Thursday, 5 March 2009

Bullshit says Bowling from Infinity Ward

Yes you read it correctly. Bowling from Infinity Ward had the following to say about the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 leak yesterday:

"It didn't come from anyone who has access to our internal builds and indeed contains several features that are already in CoD4 such as grass camo for snipers. In short, it's BS".

Nice of them to come clean about it. To be honest though when you looked at the list it all looked like guesses anyway plus the information in that 'leak' made the game look more like Call of Duty: World at War to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare than another leap for the series which would be a shame. I hope that Infinity Ward deliver as much development in the gameplay as in Modern Warfare 2. This would surely cement itself for yet more awards and they have already promised us it will be the most anticipated game of 2009.

All aircraft for PC are grounded for another week:

Ubisoft have just announced that Hawx for the PC will be delayed by another week and instead be coming out on the 20th March 2009. They have offered no explanation for the sudden delay. If you remember they also delayed the PC version of Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway in order to fix a bug so perhaps this will be the reason for the delay.

New Screens hit The Pitt:

New screenshots of the upcoming DLC, Fallout 3: The Pitt have been released today from Bethesda. These look pretty good to me and the DLC is set for release on the 24th March 2009. See the screenshots below.Bioshock 2 first news has risen from the sea:

The teaser website for Bioshock 2: The Sea of Dreams has emerged showing us some of the first details about the second game in the series. Bioshock 2 is to take place 7 years after the first game and is a pleasant surprise as there was a lot of speculation that Bioshock 2 would instead be a prequel.

The site shows a world map with some scribbled writing. Above the writing there are a series of 3 items which once selected show a picture of a doll which looks very similar to a Big Daddy but improved. Another is a newspaper cutting about the disappearance of a 7 year old girl. An extract is provided below:
"Local fisherman Eamon Clune, 44, and his wife Charlotte (32) were awoken by the sudden shattering of a window in the front room," a document on the site reads. "Moments later, his daughter Maura, age 7, screamed. Mr Clune rushed to investigate the noise only to notice the unknown attacker racing out of the broken window with incredible speed."

It goes on further to describe the attacker:

"Due to the moonless night, Clune was unable to provide a description of the assailant. He notes that the attacker was thin, above average height and wore some kind of red light."

This description seems to provide the basis for perhaps an evolved Big Daddy and this is further backed up by the picture of the doll resembling what appears to be a Big Daddy. In the original game the Big Daddy's were large and rather slow.

The third item is a letter from a J. Lynch with some red writing on the letter written by another person. No clues as to who this could have been.



M_the_C said...

Hmmm, not sure if I'm looking forward to Bioshock 2.

I thought the first was okay, but it didn't leave much room for more story. Plus the news they announced a while back that they're going to do six sequels, I'm very sceptical at the moment.

From what I've heard the Infinity Ward CoDs are better than, is it Treyarch? Might be worth a look, although I hope the price doesn't do what CoD 4 did...

AJB123644 said...

Yes it was worrying when they announced up to 6 titles in the series but if they can make them all good quality games then it would be good.

The thing with Bioshock for most people I think was how linear it felt. If it had a little freeform to the world then it might not feel so restricted so to speak.

Infinity Ward developed Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 4 and now number 6 with Treyarch developing everything else. All the ones done by Infinity Ward have up to this point been the best and always have a new innovation in the way the series has been evolving.

Agreed about the price although it has come down a lot now.