This Week on Xbox Live February 4, 2010

This Week on Xbox Live, we check out demos for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Aliens vs. Predator. We also check out full games for Dead Rising, Halo Wars, and Zombies! Lots and lots of zombies!

Discussion

46 comments
ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Transfer to front pocket...very safe. Look, I have pen!

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

that's a lot of stuff, thanks that zombies and alchol game looks like crap, and plays like it's in slow motion... lords... ... zombies vs samurai looks like some fun... that zombie defense looks cool, i like to kill zombies... the video for rdr is cool...

punkologist
punkologist

I'm playing the beta for BBC2 on PC. I sold MW2 it is pathetic in comparison and i only have a rubbish old video card. I'm playing it in 1024X768 resolution and it still rocks, i'll have a new HD 5770 by the launch though

Jerry_Sully
Jerry_Sully

The demo was pretty sweet. Something a lot different than Halo or MW2. If you love the smaller maps and gameplay of the other two games, it's either gonna be a hit or miss with this one.

berio2toru
berio2toru

BFBC2 built from BF1942's strengths. Dice has gone back to its roots and guess what, the formular is still good after all these years. As mentioned below graphcis cannot be compared to MW2, BUT the destructive scenary is fantastic. If only they would create some more maps for BF1942... I want more maps!!!

Bastrix
Bastrix

I've played many many hours on 360 shooter games, and also on MW1 and 2. Thing is, whilst the graphics and handling in MW is really neat, the multiplayer always lacked something. You never really get the feeling of working in a team, you get good at it and it becomes entertaining, but not that fun. Plus... I got quite bored of MW2, for me... there is no major update on the multiplayer, so I was bit dissapointed. When I started up the demo of BC2 I didnt get a very good Impression of this game. I was so use to the graphics and movements and handling of Call of Duty, that this seemed really messy. I can understand why some users are not that impressed by the game. The character graphics, the details and the surroundings are not that detailed as MW. However after playing a few hours this game is SO MUCH FUN. Once you get use to the handling, the aiming, and get your get your head around things, you start to love it... Its much much cooler than MW, and with loads of more realistic details. Looooooads of more possibilities, the sounds and atmosphere is just AWESOME, and the feeling of playing in a team, staying together and fighting for a common objective is much much better. If you are use to Call of duty, I definitely recommend spending a few hours playing the demo. It's brilliant.

brizzock
brizzock

Some of these comments are pure BS or slightly nuanced yet pointless attempts by MW2 fanboys to cloud popular opinion on Bad Company 2. Ive played every major shooter in the last 10yrs or so, Halo 2 and 3 towering light years above the rest in the multiplayer area. That being said CODMW series has its little alternative strengths for a short time, i played it for a few weeks, got really really good at it, then it just fizzled out. On the other hand BC1 and 2 seem to be unlike any other, a team based sandbox experience where you truly have to plan your attacks in multiple ways. But it doesnt present this in a overly complex or tiresome manner, it actually adds so many layers to any given game. When your squad and other teamates are working in unison, firing, throwing out medkits, reviving fallen mates, sniping, planting/disabling charges, driving/reparing vehicles, piloting UAVs and bullets are whizzing by and explosions are heard and felt with insane audio realism it becomes apparent just what the devs intended.

78thefly
78thefly

have to say it plays way better than bf bc and it doesnt take a full clip to kill people any more and the knife has improved so much roll march 5th battlefield veteran

rickatick
rickatick

I don't get you people... this game is so flawed..

ClevBeast
ClevBeast

This game is just incredible, playing in a squad with friends is the way to get the most out of this

kmurrill2
kmurrill2

My wife is so pissed. She bought me mw2, than I downloaded BF BC2 and I have been playing it non stop. This game is so addicting.

Gruug
Gruug

Never in a millioin years did I think I would say this. BF:BC2 is a much better game then MW2. Now, I have only played the 360 demo so my opinion is only based upon that. And, I do not like FPS shooters on consoles. BUT, this game will be great on the PC!!!!

