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The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series has made a rod for its own back. ‘Difficult second album’ syndrome for artists is far worse for game developers, and spiraling expectations will trip you up if you don’t have an incredibly clever plan set in place for future editions. Sequel parameters in modern gaming are limited only by the collective imaginations of those with their names in the credits, which on paper roughly translates to: ‘Make everything similar, but better and with bigger explosions than before.’

This is truer nowhere than in the Modern Warfare series, the third and most recent release in which, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is set during and just after an international World War III. It’s a stunning game, but it begs one serious question: where the hell do you go from there?

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is official, and there’s a brand spanking new launch trailer to prove it. Ready to see commandos take down Big Ben, and shoot up the London Underground? Read on to see the video.

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New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 DLC will land in the second half of 2010. The follow up to the Stimulus Package Modern Warfare 2 map pack will come from Infinity Ward despite recent upheaval at the developers. But aren’t we now all waiting for the battle between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Medal of Honor?

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Modern Warfare 3 is being delayed as a result of an ongoing legal barney between Activision and former Infinity Ward bosses, Jason West and Vince Zampella, according to court documents. Modern Warfare 2 was a massive success in the 5 months since it arrived but we could end up waiting a while for the sequel while Activision unpicks its legal woes.

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Modern Warfare 2 has only been on sale for five months, but gamers have racked up some enormous playtime on the blockbuster first person shooter already. How much? Only 200,000 years of gameplay in total. On just one console. Read on and we’ll break down the stats.

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Call of Duty has a third developer with Dead Space creators Sledgehammer Games prepping a new game for 2011. What does that mean for Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward and the much rumoured Call of Duty: Vietnam?

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Call of Duty Vietnam has been rumoured for a while now with tales of Activision licensing a suitable ‘60s soundtrack and a job ad for a Call of Duty designer with the right historical perspective. Now Call of Duty Vietnam looks even more likely thanks to yet another ad. This time it’s for vocal talent.

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Techie BreakieIt’s Monday but there’s a fistful of tech news you might have missed while you were sledging/having snow ball fights/huddling together for warmth. Get set for the week with today’s nourishing Techie Breakie…

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