And the winner of our September Hammer of the Month contest is...
Ryan Banks, aka Prestige is Key!
Congratulations Ryan! Your badge collection is top notch. It looks like you experienced most if not all the events from Call of Duty XP. You definitely blew away my puny collection of just two badges!
Check out Ryan’s Collection:
Well Ryan, the crew here at Sledgehammer Games is jealous of your badge assembly. We're also jealous of the prize you'll be receiving in this month's famous Tool Box of Chaos! What's in it you ask? Just like every other Tool Box of Chaos, you'll have to wait and see!
TOOL BOX OF CHAOS UNBOXING UPDATE: 10-19-2011
Once again, we had a lot of entries this month. We want to thank everyone for playing!
Are you ready for October’s Hammer of the Month contest announcement? Well here it is: http://sledgehammergames.com/blog/view/81
Make sure to stay up to date on all things Sledgehammer:
Written by Guy Beahm
On October 15th, people across America will be gaming for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Sledgehammer Games will be participating in this wonderful charity event by playing, yup you guessed it, MW3 Multiplayer!
Help support Sledgehammer Games and the cause by clicking on the picture below. From there you will be able to pledge by clicking on one of the Sledgehammer Games' staff:
Get involved, pledge today, and make a difference!
Actual Link: http://www.extra-life.org/team/sledgehammergames
Written by Guy Beahm
Some of the Sledgehammer Games crew recently joined the 27th annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk at the Baylands. This Palo Alto tradition attracts 1,000’s of runners and walkers from throughout the Bay Area, along with major sponsors.
All proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for local charitable organizations.
“It's just great being in good company with friends doing the things we enjoy together!” says Joe Salud, Art Director at Sledgehammer Games. “I think it’s awesome how our studio by in large is health conscious and athletic!”
“I love doing charity rides/runs, and usually try to get friends to join me.” says San Vuong, Associate Developer Manager at Sledgehammer Games. “These events bring together people to train, give individuals workout goals, and are a great showing of motivation and support on race day. I had a blast and it was a great experience seeing co-workers outside of work doing something together to build personal relationships, get healthier, and support a cause.”
"The team run was awesome!" continues Allison Wright, HR Manager for Sledgehammer. "For many it was their first time entering a Fun Run, and to complete the run with the support of co-workers just built on the great camaraderie and team effort that has made Sledgehammer the amazing studio it is. With all the hard work the team has put into MW3, this was an opportunity to unwind on a Friday night and enjoy down-time with co-workers, while running to support a local organization, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund."
Planning for the next run started minutes after crossing the finish line!
Written by Guy Beahm
Welcome to Hammer of the Month, September 2011 Edition!
We had another great turn out for last month’s Hammer of the Month Contest. Much to Michael's surprise, the end result was Glen's photoshop picture of him. Condrey promises retaliation. We'll see.
A lot of entries came in, trying to solve the Gamescom puzzle. The contest winner, and fastest puzzle solver, Sean K, came out winning this:
Help spread the word! Let’s keep on rocking these!
Now for September’s Contest:
At Call of Duty XP, through all the chaos, I managed to only capture two patches:
Anyhow, pretty pathetic that the Community Manager for Sledgehammer Games only collected two patches, right?
So I ask you guys, the attendees, how many patches did you collect from Call of Duty XP?
Take a picture of you with all your patches from the event. The person who submits the picture with the most patches to email@example.com will become September’s Hammer of the Month.
How many did you claim? Let’s find out, don’t be shy! In the event of a patch tie, the most creative patch display will win.
Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2011.
Written by Guy Beahm
Call of Duty XP was an absolutely incredible event. The Sledgehammer crew was representing in full force once again rocking our MW3 shirts. We’ve captured plenty of pictures to share here so we hope you enjoy! You can also check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page. In addition to photos, we’ve decided to share some of our experiences first hand with an official Sledgehammer Games Call of Duty XP recap video featuring Co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey. Watch it here:
“When we first drove up to the venue, I was instantly blown away.” says Community Manager Guy Beahm. “Everything we’ve been talking about and envisioning was finally here, alive. The Scrapyard recreation was insane, Burgertown was thriving, the Jeep experience was a hit, and the fans were rocketing across the air on the zip line. Crazy”
Guy continues, “While all of that was taking place outside, inside was the real star… MW3. Being hosted in two HUGE hangars, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer and Spec Ops were being showcased everywhere. The One Million Dollar Tournament fueled the intensity of the multiplayer experience, attracting some of the best players and teams in the world. Outside of the game there were various events including panels, Pros vs. Joes competitions, Juggernaut Sumo Wrestling and concerts from Kanye West and Dropkick Murphys."
"The event was particularly special for the development team at Sledgehammer Games. We have poured a ton of passion, energy, and sweat into the development of MW3, with one singular goal: to help make this the biggest and best Call of Duty game to date. For us to be there, with the fans, was incredible. Whether you watched the live stream or experienced it first hand, I think everyone walked away pretty amazed! If it weren’t for the fans, an event of this magnitude would never exist, so thank you!”
Written by Sledgehammer Games