Armour up! Activision launched the official Call of Duty: Elite beta testing phase this morning, available to selected players of Call of Duty: Black Ops’ online multiplayer.
If i do end up buying mw3 i may pay for this system because of the free maps packs and you'll save money if it's cheap enough. Plus tournaments sound good though i may just not buy it at all. I do have gamebattles.com if i want tournaments so... idk if this has to much to offer.
Enjoy your "free" map packs...
"Free" games with playstation plus. Its all the same, a way of making money out your userbase. However for the content PS+ is good value, but that doesn't make it any different.
@theEx1Le Nice trolling attempt bring up PS+. As for Elite, still waiting for a full list of details and what happens when your subscription ends. Tournaments are nice, but having to pay for the sub just to play in the in a bit much...
Value is a really personal thing. Some people see value in a Ferrari, some are just fine with Duke Nukem.... Point being, if you play a lot of CoD, a map pack is hardly expensive compared to time spent. If you compare it to how maps used to be free? Well, yeah, it is expensive, but the opportunity to complain has long past. That said, as far as I can tell CoD: Elite gives you something extra, not take something away like Online Passes. Either way you are "supporting" developers. It's a free country (for many of you), so vote with your wallet!
@rdgneoz3, I wasn't trolling, it's a perfectly valid comparison. Each is a subscription that offers "free" extras above the base service.
lol free map packs. I'm about to go head out and drink some free beer. I just gotta give someone money first.
@gamingdroid Opportunity to complain has passed? I've been complaining since this trend began, along with many others. It's not to late to buck the trend, either. Nothing has passed, and I still don't think we should support this. Really though, "dollar value" is irrelevant when the ESSENCE of these types of games has always been the availability of a variety of FREE maps born from creativity and sharing. It might be a good value, but it's soul is gone imo, it's been sold to activision and co.
Now as much as I can say that I so hate paying for dlc, I can say that I don't remember most games coming with 30 + mo maps. Tht being said I do wish that companies would be ok with the billions that they make off us already on the games that we do pay more for now. It's a kick Toi the balls for us oc gamers that are now paying console prices for a oc game because we don't have the licensing fees that the consoles have yet they decided to start tacking on that 10$ anyways. Oh well I guess they are Right in kowing that I am going to pay it regardless and that is the whole idea behind dlc as well I guess. It still sucks though!
I figure it will be $50-$60 per year. 3 map packs = $45, so that + extra is what I'm thinking. If so it would be like buying 2 games.
also THERE JUST VIRTUAL MAPS ON A CASUAL GAME. $45 is way 2 much i just paid $12 for oblivion for f sakes.
You know its going to be expensive, there hyping the hell out of it, and wont tell us a price.
There's the first problem, 15 for a map pack? Fu** off Acti. Worth about the same as the shit in my toilet
True that and if your gonna play all of the CoD games and if you get all the map packs for each of the games then this is worth the money i suppose..
ahhh people like you are what ruin the game industry dude don't let activison win and rape your bank at the same times its not cheaper at all and you certenly don't get free maps if you have to pay
"ahhh people like you are what ruin the game industry" Does anyone NOT ruin the indsutry in your world Most of your comments you say on here are the same. You use that response all the time when people say something that you don't like. "people like you ruin the industry" this, "people like you ruin the industry" that.......YAWN If he wants to let Activision rape his wallet, let him
yes because 1 person speaking out against a company that rehashes shit is against life now.....sorry codfanboy get out
In all fairness femshep, you're not speaking out against activation, you're trolling a comment section. You want to speak out? Create a blog and submit it. God knows enough blogs get approved around here. Or make a website speaking out against such business practices. Trolling someones comments is not speaking out though, it's just sounding bitter and childish.
You see how she gets mad when she gets called a troll, even though she actually is one. She'll ethier resort to calling you a troll or a fanboy EDIT: Oh look at that MrSpace she's calling you a "CODFanboy", nevermind
codfanboy, wow I don't even like call of duty. Whatever helps you sleep at night, I suppose. Nag Nag Nag, Moan Moan Moan....you really know how to relate to female sterotypes :)
Yeah, I don't know. Some of the female gamers on N4G don't seem to do themselves any favors. Warprincess and this one seem hellbent on constantly looking like idiots.
