Aim Down Sights - E3 Advanced Warfare Reveals Breakdown!

(Produced In Partnership With Activision) Dan and Bricey break down the Advanced Warfare reveals from E3, and discuss your feedback and all the latest Call of Duty news.

Discussion

228 comments
trackles
trackles

really a show just for Call of Duty? O_o.

adub424
adub424

This game looks like COD with mechs.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Wow I could not stand this guy at even back when he was on that stupid ask@xbox show with that other tool. This guy is just horrible.

hitomo
hitomo

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

That Dan guy used to be on SentYouAMessage with Jane Douglas and Andy, who are now on Outside Xbox.

charlievo
charlievo

damn i've just realize they copy the gun and the shield from Halo.  Jesus is there anything they don't copy ?

charlievo
charlievo

How was the pay check Gamespot ?

jblp
jblp

No to any of this.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

A perfect 10 review paid by Activision promoted by Activision.

The_Last_Ride
The_Last_Ride

Isn't that the guy from the show that used to be on Xbox Live? Inside Xbox or something like that?

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Aim Down Sights... ADS... OMG, I just got it!

vadagar1
vadagar1

If more developers hire insanely hot guys like Dan to promote games I would buy them, hell he can sell me ANYTHING ... ehmmmmm.... yep ...

rohitv2312
rohitv2312

Back in Call of Duty, or United offensive, or modern warfare the game way much less in cinematic and more about game-play. Current BF and CoD feel more like I am watching a movie than playing a game. Its not like I hate it or something...but i dunno...doesn't feel much like a video game anymore. 


I like video games because they put me in the centre, let me do stuff and interact with the world and I know many others do so too. Yes targeting a broader audience is good but forgetting about your loyal ones isn't a good idea IMO. I do hope that Sledgehammer/Activision realise this and start working towards it


I actually wouldn't mind it if the game was a bit longer, but paying $60 for 10-15 hours of campaign(Which mostly has a good storyline) and then another 20 hours for multiplayer feels a bit too much. Especially because if you do pay the next $60 for the map packs you can get way lot more hours of fun.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I think this new CoD is going to be good. It has lasers and walking tanks though, so... The Neon Seal is appeased!

Daian
Daian

whoever* decided (damn my tired brain)

Daian
Daian

U're being paid to promote the crap out of CoD? An entire freakin show? I hope however decided this was ok gets fired.


Last thing I want to happen to this site is for it to sellout in such a disgusting way.

vadagar1
vadagar1

omg Dan is so f**king HOT

maimran91
maimran91

Activision needs to stop making CoD games. It freaks me out everytime I found out there's a new CoD title coming out every year.

slayerwulfe
slayerwulfe

may be offensive to some but my interest is the benefits of competition, a psychological study but games are interesting. my first information here is what i anticipated females are very competitive (because females are cruel) and they don't whine. @ Gelugon_batt @liquidbutter 

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

That Dan guy used to be on those awesome XBL shows that were both funny and awesome which were than canceled in favour of advertising space!*




*Which is when my support for XBox began to die.

uncompetative
uncompetative

@charlievo Not quite. The Deployable Cover in Halo 3 can't be fired through by its user. It is fair to compare it to the Nano Shield in Killzone: Shadow Fall. Sledgehammer seem to have copied the Grunt's drop pods from Titanfall not the single-person version seen in Halo: ODST. However, having the Assault Rifle have 36 appear on the back of it is a lot like Halo, but then that got most of its ideas from Aliens and Predator, so it isn't as if anyone has truly originated anything. Personally, I'm pleased that Advanced Warfare is a bit more like Halo as lately Halo has become a lot more like Call of Duty, with Halo 4's use of loadouts and ordinance drops breaking with the establish tradition of finding your alternative choice of weapon on the map which helps discourage camping.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@rohitv2312 TBH, I wish games had the play length and replay value of Bethesda RPGs, but the big corporations won't let that happen. At least the games they make have good points as well as bad points. 

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@Daian  Do you honestly think they weren't getting paid before this.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Daian 

Really, this site is turning more and more into something which you despise. Why do you still even stay, Daian?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@The-Neon-Seal 

I would Dan's case to be a harsh reminder that if someone wants to make a living off video-games without actually developing games, he/she is going to have to make hard decisions - like selling out.

rohitv2312
rohitv2312

@The-Neon-Seal Well I don't want RPG or to be specific Skyrim style length :P, but another 5 odd hours of campaigns might help. The expansion in the CoD series i truly loved was the United Offensive one where you had a single player as well as multi player expansion. Nowadays its just multiplayer map packs, which TBH is not all that great...why? Becuase AFAIK Call Of Duty franchise specializes in storyline and character development more than the multiplayer which sometimes feels like a rehash of CoD 4 MP with a few minor twists.

