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PSA: Call of Duty has not ruined gaming.
You might also argue that people have ruined movies, literature and television as well for similar reasons. All forms of media are going to pander to the lowest common denominator to garner the most sales.
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NobyNobyMan posted...Actually, I ruined gaming, and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids.
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cody4783 posted...NobyNobyMan posted...Actually, I ruined gaming, and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids.
I don't remember them walking around with a fish in that show...
This is very true. COD is the popular thing to hate. From the early years of gaming, it's always been people cashing in on a trend, look at how many Pong consoles got made. There are countless Mario knock offs. Lots of beat 'em up games, then 1 on 1 fighting games became the next big trend until the FPS genre took off when more noteworthy games like DOOM came along. There are always trends and businesses looking to try and dethrone the big game on top. Look at how many games were called the "Halo killer" until the COD series became the staple of the genre.
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PSA: Yes it did
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Dumb consumers and Activation ruined it.
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Actually, I ruined gaming, and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids.
How could you, you monster
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TC gives us another douse of stupid here on Gamefaqs. Why don't you stand on the street corners of downtown and hand out pamphlets outlining the casual dangers of COD and the games you can buy to fight the power?
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Pyro_Yuy posted...No, twilight did.
Twilight is a book series.
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I see this a lot, and it really isn't true in the slightest. It basically boils down to hating what's popular, but that's not what I want to focus on. The thing is, Call of Duty has NOT ruined the gaming industry. Not anywhere close. You know what is ruining the industry? Idiot consumers.
Stopped reading right there. Well made? polished? Smooth? Yeah ****Ing right. I've played plenty of COD games but it's easy to see how much the quality of the games have gone down in recent years. MW3 for instance, an exact recycled garbage of MW2, had countless bugs in the campaign that the devs never bothered to fix. Enemies walking into walls, sequences not starting, it's ridiculous.