Hello folks!

As of now, the enlistment system for the Closed Beta of Venice Unleashed is open!

Venice Unleashed is the name of our upcoming Battlefield 3 project, a/k/a ‘project Venice’ (for more information about features check the enlistment page).

So, whether you are a Battlefield Veteran, a YouTuber, a Modder, a DICE employee or just someone who simply enjoys video games, feel free to submit your enlistment request!

After you have submitted your request, we will review it and let you know if you have been selected when the Closed Beta launches.

You can access the Enlistment System by clicking here.

Got questions, bug reports or generally want to say hi? Feel free to mail us at info -at- veniceunleashed.net.

Note for you cheap kiddies: This isn’t going to be a way to play for free. A fully updated and licensed copy of the game is required.

Best Regards,
Emulator Nexus staff

So apparently DICE is very interested in eSports support for the upcoming Battlefield 4 game.

However, what they’ve forgotten to mention is that Battlefield 3 has an eSports feature dubbed “Matches” (eSports is the internal name).

Now, you may say that the “Matches” feature is just for organizing multiplayer games at a given time with specific options/settings.

Well, I say that there’s more to it than meets the eye.

The eSports system has full support for specifying specific rosters for both teams, has other variable settings (like equipment limitations) and has full spectation support.

To be a bit more specific, when it comes to hosting a “match”, there are two types of players that are allowed to join (since the game becomes private):

  • Rosters (Competitive team players), and
  • Spectators

I should also note that these spectators are not exactly like the regular spectators I mentioned in a previous post.

They’re being handled specifically by the eSports system.

Now, I don’t want to make any promises, but the full featured eSports system might be included in the project code-named Venice at a later time.

So yeah, that’s about it for now.

The Consumerist has named EA as the WORST company in America… for the second year in a row.

They’re getting good at this.

April 10, 2013 EA