I still feel it was a dick move on Kotaku's part to leak the game like that. I mean, you are trying to be a professional site, so you shouldn't have a hand in distributing such a bad leak...
What Activision Told Its Employees Today About Modern Warfare 3's Leak
Hilarious that he thinks that because the info was leaked it's going to impact sales of the game at all.
Basically all that was revealed was that yes, there will be a MW3 (shocking) and what locations the game will take place in.
I can just picture his reaction, "Gentlemen, stop everything and rebuild the game from scratch".
This leak wasn't going to ruin sales at all. People are going to flock to MW3 like it was Jesus. Activision calm down and enjoy the money that will come your way. I skipped on Black Ops knowing that Modern Warfare 3 was going to be due the following year. No surprise here.
Conspiracy Theory Idea:
You're a unique snowflake.
And the same game is getting made and reskinned for the 5th year in a row! Pass on this overly stale franchise and grab BF3 instead. It's gonna dominate.
I love how they refer to the game as "Call of Duty Intellectual Property". It's like they don't even want to acknowledge it's a game, just a commodity to them.
First off, the main draw of BF3 is not the singleplayer. Real fans of past Battlefield games (NOT BAT COMPANY AS THEY ARE SEPARATE SERIES) are looking forward to the large scale, vehicle based, squad based combat. Secondly, Bad Company is not Battlefield, it may have the Battlefield name, but it is not Battlefield. Bad Company is the consolified, CoD-fied Battlefield. Real Battlefield games feel more like PC FPS games. You must have never played Battlefield 2 on the PC, which is what Battlefield 3 is a sequel to. You really can't judge FPS games by footage. You really have to play them to see how they handle. Play Battlefield 2 and then try claiming that it's just reskinned Call of Duty.
@Styl3s: I don't get the people complaining about MW3 and then saying they can't wait for BF3 as though it's going to be something totally different.
I don't know if people are looking at different previews than me but last I checked linear single player levels full of faux-realistic military situations. vocabulary and weapons doesn't exactly strike me as breaking the mold - what is BF3 offering that console players haven't already seen in Bad Company 1 and 2?
Allow me to translate this memo:
It's cool though. That pipsqueak will be found and his family will be punished. In the meantime, we were able to turn these lemons into lemonade by doing all the stuff we had already planned to do. And from the looks of it, our corporate executives and stockholders will be able to enjoy an even larger pile of glorious cash from all of your hard work. Isn't our executive leadership team great? Their quick response made it possible for our CEO to protect his valuable Intellectual Property from the deviousness of you, the proletariat. All praise to our Great Leader!
Now, don't worry your little heads about this any more. Just get back to work, and try not to have fun. For the good of the people.
I feel like it's basically obligatory as a fan of FPS games to get this.Whoa! Hell no for me, thank you very much.
I'm an FPS fan for things like BF2 and ArmA2, but not for games like CoD:MW and up. The multiplayer is of no interest to me and I can't and never have said it's fun. Just my two cents, but don't go on saying it's "obligatory"...
Sales would argue that it is very, very relevant to gamers.
Interesting story. Say what you will about Activision, they're incredibly competent when it comes to marketing and hype-building. If only they showed such talent in an area more relevant to gamers.
Battlefield 3 is like the Mortal Kombat reboot of Battlefield. Sure, the BC games were good, but they aren't something a Battlefield fan on the PC wants from their battlefield game. The maps in BC aren't as big as BF, player count isn't even half of BF. After years of hiatus, Battlefield is back and people are pumped. As opposed to Call Of Duty which people have been seeing on a yearly basis. Again, play Battlefield 2 and tell me any game in the past 5 years that feels anything like it.
@MiniPato: Fair enough, I've never played BF2 so I can't qualify its gameplay.
I guess my main question is this - is BF3 really so different from BC1 or 2 in its feature set...from what I can tell, large maps, with vehicles and squads was exactly what the two Bad Company games offered. BF3 looks to have the same things, with a persistent-leveling system and combat classes. On the whole, all of these things aren't new to the realm of console shooters any longer, so why in one breath decry how unoriginal the COD series has been, and in another breath praise a different franchise which essentially has been adopting the same tactic...ie, releasing similar games with slight iterative improvements over time. Maybe I think about these things too much - I'll play them both anyway.
MW3's single player looks as exciting as ever and I always look forward to it, but the multiplayer has gotten stale and unless they do something to drastically change it like CoD4, then I'm turning to BF3 to satisfy my multiplayer shooting.
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