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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 – but one analyst thinks Activision should have charged even more for the download. The Stimulus Pack, which includes five multiplayer …

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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 of his game to take a swipe at two of the biggest names in the FPS genre. First off, sci-fi …

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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. The Stimulus Package went on sale this week (Tuesday March 30th) and is backed by a 1m marketing campaign. Developer Infinity Ward says the DLC, which features new levels for …

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Multiplayer key to BFBC2s 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 2 as serving another purpose – toppling Modern Warfare 2. The game is such a quality package with a best-in-class …

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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 the first paid DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360. The news comes from the cryptically …

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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. Robert Bowling, director of communications at Infinity Ward said: The 25m users is only made up of those who play the game online, with …

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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 them according to their deal with former bosses Activision. The Memorandum of Understanding gives West and Zampella creative authority over …

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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’ Bloomberg reports that the pair are seeking a total of $36m in damages as well as control of the Modern Warfare ‘subset’ of the Call of Duty series …

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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 is on the way could conceivably result in future releases in the Modern Warfare series being vetoed. On Tuesday it …

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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 for Modern Warfare 2. Beyond that, things get a little murky. Activision’s official statement on the saga yesterday claimed: A …

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