Submitted by jayblings 2203d ago | article

Modern Warfare 2 is Out, Bad Company 2 is In

Pixel Enemy: Modern Warfare 2 has been in the hands of the gaming masses for a few days and already gamers are looking to get their next FPS fix. With no dedicated servers on the PC, PS3 servers crashing, and some calling the game a $60 DLC pack, it seems Infinity Ward might have dropped the ball with MW2. Fear not, because for once it looks like EA (yes, that EA) is coming to the rescue with Battlefield: Bad Company 2. (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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WildArmed  +   2203d ago
really pumped for the beta. Saw the beta walkthrough and was like... fuk yeah :)
presto717  +   2203d ago
this is exactly what i have been saying
bjornbear  +   2203d ago
With you on that one =)
BF:BC2 will come out and i'll be there =D

CANT WAIT FOR BETAAAA hope i get codes =)
jammy_70  +   2203d ago
why is everybody h8ing on MW2
its got a short but ok SP, good MP and the spec oops is great aswell, you call that DLC? its a solid 9 of a game though. but nothin now can stop U2 cumin GOTY
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sikbeta  +   2203d ago
is not entirely the game, knowing is more like MW1.5 than a real improvement, is Act/IW attitude more than anything IMO
DViOUS1ONE  +   2203d ago
Dropped the ball?
How did they drop the ball? Last time I checked it sold 4.7 million copies in ONE DAY!! Before it even came out everyone was like "oh we're not buying this and doing this" because you guys developed some hatred towards it for some reason, but in the end those haters didn't even make a so much much as a dent not even a scratch. BF BC2 looks good but it will never be as big as MW2 get over it.
Sarcasm  +   2203d ago

Why cant people just play games anymore and leave the politics to the gaming politicians.

I'm enjoying MW2 and I'm going to enjoy BFBC2. I don't care. I'm done clicking anything MW2 related on N4G because it's nothing but a MW2 bash fest.
morganfell  +   2203d ago
That justifies it. A ton of sales have to mean the game is great. When people go out and buy something en masse just because they liked the previous title it must be outstanding, right? It's a guarantee.

No Timmy, it doesn't work like that. IW sat on their laurels, ripped off some PC modders, and through a fresh coat of paint on COD4. And some gamers are willing to say it.
Syronicus  +   2203d ago
"Modern Warfare 2 is Out, Bad Company 2 is In"
We'll see...

Last time around:

- COD4 sold 14 million copies

- BF:BC sold 2 million copies

Now tell me that BF doesn't have one heck of a hill to climb to even match COD... COD just does it right and I can only hope that BF makes a better game but if it doesn't feel and play as good as COD, then it is just another failed attempt and will die off quickly like all those before it.
SixZeroFour  +   2203d ago
its not "out" yet...last i checked, anyone on my friends list thats online is playing mw2...i havent gotten it (yet?) so im playing bf:bc to get pumped up for bc2

i would love to have a ps3 right about now to get into the beta, but i guess ill wait till either a demo comes out or the real thing

but as for myself, im stuck with the dilemma of whether or not i should even get mw2...cause i already plan to stop playing mw2 once bc2 or the halo: reach beta comes out (which ever one comes out first), so should i even get the game, if i plan to play it for only about 3-4 months...on the other hand, i doubt any of my friends are getting bc2 either...so the dilemma is buy mw2 and play with friends (for awhile) or skip out and wait for bc2 and play with random ppl (for awhile, cause im looking forward to reach beta alot)
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yesah  +   2203d ago
ru retarded, MW2 is not going away.
vhero  +   2203d ago
Loved BC1 cant wait for BC2 always preffered to MW series.
I_HATE_YOU2300  +   2203d ago
mw2 is awesome... everything this guy said about mw2 is bs. with that said, i cant wait for bad company 2. it will prolly be better that mw2, but the first one was better than cod4, so i wouldnt expect any less. just because psn is garbage and pc users are pathetic babies doesnt make mw2 a bad game. since everyone says mw2 is $60 dlc, it looks like badcompany is doing the same thing (just like most games with sequels), so stop with that retarded bs.
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madpuppy  +   2203d ago
@Syronicus, easy there buddy,
Bad Company is a great game as is MW1 But, I wouldn't call the Battlefield series some sort of failure, The series has been around for a long time and is quite innovative. As opposed to IW, Dice actually incorporates great advances to the FPS genre. Granted, IW has improved from MW1 to 2 but, not as greatly as DICE has.

