Evening Reading: Bad Company 2 Almost Here!

By Brian Leahy, Feb 26, 2010 5:00pm PST

As we head into the weekend, it occurs to me that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is almost here. Sadly, we won't have one more weekend with the beta before Tuesday's release, but I'll take the time to reflect upon why I'm looking forward to this game in a big, big way.

Battlefield 2 was one of my all-time favorite games (ever). I used to play on the TacticalGamer servers, which required you to squad-up and have a microphone connected. Suffice to say, it fostered a good amount of teamwork and intense virtual battles. There were some especially good pilots that played on those servers.

Personally, I played as a medic and focused more on keeping my squad alive than getting as many kills as possible. It was a golden-age of PC FPS gaming. Men were men. PC games were PC games. The twelve year-olds were focused on Halo 2 on the Xbox. Times were good.

DICE's focus on PC gamers for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is encouraging. We keep dedicated servers, clan support, and an interface developed specifically for the PC version. Man, they even released a trailer detailing the PC specific features:

I wish EA and DICE a smooth launch and hope to see you all on the Battlefield on Tuesday! With that out of the way, let's get into the Game of the Evening. Another one of my favorite PC games ever:

Baldur's Gate 2 - "Sequel to a revolution in computer roleplaying games Baldur's Gate 2 boasts one of the longest completion times of any game in history. With more than a hundred hours even an incomplete game it seems Bioware's first ever sequel (and second ever sequel to this day) couldn't take "more" seriously enough. Released to critical acclaim and still remembered and played more than a decade from it's release Baldur's Gate 2 stands as shining example of giving people more than their money's worth." (locater16)

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  • Just saw the video. Wow friends list, and auto updates. Now that is progress. Wish I had that on my PS3 or XBOX 360.
    And you can use a mouse! Get out. And nomore of that crazy analog movement crap....no that one really sucked. And wait! This one really excites me the most, you can adjust frame rates. No we can finally go back to the day when the guy that could pull the best frame rate had an unfair advantage on the other. Man I sure missed the ol Quake2 and 3 days being dominated be the campers and cheaters of the day. Get this one the amount of textures in the game
    can no be upped or downed. Will they scew the game play Counter Strike style? Less detail for the detailed impaired. Wow I have missed those days so dang much!
    How I have hated the level playing field afford by a standardized platform, where this media can be enjoyed by more people.

    Again the PC gamer snobs raised their collective head and show that is not so much about game play as it is about having the one up, be it more ram, faster cpu or a $500.00 video card to play.
    Geeze just the reason a abandoned the PC GAMER PARADISE to begin with.
    I bet the game will even update your video card sound card, and motherboard drivers all at the same time. Now if only my PS3 or XBOX360 could do that.....;)