CVG: Infinity Ward community boss Robert Bowling has claimed that a backlash from hardcore gamers over Modern Warfare 2 hasn't hurt the title's popularity - because its detractors are still playing online.
Wow, what are you doing stalking people now? FYI I sold both my copies of MW2 and ended up just buying COD4 all over again. Yes Cod4 is a way more fun experience IMHO. All the bells and whistles to MW2's online has really killed my desire for the series.
I'm not surprised and nobody else really is either. All the hubub and boycotts and then...millions of copies later a good portion of complainers are online. Now, of course, there are some who stayed true to their word, but I personally know several so-called boycotters who I see playing MW2 all the time. Personally, I've been enjoying Battfield Bad company 2 as of late. Still, MW2 is a good time. To each their own.
Um wrong again. Mag has ALL my time now. I haven't even picked up BC2!
MAG is freaking awesome. I can't go back to anything else.
I want to play MW2 just so I can level up, get the nuke killstreak and drop the nuke. Yet at the same time, everytime I get on MW2 it ends the same way. Shutting off my PS3 in frustration after 30 minutes and walking away.
Hell I didn't even bother buying the game, and originally I thought it was a sure thing until they shat all over the PC version.
"MAG is freaking awesome. I can't go back to anything else." at first i loved it but seriously are you not bored to death of the same 3 maps per mode.
I had such high hopes for this game at first. Then the pc price hike, along with no dedicated servers. And of course the attitude you could see it and hear it. Bowling on bonus round at gt oh we'll get some game of the years. That really put me off. Then as launch day approached I got on the hype train again, cause a ton of my friends and I played MW1 all the time, so I found myself at the midnight launch with my buds. Then I started to play that POS, and it all changed. You couldn't hook up with friends, javelin glitch, care package glitch ice skating. And of course the lag. All of this and the noob friendly aim assist killed it for me. I mean how do you mess up this game. Especially after MW1 really a NUKE. Give me a break. They f'd it up big time losing most of they're hardcore fans, the ones who made it that big in the first place. If it wasn't for the killstreaks and over the top aim assist this game could have been ace. I just don't understand why great games have to get watered down. How many peeps out there would react harshly to this game if it had: 1. No lag. 2. No aim assist. 3. And the same killstreaks as MW1 Just think it would actually take a little talent to get some kills. But no instead we have a huge selling game where the majority just starting gaming this gen thinking that they are the shizzle, and talking mad crap like they have skill. Just think if this games controls were like killzone 2 or bfbc2 how many peeps would buy it and not talk smack about it then. Screw this game and the next one and the one after that and the one after that and after that...ect I think that the players that have been playing this series since the first feel that it needs to prove itself again before it will match the sales of MW2. That's the only way I will ever get another COD again. And if they do I'm still buying it second hand PHUCK activision.
i for one didnt buy this rehash, but ill think about it when it hits the bargain bin
Yeah I too have enjoyed MAG more than MW2. BFBC2 is a great alternative to MAG. @ peeps - No, I don't get sick of the same 3 maps per mode. As I've always seen in Domination as defending A+B as 1 map, C+D as another, E+F & G+H. Those same 3 maps are also better designed than the X amount of maps in MW2. I am still finding new paths & I've clocked in over 100hrs.
This just shows now N4G users represent a miniscule minority of the actual gamer population.
Modern Warfare 2 maps are really really bad. MW1 had much better maps. Overgrown, crossfire, ambush. All great maps. Wasteland, Highrise and Karachi. All terrible. MW2 is just poor. Much too easy. Pred, Harrier, Chopper gunner repeat. Heart beat sensors? Who actually thought that'd be a good idea? It doesn't reduce camping, just increases it.
the game had no beta test, we got the final beta, but i have to admit the killstreaks was a good idea... the nuke, maybe not. If you have a decent team, AC130s or Attackchoppers are down in seconds, if you wait it out, some people are stupid enough to keep going outside for kills without cold blooded on. And please guys, this is to all MW2 players, have cold blooded with your stinger/javelin, its just common sense.
Most people I know stopped playing MW2 a few weeks after it came out. Most of the rest stopped when BFBC2 was released. I have maybe one or two people on my XBL and PSN list still playing MW2 on a regular basis. I myself haven't touched MW2 since BFBC2 released. I doubt I will ever go back. It's not just the performance issues (bugs and glitches) but the horribly balancing of the game. Sorry IW but MW2 has taken a HUGE step backwards from COD4 MW. I don't play broken games and your arrogance wont win people over. If anything these dipshits should offer the DLC for free for such a horrid game. I don't know about the "REAL" gamers on this site but I am sick to death of developers releasing broken games like MW2 and then having the balls to not only not fix but talk smack on top of it. IW I can honestly say I have zero interest in your next title. Here is to hoping Treyarch does a better job with their next version than you and (EA) Medal of Honor lives up to the hype. Until then I will be playing BFBC2!
is still going strong. Haven't played a second of the game, and I'm one of the biggest FPS fans around.
Hahaha, what a crock, I sold it last week after buying it at midnight launch...battlefield all the way.
then why the heck is it still at top played game on PSN/Xbox Live? Why the heck is it still at the top seller list every month? Either many of the people here are hypocrites or the people here are insignificant minority in the gaming world. Heck, it might just be both!
or maybe some are lying. I'm not, I didn't buy it out of principle as I said I planned.
I tend to play MW2, hardcore team deathmatch exclusively and do not drift towards other game modes and find that I do not encounter the glitches and hacks that most complain about. I do however agree with IW, the haters talk the talk but they do not walk the walk. Why is this? Because no matter how much they want to hate on MW2, it is still more fun than any other game out there. You can deny it and hate me too but it is not going to change the fact that MW is a blast and there are way more people playing it than any other game.
I sold my copy a week after buying I completed single player and played multiplayer for 1 day. With the cash I bought arkham asylum and what a trade that was! Best trade I ever made. I know have Bad Company 2 and had it for 4 weeks and not traded it..
playing bad company 2 and cod4 instead. Both MUCH better experiences.
playing BC2, but then I'm not a hater, just a laugher and ignorer
you continue to fail each day. I sold that game weeks ago and haven't looked back. I will never purchase another CoD game, ever. I'm onto BC2. You know, a GOOD game. Of course, you wouldn't know anything about it since you made CoD:4. You enjoy your bags of money because you're not getting another penny from me ever again.
I talk smack about MW2 a little bit, but then again, I've only played it a little bit. It's a fun game in small doses, but I can't play it for long because of how unbalanced it is. (I'm only referring to MP, the campaign is awesome.) Also, I wish Robert Bowling would STFU. You're just IW's mouthpiece lapdog. Get over yourself, you asshat.
Man After I got a MAG/BC2 I haven't touched my COD. I tried it once awhile ago and I felt so Disgusted to the fact I played this till JAN.
I'll posts since there is a clown in here just clicking disagree to anyone not being a sucker for this game. MW2 sucks, but kids will eat it up because it's so non realistic with just a bunch of killing and deaths. They can sit in a corner and boost all day. Or use the many hacks and glitches that still plague this game since day one. Or continue to use the highly over powered weapon kits and noobtube spam the screen all day. All good fun... Because if they went to BFBC2, that would require real skill. So yeah, stick with the Halo of FPS in war battle videogames. :) truth hurts, now disagree with that too.
Why did you bring Halo into it? Halo's MP destroys MW2's MP any day of the week, and twice on the weekends. Halo = balanced awesomeness. MW2 = unbalanced mess.
Halo reference was based only off popularity of COD. Not Halo the game itself at all in this subject. Sorry for the confusion.
MW>>>>BC2/MAG/SOCO M ect none of those IPs will ever reach the impact level of MW
The haters aren't still playing, the apologists are. Lots of them.
god i hate this [email protected] [email protected] and his huge nose he could have easily said that some people have different tastes in games, not "oh were number one and the haters still play"
Uh, what are they talking about? I am no longer playing the game. I'm playing Bad Company 2.
2, this guy is full of himself. Anyone who has given BFBC2 a fair chance will know which is better.
