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[WSJ] 'Call of Duty' Sets Sights on a Fee

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Consumers are used to paying $60 each for videogames that run on consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now the publisher behind the industry's biggest videogame franchise— "Call of Duty"—is about to find out whether it can get them to pay a monthly bill, too.

Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to launch an online service called Call of Duty Elite this fall that will work with the next major edition of the game, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game. In a move industry executives describe as a first, Activision plans to charge a monthly subscription fee for the service, which will provide extra content that isn't offered on game discs sold in stores, including downloadable map packs that give players new "Call of Duty" levels to play.

Activision executives said they haven't yet figured out how much to charge for the service, but they expect the cost to be less than fees for comparable online-entertainment services, such as a $7.99-a-month Netflix Inc. movie subscription. Portions of the service will be free, including features inspired by Facebook Inc. that will let "Call of Duty" players meet for online gun battles with others who share various affiliations and interests.
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people will do it because that have to have there beloved call of duty 15 modern warefare 6.
i am about tired of playing the same game over and over and I WILL NOT pay a fee just so i can play cod4 again.
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hyper-realistic combat-simulation
every word is so wrong.
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Pretty sad when billions aren't enough. They have 2 franchises that make that amount and they try to get more.
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First I thought this was the worst thing in existence, but than I guess it makes sense. The thing is, they better be releasing content on an AT LEAST monthly basis to justify this monthly bill going on.......
    
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ... the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa
    
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So......you drop $60 on the game, another $15-$30 (depending on the number of DLCS) to get the full game, Xbox Live subscription, and now THIS charge? *facepalm*. Call of Duty Kiddies need to wake up.
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I hope this kills the franchise honestly.
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I bet they'd make more money charging 1200MSP per 4 map pack releasing every couple months. I think they're just trolling now.
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You tell 'em Richard. Hyper-realistic it is not. Hyper-preteens it is.
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