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Hey CoD Fans, Your Dominant Reign Won't Last Forever

If there's one thing we've learned this generation, it's that the video game industry continues to grow, flex, and alter at blinding speed. What was commonly accepted even a few years ago is now extremely rare, and the mainstream blockbuster has now become a standard trend, as it is in Hollywood.

For the time being, with 20+ million copies sold with every new installment (or so it seems to be), the Call of Duty franchise reigns supreme. The fans are happy. They get another installment every year; it's not a drastically different entry and that's exactly what they want. Now, there was a time when Final Fantasy fans felt something very similar when a new FF was on the horizon: that new title wasn't an annual event, of course, but it was guaranteed quality of a certain kind. It would have sky-high production values, a great story, and a style of RPG combat that we knew we would love.

And then Final Fantasy XIII happened, and there's no going back. There's nothing wrong with FFXIII - I've said that before - but it's definitely a very different experience. In truth, with the advancing industry, what franchise has remained exactly as it was, even only 5 years ago? Now, while the mainstream is easily satisfied and Activision is more likely to stick with a winning formula, there will come a day when the accepted CoD formula will have to change. Would you like to know how it's going to happen, faithful CoD followers? I can explain it in vivid detail:

There will come a time when the developer - be it Infinity Ward or Treyarch or whoever - says something like, "we want to redefine the series." Or perhaps they'll use the word "evolve" or "reboot." And then they'll give us a little peek, and something will be very, very different... And then the fans will freak out and everyone will run back to Modern Warfare 3 'cuz the next CoD "just isn't gonna be CoD." How many times have fans said that about their favorite franchise? You don't honestly believe CoD is completely immune, do you? Granted, it'll continue on with the same formula for a while, but oh...how quickly things change.

And when that "new" CoD is suddenly sci-fi-based, or stealth becomes a factor, or half the game is dominated by vehicles, or it starts stealing from "Star Wars" (oh, who knows what might happen?), the Final Fantasy fans will get their chance to laugh. We'll all ask- "How's it feel? Welcome to the club. ...we've been waiting for you."

Tags: cod, call of duty, activision, final fantasy

6/20/2011 9:11:30 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (151 posts)

Highlander
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:32:05 PM
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I'm applauding from the JRPG turn based survival bunker. As much as I'll want to pick on these poor guys when their favorite genre dries up, I will do mu best to be nice.

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 5:51:15 AM

its just a videogame *sigh*

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:16:48 AM

No, really? And that would be why I made a totally serious comment about a JRPG survival bunker? I never would have thought it was just a game. I mean really? A game? Dude....

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:35:10 AM

lol

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:51:54 AM

I think it's pretty obvious that Highlander takes his games pretty damn seriously, lol.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:07:05 AM

I disagree. He doesn't often get into debates about the games themselves. If anything, he's passionate about technology.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:36:17 AM

Oh, when the topic is JRPGs I'd label him "passionate" without any hesitation whatsoever. :D


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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:47:31 AM

Well, yes, for jRPG's specifically.

This particular thread is a bit of an overreaction by godslim, but yea, for jRPG's he is. As am I!

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:11:49 PM

jrps's are almost on life support with releases that are few and far between so i share highlander's pain. cod might fade away, but i don't think the fps genre will ever suffer the same fate as jrpgs.

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:19:22 AM

Hey, there's more than JRPGs can you not see the central figure in my avatar?

;)

Then there's the collection of racers including, but not limited to Burnout Paradise, MotorStorm, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, GT5Prolog, WipeOut HD, Ridge Racer 7, and then there is Uncharted 1 & 2 (2 of my 3 Plats) and inFamous 1 & 2, and of course the Ratchet and Clank collection, and many more...I'm just not big into shooters and survival/Horror games.

However, yes, I am passionate about technology - and gaming in general. That's why I see the hyper success of a single franchise in a single extremely dominant genre that literally overshadows the other genre as an issue.

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apples14
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:41:17 PM
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yeah good point. Some games also go down in quality too. Seeing a beautiful game series getting ruined is frightening, and sometimes it makes me wish I was on the team so I could work on the game and fix things up (If I knew how :P). I don't mean to imply the COD series...I was actually referring to the R&C and Duke Nukem if u were wondering :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:49:48 PM
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It's a nice sentiment that they will have to feel our pain and might just shut up about our complaints. However, I don't know where the trend could be trending next. Could CoD get even faster and dumber?

I'd really love to see some thoughtfulness get back into gaming. Even Duke Nukem Forever takes a kiloton more thought to traverse than a CoD game.

At the very least I'd like to see the half assed action stuff leave the great stuff like FF and Dragon Age alone.

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Qubex
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 11:44:09 PM

"Could CoD get even faster and dumber?"... probably yes... and more glitzy...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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SnipeySnake
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:54:31 PM
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Im gonna cry tears of joy when that happens. The thing is they don't need to change anything. Heck they could have MW3 as the last cod game and still make money off of it with their overpriced map packs. People would still buy it no matter how many map packs they come out with.

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thj_1980
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:57:45 PM
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I can see cod ending after Modern Warfare 3 if it isn't good.

If it's good COD might reign longer then expected.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:59:12 PM

It doesn't have to be good, it will still sell millions.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:48:01 AM

... But then there will be millions of disappointed fans. One shall not underestimate a disappointed crowd of millions.

And I very much agree with Ben here. It's only a question of time until someone takes over after COD.
COD have to change *something* each time, at the same time it can not change *too much*, and that is one helluva balancing challenge.


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Jawknee
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:59:27 PM
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"it's not a drastically different entry"

If there needs to be anymore proof of how biased and retarded most game reviewers are these days, it's the fact that they continue to give these games glowing reviews each year while complaining about games like inFamous 2 for "playing too much like the previous game". It's pretty pathetic.

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FM23
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:05:48 PM

OMG...seriously, when I read that in reviews...CoD immediately came to mind.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:18:56 AM

yup, those review are whacked.

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 5:54:05 AM

tbf man i didnt see much different between infamous 1 and 2.....and even uncharted yes the settings change but the core game ideas and gameplay remain isnt that what cod does......the sp changes everytime

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:37:56 AM

@godslim
How does the SP change everytime in CoD? It's exactly the same every time. The only change I noticed between BO and MW2 was that in BO when running and going prone, you'd do a little dive. That's the ONLY change.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:10:28 AM

...the SP in CoD doesn't change. There are different guns, I guess?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:02:03 AM

"the sp changes everytime"

No offense but that's utter nonsense and you know it.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:34:09 PM

The only thing that changes drastically in the CoD series is the story. CoD never mixes it up nor does it receive drastic changes. I'm a CoD fan and even so can say the series is the same every year. It the same experience as before with a sprinkle of freshness with a new number behind the title.

As far as inFMAMOUS goes it is a direct sequel to the first. The story carried right over, so there would be many similarities. But some of the core elements changed, we got new powers, new ways to travel and triverse, a new melee combat system, some better graphics, and the list goes on. It was a direct sequel we couldn't have possibly thought i2 would have been a different game completely could we have?

Don't get me started on Uncharted either. This thread would get pretty long...





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matt99
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 7:45:49 PM

I never understood that whole "it plays too much like the last one" complaint in reviews, especially when they freely admit (often in the same sentence) that the previous one was good. They're basically saying it plays too much like a good game...which is idiotic.

Besides the point of a sequel is not to completely re-invent a game but to add on and improve one.

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FM23
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:09:18 PM
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It easy to say CoD may loose steam, but most games like FF changed their formula due too CoD simple appeal. Not sure how CoD could mess things up for themselves because their more about slow evolution rather than an actiual revolution over nigh I think CoD will become boring after a while and thats how the franchise will become yesterdays new...but then again, who knows. CoD is beyond popular amongst the gaming community. It's bigger than GTA, thats pretty impressive.

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Mamills
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:09:19 PM
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eh, everything comes full circle.

i think CoD has already hit its peak.
arn't they charging $15 a month for stat tracking?
now i wonder if they'll ever remove that stupid auto aim. or any of the other retarded Sh*t.
lol i still remember when i did 68 n 8 with a knife.
god that game is broken

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BTNwarrior
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:12:19 PM
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people just love it because it has rpg elements in it

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Mamills
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:13:12 PM

lol, it does?

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Jawknee
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:24:20 PM

About as much RPG elements as inFamous.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:32:18 AM

online, you level up to get better stuff. And like any addicting rpg there is alot of stuff to unlock

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:28:17 AM

Pretty thin BTN

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:01:50 AM

More RPG elements than FFVII...at least you get to learn skills.

;P

(hides under a pile of shields)

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:09:50 AM

Yeah, but that's online. There's no such thing for offline players.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:40:07 AM

LOL! that's kinda funny. Nice joke!

You can "level up" and unlock everything in CoD online in a single evening.

I'm sorry, but there is nothing RPG'ish about CoD. Nice joke though.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:15:48 AM

who buys COD for the single player?

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:19:02 AM

BTN, I know what you're saying. Alot of online shooters have that. Its more of a MMORPG feature than a traditional RPG....they do that to create online gaming "addicts". Usually works, too.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:37:22 AM

I used to buy it for the SP. I play multiplayer for a while, then that's it. I mean, what's even the point of multiple "prestiges"? You don't really get anything really. I quickly got to level 50 after prestiging once, and stayed there. And if I play it again, i won't re-prestige. EXP means nothing to me. If I prestige, I lose everything I've earned and have to re-earn it. 6 custom classes is more than enough.

Anyways, I enjoyed the SP more than the MP by far.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:49:11 PM

Except for the stupid people who decides to throw away everything they've gotten for a small emblem and start over....

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Alienange
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:18:47 PM
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I suppose normally speaking you would be right. However this is Activision. They don't DO "evolves" and "reboots." They will pump out plastic guitars until the customer implodes. CoD will be no different. The formula will remain until the fans are sick of it. Seeing as how no other shooter can touch the quality of gamaplay in a CoD, I highly doubt that change will happen soon.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:36:03 PM

yes and when they are sick of it it will be rebooted

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:12:39 AM

HAHAHAHA! Did you just say that no other shooter can touch the quality of gameplay in CoD? Are you serious? I mean, that is a VERY subjective observation. Some of us don't like the absolutely mindless forward movement and constant trigger apllication that the game entails. I prefer KZ2 where you have to pick your shots and take your time. I prefer Bioshock where you have OPTIONS.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:42:06 AM

I, for one, hate how the difficulty settings work. They just throw more enemies with perfect aim, no matter how much the guns they shoot spray.

In terms of multiplayer, they are, on paper, very good, but most of it is broken.

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:54:46 AM

No, most of it is not broken at all. You've played other shooters with their poor controls, terrible hit detection, lousy balancing, weak weapons and grainy graphics? Most shooters have you fighting the game instead of your opponents. Not so with CoD.

And Lawless... Really? Pick your shots and take your time? That's what makes KZ2's campaign better? You can't do that in any other shooter? You make me laugh and you clearly don't know what makes a great fps great.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:11:06 PM

CoD's MP is broken and glitchy with no developer support. MW2 you can still hide in a rock, quick scope glitch, and more. In both Blops and MW2, partying is unreliable, advantage is given to the person with the worst internet, the hosting is poorly implemented... Like I said... on paper it's great. It has some nice features, good maps, good weapons, good modes... but I'm saying it's broken because they don't seem to know how to handle the technical side of a secure and consistent online experience.

That's what I have a beef with.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:56:02 PM

Alienange, you don't always have that option in CoD due to certain areas where there is an infinite respawn. It makes it utterly pointless to play tactically. As I recall, there isn't a single area in KZ2 where that is in place, but I'll gladly eat my words if I'm wrong. And I never said that that is what makes a great FPS... IMO, no FPS really can be 'great', though they certainly can be high quality.

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Dreno
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:19:15 PM
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When this day comes about, and it will, I hope square is there to see it, reflect upon it, and say " damn, why the hell did we try to appeal to the masses with 13? Let's get back to our roots and winning formula, and give our ff fans what they want in an ff ".

Then they will give us an ff worthy of the title.

Now, this comment was made by hearing what everyone ( or atleast a hefty chunk of everyone ) here at psxe has said about ff13. I've still yet to try it. So maybe I can't make this comment.

But I'm an rpg fan like most here, and my views of what an rpg should be are pretty much the same as the other rpg lovers. So I feel I can make this comment in all fairness.

Oh and don't get me wrong, I like cod. But codblops blew goat testies. Real bad.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:08:59 AM

FFXIII was fun, but like Ben stated many times, it wasn't a FF. Sure, it had the name and that pretty developer logo on it, but it was hardly the tried-and-true formula RPG fans came to love and expect from Square. I actually never finished the thing. Its story was interesting... But the gameplay killed the story and the tight squeeze of linearity made me go insane. I have to admit that the characters were definitely pretty great, but the dead world ruined it. IMO, FFVIII and FFX were the greatest.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:24:09 PM
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Yeah, it's bound to happen. CoD wont always be on top if history has it's way.
I'm good with that. I seem to like bits and pieces from all the many FPS offerings out there.
I like CoD for it's exhilarating scenes and arcade excitement. I like Half Life 2 for it's awesomeness in every form I can think of. I like Killzone for it's uncanny visual presentation and best feeling movement and weaponary physics, fav cover based FPS play too. I love Halo for it's vehicles and it's rich sci-fi orientation, love the core soundtrack themes too.

I sort of wish I could've included Crysis 2 on that list, but I feel like it's neither here nor there for me. Yeah, that don't make sense, but it's all I care to say.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:37:55 PM

I'm with you homeslice, I like bits of the FPS games. Cept Bioshock, I like ALL of that

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:32:54 PM
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Can anybody tell me why the Balamb Garden theme has been playing in my head for 3 days?

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Temjin001
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:44:46 PM

A premonition for FFVIII-2 ?

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Alienange
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:45:09 PM

Because it's from the best FF game in the series.

You know it's true.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:50:15 PM

My second favorite, but I haven't played it in a long time. It's just been pinging around in my head as I go about my business.

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Dreno
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 11:39:47 PM

Temjin : GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! A remake (hd) would be just as awesome, if not, more so.

Alienange : I agree with you 100%. Best ff ever, imo.

World: its boss that its your 2nd fav. Atleast its top 3. And thanks, it is now stuck in my noggin aswell.

Da da da. Da da da. Da da da duh nuh nuh nuh nuh.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 11:44:02 PM

I liked FFVIII a lot alright. In fact, come to think of it, I was compelled to play that one in more depth than any other FF.

It was great stuff.
Though, somebody needs to tell Squall how to behave when a girl is playing in his lap.
The dude just sat their stiff lost in his head.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:03:04 AM

@World

Easy: FFVIII was one of the best, if not, THE best FF. It was my first :)
Btw... Now it's stuck in my head. Thank you, World.

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Dreno
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:25:56 AM

Temjin : I lik your style. I love that game. I'm pretty sure maybe just a little too much. I went straight nerd-obsessive over ffVIII. Got the griever emblem tattoo'd on my left wrist, the griever emblem necklace and ring. A 1/6 scale replica of squalls gunblade and an action figure of squall ( the more expensive one F that's still in the box, the gunblade is too of course. And I wear the necklace damn near every day.

God I'm nerd....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:30:30 AM

Dreno the only place you may have went too far was the tattoo.

Everybody else, sorry bout sticking that in your brain. But now us fans, separated by thousands of miles, are all thinking the same thing.

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Dreno
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:53:06 AM

I hear ya about the tattoo world.

I love it, just wish I would've gotten it somewhere else. I especially like what it represents.

Like the lion part, represents strength, pride and dignity among other things. And the cross part represents acceptance of ones life and death.

But yes, we are all thinking the same thing sir. Thank you for bringing back memories of ffVIII.

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Mog
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:11:03 AM

Yeah, final fantasy 8 is my favourite game too. I was watching my cousin play it last week and he finished the game and I watched the ending with him........... I think I finally understand it............... Maybe.......

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Underdog15
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:53:10 PM

It's pretty cryptic. Lots of different opinions. One thing I can guarantee it doesn't mean, is the belief that Rinoa is Altimecia. That's definitely false.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:01:35 AM
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Call of Duty. Ah, this gen's gaming market whore. We need a modern Voltaire to speak out against this (in)famous franchise. "Crush the infamous thing."
All joking aside, I know that I'll be grabbing MW3. I know that I'll only be doing this because all of my online friends will be grabbing it. And I know that they'll be grabbing it because their friends are going to be getting it, and so on. I feel like that's why this franchise sells so many copies. "Because my friends are getting it."

I will admit that I'm a very avid CoD player. I've actually got a large and active clan that I'm the head of. But if it weren't for the social interaction and friends I have that go there daily... CoD would be virtually nothing to me. The storyline was quite decent. A good amount of gameplay time, decent story and plot, and enough to keep me entertained... But not enough for me to want to buy another CoD if it were the storylines only. I suppose that's where CoD gets its consumers from. The multiplayer hook. Without it, I feel as though CoD would be nothing.

Either way, the die-hard fanboys of this franchise will most likely keep the old thing afloat for quite a while. Unless MW3 screws up...? Nah. The fanboys will make their excuses and buy, buy, buy. And Infinity Ward will find more ways to fill their already full pockets.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:33:09 AM

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."

Translation: people should feel bad for supporting CoD over other games.

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:28:42 AM

I think this is forgotten amongst the hating that goes on here. The Cod community. Now I admit it was bad in the beginning. But now, using locale's there is a LOT less baiting, racism, sexism and general bullying online in the latest incarnation, blops.

I think it's main down to the fact that I can filter out the US kids, when I got online in the UK at night. Then you dont have 10 yr olds playing at 10-11 at night.

Much better.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:46:29 AM

So because you can filter out the kids and the stupidity, it's better?

...pretty sure that's ostrich syndrome.

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:04:58 AM

Jes Ben, what's up with you today?

I like Cod. Simple as.

Without starting a whole new issue, but the sheers amount of numbers it has sold, must show some indication that people like the game.

My comment was in specific reference to the community.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:01:54 PM

Yes because a 10 year old UK kid is SO much better than US 10 year old >_> I think we can agree they're all annoying.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 8:58:52 AM

You miss my point - if you set your region to local and play 10/11/12 at night, you dont get any whining kids. Because at this time in the UK you get the US tea-time rush.

capiche?

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Palpatations911
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:21:32 AM
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Sounds like someone doesn't like CoD and wants it to go away.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:33:51 AM

Way to talk like you know me. I've played every CoD there is.

...and who are you again?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:35:23 AM

You miss the point of the article friend. CoD is the example because it is currently very very popular, but all the franchises that were once popular have been corroded with updates,reboots, and tweaks all meant to make it "better" and one day the CoD formula will wear thin on what the next popular thing is and it too will fall victim to devastating change.

The idea is much larger than a single game.

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Qubex
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:20:28 AM

Lol Ben!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:14:23 AM

This is why we can't have anything nice Ben! We get new friends and you scare them away! HAHA

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:46:36 AM

Yeah, Ben. Stop winning. /sarc/

lol

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godsdream
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:52:33 AM
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I just don't see how gaming industry's "best selling franchise" more recent is CoD. If this don't stop, gaming will be dead in future.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:41:24 AM

Tsk. You see the same in music, movies, it's always some trash on the top seller lists. Why should gaming be any different, that's entertainment too.
So just like with music and movies, you gotta look elsewhere than the sales charts for the good stuff. ;)
Well, almost. Game sales charts still has *some* relevance.


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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:24:02 AM
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Oh god, I can but hope. I lent Uncharted 2 to my CoD-ite three weeks ago. He hasn't even opened the case... I damn near cried. He said that he'll keep playing Black Ops until the release of MW3, then hold a funeral for it, the wake of which would consist of playing the new game on a five hour spree. Swear to god it almost broke me.

If the game really gels with your style, it's incredibly difficult to be torn away from it. I mean, were you to try to separate me from inFamous, I'd try to kill you. The difference is though, that CoDfans seem to have a closed mind. They don't like to try anything other than what they're accustomed to, and that frustrates the ever-loving hell out of me. One of his key praises for the game was that the graphics from the trailer are 'awesome'. I told him to watch some of BF3, Crysis 2, KZ3, etc.

Anyway, I can't wait for the day that such people wake up and realise that such mindlessness is not a good thing. I just... it saddens me. But, the future is actually looking really bright. The slow migration of every game to becoming similar to CoD that I had feared seems not to be taking place. It's a wonder. Instead, we have a future with a great amount of diversity, and I can't wait to experience it.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:42:03 AM

You really hit on something there, my CoDBot can't acclimate to anything else. If a game has even the briefest moment where he is not being shot at or the controls on a game aren't the same as CoD he can't play it long. Uncharted 2 unappreciated is just unforgivable to a core gamer.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:56:31 AM

Curiously enough, just about the only other game that mine plays is Assassin's Creed. He said that he's going to pre-order Revelations and MW3 at his earliest convenience. I just shook my head, tried to point out UC3, Skyrim and NFS: The Run, then went back to work.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:39:22 AM
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Call of Duty: Forever

heh heh, I just beat Duke, after all is said and done, a good, fun game. It stays in the collection. I'm already sending audio quotes that I unlocked over my cell phone "My Balls, Your Face" Take that people.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:58:39 AM

Standing firmly beside your 6.5?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:02:19 PM

yes, that's all it deserves objectively but that doesn't mean my personal score wouldn't be a tad higher :)

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 4:03:25 AM
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nothing lasts forever. that much is true. i really don't see ff fans getting the last laugh becuase another fps will just rise up in its place. cod might fade away, but the fps genre won't get killed off in the same way we have seen jrpgs die off. turn based is almost dead on the consoles, and jrpg releases are few and far between. it is a sad time for jrpg fans for sure. i don't think we will ever be in the position to luagh since jrpg's are essentially on life support.

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___________
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 4:24:58 AM
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yeah, right!
and GOW4 will be on the 360, and the next mario kart will be a launch title for the ps4!

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:15:45 AM

George I am willing to bet GOW4 (Gears Of War 4) will be on the 360.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:28:38 AM

....And you will start making coherent sentences; stop making ridiculous comments; or just entirely be quiet. But we both know that's not happening :)

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:43:48 AM

Hey George I heard IGN is hiring biased, unhappy, and sexually frustrated writers. At least the readers there will take you seriously. They don't know any better.

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Teddie9
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 7:14:36 PM

"George" :p ..heheh I love it

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Teddie9
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 7:14:38 PM

"George" :p ..heheh I love it

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AnonWTF
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:15:02 AM
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Lol, this is just wishful thinking!

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 6:37:41 AM
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I don't understand how people can keep wasting their money on COD. There is little to no advancements in succeeding installments. How can people would spend money on practically the same thing every year? It is very sad because, from what I have noticed, most of these people only play COD while there are a plethora of quality games out there.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:51:29 AM

ofcourse this site favors rpg's. i remember reading a post from ben saying cod isn't so popular in this neck of the woods. that is exactly right. it's reflected in the comments section in particular.
i'm not saying this site is biased but i think it would be fair to say ben prefers rpgs over shooters.
he's professionel enough to not let that reflect in the review scores.

i still don't think shooters will suffer the same fate as rpg's.

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:21:31 AM
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I think the only real reason for this article is to incite.

An RPG biased site moaning about the success of a FPS.

I know we're in a lull re games, but this is scrapping the bottom of barrel.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:48:04 AM

I don't think you get the point of the article. *whiff* right over your head.

;)

But seriously, a couple comments up in response to Palpitations, read what World wrote. I don't feel like re-writing that.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:45:10 AM

Yeah, that's exactly what it is.

Such an "RPG-biased site" it is, too. We give SUCH abnormally high scores to those games. And we give SUCH abnormally low scores to shooters. And...

...oh, wait. Our average score for the shooter genre is way higher than the average score for the RPG genre. Modern Warfare a 9.4...Hyperdimension Neptunia a 6.8...and that's only one example....hmmm.....

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:06:21 AM

Ben - even tho the games get high scores...

...there's still a lot of hate for them.

Just look at the comments for this peice as a classic example. 'ostrich mentality'? :0)

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:08:57 AM

I also don't think you know what Ostrich Syndrome is. lol

At any rate, I don't think there's any hate for the shooter genre at all, really. People are always praising Killzone, Battlefield 3, Fallout, Halo, Gears of War, etc. etc. The only 'hate' out there are the more hardcore gamers bemoaning the fact that Call of Duty, specifically, doesn't try to progress the series.

The only real hate you find here is at CoD. The common criticism being, why is the most paid for video game the least likely to put money into it's production values? Bear in mind, most of these "CoD haters" have played numerous CoD titles and are beginning to grow tired of them.



Basically, you (and a few others) have misread this article as some sort of CoD-attack and are blindly defending it as if someone is attacking it. Ben is obviously frustrated at people's inability to garner any sort of reading comprehension.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:15:47 AM

You're talking about the comments. In that, i agree with you. But the implication was that PSXE is biased towards RPGs and against shooters.

Obviously, that isn't the case.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:16:10 AM

Well it's completely obvious you favor the rpg genre. But just because a shitty rpg comes out doesn't mean you have to like it. i could also prove that you are biased toward rpg's just as easily by pulling a crap score for a shooter and a good score for a rpg (Duke Nukem and Final Fantasy XIII)

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:17:07 AM

@underdog, u definitely dont get it judging by your last post.

still, no harm done.

And seeing as you edited your's - I'll edit mine.

I made an error in encompassing all fps, let's target cod.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:24:17 AM

@Kevinator
Except that Ben still has the average scores of all genres on his side. :p

@Digital Storm
I didn't alter anything in my post. I added more. The way you say I edited it makes it sound like I changed my messaging.

"U definitely dont get it judging by your last post"

I misread what you said. I thought you were saying the comments for this piece were classic examples of "ostrich mentality". I saw the two thoughts merged together and thought they were apart of the same thought. If that were the case, than clearly my point makes perfect sense. lol. I now see you meant to ask what ostrich mentality (syndrome) is or are asking for clarification on why he said that. (Still isn't clear. lol)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:33:56 AM

Seeing as how I've played all of three RPGs this generation (two of which I haven't even completed), and I've basically played every last shooter in existence, and the review scores greatly favor shooters here at PSXE, I'd love to see you back that up.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:35:06 AM

@Kevinator
I bet for every bad shooter score vs. excellent rpg score on this site you find, I can easily double it the other way around. :p

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:38:43 AM

did you click the edit link?

I understand it perfectly and just for you...

t'internet explanation, 'Denying or refusing to acknowledge something that is blatantly obvious as if your head were in the sand like an ostrich.'

My comment was in relation to the hating in the comments section of the site, which has a heavy rpg presence, to cod.

You probably only need to read the comments section of any article on this site about cod to get a gist/understanding/clarity.

One last point for the grammar police...

My question, ''Ostrich mentality?' :0)' could be read in a few different ways.

You take it as 'What is ostrich mentality?', it could also be read as 'Is this a case of ostrich mentality?' By using the three characters at the very end of my comment, I would hope that you may take the second explanation as my actual meaning.

I hope we don't have to explain in such graphic detail all posts for you.

lol

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:09:47 AM

You could just write in a legible way. That would be preferred, thank you. You yourself admitted your post could be read a variety of ways. I'm appalled that doesn't raise any red flags.

Why are you writing out your definition of the ostrich mentality? I clearly stated that I misread what you wrote the first time. I fully understand why you wrote, "Ostrich Mentality". I misread it because it was mashed together with the first sentence, and I didn't see the punctuation between the two sentences because of that typo. Hense why I thought you were saying Ben's comments were a form of Ostrich mentality. This assumption led me to assume you don't understand what it is. I've already cleared this up. Why do you ignore this?

I am glad, however, you took the time to give your own definition of it. It made clear to me you get the idea, but don't quite fully grasp the meaning. Yes, you could say it is as if their heads are under the sand, but you missed a very important aspect. And that aspect is denying an obvious truth by justifying a separate unrelated fact. (By putting its head in a hole, an ostrich fools itself into thinking all is well by averting it's eyes from what it does not want to see) It isn't hiding, as you assume. It is the aversion of attention to an immediate truth that is often unrelated and separate from the truth that is meant to be addressed. You're close though.

I've already explained this. Your vivid description was all pointless typing for my sake. I was already fully aware what was going on. Perhaps it is you that needs the detailed descriptors.

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:16:35 AM

k, wall of text.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:23:22 AM

"I hope we don't have to explain in such graphic detail all posts for you. "

As Alienage would say, the following comment is "Self-Serving much?"

Do not test me in a battle of wit. I am a million times your better and will own you at the drop of a hat. You have one advantage over me, of course. And that advantage is your ability to completely side-step any legitimate point I make by pretending it has not been made at all. Often, I find that when a person is inable to comprehend a complete thought and only able to focus on a single detail at any point, they often feel like they have somehow won.

The problem with that way of thinking, of course, is that it perpetuates them into a downward spiral of misinformation and poorly developed debating skills. See, you are constantly patting yourself on the back because you feel you raise a point well. Now, if the points you addressed were, in fact, the entire point, it would certainly be an accomplishment! However, in the greater scheme of all that is to be addressed, your reading comprehension fails you in that you completely ignore many relevant facts. In your own mind, however, only the points you addressed are the points worth fighting. This results in a false sense of accomplishment. Sure it frustrates your opponent, but only because they have found themselves fighting with someone who will never understand how to rise to their level. Which means people like me will be inevitably trying to educated people like you -while- arguing. If the educator finds the educatee incapable of grasping the concepts laid before them, you, the educatee, will continue to feel a sense of accomplishment due to the fact that they have won all arguments to the extent of what is their cognitive capacity. In reality, among the educated, they will be seen as fools incapable of grasping a non-linear approach to a conversation. However, in their own minds and the minds of their equals, they will never lose.

This is the spiral I find myself in with people like you. You remain incapable of addressing any legitimate or long winded points I make due to the fact that you will continue only to address specific parts you feel capable of addressing. In the end, you will feel a level of success, and I will feel an immense amount of frustration that I wasted time with someone incapable of rising to my intellectual capacity. -Bear in mind, of course, that my intellectual capacity is not even that high in comparison to most other scholars and even to many other members of this site.

The fact that you posted a long winded post making statements that cause me to think to myself, "Yes I know... I know.... I KNOW.... GAWD why can't you understand me! You are telling me nothing!" tells me that you are missing everything I am trying to tell you.

It's not even that you disagree! You just haven't caught onto the fact I've made a point!

It's just one of many reasons why we need much, much more funding from the government for "social services".

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:24:18 AM

"k, wall of text."

And thus, my long winded point has been proven.

win = Underdog15

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:36:55 AM

...what did you win?

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:38:14 AM

McCains Deep and Delicious chocolate cake. (Although I suspect it was on sale)

(Best if kept frozen)

Want some? I can't eat the whole thing, and it's no good after a couple days.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:49:22 AM

Haha, sounds good.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:53:42 AM

lol truth be told, I rarely actually believe self-serving rants like that. I just have a ton of fun writing them. ;) Not very nice, I know, but hey, we all have a dark side.

And I literally actually have that cake here. Not a prize, obviously, but it was on sale. :p I'm going to eat some after I finish my PB&Jam sandwich my wife made me. Ah yeah... it's a good day.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 9:16:02 AM

Back on topic of original comment, Ben understood what I meant, unfortunately you didn't. I am unable to help you further.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:01:29 AM
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Unfortunately CoD isn't going to change unless they have to. Activision isn't one to innovate unless sales start to dip. And then they just put the series on a temporary or permanent hiatus (see: Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero). If a new game comes out and steals some of CoD's sales THEN maybe I'd expect them to change it up.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 10:04:03 AM
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well i'm pumped for the new r&c game, even though it's a lot different. Change isn't always a bad thing..

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dirdiggler
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:31:44 AM
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Cod reminds me of Counter-strike game just keeps going an going an going, an nothing changes but ppl continue to keep loggin in to play it. As someone said earlier its cause everybody's friends buy it they all follow suit.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:00:43 PM
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It's what I've been saying since CoD 2, welcome to the club everyone.

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BIGRED15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 12:20:29 PM
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@ underdog
... lol served!

@digitalstorm
I think its safe to say you kicked the hornets nest around here... Clearly there is proof that shooters, GOOD shooters are held in high regard. RPGS have stagnated but people around here definately long for the genre to be revived (im indifferent but you get the idea... i hope.) You really aren't helping yourself at challenging underdog... fool knows his games, better than a lot of people. There is no bias in ben's reviews in fact if you want to read the most accurate honest reviews, his is it... really. People in the PSX community prefer the RPG genre but they dont dismiss Shooters in fact the comment you made was a very blatant generalization
Let me try and assist underdog and the rest of the community in helping you understand why COD and only COD is dismissed. Okay it gets good reviews because technically its a sound game. The reason why people have grown to dislike COD is the complete disregard people have for any other better deserving game when they start drinink the COD coolaid. Do you really think Cod should have sold 20 million copies more than uncharted 2, killzone 2 Bad company 2? UH NO! those games are clearly superior but since they dont carry the COD name they cease to matter around the COD community. Thats what grinds our gears... well at least mine the most. As a true gamer... ONE WHO PLAYS EVERYTHING! Not just cod, I can tell you from experience that its highly disappointing when trying to explain to a Codite the joys of games like infamous or killzone and they completely ignore your sentiments and from experience, the cod junkies are just that... ignorant and a lot of them make it easy for us t generalize that all COD players are ignorant to the rest of the gaming world
Another point i'd like to make is when talking to people who are unfamiliar with the videogames, they love to generalize that gamers are mindless due to what they play. When asking about specific examples, on numerous occasions COD is the example. And thats unfortunate because a lot of games can tax the brain, but when gamers are generalized based off of COD... well nothing irritates me more. COD doesn't challenge people. It's claim to fame is its accessibility which is fine, but there's a huge difference between making a game for the sake of profiet or for creating new gamers. COD is what it is for profiet only. It has passed the point of being a fresh accesible game, and now it's stagnated and people are fed up with a game that refuses to evolve or continues to rake in millions while more well deserving devs clearly deserve the larger market share.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:20:49 PM

In regards to your CoD analysis, I completely agree. Especially the part where you mentioned CoD is a technically sound enough game, but it isn't "the best" game. I feel the same way.

I personally enjoy CoD, particularly the Single Player. I'm platinum'd both Black Ops and MW2. I get pretty frustrated with the MP booting me out of games or splitting up my party, but on the whole I don't mind. I'm like you... I get frustrated that people don't recognize other much more technically sound and high quality titles. More specifically, I'm bothered that they make more money than any other game, yet don't invest much of it at all into creating a tighter title.

It's good, but they could make it better. With relative ease, too.

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Darwin1967
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 1:25:26 PM
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Gotta say...I will be sad when it changes...I like my brain candy game, it's how I un-wind with friends in the evening. Not to say I don't love me some other games to play, because I do. As for inevitable changes, the same could be said about ALL games...they will change (some for better, some for worse). It's the nature of the industry...and just as I lay down one series, I am sure another will pop up that is just as fun.

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BIGRED15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:17:36 PM
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well you know what they say about candy and tooth decay...

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:31:23 PM
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How is CoD's success affecting FF fans?

Tip: next time your in a shop, you see CoD on the shelf, walk past it, pretend it is not there. There you go, life sorted.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 2:56:16 PM

Because developers like Square see its success and try to emulate it by making their games faster and dumber. Thus we got the abomination that is Final Fantasy XIII.

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BIGRED15
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:02:59 PM
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@ophidian

oh and change the channels or websites when advertisements pop up or ignore it when someone says cod is the best game ever uncharted sucked balls, and walk past cod posters in windows or turn off your ps3 when someone on your friends list puts in their comment box 8th prestige FTW!

... Yea because all that makes sense... We cant just ignore it because its everywhere, and why shouldn't it be they pay big money to market the damn thing.

Cod doesn't effect FF fans, I beleive ben was using FF as an example showing what happens to a game when it changes the formula, sacrificing long term fans in the process. Its going to happen to COD eventually just like FF. That was the main idea that it would appear you missed reading the article.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:25:07 PM
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No idea why anyone thinks this is about disliking CoD or Final Fantasy.

It's simply about how all - ALL - enduring, popular video game franchises have changed over the years, and CoD isn't immune to that.

And considering the scores we give CoD games (and other shooters), the only logical conclusion one could make based on those numbers is that we're almost biased TOWARDS shooters.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:37:43 PM
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Off topic for a second....

This is a "Warning" to all users of Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, Paypal, Facebook, World of Warcraft and Xbox Live.......

Xbox Live Information Included In LulzSec Account Info Dump June 17, 2011

Sometime yesterday, hacking group LulzSec dropped a tweet with a link to a text file full of email addresses and passwords related to accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, Paypal, Facebook, World of Warcraft and Xbox Live.

There's been no information as to how these accounts were compromised, either through phishing or an actual hack, but it is a problem for some whose accounts have already been plundered since the release. The text file contains only email addresses and passwords with no indication of which service they're linked to, but anyone with enough time on their hands could get a few hits. And if users have used the same passwords across multiple services, then hackers could have access to a range of services.

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/xbox-live-information-included-in-lulzsec-account-info-dump/

***** Related story *****

LulzSec Reportedly Targets Xbox Live Account Info Jun. 17th, 2011

Hacker group LulzSec has reportedly released a file containing Xbox Live user information in combination with logins for other services such as Facebook, Twitter and Paypal. The exact amount of information compromised is not known at this time but the hacking group isn’t picking targets – casual gamers, long time live players and even government official’s information may have been compromised.

The group uploaded a large file containing usernames and passwords for the various services including Xbox Live last night. The file has since been removed but not before LulzSec could claim that the file had been viewed thousands of times.

The leak was first exposed through LulSec’s twitter account. There they wrote about abusing the breached information and messing with compromised Facebook and Social Networking accounts.

"Envelope yourself in the sickening realization that you secretly love f--king someone's Facebook life beyond repair." - Quote from LulzSec Twitter Account

We’ve reached out to Xbox Live’s community team for comment regarding the possible breach of Xbox Live Accounts. Should any further information break regarding this possible security risk we will make sure to bring it to you. For now the best advice would be to check your Xbox Live account and make sure that your password still works and that no unauthorized purchases have been made on the Marketplace under your account.

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/24144/LulzSec-Reportedly-Targets-Xbox-Live-Account-Info/

*****On another related note*****

Suspected LulzSec Member Arrested In U.K.
Posted June 21, 2011

Develop reports that police in London have arrested a 19 year-old male in connection with several recent cyber attacks. The arrest was based in Essex, with the teenager being taken in on suspicion of violating both the Computer Misuse Act and the Fraud Act. It was carried out with help from the FBI, according to a police statement. Scotland Yard said the arrest has “led to the examination of a significant amount of material”.

There was no direct link between the suspect and LulzSec, but the police did mention the arrest “follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.” LulzSec recently took down a number of sites, including those related to Bethesda Softworks, The Escapist, Minecraft, EVE Online, and League of Legends. On its official Twitter site, the group denied anyone related to them had been arrested.

“Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?” it tweeted.

This is the second public arrest related to the recent hacks perpetrated against the gaming industry and various government agencies. Two weeks ago, three suspected Anonymous members were arrested in Spain.

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/suspected-lulzsec-member-arrested-in-essex/


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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:40:29 PM

Hey Bikersaint,

How about you go sure those monkey handlers!!!

Get enough money from them to get an original 60gb BRAND NEW off ebay!

Yes I know they run for $3000 each plus shipping they have never been opened before so still just like getting them new!!!

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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 3:57:53 PM

Sue I mean* Sue them!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 4:37:42 PM
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sha4dowknight05,
LOL

Well, the USPS claims department sent me a letter last week asking that I sent them a copy of my original 60 GB's receipt, which I had already done in my original paperwork to them.

So I went over to staples & not only photocopied that receipt, I also did another one blowing up the line where it said PS3 & price(I had multiple purchases on it) so that that single line itself was 8 1/2 X 11.

That way, there's no f*cking way they could miss it.

Now the ball's in their court so I just waiting their response back on whether I scored my 3-pointer, or if they want to spend just f*cking dribbling all over my court.

And if all they want want to do is just dribble, then I'll make sure that they use it to spit-shine my lawyer's boots.

BTW, I wouldn't mind one of those new 60's but even if I hadn't gotten laid off last month, I still couldn't justify making those f*cking scumbag leech shysters $2400 richer, off a original $600 machine.

I'll just wind up buying another 60GB either used or re-furbed.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 7:55:20 PM

I laughed, but I doubt the enlargement will be productive in your negotiations with the Planet of the Apes.

If you make the gorillas angry, they'll just spend the next few days tossing Sampsonite luggage around their cages.

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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:09:20 PM

Still I'de do everything in my power to get them to pay for a NEW one fresh off ebay!!!!

USPS you BIT***!!!!
Pay bikersaint UP!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:08:10 AM

Fane,

Those USPS Magilla Gorilla's had better watch out or they'll wind up with nothing more than a hernia trying to damage a Samsonite.

Damn, now I wish my Phat Princess had been made of that same USPS ape-resistant material too.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 7:39:27 PM
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@bikersaint

i hope eveything works out, and you can get your 60bg ps3 replaced. it's a really awesome machine becuase of backwards compatabilty, extra usb ports, and card readers. it's like 3 consoles in one. i even like the looks oh them better. i've never liked the looks of ps3 slim becuase it looks a little cheap and plain compared to awesome looking shiny fat ps3. i love that original design. the chrome makes it look great.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:15:47 AM

Excelsior, Thanks,

Yeah, if I get my full $500 claim, I'll use it to buy another used or re-furbed 60 gigger, asap.
Plus, I'll also put another 640(or even 750) HD in her. And I should have a few bucks left over to spare for a few new games too.

Then I'll pack up my new 320 GB slim to only be used in case of another 60gb blinking light emergency(knock on wood).

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JackDillinger89
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 8:59:13 PM
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Funny come mw3 release day it will be top selling ps3 game of all time. Lol which means out of all of the people that posted comments VERY FEW may actually sit this one out. Its like a gaming epidemic. I cant understand i have a few friends currently on my friends list that are die hard sony loyalist they have on there psn comment "f*ck blk ops" or " blk ops multi suks" Or my personal fave one friend had "COD BLK C*CKS SUK" yet they still play it wtf? I bought black ops and it was traded in gamestop 2 weeks later. Simple dont like it? sick of it? SELL IT and stop bitching! And about jrpg im bout that dark souls, i may get thumbs down for this but i personally believe demons souls is one of the most epic and greatest ps3 exclusive to date. More epic than uncharted 2.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 12:28:55 AM

Whew...that took some time to clean up. Please don't do that again. ;)

But no name-calling. Obviously a mistake.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:14:15 AM

BTW there was no explanation when I posted that, I had to sift through 138 comments 38 of them were a repeat comment... ON AN i-POD!!! I was a little annoyed to say the least. So I apologize for the harsh reaction, but what could have possessed your PS3's browser to do that?

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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:07:05 PM

Haha you web browser screwed up?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:19:13 PM

WTF?!?!?! What a noob. Hell and I thought my occasional double posts were bad.... damn. Oh BTW Ben, delete this bitch, he's already really annoying.

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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:31:01 PM

Hey JMO,

Calm down will ya, obvisouly theres no reason to take up arms instantly.

Just an occasionaly broswer screw up.

not to mention he at least explained his reason.

No need to call anyone a bitch?

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JackDillinger89
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:19:20 PM
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omg haha im sorry ya psn browser is unpredictable plz dont think im crazy. Administrator may you help erase all but one post thanks.

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JackDillinger89
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:30:17 PM
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Sorry im using psn browser and didnt mean to multi post the same comment like a raging lunatic. It was a accident. Calling someone a b*tch you dont know behind the comfort of your computer/ps3 seems noobish to me. COD much eh? And again im sorry for the trouble ben i just wanted 1 of those comment posted.

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thj_1980
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 9:46:47 PM

Yeah I agree what is a bit noobish, but he can't help it.

Doesn't know any better but to start name calling.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 1:06:43 AM

A noob? I've been here longer than both of you. Sorry I called you a bitch, I just didn't enjoy scrolling through 38 repeat comments on an i-Pod. COD sucks BTW.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 2:33:59 PM

Calling someone a b*tch is the biggest N00b move I know

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startazz
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 1:31:06 PM
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I get your a Final Fantasy fanboy/man but why do you compare a lot of games to FF Ben? don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that in my eyes but just give FF a rest please ;-)
By the way i'm far from a COD fanboy/man and couldn't care less if they bring out another COD game but i do want to see what MW3 has to offer,to be honest i'm just about sick of seeing a COD game every year now ;-(
Sorry but i've never seen what all the fuss is about when it comes to FF ;-(

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MysticJon
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 1:45:28 PM
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To be honest, I'm looking forward to whatever CoD change is bound to come. I'm already more or less bored with the series. I play the campaign for trophies, play online until the flaws get to me, then play something else. I'm waiting for something to come in a CoD game that can keep me playing.

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sdragon001
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 7:28:47 PM
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why does every one think JRPG's are dead or dieing?
just becasue we dont see them in north America release does not ean there dieing or dead...
there is alot of jrpg's in japan and all over the east there are not bringing them oversees thats all the hard core jrpg players know this well enough to hope for a tales of.. release over here, theres is new Ys in dev but no plans for it to come over seas...

i guess im trying to say is there not dead there just not in english.... so well lets learn a new languge... here i come roseta stone.....

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sdragon001
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 7:36:12 PM
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to add to my previous comment look what devs were doing on ps2 when jrpgs they wanted to release here or uk didnt come for example final fantasy 12 there was a second release of the game called ff12:international zodiac job system, devs came all over and patched it to english bc there wont and will not be a english offical release of the game, this just proves the innovation of ppl that are determined to get what they want.

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