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Infinity Ward Has Officially Run Out of Ideas. The Wolf DLC is Coming

In what seems like a stupid joke, Infinity Ward's alleged next DLC or microtransaction is going to be a skin – not for you but for your Guard Dog, the killstreak. At first, Call of Duty: Ghosts's Riley was butt of every joke on the internet. For better or for worse, Riley was all over social networking sites. Some for ridicule, some for praise but mostly ridicule. Well, if Riley wasn't cool enough for ya, by next week, you can pay a measly $4 to change Riley into "The Wolf"

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Stuart57561025d ago

Good god. How does COD continue to sell millions? When is it going to die?

Neonridr1025d ago

when people stop buying the game..

irepbtown1025d ago

I doubt that will happen any time soon. I really thought with this new gen, that Activision (IW in this case) would step up and really improve the game.

I guess it was just wishful thinking.

Slightly more OT: $4 for a skin? Which is for a killstreak? What? Are they serious?

Dee_911025d ago

Awesome! PRE-ORDERED!
#dudebro

worldwidegaming1025d ago

Is that a downgrade from "horse armor"?

UncleGermrod1025d ago

Ever since mw3(though the franchise was fatigued well before that point) I have been saying how I will probably not buy "next year's" CoD game. I have gotten everyone so far, but Ghosts really kind of shows just how foolish I have been for hoping for more. They felt they needed to change it up, because even activision and IW know it is tired. But these changes have led to more problems and the overall CoD experience has been hurt.

Here's hoping Treyarch can capture some of the chaos of Blops2 along with some nice additions. Either way, at the very least, I will be waiting out the launch to see if the game is worth $60 and a season pass.

Also, next year will see the release of Titanfall, among other highly anticipated shooters, so maybe we will actually see the true fall of CoD.

I think Activision should let the main series rest for a while and put treyarch and IW on new, more ambitious projects. In the mean time, they could release the F2P CoD Online so the hard-core fans have something interesting and enjoyable to play. They will likely still make tons of cash on the microtransactions in that game, and maybe CoD will actually go to rest with some dignity, that is, if it has any left.

SJPFTW1025d ago

Next up... Unicorn dog skin DLC

colonel1791025d ago

Well, there was a time when we believe Rockband and Guitar Here would never end, and now they are dead!

I think that there's going to be interesting games announcements this generation that will, ultimately, finish with COD. Right now is the start of the generation and no one has announced real next gen games.

I say that by 2015 COD will be no more.

abzdine1025d ago

people wonder how this licence will die but still get their copies day one.. just hilarious!!

HammadTheBeast1025d ago

In b4 $25 skins for League.

But to be fair, those are completely redone characters basically, and there's 2 of them that expensive.

This is a SKIN FOR A KILLSTREAK.

johndoe112111025d ago

It died for me the day I played my first killzone shadow fall multiplayer match.

nukeitall1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

Maybe CoD will die when the original creator launches their the next game, Titanfall.

Personally I like CoD. Don't understand the hate towards it.

Heck, why can't I enjoy my game without people pissing on it?

ThunderSpark1025d ago

Waiting for The Kibbles & Bits DLC

memots1025d ago

Won't happen.

Just look at top seller on all system,
On PSN, Xbox live and even steam. You check popular and its always Cod and the dlc.

Its ridiculous

yezz1025d ago

@irepbtown

That is exactly what I was thinking! "Not even Activision is that stupid that it doesn't step some game up when there is a new generation." WRONG!!

They have reached a point where they get tons of money no matter what they do, so why bother.. cunts

shadowsatey1025d ago

I stopped buying Call of Duty, after Black Ops.
I know, it took me a while.

PS4FEVER1025d ago

I've never bought any cod game. I love single player games though. Should i buy the latest game?

Neonridr1025d ago

@PS4EVER - No, if you want a good single player experience, get Modern Warfare 1 or 2. Black Ops 1 had an OK story too, but it gets pretty ridiculous after that.

Are_The_MaDNess1024d ago (Edited 1024d ago )

@In b4 $25 skins for League.
dont even start there!
LOL got insane prices and messed up microtranactions.
atleast you get everything from the start in Dota and you get items on every level and a drop chance in every game. and you can combine your items not just put on a skin with everything.....

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solidsheep1025d ago

COD reminds me of the Simpsons.

dericb111025d ago

@solidsheep

The Simpsons do not reharsh their episodes. They have done just about everything but still bring new things. COD just slaps more old paint on the other paint and the other layer of paint.

MestreRothN4G1025d ago

It is a valid analogy, since both have been revolucionary in its time and both completely stopped in time.

plaZeHD1025d ago

The Simpsons is just horrendous now days.

