Modern Warfare 2 SBMM “Horrific”

Call of Duty is back with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode currently in beta which means that a related topic is back in discussion as well: skill-based matchmaking. Often abbreviated as SBMM and complained about just as often, the matchmaking system that’s employed by numerous competitive games attempts to group players together … Read more

Steam Is Permanently Revealing Its Highest Earning And Most Played Games Lists

Steam Charts Steam In an industry that is often woefully opaque, Steam is going against the grain by revealing a treasure trove of data for analysis going forward. While sites like SteamDB and Steamcharts have been doing at least some of this for a while for playercounts, Steam has launched its own version of Steam … Read more

Modern Warfare 2 Is Officially Dropping Red Dots

Image: Infinity Ward Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, out October 28, will stand by controversial design decisions even after its strained beta weekend, developer Infinity Ward says. The long-standing ability to slide-cancel—which allowed players to manipulate sliding into a super-fast run—is gone, and, in a move that has replaced some players’ eyes with infernal … Read more