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Call of Duty Will Not Work With PS4 Shareplay Upon the Major PS4 2.0 Update

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Activision has announced that the SharePlay option will not be available for use with Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. The company released a statement saying

“Delivering a great gaming experience for fans is our top priority,” the company says in a statement via email. “We’re focused on launching Advanced Warfare and ensuring that people have a great time playing it, which our fans seem to be. Share Play is a new feature that was introduced as part of the recent PS4 firmware 2.00 update. Our engineers didn’t have access to it before it launched, so we haven’t had a chance to evaluate it to see how it will impact the experience across all modes of play. Of course we wouldn’t include a feature in our game without having the chance to test it. Once we’ve fully analyzed its performance, we’ll determine how to support it going forward.” To some gamers this comes as a bust but to the other understanding ones have agreed with the statement and are willing to be patient for Call of Duty AW to be available with SharePlay. Until then you will either have to buy the game or watch your friends do so because it does not look like you will be sharing it with your friends any time soon.”

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is Available now on Xbox ONE, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC/Steam.

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Modern Warfare Series Remastered – Call of Duty: Nuclear Edition for Xbox ONE

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There is a new rumor alongside what is likely a mockup image done by some one in the know trying to tell us something (albeit it true or false), that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, and Modern Warfare 3 will get their own Next Gen Remaster for the Microsoft Xbox ONE (and possibly other platforms as well). Many have thought that after the upcoming Advanced Warfare by Sledgehammer Games, the series was going to take a break. This could be a way for Activision to bring in Infinity Ward (and potentially with help from RavenSoft and NeverSoft again) still satisfy the yearly expectation while still giving MW fans a chance to reminisce on the good old days.

Call of Duty: Nuclear Edition is said to feature all DLC (around 90 MP maps in total), Black Ops 2 League Play + Rank System, and Esports LAN Settings in addition to the usual achievements, unlockables, story modes, and co-operative mode of MW3.

Mitch’s Take: Could this be the real thing? The picture is probably not but of course this exact kind of project could be completely possible and may very well be in development. Then again, it might not be. We don’t know for sure. All we do know is that Modern Warfare fans are some of the most passionate video games fans on the Earth, and this image at least shows their diligence for lobbying to get this Remaster created. And if enough fans want to rebuy these titles with next-gen facelift, their voices could end up being heard.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Snoop Dog Voice Pack Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Snoop Dog Voice Pack Trailer of Call of Duty: Ghosts is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision, Square Enix (Japan)
Developer(s): Infinity Ward, Raven Software (Multiplayer), Neversoft (Extinction), Certain Affinity (Multiplayer), Treyarch (Wii U version)
Release Date (NA): November 5th, 2013, November 15th, 2013 (PlayStation 4), November 22nd, 2013 (Xbox One)

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Price vs. Makarov Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Price vs. Makarov Trailer of Call of Duty: Ghosts is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision, Square Enix (Japan)
Developer(s): Infinity Ward, Raven Software (Multiplayer), Neversoft (Extinction), Certain Affinity (Multiplayer), Treyarch (Wii U version)
Release Date (NA): November 5th, 2013, November 15th, 2013 (PlayStation 4), November 22nd, 2013 (Xbox One)

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Customization Items Trailer #2 [HD 1080P]

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The Customization Items Trailer #2 of Call of Duty: Ghosts is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox Customization Items gets a Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Watch the Xbox customization items trailer here for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The items range from space cats weapon skins to character skins, including the popular Captain Price from the Modern Warfare series.

This new batch of DLC is out now for all Xbox users.

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iRGN Episode #5 – Go To Hell Dave, Modern Warfare 4 Needs Couch Co-Op

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In this episode of the iRGN Nex Gen Podcast we welcome Special Guest Alex Byrom from Falchion Games who opens up the show discussing their upcoming point and click adventure title (which is now greenlit on Steam) called Go To Hell Dave. Our newest contributor Nestor also jumps on with myself and Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe taking on the Hosting duties as we venture through industry topics spanning everything from the fate of our favorite genres, the possibility of Steam marketing itself to the console gaming crowd, Amazon entering the gaming business, and much more.

Below is a list of some of the topics we touched upon during this very lengthy, but very in-depth show.

– Go To Hell Dave the upcoming point and click adventure game for Steam by Falchion Games

– Nintendo Talk (NES Remix 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U Characters, Monolith X Gameplay Analysis)

– Split Screen Co-Op : We Miss It!

– The Order 1886 = No Multiplayer, 30 Frames Per Second

– Infamous: Second Son Multiplayer Possibilities, or Impossibility?

– Amazon Entering Game Biz by Buying Double Helix Games, What’s Next?

