-Jim Sterling deals common sense justice in this MW3 article-

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http://www.destructoid.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-is-a-videogame-so-deal-216580.phtml

Please, for the LOVE OF GOD and all that is holy, just and right read this article. This article says pretty much next to everything I want to say about MW3 hate. It presents the common sense so painfully missing from youtube and facebook comment sections and speaks volumes for how the hate is quite frankly absurd. And if you can’t be bothered to read the article (which I’m sure you’ll will) here are some excerpts that I think sum up the article perfectly:

”Walker calls Modern Warfare 3 an “un-game”, a designation he is undoubtedly quite proud of. He complains that Modern Warfare 3 does not let him choose how to play and restricts him to tight, unyielding corridors. In his latest article, he attempts to argue that linearity isn’t his problem (thus freeing him up to enjoy Half-Life without being hypocritical) but he simply confirms that it was his problem. Because honestly, Modern Warfare 3 is about as “open” as the Half-Life series. More importantly, it’s as open as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which everybody loved before the series became too popular and needed taking down a peg or two. “

“I think this is the biggest issue with people who dislike Modern Warfare 3. It’s really not enough to simply say you don’t like it anymore. You have to discredit it as a videogame entirely. Calling Modern Warfare 3 an un-game is, by gaming standards, perhaps the harshest thing you could do. You are ostensibly saying it is incompatible with your professional standards as a game writer, and has no place in the life of those who enjoy videogames. You are to invalidate its existence as a gamer’s product entirely, and since it’s intended to be a videogame, you assert that it shouldn’t exist at all. “

“You are free to read through the 500+ comments that followed, from people who again couldn’t simply dislike the game — they actively could not bear the thought of somebody else liking it. They didn’t want to just express the fact that they weren’t fans, they had to take their hatred to a whole new level and invalidate the game to its very core. “

“The reasons for this are hypocritical to the highest degree. Some have said it’s exactly the same as Modern Warfare 2 — which is either a base lie or complete ignorance, because it’s not. It re-uses assets and the engine, but almost every sequel does. It refines rather than dramatically alters, sure, but most sequels do. There is no extreme level of rehashing going in Modern Warfare 3, not by the standards of this industry.”

“You can dress up your disregard for the series with a sense of artificial intellectualism, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a videogame. Nut up and deal with it.”

I won’t even make an audio podcast for this one. This genuinely says it all for me; you just need to read it and let it sink in, hater or not. And to sum up the type of comments that these kinds of articles receive when trying to support common sense and MW3, this says it all:

”This is an un-article, it doesn’t let me read what I want to hear…”

Keep justice alive internet.

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