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Posted by Pie

Yay! An attack on the U.S.A!

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@Ertard said:

" It got delayed two weeks today - for the PC. It's also 60 euro/dollars on PC as well.   Basically, Activision is telling you to pirate the game. That's what I'll do anyway, til they lower the price to 40-50 which is a reasonable price. I'm sorry, but I just don't see why MW2 is worth 20 euro more then any other game, and Activisions bullshit tactics (they tried to sell Prototype for 60 on PC as well) are just pissing me off and turning me off a purchase. "

If putting the price to match the console prices means more games that take advantage of the PC, and more companies focusing on PC only, then count me in as supporting making this a standard. I know that this probably won't be the case for MW2, but if it has that impact, I will be more than happy to pay the 10 dollar premium. 
 
However, as stated above, the graphics will likely be the same on PC and console for MW2, and that is what I'm sick and tired of. I'm also tired of the QUAKE 3 ENGINE. I mean honestly, do we really need to be using this engine for games anymore? I can understand from a business standpoint that this sequel will rake in a ton of cash for them due to low costs on engine development, but come on Infinity Ward, you're using an engine that was made in the 20th century! Get with it! 
Posted by pbhawks45
@atomic_dumpling said:

" @DrLove said:

" @Ket87 said:

Terrorists are not from no name countries, the USA is not invincible, and Russia will in all likelihood be our enemy again.

post of the month "
This paranoid attitude is what we Europeans came to expect from the US of A after 9/11. First you made up a thread from Iraq to start a second war to satisfy your obvious need for revenge and hunt down Saddam Hussein (weapons of mass destruction my ass - not a single one was ever found), today the USA are more or less openly thinking about attacking Iran (Why? Because they can, I suppose). And now Russia again, seriously? Give me a break. "
Russia is slowly going back to an authoritative government. I suggest you look up the number of journalist murdered execution style.  
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia 
 
It's quite scary. I'm not saying they should invade Russia. But when Russian government sent their subs right on the US/International waters border, something they used to do during the cold war, it gives you an uneasy feeling. 
 
And there's no way the US will invade Iran. Too many casualties. I think our government has learned its lesson that you can't instill democracy in a place that has never had it. 
Posted by Sushbag
@TigerDX: The part of the world in which Call of Duty games are developed, and Activision Blizzard's largest single country for revenue is the United States. Thus, I personally wouldn't be so surprised that they use the accepted NA dating standard for their online trailers, especially considering that this dating type is used elsewhere, just like many other countries also drive on the right side of roads. Simple marketing, maybe overly simple (I mean, what's wrong with just clarifying by spelling out the month?) but simple nontheless, and certainly if you are living somewhere that uses the day-month-year or year-month-day format and you're not retarded, then you probably know by now that American publishers are going to use the NA format if they abbreviate a date in a trailer. Especially for the quintessential ultimate rah rah America lets-blow-shit-up action movie-esque game series, Call of Duty.
 
Also the date doesn't have significance for most Americans I would wager. Most people don't even know why December 7 is an important date, why would they care about the Marine Corps birthday? The average American is not a member of the armed services, and thus wouldn't observe this date. And if I know that, marketing professionals know that. It's just a date bro.
Posted by deadly_polo
@dargonaut said:
" @LtColJaxson said:
" @hofmarskal said:
" How did they invade The United States Of freedomland?   And the "bad Guys" dont look Jihad'ish at all?  Interesting twist, although it has been done before... Its always Whashington DC!   Its a shame that the graphics havent been improved, it look almost identical to the first one.... Damm consoles, and their inferior hardware "
Jihad aren't a terrorist group, Taliban are.   And these graphics do look a lot better... "
Taliban isn't a terrorist group, al Qaeda is.  And jihad means "Muslim holy war against unbelievers." "
1) The Taliban is a relegiously led political organsiation.
2) A Jihad can be interpreted in many ways, formostly it is an inner struggle against temptation from things perceieved as lessening to your soul (which are not allowed in Islam). It can also be interpreted as expanding the Muslim faith, through peaceful means; and finally also it can be described as a holy war to achieve the same purpose. 90% of Muslims will consider a Jihad to be primarily the fight against inner temptation and struggle with yourself.
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Posted by sephirm87

I can almost guarantee that the burning Washington DC shot was just a fantasy in the mind of the bad guy.  He could be explaining what he is going to do to some person while we see his vision of the future.
Posted by blackbeard

Looks like MS must giving out BJ's, and good ones, to the IW crew... a 360 logo... it a cross platform game. *sigh* 
  
ok ok... I know I am being an ass... but still :-/ 

On a lighter note... awesome trailer. I can't want to get my hands on this game.

