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Why Pro Gamers Don’t Play Call of Duty

Wired - “A new game release nearly every year is the biggest problem for a game’s healthy competitive community,” says Rod “Slasher” Breslau, co-host of a web show about professional gaming called “Live on Three.”

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B-radical1292d ago

Ummm

Halo 4 78% (metacritic) 75 reviews

Black ops 2 84% (xbox) 44 reviews?

Does that indicate as to why?

May buy black ops 2 one day I got halo 4 for christmas of my grandmothers golf partner shes hectic as :)

secretcode1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

I don't know where you see "78%" for Halo 4. It's listed as 87. http://www.metacritic.com/g...

cpayne931292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

I think he typed the 7 before the 8, so he meant to say 87. Still, a 3 point difference isn't any big deal.

knowyourstuff1291d ago

If only people would take metacritic with the grain of salt it deserves we wouldn't be having this dumb conversation.

Blastoise1292d ago

What are you talking about?...

NeoTribe1291d ago

What the hell does that last sentence mean? Even after mentally adding punctuation its still baffling. "She's hectic as" pls ask for rosseta stone for christmas. No more games for you.

FanboyPunisher1291d ago

Games that come out yearly have little to no added value; majority is reused assets and code.

Why pay full price for reused stuff?

SKIP ANNUALS, just like COD.

Why do you think the best games never come out yearly? Good games require time, while annuals require paying off reviewers.

MGS, Uncharted, etc etc never would be so good if they came out yearly.

SKIP TRASH. Dont listen to reviews listen to reality.
They reuse assets and code, nearly everything for annual releases; why keep this terrible cycle going?

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Loki861292d ago

Pro gamers such as myself don't play COD because there is no audience for it. It is a very boring game to watch, especially SnD matches. It has over the top twitch gameplay which is incredibly noob friendly which makes the skill gap very small. Finally, the maps and tools that treyarch and IW have provided is not setup for LAN play.

Hufandpuf1292d ago

I saw a pro round of SnD. And it was very boring to watch. They just set up and camped the hallways until one guy decided to move. I can understand camping to win a pro match, but it doesn't make watching it any fun.

knowyourstuff1291d ago

That sort of thing happens in every game, where people camp out as a means of strategy. Twitch gameplay was even more pervasive with popular shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament back in the day, those were considered the pinnacle of gaming skill with the huge amount of pro gaming tournaments featuring those franchises.

chukamachine1292d ago

Pro, rofl.

Quake3 was the best mp game, but so many sucked at it.

I was a railgun god.

brettyd1292d ago

"Pro gamer"...keep telling yourself that

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