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Submitted by joebrown 1406d ago | opinion piece

GNT: Why Does Everyone Play COD When They “Hate” It

GNT: Trolling, hacking and cheating are just some of the words in which the gaming community would associate with Activision’s record breaking series “Call of Duty” which seems to exceed the heights which the previous version of the game year after year. With the game being hailed as the “Multiplayer Revolution” by some areas of the media, many will wonder if the COD train will ever slow down. Within the community though, there are many who dislike Activision’s running of the game as they see it as a chance to make even more money and, at the same time, not to put too much work into the game. If this is the opinion of many in the community then why is the game so popular? With many seemingly reluctant to even try the game, how can so many gamers be new to this gaming legacy? It’s time to go for a 25 kill-streak and Nuke the facts. (Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PS3, Xbox 360)

colugothelegend  +   1406d ago
i dont play that garbage.

MrHoney_Badger - Ps3 tag

battlefield 3 baby

solidworm  +   1406d ago
pride4ever...bf3 all the way. You couldnt pay me to play that broke pile of wank.
sly-Famous  +   1406d ago
I it, that is.
Wintersun616  +   1406d ago
My brother-in-law played CoD:WaW on my PS3 without using the fricking guest-account. My trophy list is ruined. :(

I believe that most people who hate CoD on the internet don't play it. Just because it's the game that sells the most every year, it doesn't mean that everyone plays it. More like it's a game that divides gamers like no other game does and has a huge amount of sheep who buy it every year and a huge amount of people who hate it.
gamernova  +   1406d ago
Is it possible that the people that buy it love the game play and aren't sheep? I used to think apple owners were sheep but in reality, maybe that's just what they like. Numbers don't lie. Sure numbers are not an indication of overall quality but it does indicate what the population like. I am tired of the Justin bieber argument. He does sell because of horny girls. Just like cod sells because of its addictive gameplay style.
Wintersun616  +   1406d ago
You didn't quite get my point, did you?

There are games that produce more passionate reactions on both sides and games that produce less.

Some games don't get that much attention which means that they can only have so many people who like it or hate it. CoD is a very known franchise and the more popular something is, the more there are people to like it and hate it. Which is why it sells so much but still gets so much hate.

Sorry if I offended you sheeple, but no matter how addictive a game might be, I consider a person who buys all CoDs and their DLCs to be a sheep. Why? Because in my opinion a yearly release that improves as little as CoD does and obviously get's a lot less effort than countless other games simply does not deserve the sales it gets every year.
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gamernova  +   1406d ago
Obviously the more popular a game is the more attention it receives; that's just pointing out the obvious. Well, if going out and getting what you like makes you a sheep then everyone is a sheep. People can't like CoD now without being called sheep just because you don't enjoy it? Your opinion is a pretty close minded one. I am a believer of letting people get what they want without them being judged. That goes for the "beliebers" and "directioners" too. If it sells, the formula is working for people. If you don't like it, don't buy it but do not call people sheep just because their opinion differs. What you do is do not support the game. You didn't offend me at all because your opinion doesn't matter to me one bit. You may interpret my response as me caring but in fact, what I care about is making you aware that because something does not appeal to you, it does not mean that is is wrong to like it. Your opinion is too close minded for evolution to take place. This sheeple stuff is what is wrong with the gaming community. All the online bullying that occurs goes along with it. You should really be aware of the implications of your statements.
Wintersun616  +   1406d ago
Please read my previous comment again, and try to comprehend it this time. I never said that people can't like CoD. All I said was that IMO a yearly release with minimum effort put in it does not deserve to sell 20 million copies every year. Those games don't see enough progress IMO to even warrant another full release and the people who buy it _every year_ are supporting this type of cheap tactics, which is why I consider them sheep.

Do you get it now? I am against milking a franchise and giving bad example to other developers who might try and follow in the same footsteps, thus promoting devolution, not evolution.
antz1104  +   1399d ago
Glad theres someone like you out there like you pigeon-holing all fans into the "sheeple" category. Really shows how obtuse some people can be.

No offense but coming on to comment on a game thats really cool to hate on right now and dropping the "they don't improve!!!:(" defense really does make you one of the sheeple.

