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Posted Mon, Nov 16 2009 12:02 PM
Yes thats right, the most easily developed for platform gets Call of Duty! Yes, I just called the iPhone a platform seeing as there are loads of games for it...
Just picked this story up on twitter thanks to Josh Olin.
Here is the info from

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies brings the classic Call of Duty: World at War zombie-slaying game mode to the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. Featuring the original zombie map “Nacht der Untoten” (Night of the Undead), fight to survive in the barricaded bunker where it all began – and you can bring along up to 3 of your friends (4-player co-op via WiFi) to help push back the endless waves of attacking zombies!

Highlights include:
• Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies for the iPhone™ supports up to four players via Wi-Fi/Internet and two players via Bluetooth. Play with your friends in the same room, on the other side of town, and even across the globe. With the option of either private or open matchmaking, where there’s a Wi-Fi connection, there’s a friend to go Zombie-hunting with.*

• This is the Zombie experience from Call of Duty: World at War. “Nacht der Untoten” has been fully realized on the iPhone™ in a silky smooth 3D environment, along with the return of your favorite guns and killer power ups.

• Three different control schemes are available to suit your style. Take advantage of the iPhone’s unique tilt capabilities or, for Zombie vets, use the virtual analog sticks to fend off the undead.

• Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies features a full list of unique Achievements.

• Leaderboard support awards the best of the best, accessed directly through your iPhone™ or iPod® Touch. Become the top zombie slayer and prove your standings to the world!

• Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies will fully support future Downloadable Content, ensuring that the classic survival experience will live on with new maps.
So snap to attention, pick up Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, and start fending off the zombie horde!
Click here for more details.

*Wi-Fi support only at this time, play unavailable on cellular networks.

Note: Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies is best played on a 2nd generation iPod® Touch or higher with the latest firmware installed.
Note: The language in-game is English.
Posted Mon, Nov 16 2009 10:26 AM
No, you read that headline right, "Russia recalls Modern Warfare 2." Turns out that controversial level in the beginning of the game didn't sit well with the Russian government. All over the internet today have been reports of the recall.
According to (yes its in Russian, click here for a translation) they had received exclusive information last Friday about the recall. And in the article it states that there is now a censored PC version of the game on sale and that there is a censored version of the console game en-route expected soon.

It turns out that, yes, if you offend a country and a government on a whole, your game will indeed be banned until censored.

Turns out that airport mission got IW more than they asked for, the public angry and now Russia...

Posted Sun, Nov 15 2009 6:51 AM
Just caught this over at FPSadmin.

Updates to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Improved IWNet matchmaking

Thats all for now I guess, I've been traveling and just got back to internet so this week I'll get everyone up-to-date with what is going on.
Posted Thu, Nov 12 2009 11:32 PM
Posted Wed, Nov 11 2009 11:02 AM
Posted Wed, Nov 11 2009 11:01 AM
The boy over at IGN have put together a really cool history of Call of Duty article for us. This is a great read, go check it out...
At a glance, Call of Duty is much like every other game out there; almost extraordinarily ordinary. To the uninitiated, it looks like another "me too" tale of heroic army men, told from a first-person perspective. But it's Call of Duty's ability to rise above the competition – and without the need for attention-grabbing gimmicks – that makes it so exceptional, even with six proper games in as many years, and just as many spin-offs. Call of Duty snatched the annual World War II franchise crown from the industry's largest publisher, and helped pave the way for Activision's world conquest. With Modern Warfare 2 just around the corner, it shows no signs of slowing down.
Read the Rest...
Posted Tue, Nov 10 2009 1:13 PM
Modern Warfare 2 launched today all over the world, and at most if not all of the launch parties the line was round the store.

I hope you all are enjoying it and that the game is good. I don't have a copy yet but I'm off travelling tomorrow and will post news and updates as I read them.

Congrats to IW for making a hot off the press seller.
Posted Fri, Nov 6 2009 10:28 AM
Activision, the publishers of the Call of Duty series have said recently that there is a new Call of Duty in the works to be out in 2010. Yes, that's right, our yearly instalments of Call of Duty continues next year. With Modern Warfare 2 just days away from hitting the consumer market, we can all now look forward to the 7th instalment of Call of Duty.
My question though, who is officially doing Call of Duty 7? My money's on Treyarch since Infinity Ward is still finishing Modern Warfare 2.

Here the quote that says it all thanks to

"In 2010, Activision publishing is expected to release a strong product line of innovative new titles," Tipple said. "The diversified lineup will include, among others, titles based on the best-selling franchises in the company's history, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Shrek, and Spiderman, and a select few new intellectual properties such as Blur and Singularity, and a strong catalog based on our top sellers of 2009."
Posted Fri, Nov 6 2009 8:52 AM
Looks like requiring Steam to play a game on the PC, that isn't a traditonal Valve game, makes digital distributors mad. Over on VE3D, two articles were posted about the response of two Digital Distributors in regards to Modern Warfare 2.
Little snip-it of those responses:

From Direct 2 Drive:
At Direct2Drive, we believe strongly that when you buy a game from us, you shouldn't be forced to install and run a 3rd party software client to be able to play the game you purchased. Because COD MW 2 requires you, the consumer, to do that, we aren't able to offer the game via Direct2Drive at this time.

