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    Battlefield 3

    Game » consists of 15 releases. Released Oct 25, 2011

    Battlefield 3 is DICE's third numerical installment in the Battlefield franchise. It features a single player and co-operative campaign, as well as an extensive multiplayer component.

    Server Browser For Consoles Confirmed!

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    #2  Edited By Seppli

    Wonder if the console community can rent their own dedicated servers too. There's precedent for that with Section 9 Prejudice.

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    #3  Edited By sirdesmond

    Commenting on the actual point of this thread, I think this is great news. As well as some games work with matchmaking, there are just as many that do not. Regardless of what I am playing Battlefield 3 on, this is an option that I am extremely glad to have. I don't feel like sitting, waiting 90 seconds for it to find a certain number of matches, 30 more seconds for it to dwindle that down, only to break and send me back to the main menu when I could just scroll through the list and find a suitable (and probably better) server for myself in about 15 seconds.

    BF3 really seems to be doing just about everything right.

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    #4  Edited By ajamafalous

    Well, server browser =/= dedicated servers, so don't get too excited about that yet, unless they've already confirmed it.

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    #5  Edited By MrKlorox

    @ajamafalous said:

    Well, server browser =/= dedicated servers, so don't get too excited about that yet, unless they've already confirmed it.

    All BF games use dedicated servers. That's why you have to link your EA account with your gamertag. EA provides its own servers, all of which are dedicated.

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    #6  Edited By Arker101

    I predict this will greatly diminish the matchmaking community.

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    #7  Edited By big_jon

    That's kind of odd.

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    #8  Edited By Twitchey

    Fucking sweet.

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    #9  Edited By mikeeegeee

    Amazing news. What other games (Section 9?) have had server browsers on console? I can't think of any.

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    #10  Edited By N7

    @mikeeegeee said:

    Amazing news. What other games (Section 9?) have had server browsers on console? I can't think of any.

    Metal Gear Online.

    Warhawk.

    Mortal Kombat.

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    #11  Edited By FireBurger

    Glad to hear it since I'll have to be playing on 360. Hopefully that means a fully featured browser with dedicated servers and favorites. It's always nice to be able to repeatedly join the same server and recognize people without having having to friend/invite 20 people.
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    #12  Edited By MightyDuck

    I definitely like this.  I was always a fan of looking through the various rooms on Socom 2 back on PS2.  I've never been a fan of regular matchmaking.

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    Yay! No shitty hit box delays and host-gods!

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    #14  Edited By intro

    @kingzetta said:

    No one on consoles cares

    Agreed. I play console and don't even know what a server is. One of these days someone who plays on PC will have to show me how to use all this damn high tech stuff.

    OT: Cool, glad to see this.

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    #15  Edited By Donos

    @Intro said:

    @kingzetta said:

    No one on consoles cares

    Agreed. I play console and don't even know what a server is. One of these days someone who plays on PC will have to show me how to use all this damn high tech stuff.

    OT: Cool, glad to see this.

    When I played Bad Company on console, I wanted the balls out of some server browser. Especially as time goes on and average server population drops, browser is really important for getting consistently full games.

    Oh for people above, it was section 8 which had server browser and allowed people to use a PC to host dedicated servers, and GRAW 2 which did it years earlier, and one of the Battlefront games which did it before that, and Republic Commando which did it before that on the original xbox because Republic Commando is sick (obligatory plug).

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    #16  Edited By uberexplodey

    awesome news!

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    #17  Edited By WarlordPayne

    This makes me very, very happy.  I hate matchmaking and it's been very disheartening seeing every console game switch over to it.

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    #18  Edited By Liber

    WHAT THE FUCK ?!

    Console players don't know how to use a server browser.

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    #19  Edited By intro

    @Liber said:

    WHAT THE FUCK ?!

    Console players don't know how to use a server browser.

    It's gonna be tricky. A lot of looking down at my controller to look for the button I want to hit is going to happen.

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    Awesome news for the console players.

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    #22  Edited By Arker101

    Because there is a server browser for consoles, that also means we don't have to have 8 people to start a private match, right? 
    That way, we can mess around/practice without having to go in Matchmaking.

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    #23  Edited By damnboyadvance

    Now I'm definitely getting it on the PS3.

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    #24  Edited By mrhankey

    Now wait a minute...consoles get server browser and apparently pc players do not? Why does this not make sense

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    #25  Edited By FrankCanada97
    @mrhankey said:
    Now wait a minute...consoles get server browser and apparently pc players do not? Why does this not make sense
    They do, it's just web-based.

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