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Thursday, August 30, 2007

All about Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare - Its Trailer and Multiplayer Beta

Developer Infinity Ward decided before to involve the Call of Duty community in making one of the biggest decisions for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ... the box art.

Their art department created five different box art concepts to choose from (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo)

And now, after gathering all the feedback and tweaking the designs, Infinity Ward ended up with the final design people have chosen. The winning design is based off of the "Charlie" concept blended with a touch of "Echo" for good measure.

It's pretty isn't it?

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will introduce a variety of game play styles into the single player campaign completely new to the Call of Duty series. The game moves away from the standard three country-specific campaign style, and allows the plot to play through more like a film style plot with interlaced story lines from the perspective of the player as a member of the US 1st Force Recon and a member of the British 22nd SAS Regiment. There is also a variety of cameo-style missions where you play as various other soldiers such as an AC-130 Gunship gunner, or as one part of a two man sniper team behind enemy lines in a flashback style mission.

The series' move to modern warfare has also introduced a variety of new modern weapons and technology to be introduced to the Call of Duty franchise. Such showcased weapons and attachments include M203 grenade launchers, IR laser pointers for use in conjunction with night vision goggles, silenced MP5SD submachine guns, and the FGM-148 Javelin portable anti-tank guided missile among many others.

A Russian nationalist by the name of Zakhaev is set on returning his homeland to the Soviet times. Zakhaev knows the United States would never allow this to happen, thus he funds a coup in the Middle East, organized by his ally Al-Asad, to draw attention away from Russia. The two men and their seconds-in-command gain the nickname The Four Horsemen. However, the British and US governments have been monitoring Zakhaev's activities and discover his real intentions. The story is told from a perspective of a British 22nd SAS Regiment operative in Russia and American 1st Force Recon in the Middle East.

See the game trailer here

Last time the Multiplayer Beta registration open for 24 hours was on the 27th and you can always check it on the official website for CoD 4:, also we'll include these updates on our blog on this page whenever it comes out.

For Multiplayer, it has been confirmed that Call of Duty 4 will include a class system which has five preset classes with default weapon load outs and perks assigned to them as well as allows users to create five custom classes where the user can customize their weapon load out and three perks to assign to their soldier. The five default classes include Assault, Spec Ops, Light Machine Gunner, Demolitions, and Sniper class. Create a class will be unlocked when the user gains enough Experience Points (XP), earned by killing his/her opponent, and becomes a Private (level 4), and will increase rank with more XP earned. XP will also vary depending on the type of match the user is playing. Only two of the classes are available to a first time player; the rest are unlocked as he gains more experience online and gains higher rank.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Xbox 360 Elite Release in the United Kingdom

Microsoft announced the release date of the Xbox 360 Elite in the United Kingdom
As the Elite was released on the 29th April 2007 in the United Stated of America.
Now it’s the United Kingdom’s turn to release the Xbox 360 Elite there.
The 24th of August 2007 is the official release date of the Xbox 360 Elite in the United Kingdom.

It's all coming in Black!!

The Xbox 360 Elite console
It is equipped with a premium black finish and three powerful core processors capable of producing the best in HD entertainment (up to 1080p), 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio, anti-aliasing for smooth textures, full surround sound, HDMI output and DVD playback with upscaling capabilities right out of the box.

Xbox 360 120GB Hard drive (also sold separately - $179.99 in U.S.)
The120GB detachable hard drive allows gamers to save their games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, trailers, levels, demos and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (also sold separately - $49.99 in the U.S.)
This award-winning, high-performance wireless controller, now in black, features the Xbox Guide Button for quick, in-game access to friends and music. It has a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of 30 hours on two AA batteries.

Xbox 360 Headset (not sold separately)
Now available in black, the headset lets gamers strategize or trade taunts while playing games and send voice messages to friends on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox 360 HDMI AV cable
New to Xbox 360, HDMI allows consumers to get HD video (up to 1080p) and multichannel surround sound, all from one cable.

