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People talk like Battlefield is the only way to go and COD has to be like it in order to be good. Just because Battlefield has realistic gameplay doesn't mean it's better. I've been playing CoD since 2 and I've been perfectly fine with how it plays whenever a CoD would release. They may be the same genre, but they don't have the same gameplay. Both games have they're appeal. P.S. I've played both games, and love both, so I'm not a BF FTW or a CoD fanboy.
You have it right. I'm actually surprised they're competing with each other, as to me they shouldn't even be in the same genre. Battlefield is what I'd classify as a First Person Simulation experience...capturing the realism of the front lines with a hint of arcade touch. Call of Duty is something else entirely...it's an arcade experience full of "that could never happen" events. It's a lot easier to get a 2.00 k/d spread in COD than it is in Battlefield for that reason...COD is built almost entirely on reflexes and the situation, whereas Battlefield is built on that and every other condition one might encounter in combat.
That being said, I don't care for Black Ops much at all. It was a downgrade from MW2 in my opinion...made by a developer that had limited experience with FPS games (Treyarch)...MW3 will probably be quite amazing though, as it's back in the hands of Infinity Ward (or what's left of it)...I just wish they weren't owned by Kotick...he's holding them and their reputation back...significantly, and profiting off it.
"Battlefield 3 will hopefully beat COD in sales and treat consumers in a fair way. BF3 FTW."
i don't think so dude, we can't beat "KIDS POWER" if you know what i mean..majority of gamers are kids and they love all the COD stuff..besides they can't stand the difficulty level of BF games..that's why COD is their national game for fun & enjoyment..you can't deprive kids from that..
PS. let MW3 outsell BF3, it doesn't matter!! besides we don't want BF3 to be crowded by kids..
MW3 - for fun and enjoyment (kids love it)
BF3 - for competitive realistic war experience (hardcore gamers will die for it)
"its ugly as hell now, but its just more fun and the best things about cod are the things that bf lovers hate: riot shields, easy knifes, quik scoping snipers, tomahawks, mini maps, spawntrapping in demoliotion, dumb claymore kills and other stuff that cannot happen normally. "
UGLY AS HELL, lol..i couldn't say more..
all the things you've mentioned above are all kids stuff..yes its very enjoyable for kids that's why they love it so much..
"there is a reason people play more cod , cod is more fun"
i think the main reason; "cod is easier to play", that what makes it more fun to majority..on the other hand, hardcore fps gamers loves BF games because of the superb realistic gameplay experience and most of all, the level of difficulty , which makes it very challenging and more competitive..
Not paying for this.
there is a reason people play more cod , cod is more fun. its ugly as hell now, but its just more fun and the best things about cod are the things that bf lovers hate: riot shields, easy knifes, quik scoping snipers, tomahawks, mini maps, spawntrapping in demoliotion, dumb claymore kills and other stuff that cannot happen normally. The noobs gett irritated becouse they get killed in such ways. cmon for 70% its not about simulation, u all played mariokart right?
I'm not on a COD page to specifically hate on it like you're doing. Yes, I no longer have a liking for the Call of Duty series but I don't go about on something I despise (like you do), to promote another game and troll around. It's getting out of hand and someone needs to stop it. Like various others here have said, if BF2 is amazing - go and play it instead of wasting your time here on a COD page. @chris8232
Couldn't have put it better myself. I look up to you, sire.
How does looking at stats make you play a video game better. Both guys in the video suck at COD a .89 K/D in a game full of little kids that have never played a realy shooter before. Im sick of COD making terrible games that are kid and new people friendly. Death streaks in camper warfare 2 is all the proof i need that they did this. Battlefield, Halo, Gears all require you to play to get better. Paying for stats and short movies with "top" Hollywood talent and terrible map packs isnt gonna do it. COD has been reduced to stealing ideas from other games and making them worse. Battlefield 3 will hopefully beat COD in sales and treat consumers in a fair way. BF3 FTW.
