Despite developers offering the community many competitive games, very few become successful eSports titles.
Why does everything have to compete with Call Of Duty? Uncharted 3 will do perfectly fine by itself, the fan-base is there to support the online and Naughty Dog will continue to improve upon the game with updates.
Exactly why can't people judge the game on its own merits instead of by other games? They do that with Wii games so why not PS3 and 360 games? You never see anyone comparing Mario to Ratchet or Zelda to GOW? Judge UC3 by UC standards
because that is too logical for the current gaming journalism population... why it only applies to gaming, and not other forms of entertainment...is beyond me... and you are EXACTLY correct on Wii games...we get the 'well that is a different audience' BS...Despite these 2 titles being almost completely different on every single aspect, save them both having competitive multiplayer options built in to the game...
competition is great for customers!
@ Kaneda: Yes, but Those two games are in no way direct competitors.
"Uncharted 3 will do perfectly fine by itself, the fan-base is there to support the online and Naughty Dog will continue to improve upon the game with updates." Ummm..read the article. Your comment has nothing to do with it. It's about Uncharted not being able to compete with COD as an e-sport.
That's still competing with it though no? Notice the ridiculous contradiction in your statement. Be it sales or as a competitive game, putting the two against each other is making them compete. Who cares if It can't compete as an eSport. That's not ND's aim. They never said it was.
"Who cares if It can't compete as an eSport. That's not ND's aim. They never said it was." LOL, are u being for real? Thats what the articles about!
LOGICWINS: It seems that you selectively left out parts of Optical Matrix' comment. Matrix mentions making the two games compete is stupid, because it is. He's not referring to what is in the article, but rather what it's about, and that's comparing apples and pears.
dude this is the flea-bitten Internet where millions of fanatical dudes has lost all sense of logic and reality blinded by the brand loyalty. For example I remember one Xbox 360 loyalist dead set in downing the PS3 reputation as a sales failure but instead of citing a 360 game he used Pokemon Black & White sales figures against God of War III!
There is no competition in my book. I have purchased 2 Uncharted games and no COD games.
Stay tuned for my debut Gamez Journalizm articles: "Why NBA Basketball 2012 Can't Compete With Call of Duty" and "Why Mario Kart 3DS Can't Compete With Halo." Gonna be good.
CoD is the shitznee
I'll tell you why no game will ever compete with COD. Its cause the COD devs don't cater to the vocal minority (especially the ones on n4g).
So they don't cater to your type then? You've been ragging on uncharted a bit much recently haven't you? What's the matter? No games to play? On another note, the whole idea of an e-sport is very amusing to me.
I cant believe ign posts stuff like this, they know they are gonna upset a lot of people.... so I choose to IGNore them. http://kburgin.typepad.com/...
Gears will kill it in sales and it's multi player looks more fun and action packed than UC3. To bad I won't be playing either.
How it will be more fun when UC3 offers better features Online?
Gears 3 offers 4 player coop, all new horde 2.0, beast mode, and an amazing MP. This is a game that is going to be amazing if you have followed it closely. Heck, just look at all the pre-orders for Gears 3. After getting a taste of the beta I can tell you that Gears 3 multiplayer is the one to beat this year.
UC2 5+ million in sales n UC3 will do better so i doubt gears will do anything as multiplayer UC3 runs circles round gears which has a worse cover system n no vertical play , besides if you played past gears you would know online aint its strong point.
I think I will take this bet. UC3 will outsell Gears on the 360... It should anyways, but Gears always has that "the only 360 exclusive this year" thing going for it.
this make my laugh :D
...Flame bait article much? well, it's sure to attract some fanboys. IGN community loves these types of articles...IMO i'm tired of these flamebaits coming to N4G, but nothing I can do about them..oh well.
It's not really the article that's flame bait, just the title.
I would rather prefer uncharted does not try to compete with Call of Duty. It doesn't need to, and there should not be a comparison (two really different games).
It's amusing how CoD gets bashed here for being kiddie and skill-less... and then seeing IGN hail it as one of the best competitive games on the PS3.
Well they do have a point in that regard. If a game is too hard or has too steep a learning curve it won't get as big a fan base. There are plenty of better games than COD but many take more skill and/or more time to learn so they don't have as many players. Plus too many people are lazy and can't be bothered to adapt to anything that is different from what they are used to.
You can't compare apples and oranges.
yes you can.they both are not carrots.
Why IGN will never be fully respected. Articles like these
Y doesn't anyone pick on ms it's ALWAYS Sony CANT do this or that. Instead of placing uncharted with cod sales y not add grow 3 into the mix. I would love to see someone find or contribute an article bashing on ms. But it doesn't happen.
Funny. Gears of war 3 has king of the hill and capture the leader is basically capture the flag?
Because it is only on PS3 and its not multiplat. If it was multiplat more people would be introduced to the series and play the game. Call of Duty is on every system. Both games have seperate and very fun multiplayer experiences.
Don't care anymore about CoD. Just a rehash skin with a lot of bugs and glitch every year. But UC 3 is day one.
