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Submitted by LinkageAX 1181d ago | opinion piece

Call of Duty Is Really The Best Gaming Franchise Ever | Capsule Computers

"If you’re having an argument about why Call of Duty is the greatest franchise ever and just can’t find the words you need to win, like Call of Duty does, then just link the clueless fools to this article. It’ll win for you. Like Call of Duty does." - Capsule Computers (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

futurefrog  +   1181d ago
What a messed up article, comparing COD to diabetes? WTF!? Some valid points though about how it is heaps good franchise!!!
knowyourstuff  +   1181d ago
In case you or anyone else hasn't already gotten this stupid joke, this is a parody article where everything is supposed to be nonsense because - that's the joke.

It's like how Republicans feel about Ronald Regan and their US Constitution - totally infallible in any way, delivered to us as a gift from heaven. Just keep that in mind as you're reading it and you'll laugh harder.
Blastoise  +   1181d ago
It's just a new way for people to whine about Call of duty.

Apparently everyone's bored of hating it on forums and have resorted to parody post's.

I don't know what's more pathetic, the fact Call of duty still gets people so angry or the fact that 9/10 people thought the blatantly obvious joke article was real.
ALLWRONG  +   1181d ago
Ironic how Republicans idolize Ronald Regan when he wanted to tax the rich more.

It's true
Donnieboi  +   1181d ago
COD [multiplayer] Sucks. Fact.
THE_MACGREGOR  +   1181d ago
You just gobble long dongs at fps.
futurefrog  +   1181d ago
Coincidence that they have Black Ops 2 ad on there site!?!?
masterabbott  +   1181d ago
I've said this before and I'm going to say it again and again! The COD Series suck ass and everything else it can get it's mouth around!
LOGICWINS  +   1181d ago
Truth be told, I've never seen such rabid devotion to a gaming franchise in my life(with the exception of Mario). Don't care what anyone says, but when THAT many people are waiting in line at midnight to get the game, thats much more than just "following the crowd". These people truly have a passion for this franchise. I would never bash anyone for being passionate about a video game.
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Hellsvacancy  +   1181d ago
Its not "passion or devotion" its impatience, these people that go to these midnight launches and wait in-line for a game that gets released EVERY year, there not much different to a crack head waiting to get his next fix "must play COD must play COD"

I can understand if youve been waiting a few years for a game to be released, but the same people that went to the Black Ops 2 launch will go to the Modern warfare 4 launch next year
Tetsujin  +   1181d ago

Actually, yes it is follow the leader; as you get older you don't buy something just because someone "said" to or because "it's the thing," you buy it because you want to. With CoD I've seen more kids and people under 25 waiting at midnight releases than someone my age (30+) waiting for it; no I'm not saying someone like me will not go to a midnight release and no I'm not saying adults my age and older don't wait; I'm saying its less likely. No I'm not a CoD fan and Activision lost me as a customer back in 2009, however no I will not lose respect or diss someone for liking a game of their choosing.
Hicken  +   1181d ago
You do realize that the larger the crowd gets, the harder it gets to go against it, right? The more people there are, the more pressure to conform, and the less incentive there is to act independently.

The fact that people regularly can't point to the thing that they like that CoD does better than other games is telling.

Again, not that the game is bad at all, but it's certainly not good enough to warrant the popularity it enjoys.
Donnieboi  +   1181d ago
@ Masterabbott: Well said. Bubbles for you, wise man!

@ Logic: Stop trying to kiss butt just to get bubbles. You know COD sucks. "Devotion"? No. The game never changes, except for the maps. That's not devotion, that's wallet rape.
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LOGICWINS  +   1181d ago
Sir, if the first thing that pops into your mind when you look at my post is me "kissing butt", then I'm sorry...I don't swing that way.
A7XEric  +   1181d ago
Not going to give this site hits.

Seriously though, is this just a troll article?
cpayne93  +   1181d ago
It's just a joke, the whole thing is sarcastic, it's not seriously saying cod is good.
smashcrashbash  +   1181d ago
Please. I have no problem with people playing the game but please stop calling it the best franchise ever. just because people cling to something and refuse to let go no matter how mediocre or tedious it gets doesn't make it the best franchise ever.I know a ton of games that are better then COD in many ways. Just because a ton of people rush to do or see something doesn't make it the greatest anything. Transformers,Twilight, Dragonball Z and Naruto are very good example. All of them suck so much and yet people flock to them. Does that make them the best? No.Was Transformers the greatest. No.I know plenty of movies better then it, ten times better then it.

