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In a blind attempt to convert Call of Duty players into Battlefield fans, EA has been paying million+ subscription base Call of Duty commentators to promote their game. We have seen it over the past couple of weeks, but just how deep does this promotion go and what does it mean for the Battlefield fans supporting the game before this marketing blitz?

Well, pretty deep as it may seem. EA has invited countless Call of Duty only commentators to witness the reveal of Battlefield 4 in both San Francisco and Sweden while failing to invite countless, worthy, Battlefield centric Youtube commentators.

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Brace for impact folks, I'm out.
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Online FPS games have become a joke since the day's of America's Army, BF1942, BF2, CS, and Unreal Tournament, you know games that took actual skill. Nowadays anyone can pick it up and be "pro" at it.
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Its hard to kill COD. COD is for nubs and kids. They cant play BF.
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Mainstream FPS games are like Fifa or madden these days.

I'd much rather stick to playing BC2 or get my fix from smaller titles like PS2, Tribes, CS:GO etc. And Arma 3 for the authenticity and big scales of course.
 
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Its hard to kill COD. COD is for nubs and kids. They cant play BF.

Hate to break it to you. But, the same people playing Call of Duty are also playing Battlefield.

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I am not surprised by this, EA is king of shady.

I am surprised they haven't sued Eminem for using the title of the Real Slim Shady......we all know EA is the real one.
    
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Brace for impact folks, I'm out.

Most of us could sense this was going to happen, just didnt know how soon........not surprising at all. EA probably looks up to "Activision" and the COD franchise. Look how long they managed to Milk COD with almost no end in sight making killer sales [In the millions each year, with little to no effort], I bet the EA execs just wet themselves thinking about if they were in their "Ideal" situation.

You guys have to realize at the end of the day to EA, its about how much money they made.
    
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I must say i enjoyed BF3. But i also find my self playing some cod once in a while.

I kinda lost interest with the cod series after MW2 though.

Perhaps i'm just an odd individual who enjoys both... :/ 

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Most of us could sense this was going to happen, just didnt know how soon........not surprising at all. EA probably looks up to "Activision" and the COD franchise. Look how long they managed to Milk COD with almost no end in sight making killer sales [In the millions each year, with little to no effort], I bet the EA execs just wet themselves thinking about if they were in their "Ideal" situation.

You guys have to realize at the end of the day to EA, its about how much money they made.

It's always about money when it comes to business. The difference between a good company and a bad company is how they go about it, EA doesn't exactly do anything wrong. I just don't think they listen to the community enough, it's their game and their ideals. I don't like that, other developers have done differently and proven the model works. That is what I would rather see, a developer listening to the community to make things accordingly.

Not saying EA refuses to listen, just that they could listen better.
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Hate to break it to you. But, the same people playing Call of Duty are also playing Battlefield.

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My Dad friend Kid he is like 13 i think. Plays PS3 with his friends. Sow me playing BF3 and bought it. Returned it 2 weeks latter because he sucked and was getting owned. Playes COD MW3 instead and instant buys BO II and loves it.
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