Another way to rob our sorry asses
@Neil_Clancy Uh, yeah. I agree with most of what you said, but. This is free. No reason to get mad about something that's not even true.
And we'll both get what we pay for interestingly enough.
@erix43. Wooaahh man! You know what you sound like? A COD player! Its okay to hate COD, but you can't just say Activision can suck it, and Halo is better, without giving a reasonable explanation! I had a whole explanation, like half a page long about why COD isn't good anymore, but I lost it. So I'll write some other time. But the main jest of it is, is that COD 2 had great original stuff. COD 3 was just more of that with some minuscule new features. And then we get COD... Modern Warfare! Whaaaa?! It was exciting, and something new! And then WaW. Flamethrowers, violence. Okay. Then MW2! With more Modern Warfare? WTF? Then Black Ops. More Modern Warfare, with a new theme? WTF? And now we have MW3! With... oh, what a surprise, more Modern Warfare. And you have, lets say, Halo. Halo CE... INSANE GRAPHICS! INSANE GAMEPLAY! REVOLOUTIONARY! And so on and so forth. Every Halo has had something revolutionary about it. Although Reach started to lose it, they shouldn't let us down with Halo 4. You see, as long as they have something amazing about it, its going to be amazing! You can't expect people not hate a game you just keep repeating for more money! COD was good, but now it sucks! I'm sorry COD fans, but you can't argue with that. In the end, the best games will have the best bragging rights, but only you get to decided which one you want.
@erix43 Uh, guess what your sounding like? A COD PLAYER! That's not really the way to look at it. Personally, I think that Halo is better, BUT THATS MY OPINION. Its not that you can't hate CoD, its the way you display your hate. Saying Activision can suck it doesn't really justify anything you know? I can't pin down the exact reason why I hate CoD, but I have a general idea. The first four or so CoDs (except Finest Hour dear God!) went very smoothly. They were like most games, simple, but fun. Along came Call of Duty 2... FOR THE XBOX 360! That's awesome! And it was a great game.What comes next? Call of Duty 3. Grass that bends?! WTF? You see, nothing too good about it. COD 2 was amazing! But COD 3, more of the same. Then came Call of Duty... MODERN WARFARE! Modern fighting? Hell yeah! Then came WaW... flamethrowers! Violence! But, nothing to different. Then came Modern Warfare 2... more Modern Warfare? And then comes Black Ops... New theme! Uh, okay. And now what do we have? MW3... more Modern Warfare. You see, nothing special, nothing interesting. Just more for the kiddos. And then you have, lets say, Halo. Halo CE... AWESOME GRAPHICS! INSANE GAMEPLAY! REVOLOUTIONARY! Halo 2... WAY BETTER GRAPHICS! MORE GUNS! DUAL WIELDING! PLAYING AS AN ELITE! EARTH! XBOX LIVE! And then came along Halo 3... FOR THE XBOX 360!
thats actually pretty cool.
I never heard them say that. Robert Bowling on twitter said stuff in the video will always be free.
I do not like COD but I would be lying if I said I am not impressed.
LOL. I am definitely a fan of CoD, fanboy? Not so much. I believe MW3 will sell more than BF3 because, well, it's CoD. It obviouslt not a fact, since I can't predict the future, but just my opinion, one based on the fact that COD has outselled every other game in the past few years. So it's not a crazy prediction at all, and it certainly doesn't make me a fanboy, since I never claimed BF3 was going to suck or be worse than MW3, did I?
As for the other bit, every article I have read (which would qualify as research, since there's nothing else to go by..) has stated that the features Activision has mentioned about Elite thus far, are free. Sorry, nothing idiotic about it, really. They are waiting until after the Beta to tell people about the premium stuff. So basically all the stuff on this video, it's free.
And yeah, this service does seem pretty interesting. We will have to see. :)
Actually it is only free while it is in beta, like all beta programs, but there will be a charge for it once it is out of beta.