Posted by twillfast
@kingchris28 said:
" @dargonaut said:
" @LtColJaxson said:
" @hofmarskal said:
" How did they invade The United States Of freedomland?   And the "bad Guys" dont look Jihad'ish at all?  Interesting twist, although it has been done before... Its always Whashington DC!   Its a shame that the graphics havent been improved, it look almost identical to the first one.... Damm consoles, and their inferior hardware "
Jihad aren't a terrorist group, Taliban are.   And these graphics do look a lot better... "
Taliban isn't a terrorist group, al Qaeda is.  And jihad means "Muslim holy war against unbelievers." "
1) The Taliban is a relegiously led political organsiation. 2) A Jihad can be interpreted in many ways, formostly it is an inner struggle against temptation from things perceieved as lessening to your soul (which are not allowed in Islam). It can also be interpreted as expanding the Muslim faith, through peaceful means; and finally also it can be described as a holy war to achieve the same purpose. 90% of Muslims will consider a Jihad to be primarily the fight against inner temptation and struggle with yourself. "
This is the best line of dog-eat-dog comments I've seen in years!
Posted by Reverseface

This story line is way too far fetched, it would never get to that stage were they are fighting out of the whitehouse or even fighting on american soil. But oh well it does look fucking epic.
Posted by CitizenKane

I am getting more and more excited about this game as each day passes.  Once I get my check in on Friday, I am pretty ordering this bad boy.

Posted by RIDEBIRD
@Renegade: Sure. I could go for that - if I was living in the US. As of current exchangerates, I will have to pay 87 US dollars for MW2. 87 fucking dollars. This is because for some strange reason publishers think euro = dollars, so a game that's 60 dollars is 60 euro here = 87 dollars. Thanks alot, Steam.
  
As you probably understand, paying 90 dollars per game is a bit much, since I'm used to paying about 70 dollars, well, sometimes 50 if I order from the UK since the swedish currency has gained strength against the british one.  
 
So a 10 dollar premium for you, is quickly a 20-40 dollar premium for me. Luckily it seems some british sites will be selling it for under 50 dollars, so I can probably buy it, two weeks after my console brethren have played it.
Posted by DrLove
@blackbeard said:
" Looks like MS must giving out BJ's, and good ones, to the IW crew... a 360 logo... it a cross platform game. *sigh*   ok ok... I know I am being an ass... but still :-/ On a lighter note... awesome trailer. I can't want to get my hands on this game. "
cross plat game that sold like 3 million more on the 360 the first time around...
Posted by DavidSnakes

The Cain and Abel stuff is pretty pretentious for a dumb shoot-em-up

Edited by DrLove
@Pepsicolaboy said:

" @DrLove said:

" @NinjaHunter said:

" @Pepsicolaboy said:
" why is the xbox logo at the end?  anyway this trailer seems a bit much. "
Because either A) IW knows that their biggest audience is on the 360 and could get some extra money by putting the logo there or B) Microsoft just straight up payed them. "
ill go with A) considering that the first MW sold like 3 million more on the 360 "
Doubt it.  That makes absolutely zero business sense, particularly given we're talking about a game published from the coffers of bobby kotick.  My point is; while there is no question that the 360 version will outsell the PS3 (probably by a difference proportional to the user base discrepancy, like last time) - there is no chance in hell Activision or IW would intentionally and so blatantly alienate an immense portion of their own user base without it being a simple business decision.  Microsoft offsets ($$) any potential loss of PS3 sales while the extra 360 promotion potentially creates extra revenue from increased sales on that console etc. Need I even mention microsoft's history will this kind of thing. Dont get me wrong, they can pay for what they want, thats capatilism. But theres no question they did.  Anyway, Im generally sick of all this shit. The games multiplatform - Ive never even played a COD game on anything except a PS or PC.   This kind of disingenuous campaigning is something I could live without. Games gonna rock though. "   

   "   Microsoft offsets ($$) any potential loss of PS3 sales"  why would the ps3 lose sales because of this? Batman had exclusive joker content and sold similar amount on the 360 (as per gametrailers podcast).    ""disingenuous"?lost me there, the 360 has map packs that are exclusive for a while.  if the difference in sales was something close or something insignificant id agree with you.  But when we are talking about over 3 million difference for MW and 2 mill difference for world at war those are huge amounts.  MOre the killzone 2 and Little big planet combined.  so ya the 360 version and userbase should be recognized and rewarded. 

 most importantly you are correct the game will be great and thats what matters.

Posted by Atomasist

Would everybody give the whole D.C. thing a break, and what that guy says in the trailer about the United States fighting all over the world is correct. This is due to the fact that the Unites States is considered the watchdogs of the world, and we go to other countries to help establish a sense of democracy so that crazy dictators or whomever can't shit on the people who live there. Does it work all of the time? No.  Why because the U.N. is too full of babies that won't do anything. I am not saying other countries have not helped us e.g. United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain, and others not including France.  This is just the facts, and in no way have any disregard for any countries and or people.

Posted by DrLove
@Otzlowe said:
" Seriously? Does everyone have to try their hardest to make a Fallout connection with every game that's coming out in the near future? "
i guess New York and Vegas have been attacked to death in video games.. 2008-2010 D.C will BURN!!!! lol
Posted by SammydesinasNL

Sounds like the person talking about Cane & Abel is the US president.
Posted by Will_3rd

Awesome trailer!

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Edited by atomic_dumpling
@pbhawks45 said:

Russia is slowly going back to an authoritative government.

Sadly true, Russia is blatantly violating international human rights standards, but so is/was the USA (Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Death Penalty, Waterboarding and so forth - luckily Obama appears to be stopping some of that) - and so are most other countries. I still don't believe that a military confrontation between USA and Russia is imminent at this point.
Posted by JB16

They better have a good explanation for having the US capitol under attack. Seriously an invasion of the US capitol is an almost impossible feat for any world super power period, especially with the largest naval garrison in the world only a few hours away in Norfolk.

Posted by InFamous91

OMG!!!.....November hurry up and come already 

Posted by Jayzilla

i would play this if actiblizz could only find a way to get their employees motivated monetarily. if they can't find other ways to get their employees motivated then i won't play it. also, if they could get their employees to work for less money and charge more for their games then i would be stoked too.

Posted by lamegame621

Don't know what the fuck is really going on in this thread, but that trailer is awesome!!!

Posted by ooofafa
@Branthog said:
" The suggestion in this trailer of a modern US "civil war" is awesome as hell. Finally we might be able to get out of those fucking endless "middle eastern village where everything is dust-brown" holes. Plus, chaos is more threatening when it's on your turf than random "brown-istan". "
Yea I agree, It's definitely a cooler set up to be trying to reclaim your own country. As for the civil war, I'm not sure. I was kinda thinking that when the guys were hiding in the bunker and the one soldier was on the comp. But then i saw some dust comin down from the roof and and soldiers helping other soldiers in. so they were probably hiding from some crazy shit that was goin down top side. either situation is gonna be crazy. can't wait for this
Posted by Buscemi

I don't actually think he sounds Russian at all.

Posted by HateCage

To those saying the graphics are not that much better ... you should really go back and play MW1.  Looks way better to me  ;)

Posted by funcmode
@Atomasist said:
" Would everybody give the whole D.C. thing a break, and what that guy says in the trailer about the United States fighting all over the world is correct. This is due to the fact that the Unites States is considered the watchdogs of the world, and we go to other countries to help establish a sense of democracy so that crazy dictators or whomever can't shit on the people who live there. Does it work all of the time? No.  Why because the U.N. is too full of babies that won't do anything. I am not saying other countries have not helped us e.g. United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain, and others not including France.  This is just the facts, and in no way have any disregard for any countries and or people. "
 
No offence but you're pretty misguided if you think the reason the USA does all this is to spread democracy. There's one motive and one alone, and it begins with "M".
Posted by ip007

This is taking things to whole new level and now we can finally understand why you could see the partially destroyed Capitol building in the background of the Box Art.
 
