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Report: Modern Warfare 3 scooped, details outed

Friday, 13 May 2011 15:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kotaku has a massive scoop on Modern Warfare 3, which the site says is coming out November 8. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

MW3′s first movies

Following the publication of this story yesterday, Infinity Ward’s released the game’s first four teasers.

Multiple sources have told the site the game will “reshape the landscape of the Call of Duty franchise,” with various news settings, a story to tie up loose ends, and will reveal the final moments from key figures in the franchise’s history.

Following the publication of this story yesterday, Infinity Ward has released the game’s first teaser movies, confirming New York, Berlin and the UK as locations.

The site said that what it’s showing may change come release time, but for now, this where Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software is at present on the game.

Story goes as follows: “The game opens moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 with the US struggling to stave off a surprise Russian attack. The single-player campaign will ping-pong players around the world as they take on the multiple throwaway roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters. The game will feature about 15 missions, kicking off with the invasion of Manhattan by a Russian force and wrapping up with a final encounter in Dubai.”

Exciting as that sounds, the plot will contain spots with lots of gunfire and scene changes during the action, and players will once again control various vehicles such as the AC-130 gunship and a tank in the US Armored Division.

The single-player campaign will wrap up any unanswered questions players may have had left over from MW1 and MW2, as well as introducing new characters such as two Delta Force operatives named “Frost” and “Sandman”.

Multiplayer has quite a few maps and two types of Special Ops modes called Survival and Mission.

The site also listed a few spoliers, which we will post now, so be warned.

Modern Warfare 3 opens at the end of Modern Warfare 2 with the US fighting Russian forces on the ground in America. Vladimir Makarov is back, and Captain John “Soap” MacTavish and Captain John Price are wounded and “on the run” with Russian informant Nikolai.

The trio is hiding out in a safehouse in Dharmasala, India, where they are attacked by Makarov’s men, where players will take on the role of Yuri, a loyalist who works for Nikolai. As the safehouse becomes compromised, the men flee in a helicopter.

After this, the game takes players into Manhattan where Russia is attacking with ships stationed in the Hudson River. To counter this, the US calls in Delta Force where players step into the role of Frost, a Delta Force operative Sandman’s command which is ordered to take a tower on top of the Stock Exchange building.

After this, you’ll fly over the city in a Blackhawk, gun down enemy choppers, and fly out to the Hudson where you must sink a Russian sub that is “cooredinating the attacks.”

Here are some of the game settings:

  • Dharmasala, India
  • New York, New York
  • A plane transporting the president of Russia
  • A town in Sierra Leone
  • London, England
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • A castle in the Czech mountains
  • Berlin, Germany
  • The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Washington. D.C.

Players will also play a Russian agent who is protecting the Russian president on his way to sign a peace treaty with the US. The plane is attacked with the intent to kidnap the president and his daughter, who happens to escape. The president is not so lucky, and falls into the hands of Makarov – who does not want a peace treaty. He obtains launch codes from the captured president and starts attacking the US.

Players will again go back to Price, Soap and Yuri in Africa who will be dealing with a South African arms dealer before heading to Sierra Leone. Then another switch happens, as you go into the role of an SAS operative who must stop the delivery of weapons of “mass destruction” over on the London docks.

European cities are also getting attacked, such as Hamburg, Germany where players take on the role of a tank gunner fighting to push back the Russians.

The game’s final mission occurs in Dubai, where Yuri, Price and Sandman launch an assault on a hotel where Makarov is hiding and he finally meets his much anticipated demise.

The game supposedly also includes a “post-credits level” featuring the burning of Washington, DC.

There loads of extra details on Modern Warfare 3 through the link above, as well as shots of the game.

We’ve mailed Activision regarding all this lovely information, but meanwhile, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist, Robert Bowling has responded to the Modern Warfare 3 post via Twitter, which actual confirms for the first time that the game was in the works despite the Internet already knowing the fact.

According to Bowling, the information contains “a lot of hype and a lot of leaked info,” and that some of the information is “still accurate, some not. To avoid spoiling the experience, I’d wait for the real reveal.”

