Posts Tagged 'Call of Duty'

The Necessity Of Originality

In a recent interview with CVG, CEO of Saber Interactive, who are currently developing Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, said that he didn’t know why “…derivative was always necessarily bad – if we put out a game that’s just as good

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The Necessity Of Originality

In a recent interview with CVG, CEO of Saber Interactive, who are currently developing Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, said that he didn’t know why “…derivative was always necessarily bad – if we put out a game that’s just as good

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Live Together or Die Alone

Any fan of LOST will remember the climactic speech given by Dr. Jack Shepherd as he attempted to unite a diverse group of castaways on a strange and hostile island. “Every man for himself is not gonna work. It’s time

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Live Together or Die Alone

Any fan of LOST will remember the climactic speech given by Dr. Jack Shepherd as he attempted to unite a diverse group of castaways on a strange and hostile island. “Every man for himself is not gonna work. It’s time

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The Inherent Invisibility of Choices and Consequences

Just as every action has a reaction, every choice has a consequence. No matter the magnitude of the choice, from whether or not to cross the street on a red light or joining the army. Unifying for these examples is

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The Inherent Invisibility of Choices and Consequences

Just as every action has a reaction, every choice has a consequence. No matter the magnitude of the choice, from whether or not to cross the street on a red light or joining the army. Unifying for these examples is

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There Is No Such Thing as Honor or Cheapness: Artificial Rules in Multiplayer Gaming

I am not a good person. Or, so I’m told, anyway. Be it XBL, PSN or Steam, I’m constantly inundated by cries and BAAAW’ings about how cheap I am, how I make the game less fun, how I shouldn’t be

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There Is No Such Thing as Honor or Cheapness: Artificial Rules in Multiplayer Gaming

I am not a good person. Or, so I’m told, anyway. Be it XBL, PSN or Steam, I’m constantly inundated by cries and BAAAW’ings about how cheap I am, how I make the game less fun, how I shouldn’t be

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Ninety Percent

I’ve often heard it said when describing games like LittleBigPlanet and Spore that user-created content makes a poor foundation on which to build a game. There’s a certain element of truth to this, which can be explained by an old

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Ninety Percent

I’ve often heard it said when describing games like LittleBigPlanet and Spore that user-created content makes a poor foundation on which to build a game. There’s a certain element of truth to this, which can be explained by an old

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UPDATED: Call of Duty Elite Incoming This Fall, Certain Components of the Service Will Cost Money

Yes. It’s happening, folks. Today Activision revealed to the Wall Street Journal that Modern Warfare 3 will launch with a subscription service this fall. Called ‘Call of Duty Elite’, the service aims to provide extra content and services not available

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UPDATED: Call of Duty Elite Incoming This Fall, Certain Components of the Service Will Cost Money

Yes. It’s happening, folks. Today Activision revealed to the Wall Street Journal that Modern Warfare 3 will launch with a subscription service this fall. Called ‘Call of Duty Elite’, the service aims to provide extra content and services not available

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5th Cell's Hybrid is "Marketable Innovation" at Work

The makers behind the quirky title Scribblenauts have revealed their philosophy behind balancing innovation and marketability. “We call it ‘marketable innovation’ here. Commercial viability is extremely important to us. When we do something, we don’t just throw it at a

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5th Cell's Hybrid is "Marketable Innovation" at Work

The makers behind the quirky title Scribblenauts have revealed their philosophy behind balancing innovation and marketability. “We call it ‘marketable innovation’ here. Commercial viability is extremely important to us. When we do something, we don’t just throw it at a

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The Mid Level Game

Cliffy B (the immortal Cliffy B) of Epic Games made headlines yesterday by declaring the middle class game dead. His point was that, as the industry went forward, there would only be room for the huge budget blockbusters, of which

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The Mid Level Game

Cliffy B (the immortal Cliffy B) of Epic Games made headlines yesterday by declaring the middle class game dead. His point was that, as the industry went forward, there would only be room for the huge budget blockbusters, of which

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Single-Player Review

With the exception of a brief ten minutes in the uninspired demo for Call of Duty 3 simply because it came pre-loaded on my 360, my entire experience with the franchise has been with its post-World War II iterations. Call

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Single-Player Review

With the exception of a brief ten minutes in the uninspired demo for Call of Duty 3 simply because it came pre-loaded on my 360, my entire experience with the franchise has been with its post-World War II iterations. Call

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Black Ops Mythbusters

Ever wondered if you could put C4 on an RC Car? Shoot down a Valkyrie missile? Shoot down a care package? Well, wonder no longer–here are some myths about CoD: Blops, tested out for your viewing pleasure. Players who are

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Black Ops Mythbusters

Ever wondered if you could put C4 on an RC Car? Shoot down a Valkyrie missile? Shoot down a care package? Well, wonder no longer–here are some myths about CoD: Blops, tested out for your viewing pleasure. Players who are

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