Deadpoolio1025d ago

The Simpsons should have been cancelled like 15 years ago, it stopped being anything more than just god awful after around the 10th season. The movie was just god awful horrendous.....COD really should have stopped after MW2, when Infinity Ward left, at least change the name, they aren't infinity ward anymore all those people are gone

IcicleTrepan1025d ago

I don't see how this is any different than the skins you can put on your OWL in Shadowfall.

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ajkula1025d ago

Modern warfare was the best, and a Great game besides, just the rest was reusing the dishes' water to cook the soup...

Stuart57561024d ago

Superb analogy, other people say things like 'new paint over old paint, over old paint' then you pull that out of the bag, recycling old useless crap that was once good for something to try to make something better and it falling flat on it's face. Brilliant analogy.

CuddlyREDRUM1025d ago

I ask the same of all Rockstar games.

jahfen831025d ago

It's the best FPS, that's why. Yeah I said it and sales do equate the best. COD sells more than any other FPS cause it's the best for it's genre, just like Justin Bieber is the best when it comes to his genre of music. There I said it! You can kick and scream but numbers don't lie.

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T21025d ago

wow you almost put up a solid argument and then .... justin bieber.

SirBradders1025d ago

COD represents the sheep of society, im not saying everyone who plays COD are sheep because some do actually enjoy it but there are so many people that follow eachother or have no minds of their own and follow trends and these are the same people that believe in everything they see in the mainstream media and also attach themselves to multi million dollar celebrities because they feel some sense of achievement from it.

Alsybub1024d ago

Wow, you really couldn't be more wrong. Just because something is the most popular doesn't, automatically, make it the best.

CoD is living on past glory. It still sells by the bucket load because the mainstream will continue to buy a product that they know, without researching what else is out there. It's blind loyalty.

If you haven't properly experienced the alternatives, and I'm not talking about playing five minutes of Battlefield (for example) with a pre judgment that you hate it,then how are you to know if something else is better?

I'd rather look at all of my options, try them out, and then play the game that feels best to me.

Of course, it all comes down to your own preference, but for me I'd much rather play something that pushes the boundaries. I don't really want to play something that, while it was great in 2007, has aged significantly. I also refuse to pay full price for a game that is, in essence, a glorified addon to a six year old game.

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3-4-51025d ago

We have 330 + Million people in this country.

Not all of them are smart.

This is why this game sells and will sell forever.

The ignorant prefer to stay ignorant.

It's easier.

ABizzel11025d ago

@3-4-5

I don't think it has to do with people being ignorant, but you last statement is exactly what it is. "It's easy". Anybody can pick up and play COD, because it's basically a point and shoot. See something move shoot it, it's the ultimate example of the #brodude / #dudebro / #broman. Shoot. 60fps and fast gameplay sealed the deal.

But with the new consoles pretty much every FPS will have multiplayer that's 60fps, so that's the first nail in the coffin.

The second nail is evolution, with games offering new ways to play. BF4 64 player huge maps air, ground, and water combat (if they can get it running), TitanFall aerial maneuver and mech fights (COD 2.0), etc... All it'll take is a big boost in diversity of FPS, and COD is going to lose more and more market share.

It's not going to happen soon, because most people like easy and most people hate change, but it's going to happen eventually.

Morgue1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

I wasn't gonna buy Ghosts but after 3 weeks of trying to get my friends to either play Killzone, Blacklight or Warframe. No one would budge because they all just wanna play COD so I broke down and bought it.

My friend said if I did buy it he'd give me $30.00 just so I'd play it.

ABizzel11025d ago

@Morgue

Time to make some new friends. Simple as that. Nobody wants to play the same games over and over, if they can't join you find somebody who will.

kingPoS1025d ago

I'm beginning to think Activision has been sprinkling a bit of crack in every Cod game case. lol

Gateway MT6706 2008

coolvibu931025d ago

Just curious, but what impact does it have on your life if the game series doesn't die? You already don't play so it doesn't change anything in your life. I don't play cod and I am more tired by people complaining and belittling cod fans than anything. People enjoy the games, so what is the big deal?

SirBradders1025d ago

I think the argument is that with all the money they have they coupd probably do without this DLC crap and in fact it actually shows how dumb the fans are for buying all this rehashed crap. Your just supporting more and more greed and fueling the industry to thus follow. So yea it can partially have a ripple effect in the gaming community.

coolvibu931024d ago

@SirBradders

I'm not supporting them cause I don't buy the game. But i still don't think it's the right attitude to have. Non-COD fans are like this: ''You like things we don't like. Stop having personal preferences and play what WE like!''

