Charlie INTEL: A Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, Black Ops BLOG

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BREAKING: Call of Duty XP will feature KAYNE WEST as the closing act!
Activision today announced that Kanye West will be headlining Call of Duty XP next week!!! Wow! ALL of the people with tickets have a guaranteed spot at this event! Just 8 days away!

SOURCE: Lots! (CODXP Site) (@fourzerotwo) (@JD_2020)
Call of Duty® XP event is taking place September 2nd and 3rd to reveal the Modern Warfare® 3 Multiplayer for the first time.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops REZURRECTION™ DLC will be available at around 2am PDT TONIGHT on Xbox LIVE®
Calling all Black Ops ZOMBIES fans on Xbox 360! Rezurrection™ DLC will be available TONIGHT at around 2am PDT! It contains five total maps, four are World at War Zombie map remakes, and a ALL NEW MOON map; a Zombie Soundtrack; Moon Theme.
Fans that own the HARDENED OR PRESTIGE Edition of Black Ops get Moon and a Zombie Soundtrack and a Moon Theme for FREE!
All others get all for a price of 1200 MSP! There was a title update that went live I believe yesterday which is required to get Rezurrection™! 

SOURCE: @JD_2020
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection™ DLC is coming at 2am PDT tonight for Xbox LIVE; PS3™ and PC: COMING SOON! 

Modern Warfare 3 Boosters, Cheaters BEWARE! 
BEWARE all you boosters getting ready for MW3, with Activision's planned release of the ELITE service they will be able to watch your stats and see if you cheats. Here is what Noah Heller said to NowGamer:
“Another thing Call of Duty: Elite is helpful for is cheating. When you have the data, you can analyse… like hey, every time I get in a match, that guy is killing the same four people over and over. When we run competitions, we can make it fairer. We can crack open the data and understand what’s going [on]. If you see someone you suspect of cheating and you analyse the data, it’s like there you go, they all stand in a line and he shoots a bullet through all of them. so it’s really valuable for us.”“In terms of the competition, invalidating the terms of service, we might ban you, we might invalidate your results. If someone gets 100 headshots in an hour… you know? We have a 24/7 live ops team, they’re multilingual, we’ve got folks in Europe, folks in the States. we’ve learnt a lot by talking to the Blizzard guys. What we do is we’ll be running a lot of competitions, we’ll be looking at the leaderboards. We do a lot of cheat detection.”

He went on to say:
“We’ve got constant detection that’s going on. We are always looking at people in competitions. If something looks awry, we will we will jump into that game to see if something is up”
“They can join as a physical player, that’s usually what we’ll do. we also look at their last games. Heat maps instantly show up when something is off,” said Heller. “You know, some people just want to level each other up and you know what? People can do that. It’s kinda lame. But as long as you’re not interfering with something, we don’t want to go crazy about it. But with competitions, we want people to feel that competition is fair.”


Treyarch has Given us Rezurrection™ Moon Achievement Details
Treyarch decided that the really amazing video that was released earlier today [Click here for Video] wasn't enough for the Rezurrection DLC. And so they have released the Moon map Achievements. Here is what is says:
"This is it, soldiers! We've finally landed on the Moon, but those aren't Martians running at us. We'll have to put this grey rock to good use and take full advantage of the weapons and items at our disposal if we're to make it out alive. And while we're here, there are some things that need to be taken care of once and for all.
Cryogenic Slumber Party (75G) – In Moon, complete Richtofen's grand scheme.
One Small Hack for Man (5G) – In Moon, hack something.
One Giant Leap (5G) – In Moon, become trapped in the Receiving Area and free yourself through resurrection in co-op.
Perks in Spaaaaace (30G) – In Moon, purchase every Perk in one game.
Fully Armed and Operational (25G) – In Moon, acquire 3 Pack-A-Punched weapons at the same time.
Ground Control (10G) – In Moon, prevent each excavator from breaching the base in one game.

Do you have what it takes to collect a smooth 250G in this final frontier? Find out when Call of Duty:Black Ops Rezurrection
 hits Xbox LIVE first on August 23rd, with more info coming soon for the PC and PS3."

SOURCE: Official Call of Duty Intel Site
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection ™ DLC hits Xbox LIVE® first on August 23rd, 2011, with info on PS3™ and PC coming SOON!

BREAKING: Modern Warfare 3 can be PREORDERED through STEAM NOW!
Todays Call of Duty news gets better and better for PC fans. As earlier they confirmed DEDICATED SERVERS, now you can PREORDER MW3 at Steam! So PC fans finally getting good news here is the link for preordering via Steam™ : PreOrder MW3 for PC via Steam

SOURCE: Steam™
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, Wii™, and DS™.

Call of Duty ELITE will show SPEC OPS Stats and Leader boards for Modern Warfare 3
Well that tweet says it all! "Some good news for coop fans from #CODElite out of #Gamescom. Elite will add support for Spec Ops stats and leader boards with #MW3."

SOURCE: Official Call of Duty ELITE Twitter
Call of Duty® ELITE service is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.

NowGamer Goes Hands-On with Spec Ops MISSION MODE at GamesCom 2011
NowGamer is at GamesCom 2011. They had an amazing opportunity to get to play MW3's Spec Ops's Mission Mode. Here is what they said:

"GamesCom is underway, and Activision has Infinity Ward's Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on hand for us to get hands-on with Spec Ops mode. So here are the details:
The mission we played - 'Invisible Threat' - took place on a German level with both players separated from each other. Player 1 plays as a Juggernaut while the second player is a sniper situated on a nearby rooftop. Should either player get killed, however, and it's game over.
The Juggernaut's task is to approach and defuse nine different IEDs, the positions of which are varied each time. The sniper, however, has access to UAV and Predator Missile style killstreaks to assist in protecting the Juggernaut from assaults.
Tons of troops assaults the Juggernaut, while rocket troopers try to take out the sniper on the roof. Part way through the mission both players will become attacked from tanks and helicopters"

SOURCE: NowGamer
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, Wii™, and DS™

Modern Warfare 3 WILL SUPPORT Dedicated Servers for PC [UPDATE]
Today, Activision confirmed (in many different outlets) that Modern Warfare 3 for PC will support Dedicated Servers. And yes ONLY PC VERSION! Robert Bowling, Community Manager for Infinity Ward, re-confirmed this with a tweet stating, "Yes! Modern Warfare 3 on PC will support dedicated servers, day 1. You can fav or admin your own to control setup, rules, bans." So all the rumors about the status of dedicated servers in MW3 can now officially be put to rest! 

