AU Shippin' Out Nov. 7-11: Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 goes head-to-head against The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim this week Down Under.

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The tale of Captain Price and Soap McTavish continues this week, with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The first Modern Warfare game changed the landscape of first-person shooters, and with Battlefield 3 grabbing a lot of people's attention, the pressure is on Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games to deliver a game that's worthy of the Call of Duty name.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 picks up after the events of Modern Warfare 2, where Russia continues her invasion of the United States of America and the rest of the globe. Over on the multiplayer front, the formula has undergone numerous changes, including the addition of weapons levelling, the division of point streak rewards, and, of course, the implementation of Call of Duty: Elite.

Call of Duty: Elite is the tracking service that Activision is marketing to players as a service that will track your statistics and help you develop new tactics. Going for A$64.99/4,000 Microsoft points, your Call of Duty: Elite subscription will also entitle you to all of the ongoing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC for free. If you're a little bit uncertain about what Call of Duty: Elite is all about, be sure to check out our previous coverage of the service.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 isn't the only big game to be released this week. It will be competing for consumers' attention against a little role-playing game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game is set in a fantasy world, and you jump into a land in disarray where the return of dragons is threatening to end everything. As with previous games in The Elder Scrolls series, a lot of attention has been put into crafting a living world, complete with side quests and unique factions.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are the main headline-grabbers this week, other games worthy of a mention include L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition for the PC and Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 for the Wii.

To find out what else is out this week, check out the list below:

November 8, 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance (DS)

November 10, 2011
EyePet Adventures (PSP)
Shinobi (3DS)
The Black Eyed Peas Experience (Wii, 360)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PSP)
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (360)

November 11, 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (PC)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Wii)

Discussion

19 comments
GuitarGOD101
GuitarGOD101

3 MORE DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!!!! SKYRIM FTW!!!!!!!

GuitarGOD101
GuitarGOD101

@DAMSOG your side-picture made me think there was a bug on my monitor. I actuall tried to kill it! lol

arminius_25
arminius_25

Skyrim all the way for me!! Oblivion was an amazing experience and Skyrim will be, too!

jayjay444
jayjay444

cod or skyrim??? thats an easy choice for me its skyrim!!!!! skyrim has 10x more content 10x more work has gone into the game and its gonna last alot longer than cod so... sorry mw3 ive herd its a great game but skyrim for me will be the best game of 2011!!!

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

So this is why every hour felt like an entire day this week...

Spartan765
Spartan765

I preorderd MW3 if it does nt reach then my trains running!***!!!

Fowsed
Fowsed

m4a5@ what social life?:)))

Fowsed
Fowsed

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Marder-I
Marder-I

LOL "This week", I think Skyrim will last a "bit longer" than that, nice "underplay" try though.... Cheers, can't wait til 12:01 Friday morning for the fun to begin, finally!! Tom

Cptmcrofl
Cptmcrofl

SKYRIM SKYRIM SKYRIM SKYRIM SKYRIM SKRYIM SKRIM SRKERK MRSKY SMRJNAJKRB

m4a5
m4a5

A "little" RPG called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Someones been drinking the MW3 Cool-aid.... Less than a week then my social life is non-existent for a couple months.

SquareEnixFan13
SquareEnixFan13

Wait, nevermind, I looked it up, The Complete Edition is coming to consoles next week, my bad lol.

SquareEnixFan13
SquareEnixFan13

Is there or is there going to be a complete edition of L.A. Noire for cosoles? Just wondering, that'd be great too. Also only 4/5 days till' Skyrim!!! I'm so excited I could burst into a triple rainbow!

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

All the cr@p fills the gap as I'm waiting to begin, my latest adventure in the land of Skyrim. How come there is no review for MW3 yet? It get released tmozza and yet no review, I do believe BF3 copped some flak for not giving review sites early copies to do reviews with....but now? Not to worry as I wasn't planning on getting MW3 anyway....got to run, my squad just fired up a chopper in BF3!!

Megachaoz
Megachaoz

Midnight launch for MW3 tonight & Skyrim on Friday Can't Wait!!

illmatic87
illmatic87

Great timing on that LA Noire PC port Rockstar.