How exactly do you broaden the audience of one of the biggest selling games in video game history? No idea, but Activision's COO Thomas Tippi [really? - Ed] seems to think newly formed studio Sledgehammer Games' Call Of Duty project will do just that
Speaking with the LA Times, Tippi said Sledgehammer's take will bring "innovation" to the series. Tippi was also keen to stress that..
Long-time readers of the site will know we're overwhelmingly excited at the prospect of a good "traditional" Transformers game in Transformers: War For Cybertron
And thus with the announcement of representation from both the Aerialbots and Stunticons, our excitement goes up that little bit more. Both Air Raid and Breakdown will break away from their gestalt and join the battle for Cybertron..
Infinity Ward is dead at this point
Seriously, if you're still clinging onto that Call Of Duty and Modern Warfare brand, you may aswell stop. That's not to undermine Treyarch's efforts. They're a good studio that make good games. It's just that Infinity Ward are were the life-blood of the franchise. But that's studio's now all but dead. With gaffers Vince Zampella and Jason West over at EA's..
If you read PushSquare yesterday you'd know that the fired Infinity Ward gaffers, Vince Zampella and Jason West, have formed a new studio with EA under the guise Respawn Entertainment
Industry analyst Michael Pachter reckons this is a huge "screw you" to Activision. This is the ultimate screw-you to Activision and the ultimate screw-you to EA, said Michael Pachter, who remembers..
Remember those fired Infinity Ward staffers Vince Zampella and Jason West? Y'know, the ones who practically created the Call Of Duty franchise
Yeah, erm, they just signed a new publishing deal with EA. Their new studio's named Respawn Entertainment. The new studio will retain full control over the..
If you've not been keeping up with the whole Activision vs
ex-Infinity Ward men debacle, you probably wouldn't know that Jason West and Vince Zampella - ex-gaffers at Modern Warfare 2 studio Infinity Ward - were fired by the company's parent Activision and later reacted by issuing legal action against the company. Well Activision's just released a counter-complaint against the ex-employees,..
Microsoft's "exclusivity" in regards to Modern Warfare 2's "Stimulus Map Pack" has turned out to be incredibly brief, as publishers Activision has just announced that the DLC's due on Playstation 3 mere weeks after its XBOX 360 debut - on May 4th in the US and May 5th worldwide
That's according to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling anyway, who made the...
Readers snagging their subscriber copies of this month's Official Playstation Magazine are spreading word of a big Call Of Duty unveil due in May
That's right, the magazine'll have an exclusive look at Treyarch's next game in the Call Of Duty franchise when the issue hits stands on May 16th. There's a whole host of Call Of Duty 7 rumours right through here. Nothing is concrete at this stage. Though..
When we were younger, we dreamt of being a Transformer
We'd be a Ford Capri, with missile launchers coming out of our headlamps, and big Batman prongs on the top of our head. It's exciting, then, to hear that the upcoming Transformers game Transformers: War For Cybertron (which incidentally looks really good) includes a character creation mode. Sadly, it appears that Modnation Racers/LittleB
If you missed yesterday's blow-out on Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, you'd probably do well to head over here first
Done? Ok, so a few more details for you on Spidey's amazingly/noir outing: the game's story is being penned by Marvel's Dan Slott and will be hitting stores this September. If you're in the US, you'll be able to read more about the game in the next issue of GamePro and also the San..
After the jump is the debut trailer for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
If you want to go watch it, hit the jump. We won't mind. Done? Pretty rad, right? The game's focused on some weird tablet thing that shatters and alters reality. Key thing you should know: there are multiple permutations of Spider-Man. Revealed in this trailer is the classic "Amazing" Spider-Man and an edgy..
We don't know how they've done it, but VG247 has got their hands on a release schedule from British retailer GAME
Amongst many interesting discoveries, the listing outs a number of key Activision titles for release in October. Amongst the big hitters are Call Of Duty 7 - the latest foray into the military shooter franchise by spin-off developer Treyarch - aswell as DJ Hero 2 and James Bond Racing..