– COD Discussion (MW4, Black Ops 3, 7 Dev Studios, 3 Years Per Game)

– The Fate of the FPS Genre and Why We Won’t Let It Go…

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Onslaught DLC Pack Preview [HD 1080P]

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The Onslaught DLC Pack Preview of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Championship Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Championship trailer of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Patch for Windows PC Version Released [Details Here]

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The following patch notes detail the performance, stability, and additional fixes made possible by the new version of Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Windows PC. NVidia features have been harnessed by the game which made headlines with its initially surprising RAM requirement (later reduced). Now we see crashes removed and latency fixed for AMD graphics solutions as well as a number of other fixes including load-outs appearing to be restricted. Take a look at the following details below released officially by Infinity Ward this morning.

Performance

  • Improved framerate performance when traversing moving platforms.
  • Improved latency for AMD graphics cards.
  • Improved performance issues caused by spamming.
  • Improved shader warming and level load performance.

Stability

  • Fixed crash in CODeSports play.
  • Fixed spawn crash for specific maps/modes.
  • Improved usability of broadcaster HUD.
  • Additional animations added for broadcaster mode.
  • Improved steam friends functionality.
  • Fixed smoke flickering and graphical corruption within blurred area of dual render scope.
  • Re-enabled fur and smoke DLLs from nVidia.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed a variety of map specific spawn issues .
  • Fixed lobby migration closing the create a class screen.
  • Fixed not showing attachments and weapon camo for players while in private match lobby.
  • Fixed dog’s extended kill not showing properly in final killcam.
  • Fixed loadouts appearing restricted if a restricted perk was selected in specialist strike package even though specialist wasn’t equipped.
  • Fixed split screen UI issue that could potentially leave player in a bad state.
  • Fixed issue when selecting store from squads.
  • Fix to remember spectator team when switching to freecam in broadcaster mode.
  • Fixed issue with loading into specific maps with ghost mask equipped.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 Review

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is by far one of the better titles released from Infinity Ward. After what seems to be a massive schism formed between Treyarch and Infinity Ward fans, we’ve seen this series struggle with ups and downs and many bumps along the road. No matter how you feel about past Call of Duty titles though, you probably can’t help but check out the latest one every year. In Ghosts players take on a couple different roles in what proves to be perhaps the most coherent COD story-line seen thus far. Of course there’s also competitive multiplayer and Extinction modes which we’ll get into later in the review.

Without spoiling the plot, we can tell you that it’s interesting and basic enough that anybody can follow what’s going on. The flow of the levels are smooth and the characters have just enough depth to feel real. The Cinematic quality of the franchise is still intact with the title feeling like a movie similar to how Black Ops I and Black Ops II invigorate the player. Family ties are mixed with political deep ends that could drown some of the most tenacious warriors.

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In gameplay terms players already know what to expect. The Call of Duty formula hasn’t changed much over the past six or seven games for better or worse. The PlayStation 4 version offers improved visuals and hit detection both online and in the campaign. And there’s finally an interesting plot that doesn’t require an obsession with the military to understand and relate to it. In fact, it’s almost a film-like plot that succeeds in drawing the player in. It’s also nice to see a variety in the way you breach and tackle enemy situations keeps the campaign from getting boring for a change. Collectibles include looking for 18 files which are essentially Intel on the main antagonist of the game.

Extinction mode may not be liked much by Zombies players, but for those who always found Zombies a bit hard to master this is the perfect solution. A very fun, mindless co-op mode which will likely be expanded well throughout the Season Pass DLC packs. Unfortunately a lot of people aren’t going to be satisfied by Extinction and may have expected a full fledged replacement to Zombies. This just isn’t it and in fact presents practically no replay value once a player has beaten the 30 rounds that the stock map hosts. To be fair there are different load-outs which must be used in tandem with other team mates, and there are a number of intricacies to this mode; it just doesn’t touch Zombies in terms of how tight the team must be and what must be learned to succeed at the game.

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The competitive online multiplayer in Ghosts feels very dated and without the fully dedicated resource servers on PlayStation 4 it just isn’t a next-generation experience. There’s little to no innovation and despite an incredible marketing and public relations campaign leading up to release the game fails to deliver new and compelling experiences to the genre. Squads is an interesting attempt at replacing the prestige system while introducing a new way to play Call of Duty but ends up feeling like a tacked on waste of time. This will probably me more useful by the time players have spent 6 months in the game and have a robust squad but then again we’ll already be hearing about the next COD by that time and playing with the DLC for the Extinction and multiplayer modes.

Graphically Ghosts is unacceptable on current gen consoles like PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS4 version looks good but is easily out-shined by most other games on the next-gen platform. That being said, it does feel good at some points to see COD in higher fidelity than before – just don’t go expecting it to benchmark your system. It could be that past Call of Duty games spent a lot of time on optimizing graphics for the PS3 and 360 but in the case of Ghosts it seems as if this was completely ignored and as a result the player is met with an almost unplayable pixelized version of the game which is clearly meant to played on next-generation hardware.

