This is exactly how I feel.
The Dren has left a comment on 11/9/2011 3:05:53 PM: FshGuy wrote a little in a watcher comment about the debut of Modern Warfare 3 trailing both Modern Warfare 2 and COD: Black Ops.
What he forgot to mention is that:
Activision fired most of the development team of Modern Warfare 2 in a dispute over bonuses they were owed.
Activision tied Modern Warfare 3 to Call of Duty Elite, a $50 add on to purchase if you want the full experience, effectively pricing this game at $110
Activision just last week threatened to punish players who got their games early in the mail if they played them before the official launch date.
Perhaps some better questions overall would be, "Have gamers gotten tired of being abused by game publishers? Have gamers gotten tired of seeing developers treated poorly by the publishers? Have gamers gotten tired of shelling out upwards of $100 for a complete video game?"
In the overall greed of $10 online passes, $15 map packs (of which there were 4 for Black Ops), maybe a lot of gamers are doing what I'm doing. Going through old games never completed and having some fun with the money they already spent. New games are pricing themselves right out of the market.