Kotaku: Here's a snapshot of what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looked like four hours before the game officially hit the U.S.
Could be correct since analysts predict there are as much as nine millions players who already pre-ordered the game.
9 million 0_o dude that has to be a record lol
I was on at 00:40 and there were not that many people on. It was neat to see the map get brighter as the night went on.
WOW!! Love it or hate it, that is an impressive feat. One thing I do like about this is that it popularises 'traditional' gaming beyond the usual Wii-fare, and it is quite a sight watching a News Headline on a major news channel about Call of Duty, a first person shooter! If this had happened for the likes of Quake 3, I would have needed a triple bypass. It kind of warms the cockles of my sad nerdy heart a little that this gaming past-time, which used to be a very niche affair of a few gamers playing Golden Axe on their Sega Mega Drive unknown to the world, is now a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment medium. Truly we are legion (The last paragraph has now rendered it impossible for me to ever get laid).
Yeah I get the same feeling. and even though I won't partake in MW3 this year I can rest easy knowing that there are MILLIONS of casual gamers, and millions more family, relatives and non gamers being exposed to the hype surrounding a traditional video game. (although this kind of does prove that COD is a casual game)
I agree and disagree. COD can be as casual or serious as you want it to be.
Haters are gonna hate. MW3 FTW!!!!!
I gladly hate MW3. I loved all of the other CODs till I realized it was the same game year after year. I am saving my money till a real NEW COD comes out. Maybe on a new engine perhaps.
So if the engine isn't new then it's not a new game?
Jesus, Iroquois, you must not see very many new games then... pretty much nothing since 2007
The only difference between sequels is graphics anyway if u really thought about it
last good cod was COD 4
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will always remain the BEST Call of Duty for me. Period. It brought fresh new gameplay elements that kept me coming back for more. It was and still will be an awesome game. Plus the PC version had dedicated servers.
wow didnt know that.. Jeez u people need to stop posting the same line on every article... Nobody cares!
so, if CoD4 is the last good CoD, yet all CoDs in front of 4 are the same/very similar, people are saying that they all suck, how? if CoD4 is good then CoD4 = WaW, MW2, Blops, MW3. yes, they're not changed much, but still, they should be good at least. fail logiz of haters is fail. inb4 they're all the same, but if they're the same they should be good.
I'll play a little duty for 3 days, then it's on to Skyrim!
lol play a little doodie.
An appropriate reference, depending on who you ask.
The Elite website is Swamped! I cant even register my account, but I did redeem it on PSN. and we can't register our founder cards till after 11/13 ? Did I read that correctly? Why?
theirs 300 people waiting for it at the midnight launch
So sad to see that most of those guys just buy the game to hack the living crap out of it. We all know its going to happen anyways
Im pretty unhappy with MW3 the story was ok and some of the action was pretty good but it seems to be missing something that i cant put my finger on and also seems to be missing things that i really think should be on there e.g AI bots for split screen multiplayer i find this very lame, and also after you beat the game you dont get a cool bonus lvl like the museum lvl from MW2 it just gets you to go to spec ops which i have no interest in. All in all i have been a fan of cod since COD4 but this one i think will be returned :(
I feel the exact same way. I don't "hate it" I just feel as a COD game something is missing and I'm not sure what. The more I play the more I realize what they took out or changed entirely and I'm missing some of the stuff.
MW3 scored higher than BF3. Says it all:)
And Ocarina of Time scored higher than those 2 games. Says it all.
Different genre. Different game. Irrelevant statement.
@aarix It's relevant, because I'm telling him that review scores doesn't mean much in today's time. There's been way too many games coming out with near perfect scores/higher scores that have had insane glitches and issues on hand.
Yet KZ2 scored higher than MW3.
Umm actually BF3 PC is still going to have a bigger score than Modern Warfare 3, not also mentioning that it only has half of reviews done.
mw2 was a glitchfest for 6 months yet it got a 94... reviews mean nothing
Who cares about reviews anyways? Reviewers got money to score the game higher anyways.
Asia and Australia are going crazy!
got to admit casual shit sells, another good pay day for activision, and they never even had update there engine to do it lmao...
consoles are casual gaming, for people who dont want to mess with anything and just play fairly dumbed down games. There is nothing like shogun 2, civ 5, stalker, arma 2, or even red orchestra 2 on console.
