Battlefield 3 Beta Has "Hundreds" of Changes from Alpha

After visiting DICE last week, VG247 has word that the Battlefield 3 beta test promised for this month is likely still on track, and will include "hundreds" of changes and fixes since the alpha trial edition of the military shooter sequel. "Everything from gun-balancing to the placement of the objectives on the Rush map; we actually moved them around based on [the fact] that the first base was quite hard to take. We are still moving things around on that map to utilise feedback from the alpha. That’s why we’re doing it. It’s not to market the game, it’s actually to test it in a proper way. There are hundreds of things that we’ve changed since the alpha, DICE's Patrick Bach says. "Again, to the beta question, we are releasing the beta before the game and we are actually changing stuff based on that before we ship the game, even though you could argue that that’s very late close to the ship of the game, we will still have time to do, for instance, day one patches and changes to the Battlelog that will actually be game-changing." Access to the Windows version of the beta will be is guaranteed for those who preorder the game from the Origin Website.
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Well, has there been an official explanation of the 2 year Expiring time on Origin yet?

**EDIT: TL/DR version: yes, ToS updated August 25,2011. **

Aka is it definitively:

1) After 2 years of non use of an individual GAME, you lose that GAME.
[From my reading of the ToS, apparently this IS the case.]

2) After 2 years of non-use of your ACCOUNT, you lose ALL games.
[Also from the ToS, yes this is the case.]

3) Then the killer aspect: even if you use your ACCOUNT, if you don't use each individual GAME(and remember almost all previous EA games are now Origin games), then you lose each of those GAMES, regardless of how active your total Origin account is.
[From my reading of the ToS, this is the case.]

ToS Here

**Search for 24. It is under Chapter 5 Content and Entitlement Availability. ** OLD ToS!?!?

*EDIT*Hrm, holy shit, they seem to have updated this to remove the 2 year thing.

Of course, it still says content/Entitlements (what a horrible legal term) will be removed at their disgression, but the 2 year thing appears to have been removed since August 25, 2011. Hesitant "yay" on my part.

Well, BF3 has gone from being a boycott back to at the very least a bargain bin game...

For the record, old ToS verion from June:
"We do not guarantee that any Content or Entitlement will be available at all times or at any given time or that we will continue to offer particular Content or Entitlements for any particular length of time. We reserve the right to change and update Content and Entitlements without notice to you. If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use."

New version (August 25th):
"We do not guarantee that any Content or Entitlement will be available at all times, in all countries and/or geographic locations, or at any given time or that we will continue to offer particular Content or Entitlements for any particular length of time. We reserve the right to change and update Content and Entitlements without notice to you. Once you have redeemed your Entitlements, that content is not returnable, exchangeable, or refundable for other Entitlements or for cash, or other goods or services. "


Internet lawyers, feel free to say if the August version is better or worse, it sounds worse, but there is no time stamp expire clause...
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