Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII announced; October 12, 2018

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Two weeks prior to RDR2 is not a coincidence. If you're releasing a game in Q4, stay as far away from Oct. 26 as you can.
Publishers (hopefully) aren’t dumb. The domination that RDR had in 2010 was pretty thorough, leading new franchises to crash and burn and their development houses to shutter.

RDR2 isn’t a bear that you want to poke, because you’ll end up getting gruesomely mauled— in a sales/business sense.
 
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If they learned anything it WILL be boots on the ground. I'm having a much better time in WWII than I did with Infinite/Advanced/BLOPS3 multiplayer.

I'm guessing they went with the incorrect IIII because it's symmetrical??
 
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I want to see the cover. The three Black Ops covers were similar to each other, can't wait to see what they do for this one.
 
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I will only buy this if it's a cowboy western setting. I'm so sick of them just putting a new coat of paint on the same game. Gimme revolvers and lever action rifles along with tnt. See CoD that's how you do it... Now pay me.
 
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It's annoying they went 'IIII' instead of 'IV' but whatever. Looking forward to the reveal. Kinda weird it's releasing in October. I wonder what Activision has for November if they have anything.
 
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This. Boots on the ground all the way.
Eh, I could go either way.

I thought a return to "boots on the ground" would be refreshing, but movement in the WWII beta felt so stiff and slow that I didn't end up picking up the final game (although that had as much to do with the tiny maps and removal of perks/customization). Best case scenario for me would be a rotating stable of styles among futuristic wall-running entries, grounded modern entries, and wild card historical entries that could cover anything from World Wars to Ancient Rome, but I'm also one of those weirdos who thinks the games would be better without mechanics like quick-scoping and drop-shotting, so I may not be the CoD core audience. =P

Boots on the ground or butts in the sky, I'll be there day one for BO IV if they bring back class customization. It's been too long since my last proper CoD fix.
 

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There's not a single Roman mathematician that left his trace in history. Unlike Greeks like Pythagoras or Thales. It's the one field where Rome didn't shine.
This is arguably true of every science. The Romans just didn't care for learning as a pursuit of knowledge. They were an empire of bureaucrats and orators and their education practices reflect this.
 
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There's not a single Roman mathematician that left his trace in history. Unlike Greeks like Pythagoras or Thales. It's the one field where Rome didn't shine.
Ptolemy doesn't count? I don't think it would be hard to find others.

NM, he was Greek, I didn't know that!
 
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Man, I rarely buy new games, maybe 2-3 a year.

The biggest games I put hours into tha last 2 years

Cod WW2 90 hours
Farming Simulator 17 400 Hours

Also was am a big GTA RDR guy.

October going to have BO4, FS19 and RDR with in 2 weeks
 
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I once owned a Roman numeral clock that had IIII instead of IV on it. ...It was wrong, but funny.

Though I guess to be fair, no one ever said this franchise was actually using Roman numerals, I mean IIII means 4 too.
A lot of Roman numeral clocks are like that.
I think it's just to keep one third with I's one third has V's and the last third contains X's.
At least that's the only logic I can see in it.🤔



Maybe it's about time travel, more scifi than ever!
Or more likely probably the tally thing mentioned above.
 
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I once owned a Roman numeral clock that had IIII instead of IV on it. ...It was wrong, but funny.

Though I guess to be fair, no one ever said this franchise was actually using Roman numerals, I mean IIII means 4 too.
it wasn't wrong, IIII was apparently used just as IV was
 
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I don't get the hate for Black Ops 3. It had a lengthy campaign, custom load outs, beautiful graphics, some very interesting powers/abilities, and it was especially fun in cooperative play. I wish all COD campaigns had cooperative play, rather than keep it restricted to Zombies or Spec Ops/Survival.
 
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I don't get the hate for Black Ops 3. It had a lengthy campaign, custom load outs, beautiful graphics, some very interesting powers/abilities, and it was especially fun in cooperative play. I wish all COD campaigns had cooperative play, rather than keep it restricted to Zombies or Spec Ops/Survival.
Three words: The Frozen Forest. If I wanted to drop acid, I would drop acid, not play a video game. Also, the "twist" at the end left me scratching my head.

Now, I think most people agree the multiplayer was solid. I didn't care much for the play mechanics, but the gun play and map design were all on point. This is why I have hope for BO4...or BOIIII (sigh).