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I am an iPhone software developer.

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Hupit Gaming

July 22, 2010 | | 4 Comments

The game I play the most when not getting together with friends in person is MW2. I’m not a great player by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoy getting into a game and trying for the objective. (If … Read More

PSN Video Store in Canada – My Impressions

July 6, 2010 | | 4 Comments

Wait for it… Wait for it… And when you’re done waiting, wait a little more. That’s what it’s been for a long time now, as PS3 owners in Canada watched in envy as the Official PlayStation Blog put up their … Read More

Infinity Ward Planning at Least One More DLC

March 25, 2010 | | 2 Comments

Two interesting notes, really, about the DLC for MW2 that come out of this interview with Rob Bowling of Infinity Ward.

One, IW is sticking to the misplaced idea that the map pack is properly priced. As an employee, Mr. … Read More

MW2 DLC Way Way Way Overpriced

March 15, 2010 | | 10 Comments

I actually listened to a Major Nelson podcast today. Actually, a small part of one. It was the part where Major Nelson talks to FourZeroTwo from Infinity Ward (a.k.a. Robert Bowling). I learned even more about the five maps in … Read More

Has Call of Duty Reached its Zenith?

March 5, 2010 | | 8 Comments

Fired Infinity Ward Execs sue Activision

Nobody ever heard of the original Call of Duty. Sure, it was a game and people played it, but it wasn’t anything special. Call of Duty 2, on the other hand, really stole some of the spotlight. It was a smash hit on the 360, and I played it a LOT on the PC. Call of Duty 3 was a game I purchased for the PS3, but Treyarch’s first effort in the Call of Duty franchise left a lot to be desired. (They say they had very little time to prepare, which is fine.)

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare sold 1.3 million copies (right?), despite the fact that Activision didn’t even want Infinity Ward to modernize the franchise. The covers were blown off, and the Call of Duty franchise really came into its own as a popular hit and as a money tree for the ever-hungry Activision. Then Call of Duty: World at War was Treyarch’s attempt at putting themselves on the same footing as Infinity Ward. But the lackluster single player campaign, the nothing-new multiplayer, and the stupid addition of zombies just to score some nonsensical points clearly showed that Infinity Ward wears the pants in the Activision family.

Finally Modern Warfare 2 arrived last fall and it’s already sold more copies than the original Modern Warfare. Even with its faults, the game is a ton of fun, and sales certainly reflect that. Infinity Ward has hit it out of the ballpark – heck, out of the county – with this game. I play it several times a week, and several of my friends do too. I’ve never been able to talk about a single game with so many different friends before. Some play it on PC’s, some on 360’s, and the lucky ones can play it on the PS3 with me. 🙂 Everyone has a copy of this fun game.

But I think the joyride is over.
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Canadian PSN Video Store This Year?

January 27, 2010 | | 16 Comments

As a long-time Canadian (never anything else) and a long-time PS3 owner (since launch day), I’ve been waiting a long time for a decent online video rental service. Americans have a plethora of choices, most of which don’t work here. … Read More

PS3 Firmware 3.15 Update

December 8, 2009 | | 7 Comments

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any of the features that I requested are in this update, but it does have these two cool features. It is also rumoured that this patch will fix the problem that some people are having … Read More

December ’09 PS3 Firmware Wishes

December 3, 2009 | | 14 Comments

Every once in a while I like to ruminate about how I would like the PS3 to evolve. Sony keeps updating the PS3’s firmware both with features I welcome (like in-game XMB) and features I don’t care about (like the … Read More