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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Call Of Duty

aka:  
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.

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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-

spawn.

get shot

spawn

run.

get shot.

spawn, run
throw grenade.

step on claymore

spawn

get shot.

swear alot.

spawn

get mown down by helicopter fire. 

rage quit.
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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.





4 comments:

  1. spawn.

    get shot

    spawn

    run.

    get shot.

    spawn, run
    throw grenade.

    step on claymore

    spawn

    get shot.

    swear alot.

    spawn

    get mown down by helicopter fire.

    rage quit (not so much any more!).

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  2. to be fair, i generally see it through to the end. winning and losing is never an issue, its all about the participation.

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  3. I loved Duck Hunt! I have played Call of Duty and i love it too. I just never have the time to sit down and play it long enough. I have friends who play it for 3 or 4 hours a day

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    1. i know people who play several hours a day,, i wouldnt call them friends though.

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