The trailer is indeed awesome, maybe a bit too awesome at first because I had to watch it several times before I got the whole thing (Cain and Abel stuff was weird at first but then why not - biblical references you know).
 
Then again where does this "new level" I mentioned above take us to? Hope they didn't loose themselves when they made the story (i.e. went too far or over-the-top) because I demand same high quality throughout the whole game.
 
Multiplayer - hell yeah, singleplayer - shaping up!

Posted by koolaid39

This is a very, very impressive trailer. I'm now super curious to see how the story unfolds, along with the incredible multiplayer of course. I really hope the servers are going to be ready for the heavy workload when this game drops.

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@Ertard said:

" It got delayed two weeks today - for the PC. It's also 60 euro/dollars on PC as well.   Basically, Activision is telling you to pirate the game. That's what I'll do anyway, til they lower the price to 40-50 which is a reasonable price. I'm sorry, but I just don't see why MW2 is worth 20 euro more then any other game, and Activisions bullshit tactics (they tried to sell Prototype for 60 on PC as well) are just pissing me off and turning me off a purchase. "

I just wondered a few minutes ago if they would delay the PC version. Then I saw your comment. 
 
It seems like every multi-platform game is doing this lately. I won't be getting MW2 until Christmas (if I even decide to buy it) so it shouldn't affect me, but these PC delays are getting old.
Posted by AjayRaz

awesome trailer 
the music was fucking great. i can't wait to see how the story comes out / how the soundtrack is.  
the game music is important to me, and this doesn't seem to disappoint 

Posted by Seppli

Kickass - always thought the White House and surroundings would make for an awesome battlefield.

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro
@funcmode said:

" @Atomasist said:

" Would everybody give the whole D.C. thing a break, and what that guy says in the trailer about the United States fighting all over the world is correct. This is due to the fact that the Unites States is considered the watchdogs of the world, and we go to other countries to help establish a sense of democracy so that crazy dictators or whomever can't shit on the people who live there. Does it work all of the time? No.  Why because the U.N. is too full of babies that won't do anything. I am not saying other countries have not helped us e.g. United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain, and others not including France.  This is just the facts, and in no way have any disregard for any countries and or people. "
 No offence but you're pretty misguided if you think the reason the USA does all this is to spread democracy. There's one motive and one alone, and it begins with "M". "
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmILOL55xP0
Posted by Det1
@emkeighcameron: You got something against orange juice?
Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro
  
<3 RPGs.
Posted by Venatio

Holy fuck! It takes place on U.S soil? Awesome, I was hoping for that 
  
Great trailer btw

Posted by Sifugamer

:)

Posted by Griddler

Not so impressed with the visuals, alot of bad textures in there. Uncharted 2 will be best looking game this year methinks.

Posted by GrumpyTheDorf

Woah.... what?

Posted by RHCPfan24

Looks excellent. I like the fact that the single player is looking thought-provocative as well as literally explosive.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Fuck, and here I thought I had shaken the hype from my mind.

Posted by lihtster1

SWEET FUCKIN BABY ELEPHANT!!! This is quite excellent for a video game.

Posted by darkjester74
@ip007: @ip007 said:
"  (Cain and Abel stuff was weird at first but then why not - biblical references you know).   "
Everything about that trailer, including that part, was brilliant.  What better way to open up than to remind you about the origin of all war and conflict?
Posted by giyanks22

This game looks SOOOO EPIC AND AWESOME....

Posted by Tuggah

No, how old are you!?

Posted by Chewii101

IW know how to make trailers. Man this game looks effing awesome. 

Posted by Darg
@kingchris28: I just looked at the dictionary.
Posted by MeatSim

Lots of slooooow mo.

Posted by TigerDX
@Sushbag: Didn't expect people to take the irony so seriously. What can you do?
Posted by TomA

Game looks really good. That said, this trailer wasn't that interesting, it sounds like some guys from IW just recorded their voices on some Saturday just for fun and later used it in a trailer. And Infinity Ward(the high ups at least) and in particular Robert Bowling, are butt fuckers.