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Posted by Alphawolfy

From my experience in Bad Company 1, defending is usually much easier than attacking, especially if you've got a couple of support guys throwing med-packs down in one area where you can just hold the position. 
 
This looks great, although I wish there was a Beta for the 360 or PC!

Posted by Ronnock

Jeff is seriously terrible at this game, and a lot of others. 

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro
@TOYBOXX said:
" 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. "
It's only available for the PS3. 
 
PC BETA will be in Janurary and will be larger.
Posted by imayellowfellow

looks AWESOME

Posted by dopeman

the framerate seems janky.

Posted by Jackel2072

the game is good, but i still find my self only playing it for a round at a time, then switching back to MW2.

Posted by mordukai

Cool. Now I don't feel as bad because I am not the only one that died 300 bazillion times.  
 
Now you guys need to do a MAG "BETA" Quick Look.  If Ryan thinks that 12 on 12 is a pretty sizable match then he needs to see a 128 on 128 match. 

Posted by Kajaah117

Every multiplayer Quick Look needs to end with an epic team kill. Not sure how you'd top this one though...

Posted by jmrwacko
@Styl3s said:
" I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage. "
Sarcasm?
Posted by MEBs

I can't imagine how many hours this can suck away in a night. Must...resist...

Posted by bitcloud

Getting shot randomly in the back basically defines this game ever since 1942.

Posted by Foshi
@Styl3s: Suuuuuuuuurrrrrreeeee.
Posted by VanderSEXXX

I really like the sound effects of this game. The gunshot sounds are really solid.

Posted by DystopiaX
@Branthog: I know it has something to do with networking on consoles, you just can't have one host host that big of a match. It's one of the reasons IW gave for lowering the size of MP games in MW2, because they didn't have dedicated servers to run huge games out of, no one host can download the data from 63 other consoles and then upload what all 64 players are doing fast enough for there to not be noticeable lag.
Posted by Korosive

I love how Ryan always uses the Metal Slug "Rawket Lawncher".

Posted by big_jon
@Moeez said:
" @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. "

 
Yeah thats bull it still looks pretty damn good.

Posted by big_jon
@jmrwacko said:
" @Styl3s said:
" I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage. "
Sarcasm? "

I really hope youre kidding...
Posted by LaszloKovacs

Man, as good as this looks and as psyched as I am to get back to my campus apartment to play the beta, it just won't feel like Battlefield without a mouse and keyboard. Guess I'll have to wait a couple months for a PC beta though.

Posted by Asembo

Jeff is not a bad player, but he should definetly look around more.

Posted by MrKlorox

Hello pretentious British grammar assholes. We speak and spell this way because it is considered correct here. In school we would get bad marks if we spelled words your way. Please try to take a more open view and realize that there was a tongue-in-cheek tone about what Jeff and Ryan were saying. Almost all other games are localized for North American spelling when they are released here.

Edited by Dethfish

I love the sound effects in BF. It sounds like what I imagine war sounding like.
 
I have a beta code if anyone wants it. I don't have a PS3 so I can't use it.

Posted by Ghostiet
@Dethfish77 said:
" I love the sound effects in BF. It sounds like what I imagine war sounding like.  I have a beta code if anyone wants it. I don't have a PS3 so I can't use it. "

I'd be pretty happy to check it out, if it is NOT only North America and Canada. My PM is waiting.
Posted by WarlordPayne
@supermike6: There's no visible health bar, not that I could find anyway, and health does seem to regenerate but it takes a long ass time.  You generally either get healed by a medic or end up dead.  It's not at all like Modern Warfare or Halo.
Posted by EnchantedEcho

The UI and Graphics and sound are great in this game.
Hopefully I can scrounge up a beta key :)

Posted by HydraHam
@jmrwacko said:
" @Styl3s said:
" I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage. "
Sarcasm? "
Yes it's sarcasm because I (in my opinion) think this game is complete and utter garbage, sorry that you have a completely different opinion then mine.
 
I swear the internet is full of dense people.
Posted by WillyLo

I loved the BF series and though I enjoy MW2 so far... I do wish for vehicles... Perhaps I shall pre-order and cancel for the beta :P.

Posted by Reverseface

British english is the most stupid phrase ever. If you really think hard about what that means. There is no American french or american spanish its just french and spanish. English comes from britain so it's just called English.

Posted by Sjupp

DO WANT

Posted by ThaWhiplash

Wow the tank looks really balanced...

Posted by ADTR_ZERO
@ThaWhiplash said:
"Wow the tank looks really balanced... "

It is really, everybody (including Jeff) just sucks. When I'm on a good team tanks are no problem. Especially because the attackers only get them at the first set of crates.
Posted by HeavyMental

i LOVE the improvements done to the first

Posted by target_render

Jeff, to get the vehicles in a third person view, press UP on the D-pad dude!    My only gripe is the flickery badly aliased graphics compared to the first game.  Hope that gets cleaned up in the final game.

