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Modern Warfare 3 Details Leak 56

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fysdt writes "Details on the next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 3, have not simply leaked onto the internet; they have flooded. Among other details, a November 8 release date was mentioned. According to a report coming from Kotaku, what was just a month ago among the best kept secrets of the gaming industry — information on the next Call of Duty game — has now become anything but."
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Modern Warfare 3 Details Leak

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  • Or importantly.... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by jpedlow (1154099) on Friday May 13, 2011 @05:22PM (#36122822)
    ....SCREW YOU BOBBY KOTICK..

    ok now that I got that out of the way, I'd like to say that modern warfare 1 was brilliant, MW2 was fun but IWnet ruined it for pc gaming and killed the idea of having a LANparty. Now because of activision's "bold moves" EA has followed suit and it's neigh-on impossible to find a modern AAA shooter that allows you to have YOUR OWN (aka not rented) dedicated servers. Seriously, pc gamers helped make these companies huge, and now we're treated like we dont matter. I'm prettymuch done with both EA and Activision (ok, blizzard is the exception).. Sigh, I just wanna have a 32 person LANPARTY. :\

    • by bigpet (1695756)

      I am sorry to tell you this but Starcraft 2 has no LAN mode and BNET 2.0 has screwed over more than its fair share of LAN tournament games and even screwed up a few games in the GSL, the biggest professionally produced Starcraft league.

      As if that is not bad enough, I am pretty sure Diablo 3 will have no LAN either. Yay for Blizzard.

    • ...EA has followed suit and it's neigh-on impossible to find a modern AAA shooter...

      A My Little Pony fan, or just a case of confusion ... we will never know.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Know what you mean. Both myself and my brother have bought HL, HL2, CS, CS:Source, COD4, COD5, CODmw2 (my brother, not myself). Sad that in a house with a dozen PCs we can't play against each other with the latest games that... well frankly aren't as playable as CS. I don't even want a 32-person LAN party, just to play against friends and family. So glad I didn't bother wasting my money buying further into the COD franchise... now come on iD! What can I look forward to next?

      Phillip.

    • pc gamers helped make these companies huge, and now we're treated like we dont matter

      If it's any consolation, it's nothing personal. If they thought they could make more money by screwing over the console users and playing nice to PC users, they'd do that.

      For that matter, if they could make more money making the game and then not selling it to anyone, maybe playing it in a window and letting gamers of all types press their faces against the glass but never touch a machine running it, they'd do that gleefully.

    • Cheaters. PCs, your own servers, these are all too vulnerable to cheaters and their hacks. Punk Buster used to do a pretty fair job back in the day, but when Valve and their completely POS STEAM set up with VAC...another POS, everything went right into the toilet. When the only way to compete is to use hacks yourself, the game is destroyed.

      I am wanting to find a secure system to play in. I was hoping the PS3 would be free of these cheaters, but some punks have this burned down still. One of the posters is c

      • by Jesus_666 (702802)

        Cheaters. PCs, your own servers, these are all too vulnerable to cheaters and their hacks. Punk Buster used to do a pretty fair job back in the day, but when Valve and their completely POS STEAM set up with VAC...another POS, everything went right into the toilet. When the only way to compete is to use hacks yourself, the game is destroyed.

        The proper way to prevent that is to distinguish between games playes via the matchmaking service and games played on ded servers like Blizzard used to do with Battle.net games vs. LAN games. The matchmaking mode can be made as secure as you like while the LAN/ded server mode allows people to cheat as much as they want. Everyone is happy. Admittedly people will still try to cheat on the matchmaking service but you can ban their game's serial number if you find out. That would be a deterrent. You could even

    • by Ailure (853833)

      It's gotten to the point that when a game does have dedicated servers, it often boasts about it in it's advertising. Sure I consider it a huge plus too, but it's sad that it's no longer expected from a FPS.

  • it will a half finished game where you have to buy the rest?
    • by zill (1690130)
      Rumor has it only half of bin Laden's head is included in the game. The other half is DLC.
      • by blair1q (305137)

        Obama's using it as an ashtray.

        You'll never hear of it because he's keeping his smoking a secret from his wife.

  • CoD was good. CoD 2 was fantastic.

    It's been downhill ever since.
  • Playstation 3 (Score:3, Insightful)

    by xcfmx (25409) on Friday May 13, 2011 @05:31PM (#36122876)

    Sorry, no multiplayer on PS/3 because PSN will still be down.

  • $60 for 2/3rds of a game
  • How is this making slashdot's front page, yet we haven't heard a peep about Battlefield 3 yet, it's direct competitor who has been pounding their marketing war drum since at least October 2010? And arguably the better engine (not to mention an emphasis on PC localization).

    • by blair1q (305137)

      I'm sorry, did BF3 have superbowl commercials with Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant and other famous mofo's playing out the game's action IRL?

      No?

      Then CoD kicked their ever-lovin' asses in the drumbeat department, and any tiny thing they do from now on will have the impact of a full-out marketing blitz.

      • I'm sorry, did BF3 have superbowl commercials with Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant and other famous mofo's playing out the game's action IRL?

        No?

