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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  



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4:30 PM on 03.07.2012

Third DLC drop trailer for CoD Elite features Rob Riggle

Did you know Rob Riggle is an actual U.S. Marine? He's a Lieutenant Colonel and an actual badass. But that's entirely beside the point. He stars in the most recent trailer for March 2012's Call of Duty Elite content drop for...

Brett Zeidler




7:30 PM on 02.29.2012

Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #1 drops March 20

The first of four content collections for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set to be released on Xbox Live March 20. Imaginatively titled Content Collection #1, it contains four multiplayer maps: Liberation, Piazza, Overwatc...

Fraser Brown




5:00 AM on 02.24.2012

CoD Elite gets Overwatch Map, Clan Ops

The outpouring of exclusive content for Call of Duty's Elite subscribers continues this week with a new map and some enticing new clan activities. Now they say the map, Overwatch, is new, but I can't help but think that it's ...

Liam Fisher




6:30 PM on 02.07.2012

Another Modern Warfare 3 map is on the way for Elites

More maps are coming your way, premium Call of Duty Elite members. (If you're gaming on an Xbox 360, that is). The content season calendar has been updated to reflect that "Overwatch" is due out Tuesday, February 21. For Play...

Jordan Devore




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




5:00 PM on 01.24.2012

Modern Warfare 3 maps live for premium XBL Elite users

Premium members of Call of Duty Elite can now grab two new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare 3, "Liberation" and "Piazza" -- if they're on Xbox Live, that is. Subscribers on PlayStation Network are getting this stuff at a l...

Jordan Devore




1:45 PM on 01.10.2012

Modern Warfare 3's nine months of new content detailed

Every month for the next nine months Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players can expect a slew of new content coming their way ranging from multiplayer maps, Special Ops missions, new game modes and more. It all starts off on...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 AM on 01.03.2012

Veteran hates Modern Warfare 3's 'hideous' advertising

Those live action Modern Warfare 3 commercials featuring Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington may be lighthearted nonsense to us regular folk, but US Army Special Operations Command paratrooper D.B. Grady thinks they're crass,...

Jim Sterling




3:45 PM on 12.12.2011

Suck it, movies: Modern Warfare 3 made a quick $1 billion

Do you care how much money entertainment products bring in? Hooray, rich people! Then you'll be interested to know, perhaps, that Activision has announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earned $1 billion in sales within 16 da...

Jordan Devore




9:40 AM on 12.07.2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 passes 10 million sold

Do you know how I know Call of Duty is the biggest franchise in the entertainment world? When I end up at holiday parties and tell people what I do, it's usually the first game to come up. "So, you play COD?" they ask. I try ...

Dale North




7:30 PM on 12.01.2011

Modern Warfare 3: Vet and n00b shenanigans

The Vet and The n00b are at it again in another advert for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It's mildly more amusing than the last one and I believe I may have chuckled, although I had the good taste to pretend I was just belching. This time someone explodes and they chat about it. This is something that also happens when people play Modern Warfare 3 apparently. So you too can be like Jonah Hill!

Fraser Brown




12:00 PM on 11.28.2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a videogame, so deal

You'd never have thought that a series as popular as Call of Duty would need championing like some scrappy little underdog, but if you move in the right circles you soon come to learn that Activision's shooter series is batte...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 11.23.2011

Keith Vaz wants to ban 'Call of Duty 3'

Lying scumbag Keith Vaz is at it again, once again attempting to get videogames banned in the name of self-promotion. The politician -- famous to most Brits for lying about people and abusing his expense account -- has declar...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 11.21.2011

Over 1,600 users banned from Modern Warfare 3

[Update: The story originally stated 16,000 users were banned. That was incorrect and has been fixed. Sorry for the confusion.] The Call of Duty series is beloved by cheaters the world over, but Infinity Ward has no love for ...

