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Modern Warfare 2 at an offer price by GoGamer

February 26th, 2010

call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2GoGamer goes further in madness in terms of sale. It now offers best deal for several video and PC games along with coupon code “SHIPFREE25″ at checkout to bag free shipping.

This offer of the GoGamer has put many titles at the lowest ever prices that anyone ever found. The two notable deals of GoGamer madness sale are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for PlayStation 3 (pictured) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition for Xbox 360. The first one is available at for $39.90 and the latter for $42.90 only.

There are some other titles also available at low prices. Those are as below:

* Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. for PC for $6.90
* Razer Goliathus Standard Speed Surface Mat for $7.90
* Razer Copperhead Mouse in Green or Red for $34.90
* Mass Effect 2 for Xbox 360 for $44.90
* shop the entire GoGamer.com Madness Sale

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MW2 server failed to communicate on Xbox Live

February 18th, 2010

A bad experience for all the fans of Modern Warfare 2 happened two days before. The game was stopped. The server seized to respond. All the Xbox Live users were not able to figure out how to bring the servers back. For few hours the game was off. There was no communication with the servers of Xbox Live.
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The Microsoft technicians tired their level best to fix up the problem for the ongoing Xbox Live outage. They did their best to get over the interruption to the earliest.

The Twitter, the facebook, the digg and every where on internet the news was flooded saying ‘Modern Warfare 2 servers down’, ‘Modern Warfare 2 game not working’, ‘Microsoft Modern Warfare 2 problem’ and many more headlines on newspapers.

Well, whatever be the headlines or whatever be the problem at the Microsoft end, it is not healthy for the best seller of 2009. The developer should take care of all these so that it is not repeated in future.

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Exclusive Modern Warfare 2 DLC coming on Xbox 360 this Spring

February 13th, 2010

Microsoft made an interesting announcement in San Francisco while re-launching the X series of events for Xbox 360 home gaming platform. The software giant said that it is partnering up with Infinity Ward and also with Activision Blizzard to deliver Modern Warfare 2′s exclusive piece of downloadable content during spring.
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However, the company refused quote any clear date. This means that the work is still ongoing on the DLC and any further details will be delivered in a few months.

It seems that Microsoft is having a long run strategy of securing and and also delivering exclusive DLC for high profile cross platform releases such as the Modern Warfare 2 and GTA IV.

The spring bouquet will probably be consisting new maps for the multiplayer component. This is in fact the most enduring element of the experience as time passes by. It may also be for a fresh game mode.

Gamers who have purchased MW2 on PS3 or on the PC may also be getting the exclusive content after a few months. The same happened earlier with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony that were initially made exclusive to the Xbox 360, but now both are available cross platform.

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Over 12 million copies sold, but without profit for Activision Blizzard

February 11th, 2010

After the record-setting popularity of Modern Warfare 2, Activision Blizzard now posts a better-than-expected results on Wednesday saying that it but still couldn’t manage a profit.
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Modern Warfare 2 though has sold over 12 million copies, but the loss of the company grew to $286 million in 2009′s last three months due to accounting changes and also because of a hefty reduction of music games value such as Guitar Hero and some other titles for the Wii console of Nintendo.

Bobby Kotick, the CEO of the company said, “Last year was a really tough year in the category. The casual consumer in an economy like this one is going to be very cautious about where they spend their dollars.”

The shares of Activision rallied in after-hours trading after the company announced that it would be paying an annual stock dividend. The company even announced about a $1 billion stock buyback program. In the regular session, the shares of the company added 5 cents, to $10.10. Later on they rose to $10.55.

Kotick also added, “It shows you the strength and confidence we have.”

In the holiday quarter the sales were led by CoD and games like World of Warcraft in online. The monthly fees of it makes the company compared with other software games

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Video game sales saw a 7pc decline in the past year

February 8th, 2010

A report issued by an association of industry analysts noted that the revenues of the video games market slumped in 2009. The top three consumers of video games in the world, -UK, US and Japan- showed less interest in the purchasing. The sales faced highest slump in the UK i.e. 14pc.
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If it wasn’t for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by Activison, God knows how much these figures would have had fallen. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 proved to be the fastest selling game of all time, selling out 11.86 million in under a couple of months after its release in November, in the three economies.

The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track, and Enterbrain- the firms who had made the once a year Top Global Markets report reverberated the NPD’s 2009 report of the US markets. The NPD Report had pointed out that the sales for the industry fell in all sections, hardware, software and accessories dropped 8 percent from last year. Although, December got the best sales numbers, that NPD had ever seen in the industry.

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