CVG are reporting that Liverpool based developer Bizarre Creations are not just working on their upcoming combat racer Blur
Nuh-uh, they've got two projects up their sleeve. Ged Talbot, Blur's co-lead designer told CVG:"We do have a couple of other projects on the go and they haven't been restricted or slowed down [by Blur's development]. "The team that make the shooters are still..
We're shaking our heads here
Bemused. Look, we know Modern Warfare 2's a good game. We said as much in our review. But really, it's not that good. It's a shooter, you have guns, they fire. Man, the UK's video games sales data people GfK Chart-Track have just announced that Modern Warfare 2 has become the second best selling game of all time. It's leap-frogged Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That's..
Bored of the Bayformers and Megan Fox pouting? Us too
We want a real Transformers experience, and thankfully Activision's latest title, War For Cybertron, looks set to capitalise on that. Aside from being a new Transformers game that actually might be good, the game's going to have three-player online co-0p, multiplayer, and epic God Of War-esque set-pieces. Obviously, playing as Transformers..
Remember Call Of Duty? Yeah it was a big deal for a little while
It'll continue to be a big deal for a while longer. But it kinda sounds like the franchise is done. In a whole pile of drama starting yesterday, Activision has fired the Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West. Activision's also filed a document citing a human resources investigation into breaches of contract and..
Bizarre Creations' announced that its power-up focused racing title Blur will hit the UK on May 28th
The game was due in November but has since been pushed back for an extra lick of polish or two. Interestingly, that's in a similar window to Disney's destructive racer Split/Second. Decisions, decisions. Although arcade racing games are one of our favourite genres, so we'll probably be playing both..
It's a funny one Blur
It's coming from a team with a fantastic heritage — the Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing franchises were both absolutely fantastic. But Blur's never looked quite so exciting; particularly not for a Bizarre Creations game. This latest trailer makes more sense however. It's clear Bizarre are aiming for a super social game, and in many ways that has its own..
It's been a long time since that semi-decent Transformers game on the PS2
What with the recent Bayformers movies, we'd given up hope of a more traditional Transformers experience. Thank goodness for High Moon Studios, who appear to be keeping our dream alive with Transformers: War For Cybertron. The big shoot-out with Omega Supreme at the end looks really fantastic. <div style="width:..
It never seems to be longer than a few days before we're posting about yet another Modern Warfare 2 patch
We know the popularity of the game has lead to plenty of exploits but, this is kind of ridiculous. The latest patch should fix the predator missile on care package exploit, plus more rebalancing for the shotguns. Oh and earning negative XP no longer happens. Anyone still play this game? Dumb..
Y'know, we might be just having a blonde moment, but until we read about Transformers: War For Cybertron's preorder bonuses, we didn't even know the game had a multiplayer component
It must do though, because if you preorder the title from GameStop, you'll unlock Shockwave as a playable character in the multiplayer mode. Awesome. Does the game even have a release date?
Activision's confirmed during a consumer call tonight that there will be new iterations Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and Spiderman by the time 2010 is done and finished
The Call Of Duty title in development is believed to be set in Vietnam, and is being developed by Activision's secondary CoD team Treyarch. Robomodo confirmed they are...
Activision's announced LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is coming to the Playstation 3 and PSP later this year
The game's set during the first couple of seasons of the animated series, which you probably haven't watched.The LEGO Star Wars franchise is a massive hit with fans, bringing in sales of over 20 million units worldwide. Were thrilled to extend this experience to LEGO Star Wars III:..
Gah, it feels like every week we're posting about another Modern Warfare 2 patch that fixes some glitch or other
Take the latest patch, which fixes the following: Care Package, Emergency Airdrop, and Sentry Gun marker grenades sprint speed normalized Fix for "infinite care package" exploit Sentry Guns: Improved placement detection, preventing cases of Sentry Guns inside geometry Model..
