Great news for all the fans of Modern Warfare 2. There is something for free in store for all of you. Yes, you heard it right, FREE.
If any of you have not played Modern Warfare 2 till now on the PC then here’s a very good chance to play it absolutely free.
This offer is only for the multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 2 and it is limited to only this weekend. So, don’t delay. Pre-load the game right now. In this way you will be ready to kill it when it’s available this Thursday at 4 PM PDT.
One more thing. Don’t worry if you have not been able to play the SP campaign. Anyway, the multiplayer is infinitely better.
This offer of free playing is taking place on steam. It will provide players an online experience packed with new improvements and also new perks.
GoGamer goes further in madness in terms of sale. It now offers best deal for several video and PC games along with coupon code “SHIPFREE25″ at checkout to bag free shipping.
This offer of the GoGamer has put many titles at the lowest ever prices that anyone ever found. The two notable deals of GoGamer madness sale are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for PlayStation 3 (pictured) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition for Xbox 360. The first one is available at for $39.90 and the latter for $42.90 only.
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Microsoft made an interesting announcement in San Francisco while re-launching the X series of events for Xbox 360 home gaming platform. The software giant said that it is partnering up with Infinity Ward and also with Activision Blizzard to deliver Modern Warfare 2′s exclusive piece of downloadable content during spring.
However, the company refused quote any clear date. This means that the work is still ongoing on the DLC and any further details will be delivered in a few months.
It seems that Microsoft is having a long run strategy of securing and and also delivering exclusive DLC for high profile cross platform releases such as the Modern Warfare 2 and GTA IV.
The spring bouquet will probably be consisting new maps for the multiplayer component. This is in fact the most enduring element of the experience as time passes by. It may also be for a fresh game mode.
Gamers who have purchased MW2 on PS3 or on the PC may also be getting the exclusive content after a few months. The same happened earlier with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony that were initially made exclusive to the Xbox 360, but now both are available cross platform.
Modern Warfare 2 is the biggest money spinner for Activision and it has also become the biggest money spinner for the pirated games market. According to Torrent Freak, MW2 is the most pirated game for 2009.
Activision has sold over 13 million copies. This is legal. The illegal part is that the PC edition of Modern Warfare 2 has been downloaded over 4 million times and around one million times the Xbox edition. So, the total illegal downloads of the game is over 5 million.
Other games that were downloaded in 2009 over 2 million times for PC are The Sims 3, Prototype, Need for Speed Shift and Street Fighter IV. Not only for PC, most of them have also been downloaded for the Xbox 360.
The New Super Mario Bros game was downloaded illegally downloaded over one million times according to Torrent Freak. This has been followed by Punch-Out and Wii Sports Resort.
Earlier the older games were most pirated. But in 2009 it is a surprise that the same year released games were most pirated. The biggest surprise is that Modern Warfare 2 was launched at the end of the year i.e. November 10.
One more interesting fact in the pirated market for year 2009 is that the most pirated games are actually PC downloads and not for the gaming consoles.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
The main advantage of PC games is that the hardware can be upgraded when required. People don’t need to depend on the fixed hardware as in the case of console.
$10 price hike on Modern Warfare 2 PC version Activision has again done what they think in pricing. This time it is for the PC version. The normal PC game RRP of $50 has been replaced. Modern Warfare 2 will cost $60 on PC.
The main advantage for PC gamers is that the games cost less than the PS3 or Xbox 360 version. It costs at least $10 or £10 in the US and UK market respectively. This time it is not the same story. Amazon.com as well as the GameStop has listed their PC version for $60. This means Activision is again charging more cash for a game.
Earlier we had seen that the Call of Duty series had too many piracies on PC. This time how the situation will help Activision is unknown. The price hike gives opportunistic situations to piracy in fact.
Well, one thing is sure. Raising the prices of videogames and consoles instead of dropping them is really becoming a disturbing trend.
A full range of licensed Modern Warfare 2 accessories has been released by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. It has been released for the Xbox 360, PS3 and also for the PC version. It is expected to be shipped across North America and the key European territories along with the release of Modern Warfare 2.
These accessories are as mentioned below:
Modern Warfare 2 Combat Controller for Xbox 360
Modern Warfare 2 Throat Communicator for Xbox 360
Modern Warfare 2 Wireless Combat Controller for PS3
Modern Warfare 2 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth Technology for PS3
Modern Warfare 2 Controller Faceplates for both, Xbox 360 as well as for PlayStation 3
Darren Richardson, President and CEO of Mad Catz says, “This new range marks our first full line of licensed PC products launching alongside the console accessories… The Saitek and Cyborg names are brands respected by PC gamers worldwide and we believe that consumers will respond to these licensed products.”
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Latest news comes from sources that Modern Warfare 2 will be supporting 600p resolution as the previous game of the sequence did. With this news it seems that the developer Infinity Ward has decided to choose a resolution of sub-HD.
In other words we can say that Infinity Ward has made the compromise of lower resolution that is of course in favor of a higher frame rate and more detail. In fact Modern Warfare 2 actually runs in the relatively low resolution of 1024 x 600. Oh yes, the console will actually upscale this to whatever display resolution gamers choose. PC users will be able to render the game at decent resolutions.
If Modern Warfare 2 was to run in HD then it would require the developer to add 307,200 pixels to the game.
In short, it seems that there is no real 720p or 1080p rendering Modern Warfare 2.
So, what you all say? Should the developer tried for higher resolution? Please share your technical knowledge about why Infinity Ward restricted the game below HD resolution.
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