The NDA has been lifted on the Call of Duty Elite Beta website. So I made a video taking you on a little tour of the FREE portion of the website as it sits right now. Keep in mind it's still in Beta and the final site may be similar or vastly different from what it is now.
My initial thoughts are that it's a pretty neat website. It's certainly full of information , mostly stats from your player cards. All of your Black Ops combat record is on the site right now. In the future it will have MW3 as well.
The 2 most unique things I can find that site has right now are the "Connect" and "Compete" sections of the site. In the Connect area, you can find various Groups formed that share similar interests to yourself. Once you join that Group, you can compare your stats and communicate with other group members. Possibly a great way to meet new people, make friends and build a team.
The Compete are is also pretty cool. They hold weekly competitions where anything from badges to use on your profile to an iPad2 can be won simply by playing Call of Duty and submitting your entry. You're playing COD anyway, why not try to win a cool prize while you're at it right ?
The 600 lb Gorilla in the room though concerning COD Elite is the "Pay" aspect of the website. As of me writing this it is still a mystery. No details on what benefits you can get from paying to access that portion of the site or what the actual costs will be just yet. I'm hoping that details will be revealed at COD XP on September 2nd & 3rd. It's been hinted that there will be an Elite reveal there.
Only time will tell. But the free portion of the site is worth signing up for once it becomes available to the public. There are many interesting and useful areas of the site http://www.callofduty.com/elite
Check it out for yourself!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
So COD XP is only 2 weeks away from today (8/19/11). With the recent alleged MW3 Leaked info, it really has me psyched for going to the event now. I've seen all of the alleged information and I'm actually fairly concerned about it or not. On one hand it might be misinformation and that's why Activision felt the need to have the videos talking about it pulled. Or it could be completely legit and they didn't want the big reveal of COD XP to be spoiled. Either way I'll know in about 2 weeks! I'm going to reserve my judgment on MW3 until after I've had a chance to actually play it. I will likely use this blog to write some detailed descriptions of my personal experiences with the game (unless it becomes restricted).
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I uploaded a game of Black Ops gameplay/commentary today but the subject matter of the commentary was pretty deep compared to what it normally is. I watched a documentary over the weekend that really impressed me. It is called Restrepo. It's a real life look at the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the soldiers fighting there. This camera crew went out with this Platoon for a 15 month tour in the Korengal Valley. One of the most deadly places on Earth. They have on average of 3-4 firefights every day with insurgents. I highly recommended watching this film. It's true life.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I take the short 10 second clip from the newly released MW3 Spec Ops Trailer that shows some MW3 multiplayer footage and break it down Slo Mo style! Some fairly interesting things were revealed in that very short clip. Updated mini-map , Killstreaks will now be called Pointstreaks, Streaks will stack, Streaks can be cycled and selected in any order for use, Streaks can possibly be earned by completing objectives, and many more revelations. Watch the video for more!
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