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themanwithnoname said:
deathbleachnarutodbz said:

Activision seems to be on quite a roll with pissing off their user base.  Their newest declaration may top the heap: Activision wants to start charging an online fee to play their Call of Duty games, similar to World of Warcraft.

Speaking at BMO Capital Market Conference, the CFO of Activision Blizzard, Thomas Tippl, said, “You should expect us to test and ultimately launch additional online monetization models of some of some of our biggest franchises like Call of Duty.”

While he admits it may be difficult to replicate the same format that World of Warcraft uses, there is no doubt that Tippl is looking forward to charging even more to play Activision’s games.  I guess charging $60 for the games with a few $10 map packs thrown in isn’t enough…

Activision wins single handed for trying to kill of it's most popular francise.

Honorable metion is microsoft with HALO.

Sure thing buddy.

Thats my point.  Why thet hell did he mention Halo in same breath with Activision?  Not the same thing at all.



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Activision dont even make games anymore. If they do charge for battle.net, (which is inevitable) im shredding my warcraft CD; thats what I think of them. A greedy conglomerate of a company.

 

Edit: Ill probably start boycotting if they really start to push my buttons.



Malstrom's been saying for a while that the games industry is just using the Hardcore



 

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omg, activision sucks shit
go to fucking hell you greedy bastards !



Doesn't suprise me. I guess it's a trade-off between losing existing/potenial customers and making more money from the online server fees. If it made them more money they sure would do it. However, I don't think it's wise to bite the hand that feeds you.

All companies are looking to make more money, so it's hard to single out Activision...



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^You can make money without screwing over your customers like this, look at Nintendo



 

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This is starting to not surprise me.

and I'm talking about both the idiotic comments coming from activision and the digs at the Microsoft that seem to populate every thread, even those that barely relate to the company (a 3rd party developer's publisher is making a comment about a game that appears on one of Microsoft's gaming consoles, now's my chance to attack!).

and I'm not even speaking about the last line in the OP either. By the way, I'm pretty sure each Halo game adds to the overall plot of the Halo franchise. I'm not sure what parties, kart racing and being at the olympic games has to do with saving the princess at this point. Unless I've missed something....



HAHA, I will never buy another CoD game if they charge a fee.



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they most be pretty high if they think iam gonna pay to play a game i already paid for



That would suck for XBL users,they are already paying to play games online...