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The multiplayer maps that come stock in Ghosts are weak, not memorable, and the multiplayer gameplay itself is just not innovative. A couple of new game modes do their best to shuffle up the experience but are very bland in actuality when there isn’t a COD announcer exaggerating your every move. Subtle improvements such as the characters of players who are online without a mic automatically calling out the enemy’s whereabouts do little to make the experience more fun.

The balance that Infinity Ward managed to create will probably not last if past COD’s are any indicator, but for now the game is still reasonably acceptable to play online. There are trophies for the new Extinction game mode, but still no multiplayer trophies. For a game that gets so many hours invested by millions of players worldwide on its online competitive multiplayer, it’s just unacceptable to offer no trophy / achievement rewards.

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Final Verdict: Don’t let the score fool you, this was a hard earned 6 points. Call of Duty: Ghosts is a good game, it just isn’t the leap into next-gen that it could be. Ghosts also isn’t the game-changer for the Call of Duty franchise it promised to be, and the engine sure isn’t new but rather a slightly updated version of the same one we’ve been seeing since COD first hit the market (which is comprised of various modified versions of Quake technology).

The campaign in Ghosts is the strong point of the entire title, which is abnormal for the franchise that usually finds its victory through its online play. Multiplayer is just barely acceptable, and will get boring fast if players don’t plan on getting the Season Pass for upcoming DLC. Extinction Mode is fun but mostly mindless and only comes with one map. Overall, Ghosts is not shockingly a typical Call of Duty game. It could have been much more, but as it stands it’s a respectable game to play on next-generation consoles if you’re a fan of the FPS genre.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 6/10

RGN Rating: Below Bronze

Developer: Infinity Ward

Additional Development by: NeverSoft (Extinction Mode), Raven Software (Multiplayer Mode), and Treyarch (Wii U Version and design consulting)

Publisher: Activision

Available On: PS4 | PS3 | 360 | XO | PC | Wii U

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Infinity Ward Has Been Caught False Advertising Call of Duty: Ghosts

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SIGN PS4 GHOSTS DEDICATED SERVERS PETITION.

At first I didn’t want to believe this, truthfully it hurts to see the routine disrespect to the gaming community and high-end electronics consumer-base that has brought the video games industry to an income larger than film, television, books, and music combined. But nonetheless, there is a new detail emerging from a developing story we’ve been covering here on RealGamerNewz.com that deserves your utmost attention.

There is NEVER going to be dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Ghosts on anything except Xbox ONE. Their twisted words about having dedicated servers for all platforms. was simply the bait to protect their PlayStation sales, lure in their existing fans on those platforms, then hook them for a ride of inferior gameplay experience.

You see, many of us who have been playing first person shooters since they were invented in the golden age of PC Gaming know that “Server” is actually an ambiguous term. There are more detailed terms like listen servers, log-in servers, and so on which more specifically identify the piece of electronics you are speaking about. For the large and growing amount of gamers that understand this, “Dedicated Servers” is a feature we have all demanded from the world’s top tier shooter games. In some cases we got what we wanted (Battlefield) and in other cases nothing but empty promises (Call of Duty).

But everything was about to change with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Originally Infinity Ward, who is obviously a very small company now finding the need to give full credit to Neversoft and Raven for helping create Ghosts, had promised us Dedicated Resource Servers for Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox ONE. Later on Activision hinted that they’d do the same on PlayStation 4 if Sony paid for it and they let the world know that Microsoft was paying for things like this as well as an unknown amount of their marketing funds. Each event they hosted was dubbed “Brought to you by Xbox” and featured random shout-outs like “thanks to our friends over at Xbox”. Microsoft soon after announced that the Xbox ONE will feature free dedicated servers for any online game that wants to use them thanks to the Microsoft cloud capabilities. Honestly, while many have ridiculed the cloud and maybe with merit, being used as dedicated resource servers is potentially the most logical and effective way to use the cloud presented by MS thus far.

Shortly after this Activision and Infinity Ward flip flopped completely by announcing that the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 would also be getting Dedicated Servers claiming “ALL PLATFORMS” were set to, in fact. Now, think to yourself logically and grammatically doesn’t that information make it seem like the feature that was coming would be equal on all platforms now – or at least launch on time for all platforms? There were no indications that this was a wrong assumption as we moved forward, now expecting dedicated servers on every platform. Then the PS3 / 360 versions arrived with no dedicated servers. PlayStation 4 came out and still has no dedicated servers. Activision says they are “rolling out” the servers “over time”, so now we are  left with no date on when to expect this to occur and the knowledge that Xbox ONE won’t have to wait since Microsoft took care of things for Acti and IW.

