ur lying, i just wanna kno lol

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      • MiKE
        July 17th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        Battlefieldo.com

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      • MiKE
        July 17th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        They posted a link on their twitter. But the thread the link took you to has since been removed.

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  5. PwN
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    The textures are like that because the recommanded driver for nVidia didn’t came out for download,so chill.

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    • MiKE
      July 17th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      ^this

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    • Asgaro
      July 18th, 2011 at 12:13 am

      C

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    • Asgaro
      July 18th, 2011 at 12:14 am

      Can an unrecommended driver have so much effect on a game’s visuals?
      I thought keeping up with the latest drivers was for better performance, never for better graphics?

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      • Cowwie
        July 18th, 2011 at 1:09 am

        Its still alpha even so called fully finished games sometimes bug out/suffer under certain types of graphics drivers.

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  6. Alelo
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    i would remove them “OFFICIAL WARNING FROM DICE, I WILL REMOVE THIS THREAD NOW. OTHERWISE THIS WILL COST ME 175.000 $ ” from original topic

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    • Henneberg
      July 17th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      I’m pretty sure only very few people understand what you’re trying to say. Perhaps you should rephrase it.

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  7. MiKE
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I wonder if the APC`s are amphibious. In the second pic you can see that the APC is on water by looking at the mini map. Could just be a bug. The tester also said the APC could jump, lol.

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:20 am

      it could be shallow water right?

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    • Tratunafish
      July 18th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      They were in BF2, so im assuming they still are.

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  8. SgtMaadadi
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    fucking god damn it , i’am so pissed
    they gave the BF3 Closed Beta + Alpha to MOD Limited Edition Players
    man fuck this , i have played bf vietnam , 1943 , even 2243 and bc2 + vietnam expansion
    dont we fucking desorve to be the beta testers instead of MOD players ???
    realy dace ?????

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    • BF3Blog
      July 17th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Relax man. The beta will most likely be expanded later on to include more players, even those who didn’t buy MOH.

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      • SgtMaadadi
        July 17th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        looks guys , there is 2 Beta’s ok .. first closed beta its comes A MONTH before the game realisse and it is only for MOH limited edition players , THEN it comes the open beta wich is for every one BUT IT COMES ONLY A WEEK BEFORE the game realisse
        so compare .. a MONTH of playing Vs A Week of playing !!!!
        isnt this un-fair ???

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 12:22 am

        its actually two months of playing vs one month of playing. Your over exasperating it. The open beta starts in September. They never said when exactly, but it’s not going to be just a week.

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 2:22 am

        i kno open beta is 1 month before the game, but i never actually saw a post with them saying wen the closed beta is

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      • rob
        July 19th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        HEY CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS???!!!! do we need to have a copy of MOH to get access to the bata?? i traded my copy in right after i completed the game so whats the story with that one??

        thanks….

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    • Macro
      July 18th, 2011 at 4:07 am

      Wait, if we have the MoH limited edition we get entry to alpha? How?

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 5:15 am

        they said they would announce it wen it becomes available

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  9. Doctalen
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Awesome. This still looks good

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  10. MAXIMUM-DK
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Fail why do there invite someone who say Battlefield 3 is a ugly game?

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    • Henneberg
      July 17th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      As you can see, Battlefield 3 is atleast a semi-ugly game in the screenshots. As nicely elaborated by other posters, it is due to multiple other things like display drivers, but has nothing to do with the game itself.

      Also, the player first said “hi”, and later “asdasdasdasdasd”. In all likelyhood, he’s just trying out the game for the first time. He hasn’t even fired a single shot from his gun.

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      • MAXIMUM-DK
        July 17th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

        that is right. but them who has the alpha test how did there get it? are there from Project reality?

        or are it just normal non battlefield fans?

        Sorry for my bad english.

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:23 am

      lol i thought he was joking, even with the alpha graphics, it still looks awesome

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  11. BF3Blog
    July 17th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Nope. They were emailed to us last night.

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  12. Patrick
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    not sure why you’re all still worrying – this is still Alpha. plus the fact that they’re getting 510 fps …

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    • MAXIMUM-DK
      July 17th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      is it right that there gets 510 FPS er is it a bug? because if so the consol should just run at the settings in the alpha and have 64 players than 24 players and only 30 FPS.

