The Close Quarters map pack is now available to all players who bought Battlefield 3 Premium, it features four new maps oriented in close combat. We therefore offer no less than six videos providing an overview of these maps and two of the new game modes ("Gum Master" and "Conquest Domination"). For non-Premium players, this pack will be available for purchase starting next week for PS3 owners, and in two weeks on PC and Xbox 360.
@Tiz: It's about not knowing what will be in the lootcrate. That makes it possibly addictive. And EA went for pay-to-win. That is gambling. (4 minutes ago)
@Tiz: Agree. People want to punish others well implement methods because of EA stupidity. (51 minutes ago)
EA lost their minds and went full greed. $60 buy-in with P2W microtransactions, and an unholy grind? I'm not surprised by the pushback but it's impossible to tar everything with the same brush. (57 minutes ago)
If you don't have the time but want the stuff, then you pay. If you do have the time and want the stuff, then you grind. (59 minutes ago)
I think this whole thing is being blown out of proportion. EA over-stepped with BF2, but the method to unlocking stuff in most games is fine based on a time vs money scenario. (1 Hour ago)
This is a stupid move by ESA. They are now distancing themselves more and more from their customers. They are spitting in their faces. Apparently the signal to EA wasn't clear enough. (1 Hour ago)
And now Australia sees lootboxes as gambling. You know who doesn't? ESA, the entertainment software association which is EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, MS... (1 Hour ago)