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ShinUltramanJ
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(10-26-2011, 01:31 AM)
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http://www.gamepur.com/news/5925-dic...d-edition.html

DICE has finally commented on whether the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 will include the free copy of Battlefield 1943 as promised earlier by Sony and EA. On all this, DICE said that Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will come out only with Back to Karkand DLC, apart from that nothing else.


For those that need a reminder watch the video at 7:48
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/...eld-3-for-ps3/

And then there's articles on it after E3...
http://www.gamesradar.com/e3-2011-ba...tlefield-1943/
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/06/06/ne...e-exclusive-c/


Am I the only one who thinks this is bullshit? I was really looking forward to having 1943, and it was a driving factor in my purchase of the PS3 version. How do you announce something, and then quietly decide not to go through with it?!!

I'm thinking of contacting EA on this matter.

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Last edited by Nirolak; 10-26-2011 at 01:37 AM.
alr1ght
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(10-26-2011, 01:34 AM)
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erpg
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(10-26-2011, 01:34 AM)
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Well, if they want to continue the bad press surrounding the release, they certainly know how to do it.
Nirolak
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(10-26-2011, 01:34 AM)
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They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

Edit:

In case people are confused, I'm not endorsing decision.
Last edited by Nirolak; 10-26-2011 at 01:43 AM.
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(10-26-2011, 01:35 AM)
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pfft, uncharted it is then..
Square Triangle
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(10-26-2011, 01:36 AM)
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Well, hah, I'm not buying BF3 now EA.
Plaguefox
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(10-26-2011, 01:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

So instead of packing in the free game, giving customers two games for the price of one, customers get to buy DLC one week early? Or are given DLC one week early?

Can you elaborate? I'm trying to figure out how many times I should smh.
toleoring
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 AM)
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anything to do with Microsoft's everything-on-disk-should-be-same-across-platforms policy?
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

That's a derp move.
Juan29.zapata
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Well hah. Supposed this would happen after there was no mention of it in the cover.

Good job, EA. Excellent job earning the trust of your clients.
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plaguefox

So instead of packing in the free game, giving customers two games for the price of one, customers get to buy DLC one week early? Or are given DLC one week early?

Can you elaborate? I'm trying to figure out how many times I should smh.

I've added their only statement on the matter into the OP.

Perhaps a few smh's. :lol
Lonely1
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

Free DLC? Who I'm kidding

What should it be the reason?
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(10-26-2011, 01:39 AM)
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At least PS3 owners won't have to suffer through rounds of BF1943 now. I'm sure 3 is superior in every way. even on consoles.

That said, it's still sort of bullshit to promise one thing and deliver another.
Plaguefox
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(10-26-2011, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I've added their only statement on the matter into the OP.

Perhaps a few smh's. :lol

Wow. Okay then! So is a one week window of early access to content they're still making you pay for really worth as much as a free game? I don't know much about 1943; is this as bullshit as it seems?

I'm shaking my head a reasonable amount. I don't want to hurt my neck.
blurredvision
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(10-26-2011, 01:40 AM)

Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

I'm thinking of contacting EA on this matter.

You do that, keep us updated. Please.
WoodenLung
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(10-26-2011, 01:40 AM)
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So people get to pay for overpriced DLC a week before everyone else? I am sure they are thrilled to get that instead of what they were promised. Personally I don't really care about this but that's a dick move.
Wario64
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(10-26-2011, 01:40 AM)
So basically PS3 owners can give money first to EA for future DLC?
infinityBCRT
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(10-26-2011, 01:41 AM)

Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

Yes, instead of us giving you a free game that we promised you, now you get to give us more money earlier than you thought you had to give it!
Momo
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(10-26-2011, 01:41 AM)
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EA:

-hype cake
-take cake away
-give lemon instead
ShinUltramanJ
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(10-26-2011, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

On Twitter? How nice. I don't have a Twitter account, so how was I supposed to know?

I was literally looking through my included papers, and navigating through the menus looking for the option to install BF 1943.

This just isn't sitting well with me, I want the code for the game that I was promised at this year's E3.
NervousXtian
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(10-26-2011, 01:41 AM)
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Not that it's a big deal to me, since I have 1943 already.. still kind of a bitch move on EA's part.

I can't see why they didn't just do it, it's a 2yr old game, they've made their money back on it already.
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(10-26-2011, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

So basically PS3 owners can give money first to EA for future DLC?

You should be grateful.
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(10-26-2011, 01:42 AM)
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DLC a week early, what a replacement! Every time you think EA takes two steps forward as a publisher, they take 5 back.
NullPointer
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(10-26-2011, 01:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

I'm not understanding how anybody could think of a week of platform exclusive DLC as a "bonus", much less anywhere near the value of a full game.
mr_chun
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(10-26-2011, 01:43 AM)
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That's... really lame and disappointing.
Prophet Steve
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(10-26-2011, 01:43 AM)
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Didn't even know that was announced.

