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On September 8th, 2011 in News

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We already know that Battlefield 3 will run at a lower resolution and frame rate on consoles compared to the PC (no offense to console players): the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will run at 30fps and 720p. But not quite.

DICE has revealed that Battlefield 3 runs at 1280 x 704 resolution on consoles, which is just 16 horizontal lines short of true 720p. But unlike other games that run at a lower resolution, Battlefield 3 won’t be upscaled, instead, there will be two small black bars (just 8px high) at the top and bottom of the screen. If the image was scaled, it would “just ruin the picture”, as DICE rendering architect Johan Andersson revealed via Twitter. According to Anderson, removing the 16 lines of resolution increases performance and saves memory.

While both Microsoft and Sony stipulate that games support at least 720p resolution, many games, including Halo and Call of Duty, actually run at a lower resolution and are then upscaled, for performance issues. For instance, Call of Duty Black Ops ran at 1040 x 608, while the last few Halo games ran at 1152 x 640. Both were upscaled to 720p (1280 x 720).


  1. plugas
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    that”s why I am still a PC user, I can upgrade my laptop or PC any time for better performance and visual effects quality while Consoles are built and the second day are out of date.

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    • Tummynator
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:17 pm


      But really … forget about the platform wars .. we should be uniting against the true evil … “people who call themselves gamers, when all they play is COD”

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      • cronicstain
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        Battlefield players, unite!!!

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        • MrSprog
          September 8th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

          Bad Spellers UNTIE!

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        • plugas
          September 8th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

          Sorry, piece :) consoles and pc users must be friendly. I changed my view to it :P

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        • Trollolol
          September 12th, 2011 at 3:17 am

          Trolls Unite

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      • EuroScept1C
        September 9th, 2011 at 9:18 am

        United, but let’s talk seriously… Don’t you think Consoles keep Gaming progress, in some cases, back?

        They have stagnant hardware and they’ll have the same for at least another 5 years.

        Do you think that likely is possible, Microsoft and Sony made an agreement about to keep for another 5 years the same consoles. That means much more profit, while the Console players haven’t complained about anything. So, why to upgrade their consoles, since it obviously means more expenses. Meanwhile, Games keep coming constantly. The game developers are happy too. They don’t need to greatly improve their engines… Just a few facelifts usually is more than enough. And we, PC games we’re truly getting bad ports…. It’s an undeniable fact.

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      • cronicstain
        September 20th, 2011 at 1:34 am

        Congratulations, over 100 likes!

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        • cronicstain
          September 20th, 2011 at 1:35 am

          For tummynator.

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    • L_H
      September 9th, 2011 at 3:52 am

      I would like to state my many complaints about the PC gamer assholes on this site.
      1. The PC elitests are way too arrogant for their own good. Is it that you have been neglected for so long by the gaming community that you have all this anger bottled up inside, or are you all just douche bags?
      2. Anyone who spends 400 dollars to buy the latest graphics card not only lacks a life and brains, but also has far too much money to spend on immaterial goods. I have heard enough anti-console sentiment coming from the bourgeois PC gamers on this site to last me a lifetime.
      In conclusion all PC gamers MAKE ME EPICLY SICK. I call to you my brothers of the Xbox and PS3 rise up and take a stand for the real platforms in gaming. CONSOLE PLAYERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!!!

      Yes, I did just troll on an ergregious level, your welcome.

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      • Tummynator
        September 9th, 2011 at 4:08 am

        You ruined everything, you have no soul

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        • ϟKRI||ƩX
          September 9th, 2011 at 4:11 am

          Tummy, he does have somewhat of a point… not to the extent that he went, but still relevant.

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        • Tummynator
          September 9th, 2011 at 4:53 am

          yeah you gotta be honest .. that was 99% opinion tho :P

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      • ArithonUK
        September 9th, 2011 at 7:57 am

        1. You’re in denial. Calling someone who bought better hardware elitist, is just screaming jealousy.
        2. Console gamers spend more on four game titles than most PC gamers spend on video hardware. My brother spent more on a steering wheel and chair to play F1 on his PS3, than any of my three gaming PC’s cost.

