Gulf of Oman was one of the best maps from Battlefield 2, hell the majority of the maps in that game were awesome and still blow away anything from Battlefield 3. So it is nice to see that the map that started it all with the Battlefield 2 demo is coming back in the Strike at Karkand DLC for the newest title in the series. Those classic vehicles are going to be wonderful to play with. Now for some maps from Battlefield 1942 to appear….
If you fancy some Battlefield 3 game time tonight, I am going to be online all night from 20:00GMT on the 256 Clan server. Just enter that name in the server search, or follow this link which should take you to the server directly. The server is 64-player with a heap of Conquest maps on rotation. My in-game name is ChrisWales if anyone wants to add me. Hooha!
This is a story of how I joined the -=256=- clan and formed some life long friendships. It is a personal note that I want to share with the world.
Back in the summer of 2005 I was merrily playing Counter-Strike: Source, I frequented a group of servers frequently and formed a loose connection with the other regulars. There was a forum we chatted on, but there wasn’t a tight knit bond between us. It was a casual fling.
That summer saw the release of Battlefield 2, a game which sits comfortably in my personal top five. I had read good things about it in magazines like PC Gamer and I had quite enjoyed the demo of the Gulf of Oman map. The game was released and I started to play it in between my Counter-Strike sessions, I was oblivious to how my gaming habits were about to change. …
“Fuck you Cole!” The moment I said those words was the moment I realised that I was actually involved in the campaign mode of Battlefield 3. I hadn’t been expecting to enjoy the singleplayer story mode at all, in fact the opening levels had nearly managed to stop me from completing it. I had bought Battlefield 3 because of the multiplayer, which is excellent, but the singleplayer ended up surprising me by getting me involved. That isn’t to say singleplayer is all that good.
Live Action trailers are certainly a strange thing to see for a game, and if I am frank I don’t quite understand why they are done. For one, the above Skyrim trailer looks more like a trailer for Game of Thrones than a game, then is promptly ruined by the giganto-fake dragon at the end. Below the jump is the Battlefield 3 trailer. …
My lord, just take a look at this trailer for Battlefield 3, it is quite immense. Guns, planes, tanks and a sneak peak at Strike at Karkand at the end.
EA have brought together some stats from the recent open beta for Battlefield 3 at put them into a lovely little image which you can see above. Over 8 million people took part in the beta, quite impressive if I say so myself. Click on the image to see it full size.
If you are in the open beta for Battlefield 3, you are going to be using the Battlelog system, for those of you who haven’t used it yet, it is in effect, a social hub for the game. I’m going to be talking about how it is used on the PC as I haven’t played around with it from a console players perspective. …