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