Battlefield 3

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Oct 25, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Battlefield 3 and Jet Set Radio join PlayStation Plus in July

Battlefield 3 and Jet Set Radio join PlayStation Plus in July

A new month means new additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Headlining offerings for July are Battlefield 3 and Jet Set Radio. DICE's FPS will be available for download with tomorrow's PlayStation Store update.

Other noteworthy additions to Plus this month include Metal Slug XX for PSP and Vita. The HD remake of Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee for PS3 and Dokuro for Vita round out the month's free games.

Read more: Last chance to get Deus Ex: Human Revolution »

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Battlefield 3's Close Quarters DLC free during E3

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Battlefield 3's Close Quarters DLC free during E3

If you haven't bought Battlefield 3's Close Quarters DLC by now, you're probably not that interested in it. However, if you haven't but wouldn't mind an excuse to load the old BF3 back up and shoot some more men, good news! EA has made the $15 map pack free for E3 week, so hop on and grab it now.

Read more: Adds four new maps for infantry gunfights »

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Battlefield 4 pre-orders include BF3 bonuses

Battlefield 4 pre-orders include BF3 bonuses

Most games offer pre-order content upon or even after launch, but EA is tempting Battlefield 4 players to pre-order with some more immediate gratification: bonuses for Battlefield 3. The "Air Vehicles Shortcut Kit" unlocks two aircraft without all that pesky waiting and earning.

Read more: Jet, helicopter, and upgrades »

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Battlefield 3 suffers DDOS attack, double XP weekend delayed

Battlefield 3 suffers DDOS attack, double XP weekend delayed

Battlefield 3 servers and the associated Battlelog service have been the target of a denial of service (DDOS) attack, and a planned double XP weekend planned to start today has been delayed as a result. EA and DICE are working to restore the services.

Read more: Rolling restarts beginning »

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DICE eyes up Oculus Rift for Frostbite engine

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DICE eyes up Oculus Rift for Frostbite engine

Virtual reality and 3D goggles have been seen as something of a joke for positively yonks, but the Oculus Rift seems to be changing opinions. Industry figures including John Carmack, Valve's Michael Abrash, and Cliff Bleszinski have all endorsed the VR headset, and now DICE is giving a good looking-over. The Battlefield developer wants to investigate Oculus Rift support in Frostbite, its engine which also powers games from Dragon Age 3 to the new Command & Conquer.

Read more: Multiple Frostbite games coming "that would be awesome with the Rift" »

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Battlefield 3 'End Game' DLC starting roll-out this week

Battlefield 3 'End Game' DLC starting roll-out this week

EA and DICE have done plenty of promotion work for Battlefield 3's upcoming and seemingly final downloadable content, End Game. Curiously missing from the various bits of promotion was any word of a release date, but that just left us open for a sneak attack. The DLC starts hitting tomorrow.

Read more: Roll-out dates cover every week in March »

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Battlefield 3 trailer shows off 'End Game'

Battlefield 3 trailer shows off 'End Game'

Battlefield 3 is preparing to wrap up it season of downloadable content this month, with the release of "End Game." To promote the DLC, EA and DICE have released a new trailer featuring lead designer Niklas Fegraeus explaining and showing off the new maps and vehicles.

Watch: A look at the four maps, bike combat, and more »

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Battlefield 3 End Game DLC trailer focuses on Capture the Flag

Battlefield 3 End Game DLC trailer focuses on Capture the Flag

End Game, the last DLC pack in Battlefield 3's season of content, will be coming sometime in March, and Electronic Arts has released a down-and-dirty trailer showing the return of Capture the Flag mode.

Read more: Air Superiority mode details soon »

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Battlefield 3 'End Game' DLC detailed

Battlefield 3 'End Game' DLC detailed

The final announced piece of downloadable content for Battlefield 3 is coming up, and DICE has detailed what we can expect to see from it. The "End Game" DLC will bring back the Capture the Flag mode, and add a host of new maps and vehicles to keep you occupied.

Read more: Dropships and dirt bikes »

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Battlefield 3 'Aftermath' launches with new trailer

Battlefield 3 'Aftermath' launches with new trailer

Battlefield 3's Aftermath pack is starting its roll-out today, and DICE kicked off the proceedings with a new trailer showcasing the downloadable content. It shows off the environments, combat, a new game mode, and yes, the crossbow.

Watch: Combat crossbows and more »

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Battlefield 3 Premium sells over 2 million

Battlefield 3 Premium sells over 2 million

EA's $50 Battlefield 3 Premium "subscription" has hit yet another milestone. The company has announced that more than two million players are taking advantage of Premium, which adds a number of new map packs for DICE's popular online shooter.

Read more: Catching up to Call of Duty Elite »

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath continues year of the bow

Battlefield 3: Aftermath continues year of the bow

Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode.

Watch: The first Aftermath trailer »

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EA buys Battlefield app studio

EA buys Battlefield app studio

EA has snatched up ESN, the developer behind the recent Battlelog app for web and mobile devices. With the new corporate backing, the studio says it will focus its energy on Battlefield, Battlelog, and other projects with fellow Swedish studio DICE.

Read more: Details of acquisition not disclosed »

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Shack PSA: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition available

Shack PSA: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition available

If you're a bargain-hunter who missed out on Battlefield 3, you may be glad you took your time. The game's "Premium Edition" launches today, which includes the game and all five expansion packs, among other goodies, for the standard retail price of $59.99.

Read more: Premium membership and multiplayer 'head-start' »

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Battlefield 3 'Armored Kill' patch goes live

Battlefield 3 'Armored Kill' patch goes live

While Battlefield 3's Armored Kill DLC is only available today for Premium PS3 players, every platform is getting its own patch to accompany the upcoming downloadable content. The update brings a whole host of changes, mostly to weapon balance and performance tweaks.

Read more: Weapon balance based on player feedback »

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