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Thursday Night Throwdown 08/05: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

You won't smell very clean by the time it's all over.

Do you like the visceral drama of a modern military setting? Do you like hearing soldiers shout and curse in multiple languages? Perhaps most importantly, do you like pretending to shoot guys in the face? Then tonight's the night, as we'll be playing some Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from 4PM to 6PM Pacific Daylight Time on this week's Thursday Night Throwdown!
If you want to get in on some of the Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, and maybe even a little Onslaught action tonight, you can send us a friend request to GBTNT on the Xbox 360, or just join us on our dedicated BC2 server on the PC, which you can find on the in-game server browser as "Giant Bomb/Tested Slamma Jamma Super Happy Fun Time." If you'd rather just kick back and relax, you can watch the live video stream below or chat it up on Giant Bomb's official channel, which we'll be pulling questions from during the broadcast.  
UPDATE: Show's over folks! Thanks to everyone who suffered from my helicopter piloting. If you missed it live, you can watch the archived version below.


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Posted By Eaxis

 and it's over
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Posted By mrbubbles

YES! I WAS KILLED BY JEFF and you could totally see my name MR.BUBBLE5

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Edited By Baal_Sagoth

Woohoo! Didn't expect PC BC2 but it was fucking great. Also I achieved my life's goal of being on TNT as a player :)
Need some sleep now though its 3am over here.

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Posted By illmatic19

So pissed I missed the first 40 minutes.

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Posted By Marz

was fun,  was in the first game for the PC portion.  They booted us too quickly though :(   since we were already halfway through the match.

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Edited By Downandout

OK blew up jeff or ryans tank with a UAV, and knifed norm in the face twice I think that night was rather productive =D gg to all who played was awesome.

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Posted By LiquidSwords

Yikes! These TNT's finish in the UK @ 2 am!

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Posted By vince_kupo

Lol, first part was hilarious

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Posted By Gaughan

Great TNT tonight, loved Ryan's playstyle. Thanks GB.

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Posted By Spoonman671

How long do the crazy surface-of-Mars visuals last?
I don't know, but I need to find out!

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Posted By EpicBenjamin

Amazing TNT!

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Posted By ky326

The first hour of xbox madness was great. Choppers FTW!

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Posted By LiquidPenguins

Well that was a lot of fun.

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Posted By captain_clayman

UGH I always miss these

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Posted By swamplord666

was in the second Xbox game on the opposing side :) Was just disappointed that the giantbomb community insta-left once the giantbomb crew moved onto PC. 

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Posted By Claude

That was a lot of fun. Great job guys.


I am out.
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Posted By Zimbo

One of my favorite TNTs ever  I reckon. 

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Posted By LiquidSwords

Secret ending!

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Posted By Scrawnto

Totally killed and was killed by Norm. Almost got Jeff while he was in a tank.

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Posted By armaan8014

I only got ot watch 20 mins of the TNT as it's morning here and I'd just woken up. DAMN! I wanted to play so bad! BF:BC2 PC someday again?
Please!   T__T

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Posted By armaan8014
@captain_clayman said:
" UGH I always miss these "
me too. Feel like crap, since I have this for the PC and didn't get up early enough.
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Posted By zaglis

Killed (I think) Jeff 3 times. YES, I COUNTED AND I AM PROUD OF IT.

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Posted By Darksaw

I shot Ryan in the back, like a real man!

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Posted By mmzOne
@LiquidSwords said:
" Yikes! These TNT's finish in the UK @ 2 am! "
TNT's end at 4am, if you happend to live alittle further away. :/  I did manage to get in as a player, so it was worth it.
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Posted By Pkshields

Got in a little late, but that was crazy fun to watch tonight. Ryan's playstyle was unrivaled as usual!

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Posted By SquirrelGOD

...Those first 20 seconds of the archived footage are all that I'll be seeing as I sleep tonight.

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Posted By Mu5hy

Just need to say that, the first 20 seconds of the 2nd archived video shows me Knifing Jeff in the back. 
Pretty much made my day.

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Posted By SquirrelGOD

Anyone else having sound trouble with the archives?

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Posted By RobotHamster
@ThePhantomnaut said:
Hey I remember that, good times... good times.
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Posted By adoggz

The fuck. when did this happen? NO ONE TOLD ME!

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Posted By Scrumdidlyumptious

Damn I thought this was 360 only so I went back to sleep.

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Posted By DG991

I got to play in this one, yay. 
It sucks that they kicked the whole server though.... we all played for about an hour and then the GB crew played with us for 10 mins, and then we all get kicked and they play about another hour -_-

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Posted By Example1013

good stuff. After watching all that gameplay footage, I may be down for putting away MW2 for a bit and picking up BC2.

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Posted By YoThatLimp

Damn woke up super early just for this, got into the 2nd game but was kicked on the 360, was hoping to get another invite but noooo. 
Next time!

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Edited By SBYM

Holy crap, Ryan's method of playing Battlefield is amazing. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at watching videogame footage before. Ryan, you truly are the commanding officer of Worst Company.

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Posted By wonkyaddict

Damn this was a really good one.  Keep up the good work!

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Posted By m1k3ines

The most funny TNT yet...

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Posted By consolesman

Great TNT

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Posted By beef_melody

Non-sequitor marathon!

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Posted By Bollard

God damn! They even read my Gamertag out and said it was cool, but I couldn't join cause that bloody 500mb update was only at 61%. 
Ah well, thanks for the shoutout GB!

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Posted By bluesun

That was just Batman Bananas.
Especially when that tank blew up. Good times.

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Posted By Wacomole
@bluesun said:
" That was just Batman Bananas. Especially when that tank blew up. Good times. "
That and the, "If I can't have it nobody can" exploding helicopter take-off.  
Have to agree with most people here that the first hour on the 360 was by far the funniest TNT on record.  
I may just watch it again... 4 teh lulz (you see what I did there?)
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Posted By simian

I laughed pretty hard when Vinny talked about Vancouver.
Also I wasn't going to stalk Brad while he was up here in Canada but now that I know Drew is with him...

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Posted By VIGGO123
@danimal_furry said:
" Sorry Vigo. It is funny. Hahahahahahahahaha! "
Haha, no problem man, I found it hilarious myself :)
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Posted By JoshVanDanger

What the?! I can't believe I missed this.

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Posted By ZmillA

Anyone else offended by kessler's remark about the japanese?

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Posted By King_wiL

DAMMIT! The week you finally play the one multiplayer game i play ALOT and i'm working away all week. though my housemate said you were plagued with server problems on the 360, he got some invites but couldn't get in the game apparently. Oh well, at least i get to play the "Spot StingerMK2 in the friends list" game

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Posted By swamplord666
@ZmillA: it was a bit insensitive and you could definitely tell there was some awkward silence. but hey, i'm pretty sure it wasn't a comment that was meant to offend
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Posted By Jayross

Kessler is young, cut him some slack, but I guess it was a bit out of line. Anyways... 
I thought the first half of the quick look was pretty amazing, the last half kinda sucked though. I hate Panama Canal on conquest.