Black Ops 2 setting violates contract with Infinity Ward
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is already under fire. GameInformer has come across a set of legal documents that suggest the game’s future setting may violate Activision’s contract with Infinity Ward. In fact, the primary developer of the series retains the rights to any Call of Duty games set post-Vietnam.
I’m not a lawyer or anything, but you’d think Activision would have this covered before they commissioned something like this. However, you should keep in mind that the company already has a legal dispute with Infinity Ward and series creators Jason West and Vince Zampella.
I don’t think the game will be affected by any of this, but it will further strain Activision’s relationship with IW.
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World at War Getting More Zombies
Seeing as how popular the zombie-themed bonus level for Call of Duty: World at War is, Treyarch has announced that the next downloadable map pack for the game will include more zombie content.
“Yes, there will be a new wave of undead coming soon and–while we appreciate everyone’s concern (and we don’t condone vandalism)–we assure you that these zombies will only be found in the Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack," wrote a Treyarch community manager on the game’s official forums.
As expected, no release date or pricing details were offered.
Call of Duty: World at War Mod Tools Released
Modification tools for Call of Duty: World at War are now available, offering you the chance to create custom content for the recently-released shooter.
Grab the tools from AtomicGamer, FileFront and Gamer’s Hell.
World at War on Steam
Expanding your purchase options, Call of Duty: World at War is now available on Steam.
Developed by Treyarch, the game is now selling like hotcakes across all regions. It can be bought for $49.95, the same price as retail.
World at War Outsells Predecessor
Surprising everyone, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War has sold more than double on Call of Duty 4’s first week of UK sales.
The game hit two more platforms than its predecessor – PS2 and Wii – and has become a blockbuster hit across all platforms, including PS3, Xbox 360, PC, DS and PSP.
Neither sales figures nor per-console breakdown was provided for the game’s sales.
Series creator Infinity Ward is now working on Call of Duty 6 for release sometime next year.
Call of Duty 4 Release Date, Guitar Hero III International Tracks and New James Bond
The Games Convention is bringing out the best in all publishers. Activision has announced the worldwide release date for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – November 5. It will be released for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360, with a DS version also coming.
The company additionally revealed an international track list for Guitar Hero III. The list includes a diverse assortment of hits from across the globe, that include all master tracks from the following artists:
- Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
- Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
- In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
- I’m in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
- Avalancha (by Heroes Del Silencio)
- Take This Life (by In Flames)
- Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
- Closer (by Lacuna Coil)
- Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
- Mauvais Garcon (by NAAST)
- Radio Song (by Superbus)
Finally, the company revealed that a new James Bond title is in development at Treyarch, Beenox and Vicarious Visions for next-gen consoles, PC and handheld platforms.