You want to play Electronic Arts' Battlefield 3. I know this. I want to as well. You can't yet though, not until October 25. ...or can you? Yes! Between now and the game's holiday release, DICE will be conducting tests of both the alpha and beta builds of the game, as detailed in a new blog post on the Battlefield Blog.
The beta kicks off in September, and it is open to those who bought Medal of Honor: Limited Edition last year. The alpha is already underway, but it's a little harder to get into. This is a closed test, and by invite only, so you'll need to have your EA Profile set up to receive the official newsletter to be eligible. You'll also need a fair helping of luck, I would think.
Source: Battlefield Blog