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Can We All Stop being COD�ist

I�m going to make this short and to the point. What is up with all the Call of Duty (CoD) hate? Really, it�s starting to become a clich� around the gaming world. Now, I must admit, I am not a First Person Shooter (FPS) fan, but CoD games are enjoyable, and well made. Actually, CoD is one of the most polish games around. Yes, it�s made by a big company with millions of dollars, but is that enough of reason to hate on it. Why hate on a genre that is popular? Oh, it�s the type of people who play them, right? Well, to be honest, that is kind of a dumb reason to hate on the game - any game. Okay, so CoD happens to be played by a bunch of �jocks��and? Is that a problem? Why are you judging a game by who plays it, and not judging the game itself? I happened to love the whole blockbuster movie vibe from the CoD games, and I love that the games are short. It seems that gamers are getting this same pretentious attitude that snobby film goers have. You know what I�m talking about - the film gore that mocks anything mainstream, yet seem to lack the intellect to enjoy both. It is possible to enjoy both high and low art, but attacking a game �cause it�s popular is just sad and typical. Yes, it�s typical. It�s typical because that is all I read in the comments when I see any trailer for any FPS game, or any game that has a lot of shooting. I would have never thought in my years of actively playing video games that gamers would attack each other because of the genre, or the type of people who play it. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if the imitation is done right, then everyone should be happy, right? I also have to point out the ludicrous statement that all games now-a-days are all CoD clones. I would argue that the majority of games are not, however, it�s not hard to see that there is a �small- section of CoD clones. The last game, beside Homfront, to be called a CoD clone, was the re-boot of Medal of Honor. I remember getting Medal of Honor: Frontline for the PS2, and guess what? It�s pretty much like CoD. I ran around, shot a lot of people, and there were -some- stealth sequences sprinkled to mix things up. Hmmm, sounds familiar? There is nothing to complain about the gaming industry now regarding original ideas. There are tons of original ideas swimming around; these ideas are made into a game; and these games with original ideas do sell.

If you have legitimate reasons for disliking the CoD games, then fine. Remember, everything in this world is subjective, but if you�re just going to echo what other people say around the internet then you�re just making a fool out of yourself. By saying �go play CoD� or �you don�t like this *insert game*, then you must like CoD� it just shows your stupidity. Plus, just because a game is different does not mean a game is good, but apparently Catherine and The Last Guardian are already masterpieces because they are not CoD. Ugh, typical. Lets wait to judge a game.
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About VenusInFursone of us since 4:39 PM on 02.11.2011

Wow, I have a twitter now. Hmmm, would you like to follow me? Here, take this link. If you follow me; I will make all your dreams come true: Twitter

Here's my Tumblr; it's where I write all my miscellaneous stuff: Tumblr

Do you like films? Do you like my writing? If so, then have a look at my movie blog: Flixist

I'm a student. I'm currently working on my second degree. My past jobs were working at a gym and Urban Outfitters. I love to play guitar, read, listen to music, and watch films. I'm funny and enjoy the arts. I sometimes can ramble on about literature and films. I'm born and breed in New York. I'm easy going and I love fashion. My favorite system is the DS. I constantly shop at Urban Outfitters and Topshop. I really don't know what else to say. Oh yeah, I'm a cool guy!

I Stand Alone, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Antichrist, Enter The Void, Dogtooth

Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lhasa De Sela, MC5, Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Manu Chao, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails

The Trial, Notes From Underground, Paris Spleen, Crime And Punishment, Junky, Hunger, Nausea, The Stranger

Super Mario Bros., Lost in Shadow, Braid

Favorite Articles I've written:

Demon's Souls: An Allegory for Life


Diary of a Breton: Journey to Solitude

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Explain Yourself!

Venus, Put on some Fur and let's Talk

Front Page Articles

The Emasculation of a Father

A Small Thank You

I started a blog at this very site to let some of my feelings out. In some way Destructoid was therapy for me. I write about everything from my mother, past relationships, financial situations, friends, hipsters, school, etc. This is done not for sympathy, but as a way to expresses myself. My financial situation is a mess and I have no idea how I�m going to make a living, but writing and reading some of the response from great users have bought a wealth of positiveness to my life; It really doesn�t have to be anything big, but a simple comment of appreciation is enough to fill my heart with joy. It�s strange writing this, but joining this community has been the best thing I've ever done, well, second best thing; getting laid is pretty cool. What I�m trying to say here is thank you. Thank you for this awesome community. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for being awesome.

A big thanks goes to falsenipple for the header!

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The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Original)

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