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Submitted by 32froshes 1315d ago | opinion piece

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. (Call of Duty Online, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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omi25p  +   1315d ago | Well said
i wouldn't play it anyway, Even if it was free.
thehusbo  +   1315d ago
Well said good sir
PoSTedUP  +   1315d ago
i couldn't be jealous of anyone living in china this free cod is a bit of a relief to them no?
Boody-Bandit  +   1315d 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.
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MattS  +   1314d 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.
Sono421  +   1314d 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.
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MattS  +   1314d 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.
Sono421  +   1314d 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.
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gedapeleda  +   1314d 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 Russell  +   1314d 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).
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PoSTedUP  +   1314d ago
the only thing good about china is Chinese food, and if you are there visiting from a first world country.
Pushagree  +   1314d ago
Sounds like MattS preferes a hammer and sickle over a hamburger. China sucks and always will.
awi5951  +   1314d 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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bumnut  +   1315d ago
Maybe they are stealing sales tactics from crack dealers! Get them hooked then hike the price!
tacosRcool  +   1315d 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
spicelicka  +   1315d 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.
brodychet  +   1314d ago
I. Love. Your Avi. omi25p
TheSaint  +   1314d ago
*Even if someone paid me to.
360ICE  +   1314d ago
Haha, yeah :)

And, btw China. It's FREEDOM, not FREE COD.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1314d ago
@omi25p Then why even come on here and comment on the article??
omi25p  +   1314d 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
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1313d 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 -_-
Batzi  +   1315d ago
who said we were jealous of China?
guitarded77  +   1315d ago did.
SilentNegotiator  +   1315d ago
And they're wrong. Who wants rehashed content with a pay-to-win model of CoD?
guitarded77  +   1315d ago
China does.
Hufandpuf  +   1315d 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_Yeah  +   1314d 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.
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JBSleek  +   1315d 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.
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dazzrazz  +   1315d ago
... and insane piracy
dirthurts  +   1315d ago
Why would you pirate a free game?
MattS  +   1314d 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.
Soldierone  +   1314d 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.....
Summons75  +   1315d ago
lol Activision dose not know the word "Free" they will find a way to make them pay
Dark_Overlord  +   1315d ago
Most likely a multiplayer level cap, which would put non payers at a big disadvantage
HammadTheBeast  +   1315d ago
Confirmed to have so-called "microtransactions".

Micro, my ass.
MattS  +   1314d 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-Lu  +   1314d ago
really @summons75?

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

Seems like that's free to me.
Alos88  +   1315d ago
Considering how messed up China is politically I'd say it would take more than free games to make me envious of them.
Grap  +   1315d ago
well china is now the new super and your politically.
AO1JMM  +   1315d ago
You should take up stand up comedy because that is laughably incorrent.
SpecialK  +   1314d 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
Kran  +   1315d ago


This article makes me laugh.

I just find it stupid how Activision has made a game for a Chinese audience yet they've promoted it in english with english voice actors (bu the sounds of the trailer)
Wizziokid  +   1315d ago
Wait I'm confused? Jealous of not being able to play COD free... yeah I'll come back to this when Warface drops for free.
Trunkz Jr  +   1315d ago
Here is Activision's thinking...

China Population: 1.3 billion
World population: 6.7 billion

lure them in with free game, once they become addicated like many CoD fans are, RAISE PRICE TO TREE FIDDY!
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1315d ago
Half off if dey find the Loch Ness Monster!
liquidhalos  +   1314d ago
and what may i ask is a dey?
hkgamer  +   1315d ago
I highly doubt that would happen.
This game just has micro-transactions slapped all over it.
Now they have to figure out if people in China actually like FPS's...
Soldierone  +   1314d ago
Nah just look into the fine print.

"Call of Duty Free-To-Play. Free is classified as, initially free to "Play" but will "encourage" money exchanges in the amount of ten times what a standard game costs"

At the end of the day, idiots will go and spend 100 bucks on the game, and we will never see a 60 dollar full retail game again
ChunkyLover53  +   1315d ago
Good lord, I'm an American, I in no way, shape or form will ever be jealous of China. I played the Call Of Duty games they are getting 5 years ago.
Irishguy95  +   1315d ago
You will be, China literally own America now.
omarzy  +   1315d ago
All that money we owe them....TEARS
omarzy  +   1315d ago
I live in America, and i am very jealous of this idea of a good economy. I have been told stories of such a thing, but i am scared to think about it.
ChunkyLover53  +   1315d ago
Are you jealous over dictatorships too? Or how about only being able to have a set amount of kids?
omarzy  +   1315d ago
@chunkylove. none of that. I like to pick out different things, but the economy is the only thing that china has against me. I'm not into killing my second born. I am not a supporter of a vast majority of their ideals, but when the US is in sever debt to a country that was somewhat recently a 3rd world country then they have to be doing something right, but i rarely think about it.
Soldierone  +   1314d ago
They basically have slaves, thats why they are not in debt anymore.

They have their entire country working in slave factories, but pay them pennies to call them workers. Its hard for any other country to compete when China openly has horrible working conditions and low as hell pay. So all the greedy corporations build their products there, then sell em at high prices here. I'm not jealous of it, look at how many economies (including the US) could shoot right back up the charts if those jobs went elsewhere? Yet the only way to do it is to literally open slave camps and say have fun....