Yeah, keep telling yourself that while I head into NG+++ in Dark Souls.
Kottick must be diving into his pool of money as we speak.
lmao yes, the way wow had done and now cod, you could say he sold his soul to devil for this kind of success :P
This series is still a casual gamers fps with the same arcade style gameplay formula with minor changes from it's predecessors with the same overall smoke & mirrors presentation lolz! P.S..Sledgehammer games has no real creditability in the gaming industry so no serious gamer is gonna take them seriously.Until they work on a serious game & earn some actual creditability & make a serious dent in the gaming industry! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
fps on console cant be hardcore, the idea is just ridiculous. Call of duty is a perfect shooter for consoles.
Uh oh. You saw that hornets nest and couldn't simply walk away. Nope, curiosity got the best of you and you just had to throw some rocks to see what would happen. Run, run now. I'm not kidding kevnb, run. They're coming for you. Run kevnb, RUUUUUUUUUUN!
Hardcore gaming has no exact location or time it happens anywhere at anytime!
http://bf3stats.com/ how many people have traded in battlefield 3 or will trade it in at eb? Considering online pass doesnt apply to eb, its obvious bf3 is for pc, and call of duty for console. Not to mention pirates can play online for 360.
If you read the legal section of that website. They make it clear that the data they collected is not direct but from any sort of third party. Just seemed odd to me about it since a lot of people have been using the data they collect as actual facts.
I'm gonna spend this glorious day.......playing more Battlefield 3
I have been playing since the 5th... Who cares
Well COD is the FPS game of this gen by along way. Ive not liked the game since MW1 but it keeps alot of people happy. For me the FPS games of this year will be KZ3 BF3 Crysis 2 and Halo CEA when it is out this month and the true king of the FPS.
That only shows how many bad players left BF3.
The Xbox 360 BF3 player base got cut in half overnight. Good riddance I guess :P
hell with em, i was tired of them not working together as a team anyways.
then again there are no more turkeys to shoot anymore. im up for more of a challenge now though. :) i say weed em out
Agreed. Good riddance. Maybe now people will actually get on the friggin' point and drop me medkits in Hardcore.
So good.. Finally BF players will play like they should
And here comes the MW3 haters! It would ber interesting to see how many of the haters actual own or will own the game. I suspect lots, we have seen this before and will again.
i hope this means the COD players on BF3 leave... i hate anyone over 20 not performing their job.. such as support not giving ammo... >.>
I have given COD MW3 and BF3 a real trial now, i have beaten MW3 story mode and most of BF3 and i must say imo BF3 seems to be a better game for me, like i posted a little while back on this thread (i am a fan of cod and i have always played it to death) COD seems to be missing something this time and it doesnt feel right ill be trading it in today for uncharted 3 i think. BF3 imo is a better experience the guns sound soooooo much better the gunfights seem more realistic even the sway of the guns are impressive when you move you body around, the story imo is better too even tho CODS story closed off well which i wont share for spoiler reasons. All in all BF3 to me is a better package and ill shall be keeping it and getting online as soon as i finish the story off.
yeah man me and my buddy in bf3 were playin around lastnight. he had mortars, and i was just sneakin around spotting enemies for him. we tore it up and had a blast. you just cant get that in cod. ecspecially battle stories, cause ive had many in bf3 already. yall mw lovers should really try it
Should of just rented it,You'll prob get 30 bucks the most.
There are sooo many haters in gaming today it sucks. You're the ones that are ruining gaming, it isn't anything other than that.
Id rather be a hater than a casual gamer. At least then id hate cod for wrecking mods, introducing map packs, and killing the review system by buying scores through ads. Then a casual gamer completely oblivious that better days existed and better games exist
You just mad cause you suck at cod... I bet you get killed very often and just figure it's not your skills cause your super hard core. Amiright.
I own blackops on the pc if you care to find out cod I dont play anymore because pubs are too easy. The competitive scene died with cod4 and promod Pm me and we can get a 1v1 set up
I'm loving it but I have to admit, I can't stand quick scoping!
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