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Does Modern Warfare 3 Deserve To Dominate Headlines?

From a news standpoint, I'm not sure any game really deserves to dominate the headlines in any given year, considering that in terms of actual news, most titles get the same amount of exposure. Each gets official press releases for a variety of different reasons and of course, each has advertising, which is separate from news and opinion articles.

The question is, does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 deserve all the attention it will receive throughout 2011? Is it enough that it'll be the most popular game of the year? Is it a straight-up correlation? In other words, should the game that sells the most be most common in the world of gaming journalism? This is an even more interesting question when one considers the massive casual market for MW3; the fact that a great many CoD fans simply don't care about what's written. They're gonna buy the game Day 1 no matter what, yes?

And what is there to talk about, really? The game certainly doesn't have more content than other titles; it doesn't feature revolutionary elements (at least, we're pretty sure it doesn't) and in general, we all have a good idea what to expect. Essentially, I'm concerned that the majority of MW3 headlines that exist this year will be borderline useless: they'll either be based on the game's immense popularity and whether or not it's deserving of that recognition, or any number of unsubstantiated rumors that always revolve around high-profile titles. At the end of the day, we know it'll sell. We know what it is. We know millions want it.

But is there enough substantial information to justify the number of MW3 headlines we're going to see? ...I think not.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Tags: call of duty, modern warfare 3, mw3, cod

5/29/2011 9:23:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (83 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 9:44:41 PM
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I agree, but it's a money machine. The game certainly doesn't deserve all the attention it gets, but since it gets so much attention people must keep writing about it to get hits. Hits get money, which provides more exposure, it's a vicious cycle.

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Qubex
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:44:39 AM

The MW3 hysteria could eventually be the death-nail in the MW franchise... especially when people realise that Battlefield 3 is in a class of its own...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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StangMan80
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:02:18 AM

We can only hope.. and pray..

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JonnyR
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 4:16:40 AM

@ Qubex

I'd like to think you're right Qubex, but history seems to prove otherwise. how many times in the entertainment industry have we seen quality products go underlooked and their mediocre counterparts sell millions.

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Cavan1
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 8:03:46 AM

MW3 deserves the attention because it sells the most. The big difference i notice this generation, when i was growing up and christmas was coming round, id say to my mate, right i'l get gran turismo, you get Metal gear solid, then come Feb we'd swap so we could both play the games.

This gen because of online play, i can imagine kids say to each other, right we'll all get MW3 so we can all play 2gether on the internet.

This is the big difference, everyone wants the same game as everyone else, so the one thats most popular, is the one that everyone gets, regardless of if Killzone/battlefield/medalofhonour is any better.

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Qubex
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:08:48 PM

Many times JonnyR... sadly!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Alienange
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:30:35 PM

Yup. WorldEnds just proved that, despite what Ben wrote, CoD fans do indeed care about what is written. Why all the page hits if no one cares?

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ZettaiSeigi
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 9:46:54 PM
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I really couldn't care less about any CoD games. I hardly play FPS games to begin with, so there's even less reason for me to pay attention. So the internet may explode with CoD news in the days to come, but I'm going to be one of the remaining few who are indifferent about it.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:14:01 PM
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Meh, I don't see anything wrong with it getting a ton of attention. It has huge sales thus it's bound to get a lot of attention.

Having said that I look forward to the series either dying out or getting good enough that I might actually enjoy it.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:23:23 PM

As to the fans and the developers Mr. LV, they won't change the formula. Even if people like us having grown tired of the same game every year. My god BO was freakin' awful, just garbage. And it sold millions! If people cannot tell the difference between the same game EVERY YEAR, then they deserve to get ripped off.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:26:51 PM

I know, I was just trying to be civil with my comments since some posters on here get offended easily by honesty.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:35:46 PM

Tell me about it, but when your right. Your right.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:39:09 PM

The bigger they are, the harder they fail.

