The History of Battlefield in 45 minutes

Lest we forget, Battlefield 3 is the latest iteration of a more than decade-long stories series, a franchise that did much to change the way we played shooters.

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This excellent video from GamerSpawn takes us from that first Battlefield, Battlefield 1942, in 2002, to this month's release of Battlefield 3.

Sit back and enjoy this gaming history lesson.


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This is kind of making me sad...I'm so old...I wish I had time to watch the whole thing right now.

I remember watching a review for this by tommy tallarico and I think victor Lucius on judgement day(I think that's what the show was called) they said they liked it but I don't think they knew how to play or just didn't put that much time into the game.

They said something along the lines of "it felt like we weren't doing anything to help win a match" and "some games we would kill a bunch of guys and still not win, and other games we did almost nothing in we would still win the match"

Just a sign of the times like the video says. Most on line shooters were centered around killing the other team or planting the bomb at A or B(well, to me that was pretty much it)