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Good news everyone, Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support for PC players!

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Back in 2009 a little game called Modern Warfare 2 disappointed pc gamers by removing everything that makes the PC version of the game superior to any of its console brethren. I am talking about dedicated servers. The act disabled any sort of real modding to the game along with the ability to make custom maps, build communities and not be forced into waiting for the develoepr to patch the multiplayer with extra content.

Good news everyone, Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support for PC players! This was revealed today at Gamescom by the associate manager for Call of Duty Digital, Jay Frechette, and reaffirmed by Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield on Twitter.


It is good to see developers learning from their mistakes, the mapping community will not be silent if you cross them! *fist pumps and so on*

Source: 1up.com

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ebol4
ebol4

This was totally front-page worthy on a modding website.

If you buy this game, you're ******* stupid, end of discussion. You're supporting the downfall of the industry. Stop buying rehashed garbage.

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Benjin
Benjin

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THIS is another reason why I won't get it.

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KaiMan32
KaiMan32

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Good job bashing people what they like.

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SabreXT
SabreXT

"Like what I like, you're smart, cool and hip. If you don't, you're an idiot."

I'll be getting it if I hear the SP is any good. Not going to get it day 1 though.

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aidas2
aidas2

I won't be surprised if Dedis won't be in the game after the release and they will simply say that it was a unconfirmed rumor lol. Anyone that are buing this are ******* retards, doesn't matter if you want or can, you just are, this game isn't even worth pirating. I bet dlc's will come in at 20$ per 3 maps because of this extra awesome feature that gives pc player the edge.

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edo3
edo3

Wow, totally normal stuff passed as a great news! Good job Activision!

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TheSniperFan
TheSniperFan

Well, at least some good news.
However, what an online-fps really needs is mapping. I mean, CS, CSS, TF2,...wouldn't be so popular for such a long time (especially CS) if players would have to run down the same handful of maps for years.
On gamebanana.com there are thousands of maps for free. I don't know, but I don't see this getting boring because of lacking content...

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hogsy
hogsy

Good.

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Joe_Shmoe
Joe_Shmoe

I dont think this is activision being kind to the modding community, I think this is just an attempt to get ahead of Battlefield 3, since that wont have modding support, I think they now opening up to try and beat battlefield 3 wherever they can.

Tactfull but also kinda low in the same way that this wouldn't be coming from them as an act of generosity, but more for the money (again)

Anyhow, this is the good thing about competition, it kills monopolizing companies and forces initiative and kind generosity, even if it is with a fake smile =]

Now just need to do the same with Halo =/ seeing as it is becoming the next CoD

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BabylonDemolitionist
BabylonDemolitionist

With BF3 and skyrim on its way, this game will get cheap fast.

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aidas2
aidas2

It never will, Mw2 still costs up to 50$...

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Catalyst440
Catalyst440

And here in NZ, COD4 and COD5 still cost $100 - $120 MW2 is the same, and black ops. Oh ****. dont get me started. saw it on xbox in EB games it was 150...

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Flash112
Flash112

SKYYRIIIM! xD

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Flash112
Flash112

Sorry, but i am already going to torture my graphics card with BF3...

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DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator

MW3 will torture graphics card?

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Vengefulnoob
Vengefulnoob

Too little, too late, Activision.

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GhettoGarden1
GhettoGarden1

Well Since VALVe has had Dedicated Servers since 1998, ID has had dedicated servers since the beginning of time, and now Activision is putting dedicated servers in their game for the first time, Activision is a bit tarty to the party, and has already dug its own grave.

Activision is a supermassive corporate giant, that swallowed Blizzard, IW, Treyarch, and over 30 more companies to produce a supercompany, that will one day, collapse under its own weight, leaving only the few glorious companies that still exist today.

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FreeFall89
FreeFall89

I don't give a ****, its still modern warfare : kindergarten simulator

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JHunter
JHunter

I'll laugh so hard when the new CS game beats both of these pathetic games in sales.

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MorshuLoL
MorshuLoL

Cod 1 + 2 were good, but the newer games suck ***.

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

My thoughts exactly.

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JoshZemlinsky
JoshZemlinsky

Ah! but i still wont buy it, watch videos about it, or even care. I guess Mw12 will be out before i even notice it lol.
Btw my brother got banned from Mw2, 3 times. Why? Because he played on a server which used "Unpleasant" mods... Stupid game is stupid :l
Oh well, Mw3 is still gonna suck if you ask me.

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

The only interest I have in MW3 is the story so I'll just watch its play-through on YouTube. I rather spend my money on a game that will have me fighting in massive battles and beautiful environments that provide immersion and better quality gameplay overall.

Battlefield 3 FTW

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Distort
Distort

Thats your opinion on what makes a good game. I will have to agree on this one with you, but keep in mind that some people like one man army games. The dictionary definition of the word "battlefield" is "a place or situation of strife or conflict". Thus all the Battlefield games must be a game of war, strategy and teamwork. They must cover every aspect of a battle, including vehicles. "Call Of Duty" is a phrase, it means to be called up for the same war you've already fought before. Making the game's name have little relation to the story. That is why they are more free in what the game can be about. Activation decided they wanted a fast paced one man army first person shooter.

I hope this clears some matters up.

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XitArS
XitArS

Great news. I hope they release a map editor and mod SDK, then it will be a certain buy. I just don't like the overall consensus in the industry where they prohibit the community from making any modifications to the games and instead releases "add-ons" and expansion packs with a few extra maps for $20...Why this greed? A billion $ isn't enough, gotta have double...

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

Its called a company, the whole point is to make a profit, not a quality product at a reasonable price.

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XitArS
XitArS

Yea, but I still think this Apple-fication (make standard products, sell at premium price and make sure no third-party gadgets or accessories are compatible with the primary product) is a bad thing. Sure, in a digital media dreamworld, there would be no piracy, no moddable games and all FPS games would only contain ONE weapon in the basic edition. Additional weapons would be bought via cash shops...SO it's a good move we see here regarding MW3.

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

Westwood Studios ftw (one of the only companies I think actually cared about the games they made, pity they were bought out by EA :/

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audryzas
audryzas

omgwhothehellcares.avi

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AirborneRangerZz
AirborneRangerZz

Did they really put in dedi servers, just to counter Battlefield 3 with it? If so, you fail Craptivision.

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Distort
Distort

No, they didn't add dedicated servers because of Battlefield 3. They added them because players of MW2 partitioned for them.

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aidas2
aidas2

Yea right. They would have dedis into Mw2 if they cared.

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DarkStarLive
DarkStarLive

NEW Dedicated Server DLC: $180

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sgt.davis44
sgt.davis44

The last good CoD was the original Modern Warfare. Forget about going downhill from there! That's where they started digging mineshafts...

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Analdin
Analdin

I will buy this, but if Activision ***** me again by holding back content and selling it, I will officially never buy any Activision game again. This crap has to stop.

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bliblix
bliblix

Analdin, that's exact what they're going to do, don't waste 60 bucks. They're gonna sell mappacks again for they said people with a COD Elite premium accounts are gonna get them for free. Aka pay your 13$ per month to get all of our 15$ mappacks... no you're absolutely not getting buttfucked.

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L.T.
L.T.

I`m not buying any of their games anymore... Black Ops was just... bad, to say the least. Everything is the same as MW2 (which I found good but when the DLCs came I was like "f*ck this") with some new guns and maps, which I call them re-skins. I got to level 20 and stopped playing. True story. I would have sold the game but you cannot use it on another Steam account after you registered it to some other.

I`d rather buy a 60 euro DICE game than any other COD game.

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hate4uall
hate4uall

WOW a sparkly turd in still a turd..........

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bliblix
bliblix

They're acting like this is a revolution when it should be standard for every ******* game. This company is disgusting.

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GravityCat
GravityCat

Just how Treyarch tried to make everyone believe that they are original by saying they invented gungame when its been on CS:S for years.

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Analdin
Analdin

Mate, other games do that, too ;) Just take BF3 - the whole world cried out in joy because they announced that lying down will be possible.

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R3bornSh4dow
R3bornSh4dow

Since it's possible in every other BF except the Bad Company crap.

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Distort
Distort

Although I'm going to be purchasing this game for the Xbox 360 console, this is very good news. Infinity Ward have always made better Call Of Dutys in my opinion.

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Bj_Bob
Bj_Bob

Too Late, I've seen TOO MUCH of the game already. Not buying it.

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ijat
ijat

emmmm not bad.. well done activision! for supporting PC!

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

The only COD I ever truly enjoyed was COD1. Good times, good times... Absolutely epic campaign. (That was lengthy and hard without being boring)

I bought COD5 as well for the PC, and downloaded patches/mappacks for free. Until they realized that there was yet another way to make money. Steam anyone?

Either way I'm not getting BF 3 or COD7 (or is it 8? I've honestly forgotten) COD is becoming the same game every year. BF I must say is doing a rather good job of keeping things different (WWII, Vietnam, Modern, Future, etc.) but they dropped offline bot support featured in all the other games so I won't be buying it either seeing as my internet isn't up to par where I live. COD? Nope... Already have 2 games like it but thanks anyway. Red Orchestra 2 anyone? Definitely more of a single player geared game (for one it's PC-only which means they spend less time catering to map packs and more time towards initial content, single player is likely to be a lot better to for some reason, most console games are obviously supposed to be played online). But if my internet was Cable I would certainly get BF3.

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GossamerSolid
GossamerSolid

Red Orchestra 2 is NOT a single player geared game... It's a multiplayer geared game with an SP component

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

This is true, RO has campaign with bots basically from what i've read about the new one. It is single player support though, which is always nice to have.

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Bj_Bob
Bj_Bob

I'm reading your comments in Hank Hills voice.

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GossamerSolid
GossamerSolid

Who cares if they have dedicated servers, they are going to be from "Trusted Hosts" only, which makes it as good as useless.

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Sn1P3r_M98
Sn1P3r_M98

And I should give a **** why?

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Zealot671
Zealot671

im glad to see cod is finally dying :D although cod4 was a damn good game

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