Someone somewhere's decreed this week to be multiplayer reveal week. Rockstar's doing its duty with Grand Theft Auto 5's online modes tomorrow, and Activision's doing much the same today with the first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer. Never ones to do things in half-measures it's flown half of the games press to Los Angeles to see it up close. Wesley Yin-Poole's our man on the ground, and he'll be bringing you impressions and interviews early tomorrow.

Activision's also streaming the event live, and we thought we'd join in the fun by bringing you a livetext from some of the more exotic reaches of the globe - so that'll be Brighton and Lewisham, then - as we all wonder if Colin the dog's made it into Call of Duty's multiplayer, and whether there's clan support for online packs of hounds. Join us here from 6.30pm BST to see it all kick off.

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16:32

It's breakfast time in downtown LA. I had little ham and cheese croissants. What did you have for breakfast?

Soon I'll be heading off to the COD: Ghosts multiplayer venue for check-in and lots of other boring stuff. We're on target for a 6.30pm UK time start, as a soldier in Call of Duty might have said.

Roger roger.

18:17

It's the one you've been waiting for, the gaming event of the season! Or at least the one of this afternoon. Activision's preparing to unveil Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer, and judging by the push it's giving the reveal it's going to be something noteworthy.

18:18

Or it could be the same old same old. Or, even more excitingly, Colin the dog's going to be involved in some capacity.

18:19

Which one will it be! There's only one way to find out! And that's by giving over the next hour of your life to see whatever Activision pipes out of LA Live.

18:21

There's just enough time to watch this before it all kicks off in LA, which should get you in the mood and may hopefully set the tone of what's to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nvfQw8UCDE


18:23

I'd love to say we're coming live from LA Live, but that's not quite true.

18:24

Wes is there on the ground for us, but in an amazing turn of events the press have been placed in a venue with no wi-fi ensuring they can't communicate with the wider world.

18:26

So we're coming to you from the slightly more glamorous Ladywell, where I just popped out and bought a bowl of aubergines for a pound.

18:26

That'd be eggplants in the US. And it'd be a dollar. Think a bowl's a bowl over there though.

18:28

So what can we expect from Ghosts' new multiplayer? Black Ops 2 went after the eSports crowd last year, and it's safe to assume Ghosts will too.

18:28

Hopefully we'll also see some of the evolving levels that were glimpsed at E3.

18:29

Battlefield 4's got a similar feature, of course, called *ahem* Levolution. Eugh, I think I've got sick in my mouth. I promise that'll be the last time I allow that word on the site.

18:30

What made-up words can Activision and Infinity Ward come up with? How can we expect to see the English language slaughtered tonight? I'm literally dying with excitement.

18:31

It's happening! We're promised some disturbing content, which is always a good way to kick things off.

18:32

A quick reminder being delivered of Call of Duty's global impact, should you need reminding.

18:32

Which basically amounts to Jimmy Fallon firing a bazooka.

18:33

Hirshberg's on-stage. One of the more handsome execs for sure. Definitely top ten material.

18:34

It's obviously a big year for games, he says, alluding to the next gen consoles.

18:34

Be interesting to see what impact next-gen has on MP - will we see bigger player counts on PS4 and Xbone?

18:35

A lot's changed since Call of Duty launched - Brosnan was playing Bond back then. Ah, happy days.

18:35

Reminds me of Donlan's spot-on take on CoD's 'late-Brosnan' period.

18:36

You can't count on much in this world, but you can count on CoD says Hirshberg. Then something about setting your hair on fire. Can't tell if that's a veiled threat.

18:36

Anyway, enough of the guff, here's the game.

18:36

And most importantly, here's Colin the dog.

18:37

So Colin's confirmed for MP. That's it, show over, everyone go home. We're done.

18:38

Oh, there's more. Something about Dog Tags, which I excitedly thought was a new Colin-based mode until my brain clicked into place.

18:39

The Eminem song you heard made its debut in that trailer, btw. It's called Survival.

18:40

Oh, and here he is! I didn't realise Eminem was still a thing, but I'm massively out of touch.

18:40

There are three main pillars to Ghosts' MP - first your soldier, which is customisable.

18:41

Nephirion says:

dog looks overpowered

Cat DLC will restore the balance.

18:41

Dynamic map events - or destructible scenery on some level - plays a part.

