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MW3: at War with Hackers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has gone to war with the dirty little hackers. Once you may have played a on-line game, and came across a guy who was flying or hiding in a rock. Most of these people are hackers and cheaters gaining an unfair advantage over us normal people. Well Activision says no more banning over 1600 people in the first few weeks of release:

”Any attempt to cheat,hack or glitch in MW3 will no be tolerated”, says creative strategist Robert Bowling on twitter. ”1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders.”

The hackers seemed to have gained the ability to exit the on-line map and hide in ‘unauthorised’ places.

”We will verify reports with in-game stats, in-game video recordings and other data to verify you were cheating” Robert bowling tweeted.

The bans have affected both PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 users. Rival game ‘Battlefield 3’ has had to ban players who found ways to gain thousands of points in matches.

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MW3 low Metacritic User Score

A few Days ado MW3 rated 2.7 out of 10, pretty embarrassing for such a big title I know. What shocked me the most was Glen Schofield, developer of MW3 coming out and practically begging on twitter for people to go and raises it, he said:

‘I don’t usually do this but, if you like MW3 go 2 metacritic.com and help our user score. It’s suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree’

Metacritic is a site that you can rate or grade entertainment like music , films and games. It is a great place to go to if you can’t decide if you want something or not, just remember it’s the public voting on the score.

The score has recently shot up to 8.7, but will you help?

A few people have now told me that most FPSs are a waste of time. To a degree they are right. If you take Modern Warfare 3 as an example then they would apparently be right. People are getting a tad bored and annoyed, they are restless of the same FPS formula being rolled out year after year. They’re tired of the over the top ‘block buster’ campaigns. The tech is tired yet the numbers hold? Why is this? Is the FPS scene stuck on its last legs or is it just a simple case of familiarity?

It’s a bit of both, the single player has really lost its way. Some people would say ‘who cares about single player anyway?’ well I do, I still play it and I still buy it – I want what I pay for! The strange thing is that it used to be the other way around, go back a couple of years to the PS2 era and the multiplayer was barely worth a shoot. Goldeneye is a good example of this, the campaign is awesome but the multiplayer lacking in places – great game though.

Some of these newer titles seem to have an ‘anything goes approch’ which does bring new ideas to the scene. Plus they weren’t afraid to test players, it meant your were a beast if you completed that level, or got that challenge. I am told you only have to look at Bioshock and CoD 4  to see this. Recently Battlefield 3 set the modern game bench mark in the single player scene, with its great graphics and more realistic story. Although the problems are, along with most other FPSs is: a linear story and no chance to explore and the way you can’t take another route that is taken for granted in multiplayer. It’s just walk up to your objective marker, kill everything and remember to take cover to recharge your health. CoD has those constant spawning enemies! You may race through the campaign you won’t remember what happened.

Part of the problem has got to be the characters, they are unbelievable, are you seriously supposed to feel sad when that animated guy who you saved his life for finally dies? Yes, but it’s never sad. You only ever shoot the bad guys because ‘they’re bad guys’. The bad guys nearly always run to one prescribed spot and pop their head up every couple of seconds. Are they trying to go back to the last decade? Is it too much to ask for to have proactive and reactive enemies. As much as the jet sequence in Battlefield looked good and the submarine level in MW3 looks good but they might aswell have put non-interactive cut scenes in. What’s up with the ‘quick time events’ at the moment?

All in all, if you don’t care about the poor acting, storylines and the predictable AIs then it’s a great time to be an FPS fan. If not then just make sure you love the multiplayer!

Just a quick update!

A few things to blog about, but such little time. First Battlefield 3 has been out just over a week and has sold 5 million copies but Call of Duty Black ops sold that in its first day. So the analyst may be right Call of Duty just might outsell Battlefield 2-1.

Minecraft has won the GameCity video game arts prize! It is a pretty beautiful game – in a blocky sort of way. It was announced at the end of the GameCity video game culture festival in Nottingham! It won over other big titles like Valve’s Portal 2. ‘Its a great honour to be compared to those games’ Says Swedish creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. the game has been bought over 4 million times world-wide even though it’s still a beta! Remember it is due out next month.

The Grand Thief Auto v (GTA) trailer is out. I don’t know much about GTA so I probably won’t be blogging about it.

007 Goldeneye: Reloaded comes out today for Europe. It stars Daniel Craig, with better graphics than the Wii version. A multiplayer is also included along with a story-line and a MI6 ops mode. For more info click this link.

Gaming Season has begun!

Games Glore!

Gaming Season, as certain people like to call it has begun, with the big titles coming or have come out! Battlefield 3, MW3, 007 Goldeneye: Reloaded, Forza 4, Need for Speed: The Run, Soul Calinur V and Ace Combate: Asault Horizon are among the titles. This really looks one of the best years yet in terms of Gaming! I just can’t wait till these games come out.

Battlefield 3 out now!

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 is out at midnight tonight! Raid those piggy banks and get down to your nearest game selling store. If your stuck on which game to buy, ‘Modern Warfare 3’ or ‘Battlefield 3’ click this link. Order at ‘Game‘ for one of the best deals. Here is some last-minute information you may need:

  • Battlefield 3 races a head of it time – with ‘Dices’ new ‘Frostbite 2’ engine it delivers high FPS for a smooth appearance.
  • There are 4 classes for multiplayer: assault, support, engineer and sniper some with special abilities equipment.
  • Vehicles such as tanks and jets can be flown in multiplayer.
  • The Maps are huge giving you more room and being capable to have a large number of players.

Remember to comment on how much you are looking forward to the game:

Battle Field 3

Today I was browsing YouTube and came across a ‘Gadget Show’ clip of a BF3 simulator where you are the soldier. You move – He moves, you shoot – he shoots … you get it. The full ‘article’ will be on Monday 24th October and looks a cracker. But the question must be asked, will there be a Modern Warfare 3 version? Watch the clip here.

Battlefield or Call of Duty?

Battlefield 3

A few people have now asked me whether they should get Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3. I  haven’t played battlefield, but I will try to tell you what I expect from each game. Telling you its strengths in Campaign, Multiplayer and any other Game modes.

Campaign – Having not played battlefield, I don’t now the storyline but I can tell you that both games are set at the same sort of time –  not so far in the future during WW3. I expect that in Battlefield you will fly and generally drive vehicles as well as be a foot soldier. In MW3 you will be more of a foot soldier using you gun a lot but calling in airstrikes and AC130s once in a while. The past Call of Duty’s campaign have let us down, the MW2 campaign was over the top – with no storyline. Apparently though Activision have focused more on a cinematic experience for MW3 and will have a storyline, following on from MW2.

Multiplayer –  Both games are set at the same time, and so should have the same type guns. Battlefields multiplayer is dubbed as ‘fair’ whatever that means. It is very team best, working in squads will benefits all of you. Going on a lone shooting rampage will not, because you’ll get shot with no one to back you up. Call of duty however you can play either and you get kill streaks from it! Activision has tried to make a fairer game that benefit people who plant bombs, capture flags and generally be a hero! Battlefield has bigger maps, they are vast but won’t you get lost? Call of Duty’s maps are tighter and quicker and generally you can remember them.

Modern Warfare 3

Mw3 also has a spec-ops and survival game modes both based on previous games. Survival is the zombies of MW3 and Spec-ops is from MW2. They should be fun but will they feel too familiar? Or get boring?

Which game do you want? leave your answer in the comments: