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Kotick: BF3 unproven on consoles
Written by jockyitch   
Saturday, 11 June 2011

Activision head Bobby Kotick thought it prudent to push back on some of the phenomenal props EA's BF3 has been getting at E3, and in so doing, continued to denigrate CoD's once-loyal PC customers.

“So far I’ve only seen Battlefield 3 shown on a PC, I haven’t seen it on a console which is where the bulk of our business is...if it’s just a PC title, as it looks like today, that’s a very small audience to participate...we're always interested to see what our competitor is doing.”

The "just a PC title" and "a very small audience" crack were clearly not supposed to be insults, but to me they very much come across that way. While we may not make up the core audience for CoD, I would have liked Kotick to at least pay lip service to the platform that put his little money machine on the map.

How much longer can PC customers continue to support a franchise that talks to us like this? Will Activision be surprised to find that they are actually driving away their "very small" PC audience right into the arms their rivals. Furthermore, that drive is accelerating when you consider that some of these other franchises are now going out of their way to specifically cater to us?

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BF3: E3 livestream video
Written by Jock, Beaknuke   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011

My boy Matt Pruitt, now apparently CM for BF3, shows up at 45:00. A buff looking Matt Pruitt by the way...looks like he's taking advantage of that sunshine down there in L.A. Jim Ferris talks SP at 1:25:00

Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV
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MW3: E3 gameplay with Fourzerotwo
Written by jockyitch   
Monday, 06 June 2011

Fourzerotwo at 2:24 in the vid below guides us through a few levels of MW3 down in Los Angeles. Has he put on some weight? Maybe a bit...but this footage of Rob simply reminds me of West doing a stage demo two years ago thumbing his way through MW2 multiplayer. There was still excitement in the air for that game...this time?

Say what you want about it, CoD is still the smoothest shooter out there. The engine not updated? Irrelevant for me really. As long as it plays smooth, I don't care too much if the textures aren't any better than the previous CoD -- though I know many of you have a problem with that. There are quite a few folks who want to see the bar raised all the time, I don't put as much emphasis on that as gameplay. Speaking of gameplay, looks like the SP's MW storyline continues...been there, done that? Sure. But again, CoD is the king for SP action in shooters.

What? Where's the negative comment Jock? Ok. Here it is: the spam in MP will undoubtedly continue to fly faster than the discount aisle at your local meat shop. 

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