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Post by trog @ 09:50am 08/04/10 | 45 Comments
The Steam website has announced that Modern Warfare 2 will be free to play on Steam this weekend. If you haven't had the chance to check out this game (you know, because there's no demo version) or you haven't bought it already (which seems statistically unlikely) then this is your chance!

You can start pre-loading it now, so fire up Steam to start the bits flowing.



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Latest Comments
konstie
Posted 09:50am 08/4/10
thanks for the offer, but i'll pass.
step
Posted 10:04am 08/4/10
(which seems statistically unlikely)
How so? Not going to touch this with a 10ft pole.

Also remember reading articles about their states sales figures for PC being "inaccurate" to say the least.
RockitMan
Posted 10:15am 08/4/10
No dedicated servers; no care. Will stick to BC2.
`ViPER`
Posted 10:25am 08/4/10
isnt it like only 8 hours gameplay for the single player? so you could finish the single player easily in the free weekend.
`ViPER`
Posted 10:28am 08/4/10
its seems that the free weekend is only for multiplayer?

LAME.
TicMan
Posted 10:41am 08/4/10
No dedicated servers - no purchase! Surprisingly a lot of PC gamers (outside of QGL) I know also share this sentiment too.. I'll stick to BC2 for now with it's awesome dedicated serverness.
parabol
Posted 10:46am 08/4/10
its seems that the free weekend is only for multiplayer?

Indeed.

As if they would allow someone to plow through the single-player campaigns of the inflated 90.00USD game for free.
Hogfather
Posted 10:51am 08/4/10
Pass.
Dazhel
Posted 10:55am 08/4/10
thanks for the offer, but i'll pass.
kirkoswald
Posted 11:31am 08/4/10
I'll stick with bad company 2 -

Unless anyone can give me a reason(s) why i should play this insted?
deeper
Posted 11:46am 08/4/10
it'd be such an awesome game if it had dedicated servers, it's a real shame

so many cheats getting around
Trauma
Posted 12:13pm 08/4/10
it'd be such an awesome game if it had dedicated servers, it's a real shame

so many cheats getting around

Indeed, I just can't get into BC2, too slow, too annoying, too console. Pity cuz it has dedi servers.
greazy
Posted 12:15pm 08/4/10
kirkoswald - single player is meant to be awesome and it's only 8 hours long. it's like a cool demo, if you have the downloads to spare, I'd say jump on this hoe like she's clean.
maxeva69
Posted 01:37pm 08/4/10
I have fun on multiplayer, if there is only one cheater (who is making it obvious for everyone else) .. I count that as a win, better one than two ! ... you generally find the hackers cant beleive it when they get killed so they probably insta-complain in the text chat .... spot them out .... shame them out!
DM
Posted 02:30pm 08/4/10
isnt it like only 8 hours gameplay for the single player?

I finished it on hard in around 5 hours. Would of done it sooner but there are a few parts they intentialy made bulls*** hard just to keep you stuck and lengthen playtime.
Python
Posted 02:41pm 08/4/10
Single Player in MW2 fkn rocks!

I enjoyed the game!
HERMITech
Posted 02:54pm 08/4/10
If I bothered it would only be to play a coop game with H@MMER cause some of the challenges in single player.
Similarly, I'm disappointed that BC2 doesn't have the option for local servers.
eXemplar
Posted 03:00pm 08/4/10
I'm looking forward to the DLC for the PC, so it would have been nice if that was out already. The only downside to MW2 so far for me is no custom maps and no ability to votekick.

Can you sort by ping yet in BC2? Can you join a friends game yet?
infi
Posted 03:01pm 08/4/10
Thanks for the offer but I'll be playing Bad Company 2 on dedicated servers.
HyperJ
Posted 12:48am 09/4/10
Apparently a ridiculously high number of people shelled out another $20 for the "stimulus package" map pack, so we can all look forward to being charged for remade maps from now on...
ctd
Posted 12:55am 09/4/10
How can you prefer cod6 over BC2? It is pretty much the same s*** but BC2 has dedicated servers, destructible environments, and kickass vehicles.

Though besides maybe cod2 all cods are s*** and for f*****s.
reLapse
Posted 05:02am 09/4/10
Not even slightly tempted.
iWhoop
Posted 05:41am 09/4/10
How can you prefer cod6 over BC2? It is pretty much the same s*** but BC2 has dedicated servers, destructible environments, and kickass vehicles.

You forgot how awesome not having any kind of team balancing in BC2 is and how awesome it is to have a team of 4 people spawn raped by a team of 12 people and just how awesome not having any kind of decent server browser or friends system it is. Oh yeah BC2 is just so f*****g awesome it's awesomely not funny.

awesome.
ctd
Posted 10:54am 09/4/10
maybe you are just s*** at the game c***? Uninstall it plz so I don't risk being on your team. Best to uninstall your whole computer out the window while you are at it.
eXemplar
Posted 11:18am 09/4/10
It's kinda the point of dedicated servers to have a central, peered, server point for low pings right? BC2 does that well, however when you can't even find the servers because ping=??? and needing to type case sensitive names to find a host? Seriously, WHY? I just want a game I can jump in and play with a few friends, I don't want to spend half an hour coordinating which server to join.

Yes, BC2 is good for having dedicated servers so 10 out of 10 for style, but minus several million for good thinking.
infi
Posted 11:42am 09/4/10
I spend about 15 seconds searching for servers, usually via history or my friends list. It's not that difficult at all, but people will always find something to complain about.
TicMan
Posted 11:45am 09/4/10
The case sensitive search & not being able to filter on ping is dongs but after doing 2 searches for Australia and australia and adding a bunch of servers to my favourites list it takes bugger all time to get into game.
eXemplar
Posted 11:57am 09/4/10
people will always find something to complain about.

