Tuesday, November 15th 2011

Loyal PC Call of Duty Gamers: No CoD Elite For You?

Just over a week ago, we brought you frustrating news that the brand new Call of Duty Elite social network was going to be delayed for the PC, once again leaving the PC gaming crowd feeling like second class citizens compared to their console counterparts. Now, in a bitter blow, it appears that the Elite service may shut out loyal PC gamers altogether. Plus, as is typical of big companies, the message was delivered in the most terse and disrespectful way possible, via a short Twitter tweet:
@thejuggz We are working towards a universal Elite experience but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC.
So, that's it then, PC gamers may never get it and there's no explanation why. One can only surmise that it's due to the alleged "security issues" previously alluded to. Therefore, hopefuls will just have to wait on tenterhooks for an undefined period of time. So, the biggest sales launch in history isn't enough to convince the company to support the PC platform? It looks like detractors of the Call of Duty franchise have a very legitimate axe to grind this time, doesn't it? Probably the best way to view this unfortunate news is that the benefits weren't worth it anyway.
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30 Comments on Loyal PC Call of Duty Gamers: No CoD Elite For You?

#1
NC37
Could that be because PC gamers are smart enough not to waste money on junk like that? We've had too much of the free DLC from Valve and others.

Still think this is insane that they want you to subscribe to a FPS. Social networking? LMAO, you play to kill people! Everytime I've played, or seen a friend play CoD online, most of the players are ones I would consider sub human. Ones that think their voice is their virtual wee wee because they have a mic. People want to make friends with that?
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#2
HomerPepsi
I think the article needs to rewritten from a neutral perspective.

Just to meet good practices in reporting.

BTW why pay to play cod when you can play BF3 for FREE!?!!

Also whats with that ugly ass MW3 Elite logo? Is that official? :confused:
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#3
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
And they wonder why they have to twitter for people to boost their Metacritic User Scores.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC
OMG, people carm down. It be done when it's done because they have no fixed time like hell most software don't mean it will never be..

Like shiii twitter hahhaha maybe a employer is having some fun seeing what people act like and like always same shit. Not as if we need more of COD anyways hell SP only lasts like 3 hours lol..

The last 4 games should of been one game LMAO.
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#5
erixx
I could not but wonder about the use of "loyal" in the title and text body. Why call PC users "loyal"?
Loyal?
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#6
EastCoasthandle
This is expected. And since we know they are already working on MW4 it's assumed they are hashing out a method to offer it via it's online system that would incorporate it the way they want to do it.
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#7
Jarman
modern warfare mp is bad anyway. The only decent one was the original modern warfare...even that was too geared so n00bs could easily get kills.

The days of decent FPS like UT Quake and CS 1.6 are all but gone.
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#9
Dj-ElectriC
I am, a proud one. or at least used to be...
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#10
Cold Storm
Battosai
I gotta quote this because I feel it's true..
Well. The 360 was down for 2 days and they got a free month.
Lets say the elite launches Dec. 8th. Thats 30 days. Do we PC users get our 15 months of free elite?

No? How about a reduction in price since we arnt getting a full game AS PROMISED on the box.
No? Well. What do we get? Oh thats right. Nothing. Your stupid game was pirated 2 weeks before launch on the 360 and you blamed PC users who didnt even have the full game piratable. Then it came out for ps3 while the PC STILL didnt have a piratable version and STILL you blamed the pc.

And now, when you hold back content, get more profit from the pc sales than the consoles and still you treat us as a second hand console.

Read more: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/718382/pc-version-of-call-of-duty-elite-not-guaranteed-to-launch/#comments#ixzz1doTSEdxE
From G4tv bunnyglomp
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#11
Jarman
vote with wallet...don't buy it
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#12
Dj-ElectriC
If PC gamers will not buy the games they will shoot themself in the foot, IW will cut the development for this platform
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#13
MikeTyson
MW1 will always remain the best for me

I mean yea, in general it was shit but once you get to the likes of PAM4 or Promod... it was just a whole other level of competitive FPS
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#14
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
i dont casre about elite or mw3 for that matter, i may own it eventually. What i really wish though is that they made a COD cross platform then I would buy it gladly for the sole reason to rape some console players shit. then after a 22/2 KD ask him why he is so slow.
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#15
assaulter_99
by: Dj-ElectriC
If PC gamers will not buy the games they will shoot themself in the foot, IW will cut the development for this platform
So going by your logic, we should blindly give Mr Bobby K our hard earned $$$, no questions asked?

I understand your point, but with a COD game, especially with the last ones which seem like endless rehashed hollywood blockbusters, I'll gladly pass.
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#16
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Dj-ElectriC
If PC gamers will not buy the games they will shoot themself in the foot, IW will cut the development for this platform
We can only hope that does happen. The COD franchise stopped innovating years ago, thats fine on consoles who are limited, but as PC's have grown in power, the game has remained the same. Activision has made Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, do you notice the trend? If not Tony Hawk (14 Games in 11 years), Guitar Hero (11 Games in 5 years), COD (8 Games in 8 years). Activisions trend of running IPs into the ground and leaving them milked and dried is tried and true, and they will keep rehashing until sales drop, so by all means, keep supporting it, because I won't.
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#17
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I say who cares. The last CoD game that was worth anything was CoD4. By releasing a new game every year and keeping old shitty graphics without destructible environments, they are killing the franchise. Ill stick with BF3.
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#18
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: Dj-ElectriC
I am, a proud one. or at least used to be...
+1

I must have put more then 1000hrs into CoD:United Offensive. I was in total love with that game and i cried when i was dragged off it my a friend to go play BF2.

Some games you wish could last forever you know?

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Now about this MW3 Elite Malarky.

I did say in a previous post that i wouldnt be suprised if they never release it for PC - and here we are... suprise suprise.

Even though they are saying they are trying to make it work. I wouldnt hold my breath.

Its not as if they will go hungry or have to remorgage their 2 million dollar mansions because they couldnt con a small percentage of the market - aka the 'PC gamers' to buy into their CoD Elite scheme.


if this had been a few years back with Mw1, Id go away feeling really butthurt and shafted about it. but I just really dont care tbh. I dont see any CoD titles as worth buying unless its the older ones like CoD1, 2, MW or W@W
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#19
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: HomerPepsi
I think the article needs to rewritten from a neutral perspective.

Just to meet good practices in reporting.
Good practices, huh? Hmmm... ;)

by: HomerPepsi
BTW why pay to play cod when you can play BF3 for FREE!?!!

Also whats with that ugly ass MW3 Elite logo? Is that official? :confused:
So how do you play BF3 for free? I don't think you mean pirated, either. Both games have free multiplayer modes, so what do you mean?

Yes, that fugly logo is real. I couldn't believe it either. :p

And to all those that wonder why I used the word "loyal". It's not hard to see. I'm talking about those masses of PC gamers that have bought every iteration of the game going and in particular, did their bit for the $400M Activision made in sales on MW3. Those loyal customers. Way to go Activision. :slap:
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#20
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: qubit
I'm talking about those masses of PC gamers that have bought every iteration of the game going and in particular, did their bit for the $400M Activision made in sales on MW3. Those loyal customers. Way to go Activision. :slap:
FYI - Most of the shops around london. probably only had about 30-40 copies of the PC game to sell at the most.

The rest of the shelf was for PS3&360 versions.

In fact when Me and a friend queued for the midnight release of MW2, me and my friend were probably the only 2 guys in the queue that walked out of the shop with a PC copy.

they only had 1 shelf for the PC copies. the entire shop was for console lol. I would think its gotten worse since then
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#21
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
@Freedom

Sure, but it's still a lot of players overall and they have contributed to those fat profits.

Anyway, take a look at the front page, as there's an update...
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#22
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: qubit
@Freedom

Sure, but it's still a lot of players overall and they have contributed to those fat profits.

Anyway, take a look at the front page, as there's an update...
Albeit mainly from console players
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Dont get me wrong. There are a lot of PC players that might have purchased the game. but i dont think it takes up such a big share of the sales as you think.
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#23
Fx
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
whos loyal to the MW franchise for PC anyways?
I am. however, I am not losing sleep over all of this Elite BS

I bought vanilla and that it all I need to frag some noobs
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#24
HomerPepsi
by: qubit
Good practices, huh? Hmmm... ;)



So how do you play BF3 for free? I don't think you mean pirated, either. Both games have free multiplayer modes, so what do you mean?


Good practices, best practices; tomato / tomAHto. Either way the post still reads biased. (But, I am no English major, nor MW3 fan... what do I know. :wtf: )

As for BF3, I meant that you get the social gamer stuff for free.
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#25
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: HomerPepsi
Good practices, best practices; tomato / tomAHto. Either way the post still reads biased. (But, I am no English major, nor MW3 fan... what do I know. :wtf: )

As for BF3, I meant that you get the social gamer stuff for free.
Oh yeah, it's rich in commentary. ;)

Thanks for clarifying the gamer stuff.

EVERYONE: CHECK OUT THE UPDATE ON THE FRONT PAGE!
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