Hot Topic: The Current State of Play in the Online World of Modern Warfare 2

Hot Topic: The Current State of Play in the Online World of Modern Warfare 2

Written Friday, February 19, 2010 By Martin Gaston

With all the recent media excitement surrounding Bayonetta, Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2, it’s been easy to forget about Modern Warfare 2. But to downplay the game’s phenomenal performance would be a mistake. This week the game has turned a quarter of a year old, and as I write this, there are 860,650 players online. That’s almost three times the population of Iceland spamming the "noob tube."

Capturing flags is quite popular in Brazil.

The game is big. Mass Effect 2 might have been number one (and deservedly so) in the retail charts on its launch weekend, but Bioware’s opus couldn’t come close to knocking Modern Warfare 2 (or even last year’s Call of Duty: World at War, for that matter) off the top of Major Nelson’s Xbox Live activity list. It’s safe to say a large chunk of people are paying Microsoft their Xbox Live subscriptions primarily to play games of Infinity Ward’s latest. So why then, have I recently been avoiding the game like a videogame character would a body of water? Hacks and exploits, of course.

Modern Warfare 2's many exploits have frequently made headlines. The online community has been okay for the last week, as the latest in a series of desperately needed title updates was made available on Xbox Live not long ago. A similar patch was released on PSN a few days before, with the 360 equivalent lingering in Microsoft’s certification process for what felt like an eternity. When news of the patch was reported on X360A, the comments thread almost buckled under the pressure. If you’re not playing Modern Warfare 2, you’re probably posting on the internet about how much you hate it.

One commenter, Grummy, was less than impressed:

“Well that's about 30 glitches down so now just another hundred or so to go. Until the matchmaking system is fixed, the game will stay a heap of trash anyway. I traded in about 3 weeks ago and haven't looked back. Absolute Garbage.”

Silentbob0 was happy to pledge his alliance to another game, saying that “this patch comes too late for me. The glitches and exploits ruined this game, even after the patch there will probably still be more glitches found. I can't wait for Bad Company 2 - I’ll happily play the demo until the game releases.”

Two on two. We have a shield. They don't. Good odds.

As much as I’m smitten with the BC2 demo, I’ll admit that I’m still a big fan of MW2. My personal experience with the game hasn’t always been rosy, however. I remember spotting something for the first time a few weeks ago: one of the players in my game was a 10th Level Prestige. Impressive, I thought. Then I noticed another. And another. A few days later I was in a game where I was the only player on my team without the lofty status emblazoned alongside my gamertag. I knew I’d taken a few weeks off over the New Year period, but I didn’t think the level gulf would have got this out of hand.

It made sense when messages started flooding in, with players offering me the coveted skull icon in exchange for money. It’s been pitched to me in all kinds of varying denominations, ranging from $3 to £25. A quick glance on eBay turned up plenty of users who’ve made over £500 selling prestige hacks to players desperate to impress their friends, loved ones and internet enemies.

What’s the solution? Robert Bowling stated on Twitter, responding to the idea of a complete leaderboard wipe, that Infinity Ward “would never reset millions of players ranks because a thousand and some odd players are bad eggs.” That’s fair enough, and I certainly wouldn’t want my two-and-a-half days worth of playtime scratched off the map. With no indication of Infinity Ward potentially pruning out the erroneous levellers though, I sympathise with the players who would reach 10th Prestige on their own over time. Though I’ll likely never reach that point myself, I don’t know how fond I’d be of being sandwiched on the leaderboard between two players who bought their ranks for $20.

Shields are no good if you have your back to someone.

People hacking their way to 10th prestige hasn’t even been the worst of it. Fresh on the heels of the annoying javelin glitch that blighted games until December, there’s been a recent flurry of users exploiting the infamous care package glitch which let unscrupulous users rain down infinite game-breaking perks into their eager hands. For the last couple of weeks everyone in the game has become agoraphobic, creeping around in the safety of the indoors and ensuring the Cold Blooded perk was equipped at all times. I decided to stay away from Modern Warfare 2 until it was fixed as this felt like it was going on in almost every single game I played.

Maybe I should have been more optimistic. Or, as bryandagamer put it, “I concentrate on the aspects of the game I enjoy, not the issues that it has. My glass is half full, not half empty.”

It’s hard to be optimistic though, when it’s revealed that a very recent set of devastating hacks - which have allegedly been made possible on the 360 due to the recent patch - include god mode, infinite ammo, no recoil and a wall hack. I haven’t seen these in a game myself, and they require the host to have a modded console, but if they become anywhere near as common as the javelin and care package glitches, the game will have effectively been destroyed until IW manage to patch it back out. It’s not good.

What’s left for the future? Infinity Ward’s big push for their DLC must be on the immediate horizon because, from a business perspective, now is the peak time to release premium content. As for now, there’s still plenty of exploits - on top of the new god mode glitches - floating about. One, dubbed the elevator, allows players to fling themselves into the sky. This (often quite amusing) exploit will be “addressed in the first patch with DLC” according to Bowling’s Twitter feed. There’s also a way to level up your Cold Blooded perk to maximum in a single game, which needs sorting out, though these aren’t nearly as game-breaking as being unable to die. Over on the Infinity Ward forums there’s an active thread where cynical posters guess exactly what the next destructive exploit discovered will be.

Shhh... this dude's getting a knife in the face. Niiiice!

Nobody expected to see this many loopholes. Microsoft won’t be too happy about the prestige hack and God modes, although they’ll probably be more concerned with the modded 360 they require, and Infinity Ward has clearly been knocked for six over the seemingly continual exploits found within their game. I wonder if they’re regretting not running a public multiplayer beta. These problems are clearly a source of severe annoyance, and the disappointment of many players has almost certainly helped top up the numbers for games of Halo 3 and the Bad Company 2 demo.

Don’t get me wrong: I think Modern Warfare 2 is great. But one of my biggest fears for the game is that it will become riddled with suspicion similar to when I was playing Counter-Strike back in the days before Steam. Avoiding the culture of players constantly accusing each other of foul play is one of the reasons I switched to Xbox Live in the first place. Even today, despite the lack of any concrete proof, I’ve come across plenty of users who accuse each other of discovering another care package glitch. Adding another layer of negativity to the mix, with players attributing their losses to ‘hax’, is the last thing the Xbox Live community needs.

I’m sure I can’t be the only one that’s taken a break from the game recently. Have all the troublemakers caused you to fling your disc across the room in disgust? Has the care package glitch left you so dumbfounded you even started playing Bioshock 2’s multiplayer mode in a fit of defiant madness? Have you been the victim of someone with the god mode hack? Or does none of this bother you because killing a .50cal abuser from long range with a pistol is nothing short of gaming bliss?

At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself though, could all of this have been avoided if Infinity Ward had opted for a public Modern Warfare 2 beta?

Editor’s Note: Hot Topic is an all new experimental monthly feature here on X360A, where we take one of the month’s talking points and discuss it until your eye-balls bleed through sheer delight. Now that's intense! How experimental you ask? If it's popular, we'll keep them coming.

Martin Gaston is a freelance writer and a long-term friend of the site. His work can be found over at where he spends most of his days weaving words into a wonderful illuminating basket of awesomeness (my words, not his).


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Comment #1 by Andreas_loel
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:09:09 PM
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R.I.P Javelin glitch

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Comment #2 by UltimateSin
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:09:25 PM
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Good Read, Great Article.

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Comment #3 by montrossity
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:14:37 PM
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very good article

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Comment #4 by twister844
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:16:19 PM
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Great article. For me, its difficult getting into Modern Warfare 2 because of the hacks, glitches, and 1 class in particular. Marathon;Lightweight;commando. It may not sound that bad in theory, and sure; those people never do the best in their games, but when 5 out of 10 people in one game are using this same exact class, it can get really frustrating. I dont dislike MW2, I dislike 90 percent of the people who play it.

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Comment #5 by SnowSakura
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:23:17 PM
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I stopped playing when they'd patch one problem and 5 more would show up

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Comment #6 by II KaotiK
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:23:51 PM
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Nice article. Wish the screenshots weren't just images from the post launch videos IW released. Haha.


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Comment #7 by Sampson
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:23:59 PM
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@#1. Thank God!

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Comment #8 by xLUNCHTREYx
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:24:21 PM
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Like I said back when gears 2 was released with all of its problems(lol nvm the game is still screwed up) massive multiplayer games always need to have a beta before they release period.

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Comment #9 by Daze Of War
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:24:47 PM
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Excellent article. I myself have not put MW2 in my 360 since at least before Christmas. I just lost the feel for it. I have plenty of other games I feel are just better. I had fun with the campaign to my satisfaction. After reading this article I have no reason to ever bother putting it in again. It'll help me pay for the new games coming out that I want.

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Comment #10 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:25:25 PM
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@#6 - Ha ha. I was half tempted to go online and snap some more, but I thought, "Naaaaah, no-one will notice."

I should know better with you lot these days =P Good spot, good spot.

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Comment #11 by xMidget_Furyx
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:28:22 PM
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honestly for me the Prestiege hack doesn't bother me. If joe blow wants to cheat himself out of the the acomplishment go ahead. I know if I ever get there it will because I did it legit. as for the care package glitch i didn't really notice it until i went level 1 prestige and didn't have cold blooded anymore. it was annoying. the javlin glitch i never witnessed or had happen to me. the one thing i do hate though is the marathon lightweight commando class. gun should NEVER lose to a knife.

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Comment #12 by Acegunman
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:31:55 PM
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Comment #13 by Butters
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:45:41 PM
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Great article, I've taken a break from MW2 for a while now because of exploits, I think a beta would be a fantastic idea for their next game.

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Comment #14 by Butters
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:46:41 PM
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@8 Gears 2 is a great example of what is happening to MW2 right now, they both could have used betas.

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Comment #15 by Tallon Savo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:47:04 PM
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Great article. Hope it sticks around monthly.

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Comment #16 by blayde
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:55:01 PM
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BS2 mp > MW2 mp. Don't get me wrong I enjoy these aswell as Halo and other MP (2nd fave being stranglehold... which is deserted). but MW2 is same old stuff. I believe it's gonna take something amazing to top BS2. Is it true there is a new care package glitch already? lol if so.
Note: this my OPINION no need to flame, kthxbye!

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Comment #17 by Darth Taral
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:13:24 PM
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Great article. Hope this sticks around, can not wait to see what next month brings. As far as MW2 goes nothing is worse than Akimbo 1887's, worst thing to happen to the Modern Warfare franchise.

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Comment #18 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:17:51 PM
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so true, so true, got to lvl 70 once on my own and never bothered playing MP afterwards. i ened up going for my 1000 on it and trading it in towards bioshock 2.

the online was killed for me, much lke halo, these games are in the same boat, but at least one of these games is actually getting dupport to try to fix these exploits (COD if u were wondering).

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Comment #19 by Rasjr12
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:21:58 PM
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I haven't played MW2 since near the end of December and I honestly don't miss it and to be honest I'm not missing it one bit. MW2 just is not holding my attention like the first, I think if they had held a beta like the first alot of these glitches would have been found and dealt with.

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Comment #20 by asilent boom
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:22:08 PM
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Great article.

Glad I didn't experience any of this. Tried MW2 at my friends house before I went to get my copy of the game, instead of buying MW2 I just moved my pre-order to BFBC2. I didn't even experience any of the glitches I just thought the gameplay was unbalanced imo.

I really appreciate DICE and Bungie alot more for doing MP betas that not just get rid of alot of these problems but it gives its fans a taste for whats to come.

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Comment #21 by smacd
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:24:42 PM
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well, the first thing they tell you in Software Engineering 101 is that there is no such thing as bug-free code. Being that its often very difficult to predict what end users will do, and test for every single possible scenario (even excluding hardware hacks), you almost have to expect some of these issues to crop up. and when you throw that many end users into the mix for such a long time, some of them are bound to stumble across serious bugs like these, intentionally and unintentionally.

The problem sounds to me that Infinity Ward released the game before they finished testing. Very common, but still a bad move when there is a lot riding on the online gameplay aspect. This game definitely should have gone through a closed beta with some outside white hats, before the end user black ha

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Comment #22 by L1E
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:25:02 PM
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I hated that damn care package glitch where you could hold the smoke bomb to run extremely fast. After I got my k/d up to 2.00, I was done with the game. I'll probably pick it up again soon, but I need a break. And, yeah, akimbo 1887s suck so much.

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Comment #23 by smacd
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:25:03 PM
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ts could get their hands on it.

As for me, I'm glad this game, and most online games in general, hold zero appeal for me. I do wonder what would have happened if MW2 was delayed as well, what with the rash of games being delayed themselves just for polish and so they didnt come out in the wake of MW2. Would have been funny..

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Comment #24 by tmcmullen08
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:32:56 PM
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I took a break from MW2 to play Assassin's Creed 2 and haven't seen God Mode or anything yet. It sounds awful, though.

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Comment #25 by Bowserbud
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:04:05 AM
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God mode? Gulp...

