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Black Ops II: answering critics, ignoring competition photo
Black Ops II: answering critics, ignoring competition
by Jim Sterling

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 installment frequency has led to a marked souring of opinions. Call of Duty is regarded, by some, as the epitome of everything that's wrong with modern gaming. 

From within the industry, would-be rivals are gunning for the shooter's position. For the past few years, Electronic Arts has attempted to snipe the crown from COD's head and position itself as the publisher of the dominant first-person shooter in the market. It's not been shy about its intention, and it's not been afraid to take any potshot it can at the competition. 

How does Treyarch feel about the detractors? Suffice it to say that studio boss Mark Lamia is not deaf to the outcry, but he has a positive view of the situation, and he remains confident that former fans of Call of Duty may come back to the fold with Black Ops II.

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3:15 PM on 06.11.2012

Jimquisition: GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS

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...

Jim Sterling



E3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter sure is a military FPS photo
E3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter sure is a military FPS
by Patrick Hancock

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 competent shooter, because it is. If, somehow, you're not entirely burned out on modern-day first-person shooters, then you may want to read further about Warfighter.

If there's one interesting mechanic that Warfighter brings to the table, it’s the Fire Team system. Essentially, in multiplayer games, you're given one other player as part of your Fire Team, with plenty of benefits stemming from sticking together throughout the match. I'm not sure it's a good enough mechanic to warrant Warfighter's existence, but it's definitely something new and appreciated.

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4:54 PM on 06.04.2012

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

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...

Daniel Starkey

6:30 PM on 06.02.2012

Medal of Honor: Warfighter coming to PlayStation Vita?

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...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 06.01.2012

E3 screens for Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, MOH: Warfighter

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...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 05.20.2012

Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer is about wars, fighting

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...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 04.12.2012

New Medal of Honor: Warfighter vid is more of the same

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...

Daniel Starkey

4:00 PM on 03.11.2012

The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!

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...

Tara Long

4:00 PM on 03.07.2012

GDC: MoH: Warfighter multiplayer inspired by FIFA

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:50 PM on 03.06.2012

Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer debuts, out October 23

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 02.26.2012

The DTOID Show: ME3, Max Payne 3, Raccoons & Balloons

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...

Max Scoville





2:30 PM on 02.23.2012

OXM unveils Medal of Honor: Warfighter

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 01.12.2012

New Medal of Honor and NFS this year, hints UK retailer

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...

Maurice Tan

10:15 AM on 10.24.2011

New Medal of Honor teased on Battlefield 3's online pass

Battlefield 3's online pass printout brings more to consumers than just an inconvenient input code -- printed on the reverse is an image that seems to be teasing another Medal of Honor game. It features the game's official si...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 07.13.2011

Electronic Arts shutting down online for older games

EA is performing a cull of online components for a number of older titles, including entries in the Battlefield, Need for Speed and Medal of Honor series. The most tragic shutdown is, of course, Army of Two. The dedicated co-...

Jim Sterling