Jim Sterling




10:15 AM on 11.17.2011

Modern Warfare 3 breaks records, makes $775 million

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has broken entertainment records across the board, making over $775 million worldwide within five days. The previous record was set by Black Ops at $650 million. Records have been brok...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 11.16.2011

Activision CAN guarantee Call of Duty Elite on PC

Yesterday, Activision disappointed at least two Destructoid readers by claiming that Call of Duty Elite wasn't guaranteed on PC. Today, the company has retracted the sentiment and pledged Elite support for computers in future...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 11.15.2011

Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Wii)

[Update: We originally said that you couldn't swap Ally/Friend Codes as in Black Ops. Turns out you can, so that line has been corrected.] Since Internet winner Jim Sterling has already published Destructoid's official review...

Xander Markham




1:30 PM on 11.15.2011

Activision cannot guarantee Call of Duty Elite on PC

Despite assurances that Call of Duty Elite would come to all platforms, Activision has now stated that it cannot guarantee a PC release for the social networking service. The company Tweeted a brief statement on the issue, sa...

Jim Sterling




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




1:00 PM on 11.10.2011

COD Elite membership extended 30 days due to failures

Call of Duty Elite has struggled to cope with demand since it launched this week. Due to a ludicrous number of fans signing up, the service has been up and down more than my pants when Bobby Kotick traded his lukewarm sin hol...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 11.09.2011

Man tries to rob Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint, fails hard

An eighteen-year-old man is sitting in a jail cell today after attempting to rob a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint.  The would-be attacker followed a 27-year-old midnight launch attendee from GameStop ...

Jim Sterling




2:00 AM on 11.09.2011

Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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-domi...

Jim Sterling




10:45 AM on 11.08.2011

Metacritic user reviews take a dump on Modern Warfare 3

Metacritic user reviews are always good for a laugh, and the level of resentment they have for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a riot. Currently, the game boasts a 2.9/10 score average, as gamers have united in droves to po...

Jim Sterling




9:20 AM on 11.08.2011

Call of Duty Elite getting choked by mass registrations

It seems that not even the Daemon-fueled Nightmare Engines employed by evil publisher Activision are strong enough to cope with the demand for Call of Duty Elite. Modern Warfare 3's subscription-based social network is appare...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 11.07.2011

Modern Warfare 3 shipment truck hijacked with tear gas!

A truck shipping 6,000 videogames was violently hijacked in France. It is said that the games were all copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which would make sense as I don't think people would go to such lengths to steal...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 11.06.2011

Modern Warfare 3 shows a noob how it's done

A new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 went up this weekend, and it details the exploits of the Vet and the Noob. It's quite well done and should amuse a few of you. It's got that Jonah Hill guy in it, and he does ...

Jim Sterling




5:45 PM on 11.04.2011

GameStop's 'Midnight Warfare' Events in NYC & LA

Midnight Warfare sounds like a great spoof porn.  GameStop will host special launch events for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in New York and Los Angeles. Attendees will have the chance to play the game before the midnig...

Dale North




11:15 AM on 11.04.2011

Pre-download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Amazon

Screw lines! It works out to where we have to wait in line for game systems and hit titles in the coldest months of the year. I don't know where you live, but for most places in our country, midnight on November 8 is going to...

Dale North




10:15 AM on 11.04.2011

Modern Warfare 3 sold for $1,725 on eBay

Hardcore Modern Warfare fans are a strange bunch. How strange? Apparently strange enough to spend $1,725 to get Modern Warfare 3 four days early! Early copies of Infinity Ward's upcoming blockbuster have made their predictabl...

Jim Sterling




8:20 AM on 11.04.2011

Early Modern Warfare 3 play could ban you from Xbox Live

Microsoft has warned that early copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are "not authorized" to be played online, and using them before street date could have dire consequences. This includes legally obtained copies bought f...

Jim Sterling




7:30 AM on 11.04.2011

Modern Warfare 3 has own 'No Russian' with little girl

If there's one thing Infinity Ward's gotten good at, it's using shock tactics. The "nuke" level of Modern Warfare generated a lot of discussion, only to be eclipsed by the highly controversial "No Russian" stage in Modern War...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 11.03.2011

Pachter: Call of Duty: MW3 will hit $1.1b in six weeks

It doesn't take an analyst to tell you that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is going to make some major money this holiday season, but it does take one to hone in on how much it's going to make in a set time frame. Michael Pac...

Dale North




11:15 AM on 11.03.2011

Walmart: Early access to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Walmart will let you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 before it's officially released. Play, not buy. Still, that's pretty cool. The world's largest retailer sends word that tournaments will kick off in more than 2,70...

Dale North




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




11:30 AM on 10.28.2011

Activision hunting down Modern Warfare 3 pirates

Impatient gamers have already managed to get their hands on leaked copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with pirated versions springing up online -- but if you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and Activision i...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 10.27.2011

Modern Warfare 3 developers talk revamped progression

This developer diary for Modern Warfare 3 discusses the changes that have been made to the progression system. Leveling now extends to individual weapons, and going a step further, players can further customize their firearm...

Jordan Devore




7:15 PM on 10.25.2011

Call of Duty Elite aims to improve your multiplayer skill

In this trailer for Call of Duty Elite, the integral stats hub component for Modern Warfare 3, Beachhead Studios lays out the three main areas of the platform; connect, compete and improve. The focus of the trailer being the...

Brett Zeidler




10:00 AM on 10.25.2011

Toys R Us hosting Call of Duty midnight launch event

Toys R Us has announced that locations nationwide will be open late to make sure players can get their hands on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 just as soon as Activision will allow them to sell it. Gamers will be able to...

Conrad Zimmerman




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




10:45 AM on 10.24.2011

Pachter: Modern Warfare 3 will double Battlefield 3 sales

Industry analyst Micheal "Drippy Dinkus" Pachter has weighed in on the War of Military Shooters, picking the safer of the two sides and backing Modern Warfare 3. However, it wouldn't be a Pachter prediction without something ...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 10.22.2011

The Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer is here

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 he...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 AM on 10.22.2011

Modern Warfare 3 dedicated servers unranked only

Infinity Ward won itself some kudos after revealing that dedicated servers would be returning for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 but it seems that the praise may have been pre-emptive. In the name of "control," Infinity Ward ...

Jim Sterling




11:54 AM on 10.20.2011

Modern Warfare 3 trailer reveals the 'Strike Package'

A brand new trailer for Modern Warfare 3 has been unleashed, detailing its new "Strike Package" system. This is designed to reward different types of players, meaning you don't have to just get kills anymore to be rewarded f...

Jim Sterling




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




2:50 PM on 10.07.2011

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 single-player trailer

Infinity Ward's new single-player trailer for Modern Warfare 3 further pushes the notion that this series is the videogame equivalent of a thrill ride. Still, many of us dig that kind of experience, and the action depicted h...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 09.29.2011

COD: Modern Warfare 3 is this holiday's most-desired game

No sh*t! Nielsen says that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is this holiday's most-desired game. Telling me that is like telling me that baby corgis eating cabbage is fu*king adorable. I know. You know. We all know this. Niels...

Dale North




9:00 PM on 09.08.2011

Activision wins rights to modernwarfare3.com... finally

Back in July, the domain Modernwarfare3.com surfaced and, funnily enough, it led users to the Battlefield 3 official site. It was discovered that a fan (not EA) had purchased the domain and thought it funny to bait ...

Liam Fisher




1:00 PM on 09.08.2011

Activision: COD Elite promotes friendliness, community

Activision has been bigging up Call of Duty Elite in a new Gamasutra interview, with digital VP Jamie Berger claiming that the service breaks down negative stereotypes surrounding online gamers. The scheme promotes commu...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 09.08.2011

Modern Warfare 3 to feature LAN support

With the PC version of Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward earned itself no fans with a number of unpopular moves, most notably the lack of dedicated servers. It seems not even the makers of the most successful shooter in the wor...

Jim Sterling








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