Items tagged with Call of Duty

The first of four pieces of DLC to hit Call of Duty: Ghosts is due out at the end of the month (28th for Xbox, later for other platforms), and Activision wants to make sure you understand what makes it so epic. This first DLC is called "Onslaught", and consists of four brand-new multiplayer maps, the first installment of the episodic narrative "Extinction", and a new Maverick rifle that doubles as an assault / sniper rifle. If you're a big gamer, you've no doubt found yourself in a situation where you want to game, but are unable to due to that hassle we call "real life". You might need to go to a "family thing", watch television with your significant other, go to a company dinner, or perhaps... Read more...
As nutty as it may seem, the thing I get most excited about whenever the latest Call of Duty drops is the single-player campaign. I know - I should be ashamed. While many consider the story to be the weakest part of any CoD, I eat it up, and given the fact that no CoD has failed to keep me engaged, I have rather high expectations for Ghosts. A new trailer, released just today, helps fuel that further: The thing that might excite me most about Ghosts is the obvious improvement to the game engine. I am not sure if we're going to be seeing Battlefield 4-level graphics here, but it does look like we're going to be close. I believe that Ghosts will be the first CoD title in a while where the series'... Read more...
Gaming has changed a lot over the years, primarily due to our reliance on the cloud, broadband Internet connections, and the seemingly never-ending desire for more, more, more. Replay value has taken on an entirely new meaning, and for developers, they're able to squeeze more revenue out of existing titles on the shelf. Call of Duty needs no introduction, and those hooked on Black Ops II will find themselves hard-pressed to keep their credit card at bay due to a new DLC available today. Black Ops II Vengeance is now available to download for PlayStation 3 and PC, bringing four new Multiplayer Maps, including the return of a re-imagined Multiplayer classic, an all-new epic Zombies chapter and... Read more...
The CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick announced this morning that he would lead an investor buyout of the company worth approximately $8.2 billion dollars. The move would free Blactivision (how has this moniker never caught on?) to become an independent publisher and free it from the clutches of Vivendi, the evil French entertainment conglomerate. Vivendi has reportedly been attempting to sell Activision Blizzard for years, due to an apparent hatred of actually turning a profit, given than the game developer owns some of the most popular franchises on Earth. Kotick, otherwise known as Satan (if you think I'm kidding, hie thee to Google and type "Bobby Kotick is a" in the search bar and... Read more...
Let's face it: if there's one aspect of gaming that's a bit lacking, it's zombies. To help remedy this obvious void, Call of Duty: Black Ops II developer Treyarch is packing-in a zombie-filled story mode in its upcoming DLC, dubbed "Uprising". If you're already familiar with the base game (which we reviewed at launch), then you're no doubt aware that there already exists a mode for the zombie-killer in all of us. But there was no real story to speak of there, which some considered to be its primary flaw. Uprising includes four multiplayer maps including a reinvisioning of "Firing Range" (now called Studio), with its zombie portion called Mob of the Dead - where "mob" refers to the mobster playable... Read more...
Don't believe anyone who tells you the Revolution won't be televised, that's a bunch of hogwash. The Revolution is going to be on televisions all over the place, especially starting February 28, 2013, which is when Activision plans to release the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC map pack for PC and PlayStation 3 (PS3). Revolution is the first map pack for Black Ops II, and it holds little back featuring a bunch of new contents and four brand new multiplayer maps, including: Hydro: Located in Pakistan, this hydro-electric plant comes complete with a lethal spillway that floods with very little warning. Grind: Set in a skate park in Venice Beach (the birthplace of skateboarding!), quarter-pipes... Read more...
The Call of Duty series is immense. Each title manages to sell a record-breaking number of copies, and across all of the platforms they're available for, players tend to stick with them until the next one comes out. Despite all this, the game has very little presence in the pro-gaming landscape. Instead, it's titles like Battlefield 3, Counter-Strike, DotA and even Guitar Hero that manages to draw the crowds and keep people seriously competitive. Both Activision and Microsoft are finally tired of sitting by the wayside, and have joined forces to put on a very compelling competition... ... with a $1 million purse for the winner. Wow. The competition will be held in partnership with Major League... Read more...
With the original Call of Duty Black Ops, Treyarch wanted to prove that it wasn't the "underdog" of the Call of Duty series. They were set to prove they deliver titles as good, or better, than Infinity Ward. While the success of that game versus Modern Warfare could be disputed, it seems to be widely agreed-upon that it was the best Call of Duty the company had ever created. With Black Ops II, the developer wanted to up the ante - and by all accounts, they have. Treyarch has proven Black Ops II to be the biggest evolution in the series, with key additions ensuring re-playabilty of the single-player campaign - something pretty non-existent with previous titles... Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review... Read more...
