What Mario can teach Call of Duty about taking a bullet

Modern shooters have nothing on Super Mario when it comes to pain. Why do today's games insist on being so gentle with us?

Sadie21004249d ago

I *LOVE* the idea of being crippled or having some kind of disadvantage from being shot in a shooter. I'd play so much less recklessly and more realistically if there were real risks involved.

THR1LLHOUSE4249d ago

That would be so crazy...I'd probably love it the first time and then get increasingly tired of it...but MGS3 is one of my favorite games and that touched on that idea a bit.

C_Menz4249d ago

A few games already do this, most popular is the Operation Flashpoint franchise. Most casual gamers hate it though, to realistic for them.

HeartDisease4249d ago

you hit the nail on the head. most casuals hate it. guess who buys most games? guess who is the majority in gaming now? guess who developers make games for nowadays?

i laugh at the fact most shooters do not even have team damage enabled by default. how realistic is that? imagine the tactical style of play that would come with having to plan your assault around not being in cross fire from friendly units?

the whole move toward auto regenerating health is what has killed my love for shooters i think. i remember playing mass effect 2. taking on multiple enemies across a ravine. i would chip one down only to have him pop back up a minute later with regenerated health while i was shooting at his buddy. what a crap way of artificially increasing difficulty.

Army_of_Darkness4249d ago (Edited 4249d ago )

One thing I Respect Nintendo for is that they're mario games and their other franchises are always getting improvements in most, if not every sequel.... Unlike COD, more of the same stuff, just different "Locations"....

GraveLord4248d ago (Edited 4248d ago )

Any Mario game improvements are very minor just like COD improvements.

But at least COD is modern. Not stuck in the 1990s

madjedi4248d ago (Edited 4248d ago )

Actually i would put mario in the early 2000's, but that was sm sunshine, i can't speak for the wii mario's since i have yet to play them.

Cod uses a heavily modified quake 3 engine, i wouldn't call a 1990's engine modern by any terms.

Now if only nintendo didn't rely on mario, zelda and metriod repeatedly and try to establish a new ip for a change, but good luck with that.

You mean the nes mario's right.

Dantheman14248d ago

at least we are not gay or trolling

scrambles4248d ago

A lot of mario games are just Mario 64 + new environment + new mechanics. Theyre cool but mario really cant go anywhere now

solidt124249d ago

great article, at first I was like WTF but I'm glad I read it.


Modern Warfare 3's open-world Zombies mode has been revealed

Zombies makes its debut in the Modern Warfare series this November.

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Modern Warfare 3 Open Beta Schedule, Call of Duty: Next Revealed

Activision has unveiled the Modern Warfare 3 open beta schedule for PlayStation and other platforms, as well as Call of Duty: Next.

Jin_Sakai40d ago


ОСТ 6-7
Early Access

ОСТ 8-10
Open Beta



OCT 12-13
Early Access
All PlayStation

OCT 14-16
Open Beta

purple10139d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Any other perks for playstation?

Free packs to download from PS store, etc.

2019 had a whole co-op mode first for 1year. Wasn't that good but a while mode. Not sure what vanguard or the latest MW2 has. Anyone know off top of their head.?

Think it's just been a few weapons and skins since cold war. Inc vanguard and m2w. Certainly not a whole co-op feature but I'm still interested

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Modern Warfare 3 Campaign Gameplay Blasts Out, Killstreaks in SP and Open-World Zombies Confirmed

Activision has unveiled nine minutes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 campaign gameplay at gamescom Opening Night alongside more details.

andy8541d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Absolutely top notch graphics. Always enjoy the campaign mode

RaidenBlack40d ago

Strange to see the FPS drops in a CoD campaign level ... and none of the new touted optional choices or open-ended-ness were shown ...

ocelot0740d ago

Anyone noticed it's the exact same prison from verdansk (warzone original map).

So I wonder if it means verdansk is going to make a return. Or is it just Activision reusing assets again.

fsfsxii40d ago

Its from the OG MW2 from 2009, the gulag mission

senorfartcushion40d ago

There will be reused assets everywhere in this entry.

Some cod dlcs in the past have been prior maps that have been reskinned

EazyC39d ago

It looks virtually mighty of course but I do think Activision's greed has caused the MW reboot series to run out of steam quickly.

Infinity Ward had this "artistic vision" for MW2019 (like it or hate it, it was pretty bold) but I really believe they had control yanked off them soon afterwards.

I'd be curious to know what's happening with them moving forward, I'd love to see what they'd do with total control of their output.