In an effort to prove Battlefield 3 is a much bigger deal than Bad Company 2, DICE has revealed that the threequel's current open beta has six times the number of simultaneous players than its previous release
The news should stop there really, but Videogamer decided to do a bit of digging. The website reports that Battlefield: Bad Company 2's beta had about 230,000 simultaneous players. By..
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That's expensive. EA's slapped a $14.99 price tag on the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam expansion pack. They've also dropped us a brand new trailer. But the price - good grief the price. Although, to be fair, you do get a bunch of goodies with it. Check out the trailer after the jump and make up your own mind.
EA's finally detailed the anticipated Vietnam expansion for DICE's popular Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shooter
The package, which is due out this Winter, includes four new maps, six new vehicles, a 60's soundtrack and 15 time-specific weapons. It'll basically add a whole new layer to Bad Company 2's multiplayer, then. No details on the price yet, but...
EA's just released a trailer for the so-called Ultimate Edition of Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The game's shipping to stores across the US as we type, and will hit England on Friday, September 3rd. The pack includes a few extra bits and bobs. Aswell as a copy of Bad Company 2, you'll also receive: the four-player co-op mode Onslaught, Battlefield 1943 and some extra multiplayer gubbins. Needless to..
Disney Interactive's Toy Story 3 is still top of the UK sales charts
That's despite a surge of interest in Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, which jumped back into second position from fifth. Elsewhere, there's plenty of life-style toff for the Nintendo platforms (what the heck is Art Academy!?) and the usual first-person shooter suspects in Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The full..
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EA confirmed during their press conference last night that their upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot would be getting a multiplayer beta starting June 21st
Players will get access to two maps and will be playable on the PlayStation 3. EA also revealed a new rewards system for fans of shooter games — the "Gun Club" will provide members with benefits including in-game content, early access to..
So, in what's totally not a knee-jerk reaction to the Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Vietnam setting, EA's announced a new expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which takes players to - you guessed it - Vietnam
We'll update you with details as soon as we get them. EA's also announced a new "Gun Club" service, designed to reward those who...
The UK software charts are in, and there's very little surprise as far as number one goes
Yep, apparently British people still like to kick balls around a field, as FIFA World Cup 2010's still in pole position. Uh-huh. XBOX 360 exclusive Alan Wake managed to place in second whilst Capcom's Lost Planet 2 entered in a respectable third. There's little else to talk about elsewhere as the usual mix of..
EA's announced today that they are adding a four-player online co-op mode to their hit shooter, Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The mode's called "Onslaught". Apparently it'll be playable on four maps - Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay - with each being redesigned with new lighting, time of day and vehicles. Apparently each map will have a different gameplay focus. No..
Huge success for Sony and their Santa Monica studio last month, as God Of War III went on to rule the American software charts selling a whopping 1
1 million copies in the country. Kratos managed to oust out March's other big releases in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Final Fantasy XIII, the latter of which performed better on the Playstation 3 SKU. March was a good month for Sony, with four of the..
Not much to see on the UK's software sales charts this week
Ubisoft's Just Dance is still number one, with Just Cause 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shuffling places. Elsewhere, there's a lot of Nintendo. JUST DANCE BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 JUST CAUSE 2 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 WII SPORTS RESORT WII FIT PLUS POKEMON SOULSILVER FIFA 10 POKEMON HEARTGOLD NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.WII SONIC..
This week's UK sales chart has to be the most generic list in a long time
You've got Ubisoft's Wii Just Dance dacing game at the top, with last weeks leader Just Cause 2 in the runner-up spot. You've then got Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Then Pokemon. Then Wii Sports. Then Pokemon. Then Fifa. The Wii Fit. Then Super Mario. It's about as predictable as the sun going down this..
That "pun" has been run into the ground and stomped on so many times we really shouldn't have used it
But that's exactly why we did use it. Ha-hah. Incredible. Anyway - without further ado, here's your British sales charts news: Just Cause 2 is number one with a bullet. Or should we say grapple hook? Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are still lingering the top ten, with God Of War..
SEGA's Yakuza 4 has topped the Japanese software charts for this week, shifting a hearty 384,000 copies
The numbers are a little lower than those of Yakuza 3, but still extremely respectable. Elsewhere, the God Of War Collection managed to place 13th in the Japanese software charts this week, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 not far behind it in 15th.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a military, multiplayer shooter has sold a ton of copies in Europe and the US
That's right: EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has mustered sales of over 2.3 million over the last couple of weeks. Interestingly, aswell as the hard sales figures, EA has provided some more light-hearted facts pertaining to the game's success, such as 81 billion points racked up..
DICE has announced that anyone who's redeemed their VIP code for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will receive mode updates for both the Arica Harbour and Laguna Presa maps on March 30th
That's the same day as the XBOX 360 version of Modern Warfare 2 gets new multiplayer maps. Interesting. Anyway, if you've redeemed your VIP code, you'll totally get this...
Winning the war
Heavy Rain's affair with the number one spot of the British gaming charts is over (though it still sits at a respectable fourth place). Indeed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has taken the top spot this week, with 31 per cent of the sales being accountable to the PS3 SKU. SEGA got a double hit with Aliens vs Predator and Sonic &...
Worry not guys, the ApocalyPS3 has totally 101% passed, and you might be looking to pick up some games to make up for it
Well, what with the month being March, there's plenty to choose from, so let's hop to it. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Just about edging out MLB 10: The Show, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is...