Someone grab that little dude with the funny suit from Braid because I'm about to take you on a trip through time
Rewind the clocks back to November 2006 when Sony released the Playstation 3 upon the world. It was met with feverish anticipation and was considered the second, err, third coming of the great Playstation home console series. All was good with the world. That is, until it was decided by..
Microsoft announced at E3 that they'd given Activision lots of money secured "exclusive first looks" at the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 DLC, but until today the exact context of that statement had not been revealed
However, Eurogamer are reporting today that Modern Warfare 2 DLC will receive a period of timed-exclusivity on the XBOX 360, for 30 days...
Probably one of the most hated figures in the video game industry, smug money maker Bobby Kotick has admitted to Game Informer (via Destructoid) that, yep, Activision's Spider-Man games have kinda sucked
Our Spider-Man games have sucked for the last five years, Kotick claimed. They are bad games. They were poorly rated because they were bad games. We went away from what is Spider-Man..
Maybe next time, we'll drop the clue
But our little game still won't be much fun, yo. It's too obvious. At this stage we're starting to believe that even when something huge, like, say, Final Fantasy XIII or God Of War III launches; Modern Warfare 2 will still be sitting atop the British sales charts. It'll probably still be there in 2011. By which time we'll have run out of funny comments to write..
Blimey oh riley
Here's not news you expect to report on everyday. According to reports from Destructoid, Infinity Ward are hiring staff to develop an MMO. The company are apparently sniping employees from Sony Online Entertainment and Blizzard to help out on the game, including EverQuest II's Ryan Barker. Destructoid reckon the MMO will run...
Treyarch's next foray into the Call Of Duty franchise - widely rumoured to be set in Vietnam - is due for release in November, ahead of the "gifting season" according to CVG
Their source - a "senior UK trade rep" - said Activision had told them to expect the game in the same window as Modern Warfare 2.Activision believes that it can own Christmas again, just as it has in the last two..
Top DJ David Guetta [and the mastermind behind tons of amazing French house - Ed] has hinted he's working on a follow-up to DJ Hero
In an interview with Kelowna, Guetta said, I think its amazing, this game [DJ Hero], and Im going to work on the No. 2 version. Its a really crazy game, he said.After ten minutes, you get the rush that a DJ gets after ten years of practising. I have fun..
Snore-phewwww. Snore-phewwww. Mumble. Mutter. Modern Warfare 2 is still top of the UK sales charts. Mutter. Mumble. Snore-phewwww. Snore-phewwww. Snore-phewwww. Mumble. Mutter. Not a lot else to talk about but Nintendo. Mutter. Mumble. Snore-phewwww. Snore-phewwww. Snore-phewwww. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 FIFA 10 WII FIT PLUS WII SPORTS RESORT ASSASSIN'S CREED II MARIO &..
So the True Crime games have been of questionable quality in the past, but after seeing the name United Front Games (the people behind Sony's Modnation Racers) and a well paced trailer we're ready to believe: this reboot set in China could be awesome
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Quick update , Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has just Tweeted that the 15mb Modern Warfare 2 update is available now
As we posted yesterday, the update fixes the Javelin glitch alongside some other exploits. Quite a few people wrote in yesterday saying they'd stopped playing MW2 until this stuff got fixed. You can jump back in now eh, guys?
Infinity Ward are finally readying a patch to fix Modern Warfare 2's much-famed Javelin glitch
The glitch, which makes people go really fast and be all explosive, is already in certification according to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling. Aswell as the Javelin glitch, patch 1.06 will also fix the infinite care package exploit, aswell as stopping players from glitching the scenery (i.e. hiding inside..
If you've been sitting, waiting, deliberating over whether to pick up another DJ Hero controller - now you totally can
Available via the Guitar Hero Store, dropping $70 will earn you a standalone deck for local multiplayer action. Obviously this is still ridiculously expensive, but hey, the game's a lot of fun so we can't blame you for taking the plunge.
