The COD Community: “Unimaginative, Obnoxious & Stupid”

MP1st - Despite a series striving for innovation, its as they say: "the more things change the more they stay the same."

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PhoenixRising372243d ago

Whoever thinks that a CoD player is these things must also think that people who listen to rap are: "a failure, illiterate, and ghetto". just some more stereotypes.

ninjabake2243d ago

Not a very good comparison considering "rap" is extremely broad. Its an expansive artform derived from poetry. CoD is a videogame about the military and isn't ever about anything else and isn't broad at all. When someone says "I'm playing CoD" you know exactly what they're playing. But when someone says "I'm listening to rap" you don't know exactly what they're listening to. I see where your coming from saying the stereotypes are bad but we're talking about apples and oranges here.

knowyourstuff2243d ago

Or as the "writer" put in a disclaimer

"The following is not meant to describe the COD community as a whole, but, instead, those who seem intent on lowering its standards and giving it a bad name."

Really, it's just a rant about online gaming in general. People don't play by the rules and don't play according to the objectives. People cheat, hack and exploit glitches. People don't like what is familiar, not what is different. Blah blah blah, who cares.

Really, some people play videogames like once a week, sometimes a couple times a month believe it or not, and they just want to sit down with their friends and play Call of Duty. They're not obnoxious playing the game endlessly like those who have no life and nothing better to do. They're just casual players who enjoy a good gaming session here and there, and Call of Duty happens to be competent enough, with simple pick up and play game design and controls that anyone can get into it with little skill whatsoever, which is what makes it so appealing. It follows what fighting games have been trying to do for decades - make something simple to pick up, yet hard to master.

PhoenixRising372243d ago

yeah, you're right. It wasn't a good comparison. I just hate how Call of Duty players are usually frowned upon by society just because the modern warfare's felt like a cash-in to the majority of people who played them.

3GenGames2243d ago

People who can't admit the generalization of such things are true just call them stereotypes. Black people are faster than white people. Asians have higher average mental capacity than anybody else. That's just how it is. I'm not being racist or anything, it's just the facts.

Pushagree2243d ago

More often it's nurture, not nature that explains that.

QuodEratDemonstrandm2243d ago

I have to agree with Ninjabake. You could hardly call fans of Zealous1, YTCracker, or MC Frontalot, illiterate, ghetto, failures. Same with Busdriver, Flobots, and Aesop Rock.

On the other hand, I have met some pretty dumb Eminem fans, but they're nowhere near a representative sample.

PhoenixRising372243d ago

I could go on and on about great rappers. hip hop is not dead just because the groups YMCMB, SODMG, and Brick Squad exist. Those who think so should look up The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, The Cunninlynguists, etc. just to name a few.

cj1pate1012242d ago

u mentioned some ofthe best rappers I knw thanks.

Moncole2243d ago

Just like the BF community.

-Gespenst-2243d ago

Lots of different people like different things for different reasons, and I don't agree with this generalization, but it's still the case that an awful lot of meathead bros, who have never touched another game, play COD, and that's probably part of the reason why each COD iteration is virtually the same.

It's entered pop culture, and so it'll be milked until it's dry and withered. Stale beyond repair.

ninjabake2243d ago

Sad but true.
Well said. Bubble up.

FarCryLover1822243d ago

What's popular tends to have more people...hence: more idiots!!

wishingW3L2243d ago

you could say the same thing about its haters.

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