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There have been some unfortunate developments with EA Norway and the way they’ve been handling access to Battlefield 3 review copies. According to Norway’s top news outlet, NRK, EA has withheld review copies of Battlefield 3 to reviewers whom they thought would give the game a bad score. A number of Norwegian gaming outlets, including popular ones like Gamer.no and GameReactor, have been refused review copies of Battlefield 3 due to their review scores of past Battlefield games.

Furthermore, EA inquired potential reviewers of Battlefield 3 to see whether they were Call of Duty fans, whether they played the beta and if they were frustrated with the beta. You can see the full list of questions above.
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Not cool EA, not cool...
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Aw, who would give BF3 *that* bad of a score anyway?
    
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Aw, who would give BF3 *that* bad of a score anyway?
In todays industry, anything less than a 7 is a "bad game."
Which is crap, but not all reviewers have low standards, meaning any game that is reviewed on a site with high standards is at risk.

It wont surprise me if the only US review site not to get a copy is Blistered Thumbs.
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The game will have issues when it comes out. It wont be perfect, but I know it will be perfect over time. I view this game like any other great online game, first month or two will be rough, then it will be epic.
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Its a perfectly legit move. They dont have to give out any review copies at all. Instead they choose to give them out to those they want to have them. Once the game comes out, everyone will be allowed to review it.

I dont see any problems here.
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Its a perfectly legit move. They dont have to give out any review copies at all. Instead they choose to give them out to those they want to have them. Once the game comes out, everyone will be allowed to review it.

I dont see any problems here.
I agree.
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Aw, who would give BF3 *that* bad of a score anyway?

Does this answer your question?
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Its a perfectly legit move. They dont have to give out any review copies at all. Instead they choose to give them out to those they want to have them. Once the game comes out, everyone will be allowed to review it.

I dont see any problems here.
I suppose that fabricating news and biasing reviews is an ok move then.
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Reviews are bought. Don't trust everything you read.
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Does this answer your question?
Haha fair enough. I'm sure he'll really scrutinize the SP.
    
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