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Call of Duty is Back: Now What?

Call of Duty is Back: Now What?

I’ve completed the campaign, I’ve played online, and I’ve shot just about every weapon the game has to offer. And I can say unequivocally that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings the franchise back to a place of prominence and esteem it lost in recent years. For everyone who left the Call of Duty franchise over the awfulness that was Ghosts, Advanced Warfare has atoned for those sins and then some.

Call of Duty is back.

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How Call of Duty beat Titanfall, Destiny, and Wolfenstein combined

How Call of Duty beat Titanfall, Destiny, and Wolfenstein combined

As what may very well be a sign of things to come for Activision's latest Call of Duty title, Advanced Warfare has out-sold Ghosts in its first week of sales in the UK. Additionally, according to GfK Chart Track numbers, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also beat out the three biggest week-1 titles of the year: Titanfall, Destiny, and Wolfenstein. Not only did Call of Duty beat all three of these titles in the UK in week 1 of sales, it beat all three combined "by almost 14%."

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CoD Ghosts, Advanced Warfare blocks PS4 Share Play for now

CoD Ghosts, Advanced Warfare blocks PS4 Share Play for now

Sony has just released its latest system update for the PlayStation 4 and it has poured a lot of focus on the "virtual couch" features of the new Share Play. But if you're quite excited to let others view your screen, or convince others to play your game for you, better calm down a bit and take stock of your games. Unsurprisingly, not all titles support the share-your-controller/screen feature, with some actively blocking it out. Call of Duty: Ghost and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare happens to be two of them.

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Call of Duty didn’t kill Titanfall: it was already dead

Call of Duty didn’t kill Titanfall: it was already dead

It's an absolute tragedy, the number of players that are playing Titanfall right this minute. It should be a good indicator that the game is in dire need of players that the game has been reduced to $19.99 for both PC and Xbox One - a good deal, by any measure. Unless you consider the possibility that you might not have enough players online to play the game. Is this Call of Duty's fault? Not by a long shot. Attempting to find a game that wasn't Attrition for the past several months (on PC, anyway) has been a mess.

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Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Now that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is out, the same outage that seems to happen after every major release is in full effect. Remember when the Alpha for Destiny was released? Same sort of situation. Or so it seems. There appears to be a relatively minor problem going on with some Call of Duty players attempting to play the offline campaign while Xbox Live is down. While it certainly should work just fine, it's appearing that even offline is offline, so to speak.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Funeral

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Funeral

There's nothing like pressing "X" to pay respects to your best buddy after a lengthy, deadly battle. That's what the newest Call of Duty knows, and that's what the newest Call of Duty shows in Advanced Warfare's funeral. It's not the first time you've been able to "pay respects" to a fallen comrade in a game, but it is the most recent. And it's reminding us of the lines the video games cross on a regular basis. With Kevin Spacey, to boot.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tipped to get zombie mode

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tipped to get zombie mode

One of the coolest things about Call of Duty: World at War game back in the day was that the game brought with it the first zombies mode in a CoD game. Those zombies were scary and the mode quickly became one of the most popular modes for gamers around the world. A video trailer has leaked that is supposedly showing off a new zombie mode that will land with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare live action trailer: movie time

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare live action trailer: movie time

So you've seen the gameplay trailers and the cinematic trailers for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. But have you seen real human beings wearing those war machine outfits and blasting caps through the heads of their opponents? It's time to do that now. This isn't Iron Man, and it's not Elysium. This is Advanced Warfare, and it's going to be kind crazy. The kind of crazy that includes flying bikes, big ol' guns, and the kind of wearables that let you punch through 5-inch-thick metal doors.

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Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision dismissed

Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision dismissed

Activision found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit from former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega earlier this year, who took issue with his portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The lawsuit caught quite a bit of attention, not the least of which was because of the potential precedent it could set regarding creative freedom in future games and similar media. The issue dragged on for a while, heating up in recent times after Rudy Giuliani was brought on board. For all the excitement, the legal spat has reached a solid and predictable end.

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Former dictator’s Call of Duty lawsuit heats up: creative freedom at stake

Former dictator’s Call of Duty lawsuit heats up: creative freedom at stake

The alternate history genre is a popular one, and has been around for as long as humans have been making up stories. Historical figures and events are often used in fictional works that take a creative license when it comes to storylines and depictions. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was never a vampire hunter, but that didn't stop a movie about that idea from being created. This type of creative freedom could be at risk, however, if a former dictator's lawsuit against Activision over his portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II succeeds.

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