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Battlefield: Bad Company Hits PS3, X360 in June; Multiplayer Beta Begins March 25

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EA DICE's first-person shooter Battlefield: Bad Company and its destructible environments will arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June, publisher Electronic Arts has revealed.

An Xbox Live beta will begin on March 25, allowing select users early access to the game's multiplayer component and two of its maps. Retailer GameStop will distribute beta keys to the first 5,000 people that pre-order the title.

"We're really excited about this beta since it gives us a chance to let a wider audience play our new multiplayer game [mode], Gold Rush," said senior producer Karl-Magnus. "The feedback coming back from something like this is crucial for us as developers and will help us with the final changes and polish in the game."

For more on Battlefield: Bad Company and its Gold Rush multiplayer mode, scope out our recent impressions and check out the multiplayer tutorial movie below.

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Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    March 20, 2008 10:10 AM

    Game looks pretty neat. Too bad its not for PC.

    One thing that looks really annoying is when a guy dies, their "kit" apparently appears above their heads and looks pretty stupid, as opposed to appearing on the ground a few seconds after they die, ala the rest of the BF series.

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      March 20, 2008 10:15 AM

      Agreed.

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      March 20, 2008 10:21 AM

      And another thing that looks silly, is that apparently the way to open boxes is to shoot at them until they blow up.

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        March 20, 2008 10:36 AM

        Lol yeah apparently you want the gold, and the most efficient way to get it, is to blow it all over the place?????

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      March 20, 2008 10:22 AM

      agreed. this would be good fun on pc

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