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Medal of Honor: Warfighter beta opens this Friday


Exclusively on Xbox 360
Oct 03
// Jordan Devore
There's no doubt in my mind that somewhere out there, people are pumped for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, but they sure aren't a vocal bunch, at least not around these parts. There's always the chance that the upcoming beta, w...
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Medal of Honor: Warfighter open beta starts in October


Sep 21
// Jason Cabral
To both prep the servers, and to hype up EA's challenger for the fall man-shoot line-up this year, EA will be giving Xbox 360 users exclusive access to the multiplayer open beta sometime in early October for Medal of Honor: W...
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Watch nearly eight minutes of Medal of Honor: Warfighter


Sep 14
// Jordan Devore
Earlier today, Abel shared his thoughts on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which seems to be worth keeping an eye on. For action-heavy titles such as this, sometimes, you just need gameplay footage to get a real sense of things....

Preview: Go global in Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Sep 14 // Abel Girmay
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Xbox 360 [previewed], PlayStation 3, PC) Developer: Danger Close Publisher: Electronic Arts Release: October 23, 2012 From the demo's opening cutscene, the first thing I couldn't help but notice was Warfighter's much-improved visuals. Frostbite 2 is here, and in full effect, though this is a modified version of the engine that built last year's Battlefield 3. Rather than the massive-scale environments and environmental destruction, Frostbite 2's graphical prowess is redirected to more micro-level assets. Debris, character models, and facial animations are just some of the things that have gained a huge boon from the redirected focus. Conceivably, Warfighter will have plenty of chances to flex its graphical muscle with the bevy of locations the game will be taking place in. While 2010's Medal of Honor occurred entirely in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, Warfighter is decidedly more global. Characters from the first do make a return, so fans will be happy to step back in the boots of Preacher, fighting alongside returning squad-mates like Mother and Voodoo. Speaking of returning characters, the story in Medal of Honor: Warfighter seems to be a bigger focus than it was in the first. Honestly though, it does come off as just another military story. You know, the kind that carries the heavy handed overtones and themes of family, freedom, country, and your brothers in arms. It's also not as ballsy as the first game. Rather than dealing with such a controversial and real-world setting as Afghanistan, Warfighter seems more Hollywood as its missions take place all around the globe. Nothing exactly eye-catching here, but so long as it serves as a decent enough reason to go hopping around the globe, I'm fine with it. In our demo, which was pretty brief, we found ourselves in Isabella City in the Philippines. The story here followed Preacher and Mother, working in conjunction with Filipino Special Forces, as they attempted to capture a high-value target. As is the case with these things, the mission goes horribly wrong, and it's time to go in guns blazing. Anyone familiar with the last game -- or even the Battlefield series more generally -- should feel immediately comfortable with the gunplay here. Weapons carry a real sense of weight and kick when fired, and factors like bullet drop and target distance have more of an effect than in other shooters. Bullets will also prove to be finite to those that love to spray targets rather than take surgical shots, so you will need to stick close to teammates with similar weapons to replenish ammo. Peek and Lean, the quasi-cover mechanic from Medal of Honor, makes a return as well. As the name suggest, it allows you to lean against cover, and scope in over it for quick and safer shots. It worked well enough in the last title, and it's functionally similar here. One new addition to combat is the ability to switch sights when scoped in. So if, say, your rifle has an ACOG scope, you can click down on the right stick when scoped to switch to your iron sights. It's actually a very handy feature, as the ACOG scope we had wasn't ideal for some of the close-quarters fights in the early parts of the demo. Almost as soon as the demo had started, it was over. While brief, what was shown is a definite step up from the last title. The gunplay adds a few new wrinkles to an already solid system, the variety of settings is looking to be a welcome addition, and the visuals are already far better than the last game. Even if you were not necessarily a fan of the first, Warfighter does warrant the attention of shooter fans.
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When EA decided to reboot the Medal of Honor franchise with its 2010 release, it wasn't met with the warmest of receptions. While it certainly wasn't an amazing shooter, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with it. Soldieri...

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The DTOID Show: Ground Zeroes, Big Picture Steam, & DOA 5


Also: Shoot Bin Laden in the face for charity!
Sep 10
// Max Scoville
Uh oh. It's Monday again, looks like we have to do another show about The Destructoids for you. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will have night/day cycles as well as loading screens, and Kojima tweeted out a picture from the...
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$1 mil to charity from Medal of Honor Warfighter map pack


Sep 10
// Dale North
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Electronic Arts have come together for a promotion that will result in a minimum donation of $1 million to charities benefitting veterans. In promotion of both upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, a...
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EA backs away from real-life weapon endorsement


Aug 16
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts was in the center of a very odd controversy earlier this week when it was found to be promoting real-life weapon sales on its Medal of Honor website. The MoH-branded tomahawk has now been removed from sale, an...
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gamescom: Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer trailer


Aug 14
// Jim Sterling
Here's a trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is looking like it might be the most military FPS that ever military FPS'd. The above video shows off the "Fireteam" multiplayer gameplay, where two players team up and ...
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Medal of Honor site wants you to buy some guns


Aug 13
// Allistair Pinsof
There is a clear line between videogame violence and real world violence, but that isn't going to keep Electronic Arts from trying to cross it. EA's official Medal of Honor: Warfighter ("The most authentic shooter") site is s...
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Get a taste of Medal of Honor Warfighter's story


Aug 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
If you can look away from all of the "INCLUDES BETA ACCESS TO BATTLEFIELD 4" mentions, then you'll notice that Medal of Honor Warfighter will have a storyline. Odds are that this single-player will be far better than whateve...
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Analyst: Medal of Honor: Warfighter sales will suffer


Jul 31
// Jim Sterling
Analyst Doug Creutz has warned investors that EA's annual attempt to start a fight with Activision won't do too well this year. He believes Medal of Honor: Warfighter will lose sales due to the poor quality of the last M...
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Jimquisition: Let's end the FPS sausage-fest


Jul 23
// Jim Sterling
According to some of the biggest first-person shooters on the market, women don't exist. Men give birth to men who become manly men and shoot stuff with man-guns. However, not only is that unrealistic, it's exclusionary, sil...
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Battlefield 4 confirmed, beta offered for MOH pre-orders


Jul 17
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts accidentally revealed a Battlefield 4 pre-order bonus for Medal of Honor Warfighter this past weekend, then quickly went into denial mode. Of course, EA was just stalling until it could announce the game on it...
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Origin promises Battlefield 4 beta with Medal of Honor


Jul 14
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts has let slip that players who purchase Medal of Honor: Warfighter on Origin will gain access to Battlefield 4's beta. Bear in mind, of course, that EA hasn't even announced Battlefield 4 yet. I guess this coun...
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Medal of Honor Warfighter shows off a new multiplayer map


Jul 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The latest look at Medal of Honor Warfighter's multiplayer shows off the new Tungawan Jungle map, based  in the Philippine jungles. There's lots of explosions, shooting, people dying -- you know, the usual. What's not u...
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Medal of Honor themed merchandise to benefit charities


Jun 13
// Dale North
Project HONOR is a program formed by Electronic Arts to benefit families of fallen special operations warriors. Elite weapons manufacturers and the EA's Medal of Honor Warfighter are teaming up to donate to the Navy...

Black Ops II: answering critics, ignoring competition

Jun 12 // Jim Sterling
"First off, if you're making a Call of Duty game, you better have a lot of strength in your conviction," confessed Mark. "There are a lot of voices out there, I think it comes with the territory. I do try to listen to as much of it as I can, but you have to believe in what you're creating.  "There are so many people that love this game, and there are its critics, and I do actually try to pay attention to the critics -- not because I'm necessarily going to do what they tell me, but because oftentimes it's symptomatic of something I might want to pay attention to. If somebody says, 'I don't play COD's campaign anymore,' I want to know why that is. It tells me at one point that they did, that they really enjoyed it. I try to glean what I can from the criticism. "Sometimes it's really well articulated and sometimes it takes a little more [to try and understand], but everyone's got an opinion, and that's fine. It's art and it's entertainment. It's mature-rated, sixty dollar content, so it's not like it's easily gotten to. You have to opt in to get it, and if people don't want it, they can voice their opinions, and we know there's a lot of people that do." For those yet to form their opinion, remaining on the fence, Lamia reiterated his belief that Black Ops II will provide the fresh take on the series that fans have been waiting for.  "If you liked or like Call of Duty but are looking for a team to mix up the formula and bring new stuff, that's been very important to us, it's something we're trying to do with this game. If you are looking for a new fresh take on Call of Duty, that's what we're doing. We're doing it not just in the campaign -- we're doing it in the multiplayer, and Zombies has [always] been pretty different, but we're opening that up. We're adding new game modes, so there's going to be some versus modes, it's going to be a bigger world. We're going for that on pretty much every front. "So for those guys who are critics of Call of Duty, I think they'll be pleasantly surprised by what we're putting on the table, and if you're a fan Call of Duty, it's great because there's enough of what you love here but there's going to be a lot of great new stuff that we're trying to push the franchise forward." Before E3 kicked off, Electronic Arts began what seems to be a yearly tradition of comparing its games to Call of Duty in an attempt to stoke some rivalry. EA is positioning Medal of Honor: Warfighter as the "only" military first-person shooter worth getting this year, and while it is not Treyarch's policy to get involved in a fight, Lamia did touch upon the comparisons, adding that he doesn't really take much stock in the attempts to compare opposing titles.  "Look, I don't think anyone's going to mistake our game for their game," he nonchalantly declared. "If you've seen the campaigns, we're doing something different. I'm making an entertainment experience, I think they're going for something different over there. Ours is a first-person shooter with military themes in it, and also a lot of other themes that we're spent a lot of time working on and developing, so it's a different game and I don't think anybody will confuse those two games when they come out, aside from some settings. "Then there's our multiplayer. I don't think anybody will be confusing that either, and I don't think anybody's going to be mistaking Zombies with anything else. Now I play all those games, and just because something's a first-person shooter and might have a similar theme, are they really the same game? I think gamers know the difference. They provide different emotional experiences. That team's going for a different creative expression." They say it's lonely at the top, and there's no denying that, for all its criticism, Call of Duty is still at the head of the pile. Lonely, perhaps, but quite confident that it still has what it takes. I'm eager to see whether Black Ops II can truly revitalize the series the way Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare did when the first-person shooter genre was in a real lull. I hope it does, because a good game is always nice, no matter what franchise name may be attached.
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It could be fair to say that Call of Duty, as a franchise, has a large target painted on its back. There's been a very real backlash from the hardcore gamer community in recent months, as the series' popularity and installmen...

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Jimquisition: GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS


Jun 11
// Jim Sterling
E3 2012 was considered by many to be the most gun-heavy show we have ever seen. However, looking back upon the week, there really were no more shooters than usual. In fact, most of the games were featured in last year's line...

E3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter sure is a military FPS

Jun 09 // Patrick Hancock
The best part about the Fire Team mechanic is that is really works. There's an incredible amount of incentive to stick together, and doing so is crucial to the success of your team. If your buddy goes down and you avenge him by eliminating his killer, he'll respawn instantly. If you need health or ammo, you can restore both if you're near your Fire Team friend. You can also spawn on top of them when you return from death, but that's nothing new. Other than that, there isn't too much worthy of note in Medal of Honor: Warfighter. I only got to demo the multiplayer, so the single-player experience is completely unknown to me. All of the usual guns make their appearance, and each class has a unique ability they can utilize on the battlefield. The heavy gunner, for instance, can call down a drop ship that acts as a spawn point for the rest of the team, and as a turret for the heavy gunner. The sniper, on the other hand, can utilize a remote-controlled plane and dive-bomb it into enemy territory.   As I mentioned, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with Warfighter. It strives for a more authentic approach to the genre and seems to stick to that M.O. rather well. The game's visuals are also wonderful on a technical level, though there's not exactly any style or flair to them. If you were already super excited about another Medal of Honor game, then it looks as if this game won't disappoint you. If you want something new and fresh in the genre, look elsewhere.
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It hasn't even been five years since the advent of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and already we have games with incredibly uninspired gameplay and generic names to go with it. This isn't to say that Warfighter isn't a compe...

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E3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-order DLC announced


Jun 04
// Daniel Starkey
It seems pre-order bonuses are becoming more and more common these days. Today, in addition to giving gamers a taste of what to expect with the latest entry in their Medal of Honor franchise, EA announced several bonuses.&nbs...
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Medal of Honor: Warfighter coming to PlayStation Vita?


Jun 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Could Medal of Honor: Warfighter be coming to PlayStation Vita? French retailer CDiscount seems to think so. The online tech store's website has  follow-up to Danger Close Games' 2010 series reboot listed as av...
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E3 screens for Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, MOH: Warfighter


Jun 01
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts is demanding attention, if my inbox is anything to go by. Three separate emails, from three separate EA employees, each containing one screen for a game that'll be at E3. The three games are Dead Space 3, Crys...
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Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer is about wars, fighting


May 20
// Kyle MacGregor
The modern military shooter might be as hackneyed as one's set during World War II once were, but I've found myself oddly excited for the follow-up to Electronic Arts' 2010 series reboot. Something about Medal of Honor's aut...
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New Medal of Honor: Warfighter vid is more of the same


Apr 12
// Daniel Starkey
A new trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter surfaced earlier today. It's mostly gameplay, though it doesn't show anything that looks really new or unique. Still, it looks fabulous, if I do say so myself.If you haven't h...
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The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!


Mar 11
// Tara Long
Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game disc...
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GDC: MoH: Warfighter multiplayer inspired by FIFA


Mar 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Along with the Battlefield 3 expansion reveals, Electronic Arts gave some more details on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Greg Goodrich, executive producer on the series, came on stage to talk about how the ne...
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Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer debuts, out October 23


Mar 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Tier 1 is back as you can tell by the debut trailer for Medal of Honor Warfighter. The trailer mixes in some gameplay video while someone from one of those scary foreign countries talks about how scary the scary American sol...
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The DTOID Show: ME3, Max Payne 3, Raccoons & Balloons


Feb 26
// Max Scoville
Hey gang! In case ya missed it, The Destructoid Show was LIVE on Friday afternoon. Here's a recording of it. We talked about how Killzone 3's multiplayer is going free-to-play, how BioWare wants UK residents to petition thei...
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OXM unveils Medal of Honor: Warfighter


Feb 23
// Jordan Devore
Official Xbox Magazine has details on the new installment of Medal of Honor in development at Danger Close. Interestingly enough, DICE won't be handling the multiplayer component this time -- it's being done in-studio. On a l...
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New Medal of Honor and NFS this year, hints UK retailer


Jan 12
// Maurice Tan
Social media are hard to use, aren't they? Earlier this morning, @gamedigital -- the Twitter account for UK retailer GAME -- tweeted that "This morning we're at an EA presentation, where we hope to see some pretty cool games...

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