And from Stardock Impulse download service:
Impulse will not be selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 either. We share some of the same concerns as Direct2Drive over the bundling of the Steam client with the game. The most obvious issue is the forced inclusion of a competitor's store that blocks us from carrying the game.
Our issues with the game are solely with the Steamworks bundling.

Looks like bundling a game with Steam (no matter how good the idea is) will still disrupt digital distributors from distributing your game.

D2D Source
Stardock Source
Gamasutra's article about D2D turning down MW2

Thanks to AndyB over at VE3D for the heads up!

EDIT:GamersGate will also not be selling MW2...
Posted Thu, Nov 5 2009 9:37 AM
IW had posted a PSA about grenade spam up on youtube over the weekend, and took it down the next day. Its title Fight Against Grenade Spam, which if turned into an acronym is rather offensive. IW the apologized for the video and said they didn’t mean any offence by putting it up and calling it the “Fight Against Grenade Spam.”

If you want to find the PSA, just search around the internet, the ones on youtube keep getting taken down.
Posted Thu, Nov 5 2009 9:34 AM
On November 3rd, some of Infinity Ward’s staff took part in a chat with the Best Buy forum users. … before you ask, no I didn’t know Best Buy had forums either… During the chat, of which the log is here (insert link), various questions popped up about the game, quite a few about the PC skew. The worst thing I’ve picked out from the transcript though, is this : from Vince Zampella “02:43 Vince-IW: No plans for a demo currently. We are still working on finishing the PC game right now (yes, I know... we need to get done!).” 6 days until this game hits stores, I’m a bit worried for the PC version. As you go through the chat log, more and more questions pop up about IWNET and max players; two big answers to both of those, IWNET hosting, when the host quits hosting gets transferred to someone else with little interruption, and max players across the board in all platforms is… 9v9, yes 18, a far cry from the 64 or 50 players you could get on the PC dedicated servers.
Yes there was a lot of PC questions, but if you wish to go through the chat log, I’ve nabbed one and put it up, so click read more to see it all!
Oh yea, PC players, there is no lean in the multiplayer. And PC players, your PC online profiles are stored online, so no worrying about them getting deleted when doing the annual format of Windows.

Some Quotes:

•“Vince-IW: We would like you to play the game the way we designed and balanced it.”
•“Mackey-IW: I don't know the exact minutes, but I do know that Hans Zimmer went well above and beyond the call of duty, so to speak, and really just provided an incredible amount of music. This was his first game project and he really attacked it.”
•“Mackey-IW: You can use friendslists in steam to play together.”

Chat Log:
I will make the text more readable, it's late where I'm at so I'm off to bed. Will update asap tomorrow.
- Saucy