18:42

And there will be seven new game modes, and 30 new weapons - plus an entirely new weapons class.

18:42

You can take your MP profile with you anywhere, across tablets and, I think, across different consoles.

18:43

There's a new mobile app that builds on CoD Elite.

18:43

That comes complete with a new metagame called Clan Wars.

18:43

And 60fps is on all platforms, current and next gen.

18:44

Exec producer from Infinity Ward Mark Rubin's now on-stage.

18:45

This is all super-lavish for the reveal of MP mode, btw. Can't imagine any other series going to these lengths with a full-blown stage show etc.

18:46

In Ghosts you'll be able to fully customise your soldier, from their head to their outfit.

18:46

And you can play as a female soldier. I'd applaud that, but it's been how many years for that to arrive?

18:47

Anyway, Dual Render scopes allow you to look down the sights and maintain some peripheral vision.

18:48

Perks this time - they have different values, and you've a set amount of points to allocate.

18:48

Kind of like the Pick 10 mode introduced last year (excuse me if that's wrong)

18:49

Colin's one of the killstreak rewards. He'll accompany you in stages. Go Colin!

18:49

Airstrikes are being phased out in favour of more ground attacks, which is a welcome rebalancing.

18:50

And! There are no more deathstreaks. A brief pause for applause from Rubin after that, but it's slow in coming.

18:50

You get to choose what unlocks with Squad Points now, so you can define your own path.

18:51

New modes time, yo.

18:52

Cranked is like Deathmatch, but you'll get faster once you've killed people. There's a catch though - there's a timer, and if you don't kill someone before it reaches zero you explode.

18:52

The Statham-inspired mode we've all been waiting for, basically.

18:53

Search and Rescue is something about picking up tags but I was too busy daydreaming about Statham to take any notice.

18:53

Squads is a new mode that lets you play alongside AI, which is much improved this time out, apparently.

18:54

Squad takes MP, mixes in AI and.... Let's you play co-op and solo. You can bring your squad of soldiers with you, and earn XP for them as you play.

18:55

Safeguard's a Squad mode that's a wave-based mode. Waves!

18:56

We're now onto the destruction side of the maps. I also think I just saw Wes in the crowd. Hi Wes!

18:57

Buses will tumble, lifts will fall. Kennels will explode.

18:58

It's the most visceral experience yet. How visceral can they go? I want nothing less than chunks of tripe spewing out of the screen at me thanks.

18:59

There's contextual lean in there now, which leans around corners without you needing to press a button.

18:59

Plus, mantling. You can be a mantler. Go mantle things.

18:59

A knee slide, too. I'm probably alone in enjoying the dolphin dive of old. It was funny, at least.

19:01

Sound design seems to have taken a leaf from Dice's book. Actually, a fair few things seem to have take an leaf from Dice's book.

19:02

The contextual chat, too, seems familiar.

19:02

Rubin's assuring that the current-gen versions will also benefit from some of these next-gen 'innovations'.

19:03

And now onto eSports - it's the exclusive FPS for MLG in 2014.

19:04

It's Fwizz and Benson. Sounds like an awful puppet pair, look like a pretty awful puppet pair.

19:04

Anyway, they're big shot shoutcasters and they're about to shoutcast a live match between some pro players.

19:05

I don't think this will be quite as sweary as the championships we saw earlier this year.

19:05

Cranked's the mode being shown off.

19:06

And the map's Strike Zone, a small baseball stadium.

19:07

Cranked does look brilliantly mental.

19:09

There's a reason FPSs aren't as popular as MOBAs when it comes to eSports, I think, and this is a perfect example of why. So hard to read the action when you're swatting around between different perspectives.

19:09

The fact they're playing a mode as fast-paced as Cranked doesn't help.

19:10

I just saw Colin in action. Can we cut to Colin-cam plz?

19:10

And we have a winner. The Ghost Squad. Go Ghosts.

19:11

Here's exec Yale Miller to take things down a notch or two. It's mellow hour with Miller.

19:12

Cross-stats for 360 and Xbox One is a pretty neat feature.

19:13

The app allows you to edit your loadout pre-game, and select your next one in-game too.

19:13

You can create clans, join them or manage them from the app too.

19:14

And you can edit the clan emblem from the app too.

