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After a decade of digitizing combat, the team behind Call of Duty has spent a lot of time learning from the United States military. With the creation of the Call of Duty Endowment charity, Activision started giving back to the troops. We spoke with Activision Publishing's CEO Eric Hirshberg and Infinity Ward's executive producer Mark Rubin about this program and how the team learns from and gives back to the military. You can visit the official site to learn more about the Call of Duty Endowment program.
Watch the video below to learn about the relationship between Call of Duty and the military and why the game is so far from reality.
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Okay so GI doesn't let people debate American politics directly affecting the troops and vets mentioned in this news story? Is this China??
That could be part of the reason the game has stuck around through 12 versions now or whatever number, the relationship with the military and military people playing the game. I can appreciate that angle of Activision donating money to the military. Still tired of hearing about COD, seeing it in the stores, all the hype, it's been around too long and the gameplay is not as evolved as it should be for all those versions. If there is such a thing as a "fanboy" game, that is it. There are simply much better games out there today and I won't waste my time with it anymore. COD is sort of like a drug, people are addicted to it. Activison can stamp Call of Duty on a box and certain people automatically buy it.
From my real-world experience in a combat zone, the young troops had a bad habit of reloading too often. A habit they invariably got from playing these shooters.
Such a great video!