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Our first look at Call Of Duty 2014

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, Call Of Duty, FPS, Sledgehammer Games

Our first look at Call Of Duty 2014

Sledgehammer Games have revealed the first image of their debut Call Of Duty title, which is due out this Christmas.

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Get Call of Duty Ghosts Free Fall Edition on PS3 for £12.85 from Simply Games

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Activision, FPS games, Infinity Ward, PS3 games

Get Call of Duty Ghosts Free Fall Edition on PS3 for £12.85 from Simply Games
Call of Duty Ghosts Free Fall Edition | Simply Games | £12.85
PS3 price comparison | Call of Duty Ghosts Review

If you haven't decided to upgrade to the current gen of consoles, but still want to watch a dog take down a helicopter for a bargain price, this is an excellent opportunity to do so if you're a PS3 owner. This deal from Simply Games is the cheapest around by over £2.

While the multiplayer modes are limited in number, and the social features are lacking as well, it's the same COD-like experience with Ghosts. Basically, if you're looking for some no-nonsense shooter fun (now with added dog) you'll probably find enjoyment with Infinity Ward's latest. It's also worth pointing out that the Free Fall map that is thrown in with it is now available to everyone. Thanks to petes_1234 @ HUKD!

"Cap 'em and shank 'em!" - Snoop Dogg will commentate on CoD: Ghosts in DLC voice pack

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, DLC, Snoop Dogg

"It's the coolest game in the hood"

Yo dawg, so we heard you like Call Of Duty: Ghosts and Snoop Dogg. So we put Snoop Dogg... inside your Call Of Duty: Ghosts! OHHHHHHH[that's enough lame Pimp My Ride references for one day - Ed]

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £12.85 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at SimplyGames

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Activision, FPS games, Infinity Ward, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £12.85 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at SimplyGames

Call Of Duty: Ghosts | SimplyGames PS3Xbox 360 | £12.85
PS3Xbox 360 price comparison | Call Of Duty Ghosts Review

Call Of Duty: Ghosts treads water graphically and creatively, but for a hilariously low £12.85, we can't complain about the value for money here. If you're not interested in the superior next-gen versions, SimplyGames' deal is an absolute doozy. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!

Predator hunts down Call Of Duty: Ghosts in next map pack

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Devastation, DLC, FPS, Infinity Ward, Predator

Predator hunts down Call Of Duty: Ghosts in next map pack

Call Of Duty: Ghosts' upcoming map pack -- Devastation -- is another downloadable dollop of four arenas, an Extinction mode scenario and a foldaway assault rifle that moonlights as an SMG.

Both of which have been thoroughly upstaged by none other than the freaking Predator, who's set to make a cameo at the very least.

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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Review | The Devil's Bargain

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Activision, ARPG, Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls, DLC, Expansion Pack, PC, PC games, RPG

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Review | The Devil's Bargain

Platform: PC

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Publisher: Activision

Reaper Of Souls is brilliant.

It makes Diablo III feel like a full game, complete, floating on a raft of exceptional patches. With Jay Wilson now a footnote in franchise history, Blizzard cut out the fat, replaced it with muscle and used the new expansion to genuinely expand their dungeon crawler. The new act and class are pure gold, while Adventure Mode turns the campaign into a glorious interconnected sandbox ripe for the pillage, giving the game an unpredictable personality and solid backbone. Effectively Reaper Of Souls is to Diablo III what adamantium is to Wolverine.

Unfortunately it also costs thirty British quid. Is Reaper Of Souls a rip-off or a devil's bargain?

That's a lot of money for 25% more story and a single new class, so I'm delighted to report that you're paying for quality. Act V is easily the biggest, best and most interesting segment of Diablo III hands-down, both in terms of art direction, enemy variation, storyline and some fantastic bosses. Blizzard has pushed the boat out on memorable set pieces (such as a dramatic showdown atop an active siege weapon) and thoughtful new foes who require different tactics to defeat. Plus, we get to tie up a massive loose end in the most violently cathartic way possible, while learning about exactly why The Angel Of Wisdom decided to go rogue.

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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls scythed down to £22.99 on GMG

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Activision, Blizzard, Expansion Pack, PC, PC games, RPG

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls scythed down to £22.99 on GMG

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls pre-order| GMG | £22.99 (save £2 vs Gamestop)

Diablo III's first major expansion is now exactly a month from release, adding a new campaign and introducing a terrifying new enemy in the form of fallen angel Malthael. Unlike the fairly useless Tyrael (who transformed from an epic sword-wielding legend into a... bald guy), the Angel Of Death is at the height of his powers, and leads a horrific crusade to steal the Black Soulstone for himself. With new enemies, classes and environments to get to grips with, there should be a decent slab of game here, and Green Man Gaming are making with the savings. Note that you'll need the base game to play - and that the auction houses are set to close in a matter of weeks.