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Comment #26 by Nymfatamine
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:47:08 AM
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MW2 glitching is a everyday topic now and its sickining. I personally dont like BC2 so i don't really have another mp game to go to. It's really a shame because this game is great but the cheaters ruin it. Don't you think it would have been a better option to delay the game or a mp beta? I'm so close to giving up hope on this game all together. Thanks IW

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Comment #27 by Its Fooga
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:49:28 AM
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Idk there's just too many morons on this game who play it like fischer price made it with the abusing of the glitches, noob tubing and corner camping. Games like Bad Company 2 and Rainbow six: Vegas - where you can tactically beat people and not just run around and spray - are FPS titles that I can actually get into multiplayer with.

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Comment #28 by lemonlacerater
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:58:09 AM
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I have never played a match on MW2 for these very reasons. when will ppl stop bing suckered into playing this shit and find a game thats half decent.

BTW Bioshock 2 MP is 100 times better then MW2 simply for the fact it has no glitches, at least to my knowledge.

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Comment #29 by cochese788
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:45:40 AM
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I stopped playing MW2 online when the first care package glitch was a problem.

I recently started playing again, only Free-For-All, and the worst I have experienced are the Nuke Boosters or the occasional Commando Pro user(s) (I know its a legit move, but its hella annoying). And don't even get me started on Akimbo shotguns...

But even with all the glitches, I still say the worst part of MW2 is the online community. Almost every Team gametype I go into, there is someone always running their mouth to someone, which is why I only play FFA now.

If anyone wants to play FFA sometime, feel free to add me.

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Comment #30 by 1337Pwner
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:48:28 AM
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Ahh this is the correct sized branch to stick up all those stuck up modern warfare fan boy's asses! Very nice article.
As a game salesman I am TIRED of modern warfare fanboys bashing battlefield, halo, and other great shooters. IW is getting cocky as hell and all they honestly cared about this time around was the money. They didn't give a shit about you people who bought the game. Developers KNOW why Beta testing for multiplayer games is necessary they didn't get to be in the positions by being stupid. But they decided to be dumb and cocky, this is well deserved if you ask me.

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Comment #31 by L3G3NDK1LLER
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:10:16 AM
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Very, very good article. I hope IW sees this article, because they really dropped the ball. MW2 was great for about one week, then it all went downhill. And as much as I blame IW for this, I also wish people would just stop trying to do things they arent supposed to be doing, just enjoy the game as is. But IW, if you read this, Beta your next game, please?

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Comment #32 by D4RKXPOW3R
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:44:35 AM
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I have hated online multiplayer gaming since 2003 when Socom became infested with cheaters using "Codebreakers". My favorite game was turned into a frustrating cheater filled wasteland, and my patience with human beings went out the fucking window.

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Comment #33 by II KaotiK
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:49:29 AM
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Hah hah, I'm onto you. Us Aussies know how our counter parts across the pond work :p

Good article none the less Webb.

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Comment #34 by gollumsteed
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:51:48 AM
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Oh trust me IW knows they dropped the ball. Go to their website and look at the comments left. From what I heard one of the creators of the game called the infinite care package glitch the bane of his existence. I have refused to play it since that glitch became common place and I see no reason to go back to it. While I realize any MP games are going to have some glitches and bugs but certain things should be tested extensively. Beta testing is ALWAYS a good idea. IW would have been better off putting a semi-colon in the multiplayer code than release that aspect of the game as they did. The campaign and spec ops are the only redeeming qualities of this game.

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Comment #35 by Jappe XBA
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:52:06 AM
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Very good article, anyone know where I can report a glitch to IW so they could fix it in the future? :)

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Comment #36 by Son of Altair
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:52:15 AM
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Modern Warfare 2 gave me nothing in the way of multiplayer. I bought the game played it and finished it on veteran in one sitting. I took a look at the multiplayer but it seemed too hectic too complex. I found modern warfare 1 and world at war far more enjoyable online than modern warfare 2 but battlefield is still a notch above the antics of call of duty.

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Comment #37 by pauly_27
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:52:47 AM
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A beta wouldn't have stopped the hacks regardless, and it probably wouldn't have found the Javelin glitch either(it was a few weeks in before this was found) At best, all a beta would have done is pick up on the CP marker sprint, and possible weapon balance. It's unlikely they would have picked up on akimbo models, as I doubt they would have been in the beta.

While IW must take responsiblity for their game, the community are the ones that ruined the game. Blame the hackers, and keep reporting the message spammers - don't just shrug it off.

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Comment #38 by Filter x360a
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:56:31 AM
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Really great article. I've almost given up on MW2, it's far too frustrating.

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Comment #39 by darkravenofpain
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:26:28 AM
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who cares if someone is level 70 in the tenth prestige ? i dont care one bit. i have many ppl on my friends list who are on 8th or 9th prestige and i run circles around them no problem. having a high prestige doesnt make you an amazing gamer it shows that you have played the game so much that you have no life.i love to play MW2 but ive only played maybe five days online when my friends have played almost four times as much. (THATS 480 HOURS OF GAMEPLAY BTW)

For people saying it is frustrating when people use the Marathon,Lightweight,and Commando perks well thats to bad,being able to create you own class is what took the COD series to the next level,i get mad when someone has a heartbeat sensor on with a thermal scope but there is nothing i can do about it and i spawn again keeping in m

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Comment #40 by lewis.smith93
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:28:23 AM
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I personally think IW have been sloppy, they needed a beta, in a private one everyone is going to play by the rules and these glitches are never going to be discovered.

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Comment #41 by THe Silent Assassin
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:51:28 AM
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What a shite game only bought it for achievements

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Comment #42 by Pwnedbyspas
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:52:12 AM
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nice article keep it up.

I do like MW2, but these glitches have certainly been pissing me off.

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Comment #43 by CarbonArgon
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:20:01 AM
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Hey i'm Icelandic leave me alone!

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Comment #44 by sledge1981
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:22:24 AM
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ive logged more than two days online with this and had no problems at all :)

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Comment #45 by Barad
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:40:07 AM
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total joke!

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Comment #46 by Owen'd
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:11:12 AM
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I haven't actually got MW2 yet, but to be it sounds like Gears of War 2 when it was released. That game was properly glitchy.

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Comment #47 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:18:10 AM
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Like many, our group took a break from the game, but rather than it being due to various glitches, it was more down to the camping and the general asshole nature of the majority people that play it.

I think what largely contributed to us taking time out was that we played COD4 regularly for two years straight and dispite my warnings that we would get bored of MOD2 because it would be too similar, nobody in my team payed attention, and like usual I was right.

At any rate it's all about BBFC2 for the time being, bring on March 5th

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Comment #48 by Buzz
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:31:28 AM
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I haven't even got MW2 mainly due to monetary issues but I have played it and it seemed ok. But now due to all the negative public response, other more personally interesting games out on the market and current games I own and am yet to complete or even get close to completing. I am finding it hard to persuade myself to purchase it. I loved playing COD4 with mates online but now with the rest on MW2 and me not being willing to buy it over other single player/local co-op games I find it hard to play with mates anymore.

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Comment #49 by Infomouse
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:45:57 AM
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I love this new feature, a very good read. Keep em coming!

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Comment #50 by Hand of Blood52
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:46:31 AM
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Theres so many things they need to fix but common is really easy to come with solutions like this

Care package glitch? Guess what know you get an empty box

One man army + Danger close + noob tube? Guess what know you can just change your class one time

Maraton + lightweight + commando? Guess what know you dont ice-skate to victory bitch

See? Stupid solutions for stupid problems IW Fix this shit now

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Comment #51 by gingerCHRIS123
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:57:05 AM
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This sums up why I don't play MW2. I loved the single player game, the first time i've ever enjoyed a call of duty game. I tried multiplayer, which i enjoyed. Until all the glitches.

Great article, hope this becomes a series.

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Comment #52 by Steadysphere
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:01:27 AM
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I sold this game a couple of days ago, I needed money for Bioshock 2 and dante's Inferno, and to be honest it feels a bit like a burden off my shoulder. Too many times have I been pressured into playing MW2, only to have some glitch, bad class or whatever ruin my game. I'll admit though, the campaign was the best in years.

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Comment #53 by CTW001
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:06:32 AM
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Lol at empty care package >_

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Comment #54 by JoePie
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:07:27 AM
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The hacks and glitches will be fixed over time, but people not playing the objective annoys me the most. If I'm playing Sabotage, I want to plant the bomb, regardless if it takes two minutes or twenty. But you have all these gobshites who hide the bomb and play for kills because Sabotage goes on for twenty minutes so they have longer. You are the worst. Dickheads who care exclusively about their k/d. Play the fucking game properly.

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Comment #55 by Zombified 502
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:49:27 AM
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horrible game from the start, made myself force my way through it for some easy gamer score... the only thing that i liked was the spec ops mode that was cool... personally i am waiting for these game companies to make good games that aren't all about hype... you were all told to like this game by all of your buddies and friends on xbox live so you bought a polished piece of garbage... i was a victim to this too and was instantly let down... the greatest thing about this game is that i do not own it anymore you can release DLC all you want but the glitching, hacking, and cheating to get ahead of everyone else has taken its toll on me... people don't fall into the hype trap again it was bad on halo 3 and now my beloved modern warfare has fallen victim to it... focus on a good game not just

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Comment #56 by xX Eclipse Xx
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:04:52 AM
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Great Article :)
For me as soon as the Javalin Glitch turned up, I knew the glitches would start coming thick and fast. So I hot footed it over to Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2 and Forza 3. havnt been back since.

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Comment #57 by Magic Coletrain
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:14:23 AM
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I'm lovin' this beta!

can't for all the glitches to be fixed in the real gam--...oh wait... :

basically after playing MW2 for a bit i knew it was garbage had to literally force myself to play the campaign... don't even get me started on the MP

traded it in and haven't looked back can't wait for BF:BC2!

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Comment #58 by NathDavies
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:16:40 AM
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Amen @54! so annoying! loved the campaign but gave up on MP when i kept getting killed by a kill streak from an infinite care package!

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Comment #59 by ARNy007
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:27:27 AM
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good read.. im diffently on a time out from COD, usually happens a few months after release every time. but cod is one of the 3 games that i never trade in and i keep going back too.. i play the shit out of it, take a break, then the urge comes back and im caught in the endless cycle of round after round. no matter what this game is gonna have problems, its a product of being the #1 game out.. with so many ppl playing and trying to one up each other, its impossiable to predict or prevent these issues.

All the best

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Comment #60 by DeadGameDadi
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:47:09 AM
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I haven't played MW2, let alone my 360 in almost 2 months. IW should have had a public beta. It was stupid not to have one, and now everyone knows why you do this.

COD 4 also had it's share of 10th Prestige hacks and other glitches, but nothing like this. This is on the level of GOW2. I think Cliffy B himself join IW and helped them work on the multiplayer.

My rank is important to me. Everyone's rank is important to them. No one can say they never look at their K/D ratio or their killstreaks stat or even their accuracy. It matters to everyone in one way or another. It is so stupid to look at the top of the leaderboards and see glitchers everywhere. Over half of the gamertag names in the top 500 is a variant of "Buy This Account". It is ridiculous.

Of course the same thing happen

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Comment #61 by Gettothechoppa
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:51:20 AM
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this game is still good, im not gonna let a few glitched matches ruin a whole game, plus its still awsome to party up with five or six friends and smash a team of 10 level prestiges

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Comment #62 by DarthViscer
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:00:42 AM
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All my friends have been telling me to pick up MW2 but I'm just not interested. It also makes me sick when I look on my friends list and every single person is playing MW2 while I put something in like Assassins Creed, Mass Effect or my favorite GTA IV. Will I ever buy it? Maybe, but it'll be a long way off, it's not worth the frustration or the addiction considering a friend of mine has played for over 16 days. That is more hours than I've ever put into any game. By the way good article, great new idea.

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Comment #63 by DarkenHell
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:08:58 AM
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Great Article! They should of made a public multiplayer beta so this could of been avoided. I guess they asumed it would be fine since the 1st Modern Warfare didn't have this many problems...

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Comment #64 by Tyber Zann
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:18:29 AM
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Great article Martin. Keep 'em coming ...

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Comment #65 by Shelton
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:21:10 AM
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With all the money IW has, they should invest in dedicated servers. BF has them, and I haven't seen more than one or two exploits in each game in the series. I stopped playing MW2 due to the Javelin glitch. Once that was fixed I went back to it and there were even more problems.

Astonishes me how this game can be the most popular on LIVE. To put it bluntly, the game, as it is at the moment, is fucked.

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Comment #66 by J BARNSLEY
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:27:34 AM
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Nice feature, I personally think modern warfare is terrible, too repetitive and overrated. Looking forward to Battlefield BC2, much more variety :)

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Comment #67 by iHux
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:32:37 AM
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Great Read. Nice job.

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Comment #68 by ThingWitch
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:36:08 AM
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Really good article. You should def keep this feature. With MW2 i am always pretty lucky with my games and tend not to experiance that many glitches. I only encountred the javelin glitch a couple of times and i never actually experianced the dreaded care package glitch. Like most people who play MW2 the thing i've always hated most about it was people running around knifing everyone constantly. And damn akimbo shotguns. I'd like to see someone duel wield shotguns in the real world.

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Comment #69 by pvtkjoe117
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:42:15 AM
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Modern Warfare 2 needs dedicated servers. Also all of the kill streak rewards really unbalance the game.

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Comment #70 by Grim
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:47:21 AM
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bought it on launch day, sold after 2 weeks
single player campaign was ok, but multi felt broken on so many levels that I just couldn't push myself to play it longer

maybe it's time to buy shadowrun one more time?

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Comment #71 by Maranatha666
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:55:12 AM
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The Killstreak rewards sucks special all the Airstrike things. Camping, get your reward and let the Heli fly. Thanx for nothing. Word at war is much better cos only 3 rewards, makes much more fun....

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Comment #72 by BuckfastNI
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:04:59 AM
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The glitches/hacks/cheats in this game are shocking. While I simply leave the room (counts as MY LOSS!), that is not the end of it. I'm pretty good at the game and recently got 50 kills, 2 assists and 0 deaths in a TDM on Wasteland, only to receive tons of spam calling me glitcher etc. Due to the exploits in this game there is now a stigma on anyone genuinely good at it, thus undermining the MP IMO...

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Comment #73 by KingsGambit08
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:17:12 AM
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Let alone killing party chat.

World at War was better than either Modern Warfare from IW. After dealing with glitches that entirely break the game, and which are in seemingly 99% of games, I'm only buying the Treyarch releases from now on.

Problem is, I don't really like any other online shooters. Gears online is really awful, Halo maybe I should try again, L4D gets old after a while, Bad Company isn't really my thing, never tried Team Fortress but I'm not into being locked into classes. Guess I can hope the Medal of Honor reboot goes well, or else I'm probably just done with online FPS.

Utterly disappointing.

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Comment #74 by KingsGambit08
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:20:43 AM
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Double post, but also, killing off "local search only". Because it'd be so awful to play with good ping and a lack of non-stop lag, I guess.

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Comment #75 by Dikon67
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:30:23 AM
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Nice read. Was going to go back and play a little MW2 today but I think i'll pass after finding out about some glitches I never knew existed! Seems the game is having more porblems than GOW2, which is dissapointing.

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Comment #76 by koopakiller64
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:33:23 AM
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i agree with you 73

Medal of Honor is making a modern warfare game. maybe it will be a decent online shooter.

Also, all the glitches were prone to happen. You can't make the most wanted game and think that people werent going to try and exploit every glitch in it. (Glitches do give uss the time for spec ops and campaign)

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Comment #77 by Thorpe
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:43:13 AM
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Too many glitches. Glad I'm done with it now in terms of achievements.

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Comment #78 by thegamingspoon
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:45:29 AM
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Nice new idea for a feature the hot topic i recogn will be greatly loved for every gamer with an opinion.

MW2 is a beautiful game, it's poetry in shooting, it's possibly game of the decade BUT the players are the downfall.

COD4 was fantastic everyone played it for fun then people started playing for stats and K/D ratios this took the fun out and made it competative so people started using fowl-play like the M16 so when MW2 came out I was expecting people to be working around the clock in the first month to get up stats quickly and be the first 10th prestieger or have one the best K/Ds. This drained the game of fun and turned it into a competative nightmare with infinite noobtubes and glitches galore.

his is a case of don't hate the game, hate the player.

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Comment #79 by green death35
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:47:05 AM
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Well, I do have to say, if they would have had a public multiplayer beta, i believe 90% of this shit could've been avoided. By my count, this is the 5th or 6th patch to date. I haven't come across any faggish glitches that ruin the game for me since the care package glitch. But, the cold blooded glitch is nice. I've known that for months. And the people that hack their way to 10th prestige, are always PURE GARBAGE! I am 4th prestige and a friend of mine is I believe, 8th prestige, and we are both better than the hack fags. I don't think that the Bioshock 2 multiplayer is that bad. You really have to get used to it, like I did. I tend to switch from BS2 to MW2 every few hours. I won't be surprised if there are more glitches to come for this game, but all that is, is more BS2 time and more t

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Comment #80 by green death35
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:53:59 AM
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more time for IW to sit on their ass and figure out how to solve this next one.

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Comment #81 by lacavera
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:54:27 AM
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Really good article. I'd like to see more of these.

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Comment #82 by MoonDoggie82
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:56:37 AM
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I stopped playing for a little over a month because of all the glitching, it make the game unplayable for everyone else. This is the main reason after two week I trading World at War in. I play the game to have fun and if assholes want to ruin that then I toss the game and not look back. I have recently gone back to MW2 only because more of my friends are on (I refuse to play with randoms) and I have finally been able to prestige and am currently around level 30 with only about 3 days in, so it's going a lot better now.

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Comment #83 by Copyright
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:02:11 AM
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Awesome article. Until now, I've not seen a reputable site actually talk about the problems with this game in a detailed way. It seems everyone's been too afraid of the CoD fanboy backlash.

This is by far, the most hacked/glitched/cheated at game to ever hit the 360. Would a public beta have helped? Only slightly. The problem here is obvious; lazy, arrogant developers, pushing out a very unfinished/untested product, knowing it will still sell due to its name.

This has put me off from the entire series. I traded in every CoD (from 2-MW2) and will never buy another one.

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Comment #84 by All4laugh
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:04:50 AM
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Bioshock 2 multiplayer isnt well made or 'good', its just pure fun.

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Comment #85 by green death35
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:07:30 AM
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@84 agreed.

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Comment #86 by Dustinator
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:08:09 AM
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I liked this article. Keep em coming!!

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Comment #87 by true lumo
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:10:08 AM
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It's so funny, but to be honest I never noticed the care package glitch before. I had no idea of its existence until a few weeks ago. Never really took notice to it. Not sure why. Anyways the only grief I have with the game is that I almost always get a "server connection error" while playing which really pisses me off. I haven't played the game for two weeks, I played one game yesterday only to get disconnected. I'm putting this game away for some time.

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Comment #88 by twister844
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:10:45 AM
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Why was Extreme conditioning replaced with Marathon! One of the worst choices IW has ever made. Long live COD 4.

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Comment #89 by Bramwell420
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:22:46 AM
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Great article. Hit it right on the head. MW2 is a fantastic game that no longer can be enjoyed online due to cheaters. I was unaware that modded systems were the main culprit, I thought Microsoft had targeted modded systems with their new updates. Goes to show you people will always find a way to cheat.

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Comment #90 by NoMaD DiSTuRBeD
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:41:45 AM
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Good read. I've always found these games kind of boring online. Finding a good spot and camping for 20 minutes hoping for someone to walk past you, isn't my idea of fun. I much prefer the Bioshock 2, AvP and GOW running in action. The atmosphere on Bioshock 2 and AvP seems better too.

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Comment #91 by awise107
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:50:34 AM
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YAY! Hot Topics FTW!

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Comment #92 by Bluntedfish
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:04:25 PM
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This article convinced me to trade my copy in today for a preorder of Battlefield:Bad Company 2.

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Comment #93 by XBLsFinest
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:06:02 PM
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Good read hope to see more of these.

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Comment #94 by wardiephil1986
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:20:24 PM
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Im playing MAG on PSN at the moment its so challenging and i not seen a single glitch learn from this IW. Still got love for this game but i prestiged on PSN and LIVE so i taking a break but i will never trade.

@93 yes good read i agree lets do one about how dissappointing resident evil 5 DLC was

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Comment #95 by S Luker 92
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:43:31 PM
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Brilliant article keep them coming.

I gave this game a break from christmas and I've only just got back into it. I don't find many glitchers when I play and the 10 prestige one doesn't bother me.

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Comment #96 by porkfriedtar
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:55:59 PM
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nice article, keep em coming!

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Comment #97 by jaysfan14
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:27:27 PM
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I really don't blame infinity ward. When a game that is so big is released, its not possible to stop every glitch from happening. You can do all you can to stop glitches as a producer, but when millions of people buy the game, some of them are going to work against you. The reaason halo is okay to play now is that all the hackers that were there in the beginning have moved on. Now its only people that actually like halo and work at it.

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Comment #98 by IXISHADOW
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:48:45 PM
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A very nice read. My take howver is that the reason Gears 2 and MW2 never had patches is because of the hype. The hype ultimately increase their sales figures. So if both developers made a BETA then the consumers would be able to review the multiplayer aspect of the game which obviously due to both having major faults would reduce sales. Both developers took this in and opted to not make BETA's to protect the hype so they can gain as many sales as possible. This however my not be the case it is just what I think.

I think Infinity Ward should work on clearing the leaderboards of those cheaters. They should either reset ranks for those who boosted or hacked or just simply ban the hackers. Isn't hacking lobbies illegal?

Everyone should take a look at Bioshock 2's multiplayer. At first

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Comment #99 by IXISHADOW
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:52:29 PM
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I thought it would not be that great I was thinking how it would work and 2K really impressed me with the multiplayer content. Ashame the level cap was low but I still had a VAST amount of fun playing it. Leading publishers and developers worldwide should look at Bioshock 2 and look at where they went wrong and learn from their mistakes. In my opinion Bioshock 2 has one of the best mutiplayers around at this moment of time. Lets hope BC2 delivers in mutiplayer and singleplayer. From playing the multiplayer demo I can honestly say that it is fantastic down to the last detail.

Sorry for the wall of text.

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Comment #100 by danielthomas8
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:53:30 PM
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good article this should continue to be a monthly thing

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Comment #101 by superjw701
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:56:01 PM
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love the new article. has exactly what everyone is thinking. can not wait for the next one

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Comment #102 by Dark Umbra
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:14:01 PM
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I love this idea... As for the topic itself, my Xbox got red rings during the month of January and it took about a month for me to get it back. During this time, Mass Effect 2 came out, and I had it pre-ordered. Also, my LIVE subscription ran out as well, but I decided not to re-new it because I now have Mass Effect 2. I still miss playing MW2, but not enough to stop playing ME2. I do think that they should have hosted a public beta, but I have not played MW2 in over 2 months, so I am not sure about these new hacks and glitches that you have described. All in all, I cannot wait for BC2 (I didn't get the demo), but I will still play MW2 because it has a place in my heart.

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Comment #103 by MrMario2011
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:27:42 PM
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Good job with the article. Anyways, I LOVED CoD4 and hated W@W. MW2 impressed me, but for some reason I don't find it as fun as CoD4, that might just be me but I stopped playing the game long before any of these glitches showed up.

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Comment #104 by Bman54
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:30:04 PM
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I really hope they fix the matchmaking soon. It's so annoying. You would think that #1 online game ever would have something like this running smoothly. But alas, it doesn't. :(

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Comment #105 by XinZ212
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:32:12 PM
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Glitches of this sort are why I'm sitting here reading an article about the game and not playing it. It just tends to be too frustrating to keep playing when I'm continuously getting mowed down by some guy with a God-hack.

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Comment #106 by iJon72
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:35:23 PM
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i just play BC2 demo and i have gone back to do world at war on veteran lvls that i couldnt do before (now they are a lot easier =/) i play modern warfare 2 occassionally but BC 2 is out in a few weeks and i have had it pre ordered for months! =]

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Comment #107 by slapp77
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:38:02 PM
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Good article, the "hacks" have kept me from playing as often as I'd like. I play with a group of trusted friends to cut the bad stuff down. It's a great game, just too bad a few people ruin it for the majority.

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Comment #108 by slapp77
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:39:52 PM
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Also, maybe IW needs to do more then one DLC for this game.

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Comment #109 by sgt_starburst
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:55:36 PM
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I stopped playing MW2 a long time ago. It's so broke it's not even funny. The thing is, I doubt a public beta would have solved this. I am just sticking to the BC2 demo for now.

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Comment #110 by ChillcoRE
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:56:55 PM
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"could all of this have been avoided if Infinity Ward had opted for a public Modern Warfare 2 beta?"
No. Problems would still be here, they would just be different problems. These people will always find a way to exploit a game.

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Comment #111 by Raesvelgr
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:01:13 PM
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It would be easy to get rid of most cheaters with one simple thing. Remove leaderboards! Most if not damn near all cheaters and modders do it so they get up the damn thing, look at cod 2 no board and I never once seen a modder/cheater.

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Comment #112 by ViNyLek
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:10:21 PM
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Bad Company 2 - bigger, better and more polished (I mean if demo play better then working title of MW2 thats gotta mean sth)Nuff said^^

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Comment #113 by K1ng K00p4
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:26:03 PM
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That was a good read. I myself haven't played for about two months, too busy. But times I have turn on my box to play have been interesting with all the glitches.

I'll stick to other games for now, not really sure how I feel about BC2, played the demo but wasn't feeling it. Which is a shame, I loved BF2: Modern Combat, for the original Xbox of course.

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Comment #114 by devilsman1238
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:34:46 PM
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It's sad I have decided to go play NHL and AVP now over the game I had my grandma pick me up from school to buy. But the one good thing about World at War was they caught glitches and patched them because they made a public beta. It is true if IW did give a public beta then maybe some of the people who live to find glitches would have found so many of them would be patched long before the game was out.

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Comment #115 by waterhead71
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:38:43 PM
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I played it for maybe 2 weeks. I got a 1000GS and 2nd prestiege in MP then I was done. Just too many exploits I went back to BFBC1 and Skate 2. I traded it in a while ago and never looked back.