Delbert84
Delbert84

I and a lot of people I know have been playing the BC2 demo now every day for a week. This game is going to shock everyone, it's incredible. Get ready for the true successor to BF2 on PC!

Sweendrix
Sweendrix

The single player from the first game was actually very fun. I liked it so much that I am considering buying the first game again just to play through the campaign a second time.

rickatick
rickatick

well i played the demo of bc2 and mw2 is a far superior game...i mean theres no comparison...and i dont even like mw2 very much so i could see this game getting a 6-7/10

armedvigilante
armedvigilante

i got this demo its pretty good. but when i picked up the scar...well lets just say it looked like mario compared to MW2 but if its just a demo so if they improve the graphics and a few things it will easily beat MW2 but idk bout MW3

CJ_03
CJ_03

Bad Company 2 is going to surprise a LOT of people. Battlefield series' return to glory perhaps?

jonathan_el_san
jonathan_el_san

well, Mag is very solid in gameplay, it has decent graphics, but it is a lot of fun to play it, but don't buy the ps3 because of MAG, buy it because of Uncharted 2, or MGS4,

kurestiku
kurestiku

I try Aliens vs. Predator demo, didn't like it. Then i try Bad Company 2 demo, wow i play it 7h straight away. BC2 multiplayer is 100 times better than in MW2. After i will get a copy, i will throw away MW2.

sanchito85
sanchito85

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Lordborg909
Lordborg909

MAG KINDA makes me wish I had a PS3... kinda... thoughts? Comments? Fanboys need not apply :) Oh and Avp I wish thee would rock, but I fear thee wont :( Ahhh makes me a sad panda

conothecowboy
conothecowboy

almost forgot it was multi platform the controls are pretty easy once u know what they are cant speak for pc or ps3 though and avp has 3 campaings 8 online multiplayer modes featuring 4 player co-op and halo style infection its gonna be awesome

The_Free-Man
The_Free-Man

@conothecowboy i am playin of the pc (steam). but from what i heard the controls are difficult on both consoles

SEVANTY7
SEVANTY7

the battlefield demo is the best thing this week

conothecowboy
conothecowboy

@The_Free-Man click left stick to sprint trust me

gamer6130
gamer6130

Nice im going to download battlefield and aliens vs predator didnt know the demos was out.

gamescottsman
gamescottsman

Well they just made BFBC2 game even better, going from the demo that me and my mates have been playing online - this is going to be a killer of a game when it's released.

noahjwhite
noahjwhite

I took the Battlefield game for a spin last night. I was very impressed. It has the potential to be the best FPS multi-player out there.

MasonChaos
MasonChaos

@ morte_mafia Your playing the wrong demo. I bet your playing the game from the the 90's. If the game looks THAT bad your not playing the right one.

morte_mafia
morte_mafia

AVP looks like an early N64 title... The graphics are really dated. How dissappointing... BFBC2 FTW!!!!

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

AVP needs some work. Love the idea though.

The_Free-Man
The_Free-Man

i played the avp demo and it is super complicated, the predator controls are a mess and the aliens move slower then u would think.

SweetMusic
SweetMusic

The Red Dead Redemption second gameplay series video "Gameplay Series: Weapons & Death" is awesome! This game continues to amaze me everytime I see more of it. Red Dead Redemption is my most anticipated game of the year. Less than 90 days away. I absolutely can't wait!

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@frank7731 I saw the vehicles and tacks trailer on Sega.com. I guess this wasn't so important after all. :|

frank7731
frank7731

@mariostar0001 Your not missing much in this video. It was just a quick blurb about the Vehicles and Tracks Trailer for Sonic & Sega Racing at the end of the video. Download the trailer off XBL. Its pretty sweet.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

I just want to know about Sonic & Sega Racing, but all the other games are shooters so I can;t view the video. :x