Thanks to ivandias @ HUKD!

Sledgehammer must reinvent Call Of Duty this year, or blow their golden opportunity

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call Of Duty, Sledgehammer Games

Sledgehammer must reinvent Call Of Duty this year, or blow their golden opportunity

Franchise Enters Three-Yearly Rotation

Call Of Duty is no longer a two-horse race. After assisting Infinity Ward and Treyarch from behind the scenes for years, Sledgehammer Games are finally getting their chance to prove their mettle, and will be fully responsible for developing this year's Call Of Duty.

It's high time that the franchise received some fresh blood, and hopefully Sledgehammer might be able inject new life into the series - an opportunity that Ghosts never managed to capitalise on.

Mind you, a renewed "focus on DLC and micro DLC" might raise a few eyebrows. Click below, crank up the Peter Gabriel and let's take a closer look at how they can accomplish their new mission... so long as they're brave enough to do so.

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Get a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Steam code for £3.49 on GetGames

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, FPS, Infinity Ward, PC, PC games

Get a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Steam code for £3.49 on GetGames

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare | GetGames | £3.49 (save £10)
Price Comparison | Best Game Of The Generation

The original Modern Warfare became our official Game Of The Generation, appearing on all of our blind tallies. As the shock wore off, we gradually realised that democracy hadn't failed us as badly as we thought. Modern Warfare was utterly superb, both in terms of its grounded singleplayer campaign, seminal set pieces and multiplayer that set the trend for years to come. It's a ruddy masterpiece, and you can grab a copy (for 'All Ghillied Up,' basically) for £3.49 on GetGames. It's SteamPlay, so will work on both Mac or PC.

Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

Deadpool is only £6 on PC at Gamefly

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Activision, High Moon Studios, PC, PC games

Deadpool is only £6 on PC at Gamefly

Deadpool | Gamefly | £6.00 (save a bundle)
Deadpool review | Voucher Code: GFDDEC20UK

Deadpool is neither big nor clever, but it is utterly hilarious and anarchic in ways you'll rarely see from a videogame. As such it was a decent rental but a big ask at full price... so this £6 price seems about right.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is £19.99 On PC At SimplyCDKeys

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Jonathan Lester
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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is £19.99 On PC At SimplyCDKeys

Call Of Duty: Ghosts | SimplyCDKeys | £19.99 (save £7)
PC Price Comparison

Call Of Duty: Ghosts isn't as forward-thinking as we'd have liked (especially in terms of its nonsensical campaign, which Black Ops II somewhat puts to shame), but there's no denying that its mental multiplayer is still great fun. SimplyCDKeys will email you a PC Steam key for a shade under £20, which is a decent saving if you're looking to get involved. Thanks to imdurc @ HUKD!

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £29.99 for PS3 & Xbox 360 at GAME

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Carl Phillips
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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £29.99 for PS3 & Xbox 360 at GAME
Call Of Duty: Ghosts | GAME ( PS3 / Xbox 360 ) | £29.99
PS3 / Xbox 360 price comparison | Call Of Duty Ghosts Review

Well it looks the the Xbone and PS4's release is finally have an affect on the last-gen software sales, as as the price for the latest Call of Duty game is down to quite the bargain. It will save you around £9 over the cheapest offer elsewhere, and also comes with the Freefall map for MP modes.

While the multiplayer modes are limited in number, and the social features are lacking as well, it's the same COD-like experience with Ghosts. Basically, if you're looking for some no-nonsense shooter fun (now with added dog) you'll probably find enjoyment with Infinity Ward's latest. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Dealspwn Playthrough | Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode - Surviving The Hordes

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Carl Phillips
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Features
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Dealspwn Playthrough, Extinction Mode, FPS games, Gameplay, Infinity Ward, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Dealspwn Playthrough | Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode - Surviving The Hordes

We issued our official verdict on Infinity Ward's latest shooter yesterday, and the general consensus is that the Extinction mode is the highlight of Call Of Duty: Ghosts, so we've decided to give it the Dealspwn Playthrough treatment to show you what it's all about. In today's episode, Carl provides commentary as we watch him destroy alien hives with a massive drill, before giving his thoughts on of the progression system whilst fending off wave upon wave of dog-like aliens, all of which are trying to eat his face. See it all after the jump.

