Sasbenjr uploaded 2 excellent videos fro…

Sasbenjr uploaded 2 excellent videos from Bad Company 2, rush on Arica Harbor. Great teamplay by him and his squad. I really have to try the recon class sometime.

I like the flash forward he uses. These games go on much longer than a Youtube video so little bits have to be snipped.


Games in a nutshell has a guide to all t…

Games in a nutshell has a guide to all the classes in Bad Company 2:

  1. assault
  2. engineer
  3. medic
  4. recon

I’ve only read the assault one but I’m already wishing I had more weapons unlocked. I hardly have any attachments or the most basic weapons still.


Mini XBLA Games review: Chime – it’s fo…

Mini XBLA Games review:

Chime – it’s for charity, it’s a puzzle game where you have to create 3×3 or larger blocks from a randomly selected shape, think Tetris but the shapes are fully controllable and the shapes you create don’t disappear. I only played one game but it wasn’t altogether clear where to place blocks to full advantage. There is a good game hiding in there but even though a minimum of 60% of the purchase price goes to charity it’s probably not a game I’ll be buying. Great music though.

Polar Panic – you control a polar bear who has to shove blocks to kill the marauding trappers. Great game, cute graphics, and on easy mode it’s very accessible. Tempted to buy it as it’s fun and child friendly. One that my son enjoyed watching me play.

Unfortunately I only have 1240 points left and with the Modern Warfare 2 DLC on the 30th that may be my next purchase.

I had 10 minutes to play something earlier in the day and fired up Bad Company 2, single player for a blast. God, it’s so sedate compared to the multi player online play. I loved it!


So this is what it’s like to play with …

So this is what it’s like to play with super humans …

I decided to try a game of Bad Company 2 after work this evening and started the game with an assault class (XMP whatever-it’s-called assault rifle) as a defender on Nelson Bay. You know, the map set at night. I hate it.

Anyway, the attackers took Alpha so we hunkered down at Bravo fending off all attacks and won very quickly. I managed to kill 13 for 11 deaths. Wow. That was fast.
Next round we were attacking, on the same map. Practically as soon as I spawned my team had set a charge on Alpha and next thing I knew that bomb had detonated. Within minutes Bravo was gone too! I barely fired a shot, didn’t kill anyone and died 4 times. But the game lasted all of about 3-4 minutes. That’s unheard of!


In Bad Company 2 swap classes with your …

In Bad Company 2 swap classes with your medic if he dies so you can revive him! Thanks Geoff for the tip, and David for the pointer to the video!

Today is Paddy’s Day (Not Patty’s Day!), it’d be great to have a game where everyone ran around as leprechauns today wouldn’t it? 🙂


So basically, the person at the top of t…

So basically, the person at the top of the scoreboard is the person who’s played their class the most effectively. They’re the guys who healed the most teammates, or blew up the most enemy tanks, or kept the front line supplied with ammo. Basically, they’re not the people who are best with their guns, but the people best at helping their friends. And that’s an important dynamic.

From the Rock Paper Shotgun review of Battlefield Bad Company 2.


Some Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 …

Some Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 links from around and elsewhere:

  1. How to destroy a base with a UAV in Bad Company 2
  2. Gamer’s View blog
  3. Squad Deathmatch in Bad Company 2. 4 teams of 4 battle it out. The first to 50 kills wins. Haven’t tried it yet. Isn’t it odd that team deathmatch is listed at the top of the game modes in MW2 yet it’s objective games in BfBC2 that are prominent.
  4. Blog of Duty. I liked his smoke grenade post.
  5. New Found Addiction – just in case you’re addicted to Modern Warfare 2. Everything in moderation I say.
  6. How to play stealthy
  7. Games summed up in 5 words
  8. Where to get Xbox Live Subscriptions and Microsoft Points
  9. C4 & Claymore trick
  10. Bad Company 2 Irish clan
  11. Medal of Honor Preview
  12. SMG Guide

The most powerful Doom weapon ever! (via)

Realtime hacking of a C64 emulator! (via)


Woah, couple of good games of Bad Compan…

Woah, couple of good games of Bad Company 2 there. And someone actually had their mic on. Thanks Lars for all the revives. Definitely great to hear your squad mate.

I played as medic too as the first game was defense and after that I wanted to unlock the defibrillator (spell that without a spell checker!) but our squad had one sniper who at one stage was the only surviving member of our team so Lars and I spawned on him running until I realised he was running the wrong way! Cursing we started running towards the bombs and a good 20 seconds later entered the fray. First I got shot, then I heard Lars confirm his death too. Oops.

Our sniper was still sniping from miles away though. By the island on Isla whatever-it-it’s-called when we had moved up to the last target. Maybe he was doing some good but I doubt it and forgot to check his score. *grrr*

Unfortunately we lost but it was a blast. It’s strange the camaraderie created from a shared experience online with total strangers.


Parachute safely to the ground in Bad Co…

Parachute safely to the ground in Bad Company 2 by double tapping X “until you feel a jolt” apparently.

Wish I’d known that last night. I fell to my death from the helicopter when I thought the parachute would automatically open! -10 points for a suicide and an “EPIC FAIL”.

Oh, and as an engineer or medic or assault class, if you’re wondering where your fixing tool, health box or ammo box is you have to unlock them. They don’t take long to unlock however. 🙂


Had a relatively good game of Bad Compan…

Had a relatively good game of Bad Company 2 this evening. I played Rush and managed 12 for 17 deaths, over almost an hour. I know, not many at all but BfBC2 is a whole different game to Modern Warfare 2.

I did unlock the ammo box in the assault class. Makes the noob tube that bit more useful. Splash damage from it doesn’t appear to be as powerful as in MW2 but that’s probably a good thing.

I actually hooked up the mic on my headphones but I didn’t hear anyone else, even when I was wandering around with no ammo asking for an ammo box. Thankfully the medics in my squad were more than able for the challenge of playing with me. 🙂