Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer deploys explosives

The second BF3 gameplay trailer has arrived, demonstrating the simplest way to remove an embedded sniper--explosives.

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The second Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer figuratively explodes onto our screens today, bringing the edited highlights of another mission, culminating in a virtual building literally exploding. It's but one small section of the single-player preview Xav recently experienced.

Developed by DICE and published by EA, Battlefield 3 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in fall 2011. Do check out our interview with DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson, covering topics including the studio's belief in PC gaming, BF3's multiplayer focus, and making things kersplode.

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    March 16, 2011 6:45 AM

    Comment on Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer deploys explosives, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 16, 2011 7:21 AM

      Sigh. I almost with they wouldn't announce games until a month before they come out. The wait for this is unbearable.

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        March 16, 2011 7:35 AM

        Agreed. I like Apple's model.

        Big event to announce a product that is either available after the conference or in a couple weeks.

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      March 16, 2011 7:58 AM

      i hope that mechanical sound happens everytime i blow a building up in the game

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      March 16, 2011 8:06 AM

      if MP is anything like this it's going to be the best game ever made

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        March 16, 2011 8:44 AM

        it won't be. It'll be a bunch of Bunnyhoppers and dolphin divers again.
        No strategy. It'll be FUN, but no strategy.

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          March 16, 2011 8:49 AM

          And you know this how? Oh that's right, you don't know shit. No one but the people who work at DICE know how it is like.

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          March 16, 2011 9:07 AM

          are you from the future?

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          March 16, 2011 9:16 AM

          There's no dolphin diving in this game.

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          March 16, 2011 11:43 AM

          Assuming you WERE correct (and there's no evidence for that as far as I can tell)...how would it kill strategy. Things looking odd or even silly don't kill strategy.

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            March 16, 2011 11:50 AM

            He's not. A developer on BF2 just posted right above you: "No dolphin diving"

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              March 16, 2011 11:50 AM

              BF3 rather

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                March 16, 2011 12:35 PM

                I had a feeling he (vertdang) didn't know wtf...I was just humoring him though (and basically saying that even if he wasn't wrong on that, that his post still would be unfounded).

                I didn't realize -efx- was a developer...so that's even more awesome!

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          March 16, 2011 11:44 AM

          Someone please define dolphin diving for me, because all I can picture is hitting the dirt when you run into someone.

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          March 16, 2011 12:01 PM

          I agree to an extent. No game is as good as its trailers. Being a PC veteran, I have become imune to such advertising. Seeing so many fuckups in the business in the last 10 years automatically makes you a skeptic.
          The only ones hyped by these types of trailers are young and/or immature gamers.

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            March 16, 2011 12:08 PM

            Except these guys have consistently delivered and have an excellent history. Plus they're iterating on what is already one of the premier online games (Bad Company 2).

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              March 16, 2011 1:38 PM

              ...excellent history of releasing a buggy mess, only saved by gameplay that can NOT be found elsewhere.

              If someone was able to capture everything in a BF game, a direct clone of it, but was able to ensure that it was 99% bug free / balanced on day-1, it would wipe DICE out.

              Sad fact of life. I love you DICE, but I always want more from you.

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                March 17, 2011 12:05 AM

                No developer is perfect.

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            March 16, 2011 1:43 PM

            Dice delivered exactly as was shown in BC2 trailers, no one of my friends believed those videos would be in-game or that intense

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          March 16, 2011 1:09 PM

          Given the character animations in this video, I don't think rapid dolphin diving would be viable.

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      March 16, 2011 8:38 AM

      My goodness, that is quite possibly the most amazing thing I've seen so far this month.

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      March 16, 2011 9:00 AM

      Damn that is fucking AWESOME!

      This is gona play good and sell well \m/ and shit its DX11 which you know gets me high \m/

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      March 16, 2011 9:47 AM

      More like Greyfield 3.

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      March 16, 2011 10:13 AM

      I think I shall preorder this game!

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      March 16, 2011 10:26 AM

      It would be nice if it looked this good on consoles... Guess I'll have to finally save up for that new pc.

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      March 16, 2011 10:38 AM

      The next installment will feature the sniper leaping off the balcony, punching silk and floating to a nearby helocipter and taking off, cackling madly in whatever language they're gibbering in. Then it will get 10 feet off the ground, flip over and explode.

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      March 16, 2011 10:47 AM

      Great to finally see a game developed for the PC first. Tired of all the crap ass ports we get from consoles. Totally looking forward to this game.

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      March 16, 2011 11:32 AM

      Why is there blurring and all kinds of visual effects everytime a round hits near the player? I've never had someone shoot sniper rounds at me in real life before. Does this actually happen?

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        March 16, 2011 11:50 AM

        Red Orchestra 2 is also using the effect for suppressing fire.

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        March 16, 2011 11:51 AM

        I've never been shot at like that, but I assume you might flinch a bit when huge bullets are whizzing past your head.