If you, like some of those on my PSN friends list, have already put in 40 hours into Modern Warfare 2, you might be getting a bit hacked off with seeing the same maps
We were after just 7 hours, but that's moot. Point is, you want DLC, right? Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling just Tweeted that it's coming - in "Spring". And that ladies and gentlemen, is that.
Modern Warfare 2 was (and still continues to be) a big deal
It smashed loads of sales records in, like, 24 hours and will probably remain one of the most played Playstation games until 2010. So, it's inevitable to think that DLC for one of the most popular games of year could spin a whole pile of cash. That's absolutel
Ever wondered what prototypes for peripherals look like? Well, there's actually a reason companies don't release them - as this Tony Hawk: Ride prototype is a testament to the "unfinished product"
The board, taped together with duct tape and featuring arcade buttons looks like something out of a horror movie.
If you fancy getting your groove on to a series of new DJ Hero tracks, look no further than the David Guetta track pack which is available on the US Playstation Store right now for just $7
99. The pack includes: "When Love Takes Over" featuring Kelly Rowland, "Sexy Chick" featuring Akon, and "On The Dancefloor" featuring will.i.am and apl.de.ap. <span>Klaxon..
It doesn't matter that DJ Hero was a flop because Activision are now wiping their bottom with cash
Why? Mainly because Modern Warfare 2 managed to earn the company a whopping $550million in five days. Apparently it trumps a number of huge entertainment launches such as The Dark Knight and Harry Potter.
Well, let's be honest, it was absolutely inevitable that some Russians were going to get upset over that scene in Modern Warfare 2
We'd tell you all about it, but we don't want to spoil things for folks who haven't played the game yet. Chances are, if you have played the game, you know what we're talking about. According to a Hellforge translation, a censored console version of Modern Warfare 2..
Remember Ghost from Modern Warfare 2? Yeah, he sounded a lot like Gaz
That's because the character probably was Gaz. But speculation aside, the voice actor for both characters - Craig Fairbrass - has blurted out some interesting tid-bits regarding the nature of a potential spin-off title starring the masked military dude.I did in the last game a voice for a character called Gaz and in this game..
Hilariously, in an interview with MCV, Activision's Guitar Hero brand CEO Dan Rosensweig has confirmed that there are already future iterations of DJ Hero, Guitar Hero and Band Hero in the works
Thankfully, those games aside, there will be fewer SKUs in the "Hero" franchise next year all together. Hopefully this means an end to "Guitar Hero: Generic Rock Band No-One Cares..
The campaign might be a teensy bit contrived, but there's absolutely no doubt that Modern Warfare 2 is absolutely the best multiplayer game available on Playstation 3 right now
It's the subtle tweaks that make Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer a rip-roaring success. This is not evolution, it's iteration. And it's iteration at its very best. Modern...
The video game executive that every gamer loves to hate - Activision's Bobby Kotick - has made a cool $20million after selling 2million shares in the firm this week
The outrageous profit comes after shrewd business from Bobby on the week of Modern Warfare 2's launch. Is it possible to hate this man any more?
Activision have announced that Modern Warfare 2 managed to muster up sales in the 4
7million region in just North America and the UK alone. We're going to assume that's a lot of money and stuff. And now, we're not going to post anything else about Modern Warfare 2's sales until at least next week. Because we're bored of it. We get it. It sold lots.
Analyst Ben Schachter wants to talk numbers
Big numbers in fact, in relation to Modern Warfare 2. He wants to talk a whopping 7million — which he reckons is just how many copies Modern Warfare 2 sold on day-one worldwide. We already know of the 1.23 million sold in the UK, so those worldwide estimates certainly don't seem far off the boil. If that's correct, Modern Warfare 2 would have doubled..
Infinity Ward have finally managed to fix Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer issues, meaning anyone wanting to jump online and shoot some folks can now once again do so
It appears the problem was down to overwhelming demand raping Infinity Ward's servers. Reassuringly though, Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling Tweeted that the company...
