Most Controversial Video Game Moment Of 2016


This wonderful year of 2016 is coming to a close. This year saw great releases, awesome video game moments and equally controversial events.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was released on Nov 4th.  The announcement trailer on YouTube is where the controversies started.  Due to the name, fan base (it is the 13th game in the series) and general reputation it started climbing into the millions of views.  But folks started noticing negative comments and thumb down voting.  Reasons ranged from graphics, to the setting, and the big one – bundling the remastered Modern Warfare.  As time went on the comments got more specific – graphics seemed outdated and reused, the setting is too futuristic with seemingly no engaging story and becoming too sci-fi for the series roots.  One of the biggest and a personal one for me, was the bundling of Modern Warfare remastered.

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This game came ONLY with Infinite Warfare, and even more – you had to buy the above standard, legendary edition of the game to get it.  This was perceived as a poor tactic by Activision to force people into buying Infinite to get Modern remastered, as it is by far the best game of the series, and an upgrade to the graphics and playable on current gen would appeal to nostalgic nature.  Overall fans were seemingly upset and it appears the game has finally hit a fatigue point.  But Activision’s response was that this was seen before, specifically in Black Ops II, and that it became one of the more received games from their catalog.

Source – Thigengaming

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