Posts Tagged ‘Call-Of-Duty-4’

Call Of Duty: A Long Time Ago Warfare

By Alec Meer on September 7th, 2009.

This Lucas-baiting moddery from a team of German chaps aims to recreate Star Warsian combat in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Are Lucasarts still litigious about this kind of thing, or have they eased up nowadays? It does very much look like COD4 with Storm Trooper and Rebel skins, although the Tatooine setting positively scream’s Counter-Strike’s Dust. But it’s got the pew-pew lasers and the epic music, so it’s going to make a fair few gentlemen very happy, I don’t doubt. Galactic Warfare’s trailer can be found in a galaxy far, far away. Also, below.
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Hooray For The Writer’s Strike?

By Alec Meer on November 27th, 2007.


COD4′s Captain Price. Everything a real man should be.

Protesting writers may be dragging the US movie and TV industries to an embarrassing halt at the moment, but ever-terse entertainment industy rag Variety (via Eurogamer) reckons distressed wordsmiths may turn to videogames to fill their increasingly empty coffers.

Having slaved through more atrociously-written games than I can remember, that’s potentially very exciting. While a disdainful look at the last few months of similarly atrociously-written Hollywood blockbusters (Die Hard 4.0′s “send all the gas!” lunacy kept me chuckling for months) suggests that this won’t lead to an influx of Bioshock and Planescape beaters, having professional writers attached to games is surely a step up from getting That Quiet Guy In The Office Who’s Good At Apostrophes to do it. The idea of TV writers coming over is particularly exciting – there’s been some incredible US genre telly of late. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Cheat Mode Ever

By Alec Meer on November 8th, 2007.

There are many good things about Call of Duty 4. This is the best. Throughout the game, you collect various pickups, in the guise of laptops containing enemy intel. Collect enough and you can unlock hugely silly cheat modes, such as grenades becoming cluster bombs or the colours being inverted (which is really not pretty).

The real prize is ragtime mode, which turns everything sepia, speeds the game up by 20%, mutes all the sound and then adds a frantic 1920s plinky-plonk piano soundtrack. Modern Warfare becomes Buster Keaton movie:

Apologies for sniper-o-vision: this is just a particularly well-suited moment for this most wondrous of cheats. It’s not entirely clear, but it’s me finally firing a bullet that makes everyone scarper. Be sure to watch the jeep as it leaves to the right near the end of video.

You can play the entire game like this. And oh, I will.

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Call of Duty 4: Vive La Revolution

By Alec Meer on November 5th, 2007.

I’ve been reviewing Call of Duty 4 over the weekend, a game we haven’t talked about much here as yet. It may have gotten a bit lost in the recent FPS deluge – though I suspect it’ll be a mega-hit on console – and I have to admit I hadn’t been paying a great deal of attention to it myself until now. Possibly because, having found GRAW 2 a bit dull, I wasn’t in much of a hurry to play any more thinly-veiled allusions to the Mess O’Potamia just yet. Discussion on the quality and content of the game I’ll save for once the review’s published, but kindly commissioning editors have given me the go-ahead to briefly mention one moment.

There’s a cutscene after the first mission, only a few minutes into the game, which dropped my jaw. There are no plot spoilers in the following, but if you’d rather experience than read about the inventive approach taken by one of the game’s earliest sequences, you may want to turn away now. Read the rest of this entry »

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FPS Drought Continues

By Alec Meer on October 12th, 2007.

There are so few ways to kill pretend men at the moment. However will we murderous sociopaths with flashing-pixel obsessions cope? Perhaps with the Call of Duty 4 (don’t call it ‘Modern Combat’) demo, which was released a few hours back.

This is Dave Gun:

Dave Gun says “Hello! I’m in the Call of Duty 4 demo, which includes one singeplayer level, slightly embarrasingly called ‘The Bog.’ You should play it. I like guns! Ratatatatatatatbrrrrkerplow!”

Dave Gun goes on to add, “Oh, and its filesize is about 91 Peggles.”

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Ok, This Guy Is Mildly Terrifying

By Jim Rossignol on August 29th, 2007.

Our absolutely favourite game trailers site, Game Trailers, have put up an interview with the ‘military advisor’ from Call Of Duty 4, Hank Keirsey. Watch him speak:

Thanks, Game Trailers.

Call Of Duty 4 looks good, anyway.

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