So we guess patch number three is on the way then? Since yesterday's launch of Modern Warfare 2 we've already had two patches; today's released to fix the trophy unlocks
Sadly, while we can confirm patch 1.02 has fixed trophies, it's totally borked the online multiplayer which, well, doesn't work at all. Hopefully Infinity Ward can turn out a patch...
As expected, Modern Warfare 2's launch was a major deal in the UK
The game sold a whopping 1.23 million units in its first 24 hours or so; absolutely crushing Grand Theft Auto IV's 631,000 units. The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association described the launch as "interactive entertainment come of age." Apparently, Infinity Ward's shooter grossed £47million in first..
Modern Warfare 2 is barely 24 hours old and it's already been patched twice
We suppose that shows some hefty commitment from Activision and Infinity Ward to make the game's launch as smooth as possible. The patch apparently fixes trophy unlock issues that were affecting some users on launch day. The slightly broken party system will be fixed by...
Today is November 10th
That's the day that Modern Warfare 2 officially lands on store shelves. Chances are there's no one around to read this. Fact is, we aren't actually around to write it. This is being written on Sunday 8th November to inform you that, today (today being the Tuesday November 10th) we are playing Modern Warfare 2. And no, we don't intend to update the website. We intend to shoot..
Well, obviously not right now, this isn't a magic photograph
It is still a recent photograph from tonight's Modern Warfare 2 launch event in London's Leicester Square however. We'd be there, seeing the sights and brushing shoulders with the Zoo models but, y'know, we're in Birmingham. Sorry folks.
Perhaps you're offended by the game's subject matter? Maybe you hate Bobby Kotick with a vengeance? Or perhaps you just don't have the cash -- for whatever reason, Kotaku has compiled the complete strategy guide for the bitter Modern Warfare 2 boycotter
May we add one thing to Kotaku's list? Those of you boycotting because of the game's hype levels: sit quietly in a darkened room and think about..
Modern Warfare 2 is getting its own premiere in London's Leicester Square tonight
No, we're not making it up. It's really happening. Apparently there's going to be a load of famous people and "top DJs" and a secret gig and stuff. Some guy off Big Brother Series 3 will probably be there or something. We don't know. It's hard to remember that this is just a video game right now. It honestly..
Modern Warfare 2 isn't even out yet
If you didn't know, it's out tomorrow. But hey, lots of people already have the game. So will their multiplayer stats be reset so that everyone is on an even playing field come launch tomorrow? Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling says no. <span>Any players who purchased a legit retail copy will not be reset or banned. Only modded / pirate..
Both the Guardian and Telegraph have gone live with their Modern Warfare 2 reviews ahead of embargo (which PushSquare believes to be this evening), both outlets scoring the hyped-beyond-life-itself shooter perfect scores
The Guardian describe it as the most "polished, intelligent FPS" of the year. The Telegraph have also heaped the praise on Infinity Ward's creation claiming, "It may..
Activision have trademarked the name Drum Hero over the Hallowe'en weekend, suggesting a game devoted to, erm, drumming is on the way
Woohoo! Chances are the inevitable Drum Hero will support singing and guitar playing too, so will end up exactly the same as recent Guitar Hero games with a different name on the box. Excuse our cynicism of Activision's products - there's a chance the game might be..
Take that shocked look off your faces, people
We know it's extremely hard to believe but, yo, guess what - Activision are planning more Call Of Duty and Guitar Hero games for next year. The company that are never afraid to saturate the market stated in their Q3 financial report last week that we will see more Guitar Hero and Call Of Duty within the year. What next - Guitar Hero: Limp Bizkit with..
As anticipation mounts for the biggest game release of the year, American retailer GameStop have seemingly crumpled under the pressure, selling copies of Modern Warfare 2 ahead of its street date in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio
Hey if you live near by though, it's worth a crack right? We mean, you won't specifically be doing anything wrong.
