Tag: Call of Duty

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade”: The D-Day Landings in Video Games

The seas are rough, the landing craft crash through the waves, and the ramps lower to meet a wall of German machine gun fire that scythes through the soldiers packed into the small boats. As corpses fall into the water, dying it red, the player advances, trying to seek some sort of protection. So begins a typical level in many video games whose focus is the Second World War—the invasion of Normandy, France. D-Day: June 6, 1944.… Read the rest

Annual Releases

Every year, a new FIFA comes out. Every year, a new Madden comes out. For the past few years, a new Call of Duty comes out. A few years ago, a new Guitar Hero came out every year until the market became over-saturated with music rhythm games and the new releases stopped in 2011. These games are considered to be annual releases, which means a new version of the game is released every year. This year we got FIFA 13, Madden 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and many more “annual releases”. These games, essentially, keep on being released every year until they become unprofitable which in the case of the Guitar Hero series they “die”.… Read the rest