Call of Duty: Black Ops: It's everywhere. You can't escape it. The commercials are on every channel. The ads are on every website. It made $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale. Resistance is futile.
Or is it? We asked our friendly Twitter followers to give their reactions on this week's mega-release. We also asked what they think about 3D gaming and whether it will really be the next big thing. (Our own Aaron Thomas has already sounded off on the subject.)
So check out the responses below, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more questions, contests, and news! We do these Tweetbook Q&A articles weekly, so if you want to be featured, keep an eye out and respond!
What do you think of Call of Duty: Black Ops so far, if you bought it? If you haven't, do you plan to?
Kyle Anijo: It's my favorite Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 1 with the United Offensive expansion, and the best of the modern games since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
TheStoryboard: I don't plan on buying Black Ops. First-person shooters based on real conflicts, especially Vietnam, never really sit well with me.
feitclub (Daniel Feit): I have never played a Call of Duty game in my life, but I'm becoming very tempted to try this one. Wish I knew why.
accretor (Fergus Gibson): Don't plan to buy Black Ops. Never been happy with a CoD game. I'd prefer to try it to see if it could be the first before I buy it.
Juanchitomayor: [Black Ops has] an interesting use of historical figures in a fictional way.
mickfrommackay: I bought Vanquish yesterday. The shop guy was going on and on about Black Ops, and he forgot to put my Vanquish disk in the case.
What are your thoughts on 3D gaming? Are 3D TVs a gimmick or the future?
Gabriel A. Candia: Personally, I think 3D technology is a fad, just like it was in the '80s. Instead of developers concentrating on making 3D games, how about they work on making a solid story? Or fixing bugs like in the messy PC version of Black Ops?
Kyle Anijo: I feel like 3D gaming is a ways off for consoles, but I think that the 3DS will definitely be a success.
Frank M. Anderson: I am loving playing games on my 3D TV. Black Ops and The Sly Collection are amazing in real 3D, and I was even impressed while using the 2D-to-3D conversion while playing Kinectimals.
Michael Pangelina: I'll give a shit when the words "gaming" and "3D" are combined and I don't immediately hear the words "expensive as fuck" in my head.
John Carl Thatcher: I already wear glasses, and I'm not putting on another pair.
TheStoryboard: Stereoscopy allows for more developer opportunities. Giving the devs more tools is a good thing, even if we see occasional poor usage.
supererogatory: I saw a 3D TV demo in an electronics store, and the shutter glasses tech felt instantaneously harmful to my eyes. But I have no problem with the theatrical 3D tech. I do think 3D + games is a no-brainer, but I'd personally wait until there's improved tech.
Wanyal: Too much cost, not enough benefit. Plus the glasses look stupid.
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