And, frankly, sales of MW2 don't prove that the game is better.

Personally, I feel that MW2 is too dry and takes itself to seriously...for a game.
IaMs12  +   2203d ago
Im sure MW2 is a bamf of its own but i loved the 1st Bad Company it was just amazing. The storyline was funny and fun too for a Battlefield game, and the Multiplayer is alright. It could be tons better and i think they hit the nail with it on BC2.

I am freaking excited for this game, its going to be awesome. The graphics are a lot better than i expected and with all that destructible environments. Cant wait, bring it on!

Question though, does this take place after the first game? or is it a sequel that has nothing to do with the 1st. I just hope its the same characters in it lol
ThanatosDMC  +   2202d ago
BC2 is looking great. I'm so gonna crash a chopper on a tank.... as always.
WildArmed  +   2202d ago
yes because sales = qaulity is the new idea of a game being better then the other.

Mw2 is a great MP.. but so is BC..
If your gonna sit there be like BC < Mw2.. then ur a mw fanboy.. :)
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2202d ago
How do I get a beta code? D:
retrofly  +   2203d ago
BF:BC2 dosnt look to disimilar to BF:BC. I thought the first game was really good (MP, SP was rubbish), but people seem to be tossing themselves off in a fury over the new one, but from the REAL gameplay vids it dont look too different than the first?????

Hype machine working overtime :D
cyclindk  +   2203d ago
Yeah, so far they haven't showed jack as far as new weapons (a couple of new vehicles, but nothing amazing).

But with so much time until release, it makes sense that they aren't really showing much yet, even with the beta around the bend.
snipermk0  +   2203d ago
I hope they have a WIDE variety of weapons. One thing that is good about Call of Duty games is that they have a wide arsenal of weapons. The battlefield series as I know it has lesser, standard issue weaponry.
CrippleH  +   2203d ago
MW2 weapons are not even close to their real life counterparts in stats or anything but looks.
frostypants  +   2203d ago
@2.3: Who are you arguing with? Nobody said that they are realistic. But the bottom line is MW2 (and MW1) have amazing weapons selection and customization. It would only be a good thing if BC2 did something similar. Historically Battlefield games have had pretty weak customization features and weapon choices, forcing everyone to play with cookie-cutter characters.
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iistuii  +   2203d ago
&quot;it seems Infinity Ward might have dropped the ball with MW2&quot;
HAHA are you sure. Its incredible especially online. It's sold more than 7 million already and by xmas it'll be even more. It's got a short but fun packed action SP and as i said MP is untouchable.It's being played online by the masses. Then theres the co-op. Yep they must have dropped the ball eh.
mattygamefreak  +   2203d ago
Only because it sells a lot doesn't mean it's good. Nintendo sells a lot of Wii's so it must be the greatest thing ever, right?

But yes, Infinity Ward dropped the ball. They screwed their hardcore fan base where the series actually began and didn't bother to have a beta or demo that could have easily identified issues with the PS3 version before launch.

But they didn't have a demo or a beta because it would have been a bitter taste of dissapointment left in many people's mouths and the game wouldn't have sold as well.
jayblings  +   2203d ago
Don't get me wrong, I own MW2 and I'm really enjoying it. But unfortunately it doesn't do that much different compared to the first one. However after spending some time with Battlefield 1943 and seeing the footage just from the beta build, I think BF:BC2 is shaping up to be a real contender.
Eiffel  +   2203d ago
"What does MW2 bring to Call of Duty that is new and worthy value of $60?"

