PC version of Battlefield 3 leaks onto torrent sites

By Jos · 32 replies
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. With just over a week before its official launch in the U.S., DICE’s highly anticipated PC version of Battlefield 3 has reportedly made its way to various torrent sites. Gaming…

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I saw this yesterday. Y'know EA, steamworks games almost never get leaked before launch, maybe you should take some notes from the successful companies if you want Origin to be successful as well.

    That aside it isn't worth downloading 10GB to play the single player 8 days before launch. Maybe if it was a month or two before launch I'd be interested, but 8 days? I'll wait.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    LOL...this leaking to Torrent sites is becoming a regular event for big release games. You really have to wonder how the hell this happens and could it be a possible attempt by EA to publicize the game. (Which I seriously doubt considering how much they've put into advertising the game and released a demo to boot.)

    At any rate, I think it will have very little if any impact. Those that want the game have already pre-ordered, and most players want the multi-player option anyway.
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    I will NOT be downloading
  5. You mean they released a beta build? I don't ever recall there being a demo, unless I have fallen out of the loop or something.
  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Splitting hairs over semantics
  7. "Splitting hairs over semantics"

    Because "eagle" and "hen" are different words for the same thing, right?

    Trying a game before buying and beta testing a game are very different.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    If the entire single player of every fps ever made was legal and free for me to play I probably still wouldn't play any of them. A shooter is just a shooter. Wheres diablo 3 single player fully cracked!?
  9. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    No, but a 11 month old hen and a 12 month hen are pretty much the same.
  10. How's it going to hurt sales when you start playing it you will get sucked in then you will buy the full version.. It wouldn't surprise me if it has a virus in it LOL NOOBS...
  11. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    it wouldn't surprise me if it was some sort of honeypot.
  12. If i was the CEO of EA, I would secretly leak it my self!

    It will be pirated any ways for single player .. and no extra stress on EA .. except for getting more popularity out there!

    and trying to earn the "Will it play Battlefield 3" slogan on the NET!

    They have the GREAT COD MW3 to complete with!

    my two cents.
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    *puts on troll veteran medals*

    lol really? hows a retexture better than a new engine that is tweaked to work well whit hi end CPU's and GPU's?
  14. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    I wont even play the game untill my new build. I want the best experience possible :)
  15. The BF3 "beta" was really a demo which contained bugs so they called it a beta. At least that's what it was for the console players. * I'm not aware if PC players actually filed bug reports.
  16. This article is incorrect, there is no playable version of BF3 available, the disk-images of the russian retail version is available but there is no way to install/activate the retail version as no workaround for Origins DRM has been made available.
  17. They should release a partial version of the game for free. Their customer base is going to want to try it then will definitely buy it for the multiplayer. I might download it because I hate waiting even though I prepurchased.
  18. how 64-bit cpu will help in this game? i hear this for the first time.
  19. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    How does an unreleased game get pirated. Hmmm. Weird. Couldn't be someone from the game industry. I mean that would be preposterous.
  20. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    64bit windows can address more than 4GB of ram. The game recommends 4GB on top of the VRAM on your GPU. So if you're not running 64bit then you actually won't meet their recommended requirements.
  21. really? ok for pc users graph cards and speed matter but the bulk of this games sales are going to be console. dice has tried and tried but a couple billion dollars of sales trumps all.
  22. You buy a car you test drive it, you buy a pair of pants , you try them on first. You see calamari for the first time.. you try someone else's, you don't buy a $50 plate then find out it's bad or under cooked and needs to have more done to the preparation for it to be palatable.
    I'm not sorry that I plan to DL the game, I would prefer to be able to, like I had been from say 1985-~2000, buy a game that was completed AND was what they, the company, said it was. since 2000 more and more games have been coming to the PC side unfinished, buggy and or 1/2 assed console ports.
    I refuse to pay $70 for a AAA title that is designed for a console spec from 10 years ago ( 360 et al.). I refuse to purchase a $70 game that can't even start up because it was so 1/2 assed TDU2.
    I refuse to pay $70 for a game that is a POS out of the box and the parent company shuts then company down, therefore not even allowing the afore mentioned company to improve the product ( Homeland).
    I refuse to pay $70 for a 3rd game in the series that is shorter, graphically the same with a 50% or more reduction in playability over the original title ( DOW II CR)

    But more to the point I refuse to pay $7-0 for a game that requires me to give up my personal privacy and legal rights, just so the producers, or those they chose to sell the info to, can bilk you out of more money.
  23. "It wouldn't surprise me if it has a virus in it LOL NOOBS..."

    Trust me there usually isn't a virus in it. The trust with the pirates and their "customers" is a lot higher than EA and THEIR customers. The only thing I have a beef with is that they pirate a game/movie/software, and they(the pirates) get really mad when someone else re-posts the pirates work as their own. I mean come on, they were just doing the same exact thing you're doing.

    Anyways if you wanted to play battlefield it would be for the online play. I'm making the switch from COD for that, but I'd still buy MW3 for the story. I like the story.
  24. well, they should say 64-bit OS, not cpu, because the cpu perform the same on 32-bit.
  25. been0 there, saw it, didn't download, but judging by comments there aren't playable version - no one managed to install pirated version yet. This article is inacurate.

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