Activision’s big-budget Sam Worthington x Jonah Hill commercials for Modern Warfare 3 won a lot of fans, but novelist, essayist and former paratrooper D.B. Grady is not one of them.
Im sure the makers are crying in the piles of cash cause this guy didnt like the ad does anyone have anytime for anything other than a whinge these days,so they should have been scraping toe fungus with a bayonet for realism. Im no cod fan but the haters are the ultimate sheep.
Hate Call of Duty all you want but you have to admit that COD commercial are entertaining.
The last funny one was the "Everyone's Doing it" commercial from MW2. All this new stuff is just stupid and basically shows it's for noobs with him pulling out all sorts of weapons like a throwing knife and pistol and walking through tons of gunfire unharmed and I'm guessing killing everyone in his path. Although, that's basically what happens in that POS game, and that's what people who buy it like, so why not? What a joke of a game now-a-days.
I don't understand your problem with the commercials... You say the game is a joke. You say the commercials are... well I guess you meant unrealistic and over the top. To me, that's consistent, no? Seems like the devs know their audience, know their game, and made commercials to go with them. I'm the first to hate on CoD myself, but even I laughed at these new commercials. Stop trying to hate for the sake of hating. Get a sense of humor.
@Blained thgat's not what he said at all, he stated that even the trailer promotes 'the noob' and making it attractive for new players.. just like the game does. COD as a franchise went from a game that was down to 1vs1 moments involving you your gun your reactions and accuracy. Now a level one can join the game and come top by sitting in a corner sponging killstreaks. Even more so now in MW3 because you didn't even need kills for the killstreaks.
You need to do objectives to get points for your killstreaks, so you have to move from your corner to get them. Probably the best new thing with cod. I have never seen a level 1 winning a game, but thats probably because me and my friends are good :)
The commercials have mass appeal, appealing to adults and surprisingly childrean a like who think it looks cool. I think this article is more saying that even though it is at the end of the day a game the way it brings it to reality and glorifies war and makes it seem like in reality you get kill streaks and perks and celebrate when you kill their whole team without any mental damage is what he is going for. I worked at a gamestore and a lot of 7-12 year olds wanted MW3 and SR3, why you ask not because of bad parenting ,but the way the ads try to appeal to people.
What's not hideous about Call of Duty? Lol, I'm kidding, it's not that bad. The thing that makes it bad are the people who play it, but I guess that's true for just about any online multiplayer.
And the fact it never improves is the main reason it sucks. MW, or COD4, is the best FPS of the console generation, MP and story wise. All others are just broke and built for the bandwagon fans, not the real fans with all the killstreaks and no gun on gun gameplay at all. It's disgusting what they're doing with what was a good game. Splitting the development between studios every other game is a terrible idea for the one who did the lifting in even creating the main engine. IW broke up even before MW2 and the milking, that's how bad of an idea it was. It's the next Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, it's only a matter of time until people stop buying and it's canned, and I'm fine with that because IMO no game from the series is worth buying until there's a major overhaul on the engine, like other games do in between releases to improve them.
@3GenGames I suggest you don't speak about MW3 if you haven't played MW3? Seriously have you even played it? Killstreaks are really dumbed down in MW3. And in a good way too. It's the most balanced since CoD4 in case you didn't know. The way I see it is that your just on the Hating BandWagon. But of course you probably hate everything else that's popular just because you never were right?
Well obviously he doesn't really understand that the game doesn't really take itself too seriously. The game doesn't aim for realism, so a trailer like this is fine.
Come on, the ad is obviously a joke in the same vein as mowing down grannies in GTA. I have to wonder how offensive "Tropic Thunder" is for these people.
This douche forgets that though COD is a war game....it's a game. It's purpose 1st and foremost is entertainment. If ads are putting that 1st over education....well duh!
The guy has a point. The fact that you can't accept this and choose to insult him... truly demonstrates just how juvenile you are.
Plus that "douche" risks his ACTUAL life fighting for YOUR freedom. Show some respect.
