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News Call Of Duty Elite Subscription Service Explained, Priced
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...
News Watch Call Of Duty XP Live Right Here
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Multiplayer Gets Outlined In New Trailer
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...
News Why Sledgehammer Games Ditched Its Third-Person Call Of Duty Game
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...
Report Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Hardened Edition Outed
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...
News Robert Bowling Provides A Tour Of Call Of Duty XP
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.
Rumour Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Details Leaked
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,...
News Dropkick Murphys Opening Up Call Of Duty XP
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...
News Jeep Wrangles Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Ride
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...
News Kanye West Closing Call of Duty Convention
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...
News The War Is On: Battlefield 3 Pre-Orders On Par With Black Ops
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...
News GAME: Modern Warfare 3 On Track To Stomp Black Ops' Records
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...
News Activision's Not Happy With Modern Warfare 3 URL Gaffe
Remember when we jokingly reported about ModernWarfare3
com</a>? The popular URL was snapped up by a Battlefield fan, and comically redirected to the official Battlefield website. Naturally Activision's not too happy about this. The publisher has filed a $2600 complaint against the domain to the Nation Arbitration Forum, demanding that the...
News Call Of Duty: Elite Beta To Launch July 14th, Here's What You'll Get For Free
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...
News Sony Confident Others Will Follow In Call Of Duty: Elite's Footsteps
While the rest of the Internet hits back at Activision's not-so-intriguing Call Of Duty: Elite subscription model, Sony's Rob Dyer has told the Wall Street Journal that he's "very confident" other developers will follow in Activision's footsteps
"There's money to be made there," he said, clarifying that very few franchise's could justify...
News The Internet's Getting Its Knickers In A Twist Over Call Of Duty: Elite
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:...
News Ban This Sick Filth: Daily Mail Blasts Modern Warfare 3 For 'Recreating' London Attacks
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...
News Debut Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer Is Amazing, Haters Gonna Hate
Someone give the Activision marketing department a raise
In just a couple of seconds of this debut Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer, the marketing team managed to capture the game's entire concept. The sneaky little "WW3" logo which transforms into "MW3" is nothing shy of a stroke of brilliance. And it perfectly sums up the...
News Board Up Your Windows: First Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gameplay Footage Nukes The 'Net Tonight
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will get its debut gameplay blowout overnight, according to Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling
He tweeted: "Modern Warfare 3 world premiere gameplay trailer tonight on NBA Western Conference Finals around 6pm PT (2 am UK)." You can assume the footage will be all over the 'net within seconds. Big...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Now Up For Preorder In The UK
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 ch
News Infinity Ward Breaks Out Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Teaser Trailers After Colossal Leak
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:...
News Infinity Ward: Modern Warfare 3 Leak May Not Be The End Of The World
Infinity Ward has responded to the leak that potentially uncovered the entirety of Modern Warfare 3's plot this afternoon, teasing fans to "wait for the real reveal"
Writing on Twitter, the community strategist said, "A lot of hype & a lot of leaked info on MW3, some still accurate, some not. To avoid spoiling the experience, I'd wait for...
News Blimey: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Entire Narrative Leaked Online
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...
Rumour Modern Warfare 3 To Depict 'World In Crisis', Will Boast Destructible Environments
Modern Warfare's narrative has slowly been gearing up to a cataclysmic World War III-type scenario, and that's exactly what we're going to experience in Modern Warfare 3 according to Kotaku
The sequel to the world's most popular franchise will depict the "world in chaos" after events in Modern Warfare 2 eventually put the US and Russia at...
News Next Call Of Duty To 'Set A New Standard In The Franchise'
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Codenamed Project Colossus By Retailers
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Teased In Official PlayStation Magazine
The biggest game in the world returns soon
At least that's the message in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. In a teaser for its July issue, the magazine depicts a large "3", hinting at none other than Modern Warfare 3. We all knew it was coming, right? Voice actor Craig Fairbrass had previously hinted that a Modern Warfare...
News Battlefield 3 vs. Call Of Duty Marketing War To Cost Upwards Of $200 Million
One of the most exciting gaming stories of this year is EA's war with Activision for the first-person shooter crown
In the red corner is EA's Battlefield 3, with the inevitable November Call Of Duty release sitting in the blue corner. Speaking at the Ad Age Conference in New York, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that both publishers will drop...
News Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Is A Hoax According To Activision
Activision has said that the Modern Warfare 3 countdown website that appeared online yesterday is a hoax
The publisher added that it's equally unaware of the promotional dogtags that were dispatched to the press. The dogtags referenced both the countdown website and characters from the Modern Warfare series. "There seems to be a great deal of...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Imminent As Mysterious Website Lights Up The 'Net
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...
News Modern Warfare 2 Security Patch Is On The Horizon
We've all heard the horror stories regarding Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer recently
Those still playing Activision's shooter online have found themselves susceptible to stat-hacks and various gameplay exploits. Seems like Infinity Ward's on the verge of regaining control though, with community manager Robert Bowling teasing the release of an...
Report Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Development Across Three Key Activision Studios
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,...
