Tag: Sledgehammer Games
News Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will Hold a Hefty Hunk of Your PS4's Hard Drive Hostage
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...
News PS4 Sequel Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Being Treated Like New IP
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,...
News PS4's Next Call of Duty Game Will Be Disclosed on Sunday
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, teasing...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 To Score 20 DLC Updates Over Next Nine Months
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...
News Infinity Ward Lifts The Lid On First Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC Pack
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gets New Multiplayer Playlists, Bug Fixes
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...
News Infinity Ward Issues 5,000 Day Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bans
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,...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makes $1 Billion In Just 16 Days
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...
News UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Lands Fourth Week At The Top
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...
News Call Of Duty: Elite Scoops Up A Whopping One Million Subscribers
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...
News UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Fights Off Assassin's Creed
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...
News Over 1,600 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Players Feel The Wrath Of The Ban Hammer
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...
News Activision Aiming To Get Call Of Duty: Elite Running Properly By December 1st
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Scoops Up A Whopping $775 Million In Just Five Days
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...
News UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Debuts At The Top, Skyrim Finishes In Second
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...
News Activision Donates $3 Million To The Call Of Duty Endowment
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sells 6.5 Million Units In 24 Hours Across US, UK
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...
News Activision Working To Meet Demand For Call Of Duty: Elite, Every Member Offered An Additional 30 Days Of Service For Free
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...
News Call Of Duty: Elite Struggling To Meet Demand
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review Scores Nuke The 'Net
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Is GAME's Most Pre-Ordered Title Ever
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 UK Launch Event To Be Streamed Online
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...
News Activision Splashes Out On Star-Studded Live Action Call Of Duty Commercial
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.
Report French Delivery Truck Hijacked, 6,000 Copies Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen
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...
News Infinity Ward Deploys Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Modes Trailer
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Outlines Weapon Progression In New Trailer
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...
News Even Paris Games Week Can't Call A Winner Out Of Battlefield 3 And Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
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...
News Activision Drops Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Launch Trailer
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...
News Call Of Duty: Elite Hones In On Competitive Aspect
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer Details 'Strike Packages'
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...
News Sledgehammer: We'll Probably Cancel Third-Person Call Of Duty
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...
News Sledgehammer Gaffer Compares Modern Warfare 3's Engine To A Porsche
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...
News Sledgehammer: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Not At War With Battlefield 3
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...
News Activision Raises Its Hand With Amazing New Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer
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,...
News Earn Double XP If You Pre-Order Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 From GAME
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...
News Activision Launches Call Of Duty Elite Beta On PlayStation 3
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...
News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 To Get Separate Japanese Releases
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...
News Infinity Ward Promises 'More Changes Than Ever' For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Multiplayer
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...
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...