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Modern Warfare 2: More like 'Finite Ward', am I right?

PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters...Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Games and Technology
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OP Originally by PaperLuigi44, with modifications by 0Replace4Displace.


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Hello and welcome to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 thread! While posting here and playing with other people remember:

a) Have fun.
b) Don’t be a silly goose, even if doing so accomplishes a) for you.


[PA Modern Warfare News Bulletin]
-SPI- wrote: »
Cade wrote: »
It's go time!
Activision sued for up to $125 million by current, former Infinity Ward employees

Activision's Call of Duty-related headaches just leveled up.

More than three dozen former and current employees of Infinity Ward, the Encino-based development studio that made the hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video games for Activision Blizzard Inc., have sued the publisher claiming that they are owed between $75 million and $125 million in unpaid royalties and potentially more in compensatory damages.

...

Of the 38 employees involved in the lawsuit, 21 are former employees of Infinity Ward; 17 still work there. Approximately 95 people worked at Infinity Ward on last November's Modern Warfare 2, meaning that about 40% of its employees at that time are now suing Activision.

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The lawsuit says that Activision owes Infinity Ward employees a bonus pool of at least $118 million, of which $82 million is supposed to go to employees other than West and Zampella.

It alleges that the publisher has withheld royalty payments in order to keep them from leaving as their former bosses did, putting at risk the potentially hugely lucrative release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 planned for late 2011.

"Activision engaged in this inappropriate course of conduct in an attempt to force employees of Infinity Ward to continue to work at a job that many of them did not want just so Activision could force them to complete the development, production and delivery of Modern Warfare 3," the suit says.
It goes on to allege that Activision representatives told Infinity Ward employees that if West and Zampella had not been fired, the employees would have received bonuses approximately 2.5 times higher than what they were paid on March 26.

An Activision spokeswoman said she was not aware of the lawsuit and could not immediately comment.

The complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica is based in part on the same allegations contained in West and Zampella's suit. Isaacs has asked that the two cases be consolidated.

-- Ben Fritz



http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/04/ousted-modern-warfare-2-creators-respawn-sign-with-ea/
By Stephen Totilo on April 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM

The drama involving the creators of the biggest franchise in gaming continues as Jason West and Vince Zampella, the fired former lead creators of Modern Warfare 2, have formed a new company, Respawn Entertainment. EA, their formal rival, is backing.

The Monday morning news announcing the new company follows a Friday that saw Activision, the mega-publisher that fired Jason West and Vince Zampella from their leadership positions at Modern Warfare development studio Infinity Ward, suing the ousted creators for “misdeeds.” West and Zampella had sued Activison a month prior.

But today the two creators are announcing a new company and an exclusive publishing deal with Activision rival Electronic Arts.

“Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me,” Zampella said in a statement. “For the past decade we led a great development team and poured our hearts into creating an epic game franchise. We’re very proud of what we built – and proud that so many millions of fans enjoyed those games. Today we hope to do it all over again — open a new studio, hire a great team, and create brand new games with a new partner, EA.”

“We’re excited,” West said. “Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”

While West and Zampella’s experience has recently involved military first-person shooters, including EA’s Medal of honour series, which they worked on prior to handling Call of Duty and Modern Warfare for Activision, they offered no details on the new game.

The release indicated only that “the company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences.”

Kotaku will have more on this story as it breaks.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/04/modern-warfare-2-stimulus-package-arrives-for-ps3-pc-in-early-may/
By Owen Good on April 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM
Modern Warfare 2’s five-map, $US15 “Stimulus Package” will arrive for both PS3 and PC in North America on May 4, the game’s studio just said via Twitter.

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling said Australia and Europe gets the PS3 version of the downloadable content on May 5. The PC release date of May 4 is global.

-Stimulus Package out now for 360.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ej5WEFyik
Kakos and I found out how to prevent yourself from being the host on the PC. If you block the server port from a firewall or router your game will have weird issues joining other people's games but if you go edit the
\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 2\players\config_mp.cfg file you can change some of your system settings to make it look like you have a horrible computer. Then it won't select you to be the host.

I changed the following two lines:
seta sys_configureGHz "2" (originally 18 ghz)
seta sys_sysMB "512" (originally 2048)

The key is you must make the file 'read only' after you are finished saving other wise mw2 will automatically change these values back. When you start up MW2 it will say some settings have changed do you want to automatically adjust settings and make sure you click NO.

GUYS THEY FIXED ALL OF THE CARE PACKAGE SHENANIGANS YOU CAN COME BACK NOW. THAT MEANS YOU, 360 GUYS.

Holographic Sight Known Effects, Other Glitches/Notes Too.

-M16A4's recoil significantly decreased while equipped.

[STRIKE]-SPAS-12's spread of shot tightened up, creating a longer 1-shot-kill range.[/STRIKE]

-FAL's damage increased from 55-35 to 55-40 while using the sight, which then allows 2 shot kills at any range (using Stopping Power) even with a silencer.

-MG4, M240, and the M9 do not benefit from equipping a Silencer. That is to say, when firing these weapons while silenced, you will still appear on the radar when you fire.


MORE EFFECTS SOON TO COME.

WEAPONS CHART FOR GOOD STUFF ABOUT GUNS.
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Ground Rules

I've PM'd Echo about these, since I don't want to come off sounding like I think I have Mod-like powers, but I'll post them in this spoiler and let you guys decide whether they sound reasonable.
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Work-around to lack of Party Chat by Sivraj:
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Multiplayer Facts
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Weapon Chart:
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More Fun Facts!
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Awesome video time! I know I've missed some, but they can always be added later.

What about weapons, perks, etc?

Weapons/equipment list plus unlock levels courtesy of Mechanical.
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Callsign & Emblem unlocks:

Wikia link. (Note that being a wiki means this likely isn't 100% accurate).


Perk list also courtesy of Mechanical (and completed with help from Kris_xK):
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Kill/Deathstreak list:
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I want to play with people on this forum!

(X360) Friends List for that console which overheats a lot:

We've got a CoD Clan Meta-Tag run by Burtletoy: A PA CoD Clan

[STRIKE]A PA CoD Clan is now full! Hit me up on PA MW2[/STRIKE]
From here, you can view other people on the tag and invite them to your game. I may do the same if the group I join needs more people, but sometimes I just want to pub-stomp, so don't be offended if I ignore you. Also, send the invite to the clan tag. Everybody sending one invite is far more convenient then me sending every invite.

There's also PA CoD4, which is an older account with a lot of names on it, I think it was being run by I King Kong I. It probably isn't being maintained anymore, FYI.

PA MW2 is now also full. Send invites now to A PA MW2 Clan

(PS3) Friends List for that console which people seem to laugh out loud about for some reason:
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(PC) Friends List for that console which actually isn’t a console and uses some sort of program called ‘Storm’, or whatever.
Spoiler:

You can Alt-Tab at any time (Even in game) by pressing Alt + Escape


We also have a Steam group! Contact Fleck0 through Steam if you want an invite or if you have any other questions.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pamw2


And finally, a funny:

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm going to jump on now if you want to play, Luigi.

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    <---- Is on.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hot. I'll be on after I've brushed my teeth and retrieved my disc and MU from downstairs.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Willeth wrote: »
    I'm going to jump on now if you want to play, Luigi.

    It's too late over here, I'm afraid. I need to get some sleep.

    Tomorrow, however, I am free.

  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You guys still on? I'll get on!

  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I will be on like all day after I eat breakfast.

    XBL/Steam: twmjr
  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    twmjr wrote: »
    I will be on like all day after I eat breakfast.
    This is my plan as well. But breakfast is just coffee, so I can drink and play! :D

  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Any news on when the maps are going to come to PC, or how much they'll be when they do?

  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm getting on for an hour till the Pens game starts.

  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Any news on when the maps are going to come to PC, or how much they'll be when they do?
    I don't know if it was confirmed but everyone is counting on end of April and same price.

    Same with PS3.

    I wouldn't have minded getting the map pack for free like in CoD4 but I'll buy it anyway.

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Aspiring Game Designer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Downloaded the map pack w/some free ms points from my birthday. Played Crash as the first map. Having only played CoD4 for like a week and a half, I didn't remember much of this map. Started out going 0-4 before camping a roof and getting 9 kills before the game ended.

    Not a bad start at all.

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  • BraincowBraincow Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ground War + RPD + Double XP = happiness.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Uh-oh. I think Scatman's red-ringed. "Hey guys, my Xbox is being fucking weird. Let me reboot and check."

    That was five minutes ago.

    EDIT: Oh wait, there he is.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Willeth wrote: »
    Uh-oh. I think Scatman's rage-ringed. "Hey guys, my Xbox is being fucking weird. Let me reboot and check."

    That was five minutes ago.

    fixed that for you.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    twmjr wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Uh-oh. I think Scatman's rage-ringed. "Hey guys, my Xbox is being fucking weird. Let me reboot and check."