1:05 Matthew-BBY
The chat i now open.
1:07 Ryan-IW
Hello all were doing fine
1:08 Vince-IW
It is really hard for us to read the questions right now, they are flickering around like mad
01:09 Mackey-IW
Hi I'm Mackey McCandlish, I've been at IW since day 1 and have worked on CoD1, 2, 4, and MW2. I'm primarily responsible for single player scripting and design. Some of the missions I scripted were Burnville, Stalingrad, Demolition, One Shot One Kill (Ferris Wheel!) and more.
01:10 Ryan-IW
Hello everyone I'm Ryan Lastimosa. I'm an artist at Infinity Ward and I'm responsible for weapons.
01:11 Vince-IW
you can right click on the '**bleep**ty watching list' and turn it off
01:12 Provolown
What are the main differences between Headquarters Pro in Modern Warfare 2 and Headquarters from Call of Duty 4?
01:13 Ryan-IW
HQ Pro utilizes a timer that kicks in right when the HQ appears, allowing players to set up a strategy to take the HQ before it comes online
01:13 mon3ymak3r4812
can u get support powers after 25 killstreak?
01:13 Mackey-IW: To mon3ymak3r4812
Mon3ymak3r4812: After you use the 25 kill streak, the game ends.
01:15 Aaron-GS
A note for our guests: questions for this chat are queued, so the developers will be answering questions in the order they were submitted.
01:16 Aaron-GS
Please keep in mind that it may take a few minutes for the developers to answer your questions. To help them out, please ask short, concise questions and try to refrain from asking multiple-part questions to be fair to the other participants.
01:17 samahh
If any, what are the differences between the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of this game?
01:17 Ryan-IW: To samahh
The experiences on both platforms are AWESOME! So there isn't a difference between the PS3 or 360 versions.
01:18 bnogradi28
Can you go into more depth about the third-person mode and how you will be able to use it.
01:20 Mackey-IW
3rd person is limited to a few playlists, and it's always enabled for all players when you're in such a playlist. It's a lot of fun when you want some variety. The look is similar to spectating a game. Note that not all the attachments and perks are as useful in 3rd person.
01:21 nkrull
Is the tactical nuke an immedeate win for your team as it is shown in one video?
01:22 ModernWarfare69
Where did you get the ideas for the weapons from?
01:22 Ryan-IW: To ModernWarfare69
We get most of our ideas from real weapons being fielded right now from multiple military and other operating sources. We strive to make each weapon look and feel as they would in real life.
01:22 Ryan-IW
Yes, the tactical nuke is a win. A BIG win! lol
01:23 Aaron-GS
Thank you for your patience. The queue will be reopened once the developers have had the opportunity to answer the questions that have already been submitted.
01:24 xxTex
Can explain how works for the PC platform?
01:26 Mackey-IW
PC has no common provider of matchmaking like on xbox360, so to have match making on the PC we had to create IW.Net, kind of similar to the match making networks created for RTS games on PC. This was not a trivial undertaking, although it's understandable that these days consumers may take match match making for granted.
01:28 LeachKing4
what new game modes will be introduced?
01:28 Ryan-IW: To LeachKing4
In MP, a new game mode we have is Demolition. I'd have to say its one of my personal favorites as one team's objective is to detonate two targets. It gets really heavy when one target is detonated and all the focus is shifted to one target, leading to all kinds of crazy moments you'd see in only in MW2
01:28 Mackey-IW
Currently the only classic map available in MW2 is Wasteland, which is based on the popular Call of Duty 1 map, Brecourt.
01:28 Mackey-IW
Which was one of my favorite CoD maps, personally.
01:31 Mackey-IW
MW2 supports games from 1v1 in Cagematch all the way up to 9v9 in the Ground War playlist.
01:32 Josh111
PC Question... What will the max amount of players per map be for PC multiplayer on
01:32 Vince-IW
01:32 GeneralClean
With the new, how many players can it support at one time with each server set-up, 8 vs 8, 12 vs 12, 16 vs 16, and how much bandwidth are we talking about per player basis, Upload and Download?
01:33 Mackey-IW
The max number of players on all platforms are 1v1 through 9v9. This is the number of players we focused on when we were balancing map size, perks, classes, challenges, etc.
01:35 toxicinzanity
first id like to say thank you ohh gods of IW for giving me a reason to skip school. i would like to if there will be juggernaugt?
01:38 Ryan-IW
First of all toxicinzanity, you should'nt skip school. Trust us at IW, school is really important! In response to your question, we have a deathstreak called "painkiller" that gives you a few seconds of more health. It really helps when you're getting beat down and it gives you a fighting chance.
01:38 MW2Fan
If my computer can handle COD World at War, Can it handle MW2
01:38 Vince-IW
System Requirements
o OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
o Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
o Memory: 1 GB RAM
o Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
o DirectX�: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
o Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
o Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
o Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
o Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
01:38 pittboss
will the private multiplayer matches for the pc be run as a p2p connections or are they run via the IWnet?
01:39 Deaths_head
Is there any type of character customization in the multiplayer?
01:39 Ryan-IW
Your character is specific to the class that you decide to choose.
01:39 Mackey-IW
IWNet matches players together based on several factors including ping and skill. After players are matched, the most suitable host is determined. That player hosts until they quit, at which time hosting responsibilities will normally migrate to another player without interrupting the match.
01:40 Sickology
This has probably been asked before. But what's up with the pot leafs in the Callsigns?
01:41 Ryan-IW
Callsigns allow you to customize your MP experience with images and titles that best suit your personality.
01:42 xxTex
What are the types of features that offers for PC players?
01:42 Mackey-IW
The ability to quickly and easily find a good multiplayer game. We're also able to host your rank and create-a-class online so any PC you log in with will be ready for you.
01:43 homie_wanna_liv
On the subject of single player are there any levels that are time restrictive like "No Fighting in the War Room" or "Mile High Club"? (are they as intense as the ones stated)
01:46 Laugh
Is there a console in the PC version of the game, so we can change our field of view from the xbox's default 65 FOV to 80 also can we tweaks the weapon damage for each gun, removes perks, graphical debris, breathing sway, also thru console like we where able to before or is this all gone?
01:46 Vince-IW
We would like you to play the game the way we designed and balanced it.