19:14

Plus! More! Clan vs. Clan playlists.

19:15

Clam wars is the last thing they're excited about. I'm pretty excited about it too.

19:16

Nephirion says:

@Martin Robinson, do you know if these features will be available on PC?

They're saying they're available on all platforms, so I'd assume so.

19:16

Nephirion says:

@Martin Robinson, do you know if these features will be available on PC?

Probably not the Wii U, though, because Wii U.

19:17

Hirshberg's here to drive us home.

19:18

That's a lot of features, and some mildly interesting ones too - can't say there's anything there that's going to drag me from Battlefield this year though.

19:18

Season Pass is back, which gives you 4 DLC Map Packs. You get a Ghost character pack too.

19:19

This is good news -the season pack is available cross-gen. So get it for 360 then upgrade to Xbox One and you can take the content with you.

19:19

Hope that sets a precedent - a lot of publishers haven't committed to anything like that yet.

19:20

The Prestige Edition is being introduced by some clowns kicking down doors.

19:21

I think maybe you've got to be there to get it? Anyway, 1080p helmet cam is included in the Prestige Edition.

19:22

There's an MP world tour that's bringing the game across the world - heading to London on 26 September.

19:22

That's the Expo, ain't it. Subtle plug there.

19:24

So you'll get a free Prestige Edition if you come and play it at one of the events.

19:24

And that's that. Not enough Colin, obviously, but an awful lot of everything else.

19:25

We'll have more details on the MP from Wes who's out in LA tomorrow. For now, I'm about to do one.

19:26

Tata, and enjoy the rest of your evenings!

