Tag Archives: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 | 21:06 GMT
EA’s announced it is going to close more online servers for its games.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 18:35 GMT
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 13:00 GMT
CVG’s posted a movie of upcoming Mercenaries 2 DLC, which apparently involves making things endlessly explode.
There’s no date on it as yet.
Fri, Oct 31, 2008 | 07:36 GMT
As you can see in the video after the break, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are to appear in Mercenaries 2 as DLC.
Topical. Watch and believe.
Sun, Oct 26, 2008 | 10:37 GMT
The Mercenaries 2 “Total Payback” update won’t release until early into November, as you can see from this Pandemic community post.
As you can see on that thread, the news has resulted in the creation of some fairly unhappy bunnies.
Just goes to show.
Wed, Oct 01, 2008 | 06:39 BST
According to this Destructoid report, EA’s to release a Total Payback DLC pack for Mercenaries 2 later this month, to include cheats, new playable characters and more.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Cheats: Infinite ammo, infinite health, and unlock all weapons, vehicles, and airstrikes Six new playable characters: Blanco, Fiona, Ewan, Eva, and more Cross-region co-op: Play multiplayer with friends from foreign countries
We’re assuming this is free, in which case: awesome. Not sure why cross-region gameplay was in there from the start, but there we are.
It’s out on October 13 for 360 and October 20 for PS3.
Sun, Sep 28, 2008 | 20:49 BST
If you haven’t had a go at Mercenaries 2 on console yet, you may be heartened to know that the PC demo’s now up. Download it from GamersHell.
It’s a 1.6Gb download, so just be aware of that. No details on what it actually contains. The console demo was the full game but was restricted by a 20-minute timer.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 | 10:15 BST
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 | 20:28 BST
Update: We fucked up again. Very sorry. It’s only out in the US. We hate ourselves more than you can appreciate.
You may have believed us when we said the Mercenaries 2: World in Flames demo was up on Live. We lied. It is, however, there now. It’s the game as you’d play if you bought the disc, but there’s a 20-minute timer on it.
Try it. If you like it, buy it.
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 21:04 BST
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 19:22 BST
Following news that Spore had been pirated yesterday, this GameViper post tells that Mercenaries 2 has also been fed to the torrents.
It’s on Usenet as well. Nothing’s sacred these days.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 15:52 BST
A Mercenaries 2 PR stunt in London, at which EA tried to give away £20,000 worth of free petrol, has been branded “irresponsible” by an MP after hordes of motorists tried to cash in.
The fuel was limited to £40 per person, and 500 motorists were fast enough to get the gift.
By midday over 40 cars we queued along the residential street alongside the London petrol station, and one local resident had to be calmed down by EA security because he couldn’t get his car out from his drive.
“Whilst a lucky few might have got some free petrol, hundreds of local residents have faced misery on their daily journeys this morning. They deserve an apology for being the victims of such an ill-thought out media stunt,” said the MP for Hornsey Lynne Featherstone.
More on CVG.
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 | 08:23 BST
When the tagline said “World in Flames,” we didn’t… Never mind. IGN’s given the PS2 version of Mercenaries 2 3.9/10, which for IGN is pretty, pretty bad. Snip:
The original Mercenaries came out three-and-a-half years ago. But instead of giving us a game with more than three years worth of updates, Pi Studios has actually taken three steps backwards. Mercs 2 looks worse, plays worse and is just plain worse than the groundbreaking original. Why this watered-down version was even published is a mystery. Were this game fun, with the missions structured in a way that made them enjoyable, then there’d at least be a reason to rent. But there’s nothing here to recommend. Mercenaries 2 on PS2 is a bad game. ‘Nuff said.
More through the link. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, though. Video review after the break.
Sun, Aug 31, 2008 | 10:31 BST
IGN’s given Mercenaries 2 7.9/10, citing “numerous bugs, the terrible AI, and the lackluster missions.” Snip:
Mercenaries 2 is like a newsstand; it has a lot of issues. Still, I can’t deny that there were some hootin’ and hollerin’ moments. For every time I cursed the stupid AI, I cheered at the demolition of another building. For every bug that got me stuck in some bushes, there was an attack chopper waiting to be jacked. If Mercenaries 2 had more polish, it would have been a great game. As is, it’s still worth playing – and enjoyable – but falls far short of its promise.
And that’s that. Video review after the break.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 17:14 BST
EA has slapped back at critics of Mercenaries 2′s “fully destructible Venezuela” saying those opposed to the title on political grounds are just being silly.
“All the controversy around this is kind of comical,” said EA comms head Jeff Brown. “At the end of the day you have to remind yourself it’s a damned video game.”
The game’s out this weekend on the US, which, according to this Reuters piece, is “likely to anger allies of President Hugo Chavez, a Washington foe, who has in the past threatened to cut off oil exports to the United States.”
We reckon Mr Brown may have a point, Mr Reuters.
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 | 07:32 BST
“The Season” is kicking off properly now, with the first of the mad retail rush’s big products hoving into view, not least of which is Pandemics Mercenaries 2. Watch its launch trailer after the break.
Game’s out on Friday in the US and next week in Europe. Looks explosion-packed.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 08:59 BST
After the break. Watch lots of explosions, guns and helicopters as game director Cameron Brown and lead designer Scot Warner talk you through how co-operative play will work in Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.
There’ll be seamless ‘drop in, drop out’ co-op throughout the game and lots of killing.
Have a look.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 12:00 BST
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 15:58 BST
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 09:59 BST
EA has just announced a giant line-up for Holiday 2008, and it’s hard to be unimpressed. There is, quite fairly, something for everyone. Big boss John agrees.
“EA’s 2008 lineup is our best ever,” said EA head John Riccitiello. “This is the year that our core franchises leap forward with stunning innovation and we introduce more brand new games than any other year in our history. Sports lovers will compete in an all new holographic mode in Madden NFL 09 and experience the online evolution of their players in NBA LIVE 09. Action fans will be able to destroy everything in sight in Mercenaries 2 and be scared witless in our new Sci-Fi horror title Dead Space. We’ve got casual family titles like Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop and genre-defying experiences like Mirror’s Edge and Spore. EA has never offered consumers a stronger, more innovative and diverse line up of new games.”
It’s all after the link. There’s nothing there you don’t already know about, but seeing it all in one place is something else.