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Tom's Hardware, why no Battlefield 2 hardware benchmarks???

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October 3, 2006 12:41:50 PM

I can't for the life of me figure why THG refuses to include BF2 in most of their benchmarks. I have written them twice concerning this and received no reply. To be honest I think it is damned assinine for the most popular hardware site online to not have BF2 benchmarks. Anandtech has them and many other sites have them. Why would THG send a huge block of their visitors off to other competitors to find BF2 benchmarks??

Is there some business/marketing bs contract that is behind their decision to do this?

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October 5, 2006 12:28:25 PM

It's a CONSPIRACY nevermind the fact that the game is pants once the novelty wears off.

Anyway isn't BF2 just a bit weird when it comes to performance on different pc's? Also it's heavily dependant on RAM isn't it maybe making it a bit off to use as a gfx card benchmark however this is just my uneducated guess.
October 8, 2006 5:10:00 AM

Its because its so damn buggy!!!!
Damn you EA, Damn you all to Hell!
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October 9, 2006 8:41:29 AM

No it’s because it was made as an online multiplayer game and has no real single player mode with anything scripted what so ever. So you could not make a fair comparison and if you could it would not give a true reflection of what the games performance is like.

It may be a craply made game with really bad net code but it’s still the best of its class. Until there is anything better I will still be playing that game.
October 16, 2006 4:48:42 PM

i can understand RO being as it is but what the hell is BF2's excuse.

People will buy it anyway. There's no incentive for EA to fix a product you've already bought! I don't think they have any professional pride to want to produce a good product.
Besides, look how excited everyone is getting over Battlefield 2142 - anyone who has this on pre-order is either incredibly brave or incredibly foolhardy and naive.