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Title: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on November 27, 2009, 06:49:02 AM
So after all the waiting, anticipation and build-up, Modern Warfare 2 has finally been released.
Some of you will have poured most of your time into multiplayer, others will have already cracked open the achievement for clocking the campaign on Veteran.

But what we're betting most of you haven't yet done is thought ahead. How can Infinity Ward go one better next time? What will the inevitable Modern Warfare 3 bring to the table?

Longer Campaign

It's a short campaign. While some have shown a surprising willingness to forgive the brevity of the single player outing - we're sure the internet gets its knickers in a twist over far smaller crimes - it's still something that can be addressed. We wouldn't sacrifice the intensity, pace or action of the current Modern Warfare 2 campaign for something longer but because we're greedy, we're going to ask for Modern Warfare 3 to keep these elements and be longer.

Stronger Story

One of the most common criticisms of Modern Warfare 2 is that no-one really understood the story. Why did Russia invade the US? Why did Price fire a nuke at the US? Why was Allen chosen as the undercover agent? We've got the Modern Warfare 2 plot explained to a certain extent but still, that shouldn't be Infinity Ward's job, not ours.

Scale Special Ops Difficulty

Special Ops is a brilliant mode with a fairly big flaw. The difficulty doesn't scale. So while it's nigh-on impossible to earn all the stars by yourself, it becomes far easier with another player in tow as the challenge doesn't increase to account for the second gun.

New Characters

It's great seeing Soap and Price again, while Ghost might as well have been Gaz... but how about some new faces too? It seems unlikely that Infinity Ward is going to stray too far from the current crew, given the way Modern Warfare 2 ends, but we'd still like someone else to root for.

Party Chat

Obvious, maybe, but it needs to be put back in. We get why Infinity Ward made the decision to remove party chat from some game modes such as Search & Destroy. Dead players can't then use the camera to spot guys on the other team and relay where they are to remaining members. Even so, removing party chat from others like Team Deathmatch, especially when Ground War Team Deathmatch doesn't disable it, is a strange decision. And why not just disable the camera after someone dies in Search & Destroy? Have a scoreboard against a blurred background?

Multiplayer Vehicles

It might work, it might not, and it would push the Modern Warfare series into new territory. Call of Duty 3 tried it and the jury is still out on whether it was a success. Still, it's something that could be experimented with in one-off multiplayer modes though. Players now control gunships and attack choppers, so why not have them pilot said vehicles too? Choppers, tanks, hummers and patrol boats made Battlefield fun, so it would be interesting to see how they changed up Modern Warfare's multiplayer.

Horde Mode

Besides promotional campaigns on Facebook and unboxing videos, the other current trend in gaming is for some sort of horde mode. We've seen it in Gears of War 2 (Horde), Halo 3: ODST (Firefight), Left 4 Dead 2 (Survival) and even Call of Duty: World at War (Nazi Zombies). So shouldn't Modern Warfare 3 have its own equivalent?

Other Suggestions

Controllable UAV in single player, destructible buildings, better Special Editions, more than one Claymore in MP, avatar unlocks, dogs, 3D maps of the level.
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: Failed on November 27, 2009, 07:43:55 AM
I havn't even played enough of MW2 yet. I'd like to see some sort of Horde mode though.
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: sambo on November 27, 2009, 07:47:49 AM
What I would most like is online achievments.
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: reaper79666 on November 27, 2009, 07:51:18 AM
i would like some more chance to drive or even maybe fly like halo 3.
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 27, 2009, 01:46:20 PM
What I would most like is online achievments.

i agree completely, for me every game with online multiplayer should have them.

Longer story would be nice too
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: AchyHippo on November 28, 2009, 12:56:44 AM
No online achievements, the reason the doesn't have them is because IW knows everyone would try to boost them, it happens with every multi game, putting them in would be a bad idea.

Scaling the difficulty to special ops makes no sense, its insanely hard on veteran and you wanna make it harder?

As for MW3 its simple, remove all the stupid perks, don't lock playlists because of low ranks, don't lock rewards because of rank, make the game balanced and not have the spawns be sh*t.

Not that I care that much, MW1 and 2 where garbage, 3 will be no different.
Title: Re: Modern Warfare 3: What's Next?
Post by: Failed on November 28, 2009, 06:38:45 AM
Perhaps they could have had 0G achieves like CoD5. Just for levelling, but they know people will play the MP anyway without the need for achieves. Other online games put achieves in their MP just to get people to play it.
Title: Why Bungie should make Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 14, 2010, 06:45:17 AM
Ryan King says Activision should do all it can to tempt Halo studio over to key IP...

So Bungie signed a deal with Activision, which will see the publisher holding exclusive rights to the studio's new IP for the next ten years.

The Halo developer has told CVG that it has no interest in helping out on the Call Of Duty series while it beavers away on this nascent "action universe".

But Infinity Ward are shedding staff like nobody's business - and the MW franchise is 'damaged', according to rival EA. Who better to save the Modern Warfare series from oblivion than the most celebrated FPS developer in the world?

Bungie and Activision are bosom buddies - and it's not as if the publisher doesn't have the money and power to (a) Increase Bungie's headcount so it can work on two projects and (b) Change the Washington-based firm's mentality of concentrating solely on one IP.

There are plenty of reasons it makes sense...

Modern Warfare Series Is Becoming Stale

Not just the Modern Warfare series, which is only two games old, but Call of Duty is a series that finds itself in danger of wearing out its welcome. Infinity Ward's take on Call of Duty this generation has seen the releases of Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It's fair to say that while the locations have changed and multiplayer has evolved, the basic gameplay hasn't really been nudged forward.

This explains why Modern Warfare 2 was left vulnerable to a backlash. When major characters died, we didn't care because we had already seen the same trick in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. When set-pieces pulled down the world around us, the impact wasn't quite as powerful as Call of Duty 2, when we were first shown how dramatic scripted moments could be. In light of the been there, done that feeling punctuated the rest of the game, it arguably makes the infamous No Russian level feel like a shock tactic to shake things up rather than something deep and meaningful, barely making it feel like something to further advance the plot for most players.

The Infinity Ward studio isn't the same as it was before thanks to the mass exodus of staff but even so, asking the remaining heads to knock together and come up with yet another helping of Modern Warfare while making it feel fresh and invigorating... so wouldn't it make more sense to give it to someone new? Who will naturally come at it from a fresh angle and perspective? Which leads onto the next point...

Bungie Has New Ideas

Dual-wielding, jetpacks, items, ODST, the sword... Bungie doesn't just come up with new ideas but isn't afraid to implement them either. It's that pursuit of new ideas that hasn't just seen the Halo series hit dizzying heights of excellence but arguably helped drag Xbox Live up a few notches too, as developers looked to Bungie to riff on their online ideas.

Infinity Ward has shown it has ideas too but nothing that has managed to define the genre in the way Bungie did with its original two Halo games and certainly, nothing that has stuck in single player in the same way its multiplayer ideas have (levelling up, killstreak awards, unlocking icons and so on). Tied in with the fact that the Call of Duty series is in danger of going stale is the lack of new ideas at its core. Bungie wouldn't just have the ideas to address this problem but Bungie would also have the balls to try them out.

Proven Track Record

Some players weren't happy with the abrupt ending for Halo 2. Others weren't too pleased with ODST's changes. Regardless, these are minor grumblings from fans who have stuck with the Halo series for the long-haul, and it's little wonder. The quality has been consistently high and even though fans have had their minor gripes and groans, there's no game in the series that stands out as being weak.

This contrasts with the backlash that hit Modern Warfare 2, with fans complaining about everything from the game's length to its inflated price to its lack of innovation to its glitchy multiplayer. It's important that the sequel to Modern Warfare 2 brings the series back up to par, and what safer hands are there to trust it with than Bungie's?

Sci-fi Shooter Rumours

Back in June 2008, there were rumours that Call of Duty 6 would sport a sci-fi setting. Call of Duty 6 would go on to become Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which was about as sci-fi as Gears of War 2 was a rom-com.

But there's no smoke without a fire and it makes sense that at some point, Activision and Infinity Ward were considering nudging its series along the sci-fi path. Bungie made its name with Halo, a sci-fi FPS, so Bungie could be the studio to revive the abandoned sci-fi setting for Call of Duty. It would make sense for Bungie and it would give the Call of Duty series a fresh setting plus plenty of room for wild ideas. It might turn off some die-hard fans but then again, so might another war game loosely based on real-life conflicts. Stranger things have happened...

Who Doesn't Want It?

Well, it's Bungie and it's Call of Duty. Two of the biggest names in FPS gaming together. Is there anyone who wouldn't admit to at least being intrigued by the possibilities?
Title: Re: Why Bungie should make Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Astrex on May 14, 2010, 06:51:26 AM
I got to admit I am curious.... but Bungie do well on Halo which now is being worked by 343 studios to allow bungie to work on other projects... so they have the free time but it would be so stupid to see aliens in COD I mean COD is real life (almost) Halo we know is pure fiction, would be strange to see sci fi sh*t in it  ???
Title: Re: Why Bungie should make Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 14, 2010, 12:39:16 PM
Whatever Bungie has brewing right now is most likely going to consume all of their resources.  They may branch off in a few years into another franchise, but whatever "Universe" they're developing now with Activision pretty much guarantees they're not going to have time to work on Modern Warfare 3 ... unless Modern Warfare 3 has a 2015 release date.

Title: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 11, 2010, 05:53:32 AM
Call of Duty 8 - first (tiny) details revealed
Sledgehammer's game will use 'real military stories'

Sledgehammer Games is currently at work on Call Of Duty 8, which is due to arrive next year. And a Twitter post from a studio exec has teased the very first details of what we can expect.

Studio co-founder Glen Schofield has leaked that the next Call of Duty game will feature situations encountered by real military soldiers - or at least inspired by them.

"Working w/ military guys- their stories will blow you away. Names/locations will change but some situations going in the game- real stuff!" he Tweeted today.

(http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_235704_thumb300.jpg)

Sledgehammer Games is headed up by ex-Visceral Games employees Schofield and Michael Condrey, who left EA's Dead Space team to work on CoD titles for Activision.

And Schofield's CoD-based Tweeting today referenced his past glories, too:

He added: 'Picking composers 4 the game. Fun stuff, think we found a great fit. Audio will b better than what we did on Dead Space.'

A bold claim indeed.

Sledgehammer's Call Of Duty game will be an 'adventure FPS' spin-off (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=248531) from the CoD series - and shouldn't affect the arrival of Infinity Ward's 'proper' next entry in the franchise in 2011.

Some have rumoured that the Sledgehammer's Dead Space heritage may mean it's tackling CoD: Space Warfare (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=246546).

Treyarch is set to release Call of Duty: Black Ops in November, they recently described the game as 'classic Call of Duty' (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258959).
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: markav on August 11, 2010, 07:47:51 AM
Just keep milking it, Activision
(http://www.bestbrains.dk/images/cash-cow.jpg)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 22, 2011, 08:20:24 AM
LA Times: Sledgehammer and Raven working on Modern Warfare 3
Infinity Ward getting all the help they can for next Call of Duty

The LA Times newspaper (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/01/activision-calls-in-reinforcements-for-next-call-of-duty-following-infinity-ward-meltdown.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newsandbuzz+%28News+%26+Buzz%29&utm_content=Twitter) is claiming to have information from an inside source regarding the development of the inevitable Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Allegedly Activision has called in Sledgehammer Games, founded by ex-Visceral employees in 2009, to work on the game's single player alongside Infinity Ward.

Additionally, Raven is supposedly working on the game's multiplayer mode. Considering Raven is already working on the downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops, this doesn't sound like an impossibility.

If true, this could point towards Activision having a lack of faith in Infinity Ward since a large number of key members left following the firing of West and Zampella. The LA Times source also claims that having Sledgehammer working on the next Call of Duty title is delaying them from developing an action-based spin off of the franchise. Neither of these games have been announced, but both have been heavily rumoured.

No doubt we'll be hearing something concrete about Modern Warfare 3 (or whatever the next Call of Duty game turns out to be) in the next few months. Until then, these gossipy snippets are all we have to go on.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 24, 2011, 07:41:44 AM
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on January 24, 2011, 09:44:11 AM
I think the 'leak' is a hoax.  Simply for the face that the "Modern Warfare" name is currently in legal limbo (I think).  If that's the case, there's no way Activision could use the name "Modern Warfare" on anything, even a private beta.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 30, 2011, 05:38:26 AM
Modern Warfare 3 announcement coming next month - report
UK magazine PSM3 points to mid-April reveal

The first snippet of Modern Warfare 3 gameplay may be with us next month, according to respected UK PlayStation magazine PSM3.

According to the publication's latest issue, insider rumours say "the next in Activision's megaton FPS series will be announced in mid-April". No specific date is given.

The prediction would fit snugly with Activision's CoD: Black Ops reveal from 2010, which snuck out on April 30 - as the publisher lifted the lid on the game's official website.

Rumours from Official PlayStation Magazine UK suggest that Modern Warfare 3 may contain at least some sections linking back to the past of popular character Ghost.

PSM3 adds: "Based on the ending of MW2, we'd be surprised if the story doesn't pick up with Soap and Price on the run, after they were set up by General Shepherd."

The game's sure to have some stiff competition if it comes out towards the end of the year as expected - not least from EA's Battlefield 3.

Swedish creator DICE suggested last month that its competitors in the FPS space had been "treading water" with recent releases.

Meanwhile, the May 2011 issue of PSM3 contains an exclusive, lengthy first look at Saints Row: The Third and an amazing 22-page shooter special.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 10, 2011, 10:39:10 AM
Modern Warfare 3 Rumors Squashed

[source (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712490/modern-warfare-3-rumors-squashed/)]

(http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/269376_S/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-rumored-release-date-and-beta-screenshot-surface.jpg)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 already has a rumored November release date (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-09-cod-modern-warfare-3-date-report) and today a screenshot surfaced that attempted to show a leaked screenshot from inside the beta for the game. They seem to show a former Infinity Ward employee at one of the menu screens ... but whoever created this image made a big mistake. Read on to find out more.

First of all, SFUKUDA seems to point to a former Infinity Ward employee named, Steve Fukuda. Fukuda was Modern Warfare 2's lead designer. One problem is that Steve left Infinity Ward for Respawn Entertainment like many of the key Modern Warfare team members. So why would he be playing Modern Warfare 3?

But, here's a bigger clue. Look at where SFUKUDA is supposedly signed into Microsoft's PartnerNet.

(http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/269387_S/Modern-Warfare-3-Rumors-Squashed.jpg)

BING! Ah, the intricacies of ParnterNet. Next time, we expect some better Photoshop work.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 11, 2011, 03:34:15 AM
Hopefully it's as good as MW2!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 24, 2011, 10:17:06 AM
Following last week's leak (http://kotaku.com/5801226/the-modern-warfare-3-files-exclusive-first-details-on-the-biggest-game-of-2011), Activision is turning a pitfall into profit (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712839/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-leak-how-activision-capitalized-on-a-disaster/).

Starting with a reveal trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH0fKELTUdE
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on May 24, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
For a game that I was determined not to buy into the hype this time round, That trailer did a nice job of trying to persuade me otherwise, I want to play the England level. :'(
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on May 24, 2011, 02:04:54 PM
meh! i'm getting Battlefield 3 instead :D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 24, 2011, 03:03:54 PM
meh! i'm getting Battlefield 3 instead :D

Ditto.

I'll pick up MW3 used a few months after release just to play the campaign.  I have no interest in the MP.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 25, 2011, 03:38:33 AM
I saw the reveal trailers last week, forgot to post them, too busy celebrating 19 :-)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on May 30, 2011, 07:57:06 AM
Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops co-op mode is getting special attention for the upcoming sequel, co-developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer have announced.

As well as a new progressive ranking system, online matchmaking system and leaderboards, there's also a new Survival Mode which plays out on the game's multiplayer maps, rather than on the single player stages as in MW2.

"All that stuff really fleshes out Spec Ops and adds in a lot that we know our fans are going to love, some of the most addictive aspects of Multiplayer," Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling told USA Today.

