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Tracking modern media audiences

Tracking modern media audiences

It’s no good shouting at an empty room. Publishers need to know where their audience is and how to reach them, and as the demographic of gamers broadens, this is ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 6th 2013 at 1:33PM in News
DICE: Modern FPS setting is "stale"

DICE: Modern FPS setting is "stale"

The general manager of Battlefield developer DICE has warned that fans will begin to abandon the FPS if developers don’t move to “revolutionise” the increasingly “stale” modern war setting.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2012 at 9:14AM in News
MW3 DLC restricted to one player profile

MW3 DLC restricted to one player profile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC can only be accessed by one player profile per console, forum complaints suggest. UPDATE: Activision aware of 'unintentional' problem.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 26th 2012 at 11:00AM in News
The father of video games thinks modern gaming is "a disgrace"

The father of video games thinks modern gaming is "a disgrace"

The man who is credited with fathering the modern video games industry has delivered a damning verdict of the modern games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2011 at 10:53AM in News

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85% of retro gamers buy new titles

85% of retro gamers buy new titles

The vast majority of retro fans actually keep up to date with the latest releases – not just the classics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2011 at 2:12PM in News
EA: Modern Warfare ‘damaged’

EA: Modern Warfare ‘damaged’

The Modern Warfare franchise may never be the same again – that’s the claim of EA Partners boss David DeMartini who thinks that the world-conquering FPS franchise may never recover ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 12:22PM in News
Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

UK games retailer GAME has once again targeted the popular Modern Warfare franchise for some heavy discounting with both new and pre-owned prices for the original Call of Duty: Modern ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 10:48AM in News

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Modern Warfare 2 slashed to £17.99

Modern Warfare 2 slashed to £17.99

Headlining this week’s Mega Monday at online retailer Zavvi is a quite unbelievable offer – the Xbox 360 version of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for just £17.99.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 2:46PM in News
Modern Warfare damaged by IW saga

Modern Warfare damaged by IW saga

Modern Warfare will live on, it will continue to sell by the bucket load – but both review scores and overall sales will forever be less than they were due ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 3:19PM in News
Infinity Ward ‘is not dead’

Infinity Ward ‘is not dead’

Though the flow of departures seems to have stopped – for the time being at least – tough times still lay ahead for Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward, but one ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 11:52AM in News
NPD: Modern Warfare breaks new record

NPD: Modern Warfare breaks new record

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has now officially cemented its position as the second best selling game of all time in the US, NPD has confirmed, with only Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 12:17PM in News

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MW2 Stimulus was ‘too cheap’

MW2 Stimulus was ‘too cheap’

Activision’s decision to give its Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus DLC a premium price point of 1200 Microsoft Points (£10.20) was met with outcry by much of the game’s fanbase – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2010 at 11:52AM in News
Crysis writer slams Halo and MW2

Crysis writer slams Halo and MW2

Few games have the triple-A credentials to take on the likes of Master Chief or Call of Duty – but the lead writer of EA’s Crysis 2 is confident enough ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 5:14PM in News
MW2 DLC to Stimulate retail sales

MW2 DLC to Stimulate retail sales

New DLC for Modern Warfare 2 should give the game a sales boost over the Easter period, according to Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2010 at 2:00PM in News
Multiplayer key to BFBC2’s long tail

Multiplayer key to BFBC2’s long tail

Post-release digital support titles is very much the trend nowadays and is proving a popular means of monetising new games, but EA sees its ongoing support for Battlefield: Bad Company ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 12:19PM in News

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MW2 DLC dated on Xbox 360

MW2 DLC dated on Xbox 360

Amidst the huge aura of uncertainty that currently surrounds the Modern Warfare arm of the Call of Duty franchise, Infinity Ward has nailed down a March 30th release date for ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 11:54AM in News
Modern Warfare 2 reaches 25m players

Modern Warfare 2 reaches 25m players

As many as 25m gamers have played Modern Warfare 2 online since its launch, according to developer Infinity Ward, who made the announcement yesterday on Twitter.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2010 at 1:29PM in News
West and Zampella clarify rights

West and Zampella clarify rights

In a further layer to the already astonishing events of the Activision-Infinity Ward saga, defendants Jason West and Vince Zampella have outlined what they say are the rights afforded to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 10:04AM in News
Activision: MW lawsuit ‘meritless’

Activision: MW lawsuit ‘meritless’

Publisher Activision as labelled the lawsuit filed against them by sacked former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella as ‘meritless’

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 9:06PM in News
Modern Warfare brand under threat

Modern Warfare brand under threat

Much about the acrimonious split between Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella and publisher Activision remains unknown, but one lawyer has speculated that the inevitable court battle that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 5:09PM in News
Infinity Ward still on COD duty?

Infinity Ward still on COD duty?

We know that new Activision studio Sledgehammer is working on a brand new ‘action-adventure’ entry in the Call of Duty series. We know that Infinity Ward is working on DLC ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 1:32PM in News
MW2 sold 12m in 2009

MW2 sold 12m in 2009

As part of its all-encompassing detailed report on the global video game market in 2009, GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold nearly 12m units ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 1:22PM in News
Jackson “enjoying games more than films”

Jackson “enjoying games more than films”

As an aside to his current frenzied press schedule to promote his latest film The Lovely Bones, film director Peter Jackson has made the surprise admission that he’s currently getting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 1:16PM in News
UK CHARTS: Just Dance ends MW2 run

UK CHARTS: Just Dance ends MW2 run

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s run, which has so far lasted nine weeks, had to come to an end eventually – but hardly anyone would have predicted that Ubisoft’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 10:14AM in News