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Battlefield 3 PC Gameplay video
Crakaveli
USA
5229 posts
Haven't seen this posted yet (its not the teaser).

Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Black and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town in this first installment of the Battlefield 3 Fault Line video series.


Shows 2 & 1/2 minutes of gameplay on the PC. Looks amazing.


AusGamers HD option

Official BF3 site
08:42pm 02/03/11 Permalink
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rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1183 posts
can't find that long of a video
08:56pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
5066 posts
Me neither.

Saw some 45 second gamplay footage which was only a few seconds longer than the teaser.

Looks the s***.
09:02pm 02/03/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7182 posts
THAT WAS AWESOME

and deserves to be written in all upper case

i need a better pc :-(
09:11pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
11193 posts
EDIT: Local ver up now. yay. http://www.ausgamers.com/videos/view.php/57298

Also, Screenshots!




Would have had it up locally by now, but still waiting for poor old servers to come back up :(
09:21pm 02/03/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12201 posts
THAT WAS AWESOME
09:23pm 02/03/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3475 posts
S*** yeah. When can we have this?
09:40pm 02/03/11 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9282 posts
f*** that's epic

will upgrade for this one for sure
09:41pm 02/03/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
33106 posts
Just came back from a BF3 thing @ GDC with Steve. I am completely drunk, but suffice to say I haven't seem a game this good lookin' for a while. It makes Call of Duty look like a child's toy.
09:43pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Martz
Brisbane, Queensland
3064 posts
I saw blood, better RC this s***!

f*** me dead this game looks epic, diaf infinity ward.
09:46pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
11195 posts
I can't imagine this looking anywhere near that good on consoles, but if it does, holy f*****g goddam. My money is on this finally starting the divide between current gen consoles and PCs though.
09:51pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
301 posts
Looks as bloomy as BC2 was which isn't a good thing in my mind.
09:53pm 02/03/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12203 posts
I can't imagine this looking anywhere near that good on consoles, but if it does, holy f*****g goddam. My money is on this finally starting the divide between current gen consoles and PCs though.



yep i think consoles will miss out on some nice graphics settings/details.
10:01pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
437 posts
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10:07pm 02/03/11 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
9329 posts
Holy f***en c*** f*****s. Haven't barred up over a video game trailer like that in a while.
10:07pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5231 posts
Yeah the link i provided is a bit odd, sometimes takes you to the earlier teaser that was released but the second click took me to the right video.
10:07pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
688 posts
new pc time
10:07pm 02/03/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
33107 posts
Its not even funny how much awesome it looks. I cannot imagine it looking that good on console, but if I'm wrong I'll happily stand corrected - but if I'm right, it's merely testament to how awesome and scalable PC is visually. I say that having seen almost every goddamn PC game that has been released in the last few years - this is a Big Step Up.
10:12pm 02/03/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
33108 posts
Just watched the trailer they released - we saw a little bit more, but /no/ MP. And they're not talking about MP at all yet - only SP.

Take from that what you will. ie, a big part of BF3 is the fact that it's going to be a game for consoles as well as PC, I guess. Sort of sad for a brand that was launched as a PC multiplayer game only, but I guess that's where we're at!
10:17pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5233 posts
I think the best part is that it's being developed as a PC game first, and this shows with them demoing it on a PC. Every gameplay video you see these days is always done with a console.

Trog, what sort of hardware were they using to run this beast? :P
10:19pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1843 posts
I want a scene where you burst in on a group and hold them up, no shooting.
Then you have to go among them and pull out targets, watching for people who move for weapons suddenly, and pistol whip them.

random each time who tries s***
10:27pm 02/03/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
33109 posts
Trog, what sort of hardware were they using to run this beast? :P
unknown. I assume high spec.

