New Battlefield 3 screens released to whet your appetite for war

More than a dozen new screens for EA and DICE's anticipated shooter Battlefield 3 have been released, and yes, they look pretty.

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More than a dozen new screens for EA and DICE's anticipated shooter Battlefield 3 have been released, and yes, they look pretty. The upcoming shooter has definitely piqued the interest of our community due to its use of the new Frostbite 2 engine, which miraculously makes war a much more appealing affair than it really is.

Battlefield 3 uses the FIFA animation engine, for more realistic movement

Battlefield 3 is set to launch on October 25 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. I recently went hands on with the PlayStation 3 version of the game and enjoyed the intense infantry action, despite some graphical flaws.

War might be hell, but it sure does look pretty

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    September 15, 2011 3:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, New Battlefield 3 screens released to whet your appetite for war.

    More than a dozen new screens for EA and DICE's anticipated shooter Battlefield 3 have been released, and yes, they look pretty.

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      September 15, 2011 3:16 PM

      Xav, you're killing me. Seriously.

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      September 15, 2011 3:22 PM

      Consoles (Microsoft and Sony) are holding back the beta, PC beta is ready but they won't release it because of the consoles.

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        September 15, 2011 3:33 PM

        allegedly Sony's the final hold-up. Though it really doesn't matter.

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          September 15, 2011 3:40 PM

          and where is all this coming from? do we just make up rumors here now?

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            September 15, 2011 3:57 PM

            There was a page posted on the BF3 forums, can't find it. It said that Microsoft and Sony are testing the game so it doesn't slow down the consoles or something, and it usually takes 1-2 weeks to do so.

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      September 15, 2011 3:32 PM

      perhaps in-engine screenshots, but I doubt that's in-game, way too much bullshot there. Crazy use of depth of field blurring.

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        September 15, 2011 4:03 PM

        Dude you have no idea. The game is fucking insanely good.

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          September 15, 2011 4:28 PM

          ...and you have experience with anything other than the alpha? Because it didn't look THAT good in the alpha, not even close.

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            September 15, 2011 4:31 PM

            I can see this photo being in game.

            http://cf.shacknews.com/images/20110915/bf3mpcaspianbordergamescom04_19368.jpg

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            September 15, 2011 5:56 PM

            That's because it was an alpha that had the highest graphics settings deliberately disabled.

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              September 16, 2011 1:28 AM

              That was never quoted, at all, by DICE or EA. Just speculation by hopeful fans. The jury is still out on whether or not the Alpha's High Mode was the real High mode. Having played it myself, I can confirm some of these bullshots could have been taken in the Alpha, but it doesn't look nearly as good in motion at all. EA has some VERY skilled cherrypickers when it comes to carefully angled screen shots.

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        September 15, 2011 4:21 PM

        eh? I doubt that

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        September 15, 2011 6:05 PM

        yeah the FPS counter display on this for most systems would probably 0 or 1 or something. nice looking engine at any rate.

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        September 15, 2011 7:28 PM

        Definitely won't look that good on consoles, but it'll have a shot on the PC.

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        September 16, 2011 3:27 AM

        I love Dice and the Battlefield series, but I'd have to agree with dedgecko. Bad Company 2 also has a lot of official screenshots that look like they could have been doctored with in-engine shader effects to get them looking just perfect, but the game doesn't end up looking like that when you're playing it, even if you have everything maxed.

        For example:
        http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/14293278/battlefield-bad-company-2/images/battlefield-bad-company-2-20091104021456081.html?page=mediaFull

        ...and just about every other screenshot in that series.

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        September 16, 2011 7:27 AM

        Crysis 2 looks that good so why couldn't BF3? I don't see anything that doesn't look in-game.

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      September 15, 2011 10:16 PM

      Looks unbelievably amazing!! But damn you EA for taking away my right to play this game!! (by not including it on steam).

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        September 16, 2011 7:50 AM

        lol, umadbro?

        Buy the game retail, or from somewhere other than Origin, just like you bought any other game before Steam. Save your installer / disk, and be done with it.

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        September 16, 2011 1:38 PM

        Your rights do not include the ability to buy every game on Steam. That's a goddamn inane statement.

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