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July 7, 2011 Posted by Gabe in Features

Opinion: Does Realism Matter?

Complaint Department

Gabe sounds off on a few complaints he's getting tired of seeing.

Our general community like to frequently argue among each other on the internet. These may consist of simple arguments, complex discussions, or just insignificant fights about which console is better. This is commonly accepted as being linked to the anonymity that one gains from the use of the internet. While the discussion today is not about this phenomenon in particular, it is about a very common side product that is produced upon each and every new video games announcement/release.

The game playing community has no shortage of those that like to complain. If their arguments make sense or not is irrelevant, the complaints are there. Due to this occurrence, what is seen happening is with every new game something about it has to be picked apart. A large amount of these complaints are, in basic terms, stupid (or ignorant if you'd rather call them that). The goal of what is hoped to be accomplished here is to help dissolve some of these petty complaints/reasoning's from future use. This should make more sense once the specifics are touched on later. Keep in mind not everything will be discussed but suggestions for future discussions will be accepted.

To get the biggest one out of the way let's go to the land of Call of Duty. With every release, the same complaint is starting to become more frequent: "It's just more of the same!". This leaves the question, why not? Everyone likes change, in fact many sequels wouldn't be nearly as fun without significant changes, an example is Assassin's Creed 2. A large amount of people enjoyed the first Assassin's Creed but it undoubtedly had its flaws while the sequel was put onto a pedestal and praised. The game, albeit fun, needed those improvements to help push sales and give people hope. For the time being, Call of Duty has no real purpose of relying on that during development.

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Escalation Map Pack Revealed for Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Major Nelson confirmed through his personal blog that the newest map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops is called Escalation and will be released for Xbox 360 on May 3rd. He did not state the dates for PS3 or PC and gave no price. He also states that there will be a new zombie map but he does not give a name or description of it.

"In Multiplayer, battle it out in Hotel, on the roof of a Cuban luxury hotel and casino against the vivid backdrop of old Havana; Convoy delivers intense, close-quarters combat at the scene of an ambushed US military convoy; Zoo takes you on a wild ride in an abandoned Soviet Russian Zoo, with danger at every turn; Stockpile pits players in a remote Russian farm town housing secret WMD facilities. For Zombies fans, "Escalation" features a unique Zombies experience." Said Larry Hryb (Major Nelson)

Your thoughts or wishes on the new map pack? Leave them in comments below!

Via MajorNelson.com

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Black Ops: Number One Selling Game in US

Call of Duty Black Ops

Since its release last November, Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 13.7 million units in the U.S. combined across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS, according to retail tracking firm NPD. The shooter has already outsold Modern Warfare 2. The top ten top selling video games as released from NPD are as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Wii Play W/ Remote
3. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
6. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. Mario Kart w/ Wheel
8. New Super Mario Bros
9. Wii Fit
10. Call Of Duty: World At War

With the Call of Duty series occupying four of the top ten spots, it certainly, as a franchise, is doing something right. List your thoughts in the comments!