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Riccitiello: Elite coming too early

John Riccitiello believes Activision is "leading with its chin" when it comes to launching Elite. Speaking to Industry Gamers, the EA CEO believes that Elite would have been better off” launching after Modern Warfare 3 had been released, and that Activision pushing the service is a response to the quality …

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2m sign up for COD Elite beta

More than two million consumers have signed up to participate in the upcoming Call of Duty Elite public beta. The figure was revealed by Activision’s social media manager Dan Amrich via his One Of Swords blog, where he also confirmed that the beta would begin on July 14th. He also …

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Activision: We had to unite COD audience

The need to support Call of Duty’s 30m worldwide user base is the reason behind Activision’s decision to press ahead with plans for the premium Call of Duty Elite service, the company has told MCV. "[Look at] the sheer scale of the audience – and not just by any individual …

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Dev criticises Call of Duty strategy

One indie developer has lashed out both at Activision’s decision to charge a fee for Call of Duty Elite and its failure, in his opinion, to evolve the franchise. "I don’t agree with it," Zombie Studios’ lead designer Jared Gerritzen told Gamasutra of the Call of Duty Elite service. "Right …

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E3 2011: COD Elite free features detailed

Activision has confirmed many of the features that will be free to use when Call of Duty Elite launches later this year. Listed on the official site’s FAQ, free services include the Career section (which lets players track their match and weapon performance) and Connect section (where players can joins …

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E32011: COD Elite beta kicks off in July

The public beta for Call of Duty: Elite is expected to go live on July 14th. Activision has announced the beta will be by invitation only, and will not feature the full services of Elite. Instead, it will give selected COD fans a taste of the experience” and will be …

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IN DETAIL: Call of Duty Elite

Activision has at last detailed the mysterious premium Call of Duty: Elite service. Going into public beta this summer, Elite will ship with November’s Modern Warfare 3. The service, as we know, has been developed by new Activision studio Beachhead though has also had input from Infinity Ward, Treyarch and …

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Elite is the future of connected entertainment

The man in charge of Modern Warfare 3 co-developer Beachhead has outlined his lofty ambitions for the pioneering new console service. We believe this is the future of connected entertainment,” studio head Chacko Sonny told MCV. Our goal is simple: to enrich the multiplayer experience. Call of Duty has the …

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COD Elite: ‘It’s something we have to get right’

This year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 represents far more than just another addition to the popular series – it’s also about a big step from a major publisher into further monetising what is an already massively lucrative gaming franchise. But the headline that Activision will struggle to escape …

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OPINION: Who’s the more foolish?

I don’t often get the chance to start a piece with a quote from Episode IV so I wasn’t going to turn down the opportunity. So. Call of Duty: Elite. Activision’s premium or not-so-premium online service addition to its powerhouse brand. You’re desperate to read about it, right? Well, sadly …

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