Uhhh...ummm...uhhhh.ummm....a ...ummm....ahh...ummm..Perks?


That's why I love the Battlefield franchise. It's not rehashed ideas title after title.

COD4 really only became huge in my opinion because DICE didn't release a Battlefield that year. I'm sticking true to that, no matter what someone tells me. Past proves this.
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Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2203d ago
Well tell me what does Bad Company 2 do different than the first one?
Eiffel  +   2203d ago
Kill Cam.You can now see who killed you while waiting for spawn.
Spawn Menu has been completely redone.
View Enemy Rankings before after the match.
Complete Destructible Environment.
The Multiplayer Maps size has been increased significantly.
You will be able to use weapons unlocked from BF1943 and BFBC in BFBC2.
The ability to change classes at a spawn point without having to die.

:) And this is leaked information too. DICE no doubt plans to announce more.

Lawl, enjoy those perks while playing COD4 Part 2. To think most people payed for the same thing from two years ago is amazing. And with restrictions too!
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frostypants  +   2203d ago
@3.1:"They screwed their hardcore fan base where the series actually began."

Their hardcore fanbase, where the series began, screwed THEM FIRST through rampant piracy. The PC community has pissed all over IW for years by doing this. Half the people complaining about MW2 have probably never paid for a copy of CoD in their lives.

I am one of those original PC CoD players (back to the original), and I wouldn't blame IW for dropping the PC altogether. The PC community has sadly become overrun by self-entitled hypocrites.
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ProperFunked  +   2202d ago
he just said that [they dropped the ball]
iistuii  +   2203d ago
a bitter taste of dissapointment
I'm not dissapointed, ive got it on 360, and ive not had any problems.Ive also before you start got K2 and U2 on the ps3, it's just MW2 was always gonna be better online on the 360.I don't know anyone i talk to who hasn't enjoyed it, only people on this site. Funny that.
Captain Tuttle  +   2203d ago
Yeah, I'm having a blast with it.
SnukaTheMan  +   2203d ago
I am also loving this game....
WOLVERINES comes to mind...I love the concept of it...multiplayer is great...spec ops is hard but its a extra...people who complain just want to complain for no reason are missing out on a great game.
cyclindk  +   2203d ago
Well, from the videos alone I can tell the controls and "handling" are the same, so that eliminates about 3 million noobs right off the bat.

Throw in vehicles and destruction, not to mention objectives, and you lose another 1 million noobs who can't handle that much going on and simply want to shoot stuff.

It's a good thing sales don't make the better game.

In my opinion, Bad Company was far superior to CoD 4 in almost every way to begin with.
iistuii  +   2203d ago
That's fine
And your opinion, but however the opinion of the millions playing COD4 online compared to Bad Co tells a different story, and that is repeated with MW2. And the yet to be released BC2 wont match those figures i gaurentee you.
Motion  +   2203d ago
Just because more people play MW or MW2 don't make it a better game. A lot more people drive Fords than Porches. Doesn't make Ford better.
Ju  +   2203d ago
The only thing I ever play(ed) in CoD4 is DM. But for all other objectives there are just better games out there. Simple. That's why I am on the fence. Shelf out another $60 for just another DM fix ?

Well, SpecOps might pull me in. I like co-op modes more then competitive modes. I started beating UC2's arena modes, lately - and got hooked now.

But BF was my favorite objective game. Until KZ2 came along, that is. BF2 is a fresh breeze. Can't wait for that game.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   2203d ago
Im sure ready...
to give the DICE a roll! I was disappointed that BFBC2 was pushed back from its November release slot (to avoid MW2?) - which I havent bought mainly because of Activisions/Koticks crap.

