A Call of Duty release is always a monumental event in gaming, and this one is no different. Lately, the questions have been ‘When will Call of Duty sputter out?’ ‘Is this one the last hurrah?’. This one looked like the next leap forward for the series, in both gameplay and aesthetics. Let’s get on with answering those questions and finding out if this is indeed a step forward for Activision.
On this week’s show we talk about EA suing Zynga, Guillermo del Toro, the new BLOPS2 trailer & more. Not only that but Wildmatt, Kurbzz and JokerZ give you their thoughts on The Walking Dead Episode 1 & 2, supposedly it’s awesome.
This week’s show was a short one, not alot to discuss, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun. We had great times talking about Seth Killian is back in the game, July 4th Assassin’s Creed’s style, Call of Duty Online, the closure of Radical Entertainment, Sony buys Gaikai & more!
Fresh Air is Over-Rated’s take on Modern Warfare 3 for PS3. This originally aired on episode #109 on December 7th, 2011.
Wildmatt and Kurbzz tackles the jam-packed week of video game news! We touched upon Diablo 3, TERA, free-to-play shooters, Nintendo, the Wii U, Adam Sessler, NBA Baller Beats, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, God Of War multiplayer, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Black Ops 2 and way, way more! I told you we talked about anything and everything.
Rockstar Games revealed today that Max Payne 3 will be on store shelves in March 2012. The 2 screen shots released look pretty good, it remains to be seen if this will top the gameplay and atmosphere of the first game though.
A couple of trailers got released that caught my eye today. First off, Ragnarok Odyssey got announced (sorta) yesterday and now we have footage. It looks a little Monster Hunter in nature, you’ll be able to play 4 players on the PSVita, I’m interested! Than we saw footage for the Persona 4 fighting game entitled The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. As an Arc System Works, it of course looks gorgeous, however I’ve never personally been into them.
Timofiend posted an in-depth walk-through of his PS3/360 PC mod. Yes, he put a PS3 and 360 in 1 PC case. If you’re bold enough to try it out yourself, he pretty much details it step-by-step. Very interesting, it even boots both at the same time!
The iOS football based game Backbreaker just got an NFL license. The game is called NFL Rivals and costs $2.99, $2 more than regular Backbreaker. It’s interesting because these guys made a football game that rivaled Madden and was even on the consoles as a downloadable game. I doubt this new one would come to the consoles as EA has the exclusive rights to NFL games on consoles. Although it’s fascinating to see what’s going on in the world of football video games.
From Dust is coming to the PlayStation 3 on September 27th for $14.99. The PC game was met with alot of criticism for being a poor porting job from the 360 and also having the terrible Ubisoft DRM, that requires an internet connection at all times, even if Ubi said it wouldn’t.
Uncharted 3 just started it’s television advertisements today, you can go check it out on YouTube here.
In more Max Payne news, Rockstar revealed they plan to bring the classic game to mobiles. “Available for the first time on mobile, Max Payne will have connectivity to the Rockstar Games Social Club and boast the same features as its PC counterparts,” reads the announcement, “including HD graphics and high-resolution textures that take advantage of the latest mobile technologies, including incredibly customizable controls and support for wired controllers.” We’re still not sure what systems they mean, but maybe it’s a safe assumption that this means the iOS devices.
Modernwarfare3.com got seized by Activision today. They filled an ICANN request to take ownership from Anthony Abraham, and they had to prove the site was identical to, or similar enough to cause confusion with, one of its trademarks; that the domain name was registered and used in bad faith, and that Abraham had no rights or legitimate interests with respect to the domain. They did that and won the case. Congrats Activision? You’re legal powers beat 1 guy, yay!
Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS is currently at Valve recording for her famous Portal role. I guess this means more Portal-something is on the way, whether that’s DLC or a new game, remains to be seen.
Euclideon CEO, Bruce Dell has commented on the claims that their infinite detail engine is fake. He pretty much had to say that the engine is a work-in-progress and it isn’t a hoax. You can read about it at Kotaku Australia.
Borderlands 2 got officially revealed today via next month’s Game Informer cover. The sequel is scheduled to be released between April 2012 and spring 2013.
The 3DS is having even more problems, Nintendo has suggested that owners of their portable, place a peice of cloth between the 2 screens, when it’s closed. Why? Well turns out the 2 screens touch each other (news to me), and causes scratches on the top screen. Not content with that option, some users have pulled the rubber feet off their 360, and placed them on the top corners of the system… Curing the dumb hardware flaw.
Activision has confirmed today that the Wii will indeed be getting a version of Modern Warfare 3. It’ll be released before the end of the year. They’ve also announced the new DLC for Black Ops entitled Rezurrection. If you’re planning to attend Call of Duty Con, you will receive a voucher for a free copy of Modern Warfare 3: Hardened Edition. No details on what this edition will include, knowing that, the $140 price tag for the Con doesn’t seem that bad now.