We’ve been hilariously bad at trying to get the regular podcast together, so here’s Gamebit Editor-in-Chief Alex Matless and contributor Josh Lavery talking about games for a bit.
We honestly promise we’ll be back with a proper one soon.
Do you like Elder Scrolls games? Do you like shooting things in the virtual face? Then this month’s Gamebit Podcast is right up your street. With the beginning of the winter games avalanche, Avery Penn, Alex Matless and new co-host Jack Baggaley are going to be talking about the Rubh Al-Khali Desert, the battle of the FPSes, being in RPG heaven and driving dreams. Enjoy.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
The Survival Mode packaged with Modern Warfare 3 – seen as a counter to Treyarch’s Nazi Zombies and an advancement of the wave defence missions seen in Modern Warfare 2 – will require players to work together and plan missions to be successful.
Maps will have multiple attack routes and several key defensive points. Teams of 2 players will have to move around and be able to defend different key locations to continue to the next round. Any attempts at camping tactics common in the Call of Duty and Nazi Zombie franchises will result in players being overwhelmed with enemies moving in from all sides and outnumbering the player.
In addition to the already reported buyable weapons at the end of each round, players will be able to spend their money on NPCs (delta squad from MW2), airstrikes and other items which will enhance the team’s combat capabilities and help players protect their base. Players will be met with difficult decisions – buying weapons early on will help considerably but they can easily be taken from fallen advanced enemies and the money be better spent. Survival mode seems to be geared towards rewarding players who balance out resources and fight intelligently rather than the mass shoot-em-up Nazi Zombies is known for.
Enemies from past games – Juggernauts, Attack dogs, Assualt helicopters will feature, as well as newer foes, suicide squads to force players out of position will be making an appearance. Interestingly, rounds may consist of nothing but a frontal assault by a single enemy, Attack Helicopters may force players into cover and require taking down with inadequate weaponry, making even the best laid plans go to waste.
With November fast approaching, and the final touches being applied, it looks like Modern Warfare 3′s Survival Mode is in good shape. Now followers of the series will be hoping the Campaign and Multiplayer can reach the high standards competitor Battlefield 3 will undoubtably set.
Modern Warfare 3 is set for release on PC, PS3 and 360 on November 8th
Hands-on playthrough of Survival Mode can be found here.
Writing on the Sledgehammer blog in response to a question from the community, Michael Condrey, VP at Sledgehammer, had this to say:
“Research suggests that as much as 6% of the general population suffers from Color Blindness, or more accurately Color Vision Deficiency. Men (9-12%) are 20x more likely to be afflicted than women (0.25-1%).”
“Those numbers vary depending on which source you quote, but we estimate that nearly a million gamers are playing Call of Duty every day with this issue. I am happy to report that we are working on a Color Blind Assist option for Modern Warfare 3.”
With this assist being implemented into the final game, the colour-blind gamers will have to think of new excuses for the unexplained friendly fire.