Modern Warfare 3 shoots onto Steam for free
Weekend of weaponry anyone?
Activision is offering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 completely free on Steam this weekend, with access to the full range of multiplayer features on show.
While the game hardly struggles for numbers, with over 6.5m MW3 copies shifted in the first 24 hours on sale, the move will allow unconvinced gamers a chance to load their weapons and join in with the addictive multiplayer carnage.
Free weekend in Paris?
Of course, Activision hopes you'll become hooked and reach into your pocket when free access expires on Monday.
Either way, if you're a PC user, you have a few days of free battle ahead should you wish to jump on board. Jump on Steam, download and fire away.
You can read our views on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 here on Reg Hardware. ®
I'm obviously getting out of touch with current games
I still think Mech Warrior when I see MW.
Hm, generic shooting game
I'll pass. By the time it downloads anyway, the offer will be over.
Why the hell would I download a mid-range FPS just for multiplayer and then pay to play it?
Crikey, give me back the days we'd buy a game, play the single-player campaign through...then once satisfied with our experience we'd all join up together and play games with our friends, with one of us hosting, because we liked the game so much.
Pay to play an FPS? Puleese...
Team Fortress 2 is a more accurate game.
Not sure if trolling, or speaking the truth.
No where near 6.5 million copies sold on steam
the sales figures quoted are for all formats, just shy of 200,000 copies where sold in the first week on PC , that number pretty much fell off instantly. on average there are less than 20k playing at any one time, a little more due to this free weekend but the game still sufferes from console-port-itus. horrible p2p lag infested listenservers with huge penalties for those with fast PC's and internet connections in the way of added fake lag compensation. It truely is a mere shadow of what was one a great PC franchise.
Added to this the fact that hacks and cheats are freely availible all over torrent sites etc, hacks that have been around since MW2 over 2 years ago and still not addressed by the developer and all in all its a horrid experience.