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Modern Warfare 2 : Are they too damn teef?

Mike Anthony | 10:57 UK time, Tuesday, 28 July 2009

So the news is out about one of the most anticipated games of the year Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2. (Winner of best game at the Golden Joystick Awards last year). Its out in November but instead of the normal cost of around £40 for a game, its gonna cost you £55. Check out the info here.

With over 14 milion playing it online.. it's now currently one of most popular game franchanises out there, so we wanna know will you guys be digging deep into your pockets?


  • Comment number 1.

    I am just going to trade the old call of duty in when it comes out so then it should only be around £30 :] easssssssssy

  • Comment number 2.

    44.99! Thats why you play it on PC boys! 29.99
    Not about them little joysticks you got on PS3 and Xbox..the mouse holds the power...the control ;)
    Think about it...
    Love you guys!

  • Comment number 3.

    I will pay an arm and a leg for it to be honest . you will get about 3 years of gaming out of it and if u average 2 hours a day it costs penuts.
    just wondering have u seen the leaked multiplayer !


  • Comment number 4.

  • Comment number 5.

    55 quid is a joke for consoles, if you play it on pc its £29.99 on gamestation.

  • Comment number 6.

    the price of the game were i live is £65 in coventry last time i checked, im a big CoD fan (best out of all my mates number1 in games:P) but £65-55 is a stupid amout 2 pay for a game lucky i pre orderd the game 3 times when it was only £45, i am making profit from a game :D so im happy

  • Comment number 7.

    The reporting of this has been silly. the Recommended retail price has been increased to £54.99 but it is on pre order with most retailers ar £44.99 or less.

    Comparing the £55 to the shelf price of £40 is a mis representation of the numbers, most games currently taking preorders for the run up to christmas have a RRP of 49.99, Modern Warfare 2 has £54.99. However the actual price people will pay is likely to be the same as was paid for World at War last year.

  • Comment number 8.

    This is a test for an increased RRP on all games. The best thing we could do is boycott MW2, but of course that'll never happen (I'm going to buy it). The game is still £42 on Gameplay so that seems to the best we can get, which to be honest isn't great, but it's not bad either.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hmmm. So if I buy it on PC I would save £25. Great.

    All I have to do then is spend about a grand upgrading my PC to be able to run it. What a fantastic idea.

  • Comment number 10.

    You can get a game worthy PC for less than a grand. ;)

    But either way, PCs are great long term investments. Super multi-media machines that can last a long time. My quad core is two years old, it'll still be playing games of today on MAX settings.

  • Comment number 11.

    Listener text sent in from today's show at 11:01

    "Boys I will be buying it but will find it as cheap as possible but 55 bucks straight out the shop is seriously getting stupid. Wats the next consoles games gonna cost £80, Messed up." shi.

  • Comment number 12.

    Listener text sent in from today's show at 11:25

    "How about share. With 2 or 3 people? Split the dollars?" Milli.x

  • Comment number 13.

    Listener text sent in from today's show at 11:01

    "Easy ramp's! Wicked tunage! 15 to 20 years ago when I was playing super Nintendo the new games out were 30 to 40 quid, so I dont recon its that bad at all, alot more goes into making these games now." Sean in Chatham!

  • Comment number 14.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 15.

    It's a tough one I reckon. On one side of things ; Call Of Duty 4 is a classic , it has millions of fans ( literally ) and will easily be the biggest seller of the year after being out just a month. On the other side ; other anticipated games that appear on a regular basis ( Fifa series , Pro' Evo' etc ) may also feel their games are worth more than the average 40 pounds price tag to. I think this will sell and people will be buying BUT as stated in the show " with gritted teeth " . I'll pay it , if I cannot find it cheaper. I'll draw the line on the night vision special edition pack though!

  • Comment number 16.

    For those people complaining about the price, spare a thought for Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and most european gamers: Games in those countries cost at least 70, at least £65, which means that they'll be paying around 80 quid for MW2.
    P.S. We get paid more money in average in the UK.

  • Comment number 17.

    This is a joke i cannot believe activision are doing this to their loyal customers. Are they forgetting that we made this franchise what it is. And how do they repay that loyalty. By asking us to bend over and take one in the backside. If anything they should be reducing the price. Seriously Activision get a grip and stop turning into a greedy money grabbing corporation.

  • Comment number 18.

    Looks like it's gonna be an amazing game, if its anything like COD 4.
    I just pre-ordered the Prestige edition, 120 GBP !!! More money than sense i think.

  • Comment number 19.

    I have seen the prices to vary from £45 to £55. But i am more interested in the prestige edition, £119.99 for a game, the artwork, steelcase, free download of the very first call of duty and fully functional night vision goggles. Any hardcore call of duty fan will be buying this and so the price is cheap as night vision goggles are atleast £100, so you get the game for £20. Solved!

  • Comment number 20.

    If you compare it to other forms of entertainment, its an absolute bargain.

    I paid top price for the 1st game, but I played it for 200+ hours (I know i will do the same with the new one) that works out at about 23p per hour. Plus when you're bored sell it or trade it in, and get 20 quid back.

    If you go to the movies you pay £8-10 for a ticket which works out at about £4-5 per hour of entertainment. And if it turns out that the movie was ribbish , you can't get that money back!

    I'll be buying that prestige edition! If the night vision goggles are any good then the game will be a steal. You would pay mega bucks for proper NV goggles!

  • Comment number 21.

    Can't wait for Call of Duty !!

    COME ON !!

  • Comment number 22.

    Keep in mind at that price the night vision goggles will be low quality.

  • Comment number 23.

    I am with the 165,000 people from activisions own game forums who are boycotting this game. Infinity Ward are removeing dedicated server and modding support which means PC online play quality will drop a lot max of 12 to 18 players per game, game host has zero ping thus advantage, network relies on customers own connection and host connection IE peer to peer. Lack of modding support means no maps from the community at all.

    Link to infinity wards own game forum concerning this >>>

  • Comment number 24.

    If you are a console player the changes proposed will make no difference to you, its highly likely you will get exactly what you expect.

    However if you are a PC gamer, everything changes and IMHO not for the better.

    Lets address a statement made here just so you all know exactly whjat you are buying into;-

    [quote]Plus when you're bored sell it or trade it in, and get 20 quid back.[/quote]

    Sorry that wont work as your game is tied to your Steam account which is not transferrable and may not be traded or sold. Buy the game and you are stuck with it for life bored or not.

    No Dedi servers or map or mod tools.

    John Abrahamson is listed in the credits for the game. Who is he? Mr Abrahamson was a mapper and modder in COD1 who won his job in a worldwide competion for creating the custom map Stanjel. How will the next gen of mappers and modders get noticed if that avenue is removed? Shame on you Johm Abrahamson sold out to the corporation.

    What exactly do PC players get from MW2 that is new an unique? Very little actually, a few new maps, some new skins and some new weapons, little else.

    big things are made of some of the 'Amazing new features"

    Whats new Knives? Nope thats not new, ripped off from PST*Jokers eXtreme mod
    AC130 Gunship? guess what Joker has that in his mod for cod4 as well.

    Will IW/AVTI acknowledge this in the credits? Highly unlikely.

    oh yeah you do get the chance to run round in an airport departure lounge massacreing innocent men, women and children as one of the game chapters that at least is a game original.

    The game has been so dumbed down to make it play on the limited capabilities of the console that any £399 off the shelf in PC world should be more than capable of playing it, so the earlier argument that saving money buy buying the PC rather than the overpriced rip off console version is a false economy is also an erroneous argument.

  • Comment number 25.

    i dnt care bout the price i luved numba duty 4 for me its the best game tht ive played i find my self jus gamein online 4 hrs at a time


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