Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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Gaming outside of Call of Duty

Has anyone seen the massive amount of hate for CoD, and really any online purposed FPS?

The gaming community outside of this genre is harsh but is it deserved. I've noticed that the quality of gaming has become stagnant. If you look at any really successful franchise over the last 10 years it's Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Halo.

There's hate because these games are popular by "gamers" who don't seem to venture out past the FPS. I play a lot of Call of Duty but I spend equal time playing other games. I see the world of gaming from multiple angles which might be why my ideas and concepts are so radical from CoD players who live and breathe playing online purposed FPS.

What are you thoughts on this? And if any mod feels this could be moved to a the General Discussion board feel free to do so.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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Bottom line: People will criticize anything, I mean ANYTHING that is not of their own production. The "hate" is a physiological one of jealousy, wanting and failure.

Instead of gamers simply being smart consumers and not purchasing something they do not like, many subject themselves to playing a game they cannot stand (this goes for all genres) this mentality is backwards.

Personally, most of these games are all amazing, compared to what I grew up with and how much I loved gaming when things were simple and to the point.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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CoD is "THE" thing to hate on these days. People hate on it because it is the "cool" thing to do now.

The funny thing is, many of the people hating on it play it regularly. It is the big gun of the gaming industry, and everyone likes to take swipes at those on top. People hated the Chicago Bulls when they were winning championships in the nineties. People hate on the Yankees for having 27 World Series Championships. People hate on pretty much anyone at the top of their chosen field.

There are quite a few decent games out there. I love the BioShock series and Assassin's Creed, as well as Splinter Cell and a few others like Skyrim.

Problem is, there is a  flood of games out there, and many of them are just plain bad. FPS games are quick and fun, thus so popular.



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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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As has already been stated above, everyone hates on the best. Should Titanfall overtake COD in popularity, it will be hated on. If Destiny takes the top spot, haters will follow. People will find a way to hate on anything, especially if it isn't what they believe should be on top.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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gramthenOOb wrote:



As has already been stated above, everyone hates on the best. Should Titanfall overtake COD in popularity, it will be hated on. If Destiny takes the top spot, haters will follow. People will find a way to hate on anything, especially if it isn't what they believe should be on top.


Call of Duty isn't all that's being hated. This whole genre is hated on. You see a news article about a FPS DLC or trailer, or whatever and the comments are loaded with hate. You see an article about the new Last of Us DLC or hype articles on Thief and it's nothing but acclaim and excitement. Even those who don't like the game still show dislike in the form of calm constructiveness. It's quite a different world outside of Call of Duty and other FPS. 

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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It's the same with movie reviewers. Movies that everyone loves, they generally tend to hate.

Reviewers are the hipsters of the media world. They want people to gravitate towards things they like or find trendy or cool and denigrate what is popular.

Take a franchise like Harry Potter. One of the most successful franchises in history, and very solidly put together films. Yet they didn't win a single Oscar. Not for acting, not for makeup, not for effects... anything. The biggest snub had to go to Stuart Craig. He was able to take a beloved literary series and completely imagine the world as it might look down to the most minute detail. What he accomplished over a span of 8 films was remarkable. Yet one year he lost out to the Production Designer for "The Iron Lady". No offense to fans of that film.. but all that person had to do was recreate modern London and make a talented actress look like a real-life figure, not much to imagine there other than recreating places and people that already exist.

Does that mean they did a better job? Not necessarily, but it is the snobbery of the film industry sticking up their noses at popular fare.

Same thing is happening in the gaming industry. People can't take a game for their experience with it, there has to be a Social Media aspect of it as well. PC players act elite over Consoles. One Console's users hate on other console's users. One Franchises' players hate on another franchises' players. And it goes on and on. Gaming is meant to be fun, but a lot of this hoopla and hatred has detracted from the games themselves.



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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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Yeah, I've been reading comments from the gaming community for a while about how CoD is the same game every year. There is no question, compared to all games, it is. But as you know, its the details that make it different. I think the hate does come from the success it has had over the years, like already stated.

Face it. CoD is like a drug. Its addictive as heck, and if you've never tried it or been hooked, there is a sense of what all the hoopla is about?... This is my take on the hate from outside the CoD community.

In my opinion, this is the hate from inside the community.....

With a franchise like Call of Duty, the expectations for the newest game are extremely high and have to compete with rose tinted titles. I truly don't think the problem lies with the game itself, its the player. In some sense, its the competitive nature that  creates the negativity toward CoD.

How many passionate CoD fans can't put the game down, no matter how infuriated they get. Or how much they disagree with choices by the developers. A large part of the vocal community has been biting the hand that feeds them for a while now.

The only other game I've played beyond the goal of 100% achievement completion is GTA5. The other games I play are usually just for a good campaign. Or zombie slashers.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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COD is a old francise  with a lot of games. People liking one point of one of them and missing it later will hate. Just because it's cool.

Luckly I like different genres. Will go play world of tanks on the box over a hour.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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I like CoD, Minecraft, Fallout, TES games, GTA, Forza, Fable, Civilization, I will be getting Titanfall, Destiny and if it comes out on XB1 I am very excited for Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

I'm not short on gaming options. If CoD gets too frustrating its not overly difficult to go play something else. Been mostly playing Minecraft and Dead Island recently so as to not burn myself out before the upcoming clan war.

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Re: Gaming outside of Call of Duty

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It took Monopoly like 100 years to change ... one of the player tokens.

Other genre's are "more" innovative? I don't know, Plants vs. zombies is a modern version of space invaders. Sims? Yeah. Big innovation there. Car racing games? Last I checked, you still either go in a straight line or around in circles. My wife has got me into this "Hanging with Friends" game. An adaption of Yahtzee, really. Flappy Bird? Off the market before I could download it ... but it looked like a reskinned Mario Bros, IMO.

Innovation? We don't need no stinking innovation!!!

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