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Comment #116 by blackout529
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:01:27 PM
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Aside from the glitches, Infinity Ward should look into allowing party chat for game types. I understand they want players to communicate with each other, but it doesn't work when half the players just talk s**t to you when you try to talk to your friends...

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Comment #117 by BruceLee408
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:12:46 PM
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Very Nice!!!

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Comment #118 by machonach0
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:30:30 PM
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MW2 sucks, sold it last week and put the money towards BC2. Probably the only time I was really happy to be rid of a game.

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Comment #119 by Ax7 BEAST
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:31:37 PM
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not the game, it's the pkayers. most people just use the many noob weapons, of which there are a ridiculous number.

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Comment #120 by brodieman36
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:35:30 PM
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I absolutely love the MW series. Having said that, I don't think I'll pick up a 3rd one. You have a responsibilty as a company to release a top-notch product. And its just amazing how many holes the superb multiplayer has. I'll wait and see for a couple of months on the 3rd, then maybe buy it used so IW doesn't get any of my cash.

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Comment #121 by DakidJose
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:00:49 PM
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I don't what modes other people play but mostly I play Hardcore Team Deathmatch. I'm in my 4th prestige already and I only been in 10 games or fewer where people use the care package glitch or any glitch at all. Maybe I'm just lucky. The only problem I have is the spawning and that's about it. You rarely see people using Commando because they'll die with one bullet.

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Comment #122 by GuitarMaster23
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:32:19 PM
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@67- Whered u get tht gamerpic from

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Comment #123 by NeoSant
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:38:06 PM
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This is the game I will play most time this year... i even doubt i´ll play another game the time i spent on this... To me this is the best shooter game ever made ;)

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Comment #124 by MLG GORDEY MLG
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:44:09 PM
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i play mw2 but i have ten days on it and i want to try and focus on ahivements now.

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Comment #125 by Sweep It Up
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:12:34 PM
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Great read, at least IW didn't screw the pooch like Treyarch and create a 0 GS multiplayer achievement that would take so much extra time up beyond the single player experience, I hate achievements like Gears and WaW that forces the player to play online for a considerable amount of time, lets face it folks this is a achievement site.

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Comment #126 by FoxGuy3001
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:54:28 PM
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Its the original SOCOM all over again!

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Comment #127 by ttsutaoka
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:11:01 PM
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I was very eager to read up on this. Regrettably, I am guilty for exploiting the care package glitch.

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Comment #128 by TheUglyCasanova
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:21:58 PM
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Games will always have glitches. When there are 800 people online at almost any time..things are going to be faster than a fourth of that playing a different game.

I never expect to buy a game and not find some sort of glitch in it, regardless of how many hours and hours of play testing they did, someone could always land somewhere at a different angle and get stuck, or just come up with some really stupid combination of events to make a glitch. Not a big deal to me.

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Comment #129 by Wehttam
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:24:42 PM
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I have over a days worth of play on the multiplayer on this game and have not experienced any of the glitches described above. The only one i think i have seen is the quick sprinting when holding the care package marker. So im not gonna complain, i quite enjoy this game the way it is.

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Comment #131 by xDelta07
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:59:49 PM
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I've always enjoyed the Call of Duty games, going back to Big Red One on the original X Box. Modern Warfare 1 really gave multiplayer a new meaning, the ability to level up and create a custom class has become standard for most FPS's (and non-FPS's)out there at this point in time. World at War was a nice diversion from Modern Warfare 1, simply for the fact that it had new maps, perks, and weapons. But is was essentially the same game. Modern Warfare 2 tried to improve upon perfection, but the technical aspect held them back.... I agree with a lot of people in these comments that it needed a beta, much like Gears of War 2 did. But I can also understand that it wouldn't have possibly caught the sheer number of glitches that exist out there now. When you have this many users playing a si

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Comment #132 by MichaelMCP
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:14:38 PM
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I borrowed the game myself, and I played on the PS3. I didn't see any game breaking glitches in my short time, and I wouldn't have played for long seeing as there aren't any achievements to be had. I would like to mention that I enjoyed the article.

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Comment #133 by Leone Phelps
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:39:37 PM
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@11 it won't if you're accurate. Good article :] hot topic sounds like it will be a hit

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Comment #134 by Doctor Lemon
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 12:01:55 AM
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I stopped playing modern warfare a little while ago, and i occasionally go on to see if there is an update, and if there is i play, to my disgust lvl 70, 10th prestige n00bs with HAX are still roaming around, so i quit after 30 mins, 25 of those mins are searching time. If DLC came out, i will continue to play and try not to worry about the HAXing N00bs, but untill then i will continue to play good old single player offline games.

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Comment #135 by kovenant
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 12:21:18 AM
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i still play all the time and love the game as much as i ever did. glitches dont bother me as i play accordingly. i dont get pissed off when i see the care package glitch, i throw on cold blooded and find the cheater and light him up with my tar-21. i make it my personal mission to take out anybody i see cheating on EITHER team. if i see a teammate floating in the sky you best believe ill shoot him before my enemy does. thats part of the fun i get from the game :D

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Comment #136 by AlmightyZing
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 12:39:26 AM
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the only thing that really gets me is the shotgun range. If they fix that I'll be happy. Last I checked a sniper shot to the chest from 50 yards is more likely to be a deadly blow than a Model shot from the same range. But then again I'm no gun expert.

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Comment #137 by Spinner
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 02:34:25 AM
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great article, hopefully next time IW decide to have a public MP beta to reduce the amount of mistakes they made in MW2

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Comment #138 by Tailz
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 02:55:38 AM
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The game sucks...period...

Wanna play a good game..go play ME2 or Bioshock2..MW2 is NOT on that level

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Comment #139 by dddarne
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 03:01:19 AM
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I have friends that have canceled their xbox live account in favor of PSN becuase of this game I quit playing before they fixed the javalin glitch, after I busted a couple controllers in pure disgust of these cheaters.

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Comment #140 by A J
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:48:29 AM
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Nice article ;)
I dont agree with everything being reset, I have friends that have 10th prestige legit and i am 5t prestige legit, I think it would be completel unfait to reset everyone.

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Comment #141 by Penn
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:00:30 AM
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Same thing happened with CoD 1 on the PC, Infinity Ward strike again.

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Comment #142 by CDurrant
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:57:25 AM
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I absoultely hate all the glitchers and shit, im so glad they patched the javelin and care package glitches, and nerfed the 1887's. I do really enjoy playing online though, but BF:BC2 may take me away.

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Comment #143 by pined5551
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:59:28 AM
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You know, thanks for this!! I was just starting to think that the world had gotten over MW2 and then this pops up. Let it go!! MW2 is last years news. I couldn't give a shit about it!

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Comment #144 by mjc0961
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 07:01:14 AM
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Guess I won't be buying that game anytime soon...

This article speaks to me though! When I opened it, the first thing I said was "Martin who?" And then it answered. Hurray!

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Comment #145 by Stealthcake
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 07:37:28 AM
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Online Modern Warfare 2 has become a chore more than anything, I played with my freinds online, and was subject to an insane amount of abuse due to me being British, these people also seemed to enjoy the fact that they could insult my mother, recently I have also had people asking for my house address to kill me :(

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Comment #146 by benny valentine
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 07:54:52 AM
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great article!! spot on!! R.I.P javelin glitch!!!

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Comment #147 by SuperchargedNL
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 07:59:56 AM
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Nice addition to the site guys!

I too have been taking a timeout from playing MW2 during January and started playing again in the beginning of this month after hearing there was a patch coming that would sort out a couple of the exploits. My happiness was short-lived though, as I found out the patch was stuck in certification and turned out to be released almost 3 weeks later.
And, to my amazement, the 10th prestige hack hadn't been sorted out. I can enjoy the game though, if it weren't for everyone sending me invites to join hacked games...
In the last week and a half I've been getting more than 30 (!!!) messages regarding this topic.
IW; Sort it out!!!

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Comment #148 by I Lugi I
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:11:02 AM
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148 comments, guess this is a weekly thing now.

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Comment #149 by Biscuit Blaster
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:31:45 AM
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I would rather play quantum of solace mp than bfbc2. worst demo ever... MW2 is the superior game, even with all the glitches. just step your game up and stop crying... or call the waaahhhmbulance!

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Comment #150 by Skepsis93
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:05:41 AM
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However much I love the MW2 multiplayer, it's this kind of this that's completely ruined it for me - I haven't played probably my favorite multiplayer game this year. In fact, I probably won't start playing again until all these glitches are sorted out, and, more importantly, the idiots on Live at the moment realise the value of fair play.

And to anyone being put off playing MW2 because of these issues, it's honestly worth the money for the Single player alone.

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Comment #151 by Udak
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:16:34 AM
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They don't need to wipe leaderboards--they no longer NEED leaderboards. The only stats I care about are my friends and (arguably) the stats of the people I am currently playing with--and that is where WaW pleasantly surprised me.

Needless to say, I still play numerous people have pointed out the core of the game is sound.

The most important thing for MS right now is to be able to consistently ban modded xboxes from live. 95% of these problems, assuming that was possible, would cease. I admit to knowing little, but it is frankly hard to blame IW for not being able to foresee people hacking their game by first hacking their 360. Until modded 360s are truly banned, expect to see problems like this in every large multiplayer game from now until the end of time.

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Comment #152 by perryboy26
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:23:07 AM
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Great article. I haven't played it in 3 weeks, but not cause of hackers or glitches. Just got bored with it. I'll play it again when some new maps/achievements come out. But I will probably be all over bfbc2 for a while. Hopefully it won't be full of cheaters.

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Comment #153 by Fata1Stryke
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 10:04:21 AM
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Love this article. The only glitch that I really hated was the Javelin glitch. The care package sprinting wasn't too bad, I've only been infinite-care-packaged once, and as long as I get there legit, I don't care if other people hack to 10th prestige.

I need to take a break anyway to finish ME again and play ME2, though. Maybe they'll sort everything out by the time I really get back into it. I somehow doubt it, but there's no harm in hoping...

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Comment #154 by kam123
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 10:24:44 AM
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i like the game but the glitches are annoying. they should review players that do the 10th prestige hack and give them a ban whilst resetting their score.

after a while i got annoyed and started to play Waw but after the patches i was back online.

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Comment #155 by Titan
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 10:47:25 AM
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Who would pay to have there account boosted? Seriously, you get a 10th prestige level. And then what? 10 minutes of glory, and explaining to all your chavvy mates how you paid an Indonesian dude to boost you. Hot damn

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Comment #156 by ReptilianBuff
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 11:09:33 AM
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Really enjoyed that article. I never really experienced many of the glitches that were mentioned. The only one that I saw frequently were the Javelin Glitch and the Care Package Glitch - Using your Grenade to run faster. That one pissed me off the most!!!

Still I stopped playing the game just over a month ago. Went back on a few days ago, after the patch, and I actually enjoyed it. Still, I'm playing Gears 2, ME2 and Bioshock 2 more than this. I'm just waiting for the DLC to come out, that'll gain my interest for sure.

Oh, and I'm also looking forward to BC2!

Also, I don't see why they can't just delete the hacked accounts without deleting the others? It's pretty easy to see who's got a hacked account.

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Comment #157 by jgahagan
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 11:17:34 AM
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Thoroughly enjoyed that article. Keep it up.

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Comment #158 by Blue Harvest 28
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 12:32:02 PM
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to be frank i liked the care package glitch and i liked the 18 player free for all on rust with unlimted time. but the 10th prestige glitch and the javalin glitches were a bitch.

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Comment #159 by Blue Harvest 28
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 12:39:30 PM
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God Mode on youtube

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Comment #160 by DirtDiver31160
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 01:13:01 PM
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Great article. Keep the Hot Topic coming.

As far as I am concerned about MW2, is it the perfect game? No, not by a long shot. It is a great game. I'm certain that with or without glitches I'd still be taking a break from MW2 because 360s were designed to play games, plural, not just MW2 or Halo 3. It will always be a mystery to me as to why people limit themselves to playing only one game when there are so many more out there worthy of attention. In time I will come back to MW2 but maybe after I've put in an equivalent amount of time in Darksiders, Borderlands, or Splinter Cell when it releases.

So don't get all bent out of shape on IW. Theres nothing wrong with taking a break. Plus, those folks are trying to fix the issues. After all, I no longer have to endure spawning into a hacke

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Comment #161 by Darkdefiler84
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 01:16:11 PM
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@47 I didn't know the British Board of Film Classification had a game out already, but i'm stoked to hear a sequel is coming out soon! Heh

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Comment #162 by wyte
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 02:01:26 PM
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i understand games having glitches and exploits right at the release public beta or not. with millions of people playing all it takes it one person to discover something. what i don't understand is how come it takes so long to develop these patches? with all the money IW made on this game they should be able to afford more frequent patches. maybe they should just have a weekly patch and fix leader board problems etc, and if something else big comes up they can just fix that along the way.

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Comment #163 by Cordes
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 02:10:51 PM
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Actually, I did play Bioshock 2 Multiplayer :). Fun game. I was always a passionate CoD MP player, but at the moment I even prefer playing the BC2 demo because it feels more like a complete game. Can't wait until I'm 10th prestige, then I will buy BC2 and play that.

