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Community Round-Up: 09/11/13

Call of Spooky

Call of Duty Ghosts has taken up most of my time this week, and after finishing off the story I can’t believe I’m going to have to wait two years to play the sequel! There’s also just six days until the PS4 is released in the US, and 20 days for us in the UK and Europe. So, with lots of stuff to look forward to, let’s look back over the past 7 days in this week’s Community Round-Up!

 CRU Banner - comps COD

Once again, we’ve teamed up with MusicMagpie for a great competition. Together, we’re giving away a Hardened Edition of Call of Duty Ghosts on PS4. To enter, simply drop us a comment with what is your favourite COD moment or memory. The competition closes 23:59PM GMT on Wednesday 20th November, and we’ll announce the winner shortly afterwards.

MusicMagpie are running their own competition too, with the top prize being a PS4 and the Hardened Edition of Ghosts, second prize being the Hardened Edition on PS4 and a third place prize of a standard copy of Ghosts on PS4. Their competition ends 6th December, and I’m sure you all agree that it’s well worth entering!

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I’ve set up my own Meet for later tonight, so if you’re free at 8pm and fancy playing some COD Ghosts, then jump in and make the most of the double XP weekend! There aren’t any other Meets right now, but if COD isn’t really your thing then you can always add your own Meet to the list, providing you’ve got more than 250 TSA Points.

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It was a quiet week on the Preview side, with both of them coming from Stefan. Crytek’s first next-gen appearance with Ryse: Son of Rome sounds awesome with its brutal QTE’s, and Forza 5‘s Cloud AI sounds extremely clever and interesting, as he spoke to Dan Greenawalt about the game for this article.

You’ll be glad to know we had a few more Reviews than just the two Previews, and boy did we have some big ‘uns! Battlefield 4 received a 7/10, with Stefan criticising the bugs and generally poor singleplayer, but loving the refined multiplayer aspect, especially when playing with 64 players on PC.

Arch nemesis, Call of Duty: Ghosts received a 8/10, citing the new Squads AI and fast paced multiplayer being great, while a lack of innovation perhaps isn’t to everyone’s liking. There’s also a PS3 and PS4 comparison video, and an interview with Roy Stackhouse, Activision UK’s MD.

Fans of trading card games should check out Jim’s review of the Expansion for Magic 2014, while Gamoc gave a 7/10 to Forced, which is a cooperative arena-based action RPG for PC. Tidying up the Reviews was Blair, who looked at Typing of the Dead: Overkill and also Knack’s Quest for Mobile Watch.

Onto the Community articles now, and the Chronicle featured yet more comments about next-gen resolutions, a lack of DLNA, and Blockbuster’s demise in Hot Topics. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is already receiving favourable comments in WeView, as Hotline Miami received 7 ‘Buy It’ votes in its WeView Verdict.

Jim headed back to Middle Earth in PlayBack with War in the North, and Greg has What We Played #130 if you fancy seeing what we’ve all been playing this week.

Lastly, Teflon joined Kris and Peter for Episode 118 of the Podcast, as Newsdesk made its 20th appearance thanks to Josh.

The Forums are still absent while the team work on a suitable solution to the flaws discovered last week, and so that’s it for this time. Much of my weekend will be taken up by Ghosts and watching Rugby, let me know if you’ve got anything better planned, and I’ll see you all next week!

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  1. blackredyellow
    Since: Mar 2009

    I miss the forums :(

    Comment posted on 09/11/2013 at 18:27.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      Me too, I find myself clicking on them several times a day even though I know they’re down!

      Comment posted on 09/11/2013 at 23:39.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Since: Sep 2008

        Me also. Does this make us needy?

        Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 11:24.
      • blackredyellow
        Since: Mar 2009

        Haha, I do this too!

        Hello, I’m James and I’m a forum addict.

        Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 17:57.
  2. wonkey-willy
    Since: Jan 2010

    i miss proper monster munch….
    oh and real wagon wheels, you know the ones that were actually wheel sized..not the fake spare you get nowadays

    Comment posted on 09/11/2013 at 20:56.
    • blast71
      Since: May 2012

      Pickled onion Monster Munch… mmm…

      Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 12:03.
    • freezebug2
      Since: Dec 2008

      Haha, very observant of you Wonk, most modern cars having the four Alloy wheels and a spazzy steel for a spare in the boot. Only once so far I’ve ever needed to fit the boot runt after a puncture….bloody embarrassing! :P

      Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 14:16.

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