UPDATE: According to Glen Schofield, CEO of SHGames, he said "Free Dedicated Servers for MW3 on PC Confirmed". I never knew they were free...

SOURCE: Dan Amirch & @fourzerotwo
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, Wii™ and DS™! 

PS Vita to get Social Networking Apps
Sony, at GamesCom 2011, announced that the PS Vita will be getting Social Networking apps. 
"PlayStation Vita Expands Its Entertainment Experience by Introducing Various Applications for Social Networking Services and Communications  TOKYO, Aug. 16, 2011 -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will introduce dedicated applications for Facebook®, foursquare, Skype™ and Twitter*1 to PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) which will launch in Japan by the end of 2011, followed by the U.S. and Europe early next year*2." 

They also re-confirmed that the PS Vita WILL NOT be launching in the US until 2012, but Japan will get it "later this year."
For the full press release [Engadget's link] CLICK HERE

SOURCE: Official Playstation Blog
Playstation®VITA is the product of Sony and is releasing "later this year" in JAPAN, with a "early 2012" slated for US and Europe

BREAKING: Beachhead Studios has REMOVED THE NDA for the ELITE BETA
Beachhead Studios promised that the NDA for the Beta would be lifted ASAP. And as of today, August 16, 2011, the NDA is officially lifted! As that tweet says "Attn Interweb: the Elite beta NDA is officially lifted. You may commence your microblogging, Youtube rants, and kitten memes." 
I CANNOT post pictures as I am a PS3 player and the beta is yet to start for us PS3 fans. SO, I believe Victor (@charlieINTELcom) will be posting pictures of the Elite Beta when he can. If that changes I will let you know. Stay tuned to charlieINTEL

SOURCE: @CallOfDutyElite
Call of Duty® ELITE is currently in BETA testing; the FINAL version is launching with Modern Warfare® 3 on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®. Playstation®3, and PC. 

Treyarch Posts a FAQ on Rezurrection™ DLC 
Treyarch has posted an FAQ on how to get this 100% Zombies DLC when it releases first on Xbox LIVE® August 23rd: 
Hardened and Prestige Edition Owners:
I'm a Hardened or Prestige Edition owner, how do I get Moon for Free? 
If you have already downloaded the Classic Zombies Pack that came with the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Call of Duty®: Black Ops, fire up the game and go to the Zombies menu.  Select either SPLITSCREEN or XBOX LIVE and make sure you are using the XBOX live profile that you used to redeem the maps.  There will be a new menu option that reads "FREE ZOMBIES LEVEL."  Select this option and you will be allowed to download Rezurrection for ZERO points starting on August 23rd.  If you still have the code from the Hardened or Prestige Edition but have not redeemed the Classic Zombies Pack, you can use your code whenever you like, Rezurrection will still be free for you when it is available on August 23rd. 

You can also acquire Rezurrection for free by re-downloading it from Marketplace or from the STORE in the MP menu on the 23rd.

How do I get my free Moon Theme?
Once Rezurrection has been downloaded, go to the In-game Store in the Multiplayer menus and select the tab marked "FREE OFFER."  Presto, free theme. 

How do I get my free Call of Duty®: Zombies Soundtrack?
Once Rezurrection has been downloaded, go to the Zombies menu and select "ZOMBIES SOUNDTRACK" from Splitscreen and/or Xbox Live.  Make note of your Offer Code in the pop-up window, go to the URL provided and enter your GamerTag and Offer Code.  The soundtrack will automatically start to download.  

We’d like to thank the community one more time for giving us the opportunity to make this happen. Your passion for all things undead made this possible! See you on the Moon when Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection launches for Xbox LIVE on August 23rd. More details coming soon for PC and PS3."

SOURCE: @JD_2020 & Official COD Website
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection™ DLC is coming first to Xbox 360® on August 23rd, and is coming SOON for Playstation®3, and PC.

Sledgehammer Games will be at Gamescom 2011 with Modern Warfare 3
Michael Condrey, Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, announced (via his twitter account) "Cologne, Germany bound. Looking fwd to all the gaming news next week. Check for @GuyBeahm daily updates from the floor" Guy Beahm is the Community Manager at SHGames. As said in that tweet, stay tuned to the official Sledgehammer Games website! Sledgehammer Games has posted "Question of the Week" and they have asked about this. Michael Condrey, Guy Beahm, and Glen Schofield will ALL be at GamesCom 2011! So, German fans wanting to play, you might have a chance!!
SOURCE: Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer Games is currently developing Modern Warfare® 3 along side Infinity Ward 

Treyarch has Confirmed that Rezurrection™ is their "Season Finale" for Black Ops
After a great post-game support and a fantastic DLC ecosystem Treyarch gave Call of Duty Black Ops, Rezurrection™, the Zombie DLC, will be the "Season Finale." This was said in the video that was released yesterday by Brian Tuey, Audio Direction on Zombies. 
Treyarch gave the best post-game support they possibly could to Black Ops. Treyarch wanted to go above and beyond with the DLC, and they did with all of the one that were released.
DLCs for Black Ops
FIRST STRIKE - Back in February 
ESCALATION - Back in May
REZURRECTION - Coming in August

Congrats to Treyarch on an amazing game. Call of Duty® Black Ops is now in the books, and we are all going to look for Modern Warfare 3!
SOURCE: Rezurrection Behind the Scenes Video
Call of Duty®: Black Ops REZURRECTION™ DLC is coming August 23rd to Xbox 360®, and coming soon to PS3™, and PC.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 to Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.

BREAKING: Treyarch Releases a NEW Video for the Rezurrection™ DLC 
I will have a few details on describing what the directors talked about on the video posted later today. Stay Tuned!

A "Theory" on how the ALL NEW "Point System" MIGHT Work
As almost all of the Call of Duty FANS know, the Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops trailer that was highly anticipated was released yesterday. At the end of the video there was a quick "multiplayer teaser." In that it should when "stillRIZZO (AC130'th) fourzerotwo" it came up on the screen saying "JUGGERNAUT 14 POINT STREAK." Well what is that? Well @theCodDaily and I have a thought on what it is. Here what it is. For every "point streak" you get (1,2,3....) you get a reward. And you get to scroll through the reward and pick which one you want to use. (i.e: He used the AC130, and he had the predator missile unlocked as well). But even with this theory, it has to have a little twist. It would be really annoying to continuously getting points streaks. As of now, we don't know how many kills = point streaks. But we will find out at CALL OF DUTY XP EVENT!

SOURCE: myself & @theCodDaily
Call of Duty® XP Event takes place on September 2nd and 3rd. More details here: CODXP
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC. [Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ release dates TBA]

Robert Bowling has FINALLY released the Spec Ops Video!
SOURCE: @fourzerotwo & CallOfDutyYouTubeChannel 

New Details on the Nintendo DS of Modern Warfare 3 Emerge 
Last week Activision announced the Nintendo DS version of Modern Warfare 3 and thats all. Now we have new and fascinating details. 
First of all the developers are going to be n_Space. They have developed many DS versions Call of Duty games, so this is in good hands. 
The next fascinating news is that it is going to be called "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Defiance." And according to n_Space is will be a little different than the Xbox, PS3 and PC versions due to system performance. 
Finally n_Space announced that the DS version will NOT be available on the all new 3DS. Here is what n_Space said:
"You guys all need to understand that we make the games we are hired to make. It is not our call to decide which platforms to support. Obviously we are big 3DS fans and supporters as we have 3 titles in development. If it were as simple as us choosing what products and platforms to develop for I would get a lot more sleep." 
n_Space has NOT yet confirmed OR denied that it will be coming out November 8th, 2011. When they do I will let you know. 
SOURCE: IGN & n_Space

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC. (*Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ release date TBA)
Nintendo, Wii, and DS are all the trademarks of the Nintendo Company. 

BREAKING: More Details on the Nintendo Wii Version of MW3 AND CONFIRMED That there WILL be a NINTENDO DS version!
Dan Amirch, OneOfSwords, (works for Activision) has gotten us, fans, some new details on the Nintendo Wii version of MW3 here:
"-Treyarch is handling the Wii™ edition of Modern Warfare 3. They have a long history of Wii development as well as a proven Call of Duty history — to say the least! — so they’re a great fit.
-The plan is to bring MW3 out on Wii on the same day as the other versions being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, but it’s a different platform with different capabilities, so this is not confirmed yet — there’s still work to do. I’ll update you when I know more.
-A lot of MW3 will fit into the Wii, but there may be differences. Multiplayer is confirmed for sure. When I know more about what the differences may be, I will report back."
"There’s also a Nintendo DS™ edition planned, which is being developed by n-Space. They’ve done the handheld editions of COD4:MWModern Warfare 2Black Ops, and World at War, among many other DS games. (You may remember my interview with n-Space’s Dan O’Leary onepisode 030 of the One Of Swords Podcast, too.) So, the DS version is also in expert hands."
Well lot of new on Modern Warfare 3 these past couple of days. 

SOURCE: Dan Amirch 
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 for the Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, Nintendo Wii™ *, and NOW Nintendo DS™ *

BREAKING: Sony unveils "PSN Play", which Delivers Action Games with Special Bonuses
Here is all the details:
"We’re excited to introduce a new PlayStation Network event: PLAY. PLAY is a brand-new annual program, where we’re bringing you four of the season’s hottest PlayStation Network action titles. With every purchase of a PLAY title in the PlayStation Store throughout the duration of the program, you’ll receive a separate piece of DLC for each game, plus a new theme with every pre-order. If these incentives aren’t enough, if you’re 18 years or older and purchase all four PLAY titles in the PlayStation Store, you’ll get a voucher code for PAYDAY: The Heist as a bonus gift. And, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get an automatic 20% off every purchase.Pre-orders will be available for all four PLAY titles starting next week on August 9 in the PlayStation Store. Remember, in order to qualify to receive PAYDAY: The Heist as a bonus gift, your purchases must be made by September 19, 2011.

PlayStation Network PLAY is going to be an annual program. Here is the 2011 line-up:

August 23: The PLAY program kicks off with Capcom’s highly-anticipated Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, available to pre-order through August 18, 2011. This action-fighting title features 20 playable characters, HD graphics, more than 200 pieces of unlockable content, more than 100 trials and more than 100 challenges When Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition is purchased during the PLAY promotion, purchasers will be able to unlock GILL, the self-proclaimed god, without having to beat the game with every character, as day-one DLC. All pre-orders will also receive a Capcom-produced theme. Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition will be $14.99.

August 30: Hothead Studios’ The Baconing will be available to pre-order through August 25, 2011. This action-RPG title is the third in the popular DeathSpank series. Attempt to defeat the Anti-Spank and his army of Cyborques, before they cast an evil shadow over Spanktopia. Discover exciting new worlds and battle hordes of enemies as you search to unlock the secret within the Fires of Bacon. When The Baconing is purchased during the PLAY promotion, purchasers will receive an additional co-op character, Roesha – One Bad Mutha. All pre-orders will also receive a static theme, exclusive to PLAY. The Baconing will be $14.99.

September 6: Majesco Entertainment’s BloodRayne: Betrayal will be available to pre-order through September 1, 2011. This 2D side-scrolling platformer features 15 bloodthirsty levels where Rayne attempts to infiltrate a treacherous castle, take out a fiendish horde and stop an evil vampire massacre. When BloodRayne: Betrayal is purchased during the PLAY promotion, purchasers will receive a BloodRayne: Betrayal virtual item for their PlayStation Home avatar and an exclusive dynamic theme. In addition, all pre-orders will also receive a static theme exclusive to PLAY. BloodRayne: Betrayal will be $14.99.

