Today is the day of the Level Up Blogfest hosted by Mithril Wisdom and Geek Banter.
All you have to do to take part is:
...talk about a game you play or used to play; tell us how it works and share your love of the game with the rest of us. It can be any kind of game you like, from World of Warcraft to Hopscotch, from Monopoly to Blackjack and everything else in between. Tell us what you love about that game.
I really wanted to choose a classic game; something from my childhood perhaps. But no, it was not to be. I kept coming back round to a game that I currently play... more or less every day. Not all day you understand, just a bit to blow off steam sometimes.
That game is Call Of Duty.
Call Of Duty is a series of video games - war and battle based games. Guns and grenades type of thing.
I have played Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty: World At War, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops II.
I've played the online version of them all except World At War. But my current favourites are the most recent two - Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops II.
I like playing COD online the best. The regular version that is... not so keen on the zombie mode. But back to the things I like. I like the fact that you can go on the same mode, same map, same side (by that I mean within the game e.g. SAS, Spetsnaz, Mercs, FBI etc.) and the game will be different every time. Each time your team will be made up of different people - maybe you'll be up against someone who was on your team last time, maybe you'll be up against a whole new set of players.
You can play with and against people from all over the world... and some a little closer. The other week I was playing online when I heard someone mention that they were from the same town as me - of all the lobbies, in all the games...
COD online is fun, you can have a laugh. There's rivalry and comradeship. Of course you always get some pain-in-the-a*se who cheats (see moron class 4), or sends abusive messages (chillax it's only a game), or takes it a little too seriously (I SAID IT'S ONLY A GAME!), or irritates the hell out of you for whatever reason. But mostly they are an all right bunch.
I find that you have good days and bad days on COD. Some days I am on fire - my kill/death ratio is high (in my favour). I'm taking people out left, right and centre, winning games, unlocking awards, levelling up etc. And some days I just can't seem to hit anything. Even trying to shoot someone stood still right in front of me seems too much of a challenge.
And then there are the technical problems - like when you are in the middle of a game and the connection is lost (usually just after I've achieved something new or had a really good game - so it doesn't get added to my stats :( )
If you click the links at the top of the post you can go and visit the host blogs and find other game orientated posts to read.
And I'm going to leave you with a phrase that will probably mean very little to anyone who hasn't played COD: MW2 in campaign mode (or maybe if you've been in the military it might mean something).