Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Key events

12th November 2009

Face-Off: Modern Warfare 2

10th November 2009

Modern Warfare 2

18th September 2009

GAME unveils MW2 Veteran Package

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Jason West hasn't worked at Respawn since May last year - report

Left for family reasons after Activision lawsuit was settled.

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Painting on wall of Modern Warfare 2 toilet upsets some Muslims

Favela map pulled out of rotation by Activision.

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Could PEGI combat the inevitable next-gen "the violence is so real!" media outcry?

"Hopefully, we will have done enough education," says UKIE.

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EA: "Activision's refusal to pay their talent and attempt to blame EA were absurd"

Rival publisher calls settlement "a vindication of Vince and Jason".

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Activision vs Zampella & West case settled out of court

Terms of the deal are "strictly confidential".

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Activision vs. West/Zampella trial delayed

Plus, judge rules the case must be wrapped up in 22 days.

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FeatureActivision vs. Vince Zampella and Jason West: Inside the game industry trial of the decade

Why the sacked Infinity Ward founders want $1 billion, and how they intend to win it.

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Zampella, West now want over $1 billion in damages from Activision

Sum balloons from original $36 million figure.

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Activision attempted to hack Zampella/West email - report

Project Icebreaker unveiled in court documents.

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Activision vs EA trial settled out of court

"Activision and EA have agreed to put this matter behind them."

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Activision pays out $42m to former Modern Warfare devs

Ex-Infinity Ward staff awarded £26 million pre-trial payout.

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Ex-Call of Duty dev Robert Bowling founds new game studio

Stresses need for "complete control" over work.

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EA's request to throw out Activision lawsuit is denied

Date set for West/Zampella contract interference trial.

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EU PlayStation Store update 7th December

BF3: Back to Karkand! Mortal Kombat! Ratchet for £49.99!

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VideoThe EGTV Show: Modern Warfare 3 - The Launch

Infinity Ward! Captain Price! Random celebrity hangers-on!

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How Infinity Ward re-built itself

Alcohol helped, apparently.

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18 million Black Ops map packs sold

Average user spends $76 on the game.

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Games taken off shelves after Oslo killings

Coop Norway de-lists 51 titles, inc. COD.

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West/Zampella lawsuit to go to trial

Judge rules Acti must answer fraud charges.

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Activision: COD Elite will kill cheaters

Dedicated staff ensure nothing "exposed".

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Gamers' Voice slams Keith Vaz

Attacks "amateurish" early day motion.

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Modern Warfare 3 patches a "major focus"

Infinity Ward heard your feedback.

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IW: Modern Warfare 3 leak partly accurate

Bowling: "I'd wait for the real reveal."

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More COD Modern Warfare 3 details

More "epic" story, more destructible.

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COD Modern Warfare 3 date - report

Game codenamed Project Collossus.

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Channel 5 defends The Wright Stuff

"We always aim for balance."

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Microsoft warns of Xbox Live "fishing"

Scammers target Modern Warfare 2.

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Gamers' Voice slams The Wright Stuff

Makes official complaint.

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Zampella/West claim Modern Warfare

Former IW heads accuse Acti of fraud.

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Call of Duty No Russian actors "tearful"

"Sometimes we become desensitised."

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New COD engine "counter-productive"

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling is back.

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VideoFind Makarov is Modern Warfare film

Fan-made countdown clock not MW3.

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Modern Warfare 3 reveal for GDC

UPDATE: Activision says timer website is a hoax.

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Geohot: Call of Duty hacks not my fault

"I have never played PS3 online ever."

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MW2 linked to Russian airport bombing

Terrorists train on COD, expert claims.

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IW targets Modern Warfare 2 PS3 hacks

Robert Bowling had a good meeting.

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EA email implies Zampella sabotaged COD

It was "a joke", insists EA.

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Infinity Ward blames MW2 hacks on PS3

Future games won't rely on console security.

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Vaz: "I’ve never been against games"

Controversial MP speaks to Eurogamer.

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Modern Warfare prequel rumoured

Infinity Ward comeback to tell Ghost story?

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Activision lawsuit holding up Respawn

Legal battle taking its toll on West, Zampella.

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Paid-for "second tier" COD online soon?

Analyst expects it in the next few months.

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Will Activision block Respawn's EA game?

Sledgehammer tipped for Nov 2011 COD.

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EA slams Activision's "PR play"

$400m damages claim "filled with pettiness".

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Panorama criticised by friend of "addict"

Games documentary's claims "exaggerated".

