So are you the biggest Call of Duty fan on the planet and have an insatiable desire to own every single piece of Call of Duty software ever launched? Or have you never played a single game and believe you need to buy everything to catch up before Advanced Warfare is released?
You may laugh about it, but playing a new Call Of Duty game that actually gives you several new movement options is a monumental shift for folks that have become invested in the franchise. It’s all about exoskeletons this year, with Advanced Warfare giving players some handy new moves to make the most of a multiplayer match-up, as well as some added verticality within which to go pew pew pew. If you’re not keen on that though, and prefer some good ol’ fashioned COD action, there’ll be some vanilla modes available as well when the game's launched
Competition is good. Competition is something that can lead to rivals from across various fields actually making an effort to have you invest in their product, instead of taking advantage of supply and demand. Unfortunately, this can also have negative effects, with the playing field tipped sometimes way too far in the favour of one side at the expense of the other.
Hey, did you read my hands on impression of the upcoming Call of Duty Multiplayer? You should! I managed to gnab some gameplay footage, so you can now see just how bad I am at the game.
I will be perfectly honest. The last Call of Duty I dedicated a fair amount of time to was Black Ops, way back in 2010. I hadn’t really paid any attention to the upcoming entry, at least not until I was whisked off to the multiplayer reveal, shortly after landing in Cologne, Germany. Will this be the entry that shakes up the formula?
Playing Call Of Duty for the single-player gameplay is the equivalent of reading a lad mag for the articles. In other words, nobody is going to believe you. And that’s because Call Of Duty has built up a solid multiplayer foundation over the years, with each new game bringing changes to the table, from care packages to killstreaks that end with someone getting a shotgun bukkake to the face. Advanced Warfare is the name of the next Call Of Duty. Here’s what the multiplayer looks like in action.
Subscription service are becoming a little more common in the industry today, Sure we’ve had console specific ones like PS Plus and Games with Gold for a while now, but EA’s entry into “gaming as a service” has brought up a few questions. Will this be the new direction of the industry? Will games ownership become a thing of the past? But, most importantly, will anyone else follow in EA’s footsteps.
You may laugh, but multiplayer is a massive deal in Call Of Duty, with each new map released meaning hours upon hours worth of practice to pro-gamers. Choke points, rush zones and hotspots all fall into a competitive strategy that needs to be analysed and examined thoroughly. So for the pro players who are reading this, here’s a preview of two of the new maps from Call Of Duty Ghost’s Nemesis DLC pack. I’ll be analysing guns to see if they can make pew pew noises.
Say what you like about Call Of Duty being a sub-standard entry in that shooter franchise, but the game more than delivered on its season pass promises. Nemesis is the name of the final DLC pack, that arrives on August 5 on Xbox platforms as a timed exclusive. Here’s what you’ll find inside of it.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare genuinely surprised me at E3 this year. The franchise hasn’t really blown me away for a few years now, with Ghosts last year being probably the worst one in a while. Advanced Warfare looks interesting because it's meddling with the tried and tested formula. That, and they have Frank Underwood in their corner now.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare definitely had a better showing than previous Call of Duty titles at E3 this year. Even though the basic formula was intact, subtle changes to the gameplay made the game stand out. The addition of verticality and items that radically change information fed to the player made the single-player demo quite exciting to watch. Good news is that these changes will make the jump to multiplayer, and change the formula quite a bit.
Even if you’re not all clued up on who’s who in the gaming industry, you probably know who Bobby Kotick is. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably seen his face on more than a few memes swimming around the internet. He’s in charge of probably the biggest publisher in the world right now, but last year he was nearly fired from Activision.
Ah, it's so sad when people desperately try to regain their lost place in the world. Some of you might have heard of Manuel Noriega - he was a dictator in Panama in the late 80s. Well, like Lindsay Lohan, he's trying to get a last taste of fame and fortune before fading into obscurity, and he's doing it by suing Activision.
I’ve been quite adamant in this claim, and I’ll say it again: This year’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the prettiest game ever seen in the history of that franchise, and it’s going to set a new graphical benchmark for the series as a whole. But to get to that point, a lot of hard work was needed. After all, new-gen explosions and Kruger suits aren’t as simple as they look.