I would not know what the insane necessity for neverending conversation about recent Call of Duty is about because I do not own a modern game system and therefore, might have played the newer installments once or twice in my entire lifetime. I own a Playstation 2 and own Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Call of Duty: Big Red One, but at the time, it seemed like no one really cared much about Call of Duty, as I would talk about it and no one would listen. The first three installments got very little to no media attention from what I could see. The hysteria began when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came to attention and the franchise began to fly...
Nowadays, I do not have the money to buy an XBOX 360 or a PS3 so there is not many times I get a chance to play the new ones such as Call of Duty: Black Ops and the very recent Modern Warfare 3. It is amazing that Activision was able to create a game that could create such a buzz and now, gamers are high on kill/death ratios and completely addicted. No one can deny that the game provides a much needed break from reality and a chance to meet other players and attempt to beat their scores.
But everytime I sit at a lunch table now, at least 65% of the time, the topic changes to how either their K/D (Kill/Death) ratio is so much better than another person, the procedural step by step process on how they killed someone online, or when the game first comes out, I am () level and () rank. It is proven that school attendance is at a year's low the day after a new Call of Duty game is released. I completely understand the feeling, seeing that if I got a new video game (which only happens once a year with the release of the new Madden game), I would be playing it nonstop for hours and where does that leave time for studies or sleep? Well, it is a fact that when a situation like this takes shape, studies are the first thing that are tossed to the side, which once again, I cannot blame them.
So why is Call of Duty such a great topic of conversation and the center of attention in a lot of cases? In my opinion, I think it is all complete hype, but what do I know? I don't even own the game, let alone play it often. First person shooters have never been my best friend, as I would sit down for a quick game of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 anyday before playing a first person shooter. But Call of Duty finds a new conversation opponent in Skyrim, another game gaining mass hysteria lately. I would talk more about it, and I used to be a writer who finished his thoughts, but then I took an arrow to the knee..."
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