We've already talked about it
today, but now we have some official news about the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
multiplayer beta via the official website. CharlieOscarDelta.com has just been updated with a truckload of information about the beta, confirming the idea that the beta will start in the US and roll out to other countries soon after as well as other game specifics including gametypes, weapons, classes, controls, perk and other FAQ goodness. The update also confirms that the COD4:MW
MP BETA (yes, that is how they abbreviate it) will feature the three maps Overgrown, Vacant, and Crash. So, as you can tell, there's a bunch of information to take in and still no firm release date.
But we're sure you're wondering how exactly you can enter the COD4:MW
MP BETA fun and to be honest it's quite easy and quite random. The download codes will be available on a first come first serve basis to those who answer three trivia questions correctly. But you'll have to keep an eye on the beta page, because the questions and entry into the beta are set at a "coming soon!" status and could open up at any moment in the near future. Head on over to CharlieOscarDelta.com fanboys, soak it all in and prepare for some beta fun!
[Thanks, SadistiK Roth]
21. Regenerating health was in halo 1 and halo 2, that doesn't make it innovative for halo 3, and it also doesn't make it innovative for cod4.
Like you said, I have not played cod4, but am simply speculating with the information they have provided. As for innovation, halo 3 like I said just seems to be more of the same (again, I base my info on the beta). We got new maps, new modes, new vehicles, new weapons, new gadgets this is something that every sequal has come with since the beginning of time. Maybe I am missing something here, but I played the halo 3 beta for a couple of days and went back to gears of war not because the beta was bad but because it was halo 2 all over again, but now we have a man cannon! A little innovation goes a long way. Gears of war featured a cover system like no game has done before, thats all it took to make that game innovative and fun, the game is still fun for me, but like any game including halo 3 it gets old.
COD4 has create a class with practically endless possibilities, changing one perk can change your gameplay completely. You can set up different classes with different perks and different weapons for each mode in the game. You can customize your character with these perks, customize your weapons etc. Rewarding the player for skill by unlocking these abilities as your rank increases. Not to mention the rewards you get in-game for doing well, being able to call in air strikes and choppers within a multiplayer match for some support. This all sounds very innovative to me. It's not innovative to the cod franchise, but it is innovative to video games in general, ALL THIS IS DONE AT 60 FPS. They are comparing this games graphics to Crysis and it RUNS AT 60 FPS, no halo, gears of war etc can lay claim to that.
I really don't know what more to say. I guess we will just have to wait until sometime during this month to actually judge the two games. However, I am basing my information on what I have read about each game and the comments made by various people who have seen BOTH games in action. You hear no one talking about halo 3 after E3, but COD4 instead. I quote:
Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007 - an independent group of journalists from 36 leading North American media outlets that cover the videogame industry. Furthermore, as one of the most celebrated games of the show, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was recognized with more than 40 honors and awards including “Best Game of E3 2007” by G4 Television and TeamXbox; and “Best First Person Shooter” by IGN, Gamespot, TeamXbox, and Gametrailers.
If this pre-beta that they saw and gave 40 awards/honors, I can't wait to see what the final product comes to be.
I bought an xbox 360 for next (this) generation games with this generation gameplay and graphics in both single and multiplayer.
PLEASE understand as I have said over and over again, this is bases ONLY on what I have seen, heard and played of each of these games. This has gotten WAY too off topic. I was just comparing the only two games that have/will have an xbox live beta. You can go on playing halo 3 multiplayer and be fine and happy. I will play halo 3 single player and be happy, but if the multiplayer is comparable to the beta it just will not be fun to me. If COD4 lives up to what they have said about it, and what they are showing in videos every week then that is what I will be playing this fall/winter.
For all I know, both of these games will tank and we will all rather play that new BEE MOVIE GAME!!! I am done wasting my time on this topic and am tired of typing. Please respond with your halo 3 innovations just in case I am missing something that will make me want to play some more halo 3 multiplayer because I would like to like the mplayer portion of this game, but I was bored with it after 2 days after spending $60 to play it like thousands of other people.
Posted at 2:38PM on Aug 4th 2007 by LumpStatus