I’m going to go out on a limb and hazard a guess that many of you will be playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 this weekend. Please enjoy – I hear it’s a really strong entry in the series.
It’s amazing to witness a COD launch these days – it’s become a truly massive event in the entertainment calendar, and one that garners attention far outside the standard gaming media. No doubt we’ll hear extraordinary stats from Activision in the next week or so, revealing the staggering amount of players who’ve picked up the game this year.
Indeed, the first person shooter as a genre has becoming a dominant feature in the gaming landscape, in the same way that, say, platformers were in the ’80s and early ’90s. That said, there are plenty of gamers out there who just don’t get the appeal of the FPS. I wouldn’t quite put myself in that camp, but I certainly struggle to get into the majority of them.
So, your debate topic this week:
Do you love shooters? If so, why? Similarly, if you hate them, explain yourself!
I’ve got an apt prize on offer this week. The 10 most thoughtful posts get a download code for Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified on PS Vita. For more on the handheld entry in the franchise, see our recent interview with developer Nihilistic Software and check out the trailer below.
If your response is picked by our judges and you’re not a fan of the genre, I can offer a When Vikings Attack! code instead. Either way, good luck!