Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Summary
The Close Quarters downloadable content is free for Battlefield 3 owners on all platforms if they act fast. PC players can get it free by merely using BF3E3 in the Redeem Product Code section of the order form.
EA has had some questionable marketing links with weapons manufacturers in the past, which by the way they vow never to do again, but now they're going one step further; they won't license guns anymore.
No more royalty cheques from EA for using real-world weapons, but that doesn't mean they won't stop using them. They intend to wield the 'fair use' argument in court, if necessary.
EA and DICE's Battlefield 3 and Battlelog servers have come under attack by an external group, knocking out the online services that power the soon-to-be-replaced shooter. They confirmed the outages via twitter.
As of now the attack seems to have been thwarted with all platform servers back up and running. EA recently revealed 3.5 million have subscribed to Battlefield Premium.
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has said the studio is no stranger to being on the receiving end of the communities' sharp tongue, accused of stopping support for past Battlefield titles.
He notes that people "tend to forget" they were working on "three other" Battlefields between 2 and 3. Now they're getting flak for working on Battlefield 4, despite offering a Premium service.
This week's US PlayStation Store update debuts the latest Battlefield 3 expansion Close Quarters for PS3, as well as Magic: The Gathering - Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2013.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is fully downloadable, while LEGO Batman 2 goes digital for PS Vita. DC Universe Online receives The Last Laugh DLC pack.