Battlefield 3 E3 trailer takes prehistoric pot-shot

EA has just sent over a shiny new video for Battlefield 3, which means that we can give you the same experience that we had last week at E3 (well, except for the hands-on part, you’ll have to wait a little longer for that one…).

The video – called Thunder Run – is more than seven minutes long, and shows real live gameplay footage, as controlled by the game’s Executive Producer, Patrick Bach. The footage shows Marine Sgt. Miller, a new character, in the outskirts of Tehran as he takes part in a large-scale tank assault.

Now, I’d like to address the elephant dinosaur in the room. This video starts off gazing at a toy dinosaur – not the sort of thing you’d expect to see on the battlefield. Sure, it’s somewhat explained as a gift from home, but… why a dinosaur?

The answer, my friends, is simple. And it’s another round fired in the great MW3 vs BF3 skirmish that we’re watching unfold.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

Do you remember, way back in 2009, an Activision employee allegedly took to an online forum looking for feedback about the Modern Warfare franchise?

Do you remember that, instead of gaining anything useful from the question, the employee was bombarded with explanations that the game would really benefit from the inclusion of dinosaurs?

Well, DICE has stepped up to the plate, proving that Battlefield 3 is the better game, because it is the one with the prehistoric giant.

Don’t believe me? DICE gameplay designer Gustav Halling took to [surl=https://twitter.com/gustavhalling/status/78029240041345026]Twitter[/surl] while at E3, asking “Did you notice the dinosaur in our E3 BF3 demo?”. He then linked to a simple image, explaining the whole lot.

…now, the question begs: Will we be able to pick up Battlefield 3-branded raptors when the game launches in October?


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