Call of Duty
Aug. 14, 2013 | 3:53 p.m.
Infinity Ward and Activision unveiled a host of online multiplayer features this morning for the latest entry in the “Call of Duty” franchise, but one of the most surprising had to do not with a weapon or co-op mode, but with the gender of a character, At the conclusion of a new trailer for this November’s “Call of Duty: Ghosts” — the clip features a previously unreleased song from Eminem — a sniper levels a gas station. Cut to a close-up of the previously unseen soldier’s face and, in a rarity for the “Call of Duty” franchise, the shooter is shown to be a woman. Female characters have cropped up from time to time in the “Call of Duty” series, but never before in what’s long been a boys-character-only club of online multiplayer. It’s a second “first” when it comes […]
May 23, 2013 | 5:00 a.m.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts,” the latest iteration of the first-person-shooter franchise, is due out in the winter but was shown at Tuesday’s Xbox One launch event. Surprisingly, it wasn’t new weapons and exotic, war-torn locales that dominated the grand unveiling of the sure-to-be blockbuster game. It was a dog. Mark Rubin, executive producer for Infinity Ward (the developer of “Call of Duty: Ghosts”), says the dog will key into how players strategize throughout the game. A promo video shown Tuesday noted that the dog is “someone you care about, a squad member, who does everything from sniffing out explosives to protecting the team.” “Ghosts” is due Nov. 5 for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3. No release date has been set for the Xbox One and other next-gen consoles. The dog is just one of many advances in “Ghosts,” the first […]