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Comment #164 by austen2k7
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 03:35:11 PM
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I actually put the game down before all the hacks and major glitches came about, and now have no intention of going back to it, most likely will trade this in to put money towards BF: BC2

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Comment #165 by marccookie13
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:28:56 PM
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Honestly all online games have problems but this game takes the cake. I loved it for the first week but after that hackers and glitches ruined it. Some online games are much better but deserted because of Halo and COD fanboyism. Hopefully Bad Company 2 will be good though as long as no glitches arise.

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Comment #166 by chemicaledge
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:47:23 PM
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you know, i bet that half of the people that are saying that the game is bad were the ones that were flaming people that weren't praising IW.

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Comment #167 by ViperxSniper
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:48:47 PM
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I am so sick of hearing about Modern Warfail 2. First they screw the single player on the game and give us half a story so we have to pay another $60 in 2011 just to finish it. Then Infinity Ware let the hackers run the game for almost 2 months before they started patching things up. Now they say that they won't reset the rankings because it wouldn't be fair to the people who got it legit? I don't think that those people would mind going through it again just to prove they could do it legit. But no, Infinity Ward doest care about those people. They made their money off this overhyped game and don't give a damn what people think. I hope BC2 kills the online for this game. Like most people have done, I traded this in last week and haven't even thought about getting it again. I will nev

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Comment #168 by ViperxSniper
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:51:34 PM
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...never buy another Infinity Ward game on launch

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Comment #169 by newbsicle
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:24:18 PM
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I agree there should have been a beta for the game. Can't say I'm shocked to see the lack of support for the game. Infinity ward has been know for that. Still with over a billion dollars in sales you think they might pull their resources together and fix the mile long list of problems a little more aggressively.

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Comment #170 by MrWarEagle34
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:25:57 PM
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I purchased a PS3 and MAG as well as Bioshock 2, because I can't deal with MW2 for more than an hour or 2. All this stuff has gotten annoying and I can't stand some stuff they don't fix like the 1/2 second lag that continues to get me killed when im around a corner from the guy shooting me. Argh.

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Comment #171 by RenegadeSniper7
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:38:58 PM
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Haven't touched the piece of shit for more than two [laggy and unfinished] matches since December. Good fucking riddance. Only another eight days until BF:BC2 anyways (which will be awesome).

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Comment #172 by Farrmark
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 06:29:37 PM
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Hate MW and MW2, with or without glitches they're just not fun at all

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Comment #173 by HalfEVILmonkey
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 06:37:34 PM
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Great article. This kind of sh*t happens all the time though. Look at Gears of War 2. Jesus the glitching in that game was terrible...but I still played that sonofab*tch forever until I hit 100. I think people will still play it and just accept glitchers as part of a problem that is unavoidable in a game that this so popular.

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Comment #174 by Peperonici
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 06:51:54 PM
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great article....
Anyway, this game is still great it has it flaws of course, but there are so much douchebags in this game, this is the thing what annoys me, the hackers, the noobtubers, the campers, the rushers and so on
I rarely see a normal set with an for example ACR and a pistol, only things i see are, The Rusher set with, UMP and a pistol with tactical knife or the AA-12, The Camper with Intervention and his claymors evrywhere, and the noobtuber with famas (with noobtube of course) and thumper.
IMO the game will get better the less people it play.
That was the same thing in CoD4 and CoD 5
FUCKING NOOBFRIENDLY GAMES nowadays, but it's good that it's not as laagy as BFBC2

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Comment #175 by Didget
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 06:53:17 PM
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This hit the nail on the head for me, I stopped playing because of all the game-killing glitches, moved on to BC2. However, as people spam tanks on it now, I've regressed back to l4d. Shame about idiots who forfeit a good match for POINTZ and K/D RATIO.

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Comment #176 by Dr Popodopolus
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 06:58:48 PM
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@159 Holy SHIT that's INSANE Infinity Ward suck dick man they can't even patch their own game successfully HAHAHAH

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Comment #177 by Bruce14
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 07:36:03 PM
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LOL I HAVE BEEN PLAYING HALO 3 AND THE BAD COMPANY DEMO. However in addition I have been playing MW2 quite frequently, and the only issue I have seen is definitely numerous people with 10th prestige. i am actually preordering bad company 2 tomorrow. But to say MW2 is bad is just stupid

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Comment #178 by Amore03
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:00:35 PM
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Great article. I stopped playing MW2 after all of the people started using the Javelin glitches and every other one. It takes all the fun out of playing the game. Kinda reminds me of Halo with all the superjumps and everything else. Oh well, there's like 5 other games that I can divert my attention to.

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Comment #179 by Awnshegh
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:20:50 PM
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Just jumped back into MW2 now the CP glitch is gone but won'tbe playing for long as Matchmaking is still a dog. Going 27-3 because you've got red ping and can miraculously knife or shoot someone without them knowing you were there is no fun at all.

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Comment #180 by DMess91
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:23:24 PM
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Great article.

I've been the victim of every weird glitch this game has to offer, but also a connection problem that causes me to fall out of my friend's parties, or certain hosts that I can't connect to, while my connection settings are perfect.

Annoying as hell, and trying to get Infinity Ward to acknowledge this problem is like trying to tell a blind and deaf guy that he should that his shoelaces are untied.

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Comment #181 by DMess91
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:25:51 PM
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@ 155

Hey! Don't be an idiot, I'm half Indonesian and they don't like Xboxes. Most glitchers I've seen were simply Brits and Americans.

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Comment #182 by joe.grayii
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 08:45:40 PM
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Half the time, these glitches/exploits are products of testers finding problems, knowing they exist, and not saying anything. Then they get leaked to one person and it spreads like the Infected title. It was an 8 hour window when the Javelin glitch went from a contained, isolated incident to a game breaking glitch.

As for those people using modded xboxes, and using glitches to prestige to the 10th level, its called a Banhammer. Bungie has one, Infinity Ward needs one.

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Comment #183 by Ross.knight
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:18:01 PM
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Yes, there was ALOT of hype around Halo 3 & even halo 2. But Bungie has delivered every damn time. I have not been disapointed in either game. In fact, I find myself playing nothing but those games for months on end. Has there ever been a series of devastating (not to mention fucking retarded) glitches like this in Halo? no, because bungie knows what the fuck they are doing. But with MW2 there has been SO MUCH HYPE!!!! like this was supposed to be the game of the year, maybe even the decade. But it instead it has fallen WELL short. This is by far the worst $60 i ever spent, Good news was i atleast of 30 of it back. Some stupid kid on craigs list obviously didnt know about all the glitches. Sucks dick to be him. as for all of you other kids that bow down before this game, you really ne

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Comment #184 by Ross.knight
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:25:19 PM
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ed to not buy into IW's TERRRRIBLE game by buying the DLC!!! Show them that they should not be rewarded for releasing such an anticipated game and not testing it fullying or being so caught up in people not knowing the new things about this game that you dont release a BETA! You have to test a game fully before releasing it. And IW didnt nothing except a shitty game. Do not act like a sheep!!! just use self control and do not buy the DLC.

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Comment #185 by blackflame0729
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:29:37 PM
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Solo: Good
Spec Ops: Decent
Online: Worst thing ever created on the face of the earth.

If your gunna buy for the online experience, dont waste your money. Its horrible and I will not be buying IW next game

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Comment #186 by noxymoron19
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 09:57:57 PM
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Beat campaign on veteran, got 69 stars on veteran, 250% multiplayer and yet im still playing this game. Im kinda retarded

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Comment #187 by Madfeeler
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 12:00:17 AM
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I stopped playing MW2 sometime after new years, so I never really experienced any of these glitches. I'm tempted to go play a couple matches just so I can sympathize with everyone's anger.

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Comment #188 by Drjimbo32
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 01:17:15 AM
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These glitches really bothered me that much. The care package glitch has been the only thing that's gotten on my nerves, but now that its basically gone, Im back to enjoying the multiplayer 100%. Modern Warfare 2 is a great game, there is no denying that. But it doesnt mean there aren't other great games out there. No reason to bash on others if you happen to like this particular game more. Lets hope these new glitches get patched up soon.

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Comment #189 by Drjimbo32
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 01:27:54 AM
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Comment #190 by InsipidActionHero
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 02:57:08 AM
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I don't get what's so bad about the 10th prestige hack? I mean, sure, it's annoying if you worked your way up to it through blood, sweat and tears but again, does it really matter? What was accomplished by playing the game that much other than the fact that you KNOW you played the game that much and ended up on a leaderboard somewhere where people may look but will most likely forget that you even exist among the other people on the list or that they even visited the site at all 10 minutes later?

If people want to pay $20 for some pretty titles and emblems then be my guest, the 10th prestige hack is literally not major at all, what IS major is the other shit you mentioned that breaks the game everybody paid $60 for.

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Comment #191 by S Luker 92
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 03:16:30 AM
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Yeahhh duuude fight the power!!1

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Comment #192 by jtr1gg3r
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 04:58:23 AM
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the matchmaking system needs sorting... quickly, cuz thats all thats ruining it for me, AvP is taking up my time until they fix it..... well most of it =P

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Comment #193 by Frozenghost001
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 06:41:24 AM
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this would have never have happened if the game wasn't as popular. i mean, think about it. it was the #1 online game at release (and still is), which means millions and millions of people are playing it each day.

out of those ten's of million's of players, there are bound to be a lot more hackers and even more "glitch hunters" playing on MW2 then a game such as Halo 3 (which still has a lot of players on it daily).

the more glitchers/hackers, the more quickly these exploits will be found. then, they post them to the public, and now everyone and their brother knows how to do them.

not only that but since the release of MW2, if you look on other websites, you can see a huge increase in modded xbox's. this is a HUGE problem because once they bring in online, for the short amount of t

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Comment #194 by V For Vincennes
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 07:59:43 AM
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Well written article. It definitely seemed to touch upon a lot that I've been feeling towards the game myself.

I've found myself touching MW2 less and less, and its funny because I seem to be in an overall better mood because of it. And its not even the cheating that gets my goat entirely, I am a 10th prestige, fully and honestly earned, and it really does nothing but bring me ridicule and accusations of cheating/hacking/etc. from other players. It just gets irritating, there's no civility anymore.

If you win a game and do really well, "You're a loser with no life", however if you have a less than stellar game, "That guy sucks for a 10th prestige".

There really is no winning, even if you win.

And such is the psychology behind the game. And why I'm looking more and more forward

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Comment #195 by sircaradoc
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:27:39 AM
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with the care package glitch, if i couldnt beat them, i just joined them. Dont get me wrong though, i didnt always use the care package glitch, i hated it with a passion even though i knew how to do it. it was boring and it doesnt prove how good you are. plus who ever does just care package sucks, i always did emercengy airdrop =0. but really it was only when other people were. my friend said he misses the glitch but i know i dont, i was getting tired of having to use cold-blooded every match. like i said i knew how to do it and still hated it. but i couldnt stop playing the game

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Comment #196 by bullet1207
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:33:52 AM
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I seriously think BF:BC2 is the MW2 killer, it's amazing. I never played Bad Company 1 until I had played the demo for BC2 and I thought it was amazing. BC2 is so much better than BC1 and although thery are different types of game in a way, BC2 takes the crown from MW2 in my eyes. I'm not saying I don't like MW2 anymore, but if it had more replay value like the various systems from BC2[dogtags from knife kills, trophies instead of challenges that give xp, etc..] then I think it would be close.

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Comment #197 by Opiate42
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:34:26 AM
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Hopefully IW and other multiplayer developers learn from this mess and I'm going to avoid IW games in the future.

For those here saying they'd never experienced any of it....consider yourself lucky. It's a mess.

The matchmaking needs an update especially as lag switches aren't coded in, their wires and plastic wired into a physical unit, can be built at home for cheap and instructions are out on the web for anyone to see. Drop some of your billions on dedicated servers please, I think you can afford it now.

My squad and I are two steps away from trading in MW2 in favour of returning to WaW's MP. Even my half-full glass got drained.

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Comment #198 by Opiate42
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:40:46 AM
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@ bullet1207, yah can't wait to try BC2. Bioshock 2's MP is definitely tacked on and craptacular.

Bring on an IW Banhammer to modded systems. And please oh god please put party chat back in....I can't believe the xenophobic ethnic racial hatred language coming out of kids whose balls haven't even dropped yet and obviously aren't old enough to buy the game but have it anyway. It sad really. party chat. only way to go.

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Comment #199 by qK o ShadowZz
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:05:33 AM
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As many people know there have been many glitches and exploits due to no beta but as people have said no game will be perfect first time out but with a game this big and addicting no matter how annoying the weapon, wall breaches and elevator glitchers used by alot of people are this game will constantly be populated and played due to no other game out so far being a good expercience and enjoying with freinds until a new game worth challenging is released.

