1. Post #1

    February 2011
    637 Posts
    Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to launch an online service called Call of Duty Elite this fall that will work with the next major edition of the game, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game. In a move industry executives describe as a first, Activision plans to charge a monthly subscription fee for the service, which will provide extra content that isn't offered on game discs sold in stores, including downloadable map packs that give players new "Call of Duty" levels to play.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...423496054.html


    lol
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  2. Post #2
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,693 Posts

    Yeah, no.
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2008
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    Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony's U.S. games division, said only a few games have the audience loyalty and size to support a subscription service like Call of Duty Elite. Mr. Dyer said he is "very confident" other publishers will follow Activision's lead. "There's money to be made there," he said.

    Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...#ixzz1NtF6SsXT
    Lol at the "money to be made" part at the end. They're all just a bunch of money hungry assholes.
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  4. Post #4
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    January 2010
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    Saw it coming from 100 miles away.
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  5. Post #5
    "Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace." - Y.K. Kim
    Diet Kane's Avatar
    August 2009
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    what if you have to pay for this to gain access to pay for a map pack
    that means with xbox live
    you have to pay to pay to pay for a map pack.
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  6. Post #6
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    April 2011
    3,447 Posts
    hyper-realistic combat-simulation game
    HAHHAAHAH oh god
    jesus LOL
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  7. Post #7
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    March 2011
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    Knew the "there is no subscription fees" were too good to be true. While not subscription fees, it is pretty damn close.
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    July 2009
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    Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony's U.S. games division, said only a few games have the audience loyalty and size to support a subscription service like Call of Duty Elite. Mr. Dyer said he is "very confident" other publishers will follow Activision's lead. "There's money to be made there," he said.
    Ugh.
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  9. Post #9
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    May 2007
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    and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game.
    Eh, no.

    late
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    December 2006
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    and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game.
    Is this a joke?
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  11. Post #11
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    September 2008
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    It's sad because at least thousands of people will buy it.
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  12. Post #12
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    May 2010
    2,004 Posts
    hyper-realistic combat-simulation
    very confident" other publishers will follow Activision's lead
    oh dear god

    I can't stop laughing
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  13. Post #13
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    August 2009
    4,519 Posts
    I really can't wait for this franchise to die.
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  14. Post #14
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    March 2010
    1,501 Posts

    Activision^
    But on a serious note, it will be successful due to the amount of fanboys. Not saying I don't play CoD, but I'm not willing to pay extra monthly for more maps/content.
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  15. Post #15
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    November 2008
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    It's sad because at least thousands of people will buy it.
    Yeah then other companies will start doing it.

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  16. Post #16
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    May 2010
    2,004 Posts
    Just keep milking that cow, activision. Just keep milking it....
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  17. Post #17
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,696 Posts
    I suggest the developers watch combat facts. So far, COD has proven to be inaccurate on all accounts (well except ghillie to some extent).
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  18. Post #18
    Untouch's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,447 Posts
    Yeah then other companies will start doing it.

    I really can't see any other companies doing this.
    Except EA.
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  19. Post #19
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,696 Posts
    I really can't see any other companies doing this.
    Except EA.
    Luckily DICE seems to be a bit of an exception to the EA rule (with battlefield 3 and everything)
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  20. Post #20
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    February 2011
    11,230 Posts
    When i saw Call Of Duty: Elite i thought it was that "Free 2 Play" game.

    But this is way worser. Call Of Duty keeps dying as Activision keeps milking the money cow.

  21. Post #21
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    May 2010
    2,004 Posts
    So that's what, nine call of duty games?

    Is it not enough that you're publishing the next installment in "Modern Warfare", but now you give us THIS

    holy fuck just stop making games activision.
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  22. Post #22
    quality poster
    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    hyper-realistic combat-simulation game
    AHAHHAHAHA
    OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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  23. Post #23
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    October 2007
    20,397 Posts
    HAHHAAHAH oh god
    jesus LOL
    I can't believe that's actually in there

    It sounds so much like a joke, that's what someone would put if they were making fun of COD
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  24. Post #24

    February 2011
    637 Posts

    Here's Activision's video about their amazing service.
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  25. Post #25
    Dennab
    September 2010
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    I can't believe that's actually in there

    It sounds so much like a joke, that's what someone would put if they were making fun of COD
    cod taught me how to noscope ppl irl
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  26. Post #26
    Untouch's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,447 Posts

    Here's Activision's video about their amazing service.
    Got to about 1:08 before I pissed myself laughing.

