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    New Call Of Duty Rumor

    So less than one week after launch of the latest Call of Duty, there has been rumor of new Call of Duty in development...... and scheduled for launch within next year! Now we are in the second last month of this year!!

    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1399456..._consoles.html

    Given Activision's track record, it wont leak info of a new COD if it cannot be launched within a year. This franchise has become so hot that it doesn't need more than a year to hype up for a new installment.

    And you can imagine the damage it can do to the sale of Black Ops 2, so Activision naturally denied it:

    https://twitter.com/InfinityWard/sta...62021884559361

    I think this implicates that Activision realized COD has reached its limit of potential. They not gonna wait. Unless they can revolutionize it so it wont be just a hi-res version of Counter-Strike as all previous installments be.
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    B-but... everyone already knows there'll be another COD next november! It's just the way the world works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorzan View Post
    B-but... everyone already knows there'll be another COD next november! It's just the way the world works!
    it's the marketing cycle for activision for this series. it's been that way for years now.

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    Wait,you are actually excited by this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    Wait,you are actually excited by this ?
    Well, I for one am not, because, anyway,

    Call of Duty, inevitable.

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    This just in:

    Annualized franchises continue to saturate market and make announcements about being the biggest something-something entertainment something ever, as innovation and inventiveness leak out, bit by bit.

    And at 11:

    How publishers hugged music games and Tony Hawk to death, brought to you by Lego Ass4ssin's Speed & Call of Honorfield 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    Annualized franchises continue to saturate market and make announcements about being the biggest something-something entertainment something ever, as innovation and inventiveness leak out, bit by bit.
    This is just a very classical McDonald's way of marketing. Yes, you know McDonald is selling junk food. They dont taste great. Yet, they are highly standardized. You know exactly the junk food you gonna buy is perfectly within expected (though often not satisfactorily) quality. With low price, this is a very strong competitive edge.

    Run by a very aged engine, you won't run into any crazy bugs. Think of it, have you heard of any serious bugs out of any of Call of Duties?

    But seriously, if they want my money, they better deliver us the free COD Elite first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    This just in:

    Annualized franchises continue to saturate market and make announcements about being the biggest something-something entertainment something ever, as innovation and inventiveness leak out, bit by bit.

    And at 11:

    How publishers hugged music games and Tony Hawk to death, brought to you by Lego Ass4ssin's Speed & Call of Honorfield 9.

    If you are insinuating cod is going to go the way of tony hawks and guitar hero then you are wrong.
    Neither of those games had the amount of skinnerbox and gambling mechanics cod has. Cod is all about indulging in base instincts and as long as it does that people will buy it.

    Activision found the magic formula to sell games to the mainstream, their version of highly caffinated and sugary drinks.

    Those of us who stick to water can only shake our heads but nothing will change.
    The people who indulge in these base instincts aren't even aware, cfr:
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    What's wrong with AssCreed ? It's one of the best series out there.

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    Don't forget just moving your gun assets folder into next year's directory. It saves a lot of time.

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    The annual release will simply go on until people stop buying it. I don't see anything bad with Activision satisfying an obviously existing demand for a new CoD every year.

    It's not that people can't pick other shooters... they just refuse to do so. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dekkard View Post
    The annual release will simply go on until people stop buying it. I don't see anything bad with Activision satisfying an obviously existing demand for a new CoD every year.

    It's not that people can't pick other shooters... they just refuse to do so. ;)
    Problem is suddenly no one wants to make anything except CoD because that's the only thing that's selling millions of copies. The law of supply and demand punches the minority in the crotch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooop View Post
    Problem is suddenly no one wants to make anything except CoD because that's the only thing that's selling millions of copies. The law of supply and demand punches the minority in the crotch.
    No no no. THQ is the company that does crotch-punching. Activision and Infinity Ward shoot​ minorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    No no no. THQ is the company that does crotch-punching. Activision and Infinity Ward shoot​ minorities.
    The snark is strong with you sir. And I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooop View Post
    Problem is suddenly no one wants to make anything except CoD because that's the only thing that's selling millions of copies. The law of supply and demand punches the minority in the crotch.
    And yet there's more non-CoD FPSes than CoD clones. By far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohorovicic View Post
    And yet there's more non-CoD FPSes than CoD clones. By far.
    Which are not indie games or otherwise generally ignored by just about everyone in the world? Let's see we've got Half-Life, Halo (which is now turning into CoD with new QTEs), Borderlands, Counter-Strike and what else?

    This is 2012. Check your calender.
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    You could argue that annualizing franchises (especially if close competitors are doing it) can squeeze a genre/dev to death. See: Neversoft and Harmonix.

    I don't know if I'd actually argue the folly of it too vehemently. You're right, they're satisfying a market demand. If they squeeze super scripted near-future fake-war military FPSes to death, I probably wouldn't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    You could argue that annualizing franchises (especially if close competitors are doing it) can squeeze a genre/dev to death. See: Neversoft and Harmonix.
    The plastic guitar fad was exploited very well. You think that genre had any chance to survive?
    As for Tony Hawk, that's from the same era as Limp Bizkit. Skating just isn't cool anymore. Military shooters are cool since they were invented.

    MW3 was the low point of COD. It was very front loaded but the first BLOPS had better monthly sales later. BLOPS2 has good word of mouth so it may overtake both.

    I'm not sure what to think of another Modern Warfare game. Perhaps Activision feared BLOPS2's reception and wanted a game in a proven time period next year. They did this with WaW, which was supposed to save the franchise if the modern setting flopped.

    Or maybe they're playing it safe with the cross-gen title while the A-team works on something big for the first next-gen exclusive.

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    Yep, Shooop, that's where it gets to be a problem. All of the COD-likes that come out.
    Of course Natural Selection 2 keeps me from worrying too much about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooop View Post
    Problem is suddenly no one wants to make anything except CoD because that's the only thing that's selling millions of copies. The law of supply and demand punches the minority in the crotch.
    Yea... and funny enough, every new shooter looks more or less like CoD. So maybe I was wrong when I said that people could actually pick another shooter than CoD. There's CoD... and 1,000,000 CoD clones out there. Sad...

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    I've been looking at NS2 with interest. But no one I know is going to buy it - is it really hard to work with a PUG?
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