It sounds like a standard survival mode, with you having to fend off unlimited waves of enemies. On the "Dome" map described, they graduate from attack dogs, to suicide bomber dogs, to kamikaze soldiers, to juggernauts as the round progresses.

The developers hope the refinements will make Spec Ops the perfect way for hesitant users to graduate from single player to the game's full multiplayer modes.

"There's such hard-core players out there in the online community and you hear all the stories about the eight-year-olds, 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds swearing and ruining the experience," said Sledgehammer's Michael Condrey.

"With Spec Ops, you can really get in there and hone your skills in a more confined environment. I think it's a little more of an easy entry. I don't have as much time as I did when I was 20 to be honing my twitch skills, but this certainly gives me a venue to experiment."

Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on June 14, 2011, 12:05:22 PM
Simon Pegg playing MW3 Spec Ops Survival Mode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6na8wzpWBo
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 14, 2011, 06:19:13 PM
Nice!  MW3 Horde looks pretty good!   #)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on July 29, 2011, 11:28:28 AM
Infinity Ward's creative strategist Robert Bowling has said that there will be no Commando perk in Modern Warfare 3.

Commando, a perk in Modern Warfare 2 that increases your melee range, is loathed and loved by those taking the punishment and those dishing it out respectively.

But Robert Bowling, replying to a question on Twitter about the future of melee in Modern Warfare 3, said that "Commando is no longer in the game".

This may come as a blow to those of you that enjoyed cutting some other fool without having to actually go near him. But it should make Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer a more restrained, civilized affair, especially given
Bowling's other comments that the multiplayer is going to feel more like Call of Duty 4 than Modern Warfare 2.

Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 01, 2011, 07:34:59 AM
Infinity Ward's creative strategist Robert Bowling has said that there will be no Commando perk in Modern Warfare 3.

Commando, a perk in Modern Warfare 2 that increases your melee range, is loathed and loved by those taking the punishment and those dishing it out respectively.

But Robert Bowling, replying to a question on Twitter about the future of melee in Modern Warfare 3, said that "Commando is no longer in the game".

This may come as a blow to those of you that enjoyed cutting some other fool without having to actually go near him. But it should make Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer a more restrained, civilized affair, especially given
Bowling's other comments that the multiplayer is going to feel more like Call of Duty 4 than Modern Warfare 2.

That'll do for me, now if only they could make it feel like COD3 then they'd be onto a winner!   8)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 09, 2011, 02:29:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDQ2Ow-VfI
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 09, 2011, 11:36:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDQ2Ow-VfI
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 15, 2011, 12:03:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B09LgIVBcuo
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 31, 2011, 05:05:48 AM
32-player MP in Modern Warfare 3 - report

At least some of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer modes will support 32 players, according to leaked gameplay footage.

As reported by SFX-360 (http://sfx-360.com/newsite/modern-warfare-3-multiplayer-modes-leaked-before-cod-xp/), a clip of an anonymous user cycling through the game's multiplayer menus popped up on YouTube yesterday. It's since been removed but not before someone took notes.

Though there could of course be more in the finished game, 13 maps were sighted: Carbon, Coast, Dome, Exchange, Hardhat, Interchange, Lambeth, Meteora, Mogadishu, Paris, Plaza, Radar and Seatown.

Some matches will apparently support 32 players, up from 18 in Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2.

Finally, the as-yet unannounced Bomb Mode was also sighted in the 25 second clip, though it's unclear what exactly that entails.

Activision issued a standard "no comment on rumour and speculation" response. Maybe we'll find out more at the Call of Duty XP event taking place in Los Angeles later this week.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on August 31, 2011, 05:34:31 AM
PC footage maybe? Console will probably be limited to 18-24
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on September 03, 2011, 05:00:12 AM
A highly stylised look at MW3 MP....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuOCCeXlszw
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on September 03, 2011, 06:54:57 AM
MW3 has vehicles check at 2.00 for the 2 wheeler!!!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on September 06, 2011, 05:15:53 AM
The Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles gave attendees the first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer details, as well as tournaments, real-life map recreations, and more. We were also treated to details of the upcoming limited Hardened Edition.

Here's what's inside:

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-Modern Warfare 3 game with unique disc art
-1 year Call of Duty Elite Premium Membership, which includes all future Call of Duty MW3 downloadable content (including map packs)
-Special Founder status in Call of Duty Elite. Includes a special in-game emblem, playercard, weapon camo, clan XP boost, and more exclusive benefits
-Exclusive Special Ops Juggernaut Xbox Live avatar outfit
-Limited Edition, 100-page collectible field journal chronicling the entire saga with authentic military sketches, diagrams, and written entries
-All in a collectible steelbook case

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6282/hardened.jpg)

The Hardened Edition will set you back $99.99. The Call of Duty Elite Premium membership is valued at $49.99/year alone, so it's up to the consumers to decide if the Hardened Edition with its one year of Elite included, Founder status benefits, avatar item, field journal, and steelbook case is worth it. Those holding their breath for a Prestige Edition like in previous Call of Duty titles may want to exhale, because no details were unveiled, leading us to believe that no such edition is in the works, and at this point, it looks like the Standard and Hardened Editions will be the only ones for MW3.

Speaking of Call of Duty Elite, Activision has taken to the XP event to detail everything you get in both the Free and Premium versions of Call of Duty Elite:

Call of Duty Elite (Free)
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-Career Player Profile (Compare 1000's of stats, bests, trends from Black Ops, MW3, and future titles)
-Create-a-Class Online
-Public Groups and Private Clans
-HD Video Sharing
-Call of Duty Elite Apps (on your iPhone, iPad, Android, and Xbox 360)
-and much more

Call of Duty Elite (Premium)
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-All the Free features
-Monthly DLC
-Daily Competition with Prizes
-Level Up Your Clan (earn in-game tags and emblems in tournaments and leagues. Earn Double XP and level up with operations and challenges)
-Pro Analysis & Strategy (expert analysis of weapons, maps, modes)
-Call of Duty Elite TV (exclusive episodic entertainment from top talent)
-and much more
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on September 06, 2011, 05:20:33 AM
Live Action: Finding Makarov CoD Short
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afs8lcfBY7Q

Tango Down: MP Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUIy9snIk-E
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 13, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
Modern Warfare 3 campaign longer than MW2 - Sledgehammer (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/318622/modern-warfare-3-campaign-longer-than-mw2-sledgehammer/)

So it's probably 5 hours long as opposed to just 4!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on September 14, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
You gotta admit though it doesn't look too hot!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on September 14, 2011, 06:44:03 PM
No single level in the last one was on a par with Gillies in the Mist
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: slippedzero on September 14, 2011, 06:57:29 PM
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No single level in the last one was on a par with Gillies in the Mist


Second that ninja
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 14, 2011, 07:32:08 PM
No single level in the last one was on a par with Gillies in the Mist

Couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on September 15, 2011, 07:18:21 AM
Cod4 was a mark they will never reach again, it's unfortunate really competition is always good.

I just hope that these strike packages please Cod players, cuz it looks like another re-skin.

Don't get me wrong I've tried and tried to like COD but it's just getting more and more stale.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on September 15, 2011, 11:18:47 AM
I really liked the SP in COD4.  I lost interest 1/2 through MW2.  I doubt I'll be picking up MW3 before it hits the bargain bins.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 19, 2011, 05:16:51 AM
'There is no Modern Warfare 3 Prestige Edition' - IW
No super package to empty your bank account on this year, confirmed Robert Bowling

Infinity Ward man Robert Bowling has confirmed there will be no Prestige Edition of Modern Warfare 3. Sorry, gamers with too much money.

You may have enjoyed the night vision goggles and the pretend bomb R/C car, but there won't be any ridiculous toys sold with this year's Call of Duty.

Speaking on Twitter, Bowling confirmed that the only special copy of the shooter releasing this year is the Hardened Edition, which will cost $99.99 and boasts a full year's subscription to the Call of Duty Elite service as its main perk.

How can you top night vision goggles and an R/C car, anyway? A Desert Eagle would have been nice, but not entirely legal.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on September 19, 2011, 07:29:53 AM

 A Desert Eagle would have been nice, but not entirely legal.