What's even the point of a "but ... but haters still didnt boycott " argument ? Isnt that like admitting that despite the total "suckage" of your game people acted like junkies ? And it is , instead of priding yourself that you made millions of fans , you're already assuming you atteined the maximum amount of lovers , the rest being unhappy customers . We could even argue that whatever other games sold represent millions that still hated your game and bought something else instead , like New SM bros , mass effect 2 , assassin creed 2 , BC2 etc etc ...
>>> What's even the point of a "but ... but haters still didnt >>> boycott " argument ? >>> >>> Isnt that like admitting that despite the total "suckage" >>> of your game people acted like junkies ? It's actually more like calling out hypocrisy, IMHO. I thought it was hilarious when that boycott poll was still up and after the game dropped, the status of two thirds of the people in the "boycott" was shown as being online playing MW2. If people really "hated" the game they would not play it. Period. I think it has some annoying glitches but I still play it so I never say I "hate" it. Simple.
Scares me, They think they've succeeded in making a great game because it's still popular. From a business standpoint I guess they're right.... but a true developer wouldn't be satisfied yet. The best are the ones that are hard on themselves and while knowing you can't make EVERYONE happy, they atleast try. I'm afraid every COD from here on out will just be addons to the original mw1, just like the last 2. O well, they arent getting my support anymore thats for sure
I just don't understand the haters.. You dont like it? FINE go and play Battlefield or some other FPS you do like, dont like Modern Warfare 2 specifically? then go back to COD4 or WaW Just accept that there are millions of gamers who do enjoy playing it.
I dont think "acceptance" is the problem. Sure, tones of people still play it, but I was a fan of call of duty up until this game and it's frustrating knowing that infinity ward, no wait, activision, thinks they have a winning formula and will just keep copy/pasting it until it no longer makes profit.... which may never happen lol That to me is pretty crappy, us gamers want something bada$$ and know that Infinity ward has it in them
Haven't bought it, haven't played it. I'm not a hater, just rather buy other games that I will enjoy. Still plenty of people on COD 4, so that is where I get my MW fix.
FPS are boring. I can't stand playing a videogame where they only show the gun only. When I play a videogame I wanna see the character I'm playing with. All u do in those games is run run run shoot shoot shoot. Come on let me fight also.
then why are you here posting? find a TPS news article to post in.
theres certainly a lower number playing at any given time than just after the game released
I'm not. sold both of mine for mag and Bad Company 2.never looked back . mind u bad company 2 is still sealed but i will get to that soon when god of war 3 is done ... love my ps3=)
F'YOU INFINITY WARD YOU LIARS!! im not playing it anymore because its the worst game ever. There is sooooo much glitch online that it make the game unplayable.
No one on my Friend List ever play it. I sold my MW2 for 40 EUR.
i was playing a free for all and i was getting destroyed, i think it was like two kills to eleven deaths. so i get a few kills in a row and i get a care package i figure extra ammo, radar jammer nope. it was one of those helicopters and i ended up winning the round because of it. if i get my ass handed to me i dont mind as long as im having fun. that just takes the skill right out of it.
No, have not played since january, and I wont play it again either. Starcraft 2 beta ftw. Second comes Battlefield BC2 Third comes MAG 4th comes COD4. 5th any other game in my game-library except MW2.
I'm gonna start hatin' if they don't make a "Burger Town/Suburbs" map!
thats not true bcuz i switched to BFBC 2 which is awesome
I never even bought this piece of crap in the first place.
...may be poor relative to its competitors, but the sheer number of people who have purchased it, and not yet purchased BC2 or MAG, amounts to a heckuva lotta people who have no choice but to play MW2. There's your MW2 playerbase. Folks who don't yet have the money to buy a better game for themselves, or don't care to pick up another shooter so quickly after MW2. The sales legs of MAG and BC2 may be heftier than normal until Halo: Reach is released, thanks to slowly defecting MW2 players.
