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7:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Nemesis

Look, $50 is a lot of money for a Season Pass in a first-person shooter. If it was just comprised of 16 maps alone, no matter how good they were, it probably wouldn't be worth the money for all but the most diehard of FPS fan...

Chris Carter


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3:15 PM on 08.01.2014

Called to duty: Two Naughty Dog designers join Infinity Ward

A couple of Naughty Dogs have gone to join Riley the Call of Duty dog at Infinity Ward. Twelve year Naughty Dog veteran and narrative design lead Taylor Kurosaki split to the nationalistic shooter factory, he announ...

Steven Hansen

5:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Call of Duty puts a nail (and bullet) in the coffin of Ghosts DLC with Nemesis

Activision's doing its best to drum up hype for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it's not ready to leave Call of Duty: Ghosts behind like some sort of unloved orphan child. No, it has unfinished business, as the ...

Brett Makedonski



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Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Invasion
by Chris Carter

So far in the saga that is Call of Duty: Ghosts, the fun factor of the game has increased tremendously through the first two map packs -- Onslaught and Devastation, which allow you to play as Michael Meyers and Predator, respectively. Slowly but surely Infinity Ward has been addressing concerns from Ghosts, adding in more interesting locations on top of a ton of little extras that add up over time.

Although Invasion doesn't have a gimmick as strong as say, a playable horror or action movie villain, its tricks are more spread out over the entire DLC, making for one of the best map packs yet.

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10:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Davy Jones' Locker awaits thee in Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion

Tomorrow sees the release of the Invasion map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, so how about we get one last rundown of the new maps. In Mutiny, you'll fight in what's essentially Tortuga, shooting off almost as many bullets as...

Abel Girmay

9:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Come explore this Pharaoh's tomb in Call of Duty: Ghosts

Following the recent trailer and announcement of the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion pack, Activision just released a walk-through of sorts for the very intriguing Pharaoh map. As you'd expect, there seems to be a good amount ...

Abel Girmay

6:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion lets you play as a mariachi

I really enjoy the Call of Duty series, but jeez was Ghosts a letdown. While many a hater will like to say every game in the series is more of the same, it was painfully true of Ghosts. That said, the new DLC pack really sho...

Abel Girmay



Dumb Idiot Ideas: Voice pack mistakes photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: Voice pack mistakes
by Bill Zoeker

Max had his dumbest idea yet; handing the show over to me. What if more games had downloadable content voice packs the way they put Snoop Dogg into Call of Duty: Ghosts?

What kind of celebrities would work for that kind of thing? The answers may surprise you.

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11:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Get a taste of the R. Lee Ermey Call of Duty voice pack

Next week, Infinity Ward is set to drop two voice packs for multiplayer -- Snoop Dogg, and R. Lee Ermey. While Snoop's studio visit was previewed already, Ermey's wasn't -- it didn't even have a price or date confirmed, in fact. But now we know that it's going to hit at the same time as Snoop, on April 22nd for $2.99. Check out the video in full, and hear the iconic drill sergeant for yourself.

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Pay $2.99 to have Snoop Dogg narrate Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer matches

Infinity Ward is rolling out a bunch of customization items for the Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Tuesday, April 22. Among that content lineup is a Snoop Dogg Voice Pack for multiplayer. It's exactly what you'd ex...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.11.2014

The rest of us can play as the Predator in Call of Duty: Ghosts this May

I'll hand it to Infinity Ward for spicing things up by included the Predator in Call of Duty: Ghosts with its Devastation DLC pack. More moves like that and the studio might just win over some of the fans who have moved on to...

Jordan Devore







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Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Devastation
by Chris Carter

Infinity Ward's DLC capabilities may not be up to snuff compared to Treyarch's, but the fact that they're trying is good enough for me. Call of Duty: Ghost's Onslaught DLC was a major step up in quality when compared to their prior milquetoast map packs, and somehow they've even managed to top Michael Meyer's cameo with the goddamn Predator.

Not all of the maps are created equal, but another strong Extinction mission and the Predator gimmick help elevate the package considerably.

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New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC seems like a real waste
by Jordan Devore

This weekend, Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer will be free to play on Steam and the game is half price ($29.99) to own. There's also double XP being offered, from February 21 at 10:00am to Feb. 24 at 10:00am. These are all things I was somewhat happy to talk about.

Then I got wind of this week's customization DLC for Ghosts, shown in the trailer above, and I'm rather put off. Yes, this stuff is surely going to make money as cosmetic DLC for popular multiplayer games tends to, but I feel obligated to call out its grossness.

First are the personalization packs -- Circuit, Ducky, Inferno, and Space Cats -- at $1.99 each. Kind of sloppy looking, but okay. Next, character skins straight out of Ghosts' campaign are being sold at $1.99 a pop; those are Keegan, Merrick, Hesh, and Elias. That same amount of money can also get you four extra Create-a-Soldier loadout slots in the Extra Slots Pack.

Lastly, there's Captain Price. He's playable in multiplayer with the same sort of personalized items -- a custom player patch, background, card, and reticule -- if you scrounge up $3.99. To each their own, but having bought crap like this before, it almost always ends in regret.

