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Exoskeleton will be optional in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer

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One of the most striking additions to this year's Call of Duty is the introduction of the exoskeleton suit. The suit allows higher jumping with no fall damage, increased melee attacks and cloaking, among other things. Of course, this will radically affect the way multiplayer matches play out, which is risky business for a game as multiplayer reliant as Call of Duty.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer offers futuristic combat on familiar bridge

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One of my favourite Call of Duty missions took place on a suspension bridge, as part of Modern Warfare 2's excellent spec-ops mode. It was the last time I really connected with a series that has increasingly moved towards flimsy, bombastic encounters and the repeat performance of the same explosive set-pieces. For comparison, here's seven minutes from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's suspension bridge campaign sequence. Spoiler: it ends with the bridge collapsing, and a cutscene in which the player reaches out to catch their buddy as they fall to their death.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer revealed: exo suits, Quidditch, and a massive mid-level tsunami

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer mode was revealed at Gamescom today, with developer Sledgehammer showing how the focus on future technology will change traditional CoD multiplayer with increased verticality, dynamic map elements, and intricate soldier customization.


See the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal here, at 6pm BST

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest game in the cult Call of Duty series. Among its small band of dedicated followers, some will no doubt be mildly interested in the upcoming shooter's online multiplayer offering. Okay, now read that sentence again, this time replacing "cult" with "gargantuan", "small band" with "vast army", "some" with "many", and "mildly interested in" with "positively kicking their way past small animals and children in a rabid attempt to find any information about".

For all its many faults, new information about the series is a Big Deal. It's fitting, then, that Gamescom 2014 is kicking off with a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal event. It's due start soon, at 6pm BST, 7pm CET, 10am PDT or 1pm EDT. You can see the full thing here.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer reminds you that power corrupts

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In the world of the future—the world of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare—one private military corporation maintains the largest standing army in the world. It is beholden to no government; it suffers no check to its power. A power it wields judiciously in an endless, altruistic quest to uplift humanity and lead it into a better, more prosperous future for all. Right?


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer wants us to appreciate Kevin Spacey's face

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If you're a fan of Kevin Spacey, this video will please you. It features Kevin Spacey standing around looking morose in a motion capture studio for the blockbuster action video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Unfortunately the footage is brief, but thankfully it's on the internet so you can rewind.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare exoskeleton and "future tech" go on display in new trailer

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In the future, warfare is advanced. Hover-bikes, directed energy weapons, threat-detection grenades and powerful exoskeletons are just some of the tools available to those who answer the call of duty. You know what I'm talking about, right? It's the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare "Future Tech and Exoskeleton" trailer!


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video spruiks 'authentic' single player campaign

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The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare marketing campaign has emphatically kicked into gear, with the latest video talking up the game’s narrative. Narrated by Sledgehammer Games Creative Director Brett Robbins, the team uses the opportunity to talk up the authenticity of the forthcoming installment, which is the first for Sledgehammer. According to Robbins, the studio consulted military advisors, Delta Force operators, Navy Seals and futurists in order to ensure everything from the story to the guns feels real.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare shows off high-tech combat in new E3 2014 footage

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Microsoft opened its first press briefing of this year’s E3 with a flagship game: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We already saw a few flashes of near-future conflicts with a whole lot of Kevin Spacey on top in last month’s reveal trailer, but this is the first time we’ve seen some gameplay footage featuring high-tech gadgets, modular weapons, and exoskeleton power suits.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev almost made a third-person Vietnam spinoff

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Sledgehammer Games' upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is pretty ambitious. It imagines what the realistic future of military combat will be—exoskeletons, private military, and even bigger explosions all seem likely. We also know that the future of military warfare will involve Kevin Spacey, which is nice. It's a logical leap for Sledgehammer, since a lot of its team previously worked on the Dead Space sci-fi horror series. But according to Game Informer, the team's first CoD game was quite different than what's been revealed: it was almost a third-person shooter in Vietnam.


More Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare details listed at Amazon UK

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We were supposed to wait until Sunday for all the details about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the next installment in the mammoth series, but the internet must know what kind of duty it will be called for right now, and details have leaked all over the place. Last night we got a look at the big reveal trailer, and now we have a few more details via an Amazon UK listing.