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A new week, a new challenge
This week's challenge is in Battlefield 3 in which I attempt to run over an enemy player whilst piloting an air vehicle. With so many other players ready to blow me out of the sky combined with my lack of piloting skills, this might be just beyond my grasp! If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments! read feature

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DICE on BF3 mistakes

DICE: 'We should be slapped' for Battlefield 3 unlocks


Glove slap, baby glove slap
Oct 03
Remember when Battlefield 3 came out and all everyone was doing was impotently running helicopters into the ground? DICE wasn't happy with the its flying learning curve, according to Battlefield 4 creative director Lars Gust... read
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Free DLC!

EA makes Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC free during E3


Can't beat that
Jun 10
EA's pretty keen on its Battlefield franchise, and wants to make sure you're as geared-up as possible for Battlefield 4. The best way to do this is probably to ensure that players are still playing lots of Battlefield 3.... read
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New releases

New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith


Plus Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and more
Mar 11
Another Monday rolls up, acting like it's the boss of the week, so that can only mean one thing: a week of new releases. I'll be saving my cash this week, not really seeing anything to interest me, but I may grab God of War:... read
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Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 players create 2.3B explosions per day


Michael Bay, eat your heart out
Feb 28
If you've ever played Battlefield 3, rest assured that EA has tracked everything you've done online and turned you into a statistic -- a pretty cool statistic at that. According to a report from VentureBeat, every day EA coll... read
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Obviously Crysis-inspired
The Crysis series is well-known in the PC community as being the benchmark of sorts for games that require a high-end computer to run. It began in 2007 with the release of the first Crysis. It's undeniable that the game ... read feature

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End Game

A closer look at the maps in Battlefield 3: End Game


DICE talks specifics for new maps
Feb 15
Building on what we recently saw of the End Game expansion for Battlefield 3, DICE has another batch of screenshots, this time focusing on the four new maps. "Size-wise, they are comparable to Caspian Border and Operation Fi... read
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End Game

Three whole Battlefield 3: End Game screenshots


Air Superiority, CTF, and more in new DLC
Feb 08
With the latest Battlefield 3 expansion pack dropping next month, DICE has a few screenshots to tide us over in the meantime. End Game, as you'll probably remember, is the one that introduces the Capture the Flag and Air Supe... read
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Battlefield 3: Aftermath trailer will rock your subwoofer


Bwwwwwwwwooomm!
Oct 18
It's 8am, and I'm drinking my morning tea and going through my press releases and work mail like I do every morning when I find a message from EA pointing me to the premiere trailer for the fourth multiplayer expansion pack ... read
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Battlefield 3 Premium Edition out now in North America


Sep 11
With the new Armored Kill downloadable content available today for all Battlefield 3 Premium members, Electronic Arts and DICE are putting out a Battlefield 3 Premium Edition at retail for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It'... read
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Battlefield 3: Armored Kill out for Premium PS3 members


Includes biggest map in Battlefield history
Sep 04
Of the three expansions for Battlefield 3, this impending one, Armored Kill, is finally the one to make me regret not sticking with the core game. Take a look at this launch trailer, which really drives the point home by pri... read
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Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is the third in a series of expansions for EA's military first-person shooter, following Back to Karkand and Close Quarters. Armored Kill has a strong focus on vehicles, introducing five new vehicl... read feature

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E3: EA confirm Battlefield 3 Premium subscription


Jun 04
EA have confirmed the existence of their new Battlefield 3 subscription service, entitled simply Battlefield Premium. Confirming the rumors from last month, Battlefield Premium will cost $49.99 and will get you access to fiv... read
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EA confirms Battlefield Premium, claims you are excited


May 31
Looks like the rather hilarious rumors concerning Battlefield Premium are pretty much true. Although Electronic Arts wouldn't discuss the details, it did confirm that Battlefield Premium was indeed a thing, declaring that the... read
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Rumor: EA looking to a 'premium service' to Battlefield 3


May 14
With Call of Duty Elite proving a successful endeavor for Activision, it's hardly surprising to learn that Electronic Arts may be looking to copy the scheme in its own shooter franchise. The latest rumblings asset that a subs... read
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EA kills free Battlefield 3 servers, pushes paid ones


May 11
Electronic Arts has yanked a large number of official DICE and EA servers for Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes on PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving mostly privately rented servers in its place. For those wondering, EA's been leasing... read
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Donya Fortress is the second new map to be shown off from the Close Quarters downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3 and is a small, vertical focused level designed for confined, frantic gameplay. Like Ziba Tower, you ca... read feature

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Live show: Battlefield 3 with Bloodspray on Mash Tactics


Apr 17
Today is going to be very special for Mash Tactics. King Foom is firing off in Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 with the one and only, Jon Bloodspray. Bloodspray is an OG in the Dtoid forums, a verified "Legendary Dtoider", and a ne... read
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Join Dtoid RIGHT NOW for an Xbox LIVE Community Playdate!


Apr 13
[Update: We're live RIGHT NOW! Come join us!] That's right! Tomorrow at 8 PM Eastern, Destructoid will be hosting its first ever Community Playdate on Xbox LIVE! Four of the most talented soldiers from the Dtoid Community wil... read
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Friday Night Fights: Destructoid vs The World!


Apr 13
Tonight's the night! Starting at 8 PM Eastern, Destructoid will be hosting its first ever Community Playdate on Xbox LIVE! You've been reading about it for decades now, so I won't bore you with all the details yet again. Just... read
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I’ve played about 20 minutes of Battlefield 3. I was with some friends and they handed me the controller during a multiplayer match. We were playing on a TV from the early 90’s that would occasionally, randomly,... read feature

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[Update: Some new info has been added to each expansion pack, plus we've added a new image.] Last night, DICE revealed three new upcoming downloadable content packs coming to Battlefield 3. The first of the new packs is calle... read feature

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Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill, part two


Feb 18
Remember the guy who performed that amazing rocket launcher kill after diving out of his jet? Well he's back with another amazing -- and lucky -- kill after diving out of his jet yet again. I literally screamed out loud "F*CK YOU!" from disbelief and anger at Stungravy's skills. Tops everything I've seen in BF3 [Reddit] read
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Good news for Battlefield 3 players; DICE has released the first in what looks to be a month-long series of updates. So far, update 1.03 has fixed voice chat issues that PS3 players have been dealing with since launch. W... read feature

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EA using First Amendment to keep helicopters in BF3


Jan 09
Electronic Arts has filed a preemptive lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Textron, hoping to invoke First Amendment laws and justify the use of real-life helicopters in Battlefield 3.  Three helicopters appear in the ... read
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The DTOID Show: Kingdom Hearts 3D & Star Wars: TOR


Dec 21
Hey guys! Here's our last regular episode of The Destructoid Show of 2011! We're still gonna have episodes going up next week, but this is the last one that's our usual news-related journalism-program TV format. Today's topi... read
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You may not be aware of it but EA just took a 2.7 GB dump on your hard drive. Within the latest patch for Battlefield 3 lies its first expansion Back to Karkand (B2K, brah!) Far less ambitious than the Vietnam expansions of the series’ past, B2K is an effort at mixing some old maps (all taken from Battlefield 2) with some new tech and ideas. read feature

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Neato! Google's most searched gaming terms in 2011


Dec 15
Google has released its 11th annual Zeitgeist lists of the most popular and fastest rising search terms. They're a lot of fun to look through, and some of the results are pretty surprising. You're going to sh*t when you ... read
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Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill you will ever see


Dec 10
Yeah, going to be really hard to top this. There's an extended version showing more of the battle so you know it's not faked. Also, that's some really damn great piloting skills. Bravo, RendeZook. Video game moment of the year nominee [Reddit] read
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Battlefield 3 patches only available via Origin


Dec 09
Gamers who wanted to patch Battlefield 3 using standalone files are in for a disappointment, with EA confirming that Origin will be the only way to update DICE's shooter.  EA recently served a sizable 3.6GB patch fo... read
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The DTOID Show: EA lawsuits, NFL Blitz, & new releases


Nov 21
Hey gang! It's Monday again, so here's The Destructoid Show. (Seriously, I have completely run out of ways to introduce episodes.) Today, we talk about the week's releases, EA getting sued for being jerks again (serious... read
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Battlefield 3 DLC trailer Strikes at Karkand


Nov 19
A lot of Battlefield fans wet their pants at the news of the "Back to Karkand" DLC pack for BF3 which includes a selection of maps, vehicles and weapons from Battlefield 2. This newest trailer for the pack focuses entir... read






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