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Submitted by 32froshes 566d ago | opinion piece

Why Do Women Hate Call of Duty?

Cheat Code Central's Josh Wirtanen writes: "Not too long ago, I wrote a nice little article about what exactly it is that makes Call of Duty so addictive. While I was satisfied with myself for being so scientific and well-spoken about my approach to discussing the topic, I must admit that there’s a caveat that I failed to mention: Women, for the most part, are immune to its psychological manipulation." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

smashcrashbash  +   566d ago
It because, like my friend's girlfriend told him, 'It just running from one room or location to another shooting people'. They see the game for the simplicity it is. That is all they see it as. They don't care how real the explosions are or how real the blood or trees look. They see the game for what it really is. A mindless, violent romp from on point to another.I have sisters and they prefer something more then that. For many guys that is all they need but they don't see it that way.
Nes_Daze  +   566d ago
I agree, Black Ops 2 was a good game, but the campaign was too repetitive, and the online maps sucked. I prefer games that have a little more freedom online and in campaign.
onyoursistersback  +   566d ago
i blame it on the immature kids playing online.
DigitalRaptor  +   566d ago
Does it make me more feminine if I also have a taste for experiences beyond Michael Bay: The Game?
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rainslacker  +   566d ago
I actually know more women that play COD than I do men. Although I know that's not necessarily the case among it's fan base.
MidnytRain  +   566d ago
Before looking at the article: their boyfriends/husbands ignore them for the next prestige. X)
venom06  +   566d ago
It's not just women that hate Lag of Duty.. Anyone that enjoys an actual military FPS with good connection, map design and hate people "camping for killstreaks" hates Lag of Duty as well... Man or woman...
Cam977  +   566d ago
Add to that hoards of 12-year old "squeakers" and it is clear why everybody hates it.
specsmatter  +   566d ago
Idk what kind of girls you guys are dealing with but even the prissy girly girls ive dealt with i made into gamers and they love COD and Uncharted. The only thing they might argue about from time to time is that i spend more time gaming then on them lol
ShaunCameron  +   566d ago
According to one female comment, it seems that COD gets straight to the point. And she like her games all (pointlessly) convoluted.
Vladplaya  +   566d ago
They don't, my wife plays it and likes it no problems.
MYSTERIO360  +   566d ago
I don't think only women hate COD some men also hate it to. Halo had a better campaign and multiplayer to it in my opinion COD black ops 2 had an enticing zombie mode which i think really helped its sells.
execution17  +   566d ago
My girlfriend loves Call of Duty, probably have way more hours then me if she had the time to play it more often
MrDead  +   566d ago
I'm not a Call of Duty fan to me it's the gaming equivalent of beige, and I'm a man... hairy boob's and everything
RioKing  +   565d ago
"to me it's the gaming equivalent of beige, and I'm a man"

A real man has the balls to play games like Journey or hell!...even Flower without feeling less "manly".

You kinda sound like someone who drives a Ford F-150, listens to country music, routes for the Dallas Cowboys...and only drinks Budweiser. Yeaahh.....you're a man.
MrDead  +   565d ago
I enjoy Journey, I don't know what a Ford F-150 is or who the Dallas Cowboys are. I'm a little upset that you suggested I drink Budweiser in my country you get that for someone if you want to insult them. I'm more of a claret man and not opposed to the occasional glass of sherry.

Edit: Just looked at the Dallas Cowboys, they look like a rugby team that seem to be afraid to get hurt as they are wearing a lot of protective clothing.

As for the Ford F-150 it has Leaf spring/solid axle!! What is this, the stone age?
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coreymeans  +   566d ago
My girl loves call of duty!
RioKing  +   565d ago
My ex-girlfriend did....which might seem amazing to alot of guys here; but let me tell you, shit got annoying REAL quick when she started whining about wanting to play every other match :/
MsmackyM  +   565d ago
If you had a Wii U you wouldn't of had that problem(2 players, 2 screens)
RioKing  +   563d ago
yeahhh....I dumped her. Problem solved. No WiiU needed :)
Farsendor1  +   566d ago
my fiance hates cod and loves uncharted,amnesia,sims,guild wars 2 and left 4 dead.

she says cod is too repetitive
momthemeatloaf  +   566d ago
They're looking into it too much. CoD online is just a competitive thing, something guys dig. It's why guys love playing and watching sports and girls don't. Most Girls don't have the competitive nature in them, and if they do play video games, they prefer single player for that reason.

I know guys are obsessed with figuring out girls, but they're actually extremely simple beings. It's the reason most guys cannot figure out girls, they try to hard and look past the obvious.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   566d ago
Not all girls hate COD I know 3 of my friends who play it constantly even tho I tell them COD is a BAD game.
mochachino  +   566d ago
I know I know! Because their boyfriends spend more time playing COD than with them.

ZINGBAM!
Mikeyy  +   565d ago
You could spend an entire month with them, then try to get on COD for a second, and a woman will instantly get pissed with you.

Women are the ultimate attention whores, they need it 24/7.
mochachino  +   565d ago
Very true my friend, very very true.

You see them all day, then they want you to talk to them on the phone, then they send texts and then they're making plans for the next time you see them.

I like seeing my GF but there are so many more fun things to do than idly chat about nothing or other people on the phone - like play video games.
csreynolds  +   565d ago
For the same reasons most blokes do nowadays...? ;-)
ATi_Elite  +   565d ago
I know a lot of women who play call of duty so this article is stupid!

http://www.twitch.tv/ms_vix...

She plays it every night with her female friends!

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