call of duty

  • Oh hello there, Activision Blizzard

    Tada, Activision Blizzard! Yup, the merger between Activision, publisher of Call of Duty 4, and Vivendi Games, which owns World of Warcraft and Diablo creator Blizzard, has been approved by both companies’ shareholders. As you know, the new publisher will be called Activision Blizzard, and will be great. The move should be finalized by tomorrow. Read More

  • 2007 was multiplayer gaming's year: End of the single-payer era?

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    Flickr’d Hardcore gamers could see the favorite pastime dramatically changed given last year’s sales numbers. All of the top selling games in 2007 were multiplayer ones: Rock Band, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, etc. Given than, the New York Times hints at a possible trend: why should publishers, and the developers that work for them, go to the… Read More

  • Microsoft blames server strain, lack of staff for Xbox Live downtime

    [photopress:cod4xbl.jpg,full,center] Xbox Live’s downtime around Christmas was due to server strain, with an unexpectedly large number of people (10 million) trying to sign up and play online. Microsoft simply wasn’t prepared for that number of people using the Live servers, hence its shoddy performance, and subsequent free Live Arcade game. Microsot also says that, when the… Read More

  • Rumor: Call of Duty 5 takes place in…

    Rumors are trickling in about Treyarch’s next installment to the Call of Duty series will jump back to WWII, but it will set place somewhere in the Pacific. I don’t quite remember the happenings of the Pacific during WWII, but I’m sure whatever Treyarch has in mind will be off the charts. Well, at least I hope it is. COD 4 is pretty badass as well as previous versions so… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Call of Duty 4 for Xbox 360, $39.99

    Circuit City has the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for $39.99, in-store only. That, my friends, is a good deal. I’ve played the PC version and it’s a pretty cool game. I wouldn’t twice about buying it for $20 less than its normal price. Might make a good gift for that special someone in your life. Or you, maybe just buy it for yourself. Call of Duty… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Call of Duty 3 for Wii, $29.99 shipped

    Amazon.com has the Nintendo Wii version of Call of Duty 3 for just under $30, which includes free shipping. As a Wii owner and FPS enthusiast, I can tell you that this game is the least disappointing of the first person shooters that I’ve tried and one of the least disappointing games I’ve played on the Wii. It’s a fun, albeit short romp through the battlefields of World War… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Call of Duty 4 PC version for $39.99

    I was flipping through the Sunday circulars today and happened across this little gem from Circuit City. This is a pretty cool game and if you’re already a fan of the Call of Duty series, it’d make a good addition to your collection. Circuit City has it for just under $40, which is $10 less than most other places. If you haven’t played it yet or aren’t familiar with… Read More

  • Call of Duty 4 is a hit

    To say the least, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is different than any of the previous installments in the series. It doesn’t take place during a World War, the story doesn’t necessary tell a good vs. evil tale and most of the fire fights take place in the Middle East. So, does COD4 standout in the world of FPS giants like BioShock and Halo? Yes, it does. The game received a… Read More

  • Call of Duty Goes Mobile

    One of the biggest World War II shooter franchises will soon be reporting for duty on your handset, as Activision and Glu Mobile has announced a partnership to develop an upcoming Call of Duty title for mobile phones. The series, which is known for it cinematic styled take on the Second World War, has been popular on the PC and console systems including the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be… Read More