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Interview with Robert Bowling: Dedicated Sniper Lobbies, Melee System Change, QuickScope & More

One of the latest interviews with creative strategist for Infinity Ward Robert Bowling. A lot of big reveals from him including QuickScope, a change on the Melee System, Rewarding objective players and more.

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Septic2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

That's a really good interview.

Robert Bowling never really answers the questions directly though.

Hmmmm...

blumatt2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

I hope Quickscoping has been taken out of this one. I can't stand people who do that. It's just, for lack of a better word, retarded. haha I'm sort of excited for this game, but I hope it plays more like CoD4 and less like MW2 and Black Ops. I want the gameplay to rely more on YOU actually doing the killing and NOT YOUR PERKS! I can't stand seeing some guy get like 10-15 kills in a row from a harrier or a gunship up in the air just killing people like crazy. And the planes shouldn't stay in the air nearly as long as they do. I'm thinking like 15-20 seconds max or make it like in CoD4, where you could actually take the planes and helicopters down with a reasonable amount of ammo. I can empty every last bullet I've got into a helicopter in MW2 and it'll take me 2 or 3 deaths to destroy it.

Also, I wish they'd bring the price of map packs down to like $10. Even that is too high, but that's more reasonable. Either that or give us more than 5 maps for that $15. And while I'm on that subject, I think we should be able to use the dlc from the previous MW games on the new game. It's ridiculous to buy the dlc and then not be able to use it once the new game comes out. Hell, if you bought all the map packs for Black Ops and the game new, you spent right at $100+ for that game. That's crazy, unless the map packs could carry over.

They ought to give us dedicated servers (on consoles) as well considering the amount of money this game brings in.

DarkTower8052252d ago (Edited 2251d ago )

If you're tired of the Blops killstreak and perk system there are barebones game types that takes care of that.

Btw, IW please give me a great bolt action rifle, like the M40A1.

kingjoker342251d ago

the M40A1...brings back so many memories xD

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perdie2251d ago (Edited 2251d ago )

@ blumatt its not infinity ward that decides the prices of things. It the evil giant that is activision

49erguy2246d ago

@blumatt A lot of those reasons are the reason I will never buy COD new. They don't do anything about the hacked rooms, glitchers, dedicated servers yet they easily are the richest game company ever.

They then have the audacity to still charge 10 dollars for a 4 year old map pack (COD4) on a game filled with hackers, not to mention the 15 dollars for 4 maps.

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chriski3332252d ago

why do they keep showing clips from black ops?

DtotheRoc2247d ago

LOL! yeah...it does worry me too cod4 on pc owned mainly cuz lobbies with admins if they bring that back i'd probably pick this game even though i have learned to absolutely despise the cod formula mainly for it's ower-powered killstreaks, boring map design, and horrendous spawn system that makes trapping FAR too simple.

-Alpha2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

Beats around the bush too much but understandable that he can't go into detail yet

Just hope MW3 retains the roots of MW1 but more important than that, the series needs an overhaul.

MW3 needs dedicated servers, a ton of new modes/community features like Halo has for free, and needs to overhaul everything from prestige/ranking to unlocking weapons to killstreaks.

MW1 to MW2 was a sequel-worthy jump, but they went in a horribly unbalanced direction that sucked the soul out of COD4. I hope that MW3 can refresh the experience, but they need to reinvent everything they have IMO, down to the small things that people have become too familiar with

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

evrfighter2251d ago (Edited 2251d ago )

I see this so much. Going back to cod4 roots. You know I used to gain killstreaks, die, then do it again. I also used to strap on 3 nades and spam nades everything along with everyone else.

cod4 graphics, gameplay and gunplay hasn't changed. It's the same game with a bloated perks and killstreak system. So you're telling me. If they went and stripped these elements then you'd be happy?

Go play cod4 dude. The only difference between infinity ward games and treyarch games is that iw makes insanely good maps. That is why cod4 is so memorable to you guys. But you can kiss that goodbye because all of iw's talent has moved on to ea.

DtotheRoc2247d ago

cod4 isn't playable on teh console whatsoever...unfortunatley no cod is. so don't even say that man. you only spammed grenades cuz the admin didn't kick you for being a douche. dont' bring that garbage play into SD that[s for sure. the killstreaks and Pro-perks need to be removed entirely and go back to cod4's roots. it's teh best in teh series anyone will agree with this. the map design yes was awesome indeed buyt the it was the extremely balanced gameplay and control or lobbies by admins that made that game so pro. mw2 and black ops both are polluted by garbage 15 year olds that are both annoying and not even legally allowed to have teh game lol

xX TriiCKy Xx2252d ago

I may actually get this if only for the sniper lobbies. I am a sniper, plain and simple. No matter what shooter it is, if there's a sniper rifle in it, you'll find me sniping. :)

DarkTower8052251d ago

As long as the maps are big with good spots for the sniper lobbies. I wouldn't want to play a sniper match in a cqc map.

trenso12251d ago

do you actually use the scope or are you just another kid using that "quick scope" nonsense? everyone says "ima sniper, ima sniper" but i never actually see some one sniping just a guy running like a chicken with out a head QS people. they arent snipers and will never be in my book.

xX TriiCKy Xx2250d ago

I can't quick scope. At all. I snipe the way I was meant to.

Holding my breath while aimed down the scope. I get called a hard-scoper all day, and it doesn't bother me a bit.

ShadowReaper142247d ago

i hate quick scoping to. it's not that i can't do it. it's that i don't want to do it. to me it feels like cheating. it's a bunch of bullsh*t i haate people who say "ur a hard scoper" im sorry first it's called sniping. and second it's the way ur supposed to snipe. i can't believe there putting quick scoping back into call of duty. it wrecked MW2.

Average_Joe2252d ago

Fantastic interview. He is very well spoken. Glad to hear they are taking the fan feedback and incorporating it into their games.

Welshy2251d ago

you must have been hearing a different guy speak, maybe you are referring to the host?

He was speaking in riddles, beating about the bush and going round in circles repeating himself.

Robert Bowling has always been that way, he doesn't seem to have the ability to have a straight answer to a straight question.

DualSight2252d ago

I believe MW3 will blow everyone's expectation.

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