My Wish List for 2011

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Soon we’re going to kiss 2010 goodbye and welcome in 2011.  There are a few things I would like to request from my fellow online gamers for the new year.  I think this will improve online gaming for the new year.

  • When the game is rated M for Mature, let’s not let our young children play it.  No, I don’t think it is cool that your eight year old son (or daughter) can fly the helio in Bad Company 2 better than you can.  I don’t think children should be exposed to violent games, nor do I think they should be exposed to my swearing.  I don’t want to have to tone it down because I realized there’s a kid playing.  Plus, I don’t really want to hear your 12 year old use language I don’t think they should have heard, much less say.  Am I old fashioned?  Yes and I won’t apologize for it.
  • Don’t yell, “Revive me! Revive me!” when you’re behind me and I’m a medic.  It doesn’t help that you didn’t call my name and I didn’t even know you were there.  And, certainly, don’t call me a douchebag when I don’t turn right away to revive you.  It isn’t cool.  And, the next time I see you playing, I’m not reviving you.
  • Watch each other’s backs.  If I’m playing sniper and you’re playing something else, I promise to watch your back.  If I see you surrounded by two guys, you take out one and I’ll do my best to take out the other one.  I would expect you to do the same.  Yes, we all want to be the best player, but – with the exception of free for all in Call of Duty – we need to stick together.

Well, there you have – my list. I’d like to see your list. Feel free to post your own in the comments!

Battlefield Bad Company 2

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The horror of it all!  I went to play Bad Company 2 over the weekend and the game wouldn’t work.  I don’t know what went wrong, but somehow the disk was cracked.  I take very good care of my disks, so this had to be sabotage!  No, I’m kidding.  I’m sure it was an accident.  It might’ve happened when I tried to take it out of the case.

Anyway, I went to Best Buy on Saturday, used what was left on my gift card and purchased Battlefield Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition.  I am really glad that I did.  The Ultimate Edition comes with a code for Battlefield 1943, which is a game I’ve never played.  I can tell you this – I suck at it.  I’m not scoring very high and I haven’t managed to earn one trophy.  However; my lack of skill does not diminish my enjoyment.  I am finding that the scope in 1943 is not as efficent and good as the scope in Bad Company 2.  I’m having a very difficult time shooting people at any distance.  I’ve, also, noticed that it will take three or more shots to take out an opponent while using a rifle, but it only takes an opponent one or two shots to take out me.  But, it might be me.

Also, the Ultimate Edition includes the Onslaught Mode for Bad Company 2.  If you have not all ready downloaded this version of multi-player, I highly recommend it.  This is more challenging and you have to work as a team in your squad in order to win.  You play against the computer AI, but still, it is challenging.  I’ve been playing on Normal and I’m about ready to try my hand at Hard.

I play online using the PS3 – my screen name is BentleyGadget – if you would ever want to join me online.

Bad Company 2 – Quick Review

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I purchased my copy of Battlefield Bad Company 2 today.

Wow! Bad Company 2 starts off in 1944 and the first mission is a little strange.  Flash forward to whatever year this is supposed to be and you’re Preston Marlowe again.  Didn’t we get the gold at the end of Battlefield: Bad Company?  Shouldn’t we be on a beach somewhere drinking a fruity drink? Not freezing our butts off in God knows where? And, where’s Mike 1 Juliet?

This time it is way harder.  Controls are a lot different.  I like these controls better.  And, I’ve all ready died more times than I care to admit.  But, I’ve earned two trophies.  I can see why game informer mag gave it 9.5 out of 10.  I am confused why they went up to a mature rating – I understand the reason it received a mature rating, I was just wondering why EA and Dice went from teen to mature on this series.

Quick Notes (since I haven’t finished the game):

I like the new way to move through your weapons.  The old way of L2 and R2 just didn’t cut it for me.  I like that you can have two different rifles.

I don’t like the fact that the heal yourself is gone – I don’t seem to get out of the way fast enough to survive a head on attack.

Once I’ve either finished the game, I’ll post a better written review.