Also, four mapMonkeys glitchers ‘sell their soul’ for a taste of Modern Warfare 3, some CoD gamers could defect to Battlefield 3, MW3 could sell over 20 million units and Treyarch spent more than a year on developing anti-cheating features.
Treyarch Spent More Than a Year in Anti-Cheating Measures
In the recent interview with lead multiplayer developer Dan Bunting, he told Gamasutra that they, as in Treyarch, had a ‘big agenda’ to stop cheating.
There was kind of that turning point during [previous Treyarch COD title, World at War] life-cycle, and, coming away from that, we realized that it had to be a big agenda for us to develop the tools and infrastructure within the game to make sure that we could track and keep the online experience clean.
We’ve had about probably twelve to sixteenth months of development time spent on our security tools and infrastructure; it’s very robust, and it’s been incredibly successful in this game.
He even talked about which maps players prefer more in playing:
I think that a lot of our fans like the smaller maps, which is a little surprising to us because it’s more chaotic and less predictable; you can get into some bad spawn situations, and there’s a lot of killstreaks in the air, which makes it a lot more challenging to play on a small map. But it’s funny that players seem to embrace that kind of chaotic experience.
They know and they listen.
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MW3 Could Sell More than 20 Million Units
We all know that the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3, is to be released on the 8th of November and it’s predecessor, Black Ops, was the best-selling game in both the US and the UK. Modern Warfare 3 has to do a lot to overcome that.
When you’re starting to think that the record that Black Ops made is ‘untouchable’, it isn’t according to Wedbush Security’s Michael Pachter. He believes that Modern Warfare 3 could sell more than 20 million copies, which is the record of Black Ops.
But the idea of MW3’s sales to go over Black Ops’ is not a wild prediction, as MW3’s pre-orders have already topped Black Ops’:
View the story on GameSpot.
Some Call of Duty Gamers Could ‘Defect’ to Battlefield 3 (MW3 v BF3 = WW3)
The same analyst from before, Michael Pachter, said the new Call of Duty Elite service could result in some Call of Duty gamers ‘defecting’ to Battlefield 3. But why?
We expect EA’s game to perform exceedingly well, eclipsing the 6.5 million units sold by the last iteration, and think that Activision’s introduction of Call of Duty Elite (its premium subscription service) could cause a small number of loyal Call of Duty players to defect to EA’s game.
He as also previously said that “Battlefield 3 stands no chance to Modern Warfare 3”, but this time he says that “Activision’s shares may come under pressure.”
View the story on Battlefield 3 Blog.
Four mapMonkeys Glitchers ‘Selling Their Souls’ to Get a First Glimpse of MW3 (MP)
The four glitchers (from mapMonkeys, one of the best glitchers) who are to test MW3’s MP for glitches ‘sold their souls’:
I know this goes against mapMonkeys since we thrive off of finding and sharing glitches with each other, but this is an amazing opportunity we can’t pass up!
One of the testers from mapMonkeys
See it on OnlineGamerNews.net.
Why is http://www.ModernWarfare3.com Redirecting to Battlefield 3’s Official Website?
I have recently learnt from @kkiller14 that the site http://www.modernwarfare3.com/ redirects to Battlefield 3’s official website. Hang on! The word mark Modern Warfare 3 has a registered trade mark, right?
It may not be necessarily a trade mark, but:
A service mark or servicemark is a trademark used in some countries, notably the United States, to identify a service rather than a product.
So it should be treated like a trademark, but in this case it’s not. So who owns this domain is the question, but not known as the information is not available publicly. This domain was actually bought on 2009 and expires on 2013.
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: MODERNWARFARE3.COM
Created on: 26-Mar-09
Expires on: 26-Mar-13
Last Updated on: 10-Jul-11
But why doesn’t Activision own this domain? Probably because the MW3 site is a part of the Call of Duty site (callofduty.com/mw3).
You can see the full ownership information here.
EA Actually Doesn’t Own this Domain
This domain is actually unofficial and not owned by Activisioin or EA. According to Google’s cache of the site… well, see it for yourself.
It led back to this Battlefield 3 fansite ‘in disguise’ of a MW3 fansite, but instead stating:
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.
You can view the full post here.