Update (straight from the Call of Duty wikia):

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the upcoming sequel to Infinity Ward‘s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It was confirmed to be in pre-production on April 9th, 2010 by Activision. Activision has slated it for a November 2011 release date. Sledgehammer Games, originally planning to work on the cancelled action/adventure Call of Duty, will be working with Infinity Ward on the single-player aspect of the game while Raven Software will be working on the multiplayer. Sledgehammer is aiming for a bug-free CoD and ratings above 95%.

Hey guys, its Powerflare. Heh, this is my first post in awhile I guess. Since I haven’t posted since before Black Ops was released, I’d like to start out by asking how is everyone enjoying Black Ops so far? I know this is going back a bit, but what are everyone’s first impressions about the game? And now that its been out for about three months, what are everyone’s second and third impressions? I know the First Strike DLC is coming out real soon and will respark interest for those who have become disinterested in Black Ops.

I’d like to thank Treyarch for making this awesome game for us to enjoy, and comment on some of my favorite parts about the game. But first, what do you guys like the most? What do you like the least? I really like the customization. At first, I was just focused on the main features of the Multiplayer aspect of Black Ops, but I am really starting to appreciate the level of customization Treyarch has given us with the Create a Class 2.0. I think the game demonstrates amazing perk balance. In Modern Warfare 2, Scavenger, Stopping Power, and Ninja were the staple perks to use in almost any game type, however, in Black Ops, I’m having a hard time finding that “best perk loadout.” I also think the guns have better balance (not perfect, I assure you) than in previous titles (namely Modern Warfare 2). For those complaining about the 74u, don’t! It is nowhere near as effective as the UMP45 or MP40—plus, there’s no Stopping Power. I find Second Chance to be the most annoying thing in the game. Knifing is annoying too. It seems that the knifing has gotten worse as time has progressed. I remember people trying to lunge knife on the first day and failing; now I see it all the time. Oh well, hopefully they’ll patch it.

Are you guys excited for the new DLC coming out soon? I’m sure it’ll be awesome since Treyarch has done such a good job so far and will definitely get me more interested in the game. But, even towards an amazing game like Black Ops, apathy is inevitable. People will grow bored with Black Ops, with later map packs not seeming as charming as the first ones. After about 6 months, people are ready for a new game. After an entire year, the wait is over, a new game is released, and the cycle continues. But how long will we wait this year for the next Call of Duty?

First of all, I’m only stating what I’ve heard—most of which are rumors. Right now, its hard to differentiate between fact and BS. There are different opinions on different statements by Activision and some people are wondering if some of the older statements are outdated. However, it is a fact that on April 9, 2010, Activision confirmed the pre-production of Modern Warfare 3 in the counter-suit against Infinity Ward (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, read on). It said:

Among other things, they delayed pre-production of Modern Warfare 3 and attempted to improperly leverage their rights under the MOU to obtain further advantages for themselves and concessions from Activision. … As a direct and proximate result of this breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, Activision has been forced to commit additional resources to Modern Warfare 3, institute litigation to seek a declaration of rights, and incur costs and attorneys’ fees, and will incur additional expenses in connection with securing the benefits of the MOU.

For the full story, click here. I recommend clicking that as it may help give you the full picture. What does all this mean? Well, most importantly, it means Modern Warfare 3 is in pre-production stages—or at least was. The rest I cannot confirm as true, only rumor. Apparently, Sledgehammer is also making a Call of Duty game—an Action/Adventure from what I’ve been told. That should be interesting. I doubt it will be the CoD game of the year, though. I’ve also been told that MW3 is supposed to be delayed and should be released 1-3 month after the usual November date. This is why I asked earlier “how long will we wait this year for the next Call of Duty?” I’ve also been told that Modern Warfare 3 takes place prior to the Modern Warfare 1 storyline and revolves around Ghost. In essence, its a prequel. Interesting idea, actually.

MW3 Box Art (made by Powerflare)

Now for some opinions of my own, and then I’d like to open it up for discussion in the comment section. I really feel that, although this sounds so childish, that Infinity Ward and Activision should put aside their differences, come together, and make this game amazing. [Note: That can’t actually happen; 2/3 of the old Infinity Ward (before the lawsuit) is now at Respawn Entertainment and this includes many key developers] They should utilize all of the strengths about Modern Warfare 2 and what made it fun (when you weren’t getting noob tubed) and take some lessons from Black Ops, too. They really could make this game awesome. I do feel, though I love the Custom Class 2.0, that they should return and just expand about the Custom Class of MW2 and the old unlock system. I liked how I had to work to get camos for my guns, and Extended Mags (that was a bit too hard in my opinion) was an accomplishment. Just a thought….

Now what do you guys want in Modern Warfare 3? Who do you think should make it? What guns do you want to see? Perks? Killstreaks? What do you think about this whole legal conflict? Don’t forget to answer the other questions I’ve asked throughout the post. Thanks for reading!

