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Special CoD armor

If you see this armor in Call of Duty, you're gonna die


Only the top 100 players have it
Dec 01
Sledgehammer's making sure that the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players stick out like a sore thumb. That way, you'll be slightly consoled when you have the worst game of your life. Or, you won't feel guilty when ... read
Advanced Warfare

Of course: Call of Duty puts Exo suits on zombies for DLC


Havoc's early next year
Nov 26
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare saw a shift in the franchise toward faster and more vertical gameplay. This was a change that was mostly praised. But, how can Sledgehammer include the fan-favorite zombies in the game? Th... read
No Share Play

Activision's not playing nice: Call of Duty blocked from PS4 Share Play


One big blocked scene
Nov 06
Activision's taking one of the most basic social skills that everyone learned in kindergarten and totally disregarding it. The publisher's using its biggest title of the year to be the first, and most prevalant, example of a ... read
CoD community misogyny

Call of Duty dev says community is not misogynistic


Yeah, okay.
Nov 04
Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey has spoke out against the notion that the gaming community is corrosive, telling BBC Newsbeat he and his team has a "pretty low tolerance for toxic behavior" while downplaying its... read
Conan

Conan O'Brien is better at Call of Duty than Frogger


Trying his hand, then losing that hand
Nov 04
Conan O'Brien, the self-professed "Clueless Gamer," is back for another round with one of the year's biggest videogames. This time, it's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Ever the sharp mind, Conan immediately jumps all over the emotional try-hard "pay respects" scene near the beginning.  Then, he dies a lot. Not from bullets, however -- from ruthless morning commuters. read
Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare channels its inner GoldenEye 007


Has anyone made a 'House of CoDs' joke yet?
Nov 03
Everyone knows that the best part about GoldenEye was the immense satisfaction of rolling up behind your friends with an RC-P90 and painting the back of their heads with rainbow-colored death. Paintball mode was the bes... read
Exo Squad
After the disappointing Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision needed fresh ideas, and Sledgehammer was just the developer for the job. Even before it delivered its first game, a weight has been lifted off of Infinity Ward and... read feature

Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC requirements haven't advanced much from last year


As always though, this'll take up some space
Oct 20
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's required PC specs have been released on the game's Steam page, and it turns out that all that power doesn't necessarily change everything -- especially if you use last year's iteration as a b... read
Call of Duty

Not a lot looks changed in Call of Duty's 'Power Changes Everything' trailer


Maybe it's meant ironically?
Sep 24
For a trailer that boldly suggests that "power changes everything," Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sure looks pretty similar to past installments in the franchise. I guess the guys jump higher before using their mega-de... read
Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer has butt slams and more


Seven minute breakdown
Sep 03
If our made up Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview didn't sate your desire for gung ho gunplay, here's a seven minute look at Titanfall's I MEAN THE NEW CALL OF DUTY'S multiplayer.  The butt slams are cool, alon... read
Call of Duty skips Wii U

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won't come to Wii U


Sorry, Nintendo fans
Aug 20
Call of Duty will not be coming to Wii U this year, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey revealed today via Twitter. The decision was Activision's, according to Condrey, leaving Sledgehammer to focus its attenti... read

Watch the Golden Gate Bridge get destroyed in Advanced Warfare


Okay, those grenades are hecka cool
Aug 12
Ghosts was a giant disappointment but man Advanced Warfare is looking really good. I'm mostly interested in the multiplayer at this point, but the single-player looks like it will be worth it this time around too.  The latest video for the new Call of Duty focuses on San Francisco, showing off a chase and the eventual destruction of the famous Golden Gate Bridge.  read
Call of Duty

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a day early with the Day Zero Edition


Pre-order for weapons and early access
Aug 11
This week, Activision is making its next major promotional push for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. (Perhaps you read our "preview" or saw the multiplayer trailer.) That can only mean one thing: it's time to talk about pre-or... read
Here's the debut trailer
Activision is offering an in-depth look at multiplayer in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare today during a live event but if you're content with seeing just the basics, this trailer will suffice. With the new exoskeletons, game... read feature

Fight the powers that be!
A campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out which goes over some of the plot points. I also speculate on some rather obvious, yet still uncertain, plot developments to come. The trailer also announced a multiplayer reveal coming August 11, which I theorize could come with a beta announcement. read feature

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer teased, collector's edition detailed


The $120 version includes a season pass
Jul 29
A brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has dropped today, detailing how the conflict leads the way for the Atlas PMC to come into power. It's your typical Call of Duty trailer, with tons of cool looking set p... read

Confirmed: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have audio


*shrug*
Jul 08
A new behind-the-scenes video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has confirmed that the game will indeed have audio. Guns will have the pew pew noises, dudes will go "oh no you shot me how did you know bullets were my weakness!?. Oh, and there will be lots of explosions.  read
Look, I know what a laser is. You're not fooling me.
In a lovingly overproduced developer diary, a couple of Sledgehammer bros ran down the exciting new gear in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, including this year's "game-changer," the exo-skeleton, and hyped some of their other groundbreaking innovations such as... as laser. If nothing else, there was an opening for a Mountain Dew joke. read feature

Call of Duty

Advanced Warfare's exoskeleton to redefine how you play Call of Duty


Maybe it will, maybe it won't
Jun 24
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's tagline is "power changes everything," and Sledgehammer's doing its best to explain what that means. There are lots of futuristic enhancements being made, but it's not likely that any are mor... read
Advanced Warfare

New Call of Duty focuses on being realistic forty years in the future


Military advisors and futurists help
Jun 17
For the most part, Call of Duty has dealt with past or present scenarios up until now. But, Advanced Warfare is going to move the story ahead forty years. How can Sledgehammer Games craft a realistic future when it... read
The action you expect
The last decade has brought us ten new Call of Duty games. With that steady drip of titles, the series' developers have figured out how to craft increasingly elaborate action scenarios. Despite being at it for a while, t... read feature

Cancelled Sledgehammer shooter was set during Vietnam War


Game had Dead Space type moments
May 05
The latest Game Informer has Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as its cover story, but it also revealed a bit about developer Sledgehammer's earlier, cancelled project. Their first Activision project was a third-person shooter t... read
Advanced Warface

First details on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer


Different Instagram filters on the box art, Xbone gets DLC first
May 02
Kevin Spacey vehicle Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which we brought to you guys last night, has some more details trickling out. Notably, the deliciously Titanfall-like exoskeletons in the Advanced Warfare extend "across al... read

Next Call of Duty has a major focus on private military contractors


Metal Gear?!
May 01
The next Call of Duty game from developers Sledgehammer Games is to be revealed this Sunday. We've been given a brief teaser image, and now Activision has clued us in on what the theme of the game will be through this VICE p... read
Call of Duty

Oh, look! It's Sledgehammer's new Call of Duty


What's he looking at?
May 01
Technically, this isn't the first image of the new Call of Duty in development at Sledgehammer Games -- that distinction was wasted on this close-up shot. Let's forget about that one. Here, via Game Informer ahead of its cove... read
Call of Duty 2014

The first image of the new Call of Duty is solemn, kind of pointless


These posts are never important
Apr 23
It's that time of year again. With the NBA playoffs heating up, so are the annual rumors surrounding the imminent reveal of the new Call of Duty. This time, it's Sledgehammer at the helm of the S.S. COD, and the developer aim... read
Call of Duty

This year's Call of Duty to prioritize PC, PS4, Xbox One


Activision calls it 'a next-gen-first production'
Feb 10
Now that there are three separate studios heading up new installments of Call of Duty, we'll be looking to Sledgehammer Games for its take on the franchise this year after Infinity Ward dropped the ball with Call of Duty: Gho... read

Sledgehammer leading development of next Call of Duty


Call of Duty series going into three-year development cycle now
Feb 06
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... read
New Call of Duty

Sledgehammer hiring for new Call of Duty game


PEW PEW PEW
Jan 16
After having its third-person Call of Duty cancelled, Sledgehammer Games, which was founded by ex-Dead Space developers, went on to help with the development of Modern Warfare 3. Shortly after its release, the developer was h... read

Cyberpunk 2077, CoD: Ghosts & GTA V


The Destructoid Show gets all hot and bothered
May 03
Today on The Destructoid Show, we talk about all kinds of SEO-friendly click-bait topics!Call Of Duty: Ghosts has been announced, and it's next-gen, and apparently, Sledgehammer games isn't working on it. Anthony Burch ... read
Call of Duty

Sledgehammer suggests it isn't working on CoD: Ghosts


Studio has its own project
May 02
Given its prior work on the franchise, it wasn't unreasonable to expect Sledgehammer Games to be involved with Call of Duty: Ghosts. That does not appear to be the case, however. "Congrats to Infinity Ward on [Ghosts]! O... read

SF's demonic BART screech was worked into Dead Space


You know that noise *shudder*
Feb 06
Glen Schofield, GM of Sledgehammer games, in his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 presentation on details on games, talked about how everyday experiences -- from your favorite lunch place to your morning commute -- can influence game mak... read






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