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  • Blog Post: October Xbox Live Games With Gold Includes A Brand New Game For Xbox One

    Microsoft has announced the three Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for October. One of them, the game for Xbox One users, is brand new. On Xbox 360, players will be able to download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from October 1 through 15. For the second half of the month, Darksiders II will be available... More
  • Blog Post: DICE Producer Hints At A Future Bad Company Title

    Marlowe, Sweetwater, Haggard, and Sarge may have another Battlefield adventure on the horizon. Though the Battlefield 3 beta is in full swing and the game's October 25 release date is right around the corner, a forward-looking reporter for the The Guardian wanted to know what plans, if any, DICE... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels Sell: Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2 All Hit Over 2 Million Sales

    Ever feel like you're drowning in sequels? We feel you. Sequels are big business, though, and Electronic Arts has the evidence to show it. As part of its announcement of results from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, EA revealed that Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, and Dead Space 2 have all surpassed... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: EA's Multiple Million Sellers

    UPDATE: More news has come out about EA's last financial quarter, including the fact that Madden NFL 11, FIFA 11, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 all sold over five million units (see below for more). More interestingly, perhaps, is the fact that EA is touting 39 percent year-over-year growth in its... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops Tops Most-Torrented Games List

    2010's highest-profile release of the most popular genre among software pirates was the most torrented PC game of 2010. Hooray? According to BitTorrent enthusiast blog TorrentFreak , Call of Duty: Black Ops edged out Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with 4.2 million tracked downloads from the public torrent... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Leaks Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition

    Still haven't picked up the early front-runner for shooter of the year? Come August 31, it looks like you can score a greatest hits-style version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 that includes all the VIP map packs, the four-player co-op based Onslaught mode, and a copy of Battlefield 1943 to boot.... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 Map Pack 5 Out Now

    Unfortunately there are no new actual maps in this fifth map pack for the game. What you get instead is the ability to play modes on maps that you couldn't before. You can now play Rush Mode at White Pass and Conquest Mode at Nelson Bay. Map Pack 5 is available free to those who have a VIP code ... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 Locks And Loads VIP Map Pack 4

    DICE slipped another VIP Map Pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 under our noses in the dead of the night. The two "new" maps unlock Rush mode for the Atacama Desert and Conquest mode for Port Valdez. In other words, you'll be spending more time in maps you've already memorized, just... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode Details Announced

    Electronic Arts has announced the release and pricing details of its upcoming Onslaught four-player co-op mode for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Starting June 22, players can throw down 800 Microsoft points (or $9.99 for those of us who use American currency) on Xbox Live or PlayStation network to download... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack 3 Dropping Wednesday

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2's already excellent multiplayer action gets even more hectic on Wednesday with the release of VIP Map Pack 3. The pack provides players with two new gameplay modes: the four-team Squad Deathmatch mode in Nelson Bay and the Squad Rush mode in Laguna Alta. The map pack is... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 Console Update Parachuting In May 11

    Tired of mortar strike spamming? Think the M60 is too overpowered? DICE has heard your pleas, and is addressing several balance issues in a new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 patch for consoles that will launch Tuesday, May 11. Without the need to address game ruining glitches like care package runners and... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War And Pokemon Conquer March NPD Sales

    It's the middle of the month! It's a Thursday! You know what that means: time for a nap. Also, time for a look at last month's video game sales courtesy of NPD. We've got the numbers for March 2010, and unsurprisingly, God Of War III, new versions of Pokemon, and Final Fantasy XIII dominated... More
  • Blog Post: DICE’s Gordon Van Dyke Leaves Battlefield For Visceral Games

    In his Twitter feed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 producer Gordon Van Dyke revealed that he was leaving the Swedish development house DICE for a new position at EA’s Visceral Games studio. On April 1st, he tweeted “I know, April Fools, but yes, I have left DICE. I’m still in EA though... More
  • Blog Post: EA Teases Bad Company 2 Maps Launching Tomorrow

    The battle for online supremacy kicks into hyperdrive tomorrow as both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 release new multiplayer maps. To give gamers a taste of what they can expect from the free VIP 2 map pack, EA and DICE released this bombastic new teaser video. Unlike... More
  • Blog Post: Codec Chatter: Battlefield's Patrick Bach

    On the eve of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's highly anticipated launch, we speak with DICE producer Patrick Bach about the studio's long run of success, returning to racing games, and top secret project currently in development. DICE has been in the game development business for almost 20 years... More
  • Blog Post: Latest Bad Company 2 Video Teases PC Features, New Rush Map

    With Battlefield: Bad Company 2's March 2 release date creeping closer every second, DICE added more fuel to the hype machine by releasing a video teasing PC-specific features and unveiling a new Rush map, Valparaiso. Producer Anders Gyllenberg unveiled a healthy list of enhancements to the PC version... More
  • Blog Post: DICE Founder: Battlefield 3 Will "Blow People Away"

    According to former DICE CEO Fredrik Liliegren, the red-hot Battlefield franchise won't be taking a hit in the quality department any time soon. Speaking to Gaming Union, Liliegren shared his thoughts on the long-awaited PC sequel, saying "I think it's going to absolutely blow everyone away... More
  • Blog Post: EA Unveils Bad Company 2 Squad Rush, Hardcore Modes

    In addition to dishing details on the game's single-player campaign, Electronic Arts and DICE also pulled back the curtain on the a couple new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer modes. The new mode, known as Squad Rush, pits two teams of four against one another in a bloody struggle to defend... More
  • Blog Post: EA and Dr. Pepper Team Up For Exclusive Content Giveaways

    Today Electronic Arts and Dr. Pepper have announced a brand marketing program that will hook up consumers with exclusive content for EA titles. Starting this week, if you buy 20-ounce bottles of Dr. Pepper, you’ll also be able to download new content such as virtual clothes for Sims, or Spore body... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Company 2 Video Reveals New Mode

    The team over at DICE blew our minds with yesterday's awesome gameplay video and today they've released yet another one. This latest video reveals a new multiplayer game mode dubbed Squad Deathmatch. Players will form up to four squads and play a mix of free-for-all and team deathmatch. The four... More
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