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FYI: Modern Warfare 2 Details, Win7 This Holiday

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Announcements

  • Logitech Adapter for PlayStation 3 Available in U.S. for $59.99 USD (via Logitech)
  • Spore Hero & Spore Hero Arena Coming to Wii & DS (via Edge-Online)
  • Windows 7 Slated for Holiday 2009 Release (via Microsoft)
  • Peggle Now on iPhone for just $4.99 (via PCWorld)

Miscellaneous

    • Red Steel 2 will be MotionPlus Exclusive (via Edge-Online)
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Details From GameInformer (via GiantBomb Forums)
  • Soap is in the game as a “grizzled vet” NPC.
  • Single player enemies will have “customized” weapons similar to the multiplayer component of COD4.
  • The ice mission shown to GI demonstrated the game’s open-ended approach to combat, showing how stealth can be implemented if the player chooses.
  • While the gameplay is open-ended, the story is “on-rails”.
  • Infinity Ward realizes that the “invisible line” where enemies will stop coming in COD4 wasn’t great, so they’re trying hard to eliminate that. Also, they are lengthening the single player past the 6-10 hour mark of COD4.
  • “Special Forces Mode” is a major part of MW2, a series of missions in the spirit of the Mile High Club from COD4. It will also have co-op in this mode. Gears-style bleed-out-and-partner-revive will be used.
  • Co-op apparently won’t exist in Story Mode.
  • Riot shields will be implemented in the game.
  • Zakhaev’s former associate, Makarov, is the “new face of global terrorism.”
  • Snowmobiles are used as a form of escape in the demonstration. Unclear whether or not the player will drive, shoot, or both.
  • Players will alternate using the two triggers to climb ice-walls.
  • Movable turrets will be used in SF mode and Single Player, no official word on online use.
  • IW wants to implement an accomplishment system to online, as they want to make their players famous.
  • Online mode will use a “Live-Patching” system, where IW can manipulate spawn logic or certain parts of a multiplayer map without doing a full-blown patch.
  • Another demoed area shows an enormous desert setting where Task Force 141 drops into a wasteland and must navigate a “lengthy trek” to a fully-rendered valley with scattered caves, reminiscent of Iron Man.
  • IW is focusing on details for the COD4 sequel, citing iced-up tire treads in the Russian level.
  • The game will run in 60fps (duh).

Let’s get this out of the way: $59.99 USD for an IR to Bluetooth adapter?! No thanks!

So this Modern Warfare 2 is starting off on the right foot. No infinite respawns for enemies, no shoe-horned co-op for the campaign and increased attention to details. They also debuted with my favorite kind of setting.

P.S – Don’t forget to give Peggle a shot!

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  1. newsflx
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    Steam seems to have followed Xbox Live on the ban band wagon. They banned 2500 PC gamers caught cheating on Modern Wrfare 2, and they say this is only the first round. http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/30/so-long-2500-modern-warfare-2-steam-cheaters/

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