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UK teen arrested for Call of Duty DDOS

"Phenom Booter" cripples shooter.

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Infinity Ward restructuring complete

Activision "happy" with the results.

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Call of Duty takes top two XBL spots

Black Ops dethrones Modern Warfare 2.

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EA responds to Bobby Kotick slur

COD destroyed by "Kotick's own hubris".

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COD creators "betrayed" me - Kotick

"We didn't have any choice!"

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Man tries to finish MW2 without killing

Multiplayer feat already well underway.

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COD: MW2 UK's best-selling game ever

Headshots Dr Kawashima's Brain Training.

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StarCraft II US sales monstrous

Best-selling game in July.

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Acti: IW "will rise from the ashes"

Publisher promises to leave developer alone.

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5000 applied to work on COD

Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer ranks swell.

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Acti laments poor Blur, Singularity sales

Insists it marketed both appropriately.

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COD map packs surpass 20m sales

Kotick that off the list.

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Valve unbans Steam MW2 players

Wrongly banned customers given free L4D2.

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MW2 Resurgence Pack out now on PC

And tomorrow on PS3 for 11 quid.

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Modern Warfare 2 hits 20m sales

Activision eyeing second-hand market.

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MW2 Resurgence Pack gets PC/PS3 date

Early July for belated ports.

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MW2 Resurgence DLC at 6pm UK

Activision clarifies arrival times.

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Bowling details Resurgence DLC maps

Confirms price as 1200 MS Points.

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New Modern Warfare 2 DLC dated

Resurgence Pack on track for June.

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More MW2 DLC in second half of 2010

Likely to stick with $15 price point.

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Analyst predicts Infinity Ward closure

Still reckons Modern Warfare 3 will happen.

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Infinity Ward employees file royalty suit

Claiming $625 million in MW2 bonuses.

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IW situation is an "opportunity" for devs

Acti COO talks through COD situation.

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More Infinity Ward staff take off

Activision says "proven talent" remains.

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Zampella now "daunted" and "excited"

EA grabbed at "stunning opportunity".

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COD duo: Acti claims "false, outrageous"

EA's Jeff Brown takes a pop as well.

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Acti: Modern Warfare 3 "held hostage"

Claims West/Zampella were very naughty.

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Crysis 2 writer slams Modern Warfare 2

IW "way too impressed with themselves".

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MW2 Stimulus Pack dated for PC and PS3

DLC maps to arrive early next month.

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MW2 Stimulus pack sells 2.5m

Plus: game now played for 200,000 years.

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MW2 free on Steam this weekend

Try doing it with others.

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MW2 DLC drama was "process failure"

Xbox Live ops man talks you through it.

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MW2 Stimulus DLC doesn't work

Update: Major Nelson reckons it's fixed.

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Mod War 2 double XP event starts early

New DLC and updates out today.

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FeatureModern Warfare 2: Stimulus Package

Robert Bowling talks about today's DLC infusion.

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IW denies West/Zampella fallout

Studio is "focused on DLC".

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Modern Warfare 2 - Stimulus Package

Xbox 360-exclusive DLC next Wednesday.

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Bowling and Infinty Ward "love" BFBC2

Not bothered by EA marketing 'digs'.

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Modern Warfare 2 double-XP weekend

Planned for start of April.

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Ex-Infinity Ward men head to Hollywood

Zampella and West join Creative Artists.

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MW2 Stimulus Package costs 1200 MSP

Five maps detailed for March DLC.

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Schappert "disappointed" by MW2 lawsuit

EA exec takes a pop at Activision.

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Modern Warfare 2 DLC named

"Stimulus Package" due out this month.

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First Modern Warfare 2 DLC this month

Initial 360 pack due at end of month.

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Modern Warfare 2 hits 25m unique players

"DLC details coming this week."

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FeatureBeyond Infinity

The Infinity Ward spat is a symptom of a wider power struggle between top studios and publishers.

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West/Zampella suit details "inquisition"

How they went from MW to unemployment.

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Report: COD duo were talking to EA

Activision says $36m claim is "meritless".

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Activision holding back MW2 royalties?

The rabbit hole goes deeper.

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Infinity Ward studio heads sacked?

Activision investigating "insubordination".

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No Nazis or zombies for MW2

Not part of Infinity Ward's DLC plan.

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Nine BAFTA nominations for Uncharted 2

Plus loads for Batman, Assassin's, MW2.

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Activision: new COD won't beat MW2

New Tony Hawk, DJ Hero, Bond in 2010.

