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'Call of Duty' Convention a Big Hit with Gamers

A performance by rapper Kanye West was just one of many memorable appearances by celebrities at this past weekend's "Call of Duty XP" convention celebrating the highly-acclaimed video game franchise. Call of Duty XP was held on the 12-acre estate of ... former aviator and business magnate Howard Hughes in Playa Vista, California. Fans of Hughes will recognize the site as the place where he designed the famous Spruce Goose aircraft. West Joined by Long List of Celebrities It's not entirely clear why such a site was so appropriate for a convention celebrating a First Person Shooter (FPS) video game ... (view more)

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Reaches $1B Sales Plateau

The ongoing recession doesn't seem to be having any impact on the video game industry. Recent reports have shown Microsoft's Kinect peripheral achieving strong sales in its first weeks on the market, and now a new study finds that Activision's ... popular First Person Shooter (FPS) Call of Duty: Black Ops has already surpassed the $1 billion sales marker. Call of Duty is an action game franchise dating back to 2003. The original titles all involved World War II campaigns, but in recent years the series has moved to more familiar conflict areas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year's Call of Duty: ... (view more)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Game Launches Amidst Controversy

One of the most anticipated games of all time was released early Tuesday morning, and it's brought some controversy with it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 simulates the modern war on terror, and as part of that simulation has introduced a level ... where players fill the shoes of a terrorist and slay innocent bystanders. Lively Fox News has been all over this story, calling the game "controversial" from first word that such a level existed. A few months ago, very early footage from the game made its way onto the Internet, revealing a level whereby players shot innocent victims in a recreation of ... (view more)

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