Infinity Ward have released the last Modern Warfare 2 trailer before the game's launch next week
And it's an absolute show stopper. Highlighting some of the game's biggest set-pieces (while hopefully keeping a few under wraps), we're sure the trailer showcases someone in space at one point. Which then brings us onto our major Modern Warfare 2 concern. When the nuclear bomb went off in Call Of Duty..
Oh no, the whole Kurt Cobain thing is back again
No Doubt are suing Activision over their appearance in Band Hero, claiming they have been turned into a "circus act" after their likenesses are available for use in the game's full 60 track line-up. According to No Doubt, their likeness was only supposed to be used in the game's three No Doubt tracks. Blimey Activision. The one-off thing..
Analysts like to talk about sales a lot
Heck, it's their job. A job that pays Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Markets to tell Gamasutra that DJ Hero's sales are "modest". Given the UK figures, we wouldn't be surprised to hear that. Top marks Colin — your profession continues to state the bloomin' obvious. Sebastian goes on to claim that consumers are "showing price..
We don't know if you heard but, hey, Modern Warfare 2 is going to be a big, big, big deal
So big in fact, Activision were willing to plough Infinity Ward with a "ridiculous" budget to develop the game.Early on when we decided to make a sequel Activision estimated out a ridiculous budget. And we were like: No, we dont need that, Infinity Ward's community manager Robert..
So, Infinity Ward have really gone mad with the multiplayer killstreaks in Modern Warfare 2
The latest leak to come out of Infinity Ward is the 25-kill streak reward: a nuke.
If you've got DJ Hero already, you might be tempted by some new DLC which is, well, available today
Be warned though, just like the main game, the DLC is rather pricey. At $5.99 you'll get two mixes - "All Of Me" by 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige vs. "Radio Ga Ga" by Queen, and "DARE" by Gorillaz vs. "Can't Truss It" Performed by Public Enemy - under the..
Gotta be honest, we weren't entirely sure whether those third-person Modern Warfare 2 claims yesterday were real
But alas, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has come out and said, yo, it's totally fact, Modern Warfare 2 has multiplayer modes."It's not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game," said Bowling. The mode can apparently be turned on and off in private matches or be played..
As far as we're concerned, DJ Hero is the second coming of Christ
Ok, not quite, excuse our blasphemy. Just, look: the game appeals to us on so many levels, and we're sure that we're not the only ones. In the office, we're less likely to have the ol' rock music blasting from our stereo, and more disco, dance, house, r&b, pop and hip-hop. Sure, we're not going to say there's not great rock music..
Earlier today we posted a leaked video supposedly from Modern Warfare 2 displaying a third-person game type
A screenshot of Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer playlists seems to confirm the existence of a SOCOM-like mode, with "3rd Person Team Deathmatch" and "3rd Person Cage Match" both showing up on the lists. There's still no word from Infinity Ward, so continue to treat as..
Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling hinted at a "big secret" reveal for Modern Warfare 2 recently
That secret may have just been leaked, as footage of Modern Warfare 2 running from a third-person perspective has hit Youtube. A French gamer claims to have picked up an early copy of Modern Warfare 2 and spotted a third-person gameplay mode. Treat as rumour for now.
This screenshot, part of a full set you can view over at Kotaku, confirms that Modern Warfare 2 will be more than just a romp around brown landscapes
Alas, here we see the bright blue depths of the ocean, as British troops scuba-dive in clean looking water. By the way, have you folks heard those rumours that the game's first mission will take place in space? Crazy. Not long until we find out for..
Activision are throwing the gauntlet in terms of big midnight launch parties this year, with a massive Modern Warfare 2 bash in Leicester Square, London
The party will take place on the night before the game's launch, November 10th, with the screens of the nearby ODEON steaming footage from Infinity Ward's shooter, aswell as HMV honouring a midnight launch. Eurogamer are reporting there's also..
Hey Taylor Swift
We want to write really sexy things about you here but we're prohibited by your age. Even if you are only 15 months younger than us, we still feel uncomfortable. So instead we're going to talk about the new game you're in, Band Hero. And its track list. Which is probably going to make the Guitar Hero faithful cry themselves to sleep; but it actually looks a lot better to us than..