    Wasn't a humor laugh, more a pity laugh.

  27. Post #27
    EFG
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    February 2010
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    Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony's U.S. games division, said only a few games have the audience loyalty and size to support a subscription service like Call of Duty Elite. Mr. Dyer said he is "very confident" other publishers will follow Activision's lead. "There's money to be made there," he said.
    Hahahaha.
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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  28. Post #28
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    February 2011
    1,573 Posts
    hyper-realistic
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  29. Post #29
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    March 2010
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  30. Post #30
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    June 2010
    1,012 Posts
    Activision are dicks.

    Edited:

    Bobby Kotick is a dick
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  31. Post #31
    Dennab
    September 2010
    2,109 Posts
    this is such a fucking gimmick
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  32. Post #32
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    August 2007
    3,577 Posts
    That UI looks a lot like the Bungie.net UI.
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  33. Post #33
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,152 Posts
    Once again...

    It will be a browser based "free-to-play" and micro-transaction fueled TDM only game that will look worse than CoD1. TDM is the same, first team to 100 kills wins.

    There are 100 levels, however you never unlock anything. It's $10 to prestige once you are level 100, 20 levels of prestige.

    There will be five weapons. One assault rifle, one SMG, one shotgun, one sniper rifle, one pistol.

    It will cost $10 to use one of the main weapons for a month. If you don't buy one of the main weapons, you only get a pistol. You cannot pick up weapons from bodies. Pay $5 per month for dual wielding pistols.

    Every 100 rounds for the AR/SMG will be $1, every 50 for the shotgun will be $1, every 30 rounds for the sniper rifle will be $1, pistol ammo is free. You cannot pick up ammo from guns on the ground. Using the knife is free, although now it takes 3 swings to kill someone.

    The pistol, however, takes 14 torso shots to kill someone. 7 rounds per mag, you can carry 3 mags at a time. (6 mags when dual wielding)

    Frag grenades will be $1 each, no secondary grenades.

    There are no "killstreaks", but now are now paystreaks. Pay $5, get a care package. Pay $10, get a predator missile. Pay $30, get a chopper gunner. Pay $75, get a nuke. One time use only.

    There is one map for free. Pay $5 to unlock another map for one month.

    To enable the killcam, you must pay 25 cents every time you watch it. Skipping it does not avoid the cost.

    To get an M1A2 Abrams, pay $15. Can only use it for one round, unlimited respawns/ammo with it for said round.

    To be in a clan, the creator must pay $50 upfront, $25 a month to keep it up. Members must pay $5 a month to be in said clan. Creator gets none of said money. Being in a clan only gives you a [CLANTAG] in front of your name.
    So far the map part is right.
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  34. Post #34
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    September 2009
    2,652 Posts
    I'll just stick with MW3 when it's out...

       here comes the boxes for liking CoD on FacePunch   
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  35. Post #35
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    October 2007
    20,397 Posts

    Here's Activision's video about their amazing service.
    LMAO double rainbow!!!! XD its so current!!
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  36. Post #36
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    September 2009
    5,958 Posts
    Activision Blizzard Inc. announces there new theme song today:
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  37. Post #37
    One sexy lumpy man
    SPESS MEHRINE's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,457 Posts
    hyper-realistic combat-simulation game

    Also, fuck off Activision.
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  38. Post #38
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    July 2010
    11,701 Posts
    I can only imagine what CoD fan boys will say...

    "YOU ONLY HATE COD ELITE BECAUSE YOU'RE TOO POOR TO AFFORD IT AHAHAHA!"
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  39. Post #39
    lulzbocksV2's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,418 Posts
    hyper-realistic combat-simulation game
    Why does every article I see about MW3 say this?

    I mean, literally every single one has these exact words.
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  40. Post #40
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    May 2009
    4,030 Posts
    Hopefully everyone will realize this is Activision's last stand for milking every god damned drop they can out of the Call of Duty franchise and not buy it.

    Oh who am I kidding, it's going to sell millions and nobody will listen.
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