Trade In Battlefield 3 And Get Modern Warfare 3 For 99p

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Trade In Battlefield 3 And Get Modern Warfare 3 For 99p

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Gamestop is capitalizing on the Call of Duty/Battlefield rivalry with a cheeky trade-in promotion.

Assuming you're over eighteen and currently living in the UK, all you have to do to be eligible for the promotion is buy Battlefield 3 from Gamestop's online store before midnight October 27th, then buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 before midnight on November the 7th. Should Battlefield 3 fail to live up to your expectations, you can return it at any time up until November 18th and Gamestop will refund the money you spent on Modern Warfare 3, sans 99p.

What if you don't like Modern Warfare 3? Well, you're stuck. The deal doesn't work the other way around. Oh, and you PC gamers are out of luck too.

The promotion actually works out in Battlefield's favor. Regardless of the two shooters' endlessly-debated respective qualities, Call of Duty is a clear leader in terms of sales by quite a large margin. The promotion encourages the vast hordes of Call of Duty fans, many of which are not traditional gamers, to take a chance on the Battlefield franchise without the prospect of financial loss. This may produce some converts, or, and keep in mind this is merely wild speculation, there might be some who purchase and enjoy both games. It also allows for all kind of doubtlessly witty quips about how 99p for Modern Warfare 3 is still too expensive. What fun.

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There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

With all the crap EA has done to the PC version...sure, why not.

Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

So it's 1.56 USD, which would be reasonable if you still weren't paying the $60 for the game to begin with. Call it truncated logic, but I just see it as getting one game for $61.56 which jumps it back into the "too expensive for me" territory.

Grey Carter:
there might be people who purchase and enjoy both games.

HA! Pure silliness, that's what that is. How could one person who loves a multiplayer-focused fps like another one that's a little different? Insanity.

OT: Seems good for both companies, and hey, maybe this will encourage people to try something new.

Sorry to disappoint you, Grey, but 99p is actually really cheap for an expansion pack.

Soviet Heavy:

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

No kidding. And try to twitch shoot with a controller. It ain't easy! XD Lack of pinpoint accuracy makes the game better, I think. but I digress.

OT: It may get more sales of BF3, but it still seems like kind of a dick move from Activision. And a blatant one at that. Seriously, the bitchslapping these two companies throw at each other has me yelling at them to shut up and take it outside.

EDIT: Oh, wait, that's gamestop, not Activision. Nevermind, we already knew Gamestop's a bitch anyway.

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

"p" is like cents in USD. so it's about a buck fifty, i think.

Clarify: 99p ~= 1 Pound ~= US$1.50

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

.99 UK£ = 1.565091 U.S. dollars

// Ninja'd. TWICE. What is this.

Actually, am I the only one who isn't bothered by Origin? Or Battlelog?

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

I think the internet means $1.56, not $156

Soviet Heavy:

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

But... but... the game starts up real fast. And not a problem for some people. So therefore you are wrong and should stop complaining about having to install Origin, use it to launch your browser, and use that browser to play single or multi-player. What's the problem? You installed Steam for games, so therefore that mean's you're willing to install any other service to play any other game.
...

Fuckin' gamer logic man.

Soviet Heavy:

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

you just listed every reason i have for buying in on 360.

while it seems like it'll improve the quality of battlefield's community, I cant believe this is right. I can see CoD fanboys taking advantage of this.

Soviet Heavy:

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

1) Origin is a pain, but it can't be any worse than GFWL, which I've used in the past (or attempted to) and not gone into a nerd rage over, despite its shittiness.

2) Outside-game server list is a total non-issue, really. Just means you can do other stuff while you wait to get into a game.

You mean there is a difference between the two games? I figured they were the same old generic army game that's been regurgitated out by lazy developers for the past half decade in shiny new packages. I suppose your average shooter fan these days isn't bright enough to notice though. Then again your average shooter fan these days probably isn't capable of reading the advert . . .

All that being said, it sure would be swell if developers would stop tripping over themselves to be the first in line to blow the knuckle dragging unwashed masses and actually produce games of substance again. That'd just be fucking awesome.

Irridium:

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

I think the internet means $1.56, not $156

Soviet Heavy:

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

But... but... the game starts up real fast. And not a problem for some people. So therefore you are wrong and should stop complaining about having to install Origin, use it to launch your browser, and use that browser to play single or multi-player. What's the problem? You installed Steam for games, so therefore that mean's you're willing to install any other service to play any other game.
...

Fuckin' gamer logic man.

I can't tell if your serious or not there, man. Worrying.

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

P stands for pence, not pounds.

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

kman123:
With all the crap EA has done to the PC version...sure, why not.

