Archive for June, 2010

New playlists exclude Killstreak and add party chat

June 28th, 2010

A pair of new playlists has been added to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by studio Infinity Ward. These new playlists have removed the killstreak rewards and add party chat.
New playlists excludes Killstreak and add party chat
The game options is yet to be released on PlayStation 3 and PC. Only Xbox Live players have been blessed.

July 6 is the possible date of its release alongside with the debut of Resurgence Pack DLC. Detailed information can be availed from the blog of Robert Bowling, the community manager of Infinity Ward.

The first playlist is named as Barebones Pro. This will be featuring Team Deathmatch and Free-For-All game types. The other one is Objective Barebones Pro that includes match types Domination, Demolition, Capture the Flag and Headquarters Pro. Up to eight and twelve players can play in both the lists.

Killstreak are the perks players that are receied after notching certain amount of kills in a row. The rewards are from a Predator missile strike or else from a helicopter attack to a nuke which immediately ends the game.

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Vocalist Shadows to play Modern Warfare 2 on July 1

June 25th, 2010

Avenged Sevenfold rock band’s vocalist M. Shadows will be visiting the Xbox Live and will play Gold Members in Modern Warfare 2.
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So, upgrade your Gold Member now if you are not yet and join the vocalist on July 1, 5.00 P.M. ET onwards.

Just you need to send a friend request to the below given gamertag and try to be online 30 minutes before the Game:

Avenged7x GwF

Want to hear sound of Avenged Sevenfold?

Check the music videos of the band that is available on Zune Marketplace on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox Live Game With Fame with Avenged Sevenfold

•Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010
•Time: 5PM – 7PM EST / 2PM – 4PM PST
•Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
•Gamertag: Avenged7x GwF (space between Avenged7x and GwF

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Modern Warfare 2 gets 2 new multiplayer playlists

June 22nd, 2010

Modern Warfare 2 gets two new multiplayer playlists. With these two playlists gamers can now play public matches without any killstreaks.
Modern Warfare 2 gets 2 new multiplayer playlists
The Barebones Pro consists of FFA and TDM and the Objective Barbones Pro consists of Domination, Demolition, HQ Pro, and Capture the Flag.

Only Xbox Live users are facilitated with this update, but soon the PlayStation 3 and PC users will also get the updates alongside the Resurgence Package DLC that is coming on July 6th.

In Barbones Pro 4 to 8 players can play where as in the Objective Barbones it is up to twelve players. .

Barebones Pro:

Play Team Deathmatch and Free-for-All. All Killstreak rewards are disabled.

Players: 4-8

*Xbox LIVE Party Chat allowed

Objective Barebones Pro:

Play Domination, Demolition, HQ Pro, and Capture the Flag. All Killstreaks rewards are disabled.

Players: 8-12

*Xbox LIVE Party Chat allowed.

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Modern Warfare 2 sales crosses 20 million mark

June 15th, 2010

One more milestone for Modern Warfare 2. Its sales crossed 20 million units worldwide. Speaking at the E3 investor conference, Thomas Tippl, CFO of Activision, said: “Modern Warfare 2 has sold more than 20m units against an install base of 55m on Xbox 360 and PS3.”
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20 million copies? Woah.

Now Modern Warfare 2 is very close to some of the best-selling games of all-time. Those are:

New Super Mario Bros – 22,490,000

Nintendogs – 23,260,000

Mario Kart Wii – 22,550,000

Wii Play – 27,380,000

Wii Fit – 22,610,000

Activision’s CEO Bobby Kotick said on the occasion that CoD franchise has “reached life-to-date revenues of $3bn.”

We also know that this Infinity Ward developed title had the biggest opening week of all time. Guinness Book of world Records labeled it as “The Most Successful Entertainment Launch of All Time.”

Let us wait and watch what Call of Duty: Black Ops does.

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Resurgence Pack coming on PS3 and PC

June 13th, 2010

Modern Warfare 2 fans may be happy to know that “Resurgence Pack” will be hitting the PS3 and PC on July 6th.
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The pack is price tagged at $15 and it adds five maps to the game. Those are as mentioned below:

Gamers will see an oil refinery site and it is the largest yet seen in MW2. The location is separated between two buildings and the design of it encourages a focus on rooftop sniping. It is even a window-to-window combat.

Trailer Park
This map is smaller than the Fuel one. The location is around a variety of motor homes and picnic tables. One will see numerous corridors and choke point in it.

The map is on abandoned fairgrounds. In it the rides and attractions are left to rust. Gamers will see here themed areas that range from futuristic to medieval. One can use castles and rocket ships type of landmarks to coordinate their efforts.

This map features a Mideast setting. It has some of the reasonably frantic urban combat.

This map is set in an abandoned Russian office complex. The popularity of this map peaked in the original Modern Warfare.