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Call of Duty has in recent years raised more than a few eyebrows with its close to the line storylines - notably the 'No Russian' sequence in 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - and despite some bad press has achieved record-breaking sales. However, this isn't an approach DICE plans to take with Battlefield 3.

The game sees Russia invading France, with US troops on the ground, but Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach stresses this is a work of fiction.

"We're not trying to base it on any political or religious conflict - controversy is probably a good marketing tool, but we make games," Bach told Edge. "Our goal isn't to make controversy. I don't want people to feel bad playing our game. Our goal is to create a fun, entertaining experience. So we are trying to stay away from things that are real - authentic and real don't have to be the same thing."

Speaking further about the studio's depiction of war, Bach added: "When we say Russians versus Americans, it's like Red versus Blue. We try not to depict the reasons for the war, because then it can end up in a very bad place. We depict it from the perspective of an individual rather than an army - it's about you as a soldier on the battlefield, because no matter who you are or on what side you are, it's still drama."

He concluded: "I don't want to create a war simulation or a game which picks sides. I think that would be tasteless."

These latest comments from Bach follow how he told Edge that Battlefield 3 is playing a different tune to Call of Duty.

Battlefield 3 will be released October 28 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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A Window into World War III

From the ghosts of Tom Clancey's 2001 release of Ghost Recon, with its single player campaign plot involving the exact, prophetic, Georgian invasion of South Ossetia with Nato backing that later occured in 2008, comes the latest, greatest, First Person Shooter Video Game from EA: Battlefield 3. Battlefield 3 features the latest gaming engine, Frostbite 2. It looks real. but what is so interesting to me about this game is that not one reviewer chose to comment on the plot of the Single Player Campaign, with most of them preferring instead to devote the majority of the substance of their reviews to praising how wonderfull it is to blow each other up in such great detail in multi-player and co-op mode. Not even the prestigious site Gamespot.com's Video Review host Chris Watters could be bothered to tell you what armies you are representing in multi player or co op mode during his 5 minute commentary.

The Multiplayer mode storyline has the Pacific Asian Coalition led by Russia invading Europe in France and battling NATO with American troops on the ground in France. In other words WW III. This article will focus on the storyline of the Single Player Campaign.

The Single Player Campaign story is told in a disconnected, non-intuitive way, revolving around the protagonist's flashbacks that he recounts as he is interrogated by Homeland Security. In fact the two DHS interrogator characters actively and forcefully push the protagonist and in so doing you the player to constantly reinforce your casual dismissal of the plot.

The story features US Marine Sgt Blackburn, the protagonist, and has you the player live through his quest to capture an Iranian PLR agent named Solomon who has 2 Russian suitcase nukes that he plans to detonate in Paris and New York City. As the story unfolds, US Marines conduct small scale black ops incursions into Iranian cities in order to secure strategic intel objectives. One of these missions involves your in-game character and it consists of a force of 50,000 US Marines invading Tehran, Iran without provocation to look for suspected Russian double agent/terror mastermind Solomon. You get to be the navigator/gunner in an F-18 airstrike on Tehran's main airport. This mission allows you to discover that Solomon acquired 3 suitcase nukes. One of them is still there, and you see maps for Paris and New York City. Next thing you know Paris gets nuked. Yes you read that correctly. The suitcase nuke goes off in Paris and kills 80,000.

In response a full scale invasion of Iran is launched, and in the next mission you participate as a tank gunner in a full scale tank battalion assault into Iran as part of a multi-pronged air, land, and sea operation. Meanwhile Sgt Blackburn is desperately trying to catch up with PLR leader Solomon before he detonates the third suitcase nuke in New York City. The war escalates in Iran as US Marines engage Russian Paratroopers dropping out of Russian heavy troop transports all over Iran by the tens of thousands and backed by Russian Migs in the air and tanks on the ground in full scale war. In the end Sgt Blackburn stops New York City from getting nuked, but not before you the player are forced to shoot a fellow Marine dead or the proverbial "millions will die" scenario will happen and the door is left wide open for future Downloadable Content to weave more tales of world destruction behind a foreground of very realistic fire and brimstone.

What adds to the eerieness factor in this campaign is the way they use their disconnected, flashback method of story telling blended with the establishment view that the Homeland Security characters promote from start to finish to totally marginalise, minimise and in fact dismiss the fact that the story line is about war with Russia in Iran with nukes going off all over the West.

Below are links to the main game site and youtube clips of some of the scenes I described earlier.

I strongly recommend that you look at each link, and while you watch those video clips, think about the fact that this blockbuster, number one game was released Oct 25, 2011, while Israel is openly green lighted to strike Iran, and we are massing troops in Kuwait after conquering Libya, and major figures in our government have said that we are preparing for a major military offensive in the near and middle east, to include Iran, Syria, and Pakistan in November.