Btw, don't get me wrong, not saying it was flawless; there were a few things I saw already that pissed me off and I feel shouldn't have been in a demo like that, if only not to annoy the Anal McLoonies like me. But overall - lots of potential, engine-wise, and lots of potential gameplay wise.
10:30pm 02/03/11 Permalink
HyperJ
Brisbane, Queensland
311 posts
think i need to start saving for a new system now...
10:33pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3165 posts
f*** that looked boss
10:39pm 02/03/11 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
321 posts
The voice acting towards the end was f*****g brilliant.
10:45pm 02/03/11 Permalink
kr0wb4r
Brisbane, Queensland
798 posts
fark, definitely saving for a new pc for that.

and I don't even play games these days... f*****g KEEN.
10:46pm 02/03/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
179 posts
Looks beast. About time pc graphics start pulling ahead of console.
10:51pm 02/03/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1185 posts
F*** that's brilliant


Engine is good enough for Half Life 3
10:53pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
1189 posts
So pretty! & I jizzed in my pants at the WASD thing that came up. Hoping this redeems the battlefield name.
11:02pm 02/03/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1187 posts
so it says you can pre-order.

When's it out?

Is it coming to steam?
11:11pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
1190 posts
so it says you can pre-order.

When's it out?

Is it coming to steam?


I predict november.
11:16pm 02/03/11 Permalink
qmass
Queensland
9962 posts
How have they managed to COMPLETELY remove jaggies from real time rendering?
11:19pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
6331 posts
Anti aliasing? Completely removing aliasing has been available for ages.
11:45pm 02/03/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
302 posts
lol midda
12:27am 03/03/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
16873 posts
holy s***!
12:36am 03/03/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
717 posts
God damn that was f*****g unreal, I'd go as far to say it's almost photo realistic, almost.
I wonder if that last bit at the end where he runs to the van was scripted? It didn't seem to be, which is f*****g cool.
01:39am 03/03/11 Permalink
qmass
Queensland
9963 posts
Anti aliasing? Completely removing aliasing has been available for ages.
Except that traditional AA doesn't completely remove jaggies like these BF3 screenshots show, unless its pumped way beyond what is possible with reaosnable performance. It looks much closer to the super smooth AA you see in pre-rendered clips like the meet the class TF2 videos.

Looking into it a bit, frostbite 2.0 uses deferred shading which apparently prohibits using traditional AA. Instead its using something called Subpixel Reconstruction Anti-Aliasing.

Some info screenshot comparisons and a white paper here - http://anteru.net/projects/research/subpixel-reconstruction-antialiasing/

Pretty substantial difference... so thanks for another useless post midda.
01:40am 03/03/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5234 posts
God damn that was f*****g unreal, I'd go as far to say it's almost photo realistic, almost.
I wonder if that last bit at the end where he runs to the van was scripted? It didn't seem to be, which is f*****g cool.
Not really sure, i'm guessing no because they have already said that explosions can lift you off your feet.
02:02am 03/03/11 Permalink
reLapse
Sydney, New South Wales
95 posts
My heart just skipped a beat.
05:54am 03/03/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
79 posts
Was watching the mouse movement and it definatley doesn't look like it's being played on a console which is a big hi 5 for me. So many trailers you see now days you can tell they are consoled up because of the way they move. Like Brink for eg... i watched some vids for that the other day and you could see the gumby thumbstick movement and poofta aim assist... LAME...

Bring on BF3. Looks RAD. Pre ordered already....
07:47am 03/03/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10951 posts
Yer, that did look pretty good. Raised the bar for Military style games I reckon.
07:47am 03/03/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13882 posts
think i'll be passing on mw3 for this
07:57am 03/03/11 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1949 posts
Does nobody else find it kind of unsettling that there's real people doing this right now and probably having the most s*** time of their lives for it, and they're trying to make super-realistic games that recapture that experience so that we play for the lols? Just me?...
07:59am 03/03/11 Permalink
myWhiteWolf
Brisbane, Queensland
3238 posts
meh.

no epic multiplayer = not BattleField. Looks cool though.
08:19am 03/03/11 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18249 posts
Looks f*****g nice.

