Archive for category Call of Duty Series
PlayStation 3 gamers will have to wait a tad bit longer before they can give Activision’s latest scheme a test run. The company’s social media manager, Dan Amrich, has confirmed that the Call of Duty Elite PS3 beta will kick off sometime later this summer. The 360 version has already launched, and invites were sent out the 14th of July.
PC gamers, in any case, won’t even be given a chance to get in the beta. Activision has conspicuously decided to limit it to gaming consoles only.
“While PC was an option during sign-ups, the FAQ now says, ‘Currently, we do not plan to launch a version of the beta for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops’. I know that’s disappointing (I’m bummed, I think my PC stats might be higher than the others, actually) but I suppose it’s better than biting off more than you can chew for the beta.”
Activision describes the Call of Duty Elite service as an “innovative new digital community platform, built expressly for the 30-million strong Call of Duty fanbase”.
I say, it’s just another magic trick the selfish corporate giant is trying to make a quick buck off of. Just my opinion, though. What’s your take on the whole COD:Elite spiel?
I received this in my email from game stop directly.
A tweet from the official Bulletstorm twitter page reads:
“There’s no stopping this train! Bulletstorm has gone gold for PS3, Xbox 360 & PC. Get ready to jump on board next month.”
This fun game will be hitting stores on Feb 22.
In the mean time, they have released a Free FPS called Duty Calls, a parody of Call of Duty, for the PC. You can find it at http://www.thedutycalls.com.
Infinity Ward just finished a security meeting that entails the hacks displayed on the PS3 version of games for both hacked and non-hacked consoles. Here is what FourZeroTwo had to say:
I just left a security meeting with the coders here at Infinity Ward where we discussed a lot of solutions. I feel good about the meeting, but of course I can’t go into detail on the possible solutions we discussed as we don’t want to give out any information that could potentially hinder the security any further.
Once I have more information, I will post it here.
The key factor I want you to know is, that while any update takes time, we are looking to make the process as quick as possible and nothing is being left unattended.
Our main focus right now is on:
1) Preventing hackers from affecting legitimate players.
2) Addressing users who have already been affected.
He also stated that some of the problems need to be reported to Sony as well, so if you see someone hacking their way to victory, be sure to report them to Sony using this link.
After the March firings at Infinity Ward by its owner Activision, then the rash of people leaving the company, it seems that Activision is rebuilding the shattered company. But honestly, with the “disposable income” of Activision-Blizzard, that is not hard to do. I’m sure there is plenty of new talent that would give an arm and a leg to work for Infinity Ward.
Activision’s owner made a statement to the Financial Times stating that they had reconstructed Infinity ward and were pleased with how they did it. After reading a few articles and statements from the gaming giant, it seems there was some bad blood between the old team of Infinity Ward and Activision.