01:47 Ryan-IW
If you liked "No Fighting in the War Room" and "Mile High Club", you're gonna love SpecOps. "SO" is full of timed and objective based scenarios that will give you hours and hours of gameplay. You can also play SpecOps cooperatively with a buddy so both of you can hop and pop as a team!
01:47 QCskater93
Will we be able to turn off in game music? And can we mute people in the lobby in MP now?
01:48 Mackey-IW
IW games have a common slider for all volume control. For muting, we now make it easy to mute players throughout the entire game (so they stay muted in the lobby).
01:49 TheNinthAxis
If you charge for PC dlc will it be released at the same time as the consoles.
01:49 Vince-IW
We honestly haven't put much thought into DLC for any platform yet, we have been working on getting the game done
01:50 LeachKing4
How many new weapons will be introduced in campaign? anything you can say about them?
01:51 zackattack300
Is laggy? Has it been tested in the sahara on dial-up while downloading 3gig files and running antivirus with less than 200 ping? Hope so, it'll need it.
01:51 Vince-IW
We did test it in the Sahara, but we were only downloading a 1GB file...
01:52 Ryan-IW
We have a A LOT of weapons in MW2.
01:52 Ryan-IW
There are a **bleep** ton of weapons in MW2.
01:53 maniac1969
How are PC gaming clans going to uphold their clan rules in the IW-net system? Are you going to give admin rights to gaming rooms so that admins can Kick or Ban players who refuse to follow clan rules? For example, {MRoA} servers prohibit racial comments from guest and/or clan members...
01:53 Saucy
Will the DLC for PC version cost anything?
01:53 Vince-IW
No idea yet.
01:54 MW2cody
What can we expect in campaign? and IW You Guys are Awesome for Making another Game of the year!
01:54 Vince-IW
The campaign is an amazing and emotional story, I love it (who would have guessed). And thank you for the kind words.
01:55 xxTex
Will require players to pay for downloadable content, updates or just to play the game?
01:55 Vince-IW
01:55 bnogradi28
Will third-person be in Spec Ops or Single Player? Is there any trailers out showcasing third-person gameplay in any way?
01:55 Mackey-IW
In response to the PC clan question: Private matches are a way for players to easily play with their friends and apply whatever House Rules they want. You can not kick players from Ranked matches. If language is a problem you can easily mute players.
01:55 Ryan-IW
Third person is a gametype in MP only.
01:56 Futurefighter
Im kind of skeptical on the use of sentry guns in the MP. Can you explain them and tell us how you plan to balance them out?
01:56 ulukai
Will it be possible to use "lean" in the pc version, can we chat like in cod4 and is there any x-fire system to join friends allready playing ?
01:56 Vince-IW
Since we use steam for the PC version you have access to your Steam friends list.
01:57 MW2Fan
Total, how long is the soundtrack in MW2?
01:58 Mackey-IW
I don't know the exact minutes, but I do know that Hans Zimmer went well above and beyond the call of duty, so to speak, and really just provided an incredible amount of music. This was his first game project and he really attacked it.
01:58 liltc64
is it only snow mobile raceing or can u have more cars to race with = )?
01:58 Vince-IW
Only snowmobiles currently, but fun!
01:59 toxicinzanity
is the knifeing any diffrent in this one?
01:59 Mackey-IW
Yes, you can knife faster with the Tactical Knife (takes a long time to get though!) and you can knife a lot farther with Commando perk.
01:59 The3rdNipple
Using steam (which I have been for years) if I were to reformat my computer and redownload the game will my online profile be stored with steam? For instance, if I was level 24 and had all my classes and perks set, would they be saved online and brought back once I redownloaded? -The3rdNipple
01:59 Vince-IW
Stored on Steam!
02:00 kaRMa
Regarding the PC version, will all games be hosted by players or just private matches? And will the host have a zero ping advantage?
02:00 Aaron-GS
We're roughly half-way through the chat! Thank you for your patience, and we will be re-opening the queue shortly.
02:00 Ryan-IW
Sentry guns are basically miniguns on a tripod that react to enemy movement. They are a killstreak or you can get them in a care package. We're big on balancing weapons in MW2, especially in MP. Although a tactically placed sentry can be devastating, it can be destroyed by the other team if attacked correctly. It is very balanced and a welcome addition to the MP experience.
02:01 Mackey-IW
We put a lot of work into making the game tolerant of latency. In my personal experience it is not obvious which player is host. The game plays well on broadband.
02:01 Stormbringer
If a game on is hosted by a player would that player not then have an unfair advantage in terms of network latency?
02:01 Mackey-IW
We put a lot of work into making the game tolerant of latency. In my personal experience is not obvious which player is host. The game plays well on broadband.
02:02 Josh111
For the PC.. You guys have said people will be matched by skill.. How is this skill determined? Is it by kill to death ratio or something else?
02:02 Mackey-IW
Well none of the programmers are in the chat today.. so let's just say it's crazy programmer magic. It's a lot more than just K/D though. The important thing is not that all players in a game are the exact same skill, but that the teams are balanced.
02:03 LeetGamer_Cobra
why are there so litle recoil in the weapons in mw, and is it the same in MW2? We have done a shooting test on most of the weapons used in MW and it is like even imposibel to hit a target with not using burst fire, and that also even with the small smg. with spraying 1 mag, it was like in 20 meters only from 1 to 2 shot that did hit and that was the 1 and 2 first bullets going out, rest was fare from hitting anything. So personaly, i feel like the weapons are mutch to easy to shoot with in MW.
02:03 TheNinthAxis
Is there lean in PC multiplayer.
02:03 Vince-IW
02:05 Axen Please explain how a 9v9 match is a multiplayer experience? I'd have more fun serving lunch at a local nursing home.
02:05 Vince-IW
Sounds like are a very compassionate and giving person. I hope the people at the nursing home appreciate you.
02:05 Trac_Vantro
Is going to help keep clans together the way we are use to playing together as clans now.
02:06 Mackey-IW
You can use friendslists in steam to play together.
02:06 TRU-Jennifer
Are you considering dedicated servers for the PC gamer in the near future?
02:07 Mackey-IW
Our main focus right now is on making sure the game will work well when it is released (on all platforms).
02:07 Ryan-IW
With balancing weapons, we strive to make sure each weapon recoils close to how it would in the real world. A good amount of us here at IW go shoot regularly and have hours of range time. The recoil we have in game is reflective to that of real steel firearms.
02:09 Porschy
Will you guys ever rethink about making a possible dedicated server patch after the initial launch? BTW I LOVE U GUYS <3
02:09 Vince-IW
