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7:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Sledgehammer hiring for new Call of Duty title

A new Call of Duty title? No one would be surprised. But one for the Xbox 360 and PS3? Hmm. Sledgehammer Games, the co-developers of Modern Warfare 3, are hiring a Senior Environment Artist for an upcoming Call of Duty f...

Dale North



Hands-on with the new Spec-Ops levels in Modern Warfare 3 photo
Hands-on with the new Spec-Ops levels in Modern Warfare 3
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Call of Duty Elite Premium Members on the Xbox 360 side will be getting a brand new multiplayer/survival map plus two new Spec-Ops missions tomorrow. This content, along with the three previously released maps, will all be available in a bundled package for $14.99 on March 20 on the Xbox 360.

Of the three new additions, "Negotiator" is my favorite as it's the hardest Spec-Ops mission I've played in Modern Warfare 3. So hard that after four tries I had to give up.

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1:30 PM on 02.02.2012

PSN to get first Call of Duty Elite maps on February 28

Premium Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox Live have had access to the first two Modern Warfare 3 maps of the Content Season for more than a week now. Today, Activision has announced when "Liberation" and "Piazza" will make i...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 11.14.2011

Do the Modern Warfare 3 chicken dance

I don't know why, but this video by YouTuber projectrooster makes me die laughing. It might have something to do with the song just being perfect for the little chicken dance. DO THE CHICKEN DANCE! [Thanks, Scott!]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:20 AM on 11.14.2011

Modern Warfare 3 dev tries to boost Metacritic user score

OH THE CORRUPTION! Sledgehammer Games boss Glen Schofield has been upset by the Metacritic score for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and was caught red-handed attempting to boost it via Twitter. But before we grab our pit...

Jim Sterling



Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 photo
Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
by Jim Sterling

Whether or not Call of Duty deserves its status as the most powerful videogame franchise of the modern era is a debate that will likely rage long after its star has faded. No matter what one thinks of Activision's market-dominating shooter, one cannot argue that its influence has been huge and that it has helped define a console generation ... for better or worse. 

Each year, the series enjoys greater triumphs as every successive chapter earns more sales, enjoys increased marketing spending, and sparks ever-fiercer arguments among the gaming community. 

Nothing lasts forever, and one day, Call of Duty's unprecedented run of success is sure to end. It will not, however, end with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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3:00 AM on 11.02.2011

Modern Warfare 3 behind-the-scenes details new modes

Oh look, a new behind-the-scenes trailer for Modern Warfare 3.  They've promised some huge changes for the end of the trilogy and, if all is to be believed they just might come through. Our hands-on time and preview&nbs...

Liam Fisher

12:30 PM on 10.24.2011

Some things are just better in Japanese

When I saw the above trailer crop up in my feeds this morning, the title was entirely in Japanese. Since I am barely capable of reading English with proficiency, I just went ahead and clicked anyway. And while I couldn't qui...

Conrad Zimmerman



The Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer is here photo
The Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer is here
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Just like with Battlefield 3, the Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer has arrived. While many of you are going to argue over which game is better, I'm just going to sit back and smile. Why? Because I'm going to be playing the hell out of both the major first-person shooters and enjoy every second of them.

As for this trailer, we get to see a lot more locations in the single-player campaign we'll be going to as we hunt down Makarov. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits November 8 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

UK Readers: Will you be trading in Battlefield 3 on the troll deal, keeping both, or just saving yourself for MW3?

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7:00 PM on 10.18.2011

Checking out the Modern Warfare 3 Turtle Beach headsets

Love it or hate it, the release of Modern Warfare 3 is sure to be one of the biggest launches in gaming history. We've already seen the fanfare, ranging from amazingly stupid promotions, to the most badass events (friggin' zi...

Abel Girmay

12:15 PM on 10.17.2011

Critics of Modern Warfare 3's engine 'have no idea'

There's no denying that, sat next to Battlefield 3, this year's Call of Duty entry looks a little unimpressive. Nevertheless, co-developer Sledgehammer Games has defended the game's aging engine in no uncertain terms. "I've w...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 09.02.2011

All the weapons, perks and more in Modern Warfare 3

This list for all the weapons and perks in Modern Warfare 3 is comprised of everything I saw last night at Call of Duty XP. There's always the chance that these items can be removed -- or new ones introduced -- before the gam...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Quick hands-on with Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer photo
Quick hands-on with Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

My hands-on time with Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer was way too short for me to form a deep preview at this time, but I thought you all should know for now that IT'S REALLY FREAKING GOOD. Visually, the graphics are just so sharp, crisp, and clean now. There's actually a lot more detail than previous games, especially in the environment. Don't get me wrong -- it's not a huge leap, but definitely loads better than in previous games.  

I'm sure they could have gone even deeper, but then that would have hurt the 60 frames per second and quick gun action we're used to. Speaking of which, something about the overall game felt noticeably faster. It's hard to explain exactly, I just felt my actions were being performed faster than that of, say, Black Ops.

I'm also digging the new weapon proficiencies concept. Basically, the more you use a weapon, the better the weapon gets. You'll be able to adjust a lot of different features of a gun; exactly how and what is something I'll try to find out at Call of Duty XP today.

Sorry, I know this is really quick impressions but I need a few more hours of hands-on to get a really good feel for Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer. The overall core concept is the same as ever, but there are definitely lots of new changes that really refresh the whole Call of Duty experience. 

This is a good as thread as any to ask your questions or let me know what content you're looking to learn more about specifically in Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer. In any case, know that I am loving what I've played so far. 

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New mode and custom game types come to Modern Warfare 3 photo
New mode and custom game types come to Modern Warfare 3
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

One of the new reveals at Call of Duty: XP is the new "Kill Confirmed" mode. This game type plays out like a regular team deathmatch except now when a player is killed, they drop dog tags. Players then need to collect the dog tag over a player's corpse in order to score a point. If a teammate is downed, the ally team member can collect the dog tag from their teammate and deny the enemy team the score.

It's a pretty fun game mode from the few matches I played. It's a nice cross between deathmatch and capture the flag. I also like how it's designed to keep the players moving. You can't just hide and kill here. 

Additionally, players can now create user-generated game modes. I didn't get a chance to mess with this just yet, but it sounds like you can do whatever the hell you want as far as the game modes goes. You can also sync your custom game type to Call of Duty Elite, where friends can rate and download your creations to try out themselves.

One last new mode that was announced is called "Team Defender." Not sure exactly what that is, but I'll see if it's available to play today. No final count for modes yet either; do know that there are 16 maps on the disc at launch.

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Modern Warfare 3 introduces a whole new Killstreak system photo
Modern Warfare 3 introduces a whole new Killstreak system
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much of a change in Modern Warfare 3 from Modern Warfare 2 going into Call of Duty XP. Needless to say, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games blew my mind after all the bombshell changes going into Modern Warfare 3. The biggest change being the new Killstreak system.

Strike Packages, as they are now called, will come in three flavors and are designed for three type of core play styles. Assault is what you remember Killstreaks to be, Support is designed to help aid your team, and Specialist is every Perk you can get. Seriously.

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8:00 AM on 09.02.2011

Sledgehammer's third-person Call of Duty cancelled

Remember the third-person Call of Duty game that Sledgehammer was working on? Yeah, that's not happening anymore. Apparently the prototype was "compelling", but the opportunity to work on Modern Warfare 3 was too tempting, so...

Jim Sterling