Bad Company 2
First impressions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer
November 10, 2010
If you game, you know Call Of Duty: Black Ops came out yesterday. While this is the 7th installment in a long series of Call Of Duty games, it really is “Modern Warfare 2: The Second”. By that I mean Treyarch just took the engine that Infinity Ward made for Modern Warfare 2 and reused it. At first glance that could seem like a bad thing, after all it means they really don’t have anything new in the engine. The reality though is this really isn’t all that bad. MW2 had a great engine and a great multiplayer experience. The real question is, will Black Ops manage to expand on MW2?
Review: Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2
June 25, 2010
After some mucking about on EA’s part, Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 finally made it to the Xbox 360. I spent a bit of time playing it and I thought I’d write up a quick review to answer the burning question in most people’s mind: “Is Onslaught worth $10 (800 pts)?”
Battlefield 2: Bad Company – Onslaught Mode Now Available
June 24, 2010
Jon was going to write up a quick bit about this, but he is too busy trying to play it to do so. Expect an actual review of this new content at a later date. Currently, you can only get it from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace right here for 800 MS Points ($10 at standard rates). The in game access to the store does not currently show it.
FanimeCon 2010 Wrap up: Part 2 of 5 – Saturday
June 2, 2010
== Saturday == Today’s entry starts almost exactly where yesterdays left off. Ya see, the 12th floor (where we were) is apparently party central, and Friday night (and by default, Saturday morning) is party time. So guess where the party was? Directly outside of our door. While the hotel might have great sound baffling between rooms, not so much between you and the hallway. So up until about 3am, every so often a group would (generally) be coming from the, or going to the, elevator (directly outside our door). There were loud and obnoxious and woke me up repeatedly. Generally though, they’d be gone in less than 5 minutes, so it wasn’t worth trying to call security. Not exactly my favorite way of starting a day (or ending it, depending on how you feel). The day itself actually started… oh hell… I can’t say a specific time, but eventually I was conscious, out of bed, and caffeine infused. Coke Zero & Doughnut holes, while not healthy, is a great way to take me from grumpy to hyper in nothing flat. After that it was off to breakfast at a place called Peggy Sues. They are your typical American restaurant in the fact that they serve enough food (per person) to feed at least 3 normal people. As a side bonus, their breakfasts were much cheaper than the $15 hotel buffet John enjoyed (he actually slept thanks to the joys of earbuds).
Bad Company 2: Easy ‘Demolish Part 2’ Achievement
March 30, 2010
I’ve been playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 quite a bit. In fact, I’m getting close to 100%ing the achievements. Normally, I’m not an achievement whore like some of my game playing compatriots, but BC2 makes it fairly easy (and enjoyable). This past evening I was working on finishing ‘Communication Issues’ and ‘Complete Blackout’ (destroy the M-Com/Satellite boxes) and I found a really good guide to the locations. During that I figured I’d try and finished ‘Demolish Part 2’ which is the achievement for destroying 50 houses, I found a really easy way.
How To install an Xbox 360 Game onto your Harddrive
March 18, 2010
Since I’m an avid 360 gamer it might come as a surprise to some, but I’ve never bothered to install a game to my Xbox 360 hard drive previously. Frankly I’m running an old (basically launch edition) console with a 10 GB hard drive, I don’t really have that much space for game installs. I figured I’d give it a try though. Here’s the steps: Boot up your console and put the game in Get to the main menu Go to My Xbox Go right and select Game Library Wait for Recent Games to populate Press A on your game (should be top one in the list) Select Install game to hard drive and hit A Wait At this point, god willing, your game will have installed.
Review: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
March 8, 2010
As you may well know (perhaps from our earlier entry), Battlefield: Bad Company 2 came out last week. I’ve devoted most of my game playing time since then to playing the game and thought it was about time to do a review. Now some of this review of Bad Company 2 (BC2) will be a comparison to how it stands up against Modern Warfare 2 (MW2). It isn’t that I believe the games are in anyway the exact same kettle of fish, but MW2 is the undeniable “big shooter” of the moment, so it is that which all other new shooters will be compared against (until something undeniably better comes out). Let me give you the ultra short version: It is definitely an improvement over Bad Company 1. My major complaints for BC1 single player were addressed in BC2. The single player campaign of BC2 isn’t long, but it is enjoyable and longer than MW2 was. The online multiplayer is also quite enjoyable and mostly major bug free (so far that I’ve seen). BC2’s multiplayer is much different than MW2 and personally I prefer BC2. If you enjoy shooters in general and haven’t bought BC2, you’re missing out. Now we get on to the long version of the review. First I’m going to cover the single player game and then I’ll get into the online play.
Why we bought Battlefield: Bad Company 2
March 2, 2010
Both John and myself have gone ahead and pre-ordered Battlefield: Bad Company 2 even though we originally had no intention of doing so. I’ve been seeing advertisements for the game for the last month and said “meh” to it. I had enough games to play, not enough free time, and Modern Warfare 2 has been satisfying my multiplayer needs (not that I normally multiplayer much). This was up until we actually got around to playing the demo the last week before it was shut down. So what changed? Well first off in my research on BF:BC2, I saw a video which was showing off PC dedicated servers and game play, but more importantly their test server was named “Server of DOOM and cake”. This is a server name I fully approve of. I mean, who doesn’t love doom and cake? I know I do. Beyond devs with a good sense of humor, there was a demo that was enjoyable to play.