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Battlefield 3 Fault Line producer commentary trailer released

A week ago the big 12 minute Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer was released. We were promised a version of the trailer with producer's commentary if the first person shooter got 1 million "Likes" on its Facebook page. However it looks like the trailer was released ahead of time for some reason.

The game's executive producer Patrick Bach takes us through the trailer again giving up some secrets and info about the trailer's contents, the features of the game's new Frostbite 2 graphics engine and more. We will certainly learn a lot more about Battlefield 3 in the months ahead of the game's release this fall.

Battlefield 3 pre-orders get exclusive Battlefield Play4Free items

It's a long time until Battlefield 3 is released later this fall but Electronic Arts is already putting a lot of marketing and promotion into getting people to pre-order the game (there's even been TV commercials released). Now EA is giving players of its recently launched free-to-play shooter Battlefield Play4Free another incentive to buy Battlefield 3.

According to EA's Gun Club web site, folks who pre-order Battlefield 3 via EA's online store will be able to access two exclusive items when they play Battlefield Play4Free with the same EA account. One is a special beret for your avatar to wear and the other is the Battlefield 3 Edition 870 combat shotgun. We suspect this will be just the start of pre-order activities for Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 12 minute Fault Line trailer is, well, awesome

Battlefield 3 is due out this fall and if the full 12 minute trailer for Digital Illusions' upcoming military first person shooter is any indication, the Call of Duty fan base might be considering a switch. The trailer (which has some language that is NSFW) takes us though just one mission in Iraq where your player character and his team encounter firefights, snipers, bombs and at the end a natural event.

The trailer's end also shows off some more snippets including tank battles, base jumping and fighter combat. It's going to be a long summer for fans before Battlefield 3 is released.

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Digital Illusions: Consoles are holding PC games back

One of the big games of 2011 will be Battlefield 3 and the first person shooter's developer Digital Illusions has made no bones about stating that the PC port of the game will be the lead platform with the console versions being developed around the PC port. In a new interview over at Nvidia's web site, the game's executive producer Patrick Bach believes that consoles are in fact holding the development of PC games back.

He states, "Most games are actually still based on the same core idea that the consoles are your focus, the superior platform or something. I don't know why. That was the truth 5 years ago, but the world has moved on." He says that PCs are much more powerful, hardware wise, than consoles, and few PC games truly take advantage of all that hardware.

He says, "So for our target of what we want to hit, we are now using the more powerful platform to try and prove what we see gaming being in the future rather than using the lowest common denominator, instead of developing it for the consoles and then just adding higher resolution textures and anti-aliasing for the PC version. We're do it the other way around, we start with the highest-end technology that we can come up with and then scale it back to the consoles."

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - March 30

The month of March is almost over. Time to break out the baseball bats, the flower pots and the small lull in PC gaming releases until mid April.

Battlefield 3 trailer shows off more war footage

Battlefield 3's creators at Digital Illusions continue to tease us with glimpses of gameplay from the upcoming first person shooter. Today sees the release of the third episode of the Fault Line trailer which shows off more of one of the game's missions.

The first half of the trailer shows some stealth action as a soldier tries to cut a wire that leads to an IED. The second half of the trailer is all shooting and action as we see lots of activity in the Middle Eastern war zone. The end of the trailer announces that the full gameplay footage from this Battlefield 3 demo, all 12 minutes of it, will be released on April 17.

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Battlefield 3 offers up second part of in-game trailer

A couple of weeks ago we got the first part of a series of in-game trailers showing off the first footage from Battlefield 3. Today we got the second part of the sequence to the upcoming first person shooter, showing off even more graphical goodness from the Frostbite 2 engine developed by Digital Illusions.

The second part sees our four man US Marines fire time on top of a roof in the war torn Middle Eastern city. They have to deal with a particularly nasty sniper who is bent on killing all of them. The Marines see fit to try something akin to killing an ant with a sledgehammer. The third part of this gameplay footage from Battlefield 3 is scheduled for release on March 30. The game itself is due out this fall.

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Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - March 11

PAX East 2011 is finished its first day. Look for reports from our editor Steven Wong in the near future:

Battlefield 3 trailer fights in the city

This Battlefield 3 trailer is exciting for fans of the excellent military shooter series namely because it contains a fair amount of in-game footage. Granted, it's not multiplayer footage, and multiplayer is Battlefield's strong point, but it doesn't look bad either! It showcases the advance of a squad as they go to assist fellow soldiers at a potential chemical weapons facility, and the amount of detail put into the game at this early stage is quite impressive. Unfortunately, nothing of the new Frostbite 2 features are shown in this trailer, but we can always hope that DICE will show off more of their new engine in a future one.

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Battlefield 3 reveals first glimpses of in-game footage

Battlefield 3 is slowly showing itself to the public. This morning the upcoming military shooter's official web site showed off a brief trailer that shows snips and quick shots of in-game footage from Digital Illusions' latest game. The footage shows a US Marine squad dealing with the enemy in Iraqi Kurdistan. We now have a local downloadable version of the trailer available to check out.

Publisher Electronic Arts has also confirmed the contents of the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition. As we reported earlier this month, people who pre-order the Limited Edition will get Frostbite Engine 2 versions of four maps from the previous game in the series Battlefield 2, along with other vehicles and weapons from that game.

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