Unless it's America, where you get them free with every box of Sugar Frosted Candy-O's
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on September 19, 2011, 10:09:17 AM
'There is no Modern Warfare 3 Prestige Edition' - IW

Interesting.  Foreshadowing the end of COD's reign?  The only reason they wouldn't release a Prestige Edition is if they predict they won't make a profit from it.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on September 19, 2011, 10:09:59 AM

 A Desert Eagle would have been nice, but not entirely legal.


Unless it's America, where you get them free with every box of Sugar Frosted Candy-O's

Mail in 5 UPC codes for a free Rocket Launcher!  Shipping not included.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 19, 2011, 12:17:56 PM
I've already got a couple of Desert Eagles, cats don't like them too much!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: hoosierjoe on September 19, 2011, 01:02:45 PM
 
I really liked the SP in COD4.  I lost interest 1/2 through MW2.  I doubt I'll be picking up MW3 before it hits the bargain bins.


This is EXACTLY what happened with me.  I only got about 60% of the way through the campaign and I just burned out on COD.  I spent the other night watching all the videos on MW3, but I have zero desire to play this.

Nothing that hasnt been said before, but that online community is the worst.  I'll be happy when they leave Battlefield 3 after a few weeks.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 26, 2011, 04:51:14 AM
Achievements (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3/achievements/)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 07, 2011, 05:02:41 AM
New MW3 gameplay during England game

World exclusive gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will premiere at half time during the Montenegro vs. England European Championship qualifier tonight.

The single-player trailer goes live at 9pm UK time on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

After the footage is shown here it will be sent out to the rest of the world for global consumption.

The TV spot is part of Activision's huge marketing push in the run up to the game's November launch.

This year both Activision and EA will spend millions of dollars promoting their first-person shooter behemoths Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.

In April EA boss John Riccitiello said the marketing battle will cost the games' respective publishers around $200 million.

"[Battlefield 3] is going up against the next Call of Duty, which is presently the number one game in the industry - a game that last year did $400 million in revenue on day one," he said.

"This game is designed to take that game down. If you're looking for a battle of the titans - Red Sox vs Yankees... Microsoft or Google - and what the tip-off point is for this holiday season, this is it.

"There will be a couple of hundred million dollars of marketing against these two products going head to head. Similar designs - we think we've got the better product - it's going to be a blast."
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on October 07, 2011, 05:05:46 AM
My moneys on MW3 winning..... and B3 being the better game ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 07, 2011, 05:12:14 AM
My moneys on MW3 winning..... and B3 being the better game ;)

Yep, most people will bet on that methinks!   :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on October 07, 2011, 05:33:14 AM
If the game was only bought by people meeting the age limit on the packaging i would think it would be a much closer run thing
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on October 07, 2011, 04:00:35 PM
Just seen the new trailer, looks very exciting, can't wait to play the SP. I won't be buying it though.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 08, 2011, 07:26:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKgDVruHfo
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 16, 2011, 08:55:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7r9RqWBdl8
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 17, 2011, 05:19:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7r9RqWBdl8

I think this vid was posted in the Black Ops thread ages ago, still funny though  :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 17, 2011, 10:27:50 AM
Yeah you know I probably posted it!!! still cool though :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on October 18, 2011, 05:51:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHm6pfj_MXs
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 18, 2011, 08:50:20 AM
I thought the video was familar, nice take on it!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 18, 2011, 11:10:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHm6pfj_MXs

"I swear I'm about to ragequit"   ;D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 31, 2011, 07:32:25 AM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-3/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415608cb


Weapon proficiency makes you a better player according to this guy Mark Rubin!

COD goes full arcade all the way!! no there is zero skill that series.

Never touch the core of the game, stop holding players hands. Bad day for gaming, a franchise this big and they put this in.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 31, 2011, 07:41:58 AM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-3/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415608cb


Weapon proficiency makes you a better player according to this guy Mark Rubin!

COD goes full arcade all the way!! no there is zero skill that series.

Never touch the core of the game, stop holding players hands. Bad day for gaming, a franchise this big and they put this in.

Epic have done it, doesn't surprise me that IW/Sledgehammer have done it too!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 31, 2011, 07:56:59 AM
Map Layouts Leaked? (http://www.oxm.co.uk/35436/modern-warfare-3-map-layouts-leaked-according-to-reports/)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 31, 2011, 09:57:37 AM
Yeah but Epic only brought in an arcade mode not actually take away the need for the player in the game. You can't give a player an in game upgrade that gives less recoil and say now look you're a better player, no you're not you just made the game easier. Faster melee, wow just wow!! Breath is the only one that makes sense, because it doesn't effect the actual weapon. It's one thing giving a physical attachment like the foregrip in BF3 but pretending to make the player better , no no no.

I have friends that are COD diehards, I let them play BF3 on saturday and just some of the things they were doing were funny. Standing in a doorway waving the knife hoping for a random to run by and get a kill. Looking straight ahead with no 360 degree awareness, getting killed standing still in open space (yes you read that right open space). And the best line was ''I don't like it, it doesn't feel natural!'' haha

Lord I'm on an MW rant today! Anyway COD does what it does and does it well, but don't gimp it more. rip COD4 things could have been different.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 31, 2011, 10:08:41 AM
Yeah but Epic only brought in an arcade mode not actually take away the need for the player in the game. You can't give a player an in game upgrade that gives less recoil and say now look you're a better player, no you're not you just made the game easier. Faster melee, wow just wow!! Breath is the only one that makes sense, because it doesn't effect the actual weapon. It's one thing giving a physical attachment like the foregrip in BF3 but pretending to make the player better , no no no.

I have friends that are COD diehards, I let them play BF3 on saturday and just some of the things they were doing were funny. Standing in a doorway waving the knife hoping for a random to run by and get a kill. Looking straight ahead with no 360 degree awareness, getting killed standing still in open space (yes you read that right open space). And the best line was ''I don't like it, it doesn't feel natural!'' haha

Lord I'm on an MW rant today! Anyway COD does what it does and does it well, but don't gimp it more. rip COD4 things could have been different.

Not referring to Arcade mode, more the introduction of overpowered weapons aimed at casual players which that has sparked lots of anger amongst lots of Gears diehards, though to be fair it's pretty easy to not get killed by SOS/Retro, I just think people like to moan a bit too much!   :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 31, 2011, 10:16:23 AM
Oh right I see. They're not that overpowered though are they? I'm crap with the sos, big fat miss everytime. And  the retro is crazy to me I never use it. Hammerburst is strong , haven't seen it too much in multiplayer (maybe because I haven't played it too much), but it's beast on horde for the iron sights. Gnasher, I don't like the whole get shot blown to smithereens, but it is gears and you need gore.
What else, can't think of anything else that could be overpowered., but you're the gears but :) :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on October 31, 2011, 10:46:29 AM
i'm still lancer and gnasher, retro sucks ASS, still fun stabbing people though. SOS is poo now they've gimped it.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 31, 2011, 11:44:54 AM
Im just too much of a gears noob to know! Can't even kill with two bites of the gnasher, jk Im not that bad, but not good either  :P
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 07, 2011, 07:00:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuzaxlddWbk
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 07, 2011, 08:30:42 AM
UK price round up (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-07-uk-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-price-roundup)

£25 at Tesco with some MS points, just like last year with Black Ops, decisions decisions!   :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 07, 2011, 09:51:51 AM
25 quid, really?

Damn Im there lol

I have to say though they do dress the campaign up well in tv trailer though.

Lets make a prediction here MW3= 12 million sales in first week?
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 07, 2011, 11:34:27 AM
25 quid, really?

Damn Im there lol

I have to say though they do dress the campaign up well in tv trailer though.

Lets make a prediction here MW3= 12 million sales in first week?

Havent got much better at battlefield, so will probably pop to tesco at midnight and pick it up (theres a 24H large tesco across the road from my place)

Wasnt gonna get this year as was hoping battlefield will fill the hole COD takes but alas it hasnt and still crave smashing kids 41-1 like black ops.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 07, 2011, 07:39:59 PM
Went with the Tesco deal as I needed some MS points so £25 suited me just fine, just waiting for the bugger to install now!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 08, 2011, 08:33:00 AM
25 quid, really?

Damn Im there lol

I have to say though they do dress the campaign up well in tv trailer though.

Lets make a prediction here MW3= 12 million sales in first week?

Havent got much better at battlefield, so will probably pop to tesco at midnight and pick it up (theres a 24H large tesco across the road from my place)

Wasnt gonna get this year as was hoping battlefield will fill the hole COD takes but alas it hasnt and still crave smashing kids 41-1 like black ops.

lol 41-1 on BF is called a booster!! 25 quids a great deal though, imagine all those people that preordered at full price!!

How is the game anyway?

Critic reviews are high, user ratings are severely low, some 100's from critics!!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 08, 2011, 08:49:16 AM
25 quid, really?

Damn Im there lol

I have to say though they do dress the campaign up well in tv trailer though.

Lets make a prediction here MW3= 12 million sales in first week?

Havent got much better at battlefield, so will probably pop to tesco at midnight and pick it up (theres a 24H large tesco across the road from my place)

Wasnt gonna get this year as was hoping battlefield will fill the hole COD takes but alas it hasnt and still crave smashing kids 41-1 like black ops.

lol 41-1 on BF is called a booster!! 25 quids a great deal though, imagine all those people that preordered at full price!!

How is the game anyway?

Had a quick blast on Spec Ops Survival mode which is basically Horde and it was pretty good, started the campaign but stopped at the first checkpoint so gonna have a proper blast later.   :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 08, 2011, 09:03:43 AM
lol I like this:

''Here we go again, imagine catching the same bus to work everyday, sitting in the same seat, looking at the same scenery whizz past and there you have Call of Duty: MW3 in a nutshell. I was a bit disappointed with BF3 but at least Dice tried something different and for the most part they succeeded but Activision rolling out the same bare boned carcass that is Call of Duty every year like some mummified great Aunt on a display table just reeks of laziness and greed. I wonder how many adults will have their ears assaulted this weekend by sickly spoilt twelve year olds proclaiming to have "Done your mother up the A*** noob" ...COD has been brilliant on times there's no taking that away from it but as the head doctor in the special school always used to say "its time to grow up and act your age"''
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Quintillus on November 08, 2011, 10:42:32 AM
Almost brought Call of Duty at Tesco, but got a refund because they what not let me have it for £25.Due to the fact I picked up 800 ms points with it and should have pick up 2100 or 4200.The labels make no sense and says selected membership or points card. It did not say which one.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 08, 2011, 01:34:23 PM
Almost brought Call of Duty at Tesco, but got a refund because they what not let me have it for £25.Due to the fact I picked up 800 ms points with it and should have pick up 2100 or 4200.The labels make no sense and says selected membership or points card. It did not say which one.

This is the ad I saw:

(http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_270753_thumb_wide940.jpg)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 08, 2011, 02:53:19 PM
Ah ok makes a bit more sense now.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on November 08, 2011, 03:04:14 PM
Also went with the Tesco offer.
 I've not tried the single player yet, And muliplayer is as expected. Spec Ops is great though, A much better improvement over MW2 special Ops.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: slippedzero on November 08, 2011, 04:13:22 PM
I cant believe the good deals you guys get o/seas. Here in australia most triple A retail games go for about 109aud. Some places that are not game specific store you might be able to pick up a copy for 90aud. Anyway i have had MW3 now for just under 24 hrs, and i love it, im not a Battlefield hater, its just not my cuppa tea. I know what everyone says, i hate most of the ppl that play MW online as they are just so into it, i have been abused several time, not for being good but being lucky. I dont care i just mute and keep playing, i will pick up BF3 when it comes down in price, im happy to give it a go, but with the price of games here in OZ its not always a choice.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 08, 2011, 04:48:12 PM
Prices are rediculous in Aus.  I don't know how the regioning works, but if EU games work in Aus I'm sure some members wouldn't mind being your middleman.   ;)

I've done it for some Canadian members (I'm in the US).
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: slippedzero on November 08, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
Im gonna have to look into it me thinks
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 08, 2011, 05:42:09 PM
I got it for £28.99 in Sainsburys by spending £30 on shopping (which I needed anyway) as I didn't really want the points from Tescos (as I'd just waste them on avatar sh*t) and preferred buying beer and crisps instead :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 08, 2011, 08:19:41 PM
I got it for £28.99 in Sainsburys by spending £30 on shopping (which I needed anyway) as I didn't really want the points from Tescos (as I'd just waste them on avatar sh*t) and preferred buying beer and crisps instead :)

lol thats my way of thinking , get the beers in and enjoy the game! :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 08, 2011, 10:03:24 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315626_10150383560694824_668544823_8219830_1145661284_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 09, 2011, 04:50:33 AM
Had one go this morning, 3 kills, 2 assists, 15 deaths... I suck... think I'll stick to the single player to begin with, which hopefully won't be as bad as last year's offering!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 09, 2011, 09:20:31 AM
Gotta love all the knobs on metacritic down-rating MW3 even tho they havent played/own it.

MetaScore - 90/100
UserScore - 2.5

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3



Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: MacheteMable on November 09, 2011, 09:35:33 AM
Gotta love all the knobs on metacritic down-rating MW3 even tho they havent played/own it.

MetaScore - 90/100
UserScore - 2.5

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3




that always happens lol. I however so far don't really agree with the 90/100. I think 80 - 85/100 would be a more suiting score for the game.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 09, 2011, 10:25:56 AM
Had one go this morning, 3 kills, 2 assists, 15 deaths... I suck... think I'll stick to the single player to begin with, which hopefully won't be as bad as last year's offering!

I'm hearing good things about the SP (better than MW2).
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 09, 2011, 10:54:02 AM
In fairness a lot of purchasers are slating the rehash, and the lack of effort put in. The gulf between the media and users is enormous. The user ratings weigh in at 4:1 negative on xbox. This is what happens when you pay critics to bump that score and when you sell based on name alone. Look at the media that gave it 80/75 much more realistic. 100 is insane. I don't think a 0 is right either, but cod fans played that game with BF. Now they're crying outrage and that it is BF fanboys marking it down. Or even a ploy by EA!. Where are all the Cod fans to counter the negatives, I'll tell you were they are , they are on giving their scores, they are the ones going with a 0/1 or a 10. From rehash to dinky maps (what happened to the promised bigger maps?). Even the beloved sixty fps is not living up to it's hype.

This was coming, look at the effort that went into titles from Gears to Skyrim to Portal to red dead to Dark Souls  to BF, their scores are far more balanced for a reason. You don't need to change everything in a franchise but using the same engine since 2005? there's no valid reason for that except laziness. And that laziness has received a backlash.

For a long time gaming journalism has been down the swanny, we all know that but the difference this time is that the gulf is just too wide now and does not add up. The hording masses are sucked into this franchise as if it's a hypnotic whirlwind. I hope that at least now Activision will realise that effort needs to be made, and to be honest cod 2 and 4 were fantastic. The franchise deserves better, the fans deserve more than a MW 2 dlc for their money, and the industry deserves more from it's industry leader.

Gamer first, fanboy second!!
Sorry for any crap grammar, half of the buttons on this laptop don't work!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 09, 2011, 11:13:37 AM
I highly doubt Activision care about Metacritic scores and the backlash on there is about as fake as Jenna Jameson's face!   ;D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: CRracer_912 on November 09, 2011, 11:38:39 AM
I played it a bit last night in SP mode.  It's pretty challenging and pretty fun.  I immediatley went to play online, got a notice that it is highly recommended to play campaign first!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 09, 2011, 02:27:52 PM
I tried campaign on Battlefield 3 last night for 15 minutes (on Easy) and found it annoying (still don't like the graphics) and played MW3 campaign for 15 minutes this morning (on easy) and didn't want to stop. This has surprised me enormously. I wasn't even going to buy MW3 but was so disappointed with BF3 (which i was looking forward to) that I thought what the hell. Maybe it's all down to expectations. I expected Battlefield 3 to be a really enjoyable multiplayer and single player game and have been hugely diasppointed whereas MW3 has surpassed (so far) my lowish expectations. Oh well, I'm sure once I've completed the campaign on MW3 myr crapness at multiplayer will send me back to Battlefield.

