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Destiny And CoD Will Overshadow Too Many Games This Fall

Anyone get the sneaking suspicion that the entire gaming world will only be talking about two games this holiday season?

It'll reflect the current obsession with shooters and it might be inevitable. There's a darn good chance that despite some hefty launches over the next few months, Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will keep stealing the majority of the headlines.

Don't forget that the new CoD doesn't release until November 4, so it's ideally positioned - between the inevitable hype-laden lead-up and the post-release craziness - to keep the FPS fascination going after the Destiny talk trails off. Perhaps the heaviest hitters, like Assassin's Creed Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 will be able to snag some of the spotlight, but even then it'll be a struggle.

On top of which, it appears many of the mid-range games might get completely lost in the shuffle. This month's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a prime example, as might be titles like Alien: Isolation, Driveclub, and LittleBigPlanet 3. It doesn't help that games that would've been immensely popular have been delayed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield: Hardline, etc. So now, it looks like the fall will be dominated by two titles, unfortunately.

Tags: destiny, call of duty advanced warfare, cod advanced warfare, 2014 holiday games

9/16/2014 9:59:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:25:12 PM
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The Crew: Starring Half-Life's Gordon Freeman is sure to bring in some headlines =p

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:32:01 PM
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Right now at Gamespot Destiny is headlining 8 of the 16 articles under what's "Popular at Gamespot"
Even from one of the lowest scoring sites it still draws in the crowds =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:45:27 PM

No question it's a hit grabber and the summer lull has HURT gaming sites.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:36:28 PM
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Honestly I think Driveclub shot itself in the foot, no matter how good it is I'm thinkin a flop situation. Nobody's talkin, nobody cares.

I know the 3 games I want and I hope Witcher brings in enough headlines to talk about. Unless Destiny gives me more than an expansion I have to pay for then I'll probably be done with it by the time Fall ends.

I'm actually curious to see if Destiny deals a savage blow to CoD.

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SaiyanSenpai
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:51:59 PM

You're half right with Driveclub - *I* care, even if nobody's talking. The videos showing off the weather system they have were absolutely stunning and looked far more impressive than what I've seen on Project Cars. Completely sold me. And I got to play it at Gamescom (hell yeah I was there, woohoo!) and those 2 laps on that one track I played were legit.

I hope the rest of it's good.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 12:15:12 AM

Ah, see you actually got to play it so Bob's your uncle, it may take some doing to get people interested again who had a hissy fit about the "free" plus version. Maybe they will like that taste enough to start talking?

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SaiyanSenpai
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 1:12:12 AM

Yeah, I think you're right about that.

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Gamer46
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:51:16 PM
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This happens every year, there's always one game that gets maybe more attention than it deserves and others have to unfortunately take a back seat. AC: Unity and Far Cry 4, and Smash Bros as well, should all be great games though and should all garner some headlines. In addition to those I'll also be enjoying Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive and LittleBigPlanet 3. Hopefully they can all manage to get some media attention. I think FH 2 and LBP 3 will for sure get some very good-great reviews. Sunset Overdrive will be interesting, it seems like it could be Insomniac's best game since R&C A Crack in Time but we'll just have to see. Insomniac hasn't delivered a good since Resistance 3, which I believe is three years ago now. That's an abnormally long time for that studio to suck, hopefully SO gets it back on track.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 1:03:32 AM
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What about GTA?

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JackieBoy
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 3:50:00 AM
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My recon is that this "overshadowing" is visible only on game sites, because that's how hype works for big blockbusters like CoD. It's "big" and "fresh" and needs to be talk about constantly.
From gamers point of view it's just a matter of gaming preferences and neither CoD nor Destiny interest me - my preference stands with GTA5 this holiday season and maybe Unity if I find more time to play.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 5:48:41 AM
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theres probably stil too much for me to get untill into next year and even then i'll be playing catch for awhile. and that on top of hard ware and other things on the purchase pipe line to deal with.

so i won't even blink when COD comes out cos i'll have to much to deal with as it is

happy gaming

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Broady
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 6:05:52 AM
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Really looking forward to shadow of mordor. Won't be buying cod, unless they bring out a story only one for about a tenner!

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 9:02:57 AM
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It will definitely overshadow a lot of great games, but you know what's worse?

The fact that the games it'll overshadow are probably better!

I think some gamers crave the competition and the social aspects of playing with others, but I don't know I like playing alone. Swimming, running, driving, flying around the immense world of Far Cry 4 all by yourself is a totally different experience than anything that will be released this Fall.

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TomBradySucks
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 9:55:06 AM
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Halo and GTA (even tho both are essentially remakes) always garner a lot of headlines.

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daus26
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:07:49 AM
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I hve no problem whatever game dominates the headlines or whatever. I still can play the games I want released in the fall n that's Druveclub, the crew, n GTAV.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 12:17:01 PM
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I'm now seeing more ads for Planetside 2 to steal some people from Destiny.
I'm guessing they're wanting to cash in on Destiny's lower reviews.
ANd hey, F2P Planeside 2's (updated review) got a 9 from Gamespot this year.
One of the few games this year to get such a high rating from them. Well, next to Divinity Original Sin and Diablo III Ultimate.
.....strangely enough those are all intrinsically PC culture games.... and many of Gamespot's crew are avid PC gamers...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 1:59:14 PM

Is PS2 FPS or TPS?

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 2:24:56 PM

FPS

It's also a ip owned and developed by Sony.
and it's coming to PS4... soon I guess.



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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 3:18:43 PM
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And it's official, Destiny is the biggest selling new ip of all time. In it's first 5 days it drew 350, or so, million.

And it's official that I completed the game's story. I also realized Mars has one additional strike mission. I'll tackle that one tonight. Woot!

That 'rare' gun you get is quite awesome too. I guess it's Bungie's way of saying how dynamic your equipment can become moving forward.

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born_naughty
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:04:24 AM
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I for one don't care about either of these two titles. So the other titles will get SOME attention ;-) even if it is just me

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born_naughty
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:04:25 AM
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I for one don't care about either of these two titles. So the other titles will get SOME attention ;-) even if it is just me

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born_naughty
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:04:25 AM
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I for one don't care about either of these two titles. So the other titles will get SOME attention ;-) even if it is just me

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born_naughty
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:04:25 AM
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Damn it, this website doesn't work properly (at least with Chrome). Now my comment has been posted 5 times and I can't delete them. I've deleted 1 somehow.

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