Big one for me though,will be Killzone 3.
yoghurt  +   2203d ago
millions of cod sales doesn't mean its the better game. It would be a very interesting figure to see how many got traded in very quickly! I know people who jumped on the hype train only to end up disappointed.

BFBC imo is a much better game, sniper in the building racking up the kills, what do you do in call of duty? and what do you do in bfbc? answers on a postcard!
komp  +   2203d ago
I really dont think IW cares. I bet they are not doing another COD and will pursue another venture again using the same Game Engine but adding further wrap around "dlc" as the maps.

People will suck it up thinking its something fresh and new.

No advances with the Game Engine from COD4 to MW2 so why would their next game be any different when the love MS XBOX so much.
Raptura  +   2203d ago
You think they won't make another COD? They'll probably keep making them until people don't buy them anymore. Anything to milk the franchise name and make money, even if it's the same damn game over and over.
pimpmaster  +   2203d ago
bad company was a good game but come on now, it wasnt even better than cod4. MW2 set the bar so high i really cant see them doing it.
nolifeking  +   2203d ago
MW2 rasing bars?
What bar did it set, hell how could it set any bars when it plays exactly like the first game? Even the sites that rated it 9.4 and higher admit this so it seems more like it kept the bar exactly where it was. Unless of course we're talking about the bar for blind hype.
Revvin  +   2203d ago
I've played the Battlefield series and all its add-ons since the first one on the PC but something in Bad Company just didn't click with me in multiplay like CoD4 did. CoD4 drew me in and I played it regularly even after CoD:W@W came along but only ever occasionally dipped in and out of B:BC. I'm playing MW2 now but really excited to see what B:BC2 brings.
peeps  +   2203d ago
bfbc was a big f u to bf fans tbh. it was still an enjoyable game however:

- bf has always been a pc franchise but they didn't release bfbc on pc
- no conquest for launch, the game mode that basically makes bf!
- no support for private rooms
- could not play with more than 3 other friends
- tried to make a single player campaign when really all focus needed to be on online

when i hear ppl whine about how mw2 is 'screwing the fans' and 'bfbc is where it's at' i wonder if they even played a bf game before bfbc!

regardless bfbc2 is shaping up to be a great sequel and it looks like they are actually fixing a lot of the problems that were present in bfbc. Just frustrating reading some people blind fanboy comments on this site.

+ if i ever fell into a fanboy category, i certainly play my ps3 more, but my god, the ps3 fanboys are grating on me much harder than the 360 ones right now. /rant
peeps  +   2203d ago
i've never got this comparison at all.

the only similarities are that they are fps and set in the present.

mw2 = infantry focused fast paced fps
bfbc2 = vehicle and large scale battles fps

why can't people enjoy both games?? especially when bfbc2 isn't out untill march! since i can't play bfbc2 now i'll be playing mw2 and popping on the bfbc2 beta every so often.
ll_UNDERSCORE_ll  +   2203d ago
Youtube-acria harbor
DICE admitted that they had a little difficult time developing for the consoles with BFBC1. This time around is going to be different from the developer interviews/trailers shown so far.
Being able to take out entire building structures !!!! or shooting a sizable piece of a wall for cover-fire!!!!. Amazing.
I just wished DICE would revamp atleast some of the previous BF franchise maps (PC) to console, even as a "classic map pac DLC'. I would love to play a strike at kirkand or warlord map with their engine physics.
iistuii  +   2203d ago
@ motion
Stupid answer mate. If a porsche was the same price as a Ford as these games are , then yes everyone would drive a porsche.That's why people play MW2 & COD. These people aren't made to play these games, they play them because they enjoy them. Is that so hard for everyone to understand.
divideby0  +   2203d ago
I have to agree..first COD game I purchased in years....game is totally overrated....I didnt like the first BC game on the consoles, this new one may be the one, if MAG dont deliver
dorron  +   2203d ago
BF:BC2 is shaping up to be way better than MW2...
Tex117  +   2203d ago
Perhaps this is true, but you know what? It doesn't matter in the slightest.