We feel the PC game is great in it's current form. We put a lot of work into IWnet in an effort to make the PC experience better for our users. If there is a need for somthing more in the future we will address as needed.
02:10 Ryan-IW
The one level that EVERYONE loved in Cod4, All ghuillied Up, Is there a level similiar to it? or better worded, is there a sniper level haha?
On November 10th, you'll see what we have in store for you! It's gonna be one **bleep** of a ride.
02:10 rnrmusic55
you said IWnet was created to help stop piracy, what do you say about the Xbox 360 version leaked and shared on torrent sites?
02:10 Vince-IW
IWnet was designed to make the MP experience on PC easier and more balanced.
02:11 Sickology
The one level that EVERYONE loved in Cod4, All ghuillied Up, Is there a level similiar to it? or better worded, is there a sniper level haha?
02:11 Ryan-IW
On November 10th, you'll see what we have in store for you! It's gonna be one **bleep** of a ride.
02:12 homie_wanna_liv
You guys are completely awesome! (Gods of the gaming industry) How much experience is required to reach the max level before prestige mode is unlocked?
02:12 Vince-IW
We'll leave that to you to figure out, let us know when you prestige! (and I know you will!)
02:13 Stringarray
Will IW ever consider developing games on the PC to support dedicated servers, be it MW2 patches or future endeavors? Just curious if dedicated servers are on the radar anymore.
02:13 Mackey-IW
Our goal is to provide the best experience for our users, so nothing is ever "off the table". We are always evaluating our options.
02:14 zackattack300
Has the sniping been changed at all? (mechanics and such I mean) Same engine?
02:14 Ryan-IW
If you're familiar with our sniper mechanics, then you'll be familiar with MW2's. We've refined our COD4 engine for MW2.
02:15 IW_has_failedus
Why did you make the game soo much easier for noobs by putting in death streaks and pro marty/jugger. Now people can't be good at the game because they will always be killed by the noobs with triple jugger or w.e. You guys have to go back to your roots. I realize that all you guys are after is money, but come on. What about the true fans. :(
02:15 Vince-IW
Just do me a favor and play the game first, we put a LOT of work into balance. We are big gamers here at IW and want a great experience just as much as you.
02:15 Mackey-IW
Also in response to IW_has_failedus, death streaks don't kick in until you've died several times, so you're not going to be tearing up the leaderboard with deathstreaks. They're just a great way to get out of a cold snap.
02:16 zach426
Will you create any multiplayer playlists for competitive play? ( I.E.. no perks, killstreaks, attachments etc.)
02:16 Ryan-IW
You'll be able to customize MP gametypes through Private Match.
02:17 Freeman06
Hello, are you considering ever patching in mod tools for the pc to make custom maps and such?
02:17 Mackey-IW
Right now we're focused on launching our game.
02:17 Aaron-GS
Thanks for your patience! If your question is not answered, please refer to the transcript that will be posted after the chat for additional information.
02:18 BillEdwardz
Are we gonna be able to customize our character in system link for the 360? Such as perks or callsign. Or maybe have it save our classes from live onto system link? Just asking because on CoD4 the system link options seemed pretty limited.
02:18 Mackey-IW
System link has create a class now.
02:19 JunkyNL
I like many others, have friends from all over the world and like to play games against each other. So with this new system we wont be able to play lag free against each other? And is there still a (Offline) LAN function?(there is no internet at that location) (the 402 site doesn't answers this question)
02:19 Vince-IW
You can party up with your friends and you will be placed in a game that works well for everyone.
02:19 gdogg
On the PC version is there going to be Hardcore Free for all?
02:20 Mackey-IW
Currently there are hardcore TDM and SD playlists, however as you witnessed with CoD4:MW, the playlists may change from time to time.
02:20 GunnZero
i play on all gaming machines, if it allows me to game, im on it. But will PC have Mod tools?
02:20 Vince-IW
We haven't made any decisions regarding this yet.
02:21 folf
Could the migration of hosting make my isp�s service agreement void since I am not supposed to host servers?
02:21 Vince-IW
No, this is not a permanent server that you are hosting.
02:21 Futurefighter
How do you plan to appeal to professional pc gaming leagues like CAL and CEVO with
02:21 Vince-IW
I guess we'll have to talk to them and see what they would need. We would love to work something out.
02:22 Themouse
Hi,and sorry if it got asked ,or answered in the first 10mins, I had trouble connecting, I only actually want to know 1 thing, will you re-introduce dedicated server support, a yes or no will do? So I can enjoy the rest of the chat, or go off and do something more useful
02:22 thajuggaloz
Is there a possiblity IW will release Dedicated Servers in a future patch? I am in a large international COD clan and IWnet/9vs9 will be impossible for us as a group to play together.
02:22 Vince-IW
We can't predict the future... yet.
02:22 Mackey-IW: To sportfan91
We are currently focused on launching the game.
02:23 sportfan91
Why isn't there a multiplayer map of the Gulag from the Single Player Trailers?
02:23 Ryan-IW
We have many things in store for MW2, but right now we have to get you guys the game you've been waiting for.
02:23 h4msandwich
Has IWnet been tested in European settings? My clan plays european leagues and we got ppl from Eastern europe, UK and Sweden meeting in the same match. How is this going to play out considering siginificant differences in Bandwith and connection qualities between players. Will host player always have the ping advantage. Can a match be hosted by 'third' person, not taking part in the match?
02:23 Mackey-IW
Players do not control who hosts.
02:24 Codmw2fann
how will the ranks work (example: 1-55 then prestige till 10th)?
02:24 Mackey-IW
Now it is 1-70 with much prestiging, with prestigious prestige rewards.
02:25 DudezTY
Since we can not kick people in ranked matches, how will we stop hackers who get past VAC?
02:25 Mackey-IW
Our goal is to ban hackers from the game.
02:25 GeneralClean
So how can you justify 9 vs 9 at the most on PC when we had 32 vs 32 in COD4?
02:25 Aaron-GS
Please keep in mind that it may take a few minutes for the developers to answer your questions. To help them out, please ask short, concise questions and try to refrain from asking multiple-part questions to be fair to the other participants.
02:26 Mackey-IW
The CoD4 maps were not balanced for 32vs32. In MW2 the entire experience is carefully balanced for a smaller range of players.
02:26 frzg
Was the decision to create IWNet for PC a profit based decision or a 'genuine improvement of the game'?
02:26 Vince-IW
To improve the game, it actually cost us money to develop it so the there isn't a profit motive.
02:26 Aaron-GS
We will be opening the queue again shortly once the developers have had the opportunity to answer questions that have already been submitted.
02:26 krm2014
Will the IWNET multiplayer system compensate for the undoubtly low ping that the host computer will have for the other players, or will the host have an advantage over the other players? Also, going back to clans...Is there a way to have more than 18 people in a server, because my clan has at least 100 members and we like to get 20-30 on our servers at the same time.
02:26 Mackey-IW
Games cap out at 9v9. The software has great latency tolerance. See above!
02:27 Torinir
How does IWNet plan to address serious griefing, such as intentional teamkilling, voice/chat spamming, and other unwanted behaviours in public matchmade games? This includes organized griefing from groups like myg0t.
02:27 Sno-dog
Is there a final decision placed on any modtools that you may or may not come up with later on? Not necessarily for Multiplayer, but possibly Singleplayer or Spec Ops? Also, im sure the SP will be an awsome spectical. Sadly, im worried about the Multiplayer, how do you guys feel the multiplayer will play out?
02:27 Vince-IW
Multiplayer is incredible, you should not be worried!
02:27 Mackey-IW
You can easily mute players, and hardcore (friendly fire enabled ) SD has "ricochet" which makes you hurt yourself instead.
02:27 Stormbringer
I can see how would be good for the individual; however, would you not agree that for clans with wide geographic dispersion this could cause severe problems in terms of ping?
02:27 Vince-IW
We have not found this to be a problem.
02:29 paintballrulzzz
Will there be a boot option if someone "team kills" you like in halo3? I find it really annoying trying to play a game of hard core search and destroy with out getting team killed. can you explain the kill streaks and all the new ones?
02:29 Ryan-IW
We have customizable killstreaks in MW2. There are too many to list at this time, but my favorite is the AC130 in MP. Reign fire from above!
02:29 Mackey-IW
Seems like everybody I play with on 360 is some guy in England that got the game early, and the game was very playable even with only 2 of 4 bars.
02:29 Aaron-GS
About 30 minutes left! Remember that we'll have a transcript of the chat posted later on this week.
02:30 Reeses
Are you at all surprised in the number of people that pirated MW2 on the Xbox360? Will they all be banned?
02:30 Mackey-IW
The pirates will walk the plank.
02:34 grahamrimell
Will there be any Afro American characters to play as in this game?, i felt very insulted that there wasnt any included in the Original modern warfare. This is very important for racial awarness.
02:34 Vince-IW
We have a pretty wide array of nationalities represented in our game, in single and MP. So, yes.
02:34 zach426
What was your guy's logic behind removing the lean feature for PC, a feature that was a mainstay from all of your previous call of duty titles?
02:34 Mackey-IW
The game is not balanced for lean.
02:35 homie_wanna_liv
Can you dual wield SMG's with akimbo? Or just pistols?
02:35 Mackey-IW
Yup SMGs
02:36 Mackey-IW
And shottys if I'm not mistaken.
02:36 maniac1969
Vince, there are 178,000 voices that say you need dedicated servers for the PC. COD4 is the bigest online game in history! Why in the world would you take away dedicated servers and change the whole MP experience for us? And Mackey, the PC version with dedicated servers is already the best experience the way it is!
02:36 Vince-IW
All I can say is that we changed it to make it a better and easier experience. Also, not all of the names on that list are legit. ;)
02:36 Mackey-IW
402 signed it 4 times I heard.
02:37 kaRMa
Please give me a direct answer. On the PC version. Are all games hosted by players, and is there a 5 second delay when host migration is in effect?
02:37 Vince-IW
02:37 TRU-Jennifer
What are the current steps being taken in regard to active blocking measures that some major ISPs have taken regarding Peer 2 Peer connections, such as what Comcast does?
02:37 Mackey-IW
Only players capable of hosting will be host.
02:38 QCskater93
I noticed in COD4 that the sound was very confusing and whilst using a turtle beach, I couldn't figure out who was where when I would hear them. I'm assuming MW2 has improved on this?
02:38 Vince-IW
I haven't heard of any issue with COD4. Let us know if you have a problem with the new game.
02:39 The3rdNipple
Midnight on Nov 10th, are you guys prepared for the mass number of people that will be logging on? Do you think this launch could go without delays? Btw, last post I never got to say great job guys.
02:39 Vince-IW
I am scared for the onslaught... We have done everything we can to prepare and we have people ready to respond, but you can't test for everything to this scale.
02:40 JunkyNL
You say the Multiplayer is going to be incredible and I want to try this new system to see, but if it doesn�t exceeds my expectation I lost 60 dollars cause it cannot trade PC games. Unless IW is going to offer a money back guarantied
02:40 Mackey-IW
When one of your friends buys it, you can ask him if it's good, and then make an educated decision.
02:40 Ryan-IW
We understand your concern for the PC version as it is a very important topic. We keep our loyalties to making good games. Fun games that people can play worldwide and on multiple platforms. We feel that most or all of your questions will be answered on November 10. We had a blast developing this game for the last two years.
02:40 Freeman06
Is going to be available for midnight release, even tho if you orderd on steam it comes out 2 days later?
02:40 Vince-IW
02:41 N2DEEP
I run lan parties for PC, how will you be able to lan without internet access and no dedicated servers as you could with cod4?
02:41 Mackey-IW
We can play at work on our lan by doing private match and there is no lag.
02:41 JD8
Several members of my clan are in other countries, If your new system doesn't consider them a good match to play with us they may feel like an outsider in our clan community. How are we supposed to keep our clan base if we don't get to choose who is a good match?
02:41 Vince-IW
Party up!
02:42 GeneralClean
Have you tested with connecting with overseas players? And if so what were the results?
02:42 Vince-IW
Yes, seemed good.
02:42 Axen
Since you seem to be fairly open with call sign custimaztions, can we expect a swastika or an ikhthus? I like saying a little prayer over voice chat as a pre-game warm up, and I want to make sure there's a call sign that correctly represents our clan.
02:42 Mackey-IW
No swasitkas, we're not making WWII games!
02:42 ulukai
I'm in a lan party association our last lan had 400 players, can we play lan with the pc version and is the game made for lan party competition and last question could you explain why there is no collector version on pc ?
02:43 Moriarte
Will there be a multiplayer PC demo shortly after release? The PC community is largely skeptical at best right now and with no ability to trade-in or rent, this is a real gamble for our wallets.
02:43 Vince-IW
No plans for a demo currently. We are still working on finishing the PC game right now (yes, I know... we need to get done!)
