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Oct 19, 2009, 04:21 PM
 
I have a feeling that this is pure greed. IW saw how many servers were up and running (there are still loads of CoD2 servers which are active) and decided that they could make even more dosh if they controlled this activity. I'm sure that their IWnet will involve payment.

As an ex CoD2 server admin who was part of a really good clan and who played in leagues like Clanbase, it really is a kick in the teeth for 'da community'. There were some really really good mods, maps and ideas out there that enabled CoD2 and CoD:UO to be played years after.
     
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Oct 19, 2009, 04:29 PM
 
I have a feeling Activision is probably more to blame.
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 08:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I have a feeling Activision is probably more to blame.
Then its definitely greed.

BTW, I care about your CoD4 scores Dakar. I care.
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 12:33 PM
 
Color me worried about Dakar showing Fatty up with his MW2 skillz...
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Color me worried about Dakar showing Fatty up with his MW2 skillz...
Well unless there's Trueskill for playlists, there will be no way to know who's really better.
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 12:58 PM
 
I guess we'll have to rely on K/D ratios then.

It's looking like we'll be able to get a decent 'NN lobby going for this game, and my glorious return to XBL.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I guess we'll have to rely on K/D ratios then.
Nope. Nothing kills your k/d like playing an objective game type. So unless we never do that...
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 01:02 PM
 
I tend to gravitate towards TDM and Hardcore TDM anyways.
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 01:03 PM
 
Me too , but Groundwar (BTB) includes a few Objective gametypes.

Also, nothing will kill my k/d like the Hardcore learning curve.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Also, nothing will kill my k/d like the Hardcore learning curve.
I will.
     
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Oct 20, 2009, 05:58 PM
 
Nope, you're on my team.
     
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Oct 23, 2009, 03:13 PM
 
Nice.
     
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Oct 25, 2009, 05:31 PM
 
^Very nice find Dakar, cheers.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 10:38 AM
 
Modern Warfare 2 - 3rd Person View ... ?!?!?!!

i'll say intrigued until i get more info
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 10:45 AM
 
God damn it kb, I was getting to that.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 10:57 AM
 
The deal, as I understand it, is a frenchman managed to get a copy of the game (looking legit – how he acquired it, that is) and has been streaming it via justin.tv (also noted: a mexican who is doing the same). Among the larger discoveries were a new Third person mode.

This, of course, has the infinity ward forums in upheaval. The best theories I've seen put forward posit that this is something to attract the RS and GoW crowds. The important thing to note is that it appears to be limited to certain playlists.

Also noted was the first new perk, a 3rd tier slot named ninja. It looks to be the HBS counter, which is awesome (especially paired with cold blooded).

I'll continue to post any large revelations as I see them.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 12:06 PM
 
Oh yeah, less than two weeks to go, fellas.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 03:36 PM
 
Are you guys excited about 3rd person? If so why?

My own humble opinion : pile of sh1te. Its an FPS FFS.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 03:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Are you guys excited about 3rd person? If so why?

My own humble opinion : pile of sh1te. Its an FPS FFS.
Two things: Either you don't understand how it works, or you're an inflexible piece of sh¡te.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Two things: Either you don't understand how it works, or you're an inflexible piece of sh¡te.
3rd person is third person, its NOT a FIRST person shooter then is it? Call of Duty isn't a 3rd person shooter. From CoD UO to CoD2 to the POS CoD3 to now it hasn't been a 3rd person shooter. Its not being inflexible, its about keeping the best selling FPS franchise as an FPS.

Would you accept a 'go back in time to WW2' playlist for Halo? Gears? A zombie mode?

First there's the servers going under IW's control and now 3rd person. You have to wonder if IW have full control over MW2's development or are Activision peeking over their shoulders saying do this and do that. Think that I read on Kotaku or somewhere that Activision actually wanted CoD4 to be WW2 instead of modern. IW had to fight for it to be as it is.

I'd prefer more maps or more weapon possibilities than a 3rd person 'mod'. If that makes me an inflexible piece of sh1te then so be it. I doubt that I'm alone.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:10 PM
 
Let those who want third person view have it, I'll be tea-bagging their corpses in first person.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'd prefer more maps or more weapon possibilities than a 3rd person 'mod'.
It's not exactly a mod, CoD:4 already supports a third person view... it's a pretty simple addition, I doubt it's taking away from any content.
     
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Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
Let those who want third person view have it, I'll be tea-bagging their corpses in first person.
That's not possible.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
3rd person is third person, its NOT a FIRST person shooter then is it? Call of Duty isn't a 3rd person shooter. From CoD UO to CoD2 to the POS CoD3 to now it hasn't been a 3rd person shooter. Its not being inflexible, its about keeping the best selling FPS franchise as an FPS.
They've done that.

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Would you accept a 'go back in time to WW2' playlist for Halo? Gears? A zombie mode?
Yeah, why not? It doesn't affect me.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
It's not exactly a mod, CoD:4 already supports a third person view... it's a pretty simple addition, I doubt it's taking away from any content.
CoD4 on Xbox has 3rd person? Remind me where please.

Yeah, guess so, just means more to patch, more to exploit for those hackers on the PC. I'll try it, get pwned, complain about it some more, and get my head bitten off by Dakar.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:21 PM
 
He means ghost cam.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'll try it, get pwned, complain about it some more, and get my head bitten off by Dakar.
Only if you keep bitching about something that doesn't affect you.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Only if you keep bitching about something that doesn't affect you.
Stop moaning, me bitching gives you ammo to boost your post count. Plus you can use all those cultural references that I haven't got a clue about.
     
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Oct 26, 2009, 04:44 PM
 
Modern Warfare 2 will feature third-person mode for playlists

"It's not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game," said Bowling. The special mode can only be played in private matches -- toggled on or off just like "Hardcore" settings -- or in playlists that are designated for third-person play. According to Bowling, everyone playing in a third-person playlist will be restricted to the viewpoint. "This is just another cool way to play the game," he said, "you obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well."
Now everyone can shut the hell up about it.
     
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Oct 27, 2009, 02:16 PM
 
I'm going to put a very mild "spoilers" warning on this video.

It shows gameplay of one of the co-op missions, but doesn't reveal anything regarding single-player campaign and features stuff we're all familiar with.

YouTube - Modern Warfare 2: Special Ops ***** Coop Gameplay
     
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Oct 28, 2009, 06:29 AM
 
AC-130 as a sidekick, excellent.

And the 11th of Nov is a national holiday in France - wonder what I'll be doing?
     
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Oct 28, 2009, 11:52 AM
 
Looks like the IW Forums are either getting DDOSed or they figured out the best way to slow the spread of spoilers is to close their largest spreading ground.
     
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Oct 28, 2009, 12:00 PM
 
** Spoilers **

Modern Warfare 2 video

Really really bad quality and the video is in French.
( Last edited by mattyb; Oct 29, 2009 at 05:04 AM. )
     
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Oct 28, 2009, 05:48 PM
 
So apparently some really big controversial spoilers have been posted on the net. Just a friendly reminder that if you feel inclined to discuss it, use the spoiler tags.

I have managed to avoid any campaign spoilers thus far.
     
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I can't believe Soap was dead the whole time.
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Oct 28, 2009, 06:22 PM
 
Honestly, I don't care about the characters, I just don't want to know that some dude raised Atlantis from the depths of the sea and then uses it for an aerial laser assault of western europe.
     
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Honestly, I don't care about the characters, I just don't want to know that some dude raised Atlantis from the depths of the sea and then uses it for an aerial laser assault of western europe.
NO SPOILERS [email protected][email protected]! @[email protected]@!#O!&*@($*&%@!%!*(&%^^#[email protected][email protected]#@#____>>M!O#$U I






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Hahaha... good one Chuckit. I'm sure someday Dakar will be able to understand and fully appreciate that joke.

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Hahaha... good one Chuckit. I'm sure someday Dakar will be able to understand and fully appreciate that joke.
Yeah, I don't think chuckit is dick enough to post a spoiler after I specifically ask for people not to post spoilers. So try again.

