YouTube's most viewed game videos of the week

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This week's top YouTube gaming videos see the March release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 vie for contention with current favourite military shooter Modern Warfare 2 for chart space. The Angry Video Game Nerd takes two places with a Batman retrospective, and a there's a look back on a prototype board game's messy results.

1) Modern Warfare 2 Mythbusters: Episode 3 - 483,738 total views
The latest mythbusting series from video game community site Defend The House examines popular gameplay tips for Modern Warfare 2. Scenarios include using cracked glass to see past smoke grenades, stunning helicopter pilots, and using a knife to take down sentry guns.

2) FarmVille Podcast - January 29th - 355,740 total views
The latest official podcast from FarmVille, the most popular game played on the Facebook social networking website. This episode covers the new Super Pumpkin vegetable, a Super Bowl XLIV tie-in, and mention of the company's Haiti Relief Fund.

3) Battlefield Bad Company 2: Singleplayer Gameplay - 290,856 total views
This is a seven and a half minutes montage from Battlefield: Bad Company 2's single player mode. A pre-release version of the multiplayer mode has been accessible to those that ordered the game through certain retailers (see http://www.bit.ly/ags5it for the official list), but the single player has been kept relatively secret.

4) Batman - Angry Video Game Nerd - 240,017 total views
James, the Angry Video Game Nerd, dresses up as Batman in order to play through the masked vigilante's retro video game legacy: Batman The Caped Crusader on Commodore 64, Batman - The Video Game on the NES, Batman Returns on the SNES, Sega CD, and Atari Lynx, and The Adventures of Batman & Robin on SNES. Finally, the AVGN rages about the atrocious Batman Forever game.

5) Battlefield Bad Company 2: Port Valdez Demo Gameplay - 218,442 total views
The official Electronic Arts YouTube account hosts a 2m30s gameplay video of the upcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2. Starting with a parachute drop, the player romps through the Port Valdez level's snowy destructible environments by foot, snowmobile, truck, tank, and helicopter.

6) A Very Messy Party: VC2 - 198,839 total views
Due to its inclusion in YouTube's "Gaming" category, this video of an experimental (but well made) 1994 board game Tacky Races appears here after its inclusion on Current TV's YouTube channel. Forfeits include under-shirt egg-cracking, toothpaste under the arms, and marmalade on the face. The game's designer Mark Craig revisits the memories 15 years later with old friends. Would they play it again?

7) Machinima Respawn 1/29/2010 - 219,360 total views
Sark from Machinima Respawn recaps some of his favourite user videos from the previous week, including some motorcycle stunting in Grand Theft Auto IV, promotion of Machinima's Camp Hutch series, and gameplay commentaries on Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Borderlands. Finally, Sark and Hutch see who's the better gamer.

8) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Singleplayer (German) - 173,986 total views
Electronic Arts once again host footage from the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 single player campaign, this time on their German account.

9) Batman Part 2 - Angry Video Game Nerd - 171,154 total views
James the Angry Video Game Nerd returns with his bad-mouthed, bad mood reviews of Batman's video game outings. Batman Return of The Joker on the NES recieves the bulk of his bile, though there's time to spare for its Game Boy equivalent and Revenge of the Joker on the Sega Genesis / Megadrive.

10) Modern Warfare 2: Booster Justice - 189,500 total views
Modern Warfare 2 player TheSandyRavage spends some time hunting down players who use in-game loopholes to boost point scores unfairly. Also includes a voice message from one of those players after Sandy catches up with him and crashes the party.

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