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PS3 Battlefield 3 Players Getting Free Battlefield 1943 After All

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Jonathan Lester
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Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 3, DICE, EA, PS3 games

PS3 Battlefield 3 Players Getting Free Battlefield 1943 After All

Apparently there have been "some misunderstandings" about EA's promise to provide PS3 Battlefield 3 customers with a free copy of Battlefield 1943. And by misunderstandings, we mean downright lies followed by a class action lawsuit.

However, EA is planning to make good and grant PS3 players their free game after all. To do so, you'll need to head over to a voucher redemption portal after activating a valid online pass. The promotion will begin on the 26th - and EA has helpfully provided some step by step instructions. All's well that ends well, I suppose.

PS3 Battlefield 3 Will Not Ship With Battlefield 1943

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 3, PS3 games
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Battlefield 3

PS3 Battlefield 3 Will Not Ship With Battlefield 1943

Promises, Promises

Back at E3, Sony and EA promised that the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would ship with a free copy of Battlefield 1943: the exceptionally well-reviewed downloadable multiplayer shooter. But it won't. EA has since confirmed that this simply isn't happening... and that PS3 owners will receive the Back To Karkand DLC pack a week early to make up for it. However, since the timed-exclusive DLC has always been the plan, it isn't exactly much comfort.

To be honest, I don't think that too many people will be disappointed (being that most gamers will be buying Battlefield 3 for its multiplayer suite, and many will favour the PC version's expanded multiplayer over the PS3 freebie). Still, let us know if we've ruined your day.

Xbox Live Deal Of The Week: BattleDeals

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, DLC, Games deals, Xbox Live Deal of the Week
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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Here we go again! It's time for Microsoft to slash their prices on another bunch of downloadable offerings... which is very exciting if you've been holding out for Battlefield Bad Company 2 content.

That's right, folks: it's time for a major blowout on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC... and Battlefield 1943 in its entirety. It's definitely time to grab yourself EA''s World War II shooter for 600 points if you haven't done so already - and gorge on the explosive Vietnam expansion for its bigger retail brother. And the extras if you desperately need a leg-up in Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer modes.

As always, click the link to peruse the Xbox Live Marketplace and queue up the downloads. Gold members will need to sign in to access the updated prices.

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Xbox Live Deal of the Week: Great Deals on Great Games

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Battlefield 1943, Call of Duty Classic, Duke Nukem 3D, Games deals, Peggle, Serious Sam HD, Worms 2, XBLA, Xbox 360 games
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Xbox 360

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Microsoft have really come through for us Gold Members this time. They've slashed the prices of no less than six top-quality XBLA releases... all of which deserve a place on your hard drive. Hope you've got some points ready- because even with the deals, this is going to be an expensive week!

As always, click the link to grab a demo or download the game- and remember that Gold Members will have to log in for the deals to become active.

Let's start with the annelids. Worms 2: Armageddon is the most complete downloadable Worms game to date, with a host of classic weapons, voices and maps put back into the mix after being mysteriously absent from its predecessor. A slew of varied singleplayer missions will keep you busy, but throwing down on your mates in hotswap local multiplayer is still the real meat fo the franchise.

Serious Sam HD is bloody brilliant. Playing like an insane FPS mashup of Smash TV, Croteam's masterful shooter has been given a shiny new makeover and lease of life. Don't get me wrong- it's still hard as nails and relies on the outdated quicksave mechanic (rather than the save checkpoint system introduced by the original Xbox remake), but it's a great price for a shooter that's as solid as they come.

Peggle is basically happiness in gaming form. It's a colourful thief of time that features the best use of the "ode to joy" in videogame history. Go buy it. And love it.

Duke Nukem 3D contains the full version of the seminal FPS, with a rejigged "replay mode" that allows you to pick up from any point in the level if you die (cutting out the need for spamming the save button) 8 player co-op is also as riotous as it gets. Shake it, baby!

Battlefield 1943 is a steal at 800 Points. It's a fully-featured online shooter with plenty of classes and vehicles to choose from. 1200 MSP seemed a little steep for Battlefield's small amount of premium content, but it's a whole new ball game now.

Finally, Call of Duty Classic has been reduced to 800 MSP. The HD reskin is surprisingly shiny, though the gameplay frequently shows its age with some annoyingly old-school sections.Fans of the franchise will lap it up, but newcomers may be disappointed once the graphical sheen wears off.

Phew, that's a lot of gaming goodness right there... but just to completely drain your bank account, the long-awaited Earthworm Jim HD will be released on Wednesday.