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Wait, so people are upset a company paid (in some way) for advertisement?

Is this a (or the) new thing we're supposed to be upset about as gamers now? Companies can't buy advertising?

Really?

Were supposed to cry because as well as Battlefield fan sites and commentators getting support, they're also targeting a huge portion of FPS players by advertising on COD commentator channels?

I also like how the article starts off by trying to assert that EA are ignoring their fans by working with cod commentators, then ends the article with a line about how they are also working with Battlefield commentators and fan sites. Awesome consistency there. Not reaching at all.

In summary:

-giving another entity a form of payment for advertising your product is bad and makes you a bad person.

-advertising an FPS by targeting FPS players via popular youtube channels geared towards FPS games is "obnoxious" and makes you a bad person.

-editorials are news

Sure.

I'm just gonna go read one of the other threads about the other things OverlyComplainingNetwork.net is supposed to be balling about.
where does the article say that? It said the opposite.
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Nice edit you did there.

What did that person edit??
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Really? There's actually more predictable and therefor more skill in COD than in BF3. You might hate me for saying this and I know I'm attacking core BF values, but vehicles, suppression, and client side hit all pretty much remove any opportunity for skill to be a factor.

Except guess what? Suppression is new in BF3, client side detection is new since BC2. Neither are "core BF values" but rather CoD-Esque features recently added to the game to appeal to, guess what, CoD players!
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where does the article say that? It said the opposite.
Hidden away nicely at the bottom of the article.
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I know EA has invited several Battlefield commentators and fan sites (like MP1st) to the event, but the obnoxious promotion through "CoD Commentators" has reached a new level of obscenity.

It literally comes down to complaining about a company paying for advertising in areas where they may not have had coverage before.

The absolutely idiotic thing about this is that if anyone ever found that a site like MP1st was being paid for by EA, that would become a story in itself.

Companies paying media outlets with large consumer visibility ad revenue is now a crime?

Sorry, but lol.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 3/26/13 at 8:18pm
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OMG I can't believe they would try and target new customers! What are they trying to be? A company? Pshaw!

Seriously though, they invited BF commentators as well as people who aren't guaranteed to buy their new game like all the current BF commentators. Get over it. It's smart business.
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OMG I can't believe they would try and target new customers! What are they trying to be? A company? Pshaw!

Seriously though, they invited BF commentators as well as people who aren't guaranteed to buy their new game like all the current BF commentators. Get over it. It's smart business.

Except, it isn't really. Not in the long run.

Inviting people is fine. Changing the core aspects of the game in an attempt to steal over players of a dissimilar game franchise isn't.
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Except, it isn't really. Not in the long run.
Care to explain why new customers is a bad thing?

Not even new customers, marketing is about getting it out to as many people as possible, what bad could come from these CoD commentators showing BF4 to their audience? Please enlighten me.
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The only way to kill COD forever is to shut down the servers! thumb.gif
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Except guess what? Suppression is new in BF3, client side detection is new since BC2. Neither are "core BF values" but rather CoD-Esque features recently added to the game to appeal to, guess what, CoD players!

O___o

CoD doesn't have suppression and client-side hit detection is hardly a feature CoD players are looking for. Suppression is there for immersion, not to attract CoD players.
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Except, it isn't really. Not in the long run.

Inviting people is fine. Changing the core aspects of the game in an attempt to steal over players of a dissimilar game franchise isn't.

Would you care to inform me what the core aspects of a Battlefield game are?
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Online FPS games have become a joke since the day's of America's Army, BF1942, BF2, CS, and Unreal Tournament, you know games that took actual skill. Nowadays anyone can pick it up and be "pro" at it.

BF3 really doesn't have a skill plateau like the other fps on the market. I can hands down say I have skill at that game. If you think its so easy to be pro, then lets battle and see.
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