Lemme guess. Somewhere before Nov 10 and Black Friday.
Oh look at that. Nailed it.
You know what activision should do? release a full sdk and map/mod creation kit for the PC for the last black ops, or even as far back as the original Modern Warfare. Allow dedi servers ran by third party. Open it up, don't try to police, just let the freaky flag fly and see what happens.
They'll still make a killing selling the annual release to people who don't know any better/don't game on PC/Just want something "fresh" (lol). With how much momentum this franchise has behind it (both positive and negative) they could truly do something new and exciting, bolster sales of a game they've already made fortunes off of long ago, and improve social standing in one fell swoop by doing this. Most importantly, the most vocal and arguably most influential demographic in gaming and tech would applaud them.
And I guaran-damn-tee you it'll be a hell of a lot cheaper than they're current "spend few hundred thousand making, few million marketing it" strategey, and may even be a better value, (gotta hand it to them, they keep doing this beacuse they repeatedly make a killing doing it). I know I've asked for way too much already, but launch it with a thorough sdk documentation and newb-training tutorials and they would single handedly have one of the greatest modding communities of all time. OF ALL TI- nope can't do that with a straight face.
EDIT: Woo! 1,000 posts! Only took 4 years Edited by TheSprunk - 3/2/12 at 1:38am