Hoping DLC is out soon to fix all the glitches and to bring new maps out :)

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Comment #200 by Ross.knight
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:08:06 AM
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Dude you are the exact person I fucking hate. I wish i knew your damn tag so i could review you and File a complaint against you. Dont get onto a Forum about people being pissed of about glitches and then admit that you are one of them. Not a smart move on your part. Cheating is cheating is cheating. I dont care if the person next to you is doing it so you do it. It is still cheating. You are a pussy that cant handle playing the game right and you ar the fucking reason i sold it and have moved back to halo! Yeah the shit talking on halo is far worse that on COD, but i would rather that and all the boosters in halo over any of the shit that goes on in COD any day of the week. And i am not saying all of this because i wasnt good a COD, i had a Solid 1.79 K/D and was on my 5th prestige.

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Comment #201 by Ross.knight
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:13:53 AM
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And @198
I couldnt agree more with the little kids. like really great parenting, go buy your kid a violent game and then you wonder why he went and shot up a school. Because someone a school was making fun of him so he went and shot him like he does in the game. great parents, great. these kids dont respect anyone, then they try and talk shit to you becuse you are actually old enough to buy the game but that makes you a loser because you are old enough to buy the game and you still play it. I mean come on 10 year olds does that even make sense? please tell me there is someone as irritated with these little kids as i am.

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Comment #202 by Corpse87
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:20:14 AM
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LOL I've played online once in the past two months because of little kids and hackers.I love how kids are ruining every thing thats good about gaming,I go to visit video game websites and have to give my date of birth WTF? If you need to hack a game to get unlock things that you cant do with skill why even bother,get better or dont play.

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Comment #203 by macd
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:21:56 AM
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Not a fan of this kind of thing.

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Comment #204 by Golani 360
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:21:56 AM
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Modern Warfare 2 R.I.P Nov 10th 2009 - March 5th 2010. Now just have do finish the tombstone for Robert Bowling.

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Comment #205 by Or!on
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:41:32 AM
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Modern Warfare 2 is slowly getting back to what the hype was for. But in the end there is still too many things wrong with the game, I still enjoy playing it, but no where as near as Modern Warfare 1. It just doesn't have the X-Factor.

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Comment #206 by muffinmastergw2
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:44:40 AM
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haven't prestiged because im working on more titles before i do. my biggest gripe is all the messages you get from people asking for money to 10th prestige your tag. i've probably blocked communication on 100 people because of that

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Comment #207 by darkarchon433
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:58:22 AM
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At least they are releasing patches to try and fix glitches instead of ignoring the MP community. Even with the glitches, this is still the best FPS game I have had a chance to play.

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Comment #208 by DaJoernIdentity
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:24:03 AM
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I don't know why people complain about glitches...I have played for 5 1/2 days online already and I do just fine and have not noticed anyone abusing any "glitching." Must be all the people who are struggling with online play...I guess when 10 million people play online you have to expect some cheaters here and there though...quit complaining and 'man up' people....

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Comment #209 by LukasKhan
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 01:39:41 PM
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i feel i'm so oblivious to all these things, i read about these glitches, but i think the only one thats ever affected me is the javelin glitch. I have enough trouble staying in these games when its looking for a new host every two seconds.

I prefer the first bad company over this, just think the game has a more 'authentic' feel about it and i can not wait for the second one.

Wouldn't say i'm disappointed by MW2 but nothing really makes me wanna put it in and play it either.

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Comment #210 by Ross.knight
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 01:51:32 PM
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well my guess is you are a cheater. I will complain all i want until IW gets their shit together. The game i fucked up. and i do just fine i just hate cheaters

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Comment #211 by koper13
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 04:49:25 PM
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Nice article. It was kind of funny playing against the infinite car package glitch until it turned into hearing "Enemy AC130!" every single game. I've happily quit playing MW2 online for the time being and went back to WAW. Don't get me wrong I think MW2 is a great game but until they patch most of the glitches, I don't think I'll be able to play the game. Once again great article and I hope IW fixes these problems soon.

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Comment #212 by ZingZitang
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 06:30:41 PM
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This whole article could have been replaces with three words. "THIS. GAME. SUCKS."

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Comment #213 by DaJoernIdentity
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 06:35:30 PM
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I don't know if I hate cheaters or COMPLAINERS more...if it was such an issue there wouldn't be millions of people playing the game online. Obviously, all the people who quit playing the game were not skilled enough to do well online. I don't kick ass all the time but I do well enough against all these "supposed cheaters" out there so I guess I don't notice the problems you guys are having. You know the best way to silence cheaters? Beat them playing the game fair and square...

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Comment #214 by skott79
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:06:50 PM
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Already traded this game in towards my Bad Company 2 purchase, best decision I've ever made.

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Comment #215 by The Betrayer142
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 08:12:26 PM
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@213 which is becoming harder to do with all the new glitches, and most of us can't "kick ass" like you do.

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Comment #216 by DollarBill04
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 09:46:12 PM
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Hopefully IW will fix this shit so nobody has anything to complain about. I got away from it because of this. It had nothing to do with "not being skilled enough to do well online" (thats the stupidest thing I have ever fucking heard,btw), its just frustrating to play against glitchers/cheaters.

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Comment #217 by cerealKiller5
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 02:47:10 AM
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I used a modded save with super jump and super health to complete the Spec ops and Campaign. These still work fine offline or online.

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Comment #218 by cerealKiller5
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 02:52:07 AM
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This site offers modded XP lobbies for a small fee $20. I am not affiliated with these guys in any way.

To get an idea of what they do check out my bro's stats
GT: Beirute
Lvl 40 - 10th Prestige in 10 minutes :)

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Comment #219 by LukasKhan
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 03:31:21 AM
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@217/218 hiding your gamertag i see.

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Comment #220 by cerealKiller5
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 04:20:57 AM
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Why hide? Didn't do anything wrong ;)

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Comment #221 by ERIKDOTCOM
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 09:07:08 AM
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I don't see why everyone has such a problem with these glitches? I mean, before the Javelin glitch was patched, I only ran into it once! I also only ran into the care package glitch twice! I play at least 24 hrs of MW2 a week.

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Comment #222 by pynnokyr
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 01:50:18 PM
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not gonna lie i think whats more annoying than people glitching and cheating its all the smack talk i hear in EVERY lobby im in. i would prefer them enabling party chat for all playlists as opposed to fixing all the glitches but thats just me. Fixing the glitches couldn't hurt tho.

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Comment #223 by BodamEscapePlan
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 02:14:11 PM
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Well, I have roughly played 3 hours of Modern Warfare 2 online and it something "didn't feel right." I don't know, it's kind of like how I was with Gears, when Gears 2 came out it felt like a different game. Call of Duty 4 has the better multiplayer in my opinion.

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Comment #224 by mase111
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 02:38:53 PM
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Good column guys, keep it up!

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Comment #225 by G34RZ22
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 02:48:43 PM
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RIP prestige glitch,javelin glitch,noobs and cara package glitch :'(... ok not because i give a damn about noobs but anyway xD most of em gone hehe :D

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Comment #226 by talkstotrees
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 03:02:47 PM
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Comment #227 by ChocoDK
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 04:34:29 PM
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I haven't played MW2 yet but have heard about all these glitches and issues. It sucks that it still has not been solved yet and there probably should have been a public beta.

Very good read also and I hope that this monthly feature article stays around.

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Comment #228 by MicroCool
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 04:44:49 PM
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Great article and right on point. I quit playing this game awhile back until they fix most of this because everytime I play somebody always uses one of these glitches and sometimes it's a whole team doing which takes the fun and competive play out of it. What makes it even worse is when the match ends and all these cheats start talking trash like they are better etc. I really like the game but it's already lost its thunder. Yes there will be more maps and more glitches but there are too many other games out right now and coming out this year that this game will start to fade away. Halo is still the best mp game out there along with GOW and COD series but people will move onto something else when there are gamers that abuse the system. I can't wait for the new BC2 and Halo Reach.

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Comment #229 by InsipidActionHero
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 05:28:03 PM
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Also I love how everybody is trying to pin this on IW as it being the developers' fault, the developers? No, try the morons who you play the game with that actually exploit these glitches. It's their fault, not IW's.

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Comment #230 by xdiamondxinfernox
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 05:35:38 PM
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thats nice too bad the game is gay

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Comment #231 by HalpoCoren
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 05:43:42 PM
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Popular topic I see. Personally I've been on "vacation" for the last month so I haven't been on, but I'm thinking when I get back I'm done with MW2. There really are too many glitchers and hackers. Depressingly enough for them I can still beat them ;)

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Comment #232 by ccasanova34
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 08:52:05 PM
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Look at all these comments!!! I love the HOT TOPIC idea. Now on to the topic:

I put aside MW2 for Darksiders and was VERY happy I did. That game rocks, and MW2 BLOWS with all the glitches. Now that it's been patched it is SOOOOO much better. However, as others have mentioned time and time again, there is MUCH work left to be done. GET TO IT IW!!!

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Comment #233 by vault69
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 08:57:41 PM
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am i the only one who stopped playing public mp and started playing counter strike again?(with steam of course)

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Comment #234 by Nymfatamine
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 09:04:14 PM
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I have just been playing all hardcore type matches, mostly hardcore team deathmatch and no one seems to cheat on there. btw the hot topic idea is great.

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Comment #235 by xMr Lahey
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:50:31 PM
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Mw 1 was better on many levels of gameplay. I never had so much fun on CoD Mp. Mw2 sucks compared to it

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Comment #236 by Epic Henchman
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 10:20:31 AM
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The thing is that it was always going to be riddled with people hacking and glitching, this was the most anticipated game of the year purely for the online gameplay and so it drew in all of the loosers who try to find any way of beating others just for that 5 second ego boost.

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Comment #237 by sonicdevron
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 11:35:36 AM
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Honestly, I haven't noticed any more mods now. Of course people are still prestige hacking, but who really cares? It's not affecting people who play the game. Other then that, I haven't seen any modders or hackers anymore, it's quite enjoyable now. You don't want noobtubes? Not Commando Pro either? Even though I'm sure you've used them and either secretly enjoyed or really sucked at using them, just go play BC2. It's obviously your type of game.

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Comment #239 by SW Ownage
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 01:10:00 PM
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-- lol end of last comment :S --

so to all you glitchers, campers and elevator users -- i coming to get you (note to reader i know i cant knife elevator glitch users so ill shoot them instead -- before anyone contradicts me)

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Comment #240 by x352x pH
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 01:58:35 PM
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terrible article. tired of people whining about this. every game has retarded people exploited shit, thats just how it is. not to mention that these glitches are few and far-between, i rarely see any of them. moral of the story: stop being whining-ass bitches and just enjoy a fucking good game.

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Comment #241 by tankoman
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 02:38:49 PM
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ive never bothered with modern warefare and i will never bother with modern warfare.

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Comment #242 by Accel Dance
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 02:52:29 PM
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Gotta love the idiots who get raped one game in a blue moon by the exploiters saying BAD COMPANY 2 OH MY GOD WHAT A GAME

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Comment #243 by B Rock3232
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 03:18:07 PM
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I play MW2 on a regular basis and none of these explots seem to bother me at all. Yes I have played with people who have the 10th prestige but honestly that doesn't effect the game play at all. Its cheap yes and shouldn't happen but I care more about the gameplay then someone leveling up. I haven't incountered any "god mode" moders yet and I hope I never do. That and the "flying players" would definatly make me not want to play the game. One of the biggest things that bother me is people knifing you from 10 feet away after you have put 5 or so bullets in them on hardcore. A knife should never beat a gun unless you are right next to the person. Other then that and the usual noob tubers that have no skill, I greatly enjoy the game and can not wait until the new DLC comes out. Players are alw

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Comment #244 by B Rock3232
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 03:18:51 PM
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Players are always going to found the easiest and fastest way to kill there opponents - best perks, glitches what have you in any game. MW2 has been hit so hard with this because there are so many players playing it. The more players the better chances these things will be found out. As long as IW keeps up with the updates that will get rid of these glitches I will still be playing MW2.

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Comment #245 by Inhale3xhale
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 04:03:20 PM
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Great article with good points. I still play the game religiously. I play for fun, and for that sound the AA-12 makes when it fires silenced shots into OpFor's faces. I've moved onto Hardcore TD or Hardcore HQ Pro though, as they are more challenging and less glitchy.

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Comment #246 by TheWalkenDead
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 04:52:03 PM
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A beta would not have prevented this rush of glitches and exploits. Call of Duty: WaW had a beta. That beta had glitches as it should since it is not a finished product slowly they patched those glitches and exploits. But when that game came out... Holy Shit! That game was glitchier than all hell. That game had a hole in almost all of its maps. People were rubbing and grinding back and forth to exploit. For sure there is no way someone found all of those exploits unless they access to or were able to look at the games geomtry. The worst part of it all was the wait to see the updated version of the game. Playing Castle to defend the hole was a bitch. At least Infinity Ward so far has had the good fortune of not having holes in their maps

In response to the 10th prestiege boosters Micro

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Comment #247 by TheWalkenDead
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 04:58:46 PM
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-soft needs to ban them as soon as possible not like the october mass banning, as for IW take your time with your shit. Who cares if the care package glitches were still operational, don't rush because fans are bitching make sure your patches for glitches create don't the problem and that they fix it.

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Comment #248 by carter1412
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 05:32:09 PM
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great article ... the hackers are funny though, cheating computer game to get up a virtuall rank, aw bless them.

