NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. F*** everything about this. Earlier yesterday, Wall Street Journal revealed Activision's (ActiBlizzion?) plans for a subscription for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and all future titles. While I was hoping all rumors were leading to a big fat "no", something deep within told me it was going to happen(that or this interview). Now, the talk has been proven true as seen by the above trailer for Call of Duty Elite.
While Call of Duty Elite looks to be nothing more than a subscription based Bungie.net with exclusive DLC sprinkled in, we're still treated with a more than reasonable predicted-price of $7.99 per month. And yes, that fee is on top of whatever fees you might currently be paying. Essentially this will require you to rent map packs on a month-by-month basis and allow access to the same type of system Bungie has been offering for free.
Honestly, I'm not really sure what pisses me off more in this situation. It might be the fact that Activision is introducing one of the most corporate-based decisions I have ever witnessed within the video game industry, or it might also be how hard this trailer tries to appeal to gamers. I had the toughest f***ing time getting past even the first 3 minutes. I'm not really sure Activision knows which group of gamers to market this for.
Internet meme references? Check. Overly-excited "bro" gamer? Check, and bonus points for coming off as that Dad who desperately strives to be seen as cool by his 13-year-old son's friends. BABIES WITH FLAMETHROWER JOKES LOL? Holy f***ing sh**, are you serious?
Does anyone plan to pay for this?