Tag: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer beta — Infinity Ward reveals more maps and modes

On the third day of its multiplayer beta test, Infinity Ward opened up the spigots for more users for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. And it also released new maps and modes. I’ve been playing it quite a bit, and I’ve hit level 17 in the beta test over three days of combat. I don’t […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on — Multiplayer beta is showing a more realistic sim

Activision kicked off the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer beta on the PlayStation 4 today, giving fans their first real hands-on experience with the game’s popular multiplayer mode. Throughout the weekend, developer Infinity Ward will log valuable feedback and gameplay information ahead of the game’s global launch on October 25 on the PS4, Xbox […]

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Devcom perspectives: The uncomfortable and familiar topic of video game violence

It has been a tense and horrifying year of mass shootings in the U.S., with the blame falling on many issues, including President Donald Trump and the guns. Trump himself tried to shift blame to violent video games, which he said led to a “glorification of violence” in mass culture. Although no research supports a […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets 2v2 Gunfight multiplayer alpha on August 23

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a 2v2 Gunfight multiplayer alpha this weekend, Infinity Award announced today at Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night event at Gamescom 2019. Dino Verano, a producer at Infinity Ward, said onstage at the event that the game’s revelation of multiplayer combat got a lot of positive fan feedback recently. He […]

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The DeanBeat: The gray areas of video game violence and addiction

When President Donald Trump met with video game leaders about violence in games in March 2018, the industry worried he would use games as a scapegoat for mass shootings. Instead, Trump showed his cards to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). After the game industry made its case — that the U.S. is the only country where […]

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Activision releases 4K multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — with no mini-maps

Activision and Infinity Ward released 4K multiplayer footage for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. One of the first things you”ll notice, besides the realistic graphics, is that there is no mini-map. While it may seem like a small thing, it is a big deal in the Call of Duty community. That’s because players […]

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The video game industry must defend itself against the right’s bad-faith attacks

The video game industry took two hits on Wednesday, in the aftermath of the double shootings across the weekend. ESPN, which had been planning to air an Apex Legends tournament as part of the X Games, decided to delay the program until after the X Games tie-in. Meanwhile, Walmart, which had been the site of […]

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Activision bets on higher results with dual launch of Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Mobile

Activision Blizzard reported strong earnings for the second quarter, and the company said it expects to drive its core Call of Duty franchise higher than before with the combination of its Modern Warfare core title and the brand new Call of Duty: Mobile coming this fall. “We intend to drive Call of Duty higher than […]

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The DeanBeat: Would politics make video games better?

As I watched my Facebook feed explode about President Donald Trump’s racist comments this week, I couldn’t help but notice that game developers are political creatures, just like everybody else. But if you looked at their games for political messages, you would think that they’re apolitical, concerned only with near-political game environments that don’t take […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have 2 vs. 2 Gunfight multiplayer mode

Activision and Infinity Ward unveiled a fun new multiplayer game mode — dubbed Gunfight — for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The developers at Infinity Ward revealed the game mode on a livestream, showing how two human players can square off against two other human players in a duel. I played it at a recent […]

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How former Call of Duty studio head Michael Condrey views modern warfare and games

Michael Condrey has hired dozens of game developers for his new studio, tentatively titled 2K Silicon Valley. In doing so, the former Sledgehammer Games co-studio head who brought us games like Call of Duty: World War II and Dead Space has a chance to shape the culture of a game studio with a modern approach. And […]

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The DeanBeat: The real and the fake trends of gaming in 2019

When my Uber driver discovered I was going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), he exclaimed, “Are you in games? I was the voice actor for Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V!” My jaw hung open for bit, and he said, “I’m Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson. I’m making a little extra money on Uber.” This is […]

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Ray tracing is finally starting to shine after E3

About 10 months ago, Nvidia launched its RTX lineup of video cards. The company has spent that time doing exactly what I pointed out in my review: It’s faking it ’til it makes it. That’s because very few games have had support for the marquee feature of real-time ray tracing. But coming out of the […]

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Who Decided to Release All These Good Good Games Before E3?

As time marches inexorably on, the seasons change, and so we must change with them. In the spirit of growth that the summer brings, we are joined by Joel Fowler, Waypoint’s former publisher, on his final day at VICE, to say good bye and talk about how awesome Bitterblack Isle from Dragon’s Dogma is. Austin’s […]

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Why Infinity Ward chose a mature path for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare after the zany Black Ops 4

Last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 made players feel like superheroes with all sorts of Specialist abilities. But Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is taking a very different route toward a mature, gritty, and authentic combat experience with its single-player campaign. Activision unveiled the game today, and I saw it at a recent […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s photogrammetry captures gritty realism like never before

Call of Duty games have been known for pushing the edge of technology on the consoles and the PC. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lives up to that tradition thanks to improved graphics technologies such as photogrammetry. When Modern Warfare ships on October 25, it will feature a new game engine that delivers one of […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets a horrific reboot on October 25 with crossplay support

Somewhat confusingly, the next Call of Duty will be called Modern Warfare. But this new entry, which comes out on October 25, will not be a continuation of the story that Infinity Ward had been telling up through 2011’s Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare is coming out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Just […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare impressions — Taking war in a frightening direction

I have been a Call of Duty fan from the first game in 2003. But I have never wondered about this question before, until now. Should this particular game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, be made? The small glimpse I’ve seen of it so far tells me no. Activision is announcing today that Modern Warfare […]

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