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Panama Canal Conquest with Stuntman Duck

I have something special for you today. This is a Bad Company 2 game of conquest on Panama Canal that we played a few weeks ago. Duck did his stuntman thing on the quad bike and whirled around celebrating base captures and we did win, but I’d like to thank Chris for taking the time to do an absolutely brilliant commentary. Much better than I could do!

Actually, this reminds me of an incident last night – Duck and I defending on Oasis and we both took out a tank with our repair tools without knowing the other was doing the same. Afterwards we celebrated with a double teabagging before noticing a recon in a building right next to us. He got a taste of Duck’s knife for good measure. Good games!

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Operation Hastings unlocked

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If you’re a Bad Company player on PC then load up the game because a new Vietnam map has been unlocked!

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I’m on top of the world

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Managed to land on one of the windmills in heavy metal!

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Tips for tweaking Bad Company 2 (PC)

Playing games on consoles is so straight forward. Pop the CD into the machine and hit play. PCs are a bit more problematic. Bad Company 2 has many options for tuning and here’s a few I found this morning. I’ve found others and I’ll add them to this post when I find them again! 🙂

  1. Reddit
  2. Gamers Underground
  3. More Reddit
  4. geforce tips for BC2
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The Hill 137 Boat Trick

If your boat loses its outside shell you can do some crazy things with it. Anyone have this happen to them?

I’m not sure how to blow up the skin, but I have a vague memory of someone doing that on Atacama Desert with a vehicle there. Charges had to be placed in specific places to blow up the outer shell.

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Hill 137: Get into the tunnel!

How to get into the tunnel if you’re coming from the NVA side. That might explain how in my very first game there were a few enemy at the mouth of this cave. I lobbed a grenade in and got a hit marker but I didn’t know the terrain at the time so I got killed eventually. (via)

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Bad Company 2 Vietnam: Cao Son Temple

A game recorded two nights ago in Bad Company 2 Vietnam on PS3. Thumbs up if you like it please!

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Rockin’ in Vietnam

BfBC2 Vietnam finally came out on PS3 last night and it was my first evening of dedicated Vietnam gameplay.

I started on PC with Tye Webb, messing around on Heavy Metal. We started on the same team on an empty server and tried to land our heli on one of the windmalls dotted around that map. After the first few failed attempts we were separated into different teams but we still kept trying and could chat over Steam chat. I did manage to land the UAV and both of us almost managed to land helicopters on them. Good practice for flying though. After a few minutes others joined our game and as I was watching Tye, I saw a tank on my team fire on him! After that he switched teams and we rocked the game and won. 🙂
Must have been in there with some noobs because they were useless at flying (says he!), hovering near my tank and just waiting for me to kill them with a tank shell. Never did that on console …

Later on I joined Paul and Gavin and had a great time on Xbox. We rocked there too and I discovered that it is possible to survive flame throwers if you’re sitting on top of a medic pack. Nick won’t be happy to hear I ran medic most of last night but medic packs strewn around the area saved me and my team mates more than once!

After about an hour I hopped onto the PS3. Unfortunately there were problems. Everyone lost their rank and specialisations although we did have our weapons I think. Still, it evened the playing field for all and we had some great games. I joined bigpresh but Mike joined our game on the other side and sent me an invite and I swapped teams. Thankfully bigpresh swapped teams later! 🙂

Damn but there are some bad choke points in the Vietnam expansion! On Vantage Point if you have Charlie in a game of Conquest and can’t break the enemy at Bravo it’s really hard to flank. Thankfully my team mates did just that near the end of the game but it wasn’t enough unfortunately. On Cao Son Temple playing rush there are a few choke points too. One or two defenders kept us at bay for several minutes until we broke through to their base. Hell of a fight.

Good games everyone!

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I wish I hadn’t played Bad Company 2 Vi…

I wish I hadn’t played Bad Company 2 Vietnam on PC first.

I had a very quick 5 minute game with TheFingersHurt on Phu Bai (say that in Cork and they’ll think you’re a local commenting on a nasty smell.. “The smell of that pooh, bai. It’s terrible!”)
Anyway, I got slaughtered as we joined a game of Conquest where we got overrun 110-0.

Still, back on topic. Over the weekend I played Bad Company 2 for the first time on PC and struggled with it but admired the gorgeous graphics. I didn’t think they were that much different to that on the consoles but now having played Vietnam on Xbox I’ve changed my mind. Maybe it was because I was so used to the graphics I didn’t notice, but since Vietnam is all new I certainly did on those maps. Now I know what PC owners say when they say games recorded from consoles look muddy.

Golly. I need to lie down.

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Success at BfBC2 on PC?

Well, this was a turn up for the books! I hopped on to a BfBC2 server that had the text “noob” in it’s title to find a game on Heavy Metal and then Harvest and I did well! I even shot a Black Hawk out of the sky with a tank shell!

I’m sure it’s a fluke, but I’ll still celebrate success!