The Guardian Technology Games Blog reviewed Battlefield Bad Company 2 a few hours ago. The review is in my feedreader but not on the site. Odd.
Anyway, they gave it the thumbs up with a score of 4/5.
Compared to Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has skulked into the fray well below the radar, but committed fans of military first-person shooters will find it in no way inferior gameplay-wise. If you see yourself as a true, hardcore gamer, you’ll be needing a copy.
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Some friends of mine are/were huge Counter Strike fans. I only played it a few times, almost always at lan parties, but thankfully never came across bunny hopping:
Bunny hopping, or bunny jumping, is a term used in video games to describe the basic movement technique in which a player jumps repeatedly instead of running in order to move faster and/or to avoid enemy fire.
My highest ever score in a Modern Warfare 2 TDM: 31 kills, 1 assist and 5 deaths. Played mostly defensively by occupying the middle building and defending with claymores. I didn’t camp, except when I knew a guy was coming. Ninja Pro helped a ton there.
Ken Burton has discovered the wonderful AA-12 automatic shotgun in his latest video. This is my secondary weapon on my main classes and I love it. Hope I can unlock that grip soon though as the recoil is something awful. Dead effective in a small room! Yes, you definitely need Scavenger to pick up more ammo.
I just added myself to the html5 beta on Youtube. Unfortunately videos with adverts will still use the old Flash player, and I suspect most of the ones I’ll watch there will be those.
Ages ago I wrote an FPS Freek review on my main blog. It’s a small extender that makes the stick on your controller longer, and supposedly easier to use. I thought I should share it here too with a link.
Short summary: don’t bother buying them. I wish MS would allow the use of keyboard and mouse on the Xbox 360!
Playing defensively in Modern Warfare 2 is a lot easier than running and gunning. Sometimes after an intense game of knifing and running around I’ll stand up and my legs will be shaking, with my stomach in knots.
I mix it up and run and gun but a little more carefully now. A lot less stressful! Here’s a good guide to playing defensively. Definitely worth trying every now and again when things get crazy.
Hmm, lots of updates today, mostly catching up on stuff I read during the week.
Just got a message from the seller on Amazon that my Sharkoon headset is on the way! Looking forward to 5.1 surround sound!
Since David posted a video a while back I might as well post this one here.
This game is from January 18th, shot on a Flip Mino on a tripod as I sat slightly to the side. I was wearing headphones so no sound except my occasional grunts and curses. I edited out the bit at the end where I stood up too quickly and knocked over the tripod. 🙂
Oh, and I can’t believe I missed that guy lying on the ground. I stunned him but thought someone else had finished off the job as he wasn’t moving.
Jonathan Ross using Natal. Can’t see myself jumping around in my small home office like that.