News just in that the BBFC have rated Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 an 18
It goes one rating further than the already rather brutal Call Of Duty: World At War, and is perhaps an indication that Infinity Ward's trademark "in your face" moments will return in Modern Warfare 2. It's actually..
Modern Warfare 2 totally does have co-op, it's just not quite in the same vein as what many expect
It'll be enjoyable in short two-player chunks, rather than full-on romps through the single-player campaign. Robert Bowling told VG247 that the reason full co-op for the single-player experience wasn't included was because it "really broke the cinematic experience, took the immersion out of it,..
And for once we find ourselves agreeing with Activision
We couldn't give two flying hoots about Guitar Hero here in the PushSquare office because we don't like 92% of the music they pump out for that platform. DJ Hero on the other hand, has us absolutely stoked because we do like that music. So, Activision's brand manager Ian McCellan was totally talking sense when he told MCV, "With the kind..
The intro to Activision's upcoming DJ Hero's is a real mixed bag
Yes, the choice of Justice as the game's introductory track really sums up the game no end - and for that has us chomping at the bit to get our hands on it - but the footage involving crazy monsters, exploding trucks and giant vinyl record players really did nothing for us. Still, at least the music's good, right?
We still can't believe Guitar Hero 5 sold better than the fantastic The Beatles: Rock Band
It literally blows our mind. But thankfully Activision's Guitar Hero business CEO Dan Rosensweig is on hand to explain exactly what happened:"The number one thing about Guitar Hero is that it's fun as hell — it's focused on the guitar, and the variety and value proposition — and the reviews are..
Just a bit more on Modern Warfare 2
This is a new video to emerge out of a recent multiplayer event that Infinity Ward held. The footage depicts the use of the sniper and shows some lobbies and stuff. Not very interesting for the casual Modern Warfare fan we must admit, but new footage will delight those itching for the game.
"[Activision] wanted to be World War II
Again," reveal Infinity Ward of their block-buster title Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2. In an interview with Official Playstation Magazine - UK, Infinity Ward's head-honcho Vince Zampella has revealed how publisher Activision held them back from releasing a modern combat game for years.<span>"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it..
The full DJ Hero tracklisting is out
And as you know, we're super excited for the game. SUPER EXCITED. Bear with us while we do a little jig to the tune of Stayin' Alive... Boo yeah. There are 93 songs in DJ Hero with DLC to follow. We've highlighted the most amazing tracks for prominence. Word. Hit the jump. The complete DJ Hero set list: 2Pac - "All Eyez On Me" vs. The Aranbee Pop..
DJ Hero has been officially dated for Europe
It's coming October 30th. Hooray. Needless to say after a love-hate affair with the game, the PushSquare offices have decided to love and currently have a big countdown on the wall counting down to DJ Hero's release (we don't really have a big countdown - Ed). Yes it's expensive, but it has Daft Punk among other tracks we deem to be enjoyable. Which is..
As promised, there's a new Modern Warfare 2 trailer
"Infamy" tries to pull at your heart strings. The question of morality underscored by readings from the Bible; ironic for a game all about shooting folk. We guess that's kinda the idea. Either that, or we're missing something. Still, we don't think Modern Warfare 2 is a game that trailers well. After all, the first game was totally all..
So, according to USA Today, Activision will be showing a new trailer for Modern Warfare 2 in between the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday
Any Americans who've dropped by this site and feel like kicking us in the face due to our "handegg" joke in the title, please chill — we're simply Brits trying to be comical (and almost certainly failing). Those who are way..
We love our LittleBigPlanet dynamic theme
But we feel like it's time we had a change. Sadly there's not much else available on the Playstation Store. Thankfully Infinity Ward are on the case, with "some [Modern Warfare 2] dynamic themes in the works for the PS3 XMB". We imagine a series of Modern Warfare 2 themes would fair rather well on the Playstation Store. And with Activision behind..
