Don’t Be Jealous of China Just Because They Get Call of Duty for Free

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard that an exclusive version of America’s precious Call of Duty franchise is on its way to the Land of the Red Dragon. (Or wait, isn’t Wales the Land of the Red Dragon? Shut up, I’m trying to talk about China here.) And if you’re an unwavering CoD superfan, you’re probably feeling a bit of jealousy, especially if the PC is your system of choice.

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omi25p1571d ago

i wouldn't play it anyway, Even if it was free.

PoSTedUP1571d ago

i couldn't be jealous of anyone living in china this free cod is a bit of a relief to them no?

Boody-Bandit1571d ago (Edited 1571d ago )

It's obvious geekparty has clue none about China. Nobody in their rights minds are jealous of anything China has to offer especially working at gun point for slave wages and the highlight of your day is to commit suicide so your horrible life will end already.

Geekparty you do realize China has nets in place to catch suicide jumpers from killing themselves at sweat shops all over their country. If not, now you do know.

Never put China and jealous in the same sentence unless you're a sadist.

MattS1570d ago

It's so cute when people like @Brutallyhonest have never been to a country, but act like they're experts.

And by "cute" I mean "highly ignorant"

Not that China's an amazing place to live, but it's nowhere near the picture you're painting, either.

I'm going to guess you're American.

Sono4211570d ago (Edited 1570d ago )

@ MattS Don't be so quick to judge every American as ignorant. Jumping to conclusions just makes you look stupid. I hate that other countries act as if morons only exist in America, idiots are all over the world and if you don't know that you're the one that's ignorant. Anyways, What did he say that is wrong?

China is known for its terrible working conditions, sweat shops, long hours, high suicide rate, you name it, stating facts that don't put a country in a positive light doesn't make you a hater or ignorant, but assuming someone is because they do makes you ignorant. You do know that there is a reason all of our factories get moved over there right?
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OT: I'm not jealous that they're getting this.

MattS1570d ago


He said:

"Nobody in their rights minds are jealous of anything China has to offer"

A load of crap. There are a lot of really good jobs in China for expats. Not everyone in China works in a factory.

He said:

"especially working at gun point"


"highlight of your day is to commit suicide"

Nope. That's not a highlight in anyone's day.

"Geekparty you do realize China has nets in place to catch suicide jumpers from killing themselves at sweat shops all over their country."

The nets around the building are at Foxconn. One factory that happened to hit headlines because it's the one Apple uses. Not every factory. One.

So from start to finish his comments were filled with sensationalist and utterly incorrect statements. Clearly someone who has not been there, and that kind of sensationalism comes from the American media more than anywhere else, which is why I made the guess I did.

China is not an ideal place to work, especially for factory workers, but China has a large (and growing) middle class, and minimum wages in many working-class jobs are improving.

There's the real facts. From someone who has been to China.

Sono4211570d ago (Edited 1570d ago )

@MattS I simply skimmed over those statements like " the highlight of your day is to commit suicide so your horrible life will end already." Because they're obviously exaggerated and not meant to be taken literally. Also I don't believe he said every factory has them? He may have been wrong in saying that they're all over the country but he wasn't wrong to point them out. Also it's not just American media that does this, its all media, its almost the entire point of media and that's why I do my own research and don't watch the idiotic news because its all run by biased morons anyways. Well my points here are:
1. Don't be so quick to judge.
2. Don't deny china could use some improvement, they seem to have little to no interest for the individual. I'm not saying that as fact its simply what I gather from their actions. What I feel would help most is new leadership.
3. Lastly where you're from doesn't have anything to do with who you are as a person. So enough of these idiotic stereotypes put on people's personalities based on where they live.

gedapeleda1570d ago

@Brutallyhonest STFU you know nothing about China,
you know only bullshit that your TV shows.
I've been there and there's no sutch thing as slavery, people working in factorys live an averege life.And there's more truth and order than in any western country...

Kurt Russell1570d ago (Edited 1570d ago )

I've been to China kriauciuniux... and you're wrong on every single part. I was in Beijing and found the living conditions and poverty within that country appalling. I was living in Korea at the time, so I wasn't comparing it with the western world, but other countries from the orient.

The people of China live very very underprivileged lives for the most part, apart from the odd wealthy controlling few (as always).

PoSTedUP1570d ago

the only thing good about china is Chinese food, and if you are there visiting from a first world country.

