2013

Thousands of fans visited the Call of Duty: Ghosts booth at Gamescom 2013, all for the opportunity to be some of the first members of the public to play Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer. For those that didn’t get a chance to see it in person, here is what it was like to go inside the Call of Duty: Ghosts Gamescom booth!

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With its large façade and central screen, the Call of Duty: Ghosts booth was hard to miss in Hall 7. On the outer displays, trailer videos played in both English and German.

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Once inside, the first room that fans passed through was “No Man’s Land.” The action on-screen takes place in a devastated San Diego and includes a sequence with Riley, the faithful canine companion of the Ghosts.

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The next room in the queue was “Into the Deep,” which features the game’s underwater level. While the room looked serene in a blue aura, the pace picked up quickly on-screen with some intense underwater action.

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Between each of the themed rooms were open viewing areas, where fans could watch live Multiplayer gameplay on the big screens above.

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Fans then moved into the “Federation Day” room, based on a night mission in a South American skyscraper. This was the first time that this level was shown in public.

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The last stop in the line was the theater, where fans were briefed on some of the new features in Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer.

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It was a great opportunity for fans to not only get off their feet, but also receive some last-minute pointers before jumping into the game themselves!

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Fans pack onto the on-deck steps, awaiting the call to the next available station.

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With over 150 stations setup in the football field-sized booth, fans did not have to wait long before they were in and playing Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer.

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Once they finished their matches, fans were invited to put their likeliness into the Ghosts imagery.

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Also right next to the main booth was the Turtle Beach setup, where fans could test out a pair of the gaming headsets as well as pose for pictures next to an oversized set.

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Thank you to all of the fans that visited the Call of Duty: Ghosts booth at this year’s Gamescom!

 

 

Keep up with the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts news by following us on our social pages: Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CODGhosts) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).

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Gamescom Day 1 Recap

Posted by GhostsNews Aug 21, 2013

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It’s been an eventful first day here at Gamescom 2013, as the major video game event kicked off here in Cologne, Germany. Today was an exclusive day for press members, allowing for numerous interviews and demos with Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer. Look for Call of Duty: Ghosts coverage from your favorite news sources in the coming days!

 

This year’s Gamescom features the largest presence ever for the Call of Duty franchise. Over 150 multiplayer booths have been setup to support the first public hands-on event of Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer. Check out this photograph of the massive setup:

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Some exciting upgrade programs were announced today for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Check out our blog post to learn how you can transition over to the next generation at a discount!

 

Missed our Gamescom livestream today? The archived video is now live! This program includes some exclusive information from the developers at Infinity Ward, live gameplay from European pro players, as well as the premiere of the map “Chasm” and the game mode “Blitz.”

 

Stay tuned to our coverage tomorrow as we bring you more from Gamescom 2013!

 

Keep up with all of the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts news by following us on our social pages, Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CODGhosts) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).

Activision has announced inclusion of Call of Duty: Ghosts in a series of upgrade programs designed to help simplify the transition into the next generation for Call of Duty fans. These programs are completely optional and allow fans who purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts on the current generation to upgrade to a next generation copy at a discounted price!

 

For Xbox 360 players, Amazon and GameStop have announced upgrade programs allowing Xbox 360 players to upgrade to an Xbox One copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a limited time for $10.

 

For PlayStation 3 players, anyone who purchases a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts can upgrade to a PlayStation 4 version for a limited time for the suggested retail price of $10, 10€, or £10, depending on their territory. More details about this program will be shared in the coming weeks.

 

In addition, for a limited time players will also be able to bring all of their Season Pass Content and in-game progress with them to the next gen, within a console family, at no additional charge.

 

Make sure to keep up with the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts news by following us on our social pages at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CODGhosts) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).

 

Call of Duty: Ghosts is coming to Gamescom 2013! An annual video games show in Cologne, Germany, this year's Gamescom will see the largest presence ever for Call of Duty. With a massive footprint of stations on the show floor, Gamescom attendees will be the first members of the public to play Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer!

 

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be featured in the Activision booth in Hall 7.1. In addition to playing Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer for the first time anywhere, attendees will also be able to witness "Show Mode," a one-of-a-kind video experience. A unique blend of video and gameplay projected on a stunning 190° cinematic display, Show Mode is something Call of Duty fans won't want to miss!

 

Fans from around the world can join in on the Gamescom experience by tuning into the Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Showcase livestream, which will air at 9am PDT/6pm CET on August 21. This feature-packed show will include live Multiplayer gameplay from some of the best European pro players, interviews with developers from Infinity Ward, and some exclusive details about Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer! Catch all of the action live on the Xbox 360 dashboard or at http://www.twitch.tv/callofdutyghosts.

 

We can't wait for fans to experience first-hand the next-generation of Call of Duty, see you in Cologne!

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Call of Duty By the Numbers

Posted by GhostsNews Aug 13, 2013

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The Global Reveal of Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer is almost here, and now is your chance to win an exclusive Call of Duty®: Ghosts Skull Hat! Enter now by retweeting one of the daily entry tweets between 8/5 and 8/7.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

 

Retweet one of @CallofDuty’s daily entry tweets with the hashtag #GhostsMP, in addition to a link to this blog post, for a chance to win. 

30 Total Winners

(30) Call of Duty®: Ghosts Skull Hats

 

Winners must be following @CallofDuty as they will be notified by Twitter Direct Message (“DM”) and must respond within 12 hours or another winner may be chosen.

 

For the latest Intel, check out: http://www.callofduty.com/Ghosts

 

OFFICIAL RULES:

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

1. SWEEPSTAKES TERM AND DEADLINES:  The “CALL OF DUTY®: Ghosts – RETWEET-TO-WIN #CODGhosts” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins August 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends August 7, 2013 at 11:59 PDT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Ten (10) Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during each of the three days of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of Thirty (30) potential Winners.  All entries received after August 7, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PDT will be ineligible for the chance to win a prize.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions), 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older and residents of Mississippi, who must be 21 years of age or older) at the time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Participants must be following @CallofDuty from their own personal Twitter account, and must have “United States” selected from the dropdown menu in the Settings area of their Twitter account. Employees, officers and directors of Activision Publishing, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies and subsidiary companies, and their advertising, promotion, or production agencies, prize providers, Web masters and Web suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, with Sponsor, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their IRS dependents, immediate families (spouse and parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or members of their households, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter this Sweepstakes, entrants must first follow Call of Duty’s Twitter feed by going to the Call of Duty Twitter page located at https://twitter.com/CallofDuty and clicking the “Follow” button while logged into their Twitter account. @CallofDuty will tweet a call-to-action message for followers to re-tweet the message, including the hashtag “#GhostsMP” and a link to this blog post, which the entrant must re-tweet to be eligible to win.  For each day during the Sweepstakes Period, each entrant has from the time of the first call-to-action until 11:59 PDT of that day to re-tweet and enter.  The following day, Ten (10) Winners will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries received, for a total of Thirty (30) Winners across all three (3) days.  Limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address/household, per day regardless of method of entry. An Entry for one call-to-action message does not carry over to the next Sweepstakes call-to-action.  You must enter separately for each call-to-action in order to be eligible for that day’s prizes. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.  Any attempt at e-mail or other method of entry is void. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email accounts, or any other methods including, without limitation, script, macro or any automated or other means which subverts the entry process, will void all of that person’s entries and that person will be disqualified.  Re-tweets must comply with Twitter terms of use and shall not contain content that is unlawful or inconsistent with Sponsor, Call of Duty or its brand image.  Sponsor may disqualify any such Entry at its sole discretion.

 

4. DRAWING:  Ten (10) Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during each of the three days of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of Thirty (30) potential Winners. A Random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

 

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Within seven (7) days of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor shall endeavor to notify potential Winner  via Twitter Direct Message (“DM”) to obtain email, mailing address and phone number in order to deliver prize.  Winners may be subject to verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winner notification not acknowledged by Winner within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor may be forfeited at Sponsor’s discretion and awarded to an alternate winner selected by Sponsor.  Any prizes not claimed by alternates within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor shall be considered forfeited and shall be donated to a charity of Sponsor’s choosing at its sole discretion.

 

6. PRIZES:  Call of Duty®: Ghosts Skull Hat (30 at ARV $25 each = $750 Total ARV). Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer Prize, or redeem Prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute Prize (or a portion thereof) with another prize of comparable or greater value.  Prize consists of a combination of only those items specifically listed as part of the Prize.  All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks after Winner notification for fulfillment of prize.

 

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants agree (a) that the Sweepstakes Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize, or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity, or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any Prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, each Winner grants (and agrees to confirm such grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use Winner’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, in any manner, without notice, review or approval.

 

8. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, postage due, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, garbled, or stolen Entries, code requests, codes or mail; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer on-line systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries or codes; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors or problems of any kind, whether typographical, printing, human, technical, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise, including, without limitation, any errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of codes, code requests or Entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or web site, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated codes/Entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor.  Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the web site.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries or codes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and if terminated, randomly select Winners from all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Code is void if not obtained from authorized and legitimate channels, or if the code is, in whole or in part, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained via fraud or theft.  Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for printer errors or issuance of any void, misprinted, or irregular code resulting from production or packaging problems or errors. Liability for an irregular code is limited to providing another code, while supplies last, subject to verification of original code irregularity.

 

9. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

10. CHOICE OF LAW: Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles, CA. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrant be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California law, without reference to California choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.

 

11. WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain a Winners’ List, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate, first class stamped envelope to: CALL OF DUTY®: GHOSTS – RETWEET-TO-WIN #GhostsMP Skull Hat Sweeps Winners’ List, c/o Activision Publishing, 3100 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

 

12. SPONSOR: Activision Publishing, Inc. 3100 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Though Twitter’s terms of use apply to content on and use of Twitter related to this Sweepstakes, Twitter is not a sponsor of, or affiliated with this Sweepstakes.