Recent Articles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

CoD: Advanced Warfare’s “live-action trailer” is pretty unreal

What happens when you create a live-action that is so heavily augmented by CGI that it might as well be a cartoon? If you’re Activision, you throw in an Emily Ratajkowski (the naked woman from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video) cameo and you call it a day.

OK, that’s not entirely true. This brand new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare live-action trailer was directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) and stars Taylor Kitsch (John Cater and Battleship), so it’s actually pretty great on it’s own. And Jack White’s other band, The Raconteurs, supplied the soundtrack (“Salute Your Solution” from 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely).

If all of this has you super excited, then you likely already know that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 4.

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Microsoft will reduce price of all Xbox One consoles by $50 until January 3, 2015

xboxone-logoWere you thinking of adding an Xbox One to your Christmas List this year? If so, it’s going to be $50 cheaper thanks to a temporary price cut by Microsoft. Beginning November 2 and running through January 3, 2015, all Xbox One consoles will see their retail price slashed by $50. This offer even applies to all of this Fall’s limited editions, including:

  • Xbox One Console – $349
  • Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle (Includes Sunset Overdrive and White Xbox One Console/Controller) – $349
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle (Includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity) – $349
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Kinect Bundle (Includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and Dance Central Spotlight) – $449
  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle (Includes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, CoD-Styled Xbox One Console With 1TB Hard Drive and CoD-Styled Controller) – $449

Both Assassin’s Creed bundles will be available on November 2, followed by the Advanced Warfare Bundle a day later on November 3. The Sunset Overdrive Bundle is available now.

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Activision releases CoD: Advanced Warfare launch trailer two weeks before its launch

Activision is not bound by your plebeian idea of a calendar with its rigid structure of months and days… they’ve got a new Call of Duty to sell. So if they want to release Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s “Launch Trailer” more than two weeks before its actual launch, then they can. This trailer, like all the others released for the game so far, opens with a snarling pronouncement from Jonathan Irons (Kevin Spacey), the head of Private Military Contractor that seems to be equal parts Tony Stark and Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Advanced Warfare was developed by Sledgehammer Games and is the first game to be released as part of Activision’s new three-team development rotation. Treyarch will get their turn next year with Infinity Ward coming back around in 2016.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released on November 4 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gets “Exo Survival” co-op mode

After giving us another look at the game’s Kevin Spacey-led story campaign and the expansive new online multiplayer mode, the latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer introduces a new co-op mode to the word: “Exo Survival.”

In Exo Survival, players are able to team up with three other players to battle back against waves of enemy soldiers and drones. It doesn’t look like Exo Survival will feature a connected story like the Extinction Mode found in last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts or the Zombies Mode from 2012’s Black Ops II. But one could always be revealed at a future date.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released for the PC, PS3, PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 4.

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Dive deeper into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer mode in new trailer

Last month, Activision gave us our first glimpse at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s multiplayer mode. Now, in a brand new seven-minute trailer, the publisher wants gamers to take a “Deep Dive” and examine the updated multiplayer options even further. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about “exoskeleton movement, customization, maps, and modes,” this is the trailer for you.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 4.

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Sledgehammer confirms that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be released on Wii U

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Michael Condrey, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, has confirmed (via Twitter) that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be released on the Wii U. It looks like the decision came from Activision, possibly as a response to lower-than-expected sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts, which were released on the Wii U in 2012 and 2013, respectively:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released on November 4 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Three new Xbox One bundles announced

Microsoft is already gearing up for the upcoming holiday season, unveiling a whopping three Xbox One console bundles. Each bundle is sure to scratch the many itches of gamers, whether you’re a sports fan, a FPS freak, or a zombie fanatic.

xboxone-codadvancedwarfareThe Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle releases on November 3rd, and includes a digital copy of the “Day Zero” version of COD, which gives you early access to the game as well as double XP on November 3rd. The bundle also includes a 1TB hard drive, chat headset, in-game content, and a really sweet-looking console and controller. Retail price is $499.

xboxone-sunsetoverdriveThe Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle includes the oh-so-sexy white console (and a controller to match), a standard size 500GB hard drive, a chat headset, a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive, and all the bonus content included with the “Day One” edition of the game. This bundle will release alongside Insomnaic’s wild-looking game on October 28, and will be priced at $399.

xboxone-fifa15Finally, the Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle includes a digital copy of the game, a chat headset, 14-day Xbox Live trial, and the Ultimate Team Legends Gold Pack. This bundle is set to release on September 25, but will only be available in Europe (for €399.99).

Don’t worry American sports fans – you can still get your Madden NFL 15 bundle on August 26th. And interestingly enough, it appears that none of these bundles will include a Kinect sensor. Hmm…

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Activision reveals Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer mode in new trailer

Activision’s decision to switch to a three-team development cycle for the Call of Duty franchise was to give each of the teams more room to shake things up. Sledgehammer Games is attempting to do their part by massively revamping the multiplayer experience in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. And by “revamping,” I mean that they’re adding in a ton of sci-fi touches like mech suits, invisibility devices, and jetpack jumps:

With the all-new exoskeleton, players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam and more as the action goes vertical, while using future-tech, cutting-edge capabilities and a brand-new weapon class as part of nearly 350 custom weapons. Offering a new reward system, including more than 1,000 in-game player rewards, and nearly limitless customization options that create more than two billion unique player combinations and more, the title offers the most in-depth, robust and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience ever on both next generation and current generation systems.

Also, the much loved Pick 10 create-a-class is back with even more customizable options than before with Pick 13. Gamers can now choose their favorite scorestreaks, which are fully customizable, and include them in their preferred class, raising the bar on personalization from top to bottom. The introduction of co-operative scorestreaks also allows friends to experience Call of Duty multiplayer together in a new way, as for the first time ever, two players can now join a scorestreak and work co-operatively.

The technology of the future in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare wouldn’t be complete without advancement in weapon technology, beginning with the debut of a directed energy class of weapons. This all-new weapon class for Call of Duty uses the power of focused energy to overcome enemies and relies on tactical heat management instead of reloads. Players can test out this new class, along with all their weapons, on the new Virtual Firing Range, a brand new feature that allows players to instantly test-drive their favorite weapon loadout with the click of a button before the next match starts.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will also include a comprehensive create-a-character mode known as Create-An-Operator that will allow players to “personalize their soldier however they want.”

Finally, Activision has announced that a special “Day Zero Edition” will be available to those who pre-order the game. Available one day early, on November 3, the package will include the game itself, two custom weapons, and double XP on “Day Zero.” For the rest of us plebes, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be available on November 4 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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