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Call of Duty: MW3 record is $775 Million – Stop the hate and praise Activision?

Product-Reviews writes: Despite what some gamers may think about that last part of Kotick’s statement, you can’t argue the fact that the majority of gamers are loving Modern Warfare 3. The game may be taking a pounding on Metacritic, but everyone is still going out and buying it, and judging by overall feedback – they seem to be loving every single minute of is as well.

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Army_of_Darkness1627d ago (Edited 1627d ago )

Just imagine how much their staff are making annually!!! Good God man! talk about having a steady high paying job in this day and age!!

raWfodog1627d ago

@ army_of_darkness

Staff is making peanuts compared to upper management. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they have a good salary. But I doubt that they are seeing any extra income off of the success of this game. Maybe a nice christmas bonus...

FragGen1627d ago

LOL. I hope that's sarcasm. If you think the technical staff is making major bank just because the company is doing well, you have no idea what it's like to have a real job. Technical staff members will be paid what the going rate is for the industry. I.e. just enough to keep them chained to their desks.

The extra will be paid out as bonuses to the people who control the finances of the company not the people who actually do the work to make it successful. True story.

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Snakefist301627d ago (Edited 1627d ago )

Isnt that Sharukh Khan's pic?

flyinrhyno1627d ago

prestige level 1 level 50 like 30 hrs in,, and i cant stop playing :)

DonaldBeck1627d ago

Stop the hate and praise Activision?

am i supposed to feel entitled to praise them or something because they made all of this money? no. i bought another shooter for various other reasons, but from a business point of view they really do know how to make an astronomical amount of money.

Tanir1627d ago

yeah seriously, just cuz it made money it just means that people fell for the hype and fad.

mw3 is missing key developers from infinity ward and it shows in this game, the maps are complete garbage. not one unique level that felt itself. nothing like overgrown, high rise, terminal, etc. these levels all look the same, play the same and are just big cluttered messy corridors.

people pay for this and its sad, they fall for it and its sad, and they will always buy it and its sad

Kran1627d ago (Edited 1627d ago )

Simon Cowell has a lot of money. Do I praise him? Nope.

The queen has a lot of money. Do I praise her? Hell no.

So yeah. You are correct.

dgonza401626d ago

i'd stop hating if they didnt have ridiculous prices for their dlc, if they the improved graphics or made other major modifications, and not have to pay a $50 subscription to get the most out of my $60 game.

It's ridiculous.
If i ever buy MW3, it will be used. I would already feel nickel-and-dimed purchasing it with the knowledge of them trying their very best to maximize their profit out of an outdated game with little innovation and overpriced DLC.
I dont support this type of "progres" in the gaming industry. It disappointing to see its success when i believe other games try harder to improve their franchise and do a much better job of improving their games overall.

What's activision? Guitar Hero, COD, and Prototype. All of which have very little if any innovation.
They don't have to reinvent the wheel, but jesus. They know alll their crap is overpriced and some maps should be free to begin with.

tr00p3r1627d ago

How does MW3 differ from a FIFA title for example that generally offers the same content each year with minor tweaks, yet fans don't mind splashing out for each year? Like Donald, I too chose 'the other shooter' this year, but all the hate for MW3 does seem to be a bit OTT.

The Meerkat1627d ago

That's a fair point.

What I don't like about COD is that it seems to suck all the air out of the games industry. Games that should sell well get ignored because everyone is playing COD.

Oh and they removed the FAL from MW3 which has ruined the game for me. The M14 doesn't feel as good.

STK0261627d ago

In my opinion, the whole "CoD is killing original games" argument is off. People buy Call of Duty games because they want a fast paced arena styled modern shooter. There's a demand for such products and as far as I'm concerned, CoD is the best one out there.

The reason games like Psychonauts, Valkyria Chronicles and Shadows of the Damned don't sell as well is simply because they're aimed at a much smaller audience.

Remember, before Call of Duty Modern Warfare, original games were still getting buried and quickly forgotten by the average gamer. If you make a game only few people want, it's not going to sell as well.

There's a reason we get yearly sports games, millions of people love them, and are willing to buy them, so they sell well every year.

If CoD were to go away, another game would take its place. People craving for a fast paced shooter would simply find another game to fill that need, they wouldn't go and suddenly buy the next professor Layton game or some relatively obscure but fun JRPG from Nis.

Focus1627d ago

There's a huge difference, one is made by EA and they generally favour ps3 and so it is blasphemy to openly hate them, the other is made by Activision and so it is very cool to hate it and them. Plus they have exclusivity with Microsoft so . . .

insomnium21627d ago (Edited 1627d ago )

I think we have a winner here.......................... .............................. . ........in stup****y that is.

Fyi hating on PS3 fans is also cool so you kinda shot yourself on the foot there.

I haven't played any of those yearly sportsgames in 10 years atleast so EA is not getting any love from me through those. However if a game is good (Dead Space franchise and Mirror's edge for example) the devs will get my love no matter who they are.

Fez1627d ago (Edited 1627d ago )

Hating on anything Sony on this site is enough to get death threats in your inbox... lol it's definitely not cool here. Unlike dissing CoD.

Is it any wonder the CoD hate around here when people associate it with Xbox?

Spitfire_Riggz1627d ago

I hate sports games because of that. So I personally do HATE on Fifa. Thats why I buy sports games every 2 years or so. MLB the show being the most recent.

Pikajew1627d ago

I like A lot of Activision games. I find them a lot of fun

iNFAMOUZ11627d ago

call of duty's for kids, all my younger friends on xbox live play it daily, so annoying

JeffGUNZ1627d ago

Really? I'm 26, didn't know I was still a kid.

You ever think that the games sells about 2-3 times more then other popular games, so the likelihood of encountering more age groups increases? For every "kid" i encounter, I run into just as much adults.

COD is a fun game. Simple as that. It's not the best visual, most innovative, etc. The main point is it's just plain old fun.

raWfodog1627d ago

And I'm 40 so I guess I'm still a kid at heart :)

Don't have the game yet but maybe I'll get it at xmas...might get BF3 too.

Hueynewton20121627d ago

Get BF3 if you battles, get MW3 if prefer fast paced generic arena shooters get MW3 or just get both. Two completely different styles of games.

raWfodog1627d ago

@ huey

I've always been telling people that they are two different styles of gameplay but fanboys are always gonna hate for no reason. I play what I feel like playing, no matter what system it's on or who the publisher/developer is.

I specifically like COD for it's quick, jump-in and play, over-the-top, super-soldier type feel. I'll play BF3 for the vehicle combat, steady-paced, team-based tactical gameplay. I love having options...