Are you Ready for Battlefield 3? Holy Crap, I know I am.

I don’t play a lot of games. I play maybe one major title a year, and some smaller ones may end up on my desk every now and then, but I usually spend most of my gaming time on one specific title. For the last few years, that’s been the “Call of Duty” games. I can’t help it. They’re easy to get into, easy to play, and a hell of a lot of fun, especially when you’re playing the team objective-based games. Plus, what’s more satisfying than owning some noobtuber when you’re only armed with a little ol ballistic knife?

Anyways, I’ve seen and played the “Battlefield” games, including “Battlefield 2”, and while interesting, they didn’t hold the same addictive nature as the COD games to me. That is, until I saw these videos for EA’s latest in their “Battlefield” line, “Battlefield 3”. It’s a simple enough title, but DAMN, there’s nothing simple about this game.

For starters, the graphics are insane, thanks to the new Frostbite 2 gaming engine. I mean, how real do you want your game to be? “Battlefield 3” might just get you there when it lands on all platforms December 31, 2011.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite™ 2, the next instalment of DICE’s cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.

I know, right? A lot of big promises. Well guess what? They might have actually done it: