Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2015

News about the $1.6M Battlefield 3 Tournament which is released for 2012

The $1.6 million Battlefield 3 tournament is going to be commenced in 2012. We are practically within that year so it might be beneficial to start taking into consideration how the struggle is going to affect the industry in general and the fans in particular. Video games have long been associated with entertainment but money is gradually seeping into the activities which are associated with the fans. You only need an Xbox 360 or even a PlayStation 3 in order to become part of this unique opportunity. The event has been hosted by three major partners in the form of EA, Virgin Gaming and DICE. The lucky win will take home a prize which is worth $1.6 million. It is amazing to consider the fact that you could make all that money in a few transactions online. This is an opportunity which fans cannot afford to miss.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

  • An international competition: Virtually anyone can participate as long as they are 18 years of age at least. The promoters have referred to it as the largest online console game tournament ever. The figures speak for the sheer extravagance of the event and the chances that the winners have to change their lives. It is not always the case that you are going to earn a living from gaming. In fact many young people are discouraged from playing on account of the real possibility that they may become addicted to the game in the long run.
  • The exclusions: It is a pity that the game is not available to people who are using their PCs. That means that there will be a generational and income gap in the people that make an application to participate. It would have been better if they let everyone participate but then applied different surcharges according to the service which has been requested. This is a huge portion of the fan base and they are probably making a grave mistake by leaving them out of something that is going to be very important in the long run. Virgin Gaming may have realized that cheating is very high in the FPS games that are already on the market. This is the area where PC users are given a competitive advantage over the other categories within the fan base.
  • Flimsy explanations: When Virgin was asked about the exclusions they ended up making matters worse because they indicated that they had simply planned poorly:”Our technology is only set up to integrate with console games at this phase in our life. We’re still new and trying to create a unique service that resolves a lot of the challenges in the competitive gaming space today”. That is as good as admitting defeat and they did not redeem any points with their ethos. The explanations continue to flow as the company realizes that they missed a major point in their distribution policy: “We have much love for gamers on all platforms, and as we grow we’ll try to bring everyone under the tent.”

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