~Powerflare

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COD: Black Ops First Downloadable Content Pack!

Posted: December 22, 2010 by iiStealthyyy in Uncategorized


UPDATE: Here is preview video of the maps just released:

Hey Guys, it’s AEgamers.

It’s just been announced that the first Black Ops “Map Pack” is coming! It’s release date for XBOX 360 is February 1, 2011. Hopefully PS3 will be out only a week later, like in MW2.

Anyway, it’s called “First Strike: Pack 1”. The new multiplayer maps are called Berlin Wall, Discovery, Stadium, and Kowloon. Don’t worry, there’s a Zombie map too, which will be call Ascension. Nothing on the cost of it yet, but I’m guessing the price isn’t gonna go down from the MW2 Map packs…

Not much detail yet, but to me it sounds awesome! Leave a comment telling us what your thoughts on it are. Do you like it? Too Early? Just in time?

~AEgamers

Sources Used:

http://www.callofduty.com/BLACKOPS/DLC


RC-XD Montage (for YouTube)

Posted: December 16, 2010 by iiStealthyyy in Uncategorized

Hey guys it’s AEgamers! I’m working on a Montage of RC-XD kills, and I need YOU to help me! If anyone (not just ENS members) gets a Nice RC-XD kill (A mid air kill or any type of multi kill), Upload it to your file share or YouTube while getting the 1st person angle, and any other angle you think looks awesome!(optional) once you upload it, send me a message on my PSN account(AEgamers) and/or leave a comment here. Once I am finished, i will post the video here. Oh, and don’t worry, I’m gonna give you credit for your clips!(A link to your Channel in the description or if you don’t have a channel, just your name.) Remember that the clips can be no longer than 30 seconds, so start recording the clip (in theater mode) as you are like 5 seconds away from getting the kill.

Get RC-XD’n!

Thanks,

~AEgamers

ENS- Black Ops

Posted: November 18, 2010 by iiStealthyyy in Uncategorized

Hey guys, its AEgamers. Obviously you guys know that  COD: Black Ops is out,  and most people will not be playing MW2. We might not be going to be playing Black Ops on GameBattles until around Christmas time, but that could easily change. We still could be doing some MW2 GameBattles if people want to.

See you guys online!

~AEgamers

Game Night! (11/12/10)

Posted: October 13, 2010 by Powerflare in Uncategorized

Hey guys, its Powerflare! I have some gaming news, kinda unrelated to ENS, but you’ll see why I want to tell you this. As you all probably know, Black Ops is coming out November 9th. Also, ENS members have enjoyed playing MW2 and BC2 (mostly MW2, however). So in honor of gaming and Black Ops especially, ZDomination and I will be hosting a Game Night! Its an 8 hour event, but you guys don’t have to stay the whole time and can get off and on. You are all invited; so bring your friends, too! The details are as follows:

Whole Party: Friday, November 12, 2010, 6:00 PM EST – 2:00 AM EST on Saturday, the 13th.

  • 6pm – 9pm: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Multiplayer
  • 9pm – 10pm: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Co-op Campaign
  • 10pm – 12am: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Multiplayer
  • 12am – 1am: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Multiplayer
  • 1am – 2am: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Nazi Zombies

Needless to say, this party is on Playstation 3. Also needless to say, its not at someone’s house—the Game Night is online. If you weren’t invited by someone who knows us (ENS members) and want to come, comment here with your PSN ID and let us know you want to come.

If either me or ZDomination lags out or loses connection, you are obligated to, as soon as the match ends, leave so we can rejoin the group. I say this because you can’t have the party without the hosts and even though I have an ethernet cable, its a 100ft one so connection isn’t as strong as you’d think and our whole Internet crap is like 5 y.o. so I have some issues with it when I’m playing online. Anyways, I hope you’ll be attending. Try to let me know what parts of the party you will be attending.

~Powerflare

COD: Black Ops in 3D

Posted: October 9, 2010 by iiStealthyyy in Uncategorized

On October 5th Activision released the news that COD: Black Ops would be in 3D. Sadly, You will need a 3D T.V. but in the main menu you can switch 3D mode on and off. I wont be buying a 3D t.v. just for this…It’s not definite that 3D will be in online multiplayer but it definitely will be in the Campaign.

Well I just wanted to put out a short post about it, because I think it was pretty awesome.

~AEgamers

Almost 10,000 Views…

Posted: September 22, 2010 by iiStealthyyy in Uncategorized

Hey Guys! It’s AEgamers. If you haven’t noticed, our website has about 8,000 views right now. When we get to 10,000 there will be something special.

I haven’t decided exactly what we are going to do, but I’m thinking about everyone getting online and inviting all of our friends to play a huge Private match, or we will just take a lot of people and go online and play Ground War or something.  There will be different modes we play and it will just be crazy. I’ll post more about the date and time when I  think more about it. If you guys have any ideas, it would be awesome if you could leave a comment telling us what you think we should do. I need your feedback. Thanks.

~AEgamers