MW3 DLC, Maps, Spec Ops Comes to PC

imageGood news, MW3 fans! The epic-madness of MW3 is now available on PC. It may had taken several torturous days of waiting, but the first DLC available for MW3 on PC has finally arrived. Included  in the downloadable content is  four new multiplayer maps along with two new Spec Ops… the cost is cheap, sending you back at a mere 15 dollars…but you should only pull out the green paper if you can forgive publisher Activision for taking such a long time to make the DLC happen on the PC side.

Something that kinda… sorta of stinks… is that the DLC is nothing new under the sun – your Xbox friends will be taunting you for getting the same content they got a millennia ago on Xbox LIVE. Still, 15 bucks does sound cheap… after all… who could refuse more madness for the awesome game title that is MW3.

Are you a MW3 fan? Check out our comprehensive review of the game

MW3 Comprehensive Game Review

This game review is part of the Xbox 360 Game Reviews

Browse General Info,Button Layouts, Screenshots, Reviews, Walkthroughs, Achievement Lists for MW3

Overview

Genre: Shooter

Players: Campaign-Single

Offline Players- 2-4

Offline Co-op- 2-4

System Link- 1-4

Co-op- Two or more

Multiplayer- 2-18 Players

Co-op: 2-4 ( offline)

HD: Up to 1080p(scaled)

3-D: No

Button Layout for MW3

RT– Fire                               RS– Look( Click for Melee)          X– Use/ Reload

LT– Aim Down Sight          LS– Move(Click to Sprint)             B– Crouch/Prone

RB– Flag Grenade             D-Pad- Inventory                            A-Jump

LB– Special Grenade        Y– Switch Weapon

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Total Score : StarStarStarStar(Amazing)

Awards:

editor's choice game award    IGN editor's choice game

gamespot-mw3    metacritic score for mw3

What Critics Say

One startlingly huge, polished, and downright entertaining shooter experience– Official Xbox Mag

We still can’t get enough.—GamesRadar

too damn addicting to pass up. IGN

iterates rather than innovates, so the fun you have is familiar . – Gamespot

Details for Xbox Live

Online: 2- 18 players                         Content Download: Yes

File Sharing: Yes                              Voice: Yes

development

Developer: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games             Release Year: 2011

Publisher:  Activision                                                           Version 1.04 (Xbox 360)

Learn more.

Mw3 Manual and Resources

MW3 Game Manual

Official Game Manual

Guides and Walkthroughs

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IGN Walkthrough for “Black Tuesday”

 

 

Achievement Lists

IGN Achievement List for MW3

Note:  This list belongs to IGN and was not created and/or modified by Premier Microsoft

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GraphicsStarStarStarStarStar

This really feels like the expansive, immersive world it’s meant to be. Rich textures, great character models, and fabulous scenery… from the Eiffel Tower to the rusted Somalian outposts, this is truly another world..

Gameplay:StarStarStarStar

The campaign is absolutely fabulous. It is rich, immersive, and completely envelops you into hours of gameplay. Co-op is as fun as the number of players engaged… and multiplayer, well… .for those long-time COD fans, multiplayer is as great as ever…. of course, the campaign shines too bright, while Co-op mode seems to dim… hmm…

Sound:StarStarStarStarStar

The ambiance and sound effects are spot-on. From the shrill of a Black Hawk to the steady rumble of machine gun fire, MW3 lacks nothing in how warfare sounds….the killer sound is probably the buzzing radio as it steadily calls out “Target sighted at 3’o’clock”

Lasting Appeal   StarStarStarStar

The campaign is mind-boggling… but it would have been nice if the folks at Infinity Ward had rolled up their sleeves and tackled the Co-op gameplay…the multiplayer is not too special…. as far as lasting appeal, it seems like the developers poured their heart and soul into the campaign, and left other things untouched.

Presentation StarStarStarStarStar

Menus are clear and sleek. Every mission begins with a dazzling ( but pleasant) briefing. Menus, maps, notes, and videos sprawl all over the screen, as the gamer is given the situation behind the mission he is about to play. The briefings are certainly non-intrusive and give the anxious gamer some eye-candy while he awaits the mission to load. In general, the game menu hierarchy is structured phenomenally well.

Those mission briefings are truly a big piece of the puzzle… they remind you why you did throw 60 bucks at a DVD disc….

Xbox 360: Unlocking its Full Potential

307865_279635362059291_165485226807639_948208_2006806618_nSure. You may be the hard-core gamer. The MW3 addict. The Halo fan. But…did you know that your Xbox does other things beside spinning game discs. In this article, unlock all the features you never knew your Xbox had.

