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Infinity Ward Employee Uses Phrase "Modern Warfare 2"

I feel sort of stupid for even writing this story, but hey, it got me excited, so it meets one of my "newsness" requirements.

Here's a quickie from the Twitter feed of Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling, Infinity Ward's director of macking and keeping it real. That... might not be his actual title, I'm not sure.
Reviewing some radio-chatter VO we just finished recording for Modern Warfare 2 today. “Cujo Two-One this is Vulture, solid copy on all.”
Is this what the future is all about? People in-the-know on stuff casually drop game names and such into their social networking thangs and the free world dissects it for a greater meaning? Whatever, I'm not going to analyze it too much. I just perk up any time anyone says anything about the next Call of Duty game.

Now I'm just waiting to hear if the bolt-action rifles will kill Cujo Two-One with one shot if Vulture hits him center mass.
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Posted by Jeff
Here's a quickie from the Twitter feed of Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling, Infinity Ward's director of macking and keeping it real. That... might not be his actual title, I'm not sure.
Reviewing some radio-chatter VO we just finished recording for Modern Warfare 2 today. “Cujo Two-One this is Vulture, solid copy on all.”
Is this what the future is all about? People in-the-know on stuff casually drop game names and such into their social networking thangs and the free world dissects it for a greater meaning? Whatever, I'm not going to analyze it too much. I just perk up any time anyone says anything about the next Call of Duty game.

Now I'm just waiting to hear if the bolt-action rifles will kill Cujo Two-One with one shot if Vulture hits him center mass.
Posted by chililili

Nice to hear, I might pick it up at the end of this year.

Posted by TheJollyRajah

Call of Duty 4 is amazing and all but I'm really starting to get sick of military shooters.... actually, shooters in general.  Unless Infinity Ward makes huge leaps (like the improvement from Call of Duty 2 to 4) then I'm not picking it up.

Posted by SoothsayerGB

Yeah, they should make a mario platformer!

Posted by Fr0Br0

I think it's safe to assume that it will be known as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Not Call of Duty 5: Modern Warfare 2.

Posted by ZombiePie

I don't really care what they call as long as they make Modern Warfare 2 just as amazing as the last one.

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Posted by NinjaHunter

All development companies should have a director of macking and keeping it real. The world would be a better place.

Posted by Lies

Man, the bolt-action rifle center mass phrase is totally the best meme to come out of the bombcast. Better than "Still a threat" methinks.

Posted by Linkyshinks

It seems natural they would want to continue that theme and by using that name.

The call sign of Vulture suggests aerial attack or reconnaissance...

Posted by Det1

vulture...I think I remember vulture 1-6 being said sometime during COD4...
pretty sure it was a seaknight...
...
God I hope I hope I got that one wrong, I don't want to accept that I played COD4 campaign that much...

Posted by TomA

whats all this bolt action rifle and center mass stuff about?

Posted by Crono

Jeff sez: "I just perk up any time anyone says anything about the next Call of Duty game."

good one, almost got it by me.

Posted by Meteora

I'm all hyped up. I wonder when they'll get to releasing actual trailers and info for COD:MW2 though.

Posted by License_To_Bill

"Aw, man! Everyone else takes three or four shots to center mass before dying, but Cujo died after one!"

This needs to happen.

Posted by TwoOneFive

seriously though, he's right. the single shot guns, mainly that m14, should be a single shot kill gun, especially considering the crazy recoil . 

Posted by Jackel2072

people say Killzone is really hyped up (and it is) but man when the new Call of duty trailer hits and previews start going up. get ready for the atom bomb of hype.

Posted by Jackel2072
TwoOneFive said:
"seriously though, he's right. the single shot guns, mainly that m14, should be a single shot kill gun, especially considering the crazy recoil . "
the M14 is a 1 shot kill gun if you use it in Hardcore! =)
Edited by MrKlorox

Fuck Call of Duty in its "me too" asshole. :(

Posted by Kohe321

I can't wait for it...

Posted by Zalanth

I think Modern Warfare 2 is a decent title if they do go for that. Or if they really wanted to explain it could have "Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2:  Back to the Future (Of War) 1"

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

I can't wait for this one, after the colossal dissapointment that was WaW's multiplayer it's nice to play somewhere else other than the streets and countrysides of Germany with better guns.

Posted by giyanks22

I'm predicting it to be the best COD by far...As long as they make a longer campaign than 4. Also I think they should add a new game mechanic, where you can dive to the side from grenades, because that would add a whole knew dimension to gameplay.

Posted by Blazer74

Will it be overrated as the first is the question. Sorry folks the first one was nothing special if you had played previous CoD games.

Posted by dtran1212

i think MW2 will be similar to the first one except a different single player campaign. its gonna feel and play identical to the first one, i don't see the reason why they should change the formula

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

Oo sweet. I'ma subscribe to his twitter feed. I can't wait for MW2. :__;  I need a new online experience....

Posted by kev670

HAHAH read the tweet when he posted it. I had a feeling it would turn into a story. its on 1up now aswell

Posted by CitizenKane
Posted by Media_Master

hmmm

Posted by Teh_Eel

Well theres my hope for IW making a Sci-Fi CoD shot.

Posted by MeatSim

At least it won't be another WW2 FPS again this time.

Posted by Seram

I was really looking forward to a Sci-Fi call of duty game. Modern stuff is just too ordinary now, and I think IW could really do some good work since Sci-Fi really doesn't have any limitations.

Posted by petch117

Wow i am so surprised i cant believe that they are making a modern warfare 2 after the huge sales success of the first one.

Posted by Snail

Why wouldn't that be his actual title? It's an awesome title.

Edited by Mjolnir

Vulture sounds like an aerial unit, so I'm guessing that's just the standard air support sequence.

Anyway, can't wait for this one. The first Modern Warfare blew my mind, and I'm sure Infinity Ward can do it again.

Posted by Maxszy

Moden Warfare 2.. excellent!

The only thing I hope for.. is that they do some more innovating in the multiplayer portion. I know their single player will rock face, there's no question or doubt there. But the mutliplayer... which I LOVE will need updating. I played a ton of COD4 mutli.. and quite a bit of W@W multi as well. Great systems but going back for a 3rd installment of the same exact system would be a little too much. Don't think it would last as long. So here's to hoping COD6 pwns all expectations!

Posted by crunchUK

by modern they mean MODERN AGE THAT IS BAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOAD UP UR MUSKETS CHAPS

Posted by NateDogg

another reason to not buy world at war! yes!

Posted by RHCPfan24

Well, no surprise here. And by no surprise I mean it is so AWESOME!

Posted by Cheapoz

Screw the centre mass, hit 'em in the greasy bucket!

Posted by AndrewB

The problem is topping their last game. They can't use the nuke scenario as a plot twist a second time. And if this truly is Modern Warfare 2, in the sense that it will take place within the same general time period, and with the same basic technology, then they'll have to come up with something to keep it from feeling like more of the same. Although I suppose most people won't complain about "more of the same" when it comes to Infinity Ward's Call of Duty.

Then again, seems like most people only care about the multiplayer, anyway. I'm a single player-player.

Edited by coaxmetal

I love the COD4 Multiplayer, but I play games primarily for single-player as well. I love a good story and a good single player campaign, and COD4 delivered both of those admirably. And even if MW2 doesnt top MW1, it will still top World at War. Get this franchise back in the hands of a developer that knows what its doing.

Posted by AlucardaLaCarte

Hm, yes, center mass, quite.

Posted by CarlosX360
ZombiePie said:
"I don't really care what they call as long as they make Modern Warfare 2 just as amazing as the last one."
Couldn't have said it better.

I had a field day during the modernwarfare2.com announcement - I purchased the registrant rights to both mw2forums.com and mw2boards.com domains.
Posted by LiquidPrince

So Call of Duty has been dropped from the title right?

Posted by CarlosX360
LiquidPrince said:
"So Call of Duty has been dropped from the title right?"
That's what it sounds like. But there's also a possibility that, much like COD: WAW, the Call of Duty name will play a lesser role than it did with COD4.
Posted by bennym6
@Fr0Br0:
its actually moderne warfare 2 because infinity ward do not own the rights to call of duty no more