It seems to me that every video game has multiplayer these days
More or less. And even when it's debateable whether a game should have multiplayer (Bioshock 2 springs to mind), the resulting component tends to be rather impressive. But that causes its own sub-set of problems, particularly for someone like myself who has to play through multiple...
EA has announced that between the Playstation Network and XBOX Live, over 3
5 million people have downloaded and tried out the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo. Which indeed bodes well for the DICE developed title which is set to launch next month. EA will hope they can replicate a degree of Modern Warfare 2's success.
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Despite initial reports that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo would only hit the European PSN tomorrow, EA has announced that it'll also hit the US PSN too
Hurrah. The multiplayer demo is now due in both the European and American regions tomorrow. Erm... And that's all.
The executive producer of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Charles Magnusson, has told Eurogamer
de</a> that he believes Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer is simply "better" than Modern Warfare 2."I certainly respect our colleagues and they have made a first-class title on the legs, but I think we simply have a better, richer multiplayer experience. Exactly what we wanted..
DICE has confirmed that the Playstation 3 will get its second-dose of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as of next week (that's February 4th, folks)
Sadly Americans, that February 4th applies only to Europeans, as those of you in the land of NA will have to wait until February 11th. The game's due in early March.
It seems no-one at EA can talk without mentioning that Modern Warfare 2 is in their cross-hairs
Medal Of Honor is already being touted as a Call Of Duty contender; and it seems EA excpect the same from Battlefield: Bad Company 2. DICE's Robbie Bach explained to GamerZines:A lot of people ask us about Modern Warfare and they compare us to Modern Warfare, so when we answer questions about that it..
As promised, GameTrailers has revealed the world-first footage of DICE's upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2's single-player campaign
It looks a lot more serious than the last one. But also rad. Real rad. <object id="gtembed" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="380"..
If you, like us, are rather excited to see just how Battlefield: Bad Company 2's campaign is shaping up, then you best jump over to GameTrailers where there'll be the first footage of the game's single-player campaign. Of course, if you can't be bothered to jump onto GameTrailers, chances are we'll post the video here when it's live. Don't say we don't do anything for you, yo.
British retailer GAME (the ones with the purple logo) have outed the date of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's scheduled demo
According to their listing, the demo's due to start on February 4th, 2010. It'll run for three weeks on the Playstation Network. Officially, there are no details from DICE nor EA; but we're taking this date as fact, or close to the measure.
EA Europe's Jen Uwe Inat has described March's launch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as the first "strong attack on Call Of Duty" in an interview with MCV
In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first strong attack on Call Of Duty, he told the publication, The shooter space is one we dont want to give up. Its an important genre and we were the number one. So we..
You know what, it's got to a point where we could talk and talk about Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but honestly, do you really need us to? Hit play and prepare to be astounded
Modern Warfare what?
EA's big boss dude John Riccitiello has told Kotaku that EA's relaunch of Medal Of Honor is an attempt to win back the FPS crown from Activision
Im not saying its going to happen tomorrow, but in the way that Activision sort of alternates sequels of Modern Warfare and Call of Duty and owns the leadership position in FPS , between Medal of Honor and Battlefield, I want it back, he said..
At this point, if DICE can match Infinity Ward in general gunplay, balancing and lightning matchmaking, we absolutely have no qualms suggesting that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 might top Modern Warfare 2
It's a huge task, the best parts of Infinity Ward's shooter are the gunplay, but Battlefield possesses the "big war" feel that Modern Warfare 2 can't even get close to. Very impressive..
As expected, just ahead of Activision's "big night", EA has released a few new shots of the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Which predictably look rather amazing. We just feel like EA should let Activision have their moment for now - seeing as by the time Battlefield: Bad Company 2 comes around everyone will have shut the hell up about MW2.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continues to look like the go-to shooter of next year (sorry MAG) with just an epic sense of battle going on
Remember, if you're a Playstation 3 owner you'll be able to check out the game from November 19th thanks to an exclusive beta on Sony's platform. Hurrah.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will get its own Playstation 3 exclusive beta launching this coming November 19th
Details are scarce right now, but the beta will come as part of a preorder bonus (sigh!) with selected retailers. Check the list here for all the names of participating retailers. The beta will focus on one of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's new...
EA have told Blend Games that details about a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo will arrive, like, this week
No prizes for guessing whose thunder EA would like to steal. Seriously though, no prizes. We got nothing. Nadda. Go away.
We know all anyone can think about is Modern Warfare 2 when it comes to first person shooters
But blimey, this Battlefield: Bad Company 2 trailer is absolutely breath-taking. Graphically it doesn't look far off Killzone 2, and the epic scale of a typical Battlefield game looks to be in tact. In short, if you've seen nothing on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 yet, you should watch the above trailer.
DICE have just confirmed they will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on March 5th in Europe/March 2nd in America
They describe the game as true all out war and the definitive multiplayer game available. They even cited their respect for the Call Of Duty franchise, essentially claiming Battlefield is better.
Who loves Battlefield 1943? We do
The weapons feel great don't they? Presumably you'll want to use those weapons in the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2. No problemo, a Tweet from the official Battlefield Twitter suggests that the sniper, rifle and machine gun will all make a return in Bad Company 2. It's possible the weapons may be a bonus for...