Is anyone sick that COD:WaW is out today?

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Posted by insanejedi (781 posts) -

In the wake of this trailer, I feel that it's disgusting on Activision's behalf that this game is coming out on Remembrance Day/Veterans day. It just so, glorifies war and makes war seem like some "sport". I would feel much better that a game like Brothers in Arms came out on this day, specifically because it depicts a non-fictional story of one the veterans trials and tribulations through World War 2. Out of all the days for this game to come out, you picked the one that would most insult the soilders who actually fought in this war. This just seems tasteless beyond measure...

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#1 Posted by insanejedi (781 posts) -

In the wake of this trailer, I feel that it's disgusting on Activision's behalf that this game is coming out on Remembrance Day/Veterans day. It just so, glorifies war and makes war seem like some "sport". I would feel much better that a game like Brothers in Arms came out on this day, specifically because it depicts a non-fictional story of one the veterans trials and tribulations through World War 2. Out of all the days for this game to come out, you picked the one that would most insult the soilders who actually fought in this war. This just seems tasteless beyond measure...

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#2 Posted by Jayge_ (10269 posts) -

It's a Tuesday. Banjo Kazooie and Mirror's Edge also came out today. They wanted to release it early as possible in the holiday season and not have it crushed by Gears 2 (nothing could stop that though). They did not, as far as I know, choose Veteran's Day specifically for the hell of it.

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#3 Posted by kmdrkul (3497 posts) -
insanejedi said:
"In the wake of this trailer, I feel that it's disgusting on Activision's behalf that this game is coming out on Remembrance Day/Veterans day. It just so, glorifies war and makes war seem like some "sport". I would feel much better that a game like Brothers in Arms came out on this day, specifically because it depicts a non-fictional story of one the veterans trials and tribulations through World War 2. Out of all the days for this game to come out, you picked the one that would most insult the soilders who actually fought in this war. This just seems tasteless beyond measure..."
Oh please.  Grow some balls and stop complaining about every little thing.
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#4 Posted by lordofultima (6590 posts) -

Lucky it's not national parkour day, or you'd probably be complaining about Mirror's Edge being released.

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#5 Posted by insanejedi (781 posts) -
lordofultima said:
"Lucky it's not national parkour day, or you'd probably be complaining about Mirror's Edge being released."
If not for the fact that actual Free runners nad Parkourists actually like Mirror's Edge.
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#6 Posted by jakob187 (22960 posts) -

Hey, it could be worse.


Gears 2 could've come out today instead of last week.  =  /  I'm pretty sure THAT game glorifies war.
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#7 Posted by insanejedi (781 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Hey, it could be worse.

Gears 2 could've come out today instead of last week.  =  /  I'm pretty sure THAT game glorifies war.
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Gears 2 is based on fiction? Call of Duty World at War is based off of a real life even that happened about 63 years ago?
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#8 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

No one is going to even think about that until you  brought it up.

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#9 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -
SpikeSpiegel said:
"No one is going to even think about that until you  brought it up."
Actually I thought the same thing when I was talking to one of my friends who got it today.  I don't think there was any intention or sinister plot to release the game today, but that's how it went.  If they really wanted to boost sales and cash in on Veteran's Day then they probably would have pushed it even more.
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#10 Posted by MattyFTM (14891 posts) -

I dunno what it's like in America, but here in the UK the TV is full of nothing but war films at the moment. I don't see how this is any different to that.

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#11 Edited by insanejedi (781 posts) -

I just like to say that it seems that Jeff agrees with me on this one from the last bombcast.
edit:Jeff and Ryan

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#12 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

I think it got released here the day afterwards I am not sure. But either way personally I don't think there is anything terrible about releasing the game on that day. Remembrance Day was no extra motivation to buy the game and the television is full of war movies and documentaries all day long. I bought my Poppy and paid tribute with a minutes silence at 11. Now were all meant to feel guilty about playing a war themed shooter? I dont think so... Besides Remembrance Day is for the end of WWI (90th anniversary this year) and WaW is set in WWII.  

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#13 Posted by danhimself (82 posts) -

what better way to celebrate then by killing a bunch japanese people....the veterns of ww2 probably love it

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#14 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -
danhimself said:
"what better way to celebrate then by killing a bunch japanese people....the veterns of ww2 probably love it"

Dont know about that. My Grandfather isnt a fan of WW themed entertainment.
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#15 Posted by danhimself (82 posts) -
c1337us said:
"danhimself said:
"what better way to celebrate then by killing a bunch japanese people....the veterns of ww2 probably love it"

Dont know about that. My Grandfather isnt a fan of WW themed entertainment."
apparently i can't type in sarcasm even though i try real hard
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#16 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -
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#17 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -

I'm sick of this war glorification as well. That's what I hated about COD4. You don't just shoot high priority terrorist suspects at a whim. This is ridiculous. Fuck all the war mongers

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#18 Edited by Absurd (2932 posts) -

Guess What? I watched Saving Private Ryan and then I proceeded to boot up Counter Strike, and shoot some Terrorists up.

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