Posted on August 7, 2007,

Gaming Today Headed To Activision


May I have your attention please! May I have your attention please!

In an effort to make Gaming Today much more awesomer than most other gaming sites, I will personally be putting my life on the line and making a trip to LA tomorrow in order to get some hands-on time with Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground & a little game called Call of Duty 4 on Thursday.

Not only does this mean that I am now officially a “big shot”, but it means that I am opening the floor to you, our faithful readers. Aside from getting hands-on time with these two highly anticipated games, I will also be able to ask the developers anything about the game.

As I said, I’m turning the spotlight on you guys. Of course, if your question is chosen, I’ll give you full credit in my upcoming hands-on article. So let those creative juices flow guys!

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9 Comments on Gaming Today Headed To Activision


On August 7, 2007 at 8:45 pm

Just a small FYI since I know some of you readers love causing trouble, no, I really don’t consider myself a big shot. In fact, I had a bowl of Chef Boyardee Pasghetti & Meatballs for dinner and I chased it down with some Coke. Is that how a big shot would eat? I don’t think so buddy.

We all know a big shot would have TWO cans of Pasghetti & Meatballs. And yes, that’s how I say Spaghetti


On August 7, 2007 at 8:48 pm

hmmm. I only dine at the finest restaurants with my video game writing money. Then a week later, I eat nothing but Ramen until the next check comes lol


On August 7, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Ah, now THIS is cool.

First question, related directly to CoD4:

From the game-play demonstrated to us, it’s clear to see that PC’ which get the game will need to be pretty high-spec. Is this truly the case, or do the pictures decieve us in what really a PC needs to be able to play it?

Second, also CoD4 related:

Clearly, CoD4 has some features in that other games have yet to implement, such as the lasers and NVG combined making for some superb looking game-play, coupled with glorious locations. What about game-play though can be boasted about CoD4? What truly sets it apart from other FPS’, of which at the current time, there are a lot of them about, each featuring a different innovative idea.

Third, related to the awesomeness that is the Wii:

Activision have previously apologised for their gaming content for the Wii. Whilst it seems that a lot of the world was caught off guard as to just how massive the Wii would become, what does Activision actually plan to do about developing/publishing (delete as apporpriate) games for the console?

That’s it. All I wanted to ask. Though I will of course feel incredibly stupid if CoD4 isn’t for PC, hahah.

Oh and come on guys, a big-shot would order a large take-away pizza from the best take-away in town! Woo!


On August 7, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Here’s mine

We all know that Co-op is becoming an important feature to the FPS genre, is there going to be any co-op action when the game comes out? If no can we expect there to be any in the future? Maybe with a patch?


On August 7, 2007 at 11:15 pm

@joel: I saw CoD4 played on PC at E3. Rest assured, it’s coming. CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH??

Here’s a question for you Daniel: :twisted:

We all know that this iteration of Call of Duty brings us into the modern battlefield. What’s up next? Will we head into the future, or maybe back to the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia?

Ace Tankkiller

On August 7, 2007 at 11:18 pm

lol William I think you need to some new choices to that diet…haha

Jim W.

On August 8, 2007 at 1:20 am

A few basic questions regarding CoD4, since I’ve had no hands-on experience… lucky son of a… :p

1.) What spurred the decision to shift the settings of World War II to the Modern Age?

2.) How many missions can we expect to play through in the single-player campaign?

3.) How long (gameplay hours) should it take a competitent player to complete the single-player game?

4.) Regarding multiplayer, how many game modes will be incorporated into CoD4?

5.) Can we expect any special modes of play for online games, or will it all be the basic Deathmatch and Capture the Flag stuff?

6.) How many players will each game support?

(I’ll get some Tony Hawk questions in a bit)


On August 8, 2007 at 9:40 am

This is something I’ve been wondering about Proving Grounds: What is being done to combat the really cool new trick system in Skate? Is there going to be some functionality with the PS3′s controller where you can tweak tricks in the middle?

And also: I feel like, ever since Tony Hawk’s Underground, the games took a step in a different direction. Will this game get back to the more arcade-y roots of the originals? Or is it another skating game that needs a ‘story’ to ‘tie together’ the game (I personally believe stories in skating games are totally worthless and unnecessary)?

Thanks a lot and I hope your trip is a lot of fun! Keep up the good work on the site!

OH and everyone knows hot pockets are the meal of choice for the gamer-on-the-run…


On August 8, 2007 at 10:44 am

Here’s a few for COD4:

Will hardcore CoD players feel at home with this latest iteration, or will they be starting from scratch?

We’ve all seen the crazy videos demonstrating the ex-pack in action. Will C4 football (accidently) become the default multiplayer mode, or will it be tamed down a bit (anyone remember pre-patched BF2?) Has anyone given thoughts to the abuse of C4 in multiplayer?

With the very BF2′esque ranking mode implemented into multiplayer (thus negating any need for 360 achievements), the real question comes to mind: Cross platform multiplayer: a possibility (hey, it worked for Shadowrun) or one big collective headache?

Single player Co-Op? Meh or “We’re giving you too much already!”?