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4:24 PM on 02.06.2014

Sledgehammer leading development of next Call of Duty

Activision has just reported on their financials for the last quarter, and among the news they've announced that Sledgehammer Games will be leading the development of the next Call of Duty coming out this year. In the past, C...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Call of Duty's Onslaught DLC dated for PS3, PS4, and PC

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC was released last month for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. And like clockwork, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game will see the new content a month later. Specifically ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught
by Chris Carter

Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of the most disappointing games in the series' history. Although I didn't dislike it as much as Jim did, there's certainly something missing that made past games in the franchise appealing, and it's not just because the formula is getting stale.

The campaign was a bore, multiplayer didn't really bring much to the table, and worst of all, the highly anticipated "Extinction" mode was grossly underutilized. While the new map pack doesn't fundamentally fix the core problems of Ghosts, it does make it a little more interesting as a whole.

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3:30 PM on 01.23.2014

Nightfall descends on Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction

Episode 1: Nightfall is coming with the Onslaught downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and here's a deeper look at what to expect. It takes place in the Alaskan wilderness, where the Nightfall Program has been rese...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Real life in the way? Then sign up for CODnapping

Call of Duty's real life ad campaign continues with this year's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The ad starts off almost as an homage to the intro from The Dark Knight with the whole Joker bank robbery scene. Then we see it's that one...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 01.18.2014

CoD: Ghosts Xbox 360 update stabilizes Broadcaster mode

Infinity Ward has pushed out Call of Duty: Ghosts' first update of the year on the Xbox 360, addressing complaints from users regarding its Broadcaster mode and how it would sometimes cause the game to crash. The update also ...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Become Michael Myers in the new Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC

GameStop leaked the first look, and now Activision has given us an extensive overview of what to expect from the upcoming Onslaught downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Onslaught includes four new small to medium s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 01.11.2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC info leaks

First information for the upcoming DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts has hit the web thanks to the keen eyes of one Twitter user making their way through a local GameStop. The pack, coming first to Xbox Live, will contain fou...

Wesley Ruscher

11:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts update adds Heavy Duty mode

Call of Duty: Ghosts received an update today across the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. A new Heavy Duty mode was added to multiplayer, plus there are new loadouts added to the Infected mode. Five s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





8:30 AM on 12.05.2013

Activision blames new consoles for lower sales of Ghosts

Activision knows why Call of Duty: Ghosts didn't sell as many copies as they had hoped, and it has nothing to do with them regurgitating the same game every year. Eric Hirshberg, Activision's CEO, told GameInformer that the s...

Joshua Derocher

6:00 PM on 11.19.2013

CoD: Ghosts PC patch reduces required RAM amount

A new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been rolled out by Infinity Ward on PC, which intends to fix numerous stability issues and provide improved performance for Nvidia and AMD users. Ghosts' third update on PC has a...

Harry Monogenis

5:45 PM on 11.14.2013

Data files hint at Call of Duty: Ghosts weapon DLC

Charlie Intel, courtesy of user @syncohboyy, recently got its hands on what look to be data files for weapon DLC in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The files plainly state "dlcweapon" with a number designation following each, as well a...

Abel Girmay

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

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

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

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



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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





10:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts is upscaled at 720p on the Xbox One

A lot of rumors have been flying around in regards to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin has addressed them once and for all. For starters, Ghosts runs at 1080p on the PlaySt...

Chris Carter



Aliens invade Call of Duty: Ghosts in new Extinction mode photo
Aliens invade Call of Duty: Ghosts in new Extinction mode
by Jordan Devore

[Update: Official trailer added. Extinction is described as a "1-4 player cooperative game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival action, FPS base defense, scavenging and class leveling." Get to the chopper.]

I've always found Treyarch's Zombies mode to be a fun bonus for the studio's otherwise fairly serious Call of Duty games and have longed for Infinity Ward to offer something similar in its titles. Seems we may be getting exactly that in Call of Duty: Ghosts if an image of a loading screen for "Extinction" (shown below for the spoiler averse) is to be believed.

Aliens? Yeah, looks like it. There's been an official teaser that matches the design of the creature as well as achievements for Ghosts that reference the mode. Neat. I'd assume we'll hear more from Infinity Ward leading up to launch but, if not, that's only a week off.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode Teased, Loading Screen Image Leaked [MP1st]

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1:45 PM on 10.25.2013

These are the final Call of Duty: Ghosts system specs

Sometimes, I feel like I'm writing the same story twice since history does tend to repeat itself. In this case, I literally am! Those minimum system specs for Call of Duty: Ghosts have been finalized by Infinity Ward and ther...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 10.21.2013

It's more Call of Duty: The launch trailer for Ghosts

It dawned on me this morning how close we're getting to November. A few more nights spent watching horror movies and, before I know it, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be out. Heck, the launch trailer is already here, featuring fa...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 10.10.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts clan features detailed

Clans are of course back in Call of Duty: Ghosts. A new feature this year is that clans are now cross-platform. So you can be part of the same clan as your friends regardless of the platform. The free Call of Duty app also h...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 10.07.2013

You'll need 6 GB of RAM for Call of Duty: Ghosts

The system specs for Call of Duty: Ghosts have appeared on GeForce and they're worth a look for a couple reasons. Namely, there's the higher-than-expected minimum RAM requirement. And although it's something I'll need to get ...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 10.07.2013

CoD: Ghosts' dedicated servers aren't Xbox One exclusive

Up until this point, there's been little if any talk about dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Ghosts outside of such support being confirmed for Xbox One. The game's coming to platforms other than Xbox One, as you surely kno...

Jordan Devore