It will work out cheaper if u get all the map packs for all future CoD games... Thats if you were going to buy all cod games and then the map packs after that
You gotta look at it this way what if you decide to end you're subscription do you keep the maps or just while you're subscription is active will you get to use them which in that case let me put it in words you can understand.(THIS IS A F***ING RIP OFF) /end rant.
Love how people are calling me a fanboy. Truth be told i play battlefield and i never touch my cod games. Cod is a pretty bad game thats why i say "if i end up buying it"
Free Map packs? What about the months they don't release anything? Also, that video was Extremely lame, only a child would laugh at those jokes... o wait...
If you download enough then you do technically end up with free content on PS Plus. There's plenty of people out there who have downloaded content worth more than the value of the subscription if you were buying it as a non plus member meaning that anything over and above that would essentially be free.
stop playing shitty games like cod
Soon you will have to have Elite to play online... take that to the bank
that was a very cheesy video.. not gonna lie anyways, i dont think this should b a paid service. Bunch of other games have lots of community items for free, such as Killzone2/3.. although they took steps backwards with 3.. no map/game footage etc. Uncharted 2/3 has nice features as well. elite, just brings "free" map packs, and organized tourneys. does that warrant a $40 - $50 year price tag? Im sure for lots of COD players it will.
I have no intentions on paying for the elite service, but you have to give some acknowledgment that they are actually making a good portion of Elite free. If you feel it's worth the money to expand your experience then more power to you. I know some people out there ONLY play COD. So, 60 a year for a game, plus 40-60 a year elite subscription = 100-120 a year per gaming for the game that they always play. If it works for them, great. I am real curious to see the price point.
NO FPS game should EVER have a monthly subscription, does no matter how good a value is, it's a FPS game not MMO.
I do agree, there should never be one for just playing. Here there isn't. It's all additional stuff.
omg that video was the gayest thing i have ever seen no way will i pay for this crap
Disagree with me all you want, but i really do think that Elite is beginning of a soon to be mandatory subscription
I'm sure next gen all online features in games will be subscription based. If that's done then they better not charge for map packs on top of that. It should an all around service you get.
Nawh Elite is 90% free so theres nothing subscriptiony about it so it cannot become mandatory Escpecially if out of 100 people only 10 are paying for it.. On top of that the competetion is offering it for free so thers no way it will be mandatory
LOL activision deserves to be screwed!!...
So 90% of COD ELITE content is free ? Who the eff pays $60 a year for 10% ? 14 year old Pre-pubescent, trash talking, energy drink chugging kids. That's who.
Oh god this aint gonna go down with the pc gamers. We are used to our free dlc's from valve and dice. We normally pay a lot less for games and DLC's. If they release this fee at same price as consoles I can see it failing. Overall this service should be free for everyone but if paid will fail on pc
I think the reason Activison are doing the whole "90% of Elite is free" bit..... is because they originally planned to sell it all as one thing... but then when Battlefield is doing a similar thing for free they realised that they would get slammed for it.... so damage limitation kicked in and they started pushing the whole 90% of elite is free, you only have to pay for 10% blah blah.... Which really is a pretty piss poor product, because as someone says above.... who would pay for 10% of a product? It really is just a money grabbing attempt which to be honest should be expected as they are a business trying to boost profits. But if you pay for it, you can expect to pay more for less in other ways in the future! And then Next-Gen you can be assured more of these rip-off practices will be in-force from the start as they will try to implement them from the beginning while trying to make it look like it benefits you!
Most of you complaining are probably ones that HAVE purchased cod map packs in the past AND will most likely get MW3 and the Elite service... The problem here is people always complain and instead of staying clear from rubbish like what Activision are doing instead people then go ahead and purchase it and then complain some more. When will people stop being sheep? Also it sickens me seeing how some of you also bash the female gamers on here how pathetic and weak. Most of you have nothing better to do than to basically LIVE on this site 24x7!
Well. I'm not surprised...I mean come on, something like 10+ million in sales each time around....this is the cherry on top for shareholders. ......lets use the same engine....and rehash this game every year. The people moaning about it, oh they will buy it anyway. This is just a way to get even more money from you guys...sad, because it's gonna work.
I fear for our gaming futures.
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