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The rise and fall and rise again of Hatred
It's been a long 24 hours for Destructive Creations. One minute their controversial game, Hatred, makes it way to Steam Greenlight then it's taken off the next and eventually added back on becoming the biggest gaming news story of the day. ... [read more]
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If Batman: Arkham Asylum placed Rocksteady Studios in god’s shrine, then I can say with utmost confidence that it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that is a shining example for a great future that’s ahead for Monolith Productions. Shadow of Mordor has surprised the h... [read more]

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Call of Duty Online footage appears on YouTube
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Announced in early 2011, Call of Duty Online is a departure from what most fans of the series would expect of online play in one sense or another. While the game is structurally similar to Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 as many of the maps are used, Call of Duty Online is the first free-to-play game that Activision is releasing exclusively in China. While China and Activision Blizzard commerce aren't in the best situation with the recent opening of the illegal World of Warcraft theme park, Bobby Kotick has expressed interest in continuing support for the micro-transaction based game. To test the market, the game will stay exclusively in China within the game's beta phase under Chinese co-publisher Tencent.

You guys aren't here for a short breakdown of the game though. According to a NeoGaf post made last night, Call of Duty: Online has been in open beta for a few months and there have been several videos that have been released showing off such maps as Crash, Overgrown, Favela & Nuketown. As you can see in the Nuketown video below, the gameplay is primarily from the 2009 release of Modern Warfare 2. Apparently the grenade launcher weapon add-on has been nerfed (not as strong as before) but the regular grenade launcher is still as powerful as ever. What makes Call of Duty Online different than any other version? Character customization.

 

Like so many free-to-play or MMO games available in Asia, the most popular ones have a lot of character customization. Similar to how EA launched Battlefield Heroes, you'll be able to rent or permanently purchase clothing allowing for hundreds of potential character models. From gloves, hats, shirts and even head models, there are plenty of options. As I previously mentioned, you can play on Nuketown meaning that the game takes some elements from Black Ops 1 such as the RC-XD killstreak. Officially announced earlier this month, CoD Online has been in the public eye since early December but when gamers outside of China will see the game is up for debate as there aren't many details.

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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