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Hardened and Prestige Edition may also be seen in Black Ops

July 29th, 2010

In 2009 Activision sparked sparked controversy when Modern Warfare 2 was launched. Many believed that the Collector’s Edition of MW2 was the most ridiculous one that has been ever seen for a video game.
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But, the Prestige Edition of the game sold out quickly which was priced at $150.

It is natural that consumers talk about their individual wallets. So, for Black Ops also Activision will be bringing back the Prestige Edition.

A leaked information was published on Elder-Geek.com and it indicates that it will feature regular, hardened and also prestige editions. Below are the SKU numbers:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition (PS3) – 047875840225
Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition (360) – 047875840218
Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (PS3) – 047875840249
Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (360) – 047875840232

The Hardened Edition of MW2 contained the game, an art book along with a token to download the CoD Classic. All these were packed in a slick-looking steel enclosure.

Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition had the aforementioned items along with a pair of night vision goggles. Well, nobody used the goggles though. So, Activision may include something useful this time such as a Zippo lighter or Hello Kitty umbrella.

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Gun attachment for MW2

July 28th, 2010

We are well aware of the gun attachments that are available in the market for Wii, for the upcoming PlayStation Move motion controller and few more paid or free war games. Now, it is also being discussed about the shooter game Modern Warfare 2.

The company is on the way of offering to gamers a gun controller that is juat a replica of the functionality of the regular DualShock PS3 controller.

Well, it is of course a neat way to play Modern Warfare 2, but without any real aiming and shooting in fact in it beyond the use of the thumbsticks.

Not to forget that plastic guitars can take off for music games so why not the same can happen with plastic automatic weapons.

The attachment will cost $65 and it runs on two AA batteries, making shooting noises.

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Modern Warfare 2 video most viewed on YouTube

July 26th, 2010

The data released for the week ending July 22 reveals that video of Modern Warfare 2 has topped YouTube in the video games category.

Modern Warfare 2 secret old lady WTF!!! has been viewed 1,545,649 times on YouTube. Below is the video:

Surprisingly, it was also discovered that another video of Modern Warfare 2 ranks 4th in the top ten most viewed on YouTube from the gaming industry for the week ending July 22. It was Modern Warfare 2: OpTic Nation’s Top 5 kills.

It was viewd 311,398 times. Here is the video of it:

Below is the complete list for the week ending July 22:

1) Modern Warfare 2 secret old lady WTF!!! – 1,545,649 total views
2) Skydiving Out My Front Door- 428,484 total views
3) HD Starcraft 2 IdrA v Masq – 371,636 total views
4) Modern Warfare 2: OpTic Nation’s Top 5 Kills – 311,398 total views
5) Duck Hunt Behind-the-Scenes – 472,736 total views
6) TheLittleOne vs WhiteRa – 289,413 total views
7) HD Starcraft 2 Dimaga v Painuser – 300,427 total views
Crazy Craft Walkthrough – Levels 1-13 – 298,533 total views
9) Alien Swarm – 281,861 total views
10) Bleep Bloop: Hotel Room – 246,785 total views

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PSN busy with Resurgence map pack this week

July 15th, 2010

On the PlayStation Network it was another busy week. It was mainly due to the prominent digital release of $15 Resurgence map pack of Modern Warfare 2. This map pack was released on the Xbox Live a month ago. It features 5 maps. Three of the maps are brand new and the remaining two are the recycled one from the original Modern Warfare.

The maps are Fuel, Trailer Park, Carnival, Strike and Vacant. The details of each are as given below:

Fuel
It is an oil refinery site and also the largest in Modern Warfare 2 till date.

Trailer Park
It is just like the Fuel map, located around a variety of motor homes and picnic tables.

Carnival
It 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.

Strike
It features Mideast setting and contains some of the reasonably frantic urban combat.

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

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Black Ops pre-orders beating Modern Warfare 2′s

July 13th, 2010

In the history of gaming industry Modern Warfare 2 was one of the most pre-ordered games. According to statistics claimed by various online retailers, more than 150 people pre-ordered MW2 every minute.

The recent news from Treyarch is more exciting. It confirms that Activision’s latest Call of Duty title named Call of Duty: Black Ops is beating Modern Warfare 2 in matters of pre-orders.

Evan Wilson, analyst of Pacific Crest Securities, said that sources within the retail has confirmed that CoD: Black Ops is beating MW2 in terms of pre-orders, even though the release of the game is months away.

He also added that the pre-order of Black Ops may reach 12 million units. The previous estimat was 10 million.

It is good that Black Ops does good pre-orders because analyst believes that due to various reasons this game won’t beat MW2 in terms of sales. The reason behind this is “Competition, weaker marketing, and the Infinity Ward situation.”

Anyway, it is sure that Call of Duty: Black Ops would beat the largest entertainment launch in history says analyst.

Well, let us wait till November 9th to know all these claims.

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