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Post by trog @ 11:17am 28/01/10 | 33 Comments
Just a heads up for those of you interested in the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta it launches tomorrow at 4am AEST. We'll have the client available for download at that time (in the unlikely event it survives that long before leaking or getting published on some other site and they toss the embargo out the window), so make sure you keep an eye on our files section!



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TiT
Posted 11:23am 28/1/10
where can i get key from that what i want to know
Totenkopf
Posted 11:29am 28/1/10
Im getting key today ..woohoo!!!
Trauma
Posted 11:40am 28/1/10
Is this an open beta or will AG have keys? or do I get one for pre-ordering?
trog
Posted 11:41am 28/1/10
We've asked for keys but not sure if we'll have some. A couple of Aussie sites will have them so I don't think they'll be hard to find.

I would be massively surprised if you didn't get one for pre-ordering. Why else would you pre-order?
TiT
Posted 12:01pm 28/1/10
i would rather try before pre order
Lithium
Posted 12:07pm 28/1/10
Preordering on steam gives access to the beta... $49.99 USD for limited edition.



Trauma
Posted 12:39pm 28/1/10
No mention of beta access for pre-order, I pre-order from GAME UK for better prices and speedy dispatch.
Khel
Posted 12:58pm 28/1/10
I really have no interest at all in this game, I don't understand why its getting so much hype and why people are so excited about it. I mean, the first one flew almost entirely under the radar, I think I only know 1 person who even played it, and yet this one is getting hyped to no end.

I mean, it doesn't look like a bad game or anything, but it doesn't look like anything particularly special or interesting either, I don't get why its whipping people into a frenzy and getting them so excited.
ctd
Posted 01:18pm 28/1/10

I really have no interest at all in this game, I don't understand why its getting so much hype and why people are so excited about it. I mean, the first one flew almost entirely under the radar, I think I only know 1 person who even played it, and yet this one is getting hyped to no end.

I mean, it doesn't look like a bad game or anything, but it doesn't look like anything particularly special or interesting either, I don't get why its whipping people into a frenzy and getting them so excited.

sing it sister.
trog
Posted 01:19pm 28/1/10
reckon khel, it's just another milk-the-BF-brand.
infi
Posted 01:56pm 28/1/10
Looks pretty kick-arse to me. This could be the next big large-team competitive game since BF2.
Mephz
Posted 01:59pm 28/1/10
I agree. If it has the pizazz of COD4/MW2 Multi with less gay (S*** hosts, lame netcode whereby you watch a killcam after you stab someone 3 times then empty a clip into them only to witness you apparently just stood there with your fist up your ass riding your rifle like a broomstick cowboy)...

Then I'm in, but for all intents and purposes, I went for it mostly because I oved 1942, then Loved Desert Combat, but for the life of me, I absolutely hated infantry combat, it was always broken - you could empty a clip into someone at point blank range and only half the bullets would hit etc. etc. even over a lan.

I'm hoping they've fixed all this (it seems to be good from vids) in BC2.
blaze0041
Posted 02:29pm 28/1/10
Main reason for the whipping frenzy: MW2 failed to deliver a multiplayer experience worthy of the PC. IWNet pretty much screwed over everyone outside of U.S. BFBC2 will have a server browser when the full game is released. Essentially, almost everyone who hated MW2 PC is looking forward to this one.
hollowgr4m
Posted 02:41pm 28/1/10
lmao at the cynical morons!!!!!!!
TiT
Posted 03:00pm 28/1/10
im in two minds with this game... i do like the SP of CODMW2 however multiplayer is gay.... its just deathmatch.. i like it when there is somesort of direction to where you need to go and not be respawned everywhere on small map...
Thundercracker
Posted 03:02pm 28/1/10
Less QQ more pew pew imo
mrmatt
Posted 03:03pm 28/1/10
for us pc players its been a long time since Bf2 that is why
re so
Posted 03:08pm 28/1/10
battlefields problem has always been those dumb vehicles and an awful engine.

spamming a spawn point from the other side of the map is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!1!!!! ha ha take that idiots I killed u
Jabroney
Posted 03:20pm 28/1/10
I'm in the beta competition, and we have our first game on the 10th of February, so i'll let you guys know if this is going to be a goer
Midda
Posted 03:29pm 28/1/10
I pre-ordered it. I think it looks pretty cool, more interesting than Modern Warfare 2, as far as multiplayer goes (which I also pre-ordered).
ctd
Posted 03:37pm 28/1/10
Anyone think that BF games in general 'feel' retarded? Like walking around, shooting, running and gunning, jumping, sniping... pretty much it all feels like you are carrying some down syndrome around with you.

The opposite of this would be like source, hl, id tech, ut, etc.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:01pm 28/1/10
Yes, It feels like your walking around in molasses or or something.
Rod
Posted 05:14pm 28/1/10
The only thing I play at present is MW2 because it is the only thing around at the moment. Its better than nothing but I don't really like it. The problem with MW2 multi is that its mostly just close quaters combat. Its just a test of reflexs, which is fun at first but gets boring quick.

I am so looking forward to playing a BF game again where finally tactics and strategy will really start to matter again. And where I can finally find a decent sniper whoring position. In MW2 its a bit hard to hide your sniping position when the battle is confined to the kitchen and the longest range you can sight a target at is 2 feet away.
Khel
Posted 06:01pm 28/1/10
for us pc players its been a long time since Bf2 that is why


You realise its not a made-for-PC game right? Its a console game, ported to PC, just warning you.

Its also a sequel to a game that went out of its way to be different from the normal Battlefield formula, so is it really the best place to look for a traditional Battlefield experience?

Just some things to ponder.
Totenkopf
Posted 08:57pm 28/1/10
where did you get thats a console port? they are releasing it for pc at the same time as the toys you call consoles,battlefield 1942 and its 2 expansion packs ,bf vietnam,bf2 and its addons,bf2142, all for pc, the original BC was for consoles only yes,it graphics werent mind blowing,no matter as the battlefield series is not about graphics but gameplay.
ctd
Posted 09:01pm 28/1/10
They gave away 3000 keys on GA but they are all gone already :S Guess I will wait for the demo to see if this is any better than previous games.
Khel
Posted 09:15pm 28/1/10
where did you get thats a console port?


Just using a bit of deductive logic, since its the sequel to a console game, and as MW2 showed the console versions sell waaaaaaaaaaaay more than the PC versions, I can't imagine any sort of scenario where the PC version of the game would be the lead SKU.

I mean, the new engine that Dice developed for Battlefield 1943, they developed it for consoles. They still haven't even brought that game out on PC yet because it was taking them longer than they thought to port the engine to PC. Surely that should give you some indication of where their priorities lie.

But at the end of the day, I'm just guessing, playing devil's advocate to the fanboys who are determined to love it. Heres hoping it suprises me and turns out awesome, cos I did used to enjoy a bit of Battlefield back in the good old days.

last edited by Khel at 21:15:34 28/Jan/10
Totenkopf
Posted 11:22pm 28/1/10
Bad company 2 demo out for xbox live users now!!
Boga
Posted 02:12am 29/1/10
It sure is thanks for the heads up
Pinky
Posted 08:29am 29/1/10
The only thing I play at present is MW2 because it is the only thing around at the moment.

lol, quick guises, close down AusGamers because there's only one game and you've reveiwed it already.
Thundercracker
Posted 09:20am 29/1/10
www.3fl.net.au has the beta for download for all you iinet peeps
Midda
Posted 09:50am 29/1/10
It's on Steam now too, downloading it now.
Pinky
Posted 09:55am 29/1/10
im in two minds with this game... i do like the SP of CODMW2 however multiplayer is gay.... its just deathmatch.. i like it when there is somesort of direction to where you need to go and not be respawned everywhere on small map...

Oh are you for real! Wow. I'm definitely not buying that game. I was waiting for it to go on special. What happened to S&D and stuff?

The best model I reckon is the BF2 and so on where you respawn on your squad. When the squad's dead you start again. That's so much better and allows you to play with your mates properly.

Games like L4D2 with rooted server browsers and limited capacity to join in with your mates (i.e., you pretty much have to start the game with them, you can't reserve slots and by the time you start L4D2 the slot is taken and you have all the hassle of trying to kick someone) are detrimental to social gaming, which is what it's all about.
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