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Activision Will Release "Three CoD Titles In Two Years"

Activision is going to be embroiled in quite the lengthy lawsuit with Infinity Ward, but that won't stop the flow of Call of Duty titles.

Despite the fact that ex-IW leaders Vince Zampella and Jason West are suing for the rights to the lucrative franchise, Activision continues to ask developers to produce new installments in the super popular series. We know Treyarch is currently working on what is currently known as "Call of Duty 7" (it will supposedly take place in Vietnam), and there is another CoD project in development at San Francisco studio, Sledgehammer. The latter may even be an "innovative take" on the franchise; i.e, we may see the inclusion of a third-person perspective for the first time. But hey, it doesn't end there: according to TheGamersHub citing a Facebook quote from Activision's Dan Amrich, there will be a third Call of Duty, and it's not that far off. Wrote Amrich:

"As for COD, they’ve confirmed three games in the next two years. Seeing as how there is a pattern of one new COD game every year, this is one new COD game from one new developer, and in a different genre from the core games we’ve seen."

We know we don't have a lot of CoD fans around here but maybe we really will see some freshness and innovation. Even so, three games in two years may be the very definition of over-saturation, and Activision should recall what happened with the music/rhythm genre in 2009; it experienced a 50% decline after the explosion early in the generation. Besides, don't we get a little bored after a while?

4/21/2010 9:19:42 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (108 posts)

Deleted User []
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:35:56 PM
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innovation meaning a new CoD game you play while balancing on a motion sensing skateboard right?

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frylock25
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:39:51 PM
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activision should get a bonus from the government for all the recycling they do

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:43:01 PM

haha wow now that i think of it... do they have any game they don't recycle?

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 10:33:24 PM

I was surprised to see Prototype was produced by Activision. Surprisingly, they're not flogging the life out of that franchise. Maybe it wasn't seen as a good investment. (ie. not a first person shooter, music/rhythm or skating game)

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Zorigo
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 3:20:52 PM

or maybe the realised it was sh*t

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Jamaican_Heat
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:44:34 PM
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Noooo thank you, way to soon for another COD. Ill just stick to MW2 for now thats enough for me!

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Natalisrubbish
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:48:49 PM
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All I have to say about this is: "Oh for christ sakes."

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Milonakis
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:31:38 PM

Don't bring Christ into this. He doesn't want this either. Blame Wendy. She tried to kill the smurfs for their precious smurf berries.

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Victor321
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 9:58:44 PM
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"Besides, don't we get a little bored after a while?"

If I was someone who never (or rarely) visits a gaming site, such as PSXExtreme, and as a result, never heard or learned of great, exceptional games such as God of War III, Heavy Rain, and much more, then no, I won't get bored.

To put it simply, if I was part of the mainstream audience, then NO. ^.^

And I think I'm reading the headline wrong, but I swear I'm reading "Activision Will Milk The COD Franchise In Two Years", because this is seriously getting ridiculous.

And don't worry, I read the article ;) lol

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booze925
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:05:49 PM
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i believe that treyarch has a GREAT oppurtunity to win respect back to the call of duty name.
if it is truly set in vietnam, we will see a fresh new take on warfare that no game has captured before. treyarch has not slacked on call of duty. they were among the few to pull of the pacific theatre, so i strongly believe they can capture the essence of vietnam.
IW.... im not so sure anymore

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:06:56 PM
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Wow, I'm like, so surprised.

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johnld
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:02:13 AM

what i'm hearing is that well make a motion controlled call of duty. since the loss of infinity ward, quality will suffer therefore were going to give you 2 call of duty titles to make up for it.

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Alienange
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:24:38 PM
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So we're getting CoD Wars? No thanks. Halo tried that and it tanked. CoD without the modern setting and modern weapons is just another game from the 90s.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:34:23 PM
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Great job Activision - keep on going with your genius business plan off overdoing and just mass marketing the hell out of one fu**ing franchise.

First Guitar Hero...now Call of Duty.

Thank god for Sony's 1st party developers and Kojima with his CONFIDENTIAL GAME(S)! *looks around suspiciously*

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Darthvintage
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:13:24 AM

Im Telling You.

its Zone of the Enders

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 10:39:55 PM
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With each new COD you buy, anti-vision will stamp your "New Flavor of the month" card.