        PC games and PC’s are both better than consoles, because PC’s lack the limitations of the consoles, they can and do expand and evolve while consoles stand still. That doesn’t make the consoles bad, just limited.
        Higher quality sound, larger textures, higher resolutions, more players online, faster hardware. You can rage and postulate all you want, but you cannot tell anyone that consoles are better and not be lying.
        You could argue that some are “more fun”, but that is usually down to individual game titles, invariably not released on any other platform, and not the platform itself.

        Don’t give console gamers a bad name.

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        • System
          September 9th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

          How can you define “better”? Everyone has their view on what “better” is. To you PC players better means more players, better graphics…1080p. But console players like myself, better could mean that it’s more popular than PC, so therefore they can play with friends or mabye that oh I don’t know ITS FUCKING 400+ POUNDS CHEAPER!
          Don’t give console players a bad name? Who cares? You PC gamers already have a bad name, so what.

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      • Getyourheadoutofyourass
        September 9th, 2011 at 10:49 am

        If you really want to know it… Nintendo started the consoles are better then PC thing back in the 80′s, back then it was more then true. Now when PC is better then the consoles and the PC owners say it, everyone with a console feels like that the PC owners are assholes.

        Also buying a expensive PC instead of a console is like buying a Full HD 50″ TV instead of a small and cheap TV. Some people don’t want to pay so much, just to make it look better, others do want to pay for it to look better. Do you say to someone with a good TV that he is a idiot and he should buy a bad TV because it is cheaper?

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        • Vlad
          September 10th, 2011 at 6:58 am

          But you can combine beasty machine and 50″ full HD super quality plasma plus 5.1 Dolby system. That’s even better !

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        • OldFart
          September 10th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

          Yeah… you’ve got that backwards. Classic consoles were severely limited by a lack of persistent storage.

          Look up Wing Commander, King’s Quest, the Secret of Monkey Island, Mechwarrior, or anything of that ilk, and compare it to a console of the same era. Not even close.

          Back then though, the price differential was massive. A low-end PC was at least $1500. Gaming PC’s ended up being as much as $4-5k in the early 90′s. Again, way better games though… It was a loooong time before any RTS saw a console.

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      • Colt_Gun
        September 9th, 2011 at 11:55 am

        heheh this is like that episode of pokemon where ash and team rocket have to work together against a greater evil.

        Wait… I mean episodesss where that happens….

        ffs I know too much about pokemon *slams head into wall*

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      • NoFreakinIdea
        September 9th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        In conclusion: You’re a fucking idiot. Just because there are a lot of idiot immature PC elitists that doesnt mean that PCs suck or the PC community is full of idiots… So your conclusion is unfair as sh*t.
        They always say that there are many kids on Xbox Live but that doesnt mean the community has 10-12 year olds only…. So basically you are not better than any PC elitists.
        - – - – - -
        Something else, but still relevant to this platform-topic:
        Aren’t you fed up with this PC vs. Console war? Isn’t it boring? I mean we’ve seen a lotta arguments between pc and console fans…. Why don’t we start a new flamewar between Xbox 360 and PS3? It would be so epic and new for this site! It’s pretty popular on other sites, *cough*YouTube*cough* why don’t we start it here too? Let’s bring something new to this site!!!

        Uhh…… PS3 SUCKS!

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        • Colt_Gun
          September 10th, 2011 at 2:09 am

          *Insert troll wall of text here*

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    • Colt_Gun
      September 9th, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Consoles actually are quite a ways more advanced in terms of pure gaming than PC for about 1-2 years after they are released because they focus purely on gaming. No compicated OS or steam or other programs running in the background to gobble up all that power. Some people are fine with just riding the wave every 5-7 years. Feel free to choose PC over consoles but at least get your facts straight. They are not instantly outdated once they release.

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    • Dave
      September 9th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      O RLY???
      Love to see some of those LeeT upgrade skills on a laptop. Go ahead, take it apart and add in a bigger vid card…..or maybe a network card.

      I build them for a living. What exactly would you upgrade on your laptop besides the ram and HD? Nothing that will get you better frames in a newer game.

