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Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed

USATODAY.com has details on Spec Ops "survival mode" in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the upcoming military shooter sequel (thanks Computer and Video Games). Here's a bit on that:

As we dispatched ever-increasing waves of enemies, I discarded my pistol for a shotgun. Rubin passed me some in-game currency and I bought and installed a turret to keep the evildoers at bay, while I watched for attack dogs.

After a few waves, the attack dogs became suicide bomber dogs that exploded a few seconds after you shot them. The next wave brought the kamikaze soldiers who exploded similarly.

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18. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 17:23 Beamer
 
Remember when the community made maps and those maps were so damn good that they became standard maps on most servers?

My experiences were never that good. Primarily I remember signing onto a server just as it switches from a map I have to one I don't, spending 5-10 minutes downloading the map from the server, and discovering the map is either completely moronically laid out, just two rooms with one chokepoint, made primarily for spawn-camping, done in minature, full of purple missing-texture checkboxes, or all of the above.
 
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17. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 13:10 Jono
 
Space Captain: Yes! Finally someone who understands me
But I still don't get why people boy a game and plays it for hundreds of hours. Then the studio tries to release paid content they get all rightious about how it's a moral obligation that all related content should be free. Did the original game shrink on you when the DLC was released?
 
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16. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 12:26 ColoradoHoudini
 
Remember when the community made maps and those maps were so damn good that they became standard maps on most servers?
You could even go out and get the highest rated maps via a map pack from a site.

I want those days again
 
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15. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 12:02 Beamer
 
Even I can't defend the map packs.

I put probably 70 hours into both MW and MW2 on the Xbox multiplayer. Wouldn't even think about buying the additional maps. $2 per map would be my price limit, and even then I'd be annoyed.
 
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14. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 11:09 xXBatmanXx
 
Jono wrote on May 28, 2011, 03:20:
I assume you go to work every day for free
Actually I always find it amazing that whenever game developers try a different way of charging for their services they get called "greedy schmucks" or something such. In my experience game development is one of the hardest businesses to actually make a living from. Which is why most smaller studios eventually needs financing from one of the large publishers. Low pay, high risk, high profile if you succeed but many are called and few are chosen..

You can't be serious?
Charging $60.00 for a game then putting out (2) 15.00 "map packs"?

Then doing this every year with little to no effort into the next game?

It is getting as bad as Madden and Tiger Woods games.

If they cared about their customer's even HALF of what you think they do - they would release all tools the day of game released. Then, if they thought their shit didn't stink, they would still release map packs - but something tells me no one would buy them, since you only get 6 maps with a "new" game and then they charge you for 3 more. The community would tear these studios apart as far as what can be done with a game - and that is what they are afraid of.

Leave the paid DLC for the consoles, but don't stifle pc gaming because of consoles.
 
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13. Re: hmmmm May 28, 2011, 10:24 Jackplug
 
Shataan wrote on May 28, 2011, 09:59:
Let`s see. We need gimmicks to set our game apart from everyone elses. How bout? Kamikaze Soldiers and Exploding dogs!!!??? Yeah that`s the ticket!!! *yawn*

I agree with you, they are trying to come up with something different cos their engine is the old one and wont be able to compete with Frost v2. After watchin their video it just reminded me of the old one, huge explosions and lots of scripted vehicles, shame they wont be able to drive/fly em unlike BF3.

As for getting dedicated servers, dont make me laugh as it be the same old crap as before..
 
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12. hmmmm May 28, 2011, 09:59 Shataan
 
Let`s see. We need gimmicks to set our game apart from everyone elses. How bout? Kamikaze Soldiers and Exploding dogs!!!??? Yeah that`s the ticket!!! *yawn*  
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11. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 09:16 space captain
 
Jono wrote on May 28, 2011, 03:20:
In my experience game development is one of the hardest businesses to actually make a living from. Which is why most smaller studios eventually needs financing from one of the large publishers. Low pay, high risk, high profile if you succeed but many are called and few are chosen..

you poor, poor man - you deserve a nobel prize for your heroic efforts at making the world a better place through video game development, by sacrificing your own economic welfare for the good of the people

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10. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 05:27 Doombringer
 
The issue is that there is no standard for a value-added product here. Some CoDs came with a zombie/survival mode, some do not. With that inconsistency, it isn't surprising that gamers would want more value from the product, included in the purchase price, as some titles in the series have already provided.  
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9. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 03:20 Jono
 
I assume you go to work every day for free
Actually I always find it amazing that whenever game developers try a different way of charging for their services they get called "greedy schmucks" or something such. In my experience game development is one of the hardest businesses to actually make a living from. Which is why most smaller studios eventually needs financing from one of the large publishers. Low pay, high risk, high profile if you succeed but many are called and few are chosen..
 
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8. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 02:24 Xirix
 
Any plans for dedicated servers this time?  
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7. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 28, 2011, 00:21 spindoctor
 
Ventura wrote on May 27, 2011, 21:20:
This is obviously their take at having something like Treyarch's zombie mode, but nevertheless, I could see me getting a great deal of fun out of this one.

I personally hope they focus more on the regular Spec Ops missions instead of this tired 'waves of enemies' concept. The proper Spec Ops missions were one of the best parts of MW2.
 
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6. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 23:08 BurntSoul
 
The strange thing that made me do a double-take was the phrase 'in-game currency'. This immediately translated in my mind to 'microtransactions' and 'flagshipped', then, 'no, people will buyit/fall for it anyway'. Of course, it doesn't mean anything. It was just word association...  
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5. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 22:39 MajorD
 

xXBatmanXx wrote on May 27, 2011, 21:26:
Could have just added this for free into any of the last 8 games they have made of the same type....

Knowing these greedy shmucks, it will probably be DLC that you have to pay for a few months after the game launches, but they just didn't disclose that yet. ;^)

On top of that they won't support their game, or fans for that matter, by coming out with patches to deter all the hacker weenies, like that crap they pulled with MW2. What a F&$K story that was/is!!!

 
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4. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 21:34 Kythlyn
 
...suicide bomber dogs? ...  
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3. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 21:26 xXBatmanXx
 
Could have just added this for free into any of the last 8 games they have made of the same type....  
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2. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 21:20 Ventura
 
This is obviously their take at having something like Treyarch's zombie mode, but nevertheless, I could see me getting a great deal of fun out of this one.  
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1. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Detailed May 27, 2011, 20:55 BurntSoul
 
Survival mode sounds just like out of Serious Sam, or it's the zombie co-op mode in new clothes.

Is this a good thing?
 
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