Call of Duty: Black Ops. Its been breaking all sorts of industry records this past week or so. Not only video game records, though, but also trashing the reigning king (in dollars and cents, at least) of the entertainment industry, the motion picture. But is it as good a game as the sales suggest?
Call of Duty: Black Ops just set a record yesterday. They sold $360 million dollars worth of gunslinging action yesterday, more than any entertainment property has ever sold. Of course, Activision already held the record from last year’s record-setting Modern Warfare 2. I was able to get my hands on a copy for a bit yesterday, and these are some of my first impressions . . .
Yesterday I had a conversation with my former Scoutmaster. He was giving me a letter formalizing my attainment of the Eagle Scout Rank. He said “Tell me if your Eagle Scout Award is signed by the President: I heard that he wasn’t signing them anymore.” He suggested that perhaps the President was afraid that the BSA organization churned out gun-totin’ men-of-the-mountains. And we simply can’t have that.