Play your DVD in near-hd

It’s easy. Just pop the DVD into your 360 console. Your Xbox will play the DVD in amazing near-HD quality. The reason is that the 360 was engineered to be a massive DVD decoder, so that Xbox will exquisitely play all the DVD’s code as it were playing a typical game disc for the Xbox. Since the Xbox doesn’t know the difference, it will play your DVD movie in the same quality that it plays game DVDs. For even better quality, watch your DVDs when the Xbox has a HDMI connection to the TV.

Customize your avatar

You may think this a bit girly, no? I mean, if you have MW3 in Xbox Game Library, why on earth will you spend your time customizing your avatar. Yet, this is actually a very fun and manly experience, if you will. Customizing your avatar means you can tweak his default tee to a limited edition Halo Top… or deck him with a ferocious tiger or try getting him an NBA cap!

Here’s my Avatar as an example. (Screenshots taken by Premier Microsoft. Xbox Avatar is a product  of the Microsoft group of companies.)

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Get gold, get it all

imageYep. For 60 bucks, you get full entertainment and gaming for a year. Microsoft demands 60 dollar bills a year in exchange you get Netflix Streaming (subscription required), ESPN, iHeart Radio, Facebook, Twitter, Live TV ( Xfinity, Verizon FiOS), Today not to mention Unlimited Multiplayer( for all Xbox multiplayer games), Video Kinect, Hulu Plus, YouTube, LastFM and exclusive membership-only Deals and Discounts.

(Images courtesy of Microsoft)

Stream pics and movies to Xbox from the PC

It’s as easy as logging in into your PC. Turn your console on and sign in. All you need is a Windows 7 PC and your 360 console.

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Because the Dash is updated frequently, our team will be updating this info for accuracy.

For Music streaming, open your Xbox Dashboard to >Music>Music Player>Select “[your Computer’s Name]> Choose Artist, Song,Genre.

For Video streaming, open your Xbox Dashboard to >Videos>Video Player>Select “[your Computer’s Name]> Choose Folder> then Video.

For Picture Streaming, turn on your Xbox console.Then press the Xbox Guide Button on your Wireless Controller. Navigate to >Media> Pictures> Picture Viewer. Warning: To view pictures, Xbox will exist the currently running task.

Also to view pictures, insert a USB flash-drive( thumb drive). Use either the Dash or the Guide Button to >Select Source> [Flash drive’s name]> and then choose the item.

Rip your music collection

You can rip all your music collection to your console’s hard drive.

Provided that you have 250 Gigs or more of Storage Space, you can save all your favorite tunes to your console, and easily access your favorite music to spice up games or relax in your chair.

Here’s how it works:

Insert a Compact Disc (CD, make sure it is certified CD) into your console’s Disc Tray. In the Dashboard, navigate to >Home>Play Disc. Press A ON THE CONTROLLER.  You will see a music screen where Xbox starts playing music. Navigate to the “Rip CD” option. Press A ON THE CONTROLLER. Xbox will now rip the contents of the CD to the Hard Drive. Make sure that the CD only contains Audio Files, as this is the only thing Xbox can rip.

The bottom line?

Get yourself an Xbox 360. Play games. Watch movies. Listen to music while you play games. Watch videos.

Join all the fun with millions of Xbox gamers worldwide. Get yourself and Xbox.

Order yours here:

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MW3 Prepares for its grand launch on the Xbox

thumbnail[8]Folks, it is finally here in about 12 hours from the time of this article, the highly-anticipated MW3 will launch in a flurry of excitement today at midnight. Our team will keep you posted on the launch and the events surrounding it… but just in case you can’t wait for the red curtain to open, then nothing remains but to preorder MW3 on the Xbox. Best Buy is adding various specials and bonuses with each preorder- plenty of incentive to make your mouth water and run to the pre-ordering website. mw3-xbox-360-standard-edition[1]If you have until midnight to make your preorders, so don’t delay… the Xbox version will feature maps and bonuses first on Xbox as well as limited edition accessories and consoles.

However the moment the clock ticks midnight, your preorders will have arrived. Preorder now and enjoy special bonuses and benefits. MW3 is only as good as the console – if you are truly a serious fan, then check out the MW3-decked console for the Xbox.

thumbnail[2]Speaking of specials, Xbox is heating up the bonuses with a Limited Edition MW3 Console, complete with MW3-themed sound effects and MW3 paint gracing the console.