Checkpoint: Military Co-op Edition


Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 both feature co-op campaigns. DICE decided to throw six missions and entice players to play it by locking some multiplayer weapons behind it.

On the flip side, Infinity Ward and gang created a completely separate offline only profile featuring its own set of unlocks and progression system. They didn’t dangle any carrots because they were confident that they’re Spec Ops co-op mode was good enough to stand on its own.

I picked up Modern Warfare 3 for its Spec Ops and a bit of curiosity with its campaign and multiplayer. I picked up Battlefield 3 for its multiplayer alone. I would have been glad to have paid full price to have them not include the co-op and its single player campaign.

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140 Characters: My History With Call of Duty


I wanted to do a write up of my history with the Call of Duty franchise, but I realized that I didn’t care too much about the franchise outside of a handful of games.

Thus, I decided to write little blurbs of each instalment in 140 characters or less. The platform denoted in the brackets is the platform I first played the game on.

Call of Duty (PC)
Oct. 29, 2003

An epic WWII FPS that conveyed the sense of war unlike any game before it. Replayed it many times & still one of my fav WWII shooters.

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Checkpoint: Most Anticipated Edition


According to Activision, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer games and whoever else is responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, “the most anticipated game in history” is coming this Tuesday.

It doesn’t matter if I agree with the latter half of that statement, it’s going to be an interesting release for a number of reasons:

Not the Infinity Ward We Knew

Infinity Ward was decimated by the mass exodus which is why Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software had to step in and lend a hand.

We’re already seeing early comparison screenshots where the Xbox 360 version is edging out Sony’s platform on the technical side of things. I’m not expert, but those PS3 screenshots are reminding me of last year’s low resolution Call of Duty: Black Ops for the PlayStation 3.

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