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Where is that Battlefield 3 review?

6:15 PM on 10.24.2011 // Jim Sterling
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[Update: A number of reviewers from other outlets informed me that there wasn't a review event and the info we had was wrong. So, it seems more likely Electronic Arts just had a favored list of reviewers and sent them code before the weekend. A number of reviewers took personal offense to this post, so sorry to them for that. Nothing malicious was intended -- especially since review events are getting so common, it can barely be considered an insult.]

Battlefield 3 reviews have started going live on a number of sites, and you might be wondering where ours is. In fact, I know some of you are because you've already pestered me about it. Don't worry! The review's on its way, folks. 

Basically, the reviews you saw go live this morning were based on a three-day review event that writers were invited to. Destructoid recently adopted a policy of not attending such events for a number of reasons beneficial to editorial (it was an informal rule for almost two years before we decided to officiate it). For the record, we weren't invited to this one, but since we've refused to write reviews based on events for Call of Duty, RAGE and many others in the past, it wouldn't have mattered. 

Review copies for the console versions arrived today and I am downloading the PC version as I type. The PC version unlocks at midnight tonight. I am hoping to get it all played by tomorrow afternoon, though it may go through to Wednesday if I don't feel I've played enough. Depends on how much there is to do. 

So that's where we are with the review, and why we're not being lazy when you see other reviews go up in the meantime (reviews that were written anywhere up to several weeks ago!)



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