modern warfare 2

Black Ops Emerges from the Shadows as the Newest Call of Duty

Word has slipped that players will be getting a new Call of Duty game this November, probably because Activision just can’t stay out of the news. Call of Duty: Black Ops is being developed by Treyarch, who crafted 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. That game, while generally well-received, didn’t achieve the same status as COD4:

Bungie Partners With Activision for New IP [Update X 2]

The makers of the mega-popular Halo series have just announced an exclusive, long-term relationship with the publisher of the best-selling Call of Duty franchise. Development studio Bungie will be releasing a new intellectual property exclusively through Activision.

Quick thoughts on what this announcement may mean:

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Mario Kart Meets Call of Duty: Hands-On with Blur

The racing genre in video games tends to operate around two poles. On one end, you’ve got incredibly realistic driving simulations games like the Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport series. On the other end, explosive, arcade-style titles like FlatOut and Burnout defy reality with crash-intensive competitions.

The gameplay in Blur

Two More Members of Infinity Ward Go AWOL

According to Kotaku last night, the development studio responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has apparently seen the exodus of two more members. Lead Designer Todd Alderman and Lead Software Engineer Francesco Gigliotti appear to be no longer working at Infinity Ward, if the screen caps from LinkedIn are accurate. Alderman’s …

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package DLC Out Now

Stimulus Package, the long awaited downloadable content package for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, hit the intertubes this morning. The pack consists of five maps, three all-new ones and two popular locations from developer Infinity Ward’s first Modern Warfare title. The whole 320 MB kaboodle costs 1200, or about $15.

Upper Management at Infinity Ward Gets Nuked? [Updated]

The other shoe’s dropped with regard to Activision’s plans for their Call of Duty franchise and big changes are a-comin’. A press release issued earlier today outlines the publisher’s roadmap for all things COD and it includes a mention of a new action/adventure game in 2011 by fledgling studio Sledgehammer Games. According to …

Modern Warfare 2: This %$#ing Game is #$%ing %^&#ed Up

I’ve been playing a lot of Modern Warfare 2 this week.. Or it’s been playing me, I don’t know. Some seriously heavy interaction is going on, one way or the other. When I take the MW2 disk out of my 360, I am not the same person who put it in.

In a lot of respects MW2 is a pretty ordinary game. You’ve got a gun. You’ve got some …

The Techland Show: Shooting Civilians Is Wrong

Yes, we did another Techland show. We do it every Thursday morning. But we pretend it’s Friday in order to maintain the cinematic illusion. What you see is not scripted or staged. We actually come up with that amazing material on the fly.

Except for Peter. Peter uses a stunt double.