At the end of the day though, they both suck compared to Gears Of War 3  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: sambo on November 09, 2011, 04:06:17 PM
I hope that at least now Activision will realise that effort needs to be made,

Do you really believe Activision are concerned about media scores? Activision and CoD is all about the Kerching£$, And while the franchise continues to be the best selling game every year they are not going to change a thing, Don't get me wrong I'm no great fan of CoD, I probably would not have brought it if my Gears had not screwed up.
 Everyone knows by know what they are getting with a CoD game, To complain about it's context is like complaining there is no meat in your veggie burger! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 09, 2011, 04:08:30 PM
Wow, for the first time in 3 year I've had a positive kill death ratio in a game of COD multiplayer :D
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 10, 2011, 07:30:21 AM
Modern Warfare 3 Tops 9.3m First Day
Biggest Industry Launch Ever!

'When will this franchise peak?' Many asked this after last year's Black Ops defied all odds and outsold a Modern Warfare Call of Duty game (the very reason the series is so big today); a brand within itself. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Call of Duty has yet again broken industry records, but it's by how much that makes it staggering.

A reported 1.5 million people queued at midnight globally to get their hands on Modern Warfare 3, with a total of 9.3 million copies sold on the first day. The Xbox 360 version sees around a 54% share, meaning it's the first game on one platform to pass 5 million on its first day. The PlayStation 3 version held 42%, which is around the 4 million mark. Both day ones are only slightly behind Black Ops entire first week sales. The PC version and the Wii version held the remaining 4%, which is around 370,000 units.

As a whole, Modern Warfare 3 is up 33% over Black Ops' first day sales, and a whopping 55% up on the previous Modern Warfare. the US and the UK combined account for 7 million, which is just over 75%.

Early data suggests first week sales are on course for around 12 to 13.5 million. With just over 87 million Call of Duty games already sold on home consoles and PC this generation, by the end of this week the Call of Duty franchise will have sold over 100 million games this generation.

(http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd387/sparks98765/MW.png)


Them's crazy numbers and also a big reason as to why Activision won't care about silly user scores on ratings websites!  ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 10, 2011, 03:33:17 PM
Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield has taken to Twitter to ask Call of Duty fans to support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Metacritic.

"I don't usually do this but, if u like MW3 go 2 Metacritic.com & help our user score," writes Schofield. "It's suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree."

Modern Warfare 3 is attracting a torrent of user scores of zero across all three platforms. The current user score (out of 10) is 2.7 on Xbox 360, 2.0 on PS3 and 1.5 on PC.

Source: IGN
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 11, 2011, 12:42:56 AM
I'll happily give it a high score, I'm really enjoying it, unlike another FPS I could mention!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on November 11, 2011, 07:32:08 AM
The graphics are aweful on it though, like somethiing off the PS2.

i'm off to give it a 0.

The games pretty fun to play, but i'm glad i didn't buy it, i learnt from last year.


EDIT: I've just sat on Metacritic and in 5 mins there's been 50 Negative votes
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on November 11, 2011, 07:46:26 AM
How can they expect any right minded gamer to give this a positive, by asking the internet to give it a good score, half of them will just go give it 0 for them asking. They should have just let it slide. It's not like millions didn't buy into the hype.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: BackupLight on November 11, 2011, 04:34:41 PM
I'll happily give it a high score, I'm really enjoying it, unlike another FPS I could mention!

I'm sadly enjoying both. But will have to trade in one of them to be able to afford MORE games! I'll probably trade in BF3 for now, but realistically I know full well I'll buy it again for the online play next year sometime.

So tempted to suck it up and keep both, really.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: CRracer_912 on November 13, 2011, 11:02:15 AM
OK, after playing and completing the CM of this game, I thought it was a good game, had some challenging spots (I played on easiest level, and a couple of spots I wondered what it'd be like on a harder level).  What surprised me was how short it was.  I hadn't played through any of the MW Campaign modes but this one kept me interested enough to complete it.  Took me a little over 5 hours, which I thought was pretty short. I'll probably play through again looking for more intel.

Is there anyway to play like a lan party on the xbox like there is on the PS3?  My 2 sons, a friend of theirs and myself were going to do 2 player on my xbox and 2 on another, but I didn't see a way to get player 2 in to multiplayer.  This was in MW2 (because we have two of that game for the xbox).  We did play MW3 4 player on my 65" sony, but I thought the screens were too small for my aging eyes.  We ended up playing a lan party with black ops on the PS3's, which was quite fun, even if I'm not very good at it.

I got BF3 on release day, need to do a play through now.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 14, 2011, 09:37:50 AM
How can they expect any right minded gamer to give this a positive, by asking the internet to give it a good score, half of them will just go give it 0 for them asking. They should have just let it slide. It's not like millions didn't buy into the hype.

correct. an outright 0 is just stupid though, if it's playable then it should score something right? but the critics are off the wall!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on November 15, 2011, 06:53:31 AM
Cant understand all the hate towards this game sure its twitch gaming but it does it better than anyone else and you get alot of content for your money
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 16, 2011, 06:21:10 AM
Modern Warfare 3 Smashes Week One Sales Record

After last week's announcement of Modern Warfare 3 debuting to massive first day sales, it should come as no surprise to learn first week sales have topped 12 million units, the biggest launch of all time in the videogame industry.

The Xbox 360 version sold over 7 million units (57%), a milestone no other game on a single SKU has ever passed before. The PS3 version also saw impressive numbers with 4.8 million (39%), whilst the remaining 0.5 million was split between the Wii/PC. Of course, Japanese sales are yet to come and could push the PS3 version to 5 million units, a record in itself. Americas held 63% of sales with the remaining 37% going to EMEAA.

(http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff449/seece01/MW3.png)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on November 16, 2011, 09:09:50 AM
oh dear, it gets worse, we'll never see the end of yearly CoD crap, they're getting boring.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 17, 2011, 09:06:57 AM
Hearsay tells that  there are 5 maps on the disc that are not playable. 3 of which were already released as dlc twice before. I'll popup the link, it maybe the first map pack. 3 map packs as well not the four as thought. No hate this time just a little info  :P
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: BackupLight on November 17, 2011, 01:33:07 PM
 The more I keep reading about how amazing MW has been doing, the more I'm glad I haven't traded in BF3. I've only had literally one or two matches worth of play in BF3 versus quite a decent stint in MW3 - and I do like both. But the mainstream hater in me is being put off of MW3 for all the hype. Weird, yes.

Anyway, multiplayer has to wait for me to finish Halo.  :-X
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 17, 2011, 03:33:38 PM
Why would you trade in BF3? Karkand is coming!!!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: BackupLight on November 17, 2011, 04:13:53 PM
Why would you trade in BF3? Karkand is coming!!!

I'm keeping it. Limited edition at that, would be silly to have paid for that and then trade it in. I was just feeling poor.

Wasn't it you that got me INTO Battlefield (Bad Company) in the first place? ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Jaynestown on November 17, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
Well there is one reason for trading in BF3... 'cos it's crap!

Now I've migrated my hatred of BF3 on to another thread... at this rate I'll be banned for being a troll!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 18, 2011, 10:43:37 AM
Jaynestroll   ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 18, 2011, 12:10:59 PM
Well there is one reason for trading in BF3... 'cos it's crap!

Now I've migrated my hatred of BF3 on to another thread... at this rate I'll be banned for being a troll!!!  ;)

lol nah trolling is good, you bought something and you don't like it you're perfectly entitled to say. At the end of the day your a consumer and the video game industry should not be exempt from the same consumers rights practices.

Look at my MW3 rant, just my opinion, and yes I did play it, unfortunately I still cant drag my best mate away from the franchise :(

This has to be a record for me 3 posts in the MW3 thread without hating on it! Must be that hypnotic trance taking effect again :)

Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: MacheteMable on November 18, 2011, 12:24:35 PM
I bought MW3 on the PS3 (I've been part of a clan for about 3 years now on the PS3). The campaign is way too easy, i've barely been playing it but i've been palying on Veteran right out of the gate and haven't struggled at all. Still, it is really fun. Lots of explosions and gunfire and murder: the good stuff.

The multiplayer is awesome though, considering how horridly broken MW2 was and Black Ops was just lack luster and lacking in a lot of areas. It seems like they spent considerable time in making MW3 have more fun in it. There's no owerpowered gun, you don't seen people all using 1 gun (except the UMP45 which i think they made sure it wasn't as good as it was in MW2). The killstreaks aren't insane and the Support class makes it so that even the shittiest player can still play and have fun. Nothing like have your opponents be camping and going for real high killstreaks then boom Support EMP!

My one problem with MW3 though is that it is absolutely no fun without having people you know to play with. Where as BF3 is still insanely fun to play alone (better with people), MW3 is just crap if you're alone.

If only my XM-25 could kill in one shot :(
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 19, 2011, 07:42:26 AM
Just a curio question, what is the maximum match player vs count 9v9?


Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 19, 2011, 11:03:27 AM
Pretty sure it's 6v6 ? curious now will check when I get home.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 20, 2011, 11:32:18 AM
thought the back of the box had 1-18 players?! maybe I was dreaming!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 20, 2011, 02:32:47 PM
thought the back of the box had 1-18 players?! maybe I was dreaming!

na your right, just checked, all normal modes are 6v6 (12) but Ground war is 9v9 (18)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 20, 2011, 08:54:05 PM
Ah I cool,thought I was just imagining it!

So how is the longevity of the game working out?
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 21, 2011, 04:23:13 AM
So how is the longevity of the game working out?

It's short!  :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 21, 2011, 06:57:06 AM
So how is the longevity of the game working out?

It's short!  :)

Story-wise about an hour shorter than gears 3, so about 5 hours. :P
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on November 21, 2011, 10:57:17 AM
What about the Mp, gets old quick or deep enough to satisfy? <<what is this a food review?!!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Maibs on November 21, 2011, 04:03:49 PM
What about the Mp, gets old quick or deep enough to satisfy? <<what is this a food review?!!

If you've played any COD series, MP is the same but with new maps and a few tweaks.
Ive always enjoyed COD MP and usually put in a good 70-80 hours a year before the next COD comes.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: slippedzero on November 28, 2011, 06:35:58 PM
Quote
If you've played any COD series, MP is the same but with new maps and a few tweaks.
Ive always enjoyed COD MP and usually put in a good 70-80 hours a year before the next COD comes.


I so agree with Maibs on this.
The Campaign is smallish, i took my time and did it in around 10hrs, i always had a look around and i never run point too point, i always explore. Survival is a great mode, i really enjoy Spec Ops as well
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 02, 2011, 09:26:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XnX3QtWXbE
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Failed on December 02, 2011, 10:48:03 AM
Hey dude how's your face?
oh it's completely of your body
that's cool, f*ck off

that's teh awesome shizzle
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on December 02, 2011, 03:03:04 PM
Hilarious.  [added to our youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/360DFcom)]
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 17, 2011, 07:22:04 AM
Modern Warfare 3 update adds 'Community Playlists'
Plus a new 'Drop Zone' playlist, and changes to Hardcore playlists

Infinity Ward has update Modern Warfare 3 to launch Community Playlists, among other changes.

"The biggest change you'll notice is the addition of Community Playlists," explains the developer. "This is where we will add popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them," it said - as teased earlier this week.

The update also adds a new playlist called 'Drop Zone', and a few changes to the Hardcore playlists. Here are the details in IW's words:

DROP ZONE:

Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but thats not all. As long as the Drop Zone is occupied, a care package will drop every 15 seconds, which ever team has the most members in the drop zone at that point "owns" the care package, but anyone can steal it. This is the only way to earn air support in this mode, all other pointstreaks are disabled. You'll earn 20 points per team member, for every second they're in the drop zone plus 20 XP individually for your time spent in the zone. Kills are worth 50 XP in this mode.

Custom Settings: Pointstreaks (besides those obtained through in-game care packages) are disabled.

Hardcore HQ Ricochet:

We'll be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.

Hardcore Ricochet:

We'll be converting all Hardcore modes to Ricochet variant as a response to team killing. This means, any friendly fire, is applied to the attacker, rather than the victim. So choose your shots wisely and any attempt to team kill will simply kill yourself.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 21, 2011, 07:49:29 AM
First Modern Warfare 3 DLC hits Xbox 360 in January
Infinity Ward teases multiplayer maps, Spec Ops missions and more

Infinity Ward has revealed that the first Modern Warfare 3 DLC will launch on January 24, 2012.

It'll be available to Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox Live first. We've sent Activision a mail asking if PS3 and PC Elite subscribers will have to wait an extra month for access to the content, as has previously been the case with Call of Duty DLC releases following an Xbox 360 exclusivity deal announced at E3 2010.

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said in a Call of Duty Elite video that Modern Warfare 3 will offer more varied DLC than previous series entries, and confirmed that IW, Sledgehammer and Raven are all working on updates for the game.

"The way we're doing downloadable content this year is unlike we've never done before," he said. "Not only in how you can get it - in content drops or choose for the collection - but also the type of content you're getting. We're doing more than just maps. We're going to do Spec Ops missions and a variety of things that players have never seen before.

"That's the great thing about having three developers that are contributing to the season of content. You have Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven all pitching in. The full season of content for Modern Warfare 3 kicks off for Elite subscribers on January 24 on Xbox Live."

A Modern Warfare 3 update released last week introduced Community Playlists, featuring a new multiplayer game type called Drop Zone.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on December 27, 2011, 05:29:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKz77XH3OeI

Oww!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 25, 2012, 07:17:48 AM
Modern Warfare 3 DLC Dates and Deets Outlined

Activision has revealed details of the remaining downloadable content drops for Modern Warfare 3.

A total of 20 different pieces of content were promised for the game recently, spread over the months leading up to October. Two – the Liberation and Piazza maps – hit yesterday, but a calendar on the Call of Duty website (spotted by Eurogamer) reveals an outline of the rest.

Over the next nine months players can expect ten new maps, six new Spec Ops missions, and two new modes. The schedule listed below only applies to Elite subscribers, remember. For everyone else, content bundles are promised further down the line.

Full content outline below.

February: New map

March: New map, two new Spec Ops missions

April: Two new maps

May: New map, new Spec Ops mission

June: New map, new Spec Ops mission, new game mode

July: Two new maps

August: New map, new Spec Ops mission, new game mode

September: New map, new Spec Ops mission
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Supine Flyer on January 25, 2012, 09:16:14 AM
Has anyone bought the premium Elite version?

Would like to know people's opinions on whether or not they think it's worth the asking price.

I bit the bullet and got the Gears season pass and am considering this now.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: MacheteMable on January 25, 2012, 12:33:16 PM
Has anyone bought the premium Elite version?

Would like to know people's opinions on whether or not they think it's worth the asking price.

I bit the bullet and got the Gears season pass and am considering this now.
i bought it when it came out on the ps3, they said that elite premium members would get dlc for free every month after release. its now been 2 months and i have nada. i am angry Mable
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 26, 2012, 07:17:38 AM
Has anyone bought the premium Elite version?

Would like to know people's opinions on whether or not they think it's worth the asking price.

I bit the bullet and got the Gears season pass and am considering this now.
i bought it when it came out on the ps3, they said that elite premium members would get dlc for free every month after release. its now been 2 months and i have nada. i am angry Mable

The first batch of DLC is a timed exclusive for the 360 so you'll most likely be waiting another month or so!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 26, 2012, 07:19:15 AM
Modern Warfare 3 Elite DLC locked to one user
Xbox players complain of tightly restricted DLC use

It appears that Modern Warfare 3 DLC downloaded by CoD Elite subscribers can only be played by the profile that downloads it.

Usually, content downloaded to an Xbox console, including games and DLC, can be played by any profile on that console.

But according to complaints on the CoD forums (thanks Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/25/modern-warfare-3-elite-maps-locked-to-one-profile-on-one-console/)), CoD Elite subs are finding that other profiles on their consoles aren't able to access the recently-released maps for Modern Warfare 3.

This doesn't sit well with users who note that the download's Terms and Conditions clearly state:"You can use this item on the first Xbox 360 console you downloaded it to. Access to this item will also be granted to all users on this first console."

An official response on the matter is yet to be issued.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on January 26, 2012, 04:50:08 PM
lol read those tos eh!