Pushagree1570d ago

Sounds like MattS preferes a hammer and sickle over a hamburger. China sucks and always will.

awi59511570d ago (Edited 1570d ago )


He's not making stuff up matts and you know it. The Foxcon Mega factory is legal slavery. You get 12 years in prison for trying to form a union. Your forced to live in a small apartment with 8 other people. You work 31 hour shifts for 30 cent a hour. And yes they have up nets to stop the employees from jumping to their deaths. Your just a Chinese national trying to do damage control. Now get your sorry butt back to Wikipedia and edit out all the bad things said about China. Just like your commie overloards ordered to you to.

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bumnut1571d ago

Maybe they are stealing sales tactics from crack dealers! Get them hooked then hike the price!

tacosRcool1571d ago

Well they get stuck with the Free to play model. But its really pay to win model. They gonna rape their small made in China wallets

spicelicka1571d ago

well it's basically advertisement for current and future COD games.

Because their milking tactics failed in China and not as many people played or bought the game year after year, unlike North american idiots, they released this free to get players addicted.

Once the fanbase increases there, all support for this free game will stop and activision will expect them to buy the real games.

brodychet1570d ago

I. Love. Your Avi. omi25p

TheSaint1570d ago

*Even if someone paid me to.

360ICE1570d ago

Haha, yeah :)

And, btw China. It's FREEDOM, not FREE COD.

GuyThatPlaysGames1570d ago

@omi25p Then why even come on here and comment on the article??

omi25p1570d ago

Isnt the whole point of the comment systems to tell your opinion on the subject.

Why even comment on my comment asking why i commented in the first place. HMMMMMM

GuyThatPlaysGames1570d ago

Well you've been on this site for over 2 years now and still only have 2 bubbles so I guess that obviously means you know what you're talking about -_-

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Batzi1571d ago

who said we were jealous of China?

SilentNegotiator1571d ago

And they're wrong. Who wants rehashed content with a pay-to-win model of CoD?

Hufandpuf1571d ago


Just because western gamers don't see the appeal to F2P P2W models, doesn't mean China doesn't either. Look up Combat Arms, and see the demographic on that game.

Oh_Yeah1570d ago (Edited 1570d ago )

most production is located in china...wouldnt be surprising for them to become the richest nation sooner or ip mans from china, the most bad ass dude there was at least in the movies anyway lol. shit without china wed be paying much more for our consoles, clothes, cars, etc. if we had all our production back here, yes unemployment rates would be close to zero but our people arnt willing to slave for 2$ an hour.

JBSleek1571d ago (Edited 1571d ago )

The reason it is free is because of how the Chinese model handles games. Nothing to be jealous of. Actually I don't think we are jealous.

I wouldn't be surprised if Activision is planning such a movement for other countries.

dirthurts1571d ago

Why would you pirate a free game?

MattS1570d ago

@dirthurts - that's why they release games as Free-to-play in China. Otherwise they'll get pirated.

This way the 1 per cent of people that would spend money on the game can support it, without piracy killing the company in the process.

Soldierone1570d ago

It is in the pipes, we can all see it.

"Free-to-Play" aka "nickel and dime you at every wall" or "pay-to-win" models are slowly entering the industry.....

Go try to play SimCity Social....its not even SimCity anymore, but EA is going to make massive amounts of money off it.....

Summons751571d ago

lol Activision dose not know the word "Free" they will find a way to make them pay

Dark_Overlord1571d ago

Most likely a multiplayer level cap, which would put non payers at a big disadvantage

HammadTheBeast1571d ago

Confirmed to have so-called "microtransactions".

Micro, my ass.

MattS1570d ago

Yep, that's funny alright.

Whoever would have thought that a company that employs thousands of people would need to make some money from the work they do?


Prince_Dim-Lu1570d ago

really @summons75?

I'll be getting a free map called Terminal pretty soon from Activision.

Seems like that's free to me.

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Alos881571d ago

Considering how messed up China is politically I'd say it would take more than free games to make me envious of them.

Grap1571d ago

well china is now the new super and your politically.

AO1JMM1571d ago

You should take up stand up comedy because that is laughably incorrent.

SpecialK1570d ago

Actually AO1JMM Grap may not be correct but give it a few years or decades and he might be.

Look online bbc did a good documentary on it, China is the growing superpower right now, its overtaken Japan to become the worlds second largest economy and whilst the western world slows its still growing.

Look it up on google, might be surprised by what you find