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Comment #249 by BW117
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 06:32:15 PM
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Some of the hax aren't that bad... I thought the javelin glitch had its moments of humor (search & destroy, down to 1v1, and you see the guy on the other team running at you with a javelin out, not knowing all damage is reduced to zero the second the last man, him, dies). And having done the care package glitch one or two times for kicks (honestly just that many, I did hate it), cause you know when all the crap up above the map is yours you feel pretty good. But after being m16'd in the face with a tac insert, I went to GTA4 for a while... and promptly got the RRoD two hours later! yay right?

Seriously though, I filed complaints on every 10th I saw for hacking, tampering, being gay (lol, not really), etc... And advise everyone else to, because even though loads of the 10th prestige hack

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Comment #250 by BW117
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 06:34:45 PM
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almost forgot... definitely worth a look!

"How a Typical MW@ session goes" or something like that (hilarious!)

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Comment #251 by JonnyBoy128
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 09:33:55 PM
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god mode sounds sweet, supprised i havent seen it yet.

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Comment #252 by UttermostSius
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 06:39:28 AM
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nice article

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Comment #253 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 08:49:49 AM
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It was hard to dedicate a lot of time into this game's multiplayer with Halo 3 and especially(more recently) the BFBC2 demo available for some guaranteed fun.. This game is too frustrating to be fun for the reasons above and more.. Veteran was disappointingly easy as well compared to previous CoDs.. though the campaign was still good. Glad it was my brother that bought it instead of me, he hasn't even played it for months now too.

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Comment #254 by ExtremeRugburn
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:59:06 AM
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This is a great article and I fully agree with its contents. I used to play MW2 every day for several hours and was ranked under 55,000 in score and kills but I got tired of all the BS. I have experienced every glitch/hack mentioned above and then some, even god mode, which was complete crap. I havent sold my game, but I havent played it since Bioshock2 and ME2 came out. Sadly I dont think IW has learned anything since loads of people continue to play and the world is lining their pockets with gold. The game is good, but IW's lack of attention to detail because of their rush to release has ruined the game for me.

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Comment #255 by TheMagicalHat
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:06:43 AM
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It's true MW2 has been through some bad, if not game-breaking, times. However on the 360 right now I can play the game without running into any glitches or annoyances. The elevator glitch is little more than a joke and I've certainly never seen anyone with God mode. It seems to me that all the major glitches have been fixed - and people have to remember that IW is not out to ruin the game for us or simply steal our money and walk away laughing. They are trying their best to deal with the numerous glitches and hacks and, to be fair, I mostly blame the community for the problems surrounding the game. As for the 10th prestige hack, well, it doesn't really bother me, I don't care about my rank that much and as long as there isn't a hack to increase their skill I'll never really care too much a

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Comment #256 by silentbob0
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 02:36:08 PM
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Hey, one of my comments made it onto the main article, i'm honoured lol. I was true to my word too, I haven't played MW2 since then! Although I hear things are not too bad glitch wise in MW2 at the moment.

Although, I was always going to 'pledge my alliance' to BFBC2 as I have always been a much bigger fan of the Battlefield series. I prefer MP games that actually reward players for working as a team. MW2 is pretty much all about individual K/D ratios.

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Comment #257 by ethanl2k7
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 02:39:17 PM
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this is by far the worst game ever. period.

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Comment #258 by SXRXE
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 03:43:48 PM
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Never had any interest in this game before, still don't.

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Comment #259 by Ug the Mean
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 04:38:55 PM
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I stopped playing some time ago, partly due to the glitches but mainly because its not nearly as much fun to play as WaW. I think the maps and killstreaks are to blame..

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Comment #260 by xXWarinPeaceXx
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 05:33:35 PM
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All the real glitches are basically fixed the only annoying thing now is all of the losers who send you invites to 10 prestige lobbies.

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Comment #261 by Isometric
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 06:29:07 PM
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Don't care to read all 260 previous comments to see if anyone else mentioned this, but IW took a lot of heat (especially from the PC community) for not having dedicated servers in MW2 and now look at what it could have prevented (hint: any hack/glitch based on a host's modded xbox). Oops! Guess they'll rethink that one next time around. The beginning of the end for me with this game was the infinite grenade launcher with no reload glitch. The game went from fun to completely broken in about 2 matches. Turned it off then, haven't really looked back since.

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Comment #262 by Dov
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 08:44:49 PM
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Fuck MW2. I was so excited counting down the days until this came out and enjoyed it for the first week of its release, but that's about how long it took for all this bullshit to start and it hasn't stopped since. I can't wait until BC2 comes out next week, I'm trading this piece of shit in to pay for it.

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Comment #263 by xX THE GRIX Xx
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:17:25 AM
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WOW! hype fail! but i still like it :)

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Comment #264 by tripps77
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 11:56:17 PM
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I can't agree more mod 2 is wearing really thin with thier crap glithes and arogant restrictions of party chat. I'm so tiered of people talking shit to me even when they win and I say good game. poeple don't know what sportsmanship is anymore. r.i.p. mod 2

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Comment #265 by AcidPT
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 06:23:19 AM
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LOL I remember when this came out, I only could buy either MW2 or Assassin's Creed 2. I went with AC feeling a bit like "damn, why am I doing this?". Boy now am I glad I did that.

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Comment #266 by IVI4V3R1CK
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 08:14:00 AM
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And this is why I don't play online. I like to enjoy the games which is kind of hard for me playing competitive online since I, well, suck. So on top of the people that are just un-Godly good, then throw in the exploiters, sprinkle some glitching... You get my point. So I commend those who are sticking through it all, but I sure as heck don't blame those for leaving.

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Comment #267 by Purge
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 10:26:52 AM
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Nice idea, great article. Can't wait for more hot-topics.

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Comment #268 by Mogablah
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 11:09:28 AM
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The hacks make me laugh. I'm almost never in a game where people are hacking, and when I AM in a game with a hacker, it's sometimes fun just to watch the chaos ensue, even if I'm destined to die 20 times. I don't know about everyone else, but I think games are going to be hacked regardless of what it is, and that it's just the frequency that matters. I don't see much frequency as an average gamer, so I'm not too worried about it.

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Comment #269 by MDK kirbY
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 12:12:58 PM
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Comment #270 by dynamik123
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 03:26:40 PM
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To me, the only public match I can enjoy going into is Search and Destroy, because generally, the players who swear by one man army tubing or MLC Tac Knife combos get discouraged when they are forced to watch their teammates round after round due to lack of skill. However, private matches still have a lot of fun to offer, and are the only thing that keep me playing.

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Comment #271 by SEA demon 622
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 08:59:43 PM
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I think that if IW had the public Beta, they wouldnt have to constantly patch the game every month. The glitches and hacks got so annoying that I actually quit playing my xbox 360 for over a month (40 days). I started playing MW2 again and the glitches were still being used so I decided to go buy Assassins Creed 1 and 2. Then the patch finally came out for MW2 and I have been playing it ever since. I cant wait for the DLC to come out cause I want some new maps!

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Comment #272 by TheMagicalHat
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 05:32:53 AM
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The game...on xbox 360 at totally fine now and very enjoyable to play. People are overreacting and blaming IW for lots of things that are the community's fault, like camping. Stop whining and stop over reacting, true the game became almost unplayable at one point - but IW have worked hard to patch the problems now and the game is fine.

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Comment #273 by daywalker629
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:15:56 AM
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agree with 272 ppl just wanna cry about something the game is amazing

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Comment #274 by SWAGGART
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 12:38:33 PM
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Great read, thought Id hold my tongue until this was old, But the current state of MW2 Is a JOKE that is all im willing to say.

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Comment #275 by Joe Funky
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:28:01 AM
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#9, I 110% agree, in fact I already did so, I no longer own MW2, instead I am now a proud owner of Mass Effect :D

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Comment #276 by Meazler
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 02:16:59 AM
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I played the crap out if this and got to the 4th lvl prestiage, then the glitches came i could not bring myself to play. Im starting to agree with everyone and once i beat my last ywo spec outs i plan on trading in. Ill gladly go back to world at war.

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Comment #277 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 08:28:34 AM
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#272 The communitys fault? It's Infinity Wards fault for spoon feeding every single person that plays the game and for encouraging sitting in the corner whislt you let the game do all the work for you. Bad host migration, bad lag, bad commando, bad thermal, bad no party chat, bad aim assist, terrible maps, bad killstreaks, bad nuke boosting, bad boosting in general ruining everyones fun.

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Comment #278 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 08:29:06 AM
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Seriously go into ANY game mode and ask anyone what the most important thing to them is and they will say their KD ratio. Nobody plays to win objective game modes on MW2 they all sit in the corners and do nothing to help their team win. It's disgusting. Even when you win the match and get double their score they will say "No I did better coz my KD is better" even when they are on the losing team.

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Comment #279 by JuiceboxHero
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 @ 09:04:47 PM
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@278 i agree with you on the account of campers, but it IS the community that is camping, not IW.

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Comment #280 by jasonisco0l
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 03:00:59 AM
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mw2 is bad, it's totally diffrent from the others. Cod:waw is my favorite and always will be it seems.

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Comment #281 by xdiamondxinfernox
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 06:52:16 PM
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Comment #282 by jordanwireman
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 01:52:59 AM
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Gears of war 2 is my favorite game im a lev 100 in it

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Comment #283 by Devil Sora
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 02:15:50 AM
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Ha good read good read. . . its like food for thought but I must say get a headshot on a sniper with an AR is indeed gaming bliss. . . I play the game for my own advancment not for the advancment of others. . . I see where I've went wrong and correct and plus its a great way to jam out to music ect. Mass Effect OST

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Comment #284 by xdiamondxinfernox
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 09:39:32 AM
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Comment #285 by spacin_mason
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:55:18 AM
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great read, however, i won't be loading up Bioshock 2 multiplayer because im angry and MW2 multiplayer, that is going from bad to worse. But in time i will return to MW2, all i need is a little break.

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Comment #286 by SilentTrinity
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 09:01:02 PM
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I personally liked this game. Til my little brother took it over and began to use glitches. I taught him everything about gaming, and told him to never cheat yet he ends up turning his back on the teachings of good gaming and uses glitches. I can't imagine what would happen if he found out the God mode glitch. Sigh why did IF not have a public beta?

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Comment #287 by JerseySean666
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 03:58:10 PM
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I think this God Mode glitch could just be a joke as I havn't seen or heard of anone using it yet. (It's not even on youtube). Anyway the game is getting better that they nerfed those fucking akimbo 1887's. Now all they need to do is fix the connection so you don't get booted from half the games and do something about the endless nood tube and we will have a great game.

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Comment #288 by LilGurgi
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 02:28:29 PM
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Good read and a lot of good points were made that I agree with.

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Comment #289 by Call Of Llama
Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 12:57:53 PM
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Some people are saying this: "Ohhhh, Infity Ward screwed this game up, why isn't it as good as WaW?"

Because, in case some of you people haven't quite noticed WaW is developed by Treyarch, MW's are developed by IW, in WaW there is only 1 bad thing. MP40's w/ Juggernaut and/or Martydom.

In CoD4 and MW2 there is a hell of a lot of glitches and guns which are too powerful or have one thing which makes them own all. And anyway I'm surpirsed by people who buy MW2 and still play online when the killstreaks are overpowered: Pavelow, AC-130, Predator Missile, Harrier Strike, Stealth Bomber etc. It's also annoying knifing someone and being told that they have been doing a Javelin glitch. Then theres infinite care packages. And now we have hacks we thought were only in Counter Strike, god mode

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Comment #290 by spawn089
Sunday, March 14, 2010 @ 03:26:49 PM
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really don't care about the glitchers cause if it gets to bothersome I just find out how to do it and do it back which pisses them off even more. But I took a break from mp due to what people want to do to my mother and my ass, this is the only game I find these pricks in enough to stop playing a game.

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Comment #291 by Acid Mother
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 07:21:47 AM
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They get away with no apparent matchmaking, a good pageful of bugs, and overpriced, well, everything (Ghost's suit is what, $7? Avatar Awards, LOOK IT UP), including the atrocious 1200-point map pack, along with everything in this article, and in my books MW2 is in the running for biggest letdown of the year.

MW1 was great. The story was ridiculous, sure, but I could follow it. Nothing in MW2 came close to No Fighting In The War Room, in scope or epicness. They had the foundations for a multiplayer component that not only challenged modern MP shooters conventions (perks? killstreaks? prestige?), but actually had a shot at dethroning Halo as the definitive console online shooter. Most of what they "fixed" from MW1 was never broken to begin with.

I grew up playing PC games, and I'll s

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Comment #292 by Acid Mother
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 07:22:48 AM
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swear that I'd never thought I'd say this, but I miss server browsers. Matchmaking blows. Period.

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Comment #293 by Beau Coup Dinky Dau
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:18:21 AM
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I went into one sever where everyone was firing infinite noob tubes! I was a fun distraction (because the glitch allowed EVERYONE to have the ability), but it's shit like that on a regular basis that's screwing the game up.

And now Activision wants us to shell out fifteen bucks for a map pack after putting up with all of this? Bullshit. How about five bucks and a MAJOR apology to the community?!

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Comment #294 by eddie_cheeseman
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 04:59:35 AM
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I played it once, then went back to cod 1 on the pc.

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Comment #295 by RyanMushr00ms
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 02:18:47 AM
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this game has been out for a bit and they still cant fix all the glitches =/
havent played in like 3 months

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Comment #296 by SUTCLIFF 286
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 06:56:24 AM
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How is it that MW2 has SO many glitches??!!

Ive played shit games with less glitches...

PLUS whoever said 'the community ruined the game' is completely f'''king right!
You can play an 18person free-for-all on rust in a private match and guess what = IT WORKS FINE EVERY TIME


These are the problems that resulted in a broken game.
Gears 2 all over again..

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Comment #297 by SUTCLIFF 286
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 07:03:21 AM
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GOOD ARTICLE by the way

ps. Akimbo is part of the game but maybe they should have restricted this combination with Marathon-lightweight & commando

They should introduce more playlists to suit other players instead of just rewarding campers

PLAYLIST 1 - Everyone has same class on TDM
PLAYLIST 2 - Hardcore Free-for-all
PLAYLIST 3 - NO killstreak mode TDM

Plus the 'Forced game chat doesn't help anyone' - If you want to cheat you just go into private chat - JUST ANOTHER POINTLESS INCONVENIENCE FROM MW2 (I cant play HC TDM and talk to my mates who are playing Forza/Fifa - BULLSHIT)

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Comment #298 by strawberry
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 01:21:32 PM
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@279... If a game company doesn't go out of their way to make sure their players don't camp, THEY WILL CAMP! in Just about every community (well maybe not tf2 pc)... But it is IW's fault that the game maps are so camp friendly

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Comment #299 by clk clak p0w
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 08:02:38 AM
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had the game a week veteran finished in 2 days online was awful thank god i picked it up for £26 at asda, took it back payed £10 extra for Assassins Creed 2, now i played BFBC2 would advise buying it since it makes Mw2 look like a jack russell

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Comment #300 by SithLord0498
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 03:45:50 PM
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This is a fantastic and honest analysis of the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mess.

The Javelin Glitch was annoying, but it wasn't anything game-ending. See a Javelin and make sure to take them out from a distance. And the method behind it did make sense. Essentially you were slapping your own armed Semtex on the launcher, and the enemy bullets would trigger it. I chalked it up to MW2 taking realism too far and accidentally creating a suicide bomber loophole.

Then the rest of the glitches reared their heads, and they were clearly the result of sloppy coding. And when the flat-out HACKS started, that was the beginning of the end. I reached my maximum rank without Prestiging early on, but all the glitches/hacks became too much to bear. I found myself unable to enjoy a single match

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Comment #301 by Ashes in Fall
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 01:50:38 AM
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It's not even about the glitches. Modern Warfare 2 has ruined multiplayer gaming. Camping was annoying but it has never been a complete problem like it is now. Ever since MW2, I see plagues of people camping. Not just that, but people playing only for themselves and not attempting to help the team. For example, in BF: BC 2, there is an abundance of people who sit around sniping and do nothing to assist the team effort.

The problem is that MW2's killstreaks and perks encourage camping. Look at it like this. If it only takes (11?) kills to get a chopper gunner, why run around and risk dying when you can easily sit in a corner or on a cliff and pick kids off that run by you who are completely unaware. repeat 10 times and you get a killstreak that almost guarantees a plethora of kills. Now,

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Comment #302 by R0CKWELLS
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 03:22:49 AM
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Comment #303 by Slayinfool
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 10:15:53 AM
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MW2 is the only multiplayer game I know that rewards players who are getting alot of kills with easier ways to get more kills with killstreak rewards. The game is unbalanced and down right pathetic. Between a fouled up spawn system, crappy matchmaking, the glitches that have plagued this game just adds fuel to the fire.

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Comment #304 by AxleZander
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 03:28:59 PM
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This is why i don't play these type of games online anymore.

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Comment #305 by wickedclowns95
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 06:13:24 PM
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Oh GOD, so there are people with infinite "noob tube" ammo? That's so fucking terrible!!! Fix this now or I will swear off this game and all future installments permanently...

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Comment #306 by ezdoesit510
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 02:03:18 PM
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The glitches are bad enough, but they need to balance out tactical knife. Having a guy sprint across a room to knife and kill you while you shoot the crap out of him is just plain stupid. Bring a knife to a gun fight should not give you an advantage.

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Comment #307 by Gilganomics
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 05:02:40 PM
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My friend has seen god mode first hand. The guy ran out into a crowd of 4 people and survived: FMJ bullets, frags, tubes, and knife swings, then killed everyone and ran up the hill like nothing happened.

I've grown jaded and weary of online MP shooters (I'll admit I'm digging BC 2 though), which is sad because that's the reason I got on LIVE in the 1st place (I love you Halo 2, haha).

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Comment #308 by Assasin6367
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:32:50 PM
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Comment #309 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 12:23:09 AM
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The patches helped out alot..but honestly the people who play it are noobs.. i know its in the game but people seriously abuse the grenade launcher danger close set, and lightweight marathon and commando set.

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Comment #310 by queeg
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 02:58:50 AM
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Great article. I agree that the glitches can ruin it, but i don't that devalues the game or that the develops should bear the majority of the blame. This is hardly a 'don't hate the player, hate the game' situation, i very much hate all the players that cheat or spam simple techniques and do my best to love negetive feedback for everyone that does. I think that prehaps mircosoft should revamp their player review and compliants section, possible to allow a short message. then when people get messages offering to mod there profile etc. they can forward these messages to mircosoft, who can then do whatever they want with the information.
Although the review system is clearly already badly abused as my rep states that just under the people i've ever played againist left me negitive feedback under 'quit out early' which i have never done, apart from a few occasions where my net went to down.

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Comment #311 by RuBBER Duckeh
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 12:17:46 PM
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IW are dead.

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Comment #312 by SRJB
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 01:07:45 PM
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patch the off iron sights!!!!!

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Comment #313 by RuRu23
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 06:10:09 PM
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COD is old. For me the game gets boring really fast and i don't understand why so many people still play it. I would recommend Bad Company 2 to anyone who wants to play a modern war game.

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Comment #314 by Jack Flak
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:29:20 AM
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the game itself is fun... i just wish they would fix the glitches and ban the modders and hackers! Every time i start this game back up just for kicks (in the BALLS!), start to do good, like 18-3, and then someone decides they don't like me and target-lags me out. i took this game to gamestop and got 28 bucks with my 10% plus the 30% offer. I haven't looked back since. I recommend World at War.

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Comment #315 by Tigginthehoops
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 01:06:43 PM
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Pretty new to the COD franchise, but couldn't put MW2 down for weeks. Special ops, well hard, even on co-op with a COD veteran.
Just done MW1, time to get blown away on veteran.
Bring it on!

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Comment #316 by StumpyDan360
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 03:40:52 PM
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the game will always glitch, someone will find one(or create one)and they arent THAT common for me so i dont get to pissed off bout it...

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Comment #317 by hydrosugar
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 06:17:55 AM
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this article is lol to me since i dont play c.o.d, i have a friend whos addicted to it on p.c though, r there massive fails on that one?

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Comment #318 by Zombified 502
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 03:18:32 PM
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@317 this whole game in general was an EPIC FAIL not a massive fail Halo 3 was a massive fail. All in all the best thing about this game is its trade in value battlefield is a great game that came out that is a superior game "online" the only redeeming qualities MW2 had were the spec ops and the campaign (if you played it on veteran. The fact that the two main programmers quit infinity ward after its release should show you what is going on. They dont care about the fans, they are about lining their pockets with royalties from crappy games built around hype like this one.... I say long live Modern Warfare 1 where you could actually have fun and play this one is a good single player and co op game not a good competitive multi-player game simply because the type of people that play this game ruined it (for the most part, there are some good gamers out there that still play this game) i wont waste any more of my money on infinity ward crap, and its only when people dont buy a bad product that game companies listen, dont buy into the hype sell your copy of this trash game and spend it on a better one.

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Comment #319 by GHLougar
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 08:23:38 PM
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i really hate how people only get on live just to play MW2 online. its like they have nothing better to do but brag about thier K/D or rank when no one even cares. i only play for the fun of it and these reasons ruin it. also its a bi**h to have to lose all your weapons after presteige. @318 halo wasnt a massive fail you just probably think that way like all the others who only focus on games like BC2 or MW2

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Comment #320 by Thomper4Ever
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 10:46:03 PM
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The only thing Infinity Ward messed up with MW2, is the whole party chat negation in certain game modes where there is absolutely ZERO justification for it to be removed. Every other bug and glitch that everyone on here is bitching about is due to the COMMUNITY, not IW.. They actually made a terrific game, now well-balanced after several patches. I however only have 2 complaints about the game that was actually at the fault of IW. The first being the whole party chat rule, second being the usage of shotguns as a Secondary weapon. That's just stupid and cheap to have not only a powerful primary weapon like the FAMAS and an Extended Mag AA-12 as your secondary. Honestly, IW didn't fuck up the COD franchise as much as people make it out to be, people just want to bitch because they're being killed by certain tools in the game exploited by the community, which ironic the complainers more likely than not have used those same exploits as well! Overpriced Map Packs, Akimbo Shotguns, blah blah blah. Present any problem you have with the game and 4 out of 5 times it'll be a community exploit and not a problem with the game itself, but no one will pull their head out of their ass and realize that. No one will EVER be satisfied.

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Comment #321 by BJROCKS789
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 08:11:44 AM
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I love MW2 Best Game Ever!!!!!

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Comment #322 by Koompbala
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 05:08:23 PM
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This article is nothing but bitch fest majority of these things don't really ruin the game. I agree with #320 the community just create problems, continue the problems, and bitch about them. Its a stupid cycle that is a problem in every game not just MW2. People need to change not the games for the most part that is.

Now the Javelin glitch is obviously something that needed to change. Considering there is more people who play games for fun than the people who play to win. The bitching will never end and majority of people will continue to suck at games. This is something I noticed and realized the 4 years I been on xbl playing fighting games and now MW2.

The only serious problem in MW2 I think is Commando and the perk itself ain't that bad its lag that makes that crap over powered. There have been many times when I got stabbed from 20 feet away and couldn't do anything about it. When I would watch the kill cam and in the kill cam it didn't show me shooting when I did shoot.

Now there are quite a few guns in that game that kill in two hits up close with stopping power and yet due to the latency those two bullets I needed never come out due to the typical online latency. So commando online is a problem its also stupid how you can lunge at the same speed from crouch and while stunned by a stun grenade. The fact you lunge at the same speed when your every movement is slowed down is completely beyond me.

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Comment #323 by Zombified 502
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:00:25 AM
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@318 No sir I do not focus on those games, I dont focus on any one game at all I play for fun, and when the community on certain games is to naive or even to single minded to play only their one game it creates problems I.E. MW2 or BBC2 etc, Halo 1 and 2 were amazing then came three a great single player and a great ending to the master chief trilogy IMO but the multi-player yet again MASSIVE FAIL, and why you ask...oh wait for it.... the community, having to show how big their virtual penis is by glitching and cheating to get on top of the leader board or like you said brag about their KD ratio. I dont like this and dont care if you have a KD of 3.0 there are a lot of different games out there other than MW2 use that 250 to 300 dollars you paid for a system and play a different game already quit being a sheep (not@318 just in general) quit paying for crap DLC to support an over hyped game that is NOT better that its first release but then again this is my opinion, and I have formed my opinion off of study, and I hope i know what im talking about because i will soon be graduating with a bachelors of science in game programming...but then again this is just my opinion different strokes for different folks people... so get over it either way modern gayfare 2 is here to stay and we all have to deal with it, if you dont like it ( like myself) stop buying it and spend your money elsewhere, and for those of you with like 2 to 4 weeks of in game play time, please GOD play another game there are better ones out there....

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Comment #324 by Zombified 502
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:03:08 AM
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edit @319 then not directed at 319 sorry typo IE i agree with you and i dont focus on those games check my gamertag if you dont believe me...

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Comment #325 by LoneStar647
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 09:58:22 AM
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Cry moar.

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Comment #326 by xTAcT1cALR3C0Nx
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 12:17:51 PM
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im with #54

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Comment #327 by xx0gtriple0g
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 02:50:49 AM
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Great article.

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Comment #328 by PimpinIsntEasy
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 05:51:21 PM
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i played codmw2 nonstop when it came out for a fortnight had a laugh at it but then i stopped cause of them javlin bastards but i jumped on battlefield instead and been having a blast considering going back to codmw2 if i get bored again it not like im avoiding it i just prefer massive landscapes compared to CQC

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Comment #329 by AwsmGuitar
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 02:58:43 PM
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ive played mw2 and bc2 for lots of hours so far, both are great, mw2 provides more costumization but the grandeur of bc2 battles on rush mode is just amazing, vehicles, great gameplay and massive maps, and unlike mw2, flawless servers. If treyarc doesnt create good servers for the upcoming black ops i wont have much interest in it, altought im confident they'll do a good job. aside from the constant host migrations and lag, i still enjoy mw2

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