In January, Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling dropped some stat bombs on the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare community that made IGN spill their caramel soy macchiatos. On his blog, IAMfourzerotwo, Bowling let the gaming world know that more than 14 million unique players had played CoD4 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 while connected to the Internet since the game launched in November 2007, 10 million of them on Xbox 360. That's a lot of headshots.
So what makes Call of Duty 4 so popular with such a wide audience of hardcore gamers, casual shooter fans and probably your parents? IGN recently reached out to Bowling to talk in more depth about CoD4's broad appeal and what gives the game such staying power.