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112 Comments

  1. daytripper

    hmmm doesnt really seem to offer anything superior technical or gameplay wise over previous efforts. people will buy this droves but i hope bf3 wipes the floor with it, sick of this series and the amount it sells.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    @1

    Couldn’t agree with you more.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Nice scoop, but ultimately…. meh.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Red

    @1
    Quality doesn’t matter. Not only MW3 will outsell BF3 but it will probably even surpass the Black Ops. Black Ops was fun but overall backward step for the gameplay of series specially with the lack of Spec Ops mode. Those things didn’t keep it from becoming one of the best selling game of all time.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    Can hardly wait to get stuck into this game!

    Especially going to all those locations. Sounds like the SP is going to be a whole lot bigger than before.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. daytripper

    @5 why is this though? this is the thing i dont get, i play these games’ campaigns and multiplayer and i just dont see whats so special about it, i ask people like my friends and they cant really answer, they just say its fun. fair enough but i want games to evolve, i dont want new consoles dominated by military tales done in a first person mode nor do i want game developers wary of taking risks due to a series which makes a lot more money than it should or games being delayed because of the fear of the brand name.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    “Especially going to all those locations. Sounds like the SP is going to be a whole lot more Michael Bay than before.”

    There, all corrected for ya ;)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Tizzo86

    @ daytrip jus because u jus said that ima see how bf3 is because i never playd bf at all

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Sounds good. I just hope the transition between locations is done properly, it was pretty poor in Blops.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Do they actually KNOW that President in Russia is supreme commander-in-chief?

    No One In Hell is so stupid to fly on the civilian aircraft to USA where is a freakin war.

    and what his DAUGHTER is doing there?

    Story is basically at the level of Homefront. But with stupid bullshit facts. But what can you expect when in previous installment RUSSIA attacked US because they found dead CIA in Sheremetyevo and without any negotiations.

    Do they actually ancknowledge the existence of North Atlantic Treaty Organization?

    I D I O T S

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    It makes sense if the Russian President is Putin.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Maximum Unreal

    How the HELL they are going to link all those city’s ?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Schindet Nemo

    ^

    Man, that gun looks … crude

    #14 4 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    “as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters.”

    I say Bullshit here. They don’t have the balls to make the russians playable outside of the Multiplayer.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Kyzzz

    Well i for one am not buying this i will be to busy playing Uncharted 3 and shortly after, Assassins Creed Revelations…Giggity

    #16 4 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    The MP looks like it’s going to be amazing!

    Still looks like the same engine, which is nothing to shout about, but if they get this right, it could be the proper MP sequel to CoD4 that fans have been waiting for…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. CroMagnon

    @ 11 Not to mention the fact that the attack against the US would have had to launched with by the Russian President – and now suddenly he’s against it? Who’s in charge of the military – certainly not Makarov. It was never quite explained why Makarov’s stunts were reason enough for Russia to go to war.

    Also, as you point out, NATO and stuff.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @13, ehm… I think they are doing it just for showoff.

    Same thing i’m askng: What Russian daughter is doing there?

    I think it will be like that:

    Russian president: Hello, so, we talked last night about peace treaty and blah blah blah…

    US Pesident: Of course not! Who cares? Lets kill each other

    RUS President: I will bring my daughter!

    US President: REALLY? Oh my god, i’m so excited!Bing her over here! It’s going to be a party time! HELL YEAH! :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    “European cities are also getting attacked, such as Hamburg, Germany where players take on the role a tank gunner fighting to push back the Russians.”

    Oh my god, that’s even more unlikely.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. StolenGlory

    As far as the main story goes I reckon I can take a good shot at it:

    *BOOM*
    “Stay frosty”
    Bang! Whoosh! Peow!
    “I thought you were dead…”
    *Rumble, Whoosh, Crash*
    America… fuck yeah!
    Planes/Helicopters (Edit as appropriate) Fly Overhead
    Shock ending!!

    :/

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hunam

    @13

    WW3 or 4. I can’t remember how many wars the CoD world has had now.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. galaxy366

    Dont really care,

    1. I will play BF3 forever!
    2. Show some gameplay, then i can decide ><

    #23 4 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    @21: You forgot to mention: “WE’RE OSCAR MIKE!”

    #24 4 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    If you want a good, tight, well thought out, realistic story line, you won’t find it here…

    That much is obvious.

