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Call of Duty XP 2011 – The video tour

Just over a week ago, Activision opened the doors on its first-ever Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles, bringing together a broad assortment of fans for a two-day festival devoted to all things Call of Duty. Taking up multiple sound stages and a huge swath of the adjoining outdoors, the expo featured tournaments, face-painting, sumo wrestling, a giant zipline, live performances from Dropkick Murphys and Kanye West, and a re-creation of the Burger Town restaurant from Modern Warfare 2 (which sold greasy burgers for around $12 each). Really, though, the event was about one thing: giving fans a chance to try out the multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (which we previewed).

In case you weren’t able to make it to L.A. yourself, GR’s own Chris Antista was there to deliver a comprehensive overview of what went down at XP, including quick interviews with a couple of key industry celebrities (and actual celebrity Nick Swardson) and a recap of the event’s mysterious “Jeep Experience,” a no-rails theme ride manned by stuntmen. It’s a little long, but we promise it’s entertaining.

Sep 12, 2011

51 comments

  • sternparez - September 19, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    "I don't wanna be in the military anymooooooore!!!"
  • 4fromK - September 15, 2011 4:04 a.m.

    wow, hate on Activision all you want, but this was a seriously great show for something that was all going to charity. AND PEOPLE GOT A COPY OF THE GAME AND A SUBSCRIPTION TO ELITE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR TICKET. this makes my love of Dan Amrich a whole lot less shamefaced. Now if only they would do this for a game I found appealing in the slightest... oh well, can't have everything
  • 4fromK - September 15, 2011 4:10 a.m.

    oh, and I forgote that you got to see dropkick murphys... hell... and kanye I guess
  • Bladdercat - September 14, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    Great Video!! Looks like so much fun
  • Errrrbo - September 13, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    Awesome video, Chris is the pucking man.
  • Stahlbrand - September 13, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    Great video, nice content. I enjoyed Chris Antista's coverage of the event.
  • batman5273 - September 13, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    Great Video!
  • Siion - September 13, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    Great video, Chris is great on camera. Keep up the good work =)
  • Unoriginal - September 13, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    More of this kinda content. Chris looked like a real gamz jarnalist
  • mikeydo00 - September 13, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    Can I.... can I just go there for a little bit.....
  • moan4stalone - September 13, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Now your a maaawn mawn maaan lol.
  • NightCrawler_358 - September 13, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    Seems a bit overkill for one game haha. Still, looked like a lot of fun! Maybe they'll make a Activision/Blizzard theme park...?
  • Crabhand - September 13, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Really cool video, but I get the feeling that the outdoor activities were hilariously cheesy. Especially the Jeep part, I would be embarrassed to do something like that. Seems like a really cool idea for an event though, giving people a chance to play the game early.
  • SillyPigeon - September 13, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    Great stuff chris! Really enjoy these expo tours
  • lovinmyps3 - September 13, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    I would join Pizza Antista.
  • jimmdogg - September 13, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Well done video piece. Now wash your damn pants!
  • SuperWristBands - September 13, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    Not a big fan of CoD but, Chris, you certainly made it fun to watch. Also, I hope your slurpee didn't spill. If my did I'd be pretty upset for the rest of the day.
  • CanadianBeaverHunter - September 13, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    Whether it's videos, articles or podcasts, Antista is entertainment.
  • porjos - September 13, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    This is now by far one of my most favorite GR videos to date... He CAN-tista...and WILL-tista
  • Chiefslapaho - September 13, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Entertaining video. People like to shat all over COD but it looked fun. Good Job Mr. Antista

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