Last night was the Call of the Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch party in London, and UWHS were lucky enough to be on the invite list.

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Last week an email arrived at UWHS, and who was I to turn down a mission!

Mission

So off I went, in the rain (and the dark) to Call of Duty Headquarters, eagerly awaiting the nights events.

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After proving my identity, it was on with a wristband – without it you wouldn’t gain entry into the Headquarters building.

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Security was tight, very tight. And the bouncers took their jobs very seriously!

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There was even a countdown clock showing just how long it was until the game would be launched.

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Once inside there was a huge gaming zone where you could play on the game.

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And for some, retiring to the well stocked bar after getting repeatedly fragged!

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They even had the special limited edition MW3 Xbox 360 on display (and with all those guards around I wasn’t about to attempt “a rescue”).

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There was even a special V.I.P. lounge, although for some reason our invite must have got lost for that!

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Apart from getting to see and play the game, by far the coolest part of the evening was the Call of Duty MW3 Experience.

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Nothing was said about what the “Experience” was – we just had to sign our lives away and wait to be taken downstairs in small groups.

Once down there, we donned flack jackets and were handed machine guns. A very quick briefing took place, where we were told their were hostiles in the area and we had to clear them out.

We went in teams of two, covering each other, with guides pushing us on. One of us covering the floor we were on and the other covering the floor above. Green lasers targeted us at every turn. Hostiles would jump out from behind cover. We had to double-tap them and move on.

The whole experience only lasted a few minutes, but it was a lot of fun, and we survived to fight another day.

So all in all it was a great night and a lot of fun, and the game looked great.

Look out for our hands-on review of the game soon.