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Why The 2010 Delays Wont Save Anyone From Modern Warfare 2

DualShockers writes:

"If you think back to this past year's E3, the biggest title (besides Uncharted 2 of course) by far had to be Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. A couple of weeks before the convention IW released their very 1 teaser trailer that ended with the release date of 11/10/09. Prior to the trailer there were many other titles slated for a November release as well. However, following Modern Warfare 2's showing at E3 that all would change, like a domino effect, one title after another it seemed as all had begun backpedaling into early 2010. This epidemic of delays in the gaming community would come to be known as the "modern warfare flu".

Not every title was delayed, as some managed to actually move up in the calendar. Some titles like Uncharted 2 did the right thing. Naughty Dog and Sony, had probably the most impressive showing of any title at E3, yet they still adjusted to Modern Warfare and moved up from their original November date to October 13th. This was done in order to make sure it wouldn't get caught in the holiday release shuffle (*cough* and avoid Modern Warfare *cough*). While Uncharted 2, was making moves in the right direction, other titles we doing the absolute worse thing (besides cancel the game of course) they could have done by slipping into 2010..."

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BROOKLYN N-M-E2486d ago

I'm going to be so broke in January because of these delays!

BadboyCivic3602486d ago

MW2 will be played alot but sometimes we need a lil diversity and thats where the other games come in...GOW3,Bioshock,ME2 and GT5 is a must buy...

Ashby_JC2486d ago

If I had a SOLID game lets say like Bioshock 2 that has a following from the first game.

And is not really a shooter in the way COD is. I would have released it THIS holiday 2009. It would have still sold becuase its a different experience.

There are a few other games that shouldnt have went to 2009 IF they were ready.

The article does make a good point....

After December ppl are usually BROKE and are playing the games they got for the holidays!

StanLee2486d ago

Early 2010 I'm going to be broke. There's Darksiders, Bayonetta, Mass Effect 2, Army of Two: The 40th Day, Bioshock 2, Dante's Inferno, Splinter Cell: Conviction. Anything else I forgot to mention? Whew!

nycredude2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

COD is overated. I will get it used in a month or so after teh holidays when gamestop has buy 2 used get one free so activision doesn't get shiat from me.

Edit: What is up with all these stupid being saved from COD articles? Is COD a black hole that sucks up other games and makes them disappear or something, a sort of game oblivion? have these idiots ever heard of buying more than one game?

@deadreckoning
Yeah sure you're playing Demon's Souls. I didn't know it was out on the 360. Why are you waiting to buy UC2 next year? Is that when you will buy a Ps3 finally?

I played the Lost Planet Demo and it was fun but only a retard would wait 6 months after UC2 release to buy it and get LP2 on day one.

deadreckoning6662486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

Good Article. MW2 ill be played religiously for the next 2 years!

Modern Warfare 2 and Demon Souls are already my two games of the year.

@nycredude- If Modern Warfare is so overated why do so many people still play it? Why is it still in XBL and PSN's top ten list after TWO YEARS? No..no, I have a better one. Whats the most bought thg off the PSN store?

Edit: psn-deadreckoning666, do ur research before u go accusing people of not having a certain console
Also, GET SMART. U call me a retard for not buying Uncharted 2 when u and I know full well that not EVERY PS3 owner will buy it this year and MOST will flock to Modern Warfare 2. If Uncharted 2 is so great then I assume it'll be the most played online game on PSN this holiday season..right lol.

Nice job trying to force ur opinion on others,dude World at War map packs are the most bought thing off PSN..wake up.

@bear- Yea, if Lost Planet 2 comes out this year, im getting it too. I was getting Uncharted 2, but ill wait till the price goes down to get it sometime next year. MW2 and LP2 will keep my busy until March.

bjornbear2486d ago

Same as me =) only getting it in December together w Lost Planet 2. Nov. not getting anything...won't have any €€ =(

morganfell2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

Good post and dead bang on for ALL comments.

I am not concerned about a game that puts money into Bobby Kotick's pockets. But othe rpeople should stop and think for a second.

I can buy what I want, as much as I want. I have more than a handful of games on order already. Some people are not so financially fortunate. When they run out and buy MW2 on day one and then Activision starts increasing prices on their next titles these same MW2 day one fans will be crying over the cost but they will have no one to blame but themselves.

BlackTar1872486d ago

I guess for this one period its okay to be a single console owner. in the money sense for a gamer your missing out on some really great tittles.