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  2. Basix
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Thank god for a good PC :D

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    • Basix
      September 14th, 2011 at 2:22 am

      its a general comment, .<

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  3. Sonicboom53
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t mind. As long as I have fun.

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    • NoFreakinIdea
      September 8th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      just as I expected… shitloads of PC elitists trolling on consoles. I am a PC user myself but i can only feel for you, console players….
      But dont worry, 8px you probably wont even see it! And that doesnt change the fact that this game is gonna be awesome on all platforms!
      it would be better than *cough*MW3*cough* even at 640×480 so dont worry

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      • Tummynator
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        i think BF3 in 16bit would look better than MW3

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        • ϟKRI||ƩX
          September 8th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

          So essentially, console players are going to play in widescreen?

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        • ColSonders
          September 9th, 2011 at 8:13 am

          Don’t all gamers play in widescreen these days?

          I’m not bothered about the 8pixel border top and bottom, on a nice big screen that’s barely going to be noticable.

          And honestly, who cares about the differences between systems, yes I would love the extra detail present in the PC version, no i’m not willing to fork out that much money for a gaming PC just to do that when i’ve got a perfectly capable PS3 where I can enjoy the game just as much (more so if you prefer to game in a comfy chair without the need for keyboard and mouse to be competitive).

          I’m just happy to be getting this game soon after so many disappointing games in this genre of late, I just hope they continue their trend with DLC rather than following the likes of most companies recently and charging for content that is actually on the disc.

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  4. monstercookie
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    PC. that’s all i have to say.

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    • System
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      Fuck you. Thats all I have to say.

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      • monstercookie
        September 8th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        U mad BRO?

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        • ϟKRI||ƩX
          September 8th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

          ^ Douche much?

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        • Ronan
          September 9th, 2011 at 12:30 am

          no, it’s just that all these pc elitist comments are getting rather tedious. honestly, you elitists claim to be superior to console gamers, but in reality a lot of you are easily as immature as some of us.

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        • who cares
          September 9th, 2011 at 1:40 am

          look at the thumbs!!! console players out number PC players…..just sayin :)

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        • desetnik15
          September 9th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

          Yes console gamers outnumber pc users, because there are always more pussies than real man.

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      • leave no man behind
        September 8th, 2011 at 9:44 pm


        your base belongs to us!

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      • desetnik15
        September 8th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

        What? You wish you had a good pc muahahahahah go f…. yourself

        And yes i am 1337 PC User

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      • zsharpless
        September 8th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

        At least you get the game. That’s all that matters right?

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  5. Marcarrelus
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I have absolutely no problem with losing 16px, what is 16px on my screen ;) . A time ago I thought of buying the PC version, but then I remembered how I suck with mouse/keyboard. So PS3 it is.

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      September 8th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      connect your PS3 or Xbox 360 controller to your PC and use Xpadder!
      You can also use HDMI cable to connect your PC to your widescreen!

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      • Sonicboom53
        September 8th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

        It wouldn’t work the same. Console games are catered to controller input. Some games on PC have controller support, but I’m sure BF3 will not have such thing.

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        • plumokin
          September 8th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

          @sonicboom using xpadder, u can customize ur controls, its an awesome option, i use a ps3 controller for my emulators lol

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        • .Genocide.
          September 8th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

          BC2 did… I don;t see why they wouldn’t for BF3. I fiddled once or twice with the controller for flying, it works, but, naturally, I prefer the kb/m.

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        • TrippyTiger
          September 12th, 2011 at 12:41 am

          BF3 does have controller support for xbox 360 controller’s. Not sure about PS3 controller’s though…

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      • Damascus
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

        considering most of the time someone with a controller would get the shit kicked outta them by someone with a mouse and keyboard when it comes to shooters, I don’t consider this a good idea.
        im a console gamer btw.

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      • JuJu
        September 8th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        Tho you can hook a PS3 controller to your computer and to ur TV. You would get pwn if you was using a controller agianst a moused player.

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    • Abeer Hasan
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      I am an xbox 360 gamer and if you are a PC gamer, to get the full experience on PC,you should use an wireless xbox 360 controller on PC instead of mouse and keyboard.And if you have an expensive but small screen laptop,you can connect your pc to your TV with an HDMI cable.It will be more fun to play in a big screen TV with an xbox 360 controller.Big fingers up if it helped.

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      • TrippyTiger
        September 12th, 2011 at 12:43 am

        You are joking, Arent you? if not… (“insert epic facepalm image here”).

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    • reray124
      September 8th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      that’s exactly what i said and i also none of my friends can even handle on PC so then im all alone, that’s y i like console cause i have friends

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      • yep..
        September 9th, 2011 at 1:48 am

        SAME HERE!!!

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    • LogiQue
      September 8th, 2011 at 9:48 pm


      Connecting controller to your PC in order to play bf3?
      This is the most noobish idea iv’e heard in my entire life!
      MARCARRELUS you are NOOB!

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  6. Arno Nym
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    you post this now? thats like 5 days old news…

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    • kelleroid
      September 8th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Wtf is with you, stop saying that.

      Some people don’t visit Google on BF3 news or over 9000 different BF related websites every day, unlike you.

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    • Death Bax
      September 8th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      Can I see your five day old source?

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    • tanner0079
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      unlike you i only use this site even if the news is late because this site has more to offer then others if u have a site that gives news earlier then stay on that site ans STFU.

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  7. ThexDLolNoob
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Basically, no difference. I doubt that most players won’t even notice.

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  8. guy
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    8px top and bottom is nothing. its amazing theyre still able to push the hardware. i have xbox and love it cuz of how easy it is to play with friends and family. but ya this game is gonna look great and better than anything else, regardless of the platform

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    • ϟKRI||ƩX
      September 8th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      ^ THIS.

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      • Orange Arrow
        September 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

        ^This guy. Haha, see what I did there. But I do agree, it doesn’t matter what platform you play it on as you may prefer one over the others, the game will still kick arse.

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    September 8th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    LOL! just use your controller on your PC with Xpadder!

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      September 8th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      I tried this, but it doesn’t work with a wireless controller when you plug in the usb cable in to it, only for wired controller and if you have the wireless receiver for the controller to pc.

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      • plumokin
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        wired controllers are cheaper anyway, and how often are u gonna sit far away from a computer screen. a wireless controller is good for consoles but doesnt make a big difference on pc

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  10. juhh
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Can’t wait to play my sub HD ps3 copy of the game :)

    Also, why there’s no Battleblog today?

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  11. brazilian_shooter
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I dont care about numbers…

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    • ravensharpless
      September 8th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Numbers are for noobs that like to put them in you face and say “look look mines betterr than yours lololololol”. Its not like yours is playing it at 8 fps at 800 x 600. As long as yours plays it fine and you “like” it than there’s no problem. And if their disabling 16 pixel lines to increase performance than kudos to them for making the game better.

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  12. Who?
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t mind as long as I can play it soon.

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  13. TOCS
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Actually it’s 20480 pixels that will be cut, though only 16 vertical pixel lines. I wouldn’t really mind, even if I had to play on the consoles. Lately I’ve been rendering my videos at 1072p, and those 8 lines doesn’t really make much of a difference. I don’t think 16 won’t either. If it improves overall performance on the consoles, it’s a valid sacrifice in my opinion.

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  14. LoA
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I really like how some guys on consoles say that no one will see a difference between the platforms. It will run and look beautiful on a PC, but the consoles is soooo outdated, they were even outdated when they were released, so im surprised that DICE can even develop this game to a console. :O

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    • mike
      September 8th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Im suprised that DICE will still let PC elitest like you buy their game.

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    • Dusty
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      You’re missing the point. This isn’t a PC to Console argument, it’s solely a console issue. We all already know the PC version has the potential to look much better than the console versions, we’re just now finding out that they had to scale down the console version a little more for visual and performance purposes.

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  15. Dave
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Bah! Who cares about console anyways, this game was solely meant for the PC gamers in mind, console second! But very true in the fact that anyone with the average eye would be able to tell the difference!!