But this reminds me of the hope I have for a PC version!
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(10-26-2011, 01:43 AM)
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What the fuck!? So EA screws up, and then decides to screw up PC/360 players even further?
canadian crowe
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(10-26-2011, 01:44 AM)
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Watch EA decide to give us free copies of 1943, and then discontinue to servers a week later.
Stoffinator
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(10-26-2011, 01:44 AM)
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I don't know why, but I laughed pretty hard when they announced the DLC as an exclusive for a week.
Thoraxes
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(10-26-2011, 01:45 AM)
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Wow, I feel bad for people who wanted that.
Terrible move.
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(10-26-2011, 01:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

So basically PS3 owners can give money first to EA for future DLC?

Given this is Grace Chen, US customers might be giving EA money the same time as everyone else.
ShinUltramanJ
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(10-26-2011, 01:46 AM)
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What was the date on that Tweet? Was it literally 8hrs ago?

I want my Battlefield 1943 EA.
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(10-26-2011, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by NullPointer

I'm not understanding how anybody could think of a week of platform exclusive DLC as a "bonus", much less anywhere near the value of a full game.

Timed, platform exclusive DLC is one of the silliest practices to come out of this generation. "One week early" essential means "one week late" for everyone else. Who the hell benefits from that? It's a pretty lousy substitute for a free copy of BF1943.
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(10-26-2011, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

What was the date on that Tweet? Was it literally 8hrs ago?

I want my Battlefield 1943 EA.

Yes, I just took the picture now.
Thatoneguy64
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(10-26-2011, 01:46 AM)
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http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/b...g-on-ps3-first

I like the part where they were already going to be a week early on PS3 anyway. No, this isn't "in lieu of 1943" this is quick, hipfire PR to cover their asses about 1943.
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(10-26-2011, 01:47 AM)
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Man, this just makes me curious just what the hell has gone down in the development of Battlefield 3. There is a story in there, I'm sure.

Originally Posted by Snuggler

Timed, platform exclusive DLC is one of the silliest practices to come out of this generation. "One week early" essential means "one week late" for everyone else. Who the hell benefits from that? It's a pretty lousy substitute for a free copy of BF1943.

Yeah, I can only imagine some marketing intern thinking its a great idea, while all of their customers just roll their eyes.
epmode
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(10-26-2011, 01:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They mentioned on Twitter that the 1 week PS3 DLC exclusivity was given in lieu of this.

Occupy This Generation.
Loudninja
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(10-26-2011, 01:48 AM)
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Hahah how in the hell does that make anything up?

EA:To make it up we going to allow PS3 users the first opportunity to give us more money.
Spike
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(10-26-2011, 01:48 AM)
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The devs have to keep food on their table. How can they do this by giving away a free game?

At least they are giving you a whole week of early access to their map pack expansions. Make sure you buy them as soon as they are available so that they can guarantee funding on their next project.
Shahadan
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(10-26-2011, 01:48 AM)
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And this, gentlemen, are things that get a pass nowadays.
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(10-26-2011, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spike

The devs have to keep food on their table. How can they do this by giving away a free game?

At least they are giving you a whole week of early access to their map pack expansions. Make sure you buy them as soon as they are available so that they can guarantee funding on their next project.

*paging RoninChaos*


And this, gentlemen, are things that get an online pass nowadays.

ShinUltramanJ
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(10-26-2011, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Yes, I just took the picture now.

So they decide to tell us AFTER the game is already on shelves?!

Wow. That's pretty rotten.
GQman2121
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(10-26-2011, 01:52 AM)
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I had no idea the PS3 version was coming with 1943. Interesting week for publishers and their decisions regarding their customers.
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(10-26-2011, 01:53 AM)
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I was never going to buy it on PS3, but this is a dick move.
Painraze
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(10-26-2011, 01:54 AM)
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yet another instance of publishers treating their customers like shit. unbelievable.
Htown
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(10-26-2011, 01:54 AM)
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Clearly they thought you would forget.
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(10-26-2011, 01:55 AM)
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I don't understand why. 43 can't be selling well on PS3. Just dump it on the disc?
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(10-26-2011, 01:57 AM)
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(10-26-2011, 01:57 AM)
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People who bought the PS3 version because they expected DICE to follow through on their promise should be given the opportunity to return their games, even if opened, for a full refund.
Massa
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(10-26-2011, 01:57 AM)
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So instead of getting a free game you get to see PC and Xbox 360 users wait an extra week for DLC.

As if the crap beta wasn't enough EA just keeps giving me reasons not to buy BF3.

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