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Nerd Fallout – In-Depth: No Female Heroes At Activision?

It doesn’t take much to stir up the bee’s nest that is the core-gamer population. Changing a beloved series game play mechanic  – NERD RAGE. Giving a game a bad review – NERD RAGE. Pointing out a social injustice in the gaming community – NERD RAGE.  Like Jacob would say, “Nerds are angry people.”

What made some gamers cry in electronic fury this time?

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Modern Warfare 2 Sells Over $1 Billion Worldwide

Yeah. Modern Warfare 2 is selling a lot. The  game has already brought in over $1 Billion worldwide since its November launch.

Bobby Kotick over at Activision is stoked, of course, saying that the game has exceeded company expectations:

“There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game.”

Which means, you will probably get so much CoD shoved down your throat before the next console generation that you will grow to hate the series.

Despite gamers’ hatred for it, the series will continue to sell well.

Glu Looking Forward to Bringing Modern Warfare 2 and Guitar Hero 5 to Mobiles

Glu Mobile will be developing four upcoming Activision titles for the mobile format: Guitar Hero 5, Modern Warfare 2, Blur and Tony Hawk: RIDE.

]Senior vice president of global publishing for Glu said, “We’re delighted to bring four more innovative and accessible Activision titles to the mobile platform. Past titles within Activision’s leading portfolio of franchises have been a tremendous success for us and we look forward to bringing these much anticipated titles to the mobile market.”

Glu developed Activision’s mobile version os Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

All four of these aforementioned titles will be released Q4 ’09 for Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME and Windows Mobile.

Story: Gamasutra.

Little League World Series Baseball 2009 Launches Today

A baseball game for the Wii.  Geared more at the younger crowd.

Hit the jump for the full release.

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Modern Warfare 2 Lost Some Brand Awareness

According to tracking firm OTX in a talk with Gamasutra, dropping the Call of Duty name from the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 may hurt the game.

The firm says that the game has lost brand recognition through the name change.

Here is an interesting section taken directly from Gamasutra:

“Up until the beginning of May, OTX had been tracking the title as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. More specifically, we asked a representative group of gamers in the U.S. whether or not they had heard of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. At that time, approximately 40 percent of all gamers in the U.S. claimed that they had heard of this title.”

He continued, “However, once it became clear that Activision was positioning the title as Modern Warfare 2, OTX removed ‘Call of Duty‘ from the consumer survey, and the awareness levels dropped to 20 percent. In other words, the Call of Duty brand association essentially doubles the awareness for the game. That is quite a remarkable statistic.”

Read the full article here:  Gamasutra.