Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2’

Highly Scripted – Battlefield: Bad Company’s TV Show

By Nathan Grayson on October 9th, 2012.

Is this an expression of woe or a knee-slide air guitar solo? I can't tell. Leaning toward the latter.

There’s a joke somewhere in here about the current state of first-person shooters and the idea that this is a natural evolution seeing as we’re already basically watching them anyway, but I’m not gonna touch it. And also, that was the whole joke. Battlefield: Bad Company (which is actually quite good; that’s why I didn’t want to peg it with a lowball gag, you see) is coming to oversized living room PC monitors near you by way of EA and Fox. If nothing else, it stars the main characters from the game and isn’t getting Hollymorphed into – I don’t know – the gripping, fart-ripping tale of two buddy cop bros (both played by Mark Wahlberg) and their talking dog, Dubstep. That’s promising, right?

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Bad Company 2 Throws Off DRM Shackles

By Alec Meer on September 21st, 2011.

He's very happy about this news. Honestly, you should see his smile.

As part of an eyewatering 2.6Gb cumulative patch known as Client R11 due for release today, DICE have taken the bad out of Battlefield Bad Company 2. The bad in this case being the icky and pointless SecuROM DRM in non-Steam versions of the game. Hooray for small freedoms! The patch also brings some tasty-sounding performance improvements and bug-splats, as detailed more below.

Sadly, DICE claim expediency required that they didn’t also put out a smaller patch for people who’ve installed all the former updates, so you’ll need to bully your broadband connection into the full 2.6Gb for now. This seems rather cruel, to be honest. They give with one hand, and take with the other, but oh well. Both Steam and the non-Steam versions should auto-update with the new patch right about now.
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Eyes-On: Battlefield 3′s Operation Guillotine

By Alec Meer on August 31st, 2011.

People with camper-vans? Basically terrorists.
Just two months ahead of release, Battlefield 3’s singleplayer mode remains something of a mystery – oddly so, given this game is DICE’s attempt to make their biggest franchise as appealing to lone gunners as team gunners. So getting eyes-on with a never-before-seen singleplayer level yesterday went some way to explaining BF3’s approach. That approach: MEGA-GRAPHICS, MEGA-EXPLOSIONS, MEGA-WAR. And yet, somehow, it’s also far more subtle and convincing than COD and its recent raft of wannabe crown-stealers.
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Love Is A Battlefield

By Jim Rossignol on July 14th, 2011.

Humvee is a funny name for a thing.
For the past few weeks I have found myself returning to my favourite multiplayer game of last year, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. It’s a punchy rascal of a game, but it also hints at plenty of things that could be better in the future, and reminds us of lots of things that have been better in the past. Things that might be better in Battlefield 3. Or 4. Anyway, what follows is a consideration of what Battlefield games have done right and wrong, and what Battlefield 3 needs to think about.
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The RPS BFBC2 Server Rides Again

By Jim Rossignol on June 16th, 2011.


Multiplay have given us a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 server to use while we warm up for Battlefield 3. It’s live now. Join me! You’ll probably need to search for it in the server browser, so the full name is Multiplay :: Rock, Paper, Shotgun UK Server. I believe the search is case sensitive.

Join our Steam group for notifications of when we’re playing this and other games.

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Ben Cousins Talks Battlefield Play4Free

By Jim Rossignol on March 22nd, 2011.


Electronic Arts are making some serious progress into the sphere of free-to-play games, and it’s interesting to watch this established and old school mainstream publisher gear up to explore that fresh frontier. One of EA’s pioneers heading off into that great unknown is Ben Cousins, who is the general manager of EA’s free-to-play branch, Easy Studios. I talked to him about Battlefield Play4Free. Battleforge, and more.

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Battlefield 1943 Dead, Also Onslaught

By Jim Rossignol on February 3rd, 2011.


And now for the bad news. Blues reports that Battlefield 1943 has actually been cancelled for PC, despite prior news to the contrary. This forum post has the news: “We know some of you eagerly have been awaiting Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC, ” says Karl Magnus Troedsson. “I’m sad to say that these two titles are now officially cancelled. Instead, our talented teams will focus on delivering the greatest possible gaming experience in our next behemoth release. We’re confident this will lead to an even better experience in Battlefield 3, not only on PC, but on all platforms.”

So yes, the failhorn has also been sounded for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC. In other news: not long until the Battlefield 3 unveiling. Fingers crossed, eh?

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RPS Game Club: Sunday Night Manshoots?

By Jim Rossignol on January 13th, 2011.


How is everyone fixed for some shooting of men from around 7pm GMT on Sunday 16th? We shall play Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

The Team Fortress 2 Server: 85.236.100.107:27315, and you can find the RPS BFBC2 server by searching for “Rock”. I’ll create some Steam group event reminders and see you lot there.

Also, a splendid, selfless community type has volunteered a server for some games of Warsow. Anyone interested in that (for another night)?

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Battlefields Newses: Map Pack, Release Date

By Jim Rossignol on December 1st, 2010.


EDIT: I didn’t realise this was a mandatory update. Expect to download 2.6gb next time you play the game! Ugh.

There are two pieces of Battlefield news! First is that the latest BFBC2 map pack will arrive some time today. It’s looking like the best of the map packs so far, with four new maps. FOUR NEW MAPS. JESUS CHRIST! There are two maps from the original Battlefield Bad Company multiplayer, and two from BFBC2′s single player. They’re all redone to make for BFBC2 multiplayer awesomeness. I am going to be playing the hell out of them on the RPS server a bit later. Also, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam will be appearing on 18th of December on Steam and EA Store, and 21st everywhere else. We shall also be playing that. Then.

I’ve posted the splendid, explosive map pack trailer below. Go. Me.
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BFBC2V: Flamethrowers, Guns Made Of String

By Jim Rossignol on November 23rd, 2010.


This weekend I found myself on the RPS BFBC2 server – as part of our rather oversubscribed RPS Game Club – and I began to remember why I have played more of that game than any other this year. Despite its flaws there’s a big bag of What Is Right About Multiplayer Manshoots in there, and I love it. Having done that and then taken a look at this new excellent new video for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam I began to get rather more excited about the upcoming historical expandalone than I had been up to this point. I’m starting to understand how Vietnam will change the dynamic – bringing the combat in even closer – and it’s looking pretty fantastic.

I notice there’s still no release date for this, despite it being slated for “Winter 2010″. I guess that must mean it’s out in December. It’ll be download only, initially only in the EA Store. I will be downloading it.
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BFBC2: No? Oh.

By Jim Rossignol on July 16th, 2010.


DICE says: “The article published by PC-Gamer is not accurate. We are currently researching if Onslaught will be available for PC. No release date.”

Bummer. But don’t blame the messenger, eh? EA/DICE need to get their wires straight.

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