02:43 Mackey-IW
As long as you can connect to steam you can play the game fine.
02:43 ETPC
How come MW2 is delayed on Steam and when does the pre-load start (16gb is a bit big :P)? Also, will there be a DX10/10.1/11 renderer/option?
02:43 Vince-IW
We hate the delay as well, it is not up to IW.
02:44 Apex
Will there be a way to provide genuine feedback regarding IW.Net after the game is released? Seeing as the PC subforum at your site isn't very effective.
02:44 ViperVenom
What was the inspiration behind the AC-130, Throwing knives, 3rd person and such? Did looking at some of the Cod4 Mods influence any of these?
02:44 Mackey-IW
We wil be watching and listening of course.
02:44 Ryan-IW
The inspiration behind so many inclusions to MW2's MP was basically the fun factor. We'll look at something we did in the past and say "Wouldn't it be fun if we *insert blank here*". With MW2 we had the chance to do a lot of just that. We implemented things that at first were very experimental and unbalanced, but through time and hours and weeks of testing and balancing, we came out with something amazing.
02:44 welcome2thegame
I know there are snowmobiles in singleplayer, but are there more vehicles in singleplayer, and are there vehicles in mutiplayer? And I am a stock holder of activision, and wondering why it has dropped over the past two weeks?
02:45 gdogg
Are you aware of the petition to for dedicated servers and mods, have you taken this into acount?
02:45 Vince-IW
02:46 frzg
Is there a /record feature? Answer yes... please. We're trying to give you a 'chance'
02:46 Vince-IW
02:46 LeachKing4
In MP can snipers be customized to have silencers?
02:46 Ryan-IW
02:47 will0812
Do you honestly think you have improved the PC version with IW.Net, you cannot claim the gameplay is smoother, as dedicated servers are much more efficient.?
02:47 Mackey-IW
Yes, we believe MW2 is better than CoD4:MW. The reason exists is to improve the gameplay for our users.
02:47 TrastX
You guys have made it easier for PC players to hope in a random game, but you made it harder for Clans to stay together and play in a community fashion like were used to. How will we be able to play with the same people on a regular basis without having 100s of people on our friends list, is there ever a way to join the same match rooms?
02:47 Vince-IW
Yes, you can party up with people and play with them.
02:47 Saucy
Will it be possible for more players to play in Special Ops? Like instead of two, maybe also three or four players later on? It would be more fun to be able to play with more friends in my opinion.
02:48 Ryan-IW
SpecOps is currently a two player cooperative mode
02:48 IW_has_failedus
Will PC Players be able to play online WITH xbox 360 players? Like in the game shadowrun? Because that would be totally badass. =D Maybe something we could see in the future of the franchise? Also has Future warfare ever come to mind?
02:49 Vince-IW
no, not something we think is a good idea currently
02:50 CrusaderCon
Since you guys have not made any decisions on MW2 mod tools. I suggest taking a long thought about the past games and how many great ideas and things that came from mod tools. 1. Fantastic Maps! 2. Amazing Gametypes like ZombieX, The Vietnam Mod, The Rising Mod, The Open Warfare Mod, and The Extreme Mod! 3. Great Player Skins! 4. New Modified Weapons! You may think this would be a hassle to have mods and etc. But, all you need to do is open a mod and mapping section of the IW website and have pe...
02:50 Vince-IW
02:50 Mackey-IW
Thanks for coming everybody!
02:50 Aaron-GS
Thank you all for joining us tonight! Our time is winding down here, so the developers are currently answering the final questsions of the evening.
02:50 MasterShrive
Apologies I am late and if this has been asked before, but I am the co-leader of an Australian PC clan (Roll the Dice) and down under our Internet is rather poor with very limited upload capabilities. Our clan also has 25+ members all over the country and we regularly have trainings and scrims as a group. My question is, has IWnet catered for this kind of scenario and will be able to train together still given the P2P and rather poor ADSL connections in Australia? We are also charged or our uplo...
02:51 Ryan-IW
02:51 Mackey-IW
Your ping gets taken into account for match making
02:51 Mackey-IW
And you can play with your friends using friends lists or private matches.
02:51 Ryan-IW
Thank you all and see you all online on November 10th
02:53 Mackey-IW
Hmm I think they're out of questions.
02:53 Ryan-IW
hmmmmm... maybe we have time for a few more....
02:53 Mackey-IW
Any good questions left? One that I can not predict.
02:53 MW2Fan
Why didn't you answer my last question?
02:53 Ryan-IW
What was your last question?
02:54 lucifeR
If there is no console, how can you expect people with low-end PC's to play the game with sufficent FPS? As in COD4, you could remove things such as decals in order to gain much needed frames per second.
02:54 Mackey-IW
You can turn stuff down in the menus.
02:54 Moriarte
Ignoring, is the PC version a direct port of the console version?
02:55 Mackey-IW
No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings.
02:55 Mackey-IW: To Chad-IW
I promoted you to chatting!
02:56 LaGgY_42o
What kinds of pings did you get during your IWNet testing and what do you say is an acceptable ping?
02:56 Mackey-IW
I've been playing mainly with around 100ms ping and it was great.
02:56 TrastX
02:56 Vince-IW
02:56 Axen
Why the high price tag? I understand taking money from the console players, but as an avid PC gamer, my wallet is not so giving for a game that lacks so many features.
02:56 Mackey-IW
We don't set the price.
02:57 QCskater93
I'm curious if it's possible to get all 69 stars in spec ops by your self? Or do you need another player? This is the last question so I want to say, good luck and I hope you guys great success with the game(:
02:57 Vince-IW
There are 2 that need a second player, one being teh AC-130 mission.
02:57 pclov3r
Will thereb e a mp beta
02:57 viva
Do you plan on releasing the Call of Duty Classic download without hardened or prestige edition?
02:57 Ryan-IW: To benslancer
No, the game comes out on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3 on November 10th.
02:57 Vince-IW
I would like to release it, so more people can try it.
02:58 Matthew-BBY
Thank you for Joining up for this chat session. If you are interested purchasing this game please visit for Xbox 360 and for PC.
02:58 Aaron-GS
If you missed a portion of the chat, remember that we'll be posting a full transcript on our forums in the next few days.
02:59 Mackey-IW
Sounds like we're done.
02:59 Ryan-IW
From all of us here at the IW, thank you all again and see you online on Nov 10th
02:59 Ryan-IW
Not if we see you first :)
02:59 Mackey-IW
Thanks guys catch you later.
03:00 Mackey-IW
Some great questions.
03:00 Mackey-IW
03:00 Matthew-BBY
See Ya'll
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Posted Wed, Nov 4 2009 8:33 PM
Fourzerotwo has tweeted a link to the launch trailer for Modern Warfare two over on youtube.

