After seeing the multiplayer teaser for Modern Warfare 2, GN took a closer look at all of the elements in the trailer, then analyzed them for your drooling!  So get pumped for the new factions, weapons, and achievements that we have unveiled!  

 

 

 

You can read some of our notes from the video below, just in case that wasn't enough:

Core Elements

"Be the gunner of an AC130" - Players are able to actually aim their kill streak bonus
Unlock the AC130 by achieving an 11 kill streak
Play as the rangers, marines (?), opposing forces, or... the soviets?!
At 0:25, there is a chopper in the background that is undamaged.  Is it possible to fly these?
At 0:35, the mini-map/radar is fuzzed out.  Possibly a new radar jammer?
At 0:36, it is apparent that some new guns have functional radars attached.
An AT4 rocket lawn chair has been added, with the ability to lock-on to vehicles (0:39)
Immediately after this, the Helicopter/Gun Ship releases flares to negate the missile.
At 0:47, it is obvious that a player in the server is in a helicopter or plane
-this vehicle has thermal vision and two different weapons.
Semtex plastic explosives added (1:17)

UI upgrades 

A compass has been added to the bottom right corner
In the bottom right, next to the radar, you can see which kill streak items you have - UAVs, Air Strikes, etc.
Achievements unlocked while in the game now have a description of what that achievement was for while in game.
The bottom left now cycles through winning/losing and game mode

Achievements

Buzzkill has been added.  "Stopped enemy short of a killstreak. (+100)"  
As seen with our buddy FOURZEROTWO (the IW blogger), Stuck "You stuck an enemy with Semtex!"
Payback! "You've taken revenge (+200)"

 

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Peek

By Published July 28, 2009 at 3:02 am

Infinity Ward teased eagerly awaiting fans a few days ago with the first Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer preview.  Take a look into the new Kill Streak Loadout screen.  Don't forget to watch the entire video, the last few seconds jest with sticky grenades.

 

 

EA Knows Audience, WTS "2 Hot Girls"

By Published July 28, 2009 at 1:59 am

Moneymonger of gaming Electronic Arts has been receiving flak all week for enhanced marketing strategies.  Not only did EA promote itself through its booth babes at Comic Con a little while ago, they also promo'd Dante's Inferno, an upcoming title, by asking attendees to "commit acts of lust" with any of the girls working at the myriad booths.

Demigod Update News

By Published July 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

After reviewing Demigod, we've had our eyes out on the game's site for cool updates.  The developers are very devoted to their game, and their promise to add new demigods has come through!

"We also went into great detail on the 2 new demigods that are in development." Said 'FrogBoy', one of the most active developers in the community,  "I am anticipating being able to go into significant detail on these in the next couple of weeks now that they’ve moved beyond a bunch of “assets” and are starting to come together."  He added, "Tentatively we are looking at one general and one assassin. One will be of the forces of light and the other the forces of darkness. One will be melee oriented, the other projectile oriented."

Sounds great!  A new general and a new assassin, one melee and one ranged, how much better does it get?  Pretty balanced sounding.  There are lots of updates to be added to the game, including replays, clans, and more.  The list is long, so click Read More to find out about the update!

Winner of First Giveaway

By Published July 21, 2009 at 12:46 am

After much tension and a month of waiting, we're finally ready to reveal the winner of our Gaming Computer Giveaway!  If for some reason the winner cannot claim this prize, it will be re-gifted immediately after declined.  Thanks to all for participating!

Please remember that the more people that sign up on our site, the more giveaways we will have!  Tell all of your friends to check it out, and we'll keep pumping out prizes!  The current plan is to give away a couple of games a year, and hopefully one PC a year.  

We are happy to announce that the next giveaway will be DEMIGOD, and will be done the same way - through email.  Please keep an eye on the forums and the News page for our giveaway rules and options!

We will choose a winner in the next contest the same way as this one - with a random drawing.

The Winner is...

Demigod

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Published July 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Why stop at Demi? Like its title, Demigod is a fantastic RTS that stopped halfway. What could take DG to the status of just God?

BioWare just released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic video. This game is starting to look like it could be really good, if they manage to pull it off. Check out the video below:


Gamers Nexus Giveaway - Part 2!

By Published July 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

We'd like to hear from you about what game should be given away next month!  Please post in the forums with your ideas.  It must be a game.

Post here

Rock Band - User-made Content?

By Published July 18, 2009 at 10:46 am
Rock Band owner MTV informed gamers around the globe that there will soon be DIY content on the game.  Musicians and musical hobbyists will be able to develop their own tracks using a toolkit released by Harmonix, which has complete authoring functions, note charts, and other unannounced utilities.  Peer reviewers in a new "Creator's Club" will review completed Rock Band tracks before they are uploaded to the Network store for the world.

Free Realms - A Little Too Free?

By Published July 18, 2009 at 9:00 am

Sony Online Entertainment, publisher of one successful MMO and several dead ones, recently announced that Free Realms, which went live seven weeks ago, has snatched up 3-million users.  SOE claimed that this was a successful launch, but apparently the historians that also work at SOE have warned of a dark future.  The company is laying off 41 people, or 5% of its full-time developers.  Click Read More for sarcasm and bias!

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