A few weeks ago we saw a Back to Karkand trailer showcasing Strike At Karkand for Battlefield 3, and this time, EA released a trailer for another Back To Karkand map: Gulf Of Oman, which looks just as impressive. Back to Karkand will be released in December, for more details, check out our full Back To Karkand page, which has all the info you need.
EA has previously had some issues where players who have been banned on the forums have had their ban extend to the EA accounts and all games associated with it. The latest incident involves a Battlefield 3 player who was banned for 72 hours for playing the game after he posted a forum message on Battlelog containing the word “badass”. He then received the following email from EA:
Your Electronic Arts account has been suspended for 72 hours for violating the Terms of Services for Electronic Arts Online.
[almost as badass as germany. Switzerland: they do a lot of stuff I think that just about sums up europe.]“
It’s odd that EA would ban a player for using a word like “badass”, while Battlefield 3 itself has some of the most offensive swearing ever seen in a game, both in the singleplayer and especially the voice over in multiplayer. We dunno if there were other factors involved in the decision to ban, but it does seem like an overreaction, especially considering the content of Battlefield 3.
We’re back with another Battlefield 3 contest, and this time we’ve teamed up with popular game server provider ArtOfWarCentral. We’ll be giving away one month free 32-player Battlefield 3 game servers to ten (10) lucky winners.
To enter the contest, you can do two things: follow BF3Blog on Twitter and retweet this post, or you can post a comment on this post where you tell us your favorite Battlefield 3 map. You can increase your chances of winning by both retweeting and commenting
In addition, if you’re in business for a game server, ArtOfWarCentral is currently running a Black Friday promotion, where you can get up to 35% off of any game server by using the promo code: “blackfriday”.
Today is Black Friday, day of great savings, and shoppers are busy emptying stores all around the US. Not to be outdone by other retailers, EA has discounted Battlefield 3 by 50% on Origin, selling it at $29.99. However, the deal is valid only for today, so strike while it lasts!
It only took a lawsuit to get EA to realize they owed PlayStation 3 owners a free copy of Battlefield 1943, and the company today announced they will do just that: everyone who purchased Battlefield 3 for the PlayStation 3 will get a free copy of the downloadable title.
EA says it was a “misunderstanding”, but in reality, there was no misunderstanding: EA didn’t follow up on their promise and instead gave PS3 owners something else and of much less value: one week early access to Battlefield 3 DLC.
EA has set up a new site at 1943redemption.battlefield.com, where vouchers for BF1943 will be given out. The game will be available for Europeans on November 26, while Americans will have to wait until December 10 to redeem their copy of Battlefield 1943.
Just days ago, DICE released a huge Battlefield 3 PC patch weighing in at 450MB, fixing a whole slew of issues (you can find a fill list of release notes here). However, some of the promised fixes didn’t make it into the patch.
For instance, the tactical flashlights did not get fixed as previously promised, and neither did the change/nerf to the IRNV infrared sight. But fear not, those changes will be made in the upcoming patch DICE is currently working on.
Here’s a list of confirmed items/changes that will be addressed in an upcoming Battlefield 3 patch, as posted on Battlelog:
In-game VOIP addition
Tactical light nerf
Chat window changes (size, positioning)
New squad changes (ability to make squads)
These are just some of the issues that are being worked on, and, according to DICE, they are well aware of the huge demand for Battlerecorder in Battlefield 3.