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Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 17:52 GMT
Automated video game and DVD rental service Redbox has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the number one most rented game in all of 2011. Which is an impressive feat considering it’s only been out for a month.
The company made the announcement as they released the full Top 10 list of their most popular rentals. The list, though topped by the obvious winner in MW3 (Xbox 360, the PS3 version was #5 as well), is full of surprises. Notably, the Xbox 360 dominates the list while PS3 only appears once. Check out the full list after the break, and you can view offerings available through the service on its official website.
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 16:28 GMT
EA COO Peter Moore has said he believes Battlefield 3 succeeded in taking part of the market share away from Modern Warfare 3.
Sat, Dec 03, 2011 | 18:48 GMT
Activision has announced proceeds from the sale of all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 avatars on Xbox Live between now and December 16 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment. There are over 30 items for MW3 available, and two additional avatars, the American Special Forces and Special Ops Juggernaut have been added for the incentive. Go have a look through here. It’s for a good cause. Shots of my Avatar in the newest gear are posted below.
Thu, Dec 01, 2011 | 21:00 GMT
Activision has released another Vet and the n00b trailer for Modern Warfare 3. Produced by LA advertising agency 72andSunny, the video was directed by Peter Berg and once again stars Jonah Hill and the hunky Sam Worthington. It’s below, and full of cursing and trash talk.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 | 16:59 GMT
Just a quick reminder to all that today is the last day to become a “Founder” of Act vision’s Call of Duty Elite service. Those who choose the Founder option will be handed an exclusive title, weapon camouflage, and emblem for Modern Warfare 3. Those who opt-in will also have access to a private discussion group, and will receive 500 XP for your clan, as well as “exclusive competitions and prizes that only Founders can enter.”
Founder status is permanent whether you renew next year or not, and will run you $50 annually. Those who purchase the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3 and have yet to enter the attached voucher granting Founder can still do so, despite today’s deadline. Thanks, Shack.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 06:36 GMT
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 20:43 GMT
Activision has sent out a friendly reminder to all Modern Warfare 3 players letting them know that Call of Duty: Elite’s Friday Night Fights starts on November 25. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s RSA Films, and director RJ Cutler, real life rivals will go against one another in Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer matches. The inaugural episode pits teams from the US Army vs US Navy. Friday Night Fights starts at 12.00pm PST on Elite and can be accessed through the premium end of the service’s program guide. Following each initial broadcast, a replay will be available via streaming.
The firm has also said the service should be stable by Thursday, to prepare for the holiday weekend. Currently, overall average user functionality is at around 95%. According to Daniel Suarez, VP of production at Activision, speaking to VentureBeat: “We are where we should have been at launch. It should be an enjoyable holiday weekend for people.”
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 22:10 GMT
He’s back at it. Labour MP Keith Vaz has tabled an Early Day Motion on Modern Warfare 3 in Parliament. [Spoilers for MW3 after the break]
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 11:34 GMT
Activision’s put out a notice correcting its initial figure of 3.3 million simultaneous users on multiplayer for launch day of Modern Warfare 3. The number now, according to the publisher, 1.4 million users. Acti reported last week 3.3 million users logged onto Xbox Live day one to play the shooter.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 | 22:27 GMT
Infinity Ward has started laying the ban hammer down on those who “cheat, hack, or glitch” in Modern Warfare 3, with over 1,600 already banned from the game’s multiplayer. According to a tweet from Robert Bowling, attempts to cheat “will not be tolerated” and he asked that folks continue to report offenders until a patch, currently in the works, is released. Bans from the leaderboards and playing were issued on launch day as well, with Bowling stating that anyone “attempting to play unfairly or boost rank” would be culled. Thanks, VentureBeat.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 13:41 GMT
Modern Warfare 3 has set a new five-day entertainment record, Activision said today, grossing over $775 million worldwide. It has also set a record on Xbox Live by having 3.3 million unique online users in one day.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 19:15 GMT
Call of Duty VP of production, Daniel Suarez, has explained exactly what caused Call of Duty: Elite’s outage, how Beachhead Studios are going about fixing things.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 15:53 GMT
Nvidia’s financial results for Q3 saw an increase in revenue of $1.1 billion compared to $843.9 million yoy and in profits with $178.3 million compared to $84.9 million yoy, thanks in part to increased interest in “highly anticipated blockbuster PC games.” The firm noted growth in desktop GPU sales, naming Battlefield 3 as a major factor, along with Modern Warfare 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“We believe this surge of PC gaming demand will drive increased demand for NVIDIA’s GeForce products despite the soft consumer PC market,” said Nvidia’s Rob Csongor. “We expect a multiyear PC gaming cycle, as the PC becomes increasingly more powerful than 5 to 6-year-old gaming consoles.” Thanks, Gamasutra.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 14:51 GMT
Planning to log some hours with Modern Warfare 3 this weekend? Producer Mark Rubin tells Steph Nunneley what’s in, what’s out, what’s changed, and why.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 20:08 GMT
“I think that the person who plays the sniper on a team can have a ton of fun, but one of the biggest criticisms you always hear is about campers, right? We don’t want to emphasise that dynamic so much that the other people in that engagement aren’t having fun. We have less verticality in our maps, there are less camping points. And so the challenge for snipers is to hang back on the perimeter or the periphery and pick people off – the maps aren’t set up to really capitalise on that, by intention. Unlike other games, where you’re going to be sniped from across the map by a guy you can’t even see, and then respawn and you’ve got to run for five minutes to get back to the battle, right? That’s not the Modern Warfare 3 method. This is about getting you in the action, you’re pulling the trigger fast, you know what I mean? That’s the essence of it.” – Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey to OXM on camping.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 14:52 GMT
Activision has released a small batch of multiplayer shots to commemorate the launch of Modern Warfare 3 today. You can look them over below. They feature a look at modes such as Domination and Sabotage, and killstreaks such as Juggernaut in Tag Team mode. MW3 is out today.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 13:59 GMT
“When both games succeed it’s better for the industry as a whole. It’s not just us – we want the gaming industry to succeed because the better the gaming industry does the better we all do. We root for everybody. Honestly, it’s the fans you want to listen to. They’re gamers, they’re going to play both games, both games are great. Much respect for everyone involved on the DICE side and I think they feel the same way with us. We’re friends with them. It’s not what they portray on the EA side.” – Modern Warfare 3 executive producer Mark Rubin to Eurogamer.
Sat, Nov 05, 2011 | 14:37 GMT
Just a quick heads up to let everyone know that if you pre-ordered Modern Warfare 3 through Direct2Drive or Steam, you can now pre-load the game. With that out of the way, you should also know that Elite’s Friday Night Fights will start on November 11 through Elite TV.
Thu, Nov 03, 2011 | 18:09 GMT
MW3 Facebook and ELITE integration video released; tournaments being held at Walmart stores on Monday
Activision has released a new behind-the-scenes video for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which walks you through Facebook and ELITE integration. It’s posted below. Also, those who frequent Walmart should know that over 2,700 stores will be holding tournaments for the game starting at 8pm Monday, November 7. Here’s a list of store locations. Modern Warfare 3 is out November 8.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 18:31 GMT
Major Nelson has posted a timeline video for Modern Warfare, which should get you caught up on the events leading up to Modern Warfare 3. For those who haven’t played the previous two games in the series, it all started with the assassination attempt of a Russian arms dealer by the British military. Unfortunately, Lt. John Price only blew the fella’s arm off instead of killing him, and it’s been hell ever since. Watch the video below. Game’s out in six days.