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Posted by _Horde

This and MW2 multiplayer being around at the same time makes me feel like my need of awesome online FPS is completely and utterly satisfied.

Posted by Griddler

This looks frustrating

Posted by JP_Russell

Ha, ha, I love how Ryan keeps pointing out enemy soldiers in plain view that Jeff isn't seeing, showing why he's not so good at the game. :P  Jeff is way too much of an unaware run-and-gunner for Battlefield, I think.
 
Anyway, not sure I like the idea of being able to spawn on all squad members.  That means if I'm a sniper in a squad, my squadmates could spawn on me repeatedly and give my position away.  At least in Battlefield 2, you know you're taking that risk as a sniping squad leader.  I don't like that I run that risk by just being in a squad, like that sniper in the tower did with Jeff giving their position away on the gun (though that provided for some great entertainment for sure).
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Posted by big_jon

Sweet. 1600 kills 600 deaths ftw!
Posted by bleachedsmiles

British english?? i think you mean English english! And its about time developers educated the youth of america with the correct spelling of the pretty words that grace your games... rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness
Posted by Artemis_D
@insane_shadowblade85 said:
" @SilvaTone said:
"why isn't this for xbox 360 too  ? wtf "
It's not? That's weird, I always asumed the Beta was available for the 360 too. Must be some kind of deal behind the scenes or something. "
Not really behind the scenes... they announced long ago that the beta was going to be exclusive to the PS3.
Posted by ADTR_ZERO

Yep, I got my code on one the SPOTS on the internet. 
 
They are giving aways codes on different SPOTS. 
 
 
Anybody  else catch that?
Posted by lucifon
@insane_shadowblade85 said:
"@SilvaTone said:
"why isn't this for xbox 360 too  ? wtf "
It's not? That's weird, I always asumed the Beta was available for the 360 too. Must be some kind of deal behind the scenes or something. "

Beta isnt on the 360 as they quite simply didn't need to test it on that platform. GVD from DICE stated that was the reason. PS3 version needs more stress testing of the servers I'd assume, and the PC version must need general testing due to being the first BC title on the PC.
Posted by Agent47CSim2
@Krenor said:
"I'm in the beta as well, while the graphics are awful the game is fun as a battlefield game should be "

What the graphics look superb to me.
Posted by Agent47CSim2

@MagikGimp said:

"British / American stuff comes up way too much in these videos...  *cough* it's pronounced Chih-LEE and bay-tah, like day-tah!! Bloody yanks etc. etc. "


Yes I get that feeling as well 
 
EDIT: I don't know why the text is in bold and it won't go off.

Posted by ADTR_ZERO

Does anybody know if Jeff figured out that he can hit the up arrow and go inot third-person view in vehicles? Anyone? 
 
Jeff really is the worst BF player I have seen. Sorry Jeff, but it's the truth.
Posted by Moeez
@Krenor said:

" I'm in the beta as well,

while the graphics are awful

the game is fun as a battlefield game should be "

lolwut. I don't mind if you say the game looks very jaggy, but c'mon.
Posted by eclipsesis
@bleachedsmiles said:
" British english?? i think you mean English english! And its about time developers educated the youth of america with the correct spelling of the pretty words that grace your games... rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness "
YEAH!
Posted by Agent47CSim2
@bleachedsmiles said:
"British english?? i think you mean English english! And its about time developers educated the youth of america with the correct spelling of the pretty words that grace your games... rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness "

Well said.
Posted by Leviticus128

british english? make it right? correct it?
im pretty sure we had the language first lol

Posted by august
@bleachedsmiles said:
rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness "
Yes, your command of language is truly breathtaking.
Posted by WrenchNinja

Way better than Modern Warfare 2.

Posted by Bucketdeth

I wish these type of games had a little more blood to make it seem like an actual battle, when you shoot someone they should bleed, when they get blown up by a grenade, there legs should blow off.

Edited by KinjiroSSD

Tip: Dart from cover to cover and stay low. Standing in the open will get you killed quickly in BFBC2
 
Also Engineers are op although you won't see that in this quicklook

Edited by MacGeorge

Jeff is making this game look crappy because he's not really good at all.  
 
Holy crap, Jeff and Ryan think that Modern Warfare invented the UAV!!!?? That was Battlefield 2!!

