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Joystiq Deals: Modern Warfare trilogy

Today, Joystiq Deals goes into battle. Each of the three games in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series is half-off through the end of today only, so those looking to play through the trilogy should act soon. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 are both $9.99, whereas Modern Warfa...

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PSN Spring Fever franchise deals include Call of Duty, GTA

If the seven games debuting on PSN this month at discounted rates don't spice up Sony's Spring Fever sale enough for your liking, the sale will also include sales on four different franchises. Games and DLC in the Call of Duty, Need for Speed, BioShock and Grand Theft Auto series are on sale at var...

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Mass Effect 1 and 2, Modern Warfare 2 for PC cheap today on Amazon

Do you want to play Mass Effect 1 or 2, or Modern Warfare 2, but don't have them yet? Or -- a more likely scenario -- do you want to play them, but don't feel like getting them off the shelf and putting the discs into a console? Such effort. Such drudgery. Amazon has the PC download versions of the...

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PSN Tuesday: The Sly Collection, De Blob 2, Modern Warfare 2, Voltron

The Sly Collection arrives on PSN this week, available either in individual $9.99 downloads or as a three-game bundle for $29.99. Other full retail games available for download on PS3 this week include Modern Warfare 2 and De Blob 2. Tak 2: Staff of Dreams has been added to the PS2 Classics serie...

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Infinity Ward on MW2's convoluted story, and how plot is addressed in MW3

At a Modern Warfare 3 preview event this morning 50 floors above Central Park, Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling spoke with me about a variety of IW-related topics. Ranging from MW2's controversial "No Russian" level, to the importance of the Modern Warfare series' running plot thr...

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Report: UK retailers say PS3 trade-ins doubling due to PSN outage

We're approaching the one-month anniversary of the PlayStation Network's deactivation due to that pesky security breach, and according to a report from Edge the downtime's starting to have an effect at UK games retailers. The report cites a number of anonymous game shop clerks, all of whom paint ...

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Black Ops 'First Strike' DLC sold 1.4M units in first 24 hours

During an investors call today, Activision announced that 1.4 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops' "First Strike" map pack were sold "in the first 24 hours" of its February 1 debut on Xbox Live. At $15 a pop, that's $21 million in gross revenue in a single day -- on a single platform! No...

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PS3 hackers make Modern Warfare 2 'unplayable,' Infinity Ward cannot patch a fix

"It's in total shambles and unplayable." That's how one Joystiq reader describes Modern Warfare 2 on PSN. With PS3 system security in disarray, hackers and cheaters have run rampant on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty games. Players unwittingly placed into a hacked server can meet the unfortunate conse...

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Toy Story 3 regains UK's top spot from StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 took a slide down the charts this week to fourth, as Toy Story 3 regained the top spot on the UK All Formats chart. There also appears to have been some promotion (the demo, perhaps?) in the region last week for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 because it surged up the charts from eighth ...

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2010 halftime report on bestselling US console games

NPD has revealed the bestselling games for consoles from January through June of 2010. IGN notes that Nintendo dominates sales by individual platform, with six of the top ten titles created for its hardware; and five of them developed by the money-printing publisher itself. In combined platform sal...

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