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How Call of Duty: Ghosts is ‘Shaking Things Up’

IGN - How Call of Duty: Ghosts is “shaking things up.” (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Culture, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DeadSpaced  +   761d ago
Originally, I wasn't sure how much credibility an IGN article on Call Of Duty could possess. After I read it, I felt like this was IGN's annual endorsement for the overrated shooter.

Is call of duty shaking thing up?

LOGICWINS  +   761d ago
So cute! What kind of dog is that???
DeadSpaced  +   761d ago
In all honesty, I have no clue, but here's an exclusive photo I snagged from CoD: Ghosts. This one is a German Shepherd. /s

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0ut1awed  +   760d ago
Yea, shaking things up alright. With the same engine in use since 2007. That's only a year after the ps3 launched.

True next gen indeed...

Oh and don't forget the brand new tech included!!!!

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pixelsword  +   760d ago
@ Dead Spaced:


snipes101  +   760d ago | Well said
I don't even understand why people think dissing Call Of Duty is a thing worth doing. Call Of Duty knows what Call Of Duty wants to be. Call Of Duty's fans know what they want Call Of Duty to be. Call Of Duty is not going to stop being Call Of Duty until Call Of Duty stops profiting off the Call Of Duty name. So everyone should stop asking Call Of Duty to stop being Call Of Duty because Call Of Duty will continue to be Call Of Duty for the foreseeable future. If you don't like Call Of Duty, don't play Call Of Duty and shut up about Call Of Duty. You aren't cool for making fun of Call Of Duty anymore. The first rule about Call Of Duty is...?

Call Of Duty.
HammadTheBeast  +   760d ago
But some of us remember when it was actually fun and worthwhile with CoD 4, while the newer ones since (excluding MW2 it was half-great) have run the franchise into the ground.

It's sad really. And what's more sad is people lining up to buy the same crap over and over.
snipes101  +   760d ago
People buy Madden every year. There are still Dynasty Warriors games coming out. FIFA is one of the best-selling games in the world. Yet somehow, Call Of Duty is the only one that catches heat. It's the Madden of shooters and that's okay - it is what it is.

Yes, I miss Call Of Duty 4 just as much as anyone else, but it's time to move on and find a new game to play. People are just being bitter and childish at this point.

To draw a comparison - hating on Call Of Duty is like hating on Justin Bieber: it's played out, he's still selling out shows and getting his toes licked by hundreds of groupies, and he's not going anywhere soon. Just ignore it and enjoy what you like.
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FreakdoutKid  +   760d ago
how many times you wrote call of duty?
Lockhart  +   760d ago
Did you guys hear about the new FIFA coming out though? Word is that they changed the shade of green they're using this year.
Utalkin2me  +   760d ago

Can't really compare COD to sports games. Football is football and not really much you can do with it. But a military shooter is a blank canvas and has a broad spectrum of what you could do. Just look at BF VS COD. Both military shooters and both polar opposites in a sense. You could not do that with sports games.
snipes101  +   760d ago
As a joke to speak on how tired I am of hearing about it. You like it or you don't - thing's aren't going to go back to the way they were.

Point taken. But then Dynasty Warriors...
papashango  +   760d ago
my beef is when games come out and get destroyed with negative reviews for being something that's been done before, or more of the same.

Every year you know what you're getting with CoD...yet every year it gets a free pass with the big sites because of Activisions advertising revenue. So with me it's no longer about the game. But about how it's blatantly exposing the game journalism industry for what it is.

$$$ = high scores....Not a lawyer but isn't there laws against misdirecting consumers like this?
snipes101  +   760d ago

And what proof do you have that these reviews are being paid for? Activision doesn't have the best track record, but I'm sure whatever it is you are speaking about is isolated. I just don't see this happening on the massive scale you are implying.

More of the same is not bad in every case. It's just people want CoD to be different every time...for whatever reason. CoD is just a digital blood sport at this point, and just like Madden, you can't really change that fundamentally, so I don't see why CoD should be given low scores for being more of the same.