Posted by angelkanarias

It's chile and not everything is first-person, the car can be viewed by 3rd person.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

The amount of 'want' the ReTarDedFisHy is feeling for this game is incredibly high.
Edited by JakJ

C'mon guys, quit getting your panties in a knot every time a difference between American and uk english is brought up, it's so chlidish. They're both100% correct, it just depends on what part of the world you were raised in.
 
 In America we spell and pronounce words differently from you guys. Get over it, It's not that big of a deal. If it really bothers you so much then maybe you should stop coming to an American site and save yourself the horror of having to experience a different culture that does things in a slightly different way than you're used to.

Posted by jakob187
@ReTarDedFisHy: HOLY CRAP!  IT'S A RETARDEDFISHY!  I MISS YOUZE! 
 
Also...this game looks excellent...as expected.  For Jeffsekai, GET HYPE!
Posted by Even
@JakJ: Forgive them, they thought they were on giantbomb.co.uk :P
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Blair said:
" I'm quite pleased with this. "
Posted by e5volcano

The game is pretty ugly. Sound is awesome though.

I think Bad Company 2 will suffer like BF1943, it is very hard to find a good game in BF1943. There are way too many nubs who drive things into water or don't wait for you before launching a boat. The BF series seriously lack any team cooperation 

Posted by JakJ

On topic, This game looks great. I hope they hold over the funny from the first one in single player... all the trailers so far have seemed like they're going more serious.

Posted by kagekage
@Styl3s said:
" @jmrwacko said:
" @Styl3s said:
" I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage. "
Sarcasm? "
Yes it's sarcasm because I (in my opinion) think this game is complete and utter garbage, sorry that you have a completely different opinion then mine.  I swear the internet is full of dense people. "
^ Troll.
Posted by Crolk

omg this game have to come out to PC
Posted by skilzlost

im bloody sick to death of ruddy fps mmo, really there so boring..  
 
theres nothing like a good story and single person fps. the moment they all go mmo is the moment i walk away from gaming all together. 
 
mirrors edge,bioshock, half life 2 there all great wonderful games. and there single person. strange that 

Posted by skilzlost
@JakJ:  
 
pfft. 
 
wat a load of cod bolox  
Posted by bleachedsmiles
@Branthog said:
" @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 "
 I assume you're being sarcastic, because Jeff was obviously being sarcastic, too. UK/British English is its own thing as is American English and one is no more "correct" than the other, except for the region in which you're using it. And really, if UK English is the One True English, I guess the 320,000,000 people in America better start pronouncing things the stereotypical English way, too, eh? You know, we drive cah's and our soda cans are made with al-yoo-mini-yum and we can eat clam chowdah.  Oh wait, already do that. They're called New Englanders. :P "
Ofcourse it was very "tongue-in-cheek" on the whole "dumbing down..ness" - which is why i rolled my eyes at the other kid commenting about my grasp of the english language. 
 
Saying that though, there is no such thing as British english/ American english. It's an american phrase they've suddenly started to attaching to things.. probably in an attempt to make you guys feel more important, and world dominating.. i dunno. At the end of the day though the clues in the title, english! 
 
Adding your own spelling/pronunciation on EXISTING words does not a new language make.  Ofcourse words get adopted from all cultures over time..more so dialect from around europe than America. Sorry.
Edited by skilzlost
ive noticed about 3 posts commenting,  that picked up the slight dis of our language( quote : not being the proper language)  and about 100 Americans jumping down there throat .. get over it ffs.  I come here to watch the reviews and videos, not to be informed that my years of being taught the english language was a waste of time as it is wrong and that the american English is the "correct" English. 
Edited by jmrwacko
@skilzlost: You all do realize that it was just a joke, right? Jeff made that comment sardonically and laughed about it afterwards. The dis about "British English" not being real English is humorous because it's traditionally considered the other way around, and because most of the users here are Americans and identify more with the American spelling. They were making jokes about colloquial phrases in the UK during that quiz game quicklook, and nobody threw a tantrum there.
 

@kagekage

said:

" @Styl3s said:

" @jmrwacko said:

" @Styl3s said:
" I played the beta for about 15 minutes before turning it off and going back to MW2, this game is such garbage. "
Sarcasm? "
Yes it's sarcasm because I (in my opinion) think this game is complete and utter garbage, sorry that you have a completely different opinion then mine.  I swear the internet is full of dense people. "
^ Troll. "

You had such a strong negative opinion about the game after only playing a beta that I thought you couldn't be serious. But I guess you are. Have fun with your game-ending kill streaks.
 
@target_render said:

" Jeff, to get the vehicles in a third person view, press UP on the D-pad dude!    My only gripe is the flickery badly aliased graphics compared to the first game.  Hope that gets cleaned up in the final game. "


The graphics in general are better though, because of the awesome lighting effects and improved destructibility. That outdoors bloom effect is insane, I love it.
 
Also, this is the PS3 version. I'm sure the PC version will have scaled up graphics, including the option for 8x or 16x AA.