Category: Call of Duty

Info on the Call of Duty franchise from both Treyarch and Infinity Ward.

Call of Duty Ghots Onslaught, New Maps Video

I know there are millions of you out there waiting on the new add-on content for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Well it’s here and it’s here first for Xbox.  You can take a look at the new maps it has in the video below.  If you’re playing Ghosts, let me know.  Onslaught comes with 4 new maps, 2 new weapons and an extra chapter for Extinction Mode.  Yummy right?

Call of Duty Ghosts $40 this week on Xbox 360

Attention Xbox 360 owners (which should be just about all of you).  Microsoft just put Call of Duty Ghosts on sale for $40 this week.  It’s a steal for one of the top first person shooters of 2013.  It’s not my bag of tea but I know there are legions of Call of Duty fans out there.  If you haven’t picked up Ghosts yet, here’s your chance.

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Ghosts isn’t the only title on sale this week.  Xbox One owners can get Powerstar Golf for a bit cheaper.  It’ll be $14.99 at checkout.  Xbox 360 owners also have Dark Souls, The Witcher 2 and others to choose from at a discount.

Call of Duty: Ghosts current gen vs next gen visual comparison

I have a definite bias towards a game that looks the part.  I am what many call a “graphics whore”.  I don’t deny that.  The leap from this current generation to the next generation of consoles has worried me.  I didn’t know if it was really worth the investment because of the leap in visual quality that we could expect.  Well, my friends at IGN have a pretty cool video comparison up.

Check it out.

Episode 106 Who cares about Ghosts at 720p and is Killzone worth it

Word on the street is that the Xbox One version of Call of Duty Ghosts will be 720p and not 1080p native like the PS4 version. Does anyone care? You will have to find out by listening to the show!  We had a very heated debate on the subject of Call of Duty in general.  One of my good friends from Gamertag Radio, Parris, dropped in again to give his thoughts.  You do not want to miss Deacon and his rant about Call of Duty versus Battlefield 4.

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Buy the Xbox 360 version of Ghosts, get the Xbox One version for $10

Activision is the first publisher to come out with details of its game upgrade program.  For a limited time, those of you who purchase the Xbox 360 (or PS3) version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, you’ll be able to get the Xbox One/PS4 version for only $10 more.  That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.  Retail chains like Amazon and GameStop are expected to honor this deal.

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I hope other publishers follow suit.  Activision is for once doing something for gamers that isn’t about their pockets.

 

Activision calls BS to threats from gaming community

In a recent blog from Activision’s community manager Dan Amrich, he expresses his view of the treatment of game developers that stemmed from a recent backlash of a patch that was updated on the Treyarch’s Call of Duty Black Ops II video game.

The update, made by Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar, reduces the damage  and speed of certain weapons. Vonderhaar has been hit with violent threats and other negative comments by the gaming community since the update. In other words, gamers were really pissed. Dan Amrich came to Vonderhaar’s defense saying,

One of [Vonderhaar]’s many responsibilities is to keep the game as balanced as possible, yet when he does make these changes, he often gets told he should die in a fire or kill himself or is a horrible person. If anyone thinks for a second that this is okay, it is not. But if the loudest voices in the Call of Duty ‘community’ act like an angry mob instead, guess how the entire world views Call of Duty?. Now consider that these Internet Tough Guy rants and demands are not unique to COD, but exist everywhere, in many gaming communities. This is why the world often does not take gaming seriously; this is why gamers are assumed to be immature, whiny assh***s. Because the immature, whiny assh***s are louder.”

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Amrich closes his comments by saying,  “If you enjoy your games have a little respect for the people who make them – and stop threatening them with bodily harm every time they do their job.”

I enjoy gaming as a hobby but to wish death or harm to someone over a video game is hitting below the belt. While I do enjoy playing Black Ops II, it’s the ignorant people online that make me mute my mic completely so I don’t have to be exposed to all the negativity.

What say you? Do you think think gamers have a right to complain about changes to their favorite titles?