I own them all so my list is
Yours + GOW3,Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Heavy Rain,etc.

I also have on my plate right now
Op Flashpoint,Demon Soul,Sacred 2, wolfenstein, Need for speed,Mini Ninjas, NG2 and GIJOE(not the worst game ever)

To much to much

N2NOther2486d ago

In this economy people will most likely be cutting their spending. The game that the majority of gamers want is Modern Warfare 2. This isn't blind speculation, this is a fact. A lot of people are only buying that game or very few others. So, it makes SOUND business sense for companies to movie their title to a more leveled playing field in terms of competition.

As for COD being overrated. I'm sure it is, to YOU, but the fact remains that people are still playing COD4 to this day so "theory" that it will only be played for a months is dead wrong.

Noctis Aftermath2486d ago

i would of got COD4, but it's price is roughly the same since release, and i ain't paying basically full price for a 2 year old game.

Myth2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

1. Uncharted 2 SP
2. Unhcarted 2 MP
2. Demon Souls
3. Assassins Creed 2
4. Dragon Age Origins
5. Modern Warfare 2 SP
6. Modern Warfare 2 MP

I want to fully experience MP on both Uncharted and Modern Warfare 2. No reason why one should suffer over the other. So far my favorite experience online this gen has been Killzone 2, I just enjoyed unlocking the things in KZ2 more than i did in the first Modern Warfare and i liked the bigger maps.

droid and bot2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

this game is really over rated
now don't get mad because this is my opinion
add to that WOW and the first MW was good

but i think its time for me to move it to something new
a new IP
and i think that PPL should do the same too

and last but not least i hate bobby kotick and he is not getting a single dime out of me

FrankDrebin2486d ago

This fall/winter is gaming heaven! No matter what system you are rocking, there is lots to spend your money on.

Woot I can't wait!

N2NOther2486d ago

So a game you haven't played yet is overrated? Funny, because so far it hasn't been rated at all. Hyped? Yes. Overhyped? None of us know yet, but it's funny that you think everyone should move on when not only you haven't played the game, but EVERYONE who has says it's fantastic. Hmmm.

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BROOKLYN N-M-E2486d ago

Delaying to 2010, will only delay the inevitable! Getting crushed by MW2!

iiprotocolii2486d ago

Nah, I don't think its to that extent. MW2 would have crushed a lot of games, but that's only because it's a multiplat title. Not saying that the game is crappy because everyone knows that its a solid franchise, but there are a lot of games on that list that could give MW2 some competition.

iiprotocolii2486d ago

Meh, out of that list of the 7 being delayed, only 4 interest me. So, I'm not really upset at the push. Companies aren't stupid to go and compete against MW2. They saw what COD4 did and they're well aware of what it's going to do this time around with the community it has developed. Out of that list, I can probably list 4 or 5 games that gamers would have definitely gotten if it were released this holiday season.

Chadness2486d ago

For me, it doesn't really matter when a game comes out, I'll be buying the same games next year as I would have if they released this holiday season. On the same thought, clearing market space out isn't going to get me to buy a game I wouldn't have bought anyway. Unfortunately, I have little interest in MW2, and even less interest in buying it or playing it immediately.

smooch_3572486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

To me, all of these "delays" could be avoided if publishers would wake up and realize that we gamers are usually dieing to play new games during the months of April-September, I'm sure all of you know what I mean, how many high profiles game came out this year during this time period...Madden, Infamous & Batman AA come to mind, but that's about it. Why do publishers always wait for the holidays to decide they want to release their games, there is like no comp during the summer and spring months, and good games are in a drought during those months....

And in regards to the previous post before me, I missed out on KZ2, RE5, and Batman AA this year either because of money or just being too busy with school work, but you can bet that they will be the games that I play this holiday season, and then early next year, I'll pick up Uncharted 2, MW2, and R&C-Time....If you publish a good game and I miss out on it on release, doesn't mean that I wont get them when the time is right for me, and I'm sure most gammers do the same.

Chadness2486d ago

Plus, there's a bit of the "WoW syndrome" too. Just because another title doesn't do as good as MW2 doesn't make it a bad or unsuccessful game by any means.

Aquarius2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

AC2 and MW2 are on the TripleA too so 360 FAILS!!!!!
(first 360 sku can be found sitting at 84 on Amazon;)

GALO RRODLC and Flopza 3 are both 2007 games in disguise...

Microslut should be ashamed of themsleves. :p