And great news.....
......it will only take a mere 10,000 stamps to receive your very first in-game bullet.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:02:45 PM
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"Activision Will Release "Three CoD Titles In Two Years" : Wow I never knew Activision could produce 3 pieces of crap in just 2 years!Just like World, I am like totally suprised!

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Milonakis
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:29:24 PM
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Activision can go to hell and take Call of Duty with them. If you have a 360 in hell and it red rings is that technically a circle deeper inside of hell?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:35:01 PM

if so, send Dante in to kill it.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:34:25 PM
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one of these had better be a strait up zombie game

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:34:36 PM
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The CoD is being squeezed for all it's worth.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:24:38 AM

They're squeezing for caviar but all they're getting is sh**!

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 10:38:56 PM

It's Activision's recipe for a short-term massive financial gain.

Step 1 - Take a well known and loved franchise.

Step 2 - Make as many games as possible as soon as possible to bank in on the franchise hype.

Step 3 - Once the franchise is dead, take the money, buy another new popular franchise and repeat.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:41:19 PM
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Wow, When Cracktivision gets done milking this cash cow their going to be surprised to find out they've actually been jerking off with a lot of bull...

Do we really need that many COD's in such a short amount of time? Although it's funny, while a lot of other companies are focusing on creating stellar online communities by releasing one game and building off of it with DLC and extra content, Activision is saying don't focus too much on this game, we've got another one coming.. We wouldn't want any of your A.D.D addled brains to focus on one thing for too long, so we'll just keep crapping out new games every few months.

Off course since they don't pay their employees, I guess they are the only company who can afford to keep making games..lol.

BTW off topic, anyone checked out the new 3.30 update yet? anything exciting?

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 10:41:13 PM

All Activision does is ruin franchises, giving them no chance for long-term potential.

These games are selling by brand-name alone now-a-days. It sucks, cos COD could have been something truly special in about 3 or 4 years.

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dachemists
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:45:17 PM
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i would love for the former IW employees to sue activision for every penny there worth

i dont care who gets the money as long as its not in activisons hands

3 games in 2 years???? i wish i never bought MW2, what makes them think i will buy there next game??? they must think we are all stupid, they dont even fix a game that made over a BILLION dollars, yet there thinking about 3 more games in 2 yrs

please!!!

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 11:52:13 PM

I'm guessing that that was their thinking, yeah we made a crappy product, but look at all the suckers that bought it...instead of fixing it, let's just release a new, updated version of the same old crap and see how long we can get away with it....Wow, someone at Activision has been spending some time in the Microsoft camps...

But that worked for MS too...we could fix Vista, but instead..here's Windows 7! Enjoy! Now please bend over while we extract your wallet from your rectum, that's where we left it the last time we raped you.

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bridgera
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 12:08:23 PM

Well Vista was such a piece of crap that they actually were better off starting over.

2 GB of RAM system requirements in 2006? Oh please, whoever thought THAT was a good idea should have been fired.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:34:12 AM
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A CoD RPG or RTS game? lol can't wait for Soap to be one of the avatars in guitar hero

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bigrailer19
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:34:17 AM
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i can see where this thread will go... down hill!

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realmadpuppy
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:48:38 AM
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It feels like one day every game will be CoD. (speaking like a cult member)

call of duty: the Budweiser of war FPS.

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Swim_Irr
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:56:48 AM
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This deserves a full-on, "What The Fu**?!!"

seriously dude... WTF is activisions problem.

Omg......

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johnld
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:04:47 AM

its called loosing talent. quantity over quality move.

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spiderboi
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:19:11 AM
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This caught me off-guard

*insert sarcasm here*

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:00:34 AM
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Now can we finally say that Call of Duty is the Guitar Hero of shooters??

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Him
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:15:55 AM
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Everybody will say that these games will suck, then magically, somehow they will sell millions. I mean thats just what happened to MW2. I believe MW2 got a guinness world record for the biggest entertainment launch ever, Modern Warfare 2 grossed $401.6 million in a single day. I just don't get why almost everyone says they wont get it because its so stupid. Obviously not

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:36:43 AM

Large sales doesn't automatically equal quality. MW2 sold a lot but it isn't that great of a game. Britney Spears sold a ton of records but her music sucks.

