Tried my luck at some demolitions in the Battlefield 3 Beta recently! I managed to a few satisfying kills but ended up testing the destruction in various spots around Operation Metro instead. I was a little disappointed at the overall lack of destruction but was impressed at the spots Dice chose to be destructible. Some times it can totally change the dynamic of the battle giving players more room to setup defenses or allowing attackers new routes towards their objectives. Subscribe to my youtube channel if want! Thanks.
Early this morning Dice posted some changes they are planning on making to the final Battlefield 3 game based on the beta issues. Here is the list:
A SELECTION OF CHANGES FROM OPEN BETA TO FINAL, PART 1
(Not a complete list – for up to date news, visit the News section in Battlelog)
* Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
* Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
* Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
* Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
* Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
* A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
* Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
* Tweaked the Rank progression.
* Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
* Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
* Framerate stability fixes.
* The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
* Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
* Non working options in squad menu fixed: “Private” flag and “Switch Teams”.
Click here for a link to their blog for more details. I am disappointed I don’t see “Fixed being stuck in ground and having to commit suicide” anywhere!
My Brother (Venesectrixzero) and I teamed up last night to destroy some faces in the BF3 Beta. Map is Operation Metro! This video has only a few clips from hours of footage I took,
the part when we attack site B underground and hold it was one of the highlights of the night.
NOTE: I don’t have my mic on “listen”, I am actually using headphones the reason you hear me talk in the background is because my brother’s speakers are so damn loud it is
coming through his mic and back through my speakers which fraps is recording through all win7 sounds.
Decided to make a gameplay commentary for the Battlefield 3 Beta. I have never recorded any time of commentary before but I like to watch other peoples commentaries and figured with Battlefield 3 and Diablo 3 on the way it may be fun to give it a shot. I may do one more in the beta and hopefully a lot more once the full game is released! If you give it a listen let me know what you think. Click the youtube button the top of this blog to visit my channel for more videos.
Here is part 2 of the Caspian Border Beta gameplay!
I managed to get into some EA Test servers this morning and record about 15 minutes of Caspian Border gameplay. It was a hell of a lot more fun than Operation Metro and a lot more of what I was expecting out of Battlefield 3! I can’t wait to get this game. Keep a look out for Part 2 soon, which has a bit more action then this video.
EDIT: I also wanted to note the part when I was the tank gunner and the tank is glitching out everywhere is due to the fact that the server was having major issues, not the game itself. I joined a different server shortly after that and that laggy/sluggish crap was non-existent!
I finally got to try out the new Battlefield game last night! The game is currently in early Beta mode and will go into normal beta tomorrow. At this time the only map we can play is Operation Metro but it’s split into a few fairly large portions which can make for some interesting fire fights. I am disappointed there are no vehicles in the beta however, seems a little stupid, but at least we get to play it I guess. The video is about 8 and half minutes long and consists of me mainly getting my ass handed to me, haha. Check the video out anyway if you want to see some more BF3 action.
Well Blizzard decided to announce today Diablo 3 will be delayed until early 2012. As stated on their website “While this news might not be a complete surprise, I know that many of you were hopeful that Diablo III would ship this year. We were too. However, this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game”
I can say I am not too surprised. At least we will get more beta time it sounds like and more opportunities to get an invite. Head over to the D3 Site to get the full read.
Today Blizzard decided to start off the closed beta of Diablo 3! Rumor has it invites have only gone out to press and media so far. Reports are showing around only about 60 people actively playing the beta. In a forum post from a blizzard employee they stated they will continue to send out invites as needed and once the servers are stable and can handle more traffic. This is good news for us who have not received an invite yet, we may still be in the running! I sure hope to receive an invite soon! Check out the forum post here for more information directly from Blizzard.