    That was five minutes ago.

    fixed that for you.

    womp womp

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Braincow wrote: »
    Ground War + RPD + Double XP = happiness.

    Yes, yes it does.

    So, getting FMJ kills on the Intervention is pretty fucking hateful.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Braincow wrote: »
    Ground War + RPD + Double XP = happiness.

    Yes, yes it does.

    So, getting FMJ kills on the Intervention is pretty fucking hateful.

    Use glass and get one-shot kills. Estate and Underpants really work for it.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Willeth wrote: »
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Braincow wrote: »
    Ground War + RPD + Double XP = happiness.

    Yes, yes it does.

    So, getting FMJ kills on the Intervention is pretty fucking hateful.

    Use glass and get one-shot kills. Estate and Underpants really work for it.

    Glad I'm not the only nerd that calls it that.

    But yeah, that's what I'm going to have to do. With the ARs and LMGs I didn't mind, because I could just "grind" it out (you kill enough dudes and X% will be penetration kills). With the M21, same thing. But with the bolt-action? Yeah, gonna have to camp some glass.

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  • 0Replace4Displace0Replace4Displace Four corners on the tail but she's all curves: The Focke-Wulf 190. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    What a terrible fucking game. Why would you ever use the Riot Shield; it's practically akin to sawing off your arms in terms of effectiveness. I had a guy literally jump straight at me and knife me in the skull.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    What a terrible fucking game. Why would you ever use the Riot Shield; it's practically akin to sawing off your arms in terms of effectiveness. I had a guy literally jump straight at me and knife me in the skull.

    I, on the other hand, have gotten seven-kill streaks with it...and nearly topped the scoreboard a few times.

    But only in objective games, of course...Domination and Headquarters in particular.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Decided to try some Free-For-All to work in challenges. First match was Silent FAL just seeking out all who opposed me leading me to first.

    Second match was....Rust. Which wasn't bad for FFA if two guys didn't start trash talking each other with the gay this and gay that bullshit. I was so fucking happy when my care package dropped an airstrike that ended the game and pushed me from 3rd to 1st and shut them both the fuck up.

  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man MP5K, marathon pro, CB pro and ninja pro is way too much fun on HCTDM. It's just kind of weird to force yourself to spam at people instead of bringing up the sights.

  • DrDreidelDrDreidel Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Haven't been around for a while...has anyone already expressed how utterly shitty Crash is for domination? It's a race to B, and whoever controls it first, wins. Bah!

  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I played a few games today with the M4A1 today. I had kinda forgotten how it feels to play with a gun that HELPS you kill mans, instead of trying to wrestle your aim away from them.

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sometimes, sometimes HCTDM is unkind.

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  • BraincowBraincow Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Braincow wrote: »
    Ground War + RPD + Double XP = happiness.

    Yes, yes it does.

    So, getting FMJ kills on the Intervention is pretty fucking hateful.

    I was sitting prone in front of B (next to the tank) on Invasion with a silenced RPD. I got a 12-kill streak when they kept running into my sights.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ah, cubicle walls. How I love thee. Four FMJ kills in one match (Highrise, Domination, shooting down the "long stretch" from C to A, then from A to C when things got turned around).

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I mastered the Vector earlier today with my final penetration kill being through the victim's teammate's dead body.

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  • TheSecretSeventhTheSecretSeventh GARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I wasnt going to prestige again (currently on my third), but ive been playing more often lately as i get ready to finish up FFXIII, and im already back up to lvl 36. Im afraid that by the time new maps+double exp hit the PS3, i'll be back into prestige range really quickly. And if i go to 4, i have to go to 5 to get five-sided fistagon, then i have to go to 6 cuz the 5 prestige emblem is lame.

    Im never gonna be able to quit this game.

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    wait....
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Ah, cubicle walls. How I love thee. Four FMJ kills in one match (Highrise, Domination, shooting down the "long stretch" from C to A, then from A to C when things got turned around).

    I love those cube walls. RPD, grip and FMJ is pretty hilarious for mowing mans down in hardcore, since you only need to hit them with one bullet anywhere.

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    What a terrible fucking game. Why would you ever use the Riot Shield; it's practically akin to sawing off your arms in terms of effectiveness. I had a guy literally jump straight at me and knife me in the skull.

    I, on the other hand, have gotten seven-kill streaks with it...and nearly topped the scoreboard a few times.

    But only in objective games, of course...Domination and Headquarters in particular.

