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Gavin McBride

Gavin McBride
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Writer and News Reporter -- Scottish casual-competitive gamer. I love anything from COD & BF to Burnout & Need For Speed, Portal to Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Theme Hospital to Uncharted!
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Review Reviews 18

Reviews 18

Welcome back to Paradise City, now named Fairhaven City. You’ve got a brand new locale to play with and a diverse collection of real life cars to do the playing in. But it soon goes from Paradise to Hell because it’s a mish-mash of Burnout and Speed gameplay which doesn’t work in this city. Backstory […]

Hurricane Sandy Disrupts Call of Duty Servers News 62

News 62

The east coast of the United States has been, and continues to be, battered by an Atlantic super-storm named Sandy. While the worst has passed, many gaming and website servers housed in New York and the eastern coast have taken the brunt of it. Dan Amrich, the Activision public relations coordinator, has posted a helpful […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 New Title Update Across All Platforms News 45

News 45

Modern Warfare 3 has been updated to “significantly reduce” latency spikes and further improve network performance across all platforms. The PS3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms have received their respective updates, Title Update 23 for the consoles and Patch 1.18 for the PC, today, only a month before Black Ops II hits the shelves. The update is […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Elite October Drops Now Available News 14

News 14

The final Modern Warfare 3 DLC drops have been released for PS3 ELITE subscribers. PC/PS3 non-subscribers will be able to download them and Content Collection 4 tomorrow, October 10. The maps are now available to download on the Playstation Store. Boardwalk, Parish and Gulch come in at 101MB, 99MB and 185MB respectively. The three brand new multiplayer […]

Modern Warfare 2’s Favela Map Removed From Playlists Due To Complaints News 103

News 103

The fan favourite map, Favela, has been removed from all public playlists on Modern Warfare 2 for the time being. Over the past few days, gamers have noticed that the high-octane and fast-paced Brazilian slums multiplayer map has not been showing up, perhaps due to malicious means such as hackers spoiling the map rotation. Earlier, […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Perks “Can and Will Be Nerfed” Post-Release News 33

News 33

David Vonderhaar has been discussing and revealing post-release support plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. He explains that in-game perks will probably get refined and changed to reflect the community’s opinions and play style. Treyarch’s Game Designer Director states that the current Perk system has become “too complex” and that Treyarch wanted to focus […]

Opinion – The COD Community: “Unimaginative, Obnoxious & Stupid” News 160

News 160

Or, as I pre-emptively titled it: Why Black Ops II Innovation Won’t Change A Thing. Disclaimer The following is not meant to describe the COD community as a whole, but, instead, those who seem intent on lowering its standards and giving it a bad name. You’ve seen it already with the huge reveal of Black Ops II […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer “Nitty-Gritty” Questions Answered News 65

News 65

Black Ops II is fast-approaching, and with Gamescom behind us, the community are asking the important questions that could make or break the series. But it isn’t necessarily just generic questions about details we already know; ‘Pick-10’, Pointstreaks, Livestreaming and StarCraft-like competitive MLG matches have all been fully explained. But what about those little ‘other’ […]

Need For Speed: Most Wanted – “Find It, Drive It” Gameplay Video News 7

News 7

If you can find it, you can drive it. The words from Crtierion Games executive producer Matt Webster about the upcoming high-octane Burnout meets Need For Speed game. Need For Speed: Most Wanted will “revolutionize” the action-racing genre and perhaps even shift the NFS series back into the limelight. Everyone Loves Gameplay Videos! Following up […]

Modern Warfare 3 September ELITE Content Drops, Content Collection 4 Details News 62

News 62

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC content calendar winds down, Infinity Ward have announced the release dates for the last three multiplayer maps for next month. They also have news about PS3 ELITE premium members and their penultimate month of content. Xbox 360: September ELITE Drops, “Final Assault” Collection Dated September for every Xbox […]

