Infinity Ward & Activision Will Have Their Day in Court

August 5th 2010 will be the next date for another hearing between these two companies who produced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  There has been a total of 3 lawsuits filed against Activision from former employees. Back on the 1st of March 2010 Activision fired West and Zampella, creators of the Call of Duty series, claiming they were insubordinate and broke their contract.  They fought back with a lawsuit…

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Shacknews Giveaway: Modern Warfare 2 DLC PC & PS3!

Shacknews has 5 codes for each platform to giveaway. To enter the competition, post a comment on this page. You may only enter for a single platform, so please only comment with the following: PC Entry or PS3 Entry. If the Shacknews staff cannot tell which platform you are entering for, your comment will not be counted. No purchase is required, but do note that multiple posts won't increase your…

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Modern Warfare 2 Most Pirated Title of 2009

According to TorrentFreak, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been downloaded illegally nearly 4,100,000 times for PC in 2009, topping the list after only releasing just two months ago. Provided these numbers are indeed accurate, Activision has potentially lost more than $245 million in sales on the PC version alone. The Sims 3, Prototype, Need for Speed Shift, and Street Fighter IV help round off the top five for…


Modern Warfare 2: Get your game or money back!

As we find out recently Online Key Store is sending out new sets of cd-keys for the game so that people who bought it from their store can easily re-activate their game once more on Steam. Also G2Play is refunding (according to their response on Twitter): So if you bought your key somewhere else and you’ve lost your game please do not hesitate and ask for a refund or…


Modern Warfare 2: You will lose your game!

Yes, most of you will lose it if you bought the game in other place than Steam or authorized retail stores. So if you bought your Modern Warfare 2 key of OnlineKeyStore or something similar (maybe G2Play?) you will lose your game from the Steam games list and you will never get it back!   Here’s a link to Steam Powered forums:   And here’s BurtonJ’s response: Update: Here's…


Modern Warfare 2: Hackers already active! and VAC are so good!!!11 Cheat / Hack Free Games: The biggest benefit of using IWnet by far is the fact that you don’t have to worry about joining a server full of aim-bots, wallhacks, or cheaters. Or relying on the server admin of the server to constantly be monitoring, banning, and policing it. Modern Warfare 2 on PC allows us to control the quality of the game much…


Steam: Modern Warfare 2 buyers upset over wait

Some eager Steam pre-purchasers were surprised to find their digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would not be unlocked through Valve's online service until 2 days after the release of the retail version. Many forum members are in an uproar over pre-ordering the title without being completely aware of the different release date that was clearly advertised. "What the... 2 DAYS??? Why the heck did I buy…


South Africa: Modern Warfare 2 fails once more

I just got word from a member (GhOst) of an online community that I'm part of. He just returned from a local retailer here in South Africa, BTGames, where COD MW2 was released at 00:00 tonight – about 1h 30 minutes ago – with his brand spanking new legit copy of the game he pre-ordered @ ~$60 and whatnot in hand he rushed home. Some nice shots of the retail…


Modern Warfare 2: Retail DVDs broken!

For those of you who are PC gamers, you should wait on buying Modern Warfare 2 from the retailers, if at all. The PC version comes with 2 discs but it seems that only the actual game is working and not the extra content on the second DVD. The first DVD/Disc is about 6.9 GB which seems to be the standard size for games that are coming out now. Unfortunately…


Online Retailers Refusing To Sell Modern Warfare 2

Kotaku just posted that Direct2Drive won't be selling Modern Warfare 2 on their PC digital delivery service. Why? Because of rival platform - Steam. The game includes mandatory installation of Valve's Steamworks, which the game uses for stuff like installation, DRM and save-game management. Something Direct2Drive (which is owned by website IGN) are having none of, telling: We don't believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse.…


Modern Warfare 2 is much worse than you thought

Modern Warfare 2 has long earned the ire of PC gamers for its lack of dedicated servers, but Infinity Ward has now announced that it’s taking away much more than control over hosting with the game in one long face-palm of a question and answer session. No servers, no console, no mods, no problem!

Infinity Ward needs to realize that talking to people in the PC community does not end well for the buzz around its game. The lack of dedicated servers was "announced" during an interview with a gaming podcast, and the interviewers were stunned into silence when they were basically told their community, as they knew it, was dead. They would have to learn to adapt to Infinity Ward controlling all aspects of the servers, or move onto another game.

More recently, Best Buy hosted an online chat between gamers and Mackey McCandlish and Ryan Lastimosa from Infinity Ward. The floor was open for questions, and the pair systematically crushed any hope that the PC version of the game would even attempt to make gamers happy, or allow for what the community has been taking for granted for years. We’re going to take a look at some of the more telling questions from this session, and give our thoughts on why this is bad, bad news.

Josh111: PC Question… What will the max amount of players per map be for PC multiplayer on
Vince-IW: 9v9



Modern Warfare 2: Steam only?

Robert Bowling said on his Twitter account, "you'll also have Prestige Mode in PC as well as lots of Steam support. Hopefully min specs will be soon." That's not a lot of detail, but at least the guy posted something. As far as I know the game will use Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system – a lot of CoD fansites claim it’s true. Does it mean that the game will be…