That probably won't be long, China is basically killing themselves literally with pollution and diseases....Then again China is already buying out American companies....last month they bought a few chains and even a bank.
Rhythmattic  +   1314d ago
Ok , get set, ready.... RANT

It comes down to China's Economies....
Thats right , there is Two...

One , an international currency based around the world Stock markets...
Two, An Internal currency that is for the chinese, its one that can not be exchanged for foreign currency...

thats how they do it. They keep it devalued by such a system, and in essence allows cheap slave labour.

Its been around for years.. I was in Beijing in 1982 (when they first openly invited westerners) . and even then, We had to convert our Australian Currency to "Friendship Money". This currency we could not exchange back to AUS dollars when leaving..

Interestingly, there was one , one only multilevel dept store that had products you could only purchase with "Friendship Currency"... And no, it wasn't aimed at foreigners, it was the only way a local could buy products that weren't available anywhere else.. Like a washing machine !!!

Call it what you will, lets say an incentive.... but everyone there loved doing business with us...

Rant over...

BTW, Everyone was absolutely delightful and friendly.
Tzuno  +   1315d ago
Americans buy everything, Asians sell everything Hahahahahhh!!!
310dodo  +   1315d ago
I wish theyd just sell the online parts of CO4 and WAW
I loved those ones
CanadianTurtle  +   1315d ago
Jealous?! I actually felt sorry for them because the game looked so watered down compared to the other versions....
wenaldy  +   1315d ago
Which ended up in a shitty microtransaction.
Straightupbeastly  +   1315d ago
Chinese people don't like violent shooters. In fact they have several shooting games in china that are only played by a small hardcore crowd. This is just activision throwing the free hand of dice in hopes to hit big, then they'll charge. Nothing to lose for them, but there chances are slim to none. There culture is far different from ours.
MasterD919  +   1315d ago
And free lag too.
Tonester925  +   1315d ago
Aww man. I'm jealous! Free COD! WOW!
KontryBoy706  +   1315d ago
Screw COD they have been killed off their own series.
Denethor_II  +   1315d ago
China is a scary country when you actually research it. They're the next superpower.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1315d ago
It's just a different culture. People tend to play video games in internet cafes and not at their house so they play F2P as buying a physical copy just wouldn't make sense.
violents  +   1315d ago
read the article its not a different culture, consoles are illegal to have in your house not that they just want to be more social, the only legal way to play a game is at an internet cafe or something.

And then on top of it the maps are from like cod3 and 4 and the first modernwarfare so who still wants that here?
ninjahunter  +   1315d ago
Its cool, i got blacklight retribution.
imagine, call of duty for free, all the good features enhanced and all the crap cut out.
chukamachine  +   1315d ago
I'm too angry with china atm for killing an unborn 7month baby.
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1315d ago
When was this? Missed this somehow.
mynameisEvil  +   1314d ago
What? You don't know that abortion (especially late-term) is rampant there?

For those of you who still support late-term abortion, here's something for you from "": Also called vacuum aspiration, this is the most common abortion technique in use today. In this procedure a suction tube is inserted through the dilated cervix into the womb. A powerful vacuum tears the placenta from the uterus and dismembers the body of the developing child, sucking the pieces into an attached jar. There is a risk that the uterus can be punctured during the procedure. Also, the abortionist must take care that all the body parts are removed from the womb, as infection and hemorrhage can occur if fetal or placental tissue is left in the uterus."

So, yes, they rip it apart, put it in a jar, then throw it in the trash after it BACKS AWAY AND SILENTLY SCREAMS IN TERROR from the vacuum.

So, in short, I'm mad not only at China for killing babies like this, but every country in the world that practices it, the US included. Day-after pill? I'm fine with that. But by the point it can feel? That's horrible.

OT: Who in the hell would be jealous of China for any reason? ESPECIALLY for a Call of Duty game? We get one every year and most of us already own at least a single CoD game since 4, so we aren't missing anything.
zyon8  +   1315d ago
Swag out the door..
iamlegend9999  +   1315d ago
Who is jealous of this. There just using maps we already have and guns. Who cares, there's probably not going to be anybody on it anyway. Its china.
Elvis  +   1315d ago
Okay, I won't.
Vladplaya  +   1315d ago
Free, as piece of crap quality, graphics with basic CoD gameplay. I rather spend couple bucks and buy CoD1 and 2 and have better experience than that online garbage.
JKelloggs  +   1315d ago
I'm not jealous, I still own CoD4 and MW2 (which were the ones I saw in the trailer) and the only ones who would be jealous is the 10 year old's parents who have the shell out £40 every year for another CoD title
baodeus  +   1315d ago
They might as well since it gonna get bootlegged anyway.
AO1JMM  +   1315d ago
I have been to china numerous times andtrust methere is absolutely nothing to be jealous of. Obviously nobody in here actually researched anything about China.
LOL_WUT  +   1315d ago
Jealous of China because of CoD? Hah now thats funny.
NnT3291  +   1315d ago
Chinese gamers are more into MMORPG as far as i know
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