Who’d have thought that, just 200 years ago, it was fashionable to hate the French? It’s one of the great burdens of having an empire. Poor Napoleon: before declaring himself the Emperor of France, he probably thought back to the time when he was the plucky revolutionary underdog, and all the blokes said “way to go, Naps.”
This week, we’ve been extra busy covering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. GamesRadar’s own George Walter called it “this year’s must-buy first-person shooter” in his Super Review, and we expected nothing less from developer, Infinity Ward.
Many see the campaign portion of a Call of Duty game as a warm up for multiplayer, a mere precursor to the wanton unleashing of molten buckets of whoop-ass onto the pathetically incompetent gaming public. In the event you’ve skipped the campaign entirely, or didn’t follow the story, or just have an insatiable thirst for spoilers, we’ve whittled Modern Warfare 2’s plot down to the essential 90 seconds.
What will you fight for? That was the question Namco Bandai asked the UK when it invited the nation down to Namco Station in London for its prestigious tournament. Travelling from as far afield as Liverpool and Manchester, Tekken players from far and wide responded to the challenge as they all wanted to prove they were the best. Well, that and the small matter walking away with the grand prize of a 42”
The Wii is the home of clueless casual gamers, housewives and grannies: fact. Ok, so that’s not entirely true, but there’s no doubt the aforementioned groups have helped propel the little white box into the sales stratosphere. But while they’re undoubtedly the backbone of Nintendo’s current business model, there’s only so long they can last on Wii Sports and Wii Fit. That’s why we’ve taken some of
Do you like Modern Warfare 2? Did you have fun at our last gaming marathon, or did you miss it? If you bothered to answer either of those questions, you might be interested in this! We've agreed to forsake our personal lives and the health of our wrists this Friday to play non-stop rounds of MW2 with our oh-so-lovely GamesRadar readers and TalkRadar listeners.
Over-complicated explanations of simple games, your questions answered and Uncle Dave's Smartie Lair is all here
You don't have to read far into the comments on our Modern Warfare 2 review to see the level of unbridled anger levelled at Infinity Ward over its handling of the PC version's multiplayer functionality.
Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most praised games of the last several years (see our review, for example). It’s a massively massive release, and given that CoD 4 has been in our multiplayer rotation for the past two years, we can only expect that MW2 will be dominating PCs, PS3s, and 360s for the next two (or more).
Like most of you, we plowed through Call of Duty 4’s single-player campaign in a day and then spent the next couple of years blasting away at multiplayer. It’s not that the campaign was horrible, far from it. The first Modern Warfare employed innovative techniques that pushed the boundaries of interactive storytelling.