Monthly Archives: November 2009

Head Start

It’s almost here gamers. The day you have all been waiting for. At least the day most of us have been waiting for. There are many out there who are lucky enough to live near a store that broke the street date with Modern Warfare 2. There are also idiots out there who have modded Xbox’s and illegally downloaded the game.

This is yet another thing that has angered COD players over the past few weeks. It was assumed that all stats and leaderboards would be cleared on release night. Not the case. Only gamers with illegal copies of MW2 will be reset. Anyone who bought their game legally gets a head start.

Now before you go and tell me “who cares, it’s only a game”. I know thanks, it’s not the point. The point is that no matter how you got the game, everyone should be starting on the same level playing field. Stats and leaderboards should be cleared. If Infinity Ward is so concerned about cheating why are they not clearing everyone? Last I checked a head start was considered a form of cheating.


Posted by on November 8, 2009 in call of duty, Xbox


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There’s No Party, Still Cry If You Want To


Party chat is one of the greatest features Xbox 360 offers. It allows gamers to chat with a group of friends rather than taking their conversations to the game lobby. Nothing is worse than getting into a lobby full of 12 year olds arguing about which girl is the hottest in their class. Before party chat was introduced one would have to go through and mute each person individually. Now you can just jump into a chat with your friends. They don’t even have to be playing the same game as you!

Recent news from Infinity Ward is telling gamers that party chat will be disabled on Modern Warfare 2 in the attempt to stop cheating. This announcement has caused an uproar amongst Call of Duty players. In theory this idea is good. Party chat opens the doors to cheaters. If you and your friends are on opposite teams but in party chat, one can tell the other where the enemies are.

Unfortunately these cheaters have ruined it for everyone. Now it’s back to muting individually. Is there nothing better that could be done? Why not  disable the ability for people in a party chat to play on opposite teams. I don’t know if this is possible but I think taking away party chat is the wrong answer.

It’s too early to tell if this restriction will last but at least we know that this is what we are facing on release day.

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Posted by on November 4, 2009 in call of duty, Xbox


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