AusRogo  +   1406d ago
Battlefield has been my goto multiplayer since bc2. I loved cod 4 and played that alot, but since then I dont think I have more then 24 hours game time online on any of the other cods.
LightofDarkness  +   1406d ago
I don't play it. I only even know about 2 people that do, and even they've moved on to BF3 AFAIK. I guess it's mostly teenagers playing it?
Baka-akaB  +   1406d ago
Maybe because you're assumming the people professing their disdain for the game actually :

1. Buy the game

2. When boycotting , even matter in the total sales figures .

It's always a riot to see the twisted "people always complain yet they buy it " logic and argument . Even here there are maybe like what 50 people often complaining about the game ? So how the f*** do some get to say if they followed through or not ?

There are hundred of millions of gamers , obviously when cod mw3 top the charts with over 25-30 millions , not every gamer got the game
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AngryEnglish  +   1406d ago
I`m just happy that BestBuy was giving $40 in trade for MW3..... god that game sucked, i tried and tried with that game, but the amount of tools sitting in corners afraid to move doing nothing but aiming down sights made the game totally unbearable, them guys who play like that need to go play a cabella`s game and shoot deer!
csreynolds  +   1406d ago
For me, it's a peer pressure thing.

I don't play CoD as much as I used to because, in honesty, I feel it started to go downhill after Modern Warfare 2. CoD 4 was excellent, WaW equally so in my eyes, and MW2 was really enjoyable until the exploits hit. Black Ops and MW3 underwhelmed me though, and consequently I've lost interest.

But many of my friends (real-life and virtual) play MW3. I can't go online without receiving a flood of invites, and because I appreciate the social side of gaming as much as gaming itself, I join them in order to socialise.

I play CoD nowadays because everyone else does. I still make time to play what I want; I have a Battlefield 3 group, an Uncharted 3 group, a DiRT 3 group and so on, so I don't sacrifice my preferences or needs in any way. However, when I have five friends online spamming me with invites it's hard for me to ignore.
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Parapraxis  +   1406d ago
I enjoy playing with friends who live far away and can't hang out with in person. We keep in touch this way and almost always have a great time.
We use Skype so we can and mute most everybody in-game so we don't have to hear the crap.
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iceman06  +   1406d ago
It has become a cultural phenom...or fad..depending on who you ask. CoD is the gaming equivalent of Jordans. I remember when Jordans were first released...yeah I'm that old. They weren't the best looking shoe, or the most comfortable. However, they became the shoe to have. Over the years, there have been some great Jordans and some that were just butt ugly. That didn't stop the selling power of the brand. This is CoD. They have had some great games and some less than great games. CoD is both hated and loved like any other cultural phenomenon (see Lady Gaga...LOL) because there are so many people that are aware of it. For some, it is purely a social friends have it so I will get it too. For others it is truly about being all MLG (try hards vs. die hards). For most of us, it is just the most popular game on any console. At any rate, it won't die down until the culture demands it. Just like Jordan knows that a yearly release, no matter how appealing, is money in the bank. Activision realizes that they can continue the money train as long as there is a demand. Like it or not, it's just business.
Redempteur  +   1406d ago
i hate it .. and the last COD i've enjoyed was MW1 ( because it had genuine good ideas ) but that's all in the past .. what came afterwards was milking , unbalance and dlc cash cows ...

I'll go even to say that the only COD worth playing are COD 1 and COD 4(MW1)

The rest is garbage beyond repair.
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Tonester925  +   1406d ago
Alot of people that get on here to bash COD actually play the game and enjoy it. They like to follow trends to fit in. I personally only play BF3 because it fits what a real MODERN WARFARE would look like more than COD. But, its no where close to a simulator of real war.

When my little bro is on COD he is usually playing all knife fighting or something that I don't find "Fun"

I won't sit on here and lie when I play it I start having fun but the second that I'm shooting someone that's running into all my bullets and then stabs the air in front of me and I die really makes me want to turn it off.

I love Black Ops Zombies. So if Black Ops 2 has an Upgraded Zombies Mode, I will purchase that myself.
GraveLord  +   1406d ago
They don't hate it. It's just trolls on EA's pay roll.
(I'm not kidding. Look it up)
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1406d ago
They don't hate it,they feign indifference or say they hate it but the truth is far less interesting or complex in most cases,a simple enjoyment of the game and its competitive or team oriented gameplay.
I find it unbearably repetitive and mundane.I think the 'hate' is to a large extent,what it stands for as opposed to what it actually is.
A repetitive rehash that sells truckloads,spawns endless similar titles and assumes that this is good enough,this is what they want.
A competitive multiplayer Fps with multiple weapon,perks played by millions worldwide.

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