Hopefully I'll be picking up parts for my new pc today. Gonna be very kick-ass!
08:21am 03/03/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13884 posts
there is no way there won't be multiplayer
09:29am 03/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
896 posts
Haha, they've already said they're having multiplayer, unless your living under a rock, it's been in gaming news for a month or so now.

I loved the battle scene at the end, especially the voice acting, and life like commands. "I'm up, I'm up, I'm f***ed up but I'm up". Just adds to the awesome.
09:35am 03/03/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
718 posts
I think Whitewolf was more referring to the fact that if MP isn't done well it will not matter how awesome it looks..
10:31am 03/03/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1671 posts
a 5870 or 5970 would handle dx11 easy.
10:47am 03/03/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
719 posts
It handles current DX11 easily. afaik most games with DX11 atm don't actually utilise all the features of it, so it's a big call saying that Rdizz.
11:03am 03/03/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
16876 posts
yeah it does need 64 slot multiplayer. that would make it epic.
11:14am 03/03/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1673 posts
my 5970 never had a drama with BF:BC2 or Stalker:COP or dirt 2. That video doesn't look all that much better than BC2 on max
11:24am 03/03/11 Permalink
Martz
Brisbane, Queensland
3066 posts
64 players in MP, might need a beast of a PC to run it smoothly if you want everything on max, like I usually do.
11:26am 03/03/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10952 posts
32 vs 32 players, with jets. What more do you want??

It'll be sweet.
11:37am 03/03/11 Permalink
stilli
Townsville, Queensland
1 posts
Frostbite 2 looke sexy
12:13pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
899 posts
I've got 2x 5770's crossfired, and it plays all DX11 games with 90 FPS +, however I turn down shadows cause they're pointless.
12:19pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
900 posts
Also, I hope to god that they have knife as a actual weapon. I wanna stab the s*** out of people while bee lining.
12:22pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
6702 posts
o0o0o looks very nice :)
12:37pm 03/03/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
2937 posts
I like how in the face of this amazing new engine, the cod games still want to keep to their s***** 6 year old engine.

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has said that building a new engine for the Call of Duty franchise "would be counter productive".


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/291588/news/modern-warfare-3-new-engine-would-be-counter-productive-infinity-ward/
01:59pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
11200 posts
I like how in the face of this amazing new engine, the cod games still want to keep to their s***** 6 year old engine.
I don't get how you reached that conclusion from what he said at all. He just rejected the notion of building a new engine from the ground up.

Do you think Frostbite is built from the ground up each game? Unreal Engine 3? Source?

Hell, by your definition Source Engine is a 15 year old engine, since it was built on tech from the original Quake from 1996.

Of course the CoD games are going to continue evolving on their existing tech, it would be a huge money pit to start from scratch and totally unnecessary.
02:25pm 03/03/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
2938 posts
source != goldsrc

My point is that unlike frostbite or source they're not updating the cod engine at all, it has been the same for ages, and it's really falling behind now.
02:28pm 03/03/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
3989 posts
console are falling behind that is all
02:57pm 03/03/11 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
313 posts
Looks as bloomy as BC2 was which isn't a good thing in my mind.


^ this. it bugged the s*** outta me in BF:BC2... I mean sure it looks great while you're looking around the game... but when the weather effects aren't a part of the games net code (ie weather effects generated locally... so the blizzard that hits... and means I can't see through, only affects me... the other guy sees me clear as day...)


That being said... BF:BC2 is a decidedly pretty game... it's quite understated, but a bloody good engine (net code not-so-much, but y'know, it's an EA/DICE game... they only really optimise the net code properly just before they discontinue support for it)
03:04pm 03/03/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
33112 posts
Do you think Frostbite is built from the ground up each game? Unreal Engine 3? Source?
Pretty sure (but not 100%) that Frostbite 2.0 was rebuilt from the ground up. Several of the id engines were rebuilt from the ground up, because each time it was such a big learning experience that when they went on to the next game, they decided that it would actually be easier to start from scratch so they could build in support for new technologies. I don't know if its hugely uncommon or not though.

