Battlefield 3 trailer: 8 minutes of PC gameplay

Fancy seeing eight minutes of straight gameplay footage from the PC edition of Battlefield 3? Of course you do. Come watch.

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Do you fancy seeing more of Battlefield 3? If you're reading this, odds are that you probably do, so you'll be pleased with these eight minutes of straight gameplay footage from the PC edition. While you might wish it were the multiplayer being shown off in such great depth, this is nothing to sniff at.

In the demo, executive producer Patrick Bach takes controls of Marine Sgt. Miller for a tank battle and raid on the outskirts of Tehran in a mission named 'Thunder Run' from BF3's single-player campaign. Things explode, and good! Plus, unlike the previous gameplay trailer, it's uncut footage--no jumping to the 'exciting' bits here.

Battlefield 3 is headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 25.

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    June 8, 2011 10:20 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3 trailer: 8 minutes of PC gameplay.

    Fancy seeing eight minutes of straight gameplay footage from the PC edition of Battlefield 3? Of course you do. Come watch.

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      June 8, 2011 10:30 AM

      i don't get the backlash..everyone here berates MW3 for being a 'movie on rails' experience where you really don't do much other than follow scripted events. This video show actual gameplay, and people are complaining that it isn't 'flashy enough'.

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        June 8, 2011 10:32 AM

        Agreed, I like it. It's not trying to be OMG-explosions, Michael Bay sort of thing. It's going for something different, at least in this section.

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          June 8, 2011 7:28 PM

          Looks like Michael Bay to me... A completely implausible setup with huge explosions.

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        June 8, 2011 10:33 AM

        I ignore those people because they are wrong and stupid.

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        June 8, 2011 1:24 PM

        The BF fanatics don't care about the SP campaign. There are a big hunk of Shackers that have played hundreds of hours of BC2 and never once started the campaign.

        COD doesn't suck, it's just been the same thing over and over since 2007.

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          June 9, 2011 1:37 AM

          Battlefield games have campaigns? Bought it for ps3 and pc, never knew

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        June 8, 2011 4:07 PM

        i haven't seen that complaint anywhere

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        June 8, 2011 7:05 PM

        MW games is like a rollercoaster ride. BF games is like demolition derby!

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        June 8, 2011 10:41 PM

        Isn't flashy enough? Good god, people, when he blows up the rocket launcher at the end, the fire ignites the other ammo in the area.

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      June 8, 2011 10:31 AM

      This is awesome. Looks amazing. Great radio chatter... feels like you are really there. You can see the sun light up the dust particles on your goggles. Looks sweet.

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        June 8, 2011 4:27 PM

        My chi is hella centered, yo.

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      June 8, 2011 10:32 AM

      i think it looks great

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      June 8, 2011 10:34 AM

      Something like this shows much more about the game than the silly MW3 trailer, or even some of the short BF3 trailers which have been posted.

      You get to see what the game is really like without having lots of bits spoiled so it's win/win.

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      June 8, 2011 10:38 AM

      I think the atmosphere that all the BF3 videos have shown off is really good

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        June 8, 2011 10:40 AM

        I could have worded that better.

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      June 8, 2011 10:42 AM

      this tank mission looks boring as hell, I still have hopes for it tho.

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      June 8, 2011 11:14 AM

      Can't wait, definite preorder.

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      June 8, 2011 11:37 AM

      I think this does a better job of pacing military conflicts than COD which seems to just push action so much they never give you a break. The slow parts of this make the action even stronger.

      Also did anyone else notice how flat the tanks main gun shoots? Pretty huge difference from the massive arc of the BF:BC2 tank rounds.

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        June 8, 2011 12:20 PM

        Yeah, the build up to the actual fighting and then the lull between engagements really helps make it feel better.

        Valve got this perfect with Left 4 Dead. You need a rest from combat otherwise it becomes monotonous, and the rest allows you to plan for the next bit and even get a bit nervous.

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        June 8, 2011 7:21 PM

        It's like music. There can't be loud parts without quiet parts.

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      June 8, 2011 11:55 AM

      impressive

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      June 8, 2011 12:05 PM

      Has anyone confirmed this is coming to Steam? Will Origin be the only method to obtain this without a disc?

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      June 8, 2011 4:04 PM

      modern cryware killler

      This kills Crysis 2 and MW3 ... comes, sees , wins.

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      June 8, 2011 4:23 PM

      God, that wide open landscape is amazing! *jizzes pants*

      I hope some of the MP maps are that big.

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      June 8, 2011 4:32 PM

      I don't get how people can be excited about MW3 after watching some of the BF3 stuff. Aren't any of the MW3 players concerned that they've only shown plot climaxes recycled from the other games? That the engine has barely changed, if at all, for like 3 years?

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        June 8, 2011 7:03 PM

        its not plot climaxes, the whole game is like that and thats how we like it

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        June 8, 2011 7:22 PM

        Call of Duty will always be infinitely more popular due to the arcade twitchy style multiplayer. People love that shit, and I'm one of them. Don't get me wrong about BF, it's a great game but it feels more like Tribes and CoD feels more like Quake. They're just two totally different things.

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          June 8, 2011 11:27 PM

          BF games used to be the definition of arcade twitchy MP :(

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            June 9, 2011 1:13 AM

            arcadey sure, but never twitchy like a quake engine game

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            June 9, 2011 1:25 AM

            In regards to the ground combat, the Battlefield series have been pretty clunky until the Bad Company series made it great.

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        June 8, 2011 10:39 PM

        I don't get how people always bring up MW3 in BF3 threads. they are two completely different approaches to the military FPS genre.

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          June 9, 2011 3:44 AM

          Well, they are pretty much in direct competition, and the fact that EA/Dice has said straight out that "BF3 will be better than MW3", it's no surprise people are going to compare the two.

          So far I think the MW SP Campaigns have been better. From the looks of things, BF3 might just change that. I hope it does, competition is a good thing.

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      June 8, 2011 5:39 PM

      Mannnn ... all the battlefields 3 trailers give me goosebumps at the end ... i guess thats a good thing

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      June 8, 2011 9:03 PM

      Yes! COD1 and COD2 tank battles are back!

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      June 8, 2011 10:35 PM

      I might just be out of the loop but when do we get the beta? wasn't the code that come with MoH only valid for a year?

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      June 8, 2011 10:45 PM

      Anyone else get a giant El Alamein nostalgia hard-on while watching this?

      RIP Call of Doodie.

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      June 8, 2011 11:09 PM

      Love the sounds. That's probably the first time I've ever said that.

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        June 9, 2011 2:05 AM

        DICE always has incredible sound design.

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          June 9, 2011 3:50 AM

          BF'43, Bad Company & BC2 have been by far the best sound experiences I have had in like 10 years. It's incredible what they did there IMO. Only Dead Space was close but not quite there.

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      June 9, 2011 1:54 AM

      I'm actually excited for the campaign. The radio chatter sounds down to earth and actually useful. The whole opening 5 minutes of nothing seems like great pacing to heighten the action. Compare that to the MW3 trailer where the entire war took place at the exact same time, and all directly in the players field of view.
      I like they're going for a serious tone without making a war sim.
      Obviously I'm excited for the MP too, but I'm a little worried about how much time I want to dedicate to repeating rounds of MP nowadays :(

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      June 9, 2011 4:54 AM

      Wow... this really does look amazing and intense. I'm excited for the campaign now.. which I wasn't really before.

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      June 9, 2011 5:36 AM

      awesomesaucynessage