Do I especially like it? No. Does what I say make sense to me? Yes.
USA007  +   760d ago
For those who say sports games are different than COD. What about fighting games? Look how long they've been here and they still are the exact same! I also dislike COD, but it is the only game that is stable enough to continue to hold FPS tournaments with

@Utalkin2me BF and COD aren't polar opposites. I would put ARMA and COD as opposites
Xof  +   760d ago

What do you really expect?

Remember all that hullaballoo CoD4 (and, more recently, SpecOps) raised among all the game "journalists" who were so stunned that an FPS could deliver a narrative that wasn't clumsy, juvenile and stupid?
HammadTheBeast  +   760d ago
The one thing that came to my mind while playing The Last of Us was that there were dogs with proper AI present..... and fish that swam away....

Also, round scopes ftw.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   760d ago
I'm not here to troll but what exactly is it shaking up? What are the brand new features that are game changers?

What exactly are they doing that'll rival BF4? 60 FPS 64 player on huge maps on next gen console?

At this point the greatest feature COD could have is dedicated servers.

I don't get it but, whatever.
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CrossingEden  +   760d ago
didn't know that this was a battlefield 4 comparison article -_-
KillrateOmega  +   760d ago
"What exactly are they doing that'll rival BF4? 60 FPS 64 player on huge maps on next gen console?"

Nothing, at least not to my current knowledge. Call of Duty if good for what it is and dedicated servers are nice, but it's hard to deny that BF4, and the Battlefield series as a whole, offer a higher quality of video game.
Benjammin25  +   760d ago
What the f**k do you mean "are they shaking it up?'' Look at that dog and try telling me their not shaking things up. Look at those genius fishies swim out of the way and tell me their not shaking things up. Look at the soldier vault a chest high wall and tell me their not shaking things up. You...pah! You wouldn't know the meaning of shaking things up if it bit you on the ass.
Benjammin25  +   760d ago
I know it's dreadful that I have to point this out on the Internet, but I was being sarcastic in that previous post.
KillrateOmega  +   760d ago
I know you were being sarcastic. However, when you are trying to be sarcastic on the internet, the typical means of getting it across is by putting '/s' at the end of sentence.

For example:

Call of Duty: Ghosts from a technical perspective is infinitely more impressive than BF4.
deborah11yager   760d ago | Spam
PCGamingNoobs  +   760d ago
you can shake a milkshake up.... its still a milkshake!
shivvy24  +   760d ago
You win sir ! Good night im off to bed !
gta_manic  +   760d ago
Remember its a shack up for COD
so basically every other shooter has done it already
BattleTorn  +   760d ago

(com'on, someone was gonna say it)
aLucidMind  +   760d ago
The most innovation we're going to see is on the game case; for once, the man is not walking towards you!

Oh, and fish AI.
hiptanaka  +   760d ago
They're definitely "shaking things up" with that exact same engine.
FantasyStar  +   760d ago
The check must've cleared just in time for July 4th.
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Monkeysmarts  +   760d ago
I'm beyond the point of understanding why people need to hate on COD. If you're not going to play the game, why waste time talking about it? You aren't convincing anyone on a message board to stop playing it by repeating over and over and over again how stupid you think it is. It obviously has a formula that works for people... let them enjoy it. Who cares if they don't want to play a Battlefield 4 or... anything else. It's their money to spend.
InTheLab  +   760d ago
It's not about the hate for some of us. A lot of us remember going from CoD3 to CoD4MW and dream of the day that CoD has another generational leap like that.

There's virtually no improvements each year and at the very least, you'd expect CoD to improve it's graphics. Now it just looks like a shinier turd.

So while a good bit of it might actually be hate, some of us just was to see some of those billions Acti has made off this franchise get recycled back into the franchise for once instead of funding the next BS license game.
CrossingEden  +   760d ago
pretty sure activision doesn't read your posts, especially not over the piles among piles of money that they have, your logic is that "if we whine enough we'll get what we want," modern gamers can be worse then children sometimes
Monkeysmarts  +   760d ago
Believe me, I understand wanting to see that jump again... I used to love COD4, even MW2 despite its many flaws. The jump in quality from COD3 to COD4 was ridiculous. The brain trust there is gone though, it just is what it is now. That next jump in quality is now coming in the form of Titanfall in my opinion.

Activision knows how to milk a franchise. I'm glad they are letting Bungie do what Bungie wants to do with Destiny.
Hazmat13  +   760d ago
Well the dynamic maps is something new and needed besides just plan boring maps. BF4 has that on lock down but still good to know they are trying still (kind of) also they need a new engine. Not that old argument of "they keep using that engine to keep it a steady 60FPS" BF4 demo on XboxOne (single player) was at 60FPS so until then BF4 still wins in military shooter. But in all honesty the storyline for ghosts looks cool.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   760d ago
pay for map packs -starter-
Started Corporate Whoring, w/Micro$oft
no dedicated servers
promotes douche baggery, camping,& no teamwork
rinse repeat maps.'
kill the person that just killed you +some more= way to win-. -not on the level of depth&strategy of other games.
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TripC50  +   760d ago
Fish AI

the only thing that is litteraly shook up is the dog's tail.... see what I did there?

joking aside...Hopefully the dog will bring a tear jerking story to the main campaign.

COD games are fun and I have no hate for them. A better story mode is all the COD franchise needs. As long as they provide a story worth experiencing maybe more games will be sold on top of the allready high sales they acheive.
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shivvy24  +   760d ago
I hope that when you control the dog, theres an option to hump. Someone's leg
Jakens  +   760d ago
"the dog will bring a tear"

This much I do know to be true. Makes my eyes rain.
n4rc  +   760d ago
I hate cod even tho I end up buying them every year simply because all my friends play it.. I've been wishing it would die because they deserve it to..

But those of us that remember when cod was a mediocre game that nobody cared about (go counter strike Lol).. Its only a hit because its 60fps.. I know that's not all of it but in a nutshell, its the main reason IMO..

But now with every game running 60fps, they have nothing special.. They can't rehash the damn mw2 engine again and I don't think they have the talent to continue..

New generation means new IPs take over.. Between bf4, titanfall etc.. I'm skipping it this year and I don't care what my friends do..

Think its going to suck compared to the competition and will fade away..
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ziggurcat  +   760d ago
Fish AI, and a dog doesn't exactly "shake things up."
quenomamen  +   760d ago
looks like that yearly special envelope from Activision came in the mail. Was beginning to think when IGN was gonna get on COD's jock kind of early this year boys dont cha think ? Ussually IGN doesnt start this till late Summer early Fall.

Have to say those boys are worth every penny Acti is ahem " donating" to their journalistic work. Bet that check had couple extra zeros this time around what with COD looking like a turd in caparison to a lot of the next gen games coming out. Good like boys ! You guys gonna have some sore hands polishing the turd this year ! Maybe its time to invest in a car polisher ?
talisker  +   760d ago
Don't laugh at the fish AI. It's still much higher than IGN staff's.
Bonerboy  +   760d ago
Shakin' things up? Oh I get it! By doing the same old song and dance routine.
Still waiting for the ol' "Is this going to be the BEST CoD yet?!" headlines. Yes sir-ee, then headlines should be comin' round the ol' mountain anytime now.
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DoctorXpro  +   760d ago
If there is stupid kill-streaks or Score-streaks Im out...
Oschino1907  +   760d ago
They almost always have game modes for that.... Barely anyone plays them.