    It’s about the GUNS, baby! Guns, online gaming, 1v1′s, masses of stats, Youtube vids, clans, rankings, winning, losing, etc…

    You can go read Andy McNab any time you want a realistic action story…

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Stephany Nunneley

    Post has been cleaned, finally. Should look better. I had to type it in notepad because the site kept timing out on me. There should no longer be an “s” where there should have been a “d” and vice versa, etc. et al. :D :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Giskard

    @19

    Really? You’re giving them bullshit about not making a game with a fully accurate story? Have you, sir, played any video games at all before?

    Didn’t think so.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    “European cities are also getting attacked, such as Hamburg, Germany where players take on the role a tank gunner fighting to push back the Russians.”

    Oh my god. Who is the writer of this shit?

    @Gskard, we have plenty of good military shooters with great stories. But this one?Is SUPER Epic.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. EscoBlades

    Blerk has been rather tame concerning this story…i am disappoint :(

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Hunam

    Not read the story, but I assume it’s more like the dumb story in MW2 rather than the clever and interesting story in Black Ops.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Ge0force

    I’m so tired of Cod and MW.. please give BF3!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. YoungZer0

    @27: You know, there is dumb stories in videogames and then there is Modern Warfare 2. Which redefined the word “Dumb”.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    ” the clever and interesting story in Black Ops.”

    Yeah. I remember that.
    Giant machine gun in the Russian prison – Gulag. With crazy russians and conspiracy theories.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. deadstoned

    I hope this game doesnt take all the money this year, I hope Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Batman and Uncharted 3 take big chunks of the christmas money. COD’s had its day its all too the same and boring now.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Hunam

    @33 The machine gun bit was a bit 0_o but the whole brainwashing and number station stuff was really good.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. frostquake

    When are we going to get Call of Duty: Space Wars…I want to Fight on Uranus!!!!

    #36 4 years ago
  37. el duderino

    I just love love love the ”real” gamers’ attitude when it comes to call of duty.I’m a huge fan of the series (except every abomination that treyarch made) and what you guys can’t see is that battlefield is not for everyone.Did i play it? yes.Did i like it? yes.But did i go back to playing mw2 right after i finished it? oh hell yes.As of 2011,will cod CRUSH battlefield series sales-wise? I suppose we all know the answer to this.

    Face it,the true hardcore is dying.Watered down games like cod,halo,gears(gameplay wise) are the new hardcore(and i’m old enough to remember what real gaming was like,so i know why you’re pissed,but just learn to conform)

    edit – just checked out the screens,if this game has the same movement&combat physics in mw2,this game is a pre-order for me.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Maximum Payne

    @36 LOL
    http://kotaku.com/5801353/modern-warfare-3-multiplayer-features-battles-in-brooklyn-clash-in-mogadishu

    LOT of weapons on those images.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. frostquake

    @ El Dude… he he he

    One thing they should REALLY REALLY do is make 2 separate COD Games!! One that is MP only for you hardcore on the floor, kill and eat a boar raw COD type gamers!!!

    Then make another game for us Old Gramps we get cramps in our Hamps COD game that is SP only.

    I know the Market can handle it with the COD series…there is enough for both sides to handle all the costs of developing 2 games for COD, but I think it is the only game that could handle the Costs!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. daytripper

    @37 i’d rather vote with my wallet than “learn to conform”

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Hunam

    @39

    Or just stick it on two discs :)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    http://kotaku.com/5801353/modern-warfare-3-multiplayer-features-battles-in-brooklyn-clash-in-mogadishu/gallery/

    SCREENSHOTS.

    Jesus… that engine is a joke now. Even casual frats are saying that it’s old as hell.

    you can’t sell a game with 60 bucks on it with Id Tech 3. That engine can support any android phone without any problem.
    It’s weak and last, last generation. It’s not even ID Tech 4 which is crap also.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. OrbitMonkey

    This tired old crap again? They can shove this stale sh… wait did i read somewhete this will have some destructable environments? WANT!! fapfapfap!! *jizz* :D

    #43 4 years ago
  44. manamana

    BATTLEFIELD3 4EVER, BITCHES!!!!!

    /dolphin dives out nearest window

    #44 4 years ago
  45. deadstoned

    Im with daytripper, people conforming gave the world president Bush. *shudders

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Erthazus

    @43, Pre scripted walls.

    Schwing!

