The good fellows at Activision have a treat for PC gamers this weekend, by offering them free access to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer mode.
The only catch however, is that you will need a Steam account in order to play, which can be downloaded here. On the plus side, you do get access to the entire multiplayer aspect of the game.
An announcement was made on Steam’s site today stating the promotion would commence at 10am Pacific Time (or 6pm for us Brits) up until 1pm Pacific Time on Sunday… Which again is 9pm for the Brits.
I’ll be up for checking this out on my rig. Are you guys going to follow suit?
I’m really liking Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer on the PC. Runs smoothly on my nVidia GTX 560 Ti. Will try and upload some video of me kicking ass… Not like the video I uploaded where I die a little too often!!
Over the last few days, one topic seems to have cropped up on several sites I check every now and then. They definitely caught my attention. The subject you might be wondering? Half-Life.
Back in November 2004, Half-Life 2 appeared on the PC gaming scene and blew first person shooters into a new and exciting realm. Gordon Freeman was back. This time in a more compelling story and wrapped in beautiful visuals using Valve’s Source engine, which first appeared several weeks earlier in the appropriately titled Counter Strike Source.
Then Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3 popped up for the next console bashing round. Sorry Nintendo.
At first, Valve continued to focus development on the PC end, not really paying much attention to the importance of this current generation of consoles. You all remember Gabe voicing his concerns with PS3 development right?!
Valve then release a statement regarding future Half-Life games, in that to shorten waiting periods for more Freeman action, we would see episodic additions to the story. The number of episodes weren’t mentioned, nor was there a timescale for the first instalment.
In 2006 Episode One arrived. 2007 was the year of Episode Two. We all got comfy with this and assumed 2008 would bring Episode Three. It followed the trend right? Four years later and we still await Episode Three.
Okay, we can’t really have a go a Valve can we? I mean, they gave us Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and Portal 2 to name a few titles released since Episode Two. They developed these titles for both the 360 and PS3 due to ever increasing popularity. We have also seen Counter Strike Global Offensive make an appearance. Valve sure have been busy.
But one huge cloud lingers over the office… And that’s the voice of the gaming community in love with Freeman. They want answers. They want better communication on the franchise they love so much. Yet, they haven’t heard a thing.
We can safely assume there will most definitely be another Half-Life, as we won’t be waiting 14 years for it to finally hit store shelves like the Duke managed last year. However, we knew what was happening with Duke Nukem Forever. It was scrapped… Then brought back to life. But we’ve not heard a peep out from Gabe regarding Half-Life.
The silence doesn’t imply the death of Half-Life does it? They surely can’t leave it on the cliff hanger it’s currently on can they? Ultimately, could this “delay” drive die hard fans to find something else to occupy their time with?
Many believe Episode Three has been scrapped and Half-Life 3 replaces it.
What do you guys think is brewing at Valve? Does the lack of Half-Life 2 Episode Three/Half-Life 3 annoy you? Voice your opinions below.
Since when, with how mainstream consoles have become in recent years, was it possible to have a PC only FPS? Hard Reset has appeared from near enough nowhere, breaking this console and PC trend, and has hit us right in the sweet spot… wherever that might be!
As I sit here waiting for my demo to download via Steam, from what seems to be floating around the internet, Hard Reset is a blast!
Newly formed Polish developers, Flying Wild Hog, are the brains behind this all out action shooter. Their aim was to return the FPS scene to how we all remember it. Reminiscing about the time before regenerating health, constant reloads of weapons and hiding behind cover.
And to show they are keen to keep gamers attracted to this title, Flying Wild Hog have implemented fixes for several bugs raised by those who downloaded the demo. Those also include bugs that were found upon the games launch today. Some of these fixes are your general bug fixes, slight interface changes and added some more checkpoints to save game progress, as it appears the checkpoint system is a pain.
To get your hands on a copy of Hard Reset which was released today, get searching for the title via Steams’ Store, or navigate over to Steam’s website and dish out £22.99 for the download.
Got the game?! Like it? Tell us what you think below.
As the end of August falls upon us all, the new gaming date for all FPS fans’ calendar edges nearer. There is no denying that on Friday, Los Angeles will be buzzing with avid Call of Duty gamers who are eagerly awaiting the opening to the first (probably of many) Call of Duty XP event. Or do they want to pick up an early copy of the soon to be released Modern Warfare 3 title? Hmmm…
With this year set to be another blockbusting year for the hugely successful first person shooter, such an event should have been expected. This brand name has been more successful than god knows how many Hollywood smash hits, further expressing to all that video gaming is an entertainment medium not to be messed with, no matter how some games may be perceived.
Therefore, making an appearance at the first Call of Duty fan experience event, and undoubtedly the star of the show, will be… Kanye West!!… OK OK… I meant Modern Warfare 3. But all you Kanye fans can rejoice as he will be there to sign off the two day event. However, the presence of MW3 will definitely bump attendance as fans of the franchise will be amongst the first ever to play the game and partake in multiplayer challenges. Not only that, ticketholders will get a taster of the ever impressive Survival mode, or relive their past delights with both Modern Warfare 1 and 2, Black Ops and World at War.
But that’s just the start…
Attendees will have the opportunity to get down to some Live Action Experiences on one of Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer maps, The Scrapyard. Yes, I’m not joking. The multiplayer map has become a paintballing reality at CoD XP as teams go to battle it out on the life-like aeroplane graveyard. Oh, and that’s not forgetting another replica with the Pit training sequence.
As mentioned before, Modern Warfare 3 is guaranteed to be the star of the show. So it’s easy to understand that MW3 will be the basis of the main event tournament presented by Xbox 360. Here, 32 four man teams will battle it out in single-elimination competitions with the ultimate goal of winning the $1 million in cash and prizes… And bragging rights as the King of MW3 pre-release.
I guess it’d be wrong to not mention Kanye West, who’ll be making his first public performance since releasing his latest album “Watch the Throne,” as he signs off CoD XP on the second day. The opening night will end with a performance by Dropkick Murphys.
Are any of you guys (and gals) registered for the tournament? No? You’ll be jetting off to LA with hotel accommodation paid for. Interested now? Register up here as there are a few slots left. Not going? Well you don’t have to miss a thing. Jump on over to your Call of Duty Profile and watch the event Live.
Activision’s Call of Duty XP is a two day event kicking off on the 2nd September 2011, ending on the 3rd, from 10am to 10pm. It’s to be held at Playa Vista in California, the heart of LA.