The third instalment in the Modern Warfare series has been given a release date. Whoever guessed a November release should be given pat on the back. We all knew it would have been in November either way.
Keep this date free people – 8th November 2011.
We’ll have more information for you gamers soon.
Due out in this winter, Iron Front – Liberation 1944 is a World War 2 shooter based around the events of the Soviet Offensive, which saw the Russian Red Army and German Wehrmacht battle over territory in Southern Poland.
It’s a PC only title which will let you play as a Russian or German infantryman, but it also features vehicles including the German Panerkampfwagen VI and Russian JS2 tanks, and the Focke Wulf 190, Stuka and Petlyakov PE-2 planes. You’ll be able to play in an offline German campaign to try and halt the Soviet advance, online co-op missions, or multiplayer modes including the ‘special’ Capture the Flag and Attack and Defense gametypes, which will be special if you’ve never played a multiplayer FPS before.
It’ll also include an extensive mission editor to create your own missions and share them online, and the game is based on the ARMA 2 engine. It’s being developed by X1 Software and published by Deep Silver.
The FRAGMASTERS TOXIC team has defended their position as the UK’s number 1 Counterstrike Source team by repeating their victory at i41 with another win this year. The team made it to the final without scoring a single defeat, and were able to make a comeback after going behind in the first four rounds against rivals Epsilon.
FRAGMASTERS TOXIC are sponsored by online security firm Bullguard, and having started 7 years ago as an 8 man public Counter Strike server, they have two of the top teams in Europe with TOXIC and FRAGMASTERS Sapphire, competing in events across Europe.
This title will be one of this year’s big hitters. Or it should be. It will be won’t it?
To increase consumer awareness and provide additional means to acquire the title, OnLive, the gaming service that delivers high-end video games from the cloud to your PC, Mac, TV and tablet devices without the need to download and install, has teamed up with 2K Games and Gearbox Software to make Duke possible for anyone to play. And that’s anyone, anytime and on pretty much every device where games can be played. Mobile phones not so much though, but tablets most definitely. The iPad and the Android tablets have the OnLive app to make this possible.
With just over a month to go until Forever finally gets released, this is great news for gamers who may think their gaming rig may not be up to scratch to run the game in all it’s glory. And to further entice you to purchase through OnLive, pre-orders entitle you to either a free game or an OnLive Game System worth $100.
To check out the offer, navigate over to OnLive’s promotion and sign up for your free membership.
Duke Nukem Forever is out in Europe on the 10th June and 14th June in North America. To pre-order the title look around GAME, HMV, Play and Gamestation. Check out the Balls of Steel limited edition packages if you think your hard enough.
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The First Strike DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in February, and given the sales of Black Ops, it’s probably not surprising it proved incredibly popular, setting a new level for downloadable content for the Call of Duty series.
Figures were revealed as part of Activision Blizzard’s financial results for the first quarter of 2011, and not only did 1.4 million gamers download First Strike in the first 24 hours of release, but it also achieved a 20 percent higher digital sales figure than the preceding Stimulus Pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
It helped digital sales for the company increase by around $100 million year-over-year according to Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick. It will be interesting to see whether the more recent Escalation Pack has achieved similar results, having become available in May.
There was no reference to sales of the First Strike pack on the Playstation Network, which would have helped to guage the financial impact of the current Playstation Network outage for publishers, but given the time-based exclusivity on Xbox, it seems that the Microsoft console is likely to remain the core platform for Call of Duty in the near future.
This was inevitable. There was always going to be a third instalment after Modern Warfare 2′s release and major success. Modern Warfare 3 was always on the cards.
Most of the talk however, must be on who’s behind development of this title. Why? Well, Infinity Ward aren’t what they use to be. Okay okay, Treyarch have done a good job with Black Ops, but those multiplayer maps just don’t do it for me. Give me MW maps any day, although the latest Escalation maps are very much how I expected First Strike’s to be.
Today, it appears as though an official announcement from Activision will be out soon. It will need announcing soon if the November traditions are set to continue from the house of CoD. But who’s developing it?!
What do you guys think? Will the house of CoD turn to the break-away Respawn Entertainment team, comprising of the ex-IW duo Jason West and Vince Zampella to help with development? Or are Treyarch going to take on this beast? Do the left overs at IW have enough skills to go about MW3 without the two that made it a big hit? I guess we will learn soon.
Lets just hope the speculated November release date is true.
More news on MW3 when we learn something new.
Some news broke last night after Activision’s earnings were posted. It appears that Modern Warfare 3 will be going through some changes… Indifferent changes.
Beachhead, a new Activision studio announced back in February, was working exclusively on an innovative new digital platform for the Call of Duty community. It seems that this online universe is a feature in the new CoD.
So far, gamers have voiced their distaste towards an online universe, how do you think MW3 will play out yourself?! It’s meant to have a bigger better story… Does that sway you over still?! Leave your thoughts below.
The sequel, which was confirmed last year and was adequately titled Metro 2034 at the time, has now officially been labelled as Metro: Last Light. The title was shown off with Metro 2033 being demoed in 3D, so it can be assumed that there will be the optional 3D mode for the PS3 and probably both the PC and Xbox 360.
There isn’t much news on Last Light this moment, but as soon as we learn something new, we’ll pass it on. Lets just home the game plays better than the first.
Homefront was a special FPS from THQ, just as Metro 2033 before it, yet this was different. The mixed reviews and share price drop has made no difference for the games’ first day selling performance, chart topping ability and sell count of over a million copies in less than 3 weeks. Advertising can do wonders can’t it?!
Although it received many mixed reviews, with gamers opinions varied too, it was difficult to see how this title would sell into the hundred thousands, let alone millions. I mean, THQ’s share price fell by a quarter!! That’s a big loss before the titles’ release.
The story was short but sweet, to which some found more engaging than the latest Call of Duty title and the likes of CVG calling it ‘The thinking man’s Black Ops’ when they previewed the title. And there is no demo available for those who have not bought the game yet (me!) for both single player or multiplayer.
But that’s not why we’re here. Homefront is making THQ some cash. Now it seems that 2.6 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, and to which has sparked plans to release downloadable content as stated by CEO Brian Farrell.
In a webcast presentation found on THQ’s Investor Relations, Brian Farrell says, “It’s clearly a hit franchise we can build on going forward… This digital plan is an example of what we intent to do with all of our key core games going… Build a digital ecosystem after the launch of the retail game to continue to engage out consumers to generate revenue.”
Well, with the release of the multiplayer demo, more gamers should be attracted towards this title, as they have a potential owner of the game right here!!
There is no date yet confirmed for the demos nor the planned DLC, apart from THQ stating that downloadable content will be provided over the next six months. Lets hope it’s sooner rather then later.
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