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I don't mind them trying to monotize their brand, I just don't like the idea of them trying to break into new areas that have traditionally been unmonotized. I'm already hit with about 10 revolving charges of $10 or less, one being XBox Live, and probably 3 more under $50, I won't be adding to that list for an exclusive game.
    
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Originally Posted by Half_Duplex View Post
That's very small minded, appeal is in the eye of the beholder.
You'd be naive to think that mass appeal isn't manufactured instead of developed in the listener.

Mass appeal products routinely sacrifice values and integrity for profit.
Edited by _02 - 5/10/11 at 10:07am
    
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All this speech is just contrived non-sense.

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Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg added: "Well, we haven't yet released the details of the business model of Beachhead. The passion that people have for the game, the amount of time they're willing to engage with one another in a connected way. Our goal has been to create an experience that was amplifying enough and energising enough and igniting enough to that community to be able to be monetised."
Read: If you have the money you can have the advantage. Pure BS. Didn't buy black ops and won't be buying this POS.
    
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
I saw this coming after seeing a banner in the Black Ops menu screen.
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Talk about foreshadowing.
i saw that also. It made me laugh so hard, and then i realized.............. soon it wont be free.
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cod hype died at blops cuz all my friends on the 360 and ps3 only play the zombie mode cuz they hate multiplayer. but then they also hate Bc2 just cuz its not a run and shoot like COD,they are hyped up by bf3
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CoD sells because it caters to the massive casual crowd, it's easy to get in to.

People comparing CoD to more serious shooters like Battlefield are completely out of their mind.
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I hope BF3 smashes COD sales on every console this year, or all hope is lost.
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post #38 of 133
I like call of duty because...
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Eugh, yet more income for a dead-end developer...Once the CoD fad (Like the GH one, of which I was a fan) pops, where will Activisions money come from? WoW?
Guitar Hero wasn't a fad, a bunch of activision's developers wanted to take the guitar hero genre in another direction after Guitar Hero 2, Activision didn't want to, so those employees quit and made the company called Harmonix and the game Rock Band. Activision's guitar hero has gone downhill ever since, starting with Guitar Hero 3.. and getting increasely worse from there.

Rock Band ended up killing Guitar Hero sales. You can export the songs from Rock Band 1, Rock Band 2, Rock Band: Green Day, etc into Rock Band 3. They also release 5+ songs a week that you can purchase and download. They added Pro Guitar, Pro Bass, Pro Drums, and Pro Keyboard which allows you to play with real instruments and is exactly like playing the real thing. My friend with 10 year guitar experience, who has never played this genre was playing expert pro guitar in a matter of hours. They also allow fans to create their own DLC from their bands or bands they own licenses to (assuming you have the money to buy their software).

It's not a fad, people have just gone to Rock Band. I currently have 1463 songs in my game, why would I ever want to buy a GH game with 80 songs, and no export features into the new games? Activision doesn't care what fans want, and that's why they are losing business.

TL:TR - Activision fails, doesn't listen to anything anyone says, when they lose money they blame it on piracy. I really hope they die off soon to leave more room for the better companies.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/10/11 at 11:58am
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Activision cannot die, it's merged with Blizzard to keep it alive. Which sucks.
     
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