Speaking on the Call Of Duty: Elite exclusive show, "Roll Call", Infinity Ward community strategist Robert Bowling has announced the first DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
You'll need lots of Spacey
The PlayStation 4 may come packed with 500GB of internal storage, but if you're like us, and enjoy indulging in as many games as possible, this probably isn't enough room. Joining a recent cavalcade of absurdly large downloads, Call of Duty's latest annual outing will hold approximately 43GB of your PS4's hard drive space...
Time to respawn
While we’re still quite fond of the formula, there’s a very clear recipe that all Call of Duty games tend to adhere to. However, relatively new studio Sledgehammer Games promised that it would change things up with the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – and speaking as part of an interview with Game Informer magazine,...
As previously speculated, Activision’s preparing to drop a hard-drive full of intel on the PlayStation 4’s next Call of Duty game. The publisher often announces the latest instalment in the first-person franchise in the weeks prior to E3, and it's not breaking protocol for Sledgehammer Games’ first full entry in the series,...
It's true that Activision manages to break sales records with each new release of Call Of Duty, but the profits don't end there
The American publisher's consistently posted remarkable DLC sales, and, perhaps as a reflection of that, its post release strategy is set to go into overdrive with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The publisher's announced that 20 DLC updates will be offered for the popular..
Speaking on the Call Of Duty: Elite exclusive show, "Roll Call", Infinity Ward community strategist Robert Bowling has announced the first DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Due to Microsoft's claw-like grip on the franchise's DLC, we can't give you an exact date for the content's release on PlayStation 3, but we can confirm that it'll drop at some point after January 24th — the DLC's..
Anybody would think it's the season of goodwill or something
Activision's announced a bunch of updates for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, all set to launch ahead of the Holidays. First up is the inclusion of a brand new multiplayer mode found under the Community Playlists heading. Dubbed "Drop Zone", the mode unsurprisingly sees teams working together to capture and hold a... drop zone..
Ready your excuses, because Infinity Ward is starting to get heavy with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bans
Those engaging in improper behaviour will be issued with a 5,000 day ban from the multiplayer shooter. That's just under 14 years, and effectively a permaban. What can constitute such a kicking? "Boosting, Cheating, Hacking, Exploiting, Inappropriate behaviour (racial slurs, abusive..
Activision likes money
Good job it knows how to earn lots and lots of it. The publisher's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has hit the $1 billion milestone just 16 days after release. That's 24 hours quicker than James Cameron's Avatar movie reached the same feat. Engagement of our Call Of Duty audience continues to rise around the world said an understandably chuffed Bobby Kotick..
We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere
The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..
When Activision first announced Call Of Duty: Elite we thought: people won't want this
Turns out our first impressions were damn wrong, as Activision has just announced that its "premium" Call Of Duty experience has scooped up a whopping one million subscribers in just six days. Unsurprisingly, Bobby Kotick was stoked: "The audience...
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 cheaters beware: Infinity Ward's announced it has started laying the ban hammer on offending players
Community strategist Robert Bowling said on Twitter that "attempts to cheat" will not be tolerated, and he implored legitimate players to report any instances of foul-play they spot online. We appreciate Infinity Ward taking such a hard-line. Cheating is not..
It really hasn't been a great start for Activision's Call Of Duty stat-tracking service, Elite
After higher than anticipated demand, the service has been sporadic at best for the past couple of weeks. But finally there's light at the end of the tunnel. In an interview with G4, Activision's VP of production, Daniel Suarez, said that the publisher aims to get everything working as intended by..
How big is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Well, according to Activision the game earned a whopping $775 million globally in just five days, smashing a number of entertainment records in the process
The numbers put a bullet in previous record holder Call Of Duty: Black Ops, which managed "just" $650 million over the same period. Furthermore, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 enjoyed the..
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
As well as announcing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's record breaking sales figures, Activision has also confirmed today that it has donated $3 million to the Call Of Duty Endowment which supports American serviceman and women
The charity helps to provide job placements and training for former veterans. Call it a publicity stunt if you like, but this is clearly a great gesture from a publisher..
Activision's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has once again smashed all sales records, selling 6
5 million units in just 24 hours across the US and UK. Staggering when you consider that those numbers only represent two nations. The figures are up 900,000 units from Call Of Duty: Black Ops. It also did a million more units than Battlefield 3 managed over five days. Incredibly, Modern..
Despite a rocky launch, Activision has told Kotaku that it is working hard behind the scenes to cope with the enormous demand for its subscription service, Call Of Duty: Elite
We are being challenged by a response beyond any of our expectations on day one, but were making good headway, Activisions Jamie Berger said. This is like that terrible birthing pains any new online service goes..
As expected Activision and Beachhead Studios' stat-tracking service for Call Of Duty, Elite, is having a few issues meeting demand, with registration requests exceeding the firm's "most optimistic expectations"
According to an official blog post by Beachhead boss Chacko Sonny, We have already registered hundreds of thousands of players and we are working around the clock to increase our capacity..
Well, it's here
After an agonisingly long build-up, fierce competitors Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are finally sitting alongside each other on store shelves. And that means the reviews are rolling in too. It's all looking rather rosy for Activision's latest, with the dilapidated Infinity Ward pushing out a product worthy of an average review score of 88 . Just for comparison's..
It might feel like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's flying under the radar a teensy bit, but believe it or not this is just the calm before the storm
British retailer GAME has weighed in on the importance of the release, declaring it the most pre-ordered game in the retailer's history. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most popular game for pre-orders that GAME and Gamestation have ever..
If you're not venturing out into the cold this evening to pick up your own copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 -- then you might want to sit and watch other people doing exactly that
Activision has announced that it is to stream the UK launch party for Modern Warfare 3 live on YouTube. But wait, there's more: the event will be hosted by XBOX Live's community manager Graeme 'AceyBongos' Boyd, TV..
Don your khaki kecks and prepare for all out warfare -- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is hours away
In order to up the ante, Activision's released a live action trailer starring Jonah Hill, Sam Worthington and Dwight Howard. Certainly got us in the mood for shooting dudes. Catch the video after the jump.
A duo of masked French hoodlums have reportedly hijacked a delivery truck in Créteil, France containing 6,000 copies of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Local source TFI reports that the truck collided with a car, and when its drivers exited the vehicle, they were teargassed by masked figures before the vehicle was stolen — thousands of copies of Activision's latest first-person shooter with it..
With Battlefield 3 already on store shelves, attention has turned to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
While its single-player experience is pretty much guaranteed to be a mouth-watering roller-coaster ride, many are keen to see what's changed on the multiplayer side. Headline features include two new modes called Kill Confirmed and Team Defender. These take existing multiplayer hallmarks and spin..
Every year, Activision somehow manages to add another reason to keep you levelling up your character in Call Of Duty
One of this year's biggest hooks in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is Weapon Proficiencies, which essentially allows you to collect and earn "mini-perks" for your weapons. Proficiencies allow you to improve your performance with small incentives, such as reduced kick or..
Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years
The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..
Well that didn't take long, did it? Just a day after EA dropped the launch trailer for Battlefield 3, Activision's followed up with a jaw-dropping minute of footage from Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Both trailers feel like statements of intent from their respective publishers. It's nice to hear the dulcet tones of Captain Price again. We're also rather taken with Modern Warfare 3's World War III,..
At its core, Call Of Duty's multiplayer is all about competition
So it's important that Activision's subscription based stat-tracking component, Call Of Duty: Elite, should hone in the competitive nature of the series. In a new behind-the-scenes video, developer Beachhead Studios discusses the various ways players will duke it out for glory, with bragging rights and prizes lavished on the winners..
A new video for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has detailed the game's most dramatic shake-up: Strike Packages
These come in three different flavours: Assault, Support and Specialist. Assault essentially entails Call Of Duty's vanilla offensive killstreaks, while Support includes goodies like UAVs and turrets. Finally, Specialist features no killstreaks, but unlocks additional perks with each two..
Once upon a time Sledgehammer Games was working on a third-person, action adventure iteration in the Call Of Duty series
But shortly thereafter Infinity Ward went kaput, and the Glen Schofield fronted studio was dragged into Modern Warfare 3 development duties. The rest is history, and it means we'll probably never see Sledgehammer's third-person Call Of Duty title completed. Well probably..
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer Glen Schofield has hit back at critics complaining that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's graphics engine is nothing but a cut and paste job
Chatting candidly with CVG, Schofield told fans to expect a "huge difference" in Modern Warfare 3's visual quality when compared to its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2. "I'll tell you one thing. I've worked on a lot of..
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday. EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions..
It's bizarre to think that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been flying under the radar this year
The latest entry in the most popular franchise in the world has lost some mind-share amongst hardcore gamers to Battlefield 3. But we've always felt like Modern Warfare 3's had the better showings up until now — the E3 demo involving scuba divers, boat chases and helicopter rides was a real..
Looking to get a head-start on your pursuit of Prestige in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Then you'll probably want to do your pre-ordering from GAME or GameStation in the UK
The retailer's promoting a Classified Intel Pack that comes with all pre-orders of the game, and awards players with four hours worth of double XP. The pack also includes a mini-guide and a PS3 exclusive theme.
Activision's just tipped us off that it's started sending invites for the Call Of Duty Elite beta on PlayStation 3
The beta will be rolled out in stages, so don't worry if you're not part of the initial phase today as there's still plenty of time for you to get your hands on the premium service. The beta works in Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and is designed to test out various functionality in Call Of..
You might not believe it, but Call Of Duty does surpringly well in Japan
It's no Monster Hunter, and it certainly doesn't replicate the success of the series in the West, but for a franchise that you might imagine Japanese gamers would shun, it puts up competent numbers. So it's no real surprise to see Andriasang report that two versions of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released in the..
Infinity Ward has said that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer will boast "more changes than ever"
"This is the most balanced Call of Duty experience ever," Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling said. "Map layout, speed of movement, perks, every area has been meticulously balanced. We listened to the fans. As such, there's no longer a Commando perk, no Last Stand, no shotgun as..
Activision's used its Call Of Duty XP event to reveal the details of its Elite subscription service
The package will cost US players $49.95 per year. Around $5 a month then. Much of Call Of Duty Elite will be available to players for free. "Personal leaders boards, stat tracking, weapon analysis, 30-second HD video uploads, weapon perk sharing, screen shot sharing, even more, Infinity Ward..
If you're a big Call Of Duty fan and you're not at this weekend's Call Of Duty XP, you'll probably want to get in on the action
Thankfully Activision's a tech-savvy company, and has posted a live-stream for the event on the Internet. And because we're super tech-savvy too, we've embedded said live-stream into our website. Hit the jump to stream the Call Of Duty circle-jerk live. We've even included..
Been waiting patiently for your first glimpse of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer component? Yeah
You probably already know what to expect. More of the same's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when Call Of Duty is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. But too much of the same can get tiresome. Exactly where Modern Warfare 3's going to lie remains to be..
When Glen Schofield left Dead Space developer Visceral Games to form Sledgehammer, many people expected his new team to take Call Of Duty in an untouched third-person direction
And from what we can tell, that's exactly what Sledgehammer did. Until Infinity Ward collapsed. A year later and Schofield was spotted on stage with Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling at E3, talking about Sledgehammer's input..
Wired's got its hands on what is purported to be the European edition of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's 'Hardened' collector's set
The package includes a one-year subscription to Activision's Call Of Duty: Elite service, in addition to a range of other goodies. PlayStation 3 owners will get an exclusive XMB theme, a 100-page field journal containing sketches and notes from the frontline, and, of..
Activision's bonkers Call Of Duty XP event is just days away, but if you're eager for a sneak-peak of the event then Robert Bowling's jumped onto YouTube to give a little background tour of the show
Hit the jump for the hyperactive video. And lots of XBOX branding. Seriously, lots of XBOX branding.
Modern Warfare 3 is still a few months off, but the upcoming Call of Duty XP event looks to be a treasure trove of information, as one leak presents
As an anonymous break-in at the Call of Duty XP event depicts in a YouTube video, MW3 will contain 13 maps, down from numbers previously seen in Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2. Carbon, Coast, Dome, Exchange, Hardhat, Interchange, Lambeth, Meteora,..
We recently confirmed that Kanye West would be closing the final night of the two-night Call of Duty XP event
Now punk rock outfit Dropkick Murphys has been slated to play off the first night. If you have $150 and happen to be in Los Angeles at 8 o'clock on September 2nd, the Dropkick Murphys will take the stage amidst Call of Duty tournaments and Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer demos. Attendees will..
Jeep has again secured the rights for a licensed and branded ride based on an upcoming Call of Duty title
The limited edition Modern Warfare 3 Jeep Wrangler will feature quite a few improvements over last year's Black Ops Wrangler. Rather than Black Ops stickers slapped on the side Jeep has seen fit to engrave full metal MW3 decals. Talk about a fancy ride. [Image courtesy of Sidequesting]
If a guaranteed copy of Modern Warfare 3 wasn't enough to draw you into Call of Duty XP, Activision hopes the presence of Kanye West will add just a bit more anticipation for the upcoming Call of Duty fan festival
Kanye West, advertised as being in his first public outing since the launch of his most recent album, will provide entertainment on the conclusion of the two day festival in Los..
We don't know if you've heard: there's a war on
EA and Activision each want to dominate the first-person shooter pie, and that means Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are preparing for a head-on collision later this year. It's a ballsy move from EA given Call Of Duty's mainstream popularity, but it's a battle that's thus far been fairly evenly matched. Battlefield 3's obviously..
With each iteration of Call Of Duty, the console market grows
There are no shortage of people picking up PlayStation 3s and XBOX 360s, and so it's no surprise to see the Call Of Duty fanbase grow with each release. According to UK retailer GAME, this year's Modern Warfare 3 is set to break the myriad records set by last year's Call Of Duty: Black Ops. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders..
Now the dust has settled on Activision's Call Of Duty: Elite premium service, the publisher has posted a FAQ on its official website claiming that the new venture will be "the best free service on the market"
The firm added that "even haters can play for free". Cheeky Activision. Call Of Duty: Elite was announced last week amidst much fanfare. The Beachhead developed service will be..
News flash: Activision likes to make money
Call Of Duty: Elite is just another prong in Activision's automatic cash generation scheme. The long rumoured subscription service aims to bring social networking features to the world's most popular game. Problem is, it just doesn't look worth it yet. Officially announced this afternoon, Call Of Duty: Elite will be compatible with all COD titles post..
In July 2005 there was a series of terrorist attacks on London
As with all terrorist attacks, the event was given a fancy buzzword by the media — duh, 7/7 of course — so we could all easily recall the horrors of the day. One prong of the attack involved blowing a hole in a London Underground train. A similar image is depicted in the latest Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer, which portrays..
If you're desperate to give Activision your money for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the game can now be preordered from a variety of UK retailers
ShopTo, GAME and HMV have all followed the lead of US chain
We're not supposed to know about it yet, but Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is official
After yesterday's narrative spill, Infinity Ward has decided to release the first official teaser trailers for the upcoming game. It's all rather exciting. The brief trailers introduce you to the four major cities that will make up Modern Warfare 3's campaign: New York, Berlin, Paris and London. London. That's..
What a bizarre year this has been for video games news
Usually we're sitting here typing about trailers and screenshots, but these past six months have been markedly different. We've spent our time reading and writing about hackers, be it with Sony's legal case against GeoHot, or the data breach of Sony's PlayStation Network. Then there's been leak after leak, starting with Sony's NGP right through..
Activision talked up its next Call Of Duty title at an investor's meeting overnight
The next iteration in the franchise — hotly tipped to be Modern Warfare 3 — will face stiff competition from EA's Battlefield 3. But Activision isn't worried, claiming that the new game has "exceeded every internal milestone" set by the publisher. "By any measure, Call of Duty is one of the..
Eurogamer reckons that the next Call Of Duty title is being flagged internally by Tesco as "Project Colossus"
The site reckons that the game will release on November 8th. Modern Warfare 3 is believed to be a collaboration between Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. Activion's holding an investors conference this evening. Expect some mention of the blockbuster franchise. Over the weekend the..
Looks like we'll get our first look at Modern Warfare 3 in just under five days, as a mysterious website filed under the domain www
findmakarov.com</a> has hit the 'net this afternoon. Of course, informed folks like ourselves know that next week marks the start of GDC. Megaton incoming. The website was discovered by That Video Game Blog, who received promotional dog-tags from Activision. The..
With Infinity Ward splintered after former heads Jason West and Vince Zampella were ousted from the company, a report on the LA Times' Company Town blog suggests all might not be rosy at the former premier studio
Apparently both Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have been enlisted to support Infinity Ward developing the next Call Of Duty title, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. According to the..
It's long been assumed that Activision's latest studio upstart, Sledgehammer Games, were working on the Call Of Duty franchise, but a job-listing discovered overnight puts an end to the speculation
The listing appeals for a community manager and offers "the chance to build and drive the studio community management effort for Sledgehammer and the next Call Of Duty game". Perhaps the most..
Remember Infinity Ward? The guys that brought you Call Of Duty? Yeah, we'd almost forgotten too, particularly after all the hoopla that went on earlier in the year
According to Vivendi — which has a controlling interest in Activision Blizzard — the studio is still very much around, albeit in "reconstructed" form. The Treyarch studio, which made this years game, has done better..
.. Because they've got to top that stupid Modern Warfare 2 plot somehow! Call Of Duty: Black Ops has hardly had time to settle on store shelves but already Gamasutra's running a rumour that suggests Sledgehammer will take the CoD franchise into space next year. Sledgehammer have been pretty public about their work with the Call Of Duty franchise, with gaffer Glen Schofield (of Dead Space fame)..
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..
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