More Reviews
REVIEWS Boss! Review
PlayStation Vita owners looking to exercise a little frustration can look to this rather low-fi title about creating a monster and destroying everything in your path.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Review
Part 2 of Square-Enix and Disney's cooperative compilation cash-cow is ready to milk the series for another go, but does the milk taste sweet or is it spoiled?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: Out Now

Kalimba
Release date: Out Now

Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
If this awful trend is going to persist, you may as well do it your way.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP KevinS
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

DAILY MANIFESTO

The "War" Between Call of Duty and Battlefield 3 Is Entirely Orchestrated

Posted on Wednesday, September 28 @ 09:30:00 Eastern by

It's not hard to connect two very loud, very explosive dots. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are direct competitors if there ever was such a thing. As first-person shooters launching simultaneously across consoles and PC, there should be no doubt in your mind that EA and Activision intend for you to buy their game and not the other's.

Unfortunately for the brand managers, marketers, and publishing executives, the developers themselves can't stop gushing about each other. Take the latest Battlefield 3 tagline for example:

Above and Beyond the Call.

Those are fighting words, but in seeming lockstep, DICE developers are there to praise the competition:

DICE has nothing to do with the bashing of COD. We have mad love for [Infinity Ward] and Treyarch, anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

This epidemic of fanboy-mongering is boiling over. I know Battlefield 3's release is only a month away and its highly anticipated beta is landing on consoles and PCs everywhere now, but the developers themselves are being shouted over by the fans.

Both games will likely be first-rate experiences. It's true that not everyone can afford both titles, but the venomous cross banter between both camps is borderline laughable. Each title will have strengths and each will have weaknesses, but the least you could do is remove yourself from the equation by thinking before you post your inane comments.

The fanboys out there were originally victims, but now they purport the supposed "battle" between these two franchises themselves. If you're reading this: You aren't just being played by the marketing. You're a part of the machine now. It's time to stop.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus