A while ago Infinity Ward announced new DLC for Modern Warfare 2 called the stimulus package. Don’t get excited, Obama, this is not going to help the economy, all it is is a map pack. “The Stimulus Package delivers 5 additional action-packed multiplayer maps featuring a variety of locations: “Bailout,” a multi-level apartment complex; “Storm,” an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery; “Salvage,” a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars. Two legendary fan-favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare return, including “Crash,” … a war-torn urban environment; and “Overgrown,” which features a massive dry creek bed.” Says the DLC’s page on Xbox Marketplace. Although the map pack for COD4 was only $10, this one will be priced a little higher at 1200 ms points or $15. The DLC will arrive March 30 on the Xbox 360 [PS3 and PC dates TBA].
Ok I have a brother, he’s called Alexander and like me is already an avid gamer. However he isn’t exactly into the games I’m into, or more like he either isn’t allowed or can’t play them. It’s a shame really because he wants to be able to play the games I play daily and it’s probably really frustrated for him as of the game’s he does play, things like Wall-E and Transformers, he’s not very good at. So I decided to help him, to teach him a game. Forget the standard tutorials this sh*t is serious. But I didn’t want to teach him just any game, I wanted him to know how to play a hardcore gamer’s game. Something worth learning, not the new licenced version of a Disney film, something that will improve his reactions and teach him the PS3 controller. I then decided upon using a shooter, the obvious one of course was Modern Warfare 2: a AAA title that is fast paced and demands the player to be quick and precise at the same time. Modern Warfare 2 also features the Pit, a training course and the best way to train someone new to the shooters and Call of Duty.
I then developed a plan on how I was going to teach him Call of Duty. I have decided on 3 stages:
- Controller Familiarization: Teaching him the names and functions of the buttons of the controller.
- Game Familiarization: Getting him use to movement, aiming and game controls.
- Course Familiarization: Now he’s gotten a hang of the controls, I want him to learn the course and master it. This will refine the necessary skills needed for playing Call of Duty and by a certain extension other FPS games.
I’ll be doing stage 1 this week so keep a look out for the results on the site.
Another exploit on the Xbox 360 has left many level 70 players back down to level 7. The user “Noctis Everto” on the Infinity Ward forum posted this very worrying story: Keep Reading
As I promised, but a little bit late, G.I.N staff’s Game of the Year pick. For the nominees just look at the post below. Now, this took alot of thinking and I think we came up with a game worthy of this title. Sure everybody has their own GOTY, but this is ours. G.I.N as a whole came up with…drum role…Modern Warfare 2 as it’s GOTY. This title fully deserves the award due to amazing gameplay, interesting story and some of the best multiplayer ever. The graphics and AI were also very good, a bit fustrating on veteran, but thats how it is supposed to be on the hardest difficulty. I have put many hours into this game as well as the staff here and hope to put many more hours in as well. That’s our GOTY pick, stay tuned for some little league awards such as best RPG, best online game, best co-op and many more.
The year is coming to an end and the games have stopped coming out. It is now time to pick the game of the year. First up I will list the nominees, then later I will post the winner that will be picked by the G.I.N staff. The nominees are: