If I were trapped on a desert island, and it was me, some coconuts, an xbox360, an HDTV and only one game (we’re assuming the island has an electrical outlet… hey, it’s MY desert island, not yours), the game would be Battlefield. Ever since I first walked in on my friend Kris playing conquest on a PC about ten years ago, I’ve been hooked. Unlike most of my PC-gaming brethren, I’ve long since preferred the console Battlefield experience over the PC (Except for Battlefield 2, which was arguably the greatest multiplayer experience you could have that didn’t contain the words “Roman Orgy”) and have been a faithful Battlefield player since I beta tested Battlefield on the Sony Playstation 2. Which, by the way, was actually why I bought a PS2. When I found out I could get an invite to the beta, I immediately replied, “of course I have a PS2” and swiftly left the house to go buy one.
So when I saw this, I nearly fainted. When I saw the bit at the end about pre-ordering and getting “Back to Karkand” expansion pack at no charge, I’m not ashamed to admit I pooped myself AND got hives.