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CoD4 Patch Coming Soon


fourtwozero has this to say on the Infinity Ward forums:

Well I’m back from GDC, sorry for the lack of direct updates from me last week as my internet access was limited while in San Francisco. I did want to let you guys know however that the PS3 Feature Patch for Worldwide users (except for Japan and Korea) is starting it’s certification process.

It finished up internal QA at Activision today and is making it’s way to Sony so I probably won’t make the official “Hooray we’re in cert on PS3″ post till tomorrow but I wanted to let you guys know that it’s on it’s way there. The great news is that both the US and Worldwide versions of the patch are going to cert at the same time so no one should be left waiting while the others are going through cert.

This patch includes all the new features we’ve talked about such as Quick Mute, Additional Kill Cams, Recently Met Players, Sniper Rifle Improvement, Acog Scope Improvement, more Spawn Points, general connectivity optimization, etc.

Sounds cool. I’m especially looking forward to the mute capability.

PS3 Worldwide Feature Patch starting Certification Process

Published on February 28th, 2008 under ,

Call of Duty 4 Post-Mortem


IGN has a pretty good post-mortem with the IW folk about Call of Duty 4. Not only do they talk about the game as is, they also talk a little bit about what’s coming up:

IGN: How does downloadable content development work? Are the upcoming maps something that was in development at the time IW was working on COD4 and that they were maybe just held back or are they brand new creations?

Bowling: It depends. These specific maps we are working on now are 95% brand new maps that we started working on after the game shipped. There are a few we are working on that were maps we originally wanted in the shipped game, but didn’t get finished in time. I hope our community doesn’t feel we held anything back, because we put anything we thought was up to standard in the game. There’s a few that are [being worked on] that people will see and say, “Oh, this map is straight from the single-player, why didn’t they just put this in the original game?” But really, it’s a cool single-player level, but does that really work in multiplayer? And we try to make it work in multiplayer and we’re not quite happy with it so we don’t include it when the game ships. And we keep tweaking it after launch and adding ladders and new routes and making it more of a multiplayer map. And then once it’s finished it comes out as DLC.

So there are one or two that are like that and then the rest are like brand new stuff, 100% new concepts. It’s 100% stuff you haven’t seen in single player. It’s stuff where we sat around and talked, we listened to the community and people saying they want larger maps or more close-quarters maps or more sniping points. We take that feedback and start designing maps around that. What we’re working on now is a grab bag. What’s actually going to be released, I couldn’t tell you. We haven’t made those decisions. Right now we’re focused on making them great and we’ll worry about the rest later.

Can’t wait for those maps!

Call of Duty 4 Post-Mortem

Published on February 15th, 2008 under ,

Call of Duty 4 – Maps Incoming


Call of Duty 4

The guys over at Activision are working hard on some new maps for the PS3. The maps will be available in spring on the PlayStation Network. No word if they’ll be free or not. But new maps are always welcome regardless. I really enjoy CoD4, I’m currently at level 55, and staying that way. Not interested in prestige mode, lol. I don’t have that much free time.

Looks like spring will be a exciting time for PlayStation 3 owners. New Call of Duty 4 Maps, Home is finally out, possible LittleBigPlanet beta, etc.


Published on February 4th, 2008 under , , ,

Conflict: Denied Ops Demo Impressions


I quickly went through the demo by myself the other day, and I plan to go through it again with a friend. I’ve read about this demo online, and I remember that the gamer complained that there wasn’t anything special about the game.

Frankly, most FPS’s blur together, and none of them really have much that’s unique or special. What makes a good FPS these days is excellent execution plus the new maps that come with it. You have to admit, innovation in an FPS these days is pretty rare (with the exception of CoD4’s levelling up and perk system).

Therefore, I liked Conflict: Denied Ops. It had a small level to go through, and it was executed well. Some of the controller button assignments were a bit flaky, but I assume that I’ll be able to swap them out for a more standard configuration in the final game. (The demo did have three different configs, none really to my liking.)

I liked the ability to quickly switch between two different characters, though on at least one occasion I commanded the other character to join mine, but he got stuck on a piece of geometry and I needed to take over. But this won’t be an issue if two people are playing the game, and this is exactly how I plan to play this game. The demo was rather short, so I haven’t a full idea yet of what the final game will be like. But so far I give it a thumbs up. I hope the final game lives up to the promise.

Published on February 2nd, 2008 under ,

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed gameplay wrapped into one bundle of joy


Inside of me the hype I feel for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is slowly reaching a boiling point which hopefully will explode this summer. After so many subpar Star Wars games could this new title be a wonderful next-gen experience wrapped in Star Wars lore?

The only thing that could possibly worry me is could levitating enemies get a bit boring once the novelty has worn off?

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 29th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

X-Play’s Hands On with “The Bourne Conspiracy”



Any Jason Bourne fans? X-Play takes a look at The Bourne Conspiracy. The game features a whole new storyline(different from the movies) and aims to bring the Jason Bourne experience to your fingers….

Take a look after the jump.

[Via Kotaku]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 16th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LIVE Activity for week of 1/7



Xbox 360 Top Live Titles ( based on UU’s)
1 Halo 3
2 Call of Duty 4
3 Guitar Hero III
4 Gears of War
5 Rock Band
6 Assassin’s Creed
7 Madden NFL 08
8 Mass Effect
9 Forza Motorsport 2
10 FIFA 08

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
1 Omega Five
2 Metal Slug 3
4 Bomberman LIVE
6 Sonic The Hedgehog 2
7 TMNT 1989 Arcade
8 Worms
9 Arkadian Warriors
10 Marble Blast Ultra
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
4 Counter-Strike
5 Fable
6 Madden NFL 08
7 Call of Duty 3
8 Rainbow Six 3
9 Crimson Skies
10 Street Fighter Anniv.

Rhythm games it is. Rock Band and Guitar Hero III are in the top five. Aren’t peripherals supposed to be hard to sell? As far as Omega Five, has anyone bought and finish it here? If so, pat your self on the back. Ikaruga is up next whenever it releases if you haven’t already conquered that back on the Dreamcast or Gamecube.

[Via Major Nelson]

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

Published on January 16th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Want a Family Guy Faceplate? Bid for it!



The always helpful “Hawty Mc Bloggy” posted about this super cool Family Guy faceplate that is for sale right now on Ebay. The starting bid is $9.99 so your bank account won’t feel it that much right now. “Lois must die!”

Family Guy Faceplate for Sale [ebay]

[Via Hawty Mc Bloggy]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 15th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I can has Turok Demo? Yes you Can!(Update 1)



 UPDATE 1- Major Nelson has updated the locations of availability for the demo.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom

Good news Xbox Domainers! You saw the footage but now you can get some hands-on with the Dino blasting Turok. If you don’t live in Japan or Korea you can two step to the marketplace and download the demo which weighs in at 1.17 GB.

I want Impressions!

[Via Major Nelson]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 15th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s Raining Men(COD 4 Mass Suicide Video)


It’s raining men on the multiplayer map titled “Bloc” in Call of Duty 4. Be advised to bring an umbrella.

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 14th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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