preGame 25: Multiplayer preview

Today on preGame, we'll take a look at the multiplayer modes of two highly anticipated shooters, Medal of Honor and Crysis 2.

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Today on preGame, we'll take a look at the multiplayer modes of two highly anticipated shooters: Medal of Honor and Crysis 2. It's no secret that the Modern Warfare franchise has changed the face of online military-based shooters and with the two gameplay trailers we'll screen today, we think that change is as apparent as ever.

A few technical difficulties prevented us from demoing our scheduled game today, Shank. Fortunately, we'll be able to show you the graphic novel-inspired beat-em-up downloadable title next week, along with a chance to win one of two codes redeemable for a free copy of the game.

This week has brought us a lot of news from the Microsoft camp; some good, some bad. First, we found out Monday that Xbox Live Gold subscribers would see a price increase starting November 1 . While we're not thrilled with the bump in cost of online game play, we definitely believe now is the best time to take advantage of the current Xbox Live sale.

Microsoft also unveiled a new Xbox 360 controller today , complete with a brand new D-pad, hands-down the controller's weakest link overall until now. The controller also features a new button color layout. The new design is sleek, we're just concerned about how some Xbox 360 games like to use colors to signify which buttons to hit. The new controller will go on sale November 9 exclusively bundled with a play and charge kit for $65.

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