MW2 sales are incredible, and many gamers, who tend to be 360 but perhaps Im being too general, will scream that this is the best gave evar! In general, and again just a vauge observation, ps3 owners demand higher quality in a game then just a game "being fun". Reviewers, unfortunately, hold the ps3 to that same standard of quality, while the 360 can just get away with being "fun".

Too many gamers, especially the 17-21 year olds, sales are all that matters.

There are some absolutely fantastic games that just don't sell that many copies. Damn shame really.
Cryptech  +   2203d ago
I agree
I will play them both, but I know for a fact that BFBC2 will get me to pay online more than MW2 will.
TwistedMetal  +   2203d ago
cod series is overated
why are people even defending it? enjoy it all you want but dont defend this game. I dont care how much you like it becuase thats not the point. the point is the game has an incredibly short sp and the mp and everything is basically the same. they pulled a halo odst but with a even shorter sp and basically made the same mp. not only that but the companys are cheating games and takeing features and things out of the game and just being cheap. I dont see what good it is to defend any cod game at this point. defending them defienetly wont make them make an actual sequal instead of the same game with minor improvements. now if you attack Iw and praise bf bc2 they are likely to try and actually improve the COD series. use your brains guys becuase it seems like a lot of you might not have one..
ceedubya9  +   2203d ago
Isn't that just sequels though?
In lots of cases, unless the first game was just garbage, part 2 usually won't be a big departure from the first game. Sequels are normally more of the same, but with a few additions and slight improvements.

A Crack in Time is more of the same, with very few additions or improvements to the overall formula. It was good then, why change it? Give the fans more of what they want.

Halo 3 wasn't a huge change over Halo 2. Most people that had Halo 2 liked it, so why change things dramatically for Halo 3?

Uncharted 2 upped the presentation a bit, but they added in some co-op and some OK (imo) multiplayer. At its heart, the game doesn't do a whole lot different from Uncharted 1 and other 3rd person shooters. But its still a very good game. The core formula didn't need a lot of changes.

Seriously though, when it comes to shooters, there is only so much different you can do with a 1st person shooter besides adding a few different modes or options. I don't know what people were expecting out of Modern Warfare 2 other than more of what people really enjoyed in the first place.

I really think that people are really starting to hate on the game because its becoming really popular (like Halo popular). This is what tends to happen when games get this big. That start being called "overated" and "average." But people buy them year after year because they love them.

The examples could go on and on.
kydrice  +   2203d ago
MW2 is definitely not sniper friendly, with the kill cam and helicopter that spots out all your targets for you plus the aim assist that lets anyone with an automatic weapon become a sniper+sniper killer it's ridiculous. I always enjoyed playing as a sniper in BFBC and always enjoyed the thrill of hunting other snipers. Can't wait for BF:BC2!
Ninjamonkey  +   2202d ago
Is fun but it can ruin a game.

In games with large maps and good view point you always find noobs hiding in hard to see places picking everyone off. It just ruines the game for thos of us who dont like to camp.

The killcam is great though as it forces the snipers to play properly. A real sniper shoots, and then moves to a new position. And it also keeps the campers down.

I had a sniper kill me and so for laughs I killed him/her with a grenade launcher from a huge distance on thats map woth the plane.

Im sure that the grenade launcher is really easy to use this time. In COD4 I never bothered with it but in this game I love it to bits for clearing out choke points. Plus its great when you hit a building and glass goes everywhere.
Dirk Benedict  +   2203d ago
The franchise will look like an anemic cow after Activision and IW are done with it.
SportsFan  +   2203d ago
AS MUCH AS PEOPLE SAY THAT HATED TRANSFORMERS 2 (AND YEA..IT SUCKED BALLS!!) THE MOVIE MADE $800 MILLION IS THE THEATERS. They did get my money, BUT...I complained for a discount to another movie.....The Hangover. (THE REAL SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!)

Anyway, Modern Warfare 2 is selling like hotcakes, but the thing is....THIS GAME IS SICK! I don't get gamers sometime, with all the crying and whining about reviews. These are just guides to help people decide which games to buy. Are the graphics as good as UC2 or Killzone 2...it's agrumentitive, BUT that does not mean that the game does not look and play incredible. The action in the 2 MW games are much better than damn near every other console shooter to date. (Get over it!) I am not a 360 fan, but Gears of War 1 and Halo 3 were outstanding games. As for Battlefield: Bad Company 2....the 1st Bad Company was sick! (People really slept on both BC and Dead Space!!) I saw the footage on GT, and I will buy this game also. This is why I don't have a 360, I can play games that EASILY takes the place of Halo, Gears, and Mass EFFECT 2.
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slackerr75  +   2203d ago
wow you can really tell a desperate game sites attempt at hits these days eh
I read it and it seems like a 9 year old flamer wrote it..
what a wast of time and a piece of crap
xtremeimport  +   2203d ago
BC-2 is gonna be so sick. I'm not a fan of the COD series to begin with so mw2 never asppealed to me. umm, i do agree from what i've seen it looks like a expasion or DLC. the visuals arent really improved and everytime you get shot your screen is covered with a red dyed water. blood is way darker than that. but bc is gonna be better..i know it.
shysun  +   2203d ago
MW2 made more gameplay improvements than halo 3 and killzone2 combined over their predecessors. But you guys keep hating.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2203d ago
I have a hard time believing BFBC2 will compete with MW2. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt, though.
redsquad  +   2203d ago
"Dropped the ball" yes, but will Activision or IW care? No, because it sold a shed-load anyway.

I'm looking forward to BAD COMPANY 2 way more, and am playing the first again now rather than spend money on MW2.
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I-SEE-YOU  +   2203d ago
I don't care about Modern Warfare 2 anymore, Ive played it and it sucks.
I await Battlefield Bad Company 2 to come out and literally blow my socks off again with what I would call a proper dedicated war game.

Day One Purchase! $$$
ZBlacktt  +   2202d ago
Some of us have been saying it all along. No hate on COD, but just look at BCBF2. There is no way in hell COD can compete with that. The DICE guys have re mastered the BFBC game in all area's. They did not come back out with the same old thing from years past like IW did. If you look at the features in BF, it's mind blowing more of a gaming experience.
finbars75  +   2202d ago
I disagrees with people in here
Hes not talking about sales hes talking about next gen fps.BFBC2 looks to be a way more surperior game then that of MWF2.It has alot more to offer gameplay overall.Im mnot going to sit here like the rest of you and come up wth pointless things to say.Wait for the Beta to come out and that will do all the talking.MWF isnt going anywhers as far as im concerned.I think the game is fantastic but truely they didnt really change alot about the game if you really look at it.But it has replay value all over it which makes it a great game to own.But watch out for BFBC2 it has gold all over it.
gtamike123  +   2202d ago
I want Bad Company 2, MW2 is a joke with the hype.
Morituri  +   2202d ago
I passed on MW2. I'm waiting for Bad Company &amp; Mag.
Why did I buy into all the hype about cod4? For so long, I heard how it was such an amazing game...Like frothing at the mouth type praises. I'm not the biggest FPS player, not unless it offers something new & fresh(KZ2). So in Feb, I go to pick up my KZ2 and I say "What the hey?" and pick up the fabled cod4 as well.

What a mistake that was.

Game looks good, but never for a moment felt good. I've had the game since Feb, and I have not been able to stomach the overall feel of the game enough to get passed the second level.

To each his own, but I'll wait for the superior titles to come out. I know that plenty of you will have a blast with it, but for me it a "meh".
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