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Power Changes Everything! Check out the latest Call of Duty Advanced Warfare trailer

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare                                       GmP image Power 1

There comes a time…when the fight becomes too great.

When each breath is laboured, when your muscles ache with every pull of the trigger and when your legs just won’t carry you any further.

It is in this moment that the will to live is never greater.

It is in this moment when heroes are born and great warriors are forged from the iron will of survival. Find that extra strength deep in your heart and then realise that power does not corrupt,…it dominates!

 

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare….its time to discover the soldier inside.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reveal, #TeamSCUF Reviews

SCUF GAMING           GMP GAMING  IMAGE LOGO 1Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a massively anticipated game in the MLG scene, and the recent reveal of its Multiplayer modes this week has everyone excited. New game modes, returning favorites, new scorestreaks, maps, weapons, and the addition of “veriticallity” has Advanced Warfare (AW) poised to add the most new features in a CoD game ever.
“Verticallity” seems to be the biggest game-changer of AW, considering a game that previously primarily dealt on the horizontal plane is now adding a vertical one. This change will bring entirely new levels of gameplay to the series, and it is within this gameplay that we believe the SCUF controller is truly able to shine. The “SCUF Jump”, using the back paddles on a SCUF controller to jump, the new SCUF thumbsticks, and the trigger mechanisms especially will give gamers that extra edge to succeed in AW’s multiplayer.
Below you can find some of the #TeamSCUF breakdowns and reviews for Advanced Warfare and see what you can expect when the game launches this November! Make sure to check Twitter for #AdvancedWarfareMP for all the latest AW Multiplayer news!

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For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee Call of Duty

Call of Duty                        GmP   image parody  cover 1With Call of Duty Ghosts pulling the lowest sales figures in the franchises recent history, and players the world over having complaints of ‘noob pandering’ falling on deaf ears, is Advanced Warfare going to turn around the failing fortune of the series that shaped today’s first person shooters? Probably not….

Judging from the response to Activision’s gameplay event at e3 2014 the collective cooing from the united gaming press and indie outlets everywhere have been openly gushing. Graphically spectacular and looking smoother than Claudia Schiffer’s legs after skinning dipping in Veet for a fortnight, Advanced Warfare has been nothing if not a marked improvement on its predecessor, the much-maligned Call of Duty Ghosts. But have Activision and Sledgehammer Games done enough to convince disillusioned former fans of the series who left the franchise after Modern Warfare 2? We think, perhaps not.

If you are a long time player of Call of Duty, and we don’t just mean you have been ‘no-scoping’ since Modern Warfare 3, then you may just be taking the latest trailers and gameplay reveals for the upcoming Activision blockbuster, Advanced Warfare, with a rather large pinch of salt.

The reason behind such apathy? Well, we have all heard the assurances from Call of Duty community mouthpieces before and, inevitably, they always turn out to ring hollow and full of empty promises.

Anyone recall the staged ‘whooping’ and ‘hollering’ in support of the wide-eyed Rob Bowling as he punched the air with delight before proclaiming that Infinity Ward had listened to the concerns of their fans and in doing so they had removed the despised Last Stand perk. “ Yeah, Fuck You Last Stand! “

Really…?

You can rinse and repeat this kind of behaviour regarding Call of Duty ever since the fans asked for a return to the winning formula of the original Modern Warfare title following the sequel, and the developers pressed ahead with their own agenda dumbing down the franchise and making it ever more the noob-friendly ‘twitch shooter’ it currently is as they enticed more and more players into the install base with promises of instant gratification due to the fact that, quite literally, anyone could now just jump into the game and let the format do the work for them. All the ‘player’, and we use the term lightly, had to do was hide in a corner and wait for unsuspecting ‘real gamers’ to happen by in their search for enemies, and then let the loathed selection of ‘non-gamer favouring’ killstreaks complete the rest of their MOAB hunting gameplay.  Great stuff, yes.  Yes?

Actually, a resounding ‘no!’

It is this never-ending practice of reducing Call of Duty from its original thoughtfully paced, team based shooter into its present guise of crawl-speed, camp-fest that is to be the franchises ultimate undoing. But not for the want of trying to avoid this by the masses of genuine players of the game year in and year out as they make their annual plea’s to selectively deaf developers.

Advanced Warfare, we feel, is to be the final nail in the Call of Duty coffin if, and we are pretty confident we are right on this one, the multiplayer continues on its incessant trek toward ‘Casual Nirvana’.

Take a look at the new additions to the weaponry and attributes of the men, and women, in the ranks of the Call of Duty army and be afraid, be very afraid.

Call of Duty                        GmP   image parody 6Exo-Suits, cloaking devices, hover grenades, huge hulking shields that move with the player, lasers, bionic man styled leaps and super soldier strength are all now to be found in this ‘military shooter’. Just what military the developers think all of this stuff belongs to is anyone’s guess? Perhaps, the United Federation of Planets? The Klingon Empire? Or maybe just the blatantly obvious Master Chief School of Combat.

But in these very weapons, killstreak rewards and bonus body armour buffs comes the answer to the question as to why Call of Duty has forced itself into the kind of corner from which there is no escape, unfortunately.

It is because of this past pandering to the casuals and non-gamers, the Youtube commentators and the no-scoping Halo-bouncers that Call of Duty will NEVER return to a the realistic conventional combat shooter that made it the success that it was. It is because of these very people that it will not, because it cannot.

Why? The answer is simple.

For Call of Duty to return to a realistic environment,  World War II, Vietnam, The Great War, Desert Storm…Hell, even The Balkan Conflict for example, would require the developers to remove the very features, killstreak rewards and weaponry that allows this games multiplayer to be populated and dominated by casual players who lack the basic skills to do things like walk and shoot at the same time. .

Run, and Gun…?  You mean together?  At the same time?  Why that’s just crazy talk!

And there you have it, ‘that’ is the reason.

Call of Duty has built a player base of non-players. A game of non-gamers. A hardcore following of casuals. It is the perfect example of a paradox. A contradiction in terms.

Can it be saved….?  Doubtful.

As we have outlined, to remove the thing that has made it popular with the masses is to remove a huge chunk of profits. Activision are NOT doing that. Regardless of how many core gamers stay true to the franchise.

But what of the new generation? The cheering crowds at this years e3 who celebrated the Call of Duty trailer and gameplay as if it were a phoenix rising from the ashes?  Well, what of it?

If you pay close attention to those very reveal showings and the gameplay demonstrated at the LA Convention Centre then you would have picked up on the major issues of the aforementioned inclusions into the games multiplayer format.  The main reason why Advanced Warfare will fail as an online shooter is, again, a simple one that can be summed up in a single word;

Stealth

stealthThis absolute no-brainer from Sledgehammer Games has to be the worst thing that they could have included into a franchise already frantically scrabbling for a lifebelt in a sea of tumultuous turmoil. Cloaking players so that they are now invisible, thus allowing them to hide behind their new portable shield covered by hover grenades that detect movement, and protected by drones and every other piece of noob-friendly kit that they can carry to detect and destroy encroaching players, is just one casual pandering step too far.

NO game that has included stealth devices into their multiplayer format has ever lived to tell the tale. NONE!

It didn’t matter how good they were, how pretty they looked or how smooth the frame rates ran. Hell, even Crysis couldn’t pull it off and they were a self-confessed sci-fi shooter.  The same can be said for Killzone So why Sledgehammer thought that this was to be the one thing that would make their game stand out from all of the other ‘military’ shooters is anyone’s guess?

The only thing that adding ‘stealth’ to the Call of Duty melting pot guarantee’s is a veritable flood of new players across to rival Battlefield. Let’s be honest, we would rather play Battlefield Hardline than a stealth based Call of Duty, and that’s saying something.

Call of Duty should have listened to the ‘gamers’ five titles ago. It did not. And now it will pay the heaviest of prices.

Rival publisher Electronic Arts must have been rubbing their hands with delight and laughing like school girls when they watched the Call of Duty gameplay event at e3 2014.  They very nearly killed off Call of Duty, all but for a total lapse of reason during the Medal of Honour Tier 1 days. And if only they had realised that they had the perfect engine, outlook and format, albeit with a few tweaks to the gameplay such as removing the arcade stylings of the Tier 1 mode and making it the basis of the entire multiplayer instead, then they would have rang the death-knell for Call of Duty some years ago.

It would seem, however, that EA didn’t have too bother working too hard at pulling on the ropes, as the Call of Duty developers and publishers have enthusiastically rung it themselves.

