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

Posted by Ryan (1263 posts) -

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 Justin.tv 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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#1 Posted by Ryan (1263 posts) -

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 Justin.tv 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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#2 Posted by Druminator (1676 posts) -

Oh sweet.

#3 Posted by Terra1909 (312 posts) -

Can't wait to watch this.
#4 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Why not on PS3?

#5 Posted by Elbon (368 posts) -

what about PS3 can we not play?

#6 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@Dany said:
" Why not on PS3? "
Why not PC?
#7 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:
" @Dany said:
" Why not on PS3? "
Why not PC? "
Read Ryans article again
#8 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

The reason why they can't do PS3 is because... hhmmm... I really don't know. Why can't they do PS3?

#9 Posted by MG1989 (19 posts) -

yay pc!

#10 Posted by IamTerics (400 posts) -

What? No PS3? This is the only popular shooter that I'm good at.

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#11 Edited by Elbon (368 posts) -

you know I was really looking foward to this TNT as it was the first time that I had the game for it, but no PS3 makes me sad

#12 Posted by TheCheese33 (347 posts) -

Why not PS3? I have the PS3 version, damn it all!

#13 Posted by NoPantz (11 posts) -

PC! BOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

#14 Posted by immike (714 posts) -

Wow, lame. I have this on PS3.

#15 Posted by Drebin_893 (2895 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:
" @Dany said:
" Why not on PS3? "
Why not PC? "
Oh dear...
#16 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

So now I have a question. Is the dedicated server on PC going to constantly full?

#17 Posted by Olivaw (1215 posts) -

WOOOO DEDICATED BC2 SERVER.
 
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST.

#18 Posted by roylink (128 posts) -

Woot I have the PC version!

#19 Posted by Razma (11 posts) -

Bad company 2!

#20 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@Dany said:
" @ZeroCast said:
" @Dany said:
" Why not on PS3? "
Why not PC? "
Read Ryans article again "
Apologizes for that, I completely ignored everything after 360.
#21 Posted by Vonocourt (2116 posts) -

What a bummer of a time for my Xbox live gold subscription to run out.

#22 Posted by monster9999 (393 posts) -

Pshh do tf2 again lol, but seriously just think about it....TF2

#23 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

no ps3=me not caring. 

#24 Posted by gamebelongtous (65 posts) -

i still dont have bc 2. shameful i know

#25 Posted by Downandout (290 posts) -

Woo PC prepare to be revived to kingdom come people

#26 Posted by Silence (4 posts) -

Excellent! Shame my Gamertag has been stolen for the 3rd time in 3 months. :( I'd love to play with you guys.

#27 Posted by Scrawnto (2433 posts) -
@ch13696: Of course it will. 
 
Seriously though, I wonder if they will be able to empty out the server to get a new batch of players.    
#28 Posted by Yahto (32 posts) -

I haven't even played it since near release... How about a BF2 TNT?

#29 Posted by Advertisement (318 posts) -

no ps3 ftl.

#30 Posted by skunk (240 posts) -

wtf is this crap, no PS3? I was so excited for this whole TNT idea, but now i'm not even sure I want to even watch it anymore.

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

Holy shit! They are going to do a PC version over a console? I think I woke up in bizzaro land!

#32 Posted by AlisterCat (5470 posts) -
@skunk:  The platform should only effect whether or not you can play with them... why would it prevent you from watching it?
#33 Posted by Jangowuzhere (71 posts) -

PC?? sweeet:)

#34 Posted by Rasgueado (708 posts) -
@skunk said:
" wtf is this crap, no PS3? I was so excited for this whole TNT idea, but now i'm not even sure I want to even watch it anymore. "
Wait... what? You don't want to watch because they aren't playing this game on PS3? Or are you upset that you aren't going to be able to participate because you *have* this game for the PS3.  
 
The latter makes infinitely more sense than the former.
#35 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

The one time I have the game for TNT and they're not doing ps3. go figure :(

#36 Posted by DieRunning (48 posts) -

I've been considering purchasing BFBC2, this may just put me over the edge.

#37 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

I don't own this game at all.

#38 Posted by zaglis (909 posts) -
@ch13696 said:

" So now I have a question. Is the dedicated server on PC going to constantly full? "

It will be interesting to see is how many people are on the queue at the same time.
#39 Posted by cytracet (5 posts) -

Wassup? You gonna throw down dog? Wassup?

#40 Posted by VIGGO123 (552 posts) -

I really hope that Giantbomb members are a bit better at teamplay than most of the other players. I am really sick of 50% recon teams!

#41 Posted by Sogeman (862 posts) -

Hope I get a chance to play...and not Onslaught since I don't have that ^^

#42 Posted by ethreet (7 posts) -

Your 360 Friends List is Full, you can't send friend requests to it.

#43 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

Usually I can't play TNT because I have most games on PC. The last couple of TNT's have been great :). Can't wait to try to get into this one. 
 
I'd like to ask everyone if they do get in, to only get in once and try not to keep getting in so everyone else can have a chance. It's only fair that way.

#44 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (346 posts) -

Awesome. Can't wait for this. TNT is one of my favourite parts of Giant Bomb and BC2 is one of my favourite multiplayer games right now.
#45 Posted by skunk (240 posts) -
@Rasgueado said:
Wait... what? You don't want to watch because they aren't playing this game on PS3? Or are you upset that you aren't going to be able to participate because you *have* this game for the PS3.   The latter makes infinitely more sense than the former. "
I should've clarified earlier but yes, I have BC2 for PS3. If I can't play with the GB crew then I'm not going to sit around for 2 hours watching a high profile FPS. If they were playing something I hadn't played or was more interesting to watch then sure, I'd watch it, but sitting and watching BC2/MW2 is just not my cup of tea.
#46 Posted by quicklookman (80 posts) -

NO I HAVE THE PS3 COPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN 

#47 Posted by doejonathan (172 posts) -

I've read somewhere that in 2035 the world will be all out of Thursdays. But until then there will be plenty of opportunities for owners of various platforms to participate in these events. There will be cross-platform games as well as exclusives, deal with it. If this is what makes life unfair to you, well... you have my sympathy. 

#48 Posted by BadSniper52 (600 posts) -

My BC2 would disappear, damnit.

#49 Posted by Renahzor (987 posts) -

Oooo, this should be good.

#50 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

Did they already clear the friends list?

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