Was Brave the greatest movie Pixar made? No.And yet it will still get nominated and win awards and people will run to see it. It just means that people cling to it and won't let it go. The millions of Twilight fans may say it is the greatest movies they have ever seen but to everyone else it is a waste of space. Try to tell any Naruto fan that there are better mangas then it and they will eat your head off. Does that make it the best? No.It just has enough people to say it's the best and to shout down anyone who says otherwise. That is why they keep making crappy Twilight movies. Because they have enough clingy fans to keep it going. But does that make it the best movie ever? No it doesn't.
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MattyG  +   1181d ago
Read the article before writing a novel based off the headline.
LOGICWINS  +   1181d ago
"Please. I have no problem with people playing the game but please stop calling it the best franchise ever."

Why? Why can't people say it's the best franchise ever? What difference does it make to you?

So WHAT? So what if you don't think Twilight, DBZ, Naruto, or Transformers are worth the praise? Everyone has opinions...just like you do. Your opinions are no better than theirs.
Getowned  +   1181d ago
Did you just compare Twilight with DBZ and dare you!!!

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RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1181d ago
Yeah you are saying people play a game for hours upon hours just because everyone else does it and not because they love to. People have different opinions you know and are allowed to say and think whatever they like.

My favourite game of all time is The Secret of Monkey Island, that doesnt mean everyone else should feel the same way i do, although it is...
braydox21  +   1180d ago
you do know that this article is a parody right?
MattyG  +   1181d ago
You people need to read the article. The whole this is satire. But then again, even through it's sarcasm the article is right. Call of Duty is really the best gaming franchise ever.*

*Sponsored by Activision
tallkidoPL  +   1181d ago
Joke of the year hahahahahaha
Sp1d3ynut  +   1181d ago
*reads title*

Not sure if serious...worried for humanity if you are.
HK6  +   1181d ago
I seriously think I lost some brain cells reading that...

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masterabbott  +   1181d ago
you and me both.. i think it's time to go play me some COD and lose me some more brain cells!
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ape007  +   1181d ago
imo it's one of the best games in this generation indeed, Black Ops 2 was surprisingly awesome, better than i expected, best CoD since MW2
Donnieboi  +   1181d ago
"Best COD since MW2"

That really isn't saying much
ape007  +   1181d ago
imo MW2 is one of the best games I've ever played in this gen, my opinion ;)
TheSaint  +   1181d ago
Nothing can hold a candle to the Barbie series of games.
Omnislash  +   1181d ago
No way. Absolutely no way!

There is no way the Call of Duty series can withstand the test of time. If Call of Duty were even a "good" gaming franchise people would still be playing the past titles. Mark my words, In 5 years nobody is going to be playing Black Ops 2. After this gen is long gone and the next gen is halfway through, nobody is going to ever pick up and play a Call of Duty game, but they will pick up games that are truly a masterpiece like Metal Gear Solid or Valkyria Chronicles, Demons Souls/Dark Souls and many many other games.
THE_MACGREGOR  +   1181d ago
Are you legally retarded or illegally? 2,3,4,waw,mw2 all still played today. You need to be stoned or impailed. Both would do justice.
Omnislash  +   1180d ago
LOL instead of these stupid behind the keyboard internet tough guy replies why dont you tell me why COD is actually GOOD. After this gen is over, nobody will play the Call of Duty games of this gen because theyre nothing but novelty games, they are like the Budweiser of video games. Everyone buys them claiming its a good quality game when its really a bland easy, casual FPS game. Nothing about them are actually good other than the simplistic controls and simple game modes. The only reason people really play Call of Duty is because everyone else is playing it (one gamestop employee tried to get me to buy MW2 using this excuse). When all this is over the game will not be played, the online is the only thing that makes the game good. Nobody will be playing the game online in 5-10 years so whats left? The campaign? The campaign to COD games are tacked on and are usually not the focus of the game so once the online is out the entire game will crumble. Sales do not equal quality.
ACEMANWISE  +   1181d ago
I think this is a more accurate statement.

Call of Duty Is Really The Most Popular Gaming Franchise Ever.
coaidant  +   1181d ago
A good troll post
AzaziL  +   1181d ago
It may not be the greatest gaming franchise but in terms of dollars, it's made more money in media than any other franchise that's existed and not just in video games.

And we wonder why they put so little effort into each yearly installment.....
ndl1531  +   1181d ago
he forgot to put "selling" in there then it would be believable
MuhammadJA  +   1181d ago
The CoD games are great, but calling them the best franchise?

Delusional article is delusional.
FunkMacNasty  +   1181d ago
Jesus Chri*t people
THE ARTICLE IS A JOKE. A parody article, written for fun. Some of ya'll should really read the article before going off half-cocked in the comments section.
rpd123  +   1181d ago
Shit storm because nobody reads.
Pillsbury1  +   1181d ago
Haters gon' hate.
Nafon  +   1181d ago
my response: O RLY?
braydox21  +   1180d ago
its funny how people complain about people who blindly cling to COD in other words COD Zealots and then you have people or are blindly agressive aganist COD And go out of their way to hate on it, aahh the irony. oh and if anyone hasn't noticed from people who have said it before the articles a parody, a joke.

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