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So...as you know, we - the staff - been tasked by Nick to hop online in any co-op game to play with random people in public matches. The process is as simple as it sounds, thanks to plenty of games with matchmaking options. Since the news of Battlefield 3’s two-player co-op was still fresh, I decided to give the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught mode another spin.
Shazbot. Battlefield: Bad Company 2's co-op afterthought mode, Onslaught, will not be coming to PC, after all. Althought DICE has claimed that they are working too hard on making Battlefield 3 "the biggest launch in DICE's history", I wouldn't be surprised if Onslaught's somewhat low profitability was a major factor. The download-only title Battlefield 1943 has also been canceled on PC, which is no surprise; the hype for it is pretty much dead in the water now that Bad Company 2 has been on shelves for nearly a year.
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam didn’t bring very many changes to gameplay. Strategy and playing style, however, can be vastly different. This Battlefield Report takes a look at how to employ two weapons to rather unusual effectiveness.
It's a new year and that means a fresh batch of titles to review. While there wasn't a whole lot at retail, the downloadable space seemed loaded with titles the Co-Optimus staff needed to play. Whether it was large DLC like Bad Company 2: Vietnam or an arcade title like Raskulls, we've got plenty.
It's a great week to be a co-op gamer with an Xbox Live Gold membership. Last month, a poll was set up to allow folks to pick their choice for a Deal of the Week, and the winner was Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The deal has gone live this week, and you can nab the co-op Onslaught DLC for a mere 400 points, half off the normal price.
The votes have been tabulated, and the results are in: co-op rules. A few weeks ago, Xbox Live Gold members had the chance to vote for their choice of potential deals on Live content. The deal with the most votes was the DLC for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, including the 4 player online co-op addition, Onslaught mode. Starting on October 18, this pack will be available for 400 MS points, or $5. If you've been holding off on this awesome addition to the game, perhaps this deal will be enough to sway you. It's nice to see a co-op piece of content rising to the top of the polls!
Major Nelson is out promoting Xbox Live deals in a whole new democratic way. On your Spotlight Channel, Xbox Live users now have the ability to have their voices heard on what games, or downloadable content should be discounted on the next Deal of the Week.
If you missed getting your hands on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 earlier this year, now's your chance to snag the game with all the included DLC - including the co-op mode - for the "ultimate" price of $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Gamasutra user Isaiah Taylor - featured numerous times recently for his popular blog postings - earlier highlighted a back-of-the-box trend that causes the Co-Optimus community a fair amount of distress: the decline of split screen and shared screen co-op.
Bob 360 and Pete PS3 chased away the sad looking Anthony PC
This Week in Co-Op Nick and Jim take the latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC for a spin. Called Onslaught the $10 dollar download adds a four player co-op mode to the game across four maps. Each map is vastly different but offers the same objective of progressing forward and capturing strategic positions.