September 13: The SEGA title Renegade Ops will be available to pre-order through September 8, 2011.This top-down, driving shooter from SEGA features a huge variety of vehicles, guns and endless enemies. The game features Sandbox-style missions, so there are many different ways to play. When Renegade Ops is purchased through PLAY, purchasers will receive a Vehicle & Character Pack with two new vehicles and special weapons. All pre-orders will also receive a static theme, exclusive to PLAY. Renegade Ops will be $14.99.

Bonus gift: PAYDAY: The Heist. This gritty, first-person shooter from Sony Online Entertainment lets players take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next “big score.” A voucher code for PAYDAY: The Heist will be provided as a bonus gift to PSN users 18 years and older that purchased all four PLAY titles, for redemption when the game releases. The game can also be pre-ordered separately starting September 20, 2011, and all pre-orders will receive a static theme. PAYDAY: The Heist will be $19.99.

What gamer doesn’t want to get more action? Get ready because PlayStation Network PLAY pre-orders start next Tuesday, August 9."

SOURCE: Playstation® Blog
Playstation® and PSN™ are the property of Sony Computer Entertainment 

Robert Bowling Confirms the Return of "Explosive deterrents" for Modern Warfare 3.
Thats correct! Explosive Deterrents (EXAMPLE: Flat Jacket) will be returning in "many forms" in Modern Warfare 3. We don't know if that is in "perks" or somewhere else. That is one of the perks that kinda makes people angry BUT that tweet also says "we've lowered explosive damage overall" which is a HUGE PLUS for me. (Especially after MW2's issues). 
Stay tuned to @fourzerotwo for the latest news!

SOURCE: @fourzerotwo on Twitter
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

BREAKING: Details on PS Vita being delayed, and details on a Call of Duty game for the PS Vita:
PS Vita has been delayed to not coming until "early 2012" according to Sony's EVP Kazuo Hirai. Here is details from the "Associated Press":
"Sony's next-generation portable game machine, the PlayStation Vita, won't be going on sale in the U.S. or Europe in time for Christmas — a key sales period for game console makers. Expectations had been high the machine would be ready worldwide for the year-end holiday shopping season. Sony earlier promised a "phased global rollout" starting late this year.
Sony Corp. Executive Vice President Kazuo Hirai said Thursday the PlayStation Vita will go on sale by the end of the year in Japan, and early next year in the U.S. and Europe.
Hirai did not characterize the timing as a delay, but said Sony wants to be prepared with solid game software offerings timed with the hardware launches.
He did not give specific dates, meaning that it was still unclear whether the gadget — a touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld that outdoes Sony's PlayStation Portable — would be ready for Christmas even in Japan."

How does this affect Call of Duty? Well "supposedly" there is a Call of Duty game in the works for the PS Vita. Here is what CEO of Activision had to say at a E3 2011 interview with GameSpot: (GS: GameSpot ; EH: Eric Hirshberg]
"GS: Now, let's talk about the PlayStation Vita. You guys came out early in support of the Vita and you've got a Call of Duty game in development for the platform. Who's actually developing that?
EH: I'm not sure we've made that public yet, so I can't answer it. (Looks at pair of PR minders sitting across the table.)

GS: I think this is where the censorship starts…
EH: It's not censorship. I'm just a leaky bucket as I always tend to answer the questions. They've been storing a little electrode in the back of my neck.

GS: So is Call of Duty going to be a Vita launch title?
EH: We haven't announced the details yet.

GS: So, is it Activision's sole property in development for the Vita?
[SOLE PROPERTY = Call of Duty]
EH: Yes."

And that "yes" confirms that there IS a Call of Duty game in development for the PS Vita!
It may not be Modern Warfare® 3! 

SOURCE: IGN and GameSpot and Associated Press

Playstation®VITA is the next generation "PSP" and is the property of Sony Computer Entertainment
Activision and Call of Duty® are the property of Activision Blizzard Publishing Inc.

RUMOR: Is Treyarch really going to be ready for Black Ops 2 for 2012? [UPDATED with DETAILS ON SHGames and NEW INFO]
Is Treyarch really going to be ready for Black Ops 2 in 2012? NO. Why? Because normally a gave developer needs about 1 year and a half to make a new game. And, as announced yesterday, Treyarch is going to be working on getting Modern Warfare®3 to the Nintendo Wii™. So how can they be working on Black Ops 2 as well?  
So what Call of Duty® game is coming in 2012?
It might be the game that Sledgehammer had in the works from last year (like announced in Feb 2010 for a 2011 release). We have no idea how long Sledgehammer Games have been working on that game before getting put on Modern Warfare® 3. Glen Schofield, CEO of SHGames, has said "we are currently focused on MW3 and are hoping to have our own COD game later." 
See here is the Press Release about Sledgehammer Games making a COD for 2011: COD SHGames
As we all know by now, Activision will NEVER release a game if it is not ready. 
We will just have to wait and find out...

UPDATE with Interview of CEO Activision on Sledgehammer Games:
Here is what Eric also had to say about Sledgehammer Games and MW3:
"GS: Speaking of new ideas and Sledgehammer, I know that according to Activision's own words, the studio is working on expanding Call of Duty franchise into the action adventure genre. Presumably that's a different project.
EH: Yeah, totally.

GS: Yeah. What's the status on that?
EH: They're focusing specifically on Modern Warfare 3.

GS: Are they actively developing the new game now or is it on the back burner?
EH: No, they're focusing specifically on Modern Warfare 3.

Some people are telling me that Treyarch have made more the one game at the same time. So it could be the Black Ops 2 does come out next year. 

