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Submitted by Lucid84 1148d ago | opinion piece

Everyone Hates The Call of Duty Series

Who would have thought that a series that has grossed over one billion dollars could be hated so much? Don’t get me wrong, there are clearly a lot of fans out there that have insightful things to say about the game, but it would seem Call of Duty has become the Nickelback of video games. (Call of Duty Series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

carson_le_great  +   1148d ago
COD haters, the worst fan boys in video games
Griffin4871  +   1147d ago
lol Joke's on you. It's because of fanboys that CoD is overrated.
Welshy  +   1147d ago
Totally agree.

If it wasn't for multiple millions of COD fanboys brainlessly purchasing COD year after year, then there wouldn't be a need for "COD haters", who strictly don't even hate, we just point out the glaringly obvious flaws and issues.

Yes, COD4 defined this generation as far as shooters go, but COD being a huge influence isn't always good and, in my opinion, actually nerfs creativity.

There's a massive cycle of destruction for the industry regarding COD that will never end til COD does. Because COD sells (overly) well, other devs pull their own franchises out from their roots and make it more like COD, thinking the COD crowd will buy it. But in the end the COD crowd don't want it because "it's just another COD clone", and the fans of everything not COD get pissed off and don't buy the game either, as they bought it originally for being different and that is no longer the case, as it has just bent itself into the thing they didn't want.

The only people who benefit from CODs existence are the COD loyal fans and Activision, everyone else is just left with a big grey genre with no creativity or flare.

Just look at the sales of "original" games in comparison to COD. Millions of miles apart so everyone has to suffer.

Edit: reading this back, COD appears a bazillion times and looks really silly, but i couldn't find away around talking about it without constantly having to type it xD
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carson_le_great  +   1147d ago
i agree its overrated and over hyped but why do you guys care, why are people writing articles about this and wasting there time. maybe instead of telling people how much COD sucks even though its sells more than any other game you can make articles about how great blah blah blah is
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TruthbeTold  +   1147d ago
Why do people care? Because all of the marketing resources and media attention which are going to a game whose developers don't put in anywhere near enough resources and effort into the game itself as compared to what they make.

Because the average, vocal CoD gamer is younger than the game's rating allows for, and they tend to be an annoying scourge to others online, which is the series bread and butter.

Because the more popular CoD gets, the more other games and genres feel it necessary to take on shooter elements since millions of CoD kids don't see anything non-shooter as a worthwhile game.

All of that being said, it's not the games so much as it is the large number of annoying, immature fanboys of the series, who believe that only CoD and FPS' are 'teh hardcorz', and are annoyingly vocal about their shallow opinion when so often, they shouldn't even be playing the game in the first place. Their parents use it as a babysitting tool, and playing a 'mature' game makes them feel more adult...
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IAMERROR  +   1147d ago
I refuse to read the story because of the horrible picture.
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1147d ago
What's to hate on? It's the same game every year. Activision and Treyarch can fool you fanboys every year. COD fanboys are the worst.
thebudgetgamer  +   1147d ago
I am actually having a lot of fun with the single player portion of blops 2.
guitarded77  +   1147d ago
Don't say that too loud... then you'll be a "brainless 12 year old". Gods forbid you enjoy a CoD game.
HmongAmerican  +   1147d ago
that's because more then half of COD players are suck at the game. No wonder they hates the game.
Temporary  +   1147d ago
YEAH! You're so 1337z0rz!!! we dont hate it cause CoD is a copy/paste rehash every year using the same engine slightly modified. We dont hate it cause it stunts the growth of the industry by making other developers pump out 1st person shooters that look and feel exactly like CoD. We dont hate it because the owners of the CoD franchise are greedy bastards that knowingly put out a faulty uninspired product because the dumbed down zombie gamers will buy it in droves regardless of how little effort they put into the game.

