Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 30 December 2016
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For one totally rad evening the Eighties made a huge comeback at the Cape Town launch of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Dayglo reigned supreme and zombies were just part of the fun as gamers celebrated the new release in the long-running first-person-shooter series.

Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town

Last month MWEB GameZone's MCave hosted the launch of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which included a showcasing of Modern Warfare Remastered. The event was themed Eighties Versus Zombies to celebrate the Zombies In Spaceland map that forms part of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare's co-operative multiplayer Zombies mode, which is set in the Eighties.

Fans who entered to win a golden ticket to the event had to choose ahead of time whether they wanted to belong to the group of Eighties heroes or the zombie horde and those who received an invitation were encouraged to dress the part as activities during the launch would pit the factions against one another.


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Above: Highlights from the Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare/#StayinAliveZA launch in Cape Town. The video was shot on an Alcatel One Touch Go Play and edited on an FNB ConeXis X1 cellular phone as a test of the phones' video-capture and workhorse abilities (hence all those shutter transitions!).

The evening began with zombies, safely behind glass, welcoming guests to the event and then Jason Borea of Megarom, which distributes the Call Of Duty series in South Africa, and Nick Holden of ACGL explained the activities for the evening, which included an Instagram photo booth (that later hosted a zombie-Eighties dance off) and Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare 1v1 clashes featuring Eighties heroes fighting against members of the zombie horde.

Guests were encouraged to take part in these activities to earn themselves an entry into the evening's main prize draw, which was sponsored by Megarom and included a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PlayStation 4 console and a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PlayStation 4 Legacy Edition.

Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town

Both games were on show on PlayStation 4 consoles so that people could try out the single player and multiplayer components at their leisure, and a four player Zombies In Spaceland setup was also available for those who wanted to try out the map.

Guests were also offered special-edition Call Of Duty Monster energy drinks, which include double XP codes for the game, to stay powered during the evening and smaller prize draws featured vouchers from Raru and cases of Monster. Zombies (and Eighties heroes) who were feeling a little make-up challenged were also able to have a professional make them look good for the evening. Meanwhile, the soundtrack comprised a stream of great hits from the decade, which set the mood for what was a really fun event.

Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town


Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town

I played a quick multiplayer round of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare to get a taste of the space setting but since Megarom had promised me a media copy of the game I thought I would play it after the launch and add some of my thoughts regarding the experience to this article before posting it, so I held onto it waiting for the game to arrive.

Unfortunately I only received the copy last week (and, meanwhile, other games in my review pile got bumped up and those have been prominent in my holiday gaming plans so far) so it's too soon for me to comment on the game but I wanted this article posted as it's already been so long.

Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town
Above: Grant Hinds (see his highlights video here) and Jack Parow take a photo with a fan.
Nevertheless, this was one of the best launches MWEB has hosted. Although the event was sponsored by Megarom a number of other people worked behind the scenes to make it a success and therefore I particularly want to acknowledge the efforts of some of MWEB's staff members and the team from ACGL who offered the space, organised the food, and ran the activities seamlessly to ensure that everyone had a great time.

The bar has been set high for 2017.

Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town

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Mandy J Watson attended the launch courtesy of Megarom. You can read MWEB's report of the night here.

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Tags: #cape_town, #call_of_duty, #games, #saesports, #zombies





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