Daian
Daian

@Gelugon_baat not sure where u got that idea, I love many of the people here, even follow them on Twitter. But those people aren't responsible for this garbage.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Gelugon_baat @The-Neon-Seal Last I heard, the guys involved didn't chose to quite, Microsoft dropped them. One of them may now be promoting CoD -the first brilliant looking edition in ages, I might add- but at least it's a job lol. Half the people here in the UK are unemployed!

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@rohitv2312 @The-Neon-Seal They should just remake COD, COD United Offensive, COD2, and COD 3 using the CODW@W engine(for extra gore). I would buy them all right away. 

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@rohitv2312 @The-Neon-Seal I like it in story driven games where it appears as if you're coming to the end of the game, but then there is a huge twist and you discover you're only about halfway through. They used to do that a lot in games, but I think the last one to do it was Borderlands 2.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Daian 

Then follow them on Twitter only. By coming here, you feed the "corporate machine" which owns GameSpot with your Internet traffic.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jonny_dutch 

Now, I would tell you here that I reckon that Dan here has a portfolio which is significant enough to catch the attention of Activision - that much I know.

What I don't know are the exact details of his portfolio, and what I do know is that there are a lot of persons with the name Dan Maher around.

So please, do provide a link which lists down his portfolio. Otherwise, how would I know that you are just making things up or mistaking this Dan Maher with another Dan Maher?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@The-Neon-Seal

Tell that to people who would prefer that these guys don't work to promote a product like Call of Duty.
 

Daian
Daian

@Gelugon_baat I still like the website and the bulk of the shows that they make so that's not gonna happen. This however is selling out at its "finest".

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

@Gelugon_baat @jonny_dutch I've not seen a portfolio, but he's been making videos for like 10 years or something, and written/made/worked on/PR'ed a decent number of games, just speak to any of the London based VG journalists, they'll all know him.

He also has a podcast called Explosive Alan, and occasionally makes feature games documentaries where he occasionally talks about his experience in the industry.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Daian 

Get used to seeing more then. Besides, this isn't the first time that this has happened. Activision has been buying promotion space on GameSpot since Black Ops 2, if not even earlier.

We'll see how much disgust that you can take before you say enough is enough and leave.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jonny_dutch 

Could you mention some examples of games which he worked on please? So that I can check their credits?

Daian
Daian

@Gelugon_baat not gonna happen. And this isn't about promotion space, I know they need to make money through advertising, but this is an entire freakin show dedicated to the cancer of this industry.

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

@Gelugon_baat @jonny_dutch I know he was in charge of the International release of Lair (Liar?), that dragon riding game that was a PS3 release title. He was part of the SCE team that released God of War 2. He wrote some Pirate ship IOS game in 2014. There are a lot of others too.
I dunno dude, just ask him, that's what twitter is for (Mrpointyhead i think).
My point is simply that you were incorrect to state that he's made a living off games without making them, cause he has made games.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Gelugon_baat @The-Neon-Seal I don't particularly like Microsoft, but if they offered me a position I'd take it. That's how the world works. People like to ignore how sucky it is which only makes them more unhappy when something they don't agree with -but the system is completely geared towards- happens. I have no illusions of how society is. I may not like it, but that negativity, realism or whatever you wish to call it does help fuel my creativity!

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Daian 

Well, keep griping then, like you had for years. Much of anything that would amount to. :/

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jonny_dutch 

Alright, I suppose that I have to eat my words on that - I found a LinkedIn profile for him.

(uk.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-maher/4/46a/5b9)

If that profile is true (and it seems to be written in the first-person at times), then his role in developing games was as a producer (the one who sets targets).

I would say here though that I made that remark because he doesn't come across to me as someone who can write code, and his portfolio in that LinkedIn profile hasn't made me doubt that.

Mraou
Mraou

@Gelugon_baat @jonny_dutch Yeah, is he a producer or an actual coder? Because many producers typically don't get involved with that stuff. Either way, a lot of people can code these days, and you don't need to be as intelligent as you once needed to be with the amount of tools/help out there.