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The Call of Duty franchise won't get its own dedicated expo in 2012, Activision confirmed to Joystiq. Last year's Call of Duty XP event was used to celebrate the franchise's huge fan base, while also setting the stage for Activision to reveal the Call of Duty Elite service.Rather than hold the even...

June 8th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Activision used online broadcasting to reach beyond the crowds of attendees during its weekend-long celebration of all things Call of Duty with Call of Duty XP. "We had some pretty amazing metrics," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told IndustryGamers. "Livestream, the company that broadc...

September 13th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Treyarch's Phil Tasker, Alex Conserva, Dan Bunting, and "Lvl 1 N00b" David Vonderhaar (in costume, with a cardboard nameplate above his head and a full-sized Trollface mask) took the stage at Call of Duty XP this weekend to do a behind-the-scenes talk on Call of Duty: Black Ops' multiplayer game,...

September 4th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Among the festivities this weekend at Call of Duty XP in Los Angeles was the premiere of the second "Find Makarov" short film, subtitled "Operation Kingfish." In case you missed it on the live stream, you can watch the short above -- it's a segment set in between Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfa...

September 3rd 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The Call of Duty XP event continues today here in Los Angeles, with Activision showing off Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer and Spec Ops modes, as well as giving fans (who paid $150 each for tickets to the show, the proceeds of which are all headed to the Call of Duty Endowment) a little something...

September 3rd 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Despite an early morning traffic jam that actually delayed the keynote by about 30 minutes, the crowd has settled in to the exhibits here at the Call of Duty XP show in Los Angeles today. There's lots of gaming going on, featuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer and Spec Ops Survival m...

September 2nd 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In case this week's report regarding the contents of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's "Hardened" Edition weren't proof enough for you, Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling confirmed them during this afternoon's Call of Duty XP opening keynote in Los Angeles. As previously noted, the b...

September 2nd 2011 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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Call of Duty XP is currently underway in Los Angeles, CA. Last night, before the big event kicked off, Activision treated the press to a reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer component. We'll jump you right to the bottom line: The core gameplay itself is a whole lot like the res...

September 2nd 2011 at 3:32pm 0 Comments
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Here's the thing about Call of Duty Elite so far: It's confusing. Even Chacko Sonny, studio head of Beachhead Studios, agrees that the information shared about the service hasn't exactly been clear. "There's been a lot of review internally in the organization in terms of how that message was pres...

September 2nd 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The Call of Duty XP event is streaming live, beginning at 10:30 a.m. PST (1:30 p.m. EDT) today (that's right now!), with a keynote scheduled for 11 a.m. PST. There'll be activities and panels running through 7:30 p.m. PST, and it all ends with a live performance from the Dropkick Murphys. W...

September 2nd 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments