Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    

  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff

Which Console Did You Buy/Receive Over The Holidays?

Xbox One X
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4

Game Profile
EA Games
Digital Illusions
GENRE: First Person Shooter
March 02, 2010

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

More in this Series
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
 Written by John Scalzo  on April 01, 2010

News: Take that, Activision!

Activision and developer Infinity Ward have not engendered much gamer good will over the last week with the pricing on their Stimulus Package. Tagged at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), the five map pack has become one of the priciest downloadable expansions yet.

On the same day that Xbox 360 owners received a Stimulus, Electronic Arts and DICE released a map pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 that was absolutely free.

The VIP Map Pack 2 required a download code that was packed in with all copies of BBC2. The map pack adds two map upgrades: "Capture strategic town positions as Arica Harbor is enhanced with Conquest Mode and Secure M-COM stations in Laguna Presa, updated with Rush Mode."

While not officially a part of the VIP Pack 2, DICE and EA have also unlocked Squad Rush Mode (a 4-on-4 version of Rush Mode) for all PS3 and Xbox 360 players. Previously a pre-order exclusive, the mode caps a very busy week for BBC2 players.

Not only was the VIP Pack 2 available at no charge, but DICE doesn't plan to ever charge for the "generous" DLC they have planned for Bad Company 2 in the future:

"We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together," DICE senior producer Patrick Bach told Xbox World 360 magazine.

I would applaud EA/DICE for sticking it to "The Man", but that doesn't really apply here. This is more like "The Man" sticking it to another, slightly larger, "The Man", And... you know what, I'm just going to stop there.

We'll have more soon.

User Comments

We Happy Few Update Released by Compulsion Games

Call of Duty: WWII Resistance Event Set for Launch on January 23

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on PC Receives Another Delay

Nintendo Labo Revealed As DIY Kit Combined With Nintendo Switch Games

Yakuza 6 Mini-game Trailer Shows off Some New Additions to the Franchise

Nintendo Reveals Three New Titles Enter Nintendo Selects Library

New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition, Detective Pikachu and Detective Pikachu Amiibo Revealed

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Arrives on PC via Steam Next Month

Strikers Edge Will Be Released Later this Month on PS4 and PC

Nintendo Switch eShop Adds More Than 10 Titles as Well as Demos

Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS