Shacknews writes: "A couple weeks ago Activision took a group drawn from members of the videogame media up to a resort in Santa Barbara for an intensive couple of days playing the freshly completed Modern Warfare 2. Extravagant? Sure, but that goes with the territory for a game that's become one of the biggest entertainment franchises in pop culture. The trip wasn't without utilitarian value either. The relative seclusion the setting provided made it easier to shut out distraction and focus on the game. Such an ideal setup also felt a little too removed from the real world to base a fair review on. So take this as impressions then from playing the full game."