        Then CoD kicked their ever-lovin' asses in the drumbeat department, and any tiny thing they do from now on will have the impact of a full-out marketing blitz.

        Hmmmm......

        CoD IRL with Kobe Brynat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yzeCsv-qrM [youtube.com]

        or

        BF3 Fault Line Trailer (actual gameplay): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zw8SmsovJc [youtube.com]

        Yea I would definitely buy a FPS just because a basketball player was in the commercial, with no real gameplay, that aired during a football game. Consumerism at it's best I guess.

  • Leaked? How come all these 'leaked' video game articles always look like perfectly assembled press releases?

    Here are the original Kotaku articles:

    http://kotaku.com/5801226/the-modern-warfare-3-files-exclusive-first-details-on-the-biggest-game-of-2011
    http://kotaku.com/5801353/modern-warfare-3-multiplayer-features-battles-in-brooklyn-clash-in-mogadishu/gallery/
    http://kotaku.com/5801345/where-youll-go-how-youll-kill-and-who-will-die-in-modern-warfare-3

    I wonder if they were delivered pre-written?

    Full Disclosure
  • If it was a real leak I don't think seemingly legit sites like Kotaku would revel in the information the way they do. This sounds and looks more like an experiment in viral marketing.
    • by Dahamma (304068)

      Are you kidding? Kotaku is a Gawker property, ie. part of the same company as Gawker.com and Gizmodo, among others. Journalistic standards and integrity run pretty thin over there...

    • people seriously think kotaku is legit??
      i mean, after the gizmodo iphone shitfanning and gawker's complete ineptness to secure their users' info, i've stopped clicking on links to any of those sites.

  • DLC (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Seumas (6865) on Friday May 13, 2011 @06:04PM (#36123132)

    The annual release makes the previous games obsolete. What I hate about this (in concept, mostly, since I don't play much COD/MW) is that a game has about one year of life left at launch. Then they launch a DLC map pack three months in. So that's $15 for maps that have nine months of life left. Then they release more DLC six months in, for another $15. So that's full $15 price for only half the original life span. Then (if I recall) they usually release a third and final map pack for these (the last three titles, at least). So another full $15 for only a quarter left of the life span.

    You know these games are going to be popular. Just fucking make the content and release it up front. Charge another $45 for it and people are going to pay it, because then they can get a full year of content out of it (and those of us who grow tired of the same few maps in the first few months and stop playing out of sheer boredom, before the first map pack is even released will probably stick around longer).

    Also, this was "leaked" in as much as someone said "let's get this out there and see people's reaction while there is still time to change some of our direction if there is a backlash".

    • by billcopc (196330)

      Yeah, but you know... as much as I hate the DLC business model, particularly when the payee is Bobby "Money" Kotick, I kind of like the idea of new maps being added later in the lifecycle. I prefer that periodic refresh, over having them all available up-front and being overwhelmed. A big part of these games is learning the maps and figuring out strategies. If you start out with 20 maps, you'll end up playing each one half as often as if there were only 10 maps. I'd rather get good at the first 10, then

      • by Seumas (6865)

        Ideally, the price of the DLC would be pro-rated or maps would always be free or they would prolong the life of the game. I mean, the latest version of Counter Strike has been going for almost eight years, now. The latest version of MW/COD has been going for six months and will mostly expire in about five months. (I know some will still play beyond that, but the majority of the community moves on).

  • Really, does the Slashdotter crowd care? I assumed that Shub-Internet had risen and swallowed Activision and Infinity Ward whole. Are they still making games? A pox on the lot of them. Those jerks have proven conclusively that they hate us PC gamers, to the extent that most of the Infinity Ward employees quit and started a new company. I'll be waiting on that game, thanks. Keep your money. While I'm at it, screw EA too!
    • i thought mw and mw2 are the most pc optimized fpses you can buy right now? except for maybe crysis. and you think iw is shafting pc users?

      • by kuzb (724081)

        Yes, mechwarrior and mechwarrior 2 were both superbly optimized for the PC. Oh, you mean modern warfare - the game which has already come and gone and beaten the horse to death.

      • No argument there. MW2 may be the best PC FPS available. "Most optimized" doesn't mean "good", though. Yes, I think the lack of dedicated servers IS the shaft. My friends and I are still playing "cod: world at war", because we can control the server completely. Many hardcore multi-player FPS gamers aren't interested in anything without a fully dedicated server. I'm not worried, though. This void will be filled by another company, soon enough. The market will provide. -chris
  • The game will feature a storyline

    Well that's new...

  • "a Russian force invades Manhattan." Oh no. No no no no. Please can we come up with a new plot?
    • by Issarlk (1429361)
      What's not to like? It's highly original: they used russians instead of North Korean.
  • by kuzb (724081)

    Same tired rehash of the same theme. I wish people would actually innovate in games like they used to.

  • Games like this tend to go gold/platinum merely because gamers (or more likely, their parents) "buy the game on spec" sheerly on the brand name. The game industry gets it and uses that to their advantage. The trick is to discourage people from buying games like this so if you're a gamer and see someone who's making this decision and "just say no". Harder than it looks really ...

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