Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ticked!

Just learned that Activision will be releasing a new Call of Duty this year. I gotta say I'm pretty ticked about it. Robert and I have been playing COD since the first one in 2004, and we have always gotten the new one and had to upgrade our computers to be able to play the latest. It's our hobby. We have had friends we've made over the years through the game. But, every time a new one comes out, someone always gets left behind because the person can't afford to upgrade their machine. Whenever a new one comes out, most people have to upgrade their computers to be able to play it. That's what ticks me off the most. I'm tired of paying $50 a year to buy a new game, and I'm tired of paying for new computer parts every year to be able to play with my friends. Seriously, I wish there was a limit on how often a company can release a new version of a game.

Why couldn't they have made it an expansion pack of either COD4 or COD5? They would still get their $50, and people wouldn't have to upgrade their computers. It would be really cool if COD4 had some Humvees and flyable helicopters and new maps. Or, if COD5 had new maps, some Jeeps and flyable planes, especially since COD5 has Japs. How cool would that be to fly your plane into the Allies spawnpoint and blow them all up at once AND get a first person view of it? That would be even cooler than napalm. They released an expansion pack for COD1, and with that you could drive Jeeps and tanks. Everyone though it was great, and no one had to pay an arm and a leg for a new video card or a new processor.

If they do release it this year, they better not screw it up like they did with COD5 and its glitches. Or, they will start losing some of their long time committed customers.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

That's just plain stupid! I didn't know they did that... So pretty much you have to have a super computer or else you will have to upgrade yearly? Well, in that case we won't bother buying the game until we have the computer I want. I don't want to upgrade our computer now.

Jen said...

I heard it was basically a remake of COD4 ? is it really not an expanion?
Hmm chandler hasn't been playing lately though...

Christina said...

Yeah, it is so stupid, Nicole. Might as well wait until you get that Alienware machine you want. You'll at least be able to play the next couple CODs that come out and maybe more if you upgrade RAM or video card.

Jen, some rumors are that it will be modern warfare like 4, and some think it will be future warfare. I wish it was just an expansion for either 4 or 5, but it's not. The CEO of Activision was calling it "COD 6".

Jen said...

Ooh :/

Nicole said...

Christina, we went to a computer store on the weekend. I asked them if they could make me a computer with the same stuff as Alienware and they told me they could for A LOT cheaper! So when I buy a new computer I will get them to build it for me.