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Patrick Garratt

    Amazing. Kotaku’s just press-released this story.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Hunam

    @42

    The game is about running at 60FPS all the time in MP. To do that on consoles you’ve gotta tone down the visuals. But MW2 (not black ops which was ugly) got around this by being smart with the composition of the image, MW2 moving was a decent looking game, in still it looked crap.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. daytripper

    this has been a busy days for announcements/leaks, project cafe leak by midnight perhaps?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. ManuOtaku

    #36 i dont want to fight on uranus…. you know smell like anus

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Hunam

    Plus with those screen shots of the maps, the top images are editor shots that don’t have the shaders applied, the bottom shots in game shots with all the bells and whistles.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. frostquake

    @ 50

    Doesn’t Everyone wash theirs with Honey, Orchid Blossoms and Spearmint Leaves??

    #52 4 years ago
  53. YoungZer0

    @35: Agreed. Loved the whole Brainwashing Theme.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. YoungZer0

    @28: What’s the problem? That’s exactly what would happen. Do you know how many US Military Bases are in Germany alone? No one says that Germany would be successful in defeating the russians invaders.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Erthazus

    @28, “What’s the problem?”

    the problem is that you know about Germany with the same knowledge as you knew about Risen main character yesterday.
    Look, as i said yesterday. I won’t debate with you.

    If you are interested in this topic for some reason. Search for “Bundeswehr” for yourself. Translation is: “Federal Defence Force” in Germany. You are on your own now.

    EDIT: http://kotaku.com/5801598/seal-team-six-black-tuesday-and-other-modern-warfare-3-hot-buttons another info about SEALS from Kotaku.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. ManuOtaku

    #52 a mainly hairy man doesnt do that, you silly 8D

    #56 4 years ago
  57. YoungZer0

    @55: I’m german, homie. My Brother was at the Luftwaffe. Was stationed in Kosovo once and Afghanistan Twice. Taught me a lot about the training, the strategies and tactics. So … yeah, you know where you should stick your comment.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Fin

    This looks good!

    The MW2 was a bit silly, but good fun. MW3′s probably a day-one buy for me!

    #58 4 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    MP maps in London and the UAE are going to be amazing, I’m sure.

    I wonder if CoD can get a complete top 5 most played when this comes out…

    MW3, BO, MW2, WAW, CoD4

    That would have to be a record that no other brand could match!

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Dralen

    @58 How can you even say that? We haven’t even seen anything yet. All they have done is fed us a bunch of BS lines like “it will reshape the landscape of the Call of Duty franchise” pfft! I will believe it when I see it.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Hunam

    @57 Don’t feed the troll, we all know Erth rattles anything off as if it’s fact.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. DSB

    I’m a lot more confident after Raven were apparently dropped from the project. Two studios is still one too many, but Sledgehammer seem to have competent people, and obviously so do Infinity Ward.

    So far I’m just having fun with Brink. Medic-fest galore (awful mechanic in a game) but I’m pretty amazed by how much my game experience differs from anything I read in reviews.

    @60 Anyone buying that CoD is going to change only have themselves to blame. It’s a fast, effective thrill, and it always has been. First it was the sing-along action movie, now it’s the ultimate player-versus-player egomaniacal online shooter.

    Anyone expecting more than that after 7 or 8 games deserve to be disappointed.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Crab of Thunder

    All right, the engine is getting old and a bit boring, but in my opinion it still wipes the floor with BF and KZ. There just too slow and boring, they lack the smoothness and slick gameplay.
    As for the story i don’t think many people care, it’s all about the Multi and the spec ops/zombie stuff.
    :)

    #63 4 years ago
  64. ManuOtaku

    To be honest the last call of dutys games that i did like in the past few years were Call of duty 2 and Call of duty MW, if they decide to make a game like those two, with a real improvement on the gameplay and graphics department, then hell yeah i will be getting it, if dont well black ops will be the last call of duty game i will buy till that happens.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. G1GAHURTZ

    Well said, Crab of Thunder.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. frostquake

    The question Should be..Will Zombies Be included…and will they be Russian Zombies or American Zombies…If there American Zombies then I will Protest and Boycott the Game, Because the Zombie/American war of 2010 is too fresh in my mind, and brings back horrific events like the Massive Crotch Rot in Boise Idaho, or the Great Leg Eating in NY, NY, or who could forget the Fall of Las Vegas to Stripper Zombies…My Heart Aches…. :(

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Erthazus

    @Crab Of thuner, thats the whole point of Battlefield. It should be slower.

