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  Activision Signs Emmy-Nominee Joel Goldsmith To Score Call Of Duty 3 - Miscellaneous
  Posted by: Ronnie on 07-31-2006 @ 13:05
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Activision announced today that it has signed award-winning composer Joel Goldsmith to score the soundtrack for the eagerly-awaited release of Call of Duty 3. Goldsmith is currently nominated for an Emmy for his work on “Stargate: Atlantis,” with credits that also include “Kull the Conqueror,” “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Helen of Troy” and “Witchblade,” among many others. Goldsmith’s work with Call of Duty 3 marks his console video game debut in a career that spans more than twenty years.

“Goldsmith is one of the most versatile and talented music composers in the business and we’re excited to have him on board for Call of Duty 3,” said Tim Riley, Activision’s Worldwide Executive of Music. “Fans know to expect a ‘cinematically intense’ experience from the Call of Duty franchise – Goldsmith is the man for the job.”

The son of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith, Joel collaborated with his father on several projects over the years, most notably on Star Trek: First Contact. The younger Goldsmith launched his career in the late seventies, and began to gain particular notoriety with projects that included The Man with Two Brains (1983) and then later The New Untouchables (1993), allowing Goldsmith to solidify his style, one that has since come to be marked by big, bold, symphonic scores. A three-time Emmy nominee for his work with “Stargate: Atlantis” and “SG-1,” Goldsmith currently serves as resident composer for the latter. For more information on Goldsmith, visit http://www.freeclyde.com.

Call of Duty 3 is scheduled for release this fall for the Xbox 360 and Xbox video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo’s Wii. Call of Duty 3 is not yet rated by the ESRB.

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 #1 - 07-31-2006 at 13:17
From: (Virginia)
Joined: January 15th, 2006
Posts: 190
Thats cool but what would've been even cooler would be to have John Williams do the music (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and many other classics).
But all the same its cool...

 #2 - 07-31-2006 at 15:49
From: (California)
Joined: January 13th, 2006
Posts: 430
or Hans Zimmer. Black Hawk Down, tears of the sun, etc.

 #3 - 07-31-2006 at 15:52
Joined: March 2nd, 2005
Posts: 271
James Horner would have been good. His score for Braveheart leaves me close to tears sometimes.

Well, not tears. But you get the point.

I hope the score is good because I don't know about you guys, but Call of Duty has always had exceptional music and it's one of the things that it prides itself upon. I'm not much for music in-game, but the soundtracks are definately something I look forward to.

 #4 - 07-31-2006 at 16:04
Joined: March 14th, 2006
Posts: 54
Did you see that Call of Duty 3 looks a lot like Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One which i must admit wasnt that good of a game. John Williams is a great musician. I especially love the music he made in Saving Private Ryan

 #5 - 08-01-2006 at 02:34
From: (Flevoland)
Joined: November 30th, 2005
Posts: 1267
Yea #4, alot of people realise that, but noone likes Activision anymore.
Trust me, not bringing cod3 on PC and making cod4 modern warfare (and maybe also ignoring the community) has killed the game.

 #6 - 08-01-2006 at 03:56
Joined: December 15th, 2005
Posts: 72
I agree with #4. I liked spr's soundtrack very very much... and james horner is good too! i also liked Band Of Brothers soundtrack, made by Michael Kamen...
but i don't think that having some pretty music on cod3 will help save it from CERTAIN FAILURE... its gonna be the 3rd failure for cod in cosoles... havn't Activision had enough?

 #7 - 08-01-2006 at 08:50
Joined: July 5th, 2004
Posts: 71
Hey can he fix cod2... nope... then I don't really care... thanks anyways.

 #8 - @ Tharulerme - 08-01-2006 at 12:48
Joined: March 2nd, 2005
Posts: 271
Nothing killed the game. Call of Duty still has a lot of fans. The most Activision did was lose some PC fans and gain a lot of console ones.

 #9 - 08-02-2006 at 05:10
Joined: July 23rd, 2006
Posts: 92
Yeh, but try telling that to the hundreds of thousands who play COD on the PC. Also, the console games can't be modded, which gives the game a limited lifespan. Alot of PC games wouldn't still be around if they couldn't be modded (think Elite Force and other Q3 based games).

 #10 - 08-03-2006 at 21:09
Joined: July 6th, 2006
Posts: 151
Wait, do we know FOR SURE that COD4 is gonna be modern?

 #11 - 08-06-2006 at 05:39
Joined: October 30th, 2005
Posts: 98
no news means good news we say, it has never been so right. I hoped this was announcing they had hired someone competent that would open activision's eyes! are they gonna put music while playing or wut? making it more movie-like and less life-like... OH!! but WAIT A MINUTE!! THIS IS for COD3! NoBoDy CaReS AbOuT COD3 since its not for us PC gamerz!

 #12 - WHY NOT PC!!! - 08-09-2006 at 11:58
From: (Surrey)
Joined: June 19th, 2006
Posts: 4
With this next gen console lark going on, activision are now just looking to beat lets say "Ubisoft" for example. Activision are now on the great race to bring out a game on the next gen! They are rushing these games. Jerry Goldsmith a good composer has now stepped on the scene to make COD3 seem to be better. The music anyway only comes on at the end and beggining of each mission most players skip past the end screen anyway.

Now moving on to one thing to another is activision LARGE mistake of just bringing out consoles! Multiplayer, on the xbox you gota pay another load of money on top of your current broadband to do multiplayer on it. Xbox live..... scrap that rubbish (sorry xbox fans). On the PC it brings the giant multiplayer side of the game up, because to be honest single player is short term, and most now after completing single player go to just playing multi. Some just bought COD2 or the multi!

Some may not agree but this is my opinion of activion's big let down.

 #13 - 08-21-2006 at 22:07
Joined: July 4th, 2004
Posts: 1129
Yeh, but try telling that to the hundreds of thousands who play COD on the PC.
Wow, some of you guys need to get some sense for real life.
First, to the quote: Trust me, they don't care about hundreds or thousands of customers who do nothing than complain.
2.) They would NOT be able, through powerful investors, economy, contracts etc., to continue the CoD series if it wouldn't be such a success.
3.) You PC gamers are nitpicky, sensible, moody and most of all very easily insulted. Reminds me of women.

Please keep your panic-making, wrong interpretion of news, your arrogancy towards rumors, ignorancy towards obvious and logical facts and premature comments like this:
Hey can he fix cod2... nope... then I don't really care... thanks anyways.
to yourselves and post them in your mind. Then maybe you realise they are pretty little-thought and unreasonable.

Simply: Activision makes no mistakes in any economical way. Console players are just not as fastidious as PC players.

And as an answer to that I accept nothing else than statistics and numbers including surveys of the hundreds or thousands (or of though I doubt it) and FBI interviews with the Activision-employees and employers. Thanks.

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