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Prepare for War With PTOM’s Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Expose

Roger Burchill's Avatar + Posted by Roger Burchill on Sep 26, 2011 // Managing Editor, PlayStation: The Official Magazine

The mother of all shooters is about to hit and PTOM’s November issue has intel straight from the Call of Duty team on the changes to online multiplayer. We’ve got tips on strategy and tactics from Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer, as well as a sneak peek at two maps. It’s everything you’ll need to dominate in Modern Warfare 3 from day one…unless you’re like us and lack the ability to aim. Thank god for the noob tube…

PTOM November 2011 Cover

If modern war doesn’t have enough shooting to satisfy your trigger finger, how about a good ol’-fashioned American crime spree? We’ve got Saints Row: The Third’s Super Genius Man-Cat Professor Genki with an exclusive tour of the violence-ridden city of Steelport. It’s the wackiest spin on the open-world crime game that we’ve seen since….well, never. Honestly, in what other game can you fire a weapon that shoots a mind-controlling octopus that you can detonate for wide-scale destruction? Or call in an airstrike to take out rival gang members? There’s even a controller button dedicated to delivering nutshots! It’s outrageous—in that special, tasteless way we so adore.

Rounding out the issue, we’ve got big-time previews of THQ’s brawlers WWE ‘12 and UFC Undisputed 3, hang out with platform pals in Rayman Origins and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and take spin in Ridge Racer: Unbounded. We’ve also got the final verdict on the latest PlayStation releases including Resistance 3, Dead Island, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, NHL and Madden 12, and the oh-so-special Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

We’ve also got first looks at Borderlands 2 and our new gamegal crush with Lollipop Chainsaw. PTOM is on newsstands September 27th and hitting subscribers mailboxes right now. Enjoy!

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+ Heavenly_king on September 26th, 2011 at 9:05 am said:

Nice cover, but probably wont buy the game


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+ remanutd5 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:06 am said:

off topic , hey guys whats up with the new youtube video where you guys hint at a lot of playstation exclusive games ? is it some sort of new service or game ?


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    + Roger Burchill on September 26th, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

    Hmm…I don’t think the video you’re talking about is from us. But we do have a new YouTube Channel where you can check out the PTOM staffs on upcoming games. Head over to http://www.youtube.com/user/PTOMvideo


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+ colonel005 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:08 am said:

You should have put another game in the cover. MW3 is more popular for Xbox.

Also, noticed that you put the PSVita in the platforms, but should have been PS3, PSVITA, PSP.


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+ Heavenly_king on September 26th, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

Hopefully Sony in time will advertise as it should “Killzone Next” in order to have better sells. Games like Uncharted and GOW are sellling great because of the game on its own, and not because of TV adds, so I wonder how fantastic those 2 games would sell if they have a proper advertisement campaign…..sight :(


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+ burningwind on September 26th, 2011 at 9:12 am said:

Mother of military shooters? Eh, the series gets way too much praise. It just got lucky and became a trend. Trends are exempt from basic quality issues that most games have to deal with.


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+ Maverick10 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:13 am said:

Great cover. Anxious to read your R3 and DI review


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+ RE_Player on September 26th, 2011 at 9:15 am said:

I love Playstation Magazine but I’m kind of disappointed that Modern Warfare 3 is going to be on the cover of my next issue. I’ll probably rip it off due to my strong distaste for the game and Activision in general. Looking forward to the other game coverage, like Lolipop Chainsaw and Rayman.


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+ EnigmaNemesis on September 26th, 2011 at 9:15 am said:

To be the “mother” you have to create… CoD did not create!

Bad tagline.


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+ Butters360 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:21 am said:

Great cover but Battlefield 3 DESERVES this a whole HELL of a lot more than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.


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+ Deathspear666 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:22 am said:

@EnigmaNemesis..I agree..id Software made the mother of ALL shooters lol


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+ xoiea on September 26th, 2011 at 9:23 am said:

yeah, BF3 has been good to PS3 lately, and then this thing hits, lol COD paid more for ads.


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+ Deathspear666 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am said:

@xoiea..You have to remember that magazines are written 2-3 months in advance..


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+ Mythodix on September 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am said:

If they are advertising on the PSM then the PS3 port of MW3 is going to be complete garbage, what other way to try and sell something broken


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+ DeathGazer on September 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am said:

That’s an excellent cover. Too bad it represents a garbage game.


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on September 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am said:

niiceee ill try to pick up MW3 as well….regardless of all the hate, the game is still good…tbh if BF3 didn’t exist or would not come out till next year. EVERYONE will be hyping MW3 right now. no doubt.


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on September 26th, 2011 at 9:27 am said:

P.S everyone here has Playstation Plus…lolololol i need to subscribe!!


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+ Sir_Vague on September 26th, 2011 at 9:28 am said:

If Activision doesn’t care about me as a PS3 gamer, why should I care about MW3?


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+ EnigmaNemesis on September 26th, 2011 at 9:28 am said:

@ xCh0z3n-0n3x

Well thank goodness for competition now huh?

Or we would be forced to play the same ole game in the CoD series every… single… year!


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+ CrAzYDaVe0209 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:33 am said:

I want this


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+ BLEACH-Fan on September 26th, 2011 at 9:33 am said:

Meh getting BF3, Activision can bite me


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

COD dosnt deserve to be on the cover of a playstation mag…unless it was exclusive to a MSmag last month that is, right?…lol.

What the heck guys?!

Playstation needs to stop supporting them as much as they have us. I will be skipping this issue. No thanks.


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+ gold818 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

really? come on PlayStation blog know your community. call of duty modern warfare 3 is an arcade style game like halo which sole purpose is to challenge the player. Battlefield 3 on the other hand is like socom and MAG a tactical game which challenges the team which leads to better communication, social behave and better awareness of the battlefield unlike halo and call of duty where trash talk over unfair methods are dormant.

Xbox Live = Call Of Duty noob play

PlayStation Network = Battlefield 3 teamwork and tactics


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 9:43 am said:

And no I don’t care if it’s a diff dev…


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+ SyrupCakeEater on September 26th, 2011 at 9:47 am said:

BF3 all the way!!!


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+ PatricioUSA on September 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am said:

Bye bye COD. Battlefield 3 is here.


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am said:

lol.. cod on the cover of playstation magazine( have you guys been drinking?).. You know i should give roger burchill and the psm guys some tars(ear) for that, but im let them off off this time..

Cod s the mother of all crappy shooters.. ps3 really dont need cod onthe brand but becuase the guy up above (maybe they are drinking just as heavly as psm staff when made this cover) want the money thats why he have it.. Just like when the joker said in batman dark night movie. “Money aint every thing. its about sending a message”!!. and sony shooters are sending message they are ment to be played with skill..!!

money a dont define wast good or bad if it bad it be bad. regardless.You guys should piut the whiskey coffee down .. please.! oh and this rated a 1.. sorry nothing personal but i does break my heart ..

mcbuttz78
vp psn legionairee group.


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    + Roger Burchill on September 26th, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

    Man, you guys are rough! Just because MW3 is on our cover doesn’t mean we hate BF3. In fact, we’re really looking forward to a head-to-head battle when we sit down with the review builds. Truthfully, I’m not sure which I’m going to prefer yet. BF3 may offer a more realistic experience, but I do love the Modern Warfare series’ arcade playstyle and epic set pieces. I realize that many gamers have issues with Activision, but why write off a game before you’ve even played it a bit?


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

The flag background is so awesome…then you had to smear poop all over it…


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+ nirojan45 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

Why would Sony want to advertise a series which boasts shipping DLC maps first to their competitor. Sure COD is the top selling PS3 title year-over-year, but it’s the same for the 360 too. If I were PSM I’d be advertising BF3 and how Sony is locking eclusives for that game.


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+ EJayDub on September 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am said:

Early intel on Maps the PS3 users won’t get until 2-3 months after Xbox! lol


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+ Bilsebob on September 26th, 2011 at 10:11 am said:

Something smells FISHY here. Oh, it’s just COD.


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+ ScarGardens on September 26th, 2011 at 10:12 am said:

Thankfully the slip up of “the mother of all military shooters” has been removed. Not sure how you can call it that when quite possibly the ONLY reason I would even touch the game is because of Zombie Mode. That being said…Military shooter, really…how do you include this theory of Zombies & the Military? Battlefield has been dominate for a long time now, because they took a leave of absence doesn’t mean that CoD became the “mother.” while apparently were just throwing out random titles for games…id like to suggest Battlefield 3: The Leader Returns; Domination through Tactics & Teamwork.


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+ guitarded77 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:17 am said:

BATTLEFIELD 3 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Spacerac on September 26th, 2011 at 10:19 am said:

Why isn’t Ratchet on the cover?


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    + Roger Burchill on September 26th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

    Ratchet was on our April 2011 issue cover.


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+ PatriotEyez27 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:21 am said:

Surprised seeing this on the blog/OPM.


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+ MoneyMaker110 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:21 am said:

i got it last week and was hoping it was an ad cover i could remove


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+ kivi95 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:22 am said:

Wont pick this up. Hate everything that has cod on it. Ratchet and Clank should have been on the cover.


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 10:22 am said:

@29

LoL, right?

PSM must be crazy…

Thank goodness my sub ran out two months ago. Because I’m not going to have to go outta my way not to par’take of this issue.


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+ x-_Lito_-x on September 26th, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

Yawn, another FPS. Can you people play other games.


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+ ERC1980 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:29 am said:

yeah sorry Roger

excellent cover

POOP GAME

i have the issue as a sub

you need to focus on cover stories for exclusives and ocassionally multiplats (Bioshock Infinite for example)


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+ lisatsunami on September 26th, 2011 at 10:31 am said:

Hi, I love PTOM. Already got this month’s & yes, I was surprised to see the cover go to MW, when the logical choice was Ico.

Anyway, please make the magazine an electronic option. I would prefer to read & download some articles. The magazine is beautiful & my favorite read, but storage space is a problem.


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+ HeavyToka on September 26th, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

I’ll be skipping this month; CoD is generic.


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+ JAVIER249 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

Im excited for the Saints Row Third :)


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    + Roger Burchill on September 26th, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

    We are too. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times during a game demo.


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+ DaxMontana on September 26th, 2011 at 10:34 am said:

Love the new Battlefield 3 slogan:

Above and beyond the Call.

Classic!


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+ KILLA_KING_007 on September 26th, 2011 at 10:36 am said:

I’ll be playing BF3.


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+ ScarGardens on September 26th, 2011 at 10:43 am said:

This gets a 1/5…even that is generous.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on September 26th, 2011 at 10:47 am said:

UU.oo…where is the MW3 branded barf bag…..oh thank you *BARF*


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

@40

I just dipped into the app store on my pad here on your suggestion of a digital medium.

I was unaware they even had an app. Not article by article,BUT a nice digital option none the less.


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+ KwietStorm on September 26th, 2011 at 11:00 am said:

How dare you


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+ BananaFish on September 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

The “mother” of all shooters is Wolfenstein.


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    + Roger Burchill on September 26th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

    The “mother of all shooters” line basically refers to the fact that Modern Warfare games sell a bazillion copies. Innovation, quality, historical impact are separate issues.


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+ WastelandDan on September 26th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

Zieg waffenstien!


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