Online Multi-Player First Person Shooter Adrenaline Fest
Otherwise known as COD
No, not that sort of Cod. That`s a fish that lives in the North Atlantic and tastes really nice with a little squeeze of lemon and a side order of peas.
Call Of Duty has a bad name outside the gaming community , it gets blamed for real world violence, anti-social behaviour and psychological problems. All of these attitudes are so ill-informed and yet it still goes on.
I play cod quite regularly, have done for several years. I find it perfect for unblocking " block ", as writers call it. I find it speeds up reaction time, you have no choice but to focus while playing it and the parallels with zen meditation are undeniable.
I only play the online multiplayer game, which might seem like a waste of money, but not for me. Its the only game i play, online or otherwise.
I`m also aware that some of you will have stopped reading by now, which is a shame because not many gamers fit into the media stereotype.
I was told by my doctor that i needed to sit in one position for two hours a day following a back operation in 2005, so i bought a gamecube. Simple as that. It was a great way to heal and a brilliant way of deferring the pain. I bought loads of games and didnt really take to any of them. Long story short - a friend loaned me Call of Duty 3 to play on xbox360, i tried in online and i`ve been with it ever since.
Unbelievably entertaining, funny, exhilarating and about as violent as table tennis.
Remember Duck Hunt ?
That`s all Call of Duty is really, a glorified, 3D version of Duck Hunt. The position of the targets are determined by the choices of real people, in real time, but it`s basically the same. I`m fairly sure the nay-sayers of 15 years ago who said these games would make people violent, would have been a generation raised on Monopoly. Did they all grow up to be millionare landlords? I guess not.
I cant really say what the actual "game " is like ( or single player as its called ) and a apologise profusely to the designers and producers because i know how much hard work goes into them, but, i dont play them.
This is how i play Call Of Duty online-
step on claymore
get mown down by helicopter fire.
xboxlive gamer tag : crowbloke
(currently on my 4th prestige, annoying the hell out of other gamers by running round with just a riot shield.)
edit : although that first picture looks like me, i can assure you , it isn't.