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Modern Warfare 2 at a sub-HD

July 29th, 2009

Latest news comes from sources that Modern Warfare 2 will be supporting 600p resolution as the previous game of the sequence did. With this news it seems that the developer Infinity Ward has decided to choose a resolution of sub-HD.

In other words we can say that Infinity Ward has made the compromise of lower resolution that is of course in favor of a higher frame rate and more detail. In fact Modern Warfare 2 actually runs in the relatively low resolution of 1024 x 600. Oh yes, the console will actually upscale this to whatever display resolution gamers choose. PC users will be able to render the game at decent resolutions.

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If Modern Warfare 2 was to run in HD then it would require the developer to add 307,200 pixels to the game.

In short, it seems that there is no real 720p or 1080p rendering Modern Warfare 2.

So, what you all say? Should the developer tried for higher resolution? Please share your technical knowledge about why Infinity Ward restricted the game below HD resolution.

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First Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer footage shows Killstreak Loadout

July 28th, 2009

The first footage showing off multiplayer component has been unveiled by Infinity Ward. One of the main feature that has been highlighted in it is the customizable killstreaks. It also rewards players earn for killing opponents consecutively in a set numbers. Through the video it is also showed the ability to command an AC-130 gunship.

Well, according to the video, few fresh point bonuses can also be earned during a match, such as Buzzkill (stopping an opponent’s killstreak) and Stuck! (sticking explosive Semtex on an opponent).

Gamers will like the game. It looks spectacular in the footage. One can also find through the footage that flower pots and dirt fly in the air are there much like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. In fact the pace feels chaotic.

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Gamers want to go against Activision

July 26th, 2009

It is not the war of prices. It is the war of affordability. After the decision of Activision to raise the price of MW2 to £54.99 in the UK market, the angered gamers there are venting spleen and sharing one common sentiment. They have decided not to bend down.

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The story of price hike has been flooded over the internet. It is being felt across it. Recently TotalGamingNetwork researched that 68% of its PC using readership is planning not to support the publishers. Even forums are flooded with movement against Modern Warfare 2.

Whatever be the case in Britain. It is very doubtful that any official boycott will make any impact on the sales of Modern Warfare 2 that is significant.

To be very honest, Activision is doing some disgusting act by price hike. People, who are boycotting the game, hope that MW2 meets with as little success as possible in the UK market. Well, I think no boycott can ever decide the fate of the game. It is totally in the hands of the mainstream gaming audience.

Give your thought.

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Why Modern Warfare 2 cost so much

July 25th, 2009

The retail price of Modern Warfare 2 as £54.99 is in fact five pounds more than most new video game releases. And it is sure that other publishers are likely to follow the suit of Activision. What can be the reason for this high price.

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Publishers say that the exchange rates between the Euro and the pound are in fact making it difficult for them to show an acceptable operating margin in the UK market. However, there are many companies such as airline ticket sales, http://www.casino.com/, and retail sites which can operate in different countries and markets with no significant markup. They also defend themselves by saying that the development costs for next gen software has rose at a time when the take-up on these machines is slower than expected. They even say further that as a result of this the opportunity to sell more units is limited.
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All these have drawn a furious response from consumers as well as from the retailers. Comment also comes in news that the price hike would be temporary – at least for the larger chain stores.

Well, whatever be the case, the ultimate consumers will never consider that Activision is justified in setting its own higher prices.

Readers of this website and fans of Modern Warfare 2 is requested to quote some reasonable prices at which they would like to have this game and let the people from Activision give a second thought on the price.

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Branded controller for Modern Warfare 2

July 23rd, 2009

Do you require any controller for your favorite Modern Warfare 2. If yes then here is a good news for you all. It has been recently reported that Infinity Ward is helping in designing a branded controller that will coincide the release of Modern Warfare 2.

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It is good that there are going to be released peripherals with the game such as controller. It is in fact nice to hear that peripherals will be made exclusively for playing with specific games.