I simply think there's no point for the CoD guys to bother changing the engine because they've proven that no matter what they do to the game, they'll still sell a bajillion copies. It'll run on brand power alone for a while yet, I reckon. BF3 will still be a different game to the next CoD; I'm sure they'll still be significantly different in MP and cater to different tastes!
03:52pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15919 posts
It handles current DX11 easily. afaik most games with DX11 atm don't actually utilise all the features of it, so it's a big call saying that Rdizz.


If you want to see something using all the features of DX11, grab the Heaven benchmark, or 3d mark 2011. My 5970 handles both of those pretty awesomely even when they're cranked right up, so I'm imagining it wouldn't have trouble with any DX11 games I throw at it.

Actually, I'd recommend anyone with a DX11 capable card grab those two benchmark programs, even if you're not interested in the benchmarking aspect, it gives you a nice look at what DX11 can do.
03:56pm 03/03/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3477 posts
I dont get all the talk ITT about no multiplayer. WTF ?

This is from the official BF3 site.
Unparalleled Vehicle Warfare — The best online vehicle warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline an impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles. Other returning fan favourite features include 64 players for PC and prone
04:40pm 03/03/11 Permalink
Martz
Brisbane, Queensland
3067 posts
I always thought the recent COD games used the exact same engine cause each release felt exactly the same but with new maps and remote control car..

last edited by Martz at 18:06:48 03/Mar/11
06:05pm 03/03/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1188 posts
just downloaded and watched in hi def. This is worth upgrading for.
08:58pm 03/03/11 Permalink
kirkoswald
Sydney, New South Wales
123 posts
Jesus! imagine what it will be like in 5 years.... we will be playing games that look so real you wont be able to tell the difference between game graphics and real photo quality!!!

Cant wait for the controversy!!!!!! :)
02:32pm 04/03/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5246 posts
I can't wait for virtual reality... the technology must be getting close.
02:34pm 04/03/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7185 posts
Jesus! imagine what it will be like in 5 years.... we will be playing games that look so real you wont be able to tell the difference between game graphics and real photo quality!!!
when you see me with a backpack and gun SPRINTING between buildings, you'll just KNOW it's a game.
02:47pm 04/03/11 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4266 posts
Didn't battlefield 2 have these awesome "in game cinematic quality visuals" in the trailers, then when it came out, it was like "yeah its ok i guess"?
04:26pm 04/03/11 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
190 posts
Looking good

11:35am 05/03/11 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
354 posts
Sex.
12:00pm 05/03/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12214 posts
nice find rusta
12:11pm 05/03/11 Permalink
Eldoran
Western Australia
3 posts
Haha, they've already said they're having multiplayer, unless your living under a rock, it's been in gaming news for a month or so now.

I loved the battle scene at the end, especially the voice acting, and life like commands. "I'm up, I'm up, I'm f***ed up but I'm up". Just adds to the awesome.


Indeed

The smear of blood on your goggles as that guy gets sniped, awesome.

Little details like that really impress me
12:21pm 05/03/11 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
1191 posts
Haha notice that they had a part where the guys all jumped off a cliff... like COD.
01:25pm 05/03/11 Permalink
kirkoswald
Sydney, New South Wales
124 posts
yeah and ?
04:29pm 05/03/11 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
199 posts
new video

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11:19pm 16/03/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12292 posts
fail embed
11:25pm 16/03/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
2967 posts
http://www.ea.com/battlefield3/videos/faultline-episode-2

Note: If you put your country as aus you can't watch it.
11:29pm 16/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1033 posts
Here, a better embed, and HD if you go into youtube.

11:30pm 16/03/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1227 posts
so awesome.

note: it didn't ask me what country I was in, only my age.
11:33pm 16/03/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
11277 posts
Embed looks busted for me, but thanks for the heads up Rusta. I've started a new thread for this one.
11:43pm 16/03/11 Permalink
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