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CoD: Modern Warfare 3 to be revealed at GDC?

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 site appears to be 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

20 comments

  • obiadekanobi1980 - March 18, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    they better come up with somthing vey special to beat B3 they way thats looking and moving WOW hope its awsome (B3 i mean) kotick is the DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • epicdominican91 - February 28, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Dammit CoD, you know I'm a sucker for viral marketing (I love that shit)! If you dissappoint, I'm going to hunt down each member of the dev team and make them suffer.
  • SAUGAPRIME - February 26, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    How dose Activision have the modern warfare franchise? I thought they are still fighting in court for it, and it wont be settled till may of this year?
  • ExcessGiraffe - February 26, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    Blasto has it correcto. The game will most likely be crap, unfortunately for me, I will probably buy it anyway because I'm a sucker for Call Of Duty titles....
  • RavielDeSilverlake - February 26, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    Gave Treyarch a chance, and....... Well, MW3 is nice but if's one of the Dev is Treyarch then, never mind.....
  • Longnuts - February 26, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    Every CoD game has been exactly the same since the first one, and not surprisingly, every one of them sucks ass. I've played every one of them for 5-10 minutes only to realize it's all just recycled garbage from the previous iteration in the series. MW is activision's Madden.
  • ILikeToEatCheese - February 25, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Shortly after it says soap and the numbers start to appear, on the left a man wearing a beret appears and the instantly goes away.
  • CoryM1134 - February 25, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    It better have a 16 hour long campaign to make up for the last few.
  • ChuckB - February 25, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Or under our computer chairs. >=/
  • IcelandMaelstrom - February 25, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    did no one else notice that the clock starts with 4:20? is it juvenile of me to point that out?
  • Blasto - February 25, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Modern warfare 3 will be a complete train wreck and we all know it.
  • awsomemaster - February 25, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    so news (may) comes march 2nd and blops dlc comes out march 3rd (for ps3) coincidence? instead of "NEW DLC :D" it'll be "MW3!!1! :D :D" (if you haven't noticed i'm implying that there trying to steal treyarch's thunder)(why? because activision's like that)
  • Nin10DOH - February 25, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    Despite the fact it'll be the same as every other game in the series, I'll buy it and play the hell out of it. I just love CoD, is all
  • celticsfan645 - February 25, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    This is going to b the last call of duty game i buy. After that, Battlefield is going to be my FPS
  • AlphaAGENT144 - February 25, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    everything was going great until MW2 then iw shat the bed and activision has been milking a dry cow ever since
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - February 25, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    I'm always looking for an excuse to like CoD, and though none of them have wowed me yet, I'll be happy to rent the next one to come out. Just like I've done with every. Damn. CoD. Since. W@W.
  • Mikaro - February 25, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Overrated or not, MW2 holds a special place in my heart as the first HD game I've ever owned/played and I look forward to MW3.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - February 25, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    @blscactus It may just be overloaded.
  • blscactus - February 25, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    for some reason, the url for the site doesn't work for me :( oh well, im still stoked for mw3 anyway
  • Ironarm - February 25, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    Yay. Another article that is going to be nothing but "GRRRRRRRR I HATEZ COD!! THEY SHUD JST STOP MAKING THEMZ ALREADY!!" Oh well. I'm excited to hear news about it. I happen to enjoy the CoD games. And we all know that MW3 will sell TRUCK LOADS of copies.

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