rave in the redwoods

Rave in the Redwoods DLC1 Zombie Pack

Hey Call of Duty fans, looks like the first download pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombies will include Rave in the Redwoods, which sets the players into a cabin in the woods type setting, much compared to a 80s horror movie.  New weapons too, including golf clubs, axes, bats with nails in it and more!



Hmmm, could we see Jason Voorhees come out in this map?

COD: Infinite Warfare the MOST Anticipated Game of 2016?

Well unless you have actually been living on Mars, by now you certainly know that COD: Infinite Warfare released to the worst reviews of ANY game in the history of the franchise (see my post Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Official Trailer) and recorded the 2nd most hated video EVER on Youtube (right behind Justin Beiber, which is rightfully so)!

However as more and more of the game details have been released, it appears fans of the game are changing their tunes.  In a recent poll by the financial firm Piper Jaffray, 100 Xbox One and PS4 gamers were polled about the games they were most looking forward to that are set to release in the fall.  From these, 33% of those that responded said they were most excited about the release of Infinite Warfare, a much higher percentage than Battlefield 1, Titan Fall, Ghost Recon or any other game, thus making COD: Infinite Warfare the most anticipated game of 2016.

As I’ve stated in the past, Call of Duty literally about the only game I play on Xbox One, so you know what I’ll be playing when it releasing in November!  What will you be playing???

Sneak Peek at the New Infinite Warfare Weapons

A while back Game Informer gave a sneak peek at the new COD: Infinite Warfare weapons.  Activision has not gone too overboard with these as some futuristic games, keeping the look of some to what is currently available to public in real life.  Sure there will be some energy weapons, but hey, why wouldn’t outer space have that?  Besides, the military currently is testing this type of technology, so the reality it’s not too far off base.

So lets take a look at what has been leaked:

Kendall Ballistics: This is the most traditional manufacturer, creating military-grade fare that will be immediately recognizable to Call of Duty fans and weapon gurus. These are more like futuristic takes on weapons that are even available today, like a M4 outfitted with an OLED GPS display.

Mashimo: For lack of a better term, Mashimo is the “budget” energy weapon manufacturer. That doesn’t make their guns any less effective or desirable, though. These are high-energy, fast-firing weapons that can support multiple functionality, like a submachine-gun that you can tilt to the side to let loose a shotgun blast. Because you’re using energy, you can unleash a stream of gunfire and then just unload the rest of your pack for some close-range punch. Energy presents interesting ammo management choices as well, as you can expend a magazine, then place your power cell into your recharge pack to start getting extra value.

Fujiwara: If Mashimo is the budget car, Fujiwara is the Ferrari.  These are high class energy weapons with extravagant designs and elaborate options. We’ll see some of the coolest and most “out there” weapon designs from this manufacturer, including the MOD2. It’s a submachine gun effective at mid/long ranges that you can rotate and pull in half to turn into dual pistols, perfect for when the fight gets close.

EDI/Atomic Dynamics: These two manufacturers focus on experimental weapons and secret prototypes, so when you’re looking for the heavy hitters these are the go-to options.  EDI’s variants are high quality stuff, while Atomic Dynamics works with more raw materials, yielding guns with lots of exposed parts. When you’re dealing with rail guns and charge weaponry, it’s all about substance over style.

Of course there will be usual array of upgrades and customization available to player, and like many other games of past, these will either be loved or hated.

Infinite Warfare: The Return of Terminal

Well it appears just like in other game releases, Activision is reviving another fan favorite map from game past.  This time it’s Terminal from Modern Warfare 2, however, instead of being an airport in Russia it’s a moon base space station.  The layout is said to be identical, and it will certainly be interesting to see how it plays.  But don’t get too excited just yet as there is a catch:  the ONLY way to get this map is to pre-order it.  That’s right, in order to get Terminal with Infinite Warfare you have to order in advance.

Don’t forget too that in order to get access to Modern Warfare Remastered you have to purchase the Legacy Edition of the game for $80.  You can also buy the Legacy Pro edition, which will include the new Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, and Infinite Warfare’s season pass.

Guess that’s one way to keep the sale rolling in….

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Official Trailer

Okay, so by now most everyone has seen the official Call of Duty Infinite Warfare game trailer, and as of this post it has 2.9 millions dislikes!  Yep, you read that right, 2.9 million dislikes.  The ONLY video with more dislikes is the official Justin Bieber Baby music video, which that I can truly understand.

So why all the hate?  Many are stating it’s because it has become even more futuristic, with part of the action taking place in space.  So what’s wrong with that?  Two of the top ten best selling Xbox games are Halo, which is set 100% in the future with aliens and what not.

Yet others are stating Call of Duty is not staying true to it’s roots.  Okay, so we had several games which touched on World War II, then transitioned into the present day with Modern Warfare, and flipped back to Vietnam and other skirmishes with Black Ops.  What are they supposed to do now, cover the Battle of 1812 or French Revolution?  It only makes sense that this is the way they take the franchise.

Will it be the death of the series?  I highly doubt it, and I’m sure on November 4th I’ll be playing it along side millions of other gamers, despite all the hate being displayed.

Here’s the video if you have not seen it: