One of the highlights of the Call of Duty XP convention was its paintball field recreation of "Scrapyard," a multiplayer map plucked from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I took a few stinging paintballs to the thigh and bicep for your enjoyment, if you couldn't make it to Los Angeles this past weekend.
It's been a crazy few weeks here at Kotaku as we scrambled to cover the world's biggest game show in Germany, the largest Penny Arcade Expo in history and the first ever convention dedicated to all things Call of Duty.
Badges awarded at Call of Duty XP [above] give an idea of the activities that expo attendees enjoyed over the weekend. Kotaku spent the past two days the inaugural gathering for fans of Activision's combat shooter, where the publisher revealed more details about the premium Call of Duty Elite subscription, we spent…
One of the many activities on hand at this weekend's Call of Duty XP event—activities that earn attendees badges of honor—is Juggernaut Sumo. The game? Put on a bulky fat suit gussied up to look vaguely like a Juggernaut from Modern Warfare 2's Spec Ops mode and... fight!
Activision has a long and storied history of making some of the best video game patches in the business. Or at least they did during the Atari 2600 era. At Call of Duty XP, Activision returned to its patch-making ways, rewarding XP attendees for braving real-life and virtual challenges.
Hey, you like guns? Then you should really be at Call of Duty XP this weekend. They got guns! Lots of 'em. They even have a FGM-148 Javelin and an alien head. Just head to "The Armory." Or take a journey with me through the magic of photo galleries!
Call of Duty Elite, Activision's new social network and stat-tracking service that will launch alongside Modern Warfare 3—and work with last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops—is largely going to be free to use. But there are very good reasons for investing in Elite.
The first ever Call of Duty expo, Call of Duty XP, is being held today and tomorrow in Los Angeles. If you didn't score a ticket, you can still feel like you're there via live coverage on both days.
Call of Duty XP is an official COD gaming event that promises to do more than let players play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. They'll also get a shot at running a real version of The Pit time course and experiencing the Scrapyard in-game map.
It's not a good look. But it is a look. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, one of the world's most famous games, Call of Duty, is holding its own convention, Call of Duty XP.
Kanye West isn't the only musician performing at the first-ever Call of Duty convention, Irish-punk rockers Dropkick Murphys will be closing the first night of the show, Activision said today.
One of the world's most popular musicians will close the first official fan convention for one of the world's most famous games.
It'll take more than Facebook-with-guns for people to sign up for Activision's Call of Duty: Elite service. Which is probably why the publisher is bringing original content from two of the stars of Arrested Development to the platform.
Activision sweetens the pot for fans considering attending the first-ever Call of Duty XP convention in Los Angeles next month, revealing additional details on what fans can expect to get out of the show, including a free copy of the Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition.
If you really really want to go to the live Call of Duty XP event (and who could blame you) but can't swing the $150 price tag, then we have good news!
Tickets for Activision's paintball-playing, Modern Warfare 3-sampling, fundraiser celebration of all things Call of Duty go on sale July 19, at 10 a.m.
For those of you considering attendance at this fall's 12-acre, $150-a-pop Call of Duty festival, but worried about an abundance of under-aged gamers spewing their obnoxious, curse-laden diatribes at you in person, don't be. You have to be 18 or older to attend. Of course, that doesn't stop obnoxious adults from…
This fall Call of Duty fans will be able to shoot up their friends in real-world, life-sized replicas of two of the game's maps, grab a bite to eat at the game's fictional burger joint and get their hands on Modern Warfare 3 months before its release as part of a video game convention designed to celebrate the…