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Damnit...I was so pumped and jacked to get it in the mail today....but of course it didn't come today so I have to wait till tomorrow.

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Just finished the SP in 2 after-work sessions. It is way better than MW2. It's only like 6 hours, but holy shit there isn't a moment where you're not blown away...to those who have beaten it already...base jumping.


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6 Hours to beat a game? That's terrible in my eye. I'm not asking for a 20+ hour grind... but to be able to finish a game in one sitting is weaksauce.

Yes, I know all about the multi-player, but I think games should be able to stand as a single-player game. If not, why even bother offering single-player. That's why I think a game like TF2 is better than any other FPS out there. It is and always will be a multiple-player game that requires a true team to succeed.
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6 Hours to beat a game? That's terrible in my eye. I'm not asking for a 20+ hour grind... but to be able to finish a game in one sitting is weaksauce.

Yes, I know all about the multi-player, but I think games should be able to stand as a single-player game. If not, why even bother offering single-player. That's why I think a game like TF2 is better than any other FPS out there. It is and always will be a multiple-player game that requires a true team to succeed.
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I feel the same way...all the HL games are closer to 15-20 I think and those are awesome. The story for this one is awesome, but yes, it kinda sucks to pay $60 for something that you finish in 2 days


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I've tried this on the pc and I'd have to say the single player campaign was pretty good. I still believe that Battlefield Bad Company 2 is the better game overall though. I can't seem to get enough of that one.

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I'm getting a little better in multiplayer. I've had the most success using the Famas w/ acog scope attached. For my perks I'm using scavenger, hardened and second chance.


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Pretty solid game. I'd give it a solid A. The Combat Training, while generally worthless, is a pretty good way to get the hang of the multiplayer experience.


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How do you guys rate the multiplayer now that you've had a bit of time with it? Debating the upgrade from MW2 to Black Ops.

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I'm debating Ops versus BC2.


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definitely Ops...

I liked BC2 over MW2... but nowadays, all I play is Ops...


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Ops' multiplayer is much better.

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So, I went with Bad Company 2. Been playing hardcore mode and having a blast. BC2: Vietnam drops sometime this month, I think. (Just yesterday morning I snuck around a corner and lo and behold was an entire 4-man squad sneaking along right ahead of me. Chuck a grenade, then go all Rambo on their asses as they tried to scatter. Bwahahaha...)


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Bad Company 2 is awesome- it seems more tactical (not very tactical, but at least MORE tactical), more in line with Ghost Recon, as opposed to Call of Duty. That's one of the reasons I like it. People can complain about "camping" all they want, but really, it's a war game- who is really going to go running around in the middle of the road? Haha... and there's nothing quite like blowing through most of the environment- blowing buildings to the ground never gets old.

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I tend to like running Recon. Throw out some motion sensors, skulk around. I just finished a round with 7 destroyed vehicles, haha. If you find a good sniper's nest, yeah, I guess one could be accused of camping, but really... once they get a bead on your location you can get hosed pretty fast.

Love the destructible everything. See some dude sneak into a building, punch an RPG through the wall...


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I went with BC2, absolutely loving it so far. Though sometimes my team/squad frustrates me so badly. Nothing like playing rush with 10 snipers and 1 guy defending each objective.

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I went with BC2, absolutely loving it so far. Though sometimes my team/squad frustrates me so badly. Nothing like playing rush with 10 snipers and 1 guy defending each objective.


Hey, Kyle. Catch me online, sometime (I think I still see you logging in occasionally), and we'll shoot at one another.


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Feeling the itch to buy a shooter... Black Ops sounds like more of the same COD-online; I'm intrigued by Bad Company 2.

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Get it Sammy!

BC2 is a blast. It really sucks early on before you start getting good weapons and such, but I'm only level 12 or 13 and I've unlocked some quality weapons, last couple of nights I've been top-3 (of 20+) in room. Plus, you can just follow my strategy and pick up the kits (weapons and items) from dead people on the ground til you get good guns. FWIW, the first couple of pistols are actually legit.

Very team-oriented. Which is usually good, sometimes maddening when the entire room decides to go (recon) sniper and nobody worries about the objectives, but it's not that bad a problem usually.

(Trav - I swear, I haven't seen you logged in once on BC2. Send me a message if you see me online, I'm bad about checking that sort of thing but I'll keep my eyes peeled and we can blow stuff up!)

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Found BC2 Ultimate for $40 on Amazon. Suppose to arrive Friday... Two days after Mass Effect 2.

Now if I could use my TV...

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Found BC2 Ultimate for $40 on Amazon. Suppose to arrive Friday... Two days after Mass Effect 2.

Now if I could use my TV...


Sweet! About BC2, I mean. What's with the TV? Kid/Wife want the wiggles instead (this one is for you, ElDoce)?

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Finally found the time to play BlackOps and finish it over the last couple of days. That was fun. And short. Will play it online when I can. Should be good.

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Found BC2 Ultimate for $40 on Amazon. Suppose to arrive Friday... Two days after Mass Effect 2.

Now if I could use my TV...


Sweet! About BC2, I mean. What's with the TV? Kid/Wife want the wiggles instead (this one is for you, ElDoce)?

Pretty much.

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Sorry, Kyle -- The second I mentioned it, I went on a NBA 2K11 frenzy... Now I'm on a Mass Effect 2 frenzy. Will be back to blowing crap up soon enough. My last few runs, I was playing some serious Tank King with an Engineer. 1.) Blow crap up. 2.) Jump out and fix your tank. 3.) Blow more crap up.


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lol no worries Trav. I'm in the playoffs in my "Seattle" 2k11 franchise myself. Barely eeked out a last-second win vs your Spurs to win the series. (Denver next)

Plus, the last couple of days whenever I try to get into a room it throws me into a room with 5 or fewer people. Maddening.

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Bad Company 2 was delivered yesterday... to my office after I had already left. Can't wait to open it up and start blowing up some buildings. Any tips?

Trav, I'm playing Mass Effect 2 as soon as everyone goes to bed... haven't gotten very far. Digging it a lot more than Dragon Age. Gave up on that game.

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lol no worries Trav. I'm in the playoffs in my "Seattle" 2k11 franchise myself. Barely eeked out a last-second win vs your Spurs to win the series. (Denver next)

Plus, the last couple of days whenever I try to get into a room it throws me into a room with 5 or fewer people. Maddening.


I keep meaning to do a franchise, but have been having fun with MP. My 5'9" 3pt Point Guard was working on an interesting career before I did the 'Think I have the controls figured out' restart. Drafted by Knicks in mid-late 2nd round, traded with Roger Mason to the Thunder... who somehow decided to move him into the starting lineup, bumping MW back to SG. OKC -then- traded for Marcus Camby -- Trade-happy GM.

My new MP career got me drafted 2nd round early to the 'Blazers. My first Summer Circuit game was a bizarre freakish thing where I got 6 points, 7 boards, and 9 assists. Yeah... 5'9", grabbing 7 rebounds.


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Seriously... 1.76 GB update for BC2?

If I ever get to play this game tonight, it'll be a miracle.

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Seriously... 1.76 GB update for BC2?

If I ever get to play this game tonight, it'll be a miracle.


Jeez. I hadn't realized it was that big.

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Rocks are reliable cover (as long as they fully obscure you), which is pretty rare.

Always be in a squad so you can respawn on the front lines. If you notice your squadmates are dead, try to stay alive til they can spawn on you. Critical to actually win.

Medkits, Resupply Boxes, and Motion Mines are great ways to get experience even without killing someone. Drop them everywhere.

When you level up Recon a bit, you can get a pointer on your rifle that makes guys appear to your teammates. Don't be like me and ignore it, you get points for that too.

Pistols are actually good guns. Aim for the headshot if possible, but if you don't like the early guns, you can do worse than a M9.

When playing as medic, use your pistol in close-quarters. It's not as bulky to control as the machine gun.

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Finally got on. Just finished playing with my co-worker... wondering if I should bust out my bluetooth headset.

Really digging it even though I don't know what I'm doing and my aim is pretty piss poor. Working as a squad is really nice compared to COD:MW where everyone is just going rogue. Can see how the gamers playing a long time have a weapons advantage but I'm not bothered by it.

At least there isn't a goddamn UAV killing me from out of nowhere every 5 seconds.

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Yeah, I need to get some more BC time in soon before I start to suffer Horrifying Skills Atrophy. Was getting to the point where I could pretty consistently wind up at the top of the pack... You do rack up points pretty quickly doing teamwork/support stuff. (Resupply, Repair, Heal, Spot -- The points accumulate more quickly than you'd think. Killing a whole squad with a forgotten tank mine doesn't hurt, either.)

And, of course, there are some days where I can't seem to accomplish ANYthing and just want to scream at my TV, "FUUUUUUUUUU-"

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Mass Effect 2 is honestly one of the best games I have ever played. Its even better if you have played mass effect 1. Less than a year away from mass effect 3!

BC2 is also really awesome. My favorite multilayer shooter (Campaign I prefer Halo), although you have to play it on Hardcore.

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