Two Very Different Ways To Play Battlefield 3


Battlefield 3 Shows: The Controller and The Simulator
If you are a regular to this blog and you think I am overdoing it with the Battlefield 3 posts, I am sorry but I can’t help it. At this rate I will have to make a Battlefield 3 column. I just saw two amazing ways of playing the game and I wish that was me testing it that way. Am I a good Battlefield 3 player? Well that depends. My aim really sucks and I can’t really see people when they are really far away. However, I feel my team-helping decisions are good and have won games. Like a good radio placement to have players use the mobile spawn option or sacrificing myself so that the good players can take out that sniper. I don’t care about my KDR (kill – death ratio), as my teammates need to understand and react to my sacrifice. Teamplay! By the way, I think the KDR needs to be removed from the retail version of the game and a tutorial for new players could be useful.

And I derailed myself from the main topic of this post. Just like me. Like I was saying, I found two videos from two different shows. The first one is called “The Controller”. I don’t want to spoil the fun stuff. So here’s the video first:


Six Pros, Six Noobs. Battling for $50,000. This is The Controller: Battlefield 3.

The Controller is a competition reality show where the best pro-gamers from around the country battle in a high-stakes competition without ever touching the controller.

See more of the Controller at GameSpot:


Insane right? 6 pros controlling 6 newbies? Can’t wait to see the “e-RAGE” take shape on video. What in the world is FreedieW doing at the end shooting the host? 

The second video is a bit crazier. It’s called the “Simulator”. This right here is what WE gamers want in our gaming room. This is indeed a step-forward in the gaming revolution. Too bad we will not see this in our living room just yet. 


This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.

Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we’ve built a truly one of a kind simulator.

Centred on the world’s first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.

The full Gadget Show episode premieres in the UK on Monday 24th October 2011 at 8pm on Channel 5.

A full press release can be downloaded at the following address:


 I want that in my house. Seriously. Someone, please help? banner

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