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Him
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 8:50:42 AM

You might have your opinion about it and you might be right but normally more sales means its a better game. I have never seen a crappy game sell millions. I don't think people would waste their $60 on a bad game. Basically the majority of the world likes it so therefore its a pretty good game.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:14:15 AM

That's mostly because the majority doesn't think like us PSXE people, the majority exists of twitch gamers who can only hear and see FPS'
And since cod is one of the most frequently released and well known FPS, twitch gamers buy it, since it's all they know.

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spiderboi
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:31:55 AM

No its all about marketing. We all know M$ sold a sh*tload of 360 as compared to PS3s before. Why? Because of marketing. But that doesn't make it the best console, does it? A lemon sold with the body of a Porsche is still a lemon.

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Deleted User
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 11:25:07 AM

Jawkn, more times than not, sales tells you which games are quality and which ones are not. That's a fact. Obviously, there are games that are marketed more than others and that can sway a percentage point or two, but not enough to become best-selling on its own. People have their opinions and can spend their money on whatever they want, but it's hard to win the fight you are fighting when the game at hand has broken records for sales and people continue to play it so much. For real, people (not just you) need to realize that MW2 is a quality game.

And Spider, it's not just marketing. Sales of the PS3 have gone up, but most people would say that's because of the price drop. Right now, even with better marketing behind PS3, 360 is STILL selling better. There is obviously something quality about the 360 or else you would see a tremendous dip in sales.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:11:14 PM

Just because everyone and his dog went to see transformers 2 in the theatres didn't make it a great movie...it had hype, marketing, and big appeal to get people in...and the Masses sucked it up...That's exactly what MS does with the 360...and it's what Activision is doing with COD... Entertainment for the Masses.

Take a look at Avatar the movie. It had pretty effects, it had wow factor, but they kind of dropped the ball with the storyline. When it came down to it, Hurt Locker took home the awards because it had something that Avatar didn't, substance. The sales on Hurt Locker were considerable less than Avatar, but quality was better.

And that's exactly what MS and Activision is doing. The Hype machine is selling the games. Sure they are entertaining, but they aren't that great. I've already heard a few people who are sick of playing MW2 and are going on to other games.

And if they release that many COD's in such a short period, they are going to drive the franchise into the ground and every other game of it's genre are going to go down with it.

Yeah Sales doesn't always mean quality. It might have meant quality once, but now? They are just using the name to squeeze as much money as they can out of it before it dries up. Ford sold a fair amount of Pinto's in it's day.

Take a look at games like Tony Hawk...used to be a quality game, but that dried up. If it weren't for Skate, the genre would be pretty much dead.

And we all have a theory as to why the 360 is still selling but that's a whole other discussion..If you play poker, you'll know what I mean when I say 360 users are "pot committed"

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:35:58 PM

once again, Jonas Brothers sell tons of records, doesn't make their music good. When people go out in mass and buy sometihng like CoD or Jonas Brothers it doesn't make the product good, rather it shows that the majority have poor tastes.

I love the Hurt Locker analogy It sold poorly at the box office but it took home the awards and for good reason. Not because its sales but because it was a better movie then Avatar.

Here's were you with poor tastes disagree and repeat the nonsense about sales=equaling quality in the face of facts.

Thumbing down commences in 3,2,1...

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Dustinwp
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:02:29 PM

If quantity = quality then why didn't MW2 take home any GotY awards? Going by your units sold logic it should have swept every GotY award.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:42:37 PM

Evil, I don't agree with your analogy. I don't see anyone intimating that best sales equals best game therefor it should win GOTY. Come on.

Best sales equals good game, and often times a great game.

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Him
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:29:01 PM

Well Jawknee I guess I have no taste then because whatever you say is right. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean I have poor taste its an opinion and don't put people down because they think differently about games.

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Dustinwp
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:54:25 PM

@MyWorstNightmar I was replying to this particular comment.

"You might have your opinion about it and you might be right but normally more sales means its a better game".

