Ladies and gentlemen, it is almost time to crown a champ. The Lazygamer Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournament has seen dozens of teams whittled down in the last couple of weeks. Tonight, it’s the formidable young guns from Exile, taking on the mighty giant-killers of Insane. One shall stand! One shall fall! Catch it tonight, right here!
You know what’s better than a new game? A cheap game. Because yes, not everyone has upwards of R800 or more to throw down on a new game, money which could be better spent on food or more alcohol to help me actually drown the memory of the time that I spent that much cash on a game that I didn’t actually like. F***ing Brink. Never again, never again dammit. Moving on, Xbox is bringing back their Ultimate Sale from tomorrow, according to a leak. Here’s what you can find, for cheap cheap.
In a move that made locals rather displeased, Activision and Major League Gaming excluded South Africa from the Call of Duty Championships this year. The reasons for this decision were still never made public, so we can all assume it's for whatever reason we choose to believe. However, people can still attend if they so wish, as spectators.
We closed the registrations for our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournament last Friday only to be inundated with more registrations claiming we said they had until the 28th.
There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.
While Call of Duty has always been popular, it didn’t quite hit the mainstream and go nuclear until Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Since then, it’s really only Treyarch’s games that have stuck to the series historical roots. World at War kicked off the Black Ops story arch and was set at the tail end of World War 2. Black Ops featured the Cold War, before its sequel jumped far in to the future. This year’s Call of Duty is being developed by Treyarch – and it could return to historical wars.
The sun continues to shine, water remains, for the most part, wet – and Call of Duty’s player-base continues to be milked supported by DLC. The next bit of extra, paid-for content coming to Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Beyond a few new maps and a weapon, it’ll also add something Treyarch’s Call of Duty games have been known for: Zombies.
During the festive break I managed to catch up with a great friend of the site, Craig Guild, who raised the question as to why we've never really run gaming tournaments before and would we be interested in running one?
Another year, another Call Of Duty. But this year, something is different. New exo abilities. New weapons, near-future hardware and extra Kevin Spacey technology have all combined to make a Call Of Duty game that is new, yet familiar. And we get that. We get that you might need some help in going forward in a level and shooting people. After weeks of painstaking research and development, we’ve developed a guide that we feel will help you. Spoilers to follow, of course.
With a lot of the recent patches improving the online experience drastically, I'm really enjoying the hell out of this year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I'm also (surprisingly) not bad at it, and glancing over at our winners medals from the local launch lends a decent amount of reality to that dream. I am not, however, anywhere near as good as what I'd need to be for this kick-ass gear.
While folks still refuse to believe that I actually play Call Of Duty for the single-player and not the humiliating multiplayer wherein I have the motor reflex skills of a sloth that has eaten too many Jamaican brownies, they’re more than willing to accept that I also dig the extra modes offered in the game. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 had the best Zombie mode in my humble opinion,with many an hour spent shooting and cursing at the screen. Advanced Warfare will also have such a mode present, when it lands in January.
Been playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? I’m sure you’ve experienced some kind of lag at some point, but thankfully it looks like it’s getting better. A whole other problem though are some of the exploits that exist. Gamers have taken to YouTube to showcase all manners of stuff that really don’t belong in the core game experience. They should be careful, as Activision are looking to ban any videos that they believe promotes these exploits or any kind of cheating.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an incredibly fun new entry into the franchise, but it isn’t without problems. The game suffers from insufferable lag sometimes, and a lot of the maps have some ridiculously exploitable hacks that run all the competitive fun. At least one of those issues is being sorted out by a new patch, and it’s arguably the easier of the two.