Like stating you're going to be playing a different game due to no dedicated servers?
infi
Posted 12:07pm 09/4/10
Well that is a fundamental departure from the way the product has been presented in the past, so it's not minor like whether the server browser works or not.
iWhoop
Posted 02:03pm 09/4/10
maybe you are just s*** at the game c***? Uninstall it plz so I don't risk being on your team. Best to uninstall your whole computer out the window while you are at it.

What drugs have you been smoking? How is it my fault there's no auto team balance? How can I control the fact that d***wads change to the winning team and then sit outside the spawn of the other team and shoot them as soon as they spawn? Yeah you're probably one of those idiots who sits outside spawn because you're too s*** at the game to get a kill any other way. How about you go throw yourself out the window. noob.
ctd
Posted 07:29pm 09/4/10
yep youre s***. s***c**** always find excuses. also cod is s***

last edited by ctd at 19:29:45 09/Apr/10
iWhoop
Posted 07:47pm 09/4/10
Your post is that short and you had to edit it? Throw out your PC and buy a console, you don't deserve to play with the big boys.
ctd
Posted 07:53pm 09/4/10
lol says the downsyndromer who can't figure out how to join servers. Face it br0 you can't join servers and you struggle to kill noobs - classic signs you are s***.
infi
Posted 10:48pm 09/4/10
you two guys are so awesome, please stop fighting. hugs?
eXemplar
Posted 10:53pm 09/4/10
Let's stop the fighting and all play hello kitty island adventure.
jimeh
Posted 03:31pm 11/4/10
I was originally gonna buy it for sure... then wasnt when i heard about the lack of dedicated servers.... Then i just got it anyway cos i was bored :P

So the deal is... Sure, dedicated servers would be much better. You often get the host leaving mid game and s*** hosts with no bandwidth or games that just close before they start...

But its also COD6 and one thing they do have is the numbers playing. I've been able to find games 24/7 since i got the game. Theres ppl playing now and ppl playing at 4:20am.

As far as the game goes the guns are awesome. All the classics like A4A1, UZI, m16, ak47, mp5, p90, etc, etc. I thought the gameplay in BC2 beta was horrible by comparison.

The rounds are short and sweet, the maps flow really well so theres always action and theres a lot of stuff to unlock.

Just wanted to say this to ME, really, before buying. If you really wanted to play it but thought it would be unplayable... Well... 90% of the time it plays perfectly and its really pretty fun. Rip off price tho.
natslovR
Posted 03:40pm 11/4/10
Had I read this thread in time I still wouldn't have bothered. The no ded servers is a big deal, and bfbc2 is still a lot of challenging fun so there's no need to bother with something else unless people were raving about it as significantly better.
parabol
Posted 04:10pm 11/4/10
But its also COD6 and one thing they do have is the numbers playing. I've been able to find games 24/7 since i got the game. Theres ppl playing now and ppl playing at 4:20am.

Even if everyone on the planet was playing at 4:20am it wouldn't change the fact that dedicated servers would significantly improve the gameplay experience. Lower latency, more consistent latency (i.e. the average player's mum sending an email on her laptop won't lag everyone out), more reliable servers, centralised servers that you can regularly join.

Of course this doesn't affect nor anger console players as much. Their in-game movements are already lagged and compromised by having to use a controller in an FPS (lulz).
iFraktuRe
Posted 04:58pm 11/4/10
I dunno if it was patched in or what, but the server I was on today had auto balance.
Pharcyde
Posted 05:47pm 11/4/10
br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0 br0


Credibility: Shot to s***.
iWhoop
Posted 06:00pm 11/4/10
I dunno if it was patched in or what, but the server I was on today had auto balance.

Yeah I've noticed some servers are starting to enable the auto balance feature.

lol says the downsyndromer who can't figure out how to join servers. Face it br0 you can't join servers and you struggle to kill noobs - classic signs you are s***.

I can join servers just fine, I'm not the one who said they couldn't find any servers. I said the browser was s***, not impossible to use. I also don't struggle to kill anyone, I can kill them quite easily. I said you have 12 people sitting outside the spawn of the other team, you really do need to work on those trolls more because you're talking about stuff I never even mentioned.
ctd
Posted 06:04pm 11/4/10
Sorry mate but there is cl_excuses written all over your post. Waaaa spawn campers I can't kill them waaaa. The game even helps you after you die by showing their location. Noobs always looking for the excuses after dying but the reality is you are just s*** and will never be an internet superstar.

br0
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:08pm 11/4/10
So I've given the COD free weekend a bash. The game itself is quite good, it has an excellent feel to it, very responsive unlike Battlefield. I like the overall gameplay features of Battlefield better, such as the maps and vehicles.

Having no dedicated servers and the game being riddled with blatant cheaters (what's with that?) is a total deal breaker though. If only they could combine the epicness of battlefield with the responsiveness and feel of COD, with dedicated servers, that would be win.

Bah
Posted 06:12pm 11/4/10
game being riddled with blatant cheaters
yeah i was getting annoyed with constantly being shot in the back, so i found a bathroom and camped with my back against the wall... only to be shot in the back, killcam comes up and shows some guy walk along, look up at a wall and fire a few rounds into it.

Games ok, but i have always hated iron sights
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:31pm 11/4/10
Is the p2p model for gaming inherently bad for anti-cheat systems?
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