Hi, my name is The Glue and I’m a CoDaholic. I have both a 360 and PS3 and I have EVERY CoD since Cod4. I’ve easily spent hundreds of dollars on DLC for BOTH systems and who knows how many days I’ve sunk into the game…it’s a few.
I’ve enjoyed the single player campaigns immensely despite their brevity. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed the co op features in the IW games, the zombies and wager modes in the Treyarch games and the competitive multiplayer options in all of them. For some reason tho, I held off on getting Elite.
I’m primarily a PS3 gamer, and while the early release of DLC has helped me before (learn the maps on XBL…own the n00bs who haven’t played them when it drops on PSN), I just couldn’t reconcile another $50 for Elite while knowing that I’d still get my DLC a month late.
PS3 Elite users who didn’t take that into account are finding out about that just now, and they’ve unleashed a torrent of eRage on Activision for never overtly saying that PS3 Elite users would still get their DLC a month late.
They’ve got a point, too. In the CoD Elite Founders Booklet, on page 7 it specifically says: “Love map packs, but hate the wait? That ends now with Call Of Duty Elite.”
This was taken from the Elite booklet that was included with a friend’s purchase of the PS3 MW3 Hardened Edition. While I’m sure there’s enough plausable deniability for Activision to deflect any legit claims of false advertising or bait and switch…they still told PS3 Elite users in writing that “the wait” for map packs “ends now with Call Of Duty Elite.”
Now I knew this was coming, which is why I never bought into (or bought) Elite in the first place. I also realized that there would indeed be a backlash against Activision from the PS3 Elite Users who actually thought they’d get their DLC on time.
What I didn’t see coming was Activision setting some in house douchebag blogger out to give the finger to said PS3 Elite Users…which is pretty much what they did.
For those among us who can’t be bothered to click a link…I’m one of you, so don’t take that as an insult…I’ll basically grossly paraphrase it. That link goes to a blog called One Of Swords, and is for Dan something or other, who works at Activision…in some capacity or other.
Dan basically goes on his blog and says in a thinly veiled way that the PS3 Elite users who have been complaining about not getting their DLC at the same time as 360 Elite users are idiots for thinking that they would and should shut up and stop bothering him.
He then posted a second, less trite entry in which he tries to say he didn’t mean to be a douchebag…leaving me to assume that he’s just naturally…a douchebag.
It reminds me of the time that PS3 users were complaining about some other aspect of a CoD game (pretty sure it was MW2) and the Activision fucknut that was chatting with them got bitchy and went to the “Activision can always turn off the PS3 servers for any reason” retort.
Again…I have both systems, but I’m primarily a PS3 gamer. And I’m not gonna lie…I play CoD…a lot…I like CoD…it’s quick fun, I have a lot of friends who play and I’m fairly good at it.
But I don’t like being told to fuck off, and that douchebag Dan whatsisname from Activision’s department of whatever just told a large portion of the PS3 community to fuck off. And for whatever reason…it’s not the first time this kind of bullshit has been levelled at PS3 gamers by Activision.
Now I realize that this will have next to no effect on Activision’s bottom line, and it may not even qualify as a speedbump to those corporate cockmasters, but I’m an American living in a free market, and while I’ve never shied away from speaking out with my voice or a keyboard, I also like to speak with my money.
And I look forward to all that DLC they have planned to drop so that I can officially say “Fuck you, Activision” by withholding any purchase of Activision products going forward.
So yeah, no Elite and no DLC on either system. I might still play zombies, but after the DLC drops for MW3 on PS3, I’ll probably stop playing CoD all together. I hope IW and Treyarch continue to make the games they want to make, and personally I’ve always liked Treyarch, dating back to their Spider Man games the previous gen…
…but fuck that. I’m out. Fuck you Activision…more importantly, fuck you Dan…and your gay ass blog. Seriously…how fucking gay is that name?? ”One of Swords,” you fuckin pantywaist bitch. Blog like you’ve got a cock.
Really Dan…I mean it. Fuck you. And everyone who lives in your house. Your momma ain’t shit.