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          March 16, 2011 1:34 PM

          Especially a friggin huge caliber sniper round! :)

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            March 16, 2011 4:29 PM

            I'm going to assume that this huge caliber sniper round makes me partially black out as it wizzes by me or hits the surrounding areas around me.

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        March 16, 2011 11:58 AM

        Sonic BOOM!

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      March 16, 2011 11:39 AM

      That looks pretty boring. If this was a MP game, the player would maybe duck out of cover a few times and plug the sniper in the head. Instead you're regulated to shuffling behind AI and waiting. At the end, the whole squad is crawling on their bellies behind minimal cover. We get the point, cover stops bullets.

      Less scripted sequences, more MP helicopters.

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        March 16, 2011 12:13 PM

        This is for people who only buy stuff like COD for the single player.

        For those of us who enjoy MP BF goodness, this game is sure to deliver.

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        March 16, 2011 12:14 PM

        Are you that retarded? You even stated, "If this was a MP game"... They are showing snips from the single player. Duh! :rolls eyes:

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          March 16, 2011 4:03 PM

          "Retarded"? You really feel it was necessary to use that word?

          My point is that gamers have seen it all. We've survived earthquakes, buildings falling down, shot down helicopters, blown up tanks, etc etc. In this preview vid, we spend 2 minutes behing handheld (following AI) in order to down a single sniper. How thrilling is that?

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        March 16, 2011 1:20 PM

        If this was MP footage, I'm betting he wouldn't have made it 3 feet without getting popped in the dome by that sniper.

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          March 16, 2011 1:22 PM

          Unlikely, since only terrible players select sniper in Battlefield.

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            March 16, 2011 1:23 PM

            Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh you kids and your crazy thoughts :).

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            March 16, 2011 2:22 PM

            if the sniping carries over from BC2, I will have a lot of messages from the GOL to deliver to people. :D

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              March 16, 2011 4:31 PM

              *shoots*
              *kills target*


              "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!"

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            March 16, 2011 11:46 PM

            Hmm, you're one of THOSE people...

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      March 16, 2011 11:52 AM

      720p video cuts short at 40+ seconds.

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      March 16, 2011 12:32 PM

      do want

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      March 16, 2011 1:30 PM

      uhh at4 does not level building like that....

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        March 16, 2011 1:40 PM

        It could if the structure was previously weakened by a massive earthquake (as seen in the previous trailer).

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        March 16, 2011 1:51 PM

        what if the building is made out of tanks?????????

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          March 16, 2011 2:25 PM

          Man, could you imagine. A Tank BUILDING?!?!? FUUUUCK, BRO.

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            March 16, 2011 2:45 PM

            why hasnt this movie been made yet

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        March 16, 2011 2:00 PM

        It didn't level the building, at least not that they showed there. You see a flash and you see a big chunk of concrete fall off the front right where the rocket hit.

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        March 16, 2011 2:01 PM

        UUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I'm pretty sure it does. I just saw it happen.

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        March 16, 2011 2:23 PM

        The building isn't leveled. The sign falls off and all the windows break.

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        March 16, 2011 2:25 PM

        also did you consider quad damage or perhaps a killstreak buff

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          March 16, 2011 2:27 PM

          I know the model looks like an AT4 but it's really a BFG!

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            March 16, 2011 2:42 PM

            -efx-, you know you want to make the BFG and double shotty unlockables for this game. Make it happen sir.

            Also make the cyber demon a drivable vehicle.

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          March 16, 2011 11:45 PM

          Stuff like this would be stupid in a Battlefield game.

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        March 16, 2011 3:49 PM

        but wouldn't it be cooler if it did?

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      March 16, 2011 1:32 PM

      The character animation is fuckin' slick!

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      March 16, 2011 1:48 PM

      that was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! GOD DAMNIT!!! EXCLAMATION POINT!

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      March 16, 2011 2:19 PM

      the next step is they didn't get the sniper, and call the COMMANDER to ARTILLERY THE FUCKER :D :D :D

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        March 16, 2011 2:42 PM

        They also didn't show spamming RPG's and people crying in text about people sniping. Also the lack of "faggot" was disappointing.

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      March 16, 2011 2:40 PM

      That's every mp situation that has never ever happened in any mp game I have ever played.

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      March 16, 2011 3:45 PM

      The animation and movement is just as impressive as the new lighting system. I hope this same animation system is present in multiplayer. BF3 is really going to raise the bar and make a lot of other titles look bad.

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      March 16, 2011 4:21 PM

      Holy shit.

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      March 16, 2011 11:56 PM

      I didn't like the SP in Bad Company 2 much, but this looks like it good be a blast for a few hours. Of course, MP is what BF games are about.

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      March 17, 2011 7:26 PM

      Still not sure what everyone is freaking out about. The graphics aren't all that amazing, they look largely like BC2 and the campaign looks a lot like MW (just a shooter on rails).

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