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It's Christmas soon, and everybody's getting into the spirit, some more than others. CoasterBP certainly took it to extremes when he covered his house with 7,000 computer controlled Christmas lights, but we're glad he did, because otherwise he wouldn't have spent his time carefully synchronising them to the Battlefield 3 theme song. Best BABA BA BABAABA ever.

Check inside for a festively lit selection of PC gaming news:

Battlefield 3 trailer shows single player campaign, tanks, jets, shouting and WAR

Tom Senior at

The launch trailer for Battlefield 3 is here. It's got everything you'd want from a military shooter campaign. Important men in shirts shouting about MARINES and INSURGENTS, shots of tanks rolling through dusty streets, jets blasting away from an aircraft carrier. Then all out war. My hopes for Battlefield 3's single player campaign just sprang up a notch.

Battlefield 3 trailer shows multiplayer maps, massive base jump, aircraft carrier

Tom Senior at

We recently took a look over Battlefield 3's selection of nine multiplayer maps, mentioning one that starts with a half kilometre base jump. Watch that very base jump in the new multiplayer trailer. It is awesome.

The video also shows most of the new maps, many of which we haven't seen before. There's the urban night-time one set on the streets of Tehran, a fight for control of an aircraft carrier and some shots of the Back to Karkand map pack. We've seen so many Battlefield 3 trailers now that the Battlefield 3 riff has drilled itself into our brains to the extent that we can only communicate in frenzied bursts of static. Baba ba babaaba. BABA BA BABAABA. Send help.