Kanye West & Dropkick Murphy to perform at Call of Duty XP

On opening night at Call of Duty XP, on September 2, Dropkick Murphys will be performing for the benefit of the attendees. “Known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock ‘n’ roll” Dropkick Murphy is ready to kill it at the event. “With an unbeatable lineup of real-world and in-game experiences, Call of Duty XP was already poised to be an...

Infinity Ward Teases Modern Warfare 3’s Hardened Edition…

I am sure you COD fans are in pure misery waiting for Modern Warfare 3 to drop, and to further your agony, Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling sent out a tweet with a rather surprising picture attached. The tweet reads: First look at the #MW3 Hardened Edition, literally on the factory line. Details on it coming at Call of Duty XP! As you see above, this is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s H...

Pricing and new info on Call of Duty XP event

The Call of Duty XP event tickets will go on sale on July the 19th 2011 at the hour of 10 in the morn’ Pacific time.  The price for a ticket?  A whopping steal at $150, valid for both days of the event.  No additional costs for activites (other than food and drink) will be applied.  Persons wishing to attend the gala may buy up to two tickets.  100% of the one hundred and fifty smackaroos wi...

Star Wars Call of Duty MOD: Galactic Wars is incredible

Its only been 2.5 years (although it seems like a long, long time ago) but a Star Wars mod for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 is now available. This program takes the successful first person shooter to a new place: the Star Wars Universe. Star Wars characters, like Storm Troopers, weapons and locations like, Bespin or Mos Eisley, can all be played Call of Duty style.  All in all, there are 7 maps....

Activision Announces First Ever Call of Duty XP Expo

In news that might seem a little over the top for video game standards. Activision has announced ‘Call of Duty XP 2011‘, a two day long Call of Duty fan fest dedicated solely to the multimillion dollar video game franchise. The convention will take place in Los Angeles on September 2nd and 3rd across the Labor Day Weekend. Details of what will take place over these two days sounds pret...

Modern Warfare 3 Announcement Parody

The Onion News Network is a parody show that takes aim at pop culture and tears it down, in the style of a deadpan news report. In a recent parody of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 announcement, The Onion News Network did a spoof news report on the games  announcement, apparent realistic war-time experience and even takes a shot at a Wii version of the game. Modern Warfare 3 is set to be relea...

Modern Warfare 3 leaked title and cover

 More news has been recently speculated about the newest Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game. Activision is yet to announce new details on the title however they have confirmed it is coming. News sites have reported the proposed title for Modern Warfare 3 will be ‘Project Colossus’ following more rumours the game will feature as a prequel for Ghost. Accompanying this breaking news is a proposed cov...

Infinity Ward bosses to fight for COD

The original creators of the Modern Warfare series have “no prayer” in reclaiming the titles, say Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter. The legal representatives of former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella say the men could be awarded joint ownership if they are successful in an upcoming court battle. If West and Zampella have a favourable ruling in their case, it might enable them to ...

Interview with the Commando From The Biggest Loser Australia

MasterAbbott is back with another interview.  This time we have  The Commando from the reality TV Show : The Biggest Loser Australia. AKA : Commando Steve. If you haven’t heard of the Commando check out his official website here – or start watching The Biggest Loser Australia currently running on Channel 1o in Australia Wed,Thu,Fri and Sun at 7pm.   The Commando is without a doubt one ...

Are gamers warming up to Modern Warfare 2 character Soap MacTavish

Of all places to stop for a smoke, teetering on the edge of a cliff face has to be the most daring. This is where players of Modern Warfare 2 first saw the audacious Captain Soap MacTavish, the man they played in the first Modern Warfare. He has now risen to the rank of Captain and is the commanding officer of the elite Task Force 141. Like many before him, MacTavish has earned a fan following. Ga...

Activision stats and the social universe

Statistics. Guns. Multi-player.  Yea, you know it.  Activision has released some extremely interesting stats on what people are doing online. (Hint: they are playing Black Ops.) Let’s get started. The total number of registered Call of Duty: Black Ops players: Exceeds the populations of  Austria, Belgium, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands. Is greater than the audie...

University Helps New FPS Players

University of Abertay Dundee undergraduates (200 of them!) have launched Play2Improve, a free online service that will help train new FPS players.  It also provides work experience & training on marketing.  The program will work by simulating live action and using learning tools based on psychological research. It has been made with world champion gamer Paul McGarrity.  Play2Improve will make ...

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