Rumour Infinity Ward Developing Call Of Duty 4 Prequel, To Feature The Story Of Ghost
Remember Ghost from Modern Warfare 2? He was the mask toting guy voiced by the same actor as Gaz in Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
According to rumours published by ThisIsXBOX [we know! - Ed], the face-less gunner could be about to become the star of his own game. The site notes that Infinity Ward are working on a Ghost themed Call Of Duty title set...
News Well Of Course There's Going To Be A Call Of Duty Subscription Model
We're not really sure why people blame Activision for making money
They have the hottest property in video games right now, and while we share concerns about them taking something actually quite good and driving it into the ground, we absolutely don't blame them for wanting to make some money. Which is why, despite frequent denials, some kind of...
News Infinity Ward "Reconstructed" According To Vivendi Boss
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,...
News Call Of Duty Subscription Fees Debunked Once Again
Yesterday we posted a video which seemed to suggest that Modern Warfare 2 (and presumably the franchise as a whole) was on the verge of getting some kind of subscription fee
But it's not. Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling clarified: For the record, nobody has to pay to play COD or MW2 multiplayer, nor will they. Josh Olin of...
News Ruh-Roh: Call Of Duty To Implement Subscription Fee?
Ruh-roh? Do you like Call Of Duty? Chances are you probably do
Well get ready to pay for it, because those rumours about Activision prepping a separate subscription fee for Call Of Duty's multiplayer may have just been turned up a notch. A video (embedded after the jump) posted by a 360Junkies member clearly shows some form of subscription model...
News Modern Warfare 2's Resurgence DLC Hits The PlayStation 3 This Week
If you've been clamouring for more Modern Warfare 2 DLC, you'll be pleased to know that Microsoft's timed-exclusivity deal lifts this week -- meaning American gamers will get their hands on Modern Warfare 2's Resurgence pack today when the PlayStation Store updates
Europeans, you'll have to wait until tomorrow. Come on - 24 hours isn't long. You've...
News Modern Warfare 2 Shifts A Whopping 20million Copies
How big is Modern Warfare 2? The answer is - ridiculously big
Activision's just announced that Infinity Ward's epic shooter has sold an enormous 20million copies to date. Those numbers are across the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. That's an enormous number of games folks.
News Modern Warfare 2 "Resurgence Package" DLC Hits The PlayStation 3 On July 6th
Activision's announced that Modern Warfare 2's second map-pack will hit the PlayStation Store on July 6th (or July 7th for those of you in Europe)
The pack's been available on the XBOX 360 for a week or so now, but was obviously delayed on the PlayStation 3 due to Microsoft's timed-exclusivity dollars. Still, July 6th is only a few weeks away. The...
News Modern Warfare 2's Soundtrack Hits iTunes
Do you like Hans Zimmer? Do you like music scored to the images of guns, explosions and dead bodies? Then Modern Warfare 2's soundtrack - which has just hit iTunes for $9
99 - may very well be your cup of tea. To be fair, it was a pretty good soundtrack.
News Modern Warfare 2's "Resurgence" Map Pack Includes A Fun Fair
We're not going to post too candidly about the second Modern Warfare 2 expansion pack announced today because, well, Microsoft's moneyhat is still in effect and these maps are still some way down the line for PS3 owners
Still, we thought it was worth noting that one of the new maps is set among a fun fair. Cool.</em>
News EA: Respawn Just "Fell Into Our Laps", Wish Bungie The Best At Activision
Frank Gibeau, president of the EA Games label, and Greg Goodrich have come out to say that the recent firings of Jason West and Vince Zampella created an opportunity that the company just couldn't pass up on
But there's no hard feelings between the EA duo and competition over at Activision. In fact in the very same interview the EA pair go on to say...
News Modern Warfare 2's Stimulus Package Hits Playstation Network Today
American Modern Warfare 2 players - Microsoft's "exclusivity" window is now up, and you're totally going to be able to play Modern Warfare 2's Stimulus map pack today
You can check out a rundown of the new locales over on the Playstation Blog if you're curious. It's also worth noting that Infinity Ward will be running double XP all this week, so you...
News Infinity Ward To Be "Essentially Closed" After Next Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack Is Released
Here's some incentive for those of you still working hard at Infinity Ward crafting Modern Warfare 2's next over-priced DLC pack: Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey reckons the studio will be closed when the content's finished up
What with all the legal drama and defections going down at the once market leading studio, Hickey reckons the studio will...
News Activision Expect More Staff To Leave Infinity Ward For Respawn Entertainment, Three Call Of Duty Games On The Way
We've gone a little quiet on the whole Activion, Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment drama
There's not much to tell really. The once high-profile studio has suffered a pretty enormous exodus, and Activision blogger Dan Amrich reckons there's more to come. Posting on a Bobby Kotick Facebook group (ahem), the Activision man stated there was still...
News Sledgehammer Developed Call Of Duty Game "Will Broaden The Audience"
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...
News Modern Warfare 2 Developer Infinity Ward Continues To Bleed Employees
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...
News Modern Warfare 3 Being "Held Hostage" By Fired Infinity Ward Staff
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...
News Modern Warfare 2 "Stimulus Package" Hits The Playstation 3 This May 4th In US, May 5th Worldwide
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...