The Call of Duty Championships kick off in Los Angeles later today, and this year, South Africa’s been excluded. Whether it’s because of the infuriating shenanigans that happened last year, or some other reason, there’s not a drop of South African representation in the upper echelon of console-based competitive Call of Duty. It makes it very hard for me to give a damn about the Call of Duty Championships, but Activision’s trying to make it happen. They’ve released a bit of an infographic, revealing some mind-blowing details about the franchise.
Call of Duty: Ghosts was, without a shred of doubt, the worst entry in the series I have ever had the displeasure of playing. The campaign never really clicked, it ended on an extremely predictable and cliché cliffhanger and the multiplayer failed to iterate on the tried-and-tested formula. It wasn't Infinity Ward's finest hour, but things are changing - starting with the departure of Ghosts' executive producer.
Tonight we host the finals of the Lazygamer Advanced Warfare tournament and I hope you are going to join us in the stream (Click here for the link) to watch because if these matches are anything like the semi finals were on Wednesday, it’s going to be a cracker. The first match will be the 3rd and 4th place between ExiLe Gaming vs Snow Gaming at 20:00 CAT and the 1st place finals Insane Gaming vs eN F34R will be at 21:00 CAT. For those that didn’t join us, here is a rundown/recap on how hotly contested the matches were.
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.