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FatherSun
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:43:31 PM

COD gets the attention and sales because of the marketing power that ActiVision puts into it. The marketing team is probably equal to that of the production of the game itself.

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StangMan80
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:00:26 AM

The bad thing is BeezleDrop is they don't know they are getting ripped off. They think it's just the greatest game in the world when there are much, much better games out here.. 2,3 years older even.

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playaplus
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:18:46 PM
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imo call off duty has basically been the same game, different skin for a while now....im not too big on shooters so...eh...does it deserve the attention...c'mon...you're kidding yourself if you say it deserves it. At the end of the day...the people that are content with the same old shit will keep buying it. to me mw3 is sounding alot like battlefield which i find laughable because well the majority will still flock to call of duty

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Ignitus
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:20:20 PM
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Well, it's the best seller game franchise of the generation so I guess it's natural and well earned to get that much attention and I don't see anything wrong about it.

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frylock25
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:20:44 PM
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i really hope that all the news on psx is not call of duty for the next 6 months or whatever it is. i am so sick of hearing about that game. i dont care how many idiots buy the damn game. i am just sick of it every year. i dont care if they did actually improve anything on the game. i will just be avoiding all articles about this dumb ass game. to all of you that like call of duty, hey great enjoy it. i have better games to play like uncharted 3 and infamous 2. both of which will sadly not sell as well as the garbage being recycled every year.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:25:16 PM

Feel lucky. It's like constantly hearing all your friends and neighbors have been eating $hit sandwiches for several years and they can't get enough of it. Just keep eating your Filet Mignon and giggle.

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Claire C
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 11:48:10 PM

hee-hee =)

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Alienange
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:37:39 PM

Hey frylock25, I enjoy CoD. Thanks for calling me an idiot. Of course, I think people who comment on games they don't play are idiots so I guess we're even.

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frylock25
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:19:41 PM

think what you want dude i have played the games. i have sat and watched the games. they are not interesting to me. simple enough. oh and hey i did not directly call you an idiot nor have i ever started anything with you. if you took offense to what i said then i dont know what to tell you. but thanks for personally attacking me.

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Highlander
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:24:09 PM
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In a word;

"No."

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FatherSun
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:37:09 PM

Hey???? You copying and pasting comments? LOL..

It's funny how that response can be used to answer so many question so accurately.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:40:43 PM

I believe I have a trademark on that :)

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Highlander
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:51:26 PM

Hey, I was trying to be brief, and for once it worked!

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FatherSun
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 11:05:33 PM

You must now pay World royalties. But on Highlanders behalf I suggest they be waived.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 11:12:06 PM

Fees waived. No's all around!

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:42:03 PM

LOL

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Jdogtoocool
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:26:36 PM
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I think it deserves it for sure. This upcoming call of duty is the true sequel to modern warfare 2 and not just some crappy spinoff like black ops not even developed by infinity ward

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:41:10 PM

Dude, Treyarch does spinoffs every other year.

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FatherSun
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:49:00 PM

@World, They aren't even the original Infinity Ward anymore.

err yeah. Treyarch this and Treyarch that...

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 11:54:31 PM

Why do you guys even reply to this guy?

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gangan19
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:11:26 AM

i like treyarch cause of the zombies, they should just make a game sole on zombies, i'd buy for what it's worth, i love nazi zombies alot

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Dancemachine55
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:39:06 AM

Have you tried Left 4 Dead? Good for a zombie fix, so no real need for it in other games. Then there's Dead Island coming soon.

My money's on Battlefield 3.

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wiiplay
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 6:54:22 AM

@gangan19
Games that feature zombies;
Left 4 Dead.
Dead Space
Dead Rising
Dead Island (coming soon)
Killing Floor
Red Dead Redemption - DLC
Resident Evil

For a complete list of games that are far better than COD Zombies, search for 'List of zombie video games' in Wikipedia.
My least favorite-yet-still-better-than-COD zombie game is CarnEvil, which is a lightgun game for the good ol' arcade.