This. I have a pretty solid rig (i7 2600k, 8GB DDR3-1600, Radeon 6950, OCZ Agility 3). I'm getting BF3 for my 360. No Origin, no web-based server browser. Admittedly I'll have more friends to play with on my 360, but the aforementioned issues were what pushed me over the fence.

There it is!

I was wondering why the CoD developers were remaining so quiet about Battlefield's whiny campaign.

Good to know both of you guys are now at the same level of scumbaggery.

See what they are trying to do is ruin Battlefield 3 by injecting a horde of deathmatch addicted CoD players who only care about K/D ratios and don't play the objective.

octafish:
See what they are trying to do is ruin Battlefield 3 by injecting a horde of deathmatch addicted CoD players who only care about K/D ratios and don't play the objective.

But they'll at least buy a copy of Battlefield 3 for full price making EA feel much better about themselves at the end of the day.
Furthermore, if you team up with your friends and play against those K/D ratio-tards, then you can just run them over for easy points.
Win/Win.

Grey Carter:

Irridium:

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

I think the internet means $1.56, not $156

Soviet Heavy:

Look at it this way: Console gamers don't have to go to a fucking website or download Origin to play. And they get a server list inside the game.

But... but... the game starts up real fast. And not a problem for some people. So therefore you are wrong and should stop complaining about having to install Origin, use it to launch your browser, and use that browser to play single or multi-player. What's the problem? You installed Steam for games, so therefore that mean's you're willing to install any other service to play any other game.
...

Fuckin' gamer logic man.

I can't tell if your serious or not there, man. Worrying.

Well, I wasn't. But the people who told me this stuff when I pointed out the general obtuseness of this whole thing seemed pretty serious.

Irridium:

Grey Carter:

Irridium:

I think the internet means $1.56, not $156

But... but... the game starts up real fast. And not a problem for some people. So therefore you are wrong and should stop complaining about having to install Origin, use it to launch your browser, and use that browser to play single or multi-player. What's the problem? You installed Steam for games, so therefore that mean's you're willing to install any other service to play any other game.
...

Fuckin' gamer logic man.

I can't tell if your serious or not there, man. Worrying.

Well, I wasn't. But the people who told me this stuff when I pointed out the general obtuseness of this whole thing seemed pretty serious.

Did you wade into them armed with a shovel? That's really the only rational response to that.

DeadlyYellow:
Google is failing me and saying 99p is roughly 156 USD, which is absurdly expensive for any game.

Please clarify.

It's not 99 Pounds, but 99 Pence. The pence is their cent. So it's 0.99 pounds, which, by your exchange rate calculation would be 1.56$USD.

Do we Brits buy games from Gamestop, I didnt even realise they sold stuff over here. Shopto and play for me, Game if I have no other choice

This is pretty funny. I wonder what EA and Activision think of it. It certainly brings a smile to my face.
I'm one of those people who's buying both games and I'm certain I'm going to love them both.

Ha! Silly people, I'm getting BF3 on my PC AND my 360, just like BC2!

I figure I'll have more fun on PC, but I'll be able to play with my friends on the 360 because I'm the only one of us that has an actual gaming rig.

But yea, this right here is not really a good idea. Not to turn it into a CoD bashing thread, but the two games are built on very different principles, and those that are good in one aren't necessarily going to like the other. Not only that, but people will try to bring in certain gameplay "strategies" into BF3 that work in CoD. Not looking forward to that...

For 99p you can get aimage

It used to be bigger of course.

Probably more fun than either game.

We have Gamestop here in the UK?

Huh... The more you know.

kman123:

With all the crap EA has done to the PC version...sure, why not.

64 players?

Much better graphics, effects and performance?

Etc?

Not a fan of Origin tho. Understatement really.

Yosharian:
There are people who are going to play BF3 on a console?

Hah!

I will be playing it on PS3 to avoid origin, trading out graphics and having to use a game pad is worth it to avoid that.

Plus the server system, though un-intrusive I don't like it, that's my opinion and mine alone.

So yeah, people will definitely be getting it on console for a number of different reasons be it avoiding origin, their systems specs or merely because they prefer using an analog stick over a mouse (bizarre thought but some people genuinely do)

Honestly im thinking of getting BF3 for the PS3 just so I have more then 2 games for it. +Free online anyway and no Origin shit.

Shame keyboard doesnt work w/ it....or so Im aware of.

So you get two games for the price of one, alrighty then.

Hard to actually tell who payed Gamestop for this stunt...

Running this kind of campaign seems weird until you figure how many used BF3s will be on the market after. Will that be using Online Pass at all?

Gamestop is in the UK? I had no idea. Then again i havent walked into a retail game shop in years

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