You do know every gaming website has their own picks for GotY? I wasn't referring to a single award.
By the way Demons Souls was a good game "Not Great Game" and even that won a GotY award from Gamespot. The point is if so many people thought COD was the best thing since sliced bread then why didn't anyone of the seventeen million people that bought it express that. I will tell you why! Because COD is not a quality product "it's a FAD".



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bigrailer19
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 7:05:45 PM

Let me just start off by saying MW2 was a big let down compared to what MW was and did. Also you dont put out a map pack exlcusively for one console with only 3 new maps and 2 old maps and then sell it for $15 bucks. It will sell sure but its not right!

So with that said about MW2 I think a lot of people on PSXE dont like FPS im not gonna name names so im not pointing the finger at anyone thats just the vibe. Next i wanna say the reasons MW2 sold so well is because of how great MW WAS. Even though the next COD games will still cater to a huge percentage of gamers which are "twitch" gamers, and COD games will continue to sell in big numbers. We wont see another COD game sell as many as MW2, because people realised MW2 was a let down after the purchase. that dont mean im saying it was a bad game cus i enjoyed it but up to the level of MW it fell short. So with that said MW2 sold well because of the momentum from MW, now that momentum is kinda dwindled in my opinion we wont see another COD games sell like MW2 did.

Every person that bought MW2 had a very good reason too, that reasons was MW was an awesome game, and thats what we expect from sequals. So everyone who is putting the people down who bought it get a life really. you have tastes in games, as do others, if they differ get over it.
and JAWKNEE i may not like jonas brothers either but they sell records because people like it. sometimes with out demos for vids we have to purchase blindly but singles for CD's hit the radio well before release, so your theory fails im sorry. again just because you dont like something doesnt mean your right, or that people will always agree with you.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 10:50:16 PM

It was short-term hype.

Activision hyped the hell out of MW2. And because everyone wants to play online, what game are your friends most likely to have on PS3 or 360?

Modern Warfare 2

While the single player took a huge dive IMO, the multiplayer was only slightly improved, making for a complete ripoff for the consumer.

All games should have at least 9 hours minimum for single player. Look at Naughty Dog, Uncharted 2 had a kickass single player and it's multiplayer is of good quality too.

But 3 COD games over 2 years? I actually bought MW2 Prestige, wish I hadn't now, but there is no way in hell I'm getting these next ones, even if all my friends get them, I am not playing Activision's game anymore.

Rock Band won me over.
Skate 3 will win me over.
And either BF:BC2 or MOH will win me over.

Meanwhile, Activision's work will continue to get staler and staler until they buy another new franchise, milk that and cause another meltdown for a promising devloper.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:24:40 AM
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I think I just threw up in my mouth.

Why not take an extra year or two and polish the shizzle and make sure this thing works. Thanks but no thanks Acti...

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___________
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:44:12 AM
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and this is a surprise?
i lost interest in call of duty after the third edition came out.
honestly call of duty classic is 10 times better than every other COD out there!
IW have lost the spark they once had, they use to make some really compelling games..................

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bigrailer19
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 8:44:49 PM

treyarch started the COD series... IW ended it when they released MW2.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:15:49 PM

Treyarch most assuredly did not start the COD series.

"Call of Duty...was released on October 29, 2003. The game was developed by Infinity Ward".

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OriginalSin
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:28:05 AM
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Oh boy here we go....

3 COD is 2 years hey? Well even if the one is a "new take" and comes in a 3rd person perspective I don't think, or should I rather say I KNOW it is not a good idea to make 3 in 2 years.

The sad part is there are so many sheep out there that will just buy every installment as they come out... Poor (and I mean literally "poor" after buying all the Activision crap that came out) fools...

But I must say after what Treyarch did with WAW I am curious to see what the can do with the Vietnam setting.But I will me watching the developement of the new Medal Of Honor from here on out.

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Imagi
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:56:26 AM
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What! Not one a month?

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kraygen
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:55:57 AM

I was thinking the same thing, but give it a year or two and they will just start recoloring the outfits and landscape. Then releasing them as a new game. 1 COD per month coming up.

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Imagi
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 8:28:21 AM

I am waiting for COD, The Sims.