Treyarch is a studio that makes Call of Duty® for Activsion® Publishing Inc.
Sledgehammer Games is a studio that is "co-developing" Modern Warfare® 3 with Infinity Ward.
"Black Ops 2" is just a RUMOR.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

During "OneOfSwords #80 Podcast" Robert Bowling talks about Modern Warfare® 2 and COD 4 Patches
Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward Studios, said in an interview that "there are patches in the works." 
BUT here is a list of things he said-
-Main focus is on Modern Warfare 3
-MAKE SURE people know that there is NO rebalancing (i.e OMA is not changing in MW2)
-Really looking into making the Security better
-Remove most, if not all, the hacking
-Once MW2 is locked down, COD4 is next.
-Some sort of "PC Patch" "recently came out"
-Takes a lot of resources for legacy titles
-Focused on making sure this doesn't happen in Modern Warfare 3!
-All in all, definitely stuff in the works.

Stay tuned to @fourzerotwo for the latest updates on COD4 patches, MW2 patches, and all of your Modern Warfare 3 news.
SOURCE: OneOfSwords Podcast Episode #80
Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® was released in 2007 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 was released in 2009 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

BREAKING: Activision Just CONFIRMED a Nintendo Wii™ version of Modern Warfare® 3! [UPDATED 2X]
Today during Activision Blizzard Publishing Inc. 's quarterly earnings call CONFIRMED that Modern Warfare® 3 will be coming to the Nintendo Wii™ on November 8th, 2011! 
Here is what Dan Amrich, a social media guy for Activision, has put on his blog: 
"MW3 is coming to the Wii.
And that’s all that was said, but this is the first time they have confirmed a platform beyond PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. I am hoping to have some info on this on this week’s podcast."

CONFIRMED: Treyarch, developers of Call of Duty®: Black Ops, are going to be "porting" Modern Warfare® 3 to the Nintendo Wii™ version for a November 8th, 2011 launch via Robert Bowling in the latest edition of "OneOfSwords Podcast"


SOURCE:Dan Amrich (OneOfSwords) & Activision 
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming to Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and now Nintendo Wii™ on November 8th, 2011!

BREAKING: Activision Just Announced that a NEW MAP PACK for Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection™ [UPDATED2x]
Activision Inc. just announced, during their quarterly earning call that " During the quarter, Activision Publishing also expects to release the Call of Duty: Black Ops Resurrection™ (officially called Rezurrection) content pack for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC"
"Lift off into the ultimate Zombies epic with Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection, and be the first to launch into space for a new dimension of undead action! This all-Zombies content pack hurls players into orbit with "Moon," the climax to the Zombies saga, as well as the most challenging and thrilling adventure yet. The undead shift in and out of sight, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. Undead astronauts easily shamble toward their next meal, unaffected by the base's fluctuating gravity.
Arm yourself with a space-age arsenal of epic proportions, including the Wave Gun, capable of cooking zombies from the inside out, as well as the Quantum Entanglement Device, which taps into the theories of quantum mechanics to bless (or curse!) your battle against the undead. Along with new equipment and an all-new Perk for thrice the zombie-slaying fun, you'll have the tools you need to turn back the undead tide once and for all.
In addition to the final chapter, Rezurrection also includes:
- Four re-mastered levels from Call of Duty: World at War: "Nacht der Untöten," "Verrückt," "Shi No Numa," and "Der Riese," where it all began.
- An enhanced Zombies soundtrack including, three tracks never before available for purchase.
- A new Zombies "Moon" theme.

Those of you that purchased the Black Ops Hardened or Prestige Editions and already own the four re-mastered maps, the other contents in the Rezurrection content pack will be free, including Moon, the soundtrack and the theme.
For players that haven't purchased the Hardened or Prestige Editions, Rezurrection will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points. To commemorate release, we'll be hosting Double XP over Labor Day weekend."
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection downloadable content pack will launch worldwide, first on Xbox LIVE on August 23rd, 2011.

UPDATE 2: Treyarch "accidentally" put the PS3 and PC launch date as 08.23.11 as well; Pic here:
SOURCE: Dan Amrich (@OneOfSwords) & Activision

LOTS of NEW Call of Duty® XP details have been revealed today! The BIGGEST ONE is EVERY Attendees to receive Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition for FREE! Also on the official Call of Duty XP site there are new "graphic" pictures of what the experience will be like! 

$1 million tournament qualifications have been revealed with a video! 
The Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is the battleground for the Call of Duty® $1 Million Tournament Sponsored by Xbox 360®, set to feature a roster of top Call of Duty warriors in a colossal 32-team, single-elimination tournament for a record $1 million in cash and prizes. Over September 2nd and 3rd, one victorious four-man crew will emerge victorious and walk away with $400,000 for first place and international acclaim as the world's premiere Call of Duty players.
Four slots will be available onsite.
Tackle the Call of Duty®: Black Ops gauntlet on September 2nd for your chance to win.
Gamers worldwide can pre-qualify for the remaining 28 slots now.
All pre-qualification contests will utilize Call of Duty: Black Ops.Successful pre-qualifiers will receive round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations to compete in the main event at Call of Duty® XP. 
See rules governing each pre-qualification contest for details.
A legion of top Call of Duty gamers. Thirty-two slots. Eight money winners. One worldwide champion squad.
(Some details here are old, things in RED are new)
-Prepare for a weekend of titanic firsts, kicked off by the worldwide public reveal of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3®'s epic multiplayer mode and the full roll-out of Call of Duty® Elite. Be among the first to witness the future of multiplayer gaming at the XP opening ceremony on the massive main stage LED screen, then play it yourself. Demo stations will be running non-stop throughout the weekend.
Details of Modern Warfare 3's "Challenges" here:" 
All attendees can battle for fun and prizes in Modern Warfare 3's numerous multiplayer gauntlets, which pit 16 teams of four players against each other in a series of break-neck, 10-minute rounds. These single-elimination frag-fests will be fought all weekend long – only one team per gauntlet will survive to celebrate their glory.
Ticket holders will also experience Modern Warfare 3's ferocious Spec Ops Survival mode for the first time at Call of Duty XP. Compete in teams of two to outlast opposing squads and clear the most waves. Winners will be handsomely rewarded.
Gauntlets and King of the Hill matches will also be ongoing in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, Black Ops, World at War and Call of Duty® 4. Individual players will reign supreme in these savage free-for-alls until dethroned by another player.
Black Ops Zombie mode will offer hardcore zombie killers the chance to headshot their way to glory solo or in teams. Call of Duty XP delivers action-packed, in-person multiplayer competition for all skill levels and styles of play."