    They are more tactical. Your smooth gameplay is running and gunning and thats it. This was created since QUAKE 3. Nothing new and spectacular. It’s your only problem if you started playing multiplayer games this generation.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Stephany Nunneley

    I have added Robert Bowling’s twitter response at the end there.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. DaMan

    @37 elduderino lol, BF is no more hardcore than Halo (or Gears for that matter). I always laugh when people compare it to CoD, they all tend to have an atrocious k/d, poor w/l and most of their kills are melees. they ‘re also useless in any objective match, as well as generally god awful at any team work. Halo is as watered down as your playstyle is.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Ireland Michael

    What an utterly contrived storyline. *yawn*

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Maximum Payne

    @69 Please have you played Bad Company 2? Vehicles,destruction and physics that you must aim above head if you are shooting from longer distance,health that is very slowly regenerate so u need medic,no quick scope…
    Cod is FUN and have smoother movement mainly because you can strafe run but its not more hardcore and it never will be then Battlefield.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. DaMan

    yes, if you actually read my post, noone mentioned CoD. not like the guns not shooting where you point them make a game any hardcore though.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Crab of Thunder

    @67 I fully appreciate some of Battlefields better qualities, i’m not saying it’s a bad game. It’s not just the fact it’s slow, though walking for 5 minutes before finding any decent combat frustrates me. It’s the specific movements like aiming down sight and using melee that just aren’t as smooth as they could be.
    I don’t feel the same level of satisfaction at scoring a kill on battlefield than on CoD. Call it a “Run and gun” or “Quick thrills” or whatever you want, it ultimately boils down to which i have more fun with, which is easily CoD.

    Also all the community videos, montages, clans and all that jazz is so alive in the CoD universe.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. urbz2011

    Will wait till E3 to give my opinion………

    #74 4 years ago
  75. Ireland Michael

    @69 Oh please.

    Medic, which can keep your squad alive in the worst of situations. Health pack can restore other player’s health quickly, extremely useful if your squad is being flanked and out-gunned, and their ability to revive players not only keeps your squad together, but it also has the added benefit of stopping your defence points from going down in Conquest modes

    Engineers, the only class capable of repairing vehicles, essential if you want to keep your major firepower in play during a match as long as possible. The engineer also has the firepower necessary to efficiently take out enemy vehicles, which can easily make or break a stand-off situation in either Rush or Conquest mode.

    Recon roles for long range sniping, which has the added benefit of being the best class for “spotting” enemies, the only way to show the rest of your team the positions of opponents on the map. Mortar Strikes for flushing out camped enemies. Also has a sensor grenade for automatic spotting, which is especially useful when you want to hold down a position and want to know where the enemy is coming from.

    The Assault class is useful for resupplying ammo to your team-mates, a *necessity* if you want to maintain any sort of fortified defence due to the generally low ammo capacity of most classes. C4 for destroying buildings, useful for taking out players hiding in buildings or destroying some objective points in Rush mode.

    I regularly plays Battlefield the way its intended to be played, as an intelligent teamwork focused game, with mutual local friends of mine who also understand just how much of a vast difference that teamwork makes to the experience of the game and your chances of winning.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. G1GAHURTZ

    Whenever I play BF, the only people using teamwork are the players from my CoD clan (including myself).

    Everyone else seems to be running around like a headless chicken.

    #76 4 years ago
  77. DaMan

    Well, yeah that’s the usual argument. So classes make a game harder, okay. Top logic, Sorry, but it just means you enjoy more tinkering instead of acting.

    Quality =/= quantity, once the novelty wears off BF is the same again and again.

    Can you jump off the top of the tower, hijack a helicopter, aim it down with the gunners inside, then jetpack and sticky a near flying banshee while sniping someone from above?

    #77 4 years ago
  78. reask

    This is how shitty the SP of cod has become.
    Heres a video of a guy playing the cuban mission on hard which is the second highest difficulty setting without firing a shot except for the two times you have to to continue mission.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/11/16/codblops-first-mission-without-firing/

    #78 4 years ago
  79. reask

    I played BF 2 for a while and got cheesed of going for miles looking for someone to kill before getting sniped by guys who only wanted to boost there K/D ratio.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. reask

    Can you daman. :)

    #80 4 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    “Can you jump off the top of the tower, hijack a helicopter, aim it down with the gunners inside, then jetpack and sticky a banshee while sniping someone from above?

