Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, the all-new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs players in a modern-day conflict, where split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power. The new Modern Warfare features a unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a new engine delivering an immersive and photo-realistic experience. The new technology utilizes the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a physically-based material system allowing for state of the art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing (PC) and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline. Spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging. The technical investment provides a cutting edge animation and blend shape system, while the new suite of audio tools supports full Dolby ATMOS, on supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects.
The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up.
Major Nelson has announced that starting February 26, 2013 and running through March 4, 2013, over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles will be on sale up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off for the "Xbox Ultimate Game Sale".
Each day, a different set of titles will be on sale, so be sure to follow Major Nelson on Twitter where he'll announce what that day's special offer is. The Ultimate Game Sale only occurs once a year so you won’t want to miss it. Content availability and pricing may vary by region.
For a comprehensive list of titles you can expect to see on sale this year continue reading just after the break and don't forget to visit the 360-HQ games database for all of our previous coverage.
Mark Rubin, Executive Producer at Infinity Ward has revealed via twitter that Terminal, the popular airport map from Modern Warfare 2, will soon be available in Modern Warfare 3 absolutely free.
Terminal is currently undergoing Microsoft certification right now and official confirmation may not go public until Thursday or Friday. The map isn't confirmed to hit Xbox 360 first, but that is still an option. It may even drop as a title update, rather than a separate batch of DLC.
The Exec Producer has been extremely optimistic in the sense that the map will hit gamers within the next few weeks. He has been vocal to say that the map is ready to deploy but wants “everything to be ready” as there is still “lots to coord[inate]“. He confirms that the map will be out “as soon as [he] has a firm launch date” and “didn’t want to give people a [release] date and then change it on them”. Once they get “deployment issues” out the way, they will be able to confirm a definite release date.
Here is the latest Xbox 360 LIVE Activity for the week of November 21st through Dec 1st 2011, 10:31 am. The list has been compiled from official Xbox LIVE data and 360-HQ's own Xbox LIVE statistics.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shuts out Battlefield to become the third most played game over Xbox LIVE during the week of November 21st, slotting in just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at No. 1 and Call of Duty: Black Ops at No. 2.
On 360-HQ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops to No. 3 and takes out No.2 position. Battlefield 3 takes position No. 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes out position No. 5, while the official Xbox LIVE charts show that FIFA 12 is in No.5.
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The Xbox 360 has enjoyed its best ever US sales month in December, according to the latest NPD sales data released. PS3's total sales for November-December are just 1.74 million compared to Xbox 360's 3.27 million.
Although the DS was the highest selling system of the month, the 360 recorded its best ever figures, shifting 1.9 million units, and was the only console to see a year-on-year sales increase. Impressive figures, considering it ran out of stock before the end of the month.
NPD also revealed the US top 10 for the entire year, with Black Ops coming out on top, just as it did in the UK. Here's how the chasing pack measured up: