‘Modern Warfare’ makes $600 million in opening weekend. The best for the series this generation. ‘Modern Warfare’ is bank, dudes.
Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare reboot/remix is paying dividends. On its opening weekend the title made $600 million, which is the most for the series this generation. Me? Well, I bought the title based on the acclaim it’s single-player campaign is getting. Been a minute since I snagged a CoD, but members of the Space-Ship Omega know how much I’ve loved the series over the years. So, I’m stoked to check it out.
It’s weird. Call of Duty still sells really fucking well. But, no one gives a fuck about it compared to PUBG and Fornite. Additionally, it sells really fucking well, but not nearly as much as it used to. Thus, it is sort of this franchise that is both completely irrelevant, and still a (diminishing) cash cow.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare yesterday! And today, another leak! The “Legacy” edition of the game will contain a Modern Warfare remaster.
I consider it something of a personal flaw that I love the Call of Duty franchise. Love it while acknowledging that its brotastic jingoism certainly strives for the Lowest Common Denominator. And there it finds me. Covered in Diet Mountain Dew cans, Doritos flakes, and a raging hard-on to take down injustice everywhere. For America.
I buy every Call of Duty game. I don’t hate them. I marginally enjoy them. It sates my curiosity. Ghosts will be no different.
Here is the trailer for its single-player.
Is this the official poster for Black Ops 2? It would make sense. It’s about that time of the year again when Activision pulls apart its slimy cheeks and begins to show the world the cresting head of the latest Call of Duty iteration.
The creative strategist behind Call of Duty has resigned, prompting me to ask the dickish question. When was the last time we actually found anything resembling creative strategy in the Call of Duty franchise? From the DLC to the ad campaigns to the treatment of their fans. It’s all pretty bland to me.
Some lucky winners of the Mountain Dew x Modern Warfare 3 cross-promotional-marketing-synergy-time got to play MW3 on the Cowboys Stadium’s HD wunder-wall. It’s pretty tremendous.
Hit the jump to check out the pricks in action.
Looking at video games like a high school class, we see all the tribes are represented. You have the Jocks, sports games. You have the artsy kids, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Okami. You have the music section with Rock band and similar music titles. You have the nerds with their RPGs. And finally we come to the FPS genre. These are like the jock’s jocks. They are the inner circle of meatheads that control their respective flocks. Where does this leave Call of Duty? It’s the captain of the wrestling team; all aggressive and arrogant.
Call of Duty is more than a game. Its an institution. Gamers come in shapes and sizes, and one thing they have in common is an opinion of the greatest selling franchise in history. Love it or hate it, Call of Duty is here, and its here to bang your sister, steal your girlfriend, break up your parents, foreclose on your house and other seemingly douchebag things, and you will thank CoD for it.
There’s an impressive impatience when it comes to Modern Warfare 3. People need it! First it was folks buying the game at Big Box Store, selling it on eBay for $1,000+. Now there’s masked robbers stealing 6,000 copies of it being stolen in an impressive heist.