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.
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damn i've just realize they copy the gun and the shield from Halo. Jesus is there anything they don't copy ?
@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_Last_Ride yup, SentYouAMessage
If more developers hire insanely hot guys like Dan to promote games I would buy them, hell he can sell me ANYTHING ... ehmmmmm.... yep ...
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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
I think this new CoD is going to be good. It has lasers and walking tanks though, so... The Neon Seal is appeased!
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.
@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.
@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".
@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.
Well, keep griping then, like you had for years. Much of anything that would amount to. :/
@Daian Do you honestly think they weren't getting paid before this.
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.
Then follow them on Twitter only. By coming here, you feed the "corporate machine" which owns GameSpot with your Internet traffic.
Really, this site is turning more and more into something which you despise. Why do you still even stay, Daian?
More of this to come..
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.
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
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.
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.
Tell that to people who would prefer that these guys don't work to promote a product like Call of Duty.
Tell that to other people - I myself have already come to terms with that a long time ago.
@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!
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 @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.
Could you mention some examples of games which he worked on please? So that I can check their credits?
@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.
Alright, I suppose that I have to eat my words on that - I found a LinkedIn profile for him.
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.