    Have you seen a modern military hijack a helicopter? Games have different setting and tones in realism.

    If we are going to talk about Halo mechanics (use games lke Unreal or Quake or similar, Section 8).

    #81 4 years ago
  82. DaMan

    I know, that’s the point, they’re different games.

    I wasn’t implying that Halo is any better, but that is no less hard, actually arguably harder to master.

    Neither Quake nor Unreal have anything to do with Section8 or Halo. Much like Tribes had very little to do with that crowd back in the days. Aside from being sci-fi.

    @reask I’m practicing, I’ve seen folks doing bonkers stuff though really.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. OlderGamer

    Same ole same ole. Every CoD story becomes a BF one, and vica versa.

    Different flavors.

    I’ll take my BF and its slow tactics over the more ADD/ADHD, fish in a barrel CoD aproach.

    In the end it is all good, in that play what you like. They are both becoming the same games anyways. Both borrowing from the other. CoD is adding BF style desctible enviroments, and BF is tweaking with ways to keep you in the fire fight longer and get you back faster.

    The only other things that strikes is me, is the same ole question, not about BF or CoD(as both ready new versions for release), but of how many Online Shooters do we need? And how many can the market support?

    To me Starhawk looks down right fun to play. But will the bulk of the OMP shooter crowd be playing BF or CoD instead? And what about other shooters?

    And all of that adding upto how long do you think the OMP Shooter trend will last? And what comes after?

    #83 4 years ago
  84. reask

    LOL @ daman.
    I think my best one was a 15 kill streak with the gravity hammer.
    Deadly. :D

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Hunam

    I.. erm.. I like both CoD and BF flavoured MP. Is there something wrong with me?

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Crab of Thunder

    @85 Abomination!

    #86 4 years ago
  87. G1GAHURTZ

    Yes, Hunam.

    It should be clear by now, from the big bandwagon, that if you like BF, you have to hate CoD and ridicule anyone who likes it as much as you can…

    #87 4 years ago
  88. freedoms_stain

    What I hated about mw2 campaign was all the playing different characters for 30 mins each only for them to die in some shitty cutscene I have no control over. Not really interested in doing that again.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Gekidami

    Dont know why people are banging on about BF for, the last good BF game was BF2, in 2005, the Bad Company games ranged form poor to average. Staples of quality, they are not.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Maximum Payne

    Oh crap its not going to be 100 comments :(

    #90 4 years ago
  91. OrbitMonkey

    I’ve almost forgotten what competitive mp is like :(

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Phoenixblight

    @89

    The same can be said for Call of Duty the reason why they do so well is because Activision knows how to sell ice to an eskimo and the general public eats it like it is their last meal.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Lahanas

    Gekidami obviously you have not played BC and BC2. They are amazing multiplayer games (poor single-player though), and Gold Rush mode is the best thing to happen to online shooters in years.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. Petulant Radish

    Whatever happened to that TPS set in a ruined Dubai anyway? Could they not code the sand well enough?

    #94 4 years ago
  95. minxamo

    fuck, now i’m starting to want this game…

    #95 4 years ago
  96. bluffbluff03

    Okay, I might be the only one. but the single-player facts sound pretty amazing!!!

    #96 4 years ago
  97. M. K.

    `They are amazing multiplayer games`

    I wanted to say why they’re totally not, but then it would be too much off topic :P

    #97 4 years ago
  98. ASBI

    guys , it has 20 brand new maps + 5 survival mode + 7 Spec ops missions
    and a new awesome campaign (compared to every other multiplayer based FPS)
    screw the graphics !! what more do you need ??

    #98 4 years ago
  99. frostquake

    Needless to say…there are “Fans” of both camps, I for one like both, when they are cheap and in the bargain bin!

    But your Hardcore Lifers duke it out every time..but that is ok…at least they aren’t out there Hacking Servers…or are they?

    #99 4 years ago
  100. frostquake

    Does Hacking drop worldwide when a new COD or BF comes out?