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Joystiq did me the favor of posting the big spoiler in their headline. Vaguely, perhaps, but now my suspicions have been confirmed. Go, Joystiq. Try seeing how kotaku does things, assholes.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yeah, I don't think chuckit is dick enough to post a spoiler after I specifically ask for people not to post spoilers. So try again.
Shut up and finish watching the final 2 seasons of BSG already.

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Mad Catz's Modern Warfare 2 Controllers Look Downright Badass - Modern warfare 2 - Gizmodo

I'm loving the idea of the buttons on the back of the controller, a definite buy for me.
Picked this up today, to start practicing. It fits nicely in my (larger than average) hands, but the buttons on the back are a little bit awkward. They seem too small which makes them really hard to press with my "ring" finger. The bumper buttons are extremely large, which is also a little awkward. Overall though, it's a great controller, and I like not having to worry about batteries.
     
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I'm getting seriously annoyed with CoD4. To think that I'll have to go through another weekend (wet and windy one at that apparently) without MW2 installed really p1sses me off.

Might load up Fallout 3 just to calm me down.
     
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Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
Mad Catz's Modern Warfare 2 Controllers Look Downright Badass - Modern warfare 2 - Gizmodo

I'm loving the idea of the buttons on the back of the controller, a definite buy for me.
Looked at this seeing that my original elite controller's battery is on its last leg but seriously, no wireless version? what year is this? am i playing N64?
     
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I'm getting seriously annoyed with CoD4.
Hmmm?

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The supposed list of all the perks. Some don't have Pro and I wonder if that's lack of info or the state of the game.

It's worth noting that there's considerably fewer perks than last game,though that can be attributed to the new equipment slot, new attachments, and dropping some deadweight.


Tier 1

Marathon
Standard: Unlimited Sprint
Pro: Get over obstacles faster

Sleight of Hand
Standard: Faster reload
Pro: Aim down sights faster

Scavenger
Standard: Retrieve ammo from dead bodies

Bling
Standard: Dual attachments on primary weapon
Pro: Dual attachments on secondary weapon

One Man Army
Standard: Switch classes in-game (no respawn needed)


Tier 2

Stopping Power
Standard: Increased bullet damage
Pro: Increased bullet damage to cars and Killstreak vehicles

Lightweight
Standard: Move faster

Hardline
Standard: Killstreaks rewards require 1 less kill
Pro: Deathstreaks require 1 less death

Cold Blooded
Standard: Undetectable by UAV, air support, sentries, and thermal

Danger Close
Standard: Increases explosive weapons damage


Tier 3

Commando
Standard: Increased melee distance
Pro: No falling damage

Steady Aim
Standard: Increased hip-fire accuracy

Scrambler
Standard: Scrambles the radar of nearby enemies

Ninja
Standard: Invisible to heartbeat sensors
Pro: Move silently

SitRep
Standard: Insertions. Reveals enemy explosives and Tactical Insertions

Last Stand
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Nov 2, 2009, 11:52 AM
 
Dakar beat me to the post !!! The shame, the shame.
     
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Oh hey, the killstreak rewards are out too. Guess what, the mysterious large one is exactly what everyone thought it was!

Killstreak Rewards

3 Kills – UAV
4 Kills – Care Package
4 Kills – Counter UAV
5 Kills – Sentry Gun
5 Kills – Predator Missile
6 Kills – Presicion Airstrike
7 Kills – Harrier Strike
7 Kills – Attack Heli
8 Kills – Emergency Airdrop
9 Kills – Pave Low
9 Kills – Stealth Bomber
11 Kills – Chopper Gunner
11 Kills – AC-130
15 Kills – EMP (electromagnetic pulse)
25 Kills – Tactical Nuke
     
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So you get bling, which for me would be a silencer plus laser sight, then get Cold Blooded, and you're basically in ultra stealth mode. Sounds good, especially on the non-hardcore servers. Can't see the nuke being used much.
     
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Don't forget Ninja.
     
 
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