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Irony lost on Daily Star

British tabloid The Daily Star has taken the mainstream media’s negative games agenda to a whole new low today with a story claiming that Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Pack, which includes a pair of night vision goggles, is to transform geeky computer game fans” into an …

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Xbox plans to rule Call of Duty sales

Microsoft says it can lead the way in Modern Warfare 2 sales and is backing the release with extra marketing support. The news follows the announcement of the Modern Warfare 2 super-elite Xbox 360 earlier this month, which comes with a 250GB hard drive, two controllers and a copy of …

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Modern Warfare 2 will ‘justify excitement’

Activision will redefine what constitutes a blockbuster when Modern Warfare 2 lands in just a matter of weeks. The Call of Duty title is riding a wave of hype and mounting pre-orders. Many are now saying the third week of November could represent the most lucrative sales spike ever for …

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Retail braced for COD’s ‘D-Day’

The High Street is reporting overwhelming demand for Modern Warfare 2. HMV’s exclusive Prestige Edition, which comes with a pair of night vision goggles, sold out in weeks. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of, if not the, most eagerly awaited games of all time,” said HMV’s head …

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Sony quiet on PS3 MW2 bundle

PlayStation 3 platform holder Sony has told MCV that it has nothing to say concerning the possibility of a PS3 hardware bundle to accompany the upcoming release of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Microsoft this morning lifted the lid on a surprise 250GB Xbox 360 bundle arriving alongside …

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Kotick turns $50 into $500

With increasing development costs putting upwards pressure on new releases to maximise their sales potential, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has explained that modern releases can now make ten time the revenue that they used to. In the last cycle of videogames you spent $50 on a game, played it …

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Square publishing COD:MW2 in Japan?

Despite the region’s traditional hostility to first person shooters, it seems as if publisher Square Enix is to publish Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Japan. The hint comes from a new splash page on the Square Enix website. Though the game is not named specifically, a large …

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Assassins Creed takes on COD

Some have been quick to peg the high number of releases slipping from Q4-09 to Q1-2010 as the ‘Call of Duty effect’, but publisher Ubisoft has stated that it’s confident that Activision’s shooter will have no negative impact on sales of the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed II. The first game we …

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Kotick could raise prices even further

With retail and consumers alike still getting to grips with the prospect of shelling out 54.99 for November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted that he would like to push prices even higher. When asked about the controversial subject as part of Activision’s post-financial …

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Modern Warfare aims for Wii

Activision Blizzard has followed up the recent news of a DS version of military shooter Modern Warfare with news of a port of the 2007 original destined for Nintendo’s Wii. Treyarch, the studio behind Call of Duty 3 and the recent Call of Duty: World at War, is said to …

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