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Battlefield 3 launches Oct. 25

The war of the modern first-person shooters continues this holiday, with DICE and EA revealing that Battlefield 3 will arrive on October 25, 2011.

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The war of the modern first-person shooters continues this holiday, with DICE and EA revealing that Battlefield 3 will arrive on October 25, 2011. Utilizing DICE's proprietary "Frostbite 2" engine, Battlefield 3 is launching on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

The Battlefield 3 multi-platform beta is scheduled to kick-start in September. Beta passes had been given away with new game sales of last year's Medal of Honor.

EA notes that it will show off the PC and PS3 versions of Battlefield 3 at E3 2011. A number of features are expected to debut during E3, which officially kicks off tomorrow.

Shacknews will push itself to the front of the line to make sure we get some time with the game. Stay tuned.

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    June 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Battlefield 3 launching Oct. 25.

    The war of the modern first-person shooters continues this holiday, with DICE and EA revealing that Battlefield 3 will arrive on October 25, 2011.

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      June 6, 2011 12:50 PM

      Massive amounts of cum will be unleashed on October 25.

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        June 6, 2011 12:54 PM

        Agreed can't wait till they show more Modern Warfare 3

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        June 6, 2011 12:54 PM

        oh man i just spilled after seeing E3 video...

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        June 6, 2011 3:05 PM

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        June 6, 2011 3:15 PM

        Following EA / DICE's record, the cum pumping will likely start 1-2 weeks after it's release. As they'll need to fix all of the Day 1 problems and release a proper server browser. Not to mention most of the servers will be completely overloaded.

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      June 6, 2011 12:52 PM

      Damn, I was hoping it would be September so I'd have nearly two months before Skyrim. Oh well.

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      June 6, 2011 1:01 PM

      Added details on the beta, which starts in September.

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      June 6, 2011 1:09 PM

      But I want it now!

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      June 6, 2011 1:09 PM

      God I wish game companies would learn to space out their games....

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        June 6, 2011 2:27 PM

        Agreed. There is this, Skyrim, and Modern Warfare all being released around the same time. Yes, I know Battlefield 3 will be much better than MW 3, but I had still planned to put some time in to it. I always focus on one game a time, so I'll probably have to put off Skyrim and MW3 for a couple months.

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        June 6, 2011 2:35 PM

        BF2 came out in 2005....

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        June 6, 2011 2:36 PM

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        June 6, 2011 2:36 PM

        BF2 came out in 2005

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        June 6, 2011 2:52 PM

        it goes in a 2 year cycle, we are currently in the year where everyone will release their stuff in the fall/xmas time.

        They will then realize they're idiots

        next year there will be nothing in the fall/xmas because they spaced it out

        then they will realize they had an opportunity to sell more because no one released anything

        repeat.

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        June 6, 2011 2:56 PM

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        June 6, 2011 2:58 PM

        people are consuming content faster. see blizzards comments - they are going to reduce the spacing.

        brink came out, and how many folks play it now? what about MW2? what about BLOPS? people are going in and out of games really really fast. devs have to keep up, not slow down.

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        June 6, 2011 3:18 PM

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        June 6, 2011 4:41 PM

        Too much cash to be made at Christmas bruh.

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        June 7, 2011 7:30 AM

        A lot of you above misunderstood me, I guess I worded it poorly. I wish the industry would release more games throughout the year rather than barraging us with all of them during the holidays. In October alone my 3 most anticipated games are coming out (Uncharted 3, Dark Souls, and BF3). Shortly after that you have things like Batman, Saints Row, Skyrim, the list goes on... I would love to be able to devote more time to each by getting one or two now rather than later.

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      June 6, 2011 1:22 PM

      Only a 1 month beta? Why not just release a demo, I doubt they will be able to fix anything that is wrong in the beta in time.

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      June 6, 2011 1:37 PM

      I love it how they totally slam the stupid, "stat tracking" that sorry ass Activision is doing. They kept saying, "Free", "Free", "Free"... I love it..... BF3 is looking to be awesome

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      June 6, 2011 1:50 PM

      Wake Island...Please...

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        June 6, 2011 2:06 PM

        I thought they already announced that Wake Island was going to be in the Strike at Karkand pack.

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      June 6, 2011 1:55 PM

      I am hesitant to buy it now since they have announced their replacement bloatware for EADM.

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      June 6, 2011 2:15 PM

      any word on steam and system requirements ?

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      June 6, 2011 3:01 PM

      YOU DAMN WELL BETTER GET TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE!! And BTW Xav, all of my E3 facts are becoming true.

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      June 6, 2011 3:19 PM

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      June 6, 2011 10:04 PM

      I just hope that they manage to work out their linked accounts by October! I want to buy it on Xbox as well as PC but hate having to unlock everything twice/ divide my time evenly between platforms just to stay level.

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      June 7, 2011 8:58 AM

      I think I just had a wargasm watching those videos.

      *checks pants*

      Yup, I had a wargasm. Can't wait for both this and RO2!

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