I still have the game but I've not played it for months now. The BFBC2 demo and then full game keeps me entertained on my 360 and tonight I found myself getting back into MAG again after not really taking to it at first. I keep MW2 just in case IW decide to fix it but I doubt that will happen. Too many glitches and poor play balancing. I've not played it for some time and neither have most of my online friends.
i almost bought into the hype so i waited until after release to decide if i should spend my hard earned cash on mw2. best decision i ever made cuz bad comapny 2 sh*ts al over the garbage of a game. Its really sad cuz cod 4 was really good. Thanks DICE for making a real game. I will no longer support the call of duty series.
MW2 is a good game on the scale of things, nothing special but not dreadful either, wish some of you could realise that. It's IW and Activisions fault for putting out so much hype and the media for allowing them. I did not fall onto the hype train and I enjoyed the game for what it was a good FPS with great controls and a dreadful story. I paid $40 on launch and wasn't disapointed... I'm glad I didn't get the nightvision ones.
ha, do they even know who the haters are ? I sold my own copy back in Jan, I played it a few times after when updates and stuff came out and they said they had fixed stuff... when I got on only to find nothing had changed. I left it. now I that Bad company is here I have not touched it since. oddly enough though what I have done is gone back to cod4. I think I will me mixing the two up, cod4 and badC2. in the mean while, this guy can go sit on a landmine !
Every since I've been playing MAG, I've been nothing but happy. Not that many "wtf...how did he kill me" moments cause I don't have to deal with having a sh*tty connection unless I'm host. I seriously don't see how people can play Modern Lagfare 2 now. Especially people, like me, that got it for the 360 and pay for live. I mean seriously, the lag and all the unnecessary stuff they added to game is just crazy. I may play it every now and then with some friends (since they're brainwashed by it), but I'm not playing it like I used to.
if you dont have both consoles then BFBC2 is fine. Drop the CODMW2 habit.
No I'm not. I sold the game. Haha.
i sold mine...battlefield is so much better and more addicting
May 2010 = CoD dies :D Halo Reach MP BETA will gonna Rock around the world :)
Normally if you would hate a game, you would just trade it and move on to something else. But what we have here is just pure anger towards the game. You know why? It's called FRUSTRATION. Meaning THEY SUCK IN MW2. Fact is a lot of people like MW2. The game still sells well and even outsold MAG when Mag was released even tho MW2 is an old game. Anywaym, just skip Domination and Groundwar where people can camp out with the noobtube and rack up easy kills. Stick with HCTDM and the game is a blast. Doesn't really matter anyway. This game like the rest will bow down To Halo Reach.
I disagree with you there... people don't just hate it because they suck. I know loads of people I would class as good players that hate it. they hate it because they wanted it to be a success. they wanted the game to be even more amazing then cod4 they wanted something that would satisfy them the way cod4 did and mw2 didn't do any of those things... plus on top of that it was worse then cod4 in almost every way. then add to that the price hike, the rediculous way the pc community was treated,, , no if anything i think its the other way round. The hard core players are pissed off and a lot of them have moved on, it's actually the noobs who still play, it's the average joe who just does not know any better who will still go out and buy it. The sort of guys who would not notice bullet lag because their aim is so bad it makes no difference to them... and who needs to shoot anyway, you can just run round knifing everyone. I jumped on cod4 the other day after not playing for months, I still ranked between the 4k and 5k mark on the leader boards. I still love cod4 and I still hate Mw2 and comments like the one this dude made are all the more reason I hate it more.... and trust me and can hold my own in Mw2 just as well as I can in cod4, or I could, I have moved on and I sold my copy back in Jan.
Gamers are sheep, they just follow along what "cool" is. I do enjoy playing mw2 for 10 minutes, then back to cod4 and Mag.
MW2 SUCKS. Its a cheap game that uses cheap methods to play. It uses no skills what-so-ever.(unlike BFBC2&MW1)
but I found it pretty boring after I beat the single-player and put around 5 hours into the online. It is what it is I guess...
Hah! Sold mine the first month it was released. Tells you how much I want to keep playing.
the more I hear of this guy the more of a douche he becomes. me and my group are 15 strong and only 3 of us are still playing MW2. everyone has moved on to BFBC2.
Can't say I'm still playing. I love BF. All my friends have also jumped ship to BFBC2.