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Information Bro-Verload: Call of Duty Elite

Some voice actor tells you all about Call of Duty's new subscription-based stats service.

May. 31 2011

Posted by: Jeff

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Call of Duty Elite

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Shadow

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I'm an ass

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you are (so close)

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as close as I'll ever come. 
 
EDIT: so...They took the parts no one looked at and made it premium?

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THIS IS NOT FUNNY

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So its Bungie.net except 7 years later and it costs money?

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Stupid narration, trying too hard to be funny, promising revolutionary stuff with MP, I'm sure Activision believes that.

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@froesti said:
THIS IS NOT FUNNY
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I'm really not a big fan of call of duty, but this seems pretty interesting.

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Nothing really new here, Halo did this years ago, hell even Killzone did this. Eitherway looks good and cant wait for Modern Warfare 3.
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It's like Steam Community, Bungie.net, Battle.net and a whole bunch of free online services for all sorts of games that already exist all had a baby, but then that baby had a baby with Bobby Kotick but now Bobby has custody and we all have to pay child support.
 
Or something.
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Activision has really honed the ability to come off as douches in whatever they do. CoD = Fratboys.

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I really don't get why they feel the need to make this subscription based...the only real benefits you seem to get for paying is the possibility of prizes and DLC. 
 
That and the entire video was really, REALLY dumb.

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Like, whatever.

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Brooo, that is a long video to explain absolutely nothing. 2 bits of information (stats and events) with added terrible comedy for your bros. I think this will not be as successful as Activision are hoping.

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This...this wasn't funny at all. Terrible, also Bungie did this for free when Halo 2 came out. Fucking retarded.

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@froesti said:
THIS IS NOT FUNNY
STOP FUCKING LAUGHING.
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The entire thing felt like an ad, and then they told you give us your money and I stopped it.

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"You can join a clan. Those guys are your..."

it's fucking 2011. No need to explain what the hell clans are, dudebro.

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Well, if anybody was unsure of what to think about Elite, this god-awful shitbag of a trailer sure made up their mind real quick.

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so  bungie.net for call of duty?  okay

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This video seems to have been made by someone who once read a book about the idea of what comedy is.  Or maybe the Cliff Notes version.  But hey, the music licensing alone in that video means that Activision is playing serious.

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Sounds like T.J. Miller. Which would explain the budget comedy stuff.

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Im onboard, apart from the part where I have to play more COD
"Detailed analysis of your games" Woo spawn...shot in face...spawn...woo hoo, kill...shot in face...rinse repeat untill zombification is complete.

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Still not getting why anyone would need this. Also the main guy kept reminding me of michael cera. Not his voice but his type of humour.

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I'm trying to find the proper synonym for disgust

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Im still not sure what i would be getting for my money? If the subscription included the map packs aswell, plus avatar stuff and xbox live i would consider it. xo

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Even if I still played Call of Duty none of those features sound worth paying for.

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@Hockeymask27:  I know, used to use Game battles site and bungies offering and they seem fairly similar for organising matches etc, but im just slightly confused. Is this an attempt to put all the douchie internet turds in one place so we can fry all there connections for good? :S Also, is this "service" free, it must be, but ya never know with Activision
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Wow that was awful. Well, the first 30 seconds was awful, and then I had to stop the video (because it was so awful).

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@Meatsim said:
Even if I still played Call of Duty none of those features sound worth paying for.
Mutha fuck, you have to pay, not bothere myself as I have long given up the call of duty spirit of spawn, die rinse repeat, but you must be kidding. Activision want MONEY, like actual hard cash of your local currency for a site that does what your xbox live friends list does. *Canned Applause* well good freaking luck activision, have no idea which self respective gamers that still play cod seriously would sign up for this.
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This guy who is voicing the video sounds like the guy who was the camera man in that movie "Cloverfield".

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The majority of COD fans who I know are pretty harcore/barely 18 
this video seems aimed at children and for the people who only know COD MW as a fps and anything else copied from that. 
I really dislike the fanbase that COD MW has created and the section of the internet that sees fit to tell everyone about how much 'pwning' they can do.
 
EDIT: The use of memes in advertising should be straight up banned.

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I would have loved to be the fly on the wall when an executive said "This video needs something. What do the kids on the interwebs like these days?" and someone pulled up Double Rainbow.

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it's like halo waypoint but you have to pay....... 

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Awful video, along with one of the stupidest logos I've ever seen. 

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Dude, do I need a sick beard and a t-shirt with a car on it to legally purchase this or whatever? Also, can I only use it while I'm, like, skipping school and dealing pot out of my mother's basement and stuff?

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Ugh!  
 
that's all I have to say about this.

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Man those first minutes were pretty much why I stopped playing Black Ops and MW2. Some moments of that video were kind of funny like the walking down the street part and "The Touch" video. Overall the service feels lame and a cashgrab.

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...well I guess I'll never play that game again.

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That was horrible, horrible video.

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:<

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@billnyethesciencepie said:
Say what you will, but the depth of analysis and stats is pretty incredible
True, I'm actually interested in this.
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I don't really understand how this is groundbreaking stuff, just go on a forum find all the peeps you want you don't need this thing, but w/e people are crazy with call of duty, I wanna see a quick look of this. 
 
edit: also the video was great especially the last part. 
edit2: so out of  46 comments 2 were positive. hahaha mine was in between so.. 45 comments :D. 
Also someone pointed out that cod games are played by kids, I actually think he's right watched this video the other day of kids talking about youtube vids and most of them were talking about playing cod, they were between 5-14yrs old. I'm stumped.

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Sik headshot bruh

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double rainbow? really? what is this 2008?

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Hey guess what. You can sign up for the beta right now. Haha.

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Activision, no. No. This is where I draw the line.
 
Not on the service, though. Not going to buy in, but I don't care. It's the video. The goddamn video. You are not allowed to do anything like this again. Understand? You're embarrassing yourself.

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I'm a pretty big COD fan and a bit of apologist for the series. I get complaints about it being stale, etc., but I still really enjoy the games. This, however, looks super dumb. If I, someone who's more than a casual fan of the series, don't fall into the target market for this, I'm not sure how may people are going to care. Sure there are lots of hardcore players, but I don't know how many of them actually want this either. You don't sell as many copies of a games as COD does by only selling the games to hardcore players. There's a really broad user base for these games, and very few of them are going to pay extra for some stats.  
 
And yeah, that's the worst video in the world right now.