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Bell must not of got there free copy rolleyes.gif
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Battlefield3 features vehicles of all kinds (see full list of Battlefield 3 vehicles), and most vehicle makers are usually happy to see their creations replicated in games, and some receive a licensing fee as well. But not Textron, the owners of aircraft manufacturer Bell, who want EA to remove its aircraft from Battlefield 3. It concerns helicopters such as the AH-1Z Viper and the UH-1Y Huey, both of which are represented in Battlefield 3.



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What the hell...

They were fine with it in BF2, what's wrong with it in BF3? The AH-1Z is the best attack chopper in the game, how can they be disappointed about that?

EDIT:
Ah. Sounds like they are being a bit too greedy with their licensing costs...
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Can't they just rename them? problem solved no?

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if thats not enough, them modify the model enough to pass and rename it... keep sames specs. I for one don't care if it says Viper or Cottonmouth or whatever, just keep it rocking band.gif
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Can't they just rename them? problem solved no?
**Edit**
if thats not enough, them modify the model enough to pass and rename it... keep sames specs. I for one don't care if it says Viper or Cottonmouth or whatever, just keep it rocking band.gif

1+ this exactly
    
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wow, if they did that it would ruin the aircraft in the game to a large degree. Kinda like Porsche in Gran Turismo not getting along....so GT5 had the RUF brand Porsche in the game instead of a 911. Problem is you can't exactly do that with this situation by Bell in BF3. Lets hope this doesn't happen.
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I would love for it to be renamed to "Generic Attack Helicopter" biggrin.gif
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haha love it. take that EA
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wow, if they did that it would ruin the aircraft in the game to a large degree. Kinda like Porsche in Gran Turismo not getting along....so GT5 had the RUF brand Porsche in the game instead of a 911. Problem is you can't exactly do that with this situation by Bell in BF3. Lets hope this doesn't happen.

How would it ruin the game? That makes no sense?

It would do everything exactly like it does now. Just not be named AH-1Z Viper. It would perform exactly like it does now. A model is just a textured cover over a wireframe with physical properties. It would make absolutely ZERO difference to gameplay except you would have to get used to it looking different.
     
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How would it ruin the game? That makes no sense?

Flying it with a proper team mate is a ton of fun.

And yeah, they should just change the name.
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Rename incoming:
replaced by POS-1V, POS-1H
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