The brand new Battlefield 3 Close Quarters trailer showcases the newest map: Donya Fortress. While we can’t say we were big fans of the previous Close Quarters map, this one definitely looks better. The trailer also showcases the new mode Conquest Domination, but it’s hard to see with all the stuff blowing up everywhere.
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The annual PAX video game convention is underway, and DICE is showcasing the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC Close Quarters. Someone managed to sneak a few minutes of Close Quarters gameplay on one of the new maps, Ziba Tower. While the footage is not perfect (it’s off screen), it does show what the new DLC is all about: very tense, close quarter-based infantry combat. Fans of the Operation Metro map should be delighted.
If you had problems with the Battlefield 3 user interface, well, you’re not alone. The massive waste of space on the PC version indicates that the UI is primarily designed for consoles. Not to mention the odd design choices and complete lack of intuitive controls. We wondered many times how DICE could make such a bad UI for a game, and now we know how: they didn’t. They outsourced the UI design to a company that doesn’t make games — they make flashy animations and such.
If you want someone to blame for the horrendous UI, blame the guys from “River”, a digital agency that specializes in user interface design, Flash, and stuff like that. Watch the video above and hear them brag on about Battlefield 3′s user interface.
UPDATE: Apparently the backlash over the video was so great and it received so many downvotes on YouTube (90% thumbs down), that River has removed it. The video was meant to showcase their work and process, but turned out to embarrass them more than anything else.
The new Battlefield 3 DLC will include improved destruction called “Destruction HD”, and DICE have released a new time lapse video showcasing the destruction on the map Ziba Tower. As you can see, the destruction on this particular part of the map is much more widespread than on any current Battlefield 3 maps.
We’ve gotten our hands on the very first Battlefield 3 Close Quarters trailer, called “Ziba Tower”. It showcases one of the new maps from Close Quarters — Ziba Tower — which is a “vertical map” as DICE calls it. It’s one of 4 maps that will be included with Close Quarters.
UPDATE: The trailer might not play anymore. Despite our work to promote the new DLC, EA and DICE have thanked us with a copyright infringement notice.
Remember the “Fault Lines” Battlefield 3 videos that were the first to be released, almost a year ago? The very first Battlefield 3 gameplay showed a squad of soldiers pinned on the roof of a building by a sniper, whereafter they engaged him with an AT4 rocket launcher. If you’re wondering where DICE got the inspiration from, check out the video above, which is a reenactment of a real situation that happened during the Battle of Fallujah in 2004 in Iraq. Check out the BF3 version after the break.
Wall-E was one of Pixar’s most memorable movies, and has inspired many videos around the Internet. Including this “Wall-E meets Battlefield 3″, where the trusty EOD Bot takes up the role of Wall-E. In fact, just like Wall-E in the movie, the EOD Bot is generally one of the most underused and forgotten Battlefield 3 gadgets. Did you know that the EOD Bot can pick up and move explosives in Battlefield 3? Yep, so go ahead and give that little buddy another chance.
We’ve witnessed plenty of Battlefield 3 glitches so far, but this one probably takes the cake as the creepiest we’ve seen. To put it short, a Recon soldier somehow appears as a giant to fellow players. Take a look and see what we mean.
You’re already familiar with the Battlefield 3 theme, especially the loud bass and deep throttle at the end. YouTube cartoonist “jonnyethco” has one, interesting theory of the origins of the Battlefield 3 theme.
There are Battlefield moments, and then there are Battlefield moments, moments in a game of Battlefield 3 that are almost impossible to replicate. Like this one in a million shot with a Javelin rocket.