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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 […]

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