Modern Warfare 3 Double Weapon XP Now Live, PS3 Patch 1.19 and PC Patch 1.15 Detailed, Terminal News 31

News 31

Following up from our previous article about Terminal available to download for PS3 ELITE premium subscribers and a scheduled Double Weapons XP – which you can read here – a second Title Update for PS3 has just went live. PC players have also received their patch today, which includes the fan favourite Modern Warfare 2 map, Terminal, […]

Modern Warfare 3 on PlayStation 3 Gets Title Update 18 (Patch 1.18), Incoming Double Weapon XP News 48

News 48

Update: ELITE content, including Terminal, has now been added to the PSN store. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players on the PS3 were treated to a little 31MB update today and we have the patch notes. Similar to last week’s Xbox 360 update, this patch includes the following: As seen on the official Modern […]

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Multiplayer Preview and Details – Autolog 2.0, CloudCompete and More News 12

News 12

A full blow-out of Most Wanted multiplayer details has been released during EA’s conference at Gamescom. Criterion Games, the developers behind Hot Pursuit and the Burnout games, have detailed some exciting additions and changes for their action-packed rendition of the original Most Wanted title. Check out the latest trailer below showing off exotic cars, a […]

Need For Speed: Most Wanted – Latest News, Multiplayer and Pre-Order Bonuses News 29

News 29

Amongst all the big game titles and hits from the current buzz around Modern Warfare 3’s monthly Content Drops, the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops II, Assassin’s Creed III, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the Battlefield 3 expansions and the inevitable release of the Starcraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm, lies a hidden gem: Need […]

Fantastic Modern Warfare 3 ‘All Out of Bubblegum’ Montage News 30

News 30

Our friends over at Digital Warfare 247 have made a very interesting and different Call of Duty montage which has caught our attention, including the eyes of Call of Duty developer, Sledgehammer Games. The 9-minute long video is styled as an old cheaply produced VHS (cassette videotape) of an 80s B-movie trailer. The poor quality trailer describes a […]

Modern Warfare 3 Major Updates Incoming: Terminal Issues, Matchmaking, Weapon Tweaks and More News 66

News 66

Another busy week of Modern Warfare 3 news: from PS3 and Xbox 360 Elite subscribers receiving their respective July drops including all 360 gamers getting the free Modern Warfare 2 map Terminal, to Infinity Ward Executive Producer Mark Rubin revealing some big updates on the horizon. Previously I reported on this month’s Content Drops, how spawns work and […]

Why I Didn’t Enjoy CoD: Black Ops, Despite Its Popularity News 106

News 106

In my previous article, I discussed my displeasure, my disgust, and my contempt for the horrific game that is Modern Warfare 3. No, wait a minute.. I didn’t say anything like that? As it is surprising to testify in that piece, I actually really enjoyed the latest game to further escalate the Modern Warfare franchise. […]

How Modern Warfare 3’s Spawn Logic Works, Face Off Weekends, July Content, and Much More News 41

News 41

It’s been another good week for Modern Warfare 3 news; with the upcoming July drops for both PS3 and Xbox 360 scheduled to be released imminently, Terminal making its re-appearance in the Modern Warfare series next week, and another new game mode for Face Off this weekend. Last week, I reported on more Terminal information, […]

Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Patch 1.17, Hot Fix Now Live – Patch Notes News 19

News 19

Infinity Ward has released a title update for Modern Warfare 3 on the PS3 platform, and it should be available for everyone now. The patch weighs in at a modest size of 31MB. The patch is said to further improve searching for games and help analyse matchmaking so they can do more precise enhancements for those experiencing […]

Modern Warfare 3 Recent and Upcoming Updates, Terminal, Game Modes, and More News 40

News 40

Following up on the Modern Warfare 2 map Terminal “coming soon” report, and the Double XP event this weekend on both Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 along with the ongoing DLC sale, here’s a round up of the latest Modern Warfare 3 Terminal news, updates, and more. Terminal Information Redux Terminal’s release date is expected to be announced this week. […]

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