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The only reason why I bought a copy of black ops for the PS3 was because I wanted to play with one of my friends. There's no way I'm going to be playing a monthly subscription on the next game. My friends are just going to have to switch to Battlefield 3.
Same with me, I bought BO to play with friends.
But CoD gets old really fast for me, I still play BFBC2 and have put nearly 800 hours in that.
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Kotick is going to rake in heaps of cash on this one - the kiddies will love the fact that it will be their parents that will pay for it...
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So you pay $300 for your console
$60/yr for each new CoD installment
$30/yr for each new CoD DLC
And now $15/mo for "Elite"


I build a $1000 PC and buy games off Steam for $5-$20 when they go on sale (which console games never do, unless they're crap), and occasionally $50 for a new release. And I don't have to pay a monthly fee for anything I don't already pay for.


So who was saying that PC gaming is too expensive?
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Ahh yes, this makes Bf3 look all the sweeter to me. Bf has sucked after mw1 imo. I will not be buying Mw3 though. I hope this kills the series but there will still be suckers that have their mommy and daddy get said elite package. Ahh, someone to laugh at
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Wow, though I am not all that surprised. I don't understand why so many are comparing a monthly fee for COD to be like a monthly fee for WOW. It's not plain and simple. I agree with most here that is just milking a cow, and like others I hope this does kill the franchise. Even if it were just one dollar a month fee for access to this COD elite service I still wouldn't do it. It seems like with every game release from activision I am finding another reason to dislike their business practices.
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So you pay $300 for your console
$60/yr for each new CoD installment
$30/yr for each new CoD DLC
And now $15/mo for "Elite"


I build a $1000 PC and buy games off Steam for $5-$20 when they go on sale (which console games never do, unless they're crap), and occasionally $50 for a new release. And I don't have to pay a monthly fee for anything I don't already pay for.


So who was saying that PC gaming is too expensive?

Considering a lot of people pay that a month for their MMO's, I don't see where you're coming from. And this "Elite" thing as they call it, will probably apply to PC as well.

Which is exactly why I don't play MMOs. You build a system, pay for internet, and buy the game, yet they want 15 bucks a month for it. If it were something I played religiously, I could see spending 15-20 bucks a year for a dedicated online system. But that's it. But the neckbeards, they like shelling out cash to do the same raids over and over again.
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Activision Blizzard is an oxymoron.
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Yeah I'm gonna pass. No way in hell im paying for a ranking system and clans, which should be free. I refuse to support a developer who puts two years in to a payment system for their halfassed game, and zero time for just some shoddy weapon reskins.
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I love this quote from an exec at Activision, "There's been speculation that we are trying to charge for multiplayer. That is not the case," says Jamie Berger, vice president of digital for Activision. "But we know tens of millions are expecting more from us.".

More from us? This isn't really that kind of "more" that "millions" might expect from you.
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one thing stuck out on me, was them calling the game hyper-realistic. how in the world can you shoot 2 shotguns at the same time and still be on your feet running around?
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