We hate it cause you are 1337, and we are not...

belac09  +   1147d ago
i like black ops 2, im more of a jrpg guy, buy i am having fun with bo 2. and i dont think everyone hates COD games, they hate all the idiot hardcore fanboys.
Thefreeman012  +   1147d ago
I hate CoD, bland rinse and repeat game for the military/gun enthusiast does nothing compelling for story telling, gameplay, graphics, or any sort of technical achievement other than being really well marketed and a easy to play for lots of people to scream profanity at each other. Many love to hate the game bc half of the users are simpletons
redgr81  +   1147d ago
I dont hate COD but Im definitely bored with it. It happened to me in MW3 about 4 months in. I love playing games with a group of friends and competing again real people but after killing millions of people it gets stale. Even worse are those friends that wont play anything but COD.
kagon01  +   1147d ago
LOL. The haters are the same fools who buy this frachise yearly and continue to bitch for the same issues the games always have, rinse and repeat. Remember MW2 for PC version, exactly... (boycott my @$$)
greatcrusader44  +   1147d ago
I'm sure most of the people complaining about it didn't buy it. Ya a lot of people on n4g (and truthfully a lot of sites) hate on CoD but theyre not a 1/100 of a percentage of the number of people who play games overall. Just because it sells a lot doesn't mean the haters are buying it, its just there's a shitload of lovers. I personally haven't bought a CoD game since mw2, sad since I loved cod 2 & 4.
Redgehammer  +   1147d ago
On occasion, the worst kind of critic is the former participant. You know, like the ex-smoker, who, looks upon those that still smoke with disdain, and disgust. Truly, how many people comprise an uproar, anyway?
Farsendor1  +   1147d ago
i don't like cod and i haven't actually bought 1 in years. a friend gifted me mw3

i don't hate cod i just don't like it.
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Themba76  +   1147d ago
I didn't buy it thank God for Gamefly rented beat prestige once even turned that stale trash right back in they really need to do somethin about the graphics engine
theyre is no excuse why they are using a graphics engine as old as their fanbase (12 yrs). I don't want to hear a lame excuse about fps either it's 2012.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1147d ago
definition of insanity.....
profitable repetition.Why interfere with widespread,cultural insanity ?
prototypeknuckles  +   1147d ago
i dont hate call of duty, i just dont care for it because i really dont see the appeal of it, i literally got bored of it.
Fez  +   1147d ago
TheSaint  +   1147d ago
I don't 'hate' CoD, it's just not my bag baby.
Getowned  +   1147d ago
Haha nice, I agree. +bubs for the funny :P
Redgehammer  +   1147d ago
While not being a fan of games that promote, or emulate, culture on culture violence, I understand the competitive allure of the COD series (I would rather rocket jump, and hurl pipe bombs in the face of those RED SOB`s,). I believe using a word like "everyone", is hyperbole; concordantly, while it is true "everyone", is hyperbole, it is also true that "everyone", as a statement, is incapable of being true, thus negatively affecting my desire to even bother to clickout.
The world is filled with billions of potential gamers, and hundreds of millions of actual gamers. The possible permutations of the opinions, thoughts, feelings, and individuality, of such a vast quantity of people, is mind-numbing, and truly beyond my comprehension. The constrains of a word like "everyone" upon the facts is ironic, and "obviously" worth ranting over. If the auther happens to read my comments, please know: my issue is with the concept of an "everyone", rather than you, of course
digger18  +   1147d ago
I don't care for the haters. I play COD because I have fun and that's what playing games is all about. If you don't have fun playing a certain game then don't buy it and stop crying like a baby about it. People need to grow up.
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NoTheMama  +   1147d ago
I like Cod multiplayer with friends. But then again I have a job, a girlfriend, and a life. This sort of crap is unheard of in the real world, the public love Cod. These haters are nothing, nobody knows or cares.
coolmaster  +   1147d ago
If CoD wasn't so overrated and advertised, MILLIONS of people wouldn't ever buy it. In gaming industry (as in any business) huge advertising equals huge money. Just use simple logic. And I almost forgot - advertising the same thing every year could be a little bit annoying.
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1147d ago
I don't hate Call Of Duty, what I do hate companies who copy the franchise or people who complain that more games need to play like it.

-looks at Killzone 3 on his shelf-

3-4-5  +   1147d ago
COD games are like 8.7/10 type of games.

^ This is a good solid score.

Fanboys make it sound like all COD games are 9.5/10 though...
kingPoS  +   1147d ago
I don't necessarily hate the COD series, I just don't like that it tends to blot out anything not FPS related.

I've nothing against FPS's, But at same time I don't want the other lesser known genre's to fade away either.
UnholyLight  +   1147d ago
I say hit the reset button and go back to WWII
CanadianTurtle  +   1147d ago
I don't know about you guys but I still think this is Kotick's fault for having his "genius" idea of annualize the CoD brand instead of giving it time to evolve and innovate.
opinska  +   1146d ago
everyone hates call of duty, but they keep buying it...
conclusion: Activision don't care as long as they get money...

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