Freddiew And Corridor Digital BF3 Commercial

I hope EA didn’t pay too much for this:

My first reaction was “meh, that’s it?”.  Did you hardcore gamers think it was cool?

Hat tip: Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

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Frank December 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

Not impressed.

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Nick December 18, 2011 at 01:03 am

I liked it. It was short, but it’s something that every seasoned Battlefield player experiences several times in a gaming period. Teammates take all the vehicles that have 3-6 empty slots for other players, but leave with only themselves or one other person. You get desperate for some action, so you throw some C4 on a jeep as soon as it spawns and smash it into a tank for some lulz. Good stuff.

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bryce December 18, 2011 at 01:11 am

that’s awesome
they actually have that bobcat tractor on Wake island and you can drive it and do exactly what the do in the video

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Church December 18, 2011 at 06:25 am

yeah that’s what everyone does in the game. But for a commercial it’s boring as hell. It’s only going to appeal to people who get it, and they already have the game…

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Jusuchin (Military Otaku) December 18, 2011 at 10:01 am

Considering it’s for a 30 second spot, they managed to get the hilarity one can get in a BF3 game. And the fact they were asked to go from storyboard to post-production in 10 days. Probably not as much, but it does show that they’re starting to make bigger names for themselves.

That said, damn Freddie, I’m still working on unlocking the MG36. Suppression Assist Kills are hard when you’re actually trying to get them.

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CHAOS December 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

I laughed because i do the same crap all the time. Mobile C4 delivery FTMFW. i think the gaming community will enjoy it.

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Halo_Storm December 18, 2011 at 01:40 pm

What do you mean “meh, that’s it?”.
It’s a 30 sec advert with a good amount of work and money put into it.

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ENDO-Mike December 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Maybe it’s because I don’t play BF3, but I thought it was boring. The MW3 one with Jonah Hill was better in my opinion.

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JohnnyComeLately December 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Dude you are turning into a pro-level armchair quarterback when it comes to Freddie W videos.

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ENDO-Mike December 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

hahah no doubt.

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jpcmt December 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I love doing the “Jihad Jeep” thing and it’s hillarious that FreddieW captured that heavily used game “skill.” Be nice to see a gun fight where two people are spinning around in circles 10 feet from each other dolphin diving and rolling trying to get the perfect headshot. Or claymore spamming.

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Fillabuster December 19, 2011 at 07:30 pm

Remember what I said about being bitter and cynical? ;) You can probably tell by my IP that I’m in the industry, and if EA is anything like my company, there are layers upon layers of POGs (persons other than gamers) that have a say in, or are directly in charge of, advertising. I’m trying to think of a better 30 second ad that shows how BF3 is unique, could be accomplished in 10 days, and is under X dollars… oh, and fits with Freddie’s aesthetics and humor (I can’t think of anything better, but I’m not a “creative”). I actually wanted to approach Freddie to do a viral video for one of our games (not a shooter) but there were so many hoops I would have had to jump through that I simply gave up. Also, you posted a vid a while back of some on-stage demo of a game and you called shenanigans on it being live. Not sure about everyone else, but all the games I’ve presented on stage have been live code (and yes, you’re praying the entire time that you don’t crash).

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ENDO-Mike December 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Yes I noticed your host name in the past and googled it!

hahah @ POGs, I haven’t heard that one before.

Yea as small time as I think they’d like to still appear to their youtube fan base I imagine contacting the Freddiew franchise to do some work isn’t as simple as just dropping them an email.

I don’t remember that game demo video you’re talking about, but it sounds like something i’d say. Yea a crash would be embarrassing, but I supposed it has happened to the best of them.

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Fillabuster December 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

It might be that simple on Freddie’s end, but on our end, you’ve got to get approval from Legal, Marketing, PR, Corporate Compliance, etc… and then you have to get those same approvals from the originating territory (the title I was working on is developed/produced out of Europe).

BTW, keep up the good work – this blog is my connection to the “shooter lifestyle” and has introduced me to Freddiew, Terminal Lance, and a few other sites that I now check regularly.

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