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  • Blog Post: From Dead Space To Call Of Duty – Sledgehammer's Early Days

    In 2009, Sledgehammer co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield transitioned from Electronic Arts' Visceral Games (former EA Redwood Shores) to working for Activision with the understanding they would work on a third-person Call of Duty game ( learn more about it here ). While at EA, the pair... More
  • Blog Post: The Many Faces Of The Xbox 360 Controller

    Custom faceplates may have gone out of style immediately after the Xbox 360 launched, but custom controllers are a whole different story. Microsoft experimented with customization and hardware with the original Xbox, releasing a translucent green console with a translucent green controller packaged with... More
  • Blog Post: Top Video Game Leaks

    Details of Bungie’s latest game leaked online yesterday , and it led us to start thinking about some of video game’s biggest leaks of the past. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – About six months before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and before the game was even officially... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Composer Is Working On Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel

    Audio director Francois Lafleur is passionate about the sound of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel ( as evident in this video feature ), but one of the topics that he was most eager to discuss was the involvement of composer Brian Tyler. From his work on films like the Fast and the Furious series and... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What's Coming Soon In The World Of DLC

    Whether it's on the disc, supposedly not on the disc, or definitely not on the disc, DLC is a major component of all current generation games. Here's a compendium of what's coming soon, and what recently released for the biggest games of the last few months. Street Fighter X Tekken Street... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play The New Modern Warfare 3 Maps

    Activision is planning on a nine-month DLC schedule for the massively popular Modern Warfare 3, and it kicked off this week with two new maps. Elite members can now download Liberation and Piazza, and we decided to take them out for a test run. You can see the new maps in action below. While non-Elite... More
  • Blog Post: We Speak To Activision About Modern Warfare 3's First DLC

    The first content drop for Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch on January 24th, and we had a chance to talk to Infinity Ward's creative strategist Robert Bowling about what to expect. GI: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC will be released via “content drops” over the next nine months. Tell me... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Tons of gamers skip past each Call of Duty game's mile-a-minute single-player campaign and get straight to shooting fools in the face online. Whether you're one these folks or are avoiding the game altogether, you missed out on one of the most brutal finales in Call of Duty history. Here, let... More
  • Blog Post: SitRep: Modern Warfare 3

    Yesterday, we took a look at the current state of Battlefield 3. Today, we're putting our eye on the Modern Warfare 3 online experience. Almost a month after its release, let's take a look at what's working and what's still an issue with the newest Call of Duty. Triumphs Kill Confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    As what is likely the most popular franchise in gaming, Activision has a lot to prove with this entry in the Call of Duty series. Is the formula getting stale? Can they keep things polished in spite of developer drama and turmoil behind the scenes? Let's find out! Reiner and I spend half an hour... More
  • Blog Post: The Complete Guide To Modern Warfare 3's Killstreak Rewards

    We're less than a week from the massive Modern Warfare 3 launch, and FPS fans are sure to be dumping dozens (if not hundreds) of hours into the game's multiplayer in its first few months. While Black Ops focused on a new currency system, some of Modern Warfare 3's biggest tweaks are coming... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About Modern Warfare 3 (So Far)

    For the last few years, there hasn't a surer bet in the gaming industry than the annual Call of Duty incarnation putting up astronomical sales numbers. With the shakeup at Infinity Ward and the looming threat of a serious competitor in Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 is a critical moment in the series'... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Wish List

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has already made Activision one billion dollars in the three months it has been out. With the game’s undeniable success in mind, another entry in the series is inevitable. We’re frothing at the mouth for the next iteration, and we’ve already got a laundry... More
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