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Quagmire  +   1307d ago
I wish Activision pushed Singularity as much as they do COD. Singularity was an ACE fps. And COD isnt doomed to die, just slap a Moidern Warfare title on any half-assed FPS games followed by the number 3, and the zombie masses will buy it like their life depends on it.
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RBlaze  +   1307d ago
The game is doomed?!

Activision could dump in a gamecase, stick 'Modern Warfare 3: Ltd Ed' on the front, and sell it for more than standard RRP and it'd still shift millions! Hell, they proved that with Black Ops!
I_find_it_funny  +   1307d ago
:D
Vip3r  +   1306d ago
RBlaze
That's what they've been doing since WAW was released.
awesomeperson  +   1307d ago
I hope so much that very soon people will realize how overworked COD is.

Black Ops attracted new players, theres about 10 of my friends who recently bought a console and Black Ops and all they have played is B.O. Its a waste.

It takes some people 2 or 3 itterations of the same game reskinned for them to realize what it is.

The problem with the horde of zombies is they always like to cling onto the same game their friends are playing and that wouldn't be so bad- if it wasn't COD fueled by Activision.
guigsy  +   1306d ago
Isn't Fallout New Vegas a reskinned Fallout 3? Isn't Assassin's Creed Brotherhood a reskinned Assassin's Creed 2? And do you criticise people for buying those games? Of course you don't, because as usual CoD gets singled out.

Black Ops is actually a great game and brings several new features to the table (Wager matches are awesome), but because it has "CoD" in it's name people take an instant disliking to it. I'm actually kinda glad it sells so well because it really infuriates people like you.
Pumbli  +   1306d ago
Thank you guigsy! Black Ops may have it's faults but imo it has a great campaign and wager matches are awesome.

CoD haters can hate all they like, I'll still enjoy the occasional Black Ops game.
MidnytRain  +   1306d ago
Well, to be fair, as of yet, there are no plans for Fallout 8 or Assassin's Creed 8..
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farhad2k8  +   1306d ago
@guigsy

You are the man. That's a great response to all of these CoD haters.
Some people still enjoy the game, because I own the PS3 version and I have no problems at all. I think it's on par with CoD4 (my opinion).
I know for a fact Modern Warfare 3 will beat Black Ops record of sales, and I'm glad.
JeffGUNZ  +   1306d ago
I agree, Blacks ops Is the best COD next to COD4. I have the 360 version and my friends and I have experienced no problems with it. People just get mad because this multiplat game, that isn't known for graphics, somehow continues to produce the best online experience and continue to push more and more sales.

From what I have seen, it's typically fanboys, from both sony (KZ and UC) and Microsoft (Halo) who continue to bash this game. Believe it or not, some people take this shit so serious that if their exclusives don't outsell COD, the flip out and pout like little children.

Why do a lot of you that hate this game keep commenting on it? Isn't it a waste of your time? It's not going to influence those of us who enjoy it nor has it done ANYTHING to reduce sales, (As a matter of fact, sales CONTINUE to climb). Just let it go, let the people who enjoy the game enjoy it.
plb  +   1307d ago
COD fanboys remind me of Apple fanboys. They will buy anything new that's put out even if it sucks and far better options exist.
JeffGUNZ  +   1306d ago
Please. I am tired of this "Apple Fanboy" crap. I have used numerous smart phones, through business and personal use, and I can easily say that the iPhone is the best smartphone I have come across. It's much more user friendly and reliable then any other phone.

I have one apple product, which is the iPhone. I have a PC because I just don't have the extra cash to buy a Mac. Yet, I am still smart enough to realize that the MAC is far superior in performance and protetction then PC.

Take a look at the Apple TV. Find me something that is more user friendly and performs as equal or even better than that.

Apple knows what that are doing and they do it well. There is no reason to hate on a company who excells. If it weren't for Apple and the iPhone smart phones would not be as superior as they are now. Apple redefined the smart phone and that competion is healthy for business and in the end, the consumer gets the best products possible.
edgeofblade  +   1306d ago
The only zombie mass here is the zombie mass that hates on COD for being popular. Being a counter-sheep is still being a sheep.

They have a formula that works, even if it doesn't work for you. The REAL question is whether or not the new franken-developer will be able to turn out a quality product on par with the previous iterations.
morkendo23  +   1307d ago
lol so true
iamnsuperman  +   1306d ago
sadly I disagree. The name call of duty sales regardless. Just look at black ops and what people said after MW2
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nick_gamestribe  +   1306d ago
Yeah it will sell no doubt, but I think the quality is going to start to flag. No matter what people say, the recent COD games have all had the gameplay to back up the sales.
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gorebago  +   1307d ago
It won't be doomed, just boring.

The mp is crack though
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plb  +   1307d ago
Hard to say given it's difficult to stay connected to a match long enough....

...migrating host...lobby closed..
gorebago  +   1307d ago
I'd say 95% of the time I've had flawless matches with bo on both consoles so I don't know what your talking about. That's my experience with it. Yours could be diff. The other five would be the host migration taking too long and then quitting or with the ps3, it would be loading a new match but never leave the load screen, it always reading, "waiting for players" or something like that.

Again this is just me and I enjoy it immensly. Wouldn't call myself a fanboy but someone who likes to play videogames (in ref to something you posted above).

8)
ct03  +   1307d ago
"...currently ho-humming its way around Metacritic with a score of 77"

This quote shows everything that's wrong with video game reviews. The scores are way too inflated. Since when is a 7.7/10 "ho-hum"? Compare with Imdb. A 7.7/10 is a good score. An 8.0/10 gets you into the Top 250 movies of all time.