"Attendees can also duke it out in Juggernaut Sumo and take a plunge down a military-style zipline. Massive Modern Warfare-inspired experiences like these happen in only one place – Call of Duty XP."
GO to the official site for more:

Victor (@charlieINTELcom) will be there!
Call of Duty® XP takes place September 2nd and 3rd and is sponsored by Xbox 360®. 
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is set to launch on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.
Call of Duty® ELITE is set to launch on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC.

Beachhead Studios Gives Us Updates about the BETA. Here are a few:
As you see in those two tweets by the official Call of Duty® ELITE twitter, they are saying "Each day on weekdays" are when invites are going out. And for the PS3 players... "Working on this, but cannot yet announce. As soon as possible once dev work is complete."
This does raise a few questions-
Will PS3 users get to stay on the beta after Call of Duty® XP? (*that is when the BETA is supposed to end*)
If invites are going out everyday, how many people out of the 2 million are in?
*I will try to get answers* If you have questions contact me on twitter! @kkiller14


The BETA version of Call of Duty® ELITE has started for Xbox 360®, with Playstation®3 joining later. No PC beta
The FINAL version of Call of Duty® ELITE is launching November 8th, 2011 alongside Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC. 
SOURCE: Official Call of Duty® ELITE Twitter 

PreOrder Numbers Are in for the Month of July: MW3 v BF3!
This is for the week ending July 30th. NOT the whole month
Days keep on going by and the preorder numbers keep going up! So here is the latest numbers, for overall month of July. 
So lets see:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 380,142 in the month of July. (OVERALL Total - 947,792)
Battlefield 3 - 247,574 in the month of July. (OVERALL Total - 537,533)

So as you see Modern Warfare 3 has a clear advantage in the gaming industry as it is almost reaching ONE MILLION preorders which would be a first for Call of Duty preorder this early. 

Battlefield 3™ is being developed by DICE™ and EA™ and is set to launch October 25th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games and is set to launch November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation available now for PS3 and PC with double XP!
Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation available now for PS3 and PC with double XP!

Thats right PS3 and PC fans the third map pack for black Ops is available now! Double XP will be starting today at 10am PDT.

The Annihilation DLC Map Pack is now availible on PS3 and PC!
Activision has just released the next piece of downloadable content for the blockbuster first-person shooter for PS3 and PC. The third DLC pack, Annihilation, follows up on the success of the First Strike and Escalation expansions with four new maps for competitive multiplayer and another new zombie map pack. According to the official announcement by Treyarch and Activision:

With Annihilation, Black Ops fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets
and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.

Beachhead Studios reaffirms that Elite Beta is coming to PS3 ASAP
Beachhead really disappointed people when on the day of the BETA launch, the PS3 got changed to "coming soon" and PC got "No beta." But now they are reassuring ALL the PS3 ELITE fans that they "are dedicated to getting the PS3 beta up ASAP." That should be good! And "More Details Soon." It seems as if that "soon" could be a while...
Lets hope not! 
*Xbox fans: Call of Duty ELITE beta invites will keep going out, stay tuned to your inbox.

Call of Duty® ELITE 's final version is launching on Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC) along side Modern Warfare® 3 November 8th, 2011

SOURCE: Call of Duty ELITE Twitter

Introducing , our "sister-site" all about Battlefield
We've been hard at work this past week in order to bring you our "sister-site", which will be a mirror image of this site, except it will include  "all things" Battlefield related.

The site's Admin and main blogger will be Keshav  (Kkiller14) while (Victor -  Socalrider99) will assume the editor 
role. Also dont forget to follow (@bravoINTELcom) if you want to follow all the latest  Battlefield 3 news.

We realize that this may "bother" some hardcore Call of Duty ("Anti-Battlefield") fans, however we feel both are great games in their own way, and remember there's no need to follow both. If you're curious or if you're a hardcore Battlefield fan then please check out the site. charlieINTEL will still be dedicated to "all things" Call of Duty related.

Here is the link to the all new site!
I will still be posting here for Call of Duty news and will post there for all the Battlefield news!

Where are the official Modern Warfare 3 forums?
It has been three months since Modern Warfare 3's official announcement and there is STILL NO official forums. Way back in May right before the World Premiere Gameplay Trailer came out, Robert Bowling replied to someone who asked "Is it safe to say the forums will go up with the trailer?" His answer "That is a fairly same assumption." That was in May, it is now JULY and still no forums. Well what is the official peoples answer?? "The Activision Digital Team is moving at a very slow pace." Then how come Black Ops forums went up in June. Anyone have ideas? I keep asking Robert Bowling and get nothing from him. If you can try and let me know on twitter! Lets hope the forums go up BEFORE Call of Duty® XP!!!

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is set to launch November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

Modern Warfare 3's Survival Mode against Black Ops's Zombies Mode
Recently People have started to compare Black Ops zombies against MW3's Survival Mode. Well is it that same? According to Robert Bowling, "It is just a wave-based game mode which we have changed to work with the story of Modern Warfare 3."

So let us find out:
Modern Warfare 3 - Spec Ops:
-You play against not just simple players but against Juggernauts as well
-You can use killstreaks to assist  
-Currency can also buy attachments and even better weapons.
-Play in ALL multiplayer and single player locations-As each "wave" progresses the enemies come at you with different weapons and stronger people
-You can ONLY play with a maximum of TWO players
-Have three armories: Gun Armory, Equipment Armory, and Air support Armory
-Have dogs with C4 attached, call in back-up Delta Forces to assist

-Have Specific currencies to buy weapons.
-Have leader-boards-Play offline, split screen, or online-Unlock achievements and get automatic matchmaking for online

-Based on "wave game mode where enemies come at you"
-Have a purpose-You start with a basic weapon and have to buy better ones 

Black Ops - Zombies:
-The "enemies" which are Zombies have NO guns, they just come at you with their hands
.-As each "round" progresses the enemies come at you with more population and faster and angrier
-You can play with up to FOUR players-Specific maps for Zombies
-Currency only buys you guns and opens doors.
-Build barriers.

So as you see there are very few aspects in which MW3 copies Black Ops. 


Call of Duty®: Black Ops is already released for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, PC, and Nintendo Wii™.

GameStop reveals their NEXT PreOrder Exclusive for Modern Warfare 3
After 4 delays, GameStop finally revealed their next Preorder Exclusive! It is enter for a chance to get a slot to participate in the 1,000,000 $ event at Call of Duty XP! Wow! There are FOUR slots ONLY! So hurry up and sign up!

Call of Duty® XP is a convention for Call of Duty® where Modern Warfare® 3's multiplayer will be revealed. Takes Place Sept. 2nd - 3rd. 
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.

Battlefield 3™ is currently the #2 for "Top Xbox 360" & #1 for "Top PS3" Game over at
Even though the preorder numbers clearly state Modern Warfare 3 is far ahead of Battlefield 3, Battlefield 3 is currently number two for Xbox 360 and number one for PS3 on GameStop "Top Games" (pictured above). The benefits of getting Battlefield 3 right now (I have preordered both) is that you get the Limited Edition for the SAME $60, instead of when the game launches this same model is going to be $90! Modern Warfare 3 WAS number one for both but as you see that changed pretty quickly. For me, BF3 and MW3 are both going to be amazing and can't wait for them to release. 
To preorder Battlefield 3 (via GameStop): BF3 PreOrder 
To preorder Modern Warfare 3 (via GameStop): MW3 PreOrder

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC. (Activision®, Infinity Ward, & Sledgehammer Games)
Battlefield 3™ is launching October 25th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC. (EA, DICE™, & Frostbite™ 2)

SOURCE: GameStop

Prototype® 2 confirmed by Activision for a April 2012 Release
Activision announced that Prototype 2 will be available April 24th, 2012.
Here is what they said:
" SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The epic showdown between James Heller and Alex Mercer will happen on April 24, 2012 as Activision Publishing, Inc. has confirmed the launch date for its highly anticipated open-world action game PROTOTYPE® 2 at San Diego Comic-Con.  In celebration of the newly revealed launch timing, Radical Entertainment is unveiling the first of a stunning three-part CG trailer for the game at"

Prototype® 2 is being developed by Radical Entertainment and will available April 24th, 2012 for the Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, and PC.
To view the FULL PRESS RELEASE click on the button below:

NowGamers went HANDS-ON Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Mode
NOWGamer went hands on with MW3 Survival Mode and gave an amazing description:
-Start of each GAME (Not round) you are equipped with the Last --Stand perk, a pistol, and suit armor. 
-"But these points also transfer into currency that can be spent on new unlocks from one of three armoury stores dotted around the map. There are some pretty neat unlocks available to you, but careful money management is crucial if you ever want to save up for the best items. There are also cash challenges similar to contracts in Black Ops. In the bottom left of the screen there is a ‘Rampage’ meter. Rampage fills as you earn killstreaks, and once you hit a certain amount of kills, you get a fat wedge of currency as a bonus. It’s a neat incentive to encourage good performance."

They rest of the review (it is very detailed and long) can be found here: NOWGamer HandsOn  ; and the SPEC OPS section of our Confirmed List will also be updated with details.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is launching on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, and PC.

Pre-Order Numbers for the Week of July 16th are IN for America!
The Pre-Order numbers are in for America the week ending July 16th! For Xbox 360, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is 2nd place with 531,687 total and weekly change of 29,370. For PS3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is 4th place with 236,083 total, and weekly change of 16,943. Modern Warfare 3 for PC is NOT on the most pre-ordered game list. 
Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3:
Modern Warfare 3 has a big jump over Battlefield 3 in pre-orders.
MW3 Numbers: Xbox 360- 531,687 ; PS3- 236,083 ; TOTAL- 767,770
BF3 Numbers: Xbox 360- 256,875  ; PS3- 139,973 ; TOTAL- 396,848
Difference: 370,922
So it seems that MW3 has a big lead!
Modern Warfare 3 vs. Black Ops:
This point back in July of 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops had only a total of 212,438 on Xbox 360, and only a total of 122,178 for PS3. So, if you compare these two games Modern Warfare 3 has already demolished the sales of Black Ops with 319,249 more pre-orders for Xbox 360 already!! For PS3 Modern Warfare 3 has gained 113,905 more pre-orders than Black Ops!! 
Modern Warfare 3 will be a hit this November!!

Call of Duty®: Black Ops is already out for Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, PC, Wii, and DS and WAS developed by Treyarch.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is coming November 8th, 2011 to Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, and PC and IS being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games.
Battlefield 3™ is coming October 25th, 2011 to Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, and PC and IS being developed by DICE™ using Frostbite™ 2 Engine.


Call of Duty® XP Tickets on sale NOW! (Update of JULY 24th)
Call of Duty® XP Tickets are available now! *Looks like there are too many people signing up because it says "Bear with us, We are currently experiencing a large demand for tickets. Please be patient while other Call of Duty® fans complete their registrations."
-But still at least the tickets are on sale! 
-To buy your tickets go here: CODXP Tickets
-Tickets cost $150 and all the money goes to the Call of Duty Endowment Program! 
-The exclusive sponsor of this event is Microsoft Corporation and all demos will be on the Xbox 360® only.
-I will update this page the moment they come back up and once they sell out!

UPDATE as of JULY 24th: Tickets are still available! Get it while it lasts!!!

Call of Duty® XP takes place September 2nd and 3rd, at this event Modern Warfare® 3's multiplayer will be revealed. Official website: COD XP

Activision® RESOLVES the Issue


For a good while, (not official) redirected to Battlefield 3™'s official website. Some thought this was EA's work, but it was shown (on Google Cache) that the owner (some pissed off COD fan) made the site redirect. All sorts of reports came up that moment on twitter of what is going on with the redirect. So it seems Activision got involved to set the record straight. Yesterday, July 16th, there was a court order on the site stating the this website must be shut down or redirect somewhere else. Today it seems to be gone and that site is showing "Warning This Website is Under Siege" and has some random video playing. At the bottom there seems to be a live twitter feed showing tweets with "#MW3" in it.