IMO Uncharted 3's MP will be better than ANY console MP this year. Gears obviously can't compete with it at all. CoD is just another rehash. BF3 on consoles will just be a watered down version of he PC MP. From what I've experienced in Uncharted 3's MP so far is LEAGUES ahead of the competition so far. BF3 on PC will probably be the best overall MP, but Uncharted 3 will be the best on consoles. Plus the two MPs are way different from each other and can't really be compared. They each appeal to a completely different crowd.
I think Twisted Metal will be the best online game this year. But maybe that is just me ^_^
Nope not just you, i couldn't agree more. Nobody is talking about this game. I personally think it is going to be a great online game. A strong under dog that might just take the cake.
XD lololol not twisted metal. Twisted metal looks hella fun and it is ganna be those type of games thats really fun to play and mess with online but i think the best console MP is Starhawk. starhawk i can already see its ganna do great. I mean look at warhawk TONS of people play it and love it even now after all these years and ALL of them are ganna flock to STARHAWK :D
Starhawk isn't out til next year. Otherwise i'd agree with you. Twisted Metal should tide me over until Starhawk arrives.
This is like asking whether or not Pokemon can compete with Halo. Does it need to? Both series has their target audience and both are grossly different.
This title of the article is stupid. Pretty much the article is talking about games on PC, PS3, 360, and Wii that are eSport, what could be eSport, and games that could never be eSport. Doesn't really have much to do with CoD and Uncharted mainly....guess it was just for hits.
I revise the title to: "Why I am not clicking on this link".
Does COD need to feature in every MP article ? I admit,I love the series,but I'm not addicted to it like IGN is.Their entire gaming site focuses too much on Halo and COD...to a point where it's becoming annoying. Anyways,COD is a frat boy game....that's why is so damn popular.Battlefield,rightly so,is it's direct competition and it's a series preferred by people who love strategy over running-gunning without a plan.I'd love Battlefield 3 to become a mammoth commercial success,as well as Uncharted 3 because I adore those two series as well.
it's getting old and the rest of the articles are the same boring crap every day. Grow up.
Its not multi-platform.
I don't know about that, seeing how most of time each COD game has some online problems or like MW2. Alot of glitches people will cheese until it is fixed. Plus I wonder if IW is going to help on Uncharted 3, they help with the last one.
It don't need to.
What's e-sport?? LOL.. Go play soccer outside..
Dumb title. That's all I'm going to say.
get over your self and just enjoy the games you like , who cares about sales or anythin like that , you people are complicated ... im buying uncharted 3 and Mw3 , both are amazing ..
Why is it that 2 million people need to be online at the same time for a game to be considered a MP success. Uncharted 2 still has 40k per day on average. I'd hardly call that a flop or unknown.
This article has no purpose. Leave out UC and maybe compare Halo vs. COD vs. Starcraft 2 for eSports popularity or Online popularity and you might have a case but really comparing a Action Adventure game to a FPS to a RTS is totally STUPID! Then they drag GT5 Dance Central and Eve Online into the mix....and for what? UC is an AWESOME single player experience that has a very good MP Game for added play. COD is a great MP player experience that has a SP game. Starcraft has an AWESOME SP and MP Experience.
Who gives a fucking shit if it wins. If you enjoy Uncharted, nobody should really care.
Great article but has a VERY misleading title. People will think that this is just about COD VS. UC, but its not. It's a whole list of games and platforms. I did agree with most of the points this article had to share.
omg, please tell me why this article was even made... why would it compete with cod? its an EXCLUSIVE.... DUUUUURRRRRRRRRR. A sony exclusive at that, which means it will hardly even sell, because u got people who do own a ps3 and all they ever played on it was cod, racing games and madden
COD is a multiplat thats why... Uncharted not only will have better quality dumped into it all around though! Uncharted is probbly my most fav. gaming expierence this gen... 2nd is Gears!
I know i'm going to be get slammed for this. But i wish Uncharted MP was done in FPS Mode, only breaking into 3rd person when climbing etc. Love the maps, style of play etc. They could at least add a mode for that.
I'm not gonna slam you or anything and this is just my opinion but I think the fact that Uncharted is in third person is the reason why it is so successful. I think it would take a way from many of the things that were done in the previous titles, such as Uncharted 2's train sequence, to me it was best done that way. Same goes for the multiplayer, especially now, they're doing great things and it could be an improved experience akin to Uncharted to Uncharted 2. Overall I think it's just better as a TPS there are so many FPS out anyway. No mode needed.
I couldn't care less if U3 is considered esport status. The game has depth that COD will never have and I'll be playing it just as much as U2's mp if not more
I love this: give an article the most controversial title possible and then write some horrible crap about e-sports. It's like they knew nobody would read the article without some outrageous flame-baiting title. Really professional :-/
That was a really dumb article name. I could feel the nerd rage before I even clicked it. They're just trying to get views so they come up with titles like that.
Shitty title Didn't click on the article initially because the title screamed flaimbait and only read when it was linked as an esports article. Even then the article was lackluster. Didn't really say much about anything.
Lol, why this, why that. Shut up.
Uncharted has always been about the single player experience. It's not built around MP, that's something extra and imo they have done a good job of giving us that without taking away from the single player part of it.
Probably didn't explain it properly, but i think a MODE in FPS would be nice for peeps who love the series,maps etc, but love FPS. I love the fact that uncharted is a TPS, i just like online fps,lol.