there has come a time in my life where i am asking myself some serious questions. i have looked back on my past and have been doing some soul-searching. should i? should i take the leap? shit, what if it’s not right? it’s a classic dilemma faced by everyone:
… do i buy the sequel to the last call of duty or not?
i impulse bought the last one, call of duty: modern warfare 2, as i have mentioned previously. it was great. we were young, and we were in love. it felt… right, you know? we started to drift apart. some nights, i wanted to go out. some nights, i wanted to entertain at home. but modern warfare 2 didn’t like that shit.
‘pleaaaaaase come play with me’, it would whine. ‘online is, like, so much fun’.
sometimes i would do just that. it’s hard to resist such a pretty face after a while. but then i maxed out on it. got my fill of it, if you will. it started wanting more from me, demanding time that wasn’t mine to give. eventually, we started arguing over money – like most couples.
modern warfare 2: ‘$15. more maps. how the hell is that not a good idea?’
obnoxious gamer: ‘meh. didn’t i pay $70 already? i love you and all, but not sure i want to pay $90 for a ps3 game.’
modern warfare 2: ‘oh, so now i’m not worth it?’
obnoxious gamer: ‘sure you are. and i have it. i’m looking at the bigger picture here, uhm, you know, for us.’
modern warfare 2: ‘more. maps. was i not clear?’
obnoxious gamer: ‘yeah. you were. but i’m not gonna be paying for what essentially amounts to NO VALUE.’
and on and on it went. i don’t see much of it anymore. we share the same space still, and we have a history together. plus, we have a lot of friends in common. however, we’ve both pretty much moved on. it eventually started dating other people – and since i never stopped, it was business as usual. anyway, it’s added a new member to its family.
here is the birth announcement from eb games/gamestop/whateverthefuck it’s calling itself these days:
Prepare for the follow-up to the biggest entertainment launch in history: on November 9th Call of Duty: Black Ops will introduce you to the elite world of Black Ops. The award-winning developer Treyarch will take you behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the groundbreaking and record-setting, No. 1 first-person action series of all-time. Call of Duty: Black Ops will have dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op.
$70 on november 9. and if that doesn’t move you, this is a ps3 exclusive.