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Rumour: Battlefield 3 Alpha Trial screenshot leaker 'threatened with a £175k lawsuit'

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Remember those Alpha Trail screenshots of Battlefield 3 that showed an early muliplayer version without its makeup on? Despite everyone knowing 'Alpha' means early stages and understandably low detail for a game, DICE aren't very happy about the leak. In fact, they're so unhappy, they might be taking legal action.

The furtherest back we can track the following information is to this forum post. Since it's quite spurious information, be aware that this could be fake:
The screens where taken by a journalist who sadly is part of the CoD vs BF hate fest (this one being a CoD fanboy).
He set the resolution low as well as the graphics then initiated negative comments in the ingame chat (as seen in one of the screens) to try and "prove" that CoD is the superior title.
Dice/EA have contacted the idiot who forgot to remove his ID from a screen with the APC and he is being threatened with a £175k lawsuit.
All in all, yet another sad day in the never ending battle that is fanboys arguing with each other.


£175,000? That's a ridiculous amount of money, but 'CrazyCanuck', a moderator on the Official Battlefield 3 UK forums, had seems to think it's fair:
If you sign an NDA its as good as a contract and Just as enforceable in any court. Its called "non-disclosure agreement" for a reason. There was the threat of penalties and Im glad to see them take the hardline against breaking an NDA no matter who it was.


If the moderator does have ties with DICE or EA, the above could be taken as confirmation of 'the threat of penalties', i.e. a possible £175k fine. However, since it's very hard to find an original source for this information, take this all with a hefty pinch of salt.
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Sounds like the "journalist" was working for someone in a smear campaign. Even with the graphics on low the game looks great.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 7/19/11 at 6:33pm
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lol even on low it looks better than mw3 screens.

Oh well sue him for being an idiot, call it a day.
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Must be the fov, but even for Alpha that APC looks pretty small.
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I don't know if I'd believe the amount of money he's supposedly being sued for. I saw the thread he originally posted the images in. He took them down really fast and changed the post to something along the lines of DICE telling him to remove them or they'd fine him £175k. That seems fishy to me.
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Well the guy is kinda asking for it by breaking his nda agreement and companys dont usualy show alpha game builds because alot is missing and not fine tuned or tweaked to look good they just want it to work to put the other stuff in it layer by layer.
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You break and NDA, and you better prepare yourself for what's coming.
If someone broke an NDA they had signed with my company, I'd take legal action too.
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I am sorry but if you break an NDA you deserve it. Anyway BF3 looks surprisingly good on it's Lowest Settings. Even better than the MW3 screens I've seen. If this is the Lowest settings I really gotta see what they're doing with the PS3 and 360 version. tongue.gif

Note: I will be buying the PC version.
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What a douche. Serves him right for being a fanboy. Why can't we all just love games? I loved CoD but Activision is just a franchise killer, that's what they do with games like Guitar Hero. Every year they put a new number on the box. That's what they have been doing since MW1 frown.gif
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For low, that looks great. Reminds me of Medium/High Settings of BF2. But still, Its clearly obvious that everything was low since obviously the gameplay trailers/videos were showing great graphical quality.
   
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Where is this SS? frown.gif
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