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5:15 PM on 11.13.2013

CoD: Ghosts PS4 needs a day-one patch for full 1080p

There was quite the fuss made about the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts outputting at 720p while the PlayStation 4 version was confirmed by Infinity Ward to output at a native 1080p, as one would expect from a "next-...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 11.12.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts map names leaked by mistake

CVG found a thread on Reddit where some Call of Duty: Ghosts players on the PC noticed a playlist that wasn't meant to be in the game yet. The playlist was published and then quickly pulled down, but not before...

Joshua Derocher

6:30 PM on 11.11.2013

Ghosts tales: Ding, dong Xbox One DRM still very dead

Andre "Swami" Weingarten got his Xbox One early due to a mistake by retailer Target. A whole lot came out of that -- an unboxing video, a temporary ban, and an upcoming trip to the Xbox One launch event. The early consoles ha...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 11.11.2013

Call of Duty Ghosts on PS4 outsells Wii U and PC combined

While it may have failed to achieve an unblemished string of record-breaking launches, there are seemingly a lot of people waiting for next-gen hardware to play Call of Duty: Ghosts. New information from market rese...

Conrad Zimmerman





3:00 PM on 11.10.2013

Infinity Ward: Call of Duty formula not for everyone

It's no understatement that Activision is the king of the annual game release. Call of Duty; Skylanders; and the -- may it rest in peace -- Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero franchises have been milked to death in more...

Wesley Ruscher

11:00 PM on 11.09.2013

The best and worst games of the week

November is here and the holidays are just around the corner. And while most of this year's major blockbusters have already hit, as we gear up for the inevitable onslaught of the next generation, there are still some surprise...

Wesley Ruscher



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The best ideas for the Call of Duty: Ghosts sequel
by Steven Hansen

Yesterday, we learned Call of Duty: Ghosts' follow up hasn't been written yet. In fact, Infinity Ward doesn't even know if there is one game or two games to go in its narrative arc.

I thought I'd help them out.

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1:00 AM on 11.08.2013

Get Double XP in Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the biggest title launch of this week, and to celebrate Activision is running a Double XP weekend. It starts today at 10AM PST, and will go on until November 11 at 10AM PST. This is good for all the pl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:15 PM on 11.07.2013

BOO-hoo: Call of Duty: Ghosts might not be a trilogy

Call of Duty: Ghosts has done decidedly less well than usual with critics. Gaming everyman Chris Carter called for a stop to annualization. Call of Duty fan Jim Sterling even gave it a 5. Still, the litmus test for CoD succes...

Steven Hansen



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Call of Duty Ghosts performs smoothly on Xbox One
by Tim Sheehy

Despite the less-than-stellar reception it's received in the press, Call of Duty: Ghosts remains one of the most anticipated launch titles in the Xbox One line-up. Not because the game itself, so much as the power of its brand.

During my time with the title, I wasn't able to experience a single-player campaign. Instead, we were given the opportunity to experience a fully-unlocked multiplayer mode. Having played a fair amount of Call of Duty throughout the years, I felt that I'd have a pretty good handle on things, but I honestly wasn't prepared for the level of customization I encountered.

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3:15 PM on 11.06.2013

This Call of Duty: Ghosts scene is straight out of MW2

Building on your past work or even repurposing it as a cost-cutting measure isn't unheard of. I'd argue that it's not inherently that big of a deal, really -- unless people catch on. Then it's just becomes funny, or sad, or ...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 11.06.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts shipped out $1 billion in copies

Activision has reported in a press release as having sold more than a billion dollars worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts to retailers for its launch this week. Now, that's not actual games which wound up in actual game-playin...

Conrad Zimmerman



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Opinion: Stop annualizing Call of Duty
by Chris Carter

There is room for Call of Duty in the gaming world -- I assure you. I don't know about milking it every damn year, but there is plenty of room for those of us who enjoy mindless first-person fun with our friends, occasionally in a military based fashion.

But the milk's gone bad, and Activision needs to step up to the plate and fix it. Here's how they can do it, and avoid the next Guitar Hero crash.

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Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts
by Jim Sterling

While Call of Duty is often regarded as the epitome of the annualized, cynically produced, lazily constructed videogame franchise, I've always maintained that both Infinity Ward and Treyarch expended much more effort than they were ever given credit for.

Whether it's the underestimated storytelling prowess of Modern Warfare or the noble efforts to revitalize the COD formula with Black Ops, the overwhelmingly popular series is far more cognizant of its own criticisms than many like to believe. 

My defense of the consistent quality of Call of Duty has certainly caught criticism of its own. Indeed, I am lauded as a hypocrite for daring to suggest that Modern Warfare 3 was not objectively, factually, a mediocre game. I still believe that, and I still have respect for Call of Duty as a series. However, I've always been mindful that the gravy train cannot last forever, and as "military shooters" are in 2013 what World War II shooters were in 2008, it's high time Call of Duty underwent another dramatic transformation, the likes of which gave us the original Modern Warfare

Black Ops II was a step forward in this regard, an earnest attempt to inject fresh life into a flagging idea. By comparison, Ghosts is not only a failure to capitalize on the goodwill Black Ops II earned, it's a disappointing step backward. 

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1:15 PM on 11.04.2013

Infinity Ward talks 720p for CoD: Ghosts on Xbox One

It was good of Infinity Ward to finally come out and confirm that, yes, Call of Duty: Ghosts runs at 720p natively on Xbox One and is upscaled to 1080p. Resolution matters to certain people -- some much more than others -- an...

Jordan Devore





11:45 AM on 11.04.2013

Want absurd numbers? Here's a Call of Duty infographic

Call of Duty is a cultural phenomenon; we all know that by now. Still, the numbers that the franchise puts up are staggering. Not only does the series make truckloads of money, but it also consumes countless man-hours of time...

Darren Nakamura