Wednesday, May 28, 2008

play Battlefield: Bad Company early!

Much to my surprise, EA has given me 10 codes that unlock the Battlefield: Bad Company demo on Xbox Live and PSN. The demo will be available to everyone on June 5th, but here's your chance to download it and starting blowing stuff up a week early!



I've come up with a little contest. Because of the short notice, I'll simply give the remaining codes away if too few have entered the contest by Friday at 7:00 p.m. (Central time; GMT minus 6 hours for you non-Americans).

To enter the contest
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All you have to do is to submit your idea of a cool weapon or vehicle that you've never seen in a game but think could make for some great fun. If you want to point to a real weapon that just hasn't showed up in a game yet (an FSF-1 Sea Fighter, for example), that'll work; but preference will be given to original ideas. The best ideas are things that can single-handedly change gameplay, like the sticky grenades in Halo or the FarSight in Perfect Dark 64. Email your idea (one per entry; one entry per person) to me (Aaron) at hallower1980@gmail.com. On Friday night, the 10 winners will be emailed their codes to unlock the demo and the best weapon/vehicle ideas will be posted here on my site.

Again, this contest is only open until Friday at 7:00 p.m. CST, at which point all of the codes will be awarded. In the case of too few entries, remaining codes will be given away. So, for example, if only eight people enter the contest by Friday night, then those people will automatically win codes and I'll give the other two away.


The demo includes an early look into the single-player quest for Gold with Bad Company and, of course, multiplayer. Multiplayer takes the form of Gold Rush mode on the Oasis map (featuring land, sea, and air vehicles). It includes the ability to reach rank 4 and unlock an exclusive in-game weapon.

In case you've forgotten or haven't been watching it, Battlefield: Bad Company is a game by Dice that allows 24 players online and is all about destructible environments: "Create sniping positions by blowing out a piece of a wall or drive your tank straight through a small house."

War in a sandbox. Blow up the box. :)



Clarification (edit): I'm not a DICE or EA developer. EA was just generous enough to give a simple blogger like me the opportunity to host this contest.

And your weapon/vehicle idea doesn't have to be for Battlefield: Bad Company specifically... just something that a similar war game could use.

26 comments:

  1. LWRC INFANTRY AUTOMATIC RIFLE- Land Warfare Resources Corporation's new IAR has a dual-mode fire mechanism (combining a closed bolt semi-automatic weapon with an automatic open bolt weapon) that allows it to function as an automatic magazine-fed light machine gun when prolonged suppressive fire is required. Its ability to keep firing for hundreds of rounds gives it the edge over other automatic assault weapons. The weapon is fitted with a flash suppressor that pulls double duty as a sound suppressor mount.

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  2. It's cool if y'all post your ideas as comments here (the contest is meant to be a community brainstorm session, afterall).

    But I'll need your email address to send an early access code if you win, so be sure to email me at the provided address with your idea!

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  3. Hey mate, just a thought, I think it would have been great if a flame thrower was included in the game, although its probably too late, It would have been an interesting concept to take the idea from like Far cry 2..
    For example an enemy is in a house, flame around it so he has no escape etc.
    Would be quite fun I would imagine, especially on multiplayer.

    Anyway, Im not sure how to contact you via email, but my email is C_Fleming_cfc@hotmail.com incase I win!!

    Fingers crossed :P

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  4. i think a game sould have this weapon because its the fastest gun, 36 barrels

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-QP8s1ZJc

    if i do get a code my email address is cindylockewood@yahoo.com

    i hope i win

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  5. so far i haven't seen a TOW in the game which would be an awesome addition to the game.

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid452319854?bctid=1576242596

    thanks

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  6. A good weapon would a rifle that shoots bullets that injects acid into your blood and you slowly start to disinegrate another weapons is a glock that shoots bullets which have a high amount of c02 and they go into your blood stream and freeze you to death

    email= pushermandj@yahoo.com

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  7. I would really want like a cool unlockable weapon for every class. Like you couldnt buy or get it unless you get like every other weapon in that class.

    For example a sniper Semi Automatic with a scope 10x and very powerful

    assualt rifle with a scope and powerful

    accurate smg

    and stuff like that !


    E-mail-santos4206@hotmail.com

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  8. A nice weapon would be a grenade launcher that when shot, it will turn into bullets that fire like an M16 ( 3 burst fire ) & stick to enemies. A vehicle would be a truck with EVERYTHING bulletproof that has multiple very small windows in which you can blind fire.
    e-mail: platjorge@yahoo.com
    PSN: PLATFORMS

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  9. i would love to see a tank in the game with uranium shells so that not only does it blow the hell out of what ever it hits but it leave radiation behind and does damage to foot soldiers or LMVs. or maybe some bouncing bettys!!! that would be great


    danielk0416@aol.com

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  10. A bow and arrow that shoots arrows that explode with napalm on contact while breaking into shrapnel that hurts enemies in the area while igniting the all those hit. Alt fire could be a ice arrow which also creates shrapnel that slows down enemy movement on contact .

    gohanobi@yahoo.com

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  11. I guess a cool gun could be a gun that shoots bullets that bounce off walls and the coolest vehicle would be a mining drill that can go underneath and around enemies for sneak attacks.

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  12. Shotgun with a lawnmower attatchment.

    Kill enemies while mowing your lawn, 2 jobs with one gun.

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  13. A nice weapon would be a loud noise that is sticked2 your gun & when you press the button on da weapon or w/e it uses the VERY loud noise will go ONLY to the enemy your pointing at & would knock dem out or dissoreint dem.
    e-mail: escalade174@yahoo.com

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  14. I think a wench gun would be sweet. it could pull down doors or windows and also latch onto enemies and pull them closer for a knifing.
    email:rjj035@stu.aii.edu

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  15. Hi,

    I think the game should feature a cluster bomb attack that can be activated via satellite link and sent to enemy base - this would really hamper movement at the enemy base and teach the world how unfair and dangerous cluster bombs really are in real life.

    email:thundering_mantis@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. Hi,

    Due to the fact that im originally russian, it would be a pleasure to see a wepeon in combinations of popular russian rifles and assualt rifles. The base of it would be wooden (similar to a modern kalasknikov), but instead the frame of the mechanism is carbon fibre. It would be an assualt rifle but with the power of the V-94 with 12.7 mm rounds reaching distances of 2 km. With a combination of Mosin Nagant semi auto fromm WW2. Also at the butt of the gun, a slicer knife could be used (Not next to the barrel but closer to the carrier, could be used as a sneaky hand to hand curved like an ak-47 magazine and made out of titanium.

    I think that would mu ultimate wepeon.

    Email: yaroslavroake12@msn.com

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  17. A Mine that sticks to opponents and Tells you where they are.

    for PSN please.

    Email: Tw3nty0neJL@gmail.com

    ("0" is a zero)

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  18. A Mine that sticks to opponents and Tells you where they are.

    for PSN please.

    Email: Tw3nty0neJL@gmail.com

    ("0" is a zero)

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  19. btw for the 10th post with the email of gohanobi@yahoo.com the code would be for PS3 please

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  20. Lordz Limits5/30/08, 1:33 AM

    Nice job on the comp,

    My idea for a weapon is a gun that shoots a pack on to the enemy player and when that player gets in close proximity with two other players it detonates big streams of colorful smoke alerting all other players to that one location


    Email address is Scottpearce75@hotmail.com

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  21. Only 17 hours left until the big contest winners are announced. Can't wait lol. I hope my joking idea was good enough.

    -Austin

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  22. it would be awesome to have a sticky camera attachment. like in splinter cell. it would be useful if it could be fired from a sniper rifle. the sniper could get ready as they see enemies come around corners. They would also be able to fire it at vehicles and see what they are doing

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  24. this wouldn't be a weapon but it would be a piece of equipment that could be unfolded to make a bullet proof wall. it could be used for people to set up cover or block off doorways. it could help to defend in capture the flag or block off the hiding place of a sniper

    Email: shurwitz8@aol.com

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  25. when will we know the results? will you post the ideas that won?

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  26. In the next hour. I've just got to weed out a few more, then type up the post. :)

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