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kraygen
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 2:26:47 AM

send them an email, I'm sure they're will to make anything as long as they can use a previous setup so that it won't take them very long.

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Godslim
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:02:02 AM
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well i'll probably only get the good one mw!

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:36:33 PM

One car argue that none of them are good. What will you do then?

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Godslim
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:08:40 PM

yeh i suppose people who are so anti cod can argue that but then they are wrong so meh!

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Captain Cod
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:13:33 AM
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Greediots are going too fast. Sooner or later nearly everyone including CoD fans will be sick of Call of Duty.

But that's a good thing, right?

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WolfCrimson
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 4:41:22 PM

"Greediots" added to vocabulary.

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:38:10 AM
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cod4 is still king

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kraygen
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:57:31 AM
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So most devs are talking about how it takes them more than 4 years to make a game and acticrap is shoving out more than 1 a year now.

Hello, they are not new games, same game, same mechanics, new paint job.

My car is dirty, just because I wash it doesn't mean its a new and different car.

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tlpn99
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:26:59 AM
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Turning into Guitar Hero/Rockband with all the releases. Could be a bit rushed and end up being crap too. Not good rushing things to bring them out.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 7:15:33 AM
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Look up the word "overdoing" in a dictionary and you'll see Activision.

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InBlackestNight
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 7:41:33 AM
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Coming soon. Guitar Hero:Modern Warfare. Use your guitar to slay villians OR use your machine gun as a guitar! If they are going to oversaturate the market why not simplify?

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:21:30 PM

guitar hero: modern warfare: lynyrd skynyrd edition


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Underdog15
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 8:20:25 AM
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Someone needs to quick-scope glitch Activision, right now.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:17:41 AM
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And guess what, I won't buy any of them.
They release so many cod games, one day we'll all be sitting at a round table playing poker with cod games instead of cards -_-
Which is probably in a year or 4

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Darwin1967
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 10:44:31 AM
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No thank you Activision. You see, there's this company, EA, and they've got this game coming out in the fall called MOH which will have dedicated servers and a studio FULL of employees who can handle DLC, glitches, and updates. They've even gone so far as to bring on board this new company, Respawn Ent., who are headed by two men who were the brainchild of one of the biggest game series in VG history. So...it was nice knowing you...really...but seeing as how I feel like I need to take a shower every time I read anything about Activision, it's best I move on.

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:12:22 PM

couldn't have said it better, man

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ValdiPS3
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 11:39:55 AM
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so it will be possible to play the next CoD with a control form of weapon in various models, can be a pistol, shotgun or machine gun! and they are sold separately costing $ 60! very nice!
Long live Anti-vision!

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photo K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 11:47:58 AM
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if the objective is to make money, I think they have a good possibility in succeeding with 3 installments. Hopefully zombies is a big part of one of these.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:17:42 PM
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Bobby Kotick apparently doesn't understand supply and demand.

Activision flooded the market with Guitar Hero games, until no one wanted them. In a matter of a few years, they took one of the most lucrative games out there, and made it irrelevant.

Obviously they want to milk the COD cow while the milking is good. They are going to end up destroying the franchise. Fans should be upset with this.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:37:52 PM

That's exactly what Koteck is doing, milking something that is Lucrative while they can. There's an old expression that farmers use, it's "make hay while the sun shines". And gaming compnies adhere to that expression. Although it's not just Activision doing it. Look at the Ratio of FPS games out there compared to the other genres. It's not that FPS is that great of a gaming experience, it's just what's in style right now, so every company wants a piece of that action. Eventually the FPS hype will die, and someone else will release a new genre of game that will get everyone excited and the market will be flooded with crappy versions of that genre, and then that will die..and so on. I can remember a few years ago how people were getting tired of the "sand box" games. And after GTA did it, a few other companies tried it as well, but never really succeeded. Now it's FPS games turn. Back in the "good old days" RPG's had their turn...

I'm curious to see what the next genre will be. I'm guessing on a hybrid of some sort. We're already seeing RPG/FPS mixes like Fallout 3. That seems the next logical step, although thanks to Gears and Uncharted maybe TPS games will take off..who knows?

Myself? I'd like to see an all in one. A game with the driving mechanics of burnout, the shooting mechanics of Killzone or Socom, the RPG elements of Fallout and maybe mix in a little Ace Combat for fun. Throw it into one big universe and away you go. Only problem is, you put all that into one game and make a great online community for it, you won't ever have to buy another game and that will put a lot of people out of business...lol

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SilentMassacre
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:50:02 PM
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I completely stopped playing COD:MW2 only after a couple months of playing it. It just doesn't pull you in like the first one did.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:53:22 PM

Same. I've since moved on to more Killzone 2 and Bad Company 2. Oh but wait, those didn't sell like MW2 so they must not be good games.

/sarc

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photo K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:14:09 PM

You're right, but there are still millions of people who play MWF2 daily on MP. I still do here and there.

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Kai200X
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:22:44 PM

After a couple month? I stopped playing it right after I completed the single player campaign, so I guess MW2 only lasted me 3 days.

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rogers71
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:40:12 PM

I played the single player of MW2 and then me and a buddy played through all the spec op missions. After that, traded it.

@Jawknee, I agree with you. It is amazing to see everyone that use sales numbers as an argument for how good something is. All sales really mean is that a product had the marketing power behind it.

The Hurt Locker was a perfect example. No advertising but in the end won all the awards.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:47:32 PM

Uncharted 2 is another great example. What did it sell upon release? Under a million? Contrast those sales with MW2, but who took all the awards?

Oh right Uncharted 2. :)

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:30:01 PM

The point people were trying to make is that both MW2 and U2 were well-reviewed and both sold well and that games which are well-reviewed almost always sell well (unlike in movies).

MW2 even got some GOTY consideration, and not just because of the hype.

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rogers71
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:34:45 PM
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What in the world is going on with these developers. We could see a COD in third person and a Silent Hill in first person.

Are we in some Bizarro universe? Did someone forget to tell me? STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!

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Russell Burrows
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:39:22 PM
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Fans will buy something better like
Fallout: New Vegas

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rogers71
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:42:04 PM
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I can see it now. The next Call of Duty will have you trying to hunt down Captain Mactavish before he kills himself.

It will be called Call of Duty: Soap On A Rope

*Cue the movie voice guy....now*

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:17:23 PM

this soap wants to drop...himself

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Lairfan
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:51:44 PM
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And right there is the definition of oversaturation, ladies and gentlemen!

Funny thing is, once they run CoD into the ground like they did with GH, what will they have to fall back on this time?

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Dancemachine55
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 7:03:16 AM

Prototype?

Tony Hawk might be milked for a little while longer.

Guitar Hero still has strong brand name power. But do not get me started on Band Hero!!! That game is a joke.

Only reason GH is still doing well in Aus is cos no one has heard of Rock Band here, and Rock Band 2 never came out in Australia. I had to import my copy. Still is my most played music rhythm game next to GH Metallica.

How about Crash Bandicoot? Spiderman? X-MEN?, Spyro? Shrek?

oh!!! I can totally see them milking Shrek games with the fourth Shrek movie coming out.

Honestly, go to the Activision website, Prototype is the ONLY new or different IP listed. I laughed at it.

At least EA is taking risks nowadays. They've changed their business, got a new vision and it's starting to pay off.

It takes a lifetime of doing everything right to be seen as mighty, but only a second of something wrong to lose it all.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:32:02 PM

Tony Hawk was the first casualty, not GH; it's been dead for years.

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booze925
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:11:38 PM
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why does jawknee hate cod so much?
its decent franchise, and HAS potential (vietnam).
IW did kinda drop the ball i admit... but we have 2 give treyarch a chance

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:16:25 PM

Why do you assume i "hate" rather then dislike? And why does it matter to you so much? i think the franchise is crap you don't, we can agree to disagree.

And by the way, i did enjoy World at War(some what. Treyarch are still ok in my book but the fact that Activision calls all the shots in regards to these new "Guitar Hero of Shooters" doesn't bode well for future releases.

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Godslim
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:09:28 PM

but u shout it out all the time everywhere letting everyone know

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:01:08 PM

Kinda like how you let everyone know how much you love it?

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bomba2812
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:19:46 PM
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FAIL....