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    slandshark 5 years ago
    Is Call of Duty Ghosts really a next gen game?http://youtu.be/weFXRmOPrxE
    Nades 5 years ago
    I think it looks pretty good.
    Brahmeister 5 years ago
    WOW....this was underwelming.
    OtisBDriftwood 5 years ago
    Lookatmynamenowbak2u 5 years ago
    Please be the year everybody says no. Just fucking leave it on the shelves this year fellas please.
    danidrums 5 years ago
    how about...no.
    xuiton 5 years ago
    just looks the same. god this game is shit. people only buy it because people they know buy it so they will have someone to play it....
    Dogs-in-Hats 5 years ago
    looks like an average 360 game - sorry
    Dogs-in-Hats 5 years ago
    Good lord :|
    patchbox360 5 years ago
    meh
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Thanks Martin. I i know i wont be the "trendiest" person on EG for saying this but i enjoyed that. The game looks like fun to me.
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    A free prestige edition if you go to one of their events. Im fucking there. I can get to London and back for a £30 quid train ticket in sardine class. Sounds like a good deal to me.
    DacoitOne 5 years ago
    Can't we just get back to a time when shooters where just all about shootyface and huge lulz? This is all so OTT over an fps I can hardly even register it.
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    @albo everybody knows how much they make..they announce it. They are pathetic..
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    A CoD trailer just wouldn't be complete without some fucking awful music!
    albo 5 years ago
    Activision trying to play the good guy card
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    @oceanmotion burn amount you unleashed is equal to a 1 ton of napalm.
    oceanmotion 5 years ago
    or give 1% of your profit and that is a lot more than 10 million.
    joelstinton 5 years ago
    Skinja you don't have to watch it!
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    Wow, just what I've always wanted. A fucking dog tag!
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    Fucking lucky bastards
    TeflonDan 5 years ago
    We do a lot for charidee but we dont like to talk about it
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    @Skinja NO WE WILL RUN THIS SERIES TO THE GROUND AS LONG AS WE PROFIT WE DONT GIVE A F^!K
    Skinja 5 years ago
    Mother of god can this end already.
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    How many will end up on eBay? :p
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    Call OF Duty Ghosts riot confirmed ! COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU ! BRING YOUR KNIVES AND BASEBALL BATS TO BEAT NERDS !
    oceanmotion 5 years ago
    Bribe.
    DacoitOne 5 years ago
    So bad they have to give it away for free!
    Skinja 5 years ago
    Giving it away to the people is pretty cool.
    joelstinton 5 years ago
    Eurogamer Plug!
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    If doritos pope endorses it i will buy it.
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    Now you can look like a twat when you buy the Prestige Edition!
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Ok, this is just embarrasing now.
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    BREAKING AND ENTERING INCLUDED ! 2 YEARS PRISON SENTENCE FREE IF YOU PRE-ORDER !
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    Battlefield 4 will have a season pass, don't really see how it's any different?
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    And now for the bloody special edition bullshit!
    Skinja 5 years ago
    Ok who wants to buy a fucking camera really?
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    @VideoGameAddict25 dude..you know this was gonna happen. Free updates/additions was a thing of the past. It happened in the 90's. Season pass is gonna belike 50 dollars. You know..this.
    Skinja 5 years ago
    Raven made that kick ass wolverine game. I wish they made another one.
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    Season Pass? Oh you can fuck right off!
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    SEASON PASS CONFIRMED ! (anyone suprised ?)
    joelstinton 5 years ago
    That be pretty good if they incoporated that into normal online modes, do region vs region or something.
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    @cyclog1231 I'm in the UK. I just don't want to see twats staring at a fucking CoD app everywhere I go!
    Skinja 5 years ago
    Skippidy. Just checking if it works.
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    @Martin Robinson, do you know if these features will be available on PC?
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    @VideoGameAddict25 dude arent they all around already ? I am not from USA but they are even around here..
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    No one gives a fuck about all this ipad, mobile phone shit.
    Azryial 5 years ago
    COD APP, coming to you for the low low price of £100
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    Great, now there are going to be 12 year olds everywhere with iPhones!
    trampstar 5 years ago
    Theyre still pushing the cat piss Elite bollocks?
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    Penises and swastikas confirmed for Ghosts too !
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    Your iphone gets hacked your account gets hacked too..lelz commence
    oceanmotion 5 years ago
    Too old for this shit comes to mind. I would probably still be working my way through the create a soldier, perks etc. then go into a fit when I start playing. What the hell is going on. Dead.
    VideoGameAddict25 5 years ago
    A fucking app? Really?!
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    Its about gamestop stuff where you pay 20 dollars to convert your xbox360 games to xbox one.
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    Mountain Dew plz
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    We need Doritos Pope...is he around ?
    AgentDaleCooper 5 years ago
    343i are watching this with a keen eye.
    cyclog1231 5 years ago
    Martin Robinson confirmed for not knowing how F2P games Jesus buddy..are you new around here ? have you ever seen the quality of a F2P FPS work ?
    BritishBlue1 5 years ago
    Is that fella british or what? He sounds strange.
