The future of Battlefield

If you follow me on twitter you will know that I am crazy about Battlefield: Bad Company. Since picking it up from the store I haven’t stopped playing it. I make sure I get some time to play a bit of Multi-player as much as I can and it’s usually a daily routine, with friends joining in on the action every now and then.


I’ve been playing the Battlefield series since way back, Battlefield 1942 being my first game sent to me by EA when I was reviewing games for NVmax. I was hooked on Battlefield 2 for nearly 2 years and only gave it up in place of a dying PC and me buying my Xbox 360. I missed Battlefield 2 when I switched onto console however when Bad Company arrived, I knew I was back in the fold. The adjustment to playing FPS on a console was a strange one however I got there in the end. I’ve been playing Bad Company MP for a while now and although I’ve ran into various server issues and lagging at random the boredom has never kicked in. EA released Conquest for Bad Company a little while ago and I have played some conquest matches however you feel like you need more people on the map. Battlefield 2 had players en-masse and I think it will be a long while before we see 64 players in a game again especially on the 360.

Battlefield Bad Company

Battlefield 1943 will host 24 players fighting through land, air and sea and by the looks of things they are going to be re-introducing planes, thank the lord!!! Apache helicopters rock, but planes add some other kind of excitement. Iwo Jima and Wake Island are going to be putting in appearances again which should be pretty awesome.

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Bad Company 2 is to come back with more vehicles, more destruction and more teamplay which should be interesting. My whole love for the game is because of the environment being able to be demolished depending on what the players are doing. I’d like to see more teamplay in the game, with squad invites specific for your xbox live friends etc. The squad invite in the current Bad Company seems a bit all over the place currently.

Either way I’m looking forward to both new games and remember the future is bright, the future is Battlefield. (Not Call of Duty!)

Xbox 360: Lie it down or stand it up?

Xbox 360I saw my Birthday come and go and it was the greatest! Jen went and bought me an Xbox 360 Premium with 3 games;

  • Gears of War
  • Crackdown
  • Forza 2

I had played Gears of War before and wasn’t too impressed, it seemed a little repetitive for my liking and I have a lot of love for first person shooters. According to a friend who is a huge fan of GoW, there are more than enough who also think the same as him. Maybe it will just take some getting used too but it certainly doesn’t feel like a full blown shooter in my eyes. Surely there is more to come for the Xbox 360.

Forza 2 is a great game and I’ve been ploughing through it to get every achievement that I can, I’m yet to fill all of the achievements up and wonder if it will ever happen in the life time of owning the Xbox 360.

I havn’t even touched Crackdown yet as I’ve been putting so many hours in to Forza but I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty with it. I went out to buy Bioshock, Tranformers, Spiderman and Call of Duty 3 since and have had a go at all of them but Bioshock.

Xbox 360: Lie it down or stand it up?

Now here is the thing, when the PS2 came out people complained that it used to scratch the discs when being stood up on its end. Then Microsoft go out and make the Xbox 360 which can also be stood on its end.

Rolled up with all of the “red lights of death” and the problems with them over heating, which is better? I think I will keep mine stood up on its end but heavily cooled if I can and out of direct sunlight when it is being used. I havn’t noticed any problems with it so far and hopefully won’t in the future.

Oh yeah, I am on Xbox Live also so if anyone wants to add me my gamertag is “Maugantias”.