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Yegh. Where do game companies get this idea that sterile white backgrounds work miracles? Why does it look so much like facebook? Am I going to get knifepoked when I sign in? Also, here's to the return of the Play Now feature, four minutes of uncancelable "matchmaking" to be placed in an empty server.
Edit: Closer inspection yields that while the steam service might not be good enough for BF3, the black, blue, and green freindslist sure is. Copying features from other platforms seems to be the idea here.
Look at the MP tab. It filters Bad Co 2 and a Bad Company 2 map. So what does that mean? Perhaps this will be THE battlefield launching pad for all BF games? Or could they be testing on Bad Co 2? Just so plain, really needs some style.
Gosh, sure is negative in here. EA is working hard on making a good social and gaming experience for you all and all of you can only come up with complaints :(
I'd like to respectfully submit that DICE is making the fantastic gaming experience. EA, the company behind fake boycotts of their own games, advertising mature rated games to children in arguably the most immature way possible, and several pay2enjoy games, is setting up a "social" experience, directly and all but admittedly in an attempt to build an advertising base. I don't have a problem with advertisements in game, especially if they're tastefully matched to the content around them, but I do have a problem with EA interposing themselves forcefully as some sort of "go to hub" for my socializing and gaming needs. I had the same problem when RealID was looming over the collective Blizzard usergroup, to the point of discontinuing my WoW subscription. I also do not care for the attempt to directly lift the look and feel of several other services provided by other companies, such as the "Friends" color coding from steam and the general look and feel of facebook, while attempting to present these to me as original designs.
To review. Developers: Awesome. Publishers: Usually scum of the earth, but wholly necessarily, and now they seem to be collectively over reaching their duty as publishers and reaching into playing god.