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      • Excision
        July 17th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        No. I’d much rather have great visuals and 30fps than have more players and shitty graphics. Plus they said the “sweet spot” was from 32-40, so 64 is too much, but 24 is closer 32 than 40 to 64. Plus, I love 24 players, *personal preference*, I have never had a problem with 24 players. Just enough action. :)

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      • Cowwie
        July 18th, 2011 at 12:52 am

        Only COD3 has 510 FPS and thats only because there is so little new things going on in the game :P .

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 2:25 am

        yea, they did say the sweet spot is 32-40 but i really prefer 64, its completely opinion based though

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:16 am

        You never know, it could be 510 FPS, but the human eye and brain can only register 60fps. no matter if its 510 or 1,000,000 fps, the human brain cant register that high.

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      • preee
        July 19th, 2011 at 9:13 am
    • Cowwie
      July 18th, 2011 at 12:53 am

      MW3 i mean of course.

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:22 am

        GTFO.

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:31 am

        @excision, he was correcting himself, he accidentally sed cod3 instead of mw3 XD

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 6:13 am

        Oh, ok. My B.

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  13. DrunkenMonkey247
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    What system are the pics from?

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  14. first man
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    its probobly console footage. :P

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      No.

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    • AL
      July 17th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Nobody will nog type “asdfasdfasdf” on a console.

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  15. Excision
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    bro, i dont think anyone here has even heard of your website. No one cares. Its called buisness, if you can’t hang with the big dogs, go back into your kennel and STAY THERE.

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      You are a moron. *facepalm*

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

      Please watch. You deserve it.

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    • Henneberg
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Your irrelevant discussion is a road to nowhere. KinJO, BF3Blog said that he received the pictures through a mail, not through stealing from your website. As you may or may not have noticed, on all prior news credits have been given where due. Even if admins from other websites posted that they were a part of it (but were, by error, not on the list), BF3Blog added them instantly and with no complaints.

      There is no reason; I repeat: Absolutely no reason to think, now that you’ve gotten an official word from BF3Blog, that they have stolen the news from your website. There is no reason that would make you the special case from where they steal news, when everybody else gets their credit properly. So please stop trying to say anything else, as it is pointless and stupid.

      And Excision, there’s no reason to bash him. Just let him go on his merry way. The argument is leading nowhere.

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      Lol ok, I shall spare him… Just this once.

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:26 am

      ^^^^ i pictured a jedi saying that, idk why lol

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  16. DrunkenMonkey247
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Does anyone who really knows! Know what system the pics are from? F it who cares anyways. Bottom line this will be the greatest game ever! For now that is.

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Consoles don’t have a typing chat option.

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

        Well, they do, but you have to log into MSN Messenger on there or some stupid shit like that. And you can’t type chat during the game.

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  17. bryan
    July 17th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    how can i get my name in fancy read text….

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    • Excision
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      I’ve already explained it, but I guess i’ll say it one more time.

      NAME*: Excision

      EMAIL*: blahblahblah@blah.com

      WEBSITE: Ex: Yahoo.com, Youtube.com, etc. (this is where the red text comes from)

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      • Excision
        July 17th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

        Click on my name for an example…

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    • AL
      July 17th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Register yourself under FORUM at the top of the page, probably…

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      • Excision
        July 17th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        I just fucking explained how to… know what? Forget it. People just get dumber and dumber as life goes on. I don’t expect you to understand.

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 2:27 am

        @AL add a website before making a post, then all ur dreams will come true lol

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    • Freeman
      July 18th, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Just add a URL when you post a comment. E.g. google.com

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  18. hellsadvocate
    July 17th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    The game is running on low, http://bf3blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/bf3-alpha-screenshot-6.jpg <— The guy has a 500 fps stated on top right. There's no way that's high anything, it's also a small fucking resolution. He's either playing on a laptop, or trying to spread FUD.

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  19. SkyForce
    July 18th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Judging by the fact that they are testing out multiple things on Operation Metro, and I see not a single soul other then the current player, and maybe another from the chat screen, im guessing that a lobby will be able to keep playing even with little to no players? If im in anyway correct, then maybe private games will be tweaked so that you do NOT need 8 people minimum to start a game. Just a thought.

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    • Excision
      July 18th, 2011 at 12:19 am

      ^ This.

      I hated not being able to start up a private match on BFBC2 without having 8 people to start it. That would be a very nice thing to have so you can spend some quality time studying the maps for strategic pathways or thigns of that nature.

