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Thursday Night Throwdown 10/27: Battlefield 3

No helicopter will be safe!

We've got a dedicated, 64-player ranked server running Battlefield 3 for the PC, courtesy of Rolyatkcinmai and AhmadMetallic from the Giant Bomb community, and we'll be pushing it to the limit on tonight's Thursday Night Throwdown! We start at 4PM Pacific Time, so if you want in, join the Giant Bomb / Tested - US NYC 64 #chan server, or just search for "Giant Bomb" in the Battlefield 3 server browser. Expect a lot of Conquest mode, though if Rush is more your thing, user JackColt has been so kind as to set up a 32-player overflow server called JackColt's GiantBomb Community BF3.

If the way our Battlefield: Bad Company 2 TNT played out is any indication of how things are going to go tonight...well, let's just say 50 Cent would be proud.

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Posted by Ryan

We've got a dedicated, 64-player ranked server running Battlefield 3 for the PC, courtesy of Rolyatkcinmai and AhmadMetallic from the Giant Bomb community, and we'll be pushing it to the limit on tonight's Thursday Night Throwdown! We start at 4PM Pacific Time, so if you want in, join the Giant Bomb / Tested - US NYC 64 #chan server, or just search for "Giant Bomb" in the Battlefield 3 server browser. Expect a lot of Conquest mode, though if Rush is more your thing, user JackColt has been so kind as to set up a 32-player overflow server called JackColt's GiantBomb Community BF3.

If the way our Battlefield: Bad Company 2 TNT played out is any indication of how things are going to go tonight...well, let's just say 50 Cent would be proud.

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Edited by Solh0und

Boom

edit: I forgot I already have this

Posted by Flaminglizard

I can't wait!

Posted by jacksonroye

Looking forward to it!

Posted by Phatmac

BOOM!

Posted by YoungBuck

Can't wait.

Posted by wafflez

nice, cant wait

Posted by Flaminglizard

so close!

Posted by Knetic2341

Drop a bomb in it! Like in a jet or something...

Posted by MethodMan008

i will be watching!

Posted by Greenshoes

Just generally, any word on a European GB server?

Posted by Vexxan

Never not dropping bombs!

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Get your Control Point D on.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

This should be good.

Posted by Zaxex

Helicopter-ageddon is approaching!

Posted by Ketchupp

This will certainly be most entertaining.

Posted by Slash_Rick

I wish I had bought my new PC already. =(

Posted by n8

Officially, OFFICIALLY official.

Posted by Duffyside

Bad Company 2 is still probably the best TNT ever, followed closely by Uncharted 2. Hopefully Battlefield 3 lives up to the HAIYP.

Edited by Vager

Here are the greatest moments from the BF2:BC TNT:

Edited by SerHulse

"If I can't have it, no-one can!" - Ryan Davis

"That's how I want to go, standing on top of a burning exploding tank!" - Jeff Gerstmann

This is going to rock!

EDIT: @Vager I think we are on the same wavelength!

Posted by Talis12

awesome, i just got my copy in today so ill install it after work and see if i can join in the fun

Posted by Branthog

@Greenshoes said:

Just generally, any word on a European GB server?

There's already a European/UK server. A lot of people who chipped in for one also chipped in for the other to sort of spread the wealth/enjoyment. I'm not sure if the UK server is fully up, yet, but if not it should be very shortly.

All the details on both servers can be found here, as well as info on the Mumble servers, bombing runs, Steam/Origin groups, squads, etc:

http://www.giantbomb.com/battlefield-3/61-27006/the-giantbomb-battlefield-3-thread-pc/35-516404/#293

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Hooah, am I rite gais?

@Solh0und said:

Boom

edit: I forgot I already have this

No you didn't you jerk. No you didn't.

Posted by Sogeman

Please only play Conquest and only on maps with vehicles.

Posted by Pie

Should hopefully be good. The BC2 TNT and BF3 mutliplayer quicklook are pretty funny. 
Is Jeff still at a event thingy? Would be a shame if he isn't playing 

Posted by Wandel

Bleh, BF3 isn't released until tomorrow here.

Posted by travisg83

This is going to kick ass.. Looking forward to watching as I am stuck playing on PSN until I complete funding for a new PC

Posted by mfpantst

Hot Damn.  My body is ready.

Posted by 234r2we232

Headshots!

Good luck on getting that game to work properly, you guys.

Posted by Dread612

AWESOME!!!

Posted by lockwoodx

I dislike BF3, but if they stick to maps with vehicles only it should be a good bombcast. I really hope they don't play it on the 360.

Posted by jonny_mung

because... HELICOPTERS.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

Oh man, I'll enjoy this. 

Posted by Zapbrader

I should have just bought it off Origin.

Edited by Fistfulofmetal

FUUUUUUUUUUU....

I will be playing FUCK YEAH PC.

and it's all conquest large!!!!

Posted by isomeri

You'r making the wild assumption that the game would actually work for people.

Posted by HarkinNecro

Just like to see as a UK user thankyou for linking the time to a conversion website. Saves a lot of faffing about on what GMT time it is :D see you at 12 midnight

Posted by xMrSunshine

Holy shit, GB really going at it. I'd have never believed that there is going to be a PC TNT of a multiplatform game.

Posted by Nightriff

This is going to be amazing, wish I could play but just watching is going to be awesome!!!

Posted by GozerTC

Heck yeah! I hope I can get the game installed and running in time. Was hoping to pick it up today. :)

Posted by Arker101

Darn, I'm on 360, I can't wait to see what happens anyway.

Posted by chickdigger802

ahhh the dilemma, should I hop in, or watch the madness?

oh wait, I have 2 monitors! Fate.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Madness ensues.

Edited by MeatSim

Now this is the kind of game I wanna see on TNT.

Posted by slayergnome

Sw33t this will be my first. Poppin my TnT cherry.... be gentle

Posted by SomeJerk

64 players of fun and games.
 
Just please remember to tell your game server provider to either have punkbuster off or updated to the latest version - I and many updated our PB earlier today and as a result we can't join current PB servers because their server files haven't been updated yet..

Posted by kollay

Vehicles makes everything better. Helicopters by themselves is already too great.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Sogeman said:

Please only play Conquest and only on maps with vehicles.

You're in luck.
Posted by crusader8463

I for one find Ryan's wishy washy stance on Helicopters appalling. Fucking hypocrite!

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