There are only TWO movies with an average score of more than 9/10. Which makes sense, considering 10/10 equals perfection. And nothing is perfect.

But video game reviews are different. Very different. AAA exclusives get 9/10 by default. Anything below 7/10 supposedly completely sucks etc.
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nick_gamestribe  +   1307d ago
Completely agree with you. Sadly, Singularity was a commercial flop, probably due to reviews around the 7/8 out of 10 range - definitely goods scores, but not high enough for people to look at it over COD or Killzone.
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Ultraplayerxp  +   1307d ago
Maybe this is what the franchise needs. A little reality check for the devs. You can't just screw around and release a crappy product just cause you know people will eat it up.
gorebago  +   1307d ago
Tony hawk says hello and shows you Ride.
Nicaragua  +   1306d ago
"Modern Warfare 3 is not going to be able to replicate the brilliance of the first two games."

Since when were the first two brilliant ?

OK, the first Modern Warfare was good but the second one was shite.
K3nji  +   1306d ago
save me from having to write it! =P
Phenix_Rising  +   1306d ago
I'm going to be completely honest, when MW2 first came out the online was amazing. I was so damn addicted to that game for the first month or so. The only reason people say MW2 is shit now is because the community has ruined the game. Before the community started finding cheap tactics, abusing perks and weapons, the game was great to play. I went back and played it a few months ago, and it's just utter shit now, but at one point it was gold.
Jio  +   1306d ago
It wont fail because 12 year old kids dont care whether a game is good as long as their friends have it and its name is Call of Duty. The series stopped being good after Modern Warfare when it became a cash cow.
TardcoreGamer  +   1306d ago
The FPS market is gonna be super-saturated this year. I've never seen so many shooters than the '11 lineup! and a lot are new IP's too. INSANE!
7bitarcade  +   1306d ago
The worry for mW3 is that the devs are being pushed to get it out this year .They are taking over a hugely successful IP so they really should be allowed to get to grips with it.

if this flops there will be a lot of fans who will walk away and be picked up by the other FPS IP's that are out this year.
nick_gamestribe  +   1306d ago
Agreed. It could do with a decent development time. I wouldn't mind waiting three years to be honest - Call of Duty is going to become like FIFA, just a slightly tweaked update of last year's game with a new 4 hour campaign.
Inside_out  +   1306d ago
Love COD...any COD...
It will be a day one purchase for me and millions more. I think Modern Warfare 3 will have the best campaign ever. Sledgehammer, the original makers of Deadspace 2, will be behind the single player while Infinity Ward will no doubt bring the heat to the multi-player side of things...can't wait.

I feel sorry for whatever game is releasing in November this year...lol.
Mikelarry  +   1306d ago
i think this time rather than a day one purchase i will wait a couple of weeks or even play it at a firends house before i decide to buy it. i was really disappointed ith black ops broken party system.
Raven_Nomad  +   1306d ago
COD4 was a masterpiece, but I didn't like the second one. It tried to appeal to too many different types of gamers.
MW3 isn't doomed, I saw the same types of articles with Black Ops. It'll sell like crazy, no matter what other games are released. Killzone 2 was released in Feb before MW2, didn't stop MW2 from selling 20+ million copies. Bottom line is COD offers different gameplay then most other shooters.

Not sure why people don't understand that NO vehicles and the ability to go prone can make or break a game.

I'd go as far to say some of those other games are going to suffer from COD and It wouldn't surprise me to see some delays with those other games like we saw with MW2s release date. Remember, we still have no 100% confirmation on MW3 or it's release date.

Anyone remember how MAG was ready to launch around the same time? They quickly pushed it back. Remember how GT5 was supposed to release around the same time as Black Ops? Ya, pushed back. Don't be surprised to see games getting pushed back to next year. They didn't invest all the money and time to see their games flop because of a crowded market.
BigBoss07  +   1306d ago
I can agree that MW was a decent shooter and alot of fun to play, but the regurgitated crap that followed is not only a waste of money. It is ruining the shooter genre this generation.

I'm sorry I have to be a hater of the game, but it just don't see the logic in buying the same game I bought 4 years ago over and over again. What is even worse is that games that get hyped towards the end of the year most always get delayed because of the trash Acticrap releases each year.

In the end, I don't buy the game because I know its the excact same game from 2007, and I refuse to support a compay that releases a half-assed POS when other developers are making superb games that are being delayed because of COD.

Again, I'm sorry for the hate, but this is a site for "opinions." So theres is mine.
NYC_Gamer  +   1306d ago
doomed how?millions of people will be lined up to buy this garbage every year
iistuii  +   1306d ago
Why
Do people get called sheep because they buy a game that nearly everyones playing ?. COD is great fun. It's funny that everyone.on here says they hate it and dont play it, yet its the most played game, especially online on all console formats i know that Sony would love half the K3 sales and that's a fact. MW3 ?...bring it on.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1306d ago
well,because the opinions of us on N4G doesn't put a dent in to how popular this franchise is with the public
Resistance  +   1306d ago
Its doomed to fail cause its made a by a money grabbing company who doesn't give two shits about who play the game. Another ruined game with bugs and shit patches i presume.
MarioWarfare  +   1306d ago
Call of duty doesn't sell because it's the best fps out there, It sells because of the casual crowd, Call of duty is without a doubt the most popular franchise in games right now, I don't see it failing in sales because modern warfare 2 came out in 2009 when there were great games like Uncharted 2, Left 4 dead 2, Killzone 3 and many others and still sold ton more than those games.

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