The newest installment in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare 3, has already created an enormous buzz throughout the gaming community. I am among those who are counting down the days till we can get our hands on a copy of the game, and get right down to business, CoD style. The new Call of Duty Elite system, along with the release of the new title are going to revolutionize the first-person shooter experience and the hype surrounding the game grows with every passing day.

Activision has recently announced that they are offering an exclusive event that allows gamers to be among the first to have a hands on experience with Modern Warfare 3. Call of Duty followers have the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, CA and pay $150 for entry to Activisions Call of Duty XP 2011 exclusive event. The event is scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of September, and as a gamer, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play MW3 two months before the November 8th release date.

Once at the event, gamers will be able to get a first experience with Modern Warfare 3s multiplayer and spec ops modes, and a bracketed multiplayer tournament is being held for all attending. Without any of the other attractions and activities, this is enough to make me want to go, just for the simple pleasure of being among the first to experience the new game play of MW3. They are also offering live paintball matches, in arenas modeled after MW2 multiplayer maps, and I would be interested to see how my own online strategies transfer over to a live match on the MW2 map.

Another awesome part of Call of Duty XP 2011, you know, beyond getting to play and experience MW3, is that Activision is allocating all of the proceeds from the event to the Call of Duty Endowment. This program is dedicated to help transition veterans back into civilian life, and I would be honored to help out that cause.

Overall, the entire event looks amazing, and I would love to have an opportunity to go. Seeing the new game play, CoD Elite, the life-size MW paintball maps, and all the extra activities is an amazing opportunity for $150, and I think it is well worth the expense. So keep an eye out for more information regarding Call of Duty XP 2011, and do not waste any time securing your spot at the event.