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Current-Gen Review | The Old Kitchen Sink

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Current gen, FPS, Games reviews, Infinity Ward, PC games, PS3 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Current-Gen Review | The Old Kitchen Sink

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Wii U | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developers: Infinity Ward

Publishers: Activision

Call Of Duty is the kitchen sink of the Christmas shooters. It's all things to all gamers - bombastic singleplayer, robust co-op and manic multiplayer action - something for everyone in a single convenient package.

Every year we hear the same old backlash, the tiresome accusations of stagnation and laziness, but every year I've upgraded anyway and recommended that you do the same. Whether we're seeing Captain Price's moustache chronicles through to completion, enjoying new tweaks to the multiplayer formula or revelling in Treyarch's anarchic attempts to subvert the experience, there's always been a reason to ride shotgun on Activision's bandwagon.

What was it again?

For all we know Call Of Duty: Ghosts might feel like a real step forward for the franchise on PS4 and Xbox One, while the PC version seems to be the definitive edition in terms of visuals and features. But if you're sticking with PS3 or Xbox 360 and already own Black Ops II, Infinity Ward's latest effort might feel like less of an upgrade and more like filler material. In fact, the current-gen console version feels so noticeably pared-back that I'm compelled to review it as a standalone product.

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Blizzard Reveals New Beasties In Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Bestiary

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Jonathan Lester
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Blizzard Reveals New Beasties In Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Bestiary

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls is set to throw us into battle against the fallen angel Malthael and his horrific twisted army, which contains all manner of disturbing mobs. You can mug up on them thanks to a new Battle.net blog post, which acts as a bestiary of sorts, containing both pictures and handy descriptions of the Death Maidens, Ghastly Seraphs, War Beasts and more.

Rather than perpetrating another horrendously-formatted copypasta job, I'll instead point you at the relevant link again. Reaper Of Souls is due next year on PC and PS4.

Destiny Not In Development For PC To Avoid Stretching Bungie "Too Thin"

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Jonathan Lester
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Destiny Not In Development For PC To Avoid Stretching Bungie "Too Thin"

"We Know There Are A Lot Of People Out There Asking"

Bungie are adamant that they're not working on a PC version of Destiny, even though numerous players would like one, since it would involve stretching their finite development resources even further.

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Megan Fox Has 'Epic Night Out' In Call Of Duty: Ghosts Live-Action Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, trailer, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts is out this week, and Activision's hype campaign is gearing up for one last big push. Their bombastic new live-action trailer makes for reasonably entertaining viewing, if telling us practically nothing useful about the game save that there are guns and a dog.

Megan Fox randomly shows up for no discernible reason, though, so there's that. Ghosts launches on November 5th - tomorrow - on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Next-gen versions will release alongside their respective consoles.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Fall Map is a GAME Exclusive

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Brendan Griffiths
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Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Fall Map is a GAME Exclusive

"Look, We're Knocking Down Skyscrapers Too!"

That's what this trailer for the Free Fall pre-order DLC incentive seems to be shouting, as Activision try to muscle in on Battlefield 4's key multiplayer feature, massively changing environments in multiplayer maps. To be fair, Call of Duty: Ghosts' new map looks like a hell of a lot of fun too.

Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin, is pretty excited about the new map: "It [the new map] introduces our new mechanic, dynamic maps - this idea of bringing that sort of cinematic single player experience to multiplayer. You're playing in a building that is falling over and is wedged between two other buildings. The floor you're on is actually the glass windows from the side of the building so you see this world in a very topsy-turvy sense as it's plummeting down to the streets below."

The pre-order map will be available from multiple outlets in the US. European console gamers face a one-store exclusive policy in each territory though, with Game being the only option for UK gamers. Tease yourself with a trailer after the break and decide if you want to put your money with the big purple one.

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Destiny PS4 Video Shows Clans, Weapons & Vehicle Customisation

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny PS4 Video Shows Clans, Weapons & Vehicle Customisation

Destiny is headed to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One next year, but PlayStation Access are keen to make the most of the nebulous special arrangement between Bungie and Sony. Their new footage illustrates a range of nifty features including legendary weapons, vehicle customisation and some of the social features we can expect from the anticipated trans-generation shooter.

Well worth a watch if you want to know more.

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Runs At Native 720p On Xbox One, 1080p On PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Runs At Native 720p On Xbox One, 1080p On PS4

"The Game Looks Great On Both"

Infinity Ward has put some recent rumours to bed by totally confirming all of them.

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