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Call of Duty Elite – Website Updated

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CoD Elite update     Call of Duty Elite – Website Updated

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  • Adjusted the Custom Class wizard to better support localizations and the winter camo option.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent the YouTube linking dialog from appearing in the MW3 vault.
  • Addressed an issue with YouTube linking that prevented some users
    from properly linking their Vault to their personal YouTube account.
  • Fixed a bug where the Treyarch player emblem was being incorrectly displayed on the site.
  • Fixed a bug in Weapon Performance where weapons were not being filtered across tabs.
  • Updated the way that stats data in the Recent Matches section is
    parsed. This corrects an issue where kills earned during the final
    moments of a match were not properly displaying in Recent Matches.
  • Updated support in Recent Matches for objective-based game modes,
    correcting an issue where an incorrect value for plants and defuses was
    displayed.
  • Addressed an issue where a small number of users were erroneously receiving a message that they had no MW3 data present.
  • Corrected a bug in the ELITE showcase where some users were not seeing all of the digital badges earned during an operation.

Call of Duty Elite - Is it a douche move ?

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by Dean Takahashi

Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision Publishing

Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision Publishing, talked about the role that creative people should play in  making decisions about running a video game business. Too often, he said, creative people leave it to the business experts. But creative people shouldn’t sell themselves short, as Hirshberg learned in the last 18 months running the division that includes Call of Duty franchise.

With the launch of the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Activision Blizzard (the parent company) made some controversial moves. One of them was to create the Call of Duty Elite social networking service for game fans. The service offered things like networking with friends, videos, service enhancements. But the controversial idea was that Activision wanted to charge a subscription fee for the premium version of the service. When bloggers heard about that, they revolted, Hirshberg said, because they thought that Activision would charge for things that used to be free.

“It’s a douche move,” said Neils Hansen , a blogger who runs the Gunn Shop report on YouTube.

Neils Hansen - the Gunn Shop report

 

Hansen couldn’t believe that a Game company would alienate its core gamer base by charging money. So he organized a protest to boycott the Elite service, even before he fully knew what it was.

Criticism

“We had a summer of criticism,” Hirshberg said, speaking at the DICE Summit game conference in Las Vegas.

But Hirshberg said he believed from his creative background as an artist and advertising executive that games are not products, they’re brands. While people buy products, Hirshberg said, they “buy into brands.” That means that brands are a cultural phenomenon built around products such as games that inspire people to buy those products over and over again. By treating Call of Duty as a brand, Hirshberg said, the company could get away from the traditions that held that a game was a product that sold for $60. After all, in 2011, Call of Duty was a top ten topic of conversation on Facebook; it was the only entertainment brand with a product you could buy on this list.

Call of Duty: Elite Recruitment Video Trailer

Lt. Colonel Rob Riggle is back. This time he does a funny pitch to recruit more Call of Duty Elite Premium members.  But when you read the comments for this video, you notice many have a completely different view on the Elite membership...

 

 

And when can YOU expect your first Modern Warfare 3 DLC ??

Call of Duty Elite - Clan Operations

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Beachhead Studios just released 7 brand new screenshots of CoD Elite’s “Clan Operations” and also gave a quick breakdown of how it works. They’re currently putting all Clan Operations through extensive testing but aren’t able to confirm the release date just yet; so it's indicated that it’s "getting closer every day”.

Enlisting in a Clan Operation
-To Enlist in a Clan Operation, Clan Leaders will visit the Compete section and select a Clan Operation from the new Clan Operations section.

Clan Operation Details Page, members can view:
-The amount of Clan XP that they can earn by participating
-Their Clan’s enlistment status in the currently viewed Clan Operation
-Start date and time and End date and time
-Members can also see the prizes, badges, scoring and winning criteria prior to the beginning of a Clan Operation.
-Clan Leaders will be able to enlist their Clan in the Clan Operation by selecting the enlistment status which will change to “Enlisted.”

Clan Showcase:
If your Clan performed well enough in a Clan Operation to earn a badge, your prizing will be displayed in your Clan Showcase on your ELITE Clan page below your Clan Feed.

Clan Operation

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