But we have it here for you!

I'll post some feedback on it later.
Posted Sat, Oct 31 2009 7:20 AM
Again, Mr. Josh Olin announced that the PC users can play with the PC Devs next week with details if you follow him via twitter.
Hi all,

A quick heads-up, we'll be hosting another week-long Game w/ Devs campaign next week - you'll be able to join our server, and play with the PC developers every night from 5 - 6pm PST each day next week!

More details, including the time to login, the server IP, etc will be made available next week both here in the forums, and via @JD_2020 on Twitter - so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!


Posted Sat, Oct 31 2009 7:17 AM
Josh Olin announced via Twitter yesterday that Treyarch is still supporting the PC with Modern Warfare 2 just days away.

Hey PC fans!

Good news – the team here at Treyarch are preparing a 1.7 patch to wrap up a few of the lingering issues surrounding the PC version of the game. Here’s a snippet from the 1.7 readme:
Fixed a voice chat crash on systems with no default recording device selected.
Fixed an issue causing erroneous duplicate qport errors.
Server admins can disable team switching by setting g_allow_teamchange to 0. Players will be restricted to Auto-Assign in team-based gametypes.
The team is just putting the finishing touches on it before sending it off to QA for testing. No ETA is planned yet, but I’ll update when I get better clarity on its progress.


Thanks Josh for the heads up!

Posted Sat, Oct 31 2009 7:14 AM
The Call of Duty series racked up at the Golden Joystick awards, three to be exact.

World at War racked up two, Multiplayer Game of the Year and Nintendo Game of the Year.
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Thanks to everybody who voted Call of Duty: World at War for the 27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards. We are thrilled that CoD:WaW was awarded both Multiplayer Game of the Year and Nintendo Game of the Year!

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our dedicated fans. So a huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone in the community for making this happen. We’re very honored, and humbled to receive these honors.

Congratulations to all our peers in the development community who were also awarded!

And Modern Warfare 2 racked up The One to Watch award.

Congrats to both games, I'm sure Modern Warfare 2 will rack up the Golden Joysticks next year.
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