Posted by RadixNegative2

looks great

Posted by the_purgatory_station

that was cool seeing the particle effects blowing up in front of jeff's face and when all 3 got blew up in the tower. 
 
god i love the audio in this game.   
 
oscar mike
Posted by bleachedsmiles
@august said:
" @bleachedsmiles said:
rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness "
Yes, your command of language is truly breathtaking. "

*rolls eyes*
Posted by Meteora

Looks pretty cool. I might pick it up just to alternate between this and MW2 whenever I'm bored. I remember playing the demo and it was a lot of fun but I never picked up on it.
 
Oh and can anyone confirm to me if there are dedicated servers for the 360...? Or is that just the PC? Because I can't imagine how that would work for the 360.

Posted by supalink

btw, You can drive in 3rd Person, forgot what the view switch was.

Posted by august
@bleachedsmiles said:
" @august said:
" @bleachedsmiles said:
rather than inflicting the UK audience with an allergy against U's, and general dumbing down..ness "
Yes, your command of language is truly breathtaking. "
*rolls eyes* "
A prime example!
Posted by Brackynews

Remember, you can't spell Giant Bomb without 

OSCAR MIKE

Posted by Adziboy

I guess it's just me that is still wondering why the same company is making 2 games, from the same franchise one after the other, but not related, but yet are aiming at the exact same target audience. Battlefield 3 and Bad Company for those who are confused.
Posted by Pkshields

Really want to get into this without preordering till i'm sure I want it. Can't tell if i'm going to wait till it's dropped in price or not.

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Posted by Delta_Ass

The wounded indicator on the screen is so much better then Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2's.

Posted by BlackPuma

That's quite a deathstreak Jeff :P

Posted by lacke
@Adziboy said:
" I guess it's just me that is still wondering why the same company is making 2 games, from the same franchise one after the other, but not related, but yet are aiming at the exact same target audience. Battlefield 3 and Bad Company for those who are confused. "
Not really. BC2 is a console game with a PC port while BF3 is most likely a PC exclusive.
Posted by Ransome

why is it so damn bright

Posted by Fbomb

This Beta looks so much better than the MAG Beta I played last night...

Posted by Mu5hy

I put in just over 20hrs into this beta and then last night all the stats got wiped.  Leaderboard was still there with my 999kills and 122111 score, but all the gadgets and weapon unlocks were gone.  Game is really fun, and I'll be buying it in March (for PC).
 
also, I got my key from IGN because apparently I am a "Gamespy founder".... I remembered my old Gamespy ID from like 2001 for Borderlands PC, and I logged into IGN with it and they gave me a key.  Also, official BFBC2 Twitter threw up a bunch of a codes about 8hrs ago.

Posted by TheHT

lol humvee driving into exploding tank and sniper's nest collapse were great.

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Posted by VibratingDonkey
@Meteora said:
" Oh and can anyone confirm to me if there are dedicated servers for the 360...? Or is that just the PC? Because I can't imagine how that would work for the 360. "
There are. It works by you connecting to one of those instead of another player. I presume only the PC version will have a server browser and allow users to set up their own servers. That's the version to go with if you have a choice in the matter. My PC tends to make most games crash so... :\
Posted by Meteora
@VibratingDonkey: What? Seriously? That is so cool. The reason why I didn't get into the first Bad Company was that I felt the game was lagging too much, unless they had dedicated servers for the first one.
Posted by gbrading

Yep, Battlefield 2, with destructible environments. Nothing at all wrong with that; I personally enjoy it. Very atmospheric looking game, and brilliant sound effects.
Posted by growl

up on the D pad puts vehicles into third person

Posted by Tactical_Kill

Game has great graphics. Also great QL. Spawning in the sniper nest was great.

Posted by enemymouse

rocket laownchers, yessir!

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Bullet drop for all weapons and enemies are killed with fewer bullets. 
 
It's already a vast improvement on BFBC.

Posted by supermike6

It looks like this has regenerating health, but the first one had a health bar. Can anyone comfirm the health scheme? I thought a health bar was a better fit for this type of game.

Posted by HydraHam

I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage.

Posted by dagas

never played bad company, but it has more destructible environments than most games and its always fun to play stuff up.

Posted by ezdude

I've seen a whole building fall!! Awesome!!!

Posted by TOYBOXX

Playing Bad Company 2 Beta on the PS3! It's nice to see a gaming website, such as this, play on all systems equally instead of favoring a particular console.

Posted by Cristoflanga

Dude I live in Chile and there's no war, no ghillie suits and definetly not a weird arabian dude shouting stuff at dudes. There is desert though.

Posted by thegriefer

The reason youre sucking is youre just running around towards the enemy. Let the enemy do the running you do the shooting, defend those objectives, they'll come to you.