So it looks like everything is settled out and that site won't be having any more issues, but we never know. 

Battlefield 3™ is the game of EA
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is the game of Activision Publishing Inc. 

Annihilation Content Pack for PC is available for PRE-ORDER for 10% off on Steam
Save 10%
Thats correct PC fans! Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation is available for PRE-ORDER for 10% off at $13.49! 
Annihilation comes with four new multiplayer maps and one new zombies map. 
Original Price is $14.99! Get it while it lasts!
{**This offer is only through Steam for PC**}

To pre-order Annihilation go here: Pre-Order on PC

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation Content Pack is available now on Xbox 360®, and will be available on PC, and PS3® JULY 28th! 

Double XP Weekend Coming to Black Ops July 29th! 
Get ready folks, Double XP for Call of Duty: Black Ops is coming July 29th to ALL platforms! 
In celebration of Annihilation on PS3 and PC, Treyarch will be holding a double XP weekend from July 29th to July 31st for PS3®, PC, Xbox 360®, and Wii.
So get ready to level up twice as fast, and for you folks who are 15th prestige you get double COD points! 

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation Content Pack 3 is available now on Xbox 360®, and coming to Playstation® 3 and PC July 28th for $14.99 ! 

Modern Warfare® 3 versus Battlefield 3™ Round One: System Performance (Updated with new info in red)
Two of the biggest games of this year are both coming out later this year and today is the first day of many more rounds to come of MW3 v BF3!
So today ROUND ONE is "System Performance"-
Modern Warfare® 3: 
-Infinity Ward is absolutely focusing on making sure every system runs equally. [60FPS for all system, same visuals, and same details]
-ALL platforms will have same features! *PC system details not yet confirmed*
-*HD resolution not yet confirmed* (most likely 720p)
Battlefield 3™:
-Well, 30FPS for Xbox 360 and PS3 and 60FPS for PC.
-Game was made on PC and ported to console. (E3 Gameplay was shown in PC, Console version wasn't shown until end June 2011)
-MULTIPLAYER- 64 player mode.
-*One advantage of being at 30FPS is that BF3 will get full 1080p HD on both Xbox 360 and PS3.*

Well how 60FPS affect console gameplay?
-According to the developer for Modern Warfare® 3, "The faster the frames per second the more smoother and amazing action gameplay."
System Fairness?
-Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series has always been confirmed to be equal for all, so THUMBS UP Infinity Ward! 

Stay tuned here for each round! Email me if you would like for me to add something else! {EMAIL ABOVE}

Battlefield 3™ is being developed by DICE™ and Frostbite™ and is set to launch on October 25th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, and PC.
Modern Warfare® 3 is being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games and is set to launch on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360®, PS3®, and PC.

New official Call of Duty® Twitter Accounts
There are two new official Call of Duty® twitter accounts that were activated!
@CallofDuty - run by the folks at Activision
@CallOfDutyElite - run by Beachhead Studios

These accounts were confirmed to be official be Dan Amrich (@OneOfSwords), a social media guy for Activision. 

Call of Duty® ELITE is being developed by Beachhead Studios.
Activsion® is a publishing company.

UPDATE: New Details Revealed about Call of Duty® ELITE 
As most of you guys probably know by now, the Call of Duty ELITE beta has begun.
Here are some of the updates with Call of Duty ELITE:
-Beta starts on Xbox 360, with PS3 joining later, and NO PC beta.
-Features with the beta: Whatever was ready is up there, EVEN the Compete tab with prizes TBA.
-You can now (FINALLY) update your Custom Classes during a game using the ELITE mobile app *NOT WITH THE BETA*
-The Beta version of ELITE will be only available through the web.
-The FINAL version of ELITE will be available through the web, iOS devices, Android devices, and your console. 
-If someone is trying to give you a "invite code" it is a SCAM! Only EMAILs will come through Call of Duty to get in the beta!!!
-Beachhead has said they will be getting almost everyone into the beta so stay tuned to your email!
-CONFIRMED: One of the prizes will be a JEEP! 

For official updates about Call of Duty® ELITE follow the new official twitter account @CallOfDutyElite

The final version of Call of Duty® ELITE is set to launch alongside Modern Warfare® 3 November 8th, 2011.

Stay Tuned to the "Confirmed List" page for the latest and newest details on ELITE and other COD info! 

Dualshockers Interviews Robert Bowling
During an interview with Dual Shockers (@DualShockers on twitter) Robert Bowling answered a few things about Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3:
-Modern Warfare 3's story is totally different than the real world events.
-Just the places that are being played in are real
-Russian army has invaded America
-Playing in real world environments changes the way you play
-New York has already been under siege for a while, not very populated with people, but with explosions and loud noises.
-Other places will be populated because it is just starting around the world-Fighting in each place will be different 
-You will get to see entire sky scrapers coming down

Call of Duty® ELITE Details-
-Change your custom class on the fly and push it to the game and even DURING A GAME!

-You can play mission mode and it will have cool locations that "don't fit in multiplayer or single player."
-Survival Mode- Ranking, Leaderboards, etc have been brought from multiplayer
-Play in all of the multiplayer maps, so you can experience the maps first.

PS3 vs. 360--
"Making sure you are getting the same experience on all systems is key in Modern Warfare 3," said Robert.
-No suffering for PS3 player- same frame rate and visuals. 
-PC players can enhance their own experience if they have a better graphic computer. 

When can we hear about multiplayer?
-Again, Call of Duty XP September 2nd and 3rd
-"Maybe will we tricker out some stuff before then," said Robert.
-Stay tuned to @fourzerotwo for some multiplayer details before Call of Duty XP!

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 is set to launch November 8th, 2011 on Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, and PC.