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MW2 was world's best-seller in 2009

But Wii is second, third, fourth, fifth.

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Microsoft clarifies Mod War 2 DLC deal

Will be exclusive to Xbox 360 for 30 days.

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Peter Jackson enjoying Mod War 2

Likes games more than films right now.

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UK charts: Just Dance defeats MW2

Ubisoft's Wii game comes from behind.

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WGA announces game writing nominees

Assassin's! Uncharted! Wolverine! etc.

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Modern Warfare 2 makes a billion dollars

Activision's Dr. Evil gets his just desserts.

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Modern Warfare 2 wins 2009 in UK

FIFA 10 and FIFA 2009 also in top 10.

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UK charts: MW2 beats Bayonetta

New entries fail to shake Xmas standings.

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Halo 3 beats COD on Live in 2009

Plus Indie, Xbox, XBLA and GfW lists.

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Infinity Ward not doing Mod War 3?

Studio working on new project, says source.

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UK charts: MW2 celebrates 8 weeks on top

Stagnant list to be shaken by busy Q1?

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UK charts: MW2 is Christmas number one

Bravo whiskey parsnip reindeer.

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PC Modern Warfare 2 mod tools soon?

Community man teases possibility.

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MW2's unlimited ammo bug under scrutiny

"Eliminated soon enough," says Bowling.

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Modern Warfare 2 wins America 2009

But Nintendo dominates rest of charts.

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UK charts: new Zelda off track

Modern Warfare 2 out-guns competition.

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Mod War games too samey, says EA

Boss reckons MOH can topple 'em.

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Using MW2 exploit will get Live suspension

24-hour bans for using the Javelin glitch.

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Should the Army use games to recruit?

British former Major argues the toss.

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UK charts: MW2 untouchable on top

LEGO Rock Band off to a blocky start.

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Call of Duty marches past $3bn mark

Activision's "greatest" has sold 55m units.

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FeatureModern Warfare 2's Jesse Stern

On how he came to Call of Duty and what makes it tick.

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Valve: boycott Steamworks, miss out

MW2 sold an "awful lot", says Holtman.

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Modern Warfare 2 DLC in spring 2010

"Wonderfully vague," says Bowling.

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Play Modern Warfare 2 for charity

Activision and IW to donate £250k.

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UK charts: Assassin's Creed II denied

Modern Warfare 2 still reigns supreme.

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Infinity Ward defends UK MW2 PC sales

3% of other versions' sales still good.

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FeatureThe Price Gamble

Does Modern Warfare 2's success mean that Activision's price hike was justified?

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IW wanted you "close to atrocity" in MW2

Every tester "opened fire on the crowd".

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Modern Warfare 2 sets Xbox Live records

Stat-happy Activision blows trumpet.

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Activision enlists third COD studio

Takes load off Treyarch, Infinity Ward.

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BBC's The Big Questions addresses MW2

Are games damaging us, asks Campbell?

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Activision chose to censor Russian MW2

Our decision to axe airport scene, it says.

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Modern Warfare 2 recalled in Russia?

Update: It's not banned, says Activision.

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UK charts: MW2 rewrites the record books

Activision's game sells staggeringly well.

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Acti boss makes $20 million from shares

Waited till MW2 week to sell. Smart.

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Activision: MW2 sold 4.7m in one day

And that's just in the UK and US.

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Digital FoundryFace-Off: Modern Warfare 2

Extensive analysis of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

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Chart-Track defends MW2 sales count

Analyst questions hasty results.

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Fairbrass hints at MW2 expansion

"Other little bits" discussed with 'Ghost'.

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MW2 gets Trophy patch, MP issues linger

Bowling: PSN struggling with demand.

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MW2 doubles GTAIV first-day sales

Activision pockets 47 million quid.

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VideoModern Warfare 2 - London launch

Activision turns up the dramatics.

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Spec Ops DLC possible for MW2

"There's totally a chance for it."

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MW2 "controversial for the sake of it"

BBC Radio 4 discusses Activision's game.

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Steam MW2 locked until Thursday

But retail PC owners can play now.

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5500 join MP's pro-game movement

Facebook pressure group takes off.

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VideoModern Warfare 2 - No Russian

No Russian. Beware, it's a bit of a spoiler.

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MW2 street date "most broken in history"

Retailers lash out at supermarkets, etailers.

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"Violent" MW2 discussed in Parliament

Government stands behind age ratings.

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Modern Warfare 2

Infinity and beyond?