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    • Purple Thunder7
      September 8th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Dice definitely cares about the consoles. They wouldn’t be able to afford to develop this game without console profits which are way more than pc. Your post is just another reason why I hate pc elitists.

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      • FishPenetrator
        September 12th, 2011 at 1:11 am

        I completely agree, they need console players profits to get almost 75% of the game complete.

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  16. Jason
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    What do you call this? A mini cinematic view?

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  17. AJ
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Meh.. Dont really care dont care if it was 240p just as long as im playin with a few friends and woopin ass:)

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  18. Bayou Beast
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I could give f&^% honestly. It’s all about the gameplay formula. & for all you PC users that hate on consoles… why? Have you no life outside of your computer chair? Are yall really that lame? Come on fellas.

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  19. stefan
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Is that good or bad? Because idk.

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    • Mike
      September 8th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      -It’ll be good. As the article mentioned the game won’t be upscaled.
      -what this means is that the images will be rendered and won’t be streched after that.
      -This will be the actual size of the rendered images and of course it will be far better than an upscaled ones.

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      • ϟKRI||ƩX
        September 9th, 2011 at 4:15 am

        And if you still don’t get what that means, allow me to simplify:

        Upscale = No depth within the game *depth meaning how far you can see*

        If you upscale a game, like CoD for instance, things look much bigger than they should, which is why the guns look much bigger than they should on the bottom of your screen. Show of thumbs if I helped?

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  20. Ken J
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    How can you suck with mouse and keyboard and be good with a controller?? With the mouse you can snap from target to target, with a joystick you’re limited to the sensitivity level and must wait for it to pan to the next target. I remember when I used to play counter-strike every night during highschool. I got so good I would jump in a room with 5 or even more enemies and just kill them all with one-shot head shots before any of them have time to react to me. I was accused of cheating countless times, but my only cheat was the fact that I was addicted to that game and played it mercilessly, lol. But yah, that’s only possible thanks to the mouse, not at all possible with a controller. You just have to get the sensitivity setting correct to where you’re instinctive amount of movement in the mouse gets your cursor to move exactly how much you expect it to. Yes it takes a bit of trial and error, but once you have it just right, there is no more trying to aim, you simply point and shoot. :-)

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    • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
      September 8th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      I love my Ps3 but this guy does have one thing right, if the best console player went up against a pretty good PC player in a aim competition, the PC player would win it every time, by a lot.

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      • plumokin
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        @AOD i agree, idk wat game it was, but they made it cross platform w/ pc and ps3 a while ago, and they had to take away the integration cuz all the pc players were winning. no offense to console players, its something my friend showed me a few years ago

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      • mrizzel
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        Already has been done actually! ;) The worlds best UT3 console gamers vs. the average 1 k/d PC player to test cross-platform compatibility. The console players were destroyed. That’s why for cross-platform games PC gets nerfed and (also in games like COD) consoles get auto aim. I really don’t get why they just accept that, that is not cool to me.

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        • JuJu
          September 8th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

          Thats cause consoles it takes more skill. A 4 yr. old can point and click with a mouse, but it takes skill and dexterity in your thumbs to use a controller. Its like comparing an all-star track runner to a lamborghini.

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        • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
          September 9th, 2011 at 3:32 am

          Yes I thought about UT3 when writing that. Total Kb/m slaughterhouse.

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        • dandirk
          September 9th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

          lol controller takes more skill… Well sure in a certain way…

          Its like saying pounding nails with a rubber mallet takes more skill then a proper hammer.

          Sure it does, but the fact is a rubber mallet is the WRONG tool for the job.

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    • MrSprog
      September 8th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks for bringing a valid point to the table instead of “CONSELZ SCK PCES RUL!”

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      • The SCoripion
        September 9th, 2011 at 3:01 am

        I can completly agree with juju… if you think about it.. pc is easier, console is harder… console takes more skill to master. pc not so much. :)

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        • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
          September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 am

          Haha obviously you’ve never played pc. Kb/m unleashes your potential as a skilled gamer. It gives you ten times the precision.

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  21. Tango220
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Everyone keeps saying how all they see is “a shitload of PC elitests talking shit about consoles” … shit, all I see is a bunch of console players talking shit about “PC Elitests”, double standard anyone?

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    • Tango220
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      yes, thumbs me down, thats right. I’m gonna play on xbox by the way lol.

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      • plumokin
        September 8th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

        im not sure if u were just trolling but if u were, it worked

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        • Tango220
          September 8th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

          apparently, but if Im trolling then so is everyone who accuses “PC Elitests” of being… elistest? assholes? i dunno, whatever.

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        • Tango220
          September 8th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

          Are so many console players really this insecure? I havent said anything inaccurate at all, guess you haters can’t handle the truth lol thumbs this down now, just prove me right

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    • Tummynator
      September 8th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      For every PC elitist there is also another Console fanboy … im sure there is an even number if PC gamers trolling Console gamers and vice versa … take for example this blog and compare it to the blog where PC gamers weren’t getting dedicated servers … Console players were obviously trolling and PC players are trolling here … just saying .. if we could all just get along :D :D:D

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    • J Money
      September 9th, 2011 at 1:01 am

      YES, this is SO true!!

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    • J Money
      September 9th, 2011 at 1:01 am

      YES, this is SO true!!

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  22. asem singh randhawa
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    dont hate on consoles consoles r more fun in 90 percent of games on d other hand dey have a good controller which looks way to buff n relax as compared to shit k/b m all goofy lil nerds stickin dere jaws n fingernails into kbm …i have a powerfull pc to play dis game n i am going to play it on pc aswell as on ps3 but admit d fact dat kbm sucks n stinks like shit if u dont consider controller as number 1 thing to play wit den ur kbm is nt perfect aswell …..

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    • Impy
      September 8th, 2011 at 7:58 pm


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      • Mike
        September 9th, 2011 at 1:21 am

        Mad guess a. hes young and b. english is his second language.

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    • InfamousRabbiTT
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Honestly couldn’t understand most of that

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      • mike
        September 8th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

        Did we just walk into a preschool class?

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    • deadeye009
      September 8th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      and this is you on drugs

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  23. Luka Mijic
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    these are few months old news….. -.-” how about you post something about beta eh?

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    • Kernkraft
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Ok….you want them to start making things up just for you? If they didn’t post news about the beta, then it’s because they DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE ANY NEWS ABOUT THE BETA. Jeeezz….what is it with poeple today? :S Sorry about Caps Rage, but this poeple…just….never mind. ¬¬

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      • jnmnm22
        September 8th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

        get off his case. im sure he knows that they dont have news about the beta i think hes just saying he wants the beta like everyone else on this website

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  24. hashman
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Battleblog was moved to Friday this week.

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    • juhh
      September 8th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Hmmm that’s weird .
      Thanks for the info BTW.

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      • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
        September 8th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

        ^ Useful comment. I love reading the Battleblogs, they get me so psyched to play!

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  25. Impy
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Exactly how does cutting 16 vertical lines save on Performance and Memory though? I’m just confused here. I mean, 16 lines make that much of a difference?

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    • Pugachev Cobra
      September 8th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Reduces the amount of pixels drawn every frame, thus a faster and higher framerate. Instead of like 100,000 pixels every frame, it’s like 80,000. (not to scale, mind you)

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      • Impy
        September 8th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

        Yeah, but I mean, its 16 vertical lines. Consoles are supposed to run BF3 on 30 FPS, so you’d go from what, 29.5 FPS to 30 FPS. Would you even see the difference?

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        • Pugachev Cobra
          September 8th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

          I think what they’re trying to do is avoid stretching the image to fit the screen. Which I imagine must somehow be bad…

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        • Impy
          September 8th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

          That would make sense I guess :O

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      • Toni
        September 8th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        But reducing 16lines only gives you 2,22222% less pixels to render, so the difference should not be that much. You can calculate it by yourself


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      • Mike
        September 8th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

        -Not only that, keep in mind that the bigger the image the more memory it’ll need and it also affect the Frame Rate.
        -So by cutting down those 8pxl line from top and bottom, they can conserve the system’s memory and increase the frame rate all while giving us the best visual experience by not upscaling (or not streching) the rendered images.

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