Then a serious twist happens… it has now been determined that Call of Duty Ghosts on PlayStation 4 Will NEVER Get Real Dedicated Servers (and neither will the PS3 and 360 versions of the game). For the technical details about how apologists are already defending this play on words click on that link. Long story short: you’re not getting real dedicated servers unless you’re on Xbox ONE and we’ve been down right lied to by false advertising from Activision and Infinity Ward who were simply shielding the sales on their PlayStation versions of COD: Ghosts despite the fact that they knew they never intended to deliver on this promise.

So what do we do? Just shrug our shoulders and move on? Is that what you all did when the Xbox ONE’s DRM set you into a frenzy? No, it’s not. You spread the word. The gaming public made it clear that they were not happy with what just happened to them and demanded some sort of meaningful change to which Microsoft ended up responding with a complete reversal of many unpopular policies. Don’t we owe it to our industry to at least care enough to get this event in the history books as common knowledge? You could say Acti and IW didn’t lie, they just misled or mis-worded things. You can say it’s the media’s fault. The simple fact is the messaging has been used as a tool to confuse the consumer about what features to expect in order to prevent loss of sales due to the less popular Xbox ONE having the most sought after feature for the genre.

Here’s a rundown on precisely what we’ve witnessed as a gaming community for those who hate reading paragraphs and prefer lists of information:

1. Xbox ONE Only Ded Servers Announcement for Ghosts
2. Activision Hinted They’d Do It On PS4 If Sony Paid For It, since MS Paid for it on X1
3. MS Announces Free Ded Servers for Any Online Games on X1
4. Activision Announces Ded Servers for ALL platforms
(grammatically that makes it sound as if they are equal, but they’re not).
5. PS3 / 360 Versions Came Out, No Dedicated Servers
6. PS4 Came Out, No Dedicated Servers
7. Activision announces they are “rolling them out over time” on PS3, PS4, 360.
8. It has now become revealed that COD: Ghosts on PS3, PS4, 360 Will in fact NOT have real dedicated servers but instead “Server Hubs” which detect the best host and let them be the player hosted server. This is essentially a newer way of doing the same exact thing Peer 2 peer hosting games have been doing on consoles since the first Halo games.

SIGN PS4 GHOSTS DEDICATED SERVERS PETITION.

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PSA: Call of Duty Ghosts on PlayStation 4 Will NEVER Get Real Dedicated Servers

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SIGN PS4 GHOSTS DEDICATED SERVERS PETITION.

Quickly getting this out of the way for those who don’t know, Call of Duty is a peer-to-peer hosted game. That’s why there’s a host. Yes, there are COD “servers” that you log in to but the actual resources (the largest part of the processing taking place for the game’s match) are taking place on other people’s consoles.

When a company says they are going to provide “Dedicated Servers” that is synonymous with dedicated RESOURCE servers and has no other meaning known by the industry to which means there would be no host and the amount of lag would much less, cheaters would be way more monitored automatically without need for a report system, and the overall quality of the experience would be smoother and better in every way. Most importantly the hit detection of a game with dedicated servers is always better than one without it.

It has now become revealed that COD: Ghosts on PS3, PS4, 360 will in fact NOT have real dedicated servers but instead “Server Hubs” which detect the best host and let them be the player hosted server. This is essentially a newer way of doing the same exact thing peer-to-peer hosting games have been doing on consoles since the first Halo games.

Unfortunately, when Activision and Infinity Ward promised the world Dedicated Servers for ALL Platforms what they really meant was not resource servers (which are currently hosted by players’ consoles), they meant a server that picks out whose the best host then makes them into the server… which is exactly the same as the old system but with slightly more tech mediating the connection.

This is proof positive that Infinity Ward Has Been Caught False Advertising Call of Duty: Ghosts, but there’s more to the story. Click the link for a full rundown complete with sources of the events being discussed and make sure to let a friend know about this who might be effected.

SIGN PS4 GHOSTS DEDICATED SERVERS PETITION.

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See what is blowing up tomorrow [TEASER]

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The following teaser clip was released for an upcoming trailer via the Call of Duty camp. It’s likely that tomorrow we’ll see a Live Action trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts containing something like what’s in this clip. Check back on RealGamerNewz.com tomorrow for the full High Definition video of whatever Activision and crew end up releasing.

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RGN Daily News #63: COD: Zombies = COD Aliens in COD: Ghosts

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RGN Daily News #63: COD: Zombies = COD Aliens in COD: Ghosts

– Today’s Top News
– Activision Ghosts Not New Game Engine, Modded Upgrade
– Extinction Game Mode Announced, ZOMBIES-like Aliens Mode
– New Indie Publisher Rebel Machine Formed
– Next-Gen Consoles To Come In 4-5 Years? Pros Vs Cons If So
– Tristan’s Twisted World: How To Review A Game = Gameplay
– Open Discussions
– GTA V DLC [Latest Info & Rumors]
– And More

 

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