Activision Hosting "Call of Duty XP" Charity Event

Activison inviting 6,000 fans to L.A. for a gaming showcase

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Call of Duty has officially become the console video game to end all console video games as it now has its own live event. However, unlike BlizzCon, an event that celebrates everything from Developer Blizzard (like World of Warcraft) this is a singularly focused show just on the Call of Duty series. Better yet, unlike BlizzCon, "Call of Duty XP" is all for charity.

Tickets go on sale July 16th for the showcase of Activision's powerhouse franchise, entry coming with a cost of $150 for both days, September 2nd and 3rd. Only those 18 and older are allowed through the door. What does $150 get you these days? A little marketing in the form of a sneak peek at the upcoming Modern Warfare 3, press conference access, keynotes, developer chat, a shot to play paintball on a recreation of an in-game map, and a chance at $1 million in a multiplayer tournament. Plus, the company is planning a live music show by an unspecified band.

Details are still up in the air, including location. The sign-up website simply says "Los Angeles Area, CA," which is a little vague to say the least. Wherever it happens, this Microsoft co-sponsored showcase will need to fit 6,000 eager gamers because that's how many tickets will be sold.

That said, do you want to pay $150 to play with some of the people you meet online, like this guy who had to apologize this week for his behavior?

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