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GameStop admits breaking MW2 street

To "protect" customer base in some areas.

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PC version of MW2 locked till Tues

Early delivery doesn't mean early fun.

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GAME denies shipping MW2 early

"Doing everything we can" for Tues.

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D2D, Impulse, Gamersgate boycott MW2

Not happy with Valve's Steamworks.

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Activision president defends MW2 PC

"Improves consumer experience overall."

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VideoModern Warfare 2 - Launch trailer

Hitting shop shelves next tuesday.

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PC Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer shrinks

Falls in-line with console cap of 18 players.

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MW2 stock has "not been sent out"

HMV explains delivery emails.

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Zimmer: games "absolutely" an art form

"That we can't question any more."

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IW: "We don't feel tied to making COD"

Plus: Wii not really suitable for MW2.

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Win tickets to glitzy MW2 launch!

Activision offering VIP treatment.

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MW2 boards reset likely prior to launch

Plus: possible perk/killstreak lists leaked.

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IW pulls viral with gay slur acronym

Bowling "can appreciate the concerns".

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MW2 will "evoke terrorism atrocities"

Activision responds to shocking footage.

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Shocking MW2 footage leaked

IW plays controversy card. Spoilers!

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Third-person confirmed for MW2

Private matches only.

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MW2 picks Steamworks over GfW - Live

Valve gains glitziest supporter yet.

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Leicester Square to host MW2 launch

UK celebs to smile for the camera.

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Infinity Ward defends MW2's IWNet

"Biggest investment ever" for PC version.

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No dedicated servers for PC MW2

"You're completely reliant on IWNet."

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Modern Warfare 2

Do us a favela?

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Bookies now taking bets on Xmas No. 1

Mod War and Ass Creed sequels favourite.

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Modern Warfare 2 delayed on PC?

Rumours suggest two-week hold-up.

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VideoModern Warfare 2 - Infamy trailer

The Washington one, not Paul or Mary.

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Modern Warfare 2 DLC in spring

Energy drink outs map pack.

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Modern Warfare 2 demo is unlikely

Infinity Ward focusing on full game.

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GAME unveils MW2 Veteran Package

Boasts statue of Soap for 120 quid.

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Modern Warfare 2

50,000 people used to live here…

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Modern Warfare 2-themed 360 unveiled

It's got a big fat 250GB hard drive.

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Activison predicts console-free future

Plans to "take the fun out of making games".

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IW confirms dual-wield for MW2

Plus: Mad Catz lists game accessories.

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Public MW2 beta may still happen - IW

Multiplayer still a "major focus", says dev.

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FeatureCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Or whatever it's called.

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50 Cent does voiceover for COD: MW2

"Watch your fire!" "Tango down!" etc.

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COD Classic for PSN/XBLA "eventually"

Pack-in to get separate release one day.

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ShopTo: MW2 price sets "worrying trend"

Says Forza 3 and Layton are following suit.

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Pachter: Activision MW2 price "is a test"

Nothing to do with weak pound, he says.

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Publishers schtum on UK price increase

Only EA openly responds to Activision's play.

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Mod War 2 Prestige Edition costs 120 quid

Night-vision bundle exclusive to HMV.

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Modern Warfare 2 costs GBP 55

Correction: NFS Shift priced normally.

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MW2 Prestige Edition costs USD 149

Night-vision bumps up the price.

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MW2 comes with night-vision goggles

Working NVGs in Prestige Edition.

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It's COD: Modern Warfare 2 after all

Was always going to be, apparently.

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Modern Warfare co-op is for two players

Any more would be a "clusterf***" - dev.

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COD online to be subscription-based?

MMO chatter resurfaces with survey.

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Modern Warfare 2 is direct sequel

"Not just another one in the COD franchise."

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E3: Modern Warfare 2 DLC 360 exclusive

First two map packs. For a while, at least.

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Call of Duty 4 has 13m players on Live

That's more than World of Warcraft.

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Modern Warfare 2 trailer and shots

Story and Special Forces stuff glimpsed.

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Modern Warfare 2

Snowmobiles! Brazil! Lockers!

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Modern Warfare 2 blown wide open

Locations, scenarios, story, SF mode, etc.

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MW2 to be best-selling game of all time

That's Activision's plan, anyway.

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Modern Warfare 2 ditches COD name

Activision says COD4 has sold 12m units.

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Modern Warfare 2 definitely out this year

ActiBlizz makes Call of Duty return official.

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Infinity Ward doing Call of Duty 6

Welcome confirmation from Activision.