Obviously COD just isn't for you so why even bother wasting your time commenting on it?
DoctorXpro  +   760d ago
I like CoD but CoD 4MW i want gun on gun, not random flying shit doing all killing
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iistuii  +   760d ago
People go on & on about COD 4 & how it was great blah blah blah. Well I went on COD 4 & in actual fact its no different than any of them. They are all pretty much the same. Its what people like, its what people want. If the people didn't want it they wouldn't buy it, Its in N4G's gagaland that you all feel its great to slag it off each year, yet each year it breaks records. Nobody gets dragged kicking & screaming to buy it, it sells because people enjoy it. The sooner you all get over it the better.I prefer Battlefield 3 on PC, but I admit to the odd shoot up every now & then on COD..
FlunkinMonkey  +   760d ago
Is that your same train of thought with concerns to things like Justin Bieber's record sales?
iistuii  +   760d ago
Again like Justin Bieber, I prefer Iron Maiden, but if millions of kids buy Mr Biebers records, good luck to them. I won't buy them, but I also won't go on a website & berate people who do.
_FantasmA_  +   760d ago
I agree. I never liked COD4. To me it was nothing new or amazing. When I played it my first reaction was "Oh hey they copied Counter Strike", the only difference is its on consoles. But the same problems that people complain about in every COD that came after, were also present in 4. Cheap AI that kills you quickly, grenade spamming AI, over the top cheesy villains and wannabe epic moments that aren't really epic. Really, the game was terrible. Console players fell in love only because they did not know of Counter Strike's existence.
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BABY-JEDI  +   760d ago
Do you have to feed the dogie scoobie snacks to do something brave? Now that would be Koool
; P
Jakens  +   760d ago
Oh please let the dog be a talking dog.
BABY-JEDI  +   760d ago
Well, you really have to save this feature for the next COD game LoL
_FantasmA_  +   760d ago
Halo and Call of Duty can die and go to some invisible place with fire that doesn't exist, but that I wish did just for those 2 to go and spend an eternity in.
bobbydazzler  +   760d ago
Cough... Battlefield 4 ftw forever!
YodaCracker  +   760d ago
Uh... that game with scripted fish? Ghosts has procedural fish AI. Clearly they are taking advantage of the next gen hardware.
bobbydazzler  +   760d ago
De De De De De De Destruction!!
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   760d ago
COD is fun. It breaks sales records. I for one gave up on battlefield BC 3 sucked and got sold. And to those who think bf5 having 64 players is a good thing, look at Resistance, the first one was great but the others sucked having more players added. Hell why not go for bfMAG. COD will make billions despite the troll hate on the net BC people enjoy the formula. And I'll see more than half of you haters on ghosts multiplayer.
marchinggamer  +   760d ago
You gave up on battlefield because your a COD noob with no skill
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   760d ago
I've been around since MW1 and will knock you down to size boy.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   760d ago
I see you're too scared to even list what system you're on and your gamer name. You must get pwned a lot lmao, noob!
EPiCDiNGO  +   760d ago
The new Call of Duty is ground breaking. The fish move when u swim close to them, that alone is enough to convince me to buy a next gen console and play Call of Duty.
Oschino1907  +   760d ago
I never really thought that would be funny but I guess the 8,470,162,328th time I read it I finally was able to muster a slight chuckle............ At how sad it must be to only have the same lame joke(s) as 99% of other wannabe net comedians.
EPiCDiNGO  +   760d ago
Sorry the comment offended you.
Oschino1907  +   759d ago
I wasn't offened at all but the same joke has been over used since 24hrs after E3 and has become stale. I mean come on, atleast a dozen or more people said it in this comment section alone before you did.

Get some new material or just give it up, you make Jamie Kennedy seem hilarious.
EPiCDiNGO  +   759d ago
If you don't like seeing the comments then go and cry somewhere else and stop posting. It is an internet meme its going to be said a lot. Like the arrow the knee from Skyrim. I am guessing you are a sad grumpy old man. Hopefully one day you will stop being a jerk.
iMnotHigh  +   760d ago
Cant believe they are trying to say it will shake things up....its the same old crap over and over again. BF4
sAVAge_bEaST  +   760d ago
b,bu,but the scopes are perfectly round.
Vip3r  +   760d ago
Yet it'll still sell by the bucketload and there will be another by next year.

Shame how mindless most "consumers" are these days.

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