So, did you guys vote or did you just stay at home playing Halo 4? One will determine the fate of our country for the next four years while the other the fate of the universe. From that perspective the choice seems rather simple. But enough about that! Onwards to the industry’s current juggernaut. After that, get ready for a full on console launch come this Sunday. Too bad you won’t see any of those games here. I’m saving those for a special Coming Soon this Friday.
Let’s start with the truly tragic news. A suicide bomber managed to detonate his payload inside the Domododevo International Airport, an airport in Moscow. Thirty five people were killed, and over 180 were injured. This atrocious event is being compared with the infamous “No Russian” level found in 2009′s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by a Russian media company, Russia Today (via 1UP).
More than One Million Gamers Download Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack In First 24 Hours
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Microsoft today confirmed that last week’s release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package shattered Xbox LIVE(R) records as more than one million gamers worldwide downloaded the new map pack from Activision and Infinity Ward in the first 24 hours alone, surpassing the 2.5 million mark within the first week.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 30, 2010 – To celebrate the launch of the new multiplayer map pack – Call of Duty(R): Modern Warfare(R) 2 Stimulus Package, Activision Publishing, Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI), through its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), has delivered over $180,000 worth of Modern Warfare 2 games to the U.S. Navy.
Okay so we’re a little late to the party on this topic. That’s what happens when you’re not a big website like IGN et al. Life kinda gets in the way of things. Anyways, onwards to our Game of the Year.
It’s Sunday again and that means it’s time for another Week in Review. Nothing major to talk about this week, just a little game by the name of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Wait I’ve just been informed that the game is kind of a big deal so it look like we will have something to talk about this week then after all . With all the hype behind that game it was almost easy to miss everything else that happened this week and oh boy is there a lot to take in.
Do you remember when the Xbox 360 first came out, and the one game that made the 360 worth buying was Call of Duty 2? I remember playing that game well into the morning hours for a good week. I couldn’t believe just how good the game looked, and the way the game immersed you into World War II was just unreal. At that time, I honestly didn’t think that games could look any better. Of course, a couple of Gears of Wars and a Call of Duty 4 later, games did look better, but I’ll never forget that feeling the first time I walked around a little French hamlet and just being in awe of all the details on the houses and the streets. Or that part when the Germans were storming a Russian building and the Russians inside starts screaming and shouting to steel themselves for the assault. Why am I bringing this up? Because, I felt it again. After all these years and all the games that came out in between, I am once again find myself in awe.
Alright folks this is it! The week that everyone’s been waiting for. Ever since Call of Duty 4 came out 2 years ago and blew every console FPS players minds with its immersive campaign mode and crack-level of addiction that is the multiplayer mode, everyone’s been looking forward to the day that Infinity Ward releases the undoubtedly superior sequel. That day is this week! Get ready to get addicted to a whole new kind of drug. What’s that, you’re not into shooters? Well fortunately, Nintendo has a plan for you.
Hey gamers, it’s been a while since we rolled out The Week In Review feature. The causes have been the site going down, having lost data on the site and of course now the awesomeness in games that is this time of the year. But we’re back, there’s plenty of news to talk about so let’s get into it.