Stuart57561023d ago

The impact it has on my life is as follows (SirBradders basically answered for me):

"I think the argument is that with all the money they have they coupd probably do without this DLC crap and in fact it actually shows how dumb the fans are for buying all this rehashed crap. Your just supporting more and more greed and fueling the industry to thus follow. So yea it can partially have a ripple effect in the gaming community."

Someone that understands the industry and the effect that popular bad games has.

Tales RPG addict1025d ago

agreed. I'm beginning to get the feeling that COD and FPS games in general are starting to suffer slowly as "Shooter Fatigue" is starting to take place.

Nodoze1025d ago

COD is in it's AOL MySpace phase now. Don't worry, it will be a distant memory in no time. Like both AOL and MySpace there will always be hold outs that refuse to change.....even though everyone else has.

dillydadally1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

It will die as soon as a single other game comes out that does even one thing that's important for attracting the casual gamer as well as it. No fps has as smooth or intuitive of controls. No fps is as accessible our easy to get into. No fps does the constant reward and addictive progression thing near as well. No fps does the share a game with random unskilled buddies as well. And no fps nails that campy Arnold Schwarzenegger/Michael Bay image that attracts the masses like CoD. It really has no competition when it comes to attracting the masses (Battlefield might be a better game for serious shooter fans, but still doesn't do these things as well as CoD. It can't because it's a different type of game that enforces teamwork and learning the game more, making it less accessible and casual by nature.)

In other words though, it will die when Titanfall comes out.

frostypants1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

Same reason "Real Housewives of [insert whatever]" and cable news channels still exist: the lowest common denominator of human intelligence...or perhaps the dumber aspects of the human psyche of otherwise intelligent people...keeps patronizing them.

DaReapa1024d ago

"...or perhaps the dumber aspects of the human psyche of otherwise intelligent people..."

LMAO!

_FantasmA_1024d ago

Johndoe got it right. When I played Killzone, I couldn't take COD seriously anymore. Wait, actually I never did, but Killzone murdered all the last 7 CODs combined. They have ther bright spots here and there but after MW3, the next two sucked major ass.

HighResHero1024d ago

When there is another franchise to milk.

TAURUS-5551024d ago

i actually like COD ghosts on my PS4.

and the dog is really cool.

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AgentFlex1025d ago

what does the wolf say??

Convas1025d ago

Nothing, it's too busy trying to rip out your jugular.

fattyuk1025d ago

I might of been interested if it was the real wolf

http://ibuildmvps.com/blog/...

stuna11025d ago

Ring ding ding ding dinga ding!

Clunkyd1025d ago

@stuna1

Don't bring that horrendous song over here.

stuna11025d ago

@Clunkyd

I didn't say I liked the song! It's just that once I first heard the song, I've been unable to get it out of my head! Kind of like sticking pins through my brain lol.

Shadow Flare1025d ago

When I heard that song for the first time, it was just one of those moments where I wanted to weep for humanity. It's not even funny. I know some Internet things are so stupid they're funny but that was just... it was the work of a retard. I think only children would be amused by that, and when I say children I mean pre - school toddlers.

'What does the Fox say' is what happens when you put a camera in a mental hospital

/OFF TOPIC

stuna11025d ago

@Shadow Flare

Every time my daughter comes over, she'll follow me around the house singing! Even got my grandson on video singing it, but he sounds more like a telephone ringing.

Shadow Flare1025d ago

I'd rather be homeless mate. If that happened at my place I'd seriously weigh up the pros and cons of eating rats for breakfast in the street and using a bin as a toilet.

It reminds me of that stupid crazy frog craze that happened. It's times like that where I wish I could hibernate like a bear until the fad blows over.

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onyoursistersback1025d ago

Ever Hurd of
"the boy that crys wolf"

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Excalibur1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

How has it run out of ideas?
I'm not a fan of micro transactions but Like it or not it will probably sell 1000's

gametipcenter1025d ago

I think they meant, has run out of "good" ideas.

Excalibur1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

Well I won't disagree with you there,not a single bit, micro-transactions have gotten way out of hand, $4.00 for a skin is an absolute crime BUT as I said before, plenty of people will run right out and buy it and that will just entice these Devs to keep pushing this crap.

ravinash1024d ago

You can get like a whole game for $4.
Why send it on just a skin?

GiggMan1025d ago

I can think of a lot of stuff. Birds, snakes, turtles, etc. It's a micro transaction gold mine.

irepbtown1025d ago

They'll probably throw in some insects while they're at it.

UncleGermrod1025d ago

hahahahah "enemy snake online". "enemy cobra incoming"...that second one could get confusing.