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gangan19
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:35:05 PM

yah but in those games you don't get the lovable quirky characters, Dempsey, Nicoli, Richthofen and boring Takeo lol. I have dead space 1& 2. Hardcore mode is kicking my ass. I don't have an xbox, so no left 4 dead. I had resident evil till it got stolen. Never bothered with Red dead redemption, I can't wait for dead island.

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CaptRon
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:28:59 PM
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No, it doesn't. It certainly doesn't deserve the $60 it's going to cost either.

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FatherSun
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:33:42 PM
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I wonder how MW3 would sell without the media onslaught.

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somethingrandom
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:47:36 AM

Still very well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:39:58 PM
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CoD is like winter here in Minnesota, you don't like it, but you put up with it every year.

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somethingrandom
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:52:17 AM

Just be glad you're not getting an Alberta winter (lucky bastard...).

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Underdog15
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:28:18 PM

It's funny because I live in Canada... and further south than both of you. :)

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Milonakis
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:48:48 PM
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COD is like a giant turd. You know deep down it's still a turd, but somehow when you see that giant 13" thing wrapped around the bowl you can't but help take a picture and send it to a friend and/or brag about it.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:32:15 AM

Man, if I dropped a 13" bog, I'd be VERY scared... Who knows what my rear end would be capable of if I squeezed out something like that?!

Also, I can't put into words how hard I laughed when I read your comment. Epic thumbs up.

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RadioHeader
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:49:56 AM

I could appreciate the time & effort involved in making a 13" turd. COD, not so much. If I was a Newspaper editor, I'd go with the turd headline.

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:51:27 PM
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As much as I love the series, I'll have to say no. There's really nothing groundbreaking revealed about the game thus far, so it doesn't deserve all the attention it's getting as of right now. When more is revealed, then there is bigger chance of something noteworthy getting a lot of attention and hype.

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karneli lll
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:57:03 PM
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Put it simply; No...No...No...No!!!

Giving this game attention hurts the industry, it proves laziness pays off IMO

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:06:23 AM
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I like how they are so proud of their new footage with a slightly improved engine.

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gangan19
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:13:27 AM

I didn't see any improvement in the enigine.

I saw that it needed improvement though.

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Highlander
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:51:52 AM

From where I sit, that pretty much sums it up. For $60 you get a 3 instead of a 2 on the packaging and slight improvements to the engine and existing locations with bonus content such as new downloadable maps and (presumably) in-game gold weapons for premium users.

It's a joke - a bad one.

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gangan19
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:15:01 AM
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you get what you pay for, then you don't

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StangMan80
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 12:51:22 AM
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I keep getting more and more up set with COD, and most of it comes from the "fans". I don't understand what they see in it. I blame it on the devs thou. They notice they could do very little with the next installment and millions would be there waiting on day one to get there hands on a game that is almost identical to a game they paid for a year ago.
I wish they didn't take this path. After putting so much attention and getting so much enjoyment out of COD4:MW, I expected a lot more out of their following installments. But.. they came to disjointed. I remember when I was going to pick up MW2 on day one, the hype was just seen every where, people talking about it at school. It was just ridiculous.
As It got closer and closer to its release and the hypes started getting to it's boil point, I kept getting less and less interested. After seeing more and more nameplay and hearing more about the game. I opted out of a day one purchase, then never got it.
I ended up playing it at a cousins and I was glad I didn't pick it up.

And since then a COD game has just been a diss. It does not deserve this kind of attention! It's old! COD would be great back in 2007, it was But it didn't change since and video games have improved so much since then. And how come COD is praised like it's the #1 game? It's not! There are games out there that deserve these sells and attention. Games that have such great gameplay and tech behind them.
When will people, gamers see the value in theses game that deserve it?