Honestly, I think this looks pretty cool. I'm not trying to defend Activision's choice to pay for the higher benefits of this feature, but it is a good way to get people more excited to play the game. I will never pay for Elite, but I will most likely take advantage of it's free features.
One thing I like about this is that while on-the-go, you can change your loadouts, so when you get home, they are all ready to use in your game. I think that's a pretty novel idea. As much as I hate Activision, Call of Duty is one game that I enjoy every once in a while. Sure, it's quite simple, but isn't that a good thing after a long day at work when you simply want to relax and play a video game?
but Halo Waypoint came out 2 years ago. Oh, my mistake this is clearly the so original design of COD: Elite.
Actifail needs to spend more money on more realistic gameplay,sounds,physics, and a game engine overall but they won't because they are a bunch of greedy punks that need to open their eyes and realize that we are NOT in 2007 anymore.
So obviously prepared Chris Wilson my arse 111 hrs played my kills 11 my deaths 11 overall kills 110 and overall deaths 110 more like someone just typed up the stats.
the thing i love about playing Counter strike its free once you pay for the whole game and now Team fortress 2 is completely free..ITS FREE once owned and STEAM looks after all my stats and friends lists for FREE, thx STEAM. Ill probably keep playing Counter Strike :).
Im not interested in progress, if this is progress.
I only clicked the link to troll this game.
do all of your friends need the CODelite in order to make comparisons???
cool idea...oh yeah, this has already been done...pass
I know an easy way to defend CoD elite.
See it's that easy.
its activision what did you expect?
Im not sure whats worse, the audacity of them asking for money for this, or the fact that people are idiotic enough to pay it lol.
Everyone can get this battlefield 3 does this for free nonsense out of their heads too because EA are as capable picking your pocket as activision, and they are up to all kinds of nonsense already.
I hate both bf3 and mw3, so I say this...why do you have to pay for something many other games do free of charge?
For those defending this...well seeing as this is posted on the 360 end I guess you dont mind paying xbox live ethier...
I'll stick to free online gaming and services thank you.
I am a battlefield 3 fanboy.
People need to learn that this is free. :/
OH NOOOO! another way 2 pay money just to look at your stats and where you died! FAIL!!!!!
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COD is just wanting more money.there not listening to there fan base. they are just greedy people and wasting the money they made on stupid crap like ELITE.I ONLY CARE ABOUT FIXING SERVER LAG & KEEPING HACKERS OUT OF MY WAY!
i dont know what il do if i cant check my COD stats on my iphone... what a joke
BF3 fans stop trolling on everything that is involved with call of duty. those games are for completely different types of gamers and you going on here and saying COD sucks doesn't change anybodies opinion.
Wow. As if Activision doesn't already overcharge, underserve, and generally screw over their customers, now they want to charge people 20$ a month to look at statistics and leaderboards. It's crazy. You know what else is crazy? Expecting a game from a money-grubbing company built on a sub-par engine from 2009 and a tired gameplay formula from 2007 with no vehicles and tiny maps to compete with the most graphically advanced video game ever made, complete with a realistic physics and destructibility suite, a full complement of vehicles, massive maps, and solid, entertaining gameplay.
I don't need to tell you not to pay for Elite, if you're planning on it there's no hope for you anyway.
Don't buy Modern Warfare 3. You'll just be feeding the beast. Help bring down Bobby Kotick and his disgraceful excuse for a games company.
You want a fun shooter? Watch one trailer for Battlefield 3. Then pre-order the 2011 Game of the Year, courtesy of the talented folks at DICE.
doesnt bungie give you this for free?
Simplify it a bit ..... i dont think that ten year olds can handle this kind of tech....
Man i won't sleep unless I know all those stats! I won't be able to game at all! Wait..looks like i'm going to sleep..guess this money grabbing scam didn't fool me.
@MunchTooEat -- That's a problem because?
@EctoSpartan, have you seen Call Of Duty Elite? They pretty much copy Halo
I dont need a site to tell me not to use a sniper rifle on a tiny map like nuketown. Especially not one I have to pay for