He's actually fighting for some guys bank accounts, not freedom. Stop w/ the fighting for your freedom line. America drugs out more **children** than the rest of the world (combined) w/ ritalin. Which actually slows the process of the front of the brain w/ is the creative center, which determines who you are, what you like and how you feel about things (which is why previously to children, it was only giving to mental patients). Kids are told you can be who ever you want to be, which for reasons I stated above is simply not true. So don't talk to me about freedom.... I think of this when I think of freedom. "I'm always open minded and willing to be flexible, granted I get my own way in the end"
No individual in the American military chooses to put his or her life on the line for someone's bank account. Your disdain for the treatment of children by the pharmaceutical sector- regardless of whether or not it's actually happening, is deplorable, or whatever- has ZERO bearing on this man's reasons for being in whatever branch he served in. Your view on what "freedom" is also has no relevance to why he decided to put on the uniform. I challenge you to find any military personnel (not part of a PMC) who joined for someone else's money. That aside, I also found problems with this new commercial, which depicts a "soldier" as a one-man army doing highly unrealistic things, and then claiming that one such individual is within each of us. None of the actions shown are in any way indicative of what it means to be a soldier in ANY military, and that they imply these actions to be standard offends me, if only because it's an affront to TRUE servicemen and women. I didn't play much Black Ops, but the commercials with all the celebs and such duking it out was pretty cool; I can admit that. But I don't find this new commercial agreeable at all.
Our Freedom was fought for 200 years ago buddy. This whole "fighting for our freedom" bullshit is getting old. Propaganda up the ass.
Maria, you act as if this single soldier should count for ALL of America's choices. Does this soldier drug children with ritalen? Does this soldier force people to think a certain way? Yeah, I didn't think so. Seriously, don't go there; I hate our government as much as the next conspiracy theorist, but it is just completely idiotic to judge ONE person based on his countries actions. You really think each individual soldier fights for a country to control its people? No. They fight for their families and the families of everyone else. Most American soldiers have NO idea of the actual intentions of the American government.
And for those who no longer believe in the "fighting for freedom" line... I don't wanna hear it. For ME, it is perfectly appropriate to use. I've enlisted in the army, as my father and grandfather had also done. I can tell you, I'll fight for YOU. Not for my government. By the way, Hicken, I clicked "disagree" on your comment by mistake; I apologize. That was meant to be an agree.
Life fighting aside, which is admirable.....bottom line is he doesn't have a job in marketing. He has the same amount of actual basis to have his opinion count as the rest of us here. Meanwhile, MW3 raked in boatloads of cash and Im sure the marketing helped, that team is probably getting a promotion lol. I think the next person that wants to start a flamebait article should go find someone else to put an opinion in: school teacher, mechanic....maybe a nurse. Because when it comes down to it their opinion is just as meaningless.
The ad is more hideous due to how lame it is.
"...someone should point out to him that almost nobody in this business shows actual footage from a game in a trailer." Really? http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
if activision were smart they would of used chuck norris in which they did with WoW.. I dont admire hollywood peeps
Didn't he join that upcoming Expendables? Doesn't that make him Hollywood?
The ads aren't depicting combat they're depicting a videogame. Perhaps he should write a book about it.
zomg a "real soldier" said so it must be true
obvious war propaganda is obvious.
I don't think it's the commercial so much as the whole freaking premise of COD; everything about it invigorates the player into believing himself a supersoldier, capable of killing masses with real life based (but not actually realistically representative) weapons and control of some of the highest level defenses the US has. Trivializing war is the entire lifeblood of COD, and it's why it's a recruiting tool. You could even play a bit of paintball and realize very quickly the purely fantastic basis COD has. COD exemplifies everything that is wrong with our current system of considering war a normal way of life.
I agree with the soldier. Last yr for my masters I wrote an essay based about people getting desensitized to violence because of their numerous depictions in various media. Ppl may say it s only meant to be fun etc etc I understand that but it is only being taken as fun because of the slow desensitization that occurred since early media content slowly manifested in the minds of ppl over the yrs. Its a kind of conditioning. There are many factors coming into play here but I do respect and agree with what the soldier is meaning to say. Hope others may realise this too. @Above post: agree with u on the trivialization point, can be misunderstood quite badly though depending on perspective.
Don't people know that games are for entertainment purposes? Games are completely fictional but based on real-life settings and/or stuff that has happened in the past.
Oviously a soldier will think that. Don't you know the old saying? War is fun for those who haven't experienced the real thing
I put this in a comment on N4G a few days ago and on Twitter. That commercial sums up the online gameplay. No tactics or teamplay, just run around and do whatever you want. Done with CoD
Funny how butthurt fanboys defend this shitty excuse for a game, keep riding Kotick's dick.
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