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Modern Warfare 2 has dual wielding

Dual Desert Eagles shown, geeks excite

Everyone went a bit mental when Microsoft showed Master Chief picking up two weapons at once for the first time in Halo 2, while GoldenEye fans sniggered at the back.

Well now Infinity Ward has revealed that Modern Warfare 2 will also feature two-gun blasting - a first for the series.

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IW community man Robert Bowling showed off wielding two Desert Eagle pistols - an ability being referred to as 'Akimbo' - during a single-player game at a recent GameCrazy show, much to the glee of attendees. But it won't cause balance issues, assures Bowling.

"Now to calm some initial fears of "OMG! Overpowered!" Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game," he explained.

"It's limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can't go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand, among other balancing techniques, so don't freak out before you see it in action," he said (via IGN).

Just admit it, you're more excited than you should be. We saw the game in action last week and, yes, it's f***ing awesome. Read about that here.