The date is set for the UK’s biggest eSports tournament

call of duty ghosts                         GmP Gaming     image   5Gfinity will offer $160,000 between StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts Tournaments

Gfinity, the UK’s leading eSports and online gaming company is pleased to announce their third tournament, G3, will take place on August 2nd and 3rd, in one of the UK’s most prestigious sporting venues, The Copper Box- the venue of the London Olympics.

Originally scheduled to take place in May, Gfinity pushed the tournament back to the post exam period for their dedicated community. Gfinity will open its doors to allow 8,000 eSports fans to witness firsthand the high standard of professional gaming across five of the best gaming titles. Tickets are being sold by Ticketweb and are selling fast: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/gfinity-tickets/941627

Leading teams and players from around the world will battle it out for a share of the prize pots on offer. Ali-A will co-present the Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament while KSI presents the FIFA tournament.

In 2013 Gfinity orchestrated two of the UK’s most prominent Call of Duty eSports tournaments. G3 looks to be even greater, from the money on offer, with professional teams from across the globe competing for prize pots of up to $55,000, the world class sporting arena, which was the first Olympic venue to open its doors on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through to the number of titles available for spectators to watch.

Paul Kent, Chief Operations Officer from Gfinity said: “We have always prided ourselves on creating professional sports tournaments to help grow the eSports following and understanding in the UK. We are delighted that we were able to move the tournament to suit our dedicated community and still hold G3 in an Olympic venue.”

Tickets are on sale at just £22 per day at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/gfinity-tickets/941627

Seats are limited so be sure to grab yours early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on Gfinity, please visit http://www.gfinity.net/

Activision unveil the latest customization trailer for Call of Duty Ghosts

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A brand new set of Customization Items is now available on Xbox Live, with six Personalization Packs and three Character Packs providing a new look to your entire soldier. For those that missed out on the special weapons included with the Onslaught and Devastation DLCs, you can now pick them up on their own.

Visit the in-game store to find out more.

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The release date for other platforms to follow.

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Go Behind the Scenes with Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

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After three years of dedication and devotion Sledgehammer Games is about to unleash the next generation of Call of Duty titles with the highly-anticipated Advanced Warfare.

Join us as we delve into an in-depth look behind the scenes as we go deeper ‘behind the lines’ than ever before with Activision and Sledgehammer.

 

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare flexes its muscles

call of duty advanced warfare        GmP Gaming    image logo 2Three years of development went into crafting the world of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer Games Creative Director Bret Robbins discusses how research and technology come together to elevate the storytelling experience.

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Soap is back! New customization packs unveiled for Call of Duty:Ghosts

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Six new personalization packs, the Soap Legend Pack, and additional all-new customization items are now available on Xbox Live! A release date for other platforms to follow.

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Call of Duty®: Ghosts Multiplayer Demo Kicks-Off Friday, March 7th on Xbox LIVE

call of duty ghosts                         GmP Gaming     image   5For the first time in Call of Duty® history, Activision and Infinity Ward, in partnership with Xbox, will be hosting a free Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this coming weekend.

Starting Friday, 7th March at 6:00 p.m. (GMT) and going through to Monday, 10th March, gamers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to jump on Xbox Live and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer at no cost. The demo will include three multiplayer maps – Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison break; three multiplayer modes – Search & Rescue, Domination and Team Deathmatch; and the original Extinction game mode – Point of Contact. Come Friday, gamers will just need to sign-in to Xbox Live, download the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo, and get right into a match against friends, family, and anyone else enjoying the free demo weekend.

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The Onslaught begins! Watch the first Ghosts DLC trailer here!

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Onslaught is the first downloadable content pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Take the fight onto four small to medium Multiplayer maps: Fog, Bayview, Containment, and Ignition, a reimagining of the classic map Scrapyard from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2. Players also gain access to the Maverick, an all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.

The Extinction storyline continues with Episode 1: Nightfall, the first installment in a four-part episodic narrative. Explore a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness and learn more about the origins of the alien threat. Episode 1: Nightfall features two all-new species of aliens and an exclusive weapon.

Onslaught arrives first on Xbox LIVE on January 28th, with other platforms to follow.

The best way to experience Call of Duty: Ghosts is with the Season Pass! Get four DLC packs and loads of bonus content for one great price: www.callofduty.com/ghosts/features/seaso­npass

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*Based on Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99 and four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $14.99 each.
DLC Content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you purchase the Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone Map Packs, as you will be charged for them. Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform.