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Op Ed

SlashGear - Sales Mean Nothing: Call of Duty Has Gone Stale. Thanks HARDOCP.
But Iíve had enough. The Call of Duty franchise has become one big, repurposed offering that gets customers to pay too much for what is essentially a bunch of new maps launched annually in November. Sure, thereís a bit of a storyline and the updates to online gaming are nice enough, but are they enough to justify calling the game an entirely new entry into the franchise? As far as Iím concerned, itís just more of the same.

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12. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2012, 15:36 Verno
Quboid wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 15:24:
I've really grown to hate the snobbery on here. People like CoD and they aren't (necessarily) idiots for doing so. It seems ironic that people on here lambast people for being pressured into thinking they like CoD. No, they actually like CoD and if they stopped playing because of your wonderful opinion, then they'd be guilty of what you think they are doing now.

People aren't necessarily idiots for listening to Justin Bieber either but I can think it says something about the state of music. I bet if I went through your posts I'd find a similar "snobby" attitude about a popular concept that you don't particularly care for, it's something we all do.

I don't see why its "snobbery" to point out that they aren't trying to do much with the game anymore and that the forced yearly schedule might have a negative impact on the quality even if people keep buying it. If CoD is someone elses comfort food then whatever floats their boat but people don't have to respect their opinion as some sacrosanct thing that one can't ever criticize.

I don't think anyone is pressured into buying CoD either but I do think CoD is the most prevalent franchise in the media today and that has a huge value that can't be understated. The inertia alone with the brand would keep it going for years and the yearly installments are for mindshare as much as anything else. An entire generation is basically growing up with that game as their game. It's a big deal and has a lot of influence on the market so some people get frustrated which IMHO is pretty understandable.

I don't think its fair to constantly lump the community in with the obvious troll posts either.

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 2012, 15:44.
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