update 1: EA didn’t buy the domain, folks, it was actually snatched by a Battlefield 3 fanboy who hates Call of Duty To Hell. He said:
“Modern Warfare is crap. On November 8, 2011, the most over-hyped first-person action series of all-time returns with the copy and paste sequel to the lackluster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Check out the E3 2011 gameplay demo featuring the Black Tuesday level for a look at the epic fail of the campaign. Pre-Order Call of Duty MW3 Today for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC to secure exclusive bonuses only available online for Modern Warfare 3 fanboys who don’t know that Battlefield 3 is the better game.”
Original Story: The last time something like this happened, EA had bought out all of the top YouTube searches concerning Modern Warfare 3, so if you searched for a video of Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter, it would lead you to Battlefield 3′s Fault Line trailer. But EA’s gone a step further now, in fact the firm’s taken war to Activision’s home when it bought out Modernwarfare3.com, and have the URL reroute to Battlefield 3′s official site. Activision’s not going to be pleased about this.
Yes indeed. Creative Strategist of Infinity Ward Robert Bowling said that Battlefield 3 will be a stellar game. What you don’t see in the headline, however, is that he said both MW3 and BF3 will be stellar, and that gamers should buy the both of them.
EA’s gone mental about this whole Battlefield 3 versus Modern Warfare 3 “battle”. The publisher has said in the past it believes the DICE-developed Battlefield 3 is a better game, with a better engine, and people simply need to know this. So, with guns ready to blaze, the publisher’s made the decision to release the aforesaid title close to Activision’s juggernaut, Modern Warfare 3.
It’s looking like Battlefield 3′s shaping up to be a masterpiece, but one that will undoubtedly be better, in almost every way, on PC. Not only will online 64-player matches be limited to the PC version, with consoles seeing only 24-player team ups, word just broke that maps in the game will be smaller on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
With the plethora of shooters releasing this year, we might as well call 2011 the year of the fps. But that might not be a good thing, at least not for the developers. Because when there are so many choices, someone’s bound to stand in the cold. Kaos and THQ are hoping their latest game, Homefront, isn’t the victim.
In the vid below the break, the dev does an excellent job at relaying a message of standing out.
Homefront’s a game about forces in the Korean peninsula waging war against America, bringing the latter country to its knees. The opening scene of the game, however, contains a video with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-il, so to comply with certain rating board guidelines in Japan, he’s been removed.
Demon’s Souls was, and still is one of the hardest games you’ll ever play. But if you were expecting Dark Souls, the aforementioned title’s spiritual successor to be any less difficult, you’re talking to the wrong developer. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Dark Souls, has said the development team at From Software will not decrease the game difficulty established in Demon’s Souls.
After I saw the news yesterday that the busiest airport in Russia was bombed by terrorists, leaving 35 people dead in its wake and 180 more injured, I knew the media would draw comparisons between the incident and Infinity Ward’s shoot.
I did not, however, expect them to jump on the situation so quickly.
Ladies and Gentlemen, in the wake of Call of Duty titles, the world has changed. Developers now try their hardest to push the FPS boundaries, hoping to somehow out pace the monster Infinity Ward and Treyarch’s created.
Can THQ and Kaos Studios’ Homefront accomplish this? Well, past the break, you’ll see they’re trying extremely hard to do so.
Capcom and From Software’s just unveiled their new Kinect title, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour at Microsoft’s presser which, by the way, just came to a close.
Details, new trailer and screens are all past the break.