It's time to give the haters a platform for a day.

There are millions of Call of Duty fans but at times, it seems there are more haters than lovers. Now, most vent their hatred and hostility in boards and forums across the Internet and for the most part, very little of it is publishable.

But after hearing it all for years, we thought it'd be fun to give one of you anti-CoD peeps a chance to publish a piece with PSX Extreme. It'll be a guest editorial and you can tackle your dislike of Activision's blockbuster any way you see fit. However, as we are a legitimate source and aren't in the business of posting venom-filled rants, there are a few rules:

1. Please make it an appropriate length. If you're not sure, check our articles; here's an example .

2. No swearing and no "e-speak." Some halfway decent writing skills will be required.

3. Leave PSXE out of it. We've never taken a strong stance one way or the other on this franchise.

When you're done penning your painfully masterful piece of negativity, send it to me (no attachments) at-

bdutka[at]psxextreme.com

I will select the winner on Monday, so you've got the weekend to come up with something that's both informative and passionate (an article can be passionate without being ugly, you know). It's an important topic, so we figure gamers deserve a chance to call out from a beyond the forums. Oh, and don't freak out CoD fans…we'll give you your shot when this is over. 😉

Lastly, there are no prizes for this beyond publication. If you're looking for that kind of thing, feel free to participate in our So You Think You Can Review Video Games contest .

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xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Hey Ben did you make this for me 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Hmmm, I don't actually hate Cod but I sure hate a lot of what it does. I may have an idea for this but it would be outside the norm. Maybe I can push for honorable mention.

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
8 years ago

Can't wait to read what the haters are gonna say!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

I hate CoD because it sparks and brings about stuff like this!

But more importantly I like CoD because it's fun and I enjoy games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Oh yeah? Fun is bad and I don't enjoy games.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Hopefully you'll enjoy reading the stuff someone comes up with. That should be intriguing.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
8 years ago

Awesome. I can't wait to read what people come up with.

ThePoetRazel
ThePoetRazel
8 years ago

Would you prefer AP style or?

MrAnonymity
MrAnonymity
8 years ago

I'm so tempted, but I'll stay out of it. Rather than focus on my hatred, I'll just stick to what I enjoy.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
8 years ago

Hate is such a strong word…I just don't care about it..lol, not enough to spend money on it anyways. From what I've seen of the game played, I just can't bring myself to pick them up for myself. Anytime I've actually thought about it, I'll see another game that I want more.

Then again, when I'm shopping for a game,FPS games are usually the last genre I look for, so by the time I get to them, I've probably already spent my money on something else.


Last edited by CH1N00K on 5/11/2012 12:33:44 AM

faraga
faraga
8 years ago

I don't really hate COD. I think the people that hate it, hate it because of the many underage people playing it and, mostly, because it seems to be "cool" to hate the game. Just think for yourself people and realize that it's an okay game, but certainly not "THA WORST GAME EVAR".

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
8 years ago

i hate call of duty because the multiplayer is just so very very fun and therefore trillions of people enjoy playing it. this means other developers try to mimic Cod instead of inventing new games / more Rpg and other genres that i prefer instead increasing my hatred by the day.

How dare Activision make a product people love and want when i dont like it – how dare they. what makes it even more infuriating is the fact its the same game they release every year yet lessor minds cannot see this and still get enjoyment playing it – oh the simpletons.

It seems to be either kids or seniors as well as people of low intelligence that buy this addictive garbage year in year out while people of superior intellect and taste like myself are held back and have our gaming needs stifled by the lack of innovation perpetuated by activision (damn them)

luckily we have forums to berate these cromagnon Cod sheep/mindless fools and enjoy the opportunity to offer our obviously enlightened commentry on every cod article – so join me in a superior sneer at these cod imbeciles

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Big props for using "cromagnon" in there. I like to alternate that with "Neanderthal" 🙂

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

… We got a winner. 🙂

I join in on that superior sneeze!

dairyworker
dairyworker
8 years ago

i can't hold it in any longer…

my feeling on the game is insignificant, i will only say that i am lonely cuse my good friend who for years i could depend on as my only racing game companion now plays nothing but COD.

i do not have the skills to write a whole article but here are a few points

if you are not fan of something but are constantly being berated by fans of said product or by continuos adds (music,movies, games, whatever) after a while you start to hate it more every time it is brought up.

when a game is rated M and 75% (from what i have ever seen) of the players online are 12 year olds spewing things from their mouths that a veteran sailor wouldn't even think of, and the older players who are there seem to encourage this type of behaviour and, well, thats not cool

the only other point i will is that activision can do whatever they want the market will dictate if its viable or not, but i personally would rather have an enjoyable instalment to my favourite franchise thats fun to (re)play for two years or so then a true next step in the series with actual upgrades to the graphics and gameplay then a "new" version of the same game every year.

i dont play FPS games much, but this series suffers from the same things EA has done with the NFS series which i used to love but cant remember now when i last tried a "new" release and thought to myself…self, you need to buy this.

for those who hate it so much … relax it will go away sooner or later, remember tony hawks pro skater… and guitar hero.


Last edited by dairyworker on 5/11/2012 6:52:52 AM

___________
___________
8 years ago

easier and shorter question would be whats not to hate about COD?
they recycle the same crap year in year out, they refuse to upgrade the game to HD.
yes a multi billion dollar game is STILL running in sub HD!
whats most frustrating about it though is the fact that antivision are satisfied with copying and pasting each years iteration when the series is so popular.
its definitely the leader in the industry, so you would like to think the company who makes the most money would be the one who is putting the most into games to push the industry forward.
but there not, if anything there doing that by far the least!
there swimming in cash but there games are by far the least innovative and "next gen".
thats my biggest gripe with not just COD but antivision too.
not that they CTRL + A, CTRL + C, CTRL + V every game, but there happy in doing that and still fight tooth and nail saying there the ones pushing the industry forward the most.

while watching south park the other day, that episode where john edwards comes to south park and is tricking people.
got to the part where stan says to him your not giving people false hope, your holding back the evolution of the human race you douche!
then it clicked, thats antivision.
not only are they holding back the genre but there holding back the entire industry by releasing the same stuff year in year out.

leaders should be leading, not holding the pack back!

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
8 years ago

Well said, and I agree.

Hynad
Hynad
8 years ago

*they're

djr4yman
djr4yman
8 years ago

Also they're, there, their 3 totally different words. Learn them people. 😉

Godslim
Godslim
8 years ago

its like asking y people may hate wow lol

JDC80
JDC80
8 years ago

I don't hate it nor I'm a big fanboy of the series, I like it for what it is a short game that put you into intense moment and I can rack up trophies. But let's be real here outside the COD games that take places in WWII/Cold war era I can't tell the difference between them. At least with annual games like Assassin's Creed they always add something different to the gameplay.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

Don't hate COD, over time it gets old fast, couple of matches will do for me a day.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 5/11/2012 2:00:03 PM

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

There would be zero hatred for this franchise if it didn't sell well.

djr4yman
djr4yman
8 years ago

"Oh, and don't freak out CoD fans…we'll give you your shot when this is over. ;)" CoD biggest fans are like 12 years old. Do you think they will have what it takes or number 2? (No swearing and no "e-speak." Some halfway decent writing skills will be required.) I doubt it.

ImaginaryTurtle
ImaginaryTurtle
8 years ago

I played CoD mostly just for the campaign. The multiplayer is a lost cause because it's basically the same for every game and apparently it doesn't reach out to any mature audience, theres far too many kinds playing that game and they play it way too often. My favorite part of multiplayer is co-op but those special ops are lame I'd rather just have another player going through the campaign with me like in world at war but better.