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 2:30 am

        @Kin excison didnt even say anything that time…

        @excision and sky, wen i played bc2 i was able to go on a server myself and mess around, i was playing for pc tho, could that have been it?

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:18 am

        @plumokin

        you can join a server by yourself because you have a PC. In order for console people to join a private game they have to have 8 people or more, I really don’t understand this logic, but I shall not argue with DICE, they obviously know what they are doing.

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    • Elitemane
      July 18th, 2011 at 3:05 am

      Yes, finally i have a ps3 and have 49 friends that play mostly the same games i play except they’re not online all the time or don’t want to be bothered, I also thinks its great if you have dedicated servers filling in all preferences so you can play the way you like on your favorite maps without waiting a half hour for a match thats not locked or full,think of farcry or crysis or another game that ruins the expeirce by not even being able to get into a multiplay match!!!thats what happen with me in gta 4 half the time

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      • joongoon
        July 18th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        i know what you mean. far cry 2 for the PS3 sucked because i got kicked so much, then i play it at my buddies house and it works. then again he has a xbox 360 which is far better than the PS3. i am saving up for one right now.

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

        Once again, off topic, but, here’s some food for thought:

        http://beefjack.com/news/xbox-360-to-get-ps3-style-mlaa-anti-aliasing-quality-bar-raised/

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      • Elitemane
        July 19th, 2011 at 3:47 am

        omg its resolution your thinking about not fps,duh, this is also my resolution to the coversation

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  20. gilbert
    July 18th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    somebody see in the screen where have the chat open, write “battlefield 3 is an ugly game” and in the screen that is the battlelog you see a another url that is call of duty 4

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  21. Freeman
    July 18th, 2011 at 1:34 am

    To all those complaining how awful it looks: it’s alpha, it’s running on everything on low, and there are driver issues. Remember the footage we saw at E3 of PC players playing Operation Metro? That looked pretty damn good.

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:32 am

      lol if thats on all low settings im happy already XD

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      • joongoon
        July 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

        that still looks better than every game out there. well crysis 2 on high setting for PC looks pretty awsome so i bet it doesnt look that good

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  22. nekrologa
    July 18th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Who can participate in this Trial?

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:33 am

      if u bought medal of honor, u can play it, according to excision, 2 months before (closed beta)

      if u didnt buy it, u can play 1 month before (open beta)

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    • Freeman
      July 18th, 2011 at 6:32 am

      You can’t — it’s alpha. The beta will be in september, and in the first round, MOH owners will get access to it. The beta will probably expand later on to include more people.

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      • Cowwie
        July 19th, 2011 at 1:46 am

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Dice later waters down that play time advantage.

        alot of people are going to have a hissy fit otherwise.

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      • plumokin
        July 19th, 2011 at 5:50 am

        i dont think so, i mean, people preordered moh for this, its not like people are getting free passes for this stuff (maybe a few *cough*excision*cough*)

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      • James
        July 19th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        We’ll soon see.

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  23. thebattlefield
    July 18th, 2011 at 1:39 am

    did anyone notice that you can commit suicide ?? lol

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    • Excision
      July 18th, 2011 at 3:19 am

      Mr. Miagi style?!?!
      Where you stab yourself in the stomach while on your knees?
      That would be awesome, all dramatic and shit.

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 3:33 am

      YES!

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    • Tratunafish
      July 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      You ever notice that you could do that in every other BF?

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      • thebattlefield
        July 18th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

        no i didnt :P DUH !!

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  24. WollSmoth
    July 18th, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I bought the limited edition MOH but I rather wait to be surprised

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    • plumokin
      July 18th, 2011 at 2:53 am

      if ur not gonna use it, u could make another person on this site really happy by giving them ur code/whatever they give u… lol

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:21 am

        MEMEMEMMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol jk, no but seriously. o.O

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 3:34 am

        lol i think he wants it, not sure tho lol jk

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 6:16 am

        Lol, I don’t need it. My friend is a supervisor at an EA call center down in Texas, he said he’d get me a beta key. So i’m good! :D

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      • plumokin
        July 18th, 2011 at 6:42 am

        u lucky son of a…. lol do they have these in new jersey, i need to find out and make some friends fast lol XD

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      • Excision
        July 18th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

        hahaha ^ This

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  25. Excision
    July 18th, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Good riddance, fucking moron…

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    • Tratunafish
      July 18th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      You fucking 10? you cant spell for shit.

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    • Excision
      July 18th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      ^ This.

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