The big question arises here whether gamers really require a branded controller when there is a fact that there is nothing special about it at all.

Well! let’s see how many of you supports for it. There is also a fact that many fans of Modern Warfare 2 did not support the night goggles offer at all.

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Prestige Edition on top 10 sales chart

July 20th, 2009

This weekend Modern Warfare 2 gained prestige. It ranked in the top 10 on Amazon.com.

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The sales for Modern Warfare 2:Prestige Edition this weekend for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 ranked in the top ten sales at Amazon.com. It held a 133 percent increase in sales on Saturday and on Sunday the game ranked eighth.

Amazon.com started taking orders of Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition this week and it is also offering a $10 video game credit with the advanced purchase of any of the Modern Warfare 2 SKU.

Those who have not yet grabbed the game yet, get it from Amazon at $149.99. With the Prestige Edition you will get fully-functional Night Vision Goggles that allows sight in absolute darkness up to 50 feet in black & white or night vision green.

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Prestige Edition sold like hot cakes

July 19th, 2009

Today it seems that Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition has completely sold out in the UK market.

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This limited edition SKU was made available for a pre-order a day before exclusively at the HMV.com and it is now unavailable to order. Now there is a notice that states the title has since been “deleted”.

Anyway, the Standard and Hardened Editions of MW2 are still available to pre-order.

Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition is the most limited edition and it contains some catchy additional products with it. Even though the price tag was hefty but it was sold like hot cakes.

God knows whether further stock of the Prestige Edition will be available in the future or not. But yes, we will surely check in with HMV and Activision on next day

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Cool offer from Amazon.com

July 18th, 2009

There is a good offer from Amazon.com for Modern Warfare 2. This week they are offering a free $10 video game credit with every advanced purchase of this game for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

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This mean that this week if someone pre-order MW2 then he or she will get $10 off on any future video game purchase.

So hurry up. The promotion is only available for a very limited time. Just one week.

Starting of this week Amazon has begun taking orders for Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition.

The inclusion on purchase of the game are:

• Fully-functional Night Vision Goggles which will allow sight in absolute darkness up to 50 feet in black & white or night vision green.
• Call of Duty Classic full downloadable game
• Hardbound art book “Behind the Lines”
• Special-edition Steelbook case with custom artwork by Infinity Ward.

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Prestige Edition tagged $149.99

July 16th, 2009

The advanced orders of Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition has started and it has also heated up the Amazon retail.

The Prestige Xbox 360 SKU on this Thursday has held a sales increase of 750 and has ranked as the second best selling on Amazon Video Games division. Not only this, the PS3 version of the game has held a 264 percent of sales increase and has been ranked twelfth this week.

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The Prestige Edition of the much awaited MW2 game also contains fully-functional Night Vision Goggles, as it has been also reported earlier. This goggles allows a sight in absolute darkness up to fifty feet either in black and white or else night vision green.

Added to this the SKU also includes the MW2 game, CoD Classic full downloadable game, Hardbound art book “Behind the Lines”, and also a special-edition Steelbook case which contains a custom artwork by the Infinity Ward.

The price sale of Modern Warfare 2 is $149.99.

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MW2 unboxed by Robert Bowling on video

July 14th, 2009

It is high time to bid adieu to the cat helmets, sound tracks, art books and also to behind the scenes DVDs. These stuffs no more acts as the bar for collector’s editions of games. Modern Warfare 2 has set something new. A new baseline with their Prestigious Edition.

What will be there in the box of MW2?

It will have an art book, arcade code and also some limited edition packaging. The packaging will have real working night vision goggles that you can use in spying on your neighbors or if not then you may also keep neighborhood watch for terrorists.

Robert Bowling, the Community Manager of Infinity Ward, also called as FourZero Two, unboxed the full set of in a video. From the video it seems that it looks quality. It also seemed that it is one of the most expensive gaming box sets in the history of gaming industry.

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