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Posts tagged Call of Duty

Why multiplayer games are better in person 

But the advent of the online first-person shooter means that games like Goldeneye 007 and Halo are no longer the preserve of late-night sessions in the dorm room. Why play for nothing with your friends when you could be fighting against the world for new perks in Call of Duty? Major developers have all but ignored local multiplayer games in recent years, and now it’s up to the indie scene to pick up the slack.

Everything Sam Byford says here is completely true. Luckily, so far Halo has stuck to its local multiplayer roots, but it’s getting harder and harder to find games like this.

My favorite gaming memories come when playing local multiplayer. It’s the reason I own multiple Xbox 360s.  A contingent of friends used to come over and play 6-8 player Bomberman and Halo in my old apartment. There is really nothing more satisfying than killing your friends sitting in another room.

Personally, I hope there is more local multiplayer coming. Even if it’s not from the AAA devs.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Leaked Trailer

Destructoid has the launch trailer for this years Call of Duty game. This is something I normally don’t post, but wow this game looks fun. Because it’s set in the near future you get cool abilities like to leaping high into the air, invisibility, scaling buildings. Honestly it looks pretty cool.

Oh and Kevin Spacey is the voice of the villain. From Destructoid:

Through a trusted source, Destructoid has learned the new Call of Duty, subtitled Advanced Warfare, revolves around a soldier of fortune group run by Spacey’s character that has turned on the United States government.

[via Destructoid]

[Update: Activision has confirmed everything. I swapped out the Destructoid trailer for the official YouTube version]

Mob of the Dead - Trailer

This trailer for the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 expansion is awesome. It actually looks a lot like a Left 4 Dead level, complete with an escape airplane at the end. They’ve even brought on an amazing voice cast, Ray Liotta Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, and Chazz Palminteri.

I would play this as an entire game and have absolutely no regrets. 

I did not want to play Blak Ops 2 until now. Now I want it really badly.

This DLC comes out April 16th.

[via Kotaku]

Call of Duty Elite

Activision wants more than 60 dollars a year from you; they want a monthly subscription fee on top of that. Unfortunately they haven’t told you how much they want just yet. The Wall Street Journal broke the news last night and the above video is a more in depth look at what the service Elite service has to offer.

Elite is not paying for multiplayer. Anyone who purchases the game will be able to do that just like before with XBL or PSN.  Elite seems to provide a deeper experience.  It provides an online community for all things Call of Duty. You can create groups to play with, clans to compete with, sign up for tournaments and see tons of statistics to help improve your play.

Overall I think Call of Duty Elite is an interesting service. It’s nice to see a publisher, unsatisfied with the offerings on the console, going out of their way to make their game better… even if the motives are purely revenue driven.

-Creighton

[Joystiq, ArsTechnica]

Whoops. I tried to read the BBC’s videogame wrap up for 2008 but I didn’t get past the first sentence.
Um, guys. Call of Duty World at War came out this year.  Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t come out until next year.  But look at it this way, you can start the 2009 review with the same phrase. It’s like 0.5% of the work is already done.
[BBC]

Whoops. I tried to read the BBC’s videogame wrap up for 2008 but I didn’t get past the first sentence.

Um, guys. Call of Duty World at War came out this year.  Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t come out until next year.  But look at it this way, you can start the 2009 review with the same phrase. It’s like 0.5% of the work is already done.

[BBC]