I hope these COD fans, "gamers" if that is what they are, Will wake up. These devs that been pumping out yearly versions of the same game for these past few years need to realize that gamers care about there games, improvement, more then "copy and pasting" more then Online, an actual champagne, more then just new perks, more then just mew maps, we want to see new tech going into the game, new characters added to the additional ones, new features, new options.
^ This is what a real gamer wants. COD has been giving us nothing lately. And it won't until the consumers let them know it. I really hope MW3 will be an awesome game. I do. It's just the people who go crazy over it. heck you guys rob a game store for these games, spend endless hours too prestige, ruining relationships with loved ones too play only with a guy you will never meet in you life, in a dark room all day killing your health, and that's not it It's the way you guys talk, yelling and screaming at a screen. I don't understand you guys. That's not gaming, not a true gamer.

That's enough preaching. But It's BF3 for me and will somebody please explain how all this started!!!?!!! It's sad..

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Dead_Starr
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:37:32 AM

If only everyone thought like you, the gaming industry would be MUCH more than recycled military games.

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AshT
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:36:10 AM
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one word...NO

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:43:28 AM
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Oh... if only I could stay away. I'm sure you all already know my stance on this, and if not well: A huge RESOUNDING NO!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry, but CoD is a franchise that I simply can't stomach. I'll give credit where credit is due (and I have done so with CoD), and I'll admit that there is decent quality in the SP, but it is sadly lacking in so many ways. I see no reason why such mediocrity deserves to be as popular as it is, especially when the key selling point, the multiplayer, is downright stupid. There is nothing to it whatsoever, and that irritates me.

And from what I've seen, the campaign of MW3 is looking to cut out any sensibility and moments of slow burn in favour of frenetic, Michael Bay styled action from start to finish. How can anyone even stand such nonsense?
When the developers implement a decent story that can actually be followed by anyone with anything more than half a brain, rather than catering to their core demographic of red cordial wired 12 year olds and drunk, dope-smoking college idiots, then I'll pay attention.
When the developers show that they deserve the sales and praise by offering a more thoughtful and tactical experience over balls to the wall action, then I'll pay attention.
When the developers actually push the envelope of SOMETHING other than my f*cking patience and show that they truly can deliver an experience that delivers on the promise of the ridiculous popularity, then I'll pay attention.
When the developers finally manage to craft an experience that appeals to me on any but the most base level... then I'll pay attention, but until that day... CoD means NOTHING to me.
Give me Resistance for the story, Battlefield for the technical spectacle and Operation Flashpoint for the tactical realism. But don't give me CoD. Not now, and not EVER!
/rant and Peace!

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karneli lll
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:55:58 AM
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Ben, i hope you take this as a sign to not mention this game...ever!

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:13:12 AM

Heh... forgot to mention that. Bring the game up when something big comes up... but otherwise, focus on the more intelligent experiences please.

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Alienange
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:44:21 PM

He'd stop, but people like reading about it.

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PharaohJR
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 4:16:34 AM
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in all i think it does.... the series came along way & established something that doesnt involve a depth of thinking to enjoy so its appealing to the mass.

with the success this series has established with fun & finance profit i just hope developers with more depth behind there games dont change there approach just to recieve the results MW does.
dont get me wrong MW is a TRILL online experience but the core of what makes a game COD doesnt offer its not 1 COD MW i have & i replayed it cause the story was deep.

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Beamboom
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 4:17:22 AM
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Do the royals deserve all that exposure?
Why do Big Brother make you a celebrity?
Why do no citizen in the EU *really* understand what EU is all about?

Media is like that. They do not cover the real world, they cover our fantasies. As long as enough of us *really* want to see pictures of the royal family the papers will use every thinkable excuse to post "news" about them. As long as enough want to read about how Ken shagged Billy in Big Brother they will become celebrities.

But does MW3 deserve to dominate headlines? That's all a question of perspective. They are in a position where the headlines will be clicked on, and articles commented. Even here in psxe where a majority claims they have *no* interest (and reclaim that, over and over and over and over again :D)! The stories with most comments are usually about mw! While a new IP (who I personally think is *far* more interesting to read about) gets a fraction of comments.


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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 4:20:12 AM

That's funny... because it's so damn true!

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Zorigo
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:41:47 AM

:D haha
kudos dude

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___________
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:04:27 AM
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what a stupid question to ask, especially here!
im so sure what the answer will be, ill bet the house on it!

me though, that depends.
IF its going to be different, and as good as it looks and as good as im hoping it to be then yes.
they need all the media hype they can get, to prove to people like 99% of the people here, the games changed.
people seem to be stuck in this mindset the last game was like this, so its 100% impossiable for the new one to be different!
hell look at AC2, everyone you talk to trying to convince them to buy it refuses because they say the last was so repetitive so AC2 has to be also.
because of course its impossible for games to change!
rolls eyes!
so IF its as fresh and good as im hoping then yea, if not then move along people theres nothing to see here!
which am i expecting?
hard to say, one would assume after seeing BF3, and all the other amazing games this year, antivision would of had to step up its game.
but then we would of said the same thing about MW2, so i guess anythings possible!
lets not count it out before we get to see some proper details on it ay?
i mean how much do you want to bet that everyone here would be foaming at the mouths if this was a ps3 exclusive?

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:42:39 AM

I wouldn't be. I admit I'm excited for Resistance, but there's a reason behind that. I'll get to KZ3 eventually, but it doesn't grab me. Exclusives are good, but not all are essential. And multiplats can be good too. CoD just hasn't proven itself to me. I do want to try Crysis yet though.

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Beamboom
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:53:50 AM

I would not either, but I've never made a big deal out of a title being exclusive or not. I simply do not see this huge difference that is claimed to be there.
But I believe you are right in that many around here would quite possibly had an entirely different opinion about mw3 had it been exclusive to the ps3. I even think that goes without saying.
When sucky exclusives like SOCOM 4 gets a respected, kind treatment it pretty much says it all.


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Zorigo
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:41:06 AM

If it was PS3 exclusive they maybe would. because the team wouldnt be focusing on making a cash cow and not innovating, theyd try and make something to compete with the like of KZ3 and R3 because theyd have to.
If it was a PS3 exclusive itd be a toootally diff story.
But its not, and therefore we look at it as is.

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Mornelithe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 6:38:36 AM
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Odds are, it'll probably do extremely well. My opinions aside, as I'm not the demographic they target, the advertising stream, name recognition and simply people wanting to play with friends will move mass numbers of units.

Does it deserve it? Not really, there's nothing particularly ground breaking or 'must-have' about the title. At this point CoD's just a name they can slap on a box and expect to net millions in sales week 1.

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Zorigo
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:39:22 AM
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See the thing is while i am interested on the news, even this site shouldnt be posting every damn rumour or speculation that comes up. this site isnt to be fair, but you really shouldn't. the rumour of the killstreak list was acceptable but i read some comments on it and apparently its complete bull. but fair dos for posting it. but we dont need ALL these rumours clogging up our headlines. If we want all the bull we'll go to IGN or something.
Just give us the concrete/semi concrete stuff and lets stop talking about it. Its gonna be big but for us its only one game amongst many. I'd frankly wanna here more on battlefield 3.

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spacedelete
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:27:02 AM
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Not a fan of Call of duty series tbh. BF is a superior shooter even though they aren't similar.

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spacedelete
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:33:15 AM
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Not a fan of Call of duty series tbh. BF is a superior shooter even though they aren't similar.

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Alienange
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 1:46:15 PM
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Would you look at the hypocrisy on here? A bunch of people who ADMITTEDLY do not play or enjoy mp games have SO much to say about the best online experience of this gen. Truly fascinating.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:22:44 PM

I've not only played a number of different MP games, but have played much of MW2 and BO. In fact, I platinumed them both. I have a few days logged into MW2 and a couple into BO too.

Best online experience this gen? Don't make me laugh. It isn't the best on ANY console.

360 has Halo and Gears. Both better. PS3 has KZ2 and KZ3 along with countless other titles. All better. PC has MANY--- MANY better games. PC Gamer gave MW2 a 6.4/10 review, for perspective.

There are multiplayer multi-plats that are better multiplayer experiences as well.

McDonalds has billions and billions sold, apparently. You can't tell me that's the best dining experience of our generation.

If you ask me... people here just know how to look at shit and see shit. That's not hypocrisy.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:59:10 PM

It is a little weird though for people who have never tried it, I will admit.

For me, I didn't start realizing how bad it was until I started playing it more and more. It seemed like the more time I put in, the more problems I found. If I based my opinion on just a tiny amount of time, I would probably say they are great games. When you experience it in it's entirety, however, it's painfully obvious how low it's quality is in comparison to it's perceived quality.

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Nas Is Like
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:30:01 PM
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The thing about the Call of Duty games is that the game itself is fun, but it's really the game's online community that makes it either so fun (skilled players) or so bad (hackers). Every game just seems so much better with a good community, and that's the reasoning behind the huge success and popularity of Call of Duty games.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 3:44:10 PM

Interesting. I always felt like the CoD community was one of it's biggest downfalls.

It's strengths are it's accessibility and popularity (which only feeds into it's furthered popularity, oddly enough!). I would honestly love it more if it wasn't for the terrible glitchiness it has. Also, I don't feel like it has much extended support from the devs which removes the chance they'll improve on inevitable issues. The experience is often ruined due to technical issues for me. Which is a BIG shame. As is, I just can't accept it as a quality multiplayer title compared to others.

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Nas Is Like
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 11:25:18 PM

Well I'm sure you're aware that the multiplayer (online) aspect of the game is the most infamous and most important of the Call of Duty games. It wouldn't be the main attraction if it weren't for the online community. I know I wouldn't care about the games nearly as much without its' multiplayer.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:37:44 AM

Yeah, I understand that.

But I'm sure it's popular because of it's popularity is what I'm saying. I don't think the online community is that valuable at all. I spend most of my time between matches muting half the kids in there. And when you compare the online community to something like MAG where people are more likely to communicate in a meaningful way, I just don't see it as being a quality online community.

Sure, it's a big community, but that doesn't mean it's a good one.

As for me, although I found them short, I actually enjoyed the single player more than multiplayer. As long as MW3 has good single player, you can bet I'll likely at least rent the game. I've moved on from it's multiplayer though. Haven't played CoD since January.

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Danny007
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:25:33 PM
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There's way to many good games coming this year that should make Modern Warfare 3 look like a red-headed step child.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:38:32 AM

In an African-American family.

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Danny007
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 5:13:20 PM

Hahaha

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Excelsior1
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 8:25:17 PM
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i guess it deservres some attention, but maybe it should get little less attention around here. i remeber reading once that cod isn't so popular in these parts. the tone of the comments reflect that sentiment pretty well.

the reasons i dislike cod is that it's paired with xbox live and the 360. it has become some kind of social phenenom amongst that group. they say it plays best on the 360, and it really does. that tremendous crowd of gamers will line up for day1 purchases on that game and system driving sales to record numbers,

a spectacu;lar shooter that i feel is far better than cod is kz3. it's sales are even weaker than the lower than expected sales of kz2. kz3 is spectacular but amazingly short. still the multiplayer is pretty great and they fixed the controls.

why can't kz be a blockbuster title? it's got the graphics, and most importantly the gameplay down. maybe if they add vehicles.
what's the problem?

i'm very interested to see what uc3 week one sales wil be. is the playstation userbase a group that sets back and waits for price drops on day1p types of games? uc2 saes did not evev chart for the 1st 20 weeks it was out. at last that what wiki said. sales on popular ps3 exclusives should do better, as a ps3 owner there is really no excuse not to buy uc3 day1, right? or as soon as you can afford it.

the only reason cod gets the headlines and respect is the money it has earneed.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:52:24 PM
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No, plain and simple.

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