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    Don't think you can stay long enough to blow up in cranked. Seems not too well through out apart from preventing camping
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    They look hard as hell :p
    Randy-Butternubs 5 years ago
    Who are these twats?
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    Battlefield chatter copied. #original
    oceanmotion 5 years ago
    Contextual wall leaning will be patched out. What a bad idea.
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    "Contextual Leaning" Oh great, as if people corner camping wasn't bad enough already. Now its gonna get 10x worse. I don't like that at all.
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    Mantling!! Never saw that half a decade ago on other games. Leading the way with this one
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    Two singe bits of destruction on one map with a predefined point of explosion. Wow........not
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    All shotgun squads, I can see it now
    oceanmotion 5 years ago
    Are 343 Industries there taking notes ?
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    No deathstreaks is a welcome addition. I really hated painkiller and dead mans hand. They were cheap as hell.
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    Ok. Cranked and search and rescure are welcome additions
    smally 5 years ago
    Customisable look of your character? I've never found this to be interesting enough for online play
    Hyperspud 5 years ago
    Dare we even mention Kinect?
    Randy-Butternubs 5 years ago
    I can't believe they're actually having an event just to reveal the multiplayer for Call of Duty. This franchise has gotten far too big.
    BritishBlue1 5 years ago
    To be honest it looks like shit but you have to sacrifice something for 60fps
    rpggamer35 5 years ago
    Even GTA 5 looks better. and that's on a PS3
    weaselrat 5 years ago
    I hope that reveal was current gen because it looked shit
    PrivateFloyd 5 years ago
    engine looked exactly the same as current gen?
    BritishBlue1 5 years ago
    any o0ne elses stream keep cutting out?
    rpggamer35 5 years ago
    I am not impressed. same old shit over and over again. Leave it to EA and MS to fuck it up.. yet again
    Nephirion 5 years ago
    dog looks overpowered
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Destructable scenery? Well its about time.
    PrivateFloyd 5 years ago
    **cringe**
    Ace-Reject 5 years ago
    he's talking shit so maybe
    samharper 5 years ago
    Die Another Day came out in 2002, didn't CoD 1 come out in 2003? /pedantry
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Did he just say "shit"?
    PrivateFloyd 5 years ago
    adrenalised?
    samharper 5 years ago
    Call of Doody Dawg! Comin to save America!
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    The old jeans and suit jacket eh. The classic middle aged man attire.
    joelstinton 5 years ago
    Heh bet they don't show that tournament clips where people f'ing and blinding
    DoomedSeraph 5 years ago
    This is going to have to be pretty special to make me want to buy it...
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Please be as good as MW2. Every CoD since then has been gash.
    BritishBlue1 5 years ago
    So we get watch the vid AND post comments at the same time. After E3, you are spoiling us Eurogamer!
    rpggamer35 5 years ago
    Stopped playing COD when my nephew (who is 6 years old) beat me with headshots. God.. i feel old. Still intrested to see what's gonna happen.
    karlo87 5 years ago
    Shit guys can't wait to see the exact same game y'all been playing since 07
    rpggamer35 5 years ago
    thnx Dogmanstaruk. i am living in europe so the time is off..
    D00M2 5 years ago
    @AHiFi I love that episode :)
    rpggamer35 5 years ago
    Oy! where is the live stream?It's 18:30
    wogsy81 5 years ago
    Im much more of a cat person myself. And besides, bomb cats would make a far better killstreak. They're a lot more agile and much smaller making them incredibly difficult to shoot.
    RGeefe 5 years ago
    bomb dogs you say?
    GodofDuty 5 years ago
    I wish COD could do a Second World war game.
    Dowr 5 years ago
    7 kills streak reward = play the Alpha male commanding your wolf pack.
    rickster999 5 years ago
    Hope these aren't screen caps, look a little ruff to me.
    jetsetwillie 5 years ago
    hoping that add dolphins with guns.
    Daeltaja 5 years ago
    Why wait? There is plenty of Ghosts footage on YouTube if you search under CODMW2, CODMW3, BLOPS, BLOPS 2 etc.
    Pynchon 5 years ago
    I hope they ensure you responsibly clean up after CODDOG when it drops a 'care package'
    Darren 5 years ago
    If it's on the PS3 or Xbox I will pass but I'd be more in interested in seeing it running (even I have no intention of buying it) if it was on the Xbox One, PS4 or even the PC. I don't think I need to explain why but if I do then it's to check out the new technology.
    Lolatron 5 years ago
    http://www.tibed.net/editing/ra2/For all your exploding dog needs.
    Scrapper 5 years ago
    @PSfourskin well they seem to think a twelfth sequel needs a 'reveal'. What could they possibly do new?
    PSfourskin 5 years ago
    @scrapperin a 'shooter' yeah im willing to put money on it.
    karaokequeen3 5 years ago
    @AhiFi The Day Today is top stuff and unerringly accurate...
    AHiFi 5 years ago
    Bomb dogs, you say? We'll also need a quote from a Sinn Fein representative on helium as well.
    gallow 5 years ago
    I wonder if there will be plastic bags?
    jetsetwillie 5 years ago
    looking forward to reading how uninterested people are in this and how sad CoD makes them feel.
    DreadedWalrus 5 years ago
    #XBOXGHOSTS? What kind of a hashtag is that?!?
    ibenam 5 years ago
    That picture will haunt me forever o_O
    karaokequeen3 5 years ago
    Is it worth a live blog, this?
    Scrapper 5 years ago
    I wonder if there will be guns?
    jabberwocky 5 years ago
    There better be some heavily detailed fish on show!!
    distantlurker 5 years ago
    Maybe carepackages are what make CODers care.
    J0rdan_KZ 5 years ago
    PREPARE YOURSELF FOR BROS, GUNS AND POORLY RENDERED DOGS.
    daddygerplex 5 years ago
    Spoilers: It will look like Call of Duty multiplayer
    BBIAJ 5 years ago
    GTa Online is tomorrow, how does that make today multiplayer reveal day?
    AgentDaleCooper 5 years ago
    Call of Duty: Smoke and Mirrors Evolved