We’re still early into the year, and have not yet had to resort to eating the pizza delivery man in order to remain well-fed. Which means that you might still have a few bucks lying around for some games! Here’s a bunch of discounts, for all you Xbox owners out there.
No matter how you spin it, Call of Duty: Ghosts is objectively the worst game in the series since the very rushed, rather broken Call of Duty 3. Core gamers don’t like it very much, and neither do those who play the game competitively. And yet, it’s still the best selling game at the moment.
We heard last week that the Call of Duty franchise was now expanding to a three studio development cycle which is great news for fans as it means this annualised franchise is now getting a three year development cycle which can only mean better quality.
There are only three things in life that are a certainty, and that’s death, taxes and a new Call of Duty every year. For the last couple of years, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have taken turns releasing a Call of Duty game every two years. And now, that threesome just added another partner.
This weeks Clan Focus turns the spotlight on Leverage eSports who were kind enough to send me an encyclopaedia full of information about their team. So grab yourself a coffee, or energy drink, and let’s take a look at one of the biggest local franchises.
One thing that I am enjoying about Call of Duty: Ghosts (Besides Extinction mode), is that the game makes multiplayer feel fun again. Sure, it’s your usual run and gun action and I get penalised heavily if my connection dips into the red zone, but there’s enough tricks inside the online side to keep the action going. And the DLC looks like it’ll be continuing that trend.
If there’s one non-sporting title that stands as the marquee for annualised franchises, it’s got to be Call of Duty. For years now, people have been complaining that the whole thing is a shameless copy-and-paste job, and a blight on the gaming industry as a whole. Still, Call of Duty sells like madness ever year. It seems, however, that the wheels might finally be falling off the bus.
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This year’s Call of Duty is the first in quite some time to not be heaped with lavish critical praise which suggests to some that the series is running out of steam. Many have bemoaned the copy and paste nature of the annualised games for years, but despite that Call of Duty has had an undeniable quality or some sort of spark – which critics feel is lacking a bit with Ghosts. Doesn’t matter to Activision though.
Like clockwork, there’s a new Call of Duty every year. Battlefield has also become a bit of a clockwork machine, though it’s a bit slower, coming in every two years. There’s a reason for that; EA has said that annualising Battlefield would “destroy the franchise.”
Well here’s some good news at long last for Xbox One dudebros. There’s been a lot said so far about Call of Duty: Ghosts on next-gen platforms, with the Microsoft console suffering a few knocks in resolution. But there’s a reason for that, because going 720P was the best way to keep that 60 FPS signature intact. Something that the PS4 may be struggling with.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has me conflicted. Not the game itself, mind you. I have no interest in the game. I did, however, state that I thought it might be the only property capable of outselling GTA V this year. Later on, I said I didn’t think Ghosts would manage to outsell even Black Ops 2. I was wrong about one of those.
The PS4 certainly has the graphical advantage right now over the Xbox One when it comes to third party games. Take Call of Duty for instance, which has erupted on the net over the whole 1080P and 720P difference between the two consoles. There’s a reason for that HD difference according to the COD makers. And it doesn’t bode well for the Xbox One.
If there’s one thing that you can rely on in a Call of Duty game, it;s zombies. That’s if Treyarch is developing the game that is. This year, Infinity Ward steps up to the plate for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and it looks like they’re bringing an alien infestation with them as well.