Modern Warfare is Call of Duty

Turns out that Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty dumb name for a video game.  It’s actually a bad name for pretty much anything.  When it was revealed that it would say Call of Duty on the box inerest in the product skyrocketed.  Now I’m not one to normally criticize others for giving something generic boring titles but, Modern Warfare 2 is a boring and generic title.  It sounds more like a description for a show on the military channel.  When was the last time you watched the military channel?  Probably never.  Because it’s boring.  They might as well have called it, “Shooting Guns 2: The Sequel to Shooting Guns”.  Modern Warfare works only as a subtitle because people expect subtitles to describe what the product is to a certain extent.  Just look at Call of Duty: World at War.  If it were just called “World at War” no one would ever want to play it.   What on Earth has propelled Infinity Ward to simply call it Modern Warfare 2.  There should be no controversy about this.  Since it’s now on the regular edition’s box you can call it what it is, a Call of Duty game.  Quit being all pissy because Activision lets another team work on games called Call of Duty.  There are enough people who realize that if the box doesn’t have the Infinity Ward logo on it that it’s not as good as a Call of Duty game can be.  Hell, calling it Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2 would be better than just Modern Warfare 2.


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Posted by FiestaUnicorn

Turns out that Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty dumb name for a video game.  It’s actually a bad name for pretty much anything.  When it was revealed that it would say Call of Duty on the box inerest in the product skyrocketed.  Now I’m not one to normally criticize others for giving something generic boring titles but, Modern Warfare 2 is a boring and generic title.  It sounds more like a description for a show on the military channel.  When was the last time you watched the military channel?  Probably never.  Because it’s boring.  They might as well have called it, “Shooting Guns 2: The Sequel to Shooting Guns”.  Modern Warfare works only as a subtitle because people expect subtitles to describe what the product is to a certain extent.  Just look at Call of Duty: World at War.  If it were just called “World at War” no one would ever want to play it.   What on Earth has propelled Infinity Ward to simply call it Modern Warfare 2.  There should be no controversy about this.  Since it’s now on the regular edition’s box you can call it what it is, a Call of Duty game.  Quit being all pissy because Activision lets another team work on games called Call of Duty.  There are enough people who realize that if the box doesn’t have the Infinity Ward logo on it that it’s not as good as a Call of Duty game can be.  Hell, calling it Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2 would be better than just Modern Warfare 2.


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Posted by imhuntad

I agree, Modern Warefare 2 is Innnncredibly generic and I can't believe they would have ever thought of keeping it like that by itself.

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

I think Infinity Ward sort of want to do there own thing, and not be tied down by the Call of Duty name anymore. Yeah it would get less sales, but it would be it's own thing. Separate from the Treyarch games. I'm guessing there was a struggle between Activision and Infinity Ward on which way to go with the name. Activision wanted Call of Duty to be on there of course, because they love money, and statistics prove that twice as many would recognize the name Call of Duty on the box, and pick it up, over Modern Warfare.

So yeah, it was a crazy stupid thing, but I'm pretty sure it was because of internal struggle.

Posted by Drakhir

What?

As far as I know, MF2 is the sequel to MF so I see no reasons why it shouldn't be called Modern Warfare # as well. This happens with many games, for example, Fallout series.
Now, MF is a game of the Call of Duty series, so why shouldn't MF2 have that in the box art?

Seriously. Apparently you only play games because of their title/boxart.

You make me wanna go armeoimaregarmgrahg. :|

Posted by FiestaUnicorn
@Drakhir:  Actually it was about how people find the Call of Duty name more recognizable.  You would have known that had you read the third sentence. 
Posted by putz

I think I'm the only person who wanted a direct sequel to Call of Duty 3. 

Posted by natetodamax

I for one love the military channel, so screw you buddy!

Posted by FiestaUnicorn
@natetodamax said:
"I for one love the military channel, so screw you buddy!"

I apologize not only to you but also to the military channel.  Their shows about Hitler's Bodyguard is certainly a show.