Bobby Kotick Wanted To Play Battlefield 3 At E3.

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    A senior informant has told CVG of how they witnessed Kotick's PA discuss Bobby's chances of a hands-on trial of the military FPS with EA reps on the door of the publisher's non-public presentation.

    Our deepthroat tells us that the female assistant hopped to the front of the EA queue on Wednesday morning (08/06/11). The DICE-developed military title is only being shown behind closed doors in Los Angeles - and not on console.

    Her request was reportedly stewed over for a minute in private, until an EA rep re-emerged on the public show floor. He then explained that senior management had been consulted about the Activision chief's request, but that "it would not be possible".

    Kotick's company is showing off BF3 competitor Modern Warfare 3 at E3 - a presentation which is also invite-only.

    We're told by our witness that Kotick's PA put up a small conversational fight before walking away. She did not look in a good mood. Our observer asked an EA rep on the door for clarification of what he thought he'd seen immediately afterwards, and the events were corroborated.

    Seriously, though. Beyond amazing.

    EA's Battlefield 3 will be released on 360, PS3 and PC on October 25 in the US and three days later in Europe.

    Activision's Modern Warfare 3 will hit the same formats on November 8 worldwide.[/p]

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    Pretty funny, they should have let him in anyway and had a little poke at MW3 as he was playing it just to rub it in.
     
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    Haha.

    BF3 will kick MW3s buttocks.
     
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    It's not unusual for people to scope out the competition.

    Miyamoto has been spotted playing a PSP Go at E3 two years ago and infamously watching the Kinect demoed at E3 last year, for instance.
     
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    How can you say that when neither have been released?
     
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    I haven't seen much for MW3 and I'm not a big fan of this whole "HYPER REALISM" war FPS genre, but Battlefield 3 blew me away. The graphics on that thing are way too fucking pretty. Plus the scale of environment destruction and use of vehicles looks fun. I may consider buying it although I'd need to either get a PS3 or re-up my Xbox Live subscription to play multiplayer.
     
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    I really, REALLY cannot wait for Battlefield 3. I never hyped for an FPS, but goddamn.
     
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    Its a big step up, MW3 is more of the same but with bigger explosions and gamers seem to be getting bored with it.

    The casual 360/PS3 gamer that usually plays Fifa will surely make it sell as well as MW2 but I reckon BF3 will outsell it .
     
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    Yes, I agree.
    People seem not to get too hyped about MW3 as you would expect.
    Why not just release new map packs for previous games instead of making a new one, when there isnt going to be much changes..
     
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    also it has dinosaurs or so I've heard.
     
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    Because map packs don't make as much money as a new game with additional map packs.
     
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    I doubt I'll enjoy BF3 as long as I will enjoy MW3. I haven't played a BF title longer than 20 hours, while CoD MW2 alone has 180 hours at the moment.
     
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    Didn't he enjoy playing the competitions products? He's still a gamer afterall
     
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    Well, it's also nice to see what he's up against.\

    Odds are Kotick would just like to steal some ideas. He's Bobby Kotick and he has no shame. All he wants is more money. I mean, that's what most companies want, but he's willing to cut more corners and milk more franchises than any of them.
     
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    The Battlefield series has always been striving for more of a "true battlefield experience", but not so much so that it's like a war simulator such as ArmA or America's Army.
    They seem to be good at finding the balance between "realism" and "just plain awesome (and/or fun)".

    I can just picture Kotick being refused right in his face. What a sight that would be.
     
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    Well, it will. And this Kotick guy knows it too.
     
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    he wanted to play it so he could steal it's secrets to make his crappy games better [​IMG]
     
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    He's scoping the competition because he realizes just how crappy Modern Warfare 3 will be, so he's thinking of stealing some ideas they can throw in last minute to the game, and then patch all the bugs around five months after release.
     
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    I saw the red haired devil at the show
     

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