Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare yesterday! And today, another leak! The “Legacy” edition of the game will contain a Modern Warfare remaster.
Man. Infinity Ward gave me my favorite Call of Duty way back in the day with Modern Warfare 2. They also provided my least favorite (after like, the entire team or some shit, left for Respawn) in Ghosts. Here is hoping the three-year development cycle is kind to them and whatever they’re bringing this year.
We get to learn so many neat things from the lawsuit Activision rained down on the heads of Jason West and Vince Zampella, the founders of Infinity Ward. The latest? The fat loot they were due in 2010. Lots, and lots of Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers worth.
The great litigation arm wrestling match between two video game Douchebag Titans is finally over. A day after settling with everyone who left Infinity Ward save its founders, EA and Activision have finally decided to play nice.
How is this for legal jostling. Activision has been locking horns with Ex-Infinity Ward founders Vince Zampella and Jason West for fucking years now. Yesterday in its latest move, Activision paid out $42 million to Ex-Infinity Ward staffers. That’s a lot of money, right? However ain’t none of it going to Vinny and Jason.
I picked up Modern Warfare 2 last night for the first time in months. Four, to be precise. And I actually didn’t suck! Alright, that’s a lie. What I meant to say is that I didn’t suck anymore than I had when I last played it. This is a tremendous relief, since I put in a good amount of time improving myself to the point of just less than adequate. Phew!
Last night, I realized something while I was playing. I realized that I play my best when I blow my whole load. Of ammo. Duh. Like, my clip. You see, I can’t aim for shit. And often, I try and present myself as an adequate player. What a dumb idea! I’ll slowly aim, draw my sights on someone. And then by the time my fat fingers finally have them within my scope, I’m dead.
Dead, done, decimated.
So I said to myself, Drinkwater, you need a new strategy. Blow your whole load.
And it works! It really works. Blowing my whole load works. No trying to keep it in, to save face and be talented. Naw dude, I got to go the extra mile. At first I didn’t want to be that guy, spraying everywhere. It looks ridiculous, and it usually ends up with me on my back. But who the fuck cares, a kill is a kill, right?
And ever since I began just really firing away, I’ve noticed that I’ve actually begun to kill people. It’s sort of neat. Sure, it takes an entire round to finally drop the dude, but whatever. As well, I hope it’s especially demoralizing when they see me taking them out on the post-death Kill Cam. I’m just some asshole spraying everywhere. As usual.
You have to love a sensationalistic headline, don’t you?
Infinity Ward posted some CTF goodness over on their official Youtube. Holy shit is this gameplay footage gorgeous.
I’m just kidding about it the headline, though. Sort of. My brother worked at a summer camp and told me that some kids played CoD and you know, had years to go before their first nocturnal emission. My therapist’s kid plays it, I think he’s thirteen. EVERYONE plays it. It’s universally loved. Like pizza.
[ story via kotaku ]
Wait, you mean shit leaks from video game conventions? Publishers have to know the best way to do free ‘viral’ press is to just show something at a convention. Only an asshole would think that they’re going to air it without it getting caught up on some one’s Cell Phone / Clatter / Super Spybot. Just check out the video. Some live footage of Modern Warfare 2, which is promising to sell four-zillion copies this winter. Frat boys, legit gamers, and pre-pubescent kids with bad parents will all be waiting in line together for this shit.