When gamers think of cheating in a console video game, usually the first thought is of some desperate individual who is frantically hitting button combos on controllers attempting to unlock some godly weapon combination which will blow the competition out of the water.
As of now being an avid Xbox 360 gamer, and also playing considerable for hours online on what I naively pictured was a closed platform (and of course safe from the abusive traits of a cheater) little I knew that my innocent haven could be disrupted by an unruly force, hell-bent on winning at the cost of anything.
The problem was there only to lie partly in the ranking systems that many games nurture in order to encourage players to game long into the night.
Back in Electronic Art’s Battlefield: Bad Company, I remember encountering groups of soldiers standing next to flipped vehicles continually repairing them and at last ending the match with many thousand points more than the next top ranked player. It immediately became clear to me that the honest approach reaps far fewer rewards.
So what does EA/DICE plan on doing with BFBC for the PC? Are they really going to leave the PC gamers out in the rain with no Bad Company? What do the PC gamers get for their years of loyalty? Is “Battlefield Heros” our big reward? Really?
I find it amazing that BFBC won’t be released on the PC. The only thing I hear that’s coming out for the PC is Battlefield Heros, and judging by the looks of it, it’s nothing I’m going to be interested in playing. It looks like something a church would have for youth group, or something a family sits down to play after a nice day at church. Where the hell is our(PCers) Battlefield game?