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  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Ghosts Scene Borrows Animations And Framing From Modern Warfare 2 Ending

    With Call of Duty: Ghosts now in players’ hands, people are starting to dissect the campaign and the multiplayer modes. One astute gamer noticed that there is a strikingly familiar scene in Activision’s latest. The video was captured by YouTube user “satantribal.” You can see... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Reveals Timeline For Modern Warfare 3's Season Closer

    The final wave of Call of Duty: Modern War 3 DLC is set to go live this August and September in a timed Xbox 360 exclusive. Chaos Pack is due out this month, followed by the appropriately named Final Assault. Chaos Pack adds a new Special Ops Chaos Mode, three new Face Off maps, and four Special Ops... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3's Terminal Map Hits PS3 In August

    Earlier this month, Infinity Ward announced that the popular Modern Warfare 2 map, Terminal, would be coming to Modern Warfare 3 via DLC. The map hit 360 users first, with Call of Duty Elite members getting realy access July 17, and July 18 for non-Elite members. Now Infinity Ward has announced that... More
  • Blog Post: Terminal Map Coming To Modern Warfare 3

    Infinity Ward announced that the fan-favorite "Terminal" map from Modern Warfare 2 is coming to Modern Warfare 3 -- for free. However, some players will have to wait awhile. In accordance with Activision's deal with Microsoft, the DLC is coming to Xbox Live first; it launches on July 17... More
  • Blog Post: Could Black Ops II's Setting Land Activision In Legal Trouble?

    Treyarch’s Black Ops II marks the series’ first move into the future, but it also raises questions about the ongoing relationship between Activision and Infinity Ward. Over two years ago, details regarding the lawsuit began to appear publicly . One such detail stated that Call of Duty titles... More
  • Blog Post: The Most-Platinum'd PS3 Games

    Assassin’s Creed II, Modern Warfare 2, and Uncharted 2 rank among the most-completed games on PlayStation 3. The list was put together by the PlayStation Blog, who notes that the top-10 games have an average review rating of 89. The list of games also includes very few multiplayer trophies, which... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Warns Against Modern Warfare 2 Phishing Attempts

    Sony's been under fire lately for a security breach (and subsequent shutdown) of its PlayStation Network and the possibility that tens of millions of users may have had their personal information compromised. Microsoft has issued an alert related to Modern Warfare 2 that's on a significantly... More
  • Blog Post: "Find Makarov" Countdown Ends, Independent Trailer Released

    UPDATE 3: So the timer ended, and a live action trailer for an independent Modern Warfare film has been released. You can watch the surprisingly high-quality clip below: UPDATE 2: Some new details about what this countdown is actually about have started coming in. Turns out that independent creative... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Blamed For Russian Airport Terrorist Attack

    Whenever a violent attack happens, it doesn't take long for someone to blame video games. English-language Russian news channel RT is the latest outlet to mention video games alongside an atrocity, insinuating a connection between the recent suicide bombing at Domodedovo International Airport outside... More
  • Blog Post: Update: EA Responds To Activision's Infinity Ward Lawsuit

    UPDATE: EA spokesperson Jeff Brown has responded to Activision's including of EA in the lawsuit over Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. In an email sent to the LA Times , Brown says: "This is a PR play filed with pettiness and deliberate misdirection. Activision wants to hide... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Ward Restructured, Fully Operational

    At the Morgan Stanley TMT conference this week in Barcelona, Spain, the Financial Times reports Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said Activision has "got over" the bloodletting at Infinity Ward and fully rebuilt the Call of Duty studio. "We have reconstructed Infinity Ward, [and] we are very... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops Breaks Records

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is doing well for itself, and Activision wants everyone to know. During a five-day post-launch window, Black Ops broke all theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records worldwide. It’s obviously an impressive feat, even though price discrepancies make comparing... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What Kinect Looks Like Through Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles

    Infrared is a major part of how Microsoft's impressive new Kinect motion-sensing technology works. So what would your room look like if you could see all the infrared the Kinect device is shooting out? One intrepid YouTube user decided to find out with the aid of the night vision goggles from his... More
  • Blog Post: September NPD: Halo Reach And Madden Top Changed NPD Charts

    Yesterday we reported that the NPD Group is changing the way they report monthly video game sales figures, and today we get our first view of this new style. As was expected, we now know a lot less about what games sold how much last month, and we have limited hardware results. Nevertheless, check out... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 2 DLC Is On Sale

    It looks like Fallout 3 fans aren't the only ones getting a good deal this week. For the rest of the week, Modern Warfare 2's two map packs are 50% off too! The news comes via Xbox Live's Major Nelson , who revealed that both the Stimulus Pack and the Resurgence Pack for Infinity Ward's... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Rules A Rough Month For Games

    In news that's probably not surprising to many, the latest iteration of EA's ever-popular Madden franchise is at the top of the video game charts during a relatively slow August. Check below the break for all the official NPD stats from last month. Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Know What Respawn Is Working On? Don't Hold Your Breath

    With the speed that things often move at in the games industry, it's easy to forget how much time and effort it takes for things to happen in the real world. For example, despite reporting on it heavily, I had almost forgotten that the crazy Infinity Ward drama - which involved a large number of... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Apologizes For Mistakenly Banning 12,000 Modern Warfare 2 Players

    Uh-oh. It sounds like in their eagerness to ban cheaters and make Modern Warfare 2 a safer, fairer place for players, Valve mistakenly issued "about 12,000 erroneous bans over two weeks." ShackNews reports on Valve owning up to the issue and apologizing. Valve president Gabe Newell explained... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown's Sequel And Portable RPG Crack - Weekly Round Up 7/5

    This week sees the release of a highly anticipated 360 sequel, a JRPG of heroic proportions, and the portable version of a beloved Shin Megami Tensei game. That's right, Crackdown 2 (read our review ) hits the Xbox 360, Dragon Quest IX Sentinnels of the Starry Skies finally comes to America, and... More
  • Blog Post: Robert Bowling Details Modern Warfare 2's Resurgence Pack

    With all the brouhaha surrounding Activision and Infinity Ward, it seems that the focus has been taken off the fact that those guys made a game together at one point. For those that are avoiding the legal drama and just having fun with Modern Warfare 2, you'll have five new maps to play with come... More
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