For those of you that don't play PC or Gaming Console (XBox) games you probably don't realise that movies are obsolete. In the same way that the internet made non-interactive TV obsolete, computer games have made non-interactive movies obsolete because in a computer game you don't just watch, you are the protaganist in the movie. And many of todays games have plots that are determined by your actions withing the game. The point being that in the same way that movies promote mass mind control and show glimpses of the future, games accomplish the same but to exponential proportions. There are entire virtual worlds built to tell you what they are about to do, and you can go inside and actually be there. (See Fallout or Rage and especially Deus Ex, the original [Deus Ex is actually an anti Illuminati game showing the future with good intentions])

The way that this game (Battlefield 3) generates cognitive dissonance by turning the plot line into a picasso to distract the player from the actual plot content, i.e. the invasion of Iran and nuking of Paris, not to mention the beginning of open hostilities with Russia, will produce millions of young males with an affinity for war whose memories will blend Iran with Iraq and therefore they will eventually come to believe we have always been at war with Iran, and they will think its fun. In fact if you play the game, or just watch the mission video clips, you will see how they casually present each new major invasion of Iran and escalation of the conflict, and they are major escalations, headed straight for total global war, as if it was just routine and had always been happening. The plot never addresses a beginning of hostilities. In fact it implies that we have been fighting on the ground in Iran since as far back as you can remember. But they use all the authority of the top game in its genre with the latest, cutting edge engine. backed by the military industrial complex, to bestow upon their version of history, present and future not only the appearance of legitimacy, but the a-moral high ground. lol

So in short, if you want to know what the beginning of World War III will look like, those video links below are your oracle into the future. And the oracle of the military industrial complex produced video game has always been right so far. I had a foreboding feeling as I anticipated the release of this game, and when I saw the plot, I was not pleased. I can't imagine how all the Iranians must feel about the West as they watch millions of us gleefully pretend to blow their ancient capital city to rubble in Frostbite 2 3D. Could you imagine a Chinese game where the goal is to conquer as much American territory as possible, and capture as many slaves as you can catch in the process? Think it won't happen? lol Think again.

Release Date: Oct 25, 2011

Battlefield 3 Official Website:
http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3
"Better Engine: Frostbite 2
BF3's new technology allows you to experience superior animation, unparalleled lighting and special effects, epic scale and incredible sound design."

Gamespot Review Page:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/ba...d-3/index.html
"Americans and Russians collide. Our Battlefield 3 Walkthrough gets you ready for the fight with info about online multiplayer, kits and equipment, and unlockable goodies."

Video Review (Chris Watters downplays the single player campaign plot while promoting the online killing mode saying "that reason is all you need" to buy his game):
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/ba...3Bwatch-review

Single Player Campaign

12 Missions in all

Mission 4 - Go Hunting
Bomb Tehran, and take out the Tehran Airport in Iran with airstrikes and Iranian bogies in air combat over Iranian capital (before Paris gets nuked)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_dt9...e_se&list =SL

Mission 5 - Operation Guillotine
You are part of a 50,000 strong US Marine force that invades Tehran, Iran with armor support and air superiority in order to attempt to capture Solomon. During this mission you don't catch Solomon but you find a suitcase built to house 3 suitcase nukes and two are missing (before Paris gets nuked)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1PWU...e_se&list =SL

Mission 6 Comrades
Nuke in Paris (last minute of video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APhh8...e_se&list =SL

Mission 7 Thunder Run
Follow up interrogation, 80,000 Parisians dead, tank invasion of Iran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9xdV...h_e_se&list=SL

Mission 10 A Rock And A Hard Place
US Marines engaging Russian infantry in Iran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFG7p...e_se&list =SL

Mission 11 Kaffarov
Scene where they make the player shoot a fellow Marine dead or the proverbial "millions will die" scenario will happen (at 11 minutes and 45 seconds)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBGo...e_se&list =SL

In the end New York is spared the detonation of the suitcase nuke. But the war with Russia and Iran is on, with a lot more Downloadable Content waiting in the wings.

Watch each mission of the game here (mission numbers on this youtube playlist do not correspond exactly with actual mission numbers in the game):
http://www.youtube.com/show/minecraf...tureupdate?s=1
Posted 11:42 on 28 October 2011
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draytone

French terrorists blowing up IKEA you say? I'd buy that for a dollar.
Posted 09:54 on 06 July 2011
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FantasyMeister

Any game where France gets invaded by anyone cannot possibly be accused of being tasteless.

Except by Ubisoft, who are rumoured to be working on a new first person shooter including French terroists blowing up IKEA, French terrorists driving booby-trapped armor-plated Volvos into Securitas HQ and the eventual nuking of Stockholm. It's rumoured that Bjorn Borg will be playable, but eventually gets killed by French terrorists.
Posted 09:50 on 06 July 2011
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draytone

You patriot you, their not real people! I guess the list of original enemies is getting a bit thin now.
Posted 09:34 on 06 July 2011
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Chaza_snake@ draytone

Dont forget the germans too!
but it does feel a bit werid shooting your own side, in black ops wen it goes back in time and you have to kill the SAS did make me feel a bit strange inside
Posted 20:47 on 05 July 2011
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draytone

I can see his point of view, but why is it always the Russians?
Posted 13:39 on 05 July 2011

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Release Date: 28/10/2011
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 16+
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