Tony Hawk Ride will still hit the US on November 17th as planned
Here in the UK though, change of plan. It's been put back by two weeks to the 4th December. We suppose this sucks if you're really excited for the game but, alas, at least you have an extra two weeks to save up for more plastic peripherals. Right?!
How can you know when a game is hyped through the roof? When it gets its own energy drink of course
Like these specially branded cans of Modern Warfare 2 Monster Drink. The cans come with tons of download codes for special Modern Warfare 2 themed goodies including: 1,000 copies of the Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition; 5,000 map pack codes for a pack planned for a spring 2010 release; 10.000 Modern..
Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has confirmed via the wonders of Twitter that there are no plans for a pre-launch demo
Hence, if you're still totally on the fence regarding whether Modern Warfare 2 is the game for you — you're out of luck. Still, seeing as a quarter of the population will own the game by Christmas, you could always pop around to a friends house and try out their..
Bizarre Creations' weapons-based shooter, Blur, will not make its planned November release date
Like most of the other games this Holiday, it's been delayed. According to Activision CEO Mike Griffith, this is a strategic move to "fully optimize the vision set out to create for Blur including a distinctive and groundbreaking multiplayer mode that will appeal to a broad audience". We..
British retailer GAME will exclusively retail yet another bundle of Modern Warfare 2; this time £119
99 Veteran Edition. The set includes the hardened edition of the game, which comes with an artbook, a digital code to download Call of Duty Classic, and a SteelBook case, as well as a unique gift box and a Captain Soap MacTavish ultra-premium 12 inch Cliffhanger statue. We hope this is the end of..
We'll admit that "Money" has an excellent opening and bassline
We'll even go as far as saying that the cover for Dark Side Of The Moon is pretty iconic. What you'll never hear us say is that we like Pink Floyd. Because we don't. We've heard your stories about listening to the record on an old record machine while stoned up to the eye-balls and, quite frankly, we don't want to hear them again..
With Microsoft putting their collective energy into marking the release of Modern Warfare 2 with a complete XBOX 360 bundle, Sony are remaining tight-lipped on whether they intend to do something similar for the Playstation 3
With Sony expected to keep the current 120GB PS3 Slim bundle-less for the forseeable future, rumours are mounting of a holiday 250GB console with games bundled. Speaking with..
Behold, some off-cam footage of Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer mode
About three seconds into the above GamesTrailers video we concluded; "yep, this is Modern Warfare 2". Having not played the game ourselves yet (boo-hoo) we can't offer any concrete views on how similar the game feels to play but, dude, this looks like Modern Warfare...
Bobby Kotick's back
Remember when he said he wanted to boycott the Playstation 3? Hell, it looks as though his long-term goal is to boycott all systems full-stop. As part of a 45-minute presentation at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference in San Francisco Kotick detailed plans to release an "untethered" version of his companies stagnating Guitar Hero franchise."I think..
We've been up and down with DJ Hero
We love the mixes and the attempt at doing something a little different but we really hate the price. Alas, we've finally decided that DJ Hero is going to be the best thing since sliced bread, thanks to the inclusion (and input) of one of our favourite acts of all time — Daft Punk. The duo will be contributing 11 unique mixes to the game. Bloody sold. Check out..
We're already feeling the difference here at PushSquare
Games are coming thick and fast now. While many have been delayed, there are still plenty of excellent games due for release in Q4, 09. We take a look at our five most anticipated. 5. Eye Pet (Playstation 3) We're sure Eye Pet is the last title people would expect to see on our most anticipated list, but the innovative virtual pet essentially..
Boy are we bombarded with great racing games lately
With Split/Second on the horizon, the excellent DiRT 2 now off our review schedule and Gran Turismo 5 rumoured, what space will there be for the Blur? Given the developer's pedigree, probably quite a lot, after all, this is Bizarre Creations' latest franchise. And from the trailer we get the impression it's going to be a lot like Mario Kart..
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