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:22:42 PM
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can we talk about something positive guys? this negativity is harshing my mellow, dudes.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:12:55 PM
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Remember, kotex is not a gamer, and I believe he doesn't care about anti-vision in the long term either.
He's already shown his true colors.....that he likes playing the role of a company headhunter, rather than acting accordingly as the top boss, plus he's all about the Benji's.

So I believe I know exactly what kotex is up to, and all within the next 5 years......

I believe his game plan is to continue milking every franchise anti-vision's got for all it's worth.

But, as soon as he see's there's about to be no more milk, he'll cash in his biggest stock options yet, he'll cannibalize anti-vision by doing a "grab-by fisting" of all the stock loot & run till he can find another sucker...er.... I mean....company, to destroy too.

Mark my words!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 9:17:47 PM
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OK, I'm more than just super curious on exactly what word(s) could have triggered my post above to be held for approval(seeing how there were no curses or site links)?????

Explain please

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rogers71
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 3:11:35 AM

Don't feel bad Saint. It happens all the time with me and I actually emailed Ben and asked him why my comments and posts in the forum kept coming back with 'the moderator approval' message.

I got an email from some other guy telling me that I need to learn how to read the rules of the website and then Ben sent me an email saying I posted a link......which I didn't.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:34:55 PM

sucker...or maybe fisting?

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bridgera
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 12:52:42 AM
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"Three CoD Titles In Two Years"

I can name 3 pumped out rushed unoriginal games I won't be buying in the next 2 years.

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Jian2069
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:30:11 AM
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I really wish Activision didn't get their hands on this one. It's just like Guitar Hero.

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Mr Diamond
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 4:09:07 PM
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All I'm gonna say is this: Fuck WW2 games and Fuck Vietnam Games and other war games set in the past in the FPS genre!

If you have something like MW2 why are you gonna backtrack to crappy rifles and technology??? That is the reason i never played a CoD game until it came the MW Franchise out!

I hope activision rot in hell and the company collapse if they continue with those games made out of crap!

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FoxRacing916
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 5:13:38 PM
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I like call of duty so I'm not complaining lol, they can do whatever they want, but I still don't think that they will make that much more money if they make 3 games in 2 years, then if they just made 2 like they normally do.. That's just me, so yeah, do whatever you want but that's just me.

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Predatoryx
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 1:13:15 AM
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FPS is a genre that sells. Not everybody want an RPG, Sports, etc. type of game. However, Eye candy games also sell, they look good.

In this case, MW2 is a FPS + Eye Candy, so it was expected to sell a lot of units, however, it surpass their expectations. Good for them.

Ok, it could be discussed that is a game for masses, we do have videogames thank to those masses. Companies are for-profit entities and they require profit in order to keep growing up and survive. Naughty Dog, Sony, Microsoft, Eat Play Sleep, etc They don't produce games to donate them, games are not open source and they aren't cheap to produce.

It is just natural that they will try to produce as much as possible re-using code and graphics and minimizing the pipeline, design times and mechanics.

The mechanics in GOW3 were the same that GOW1 and 2, with little variation. In fact, they wanted to do that in the previous versions but they never had the budget neither the time. (Just watch the documentary).

However, not because they re-use mechanics means that the game was bad (it was also an eye candy). In GOW the storyline was the key point and if they do the same for COD (a good storyline), maybe there's a chance that they will keep making money.

However, there's a catch. Whenever you release too many games of the same style at the same time, you end up eating your own profits because cash is a scarce resource and players have to choose between them. Probably they will end up buying all the titles but when they drop the price or they would buy used ones that won't deliver profits to Activision.

The movie business is the same: If the movie is a hit, you will release a 2nd part, 3rd, etc... until the movie doesn't make money. Just go back in time... how many Nightmare on Elm Street, Jaws, Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc.. can you recall?... and now, they are re-launching them again! :)

BTW, MW2 is not the best game ever, but I play it once in a while. Nice graphics.

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Rufrie98
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 3:10:12 PM
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THERES NO FRICKEN COD5! Y MAKE A 7???

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shootu
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:41:03 AM

@Rufrie are you retarded? There is COD 5 and 6 duh.

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