The following accessories for the Xbox 360 Elite console will only be sold separately:

Xbox 360 Play & Charge kit
Complete with a charging cable and a black rechargeable battery pack, the Xbox 360 Play & Charge kit allows gamers to recharge their Xbox 360 Wireless Controller without interrupting their gameplay. It is sold separately for an estimated retail price of $19.99 (U.S.)

Xbox 360 rechargeable battery (black)
The rechargeable battery pack provides more than 25 hours of gameplay per charge. It is sold separately for an estimated retail price of $11.99 (U.S.).

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Microsoft extends Xbox 360 Warranty to three years for three red lights issue

Microsoft extends Xbox 360 Warranty to three years for three red lights issue
July 5, 2007 Microsoft announced that it will expand the global Xbox 360 warranty coverage. Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights only will now be covered by a three year warranty from date of purchase.
The one year warranty continues to apply on all other issues as normal.
For any customer who has previously paid for repair expenses related to the three flashing lights error message on the Xbox 360 console, Microsoft will retroactively reimburse them. Customers will automatically receive a check in the mail within 10-12 weeks.

Here it is Microsoft's announcement on July 5, 2007:

"As of today, all Xbox 360 consoles are covered by an enhanced warranty program to address specifically the general hardware failures indicated by the three flashing red lights on the console. This applies to new and previously-sold consoles. While we will still have a general one year console warranty (two years in some countries), we are announcing today a three-year warranty that covers any console that displays a three flashing red lights error message. If a customer has an issue indicated by the three flashing red lights, Microsoft will repair the console free of charge—including shipping—for three years from the console’s purchase date. We will also retroactively reimburse any of you who paid for repairs related to problems indicated by this error message in the past. In doing so, Microsoft stands behind its products and takes responsibility to ensure that every Xbox 360 console owner continues to have a fantastic gaming experience."

Microsoft's actions really do prove that its main concern is the customers' satisfaction.

It’s taking responsibility and making these changes to ensure that every Xbox 360 owner continues to have a great experience.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360

Microsoft confirmed today that the Xbox 360 Pro (which is now being referred to simply as the Xbox 360 by MS) will get a $50 price cut, selling for $349.99 at US retail markets starting August 8. The Elite and Core Xbox 360 SKU’s will also both receive a price adjustment starting August 8, albeit smaller; The Elite will go down $30, selling for $449.99, while the Core will go down $20 to $279.99.

The Xbox 360 Pro (formerly $399.99) features a 20GB hard drive, wireless controller, Xbox 360 headset, and more. The Xbox 360 Core System (previously $299) now has a price of $279.99. The Xbox 360 Core comes with a wired controller and no HDD or headset.
The 120GB hard drive equipped Xbox 360 Elite (previously $479) will now be priced at $449.99. The Xbox 360 Elite is also black and features HDMI out.

But oh how fast things change—in the September issue (#74) of Official Xbox Magazine (OXM) John Rodman, senior product manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE denied suspicions of a late summer price cut saying, “Right now [we have] no plans to reduce the prices of Xbox 360.”
It was only a matter of time though as leaked advertising from Wal Mart, Toys R Us and Circuit City began to surface last month showing evidence of a price drop.

The price cut will hit retail roughly a week before Madden NFL 08 hits store shelves and nearly a month before the release of Halo 3, both of which Microsoft knows will be major system sellers.

Last but not least is the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition Console which will hit store shelves in September with a price of $399.99. The Halo 360 features a Spartan green-and-gold finish, matching Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 20GB hard drive, Xbox 360 Headset, an Xbox 360 Play and Charge Kit, but most importantly, full HDMI capability. Halo 3 is sold seperately.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Microsoft launches new Xbox 360 repair web site

If your Xbox 360 should ever throw up that crimson gang sign of eternal sleep, the red rings of death, you will be very, very angry. But your anger won't stand a chance against the sheer convenience of Microsoft's new online effort at

That's right, repairing your broken system just got automated. In addition to registering your console, you'll also be able to schedule repairs and keep track of them once you've sent your baby into that long, dark night. Now, how can you still be mad?This site also gives you a $5 discount for out-of-warranty repairs.