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MW2 dev costs put at $40-50m

Infinity Ward prised as much as $50 million from Activision’s budget to develop Modern Warfare 2, reports suggest. That figure is thought to be far less than Infinity Ward had initially been offered. The $40-50 million that Infinity Ward spent – a number quoted by anonymous sources in an LA …

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Call of Duty inspires new retailers

modern warfare 2 has enticed yet more retailers into games, with petrol vendor BP the latest non-traditional chain to start selling triple-A product. The latest Call Of Duty was available at over 300 BP stations from midnight on November 10th. And now the firm wants to expand its range in …

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MW2 sales pass $550m worldwide

It just can’t stop breaking records! Publisher Activision Blizzard has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold-through a staggering $550m in its first five days on sale. The company believes that this is the best five-day launch in the history of entertainment – including video games, cinema and …

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Activision denies Russian MW2 ban

Despite widespread reports to the contrary, publisher Activision Blizzard has firmly denied that its recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia thanks to its controversial terrorist level – which, incidentally, is called ‘No Russian’. Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been …

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Modern Warfare spin-off on the way?

Considering the unparalleled success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Activision Blizzard would rightly be seen to be quite mad if they weren’t planning to take advantage – so talk of a possible series spin-off, whilst purely speculative, is also highly believable. Craig Fairbrass, the man who provides the …

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Take a bet on Modern Warfare 2

Following its jaw-dropping day one UK sales, online bookies PaddyPower have revealed a number of new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 related bets including 1/3 odds on it going on to become the best selling video game of all time. Punters are now also able to bet on just …

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BBC all over Modern Warfare 2

The BBC has this morning across its many outlets dedicated lots of time to the release of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which went on sale around the world at midnight. Amongst other coverage there is a substantial piece on the BBC News front page and there were …

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Morrisons goes low on MW2

As predicted yesterday, UK national supermarket Morrisons is this morning the cheapest place to pick up a new copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game costing just 25.99. This undercuts closest rival Sainsbury’s by 1p. However, despite reports …

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Could MW2 price drop further still?

It’s already the most competitive price war the UK games industry has ever seen, but the most dramatic could yet be to follow as the High Street prepares for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to be released at midnight tonight. Sainsbury’s is currently leading the price charge by chopping …

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Ministers debate game violence

Video games violence and the economic worth of the UK games industry took centre stage at a heated debate in the House of Commons this afternoon, as Labour MP Tom Watson took it on himself to defend the sector from the types of accusations regularly thrown around by the press. …

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