It all started with Call of Duty 4, the first Modern Warfare. This game introduced us to a new breed of multiplayer. It singlehandedly breathed new life in the first person shooter. It was like the answer was right in front of us. Just add an rpg element with visable and useable player progression. Previous Call of duty’s had already nailed the controls (its just something about the connection with the controller and whats happening on screen- it feels so right). Adding addictive multiplayer and amazing controls, Infinity Ward had the winning formula. To a lot of people the single player was throw-away. It was like a summer action flick. It had a decent story, and provided a good distraction – especially if your getting your ass kicked online. At this point people were just realizing the potential of this game.
Modern Warfare 2 was announced and the hype surrounding it was incredible. People were craving any information they could get their hands on. The sales numbers spoke for themselves. Modern Warfare 2 had the biggest day one sales numbers of any game, selling a record breaking 7 million worldwide. Everyone was hooked, including myself. I remember a specific scenario, justifying my insanity (dedication). My wife was away at work one time and I was watching our 1 year old (at the time) daughter. She fell asleep in my arms and she would cry if I laid her down. So what did I do. I did what any normal and decent human being would do. I played Modern Warfare 2 while I held her for 2 hours. It was this kind of dedication that I had and I’m sure many others shared. Modern Warfare 2 upped the ante by adding crazy kill streaks (one that would let you drop a nuke, ending the party), better weapons, a spec ops mode for co-op play, and more. The fanbase was growing rapidly. It even brought in new players. Modern Warfare 2 was supported by infinity ward for a long time. Releasing map pack after map pack.
Call of Duty: Black Ops was released 1 year later. The sales figures were similar to the previous titles, it would go on be the highest grossing videogame ever. Black Ops was set in the 60’s, during the Cold War. To me it didn’t really offer anything new, it still had that really addicting multiplayer. Now we have the next entry in the series: Modern Warfare 3, this game will conclude the story. Everything has been turned up to 11, unfortunately the single player ends quickly. I guess thats more reason to jump into the multiplayer cause its better than it ever was. Not much has really changed, but thats a good thing. What has changed though are all really good ideas that make sense. Killstreaks are now known as pointstreaks. These points are distrubted into strike packages which are divided up into 3 groups: Assault, specialist, and support. The rewards for the support package don’t reset when the player dies, which is nice for those of us that don’t play 25 hours a day.
Modern Warfare is one of the reasons videogaming is more mainstream than it ever was. People will tell you that they don’t play video games, just Modern Warfare. Even celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube proclaim that they play it. I know I answered my own question here about why gamers are so obsessed with the call of duty franchise. In fact I may be one of them. The addictive multiplayer, the rollercoaster single player, the amazing and accurate controls, the list goes on. Let’s just hope they don’t lose steam releasing this game annually. Which is a whole other story.
As you probably remember last year the folks over at Activision were giving away a Jeep to celebrate Black Ops. Now it seems like they are at it again, but with Modern Warfare 3 and things couldn’t get any better especially if you are a fan. Head on over to the links below to see more details on the Modern Warfare 3 Jeep that will celebrate the upcoming game.
Most Call of Duty: Black Ops fans already know about Rezurrection, the upcoming dlc, but what separates this downloadable content is that it’s all about the zombies and all maps are for the zombie fans. In the trailer below you get a behind the scenes preview on what’s expected as well as the maps and all that cool stuff. Take a look below.
Take this as a rumor as of now, but according to a Dutch website there is information that sort of suggests that there might be a new Call of Duty 9: Black Ops 2 game. In the leaked details they are saying that “Iron Wolf” might be the code-name of the game and this information comes from someone that has a friend that works at Treyarch. This person’s friend apparently logged in to XBOX Live and played a Team Deathmatch battle. Below are some screenshots of the leak.
If you are a Call of Duty fan out there you may be interested to know that that the folks over at Gamestop are going to be giving away 450 tickets to the upcoming Call of Duty XP event held in Los Angeles. These tickets are for those that pre-order the game through them. The deal get’s better as it gives you a chance to win team entry to the ultimate Call of Duty: Black Ops tournament held at the event, which could win you $1 million dollars. Check out the link below to pre-order andenter for a chance to win.
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Get in Early to Get More. Enter to Win Call of Duty® XP Tickets or Guaranteed Call of Duty XP Tournament Entry When You Pre-Order Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 at GameStop
Attention Call of Duty fans: Trying to find tickets or score a tournament spot for the first-ever ultimate fan experience, Call of Duty XP? Well, this could be your lucky day. GameStop recently announced additional pre-order exclusive opportunities for customers who pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: the chance to win tickets to Call of Duty XP and the chance to win a guaranteed tournament spot for the Call of Duty XP tournament.
Customers who pre-order the most anticipated game of the year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at U.S. GameStop stores or online at GameStop.com can enter to win one of 450 regular tickets to the mega event. All entries must be received by Aug. 10, 2011.
A second exclusive gives Modern Warfare 3 pre-order customers the opportunity to win a team entry for the ultimate Call of Duty®: Black Ops tournament at Call of Duty XP. The winner will have the opportunity to compete amongst the best Call of Duty players in the world in the one million dollar tournament. All entries must be received by Aug. 5, 2011.
Call of Duty XP is the first-ever celebration for the Call of Duty community where more than 6,000 fans will be the first to witness the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. Attendees will be the only ones to get early hands-on time with multiplayer and Spec Ops, enjoy live musical acts, run The Pit and play paintball on Scrapyard, among many other things. It will be a live experience you don’t want to miss! Also on display for the first time will be Call of Duty® Elite, the innovative new online service, built from the ground up for the worldwide Call of Duty community and launching with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be available at GameStop stores nationwide and online at GameStop.com on Nov. 8, 2011, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. For more information, visit www.gamestop.com/MW3.
The folks over at Activision are pimping Call of Duty: Black Ops out of it’s existence as there is going to be a fourth DLC around the end of September. The DLC will be called Resurrection and will be available on the PS3, XBOX 360, and PC and as of now the details are very scarce as to what it is we’re getting. Knowing Activision chances are that they are probably going to put all the maps of the previous 3 DLC’s together and sell it to you guys for $25 bucks, but that’s just our speculation. We will keep you guys updated with the latest on this.
Check out the new trailer for the third DLC pack on Call of Duty: Black Ops. In case you didn’t know the next downloadable content pack is going to be called Annihilation and we received a tip of it yesterday and posted it right away, but today we got you guys the trailer. It seems like this map pack is finally answering our prayers as it has a map that resembles the one and only “Nuketown” one of our favorite maps on the game. There is a Zombie map and it looks promising, but really the maps are still too big for a Call of Duty game. You can expect Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation map pack on the XBOX 360 on the 28th of this month and probably a month later on the Playstation 3. For now check out the preview below.
It seems like Activision is going to milk the cow until the very end with Black Ops as there is new info out there that sort of suggests DLC in the future. Now this Downloadable content may probably be for the upcoming Modern Warfare 3, there are chances of it being for Black Ops. The image below shows five different maps on it and it seems like Gamestop will be a part of getting you that DLC. The maps are named Hangar 18, Hazard, Drive In, Silo and a Zombie one. Unless Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is going to have downloadable content and are going to include zombies this DLC has to be for Black Ops.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops fans out there check out these new screenshots for the upcoming map that we all know as Escalation. The first map pack was kind of a disappointment at least for us, but this second group of maps looks like something we may like. These new maps look good and if you didn’t know the name of the five maps they are called Hotel, Convoy, Zoo, Stockpile and Call of the Dead. Expect this DLC on May 3, 2011 on the XBOX 360 via XBOX Live.