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Call of Duty 4 updates

Activision and Infinity Ward will be releasing a special Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Collectors Edition which will include a bonus DVD along with an exclusive hardcover art book.

The bonus material found on the DVD includes a series of “making of” vignettes taken from 4 different perspectives of the game’s development (research, technology, story and multiplayer), a documentary on the history of the British S.A.S., a level walk-through hosted by the Infinity Ward team plus some of the best trailers from the game. The DVD clocks in at nearly 4 hours of total bonus content.

The hardcover art book features never-before-seen concept, development and final in-game artwork and is narrated by the back-to-back “Game of the Year” award winning team of Infinity Ward’s developers and artists.

Activision and Infinity Ward have also released an all-new Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Media Widget which delivers a live feed to the latest screenshots, videos and bonus content and also includes a countdown clock to Deployment Week, buttons for you to send the widget to friends, download code, join the Buzz Brigade and more. An HTML version is also available for bloggers and website owners to feature on their own site.

For more information and to download the widget, head over to www.CharlieOscarDelta.com and register.

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September 13, 2007 Posted by | Books, Console, Game Companies, Games, Gaming websites | Leave a comment

An interesting read

Sorry for going a bit off-topic here, but I’ve been reading an interesting book regarding cheating in the world of MMORPG games and I thought it worth sharing.

Written by computer security experts Greg Holund and Gary McGraw, Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems goes into great detail on how and why gamers cheat, the tools they use and the security measures game publishers put into place to try and catch them. I’m not an MMORPG dude myself, but I’ve still found the book to be a great read. However, for those of you who are — especially WoW players — this book will let you know what you’re up against. 

Another area of the book I found to be interesting are the measures that game companies use to try and catch cheaters. In some cases, their EULA statements grant them permission to view and transfer nearly any file on your system that they want. All at the expense of your privicy.

The book is due out mid-July and although I did receive a promotional manuscript copy, I have NO vested interest in the publication. I just enjoyed it and thought I would share 🙂

July 8, 2007 Posted by | Books, Games, Gaming publications | 5 Comments