Big trouble in big town :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 27, 2012, 08:33:23 AM
MW3 DLC profile lock 'unintentional,' says Infinity Ward
Developer currently working on a fix

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has said the restriction that limits DLC to a single user profile was unintentional and will be fixed.

The oddity was found yesterday, when CoD Elite users reported that other profiles on their consoles weren't able to access the recently-released maps for Modern Warfare 3.

Subscribers rightly point out that content's terms and conditions clearly state: "You can use this item on the first Xbox 360 console you downloaded it to. Access to this item will also be granted to all users on this first console."

In a statement issued to Joystiq, Bowling said the studio understands "that Elite premium members on Xbox Live who purchased the latest DLC content drop for Modern Warfare 3 are unable to access that content while signed into other profiles on the same console that originally downloaded the content.

"This is unintentional," he added, "and we will work to get an update out as soon as possible that corrects this issue and allows you to continue to enjoy the new maps."
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 21, 2012, 07:10:57 AM
Modern Warfare 3 To Possibly Get Some Story-Driven Campaign DLC

Although we've yet to see any evidence of it at this point in time, Infinity Ward is looking to push the boat out with some of its DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with the distinct possibility that the studio might branch out beyond the usual multiplayer map offerings with some "campaign extensions" that could add a little extra story or shift perspectives in the campaign.

"The goal with these content drops is to do things we've never done before, really expand our horizons and our opportunities of what we consider DLC, because traditionally we've just done multiplayer maps," Creative Strategist, Rob Bowling stated in an interview with OXM. "So that's what we are looking at, how we can take different perspectives on different [campaign] missions, give more context to a mission by showing you pretext before it or after it. We're exploring everything. I can't give you a specific schedule on it, but that's the logic behind it."

You could end up playing the 'Mind the Gap' mission from the opposing side or play a remastered mission from a previous CoD story then, but it's clear that Infinity Ward is hoping to go outside its usual comfort zone as far as DLC is concerned, although there'll still be plenty of multiplayer offerings. This includes larger, more "sniper-friendly" maps in the future.

"I think it has been successful in focusing what we wanted - very intense, fast-paced firefights, always keeping you in the fight - but we are looking to expand it, because you always want variety, you always want something different to what you've been experiencing," said Bowling. "Since people have been enjoying putting hundreds of hours into the smaller maps, now as we're moving forward we are looking towards expanding that out, giving you bigger, more sniper-friendly maps with longer sightlines, so that's what the content drops are going to be focused on - doing something you're not already doing in Modern Warfare 3."

"Liberation is definitely the first step in that direction," Bowling continued. "It takes place in a militarised Central Park, it is a wide open match, it's great for those big team games - Domination, Ground War - and it's all about snipers because of the huge sight lines. It's definitely the first step in opening it all up."

Next up is the "multi-floor fragfest" Overwatch map for CoD: Elite premium subscribers first.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 13, 2012, 09:07:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7fSEfIqRWk
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 16, 2012, 09:37:28 AM
Free DLC

Free to Public - Erosion/Aground (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Erosion-Aground/0cb6edec-9ec2-48ca-a173-1eae0ca1fce1?cid=SLink)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 23, 2012, 03:51:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMcdqstE5gg
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 13, 2012, 09:31:41 AM
Free DLC

Free to Public - Erosion/Aground (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Erosion-Aground/fd1f38bb-d1ae-401a-b98c-d50de019629b?cid=SLink)

Erosion: Make your way through Mediterranean ruins and ancient aqueducts, using leftover Roman masonry for thousand-year-old cover in this new “Face Off” map. Aground: Head to Scotland’s Orkney Islands for the latest “Face Off” map, where treacherous cliff faces, networks of caves and the rusted and ruined remains of a grounded transport ship provide for constant combat.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: BackupLight on June 13, 2012, 04:31:04 PM
...Free? I don't believe it. What's the catch!?  :o
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: zerosum on June 14, 2012, 11:30:27 AM
...Free? I don't believe it. What's the catch!?  :o

It's Call of Duty... ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 14, 2012, 11:44:28 AM
Free DLC

Free to Public - Erosion/Aground (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Erosion-Aground/fd1f38bb-d1ae-401a-b98c-d50de019629b?cid=SLink)

Erosion: Make your way through Mediterranean ruins and ancient aqueducts, using leftover Roman masonry for thousand-year-old cover in this new “Face Off” map. Aground: Head to Scotland’s Orkney Islands for the latest “Face Off” map, where treacherous cliff faces, networks of caves and the rusted and ruined remains of a grounded transport ship provide for constant combat.

Are these the maps that have been free for a few weeks now?
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 14, 2012, 12:14:36 PM
Free DLC

Free to Public - Erosion/Aground (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Erosion-Aground/fd1f38bb-d1ae-401a-b98c-d50de019629b?cid=SLink)

Erosion: Make your way through Mediterranean ruins and ancient aqueducts, using leftover Roman masonry for thousand-year-old cover in this new “Face Off” map. Aground: Head to Scotland’s Orkney Islands for the latest “Face Off” map, where treacherous cliff faces, networks of caves and the rusted and ruined remains of a grounded transport ship provide for constant combat.

Are these the maps that have been free for a few weeks now?

Yeah ... sort of.

They original download got pulled and had to be re-published on the Marketplace.  They may have tweaked the maps somehow, or just republished the same maps.  I'm guessing the latter.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 14, 2012, 12:16:53 PM
Free DLC

Free to Public - Erosion/Aground (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Erosion-Aground/fd1f38bb-d1ae-401a-b98c-d50de019629b?cid=SLink)

Erosion: Make your way through Mediterranean ruins and ancient aqueducts, using leftover Roman masonry for thousand-year-old cover in this new “Face Off” map. Aground: Head to Scotland’s Orkney Islands for the latest “Face Off” map, where treacherous cliff faces, networks of caves and the rusted and ruined remains of a grounded transport ship provide for constant combat.

Are these the maps that have been free for a few weeks now?

Yeah ... sort of.

They original download got pulled and had to be re-published on the Marketplace.  They may have tweaked the maps somehow, or just republished the same maps.  I'm guessing the latter.

I downloaded the original ones then, I don't even play the game but free's free!   :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 06, 2012, 01:56:55 PM
Modern Warfare 3 gets 'Terminal' map free on July 17th, double XP this weekend

(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_full_width_scaled/hash/08/c5/08c5b590e8b1a6b6744c6c508c85a1c6.jpg)

Just announced by Infinity Ward, the multiplayer map, Terminal, will be coming to Modern Warfare 3 free of charge. The release date for this map has been confirmed for July 17th for Elite subscribers, and July 18th for non-Elite.

This map was originally a stage for the multiplayer component of the previously released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It quickly became one of the more popular maps for Modern Warfare 2, and seems to be an adequate choice by Infinity Ward in bringing this map into the multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 3. In addition to this, players should also be aware that this weekend will mark yet another double XP event for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. As usual, this event will be live from Friday to Monday, each player's amount of experience points earned during this weekend's session will be effectively doubled. Players that have been looking to rank up their Modern Warfare 3 player profile should definitely plan to make time to play over the weekend.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: Windedprism on July 07, 2012, 07:49:54 AM
Kind of looks a bit like Alicante airport :)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on July 18, 2012, 03:36:49 PM
Now available.

Free to Public - Terminal (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Free-to-Public-Terminal/da3d95b4-50d7-40b6-909d-aa5ce82550c0?cid=SLink)

FREE Download: Step back in time with “Terminal,” the Classic Multiplayer Map that pits you against the enemy in Zakhaev International Airport, the now-infamous setting from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 23, 2012, 12:50:35 PM
Demo (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-3-Single-Player-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415688e6?cid=SLink) now available.

(http://download.xbox.com/content/images/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415688e6/1033/banner.png) (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-3-Single-Player-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415688e6?cid=SLink)

The Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Single-Player Demo is an epic gameplay experience that takes you to the front lines of World War 3 as a Special Operations soldier engaging in a fierce firefight with Russian infantry and vehicles throughout the financial district of New York City.  Highlights of the mission include close quarters urban warfare, controlling air support through the use of a attack  drone, and manning a helicopter mini-gun during extraction.