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News Call of Duty Elite subscriptions explained

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 May 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. NuTech

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    NDA gaming press.
    Give early exclusive to WSJ.

    Stay classy Activision...
     
  3. Sketchee

    Sketchee Suddenly, looters! Hundreds of 'em!

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    As if it wasn't expensive enough as it is....
     
  4. CrazyJoe

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    This will only work if people pay for it, which they sadly will.

    Good business decision!
     
  5. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Press Release from DICE offering the same in BF3 for free in 3....2....1......
     
  6. javaman

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    The gloves are off and theyre really milking that cash cow. Oh and they're wrong. I wasn't gonna play at all and I'm still not gonna play at all. Nothing changed in my playing of COD:More **** 3 and agaiin activision fail.
     
  7. CrazyJoe

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    I think you'll find sales of over 1 billion dollars for a single game is not a fail...
     
  8. javaman

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    That figure just goes to prove that people are mindless idiots who will pay full price for what amounts to an expansion pack. I guess we can't blame them for good marketing and spending the money on other titles......oh wait they canceled most of those.
     
  9. DriftCarl

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    hahahaha,

    poor console kids, they are gonna be the only ones buying this game anyway.
     
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    "extra content and downloadable map packs"
    "the ability to create clans and groups"

    LOL.
     
  11. Whirly

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    How long will it be until we are discussing how the COD/MW franchise died of over saturation?

    I reckon 18-24 months.

    Activision did it with Guitar Hero but at least in that case they hadn't put all their eggs in one basket. This time they seem determined to do it even quicker.

    Their business plan, afaict, is to use the MW brand as a basis for lots of (slightly) different games. That sounds like a good idea when the brand is so strong. But what happens if (when) it becomes toxic through this kind of money-grabbing exercise?
     
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    maybe we should all wait for the nice fokes at alteriwnet to create their free version of this :D
     
  13. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    +1

    EA already offer this service for free since the days of BF2, the amount of stats tracking was sickening (I really do not need to know who my nemesis is!).
     
  14. Kakeshoma

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    Sad, sad Activision. DICE for the win!
     
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    It's the first step down the road for monthly sub for all FPS games.. When Activision does this, EA might at first be saying "We offer that for free" but if it is successful EA would be foolish not to consider it for future BF games. If it isn't successful, the FPS games might be dropped in the future for not being profitable enough.

    However, if Activisio offered just the multiplayer component on a monthly pay to play subscription with no/little upfront cost (eg. no need to buy the game you just buy a months worth of play at a time). They could be onto the next big thing. (I doubt that would happen thou').
     
  16. pimlicosound

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    As opposed to PC pirates who will pirate the hell out of it to teach Activision a lesson.

    Hooray for baseless accusations and childish insults! Sigh...
     
  17. Unknownsock

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    But this is available for free in other games..
     
  18. warejon9

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    Well i think its more aimed at consoles, as far as creating clans etc, how can you stop someone on a PC not having a clan? Also think of all the stat tracking you have for BF2? This don't make sense, i think its more just for idoits to part with money.
     
  19. Marvin-HHGTTG

    Marvin-HHGTTG CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

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    Didn't Activision say after the release of BlOps that they'd never charge subscription for Call of Duty multiplayer? Yet more shite from the worlds largest cash-milking cow.
     
  20. DriftCarl

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    look what activision are doing with WoW. subscription for remote armory, subscription for out of game guild chat access, subscription to play with your friends from other server in your own instance. All of this ontop of the baseline subscription you pay for the game.
    Is it any suprise that they are adding a subscription to COD now?
     
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