CoD: Modern Warfare 3 to be revealed at GDC?

'Find Makarov,' eh? Tried the couch? That's where we were when we last saw him

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UPDATE: According to Geoff Keighley, an Activision spokesperson has stated, "Let me be clear we are not revealing yet. Anything indicating otherwise is a hoax."The siteappears tobe the work of viral marketers, but what they're marketing is a mystery to us.

A new teaser site - findmakarov.com - is snaking its way through the tubes this morning. The site features a night-vision-green countdown clock which will bottom out at 7 a.m. PST on Wednesday, March 2, during next week's GDC. Gee, what could it possibly mean?

Vladimir Makarov, of course, is Modern Warfare 2's villain of currently unknown whereabouts. Green text with scan-lines and a light, flowing fog behind it is unmistakably 'Modern Warfare.' Yearly releases are unmistakably Activision. Let's go to our thinking chair and see if we can sort this one out.

The domain is privately registered, so we can't be sure it isn't fake (but who would bother?). A reverse IP lookup reveals one other site hosted at the same address - findhakarov.com. It times out.

Does the voice say "Soap" when it loads?

[Source: findmakarov.com]

Feb 25, 2011

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