    Pretty much. As much as I want a buff to the shield, it still captures points like nobodies business, to say nothing of when you're working with a teammate.

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Why in the hell would Team Deathmatch Express drop me into a game with no scoring and that has a non-stop nuke countdown that's at about 144 minutes when I join and about 140 minutes when i leave twenty minutes later?

    If people want private matches then whatever but the whole reason I assume they have playlists is so people wouldn't have to deal with sorting through servers running retarded games.

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  • 0Replace4Displace0Replace4Displace Four corners on the tail but she's all curves: The Focke-Wulf 190. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    We need more mans.

    Log on, bitches. You have nothing to do on Saturday! ~Jedi Mind Trick~

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  • PostcognitionPostcognition Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Hey all -

    I go by Postcognition and though none of you know me (yet), I'm a reasonably nice guy, and I would be grateful for your company while playing MW2 on the 360. I will be online most evenings (U.S.A. EST time zone), until the end of April or May. I sent my invite through the proper channels (it was accepted, thank you), and I just wanted to leave word here before I send lurker invites to anyone else. ;-)

    Other details: I'm new to the Xbox360 and the COD series (my last FPS was Quake 3 ); I get very irritated by pre-pubescent chatter; I'm halfway through my 2nd prestige, but apparently I'm pretty mediocre in comparison to my pub-server competition (which quickly and dramatically outpaced me since the 'stimulus package' was released). I know I have a lot to learn, but I do enjoy this game and I'd love to get better. Cheers in advance.

    Xbox Live: Postcognition

  • 0Replace4Displace0Replace4Displace Four corners on the tail but she's all curves: The Focke-Wulf 190. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey all -

    I go by Postcognition and though none of you know me (yet), I'm a reasonably nice guy, and I would be grateful for your company while playing MW2 on the 360. I will be online most evenings (U.S.A. EST time zone), until the end of April or May. I sent my invite through the proper channels (it was accepted, thank you), and I just wanted to leave word here before I send lurker invites to anyone else. ;-)

    Other details: I'm new to the Xbox360 and the COD series (my last FPS was Quake 3 ); I get very irritated by pre-pubescent chatter; I'm halfway through my 2nd prestige, but apparently I'm pretty mediocre in comparison to my pub-server competition (which quickly and dramatically outpaced me since the 'stimulus package' was released). I know I have a lot to learn, but I do enjoy this game and I'd love to get better. Cheers in advance.

    Xbox Live: Postcognition

    We're not that serious bro, this isn't a clan by any means.

    But sure, you can play with us :P

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks for the games, it was touching to hear how pleased Groltag was when he got an AC-130. It sounded like it was Christmas morning for him.

    Highlight for the session: getting a long-distance headshot with the AUG on a guy climbing a ladder. Man, I love this thing.

    Also, :v: silenced M1014.

  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Also, :v: silenced M1014.

    I remember putting a silencer on that thing once for a FFA game. Firing all 4 shots at someone easily within the 1 hit kill range unsilenced. No hit markers. Why anyone would want to silence any shotgun at all is beyond me.

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Unless you're playing Hardcore why why why would you silence a shotgun

    Even on Hardcore, the G18s are a much better KILL ALL SHIT IN FRONT OF ME option. Hell, a single G18 is lethal to large groups on HC. Then there are akimbo raffikas, which have rapidly transcended past the 1887s in dograpist abusiveness.

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    SLyM wrote: »
    Also, :v: silenced M1014.

    I remember putting a silencer on that thing once for a FFA game. Firing all 4 shots at someone easily within the 1 hit kill range unsilenced. No hit markers. Why anyone would want to silence any shotgun at all is beyond me.

    It's like the silencer and the enemy are magnetically repelling themselves, it's crazy.

    Also, apparantly the night vision goggles avatar item is free until Sunday, according to 402.

  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    What a terrible fucking game. Why would you ever use the Riot Shield; it's practically akin to sawing off your arms in terms of effectiveness. I had a guy literally jump straight at me and knife me in the skull.

    I, on the other hand, have gotten seven-kill streaks with it...and nearly topped the scoreboard a few times.

    But only in objective games, of course...Domination and Headquarters in particular.

    Pretty much. As much as I want a buff to the shield, it still captures points like nobodies business, to say nothing of when you're working with a teammate.
    The shield is so damn sensitive to the slightest difference in latency. I get knifed so easily while I'm looking right at the guy and get killed with by a SPAS from 10 feet, still looking straight at them. So annoying. I think the shield itself could be a little bit larger to cover the sides a bit better.

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