I have a confession to make: I enjoy the Call of Duty series. Some may scoff and hit me with a splash of Haterade, but the fact of the matter is, there's something that remains consistent with each new game in the series: I have fun. Fun is the operative word here, because while the series, like many others, has its obvious faults, what I care about most is whether or not I'm enjoying the game, and am intrigued enough to carry on. So far, no Call of Duty has let me down. One of the obvious faults is that the series, by some respects, has begun to grow a bit stale. Well - depending on who you ask, that ship sailed long ago. While I'm a sucker for any new Call of Duty sequel that crosses... Read more...
After playing through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaign and spending some solid time with the game in multiplayer, we can attest that MW3 is the latest well-executed title in the long-running Call of Duty franchise. The game's production values are excellent, the single-player campaign is gripping and intense, and all of the gameplay conventions and design principles the CoD series is known for are here. Whether or not this is a good thing depends entirely on how much you like the Call of Duty titles to begin with... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reviewed, BF3 Compared... Read more...
After playing through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaign and spending some solid time with the game in multiplayer, we can attest that MW3 is the latest well-executed title in the long-running Call of Duty franchise. The game's production values are excellent, the single-player campaign is gripping and intense, and all of the gameplay conventions and design principles the CoD series is known for are here. Call of Duty: Death To Landmarks Whether or not this is a good thing depends entirely on how much you like the Call of Duty titles to begin with. If you've played any of the previous games you'll feel right at home in MW3—a fact that actually caught me by surprise,... Read more...
Every so often, a game is monumental enough to warrant a limited run of themed consoles. Halo is one, and evidently the newest version of Call of Duty is another. Shortly after seeing a new multiplayer demo before the rapidly-approaching Nov. 11 release, there's now proof that a custom edition CoD-themed 360 (320GB) will be shipping with it. The highly decorated console will go on sale November 8th in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and EMEA for $399, and that includes a pair of stylized controllers as well as a copy of the game. A one month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription to Xbox LIVE is included, and those that already own a console can still pick up the limited edition controllers... Read more...
It feels like just yesterday that we were picking up our first copy of Call of Duty, and now, we're looking at the latest iteration. A new video has surfaced on YouTube showcasing Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer capabilities. The game itself is just a few months out, and now we're getting a look at what that game will deliver. Needless to say, we suspect that people will be lined up around the block in order to bring this kind of action home as soon as humanly possible. The developer, Infinity Ward, decided to give CoD fans the world over a taste of what would be coming soon. This title will boast a Hollywood–style production that hasn't been seen, at least to this degree, in versions prior.... Read more...
Activision has added that Nov. 8 will include more than just the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It will also launch Call of Duty: Elite, a social-networking twist to a first-person player shooter's multiplayer component. There will be a free version of Call of Duty: Elite, and a premium (paid) version as well. It's unclear how much the paid version will cost. In addition, Activision will hold a public beta this summer for Elite using their last Call of Duty Release, Call of Duty: Black Ops. In a press release, Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing said, "The average Call of Duty player spends 58 minutes per day playing multiplayer. That is more than the average Facebook user... Read more...
Call of Duty: Black Ops will launch on November 9. It will be available on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and the Nintendo DS. Activision has just released the official launch trailer. Although the YouTube video says it was uploaded on Oct. 29, it was done then so it could render in HD and be tested properly. It was only publicly revealed on Halloween evening. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the seventh installment of the Call of Duty series and the third game in the series to be developed by Treyarch. It is a sequel to the Treyarch's previous title in the series, Call of Duty: World at War. It is the first Call of Duty title set during the Cold War era. The MSRP of the Xbox... Read more...
Covering the declarations of Bobby Kotick is a bit like monitoring the behavior of an active volcano. It's impossible to predict exact when he'll blow, but when he inevitably does, the event will blast molten stupid in every direction. The man's latest bright idea is to charge for cutscenes. This wouldn't affect in-game play, but would be an out-of-game option. Here's what Bobby envisions, in his own words. If we were to go to an audience and say ‘We have this great hour and a half of linear video that we'd like to make available to you at a $20 or $30 price point’ you'd have the biggest opening weekend of any film ever,” he told an audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch... Read more...
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