    #100 4 years ago
  101. manamana

    So its a *leak* of MW3. I assume they wanted to warm it up for E3. And for most, to steal BF3 momentum after that glorious 12min trailer. Well placed, Acti. Now show your devotees some love and bring that ingame-trailer-stuff at E3.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. CaptPierce

    After reading this whole article, I went back to watch the full 12 Fault Line trailer for Battlefield 3. If they show me footage that holds my attention for at least 30 seconds, then I’ll keep it under my radar. Until then, BF3 is going to be my big shooter for the year.

    :D

    #102 4 years ago
  103. Hunam

    I actually hate that 12 min BF3 trailer, it shows almost everything I hate about modern games, in that, there is barely and fucking game play, just scripted showy event after scripted showey event. I have no doubt that the SP in BF3 will be absolute trash like it was in BC2. But also, the MP will be god like.

    #103 4 years ago
  104. xino

    the trailer is out. and I can’t believe that logo “MW3″ is actually real and legit.

    the teaser was great:D

    and I’m glad it’s made by Infinity Ward.
    I just finished playing Black Ops. The story was really great and more better and in depth than Modern Warfare, however it didn’t have epic feeling and shooting authenticity of MW2. Also it used too much slow motion man, and the slow mo are VERY slow.

    MW is a great game!

    #104 4 years ago
  105. M. K.

    Well, why not link the trailer?

    /e: nothing special – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_7_dYWMsL0&feature=share

    #105 4 years ago
  106. AHA-Lambda

    so i’m guessing the ridiculous levels of leaks here has brough the PR plan forward it seems.

    My 2 cents? Kotaku should NEVER have leaked all the plot details like that,imo its actually just irresponsible of them. They’ve always been a shit website tho i think.

    Anyway i’m excited ^_^
    Even tho i’ve learned my lesson not to by these games anymore cos i dont like the MP but i do enjoy playing them =/

    PS: it is DEFINITELY coming out Nov 8th the MW3 facebook page says so. Said page also gives credit to IW and sledgehammer but NOT raven O_o

    #106 4 years ago
  107. Dralen

    I’m the kind of person that likes both Battlefield and COD type games, but after MW2 I was very bored of the COD formula, which is why I play Halo: Reach and Bad Company 2 alot at the moment and is also why I’m looking forward to Battlefield 3. It boggles my mind that people can keep going back to the same game every single day, because let’s be fair COD hasn’t changed since COD4 which was 4 games ago now.

    #107 4 years ago
  108. xino

    @110

    it’s not about playing the same game.
    I bet you’ve never even touched the single player campaign.

    I love MW games for its campaign, the experience is amazingly thrilling!
    I never play the multiplayer, because I play multiplayer games that require skills not newbs who can kill me when I’m on a winning streak in COD. Just because people buy a good game that sells doesn’t mean people buy COD only for its multiplayer.

    MW achieved things in the campaign that other games are copying.
    And people should learn that COD and MW are two different types of games, much like Bad Company and Battlefield are different.

    The same way Battlefield Bad Company hasn’t changed since all its iteration. I really don’t see the point.

    Anyway MW3 will also take place here in THE LONDON!:)

    teaser trailer 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEBa33xmE6M

    My estimate? 8million copies! imminent this Nov 2011

    #108 4 years ago
  109. Patrick Garratt

    Movies added.

    #109 4 years ago
  110. manamana

    @xino BFBC has changed a lot. The destructions and soundeffects in BFBC2 where a huge step forwards. Also in SP and MP. Did you ever play these games? Shure the campaign was somehow unspectacular, but DICE never was about SP. Really, I’m no CoD hater. To each its own. What puzzles me, is that CoD has (except graphics and storytelling) not really changed under the hood, since CoD3. Waves after waves of dumb scripted enemies to take down, before you trigger a number or an event. The harder the difficulty settings, the more grenades come flying. The MP is all about k/d ratio and thats it.

    #110 4 years ago
  111. Moonwalker1982

    Sigh….same shit all over again with those teasers. Each year its the goddamn same thing, there isn’t anything to get excited about. I’m only gonna say…

    New engine and actually new stuff this time around or else get the fuck outta here!!!!

    #111 4 years ago
  112. D-SIGNER

    IT

    ONLY

    DOES THE SAME SHIT

    EVERY YEAR

    #112 4 years ago

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    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]